Music of the Spheres
Astrological Insights by Susan Heinz
Astrology for November 2014
November begins our fall into darkness. We are in transition as we move through the water sign Scorpio. During this time of year we pull inward and experience our own inner layers of feeling and being. On the 18th, we experience the influence of Saturnian themes as the Sun joins Saturn. How can we complete things, simplify our lives, bring more structure or discipline into our days? Often we feel the oppression of obstruction and struggle with Saturn’s weight or demands. What Saturn really wants is quiet and space to hear one’s interior reality, sometimes seeming like a distant call. As Michael Meade writes, “Something ancient and wise keeps trying to catch up to us, but can only do so when we slow down enough and turn away from the manic rush at the surface of life. Turning back and looking inward allows the inner indigenous to catch up with our contemporary self…. This is Soul/old mind connected to the depths of the Earth and the expanse of the Milky Way. It’s emboldened by the presence of love, and longings that remember the touch of the divine.”
November 6th is the full moon in Earthy Taurus. Now we balance intensity of feeling, with letting go, and cultivating calmness. What a challenge for the passionate Scorpio nature! On November 10th Mars joins Pluto in Capricorn. World wide events intensify, revolutionary expression strengthens and polarities grow. On a personal level, it is important to be clear as to what is needing transformation in our lives, what no longer supports our vitality, what old ways are limiting and negating ourselves. The year of the Horse quickens the pace of events, so it is timely to reset our intention once more. We can tune into the positive persevering endurance of Mars in Capricorn to bring about transformation in our lives. If things are breaking down, be bold, and look toward new possibilities.
Neptunian themes predominate while Neptune is stationary direct on the 15th. Like a siren’s call to leave our practical daily concerns, Neptune’s influence lures us into imaginative realms, states of daydream, even pulling us into denial, victimhood, and procrastination. If you are feeling overwhelmed, at the effect of life challenges, give yourself space from tension. Go into the waters to soothe your soul, be compassionate to yourself, and connect with an art form you love! Let yourself imagine what is possible, rather than getting caught in states of negativity, and inability to act. Globally it calls attention to the plight of refugees and mysterious, hard to contain disease.
Twelve opportunities for November: For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): This is a time to be steady, persevere, and pace yourself to your goals. Patience is needed now along with the long view of things, as Mars in Capricorn challenges your fast moving Aries energy. You may feel more affected than usual by other’s emotions. A need for freedom and self expression is taking place. Let it support you through creative endeavors, or by releasing habituated ways of relating. Confidence can grow this month.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Issues in relationship, what your obligations are, what you want, and how you would like to be recognized in the larger community, come on strong. Having clear intentions, knowing what you deeply value, steadies your forward movement. Quite a bit can be accomplished at this time. You may be in a process of letting go or disassembling things, and rebuilding or getting on with an important goal that was put aside. This is a time of stretching beyond where you have been.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): You now bring your attention to putting things in order. Gather up and limit scattered interests in order to perfect what it is you do. It may be difficult to gain a clear picture of your next career move or goal. Clarity and focus comes by the 3rd week of November. Relationships are highlighted on, and after, the New Moon on the 22nd. Take your time, because this is a more challenging time to read the people around you.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): Relationships intensify in November. Your sensitivity is heightened. This is good to know as you can be alerted to the intensity that others are feeling and perhaps their unconscious actions. Schedule something fun in your life that includes movement, to keep your perspective and balance. Remain flexible at work as changes are afoot.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): Important home or family matters may be up this month for you. Take your time in sorting through situations, as some things may not be clear at first. You are capable of hard work right now and getting things done! But don’t over do. This is a special time for you. You have begun something new that excites or inspires you. If not take a trip and open your perspectives.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Clear communication is a great need this month. You feel more intensely your own needs, and can express yourself with much force now. You have the choice of exactly how you want to communicate. Relationships with others or one particular relationship may seem difficult to pin down, or to be able to deal with. This finds some resolve toward the end of the month. Creative endeavors are very highlighted.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Money matters are highlighted again this month. This is a good time to review your finances, and your sense of self reliance to create what you would like to manifest. Don’t limit yourself with fears of the future or negative feelings of what is possible. Simply see what your next goals are. Be aware of strong feelings being expressed in your home or family. Take some time before responding, otherwise difficulties develop.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): This month, find a balance between your needs or desires, relationship with another, and work. It is important to have patience, as well as clarity of intentions. You can strongly and forcefully express those needs now. In fact, you can literally over power another, (or they could overpower you), Be thoughtful with siblings and neighbors right now. Being very clear about what you need at this time is a key to your success.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): This month there is important completion occurring. There are also some situations that need to be brought to light so new levels of integration can take place. It is time for your busy Sagittarius spirit to regroup. Be aware that you are on the verge of something new coming into your life. Many changes are afoot. Be open to possibilities.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): As Mars enters Capricorn, you experience more energy. This is a time when you can successfully direct your will to accomplish what you want. It is an excellent time to bring more structure and discipline into your life to accomplish those goals. You may feel a lot of intensity now so just be aware that you don’t overwhelm others. Being physical will help channel the energy.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): This month highlights the balance between your community life and your inner life, your home life. Partnerships are rewarding and enjoyable. Collaborations open creative and interesting pathways. Be careful not to overextend yourself as a variety of offers present themselves. Old memories and vivid dreams are stirred this month. Spend time alone to gain renewed energy in December.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): This is an excellent month to expand your horizons, explore new ideas, or new places. Your creative and imaginative powers are stimulated and can find avenues of expression, especially in gathering with others or family members. A friend may be feeling troubled and express great intensity. Your patience and clarity will be appreciated.
Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 32 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.