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Friday, November 10, 2023

Mercury Moves into Sagittarius, a Volatile Mars Uranus Opposition and an Intense New Moon in Scorpio


Hang on for a wild ride.  On November 10, Mercury departs the fixed water sign of Scorpio for the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius.  It stays in Sagittarius until December 1, 2023 and then returns to Sagittarius on December 23, 2023 through January 13, 2024 due to the upcoming Mercury retrograde that starts on December 13, 2023.

What can we expect when Mercury is in Sagittarius? Well, for starters, Mercury is actually in detriment in Sagittarius because Mercury rules its opposite sign, Gemini. So it is not a comfortable Mercury.  Mercury in Sagittarius is very opinionated and is up for converting people to its beliefs.  When Mercury is in Sagittarius, there can be a lot of preaching going down. It is definitely not too focused on details, as it is more globally oriented.  This is a big change from the meticulous and focused Mercury in Scorpio.  

Mercury in Sagittarius will form a square with Saturn in 0 degrees of Pisces on November 10.  This is an uncomfortable aspect that has a theme of confrontation with someone who said something to you that was hurtful.  Saturn in Pisces tends to have a mistrust of words, so this can be a rough day.  Just warning you...

On November 11, Mars in Scorpio will be in exact opposition to Uranus in 21 degrees of Taurus.  This is an extremely volatile aspect that can bring earthquakes, natural disasters and political upheavals.  Mars opposes Uranus approximately every two years; the last time it occurred was on November 14, 2021 in 12 degrees of Scorpio and Taurus.  We can expect lots of impulsiveness and eruptions of anger that trigger immediate action which will have long-term repercussions.  There can also be major issues with seeking freedom. This can also be an accident-prone aspect, so be very careful driving. The positive side of this aspect is that it does give us courage to break free from stagnant routines.  This aspect will be in effect through November 14, so it sets the stage for the New Moon in Scorpio on November 13 and is a major player.  And it goes without saying that if you have any planets in 20-23 degrees of the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius, you will be feeling the effects of this aspect big time.

On November 13, we have a New Moon in 20 degrees of Scorpio.  A New Moon in Scorpio can bring a fresh start, healing and rebirth, but it isn't always comfortable.  This New Moon is also conjunct Mars in 22 degrees of Scorpio and Ceres in 24 degrees of Scorpio.  It's a heavy Scorpio influence and I know that I am going to feel its intensity because it occurs the day after my birthday and is also conjunct my Venus in 24 degrees of Scorpio.  Ceres is exactly conjunct my natal Venus.  Ceres is associated with nurturing, self-worth, attachment and loss.  All of this action is playing out in my 2nd house.  

The New Moon in Scorpio is also trining Neptune in 25 degrees of Pisces, which can heighten our creativity and intuition.  If by any chance you meet someone on this New Moon, the relationship that develops could have a real soulmate feeling.  The New Moon in Scorpio is also forming a supportive sextile to its ruling planet Pluto in 28 degrees of Capricorn, which can expose deeply buried emotions and lead to a rebirth.  This is also the official end of Eclipse Season, which is a welcome concept for all of us.

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I also wanted to note that in an ironic twist of fate, the latest variant of COVID is EG.5, with a nickname of Eris.  Sound familiar--the Goddess of Discord?  Apparently, COVID cases and hospitalizations are on the rise...

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