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Thursday, October 25, 2018

November 2018: Jupiter into Sagittarius, Uranus last stand in Aries

November is a pivotal month as Jupiter enters Sagittarius, Uranus retrogrades back into Aries one final time, not to return for 80 plus years, Venus turns direct, and Mercury retrogrades.

Uranus re-enters Aries for the next four months on November 6, mid-term election day in the US. Every time Uranus changes signs we can expect some sort of shake up, often unexpected. The 29th degree of Uranus or any other planet is called the anaretic degree, and it is considered a critical degree and is often crisis-oriented.

Since May 16, Uranus has been in Taurus and we have seen a number of changes in the world and in our lives. Uranus in Aries is ruled by Mars (action, aggression, assertion) and we have seen many geo-political changes over the last 7 years. Aries rules the first house of self, and self interests and many people around the globe have promoted their own self-interests in the past 7 years.

While Uranus spends its last 4 months in Aries we will likely see many crisis situations emerge around the globe and have the feeling that we only have so much time to accomplish something.

Uranus will square the North Node at 29 degrees of Cancer, and (retrograde) Venus in Libra creating a t-square or a clash. This symbolizes the past and past actions coming to a head in the present moment, collectively.  As Uranus is in Aries (self interests) this is in conflict with the N. Node in Cancer (homeland) and Venus in Libra (women, money and values), and these are the deep issues we will be dealing with during this last transit of Uranus. With the North Node in Cancer (ruled by the moon) women, in particular will make their voices heard at this time, along with their values.

Uranus turns direct January 6, and this will be another pivotal point in its last transit through Aries and look for significant events at this time, especially as it coincides with a powerful solar eclipse in Capricorn. Uranus will remain in Aries until March 6, 2019, when it will re-enter Taurus for the next seven years. During these years our lives and the world will change dramatically, and we will  be focused more on the outside world, money and finance and the Earth itself, as we will see more Earth changes and potential disasters.

As we begin the month Venus retrogrades back into the sign Libra, where it is considered at home and very powerful. Over the past eight weeks Venus has been in Scorpio, where it is considered to be at its detriment, making Venus related issues more difficult. Venus rules love, finance and values.

In Scorpio, Venus was secretive and at times even vengeful as Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto.

Venus related issues will become lighter, and Libra relates to fairness and likes harmony.

But, the planet of love, beauty and values is still retrograde until November 16.

This is not the time to marry, get engaged, buy expensive items or have plastic surgery. If you begin a new relationship on a Venus retrograde its future is questionable and they say the love energy is never fully expressed.

As Uranus retrogrades back into Aries November 6, it forms an opposition with Venus. Venus opposed Uranus October 23-31 and we saw a large drop in the stock markets. This could happen again, along with other unexpected events. Some relationships could end.

Venus turns direct November 16, at 25 degrees of Libra in the early morning hours. If this aspects something in a positive way in your personal chart, you could see good results. You could meet someone new, or something else of a positive nature could happen. Venus stationing direct in a harmonious transit to any planet would being positive results.

Venus will remain in its shadow period until December 17. On December third it will make another pass through Scorpio that will last until the first week of January, 2019.

Jupiter leaves the sign of Scorpio for the next 12 years and enters Sagittarius on November 8 at 7:38 AM, EST. It will remain here until December 2, 2019.

Jupiter in Scorpio has had an enormous effect in our lives collectively and individually. Jupiter here has been a benefit to all water signs and has played a major role in the collective world.
Wherever Jupiter goes we see luck and gain.
Jupiter in Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto, giving it an eighth house connotation. The eighth house rules sex, drugs, other people's money and change and transformation.
While in Jupiter the focus has been on the ongoing opioid  crisis in America and we have seen a resurgence of the #MeToo movement, and issues relating to sexual violence and inappropriateness.
Also, as the US is a Cancer nation, Jupiter in Scorpio has helped the economy. This won't be the case with Jupiter in Sagittarius.
Jupiter in Sagittarius is a Fire sign and all fire and some air signs will be helped with its placement here. Sagittarius rules the 9th house of world view, education, travel and foreign relations. Sagittarius is the luckiest of signs.
Jupiter effects in this sign will be to expand our consciousness, knowledge and understanding. Growth, generosity and abundance, and fairness are the trademarks of Jupiter in Sagittarius.
It will urge us to expand our higher minds, cultural and spiritual awareness and broaden our minds. At the same time we must not slip into an arrogant know-it-all attitude as this can be the downside of expansive Sagittarius
During its transit through Sagittarius, Jupiter will square Neptune three times. This will occur January 13-16, June 15-22, and September 15-21. While these are the periods Jupiter and Neptune will exact within 1 degree, they periods actually last much longer as Jupiter has an orb of 10 degrees.
When this occurs occur we can expect to see scandals, lies, untruths and will have to discern what is real and what is an illusion, both in our personal lives and our collective lives. This is also a transit relating to theft, and it can be theft of property, internet hacking, personal theft, or theft of the heart.
I liken this to the Saturn/Neptune square that occurred in 2016. We have since learned Russia made a concerted effort through social media to influence the US election. We also saw 8 major cyber attacks.
While the negative side of this will be manifested, the positive side will be creativity, psychic awareness and sudden understandings of the universe.
However, Neptune is a double edged sword and what may seem real, may only be an illusion and it may be hard to discern. Dreams will be vivid among many people.
Religion will come into play, real, or made up. We could see scandals related to religion, the Vatican and other entities.
The key will be to stay grounded at these times, and perhaps take the attitude, 'if it seems too good to be real, it probably isn't real.'
Sagittarius is known to be overzealous. It can expand the more negative qualities of the sign as well as the positive just as Saturn in Sagittarius did when it squared Neptune in 2016. Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter is connected to the law, politics, religion, creating wealth, and foreign interests.  Many people will have opinions on the world and politics, just as they did in 2015/ 2016 when Saturn was in Sagittarius.
Jupiter in this sign should work especially well for Sagittarians, who will reap significant benefit of Jupiter's placement here. Jupiter transits our personal signs once every 12 years.
As Venus turns direct November 16, Mercury turns retrograde the same day. It will remain retrograde until December 6.
Mercury will be stationary retrograde at 13 degrees of Sagittarius November 17-19. This is the point Mercurial energy changes, and delays, glitches and other unexpected situations occur.
Mercury has retrograded this year in fire signs, and this is the final retrograde of the year.
Now is not the time to marry, get engaged, start new projects, jobs, or buy high ticket items. Do so, and you will find that when Mercury turns direct some type of change occurs or you are not satisfied with what you started.
If you have to start a job on a retrograde Mercury, do so, but understand something will change or most likely it will not be your last job.
The bigger picture with this retrograde is Mercury's square to Neptune from  November 15-19, at 13 degrees of Sagittarius/Pisces.
Mercury-Neptune transits relate to lies, lack of clarity, untruths and an inability to see the big picture clearly. Be careful what you put in writing and check your email before you hit send. It may be hard for some to think clearly, and some previously unknown situations may be revealed at this time.
Other significant transits in November include:
November 7, the New Moon falls at 15 degrees of Scorpio. Scorpio rules the eighth house of taxes, debt, change, and other people's money. It creates a beautiful trine to Neptune and for some this may be a very idealistic time.
November 15, Mars enters Pisces. Pisces is a water sign that will work well with other water signs. It rules the 12th house of the zodiac, the subconscious mind and many things will be wrapping up between now and the end of the year. Mars here rules our action, and is not so aggressive in this sign. Planets in Pisces tend to flow rather than anything else. People will seem less aggressive and we may see new creative ventures, and things relating to psychic awareness. Action can seem more confused than direct.
November 19, Mars squares Jupiter and many things may be blown out of proportion. We could hear news of politics, law, or foreign connections. This is not inherently unlucky, and some people may gain luck on this day.  But, be cautious in what you promise others or what is promised to you.
November 22, the Sun enters Sagittarius and this is the mutable sign of fall when the weather begins to change toward winter. This creates a stellium of three planets in Sagittarius and we are officially in the Sagittarius season.
November 23, the full moon falls at 0 degrees of Gemini.  Gemini rules the third house of communication, ideas and immediate family members. It is associated with Mercury the planet of communication, travel and young people.
This moon forms a t-square or a clash with Jupiter and Mars. Moon square Mars is angry, volatile and prone to disharmony or even violence. things can get blown out of proportion quickly. I would not be surprised if we don't see violence in the collective. This is a full moon to be respected and tread carefully.
November 24, Neptune turns stationary direct. Neptune is the planet of mystics, religion, creativity and art, spirituality, and inspiration.  It is also the planet associated with illusion, confusion and delusion, addictions, lies and deception, self-deception, and the seamy side of life just to name a few things this powerful planet rules.
As this powerful planet goes direct confusion may increase for the time, and events will start to be revealed if it is aspecting other planets in your 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 it can come as a pleasant experience.  
 As with all retrograding planets, as Neptune turns around it will lead to confusion and misdirection as we get used to its new direction.
November 30, Venus opposes Uranus again for the third time in several months. Love may take a sudden or unexpected turn, unexpected events may occur and as with past Venus/Uranus oppositions we could see a change or drop in financial markets.

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