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Planetary news this week: Inspiration and dreams, with a sprinkle of fairy dust

Astrological update for the week of November 27 – December 5, 2022

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It’s a pretty quiet week in the astrological skies, and the lunar influences will be more noticeable (scroll down for the details of the week). This is the end of the Sagittarius influences – next week Mercury and Venus will both enter Capricorn and pave the way for the Sun to move into Capricorn at the December Solstice on December 21st. Every change from one sign to the next brings a release of the matters of one sign and the introduction of something new, and from Sagittarius to Capricorn we transition from an expansive view of possibilities and optimism (Sagittarius) to a more focus and finely honed set of goals and objectives, with strategies for meeting those goals (Capricorn).

That’s what’s coming next week, but this week is the last of the buoyancy that Sagittarius brings and along with it, the tendency to overpromise and under-deliver.  With Ceres opposite Neptune having just peaked last week, we may not have the energy we think we do under the optimistic Sagittarius influences, so it’s a good week to conserve our energy while having a great time in the pursuit of Sagittarian happiness. Jupiter, the planetary ruler of Sagittarius, has just turned retrograde and is still virtually stationary in the sky making sure that we are looking for opportunities and the positive side to things. And Neptune, turning direct this week after a retrograde stint of about six months, is at a standstill with the siren call to experiences of magic and dreamy adventures which could bring bliss or ruin. Ideally the bliss part! At any rate, if you have planets between 20 and 25 degrees of […]

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3.30.21. Dive into your passions with the Scorpio Moon

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The Moon just entered Scorpio early this morning (EDT), and we will all be prone to heightened intensity of feelings and emotions for a couple of days.  Scorpio is a water sign of feeling, but it’s ruled by Mars which gives it a force of will and fierce emotions.  The sign that the Moon is in resonates deep within us and inspires the experience of that sign for about 84 hours (2.3 days), and right now we are all feeling through the Scorpio lens.  This is a time to dive deep into the reality of our own being, and discover the jewels that lie beneath our polite veneer that may still linger from the Libra Full Moon. 

Venus is in Aries, still at her peak after the superior conjunction this weekend, and today she harmonizes in a sextile to Saturn to help ground us and enhance a sense of stability in all of our interactions with others.  In Aries, Venus asks that we remember our own needs as we reach out to connect with others, and for a day or two Saturn can help this from creating difficulties.

Later in the day, after around 3 pm EDT, the Scorpio Moon challenges Uranus and then Saturn.  This can feel somewhat destabilizing, and would not be a good time to try to have a difficult conversation or smooth over a rocky relationship.  Better to either do that in the morning, or wait until Wednesday when the energies are somewhat easier. ❤️


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