Please listen to the latest Guiding Stars podcast for an audio of the recent solar eclipse and November’s transits: http://rosemarcus.com/astrolink/rose-on-guiding-stars-ea-radio/
Also, don’t forget to read your weekly forecast published on line every Thursday: http://www.straight.com/life/astrology
Weekly ‘scopes for Nov 6 to 12: http://www.straight.com/life/763351/your-horoscope-november-6-12-2014
November Forecast Overview:
Forming favourable (trine) aspects to Mars and Pluto and oppositions to Venus, then Saturn, Nov 6 delivers a full moon in Taurus. If you have been building the right platform, the full moon could bring it to fruition. If you haven’t gotten yourself there yet, this could be a good time to plant your seeds. A full moon in Taurus highlights all matters to do with money, survival and relationship needs, net worth and self worth. If there’s no value in it, nothing further to gain, this full moon will crystallize the facts and make the reality to obvious to ignore.
Mercury enters Scorpio on Nov 8, re-stimulating the degree of the Oct 23 solar eclipse. By Nov 10, it will surpass the ground it lost when it turned retrograde last month. Through Nov 27, (US Thanksgiving), Mercury in Scorpio will keep a sharper focus on the bottom line criteria. This planetary influence prompts a strategic rethink while Mars in Capricorn keeps the focus on getting it under better control.
The mid week of the month is the action week. Nov 9, Venus square Jupiter puts everything on the increase. The big push is on as of Nov 10, when Mars conjoins Pluto in Capricorn. Regarding securing, cementing, building, enforcing, establishing or making it official, it’s a time has come moment. The transiting moon in Cancer can make for an emotional day. When Mars and Pluto join forces in Capricorn, it sets a new structure, contract, government, motivation, or reality into play. It’s a signature for law and military enforcement, and for the implementation of new rules, policies, or legislation. Mars/Pluto brings something of significance to ripening, fruition, or an end. At the same time, the next two-year cementing cycle begins.
The senseless loss of lives in recent times is likely to make Veterans Day remembrances especially poignant this year. Mercury’s trine to Neptune raises the sea of collective emotion/compassion on Nov 11. On the individual note, the energy of the day can be creative and romance. Mercury/Neptune can also leave us vulnerable or susceptible. Pump up your immune system.
On Nov 12, Venus conjoins Saturn in Scorpio (5:02 pm PDT.) Only half an hour later, Mars in Capricorn squares Uranus in Aries. It’s a pressure cooker day. There’s a build up, then release. Venus/Saturn can be a frustration aspect; Mars/Uranus can unhinge or unleash. Stop is immediately replaced by go. Venus/Saturn can produce a finish off, end it, cut off, or deadline day. Something highly significant is uncovered, discovered, or overhauled; expires or meets its demise. Watch for general edginess and market volatility. Perhaps we’ll hear of a bankruptcy. Mars/Uranus can produce the sudden, surprising, shocking, or opportune. To the plus, it can be a redirect it, or new solutions day. Nov 13, the transiting Leo moon trines Uranus and the sun square Neptune. This is suggestive of positive outcomes and more opportunity or options.
Neptune ends its five month retrograde cycle on November 15, an elections day here. On Nov 16, Venus enters Sagittarius and on Nov 16. Both these planetary advances put the budding potentials and the holiday marketing season into full swing. The sun conjoins Saturn in Scorpio on Nov 18 and Mercury does the same on Nov 25. Aim for a finish line regarding plans, negotiations, projects or decisions; both are completion transits. They are also shape and define in terms of important personal matters.
The sun enters Sagittarius on Nov 22. This same day delivers a new moon in Sagittarius, the second of five new moons in a row to occur at zero degrees of the sign. Consider October to February as a recalibration time.
We move to the next stage of our collective and personal healing journey as Chiron in Pisces, retrograde since the summer solstice, turns direct on Nov 24. It’s time to switch gears. Mercury’s conjunction with Saturn on Nov 25, Venus trine Uranus on Nov 26 and the advance of Mercury into Sagittarius are well aligned for the US Thanksgiving celebration.
Nov 6: Full Moon in Taurus, 2:23 pm (14 Taurus 26)
Nov 22: New Moon in Sagittarius, 4:32 am (0 Sagittarius 07)
Nov 8: Mercury into Scorpio 3:09 pm
Nov 15: Neptune stations direct 11:06 pm (4 Pisces 48)
Nov 16: Venus enters Sagittarius 11:04 pm
Nov 22: Sun enters Sagittarius 1:38 am
Nov 24: Chiron stations direct 3:44 pm (13 Pisces)
Nov 27: Mercury enters Sagittarius 6:26 pm
**All times listed are Pacific Time, please check your local listings
**Daylight saving time ends on Nov 2
Dates to watch: Nov 1 – 6, 9 – 15, 16, 18, 20 – 22, 24 – 27, 30
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
Put ambition to work and watch the good it does you. Mars in Capricorn keeps you going strong through the start of Dec. The lucrative full moon of Nov 6 dishes up good creative potential. You could gain good results, a contract, a judgement in your favour, or added favour from those in positions of authority. Too, the full moon could enhance your reputation or your bank balance.
Nov 10 brings you to a time is ripe/time has come moment as Mars and Pluto conjoin. What you launch, build, or commit to now will lay the foundation for the long range or long term. It is an appropriate time to start a new business venture, career track or project. Endings and beginnings are intertwined. You can build on your past but it is essential that it take on a new form. Your parental role, responsibilities, or priorities can change in some significant way.
Nov 12 is another important date for money and/or intimate relationship matters. Venus conjunct Saturn in Scorpio can undercover something that needs your priority attention. It could be necessary to consult with an advisor, to consider surgery, etc. It is an appropriate time to embark on a major personal or actual renovation. Survival, debt, taxes, or inheritance issues claim more attention. Do you have a will? If not, it’s a good time to get at it. Too, Venus/Saturn can make you hyper aware of your self undermining, of relationships that serve, and ones that don’t. As with all planetary influences, there’s always a range of ways the transits could affect you. No matter how it plays out for you, both Mar/Pluto and Venus/Saturn bring you to a major stop and to a major go. You are standing on the threshold between yesterday and tomorrow. A significant life chapter ends and a significant new chapter begins. Off with the old, on with the new – right here and right now.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
Inwardly and outwardly, you’ve changed; life has changed. The full moon in Taurus on Nov 6 shows you just how far you’ve come – and the rest of the month keeps you moving along. This full moon and the days that follow can bear luscious fruit or overhaul your life in some major way. There can be an end, a finish line, a block to surpass or something major to face. You’ll see a significant relationship or financial matter on a major move along. Whether it’s desired attention or not, Venus increases your ability to attract. The strong hand of karmic destiny can be quite obvious. A new love or passion can completely overtake you.
Mars in Capricorn helps you to gain a better sense of control, confidence, and security. Mars conjunct Pluto on Nov 10 and Venus/Saturn on Nov 12 set the future on its course in some definitive way. From here, the pathway forward becomes quite clear cut. From here, it’s onward and upward.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
How to make the most of what you have to work with? What’s missing? Can you get that missing blank filled right where you are or is it time to look elsewhere? These questions and more keep your mind well occupied. November calls for a review of your bottom lines. Health, money, and work matters are the subject of the Nov 6 full moon. In Taurus, it is a particularly fertile and lucrative full moon. Stay observant. You could spot something that has escaped your notice. It could place you at an advantage or at the very least it should give you something more substantial to go on.
The middle week of the month is a good time to wrap up projects or to get started on them. It’s also a good time to consolidate debt or to look around for a better interest rate. Work-wise or relationship-wise, have you been thinking about calling it quits or about getting yourself more fully committed? Mars/Pluto (Nov 10) and Venus/Saturn (Nov 12) bring you to a time is ripe moment. As the month finishes out, Venus (Nov 16), sun (Nov 22) and Mercury (Nov 27) put your social life – and your new life – into full swing.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
The full moon of Nov 6 could see you reach a significant goal post. Too, it can turn an ambition or new relationship into a more tangible reality. Whether to do with love or money, a meeting or introduction could be quite auspicious.
Mars in Capricorn could see you challenged or blocked by a long standing issue with an authority figure, an institution, or significant other. Nov 10 – 12 could bring this matter to a head. Mercury in Scorpio loans you good insight and the ability to convey and sway. Along with Neptune direct, you’ll be better able to feel your way along. The transits help you to make the most of your opportunities and potentials. What comes to an end has most definitely reached its expiry date. What now begins has plenty to offer. A new job, line of work, specialty, study program, health or fitness program can be the “it” ticket. By all means, give it your all.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Now through the start of Dec, Mars in Capricorn helps you to make better use of your time and to get your day to day under better control. The full moon on Nov 6 can bring added attention your way for a job well done. It can deliver a lucrative contract, job, award, or acknowledgement. If you are looking for a loan, this full moon could approve you.
Nov 10, Mars/Pluto can bring you to the end of a contract, a project, or program. Venus/Saturn can see you finish off a real estate transaction. It’s also an appropriate time to renew a mortgage or to start renovations. Venus/Saturn can also bring a family situation to a major turning point. Both Mars/Pluto and Venus/Saturn can bring you face to face with a reality that needs to shift.
Scorpio month is the time to stay ambitious, to put your head down and to face what’s necessary. Starting Nov 16, Venus in Sagittarius puts you back into a social swing. Venus can also fire up your love life. Along with the sun (Nov 22) and Mercury (Nov 27), you should find yourself on a great bounce back and going strong.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
What kind of impact would you like to make? Where there’s a will, there is most definitely a success in the making. The month ahead can see you make a significant personal leap. You’ll communicate and convey quite effectively. Venus in Scorpio and the full moon of Nov 6 pump you full of conviction and courage. This full moon can bring good news, an opportunity to travel, to broaden your market, or to study. Too, it could also change your mind about someone or something. A relationship with a friend, sibling, teacher, or mentor could change quite significantly. Mercury in Scorpio, starting Nov 8, increases your perceptive and intuitive faculties. It also loans you the ability to concentrate, to stay focused and on target.
Mars in Capricorn helps you to know what’s in your best interests and gives you good command over your emotions and situations. Nov 10, Mars/Pluto can give you the upper hand. The power-play lies in your hand. What shapes up for you now is of great significance. It sets the long term into play.
Nov 12, Venus/Saturn brings you to an important finish-line, deadline or end of the road. This transit can take you over a no-turning back threshold for undermining relationships or circumstances. It is a very helpful one if you are trying to quit a bad habit like smoking, etc. It also brings a right time to sign a lease, or some other documentation.
Whether you get a new address, hop on a plane, or take some other major step, one way or another, the end of the month puts you on the move. If you work in an industry or have a business that caters to the season, you are about to get a lot busier. There’s more money and more of everything coming your way.
LIBRA (Sept 22-Oct 22)
A major commitment or decision is the subject of the full moon on Nov 6. Emotional or financial, this matter comes with an added sense of necessity or rightness. No matter what you are dealing with, greater sure footedness, security, and control is what you are working toward – and what you’ll gain.
Mercury leaves Libra for Scorpio on Nov 8. This transit makes you smarter, sharper, and more perceptive. Re-strategizing can be the key to your financial or personal get-ahead. Whatever it is that claims your attention now, you’ll take it deeper. If you are struggling to find the inner strength, to battle with an addiction or a situation that you know is not good for you, know this Mercury transit can be an empowering one. It helps you to examine yourself and others more closely. Where do you self sabotage, do you feel that you are being used or manipulated in some way? If so, it’s time to do something about it.
Much can be accomplish or surpassed in the middle of the month. Nov 9 through 16 can be a goal reaching, wind it down, or end of the road time. It’s a wrap-up time for matters to do with family, home, real estate, banking, or your career. It can also bring you to an ending regarding a matter of the heart, or a conflict with a parent or authoritative body.
Venus in Sagittarius, starting Nov 16, puts you on an activity increase or emotional upswing. Along with the sun’s entrance into Sag on Nov 22, there’s more to do, more places to go, more folks to see, more to talk about, plan, convey, buy, or sell.
SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)
The full moon of Nov 6 can help you to make good progress/an important turnaround regarding circumstances, a trust matter, finances, a health issue or mind-set. Take your time, give it time, let it work itself out, let them figure it out on their own. Trust you’ll find a way around that road block or stalemate. Don’t forget – you are a master strategist. Stay observant, you could uncover something that places you at an advantage, or puts you in a better know. The full moon loans you an even greater ability to woo, sway, persuade, or outsmart, to make better use of your contacts, assets and resources. Whether directly or indirectly, you can gain benefit from another. Your business, reputation, or social network can grow quite nicely. A lucrative contract could come to fruition. The full moon could also bring added attention or ignite an irresistible attraction.
Mercury’s entry into Scorpio on Nov 8 also gets it/you moving. By the time you get to Nov 16, you’ll have a much better handle on how it’s shaping up, how far you can take it, or what’s required next. An objective, goal, finish line, start line, or quota can be reached. Nov 10, 12 can be good days to launch it or to make it official.
Coinciding with the US Thanksgiving on Nov 26, Mercury conjunct Saturn in Scorpio marks another stop and go peak. Even if you are simply fulfilling obligation, make every moment count. Too, Nov 26 is an optimum date to sign a contract or undertake an official step.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 ~ Dec 21)
The month ahead could see you make a positive health or work turnaround. In this regard, the full moon of Nov 6 provides good opportunity. It can hold you steady where it counts the most. No matter if you are slowed down, weighed down or have the minimum to work with, you should be able to maintain well.
Your social life can take a backseat once Mercury treks into Scorpio on Nov 8. This transit can put you into a more pensive or determined mind set. It is an appropriate time for you to narrow the focus, streamline your finances, and to minimize your output. There are priorities to tend to and knots to sort out. You need time to think, to plan, and to get better organized. Health or heart can need tending to also.
You’ll brighten and resurface once Venus enters Sag on Nov 16. Birthday month begins on Nov 22 and Mercury enters Sag on Nov 27. All three of these ‘take flight” transits will give you boost. You’ll have trudged through plenty earlier in the month. You’ll finish it off on an upswing.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 ~ Jan 19)
Feeling feistier than is your norm? Ready to go for it? Not willing to back down? Mars in Capricorn puts a tiger in your tank through the beginning of Dec. By all means, put ambition and desire to work and you’ll get yourself much further ahead. Mars in Capricorn says the time is ripe, the time is now. The exceptionally fertile full moon on Nov 6 can be affirming in this regard. Whether you’ve chosen it or you take dictation, your reality is shaping up in some undeniable way.
Mar fires up in your sign once every two years. Every time it has hit the launch pad since 2008, Mars has conjoined Pluto in Capricorn. It will do this again on Nov 10. Every corner of your life – i.e. your wants, needs, interests, social life, relationships, material status, etc. – it’s all in the process of a major overhaul. This evolutionary mandate has been development for awhile now, but you can consider this Mars/Pluto transit as your official start switch. Nov 12, Venus conjuncts Saturn; it is another definitive reality shaping or goal reaching transit, especially so regarding your material status, an important relationship, or contract. Say goodbye to yesterday and step fully into the here and now. You can do no better than to submerge and/or entrench yourself fully. Invest your all, don’t look back. You can and you will. That’s all you need to know. The rest is simply a matter of living it out.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 ~ Feb 18)
The full moon on Nov 6 can provide you with a well-timed reality check. It can also help you to stay put and stay ground despite what’s going on around you. Too something seems to be taking shape that may be somewhat hidden from view. For the most part it looks like it will be to your benefit.
The full moon puts added emphasis on finances, family, real estate, and career matters. It is an appropriate time to review what’s most productive or cost effective. As of Nov 8 when Mercury advances into Scorpio, there will be five major planets situated in Scorpio. Along with the world out there, your own personal world is changing in an undeniable way. If you aren’t where you need and want to be, there’s no time to waste. Do what-ever it takes to get yourself repositioned now. Ambition will serve you very well.
Nov 8 to 16 can take you through a major overhaul, especially regarding professional or bank matters, parents, parenting, dealings with an authority figure or authoritative body. It can be a time to draw a line in the sand regarding what you will and will not put up with. Nov 10, Mars conjunct Pluto is shaping and defining. Together they give tangible form to something that has been uncertain or difficult to pinpoint. Regarding an important relationship or financial matter, Venus conjunct Saturn on Nov 13 may bring something to a conclusion or completion. Venus/Saturn is an appropriate transit to renew a loan or mortgage, contract term, etc.
Venus (Nov 16) and the sun (Nov 22) into Sagittarius put you and life on the go. Even though you have more to do or to contend with, you should feel this switch as an ease up. Putting the holiday season into a fuller swing, both planets can increase your money flow and go. They brighten your overall outlook and help you to get more enjoyment out of your interactions and activities.
PISCES (Feb 19 ~ March 20)
As of the full moon on Nov 6, you should feel you have a good handle on it, that you are gaining a better feel for what’s most lucrative or who’s most worthy of your time, attention, or effort. The full moon could prompt important news regarding health, wealth or a legal matter. It can prompt a significant turnaround with a key someone (friend, sibling, colleague, neighbour). By all means, mix business and social pleasure. A meeting, talk, education upgrade, or marketing campaign is well timed. The full moon could prompt a major purchase or investment. Spend to get yourself further ahead. Get a good jump start on the holidays, book your travel, and make your arrangements; start shopping now.
Mercury’s trek into Scorpio on Nov 8 sharpens your awareness and makes you quicker on the uptake. It loans you more presence and helps you to convey your message with greater impact. You’ll notice that you become a shrewder shopper and negotiator. Both Mars/Pluto (Nov 10) and Venus/Saturn (Nov 12) bring you to a significant goal post or completion point. There can be events to attend or announcements made. They help you to get a better fix on your objectives or quotas, to make good use of your time and contacts, to complete or commence transactions, plans, projects, or contracts. Nov 10 and 12 are also significant dates for events, meetings, financial transactions, announcements.
Neptune in Pisces ends retrograde on Nov 15, and Chiron in Pisces ends retrograde on Nov 24. Both are on track, get-the-ball-rolling influences. You should feel that the pathway forward is fairly well mapped out.