Do the holidays make you feel overwhelmed?

I mean there is all the planning, the gift buying, and the people to visit.

It’s a never-ending list of celebratory activities that leave many frustrated and it gets worse as the Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) deadline gets near.

Well, this weekend we get an astrological opportunity to get everything done and out of the way.

Let me tell you how.

On Saturday, Mercury moving through Capricorn forms a sextile to Neptune.  Your creative juices will flow, and this is a splendid time to decide which gifts you are going to give to people, and your sensitivity to them will be heightened, and I find using Mercury-Neptune connections ideal for giving that ‘perfect’ gift for the people in your life that you love.

We also have a conjunction of the Sun and Saturn, which makes us want to get things done and focus on the tasks at hand.  This aspect gives us the ability to plan and organize and since it is not real social, we can get done all the things that often annoy us and get it out of the way so we can enjoy the rest of the season without stress or further annoyances.

On Sunday, the Moon will move through sensual Taurus.  Taurus is the ‘sit back and relax’ sign because it enjoys simple pleasures like a good massage, a luxurious dinner, and even a bit of creamy, decadent chocolate for desert.  It’s the universe’s way of giving us a ‘cheat day’ so that we can enjoy the finer things in life.

*Storm Update*   I am taking next week off from the Daily does – we pretty much only have lunar aspects that are going to happen, so I thought it would be as good of a time as any to finish your Astrology of 2017 forecast, which is my present to you every Christmas.

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Sun conjunct Saturn, Sun Square Neptune, Mercury trine Uranus, Venus in Scorpio Your Weekly Dose – Keep People Together

Whew, Thanksgiving is over and despite never ending left overs of turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie, we have all survived.

Now, on we go through the holiday season and the New Year – and yes, as you are reading this, I am writing the 2016 Astrological Forecast.

This week begins with the Sun moving through fiery Sagittarius and the Moon in Cancer.  So, although we have moved beyond Thanksgiving, the feeling of family and being connected to the ones we love will still remain constant throughout the week.

One of the things that I have noticed during the holidays is that people come together, they eat food, they celebrate, and then they go away – and part of this is because many of us live away from our families and do not get the chance to spend extended periods of time with those we care about.  However, we can take the time to make this holiday season matter by really extending ourselves and showing those we care about how much they truly matter.

As you begin your holiday shopping, take some time to really think about the people in your life that you care about and what the mean in your life.  Not only will this help you with the difficult aspects that begin this week, but allow you to give the greatest gift you could possibly give them – your love.  Let’s try to keep people together this holiday season, at least in our hearts!

On with the forecast…

The Astrology for the Week of November 29, 2015

Planetary Movements:

Sunday, November 29:

The Sun gets tangled up in the current Saturn-Neptune square and reactivates this difficult aspect.  Saturn square Neptune is not an easy aspect because the planets are diametrically opposed, so you can say they are very ancient enemies.  Saturn reflects the world of form, structures and responsibilities; whereas, Neptune reflects the dissolving of physical forms and the urge towards connected (or even returning) with one’s source.  Both of these planets have their positive and negative connotations and often, the negative side will appear before the positive side is discovered.  In other words, sometimes you have to go through struggles and some rather dark feelings before you understand the purpose of it all.

Saturn square Neptune usually coincides with confusion.  We have a difficult time dealing with life’s responsibilities and also have trouble making choices and decisions at this time.   Probably, the easiest way of dealing with this aspect, is to make things as easy as possible and simplistic.  Focus on taking care of what you absolutely have to and leave huge decision making for the future.  Further, your mood may be affected by this combination and we may feel either depressed, disappointed, or discouraged by life’s circumstances.

Now, the Sun getting involved in this configuration is going to intensify and reactivate the aspect.  Expect to feel a little discouraged, out of sorts, and have trouble focusing throughout the day.  You may feel burdened by responsibilities or in some case taken advantage of, which could provoke feelings of inadequacy and self-recrimination.  However, it is a good time to clean up issues from the past that may be haunting you so that you can be free to focus on your own feelings without obstructions.

The good news is that during the evening hours the Moon will move into Leo, which should brighten things up and give you a glimmer of clarity through the clouds of confusion.

Monday, November 30:

The Moon continues to move through fiery Leo.  It makes several aspects throughout the day – a trine to Saturn, trine to the Sun, and a sextile to Venus.  Your mood should be more positive then it was yesterday, and your optimistic and outlook on life should become more positive.  Additionally, today is excellent for business matters and achieving the goals you put your mind to.

Tuesday, December 1:

If you went through struggles and difficulties on Sunday, then Mercury in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries should begin to give you at least a little insight into anything that is plaguing you.   This is a powerful combination that often provides you with sudden insight and allows you to resolve long standing problems in your life.  Be open to ideas and inspiration that come to you intuitively, because they will prove to be of use to you in the future.

On the emotional front, the Moon in Leo will trine Uranus and sextile Venus in Libra.  This is a great time to spend with your significant other or your friends because your conversations will be exciting and give you joy.

Wednesday, December 2:

Wednesday will be a lunar day as the Moon moves into earthy Virgo.  Your emotions may be flanked by some rather difficult energies as the Moon squares Saturn and opposes Neptune.  You will find yourself more sensitive to the energy around you than normal and may feel lonely or disconnected from others throughout the day.  Try to avoid negative thoughts because they will only make matters worse.  Instead try to get in touch with your feelings rather than letting them control you.

Thursday, December 3:

Thursday will be another lunar day, but energies will be a bit more adaptable because the Moon does make some positive aspects throughout the day.  During the morning hours, The Moon trines Pluto in Capricorn which allows you to get in touch with your personal power because intense emotions that may have confused you will rise to the surface for you to deal with them.  Later this evening, the Moon will square Mercury which could cause some mild communication problems, but the Moon conjoined with Jupiter should resolve any difficulties that may occur.

Friday, December 4:

Friday is a busy astrological day because we have a major planetary aspect, Venus changes signs, and the Moon moves out of Virgo and into the sign of the scales, Libra.

First up, Mercury, which is currently moving through Sagittarius, will square Jupiter in Virgo.  Ordinarily, squares are difficult, but this one just can’t help itself and this is further amplified by Mercury and Jupiter being in mutual reception.  Today, will prove to be fortunate and optimistic aspect as long as you choose to let go of the past and look towards creating your own future.  Mercury-Jupiter aspects allow you to make plans and goals about the future and gives you the intuitive insights to make those goals achievable.  Since Mercury rules commerce and communication, this is a great day to put business plans in motion.

On the relationship front, Venus moves out of Libra and into Scorpio, the sign of her detriment.  But, we have a bit of an escape clause because Mars remains in Libra placing Venus and Mars also (since Mercury and Jupiter are as well) in mutual reception.

Venus in Scorpio looks for depth in relationships.  So, for the next three weeks’ relationships will become rather intense, but offers opportunities for inner transformation.  Relationships that are based upon superficial structures may prove to be difficult at this time and may be fraught with complications.  This could lead to some rather dark feelings (envy and jealousy) and some equally dark reactions (possessiveness and manipulation) while this transit is active.  It’s necessary that you truly get in touch with your feelings and emotions towards your loved ones and allow your partners to be human beings that are prone to mistakes and bad judgements.  If you can manage this, then your relationship can grow and so will your own inner nature.  Venus will remain in Scorpio until December 29th.

Saturday, December 5:

The Moon remains in balanced and harmonious Libra throughout the day.  The main aspect the moon makes on Saturday is a sextile to Saturn.  You may want to withdraw and spend some time alone.  This won’t be because anything is wrong or you are experiencing depression or discomfort, but because you need to settle your mind and find inner peace.  It’s also a great day to finish outstanding tasks that need to be completed because you will have the ability to complete anything you put your mind to.  During the evening hours, your emotions may be a bit challenging as the Moon conjoins reactive Mars and squares complicating Pluto.  It’s recommended that you avoid others and manage your emotions because these lunar energies could provoke arguments and power struggles with others.

See you next week when Mercury changes signs and we have a New Moon in Sagittarius.

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