usually live out the symbols of the transits, but each symbol has a wide range of expression, and it’s our soul’s choice how we respond. There is no astrological excuse for terrible events, because we all employ free will.
This year’s defining aspect, the backdrop over which the faster-moving weekly transits enact, is a challenging square between Saturn as a symbol of boundaries, tradition, discipline, authority, and restriction, and Neptune, symbolic of intuition, imagination, and spirituality on its positive side; religion, water, oil, on the pragmatic level; and delusion, addictions, poisoning, and martyrdom in its most challenging form.
We can feel confused or depressed about all our Saturn issues, about our work or safety, authority structures, and personal traditions. We experience leaky (Neptune) boundaries (Saturn) on a personal and international level, and need to wisely strengthen our edges. We may see restrictions caused by lack of oil or compassion, drought and flood, and/or experience a crisis of faith.
But by the end of the year we may have a clearer picture about what creates security. We have an opportunity to develop more personal authority and hold authoritative structures accountable.
Both the sun and Mercury enter Sagittarius this weekend; this Sagittarius influx encourages people to think in global terms and speak honestly, but they may speak without filtering for diplomacy. We can remember what we are grateful for and build from there, if we’re honest with ourselves.
FRIDAY, NOV. 20: We feel vulnerable under a sensitive Pisces moon. Mercury enters Sagittarius and can help us find new layers of truth but not necessarily new layers of wisdom; that’s up to us. Be kind, as everyone’s feeling so raw.
SATURDAY, NOV. 21: The moon enters feisty Aries. We’re tempted to act to relieve an interior discomfort, and that can get us into trouble. Put this restlessness to good use — explore, connect, and repair. Prioritize safety. This evening is moody and disconnected, but we can hold hands while we roam around.
SUNDAY, NOV. 22: The mood could lighten up, or we could shift into action gear. It helps to move, to dance, to get on a mountaintop and get some perspective. Get into high gear, move furniture, and prepare the house for Thanksgiving.
MONDAY, NOV. 23: As the moon enters stabilizing and stubborn Taurus, tempers tend to either calm down or entrench themselves, but there’s now more room for collaboration and for practical, rather than reactionary, responses. We’re multitasking and can be easily distracted, so make lists and organize.
TUESDAY, NOV. 24: Unsettled events leave us confused or unsure about where we’re going or how we’re going to pull this off. Take one practical next step, and then another, and reassess. The evening brings more certainty, but can leave us feeling depressed or overworked.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25: Confirm travel plans and keep lines of communication open. Pay attention to weather, and play it safe. Experiment with recipes, but be attentive — salt and sugar can change places. Find humor in slapstick instead of getting even more frazzled when the mistakes occur.
THURSDAY, NOV. 26: Conversation buzzes and many hands can make the work light, though people tend to talk over one another. Let’s not take our food or company for granted, but bolster the community and strength we need to handle all larger problems.