Astrology for November 2013
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Astrological Insights by Susan Heinz
Astrology for November 2013;
As the fall settles toward winter, we feel the dramatic shift that Scorpio brings. We plunge into its watery depths and orientate ourselves to deepening darkness. This is the time to settle ourselves into a slower, reflective rhythm, as we experience dropping down into our inner spaces. Dropping into deeper states of feeling may catch us off guard. We may suddenly feel overwhelmed, “blue”, or anxious. It can feel like entering a void without a navigating point. A gathering of planets, along with a Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on the 3rd, alert us to the intensity of this time. (not visible to us on the west coast) Solar eclipses take place when the new Moon is in perfect alignment with Earth and Sun. Covering the Sun’s radiant body, the power of the Moon overtakes the Sun. Our impulses, and unconscious responses, become stronger. Emotional landscapes are revealed. An area of life we may of ignored, is lit up and available for transformation.
Confronting our fears or uncertainties with courage is now called for, courage to be with not knowing, courage to make new beginnings, and to take action on our convictions. With Mercury retrograde in Scorpio, we are best served to contemplate our lives. Scorpio brings us into the heart of our deep feelings for each other, as well as profound life and death issues that take us right to the core of this precious life.
We can imagine that this month is held in the arms of Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries, as the breakdown to breakthrough continues. This is the 4th exact alignment of this powerful pair. We are in the tremendous waves and labor pains of birthing new possibilities for the evolution of consciousness, both personally and collectively. Some feel the power to awaken to greater awareness, catapulting them into new ways of being. Some take up the call of action and join with the innovators and visionaries that offer their gifts to humanity. Others feel threatened, despairing, and contract into us versus them polarity, resisting transformation.
We are encouraged to stay aligned with the truth, to see beyond illusions, and fears. Saturn in Scorpio rips away the veils that those in power cast and shows us what has been secret and covert, exposing what is going on behind the scenes. It confronts us with our own denial. Watch for continued exposures of hidden agendas and environmental conditions.
Mercury goes direct on November 10th, releasing us into forward movement. The full Moon in sensual Taurus, takes place on Sunday, the 17th. The Sun enters fiery Sagittarius on Thursday the 21st, moving out of the inner realms of Scorpio, into expansion and positive optimism of Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the sign of gratitude, and idealistic hope, which gathers us into Thanksgiving.
Twelve opportunities for November: For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): November is filled with deep feelings, for you, Aries. There are touching and quite intimate moments this month. You are very much in a role of service and your life is busy. You see what is working and what isn’t working in relationships. Insights come and light up old patterns of relating. Be patient and flexible, as things ease up after the 10th.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): This month relationships are highlighted. The Solar Eclipse shines a light on what you desire in relationship, and also where you hold back. Holding back can be a positive force when it leads to greater understanding and clarity, but it can be restrictive to open hearted interactions and the flow of life. Someone from the past ignites your flame after the 4th.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): This month calls for adjustments and review. You may suddenly feel caught off guard with strong emotions. Let them shine a light on deeper needs you may have ignored. Allow yourself to feel your vulnerability and reconnect with a greater trust. Continue to cultivate the qualities in your life that you most appreciate.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): This month is a complex time for you. You might ask yourself, “How am I limiting myself from more fulfillment, joy and pleasure in my life?” The watery nature of this time may thrust you into unexpected depths of feeling, moods and anxiety. Take a day for yourself in contemplation. Much clearing and settling can be achieved, allowing your heart to open and receive the love around you.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): Don’t be unexpectedly taken by surprise with the intensity that you find yourself feeling. A call from within beckons you to attend to family, home, and your own inner life. Take some time to sort and clarify what is taking place. Your patience and discernment serves both yourself and those around you. Reconnect with what nourishes your soul.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): You may have many concerns on your mind and feel an underlying anxiety that you want to analyze and control. But as you allow yourself to drop into and through these watery depths of feeling you find a steadiness. Now is an important dreamtime for you and can be a very creative time for you. So take some time for yourself. Issues with a sibling return. Be sure that you have good boundaries.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): This month issues around family take the forefront. Changes have been and are afoot, your family, or home is and has been going through changes. Your feelings are deeply stirred. Take your time to settle into yourself and from there to reorient yourself. You may have continued concerns about finances and spending. Now’s the time to review the situation. Take action after the 9th.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Take a deep breath and exhale. This month is about finding your inner stillness and grounding. Be careful not to judge yourself harshly. You can allow your intuition to guide the changes that are now taking place in your life. Situations unfold more smoothly after the 9th. You are moving toward more enjoyment and confidence even as you attend to your responsibilities.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): Retreat, let yourself move into the deep unity you sense. Choose a week (or a day) to keep your schedule to a minimum and find a quiet sanctuary. Imagine a new relationship, partnership, or a new collaboration in your life. You are setting the stage for next month and particularly next summer when many situations open up for you.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): This month your connection with groups and friends is highlighted. You feel waves of emotion as you navigate new territory. Double-check any electrical or technical situations, as the trickster energy is afoot until Mercury goes direct after the 9th. Creativity and love are enhanced from the 5th and especially toward the end of the month.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): Right now you are aspiring toward a worthy goal. What you gain in your aspirations during this time becomes gifts you can share with others through your professional standing. Another dimension of your intelligence and creativity is cultivated. The Solar Eclipse in Scorpio tests your emotional balance and intimacy with others. New beginnings are taking place.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): This month you receive help in transforming an aspect of your work or community collaboration. Your vision and creative conceptualizing is activated. Certain beliefs are seen as restrictive while others are enlarged upon. Publishing and teaching are highlighted. More confidence is gained and you experience a transformation taking place within group dynamics.
Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 31 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 www.susanheinz.com.