Sunday, 19 November 2017

Astrology of the Day - Monday 20th November 2017


The Moon is moving in Sagittarius today and following the analogy that I used yesterday, if we have just turned the page to a new chapter in the past 24 hours, as this day moves forward, we continue reading and learning. Sagittarius is a social sign and this for the most part will be a busy sociable day. It's likely that you won't want to be constrained or held down by commitments today and any chance to get out and free ourselves of the things that we have to do will seem very appealing.

Alas, this this may not be so easy, especially later on. The prospect of releasing ourselves from responsibilities is an idealistic one, however the Moon will be running into a closing Mercury and Saturn conjunction today as well as hitting most of the other planets too, as all of them save Jupiter and Neptune are currently in the second half of the signs that they are in. Thus the Moon will sextile Mars, trine Uranus, square Chiron and semi sextile Venus and Pluto. Lots of influences here and many pushes and pulls on our emotions. The conjunction to Mercury will infuse us with a myriad of issues to deal with, juggling our priorities to suit the moment. As the Moon closes in on a conjunction with Saturn our mood may darken a little and we may have to face reality more readily. We may stop and think, take our time over things and be more careful in how we deal with people and situations. All the time though no matter what we are doing there will be the sense that we still have to keep moving forward, no matter how slowly. This evening will be the equivalent of sitting in a traffic jam, knowing that you are en-route but powerless to move forward as fast as you would like to.

Venus is approaching a sextile aspect to Pluto, and our values and sense of love for someone or something may deepen and intensify. There is a sense of slight obsession that is starting to build and a special person or issue in our sights may start to take over our thoughts. We can attract people into our circle now, but we won't accept those who have a lesser vision than our own. Superficiality is something that will not be neither wanted nor needed in the next few days...

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Astrology of the Day – Mars square Pluto - Sunday 19th November 2017


The Moon is in Sagittarius today and we will take on a much more broad minded and expansive approach to things. There is an emotionally charged need to seek answers to our questions, and anything and anyone that helps us learn a little more will be welcomed into our lives. There is a friendly sociable air about this Sunday, optimistic and good hearted and a little devil may care too. If we have to break conventions and the rules to do what we need to do, then we won't mind upsetting someone to achieve the goal.

The Moon through the day makes only one major aspect which is highly unusual, a mutable square to Neptune. As I have said in the past, this aspect is one where our emotions and motivations are warped and up in the air for a while. You may feel dreamy and unable to concentrate properly, you could find this flexible link up very compassionate and spiritual in nature, and your reaction may be to sacrifice your need on the altar of someone else. You could be utterly confused and undecided for a while which direction to go. If you are unsure of moving forward and making the right move, defer your actions until tomorrow when this aspect has passed.

The big aspect of the day is the perfection of the Mars Pluto square that I have highlighted in the past few days. Mars in Libra has been shining a light on matters of justice, equality, relationships and our own selfish attitudes, and Pluto making this difficult angle has been undermining and transforming them at the same time. Sometimes life is not fair and occasionally outside influences beyond our control force our hands to accept a new truth or situation, because ultimately it's needed in our lives. I would suggest that in the past week, most of us would have had to face up to a situation that needed reform, and the last few days of this week will have seen the ending of one chapter, and the turning of the page to reveal a new one. This rather brutal and yet necessary challenge to the status quo that we had grown used to completes for now the cycle of new growth that we are enduring. After today, we will be that little bit more worldly wise, and able to better challenge that tests ahead that lie in wait for us.

Venus aligns with the star Zuben Elgenubi today as it enters the scales of the constellation of Libra. This part of the sky puts an emphasis on social concerns and how we react to matters of fairness. Your moral values may be tested today, and you may have to give of your best without expecting much reward for your efforts. This is the Southern and less fortunate of the stars in the scales, and so financial matters are not so favoured, therefore it's not the day to try and look for a bargain. That opportunity will come to pass in the days ahead.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Astrology of the Day – New Moon in Scorpio - Saturday 18th November 2017

Moon 6

The Moon ends its passage through the murky realms of Scorpio today but before it moves into the lighter and more expansive sign of Sagittarius this evening, we have a brand New Moon to experience. All New Moons bring about the start of a new cycle and this one is linked to deep transformational change, sharing and where we can fully take control of a situation, maybe for the first time in a long time. For today our emotions are very much intensified inside us, you may feel internally as if you want to explode but you know it's best to keep a lid on any frustrations. They may come out later in the day as the Moon moves into Sagittarius. Here the truth is let out, no matter how brutal it is, and through it you can start to set a brand new path for yourself. There will be much more openness later on, and you may find that this time around there is a delayed reaction to situations. I say this, you will feel much better if you can free up all that repressed emotion, and it will feel like a weight being lifted off your shoulders if you do.

In conjunction with this New Moon we have two aspects that are operating. There is an inconjunct aspect to Uranus carried over from yesterday that is connecting this new Moon to a change in your circumstances. You will have to make an adjustment to your life, continuing on this year of updating circumstances for us all. The New Moon also forms a trine to Chiron, the wounded healer and this helps us to learn lessons of the past and to find a solution to any emotionally upsetting or restricting parts of our life that we must now leave behind. This could be a situation, a person or people that may have served a purpose for us but now through this uncompromising New Moon it is the time to step forward.

As for the individual effect for this New Moon then if you know your Ascendant sign, (that’s related to the time that you were born) then it's arrival will affect you in the following ways. Please note, if you know that your Ascendant is in the last 5 degrees of the sign, then please read the next sign along, as it may well be much more accurate for you...

Aries - The New Moon triggers changes in all matters linked to sharing, this could involve finances, other people's possessions or things loaned to you, and other people's values including those who you love. Intimate relationships may have to take a new course now, and you may find that opening your mind to new experiences may freshen your relationship up. Secrets may come to light that ultimately change your perceptions of people in positions of power and influence. Watch out for those who unexpectedly try to manipulate your point of view, there may be flashpoints occurring linked to them.

Taurus - The Scorpio New Moon is operating in the part of your chart connected to relationship and partnerships matters. If you are in an existing relationship then I sense that by adjusting your attitudes and giving your partner a bit more freedom you can invigorate things and improve. If you are single, then you may be able to attract a new love interest into your life, in particular keep an eye out for people in your workplace!! In regard to your relationship with people who openly oppose your views, then you may be able to bury the hatchet, but not before you swallow some pride and accept that maybe you made some mistakes too.

Gemini - Your attention should be turned towards your everyday work and how you relate to colleagues and bosses. You may have to cooperate with new people at work and/or adjust to new group and team situations. This may cause tensions especially if you are taking on roles that seem alien or difficult to master. The New Moon also shines a light on your health and welfare and the link to Uranus asks you to read up on, learn and open yourself out to new ways for you to look after yourself, be it through diet, general fitness or finding ways to combat stress and any anxiety that you may suffer from.

Cancer – This Scorpio New Moon lands in the house concerned with your individual talents and creative spirit and in keeping with the sense of renewal that it brings you may find enjoyment from taking up new hobbies, or taking up an interest that allows your talents to flourish. In regard to children you might have to deal with a situation connected to your work or a public situation, and this applies too to lovers and your love life. Existing relationship situations may be played out in the full view of your friends and work colleagues, and you may have to adjust to being the centre of attention, when maybe you wished it wasn't so apparent?

Leo – For those with a Leo Ascendant the New Moon will emphasise matters of family life. Scorpio is a sign of transformation and in some way a new start will be needed domestically, whether that means adjusting your attitudes to parents, starting a home renovation or redecoration programme, sorting out the garden or back yard, getting a new housemate or even moving home. There may be abrupt beginnings and endings that you have to deal with, and the chance to set a new course and start again may come to pass. Your attitude to women's issues may change because of this New Moon.

Virgo – The New Moon is affecting communications and local issues in the coming weeks. This involves the way you think, how and who you speak with, written documents, contracts, letters and emails too. It will be likely that some kind of ultimatum will be issued, or you may enter into a debate with someone who has very different views to yours. Unexpected requests or calls on your time may disrupt your plans, and you may have to make unplanned for journeys and trips to new places. Matters connected to brothers, sisters and young people could be important.

Libra – Situations connected to your business dealings, finances and the way that you earn income will be in the forefront of your thoughts now. It could be that you are having to make difficult decisions in what you spend your hard earned cash on, and what you cut out of your life. You may also have to adjust to the needs of a partner or someone you work with or alongside, and their decisions may affect how much you have to spend. You may feel like asking for a pay rise, or going out and buying something that is a little different and unique? Your sense of personal values are shifting and you will have to think about these in a new way to progress.

Scorpio – This New Moon is all about you. You'll feel more confident and full of beans and willing to put yourself in the spotlight however a difficult work or health situation will be preventing you from really progressing. There needs to be adjustments on that front before you can really shine. How you look will be important, so why not your appearance and try out a new style? Taking care of your appearance will boost your confidence, and it will aid your relationships with others too. It's time to step out of the shadows, and put yourself in the shop window.

Sagittarius – Sometimes one needs a little peace and quiet and as this New Moon lands in the most hidden part of your chart, finding your own personal space to work and relax away from the demands of everyday life may be a priority for you. This might be difficult because of the needs of someone you love, children in your life or a commitment to a hobby or out of work activity that needs your attention. Matters linked to charity hospitals and clinics may feature in your life, and an unexpected sacrifice you decide to make may start you off in a new direction.

Capricorn – Everyone has hopes and dreams and this New Moon may be a moment when you can start to kick start them, however you will have to get your family and loved ones to fully understand your plans before you can proceed. Anything linked to group activities and social concerns may be of importance and you may be getting more involved in situations where your particular talents come in useful for the greater good of everyone. Matters linked to friends are important too, and we all need a good social life to complement the work that we do, don't we? Why not try to get out and see someone you haven't seen in a while?

Aquarius – For all of you with an Aquarian Ascendant, it's time to concentrate on work and career matters. You may have to get used to different practices or upgrades in technology, and this may take a little adjustment to get up and running properly. Indeed your job should start to take on new importance in your life, and maybe you can make a real impression on bosses and senior people through your committed approach to things. This New Moon also boosts how you are perceived in public, and you may start to get noticed or find yourself in the spotlight in some way?

Pisces – This is a moment when learning something new will stimulate your mind. You may be drawn to educational courses or booking a trip far away, but as with all these suggestions, money is always a consideration and you may have to budget to afford the fees involved. Your faith and belief systems as well as your attitudes to diversity and culture will be tested and it would serve you well to take on a more considerate attitude to these matters. You may be involved with people who come from a different point of view or culture too. You may be involved in legal matters at this time, and issues affecting your in-laws may come to your attention.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Astrology of the Day – Mercury sextile Mars – Friday 17th November 2017

Bank safe

The Moon stays in Scorpio, and the steely determination that I explained yesterday surrounding us remains. There is a need to control our environment and to survive, not to be overwhelmed either by people around us or by circumstances. Our emotions are strong and passionate about our goals and we won't accept anything that is half-hearted, today we will want the real McCoy, full answers and total commitment.

In the morning there is a sense of joy and optimism with the Moon in the midst of the Jupiter Venus conjunction that has dazzled us in the early morning skies over the past few days. We are open to new things and to learning new lessons, expanding our horizons and accepting anything that helps us to understand more about ourselves. Neptune is now trine to Venus and Jupiter and there is a very social, idealist and spiritual feel about the energy around us. We are still under a creative spell and inspiration continues to flow unabated. The Moon picks up on this joyous vibe, and we will feel good about ourselves early on.

Now there are other influences starting to affect us. Mars is still closing in on a square to Pluto and under the surface some of our deepest intentions are being controlled and hidden away. That which is not said and done is just as important as the actions we see and hear, and much is being said at the moment as Mercury forms a sextile to Mars. This is an aspect of advertising and marketing our ideas and acting in a very visible manner; we will be fast to act and speak, with confidence and assurance.

There is a conflict going on here. On the surface we see Mars sextile Mercury and we see the propaganda being given to us, but under the surface is going on much more transformational change at a subliminal level through Mars square Pluto. Both are going on at the same time, but we may only really appreciate what which we actually see; my advise is to look beyond this and to be aware that there is a deeper truth at work too.

We have some planet star connections to factor into the mix today as well. Mercury makes contact with the main star in the constellation of Hercules, Ras Algethi. This star is on linked to the natural order of things, the environment and as it instils fixed purpose and tenacity. Mercury linked with this star gives us the potential to argue our case or persuade in a very convincing manner – this links in very well to the themes I mentioned earlier. It also gives us an interest in environmental and natural issues today.

Venus makes a connection with both Acrux in the constellation of the Southern Cross and Alphecca in the constellation of the Woman's Crown, Corona Borealis. Acrux is a star of materialism and our values will be pulled towards money and possessions today, and how we see ourselves through these things. Alphecca is a star of enjoyment, but of also paying a price, a star of loves enjoyed, but of loves lost too. Remember, what you spend today, you won't have to spend tomorrow, so this evening it's time to make a choice. Live for today, or plan for the future? Act now & take things at face value or hold back a bit to see what develops? You never know you might find the combination and strike gold if you choose correctly, but remember nothing ever comes for free in this life, and you may have to be responsible for the consequences of your actions in the weeks ahead if you choose incorrectly…


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