Weekly Scope for November 12th - 18th.
The Mars-Pluto square builds all week, keeping our attention intensely focused on imperatives that demand attention, despite the fact that the Moon is waning in light — a time when we usually expect the intensity to dissipate. Certainly, there are building power struggles and overt attempts to take or maintain control. However, we should not discount the importance of this week's Venus-Jupiter conjunction, with Venus carrying Jupiter's light into a trine with Neptune. Creative and artistic inspiration can provide us with a transcendent vision that helps us rise above the intensity and mundane struggle for power. Throughout this week, we may have a hard time determining exactly how to share our inspiration, who to share it with — or even what to share. Much of our inspiration may be subject to misunderstanding or, even worse, could be used to provide ammunition in the mundane battle for power and control.
By the middle of the week, increasingly insightful mental acuity and heightened perception help us to begin to make important connections — we can begin to see a bigger picture and make new plans. This week's intensity and pressure may have us walking a fine line between determination and obsession. We should remember that 'Rome wasn't built in a day' and it is important to take breaks or take a step back once in a while in order to see that bigger picture. Also, as we face down any overt struggles to take charge, we may want to consider the value of passive resistance or even determined indecision — that is, taking a 'wait and see' approach. Saturday's New Moon (3:42 AM PST 26° Scorpio) at the end of the week is a particularly powerful seed germination event after which, we will begin to see our vision take shape.
Venus conjuncts Jupiter on Sunday, offering a welcome, broadly philosophical overview. We may glimpse a marvelous glimmer of inspiration. The VOC Moon on Monday could divert us down a 'rabbit hole' of trivial issues but by late afternoon, we have the chance to revisit Sunday's intriguing threads of inspiration. Tension begins to rise on Tuesday and the pressure may produce some significant mental strain. Heightened mental insight and improved perceptivity on Wednesday help to restore some balance. Indecision may actually be quite helpful by keeping us from acting too rashly. We may be subject to some wildly unrealistic idealism on Thursday. On the other hand, by dreaming big dreams, we may achieve big things! Impatience and power struggle heat upon on Friday, especially when we can't see exactly what's going on beneath the surface. There are subtle shifts on Saturday, following the early morning New Moon and the Moon's arrival in Sagittarius. Despite the intense environment, we begin to see our vision taking shape and can begin to contemplate how we may communicate our insights to others.
You can focus on the work that needs to be done as the week begins, Aries, and try to get as much work done as you can, wanting to make good use of the productive energy you have. Midweek, your relationships can take up your focus, and you may feel best emotionally when you’re with others you care about. Your ruler, Mars, positively hits Mercury on Friday, and you can be more engaging and open. Later in the week, you can share more and focus on emotional bonds with loved ones. On Saturday, a new moon occurs in Scorpio, and you can get started on a transformation for the better, do research, focus on a serious matter, or pursue a mutually beneficial opportunity or venture. Mars harshly hits Pluto on Sunday, and you may struggle for power and control of something, but still end the week trying to be positive and upbeat.
Best days of the week for Aries: Friday
You may start the week wanting to focus on what you enjoy most in life, Taurus, and you may make more time for your hobbies or to spend time with the people you love most. Midweek, you can focus on what you need to get done right now and work on tackling your to-do list. Your ruler, Venus, positively hits Neptune on Thursday, and you can be more imaginative and charismatic. Later in the week, you can focus on your relationships, especially with a new moon in your relationship sector on Saturday. You can spend more time with loved ones, improve relationships, enter into new relationships and partnerships, meet new people, and make new compromises. You may end the week trying to get to the heart of a matter, taking a serious approach to life, or feeling more intense.
Best days of the week for Taurus: Monday, Thursday
You can tend to your emotional needs as the week begins, Gemini, and can work on strengthening yourself emotionally, or try to spend time with the people who make you feel better. Your ruler, Mercury, harshly hits Neptune on Monday, and you may be more vulnerable and sensitive. Midweek, you can focus on having fun to help yourself feel better and can work to connect with your heart. Mercury positively hits Mars on Friday, and your energy can be higher and you can be more enthusiastic. Later in the week, you can focus on the work you need to get done, especially with a new moon in your work sector on Saturday. You can be more productive and efficient, start new projects, get praise or attention for work you’ve done, pursue new work opportunities, be more practical and detailed, or improve your lifestyle. You may end the week spending time with loved ones one-on-one.
Best days of the week for Gemini: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
You may start the week with an active mind and lots of ideas, Cancer, and can be excited by what you come up with, and try to sort through them. Midweek, you can focus more on what you’re feeling and can strengthen yourself at your core or strengthen the foundation of something in your life. Later in the week, you can spend more time doing what you love or being with who you love, especially with a new moon in your love sector on Saturday. You can pick up a new hobby or make more time for an existing one, pursue creative projects and ventures, feel more romantic and inspired, and can be more affectionate, generous, and friendly. You may end the week tackling the projects that you didn’t have the time, attention, or focus for during the week, and tweaking your schedule for next week.
Best days of the week for Cancer: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
You can focus on bringing more stability and security into the areas of your life that need it as the week begins, Leo, and can feel more confident in yourself as you do. Midweek, you can work on your short-term plans and try to take some action with your ideas. Later in the week, you can focus on matters at home or with family, especially with a new moon in your home and family sector on Saturday. You may start new projects at home, plan a family gathering or outing, expand your support system, be more nurturing and encouraging, strengthen the foundation of something, feel more positive emotions, or work on starting something from the ground up that culminates in about six months. You may end the week taking time away from anything serious to remind yourself how to have fun in healthy and positive ways.
Best days of the week for Leo: Sunday
The week starts with the Moon in your sign, Virgo, and you may have more energy and drive, enthusiasm and excitement for life, ready to get moving with something. Your ruler, Mercury, harshly hits Neptune on Monday though, so you can get lost in daydreams and fantasies. Midweek, you can take your time with decisions and actions. Mercury positively hits Mars on Friday, and you can have more energy and take initiative. Later in the week, you can focus on new ideas and plans, especially with a new moon in Scorpio on Saturday. Your mind can be more active, you may have a positive outlook on life, you can pursue opportunities to do something with your ideas, or you may focus on a new plan. You may end the week getting to the core of something or strengthening the foundation of your life.
Best days of the week for Virgo: Monday
You can focus on taking some time for yourself and getting away from the demands of life as the week begins, Libra, and may need the time to get some rest and relax. Midweek, the Moon is in your sign, and your energy can return, and you can work on starting something you can focus on for the next few weeks. Your ruler, Venus, positively hits Neptune on Thursday, and you can have an active imagination and strong intuition. Later in the week, you can focus on your finances, especially with a new moon in your money sector on Saturday. You may pursue new financial opportunities, improve your financial situation, focus on bringing stability and security to your life, and feel more confident in your abilities. You may end the week with lots of new ideas, feeling engaging, and being more open.
Best days of the week for Libra: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
You may start the week willing to step outside of your comfort zone and do things in a new and different way, Scorpio, and focus on the changes you want to work on for your life. Midweek, you can take time to yourself, wanting to reflect or work on plans on your own. The Moon is in your sign later in the week, and a new moon occurs in your sign on Saturday, and this can be a great time for pursuing a new beginning, a new project or venture, a new opportunity, and to make use of the energy and enthusiasm you have while you have the chance, so don’t miss it! Your ruler, Pluto, harshly hits Mars on Sunday, and you may be easily frustrated and need an outlet for the energy. You may end the week wanting to get some time to enjoy the moment and not feel quite so rushed.
Best days of the week for Scorpio: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
You can work on a goal that you’re focused on as the week begins, Sagittarius, and want to hit your stride, hit a high point, or feel you’re on the right path to make progress and achieve success at some point. Midweek, you can focus on the changes you want to make in your life, and be open to trying the unconventional. Later in the week, you may stay in the background or behind the scenes, especially with a new moon in Scorpio on Saturday. You can pursue opportunities that keep you out of the spotlight, work on your plans on your own without interference from others, tackle stuff from the past, move on from baggage, feel more spiritual, and clear the clutter. The week ends with the Moon in your sign, and you can be energized, enthusiastic, and take charge.
Best days of the week for Sagittarius: Sunday
You may start the week with big ideas and an optimistic outlook, Capricorn, and can work on big plans for what you come up with. Midweek, you can be more realistic about what you can do and may work on plans for your big ideas that seem doable. Later in the week, you may focus on your future, especially with a new moon in Scorpio on Saturday. You can pursue opportunities to achieve your dreams or get closer to them, feel more hopeful, expand your social circle, join a new group, take up a new cause, be more charitable, feel more independent, or can focus on trying to be true to yourself. You may end the week getting time to be alone and out of the spotlight, wanting to work on your plans and ideas without any demanding people getting in the way or zapping your energy.
Best days of the week for Capricorn: Monday
You can take a serious approach to life as the week begins, Aquarius, and may do research into something you need to know more about and get to the heart of the matter. Midweek, you can focus on being lighter and more optimistic, and focus more on the possibilities in your life. Later in the week, your goals can get your attention, especially with a new moon in your career and life path sector on Saturday. You may set a new goal, pursue opportunities to achieve a goal, hit a high point or hit your stride, make a good impression or connection with the right person, get praise or recognition, or put yourself on the right path in life. You may end the week spending time with friends or in groups, doing something good for the world, or being more independent and free-thinking.
Best days of the week for Aquarius: Tuesday, Wednesday
You may start the week focused on the people in your life, Pisces, and can spend more time with others and enjoy the company. Your ruler, Neptune, harshly hits Mercury on Monday, and you may have a hard time with focus or communications. Midweek, you can work to strengthen the emotional bonds you have with others. Neptune positively hits Venus on Thursday, and you can feel more connected to loved ones and be more charming. Later in the week, you can come up with big ideas, especially with a new moon in Scorpio on Saturday. You can pursue opportunities to make progress with big ideas, to expand your life, have a new experience, or explore the world, and can be more optimistic. You may end the week feeling you’re on the way up and hitting your stride with something.
Best days of the week for Pisces: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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