The Planets this Week: November 19 - 25, 2017

November 20, 2017
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Aired Monday, 20 November 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: November 19 - 25, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week? The astro headline of the week is the Sun moving into Sagittarius where it will be until December 21st.

Under the influence of the Sun in Sagittarius, and depending on how this transit affects the planets in your birth chart, you may feel the urge to broaden your horizons. The daily grind could feel stifling, and you might long to break free from what’s become ordinary and routine. If you take the risk of stepping outside your comfort zone and encountering the unknown, you’ll be rewarded with fresh inspiration and a higher perspective on your life.

Travel feeds your adventurous spirit. If you can’t leave the country, at least take a day trip to a neighboring town or any place you’ve never visited. The wilderness might also call to you, and a hike in the woods or a camping trip could be just what you need to restore your vitality and reconnect with your inner truth. Intellectual travel will also be satisfying — through attending lectures, taking classes or simply talking with people who see the world very differently from yourself. The important part is that you’re growing and expanding in some way.

Also this week, Neptune turns direct after being retrograde since June 16th. When Neptune is in Pisces spirituality, the arts, music, photography, fashion, glamor, Hollywood, charity, oil, water, institutions, drugs and alcohol may be at the forefront during this period. Of course, many of these issues already are but will be emphasized. We may see this influence refining and purifying the gross materialism that seems to have overtaken the world.

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A Mid-Season Forecast for the Signs

November 13, 2017
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Aired Monday, 13 November 2017, 9:00 PM ET

A Mid-Season Forecast for the Signs

We are halfway through the season. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Fall Equinox is behind us and we are fast approaching the Winter Solstice.

It’s a time for change and transformation, to lay concrete plans for the future and let go of the things that haven’t been working.

Pluto continues with its trek through Capricorn affecting the cardinal signs – Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Pluto is all about the hidden side of existence — secrets, affairs, behind-the-scenes manipulations and so on. But more than that, it’s about power, whether it’s negative or positive. Powerful experiences such as sexuality, death, destruction and regeneration are within this planet’s realm, as are powerful urges like will, control and obsession.

Neptune, currently in Pisces is nearly halfway through its 14 year cycle and has many of the mutable signs in a dilemma. If you’re a Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces this applies to you. Neptune is often called the planet of illusion, because it rules all things illusory — the intangible, the ethereal, the abstract and elusive. Dreams and fantasy fall within this planet’s realm, as do spirituality and idealism. This is the planet that can make your life pleasant with daydreams but that can simultaneously confuse your sense of reality.

Uranus, planet of disruption and sudden change is preparing to change signs from Aries to Taurus in May 2018 where it will be for the next seven years. The fixed signs – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius should be bracing for life to propel in a whole new direction. Uranus influences our senses of freedom and restriction. With its unstable and unpredictable energy, Uranus moves to upset the balance of your life; to shake up your routines, to fly in the face of others’ expectations and so on. Uranus is the planet that encourages you to break out of your mold, to spread your wings and fly.

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The Planets this Week: November 5 - 11, 2017

November 6, 2017
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Aired Monday, 6 November 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: November 5 - 11, 2017

What do the planets have in store this week? The astro headlines of the week are Mercury moving into Sagittarius until January 10th and love planet Venus moving into Scorpio until December 1st. There’s also a fortuitous trine between Saturn and Uranus.

Mercury in Sagittarius is extra lengthy this time as Mercury will be turning retrograde in Sagittarius on December 2nd. During this time, you could find yourself broadening your worldview and exploring a variety of subjects. There’s an urge to expose yourself to new ideas and perspectives, especially of a philosophical nature. You ask yourself life’s big questions, wondering, What does it all mean?

Nitpicky details, facts and figures are less interesting now, and you make decisions based on intuitive knowing rather than logical analysis. This is an excellent time to focus on your ideal vision for the future, though not so favorable for figuring out the steps it will take to get there. Planning and practicality can come later. Optimistic thinking and faith in positive outcomes characterize this transit.

Also, love planet Venus is moving into sexy Scorpio on Tuesday where it will be until December 1st. While Venus is in Scorpio, and depending on how this transit affects your natal chart, you may find yourself longing for deep intimacy and intense passion. You don’t have much patience for superficial connections or casual dating, preferring to relate to a few close friends and one significant other.

When you get involved, you want to give all of yourself and reveal the very core of your being. However, because of your intensity of your feelings at this time, you might be afraid of scaring people away, and could have a tendency to hold back or conceal your emotions.

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The Planets this Week: October 29 - November 4, 2017

October 30, 2017
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Aired Monday, 30 October 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: October 29 - November 4, 2017

What do the planets have in store this week? The astro headline of the week is the Full Moon in Taurus. During the Taurus Full Moon, you may see some monetary rewards for financial manoeuvres you made earlier. Having pledged to stick by your instincts, this could be a period of fulfillment, where you see the benefits of monetary strategies. Perhaps, additional unexpected benefits will be revealed. With extra cash flow in hand, you can afford to splurge a little on yourself.

You’re likely to be more “chill” with a Taurean moon, which can make you grounded and relaxed. In this blissful state, engage in life’s finer things. Go out with friends or your main squeeze to a fab restaurant of culinary repute. You’re not likely to pass on dessert – maybe you’ll have two of them! Even if people around you seem to be in a huff, you’re likely to stay centered and retain your cool.

Watch the tendency, however, to use money to determine power in your interactions. As the moon begins to wane, curb your spending.

Also this week, we are celebrating Halloween! Happy Halloween or “Happy All Saints Day” or “Happy All Souls Day”..take your pick.

As far as astrology is concerned Halloween is the mid-point between the equinox and the solstice and that’s about it. For these next few weeks, here in the northern hemisphere, we will have the shortest and darkest days of the year until we reach the winter solstice on December 21st. Then the days will head toward the spring equinox and the days will become longer again and so the cycle continues.

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The Planets this Week: October 22 - 28, 2017

October 23, 2017
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Aired Monday, 23 October 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: October 22 - 28, 2017

What do the planets have in store this week? The astro headline of the week is the Sun moving into Scorpio where it will be until November 21st.

At this time, our focus will be legendary and our willpower extreme. Investigation, research, and history are areas that may hold appeal for many of us, as well as psychology, where we will be able to use our intuitive understanding of human motivation.

The dark, hidden side of things will be appealing and we may find ourselves relentlessly digging until we find what we’re looking for. Be careful though as that intense focus can easily develop into obsession.

The arena of relationships can be quite a minefield under this transit. Each one will be highly charged with passion, intensity, suspicion, and desire to control. In our heart of hearts we’ll want a close intimate relationship with an equal but our past experiences may have caused such pain that some of us could decide it’s easier to be alone. One of this transits greatest blessings is to provide the recipient the ability to recover and recoup from loss. Scorpio’s other symbol is the phoenix rising from the ashes.

Also this week, warrior planet Mars moves into Libra where it will stay until December 9th. Under this influence many of us might find that we are putting other people’s needs before your own. It might be harder than usual to figure out what we want because we’re so tuned into others’ feelings. This can lead to indecision and spinning mental wheels, endlessly weighing all the possible scenarios rather than jumping in and committing to a course of action. In fact, many of us might even have a fear of commitment now, preferring to keep our options open.

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The Planets this Week: October 15 - 21, 2017

October 16, 2017
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The Planets this Week: October 15 - 21, 2017

What do the planets have in store? The big news is Jupiter, planet of luck and good fortune moves into Scorpio where it will be until November 2018.

Jupiter will leave Libra and enter Scorpio on October 10, 2017. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, luck, and generosity. It’s the giving planet, because whatever it touches, it makes bigger (including your waistline). For the planets, the signs are like costumes. Jupiter has been happily romping in Libra’s pretty, pink party outfit, and now it’s about to pour itself into Scorpio’s slinky black dress. Jupiter will be in sexy and intense Scorpio until November 8, 2018.

Also, love planet Venus moves into Libra where it will stay until November 7th. Under the influence of Venus in Libra, your social life could be in full swing. Gracious manners come naturally to you now, and your charms are irresistible. You easily attract friends and lovers and may find yourself to be quite popular, with your social calendar booked solid.

Communication planet Mercury moves into Scorpio where it will be until November 5th. Many of us may seek deeper meaning and core truths. With intense focus, we’ll dig beneath the surface to get to the bottom line, mentally clearing away meaningless data and uncovering the essence of what’s really important. Intellectual intensity can turn into obsession.

We have had a Full Moon in Aries and now we are looking at a New Moon in Libra on the 19th.

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The Planets this Week: September 24 - 30, 2017

September 25, 2017
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The Planets this Week: September 24 - 30, 2017

What do the planets have in store for this week? We have a fairly quiet week after a lot of planetary activity last week. The astro headlines of the week are communication planet Mercury moving into Libra on Friday and Pluto, planet of change finally turning direct after being retrograde since April 20th.

While Mercury is in Libra until October 17th, and depending on its influence in your personal birth chart, you may find yourself seeing both sides of any situation. Before making a decision or committing to a course of action, you’ll weigh the options carefully and objectively.

Many of us may make excellent diplomats, liaisons or negotiators at this time. We’ve got a gift for spotting the common threads in differing perspectives, and are able to bring people to consensus. We will have more grace and charm and can be quite persuasive, able to communicate in a way that others can hear. Negotiating contracts and closing deals is favored now.

Pluto, planet of change and transformation turns direct on Thursday, it has been retrograde since April 20th. Pluto is all about the hidden side of existence — secrets, affairs, behind-the-scenes manipulations and so on. But more than that, it’s about power, whether it’s negative or positive. Powerful experiences such as sexuality, death, destruction and regeneration are within this planet’s realm, as are powerful urges like will, control, and obsession.

This all defines Pluto’s energy, one that has the simultaneous power to create and destroy, to make life both amazing and terrible; or, in short, intense. It can grip you in its jaws and rip down everything you’ve come to depend on, but it can also force you to learn the power of strength — of standing on your own two feet, come what may.

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The Planets this Week: September 17 - 23, 2017

September 18, 2017
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Airing Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: September 17 - 23, 2017

This week’s show is all about Libra! The Sun moves into Libra where it will be until October 22nd. The Sun moving into Libra also coincides with the Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

Under the influence of the Sun in Libra, and depending on how this transit affects the planets in your natal chart, socializing comes into the spotlight, and it’s easier to make new connections and bring people together. With your desire for beauty, you might be drawn to artistic and cultural events. You want people to like you, and you might find yourself adjusting your personality to be more pleasing. Collaborative efforts and team projects are auspicious — you can get more done, and have more fun, if you work together.

You’re a natural diplomat during this time, able to see other people’s perspectives and to discover where the commonality is. The downside to seeing all points of view is that you might be indecisive, having a hard time finding out what you want and instead getting too caught up in everyone else’s opinions and ideas. Watch out for endlessly weighing your options and postponing taking action indefinitely.

The Autumn Equinox occurs around September 21 each year, when the Sun enters the Cardinal sign of Libra and the autumn season officially begins in the Northern Hemisphere.

During the Autumn Equinox, the Sun rises due east and sets due west, no matter where on the planet you are. Days and nights are just about equal. Autumn marks the lengthening nights and darkening skies. Trees change colors as the leaves fall to the ground. The energy in the air has shifted from the extroverted, free-spirited nature of summer fun to a quieter, more reflexive foreshadowing of winter.

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The Planets this Week: September 3 – 9, 2017

September 4, 2017
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Aired Monday, 4 September 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: September 3 - 9, 2017

What do the planets have in store for this week? The good news is Mercury Retrograde will finally be over! It has been retrograde since August 12th! At the end of the week it moves back into one of its favorite signs, Virgo.

Under the influence of Mercury in Virgo, your mind will work efficiently and quickly. You’ll learn best through organized logical courses of study and you may be drawn to math and the sciences. You’ll be capable of very detailed work and won’t shy away from numbers, figures, or equations. You’ll tend to be very orderly in your thinking and methodology, which will make you inclined toward academics, research, study projects and the like.

Take care under this influence as you may suffer from nervous anxiety, or lie awake in bed at night while your mind goes around and around. That sense of needing everything to be perfect — an impossible goal, no? — is something you’ll need to work on when Mercury’s in Virgo. As the old saying goes, don’t let perfect get in the way of good!

Also this week, there’s a Full Moon in Pisces. During this time, you may begin to see evidence of profound change not only in yourself, but also among people who you’ve opened up to. Having made an effort to be more compassionate, you feel good about the way you’ve touched other people’s hearts. Compassion is often lacking when there is such a huge gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots.’ You are helping to close that gap with kindness

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The Planets this Week: August 27 - September 2, 2017

August 28, 2017
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The Planets this Week: August 27 - September 2, 2017

The Sun is now in Virgo where it will be until September 22nd.

While the Sun is in Virgo, and depending on how this transit affects your birth chart, you could find yourself working hard to improve yourself and serve others. You might become more critical, and possibly judgmental, as you notice all the things that could be better, both in your own life and in the world. You have a strong desire to make a positive difference, and are willing to dig in and get busy to make it happen.

Watch out for being too hard on yourself, or on your loved ones. The desire for perfection can be a great motivator, but if your standards are too high, you could be prone to disappointment and disillusion. You might become aware that you need to improve your skills to accomplish your goals. Don’t be too proud to ask for the help you need to polish and perfect your talents. This can be a great period for finding a mentor and undergoing some kind of apprenticeship.

Health and self-care come into focus, and you might pay more attention to your daily routines and habits. What’s not working about your schedule will become apparent, and you’ll have more motivation than usual to make positive changes that increase your overall well-being. Your system — especially digestion — could be extra-sensitive, and a simple, wholesome diet will probably serve you best.

To counter the tendency to be hyper-critical, make a point of appreciating the little things in life, and “find God” in the details of your daily existence. Washing the dishes can be an irksome chore or a mind-expanding meditation, depending on your attitude.

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