November 5th -11th

This week has its ups and downs. We may be put off by people who are grandstanding and we could find ourselves wondering what our lives are all about. We might consider shapeshifting, changing things about ourselves or looking at new areas for us to explore. There can be times when we’re uncomfortable in our own skin. This up and down, back and forth, can all be part of a growth process. The key to this week is to suspend judgment, not try and master all the ingredients of our lives, and to be open to the mystery and magic of these times. Wonderful surprises can come out of the blue, if we are open to the possibilities and work with peripheral vision.

This week has two Sign changes with Venus exiting Virgo and entering its own Sign of Libra and with Mercury exiting Libra and entering Scorpio. Although relationships could be somewhat shaky at the beginning of the week with a rather critical, even hypercritical, perspective, our mind becomes sharp and focused and we can resolve any issues by concentrating on the primary issues and speaking from our truth.

While there can be times this week when we might feel that we’re on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride caroming from one issue to another, we could also discover that we’re on a magic carpet ride with serendipitous situations opening up to us. We just have to step out of our own way and we gotta believe.

Monday, November 5th – Makeover – Venus, Pluto. Monday begins with the Virgo Moon conjunct Venus and square Pluto. This is a day when we might want to go back over situations, fine tune aspects of our lives and even consider a makeover of our image or our presentations. The Virgo Moon conjuncts Venus and squares Pluto. If we have glossed over details, neglected specifics, then today we may find issues demanding our attention and forcing us to make corrections. Interactions with others could be a little dicey, especially if we’re feeling that people are standing in our way and blocking our progress. We might hold other people to high expectations, even insurmountable goals. The more we can cut ourselves and other people some slack today, the less grief we shall cause ourselves. Today and tomorrow demand diplomacy and a willingness to be flexible to other people’s character quirks. If we are looking to make changes in regard to our wardrobe, hairstyle or our image in general, today would be a good day to do so. We can put together a very appealing presentation as long as we are not too self-absorbed and not looking to be too extreme. As the day progresses, the Moon moves out of Virgo and enters Libra. We may become more considerate of other people’s point of view but we might also find that we have relationship issues to settle.

Tuesday, November 6th – My Way or the Highway – Venus, Pluto, Mars. Tuesday continues with the Libra Moon and it would be great to assume that everyone is making nice . Unfortunately, such an assumption could land us in hot water. While we do have the peace-loving, interested in other people Libra Moon today, the Moon squares Mars in Cancer. We also have the Libra ruler Venus square Pluto. This Tuesday demands that we not draw lines in the sand in regard to our relationships. If we have felt slighted or hurt by someone, we may not seek to resolve the issue as much as going for the jugular. People today can be hypercritical and engage in ‘the blame game’. Tuesday is one of those days when we might not accept accountability or responsibility for our actions, but rather look at whatever or whomever we can as the cause of our problems and our discontent. Today is a day when we may engage in fault-finding. We have to be especially careful not to do irreparable damage to our relationships. Diplomacy is certainly called for but it may be lacking. If we feel that someone has done us wrong, let’s try and suck it up and wait for a more propitious time to address the issue. Our emotions could be strong today and we could easily fly off the handle. If we do so, then we’ll only have much corrective work to do later on. We may be feeling like we’re champing at the bit, wanting to get on with things and willing to clear the decks with the belief that by so doing we’ll have a clean slate. On the contrary, such actions might only create a greater mess for us to clean up. Patience is called for today with the recognition that we’re living during times when things can change on a dime. And we’re likely to witness that even tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 7th – Free to Be – Sun, Uranus, Neptune, Jupiter. As if the seething volcano has found a steam vent to release its pent-up energy, Wednesday provides a release of some of the frustrations and anxieties we may have been feeling over the past two days. Wednesday can be a most pleasant day and opens the way to several upbeat, passionate and fun-filled days of high adventure. Wednesday gives us the Sun trine Uranus and the Libra Moon trine Neptune and sextile Jupiter. We are feeling far less concerned about things today. We’re more interested in spreading our wings, exploring new terrain and far less judgmental about other people. Today is a day when we’re looking at doing our personal best, stretching into new areas of interest and exploring aspects of ourselves we’ve never investigated. Today is a great day to do things on the spur-of-the-moment. Our interactions with others are far more enjoyable and part of the reason is that people are not carrying around hoops for other people to jump through. On the contrary, just as we give ourselves permission to be free and discover new interests, we’re likely to see people from their own perspective and not hold them up to our standards or raise our expectations of them.

Thursday, November 8th – Heart to Heart – Mercury, Pluto, Saturn, Venus Libra. Thursday is a day when we can clear up any issues regarding our interactions with others. If we have stepped in it or have felt wounded by other people’s actions, Thursday allows us to have clear, concise communications that get to the heart of the matter. Today Mercury sextiles Pluto. We have a laser-like vision and can dissect situations and see what the core issues may be. Our ability to present our point of view all in the context of creating win-win situations is appealing and able to resolve conflicts or misunderstandings. Early in the day the Libra Moon conjuncts Mercury and sextiles Pluto, adding to our ability to smooth over any wrinkles both in our personal relationships and also in situations that have not been fully resolved. As the day progresses, the Moon moves into Scorpio where it sextiles Saturn. Having come to an understanding of the basics and fundamentals, we can now move into a best practices methodology to streamline situations and work smarter rather than harder. This Thursday is a great day to address outstanding issues, clear the air and then restructure our plans and move ahead with our intentions. Venus also exits Virgo and enters its own Sign of Libra. We become far less critical of other people, more interested in our associations and able to appreciate the qualities in others.

Friday, November 9th – These Magic Moments – Scorpio Lunation, Lunar Grand Trine, Sun, Mars, Uranus, Neptune. Friday has the Scorpio New Moon and with it a Grand Trine in the Water Element as the Sun Moon conjunction in Scorpio trines Mars in Cancer and trines Uranus in Pisces. The Lunation also squares Neptune. This New Moon influences the next fortnight and offers us magic time, a time when we can enter a world of wonderful surprises and marvelous experiences. The key to entering this paradise is to be open to the wonders of the universe. Instead of trying to master and control everything in our lives, now is a time for us to be open to receive. There is a saying that I have written before: god and the universe have far great plans for us than we could ever imagine for ourselves. This Friday opens the door. Will we, can we, step across the threshold? We can if we will get out of our own way. Now is a time for us to be like little children, open to the awe and wonder of life and the unfolding of events. While some people may try and hold firm to traditional and rigid ways, those who do may find themselves banging their heads against the wall as the old program and old patterns no longer work and may actually be counterproductive during these times. Synchronicity is at play, the asequential realities of non-linear time whereby things can shift on a dime. The more we take our blinders off, work with peripheral vision and be open to unexpected turns of events, the more we shall witness the miracles in our lives. Let’s keep in mind that we consider situations to be miracles only because they are beyond our ken of understanding. If we suspend our judgments and our beliefs, we are likely to find that life is unfolding in accord with its own patterns. Yes, we have the opportunity of embracing these magic moments. What a wonderful world we live in!

Saturday, November 10th – Idling – Moon Void-of-Course. After the past three days of unexpected situations and surprises, Saturday might seem like a let down. There are no major energies operating today. In fact, the Moon is Void-of-Course with the Moon making no connections to the planetary energies today. Late in the day, the Moon exits Scorpio to enter Sagittarius. But for over twenty-one hours, the Moon is Void-of-Course. Saturday may prove to be a day when we catch our breath. We might take the time to reflect on the bizarre, exciting situations and feelings that have sprung up over the past few days. We could use this Saturday as a good day to clear away old debris, clean up the clutter, and strip away the nonessentials. We may have the feeling of a new day dawning. Even if we don’t know what that day looks like, we can use this Saturday to rid ourselves of the outworn, outmoded, those things that no we no longer have use for. If we can keep in mind the idea of cycles and phases, then we can realize that just as the past few days and this week have been active and even hectic, now is a time for us to catch our breath and recharge our batteries. Just like seeds need time to gestate before sprouting, we may discover this Saturday a good day to gestate and take in what is going on recently. We’re in the process of significant changes and some of these changes do not have to be triggered by ourselves but rather can come about by our observation, awareness and willingness to embrace changes as they unfold in our lives.

Sunday, November 11th – Not Forgotten – Sun, Neptune, Venus, Saturn, Mercury Scorpio. Sunday is Veterans Day in the US, a time when we remember the sacrifices made for our freedom and liberties. Today has the Sun square Neptune. Whether we take into account the sacrifices of those who have served in the armed forces or we are more self-absorbed, this day can be one of going down Memory Lane and reflecting on the past. We could feel somewhat confused, betwixt and between, whom we have been and a sense of a new becoming within us. The Sagittarius Moon sextiles Venus and squares Saturn. We may want to take the day to get out of Dodge and get into unfamiliar terrain with our special someone in order for some of the nickels to drop. Whether externally or internally, we may feel that there is a stirring of the pot of our lives. By getting out of our familiar circumstances, we can have a fresh perspective and gain greater insight regarding the possibilities of our future. We do have to be careful that we don’t hold on to old patterns or old identities as though they were a security blanket. The more that we can let go [‘and let god’], the more we can take advantage of the shapeshifting going on in our lives. We do not have to forget our past nor trash it, but we should not feel obligated to re-creating the past or tied to it. We are all going through growth spurts and the more we can trust in the process, the less uncomfortable our birthing and growing pains will be.