In the Stars November 15-22, 2020...shining light on the astrology of the week


The week begins with a New Moon that occurred Saturday night Pacific time, early Sunday morning eastern time. The Scorpio New Moon draws us into things that are deep and mysterious. The coming week ends with the Sun’s shift into Sagittarius, ushering in a much more social energy, a social backdrop for the holiday season, which is sure to be a lot different this year due to Covid-19.

Mars has just turned direct in motion, so blocked energies may begin to loosen and move forward. We are still in the womb of the powerful Jupiter-Pluto conjunction that occurred on Thursday, November 12th. This big energy can move and transform things, hopefully in a positive direction.

Correction from last week's blog: Kamala Harris is black (and Asian), not African-American. Her father was Jamaican. Her mother was from India.

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We step into Sunday with a bounce as the Moon moves into optimistic Sagittarius. This is a good day for an autumn hike, and to take a long view. Relationship issues may need to be addressed as Venus squares Jupiter and Pluto. Expand your world through a book or an excursion.

Monday is another expansive, sunny day when the world seems a bit brighter. Get up and get going, and build some strong exercise into your day. You can dream a little. Brilliant ideas may flow from a Mercury-Uranus opposition, though you may also experience disruption.

The brilliance continues Tuesday, and this hard work day may deliver a few surprises. The Mercury-Uranus opposition can enable out-of-the-box thinking and excellent problem solving. We may be moved to address issues that need to be healed. Overall, it’s a day for buckling down and getting a lot of work done as soon as the Moon moves into Capricorn at 8:35 a.m. PST.

We may feel angry and frustrated on Wednesday morning as a result of a Moon-Mars square. Employ this challenging energy with vigorous exercise, which will ease frustration and make you feel stronger and more empowered. This is another day for strong work; a benefic Sun-Saturn sextile gives structure and focus. As the day turns to night, we are impassioned. You may want to work late into the night to take advantage of the strong power surge.

The Moon makes edgy squares with Jupiter and Pluto and Pallas Athena in the wee hours Thursday morning, pushing us onward toward our work and goals. The main aspect of the day is a Venus-Saturn square which cautions us to be prudent with financial matters, and to honor our relational commitments. Mid-day at 12:25 p.m. the Moon moves into Aquarius and offers some welcome detachment from current cultural and political matters. Our perspective broadens and becomes more objective.

Friday is a relatively easy day. Connect with a friend…and broaden social concerns. The Moon becomes void of course at 4:49 p.m. PST, so take a pause after that, and relax into the weekend.

Saturday the Moon is void of course all day. As a result, it’s not a day for shopping or definitive activities, but rather a day for reading, handling routine email, and attending to insignificant routine tasks. The Sun moves into sunny Sagittarius for the month ahead, ushering in the exuberant sign’s social energy just in time for the holidays. It’s time to party, but we’re not partying due to Covid-19! Sprint toward optimism, and expand your horizons. Vigorous exercise makes you feel good.

Sunday, the day of rest, is softened by a Pisces Moon. We want to take it easy, and perhaps escape into a movie. A Moon-Uranus sextile may bring opportunity, or at least a nod toward something different. A Ceres-Venus trine brings good tidings and harmony.

The Pisces Moon makes numerous positive aspects on Monday. Mercury makes a benefic trine to Neptune. Vision and higher consciousness are accessible, and this energy is especially welcome in light of our political landscape. Take your own vision to a higher level.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Optimistic, energetic day. Take a hike. Expand your world through a good read.

Monday: Sunny, expansive day. Get moving. Brilliant ideas flow.

Tuesday: Buckle down, work hard, and be open to surprises.

Wednesday: Strong work day. Get vigorous exercise.

Thursday: Push toward your goals. Later in the day, detach and take a broader perspective.

Friday: Easy day. Connect with friends and tune into the collective. Enjoy a relaxing evening.

Saturday: Moon VoC until 8:05 PM; tend to insignificant routine tasks. Sun moves into optimistic Sagittarius.

Sunday: Easy, harmonious Sabbath rest day.

Monday: Take your vision and inspiration to a higher level.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (October 27-December 15)

1. Make time for date nights with your beloved.

2. Mediate or clean up rough edges in relationships.

3. Do fall clean-up in your garden.

4. Set a beautiful table.

5. Beautify your home.

6. Look your best—even if you’re home alone.

7. Speak well and be gracious.

8. Create harmony.

9. Play inspiring music.

10. Walk in beauty.


Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it is difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work. Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle): Pacific Standard Time:

November 15: 3:13 a.m. – 7:47 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

November 16 at 11:54 PM through November 17 at 8:35 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

November 19: 8:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

November 20 at 4:49 p.m. through November 21 at 8:05 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

November 24: 2:44 a.m. – 7:05 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

November 26, Thanksgiving: 3:46 p.m. – 7:43 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

November 29: 4:48 a.m. – 8:16 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

November 30 at 8:23 p.m. through December 1 at 7:33 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

December 4: 2:29 a.m. – 4:53 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

December 5 at 2:27 p.m. through December 6 at 11:46 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

December 8: 2:35 p.m. – 4:01 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

December 10: 4:56 p.m. -5:59 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

December 12: 5:57 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

November 15: 11:13 – 15:47 (Moon into Sagittarius)

November 17: 7:54 - 15:35 (Moon into Capricorn)

November 19: 15:30 a.m. – 20:25 (Moon into Aquarius)

November 21 at 0:49 p.m. through November 22 at 4:05 (Moon into Pisces)

November 24: 10:44 – 15:05 (Moon into Aries)

November 26, Thanksgiving at 23:46 through November 27 at 3:43 (Moon into Taurus)

November 29: 12:48 – 16:16 (Moon into Gemini)

December 1 at 4:23 through December 2 at 3:33 (Moon into Cancer)

December 4: 10:29 – 12:53 (Moon into Leo)

December 5 at 22:27 through December 6 at 19:46 (Moon into Virgo)

December 8 at 22:35 through December 9 at 0:01 (Moon into Libra)

December 11: 0:56 - 13:59 (Moon into Scorpio)

December 13: 1:57 – 2:30 (Moon into Sagittarius)

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