- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 10th and the New Moon will occur tomorrow.
- Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will retrograde from December 3-22).
The first half of the day stirs up productive mental energy, dear Aries. You are motivated to pursue a learning endeavor or further a mental interest. Conversations with a partner or special friend can be super helpful, encouraging, and motivating. You are attracting strong, competent, and loyal friends to you now. This is a time for putting ideas into action, sharing thoughts and beliefs, and strengthening alliances through communication. Tend to important errands and demands that are likely to arise today so that you can free yourself up for more adventurous and fulfilling activities. However, save brand new beginnings for another time since today’s Moon is Balsamic and tomorrow’s New Moon may reveal further information or interests. As well, watch for some tendencies for impatient decisions or actions. Someone may make you feel a little claustrophobic.
The day is good for supporting others through practical help, or for being on the receiving end of such help, dear Taurus. It’s also a strong time for work and research, as you can feel more motivated than usual to get answers! You might become more aware of the need to take charge of health and fitness matters. Even so, there can be some hesitation experienced now if you feel caged in. Aim to recognize a need for change. There is a New Moon occurring tomorrow morning that marks the beginning of a cycle, making it appropriate to wind down today as you end the previous cycle. It can be a good time for tying up loose ends with work for many of you.
This morning is good for tackling difficult problems or taking on a mental challenge, dear Gemini. You are very willing to act on your ideas, and although you’re self-motivated now, a partner or special someone can be encouraging as well, and this is much appreciated! While there can be a somewhat jagged or hectic pace at times today, you’re seeing the bigger picture and are more able than usual to hone in on your priorities. You’re also quick to get to the point. In fact, you can be a little impatient with beating around the bush today. The Moon is Balsamic today, which means a lunar phase cycle is coming to an end. Tomorrow’s New Moon sets you on a new path, particularly related to work or health, and today, take things easy.
You could feel quite driven to put an idea into action or to pursue a line of thought today, dear Cancer, especially if it’s related to family, home, health, and work. This can be a time of organizing or reorganizing. You find it easier to get through things quickly and efficiently, perhaps because you’re very decided and certain. Illuminating conversations can be had at your workplace or through people you deal with on a daily basis. The day can hold some surprises, however, largely work-related or related to responsibilities, but do your best to stay on track. A New Moon will occur tomorrow morning, and this means that today is better for working on in-progress projects rather than beginning brand new ventures.
Today, you can put a creative spin on whatever you’re doing, dear Leo, and decisions tend to be quick but practical as well. You’re inclined to say it like it is now, and for the most part, it’s going over well. It’s a great time to take care of business or get clarity on a matter. However, it’s best not to put brand new ideas into action since the Moon is Balsamic today. Interests and insights can change in a few days. A dilemma could have you torn between venturing out or getting the rest you need today. However, as the day advances today, it’s best to take it easy with a New Moon occurring tomorrow morning.
Energy levels are good this morning, dear Virgo, and you are assertive in a healthy way, willing to take the lead to get things done, but also conscious of others’ input and needs. It’s a good time for solving problems at home or with business, especially. You’re likely to feel hopeful and optimistic feelings revolving around work matters and living conditions. This is a good time to work on a budget or to talk about finances and strategies. You’re quick to get to a point. However, if you’ve been doing too much, you’ll feel the resultant tension later today. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to get back into a positive and determined frame of mind. As well, the Moon is Balsamic which means a cycle is ending, making way for the New Moon tomorrow that’s sure to stir up new interests and focus.
This is a good time for personal magnetism and influence, dear Libra. It may be something you say or do that magnetizes opportunities to you. It’s a good day for making a proposal or presenting an idea especially. You’re quick to put a plan into action and not inclined to mull things over very much at the moment, and this feels good. However, there may be some tension in your interactions, such as a temporary disruption that has to do with a need for change that you haven’t yet fully acknowledged. Recognizing this is the most critical step towards resolving problems now. Even with some surprise elements to the day, this is a beautiful period for resolving conflicts generally speaking, and particularly for putting something to rest. A Balsamic Moon today favors looking back and winding down instead of working yourself up and starting something brand new.
This morning is strong for healing activities, dear Scorpio, as you are drawn to activities that are regenerative in nature. It’s a good time for gaining new information through study and observation. You can more easily focus your mind and prioritize. You’re ready to take on intellectual challenges and your problem-solving skills are above par, especially related to money, talents, and emotions. Tricky issues or ideas can be tackled now with greater ease. Communications with others are energetic and forward-looking. You may be dealing with some uncertainty, change, or chaos related to schedules, work, or health, but you’re likely to get back on track quickly. The Moon is Balsamic which points to the need to wind down as the day advances. Do so, if possible! A New Moon will occur in your sign tomorrow morning, and a new energetic cycle that’s all about you will begin. Brand new beginnings should be saved for later since the New Moon can act as a “reset” button on some levels.
You’ll find it quite pleasantly straightforward to make a friend or to enjoy a current friendship today, dear Sagittarius. Express yourself and stay flexible — be spontaneous if you feel right about something in your heart. This can be a time for lending someone a hand or acting upon an idea with much satisfaction. A hurried pace may threaten to disrupt the flow, but you’re resilient now and quick to bounce back. As the day advances, aim to slow right down for best results. A New Moon will occur tomorrow morning, motivating you to begin clearing the decks to make room for new growth and developments. Look for ways to simplify your life now, mainly by bringing habits and attitudes that are no longer serving you well to an end.
You’re optimistic and ready to put ideas into motion today, dear Capricorn. Still, this is a better time to let go than take on, to sell than buy, not just with money! A Balsamic Moon points to the end of a lunar cycle, such that winding things down makes sense. Even so, you’re poised to get a lot done now, and that’s great. You are motivated to fulfill your duties, and then some, and the positive feedback only serves to encourage you further. You may effectively read between the lines, draw upon past experience, or uncover information now that helps you advance. As quickly as the day may demand your attention, taking time to center yourself will be appropriate. There may be a minor conflict between the need to attend to family or personal matters and the desire to keep other connections and relationships alive. Even so, it’s relatively easy to focus your mind and get back on track.
This is a time for expressing yourself with confidence and verve, dear Aquarius. You can be a little more assertive than usual in effective rather than aggressive ways. Grab any opportunity that arises now that pulls you out of your usual routine and adds a dash of adventure to your life. Problem-solving or active involvement with a friend or group can figure strongly. The desire to talk, share your experiences, and open up to others is strong. Watch, however, for impatience now. The Moon is Balsamic today. A New Moon tomorrow morning will serve as a reset button on some level, with new beginnings possible along career and long-term goal lines. Today is more appropriate for winding down than starting fresh.
You have the stamina and energy to accomplish a lot this morning, dear Pisces, although later today, it’s best to tone things down. There is a focus on treating one another fairly and on straightforward communication. Your x-ray vision is high this morning, which is useful for business moves or strategies for general life direction and next steps. You don’t want to waste time on roundabout conversations. It’s rather easy to drum up support for what you’re doing and saying today. Later today, you may want to settle in and take extra time for your intuition to kick in with a New Moon occurring tomorrow that marks the beginning of a new cycle.
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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:
Date & Time: Nov 17 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Scorpio
Description: The Moon in Scorpio
Contemplate the deeper things in life. Avoid unnecessary conflict, but if it’s going to improve your life, go ahead and make waves. Tune in to your intuition. This is a good time for investigations, looking into a matter further, doing research, connecting to others with a shared passion, solving a mystery, and devising a strategy. When the Moon in Scorpio is strained, we may take our passions too far.
Date & Time: Nov 17 2017 1:05 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Saturn
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. Patience is a virtue right now; otherwise we might succumb to feelings of frustration and sadness. All good things come to those who wait.
Date & Time: Nov 17 2017 1:32 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 17 2017 3:16 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Venus
We are less inhibited and more willing to indulge ourselves. Love and romance can be favorable. Decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. There is increased sensitivity, affection, and warmth. Love is grand! Affection, love, and romance are in the air.
Date & Time: Nov 17 2017 9:09 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Ceres
There can be conflicts with loved ones, or we could be feeling unsupported. People could seem insensitive or uncaring, or our own needs seem to be at odds with the needs of family and friends.
Date & Time: Nov 17 2017 1:15 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: Nov 17 2017 4:15 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting North Node
This is the trigger for out with the old and in with the new. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now. Plans could need reworking. We could feel temporarily out of the loop.
Date & Time: Nov 17 2017 4:50 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Juno
We can gain strength through others or through our relationships, and we are especially comfortable in one-on-one situations.
Date & Time: Nov 17 2017 9:19 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: Nov 17 2017 9:03 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Qnx Ura
Description: Transiting Sun Quincunx Transiting Uranus
Right now you may feel a little restless but try not to revolt. A little restraint helps you make appropriate changes.
Date & Time: Nov 17 2017 9:24 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sxt Mar
Description: Transiting Mercury Sextile Transiting Mars
Decisiveness. Mental assertiveness. Honesty. Practical solutions. Technical skills. Fast work, rapid progress.
Date & Time: Nov 17 2017 4:22 am
Event: Tr-Tr Jun Qnx Nod
Description: Transiting Juno Quincunx Transiting North Node
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
BALANCE OF SIGNS
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
We are thinking about the long view, seeking out security and stability rather than change. We may be committed, focused, resistant to making changes, and stubborn.
LUNAR PHASE: BALSAMIC
Moon less than 45 degrees behind the Sun.
Time to tie up loose ends, review, reflect, let go, and edit.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on November 17th:
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 SCORPIO
You have an emotional intensity, and a strong need for drama. Under stress you will create drama and intensity in your life. You may have been born at a time when your mother experienced a crisis, or your birth may have been traumatic. Your mother may have been possessive and intense.
17TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Testicular lobes, left ovary
Sabian Symbol: A woman the father of her own child.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
CONJUNCTION THE SUN Orb 8°42′ Applying
A New Moon. Intensity of focus, a new beginning, fresh energy, intiative, impulse.
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 4°00′ Separating
We are less inhibited and more willing to indulge ourselves. Decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. There is increased sensitivity, affection, and warmth.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 5°21′ 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.
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 0°38′ Applying
This is a good time for feeling emotionally certain and motivated. We are more resourceful and insightful. The ability to keep the emotions on the inside today may be a strategy that turns out to be most successful.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 7°38′ 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.
26TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Perineum
Sabian Symbol: People making camp.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 0°07′ Separating
You have difficulty coping with anything out of the ordinary. You need to make adjustments to allow yourself to express your unique talents and original thoughts.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 1°04′ Separating
We find it easier to bounce back from criticism, rejection, or feelings of insecurity; to humble ourselves. We can be filled with a sense of purpose. We more easily cooperate with others.
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.
17TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Sciatic nerve
Sabian Symbol: An easter sunrise service.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SEXTILE MARS Orb 0°04′ Separating
You are a quick learner and can be perceptive.
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 4°57′ Separating
Our minds can wander and communications can be unclear. We may not be seeing the obvious, and instead are imagining more complicated scenarios. Business and mechanical matters may suffer.
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.
13TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Vulva, Labia minora, glans penis
Sabian Symbol: An inventor inventing.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 4°32′ Separating
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.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 1°20′ Separating
We are more sensitive to others’ needs and wants, and more desirous of harmony, love, beauty, and balance. We are generous, compassionate, open, and vulnerable. Spiritual/emotional concerns trump material ones at this time.
MARS IN LIBRA
You have a strong desire for diplomacy and justice, and a strong creative urge. You may become indecisive when opposed.
17TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Suprarenal arteries
Sabian Symbol: A retired sea captain.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 1°05′ Applying
We may be looking for the upper hand and resisting others’ control. Resentments come to the surface.
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.
9TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Sperm duct, vagina
Sabian Symbol: Dental work.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 3°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)
27TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Gluteal muscles
Sabian Symbol: The sculptor’s vision is taking form.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 0°52′ Separating
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 1°49′ 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 SCORPIO
You are intensely committed to your work. Dedication and the ability to focus are keys to your work. Sexual morals may feature strongly as you seek to either break existing sexual mores or repress sexual urges behind a strict code of ethics.
1ST DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Urethra
Sabian Symbol: A sight-seeing bus.
PALLAS IN ARIES
You have a keen intellect with the ability to come up with exciting, new ideas. You are also happy to risk putting your new ideas into action.
30TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Parotid gland
Sabian Symbol: A duck pond and its brood.
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.
20TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Tendons of right knee
Sabian Symbol: A hidden choir singing.
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.
16TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left atrium
Sabian Symbol: Sunshine just after a storm.
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: Performing 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 17 November 2017
Aspects to Ven 12°Sc49 -14°34′
Cnj 12°Sc32 ALPHECCA Fruitfulness
Cnj 12°Sc06 ACRUX Focused on the physical world.
Aspects to Sat 26°Sg17 -22°25′
Cnj 25°Sg58 ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success
Aspects to Plu 17°Cp27 -21°46′
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Cer 15°Le23 +22°37′
Cnj 15°Le26 DUBHE Loving but forceful