We begin the month with Mercury turning retrograde at 6:04 pm EST on November 6, Election Day, until Nov. 25th. Because Mercury Retrograde is a time of delays and communication screw-ups, it will be very interesting to see how Election Day turns out. The last time this happened during a Presidential vote, Al Gore lost his win to George Bush.
We also have two Eclipses this month. The first one, a Total Solar Eclipse, conjoins the New Moon at 21º 57′ Scorpio, on Nov. 13th at 5:17 pm EST and can only be seen in northern Australia and the southern Pacific Ocean. Hold onto your hats with this very transformative Scorpio Solar Eclipse, as it may portend the restructuring of traditional cultural values, and concepts.
The close aspects of this month’s New Moon support this general outlook. Uranus quincunx Saturn promotes the theme of Freedom vs. Responsibility, helping us to confront authority, overcome restrictive tradition and take the time to effect change in our lives. The North Node conjunct Mercury, along with Neptune squaring the Node/Mercury reflects our struggle to maintain duality. However, Uranus trine Mercury gives us independent thinking outside of the status quo, while Neptune sextile Mars and trine Saturn help us heal, develop clairvoyance, meditation and insight. And finally, Pluto sextile Saturn gives us the opportunity to regenerate society and ourselves through the use of wisdom, discipline and hard work.
The second, a Full Moon, partial Lunar Eclipse occurs on Nov 28th at 9:33 am EST at 6º 40′ Gemini and can be seen in Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and most of Asia. Communication will be in the forefront with our Gemini Moon, however, being quincunx to Venus, Mars, Saturn and Pluto, our emotions are in for a bumpy ride. Themes here deal with self-approval, balancing action with consideration for others, and emotional maturity/rigidity. Saturn makes an uncomfortable situation even more so with a quincunx to Uranus, highlighting the theme of freedom vs. responsibility.
With Saturn conjunct Venus we need to be careful not to get down in the dumps. However, duality prevails with six sextiles that help lift us out of our emotional roller coaster.
Moon sextile Uranus helps us let go of the past, while opening to new opportunities, fun and excitement. Mars sextile Venus/Saturn adds harmony, endurance and practicality. Capping it off, hard work and discipline prevail with Pluto sextiling Venus/Saturn also giving us stability through regeneration.
And the Rest…
Neptune goes Direct on Nov 11th bringing in clarity of thought and helping you move forward with your worldly goals.
Venus moves into Scorpio on the 23rd – 17th Dec. heightening our sexual desires, passion and lower emotions in close relationships.
Mars moves into Capricorn Nov 18th – 27th Dec. giving us practicality, discipline along with professional ambition.
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