- The Moon is in Cancer.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 4th in the sign of Taurus and the Last Quarter Moon will occur on the 10th.
- Venus spends its first full day in Scorpio (Venus transits Scorpio from November 7-December 1).
While the Moon spends the day at the bottom of your solar chart and you need some extra rest, Aries, this can be an excellent time for working at something you love and going the extra mile. You’re likely to discover or rekindle your passion for something (and perhaps someone). There can be new insights into a career or research project, your financial affairs, or intimate matters that genuinely get you ahead of the game. The focus now is on growing, improving, and using your resources sensibly. There is pleasant intensity in your relationships and interactions now — a nice buzz of excitement surrounds you and your activities.
This can be another busy day, Taurus, but also a productive and more focused one. You might come to a satisfying agreement on broader issues with a significant player in your life, or a stronger sense that you’re going somewhere in a relationship. Your own vision broadens with openness to another’s point of view. Other people may seem to be in the spotlight these days with lots of activity in your partnership sector, but this isn’t about power or control. Instead, it’s about honoring your relationships and putting faith in others, and the more you live this, the better it is for you now. You might bring a relationship to a new level. This could be subtle, and in fact, works best if it is, but important. Today, look for opportunities to change unsatisfying elements of your life for the better.
Work matters can be very strong today and tomorrow, Gemini. You stand to learn something valuable and useful about the work you do or the people you work with. This can also be a fine time to research a job or health matter further and to get reliable results. There can be opportunities for meaningful contact with others. You can come to an understanding about, and see the benefits of, sharing power today. There could be subtle gains in a relationship, and some of you could uncover information about an attraction or connection from the past that helps you in the present. Learning something important about yourself and your own deeper desires and needs is also entirely possible now. Watch for a bit of a tug of war over money or how to spend it. Otherwise, enjoy a day that may very well take a project or relationship to a new level.
There can be a positive recycling experience today when it comes to old ideas and methods, dear Cancer. You’re most interested in taking something to a new level now, and this can apply to a relationship, as well. You can feel as if you come alive with someone now. Putting a new spin on things can change everything, in a good way. Somebody from the past could appear, in the flesh or in the mind, and in some way, this helps you to grow as you look at things differently. Someone might help you out, giving you a much-needed boost of confidence. Look for opportunities to pour your heart into something meaningful and productive. Inner harmony and spirit derived from getting in touch with your more profound needs can put you in a positive frame of mind. You can move forward with creative projects and express yourself more easily and comfortably now. The Moon spends the day in your sign, and you’re drawing attention.
Creative power is heightened now, dear Leo, with your ruler, the Sun, in harmonious aspect to Juno and then Pluto. You possess the ability to focus on what you want and pour your heart into its pursuit. You’re in particularly good shape for endeavors related to work, health, and home. You might also benefit from a clean-up of excess baggage, emotionally or materially. You stand to gain more profound insights and awareness into something that leads to smarter work methods, better relationships with family, or health boosters, for example. Relationships with people improve with extra attention to mutual benefits. The Moon spends the day in the sign just behind yours, emphasizing the benefits of healing activities.
Aspects connecting your communications and creativity sectors today give you a nice boost, dear Virgo, particularly in your romantic relationships, writing, conversations, relationships with children, and creative projects or hobbies. They enhance your ability to persuade and fascinate others and bolster your strength and confidence to express yourself authentically. Projects that are particularly useful to you can benefit from extra attention and focus. In fact, you’re able to hone right in on priorities. A conversation or interaction may take a love relationship to a new level. Meaningful connections might take shape today. You can gain valuable insight into a project or person.
You’re in great shape for getting a handle on your practical and emotional affairs today, dear Libra. You can be quite security-conscious these days, and today, you’re determined to make yourself feel safer, more secure, and more comfortable. This is an excellent time to pursue a raise or a project that has real long-term potential. You’re inclined to pour your energy, time, and resources into the right things. Solving problems or straightening out past mistakes can be part of this. Getting to the heart of what you truly want and value seems to come naturally right now, and this makes setting priorities much easier than usual. The decisiveness of a Sun-Pluto connection forming now can energize you today.
The Sun in your sign is moving towards a harmonious aspect to Pluto, your modern ruler, dear Scorpio. This gives you an extra edge. You are persuasive and charming, and also authoritative, fascinating, and engaging. Others sense and respect your authority on a matter. You might solve a problem and make changes that are positive and have long-lasting significance. You may decide to break a bad habit or put a difficult situation behind you, as your willpower is incredible now. Seeing something through to the finish line helps you feel stronger and more in control of your life, and this is a great time to direct your attention to something especially meaningful to you. There can be a burning desire to renew, refresh, and change your life for the better, so take advantage.
You’re in a good position to identify your priorities today, dear Sagittarius, both on practical and emotional levels. Today holds quite excellent energy for focusing your attention on matters that honestly matter! You’ve recently become more aware of your fears and vulnerabilities, and today, you seem to have all the necessary tools for overcoming them — even in small ways — as you get in touch with inner faith that you can handle pretty much anything thrown your way. You may be pumped up to do something useful or meaningful with your resources, money, or talents today. As you can see the value of things more clearly, it’s a generally good time for purchasing, but the real value of a Sun-Pluto aspect influencing the day is seeing where you can make more of less or eliminate the unnecessary, such as redundant expenses or extra clutter that’s weighing you down.
Today is strong for using your personal power for good, dear Capricorn. You instinctively know what works and what matters, and you can arrive at a point, conclusion, or decision readily. People may be turning to you as a leader of sorts, particularly friends and business associates. Aim to tackle projects that mean a lot to you or that require extra concentration and commitment. You could be drawn to activities or situations that test your strength, and you might be feeling especially interested in proving your mettle or perseverance if only to yourself. This is a good time for cultivating friendships and connections with associates, strategizing on business levels, and taking good care of money and resources.
Today is excellent for getting rid of things you don’t need, dear Aquarius, with the Sun and Pluto coming to a harmonious aspect. Clutter can keep you from feeling clear and focused, and this includes the clutter in your closets, desks, or around the home, and the unfinished business you’re holding onto on an emotional level. You’re now in a great position to clean up on both material and psychological levels. It’s also a fine time for drawing upon experience to benefit your projects or career. A reputation boost is a possibility, and it’s more likely to happen for things you’re doing without fanfare. Focus on restructuring, rebuilding, researching, and recycling ideas and projects, and especially career-related ones. If you’re feeling dissatisfied with the direction your life is taking, you are more likely to come up with a plan to make changes and improvements today than you are to just accept it.
You’re in a more powerful position today, Pisces, both on social and learning or mental levels with the Sun and Pluto connecting harmoniously. This can be a powerful day for learning and discovery, and perhaps a new level of relating with a friend can be reached. If a relationship is no longer supporting your growth, change is necessary, and you can be quite interested in changing things from the ground up. Pluto doesn’t count superficial efforts and band-aid fixes. This is a time for digging deep. It’s a good time for those who are studying, as you might learn something valuable, and for those pursuing a personal interest, as you may take it to another level. You might be contributing something unique to a group or sharing your expertise with associates, and this can eventually lead to advancement. You can be especially persuasive with others today.
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Astrology of Today – The Details:
If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are some of the factors considered in the forecasts (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
Date & Time: Nov 8 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Cancer
Description: The Moon in Cancer
This is a good time for making or nurturing emotional connections, sharing feelings, and connecting with our imagination, warmth, compassion, and sensitivity. We might concentrate on home, family, and domestic matters now. Nurture others and also the self.
Date & Time: Nov 8 2017 1:36 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Neptune
This is a feel-good time if we allow ourselves to relax and tune into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We absorb things easily, our senses are in good form, and we more naturally accept things and people as they are. There is no need to look for definite answers right now.
Date & Time: Nov 8 2017 9:20 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Juno
Something can be revealed or learned about our relationships. There can be hypersensitivity and moodiness. Temptations to manipulate or control others if we are driven by fear.
Date & Time: Nov 8 2017 9:33 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Sun
There is a nice feeling of harmony and a cooperative feel to this time. Better decision making. We represent ourselves well now. It’s easier to attract support, favorable responses, and positive experiences. We are less fearful and less defensive. This is a harmonious time.
Date & Time: Nov 8 2017 11:06 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Pluto
A buried or frustrating issue can now come to a head. Something from the past or that was previously hidden can surface. There can be intensity in our relationships or emotional turbulence within. Complex feelings and entanglements can be issues. The need to let go of something could emerge. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: Nov 8 2017 2:26 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Mer
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Mercury
What feels right clashes with logic today. What people are saying may be a misrepresentation of their true feelings/emotions. It’s better to think before we speak, or misunderstandings can follow.
Date & Time: Nov 8 2017 11:24 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Chiron
There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ plights. We are more emotionally present and involved. Synchronicity is a feature of our daily life right now. Tune in and enjoy the spiritual signposts.
Date & Time: Nov 8 2017 5:01 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Sxt Jun
Description: Transiting Sun Sextile Transiting Juno
We are taking pride in our relationships. It’s a good time to strengthen and support others, and to build trust. We tend to instinctively know how to behave in ways that boost others’ confidence. This can be a pleasantly ambitious period.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
BALANCE OF SIGNS
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
There can be a lack of desire, interest, or skills regarding practical affairs. We may not be very much in touch with reality. Difficulties concentrating, grounding ourselves.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
We are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.
LUNAR PHASE: DISSEMINATING
Moon 135 to 90 degrees behind the Sun.
Sharing our knowledge with the world is a major motivation at this stage. We believe we have gained much knowledge and wisdom through our experiences, and want to ensure others have the benefit as well.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on November 8th:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected–or will perfect–in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours so that if an aspect involving the Moon is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a lifetime).
THE MOON IN CANCER
You need nurturing. Under stress you may want to retire to the comfort of your home. You will form a strong bond with your mother. You may have difficulty in breaking away from home later in life.
18TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Duodenal opening of pancreatic duct
Sabian Symbol: A hen scratching for her chicks.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE THE SUN Orb 1°21′ Separating
We are supportive, cooperative, open, genuine, and more relaxed than usual.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 6°16′ Separating
We are turning into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We more naturally accept situations and people as they are. Sensitivity, compassion.
OPPOSITION PLUTO Orb 0°32′ Separating
A buried or frustrating issue can now come to a head. Something from the past or something that was previously hidden can surface. There can be intensity in our relationships or emotional turbulence within. Complex feelings and entanglements can be issues. The need to let go of something could emerge. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 6°50′ Applying
There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ problems. We are more emotionally present and involved.
THE SUN IN SCORPIO
You are a passionate and intense individual. You may gain attention through creating dramatic situations. You may also be secretive.
17TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Testicular lobes, left ovary
Sabian Symbol: A woman the father of her own child.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 4°54′ Separating
We are able to see matters, and people, from a perspective that allows for, and finds beauty in, differences. We may be recognizing our more charitable, altruistic, and compassionate urges.
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 0°49′ Applying
You will be able to express your power in a positive manner. You will also have the opportunity to renew your vitality when necessary.
MERCURY IN SAGITTARIUS
You seek knowledge to expand your world view. You are a born philosopher, enjoying any information which helps you see the big picture. For instance you may enjoy a religious debate. You place importance on freedom of speech and thought.
5TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right femoral artery
Sabian Symbol: An old owl up in a tree.
VENUS IN SCORPIO
You have an intense need for relationships. You will also be intense once in a relationship. You will want to know your partner’s innermost thoughts and yet you may have a tendency to secrecy.
2ND DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Urethral meatus
Sabian Symbol: A broken bottle and spilled perfume.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 4°51′ Applying
We are looking for more meaning or color to our lives and especially to our relationships. We seek to make others happy and tend to give others the benefit of the doubt. Our feelings and tastes are grand, and we may be especially extravagant or indulgent.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 5°44′ Separating
An exciting creative person or project might suddenly come to light, creating a little tension. Social affairs are unpredictable. There can be aloofness or rebelliousness in relationships, with fashion and trends, and in our tastes. There may be distancing in relationships. There can be issues with personal freedom and expression which seem to counter closeness or intimacy.
MARS IN LIBRA
You have a strong desire for diplomacy and justice, and a strong creative urge. You may become indecisive when opposed.
11TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Nerve supply to kidney and renal pelvis
Sabian Symbol: A professor peering over his glasses.
ASPECTS OF MARS
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 0°51′ Applying
We can feel vaguely discontented and without direction under this influence. The tendency to be careless is also strong now. Poor judgment or laziness can prevent us from realizing our plans.
JUPITER IN SCORPIO
You are on an intense search for the truth. You have strong desires for sexual union and joint enterprises. You could be a transformative teacher.
7TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Left epididymus, right Fallopian tube
Sabian Symbol: Deep-sea divers.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 5°11′ Applying
You are artistic and may also be religious. You have a need to help others and may feel you have a calling. You have the ability to inspire other people’s talents as well.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to take on the responsibility of living according to our personal truths and principles — and to be loyal to these. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves. (December 23, 2014, to June 14, 2015, then September 17, 2015, to December 20, 2017)
26TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Condyles of left femur
Sabian Symbol: A flag-bearer in a battle.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 0°22′ Applying
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business you achieve much in your own independent way.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 0°42′ Separating
There can be fears now of not being competent or effective enough to meet our responsibilities, or we could find it hard to strike out on a unique path, again due to fears or insecurities. The desire to break from the status quo is strong, but we may not have the necessary confidence to do so. We may have difficulties empathizing with others and understanding ourselves.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010, to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011, to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018, to March 6, 2019).
26TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Skull
Sabian Symbol: A man possessed of more gifts than he can hold.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011, to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012, to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025, to January 26, 2026)
12TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of right foot
Sabian Symbol: An examination of initiates.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008, to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008, to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023, to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024, to November 19, 2024).
18TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Ligaments of right knee
Sabian Symbol: The union jack flies from a new british destroyer.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and in Aspect
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011, to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018, to February 18, 2019).
25TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left distal tibio-fibular joint
Sabian Symbol: The purging of the priesthood.
VESTA IN LIBRA
You prefer to work with other people, rather than on your own. You like to share work resources and yet need to watch that you don’t become too competitive. You want to be recognized as an equal.
27TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Vascular system of skin
Sabian Symbol: An airplane hovering overhead.
PALLAS IN TAURUS
You have the ability to see the beauty in nature and the arts. You have much common sense and wisdom. You may become involved in either healing with your hands or healing the earth through environmental movements.
3RD DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Pharynx – oral part
Sabian Symbol: Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover.
JUNO IN CAPRICORN
You want a partner who you can respect, and who respects you. You seek long-term commitment and may marry later in life.
16TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of right tibia
Sabian Symbol: Boys and girls in gymnasium suits.
CERES IN LEO
You feel cared for when other people play with you and praise you. You like to show others you care for them by encouraging their creative talents and sense of fun.
14TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left ventricle of heart
Sabian Symbol: Cherub-like, a human soul whispers, seeking to manifest.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LEO
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
20TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Mitral valve
Sabian Symbol: American indians perform a majestic ritual to the sun.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN AQUARIUS
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
20TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Spinal nervous system
Sabian Symbol: A big white dove, a message bearer.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits 8 November 2017
Aspects to Sat 25°Sg21 -22°22′
Cnj 25°Sg58 ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success
Aspects to Plu 17°Cp15 -21°47′
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Jun 16°Cp14 -14°11′
Cnj 15°Cp33 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to BMo 29°Sg56 -19°30′
Cnj 28°Sg59 ACUMEN Enduring attacks which weaken.