Posted on June 1, 2020
Posted by Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

*Any times indicated are for the Pacific Time Zone.

*Refer to “AstroCast” by Kimberly Maxwell for more detailed information as these events unfold.

*Remember, these are just transits and they too, like a kidney stone, shall pass.


November begins and ends with the Moon aspecting Neptune.  Will this be a month in which our dreams come true or will it be a month in which those dreams come crashing down?  It begins with the Moon sextile retrograde Neptune.  When paired with October’s last aspect of the Sun opposite retrograde Uranus, what the month may hold in store for us is anyone’s guess.  First up in November is the end of Daylight Savings Time, five exact aspects and a Moon void-of-course all on the 1st, followed by a near asteroid fly-by on the 2nd.  The 3rd, of course is election day which also has Mercury stationing direct and retrograde Mars at His stationing degree of 15 Aries.  There will be several days with five or six exact aspects, both Mercury and Venus will go void-of-course again and three of the four retrograde planets, Mercury, Mars and Neptune will all station direct, leaving only Uranus in apparent retrograde motion.  For the grand finale, there will be a full Moon Lunar eclipse on November 30, followed by the last exact aspect of the month which has the Moon making a waxing first quarter crisis of action square to Neptune, and then comes December.


11/01/20 – 2:00 am – Daylight Savings Time Ends

Did you remember to set your clocks back one hour?  Before you go changing, trying to please them, check to make sure that they didn’t reset automatically.  The rule is simple, Spring forward, Fall back.


11/01/20 – 2:31 am – slow Moon sextile retrograde Neptune

This waxing sextile is the first exact aspect of November and the first of five exact aspects, four by the Moon today.  All of the Moon aspects are waxing or growing, expanding in nature.  It may be Sunday, but it looks to be a good day to make progress, to push forward on whatever you may be working on.  This sextile should help you focus while the following trines should help you find the “easier” way forward.  The one watch out is the Mercury aspect later today.

Following this the Moon will make a waxing trine to Jupiter for the second exact aspect of the day.  When you combine an expansive aspect with the expansive nature of Jupiter, quantum leaps forward are possible.


11/01/20 – 11:06 am – retrograde Mercury square Saturn

This waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square is the third exact aspect of the day.  Mercury is not only retrograde but in the process of slowing down and getting ready to change direction.  This aspect suggests it is time to step back and take a serious, real look at what you are doing.  Is it what you really want?  What do you need to let go of?  What is working best for you? 

Following this the Moon will make a waxing trine to Pluto for the fourth exact aspect of the day.  If Saturn is about getting real and being serious, Pluto demands that we be true to ourselves, to who we truly are, deep down inside.  Deny it and we can expect to suffer the consequences.


11/01/20 – 6:29 pm – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing trine to Saturn, the fifth and final exact aspect of the day, the Moon goes void-of-course for 7 1/2 hours.  Your choice, you can continue to work on whatever you have been, or you can take the night off.  Just don’t start anything new, at least not until after the Moon enters Gemini.


11/02/20 – 2:00 am – slow Moon enters Gemini

The void-of-course is over.  Did your mind suddenly become active in the night?  A vivid dream perhaps, or perhaps one of your childhood?  The Moon in Gemini can be very talkative one minute and go quiet the next.  It’s not you, it’s just the way it is sometimes.

Following this the Moon will make a waning trine to Venus for the only major exact aspect of the day.  It’s Monday and the big election is tomorrow.  If you haven’t voted yet or aren’t sure of some of the issues or choices on the ballot, this waning consolidating, finishing aspect between the two great Ladies of the zodiac may be just the energy you need to resolve any lingering questions or doubts in your mind.


11/02/20 – 9:00 pm PST – Polls Open, Dixville Notch, New Hampshire

It is midnight in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, the polls open and they are the first to vote in person on election day 2020.  Much is happening astrologically today.  Mercury is getting ready to change directions and go direct in less than 13 hours.  The Sun (representing those in power) is still opposing retrograde Uranus and the Moon (representing the people) in Gemini is making that irritating inconjunct aspect to the Sun.  Mutable, or changing signs are on all four angles making it at least look as if a change is coming.  The Republican party represented by Jupiter and the Democratic Party represented by Saturn have Pluto sandwiched between them with all three in Capricorn.  Mutable fire Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter is at the bottom of the chart, perhaps another indicator of change while cardinal earth Capricorn, ruled by Saturn is on the fifth house of creativity and things we like to do for fun.  If this hasn’t been a “fun” or “creative” time for you, then perhaps that too will be changing.


11/03/20 – 9:50 am – Mercury stations Direct

Mercury hasn’t changed direction on election day since 2000.  If you don’t remember or know what happened then, look it up.  “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  George Santayana.

Following this, the Moon will make a waxing sextile to retrograde Mars and then a waxing first quarter crisis of action square to retrograde Neptune before going out-of-bounds tonight.  Waxing aspects are generally about expanding and moving forward; however, when they involve retrograde planets, that energy may reverse.  Today looks to be a day for both consolidating and moving forward, but with caution.  Don’t get overly confident, you may overlook something critical.


11/03/20 – 11:11 pm – slow Moon goes Out-of-Bounds North

All the polls should be closed by now.  Do we have a clear winner or is it still up in the air?  When planets go out-of-bounds (beyond the bounds of the Sun) they can tend to misbehave, or at least that maybe the energy that people experience and some will no doubt follow.  North represents the future, the unknown and the direction of new experiences.  All taken together, this looks to be a good night to stay home, be safe and allow the Universe to come to you.  Trust your intuition, your senses and your feelings.


11/04/20 – 5:49 am – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning trine to Mercury, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost eight hours.  Do we have a clear winner in the election or is it still undecided?  Whichever, you should not start anything new this morning.  Set it aside for this afternoon, after the Moon returns to Her home sign of Cancer.


11/04/20 – 1:45 pm – slow Moon enters Cancer

It’s that time of the month as the Moon returns to Her Cancer home.  She is still out-of-bounds north, the direction of the future, where we should be looking and heading.  This will be a positive sign for some, but not for others.  Cancer is about protecting and nurturing, ourselves, those closest to us and those who cannot protect or care for themselves and have been ignored and neglected for too long.


11/05/20 – 6:19 am – slow Moon sextile retrograde Uranus

This waxing sextile is the first of four by the Moon today.  Being two days after the election, emotions may still be running high.  Was it a landslide day or is it still undecided?  No matter which way the election went, expect emotions to continue to be fragile, volatile, and extreme.  Following this the Moon will make a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square to Venus, then a waxing trine to the Sun and finally a waxing first quarter crisis of action square to retrograde Mars.  Three of the four aspects are waxing, suggesting a time for expanding, developing and for “tending” whatever you have been working on so it can “grow” to achieve its full potential.


11/06/20 – 1:12 am – Mercury square Saturn

This waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square is the first of six exact aspects, five by the out-of-bounds Moon, today.  Have the emotions of election day started to subside yet or will the energy of today’s multiple aspects rekindle them?  OK, where are the tissue?

Following this the Moon will make a waxing trine to retrograde Neptune, then oppose Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn for the second, third, fourth and fifth exact aspects of the day.

It is Friday and with this mixture of aspects, it looks to be a day best suited for reviewing and evaluating what you have been working on and identifying what can and needs to be finished.


11/06/20 – 5:27 pm – accelerating Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square to Mercury, the sixth and final exact aspect of the day, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost six hours.  The night will start out dark so exercise caution.  With Mars still retrograde but getting ready to change directions He is at His strongest and accidents, arguments and even violence may be on the rise.  There is safety in numbers so if you go out, stick together with your family or friends.  Don’t take chances with strangers tonight.  Watch out for each other and for the “other guy.”


11/06/20 – 10:51 pm – accelerating Moon returns In-Bounds

At least now the Moon is back in-bounds, but that won’t necessarily make it “safer” out.  Take no chances, for “the night is dark and full of terrors.”


11/06/20 – 11:18 pm – accelerating Moon enters Leo

With the Moon’s entrance into the Sun’s domain of fixed fire Leo, some may try to take advantage of their apparent “stylish” appearance to seek attention.  Appearances can be deceiving, especially in the false light of night.  Look beneath their Friday night “costume” to see who they really are.


11/07/20 – 2:49 pm – accelerating Moon square retrograde Uranus

This waxing first quarter crisis of action square is the only major exact aspect today.  It’s Saturday and with Uranus involved, expect the unexpected.  Even in the light of day, things, including some people, may not be all or who they appear to be.


11/08/20 – 5:46 am – average Moon square Sun

This, the waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square in their monthly cycle, is at 16 Leo 36’ and relates back to the new Moon of October 16.  It may also relate back to the Leo New Moon of August 18, 2020, at 26 Leo or the new Moon of August 11, 2018, at 18 Leo.  What was happening in your life around those dates?  Did you start anything new?  If so, how has that gone for you?  Are you still working on it?  Have you finished it, or have you forgotten about it or let it go?  It’s not too late to get back to it and get it finished or at least move it forward.


11/09-15/20 – Preview of the Coming Week

This looks to be an active week as both the Moon and Mercury go void-of-course on Monday.  On Tuesday Mercury returns to Scorpio and on Thursday there will be five exact aspects including the third Jupiter Pluto conjunction.  On Friday, Mars stations direct and on Saturday there will be six exact aspects.  Sunday offers us a Moon void-of-course and Venus squaring both Pluto and Jupiter.  With Mars changing direction His energy will be extreme.  Exercise extra caution.  Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.  Avoid risky or potentially dangerous actions.


11/09/20 – 3:05 am – average Moon and Mercury go Void-of-Course

Following a waning sextile by the Moon to Mercury, both go void-of-course.  The Moon will be void-of-course for about 2 1/2 hours, while Mercury’s will last almost 25 hours.  Most should be able to sleep through the Moon’s void-of-course, but if you aren’t one of them, just remember not to start anything new until after the Moon enters mutable earth, analytical Virgo.  With Mercury void-of-course and still in their shadow it is almost as if Mercury has gone retrograde again.  Extra precautions when communicating or reviewing documents are in order, at least until Mercury returns to Scorpio.  Choose your words carefully and make sure that you are not misunderstood.


11/09/20 – 5:30 am – accelerating Moon enters Virgo

The Moon’s void-of-course is over.  It is Monday and if you have any new projects you want or need to start, you should be good to go, but remember, Mercury is still in their shadow and also void-of-course.  Take a critical and analytical look at any new projects before starting them.  If it’s a writing project, it is probably best if you wait until Wednesday, after Mercury returns to Scorpio.


11/09/20 – 8:08 am – Venus opposite retrograde Mars

The two planets whose symbols represent female and male are facing off.  Oppositions symbolize the “full Moon” phase in cycles.  This cycle started with their conjunction August 24, 2019 at 4 Virgo 08.  With Venus in Libra, sign of the other and retrograde Mars in Aries, the sign of “I,” both are in their home signs.  This could symbolize issues coming up in relationships, such as with family, friends, co-workers, or spouses and significant others.  Tread carefully.  Be a good listener before speaking.  Allow them to have their say.  It is important that you understand others before trying to get them to understand you.


11/09/20 – 9:11 pm – Sun trine retrograde Neptune

This is the waning trine in their annual cycle.  Their cycle began with their conjunction March 8, 2020 at 18 Pisces 24, culminated with their opposition September 11, 2020 with Sun at 19 Virgo 33 and Neptune at 19 Pisces 33.  Is there a “dream” you started to manifest or something else that you may have started around early March that may have peaked around early to mid-September and now needs to get finished?  You have until March 10, 2021 when this cycle will end and a new cycle will begin, to complete it and prepare for the next cycle.


11/10/20 – 1:55 pm – Mercury enters Scorpio

With Mercury’s return to intense, fixed water Scorpio, their void-of-course is over.  Mercury is still in their shadow and will be until November 19, 2020, so continue to exercise extra caution with all written communications, including electronic and when speaking or reviewing documents. 

In addition to this, the Moon will oppose retrograde Neptune and then make a waning sextile to the Sun followed by waning trines to Jupiter and then Pluto today.  With the prevalence of waning aspects, symbolizing a time for consolidating and completing things, today looks to be a good day to finish “stuff.”  Today is not the day to “put things off until tomorrow.”  If you pick it up, do what needs to be done with it before picking up the next thing.


11/11/20 – Happy Veteran’s Day Thank you for your Service


11/11/20 – 2:58 am – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning trine to Saturn, the Moon goes void-of-course for just over five hours.  It is “Hump Day.”  Start this day by sticking with your morning routine or whatever you had planned.  Wait until after the Moon enters other oriented Libra before tackling any new projects or tasks.


11/11/20 – 8:09 am – fast Moon enters Libra

With the Moon now in cardinal air Libra, sign of justice and others, people’s moods and emotions may feel more people oriented.  This is a good time to focus on any teamwork and team building you may be involved with.  Be fair and considerate when dealing with others.  A random act of kindness can go a long way today.


11/12/20 – 8:50 am – fast Moon opposite retrograde Mars

This is the first of five exact aspects, four by the Moon today so you may want to check your tissue supply.  When retrograde, Mars natural outward energy may implode rather than explode so pay close attention to your moods and feelings.  If something seems off, ask yourself why?

With the day consisting of an opposition (full Moon, harvest), two conjunctions (new Moon, new beginnings) and finishing with two waning third quarter crisis of consciousness squares, there is a mixed energy to the day.  Consider what you have to do this week, this month or need to complete by the end of the year.  Set your priorities.  If there is something new that you need to get started, do it.  Allow some time to assess what may be ready for “harvest,” that is things you have completed your part on and can be “handed off” to the next person.  Allow time for consolidating, for reviewing and eliminating that which is no longer working and to reinforce that which is.


11/12/20 – 1:39 pm – Jupiter conjunct Pluto

This is the second exact aspect of the day and the third and final conjunction between this pair in this cycle.  Their first conjunction was April 4, 2020 at 24 Capricorn with both in direct motion.  Their second was June 29, 2020, also at 24 Capricorn when both were in retrograde motion.  This third conjunction has both in direct motion again and is at 22 Capricorn.  The Sabian symbol for this degree is “Two awards for bravery in war.”  Is there a common thread that connects these three dates?  Something you started in April, continued to refine or restart in June and now it should be ready to give it the final push to move it forward. 

Following this the Moon will conjunct Venus and then make a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square to Pluto for the third and fourth exact aspects of the day.  This could be a good time to start something new for a special someone in your life and to take care of that thing you’ve been putting off because you don’t want to do it.


11/12/20 – 9:05 pm – fast Moon square Jupiter

This is the waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square in their monthly cycle and the fifth and final exact aspect of the day.  Maybe take the night off, give yourself a break and a “pat-on-the-back” for all that you did accomplish today, even if it doesn’t seem to you that you did that much.


11/13/20 – 3:32 am – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square to Saturn, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost five hours.  It’s Friday 13th, start your day off by following your routine or working on whatever you have planned for today.  If something new has come up that you want to work on, it is best if you wait until after the Moon enters Scorpio before starting.


11/13/20 – 8:19 am – fast Moon enters Scorpio

With the Moon now in intense fixed water Scorpio, some people’s emotions may seem to be on edge.  Give them some space but let them know that you are there for them.  Old memories, possibly painful ones, may come up.  Give them some time.  They are from the past and you aren’t going that way, so don’t dwell on them.  Acknowledge them for they helped to form you into who you are today. 


11/13/20 – 4:36 pm – Mars stations Direct

Finally, after about 65 days retrograde and 10 days at 15 Aries, Mars is preparing to move forward again.  The Mars energy may seem stronger over the next few days as He puts the “pedal to the metal” and starts to pick up speed.  It will be another 11 days before Mars leaves 15 Aries, so whatever you have been experiencing or feeling that might be related to this Mars retrograde, may linger around for a while.  Watch out for the other guy as accidents may be more prevalent during this period.


11/14/20 – 11:48 am – Sun sextile Pluto

This waning sextile is the first of six exact aspects today, three involving the Sun and four involving the Moon, including a New Moon.

There will be four waning sextiles, one waning trine and one conjunction to end the day.  It is Saturday and this may be your best day to take care of any lingering or nagging details and for getting those almost finished projects done.

Following this the Moon will make a waning trine to retrograde Neptune for the second exact aspect of the day.  Is there a “dream” you have been trying to manifest?  Don’t give up on it.  Work on it.  You have to do the work if you want it to make the dream real.


11/14/20 – 7:57 pm – Sun sextile Jupiter

This waning sextile is the third exact aspect of the day.  While Jupiter may generally be about expanding things, now is the time to use His big energy to consolidate and complete things.

Following this the Moon will make waning sextiles, first to Pluto and then to Jupiter for the fourth and fifth exact aspects of the day.  These are the last waning aspects of the day and should help you to finish up those last minute or little details before calling it “a job well done.”


11/14/20 – 9:07 pm – fast New Moon conjunct Sun

This new Moon is the sixth and final exact aspect of the day.  With both the Sun and Moon having made waning sextiles to dream lord Neptune, perhaps you would like to take some time and decide which dream you would like to manifest next.


11/15/20 – 3:13 am – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning sextile to Saturn, the Moon goes void-of-course for 4 1/2 hours.  It is Sunday and another day with waning or consolidating energy dominant.  Perhaps you could use some of this energy to complete some work that you didn’t get finished yesterday.  Set aside any new projects, tasks or ideas until after the Moon enters optimistic Sagittarius.


11/15/20 – 7:47 am – fast Moon enters Sagittarius

The Moon’s void-of-course is over so if you have any new projects, tasks or ideas you want to start on, go ahead.  A word of caution, the energies today may favor consolidating and completing things but can also be used for new things.  Sometimes, the way to start something new is to pare it down to the doable essentials and then plan it out step by step before starting.


11/15/20 – 11:43 am – Venus square Pluto

The next two exact aspects are both waning third quarter crisis of consciousness squares.  What might we expect when Venus the seductress squares off with Pluto the abductor?  It’s the waning, clear your conscious square.  Do you have some lingering or challenging issues with a significant other, family member or close friend?  Today looks to be a good day to work on them.


11/15/20 – 9:33 pm – Venus square Jupiter

Now it is the two benefics turn to get together in a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square and wrap things up.  Sometimes we expect to much from a good thing or perhaps we hold onto something that we feel is essential but actually isn’t.  What might you be holding onto that no longer serves you, doesn’t work or really isn’t essential?  I’m not singing this, but it may be time to “Let it go, let it go, let it go.”


11/16-22/20 – Preview of the Coming Week

The week starts with the Moon going out-of-bounds south on Monday followed by five exact aspects on Wednesday, then on Thursday, in addition to another five exact aspects, the Moon returns in-bounds and Venus and the Sun go void-of-course.  Friday has the Moon beginning a long void-of-course which ends on Saturday as do the Venus’ and Sun’s voids-of-course.  The week ends on Sunday with one exact aspect by the Moon, hopefully providing us a bit of a breather.






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Jim Schultz

Jim has been a professional astrologer and Oraclist for over 15 years. As a child his favorite books were the encyclopedia and the Almanac. He continues to be intrigued by the Universe around us; always searching for answers and new questions. Should you ask, he will tell you there is no such thing as "TMI."

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10 responses to “AstroWatch”

  1.' shakthi says:

    Interesting. Thank for your efforts!

  2.' Carmela Smith says:

    Thank you for your insights

  3.' Olivia Martinez says:

    It’s been a powerful Super Moon (March 9th) so far…also interesting it is so near Venus conjunct Uranus. It feels like really big things are happening on every front.

  4. James Schultz says:

    Here are the basic astrological details of His Royal Highness, Prince of Cambridge. Weight 8 lbs. 6 oz., according to news reports, the heaviest future King by birth weight in 100 years of more. Correct birth time is July 22, 2013, 4:24 pm, London, England.

    A true “cusper” with Sun 29 Cancer 58. Moon 28 Capricorn 17, which means that HRH was born less than 3 hours before the full Moon at 0 Aquarius. Birth ascendant is 27 Scorpio 10 and his birth M/C is 20 Virgo 36. He was born with 7 of the 10 primary points in Cardinal signs and 6 of them in water signs. He has a Grand Water Trine of Mars 6 Cancer and Jupiter 5 Cancer trining Saturn 5 Scorpio and trining Neptune 5 Pisces. He also has a Cardinal T-square with Mercury 13 Cancer opposing Pluto 9 Capricorn and both squaring Uranus 12 Aries. He has none of the 10 primary points in an Air sign and 3 of them are retrograde. 3 retrogrades is the second most common number, 2 being the most common. Born with Mars out-of-bounds north might he be a rather precocious child, to say the least.

  5.' Iolé says:

    What a time to be born for the new prince-princess in England!
    Leo sun, Cancer planets: care for the family = the Kingdom, Aquarius Moon- we need open minds in the future!

  6.' Dane Sullivan says:

    Hey Jim,
    Source: Astronomical Phenomena For the Year 2013, prepared by US Naval Observatory and Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac which defines lunar eclipse time as Moon reaching centermost point of its journey thorough the shadow cast by the earth, and solar eclipses timed for maximum obscuration — typically different from time of simple conjunction. However, I note the Rosicrucian Ephemeris, citing JPL and the US Naval Observatory call it at 5:21. I’m betting there’s yet another computation out there.

  7. Jim Schultz says:

    Hi Dane, thank you for your comment. Not sure what your source for the eclipse time is. I use Solar Fire 8 for the dates and times I post. The time is based on the exact conjunction of the Sun and Moon which is 5:28 pm PDT. The NASA eclipse site shows a time of 5:26 pm PDT.

  8.' Dane Sullivan says:

    Probably just an editorial slip, but believe the May 9 eclipse doesn’t happen until 5:55 at 19 Taurus 33. Enjoy your observations!

  9.' andy says:

    “01/18/13 – 12:56 am – Mercury conjunct Sun 28 Aquarius 26”
    Sun still in Capricorn

  10.' Donna says:

    Oh boy! I am not an astrology student, however, I do enjoy reading your article every week. I have picked up the tiniest sliver of what is being discussed and from what I am able to glean, July sounds like it has the potential to be rather challenging. As a Taurus, I was happy to have read about the Mercury retrograde before it happens! I will be carefully watching my “p’s & q’s ” throughout the month and refer back to the entirety of the article – changes are a-comin’ for sure.
    Thanks for your work!

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