Rose’s Public Appearances:(check events page for more info)
Nov 12/13: Lecture & Book Signing At East/West Books, Seattle,
(Special Guest: Patricia Walsh; wwwlhealthepast.com)
Nov 18: Lecture & Book Signing at Banyen Books, Vancouver, Canada
November Forecast Overview: Venus retrograde sets a date with destiny…
In our private life journeys, as well as out there in social, economic, and political spheres, we have been on a critical staging cycle. As stated in last month’s forecast, when Venus tours retrograde, we reach a peak karmic intersection. Flavoured by Scorpio, this intensification cycle forces an examination of our (collective and individualized) soul’s deepest yearnings, needs, attachments, and power struggles. We call forth unfinished business, from this and/or previous lives. Whether these replays take place in actuality or through our inner ponderings and reassessments, they are priorities that are necessary to re-experience in order for evolution to proceed.
The choices we make now are especially defining. They are the key determinant for the here and now, but they will also dictate the course of the future (case in point, mid term elections in the US.) The confronting moment holds profound impact. Do not judge any coincidence, thought, impression, feeling, or desire as inconsequential. Nov 1 – 9, the workings of Pluto conjunct the north node will simultaneously break it down and build it up at an accelerated pace. In each moment, we are exposed to alternative options and tools. Any moment could be the pinnacle moment for monumental transformation, for the redirection of your/our entire future.
When Venus tenants the sign of Scorpio, (sign of its detriment), and especially when the planet is traveling in retrograde, we can be exposed to forces that are seemingly beyond control. We come face to face with that which undermines our security and our rootedness. The more we are entrenched or the more we resist, the harsher the battle becomes. Scorpio is an archetype of penetration, and that is exactly what the purpose of this current retrograde cycle is – to penetrate to the core of our shadow work, to confront our limited perspective; to face the issues, fears, resistance, and blockages; to unlock what is hidden below and to transform it into that which will empower rather than undermine or destroy further.
The new moon (Nov 5) occurs at 13 Scorpio. This is the degree at which Venus originally turned retrograde and it signals an energy infusion of significant added “juice”. On the day of the new moon, Mercury in Scorpio squares Chiron and Neptune, both of which are ending retrograde (Chiron, Nov 5, Neptune, Nov 6). Expect even more to be revealed, uncovered, and unleashed. Watch for news, the appearance (or reappearance) of key people, significant turnarounds, or about faces. Opportunity surfaces, opportunists do too. This potent new moon cycle sets a particularly ripe take-flight, launch-point. As the days and weeks advance, we will be exposed to what we have previously missed (or missed out on.)
While the sun continues to energize the Scorpio journey (through Nov 22), Venus retrograde will switch gears temporarily. Nov 7 – 29, Venus will revisit the last degrees of Libra. Positively there is greater potential for reconciliation, peace making, and bettered equilibriums. From Nov 7- 18, Venus will continue in retrograde motion, signalling a particularly magnetized moment for reconnections and for calling forth. Be reminded that Venus retrograde is a cycle when circumstances have a particularly compelling feel of fate or destiny steering the course. Venus in retrograde can recall a significant relationship or relationship dynamic (from this or lifetimes past.)
On a general note, Venus in Libra creates more social opportunity and connectedness. It can create a favourable window re financial matters and economic stimulation, at least for the short term. Considering the approaching holidays, there is no surprise here. It is also an opportune time to re-address relationship or legal matters.
The downside of Venus in Libra is the potential for the scales to swing out of balance to the flip-side. With Venus in alignment to Chiron and Neptune in Aquarius, we can become swept up in our idealism, swayed by advertising, public or popular opinion, or the promise of the potential. I wonder if the US people will place too much faith or expectation on their newly elected congress. Chiron/Neptune (and Uranus/Jupiter too) continues to take us through iconic times – exceptional potential exists now, but don’t look for saviours or someone else to do it for you. As Ghandi said, you must be the change you want to see. If you want to re-invent your life, if you want to create more joy, more love, more abundance, more reward, take action now and watch how easily – and how fast – you can move yourself out of stuck mode and into thrive drive.
Positively, Mars (Oct 27 – Dec 7) and Mercury (Nov 7 – 30) in expansive Sagittarius can bring more buoyancy and hopefulness, and brighten the overall mood. These planetary placements make everything grow, they deliver more of everything. One way or another, we find ourselves on the move. They set a good backdrop for pleasure, play, socializing, celebration, holiday spirit, sports, travel, and for campaigning or promoting (products, positions, or causes.) Still, when Mars and Mercury gang up in Sagittarius, it can also be a time of pushing a belief or agenda forward and aggressively so. It must be said that they bring added potential for anger, arguments, take-over bids, hostility, riots, or terrorist activity.
Nov 17 – 22 are dates to watch closely – they are revealing, informing, game-changer days. In fact they could deliver a breakthrough of significance, perhaps an “earth-shattering” moment – or perhaps several of them. Ceres square Saturn builds added pressure at this time, they perfect aspect on the full moon in Taurus on Nov 20, the same day Mars, Mercury and Pallas Athene do (by conjunction.) The full moon occurs on Nov 21 in the very last degree of Taurus. Nov 22, the sun advances into Sagittarius.
Jupiter’s return to direct motion on the same day that Venus regains direct motion, (Nov 18), will greatly amplify the energies, excitements, and happenings. Jupiter in Pisces suggests a floodgate rush, opening, release, or unleashing (gain or loss) of significant magnitude. The sun trines Uranus on Nov 18 too; watch for synchronicity plays its hand. (Amazing discoveries, connections, and heart openings can occur; public events or performances are likely to be exceptional productions and well attended.) Beyond the eventfulness of the moment, once something gets going, know it can spread far and wide. If extremity hits below the belt, greater confusion, chaos, or uncertainty can snowball. (Stay well prepared for cold & flu season too.) Having said all that (whew!), the following dates are exceptionally opportune: Nov 14, 18, 19- 21, 26 – 28. Don’t put anything off (do your holiday planning and shopping early), use your time wisely, seize the moment and don’t miss out; another Mercury retrograde cycle is around the corner (Dec 10 -29.)
To my American readers -Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings – Rose
New Moon: Nov 5: 13 Scorpio 40 (9:25 pm)
Full Moon: Nov 21: 29 Taurus 18 (9:27 am)
Nov 5: Chiron direct (11:39 am): 26 Aquarius (retro since June 5)
Nov 6: Neptune direct: (11:05 pm) 25 Aquarius (retro since May 31)
Nov 7: Venus retrograde revisits Libra: (7:07 pm) to Nov 29
Nov 8: Mercury into Sagittarius: (3:43 pm) (to Nov 30)
Nov 18: Jupiter direct 8:55 am: 23 Pisces (retro since July 23)
Nov 18: Venus direct: 1: 19 pm – 27 Libra
Nov 22: Sun into Sagittarius: 2:15 am
Nov 29: Venus into Scorpio: 4:35 pm
Nov 30: Mercury into Capricorn: 4:11pm
(note: Mercury retrograde Dec 10 – 29 Capricorn)
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
What drives you now? Scorpio month is your time to observe what’s really going on inside you. Whatever compels you now will continue to fuel you for sometime to come. Venus in retrograde continues to put priority attention on finances, career ambitions and sexual involvements (or non-involvements), and also on enmeshment issues, investments or over-investments, power plays, and shared resources. Venus retrograde is an important time to regroup and re-prioritize. If the phone is ringing less or you have circled your wagons over these past few weeks, you should find that once Venus backtracks into Libra (Nov 7 – 29) that you are ready to resurface. In fact, Venus in Libra (retrograde Nov 7 to 18, and in direct motion from Nov 18 to 29) can put you back into a delightful social swing. You should find your popularity and public profile on the increase too. Venus retrograde can bring favourite people back into your life, it could rekindle a romance (from this or another lifetime), or if you have been sitting it out t, Venus in Libra can put you back in the game. (At the very least, there can be more opportunity to flirt.) As stated previously, remember that Venus retrograde is a karmic destiny cycle, so watch what – or who –shows up. These events or people will be of significant influence. In the month ahead, you can more easily enlist support (financial, emotional) and enjoy easy accord with others, but it must also be said that Venus in Libra can be a competitive influence, so keep a watchful eye. It can be easy to get distracted and to let your attention go elsewhere (yes, the competition runs a good game), or you could feel overwhelmed with too much attention coming at you. Of course competition for your time, attention and for your dollars at this time of the year is to be expected. Nov 7 – 29, Venus is particularly magnetizing for those for those born April 16- 19, and this can be especially so once both Venus and Jupiter complete their retrograde cycles, Nov 18 forward. (Things can start to heat up prior to this date.) Nov 20 can be a day to say it, do it, risk it, sell it, put it all out there on show, to stand out from the crowd, or to fly off somewhere all on your own. Mars in Sagittarius (to Dec 7) can plump up your opportunities, pleasure, travel prospects, notoriety, and your luck. This Mars placement can make you especially articulate, inspired, creative, etc. You should perform your best, so it’s a great time to take the stage or take the reins. Opportune dates: Nov 5 – 7, 14, 18, 19- 22, 26, 27.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
Have you thrown yourself into the deep end? Venus in Scorpio continues to keep you obsessed and possessed at month’s start. Determination and singular focus on your objectives are your great strengths, but know that once Venus revisits Libra (Nov 7 – 29) something that seemed so luscious to you may lose some of its appeal. When the flaws become more apparent, or you find that people or circumstances fall short of your high expectations, well, isn’t it better to find out now rather than later when you could have spent more/become even more attached or entrenched? The month ahead offers an opportunity to refine, enhance, and improve. Once the necessary adjustments are made, there’s plenty to gain. In fact, you could be surprised at how quickly you can straighten it out and move yourself ahead, especially so Nov 14, and 18 – 22. Health, work prospects and day to day relationships can see an improvement; Venus in Libra can also bring more work opportunity your way, which is especially good to know if you are looking for a better job, rely on clients or commissions. Venus in Libra can bring dependency issues into fuller, more obvious view. Some of the people you trust or lean on may not be as reliable or as forthcoming as you need them to be. You may need to look around for better support, be it from caregivers, medical, financial or legal professionals, or government agencies. The full moon Nov 21 occurring in the very last degree of Taurus could bring a relationship peak (breakthrough or break-up), take you past an important road block, force an abrupt change of plans or direction, or see you reach an important finish line. The full moon could also ignite something important to do with work, studies, travel, health, legal matters, or future plans.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Not there yet? It is time to stop letting yourself be distracted, drained, or overwhelmed by how hard it is or how much there is to do. Venus retrograde is best used to adjust your viewfinder to better focus on the steps and targets that will serve you best. More research, study, practice, strategizing, planning, promoting, or adjusting may be necessary, keep a fixed routine or schedule at the top of your priority list. (Even if you can’t always stick to it, it can be a helpful anchoring tool.) Thanks to Venus in Libra (Nov 7 -29) you should find others to be more open, responsive, and accommodating as the month progresses. Applications or bids can be pursued more effectively too, especially once Venus retrograde ends (past Nov 18.) Mars (to Dec 7) and Mercury (Nov 8 – 30) in Sagittarius can keep life especially active. Nov 18 – 22 gets the motivation and the momentum going full throttle. When an inspiration strikes, a cause ignites, or opportunity appears, there’s no stopping you – or it – or them! Of course, it must be said that Mercury/Mars combined can also expose you to relationship conflict, strong competition, opinionated or pushy people. You can expect life to get especially busy mid month forward. You’ll have no lack of places to go, things to do, people to see, or messages to convey.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Venus retrograde takes you through a necessary questioning and self-examination period. Do you feel particularly empowered, inspired, impassioned, fuelled, and driven? Are you making full use of your opportunities? If not, why not? Do you feel that you deserve more or have outgrown parts of your life? Building restlessness can be hard to appease. The month ahead brings the right time to explore better options and to hold yourself to higher aims. It can be a fertile/prosperous time for creativity, romance, career ambitions, and for rekindling the bonds with your children and family too. As has already been stated, Venus in retrograde is a destiny chapter; lovers, children, health matters, business, and creative endeavours are the featured topics of Venus in Scorpio. Venus in Libra (retrograde Nov 7 – 18, and direct Nov 18 – 29) can see you revisit a particular plan or project, (career or home enhancement). It also puts the spotlight on family (perhaps a particular family member who is in need), home or living arrangements, real estate, your home based business or other financial matters. Even more progress can be made mid month forward (of course you may need to spend or output more around this time too. Use Nov 18 – 21 to get as much done and out of the way as you can. Once past the full moon Nov 21, you could start to feel swamped or overloaded. Maintain extra health and safety precautions.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
If you have been on a pause or stall, watch for the new moon Nov 5 to start moving things along. Too, you should find your instincts are particularly astute over this coming month, so don’t hold back when a strong impulse or premonition strikes. Stay focused on your objectives. Dedicated effort will prove productive for both your short term and long term objectives especially in this first 10 days of the month. While you might have to push a little harder to begin with, once Venus backs into Libra (Nov 7 – 29) and especially once the retrograde cycle ends (Nov 18), you are likely to find that much of what you aim for comes together quite easily. Of course with Mars in Sagittarius to light your fabulous fire, (through Dec 7), it isn’t likely that you will need the extra prod. If it inspires, entices or delights you, you will be hot on it. Venus in Libra is also a stimulating planetary influence; profitable and happy reconnections abound. You should find your social and marketing activities to be rewarding throughout the month. Creativity, romance, and entertainments can keep you nicely juiced, especially so past Nov 18. If you are born Aug 18 -19 you should feel the end of the Venus and Jupiter retrograde cycles as a particularly unleashing, forward-thrust time. Seize opportunity/do it all: Nov 14, 18 – 22.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
The new moon, Nov 5, fuels your determination. Yes, you can do better for yourself and the time for definitive action is at hand. The first ten days of the month finds you especially focused, perhaps even obsessed, on getting it just right. (Stop over-thinking, start feeling your way along.) The advances of Mars (to Dec 7) and Mercury (Nov 8 – 30) can add to your cabin fever or impatience to get a faster move on. Positively, you should be able to get more than the usual accomplished. Whether change has already occurred or whether it is around the corner (a change of residence, some new family situation, a new financial direction), once you are re-situated, you should find you’ll adjust rather quickly and well.
Venus in Libra (Nov 7 – 29) can make your good thing better yet, so the month ahead may be a time when you can count extra blessings. You could call forth a new lover, or find that your existing relationship cosies up. Venus in Libra can benefit your financial picture too. Watch for opportunity; added sales, bonuses, commissions, new savings plans or budgets, extra hours, moving in together, etc. – there are a variety of ways you can top up the coffers. Of course, noting the season, it is to be expected that more spending is written in your stars too. Beyond the usual holiday expenses, Venus in Libra may see you spend on a big ticket item. Venus in Libra and especially while it is retrograde (to Nov 18) also draws attention to unfinished legal matters, business with ex-partners, outstanding debts, money owed, financial or emotional imbalances, enmeshment issues, dependencies, etc. If you feel stuck in any of these matters, you won’t be for long. Nov 18 – 22 are particularly activating dates. These dates can deliver a climatic push comes to shove moment, but you may also find that the tough stuff transpires easier than it could have. Positively, Venus in Libra can help to create better harmony, balance, and equality in emotional, financial, and partnership matters. Don’t waste this planetary grace. Get on with what you need to do for yourself. You’ll thank yourself for it later.
Libra (Sept 22-Oct 22)
The influence of the Scorpio new moon (Nov 5) can be the prompt that helps you to uncover an answer or a missing key. Scorpio month is one of broadening the vision or scope, of re-framing attitudes, and of implementing new strategies. Your concentration, determination, drive, and resourcefulness appears to be working well in this regard. This month’s Venus retrograde is a dynamic calling forth-cycle, (especially so for those born Oct 21- 23.) You stand poised a significant karmic threshold (in actuality, we all do.) A sense of instant familiarity or an experience of repetition is the clue to watch for. Attending the Venus transit, Neptune (direct Nov 6), Jupiter (direct Nov 18) serves not only to provide ready access to that which has been in a budding or brewing state, they open it up even more. A specific relationship, goal, or circumstance will reach a peak turning point. If you have been stalled, stuck or stalemated, you won’t be for long! Whether you resume or start altogether new, Venus in Libra direct (Nov 18 – 29) can signal a particularly vibrant fresh start time, especially so Nov 18 – 22. While the iron is hot, don’t waste time, get a move on quick. Tend to legal matters, upgrade health regimes, revamp your appearance, and stay materially ambitious too. (Nov 14 is also nicely opportune.) As stated above, Venus in Libra is a delightful social influence, so you can expect more opportunity to meet, greet, and partner-up over this next month. Where does it go from here? Where doesn’t it go from here? Saturn in Libra asks you to take a serious look at the parameters of your life. It is the time to choose more deliberately and more consciously in terms of what is best for you (no matter the price or sacrifice). Nov 14 – 22 can be a significant time of restructuring responsibilities, commitments, or contracts. These dates are also opportune for performing, conveying, selling, or travel, and also for relinquishing or freeing yourself. Stay up to speed with as much as you can, keep open to exploring the range of possibilities as they appear before you, and be a risk taker when your intuition prompts you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
The new moon Nov 5 can fire up a new initiative, or it can re-ignite your energy, enthusiasm and ambition for that which is already in the works. Mercury in trine to Jupiter and Uranus during this opportune new moon suggests you have places to go, things to do and people to see. Things can take flight, in fact it’s a good time for major moves and ambitious projects, especially so, mid month forward. Spread your wings, put more information out there, broadcast, advertise, circulate, sign up, relocate, etc. Whatever you have on the go, it is sure to become all encompassing now. Once Venus retrograde dips back into Libra (Nov 7 – 29), you can find you needing/wanting to switch gears. It could be a matter of giving up to get, or a time to put all your eggs-in-one-basket. Private life priorities or a particular relationship can consume so much time and attention you may have to put other parts of your life on the back-burner. If you duck out of view, you won’t do so for long. You’ll resurface once both Venus and Jupiter complete their retrograde cycles on Nov 18. Overall, the month ahead is one of well-timed actions, enhancements, re-directions, and improvements.
Sagittarius (Nov 22~Dec21)
It seems you have plenty brewing behind the scenes now. Mars in Sagittarius (Oct 27 – Dec7) pumps you full of added inspiration and motivation. You should find yourself to have good deal more physical energy too. With Mercury in Sagittarius (Nov 8 – 30) to keep you on the faster spin too, it does not appear that you’ll run out of things to keep you busy. Venus’s dip back into Libra (retrograde from Nov 7 – 18, direct from Nov 18 – 29) can find you more involved with your community or social network. A particular relationship (friendship, client, colleague etc.) may draw your attention. You should notice particular circumstances or relationship matters to be flavoured by a strong feel of destiny at play. When something or someone tantalizes you, know it is the magnetism of Venus working her magic. Go/act when the compel urge strikes. Venus in Libra can also enhance financial prospects, so know it is a good time to scout around for more clients, a new job or upgraded position, to negotiate contracts, to rework legal or banking agreements, etc. It can also be a time to give someone or something another look/see. Watch for everything to swing into a higher gear or a faster thrust forward once Jupiter and Venus turn direct (Nov 18).
Capricorn (Dec 22~Jan 19)
Can you do it? Of course you can. Ceres continues through Capricorn until Jan 3, 2011. Positively, this influence turns you into an ambitious achiever and a force to reckon with. Hurdles, added pressure, deadlines, or higher authority may be in your way right now, but they should not intimidate you or stop you – or at least not for long. Ceres confronting Saturn (the square aspect occurs Nov 16 – 20) is one of pushing past the roadblocks. Whether the prompt is challenge, necessity, or purposeful intent (such as a desire to prove something to yourself or the world), a better grip is your driving force now. When ambition is focused on the right target, major accomplishment (and of course, great self- satisfaction) will result. Ceres in Capricorn brings you to a stage of ripening when you can gain significant ground. Of course, Ceres may also bring you face to face with your shadow work. If you find yourself in the battle against the larger forces or your own undermining, recognize that the moment serves to make you conscious so that you can create the necessary turnaround. There is always another direction, another step that can be taken. Ceres is an influence that speaks of how you nurture and groom what is most important to you. Venus will spend most of this month backtracking in Libra, (retrograde Nov 7 – 18; direct from Nov 18 – 29). While Venus retrograde can restrict finances, force financial cutbacks, or bring disappointments and let-downs, once Venus in Libra goes direct (Nov 18) you should find you can gain better support, accord, and cooperation. You should find that those in charge can be more willing to listen and to work with you (instead of against you) to find more workable solutions. Job sharing, co-parenting, dividing of responsibilities and such should move to a better track too. If you have legal matters to tend to, get at them while Venus in Libra sets a more amicable tone for negotiations.
Aquarius (Jan 20~Feb 18)
Scorpio month can put you under added pressure, to perform, to tighten up the ship, and/or to get on with the business at hand. Still, the new moon Nov 5 seems to offer refreshing respite, perhaps there is something additional to consider or try. With Venus revisiting Libra (Nov 7 – 29) and Saturn already situated in this sign, you should see yourself steadily gain ground. Mind over matter is a good philosophy to hold to; a can-do attitude can go along way to creating more opportunity. Venus retrograde enforces an essential re-prioritizing chapter. Aim to spend your resources, time and heart more efficiency, don’t squander on the marginal. As Venus tours Libra, more viable options should appear; especially so once both Venus and Jupiter end their retrograde tours on Nov 18. Mars (Oct 27) and Mercury (Nov 8 – 30) in Sagittarius put you on the move, physically, intellectually, socially, and performance wise too. Efforts toward expanding your repertoire, your notoriety, or your income are likely to be profitable. Travel, relocate, network, circulate, teach, broadcast, seek, scout, spread your wings, venture off in a new direction, take a risk on something or someone new. Nov 14, 18 – 21 are good days to pitch something important, or to seek adventure and to let instincts, inventiveness, and spontaneity run the show.
Pisces (Feb 19~March 20)
You have been hitting a high stride for some time now and you can expect to keep going strong. Scorpio stars continue to amplify your advantages and opportunities, especially Nov 5 – 7, 14, and 16 – 22. Don’t hesitate to think big and aim high. You can raise your public profile and gain more personal notice now too, so go ahead, make your power play and shine on: take the stage, advertise, teach, campaign, broadcast, socialize, travel, negotiate legal matters or contracts, etc. This is a time of expanded opportunity and expanded reward, so know that your investments (vocational, career, social, relational) are likely to be worthy of the effort, time and money. Speaking of money, as Venus dips back into Libra (retrograde from Nov 7 – 18; direct from Nov 18 – 29), you may find that you spend more or collect more – and most likely it will be a matter of both. It can bring another go round for joint involvements, wills & estates, legal or financial partnership matters, etc. Modifications, adjustments, rearrangements, or renegotiation undertaken this month will place you in much better staid. While compromise is required, know that you have more going for you than the other side does, don’t give in or give yourself away. Venus retrograde in Libra may also call forth a past lover (or some other significant relationship), from this or lifetimes past. You may get the chance to show them a new you, they may be a catalyst for creating significant change in your life, or the recall could provide an important opportunity for you to finish off a karmic loose end. Nov 22 -28 brings a momentum or attention shift. (Go with the flow.