Monday 11/18/2019: Sneak Peek at the Week; Mercury Direct & Other Planetary Shifts

Alll-righty then!

The start of the work week is driven by the Moon in rip, roarin’ Leo, looking for a stage upon which to shine or a royal edict to pronounce. A fun Moon in Leo exercise is to pay someone a compliment — and see how they handle the appreciation. Around 1:53 PM ET, Moon squares Mercury, suggesting a creative expression demanding depth along with a sense of play.

General notes for the week: there are no exact aspects among the planets — except from the Moon — until Sunday. We’ll feel the tension building to a release all week. Meanwhile, two planets will change signsSun and Mars. One planet changes directionMercury. A fourth planet — Jupiter — is also worth noting, as it is almost through with its year-long sojourn in Sagittarius, the sign it rules. It leaves Sag for Capricorn on December 2, where its expansive and jovial nature must then find a way to conform to Capricorn’s insistence on status, structure and achievement — through all of 2020. But before it exits Sag, Jupiter will make contact with the Galactic Center — i.e., 27 degrees of Sagittarius. Ooh, what’s that?

The Galactic Center is a “supermassive black hole” around which everything in our galaxy revolves. The black hole seems to be a source of massive radio waves, so if one had a planet or point around 26-27 Sagittarius in the horoscope, that planet/point might be exceptionally tuned in to messages from Central Command. Peri Lyons (a gifted intuitive I’ve mentioned before), would be one example, as her Sun and Ascendant are connected to the Galactic Center– and she is quite a channel. I have a planet in touch with the GC, too. How about you? If you would like a few paragraphs of personal insights on the Galactic Center in your horoscope — and how it may be personally affected by Jupiter this week, I will be happy to oblige. Toss $44 into my Cosmic Tip Jar. Send me your birth data via this form — and stay tuned!

The rest of the week goes like this:

  • TUESDAYMars leaves Libra for Scorpio at 2:41 AM ET, where it will advance its heroic agenda with ruthless precision until January 3rd. Mars functions much more effectively in Scorpio than it does in Libra, so this is an improvement. The day continues to be driven by a Leo Moon, which goes void at 4:11 PM ET. Chill until 8:54 PM ET, when Moon enters Virgo and seeks to clean up any mess made during Leo’s party. 4:11 PM ET is also the time of the Third Quarter Moon, suggesting a challenge or an advance in the wake of whatever was illuminated by last week’s Full Moon. Other than that, the Moon is well-supported by aspects from Venus, Jupiter and Mars. Any caution against rushing to hit “send” on an initiative that is not expressly intended to “RE” anything (reorganize, reconnect, etc.) is reflected by Mercury retrograde. Once again it’s slowing to a virtual standstill (from our perspective here on Earth), inviting us to maintain FOCUS as it turns direct on….
  • WEDNESDAY — at 2:12 PM ET. Between now and December 7th, we’ll have a chance to review all the ideas that seemed so great in recent weeks. Make the adjustments required and carry on. ‘Round midnight ET, the perfection sought by the Virgo Moon may be fogged up or idealized by an opposition to Neptune. For artists and other creative/soulful types, this can be inspiring.
  • THURSDAY — An excellent day to sort things out and push for details. The Moon is in Virgo all day and does not go void until 10:31 PM ET — and then for just under an hour. If you are new to this forecast and unfamiliar with the term “Moon void,” here’s a primer on how to handle it. Note a potential aesthetic indulgence or conflict around 2:39 PM ET, as Moon squares Venus in boundary-pushing Sagittarius. More expansion is suggested around 7:25 PM ET, as the Moon then squares Jupiter. Once in Libra at 11:20 PM ET, the Moon shifts gears from perfection to people-pleasing.
  • FRIDAY — No exact aspects to the Moon on this day can make your TGIF feel as if it’s stuck in first gear. Keep chuggin’ along, adjusting to Mercury’s shift from retrograde to direct. Today at 10 AM ET, we have the third planetary shift of the week: the Sun leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius. This is also an improved condition, as the gaseous fireball that is the Sun thrives in Sagittarius, a Fire Sign.
  • SATURDAY — the wet blanket or authoritarian advance you may have experienced around 3:53 AM ET was reflecting the Libra Moon’s square to patriarchal Saturn. At 10:31 AM ET, Moon makes its weekly clash with Pluto, suggesting a power play or emotional catharsis. Your Saturday night date is blessed by a cooperative connection among the Moon, Venus and Jupiter, exact at 9 PM and 9:49 PM ET, respectively. Let the good times roll! Moon goes void at 9:49 PM ET and plunges into Scorpio on…
  • SUNDAY — AT 12:58 PM ET. A Scorpio Moon needs emotional depth, power and control. This particular Scorpio Moon is happening in the last days of the lunar cycle, apt for clandestine meetings and other activities one hopes will fly under the radar. And Scorpio is so skilled at keeping secrets — some of which may be quite daring and expansive. Headlines this morning may be startling. At 6:56 AM ET, the Scorpio Moon meets up with Mars, primed for action. At 6:31 AM ET, Moon opposes rebel Uranus, suggesting a jolt or other upset to the status quo. At 8:33 AM ET, Venus meets up with Jupiter in Sagittarius. If you were born around the 19th of December, March, June or September…or if you have a planet or angle around 28 degrees of just about any sign (but especially Sagittarius), I would like to know how you are personally experiencing the expansive and (usually) fortunate potential suggested by this meet-up. We’re sure to read about a few of them in the news.
  • SUNDAY — But wait, there’s more: at 11:49 AM ET, action hero Mars — so very strong in Scorpio — opposes Uranus. This is the release of the buzz that has been building over the past few days. Its potential includes shocks and breakthroughs involving explosives, sports, technology (and astrology), men and seismic activity. We’ll hear about it around 10:50 PM ET, when the Moon meets up with Mercury (how we need to think and communicate). As they say in TeeVee News, “film at 11…”

And now, the news.

Last week we were talking about Monday’s transit of Mercury, closely followed by Tuesday’s Full Moon in Taurus. Here’s that forecast, if you missed it. Guess whose horoscope was directly affected? Exhibit A: Marie Yovanovitch, the summarily dismissed and maliciously maligned former ambassador to Ukraine. Did you watch her testify on the second day of the public impeachment hearings on Friday? I wish I could say that everyone on the flight to NY from New Orleans was glued to their TV screens, but most were playing video games or watching movies featuring guns and car chases.

Anyhoo, Marie Yovanovitch kept her cool, as you’d expect her to do as a Scorpio born on 11/11/58 in Montreal (unknown birth time). Her Sun and Venus were activated by Mercury’s transit and the Full Moon — and perhaps her Scorpio Moon was, too. Oh — and she has Jupiter and Neptune in Scorpio — this is a woman on a mission, thank you very much. She is fiercely independent and innovative, suggested by her Sun-Venus conjunction’s square to rebel Uranus, as well as this NYT op-ed. We can also understand why P45 would find her such a threat. He made that clear by badmouthing her via tweet as she was testifying. Guess where her Mars is? At 25 Taurus, right on his Midheaven and square his Mars. Know who else has Mars at 25 Taurus? Nancy Pelosi (who also has a fearless Scorpio Moon).

Exhibit B: Prince Andrew, who went on the telly last week to say he has no recollection of ever meeting Virginia Giuffre and can’t explain the photo of him smiling with his arm wrapped around the then 17-year-old’s waist. The planet in his horoscope ruling matters of significant others and shared values/investments was activated. Virginia Giuffre, as you may recall, is one of Jeffrey Epstein’s many accusers. The interview has been widely panned (says the NYT) as “nuclear explosion bad.” Prince Andrew’s horoscope is scheduled for major activity in 2020, starting in January. That’s when his Midheaven (career/public status) will be challenged by squares from both Saturn and Pluto, suggesting streamlining and transformation.

Exhibit C was affected by the Full Moon — and especially the Mercury transit, as it built on communications that happened in 2015 and 2016 (re-read Monday’s forecast for details). Senior White House staffer and Stephen Miller made headlines when a trove of 900 emails he’d sent to a writer at Breitbart were leaked by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The emails revealed that Mr. Miller sought to sought to “promote white nationalism, far-right extremist ideas and anti-immigrant rhetoric,” according to the Washington Post. When were those emails written? In a 15-month period between 2015 and 2016. What planet in his horoscope was activated? His regal Mars in Leo, ruler of the area of his horoscope that refers to written communication and how he needs to think. It’s just amazing how many people with Mars in Leo are making news for arguably authoritarian ways of being and doing.

UPDATE: on the ongoing upsets to the status quo involving all things related to Taurus, as Uranus travels through the sign of the bull:

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Avid Readers may recall that P45’s horoscope was up for a considerable squeeze starting in November and continuing through 2020.

UPDATE: on Pete Buttigieg, who has taken a decisive lead in the Iowa polls. We still do not have a confirmed birth time for his horoscope, but with transiting Jupiter meeting up with his natal Neptune last Wednesday, we can see how his ability to be seen as an inspiration at his time would be amplified. A sextile to Pluto from Jupiter would reflect easy access to power and resources.

In other news…there are leaks and more leaks…some of which involve the authoritarian themes reflecting Saturn in Capricorn, as it prepares to meet up with Pluto (extremism) on January 12th:

Finally, add last week’s dreamy/foggy Venus-Neptune square:

  • Boris Johnson’s special friend Jennifer Arcuri bemoaning how she has kept his secrets, only to be cast aside “like a one-night stand”
  • Venus refers to art; Neptune refers to floods. Venice has been underwater for days
  • NYT columnist Frank Bruni compares Devin Nunes to romance novelist Danielle Steel. Venus-Neptune — that’s romantic — and Bruni really has a way with words in this op-ed, as in “the Cirque du Soleil of c’est la vie….”
  • Venus-Neptune patterns also refer to compassion and healing. The Good News Network always delivers

Thank you for reading this forecast. And thanks to Avid Reader Katya for sharing this photo of her valiant effort to watch last Monday’s transit of Mercury — on a day with Mercury retrograde…d’oh!



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