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WhitCAF is Coming!  
In a few short weeks the first Whitby Comic Arts Festival will be here! WhitCAF will take place on Saturday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Whitby Central Library. This festival has a local, literary focus and there will be activities designed for comic lovers of all ages.
Can’t wait until November 18th? These upcoming programs will get you in the spirit! There’s fun for folks of all ages.
Superhero Storytime (All Ages)
Superhero themed stories, songs, and much more! Come as your favourite superhero for this drop-in storytime! With four dates to choose from:
Brooklin Branch: (was on November 3)
Rossland Branch: Friday, November 10, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Central Library: Wednesday, November 15, 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Central Library: Friday, November 17, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
 
Superhero Puppet Show (All Ages)
Enjoy a super-duper drop-in puppet show filled with heroes, villains and tons of laughs!
Rossland Branch: (Was on November 8)
Brooklin Branch: Friday, November 10, 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Comic Book Party (Grades SK-3)
Let’s celebrate some of our favourite comic and graphic novel characters. We’ll play games, read stories and create our own comics. Registration is required.
Central Library: Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
 
Superhero Party (Grades JK+)
Are you faster than a speeding bullet? Can you move things with your mind? Come dressed as your favourite superhero! Registration is required.
Brooklin Branch: Friday, November 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Drinks n’ Doodles & WhitCAF Mixer (Ages 19+)  
A WhitCAF kickoff event! Socialize with other aspiring doodlers in a relaxed, judgement-free environment at The Royal Oak. Bring your own sketchbook, or use the tools provided. A selection of appetizers will be provided while quantities last! Registration is required to be a doodler, but after 8:30 you can mingle with some of WhitCAF’s artists, illustrators and vendors.
The Royal Oak (617 Victoria Street West): Friday, November 17, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Questions about WhitCAF? Visit the WhitCAF web page or contact us!

Astrology and how it affects our daily life… Venus in Scorpio… November 2017

  • Astrological Event:
  • Venus moves into the sign of Scorpio
  • Date: November 7 2017 to December 2 2017
  • Time: 6:38 am (ET) 3:38 (PT)

What it means:

  • Venus is the planet of love, beauty and money, she rules Libra and Taurus
  • Scorpio is the most intense sign of the zodiac, she feels everything deeply both the negative and positive… She can get you to tell her your secrets, but she isn’t always willing to share hers with you… 🙂 Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet of death, rebirth and sex.
  • Now may be a good time for investments. Our financial security is important to us. Could also be a good time to look at mortgages, especially renewing them… Shared money matters with both business and personal partners may come up for discussion, making this a good time review that side of our lives.
  • If you are in a relationship already, now is the perfect time for romantic getaways, or at least for finding some quiet yet “passionate” time away from the kids, work and everyday responsibilities.
  • If you are single, you could find that you are “on the prowl”… 😉 Sex is high on the agenda, along with the need for a fun and harmonious relationship.
  • If the budget is saying NO to spending, it’s probably better to listen… as it is super easy to over spend under this influence..
  • Feelings of jealousy are very common while this influence is about, especially amongst friends…
  • Positive and fun outlets are recommended when feeling restless.
  • This influence will affect everyone, but will affect those who have the following chart influences the most. 
  • Venus in Scorpio
  • Sun in Scorpio
  • Ascendent in Scorpio
  • Venus in the 8th house
  • Any Libra or Taurus influences (to a lessor degree)
copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology: November 7 2017

 

The Moon & Astrology; How it affects our daily life: Transiting Moon in Cancer November 2017

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House

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  • Date: November 7 2017 5:45 am (ET) 2:45 am (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Cancer
  • Moon Phase: 3rd
  • Void-of-Course: November 9 @ 12:14 am (ET) November 8 @ 9:14 pm (PT) to Moon in Leo in the morning hours of November 9: Cancer can be a productive v/c moon…
  • House(s): 9th house of travel and higher learning. (Equal House) 
  • Opportunity Period: None

What does it all mean?

  • The moon is happy in the sign of Cancer because she rules here. Being sympathetic towards the worries of others is easier, we are more empathetic now. 
  • We can be more nurturing when there is a cancer moon
  • Domestic chores and responsibilities may be easier to do now, in fact some of us may be very happy making our home comfortable and safe
  • Cooking may be fun to do now,  so go ahead and try out that new recipe
  • The more emotionally sensitive of us, may take offense or feel slighted or more vulnerable during the Cancer moon… Caution is advised though, check your facts before you “accuse”. 
  • Some of us may feel needy, while others of us are happy to be the cuddler, helping our loved ones feel secure and in deed needed. Caution is advised that some of us can go over board on the needy thing during this moon period, so be careful if you don’t want to “scare” someone off… 
  • It’s a time for cuddles, caring, good food and just plain old lovings… 🙂 Enjoy..
  • This may be a good time to learn new things, especially those that relate to the domestic front or family. Take up a cooking class, or try new recipes, decorate the home or enjoy craft projects with the kids. This may also be a good time to do some tidy up and mini reno’s on the house.  
  • In the 9th house: We could feel lighter emotionally, it’s about having fun during these few days, learning and exploring … get out and about if you can, or else you could be feeling frustrated and “hemmed in” … If you get into a discussion about belief systems, take care not to get too fanatical, not everyone believes in the same things.. share your knowledge without expectations….
  • This may be a positive time for: Beauty treatments, Brewing beer, Buying antiques, Buying for speculation, Can foods, Collect on debts, Hair cut (for growth) and plant bulbs from seeds.
  • This moon sign will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts. 
  • Moon in Cancer: (these folk really feel the influence of the moon, emotions may be close to the surface)
  • Ascendant in Cancer:
  • Sun in Cancer:
  • Moon in Sagittarius
  • Sun in Sagittarius
  • Moon in the 4th, 9th house: (equal)
  • Aspects to the Moon, or planets in the 4th, 9th house’s
  • To a lessor extent, those who have personal planets in Capricorn

Saturn in Sagittarius, Uranus in Aries, Neptune in Pisces  are all in retrograde motion now. When planets are in retrograde motion, and especially when more than one planet is retrograde at a given time, we can expect delays, misunderstandings, re-doing, re-assessing, re-modelling… Issues from the past may resurface, and situations may repeat themselves. Life is unlikely to be moving full steam ahead… patience is advised, along with checking and double checking our work and communication skills… If you don’t understand something, ask… even if you feel “silly” doing so, it’s better to ask now and find out what you need to know, instead of waiting for some time in the future to find out you may have made the wrong decision based on the “wrong” information.


The Moon and Astrology

HOW IT AFFECTS OUR DAILY LIVES… 

In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂 

The Moon Void-of-Course: 

There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void of Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void of Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-of-Course moon… 

Good for Void-Of-Course Moon:

These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.

  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (thanks to astrologer Jim Shawvan):

There are other periods throughout the month that are known as Opportunity Periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods. astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.

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 Copyright Greta McKenzie Astrology Updated November 2017

The Moon and Astrology; How it affects our daily life; Transiting Moon in Gemini November 2017: Clocks “Fall Back”

 ** Daylight Savings Time Ends at 2:00 am… Clocks “FALL BACK” one hour**

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date: November 5 @ 5:26 am (ET) 1:29 am (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Gemini
  • Moon Phase: 3rd 
  • Void-of-Course: November 7 @ 5:40 am (ET) 2:40 am (PT) to moon in Cancer five minutes later.
  • House(s) 8th house of extreme circumstances, death and regeneration, cusp of 9th house of knowledge and travel.
  • Opportunity Period: November 6 10:56 pm (ET) 7:56 pm (PT) to v/c on Tuesday.

What does it all mean?

  • Gemini is an air sign and needs lots of stimuli. She is ruled by Mercury.
  • The house connected to Gemini is the 3rd house of: day-to-day travel/affairs and siblings… we could find ourselves busy with multiple things going on, even if they are just in our own minds… 😉 Dealings with family, especially siblings, are likely. 
  • We may find we are trying to do multiple things at once, which may not go exactly as we may have planned. If you do find you have tons of ideas spinning around in your head, take pen to paper and jot them down… it will ease the “inside chatter” and you may find some of them useful later on. 
  • Could be lots of chit chatting going on, and some of us may have to make a concerted effort to listen instead of chat.
  • Caution is advised when doing up letters, emails and relaying messages, as much as we may think we have it right, it’s better to check one more time 
  • In the 8th house: A crisis of sorts may be just around the corner for some of us… other’s may find this is a good time to sort out the paper work that’s been shoved aside, especially those dealing with insurance policies, benefit plans and mortgages. If you are thinking of making investments right now, be sure to read all the fine print before signing. Try not to make everything about you during these next few days, it’s easy to be overly sensitive and to allow the other negative energies such as jealousy take you over… Take care about your emotional reactions during this time, action and words undertaken now may have far-reaching effects. 
  • It’s a good time to get those lists and notes made up… we can feel good about putting pen to paper now.
  • Boredom may be at our door step and we may feel more restless than usual. 
  • The next few days may be positive for: buying a vehicle, entertaining guests, hair cut (for less growth), join a club, send mail, and mow the lawn to retard growth. 
  • This moon sign will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts.
        • Sun in Gemini
        • Moon in Gemini
        • Moon in the 3rd house (equal)
        • Moon in 8th  (equal)
        • Mercury in Gemini
        • Ascendant in Gemini
        • Midheaven in Gemini
        • Any aspects to the Moon, Mercury or Pluto
        • Those who have a strong Scorpio or Sagittarius influence in their chart

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The Moon and Astrology

HOW IT AFFECTS OUR DAILY LIVES… 

In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂 

The Moon Void-of-Course: 

There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void of Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void of Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-of-Course moon…  

Good for Void-Of-Course Moon: These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.

  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (Astrologer: Jim Shawvan):

There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods. 

Thanks to Jim Shawvan present day astrologer, William Lilly 17th century astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.

copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology: update november 1 2017

The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life: Transiting Full Moon into Taurus November 2017

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

 

  • Date:  November 3 @ 5:46 am (ET) 2:46 am (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Taurus: 
  • Moon Phase: 2nd
  • Void-of-Course: November 5 4:29 am (ET) 1:29 am (PT) to moon in Gemini a short time later: Moon in Taurus v/c is one of the 4 “good signs”
  • House(s): 7th: house of Relationships & Partnerships… 
  • Opportunity Period: From when the moon enters Taurus, to moon in Gemini on the 5th. Two days of excellent opportunities. 

What does it all mean?

  • Taurus needs emotional and material security, so we may find we are more interested in our financial affairs.
  • This may prove to be a good time to make investments for the future or to begin plans for the next financially responsible phase.
  • Those with strong fire signs (especially Aries) may get impatient with those who are slower at making up their minds, take care not to push too hard guys and gals, it won’t get things moving any faster if you are dealing with folks who have a strong Taurus inclination. 
  • Taurus has lots of patience, indicating this could be a good time to deal with people/projects/situations that take up more time than is liked.
  • Things that give us pleasure, such as comfort foods, wine, relaxing, good music and giving/receiving “loving’s” are all things we may enjoy right now
  • Some of us may be feeling more frugal than usual, preferring to save our funds instead of spend them.
  • Take your time when the moon is in this sign, there is no need to hurry, and you probably won’t get very far if you do… so sit back and enjoy the ride… 🙂
  • In the 7th house: Relationships and Partnerships are on the agenda… folks close to our hearts will be on our minds.. This could be a good time to take care of financial issues relating to partners, including business partners and family members.  
  • On the cusp of the 8th house: This should have a lessor influence then the 7th house.  Shared money matters, such as mortgages, loans and business partnerships (financial side of) may be on the table for some folks… Negative emotions such as jealousy are easily enticed… so take care about what you say and think, get the facts first. A challenging time for some people where money is concerned, especially if they don’t have control over the situation… Emotions can run high, take care. 
  • Keep your temper under check if you can, Taurus is very, very patient and it takes a lot to make her angry, but watch out once she has had enough, she will certainly let you know..
  • This moon sign will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts.
    • Moon in Taurus,
    • Sun in Taurus,
    • Venus in Taurus
    • Sun in Libra
    • Moon in Libra
    • Moon in the 2nd house
    • Moon in the 7th 
    • Any aspects to the Moon or Venus
    • Ascendant or Mid-heaven in Taurus
  • Those with strong Libra/Venus placements in their charts may also be effected, and to a lessor extent those with strong Scorpio/Pluto chart placements.
  • Note**Saturn in Sagittarius, Neptune in Pisces. Uranus in Aries are in retrograde motion. When planets are in retrograde motion, and especially when more than one planet is retrograde at a given time, we can expect delays, misunderstandings, re-doing, re-assessing, re-modelling… Issues from the past may resurface, and situations may repeat themselves. Life is unlikely to be moving full steam ahead… patience is advised, along with checking and double checking our work and communication skills… If you don’t understand something, ask… even if you feel “silly” doing so, it’s better to ask now and find out what you need to know, instead of waiting for some time in the future to find out you may have made the wrong decision based on the “wrong” information. 

 Full Moon in Taurus Saturday November 4. The full moon will intensify the influence of the Taurus moon. 

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The Moon and Astrology

HOW IT AFFECTS OUR DAILY LIVES…

In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂

The Moon Void-of-Course:

There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void of Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void of Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-of-Course moon…

Good for Void-Of-Course Moon:

These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.

  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (thanks to astrologer Jim Shawvan):

There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods.

Thanks to Jim Shawvan present day astrologer, William Lilly 17th century astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.

copyright:Greta McKenzie Astrology updated November 1 2017

The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life…Transiting Moon in Aries…October/November 2017

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  • Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:
  • Date: November 1 2:43 am (ET) October 31 11:43 pm (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Aries
  • Moon Phase: 2nd
  • Void-off-Course: November 2 11:03 pm  (ET) 8:03 pm  (PT) to moon in Taurus early November 3rd: Moon v/c in Aries is not one of the 4 “good signs” Make sure you get all the facts before making any commitments..
  • House(s): 6th : House of Health, Hygiene, Service, Routine and work.
  • Opportunity Period: None

What does it all mean?

  • Aries is action, he is the most masculine of the Zodiac signs as he is ruled by the planet Mars
  • We should have slightly more get up and go when the moon is in Aries
  • We are happy to defend our loved ones
  • We are apt to speak up more, even those of us who consider themselves to be “timid” can find the voice they need right now. 
  • May be a good time to get your message across or to ask for what you need
  • Be careful when driving especially when upset or angry
  • We may be more susceptible to head injuries or head aches
  • We could be eager to start projects now, however, we have just experienced a full moon, (time to finish up) so if you really want to start something now, choose something small… 🙂 
  • Be careful about while engaging in physical activities, we may feel stronger or more “heroic” at the moment but our bodies might not be in the same “zone” 🙂 
  • We may be more decisive than usual, as always use caution … 
  • Be careful about saying yes to everything right now, we might feel like we can handle more, but when the time comes we could be sorry we took on so much at once. 
  • Being healthy and feeling good so we can help others, or at the very least get our chores done may be on the agenda for the next few days. 
  • In the 6th house: The perfect time to get all those little jobs done at work, time to get things organized and put away where they need to be. Getting ourselves into a pleasant routine can help us to feel a little more in control, especially when everything around us seem to be in chaos. Working hard at something is an excellent way to reduce any stress in our lives right now, as focusing on the practical is the perfect solution to feeling emotionally scattered or shattered. If you have pets, they may be needing more attention now, which is all good as the love they give will help settle down our worries. For some folks health issues could be on the agenda, making this an excellent time for a check up, or for getting serious about exercise and a healthy diet. And for some, too much STRESS will take a toll on the physical body, listen to what your body tells you now regarding its health, this is an excellent time to do some tweaking regarding those mysterious aches and pains. 
  • Adults with a strong mars or Aries influence may be acting more like children than adults. 
  • Some of us could be more insensitive or appear more selfish to others. And others may be feeling overly sensitive… if you are in a relationship, try not to say too much or get into a discussion re: sensitive emotional issues, unless you are sure you are both on the “same page”. 
  • This moon may be positive for: Buying for speculation, collection on debts, Hair cut (for less hair growth) and starting a diet
  • If you aren’t looking to enlarge your family right now, take care, Aries has a lot of sexual energy to utilize… 😉
  • The Moon in Aries will have a slight effect on all of us, but it will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts: Along with those who have a strong Libra placement in their charts
    • Moon in Aries:
    • Sun in Aries:
    • Ascendant or Midheaven in Aries:
    • Moon in Virgo
    • Mars in Aries:
    • Moon in the 6th house
    • Moon in the 1st house
    • Aspects to the Moon or Mars :

The Moon and Astrology

HOW IT AFFECTS OUR DAILY LIVES… 

In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂 

The Moon Void-off-Course: 

There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void off Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void off Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-off-Course moon… 

Good for Void-Off-Course Moon:

These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.

  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (thanks to astrologer Jim Shawvan):

There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods. 

Thanks to Jim Shawvan present day astrologer, William Lilly 17th century astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.

copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology updated October 23 2017

Sun Moves into Scorpio October 23 2017

October 23 2017 at 1:27 am (ET)/October 22 at 10:27 pm(PT)

The Sun moves into Scorpio. 

 

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Scorpio: Feminine, Fixed, Water

  • Scorpio folks are very sensitive beings, they feel everything intensely. 
  • They are fantastic detectives and great at research work, because they are happy to sift through all the information until they find what they are looking for. 
  • Scorpio peeps can be subtle, which allows them to manipulate situations and or people towards change. 
  • Negatively these guys and gals (because they are so emotionally sensitive) can struggle with feelings of jealously or obsessiveness, and can be drawn towards crisis situations and dangerous people. 
  • Scorpio is ruled by Pluto the planet of Death, Sex, Regeneration and recycling. Making Scorpio, resilient and interested in subjects dealing in death, religion, esoteric and mystery. 
  • Transiting Sun in Scorpio is moving through the 1st and 2nd house (equal). Focus will be on the self, (needs, wants and desires) and our financial and material security. This may mean some folks will need to keep an eye on the budget… 🙂 
  • The moon is in the 1st quarter…. good for beginnings. 

Thanks to all Scorpio’s for their unrelenting drive and determination….

Happy Birthday to: Claire, Milton, Tyler, Bromleigh, Diane and Jack….and to all who celebrate this Zodiac sign…. ☺

Greta McKenzie Astrology: 10/23/2017