November 7—First Quarter Moon: Manifesting. Midpoints of fixed signs (Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus, and Leo) are the feistiest parts of these essential anchors of the zodiac. If a fixed sign is an immutable force, then the midpoint of that sign is pretty darn sure of itself. The Sun is at the midpoint of Scorpio and the Moon reaches the midpoint of Aquarius today. Under this influence, we could see some people squaring off to protect intractable positions. This is an interesting ingredient to the last day of Presidential campaigning. Mental health practitioners have been reporting pre-election stress is greater during this campaign than ever before. We are feeling it today.
Tuesday, November 8. U.S. Election Day. The day starts under the influence of a waxing Aquarian Moon. There is a collective desire to bring change to the world. This is apparent, though not all agree on the type of change we need. Expect to see many strategies employed to bring about a desired outcome from all camps. Confusion may reign at the beginning when the Moon makes a square to Mercury in Scorpio. This is a temporary influence. However, the Moon moving into Pisces mid-afternoon (Central time zone) may dampen activist fervor. Voting turnout could slack if people just want to give up. At the end of the day, Mars moves into Aquarius. Groups are energized one way or another by the outcome of the election. Mars fuels a desire to work for change.
Wednesday, November 9. We might be feeling a strong desire to retreat, to recover, after the stress of the election. The Moon in Pisces encourages self-care. This Moon conjoins Neptune early in the day and then makes a square to Saturn. We might want to tune out and then feel an obligation to tune back in. Honor your emotions. However you see the struggle of our times, know that the work will still be there if you take a break. We feel a deep longing for connection. This may be expressed as a desire to begin healing divisions.
Thursday, November 10. Today the Moon conjoins Chiron in Pisces. Emotions surface. If the Scorpio (fixed water) lunar cycle helps us to touch upon emotional depth, then the Moon and Chiron in Pisces (mutable water) help us to release those deeper feelings. Water is the teacher and the precious source of life. Water issues may surface today as well. With the election over, perhaps a new response to the water protectors of Standing Rock will happen today. All water issues are connected. A square between the Moon and Venus in Sagittarius highlights a division between action and values. When the Moon moves into Aries later today, we feel a desire to protect and fight for what we value.
November 11—Gibbous Moon: Perfecting. The tension between knowing what matters and fighting for what matters fuels this phase of the Scorpio lunar cycle. Under the perfecting influence of the gibbous Moon, we feel the desire to keep pushing for the wisdom of the depths. The Moon is waxing. On November 14, the Full Moon will illuminate our desires and the wisdom we’ve earned through a long journey to the depths. The Aries Moon encourages the fighter in us. This inner fighter will do well to pause and reflect on what has been learned the last two weeks of this Scorpio lunar cycle. An opposition between Jupiter in Libra and the Moon may provoke us to act before such consideration. Notice impulsivity. A square between the Moon and Pluto in Capricorn interjects power issues. What is true power? Remember that Scorpio encourages an awareness of what lies underneath surface reality. True power comes from acknowledging a deeper and greater source of wisdom. Venus moves into Capricorn today. The value is on effective leadership and results. Venus is exalted in this place of power where we know what really matters and what is at stake.
Saturday, November 12. The agitating energy of the Moon in Aries conjunct Uranus during the night may have us waking cranky this morning. This mood shifts when Mercury enters Sagittarius, giving us something to aim for. If you are dissatisfied with the status quo, then what are you going to do about it? Important information comes from how we are feeling. The Sun in Scorpio trines Chiron in Pisces. Water issues rise to the surface. Perhaps vulnerability is seen as a strength. Later tonight, the Moon moves into Taurus. Grounded certainty comes from previous emotional work. We are building up to a potent Full Moon on the 14th. Feel, already, the illumination of the deep soul searching of the Scorpio season.
Sunday, November 13. Try to see the Moon rise tonight. The supermoon Full Moon, exact tomorrow morning, will be stunning tonight. The Moon’s orbit is not perfectly circular. Each month at perigee, the Moon comes closer to the Earth. When this point occurs at a full or new moon, it is called a supermoon. This particular one is even closer than usual. According to Earthand Sky , it hasn’t been this close at a Full Moon since 1948 and won’t be this close at a full moon again until 2034. Expect to howl at this Moon. We’ve been holding a lot of tension around the election. The season of Scorpio reminds us of inevitable death. The barriers between the seen and unseen worlds have been thin and we may be feeling a bit exposed. What a great opportunity to release all that into the light of this spectacular Moon. More reason to release tension: The Sun in Scorpio makes a quincunx to Uranus in Aries today. We’ve been tussling all week between the energies of revolution and resolution. Under Scorpio influence, we want to go deep and be solid in our values. Under Uranus/Aries influence, we impetuously want to shake things up to see what happens. Both are present as we release paradox into the Taurus Moon’s light.