Week of November 18 – November 24, 2013
It is a pleasure to see a week with so little to report; a relatively uneventful week is a welcome time, indeed. *
It is a good idea to consider whatever situation threw you a curve-ball between Wednesday and Friday of last week. You know the issue I am talking about. It had something to do with money, love, jealousy, feelings of entitlement, and possibly rage. If you were following my posts I hope that you were able to work with that issue in a manner that pulled you out of some old habitual patterns! What did you learn from that situation? How did you manage it?
Whatever that situation; it has landed you on the first tentative steps of a new path regarding love, money, and resources. This cycle will play out fully between now and December 20, 2014. The more consciousness you bring to the beginning of this cycle the more joy you will find in the results that will be clearly visible by the final week of July 2014.
Monday, November 18, 2013:
The week begins with a great deal of curiosity and awareness of how much we would like to accomplish! You may feel easily overwhelmed with the variety of thoughts, projects, and activities calling for your attention. Monday could well be a day when focus is difficult to achieve. The MOON IN GEMINI can scatter and destabilize our energy.
There is no end to the thoughts and ideas that seem shiny and new! We are curious to see the possibilities that the week holds. Monday is a great day for intellectual pursuits, social interactions, and communications of all sorts. Also a good day to get a variety of errands accomplished. Get up and get busy early. There is much to do!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013:
The MOON remains in GEMINI throughout Tuesday keeping our minds busily engaged in curiosity, communication, and gathering information. Along with all this mental energy, our physical energy is being amped up considerably as well. MARS, the planet of assertive action, forms a lovely SEXTILE to JUPITER, the planet of expansion, generosity, and optimism.
Our political or religious convictions can be easily aroused during this influence. We have great enthusiasm to expound our beliefs. We need space to grow and have little patience for anyone who may try to restrict us or our convictions. At 11AM EST the MOON makes her final aspect (SQUARE MARS) while in GEMINI. The energy of assertiveness or self righteous anger will hold sway throughout the duration of the VOC Moon which will last for the rest of the day.
MERCURY CONJUNCTS the NORTH NODE in SCORPIO on Tuesday as well. If you meet anyone (within a 2day window) take note. If that person immediately draws you into intense conversation, take double note. Perhaps this person has something deeply significant to teach you. Be available (with a degree of caution, Scorpio after all) to exchange contact information. This could prove to be an important connection.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013:
MOON ENTERS CANCER 6:23 AM EST
It is a relief to notice that the anxiety of our minds settle down on Wednesday morning. Our curiosity takes a detour as we notice ourselves more engaging in matters of the heart.
Our minds settle down, and then deepen considerably, as our hearts open. This is a day when we may shed tears in situations that we would not expect to; we are not necessarily sad just an outpouring of emotion and the swelling of our hearts. The chatter of our minds over the past few days is settled and we are pulled into a very deep emotional space.
This evening MERCURY (Scorpio) SEXTILE PLUTO (Capricorn) (9:08PM EST) offering us the opportunity to look into some of the deepest corners of our heart/mind. There are old issues that are ready to release. Go deep today. This is an opportunity for healing.
Thursday, November 21, 2013:
MOON IN CANCER tangles with the Uranus Pluto Square.
In this generally easy flowing week, today is the day that could catch you in tangles of emotion, power struggles, and unintended sudden outbursts. Pay attention, and do your best, to divert outward expression of anxiety and aggravation. We are highly attuned to emotion; perhaps to the detriment of what may be the more important issues to contend with today.
We may feel deeply in need of security, safety, and emotional warmth even as we are clearly aware of the reality of the changes that are coming. Take a deep breath; this is a fleeting influence. It does not require the impact it will have on us if we allow ourselves to get caught up in the story line of how we have been wronged. Don’t play into that game. Give the issue time to transform itself as you simply observe. If you try to force things to fit your own agenda you will be swept or plunged into unhappy places! Go with the flow; observe what happens around you without being pulled into the drama.
SUN ENTERS SAGITTARIUS @ 10:47PM EST
This brings a huge shift to our upcoming days! We leave the darkness, the mystery, and emotional intensity of Scorpio behind as we enter the world of Sagittarius. After the past month of looking inward it is now time to expand our vision, increase our understanding, and explore higher realms of wisdom.
It is time to gain a sense of humor and a sense of the absurdity of our wild lives! This is a time to develop new freedoms, new opinions, and new expansive ideas!
Friday, November 22, 2013:
Friday begins with the MOON still in the realm of sensitive, protective CANCER. Get up early; prepare breakfast for your family, take the time to sit together before heading to work this morning. Sharing food will do far more than simply feeding the body.
The simple act of sharing (or providing) a warm breakfast will build bridges between people’s hearts. Okay, so that may not be reasonable! Try this: make sure everyone has a warm muffin (or other comfort food) with them as they leave the house!
At 2:12AM EST The Moon goes VOC following her final aspect in Cancer; a SEXTILE to MARS. The final aspect the Moon makes before going VOC impacts the entire VOC period. You may notice a pronounced sensitivity to discord and a protective instinct that is easily, quickly, and fiercely aroused.
The MOON will remain in VOC in CANCER until 6:57PM EST. At that time she will enter LEO, just in time for enjoyment of Friday night festivities! A great evening to get out with friends for creative and fun times. We step into a far more extroverted space. We want to be seen and appreciated. Plan for a wonderfully fun evening!
Saturday, November 23, 2013:
It would be hard to imagine better astrological weather for a Saturday in late November! The SUN is in SAGITTARIUS, the expansive sign of exploration and optimism. The MOON IS IN LEO, reflecting upon us the energy of playfulness, generosity, and an open heart.
Bringing Sagittarius and Leo together is the perfect prescription for a day of fun and exploration. Whatever your plans are for the day, expand upon them. If you have a destination in mind or a task that needs to be done, make sure you leave space and time to extend outward from there. Take a chance, go somewhere new and unexpected. Make a little drive into an adventure! Make that little task into an expansive project of larger proportions, get creative!
VENUS’ SEXTILE to SATURN at 1:45PM EST adds some stability and practicality to the day. Beauty, love, and money are managed with reality in mind. We are offered an opportunity to stabilize the things and people we hold most dear. This is a day to build deep and lasting value.
Sunday, November 24, 2013:
The MOON will be VOC in LEO all day on Sunday. Take it easy. If there are children in your life, spend the day with no other expectations than to enjoy playing with them!
Or spend the day with a new (or long time) lover with no distractions. This is a day to generously express love, creativity, and playfulness with no expectations, no demands; there is nothing that needs to be accomplished! Put your ambitions aside, attempting to fulfill them will bring frustration and unnecessary aggravation.
Just as the day begins SUN SQUARES NEPTUNE, accentuating the sense of ‘nothing to be accomplished’! There is a wistful quality about this day. We long for life to be more ideal, more glamorous, we dream of escaping the harsh realities of our lives. Engage you imagination, inspiration, and whimsy. Find your own path to intangible mystical depths. Get lost in music, creativity, poetry, meditation, prayer. Avoid the easy escape of drugs and alcohol.
Exercise compassion: go somewhere that people gather, observe your judgments of others. As you see judgment arise consider: “s/he wants to be happy, just like me”, “s/he does not want to suffer, just like me”. We are all so intimately connected. This is a day to work on understanding that connection.
* In my weekly reports I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to it’s VOC time, as that aspect holds it’s influence throughout the VOC*
The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
*VOC (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.