THIS MAY NOT BE THE WEEK to ask for favors or for a raise, but it may be time to make a transformation. After a friendly and generous weekend, on Wednesday the moon wanes toward an intense new moon in Scorpio, which focuses our energy inward. We have access to unusual concentration but may not be in a particularly giving mood.
The sun and Mercury are already in Scorpio, as Venus and Mars conjunct in thoughtful Virgo. We’re looking deep and have a tendency to be hard on ourselves. Scorpio sharpens our focus and can also lend us a stinging wit, allowing us to speak the truth. After an industrious if edgy Friday, the weekend blossoms into a more forgiving, friendly, if a tad wary, weekend. A moment of beauty will really feed the soul.
Early next week we can get edgy because we have a more urgent awareness of crunching time; the clock is ticking away and can make us irritable. Keep expectations realistic and notice the tendency to overload the to-do list.
Midweek, notice a tendency to get impatient with the distraction of ordinary emotional expectations from friends and family. Remember that our real goal is not just scaling any one particular mountaintop but becoming whole souls in a rounded, well-balanced life. The mood deepens midweek around the new moon in Scorpio, and we need to keep it productive; let go of shame and blame. Use the dark of the moon in Scorpio to go deep and get honest with oneself. We can ferret out real truths in the culture and in our own souls.
On Thursday, if we’re honest with ourselves, we can be more honest with others as the moon enters frank Sagittarius and Mars enters friendly Libra.
FRIDAY, NOV. 6: If we get out of our own way, we’ll be much more comfortable making progress. Mercury trine Neptune gives us inspiration, imagination, and spaciness. Irritability is a sign that we are not feeling on track under an industrious Virgo moon. Evening grows more heart-centered.
SATURDAY, NOV. 7: Restless interaction can force us out of bed early on, but the mood softens as the moon enters Libra midmorning. Look for ways to make life more rounded and complete. Be careful of boundaries; people may be open but need their space.
SUNDAY, NOV. 8: Venus enters Libra, the sign of the fair and the beautiful, and we are more willing to work in an egalitarian way. Morning has sweetness. Midday we may feel the dissatisfaction of work yet to be done or a longing for more perfect world.
MONDAY, NOV. 9: Fine-tune the health regime for the deepening autumn. Stress can fray our edges, but we are open to adjustments. We can focus on the shadows as the waning moon enters Scorpio.
TUESDAY, NOV. 10: Deal with ghosts, bad memories, and unpaid bills. Yes, some things need to be cut out, but don’t overdo it. Ferret out another layer of information and don’t give up. Concentration is easy when we know what we’re doing, but we can get easily discouraged and see all the problems otherwise.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11: We strip off the superfluous layers and come to a new understanding. We can concentrate on our work unless our passions of love or hate are engaged. Sort out the difference between opinion and truth — both so strong today.
THURSDAY, NOV. 12: Fresh honesty helps us get real about our options as the moon enters exploratory Sagittarius and as Mars enters more egalitarian Libra. Don’t take unusual frankness too personally. People need to speak, but they probably don’t intend to wound.