In November we will experience the first of two powerful eclipses between now and the end of the year. Our November New Moon in Scorpio will be very changeable and unpredictable with Uranus in the mix, and it is considered a Supermoon. Supermoons are often associated with extreme weather events and can be very powerful.
The full moon this month falls on November 19th at 27 degrees of Taurus and this is a lunar eclipse. Taurus/Scorpio rule the 2nd/8th house axis of money, taxes, joint finances, other people’s money, possessions and values. This eclipse sets off a series of eclipses in Scorpio and Taurus that will continue into 2024, showing us there will be a greater focus on money, possessions and values over the next few years. The North and South nodes are mathematical points in astrology that show us our collective destiny and in January 2022, they will also shift into Taurus/Scorpio. The eclipses and the Nodes are pointing toward a collective interest or concern over money/finances and what we value the most over the next few years, and we will be forced as individuals and collectively to decide.
The Sun transits through Scorpio and then Sagittarius this month, Mars travels through Scorpio all month, and Venus moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn where it will retrograde in December. Saturn in Aquarius moves forward again after its long 5 month retrograde inching ever closer to its year end clash with Uranus which will bring change if not upheaval on many levels. Now, the details.
November 2nd, Mercury squares Pluto and this is the last pass of this powerful transit that occurred September 22-25th, and then again October 1-2nd due to Mercury’s retrograde. If you were affected by this aspect on the previous two dates you will be again, and reoccurring themes could come up. This is a transit that is indicative of digging to get to the bottom of something, obsessions or heavy thinking, arguments and propaganda, or someone trying to force their will on others. Expect another heavy news day as is so often the case these days.
November New Moon
November 4th, Novembers New Moon falls at 12 degrees of Scorpio and this is considered a supermoon. A supermoon appears closer to the earth and is associated with more extreme high and low tides as well as earthquakes and tidal waves.
This is a highly significant New Moon as it opposes Uranus along with the Sun in Scorpio. Uranus is the planet of freedom, and sometimes freedom is demanded at any cost. This will be a very unpredictable Moon bringing with it all kinds of surprises and unexpected situations, so it is best to remain flexible.
For some, this New moon will coincide with breaking away from things and individuals that are standing in the way. This can be the ending of a planned response such as leaving a job, or it can more likely be an unplanned response that occurs ‘out of the blue.’ If this is the case, it would be the result of tensions that have been building for some time. Uranus transits tend to cut away that which has outlived its purpose.
Profound breakthroughs can occur at this time, or you could experience an ‘ah ha’ moment when the light bulb finally comes on. Moon-Uranus can produce both excitement and anxiety and it is known to produce sudden, unanticipated results and events. Uranus deals with breakthroughs, separations, coups, aircraft, lightening and extreme weather to name just a few.
Mars in Scorpio can be a fearless fighter with great persistence, but Mars has entered its square to Saturn which will create a type of frustration, or even blocked energy so hard work is necessary to accomplishment. The desire to transform or change something may be there, but there will be blocks of to success with Mars, but this does not spell failure. A great deal can be accomplished with this transit and there can be a laser like focus at best. The Mars-Saturn square will peak on November 10th, so there will be a period of frustration or delays before all obstacles can be overcome.
As Scorpio rules the 8th house of other people’s money, this New Moon may involve money or finances and changeability in this area, and potentially the financial markets.
Venus and its long stay in Capricorn
November 4th, Venus leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn where it will remain until March 6, 2022 due to its retrograde that will last from December 19-January 29, 2022.
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet of structure, work and responsibility so Venus in this sign has to do with the practical side of love, as opposed to a whirlwind type of romance or romantic feeling. Not that Capricorn can’t be romantic, but this will give us an opportunity to decide if our romantic interest is actually workable. If you are in a relationship, more attention will be focused on the pragmatic issues of partnership.
Venus in Capricorn gives love and social activities a more traditional, perhaps even enduring and committed flavor.
Sometimes there can be a desire for social prestige and attraction to those in positions of authority. We may experience ambition for wealth and status and may be attracted to those we meet in connection with work or in places of commerce.
Love and friendships may take on a more committed or serious tone during this period. Many will be looking for ways to make our lives and loves more real in a tangible sense. Romance can be overshadowed by responsibility which will generally come first while Venus transits this sign.
Love must be earned while Venus is in this sign. Relationships will be built on a willingness to work together through difficult times, as Saturn understands the true meaning and value of commitment. Venus will reward hard work in relationships by defining obstacles and making the commitment together to solve them.
Venus in a Saturn ruled sign may not sound appealing to some, but it projects its own type of warmth, stability and security. When Venus retrogrades in December we will have another opportunity to analyze our partnerships and decisions to determine if they are truly meeting our needs.
Mercury enters Scorpio
Mercurial energy changes once again as the planet of communication enters Mars-Pluto ruled Scorpio where it will remain until November 24th, so this is a short cycle for Mercury. Mercury rules our communication and while in Scorpio we are typically searching, digging for truth and a little more suspicious in nature. Mercury in this sign will leave no stone unturned if we are looking for an answer. Our thinking and communication will be deep, and Scorpio is known as being relentless; in other words, we don’t give up easily.
Mercury in Scorpio communication is more direct and forceful (Mars) as well as probing, inquisitive and prone to reading between the lines (Pluto).
You can use Scorpio’s perceptive and calculating approach to concentrate and focus on what you want to direct your energy toward as Scorpio is very focused. Mercury in Scorpio is frank to the point of being blunt; at times too blunt. During this period we tend to churn ideas around quite a bit before reaching a final conclusion. As Scorpio is a fixed sign, decisions made at this time are often irreversible. Mercury-Scorpio is passionate in speech and communication but we must be careful about lecturing others. Others will be equally passionate, and quite a few secrets will be exchanged at this time. Our judgment will be at its best when it is not personal. If this happens the emotional side of Scorpio may take over and we could lose objectivity.
November 10th is a stand out day for Mercury as it conjuncts Mars, and both Mercury and Mars square Saturn. Mercury-Mars is prone to irritation, arguments and accidents, but it can also be a great deal of conversation and planning. Mercury and Mars square Saturn can be a frustrating and tiring type of energy that leans toward the serious to negative side. With Saturn in the mix responsibilities will be front and center and we may feel blocked in some way for a few days. If you can overcome this obstacle you can accomplish a great deal. This is a day to be aware of the energy and careful when driving or undertaking any other physical activity as this aspect is accident prone.
November 13th, Another accident prone aspect as Mercury opposes Uranus so use care, especially on the road. This is also indicative of unexpected news, twists and turns. There may be a feeling of excitement or a desire to take a new approach to something. Being flexible this day is key.
November 17th, Mars opposes Uranus. Uranus is the planet of unpredictability and it is likely this day will be changeable in some way. Mars is considered the God of War and its opposition to Uranus can produce conflicts, rash behavior and changeability. Others may try and argue and it is best this day to use patience and pick your battles very carefully. This will be a heavy news day with the potential for volatility or accidents.
The November Solar eclipse
A solar eclipse occurs in the early morning hours of November 19th, (EDT) and it falls at 27 degrees of Taurus. Taurus rules the 2nd house of money and its planetary ruler is Venus, the planet of money and love. Most people will be focused on money, love and values at this time. Its affects are different for different people depending on where this eclipse falls in your personal natal chart.
Eclipses are like wildcards, and one of the ways we learn how and what we need to change and evolve. An eclipse can seem positive or negative, depending on what it aspects in your personal chart and often an eclipse is dramatic, or reveals important information if it aspects a significant point in your own chart or if some other transit is exact in your chart at the same time. An eclipse often brings news pertaining to life's biggest events. The energy of an eclipse can go for months and in some cases years.
With an eclipse we have both endings and beginnings. A solar eclipse is more like a new beginning, and it is always a new moon. A lunar eclipse can bring news of endings and it is associated with a full moon.
Almost always unexpected information comes to light and at this time something may be eclipsed completely out of your life, or into your life.
Another eclipse like this one occurred November 19, 2002. Solar eclipses repeat themselves every 19 years and if you can remember what was happening then, you may have a clue as to how this eclipse will affect you this time around.
Venus is sextile Mars, so sparks can fly in your love and social life.. This is positive for any communication with those you care about or even in business so this creates a positive and upbeat energy. Mars is however, still within orb of its opposition to Uranus from November 17th, so things could change or not go as planned.
This eclipse kicks off a series of eclipses that will last for the next 2 years that aspect the Taurus-Scorpio axis. This points to a collective focus on money, finances, and personal values, and change or transformation on many levels.
November 21, Sun enters Sagittarius
When the Sun enters Sagittarius we are in the mutable part of fall when the weather shifts toward the winter season, and the Sun will remain in this sign until November 22.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion and Sagittarius is typically an upbeat and positive sign for the Sun to transit through. While the Scorpio season can be quite intense, Sagittarius is not really interested in drama, heaviness or intensity. Sagittarius rules the 9th house in astrology or the part of the horoscope that concerns education and philosophy, travel, legal matters/courts and your personal world viewpoint. Energies will shift dramatically as Sagittarius is the antithesis of Scorpio with its typical happy go lucky attitude, big dreams and desire for new escapades, journeys and trips down the road less traveled.
Sagittarius is the precursor to the holiday season with all of the typical parties, social activity and gatherings. Like Gemini and Virgo, Sagittarius is considered a mutable sign which means it can be very changeable and with Sagittarius things can frequently go in a different direction than you might think. Sagittarius represents the bold, the different and the often untried, and a Sagittarius is often one of the hardest people to ever pin down. Freedom is a theme with this sign and with the Sun in the sign. You may feel strongly that you want to cut the ties with any person or situation that seems to hold you back.
Sagittarius is self assured, sometimes to the point of cockiness, being totally honest and at times putting their foot in their mouths. If you don’t keep things in check you could express these qualities to the point of annoying someone. Sagittarius is typically so self assured they often don’t realize their cockiness can turn some people off. Sagittarius is known for their fiery cheerfulness but their frequently overblown optimism can lead them to inflated ideas and expectations.
Mercury enters Sagittarius
Mercury joins the Sun in Sagittarius November 24th, and will remain in this sign until December 13th. Like the Sun in this sign, Mercury’s change of energy will be somewhat obvious. Our thoughts may turn to travel and our thinking will be broader and greatly expanded. We may also feel more buoyant, upbeat and impulsive.
Mercury is not totally comfortable in this energy, but this does not mean things will take a negative turn. In Sagittarius, Mercury worries about the bigger picture of things but can lose track of smaller but important details.
Mercury in this sign is associated with expansion and the spreading of knowledge that can have a great deal of depth. This is an outgoing time and socializing with others will come easier than normal even for those who are shy. This Mercury is about visions of the future and can shine a light on that that which needs to be brought to light.
The challenge with Mercury in this sign is developing discernment in the quest for truth and not falling prey to every idea that crosses your path or blowing an idea totally out of proportion. Expect to be more open to new ideas, people and life in general. Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign and mutable signs are subject to change and fire signs are prone to action.
Mercury in Sag is idealistic, visionary, and dynamic and does not like to be bored. Our minds can get restless easily and we may experience a need for something bigger than normal to occupy the mind.
Sagittarius likes to take the broadest perspective of ideas and concepts. We may go through quite a few mental adventures and twists over the next few weeks.
The downside of Mercury in Sag can lead to speaking without first thinking, exaggerating, or saying things that just are not true. Our minds may wander more than usual and you can expect to have a more open and flexible mind at this time.
Other transits in November
All Saints Day, or November 1st, we begin the month with the optimistic trine between Mercury and Jupiter. This is positive, hopeful and a good day for any type of presentation or meeting. It’s a good transit to start the work week.
November 6th, Mercury sextiles Venus. This is positive for any type of communication and you may desire conversation and to reach out to others.
November 12th, The sun trines Neptune. This is soft, pleasant and creative energy. Compassion is also Neptune’s realm and you may help another person or be helped by others.
November 15th, the Sun squares Jupiter. This is generally positive energy, but be aware that certain things can be blown out of proportion.
November 16th, the Sun sextiles Pluto. This is a positive time for getting to the bottom of any question, or dealing with groups. Communication should be direct to the point.
November 18th, Venus trines Uranus. This is a day to do or try something different. Looks for unexpected adventures and opportunities that show up.
November 20th, Mercury squares Jupiter. This aspect is a great deal like the Sun square Jupiter except conversations may be exaggerated and things blown out of proportion.
November 28th, the Sun conjuncts Mercury. This can be a willful type of energy and be aware that egos may come into play today.
November 29th, Mars trines Neptune. This is a creative and somewhat spiritual type of energy for some. Creativity, compassion and intuition will rule the day.
Also, Mercury sextiles Saturn. This is a positive day for to the point communication, planning, accomplishing things you need to do, and your thoughts could revert to the past or something from the past.
November 30th, Venus sextiles Neptune. This is a pleasant energy that can deal with romance, beautiful things, creativity and social activities. Dreams may seem unusually vivid.
Happy Thanksgiving this month. May we all be aware of just how much we really have to be thankful for.