You Are an Adult

Posted by Amanda Painter

by Amanda Painter, with Eric Francis

If you’re in the U.S., you’re likely gearing up for the Thanksgiving holiday later this week. For some, this means gathering with family (which may be enjoyable or tense, depending on the family); for others, it’s an opportunity to create new traditions with ‘family of choice’. But even if you do not celebrate this holiday, the astrology this week carries the same basic message.

Setting the stage — or the dinner table, to use another metaphor — the Sun leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius on Tuesday at 10:05 pm EST (3:05 UTC Wednesday).

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Along the Fore River; photo by Amanda Painter.

Although this may shift the overall tone of consciousness toward the lighter side, I would not expect all of the intensity of recent news trends to weaken.

In fact, in terms of the tidal wave of accusations and admissions regarding sexual transgressions, solar Sagittarius might actually represent a collective ability to focus the issue. That remains to be seen, but might be worth watching for — or, better yet, participating in actively.

If you tend to gather with relatives of widely varied generations and political leanings, this week’s astrology may speak especially clearly to you. Here’s the setup: late in Sagittarius Saturn is approaching a conjunction to the Galactic Core (exact Saturday) and centaur planet Pholus. Mercury is approaching Saturn (exact Nov. 28) and the GC and Pholus. Also clustered there is a hypothetical point called Cupido.

Cupido has to do with people coming together in groups of all sorts, from marriages to families to corporations and whole societies. Think tribal; and the original tribe is the family.

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Four Winds Report for Nov. 20, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves

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You have the capacity to know your own mind and to think independently, regardless of the opinions of others. Certainly, it’s possible to be swayed by anything from peer pressure to actual disinformation. Yet to be able to stand firm in your truth despite opposition is a crucial skill.

Four Winds Report for Nov. 19, 2017

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Given the fact sexual abuse is a prevalent theme in the public discourse, you might be considering how power dynamics in general could affect past or present relationships. Mars squaring Pluto serves as a possible reminder that we don’t exist in a vacuum. We are all part of a complex web of social structures.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

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As you know, you’re not the cool, logical person that the world perceives you to be, and that you love to be when you can. Particularly lately, you’re an intricate, complex and inwardly focused critter. What is really interesting, and exciting, is that you’re losing your intimidation about exploring your own labyrinth.

Four Winds Report for Nov. 18, 2017

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If you’re feeling overextended emotionally or psychically, consider bringing yourself back into yourself today. With the Scorpio New Moon, the astrological tides ebb to a natural turning point before ever so gradually flowing back outward again. You may be finding you have a lot to process.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

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Beware of toil. Most things you think need to be done actually don’t need to be done; and when the time comes they should be a little easier than you think rather than more difficult. However if you dive into work unconsciously, without a plan and without a clear goal, you may find yourself lost in a maze of unrewarded effort.

“Keep It in the Ground”: As COP23 Ends, Activists Protest at Europe’s Largest Open-Pit Coal Mine

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Throughout the United Nations climate summit in Bonn, Germany, activists have been protesting against fossil fuels. About 45 minutes west of Bonn, activists unfurled a banner at the largest open-pit coal mine in Europe that read, “It’s Up to Us to Keep It in the Ground.”

Four Winds Report for Nov. 17, 2017

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If you feel plagued with doubts that humanity will ever heal its collective wounds around sexuality and sexual power, you’re not alone. And while such healing might take longer than the average human being can conceive of intellectually, that does not mean it’s not worth pursuing on the individual level (indeed, it may be essential).

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

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People are often quite attached to their opinions even if they have nothing to do with the facts. You cannot afford such ridiculous luxuries any more. Certain influences have recently entered your life which are to put it mildly absolutely compelling you to accept into your mind only what you know is true.

Zimbabwe in Limbo As Military Seizes Control & Places President Mugabe Under House Arrest

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In Zimbabwe, longtime leader Robert Mugabe remains under house arrest and is reportedly refusing to resign as president after the country’s military seized Parliament, courts, government offices and the main airport in the capital, Harare. Mugabe has held power since Zimbabwe declared independence from the U.K. 37 years ago.