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