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Week Ahead – Monday November 27th through Sunday December 3rd

  • Posted on November 26, 2017 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We seem to be speeding towards the end of 2017, with December starting in a few short days. We’ve just got past the business of Thanksgiving and crazy black Friday sales. Today brings a quieter energy with the Moon moving into mystical Pisces, making it a gentler post-holiday day for us. So try to kick back and relax today, and let’s see what the coming week has in store for us!
 
Monday sees mental Mercury aligning with Saturn and the Galactic Center. Its a mixed bag of being able to think very clearly at times and then feeling some mental exhaustion at other times. So try to go a bit easier today. We can use mid-week to move at a faster pace when we have some fiery Aries energy in play.
 
Tuesday brings a short Void of Course Moon at Noon that will then shift into fiery Aries later in the afternoon. Here is where we get that physical boost we need to get things going. Some may actually feel this shift more than others. An Aries Moon tends to bring conflict more than most times, with emotional tensions growing, people becoming short-tempered and impulsive. Some may show a readiness and fearlessness to act in an extreme situation. Even the sweetest tempered person can become a bit mean under this moon. However, it becomes easier to shake old problem and the weight of tiresome responsibility. We want to free ourselves from everything that bothers us and makes our lives feel uneasy. This can be an emotionally cathartic few day. Instead of sidling up to a problem, you can attack it head-on. If you’ve been bottling up righteous anger, this Moon gives you the courage to let the truth fly. It brings out the “fight” in everybody. Getting into it with others is always risky, but it provokes change, and sometimes for the better. It’s a great time to have an opening for an art show, a business, or to sell your house. It supports you if you’ve got to be dynamic, for a job interview or on a date. You can go ahead and start that project or try to sell your idea to others. Quick short activities are favoured, rather than doing any tedious footwork. You can encourage a friend, work on self-promotion materials, or throw a party.
 
Wednesday is a quiet one for us in the skies and Thursday sees the Moon shift from active Aries into down to earth and comforting Taurus. When the Moon moves into Taurus, we feel the tension of the past few days start to drop away. People tend to become calmer and peaceful. We feel secure and stable. There is also this tendency for our thoughts and reactions to slow down, making us feel a bit slow in getting ourselves going. This is the best time for taking care of the home, running errands, restocking supplies and tending to routine maintenance. Its best to hold off on important business now, as well as the signing of contracts or important papers, because we may make mistakes due to a slowed down reaction and thinking process. This is a great time for tending to practical matters because we feel ready to roll up our sleeves and dig in!
 
Friday is the 1st day of December and starts of with loving Venus moving house and seeking adventure in Sagittarius. In Sagittarius, Venus focuses her passion on truth-seeking, philosophical exploration, a lust for knowledge, and spiritual intimacy. It’s a time for us to explore what the meaning of our close relationships are to us. This is also a time when we look for ways to increase our income or our spending so we need to be careful that we don’t overindulge. We also have an opposition between Mars and Uranus, which can bring unexpected surprises our way. It can also ramp up the level of nervous energy we feel, at times feeling pushed to the edge when we feel forced to stand our ground. Our energy can feel quite unpredictable and our moods can swing back and forth depending on what outside circumstances are going on that trigger any deeply buried feelings. More common amongst these feelings are anger, confidence and impulsive desires. It gives us the opportunity to discover new courage and to venture a bit more outside of our comfort zone. Some arguments can help to clear the air, allowing for situations to move past blockages.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday starts us off with an early morning Void of Course Moon that will be with us until the later evening when the Moon moves into Gemini. When the Moon is in Gemini we become active, feel stronger emotional sensitivity and a need for socializing. We also have the tendency to fall under influences that can lead to the danger of getting off course and making mistakes. We tend to buy things that we don’t really need, waste time with contacts that are futile and visit unnecessary places and events. Emotions may become amplified but shallow. We may easily meet new people now, however half of the contacts we make will later turn out to be empty. Some of us will try to do everything all at once, which later leaves us stuck with unfinished projects and ideas. We also have a trine between Jupiter and Neptune today. This transit brings a long-term process with an opportunity to integrate beauty, healing, spirituality, imagination and uplifting optimism. We may even see ourselves become so caught up in hope, optimism and euphoria that it’s easy to get a bit too carried away, causing us to leave realism behind. Although falling into fantasy and wishful thinking can make us more susceptible to illusion and deception, it can also bring healing inspiration and dedication when we most need it. So, this can be a time when we bring into clearer focus a new sense of faith (in terms of religious beliefs, or just faith in life and in ourselves).
 
Sunday is the day Mercury begins its Retrograde cycle in Sagittarius. For nearly a week before and a week after today, Mercury will be moving at a snail’s pace or pausing entirely. At this time we can experience confusion, intensity, frustration, lots of miscommunication or we may feel we are getting bogged down with any progress we were making. Mercury retrograde cycles make an ideal time for reflection, re-thinking, going over plans and tying up those loose ends before we get started on any new projects and ventures. Later in Mercury’s retrograde cycle, it is typical to receive new info and insights that we may not have been expected or be prepared for. And this can end up changing how we see situations, causing us to have to tweak plans here and there as we consider this new barrage of intel. This is why many astrologers advise not to make any permanent or final decisions during Mercury’s retrograde cycle, and even as far as two weeks after Mercury finally turns direct.
 
Today is also our Gemini Full Moon, also referred to as the Cold Moon. The Full Moon is the best time for doing work on letting go of the old and releasing the negative. Our basic instinct under a Gemini Moon is to communicate, think, and learn. So magical workings tend to be best for spell work involving travel, communication and personal connections. December is the month when winter truly begins in most of the Northern Hemisphere. Most of the ancient Full Moon names are related to the low temperatures and darkness of December. The most common name is the Cold Moon, while another is Long Night Moon. The Anglo-Saxon name was the Moon Before Yule, which is the ancient celebration around the winter solstice. The December Full Moon is also called Oak Moon, while a Celtic name was Wolf Moon. Today, however, this name is more common for the January Full Moon.
 
Lastly, we have a challenging square between the Sun and Neptune, a transit that can bring confusion our way with a bit of turmoil that can lead to self-doubt. We may find that objects, people, names, and directions get lost, forgotten, or misplaced. Our hopes, ideals, and wishful thinking tend to be inflated to the point of causing disillusionment and disappointments. In some cases, we may want a dream to happen so badly that we disconnect ourselves from any reality that seems to stand in our way. However, we may soon come to discover that the “obstacle” in question really had a positive purpose in the end. On a more spiritual level, this could be a time when we discover that our yearning for enlightenment isn’t so straightforward as we thought. However, the path can be just as valuable to us through discovering what “isn’t” the best path forward. There really is a tremendous opportunity for spiritual, creative, and healing to be discovered.

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