The desk light casts a soft, clear glow. The salt lamp gleams. I’m in my new-to-me house. We’re starting to fuse together, the house and I. There were, and still are, many things that need to be taken care of. At the same time there was, and still is, intense astrology to navigate. Yet I was quick, trusted my gut and remain (so far) committed to the decisions I’ve made.
I change the leaves in a calendar I stored in a box back in May. From May to October, to November. That’s the eclipse cycle we’re in. That’s the cosmic path we’re on right now.
Are our actions subject to personal scrutiny? Of course they are. It’s what happens when Mars retrogrades in Gemini, and that’s happening now and will continue to do so until mid-Jan 2023. Will you experience regrets? Maybe, but that’s not the purpose of this time.
Consider November your deep-dive month, my friend. Venus in all her wisdom, shifts a point on her five-pointed star; pointing us in new directions, toward previously unknown places of love. Yes, there’s a new Venus star the very same time her boyfriend Mars is retrograde. This unique cosmic moment brings reflection. You may become aware of your own aggression. Aware of your need for love and comfort. There’s no denying the basic feelings that come with this time. This whole period is a game changer that needs your quiet attention.
The month begins in Scorpio – your annual opportunity to discover what typically lies in your shadow. Boo! Halloween is the perfect Scorpio holiday!
The big news is the Full Moon Taurus eclipse on November 8th, General Election Day in the USA. At this Full Moon eclipse, change agent Uranus is exactly conjunct the Moon and opposite the Sun. Uranus is the great unknown, a disruptive force that shatters the status quo. Uranus and stern Saturn are in their on again, off again square at this eclipse. Both Mercury and Venus are involved, and Mars, Neptune and Jupiter have a say in it too. What about you? What does all this mean for you? Let yourself change things up. Listen in. Feel things out. Stay grounded and yet flexible. Bring out your internal acrobat!
Early on November 22nd, the Sun enters Sagittarius and prepares the inner fire. In our culture at this time of year, we rush around, visit with one another, spend lots of money and eat too much. The real intent of the Sagittarian period is to tend to the inner fire in preparation for your next act of personal creation. Don’t forget to do that!
The Sagittarian New Moon the afternoon of November 23rd features Mercury and Venus, both now in Sagittarius along with the Moon and Sun. This is a fresh start. A feeling of hope in new directions. It’s good vibes for Thanksgiving which takes place the very next day.
Your new plans may require a period of cosmic gestation. Be patient. Recognize that rest and renewal are qualities shared by all creatures. You may only see results in the new year, and then only partially. There are many unknowns. The month ends as Mars faces off against those he loves. Don’t take things personally. Stay away from aggressive people.
Jupiter has returned to the last degrees of Pisces. Renew your spiritual practice. Prepare for a new age. It is coming.
Remember, you matter, we’re all connected, Earth is our home and love is our destination.