Monday November 1st
We awake with the aspect of Moon in Virgo first in trine to Pluto in Capricorn which is supportive of our inner transformation. Then the Moon in Virgo squares Venus in Sagittarius which, even though is a tense aspect, is not necessarily a negative thing. In these particular signs it can lend itself to a tug of war between the need to hold back, attend to our work, and be modest versus the need to explore and expand our horizons. As the day wears on, the intensity seems to build as Mercury in Libra approaches its final Square with Pluto. The rules of the game can challenge the mental need for peace and balance - we may feel as if someone or something has power over us especially in regards to relationships and communication. Mercury first squared Pluto on September 22nd, then turned retrograde and repeated its square on October 1st. This is the last pass and I would recommend checking in with these dates to see what the theme might be for you. Did you have to change your perspective or perhaps learn new information that caused you to have to draw a boundary? Check the houses that Libra and Capricorn are on in your chart for a deeper understanding. To put an exclamation point on the whole thing, the Moon moves into Libra early evening of this Moonday. Perhaps we have new insight.
Tuesday November 2nd
Today the Moon is in Libra making a supportive trine to Saturn in Aquarius (early A.M). This is a good aspect for a productive conversations and getting things done. With Mercury Squaring Pluto in the early hours of the morning, it is just the right time to have a necessary and possibly difficult conversation with someone about how things are balanced. Lean on Saturn in Aquarius - the message is, you are innovating your foundations and so you must build relationships in such a way as to support your future self. Soon after though the Moon will oppose Chiron around 10 am which can be a briefly sensitive moment especially in regards to how we balance our needs with those of others. The rest of the day will be fairly quiet with no other major aspects being made. I think we must need time to synthesize and process as we are heading into New Moon territory.
Wednesday November 3rd
The majority of the day features a Moon in Libra applying to a conjunction with Mercury which enhances the emotional processing of the day prior and perhaps brings us to a conclusion. And congratulations, Mercury is now out of the Shadow of its Retrograde and it is charging into new territory. The Moon / Mercury conjunction is also in a loose sextile to Venus in Sagittarius which is drawing attention to what we value in regards to belief systems and philosophy. I look forward to epiphanies today! But of course we cannot forget that the Moon also briefly squares Pluto - I think this is more like a powerful punctuation on all of the lessons we have learned in Libra Season. It should be noted that today the Sun is building to its opposition with Uranus, the planet of change, upheaval, and liberation. We should be prepared for unexpected events as we enter the New Moon which will be exactly opposite Uranus. The Moon moves into Scorpio around 7 pm and really changes up the vibe as now we dig deep into our shadow and deepest desires. The night is shaping up to be quite passionate as the Moon meets with Mars as we tuck ourselves in.
Thursday November 4th NEW MOON IN SCORPIO
Today is New Moon day and it is already very active as soon as we wake up. The Moon in Scorpio makes a tense square to Saturn first thing in the morning which can be a brief frustration as Saturn is the task master and the Moon in Scorpio is feeling deeply into our desires. This New Moon in Scorpio is exact at 4:15 pm Centra and is characterized by its exact opposition to the change-maker Uranus in Taurus. It is going to be quite the Metamorphosis Moon cycle. This axis symbolizes one’s own values, assets, and comfort zone (Taurus) and how we share that with others (Scorpio). With Uranus in such a close opposition this will be deeply symbolic of how we are freeing ourselves from places where we have become stuck or even apathetic and therefore how that might change and shift the balance of power in our closest relationships and contracts we are in. I have said in the past that Uranus in Taurus is very much like an earthquake - and when we think of it opposite these Scorpio transits, its as if this earthquake sets off an underwater Volcano. Another piece of the puzzle for this phase is the activation of the fixed signs via the Saturn square to Uranus which will perfect one more time in December. This is a push for freedom against the tyranny of the old guard. This New Moon is also very important in previewing the themes active next year as the eclipses will move to the Scorpio/Taurus axis in January. With Mars in the same sign as the New Moon, which is also the place it calls home, this particular dark phase has connotations of passion, obsession, and power. In other words, this normally quiet astrological moment is filled with an unusually intense energy. And fair warning, it only get’s crazier as the Full Moon will be a fated Lunar Eclipse. With Mercury freshly off its square to Pluto and applying to an opportunistic sextile with Venus in Sagittarius, we can tune into what feels right and true for us in this moment. So pay attention, keep those eyes wide open and keep your mind open and ready to pivot just in case Uranus throws a curve ball!
**Extra note on the New Moon in Scorpio - check below for the themes associated for each rising sign. These themes will be the area that you are going to be transforming over this Moon phase and also next year.
Friday November 5th
This is a day of change. When we wake up Venus will move into Capricorn. Venus brings out the best of our drive to success and achievement in Capricorn and can be very beneficial for bringing structure and success to relationships. The Moon in Scorpio is also squaring Jupiter in Aquarius first thing in the morning which can get a little strange in these fixed signs. Jupiter in Aquarius is encouraging all things non-conformist and the Moon in Scorpio might just want to be obsessive about it and over-indulgent. Mercury is at the last degree of Libra today and will move into Scorpio at dinner-time. Mercury in Scorpio turns our minds to our inner world, the deepest desires we possess and wants to get to the heart of whatever is going on yet, don’t expect people to open up willingly with Mercury in Scorpio. It is a very good time to plan things on the down-low. Mars is also still in Scorpio which means there is a whopping 4 cosmic characters in this sign for at least a couple of hours on Friday evening. This will be an evening where we become acutely aware of what we want and the places we want to empower ourselves. The Moon then moves in to Sagittarius around 8 pm central and we get a dose of expansiveness and optimism to end the night with.
Saturday November 6th
Moon in Sagittarius can be idealistic and want to feel into what is true and real - and we are supported in this as we awake with the Moon in an opportunistic sextile to Saturn in Aquarius. Dreams may be active overnight as the Moon makes a square to mystical Neptune.
Sunday November 7th
The Moon is sextile Jupiter in Aquarius turning our minds to the future early in the morning and then goes void-of-course (meaning it makes no other connections) for the rest of the day. Today is a worthy day of rest and relaxation and it would be wise to use it to charge up for the week, some of which could be tense. The Moon moves into Capricorn around 7 pm and will meet Venus as we go to bed. This is a very beneficial evening for love and money.
Monday November 8th
This is the a very Monday like Monday - in fact the week itself is intense - Mars in Scorpio is approaching a square with Saturn which will perhaps bring up similar feelings or situations from October 29th and 30th when the Sun squared Saturn. This can feel like there is an obstacle in your path, or responsibility to attend to. When Mars is in Scorpio it wants to feel deeply and passionately but Saturn in Aquarius is calling us to a higher minded approach with the future in mind. The Moon, wandering through its least comfortable sign of Capricorn all day can feel a bit oppressive until the afternoon when it trines the planet of freedom and upheaval, Uranus in Taurus. Mars square Saturn persists for the whole first half of the week with Mercury coming in to conjoin it as well making things a bit explosive and angst filled. I would mark Monday-Wednesday down as a time to attend to your nervous system and try to soothe and nurture yourself as it could be a week of tense situations as this aspect perfects. Wednesday seems to be the culmination with the Moon also hitting Saturn at the same time as Mercury and Mars are square. I might even expect to see things happen on a collective/world stage this week with regards to social unrest or even earth/weather events. More on that next week :)
NEW MOON THEME BY RISING SIGN
Scorpio Rising = Identity / self / autonomy / instincts
Libra Rising = assets / money / values / self worth / comfort
Virgo Rising = communication / learning / siblings / community / decision making
Leo Rising = home / family / emotional security
Cancer Rising = creativity / courage / purpose / romance / children / inner-child
Gemini Rising = work / service / habits / health / healing
Taurus Rising = collaboration / relationships / agreements /n cooperation
Aries Rising = shared resources / sexuality / empowerment / contracts /
Pisces Rising = higher education and learning / beliefs / adventure / truth /philosophy
Aquarius Rising = ambition / authority / career / public image
Capricorn Rising = friends / networks / goals and aspirations
Sagittarius Rising = retreat / self-reflection / dreams / intuition / subconscious
Author: Mandi Rae Trott
Content creator of Ecstatic Astrology, Mandi, a mother, musicia, and writer, resides in the Heart of Dixie and has a uniquely southern approach to interpreting the patterns of the cosmos.