In the Stars…shining light on the astrology of the week

The energy of the Mars-Jupiter trine, that was exact last Thursday, is still with us this week as it wanes, and a Mars-Uranus sextile, exact on Tuesday, is in effect all week. These alignments give high energy, initiative, and confidence. Enlarging your scope and create new opportunities. Free yourself from self-imposed restrictions. A Saturn-Uranus trine is another theme; this gives structure to new opportunities. Build on new ideas. This week has two full days when the Moon is Void of Course, Monday and Wednesday. These days are not good for meetings, decision making, or getting a lot accomplished. These days are good for clean-up, attending to insignificant matters, reading, and pondering. Plan the week carefully to make the most of it.

The Sun and Moon make benefic alignments Sunday. The Aquarius Moon calls for us to gather with friends for stimulating conversations. A Moon-Jupiter trine supports expansion and adventure; this would be a good day to plan trips and excursions for 2017. The stars are aligned Sunday for an excellent board meeting of our Green Earth Foundation (or whatever projects you may have planned).

Although we have the bold energy of the Mars-Jupiter sextile in the background, the Aquarius Moon is Void of Course all day Monday. This is a day for considering ideas, and for attending to small matters, but not for decision making. It might be hard to decide what to wear to work and get out the door. Little will be accomplished in meetings or otherwise.

Tuesday sports an exact Mars-Uranus sextile, against the backdrop of the Mars-Jupiter trine. These aspects offer enthusiasm for seizing opportunities, and open us up to new adventures. Unexpected events can move us out of stagnating ruts. When Mars aspects a planet. it is always good to raise your physical energy through vigorous exercise, which then gives more energy for other purposes. Try a new gym or exercise class. Then expect the unexpected, and say “yes” to the day’s offerings.

Don’t expect any concrete results again on Wednesday, as the Moon is Void of Course all day. Take care of routine tasks and chores, and don’t waste your time in meetings that will not produce sound results. Adding to the fog, the Moon is in Pisces. This day is made for dreaming rather than doing. Venus enters Aquarius tropically until January 4, drawing us toward independence, and an appreciation of diverse friendships and points of view.

In contrast to yesterday’s slow and hazy day, Thursday is energized by the fiery, cardinal (action-oriented) Aries Moon. Spring into action, and make up for time lost Monday and Wednesday with those void Moons.

The work week ends with a high velocity Friday. The Aries Moon shines its light on the Uranus-Pluto-Jupiter T-square. The Moon conjuncts Uranus, squares Pluto, and opposes Jupiter. If you push through obstacles and challenges, this can be an extremely productive day. The Sun sextiles Jupiter, giving optimism and confidence to meet, and exceed, the day’s potential. The Moon goes Void of Course at 5:06 PM PST. After a demanding day, relax in the evening as the weekend begins.

The sensual Taurus Moon graces Saturday and Sunday with its slower pace, and attention to beauty. The day is inspired by a Mercury-Neptune sextile. The Sun-Saturn conjunction gives us reality check to the exuberance of the week’s Jupiter-Mars-Uranus aspects. This may be a day for Christmas shopping, as the Taurus Moon loves buying and acquiring things. This fixed earth Moon will help us seek good value, and the Sun-Saturn will help us curb spending. It can be satisfying day if you curb excess, and take it slow. Give your eyes a visual feast by enjoying the holiday lights. Be sure to enjoy at least one excellent meal that please your senses (Taurus Moon loves food).

Sunday is another splendid day. The Taurus Moon trines Pluto. This benefic aspect in earth signs empowers us to get a lot accomplished. The Sun is trine Uranus, another aspect that makes us open to new, and perhaps surprising, possibilities. We are confident and grounded, poised to make the most of this day. A Moon-Mars square in the evening can make us edgy if we are not moving. You may feel frustrated by all you have to do if you relax, so keep moving.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Benefic alignments make possible expansive discourse. Productive day.

Monday: Moon VoC all day. Focus on routine tasks, with the big picture in mind.

Tuesday: Seize opportunities and expect the unexpected—and get vigorous exercise.

Wednesday: Moon is Void of Course again for a full day. Don’t waste it on meetings or matters requiring decisions.

Thursday: Spring into action, and make up for the lost time of Monday and Wednesday.

Friday: High velocity day. Relax in the evening.

Saturday: Slow and steady day. Shopping results in good value and restraint. 

Sunday: Splendid day. A lot can be accomplished. Keep moving.



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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:

Monday, December 5: 3:23 AM-8:31 PM (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, December 7 at 6:05 AM through Thursday, December 8 at 2:16 AM (Moon into Aries)

Friday, December 9 at 5:06 PM through Saturday, December 10 at 4:41 AM (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, December 11 at 8:04 PM through Monday, December 12 at 4:41 AM (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, December 13 at 9:57 PM through Wednesday, December 14 at 4:09 AM (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, December 15 at 1:37 PM through Friday, December 16 at 5:15 AM (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, December 18: 8:55 AM-9:52 AM (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, December 20:  5:56 PM-6:40 PM (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, December 22 at 11:31 AM through Friday, December 23 at 6:32 AM (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, December 24 at 11:22 PM through Sunday, December 25 at 7:19 PM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, December 27 at 5:45 PM through Wednesday, December 28 at 7:12 AM (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, December 30: 0:07 AM-5:29 PM (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, January 1 at 11:59 PM through Monday, January 2 at 1:57 AM (Moon into Pisces)


Monday, December 5 at 11:23 through Tuesday, December 6 at 4:31 (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, December 7 at 14:05 through Thursday, December 8 at 10:16 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, December 10: 1:06-12:41 (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, December 12: 4:04-12:41 (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, December 14: 5:57-12:09 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, December 15 at 21:37 through Friday, December 16 at 13:15 (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, December 18: 16:55-17:52 (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, December 21:  1:56-2:40 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, December 22 at 19:31 through Friday, December 23 at 14:32 AM (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, December 25 at 7:22 through Monday, December 26 at 3:19 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, December 27: 1:45-15:12 (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, December 30: 8:07 through Saturday, December 31 at 1:29 (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, January 1 at 7:59-9:57 (Moon into Pisces)


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