STARGAZING — Nov. 26th through Dec. 2nd, 2018

STARGAZING — Nov. 26th through Dec. 2nd, 2018

Chatter, discussions and all sorts of communication is in the spotlight this week, even though Mercury is still retrograde; it’s going to make three different aspects as well as change signs, moving back into Scorpio.

The Moon will be in Cancer to start the week, so family and home activities are favored. There are minor challenges on Monday. Fortunately, the most difficult challenge is while USA people are asleep. This can lead to restless sleep or those dreams that exhaust you before you wake up. Mercury has a strike or two against it and things could get tricky if you’re trying to get out important messages.

A sharp-tongued Mercury-Mars square isn’t going to help matters get any easier. Note: People buying big ticket items or Christmas gifts should wait until Mercury gets out of retrograde on the 6th. Of course nobody listens except Neal, Scott, and perhaps Max.

In fact, there is a lot of talk and a lot of quick projects starting the workweek, so you’ll find yourself keeping on the move.

The good news is that if you get into trouble on Monday, it will be easy to straighten it all out on Tuesday. When Mercury moves out of the trouble spots and conjuncts with the Sun and Jupiter. There is a short-term Sun-Moon fire trine, Sag and Leo, that reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously.

The Moon moves into Virgo on Thursday and Friday, supporting completing all those tasks on your list. It is also good for healthy food and an inner cleanse.

On Friday, relationship planet Venus is on the opposite side of the sky from Uranus. Venus wants to share in relationships and Uranus wants to go off and do his own independent thing. Be prepared and get ready. Because this face-off in Cardinal signs (Aries/Libra) brings a face-off between me and you! It points to relationship problems and perhaps a sudden breakup.

Allow me to point your attention to the G20 summit in Argentina on that day. It will be interesting to see what those discussions bring between Russia, China, North Korea, and the United States. A big change in how world events continue is certain. It’s best to try to be friendly in your relationships and do not push people to make any commitments on Friday.

December is a relatively quiet month compared to November. Ambitious Mars is in gentle Pisces all month, which is great for spiritual activities, holiday preparations, movies, and soothing music. Jupiter, which just moved into Sagittarius, is a party animal, so plan to participate in holiday events.

Venus moves into Scorpio on Sunday, Dec, 2nd, which that both communications an relationships will become more intense and obsessive. On Sunday the energies can be difficult and rub some people to wrong way. So be loving and perhaps shut your mouth!

Stargazing — Week of November 19th through November 25, 2018

Stargazing — Week of November 19th through November 25, 2018

Thanksgiving week brings us all some overflowing astrological abundance including a Full Moon, squares, trines, a change of signs as we move into Sagittarius, as well as a very lucky conjunction.

The week starts on an aggressive tone, with the Moon in Aries to begin the week. Be especially careful of attempting to go too fast, especially Monday as quick Mercury, now retrograde, challenges do-it-bigger Jupiter. This can lead to aggressive drivers at the start of this busy travel holiday week. The Mars/Jupiter square in Pisces makes the results a bit lighter than usual. There may be travel delays, but you know you’ll get through it. Avoid the tendency to over extend yourself. Take a break when needed.

The Sun trines Chiron on Tuesday reminding you not to work too hard and exhaust yourself for the weekend fun. Take time to meditate, widen your vision, and open yourself up for new adventures.

Thanksgiving Day is also the 55th year anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This occurs about every seven years. As we pause to remember that life changing time, let us also remember where we all are now. Amidst he pressures of daily life, how easily we can lose sight of our Spiritual senses. We can all but forget our benefactor and take for granted His gifts. It is by cultivating a grateful heart that we are able to see beyond the veil of maya and perceive Spirit behind His many guises. Thoughts of thankfulness and appreciation — even for little things — lighten our hearts and uplift our consciousness. As we reach out to family, the needy, and our community. When we bring in our Spiritual nature for this Holiday and allow this energy to lead us, we are drawn closer to Spirit, opening wider the possibility for these blessings to flow unobstructed into our lives.

On Thursday the 22nd, the Thanksgiving Day holiday, the Moon is in its quiet void-of-course phase until early evening. This brings us a more subdued holiday under this introspective energy. The tone does change with the Full Moon entering Gemini for Black Friday and Saturday. Also, Neptune turns direst, after a five month retrograde, making choosing your gifts for others a bit easier. Expect everyone to be in a hurry, going from place to place, activity to activity, and lots of talk and chatter. Watch your rear when in traffic. This Neptune energy also brings us high ideals and compassion, which is much needed in these times. Spend some time in meditation and opening to new ideas this weekend.

The Full Moon is on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd at one degree Gemini. This is an excellent time to share your ideas, especially those regarding travel, higher philosophy, publishing, and education.

However, Mercury continues to be retrograde until December 6th. Allow flexibility in your plans and don’t believe everything you hear.


The life-giving Sun is aligned with Jupiter on Sunday, making it the luckiest day of the year, and generosity and enthusiasm is high. Action planet Mars is making a challenge to this Full Moon. Check to see if both you and those in your life are willing to take action on their ideas or just like the sound of their own voice. Still, it is a good time to give voice to your big ideas-just take a wait-and-see attitude to determine where the actual action or inaction will be.

As the week ends and the Holiday Season is in full force, there is a general sense of well-being and optimism assuring us that everything is going to turn out right. Just watch it that you don’t try to expand too much with thoughts of greed.

The adaptable signs of Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces are suggesting that you be flexible, at least until New Year’s Day.

Stargazing— Week of November 12th through November 18th, 2018

Stargazing— Week of November 12th through November 18th, 2018

Last Thursday Jupiter made its entrance into Sagittarius, the sign of spontaneity and excitement. This transit of Jupiter in it’s favorite sign, encourages you to take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way, even if you aren’t normally the adventurous type

Jupiter in Sagittarius also reminds us to trust in something higher than ourselves, and that things have a way of working out on their own. Moderation won’t come naturally now, but there’s always a way to have a great time without being irresponsible and reckless. Trust the Universe to bring in balance.

Mars is the star of the week as it moves from Aquarius, where it has been for six months, and moves into Pisces. Mercury retrogrades in Sagittarius on Friday as Venus turns back into direct motion in Libra.

The Moon is in serious Capricorn on Monday and Tuesday, so tend to practical tasks and responsibilities.

Tuesday and Wednesday supports meeting with friends and sharing innovative ideas. Begin to make out your Holiday list, but don’t shop or mail cards out until Mercury goes direct on December 6th.

On Thursday afternoon, Mars moves into Pisces until early January. Because the warrior was retrograde over the summer, meaning that he spent an abnormally long time in Aquarius, the energy will feel very different. Mars aggressive drive may feel toned down but can bring in a creative and spiritual atmosphere. Pisces is soft, intuitive and compassionate. Open up to a higher vision for your life, and tune in to how you can take steps to bring forth a new level of your spiritual side into you life. This energy can also help to “put out fires” so let’s pray that that happens in California.

On Friday, Venus ends her retrograde cycle since October 5th, and mental Mercury begins his retrograde cycle lasting until December 6th. Your values have been shifting over the past six weeks and now it is time to rethink how you can adapt your outer life to those inner changes. The Moon is in sensitive Pisces on Friday and Saturday, great for a movie, meditation, some fantasy romance, or spiritual activities.

Take time out over the weekend to reassess what is working in your life and what isn’t. If you discover that you have mad some poor decisions over the past six months, time to readjust or make amends. Mars new energy helps you unlock your hidden potential and become the best “you” that you can be. And really, what’s more exciting than that?

Stargazing — Week of November 5th through November 11th, 2018

Stargazing — Week of November 5th through November 11th, 2018



The keyword for this week is transformation. It is equally important for you to look at what you already have and give gratitude. An intense New Moon, the most powerful one in 2018, and some trines as well as two sign changes are happening this first week in November.

Tuesday, November 6th brings us the mid-term elections day in the USA. Sensitivity is high and compassion for others in on the upswing. This energy also highlights artistic, creative talents and your inner spiritual beliefs. Also, Uranus retrogrades back into Aries for its last dance, which could have some kind of negative effect on the elections.

At the New Moon it’s time to see whether things need upgrading or improvement, especially around the time of the New Moon on 

Wednesday the 7th. If you can upgrade or recycle something that has aged, then terrific, otherwise it’s time to discard it. As Jupiter leaves Scorpio, reflect on this past year and give appreciation to those who helped and supported you throughout the year. Mending relationships becomes important this week. Put the past behind you and move forward. Time to put your energies into relationships 

that are working and feel meaningful and avoid the ones that don’t.

The New Moon on Nov. 7th also has you focusing on work and health issues. Sometimes its small changes that lead to big improvements such as adding a daily walk to your routine; do yoga or meditation and fins an affirmation that sets your day in an empowering and positive way. It also energizes your domestic life, making this a good time to redecorate your home or mend a relationship with a family member. Embrace your shadow, make a new start, and let go of what you no longer need.

Jupiter moves into its home sign of Sagittarius on Thursday, November 8th. Lucky Jupiter returns to its home base once every twelve years for twelve months. This energy brings with it happiness, gratitude, generosity and a strong sense of optimism. The energies encourage travel, higher education as well as highlighting sports and spiritual matters.

The downside of Jupiter in Sagittarius is that it can also bring over indulgence, weight gain, and spending that can go to the extremes. So easy does it everyone.

On Friday, November 9th we have the final Mars – Venus trine for 2018. These two planets are in air signs, and the same signs they were in last August, which can bring in another strong balance point for your one-on-one relationships.

With the Moon in Sagittarius for the weekend, getting out and celebrating, or perhaps going to the Veteran’s Day parade, brings a sense of warmth and comfort. Time to remember and thank so many of our soldiers who have done so much for us, our freedom, and this country.

STARGAZING — Week of October 29th through November 4th, 2018

STARGAZING — Week of October 29th through November 4th, 2018

This week brings Halloween and the end of daylight savings time. Also, there is healing past karmic relationships and two sign changes. Venus moves back into Libra to relieve some tensions in the home and Mercury moves into Sagittarius. Time to plan for the upcoming Holidays.

The moon is in Cancer to begin the week, so eat healthy food and take care of home and family matters. Mercury and Jupiter align Monday morning, making this a great time to get up early and get a head start on projects and communications. It’s also a time to let bygones be bygones and to forgive and forget.

On Tuesday evening, Mercury enters “big picture” sign Sagittarius where it will mostly be into early January. Mercury turns retrograde on November 16, so the next couple weeks gives you hints about what the communications breakdown cycle will be about (perhaps upsetting your Thanksgiving Day plans.)

Halloween on Wednesday is nice with some good weather, under a children-centered Leo moon, but not overly eventful. Venus moves backwards into Libra on the 31st as part of her re-balancing of relationships work during the current Venus retrograde cycle. This harmony will last until December. At the same time Mercury moves into Sagittarius and your mind begins to overflow with new ideas and projects. Be careful now, because the mind can be so busy thinking that it forgets to act through a practical and positive filter. This can lead to some very foolish decisions. Be sure to put the breaks on.

Thursday, November 1st is All Saints Day, a day of forgiveness that can bring a raise in consciousness. Jupiter trines Chiron, bringing an opportunity to release and heal some old wounds. It’s time to remember the importance of our loved ones.


Speaking of time, we all “Fall back” on Sunday when Daylight Savings Time comes to an end. Be sure to turn your clocks back one hour on Saturday night so you can get that extra hour’s sleep. The days are longer but the time grows shorter.

Lastly, and abstractly, Pluto has been moving from north to south of the ecliptic for several months now. It moved from south to north in the 1930’s. One astronomy source has October 31st as being the exact date it crosses. It is difficult to say exactly what this means since it affects generations of people.

Pluto is about transformation, where you must let go of the past and move forward into that which is coming next. We all can see that the world has changed and is not going back. Esoterically, Pluto helps you clear anything that gets between you and the One Source of all that is. It helps you to use your power through your connection to source.

It will be interesting to see how November plays out. Love and money Venus continues to be retrograde until the 16th, and then Mercury begins his retrograde cycle about 15 hours later that day, just in time for the USA Thanksgiving Day holiday.



Uranus tested the sign Taurus since May, but now moves backwards into Aries until spring. This urges you to finish any old business since 2011 when it first moved into Aries at the big Japan earthquake. At that time, Uranus left Pisces and entered Aries, and in 2019, it is leaving Aries and moving into Taurus until 2026.

Stargazing — Week of October 22nd through October 28th, 2018

Stargazing — Week of October 22nd through October 28th, 2018

This week, a Full Moon and Sun sign change brings several old skeletons out of the closet as well as some intense emotions.

After the Sun enters Scorpio on Tuesday, here are some items that may need to be addressed. Time to clear away an old passion, heal some old, hurtful wounds, recycle items you no longer need, get a physical exam (especially a pap smear and prostate exam since Scorpio rules the sexual organs,) and most of all, forgive yourself.

The Taurus Full Moon is on Wednesday the 24th. It’s anybody’s guess as to what comes out of this Full Moon. It shines its moonlight on crisis, change, and transformation, with a passion. It’s certainly a time to let go of anything you no longer need, including pent-up negative emotions such as pride, guilt, blame, and shame. Although this may be easier said than done, you can certainly expect some kind of shake-up.

Venus is moving retrograde towards the Sun in Scorpio, and this shines another light on relationships, values and finances. This energy asks you to go to a deeper level to determine if you are getting what you need and desire as well as what gets in the way. Remember, this is not just the people in your world, but also your own attitudes, beliefs and behaviors.

On the opposite side of the sky is revolutionary Uranus connected to the emotional Moon. Expect an internal struggle between your emotions wanting safety, security and comfort, and the other part of you that wants freedom at all costs. As if that isn’t enough to deal with, the spiritual destiny nodes are challenged by this Full Moon, making you feel like you are being pulled apart at the seams.

There is a familiar theme from the past 1 1/2 year where you must detach from the soap opera of your life or the world in order to determine where your heart is engaged, and where it wants to go in a new and different direction. There are a lot of “fixed” signs in the sky now (Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius). This is great for persevering through any challenges, but is not the easiest for letting go. Be strong, but not hard-headed, because that just produces headaches.

The intensity eases up as the Sun aligns with Venus (still retrograde) on Friday. This is a nice combination of energy and harmony. Early morning people may have noticed over the past several days that Venus has been changing from an evening star to a morning star. Many ancient cultures held the philosophy that she was more peaceful and harmonious as an evening star and changes into more of a warrior star energy when she was a morning star.

These cultures waited to go to battle until Venus became a morning star. If this folklore is true, it bodes well to get your projects moving. Just be sure to allow flexibility in your plan since Venus is still retrograde until November 16th and then Mercury will be retrograde from November 16th until Dec. 6tb.

Regardless, Friday is a very pleasant day to share with others, and great for a Halloween party. Saturday continues to be pleasant under a talkative Gemini moon.

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