Monday, November 11, 2019

Taurus full moon: Practical magic!


This month's full moon on November 12, falls at 19 degrees of Taurus, the sign ruled by Venus the planet of love, money, beauty and values. Taurus rules the 2nd house of money and income and opposes the 8th house of money, taxes, debt, sex and secrets and it is here our energies will be focused. This moon will be more intense if you are born under Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius in the mid to late degrees.

This moon activates the Saturn-Neptune sextile that dominates the sky this month. Saturn rules structure, responsibilities, boundaries and work, while Neptune rules the ethereal world, dreams, creativity and the imagination. This combination doesn't occur often and these two powerful planets in a harmonious angle can create practical magic along with the Moon in Taurus. Now is the time to focus on turning dreams and ideas into practical form and bring them to life, especially as this transit will not occur again until 2036.

Mars is in sextile to Jupiter which gives energy, positivity, inventiveness and a degree of luck which will help bring things to a successful conclusion at this time.

The Sun and Mercury's conjunction and opposition to the Moon brings family members and one on one close relationships into focus at this time and tensions can rise and emotions can be amped up at this time leading to stress, agitation and conflict. Taurus however, is ruled by the sign Venus and is known for being calm and grounded. focus your energies  on this as opposed to letting things get out of control.

As this moon is in Taurus we can see an increase in severe or unexpected weather conditions, and Taurus is associated with earthquakes, although this is not something I would expect. With the Moon's opposition to Mercury be careful of accidents and issues with travel.

Friday, November 1, 2019

November: Last Dance for Jupiter in Sagittarius



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This is the last month Jupiter will be in Sagittarius until it returns again in 12 years, or October of 2030. Jupiter is the planet of gain, luck and expansion.  In November, it transits from 23-29 degrees bringing luck and positive energy to all of the late degree Fire signs, or anyone with Fire or Air signs at these degrees. Jupiter in Sagittarius has been at home in its own sign, which means it functions well here, and it has been buoyant and optimistic. When Jupiter enters Capricorn in December, this will bring dramatic change as Jupiter is considered at its fall in Capricorn, which is Saturn's sign.  Here, it loses some of its strength, and will be more about practicality than optimism.

As we begin November we are roughly 9 weeks away from the Great Alignment in Capricorn that I and many others have been writing about for years. The energy is harsh, stagnant or even restrictive in some cases. Many events will occur at this time. The combination of Saturn and Pluto is indicative of power struggles, control, crime, abuse of power, subversive activities and it can be violent. We have been dealing with this energy all year, but when these planets conjoin we will see many more events play out in the United States, the world and our personal lives.

We will feel energy in November and December and these will be pivotal months as we approach this aspect that has not occurred in Capricorn since 1517. Saturn and Pluto form a conjunction (both planets are together in the same sign) about every 33-38 years, but it's been 502 years exactly since this pair joined up in the sign of Capricorn.

In fall of 1517 a monk named Martin Luther penned what was known as The 95 Theses,” a list of questions and propositions for debate. Popular legend has it that on October 31, 1517 Luther defiantly nailed a copy of his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church for the Pope. Abuse of power in the Church and Clergy is what led to Luther's decision, along disagreements over Church doctrine. This began what was known as the Reformation and the Presbyterian and Lutheran religions were founded. In the Middle Ages the Church was the great political power in Europe. The Reformation would destroy much of the Church's power but it came at a great cost with decades of wars, rebellions and bloody persecutions.

The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is about power and control just as it was in 1517. It will involve the US Presidency, and many other individuals and countries are directly aspected around the world. Saturn will remain in Capricorn throughout 2020 with a short break as it enters Aquarius March-July. At this point we will start to see the beginning of what will be a new order unfolding. But, Saturn retrogrades back into Capricorn late July and remains there until the end of 2020.

Mercury is retrograde in Scorpio through November 20, adding more frustration to this period. Scorpio is ruled by both Mars and Pluto so this is a time secrets may be revealed, and thinking, speech and communication can seem extra heavy. Scorpio rules the 8th house of other people's money, corporate money, taxes and debt so changes may be made in these areas. It is best not to initiate anything new on a retrograde Mercury. Instead it is about re-doing and re-considering what you have already done, and at times we can re-connect with the past or things and people from the past. After Mercury turns direct it will remain in Scorpio until December 9, when it enters Sagittarius.

On November 8, Saturn sextiles Neptune for the final time and it is exact. Saturn rules structure and Neptune rules creativity and the ethereal realms. We will feel this energy the majority of the month. This is a positive time for combining your dreams with reality and it is possible at this time to launch something that you have been hoping for. This is also a time to see and analyze your life in a realistic manner, not overly optimistic, and not in a negative approach either. Things can be balanced and just right. We should have the vision and ability to see through things that are not truth. This transit could not come at a better time!

Other significant transits in November

November 1, Venus enters Sagittarius. This works well for all Fire signs. Love energy will become more adventurous and playful, and Sagittarius is the most optimistic of signs and before the month is over it will meet up with Jupiter which should bring some positive energy, especially for late degree Fire signs.

November 5, Mars squares Pluto. This is a harsh transit and at times the energy may seem cruel. This could manifest as a power struggle or disagreement. If compromise is too difficult walk away and shoot for a day the energies are not so volatile. It will be a heavy news day and there will be volatility in the host spots around the globe.

November 11, the Sun conjuncts Mercury at 18 degrees of Scorpio. This can be ego centered and willful energy and it is important to watch your driving as this can be prone to accidents. As Mercury is retrograde we may hear new revelations in the world and our personal lives.

November 12, the full moon falls at 19 degrees of Taurus. Taurus rules the 2nd house of money and its planet is Venus. This could bring news concerning money or income, and it is here many of us will be focused. Venus is also the planet of love and it rules our values as individuals as well as collective values. This moon trines Saturn and Pluto giving it some stability, but it opposes Mercury (retrograde). This could bring out previously unknown information and become somewhat argumentative. Watch your driving with Mercury as this planet rules vehicles, travel and young people. As Mars sextiles Jupiter this will add some positivity and expansiveness to this full moon.

November 14, Venus squares Neptune and this can create confusion in love and money. Be careful of things that seem too good to be true.

November 19, Mars leaves Libra for Scorpio where it will remain the rest of the year. Scorpio is the most intense of signs and it can at times border on obsessiveness. A lot can be accomplished with the planet of action in this sign if you can keep from becoming too obsessive or stuck on certain things or ideas. Scorpio rules the 8th house of sex, taxes and debt and we may hear news along these lines.

November 20, Mercury goes stationary direct at 11 degrees of Scorpio!

November 22, the Sun enters Sagittarius. Sagittarius is optimistic and positive and this is often the brightest time of the year for some. We are also entering the Sagittarius season!

November 24, Venus conjuncts Jupiter for one last blast of positivity and fun before both planets move on to Capricorn. Make the most of this day. As Mars also opposes Uranus there is an unpredictable element to this day, and many things can change.  It is highly likely we can see explosive news involving politics and explosive circumstances, if not explosions. Electronic communication could be affected.

November 25, Venus leaves Sagittarius for the more conservative sign of Capricorn.  Capricorn is all about solidity, and basics and less about fun. This is not bad, and in some cases necessary.

November 26, the New Moon falls at 4 degrees of Sagittarius. Now is the time for new starts and thinking outside the box. As Mars is still opposing Uranus there is an unpredictability in the air. Some things may change or end at this time.

November 27, Neptune, the planet of illusion, delusion and confusion turns stationary direct. Things can change direction in some way if this is aspecting something in your personal chart. Neptunian events have a tendency to appear as surprising, but in actuality the basis of Neptune related events was generally there all along, just hidden in a fog of confusion, lies or lack of clarity.  Such events tend to creep up on you and seem surprising at first, but the basis of the event was generally there, just obscured from recognition.
Surprises/events may occur for some individuals with Neptune in hard aspect in their natal charts.  If Neptune is good aspect to your personal planets events can transpire as pleasant if not subtle experiences. Others may barely notice if Neptune is not aspecting their charts.  Like everything else, it all depends on your personal chart, and what it holds.
Spiritual and creative issues are internalizes when Neptune is retrograde. Now that it is direct it will be easier to present artistic and creative ventures to the outside world. We will find it easier to understand our selves and subconscious motivations. As Neptune turns direct, what we have learned on deep psychic levels over the past several months can be put to use in the outer world. In some cases our thinking can become more clear.