Why This Week Is an Astrologically Perfect Time for Some Feel-Good Self-Care

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Welcome to Cosmic Health, your day-by-day source of celestial advice—with a wellness twist. Astrologer Jennifer Racioppi is looking to the stars to find out what's affecting *everyone* during the week of November 13, when it comes to topics like food, fitness, sleep, sex, and more. 

Monday, November 13

With Jupiter, the planet of good luck and good fortune, meeting up with Venus (the planet of love and beauty) today, you'll want to prioritize some feel-good self-care. Carve out some downtime tonight for a restorative practice and tap into your sensuality. You might even want to squeeze in some bodywork or a facial if at all possible. Mercury, the planet of communication, squares Neptune today, too, so details may feel blurred. Take time to meditate and connect with the inner world.

Tuesday, November 14

The moon's in Libra all day as she moves through her waning crescent phase. Now’s the time to release and surrender what you no longer need when it comes to organization in your home and office. Throw out old papers and let go of unnecessary clutter. With the new moon in Scorpio happening on Saturday, you want to make space for new beginnings. In the meantime, take the lead from the Libra moon and bring more balance into your environment.

Wednesday, November 15

The moon continues to move through Libra for most of the day supporting balance in relationships. Think about who you’ll be spending the holiday with next week. Is there any air to clear before you see them for the holiday? If so, consider contacting them today for the much-needed heart-to-heart. Not spending Thanksgiving with those you love? Reach out to your support system, anyway. Let them know how much you care about them and check in to see how they are.

Thursday, November 16

With the moon moving into Scorpio today—and entering the darkest part of the lunar cycle—it’s essential to pay attention to your inner world. Now’s the time to practice mindful self-compassion, especially if awkward or icky emotions rise to the surface. Venus, the planet of love and beauty, makes a manifesting trine with Neptune, the planet of spiritual expansion, while the sun also makes a trine to Chiron, an asteroid that supports you becoming the master of your own transformation. Don’t resist the process. It’s leading you exactly where you need to be.

Friday, November 17

Let your truth reveal itself to you today. If difficult emotions rise to the surface, allow them to. Thankfully, Mercury (the planet of communication) makes a valuable connection to Mars, suggesting that words have power. Psychotherapy and coaching prove fruitful under these aspects, and so does cathartic journaling. Process what’s up for you. Tomorrow is the new moon! You want to enter the day with clarity regarding what you wish to call into your life, so use today wisely.

Saturday, November 18

Embrace the magical potential of the Scorpio new moon happening at 6:42 a.m. Eastern, at 26 degrees. When you initiate new projects and intentions with new moons, you align with the cosmic force of creation. So make time today to consider your plans for the next lunar cycle, and write them down in a precise and clear manner. But wait until 1:58 p.m. Eastern (or right after) to get to work on your new moon manifestations. You want to wait until the moon moves into Sagittarius, which happens at 1:58 p.m. Eastern, to set your intentions or hold your ceremony.

Sunday, November 19

Give yourself space today. With Mars squaring Pluto, things may feel tense in the world. This is not a time to take risky actions or pick a fight (if you do, it could blow up). Instead, take good care of you. Prioritize exercise, and channel your emotions through mindful movement. Try not to push yourself (or anyone else). Take a step back and prioritize self-care instead.

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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