In the Stars November 22-29, 2015…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

“Saturn-and-Neptune” is this week’s theme song. These two planets have been in square aspect since early October, and this week they make an exact square on Thursday. Saturn governs boundaries and limits and symbolizes challenges, limits, hard work, mastery, and endings. Neptune, on the other hand, symbolizes limitlessness, creative imagination, vision, compassion, and illusion. These two planets together call us to ground our visions, to address challenges with compassion, and to reign in limitless possibilities. These themes are amplified this week with the Full Moon forming a T-square with the Saturn-Neptune square and Mercury joining the gathering as well.

On Sunday, the 22nd, the Sun moves into Sagittarius tropically. Time to party! Reach for the stars, and expect the unexpected. The Moon is Void of Course beginning 11:16 AM PST. Plan to get a lot accomplished in the morning. Then flow with the energies of the day, and don’t try to push the river. Relax and float. Life is good! The festive holiday season has arrived; set your sails to enjoy it.

Getting out the door and off to work Monday morning may be slow. The work week doesn’t kick into gear until after 8:26 AM Pacific Time, but after that Monday can be a productive and amazing day. The grounded, earthy Taurus Moon supports the productivity of a Mars-Saturn sextile. In addition, this day’s Venus-Uranus opposition may deliver some delightful surprises. Although Monday is a day for focused work, it is also a day for discovery. Travel a new road, explore a new website, or take a new approach. Be open to new invitations or pathways, yet maintain your balance and equilibrium.

Mercury and Saturn combine to bring discernment and focus on Tuesday. Also, the day is graced with the expansive energies of a Grand Earth Trine (Pluto in Capricorn, Jupiter in Virgo and Moon in Taurus). Amazing things could be set in motion or furthered by this powerful bundle of energy.

A Full Moon shines on Wednesday (Moon in Gemini/Sun in Sagittarius), combining with Mercury, Saturn, and Neptune to make a tight mutable T-square. Themes of dreams, ideas, knowledge, and beliefs combine to produce new thought forms and forge progressive intentions. This Full Moon heralds the Thanksgiving weekend, a time for gathering and sharing blessings. Energy will be high.

Thanksgiving Day is crowned with the first of three exact Saturn-Neptune squares over the following year, as mentioned in the first paragraph. Thanksgiving gatherings will buzz with interesting conversations. Keep an open mind. See what you can learn and how you can expand the limits of your thinking. The day calls for special prayers for global peace and greater cross-cultural understanding.

Friday’s post-holiday morning invites you to take it easy. Have a leisurely breakfast with holiday guests, and put things away from the previous day’s festivities. Don’t rush out in the morning for any early Black Friday sales, as you’ll likely be dissatisfied with those purchases. If you plan to shop, wait for the Cancer Moon at 11:27 AM PST. Nourish yourself with leftover holiday comfort food, and share family photos and stories.

Saturday could be an edgy, irritable day. It would be wise to give yourself some space from others, especially if you’ve had a lot of holiday togetherness. You may want to take some time out to curl up by the fire and read a book. The often moody Cancer Moon does love domestic expression, so put that energy to work cooking or decorating for the holidays ahead.

Sunday the Sun conjuncts Saturn and squares Neptune, again punctuating this week’s theme of grounding visions. One step toward manifesting dreams would be to set goals and intentions: make a plan for the week ahead. The Moon is VoC all day in Cancer, highlighting home and family, but with a soft focus. Domestic duties call. Again Sunday is not a day for early holiday shopping. The mood lifts after the Moon goes into Leo at 4:47 PM PST, adding to the glow of the Sagittarius Sun. Light a fire, and make the conclusion of this holiday weekend fun and playful.

The Week in Short:
Sunday: Expect the unexpected! After 11:16 AM PST the Moon is VoC, so then go with the flow then and don’t do anything requiring definitive connections or decisions. Get ready for the partying season ahead!
Monday: Productive and creative day. Apply action and equilibrium to new possibilities.
Tuesday: Amazing things can be set in motion!
Wednesday: Full Moon. Strong fluctuating energies. Interesting ideas abound.
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day: Exact Saturn-Neptune square calls for bridging the ideal and the practical. Engage in amazing, opening conversations and pray for world peace and understanding.
Friday: Refrain from Black Friday shopping until after 11:27 PST when the Moon goes into Cancer. Enjoy emotionally nourishing activities with loved ones.
Saturday: Edgy, moody day. Give yourself space, and tune in to what you need to do to take care of yourself.
Sunday: Moon VoC all day. Focus on domestic duties. The evening Leo Moon calls for a fun and playful ending to the holiday weekend.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (November 8-December 5)
1. Clean out unused or outdated clothing from your closet (Sun in Scorpio—the release) and update your wardrobe (Venus in Libra).
2. Create special date nights with your beloved—or make a date yourself with someone special.
3. Settle conflicts peacefully and fairly.
4. Set a beautiful table and make dinners romantic.
5. Enjoy a visit to an art gallery.
6. Play beautiful music to uplift your life.
7. Enjoy an evening at the symphony or a special concert.
8. Be nice to everyone with whom you come in contact.
9. Use good manners.
10. Beautify your sparkling home.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet and 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 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. You will more easily get lost or meander if you’re 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 Daylight Time:
Sunday, November 22 at 11:16 AM through Monday, November 23 at 8:26 AM (Moon into Taurus)
Tuesday, November 24 at 5:26 PM through Wednesday, November 25 at 9:15 AM (Moon into Gemini)
Thursday, November 26 at 7:35 PM through Friday, November 27 at 11:27 AM (Moon into Cancer)
Sunday, November 29: 4:46 AM-4:47 PM (Moon into Leo)
Tuesday, December 1 at 7:09 PM through Wednesday, December 2 at 2:09 AM (Moon into Virgo)
Thursday, December 3 at 8:59 PM through Friday, December 4 at 2:34 PM (Moon into Libra)
Sunday, December 6 at 6:03 PM through Monday, December 7 at 3:26 AM (Moon into Scorpio)
Tuesday, December 8 at 10:39 PM through Wednesday, December 9 at 2:25 PM (Moon into Sagittarius)
Friday, December 11: 8:06 AM-10:47 PM (Moon into Capricorn)
Sunday, December 13 at 3:07 PM through Monday, December 14 at 4:59 AM (Moon into Aquarius)
Tuesday, December 15 at 11:17 PM through Wednesday, December 16 at 9:45 AM (Moon into Pisces)
Friday, December 18: 7:14 AM-1:26 PM (Moon into Aries)
Sunday, December 20: 2:01-4:13 PM (Moon into Taurus)
Sunday, November 22 at 19:16 through Monday, November 23 at 16:26 (Moon into Taurus)
Wednesday, November 25: 3:26-17:15 (Moon into Gemini)
Friday, November 27: 3:35-17:27 (Moon into Cancer)
Sunday, November 29: at 12:46 through Monday, November 30 at 0:47 (Moon into Leo)
Wednesday, December 2: 3:09-10:09 (Moon into Virgo)
Friday, December 4: 4:59-22:34 (Moon into Libra)
Monday, December 7: 2:03-11:26 (Moon into Scorpio)
Wednesday, December 9: 6:39-22:25 (Moon into Sagittarius)
Friday, December 11 at 16:06 AM through Saturday, December 12 at 6:47 (Moon into Capricorn)
Sunday, December 13 at 11:07 through Monday, December 14 at 12:59 (Moon into Aquarius)
Wednesday, December 15: 7:17- 17:45 (Moon into Pisces)
Friday, December 18: 15:14 AM-19:26 (Moon into Aries)
Sunday, December 20 at 22:01 through Monday, December 21 at 0:13 (Moon into Taurus)

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