from Sandra Helton
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Celestial Compass for November 11-17, 2019
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Mercury Still Reigns Supreme and Pivotal to Help make Changes

For weeks now I’ve discussed Mercury having a strong impact and it’s still going strong and more so with the retrograde in Scorpio as it begins the week transiting across the Sun. The Sun is also in Scorpio and both it and Mercury oppose the Moon that is full on Tuesday. Mercury will move on to form two good angles to Saturn and Neptune that gives us all much to think about now and for the rest of the month. While transit on Monday will take several hours you might want to tap into the energy of see what occurs to you as it’s the planet of communication, mental thought and function. This will place heavy emphasis on all communication across the world. Economics are emphasized and related matters become important. Overall, the Sun well angled to Pluto helps to transform and rebirth not just money matters but all aspects of prosperity and the thought process of manifestation. The Full Moon in Taurus is reminder of values and the meaning of all tangible things. The question is, how do you want to go forward with what you learn and understand? Where are your priorities and where do you want to invest – monetarily and in any way that expends energy?

Times - Eastern Zone.

Monday, November 11, 2019
Moon in Taurus

The Moon conjunct Uranus at 2:11 AM excites and adds enthusiasm in the air. Take note of sudden sparks of insight and psychic flashes as there may be something precognitive that is helpful. You may want to be more adventurous.

Mercury conjunct the Sun gives high mental energy and strong impulses to speak out or hold to a belief with fierce tenacity. This is a time to keep pace and stay on track with thoughts, words, and actions so as not to lose traction or go off course before realized. There are strong impressions with others reaction with the same intensity.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Moon in Taurus

There is insight and added awareness at 1:12 AM when the Moon and Neptune sextile. Communication is easy and understanding natural. You can connect with others and establish mutual bonds.

At 1:44 AM the Moon trine Saturn lends stability and fortitude for whatever you choose to do. This is good for managing and gaining ground that you want to be lasting and also good for building upon something already in the works.

Take a modest approach to what you do and say at 4:52 AM as the Moon opposite Mercury can cause disruption and be problematic. Plan little and avoid doing anything major. Plans can change.

The Full Moon in Taurus at 8:35 AM, sometime called the Frost Moon is intense due to the opposing force of Mercury so significantly placed. This is a time to have finished work and projects and be ready to rest and review what you’ve done during the past two weeks while this energy was building. Settle with what you have, what you’ve accomplished and who you are within your most sacred truth.

Strength and power is the meaning of the Moon trine Pluto peaking at 10:48 AM. You can muster confidence and be thorough. This ray benefits giving you a strong start where you want to do something important.

Mars sextile Jupiter at 1:21 PM is great! This boosts energy and expands in positive ways what you want to accomplish. There is added energy for gaining prosperity and expanding where you want to be whole and solvent. You can coast and maintain a successful direction.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Moon in Taurus/Gemini

While the Moon is in Gemini from 3:46 AM until Friday there is more than the usual activity with people restless and more on the go even if some don’t know where they’re going. Words abound and messages fly so be prepared for incoming data and you may also want to talk more and ramble about. Have a plan if you want to use this time to go in a productive direction.

Mercury sextile Saturn at 9:35 AM benefits working with legal matters, contracts and anything you want to be solid and reliable. This is good for writing and exchanging information. There is a steady and reliable vibration that helps to further important matters and stabilize what needs it.

The Sun sextile Pluto at 12:56 PM is a booster of personal energy that gives durable ability to maintain commitments. It is empowerment and confidence as well as ease of moving forward toward success. It moves you through trouble into the light.

Mercury trine Neptune at 5:34 PM is grand for writing and creating. You have a keen ear for music and sound so can tap into what is whispered and even thought. You’re sensitive to your surroundings and tuned into subtle influences. This is energy of writing a masterpiece.

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Moon in Gemini

At 9:17 AM the Moon and Venus opposite cause social commitments to b fraught with issues and there can be cancellations. People are not very agreeable or willing to go along with the crowd. Feelings are sensitized so someone might be irritable. Allow matter to coast where you can.

The lunar square to Neptune at 9:33 AM causes deception or misunderstanding. This is not the time to trust what isn’t clear and above board. Confusion and what is unsettled can escalate so strive to simplify whatever is problematic.

Venus square Neptune at 12:06 PM is not the time to make personal commitments. Avoid engagement, marriage or anything that could upset you if it goes wrong. Desire is off target and there can be deception coming in under the radar. Avoid anyone overly alluring.

Friday, November 15, 2019
Moon in Gemini/Cancer

The Moon opposite Jupiter at 4:25 AM suggests caution when spending money. This is not the time to go all out and put all your eggs in one basket. It’s easy to go too far as well with an attitude or involvement so proceed with caution there too. This ray moves fast so you can likely avoid negativity.

At 6:41 AM the Moon trine Mars is a nice smooth energy that helps you to stay your course and succeed. There is energy to keep you going and maintain a positive position.

While in Cancer from 11:16 AM until Sunday the Moon reminds you of what’s important and personally wanted and needed. Family, home, children and those where you have bonds are important and you want to give them your attention. This is a nice time to nest and spend time at home or where you feel nurtured.

The Moon and Uranus sextile at 6:16 PM offers good energy for venturing out and doing something new and exciting. You feel okay to begin anew and it should work out okay.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Moon in Cancer

Good communication is there to help you along when the Moon and Mercury trine at 11:08 AM. This is a nice time to plan and work on anything written or a project. It’s easy to express what you think and feel and to connect in a good way with others.

The Moon trine Neptune at 4:03 PM gives intuition and insight with others and in your environment. You can easily attune and be in sync with what happens and also get messages cross as needed.

There may be stumbling blocks or delays when the Moon opposes Saturn at 5:18 PM. Expect little from others and plan little as well until this ray has passed. It causes stubbornness and sudden negativity.

Sunday, November 17, 2019
Moon in Cancer

The Moon and Sun trine at 7:54 AM is a nice flowing vibration that eases life along and keeps opportunity flowing. This is a time of accomplishment and confidence so give thought to what you want to achieve.

At 3:15 PM the Moon and Mars square is a bit harsh and may cause a need to slow down and use reason and forethought before acting. It can cause impulsiveness that is unpleasant. Feelings may not gel with someone.

The week concludes on a good note with the Moon in Leo from 4:58 PM until Tuesday of next week. You find it easier to focus on your own needs and give rise to bolstering your best self. There may be an interest in entertainment and socializing.

At 11:36 PM the square of the Moon and Uranus can cause unexpected fights or someone misbehaving without warning. Avoid embroilment and anywhere there is chaos that is going nowhere.

​In Review (Looking Back)

November 4-10, 2019
Journey into the Future in Right Now

This First Quarter Moon in Aquarius catapults us forward from Monday until the peak next week on Tuesday that will be a Full Moon in Taurus. Between now and then Mercury retrogrades in Scorpio and the Sun also in Scorpio will sextile Saturn and trine Neptune that is all great for gaining ground where tenacity is needed. This can be a grand week for accomplishments even with Mercury being somewhat alarming but is reinforced with empowerment due to the positive angle to Pluto. Saturn and Neptune strengthen each life scenario while you strive to build and grow through maintaining priorities of importance. It’s not always that Scorpio plays such a prominent place in everything from individual scenarios to major global events. Aquarius, Scorpio and Taurus are in “fixed” signs that lend tenacity and willfulness that can cause a stumbling block or help to hold you ground. Mars and Pluto sensitizes everything that ranges from irritation to volatility so be sure about what you’re doing relating to conviction. The attention placed on Mercury due to its transit across the Sun will add to everything overall so prepare to be clear within and purposeful so that you’re not thrust into doubt or have to double-check anything as you go forward.


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Key words for the week:

Listen; see; hear; communicate; think; focus; plan

Affirmation for the week:

“Knowledge and wisdom are within me and emerges each day to guide along my divine path.”

Next Week:

The Last Quarter Moon is in Leo, Mars moves into Scorpio, Mercury goes direct and the Sun enters Sagittarius. 

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Notes for applying details and information: Major aspects are angles from one planet to another called conjunction, sextile, square, trine, and opposition that each has its own meaning. These, combined with the individual meanings of the planets create unique interpretations.


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Mercury Retrograde can make time feel peculiar as if either moving slow or fast. Journaling helps to organize thoughts and perception from day to day.