In the Stars November 3-10, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

Mercury is retrograde now until it turns direct on November 20th. When Mercury is retrograde, it is time to re-think, re-work, re-imagine, and re-do. 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 perfect into a benefic sextile this week, exact on Friday, marrying vision with practicality, the limitless and the limited. 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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On Sunday Juno, the asteroid that symbolizes the mate, or partnership, moves into Libra, the sign that symbolizes relationship, for a ten-month stay. The focus is now on partnership and commitment. The Moon is in fixed air sign Aquarius, a day framed for friendship. A Moon-Venus sextile colors the day pleasant and satisfying. A Moon-Uranus square may make for creative, diverse discussions of socio-political issues among friends.

Ideas abound on Monday, with the inventive Aquarius Moon energized by a trine from Mars. Engage with friends and colleagues, and marvel at the solutions you generate by the end of the day.

The Moon is void of course for most of Tuesday until 3:08 p.m. PST when the Moon moves into Pisces. When the Moon is VoC focus on routine tasks, and do not waste your time on meetings, shopping, or activities which call for decisions, as our judgement is not clear. The aspect of the day is explosive Mars-square-Pluto. Let off steam with some vigorous exercise. Proceed with caution, as conflict may be quick to flare up, and your feathers can be easily ruffled.

Wednesday is a dreamy, inspiring day when all seems right with the world. The Sun and Moon align in a benefic trine. The Moon dances with Neptune in conjunction. We are tender and compassionate. Give generously and do a random act of kindness.

Thursday, Jupiter’s Day (Jueves) offers another inspiring, imaginative day. The Moon makes benefic aspects to Pluto and Mercury, drawing us into our work and the tasks before us. The Moon goes void of course at 5:13 p.m. PST, inviting us to pull back and enjoy a relaxing evening. The cosmic energies set a perfect stage for the monthly Sonoma Art Walk. Or enjoy a beautiful dinner and watch a movie.

Friday is a glorious day, colored against the backdrop of a zesty Aries Moon. Saturn perfects to sextile Neptune, and the Sun makes benefic aspects to this practical, common sense alignment. We are able to manifest dreams, and honor healthy limits. The Moon and Venus form a loving trine to top off this magnificent day. Make this day count!

Saturday calls for action. The dynamic, fiery Aries Moon makes edgy squares to Saturn and Pluto in its weekly alignment with this powerful conjunction. We may feel uncomfortably pushed or limited; leaning in and working hard is the best response. It’s not a lazy Saturday. An exact Mercury-Pluto sextile can help us solve deep problems and think things through that puzzle us.

An early 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 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.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Partnership and friendship highlighted. Conversations are diverse in thought.

Monday: Engage with colleagues; ideas flow and solutions can be found.

Tuesday: Proceed with caution throughout this volatile day. Moon VoC until 3:08 p.m. PST. Handle routine tasks. 

Wednesday: Inspiring day; all is well. Do a random act of kindness.

Thursday: Imaginative, creative, productive day. Moon VoC at 5:13 p.m. PST. Relax and unwind in the evening.

Friday: Glorious, productive, inspiring day. Make it count!

Saturday: Edgy day to work hard, and solve deep problems.

Sunday: Get going and get exercise. Tend to routine tasks. 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.

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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:                  

Saturday, November 2 at 10:46 p.m. through Sunday, November 3 at 3:19 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, November 5: 6:37 a.m. – 3:08 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, November 7 at 5:13 p.m. through Friday, November 8 at 3:49 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

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)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, November 3: 6:46 – 11:19 (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, November 5: 14:37 – 23:08 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, November 8: 1:13 – 11:49 (Moon into Aries)

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)

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