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Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating!
For the past eighteen months, the karmic axis through Aries/Libra has tipped the scales regarding key one-on-one relationships, social involvements, and money matters. As of the new moon on Nov 11, the axis switches to a Virgo/Pisces filter. If there’s something to fix, it will be revealed. If there’s work (or unfinished work) to be done, it will begin. The good thing about this transit is that what’s necessary is also falls into the category of opportune. Fresh potentials can prove themselves readily doable. There’s a greater opportunity to heal, to fix, to upgrade, and to move the unfinished karma further along. Your soul’s agenda could be a busy one, our collective soul agenda is a busy one too. You may find that just as soon as you start to get a handle on one thing, there’s something else to deal with. Look to the houses of your birth chart where the north and south nodes are transiting to see what now will gain attention and grow more urgent or important. This eighteen month cycle will also supply greater potency to the transits of Mercury, Neptune, and Chiron.
Although Venus teams up with Mars in Virgo on Nov 2 to begin a new two year personal improvement and healing chapter, they will almost immediately extract from two different supply catalogues. Venus in Libra draws from the completing nodal cycle on Nov 8, while Mars gains from the newly launching nodal cycle. How does it add up? Now that Venus has completed a preliminary observation and evaluation program, she’s quickly onto a new wave-length. She’ll now attract, relate, and communicate with more discernment and focused intention. Venus desires healing, to make corrections, to identify with self in a more holistic and self honouring way, to extract from a more authentic, more rewarding wellspring. The eighteen month cycle calls for more questioning, more transparency, more learning, and more perfecting. At the personal and social levels, Venus now knows that some of what she’s accepted or allowed is simply wrong, simply not good enough.
Mars in Virgo has great skill in targeting exactly what’s weak, flawed, and in need of fixing or healing. A cut-to-the-chase influence, Mars in Virgo is adept, efficient, and quick onto target. By Nov 12, Mars exits Virgo and joins Venus in Libra. Mars in Libra introduces new dynamics to the balancing act, to relationship ins and outs, to cooperative ventures, and diplomacy measures. Interestingly, a new alliance initiative is currently forming among UN nations to deal with the Syrian crisis. Can it be effective? Although there’s a major question regarding how to handle Assad, it looks like a step in the right direction. Know that while peace and equality is the aim, while Mars tours Libra, relationships can be a battleground. We are also confronted by competition or our own competing needs
Whether you celebrate the American Thanksgiving or not, the days leading up to the full moon on November 25 will keep newsmakers and us ordinary folk going more places and doing more things. Yes, there will be more travellers and traffic, fuller parking lots, and a substantial retail trend. I always think of the American Thanksgiving as the un-official launch to the Christmas shopping season.
Saturn in Sagittarius makes the first of three dynamic (square) alignments with Neptune in Pisces on Nov 26. It is a transit that will extend over this next year, but its influence will be cementing and permanent. (The next two exact alignments occur June 17 and Sept 10 of 2016.) Saturn/Neptune is a dissolving, disintegration, and receding influence. Reality as we have known it is giving way. It is being replaced by potentials that have been in the works, that have perhaps escaped our full notice, and that are now at a crystallization stage. This transit speaks to realities of glacier melting, dropping oil prices, to a rapidly shifting/deteriorating social and political world order, to loss of control, and to a progressive loosening up of rationales that have structured our reality base. Timely, ripe, and necessary, this Saturn/Neptune transit serves to shift the ocean tides of collective consciousness. It speaks of a time has come moment of great significance, for our individual journey and for life on the planet. The past is already gone. Let us place our faith and our best efforts into our future.
Nov 11: New Moon in Scorpio: 9:47 am (19:01 Scorpio) Karmic Axis sign switch: North Node into Virgo; South Node into Pisces
Nov 24: Full Moon in Gemini 2:44 pm (3:20 Gemini)
Nov 1: Mercury into Scorpio: 11:06 pm;
Nov 8: Venus into Libra: 7:31 am
Nov 12: Mars into Libra: 1:41 pm
Nov 13: Vesta in Pisces stations direct: 10:11am (28:34 Pisces)
Nov18: Neptune in Pisces stations direct: 8:32 am
Nov 20: Mercury into Sagittarius: 11:44 am
Nov 22: Sun into Sagittarius: 7:26 am
**Please note all times are Pacific Time (**Daylight Saving ends on Nov 1**)
Dates to watch: Nov 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10 – 13, 16 – 26, 28, 29
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
Whether you relish the opportunity to get at it or the task is piling up on you, there’s no better time to recommit yourself than right now. If you need an excuse to get motivated and/or to keep engaged, try listening to Etta James “I got a feeling” – just imagine how exhilarating it will feel to reach the goalpost!
Venus conjunct Mars in Virgo open November on a new work-it-out, get it fixed page. With Jupiter in Virgo also in the mix, know you can cover a lot more ground, cope with more, handle it better, and gain better than average.
As stated in the intro, for the past eighteen months, the transiting karmic axis has put a greater focus on key relationships, your social world, and money matters. As of the new moon on Nov 11, the karmic axis is onto a productive move-along. You should find you are sharper, shrewder, and quicker on the uptake, that you are able to more readily zero-in on what’s most lucrative, beneficial, and empowering. This new moon can signal a potent turnaround time and/or fresh start for you personally as well as for finances and intimate relationship involvements.
Whether you celebrate the American Thanksgiving or not, the news-worthy full moon on November 25 is sure to make for newsmakers and us ordinary folk going more places and doing more things. It shouldn’t be a surprise to see more travellers, busier parking lots, and a substantial retail trend.
Encompassing the full moon and the US Thanksgiving, Nov 22 through 26 can be a notable week. In addition to the US holiday, the week can produce notable news, a visitor, an invitation, announcement, an auspicious meeting or introduction, or a significant opportunity. Nov 24 to 29 can be a goal reaching time or solidifying in some significant way.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
You are likely to hit a much quicker move-along this month, thanks to several stellar triggers. Venus conjoined with Mars in Virgo on Nov 2 begins the month with great get- up-and-go fuel. Mercury in Scorpio (starting just before midnight on Nov 1) also spurs you to think along new lines and to show up for yourself in a more statement-making way. Scorpio month is always one that prompts or challenges you to greater risk taking. The karmic axis on a sign switch signals an ideal time for a liberating lifestyle change, a major career push, upgrade, or switch track. If you have staged it right so far, you can be at the start of a success and attainment curve. For some, a fresh new career track or love life prospect could feel like a dream come true. On the other hand, off the hamster wheel may be a step in the right direction too. Don’t hesitate to relocate for a better quality of life.
If you aren’t completely sure of how to put one foot in front of the other, recognize that the stars have your back on this one. You are already on the move at one level or another. Watch for the next couple of weeks to help you to get clearer on your better options and to point the way forward in a more obvious way
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
No doubt, you’ve been a busy one as of late. Thanks to Jupiter in Virgo, a one-year expand-the-scope transit that began last August, you are already working your way through a major grow-as-you-go trajectory. For the past number of weeks, Venus and Mars have been adding to the project. A sense of urgency or anxiety may accompany necessity. A home, family, or health renovation, a career track on the launch-pad or on a switch-track, holding yourself accountable to yourself or your bank account, filling in a missing blank; yes, the work is cut out for you. Time is conspiring on your behalf; seize the day.
As of Nov 2, Venus and Mars begin a new fix-it, improve-it cycle. Venus enters Libra on Nov 8; Mars does so on Nov 12. Both transits switch your attention from the “things”, to the people. Nov 13, 16 – 18 are good for making contact, for talks, negotiations, or social activity.
Through Nov 19, Mercury in Scorpio keeps you driven, focused, and on a push through. As of Nov 20, Mercury advances into Sagittarius. For the rest of the month, it’s time to be seen and heard more, to travel, promote, market, or scout. Encompassing a full moon in Gemini and the US Thanksgiving, the week of the 22nd is sure to be an on the go, one thing after another, week.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Use the first half of the month to scout, develop, hone-in, study, organize, and prepare. Mercury in Scorpio, the new Venus/Mars cycle beginning Nov 2, and the Scorpio new moon on Nov 11 will help you to greater efficiency regarding effort and resources. The transits will help you to better pinpoint what, who, where, and when is in your best interests. Nov 9 to 17 set you onto a productive move-along. As such, it’s a good time to interview for a job, to look for a new place to rent, to seek the advice of an expert, to streamline or specialize your services, to launch a new business venture, health regime, or study program.
The karmic axis sign switch will take you through an eighteen-month intensified information gathering, try-it-on-for-size cycle. You’ll feel prompted to spread your wings and to open up to life in some major way. Relocate; go in search of a better future. The cycle is intended to speed up your learning curve. It will do this through a trial, error, and elimination process. It will make the wrong turns more obvious, and make what’s important too big to ignore. Mercury and the sun in Scorpio assist you to be an attention getter, to make a stronger impact, and to impress those around you. Taking it to the next level, Mercury (starting Nov 20) and the sun (starting Nov 22) into Sagittarius ask you to stay performance based. Apply yourself, give it all you have, and watch the good it does you. Channel all of your energy into the work and health get-ahead. Nov 20 onward launches you into the holiday extras. There’s more work to tackle, but there’s also more pleasure, profit, and gain to be had.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
The first half of the month is for getting down to task. The second half of the month puts you on the move and into social circulation again.
Mercury in Scorpio and the new Venus/Mars cycle starting Nov 2 prompt you to better organization and resourcefulness. What’s necessary or missing should be obvious. Getting into a better routine or financial belt tightening doesn’t need to be such big deal. Every little thing counts; small steps eventually add up.
The Scorpio new moon on November 11 is begins a good launch-it, get it done cycle. If you want to get it for a cheaper price, book or shop earlier in the month rather than later.
Once Venus (Nov 8) and Mars (Nov 12) advance into Libra, you should find the going gets easier, that folks are more accommodating and that the feedback is good. Sales, profits, satisfaction, and romantic prospect hit an upswing. As is typical for this time of year watch for Mercury (Nov 20) and the sun (Nov 22) into Sagittarius to increase travel, fun, shopping and spending. Sagittarius month is always one of your best months to express, entertain, love, shine, and excel.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Jupiter has been in your sign since August, Mars since the end of September, and Venus since the end of last month’s Mercury retrograde. You should feel well boosted by all this fresh get-up-and-go energy! Perhaps you’ve been actively working toward it or feeling the necessity building inside of you; as of Nov 2, Venus and Mars begin yet another new heal-it/fix-it program. When it comes to self correction and/or self improvement, you’ll find yourself to be an especially quick study now. Not much gets past you! If/when you still feel uncertain of your best picks, start with an elimination process. What don’t you want? What isn’t good enough, etc? This method will quicken the path to answers and solutions.
The Scorpio new moon on Nov 11 is also productive and empowering. You’ll find you are particularly sharp, shrewd, and well targeted regarding words and action. Even so, Venus (Nov 8) and Mars (Nov 12) into Libra prompt you to further evaluation and/or reconciliation (with yourself or another.) Venus and Mars in Libra could bring an opportunity to partner-up or team-up. Both transits naturally prompt a more refined sense of observing and listening. Go by feel, go by heart.
Mercury (Nov 20) and the sun (Nov 22) into Sagittarius put home, family plans and real estate matters on the move. The days may be growing shorter but with the holiday season upon us, they are sure to get busier too. Nov 20 to 25 is likely to be full to the brim. As best you can, try to pace your time and money.
LIBRA (Sept 22-Oct 22)
Venus aligning with Mars in Virgo on Nov 2 begins a potent healing, corrections and making-it-real cycle. A creative venture can start to fill in with better definition too. The first ten days of the month can take you through a staging, planning, or wait-and-see phase. By the time you get to the Scorpio new moon on Nov 11, you should feel you are getting a better handle what’s showing good promise, what’s overtaking the lead on your priority list, and what’s worth the investment. Mercury in Scorpio (to Nov 20) keeps you sharp and well targeted.
Venus in Libra, Nov 8 to Dec 4, puts you into an attraction, attention getting, and opportunity cycle. It’s an optimal time to upgrade your appearance, your profile, or your presentation.
You certainly won’t be sitting around much while Mars tours Libra, Nov 12 to Jan 3). The transit is one that loans you more vim and vigour; it can make you feel feistier and spicier. Watch for Venus and Mars can push your refresh button in some dynamic way. You should find your pick up better speed on your process, project, and involvements. If it appeals to you, you’ll jump right into it. More risk-taking looks good on you but know the transits can also make you impulsive when it comes to the “I want” category. Watch your spending!
While the sun and Mercury are in Scorpio you’ll get a good lock on it. Ambition looks good on you. Once both Mercury (Nov 20) and the sun (Nov 22) trek into Sagittarius, you’ll hit the start of holiday shopping, and party season.
For the past eighteen months, the karmic axis has moved through your sign. No doubt there have been challenges and inner conflict along the way. This next eighteen month cycle will help you to make use out of what you have witnessed, and also to better integrate on the emotional level. This next year and half can be quite productive in terms of developing a skill or regarding getting yourself on track with personal improvement, a new health regime, a study program, or new business venture.
SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)
Are you feeling restless or want more in terms of a social life or pay-check? Feel like you are outgrowing something and/or have done more than your share regarding a relationship or community service? Rely on Mercury in Scorpio (Nov 1 to 20) and the new Venus/Mars cycle starting Nov 2 to re-energize you, to dish up fresh inspiration, to spark a new project or interest. Allow yourself to be pulled and directed by the energy flow. It could set you onto something quite lucrative, stimulating, useful, or captivating.
The new moon in Scorpio on Nov 11 and the day prior are good launch-it or have-the-discussion dates. The transits help you to be articulate and expressive; your radar should prove to be particularly strong and sharp. Use these days to give a presentation, to negotiate a deal, or to get your sexy on. You should hit the mark very well. Nov 17, 18 can be enlightening, informing, or revealing.
Once Venus and Mars switch out of Virgo and into Libra, you are likely to craving more quality time to yourself. At the same time, the karmic axis moves into a more active position for social involvement, career, romance, creativity, and/or involvement with children.
Mercury (Nov 20) and the sun (Nov 22) into Sagittarius can bring increase to your finances and assets, but it can also put you into a spending cycle. It’s not surprising for this time of the year.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 ~ Dec 21)
Apply yourself and you could be in for a very productive go of it. Thanks to Venus and Mars on a new initiative, the start of the month is an auspicious time to get down to task. Take on a new study or apprenticeship, tackle a new business venture or add to your professional repertoire. Put out more product, upgrade your marketing; get better organized, clear your clutter, downsize, streamline; specialize. Do yourself a favour and take your health and your wealth mandate more seriously. It’s the upfront effort that will determine your level of success.
Saturn’s ongoing square to Neptune suggests a transition of significance. It’s been in the works over the past couple of Saturn in Scorpio years. The cut-to-the-chase Saturn in Sagittarius years will shape up to be full-tilt continuance. The past is on more a rapid disappearing act while the future is no longer somewhere off in the distance, but right here and right now. Perhaps you have a sense of where life is taking you, but even if you can’t quite see what’s next, it is undoubtedly in the works.
Mercury into Sagittarius (Nov 20) and birthday month starting Nov 22 are sure to give you a fresh energy boost. Nov 22 through the full moon on Nov 25 are likely to be full the brim. If Nov 24 brings to you a stop or an end, it’s only temporary.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 ~ Jan 19)
Despite the added work or activity overload, November’s start places you on a productive move-along. Venus and Mars are on a new correct it/improve it initiative. They pump up your intuition and sharpen your decision-making skill. You should find you are especially adept with on the spot thinking and comebacks, especially through the first week of the month.
Venus into Libra (starting Nov 8) and Mars into Libra (starting on Nov 12) can call for more negotiating, peace-keeping, and checking in with others. Your foresight and instincts are particularly quick on the draw on Nov 10, 11, and 17, so mark these days as optimal for important discussions or contract signing.
Saturn’s ongoing square with Neptune suggests there’s plenty of unknown in front of you. Yes, there’s uncertainty regarding how the future will ultimately play itself out. There’s also a big question mark regarding another or others – how they might think, act, what they might require, or how they might influence outcomes, etc. Potentials have a life of their own; they always do. This is not a time to let fear or trepidation hold you back. It is a time when a dose of blind-faith may be required. You are wise to allow for the natural course to reveal itself; to unfold or to spend itself. Whether you recognize it or not, you have been developing a knack for managing the moment with great finesse. Jupiter’s one year tour through Virgo allows you a long and lucrative draw from the bank account labelled higher wisdom talent. For the next eighteen months, the karmic axis takes you through an accelerated growth and learning curve. Nov 20 to 25 puts everything on the increase. Take it in stride and you should find that you handle it very well.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 ~ Feb 18)
A new income stream and/or debt reduction schedule is a good target. An upgrade to your diet and health regime is also wise. Apply yourself and the new Venus/Mars cycle will help you to gain greater efficiency and resourcefulness where you need it the most. Anything you do to give yourself a leg up is a major step in the right direction. If there’s something to correct, upgrade or improve upon, don’t waste a minute, get on it. The whole month ahead holds productive potential. For the next eighteen months, the karmic axis will put added emphasis on getting it worked out better, especially regarding essential financial, relationship, and health upgrades. Venus (Nov 8 to Dec 4) and Mars (Nov 12 to Jan 3) through Libra can put everything on the increase, but they also set you onto a smooth sail. You can benefit directly or indirectly from others. Venus and Mars in Libra are also favourable for contract or legal matters, and for exploring new career, social, or love life opportunities. Nov 2 and the new moon on Nov 11 are auspicious for starting a new job, project, relationship, or for a major lifestyle overhaul. When it’s right for you, you’ll know it right from the get-go. It should have that natural, fits-like-a-glove feel.
Whether you travel, celebrate US Thanksgiving or simply carry on right where you are, watch for Nov 22 to 25 to be a full to the brim few days.
PISCES (Feb 19 ~ March 20)
There’s always room for improvement! Venus teamed with Mars in Virgo at the start of November set you onto a faster forward regarding a necessary correction or top-up. Do you feel on the short end with a relationship, a contract, or financial matter? If you aren’t getting what you feel you deserve, it’s time to speak up and/or to do something about it. Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, and the karmic axis are setting wheels in motion. The best you can do is to open up to the ebb and flow of opportunity, to observe time in action and to use it as your tool kit. Watch for clues and signals; when you get a hit of inspiration or courage, explore it, run with it. Your trust and faith can be tested, but when you take fear out of the equation, you’ll second-guess less and accomplish more. Through Nov 20, Mercury in Scorpio keeps your mind and your intuition sharp. You should find you can cut to the chase and convey with great impact. Use this transit to your benefit.
In retrograde since June, as of Nov 18, Neptune resumes forward motion. To some extent it can feel like you are getting yourself back into the game. Neptune will remain on an exceptionally potent karmic recall or fruition track for the next eighteen months. During this time, you’ll discover new resources, capacities, and talents. That which has been buried and/or under-utilized will provide a rich source of potential, learning, and growth. The full moon of Nov 25 and the days leading up to it can get you moving in a new direction or thinking along alternate lines. Mercury conjoins Saturn on Sept 24, Saturn turns a corner with Neptune on Nov 26, and the sun aspects both Neptune and Saturn on Nov 29. Look for this to be a goal post reaching, definitive, informing, or falls-into-place time.