Happy Halloween and Day of the Dead, Full Moon, & the end of Mercury retrograde. November is very significant astrologically, as Jupiter & Pluto move toward their 3rd meeting of 2020. This is an unusual as the year itself has been. Perhaps this transformative conjunction signals the major shift we need, as a country, a world and a planet.
Sunday: The Full Moon vibes are still very present, and the Moon remains in Taurus today. Taurus rules the neck and throat. Wear a scarf if it's cold, a necklace with a special stone or metal if you need psychic protection or communication energy (I choose labradorite or turquoise for this), and sip an herbal tea for dry or sore throat. Mercury squares Saturn and the Moon and Saturn align. Saturn energy challenges us to do our best and take responsibility seriously. Planets in Capricorn all come into harmony with the Moon today. These 3 planets are very influential for the rest of the year and especially the next two weeks. Sticking with routines may be helpful as many things seem turbulent. Capricorn appeals to our sense of structure and the good feeling of doing meaningful work. Void Moon 9:29 pm EST, and this is the first full day of the time change. Make sure you turned any clocks back. I'm leading a restful Yoga Nidra for today's seasonal time transition and pre-election strain or anxiety. Tune in on zoom at 4 pm with the link Breathing Room Yoga Studio sends you once you sign up. BreathingRoomMe.com No experience is needed. Bring a blanket and pillows and just rest and listen. This guided meditation may change the way you deal with stress, pain, and self care. Today's color is Turquoise.
Monday: At 5 am EST the Moon enters Gemini. The mind fills with studies, problem solving, or perseverating about problems or fears. The best part of today is the social, friendly alignment of the Moon and Venus, favoring friendships and getting acquainted. Pink is today's color.
Tuesday: Election Day has finally arrived. Mercury retrograde ends today at 12:50 pm EST. As Mercury stations, one way or the other, we often experience the peak of confusion, technical issues, and miscommunication. Do as little as possible. Stay in the neutral and patient zone. The Moon is in Gemini, influenced by Mars retrograde in Aries and Neptune in Pisces. Both could be problematic. Mars retrograde in Aries is the shadow side of anger, aggressions and actions. People may have big trouble handing their emotions, especially if overwhelmed. Watching the news constantly cannot change anything today. Please give yourself long breaks where you do healthy, wholesome things and get all of this out of your mind and aura for a bit. Neptune's dark side is duplicity as well as deceptiveness. Our thinking may not be rational and clear. Separate from negativity and please get off the internet sites and do not follow negative threads. Misinformation could be a big issue. I will tell you right out that my intuition all along has said, truth and good sense will prevail in this election. I still feel that and I'm sticking by it. But today looks very difficult for truth and right action. There are things to overcome and emotions to be managed. Yoga teaches us of impermanence, and this situation will evolve, transform and pass by. Wear Yellow, to help with focus and re-centering.
Wednesday: The Gemini Moon is void of course from 8:49 am to 4:45 pm EST. The last aspect at 8:49 am is a trine to Mercury newly direct and not yet in motion. Again, information and communication may be unreliable, spread too easily, and be very distracting. Take today easy. If you took vacation this week, you may have made a sensible and mentally healthy choice. Cancer Moon takes over and still it's a favorable time to be in your comfy clothes, comfort zone, home with some healthy treats and a solid meal. Try not to overdo anything. People may be defensive and immersed in their feelings or family priorities. Today's color is Light Blue.
Thursday: Cancer Moon with contrasting and contradictory influences today. Mars retrograde and Venus square the Moon and both strain relationships. Sometimes it comes in the form of healthy stress that we need in order to grow and progress. But we may be impatient or lash out and that's only making matters worse. Venus in Libra could help us confront matters kindly and objectively. Can you be like Venus today? Supportive and/or easy angles occur also. The first is between the Moon and Uranus and that can go either way. It could really stir the emotional waters and our sense of security. On the other hand, it may help surface ideas that were not previously considered. This can assist with problem solving and finding alternatives. The Moon and Sun are in harmony for love, compassion, and our deepest emotional wisdom. Tune into emotional intelligence. Wear White.
Friday: Mercury squares Saturn. This tests our willingness and ability to agree, negotiate and decide based on the information we have. Mercury is newly direct, so my advice is do not rush into terms or react too quickly to information. This square is followed by 3 oppositions between Cancer Moon and planets in Capricorn. These planets are incredibly influential this season. The main idea is to 'get it together' and right now that means preparations and plans (even if they need to be altered.) Capricorn is a sign of reality, tangible results and action that builds and constructs. Cancer is emotion based. Today there may be strong discrepancies between what the emotions desire and need and what steps need to be taken because they are sensible. Putting both together is the ideal, if possible. Do not go against intuition, yet do take stock and see what has to be done. Can you honor both? Cancer Moon ends the evening with a square to Saturn, the planet mercury squared this morning before dawn. The action is in cardinal signs that value progress. At 8:27 pm EST, the Moon enters void of course time, the in between hours, until 2:18 am. Wear Black.
Saturday: Leo Moon. Could the be a break in the action and a chance for fun or celebration of some kind? Maybe just a little bit. This weekend, something may brighten your outlook or experience. There is a tough square with Uranus at 5:49 pm EST. That may require creative thinking or a genius response. Work on creative problem solving, and persist if it's important. The Moon approaches harmony with Venus and Mars overnight. This could be a date night, a time for romance or friendship. Keep your social interactions safe though. COVID 19 is real and we're in a crucial time. Purple is today's color.