Thursday, November 13, 2014

Changing energies and lightening Up


The  week of November 10, has been intense and heavy for many, and I have talked to numerous clients who have issues with love, money and unexpected volatile situations. Venus was conjunct Saturn 11-12 and  Mars was and still is aspecting Pluto and Uranus creating intense if not unexpected situations.

While these energies will be with us a few more days, the energy will start to lighten up as the Sun squares Jupiter, becoming exact Thursday evening, November 13. Sun square Jupiter can be a positive energy, but watch that things don't get blown out of proportion, good or bad.

As this blog is posted 6 planets are in the heavy and intense sign of Scorpio and the Uranus-Pluto square is rapidly becoming exact in its square, which will bring great changes and intense situations well into January 2015.

Venus, however will move into the far less intense sign of Sagittarius Sunday, November 16 at 2:04 P.M., exactly 12 hours after Neptune turns direct.

Venus in this sign is  much lighter, and prone to more affairs and less commitment, but also more fun. Love will not be as intense and can be experienced as playful and open as compared to the desire to make a mad rush to the altar.

This works well for all fire signs, especially Sagittarius, and places Venus in the fifth house of love affairs for Leo or those with a Leo ascendant.

The Sun enters Sagittarius November 22, and Mercury enters the same sign November 27, and we are fully in the Sagittarius season, leaving the intense Scorpio period behind for the greater part.

Enter Neptune

As each of these three planets enter Sagittarius they will enter into a square with Neptune, the planet of dreams,  illusion, delusion and confusion, and this will create some foggy and confusing circumstances. Dreams may be prominent, also a focus on spirituality and compassion, or compassion toward the wrong individuals at its worst.

November 20, Venus squares Neptune-This can be romantic or confusing. Isn't romance made of dreams? The key is to not take things too seriously and realize Neptune can cloud the issue, or at its worst represents lies and deception. If you meet someone new on or around this day let time tell the story. What seems real now, may not be the same when the Sun comes up the next day.

November 22, a New Moon occurs at 0 degrees of Sagittarius and it is square Neptune-Confusing issues with women, lack of clarity, tiredness.

November 26, the Sun squares Neptune, and while the focus may not be love this can be a cloudy, tiring and confusing day. Make sure your facts are straight.

November 30, Mercury squares Neptune. This may be the worst of the three squares as Mercury rules our mind and communication. Mis-communication will be common, mis-understandings, lack  of clarity and in some cases deception or self deceptions. This is a tiring day and things may appear worse than they are, or situations may be revealed you were not aware of.

Like any other transit these will be more marked if the aspect your personal chart. These transits will have a bigger impact if you have planets in Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini, or Virgo at 0-6 degrees.

 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Queen Elizabeth II: Saturn returns the third time


Queen Elizabeth II of England,  was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926, in London, to Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. She became queen on February 6, 1952, and was crowned on June 2, 1953, at age 27, just before her first Saturn return.

Queen Elizabeth is a 6 degree Taurus Sun, with an ascendant in Capricorn (21 degrees) which gives her a serious and dignified persona, ruled by Saturn. She is a practical and down to earth woman who is interested in results. Her moon at 12 degrees Leo is proud and comfortable with attention and the spotlight, and lies next to her 22 degree Neptune, both falling in the 7th house of partners. This shows her partner, and gives her an intuitive edge.

Her Mercury at 4 degrees of Aries gives her a quick wit and a sharp mind. Venus at 13 degrees of Pisces gives her a sensitivity and perhaps psychic leaning to a degree, and Uranus in Pisces gives her compassion, as well.

The Queen is part of the Cancer in Pluto generation who takes family matters very seriously and places family as a top priority. Jupiter conjunct Mars at 22-20 degrees of Aquarius in the first house is known as the 'kingmaker transit,' and gives her independence, a drive for freedom and flexibility, as well as an interest in subjects that could include astrology and other esoteric studies. Some combination of Jupiter-Mars is almost always found in the charts of a monarch. Prince Charles has a Jupiter-Mars combination in Sagittarius.

Many politicians/leaders are born with planets in Aquarius, and this often gives a world type of view.

Saturn is located at the top of Queen Elizabeth's chart, at 24 degrees of Scorpio on the midheaven (25 degrees Scorpio) and on the cusp of the 9th-10th house. Saturn's placement here shows a life dedicated to service, duty and responsibility, along with exclusive power and responsibility. Her career stands out as one of service and discipline, and this has been the cornerstone of her very public life. Saturn in Scorpio knows how to keep a secret and be discreet.

Saturn squares Neptune in her 7th house of marriage, and Jupiter-Mars in her first house, creating a T square between the 9th, 7th and 1st houses. T-squares are difficult configurations that when aspected become a source of trouble or difficulty, but can drive an individual to success and achievement, or in some cases failure, depending on the individual. In the case of the Queen, the difficulties could involve career and foreign affairs, husband and partners, and issues of a personal nature. Much has been published over the years concerning her husband, the Duke, and his exploits outside the marriage especially in his younger days. I cannot confirm or deny these reports, rather just mention they are and have been published for many years.

Throughout his marriage, rumours spread concerning the Duke's alleged extra-marital affairs. The first public media report of the allegation appeared in 1957 in the Baltimore Sun, which claimed REPORT QUEEN, DUKE IN RIFT OVER PARTY GIRL. In a breach with precedent Buckingham Palace commented on the story, denying it in a forthright manner.

There is no doubt Phillip has caused numerous public relations headaches with his seemingly inconsiderate off-the-cuff comments and rumors of possible infidelities, which clearly shows in her chart with Neptune square Saturn in the 7th house. The Queen however,  referred to Prince Philip in a speech on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 as her "constant strength and guide." Saturn-Neptune transits can also show a spiritual side to life, and the ability to seek deeper meaning and forgiveness. Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, and the current Pope all have a form of this transit.

Saturn trines her Uranus at 27 Pisces. According to astrologer Robert Pelletier, this transit shows the individual has learned from their experiences and acquired discipline, earning the freedom they enjoy. This shows a talent to mobilize and exploit resources, and can teach others to utilize their potential, and makes the individual well qualified for executive positions, and gives keen judgment and uncanny insight.

Saturn can have a  bad name, and it is well justified in many instances when we experience hard transits  of the planet known the taskmaster, the planet of discipline and structure, Father time, and the Lord of Karma.

But Saturn is the planet that gives us structure and shows us where our limitations (and strengths) may be found, depending where it is located in our natal chart.

Queen Elizabeth of England will experience her third Saturn return this November, something that only those blessed with long lives will experience.

Saturn returns to its birth placement every 29.9 years, and this is known as a Saturn return, or  transiting Saturn is conjunct Saturn in the natal chart.

As Saturn returns to its birth placement we enter into new levels of awareness. Saturn returns at ages 28-31, 56-60 and 84-90. A fourth return occurs for the very few, age 114-118.

The First Saturn return coincides with a time when we are forced to grow up in our late twenties and the influence of this most important transit continues into the early thirties. A second Saturn return occurs at age 57-60, and if we live long enough a third Saturn return will occur 29.5 years later or at 87-88 years.

In the late 20's the first Saturn return coincides with coming of age and is often difficult-some say the most difficult. There is often a desire to put down roots, settle down and join the adult world. Sometimes a Saturn return period can bring a 'fated relationship,' and some get married. Prince William and Catherine Middleton married on their first Saturn return. Over the past several years, they had a baby and have settled into the working world of Royals and are expecting baby number 2 as this post is written.

For some however, a Saturn return involves choices made before the individual was mature enough to chose the correct path, and this can be a time fraught with discontent, unhappiness and change. Divorces can occur, careers change and love affairs end. Over a period of time, life can become more meaningful if the dreams of youth do not coincide with the reality of getting older. Many people make life changing decisions and get serious about a career or family around this time, and it has a reputation of being a difficult period. Sometimes a crisis can occur that can put you in contact with the decisions that have been made thus far, and previous decision are often found lacking.

Queen Elizabeth's first Saturn return coincided with her coronation, and the new responsibilities she assumed during that period as a new Queen. It must have been difficult, moving from at least some degree of private life to life in a gold fish bowl and a commitment to duty for the rest of her life, especially as she was not raised to be Queen.

Shortly afterward the royal couple, Elizabeth and Phillip Mountbatten, embarked on a 6 month tour of the commonwealth. Just after her ascension Elizabeth issued a declaration that Windsor would continue to be the name of the royal house. The Duke complained, "I am the only man in the country not allowed to give his name to his own children."  As her Saturn squared her natal Mars, there must have been friction over this decision.

Amid preparations for  the coronation, Elizabeth's sister, Margret informed Elizabeth  that she wished to marry  Peter Townsend, a divorcee 16 years Margaret's senior, with two sons from his previous marriage. The Queen asked them to wait for a year; in the words of Martin Charteris, "the Queen was naturally sympathetic towards the Princess, but I think she thought—she hoped—given time, the affair would peter out." Senior politicians were against the match and did not permit remarriage after divorce. If Margaret contracted a civil marriage, she would be expected to renounce her right of succession. Eventually, she decided to abandon her plans with Townsend. Elizabeth had the final say in the matter and was blamed for years as the reason her sister was denied marriage to the man she loved, and those of her generation still remember this, whether this is entirely the truth or not.

Queen Mary, also died in 1953.

By the time of her accession in 1952, her role as head of multiple independent states was already established. As Queen and her husband embarked on their six-month around-the-world tour, she became the first reigning monarch  to visit those nations. During the tour, crowds were immense; three-quarters of the population of Australia were estimated to have seen her. Throughout her reign, the Queen has been the most widely travelled head of state in history. Film of her coronation was flown across the Atlantic so it could be broadcast on American television. She was the first monarch to invite cameras into the palace. "It is inevitable that I should seem distant to you," she said in 1957.

Internet documents mention only a few instances pertaining to Elizabeth's life during this first and second Saturn return, but by all reports she assumed her responsibilities with grace, dignity and success, and became the standard bearer in her country and around the world for responsibility.

Saturn returns a second time in the late fifties-58-59. By this point most adults know who they are and if they don't, this may seem like a last chance period to get it right. While it once meant the passage into old age, today it is more like a passage into the most productive and mature time of life, especially as 50 is the new 30, in terms of social application with healthcare, plastic surgery, diet and exercise.  In a nutshell the second Saturn return is the journey into a time of wisdom in the late fifties. By now, an individual generally knows who they are and what their life course is, but life is not over, and sometimes changes are marked at this time. If the individual is not living life in an authentic way, this transit marks the final chance to 'get it right-now or never.' This is a period when divorces  often occur, along with age 30. At the second Saturn return comes the knowledge age and old age is inevitable, and it is time to start to reap the rewards of a life lived, and prepare for the next cycle f life.

Elizabeth's second Saturn return occurred 1984-85. It was during this period difficulties between her son, Prince Charles, and Princess Dianna were reported to have begun, and the Prince is said to have resumed his affair with then married, Camellia Parker Bowles, and in later years published books state during this time Dianna was 'suicidally unhappy." Prince Harry was born in 1984 to Charles and Dianna.

Also In 1985, Mark Phillips, Princess Anne's husband, fathered a daughter, Felicity, with his mistress, Heather Tonkin. Tonkin was an art teacher in New Zealand. Princess Anne and Mark Phillips divorced in 1992.

Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson in 1986, but in previous few years before his life was very much in the tabloids, especially after dating actress Koo Stark who starred in a  soft porn movie. By all appearances, based on publically available information, Elizabeth's second Saturn return centered around issues connected with family and especially her children.

It was during this period that Princess Diana became a worldwide star and eclipsed Queen Elizabeth and every other member of the royal family in popularity. As the time also coincided with the start of troubles in the Princesses marriage and these events must have been troubling to the Queen as divorce had not yet occurred in the royal family and during this time was basically still unheard of.

Yet, in spite of this and all other situations, the Queen lived her Saturn placement and continued on as the image of duty and responsibility.

If we live long enough Saturn returns to its birth placement a third time. There have been few major astrological studies on the third return of Saturn but the next stop, obviously at this time of life will be our final phase. The third Saturn return does not necessarily bring death and many live on for years, but as Saturn is the keeper of time, we are now entering into very old age, and for the most part what we can do in life has been done, and thoughts often turn toward the spiritual side of life, and all that has been accomplished in the life. Some may enter into a second childhood of sorts at this time.

As the Queen experiences he third Saturn return another planetary configuration occurs that has been related to the British royalty. Astrologer, author Nicholas Champion wrote the transit of Neptune to Saturn (1952-Saturn conjunct Neptune 23 degrees Libra), " coincided with the death of George VI of England and the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II., and the beginning of an important new phase of the evolution of the British monarchy." Nicholas continued, "Curiously enough it has been observed the British Royal family has responded very strongly to this cycle (Saturn-Neptune) for the past century. This is perhaps indicative of its relationship to self-sacrifice, and dedication to higher ideals.

In August 1979 Lord Mountbatten, uncle to Prince Phillip along with  three other people, including a grandson Nicholas, was assassinated by the Provisional Irish republican Army (IRA), who planted a bomb in his fishing boat, thus shaking up the Royal family. At this time Neptune opposed Saturn at 17-15 degrees of Virgo-Sagittarius. Prince Charles was extremely close to his uncle and  viewed the Queen’s second cousin and former Viceroy of India as a second father and mentor. It was this funeral Princess Diana often spoke of and stated her observation of Prince Charles' sadness, stating "You (Charles) looked so sad when you walked up the aisle at Lord Mountbatten's funeral." Diana reported that Charles was all over her, "he leapt on me practically..." and he became quite interested in her after that. Apparently the funeral marked a turning point in the relationship between the two.

Prince Charles Married Diana Spencer in 1981, and by 1982 she had taken the world by a storm, rapidly becoming the most popular royal perhaps of the century.

Saturn was conjunct Neptune in Capricorn in 1989, and that year Princess Anne separated from her husband, a rare occurrence in the royal family. Up until this point divorce had not been permitted. Just a few years later both her brothers, Prince Charles, and Andrew divorced, making 3 out of 4 of the Queens children divorcees and changing precedence among the royals.

In 2006 Saturn opposed Neptune, and Charles entered his first year of marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles, the only British heir to the throne to marry more than once since Henry V (1386-1422).

Saturn will once again be in a square to Neptune 2015-2016, as Elizabeth's third Saturn return completes and no doubt we will see changes in the British Royal family once again.

Author-Astrologer Erin Sullivan summed up the third Saturn return quite well when he wrote, "the third Saturn return is a juncture many of us will not achieve, but for those who do, if their bodies are relatively comfortable and well-managed, then they are an honor to the community and considered almost 'holy' by the people who know them and care for them.

Because of longer lives, this is a time not only when one might have grand children and great grandchildren to relate to, and with that see one's own future. The people I have talked to who are in their nineties have openly, without emotion or sadness, talked about their death and their feelings about it as they come to meet their own ethnicity at the third Saturn return and take a step beyond the family and toward the great unknown.

The first Saturn return at 29 and 1/2 years was emergence from the family matrix and a departure from the family as the primary point of reference.

At the second Saturn return we saw there was a recapitulation of the first one wherein the family again becomes a focal point for the identity, but in the sense of being the elder and this having some gravitas in the family. Often the second Saturn return family issues that were problematic at forty are no longer so at 60.

(After the third return) At age ninety the entire chart is in harmonic agreement that the creative force for life --libido-eros-has reached a creative juncture. And since the trine that the Solar Arcs form to the natal planets is a first/fifth house trine we are looking at a creative return to selfhood.--to childhood--only in the sense there are no projections upon life but meeting life as it arrives."

Good luck to Queen Elizabeth during this important astrological juncture, and long live the Queen!

 

 

 
 

many people having this aspect, you will may either become more successful with age, or repeatedly start over again due to the many obstacles in your way. You have great business sense, but frequently have problems with your dominant parent.

IF Saturn is in your ninth house AND also within 4° of your Midheaven (check the orb in the header), THEN its expression through your tenth house is at least as strong as through your ninth; if its orb is less than 2°, it should be read as though it were in the tenth house and not in the ninth at all!

t significant aspect in your chart! Power is a great test for you in this incarnation: you need humility in your climb to the top or those you abuse on the way up will bring about a great fall. You will have a lot of lessons through the way in which you strive for success.

Friday, November 7, 2014

A rough patch: Choosing your battles carefully- Conflicts, confrontations, struggles and transformation


We hit a bit of a rough patch as Mars conjuncts Pluto, becoming exact Monday, November 10, and in the days before and after this transit will play out in the world and out lives, setting off the Uranus-Pluto square once again.

The full moon in Taurus occurred November 6, at 14 degrees Taurus, and the Scorpio/Taurus axis deals with sex, money, possessions, fairness and equity issues. This is the companion full moon to the October solar eclipse.

Mars/Pluto transits deal with sex, anger, violence, conflict and agitation, and issues over joint finances. You will experience this to a greater degree if it is aspecting your personal natal chart. If this is not aspecting your personal chart you will still be subject to the energy but it will not affect you as intensely.

If this transit is aspecting your personal planets you can expect to experience the above, and the only question is to what degree. My advice is to choose your battles carefully. Mars-Pluto transits at their worse are indicative of physical violence, anger, jealousy and rage. I would avoid bad areas, and people you know who will aggravate and agitate. Now is not the time to press an issue unless you are prepared for a fight.

This transit can amp up your determination, ambition, and relates to the elimination of old conditions and the creation of new ones.

At its best, this transit may transform something to a different situation, place or level. For example, and issue may finally be resolved one way or another and this can include relationships, business, and they way you approach things.

On the other hand with Pluto involved simmering issues can emerge, and Pluto transits have a feeling of events beyond your ability to control, as well as obsessiveness.

Over the next few days this transit will set off the Uranus-Pluto square and events in the world will be large.  Pluto rules bullies and those who would force their will on others and this includes politicians, governments, and rouge groups such as ISIS.

As Mars is a cardinal sign, effects will occur quickly and expect to see violence, especially in the hop spots around the globe and this transit opposes the US Sun the US natal chart. This is a dangerous time and as Pluto is also opposing the US Sun, and we will see challenges coming from others both from within our borders and outside US borders.

November 8, Mercury re-enters Scorpio hitting the October eclipse point and we will see issues occur that concern the October solar eclipse in Scorpio, and for the next three weeks communication will take on a more intense and determined quality.

November 9, Venus squares Jupiter and while this is a basically positive transit that might soften the Mars-Pluto transit, situations may become over exaggerated, and be careful of  making promises you can't keep, or promises made to you.

November 12, Venus conjuncts Saturn and Venus rules money and love. This is a negative transit for the most part s Saturn and Venus do not work well together, especially for interpersonal relationships. Some relationships may come to an end, or you may feel that you cannot relate to others, or feel isolated and alone.

If you have a natal planet at 23-26 degrees of a fixed sign-Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius or Taurus, this transit will affect you personally. Some of those affected could be born the first half of 1956 (Saturn in Scorpio) or 1984, or those with Neptune in Scorpio 1967-1969.

Again we will see this transit play out in the world as negative news that could relate to women.

November 12, Mars also squares Uranus and this is an explosive transit indicative of sudden events, changes, arguments and disagreements in your personal life that come out of the blue.

As this sets off the Uranus-Pluto square events in the world will be large and will include police or military action, explosive events and explosions, and Uranus rules weather, electricity and aircraft/spacecraft. This transit aspects the US chart, Russia-Putin, Israel and many others.

By month's end the Uranus-Pluto square becomes exact and events over these days will set it off. We will see and hear of many things that began in April of this year, and we are in a period of rapid change/upheaval in our personal lives and in the world, especially if Uranus and Pluto aspect your own chart.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November 2014: The return of the Uranus-Pluto square


November is another pivotal month of 2014 as Uranus and Pluto connect again in an exact square November 27, at 12 degrees Libra/Capricorn through December 27, 2014. This is the 6th time this powerful square has come together since 2012, the results of which are changing our world as we know it, as well as our personal lives. This square will be in an exact orb again late February-March 2015, and within 1 degree of being exact January of 2016 before finally separating for good. The times we are in are critical,  much like the mid 1930's before WWII, and the 1960's. Those periods of time changed our world permanently and so will this time we are in. It's not difficult to see, but we may not be cognizant of just how much the world has changed until this transit moves on in 2016.

Thus far, the Uranus-Pluto square has resulted in changes in the way the US government spies on US citizens, the knowledge brought to us in part by Edward Snowden, and more may be revealed this month. Governments across the world have changed and there is more turmoil in the Middle East than we have seen in decades. Many more changes will occur and as the square comes together turmoil will escalate once again, resulting in further changes in the world, politics, and our personal lives if you have a cardinal planet (Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn) at 10-14 degrees. All change is not bad, and at times this can bring positive results if change is needed, depending on what else is occurring in your own natal chart at the time. But with Uranus involved there is generally an unexpected element to the change and chaos sometimes ensures for a time.

The Cardinal cross came together in April of this year. A cardinal cross involves four planets, and Jupiter was part of the mix, as well as Mars. So many things happened in April it was hard to keep up with the news, but perhaps the biggest event was the emergence of the group known as ISIS or ISIL. No doubt there will be more news of this terrorist organization and the fight to destroy them. Many other situations occurred including Russia's intervention in the Ukraine, the missing Malaysian plane, and this period will not be so different as the last in terms of major events in the world.

As Mars is in Capricorn, also a Cardinal planet, the 'God of War,' will set off the Uranus-Pluto square forming a T-square between the three planets, similar to the Grand Cross in April with Mars. A T-square involves three planets while a grand cross involves 4. Many events that began in April or we were concerned with at that time, will re-appear and we will see the consequences November-January 2015. With Mars involved, the square becomes a T-square (3 planets) the most critical period of the square will be between the 8th and 14th of this month, but this is not the only critical time.

The Uranus-Pluto square falls on the chart of the US, Putin, Israel, ISIS and many others, and events will occur that will affect us all as a collective. As Saturn (and fast moving planets in Scorpio) oppose the fixed star Algoal I believe the crisis with ISIS will escalate and become more brutal this month. As the last solar eclipse was in Scorpio conjunct Venus, situations involving women around the world will continue to emerge, and they are brutal toward women. An example of this is the announcement the 200 missing Nigerian schoolgirls have been married off to jihad fighters.

On November 28, Saturn opposes the Sun of the NYSE. This is a negative  indicator for stocks all the way around. Jupiter is square Saturn, and Saturn enters Sagittarius by late December and while its square to Neptune is not exact, it is still within orb, re-occurring in an exact square by December 2015. Astrologer Mitch Lewis wrote, "This is historically a bearish aspect in the stock markets. The crash of 1987 occurred while restrictive Saturn transited this expansive Jupiter-ruled sign.

Saturn was also conjunct Uranus in 1987. These two planets were in opposition in 1966-67 which began a 16 year bear market. They were in opposition when the crash of 2008-10 occurred. Almost all downturns in the markets are a result of Saturn in conflict with Jupiter or an outer planet, Jupiter in Capricorn, or Saturn in Sagittarius.

 

Saturn will first square Neptune in November 2015. These are all signs of a major reversal in the markets. Whether it’s the fear of ISIS, Ebola, or some other unknown entity that will create the events, the markets are on their way down! In July 2005 Saturn left Cancer and entered Leo. That month was the very top of the housing market. It started to show serious weakness soon after. In 2006 Saturn began its opposition to Neptune for a year. This led to the crash and meltdown of that market. Saturn also rules banking, and while that opposition occurred the banks throughout the world were readying their own meltdown as a result of the sub-prime mortgage fiasco. Now we are seeing the square between these two, and the lessons of 2005-7 will once again be brought up. If we’ve learned from that period and made the necessary adjustments, there shouldn’t be a major problem in housing or banking. If we haven’t there will be hell to pay. The truth is, we’re somewhere in the middle. There have been some changes made to ensure we don’t have the same sort of collapse. But not all nations are following that lead. China has extended itself way beyond its banking industry’s potential. I believe that is where we will see the unsettling occur.

 

Already McDonald’s and Coca Cola have severely lowered their earnings and long-term expectations. There are a number of reasons for this including competition from other firms, but IBM has also reported a serious drop in income. So are we facing another crash? I don’t think so.

 

Stock market crashes are rare. We need a perfect storm to create one. This looks more like an extended 2 year bear market (with the accustomed bear-market rallies). The markets will probably go sideways and down, not crashing to the basement. America’s economy has been improving and shows strong signs of increased manufacturing, exporting, and job creation (albeit many are menial in nature). But globalization has created an interlocking system where weakness in one part of the world may translate into a problem throughout."

 

Many other planetary events occur in November, and the Scorpio season is upon us as this post is written. Saturn has been in Scorpio now since October 2012, and is 75 per cent through its cycle in this sign. December 24, 2014 Saturn enters Sagittarius for the first time, retrograding back into Scorpio June through September for one final pass in the sign ruling the eighth house of other people's money, investments and mortgages,  taxes, debt, death, sex and transformations of all types, and sometimes transformation seems forced.

Many Scorpios have had a hard time with Saturn in their own sign and it has been a two year period of many challenges and obstacles for many, and soon this period will change as Saturn moves into Sagittarius As we near the end of the Saturn in Scorpio cycle, the fast moving planets have or will enter this sign, and at the time of this post the Sun is in Scorpio, and Mercury enters Scorpio for the second time November 8.

As we go through this month the focus will be eighth house matters: money, taxes, investments and mortgages, debt, sex, death, change and transformation. The eighth house has to do with our partners money and the way we feel in a relationship. Now is the time to pay off or restructure debt and transform our lives relating to these matters. Saturn gives us an opportunity to grow and change as it transits each sign. This energy will amp up in November and it is time to deal with these issues. The lessons of Saturn in Scorpio are almost over. Of course we will have one final swing of Saturn-Scorpio June-September of 2015, before Saturn leaves this sign for the next 30 years.

Other transits in November include:

November 1, Venus sextiles Pluto and Mars sextiles Neptune-Both 'gender' planets aspect the outer planets and this is positive for relationships, compassion for others, relationships may seem more fated.

November 3, Sun sextiles Pluto-A good day for getting to the bottom of any situation with more ease.

November 6, a full moon occurs at 14 degrees of Taurus-the peak of this moon is at 5:23 P.M., EST. Taurus is the ruler of the second house of earned income and possessions. this is the companion full moon to the October Scorpio eclipse falling on the 8th/2nd house axis which concerns money and possessions. Issues that you dealt with during the eclipse may re-occur in some form and a full moon is often the completion of events that began on the full moon.

November 8, Mercury re-enters Scorpio-Mercury leaves the shadow period of the retrograde on November 10. Mercurial energy changes again becoming more intense, secretive and greater depth, which at times can seem compulsive. As this transit hits the eclipse point of the October solar eclipse, we will see eclipse related events play out and this is a significant day.

November 9, Venus squares Jupiter-when the two benefic planets create a square there is little struggle. This is a pleasure seeking transit for the most part, indicative of a lack of discipline and over-doing.

November 10, Mars conjuncts Pluto setting off the Uranus-Pluto square over the next week or so. We will see big events in the world and our lives if this is aspecting your personal chart. On the world stage Mars rules police and military action and power struggles and  violence is common. You may become involved in a dispute that has to do with ego, manipulation and worst case scenario, violence. This is a day to pick your battles carefully.

November 12, Venus conjuncts Saturn-this is a transit of seriousness and poor for relationships and love. There is an air of austerity with this transit and some relationships will end. Important decisions could be made, and this transit might relate to something or someone from the past.

Also on this day, Mars squares Uranus setting off the Uranus-Pluto square again. Mars-Uranus events are sudden, unexpected and explosive. This is a heavy day in the world and our lives if these transits aspect your chart.

November 13, the Sun squares Jupiter-this is a transit that can create a desire for growth, and a square to Jupiter is often beneficial. Situations can be overdone, or blown out of proportion. Don't promise more than you can deliver.

November 16, Neptune turns direct-Neptune in Pisces relates to disease, among other things, and as this planet turns direct we may be able to get a better grip on the problem of Ebola. Creativity and spiritual pursuits can come to the forefront, and if you are under a heavy Neptune transit in your own personal chart, things will start to become more clear.

Also on November 16, Venus enters Sagittarius. Great for Fire and Air signs, not as good for Water and Earth. More flirtations, fewer commitments.

November 18, the Sun conjuncts Saturn- difficult, depressing and basically a negative transit. Some things may end, expect delays and to become aware of what  your restrictions are.

November 20, Venus squares Neptune-at times this can be a romantic transit, but Neptune is the planet of illusion, delusion and confusion. It will work well if you don't take anything too seriously, and any commitment made on this may or may not pan out as expected. At its worst, someone could lie to you. Romantic issues can be foggy even if they seem to be going great, it may not be as it appears. Money matters could crop up and make no financial decisions on this day.

November 22, the Sun enters Sagittarius- This sign is all about freedom and expansiveness for the next 29 days. Venus is in this sign, and Mercury enters it in 5 days and the Sagittarius season is upon us, so make the most of this fun loving time.

Also on this day the full moon occurs at 0 Sagittarius at 7:32 A.M., EST. Sagittarius is the natural ruler of the 9th house of travel, education, legal/medical issues and outlook on life. Ruled by Jupiter, it is the most expansive of signs, and now is the time to look at where you might expand your thinking and ideas. Mercury squares Jupiter, another basically positive transit but things could be blown out of proportion. Watch what you promise others, or are promised by others.

November 25, Mercury conjuncts Saturn-basically a overly serious, restrictive and depressive transit, but could be considered a good period for serious research, planning, or thinking about one's life as long as it does not become too negative.

November 26, Venus trines Uranus-positive for love, money and finance. The Sun squares Neptune-great for psychics, readings, creativity, but things could become tiring, foggy and confusing.

November 27-Mercury enters the expansive sign of Sagittarius. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 30, Mercury squares Neptune-Confusion and misunderstanding can abound with this. Expect wet weather conditions in many places.