This week is a look at the week of the third Quarter Moon on Tuesday, Nov. 19 and at Mercury turning direct from retrograde motion on Wednesday Nov. 20, and more.
Thursday Nov. 14: The Moon is moving through the constellation of Gemini, bringing a quick stepping and light emotional tone to a day where stress and challenges abound and where Venus in the constellation Sagittarius is bumping square into Neptune in her home sign of Pisces, much like a T-bone car accident at an intersection. This may be more impactful for Sagittarians and Pisceans but for everyone it puts values and relationships against imagination and dreams for the future. On this day in 1993, Don Shula, Coach of the Miami Dolphins, became the winningest coach in NFL history with 328. The record stands to this day. And French Master painter, Claude Monet, was born Nov. 14, 1840.
Friday Nov. 15: The Moon moves from the constellation Gemini into her home group of Cancer at 11:14 in the morning. Breezy emotions turn more sensitive and protective. With a favourable connection to Uranus in Taurus early in the evening, a surprise for everyone may be especially good for both Taureans and Cancerians. The hugely successful film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, opened on Nov. 15, 1977. TV star Ed Asner, who also voiced the old man in the animated film UP, is 90 today.
Saturday Nov. 16: With the Moon in her home sign of Cancer in opposition to Saturn in its home sign of Capricorn, this is a day of challenges. Facts cannot be changed. But we face either too sensitive a response or sensitive to the point of overcoming a situation that refuses to budge. Saturday is a day where we have nothing to fear but fear itself. It was on Nov. 16, 1896 that Nikola Tesla flipped the switch in Niagara Falls to begin sending AC electricity to Bethlehem Steel in Buffalo, New York. Tours of the Hydro Station have been underway in the past few weeks. Both Maggie Gyllenhaal and Oksana Baiul turn 42 today.
Sunday Nov. 17: The Moon leaves its transit of Cancer today and moves on to the constellation Leo late this afternoon. So a sensitive Sunday turns passionate tonight. And stresses that have lingered all day may enjoy a surprise turn of events this evening as the Moon bumps into Uranus for better or worse. Be ready for a surprise and you will fare better. Baseball Hall of Famer, Tom ‘Terrific’ Seaver, turns 75, and the computer mouse was patented Nov. 17, 1970.
Monday Nov. 18: Retrograde Mercury still in the constellation Scorpio has a lot going on today with connections to Jupiter and the Moon. Big ideas may leave you feeling insecure. A lack of confidence emotionally doesn’t help much either. If possible, hang in for a few days because Mercury turns direct on Wednesday. CFL and NFL Hall of Famer, Warren Moon is 63 today and we were first treated to The Blues Brothers on Saturday, April 22, 1978.
Tuesday Nov. 19: The Third Quarter Moon in Leo is at 4:10 p.m., suggesting a day where passionate emotions are challenging passionate situations or passionate people and events. The Moon winds up her tour through Leo for this month today and moves into discriminating Virgo tonight. Mars moves from airy Libra into sexy Scorpio early in the morning, setting up a month of more intense physical intensity. The Moon makes a couple of very positive connections, first with Venus and then Jupiter, both in Sagittarius. Perhaps this will take the sting out of the Quarter Moon for now. Actress Meg Ryan turns 58 and Jodie Foster is 57 today.
Wednesday Nov. 20: At long last, Mercury is no longer retrograde beginning at 2:11 p.m. Communications begin to improve. Lost objects reappear. Computers and cell phones stop having glitches. It begins to seem better. And with the Moon and Mercury making a friendly connection after Mercury goes direct, it will feel like helping hands are on deck. Check out my website for an explanation of why planets go retrograde from time to time. U.S. vice-president, Joe Biden, celebrates number 77 today. And the astronomer they named a telescope after, Edwin Hubble, was born Nov. 20, 1889.
Next week we look into the sky as the Sun moves from sexy Scorpio into all-knowing Sagittarius. We also get a New Moon in Sagittarius on Tuesday, Nov. 26. It’s all new with a new podcast featuring the connections between the planets, the astrological signs and the houses of your horoscope. As well as the cosmic news for all seven days of the week.
We are all stardust. So shine on!
Bill Auchterlonie has been studying astrology, learning as much as possible about classical astrology and its history. Every week he presents a look at what is going on in the solar system for the week ahead, and on his website, five to 10 minutes on some aspect of what he has discovered about astrology over the years.On his website you’ll find a podcast with an explanation of the names of the days of the week and how they are derived from the names of the planets as well as a few other bits of astro-trivia. The website is lookingupwithbill.com.