This interesting week quivers with possibility. The astrological wind shifts, a fresh breeze reorganizes our priorities as Mercury builds momentum under spacious, freedom-loving Sagittarius. Energizing, motivating Mars leaves competent but persnickety Virgo and enters egalitarian, peace-loving Libra, where it will be for an unusually long stay in one sign, from Dec 7 through July 26.
Now Mars in friendly Libra usually decreases the general global feistiness. Mars is usually in a sign for a 45 days approximately every two years, but is here for 7 months due to a long retrograde cycle, it is not considered particularly strong in Libra because it is the sign opposite Aries, which Mars rules. The mood becomes less willful, more creative if indecisive, though Mars does trigger specific events.
But during this pass of Libra Mars will form its most difficult aspects; it will oppose electrical Uranus in Aries and square both expansive Jupiter in Cancer and profound Pluto in Capricorn as it progresses, do so again as it retrogrades back, and hits them a third time as Mars progresses forward again. We can expect a paradoxical Libran fight for peace, equality, education, and all that is fair and beautiful in the months ahead as Libra rules open warfare between equals. Or see vagaries in our immune system or an investigation of the judicial system. This is a difficult aspect with a lot of potential to both set off confrontations, and to move good causes forward.
We’ll see these aspects echoing throughout the global news in the months ahead, strongest as the aspects grow exact at the end of December, and in April and June. But we can also use this power to advocate for positive change at home. It could be time to re-invent (and improve) how we handle conflict in relationship.
This vibe really kicks in this week as thoughtful Mercury forms a supportive trine to change-master Uranus and encourages us to invent and start afresh. It can also leave our mind a-buzzing and make sleep challenging, unless we really listen to the download of new ideas before we sleep, and then make a conscious effort to rest our brains. So let’s share wild ideas, listen to the filaments of hope and progress, rest between-times, and see what we can weave together.
The weekend friendly but confused or fuzzy-thinking under a sociable Aquarius Moon; we may feel uncertain about conditions or work under a misapprehension as Mercury square Neptune. Catch up on emotional backlog under a scattered and sensitive Pisces Moon early in the week, find something to cry about and get it over with. Catch a wave of momentum as the Moon enters motivational, reactive Aries on Tuesday. Later in the week, expansive Jupiter trines hard-working Saturn, encourages strange allies to work together, and offers us a chance to put some solid foundations under our new constructions.
Friday, Dec 6: Routine breaks; we finish one chapter as Mars finishes its tour of Virgo, tidy up details on work and then let them go. Take a step back and look at the big picture, the far horizon, but watch a tendency to get theoretical under stress, to philosophize away true feeling. Notice fuzzy logic, a desire to get away from it all, or to pretty up the facts; keep signals clear and confirm information. Do not corner or confront people today unless essential, it will be like trying to hold water as Mercury squares Neptune. Engage imagination, but watch the weather and be cautious around a note of unreality. Stay close to soul. Find a safe way to be unrealistic tonight, and avoid hypothesizing ahead of the facts. Just dream away.
Saturday, Dec 7: Mars enters Libra: look for new beginnings in relationships or business connections, launch creative projects and start decorating for the winter holidays. We may find ourselves letting go of a path we’ve been working on and choose to pick up another. Watch for political shifts on the big screen. Interesting conversations percolate midday as Mercury challenges Jupiter; process, but don’t monologue, take an important conversation public. Tonight, our stubbornness can lock horns as the Moon semi-squares Uranus and Pluto, but we can look for points of agreement instead.
Sunday, Dec 8: Stop and process; a surfeit of feelings can flood us today as the Moon conjuncts Neptune in Pisces, flowing with maudlin seasonal mood swings. We can just feel soggy with feeling and need to bring down the water level. Meditation helps. We are reminded to use our intuition and empathy. We are also reminded of our vulnerability in some clearly tangible way, and are really susceptible to (and will resent) guilt trips. Understand, but don’t take on, other people’s experience. Superficial logic can screen more personal motivation midday as the Moon squares Mercury. Listen with the heart. Be careful of communications or mechanical glitches exacerbated by distracted people. Tonight, sharing furthers.
Monday, Dec 9: Don’t push; work with a nice, easy flow instead. The vibe is positive but scattered, sensitive, complicated; mixed feelings tug us in too many directions as the Pisces Moon squares the Sun. It helps to find a thread to follow (rather than push the river), one short term goal to organize the experience, use that Venus in Capricorn to figure out what to do. But stay open as to how to get there as the Moon forms a serendipitous, spontaneous grand trine with Jupiter and Saturn this afternoon.
Tuesday, Dec 10: Fresh ideas abound. We shift gears, but can start so much that we lose track as the Moon enter Aries. Notice a lazy streak where we’re not inspired but wild determination where we are. Some may need to be a rolling stone, disconnected, for the sake of the soul. Others engage, and put plans into action, for better or worse, as the Sun quincunx freedom-loving Jupiter, the Moon opposes Mars, and Mercury trines Uranus. Evening can feel like a lid lifts off a bubbling pot as the Moon conjuncts Uranus, but what’s in our stew?
Wednesday, Dec 11: Stay on track and ride the wave. Keep personal priorities clear; it’s easy to waste time in reaction to other people’s comments and energy, as the mood is volatile, but that would be a waste of good creativity. Own the paradigm; shift the energy thorough leadership instead. We need freedom, but the freedom to be what we are in our expanded, connected self, aware of consequence, not just push others away. Give people the benefit of the doubt; expect them to respond well to clear and honest signals. Just don’t tell them what to do. Tell than what is needed.
Thursday, Dec 12: Morning has socially awkward moments if our needs unintentionally conflict. It can hurt when beloveds put themselves first, but assume intentions are good and negotiate the resources fairly while the Noon squares Venus. The vibe slows down and stabilizes this afternoon as the Moon enters Taurus and Jupiter trines Saturn. Speak to the future. Speak from the heart, and give people time to get to their point as Mercury semi-squares Venus.
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This post- Thanksgiving morning begins in a relatively peaceful haze as long as no one has just rocked the boat or stepped on our territorial toes, though both are quite possible with communicative Mercury still in broody Scorpio, dredging up the past, and with Venus and Mars in earthy, possessive Capricorn and Virgo. If we don’t get stuck on old news, or have not been too shaken by this last month of tricky, taxing transits, this can be a beautiful day.
This week our hearts brim with an emotional cornucopia and events can be as colorful and messy as a post-feast dining table. Just after sunset in a clear sky we can see an unusually beautiful Venus set in the west right before a glowing Jupiter rises up the east. These two bright planets, both known to bestow abundant emotions and encourage our more generous nature, are opposed to one another. Working in tandem they open the aperture of our feelings (all of them), just as recent solar flares turns up the volume on history and amp up the energy behind all transits.
The morning after Thanksgiving begins in a relatively peaceful haze, as long as no one has rocked the boat too much or stepped on our territorial toes, though both are possible with communicative Mercury still in broody Scorpio, the sign that may forgive but does not forget, and Venus and Mars in earthy if possessive Capricorn and Virgo.
But the mood sharpens tonight and on into the weekend. We’ve probably had enough of large cheerful groups, and may need to either have time alone, with our private creative endeavors, to get real and deep with a few close friends, or to hang out with our most cynical compatriots. If a true introvert now feels cornered into cheerful groups now, expect honest but pointed scorpion stings. Hidden truths or old resentments can swirl in the background, and either need to be acknowledged and dealt with seriously, or side stepped for the moment, until circumstances feel less tweaked. It may be better to build up good memories with one another rand stay away from the depth charges until after Mercury enters honest, outgoing Sagittarius late on December 4th.
On Monday the mood begins to lighten and looks forward as the Moon enters Sagittarius. It’s a good time to tell funny stories about the holiday and catch up, and get the team organized. A New Moon in Sagittarius Monday night marks a fresh cycle and begins an active and exciting month ahead.
Friday, Nov 29: Black Friday they call it, but the morning mood is copacetic if determined, with brunch potentially a festive and indulgent affair as the Moon aspects Venus and Jupiter. People will tend to be friendly but competitive, and hate to lose a bargain or football game. Later, if we prickle, we’ve had enough niceness and need time alone or with our edgier friends. Shopping becomes more cutthroat, so consider staying away from the malls or make it a well-planned surgical strike. People can get difficult in casual conversation, but one-on-one deeper conversations will further as the Moon enters Scorpio.
Saturday, Nov 30: There’s no room to fit in and be polite today; we have to be honest, and will be more diplomatic and kind if we just are who we are, rather than wait until we feel boxed into a corner by the dint of other peoples’ hopes and fears. If we have to push people away to hear ourselves, we’ll tend to shove, so let’s give people room and radical acceptance. If some personal need that has been covered up to get along this last week- now comes due- just be honest and straightforward about it, and don’t expect others to guess what it is or fix it. But conversion on a less personal level can be dynamic and innovative as the Sun trines Uranus. Rein in an irritable abrasive edge around dinnertime and watch for accidents in crowds as Mercury semi-squares Uranus. Roll with the ambient mood tonight.
Sunday, Dec 1: A serious Moon-Saturn conjunction overnight may have left us wondering if our situation was permanent, irreparable, or left us with a feeling we need to speak up. We may feel more optimistic mid-morning as the Moon trines Jupiter, and are able to make penetrating comments to articulate our critique this afternoon as the Moon conjuncts Mercury. This is a good aspect for travelling home, though people will get edgy if crowded in on one another. If travelling around cranky people, let’s be part of the solution; don’t try to reason with them ( it’s not a logical problem), practice sending out relaxed, soothing images and notice how much calmer the atmosphere becomes. A sense of relief and amusement, a coming home to ourselves, as if we’ve taken of our soul’s corset, seeps in tonight as the Moon enters Sagittarius.
Monday, Dec 2: Tell stories, catch up and find out where everyone is this morning. The Mood is scattered, restless, but not ready to launch. We need to let everyone arrive, catch up, reconnect, then gather in the energy, clear the decks, and get the lay of the land. The New Moon in Sagittarius at 5: 21 pm begins a fresh cycle of activity. It feels good to move, our souls are restless and holiday calories need burning off, and our brain integrates better while moving joyfully under this Sag Moon. Tonight, our world expands. Feel the pulse of the global community and listen for travel plans. Stay alert for ecological news. Unusual messages out of the blue can start a whole new chapter.
Tuesday, Dec 3: A day of beginnings: if we can keep our focus for more than a few minutes, funny banter can help us move plans along. Guide people, but manage them with open arms and open doors; trapped people get mean, quick action may be needed to follow up on short-term opportunities. Do not dilly dally. Work in a spontaneous break if possible, taste the moment. The dogs need a walk, and so does our imagination. Let’s open up our world.
Wednesday, Dec 3: The mood is restless, ruthlessly honest, opinionated but optimistic. No one wants to waste time or get too grim or serious, but the serious streak is there underneath, unspoken. We may get thrown back to review the concerns of the last few months as Mercury finishes its tour of Scorpio before it enters Sagittarius tonight. Introspect one last time, as if finishing a semester or packing for a trip, ask what’s been learned, and get ready for the next leg of the journey.
Tuesday, Dec. 4: Our trajectory shifts as if we’re starting down the slope into a new valley with Mercury in cheerful, perceptive, restless Sagittarius and Moon in competent Capricorn; we won’t want to look back, but now want what is fresh, new, youthful, alive, and expansive. Competence is admired, and our skills come easily, we figure out what we need to learn and may have something to prove to ourselves. Make overtures and design decisions midday as the Moon conjuncts Venus, handle meetings efficiently tonight. Look for a spontaneous late night gathering or group brainstorm as the Moon enters Aquarius.
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