The week ahead should prove busy, exciting and memorable for a variety of reasons! It is the beginning of our traditional Holiday Season here in New England, we have already experienced our first snowfall, and that feeling of goodwill and thankfulness is permeating our psyches. There may be a few hiccups on the way to our hearty Thanksgiving celebration, and for those traveling, it may be a bit on the treacherous side, so think safety first!
We all know that a Retrograde Mercury can wreak havoc with our everyday life, especially in the areas of cars, transportation, computers, correspondence, merchandising, and contracts. So — if you are going to be on the road this week, please make sure your car is in tip-top condition, tires properly inflated, all outer lights and brakes working properly. Also, double check reservations, directions and destinations to be sure you have got the proper information you need to arrive safely. We all want the Holiday to be a joyous day for one and all!
On Monday the Moon enters the sign Aries, ruled by passionate Mars — to give us a boost in energy and zest to help us get our busy agenda done in a succinct and proficient manner. This may prove to be a mixed day, with the morning hours holding much promise and opportunity to get things done in an orderly fashion, however, towards early evening there may be some confusion and disorder as Mars in Pisces and Jupiter in Sagittarius just aren’t seeing eye-to-eye. You may have things well-planned, but they just fall apart quickly — perhaps better if you let things go until morning when you have a better handle on the situation. Tuesday meanders along with minor aspects until supper time, when the Moon meets up with the Planet Uranus in the sign Aries at the Karmic 29th degree, and things may go askew, until the Moon enters Taurus at 6:44 PM EST. With the Moon in Earthy Fixed Taurus — you can see things more calmly and use that Taurus determination to find a quick solution. Wednesday an afternoon aspect between the Sun in Scorpio and Uranus in Aries might incur some disruption and disarray — staying calm in the face of any unforeseen happenstance will allow you to get through this short period with elan and grace. Stick with your plan, and try to stay grounded — everyone is so busy and the unexpected is always disconcerting and distressing! However, at the end of the day a positive element will allow us to let any confusion and angst go — as we become more optimistic, and look forward to tomorrow’s celebration.
Thanksgiving Day starts out with the Sun moving into the sign Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter the Planet of joy, good luck and bounty — hopefully bringing us a positive outlook for the day, and allowing us to remember why we truly celebrate this glorious day. There are sure to be present the usual minor issues that develop during the complex creation of our bountiful Holiday meal — but we can inevitably find the joy and camaraderie withing our family circle, to brush off any of these inconveniences with a good-natured shrug and a sense of humor, as we affectionately embrace our loved ones. Eat, drink and be merry as you fully immerse yourself in the love, respect and admiration of your closest kin.
On Friday, just after midnight the Full Moon in Gemini crests — so anyone traveling late on the evening before or during the early part of the morning, should be doubly aware of distracted drivers, those under the influence, and speeders — as they try to reach their destinations. Busyness will abound as folks vie for Black Friday bargains — and tempers may flair — lines may be long and frustrations rising as the day wears on — if traveling — be super aware of everything around you. Saturday will be a day to try to unwind from the busy and emotional reunions, family idiosyncrasies, and emotional roller-coaster we have been riding. Sunday, is definitely a day to reconnect with your inner Zen — to relax — and to gear-up for the next week ahead.
Let’s all remember that this day is set aside to reflect on those things that we are grateful for — our blessings — our joys — the things that make our lives worthwhile! Set aside any petty disagreements, peeves, irritations and annoyances that we sometimes hold on to for much too long a time. Allow yourself to be enchanted by the divine blessings that you enjoy — not to mention that fabulous turkey dinner!
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all — may you be able to break bread with those you love the most, find pleasure in your combined memories of the past, realize you are making new loving memories for the future, and remember the joy of familial unconditional love! Family is the sweet frosting that holds all of us together — our love for one another is the cherry on the cake — and a sense of humor is what can get us through anything, with our knowledge of belonging to those who understand and love us best.
May you all enjoy an abundance of blessings! Peace.