***all times are PST***
monday november 19th-
at 5:30pm mars in pisces squares jupiter in sagittarius, creating tension between the will and drive and the planet of expansion and excess. mars/jupiter can be great for action and initiative yet these two combining in intense ways can tend to overdo things as well. watch out for reactivity, restlessness and impulsivity. with both bodies in jupiter-ruled signs that are deeply spiritual but also overly optimitic- it can be easy to delude ourselves into thinking the actions we take are truly for the benefit of all when in fact they can be deeply self-focused and selfish. this is not a time to lie or speak only partial Truths. that will come back to bite you in the butt!!!
tuesday november 20th-
the sun in scorpio trines retrograde chiron in pisces at 2:56am, aligning the conscious self and ego with the Wounded Healer planetoid. this is a lovely aspect for emotional and spiritual healing and expansion of awareness. with both bodies in water signs getting in tough with our deepest emotions, feelings, needs and vulnerabilities can be deeply healing right now.
saturn in capricorn squares pallas in libra at 12:09pm, creating tension between the Great Patriarch and the Wisdom and Warrior Goddess. saturn/pallas can be great for getting serious, focused and masterful but the tense nature of the aspect can also bring up some heavy energies into work, career or relationships. if we are over focused on keeping the peace at any cost (shadow libra) or being in control (shadow capricorn) this can be exacerbated right now. finding balance between pessimism and realism- collaboration and codependency is key.
wednesday november 21st-
the sun at 29 scorpio quincunxes retrograde uranus at 29 aries at 11:51am, bringing wake up/shake up energy into the day! sun/uranus is about change and surprises- some could be great and some could be really not expected! with both bodies in mars-ruled signs having healthy outlets for anger and rage and seeing where our healthy self-focus can go overboard and turn into selfishness is important. change is in the air- wield change wisely!
at 5:28pm the sun in scorpio trines the north node that just moved into 29 cancer- bringing important insights, aha moments and illuminate around our paths of growth, destiny and evolution. the north node in cancer speaks to growth through emotions, our connection with the feminine and with our own Unconscious. with the sun in deeply emotional and instinctual scorpio- waters run deep. are we willing to swim in them or are we afraid to go in?
thursday november 22nd-
happy thanksgiving to those who celebrate. please remember there is a lot to our country’s history that needs to be re-membered in order for true healing to happen. i prefer to celebrate this day as a day of gratitude as much of what we are told in history is not true or altered. if you do not know what i am talking about google ’the true history of thanksgiving’. today let’s give thanks for our Beloved Planet Earth we live on- the Great Mother and Great Provider. let’s commit to taking care of her as well as taking care of each other- no matter our race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or political preference. we are all Mother Earth’s children and us realizing we are One Body on our beloved planet is key to shifting out of the timeline of death and destruction we are currently on.
the sun moves out of scorpio and into sagittarius at 1:01am, shifting the conscious self and ego from water to fire, yin to yang, internally focused to externally focused. the sun moves to join jupiter (and will align with jupiter in 3 days time!)- bringing focus to travel, expansion, Truth, teaching/learning and opening our minds! the pursuit of Truth and positivity unfolds over the coming month! just watch out for overdoing it, hubris, self-righteousness and thinking you have the right Truth and everyone else just needs to follow ;)
retrograde mercury in sagittarius semisquares venus in libra at 5:13am, making a minor tense aspect between the mind and the heart (who just passed retrograde batons to each other last week). mercury/venus can make for tension between our thoughts and our feelings, our rational logical side and our emotional side. finding ways to express and honor both is key.
mars in pisces semisquares pluto in capricorn at 5:39pm, bringing tension between the lower will and Higher Will, personal power and Higher Power. mars in pisces is a pacifist and likes to surrender, forgive and at worst spiritually bypass and escape. pluto is about power- but if we engage in power over or power under (tyrant or victim) we miss out on the capacity for personal empowerment and transformation. channeling our will and ego energies wisely is key. let the Higher Will guide you in your actions and intentions right now.
the full moon at 0’52 gemini is exact at 9:39pm PST, marking the midway point of the current lunar cycle we are in that began with the new moon in scorpio on 11/7. that new moon brought us into the depths of the abyss- the last part of the solar cycle from now until winter solstice is about death, endings, releasing and letting go. this full moon in gemini opposite jupiter and the sun in sagittarius has a focus on information, communication and Truth. how do we discern what is Truth from what is not? can we really ascertain what the Truth is when we are assessing it from the surface? the scorpio lunar cycle reminds us that it’s in the depths and the shadows that we will find the fullness of the Truth. this full moon is a good one to question what we think we know, question what we are told (particularly by authority figures and the media) and question what we tell ourselves or others. it’s NOT a time to be dishonest (karma will be seeded) but it is a time to question everything. for more information on this lunation check the lunar insight posted a few days to a week before the full moon is exact.
***venus cross ecliptic today and as she does so she links with pluto twice. pluto just crossed the ecliptic end of october- a rare once every 130 years or so transit that bring pluto energies of transformation, evolution, death and rebirth into focus. we have some very intense pluto playing out right now- pluto just passed the ecliptic and his own south node in october and now heads to the south node of the moon in march/april of 2019. from now until then we are in a place of MASSIVE activation of karmic patterns/relationships/tendencies with a need to see what of the old ways of doing and being are keeping us stuck, stagnant and unevolved. i will be writing a blog or recording a video blog to talk about this more soon. with venus involved right now pay attention to what is dying/transformation in relationships, finances, your values or self worth. sometimes something has to die and be released before true transformation can take hold. discerning baby from bathwater is key right now.
friday november 23rd-
there are no major aspects today.
saturday november 24th-
at 5:08pm neptune stations direct at 13’41 pisces, making the planet of mysticism and illusion the most powerful planet in the sky. neptune is great for mysticism, spirituality, intuition, compassion, altruism and Unconditional Love. yet shadow neptune can also be present in the form of 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 (and do your inner work to discern this voice from the spiritually by passing ego voice that often can sound quite similar!) you will make the most of this transit!
retrograde mercury in sagittarius sesquiquadrates retrograde eris in aries at 5:22pm, bringing tension between the mind and intellect and the Goddess of Chaos and Discord! mercury/eris can make for intense communications or realizations. staying open to seeing the Truth within and without is key.
sunday november 25th-
retrograde mercury in sagittarius semisextiles saturn in capricorn at 10:22am, aligning the mind and intellect with the planet of mastery and integrity. this is a great aspect for getting focused, real and serious in thinking and communicating. with mercury retrograde- being willing to rethink, review and revise the past is key.
the sun cojoins jupiter at 3’56 sagittarius at 10:33pm, making for the first planetary trigger of jupiter in his new home sign of sagittarius! sun/jupiter can bring illumination and insight into what jupiter in sagittarius has in store for us personally and collectively. this is a great aspect for travel, having fun and enjoying life! be generous of heart and mind- just watch out for overdoing it :) pay attention to the hints the Universe is sending your way about where the next year’s growth and opportunity is coming from. it’s up to you to make something of it!
have a blessed week!