Welcome to a month of intensity. I trust you’re prepared to straddle the divide between despair and hope as we move from Scorpio to Sagittarius. Oh, if only we knew then what we know now! This because Jupiter, great font of wisdom and also known as Zeus, King of the Gods, leaves steamy Scorpio for zealous Sagittarius for the first time in 12 years giving Scorpios a reprieve and Sagittarians a boost. Jupiter rules Sadge and it finds a home amongst these expansive optimists.
In the meantime, Scorpio is the energy we need to go where we fear to go. Scorpio is the great detective, the psychiatrist, the charismatic leader. Its shadow self is a Jim Jones figure intent on taking everyone across the line between life and death. Ghoulish. Very Halloweenish it is through to November 22nd when the Sun leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius. Use these 22 days to go deep.
Venus is still retrograde as the month begins. She will turn direct the very day (Nov 16) Mercury turns retrograde making this an interesting month for negotiations and love affairs. If you want more info on Venus, please scroll down to last month’s blog.
The month begins with the Moon opposite Mars, action and irritation in equal measure. Do something busy. Abundant Jupiter trines wounded healer Chiron on the 1st also, giving you an opportunity to move things at a deep and healing level. Understanding and compassion are key.
Venus is opposite Uranus for the first few days of November charging the atmosphere with exciting and disconcerting energy. Anything can happen! Cherish love.
Sunday November 4th the clocks fall back as Daylight Savings time ends. The Moon is getting smaller too. On the 5th and 6th the Scorpio Sun makes a trine with gentle Neptune making these two days good for prayer, forgiveness, art and inspiration. We’re in the dark of the Moon now and it’s time to plant those inspired seeds deep in the fertile earth of your unconscious. Uranus re-enters Aries in its retrograde motion giving you one last chance to make those energizing “I Am” statements. The 6th is Election Day here in the USA and Uranus’ move back into Aries tries to keep “me first” agendas strong. Vote sensibly. Truly, nothing matters more than clean air and water. Without your health you have nothing.
On the 7th the Scorpio New Moon connects with dreamy Neptune as abundant Jupiter poises at the last degree of the scorpion. It’s time to let the grudges go, brothers and sisters, even if you don’t get what you want. This is also an excellent time to purge clutter and to fast to give your digestive system a break.
Good news on the 8th when abundant Jupiter enters the sign it rules – Sagittarius – for the first time in 12 years. This brings optimism and a certain amount of zealousness. Expect religious organizations and leaders to emerge over the next 12 months. Jupiter connects with the Moon today bringing an overload of hopeful emotions.
Venus and Mars play kissy-kissy on the 9th making this a wonderful day for lovers. Optimism prevails through the 10th but things sober up when the Moon enters practical Capricorn and connects with Saturn and then Pluto over the next few days. The 12th in particular may bring a difficult but necessary duty. Buckle down and do it.
The afternoon of the 15th (MST) the Moon accompanies Mars as Mars enters gentle Pisces for the first time in two years. Mars will remain in this spiritual (and escapist) sign until year’s end. It’s your opportunity to turn inward and to excavate the inner gold. Pisces is the energy of forgiveness and compassion. Cut yourself free of revenge and hate.
The next day (16th) Venus turns direct and Mercury retrogrades in Sagittarius. (Mercury turns direct at the Sagittarius New Moon December 6th). Use these next three weeks to regroup, reset and reorganize not just your life but your priorities and beliefs. According to classical astrology, Mercury in Sadge is in its detriment –- not so good. And being retrograde doesn’t help either. Yet, this placement has everything to do with questioning the big picture — like my truth-seeking, philosophical Sagittarian friend Denise who always asks the important questions.
Speaking of the big picture (Sagittarius), you know you’re dreaming, right? You know you’ve bought into the madness of the commercialized waste-full zeitgeist of the current day and this BS is killing the natural world. You can absolutely change that and empower yourself toward a completely different reality. Read Alberto Villodo’s “Courageous Dreaming: How Shamans Dream the World into Being.” Dare to dream your real dream! Set yourself free. You are in charge.
The 17th is a tender, dreamy day as the Moon traverses through Pisces. The 18th and 19th Mars squares Jupiter giving you a chance to push forward on projects with the caution not to over-do. It’s easy to strain a muscle under these skies.
The 22nd is a big day. Here’s why:
In the wee hours of the morning (MST) November 22nd the Sun leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius and immediately connects with abundant Jupiter. There’s a lavish, lusciousness of Sadge in the air now. The centaur is everywhere. Preaching and wisdom fill the skies. Everyone has an opinion. God is omnipotent and in His Heaven. What you believe is who you are.
It’s Thanksgiving in the good ‘ole USA and I for one am so grateful for all I am, all that has been given me.
Late on the 22nd the Gemini Moon culminates to fullness. Oh, it looks so large and bright! There are so many options. So many places to go and things to do, people to meet and books to read. Discussions could turn into arguments as Mars and Jupiter face off. Do a Gemini and change the subject. As always, when big old Jupiter is around, watch that tendency to over-do!
The next few days feel full. Take a class, study something and move your body.
On the 25th the Sun and Jupiter conjunct. This is an auspicious day! Good news, good luck and optimism abound. However, others may seize the moment to take more than their fair share. Keep a check on your inner voice.
Oh dear, the 26th and 27th are simply over-the-top with all kinds of opinions and nay-sayers as retrograde Mercury squares Mars. Is resistance futile? Don’t believe everything you hear. Again, keep your mind clean. Mercury connects with the Sun and Jupiter over the next few days helping you sort the dross from the gold.
The month ends with Mercury poised to re-enter Scorpio, to share more secrets no doubt; and Venus is in opposition with Uranus once again. Change is in the air and revenge is possible. Don’t lose your love just because you have to be right.
Good luck my friends and I’ll see you back here next month. In the meantime, be well, and remember you matter, we are all connected, earth is our home and love is our destination.