November 19 - 24, 2014
© 2013 by Ralfee Finn
Hello to readers in Oconomowoc!
The planets align in a variety of patterns this week and the overall effect is an “all over the place” atmosphere that could cause many to wish that staying in bed under the covers was a viable solution—at least until life settles down. The atmosphere feels charged, and that frenetic quality has the potential to engender anxiety as well as enthusiasm. So don’t be surprised if your moods or the moods of those close to you vacillate between frantic and electric. How you experience the charged air is completely dependent on perspective, sensitivity, and desire. One thing is sure: no matter where you find yourself along this intense spectrum, movement is a must. Stagnation won’t be tolerated, and the need for motion is physical as well as psychic. Part of the reason the air feels so intense is that we are at the beginning of the end of a complex year, and as the final days and nights of 2014 unfold, lots of us are likely to be taking stock of where we’ve been and where we find ourselves. And while I don’t have to point out the obvious…I will—because this has been a year of intense shifts, political and personal, individual and collective, and some of those shifts have been extremely difficult, even horrifying, while others have been welcome, even inspiring.
The need to put bodies, minds, and hearts in motion is spearheaded by Mars as it finally pulls away from the grip of the Uranus/Pluto square. This fractious interaction of Mars/Uranus/Pluto is what’s kept many of us grumpy, grouchy, and oh-so-testy for the last several weeks. As Mars breaks free, it moves into a sextile with Saturn, in Scorpio, a positive alliance with the power to turn aggression into ambition. This is an industrious combination that’s certain to spur the urge to work hard. We will start feeling its full force by Monday, but its influence lasts until the second week in December, allowing plenty of time to use its might to get done what needs to be done.
Venus just entered Sagittarius on November 16 and by Sunday it will trine Uranus, another positive interaction that lasts until the end of the month. This pair is infamous for erotic encounters, so best be prepared for sudden infatuations—especially the type of close encounters that lift off and take flight. Keep in mind that Venus/Uranus amorous adventures tend to end as quickly as they begin. So if you find yourself falling, try to remember the Venus/Uranus protective mantra: “Marry in haste; repent at leisure.”
For the next week, Saturn travels in tandem with the Sun—a conjunction in Scorpio that won’t happen again until October 2041. Saturn is nearing the end of its journey through Scorpio, a transit that began in October 2012 and ends on December 23, when Saturn enters Sagittarius. Use these weeks to sort through the limitations you’ve encountered during this Saturnian journey, as well as the wisdom you’ve gathered—but more about that over the coming weeks.
As these last days of the year unfold, gathering and weaving the threads of its extremes into an identifiable tapestry will take consistent effort. The first half of the year was a morass of retrogrades and the second half seems to be blowing by at the speed of light. And because of that velocity, finding the time to reflect won’t be easy. But reflection is essential, if only because it facilitates the process of letting go and releasing what no longer serves as it simultaneously helps to identify what does.
Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Taurus April 20-May 20
Cancer June 22-July 22
Leo July 23-August 22
Virgo August 23-September 22
Libra September 23-October 22
Scorpio October 23-November 21
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Pisces February 19-March 20