In the Stars November 6-13, 2016

Daylight Savings time ended Sunday morning at 2:00 AM. This ushers in several months of darkness early in the evening after work. It is time to draw inward, build a fire, and cozy up with good books, good movies, and deep conversations. Sunday’s Aquarius Moon gives detachment. It is a day to do what we want as individuals, and not to heed the call of others. Listen, and consider new ideas and perspectives.

The work week begins on a friendly note Monday against a backdrop of opportunity. Lunar sextiles to Saturn and Uranus, and a trine to Jupiter, give possibilities. Open your eyes to omens in your day. The Sun and Pluto are in a benefic sextile. This is a day to make things happen, and to say “yes” to the day’s amiable offerings.

Election Day has at last arrived with a Void of Course Moon through the first part of the day. Lay out your clothes to wear to work the night before, as you will have trouble deciding what to wear, and you will have a more difficult getting out the door. Attend to unimportant tasks until the Moon enters Pisces at 1:45 PM PDT. Election night is colored by the charity and compassion of a Pisces Moon. With all the election strife the past weeks and months, we’re going to need the faith, forgiveness, and hope that the Pisces Moon has to offer.

We get off to a soft and dreamy start Wednesday. As the day wears on it become more demanding and challenging. A Saturn-Moon square in the afternoon calls us to take care of our responsibilities; fortunately, a Moon-Pluto sextile gives us the power to flow with the day’s demands. An evening Sun-Moon water trine makes for a feel-good evening, drawing us toward quiet and solitude. End the day with a soothing hot bath.

The Moon continues in compassionate Pisces through most of the day Thursday. After a short Void of Course period from 3:16 to 5:45 PM PST, it bounces into action-oriented Aries, and offers a fresh start in a new lunar cycle.

Friday, Veteran’s Day, is a day for action, whether you are on the job or have the day off. The Aries Moon aspects Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn, stretching us out of our comfort zones, and creating momentum for expansion and change. Venus enters Capricorn, where it colors our work with pleasure,  and calls us to conserve financially the next few weeks through December 8.

A Moon-Uranus conjunction makes for an unusual start to Saturday. Then, the Moon is Void of Course all day. It’s not a day for shopping or errands, or making big things happen. Clean house, or work in your garden. The Moon enters Taurus at 6:24 PM PST. Pause, and enjoy a delicious and beautiful dinner with people you love.

Wake up slowly to a lazy Sunday. All things sensual, sweet, and simple are highlighted. As the day wears on we can plod along and get quite a lot accomplished with the Moon in fixed earth Taurus. Plan your next week Sunday evening, as the Moon is VoC all day Monday.

Looking ahead to the holidays, Christmas Day has some powerful aspects. A near exact “Thank the Lord” Jupiter-Uranus opposition holds three benefic sextiles within it (Jupiter sextile Saturn; Saturn sextile Venus; Venus sextile Uranus).  All of these planets are exact at 20 degrees. Some people are going to get some big gifts for Christmas. I heard that Christmas shopping is expected to be strong this season, and these aspects would support that. Wonderful things could happen with these aspects. On the other hand, Mars is moving in close aspect to the Nodes from December 23-January 2. Mars will conjunct the South Node (known as Ketu in Vedic astrology) and oppose the North Node (known as Rahu in Vedic Astrology). This pattern is volatile. Stay away from crowded places. Enjoy the holidays with simple activities far from the maddening crowds.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Daylight Savings Time ends (2:00 AM). Independence fostered. Consider new ideas and perspectives.

Monday: Say “yes” to the day’s amiable offerings.

Tuesday: Election Day! Moon VoC until 1:45 PM PST. Then a compassionate Pisces Moon softens the evening.

Wednesday: Flow with the day’s demands.

Thursday: New lunar cycle begins at 5:45 PM PST when the Moon moves into action-oriented Aries.

Friday: Active Day. Stretch out of your comfort zone.

Saturday: Moon VoC all day until 6:24 PM PST. Clean house or garden, and leave shopping or other definitive or important matters until another day.

Sunday: All things sensual highlighted, and a lot can be accomplished. Plan the week ahead.


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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 6: 1:56 AM-5:55 AM (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, November 8: 5:55 AM-1:45 PM (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, November 10: 3:16 PM-5:45 PM (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, November 12: 4:45 AM-6:24 PM (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, November 14: 5:52 AM-11:54 PM (Moon in Gemini)

Wednesday, November 16: 2:57 AM-4:57 PM (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, November 18: 2:02 PM-7:14 PM (Moon into Leo)

Monday, November 21: 0:33-1:34 AM (Moon into Virgo

Tuesday, November 22 at 9:41 AM through Wednesday, November 23 at 11:42 AM (Moon into Libra)

Friday, November 25 at 5:52 AM through Saturday, November 26 at 0:01 AM (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, November 27 at 1:48 PM through Monday, November 28 at 12:46 PM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, November 30 at 11:08 PM through Thursday, December 1 at 0:52 AM (Moon in Capricorn)

Saturday, December 3: 2:16 AM-11:44 AM (Moon into Aquarius)


Sunday, November 6: 9:56 AM-13:55 AM (Moon into Aquarius) (Daylight Savings Time Ends)

Tuesday, November 8: 13:55-21:45 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, November 10 at 23:16 through Friday, November 11 at 1:45 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, November 12: 12:45 through Sunday, November 13 at 2:24 (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, November 14, at 13:52 through Tuesday, November 15, at 7:54 (Moon in Gemini)

Wednesday, November 16, at 10:57 through Thursday, November 17 at 0:57 (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, November 18, at 22:02 through Saturday, November 19, at 3:14 (Moon into Leo)

Monday, November 21: 8:33-9:34 (Moon into Virgo

Tuesday, November 22 at 17:41 through Wednesday, November 23 at 19:42 (Moon into Libra)

Friday, November 25 at 13:52 through Saturday, November 26 at 8:01 (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, November 27 at 21:48 through Monday, November 28 at 20:46 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, November 30 at 7:08- 8:52 (Moon in Capricorn)

Saturday, December 3: 10:16-19:44 (Moon into Aquarius)


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3 Responses to In the Stars November 6-13, 2016

  1. Joseph John Lang, Ph.D. says:

    Mine is a question rather than a comment. I am wondering what is volatile about Mars aspecting the Nodes. I was always told that the Nodes are more of a mathematical phenomenon, something like the “Part of Forutne,” but I really do not know. I have interests, however, because my Moon (one of the most powerfully placed planets in my entire chart, surrounded by asteriods) is conjunct the South Node and then of course in opposition to the North Node (2nd house for the Moon and North Node in the 8th).

    • Cathy Coleman says:

      The nodes are indeed points in space having to do with the intersection of the orbits of the Sun and Moon. The Sun and Moon in Vedic astrology are considered headless gods, and thus wild and unpredictable. The South Node/Ketu can have an angry expression if not channeled spiritually. With your Moon in close connections with your nodes, I think it corresponds with the many wild rides you’ve had in your life. It is important to channel your energy into spiritual/astrological/metaphysical studies.

  2. Joseph John Lang, Ph.D. says:

    I am confused today about the website.

    My question is what an aspect like Mars to the Nodes really means and why it is seemingly volatile.

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