***all times are PST***
monday november 14th-
the first aspect of the day and week is exact at 12:59am when mercury cojoins juno at 2’42 sadge, aligning the mind and intellect with the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. mercury/juno is a great aspect for discussing and getting clear on our needs in relationship and what it means to find points of compromise, collaboration and co-existence. with both bodies in sadge there is a focus on Truth and finding ways to find a common Truth that all can live with.
at 4:17am venus in capricorn semisextiles juno in sadge, aligning the Goddess of Love and beauty with the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. aligning our needs and desires with our capacity to be aware of and take care of the needs and desires of others is key today. finding balance between contraction and expansion, pruning and growth, seeing the negative and seeing the positive gives us the capacity to meet others on common ground and perhaps find a new way forward together (personally and collectively)?
the full moon at 22’37 taurus is exact at 5:52am PST, marking the midway point of the current lunar cycle we are in that began with lunar samhain and the new moon in scorpio on october 30th. revelations about what we are holding onto that we need to let go of are incoming (be it people, places, things, beliefs, attitudes or emotions). this full moon semisextiles uranus and eris in aries and sextiles chiron- linking the uranus/chiron semisextile and the uranus/eris conjunction into this lunation. this is great energy for revealing where our path of healing is taking us and being willing to embrace change- which means letting go of the past and it’s hold on us (or our hold on it!). for more information on this lunation check the lunar insight posted a week to a few days before the full moon is exact.
the sun in scorpio quincunxes retrograde eris in aries at 10:02am, bringing tension between the conscious self and the Goddess of discord and chaos. upheaval is sometimes a necessary path to freedom. sometimes we don’t know when to let go so the Universe does things to force us. this can be shocking but it can also be quite liberating. having healthy outlets for emotions like anger and rage is key right now. don’t stuff but don’t reactively express. you have got to feel to heal.
then at 6:17pm the sun in scorpio quincunxes retrograde ceres in aries, bringing us face to face with anger and issues around home/family situations, the environment and Mother Earth at large. right now the sun is triggering a triple conjunction of uranus/eris/ceres. the first conjunction of uranus/eris was in june and ceres aligned with both june 21st-23rd. due to ceres retrograde journey she is aligning with eris, but not uranus, two more times- this week on 11/17 and on 12/31 (new years eve!). with the sun quincunx eris and ceres today and eris conjunct ceres on thursday of this week- big time things are up around rebellion, unrest, revolution and taking a stand! if we use this energy wisely we can start a revolution that is organized, masterful and beneficial to the evolution on this planet. the key is to channel the energy wisely. anger is a call to action- not a call to violence and putting others down. anger must be married with the heart- so that compassion is running the show and not the ego. keep this in mind this week and the rest of this year. use these energies wisely!
tuesday november 15th-
the only major aspect today is exact at 9:22am when mercury in sagittarius sextiles mars in aquarius, aligning the mind with the will and drive. this is great astrology for speaking up, taking action and getting clear on the directions we need to take. we are supported in being decisive, direct, honest and forthright in our dealings with others. just watch out that you don’t misuse this fiery energy to think you are right and everyone else is wrong and they need to change their viewpoints to yours ;)
wednesday november 16th-
at 3;38pm venus in capricorn semisextiles mars in aquarius, aligning the Divine Lovers in creative and fertile ways! this is great astrology for finding balance between our conventional side and the Unconventional. venus in capricorn values safety and security while mars values freedom and change! finding a space in life to honor both bodes well personally and in relationships with others.
thursday november 17th-
retrograde ceres conjunct retrograde eris in aries at 5:35am, making for the 2nd of 3 ceres/eris conjunctions. the first was in june when uranus was conjunct eris and they both aligned with ceres june 21st-23rd. the 2nd is today and the last is on 12/31 (new years eve day!). big time things are up around rebellion, unrest, revolution and taking a stand! if we use this energy wisely we can start a revolution that is organized, masterful and beneficial to the evolution on this planet. ceres is focused on home, family, safety and security- yet she also speaks to the environment, food supply, water supply and Mother Earth. for me uranus/eris/ceres is waking up the activists and the ones ready to take a stand for all sentient beings and for our beloved Mother Earth who houses us! yet this energy is very feisty and fiery and could be misused. anger is a call to action- not a call to violence and putting others down. anger must be married with the heart- so that compassion is running the show and not the ego, desire to dominate, control or take out the Other. keep this in mind this week and the rest of this year. use these energies wisely and we could have the much needed revolution of a lifetime!
neptune cojoins the true south node in pisces at 2:10pm. from 11/3-17 we have neptune aligning with the mean and true nodes- making this time spanning election time in the US and interesting one to say the least. neptune/south node aligns the planet of spirituality and illusion with the karmic south node. this transit has been building all of fall- bringing out the extreme shadow side of neptune/pisces: denial, delusion, avoidance of reality, playing the victim or the martyr, mass or personal deception, spiritual by passing, and turning to addictions to numb out and not have to deal with reality. overdoing all of these things keeps us from aligning with our personal and collective north node path of discernment, integrity, self honesty and commitment to being of service. steer clear of checking out and be willing to call others out when they are doing that as well. the neptune fog is THICK right now and it’s hard to see which way is up and which way is down. instead of making hard and fast decisions now it’s best you sit with all that arises, turn within and listen to your intuition and allow the fog to settle first. watch out for mass or personal delusion- and if you find yourself seemingly the only one seeing things clearly trust your gut and follow your instincts even if no one else is doing so!
mercury in sagittarius squares the nodes at 9:00pm, bringing us to a pivotal point of choice on our path. we can keep on playing out the same old karmic patterns around idealism, denial of reality, only seeing the Love and Light and avoiding acknowledging the shadow. OR we can move into the direction of the north node in virgo and become more discerning, aligned in our integrity, self/other honest and committed to seeing reality as it is first which then empowers us to create what can be.
friday november 18th-
mercury in sagittarius squares retrograde stationary neptune in pisces at 8:04am, bringing tension between the rational and logical mind and intellect and the irrational, intuitive self. mercury/neptune can be great for intuition, psychic ability, creativity and spirituality- but because neptune is stationary, is on the karmic south node and the aspect is tense there can be a lot of delusion, illusion, confusion and deception playing out in communication, thoughts and information right now. not everything is what it is seems and we have to be willing to ask questions of ourselves, others and the world around us to get to the Truth.
at 11:48pm venus in capricorn trines the north node in virgo, aligning the Goddess of Love and beauty with the evolutionary north node of destiny! destined or fated connections with others- personal and professional- can occur right now as can evolution in existing relationships. with capricorn and virgo configured our commitment to our personal paths of integrity, self mastery, self honesty and being of service can open doors right now!
saturday november 19th-
venus in capricorn sextiles stationary neptune in pisces at 3:03pm, aligning the lower heart with the Higher Heart in sweet and compassionate ways. venus/neptune is great for creativity, spirituality and the genuine desire to help others. with neptune stationary the desire to sacrifice the self is high but so too can be the Unconscious tendencies to wear rose colored glasses and see what we want to see rather than what is really there. finding balance between reality and dreams, what is present in the here and now and potential is key right now.
neptune stations direct at 9’14 pisces at 8:38pm, making the planet of mysticism and illusion the most powerful planet in the sky. neptune essentially stations direct in conjunction with the karmic south node- amplifying and exacerbating the shadow pisces karmic tendencies: denial, delusion, avoidance of reality, spiritually by passing, playing the victim or the martyr, refusing to see the self and others clearly, mass or interpersonal deception, and turning to addictions (to drugs/alcohol but also to internet/work/food/sex/dating or anything else) as a means to avoid really confronting the emotions and karmic patterns we keep repeating in our lives. the veil between the worlds is thin when neptune stations and the best use of this energy is in meditation, reflection, introspection and inner journeys. it’s not a great time to make definitive decisions as it’s not quite clear which way is up and which way is down. if you can take a time out to go within and Source your answers from your Higher Self that knows what the answers are (and do your inner work to discern this voice from the spiritually by passing ego voice that often can sound quite similar!).
at 9:02pm saturn in sagittarius parallels pluto in capricorn, echoing the aspect these two made by degree last week thursday 11/10. with an aspect by degree and declination happening within 9 days of each other we have had a super aspect between these two forming. saturn is the planet of mastery and discipline and pluto is the Lord of the Underworld, death and rebirth. saturn/pluto can speak to mastering our fears of death and of annihilation. it can be about committing to further growth and evolution by wrestling with the demons and shadows that live beneath the surface- personally and collectively. this is also the last part of the saturn/pluto cycle- with a new one commencing when saturn cojoins pluto at 22 capricorn in january 2020. so from now until then a cycle is ending and completing- one related to right use of power and mastery over the lower forces in ourselves and the world around us. the last saturn/pluto cycle began in november 1982 at 27 libra- so thinking back to what was seeded then in our lives (personally and collectively) can be insightful. this cycle closing has a focus on integrity and right use of power in relationships- whereas the next one will relate to business, politics and how we pursue success. being willing to see where we are out of alignment so that we can realign ourselves with our Highest Path is supported by saturn/pluto right now.
sunday november 20th-
the last aspect of the week is exact at 7:26am when mars in aquarius quincunxes the north node in virgo, bringing tension and friction between our ego selves and drives and our evolutionary path of growth and destiny. mars is at odds with our Soul’s growth today. being rebellious and just wanting to do what we want to do at the expense of our integrity, discernment or commitment to showing up and being of service can cost us. being willing to check ourselves when we are going off our paths is key right now.
have a blessed and healing week ahead…