Starcodes week of November 19-25, 2021
Clean house – in all its literal and metaphorical concepts – and get ready for a busy week ahead; it starts deep and heavy but can end on a high note if we stay flexible and look for joy on Thanksgiving.
Friday starts with a full Moon lunar eclipse – exact at 1:57 AM MST, a lingering but distant eclipse, lasting for over three hours. It is the longest eclipse in centuries because the Moon is at apogee, its farthest point from us, and therefore moving slowly. Eclipses act like astrological acupuncture and unblock blocked energies, sometimes radically, this one has extra calls because it lingers and because it is concurrent with a recent intense Mars – Uranus opposition. These aspects have resonated all this fall and are synchronous with a time when many people needed to change jobs, change direction, or shifted some fundamental piece of their understanding.
That early morning lunar eclipse will shake the trees and drop the leaves. Anything that is long overdue, overripe, may now fall into place. Things we should have let go a long time ago may now release, whether pleasantly or unpleasantly. Some of us will be dealing with the fallout of a sudden flash, impulse, opportunity, or emergency which shifted our life’s direction and now calls us to adjust.
This is a Scorpio – Taurus full Moon, with Mars and Mercury still in intense, searching Scorpio; we may have to face a new honesty about what we really desire versus what we don’t- but talked ourselves into. One simple way to practice this is to release that which no longer serves us as we clean house to get ready for the holidays; this goes for stuff, recipes, people, habits, politicians, or policies that no longer serve. The last few years reminded us to stick to what really matters and create room for new chapters; this eclipse may give us a chance to practice.
Sunday night the Sun heads into mobile, upbeat, and frankly honest Sagittarius and starts a shift away from last month’s deeply introverted Scorpionic mood. The energy really shifts midweek for a festive, outgoing, holiday; it furthers to drop burdens and feel carefree, but not careless, as Mercury joins the Sun in Sagittarius. This initiates the season of gratitude and graft; Sagittarian energy encourages gratitude with philosophical perspective and frank honesty on a good day. Its shadow side encourages us to believe our own stories so we sound honest even when we’re not. Notice major advertisers in this holiday season. Let the burdens lighten but leaven the levity with critical thinking and healthy introspection.
This fresh Sagittarian energy can make us restless and makes it much easier to travel– just in time for Thanksgiving traffic. Just remember that many people will be so anxious to get out of Dodge they may not be the best drivers. Stay alert and stay on target. This more festive and mobile mood really picks up on Wednesday as the Moon enters sociable and outgoing Leo and can bring an extra celebratory air, or extra family drama, to Thanksgiving dinner. Remember that Sagittarius honesty needs a major dose of compassion and as soupçon of diplomacy to make it delicious.
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Friday, November 19: The full Taurus moon, lunar eclipse at 1:57 AM MST instigates change and precipitate decisions-both difficult or liberating. Investigate, release an old pattern and clear room for new ones. A talkative Gemini Moon helps communication and can lead to some productive political debate, but could also wake up a cloud of gossip; look for accurate information and clear signals before reacting. Evening is sociable and productive, drop a façade and connect; get real or go home.
Moon opposes Sun- lunar eclipse 1:57 AM, Moon enters Gemini 7:32 AM, the Sun semi-squares Venus 8:25 PM.
Saturday, November 20: People tend to head in their own direction on this disjointed day. Use the buzz to run errands, clean house, and clear the decks and keep the busy mental hamsters on track as Mercury squares Jupiter. It’s all too easy to drop items and have them scatter everywhere -just as our thoughts easily scatter. Putter mindfully or expect to do everything twice. Also, when in doubt, say less rather than more: speak mindfully and avoid hurt feelings or leaked secrets.
Moon trine Saturn 12:12 AM, Mercury square Jupiter 4:42 PM.
Sunday, November 21: Engage deep and productive conversation this morning as Mercury sextiles Pluto. Midday multitask and get those ducks in a row. Feel a shift by evening as the Sun enters extroverted Sagittarius and Moon enters domestic Cancer. Thoughts turn to family, cooking, home, homeland; memories review what helps us feel safe and secure, and what doesn’t. We may find our hearts wandering over people we miss and both the joys and traumas of holidays gone by. Let those memories flow through, don’t hold onto them, but maybe snag a sentimental recipe from them in the process.
Moon square Neptune 1:04 AM, Mercury sextile Pluto 2:13 AM, Moon trine Jupiter 8:51 AM, Sun enters Sagittarius 7:33 PM, Moon enters Cancer 8:32 PM.
Monday, November 22: People are open-minded as long as their defenses aren’t triggered under this self-protective Cancer Moon. We may need to confess, if only to ourselves, come clean and get to the point. This new truth can automatically start a change as the Sun enters upbeat Sagittarius and the moon sextiles Uranus tonight.
Moon sextile Uranus 8:58 PM.
Tuesday, November 23: We may feel really ambiguous, torn between staying home and reaching out, between our introverted and extroverted sides, or between a desire to face responsibilities and a desire to escape them as the Cancer Moon opposes Venus and Pluto in Capricorn. Look don’t look too far ahead, as tomorrow some of these feelings shift and clarify; do what needs to be done this day and do not speculate about the future at the moment.
Moon opposed Venus 3:48 AM, Moon trine Mars 5:24 AM, Moon trine Neptune 1:50 AM, Moon opposed Pluto 10:45 PM.
Wednesday, November 24: Our inner extrovert fires up, plans we once dreaded may now look exciting as Mercury enters Sagittarius and the Moon enters Leo. Look for green lights, new decisions, a willingness to let go of past systems and interest in reinventing the future. It’s a good day to travel, just pay attention as distracted drivers can be careless drivers. Instead of getting while shopping or traveling, dance with the winds and let life be an adventure.
Mercury enters Sagittarius 8:36 AM, Moon enters Leo 8:58 AM, Moon trine Mercury 9:01 AM, Moon trine Sun 2:34 PM.
Thursday, November 25: Reward helpfulness; people may clamor for attention or need even their smallest contributions recognized, but the mood could be generally celebratory. Watch for a tendency to get too serious this morning. Wing it mid-day and be open to new traditions and recipes. Let everyone find a neutral corner tonight as the Moon squares Mars and Mercury semi-squares Venus. Feeling overextended can fray moods, acceptance and consideration feels divine.
Moon opposed Saturn 1:51 AM, Moon square Uranus 8:31 AM, Moon square Mars 8:19 PM, Mercury semi-square Venus 8:27 PM.
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