The astrology forecast for the week of November 15, 2021 – November 21, 2021 features 7 planetary aspects (Sun square Jupiter, Sun sextile Pluto, Mars oppose Uranus, Mercury trine Neptune, Mercury square Jupiter, and Mercury sextile Pluto), the Sun moving out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius, and a lunar eclipse in Taurus.
Astrologically, this is a hectic week with one of the most volatile aspects of the year. So, let’s dig right in…
The prime newsmaker this week is a lunar eclipse that occurs on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 28 Taurus. This lunar eclipse is sandwiched between the fixed stars Caput Algol (off with your head) and Alcyone (something to cry about), so it is intense, especially as the eclipse is ruled by Venus in Capricorn. Eclipse energy is highly potent. If you know your chart, look at the house with Taurus on the cusp, and this will reveal the areas of life that will be influenced.
Here is a cheat sheet to help you with topics.
The sign of Taurus has to do with resources, money, and values. These are subjects are often activated with an eclipse in the sign of the bull. Since astrology is an instructive language, this eclipse tells us that we need to look at how we manage our financial matters, how we obtain goods, and what is important to us. I have long believed that our checkbooks reveal where our true values lie, because it is a ledger of what we purchase and where we spend our funds.
Since this eclipse is conjoined two negative fixed stars, we can expect financial woes to be headline news and potentially further problems with the supply chain. We can also expect political infighting related to money to become increasingly tense.
So, word to the wise – get your shopping done early this holiday season.
Monday, November 15, 2021
We start the week off with the Sun forming a square to Jupiter in Aquarius. Now, despite the aspect Jupiter attempts to expand any planet he contacts, which is a good thing. Sun-Jupiter lets you go for the gusto and achieve whatever you desire, as long as you stay focused and don’t get too carried away. However, you need to remember that the nature of Sun square Jupiter is to take things to extremes, and this can potentially lead to conflicts and burnout. With Sun square Jupiter, it’s always best to be mindful of other people’s perspectives and try to avoid letting your ego run the show. Self-importance is a color that’s never looked good on anyone.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
The solar energy from yesterday continues today as the Sun sextiles Pluto. Sun sextile Pluto is an aspect of reform. It’s an excellent day to make changes in your life, especially in areas that have been challenging. So, if you need to repair something broken in your life, now is the time to do it. You may also find that you are taking life more seriously, and this will help you make changes that ultimately improve your situation and make your life more manageable. Although Pluto likes to tear down things that are not working, and this can be troubling and painful, he always replaces them with things that are more viable and sustainable in the future.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Last week, we had the tumultuous buildup of Mercury-Mars-Saturn, and Mercury late last week transferred that frustration and tension to Uranus in Taurus. In astrologese, this is called ‘translation of light’. Since Mercury rules communication and thoughts, he has given Uranus plenty of time to brew, and may have ignited an urge to break free of any constraints that you have in your life. Today, explosive Mars joins the show as he opposes Uranus.
Mars oppose Uranus is a volatile aspect, and you may need to control your temper and pay close attention to your reactions. If you feel restricted or confined in any way, there may be a need to break free. However, if you decide to make changes, you may experience push back from those around you. Unhealthy and toxic situations may come to a head while this aspect is active. Stay on guard!
Thursday, November 18, 2021
After the intensity of Mars oppose Uranus, today may be a sigh of relief as Mercury trines Neptune in Pisces. You may feel the need to pull away from life’s difficulties and focus on doing things to maintain your soul. Self-care, meditation, and connecting with your inner self is recommended. You may even find that you are empathetic to other people, even if you disagree with them. Another way to work with Mercury trine Neptune is through creative projects. You will find your imagination is more active than normal, while this aspect is active.
Friday, November 19, 2021
Besides the potent lunar eclipse that occurs today, Venus forms a lovely trine to Uranus.
Venus trine Uranus brings a bit of excitement, especially if your days have been stale and flat. It’s an excellent day to shake things up and do something different. So, let your hair down, go out on the town, explore new options, and infuse your life with a bit of joy. But, as always with Uranus, expect the unexpected.
Saturday, November 20, 2021
On Saturday, Mercury in Scorpio forms a square to lucky Jupiter. Mercury-Jupiter aspects are optimistic, fun loving, perfect for conversations, and completing business deals. Since this aspect is a square, which can always cause minor complications or annoyances, make sure you read all the fine print before making a decision or signing documents. Check and verify everything!
Another noteworthy feature of Mercury-Jupiter aspect is its ability to plan and foresee the big picture. So, it’s excellent for developing strategies and creating long-term goals.
Sunday, November 21, 2021
It’s an auspicious day to get to the bottom of a situation and discover the truth, and the truth can be both internal and external. Your mind will work like a detective digging beneath the surface to find the facts necessary to support your cause. Since this is a helpful Mercury-Pluto aspect, you may find that people are more receptive to your thoughts, opinions, and ideas because your motives are to understand, not to control. But still, be mindful and choose your words wisely.
Later this evening, the Sun moves out of Scorpio, and Sagittarius season begins. It’s time to focus on the possible!
See you next week…