Morning Star: Astrology for the week of November 8 to November 14, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015
Our first major movement in the sky today comes as Venus transits from Virgo to Libra at 10:31 AM. Venus is ridiculously well placed here; she rules Libra. What this will herald, eventually, is her closing square with Pluto and opposition with Uranus. This occurs on November 20th and 23rd respectively.

Today, though, the Moon will lead us through these aspects, squaring Pluto at 1:40 PM and opposing Uranus at 9:43 PM. Arguments within our relationships are entirely possible today. This is partially due what is going on in Libra with the Moon as that sets our mood...dark (Pluto) and potentially jumpy (Uranus). But, it is also due what is going on in the rest of the sky. The Sun and Mercury are in Scorpio. There could be some matters or emotions held in resentment as we could have been tight lipped about voicing complaints while Mercury was forever in Libra. While the Sun was in Libra, that “putting up a face” of everything being hunky dorey inclination could have been reinforced. However, now that we are in the depths of Scorpio season, the ugly is squeezed forth and brought to the surface...this includes any feelings of resentment, greed, power abuse/control and what have you.
Problem is, we still want things to be amicable. We want to negotiate and make amends under Venus in Libra. While the Moon is under pressure, though, apologies could be met with rejection or just stir up old wounds. If you are truly trying to make amends, negotiate and/or compromise, don't let the other person's over the top emotional reaction or dismissal of your efforts dissuade you from doing the right thing. You can only be sincere in your efforts and control what you are doing. Know that if you are on the receiving end of an apology and are not ready to play nice, you have that right. But, in the meantime, I highly suggest introversion to personally deal with what is happening in your emotional body in an effort to release bitterness and rage. Forgive if and when you are ready. But, definitely deal with yourself so that this poison doesn't run the risk of affecting your other relationships or tunneling into your system making things worse on a personal level. Even with the Moon and Venus in social airy Libra, it could be quite an anti-social day.

After her opposition with Uranus, the Moon is Void until entering Scorpio at 11:04 PM tomorrow.

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Moon is Void in Libra for most of the day. Meanwhile, the Sun in Scorpio perfects in trine to Chiron (3:06 PM) and inconjunct to Uranus (10:16 PM). We are likely quite emotionally numb or non-reactive while the trine between the Sun and Chiron allows us to slowly assess our pain and imbibe our “hurt” with the tremendous healing power of the Scorpion. The inconjunct from the Sun to Uranus may provide opportunity to release and become free of these pains.

The Moon is re-activated when enters Scorpio at 11:04 PM. If you thought Scorpio season was dark before, know that we are headed to the darkest of the darkest nights under our incoming new moon. Don't mistake “dark” for evil. I'm talking in literal terms here. As in, void of light darkness. Folks are likely going to respond to this darkness by becoming quiet, introverted, subdued...many are stewing as Mercury is also waxing into a deepening sextile with Pluto which perfects tomorrow morning. The Sun remains in waning sextile to the Dark Lord as well. Things could feel a little “snakey.” Paranoia could be a thing. Plus, you know, some folks are afraid of the dark so that could be a thing too. But, for those who are unafraid to peer into the deepest of velvety dark nights, tonight features prime opportunity to sink in deeply. Also, know that there is plenty being said without words right now. Be mindful of non-verbal communication and intuitive hits. Overall, it is a quiet, subdued, introspective, watery and deeply introspective day.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
This morning we wake up to the perfection of Mercury in sextile to Scorpio. Minds are stewing and tongues are...well, we aren't inclined to be telling jokes, I'll put it that way. Unless they are dirty jokes or even cutting vindictive ones. Many are investigating serious business. Some are putting the finishing touches on their latest “evil plans.” I'm telling you if you need to get to the bottom of something, today is the perfect opportunity. Not only are brains geared toward deep investigation, but the emotional body is picking up on undercurrents of information that we may not be able to note through direct visual observation. The Moon in Scorpio (which is intuitive and able to pick up on non-verbal subtleties all by itself) is in trine to the Lord of the Seas at 1:07 PM. This puts a serious uptick to our ability to pick up on what is not being said.
Later tonight, the Sun finds Jupiter in Virgo by sextile at 9:18 PM. Then, the Moon also finds Pluto by sextile at 1:59 AM (early morning on the 11th).
In Scorpio season, particularly while Mercury is in Scorpio and Pluto is aspecting everything in the sign, we are inclined to extremes. Extremes of thought. Extremes of emotion. Extremes of personality expression. All of this. Remember that your choices are not limited to these extremes. It doesn't have to be a metaphorical choice of kill or be killed. Ok? There are other options.

Venus in Libra is begging us to remember this. She honors compromise and negotiation. Both of these require finding a middle ground instead of veering to one extreme or the other. Don't forget the middle ground and don't forget that it does not have to be all or nothing even though we will likely be inclined to feel that way.
Speaking of extremes what I see here is the potential for a person to really become burned up by their own anger, resentment and rage. But, the highest use of this energy involves release of those feelings more than holding on to them. The Moon is waning, darkening. Pluto is offering us a chance to restore and rebirth our perspective. Through serious introspection we can find exactly what is making us sick (or has the potential to make us sick, mentally, physically or emotionally) and purge those toxins in an effort to heal. The Moon in trine to Neptune makes us sensitive and gives us the ability to forgive and let go...accept. Remember, salt water heals everything either by dissolving it in the ocean or purging it through tears. Break your personal emotional dam and let the dirty water release allowing your well to be refilled with more fresh water. Let go. Release. Purge. Detox. DRINK MORE WATER. REST.

Handled correctly and at the end of the day you could feel restored, perhaps a little humbled and more resilient through the Sun/Jupiter sextile. However, if you allow these toxins to keep poisoning you by continually martyring and victimizing yourself, then the sextile between the Sun and Jupiter could steer you toward narcissism...in which you become viciously self-critical or critical of others leaving lasting cuts in both places because you have lost the ability to look beyond your own pain. So, introspect and find it. But don't play with it or wallow in it...let it go. Not for them. For you.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Oh, darkest of the dark days when the Moon (the Queen of the Night) hovers in the sky during midday. No really. Our New Moon perfects at 12:49 PM...from a high noon position right in the middle of the day.
The Sabian for this New Moon reads as follows: 20 Scorpio: A woman flings open dark curtains closing a sacred pathway. Courage needed to enlarge sphere of being. Readiness to press beyond self. The “woman” within, opening the gates to Spirit.
As far as I'm concerned, that sums up the energy in the sky quite nicely all by itself. At this New Moon, the Sun, Moon and Mercury are all within orb of sextile to their current ruler, Pluto. Each are also within orb of a sextile to Jupiter in Virgo. PLUS, they are all inconjunct Uranus and trine Chiron. Jupiter is also within orb of an inconjunct to Uranus creating a Yod. Zip. Bang. BOOM!
What we need is courage and readiness. Willingness. Fortitude. Strength. Practical wisdom and optimism. We have to be brave enough to start over, in other words. Can you muster up the courage to peer beyond the veil and assess what is really going on in terms of the long-term trajectory of your life? Why are things the way they are? How can you change that around in an effort to make them better? Where are all the answers for this? Where are you accountable? Where are you not? Can you forgive yourself for your perceived "Backsliding," "missteps" or attempts to self-destruct (yeah, it happens. It's ok. We are all human like that."

The High Priestess answers this for you at the entrance of the veil. She says, “The answers are where they have always been. Inside you. In those dark recesses where you've always been afraid to look.” It's time to be brave enough to sweep the cobwebs and gunk out of those corners.

Courage needed to enlarge sphere of being.

Readiness to press beyond self.

This New Moon calls us to cut dependencies. Become more resilient. Dig and look for any spare scraps of strength. Be resourceful. Be brutally self honest and, then, push forward with fewer baggage. We are vowing to survive the circumstances of our life while realizing our accountability for the same. We are engaging in activities that offer an equal exchange of energy versus those that continually seem to only deplete us. We are being called to cleanse ourselves inside and out in preparation to begin again...stronger, more self-aware, more weathered and wiser. In that, metaphorical intention ground is rich and fertile. Plant a good seed.

We've learned a lot over the course of the last few months. Some stuff we would have rather not know about ourselves or the world. But, you cannot fix or repair something you did not realize was broken. Awareness is key. Now, you know. We are given an opportunity to employ that wisdom in our future endeavors. Forgive yourself of past ignorance. Our lives are basically a series of learning events. You cannot act on what you know until you know it. “When I was a child, I spake as a child; understood as a child; thought as a child; but, when I became a man, I put away childish things.” Now that you know, forgive yourself for not knowing and vow to be stronger, more resilient, thorough and focused. Also, realize that there are some folks either behind you in maturity and development or in front of you in the same. Allow them to be where they are and worry about where you are instead. Don't try to pull someone back or forward. Focus on you. Where you are. What you know. Move forward from there. No comparison to the progress or perceived non-progress of others necessary.

The seemingly endless roll of aspects in today occur like this:
Moon sextile Pluto 1:59 A
Moon conjunct Mercury 4:51 AM
Moon trine Chiron 8:59 AM
Moon inconjunct Uranus 9:32 A
Moon sextile Jupiter 11:43 AM
New Moon in Scorpio 12:49 PM
Moon sextile Mars (from the critical 29th degrees of both Scorpio and Virgo) 9:56 AM on the 12th. This will kick start the coloring of our energy tomorrow.

I will give you one more hint in regard to this New Moon. It calls for a release of control. A sort of “surrendering yourself” to life in a way that says, “Ok, here I am. Put me where I need to be. I'm done fighting now.” It's not giving up or giving in. It's fostering a sense of trust in the fact that the Universe is not out to get you. And, yeah, you've got to be pretty damn brave to do that. Also, know that the powers of attraction and repulsion are strongly in play. Manifest destiny is entirely possible. Our ego's, mental and emotional bodies are pulling in exactly what they are focused/fixated upon. So be mindful of where you let that wander.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

This morning the Moon and Mars meet at critical degrees by sextile. I feel this aspect is fairly important as Mars is the traditional ruler of the Moon in Scorpio. Immediately following this aspect, the Moon is Void for a mere 20 minutes before entering Sagittarius at 10:15 AM.
The Sabian for 30 Scorpio (where we find the Moon during this sextile): Halloween gives social release to to youthful impishness. Need for giving free rein to unsocial instincts within the pale of social traditions. Planned release of inner pressure.
The Sabian for 30 Virgo (where we find Mars during this sextile): An emergency alert frees householder from routine duty. Joy of enlisting in a task which broadens the life-horizon. Willing rising to the occasion or escape from narrow destiny.

Halloween may be officially over. But, from the sounds of it, we are called to don our Superhero capes today. Remember, the Moon moves to Superhero inclined Sagittarius immediately following this sextile with Mars. We duck in the closet during the brief VOC period, ditch our “everyday” clothes and emerge as...

Or. We could foster some self-created drama to get us out of a feeling of being surrounded by the mundane. I hate it when that happens. Don't you? Some folks could “shake things up” on purpose. As a distraction. As a tactical ploy to catalyze you into losing your proverbial shit. If that happens, remember you have just much ability to be the heroine of your personal story as you do to be the martyr.
After the Moon enters Sagittarius, Mercury perfects in trine to Chiron in Pisces (11:47 AM). Are you allowing your triggers to pollute your perspective? Or are you learning how to bravely face the reality of them?
At 4:41 PM, the sky shifts again as Mars enters Libra. Mars is not well placed here. But, to use him to his highest potential, you want to imbibe your movements with grace, be driven by justice and fairness, keep your actions balanced and remember their potential impact upon your relationships. The negative expression is competitive, passively attacks and has the potential to sit back and push a persons buttons in that passive-aggressive way that eventually pushes them over the edge...while the instigator sits back and says, “I was calm cool and collected. You were the one who lost your shit. It's not me. It's you. Not my fault.” Don't you love that? Thing is, though, they are right. If someone “causes” you to go off the deep end, in the end it was YOU who allowed them to do that and made the choice to lose it. Yeah. That realization sucks too; but, it is true none-the-less.

We do meet with a potential point of ease as the Moon sextiles Venus at 7:28 PM. But, this subsequently followed by a conjunction from the Moon to Saturn (8:48 PM). Make sure your values are solid and geared with a long-term perspective. Walk your truth gently. Be responsible and truthful in your negotiations. There is chance to dissolve, forgive and accept as the Moon squares off with Neptune at 11:49 PM. There is also a potential for a complete emotional washout here. We are UBER UBER sensitive emotionally. We are also inclined to over-react. So, take a step back. Isolate yourself. Rest. Rehydrate. Encapsulate if need be. Sleep on it.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Today the Moon is still active in Sagittarius. And, she has the potential to feel a bit better today. It's all in how you can wrangle your perspective.
At midday, Venus finds a solid sextile with Saturn (12:12 PM) stabilizing our values, what is left of our relationships and sealing the deal on our attempts at negotiations and compromise. The tendency toward optimism increases as Mercury finds Jupiter by sextile at 1:18 PM.
Remnants of our pain do persist, though. That point is brought forward by a square from the Moon to Chiron at 6:57 PM. However, a strong sense of resolve, a realization of what is truly important and a long-term perspective can set us up for potential freedom of movement through the waxing trine between the Moon and Uranus which perfects at 7:24 PM. It's all in how you choose to look at it. It's all in your ability to stand strong and pull yourself up. It's all in your willingness to keep going...which you will have the power to do.

Wherever you find yourself emotionally grows as the Moon squares off with her current ruler Jupiter in Virgo at 10:20 PM. So work hard in this day to keep your perspective in check.
Following the square with Jupiter, the Moon is Void until entering Capricorn at 7:22 PM tomorrow evening.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Today, the Moon in Sagittarius is Void most of the day. She doesn't enter Capricorn until 7:22 PM. This gives us a chance to settle and rectify (not to mention rest) our emotional bodies. It's a good day for rest in general or toiling in projects that have loose ends. There isn't much excitement wrapped up in this day. I see that as a good thing. We've had enough excitement to last us for awhile. Take advantage of the opportunity to get your feet underneath you and settle your inner waters.
After the Moon passes into Capricorn, our emotional body does meet with a chance at ambiguity and potential conflict between work and relationships...standards and leisure...power plays in partnerships could be a thing. Remember, keep your actions wrapped in grace and well balanced leaning not too far to the left or right but solidifying your footing in dead center. Balance this square out. Be responsible and accountable for actions and their subsequent consequences. We should be on solid emotional ground and able to do so.