***all times are PST***
monday november 2nd-
there are no major aspects today but mercury parallels venus and they both contra parallel mars from 5am today through 5am tomorrow- making an energetic alignment with the mind and heart (mercury and venus) while both of them are at odds with the will and drive (mars). this can make for arguments, conflict, opposing viewpoints, values and opinions (just in time for the election – yay!). finding ways to communicate where we are coming from the heart and not the ego is key.
tuesday november 3rd-
today is election day in the USA!!!! and mercury stationing with venus quincunx uranus makes for a interesting, unexpected and revealing day OMG!
at 9:50am mercury stations direct at 25’53 libra, bringing the conscious mind and intellect to a standstill in the sky. we have been in a deep dive rethinking, reviewing and revising our relationships, commitments, debt, shared resources, shadow and more. mercury stationed retrograde on 10/13 in scorpio and then backtracked into libra on 10/27- putting focus on the two signs intimately connected to relationship, collaboration and compromise. with mercury at a standstill on election day in double square to saturn (exact 11/1 and 11/6) there’s definitely a heavy, get real, serious and maybe depressing energy present right now. mercury in libra wants fairness, balance and harmony but the square to saturn is showing what is karmic, patriarchal, old paradigm, rigid, dogmatic or resistant to change. libra can also tend to sweep things under the carpet and not address shadow- so the double Saturn square can be about really seeing WHAT IS in relationships, in work situations and in the world around us. pay attention to what is going on this whole first week of november- in your personal life here is either karma ripening or reality being revealed. the same can be said for the global situation.
venus in libra quincunxes retrograde uranus in taurus at 6:22pm, creating tension between the Goddess of Love and Beauty and the Rebel, Revolutionary and Great Awakener. both bodies are in venus ruled signs so change is incoming regarding the feminine, relationships, material life, values and more! uranus in taurus is about a Revolution of Embodiment (see my blog of the same title pinned to the main page of my site for more info). change is present and the Divine Feminine is awakening- in both women and men! being open to change and being willing to let go of that which is not serving is SO KEY right now. DO NOT hold onto things that are toxic for you out of fears around safety, security or money. trust the Universe has your back and that a new beginning will come out of some other beginnings end <3
wednesday november 4th-
there are no major aspects today. the moon is in communicative gemini at the start of the day and links with mercury- making for a morning full of information and conversation. at 1:45pm the moon moves into cancer spotlighting themes of emotions, home, family, safety and security.
thursday november 5th-
retrograde mars in aries quincunxes juno in scorpio at 7:41pm, creating tension between the will and drive and the Goddess of partnership and marriage. this week we have a sun/juno conjunction (11/8) and they both quincunx retrograde mars (day through 11/7)- bringing conflictual and argumentative eenergies into relationships and commitments of all kinds (romantic, marriage, business, financial, governmental and more). with both bodies in mars-ruled signs make sure you have a healthy relationship to anger, rage and assertiveness. if you overdo it you can be egoistical and selfish- if you stuff it you can feel passive aggressive or depressed. the energies need conscious action right now- so shine a Light ton relationships and take action where it is needed.
at 10:06pm jupiter in capricorn quincunxes the mean north node in gemini, creating tension between the planet of expansion and excess and the node of destiny and evolution. jupiter is the planet of the Higher Mind but can also tend to hubris and self righteousness. put jupiter in capricorn and our dogma and rigidity can be magnified. at odds with the north node in gemini- our path of growth is intimately tied up with coming back to beginner’s mind and being curious versus thinking we know everything. opportunities to see our own dogmatic patterns and ways we resist opening our minds and seeing other perspectives is available today! don’t stay stuck in old thinking and beliefs – the mind works like a parachute- it’s best when it is open!
friday november 6th-
at 1:11am mercury in libra squares saturn in capricorn, creating tension and friction between the mind and intellect that wants harmony and peace and the Lord of Karma that wants us to get real and see/deal with reality. mercury/saturn can be great for having serious, grounded communications but it can also tend itself to depression, pessimism and negative thinking. only seeing what is wrong and not seeing what is right OR going to the other extreme where we are only focusing on the positive and ignoring the shadow is to be avoided right now! pay attention to the things you say, hear or think right now. they can be heavy but also revealing of reality.
retrograde chiron in aries quincunxes vesta in virgo at 5:09am, creating tension between the Wounded Healer planetoid and the Priestess asteroid Goddess of devotion and focus. chiron/vesta can support focusing on the sacred and spiritual but the tense aspect can bring up old wounds and pain around anger, rage and how we take action in our lives. taking care of our health and well being may be required today.
at 3:14pm PST we have SOLAR SAMHAIN- the moment the sun cross into the 15th degree of scorpio. the solar gateways of the cross quarter days (imbolc, Beltane, lughnasad and samhain) occur at the precise midpoint of the solstices and equinoxes which falls at the 15th degree of the fixed signs. calendar samhain is 10/31-11/1 and may have originally been set on this date due to stellar alignments (the pleiades specifically) but due to the precision of the equinoxes we no longer have a precise pleiades alignment on this date. astrologically the solar gate way today and the lunar gateway at the new moon in scorpio on 11/14 are the most potent times to enter into the Dark of the Sun- the period from samhain until winter solstice. this particular samhain is EXTRA POTENT because the winter solstice that is coming is once in a lifetime. to learn more about this solar gateway to prepare for the winter solstice click here to sign up to access Gate Calls- https://divineharmony.com/checkout/?rid=pws3gt (i will be co-leading a Winter Solstice Online Retreat with Sianna Sherman- stay tuned for more info forthcoming soon!!!)
saturday november 7th-
at 3:41am the sun in scorpio quincunxes retrograde mars in aries, creating tension and friction between the two yang, masculine planets in mars ruled signs! sun/mars can be great for taking action, being assertive and dynamic- but the two in tense aspect and both in signs ruled by mars can also exacerbate aggression, power/control dynamics and subversive energies. be aware of how you run your will, ego and drive energies right now! use the scorpio energy to plumb the depths and face your own shadow FIRST before you point out the shadow in others ;)
sunday november 8th-
the sun cojoins juno at 16’24 scorpio at 12:54am, aligning the conscious self and ego with the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. sun/juno spotlights commitments, agreements, debt, shared resources and shared power. from 11/5 until today we have had an alignment of sun/juno with both quincunx to retrograde mars- bringing tension into relationships- personal, professional and otherwise. arguments and conflict that has come up must be addressed. the shadow coming to light needs to be faced and worked with. pay attention to wha is NOT being seen or addressed and turns towards it today. be committed to bringing Light to the shadow and seeing Truth more than you are committed to your own unconsciousness, beliefs and karmic patterns.
pallas athena in capricorn quincunxes the north node in gemini at 1:59am, creating tension between the Wisdom and Warrior Goddess and the node of destiny and evolution. pallas in capricorn is focused on tradition and what we have always done but can also be coming from an old patriarchal standpoint of dominance and power over. with pallas at odds with the north node in gemini- our path of growth is intimately tied up with coming back to beginner’s mind and being curious versus thinking we know everything- and being open versus coming from a closed mind. opportunities to see our own dogmatic patterns and ways we resist opening our minds and seeing other perspectives is available today! don’t stay stuck in old thinking and beliefs – the mind works like a parachute- it works best when it is open!
have a blessed week…