As from today, Monday 5th November, (bonfire night when things go with a bang,)I am starting a new feature, my astrologer’s diary where I write about astrology each day. I also publish this on my Facebook page.
So here we go! Today is bonfire night and the moon is in Libra, the sign of balance and harmony. It is waning and very near the end of its monthly cycle. This is the time of the month for endings and preparing for a new moon which this month is in Scorpio and falls on Wednesday. It also coincides with the Autumn which is clearly a time to remove the old. For the last few weeks our neighbours have been doing just that! They have been clearing a plot of land opposite our house. It has been overgrown for years but now the old is being removed big style.They have been working very hard with chain saws and diggers in all weathers to do all this. They landed up with an enormous pile of wood and brush to burn so they decided to make a party of it and invite the locals to join in. We went along and enjoyed the evening. They had fireworks, marshmallows and plenty of booze. It was great! The fire was HUGE, infact it is still smoldering now. I love big fires, all that energy! I am always the one who gets very smoky as I just can’t help getting up as close as I can to it. My late father in law used to call me a ‘kleptomaniac’ (it was his joke yeh yeh I know it is pyromaniac!) Anyway, fire changes, transforms and removes and as I burnt my manky garden canes I promised myself to clear away procrastination so I can embrace my astrology career.
Thursday 8th November
On Tuesday I mentioned that Uranus the planet of surprises and change had moved back into Aries. Uranus takes 84 years to orbit the sun so spends about 7 years in each zodiac sign. It first moved into Aries back in March 2011. Then in May of this year it made its first steps into Taurus. In August it started retrograding (appearing to go backwards) and on 6th November moved back into Aries. It goes direct in early 2019 and finally leaves Aries for good- well another 84 years on March 7, 2019. It then makes its way through Taurus, the sign of food and comfort and tradition. Uranus always brings change and it is good to look back to 2011 to see what changes have occurred when it has been in Aries. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, it is fast, active and independent and loves the new. Uranus is also about new trends and technology in particular. In the last 7 years the rise in technology in general and smart phones in particular has been very rapid. A lot of social media is very instant and visual. This has changed the way people interact. The rise in technology has also lead to an increase of small businesses and homeworking. People are doing things in their own way! We have a few more months of Uranus in Aries so now is the chance to express yourself if you haven’t quite got round to it.
Saturday 10th November
Uh oh, better late than never for day six. I have had a treat today, I have been on the back of a motorbike- a big one too- 900cc. Sara and Steve took me out for a ride, Sara rode her bike and Steve got the short straw with me on the back. It had been a very long time since I’d been on a bike- (say it quickly) 30 years. I balanced OK and held on fine, the worst bit was trying to get off! My legs had gone a bit stiff, I am sure I was more agile when I was 21. We had a nice trip round the twisty Norfolk lanes and went on one straight bit. When it comes to astrology, I am focusing on Mars this month and motorbikes, being fast, are ruled by Mars so that was a good bit of synchronicity. Thank you to Sara and Steve for a great trip out and a chance to relive my youth.