During November Mercury and Mars turn direct (at last). We will be dealing with a powerful full moon that will bring unexpected events as well as an eclipse at month’s end. Election Day presents some powerful and unusual transits. Jupiter conjuncts Pluto, Neptune turns direct and the planet of communication will re-enter Scorpio and the Scorpio season begins! By month’s end we will be in a far different place and as Mercury and Mars are direct we will start to move forward once again.
The powerful and unpredictable full moon in Taurus of October 31st
November 1, less than 24 hours have passed since the peak of the most powerful full moon of the year. The energies of this moon will last until the new moon November 16th, and will certainly affect the outcome of the US election.
The full moon in Taurus was conjunct Uranus as well as Black Moon Lilith. Uranus brings about sudden, shocking if not explosive news and it will certainly affect the outcome of the US election November 3rd. The Sun also opposed Uranus October 31st, adding to the energy of sudden, unexpected and shocking news just as it did in 2019 when P45 announced a military attack in Syria resulting in the death of the Islamic State leader.
Black moon Lilith represents a part of our subconscious that is linked to the ‘shadow’ part of our personality that is often repressed and hidden from plain view. Lilith is associated with raw, primal emotions that are often pushed away and not dealt with. When a planet aspects Lilith, we are often faced with dealing with repressed anger, fears and other issues so they can be resolved and we grow stronger. Use this time to get in touch with your ‘shadow’ emotions so they can be dealt with and released.
The full moon falls on the 2nd-8th house axis which in astrology relates to money and finance. The 2nd house rules ‘our’ money and the 8th house rules ‘their’ money or money that belongs to someone else. It is possible we will hear news connected to the stock market or some other financial issue or situation. As Taurus is ruled by Venus we will be hear of or be involved with issues concerning women and our personal values both individually and collectively.
Mercury turns direct!
November 3rd Mercury turns direct at 25 degrees of Libra. Mercury is most significant at the start of its retrograde and at the end when it stations to turn direct. The last time we had a significant Mercury aspect on Election Day was in 2000 when it turned retrograde. Do you remember the hanging chads?
Additionally, during the first week of November Mercury is slowing down to turn direct, which puts it in a clash with Saturn, the planet of authority, delays and restrictions. This transit will be exact on November 6th which looks like a significant day. With Mercury square Saturn there is potential for delays in terms of election results and other situations as well as control or attempted control in matters of communication, movement and thinking. Mercury rules ass communication as well as Postal services. In the US natal chart Mercury squares Mercury creating worrisome circumstances and on November 6th- 7th it squares Pluto in the US chart. Situations are often revealed for what they really are with this transit. Throughout the entire month of November, Saturn conjuncts Pluto in the US natal chart that shows the path and destiny of our nation. Saturn/Pluto deals with power, the abuse of power, crime and control. It is a heavy and dark transit that could also affect the financial markets. Once this transit passes we will not experience Saturn conjunct Pluto in the US chart for another 30 years.
November 9th, Venus opposes Mars (retrograde). This transit brings conflicts between the sexes. Venus rules women, and Mars rules men. A certain sexual attraction can be indicated with this but it does not imply compatibility. This too, will be a significant news day and we will likely hear news concerning P45.
Jupiter conjuncts Pluto for the 3rd time
The first half of November Jupiter is moving toward its final conjunction with Pluto which is exact November 12th. Jupiter-Pluto relates to the expansion of power and it is not good news concerning Covid as November will bring another peak. Jupiter expands whatever it touches, good or bad, and Pluto rules death, transformation and power. Jupiter was conjunct Pluto in Cancer in 1918 during the Spanish flu and WW1. Jupiter-Pluto is also connected to extremism and terrorism. We have certainly seen our share of extremism this year and unfortunately this transit will bring about more of the same and we may hear revealing news concerning money and abuse of power. On the positive side this could bring constructive efforts toward moral self improvement, spiritual insights and a desire to put religious or philosophic ideas into constructive action.
Saturn’s last dance with Jupiter and Pluto
November will be the last full month that Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter are all together in Capricorn and this will not occur again in our lifetimes. Capricorn is the sign of building, business and priorities and this has been both a historic and difficult year. Pluto’s conjunction with Saturn in early January saw the beginning of Covid as it began to spread across the world. It’s conjunction with Pluto expanded Covid and has brought about many situations dealing with the abuse of power and extremism. We saw a Presidential impeachment this year, and P45 has the lowest approval rating of our lifetime according to Gallup Poll. The country has been and remains deeply divided over many important issues. This has caused the loss of life and the loss of jobs, yet many lessons have been learned. There is a karmic association with Pluto and Saturn and there are those who believe these situations have occurred to shed light on the things that are most important to us as a nation and a world. Either way, December 17th, Saturn leaves Capricorn for Aquarius followed by Jupiter on December 19th.
Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius
Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius will bring about a far different world than what we have been dealing with as of late. It will of course, be far from perfect but Aquarius rules the 11th house of the collective. In other words, the collective will make their voices heard and we will all be concerned with finding our own place within society. Next month’s blog will be about this major change and what we can expect in 2021. Saturn was last in Aquarius February of 1991-January of 1994. Jupiter last transited through Aquarius January 2009-January 2010. Aquarius is the sign ruled by both Uranus and Saturn. Uranus rules cutting edge technologies, computers, aircraft and new ideas and concepts. Saturn in Aquarius rules structure, change and unexpected change as well as Democrats and the Democratic Party!
Mars turns direct
Mars has been retrograde in Aries since September 9th. Mars in this sign is very powerful and many things have been delayed and revealed since the retrograde began. Aries rules the 1st house or the self, and many groups and individuals have been focused on self interests. Retrograde Mars has been responsible for many arguments, suppressed anger and accidents. It is a weak position for the planet of war and action and it will finally turn direct on November 14th. As Mars rules our action, many things have been delayed and will begin to move forward again after Mars turns direct. Mars will remain in Aries however pushing self interests until January 6th, when it finally moves into Taurus. It is worth noting Mars is retrograde on Election Day. In the worst case scenario something will be drug out until Mars turns direct.
Mercury enters Scorpio
November 10, Mercury re-enters Scorpio for the 2nd time having turned direct again November 3rd. Mercury entered Scorpio September 27th, and re-entered Libra during its retrograde. Mercury rules our communication and in Scorpio is searching, digging for truth and is suspicious in nature. This does not however, mean all is negative. Each sign has its purpose and Mercury in this sign will leave no stone unturned. Our thinking and communication will be deep, and we will pick up where we left off in September.
New Moon in Scorpio
November’s New moon falls at 23 degrees of Scorpio on November 15. Scorpio rules the 8th house in astrology or the part of the chart that connects with deep transformation, other people’s money and sex. This moon makes positive aspects with Jupiter and Pluto increasing our abilities to connect with others on more meaningful levels. Venus squares Pluto however, and this can bring up obsessions and obsessive behavior, relationship issues and deep seated fears and anxieties. The most positive use of this energy is working through any fears and anxieties with the moons positive aspects we will have the ability to transform many things. It won’t be easy, but the energy is there!
November 17th, Mercury opposes Uranus for the 3rd and final time. We can expect changeability on this day as Uranus is the planet of sudden and unexpected change, or in this case communication. This occurred earlier on October 7th and 19th. If you were affected on these days you likely will be again. In addition to unexpected news this can create nervousness, anxiety or restlessness. Watch your driving today as this transit is accident prone and be careful to check your emails before you hit send! Financial/money issues could be affected.
November 19, Venus squares Saturn. This can seem like a dour if not solemn transit that will last the day. Venus rules money, women and values and we will hear news that fits the transit. This would not be a great date night unless you know the person well. At worst you could feel, lonely, sad or isolated. If this is the case, know this energy will pass within 24 hours.
Venus enters Scorpio
November 21st, Venus enters Scorpio where it will remain until mid-November. This will be a positive switch for Scorpio as well as all Water signs. Venus in Libra has been 'lighter,' and Libra generally seeks 'balance and harmony’. As Venus switches to Scorpio our love nature becomes more intense, and can be considered obsessive' in nature at times. Love is a serious matter with Venus in Scorpio.
Venus in Scorpio can be considered 'needier’ and is at its detriment in this sign which means the energy can be harder to work with. It is a matter of love styles more than anything else but during the time Venus is in Scorpio individuals can attract others with their intensity and often a willingness to make commitments. Feelings run deep, but at times we could see displays of jealousy or a desire to dominate.
The Sun enters Sagittarius
November 21st, the Sun leaves Scorpio and enters freedom loving Sagittarius. Wherever the Sun goes the spotlight shines and we all have Sagittarius somewhere in our personal chart. Sagittarius energy will be lighter and more upbeat than Scorpio and our thoughts will turn toward travel if this is at all possible with Covid, education, or our personal world views. Sagittarius can be philosophic in nature, positive and many start to look forward to and prepare for the holidays during this time of year.
Neptune turns direct
November 28, Neptune turns direct. Neptune retrogrades every year and has been in its yearly retrograde since June 25th. Neptune rules religion, psychics, creativity and the arts, and our subconscious thoughts or what lies in our subconscious mind. It is also the planet associated with illusion, confusion and delusion, addictions, lies and deception, self-deception, and the seamy side of life
As this powerful planet turns direct, confusion may turn into clarity within a short period of time. 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.
Revelations/events may occur for some individuals with Neptune in hard aspect in their natal charts. If Neptune is good aspect to any of your planets it can seem a pleasant experience. If it is in hard aspect in your chart, revelations and disappointments may occur. Others may barely notice if Neptune is not aspecting their charts.
Spiritual and creative issues are internalized when Neptune is retrograde. Now that it is direct it will be easier to present artistic and creative ventures to the outside world.
A lunar eclipse in Gemini
The month will end with a powerful lunar eclipse at 8 degrees of Gemini on November 30th.The peak of this Penumbral eclipse occurs at 4:30 AM, EST. The Moon is in Mercury ruled Gemini and there will be a focus on communication and information of all types. This is a full moon which holds the promise of completion of what was started two weeks earlier on the New moon. A lunar eclipse full moon is like a full moon on steroids and stimulates turning points, revelations, surprises, and epiphanies and gives us a cosmic push, often in new directions. Decisions can be emotionally driven and sometimes things, even people, are eclipsed into or out of our lives. An eclipse is like a guidepost lighting the way, and showing us where our focus will be over the next few months. This moon makes no harsh aspects although Venus is still in orb of its opposition to Uranus a few days earlier. This can bring surprises in love (or money) and can create an exciting atmosphere for doing or trying something different. The eclipse will carry on the karmic story we have been playing out since May with the North and South Nodes of destiny in Gemini-Sagittarius. Gemini-Sagittarius deals with the 3rd-9th house axis of communication, reason and logic, versus the 9th house of philosophic ideals, education and expansion, or over-expansion. Venus was retrograde in Gemini May 13-June 6th of this year, and we may contemplate memories of this time as we sit under the bright light of this beautiful full moon.