Week of November 9, 2015


It’s a funny thing. We seldom notice sextiles and trines as they quietly go about making our lives easier but throw in one or two inconjuncts and squares and boom! They have our attention. If there is a Yod present like there is this week with Uranus in Aries at the apex, it will definitely make us sit up and take notice.

It all started last Thursday when Jupiter in Virgo was exactly inconjunct Uranus in Aries. On Monday the Scorpio Sun is inconjunct Uranus, and Thursday it is Mercury in Scorpio’s turn. The base of the Yod is represented by the Jupiter-Scorpio Sun sextile on Tuesday. This Yod is part of the pivotal Scorpio New Moon on November 11, and we may get a chance to experience firsthand what happens when Virgo and Scorpio confront Aries. What may bring people to grief is insisting on behaving with reckless disregard for anyone else’s welfare and well being . . . driving while stinking drunk is one example that comes to mind. While Virgo may still want to reach out to help, Scorpio will go with tough love and let them hit rock bottom. Please think before indulging in “cut off your nose to spite your face” behaviors this week.

A less controversial inconjunct is one between gentle Venus in Libra and the ever elusive Neptune in Pisces on Saturday. Things like beauty is only skin deep come to mind for this one. Falling in love with a beautiful illusion usually leads to pain and disillusionment in the long run.

Smoothing the way this week are a Scorpio Sun-Chiron in Pisces trine on Monday, Mercury in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn Tuesday, Mercury in Scorpio trine Chiron in Pisces Thursday, Venus in Libra sextile Saturn in Sagittarius on Friday and Mercury in Scorpio sextile Jupiter in Virgo on Friday. . . whew! All of those quietly promote listening skills, healing through empathy as well as add warmth and generosity to the atmosphere. Not much more we could ask for is there?

Thursday we also gain another planet in air when Mars leaves earthy Virgo for Libra. Mars is considered in detriment in Libra. Libra is often reluctant to take action without considering all the angles which can reduce the natural vitality of the red planet. Working with a good partner can make all the difference in the world to someone with Mars in Libra. Having both Venus and Mars in Libra does add a strong mental element to our love lives.

We start the week off with a void-of-course Libra Moon on Monday, and if we plan accordingly we can still get plenty accomplished. Choose existing projects over new ones for better results. Once the Moon enters Scorpio Monday evening on her way to the New Moon on Wednesday, getting on with our inner work looks promising. Water and earth signs are in ascendance until Thursday and those favor hands on work rather than speculation and theorizing.

Thursday the Moon enters fiery Sagittarius in the morning, renewing our creative energy and generally restoring our sense of humor. We will also notice the difference having both Mars and Venus in airy Libra makes by the end of the day. Even conjoining Saturn won’t dampen the Sagittarius Moon’s mood too much. This looks to be a T.G.I.F. Friday because the Sagittarius Moon trine Uranus in Aries and squaring Jupiter in Virgo will make everyone anxious to head out looking for fun.

After a long void-of-course on Saturday, the Moon enters Capricorn late afternoon and promptly squares Mars in Libra. That looks like tired and cranky to me! Sunday the Moon will square Venus in Libra early and conjoin Pluto late. Good time to practice being kind and patient with one another. Solitary activities such as working on personal projects or reading quietly are both better than spending time with friends and family.

We will experience a notable shift in energy this week before and after the Scorpio New Moon. Elemental balance is restored by the weekend, a big change from the first half of the week dominated by earth and water. If we have done a good job of clearing away old cobwebs before the New Moon, we will be able to move forward with enthusiasm by the weekend. Prepare to dive deep and come up with all kinds of treasures!

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Scorpio © Stephanie Pui-Mun Law