Morning Star: Astrology for the week of November 15 to November 21, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015
This morning we wake up to the Capricorn Moon creating a softening sextile to Neptune (who is stationed to turn direct, intensified!) in Pisces (8:27 AM). The Moon also makes a somewhat uncomfortable square to Venus in Libra this morning (9:34 AM). It doesn't appear as if many will be inclined to jump out of bed and dive into their household chores, today. We are more likely to linger in slumber, emotional hangovers or grief.

As we traverse further into this day, the mood deepens and intensifies. There could, surely, be grief, remorse and heavy weights on many hearts and shoulders as the Moon finds Pluto by conjunction at 8:39 PM. Many will be inclined toward efforts of control. Control of their environment. Control of their emotions. Control of what everyone else does or feels in regard to whatever. That happens sometimes when chaos occurs. Please. Nurse and care for your emotions in a way that feels best to you. Please. Don't dictate to someone who, what and how they should mourn or not. Please. Do not belittle someone for how they feel or try to dictate to them how they should feel. Remember the stages of grief are Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. Know that folks will likely be in various stages. Let people work through from where they are. Sometimes a silent witness...someone who is willing to just listen to how someone feels in their moment of the best help for someone plunging these deep waters. You don't have to agree or disagree. Just be present, if you can, and provide a safe space for folks to discuss their feelings. That space you create could allow someone to heal a bit and come to ground on their own. That being said, if you need to create this kind of space just for yourself, if that is all you have the strength to do; then, I greatly encourage you to do so. Just don't waste your time or energy picking apart someone for how they feel; because, basically that is none of your business.

Overnight, the Moon finds Chiron (2:50 AM) by sextile and Uranus by square (3:11 AM). In the early morning, she finds Jupiter (6:47 AM) by trine. Triggers tripped and sore fresh wounds can cause some to react impulsively. Those impulsive reactions will likely make morning headlines. Do not allow the actions of others (Mars in Libra) to dictate how you respond to a situation. The world is hurting right now. Do not mirror (Mars in Libra) the actions that you observe which can only make the hurting worse. Search for your own answers, in your own way.
If you want to do something to help, and many will especially under Jupiter in Virgo, but you don't know what to do...prayer has never hurt a situation. Neither has being supportive. Look for the real issues at hand. Don't just swallow what is being delivered to you. Come to your own conclusions in your own time while allowing others to do the same. Even though I publish information on Facebook and the Internet, I strongly advise withdrawing from these entities for awhile to find your personal point of center.

The Moon is waxing. This means emotions are building. Frequent periods of re-centering and effectively dealing with these growing emotions (instead of ignoring them) is of great importance on a personal and collective level during these days.

Monday, November 16, 2015
This morning we wake up to the solid Earth trine between the Moon in Capricorn and Jupiter in Virgo. The meat of the day is spent by most as a collaborative and information seeking mission. Most opinions delivered are strong and rooted deeply. Extreme measures are being evaluated. Don't forget the middle ground. The Moon finds Mercury in Scorpio by sextile at 3:00 PM. Then, she finds the Sun in Scorpio by sextile at 3:54 PM before reaching Void status. Question everything you hear and read. Again, look for the real issues not what you are told is at issue. Know that folks may be a little skittish and even a bit paranoid today. Lean in to your sources of true support.

The Moon remains Void until entering Aquarius at 2:26 AM on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
This morning we wake up to a mood of social consciousness and perhaps a bit of detachment from our personal emotions. We need our friends and supportive social interaction. The Moon entered Aquarius at 2:26 AM. As grief begins to wane, we are called to pulled together collectively.
This “come together” vibe continues as the Moon finds Mars in Libra by trine at 7:24 AM. Plus, many a mind is buzzing as Mercury in Scorpio finds the Sun by conjunction at 9:53 AM. All that has been revealed in regard to information is currently being incorporated into our collective psyche. Still yet, much of that information is incorporated in quiet. Scorpio is not the type to shout information from the rooftops. It's mainly held close to our chests and shared only in circles we have deemed secure and trustworthy. Either way, this is a deep and personal rectification of information the incorporation of which has the potential to change everything on an individual level. Priorities are reset. Trust is strengthened or taken away. We come to a point where we realize who we can work with and who we cannot. It is likely to be a windy day. I wouldn't be surprised if there were several severe storms across the world.

Emotions do have a chance to stabilize and come to ground due a sextile from the Moon to her traditional ruler, Saturn (currently in Sagittarius), just after midday (1:12 PM). From here, the Moon waxes into airy trine with Venus in Libra at 9:00 PM. Touch base with the folks you care about. Get your feet underneath you. Collaborate with others who have similar values (Moon trine Venus) and come together to try to create a solid plan (Moon sextile Saturn) for the future. Show appreciation and gratitude where you can. Hold yourself accountable for the ripples you send out in the world. Yes, how you feel and what you “publish” do bear importance. Keep that in mind as you continue through this day. Remember our priority should include the “needs of the many” not just the “needs of a few.” We are being called to be smarter, more wise, more encompassing, more aware of what kind of impact we make on the world and within our personal relationships. Also, remember you have to get things “right” with you before you can do anything to effectively help a situation. Inside job first. Then, reach out to help others.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
This morning, Neptune changes direction. He is still quivering a bit since he does move rather slowly. However, he officially turns direct at 7:33 AM. Don't underestimate this movement. Neptune switching direction often packs a punch. Rarely, though, are we expecting it. It just kind of sneaks up on us.
Our Moon is still lingering in socially conscious Aquarius and waxes into sextile with it's modern ruler, Uranus in Aries, at 8:56 AM. Folks are likely gathering and exchanging ideas rapidly under this sky.
As the day moves forward, the tension of a waxing First Quarter Moon develops. In this lunar movement our Aquarian socially conscious emotional body meets with the Sun in the depths of Scorpio at 26 degrees and 36 minutes. This is not a light and gentle battle. As a matter of fact, in a way, it echoes the Uranus/Pluto squares of our most recent past which were anything but light, gentle or comfortable. The battle between “how we've always done things” and “how we can change our responses in an effort to improve” continues. This is NOT a good day to be trying to boss folks around. Aquarius nor Scorpio respond well to this. Plus, they are both fixed signs which could indicate a deadlock of disagreement on some issues. Social pressure is on hardcore. Be strong enough to not be a lemming. Don't just follow the crowd that has the greatest number. As a matter of fact, I recommend taking efforts to change into your own hands. I'm not talking vigilante efforts here. Though, we may see some of that. I'm speaking of fostering a new awareness for yourself while incorporating this awareness deeply into your core. Then, walk the proverbial shit out of it. No verbiage required. Just doing. Walking the change.

The Sabian for the Moon at 27 Aquarius: Amid rare books, an old pottery bowl holds fresh violets. Reality of spiritual or esthetic values, linking generations of seeks for the highest. Addition or commitment to value.

The Sabian for the Sun at 27 Scorpio: A military band, flashy and noisy marches on pompously. Desire to impress upon others the glory of one's social eminence. Materialization of normally subjective values. Show.

This hardcore and tension riddled First Quarter Moon perfects at 1:28 AM.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
The tension brought forth from last night's First Quarter Moon continues as Aquarius and Scorpio energy stay locked in battle due a subsequent square from the Moon in Aquarius to Mercury in Scorpio. I can hear Jack Nicholson staunchly delivering his speech from a Few Good Men. “You can't handle the truth.” In some instances, this will be so. The truth that IS delivered under this sky will certainly ring bells for many and echo for some time. After the perfection of the lunar square to Mercury, the Moon is Void until entering Pisces at 7:22 AM. Yes, Pisces. Tears, heightened emotions and extreme sensitivity follows this battle between Scorpio and Aquarius.

At 6:09 PM reality faces off with the elusive ideal. Acceptance is forcefully fed to us. What is real cannot be denied. This is a very sobering and quite potentially depressing aspect. No fun. No fluff. No escape. That well of undeniability only gets deeper from here as we waffle and wane between what is solid and true and what is vapor. At times, it will be hard to tell the difference.
At 7:27 PM the Moon finds Neptune by conjunction. The wall of reality knocks us back into emotionality. That emotionality begins seeping from our pores and most certainly makes many eyes leak. Again, we are uber sensitive. Find a quiet place and keep your boundaries up. In general, this is likely a pretty tough day for most...with the exception of those who can effectively deal with Saturn and Neptune in harsh mixture. Use your physical body as a porous and filtering structure. Allow negativity and swamping emotions to flow through you without any effort to hold on to them. Filter what you expose yourself to. Be a conscientious warden of your own perspective. Be cognizant of the truth found in your emotional body.

Friday, November 20, 2015
This morning our emotional body finds tremendous support from a lunar sextile to Pluto at 6:55 AM. There is a feeling of resolve fostered here. And it's likely we will need it since the Moon also finds Chiron by conjunction later today (12:22 PM).
Then, tongues and minds are unleashed with ferocity as Mercury enters Sagittarius at 2:44 PM. There will be folks standing on their soap boxes proclaiming to have all the answers. Yet, the truth and the answers are found within quietly acquired wisdom. The truth doesn't get stronger when you scream it. I encourage you to be mindful of what you say. Mercury is on his way to a conjunction with Saturn. What falls out of your mouth today could meet with harsh judgment in the days to come. Be reticent and wise in your speech. We are all searching for answers and truth. NO ONE has the answers all tied up with a pretty bow. Folks who say they do are only trying to regain a sense of control in times when everything feels uncertain, unsteady and somewhat scary. That is an ineffective coping mechanism.
Emotions meet with expansion as the Moon opposes Jupiter at 5:07 PM. For better or worse, where we stand emotionally falls under a spotlight, bakes and grows.

That being said, used effectively the higher vibration of Virgo holds the answers that Pisces needs. Virgo offers a chance to separate what is of true importance and priority in a sea of confusion and chaos. Again, this is not something that you can be done on a collective level. It has to be an inside job. Heal thyself. Pay yourself first. Effectiveness and logical answers cannot be found in heightened emotionality. We have to save ourselves from the wash out as it occurs before we can reach out to save a fellow drowning man. So, start helping the collective chaos we find ourselves in by addressing yourself first.
The day is not complete yet, either. Hearts are set aflame by a square from Venus in Libra to Pluto in Capricorn at 8:59 PM. Know that this energy builds and overlays the entirety of the day. Again, efforts put forth to control, gather all the goods for oneself and dictate where other people's values should fall continue in our atmosphere. The higher use of this energy has us recognizing what is of true importance. But, even in that realization, it is not our privilege to hold and control these things. It is more important to honor the moments we were given the opportunity to be with them. This is Venus' closing square to Pluto indicating the beginning of the end of a cycle. Values mutate, deepen and bear great importance. In a waning cycle, we are called to let go and allow for transformation to happen...not to cling and take desperate measures in an effort to maintain out of fear. This square occurs at 13 Capricorn/Libra 46.

Sabian for 14 Libra (Venus): Rich landowner takes a siesta in his tropical gardens. Proper adjustment to the rhythm of nature. Faith in the ordered scheme of things; injudicious dependence upon others.

Sabian for 14 Capricorn (Pluto): In a dense jungle, a perfectly preserved Mayan bas-relief. Man's power to leave permanent records of his achievements. Personal immortality. Fecundation of future by past. Assurance.
We are making a mark on history folks. Take time to think about what your ancestral legacy will look like (what bears true importance/value) and do it on purpose.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
The Sun and Moon meet in watery harmony this morning. The Moon in Pisces checks in with the Sun in Scorpio one last time. The next time they meet, each will be in different signs. After this trine (8:24 AM) the Moon is Void until entering Aries at 10:13 AM. Hopefully we can get our emotions under control because the pace of today picks up speed rather quickly.
At 12:36 PM the Moon finds Mercury in Sagittarius by trine. This is followed by an ambiguous me against we battle due an opposition between the Moon and Mars in Libra. Some want to go to war and take action. Others still want to accommodate and placate the situation. Don't forget to look for the middle ground and don't be afraid to pay heed taking the action YOU feel is right instead of just “following the leader.” Be the leader instead. Be the pioneer willing to cut through the wilderness of the untried and undiscovered.

At 9:01 PM these efforts of exploration and pioneering meet with forward moving and progressive support from a trine to Saturn in Sagittarius. Solid steps forward can be made here even after the ambiguity brought forth form the previous Moon/Mars opposition. Remember. All you have to do is the next “right” thing. Not the self-righteous thing. The tough part will be figuring out what that “right thing” is for you. And, yes, individual efforts matter...this is an Aries Moon. Take the lead on paving new and potentially beneficial territory and you cannot go wrong. Don't just talk about doing it. Get busy doing it. The Universe is surely supportive of those efforts today.