Welcome to Auchterlonie on Astrology, a look at the week of Nov. 5, with the third quarter Moon in Leo.
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Now, the week ahead:
Thursday, Nov. 5: The Sun in Scorpio and the Moon in Cancer and Uranus in Taurus all make friendly connections today. So it’s a good time to bring long-term plans closer to fruition, even though powerful Venus in Libra may have trouble making up her mind on which way to go. Bryan Adams was born in Kingston, Ont. and now resides in Vancouver, where he has a state-of-the-art studio featuring the console from the famed Abbey Road studios. He’s had several top-10 hits, two number one songs, and turns 61 today.
Friday, Nov. 6: A busy, emotional end to the week is enhanced by Mercury – now in direct motion in Libra, arguing with Saturn, also direct in Capricorn. Saturn likely wins the battle, so we need to be serious, accept the truth, and do the right thing. It was on Nov. 6, 1961, that the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp to honour James Naismith on the 100th anniversary of his birth. He is the man who invented the game of basketball. Naismith was a teacher, born in Almonte, Ont.
Saturday, Nov. 7: Mars is still in retrograde motion in his home sign of Aries, and today it makes a stressful connection to the Sun in Scorpio. It suggests a revisitation of a past event that is disturbing. It also suggests the possibility of a head injury, so be careful out there. Joni Mitchell was born in Fort Macleod, Alta., on Nov 7, 1943. After moving to Toronto and then to LA she became the consummate singer/songwriter of her generation, with songs like Big Yellow Taxi, River and I Could Drink a Case of You.
Sunday, Nov 8: The third quarter Moon is at 8:45 a.m. and 16 degrees of Leo. It’s a love versus sex kind of tension. Thanks to Mars in a very generous spirit, the tension should be resolved to the satisfaction of both love and sexuality. It was the Nov. 8, 1656 that Edmund Halley was born. He’s the astronomer who discovered Halley’s Comet, which appeared on Nov. 30, 1835, and again on April 21, 1910 – the day Mark Twain was born, and the day he died.
Monday, Nov. 9: After sexy Sunday, here comes miserable Monday as Venus in Libra and Mars in Aries are exactly opposite each other in the signs they know best. A clever Moon in Virgo connects with Uranus in Taurus to offer a surprising twist ending that works to resolve the issue. It was Nov. 9, 1914, in Vienna, Austria, that Hedy Lamarr was born. She was a sultry actress who played vamps in Hollywood film noire. But she also invented spectrum-spreading and frequency-hopping, techniques used by the U.S. military in the Second World War, and in our smartphones.
Tuesday, Nov. 10: Another super busy day, astronomically, as Mercury moves from balancing Libra into sexy Scorpio, and the Sun in Scorpio makes a powerful harmonic connection with Neptune in Pisces. It’s a day where dreams and imagination can make for wonderful steps in the right direction. Sesame Street first aired on Nov 10, 1969. And on this day in 1871, Henry Stanley meets David Livingston at Ujiji, near the falls at Lake Tanganyika with the famous words, “Dr. Livingston, I presume?”
Wednesday, Nov. 11: Venus in Libra and Neptune in Pisces make a connection that may bring painful memories back to you in the form of a confrontation with a close friend or loved one. How you handle it can heal it. Or not. Of course, today is Remembrance Day. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 marked the “end to all wars.”
And that’s Auchterlonie on Astrology for this week. Next week, it’s the new Moon in Scorpio, on Sunday, Nov. 15. Until then, shine on!