Nov 23 -- Nov 29, 2016 (see Last Week's under "forecasts")
FOR ALL SIGNS : The Sun is now in the crosshairs between Saturn and Pluto. This means that there may be cause for grief at the global level soon. Someone or something that we hold in high regard may be crushed by Powers of ill intent. Certainly after this country’s Presidential Election there will be winners, losers, and grief, regardless of who has been chosen. But this aspect is global, so it is possible a travesty of some type will be in the making that is noteworthy world-over. (I wrote this paragraph in mid-October and now, in retrospect, I think that entity which has been held in high regard is the Office of the US Presidency.)
Last week's For All Signs is repeated below. I have continued to think about how I and other astrologers misjudged the outcome of the election. The one factor I didn't take into account is "the mood of the people" which is represented by the nodes of the Moon. The stories in the news about what people now feel permission to do to each other is heartbreaking. It is as though the darkest of shadows has been unleashed into the light of day and many feel entitled to act out the worst of themselves. The "sludge in the drain" that I mention below is the collective hatred and racism of hundreds of centuries. That particular "mood of the people" is how Trump was elected in spite of his lack of experience.
From last week: The planet Neptune, original god of the sea, was known as Poseidon in ancient lore. At this time Neptune’s position is like that of a bathtub drain, drawing everyone’s energy into a hole. The political situation is post-election, after a long and arduous 1.5 years of campaign rhetoric. Many of us feel wiped out, even those who are not politically minded. In the large picture, this represents a global letdown that resembles the day after Christmas. For individuals many are in a state of doldrums, lacking the energy to move forward. Under these conditions it is easy to slide into old habit patterns of thought, the ones we left behind when we learned better behaviors. These habits are like sludge in the drain, so it is a good idea to remain aware of this and hold onto enough consciousness to avoid them. Don’t allow old issues to carry you off into previous fears.
Aries (March 20–April 19)
Those who are the Powers That Be in your life may be unreadable, which could give you a nervous twitch and anxiety about what is going to happen in the future. Hopefully, this is just a fair warning that mobilizes you to search for plan B, just in case. There are winners and losers in this situation and it is not yet possible to discern which you will be. Meanwhile, hang tight.
Taurus (April 20 -- May 20)
Intensity in relationships is the theme of the week. If you are not conscious, you could be pulled into schemes of manipulation or compulsive behaviors. Existing relationships could re-experience the pain of old wounds. You have a choice of whether to work it through or act it out in the same ways as the first time. If things feel “icky”, someone is manipulating.
Gemini (May 20–June 20)
This is not your smoothest week. Details may nag your mind and your time like pecking ducks. You and significant others are not having the best of communications right now. You may be in the mood to nit-pick others. Probably you will feel generally better if you work alone.
Cancer (June 21–July 21)
You may feel out of sorts this week. Your feelings are in conflict with your ideal self and your values. You want to put your best foot forward, but circumstances do not feel quite right. If the conflict is deep, it is usually best to wait and not yield to whatever pressure is around you. You will come to a right conclusion.
Leo (July 22–August 21)
Decisions in front of you have long term consequences, so you do not want to make mistakes. You are likely dealing with serious issues that involve your sense of ethics now. There are antagonists all around who want to pull you off center to meet their particular needs. You must hold onto your finely tuned sense of what is “right” and fair for everyone.
Virgo (August 22–September 22)
You may need to concentrate in order to avoid critics, whether they be internal or external. Instead of blame, use the discipline to tackle a project that requires concentration. Avoid contracts and business negotiations right now because misunderstandings may develop.
Libra (Sep. 23–Oct. 22)
Your open hearted generosity may lead you to bite off more than you can chew this week. There may be more people at the table than you have plates to serve. Do not worry about what people will think. They are aware you’ve almost exceeded your limit of tasks to handle. It will all work out.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
If you have been channeling your energy into a project that has positive value for many you may be receiving recognition and applause now. If, instead, you are working on something that is purely to make your ego shinier, you will find others are fighting you every step of the way. Think about your motives.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 20)
You may very well be involved in an ambitious project. You must take care with those who could be thought of as 'authorities'. If you press as hard as you want to, you likely will encounter resistance from these folks. If your plan is good for a number of people, and not at the expense of others, you could make a coup.
Capricorn (December 21–January 19)
You have the opportunity during this period to expand your social territory. You may also be experiencing gifts and benefits offered to you from others. This generosity in turn, is absorbed into your psyche and you want to share with those in your life who have been important.
Aquarius (January 20–February 17)
Beware the liar. The probability is high you will encounter one this week, someone who believes his own story, thus making it unclear to you if he is telling the truth. Check out the sources and ask other people who may know something about the situation. Don’t accept anything of importance at face value.
Pisces (February 18–March 19)
Events of this week trigger your sense of compassion and draw you into the need to assist in the healing of another. As you live into this experience, you will discover that having compassion also heals you. Your spirit is lifted. Don’t ignore the call.