Week of November 14, 2016


The Full Moon in Taurus puts its stamp on this week. It takes place on Monday morning and offers us an opportunity to focus on healing old wounds and new. The rest of the week has few major aspects as we head towards Neptune stationing direct on Saturday at 9° 14′ Pisces.

Sharpening our wits in a good way is Tuesday’s sextile between outspoken Mercury in Sagittarius and Mars in Aquarius. Both signs are more interested in seeing the big picture and developing ideas in service of humanity than grubbing about with picky details. Be open to seeing old issues in a new light and being inspired to finally making some much needed changes in attitude.

The Neptune fogbank rolls in at the end of the week starting with Mercury in Sagittarius squaring Neptune in Pisces on Friday. Mercury-Neptune squares can be extremely frustrating, especially for those with a strong Mercury signature in their natal charts, because no one tells a more convincing lie than a true believer. The amount of misinformation floating around the Internet is bound to be even more staggering than usual right now. My recommendation is hold off making important decisions until after Mercury conjoins Saturn on November 23 . . . that will sober Mercury right up!

Saturday Neptune stations direct at 9° 14′ Pisces, and those who have personal planets from 8° to 10° in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) will be affected the most. Neptune is subtle and a very slow moving outer planet which means he spends about four months at his station degree. In other words, many of us probably won’t even notice this event.

A sextile from Neptune in Pisces to Venus in Capricorn on Saturday may bring out the romantic side of this rather stuffy Venus. She still appreciates being treated like a lady, particularly out in public though what she can get up to behind closed doors is another story.

All this Neptune activity plus a Leo Moon does infuse the weekend with a more romantic atmosphere than we’ve had in awhile. As long as we remember the party will won’t last forever and sobriety will return the following Monday, have a great time! Oh yes, do make sure to have a designated driver and set strict limits on how much you can afford to spend ahead of time, otherwise the consequences may be more than you can afford.

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One nice thing about having planets fairly evenly distributed in all the elements is the Moon finds support as she moves through Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and Leo this week.

Following the Full Moon in Taurus at daybreak, the Taurus Moon will be void-of-course until late afternoon on Monday when she will skip into airy Gemini. Monday will be better for picking up the pieces and tidying up loose ends than jumping into new projects.

It’s a good thing the Gemini Moon is flexible and good at shifting mental gears because Tuesday she will have her hands full. The day gets off to a slightly blurry start when she squares Neptune in Pisces, creating some emotional queasiness. By mid-afternoon clarity returns when the Moon is cheered up by a trine to Jupiter in Libra. By evening she will oppose Saturn in Sagittarius, slowing busy minds and allowing us to get some sleep. Stick with the basics during the morning and save more critical matters for the afternoon if you can, because it will be hard to concentrate effectively during the morning.

Wednesday the Gemini Moon goes void-of-course long before dawn and wanders along with little focus until she glides into Cancer late in the afternoon/early evening. It helps some that her last aspect is a sextile to Uranus in Aries but by noon our attention spans will be flagging so plan accordingly. A quiet evening at home with family will please the Cancer Moon.

The Cancer Moon has a busy day on Thursday though most of the action takes place before dawn and during the evening. Follow your gut Thursday morning when the Cancer Moon is trine Neptune in Pisces and you won’t go wrong. A more contentious aspect is the square between the Moon and Jupiter in Libra late afternoon/early evening, followed very shortly by an opposition to Pluto in Capricorn. Not the best time to get into a discussion about politics, especially when many are feeling very raw about that topic. The uptick in cardinal energy is good for bustling about at work but can also bring out people’s more belligerent side.

By the time the work day starts on Friday, the Cancer Moon will have settled down after a predawn square to Uranus in Aries and she won’t make another aspect until a trine to the Scorpio Sun during the afternoon. Since today is the Mercury-Neptune square, be careful about accepting information at face value. It’s a good day to work alone and mind one’s own business. The Moon enters playful Leo in the evening which bodes well for going out to enjoy the night life.

We get a Leo Moon weekend and that usually means social activities will be more enjoyable than usual. Saturday starts off with the Leo Moon opposing Mars in Aquarius, inspiring us to be physically active during the day. During the afternoon Mercury in Sagittarius will be trine the Moon, adding a light touch and encouraging us to see the humor in our situations. A late evening sextile to Jupiter in Libra is perfect for ending the day on an upbeat note.

Sunday has a liminal feel to it since the Leo Moon makes no aspects after a mid-morning trine to Uranus in Aries. It will be after midnight on Sunday night before the Moon squares the Scorpio Sun. Sunday is also the last full day the Sun will be in Scorpio. It is a better day for contemplation and review than playing.

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This is the last week of Scorpio Season and only the Sun remains in Scorpio. The Scorpio Sun and Neptune in Pisces are the last planets in water signs and by next week, Neptune will be the lone holdout. The skies are quieter than usual and at last we have time to absorb the celestial changes that took place last week. The first half of week is much better for working on projects requiring clarity. The closer we get the weekend and the Neptune station, the more challenging it will be to maintain perspective and see things as they are. Rather than fighting it, put important projects on hold until the middle of next week if you can.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image:  Scorpio © Heidi