Mars Moves into Scorpio, Encouraging Focus and Ambition

Published on November 18, 2019

Article by Cathy Coleman for Bodhi Tree

Your Weekly Astrology Forecast, November 18-24, 2019

Several planets make shifts this week. Mars moves into Scorpio tropically on Monday. Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio, so it is strong in this sign. Mars in Scorpio is ambitious, focused, and driven, and much can be accomplished while it is in this sign through January 3rd. Mercury turns direct on November 20th, Communication will begin to clear, though Mercury will be in its shadow phase through December 7, so until then there will still be some of the Mercury communication issues in effect. The Sun moves into sunny Sagittarius on Thursday, November 21. All will seem much brighter and more hopeful. Get ready to party!

mars moves into scorpio, enabling confidence

Start the week off with vigorous exercise and exuberance. The Leo Moon loves creativity, play, and children. Make it a fun day! Mars moves into the sign of Scorpio on Monday. Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio, so it is especially strong in this sign where it resides through January 3rd. We move toward what we desire with confidence.

Make the most of a sunny, energetic morning on Tuesday. Downshift at 1:11 p.m. PST when the Moon makes its last aspect and becomes void of course, until 5:54 p.m. PST when it moves into Virgo. During the time when the Moon is void focus on routine tasks, and don’t waste your time on meetings or decisions that will likely seem unsatisfactory later. The evening hours are energized by a benefic Moon-Mars aspect which compels us to complete the tasks of the day.

mercury goes direct, and communication starts to clear

Mercury goes direct on Wednesday, so communication will start to clear. If you have been waiting to sign contracts (which is best when Mercury is retrograde), then now you can commit to agreements and closure, though it might be even better to wait until Mercury is out of its shadow period December 7th. The Moon is in Virgo, the mutable earth sign that calls us to clean up and get organized. This is a busy day, with the Moon making numerous positive aspects to inner and outer planets. Make this day count; dig in and get a lot accomplished.

Thursday is another day framed for getting organized, though it holds some challenging energy. We may overextend ourselves and feel stressed. Just do what you can do, and don’t fret over what can’t be done. You can relax later in the evening when the Moon moves into Libra.

the sun moves into sagittarius; it’s time to party!

The Sun moves from Scorpio to Sagittarius early Friday morning. Hopefully you have experienced adequate solitude while the Sun was in Scorpio, as now it’s time to party. Get your dancing shoes on! The Moon is in Libra. Make Friday evening glorious, elegant, and satisfying.

Saturday is the day of this week that the Moon makes an edgy alignment with Saturn and Pluto. While we are pushed out of our comfort zones, we can lean into our work and be more mindful of our relationships. Challenge yourself to work hard during the day, and then catch the good energies of benefic planets for a divine evening. Plan on fine dining Saturday evening with people who uplift you.

Sunday is full of planetary alignments, some easy and delightful, and others edgy and challenging, making for an active day full of potential. A Venus-Jupiter conjunction fills us with hope and excitement about the coming holidays. A Mars-Uranus opposition pushes us toward something new and exciting; it can also be impulsive and reckless, so slow down, and be careful and thoughtful.

The Week in Short:

Monday: Fun, exuberant day.

Tuesday: Sunny morning, followed by a Moon void period 1:11 p.m. – 5:54 p.m. PST. Energy picks up in the evening to get things done.

Wednesday: Get organized. Mercury moves direct, out of retrograde. Communication begins to clear and we can move forward with plans and ideas we have re-thought.

Thursday: Another day to put your life in order, though you may feel overextended.

Friday: Sun into Sagittarius. Glorious day!

Saturday: Lean in and work with challenges until evening, when it’s time for pleasure.

Sunday: Busy day infused with hope and possibility, as well as impulsiveness and creativity. Go slow and be mindful.

Published on: November 18, 2019

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