Astrology Check

By Celina Simmons

Over the next few weeks, emotions will be all over the place, but perhaps bigger and better opportunities are heading our way.


Illustration by Eden Dyer

Welcome back to another Astrology Check — and boy, do we have a stimulating road ahead of us. With a full moon in Gemini, a new moon and Sagittarius season, not to mention Thanksgiving right around the corner, we are surely in for an adventure.

This year, Thanksgiving falls on the first day of Sagittarius season, and the Sagittarius is all about aiming high and truth-seeking. Regardless of what followed the events that occurred in 1492 when Columbus sailed the ocean blue, the initial meeting of the Native Americans welcoming the Europeans is what this time of year should be about; the idealism of good fellowship.

Not only do Sagittariuses dream big, but they are also prone to denial. This is because they tend to keep their eyes on the prize while ignoring underlying issues. This Thanksgiving will be an ideal time to welcome the spirit of the Sagittarius and have fun over the holiday weekend. Even if there are concerns in the back of your mind, it is important to put family and friends first this time of year, and of course to be thankful
as well!

Immediately after Thanksgiving, we will see a full moon in the Gemini zodiac on the 23rd of November. Gemini energy tends to be very lively and scattered, and oftentimes hates being told what to do. Lunar qualities of emotions and innate behaviors reach their peak during a full moon. During this full moon, you may feel the need for change or spontaneousness, but there also lies the potential for major mood swings. Be conscious of how easy it will be to lose your temper and to just act on impulse.

According to the Astrology King’s horoscope blog (astrologyking.com), this full moon will have a “nasty feel to it because of the planetary aspects.” We will see Mars in hard aspect to the moon on the 23rd with Jupiter in opposition. Mars is a very headstrong planet that rules over war and masculinity, which would explain the feeling of recklessness that will come with this full moon, and Jupiter’s placement will only amplify this energy.

After this full moon, we will see ourselves fall into a bit of a lull until the new moon in the Sagittarius zodiac on Dec. 7. A new moon is when the sun and moon are on the same side of the earth, creating the illusion that the moon is not there at all. Side note: This is the perfect time for stargazing or looking at faint galaxies, because there’s no moonlight to distract.

According to poet/writer Roya Backlund’s article on elitedaily.com, “The new moon is symbolic of the second chance we are given over and over again.” A new moon is a time for new beginnings, but this one will be especially optimistic. If you recall from earlier, in the Sagittarius zodiac, it can be easy to overdo it. Now is the time to dream big and reach towards new experiences that are meaningful to you, and perhaps more so than any worldly wealth, but be aware of your limitations.

As always, it is important to allow others to pursue their own new experiences. No matter what happens in astrology, it is key to realize that while you may be going through all these sporadic emotions and impulses, others are going through very similar realizations. While it is crucial to light your own flame, remember to not extinguish another’s along the way. And with that being said, I wish you all smooth sailing ahead!

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