Monday, November 28, 2022

Astrology of November 28 - Dec 4


We start off the week in Crescent Phase.   On Monday the 28th there is a beautiful aspect between Mars and Saturn, if you have a lot on your To-Do list, use the energy of Monday to get through it all.    Tuesday is a cross currents day.   Mercury, the planet of communication is razor sharp.  Mars oppose Mercury can bring out arguments.    But then there is also a sextile with Saturn that suggests mature thinking.   This is a day of taking no nonsense.  Not from others and perhaps not from self.    On 11/30 we move into first quarter moon.   Seeds we planted on New Moon now need tending and actions.   Finding faith and acting upon it will lift up the goals/themes of the New.    Near the end of First Quarter moon Neptune stations direct at 22/23 Pisces.   Not going to lie, Neptune traveling through Pisces is hard on the world's psyche.   Leaning into humanitarian and the tender takes the edge off that which seems downright crazy.    Gibbous Moon activates our independence and refining our ability to have agency over our own life and path.    While there may be hurdles, there will also be rumination to figure out a plan that can be helpful later down the road, seeking advice from those outside our immediate circle could be helpful.  


Crescent Moon Phase

November 26, 2022

9:40pm PST 


Focus on: What are you learning about your executive abilities?   What are you learning about business?  What are you learning from your ‘inner’ CEO?   What are you learning about leading organizations?  


Special Focus

11/28:  Mars trine Saturn.  Get your actions on!  Mars will help you navigate even the most difficult tasks. 

11/29:  Mercury oppose Mars.  Argumentative thoughts and words.  Provocative conversation.  Watch the rhetoric.   

11/29:  Mercury sextile Saturn. Structured thinking.   Contained conversation. 


First Quarter Moon 

November 30 

6:36am  PDT  


Focus on:  What actions are you taking that connect with creativity?  What actions lean into mystical?   What actions are fuzzy but rely on trust? 


Special Note

11/30 Venus opposition Mars.  Love and actions seem at odds.  Spirited conversations.   Love of talk.  Love of quick actions.  

12/1: Mercury Square Neptune.  Thoughts and talking not all above board.   Finding truth a wee bit difficult.  

12/1 Venus trine Saturn.  Responsible love.  Showing up out of love and duty.  It is easy. 

12/3 Neptune station direct 22 Pisces 39 (see separate post) 


Gibbous Moon

December 3  

10:08pm PST    



Focus on:  How are you refining your ability to “put me first?” How are you refining your self-determination abilities?   How are you refining leadership?  How are your refining independence? 


Special focus

12/3: Venus square Neptune.  Illusionary, dreams and fantasy, are they reachable?  Or is the love not there?  

12/5: Mercury square Jupiter.  Large conversations.  Large opinions.  Rhetoric not helpful. 

12/6: Mercury enters Capricorn 


Saturday, November 26, 2022

Neptune Station Direct: Dec 3, 2022


Neptune Mosaic.  Source unknown. 



Mar 7:  Neptune enters Shadow

June 28:  Neptune retrograde (25 Pisces 27)

Dec 3: Neptune Direct (22 Pisces 39)

Mar 24, 2023:  Neptune exits shadow 


Neptune is in the final ten degrees of Pisces.  Neptune is dreamy, soft, and muted.  Neptune speaks to our intuition and Pisces doubles down on those things that can’t be explained.    Are we aspirational?  Or are we delusional?   It is good to remember that the last time Neptune was in these degrees of Pisces was the middle of the 1850s.  A creative period, the camera was invented.  Also delusional as a country kept pivoting thinking it could continue on as a slave nation.  


Neptune can dissolve barriers.  It softens hard edges.   Keeping our feet on the ground can be challenging around the date of station direct.  What has come up since June 28?   Where did we feel misguided?   Who lied?  Or did we lie?  Did we get lost in booze, drugs, fantasy, or conspiratorial rabbit holes?  Which are all the darker side of Neptune.   Now as it straightens out are we on the other side of a dream or fantasy?    Or did we fantasize about a future that we want?   Can we take this time before the next retrograde in 2023 to figure out a plan to realize those dreams?   


It is interesting that before Neptune was discovered, Jupiter was the ruling planet of Pisces.     We are of course loaded with big Jupiter energy this 29-day cycle and his sibling Neptune also gets our attention.    Faith, trust, creativity, dreaming our future all seem to be on the table.     

Jupiter station direct November 23, 2022


A statue of Jupiter.  Source unknown. 

Important Jupiter dates: 

May 4 Jupiter enters shadow (28 Pisces 48)

May 11 Jupiter enters Aries 

July 28 Jupiter retrograde 

October 28 Jupiter re-enters Pisces 

November 23 Jupiter stations direct 28 Pisces 48 (Sag new moon)

December 20 Jupiter re-enters Aries 

February 14, Jupiter exits shadow (16 Aries 26)


Jupiter spends about five months retrograde every year.   Once Jupiter finishes up a sign, it will be twelve years before it returns.  Jupiter is the greatest teacher planet, so when it stations direct it is   always beneficial to take time to reflect on what has transpired and what can be learned from the retrograde period.  


What has come up since July 28 where you have had to lean into being a bridge?   What worlds have you joined together?  How have you pivoted your philosophies?   Where have you deepened your education?   What have you learned?   While Jupiter was in Pisces how have you responded to humanitarian needs?   How have you been generous with compassion?   While Jupiter was in Aries how have you been out front for you?   What bigness did you bring to your ‘identity’?  The next time Jupiter will be in Pisces will be 2033.   Learn the most you can between now and Dec 20 when Jupiter returns to Aries.  Once in Aries we are expanding our need for self-determination.  We need to get out there and find our path, our independence.   We get fiery about our personal place in the word.   We lean into “Me”.   Guess what?  That’s okay.   

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Sag New Moon. November 23

Stoking a Sag Fire.  Unknown source 

The Sagittarius New Moon lands November 23.    It is early in the Sag season but welcomed.   It was a long year.  Find your inspiration for 29 days.  

My article is on Margaret Wendt's website

Monday, November 21, 2022

This Week: Nov 20 - Nov 28


Photo: Zodiac Arts 

November 20, 2022 

3:07am PST   


Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new.  



Focus on:  How are you releasing wishy washy?  How are you releasing non-committal?  How are you releasing Tit4Tat?  How are you releasing passive-aggressiveness?  



Special focus:

11/20: Sun trine Jupiter.  Joy and calm and peace are amplified.  Quiet resolve.  

11/21: Mercury conjunct Venus.  Fun, parties, flirty, light but playful conversation.   



New Moon November 23, 2022  2:57pm 1 Sagittarius 38 

Jupiter station direct at 3:02pm PST 28 Pisces 48 

Post to Come. 

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Astrology Week of Nov 13 - 20



November 12, 2022    

5:00am PST    



Focus on:  How are you sharing your feelings?  How are your emotions giving insight into you?   And into others?  How are your feelings joining with others?   How are you teaching others through your emotions?  How is family helping you teach others?  




Special focus:

11/12: Mercury trine Neptune.  Gentle thoughts and kind conversation.   Meditation and reflection great today.  

11/13: Venus sextile Pluto.  Love and letting stuff go enhance values.  Good money day. 

11/14: Mercury sextile Pluto.  Fresh thinking comes with letting old thinking die.  Easy to pivot day. 

11/14: Sun trine Neptune.  Beauty, creativity and humanitarianism is seen as a resource to draw strength. 

11/15: Venus trine Jupiter.   Love of big.  Big love.  Values, money and creativity are in sync.  

11/15:  Venus enters Sag  





Last Quarter Moon Phase

November 16, 2022

5:27am PST    





Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living “The serenity prayer” 


God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.




Focus on:

How are you acting on your strength?  How are you calling upon bravery?  How are using drama to strengthen your power?   How are you tapping love to be big?    Where are you needing ‘showmanship’?



Special focus 

11/16:  Mercury trine Jupiter.  Big thoughts.  Big joyful communication.  Expanding our world through small trips. 


11/17: Mercury enters Sag

11/18: Sun sextile Pluto.   We let stuff go and get an influx of joy and rebirth and practical applications to something that needs concrete response. 

11/19: Mars Square Neptune.  Facts are a bit fuzzy.   Motivations can be inspired or tapping vague unknown.   



Saturday, November 5, 2022

Taurus Lunar Eclipse. November 8. Of course it is on Nov 8.


Total Lunar Eclipse 

November 8, 2022

3:01am PST 

16 Taurus 00

16 Scorpio 00 


We are heading towards practicality, the focus on comfort and what makes life easier or secure with this Taurus lunar full moon.   That sounds easy enough, “Hello, Room Service, send me breakfast.”    But this is an eclipse.   The total lunar eclipse means the shadow of earth covers the moon.  Something is rubbing up against that ‘security’.   What does it mean to be secure?  Does one person’s security rub up against another person’s freedom?   The eclipse suggests that the desire for security may not be wrong but are there costs that need our attention?   Adding to the instability of the normally stable Taurus, is the moon on Uranus (less than one degree).   This full moon has something coming from out of the blue and changing the comfort priorities.    Something different and unexpected pops up. 


Saturn at 18 Aquarius forms a T square with Sun in Scorpio, Moon in Taurus.   While we may find the three-day full moon brimming with instability, change and electricity (Uranus) but also Saturn brings a sobriety.  It could be cold and it could be a wet blanket on some goals or still there could be a calming influence from the wiser and older voices.   Less is more on some level.  


The Sun, Mercury and Venus are opposing the full moon in Scorpio.    Scorpio the sign of death and rebirth, demands something die so something new can be born.   What should die will be exposed by Uranus.   On a personal level, we may find that we were heading in a direction that made sense but something unexpected pops up and we must re-evaluate.   Venus in Scorpio reminds us to love self and others and it is okay to deserve a better option if the other one now makes no sense.    Mercury in Scorpio pushes our intellect to assess the situation and go deep on whatever comes up.   The Sun in Scorpio drills down on the power to jettisoned and walk away.   The work of course is to trust by walking away something better will come along.  


It goes without saying that this Lunar Eclipse on November 8th will be in the mix on some level with the USA Midterm elections.    Because Uranus rules the unexpected, it seems this is ripe for a win in races that 'no one saw coming'.    Who and where  is hard to say.   Uranus rules things electronic and cyber,  which is a wee bit disconcerting, since voting booths rely on electricity and software that works.   Hopefully, a lot of people will early vote.  I have my own eye on GenZ turnout.  That could be in this Uranus story.   Lots going on this election day and of course we are in the middle of the USA Pluto Return.  We are where we were in 1776 for the first time in 240+ years.    This election, at this time in the USA History (and World history), is critical and every American should vote.   Now is not the time to lean into jaundice.   Every vote is a voice.   The USA has Mars in Gemini and here we are with a Taurus lunar eclipse and a Mars retrograde in Gemini, your voice is important.   Vote and tell a friend to vote as well.   Drive to your polls together!