So, for the past few weeks, we have had minimal amounts of astrological aspects to deal with, but this week makes up for it with six major aspects and two sign changes.
What a way to start the holiday season, right?
The major player this week is Mercury who continues to move backward in Sagittarius. Retrograde planets force us to analyze (re-analyze) what has worked for us in the past, and to decide what doesn’t. Mercury in Sagittarius is amplified because Sagittarius is one of the two signs that help us analyze our ideas and beliefs about life. As the week progresses, take note of the events that occur because they will be guideposts to help you decide what is best for your future. Mercury in Sagittarius allows you to have a solid plan of action as you prepare for the New Year.
Remember, we do not make changes while Mercury is retrograde, we make them when Mercury goes direct and out of shadow, which is on Christmas Day (December 25th).
Monday, November 26, 2018
The week starts off with a pair of aspects that occur during the early morning hours – Sun conjunct Jupiter and Mercury retrograde square Mars.
Ordinarily, the Sun conjunct Jupiter is one of the most positive days of the year. This aspect expands how you view your life and gives you something to look forward to, but with Mercury and Mars in the mix, I am concerned.
Mercury square Mars tends to get involved in arguments and fights, and the more you need to stand up for your beliefs, the more forceful you will become. You may feel challenged by others, which may make you irritable. So, you could easily fly off the handle if someone annoys you too much, and you could easily react by taking them to task. It’s best not to take anything personal over the next few days. Additionally, Mercury square Mars is susceptible to accidents, so watch what you are doing carefully.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Tuesday brings us a whopping three aspects – Sun conjunct Mercury retrograde, Mars sextile Saturn, and Mercury retrograde conjunct Jupiter.
The hostile energy from Monday will continue to leak into Tuesday, so it might be best to avoid people as much as possible and focus on the positive energy that is available. First off, if you have projects that require an extra bit of effort, today would be a great day to tackle them. Any effort you put into anything you do will have a positive impact on your future. Otherwise, spend the bulk of your day looking at your big picture objectives because Mercury retrogrades power of reflection will uncover details you may have missed, which will help you feel better about your personal trajectory. On a good note, overall, Tuesday should be a good day.
The Moon moves through regal Leo on Wednesday but makes no aspects until the early morning on Thursday, which is a lovely sextile to Venus. It’s a good day to pamper yourself and do something enjoyable. Later this evening, you may want to have a date night with your significant other or children. If you are single, put your feet up and relax a little; after all, you deserve it.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Thursday is another lunar day, but the Moon will move out of Leo and into practical Virgo. You may find it difficult to stay focused on your activities with the Moon-forming difficult aspects to Mercury and Jupiter through mid-afternoon. Mercury will distract you and Jupiter would rather do something fun, so tasks and responsibilities may be difficult to manage. Thursday evening would be good for a night in because the lunar aspects continue to be challenging.
Friday, November 30, 2018
Friday brings us one of the most difficult days of the year for relationships with Venus in opposition to Uranus.
Venus-Uranus aspects are notorious for breakups. If your relationship is on rocky ground, then you may want to stay alert. You see, this aspect brings up your personal (or your partners) ambivalence and even the best of relationships get stale from time to time, but the default mode of this aspect is to focus on the behaviors of your partner and how they are not fulfilling your needs, rather than admit your own boredom. So, unresolved tensions easily rise to the surface that may cause disappointments, and for many, the need to be free of your relationship.
The key to working with Venus oppose Uranus constructively is to bring new elements into your relationship so it is exciting again. Do something to break up the monotony of day-to-day living. A little fun and enjoyment is often the most powerful love potion for struggling relationships.
This weekend both Mercury and Venus move into Scorpio. These sign changes present us with an opportunity to peak under the veil of your life and see things for how they are rather than the false constructs you create in your mind. Otherwise, the weekend should go rather smoothly with the Moon moving through Libra, and it is a great time to get holiday shopping out of the way.
See you next week…