Starcodes for the week of November 18–24, 2022
This week keep it real and keep a sense of humor nearby to enjoy Thanksgiving, that outspoken Sagittarian holiday where unusual frankness over the dinner table can provoke uproarious moments, outline future battle lines, or clear up family troubles.
Feel the shift as planets move from brooding Halloween towards generous Thanksgiving. Over the last few days Mercury and Venus left Scorpio and entered Sagittarius, the Sun and Moon follow in the days before Thanksgiving. We could easily lose our train of thought this week but could be willing to let go of some resentment, worry, or obsession and feel more prepared for the future.
This Sagittarian lineup also helps us open the scope of our thought and help us move from local politics to national, and from national to global awareness. It can make us impatient, and that impatience encourages spontaneous adventure, but we could skip important steps or take shortcuts unless we remember to think of the consequences of our actions.
Now Mars is still retrograde and out of bounds in verbal Gemini and can tempt us to get caught in a war of words if we’re not thoughtful as we speak. With this Mars we may need to talk a lot, process all kinds of ideas, but need to be aware of the consequences of our words as well as our actions, even when we’re feeling witty.
This shift toward Sagittarius can also help us find an honest response to recent tragedies. It’s a good time for us to think about problems of the past that still have the hooks in us and choose to pry them out. Let go of energy that keeps us stuck in the past- whether that knotted-up energy is from the last election or a time when our toes were stepped upon or a great wrong was done. Ponder how to forgive without letting them off the hook. Take an opportunity forgive without enabling bad behavior, a chance to hit a reset button while still giving honest and straightforward feedback.
As we finished the week let’s deal with any anxiety or inferiority complex that tweaks up. We could wonder if we are doing enough, will have enough, or need to tend to some recently-hurt feelings as the Sun sextiles Pluto under the Virgo Moon.
The Moon shifts into Libra for the weekend and brings a more sociable and aesthetic energy. Early next week the Scorpio Moon encourages focused efficiency. The Sun enters Sagittarius next Tuesday, followed by the Moon on Wednesday, and the holiday energy begins. Let these placements open our hearts and homes during this the most travelled time of the year. Be nice to people, connection matters so much more than perfection this week, our whole idea of perfection is in metamorphosis.
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Friday, November 18: Organize, complete, prepare. A slice of critical perfectionism can sharpen our edges but goes contrary to a certain environmental spaciness, we can drop the details or get bored with what we’re doing as the Virgo Moon opposes Neptune in Jupiter this afternoon Though crankiness can be tempting, let’s not be too hard on ourselves or others. Sort priorities, stick to it, and celebrate every step completed along the way.
Moon trine Uranus 2:23 AM, Moon opposed Neptune 2:11 PM, Moon square Mars 2:35 PM, Sun sextile Pluto 2:37 PM, Moon trine Pluto 9:25 PM, Moon sextile Sun 10 PM.
Saturday, November 19: It’s easy to be distracted today, we can forget what we’re doing, run around to all the different piles of projects and lose track of our process. Don’t borrow unnecessary anxiety. Instead look for more productive form of excitement and make the necessary more entertaining. Lists help follow through. Later, drop into the heart and let the imagination roam as the Moon enters relationship-oriented Libra and Mars squares confusing, softening Neptune. Just be careful what projections or assumptions get made in those tender interpersonal nexus. Don’t snag on little things; let go of less relevant short-term goals and prioritize connection and creativity first.
Moon opposed Jupiter 1:46 AM, Moon enters Libra 3:57 AM, Mars square Neptune 8:43 AM, Moon sextile Mercury 10:53 AM, Moon sextile Sun 2:15 PM.
Sunday, November 20: We focus best in small time units, but with timing and tracking we can get can it all done as the Libra Moon forms a grand air trine with active Mars in Gemini and efficient Saturn in Aquarius. Don’t squash ideas or become controlling about other people’s contributions; encourage creative solutions even what’s offered is not what was expected as the Sun trines Jupiter. Be grateful for every drop of helpfulness and watch people shine.
Moon trine Saturn 3:18 PM, Moon trine Mars 8:37 PM, Sun trine Jupiter 9:07 PM.
Monday, November 21: The Scorpio Moon sharpens our tongue, our perceptions, and concentration while our inner chaos demon distracts us with non-sequiturs as Mercury conjunct Venus in Sagittarius. World news, travel plans, future potential can all impinge on our thinking, we may juggle so much we just need to unpack and sort our brains. None of this is particularly good at noticing the feelings of people nearby, so be kind and be careful about stepping on each other’s toes accidentally.
Moon square Pluto 4:14 AM, Moon enters Scorpio 10:15 AM, Mercury conjunct Venus 3:54 PM.
Tuesday, November 22: Our minds have places to go and things to do, but our hearts are easily distracted. The sun enters Sagittarius and calls us out to play while that Scorpio Moon squares serious Saturn and changeable Uranus and needs to finish what we’re doing and make a difference. Timeshare between joy and work, focus and fun. Reel in some unspoken anxiety and accept there’s only so much that can be done this week.
Sun enters Sagittarius 1:20 AM, Moon opposes Uranus to 2:04 PM, Moon square Saturn 7:32 PM.
Wednesday, November 23: Things may look more hopeful and possible as the Moon enters peripatetic Sagittarius and conjuncts the Sun this afternoon as Jupiter turns direct after months retrograde. Minor accidents can happen when we tried to do too much at once or focus on where we’re going, but not where we are at the moment. It’s a great day for travel as long as we keep our eyes open and stay situationally and emotionally aware; a few minutes won’t matter even if we’re feeling rushed. Enjoy the journey. On a more metaphysical level, think about this new Moon as an opportunity to close the chapter and open a new one, to let go of unnecessary emotional baggage and travel more lightly but wisely into the future.
Moon trine Jupiter 11:15 AM, Moon enters Sagittarius 3:57 PM, Moon conjunct the Sun 3:57 PM, Jupiter stations direct 4:02 PM.
Thursday, November 24: Savor teamwork appreciate a sense of humor, find mistakes funny, enjoy minor moments of slapstick. Work with kindness around a flare of difficult conversation, news, or irritation early afternoon as Mercury semi-squares Pluto; and say only what is useful as well as honest. If something burns- relax and try something else. Late afternoon the rhythm flows if we’re flexible about timing. Tonight, know when to take a break or take a walk as Moon opposes cranky Mars. Late night conversation could offer an opportunity to heal or share a personal story that another might find helpful as Mercury trines Chiron.
Moon conjunct Venus 6:25 AM, Moon conjunct Mercury, 7:48 AM, Mercury semi-square Pluto 1:39 PM, Moon sextile Saturn 9:15 PM, Moon oppose Mars 11:35 PM, Mercury trine Chiron, 11:46 pm.
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