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Dissolve Any Barriers -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., Nov. 16th - Sun., Nov. 22nd, 2015

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

I could immediately feel the Pisces South Node after the Moon Nodes switched from Libra/Aries to Virgo/Pisces. The first thing I noticed was when I found myself obsessively searching for songs on Spotify. I wanted to stay in bed all day and just daydream. I felt this immediate compassion towards everyone I spoke with; people shared with me that they had a hard time getting going in the morning... I am sure the Neptune station amplified all of this as well... After all Neptune rules Pisces ;-) Feel free to watch my video about the Moon Nodes in Virgo/Pisces

This week's headline items: on Monday, it's time to take actions on our New Moon intentions from last week. Neptune comes to a halt on Wednesday late morning, the first Quarter Moon in Aquarius becomes exact on Wednesday night/Thursday very early morning, Chiron starts to slow down on Saturday (beginning its "station"), Mercury changes signs from Scorpio to Sagittarius on Friday afternoon and the Sun will do the same on Sunday late morning. 

There will also be four Moon VoC phases this week: Monday afternoon (for 10.5 hours), Thursday very early morning (for 4 hours), Saturday very early morning (for almost 2 hours), and Sunday afternoon (for almost 21 hours).

Monday: the Moon remains in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn all day. It will journey there until Tuesday very early morning. The Capricorn Moon emphasizes our need for structure and forward planning. We are motivated by a desire for success; achievement and manifestation are paramount. 

We are resourceful and pursue economy with time, energy, and other resources. We take things more seriously during Moon in Capricorn: we look reality in the eye. This can be a very productive period. As best as you can, avoid "should-ing" on yourself. Take the pressure off: try saying "I am doing the best I can and that's all I can ever do" ;-) 

Saturn (ruler of Capricorn) is transiting through Sagittarius right now, making this a great time to explore our beliefs. It's also a great time to focus on the greater meaning of life and for going beyond conditioned thinking structures. As best as you can, be authentic about what you believe: Do your beliefs actually match your direct experience of life -- as it is for you now, not how it was 5 or 10 years ago?

If you set intentions last week Wednesday or Thursday, right after the New Moon became exact, Monday 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?

Monday at 3:53pm EST, we enter a 10.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts until 2:24am EST (Tuesday very early morning). Use this intuitive time for research that supports long-term goals. 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 your late afternoon and evening ahead of time ;-) 

Tuesday at 2:24am EST, the Moon moves into freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius,where it will journey until Thursday morning. The energy of the Aquarian Moon relates to our instinct for improvement. Reactions are more intellectual than emotional; interactions more impersonal than personal. We are likely to have an increased fascination with the new and unusual. 

Social gatherings, anything connected with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas and methods, progress: all these are promoted during the time the Moon moves through Aquarius. Again: we have our eyes on the future -- or on outer space :-) Personal freedom becomes paramount.
Tuesday late morning, a Sun/Mercury alignment in 25 degrees of Scorpio becomes exact at 9:53am EST. We started feeling this aspect build from last Thursday on; it will be strong until this Saturday. When the Sun and Mercury come together, we are especially sharp, communicative, and open. This aspect indicates a confident mind and an analytical approach to life. 

Intelligence and communication abilities are strong at this time; however, we may not listen as well as the other speaks -- we might be too busy thinking about what to say next. What we say or write now has impact, so as best as you can, choose your words wisely. If people hung on your every word, what would you say then? What would you hold back from saying?

Our opinions are usually strong during this time; we like to think independently and are proud of our opinions and our thoughts. For this reason, our egos might get bruised if we are not "heard" -- if our opinions are pushed aside, ignored or criticized. As best as you can, express yourself fully, knowing that others may have different opinions… and that's ok. 

Our thinking may become obsessive -- but becoming dogmatic may not serve us -- choose your battles wisely and seek to empower wherever possible.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 21-29 degrees of Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius or Leo? If so, you will be more affected by this alignment. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo, Gemini or Virgo (the Sun rules Leo; Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo)

Wednesday: the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius all day (see Tuesday early morning for details).

Wednesday at 11:31am EST, after a 5-month retrograde, Neptune comes to a halt in 7 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 for the next 12 years, 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 and your intuition?

Do you have your Ascendent, your Career point or any of your personal planets in 5-9 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.

Thursday: the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius until 7:21am EST(see Tuesday early morning for details).

Thursday very early morning at 1:27am EST, the first Quarter Moon in 26.5 degrees of Aquarius becomes exact. We started to feel this aspect from the moment the Moon entered Aquarius on Tuesday. The Moon in freedom-loving, progressive, detached, objective Aquarius makes a challenging aspect to the Sun in passionate, all-or-nothing, intimacy-craving Scorpio. 

We feel compelled to take action. Last Wednesday (Nov.11th) saw the New Moon. If we planted seeds for a new project or initiative around then, it is probably off the ground by now -- and facing its first obstacles. 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, take it one breath at a time. Allow for changes, remain flexible and find creative solutions in your day-to-day interactions with others. 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in any of the following: 23-29 degrees of Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus or Leo? 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).

Thursday at 3:19am EST, we enter a 4-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts until 7:21am EST. We are experiencing two quite different needs that pull us in different directions: On the one hand, we feel the need to improve our lives and move towards our vision; on the other hand, we need to talk about our inner experiences -- the inner world of shadows and fears.
Use this intuitive time to make adjustments and find creative solutions when it comes to these energies. Find ways to honor your feelings/gut and see where the mind takes you from there. 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 your evening and Sunday morning ahead of time ;-) 

Thursday at 7:21am EST, the Moon moves into creative, sensitive Pisces, where it will journey until Saturday late morning. The energy of the Pisces Moon bears on the need for connection to our higher selves. It can be a wistful, sensitive and compassionate time; we are especially imaginative, and our intuition reigns. Boundaries and walls come down; we feel energetically connected to everything around us. 

As best as you can, therefore, be kind to yourself and others -- surround yourself with loving energy. It's a time best used for spiritual or creative endeavors and for dissolving our fears and doubts. Feelings tend to flow more freely; as best as you can, let them ;-)

Friday: the Moon remains in creative, sensitive Pisces all day (see Thursday morning for details).

Friday afternoon at 2:43pm EST, Mercury changes signs from intense, passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio to optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius. It will journey through this sign until Dec. 9th. When Mercury is in Sagittarius, our thinking shifts from plumbing the depths of situations, to learning more broadly. 

We seek out ideals, our thinking is more optimistic, our faith increases. We believe and persuade. With Jupiter in Virgo right now, we are invited to think on a practical level and improve our daily routines. 

There will likely be a lot of talking, sharing, and possibly overthinking things. As best as you can, listen to your thoughts -- toss the ones that are no longer a match for your inner sense of truth. Expand your thinking by tapping into your inner wisdom and connecting to a broader perspective about life.

Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo? If so, you will feel a greater need for expansion -- let's hope it's not your waistline that expands :-) Do you have your Ascendent or Sun-sign in Sagittarius? If so, you will most likely feel more chatty for the next 3 weeks. 

Friday evening, a challenging Venus/Pluto aspect becomes exact at 9:02pm EST. We started feeling this aspect from Wednesday on; it will be strong until Monday of next week. This aspect is part of a T-square between Venus, Uranus and Pluto: The Universe is asking us to stretch and grow.

A T-square can create stress and a need for change. This is especially true when it is located in the cardinal signs (Aries, Libra and Capricorn). It is wise to find creative solutions and move towards a peaceful resolution. That said, it might not always pan out that way… as best as you can, stay grounded in love, not fear. Stay flexible and open-minded. As best as you can, nurture yourself; make sure you have everything you need to be able to come from a place of inner strength & safety.

Venus represents our relationships and that which we most value; these areas may undergo major transformations. This aspect challenges us to find meaning in our life through partnerships. We must now uncover the deeper layer of our life. With Pluto in the mix, social interactions could be intense. 

You may see changes in financial status or relationships. In the latter, things erupt that have been brewing beneath the surface for some time; this may prove disruptive: As best you can, empower rather than disempower. We may become obsessed with our commitments and our partner during this time. 

We may also experience Pluto through our partner, experiencing manipulation and controlling behaviors; we must be especially wary of resisting change and holding onto negative attachments. It's time to let go of destructive attachments and connections. How can we grow and evolve in our relationships? Is there a relationship that we need to grow and evolve out of?

This aspect could also express itself through sexual tension; there is a strong desire for love in its physical expression. However, keep your standards high, so you can come upon a love that fulfills all your needs -- definitely don't start a relationship with "just anyone", in order to avoid being alone. 

Remember to be true to your own values; wait for someone with whom you can have a relationship based on trust, love and a genuine desire for intimacy -- and work on being worth finding, in the meantime :-)

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 11-17 degrees of Libra, Capricorn, Aries or Cancer? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Scorpio (Venus being the ruler of Taurus and Libra, while Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio)

Saturday: the Moon remains in creative, sensitive Pisces until 10:12am EST (see Thursday morning for details).

Saturday at 8:23am EST, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC) that lasts for almost 2 hours, until 10:12am EST. Use this intuitive time to take a break, or to slow down and get in touch with your feelings and your intuition. 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.

Saturday at 10:12am EST, the Moon moves into pioneering, fast-paced Aries, where it will journey until Monday morning. The energy of the Aries Moon bears on starting something new. Our gut impulses are strong; we feel energetic, spontaneous, enthusiastic and brave -- and perhaps impatient and impulsive. Excess energy is best channeled into physical activity.  

Also on Saturday: Chiron starts its station. It is slowing down as it gets ready, after its 5-month retrograde phase, to move forward again on Nov. 28th. We will feel the effects of its station until Dec. 6th; 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 15-19 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini and Sagittarius will feel this station more strongly.
Sunday: the Moon remains in pioneering, fast-paced Aries all day (see Saturday morning for details).

Sunday at 10:25am EST, the Sun changes signs from passionate, intense, all-or-nothing Scorpio to adventurous, optimistic, freedom-loving Sagittarius. The Sun will journey here until December 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.

Sunday at 2:16pm EST, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC) that lasts for almost 21 hours, until 11:26am EST (Monday late morning). Use this intuitive time to connect to your personal vision for life; tap into your unique spark to fulfill your vision. 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 your afternoon, evening and Monday morning ahead of time ;-) 

A head's up for next Monday: the Moon remains inpioneering, fast-paced Aries and VoC until 11:26am EST (see Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon for details)At 11:26am EST, the Moon moves into steady, peaceful Taurus, where it will journey until Wednesday early afternoon. In the afternoon, Jupiter moves of the Solar Eclipse degree (from Sept.13th) at 4:36pm EST anda Venus/Uranus opposition becomes exact at 5:13pm EST...More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-) 

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Have a fantastic week!  
Many blessings,

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