today's astrology forecast | wednesday, november 16, 2022 - the need to stand out or support someone who is, big words, the potential for good news, venus comes up for air



The Moon has been in Leo since yesterday. 


We are nurtured through and our attention can turn to our collective Leo themes (also your Leo natal house theme as the Moon makes her monthly trip through this house) - creative projects, romance, children, fun, our heart, heart-centered pursuits, a need to step into the spotlight. The Moon is answering to the Sun now and we are looking for a way to SHINE. 


Our lunar days in Leo are always a bit challenging with big daddy Saturn in Aquarius (Leo's polarity sign). Every month - and this happened on Tuesday night - the Moon runs into an opposition with this energy - authority/limits/the rules. So, there is always a little rain on our parade. In Leo, we want to be our regal, personal best and with Saturn all Aqua-y now there is some kind of group-think/group or goals that bring us into connection with other people/tech thing/future thing - something is HOLDING US UP. Requiring something of us that dulls our shine/slows our roll. 


Today, Luna sextiles Mars at 7:11AM EST, squares the Sun at 8:26 AM EST and goes void off a square to Mercury at 6:55PM EST. She is void until 8:04PM EST when she moves into earthy Virgo.

Today's square from the Leo Moon to the Scorpio Sun is this month's Last Quarter Moon before next week's New Moon. Tension/frustration, the need to take some kind of action that requires us to be brave/confident/STAND OUT vs our need for privacy/for something to remain cocooned. Maybe there is a need for a Scorpian situation to be brought front and center/to get some ATTENTION. Maybe our intense focus, whatever we are obsessing about, needs to lighten up and have some fun. The Sun is trining Black Moon Lilith in Cancer at the same time -  a light/illumination of our womb wound/childhood or family wound or a light on the part of us that chooses ourselves - or someone who does. The feminine outcast energy is viewed through a Scorpionic (life and death, deep, truthful) lens. Secrets can come out.

At the same time it is Mercury's turn to trine Jupiter. BIG words. Expansive conversations. Some will have good news. A lucky break. There is, dare I say - optimism here. Mercury is in deep Scorpio and Jupiter in boundary-less Pisces, there can be healing, compassion, forgiveness. Think surrender. Think peace. Think faith.

This is also the day Venus (love, money, women, beauty, our values and self-esteem) rises from murky Scorpio into 'sky's the limit' Sagittarius. 

Venus in Scorpio, particularly at the stressful final degrees - and with this being magnified by Jupiter - has likely had us feeling we are missing something or about to. Maybe that we need to hurry up and GET IT, make some kind of desperate, hail Mary, last minute play - probably stressing us OUT. This can also indicate something that MUST be dealt with before we can expand/move on to those greener pastures promised by the Sun's move into Sagittarius next week. What needs to end (this is Scorpio after all) before you can move forward?

Now, with Venus in Sag, our faith restored we will start to be able to see PAST the problems.

While Venus in Scorpio can be one tough cookie as she is rather committed to getting to the bottom of things/can dissect people and situations a bit too intensely/harshly, Venus in Sagittarius is lighter - values freedom and seeking higher, more expansive and enlightened "truths". 

So, now, instead of being attracted to what is dark/secret/complicated, our attractions will turn to what is somehow BIGGER/something that stretches us/something we want to believe in. Sagittarius is the sign of POTENTIAL. 

Sag is a fire sign and will make us more fiery/passionate about what we are wanting. Our wants will probably center around our need to KNOW or experience something MORE or be driven by what we already know/believe and even with Venus's upcoming opposition to Mars (backing through Sag's polarity sign of Gemini) the fire that starts this week is a good thing.

Sagittarius Suns and Ascendants (1st house cusps) get more attractive now - both able to attract what they want/need and easier on the eye. All our Sagittarius houses get more attractive, too. And our natal houses ruled by Venus become more expansive. 

The search we began when Venus dove into Scorpio continues, but now instead of looking at the stuff that is underneath, under the hood, under the covers or releasing the stuff we are no longer magnetized to/magnetizing, Venus (as us) looks way out into the horizon at the stuff we might one day meet up with. Sagittarius is the sign of faith. Do we have faith that better days are ahead for us?

Venus in Sag is excellent energy to reach for something further out there, to work with something/someone foreign, to take something to a higher level, to stretch. We attract what we want and need by optimistically embracing potential now. We don't have to know how this is all going to turn out, we can't know that part because there isn't a 'way this is going to turn out'. What we know with Venus in Sagittarius is there will be adventure here - if we embrace our next step with an adventurous heart.

Venus will be in Sagittarius until December 9th.  

xo all

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