Lunar News— November 9, 2019
- 10th—Moon opposition Mars
- 12th—Moon opposition Mercury
Full Moon in Taurus
- 14th—Moon opposition Venus
- 15th—Moon trine Mars
Sunday: Mars is will to act, initiative and ambition. Challenging Moon/Mars aspects instigate irritability, willfulness, anger, hurry, a competitive or contrary attitude.
Tuesday: Challenging Moon opposition Mercury aspects bring a tendency to get lost in the mind and inspire glitches in all things Mercurial; we can get more edgy, irritable, anxious, scattered, diffused, glib. Reconnect mind and heart.
Full Moon in Taurus: The Moon represents our capacity to feel or empathize with those around us and within our own soul as well. It awakens our intuitive and emotional body. When in Earthy Taurus we are more sensual, rooted, nurturing . . . We slow down, get earthy, awaken our senses, begin to build form, roots, and stubborn strength.
Thursday: Venus is our relationships, love, sense of beauty and empathy. Challenging Moon opposition Venus aspects can bring social awkwardness, hot or cold emotions, longing, questionable aesthetics. Cure: perform a random act of kindness, diplomacy, art therapy.
Friday: Moon sextile Mars affects our will to act, show initiative and ambition. Do you need to work out? Take a stand? Get physical? Supportive Moon/Mars aspects give us strength, protectiveness, help us lift rocks, spark passion and/or establish clear boundaries. excerpts adapted from Heather Roan Robbins‘ WM 2018 pgs 226 & 15-17 & WM 2019 pg 16
Priorities, . . . keep checking priorities. Stay on target . . .and let all the rest fall by the wayside for the moment. . . . dig deep, take care of business, and not waste . . . time as Mercury in Scorpio, retrograde, sextiles Pluto, while the Sun conjuncts/combusts Mercury this week. Mercury in Scorpio usually brings intense focus, but because it’s retrograde, . . . we can obsess on discomfort, or focus on some random dust moat, and forget where we’re going.
Unfinished business returns to be dealt with, which can be a relief or royal pain, depending on the business, . . .
Our dreams may be laced with old memories or concerns, times when we were embarrassed or frustrated. . . . not about the present or the future but just about clearing out the cluttered corners of the past.
Let our first priorities be safety, love relationships, and feeling understood in the world. With Mercury retrograde we can’t necessarily take any of that for granted. Keep eyes open if a series of small mishaps begins to pile up; to flail around further will only be increase their likelihood, so calm down, slow down, get centered and refocused. Then continue.
Stay on target as the weekend begins under a volatile Sun in Scorpio, Moon in Aries, two signs both ruled by Mars. . . . we won’t brook interruptions lightly, but we can use this impatience with occasional flashes of brilliance to get work done that should’ve been done a long time ago.
On Sunday, the Moon enters earthy Taurus, waxes full in Taurus on Tuesday with a competitive Mars-Jupiter sextile, making this one of the most stubborn, inflexible times of the year. Don’t even try to push people against their wishes. Instead, use that insatiable Scorpio curiosity to hook people and help them explore a different perspective.
Both Scorpio and Taurus speak of our desires, how we feed our senses or deny them, which can bring a desire to be comfortable and cuddly and collect things, or a desire to possess in the worst of ways. It’s not a time to trifle with issues of jealousy or territory. Every full Moon highlights an opposition, this one asks us do we want to be right, or do we want to be happy.
Although Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is great for research, it’s not generally good for publicity, but we get a window of opportunity on Wednesday to focus on communication, update websites, and travel relatively easily, . . . Make that pitch or have a difficult conversation now, just don’t multi-task to the point where things fall through the cracks.