Welcome to Auchterlonie on Astrology for the last day of October and the start of November. This is the week of the First Quarter Moon in Aquarius, on Monday, Nov. 4.
If you follow my podcasts on Facebook or my website, this is the second week where we look at some fun facts of astrology, such as the meaning of The Ides of March or the names of the days of the week and how they are derived from the names of the planets.
But first, the week ahead.
Thursday, Oct. 31 is always Halloween. And this one starts off positively with the Moon in Sagittarius meeting Jupiter in the morning, bringing positive feelings and good fortune together. Then at 11:41 a.m., Mercury turns retrograde, meaning it appears to begin moving backwards in the sky, suggesting a period where thinking and communications may not be what you’re used to. Mercury turns direct on Thursday, Nov. 21, so this period of malfunctioning cell phones and so on is only with us for three weeks this time. When Mercury is retrograde it is a good time to set aside extra time to do some soul searching. Make notes! The great John Candy would have been 69 today and The Lord of the Rings director, Peter Jackson, turns 58.
Friday, Nov. 1 sees the Moon in Capricorn, while Venus moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius. So sexy Scorpio gives way to knowing Sagittarius, with a lot of serious support from feelings that are focused on security and getting things done. It was Nov. 1, 1960 the Montreal Canadiens’ great goalie, Jacques Plante, first wore a mask in an NHL game. One puck to the face too many and a new bit of hockey gear was born. Actress Jenny McCarthy is 47 today.
Saturday, Nov. 2 is a super serious Saturday, as the Moon in Capricorn makes contact with two of the most serious objects in the sky — Saturn and Pluto. It’s a good idea to be totally honest with yourself and to be clear about your motives. This is especially true about matters involving vocation and security. The first commercial radio station began broadcasting on Nov. 2, 1920 and the first thing broadcast was the result of the American presidential election. The first crew of the International Space Station arrived up there 19 years ago today.
Sunday, Nov. 3 sees the Moon move from Capricorn into Aquarius in the early morning on a day when both the Sun and Venus make very positive connections, bringing rewards of a karmic nature and healing through a new or renewed relationship. The income tax was introduced in the U.S. on Nov. 3, 1913. It took until 1917 to get it going in Canada.
Monday, Nov. 4 is the day of the first quarter Moon in Aquarius, as the Moon makes a Square aspect to the Sun at 6:22 in the morning. First Quarter Moons are more energetic because the Moon is gaining in strength on its way to full moon status. This quarter moon is tangled up with some other stressful goings-on suggesting, a need to resolve a challenge from a group of people who may feel or be indebted. Matthew McConaughey celebrates the big 5-0 today. It was Nov. 4, 1916 that the legendary newsman, Walter Cronkite, was born.
Tuesday, Nov. 5 sees the Moon move from Aquarius into Pisces in the early evening. Both Venus and Mars are active today with Venus in Sagittarius in a stressful connection with Uranus in Taurus. Interestingly, Venus is in Sagittarius but rules Taurus, so this may prove to be a creative moment, when a surprise leaves a smile on your face. Later, Mars in Libra gets a challenge from Pluto in Capricorn. Be careful about lower back issues. In the depths of the worldwide depression in 1935, Parker Brothers sold its first edition of the board game Monopoly. The game was based on a 1903 invention called The Landlord’s Game, invented by Lizzie Magie as an educational tool.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, the Moon continues her journey through Pisces as Venus in Sagittarius makes a connection with Pluto in Capricorn, which may prove to be stressful financially, or in some other way, rewarding. Canadian teacher James Naismith, the man who invented basketball, was born Nov. 6, 1861. And Abraham Lincoln became the 16th president of the U.S. on this date in 1860.
We will see the full Moon in Taurus on Tuesday, Nov. 12, and retrograde Mercury makes some noise as well.
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This week it’s all about the names of the days of the week and how they connect to the planets. And on the website you will find an offer to have your birth chart done with a look at your year ahead to boot.
Until next time, remember we are all stardust. We are golden. So shine on!