My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to all those suffering through Hurricane Sandy and tragedy elsewhere. Life is precious. We need to honour it more, live it more, give it more, love more, every minute we can.
Tragedy should not be followed by more tragedy. Let’s be good to one another. The world needs more heroes…
Just after the voting polls closed on Nov 7, 2000, Mercury entered a station phase that would end its retrograde cycle. The hanging chad malfunction in Florida resulted in Al Gore losing the white house bid to GW Bush. Wikipedia states that had there been a state-wide rather than partial recount, Gore would have won. Doesn’t it make you wonder how different history – and today’s reality – would have been?
Beginning rather than ending retrograde this time around, Mercury in Sagittarius will already be in its station phase when the voting polls open on Nov 6, 2012. Retrograde will actually start at 3:04 pm PST. Romney has gathered a much better momentum since Jupiter turned retrograde at last month’s start. Despite the neck and neck race, as I write, the news reports that early voters and Ohio are favouring Obama. Will these early votes be trend setting? It was encouraging to see Obama himself cast an early vote. He did this on the sun/Saturn conjunction of Oct 25. It was a good transit to pick. Has it cemented his fate?
With Mercury stationing retrograde on Nov 6, you can bet that something will go amiss. Similar to the 2000 election, perhaps it will be another electronic technology malfunction, but of course when the trickster is on his game, any number of things can set us back. (I had written this month’s intro before Frankenstorm and Hurricane Sandy bashed the US and Canadian east coast. Remember that pre the retrograde cycle Mercury moves into its shadow or set-up phase. The extreme weather has impacted the US candidate’s campaigns and shut down not only New York and Wall Street, but also early voting polls. Considering all that’s already happened, what more could we expect? There’s likely to be an aftermath fall-out of some kind. Could Mercury’s retrograde turn on Nov 6 prove to be somewhat redundant or inconsequential? There’s always guesswork, uncertainty and repeats with this cycle. Although it’s a completely different set of circumstances, Obama’s last election experience was also sandwiched by more urgent circumstances.
As it begins retrograde on Nov 6, Mercury pulls away from a building trine aspect to Uranus and a building square aspect with Chiron. This can create an “almost, but not quite” experience – as if destiny is pulling the strings for a reason. No matter what the feel, it may be viewed later an opportunity in disguise moment. Mercury’s full circle will complete by the Winter Solstice. This is when Mercury will regain the ground it turn away from on Nov 13. In the process, it will surpass squares to Neptune and Chiron, and finally perfect a trine aspect to Uranus.
By the way, Mitt, a Pisces, was born with Mercury in retrograde and in Pisces too. Different than the transit, when one is born with Mercury retrograde, it suggests the soul has specific information/learning it wants to gather/repeat. Consider it like a scavenger hunt. The soul programs a specific karmic checklist and will spend the lifetime finding the key items (experiences, relationships) that will support and accelerate evolution. Obviously, this election constitutes a major fulcrum regarding Mitt’s bigger picture destiny. Also of peak karmic implication, but structured in vastly different fashion, Obama now experiences his Chiron return, a key life cycle that spans 50 years. Consider this like a re-briefing of the original soul intention coming into this life – like a special destiny reboot.
The Scorpio solar eclipse on Nov 13 is also super moon too, which means it is of stronger than usual influence. We have been working under this eclipse more actively since the end of September and its influence will continue to stay at peak until the beginning of December. As stated in previous columns, solar eclipses are event generating and serve as acceleration catalysts. They spark significant passages and milestones, notable births and deaths, extreme geophysical occurrences, and other major outer world events.
This super new moon eclipse in Scorpio is sure to unleash the undercurrents that have already been on brew but that have escaped full awareness.We can witness power-shifts, power-bids, and power-grids on the rise or on the fall. From the sacred, to the corrupt, and scandalous, the Scorpio archetype is one of empowerment, rebirth, and resurrection, or of undermining and destructiveness. We can be exposed to any of the array of Scorpio’s subject matters. Headline news continues its brisk reporting on today’s ticking bombs.
(Speaking of that which has escaped full awareness, dear Canada – please don’t let Stephen Harper get away with selling off our country: http://www.greenparty.ca/stop-the-sellout. )
The solar eclipse forms an opposition to the trans-Neptunian body, Sedna, the Inuit Goddess of the Arctic Ocean. It was so named because it was the coldest and most distant object in the solar system discovered. We might expect this eclipse/Sedna alignment to mine, fish, thaw-out, and/or resurrect something that’s been frozen, buried, or sitting on ice; to source from something that’s been held captive or that’s reigned supreme in some remote region of our emotions, psyche, soul, or actual reality. Remember that eclipses continue to have influence over an extended duration of time, months or years. While scientists are alarmed at the rate of the ice melt in the north and the release of methane gases that will accelerate the hot-house effect of global warming, governments and opportunists are relishing the prospect of the harvest.
Adding to the Nov 13 solar eclipse intensity, Mercury retrograde backtracks into Scorpio. Before it does so, it will form a dynamic tension (square) aspect with Neptune. A powerful unleashing can take us by surprise. Confusion, uncertainty, and chaos can run rampant. Watch money markets, the weather, for other major storms, acts of aggression, and power agendas to surge.
Mercury/Neptune can idealize, romanticize, or distort the facts; it can keep the propaganda machine going strong. With these two in dynamic tension during the super moon eclipse, powerful hidden forces stir from within. We have a greater tendency to see what we want to see, rather than what is. This planetary aspect can be also be one of infiltration, emotional outpouring, added vulnerability, epidemics, lack of immunity, secrecy or secrets revealed, hidden threats, a surprise attack, disillusionment, or loss. Mercury first squared Neptune on Oct 28 when Frankenstorm was pummeling the eastern coast of Canada and the USA. Following Nov 13, the Mercury/Neptune final alignment happens on Dec 11.
Mercury in Scorpio will continue in retrograde to November 26. It is an ideal transit for digging deeper, for soul searching, and for getting back in touch with your own bottom lines. What is it that touches you at your core? What/who motivates you now? Is it/are they a healthy obsession? Does passion drive you, or is it extinguished? If the latter, what can you do to stoke it again? Do you have a basic strategy or survival kit worked out for yourself? If not, it’s time start thinking about one.
As is typical of the retrograde cycle, things can breakdown, expenses can add up, time can be lost, work and relationship problems arise, health needs tending. Mercury retrograde in Scorpio compels us to revisit matters to do with finances, intimacy needs, trust, destructiveness, security, addictions, and compulsions. Any time Scorpio is energized, we find ourselves confronted with critical choices.
Venus trine Neptune and moon trine sun on Nov 22, can make for an especially poignant give thanks holiday for folks in the US. An Aries moon forming dynamic aspects to Uranus/Pluto on Black Friday can make for a brisk and competitive shopping day. Tempers are short and quickly sparked. Choose your battles wisely.
Both the Nov 13 super moon solar eclipse and the Nov 28 lunar eclipse hold jurisdiction over the US presidential election. No matter who wins, the end of Mercury retrograde and Venus/Saturn new phase on Nov 26, and Mars in new phase to Pluto on Nov 27, suggests a new program/new reality is underway for all. Mars starts the month in Sagittarius, (the campaign, the crusade, the vision, the search for truth), and advances into Capricorn, the sign of its exaltation, on Nov 16. Mars in Sagittarius increases the scope/makes everything bigger; Mars in Capricorn builds it better. Mars in Capricorn is an influence of executive command, good self control, dedicated effort, and for forging ahead to something of significance. It is also a signature for the military, for authority’s dictates and for a sharpening of the system or its rules. For the entire month Mars travels out of bounds in south declination, which gives Mars more punch to karmic replay, to reward and/or consequences, and to push come to shove/get the job done. For the collective and for our personal lives too, Mars and Pluto begin construction on a new two-year, push-it- forward agenda. Nov 23 to 28 sets a new reality into play. Consider the combination of Mercury retrograde’s end, Venus/Saturn, Mars/Pluto, and the lunar eclipse as paving the way to planetary ground zero. Hopefully from this vantage point we’ll gain a more solid understanding how to build it better….much better.
Nov 13: Solar Eclipse, 21:57 Scorpio (super moon): 2:08 pm
Nov 28: Lunar Eclipse, 6:47 Gemini: 6:46 am
Nov 6: Mercury in Sagittarius stations retrograde: 2:04 pm
Nov 10: Neptune in Pisces stations direct: 11:53 pm
Nov 13: Mercury retrograde backtracks into Scorpio: 11:43 pm
Nov 14: Chiron in Pisces stations direct: 1:05 pm (4:58 Pisces)
Nov 21: Sun enters Sagittarius: 1:50 pm
Nov 21: Venus enters Scorpio: 5: 20 pm
**Please note, all times listed are Pacific time – please check your local listings.
Dates to watch: Nov 1 – 3, 6, 10, 12 – 14, 16, 17, 21 – 23, 26 – 28
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
Your month is likely to start on a busy social note, thanks to Venus in Libra. A special event or something out of the blue keeps the good buzz going strong. Mercury and Mars in Sagittarius put hope, luck, zeal, and possibility on an upswing. Every thing’s in flight in this first week or so – you may be too.
Mercury in Sagittarius begins retrograde on November 6, so allow extra flexibility and time margins, and don’t bank on promises prematurely. It’s easy to get carried away, to hold to overly high expectations, go off on the wrong tangent, to get on to a righteous wagon, or to make more out of something than is warranted. Make sure to look more closely at all sides of an issue or challenge, etc. Don’t inflate, exaggerate, overshoot, or overspend, it could come back to bite you later. Here’s a short list of possible matters to occupy you during the retrograde: publishing, advertising, marketing, teachers, teaching or coaching, performance, travel, legalities, the future, distance learning, foreign matters, long distance relationships or communications, buying or selling.
The Scorpio solar eclipse super moon on Nov 13 will be felt more strongly if it makes direct contact to your chart, but of course we’ll all feel the intensity, especially in matters to do with finances, taxes, inheritances, banking, loans, etc. This eclipse can target intimate or close knit relationships matters too. Abandonment and trust issues can arise. A relationship that is not meant to survive will most likely bite the dust. The carpet could suddenly get pulled re an income source too. Mercury in square to Neptune on the eclipse suggests there can be blind-spots, illusions, deception, and loss can to contend with. On the other hand, creativity, romance, or spirituality runs a stronger than usual current too.
The no-turning-back lunar eclipse full moon on November 28 can settle a score and/or bring an official end to something that’s been in the works for a long time. Something you hear, read, say, do, or buy could be pivotal. There can be news, negotiations, bare-all talks, or papers to sign. Occurring in Gemini, you could find yourself juggling a number of things or people at the same time. Also watch for matters to do with transportation, the neighbourhood or community, event planning, education, paperwork, writing projects, media involvement, friends, siblings, or agents. A new professional undertaking or personal-life status locks-in the coordinates for your redefined future.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
Start of the month can open things up, perhaps unexpected so. Venus can put more work or challenge on your plate. Positively Venus can bring a better work opportunity or pay cheque, improved teamwork, or give and take. Don’t feel you are making enough progress with work, health or a personal struggle? This month’s stars will set up the necessary conditions that will move you along.
Once Mercury turns retrograde, the financial pressure, debt load can grow. Also, you can be faced with the stark reality of how entrenched you are and how much you need the cooperation or support of others. This is in direct conflict with your growing restless and need for more freedom or self autonomy. At the same time, others can become less available, more distant, or simply too busy to provide what you need or expect. Too, Mercury retrograde can force you to increase your output, but for the same returns or less. The main issue can be a matter of not getting what you want when you want it and how you want it.
Mercury retrograde also puts your radar on high alert. Pay close attention to your feelings and fleeting impressions.
As of the Nov 13 eclipse, Mercury will back into Scorpio, to finish out the retrograde in this sign. Mercury in Scorpio suggests its do or die/push the envelope time. The eclipse can be especially catalytic for relationships, legal matters, contract agreements, or your public profile if you are born May 12 or 13, give or take a day or two.
If you have been blind-sided or taken a direct hit from the eclipse and Mercury retrograde, look to Mars in Capricorn, starting Nov 17, to help you get back in the saddle again. This Mars placement gives you more cause to carry on, and to fight for what you know you deserve and should have. Along with Venus in Scorpio, starting Nov 21, you should find yourself getting sharper, shrewder, and more confident in your resources. Your choices and options become even clearer cut.
Mercury ends retrograde on November 26, Mars and Pluto begin a new cycle on Nov 27, and the lunar eclipse in Gemini occurs on Nov 28. If it wasn’t finished or resolved earlier in the month, this lunar eclipse can drive it home. It is a time to finalize plans, financial transactions, contracts and educational matters, to present proposals, put in bids, to negotiate new contract or banking terms, define partnership expectations or responsibilities, to seek professional advice, treatment, or a second opinion, to say goodbye or hello.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
You can find yourself making good personal headway and interesting social inroads in this first week of November. To Nov 16 Mars in Sagittarius keeps you out there and going strong. You’ll run around and get around even more than you usually do.
True to a typical Mercury retrograde cycle, you can to expect to hit a relationship backtrack, and/or to revisit an issue you have already crossed off your list. You’ll bump into people you know more frequently. Visitors of special note can come and go too. The retrograde cycle can give you a chance to pick it up where you left off from last time. You could get a second wind for something you started previously but didn’t follow through on back then. Typically when this happens, you’ll play with it for awhile, but usually there’s a reason that it still doesn’t take hold. Of course, there can be exceptions to the rule. Even so, try to not to get too excited or to over-invest until you’ve given it the test of time.
Mercury backtracks into Scorpio on the solar eclipse of Nov 13. Work, work relationships, and office politics can grow more complex, perhaps you’ll use the word toxic. Unwittingly, you can find yourself in a compromised position. Secrets and stories can get more convoluted. Who do you/should you trust? Among your peers or the powers that be, the web of lies or deceit can grow and unravel. You can get to the point where you aren’t sure of much of anything.
In addition to work and training programs, this eclipse could also produce something major to do with health or financial matters. The problem may not be yours, but it can affect you indirectly. (I.e. if the company is having problems, it could result in reduced hours, a lay off, or a delayed pay cheque. Labour strikes are a common occurrence during Mercury retrograde.) Again, remember that the eclipse is only of dynamic influence if it makes direct contact on your chart.
Mars in Capricorn, starting Nov 16, calls for you to tighten up on finances and to get a better handle on personal organization and other pressing priorities. Venus in Scorpio increases the pressure on your day to day requirements. The stars are on a building intensity from Nov 23 through to the lunar eclipse on Nov 28. If it is ready to snap/blow, it probably will. This lunar eclipse is especially influential for those born around May 27, but of course it will be of influence for us all. A key word spoken, an impulsive move, flash of inspiration, conversation, or negotiation could be the start of something major. Positively it can provide a significant window of opportunity. Seize your moment!
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
The start of Mercury retrograde is a testing time. It can seem overwhelming, especially if you have bitten off more than you can chew, or you’ve been thrust into a brand new workload, learning curve, debt pile, or health challenge. As Mercury retrograde backs out of Sagittarius and into Scorpio on Nov 6, you could start to question whether you have the courage or talent to carry on, whether you really want what you’ve been aiming for or vocalizing all this time.
The super moon solar eclipse on Nov 13 is in a powerful, perhaps even life-altering, position for your sign. You’ll feel the strongest effects if you are born July 13-15 or close by those dates. The eclipse is a milestone catalyst for matters to do with your profession, business, art, creativity, love life, and children.
Affecting your money, love life, career, children or a cherished personal goal, the lunar eclipse on Nov 28 can unlock your new reality. Embrace your future; don’t stay tethered to your past.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Mercury retrograde keeps you searching for ways to increase your comfort margins and to get a better handle on directing your future, rather than to let it be dictated to you. This may require that you consider options you thought were too far out of reach or too complicated to add to your existing program. Or it may require you come up with something completely new for yourself.
The solar eclipse can be a major catalyst for home, real estate, renovation projects, and family matters. It is suggestive of a major personal milestone, or one for a particular family member. It can set a new financial bottom line in place. For some, it can be time to consider bankruptcy. For others it can be a power-play time for resurrecting yourself financially. Matters to do with the past, your ancestry/ancestral home can also take centre stage. This eclipse can signal an ideal time to start your own business or to make a major investment. By the same token, perhaps the eclipse will prompt you to shut down and start over again. This eclipse, and Mercury retrograde, can make you take a much deeper look inside. Addictions, self sabotaging, undermining relationships, or a polluted home environment can no longer be tolerated.
Whether you’ve planned, or it takes you by surprise, look to the full moon eclipse on Nov 28 to get you to a fresh start line. Of course, before you reach it, there’s a finish line to cross. Regarding work, health, or your desired turnaround, Mars/Pluto suggests you need to get fully committed and to tackle it hard if you want to see the results you know are waiting to be had. No matter what monumental task you may face, there’s not a minute left to waste.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Mercury retrograde can keep you wondering what it would be like to be somebody else. You can find your head is in one place, while your heart and body are elsewhere. While running away could also be in your thinking, if that’s not a real prospect, perhaps there’s an opportunity for travel or getting out and around more. Visitors can come and go; a roommate or family member can too.
Mercury retrograde can make you more distracted or absent minded, so plan to keep a more alert watch on your keys, glasses, papers, payment deadlines, etc. Also, try not to overspend. You could have a tendency to rationalize an extravagance as a necessity. Don’t kid yourself.
As of the solar eclipse on Nov 13, Mercury retrograde will back in Scorpio. This switch can drastically change your line of thinking or reasoning. Know that you’ll be more sensitized to environments and people. You’ll pick up more than is spoken through their body language and nuances. By the same token, your vibes/physical presence will speak volumes too.
You can be directly or indirectly impacted by others. The eclipse can put an added spotlight on a friend or sibling. They can go through something intense, or your relationship can change with them in some major way. The eclipse can also bring up issues of trust, addictions or push your abandonment buttons. As is typical of Mercury retrograde, issues to do with transportation, equipment, and vehicle maintenance can pile on added expense.
Consider an overhaul to your marketing and advertising, your social life, your scholastic ambitions. Perhaps it is time to scout for another agent, advisor, bank, or healthcare professional. It can be the right time to sign up for therapy, counselling or a new training program.
The sun’s entrance into Sagittarius on Nov 21 through lunar eclipse on Nov 28 packs a lot into a short period of time. The eclipse can show you a glimpse of what’s waiting on the road ahead. This switch-track eclipse can be the catalyst for a major change regarding your career, self employment, education, family, citizenship, an official relationship status or holiday plans. Recognition or an award can be in the works for some. The eclipse can end or start a major relationship. A wedding, special anniversary, or new addition to the family is also within the range of possibilities too.
LIBRA (Sept 22-Oct 22)
Venus, continuing in Libra to Nov 21, keeps you going strong. You can make a stronger impact and impression now, so by all means, vie for extra attention and use that Venus to your advantage. Be heard and seen. Your appearance counts. Your body language speaks volumes for you too.
Mercury, beginning retrograde in Sagittarius, gives you plenty extra to think about. It seems you have some big decisions to make. Perhaps there’s a major expense to weigh, plans that need to be changed, or the dilemma of what to do next with a key relationship, (friend, sibling, teacher, agent, advisor.) Should you go back to school? Sign up for additional training? Take out another loan? Would another location be a better fit for you? Is it time to part ways? Give yourself extra time to figure it out. It’s never a good idea to make a major commitment or purchase while Mercury is retrograde. Of course if you have to, know that divine order is at work. If possible, try to leave yourself a back-out or back-up plan. A temporary set-up or try-out phase is appropriate for the retrograde cycle.
The solar eclipse on Nov 13 can help you to better understand the scope of your present challenges and needs. This eclipse, and Mercury’s dip back into Scorpio, puts it on the line. You may be forced to “bite the bullet” in some way, financially or emotionally. A health matter can require priority attention too.
The eclipse in opposition to Sedna can make you face a part of yourself or your life that you didn’t want to accept as a reality. Once you reconcile with this, everything changes. This eclipse could put your life on a complete overhaul.
Your new chapter is a compelling one. You’ll know its importance by the way you feel on the inside. On the positive, the eclipse can launch you into an especially fertile and lucrative cycle. It can start you on a new income source. It also prompts added resourcefulness and tenacity, so remember where there’s a will, there is a way – trust you’ll find it. You are likely to discover natural talents and capacities you didn’t know you had.
An existing relationship can go through profound change. A new relationship can hit you right to the core of your soul. With Scorpio so emphasized, the relationship can turn into a juicy obsession from the get-go.
The days before the lunar eclipse on Nov 28 bring you through an important ending, finalization, or solidification. This eclipse can bring news, an opportunity, an arrival or departure. Expect to surpass a final hurdle, block, or test. It all changes from this point forward. What’s set into play will set the long term into motion.
SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)
As of Nov 6 when Mercury turns retrograde, you are likely to become aware of the fact that you aren’t as far along or as on target as you thought you were. A change of mind, a side-track, distraction, or temporary derailment is typical of the retrograde cycle. Something financial or emotional can hit you hard.
If your birthday falls on or near Nov 13, the super moon solar eclipse will be especially impactful. It can be a watermark year ahead, one that can completely revolutionize the course of your life, perhaps unexpectedly or suddenly so. Of course all of us will feel the intensity of this month’s eclipses. How it plays out for you could occur in any number of ways. Remember that this eclipse has already been in effect for the past month or so. Review and you’ll gain a good clue.
Mercury retrograde in Scorpio and the solar eclipse can put health on the front burner. It’s a good time to pump up on the vitamins and other good for you routines. If the inkling hits that you should see a professional and/or get a second opinion, by all means do so. The solar eclipse is a super new moon, which suggests it is time of exceptional potent, exceptionally ripe and ready beginnings. If you want to shape up or have demons to face, now’s the time to make the commitment. You’ll have better stick-to-it from here on in. The solar eclipse can bring something totally unexpected too.
While Mercury travels retrograde in your sign, you are gifted with an extended time to look both ways before crossing the street, and to make sure your batteries are fully recharged. This review or search searching time will help you to gather up enough momentum to tackle that fresh or brand-new start. You know you can do anything you set your mind to. Use this super new moon eclipse and the time-is-come lunar eclipse on Nov 28 to get the show on the road. A friendship, association, mentor relationship, professional matter, legal matter, lifestyle, or important contract can terminate or begin. The lunar eclipse can launch or change an official status, or a more authoritative or responsible position (re personal or professional life). It could bring you important recognition.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV 22~DEC21)
Mars in Sagittarius continues to fuel you through Nov 16. Although you should find you have enough energy to carry you the distance, it is still wise to keep tabs on yourself and to stay balanced re health regimes and reasonable limits. Once Mercury turns retrograde in Sagittarius (Nov 6), it can knock some of the wind out of your sails.
The solar eclipse on Nov 13 can expose a critical blind-spot. You may have sensed and felt something major was on brew but have downplayed or altogether ignored it. Once the eclipse hits, and the secrets are out, you can’t sweep it under the rug. On the other hand, the eclipse can reveal a hidden opportunity or advantage. Pounce on it. It could be the start of something quite lucrative or potent. The eclipse can signal a major break through and is staging in so many critical and life altering ways. You can come to important realizations and discoveries. It is an inception point for so much more to come. In fact, it can be a pregnancy indicator for some. For others, this eclipse can lead you onto a path of service or introduce you to your ultimate other.
If life explodes on you unexpectedly, give yourself extra time to let the dust settle before you stir the pot again. Remember, this eclipse will only be of major influence if it directly impacts your chart. For some, the eclipse can come and go with little notice beyond the usual Mercury retrograde annoyances.
Nov 21 to Nov 28 is the second highpoint of the month. Venus goes underground in Scorpio shortly after the sun enters Sagittarius. The end of Mercury retrograde on Nov 26 is accompanied by Venus/Saturn finishing off and starting anew. Mars does the same with Pluto on Nov 27 and the lunar eclipse occurs on Nov 28. By the time you get through all these definitive planetary aspects, it should remove all lingering doubt or questions. Regarding an investment of money, heart, or time, Mars/Pluto suggests you should buckle yourself in for the long haul. Whatever launches now will be of major importance for some time to come.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22~Jan 19)
Mercury begins retrograde out of Capricorn’s sight, but it can wreak havoc all the same. Make sure not to overlook the subtle hints you get from others – or from your own intuition. Either could be showing you the tip of the iceberg.
The solar eclipse of Nov 13 can blow it wide open for you. A sudden insight, second look/chance, or unexpected exchange can be the “it” moment. The impact can be jarring or liberating. It can utterly transform your lifestyle, your financial picture, your love life or career prospects. Whatever happens, you can’t sit on the fence with this one – it’s all or nothing, power-play time. It’s up to you to turn the moment into gold. Hopefully you’ll see/understand the opportunity for what it is worth.
Mercury retrograde dips back into Scorpio from Nov 13 and finishes retrograde on Nov 26. This back track is sure to bring unexpected reconnections. Something you thought you had laid to rest can come back for one more round. Keep exploring but don’t finalize or commit until the lunar eclipse on Nov 28 gives you the final go-ahead signal.
Solidly in your corner, Mars tenants Capricorn, Nov 16 to Dec 25. This Mars placement will help you to keep striving and pushing forward while also maintaining your cool. Nov 23, Mars begins to make better stride. Nov 26, Venus and Saturn have done enough evaluation and are now ready to cement a new deal. By Nov 27, Mars/Pluto will begin their new two year agenda. This is an empowering time for you. Don’t hold yourself back. Your future awaits you, take the ride.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20~Feb 18)
Whether it’s planned or serendipitous, Mercury retrograde is sure to put you back in touch with folks. While that can be entertaining, both Mars and Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius find you keen to reinvent your social life and/or to make a significant lifestyle move. You may feel that you have outgrown your old friends or current social network. Too, you can find that a community involvement, career goal, or personal interest that you used to feel quite pumped about, may no longer hold the same appeal. A battery recharge can do you a world of good. Keep looking around, more and better is out there for you.
With or without Mercury retrograde, life continues to deliver one thing after another.
The solar eclipse super moon on Nov 13 can put surmountable pressure on you and/or hold you to accountability. It can prove to be the career, financial, or personal prompt you have been waiting for. Yes, its time to completely reinvent the wheel. The solar eclipse puts the spotlight on dealings with an authority, financial ambitions, debt management, and legal matters. Life may be one of choice, or you could find yourself backed into a corner. Either way, it now becomes necessary to take charge and/or assume command in some feature way. Directly or indirectly, someone of significant influence can be particularly influential in directing the course of your life. For example someone may step down from a management position, in which case you will either have a new person to answer to, or you may be asked to step into the role yourself. Too, major restructuring within the company, bank, or legal system can have a significant impact on you. This eclipse suggests that you can’t sweep it under the carpet, or get away with things, so make sure you do what’s legally and morally correct. When Mercury is retrograde, things can come back to bite you – and of course we know that never feels good. The eclipse will make a direct hit on your chart if you were born on or around Feb 11. For you, this eclipse can suggest a commitment dilemma. Perhaps you no longer want what you originally did. It can be a time of seeing the writing on the wall. The eclipse is a new moon, which is exceptionally favourable for reformatting your life from the ground floor up. For some, the eclipse can pull a sudden rug, for others, it’s one of taking charge of your destiny. By the way, this eclipse can produce a profound or remarkable experience, i.e. a transition, passage, or milestone of note. Too, it can reconnect you to a birth parent, a missing or absentee person, a lost love from another time and place, a profound spiritual healer or mentor, etc.
Mercury ends retrograde on Nov 26, just two days before the lunar eclipse in Gemini on Nov 28. You are likely to feel the energy of this eclipse build as early as Nov 23. Nov 26, Venus and Saturn bring you to a finishing stage or finish line while at the same time they are down to the serious business of cementing your new reality. This planetary pairing can end or begin a professional, financial, or karmic contract. On Nov 27, Mars and Pluto also mark a significant chapter end and start you on a new two year learn-the-ropes transition. The lunar eclipse on Nov 28 can bring news, answers, results, a visitor, an event to attend, an exceptional opportunity or an important piece of information to light. When the right time and place moment arrives, embrace it for all its worth. The lunar eclipse enhances career, education and creative potentials, travel, publishing, public or media profile, art endeavours, luck, fame, and love prospects.
PISCES (Feb 19~March 20)
What direction do you want your life to take now? Do you still want what you have? Mercury retrograde can keep you steeped in a critical reassessment of ambitions, priorities, and obligations. A major career or personal life redirection seems to be in the works. Perhaps your choices are already decided by circumstance and/or the influence of someone in particular (a family member, an official, boss or other authority figure.) For now the best you can do is to give yourself ample latitude and to meet each day one at a time.
The solar eclipse on Nov 13 delivers an especially opportune fresh start momentum if your birthday falls on or near March 12. (That’s Mitt Romney’s birthday.) All things considered, the eclipse in trine to Pallas Athene suggests that circumstances are rolling along as they should and that you have a natural talent for extracting the best the moment has to offer. A new strategy/new lifestyle can fit like a glove and that most things come together for you readily and well.
As is typical, Mercury retrograde can find you revisiting places, and faces. Too, you could resume an ambition, plan or relationship you didn’t expect would come your way again. A complete change of heart, mind, plans, or interest level can occur too. By all means, explore your options, but keep open-ended and as flexible as possible until the retrograde is over.
If things feel too overwhelming, look to Mars in Capricorn, beginning Nov 16, and Venus in Scorpio, starting on Nov 21, to help you get a better handle on it all.
On the same day that Mercury retrograde ends, Venus completes the relationship, manifestation, and financial timetable that was begun in Aug of 2010. (Mars did the same last August.) What lives on, what terminates, what transforms? Venus and Saturn now move into the next phase, and on Nov 27, Mars and Pluto do the same. On Nov 28, the lunar eclipse brings the dividing line between yesterday and tomorrow to a critical peak. A new address can be in the works for some. For all, the Nov eclipses are programmed to fast forward you into your awaiting future.
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