November brings us into the deep waters of Scorpio. Feelings intensify; values are challenged. This is an excellent time to expose what has been hidden, to the light of day. Time to let go of tightly held identities, so that change and transformation can take place. With the Uranus Pluto lineup still in place, accentuating revolution and breakdown, the Scorpio energy can intensify the needs and demands of polarized sides. As Venus and Mercury enter Sagittarius on November 2nd, discussion of philosophy, and belief systems, increase. The full moon takes place on November 10th, in earthy Taurus. Issues dealing with financial security and values are in the forefront, along with environmental concerns.
Mars enters earthy and practical Virgo on the 10th, leaving the leadership fire sign, Leo. Mars entered Leo on September 18th, when courageous leadership is supported. The Occupy Wall Street had their first gathering on the 17th. Mars then aligned with Uranus in Aries, fueling revolutionary and inspired actions. We can see that this Leo Mars fueled Obama’s ability to take leadership, as it also did for Herman Cain, who has much fire in his natal chart. As Mars settles into hardworking, detail orientated, Virgo, it will be interesting to watch what evolves. Mars sojourn in Virgo cultivates a lengthy period of down to earth productive work. This is because Mars will stay in Virgo until the beginning of July 2012. Usually Mars travels through a sign in 2 months. The long stay in Virgo maps out a period of devotion to the work that needs to be accomplished. Our need for recognition fades, as service to the greater good, and devotion to our goal, is emphasized. This sets the stage for the 11/11/11 global meditation event. (See www.crystalinks.com, the event, Fire the Grid). The unique numerology of this day marks a collective visioning point for humanity to link up and visualize a healthy, regenerated earth and global community. The number 1 holds the energy for the emergence of an enlightened consciousness of which we can all share.
On November 16th, active Mars aligns with Jupiter in Taurus, the sign of money, banking and the earth. Mars then begins its lineup with Pluto on the 23rd. This marks one of two powerful turning point times in transforming the banking systems or financial outlooks, along with tremendous energy to accomplish goals that call for perseverance. This lineup also supports visionary thinkers and activists in the green movement. On a personal level, there can be great devotion and perseverance to a task, goal or project at this time. This is the time as the I Ch’ing says, “Perseverance furthers”. Be patient and take things one day at a time with your goal and intention in sight. Next June will bring the first rewards of your persistence.
On November 22nd, the Sun enters fiery and philosophical Sagittarius, followed by its alignment with revolutionary, visionary Uranus, on the 23rd. Expect demonstrations, and rebellions to increase, with the demands now being clarified and communicated. Mercury goes retrograde on the 23rd highlighting the collective need to review our belief systems. It will test our ability to respond with spontaneous energy, be more open, and creative with change in our lives. (Mercury goes direct on December 13.)
On the 24th, a Solar Eclipse, new moon, takes place. It is called a Supermoon because it is closest to the earth and in perfect alignment with both earth and sun. The lunar effect will increase. People can feel more emotional, more inspired, more tired or energized. On the 26th, Venus enters Capricorn, joining the planets in the earth signs, continuing the focus on achieving our goals.
Twelve Opportunities for November:
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): This month highlights a time to attend to the practical, connect with nature, and/or take action on a larger goal or project. With Mars moving into Virgo on the 10th, balance change with patience, and getting the details down. Allow new situations, people, and changing perspectives, to be part of your life. With the solar eclipse of the 24th this is a time to rethink your outlook on life. Be inspired with learning something new.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): The focus at the beginning of the month is on your relationships. Bring your perceptive abilities into understanding another’s point of view. Growth is stimulated for you this year. What do you love? You are moving into an excellent time for achieving goals and long-term projects. The eclipse focuses on your intimate encounters with others and supports change. Differences of opinion are highlighted.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): The beginning of November brings to light your day-to-day habits. Examine your daily work patterns while attuning to what is essentially important to your emotional well-being. You are balancing feelings with the practical realities of life. The solar eclipse highlights your patterns in relationship, partnership, and marriage. You are challenged, again, to step into your wisdom, overcoming a sense of inadequacy. Work on grounding. Entering a new group or situation can be helpful to stimulate new relationships.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): This month you must honor your own needs for expression and enjoyment. The full Moon highlights the needs of the group, or extended family, versus your desire to be yourself. Balance is the key word. Mid month as Mars moves into Virgo, your thinking clarifies. You are decisive. This is an excellent time to examine your thinking process and communication style in order to support the changes you want to see.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): While you have had a burst of energy recently you now are moving into the next phase of that cycle. This phase develops more discernment in where you want to go, what you want to do and how you want to handle your money and resources. Your talents are of service to others. It is good to watch your finances now and refrain from overspending. The Nov 24th eclipse highlights your sense of confidence in yourself. It is an excellent time to learn something new. Be alert to arguesome tendencies in relationship.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): You have just completed something very important. Your direction at this time may not be clear until after the 10th, when your energy picks up. This is an excellent time to move forward with enthusiasm toward your goals or project. It is a creative time for you. There is a shift in your perspective that allows real change. The solar eclipse finds you concerned with home and family issues. You may want to do things your way but be open to trying things in a different way.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): This is a decision making time for you. You are thinking about money issues and what you really value with your partner, or friends. Communication abilities are very strong now and you share your deep understanding of things. Communication with siblings goes smoothly the first part of the month but can be much more challenging later in the month. Resist conflict. You are entering a period of time where retreating and focusing on a goal or project is very highlighted. You are now able to make very real practical progress. This is a unique time for the next several months.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): During the end of October, into the beginning of November, you may have felt in limbo. You have strong feeling but hesitate to act on those feelings. This is wise. Relationship is very highlighted now and patience is helpful. You are coming into a time of focusing on your goals and getting things accomplished. Friends or other people can be helpful in this process. The solar eclipse shines a light on issues of self worth, and any unresolved money issues. This is an excellent time for change and seeing things from a new perspective. You may experience people being critical or demanding. Don’t react. This tests your understanding of the situation from a larger perspective.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): This is a very powerful time for communication. You can deliver your thoughts, directions, concerns, with diplomacy and kindness. Writing is highlighted and your artistic abilities are heightened. You are busy but steady in your daily life and work. This is an excellent time to rearrange your working space or office. It is also an excellent time to assist others in making big changes in their lives or organizations. The powerful solar eclipse that takes place in Sagittarius on the 24th (Thanksgiving) is a great time to tune into energies of change and inspiration. You may want to start the day with a quiet meditation to open to the powerful energies coming through.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): All Capricorns have felt the intensity of these times of change. It’s like being blasted apart to reintegrate and know yourself in a new way. You are moving into a time that supports your focused work toward a goal. This is a unique time where real progress can be made. You are in a phase of growth that strengthens you and your trust in yourself through a death/rebirth experience. Where you feel conflict or inner turmoil, focus instead on moving toward your goal in steady practical ways. You are building an inner foundation to support your positive goals.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): November highlights career opportunities. Don’t be afraid to communicate the way you see things, or your perspective. This will be received well. After the 10th, all research and investigation is supported. You will be able to focus clearly on what you want to accomplish, especially by working alone. After the 23rd, unexpected situations may arise with friends or acquaintances. Take your time to reflect before responding. You might perceive things in a new way, which is exciting and innovative.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): As you move into November be aware of confusion or indecisiveness coming from other people. This time supports conveying your point of view in diplomatic, and successful ways. All writing and editing projects are highlighted at this time. The solar eclipse of the 24th shines its light on your public standing, your career goals, or how you want to contribute to the community. It is a good time to stand up for what you believe in though you may engage with others who critical or skeptical.
Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 29 years, bringing together traditional & esoteric astrology, Tarot and Qabalah. For info on her Friday monthly astrology groups, her Qabalah and astrology classes and for personal consultations, call (831) 479-3751, or e-mail Susan Heinz