November Monthly Overview:
November begins with both Venus and Mercury advancing into Sagittarius, a sign that moves great multitudes over great distances. Uranus adds spark and speed to the journey, especially in these first few days and again around the solar eclipse Nov 24. Expect the intensity and high volume to continue.
Several important stellar occurrences precede and follow the full moon in Taurus on Nov 10. Ceres in Pisces, correlating to a collective change of season, resumes direct motion on Nov 7. Ceres in trine to the sun and Mars in opposition to Neptune infuse great potency into the moment. Weather extremes are likely to continue. This Mars in Leo/Neptune in Aquarius aspect can be one for all and all for one, or, all for one, all for not. It can be creative, idealistic, and romantic, or it can be fragmenting. It stirs political climates, social waves and trends. The polarization between the social classes can reach a peak. What’s next for the Occupy movement? Did those who joined the revolution in the 1960’s know how iconic the times were?
Mars opposing Neptune is exposing, unleashing, unhinging, revealing, and targeting. It puts the famous, and/or scandalous in the news. Neptune, the planet of collective consciousness, is particularly potent as it will station direct on Nov 9, the day before the moon rises full.
The day after the full moon Nov 11, Chiron in Pisces resumes direct motion. Both Neptune and Chiron are outer planets and their directional shift can be subtle, but they are potent none-the-less. Certainly they will add an extra intensity. The full moon in Taurus puts the emphasis on finances and the economy, on what it is that we need in order to sustain and preserve ourselves. This full moon can be a critical time for addressing what is of true value and meaning, what lives, what carries on, what’s stuck, what’s undermining, and what must be reformed.
Mars advances into Virgo on Nov 10 to stay until July 3. This very long stay is due to the upcoming Mars retrograde cycle, late Jan to mid April. Mars will form several favourable aspects, namely to Jupiter (Nov 16) and Pluto (Nov 23) suggesting the potential for a productive move-it-forward, iron-out-the kinks cycle. One way or another Mars in Virgo will put all of us back to work.
The sun advances into Sagittarius on Nov 22, the day before Mercury turns retrograde and two days before the last solar eclipse of the year. This eclipse is also a super new moon, an astrological high tide. It will be particularly catapulting if your birthday falls on or around this date, or if the eclipse makes direct contact to your chart. The solar eclipse on Nov 24 coincides with the American Thanksgiving Holiday. Considering the climate of frustration for those unable to find work, etc. this USA holiday is likely to be harsh for many.
Mercury retrograde occurs Nov 23 to Dec 13. In the sign of Sagittarius, it can put a dent in the holidays. It creates havoc with schedules, plans, and transportation, especially airline travel. Put extra precautions in place. Stay flexible, shop early; try not to over do it, especially when it comes to the stress.
Nov 10 Full Moon: 12:36 pm (18:05 Taurus)
Nov 24: Partial Solar Eclipse (Super New Moon): 10:10 pm (2:37 Sagittarius)
Nov 2: Venus enters Sagittarius: 1:51 am
Nov 2: Mercury enters Sagittarius: 9: 45 am
Nov 7: Ceres stations direct: 2:48 am
Nov 9: Neptune stations direct: 10:55 am
Nov 10: Mars enters Virgo: 8:15 pm
Nov 11: Chiron stations direct:
Nov 22: Sun enters Sagittarius: 8:08 am
Nov 23: Mercury stations retrograde: 11:21 pm
Nov 26: Venus enters Capricorn: 4:36 am
**All times listed are PDT
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
Start of the month can get you going in a new direction. Venus and Mercury suggest it is an ideal time to travel, to explore new ideas, to expand your public image/profile, and to introduce yourself to new places and faces. Mars forms an opposition to Neptune through Nov 7. While creativity, romance, and social activity ARE favoured, it is best to go with the flow and allow for synchronicity to show you the way, rather than to struggle or push forth on agendas. Neptune will be particularly potent due to its directional switch on November 9, the day prior to the full moon in Taurus. You can be opened and inspired by something or someone special, or you could feel overwhelmed, drained, and at a loss. Chiron’s return to direct motion on Nov 11 suggests karmic destiny of this full moon in Taurus will be especially evident.
The full moon in Taurus brings finances and intimate relationship matters to a turning point. Something long awaited could finally occur. There can be news from a distance, a major opportunity, a big event to attend or plan, a departure or arrival of significance.
Mars will advance into Virgo after the moon rises full on Nov 10. Due to its upcoming retrograde tour, Mars will spend six months in Virgo. You can expect to work your way through a lot through the beginning of July. Work, health, repair work, renovations, upgrades, and improvement agendas will keep you especially busy. Continual adjustment will be required on the job and in your private life too. There may be times when you’ll be asked to put out more than you feel you have to give or to spare. Aim to pace your energy, your heart, and your money.
Mercury in Sagittarius begins retrograde Nov 23 through December 13. Coinciding with the solar eclipse in Sagittarius occurring on November 23, expect for life to get a lot bigger. A lot of everything can happen all at once. If travel isn’t on your agenda, it may sudden be. Holiday plans, future or long range objectives can change, and extra expense can occur, added personal or professional attention can come your way. You may resume something, hear back from an application or bid, etc., or reconnect with those who live long distance or whom you haven’t seen for awhile. The usual Mercury retrograde advice applies. Try not to get too far ahead of yourself.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
The end of last month and the beginning of this one sets you on a new trajectory. Put ambition and creativity to work, stretch your money, and aim to get yourself ahead financially. Venus and Mercury in Sagittarius can bring financial increase, so it is a good time to scout for a new job, to ask for more money, or direct attention to increasing your client base. A new relationship can get off the ground, but this can also be a time when going it alone is your preference (or your path.)
With so many planetary contributors prior to and after the full moon in Taurus (Neptune direct, Mars into Virgo, Chiron direct), you are sure to find yourself in the thick of it. You could feel overwhelmed or overcome; so much can suddenly come together or fall apart. If the latter, Mars in Virgo suggests there’s something better on the way. Overall, it should be a great opportunity time. Of course it is important to see reality for what it is and not to risk what you can’t afford to loose. If you project what you want to see, once Mercury begins retrograde, you’ll see what you missed previously.
Mercury retrograde (Nov 23 to Dec 13) and the solar eclipse in Sagittarius on Nov 24 can put you under extra financial expense or pressure. Big change can be dictated by circumstances rather than something you have chosen. This is a time when the past can catch up to you. You can find yourself doing a lot of soul searching.
Mars in Virgo, Nov 10 to July 3, occupies one of the best positions for your sign. It should make you ambitious to get on with the improvements you know are so essential for you to make.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Has it been all work and struggle as of late? Venus and Mercury into Sagittarius at month’s start can fire up your social life again. They can also launch a new search; it’s the right time to look for more clients, better teachers or advisors, or to date. You are wise to plan ahead for the holiday season. Mercury retrograde, Nov 23 to Dec 13 can interfere with shopping, so try to do it as early as you can. Same goes for booking travel hotels, or tickets for those must-see events.
Use extra caution in the week of the full moon Nov 10. Mars opposing Neptune on Nov 7 and Neptune’s station direct on Nov 9 suggest a greater potential to miss or forget something, or to divulge or slip-up on something you wish you had not. Be especially careful when travelling and avoid close contact with sick people. On a positive note, your creativity can be quite inspired. Nov 16 and 17 are optimum dates, so use them well. Anything you aim for should turn out well.
As is typical of Mercury retrograde and the holiday season, you’ll reconnect with all kinds of people, near and far. The solar eclipse occurs in your partnership and social sector. Someone of significance can make an appearance or a departure. The eclipse can signal a special event, move a legal matter or an important contract forward, see you gain added public attention or special acknowledgement. Too, the eclipse could prompt a major career, financial, or relationship change. You may even win something. Remember that an eclipse can produce eventfulness when it occurs, but energizes prior to and remains active over a period of time. This eclipse is more effective for those born around May 23 give or take a couple of days, but of course it all depends on whether the eclipse makes a direct contact to your chart. (That’s a good reason to consult an astrologer.)
Mars in Virgo, Nov 10 to July 3, takes you through a lengthy personal renovation chapter. It is an ideal transit to launch or groom a small business. Mars in Virgo also puts the spotlight onto home, health, family relations, maintenance or abstinence programs, family finances, health or legal matters, separation arrangements, pets, and real estate matters.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
The advance of both Venus and Mercury into Sagittarius on Nov 1 can put you on the upswing with a work or health situation. The job or client hunt can go better too. Nov 1, 2 is a good time to approach a banker or loans officer, the boss or someone else in charge. You’ll find them more approachable. You can get away with a little more now too, but don’t take advantage of this point needlessly as it can come back at you later.
The days preceding and following the full moon in Taurus on Nov 10 can rock what otherwise seemed stable or secure. You may be confronted or taken by surprise, have to make unexpected adjustments, or spring into gear faster than you had wanted to, but even so, change paves the way to improvement. Perhaps you will say that it was only a matter of time anyway.
Mercury retrograde, Nov 23 to Dec 13 can pile up the work or the problems, (transportation, communications, legalities, employee or co-worker relations, financial shortfalls, etc.) You could face a health relapse, but on the flip side, it can see you revive your health regimes or other good-for-you programs. The solar eclipse on Nov 24 increases the intensity of work, equipment, transportation, legal, and health related issues. You may feel like there is no one to turn to or no ease up. When you do find the right person, (agent, advisor, helper, teacher, healer) solution, or avenue, it can be a true blessing.
Mars in Virgo, Nov 10 to July 3, can keep you sorting out personal or business related matters with a friend or sibling. During this time, you’ll qualify who you need in your life and who you don’t.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Your efforts should start to show for themselves now. The advance of Venus and Mercury into Sagittarius on Nov 1 can feel like a dark cloud has lifted. Watch for your energy and creativity to gain a revitalizing boost. Fresh opportunity is out there for the taking. Use the momentum to go exploring and to try something new on for size.
The first day back to work after the clock changes, Mars opposes Neptune. Nov 7 can be a day when your creativity, charm, and social exchanges flow. Then again, it can be a day of absenteeism, yours or theirs. In the days preceding the full moon on Nov 10, try not to be overly casual, take it easy but don’t slack off too much, don’t make assumptions or take anything for granted, and guard your health. If you haven’t paid close attention, you could be taken by surprise.
Mars leaves your sign just after the moon reaches fullness. Through the beginning of July, Mars in Virgo will keep you busy and ambitious for more. You’ll work harder to create the necessary improvements and upgrades, especially in the areas of finance and health. It can be time to develop a new employment skill. You can feel the lack or the minus category particularly strong. If you are in a new relationship, you’ll work hard to be a new and improved version of yourself. If you are in a less than satisfactory relationship, job or lifestyle, you won’t be able to hold on to it much longer. If you aren’t in a relationship, you may feel the sense that you are missing out, but rather than pine away, use Mars in Virgo to clean up your act and to prepare for the gift relationship that will come when you are finally ready for it.
The solar eclipse on Nov 24 can set you free in some unexpected way. Too, it can launch a creative enterprise, see you relocate, or make some other significant change. Teaching, publishing or performance projects can take off. A teacher can enter your life, whether they do so via written word or in person. Whether you have them or not, children can feature in some prominent way. Mercury retrograde, Nov 23 to Dec 13, can see you retrace important steps or previous successes, or find you returning to a place or a project. Special people reappear. It puts added emphasis on holiday plans, travel, and memory lane. Mercury retrograde can also make you feel singled out or distanced from some of the things you want the most. The holidays can be fun, but they can also be a reminder of how far you have yet to travel to feel truly satisfied with life and/or with love.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
A new home, project, goal, relationship, or attitude – start of the month is a ripe staging time for a new life to begin. It may be a matter of letting go or giving up but don’t dwell on it, look to your opportune new horizons instead. Now that the wheels are in motion, you’ll find it is all moves quite quickly along. Doors can open that were previously closed.
The full moon Nov 10 can preoccupy you with your changing future. Things are shaping up now to a point where there is less guesswork and more reality. While there is still plenty of change ahead, a critical bottom-line is now being established.
Mars enters Virgo on Nov 10. Usually Mars spends about six weeks transiting a sign, but due to a retrograde cycle (end of Jan to mid April) Mars will tenant your sign through July 3. You’ll have plenty of time to acclimatize to a new circumstance, and to test drive a new you. While this transit suggests the best way to go is to take each day one step at time and invent it as you go along, it is also a good idea to set a goal to work on for the duration of the transit. The transit is ideal for the following goal setting: weight loss, quit smoking, and other health or abstinence programs, a training program or skills upgrade, writing or other creative projects, budgets, exploring new career possibilities, relocation, relationship trial runs, etc.
Mercury retrograde (Nov 23 to Dec 13) put the added focus on home, holidays, and family matters. If you are planning to fly or travel somewhere, try to get your arrangements made prior to the retrograde cycle and also buy travel insurance or find out what cancellation fees there may be. Mercury retrograde usually creates an unexpected need to revise plans. There can be a pile up of unforeseen expenses to do with home appliances, renovations, moving costs, the holidays, etc…
The solar eclipse Nov 24 falls in the same sign as Mercury retrograde, so you can expect it to involve the same as the above. Family finances and real estate matters can occupy you too. Mars is favourable to Pluto on this eclipse, and Uranus is in good place too, so it is likely whatever the eclipse generates will point you in a positive direction. No matter what it looks like to begin with, the eclipse can be prompting, improving, securing, launching, advancing, useful, lucrative, beneficial, etc.
LIBRA (SEPT 22-OCT 22)
Start of the month can bring plenty of new things to think about and perhaps someone new and refreshing to talk to also. Planning for the upcoming holidays, a trip or some other special event can keep you motoring along in the fast lane too. Anything you can do to stay a step ahead is wise, give yourself as much margin as you can to shop, scout, and make arrangements, etc. prior to Mercury’s retrograde cycle (Nov 23 to Dec 13). Nov 7, 8 can fire up your creativity, your social or romantic potentials. You could have a truly inspired moment. Something potent could be ready to hatch. Neptune direct on Nov 9, the full moon in Taurus on Nov 10 and the advance of Mars into Virgo also on Nov 10 could bring it into much fuller view.
Mars in Virgo, Nov 10 to July 3 takes you through a lengthy gestational or discovery cycle. It can be a time to heal, soul search, study, and to resource more of your as yet untapped potential. The journey can lead you to discover your true calling/your path of service. It can help you to dialogue with your soul in some new way; it can put you in touch with that missing part of yourself/your life that you yearn for. On another note, it is wise to proactive with your health; do not take any unnecessary risks. It may be time for a complete physical, to undergo medical tests, an eye check up, etc.
Mercury retrograde can see you revisit (or revisit issues) with friends or siblings. It can re-stimulate your social life; rekindle interests, hobbies, or writing projects, etc. It can see you change your mind, your plans, your scholastic or vocational direction. Travel planned or unplanned; transportation, communication, and employment problems are typical of the cycle. It can be also be time to change agents or advisors, or to look for a new place to rent. Re all the above, the opportune solar eclipse on Nov 24 can be the catalyst that sets wheels in faster motion.
SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)
The recent new moon and now the advance of Venus and Mercury into Sagittarius are sure to revitalize your energy and your enthusiasm. It also provides you with a new approach to your health and to your work. You should feel quite gun-ho for a new job or project. You’ll give it your all like you always do, and then some. Ambition serves you well when it comes to the money chase too.
Impatience can get the better of you. Even though you can see instant progress or results, it is likely that it still doesn’t move quickly enough for you. Nov 7 can see something of significance dissolve or evaporate. Too, someone important to you can take a departure, or move in a new, perhaps unexpected direction. Transitions can occur in your home and family life, or changes can occur in the professional arena.
If you have felt stuck with a particular situation, watch for the full moon on Nov 10 to bring relationship or financial matters to a decisive peak. You may come to the conclusion that you are not getting out of it what you put into it. Too, your buttons can get pushed if you feel you are being limited, used, underrated, under paid, discriminated against, etc. Then again, if you are travelling the right track, the empowering full moon can deliver reward and fruition. An important contract or partnership can be solidified.
Through the Mars in Virgo cycle, Nov 10 to July 3, you will start to qualify who, what and where is worthy of your efforts and investments. A particular goal, project, study, apprenticeship or training program, or healing mandate could consume you during this time. You may find that friends, associations, community or group involvements, projects, or lifestyle choices no longer hold viable potential or interest. Too, you may find the need to put added effort upfront, to pay it forward, or work for less in order to set yourself up for future benefit. Mars in Virgo will reward your due diligence. Pit yourself against a challenge and watch the good it will do you.
Mercury retrograde, Nov 23 to Dec 13, is an ideal time to narrow the focus and to work on setting the stage re finances, legal or relationship matters. You may have to revise or renegotiate contracts, agreements, legal arrangements, etc. Added expense can occur. It is also a time to review marketing and financial strategies, to put yourself through a relationship trial run or to give someone or something a second change. Too, someone important can reappear.
Pertaining to work, income, health, personal development or a legal matter, the solar return on Nov 24 can fire up something new, additional or unexpected. The timing can see premature or quick, but it is well worth exploring, incorporating, etc. Remember also, that the eclipse has a range of influence that extends over a period of time.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV 22~DEC21)
One way or another you are on the move as of Nov 1. This is when both Venus and Mercury advance into Sagittarius. You should feel emotionally, socially, and intellectually revitalized. Your health can be on the upswing too. Venus will advance into Capricorn by Nov 26, but Mercury will tenant your sign through Jan 7, due to its retrograde cycle, Nov 24 to Dec 13. While Mercury is retrograde, a particular circumstance or key individual can occupy most of your attention. It is also a time when you do more inner review, or when, for one reason or another, you create more distancing between you and your environment. That most of you will have Mercury retrograde in your solar return chart for this birthday is a suggestion of more specific “tuning out to tune in”. Mercury’s retrograde cycle extends the time you have to work on developing a new direction for yourself. It gives you an added grace period to refine and process.
While Mars is in Leo you can gain favour and attention quite easily. Mars in Leo is the time to expand, to conceptualize, and explore beyond what you have accomplished or amassed to date. Once Mars advances into Virgo, it is time to commit, implement, and actualize. Mars in Virgo, Nov 23 to July 3, suggests there is a need that needs filing. You may feel a sense of timing growing short, especially if you feel you have not yet achieved what you desire personally, or have set out to accomplish professionally. It can put added emphasis on restructuring, on new career needs and goals, on professional education or on the job learning, on volunteering, or a path of service. It can be time to take health matters or financial goals more seriously. It is an ideal time to apprentice or to seek mentorship. A path of service or a volunteer potential can grow. A lot more can be asked of you, but even though you don’t feel you have enough of what it takes, you pull it from somewhere.
The solar eclipse Nov 24 can be especially opportune for those born on or around this date. There can be positive/new developments in the following areas: employment, professional/business development, creative projects, financial aid, investment, or growth, parenting, healing, and romance.
CAPRICORN (DEC 22~JAN 19)
You are gaining a particularly astute feel for “the lay of the land”. With Venus and Mercury advancing into Sagittarius, you can continue to bank on your intuition to guide you to where you want to go. For the most part, Mars in Virgo, Nov 23 to July 3, is another helpful influence. With this transit, you can expect to be on an accelerate program of learning, earning, and living. Don’t put off to tomorrow what you can do today. Your future has arrived, get on board with it. Formal study or training programs are recommended, of course.
Something very appealing or revealing could start to brew in the days leading up to the full moon Nov 10. It can call for out of the box thinking or creative financing. You could be driven, inspired, romanced, even mesmerized, but just a word of caution, don’t let yourself be fooled by advertising or promises. For the most part, I suggest indulge and enjoy, but also keep tabs on how much you spend and don’t gamble with what you can’t afford to loose. On another note, the full moon could bring the need to rearrange plans or priorities. It can also be time to address a relationship conflict, to get something off your chest or to force someone else to reveal their hand.
Mercury’s retrograde can make you lose your way/lose your confidence temporarily. It is an ideal time to withdraw from active “out there” participation and to take time for meditation, soul searching, spiritual development, creative endeavours, study, or to simply get away from it all for a spell. Of course, you could be busied with holiday preparations, in which case, you’ll have plenty of secrets to hold. On the other hand, Mercury retrograde can reveal to you what you didn’t already know, or what you have avoided. The solar eclipse on Nov 24 can be exposing in some unexpected way. The usual cautions for the retrograde cycle are advised: guard your health and your belongings, check everything twice, and be prepared with an extra, a reserve, or a backup or exit plan.
AQUARIUS (JAN 20~FEB 18)
Pressure can ease from month’s start. In fact, Nov 1, anything launched will strike a good match right from the get-go. As Venus and Mercury begin their trek through Sagittarius, something you have worked toward can start to bear fruit. Too, a long awaited or hoped for potential can start to shape up.
Nov 7 starts the full moon week with an opposition between Mars and Neptune in Aquarius. A potential can reveal itself; you could get a preview or a premonition of what could come next. The transit is an opportune one for exploring creativity, for social involvement. It can also be a good day to impress a potential client or love interest. Let spontaneity and stream of consciousness lead the way.
The full moon in Scorpio on Nov 10 can deliver power-play time, so give it your best shot. It could place you at an unexpected advantage, provide a fresh opportunity, and/or get things going in a new direction. Someone important could change their mind, which can have a direct or indirect impact on you. Revise your strategy as you see fit, try to avoid drama or office politics as best you can. Negotiations and financial matters can reach a peak. It can be an important day to deal with an authority, boss, or someone in charge.
Also on Nov 10, Mars advances into Virgo. Through the beginning of July 2012, Mars will call you to task on your relationship and financial shortfalls. If you aren’t satisfied with where you are at, then what are you going to do to create improvement? Mars will push you to make the necessary change. Even if you feel it as “no pain, no gain” this Mars placement is one of constructive application. Apply the effort, do what must be done, gain the results. Yes, it can be a lot of work, but the equation is a simple one.
As is typical of Mercury retrograde, you can expect to re-meet, revisit, and repeat. For some, the solar eclipse on Nov 24 can signal the beginning of a new life chapter, one that is a significant departure from yesterday.
PISCES (FEB 19~MARCH 20)
In no time at all, the holidays are upon us. It is time to start thinking and planning ahead. The advance of Venus and Mercury into Sagittarius on Nov 1 can pile on added responsibilities, pressure and expense, but then again, it goes with the season. Then again, Venus and Mercury can get you excited about a new plan or new life direction. Nov 7 onward can set you free or open new doors.
The empowering full moon Nov 10 could get something good off the ground. It can be a time to show your face around, to broach an important subject, market your talents or products, to negotiate a financial transaction, to make future plans, or to say I do. At the very least, attend an event, sign-up for something; scout around, research, etc.
Mercury retrograde, Nov 23 to Jan 3 can be the time to make a break from tradition or conversely, to visit your past. It can be a time to take a hiatus, to travel, or to explore future career options, or to consider relocation. Of course, it isn’t the time to start something new, but you can start preliminary investigations and plans. It is a time of restructuring and of revisiting commitments and obligations. You could get pulled back into unfinished business, actual or karmic. Mercury retrograde can be a good time to retrace steps and/or to go back to something that worked well for you previously. It may also be a time when you need to borrow more, or seek more assistance. It is always wise to get a second opinion or estimate, especially during Mercury’s retrograde cycle.
Mars in Virgo, Nov 10 to July 3 puts an added spotlight on partnerships, your social life and the people around you. You can see a starker contrast between you and another. It is a time to explore a new way of presenting yourself to the world. If you aren’t where you want to be financially, socially, relationship wise, Mars in Virgo will help you to figure out what you need to do to get yourself there.
The solar eclipse on Nov 24 can set you on a new career or personal life trajectory. This can be especially so for those born Feb 20 to 23. The next few months can set major wheels in motion.