After a few intense weeks, we seem to have a little bit of a respite this week around. It's not all easy travels, but it's a little bit of a breather than what we've been getting. Just to keep in mind, there's some important events going on this week outside of the astrology, from what I'm aware of. Definitely note Thursday for the FCC's Net Neutrality vote. How this is issue is handled may affect Phoenixia Astrology as a whole, especially my ability to communicate with all of you effectively. That said, diving in.
Monday starts off with a full bag of tricks, with Jupiter sextile Lucifer for a little mitigation on the pride issues front. We also have Mercury retrograde square Chiron to start the week off too, so do be aware of how you're coming across to others, and how you're communicating that which is bothering you. Also a good chance of some travel mishaps, so keep a close watch on the other drivers. Moon semisextile Mars and trine Kaali also ups some of the intensity, though the trine to Kaali should allow us to navigate some of the problems a bit better. Finally, we also start off with Venus square Neptune tightly, so there's a good chance we're going to see some absurdities in "fuzzy logic" when it comes to the workday. As the day progresses, there could be a little bit of reaping what we sow with asteroid Karma squaring the Nodes. Further on into the late afternoon and early evening we'll see Mercury trine Eris, so maybe a little bit of calming some of the chaos that's going on will be on the agenda. Into the night the Moon will cross fixed star Algorab, so try to avoid arguments where you can with loved ones, and it may be a good time to meditate and cool things down. We end Monday with Moon sextiling Venus, which may help dream visions and maybe a nightcap with a loved one.
Tuesday could yield some intresting events as we have Jupiter conjunct Vesta, so we can expect some developments in the judicial front. Further on into the day we see the Moon sextile the North Node, a nice boost for getting some tasks done as we'll likely be feeling a little bit better about some ills. Exercise caution though as we'll also be having the Moon square off against Pluto, so try not to get into any fights with superiors or subordinates, and try to keep a calm, level head on the commute as tempers are likely to be flaring. The Moon does, of course, have more good news to offset this a little as it will also sextile the Sun and Mercury (both of which are conjunct). This combination should give us an edge in taking care of some sticky situations and clear our heads just a little. Going into late evening Pacific Time, we'll see the Moon quincunx Chiron as the Moon also crosses Spica. We might be feeling a bit wounded with something else bothering us, but the star in Libra should shine a bit more positively and possibly give us a little healing by catharsis. Shortly afterwards, the Moon opposes Uranus retrograde, and Pallas also opposes the moon a little bit later, so be ready for anything as you prepare for a good night's sleep.
Wednesday ramps things up a bit with the Moon crossing into Scorpio, exposing some of our darker impulses throughout the day. Moon square Juno in the early hours could make for a tense breakfast with the family. Moon sextile Saturn, however, should mitigate things just slightly and give us a little bit of an inspiration as to how to deal with a work problem, or at the very least smooth over road rage a bit on the commute. Do be aware as you arrive to your classes or your job in the morning (Pacific Time) as Mars square Kaali could make for some sudden headaches. The moon will also be conjuncting Mars close to the same time as well, giving us a boost of energy, but again, try to maintain some calm while you blow through some tasks that need to be done. Later on in the day, Moon trine Nessus might be useful to spring us out of a trap, possibly of our own making, so if you've been feeling a bit obsessive about someone or something, that should abate for a short moment. Lastly, into the night, Moon conjunct Dejanira may bring forth some insights as to our vulnerabilities, and how to overcome them.
Thursday is a big day, as this is the day of the FCC Net Neutrality Vote. Will the commissioner's actually vote wisely? Let's see... Moon trine Neptune should cut through some of the fog a little, and the North Node trine Venus should be beneficial for events related to jobs, careers, and what we desire. We also have the Sun trining Eris retrograde, which should bring some order to the chaos. We do get Moon conjunct Jupiter about the time I expect the vote to take place as well, which will bring forth the notions of law and order and how we feel about them. It's shortly after this time that Destinn retrograde opposes the Moon, so we may be feeling a bit uneasy about where the events of the day go. We also get Moon conjunct Vesta, again, dealing with law and wisdom. Into the afternoon the Moon squares the Nodes, which will grant us some challenges to get through the rest of the day, and still later on Ceres will square the Moon at the same time the Moon sextiles Pluto. Could be something home-related we need to deal with, but we can probably deal with it in a constructive manner. Could be rearranging something, or taking out some trash (never a bad thing to do). Based on Thursday's forecast, and the fact they're doing this entire FCC vote at the heart of Mercury Retrograde, we may yet be able to preserve the open Internet. Somehow. Based on this, we may see a last-second vote of sanity. But I am not 100% certain.
Friday will be a bit more of an easier day with the Moon trining Chiron early on, helping us get past old wounds and maybe even helping us heal past them. We'll also have Venus conjunct Mercury retrograde, so there is a good chance of being able to salvage a job or repair something of value to us during this time (Mercury retrogrades are good times for repair and review, after all). Uranus quincunx the Moon later on suggests a little volatility and some strange occurences, so keep alert. Overnight, the Moon will be crossing over into Sagittarius which will heat things up and add a little bit of spontaniety to the night's events. Sun square Chiron could bring to light some issues we've been avoiding for fear of bruising our own egos.
Saturday will give us the Moon tearing through Sagittarius, so be ready for anything to happen. Not in a bad way, I would hope, but people could be a little hot from the events of the previous night. Mars semisextile Moon early one while the Moon squares Nessus symbolizes the potential for some argumentativeness, so try to keep this in mind. We'll also have a trine to Uranus from the Sun, allowing us to make greater use of the day's spontaneity. Mars trine Nessus by mid-afternoon (Pacific Time) should mitigate some of the earlier tensions, and allow us to take action to break past old obsessions slightly. Into the evening, the Moon squares Neptune, so do be alert if you decide to go partying into this evening as intoxicants could be more potent than you bargain for. Mercury trine North Node should end the day with a little bit of ease when travelling and speaking with others, but do watch yourself as Mercury still is retrograde at this point.
Sunday ends the week with a conjunction between Moon and Mercury to start coming in from Saturday night, so there could be some fun travels overnight. As midday approaches, I see Moon conjuncts Venus. If you have some last-minute Christmas shopping to do, this is a good time to go out and do it! Eris trine Moon a little later on will also help a bit with the chaos, and might even spark some good holiday cheer out of the blue. Just be alert for Moon square Chiron as we approach the evening, and a possibility of feeling emotionally exhasted from the earlier events of the day could rear its head about then. Overnight, the New Moon in Sagittarius will occur, ushering in a new lunar cycle to end the calendar year on. It'll be conjunct Galactic Center as well, so this Lunar Cycle is going to start with a bang to begin the new week after Sunday!
So there you have it... a calm before an upcoming storm, and some easier-to-deal-with aspects to go throughout most of this week, and ending on a fiery note with the New Moon on Galactic Center. Whatever loose ends you have to finish things off, this is the week to do it. I haven't looked ahead to next week yet, and to be honest, the December monthly forecast won't be happening as of this point as I was not able to get to it this time. I'll be focusing my efforts more on seeing what yearly forecast I can come up with for 2018 instead, and besides, December is almost half over by this point. At any rate, keep going, keep your chin up, and keep alert.
This one's going to be a quickie because I've been up way too late preparing for a possible interview this week. As my current job is winding down, and I'm on the hunt for another one, regrettably some brushing up on programming skills has taken priority. As part of the brush-up, however, I'm working on something that will allow me to better forecast for you readers. Also, the monthly forecast, as a side-effect of my day-to-day concerns, has been delayed for another day, perhaps two. We'll see where I'm at. Jumping in.
Monday starts us off with Dejanira trine Nessus, Jupiter trine Neptune, and Pallas retrograde sextile Sedna retrograde, and Pholus conjunct Saturn at their tightest points. Likley overnight, we've been dealing with some hopes that things are improving, but at the same time there's a very large caution about getting too mesmerized with some of the larger dream visions that may be coming our way today. Or perhaps we've overindulged in an all-nighter (guilty). Keep track of epiphanies that come, but don't get too far out of the way. Later on in the day, Moon makes a square to Chiron retrograde, which is all but motionless itself right now, and considering we've just come off of a full moon in Gemini, there are going to be some deep concerns with how we've been healing ourselves lately. It's not all bad though, as Uranus sextile the Moon can give us some impetus to come to some sudden solutions regarding a few problems, and Moon trine Mars a little later will also be a big help. Just watch out even later on in the day when Moon opposes the tight conjunction between Pholus, Saturn, and Mercury retrograde. While you're sorting out solutions, it's easy to get sidetracked by some critical business that consumes your time. Another thing to watch out for is hyperobsessions, which will peak around 3PM PST with Venus square Nessus. Into the night we get a potentially awkward respite when the Moon quincunxes Venus, yet trines Dejanira. Might be the potential for a lover's spat, but it'll pass.
Tuesday we have an early grand trine between the Moon in its home sign of Cancer, Jupiter in Scorpio, and Neptune in its home sign of Pisces. Not to mention the moon will also be crossing the dog star, Sirius. This is an excellent day to take advantage of some visionary impulses you've been having, and definitely write down or notate solutions that come to you! You may not be able to act on them quite yet with Saturn and Mercury retrograde bearing down on all of us, or... if you're repairing or revisiting something, perhaps you can! (Mercury retrograde does have some advantages). Harness what you can early on, for the Moon will oppose Pluto once it's done doing it's easy dance with Jupiter and Neptune. In fact, seeing this, the danger is going to be in letting the opportunity slip away, and not taking advantage, which could leave you feeling set up for a fall later. May be the time to get rid of something that no longer makes you feel all that great about yourself too, but again, make absolutely certain, as knee-jerk reactions could leave us in a bit of pain.
Wednesday gets a bit rough as we get Eris squaring the Moon, and at the same time Moon quincunx Apophis. I'd say be careful on the morning commute this day. Moon does trine Chiron a little later, and that'll help us feel a little bit better about goings on, and we may be able to get started on some major healing as Chiron will now have turned direct by this point! If you've figured out what you need to do to get back on track and past the hurts you've endured, now's the time to start setting it in motion. For the most part, if it's repair. Again, Mercury retrograde. Saturn's tightest conjunction to Mercury retrograde soon happens after that trine, and this is defintely a warning to watch how you come across to others. Uranus retrograde square the Mooon at the same time defintely makes saying the wrong thing a high probability, so listen very carefully before you respond to any messages or emails today. In fact, I'd delay answering a few things if at all possible. Depending on your situation, you may not be able to take that time. A little later on in the morning, we'll also ahve the Moon squaring Mars, right before the Moon enters fiery Leo no less. Honestly, if you're working from home today, that may be for the best. Don't get into fights, as it's going to be easy to do in the wrong circumstances with that Moon/Mars/Uranus T-Square. Fortunately, the Moon won't stay in that position for long. But it will also be quincunx Pholus-Saturn-Mercury at the same time so... really, channel this energy into getting important tasks done. And double-check your work. I'd also recommend proper rest the night before as a precaution. Later on, we'll have Mars sextile Saturn, so we should be able to mitigate some of the harsher energies and relax a little bit later on. Overnight, Moon will quincunx Nessus and square Dejanira, so try not to snore too loudly next to your loved ones. Fortunately, some of us will be asleep by the time that aspect pattern hits, but it could lead to some interesting dreams. Take note.
Thursday the Moon trines Venus overnight, and then we get some action as we start the morning commute with Moon quincunx Neptune. Some people are going to be in a fog, so watch yourself on the highways. Moon will also be squaring Jupiter, so there is the possiblity of feeling that we're not gaining enough, whether it be in the job or getting enough answers from a higher power. A bit of a testing of faith, as it were. Still later on in the afternoon (on the U.S. West Coast), the Moon will trine the Sun and conjunct the North Node, which will be useful for a nice burst of energy and help us feel a little bit better about some things happening. Perhaps a moment where some decisions even happen in your favor, or you make some favorable decisions yourself. Into the night, Mercury retrograde makes its tightest link to Galactic Center, so definitely be on the lookout for wayward messages and epiphanies that might not make sense at the moment. Don't forget about them if you can, because those may come in handy later.
Friday we get the Moon trine Eris before it leaves Leo, and a little later on Moon will also trine Uranus... an added boost to our step may be what we need to take advantage of some rapidly developing situations, and we could benefit from this easier aspect pattern. Still later on, Moon will trine both Apophis and Mercury, so we may be able to finish off a decisive message or task, or maybe there's a bit of repair work we do and we finally ditch a troublesome component. Still later on, the moon trines Saturn as well, further boosting some of the good feelings, and this will be right before Moon finally conjuncts the fixed star Regulus, and sextiles Mars. Mars is also careening towards Scorpio-Land by this point, one of the signs it rules (the other being Aries), so we're going to have some dramatic shifts, and if I dare say, this could be one intense date night for lovers out there. I am noticing the beginnings of a Venus/Neptune square, so do be aware of the possiblity of things being too good to be true. I will have to emphasize that just a bit when Moon finally opposes Nessus before Midnight PST.
Saturnday could be a bit rough, and hopefully you've watched out for hangovers the night before. Venus does cross the fixed star Antares, which will add a bit of fiery energy to some passions. You're going to definitely want to note this on Saturday, as Venus will be at the apex of a T-Square involving it, Neptune, and the Moon. Fortunately, the Moon will move on from this pattern within hours, so the highly-tense energies of this configuration should be relatively short-lived. Long story short, watch out for buyer's remorse, unclear intentions, and some major suspicions during that T-Square, whhich should mitigate by late evening. Moon will sextile Jupiter a little later on, so that will be a welcome energy to deal with. Even later on, moon trine Pluto will add a bit of spark to the evening, and maybe some major pleasantries can get underway.
Sunday we'll have the Third Quarter Moon about the same time Uranus trines Mercury, both retrograde. Take note of any dream visions going into Sunday, as I'm certain there will be some messages from beyond or from your subconscious you may want to take note of. Defintely watch your step, as we'll have another batch of T-Square action, this time with Moon opposing Chiron and apexing at Mercury. Defintely watch what you say a bit, and that T-Square is also going to invove Saturn. Very easy to get into some unneccesary arguments and troubles on Sunday, so much so that going to work the following Monday may be a welcome respite. Honestly, Sunday may be the least relaxing day of the week just for the expectation of weekend relaxation alone, and the discord in the sky. Oh, we may also want to note that the Moon will cross into airy Libra by the day's end, so we may be weighing our options heavily depending on how the rest of the day goes.
So there you have it. A bit of a rough start to the week, which gets a bit easier as the week goes, a potentially fun night for the weekend, and then the Sunday hangover, as we're dealing with back to back T-Squares between Saturday and Sunday. Take advantage of the humpday-to-weekend period, as that's most likely when the best of news is going to hit. As for Sunday, I would not want to be an NFL player. Lots of potential for injury I think, so if you're one of the players, defintely take care of yourself on the field Sunday! Ok, I've got to try to get a small catnap before work, so wish me luck.
It's about that time again, the end of the calendar month. Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was a good one! This is going to have to be another quick one, as I was basically working my main job over the weekend (and got absolutely nowhere... frustrating when you troubleshoot something for hours on end, only to realize one simple checkbox is all it took. Mercury pre-retro shadow effect? Maybe). Anyways, rather than me writing entirely in parentheticals, let's just dive into this.
To warn you about this entire week, Saturn is parking its strict, disciplinarian ass on Galactic Center; Chiron is slowing down for it's station direct soon; Mercury slowing down and turning retrograde by the end of the week; Mercury and Saturn connect in conjunction all week, while at the same time squaring that slowing-down Chiron. If you haven't identified what you need to change in your life to move forward, have no fear! This week will make it abundantly clear.
Monday overnight, we start off with Moon square Apophis. Believe me, when I tell you I felt like destroying something, I mean it (and that's about actually when I discovered I just needed the simple checkbox). Mercury semisextile Kaali also amplifies the technology impact just subtly around the same time as the Apophis/Moon Square. Further on overnight into the morning, we have an awkward quincunx between Uranus retrograde and Venus. Don't be too surprised if you got jostled from your sleep by your partner suddenly getting up to do something (or perhaps you woke your partner up). If alone, you may have had some sort of dream vision of a romantic partner, or perhaps dreaming of work?
As we start the workday on Monday, Mercury crosses Galactic Center at its tightest before the retrograde, and it will be tight throughout the entire workday. Do not be surprised if important messages start bombarding you immediately upon getting to work, regardless of what time you actually work on Monday. Off work Monday? You might get called in. We then move into a tight sextile between the Moon and Pluto a couple hours later, and this might serve to give us some insight as to how to get through or around a particular problem. The moon will quincunx the North Node around this time as well, so don't be surprised if the solution to the particular problem isn't so popular with yourself. It could even be something so simple you don't understand how you could have missed it. As the workday closes, Mars square Juno at the same time Mars quincunxs the Moon could lead to some awkward or tense conversations with your partner, be it business or personal. Eris squares Juno around the same time as well, so do be very careful with your words. As we hit the nighttime hours, Mercury conjunct Saturn and Moon conjunct Chiron retrograde could reopen some old wounds you thought you closed. I would honestly recommend watching every message you send and every word you say to others all throughout Monday.
Tuesday is a bit more of a mixed bag. First of all, Moon enters Aries, so tempers and rough feelings are going to be pretty likely, as well as a feeling that you need to get stuff done. Before it crosses into Aries, Moon will semisextile Uranus, and this could trigger some pretty unusual dreams, especially as asteroid Hekate trines the Sun tightly at the same time. Pay close attention to those dreams overnight going into Tuesday morning. Soon afterwards, Venus and Moon make a flowing trine, so there could be some overnight... um, amorous feelings going on. Try not to wake the neighbors with that or stubbing your toe in the dark in general, as a few hours later, the Moon will square Mercury, Saturn, and Pholus all at the same time. (Those three are conjunct, so there's no surprise there). And, Moon will also be conjunct fixed star Scheat in time for the morning commute. Scheat represents... well, what it sounds like (in English anyways). It's particularly associated with watery accidents and possibly drug overdoses. Take it a little easy on the coffee if you need to until you get to the office, and watch out on the way to work if it's raining.
A bit later on in the day Tuesday, we've got some rough quincunx action between Pallas and the Moon, so let's be clear with everyone you're working with in any meetings, as, for example, you could have an awkward dealing with the legal department, or maybe some workplace policy question could come into focus. Later on, we've got a flowing trine between the Sun and Moon going into the nighttime hours, so hopefully you'll have some pleasant dreams.
Wednesday early on in the morning, Venus crosses a semisextile with Saturn, potentially triggering a late night discussion with a significant other. Moon quincunx Jupiter, Moon semisextile Neptune, and Moon quincunx Karma in rapid transition leads to more questions than answers overnight. Maybe the dream state will remain pleasant enough yet informative enough to yield some sort of answer? Around mid-day, Moon trines Apophis, so there might be some progress in reversing some of the destructive impulses at the beginning of this weekly cycle. There's actually a good chance of this, as Mars will make its tightest conjunction to fixed star Spica as well, which cools the fire just a little and is usually a fortunate star. This can be a great time near the end of the work day to make that final drive towards completing that project. Just don't go overboard as the Moon will square Pluto at the same time, thus leading to some frayed nerves slightly. Moon does trine the North Node at the same time as well, so maybe that frayed nerve is pointing out what you need to mend.
Thursday starts off overnight with Mars quincunx Chiron retrograde, so again, watch your step in the dark. Eris and Moon make a tight conjunction overnight as well, so there could be some really strange dreams overnight. Maybe some answers, albeit a bit disorienting. Waking up we'll have the Moon and Mars opposing one another while the Moon conjuncts Uranus at the same time, so... quite honestly, take it easy on the morning commute if at all possible. Or maybe you work from home on Thursday? At any rate, there could be some backlash so do be careful. Don't expect things to go normally. As we start the workday hours post-commute, Moon does semisextile Sedna (itself retrograde and still with Algol...) and squares Kaali, but also trines Pholus-Saturn-Mercury close to Galactic Center, while at the same time quincunxing Venus! Ok, got all that? Basically, for a brief point during midday, there could be some chance of self-sabotage without meaning too, and it'd be easy to get flustered, but there's a chance you can stabilize it and self-correct. Now, whether anyone at work or your significant other (or potential suitor if you're single and looking) notices before you make the recovery, well, that may depend entirely on where any of this falls compared to your own natal chart, your general mood, and what you make of this conglomoration of aspects. As the workday ends, Moon will make an opposition to Dejanira, so do watch yourself and make sure some unscrupulous heathens don't take advantage of you. Be especially watchful of this as Dejanira is in Scorpio right now, and the moon transiting Taurus at this time should make stabilizing the emotion a little bit easier, but maybe not as much as you'd like. You may be able to reject with confidence (just don't victimize the oppressor too much lest you become them) as the Moon also sextiles Nessus at the same time, and the Sun does make a semisextile to asteroid Lucifer. It'd be easy to be really condescending Thursday night if out on the town, so cool it. Moon square Hekate retrograde may manifest some really intense dreams overnight.
Friday starts off with a bang with a Mars opposition to Uranus retrograde and a Moon quincunx to the Sun. Expect a bit of crazy to start the day. The Moon also opposes Jupiter and sextiles Neptune while getting ready for the day, so this could be a day you wind up hearing some sort of job or legal decision, or perhaps we see some large impact in the news. Actually, it'll be the Friday news cycle: That's going to be a given. As we approach the end of the workday Friday, the Moon will make a tight conjunction to Destinn retrograde, so there is a solid chance that some inner thought regarding your greater destiny will manifest itself then. Probably while daydreaming or spacing out a little. Don't be too worried, it's Friday, you're usually allowed this. Anyways, Sun will be making it's strongest conjunction this year to fixed star Antares around this time as well. Road rage could be amplified, or there could be some really irate shoppers somewhere out and about, so try not to get caught up in season's beatings. Later on going into the evening, the Moon will square both Ceres and the North Node (both of those conjunct), so try not to get into any major fights at dinner. This would actually be a good night to spend the night in, as there's going to be a lot of crazy if you go out. The Moon trining Pluto (while quincunxing Apophis) would be a very nice time to just chill, and maybe, if you really must bring an end to something, just take it out on some baddies in a game online or... actually, given how online play can be, might be a good night to give that story mode in that new game you got a go, right?
Saturday starts out with the tightest conjunction between Ceres and the North Node, so honestly, it really is a good home night for Friday night into Saturday morning. The Moon soon sextiles Chiron retrograde and trines Juno, so it could be good night to have that good talk with your partner, or maybe a friend or even a stranger (make sure they can be trusted, though. Trust your gut). Now, as Saturday morning begins, Moon crosses Sedna and Algol, so make sure you don't wake up sick or finding out you put on the beer goggles the night before (you did stay in the night before like I suggested, right?!)... Honestly, lots of awkward walks and Ubers home could be happening as the Moon will also quincunx Pholus abnd Saturn (both around Galactic Center) around that time as well, and then the Moon crosses into airy, mutable Gemini, so your feelings are going to be going between one place and the other this whole day. As the day progresses, the Moon will also quincunx Mercury, so it's really easy to say something that's going to ruffle some feathers, especially as Mercury turns retrograde right before the night ends (or overnight if you're on the East Coast or Europe). Hopefully you got all your new tasks started and finished before this point, but don't be too surprised if you revisit a few things later on. Moving on. As the evening progresses, we should also note a Moon square Nessus, so... really, this is not a good time to pull a "my way or the highway" stunt. If someone says give them space and lay off, tonight you lay the hell off. And if I have to emphasize that more, Mars makes an opposition to Pallas retrograde. Don't get yourself arrested over stupid shit, as Pallas can represent justice from the vibe I'm picking up about this right now, and retrograde? Directed inwards or towards yourself.
Sunday is basically a capstone on the end of the week, and we start off early on in the morining with a Sun square to Neptune, which is now direct! Some of us will find that hangovers are really not that fun this Sunday. The Moon crossing Aldeberan is another indicator that, should you have gotten through this week without having picked any fights, you can breath a sigh of relief. Jupiter semisxtile the Sun during the morning hours is also an indication that maybe talking to that higher power you talk to on occassion might be a good idea (or perhaps some quiet reading and reflection if you're not into that). We do have a Full Moon in Gemini during the morning as well, while at the same time the Moon makes that quincunx to Jupiter. Morning confession (if you participate in that) could be... a bit entertaining for the priests this day. As the day proceeds, Dejanira will trine Nessus, which should bring a little bit of respite from some troubled relationships (or perhaps provide an opportunity for escape, but remember it's Mercury Retrograde if this is the path you're on, so if this is you, you must steel your resolve lest you rebound back into their arms later. I'm not sure who I'm talking to about this but someone out there needed to see that). Saturn and Pholus make their tightest conjunction during the final hours of Sunday (Pacific Time), so it may be a good time to just put the bottle down, or otherwise not indulge in guilty pleasures going into the following Monday morning.
So there you have it. A crazy, crazy, week, and a lot of potential for trouble. It's also the dawn of Mercury Retrograde by the end of the week, so if you thought things were insane before this week started, it's going to ratchet up a few notches by the end of this week. There's some potential for some gains and some progress, but you've got to move fast and move judiciously. I can make no promises regarding how things will turn out if you get careless. And let's just not pick any fights. It'd be a good time to take up meditation this week or something, to be brutally honest. Anything to calm you down. Maybe even put down the latte if you need to. I'm going to leave off here. Be careful out there this week.
Well, we're getting ready for another week, and it's going to be an interesting one for sure. As it's a holiday weekend here in the United States, I might have a little more time to write some more articles later on in the week. I'll have to make this one quick yet again, as I got a little too carried away on a programming project. That said, it's going to be a big week overall.
Monday is of course at extreme intensity as we still have that tight Mars square Pluto aspect throughout much of the day, and it'll wane over the next few days. And not a moment too soon, as this is just not the kindest energy, especially with Moon square Chiron retrograde at the same time at noon PST (8PM UTC). The potential for emotional outbursts and blowups is quite high, so you may want to harness the mitigating energies of Moon trine Uranus retrograde to stabilize the unpredictable emotions, and Venus sextile Pluto could potentially sweeten things over if you do it just right. Asteroid Lucifer in a tight sextile to Nessus points to humility as a possible solution to some conflicts that may arise during the day. As asteroid Apophis squares Nessus, I'd strongly recommend not stoking the fires of ego-centered arguments or actions today. Mars square Pluto and Moon square Chiron alone would signal this, but these asteroid combinations compound it. With Pallas retrograde opposing Dejanira today as well, expect more scandals to break as skeletons from the past come pouring out of closets. Karma conjunct Jupiter very tight (almost within 1 minute of a degree orb) will amplify this tendency too. And... karma finally came in one notable example as I write this: Charles Manson, the mastermind behind the Manson Family murders, finally kicked off on Sunday. What is sown shall be reaped is the message of Karma on Jupiter. It cannot be understated that Saturn conjunct Galactic Center is intensifying throughout this week, and as of Monday is at less than half a degree orb (making the conjunction very powerful). Again, the scythe is swinging. Keep your head down and don't make waves unnecessarily today.
Tuesday could be a mixed bag, and could be intense in ways we don't really care for when it comes to jobs and romance. Why? Venus square the Nodes will be a solid trigger for fated events when it comes to what we value and hold dear, meaning shakeups at work and shakeups with romantic partners are likely. As we also have Destinn retrograde opposing Venus very tightly on the same day and for all intents and purposes forming a Grand Cross with the Nodes, how do I put this? If there's been a crisis brewing at your job (like, for instance, questionable behaviors and ethics), or a series of troubles in a romantic relationship (like someone growing more distant over time), it is likely that arrangements that are to end may end, or the path to those endings may be set in motion. Mars semisextile Venus alone could also be a trigger, so it is likely to start with either an argument with the spouse, or in the office it could be an uncomfortable closed-door meeting with your supervisor (or subordinate if you're the manager/owner). Now, Pluto does sextile Venus, but it's also still squaring Mars. Best to keep your cool if at all possible. We should also note the energy shift as the sun is on the last degree of Scorpio and is about to cross over into fiery, mutable Sagittarius on Wednesday. This is where things get to be fun. Kaali sextile Chiron retrograde could amplify the healing that will be done after the wounding, and it could be a time people just need to chill... on their own.
Wednesday could be a hotbed of chaos right before the holidays, as around noontime on the Pacific Coast here, we've got Moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, and both will quincunx the North Node tightly at the same time. This could be a really strange day with this combination, so don't take anything for granted, and try to avoid abrasive people if at all possible. Mercury also trines Eris retrograde, so there could be some talk or travel that has to be done that may not make you feel as uneasy as you would otherwise think. At least, the trine should mitigate that a good deal. The sun also crosses over into Sagittarius, so this could be a time where people just go off and do their own things. It's not uncommon for people to go out and hang with friends at a bar or something the night before Thanksgiving, when people in the U.S. tend to be gathering with family and arguing over whoever the best football team is at the dinner table. At least, most years. Not sure about this year. Anyways, with Saturn and Pholus both with Galactic Center strongly, and Saturn also within a degree of conjuncting Pholus itself, I can't stress this enough: don't drink and drive. Especially not now. This isn't the time to tempt fate. Trust me, there's too many crazy energies to even think of risking it. (Shouldn't be doing that anyways!)
Thursday, well, what to say about Thanksgiving Day (U.S.)? Well, the moon will cross over into Aquarius around midday (PST), and some people will already be chowing down on turkey and ham and tofurkey by this point. I could potentially see some awkwardness at the table as Saturn tightens its conjunction to Galactic Center at this point. Dejanira square Moon will also be a bit of a wet blanket, and could make for other awkward conversations. Frankly, discussing politics and religion around the dinner table this year, while not the best move in general given the nature of family divisions, honestly, if you want peace and harmony, these energies are really not good for it this year. And while Mars is a bit further off in its square to Pluto, that square is still there, and Mars is still semisextile Venus as well. The triggering aspect is still in play. You know, there are some stores that will be opening Thanksgiving night. I feel for you people working there. (Frankly, I think people should have the damn day off to be away from the merciless mobs. Black Friday apparently wasn't enough for some places... but enough of my soapbox ranting).
Friday... ah, Black Friday. The busiest shopping holiday of the year in the United States. Otherwise known as "oh my god I want to go home" among the rank and file in the retail industry. How will this day play out? Well... Uranus is strengthening a semisextile to Chiron, both are retrograde, so we're likely nursing some wounds (and probably indigestion from the day before if you overindulged)... Uranus retro is still trine Mercury as well, so maybe some of those family squabbles will diminish a bit, maybe a little too much wine at the dinner table was to blame? Or maybe some errant interception in the football game? Regardless, some ruffled feathers can be smoothed over a little on Friday. But do watch your step, as Mars is beginning to square Juno, leading to a possibility of some strife in relationships. Vesta trine Nessus is tight on Friday as well, so there's a good possibility of some forgiveness for some minor transgressions this day as well. Maybe mea culpas for the more major transgressions? But will the apologies be accepted, if those are flying? Well, Moon will trine Mars later on in the evening, so maybe a good night to calm things down with a good movie. I am also noticing asteroid Apophis crosses Antares on Friday. Be aware of your surroundings. Honestly, if you're braving Black Friday shopping crowds, I'd recommend body armor in general. Especially with that aspect. Mercury squaring Chiron could also lead to some rough words while shopping. Season's beatings.
Saturday is a bit of an aftermath day, but still one we should be watchful of. Destinn trine Pluto is a welcome aspect, so something that hasn't been good for us going away might be a welcome change of pace this day. Uranus trine Mercury I think will amplify this a bit, but do note that Uranus also squares Kaali (an amplifier of sorts), so there could be some crazy events that happen out of the blue today. But it should work out in the end, so don't stress it too much. Be a little more forgiving of loved ones through the day when Moon squares Venus in the middle of the day, and consider their feelings (while not giving up your self-respect), as Sun will also be squaring Nessus today as well. Keep your obsessions in check! Apophis (still on Antares) squaring Neptune retrograde could signal an event that destroys a piece of our worldview, something that shakes our faith or sours a dream we've had for awhile. Perhaps that dream wasn't a good one to follow, or maybe there's a reality check that you come across that you need to consider. Saturn is beginning to cross over Galactic Center after being exact on Friday, and will now be separating, but do take into account the lessons Saturn is teaching you. Moon semisextile Chiron will also be an influence that may lead to us feeling that there's something we need to do to move on from a situation that we haven't been feeling right about. Honestly, a lot of Saturday, now that I look at it, has to deal with us finally coming to accept that something is not working and it's time to make the change to get past this. Make the change and note what has to go so you're not bogged down by it any longer.
Sunday closes out the week with a little bit of crazy. Mars is beginning to oppose Uranus, so let's try not to behead the kindly lady that just took the last parking space at church, OK? Mercury trine Uranus should smooth over some sudden arguments, though. Venus trine Chiron will also be very helpful in helping us get past some previous issues that may have been holding us back, and may help in recharging our batteries for the coming work week. Do be careful to temper the harsh words, as we'll still have Sun square Nessus. Mercury quincunx Sedna retrograde on Algol further reiterates this, though a trine from Kaali to Sedna may calm things down a bit. Be aware of anything that feels off during the daytime as well, as asteroid Hekate (an occult asteroid) will be quincunxed by the Moon pretty strongly as well, but this should again be tempered by the Moon's trine to Vesta, which can help ward off some unwelcome intruders from the beyond. Finally, Apophis still squares Neptune, so do be wary of destructive thoughts entering your head. Make sure those nasty thoughts of hurting yourself or others are actually coming from yourself. (A good idea is to see if any voice in your head thinking about causing some damage actually sounds like you). Yes, I went a bit esoteric on this one, but given those few aspects, I think it's worth mentioning and taking into consideration.
So there you have it. A very powerhouse week, with potential for chaos and also potential for holiday cheer. Which path will you choose? If your path involves walking away form blood-kin for your own sanity, hey, sometimes you gotta take a little time to yourself. I would strongly recommend you keep a close watch on frayed nerves as much as possible this week, and remember that it can get better. Avoid the traps that can make things worse, and I think we'll all be alright somehow. And finally... no, you do not need a flamethrower to go holiday deal-hunting, as satisfying as it would be to torch a few plastic reindeer. Cheers.
We're nearing the end of Scorpio season, and it wouldn't be complete without the Scorpio New Moon! There are some interesting combinations with this one that are going to have to be addressed. The themes in this one are a bit interesting, and are definitely a follow-up from the Full Moon we just had in Taurus! So who's getting stung? Let's play.
The New Moon is at 26 degrees Scorpio, and it will hit around 03:42 AM PST (06:42 AM EST / 11:42 AM UTC), so we're almost out of the Scorpion's domain. One of the strongest aspects I'm seeing to this New Moon is the opposition to Sedna retrograde on Algol. At only 5'33" of orb, themes of betrayal and heads rolling are going to be off the hook! Asteroid Lamb is with Sedna as well, and right now, the lambs are on the march to slaughter the wolves that have hunted them for so long. Only fitting that the phrase "wolf whistle" is the theme of what's been going on for the last month and a half, ever since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, and let me tell you, there have been a lot of dominoes falling. Now, the New Moon also trines asteroid Jabberwock, and it's no surprise that many indomitable figures have been brought low and humbled. As well they should. And with this New Moon semisextile Saturn on Galactic Center, sextile asteroid Bologna, and a weak conjunction to asteroid Aphrodite, as well as a trine to Chiron retrograde (itself slowing down for it's station direct early next month), the stage is set to get to the heart and the truth of many matters. It may be unpleasant news that you're going to uncover. Actually... I can guarantee it. (Just had unpleasant news career wise myself just yesterday). You can be guaranteed that if you have a dirty secret, it's coming out. Be ready to come clean.
Going into Mercury's aspects, many things are going to come clean, and again, not all of it is pleasant. Some of it will be, though! Mercury sextile Mars and asteroid Radiocommunicata in Libra during the New Moon will set in stone for this lunar cycle some revealing of truths, and with it some indecision as to what to do next (Mars really doesn't like being in Libra, as it's in detriment there). Do note that Mercury is now in pre-retrograde shadow, and at least on my own end, I'm already seeing technology being affected (my phone was acting up today). Mercury semisextile Pluto is going to be in a very tight orb for this New Moon too (almost exact, a 3'28" orb). Messages and communications that decidedly state that someone's paying the piper are to be expected for this entire month. And again, with the retrograde coming up in the middle of this lunar cycle, we're going to have some fun with this. It's not all doom and gloom though, as Mercury will also be trining Fortuna, Nymphe, and the North Node, and to a lesser extent, asteroid Dudu. We'll be able to get some headway against some of the crap that's been bogging us down, and may even be able to take advantage of some good fortune, whether it be career, romance, or clearing out of lies. Appreciate the small victories. You're going to have to.
Venus's role in this New Moon isn't so straightforward, as there's a bit of haziness with Venus trining Neptune retrograde. We'll be looking inwards to see what we find valuable, and may be prone to daydreaming as to exactly how we're going to pull this off. Venus trine asteroid Kassandra is tricky, as we'll be thinking about some warnings as to what glitters may not be gold, and could grow complacent as Venus sextiles Gold very strongly, while Kassandra and Gold oppose one another. So while you're keeping your eye on the prize, do bear in mind warnings as to some pitfalls that could befall you on the way to your glittering prizes.
On the energy and aggression front, Mars Squares Pluto! This is a very volatile energy that lends itself to arguments, aggression, violence, and shit breaking. Mars quincunx Rudra will amplify these off-kilter energies this lunar cycle. Expect big happenings that aren't going to go the way anyone thinks will go, especially with that Libran Mars indecisiveness. Now, fortunately, Mars does sextile Ceres, Fortuna, and Nymph, so there's that good energy component that might provide a tiny amount of shelter, but frankly, Mars/Pluto is very rough. Pluto does trine Rudra itself, however, so there might be a little bit of mitigation, and a possibility that the destruction wrought might not be so insurmountable as to prevent a rebirth later. Also, again, Mars conjuncts Radiocommunicata, so... with that combination square Pluto, it's going to be an... interesting news cycle this coming month. Expect controversies.
Jupiter is kind of subdued this Lunar Cycle. Jupiter conjunct asteroid Karma will bring big reaping of what has been sown, and it's going to be an eye-opener. Jupiter trine Lust retrograde, along with that conjunction to Karma? Indiscretions coming back to haunt people... and in some cases, forgiveness may even be possible for the lesser indiscretions. Or, maybe you did something right, and an ex comes back for one last fling. Maybe not so much for that, though.
Saturn conjunct Galactic Center is going to greatly amplify the constriction that the taskmaster and disciplinarian of the planets is capable of. There's going to be restriction of the good and the bad, for sure, as Saturn is also the focal point of a Yod between Sedna and Lamb retrograde (on Algol) sextile Jabberwock. Some ugly messes are going to come along, and it's Saturn's job to sort out the mess. And Saturn on the galaxy's center can be a might unforgiving. It's not as strong a Yod, mind you, as if there were major planets or points involved there. But Sedna is cold and rough alone. Honestly... I wouldn't be surprised if some of the people accused in scandals lately don't wind up restricted somehow... like going to prison or jail. Careers are already upended and ending. Saturn semisextile Bologna tells me that some more shenanigans are going to come to light as well, or some lie that someone got caught in is going to bite them hard. And we can't forget the Saturn square to Chiron retrograde and the trine to Uranus and Eris retrograde. Saturn's going to force us to deal with some unresolved pain, and it's going to make it a hard lesson. But, some unorthodoxy with Uranus will be of use to mitigate the chaos a little. Harness it and control it, maybe.
Speaking of unconventionality, Uranus retrograde has it's own set of affairs. Uranus and Eris retrograde trine Arachne could serve to upend some of the more obvious traps, or at the very least lead to some chance and sudden changes that block what ensnares you. Perhaps something ensnaring you winds up finding some chaos of its own to deal with. Uranus still semisextiles Sedna on Algol as well, so do watch for sudden changes you initiate in response to any betrayals, real or perceived. Try to keep a cool head.
As far as the aquatic planet, Neptune trine Leviathan may lead us to answers in our dreams as to how to deal with some seemingly insurmountable obstacles or adversaries in our path. Neptune opposite Midas warns us against daydreaming too much, however, lest we become an obstacle to our own success during this lunar cycle. Neptune quincunx Bambi, another minor asteroid, warns us to pay attention to our surroundings and to not get caught like a deer caught in headlights in regards to some of the chaos approaching us.
We finally get to Pluto, and it's not pulling punches. We already know about the square between Pluto and Mars/Radiocommunicata, but we also have Pluto quincunx Fortuna, Nymphe, and the North Node to deal with as well. While those three things had some warm aspects regarding Mars, Pluto isn't playing as nicely with those. Certainly some sudden impacts could spoil the energy Mars helps you put into those if you're not careful.
Finally, I'm going to leave off with Chiron retrograde. Frankly, Chiron's got it rough, as it's slowing down for it's direct motion next month, and Chiron square Arachne and Ixion could really lead to some uncomfortable entrapments and snares, and as it's retrograde, we could be trapping ourselves. Chiron semisextile Uranus retrograde tells me that some sudden actions will have a lot in how we handle our internal struggles and wounds. Watch for surprises this lunar cycle!
So there we have it... a hyper-intense month with a hyper-intense lunar cycle starting. Don't be disheartened if you feel like you're in the eye of the storm, as with the energies that have been hitting us with the major planetary aspects alone, believe me. You are not alone. If we exercise due caution and watch for hidden opportunities, we might be able to come out ahead after this lunar cycle. Be very cautious, though, as at this point, anything could happen. Don't take unnecessary risks during this cycle. That's all for now. Set some awesome intentions if you can.
Well, the good news is I'm feeling better from last week. And man, Saturn square Chiron retrograde definitely showed between the pinkeye I had last weekend, and the food poisoning I caught from Thursday the 9th into Friday the 10th. Not fun times. Let's just say it's a hard-learned lesson in how I need to watch what I eat more. Ironically, I think I caught both ailments from the same place (and I'm a regular there. ...well, was a regular. Not for awhile. Eh, I gotta drop pounds anyways). Anyways, as I'm a programmer by trade, I'm experimenting with making a tool to help me see aspects a bit more clearly. I think this is going to help me bring the stars to all of you a little bit better in the long run, so let's see how helpful this will be!
We should note that Uranus retrograde will strongly semisextile Sedna retrograde (itself on unfortunate fixed star Algol) all week long. As this aspect has been very strong over the last month or so, it is no surprise we have seen so many people undone by the Hollywood and politician sex scandals over the last few weeks. We will continue to see people that have been looked up to for so long falling and enduring accusations, both legitimate and false (There is that possibility in a minority of cases). I will be doing an article soon on Sedna and Algol, and let's be honest: Sedna is going to be on Algol for ... a while. Anyways, be very aware of betrayed trust for the foreseeable future, especially by males and male-minded individuals and institutions. As an aside, I am figuring the Semisextile aspect to be a trigger aspect, and with Uranus retro in this aspect with Sedna, betrayal will bring sudden changes. And these are, as we have seen, hidden changes. Again, more news is coming out this week. I guarantee it. As for who else to be implicated in affairs? This is a global aspect: It could be anyone. (On a lighter note, I have seen joke headlines about more people accusing Tom Hanks of being a nice guy, and that's definitely far from the worst thing to be accused of! (from what I know, he's a class act, but let's not get all our hopes up!))
Monday, Uranus has some strong action for us, even though it is retrograde, with the aforementioned semisextile to Sedna, and it's also trine Saturn so we'll be able to control some of the chaos a little better. Be highly alert that you do not fall victim as Uranus retrograde also very tightly opposite asteroid Dejanira (by an orb or less than half a minute of a degree!)... what this means for us is that there is a very strong possibility that we could become victim to our own sudden changes. However, as Dejanira is sextile Saturn pretty strongly at this time as well, the taskmaster may help mitigate this somewhat by keeping discipline up. Do be warned that in the late morning hours, Moon will be squaring Saturn and quincunxing Uranus, so we may have some frustrations as we arrive at work (at least on the Pacific Coast, and early afternoon on the East Coast). In the early afternoon, Moon will also cross over into airy Libra, so this will be a time where we have a more decisive mindset in where we weigh our options, probably also stemming from the early morning Saturn square/Uranus quincunx. Also be advised that Mercury is square Neptune retrograde, so it is very easy for communications to not be very clear through much of this day. Note that very well, as Tuesday will me important regarding the messenger planet.
Jupiter conjunct Venus is also strong today on Monday, so there is a good chance that we can harness some inner fortitude and get some tasks done, as well as receive a bit of enlightenment on secrets that may have been working against us. We'll have a stronger means of dealing with the issue, though probably best to wait until the Moon crosses into Libra if possible. Also be very well advised that Mars conjuncts fixed star Algorab in Libra today, so tempers are going to be flaring. Use Jupiter and Venus's magic to insulate yourself from harm with the watery energies of the Scorpion. Sometimes you gotta get a little dirty to keep yourself clean.
Do be aware that Black Moon Lilith will also be conjunct asteroid Lucifer on Monday, and this is somewhat fitting. Beware that pride comes before a fall. Pluto also conjuncts Juno tightly, so there could be some early morning events regarding our significant others. You may want to leave the husband or wife be until they get that morning coffee, as there's a likelihood of the grumpy bear effect being in play.
Tuesday gets a bit more insane, as we now enter the pre-retrograde shadow period for Mercury's upcoming retrograde. Watch travel and communications over the next couple weeks, as things will not be as clear now. Uranus retrograde is still opposing Dejanira and trining Saturn, so expect more volatile news of more accusers. You may even find yourself being accused of something, or maybe you accuse yourself of not living up to your expectations? Self-victimization and suddenly making a change is a possibility. Again, babies and bathwater don't go to the same pile.
Asteroid Destinn (think "destiny") is retrograde, and squaring the North Node very tightly on Tuesday, so we can expect fated events to come into play. Asteroids Hekate and Karma also square. You have been above-board in your dealings with others, correct? Well, bear that in mind as the Moon will cross Algorab and Mars (and those two bodies are still close enough to be conjunct, so again, the incendiariness of this conjunction cannot be underestimated). Take many deep breaths and do not get into unnecessary arguments today! Moon will sextile Mercury pretty strongly before it hits Mars/Algorab, so there should be a little bit of mitigation there.
Wednesday, the Moon is still going through Libra, and will oppose Uranus retrograde and sextile Saturn pretty strongly (and hit Dejanira at the same time), so do keep a close watch on how you're feeling. Emotional inadequacies could bubble up to the surface, so try to focus on the task at hand. Loved ones might be able to mitigate some of the inadequacies with some unexpected action, though don't expect too much of a decisive direction with this (Mars in Libra, not its favorite spot), and I'm looking at Mars sextile Ceres around midday. Could be a good day to do some planning for home renovations (but perhaps not acting on those plans quite yet). Also, Moon will be approaching fixed star Spica today as well, and Spica's usually a positive star. It might even be a productive day at work while the Moon is on this star, or you could even get a phone call about a job offer or a book deal, if you've been working on those. And with asteroid Karma conjuncting Jupiter at the same time, if you've got someone acting as your own personal Jupiter, expect this to come to a head for good or ill. Most likely good. Maybe even a good time to write that letter to Santa (or receive a letter to pass to "Santa" from the kids!). Sun trines Chiron retrograde throughout the day as well, which will give us a welcome boost in healing ourselves from some pretty brutal internal wounds we've been nursing for awhile.
Thursday ramps up some intensity levels significantly as Moon enters Scorpio overnight. Expect some fixed drive from the scorpion energy to boost your thinking and perceptions, and possibly some focus as well, as Moon will also be crossing in conjunction to Jupiter, and then Venus later on in the afternoon. We'll also be communicating a bit better about the homefront when Ceres and Mercury form a tight trine in midday as well. (Just don't spend too much time at lunch looking at home decor ideas). Dejanira will also be forming a strong sextile to asteroid Pholus on Thursday as well, giving us a little protection and awareness against those who would take advantage of us when our defenses are down (generally by way of intoxication). This is also a time we must note that Saturn is now within orb of conjuncting Galactic Center! It's basically the center of our galaxy, as the name suggests, and with Saturn here, the heavy spiritual influence is going to be on our discipline, restrictions, what has been holding us back (especially as Chiron still squares Saturn at this point), and how we're going to apply what we've learned over the Saturn cycle of the previous year. Buckle up.
Friday brings to us some more chaotic intensity with the square from Eris to asteroid Kaali, and this is going to ratchet up the discord and chaos somewhat. Lot of people are going to be feeling edgy with that one. Saturn is also intensifying its Galactic Center conjunction, and Pholus is also conjunct this point as well! Watch the imbibing over the weekend as, well, they don't call drinks "spirits" for nothing. Mars and Mercury join up for a nice sextile, which will be quite useful in finishing off the workweek with a boost of productivity and activity. Overnight we will hit the Scorpio New Moon, which will kick off another lunar cycle to enter the holiday season with. (There will be a dedicated article about this Lunar Cycle later on in the week as of the time I write this article). Destinn retrograde trine Juno (while still squaring the North Node) might be alright for a date night with someone special. Maybe a night in would do wonders for those lucky lovers.
Saturday could be tricky as we've got that Sun opposition Sedna retrograde. Hopefully the lucky lovers I mentioned for Friday didn't have too much wine, as there could be some hangovers going into this weekend. We do also have a massive caution flag for this weekend as Mars squares Pluto, and this is a highly intense and volatile energy. We want to be very careful with this. Karma is conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio, still, and as Jupiter can also expand and blow up things, there's a good chance of some chickens coming home to roost on this crazy day. Try to keep the ego in check as asteroids Apophis (destruction) and Lucifer (pride) are also semisextile, which could trigger that pride before a fall. Lucifer is sextile Nessus (obsessions, abuse) as well, so keep your wits about you, and you might be able to avoid doing something or saying something you regret. Kaali sextile Chiron retrograde could also amplify the healing of your inner wounds (or the infliction of inner wounds) depending how this energy is used as well. Granted, it's not as strong as exact aspects to major planets and points, but it does have some bearing... especially if its hitting a personal point or planet in your own natal charts. (It's hitting a nasty asteroid in mine: Dejanira. Wonderful place for Chiron to slow down, and hopefully not as rough for me as it was when Chiron stationed direct on my IC last year. That's an article or series of articles for another day...).
Sunday, again, Eris retrograde square Kaali could bring some interesting shenanigans to those going to church today. Watch the words and actions of those behind the pulpit very carefully. Discord is everywhere, and by their fruits ye shall know them. Destinn retrograde still squares North Node and it's very tight as well. Maybe it's inevitable that some thinking has to happen, and to consider the ramifications of all the goings on. Of course, you might have a good support structure, in which case, keep that up and don't get too crazy! Mercury trines the North Node, which might be a good signal to clear the air about some things on your mind. With Apophis squaring Nessus, and Karma conjuncting Jupiter still, it may be a good idea to just keep your head down and catch up on some reading. Saturn and Pholus tighten their conjunction to Galactic Center as well, so... maybe an ideal day to talk to God, Source, Allah, or whoever you believe in. Or to just reflect on nature and the universe if you're not into any of those things/beings.
So all things considered, it's going to be quite the week. It's high energy all throughout, and there's plenty of ways to slip up, and also plenty of opportunities to build up on your successes, recover from failures, and not let yourself get too down on things. The news cycle is likely to be distressing to many in some way this week as well, so it's better to just not dwell on that and get what you need to get done done. You've got your own life to live, I've got my own life to live, and I'd rather spend mine doing something useful, such as alerting all of you as to what's coming up! Anyways, I see I have a few other articles I need to write this week, and I'm up way too late right now! So I'll bid you all adieu.
Another quick one, this time I'm sick and not feeling up to in-depth as much as usual. But I'll do what I can. Here goes.
Throughout this entire week, we will be dealing with Saturn square Chiron retrograde. The themes of discipline in dealing with inner wounds and potentially slowed healing will be a factor. Or, healing that will require stronger discipline than usual to facilitate. Saturn will also be trine Uranus this entire week as well, so we can use that to our advantage, and perhaps unconventional triggers in healing wounds will factor in as Chiron and Uranus are semisextile.
Monday, Venus is at the last degree of Libra, and about to enter Scorpio. As Venus rules Libra, this is a day where we should be focusing on finishing up some smaller and creative projects, and a good day to pay attention to loved ones. Moon will trine Libra later on in the night hours (North America), and could be a good night for romantic liaisons. Venus also sextiles Black Moon Lilith, further boosting the divine feminine and good for some sultry, lusty action.
Tuesday is intensity personified as Venus enters Scorpio, which will bring a darker, more esoteric and shadowy vibe when it comes to relationships, jobs, and things we find pleasing to the eye. In the morning (Pacific Time Zone), Moon will quincunx Mercury, so it's easy to say some harsh words at this moment. Try to take it easy with the motorist salute during your commute too. In the mid-afternoon (North America), Moon will trine Jupiter, expanding our more pleasant emotions, and bringing a little bit of peace of mind to some of our affairs. Later on in the day, there will be a loose Water Grand Trine between Moon in Cancer, Neptune in Pisces, and the Sun in Scorpio, and Moon will be kited by Pluto. Orbs aren't exact, but it's the closest thing we have, so harness your intuition on this day and see what emotionally no longer serves you, and let it go, and forge a new future for yourself.
Wednesday, we'll see a Moon trine Chiron retrograde. We'll be feeling a little better about our emotions for a while this day, and may even see an advance in healing techniques on this day. Either that or some improved healing or completion of healing. I'm hoping so, on a personal note (as I'm currently sick). Sun is also tightening in a sextile to Pluto, which will give us a good energy boost to getting tasks done and getting rid of some unneeded baggage.
Thursday could be a bit of a mixed bag with Mars quincunx Neptune retrograde. We could be feeling some doubts and indecision, and there's a good chance of some psychic static in our heads, or basically we just won't know which way is up. Sun is also strongly sextile Pluto-Juno today, so this aspect should mitigate the Mars-Neptune uncertainty a little. Don't throw out the baby with the bathwater on this day. Saturn trine Uranus retrograde is very strong on this day as well, so there's a good chance of us double-checking before we actually do throw out a baby with the bathwater. A solid trine between Mercury and Moon in midday will further insulate us against the Mars-Neptune uncertainty field. Be cautious though in the office or on the job as Moon will also square Venus and then Jupiter throughout the course of the day, so some work-related mishaps or projects going awry are a possibility. This is temporary, however.
Friday brings a strong close to the week with Moon hitting the North Node in Leo, and the Moon will later on trine Saturn, so this is a good day to feel good about things and finish up loose ends. Saturn trine Uranus retrograde tightens further, boosting our defense against unexpected and unwanted surprises for the most part. Moon does quincunx Pluto around noon Pacific Time, so do watch out for some helter-skelter emotional baggage hitting us around then. Later on in the day, however, we should be alright.
Saturday gives us the Moon entering Virgo and sextiling Venus and Jupiter throughout the day... it would be a good day to hit a flea market or yard sale if any are still going on at this late stage in the Fall season. Pluto and Juno tighten a conjunction in Capricorn as well, so if there's some household finances that need to be addressed with your spouse or partner, you may want to do that around this time.
Sunday we'll have the Moon oppose Neptune retrograde early on. Whether some epiphanies come during a church service or during dreamtime, well, it's more likely around then. Venus and Jupiter are also closing in on a conjunction which will strengthen into Monday in the following week's forecast, so this would be a good day to relax and appreciate the beauty in nature. However, considering they're both in Scorpio, make it a cautious beauty as nature can also be dangerous. Sun begins to strongly square the Nodes around this time as well, so don't let your guard down completely on this day. Mars is also sitting on fixed star Algorab on this day as well, so try not to get into a big quarrel with your loved ones, as Algorab in Libra (not to be confused with Algol, which is in Taurus), is still an incendiary star and could indicate trouble brewing. Take several deep breaths and try to relax.
So there we have it. A mixed bag throughout the week, for the most part, with a good mix of ups and downs. Sorry if this seems a bit more muted than usual, but as I said, wasn't feeling very well. I'm certain I'll be feeling better no later than Wednesday based on these aspects, though I have many personal harsh aspects hitting my chart right now too. But we'll see, as the stars can indicate the themes, but those themes can play out positively or negatively. If we can get more positivity, that's always for the best. Take care.
Full Moon time is here, and as I suspected with the New Moon in Libra article, the facades have begun to crumble. Trust me, I've had a couple crumble in my life already, and to be blunt, I've got a hammer in my hand ready to knock the rest of it down on my end. By the time this lunar cycle ends with the following New Moon, there will be a great many more shifts. Let's get started.
Beginning with the main event itself, the Full Moon in Taurus will sextile Neptune retrograde in Pisces. This is going to be a welcome sort of energy where we can turn our thoughts and emotions inwards and consider what we need to make ourselves feel comfortable, maybe safer. A good time to meditate as well. Thoughts about our inner spirituality should be enhanced a bit during this time, and it may be quite easy to dismiss altogether. the Full Moon in Taurus will also trine asteroid Silver in Capricorn. Now, Full Moon in Taurus is a fixed, earthy creature, and it desires stability and comfort. It opposes the Sun in Scorpio, of course, which is all full of secrets and murky aspirations. Appropriate that the sun is there for the Halloween season. Anyways, with Silver trine the Moon, and the Moon sextile Neptune (thus Sun trining Neptune and sextile Silver), there will be an increased focus on some gain for the remaining two weeks of this lunar cycle. Shiny objects, silver itself, money, it's going to be a focus. Silver is also a metal useful in the esoteric due to its reflective nature when polished, so things could be quite mercurial.
The Full Moon also quincunxes Radiocommunicata in Libra. Radiocommunicata is a minor asteroid that has to do with, well, radio and communications. Electronic media is going to be a bit off-kilter for a couple weeks, and... let's be honest, it's been off-kilter for awhile now. Radiocommunicata square Silver, since both aspect the Full Moon, tells me that news about money and material gain is going to have some unpredictable moments, or some downright misinformation as there's a good chance that people might not know what exactly is going on (based on the Moon-Radiocommunicata quincunx). And with Neptune sextile Moon, that means Full Moon and Neptune are forming a Yod to Radiocommunicata. Our inner thoughts and feeling are going to be affected by whatever is being communicated, so do take care to filter out the crap and stick to what's true. Easier said than done as we may not know what the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is. Follow your gut and try not to be too reactionary during this time period.
During this Full Moon we also have an intense Saturn square Chiron retrograde, and that is going to intensify some of the inner hurt, and maybe bring about some heavy intense inner healing if we make the sacrifices necessary. Those sacrifices are going to be rough ones for the next couple weeks as Saturn conjuncts Ixion and Swindle. Saturn in this position can help bind and restrict the violation of guest right (Ixion), and also put the brakes on some shenanigans (Swindle). On the flip side, with Chiron square those, the hurt could come from a violation or betrayal and the subsequent lies. It's a combination of both, as we can see with the sexual harassment and abuse scandals unfolding... nearly everywhere. Careers are effectively ending, and the most entrenched and unrepentant violators are not going down without a fight, it would seem. But many are surrendering to the march of progress...
...Maybe that surrendering has to do with Saturn sextile Venus and Vesta, and also Saturn trine Uranus and Eris retrograde, essentially forming a wedge aspect as Uranus-Eris retrograde opposes Venus-Vesta as well.. These predators have violated many people's most sacred thing , that being people's dignity (and control over one's sexuality is very much part of this), and it's not just women speaking up. Men are also speaking up, having been violated as well when younger. Quite frankly, the house of cards is collapsing. Venus and Vesta also straddle fixed star Spica during this Full Moon, and Spica is usually a beneficial star that acts as a subset of Venus and Mars. The upshot of Venus and Spica is benefiting from friends and being a star in social affairs... but the downside is being betrayed by those of your own gender. Watch your six, but enjoy well-deserved accolades. Ill-gained accolades will come crashing down sooner or later, so consider whether those are even worth it if you're thinking of it.
Speaking of denials crashing down, Pluto in Capricorn squares asteroids Toutatis and Lie in Libra during this Full Moon as well. Those that have enforced power through deceit and lies are finding that this is going to be a very uncomfortable couple weeks (if they haven't been sweating before!)... not just in sexual affairs, but also in the realm of political power as well. Corporate power I imagine is also going to be challenged, and even the realm of sports as the NFL protests show no sign of slowing down, and apparently the guy that owns Papa John's is even blaming a downfall in sales to the protests... is that the only reason? Is that the real reason? Honestly, this could get spun either way, as can many other stories. And that's proving the point of the other aspects going on! What is the truth? Radiocommunicata Yod with Full Moon and Neptune, remember? And I have a feeling a lot of people are not going to do the full research to come to the truth due to lack of time or desire.
We've got a major elephant in the room that tells me that the scandals and the resistance both against abusive influences and the desire to hold on to the status quo are going to intensify even further: A massive Yod Kite from Saturn sextile Venus both quincunx Sedna and Desdemona on fixed star Algol, kited by an opposition to Mercury in Scorpio. Sedna is betrayal by the patriarchs and by the husbands, if you know the Inuit legend. (Bride married off to another man, he turns out to be good, she swims back to her father, who chops off her fingers and she sinks to the bottom of the sea). Desdemona, well... its asteroid number is 666. It's fiendish. Where do Saturn, Venus, and Mercury all fit into this? Saturn, the taskmaster, is supporting Venus during this time, and Mercury is making sure the word gets out about all the abuses. Sedna and Desdemona are also retrograde during this time, so you could argue that the betraying patriarchy is in full retreat.
It's also appropriate that Jupiter and asteroid Karma are opposite Pallas retrograde during this point in time too. The goddess of wisdom and war, Athena (Pallas Athene is the full name of that asteroid) is basically, and symbolically, holding her father Zeus (Jupiter) to task, and he's standing firm. But Karma is there, and what goes around comes around. Jupiter also trines Nessus retrograde right now, so it's no surprise that some of the obsessive, predatory, abusive goings-on are being revealed, and in a big way. And I suppose with that trine it's appropriate that a lot of these people being outed aren't even fighting it, but are apologizing to their victims. ...not that mere words can ever erase the abuses these victims have suffered. At any rate, I think the discussion in Hollywood and other places of power about the culture of the casting couch may be coming to an end, or it could wind up being driven even further underground. (No, I'm not going to post any links to that casting couch...)
...You know, that brings up an excellent point. The fetish for deception and tricking people into giving sex or other rewards for false promises... that is going to be a very pertinent topic of debate soon, maybe even in the next couple weeks... mark my words. There are certainly enough aspects in the sky for this Full Moon and overall, including the asteroids, during this time, that points to this being a time of a great cultural shift... with great resistance on all sides.
I'm going to finish up with Pholus and Lucifer, on Galactic Center, sesquiquadrate the Full Moon. Given what I've discussed up above, it's only appropriate. The topic of intoxication and murky mindedness being taken advantage by the prideful, and the downfall that is coming by the rewards and security (Taurus Full Moon) being withdrawn from these proud instigators... More falls are coming. Appropriate that we're in the Fall season. Expect more scandals to come out in the next couple weeks. Frankly, the dominoes are about to fall. And watch your six (watch your back), as these dominoes can kill. They're that heavy. This also makes Pholus and Lucifer a part of that Yod to Sedna as well. Much broken pride in the future. I remember a passage somewhere about "those who exalt themselves shall be humbled", and vice versa. But do remember that there is such a thing as being too humble as well.
So there you have it. A super-intense culmination of a lunar cycle, and bringing to completion some crazy events, and the aftermath may just be the rising of a crescendo to many changes in our life, our ways of life as a society, and the long-term ramifications happening in our affairs. This article got a bit more preachy and current events-driven than I anticipated. But it's still good to keep in mind, and also is a good lesson in "as above, so below." As the world turns, so do the hands of the cosmic clock. Peace out.
I think it's high time I started to get into the realm of monthly forecasts, something a little more condensed and longer-term. Things have been a bit crazy for me so this is going to be a quick one out of necessity, and I'm not about to split this into parts since it's already past my supposed-to-be-bedtime by the time I start this. Nah. I'm in a IDGAF mode (look it up if you don't know what that means)... well, IDGAF except to get this done for everyone. And I think that's the theme of November: Lots of stuff is not going to give a... you know.
Let's begin. So some of this is already touching on the weekly report for October 30th-November 5th, so we're going to be brief for this week. There are some pretty important highlights for this month to take into account as well, so we're going to highlight these here, and note that the dates are based on the U.S. Pacific Time Zone (PDT/PST, or UTC -07:00/UTC -08:00, as Daylight Savings Time ends on November 5th for us), though I'll put a range of two days if it spans two days depending on U.S Time Zones:
From October-November 11th - Saturn square Chiron Retrograde
November 2nd-4th - Sun trine Neptune Retrograde
November 3rd-4th - Full Moon in Taurus
November 5th - Mercury enters Sagittarius
November 5th-19th - Saturn trine Uranus Retrograde (tightest)
November 6th - T-Square - Saturn opposition Moon, apex Chiron Retrograde
November 7th - Venus enters Scorpio
November 10th-12th - Sun square Nodes
November 12th-13th - Mars with Fixed Star Algorab
November 12th-14th - Venus conjunct Jupiter
November 14th - Mercury enters Pre-Retrograde Shadow Zone
November 17th-20th - Mars square Pluto
November 18th - New Moon in Scorpio
November 18th-Into December - Saturn conjunct Galactic Center
November 20th-22nd - Venus square Nodes
November 21st-22nd - Sun enters Sagittarius
November 21st-22nd - Neptune station Direct
November 25th-27th - Venus trine Chiron Retrograde
November 27th-Into December - Jupiter trine Neptune
I have largely ignored Moon aspects for the most part except Full/New Moons for that bulleted list, as I've focused more on longer-term aspects (minus the November 1st aspect of Moon opposition Mars as it's staring me in the face). Moon aspects will be touched on in upcoming weekly reports.
We begin November with Saturn square Chiron Retrograde. This is pretty rough all around as we have Saturn the taskmaster, the embodiment of restriction and discipline, making a pretty hard aspect to Chiron the wounded healer... This is where our wounds, what's hindering and hobbling us becomes way too blatant to ignore. And there's a lot of self-sabotage that comes to light in this time period, and we're already seeing this in the news cycle. Some very questionable decisions are coming back to haunt people. Now, what can you do to heal it, and get past that wound? It's going to take some doing to mend, and mend we must. We do have Mars opposite Moon going into the month as well, so we're starting out of the gate of this month with some intense energies and feelings, and questions as to whether or not we're making the right decisions, and probably getting pissed about it at times.
Sun does trine Neptune retrograde as well from the 2nd to the 4th, so we should be able to get some relief and get some head-clearing insights or inspirations. Perhaps one of these inspirations will be the key to get you through the rest of the month, and this is doubly-true as the Full Moon in Taurus will be occurring about the same time as this trine. Higher purposes will be quite welcome during this time as we'll need all the blessings we can get this month.
Further on into the 5th of November, we see Mercury enter Sagittarius. So hidden secrets came to light with Mercury's transit through Scorpio, and in spades, as well as some decidedly unwelcome communications for some of us. Hold on to your hats, because now Mercury will be firing off those missives for an extended period, as it's not leaving Sagittarius anytime soon, and will remain in this sign all the way through December. That's because on the 14th Mercury will enter the pre-retrograde shadow period, where things get a bit nebulous and we start gearing up for the Mercury Retrograde in December that lasts... pretty much almost until Christmas Day. Expect people not to have a filter for awhile, and for many things to get blurted out of people's mouths and for messages to be sent before the thought is completed. Spontaneity is the name of the game while Mercury transits this sign.
There could be some more change-ups even beyond Mercury in Sagittarius period, as Saturn will also be trining Uranus retrograde from the 5th until the 19th most closely (though it will still be considered trine for the entire month, in practice). We are going to see some reigning in of the chaos just a little, and whatever form this takes, expect yourself to be a little more restrained overall. Take note of whatever radical changes you need to make, and set up some plans. It's recommended to get those underway before the 14th before the Mercury pre-shadow period begins, although if the work involves reviewing other plans, then you might get away with it afterwards too.
November 6th could be a very rough day for some with Saturn opposite Moon forming a T-Square, apexing Chiron retrograde. There's likely to be a great deal of anger and frustration come to the surface, and it's going to irritate that itchy wound we've already got going deep down. Don't be surprised if some more bad news dominates the reporting on national leaderships (whether U.S. or otherwise) on this day. After all, this is a global aspect. Now, if you personally have some planets or points trine Chiron on this day, you might see some mitigation, and if a Grand Trine by transit, you might actually come out alright with some inner healing. On a plus side for the T-Square, it's a great time to figure out exactly what is pissing you off. Just don't take a hammer to it quite yet. Wait a bit until things settle, if you can.
Venus enters Scorpio on November 7th, which will add a sultry, seductive flare to Venus. Expect some temptations to ramp up with Venus transiting the venomous house of secrets. But do remember, poison can fight poison. This will be exemplified from the 12th to 14th when Venus conjuncts Jupiter. Higher purpose and higher pay could go hand in hand, or maybe a great time to do something unexpectedly sweet (or sexy) for a loved one! Make sure you're aboveboard though, as we have Mars on fixed star Algorab from the 12th until the 13th. This is a pretty incendiary star, and as it has the feel of Mars and Saturn, it can bring some pretty explosive arguments. So... with Venus with Jupiter while this is going on, you might have some mitigation there, or maybe it's explosive make-up sex... go with it? If you have an important matter that's elective, make sure your decision is as sound as it can be around this point.
Sun squares the Nodes from the 10th to 12th most strongly, so we can also expect some fated events to happen that could potentially change our lives around this time. Again, with Venus conjunct Jupiter and Mars hitting Algorab, there will be some pretty big changes in fortune we can expect. The 10th and 11th may be the better days to take advantage of this fully, though the 12th can't be discounted either. Do note that the 10th is a Waxing Quarter Moon as well, so Moon will hit the Node at the same time as the Sun squaring it. You could have a project begin wrapping up around this time. Sun sextile Pluto will also help the finishing touches during this Sun-Node square, and help end things decisively perhaps. Go for a strong finish and seal the deal if you can.
As a reminder, from the 14th on, Mercury will be in the pre-retrograde shadow period, and this is when things start to go awry just slightly. Recommend a little more caution than you usually take for the remainder of the month with this in mind.
November 17th through 20th could get downright unpleasant potentially with Mars square Pluto. A strongly elevated chance of people being angry, and destructively so. The New Moon in Scorpio also occurs about the same time, andSaturn begins its conjunction to Galactic Center for the remainder of the month all at the same time. Saturn is still considered square Chiron for much of the rest of the month too, so you may want to use that Uranus retrograde trine Saturn energy to try to harness some control over the chaos that's about to erupt. Basically, bunker and try to make some much needed changes inside yourself during that New Moon and set some major healing intentions! We are going to need it, and badly! Honestly... I have to say... Damn.
Look, I'm going to be honest, if there is a THE major news day of November 2017, it is going to be from the 17th to the 20th. That's the feeling I am getting. Someone is going to get fried. To quote Captain Sulu in the opening of Star Trek VI: "My god... Shields! SHIELDS!" And as it's New Moon time, that feel is going to be persuasive for the entire lunar cycle until the following New Moon. Just warning you.
November 20th through 22nd we have Venus squaring the Nodes, which is further going to feed into the fated feel of this time period. Basically, I would say fated aftermath. Maybe some job changes happen for some, maybe an early holiday bonus for some others... maybe both! Could be a promotion! Could be a "Happy holidays, you're getting laid off." too. Romantic changes as well. Likely both. This time period also coincides with the Sun crossing into Sagittarius. Do not expect people to just sit and behave for awhile. Sagittarius is a free spirit and while a bit more optimistic, well, we're going to need some joviality (Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter). Don't discourage the class clown too badly, just a measure of discipline so you can actually get stuff done.
And it gets even better around the time Sun enters Sagittarius, as over the 21st and 22nd, Neptune turns direct... finally! Some of our inner ruminations over the last few months can now find some outlet of expression! Don't expect people to understand it all that well with Mercury pre-shadow. But do start the drive towards making those internal visualizations a reality. Note your dreams very closely during this time period as well, as portents are likely to come more strongly as Neptune sits motionless for a while. It's like some people are going to be entering or leaving a mental fog as well. Psychic experiences may be a bit strange during this time as well with Neptune just sitting there. Artistic expression should be quite pronounced during this time.
From the 25th through the 27th we face the strongest trine between Venus and Chiron retrograde. This is an excellent time to consider seeing a doctor about something bothering you, or writing out your thoughts in a journal, making a piece of pottery or other artwork, or just simply something creative. Maybe even opening up to a loved on, significant other, whoever you have in your life about something bothering you. Don't even have to say all that much. Some togetherness during this period would just honestly be good. More likely, at least in western societies, some people are going to find some joy in... buying presents for loved ones. Well, Cyber Monday falls on the 27th, so... just keep in mind the upcoming Mercury Retrograde for shipping! Honestly... I'd prioritize Cyber Monday over Black Friday, as there's going to be some mental muddling with Neptune motionless there. People aren't going to be thinking clearly that day, and that includes the retail clerks that are inevitably going to get cursed and screamed at. Don't be one of those shoppers. (You could be working that cash register for some much-needed cash someday... remember that what goes around comes around).
We end the month with Jupiter trine Neptune from the 27th into December. Again... art projects, writing, hell, let's add meditation. Chill out, chill with loved ones, chill with whoever makes you feel happy. Go to church or synagogue or temple or mosque or whatever you believe in, or just veg out in your bed or on the couch these days if you're so inclined. Think about a higher purpose during these few days, be grateful for what you have, and pat yourself on the back once or twice for making it through this crazy month.
You'll notice I didn't really touch on the asteroids in this one. There's a lot here just with the slower planetary aspects, and I didn't have the time to add those to the mix as well. I'm hoping to have a better system for this set up for the December forecast. At any rate, this month is hyper-intense. 2017 is going out with a bang, and I have a feeling December will be even more of the same. Take it easy, fix what needs fixing, and keep going for that life you've always wanted. Don't let anyone tear you down, and know your own worth, because, man, you are going to need it this month. Peace out.
This one's going to have to be a quick one as I'm once again up way too late... but, there's a good reason for that. Just had to do a little site optimization and cleanup, so this site should load a little faster for all of you astrology fans out there. Anyways, from a cursory glance at this week coming up... It's going to be fun. How fun? Depends on your definition.
Monday, we begin with Moon trining the Sun in the morning, followed by a conjunction to Neptune in the early afternoon hours in North America. We should be feeling a little bit better about things today, although for some it may not be the most pleasant of days. More on that in a minute... Anyways, Sun trine Moon will be giving a bit of an easy, watery energy... emotions for some are going to be pretty well off, should be feeling optimistic about things. Moon moving into a conjunction with Neptune a little later on should give us some insights, some perspective on how things are progressing for us, and how we can better feel how we want to feel. Some of us may even have a psychic experience that feels uplifting. Don't mind the quincunx between Neptune and Ceres though... we may be feeling a bit uncertain as to what we want to do with our home life, or maybe we're thinking of changing homes... or a home change is forced on us in some way. Also keep in mind that we have a tight trine from Jupiter to Nessus today as well. This should allow us to call on a higher power or our higher self a bit easier to avoid obsessions and bring closure to abuses from the past.
Keep in mind that Venus is also still conjunct asteroid Dejanira, and also is conjuncting Vesta, so a three-way stellium there centered around what we find valuable, attractive, what we love, what we lust for. Venus is also opposing Uranus and will be tightening that up through the week, and Venus sextiles Saturn (with Uranus trining Saturn) for a little bit of a wedge... and Saturn also conjuncts Ixion, Lucifer, and Pholus. Basically, what this tells me is that the crows are coming home to roost, as there will be sudden changes in fortune for many, some for the better, others maybe not so much... and these sudden changes are going to call to task those that abused their power. Pride before a fall, and with Saturn there with Lucifer, falls are going to be hard. I will also point out that with Pluto tightly conjunct Kaali today as well, the destroyer is going to be amplified intensely. Pluto is still square Venus, so someone's going to lose what they treasure most.
Tuesday brings us Halloween, or Samhain if you prefer. Legend states that the veil between worlds is thinnest on this day, so maybe easier to speak to the dead? Does astrology back this up? Well, let's see... Moon conjuncts Chiron retrograde pretty strongly after trining Mercury, so there is the chance to speak up about old wounds, healing old hurts, maybe getting some feelings off our chests. Moon and Chiron will also square Saturn pretty strongly, so maybe those old hurts come from a lover that jilted you, or very bad childhood memories? Or maybe remembering when you were flying high and came crashing down... again, Saturn conjunct Lucifer, and Lucifer denotes pride. At any rate, Mercury is also still trine the Nodes today, so some pretty rough messaging, fated messages even, or maybe a trip somewhere you'd rather not go, that may be what we have in store today. Sometimes you have to confront the past before the past confronts you... and have you ever gone to meet or talk to someone, and you run into them on the way to where you expected to be? Expect that sort of thing on Tuesday. Sun will also be trining Neptune a little closer, and that trine will continue to tighten throughout the week, so pay special attention to any flashes of insight in the mind that comes up. Take note of solutions that draw on your inner strength and will.
Wednesday gets a bit intense as Moon will oppose Mars, which will ramp up the aggression and energy level just a bit. You may not know which way is up, and which way to go with things... this should pass relatively quickly, thankfully. However, be on the lookout for hurt feelings and fears and anger welling up. keep your head on tight. Sun trine Neptune just a bit closer should cool off that incendiary aspect just a little, so we do have a chance to sidestep the drama. On another note, Venus conjuncts Vesta pretty strongly in the middle of the week, so there's a good chance of embracing what we hold sacred, something that we cling strongly too, and that might get us through the day a bit more. Let's not lose hold on that as Venus also opposes Eris pretty strongly as the evening hours approach. Maybe that rosary of your mother's doesn't looks as enticing in a certain light, for one example. Mercury trines Chiron retrograde pretty strongly as well this day, so maybe meeting up with a friend and venting a little would be in order.
Thursday Venus and Uranus strengthen their opposition pretty hard, and we need to try to not let our emotions get the better of us as we've got the Moon ready to join Eris and then Uranus (and opposing Venus). Again, maybe what we thought we treasured might be getting in our way, or maybe it's something that we need to let go of, maybe it's holding us back from something better? Mercury quincunxes Uranus and also the Moon at that point too, so maybe it's someone saying the wrong thing, or maybe someone is a little too awkward to ask someone out on a date? Any number of examples, and that one's valid with Mercury semisextile Venus there. Some awkward energies to deal with then, but keep your head on tight and you should be able to get through. Saturn trines that Uranus/Eris/Moon combination, and also strongly sextiles Venus, so the taskmaster is acting as a sort of mediator today, cooling the fires just a bit.
Friday brings its own brand of intensity when Moon quincunxes Mars. Maybe the paycheck is late or is less than you had hoped? That's never a pleasant thought, so you may want to deal with that as soon as possible. Venus/Saturn/Uranus are still locked in their wedge embrace, so there should be some calming of the fires as it were. Maybe you finish off a projects strong by the end of the day and can hit happy hour for a well-deserved drink, whether it be a craft beer or a soda, or even something else smooth and relaxing... it doesn't have to be intoxicating after all. Sun trine Neptune retrograde the strongest on Friday this week as well, so keep your mind open for some insights, and listen to your inner voice. Especially as Friday is when the next Full Moon is, so the psychic impulses and the craziness will be greatly amplified to culminate this lunar cycle so close to Halloween's aftermath. Ideas will come about that will help guide you on the path, or at least this is a better opportunity for it to do so. Saturn also squares Chiron pretty strongly, so when coming to your decisions and solutions, make sure you're not going to be hurting yourself in the long run.
Saturday starts bringing in some relief from this high-impact week with Moon trining Pluto early on. We can feel a little better now about how the death and rebirth game is going. Maybe we look at something and realize "You know what, maybe that was a bad investment" or "I didn't want that anyways"... Sun moves on from its trine to Neptune now but it's still a strong trine. Pay attention to your dreams overnight, and some meditation would be good as well. Later on in the evening the Moon will oppose Mercury, and that Moon is going to be crossing over Sedna and Algol when it does, so you may want to make sure you don't drunk text something stupid today. High chance of that in the later hours, and with Lucifer conjunct Pholus on Galactic Center, there's a good chance it's something ego-driven. Make like Elsa and let that shit go.
Sunday will be a bit interesting over here in the U.S. at least as we hit Daylight Saving's Time's end... we fall back and "gain" an hour of sleep overnight, so things look a little weird to me chart-wise this day compared to the others. (I chart for noon PDT and go from there usually). Anyways, Mercury crosses into Sagittarius and we start getting a little fire in our communications with other. Moon opposes Mercury still a bit, so spontaneous drives out to the middle of nowhere are not outside the realm of possibility on this Fall day (or Spring if you're in Australia). Venus is also approaching the end of Libra but isn't quite there yet. This also means it's getting away from opposing Uranus, so there might be a little bit of making up with the loved ones, just watch the roughness around the edges. Saturn still squares Chiron retrograde, so watch out for debilitating pains, or slower healing. Be careful today. Mars is also beginning to quincunx Neptune retrograde, so there's a further caution against letting your imagination run too wild. Watch for suspicion, and watch for people suspicious of you today. Relationships could end with the uncertainty here, especially with Mars in the sign of its fall and it's pretty indecisive there, and any sudden actions are likely not going to be well-grounded in reality. Think it through a few ways if you need to.
Anyways, that's what we've got. Some potential to do some healing and get some tasks done, some impetus to celebrate the end of the week, and the distinct possibility of many types of hangovers on the weekend. It's likely to be a very newsworthy week, so let's try to keep a good head on things.
I can't believe it's going to be November already...