Saturday, November 26, 2016

Mercury Enters Sagittarius, Scorpio New Moon, Venus Enters Capricorn

Mercury changes signs, entering Sagittarius, on Monday, Nov 28. The planet of Rational Thinking, Data, and Communications, will be in the sign of Beliefs & Philosophies for over two months. This is due to Mercury going through a retrograde period (Dec 19 - Jan 8) while it is in this sign. Sagittarius is devoted to its own subjective version of "Truth." This energy pattern of Mercury in Sagittarius tends to result in using Facts to support preconceived Ideology, i.e., twisting the data to prove a point.
The New Moon will be on Tuesday, Nov 29, @ 13 deg Sidereal Scorpio. This kicks off the Hindu lunar month of Margasiras, named for Mrigrashira, the nakshatra (lunar sign) of the Full Moon, which will be on Dec. 13. This lunar month is considered good for Pleasures & Sociability, Travel, Communications, and Sales. Mostly a lighthearted energy, which seems appropriate for the lead-up to the holiday season.
Venus changes signs, entering Capricorn, on Friday, Dec 2. The planet of Love and Pleasure doesn't fit so well in the sign of Practical Reality, as far as the romance factor goes. But the other significations of Venus: Agreement, Guidance, Value, Finance, etc. can benefit: Giving Useful Advice, Appreciation of real Value (cost), Prudent Financial Perspective, etc. Venus will be in Capricorn until Dec. 28.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Neptune Conjunct Ketu, Mercury Conjunct Saturn, Venus Conjunct Pluto

No planets changing signs this week, but there are some unusual combinations.
The Neptune-Ketu conjunction continues. The planet of Dreams combines with the significator of Past Karma @ 15 deg Aquarius, stimulating Social Idealism, Progressive Goals, Hopes for a Better World, etc.
Mercury is exactly conjunct Saturn @ 22 deg Scorpio on Wednesday, Nov 23. The planet of Rational Thinking, Ideas & Reasons, Communication, Media, etc. combines with the Reality Check planet in the sign of Secrets, Power, and Alliances. This energy pattern is in progress all this week, and tends to precipitate a Crisis in Thinking.
Venus is exactly conjunct Pluto @ 21 deg Sagittarius on Friday, Nov 25. The planet of Romance, Guidance, Pleasures, Finance, etc., combines with the planet of Destruction and Rebirth in the sign of Beliefs, Personal Truth, Convictions. With this energy combination there's an Love of & Attraction for Extreme Actions.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Full Moon in Aries, Neptune Conjunct Ketu

The Full Moon is on Monday, Nov 14, @ 28 deg Aries. This marks the culmination of the energies of the Hindu Lunar Month of Kartika, named for the nakshatra that the Full Moon falls in, Krittika. The energy of this lunar sign is good for acts requiring Initiative and Courage, Extreme Actions, Going Out & Defeating the Enemy.
Neptune is Conjunct Ketu @ 15 deg Aquarius this week. The planet of Dreams & Fantasies has been together with the South Node of the Moon, a Spiritual Indicator, all this year in the sign of Social Revolution. Both Neptune and Ketu have the flavor of Idealism. The height of that energy manifests during November, and is especially strong this week.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Venus Enters Sagittarius, Mercury Enters Scorpio

Venus changes signs, entering Sagittarius on Monday, Nov 7. The planet of Love & Devotion in the sign of Self-righteousness = Devotion to one's Own Beliefs. Just in time for election day. Sagittarius is a Fire sign, therefore Self-centered: not especially favorable for Venus, which manifests more of its downside: Selfishness. Venus will remain in Sagittarius until Dec 2.
Mercury changes signs, entering Scorpio on Tuesday, Nov 8. The planet of Rational Thinking, Ideas & Information, Study & Learning, enters the sign of Investigations & Research. Mercury is the planet of Making Choices, therefore Voting. Mercury will be changing signs in the middle of the US Election Day, approx 3 pm EST / noon PST. A planet changing signs is Weak & Vulnerable. Therefore the forecast for the US voting day indicates a lot of Uncertainty. However, by the end of the day, Mercury is solidly in Scorpio, a sign of Power and Decision. The election results will be subject to much controversy & scrutiny. Mercury remains in Scorpio until Nov 28.
Predictions for US Presidential Elections: (You tube video)
Preview of important planetary changes coming in 2017: available in new Newsletter.