Your handy Astro Facts: The New Moon (19° Scorpio) is on 11/11 at 12:47p. The Full Moon (3° Gemini) is on 11/25 at 5:44p. Mars enters Libra on 11/12, Neptune turns direct on 11/18 at 7° Pisces, and the Sun enters Sagittarius on 11/22 at 10:26a. Unless noted All times are EST. Daylight Savings times ends on 11/1. Read November’s Astro overview HERE
NOTE: To get the most out of your Heavenly Messages read the message for your Rising sign (ascendant) along with your Sun sign.
IMAGE NOTE: This photograph by my good friend Mary Pat Lawlor has a very Scorpio look to me, which is why I asked her if I could feature it. On the boulder in the lower left side you can see a bird in front of the huge and foreboding Smith Rock face. Mary Pat says it’s a quail, but perhaps it’s a Scorpio Phoenix in disguise. Especially since the rock face is called “The Phoenix buttress”.
SCORPIO October 24 – November 22 Happy Birthday Soaring Eagles! Your personal new year has 3 distinct themes: Financial strength, community networking and creative power. It’s your time to double down on doing whatever it takes to create financial security in your life. You are a powerful emotional being, so remember to use your emotions to guide you wisely versus impulsively. You may want something badly, but if it does not support your overall goals (of financial well being) save it for later. Instead maintain fierce focus (eye of the eagle!) on your goals and rest assured the community is on your side! Networking is king for you now – showcase your creative talents in platforms that reach far and wide so people will be exposed to what you have to offer. It’s one of the best times ever to reach out to friends and professional associates to share ideas and mutual assistance. Communicator Mercury enters Scorpio on 11/2 (thru 11/20) which helps your mental focus and adds to your persuasive communication style. Venus enters Scorpio on 11/8 (thru 12/4) which is a time of sweet power for you! The New Moon is in Scorpio on 11/11 is an excellent time to set your intentions, and since 11/11 is a powerful day in itself a potent ritual sounds like a good plan!
SAGITTARIUS November 23 – December 20 Dear Sagittarius, November’s astro energy continues to emphasize your career potential. The month begins with your ruler mighty Jupiter, along with magnetic Venus and motivational Mars maintaining their position in your career/ professional zone adding productive energy to all your worldly endeavors. This triple planetary play works well with potent Pluto stationed in your income zone. Hold steadily to your goals and money will follow the trail! This also brings up the rub for the month, your ability (or not!) to hold focus. Lord and Master Saturn, fully stationed in Sagittarius now, reminds (demands!) you to curb your tendency to get so enthused about something new and shiny, that you forget your original intention and wander off onto a new path leading to a dead end or sinking swamp. You know you’ve done this before Saggie! Sometimes it’s all good, and the dead end opens up to something with potential. This is not one of those times. It IS time to put practical, step-by-step daily effort into what you need to do to manifest your worldly goals.
CAPRICORN December 21 – January 19 Dear Capricorn, Do you feel less scattered lately? With all the planetary energy of Jupiter-Venus-Mars in earthy, productive Virgo it’s easier to focus on what needs to be done and Pluto/Capricorn’s forward motion helps put you straight too. So why do I hear some of you say, “Not really! I still feel like I’m in 20 places at once!” If this is you, November’s astro energy might not help much. Ruler Saturn maintains his long term travels in your dream world zone which calls you to mystical adventures, not worldly ones. Saturn is also moving toward a challenging square with nebulous Neptune in misty Pisces stationed in your mental space which is exact later in the month. This tight angle makes it difficult to concentrate on the tasks at hand – you’d rather be riding a unicorn across multiple rainbows. Sun in Scorpio moves through your networking/friendship zone and communicator Mercury joins in from 11/2 thru 11/20. Scorpio = deep emotional waters, so will processing with friends help you focus, or will their dramas pull you deeper and further away? Pay attention to this dynamic and set better boundaries if needed, because both Venus (on 11/8) and Mars (on 11/12) enter your career/outer world zone. This puts extra attention on career matters and “real world” activity. Motivational Mars is here for the first time in 2 years and his rammy energy demands attention! In other words find a good balance between honoring downtime to rest and rejuvenate (plan time to fly over those rainbows!) and make sure you also get down with being productive!
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 19 Dear Aquarius, The Sun shines in your career/outer world zone in November and on 11/2 communicator Mercury enters too (thru 11/20). They reach out favorably to Neptune and Chiron in your financial zone helping your income flow. This also highlights career structures you’ve erected over the last few years, and aren’t you glad you built them! As the month moves on both Venus (on 11/8) then Mars (on 11/12) enter fellow air sign Libra where they waft through your higher mind territory (the zone of education, travel and legal matters) helping lift your mental pursuits to a better level. Motivational Mars arrives here for the first time in 2 years putting energy into new concepts, and helping you reach out to others to share and explore these uplifting ideas. The friction for the month comes from close loved ones (family/spouse) whose lack of focus and inability to ‘grow up’ might grate on your nerves. You’ve worked hard for your money and they might be overly eager to waste it away. This frustration could come from business partners as well. Aquarius is a pretty laid back sign, not eager to tangle, but with the trends around now you’d better practice good boundaries even if it means a scuffle or two!
PISCES February 20 – March 20 Dear Pisces, November begins with the same BIG relationship energy as last month with mighty Jupiter along with Venus and Mars all stationed in your relationship/partners zone. Jupiter is here for the long term (until Aug. 2016) but first Venus (on 11/8) then Mars (on 11/12) slip into your deeper relationship and shared resources space. If you experienced any relationship friction things will begin to ease, especially if you judge less and remember to love move! Also on 11/18 ruler Neptune moves forward after his 5 month retro phase which helps you remember the higher values of Pisces – forgiveness and grace. (See Intro for more details.) Saturn maintains his lofty stance in your outer world zone reminding you to focus on your position in the world. What new structures need to be put in place so you can achieve the freedom to be yourself in all your worldly endeavors? Whether it be career or professionally oriented or simply finally having the strength to honor your own unique abilities, it’s time to stand tall! What might get in your way are old insecurities lingering from belief patterns which no longer serve you. The penetrating Scorpio Sun shines in your house of beliefs now and mental Mercury arrives on 11/2. This means it’s a perfect time to take a deeper look at how (and by whom) your earlier beliefs were imprinted and make a conscious choice to change old dysfunctional patterns.
ARIES March 21 – April 21 Dear Rammy ones, The big astro themes for you this month are about work and relationships. As November begins huge Jupiter maintains his long term position in your work/job and daily chore zone where he reaches out favorably to Pluto in your career territory helping create long term positive structures. Venus and Mars travel in your work space too, which means it’s a good idea to hold focus on your daily tasks at hand even if it feels like a grind… because you won’t have time later! Venus enters your relationship space on 11/8 and since this is love goddess Venus’ own territory she turns her sweet attention to you! Soon after on 11/12 ruler Mars arrives in Libra for the first time in 2 years. Mars = Action and since it’s been a while, you may have forgotten what his rammy self feels like. His visit means relationships from love and family to business partnerships get activated. Luckily Venus soothes the way – follow her lead by paying extra attention to your partners, so when Mars dashes in you get more loving attention versus his steely, warrior glare!
TAURUS April 22 – May 20 Dear Taurus, November begins with the same favorable earthy astro vibes as last month with Jupiter, Venus and Mars in productive Virgo stationed in your creativity zone. Huge Jupiter is here for the next 10 months maximizing your next creative life plan, but soon Venus then Mars leave to enter your work/job/everyday agenda zone. On 11/8 ruler Venus brings nice energy to your work environment which you can maximize by appreciating the positive things about your job and daily life. Soon after on 11/12 motivational Mars arrives for the first time in 2 years with a different brand of energy. On the plus side Mars activates greater collaboration on the job, but can also add the stress of more work being pushed your way, like it or not! At the same time the Sun shines potently in Scorpio which rules your relationship sector and on 11/2 communicator Mercury arrives too. Your relationships take a dive to deeper levels which could feel threatening to peace loving you, or it might be exactly what you have waited for, an opportunity for more meaningful communication with significant others in your life.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20 Dear Gems, You ruler Mercury is in forward motion in November and moving swiftly too! On 11/2 Mercury leaves fellow air sign Libra to enter the deep waters of Scorpio to stay until 11/20. Scorpio rules your work/job space where the Scorpio Sun shines now too, bringing more attention to what needs to get done at work and on your daily life agenda items too. Meanwhile your home life remains active with big Jupiter demanding attention. “Get busy!” says Jupiter, “Clear out the clutter in your home environment!” Early in November Venus and Mars add their energy too which helps you focus on de-cluttering. Then on 11/8 Venus enters air sign Libra which rules your creativity and fun time zone (children too), so you feel more like playing than cleaning. Motivational Mars flies in next on 11/12 which brings even more energy toward flexing your creative muscles and having fun rather than focusing on the mundane (boring) tasks at hand. These contrasting energies pull you one way and then the next. Best advice is to remember your overall Gemini message, be flexible, take life as it comes and enjoy every moment whether you’re pushing a vacuum cleaner or singing karaoke at your favorite watering hole. The Full Moon is in Gemini on 11/25, an ideal time to celebrate the many facets of you!
CANCER June 21 – July 20 Dear Lunar Children, The month begins with ruler Moon clothed comfortably in her very own sign of Cancer. November’s Sun shines in fellow water sign Scorpio and on 11/1 reaches out favorably to the soft Cancerian Moon and also to Neptune in mystical Pisces indicating a nice flowing month for you. Early in the month the big planetary trio of Jupiter, Venus and Mars remains active in your mental/communication zone which helps your personal brand of practical advice get noticed. On 11/8 Venus brings her good loving to your home space and happy times with family. On 11/12 Mars enters your home zone too. He visits here for the first time in 2 years so you might have forgotten what it means to have rammy Mars romping around the house! Mars is known for demanding attention so even if you enjoy this time (and since Venus is here too, you probably will) it may be a bit much. The best way to handle all this is to prioritize your time – with some devoted to work/career, a portion to get out of the house and enjoy time with your circle of friends, along with time spent focusing on the folks at home. This way you’ll get into a nice rhythm like the Moon herself and your whole life gets into better balance.
LEO July 20 – August 22 Dear Leo, As November begins the powerful triad of Jupiter, Venus and Mars maintain their position in your income zone expanding your financial potential. Continue your productive work and you’ll see results! On 11/8 Venus leaves to enter your mental/communication zone bringing good thoughts and sweetening your expressive style. Soon after on 11/12 Mars enters this same zone for the first time in 2 years. Motivational Mars adds to your compelling communication abilities so if you want to convince someone, this is a good time! Mars tends toward the robust side, so be aware of your audience or you might blow them away! At the same time your ruler the Sun glows in the potent waters of Scorpio which rules your home and family space. We’re entering the ‘darker’ time of year now, not as much outdoor in the bright Sun activity you Leos prefer. Sun in Scorpio indicates more time spent at home. On 11/2 messenger Mercury enters Scorpio too which puts more emphasis on hearth and home. If you enjoy being around your family this is a welcoming time when you can showcase your talent for making a magnificent home environment. If not, Scorpio is noted for tough love, ruthless compassion which you may have to employ.
VIRGO August 23 – September 21 Dear Harvesters, The astro energy this month continues to be powerful for you! Virgo is not an ego driven horn honker so sometimes you get overlooked. But now magnanimous Jupiter along with magnetic Venus and motivational Mars all reside in Virgo as November begins helping you gather the best harvest in years. People see you more clearly and recognize your true talents and capabilities. It is your time to shine! The good news continues because on 11/8 Venus enters your money zone sweetening your financial resources, then on 11/12 Mars dashes in for the first time in 2 years to activate your resources even more. Ruler Mercury has been in this same zone for weeks, but is now moving forward rapidly with new ideas connected to helpful partnerships. Mercury enters your mental/ communication zone on 11/2 helping plans gain more potency. All in all, dear Virgo this is one of the best times ever for you! The only friction in this well oiled machine comes from home base. Things around your house including family members and love-mates who live with you, can trip you up. It’s important to de-clutter your personal environment which might include showing someone the door!
LIBRA September 22 – October 23 Dear Libra, November brings lovely energy your way. Ruler Venus who has been hiding out in your cloudy realm, happily makes a grand entrance into her very own sign of Libra on 11/8. This means you are the yummy bowl of cherries everyone wants to put whipped cream on and gobble up! Venus stays in Libra until 12/4 sharing her magnetism with you the whole time, so take advantage. Ask for what you need with your sweet Libra smile, and you’ll get it! On 11/12 for the first time in 2 years Mars also enters Libra which brings further attention your way. Mars can be feisty, but in Libra he is the diplomat, peace maker and elegant lover with artistic flair. Mars remains in Libra the rest of the year (thru 1/3/16) so you want to use his motivational energy well. Here’s how: be more diplomatic, peaceful, graceful and loving and this will be a most wonderful time! In other astro news the potent Scorpio Sun shines in your income zone and mental Mercury dives in on 11/2. Put serious thought and attention to your financial resources and they will grow over time.