Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: November 12, 2018 through November 18, 2018

Moving forward has indeed been a challenge in recent months! In June 2018, Mars turned retrograde beginning a very long slog of personal planet retrogrades. Have you felt that you just couldn’t get the proper traction to move forward in multiple areas of your life? No surprise with all these retrogrades. The end is not here yet but it is within our sights.

The best news this week is that Venus (having been retrograde since October 5th) turns direct on Friday (at 25° Libra). If you have done your due diligence in looking inward regarding your personal values, relationships, and finances, you can anticipate beginning to slowly move forward on these issues.

The rather unfortunate news is that on the very same day, this Friday, Mercury turns retrograde! If you have learned to properly work with Mercury retrograde, this will not concern you, only alert you. This suggests that you need to slow down, there are plans that are not yet ready for implementation. What needs to be reconsidered and talked about before moving forward? What communications and projects still need to be revisited and worked through carefully and with full awareness? Take your time. In three weeks, on December 6th, Mercury will turn direct and all systems (personal planets) indicate forward motion.

As always, remember to wrap things up before Mercury turns retrograde. Wrap up holiday plans, sign any documents or agreements that need to be done, and back up all data on your computer. During the retrograde, do not start new projects. Complete what has been left undone.

Remember to celebrate Venus’ direct motion. Take your partner or a loved one out to dinner, enjoy a museum or a concert. Love and finances are ready to shift and change in a forward direction.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT:

ASTROLORE is preparing to implement a rate hike for new clients following Venus’ retrograde in mid-November. If you have met with me in the past, you will continue at the current rate.  If you would like to join those grand-parented in at the current rate, please make your appointment today! As always, contact me if you have questions or concerns

 

 

BUILD FOCUS AND INTEGRITY

Monday, November 12, 2018:

With the Moon in Capricorn on Monday, you can expect a serious day when you won’t be interested in dealing with trivial issues. You may be most comfortable working on your own. Focus on serious work that has long-term repercussions. Plan for the upcoming Mercury retrograde.

Early afternoon, when the Moon tangles with Pluto, you may struggle with intense overwhelm. Take a break and go for a walk. It is only a Moon transit and will pass before you know it. Ease your mind and take a break.

Remember that there are days you need to dream, days you need to play, and days you need to work. This is a day for work. If you are drifting or wasting your gifts, now is the time to get clarity on what needs to happen to change your course. You can make a decision now. One simple step can start a new direction.

 

BREAK FREE

Tuesday, November 13, 2018:

You may experience some anxiety and stress early in the day as the serious Capricorn Moon has a difficult conversation with anxious Uranus. Your emotions may feel unsettled and unmoored. This will not last and when the Moon enters Aquarius at 10:46 AM EDT you are ready for social interactions.

Engaging with others will open your mind to more unusual thoughts and activities that may surprise, worry, or delight you.  Allow the more rebellious and spontaneous parts of your nature to emerge. Break out of routines and unhealthy stuck patterns that hold you back. You can break bad habits most easily under the influence of the objective Aquarius Moon. Break free.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* for a very brief period of time between 10:14 AM EDT and 10:46 PM EDT when she interesting Aquarius. While the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

LIVE AND LET LIVE

Wednesday, November 14, 2018:

The Moon is in innovative, unconventional Aquarius on Wednesday. Make it a point to seek out people you don’t generally engage with. We all tend to spend time with people who look, behave, and live much as we do. Break out of that mold.

How can we possibly develop compassion and understanding for folks who think in ways we do not understand? How can we learn to understand folks we do not engage with? Seek out people of a different race, sexuality, gender identification, age group, nationality, political affiliation (yes, even that). Listen. Learn to love those who do not live like you. We are all human and we all have valid reasons for our proclivities, beliefs, and values.

When the Moon is in Aquarius, you can maintain objectivity enough to begin the process of understanding. You don’t have to look very far to see how desperately we need to learn this lesson of acceptance and understanding. Live and let live.

 

MARS BECOMES OUR SPIRITUAL WARRIOR

Thursday, November 15, 2018:

There is a lot of astrological activity on Thursday. The day begins with some excitement or anxiety as assertive Mars has a friendly conversation with unconventional Uranus. You may feel a strong and impulsive need to let go of something that began in February 2017.  Something that feels stuck may easily release. If you feel depressed, consider what you know you need to do but are avoiding. You may be able to avoid it now but you will be pushed more firmly in that direction in mid-February 2019.

This all relates to a cycle of developing personal freedom and truly becoming the most unique expression of your individual self. You can choose to make a big change this week when it will come more easily, or wait until February.

At 5:20 PM EDT, Mars leaves Aquarius behind to enter Pisces. Since March when Mars entered Capricorn, there has been a general sense that we have been trying to move ahead with the breaks on. Now, as he moves into Pisces he is ready to move more easily.

Mars is the planet of action and conquest. Pisces is the sign of deep mystical understanding. Let’s consider Mars in Pisces as the spiritual warrior. You may feel driven to develop a deeper understanding of compassion and empathy. This is a great placement for artists as your imagination will be activated and you will want to take action on what you imagine. Maintaining focus may be challenging but engage that compassion and inspiration and you will find your way.

One more thing! The Moon reaches its First Quarter Phase asking that you take action on whatever you began at the New Moon last Wednesday. The Moon then enters Pisces shortly before midnight.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* for a very brief period of time between 10:59 PM EDT and 11:42 PM EDT when she enters Pisces. While the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

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MOVING FORWARD-LOOKING BACK

Friday, November 16, 2018:

Early on Friday morning, Venus turns direct in Libra. Since October 5th, we have all turned inward to understand our most personal values in the area of love and finance. Now, as you move forward you can expect your relationships and finances to move forward more easily as well.

Over the coming weeks, you will be able to make necessary changes to improve these areas of your life. Consider what you have learned since early October and you should be able to understand the adjustments needed. Venus wants to build harmony and balance in Libra, now she will be able to do just that.

The cosmic joke comes with Mercury turning retrograde on the same day that Venus turns direct.  A sense of humor is helpful!

If you have followed me for a long time you probably are fairly comfortable with this common retrograde. Mercury does a three week retrograde three times a year.

4 Simple Steps to get Mercury Retrograde to Work for You!

  • Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  • Get a notebook and a pen – Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed in the past few months
  • Get to work! Accomplish what is on this list! Only what is on this list
  • Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs!

Learning to enjoy and work with the retrograde cycles of the personal planets is one of the greatest ways that understanding astrology can support your everyday life. This is such a great time to catch up on tasks and projects that have been left undone. If you stick with the program you will find yourself more productive than ever!

 

GO WITH THE FLOW

Saturday, November 17, 2018:

The Moon moves through dreamy Pisces on Saturday, offering a mixed blessing. If you were hoping to accomplish specific things that require determination or fortitude, you will find yourself in an unhappy struggle. If, however, you are an artist, a dreamer, or a poet at heart, you will welcome a weekend day in this gentle, emotional space.

While the Moon is in Pisces, you may feel softer, more adaptable, sensitive, and more vulnerable than usual. As you deal with others, remember that underneath the mask each person wears is a deeply vulnerable soul looking for love and compassion.

You may find that you are drawn to water, poetry, or music. Compassion, intuition, and imagination are more easily than usual tapped into. Enjoy a movie, a glass of wine, or time on your meditation cushion. The Pisces Moon will help you to go with the flow if you let it.

 

DIRECT PASSIONATE EXCHANGE

Sunday, November 18, 2018:

You can expect the early morning on Sunday to continue the theme from Saturday of sensitivity and dreaminess courtesy of the Pisces Moon. Enjoy it while it lasts!

The Moon enters assertive, action-oriented Aries at 10:56 AM EDT, putting aside all that watery sensitivity. The rest of Sunday you may find that you are more concerned with yourself than with others. This is necessary and not in any way a bad thing. We certainly don’t want to be selfish but we clearly need to turn our attention to our own needs on occasion.

With the Moon in Aries, you are inclined toward individual acts of courage and daring. You may be tempted to do something you normally would shy away from. Go for courageousness without sacrificing at least a bit of caution.

When the Moon is in Aries, it is time to take on a challenge, be competitive, take a risk, or prove something to yourself. This is not a time for empathy or romance, better to go for a direct passionate exchange.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* from 3:04 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 10:56 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…” ~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach, 1980.

 

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* In these 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 its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.

* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: November 5, 2018 through November 11, 2018

 

 

The exciting news of this week is the ingress of Jupiter into Sagittarius on Thursday morning.

Last year (October 2017), Jupiter’s entrance into the intense, dark waters of Scorpio marked the time when the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal broke. We have spent much time deliberating and expanding our understanding of the darker side of sexuality and sexual assault over this past year, appropriate for Jupiter’s time in Scorpio, the sign where we dig deeply into issues of sexual manipulation and the need to rise above our darkest impulses.

Jupiter expands our awareness and broadens our scope of understanding. With Jupiter now entering Sagittarius, a new area of heightened awareness will open. Sagittarius brings us to thoughts of different worldviews. We hold a worldview that is not the same as others. It is time to look outside our narrow view.

This year will expand our attention on what is not familiar. We will look and learn through other’s philosophies and cultural differences. When Jupiter is in Sagittarius, we consider the importance of freedom and understanding for those differences. We seek wisdom. Our worldview is asked to expand and broaden. I am hopeful.

Jupiter rules Sagittarius and Jupiter is very happy to be back in its home sign where it will remain for approximately a year. During this time, you can expect more and even BIGGER conversations about those who travel and live lives different from our own.

Look to the house that holds Sagittarius in your personal horoscope to understand more specifically where this expansion occurs in your life. (Check out my offerings on Patreon for more help in consistently being able to track these movements in your life).

Jupiter follows a 12-year cycle, if you consider what began to expand in the Fall of 2006, you may have some hints on what area of your life is being revisited for a new level of expansion.

There is something out there. Astrology is like a game of chess with an invisible partner. We set out the board and the rules, make a move, and then find that the pieces are moving, as if by an invisible hand.” ~ Noel Tyl

Announcement:  ASTROLORE is preparing to implement a rate hike for new clients following Venus’ retrograde in mid-November. If you have met with me in the past, you will continue at the current rate.  If you would like to join those grand-parented in at the current rate, please make your appointment today! As always, contact me if you have questions or concerns.

 

GRACE AND BEAUTY

Monday, November 5, 2018:

The week begins with the Moon in relationship-oriented Libra. You will likely begin the day with a strong desire to please others, engage in social niceties, and create beauty and harmony.

It sounds lovely and it is. However, you can expect a challenge in the form of someone or something pushing against your efforts in the early afternoon with a square from the Moon to Pluto at 12:56 PM EDT.

Commit yourself to let that challenge go without engaging it with anger and defensiveness. As the day moves on, you will regain balance and work toward fairness and pleasure in all your interactions.

Sometimes, it is challenging to make a definitive decision when the Moon is in Libra, but perhaps you don’t need to. Keep the day simple. Bring beauty into your life. Visit a museum, go to an art show, paint a picture, or engage with a crafty project. Bring grace and decorum to all that you do.

Due to an early morning trine between the Scorpio Sun and Neptune, don’t be surprised by an overriding sense of dreaminess, lack of clarity, or heightened imagination, particularly as the day proceeds.

 

ASSERT YOURSELF WITHOUT ANGER OR AGGRESSION

Tuesday, November 6, 2018:

Early Tuesday morning, the all-powerful Sun (in deeply contemplative Scorpio) forms a flowing trine to dreamy Neptune. This offers an open awareness of spiritual compassion and inspiration. Find time on Tuesday to sing, write a poem, or take a nap.

The Moon joins the Sun in mysterious Scorpio just after 8:00 AM EDT, deepening your emotional depth. You are unlikely to be satisfied with surface interactions.

Since Uranus entered Taurus in mid-May, the earth has been working to show each of us where we need to wake up regarding our bodies and our planet. Now, for a few months (until early March) Uranus retrogrades back into Aries once again. There is some message regarding your ability to assert and stand up for yourself that you have been working on since 2011 that offers you another chance to understand and get it right.

What house does Aries hold in your chart? It is in that area that you have a bit more learning to do regarding standing up for yourself without destroying the other person in the process.

You will see may folks get it wrong on Tuesday and in the coming days as they rush to anger and aggression, trying to control others with their sense of entitlement and power. Don’t forget to vote.

The Libra Moon is VOC* from 3:18 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 8:02 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

SCORPIO NEW MOON – PLANT A SEED OF DEEP REFLECTION

Wednesday, November 7, 2018:

We wake at the darkest point of the Lunar Phase on Wednesday. At the New Moon, the Moon joins with the Sun, making herself invisible as the Sun’s rays overtake her. Cultivate awareness of the significance of how you manage yourself and what seeds you plant at the New Moon. With the Moon in Scorpio, the seed you plant is one of deep emotional significance. You are willing to look deeper than usual and take an emotional risk.

When the Moon is in Scorpio, you may be more aware of those things that you generally keep out of sight and all the things that polite society would rather you kept hidden under a rug. However, Scorpio suggests the importance of bringing what is hidden into the light, to be excavated, and to be brought forth for healing. Tell your own secret or hold one close to your heart for a friend.

New Moon ritual

Late Wednesday or anytime on Thursday, plan and implement your New Moon ritual. Keep it simple. First, take a moment to write down what changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the coming month and up to the next 6 months.

For this Scorpio New Moon, set an intention regarding deep introspection, passion, and emotional transformation. Perhaps, this intention involves taking on a new lover or deepening a passionate connection with a current lover, perhaps, it involves delving deeply into your own hidden, compulsive secrets. You could plant this powerful seed by starting a journal to work deeply on self-reflection.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 15° Scorpio, it will help you clarify where this issue is coming from. For example, if Scorpio is in your 1st house, set an intention for coming to understand some hidden issues in your personality; in the 4th house, set an intention to transformation and intensity into your home/ family; in the 7th, the intention may be for more passion in your partnership; in the 10th, you may plant a seed to uncover secrets in your work world or expose some hidden aspects of your reputation.

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that needs to grow through depth, introspection, and the exploration of hidden powers.

Have two candles available for the ritual; light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are in this moment. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle. When you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are choosing to create as you bring the two candles closer together. Do this each day and at the Full Moon in two weeks, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Scorpio New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of deep empowerment and transformation. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

Are you passionate about astrology but unsure how to begin your studies? Do you know just enough about astrology to realize how much you DON’T know? Do you have a deep understanding of astrology but don’t know how to have a meaningful conversation with a client? Are you ready to take yourself seriously as an astrologer and make a living helping others with your passion?

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EXPAND YOUR VIEW

Thursday, November 8, 2018:

The most significant point of the entire month of November happens on Thursday at 7:38 AM EDT, as Jupiter, the planet of expansion, idealism, and wisdom enters its home sign of Sagittarius. Jupiter and Sagittarius have much in common and Jupiter is thrilled to be in this, its happy place. Jupiter will remain in Sagittarius for a year bringing opportunity and expansion to the area of your life (house) that holds Sagittarius.

Jupiter expands our awareness and broadens our scope of understanding. Over the course of the coming year, your understanding of how others experience the world will broaden and expand. This is a hopeful shift for us all.

At 2:00 PM EDT, the Moon follows Jupiter into Sagittarius. The downside of this doubling down in Sagittarius may be the tendency (the day after these contentious midterm elections) to get stuck in our belief that our view of the world is the RIGHT view. Remember, the positive side of Sagittarius is to open to see the full view, to understand the beliefs of others who think differently than we do. We all see the world from a different perspective. Do your best to be respectful of others. Consciously cultivate understanding, humor, and wisdom over the coming days.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* from 5:42 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 2:00 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.


SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

Friday, November 9, 2018:

Friday brings us to a trine aspect between Venus (still retrograde) and Mars. Given that both Venus and Mars are in Air signs, I suspect there is a conversation that may come more easily on Friday than you may have anticipated.

Venus has been retrograde for more than a month now and we have all contemplated our values in relationships at a deep level. Something that you have learned is ready to be shared. Perhaps, it will be in conversation or perhaps you could write a story that deepens your understanding of the process that Venus retrograde is still moving you through.

The Sagittarius Moon offers wisdom and a wider viewpoint. This may be a great evening to let loose and have fun. Let go of all the deep contemplations of the past few days, and kick up your heels. Prepare for a weekend road trip, explore someplace new, go dancing, play, have fun!

 

SEEK UNDERSTANDING, HUMOR, JOY & WISDOM

Saturday, November 10, 2018:

Welcome to a happy weekend! Plan a road trip or a party. This is a good time to get away and see different sights or engage with folks that will expand your thinking and view of the world. The Moon is in explorative Sagittarius making wonderful aspects to loving Venus, assertive Mars, and exciting Uranus. Spend the weekend expanding your vision, seeking wisdom, and looking for a good time!

Don’t let yourself get stuck in your own opinions or beliefs; remember to keep an open mind and learn from folks who think differently than you do! Consciously cultivate understanding, humor, and wisdom.

There is no need for deep contemplations or difficulties, let it all go! Kick up your heels, go dancing, and have fun!

At 10:55 PM EDT, the Moon enters Capricorn bringing a more serious day on Sunday.

 

A RELEASE POINT; LETTING GO

Sunday, November 11, 2018:

When you start the day on Sunday, you will notice a much more serious vibe as the Moon is now in authoritative, hardworking Capricorn. Sunday is a day to spend alone working on goals and ambitious projects. Get serious about the work that you want to accomplish. Put a stake in the ground and determine the direction that will bring you where you need to go.

When the Moon is in Capricorn, we are reminded that our lives and actions have consequences and we have important goals to pay attention to and things to accomplish.

Sunday is not a day for dreaming or playing, it is a day to contemplate significant life issues. If you are drifting or wasting your gifts, now is the time to get clarity on what needs to happen to change your course. Consider the importance of working with clear integrity to attain mastery of whatever is your calling. If you do not have a calling or don’t know what it is, make a serious practice of curiosity. Explore until you find what makes your soul sing.

The second week of January 2018, the Sun joined with Pluto beginning a cycle of understanding a deep cultural or personal shadow. Now, with the Sun sextile Pluto, is a point of release as you explore the darkness you are letting go of and what might present itself at the next cycle in January 2019. Something releases now with ease as you explore the future.

 

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* In these 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 its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.

* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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