Several alignments this coming week can uplift and transform relationships, including our relationship with money (Pluto-conjunct-Juno; Venus-conjunct-Jupiter, and Venus/Jupiter-trine-Neptune). First, let’s consider the meaning of the Pluto-Juno conjunction. Pluto symbolizes transformation and empowerment, and Juno symbolizes marriage, partnership and meaningful relationships. This combination at 17 degrees of Capricorn gives us the power to change and improve our primary relationships. It could be time to confront deep issues and problems, to transform patterns that no longer serve you or your partner, and to empower each other through trust, respect and encouragement. The Venus-Jupiter conjunction expands themes of love and money; the combo’s benefic trine to Neptune inspires us. This week’s energies are infused with compassion and tenderness. Not only is this an extremely good time for relationships, but also we may be lucky financially. Enjoy the glow, and from the warmth of your heart uplift the relationships you care about deeply.

The Sun continues to shine in the sign of Scorpio tropically (until November 21). This time draws us into deep truths, inner journeys and attention to financial founts that will sustain us. Savor this inner quietude so that you will be ready for the holiday season when the Sun moves into Sagittarius the following week.

A strong planetary theme over the last few weeks has been the Saturn-Uranus trine that just closed in exact on November 11. We are still riding on the energy of this alignment to create structure for new endeavors. The attention and discipline to change or to create something new is still available. Continue to use the gift of this positive alignment to make progress toward one or more of your life-enhancing goals.

A Moon in Virgo Starts the Week with Productive Energy

The Moon is in Virgo tropically from Sunday through Monday afternoon. The Moon in Virgo calls us to attend to the work at hand, to clean house and get organized. Saturday, November 11, sported the last exact trine of Saturn to Uranus, an aspect that calls us to create structures for our new and extraordinary ideas. As described above, we can continue to use this energy all week. In addition, the Virgo Moon makes numerous benefic aspects, which should give us practical energy and efficiency to do this work. Sunday is an inspiring, productive day. Sunday is also a day calling for service, so do something of benefit to someone else. Put on some music while you go about your tasks, happily. This is not a day to relax. Make the most of this industrious, yet imaginative day.

A fortunate, lucky, Venus-Jupiter conjunction early Monday morning colors the work week with opulence. This generous aspect flies in the face of the restrictive, demanding, cautious energy of a tense Moon/Chiron/Saturn T-square. The Moon is Void of Course (VoC) from 7:45am through 3:26pm PST, so attend to routine tasks and don’t waste time on appointments or meetings that will disappoint, or purchases that will need to be returned later. Thus, Monday is mixed and confused by the combination of a VoC Virgo Moon and a Mercury-Neptune square. With the paradoxical and nebulous energies at play, it is impossible to know what this day holds. Be relaxed and open to the flow.

Expect the Unexpected Midweek

The cardinal, action-oriented Libra Moon graces Tuesday and Wednesday with its qualities of love and beauty, generally good for social affairs. Tuesday’s evening hours could be somewhat edgy and impatient as the Moon combines with Mars. The outer planets Pluto and Uranus pack a punch when they combine in dynamic aspects to the Libra Moon on Wednesday. Expect the unexpected. A benefic Moon-Saturn sextile helps us deal with challenges and get a lot accomplished. A patient, generous heart behind perceptive thought should lead to good outcomes.

Thursday sparkles with the vision and kindness of benefic aspects between Venus, Neptune, Jupiter and the Moon—and also the Sun and Chiron. An exact Venus-Neptune trine is the highlight of the day, offering creativity and magic. The Sun-Chiron trine offers healing. The Moon is in Scorpio, drawing us deep into feelings and intimacy. The Moon is dark before the New Moon on Saturday, drawing us inward. Mark this day on your calendar, and express this abundant positive energy in imaginative, beneficial and expansive ways.

Focus on What Really Matters this Weekend

Friday, Venus’ Day (Viernes in Spanish), still glows with the glorious, creative energy of Thursday. The Scorpio Moon squares the lunar nodes, giving us a nudge or a strong push toward purpose. A benefic sextile between Mercury and Mars calls for action with words. Write an editorial, or speak up about something that matters. A lunar sextile to Pluto provides the steam to engender goodness toward what deeply matters.

A New Moon at 26 degrees of Scorpio heralds a new lunar cycle on Saturday. This New Moon calls for a deep look at what needs to be changed and transformed in our lives. Given the other cosmic energies this week, relationships and finances are areas of focus calling for pruning to spur new growth. Saturday’s slow start results from a VoC Moon until it bounces into sunny Sagittarius at 10:59am PST. Then we are called to adventure. Take a late autumn bike ride or road trip, or travel in your mind and learn something new. Saturday evening is staged for a party!

Sunday is a tempestuous day as a result of an exact Mars-Pluto square. It would be best to start this day with intense exercise to burn off the tension, and to invigorate yourself. Then lean into a demanding project. If tempers flare, stay cool. The day is volatile, and yet you can use this dynamic energy to power through something challenging and worthy of your great effort.

The Week in Short

Sunday: Make the most of this inspiring, industrious day!

Monday: Mixed Monday. Opulence and luck combined with restriction, uncertainty and confusion. Moon VoC all day from 7:45am through 3:26pm.

Tuesday: Call to action, graced with beauty. Meet irritations with kindness.

Wednesday: Dynamic, productive day with a few surprises.

Thursday: Magical, sparkling, expansive day. Make the most of the exceptional positive energy.

Friday: Speak up, and push toward what deeply matters.

Saturday: Slow start (Moon VoC) until 10:59am. Then set out for an adventure. Make it a party night.

Sunday: Challenging, tempestuous day. Exercise vigorously, and work on a demanding project—and stay cool.

This article was originally published on CathyColeman.co. You may confidentially enter your email address at that site to receive this forecast weekly in your inbox. Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at [email protected].

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About the author

Cathy Coleman, PhD, is an East-West Astrologer, meaning she incorporates both Western and Eastern astrological principles and analyses into her readings. She holds a doctoral degree in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and has been a practitioner of astrology for over 35 years. She is an NCGR-PAA (National Council of Geocosmic Research-Professional Astrological Association) Level IV Consulting Astrologer. She was in the first graduating class of the Online College of Astrology (OCA)—now the International Academy of Astrology, and the Online College of Vedic Astrology, is a certified Astro*Carto*Grapher, and is an ISAR (International Society of Astrological Research)-Certified Astrological Professional. She was president of Kepler College from 2001–2003. 

Cathy is the president of the NCGR San Francisco Chapter and lives in Sonoma with her husband, Ralph Metzner. Her mission is to help people express the full potential of their lives and navigate through challenges using the ancient knowledge and wisdom of Eastern and Western astrology.