November 5, 2017

Astrology for November

Jupiter, the planet of increase, having entered powerful Scorpio, is revealing the hidden, and probing the depths. We find ourselves in a time that enlarges and intensifies our experiences and emotional responses. Deep layers of the subconscious and feelings are triggered. Our vulnerability increases. Our outrage grows.

Three symbols help to describe Scorpio’s range and complexity.

Scorpio as Scorpion, stings back. Ways in which we seek to protect ourselves arise; to fight back, to attack. Or we might feel powerlessness, with resentment, anger, and loathing beneath the surface. At this level the battle between the ego/conditioned self and the soul, one’s unique essence, takes place. Who will dominate?

Scorpio as Eagle, gets distance, becomes a creature of air and spaciousness, riding on currents with sharp vision and broad views. The eagle as a bird of prey seeks a target to nurture its body and being.

Scorpio as Phoenix, the mythical bird of transformation, burns dramatically in fires of purification, to ashes. Then arising, is reborn anew. It’s form changes, but its pure essence remains.


Shortly before Halloween, in the season of falling darkness, our Sun enters mysterious Scorpio. The celebration and ritual of Halloween comes from the Celtic celebration of Samhain, marking the end of one year and the birth of a new, when the veils between the worlds become the thinnest. Suddenly life seems more fragile and we are aware of darkness and mystery. Boundaries of reality thin, becoming interpenetrating. We contact other realms. Scorpios are said to be attracted to that which is hidden, occult or esoteric, the great mystery!


Intense and dramatic describes the sign, so great is the Scorpio sensitivity. Its sensitivity feels into the intimacy and challenge of being human, attuned to healing and insight. Its goal is for regeneration and rebirth into expanded consciousness and wisdom. Scorpio merges with another and by doing so either resists and tries to control, or allowing, is transformed!


As Jupiter and the Sun entered Scorpio the Mueller indictments come out on October 31st ! This is the sign of power and control, of investigation and solving mysteries, of crossing the line into taboo areas, delving into secrets and hidden motivations, and literally, the investigators of the zodiac, spies, espionage, and detectives.


It also rules taxes, and debt, (Congress working on reforming taxes).


Mars aligns with Pluto on the 19th and Uranus on December 1st, triggering power struggles and heightening crisis. December 1st can bring unexpected situations, new possibilities, but calls for full attentiveness and skillfulness in diplomacy. Watch it play itself out through the global situation and USA politics.


The Full Moon is on November 3rd, in steady Taurus. Ground the energy, and open the heart to beauty, nature, and gratitude for Mother Earth. Gratitude, grounding and steadiness clear the way for the month’s journey. The New Moon takes place on November 19th in Scorpio. This New Moon, in the sign of life’s profound mysteries, deep insights, and intense experience, can seed our transformation.




The USA is challenged and activated by the planet Uranus, electrifying our attention, bringing upheaval and rebellion, a sense of chaos. As if hit by a flash of lightning, Uranus affects change in our limited perceptions and conditioned thinking. Wake up, wake up, it demands! A greater awareness is needed! Uranus aligns with the USA Mercury stirring and revealing crisis within our media, within our dialogue with each other, within what is considered the truth. It brings up crisis to our sense of security and identity. Like a hurricane, it strips away the structures and exposes the neglected, as well as exposing the hidden tactics used to separate and divide for power and control, for manipulation, and greed.

Saturn seeks to lasso Uranus into conversation. Saturn wants to secure a reality, to ground and give form. Now it seeks to harness the electrifying genius, the innovative, outside the box possibilities. Broaden your narrative and hold it steady into a new reality!


The Twelve signs: For Sun and Rising Signs


Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): This month, dear Aries, things are a bit stirred up. It can feel like you are the target of others behavior. Suddenly deep change is upon you. All change at this time though, will lead to fortunate outcomes. You may even now benefit from another’s resources or gifts. As you relax and receive, something softens in you. You even find a way to trust in the unknown that is now unfolding before you. You are in a period of healing and gathering. Stress is lessening, setting you up for renewal.

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): This month you are benefited by others. Your world or daily life is enlarged and complimented by others who share friendship and deep intimacy. Feeling vulnerable this month? Good! Stretch into what it is to be vulnerable, to be seen. You, dear Taurus, are deep Earth, layers of holding and protecting, cautious, yet strong and enduring. Explore what it means to be vulnerable, where your trust lies. Let spaciousness enter your joints, your heart and your mind. Kindness and Love prevail.

Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): Dear Gemini, take a deep breathe, and under this Taurus full Moon, contemplate your relation to the mystery, to what is divine, and sacred. During November you have the stamina, the energy and desire to express and create! Your sense of self becomes stronger and you want to share your thoughts and insights. Your sense of playfulness is energized and your heart feels more open. Find ways to deeply enjoy yourself

Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): This month you share with family and friends your love, and your heart. Drink it in and enjoy the beauty of this feeling. You are blessed this month with love and harmony. With Scorpio being the fifth sign from yours you are encouraged to express yourself, share yourself and play. Go out and enjoy yourself. You may experience a profound spiritual sense, a new perspective, an ideal love, a sweetness that is heart fulfilling.

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): Ah dear Leo, this month you shine in a position of authority or as a public figure. Perhaps it is your beauty that shines as you nurture and stabilize life for others. The full Moon on the 3rd in Taurus brings your attention to your outer and inner life, and where the balance is. Your home continues to be a place of great welcome and humor, with depth and intimacy. Invite your friends over! You notice deeper and more profound interconnections among them. They appreciate you!

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): The hard work that you have been doing, or the attentive attention to details and schedules now shifts. You refocus yourself on what it is that is of value, and what talents might you use to bring those values into manifestation. Writing, speaking, sharing knowledge, are greatly stimulated. Others will appreciate your deep contemplative insight. It’s an excellent time to acknowledge your feelings and underlying needs.

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Wow, Libra, there’s a surge to make changes, to take up your inner warrior, and direct yourself toward furthering your interests. Along with that, with Jupiter now in Scorpio, honoring your depth and your own self worth will become stronger and stronger as the months unfold. Loving- kindness is the key directive now. Powerful forces have confronted you as you navigate forward, stirring change at such deep levels. During November you feel a potent energy arising to renew and transform life for you. The key word is trust and gentle action.

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Ah, dear Scorpio, Happy Birthday! It’s not easy to be a Scorpio, full of intense feelings, passions, vulnerabilities, and judgments, but with the capacity for penetrating insights. Strong and enduring, a sign others may rely on. Now Jupiter enters your sign for 12 months. You find grace, expansion of your life and consciousness, a sense of well-being. From the 7th through the 22nd you feel more love and sweet connection with those around you, as Venus enters Scorpio and blends its harmonious energy with expansive Jupiter. Perfect time to be with those you love

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): The spirit calls to you now. A longing hovers near by, to abandon duty and touch into the inner life. You are dreaming up a new engagement with spirit and yourself for 2018. A stronger connection of oneness with all those you love, with the imaginative powers from which you create and perceive now increases. At the full moon, that beautiful Taurus Moon, retreat and sit under the night skies. You are a child of Jupiter! Of faith and possibility, of abundance, wisdom, and deep appreciation. Drink in the starry night for inspiration.

Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): Dear Capricorn, with Jupiter now in Scorpio, you can think outside the box. That means you step outside the “rules”, which the society dictates as achievement and success. In fact you are the Mergoat, a sea creature arising from the vast seas to learn to walk in a new terrain, land. Once on land you seek the mountaintop. It’s a journey of discovery that no one can judge and most of all not yourself. Our world is much more mysterious and complex than any of us understand. The Capricorn seeks the truth about who we are. The way to get there is step by step up the mountain path, trusting your inner direction. Warrior Mars is strong in your chart and takes up the dare!

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): Ah, Aquarius! However you showed up last month brings increase in your life. You can build on its momentum. You are received with love and encouragement. Publishing, teaching and the arts are highlighted. You’re usual brilliance shifts to include the power of heart, ideals, and the spiritual, the sacred. The question is how do you want to show up in its beauty? It’s the healing humanity needs. Some lingering judgmental belief is being lifted out and transformed. Stand up for yourself.

Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): Dear Pisces, this is the time to take that trip or take up that study that you have so longed to do. The dreamer in you is heightened. Your mind and your life want to expand beyond all the details of survival into the very heart of love, and mystery, to merge with the beauty of our human connection with each other and all of Earth. That Taurus full Moon calls to you to sink into what you love. Go walk by the sea. There’s another realm of life within that great body, all swaying to the rhythm.


Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 35 years, bringing together traditional & esoteric astrology, Tarot and Qabalah. For info on her Friday monthly astrology groups, her Qabalah, astrology and or, painting classes, and for personal consultations, call (831) 479-3751, or go to


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