In the Stars November 4-11, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

The Sun continues to shine in Scorpio, drawing us deeply inward. This week’s New Moon in Scorpio draws us even deeper inward to ponder serious matters of concern. Plant new seeds of thought and intention at this New Moon. There is opportunity to heal psychological wounds, as well as to get financial matters and estates in better order. Jupiter shifts into Sagittarius tropically on Thursday for a one-year stay in its ruling sign, where it will be happy and well-functioning. Jupiter in Sagittarius will be a joyful, exuberant shift, enabling us to expand our belief systems and knowledge through travel, study, and adventure over the next year.

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After you push through the demands of a Moon-Saturn square early on Sunday, you can take it easy in the light of a lovely Libra Moon. Daylight Savings time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, giving us an extra hour in this day. Roll back your clocks one hour, unless you live in one of those places that never adjusts its time. This is a good day to curl up with a good book in the afternoon, and share an elegant dinner with your beloved.

Monday is mixed. We feel the emotional challenge of a Moon-Pluto square, energized by a Moon-Mars trine, and inspired by a Sun-Neptune trine. Keep your mind on lofty ideals, and push toward a great start on your goals for the work week ahead. I’ll be lecturing at Komilla Sutton’s San Francisco Vedic Astrology Fresh Talents Conference on The Nakshatras; How to Honor, Support, and Encourage Them.

Tuesday is election day, and it is sure to be full of tension and surprising results. Retrograde Uranus backs into Aries for a last dance in this cardinal fire sign through March 6, 2019. Uranus opposes the Moon, and squares the Nodal axis, forming a tight Grand Cross in fixed signs. This is a tense fixed energy pattern, and with Uranus in the mix, there may be stunning, unexpected events. Election night results are likely to be quite interesting. A Moon-Saturn sextile provides a practical, grounded influence. The Moon is dark, symbolizing a seed-planting time for growth in new directions.

A New Moon in deep feeling Scorpio affords us the opportunity to set new intentions around finances, and to clear emotional baggage. A Pluto-Vesta conjunction helps us sharpen our focus, and let go of what no longer serves us. An edgy aspect between Jupiter and Uranus requires extra effort to take advantage of creative opportunities.

Jupiter arrives in its ruling sign of Sagittarius Thursday morning where it will stay for the next year. Jupiter expands what it touches, and we will feel more open and trusting. Jupiter in Sagittarius will encourage us to explore, travel, write, publish, and open our minds to philosophy, belief systems, and higher wisdom. The Moon enters Sagittarius at 10:59 a.m. PST, after a void Moon morning. Jupiter and the Moon are conjunct throughout the afternoon, further amplifying the joy and possibilities. Optimism abounds on this magical day.

The big blue sky is the limit on exuberant, expansive influences on Friday. With the optimism of the Sag Moon and the exuberance of a Mars-Venus trine, we have the power to attract exactly what we want, A blind spot in this otherwise magnificent day is a Moon-Neptune square that may cloud our vision, and compromise our ability to see reality.

Set out for an adventure on this sunny Saturday. The Moon makes opportune sextiles to Mars and Venus, warming our hearts, and filling us with passion and enthusiasm. The freedom-loving Sag Moon trines independent Uranus, so we will want to take some space for ourselves. We may want to do something different from usual, and on our own. There are some testy aspects, as well, in this mixed day. An autumn hike or bike ride would be satisfying and invigorating.

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.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Stroll through an art gallery or beautiful garden, and spend time with your beloved.

Monday: Meet the serious work demands of the day.

Tuesday: Election day! Be sure to vote! Tense energy pattern may bring surprising and unexpected results.

Wednesday: New Moon in Scorpio. Clear emotional baggage, and set new intentions around finances.

Thursday: Jovial, expansive day. Jupiter moves into its ruling sign Sagittarius for the next year.

Friday: Another expansive, exuberant day full of possibilities.

Saturday: Sunny Saturday primed for adventure. Spend time in nature.

Sunday: Serious, productive work day.

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

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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 4: 0:26 – 1:01 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, November 6: 0:19 a.m.-5:02 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, November 8: 2:42 a.m.-10:59 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, November 10: 7:35 p.m.-7:55 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

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)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, November 4: 7:26 – 8:01 (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, November 6: 8:19 – 12:02 (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, November 8: 10:42 – 18:59 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, November 10: 15:35 – 15:55 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

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)

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