We start the week with a powerful Sun Conjunction to Mercury and a Full Moon in Taurus which could have us feeling a lot of intense emotions about the state of our lives right now. We may find ourselves ready to start over in a lot of ways, but we could also feel like we are having a hard time letting go of what has been comfortable and known. Throughout the week we have some transits that will help us feel more empowered in moving forward, but we also may feel like we are up against others in our lives who may not always be as supportive as we would like. Remember, not everyone has your best interest at heart and sometimes keeping our plans to ourselves is beneficial for our own peace of mind, rather than letting others doubt and insecurities plague our own sense of self and self worth.
I also am happy to share that this week I am on Melissa Lafara’s podcast, Energetic Principals, discussing Depression in the birth chart. This podcast was very fun to record and I hope that it is helpful for any of you trying to make sense of your own emotional landscape in your own life. Astrology has been a huge helper in understanding my own journey with depression and anxiety, and I am sure it will be a focus in my career as my practice evolves. You can listen to that podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/energeticprinciples/week-of-nov-11th-2019-with-special-guest-analisa-six-depression-astrology/s-055uB
Tarot Cards for the week:
The Empress, 5 of Pentacles, 4 of Pentacles, 6 of Pentacles, Queen of Pentacles, Death, The Tower, 10 of Swords, 8 of Swords, 9 of Swords, The World.
Moon in Taurus
We begin to feel the energy of our Full Moon in Taurus, which will not be exact until tomorrow morning. The Moon is exalted in Taurus and as I have said before, this energy is one of my favorites. Taurus’s modality is fixed, and element earth in astrology, making it a fixed earth sign. Taurus is known for being grounded, stable, hard working, and loyal. In turn, this can also cause Taurus to be possessive, stubborn, and unwilling to let go or make changes that trigger fear in the Taurus individual. When the Moon is in Taurus we often gravitate towards things that align with what we find comfort in that are familiar to us. We may move slower, and want to stay home cooking, gardening, or doing a project that we enjoy. For workaholics, this energy may allow for more focus and ability to plant oneself into one's work.
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Sun in Scorpio Conjunct Mercury RX in Scorpio 7:22 AM
This transit has been all over the headlines and in a lot of astrological and astronomical articles or blogs already as Mercury will be crossing over the face of the Sun from our perspective today making quite the spectacle. The last time we were able to visibly watch Mercury transit across the Sun from our visual line of sight on Earth was in 2016, but we will not be able to see this phenomenon again until 2032. For more information on how to view this transit and what it entails from a scientific perspective you can watch some great videos here : https://www.space.com/mercury-transit-2019-viewing-guide.html
As for the astrological significance Mercury Conjunct the Sun in Scorpio during a Full Moon and Mercury Rx holds a lot of powerful energy in relation to our minds and our concept of self. Whenever the Sun conjuncts a planet there are typically 3 terms used in astrology to define this, a combustion, a cazimi, or being under the sunbeams. The amount of degrees within the planet to the Sun is what defines the energy of the planet. This conjunction I believe based on the degree of the Sun and Mercury would fall into a combustion, which means that the Sun is overpowering or dominating the energy of the planet in the combustion which can lead to the energy of the planet being frustrated. It is hard to know exactly how this combustion may affect you on a personal level because there are so many different interpretations I have found online and in the books of both a Combustion and a Cazimi. Each astrological system seems to define them a little bit different, and using maybe a slightly different mathematical system. The best way to find out how this energy is affecting you is to tune into yourself through meditation and ask yourself how you are feeling mentally, emotionally and in relation to yourself. Then look at your birth chart and see where this energy is happening in your chart and if it is triggering any other aspect lines or planets.
Typically the Sun meeting up with Mercury enables us to feel empowered in our minds and we have an increased sense of willpower. Because Mercury is retrograde in Scorpio we may feel an increased libido, sense of determination and a need to assert ourselves in our lives at this time.
Moon Sextile Neptune RX in Pisces 10:12 PM
This is a harmonious transit in the evening which enables us to get grounded emotionally within the spiritual realms. We benefit from some evening meditation and self care.
Moon Trine Saturn in Capricorn 10:44 PM
This earth trine allows for us to lean into our home life in a way that is comforting and grounded. We benefit from being practical and realistic about life right now.
Full Moon in Taurus 19 degrees 5:34 AM
Moon Void of Course 7:48 AM
Our Full Moon in Taurus hits in the early morning and we benefit from spending the morning hours in ritual and meditation. The Scorpio- Taurus polarity in astrology represents the balance between the hidden realm and the material realms. In Taurus we learn how to identify and merge with physical from, in Scorpio we learn how to transmute our energy through sexulity, creation, and death.. Every year when we have this Full Moon in Taurus, we may be learning how to integrate our own spirituality and confrontation of the void, into our perception of reality and what it means to be a spiritual being living a physical or material life. The advice of this Full Moon is to let go of any fear you have of your physical form, your relationship to reality, and ask yourself what about your relationship to reality needs to be transmuted right now. Some examples of this could be our health, our relationship to our job/money, what we value within ourselves and society, and whether these values are serving us.
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Moon Trine Pluto in Capricorn 7:48 AM
This energy enhances our ability to empower ourselves away from negative emotional patterns. We may need to focus on starting a new morning routine that is beneficial to our body and mind.
Mars in Libra Sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius 10:21 AM
If we have been feeling sluggish and unmotivated, this transit might be just the antidote we need to get ourselves motivated and inspired to apply ourselves in new ways to our goals. This transit enables us to feel an increased sense of willpower towards our educational, spiritual, and intellectual pursuits. We may feel a desire to break free from old structures we have had in place, and rather than feeling enslaved by them, we begin to feel empowered to plan the next steps towards the future we are imagining for ourselves.
Moon enters Gemini 12:46 AM
The Moon in Gemini can often ramp up our mental process and have us gravitating more towards anxious behavior. There are some transits that help us ground our minds during the day, but we may want to take some extra steps to find ways to relieve stress. Getting outside, exercising and doing some breath work is advised.
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Mercury Rx in Scorpio Sextile Saturn in Capricorn 6:35 AM
This is a positive transit for implementing a new structure or routine into our lives at this time. While I know a lot of people will say you should do nothing new during a Mercury Rx, I actually feel like it depends on what the “new” thing is. Mercury RX enables us to reflect on the past actions or mental/emotional patterns in a way that helps us see what new patterns or behaviors we need to be working towards. In Scorpio there is an emphasis on our past relationships to lovers, family, and ourselves. We benefit with this transit to focus more inwardly at what our daily routine and patterns are and get more focused on our health emotionally and physically. Maybe our finances need to be looked at, or our health routine. This is a good time for aligning yourself with baby steps towards new routines that align you with success.
Sun in Scorpio Sextile Pluto in Capricorn 9:56 AM
This transit helps to empower the above transit and take it to the next level. It is time to let go of a Self that is perhaps getting in the way of the future self we are trying to get to and this transit helps us to feel empowered within ourselves to make those changes. The Death card or 10 of Swords cards in the Tarot are good examples of this energy. It is time to let go.
Mercury Rx in Scorpio Trine Neptune RX in Pisces 2:34 PM
Intuitive and creative energy is enhanced during this transit. This energy enhances our connection to the hidden realms and we are likely to experience prophetic dreams and psychic insights during this time. This is a powerful transit for meditation, creative pursuits in the artistic realms, and working through layers of the subconscious.
Moon in Gemini
With some tense transits today over all, we benefit from moving slow and trying to remain calm and collected. There will be a large need to socialize today and break out of mundane reality.
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Moon Opposition Venus in Sagittarius 6:16 AM
We may have a lot of resistance in mundane tasks today. Our hearts will crave love and affection and we benefit from working some self love and care into our morning routine. Maybe do something spontaneous this morning to give yourself a boost.
Moon Square Neptune RX in Pisces 6:33 AM
Tension in our minds and spirit is enhanced in the morning hours and we could find ourselves having a hard time focusing or feeling grounded. We are likely to wake up from some powerful dreams and we benefit from writing them down and listening to the messages.
Venus in Sagittarius Square Neptune RX in Pisces 9:07 AM
Neptune being regarded as the higher octave of Venus plays an important part in elevating our consciousness out of desire for love in the material, and unifying ourselves with divine love from Source. We begin to understand that Love is not found outside of ourselves, but only through the journey within, can we begin to experience what true, Divine Love is. In a Mundane way, we may also experience confusion/delusion about relationships and others during this transit.