November begins with Venus in Libra in opposition to Uranus in Aries. Oppositions are around mirroring and relationships, and force us to see another side via others. The Libra-Aries dynamic is also about the other versus the self. Find the balance in relationships: between compromise and following a unique and individual path.
On November 3rd, Venus squares Pluto, requiring a healing in our relationships, from what was mirrored to us a few days earlier. Reform, equality and power issues are forced into our consciousness. Pluto brings up things from the depths, and in this case, it is around equality in our relationships. Uranus is also continuing to oppose Venus, so the release point is a healing of relationship issues on some level. Transformation is the key.
On November 6th, Mercury in Sagittarius goes retrograde. Consider this a time to re-wind, re-view and re-envision your belief systems, grand schemes, and spiritual outlook. Watch out for communication mishaps, always a treat when Mercury is retrograde! Travel, electronics and communications are more often than not discombobulated by the “trickster” Mercury. Have patience and be clear!
Saturn forms a trine with Chiron on November 10th, lasting well into December. Since Saturn is the “Lord of Karma” and Chiron represents a deep wound to our consciousness, there can be a rapid advancement of healing our deep emotional wounds. Saturn asks us to get serious and look deeply into our hurt places. Since both Saturn and Chiron are in water signs, this plays out on an emotional and unconscious level. The wounds in our collective psyche are up for review and restructuring.
On November 13th, there is a New Moon in Scorpio and Solar Eclipse, a powerful event in our skies. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and Sun, blocking or “eclipsing” out the light of the Sun: what remains is a ring of light. Further, the North Node in Scorpio is sitting within 5 degrees of both the Sun and Moon: essential for a Solar Eclipse to occur.
This combination makes this New Moon and Solar Eclipse a catalyst for new beginnings and forward momentum. Look to your own birth chart for 21 degrees of Scorpio and you will see the area of life that is being triggered by this New Moon/Solar Eclipse combo: this is the place of your new beginnings. Also check out other planets and chart points in fixed signs (Taurus, Leo and Aquarius) around the 21-degree mark, as these areas will be catalyzed for new beginnings by this celestial event.
On November 15th, retrograding Mercury moves back into Scorpio, and will continue to reach 18 degrees of Scorpio, before it begins to go direct. The review period continues, as we get another chance for Mercury, and therefore communications and the mind, to be intensely inward and focused in Scorpio. A day later, Mercury conjuncts the North Node for a second time, within a month. Look back to the time around October 25th to see what is coming up again: maybe a second flash of insight about our path forward?
Mars moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn and is sextile Neptune, on November 16th. Our motivations are switching from grand and visionary schemes to goal-oriented ambitions. With Neptune involved, there is the opportunity to intuit what our goals may be. At the same time the Sun, Mercury and the North Node are all conjunct in Scorpio, with Mercury in a special “Cazimi” with the Sun a day later. Translation: the deep truth will be upon us. On a conscious level, on the level of our mind, and in terms of destiny, we will be seeking deeper truths within. Take advantage of this intensity and dig deep.
On November 21st, the Sun moves in Sagittarius, and squares Neptune. We are changing from the season of Snake Medicine, to Owl Medicine. Wisdom, seeing in the dark, silent hunting, and truth-seeking are the energies that Owl brings. Our conscious self is aligning to the wisdom received from the deep probing of Snake Season. This is a great time of year for spiritual exploration, visioning, and making plans for future adventures. The square Neptune will help challenge us to capture our visions and see the truth.
Also, Venus moves in Scorpio, for her time in the most intense sign of the Zodiac. This adds an emotional depth and spirituality to our relationship style, what we value, and what we find beautiful. As Venus also trines Neptune, our psychic ability will go off the chart, and we can deeply connect to our inspired self and to others we feel that soul connection with. Watch for soul mates!
November 22nd has Mars square Uranus and sextile Saturn. This can propel us into authentic actions but with a very responsible and serious tone. This can be a time of great strides towards our goals that honor our individuality. This is where we set out to conquer and live our truth, in a final push of creation.
Mercury goes direct on November 26th, moving its way back through the last degrees of Scorpio and back into Sagittarius eventually. From now until mid-December, we have a chance to look at situations again: what mis-communications occurred and where we didn’t get to the bottom of things.
On November 27th, Mars is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, empowering our drives and wants. Leadership and authority are given a power treatment by Pluto. There is a great urge to purge any activity that is felt to be unimportant or non-essential to your goals. A strong sense of purpose, destination and control are possibilities. Watch impatience and the propensity to railroad others, all in the name of success and power.
Finally, November ends with a Full Moon in Gemini, on the 28th. All our hard work (or not) is illuminated and highlighted now. Where have we put our energy, especially our thought energy? Did we bring our grand visions down to Earth, to our logical and conscious mind? How did we balance our big picture with what we know or don’t know? These are the themes at play in the cosmos, as we move into December, and towards the end of 2012.
Jodie Cara Lindley, Astrological Directions
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