Welcome to Auchterlonie on Astrology, a look at the week of Nov. 12, with the new Moon in Scorpio on Sunday, Nov. 15.
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Now, the week ahead:
Thursday, Nov. 12: Jupiter conjoins Pluto in Capricorn, bringing good fortune to weighty matters. And the Moon and Venus are together in Libra. But the Moon opposes Mars (retrograde) in Aries. Mars hates to lose, but today he may get some practise at it as the Moon is powerfully peaceful. Neil Young was born in Toronto on Nov 12, 1945. He is the rare folksinger/songwriter to cross over into huge popular success.
Friday, Nov 13: This one may prove to be the proverbial unlucky day, as today is the day that Mars turns direct. Mars has been retrograde since the middle of September. It’s also the day when the Moon in Libra Squares Saturn in Capricorn, suggesting harsh times in relationships. Good news comes as the Moon moves on Scorpio and conjoins Mercury, making a resolute heart and mind with secret abilities. It was just three years ago, on Nov. 13, 2017, that archeologists discovered clay pots of wine in southern Russia in an area known as Georgia. To date, this is the oldest wine on record, dating back over 6,000 years!
Saturday, Nov. 14: If you make it through the morning without too much stress, the rest of the day is full of promise, with willpower, imagination and good fortune shining down from the middle of the afternoon until the day is done. Today would be the birthday of the Canadian co-discoverer of insulin. Robert Banting was born in 1891 in Alliston, Ont. He and his partner Charles Best decided to give their patent to the world for free. Since then, especially in the U.S., minor tweaks to the formula have allowed major leaps in the cost to diabetics.
Sunday, Nov. 15: Today is the New Moon in Scorpio at 23 degrees of Scorpio, just as the day begins, at 12:07 a.m. It’s a day that marks the start of a new Lunar Month, an opportunity to take a fresh attempt at something you really want. Charming and powerful Venus in Libra is square to Jupiter (good), Saturn (argumentative), and Pluto (frustrating). All in all, it’s still a good idea to make a list of things you want with notes on how to get them. Today marks the 290th anniversary of the death of Johannes Kepler, the German astronomer and astrologer who worked in the same area of thought as Copernicus, Tycho Brahe and Isaac Newton. Carl Sagan called him history’s first astrophysicist and the last scientific astrologer. While he was the first, his writings are studied by astrologers to this day (me included).
Monday, Nov. 16: It’s a difficult day for matters requiring support from both the heart and the mind. It’s dicey, and could go well or not so. Be easy on yourself and on others. It was Nov. 16, 1959, that the Broadway premiere of Rogers and Hammerstein’s My Fair Lady opened in New York. It continues to be a raving success, with the Shaw Festival performing it to sellout crowds.
Tuesday, Nov. 17: Having spent but a day and a bit in Sagittarius, today the Moon moves on to Capricorn for a bit. A surprise this morning may cause some scrambling (not necessarily eggs), and most of the day is laid back. The Orillia oriole, Gordon Lightfoot, turns 82 years old today. In the Early Morning Rain, Carefree Highway, and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald are on the short list of a library of great songs that keep on coming.
Wednesday, Nov. 18: The middle of the night may be restless as Uranus and the Moon connect in positive, but energetic, way. Later on, try not to let curmudgeons get in the way of an otherwise good time. Today it is Margaret Atwood’s 81st birthday. While her list of novels and short stories is prolific, her Handmaid’s Tale, currently on Season 4 on Hulu on-demand service, is surprisingly, even eerily, apropos for the Trump presidency and the fascist, anti-feminine developments all over the World.
And that’s Auchterlonie on Astrology for now. Next week it’s the first quarter Moon and more.
So, until then, shine on!