Weekly Horoscope

Check Your Chart, for the Week of 12 November, 2018

by John Rutherford, Astrologer. Reading Your Horoscopes since 1971.

            Every New Moon is the most unstable, insecure time of the entire Lunar Cycle. In ‘dark and deadly’ Scorpio, last week’s New Moon turned into a Snuff Film, or threatened to do so. Another crazed gun nut shot up another nightclub in the US. In the US, a child is 82 times more likely to die by a gun than in any other industrialised nation. When doctors protested again about the Epidemic of gun violence, the NRA told them to butt out. Doctors fought back.

            Within 24 hours of that shooting, in the same CA town, wildfires erupted, and up and down the state. Dozens died, 100s are missing, 100s of 1000s were on the run for their lives. Fierce winds forced fires to completely burn Paradise off the map in a day. El Niño will make conditions worse in the next couple of years. The world’s biggest source of GHGs (the US) still takes no responsibility.

            Tuesday’s New Moon saw the careers of 3 top Canadian Conservatives get snuffed. Most egregious was Clement’s multi-party sextings exposing him to extortion. The US reimposed sanctions on Iran, despite keeping its word, and unilaterally starts redefining the USMCA with “…not at all what we agreed to.” NK bails last minute on diplomatic talks. A US judge halts the Keystone pipeline, again.

Tuesday’s New Moon almost saw the US midterms get snuffed. The US Civil War was fought against racist, authoritarian, misogynist Fascists. Those deep divisions never went away. With the current diehard stance of The End Justifies Any Means, backed by Religious Zealots, every manner of voter threats, deception, jail and suppression were used. “It’s all about winning, folks.” Millions of voters had difficulties. Millions more are kept so ignorant, they don’t know the word ‘gerrymander’, much less what it means.

            In the Tricky Dicky Era, Dirty Tricks were used 7-8 times more by the Right than the Left. Voting required 4-5% more turnout by the Left just to stay even. Today, Dirty Tricks are employed 15-20 times more by the Right (growing here, too), and the Left has to turnout 10-12% more. With Fascist Forces fighting recounts, outcomes of the Midterms are still pending. But, with the historical turnout, 100 more women join Congress!

            By his own admission, the midterms were a referendum on Big Baby. What “a Sore Loser, an impudent Child full of Piss and Vinegar, ready for a punishing revenge.” So pissed, saving the AGs undated resignation for the occasion, BB snuffed the AGsposition the day after, stealing as much thunder from the Democratic win as possible. Then, full on with Malignant Forces, he unconstitutionally selects without Senate Consent, a hyper-partisan new AG.

            And, in his war on the media, his “Enemy of the People”, the FAKE Prez used a doctored FAKE NEWS video from a conspiracy website to attack the “FAKE NEWS”. He setup a noted journalist and pulled his press pass. Guess who CNN sent to cover BB in Paris? Yup, same guy.

Poor Big Baby, so sullen and glum (a New Moon hangover), couldn’t get out of bed in France to honour the dead veterans on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day “because of the rain”. But, he was all giggles and smiles when he saw Putin. Then, after they had lunch, he stayed in his room, avoiding the solemn march of 70 World Leaders down the Champs-Élysées. Macron, his host,denounced nationalism as a “betrayal of patriotism”.

The frenzy of social disruptions from the Giant Planet Super Complex (coalesced last January) hits a crescendo in January, just as the new US Congress is inaugurated. With another grudge to revenge, ramping up starts Tuesday. The Creeping Crisis of Uranus / Neptune, closely hitting 45s Midheaven (symbol of career), gets refreshed (4th time) next month (finishing in May). Mr Toad’s Wild Ride is heading to Crazytown. Hold on, folks.

But, the frenzy of the Fractured Duo only works as long as the frenzy is maintained. After January, the Giant Planets get quiet, and Solar Aspects ‘ride it out’. Blue Smother.


This Week: Venus turning direct is not nice. Mercury turning retrograde is not nice. They both happen on Friday. The Moon is apogee Wednesday, reactive but not that Personally helpful. The crux of the crunch is the rabid rampant nonsense and disconnectedness of Tuesday. It’s hard to reason with those plunging deep into their innermost Primitive Feelings and Fixed Concepts. Yup, in terms of making progress or sense, this week looks backward, but still doesn’t see.


Nota Bene: Another rip in the Sun’s Face spewed enough to crack open Earth’s magnetic field Wednesday, showering skies with aurorae, and dumping a Primitive dose of Protons through Thursday.

            People burn 10% fewer calories at dawn, 10% more at dusk, related to our circadian rhythms. Doctors find that all infectious diseases are seasonal, based on our annual rhythms.

            Degrees missed for last Sunday’s Sun aspects Venus / Neptune. 19 Fixed, 4 Cardinal.

            Contact johnrutherford@shaw.ca  or call (604) 553-3112 for your Natal Horoscope. Remember, all Planetary Aspect energies build in the hours before (for the swift) to a few days before (for the slow), as Planetary Aspects approach.


Monday – Thursday, 12-15 November. (apogee Moon flirtations going freaky in Capricorn, with mollified musings in Aquarius. The Sun in Scorpio aspects Mercury / Mars – Uranus, hard aspects Saturn approaching Uranus / Neptune, soft aspects Jupiter / Neptune. 20-22 Fixed, 5-7 Cardinal)

Not one thing stands out, though there be doozies. It’s the accumulation of insults, offenses and missteps that weigh this baggage way down. There was supposed to be freeing and relieving, but where? No sales pitch or propaganda piece can weasel this out now. Without defined, discreet, measurable results, this starts looking like a bridge built by the mob, with promises shorted and dangerous cracks starting to show. Foundations are suspect. Dues are due in two weeks; if not covered, penalties grow. Don’t brush this off. It gets more serious if you do.

(Mars in late Aquarius sextile retrograde Uranus in late Aries. 29 degrees and 14 degrees of All Signs)

What could have been quick and done gets made complex, convoluted, quickly more difficult to manage. If this isn’t working the way expected, ditch it ASAP, before you can’t. If it is, it still needs a tune up.


Friday, 16 November. (Moon grasping at straws in Pisces. Venus stationary, turning direct in late Libra. 25 Cardinal, 10 Mutable)

Venus has been quiet, mostly polite, till now. Girding her loins, she’s been prepping to release her Inner Bitch. Venus now marshals resources. There is a Personal Battle to be waged. As the Morning Star, she becomes a Weapon, no longer discreet, subtle, nor diplomatic.

(Mercury stationary, turning retrograde in Sagittarius. 13 Mutable, 28 Cardinal)

Used best, this turns to introspection and reappraisal. Used worst, this turns minds mushy, poorly reacting, making mistakes. We all make ‘em, but why advertise ‘em, or prove ‘em by opening trap? Shut the Hell up until you can figger this out properly.


Is your Number up?  Check Your Four Personal Points for every day (see below).  If the numbers match, this day is meant for you!

Each forecast shows: the Moon Sign, the Planetary Aspect, and Numbers of degrees in Signs for the Planetary Aspect.

The Moon Sign is the Sign the Moon is in for that day.  The Moon Sign gives advantage to the Sign it is in, puts extra pressure on the opposite Sign, and tends to cross up or neutralize the Signs at right angles.  For example, with Fixed Signs, if the Moon is in Taurus, Taurus has the advantage, Scorpio gets challenged, and Leo and Aquarius get shifted or crossed up.

The Planetary Aspect is where action is released.  It’s the Excuse.  Unlike daily Horoscopes that suggest each day has the same level of influence, this is the core of changes in the daily energies.

The Sign Numbers are the degrees in the Signs of the Zodiac being emphasized.  If the degree for any day is close to any degree of Your Four Personal Points (see below), within a degree or so, THIS IS YOUR DAY.  Pay extra ATTENTION.

You may have several days in the week activated for you, or you may have none.  As a degree hits one of Your Four Personal Points, the forecast tells about the important things in your life.  The daily forecasts tell you when.  The overall story comes through over time.  Sooner or later, the degrees of the Forecast catch up to all Your Points.

Your Four Personal Points are, in order of importance:

The Ascendant, the Mid-heaven, the Moon, and the Sun.  These are the most important Points of your Horoscope, calculated from your birth date, your birth-place, and the time of day you drew your first breath.

The first two Personal Points, the Ascendant and Mid-heaven, are the points that fix the Earth in space for your birth time at your specific birth place.  We live on the Earth, not the Sun or the Moon.

The Ascendant, also called Your Rising Sign, is more important than your Sun Sign.
Simply, and generally only, forecasts that affect your:
Ascendant      relate to matters in your environment.            Use it to see what’s in your “face”.
Mid-heaven    relate to matters in your personal life.            Use it to see what’s in your mind.
Moon              relate to matters in your emotional life.          Use it to see what’s in your heart.
Sun                 relate to matters in your physical life.             Use it to see what’s in your core.

The Signs of the Zodiac are:
Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)
Fix: Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)
Mut: Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)

Heaven, Help Us!  The forecast is the mood of the moment.

When it rains, we all get wet, no matter what “Sign” we are.

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Check Your Four Personal Points every week to see if any of them is targeted, and…


Your Horoscope is the picture of the Heavens for the moment you were born.  Using the latest advances in Astronomy and Astrology, you can get a Horoscope reading with accurate, up-to-date detail.  Contact me at johnrutherford@shaw.ca  or call (604) 553-3112.