In the Stars November 10-17, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

Review, re-think, re-imagine, and re-do; Mercury continues retrograde now until it turns direct on November 20th. Check your written work and communication twice, as we are prone to mistakes when Mercury is retrograde. When mix-ups happen, be patient and forgiving. Saturn and Neptune made their last benefic sextile on Friday, November 8th, marrying vision with practicality, the limitless and the limited; the positive energy of the alignment carries us forward. The Sun continues to shine in Scorpio, drawing us into its symbolism of transformation and deep change. Go deep and ponder your challenges and desires, and commit to change that is calling to you.

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An early Sunday morning Moon-Jupiter trine in fire signs, coupled with a Moon-Mars opposition, calls for an early morning hike or run. Get going and get moving. The Moon is void of course all day until 3:18 p.m. PST when it moves into Taurus. After you have exercised vigorously, set about tending to routine tasks. In the evening, set a beautiful table, and enjoy a delicious dinner. Use the grounded, practical energy of the Taurus Moon to help you get prepared for the work week ahead.

Mercury conjuncts the Sun on Monday, marking the midpoint of Mercury’s retrograde motion. Hidden information may be revealed. The practical, earthy Taurus Moon makes benefic aspects to Saturn and Neptune, anchoring new ideas and planting seeds for future harvesting.

A potent, exalted Taurus Moon reaches it fullness on Tuesday. The Full Moon is energized by benefic trines to Saturn and Pluto in the early morning, grounding us in strong, practical, discerning work. Mars makes a benefic sextile to Jupiter, giving us a big dose of energy and optimism. Even though the Moon is void of course all day, much can be accomplished, so make the most of the opportune alignments.

Wednesday is packed with dynamic, weighty benefic alignments. The Sun sextiles Pluto, giving powerful energy for the day. Focus, vision, constructive conversations, and problem solving come easy, thanks to Mercury’s benefic sextiles to Saturn and Mercury.

Imagination, idealism, and curiosity abound on Thursday. We want to talk and spin dreams. Allow your imagination to soar, and indulge yourself with conversation, exploration, and learning. This is a day to go to browse a bookstore, explore a museum, or sign up for a class. Connect with siblings.

Friday’s Cancer Moon draws us toward comfort, caring, and family. We are energized by a Moon-Mars trine, expanded by a Moon-Jupiter opposition, challenged emotionally by a Moon-Chiron square, and awakened to something surprising by a Moon-Uranus sextile. Friday is an active day with many possibilities.

Saturday is the day of the week when the Moon aspects the tightening Saturn-Pluto conjunction; on this day the Cancer Moon is in opposition to Saturn and Pluto, which could bring stormy weather emotionally. When the Moon is drawn into close alignment with Saturn and Pluto each week as it is on Saturday, we are wound tighter, and may be more fearful and concerned. The Cancer Moon forms a Grand Water Trine with Mercury (in Scorpio) and Neptune (in Pisces), enabling us to handle difficult situations with poise and self-control.

After a comfortable, homey morning, there is a short void Moon period from 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m., and then the Moon bounces into playful Leo. Afternoon and evening energies are edgy and irritable, though energized and creative as the Moon squares Mars and Uranus. These can be reckless aspects, so slow down and be mindful with words and action.

Start the week off with vigorous exercise and exuberance. The Leo Moon loves creativity, play, and children. Make it a fun day!

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Get going and get exercise. Tend to routine tasks while the Moon is VoC 6:00 a.m. – 3:18 p.m. PST. Delight your senses with a beautiful dinner.

Monday: New ideas may be uncovered and generated. Plant seeds for future harvesting.

Tuesday: Exalted Full Moon in Taurus. Powerful, energetic day for practical work and accomplishment.

Wednesday: Dynamic day for strong work. Focus and imagination combine to enable good problem solving.

Thursday: Imaginative, idealistic, curious day for learning, conversing, and exploring.

Friday: Active day full of possibility and surprise, with a focus on comfort.

Saturday: Stormy Saturday, yet we can handle tough emotional issues with grace.

Sunday: Comfortable morning, followed by Moon VoC 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m. Edgy energies abound afternoon and evening. Exercise caution!

Monday: Fun, exuberant day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Sagittarius (October 31-November 20)

  1. Invite someone to dinner from a different ethnic culture.
  2. Plan your next long-distance trip (or make a wish list).
  3. Read a book about a far-away country, culture, or religion.
  4. Expand your knowledge of metaphysics.
  5. Write!
  6. Visit a religious art exhibit.
  7. Explore a philosophy through a book, book-on-tape, or a lecture.
  8. Take a hike (Sagittarius rules the thighs).
  9. Express appreciation to your in-laws.
  10. Venus in Sagittarius is idealistic in love: read some love poems that transport you to the ideal!

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:                  

Sunday, November 10: 6:00 a.m. – 3:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, November 12 at 7:48 a.m. through Wednesday, November 13 at 0:46 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 3:40 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. -5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. -9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, November 25 at 9:30 a.m. through Tuesday, November 26 at 0:11 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, November 28: 2:50 a.m. – 4:33 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, November 29 at 7:57 p.m. through Saturday, November 30 at 12:13 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, December 2: 4:27 a.m. – 11:11 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, December 5: 0:15 a.m. – 11:44 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, December 7: 7:01 a.m. – 11:29 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, November 10: 14:00 – 23:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, November 12 at 15:48 through Wednesday, November 13 at 8:46 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 11:40 – 16:15 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 20:14 – 21:57 (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. – 5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. – 9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, November 25 at 17:30 through Tuesday, November 26 at 8:11 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, November 28: 10:50 – 12:33 (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, November 29 at 15:57 through Saturday, November 30 at 20:13 (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, December 2 at 12:27 through Tuesday, December 3 at 8:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, December 5: 8:15 – 19:44 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, December 7 at 15:01 through Sunday, December 8 at 7:29 (Moon into Taurus)

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