Author Archives: Leslie McLaurin

Wednesday, November 20

Good news. Mercury finally ends his three-week Retrograde cycle that began on Halloween at 11:12 am PST Wednesday morning.

Look for delays and communication problems to decrease and hopefully end in the days ahead. Yes, yes, yes.

Take advantage of this positive change in the Skywatch when the Moon sextiles Mercury at 1:32 pm.

Clear skies follow until the Moon opposes dreamy Neptune at 8:52 pm, but Luna then trines dependable Saturn at 10:43 pm, and peace prevails in the heavens.

Tuesday, November 19

Get involved early on and tackle the hard stuff first thing.

Two positive kisses get our morning off to a good start as the Moon in generous and optimistic Leo trines sweet Venus at 4:05 am PST and then trines upbeat Jupiter at 1:06 pm.

Caution lights kick on when the Sun and Moon get locked up in a challenging square at 1:11 pm as Luna then turns Void of Course until she enters practical Virgo at 5:54 pm. Green lights come back on at this moment, and a high energy Moon Mars sextile follows at 6:48 pm.

Evening skies are clear.  As times change.

Monday, November 18

Double-check the details this morning.

The Moon in domineering Leo squares Retrograde Mercury at 10:53 am PST suggesting a moment of confusion or misunderstanding. Green lights come on for work or play a few minutes later as the Skywatch clears.

One other major event in the heavens on Monday occurs at 11:41 pm Monday night when aggressive Mars enters Scorpio, a sign he co-rules with Pluto. This will begin a six-week period of time, ending on Jan 2, 2020, when Mars can generate a lot of trouble and violence, especially with themes of jealousy and revenge which Scorpio often conceals and suffers from.

Healing energy is also a Scorpio gift, and this can also be a period of time when you fix an old problem and create a new era of health and positive energy in your life and times. As always, the outcome of this change is totally up to you — the stars impel, they don’t compel.  

As times change.

The Weekend: November 16-17

Morning hours are the best of the day for chores and the important stuff you need to do on Saturday. The Moon in emotional Cancer trines Retrograde Mercury at 8:08 am PST and sails on to trine creative and psychic Neptune at 1:03 pm. Challenges to your thinking and plans are more likely when the Moon opposes demanding Saturn at 2:18 pm on Saturday afternoon. Another opposition asks for compromise and an open mind Saturday night as the Moon opposes hard-nosed Pluto at 10:14 pm. Clear skies follow.

      Caution lights are up on Sunday. A kind Sun Moon trine at 4:53 am PST Sunday morning is followed by the Moon lining up in a challenging square to feisty and impatient Mars at 12:14 pm. Luna then turns Void of Course until she enters fiery Leo at 1:57 pm. Easy does it during with V/C hours with Mercury still Retrograde until November 20. Leo likes to party and have fun, but there could be a small problem appearing Sunday night when the Moon squares rebellious and erratic Uranus at 8:35 pm. Sidestep a hassle then, and clear skies follow.

If your birthday is this week (November 17–23)

You’ve got luck on your side this year, late Scorpio and early Sagittarius birth signs. Only once in 11 years will you find loving Venus and lucky Jupiter sitting together in Sagittarius in your Solar Return. And this is the year. Jupiter rules Sagittarius and is much more powerful than usual in his home sign. Having Venus along for the ride increases the chances you’ll be lucky in love and can find new ways to increase your bank account. There’s no automatic bingo in these two positive energies in your chart of the year; you have to reach out and get involved to get the benefits they promise by taking action and giving yourself the opportunity to meet new people and looking for possibilities to increase your bankroll. Get involved and be open to new situations, meeting new people and new opportunities with confidence. The Force is with you.  As times change.

Friday, November 15

Stop and go.  

The Moon trines Mars at 3:40 am PST early this morning and then turns Void of Course until she enters home sign Cancer at 8:15 am.  Hold off on making important decisions and purchases while the Moon is V/C, especially since Mercury is still Retrograde, doubling the chances of errors, misunderstandings, and confusion around your home or office.  

Green lights come on once the Moon changes signs, and the Skywatch clears.  Afternoon hours are the best of the day for important calls and business as the Moon sextiles friendly Uranus at 3:16 pm and then sails out into calm seas for the rest of the day and night.

As times change.

Thursday, November 14

Foggy, maybe deceitful.

Every planet has light and dark sides.  When planets are in trines or sextiles, they tend to show their best sides.  In squares, oppositions, and some conjunctions, these same planets are much more likely to generate difficult situations and energy.  

Today, Neptune is in the spotlight.  In a sextile or trine, Neptune is creative, compassionate, and a spiritual energy.  The Moon squares Neptune this morning at 6:33 am PST followed by Venus making a square to Neptune at 9:07 am.  

Confusion, deceit, prevarication are all more likely with this line-up.  Venus rules your money and financial matters — double-check all today as errors and expensive mistakes can cost you with these squares in the Skywatch.  

Astrological skies clear in the hours that follow but realize that the Venus Neptune square will still be a factor in the events of today and even into tonight when the love side of Venus can be fooled by Neptune’s deception.  

As times change.