In the Stars November 11-18, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

The Sun continues to shine in Scorpio, drawing us deeply inward. Enjoy another ten days of repose before the Sun bounces into Sagittarius on November 22, and the holiday season begins. Jupiter has just shifted into its ruling sign Sagittarius tropically for a one-year stay, where it will be uplifting and well-functioning. Jupiter in Sagittarius encourages us to expand our knowledge through travel, study, and adventure. Think about how you might expand your belief systems and engage in new explorations of Sagittarian themes such as philosophy, religion, metaphysics, and exploration of other cultures.

Mercury turns retrograde on Friday. In the early days of this week, complete travel plans and agreements, sign contracts, and tie up loose ends. Prepare for the three-week Mercury retrograde period in which it will be time again to review, reconsider, re-negotiate, and revise.

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Sunday’s stage is set for serious work and accomplishment, The Capricorn Moon conjuncts Saturn on Sunday morning, guiding us toward our responsibilities. Neptune makes a benefic sextile to the Saturn-Moon conjunction, inspiring us to work toward our goals and intentions. The Scorpio Sun makes a benefic sextile to Pluto, giving the power and desire to be productive. This is not at all a lazy Sunday. Make the most of this strong and capable energy. I will be giving a lecture on The Astrology of Place at the Sacramento Chapter of the National Council on Geocosmic Research (NCGR).

Monday is yet another productive work day, this one framed by a Moon-Pluto conjunction in the morning, giving even more power and determination toward all that needs to be accomplished. Get your work week off to a rousing start. You can conquer many tasks on your to-do list.

There may be unexpected trouble on Tuesday, with the Moon joining the South Node and squaring Uranus. The Aquarius Moon is friendly and detached, so problems can be solved brilliantly, and with a big boost of positivity from the Moon’s benefic aspect to Jupiter.

Mid-week and mid-month Wednesday, the 14th is a friendly day for brainstorming brilliant idea. If you are researching a project, dive deep and open to discovery. Join with friends and colleagues for generative conversations.

Thursday is an active day full of aspects, mostly positive. Get up and go, and get your glow on. Be imaginative and creative. The day sparkles with good energy. Mars enters Pisces tropically, softening our desires. Incorporate swimming into your exercise routine.

Expect some wobbly, shifting energy on Friday. Venus moves direct, after a six-week retrograde stay. Mercury is stationary, turning retrograde. A planet’s energy is particularly strong when it stations, changing direction.  With Venus direct, we will now be in a more balanced place around money and purchases. With Mercury retrograde, it is now time to reflect, re-think, renovate, and revise for the next three weeks. The Moon is in Pisces, stirring aspirations and inspiration. Lots of shifting planetary activity makes for an active Friday that may not go exactly as planned.

Saturday is a soft, dreamy day. Allow yourself to sleep in and get plenty of rest. Be gentle with yourself and engage in something creative. Paint, dance, make a collage, or write poetry. Make it an easy, inspiring, creative day.

In strong contrast to yesterday, the Moon bounces into fire sign Aries on Sunday morning at 7:56 a.m. PST. Start your morning with vim and vigor, and get moving. Get some strong, feel-good physical exercise. Lean into your goals and projects and give them the works.

The work week gets off to a strong and energetic start with the Moon in cardinal, action-oriented Aries. The planetary signature of the day is a feisty Mars-Jupiter square. The best of this energy gives courage and confidence in such strong force that powerful changes could be made, and new directions could emerge.

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Sunday: Serious, productive work day.

Monday: Powerful, productive work day. Set out to get a lot accomplished.

Tuesday: Unexpected problems can be handled brilliantly.

Wednesday: Good day for brainstorming new ideas and solutions; include friends and colleagues.

Thursday: Get up and go, and get your glow on.

Friday: Venus turns direct. Mercury turns retrograde. Shifting, energies activate creativity and dreams.

Saturday: Dreamy, inspiring day. Be creative.

Sunday: The day offers a lot of vim and vigor. Get moving!

Monday: The work week gets off to a healthy, energetic start. The Mars-Jupiter square gives us gifts of confidence and courage.


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:

Tuesday, November 13: 7:13 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, November 15: 7:58 p.m. – 8:41 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, November 18: 0:04 a.m. – 7:56 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, November 20: 2:46 p.m. – 3:43 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, November 22: 1:58 a.m. – 8:10 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, November 24: 9:31 p.m. – 10:38 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, November 26 at 11:22 p.m. through Tuesday, November 27 at 0:35 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, November 29: 1:46 a.m. – 3:08 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, December 1: 6:34 a.m. – 6:49 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Monday, December 3: 10:16 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, December 5: 1:53 p.m. – 6:49 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, December 8: 2:00 a.m. – 4:01 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, December 10: 1:27 p.m. – 3:39 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, December 13: 2:20 a.m. – 4:40 a,m, (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, December 15: 3:49 a.m. – 4:44 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Tuesday, November 13: 15:13 – 15:45 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, November 16: 3:58 – 4:41 (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, November 18: 8:04 – 15:56 (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, November 20: 22:46 – 23:43 (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, November 22: 9:58 through Friday, November 23 at 4:10 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, November 25: 5:31 – 6:38 (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, November 26: 7:22 – 8:35 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, November 29: 9:46 – 11:08 (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, December 1: 14:34  – 14:49 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Monday, December 3: 18:16 – 19:55 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, December 5 at 21:53 through Thursday, December 6 at 2:49 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, December 8: 10:00  – 12:01 (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, December 10: 22:27 – 23:39 (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, December 13: 10:20 – 12:40 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, December 15 at 11:49 through Sunday, December 16 at 0:44 (Moon into Aries)

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