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Mercury Venus Mars Shifts

Ed Kluska’s Astrology Newsletter

The skies are busy. Mercury is turning retrograde, Venus is turning direct, and Mars is entering Pisces. This newsletter covers these three important * factors and everything else relevant astrologically through Sunday morning.

Sun Sign Updates

Venus, the planet of love, affection, and money, turning direct at 25 degrees Libra benefits anyone born around the sixtieenth of any month, especially October, and anyone with planets and points at 25 degrees.

Mars, the planet of effort and desire, at 00 degrees Pisces is likely bringing stress and conflicts for anyone born around the twenty-first of February, May, August, September, October, and November and for anyone with planets or points at 00 degrees of Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Pisces.

Jupiter, the planet of hope, expansion, and good fortune, at 1.5 degrees Sagittarius, brings opportunities for anyone born around the twenty-third of any month, especially November, and for any planets and points in your horoscope around 02 degrees.

Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn should know that Saturn at 06 degrees Capricorn is likely creating challenges, tests, delays, losses, and realities for anyone born around the twenty-seventh of March, May, June, July, September, and December and for anyone with points or planets around 06 degrees of Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn.

Thursday, November 15

02:05 PM + (Moon in Aquarius 120 Venus in Libra) fosters cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, emotional sharing, and artistic expression, especially involving females.

05:20 PM * (Mars enters Pisces) where it remains until December 31 when it enters the next sign, Aries. Mars, the energy and initiative planet, will give a boost to Pisces and the other water signs, Cancer and Scorpio. With Mars also related to desires, passions, conflicts, urgency, impulsiveness, and stress, Mars in Pisces will challenge the mutable signs (Gemini Virgo Sagittarius Pisces). So check any planet or point you have in the mutable signs to know when before January 01 you will more likely experience stress and make mistakes due to the increased demands, anxiety, and possible conflicts related to these planets and points.

10:01 PM + (Moon in Aquarius 150 Node in Cancer) favors networking and reaching out to others because this aspect enhances social interactions as well as any connections or alliances with groups large and small.

10:58 PM Moon in Aquarius Void until 11:41 PM when it enters the next sign, Pisces, where it remains until late Sunday morning when it enters the next sign, Aries.

Friday, November 16

12:02 AM (Moon in Pisces 00 Mars in Pisces) this once a month lunar aspect can prompt you to be more bold and direct, but can also bring impatience, impulsiveness, strong desires, heightened emotions, and forceful actions.

03:10 AM + (Moon in Pisces 90 Jupiter in Sagittarius) this positive and hopeful lunar aspect heightens the possibilities for kindness, benevolence, positive feelings, and uplifting emotional support.

05:50 AM * (Venus turns direct) on October 05, Venus, the planet of love, beauty, pleasure, art, and money, turned retrograde at 11 degrees Scorpio as explained in my October 04 newsletter “Venus Turns Retrograde”. Today at 25 Libra, Venus turns direct which will benefit any planets and points in your horoscope between 25 degrees and 30 degrees Libra until December 02 when it enters the next sign, Scorpio.

08:33 PM * (Mercury turns retrograde) as detailed in my last newsletter “Mercury Retrograde Warning”, this Mercury retrograde is more significant because Mercury now “sits” square to Neptune. This challenging aspect began this past weekend and ends next week.

Mercury-Neptune aspects are favorable for imagination and creativity because they are related to the world of dreams, fantasy, fiction, art, music, movies, drama, and the psychic. However, with this aspect you need to be careful with your thinking and assumptions. The imagination associated with Neptune can get out of hand. Things can be too good to be true. The mind can play tricks on you. False assumptions are made. These effects are subtle but real. Mercury is thinking, and with a discordant Neptune, there can be lies, confusion, deception, faulty reasoning, and a lack of clarity. Therefore, be especially careful in all practical matters including major decisions and starts because there is more likely to be mental mistakes and errors.

Saturday, November 17

02:40 AM + (Moon in Pisces 90 Mercury in Sagittarius) creates a more active exchange between one’s conscious and unconscious minds which is conducive to reflection, communication, discussions, and writing.

03:07 AM + (Moon in Pisces 00 Neptune in Pisces) this once a month lunar aspect brings highly refined artistic and spiritual feelings and aspirations and is better suited for daydreaming, imagination, creativity, prayer, and meditation than for logical discussions and clear-cut decisions.

Sunday, November 18

01:52 AM + (Moon in Pisces 150 Venus in Libra) fosters cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, emotional sharing, and artistic expression, especially involving females.

03:03 AM + (Moon in Pisces 120 Sun in Scorpio) this lovely and harmonious aspect involving the water signs, Scorpio and Pisces, lends to a depth of feeling and understanding more on an unconscious level.

07:15 AM + (Moon in Pisces 00 Chiron in Pisces) this once a month lunar aspect symbolizes caring women and special opportunities for healing relationships and families.

09:05 AM + (Moon in Pisces 120 Node in Cancer) favors reaching out to others because this aspect is related to networking and enhancing social interactions as well as any connections or alliances with groups large and small.

09:05 AM Moon in Pisces Void until 10:55 AM when it enters the next sign, Aries.

Guidelines for Using This Information

I keep this information as clear and straightforward as possible, but even for students of astrology, it can be difficult to sort everything out. There are many factors to consider, and sometimes the overlapping influences are contradictory. You might say this is just like life.

For starts, keep in mind that these newsletters are not intended to tell you what is going to happen in your life at the times given. Instead, the aspect descriptions provide some of the possible influences you can expect around the times given so you can more wisely plan for and participate in your life. Often, it is obvious which time frames are better than others for timing or starting a party, trip, decision, business, or any other event, for example.

The star (*) factors are more significance for right timing because they are in effect for a more extended time (often up to a week). Any business, project, decision, relationship, wedding, and childbirth, for example, started around the dates given will have the qualities and characteristics of the descriptions listed.

The lunar (Moon) aspects listed are less significant because they are in effect for only hours (versus days) before and until the times (Eastern Time) given, but they are still quite relevant for right timing.

The plus (+) factors for both the * factors and lunar factors are favorable. The minus (-) factors are more likely to bring challenges or difficulties. Sometimes there is a + and - factor which means the aspect can exhibit both positive and negative influences.

The most critical factor with right timing is what’s occurring in your horoscope. When negative aspects dominate your horoscope, the chances of success with right timing diminish no matter how favorable the aspects are in the sky. These newsletters cannot cover what is occurring in your horoscope, but if you apply the information in these newsletters with common sense, you have an advantage with timing your decisions and activities.

The basic premise with right timing is that it helps to have the "stars" on your side. Starting a marriage, trip, surgery, business, real estate deal, or a major purchase, for example, at an inopportune time reduces the chances of success no matter how good your intentions and how hard you try. The better the timing, the higher your chances of success. Even an hour can make a significant difference in important decisions and events.

During Void periods there tends to be a lull in the energy levels, and what you start, or implement is less likely to turn out the way you planned or expected. So, it’s usually better to do things with less significance or no purpose in mind versus trying to start something new and vital. If you have a new idea, meet someone new, or start a business, for example, those activities are less likely to amount to much.

The Moon enters each sign of the zodiac about every 28 days and remains in that sign for about two and a half days. When the Moon’s in your sun sign, matters are likely to come more together for you on a short-term basis unless there are significant aspects currently challenging your horoscope.

Note that the traits and qualities I assign to each sign in these newsletters describe more the functions and meanings of the signs versus trying to describe your personality, although at times the descriptions may be entirely accurate. Furthermore, to understand a person’s personality and character from an astrological perspective, there are a multitude of factors in a horoscope to consider besides one's sun sign.

To know what’s going on in your horoscope and to make better decisions at better times, contact me. We will schedule a private consultation at my office or on the phone, so you can know more about your future and better understand the issues and opportunities in your life as well as your relationships, job, career, education, finances, children, parents, travel, health, location, retirement, karma, and purpose in life.

Ed Kluska

B.S. Physics

M.S. Psychology

C.A. Certified Astrologer

Meditation Teacher

47 Years in Practice

545 Ludlow Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45220



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