The story will become clear in the coming days
The US elections are past. At the time of writing, we don’t have the complete story but things are becoming clearer day by day. Sometimes our politics feel much like the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ stories of the 1980s. Every candidate and every issue will set us on an entirely new road. We move left to right, right to left. As individuals, it feels that we have little control and all that we can do is show up at the polls and vote. I do my best to stay out of the fray and not discuss politics but I have never neglected to vote.
This year was the first time I cast a vote outside of Vermont. It was a thrill to discover my voting place was the boathouse on the harbor here in my little coastal town. Somehow overlooking the ocean as I cast my ballot made the whole process more exciting, soothing, and valuable than ever before.
I think back on the drab church basements, school auditoriums, senior centers, community centers, and fieldhouses where votes are cast across our country. Ah! A boathouse. Funny the things that delight us.
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I notice that there are no pictures of Kairos in this week’s post, I will remedy that next week.
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OPPORTUNITY FOR POWERFUL EXPRESSION
Monday, November 14, 2022
With the contentious midterm elections behind us, we are able to approach the week with less anxiety and stress. At 7:48 AM ET, the Moon leaves tender Cancer behind and rolls into the Sun-ruled sign of Leo. With the Moon in Leo, we are ready to meet the week with confidence, enthusiasm, and a simple desire for playful self-expression.
At 9:27 PM ET Mercury forms an opportunistic sextile aspect (60°) to Pluto. This suggests a profound and powerful intensity of communication and thought. Sextiles provide opportunities and open possibilities. Given that this is the closing sextile, it is not the time to build new patterns of thought. This is about releasing old patterns of thought.
This is a time to acknowledge a change in your thinking. It is not easy to admit when we have been wrong but there is a grand freedom when you are able to do so. Although it is clear that your thinking has changed, the new line of thinking is not yet clear. Clarity will begin when Mercury joins with Pluto to begin a new cycle on February 10, 2023, at 0 degrees Aquarius.
For now, pay attention to the power of your words, communications, and thinking. Ideas and concepts have the power to move life in entirely new directions. Keep in mind that Mercury’s impact as a transiting planet is brief. You can expect the influence to last for approximately 24 hours.
At 10:43 PM ET the Sun forms a flowing trine aspect (120°) to Neptune the planet of imagination, compassion, and dreams. You can expect the influence to last for approximately 24 hours. This offers a lovely sense of belonging to the entire family of humanity. Compassion can open your heart to others and loving connections flow easily. Inspiration softens rough edges, enables you to let go of attachments, and allows life and meaning to flow. This is a great time to take a retreat, even if it is very brief. Listen to music, read, write, and open a door for your imagination to flow The Sun’s impact as a transiting planet is relatively brief.
EXPAND TENDERNESS AND LOVE
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
The Moon continues through Leo today offering romance, play, and creativity. Step on the stage of your life with confidence. Show up with all that is special and unique about you expressed.
The fixed Fire sign, Leo is personal and self-oriented. When the Moon is here we seek a greater level of attention and drama. This is a day to shower your friends, loved ones, and yourself with warmth and generosity. Leo loves gifts! Don’t scrimp today, give with an open hand and open heart.
At 4:35 AM ET Venus, the plane of love and beauty forms a lovely trine aspect to Jupiter, the planet of expansion. This is a wonderful transit! Venus is in Scorpio and Jupiter is in Pisces (both Water signs). This suggests a flow of depth, emotional tenderness, and an expansion of powerful sensitivity. You may attract folks who support you, offer appreciation and love, and make you feel good. Social events will go smoothly, although one-on-one time with a loved one may prove to be even better. As long as you are with those who respect you, you can hardly go wrong under this influence. Venus’ impact as a transiting planet is brief. You can expect the influence to last for approximately 24 – 48 hours.
This evening may bring a passing influence of anxiety and stress as the Moon forms a square aspect to Uranus and an opposition to Saturn. This brings your attention back to some of the difficulties of the past few years and may leave you feeling pulled in opposing directions. Don’t get stuck there, this is an influence that will pass quickly. Don’t allow yourself to be sidetracked, remain focused on the expansion of love and connection.
VENUS ENTERS SAGITTARIUS – EXPERIENCES EXPAND LOVE
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
The Moon remains in expressive firey Leo throughout the day. This keeps the focus on expressing your unique self and gaining the appreciation and love of others. Don’t let petty or unimportant ego issues get in the way of self-expression. Enthusiasm and optimism are key to showing up authentically today.
At 9:26 AM ET, the Moon reaches her Last Quarter phase. This phase occurs each month, a week after the Full Moon. This is a time to realign, revise, re-envision, and begin the process of letting go of a process that began 3 weeks ago. It is time to begin completing and closing down the activities involved in this process. At this point, you are able to see what has and has not worked in our plans for this monthly cycle. Take responsibility for what you have created and begin to envision the dismantling of that process, project, or plan.
Venus, having been in Scorpio since October 23rd, enters Sagittarius in the wee hours of the morning. Venus is not comfortable in Scorpio (being a Mars-ruled sign). Sagittarius is not her ‘happy place’ but she is able to function much better here, where she will remain until December 9th. In Sagittarius Venus is able to be more expansive and optimistic in her approach to love, resources, and connections with others. Anticipate a desire for more spontaneity, humor, fun, and lightheartedness in your relationships. Do something with a partner or friend that will enable you to have new experiences and bring a new perspective. Plan a trip out of town. Go to museums, travel to foreign places, experience ethnic cuisines, or watch travel documentaries. During this time, spend your money on experiences rather than on tangible things.
Yesterday shortly before Venus entered Sagittarius she formed a trine aspect to Jupiter, today at 11:43 AM ET, Mercury forms the same transit. This suggests the ability to speak up about your most expansive wide-ranging ideas. You are more articulate than usual and will feel supported by others in your opinions and ideas. Go ahead and speak up! Mercurys’ impact as a transiting planet is brief. You can expect the influence to last for approximately 24 – 48 hours.
As this busy day winds down the Moon enters Virgo at 8:04 PM ET. Virgo is the Mutable Earth sign and our emotional attention turns to the importance of managing practical details. You may notice that you have not been managing them so well over the past few days and are determined to do better in the coming days.
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MERCURY ENTERS SAGITTARIUS – EXPERIENCES EXPAND THE MIND
Thursday, November 17, 2022
With the Moon now in Virgo, your emotions are soothed by practical efforts and positive change. Virgo sees potential in all things and wants to make the changes necessary to reach that potential. This is a time to analyze, refine, and perfect your own emotional state. Virgo is the mutable earth sign and is best known for its meticulous attention to detail.
When the Moon makes its monthly journey through Virgo pay attention to tangible reality and practical matters. You may find that cleaning, organizing, and making detailed lists and plans keep you calm and centered. You are driven to solve problems, help others, and make order out of chaos. You are likely to be aware of health issues and find yourself considering and implementing changes to your diet or exercise routine.
At 3:41 AM ET Mercury follows Venus into Sagittarius. The Sun will join them next week! Mercury is not terribly strong in Sagittarius. Sagittarius can get stuck in assumptions and doesn’t listen well, this can be problematic. This is a good time to express your opinions with a sense of humor and search for intellectual adventures. Allow yourself to explore other perspectives on philosophical, or moral issues. During this time you can increase optimism, humor, and awareness of other cultural considerations. Mercury remains in Sagittarius until December 6, 2022.
THE POWER OF INTEGRITY
Friday, November 18, 2022
The Moon remains in Virgo today. Tending to practical details will offer personal gratification and emotional satisfaction. This is a great time to get household chores or paperwork done, leaving you with a deep sense of accomplishment. Making the most of the Virgo Moon will help the entire monthly cycle progress smoothly. Make lists today and pin down future plans with others. It is not too early to align your schedule with your loved ones and get your holiday plans set and on the calendar.
At 4:37 PM ET the Sun forms a delightful sextile aspect to Pluto. We can think of sextile aspects (60°) as half of a trine aspect (120°). Consider the trine as a gift, the sextile as an opportunity.
The sextile between the Sun and Pluto offers an opportunity to make simple but powerful changes that will increase your impact on the world. You may have a very strong understanding today of what is right and where to put your attention. This is a time when you are able to see the power of your integrity and the convictions that you aspire to. Take a step in that direction today and you will reap the benefits over time.
This may also spark self-expression and creativity. Take action on what presents itself today.
Saturday, November 19, 2022
The Moon enters Libra at 5:58 AM ET and will remain here for several days. This presents us with a weekend that supports social gatherings and the creation of beauty and connections. When the Moon is in Libra your emotional needs are supported by the pleasure of your connection with others and the beauty of your environment.
Make those two things the focus of the weekend. Create beauty around you, and put bouquets of flowers where you will see them throughout the day. Surround your visual sphere with beauty and your heart will sing.
Bring flowers to a friend or partner for no reason other than love. Make an unexpected date with someone special. Focus your attention on showing up, being present, listening to, and connecting with the people by your side.
At 11:43 AM ET Mars forms a challenging square aspect to Neptune. Due to Mars’ current retrograde, this is the 2nd of three times this aspect will form. The first was on October 12 with Mars direct, now it forms with Mars retrograde, and it will form once more on March 14, 2023, with Mars direct once again.
The square between Mars and Neptune can bring intense discouragement and frustration. It may feel that something is blocking your path forward or that your drive and ambition have dissolved. You may feel that you do not have the strength or energy necessary for what you intended to accomplish. and this may leave you feeling confused about your direction forward.
It may feel as though everything is simply slipping through your fingers. The best way to manage this challenging transit is to accept exactly where you are. Release expectations and go easy on yourself and others. Rest more than usual and allow your imagination and intuition, rather than raw determination, to drive you.
REACH FOR A LARGER VISION
Sunday, November 20, 2022
The Moon remains in Libra today keeping your attention on connecting with and pleasing others. With the Moon in Libra, our desires turn to the creation of beauty in our environments and pleasure in our relationships.
In all our interactions we are better able to understand the perspectives of others. We long to create a sense of balance between ourselves and those close to us. During this time we see both sides of situations and issues that are being discussed. It can be difficult to take a stand or make a decision.
As always when the Moon is in Libra, make your home a beautiful place to be. Beauty will make your heart sing and settle any emotional anxiety.
At 11:06 PM ET, the Sun forms a delightful lovely flowing trine aspect to Jupiter. This is an aspect that occurs twice a year and is considered one of the most pleasant! Things simply feel good, it is easy to have a positive outlook and feel as though luck is in your favor. At the very least there will be an easing or lessening of any anxiety or strain of recent days. If you have problems that you are struggling with this is a time when your confidence and faith can be restored. This is a time when you are able to make significant progress toward the larger vision you have of your life. Express your philosophical ideas freely over the next day or two.