Weekly Column


Moving forwards

Saturday 16th - Friday 22nd November 2019

As I begin writing this, on Saturday 16th, the Moon is in its home sign of Cancer, making benign connections to Mercury, planet of communication, and Neptune, planet of the imagination, illusion and inspiration. It’s a good day to follow hunches, to look at the meaning behind what someone is saying, to tune into how you are really feeling. These planets are all in water signs, the signs connected to the emotions. Following your heart works today. Intuition will probably be more helpful than trying to reason something out logically. The Mercury/Neptune energy is around until towards the end of the month, due to Mercury being retrograde (appearing to go backwards), and then moving forwards again on Wednesday 20th.
Until Wednesday, take time to review/re-assess, repair any area that feels like it needs attention.
Over the weekend, there could be opposing forces from others, particularly Saturday night and Sunday morning (GMT). You may need to stand your ground about something, especially if some-one is throwing their weight about.
Sunday lunch-time is more harmonious, with the Cancer Moon making a lovely trine to the Sun in Scorpio. Tensions could arise again as Mars, planet of assertion and action, squares up to the sensitive moon.
Mars is currently reaching the end of Libra, the sign concerned with fairness, justice and one to one partnerships. Because Mars is concerned with action and assertion (the negative side is outright aggression), it doesn’t sit easily in the sign of Libra. On Tuesday, the 19th it moves into Scorpio, a sign much more compatible with its energy. Scorpio’s traditional ruler is Mars, along with Pluto.
The energy may feel stronger when it comes to getting things done (less weighing up of issues, and general dithering), but there’s also the need for caution and not making rash moves. Mars opposes Uranus in Taurus next Sunday, which is an extremely volatile aspect. More on this next week!
Mars in Scorpio at its best is intuitive, powerful, sensual and healing. Much energy is available, especially to those with this sign strong in their birth-charts. Use it wisely 😊.
The Moon shimmies into Leo on Sunday evening, adding drama, creativity and sunny energy to the beginning of the working week. There could be a few misunderstandings when it comes to communicating on Monday. Aim to be as clear as possible, and try and keep things simple, when trying to explain something.
Tuesday has a fun feel to it, as the Leo moon trines Venus and Jupiter. A generous, optimistic feeling abounds, although there could be some tension from someone in the evening. Both Leo and Scorpio are fixed signs, so neither finds being flexible easy.
There is a calmer feeling to Wednesday and Thursday, when the moon is moving through the healing, gentle sign of Virgo. These would be good days to write Christmas lists, attend to things you have been putting off, and also give yourself some time to relax, in whatever way suits you. At this time of year, it can feel like it’s all ‘go, go, go’, but if you eliminate spending time on things which don’t really feed your spirit (e.g. following links on FB, Instagram, etc. that you aren’t really bothered about, watching programmes and/or YouTube videos that you aren’t really interested in – or is this just me?), you may find time for things and people who truly uplift you.
These days are also good for de-cluttering, whether it is actual ‘stuff’, bad habits, or negative beliefs. It doesn’t need to be anything major. Small changes can lead to big ones, as they soon add up, if you keep doing them!
Switching off can be therapeutic. Virgo is an earth sign. Walking in the countryside or a park, anything connected to nature can help to recharge the batteries. Be gentle with yourself.
Thursday is a mixed day aspect-wise, but overall a good day to be as grounded as possible, and to make steady progress.
It’s the final hours of Sun in Scorpio on Friday morning. The energy shifts from deep, introspective Scorpio to fiery, outgoing Sagittarius on Friday afternoon. The moon is now in Libra, giving a much more sociable, light-hearted feeling to the mood. Friday night is excellent for fun and relaxation.
Sagittarius is an optimistic, philosophical, sometimes sporty sign. Its interests are far-reaching and often global. They like to travel, either physically, mentally or both. They like to feel free, and enjoy horizons and vistas. Expansion and exploration are key words for them. Jupiter, which rules Sag, has been in this sign all year, giving an extra boost to all Sagittarians. It moves into Capricorn on 2nd December 2019. More of this in a few weeks.
Meanwhile enjoy the week!

Copyright: Sue Walker. November 2019.

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