Upcoming Week’s Sky: November 9-15, 2020

Mercury High in Morning Sky

On November 10th, Mercury will reach it’s highest point in the morning sky as it reaches its farthest western elongation. This means that you will have the best time to view it 90 to 40 minutes before sunrise to the west.

Astrology Meaning

Mercury transitions from Libra into Scorpio for the remainder of the month. This creates a questioning and inquisitive energy, but watch out for stubbornness. Do your research, but make sure you are not discarding others opinions without consideration.

Northern Taurid Showers

On November 11th and 12th we will be able to see the Northern Taurids Meteor Shower. This show comes from Encke’s Comet and us passing through it’s orbit. This is a smaller shower in terms of number of meteors per hour (about 5), but this shower brings the possibility of bright fireballs to shoot across the sky as well. During these two days the light from the moon will be minimal which creates a better viewing experience. The best time to view this shower is going to be from midnight to early dawn, and of course the viewing is best away from any other light pollution.

ASTROLOGy MEANING

While there is no widespread acceptance of what a meteor shower means now, some astrologers do see it as a disturbance – shaking up our unconscious. In a Well + Good article Rachel Lang explains that “Meteor showers represent the spiritual insights and wisdom gained from looking deep within the shadows of ourselves and our world.” She goes on to say that this insight can cause us to have bursts of understandings.

New Moon in Scorpio

On November 15th we will start a new cycle as the new moon dawns the sky. This of course means that it is a great time to stargaze which is great because this month you will be able to see a lot of planets in the sky – you can read more about that here.

ASTROLOGy MEANING

Scorpio is the sign of transition (death and rebirth) and the new moon is also a beacon of change. You may find that your actions are motivated through your feelings and that this enough to spark your change. (If you want to know more about moon phases, check out my older post Phases of the Moon.

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