Quote from ‘The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Astrology’
“How many Sagittarians does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One and eleven other signs to revolve around him.”
Our Solar Sun moves in Sagittarius on Thanksgiving Day, followed by our Full Moon in Gemini the day after. Holidays are such a wonderful time to gather with our friends and families, but they can also be loaded with expectations and emotions. I like to be mindful of what the energies are with the intention to enjoy fully while I also stay aware. The Mars/Jupiter square energy will still be very present, although thankfully less prevalent on Thanksgiving day. The Full Moon could also bring up some issues… Thankfully it is not ‘full’ until Friday, but it’s energies will be coming in all week. Mercury is retrograde, so we also know that communicating clearly with one another is not easily accomplished! Bottom line: Have a wonderful Thanksgiving while staying aware!
Monday November 19th: Mars in Pisces is square Jupiter in Scorpio
This square has friction with action to start possibly a big project. This energy is impulsive and could come across as a little coarse or insensitive, but there is powerful energy here to put to use. You will want to stay aware of this energy as both yourself and others may be less tactful than usual; with this energy so powerful we don’t want to misuse it in any form.
Thursday November 22nd: Thanksgiving Day, Sun moves into Sagittarius
Sagittarius is the last fire sign in the chart… it’s the archer with arrows going out in all directions. Old Astrology says Sagittarius is the Gypsy, the Teacher and the Philosopher. I think of Sagittarius as the traveler of the body, mind and spirit and when taken to higher dimensions… that is high-level Sagittarius. Jupiter is the ruler of this sign and it is all about expansion: more travel, more knowledge and more spiritual. Sagittarians are all about action, as they have moved beyond the fear of death and are here to fully experience life. The Achilles heel for Sagittarians is they can end up going in so many directions at once that they burn out or their central nervous system can’t keep up.
Friday November 23rd: Full Moon Gemini
Gemini is ruled by Mercury, which is in retrograde, so we need to remain aware that communications can be misinterpreted. Gemini is the sign of the twins, two sides of the coin, the yin and yang. Gemini has a busy mind and is easily distracted during this Full Moon. You want to bring forth the seed you planted during New Moon Scorpio, which had the added energy of spiritual transformation with it.
Saturday November 24th: Neptune goes direct
This leaves Mercury and Uranus the only two planets left retrograde.
Thanksgiving is the perfect start to the Holiday Season, as it is opportunity to be filled with gratitude and descending grace.