By Bob Mulligan
This year, November contains many direction changing events; these proceed from last month's developments. The people of importance are the same as they were, but the game of life heats up and it becomes quite exciting. There is something very special about the Full Moon being at the center of Taurus and Scorpio. Taurus is the sign of self worth; Scorpio is the sign of desire. The center of the signs show where the greatest energy emanates, either pulling us apart or forcing us to a higher awareness. This New Moon happens at the very beginning of a sign showing that we are initiating something new. Everyone will change this month. The rate and kind of change will be in direct proportion to our level of consciousness. The Conjunction of Mars and Pluto in Capricorn on the 10th shows the tremendous force of our inner and outer drives powering these changes.
The Full Moon November 6th at 5:23 PM EST is on the 14th degree of Scorpio/Taurus. Venus (goddess of love) is Conjunct both the Sun (as she was last month) and Saturn (lord of boundaries). This is a time for each of us reaching our "bottom line"; seeing what we are willing to live with and what must go. Mars and Pluto (the rulers of Scorpio) are Conjunct in Capricorn, indicating that we have reached a terminal point. Something ends now so something else can live.
The Sun goes into Sagittarius November 22nd at 4:39 AM EST. This map shows there are unresolved issues and some lingering feelings connected with separations; this will go on for the entire solar month but then be finished. The Moon is separating from the Conjunction of Saturn and is void of course at the tail end of Scorpio. This takes place just 3 hours before the New Moon. We are definitely bringing some aspect of our current life to a conclusion.
The New Moon on the 22nd at 7:32 AM EST is at zero degrees of Sagittarius. Every new Moon symbolizes a new beginning, starting over. This new Moon being at the very beginning of Sagittarius (sign of adventure) shows that we are embarking on a new, lighter course of action. However, With Neptune (love of ideals) Square the New Moon and Venus, there is lack of traction. This means that even though great ideas are being put forth, it will take some time for them to manifest. Jupiter (ruler of Sagittarius is Square to Mercury (lord of reason). Consequently, we have a tendency to overshoot the mark, to overextend ourselves. We do best to aim high but keep our feet on the ground and keep moving forward.
From the 1st to the 9th dynamic tension builds up and then releases. We see many crises resolved. Several relationships move from one extreme to another. It is a time of both endings and beginnings.
From the 10th to the 16th change comes at a mind shattering pace. We are living in a new reality and adjusting to it. We all feel the pull of a higher reality and at the same time have many other influences that are encouraging us to hurry up and slow down simultaneously. Peace comes through holding on to our truth.
From the 17th to the 23rd we have a real opportunity to change our basic orientation in life if we respond positively to the abundance of new mental stimulation. This is one of those moments where real effort brings results.
From the 24th to the 30th both our drive for freedom and our need to clarify key relationships prod us to take another look at how we are living our lives. This is a time of inclusiveness and seeing new opportunity.
1st - Saturday – Mercury Sextile Jupiter, Venus Sextile Pluto, Mars Sextile Neptune - Decisions are made, the "dye is cast". We are thinking and feeling with unusual clarity. However, we stumble unless we are embracing our higher truth and adhering to our real values. Be willing to follow the thread of continuity in every conversation.
2nd – Sunday – Mars Sesquiquadrate Jupiter - Thinking in big terms is not the same as having high aims. We need to put muscle behind our thoughts if we wish to succeed.
3rd – Monday – Sun Parallel Venus, Venus Contra-parallel Jupiter, Venus Quincunx Uranus, Sun Contra-parallel Jupiter, Sun Sextile Pluto - Growth comes by pushing beyond common barriers, confronting fear, and remaining pleasant. Optimism helps us make sense of the path in front of us.
4th – Tuesday – Mercury Semi-sextile Saturn - Planning brings progress. We need to take cautious steps but still keep moving. Wise advice may help us prevent a costly mistake.
5th – Wednesday – Sun Quincunx Uranus - Impulsive behavior can put us in harms way. Integrate new information into an existing framework then progress if possible.
6th – Thursday - The Full Moon is on the 14th degree of Scorpio/Taurus at 5:23 PM EST - It's time for a radical reappraisal. If we are honest with ourselves, we are empowered to eliminate the things that are holding us back. We can lighten our load and move forward.
7th – Friday – Getting emotional relief and feeling responsible seem to preclude each other. Its time to take a breather; gaining a new perspective on critical issues is the cure for current frustration.
8th – Saturday –Venus Parallel Saturn, Mars Semi-square Saturn, Mercury enters Scorpio - Moving forward seems thwarted by a series of interruptions. Focus requires a little extra discipline. We are happiest when we accept a day with a slower pace and less happy when we try to force our will on the circumstances.
9th – Sunday – Venus Square Jupiter - We are "all dressed up with no place to go". Stay cheerful and there is plenty to accomplish. Focus in one direction and be willing to commit.
10th – Monday – Sun Parallel Saturn, Mercury Parallel Neptune, Mars Conjunct Pluto - Even though it is a very dangerous world and everything we normally rely on seems tenuous, it is possible to make real, and sudden progress today. We need to put spirited action behind our beliefs.
11th – Tuesday – Mercury Trine Neptune - Our intuitions are very accurate. We can see beyond the superficial to an underlying reality. If we find a conflict between our perceptions and our actions its time to change course.
12th – Wednesday – Venus Conjunct Saturn, Mars Square Uranus - Certain options disappear and new opportunities find us in a rapid sequence. Its an exciting, even if potentially violent, day. Expressing ourselves clearly without malice is the best path through thorny relationships.
13th – Thursday – Sun Square Jupiter, Venus Semi-square Pluto - If we avoid being swept up in grandiose plans and a need to take shortcuts, we move forward with amazing insight and dexterity Hubris and hurt feelings limit our ability to see real problems. Lucky opportunities just have to be recognized and followed.
14th – Friday – In order for us to be genuine with others we need to balance positive self esteem with humility. It is not easy to see something we have worked hard to develop fade away, but grasping the impermanence of all things is an important part of growing up.
15th – Saturday – Venus Sesquiquadrate Uranus - Strong urges and desires emerge suddenly; we may find our feelings are in turbulence. Major life changing decisions can wait a few days.
16th – Sunday – Neptune turns direct, Mercury Sextile Pluto, Venus enters Sagittarius - The spirit of adventure carries us to new heights as we complete some standing obligations and then move into new territory.
17th – Monday – Mercury Quincunx Uranus, Mercury Contra-parallel Jupiter - Lots of conversation and mental nervousness can keep up in a dilated state. It is difficult to accomplish much when there are constant interruptions. However, it is possible to take notes and plan for a better future.
18th – Tuesday – Sun Conjunct Saturn, Venus Semi-square Mars - Take care of responsibilities then give it a rest. Be gentle with yourself. We are looking for something new today but may find ourselves stuck in a old and very familiar pattern. Be patient.
19th – Wednesday – Sun Semi-square Pluto, Venus Parallel Pluto - If we are smart enough and truly brave we can transform some aspect of our own nature; this automatically leads to a basic alteration of everyone in our environment. "We must become the change we wish to see in the world." - Gandhi
20th – Thursday – Sun Sesquiquadrate Uranus, Venus Square Neptune - The roots of rebellion are in the heart of current conditions. Misplaced idealism can have us chasing a mirage. Self examination can keep us on track and advancing.
21st – Friday – Mercury Sextile Mars, Mars Semi-square Neptune - Our enthusiasm and quick wit can move us quickly along a chosen direction. A staccato rhythm can make every interaction interesting, informative, and productive.
22nd – Saturday – Sun enters Sagittarius, the New Moon at zero degrees of Sagittarius at 7:33 AM EST, Mercury Parallel Saturn, Mercury Square Jupiter - This is the best time to start over and set our intentions toward what we really want. Shaping our ideas to conform to our vision of the possible requires extra energy but pays big dividends.
23rd – Sunday – Our wings of enthusiasm can bring us to great heights. This is a day of breaking free.
24th – Monday – Sun Parallel Pluto, Mars Quincunx Jupiter - Self improvement requires us to keep the focus on what we are doing; it is easy to blame others for the difficulties that we find ourselves in. Real development emerges from personal honesty.
25th – Tuesday – Mercury Conjunct Saturn, Mercury Semi-square Pluto - A disciplined mental attitude toward the tasks in front of us can lead to a major accomplishment. Hard work brings results but it is important to break away from the practical side of life and just let the joy of being emerge.
26th – Wednesday – Venus Semi-sextile Pluto , Mercury Sesquiquadrate, Venus Trine Uranus, Sun Square Neptune - Getting the love we need may require us to take bold steps, even inventing new strategies; however, at the end of the day we receive real love when we are willing to be kind to ourselves first. This may not be as simple as it looks.
27th – Thursday – Venus Parallel Mars, Saturn Semi-square Pluto, Mercury enters Sagittarius - Clinging to traditional sources for our emotional enjoyment will require discipline. Simultaneously, we need to look beyond the distant horizon in order to see brand new opportunities.
28th – Friday – Big plans can have us soaring beyond our normal limits. Minor corrections in our direction create a large difference in our overall experience. Its a day of taking chances.
29th – Saturday – Mercury Parallel Pluto - We see much more than we can possibly manifest. Rather than be overwhelmed or just shutting down, sequence action in a measured way, always keeping eyes on the reality of the possible.
30th – Sunday – Mercury Square Neptune - Common sense confronts the obsession with the ideal world we picture ourselves inhabiting. The good news is that we are seeing something worth while. The bad news is that we have work to do in order to obtain it. This is a time to increase our faith in a lasting reality.
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