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)

AUDIO VERSION:  November 16

Hello everyone.

What’s new?  This week is fairly neutral, with the New Moon on Monday, some passion between Venus and Mars on Thursday, and the Sun entering Sagittarius on Saturday.  This is a welcome respite after last week.  While the exact contact has ended between Saturn and Pluto, its influence will continue to be felt strongly over the next week or two, and will always be in the background of our lives until next October.  To read more about the Saturn/Pluto square, see the topic at the right.

Monday

This month’s New Moon falls on Monday, the Moon’s day.  In the hours leading up to the New Moon it’s best to spend time quietly dealing with small matters.  Once the New Moon occurs at about 2:00 PM EST, it’s fine to turn your attention to new endeavors.

Later in the day Mercury sextiles Saturn which will bring discipline and perseverance to our thinking and communications.  This influence favors selling and negotiating and is particularly good for projects involving information technology, like upgrading or installing new programs.

Thursday

On Thursday you may feel pulled between aggressive forces and cooperative feelings with a square between Mars and Venus.  This can ignite passion on both sides of a long-standing debate between your marketing team versus your operational team.  You are the one that must stand in the middle and resolve the issue, taking the best from both sides.

Saturday

On Saturday the Sun moves from deeply probing Scorpio to sunny, optimistic Sagittarius.  Sagittarius rules the month just before the Solstice in December and is the beginning of the season of celebration in many cultures.  The Sagittarius energy loves travel and ritual and possesses an adventurous spirit and a thankful heart – the perfect complement for the holidays.

Enjoy the week!