Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
Commencement address, Antioch College [1859}
The Moon transits from Gemini through Virgo, as solutions to harrowing conflicts are sought. Humanitarian concerns are foremost in viewing a war in operation. The stellium with Ceres joining Mars, Mercury, and Sun in Scorpio, and in opposition aspects to Jupiter and Uranus retro in Taurus highlight the conflicts of the week. As partile opposition aspects form to dominate the celestial paradigm, the situations on earth are tense and intractable. On Saturday, a total of five partile and close to partile opposition aspects are formed, with only two quincunx aspects to attempt change. As events develop, the tight aspects begin to disperse. There seems to be hope for a humanitarian pause and hostage release as the conflict winds down.
November 10th — Mercury ingress to Sagittarius
November 13th — New Moon in Scorpio
November 22nd — Sun ingress Sagittarius
November 24th — Mars ingress to Sagittarius
November 27th — Full Moon in Sagittarius
December 1st — Mercury ingress Capricorn
December 6th — Neptune turns direct transit
January 4th — Mars ingress to Capricorn.
Summary of major aspects of the week
Wednesday November 1st — Moon in Gemini makes a square aspect to Venus in Virgo in the morning hours (ME time) overnight in the US, and then transits to a square aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces, making a T-square configuration for an hour or two. Discussions could get underway for a prisoner exchange. The Sun in Scorpio in an approaching opposition aspect to Jupiter retro in Taurus, while Venus is still within orb of a trine aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus. Efforts remain intensely driven with the opposition aspect, and radical events are likely with Venus’ trine aspect to Uranus retro. The Moon makes a quincunx aspect to Pluto and will ingress to Cancer at 21:32 UTC, afternoon in the US, trine aspect to Saturn retro in Pisces. Citizens petition governments for the release of hostages.
Thursday November 2nd — The Moon in Cancer makes a trine aspect to the Sun in Scorpio (water signs) and sextile aspect to Jupiter retro in Taurus. Sun in opposition aspect to Jupiter retro indicates renewed efforts at diplomatic solutions, as tensions remain. Jupiter is disposed of by Venus in Virgo, while Venus doubly approaches (the 2 planets are moving together, as they approach the partile opposition aspect on Nov 4th) Neptune retro (moves toward the opposition aspect in reversed transit) in Pisces as efforts to release hostages hinge on the releasing of terrorist prisoners. A mutually acceptable agreement could be in the works. Mercury in Scorpio doubly approaches the opposition aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus. A doubly approaching aspect has a wider orb than the approaching aspects of a fast-moving planet to a slower moving planet. The Moon makes trine aspects to Mars and Mercury in Scorpio, late in the day US time zones, morning on Friday in the ME.
Friday November 3rd — The Moon in Cancer, trine aspect to Mercury in Scorpio early today as reports are updated to include in depth analysis. Mercury doubly approaches the opposition aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, with the Moon sextile aspect to Uranus. Caution and diplomacy have an effect to calm the arena. A pause for humanitarian aid and/or prisoner exchange could be achieved, as the Moon reaches the opposition aspect to Pluto in Capricorn. The timing could be early morning on Saturday for the ME, as Saturn stationary in Pisces returns to direct transit, and Venus in Virgo supersedes the opposition aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces. Ceres in Scorpio is then partile conjunction aspect with Mercury, indicating that information released about the condition of the hostages. Health issues may be itemized, for the younger generation. The many opposition aspects (5) indicate a multi-faceted day, with a confusion of direction resulting [see chart image].
November 4, 2023
Saturday November 4th — The Moon ingress to Leo (07:22 UTC), midnight or earlier for US time zones, makes square aspects to Sun in Scorpio and Jupiter in Taurus by afternoon, for a T-square configuration in fixed sign modality, that brings the opposition aspect of Sun to Jupiter into an extended influence [see chart image]. A transfer could take place of surviving hostages by evening Israel time, extending to morning hours on Sunday. The Sun separating opposition aspect to Jupiter while Mercury in Scorpio reaches the partile opposition aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus. Venus in Virgo is separating partile aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces. Condemnations of violence continue casting blame. Saturn is now in a stationary direct position at 0 deg Pisces, as the inevitability of disorder in every location is manifest. Gun violence in the hands of mentally in the US, as political opposition to gun control prevents stricter controls, and political disorder in general divides the nations.
Sunday November 5th — The Moon in 2nd decant of Leo makes a trine aspect to Chiron in Aries and sextile aspect to Mars in Scorpio, as Mars is quincunx aspect to Chiron. Accepting wise inclinations could bring benefits by disallowing goal achievement. Mercury in Scorpio is in a doubly separating opposition aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus. Reasoning for the present could overcome faults of overly aggressive responses. The Moon makes a square aspect to Uranus retro and sextile aspect to Mercury, as powerful leverage is applied. Venus in Virgo is in a doubly separating opposition aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces. Humanitarian concerns become muted. Venus approaches the trine aspect with Pluto in Capricorn, as appeals are made to governmental or NGO agency resources to reduce painful outcomes.
Monday November 6th — The Moon in Leo makes a quincunx aspect to Pluto in Capricorn and semi–sextile aspect to Venus in Virgo. The Moon ingress to Virgo at 19:40 UTC; 14:40 EST. Practical considerations are proposed with the opposition aspect to Saturn in Pisces. Venus is in a trine aspect to Pluto. The ball of wax starts to unwind, as the tight opposition aspects disperse. Mercury in Scorpio doubly approaches a trine aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces. Communications are opened to permit humanitarian rescue operations to proceed.
Tuesday November 7th — The Moon in Virgo makes a flowing trine aspect to Jupiter in Taurus as incentives are made for applying financial aid to the war-torn populations. Proportional aid to the Palestinian civilians in Gaza could come from rich Arab oligarchs, as the Moon makes a sextile aspect to the Sun in Scorpio. In the afternoon, US time zones, appeals are made. The sextile aspect to Mars in Scorpio follows, indicating helpful action taken, early morning on Wednesday US time, afternoon in the ME. Venus ingress to Libra, makes a quincunx aspect to Saturn in Pisces. Appeals for calm may even be disproportionate.
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