In the Stars November 5-12, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week

The Sun continues to shine in the sign of Scorpio tropically (until November 21). This time draws us into deep truths, inner journeys, and attention to deep financial concerns that will sustain us. Savor this inner, quiet time so that you will be ready for the holiday season when the Sun moves into Sagittarius in two weeks.

A strong planetary theme over the last few weeks has been the Saturn-Uranus trine, closing in exact this coming week on Saturday, November 11. This alignment calls for new endeavors and structures in your life that will take you in new and expanded directions. You can apply the attention and discipline to change something or to create something new. Use the gift of this positive alignment to make to make progress toward one or more of your life-enhancing goals.

Long-time subscribers of this blog might want to try not getting too caught up in the day-to-day this week, but try seeing this as a “weeklong” positive period. This could be a great week for many of us. There are few obstacles and a LOT of supportive alignments!


Daylight Savings Time ended at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, bringing more light to our mornings, and more darkness to our evenings. Sunday’s Gemini Moon encourages curiosity and communication. Mercury bolts into chatty Sagittarius through December 1, where it has a lot to say—enthusiastically. Fun! While you are drawn to the month of solitude and deep inner experience while the Sun is in Scorpio (October 23-Novebmer 21), you are drawn to communicate and chat and share while Mercury is in Sagittarius through December 1. This combination of conversation and solitary self-reflection may lead you to deep insights over the next month.

We may be bound up by self-limitation and self-doubt as a result of Monday’s Moon-Chiron-Saturn T-square. Old wounds may surface. This is a mutable T-square, so the key to the bind you may find yourself in is movement and flexibility—and hard work. A Moon-Uranus sextile may break the logjams. Be open to your intuition and creativity, and to breaking free of limiting patterns and binds.

Home and Family are themes highlighted Tuesday and Wednesday in the light of the Cancer Moon. Venus moves into Scorpio tropically until December 1, ramping up our passions [see Ten Things to Do with Venus in Scorpio below]. This is an excellent time to focus on finances and investments, particularly as they support your comfort and security. The Cancer Moon forms a benefic Grand Trine with Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces, supporting the Tuesday’s endeavors. A lunar square to Mars is a bit edgy, but the Grand Water Trine should wash away the angst. Wednesday’s energies are more edgy and volatile than Tuesday’s, as the Cancer Moon opposes Pluto and squares Uranus. Embrace change!

Bounce out of bed Thursday with the light of the fiery and playful Leo Moon. The Sun is in an exact opportunistic sextile to Pluto. Center yourself in what is meaningful in your life, and then open yourself up to a creative expression of who you truly are and what you value. Friday is day for play. If working, be creative and inspired. Go dancing Friday evening and live it up! The rest of the weekend is staged for work and duty.

The Moon is in Virgo tropically Saturday morning through Monday afternoon. The Moon in Virgo calls us to attend to the work at hand, to clean house, and get organized. It’s the clean-up time of the month. The big event Saturday is the last exact trine of Saturn to Uranus, an aspect that calls us to create structures for our new and extraordinary ideas. In addition, the Virgo Moon makes numerous benefic aspects, which should give us practical energy and efficiency to do our work. This day is full of tremendous potential, so use it wisely and consciously. Sunday is yet another great, productive day. Put on some music while you go about your work. This is not a day to relax. Make the most of this industrious, yet inspiring day.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Exciting day of communication and curiosity.

Monday: Break free of self-limiting binds.

Tuesday: Water Grand Trine supports the day’s endeavors. Focus on finances and investments.

Wednesday: While we seek comfort and familiarity, embrace change.

Thursday: Bright, playful, creative day!

Friday: Be creative and inspired. Dance!

Saturday: Clean house and get organized. Build on extraordinary ideas!

Sunday: Make the most of this inspiring, industrious day!

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Scorpio (November 7-December 1)

1.Love deeply. 2. Write a poem to express your deep feelings. 3. Review your investments and research other investment options. 4. Make a commitment to increase your savings and investments. 5. Give generously to someone in need during the holidays. 6. Purge your stuff and give things away. 7. Get a massage. 8. Listen deeply, and say only what is necessary. 9. Read a deep, transformative biography. 10. Enjoy the quiet of this darkest time of the year.

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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.

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, November 5: 1:29 a.m.-2:26 a.m. Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, November 7: 2:39 a.m.-2:44 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, November 8 at 9:14 p.m. through Thursday, November 9 at 4:29 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, November 11: 12:55 a.m.-8:41 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, November 13: 7:45 a.m.-3:26 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, November 15 at 4:50 p.m. through Thursday, November 16 at 12:19 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, November 18: 3:42 a.m.-10:59 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, November 20: 4:26 p.m.-11:14 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, November 23: 2:33 a.m.-12:14 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, November 25 at 6:37 p.m. through Sunday, November 26 at 0:04 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, November 28: 4:09 a.m.-8:30 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, November 30: 10:37 a.m.-12:38 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, December 1 at 5:53 p.m. through Saturday, December 2 at 1:21 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)


Sunday, November 5: 9:29-10:26 Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, November 7: 10:39-10:44 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, November 9: 5:14-12:29 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, November 11: 8:55 a.m.-16:41 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, November 13: 15:45-23:26 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, November 16: 0:50-18:19 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, November 18: 11:42-18:59 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, November 21: 0:26—7:14 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, November 23: 10:33 a.m.-18:14 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, November 26: 2:37 a.m.-8:04 a.m.  (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, November 28: 12:09-16:30 (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, November 30 at 18:37-20:38 (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, December 2: 1:53-9:21 (Moon into Gemini)

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