The Sun enters the sign of Sagittarius on November 23rd at 2:03 a.m., Mountain Time. Sagittarius is a fire sign and is associated with the big guy, Jupiter. Sag is the adventurer of the Zodiac and loves to either travel physically or mentally. Some are world travelers and others travel in their minds like they are jetsetters. Expansion is their goal in life and with this sign, bigger is better.
To make this Sagittarius time even more exciting, its planet, Jupiter, just entered Sag on November 9th and will stay in that sign until December 3, 2019. Jupiter has a 12-year orbit, so it’s only in Sag one year out of 12 years . . . and this is the year! It’s like having two Jupiters or two Sagittarians at the same time. Oh yes, that’s a lot of energy. People will feel a bit restless with this combination and will want to travel or start something new, especially internationally. If you want to take that trip to Europe – this year is the time. Be adventurous!
This Sag month will start off with a Mercury retrograde. Mercury will be retrograde from November 18th through December 6th. Make sure to do your holiday shopping early, because it will probably be crazier than usual. Plus, Mercury will retrograde in the sign of Sagittarius, to make it even a bit more energized.
One thing that is exciting this month is that the Full Moon will land right on Thanksgiving. So the Sun will be in Sag with the Full Moon in Gemini. That will be a wonderful energy for people talking around the dinner table as they are enjoying their delicious holiday meal with friends and family. Have fun!
Recently Venus did a retrograde from October 6th through November 16th. Even though the exact retrograde is over, Venus will be in what is called the Shadow of the retrograde until December 18th. So we will all feel that intense need to be outspoken and strong until almost Christmas. Focus on what you want and see how much you can get during this time. Women will feel especially strong, since it’s Venus. Speak your mind with power.
Regarding the visible planets, things are changing. We’ve been lucky for the last few months to be able to seen most of the planets right after sunset. Now the only planets visible in the evening are Mars and Saturn. Mars is the strongest one now because Saturn will soon be lost in the glow of the Sun. So where are these planets going? Into the morning sky. Now we have Venus, Jupiter and Mercury in the eastern predawn sky. Wake up about ½ hour before sunrise and look east to see these three planets. Venus and Jupiter are very bright, but Mercury is never bright. You can use binoculars or an app on your phone to make sure you are seeing the planets.
See you next month for the Winter Solstice and Capricorn!