The Witches Almanac for *Friday, November 16th
*Friday (Venus): Love, friendship, reconciliation, and beauty.
St. Margaret of Scotland’s Day
Moon Sign: *Sagittarius
*Sagittarius: Encourages flights of imagination and confidence. This is an adventurous, philosophical, and athletic Moon sign. Favors expansion and growth.
*The Waxing Moon is the ideal time for magick to draw things toward you.
Moon enters *Capricorn 5:35 am
*Capricorn: Develops strong structure. Focus on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. A good time to set boundaries and rules.
Moon phase: First Quarter
Although the tension between expansion and contraction continues to grow, we receive a reprieve today as the philosophical Sagittarius Moon harmonizes with Mercury, Venus and Neptune. Our dreams may become more believable now, but the Moon’s squares to feisty Mars and volatile Uranus can set us on edge emotionally. We are ready to take life more seriously and do the work expected of us when the Moon enters conservative Capricorn at 9:57 pm EDT.
Your efforts to prevent everything from falling apart may be futile today because your life grows more complex each time you succeed. It’s similar to playing a video game; you are given a harder level to solve once you successfully finish your current level. It may be the right time for an entirely new strategy. Don’t waste all your resources on maintaining control; just stop playing for a while. Giving up your authority may be the easiest thing you’ll ever do.
It isn’t your normal style to say something before thinking it all the way through. However, now you may be feeling mentally on edge, especially if you are trying to keep a secret. Hiding something only makes you more anxious. There’s little reason to worry about offending someone today; it makes more sense to concern yourself with your own motives instead. If your intentions are good, then the details of what you say won’t matter as much as you think.
Instead of successfully doing damage control for something you recently said or did, you could inadvertently dig your hole a little deeper today. Even with the best of intentions, you can still raise someone’s anger. Naturally, a sincere apology works wonders, but it only has an impact if you truly mean it. Nevertheless, this little drama may still take another day to play out before your relationships begin to make sense again.
You might not be willing to back down from a confrontation today, even if it would be to your advantage if you did. You may feel as if you are beyond the point of no return which encourages you to take a risk for your beliefs. You don’t have as much to lose as you think. Just be certain that the current issue is important enough before you jeopardize what you have already gained.
Your plan of attack may be a fine one, but it certainly isn’t perfect. When your current situation changes, you must be willing to adapt or you can lose your competitive edge. Unfortunately, you’re more rigid in your thinking than you realize, and your refusal to modify your agenda could alienate your closest friends. Pay careful attention to what’s happening now so you can respond intelligently, instead of stubbornly holding on to a fading dream for no reason.
Although you may be in a state of high anxiety today, you should be able to transform your uncomfortable tension into useful productivity. Throw away your expectations and admit that you don’t know exactly where you are going. Nevertheless, say what’s on your mind, even if it puts you in a socially awkward position. Remain open to a completely different approach and then get ready to follow your new plan with confidence.
You should receive cooperation and support from others today, but it might not arrive in the manner you would prefer. It may even seem as if your best friend or partner is working against you, but that’s not what is occurring. Everyone appears to be marching to their own drummers and you would be smart to let them. Your friends and colleagues will show up to help you if you give them the latitude they need now.
You might have a breakthrough on the financial front today, but you’ll probably still need to scale back your plans prior to initiating action. Fortunately, you’re not afraid to try something you’ve never done before. You’re able to learn new techniques so easily now that others are surprised by your adaptability. The downside is that they may not be able to grasp the complexity of your life. Even if you are tempted to accomplish a lot, don’t bite off more than you can chew.
Everyone thinks they know just what you’re feeling today because the upfront Sagittarius Moon encourages you to wear your heart on your sleeve for all to see. There is no easy escape now, for denying your emotions gives them additional strength. Your best choice is to freely express your feelings to a trusted friend on a regular basis to keep the drama at a minimum.
Although you’re being challenged as instability continues to plague you today, you still want everything in perfect running order. You prefer not to worry about where to focus your attention. But you cannot forget about your responsibilities and just turn your back on your work. Nevertheless, it makes sense to wait and see which way the currents of change are flowing before you take irrevocable action.
You probably have too much on your plate now, and it may be helpful to lean on your friends. You are quite surprised when others quickly come to your assistance, demonstrating that you are not alone. But you should be careful about how you communicate or you might anger someone with your sarcastic humor. Slow down and think before you speak. Being extra polite can make everything go smoother.
You become more pensive throughout the day, which could lead you into a weekend without too much to do. However, exercising self-restraint is not the same thing as suppressing your feelings. Spending a bit of time by yourself will help you process the most meaningful images from your daydreams. Contemplation is fine as long as you keep your feelings flowing.