Weekly Astro update for Nov 5 – 12

Get Ready for more Energy Changes…..

Sun in Scorpio – (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Mercury in Sagittarius – (Nov 5 – Jan 11)

Preretrograde shadow – (Nov 15 – Dec 3, 2017)

Retrograde period – (Dec 3 – Dec 22, 2017)

Post retrograde shadow – (Dec 22, 2017 – Jan 10, 2018)

All clear Jan 11, 2018

Venus in Scorpio – (Nov 7 – Dec 1)

Mars in Libra – (Oct 22 – Dec 9)

Jupiter in Scorpio – ( Oct 10 – Nov 2018)

Uranus in Aries – (Mar 2011 – May 2018 then again due to retrograding Nov 2018 – Mar 2019)

Saturn in Sagittarius – till Dec 20, 2017…then moves into Capricorn until Dec 2020 – belt tightening time

Once again two of our personal planets are changing sign – MERCURY into SAGITTARIUS and VENUS into SCORPIO. But these energy changes feature two planets moving into signs they’re not overly comfortable in. The new flavors may take some adjusting to, particularly if you’re ruled by either in your natal chart.

When Mercury is in Sagittarius, our thinking shifts from a need to plumb the depths of any given situation (Scorpio) to the desire to learn about a wide range of topics (Sagittarius). Ideals are sought, our thinking is more optimistic, and our faith increases. We are more equipped to believe and to persuade. What is fair and unfair concerns us most now. However, we are not always very precise under this influence.

Venus in Scorpio
– deeply passionate relations are the focus. Superficial flirtations and contacts do not satisfy now, as we yearn for “body and soul” contact with someone special–contact that breaks the taboos, that is extreme and intense, and that is unforgettable. This is a highly emotional position for Venus. It is a passionate, sensual, and intense energy. Our relationships are immensely important to us, and we may even feel that they consume us. In fact, we tend to want to be consumed by them!

Our drive is toward intense closeness, but blind faith in our partners is extremely hard for us now. Fears of being too vulnerable or of giving up our own power to others are strong. Scorpio is an “all or nothing” energy, and relationships tend to be somewhat of a roller coaster ride as a result. Disdain for mediocrity and superficiality can compel us to create crises in order to feel alive and vital.

So while not a light Venusian atmosphere, it’s one for cleaning (purging) house. With all contacts, there’s more courage to be out with it, and to disrupt a pattern that has its roots in a deeper, perhaps buried emotional-psychic knot.

It’s a favorable atmosphere for Venus signs in Water or Earth. It’s a titillating atmosphere, to be subtle here, and a new love could grow from that initial magnetic attraction.

One of this year’s big transits (Saturn in Sagittarius) has signaled shifting tides – or shifting sands. Saturn’s travels through Sagittarius are coming to a close and as we reflect on how Saturn has shaped our big picture view over the last 2.5 years – perhaps by restraining it, perhaps by constricting it or perhaps by lending it strength – there’s a final zap in a year of zaps from Uranus, Master of Change. Particularly if you have a planet/point at the 25/26deg of the Fire or Air Signs (Leo,Sagittarius, Aries – Libra, Aquarius, Gemini) there’s still one more joker in the pack and this week isn’t necessarily one to take things as they currently stand for granted.

Mid week we could be seeing power plays as the Sun and Pluto will be interacting. The Sun is in Scorpio which is ruled by Pluto, so heads up….manipulation and control issues are in the air. Also, Mars will be aspecting Neptune……which means something is revealed or concealed………a deception of some sort around male energy.

If you have a planet/point at 11/12deg anywhere in your chart….pay attention as it might be a more potent time for you. The week closes out with one of “those” cross-roads – where dissatisfaction may prevail as the Sun squares the Lunar Nodes, and neither the here-and-now nor the future path is particularly appealing. Planets/points at 19/20deg of the Fixed Signs (Leo, Taurus, Aquarius, Scorpio) are most affected…. fortunately it’s a relatively quick pass.

When a good time to not push ahead is? During a Moon Wobble. What is a Moon Wobble? In astrology this happens when the Sun is in a square aspect or conjoined with the Lunar Nodes.

When the Sun squares the Nodes or joins with them (as in an Eclipse) there is big instability (emotionally, mentality and physically) around the globe. And they happen a few times a year.

Because of the instability it best not to make any major decisions through this time…..and don’t make any dramatic life changes. You will likely feel more emotional or reactive then usual….just know that these feelings will pass. Stick to your routines and plug away at projects already under way.

On October 22nd began an especially long Solar and Moon Wobble that goes until December 28th, 2017. This Wobble is coupled with a Mercury retrograde from December 2nd until December 22nd. This creates a “double whammy” Wobble. The center of the Wobble is at 19 degrees 34 minutes of Scorpio.

Now to a discussion of Neptune in Pisces who has been a big player this year. One of the main reasons is that it has been in conflict with Saturn in Sagittarius (revision of our belief systems). Neptune, of all the planetary cycles, is the most difficult as it is nebulous and one just can’t get a handle on where or what one is experiencing…it’s just is so unclear and vague. If Neptune is making a hard aspect to your Mars, Mercury and or Sun, you could be having some big challenges during this time and a bit lost in the dark about it all.

The advantageous thing about having Neptune in Pisces is we may become more inspired, more imaginative, more psychic and more interested with spiritual teachings.

Mercury in Sagittarius will be squaring Neptune in Pisces the evening of Nov 12, 2017. This will make our thinking and communication really challenging. Just in time for the Mercury retrograde preshadow stage. Try to get any contracts signed before this period.

It is the energy where so many seem out to lunch as if they were inebriated, not present. Scheduling an appointment, including a social get together, ordering something, talking to the phone company, the internet company, the cable company…. the list goes on and on. Many are not listening or hearing something entirely different. How can we deal with this and lessen the stress.

First of all… request that others repeat the important details back to you as this will help clarity. Next write things down along with the date and name of person you spoke with. Get things in writing especially estimates of work to be done and if you are doing any remodeling make sure you are there while it is being done. Reconfirm appointments, including any social get together and ask for a reply back to make sure they received the message. Make daily lists and set up reminders on your phone…do not assume you will remember it all.

This is the kind of energy where one can meander off into other things forgetting about an appointment, etc. It is a time where the emotional system and immune system can go into overload. Take the absolute best care of yourself and do not overextend yourself with obligations, including social ones. Avoid drama in your Life and those who create personal drama. A time to be extra alert and not tired or distracted.

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