The cosmic case for kick-starting a fitness routine this week, while energy runs high


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Rich cosmic energy brews this week as Venus, the planet of love and beauty, makes her way to meet Jupiter, the planet of good luck and growth. While this conjunction doesn’t perfect until Sunday, November 24, you’ll feel the high-vibe mojo building between now and then. So, get excited for an energetic lead-up to the holiday season.

Jupiter will soon leave Sagittarius, a sign he’s traveled in since November 8, 2018 and to which he will not return for 12 more years. Given this, we are primed to receive Jupiter’s final doses of expansion from this current optimistic position before the planet officially enters Capricorn on December 2. So, take a moment and consider how you’ve grown since this time last, when the biggest planet of the solar system first entered his home domain of Sagittarius.

Now is a great time to review the house in your birth chart ruled by Jupiter, aka Sagittarius. (You can generate a birth chart for free here.) What occurred in that area of your life since then that feels substantial or particularly relevant? More importantly, what has gone especially well since then? Practicing gratitude—especially when Jupiter is involved—can be an effective activity for reflection and grounding.

The waning moon brings long-term projects to culmination and eliminates that which you no longer need.

Speaking of optimism and gratitude, the waning quarter moon happens on November 19 at 27 degrees of Leo. Since Jupiter will be at 27 degrees of Sagittarius at that time, the waning quarter moon forms a perfect trine to this benevolent planet. This means the fire trine can help to crystalize Jupiter’s gifts even more. While you are counting your blessings thanks to the waning moon, also consider what you need to release, shed, or surrender at this time. The waning quarter moon offers a two-fold service: It brings long-term projects to culmination while providing the opportunity to eliminate that which you no longer need. So ask yourself this: What’s standing in your way of becoming who you most wish? And, better yet, what can you do about that?

Also on November 19, Mars leaves Libra and enters Scorpio, a sign where he’s very comfortable. Mars knows how to go after his desires in this sign. Given his position of power, and Venus and Jupiter’s applying conjunction, we can expect romance to heat up, too.

Yep, this week brings sultrily conditions for passion, sex, and love. The halfway point between the last full moon and the upcoming new moon coincides with Mercury’s station, which has been retrograde in Scorpio. It’s likely this position has brought a few realities to your consciousness regarding your sexuality. With Mercury going direct on November 20, though, the essence of this retrograde becomes very clear, so begin the process of distilling your lessons, and get to the core of what needs integration. Clarity is on its way. Create the space to receive it.

With Mercury going direct on November 20, clarity is on its way. Create the space to receive it.

Come November 22, the sun exits the melancholic depths of Scorpio and enters high-vibe, fire-forward Sagittarius. This new position caters to an adventurous drive and an expansive realm of freedom. One way to express that freedom? Reinvigorate your workout routine. In astrology, when—cosmically speaking—you choose to commence a new habit really matters. So, kicking your workout into high gear with the sun moving in Sagittarius yields far better benefits than holding off until the New Year, when resolutions are top of mind, to get moving.

The challenge of the week is this: as Mars moves into Scorpio, he opposes Uranus in Taurus. Mars, opposite of Uranus, can feel explosive. So do stay mindful of your temper. And if you are on the receiving end of someone else’s anger, do your best not to engage. Take a step back and breathe. Mars’ exact opposition to Uranus will perfect on Sunday, November 24, the same day as Jupiter and Venus’ conjunction. So there’s a counterbalance, and both energies will be in full roar all weekend. Do your best to lean into what’s going well and steer clear of drama. You have a choice—make it count.

Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women’s health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success.

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