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Sun 24° Scorpio 02' 57"
Moon 03° Pisces 21' 09"
Mercury 13° Sagittarius 27' 56"
Venus 25° Libra 14' 32"
Mars 00° Pisces 20' 06"
Ceres 02° Scorpio 00' 52"
Pallas 04° Libra 56' 18"
Juno 25° Taurus 48' 29" 
Vesta 22° Capricorn 56' 29"
Jupiter 01° Sagittarius 45' 20"
Saturn 06° Capricorn 19' 32"
Chiron 28° Pisces 08' 08" 
Uranus 29° Aries 37' 00" 
Neptune 13° Pisces 42' 54" 
Pluto 19° Capricorn 16' 52"
TrueNode 29° Cancer 10' 17" 

Daily Astrological Currents Archives

This page is offered as away to look back at the Daily Astrological Currents Archives for a particular day going back to December of 2013.

Friday November 16, 2018

Venus turns direct today just as Mercury stations to turn retrograde, passing a baton of sorts in an ongoing process of reviewing how our individual perspective fits into the broader picture. Optimism and impulsiveness could easily get out of control as Mars approaches a square to Jupiter. Although the overall mood seems to lighten considerably, we shouldn't lose track of our long term goals by chasing rainbows. Overreach is quite possible if we let greed, pretense and superficiality lead us astray.

Weekly Summary


"Strange fascination, fascinating me
Changes are taking the pace I'm going through"

The light from last week's New Moon (8:01 AM PST 15° Scorpio) begins to illuminate remarkable changes this week. Cusp influences continue to be significant. Jupiter is on the Scorpio/Sagittarius cusp at the beginning of the week and, by week's end, Mars crosses the Aquarius/Pisces cusp. Also, Ceres leaves its mission of organization in Libra, entering Scorpio, where it will help us to make the most of whatever tools are at our disposal. Venus stations to go direct but passes the baton of review to Mercury as it stations to go retrograde on Friday. As our moods and outlook begin to improve, we may be subject to some over-optimistic expectations and wildly idealistic approaches. Nonetheless, this week offers generous and expansive perspectives. We begin to see new ways to make productive use of a new framework in our relationship to others. The retrograde Mercury will encourage us to review our philosophical perspective based upon this new framework. As Mars makes its way through Pisces, our actions become more intuitive and we may often be surprised to find resources at our disposal that we haven't previously recognized. Nonetheless, the changes may, at times, feel quite daunting — there are some steep mountains to climb this week. We should be prepared to be flexible and adapt quickly to new opportunities. But we also need to watch out for overreach and impulsiveness, especially under the forming Mars-Jupiter square late in the week. We may find that our concern over status and appearance increases as well. Despite the broadly expansive philosophical atmosphere, we may occasionally find ourselves slipping into short-sighted greed and superficial goals. Our focus on the bigger picture and long-range goals will hopefully bring us back to a solid understanding that, despite the increasing optimism, we still have far to go.

Courage and vitality are on display on Sunday but we'll need to guard against letting any conflicts escalate quickly. There's another steep mountain to climb on Monday. Activity may seem rather chaotic or erratic. Impulsiveness and risk-taking could undercut steady effort on Tuesday. By staying grounded in our previous efforts and accomplishments, significant progress is still possible. We may recognize a significant concern over status and appearance on Wednesday. Superficial pretense seems to temporarily take over from more idealistic pursuits and long-term goals. Mars arrives in Pisces on Thursday, increasing our reliance on intuition in taking action. Venus turns direct and Mercury turns retrograde on Friday. The mood is especially optimistic and upbeat but we shouldn't let our expectations get out of control. We're learning to deal with an altered relationship framework and we'll need to tread very carefully. We are likely to see relationship challenges on Saturday as we seek to adapt to the new environment. We'll do better to recognize that we need to 'slow our roll' or risk making the challenges worse.