Jane Lyle's Cosmic Weather horoscope
Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th November:
A Wild Weekend and a New Moon in Scorpio
Our astrology for this wild weekend weaves quite a complex tale, probably one worthy of Scheherazade – that spellbinding storyteller – herself.
It’s more than likely that innumerable horoscopes for individuals, organisations, and locations will be activated now. Why? Well, current planet patterns involve each group of Sun signs – Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. They also energise planets passing through each astrological element – Fire (Mercury, Uranus), Earth (Pluto), Air (Mars), and Water (New Moon, Venus and Neptune).
What’s more, the astrological action takes place between 11 and 26 degrees It’s certainly an eventful time, and a time for talking. Communication can ease some of the inevitable punchy tension flagged up by shadowy Mars square Pluto, or at least offer us a way to siphon off some of the more negative manifestations such as ruthlessness, violence, and underhand power plays.
Mercury in Sagittarius is honest, humorous, and philosophical at best, hasty and careless at worst. Its link with dynamic Mars is workmanlike, so although we may not enjoy our discussions, they can eventually help ease difficult situations, disputes, or disrupted journeys.
Meanwhile, in a velvety, mirrored salon, Venus and Neptune conjure up soulful music and magical illusions for some of us – an alluring place to hide from the chaos perhaps? Love is the drug, beautiful dreamers.
Saturday’s new Moon pops a lunar cherry on this cosmic layer cake. It heralds new beginnings with strong echoes of the past, and illuminates the many adjustments and compromises that need to be made during the month ahead.
The Leonid Meteors are streaking across the night sky this weekend, peaking on 16th-17th November. After midnight, you can wish upon a falling star if you like. I wish you clear skies.
The astrology is:
Mars in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn, 16th – 19th November, 16-17 degrees
Venus in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces, 16th November, 11 degrees
Sun in Scorpio quincunx Uranus in Aries, 25 degrees, 17th November
Mercury in Sagittarius sextile Mars in Libra, 17th November, 16 degrees
New Moon rises at 26 degrees Scorpio, 18th November. There’ll be more about this new Moon in the Moon Diary.
Image: ‘Scheherazade and the Sultan’ by Ferdinand Keller (1880) via Wikimedia Commons, PD