Music of the Spheres
Astrological Insights by Susan Heinz
Astrology for November
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As the nights lengthen and darkness falls more quickly, we know that the Scorpio time of the year has arrived. Scorpio, a water sign, takes us into ourselves to feel acutely this shift in season. This is the Scorpio gift, the power to transform from one stage to another, and to see into the more subtle or hidden areas of life. Scorpio carries tremendous strength and endurance when channeled positively, supporting the great transitions in life.
In October, Saturn entered Scorpio; last there in 1982- 85. The energy of Saturn in Scorpio calls for perseverance, in order to make the shifts in our lives. Now we look deeply at what we have created within our lives and relationships. Saturn tests our ability to let go of the old habits, and systems that no longer serve us. It is time to look at our shared values and resources, our debt and finances, to see clearly the truth of what has been created. Saturn in Scorpio brings our attention to what is life sustaining or destructive.
As humanity is challenged to embody a new collective paradigm, poised at the point of crisis and breakdown, (Uranus Pluto alignment), the Scorpio qualities can assist with the present need for transformation. Scorpio asks us, “What is it that you need to let go of, in order to engage in new creative beginnings? What deep feelings are arising and need to be heard? Where is your life cluttered and unclear? What is the state of your relationships?”
In our personal lives, with Saturn in Scorpio, we can explore more deeply real intimacy, come to new understanding in handling our differences, and confront directly issues with money. Life will flow more easily as we realistically engage in these issues.
The eve of election night will be quite interesting as Mercury goes retrograde on the 6th, similar to the last mercury retrograde on election day (Bush/Gore election). The outcome can be delayed, confused, with challenges in counting ballots.
A Solar eclipse takes place on the 13th of this month, in the sign Scorpio, while a lunar eclipse takes place on the 28th. Eclipses take place in pairs, twice a year. Eclipses expose situations or things that have been hidden and brings them to the surface. Often people feel tired with the intense energy of eclipses. We might feel more emotional, more impacted by the feelings of others, and witness intense power struggles.
The Sun moves into fiery Sagittarius on the 21st.
Twelve opportunities for November: For Sun and Rising signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): Underlying motivations and patterns are exposed this month. You will bring a lot of determination and energy to achieve a goal. You are supported in perseverance and steadiness toward fulfillment. People will feel your integrity. Be flexible as unexpected situations arise, ultimately giving more possibilities.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): This is an excellent time to step out of your subjective contemplations and look at your life objectively as possible. There is a deepening process taking place. You are transforming feelings of inadequacy into strength and mastery. Be open to following your interest and keep the energy moving. Focus deepens as you keep following what feels alive.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): This month brings particular awareness to your feelings in relationship. Balancing your many interests with a focused center of deep intention, now supports a clear sense of purpose. Change your daily routines if they are leaving you scattered, or not supporting the most meaningful things in your life. As you do so, love and enjoyment enter your life.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): You are moving into a two year period of re-defining yourself, of creatively expressing yourself, and being willing to put yourself out there. Create a daily structure that helps you to fulfill your creative goals, to manifest an ideal or dream that resonates with your deep values. Someone comes on very strong to you. It helps you to know exactly what you want.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): This month begins a process of inner investigation that will bear much fruit. You are establishing a deeper sense of yourself that will be a support through the coming years. Your home and family are a focus and can best be served by giving attention to clearing and repairing. Be alert to the deeper emotional interchanges that are now taking place. Around the full moon your confidence becomes stronger.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): This month is an ideal time to educate yourself, or deepen your understanding. Your ability to sustain your attention is strengthened. If you find yourself dwelling in worry or anxiety, make a day with no commitments, and retreat, letting yourself sort through your thoughts. Writing and analysis is now supported. Issues with a sibling may arise where communication and clarification of what you can or cannot do will be beneficial.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): You feel more peace and harmony this month, especially as you see what is good in your life. Relationships go smoother, and you feel much love. Travel is enjoyable and learning enhanced. But you are also being practical during this month. Defining your financial needs and setting your own limits will be helpful to those who are involved with you. Toward the end of the month it is best to proceed with patience and calm.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): This is an important month for you, as Saturn moves into Scorpio. It is a time for reflection on your life and moving into new beginnings. You are more willing to take up the responsibilities that you may have put off before. You are defining and examining things in a way that will best serve you over time. A new level of commitment comes into your life.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): This month you experience a shift in your life. As you turn inward and begin a review of things, a new level of self-discovery unfolds. There is a shedding of one identity and a time of sensing yourself in a new identity. Re-evaluating and reprioritizing in your core is taking place, touching places within you that haven’t been touched for quite awhile. Relationships are rich, with more openness and compassion available.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): You can feel yourself on the edge of the something new, yet not quite certain what it is. This month focuses you on your sense of direction and purpose in the future. Here your social connections and friendships can serve to support you or you can feel where there are obstacles. Move forward with your visions for the future. These will develop over the next year, so carefully attend to them over time. Mid month you will feel much more energy. Your drive to accomplish goals will be very strong.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): During this month you are best served by reexamining your goals and your career. You look at your role in the community and reevaluate the values you stand for. Are you manifesting the things that are meaningful to you? Is there something that you would like to accomplish that is not being manifest? Now is the time to bring in focus to support this.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): This is an uplifting time. You experience life more fully. Your love takes a definite form. You feel joyfulness. It’s important to balance yourself now because over extending yourself is quite possible. Your home is still an important focus of love and enjoyment.