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Take in Helpful Feedback -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., Nov. 20th - Sun., Nov. 26th, 2017

Please note that all times given below are Eastern Standard Time -- to change the listed times to your own timezone, I recommend clicking here for the time and date converter

The theme of last week for me was: "let's not think about it, let's do it!" Mars/Pluto square anyone? I have to say, the ability to focus and get sh*t done was incredible :-)) But at the end of the day... also quite exhausting -- that need for feeling nurtured was not to be overlooked... 

Before we get to this week's forecast, I have one quick announcement: 
Feel free to check out my 30-minute excerpt from my webinar about Jupiter's passage through intense, all-or-nothing Scorpio, until Nov. 2018! 

And if you want to know how that will impact you personally, feel free to buy the whole 90+ min. webinar on the subject --  click here  -- we talked about what to expect for the next 12 months, and how it all applies to our own birth charts ;-)

This week's headline items: on Monday evening, the Sun squares the degree of the Aug. 21st Solar Eclipse; the Sun changes signs (from Scorpio into Sagittarius) on Tuesday late evening; on Thursday afternoon, it's time to take actions on our New Moon Intentions; Neptune comes to a halt on Wednesday morning, ending its 5-month retrograde phase; Chiron starts its Station phase on Saturday; and finally, the first Quarter Moon in Pisces becomes exact on Sunday early afternoon.

There will also be three Moon VoC phases this week: Monday evening (for for almost 7 hours), Thursday early morning (for a little over 9.5 hours), and Saturday late evening (for 5.5 hours).

Monday (November 20th): the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius all day. It will journey there until Tuesday very early morning. We're strongly motivated to explore and learn. We're not likely to be big fans of routine -- diversity and new adventures work best at this time -- we're also physically restless and need to burn that off with activity and physical exercise.

We tend to feel more open, optimistic and inspired -- but we also have a high degree of independence, which means we'd rather inspire others to do things our way, than take orders. Inspiring others could come easier than normal, as we can see the bigger picture, leaving us confident that others will agree with us, once they see what we see. 

As best as you can, speak your truth without assuming that everyone is on the same page as you. Improvisation works well for us at this time, as we are spontaneous and love living on the edge -- just watch out you aren't overdoing or overstating things. 

If you haven't set your New Moon Intentions yet, today (Monday) until 6:42am EST is the best time to do so... If you'd like some input on how to do that, check out this article -- you could also (re-)watch my New Moon video 
 
Monday at 7:26pm EST, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for almost 7 hours, until 2:14am EST (Tuesday very early morning). Use this intuitive time to focus on long-term projects that involve a truthful perspective or an adventure into the truth.  

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Monday evening and night ahead of time ;-) 

Also on Monday evening, around 7:30pm EST, the Sun squares the degree of the Aug. 21st Solar Eclipse. We are at a turning point. Our direct experience is our most valuable resource, especially if we allow ourselves to take in helpful feedback. How has your perception of yourself, others, and life shifted since Aug. 21st? 
 
Tuesday (Nov. 21st): the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius until 2:14am EST (see Monday for details). 
 
Tuesday at 2:14am EST, the Moon moves into practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn, where it will journey until Thursday afternoon. We tend to be more realistic, serious, cautious; this can support practical endeavors and financial matters. 

Our ambition surges and brings with it a need for structure and planning; when you add in the pragmatism this aspect supports, you can see how this could be a very productive time for business and long-term goals. Our reputation becomes very important to us. 

As best as you can during this aspect, avoid "should-ing" on yourself. Take the pressure off, perhaps by saying "I am doing the best I can and that's all I can ever do" ;-)

Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn; it's transiting through Sagittarius right now, making this a great time to explore limiting beliefs and bust through conditioned thought structures -- and those stories we tell ourselves about "what was", rather than what actually "is". It's also a great time to take a more serious look at the "meaning of life". 

As best as you can, be authentic about your beliefs: Do they actually match your direct experience of life -- as it is for you now, rather than 5 or 10 years ago? What is true as of now? What is not?  
 
Tuesday morning, an opportune Venus/Pluto aspectbecomes exact at 6:29am EST. We started to feel this aspect from last Sunday on; it will remain strong until this Wednesday evening. This aspect brings an opportunity for new insights into relationships and love. There is a chance for strong physical attractions. 

This could be a powerful and uplifting time for our romantic relationships -- and for our pocketbook. Remember: this is an "opportunity" -- opportunities aren't necessarily handed to us, we have to make them happen.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (MC) or any personal planets in 15-20 degrees of Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces or Virgo? If so, you may be more aware of this opportunity. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Scorpio (Venus rules Taurus and Libra; Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio).
 
Tuesday at 10:05pm EST, the Sun changes signs from passionate, intense, all-or-nothing Scorpio to adventurous, optimistic, freedom-loving Sagittarius. The Sun will journey here until Dec. 21st. For the next four weeks, we may feel a little more restless than usual. We are more aware of our sense of humor and our love for freedom. Our approach to life at this time tends to be direct and honest. 

We may want to connect to people from all walks of life right now, just so we can learn about others. We tend to feel more optimistic during this time; this may get us into trouble if we go overboard and only take an idealistic point of view. Wanting to learn, explore and have fun gives us vitality and zest for life. What would open you up to a new adventure?

All this is especially true if you are a Leo or Sagittarius Sun-sign or Rising-sign. As a Sagittarius, you will feel a good dose of confidence and playfulness in the next four weeks; as a Leo, you are more adventurous and restless than usual…exploring something new might be just the thing for you to do.

Wednesday (Nov. 22nd): the Moon remains in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn all day (see Tuesday very early morning for details). 

Tuesday night/Wednesday very early morning, we have an opportunity to soften our need for accomplishment with a gentler, more intuitive approach. 

Wednesdayearly afternoon, our focus intensifies -- we might even get a little obsessed with a project or task -- as best as you can, take breaks and don't forget to practice a little self-care ;-) 

Wednesdaylate afternoon/early evening, we have the opportunity to make meaningful connections that could support our long-term goals. 

Wednesday evening starts out with lots of energy, and brings a strong desire for accomplishment, but we need to adjust and innovate when working with others -- flexibility is key ;-)
 
Wednesday at 9:21am EST, after a 5-month retrograde, Neptune comes to a halt in 11.5 degrees of Pisces and starts to move forward again. The emotional nature of Neptune feels confusing and overwhelming at times. As Neptune will be moving through Pisces until 2025, our understanding of interconnectedness is going to grow; our collective spiritual and emotional sides will slowly evolve. 

We can see how connected we are to our Higher Self/The Universe/Source. What's more, we have an opportunity to dissolve any barriers between us and our Soul's guidance. Are we sensing our Soul's desire for love and oneness to the fullest? Are we connecting to our intuition? Is anything keeping us from experiencing the flow of life? 

As Neptune slowly starts to pick up speed again, it will bring our focus back to the outside world. We are now ready to implement the things we have been connecting to internally for the past 5 months. What did you discover about your feelings, your intuition and your own divinity?

Do you have your Ascendent, your Career point or any of your personal planets in 9-14 degrees of Pisces, Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius? If you do, you may feel the effects of the Neptune station more than others. 

This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Pisces (Neptune rules Pisces): This is a great time to use what you learned in the last 5 months about your connection to Source -- and perhaps to allow yourself to connect more fully to the flow of life, and let yourself be inspired — even more than most other people.

Feel free to watch this 15-min. excerpt of my most recent webinar. We talked about November's Neptune and Chiron Station phases in relationship to our own Birth charts... enjoy!
 
Thursday (Nov. 23rd) is Thanksgiving Day in the US. In that vein, I would like to give thanks for all the wonderful people I know and connect with every day. Just recently, I was saying to my husband how grateful I am that my direct experience when connecting with people is almost entirely one of love, openness and generosity of spirit -- rather than the conflict and deterioration so often portrayed in the media.  

The Moon remains in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn until 3:14pm EST (see Tuesday very early morning for details). 
 
Thursday at 5:33am EST, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for a little over 9.5 hours, until 3:14pm EST. You may be aware of two seemingly conflicting desires: On the one hand, a need for serious, diligent accomplishment -- and on the other, a desire to break free and rebel against obligations. 

As best as you can, take some breaks, and "let your freak flag fly" -- just for a moment -- and revel in it! As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Thursday morning and early afternoon ahead of time ;-) 
 
Thursday at 3:14pm EST, the Moon moves into freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius, where it will journey until Sunday very early morning. With this Moon placement, we often feel emotionally detached; when we do connect to our feelings, it's typically from a cerebral, intellectual place. We need a cause or project that resonates -- preferably one where we can connect with like-minded people.

For the next couple of days, we'll tend to be more eccentric or experimental; future-related issues like politics or education call to us now, as do unusual or even esoteric subjects like Astrology, UFOs... indeed anything from outer space. Our scientific approach to things leans on originality and ingenuity; we definitely love being unconventional. 

The increased value we place on personal and emotional independence could make us come off as indifferent or cold in one-on-one interactions. That said, we can still be friendly and kind, provided we aren't pushed into doing something conventional or unethical. 

If you set your New MoonIntentions last Saturday or Sunday, soon after the New Moon became exact, Thursday afternoon after 3:14pm EST, will be a great time to take relevant actions. If you wrote your intentions down, go back and take another look at what came through intuitively. If you didn’t write anything down, get quiet for a moment and check in with yourself: What actions are calling to you?
 
Friday (Nov. 24th): the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius all day (see Thursday afternoon for details).
 
Friday late morning, a challenging Mercury/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 9:53am EST. We started to feel this aspect from Tuesday afternoon on; it will remain strong until Monday evening (Nov 27th). This combination might bring up some insecurities in our verbal, in-person or email interactions. 

That said, this could also be an opportunity for healing; we are energized to move past harsh criticism of ourselves or others, towards more loving and compassionate structures for thinking and communicating. As best as you can, stretch yourself -- and be open to bringing love and understanding to it all (and that includes you) :-) 

Chiron's Station phase begins tomorrow -- and this provides an important opportunity for healing. Take a look at my Chiron workshop for some healing and understanding about your own inner wounded child -- you can click here to purchase -- or watch the 15-minute excerpt from my most recent Forum about the Neptune and Chiron Station phases: click here   

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point or any personal planets in 21-27 degrees of Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo or Gemini? If so, you are more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo).
 
Saturday (Nov. 25th): the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius all day (see Thursday afternoon for details). 
 
Saturday early morning, a harmonious Mercury/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 5:56am EST. We started to feel this aspect from Wednesday early morning on (Nov. 22nd); it will remain strong until next week Wednesday (Nov. 29th).  This aspect supports a connection between our higher mind and our day-to-day mind. We are able to receive inspiration from higher places and maybe even look into the future. 

We are able to communicate our vision for a better future; insights arise from these communications. Original, creative insights and ideas can appear out of nowhere; as best as you can, stay open to these unique "downloads" -- they might change how you see and proceed with life ;-) 

This is a good time to communicate online, engage in computer-related activities or scientific projects, and also for anything metaphysical. Group activities like Meetups are great things to be involved with right now -- especially if they allow us to share our vision for a better future.  

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 22-28 degrees of Sagittarius, Aries or Leo? If so, you will feel especially blessed by this connection. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Aquarius (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius)
 
Saturday at 9:37pm EST, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for 5.5 hours, until Sunday (Nov 26th) at 3:04am EST. This is an intuitive time that presents an opportunity to connect to innovative ideas and unique world-views in an adult way -- so if you are awake at this time, connect with like-minded people and explore new commitments. 

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Saturday late evening, and night ahead of time ;-)
 
Also on Saturday, Chiron starts its station in 24 degrees of Pisces. It is slowing down as it gets ready, after its 5-month retrograde phase, to move forward again on Dec. 5th. We will feel the effects of its station until Dec. 18th; its energies are more exalted during this period. 

Chiron is the wounded healer; in Pisces, our attention is guided towards our emotional and spiritual wounds. Chiron represents our inner insecurities, those self-conscious and wounded places. Chiron also represents the inner wound of abandonment and our need to "make it on our own".  

We are invited to approach these wounds on a holistic level, to heal them such that others are healed thereby. This is accomplished very simply and naturally when we work with the true beauty and strength of this energy: Compassion. Having compassion for our own wounds heals them and allows healing compassion for the wounds we now see in others. 

What emotional or spiritual sore spots could you acknowledge? What needs your compassion/love? What needs to heal? At a different level, this time could also see an increased emphasis on water as a global and environmental issue. 

Those of us with personal planets and points (ASC or MC) in 22-26 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini and Sagittarius will feel this station more strongly.
 
Sunday (Nov. 26th) at 3:04am EST, the Moon moves into creative, sensitive Pisces, where it will journey until next week Tuesday, late morning. This Moon placement often finds us more sensitive, intuitive, idealistic and imaginative than normal. We also have a greater capacity for compassion, sympathy and affection for all -- but especially for those who suffer or can be regarded as the underdog. 

But... that very idealism could also be our downfall at this time: We tend to see the best in everyone and everything, and when reality doesn't match our idyllic vision, we might feel upset and even victimized by those harsh realities. A way out of this is to channel our idealism into spiritual or creative endeavors. 

It's also a great time for releasing fears -- especially the ones based on a sense of separation -- and experiencing "oneness". Feelings tend to flow more freely; as best as you can, let them -- in fact, "going with the flow" is the best way to go for the next couple of days.This Moon placement starts the build up towards the first Quarter Moon (exact later this afternoon).
 
Sunday early afternoon, at 12:03pm EST, the first Quarter Moon in 4.5 degrees of Pisces becomes exact. We started to feel this aspect build from the moment the Moon entered Pisces very early this morning.The Moon in creative, sensitive, compassionate Pisces makes a challenging aspect to the Sun in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius. 

We feel compelled to take action. Last week on Nov. 18th, the New Moon in Scorpio become exact: "Seeds" planted then are probably "sprouting" by now -- and making their first real contact with the outside world. This is therefore a time to stretch and grow -- and create some forward momentum. We may feel anxious or unusually busy. 

As best as you can, go one breath at a time. Allow for changes, remain flexible (as much as possible), and find creative solutions for your day-to-day interactions with others.  

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in any of the following: 2-7 degrees of Pisces, Sagittarius, Virgo or Gemini? If so, you will feel the effects of this first Quarter Moon more strongly than otherwise. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).
 
Sunday late afternoon, a harmonious Venus/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 4:22pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from this Friday on; it will remain strong until next Tuesday night (Nov. 28th). This brings the ability for compassion and understanding towards others. We are able also to heal some wounds from the past. 

We are more willing to be vulnerable, as we trust that the other person has our best interest at heart. We also more easily allow for our own humanity and limitations as we relate to others and are more forgiving towards them and ourselves. How does this show up for you?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in the following placements: 22-28 degrees of Scorpio, Pisces or Cancer? If so, you are more blessed by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus or Libra (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra).
 
A head's up for next Monday (Nov. 27th): the Moon remains in creative, sensitive Pisces all day (see Sunday very early morning for details). Monday morning, a somewhat challenging Venus/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 6:48am EST. We will start to feel this aspect from Sunday (Nov. 26th) on; it will remain strong until Monday night/Tuesday morning (Nov. 28/29th). Also on Monday, Mercury begins its station phase in 28-29 degrees of Sagittarius until Dec. 6th. More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-)

One Last Announcement:
Join me for next month's FORECASTING FORUM, on Wednesday, Dec. 6th, 2017 at 1pmPST/ 4pm EST/9pm GMT (London-time). Please note that we will be talking about Saturn changing signs from Sagittarius to Capricorn (it's own sign) -- where it will journey until Dec. 2020!

If you want to know how Saturn journey in Capricorn is going to impact you personally, join me live or sign up for the mp4-video presentation. Other than booking a reading with me, this is the highest level of support you can get -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. To register now, click here

Here is a testimonial from one of our participants right after joining our most recent Forum:
"The last Forecasting Forum was brilliant - you’re so spot on with your intuitive ability to interpret what’s going on astrologically."-- Arvi 

Have a fantastic week! 
Many blessings,
Sonja

PS: To apply my forecasts and videos to your own birth chart, watch my 30-minute class on: "How to Read Your Birth Chart" and feel free to go to my Facebook Fan page for my daily forecasts ;-) 

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