November 2

Phases of the Moon, as seen from the Northern Hemisphere. The Southern hemisphere will see a mirror image of this phase. (Source:Wikipedia)

Phases of the Moon, as seen from the Northern Hemisphere. The Southern hemisphere will see a mirror image of this phase. (Source:Wikipedia)


Hello, everyone.

This week begins with the Full Moon on Monday, Neptune resuming direct motion, Venus changing signs, and stress between Mercury and Jupiter by the week’s end.


On Monday the Full Moon brings resources to our awareness – our own and others’.  The Moon is full when it is directly opposite the Sun in the sky and this Full Moon pits the Taurus Moon against the Scorpio Sun.  Both Taurus and Scorpio are concerned with resources, physical as well as our sense of emotional strength and power.  This Moon brings the opportunity to recognize and address any imbalances that exist between building the strength of our own material well-being and taking care of others’ well-being.  Balance is the key.

Later on Monday our social instincts and creative juices, represented by Venus, are in harmony with the universal flow of inspiration, represented by Neptune.  If you can take some time to open yourself, fresh ideas can rush in.  And you don’t need to be alone:  some of the best ideas can come from collaboration with others.


Neptune has been in retrograde motion since late May and today the planet of inspiration resumes her direct path.  If you’ve been feeling out of touch with your larger community, you’ll enter a period of reintegration and reunion.  Quoting my own post, Neptune in Aquarius – Inspired Minds,

It’s such an interesting time with Neptune transiting Aquarius because the non-rational (Neptune; right brain) is pouring into the earth through the rational (Aquarius; left brain).  The realm of thought and ideas has become today’s conduit for the creative.

With Neptune in direct motion, you will see the connections between disparate events and recognize new methods to achieve teamwork and cooperation. (For a full exploration of Neptune in Aquarius, see the topic in the column to the right under CURRENT EVENTS.)


On Saturday, Venus enters the zodiac sign Scorpio.  For the last few weeks, when Venus was in Libra, we experienced a time when our social instincts were fair-minded and our business relationships were rational.  Venus in Scorpio is a very different energy.  Scorpio is secretive and emotional.   Long-lasting contractual or financial agreements can be gained at this time but will contain an element of intrigue and the possibility of betrayal.  Review everything carefully and if there are unspoken emotional undertones, make sure you get them out on the table before you commit.


On Sunday the news is good, maybe too good.  With Mercury in stressful aspect to Jupiter, either overconfidence leads to over-commitment or you distrust what you hear and take all deals off the table.  You are likely to over-react or under-react.  Try to find a happy medium.  Let your far-reaching wisdom inform your strategies today.


Have a fruitful, creative week!  And as always, let me know how your week unfolds.