Although we hope everyone gets along this week, remaining pleasant may be a challenge when the diplomatic Libra Moon squares unforgiving Pluto. Meanwhile, our desire for relationship harmony increases now that sweet Venus shifted into cooperative Libra on Sunday night. However, the tension between needing to take care of our own hearts and wanting a strong connection with someone else grows throughout the week.
The explosive Moon-Uranus square Sunday evening can cause a jolt in your status-quo. Something is coming to nudge your emotions, and the what and where depends on where this energy is located in your natal chart. Time for you to grown up because this is a week for warriors, as the New Moon and Veterans Day approaches. It’s a time that reminds us that there’s more to life than meets the eye, as it puts us in touch with the driving forces within ourselves and those we engage with.
On November 11th, Veteran’s day and the New Moon in Scorpio, the spiritual destiny nodes of the moon change signs after spending the past year and one-half in relationship Libra and independent Aries. They now move into service oriented Virgo and spiritual Pisces until May 2017. This is a quieter and more adaptable energy, and welcome news to many people. You will seek a greater meaning in your life, rather than just more busyness.
Venus moves into one of her two favorite signs, Libra, November 8th until December 4th. This peaceful combination supports strengthening relationships as well as bringing greater beauty into your life. The sign of Scorpio is synonymous with crisis and transformation and this week’s new beginning takes on a more serious tone that usual. This is your once-a-year opportunity to be brave, courageous, and bold as well as to use Mar’s warrior energy to open new doors to change your life in ways that are deep and long-lasting.
Ambitious Mars then moves into Libra on the 12th and remains there until early January. You are supported in improving your relationships or making your home more beautiful for the upcoming holidays. There is both a positive and negative side because Mars thrives on conflict and competition. Work on keeping things fair and try to avoid unpleasantness at all costs. The introspective dark of the moon begins Monday evening the 9th, and this darkness remains through Thanksgiving weekend.
The shifting nodes of the moon will help you balance your spiritual world and your physical world in the months ahead. Your analytical and intuitive sides of the brain are learning to work together in a better way. You get to look at your life to make certain that your service has not put you into an excessive self-sacrifice martyr role, or to make adjustments if you have. A sacred Symbol for this deep-feeling new moon is “a woman draws away two dark curtains closing the entrance to a sacred pathway.” Meditate on this to gain insight for your personal meaning. One suggestion to get you started is that you are called to go beyond the transitory material world in order to tap into the deeper mysteries of life. This time may be a bit uncomfortable and has the feeling of being fated, but not too bad. Just breathe through it as you are pushed to expand your belief system (Jupiter) by merging your Soul with your personality.
Both of these energy experiences nag you to revolutionize (Uranus) your belief system so you can live in a higher balance through living with higher values. Read Seeding and Nurturing the Garden of Your Soul. This uncomfortable situation comes around about once every two years and it can paralyze your ability to act if you overthink an issue and take too long to weigh the possibilities that the opportunity is lost in the shuffle.
Libra is the cosmic balancer of right and wrong, so your mission over the next few weeks, as Mars travels through its landscape, is to channel Davy Crockett: “Be sure you’re right, then go ahead.”
Thursday and Friday are more energetic as the moon moves into party-animal Sagittarius, while sexual Mars begins its’ seven week journey through relationship oriented Libra. Get out and play. The tone changes to a quieter and serious tone on Saturday, so you may want to take on some neglected but necessary projects this weekend.