Week Ahead – Monday November 20th through Sunday November 26th

  • Posted on November 19, 2017 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope the day finds you all well. We have a busy start to the earlier part of the week, with an odd combo on Tuesday and Wednesday, giving us a more spaced out feeling on one hand and wanting to get work finished on the other. Today we have a challenging square between Mars and Pluto going on, bringing an energy that can feel a bit raw. Try to be gentle with yourself and others because this energy can see power struggles happening and people being more snappy than usual. Let’s see what this week has in store for us.
Monday brings us a sextile between Mars and the North Lunar Node, where it seems like opportunities just come our way. Some of you may notice that you feel more energetic, passionate or motivated than usual, which can make it easier to get moving on those projects and plans you’ve had on the back burner. Others may find that, if they take those steps and move their bodies towards what they want, the incentive and energy may propel you to keep going with it.
Tuesday has a lot going on starting with an early dawn Void of Course Moon that quickly shifts into Capricorn. With the Moon in Capricorn, we become aware of the need for structure and planning ahead. We also instinctively are aware of the limitations of time. We are motivated by a desire for success. Achievement and manifestation are most important to us now. We are resourceful and don’t want to waste time, energy, or resources. This can be a very sober influence–even a depressing one. However, it can also be a productive time when we look reality in the face. We also have the Sun moving into Sagittarius today so Happy Solar Return Sagittarians! In Sagittarius, our minds turn towards the future and all of its limitless possibilities. Sagittarius has the effect of bringing an optimistic energy to our lives and enthusiasm as we start to explore our current confines and step out of our comfort zones. Even stubborn Taurean’s will feel that adventurous pull towards doing something new and changing their tried and true routines. Venus is busy today too, joining Pluto in a sextile and making a challenging square with the North Lunar Node. The Venus/Pluto combo is a subtly powerful and uplifting time for romantic/sexual relationships because our sense of attraction is very strong. The focus is on those close, one to one relationships which means these can benefit from moving to a deeper level. The key is to creatively blend deep connections with balanced harmony. The Venus/North Node combo can make us start to notice that the people in our lives are not giving us the encouragement and support we need where fulfilling our life purpose is concerned. We could run into situations where someone who was giving us support suddenly backs away. Or we find that their actions interfere with what we are trying to do. This isn’t a very long transit, lasting only a few days. So the things we come across may not be major issues. But if something significant does rear its head at this time, it could be a sign that we have something that needs to be looked at more closely.
Wednesday is the day that Neptune turns direct after its long 5 month retrograde cycle. The forward shift of ethereal Neptune is a subtle but significant event. The dreams associated with this idealistic planet may begin to rise from within to be expressed externally. Keep in mind that for up to a week before and after this date, you might feel a bit dreamy, disconnected, depressed, sluggish or scatter-brained. Neptune energy tends to take us into an intuitive, non-rational place which can stir up feelings and issues that have been deep in our unconscious mind. This is a time when our dreams become more vivid and can give us the insight we need into any situations we have been struggling with.
Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the States, Happy Turkey Day! Today brings us a mid-morning Void of Course Moon, which then moves into social Aquarius later in the evening, which is nice for those family gatherings. When the Moon is in Aquarius it brings us feelings of openness with a sense of inner freedom. Our emotions become more alive and we feel we can express them more freely. What we can’t cope with are limitations being imposed upon us or pressure from others because our main focus is on our inner feelings of independence. We tend to have a sense of emotional coolness or detachment at the personal level, combined with an emphasis on idealism: such is the nature of the cycle we are now entering. We have a tendency to allow ourselves more freedom. It is the right mood for turning into group energy. It encourages a respect for each person, along with a cohesive awareness of the group as a whole. You can see your place in the bigger scheme of things. You can get an abstract take on how the different strands fit together. The Moon in Aquarius tunes us into the group psyche and soul.
Friday brings a challenging square between Mercury and Chiron, where our mental focus and perceptions feel a bit strained. We may find ourselves sitting on the fence an feeling unable to make choices and decisions. It may also be difficult to stay objective and balanced in our perspective and views, but by working with this we could find a new mental focus that gives us increased clarity. It may be tempting to sink into cynicism as a way to deal with what seems like a no-win situation. On the other hand, this transit could bring your mental perspective to a kind of “healing crisis” that forces you to get a better grip on the ideas, communication and frame of mind that have been problematic for you.
Saturday brings us a trine between mental Mercury and expansive Uranus. Under this transit, we can experience unusual ideas, flashes of insight and seeing unexpected possibilities. It’s much easier to be open-minded right now, especially about insights that have eluded us. Our ability to see beyond our normal horizon of perception can bring visionary brainwaves, “Aha!” moments, as well as a fun side to our sense of humour. You might be inspired to experiment with something new or do something out of character at this time. This is a great time to do some writing or other form of self-expression, especially if it’s spontaneous or involving technology.
Sunday sees an early morning Void of Course Moon that moves into mystical Pisces as our day begins. A Pisces Moon can bring about feelings of romance, heightened intuition, mystical and dreamy moods, and an interest in the unknown, religion and all that is magical. We tend to become softer, sentimental and more tender, speaking words of kindness and complimenting those we love. We also tend to have this deeper understanding of the hidden meaning of life, events and things, as well as a more intimate perception of beauty, art, poetry and music. On a negative side, it can be harder to deal with the harsher aspects of reality during these lunar days. We may escape with one more drink, or “check out” in front of the television. It’s easy to coast through the day when you’re dreamy or “lost.” It helps to have some creative focus, in order not to flounder in the sign of the Fishes. We also have a trine between Venus and Chiron bringing a great opportunity for healing and rebalancing, especially in the areas of relationships, finance, resources and values.

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