November 18: Becoming Our Own Authority

November 18: Becoming Our Own Authority

Mercury is sextile Vesta at 4:03 a.m.


In the early morning hours, intellectual Mercury forms a lovely sextile with devoted Vesta, fanning the sacred flames of our heart’s inspiration. Mercury in Scorpio is penetrating and inquisitive, while Vesta in Virgo reveals the joy of being in service to something larger than ourselves. When these two forces align, we can express ideas which we would normally conceal for fear of censure or criticism. Language becomes a tool for demystification, making us all into educators of the crafts and concepts we feel most passionate about.



The moon is square Mars at 10:42 a.m.


Mid-morning, the Capricorn moon forms a square with Mars in Aries, creating stress, conflict, and crisis. During this time, we don’t have a very good gauge of how our emotions affect those around us, and so we can alienate friends and family while simultaneously convincing ourselves of the “righteousness” of our sour moods and bad tempers. Our primary concern is to get our way, making it difficult to put ourselves in another’s shoes, and equally challenging to get people to fall in line behind our chosen course of action.



The sun is sextile Saturn at 11:18 p.m.


Fortunately, before noon, the Scorpio sun creates an auspicious sextile with Saturn in Capricorn, gifting us with energy and authority. We recognize our passions can be made manifest through commitment, intention, and patience; and when we take ourselves seriously, others do too. This transit counters the arrogant influence of the moon-Mars square, illuminating that a good leader energizes those around them, leading by example, not by manipulation or intimidation.  



The moon is conjunct Pluto at 11:58 p.m.


Just before midnight, the moon aligns with Pluto in Capricorn, causing repressed memories to disturb the surface of consciousness. Paying attention to intuitive hits and premonitions can serve to guide us through fear; specifically the fear of losing that which provides us security and protection. Although there are easy in-roads into psychological territory at this time, we may not feel safe enough to explore these new revelations. Fortunately, shadow work can be done in the dreamtime, within the safe container of the sleeping mind. Trust in the power of your resilience. Affirm your worth.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.