Today's Astrology Forecast | Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 - an intensity of purpose


The Moon continues her journey through Aries. We are nourished/nurtured by passion, action, anger, starting something new, initiative, time alone, time spent with men.


She makes an opportunistic sextile to Jupiter at 8:55AM EST (good for expansion, group situations), inconjuncts the Scorpio Sun and goes void by 10:50AM EST off a challenging square to Pluto. She will be void until 9:18PM EST when she moves into Taurus the sign of her exaltation and home to Friday's first eclipse of the season and precursor to our upcoming (18 month long) Taurus North Node. 

The inconjunct to the Sun is this month's Waxing Inconjunct. 


One final adjustment before Friday's Full Moon. Scorpio/Aries. Mars was the ruler for both these signs until the discovery of Pluto, and they form a natural rock and a hard place like two similar/dissimilar sons. Aries is the energy of starting. It's impulsive/wants to move. Cardinal fire. Scorpio is fixed water. Focused/deep. Slower. Deliberate. 


So maybe we are needing to move quickly with something or maybe we are pushed to go deeper/merge/purge. Adjustments are required. Nothing is totally settled here/nothing works perfectly. Scorpio's modern ruler is Pluto - and that late morning square kind of colors the day with power struggles, obsessions, manipulations, something that feels like life and death.

The way through this emotional pressure is today's Sun/Pluto sextile at 24 degrees of Scorpio and Capricorn. This aspect will allow us to tackle the Moon/Pluto challenges. We are more determined/ambitious/able to do things that are messy. Things we might not really want to do, but that have to be done. The competing Plutos will give us an intensity of purpose.


This is also the day Vesta (what we reverse/hold sacred/dedicate our energies to/what keeps us up at night) moves into high-flying Sagittarius. She will be here until the middle of January when she joins Venus in Cappy (big post on Venus's upcoming retrograde will be up soon). 


In Sagittarius, Vesta's focus WIDENS. She brings our attention to bigger-picture issues. Wisdom, faith, truth. Having her out of Scorpio will help those whose focus has become too dark or too obsessive (the Sun's move at the end of the week will help, too). The fly in the ointment here is when "truth" becomes fanatical. We believe it, so they must, too. Vesta's extreme focus creates "tunnel-vision" and maybe we don't allow ourselves to question/swerve/be curious. The last 18 months with the South Node in Sagittarius has shown us how well any kind of "know-it-all/preachy" thinking/doing/being works - to cut right to the end of that chapter as the world splits right in two - it doesn't! 


Legal issues, foreign situations, education, politics, religion, your natal Sag house theme all become more of a focus for the next couple months.

For today, let's see if we can take advantage of the Sun/Pluto sextile. The Sun is answering to Pluto now, so really powering this one up. Our power/focus/certainty increases. We are blending the light and the dark. The known and the unknown. We can step into our power/authority without triggering the typical resistance from others. Keep in mind we still have the Moon/Pluto square and that long Void Moon to make things wonky and stressy, so let's avoid needing to show/prove how powerful we are in any kind of dark/manipulative ways. Play to your Capricorn. Avoid Darth Vader-y moves/situations.


With Pluto in realistic Cappy and running the day, whatever you are doing, make it something PRODUCTIVE. 


I think we can get alot done even with the Void Moon.

xo all

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