The completion of a trine between Mars in Sagittarius and retrograde Eris in Aries indicates the finalization of a contest during which we ‘campaigned’ for the sake of our self-interests, driven by strong motivation and an enterprising spirit. A quincunx from the Sun in Scorpio to retrograde Jupiter in Gemini shows an adjustment in personal power according to ‘returning’ opinions and feedback on our performance. Venus in Libra’s semi-square to the North Node in Scorpio (sesqui-quadrate South Node in Taurus) implicates how cooperation and validation of others can tip the scales for us in this regard and also influence our future prospects based on how well we did in the past. As Mercury stations retrograde at 4:18 Sagittarius at 6:03 pm EST, a period of reviewing plans, agendas, connections, matters related to communication, mobility and locality or surroundings and re-conceptualization begins. Mercury will trace his steps back to 18:10 Scorpio, where he will turn direct on November 26, which corresponds to a time when we will take our introspection even deeper to evolve our thought process and consequently be able to see the bigger picture. With the waning Leo Moon in square to the Scorpio Sun for the Third Quarter Moon event at 7:35 pm EST, the accompanying crisis in consciousness is a test of character as we respond to life’s renewals (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Libra New Moon) that challenges us to overcome any childish and egotistical tendencies together with a sense for drama and extremism.
Tarot card of the day is the “3 of Pentacles”, a card that refers to encouragement due to cooperation and collaboration. Teamwork and planning are the essential ingredients toward the achievement of our goals. We’re taking the next step toward becoming established. Improvement of our situation and success are possible if we apply the necessary effort and show persistence.