November Monthly Overview
As we welcome in November we face Venus in the early degrees of Libra in opposition to transiting Uranus in opposing sign of Aries. It is not uncommon for two individuals to come together and quickly fall apart under this aspect, the sign of self versus the sign of partnership, placing Uranus in the mix only adds to sudden and swift action. Shortly after the planet of love faces off in square aspect to Pluto Lord of the Underworld, this can bring mounting tensions in partnerships to a boiling point. The best manifestation of Pluto square Venus if one exists at all is the likelihood you may experience karmic connections or meeting someone that has the potential to transform your entire existence. Just watch for obsessive behavior wherever Pluto is involved. On November 6th Mercury begins its last retrograde period of 2012 just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday here in the US. For those of you that are unfamiliar with Mercury Retrograde, it occurs approximately three times per year it is when Mercury appears keyword appears to be headed backwards. Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo as well as the 3rd astrological house in astrology, the 3rd house rules transportation, all modes of communication from text messages to email as well as short trips and electronics. All retrograde periods mark a time of reflection not action therefore you should avoid signing any contracts as their will likely be some fine print you have missed. Mercury has been known historically to cause havoc to travelers, delayed flights, misprinted e-tickets and sudden snow falls. Mercury also rules electronics and all modes of communication so remember to back up any important documents and avoid purchasing any big ticket items such as the I Pad till sometime in December also avoid internet sales as anything purchased now will need to be returned or perhaps even worse; you will not even receive your merchandise till the new year with Mercury ruling electronics, the box it was shipped in and the mode it was carried to your home. This year Mercury will begin retrograding in the sign of far reaching Sagittarius and crawl all the way back into the sign of depth and analysis, Scorpio where it will head direct on November 26th In other retrograde astrological news Neptune planet of dreams and illusions has been in retrograde motion since June and will go direct on November 11th. Neptune has sent some of us on a mystical journey inward; perhaps for the last several months we have been somewhat out of touch with the harsher aspects of life preferring to retreat to a place where dreams come true. For others you may have been reconsidering your religious affiliations and your belief in a higher power. Neptune in retrograde also increases heightened intuition especially for the water signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Now that we have been given the key to what remains hidden what will we do with this knowledge once Neptune has gone direct, is essentially the question. Mars will leave far reaching, truth seeking Sagittarius and enter industrious and somber Capricorn on November 18th, In Sag we wanted to sail away to far off places and get in touch with our adventurous side once Mars enters Capricorn we want to sit our desk, skip lunch and work diligently till the job is complete. Don’t miss the opportunity to get in touch with your creative side when Mars in Capricorn sextiles dream-filled Neptune in Pisces on November 17th, even the hardest working of individuals need a day of play. The transiting Sun will leave probing fixed water sign of Scorpio and enter the adventurer Sagittarius on the 22nd, Happy Birthday to the zodiacs blunt in speech, highly principled in thought freedom seeker. Air signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius can grab a hold of a magic carpet ride as the transiting Sun in Sag fills them with gusto and family fire signs, Aries and Leo will be filled with soaring thoughts and egos. Planet of love abandons its sign of rulership Libra and demands we find intensity in love when Venus enters Scorpio on November 21st. While Venus made its yearly trip to Libra we looked at fine art, dined at fine places; in Scorpio we want to plunge the depths the soul, visit the darkest corners of the mind and tread through the parts of the psyche others wouldn’t dare to go. Venus in Libra seeks beauty in love whereas Venus in Scorpio finds love in the dark. Further adding to this intensity is Venus in Scorpio conjoining Saturn in Scorpio on November 26th offering the reminder that love requires hard work and commitment. On the 26th we are reminded love can be transformative as Venus in Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn
Aries Sun natives feel especially voltaic until November 17th while Mars planet of action visits family fire sign of Sagittarius. With Mars transiting your solar 9th house of long distance travel you will have a strong desire to abandon your routine and set sale to uncharted territories. But not so fast trendsetting ram, November marks a month where you are better off staying close to home. Mercury ruler of communication, learning abilities and short trips opens the month in the early degrees of Sagittarius but is set to turn retrograde on November 6th and will continue working its way back into the mid degrees of probing water sign of Scorpio. Mercury rules the 3rd house in astrology home to all 3rd house activities including relationships with siblings, short distant travel, and communication encompassing everything from text messages to emails. It is best to avoid taking that trip to the Amafi Coast to escape another family Thanksgiving, instead host a pot luck dinner and invite friends and family. While Mercury is in its 3 week retrograde period you may experience sudden flight cancellations, find your e-ticket is for the wrong date or miss your flight completely while being suddenly held up at customs. Furthermore Mercury is currently turning retrograde in your 8th house of shared resources, miscommunication in terms of assets you share with others are likely during this time. Any discussions in terms of future financial goals are better off put aside till mid December once Mercury reenters family fire sign of Sagittarius; hold off on applying for any loans and signing any documents as well, anything you do now will most likely need to be redone once Mercury heads direct. Venus planet of love and beauty entered Aries opposing sign of Libra in late October and will remain in its sign of rulership until November 23rd. While Venus planet of love and beauty is placed in Libra its sign of rulership, the planet of love in the sign of partnership tours your 7th house of marriage reminding you to find a balance between your needs and the needs of others. Give and take are themes that surround you most of the month. Uranus planet of rebellion and surprise is still in the early degrees of Aries affecting those rams mostly born between March 21st and March 31st. Uranus went retrograde back on July 13th and has been working its way backward in your solar 1st house of self. The planet of rebellion placed in Aries the sign of self has been shaking you up inside causing you to reflect and question your intentions and perhaps coming to terms with your own eccentricity and calling into question how you can live your life more authentically. While Uranus remains in retrograde till the middle of December discovering your own personal truth should be on the top of the rams’ checklist and once Uranus heads direct you will have a clearly lined path in your mind. Aries the 1st sign of the zodiac, a leader and initiator due to your Cardinal nature can chose at any moment to change the course of your entire life.
A lot of focus will be on partnerships this month, both professional and personal. With the Sun having entered your opposing sign of deep analysis, Scorpio back in October along with Saturn, only to be joined midmonth by the planet of communication when Mercury retrogrades from the early degrees of Sagittarius back into the mid degrees of Scorpio. Saturn will provide you with tests over the next two years in terms of marital and business partnerships; you may feel weighed down by obligations to others and seek refuge in quite time alone. This marks a period of low vitality and general feelings of disappointment. With Saturn still in the early degrees of Scorpio bulls born in the first decan of Taurus April 21st to April 30th will feel the effects more so then those born in later degrees. However all will struggle with the task of balancing their own needs and the needs of others with disagreements of the ego variety especially likely while the Sun remains in Scorpio until November 22nd. We open the month with Mercury planet of communication and short distant travel placed in far reaching Sagittarius where it will begin its retrograde motion on November 5th and will remain working its way all the way back into the mid degrees of Taurus’ opposite sign of Scorpio. Happy Thanksgiving! Mercury turns retrograde in your solar 7th house of partnerships and legalities including divorce proceedings, and contract related issues as well as business negotiations. With Mercury retrograde joining Saturn and the transiting Sun it is best to avoid any important conversations as miscommunications are quite likely during this period also any legal documents signed over the 3 weeks Mercury is in retrograde will need to be resigned and reviewed once Mercury heads direct in late November. Remember retrograde stems from the word retro: a time to go back and review not a time to forge ahead. Mercury the natural ruler of the 3rd house home to transportation and short trips increases the likelihood of glitches and delays this holiday season. Stay close to home; avoid Black Friday shopping as you are likely to find cash registers gone haywire and mismarked merchandise. I know the bull loves to snag a great deal but avoid internet sales and big ticket purchases till December; anything purchased now will likely have some sort of defect and require return. Uranus began its retrograde movement back in July and has taken up long term residence in your 12th house of what remains hidden. Uranus has been shaking up your psyche and bringing to light all those thoughts and feelings that you would prefer to keep hidden, perhaps even from yourself. The planet of the unexpected, transit through your house 12th house in retrograde motion serves to awaken and free you from the prisons one places themselves in. The 12th house is home to our own self undoing and can represent the areas of our lives where we betray ourselves. Uranus serves as an agent of change, an awakening. Perhaps you have been reviewing areas of your life where you have held yourself back and haven’t been completely honest with yourself. Spend the next month or so pondering the areas of your life, question where do you need to feel more free and upon Uranus going direct in the middle of next month take the necessary steps toward personal freedom. Everyone deserves to feel clear and open not bound to restraints of past conditioned thinking.
The biggest astrological news for the zodiacs favorite twins this month is your ruling planet Mercury will turn retrograde in your opposing sign of far reaching Sagittarius on November 6th and will continue its apparent backward movement into depth seeking water sign of Scorpio. Mercury rules all modes of communication; telephones, faxes, texts and emails as well as short distant travel. With Mercury being your ruling planet those born under a Gemini Sun are particularly susceptible to its retrograde movement. It is best to double check that any important correspondence has reached its desired destination as Mercury retrograde periods often mark a time of breakdown in communications as well as computer mishaps and delays in travel. Plan ahead for the Thanksgiving holiday perhaps stay close to home to avoid last minute flight cancellations or that unexpected flat tire. During the three week period Mercury is in retrograde it is best to avoid applying for any financial assistance, begin any legal proceedings or signing any contracts as any documents addressed during this time frame will likely need to be redone once Mercury goes direct on November 26th. Gemini Suns love electronics and gadgets but avoid Black Friday shopping and the purchase of any big ticket items until a week or so after Mercury has gone direct. Gemini Sun natives should receive a nice ego boost with Venus ruler of beauty transiting family air sign of Libra until November 23rd forming a pleasing aspect to your Sun. This marks an excellent time to work on creative projects, attend a gallery opening and essentially get out and socialize. Mars began transiting your opposing sign of Sagittarius in October and will remain in your solar 7th house until November 18th when it will enter industrious Capricorn. Partnerships will continue to resemble a battlefield until then. You are filled with aggression and are ready to confront any matters head on. Any ill feelings you have been harboring will suddenly be thrust out into the open thus prompting you and loved ones to clear the air. Saturn has taken up long-term residence in your solar 6th house of daily habits, Saturn having just entered obsessive sign of Scorpio in October can indicate one of 2 things, either becoming totally obsessed with your routine this can be your workout routine or daily activities on the career front. The 6th house encompasses anything we do on a daily basis including everything from health regimens to office activities. Saturn is the planet of hard work but also restriction and Scorpio is the sign of obsession. Just remember to give yourself some breaks from time to time, you can skip the lunges and 2 hour runs occasionally and if you begin feeling restricted by routine change your route to work, go for a walk through Central Park in lieu of the treadmill. Pluto is currently in the early degrees of Capricorn and has taken up long-term residence in your 8th house of other people’s money as well as death and transformation. Pluto planet of great destruction and rebirth is at home in the 8th house. Over the next several years you may search life for greater meaning, Pluto wants to plunge the depths of existence and you are likely to be completely transformed by a sudden inheritance, marrying someone fiscally secure or by plunging the depths of your own psyche. One indication is clear these are times of deep sea diving and abandoning the shallow end of the pool.
The transiting Suns entrance into Scorpio in late October lends to Cancer Sun natives an additional boost of self-esteem. You are feeling particularly confident and others are taking notice. With the Sun transiting your solar 5th house for the first half of the month and Venus nestling in as well upon entrance into Scorpio on November 23rd; you will feel like playing, creating and spending time with someone special. The 5th house naturally ruled by Leo is the house of leisure it is where we go to create, find pleasure, have fun; it represents our source of entertainment. Try to find entertainment close to home Cancer friends with Mercury planet of communication and short distance travel is scheduled to turn retrograde in Sagittarius on November 5 and continue working its way back into the late degrees of family water sign Scorpio where it will remain until November 26th, mishaps involving communication are likely as are delays in travel with Mercury being the natural ruler of the astrological 3rd house which rules all modes of communication as well as transportation. Mercury will turn retrograde in your 6th house of daily habits and routine. Miscommunications on the work front are likely during this period and it is best to postpone any and all important conversations until Mercury heads direct on November 26th, Mercury also rules electronics and all modes of communications expect some breakdowns with outdated office machinery, missed messages at the office and sudden network failures. It is essential to back up all important data to an external hard drive. Uranus planet of unexpected change and surprise has been transiting your solar 10th house of career and reputation and also began its retrograde motion back in July, where Mercury retrograde only occurs for 3 weeks approximately 3x a year, Uranus however heads retrograde for approximately 5 months once per year. During this period you may have reconsidered your career path, perhaps some changes are in order and you have been searching internally for the answers on how to proceed. Uranus’ energy is sudden and unexpected so you may be taken by surprise to learn you want to completely abandon your career path and set off in an entirely new direction. Uranus energy serves to enlighten and awaken; in retrograde motion this manifests internally and once Uranus in Aries turns direct next month you may have the sudden will to set forth on a new path externally, Uranus the planet of surprise placed in Aries the sign of self is really concerned with your individual and personal revolution. Neptune placed in the very early degrees of Pisces has been forming a trine or pleasing aspect particularly to those Cancer Suns born between June 22nd to July 1st, during this period you are more in touch with your creative side than ever before. Neptune ruler of music, creativity and glamour in pleasing aspect to your Sun fills you with inspiration. As Neptune transits the solar 9th house all Cancerian Suns may suddenly want to take a cruise to an exotic location with Neptune ruling water and the 9th house being home to long journeys. A slight danger exists in terms of your beliefs being clouded with the 9th house ruling religion and philosophy, it is best to remain open to new ideas during this period and accepting of all ideologies, you never know what you may learn.
Leo Sun natives may experience some tension with the transiting Sun placed in fellow fixed sign of Scorpio until the 21st of November. Confrontations on the home front are likely as the transiting Sun joins Saturn in your solar 4th house of home. This tension derives from the fact that Leo possess a spirit that prefers to shine outright and brightly whereas Scorpio is a secretive dark sign concerned with depth, both fixed signs; Leo being fixed fire and Scorpio being fixed water create issues in the home with neither person willing to budge for the other. Try to compromise or postpone any heavy discussions until after the Sun moves into family fire sign of Sagittarius on the 22nd. Mercury planet of communications entrance into family fire sign of Sagittarius would normally breathe life into the ferocious lion but not so fast king and queen of the zodiac Mercury is scheduled to turn retrograde in truth seeking Sagittarius on November 6th and continue its apparent backward motion into the late degrees of Scorpio. Mercury ruler of communication turns retrograde approximately 3 times per year serving us with more than the average hiccup in terms of communication and delays in travel; this year it is arrives just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Expect long lines on Black Friday, mismarked merchandise and cash registers gone haywire. During the 3 week period Mercury is in retrograde as well as the days preceding and succeeding it is best to avoid any and all major purchases. Big ticket items purchased now will only need to be returned due to mechanical issues once Mercury has gone direct. Mercury naturally governs the 3rd house in astrology home to electronics, communications and short distance travel, forgo that trip to visit loved ones over the Thanksgiving Holiday and opt to stay closer to home to avoid heavy traffic delays and missed connecting flights. Mercury will turn retrograde in your solar 5th house of creativity and love affairs. Leo Suns naturally govern the astrological 5th house and now would be an opportune time to reconnect with a lover from the past, Mercury often gives us a redo so if something has been left unsaid or you require closure in regards to matters of the heart you may get exactly that. Sometimes action isn’t even required, the opportunity will merely present itself. Venus continues its transit through the preferred sign of Libra until November 23rd, nestled into your solar third house of community it is likely you can find love and see beauty in your daily environment. Venus’ visit to friendly air sign of Libra forms a sextile to the Leo Sun ensuring you are feeling easy going and others can feel the warmth you radiate. This is an excellent period for all Venus ruled activities, sharing a romantic night with someone you love, getting in touch with your creative side or simply sit back and watch as your investments flourish. Take advantage of this Venusians energy until the 23rd of November Pluto Lord of the underworld ruler of obsessions, death and transformation has taken up long term residence in your solar 6th house of daily activities. Pluto the planet of power placed in Capricorn the ruler of authority figures placed in the solar 6th house of work can indicate power struggles with those in charge. Pluto is also a planet of all or nothing; you may notice sweeping changes in your daily routine over the next several years. Beware of any obsessive tendencies involving working out and eating in a particular fashion, even an excessive fascination with work is likely during this period; remember everything is good in moderation.
Mercury the ruling planet of both Gemini and Virgo will turn retrograde in Sagittarius on November 6th and transit all the way back till the mid to late degrees of Scorpio. Mercury turns retrograde approximately three times a year, this is especially difficult for those born under a Virgo Sun not only because Mercury is your ruler but also due in part to the fact that you thrive on routine and order, and Mercury in retrograde throws a curve ball to even the best laid plans. This year Mercury ruler of the astrological 3rd house home to transportation, short journeys and communication is arriving just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday, those of you that thrive off of adhering to a strict budget and enthusiastically look forward to Black Friday shopping or preholiday internet sales will find websites suddenly crash, delays in shipping and mismarked merchandise it is best to avoid any holiday shopping till the first week in December. Mercury will turn retrograde in your 4th house of home and real-estate, now is certainly not the time to put your place on the market, sign a new lease or plan a move. Retrograde periods are a time of re-thinking and re-strategizing not a period for forging ahead, also anything done now will need to be redone once Mercury has gone direct. Mercury causes delays as well as miscommunication. The 4th house rules the childhood home as well as your adult home expect some miscommunications with those close to you and put off any imperative conversations till the first week of December, you will be happy you did. Saturn having entered Scorpio in October will form a pleasing sextile to those Virgo Sun Natives born between August 23rd and September 2nd this marks a time of achievement and recognition, if you put in the hard work you will certainly be rewarded for your efforts with Saturn making his way through your solar 3rd house of learning abilities and communication your mind is highly disciplined now. You are able to work independently and consistently now, great for all activities that require concentration as yours is at an all time high. Neptune is still in the early degrees of your opposite sign of Pisces and will be transiting your relationship sector for many years. Virgo an earth sign is concerned with tangible results where as Pisces a water sign is more concerned with the non tangible, non concrete results and more with dreams and intuition. As Neptune transits its home sign of Pisces for the next several years you should be above board in all of your relationships. Neptune transiting the 7th house can give cloudy vision or rose colored glasses affect to those you deal with intimately and professionally, don’t assume anything, demand the truth in all relations and always deliver the same.
Mercury planet of communication, natural ruler of the 3rd astrological house home to short distant travel, communication and electronics will turn retrograde in Sagittarius on November 6th and work its way backward into the mid to late degrees of depth seeking Scorpio. Ordinarily Mercury’s entrance into the truth seeking intellectual fire sign of Sagittarius fills Libra Sun individuals with grand ideas and sharp intellect; however those grand ideas will have to wait until the 2nd week of December when Mercury reenters Sagittarius and heads direct. Mercury will retrograde in Libra Sun natives solar 3rd house indicating miscommunications are likely with those in your immediate environment, mix ups in terms of all correspondence such as faxes, emails and letters as well sudden breakdowns in office machinery and other forms of electronics. It is best to keep hard copies of important documents and back up any electronic data to an external hard drive, anything lost during this period may takes weeks to recover. The 3rd house is also home to siblings and short distance travel with Mercury retrograding just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday, it is best to forgo the annual trip to relatives house as you are likely to discover you missed your flight, are sitting in an a tremendous amount of traffic or at worst case scenario once you reach your desired destination you find you are in the midst of a total misunderstanding with one of your siblings. Due to the sporadic nature of Mercury in retrograde it is best to remain close to home, avoid purchasing any Black Friday big ticket items for they will likely need to be returned and definitely avoidance of signing any contracts as any legality will likely be riddled with holes that need clarification once Mercury heads direct on November 25th. On the bright side Libra Sun Natives will continue to experience Venus’ annual return to your home sign of partnership making you more attractive than ever. Venus conjoining your Sun should negate any ill feelings you have over Mercury Retrograde, you should be able to address them with that Libra charm you are gifted with and remain affable and delightful as ever. Mars planet of action is placed in the late degrees of Sagittarius until the middle of November forming a pleasant sextile to Libra Sun individuals filling you with an enterprising spirit and energy to boot. As Mars transits through your solar 3rd house of community you are able to accomplish tasks, zip through your day and checklist with energy to spare, make the most of this energy prior to Mars entering fellow cardinal sign of Capricorn on November 18th. Saturn planet of discipline entered probing water sign of Scorpio last month and has established residency in your solar 2nd house of “I value”, this can indicate values in terms of the money you earn or the values you possess that are not affixed with a price tag. Saturn’s transit into your solar 2nd house demands you get serious about your finances. Often this marks a period of being miserly and holding on to tightly to the money you earn or you possess a general consensus that you do not have enough money, Saturn the planet of restriction in the house of “I value” makes one particularly conservative. It is one thing to get serious about your financial future in the times we live in everyone should be doing anything they can to maximize profits via 401K and Roth IRAs but one should not deny themselves pleasure such as going to the movies or meeting with friends for dinner; with Saturn in the solar 2nd house you will often be tempted to deny yourself even the smallest pleasantries. Don’t!
Happy Birthday Scorpio! The Sun entered your sign in late October and will remain in the sex symbol of the zodiac until November 22nd encouraging Scorpio Sun natives to do what you do best, delve into life’s mysterious, plummet the depth of others psyches and uncover truths that others have withheld. You are feeling particularly confident and oddly outgoing during this period; make the most of this new found energy. Mercury planet of communication, short distance travel and electronics is scheduled to turn retrograde for a 3 week period beginning on November 6th, it will begin in the fire sign of Sagittarius and work its way all the way backward into your home sign of Scorpio. With transiting Mercury traveling backward in your solar 2nd house of money you earn miscommunications surrounding finances are quite likely now. Perhaps an employer has paid you incorrectly or a friend owes you money and has fallen behind on payments, it is best to wait until after Mercury has gone direct in late November before addressing any issues as anything mentioned now will probably go unresolved. Avoid spending money on any big ticket items during this period especially electronics as they will likely experience some sort of malfunction that will require lengthy repairs or for you to return the item all together. You may also want to stay close to home over the Thanksgiving Holiday with Mercury ruling short distance travel as well as automobiles; delays involving travel are highly likely. With Mars also transiting your solar 2nd house of money placed in fellow fixed sign of Sagittarius you may find you want to address any issues immediately. Mars planet of aggression in hard aspect to your sun indicates friction, you are feeling particularly impulsive and hot headed in all 2nd house matters including your finances and your values, you are eager and able to defend and debate just about anything; if a conversation requires a level head it is best to wait until Mars moves into Capricorn on the 23rd of November when you will be calm, cool and collected. Neptune planet of dreams and illusions remains in the early degrees of Pisces affecting those Scorpion Suns that were born between October 24th and November 2nd the most. As Neptune in family water sign of Pisces forms a tine aspect to the Scorpion Sun you will notice a heightened sense of intuition. The water signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are receptive by nature with Neptune a watery planet placed in ruling sign of Pisces this is simply enhanced. Make an effort toward surrounding yourself with positive people as you are likely to absorb the energy of those around you, for better or worse. You are feeling particularly creative now with a desire to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the cosmopolitan world, make sure you do exactly that on the days you have free perhaps even schedule a much needed vacation to a tropical and very private resort.
Mercury planet of thought and communication is still in the early degrees of Sagittarius and will be in your home sign when the planet of thought turns in its apparent backward motion on November 6th, moving all the way back into the mid to late degrees of soul searching Scorpio. The planet Mercury in and of itself isn’t completely comfortable in Sagittarius, Mercury is a planet naturally ruled by Sagittarius’ opposing sign of Gemini and is more concerned with daily thinking where as Sag represents far off places and philosophical ideas. In any event Mercury retrograde movement in your home sign may leave the verbally direct Sag a bit off balance, where you are ordinarily eager to mentally spar with another you may take this time to look inward and reflect on how you communicate with others. With Mercury’s transit through your solar 1st house of self the next 3 weeks or so marks a time of reconsidering how you present yourself. Mercury the natural ruler of the astrological 3rd house; rules short distance travel, all modes of communication and our general thought process. It is best to avoid signing any documents during this period as the mind is not razor sharp and you may miss an important detail, being that the 3rd house also rules electronics it is best to avoid purchasing any big ticket items on Black Friday as they will probably need to be returned once Mercury has gone direct. Sagittarius, the ruler of long distance travel often looks forward to impromptu getaways however it is best to stay closer to home over the Thanksgiving holiday in lieu of taking a trip abroad to avoid cancelled flights and excessive delays. Any traveling, shopping and important discussions are best put off till mid December when Mercury reenters Sagittarius in direct motion. Venus entered its sign of rulership Libra in late October and remains in the sign of partnership till the end of November. Venus in Libra is all about beautiful aesthetics, charming conversations, art, and equality. The spirit of Venus in Libra embodies all one seeks in a partnership with Venus in friendly air sign of Libra forming a sextile to the Sagittarius Sun you will feel cooperation from others and go through most of the month with a feeling of ease. This is an excellent time to socialize and enjoy the company of others. Uranus is still transiting the early degrees of impulsive fire sign of Aries, while all Sagittarius are feeling the energy those born between November 23rd and December 2nd are most susceptible to this transit. With Uranus the planet of rebellion forming a trine to the Sagittarian Sun this marks a time of coming into your own so to say, expressing yourself more authentically and making changes in the manner of which you present yourself. The trine indicates an easy flow of energy; these changes can be subtle but transformative. All Sagittarius have been experiencing the transit of Uranus through your solar 4th house of roots, since July Uranus has been transiting retrograde and will go direct in the middle of December while in backward motion many Sagittarius Suns have been releasing mental road blocks stemming from early childhood conditioning, with the 4th house ruling the childhood home. While in retrograde Uranus may have shed light and essentially dug up feelings towards your parent that you weren’t even aware of. It is essential to keep digging, keep searching and upon Uranus journey in direct motion next month take action toward honoring and healing old wounds before moving forward.
Mercury will turn retrograde for the last time this year in the fire sign of Sagittarius on November 6th and continue working its way back into the mid to late degrees of deep sea diving Scorpio. Mercury is the natural ruler of the 3rd house in astrology home to transportation, correspondence and short distance travel. This year Mercury retrograde will affect all of those that are traveling for the Thanksgiving Holiday and those that hope to squeeze in some Black Friday shopping. Remember the golden rule of Mercury Retrograde practical mountain goat: No traveling, no purchasing of big ticket items and avoidance of signing any contracts over the next 3 to 4 weeks. Anything purchased during this period will likely need to be returned once Mercury goes direct. Forever prepared and calm under pressure make sure you keep hard copies of important documents and back up any important data to an external hard drive. It should be a relatively quiet month for the industrious goat, with Venus’ entrance into fellow cardinal sign of Libra till the end of November you may feel quite relaxed and dream of faraway places as the planet of love and beauty tours your solar 9th house of long distance travel, you may even become acquainted with individuals from various backgrounds with different philosophical view points, now is the time to discuss ideas with others and socialize. Mars planet of action returns to your home sign of Capricorn on November 18th and will remain in the sign of the mountain goat till the end of next month. Lights Camera Action! Capricorns are filled with enthusiasm mid month when Mars returns to your home sign and begins its transit through your solar 1st house of self. You will find you are more direct and adventurous then usual; you will want to accomplish everything from work to enjoyment! One thing is for sure you will not be ignored! Your ruling planet Saturn has settled in for its 2+ year long journey in your solar 10th house of career and reputation. Saturn’s entrance into Scorpio last month has freed Capricorn Suns a bit from the oppressive energy of Saturn in fellow fixed sign of Libra. You have endured a two year period of tests and hardship; relationships have been called into question. With Saturn’s entrance into Scorpio this will become a time not about stress but more of getting serious about your life’s direction, while all Capricorns will experience the strength of this transit those born between December 22nd and January 1st are most susceptible. Over the next two years you will need to ask yourself, where I am headed and take the necessary steps to get there.
It’s a busy month for Aquarius as you continue to be faced with challenges from the transiting Sun in Scorpio until the 22nd of November. Aquarius and Scorpio are both fixed signs, with Aquarius being a fixed air sign particularly concerned with ideas and intellect and Scorpio being a fixed water sign enthralled with emotions and intuition. Over the next few weeks you are likely to feel that others are not on board with the way in which you prefer to do things. It is best to try to meet in the middle and accept that intuitive and intellectual pursuits combined make a perfect whole. Mercury entered friendly fire sign of Sagittarius in late October and remains in the early degrees of the archer, ordinarily Mercury in Sag will fuel Aquarius with tons of ideas and self expression however with Mercury scheduled to turn retrograde in Sagittarius on November 6th and work its way all the way back into mysterious Scorpio now is not the time to introduce new concepts especially on the work front. Mercury natural ruler of short distance travel, communication, and electronics will begin to turn backward in your solar 10th house of career and reputation. Any ideas that you introduce now will not be well received it is best to quietly look them over and suggest them to the higher ups once Mercury has gone direct and reenters Sagittarius in mid-December. It is imperative during this period you back up any important documents and prepare yourself for any office machinery breakdowns, network errors and outdated software failures, as Mercury rules all modes of communications as well as electronics. I know Aquarians love to snag the latest tech gadgets but please wait until after Black Friday to make any purchases and hold off on any internet sales until Mercury has gone direct on the 26th, perhaps even waiting till the 2nd week of December any big ticket items purchased now will likely need to be returned due to manufacturer error. Follow the Cardinal Rules of Mercury Retrograde: No Purchases, No Travel and No Signing of Contracts. Venus planet of love and beauty entered family air sign of Libra back in October and continues its journey through the sign of partnership until the 22nd of November. With transiting Venus forming a trine to the Aquarius Sun you feel at ease and in good spirits, this may even negate the tension of the transiting Sun placed in Scorpio and the annoyances dealt by Mercury in retrograde. If you need to borrow money from a loved one now would be an opportune time to ask, as Venus has taken up month long residence in your 8th house of sharing, this also marks an excellent period of baring your soul to another with Venus ruling love and the 8th house ruling depth and sharing. Your ruling planet Uranus has been in retrograde movement since July, where as Mercury turns retrograde approximately 3 times per year for approximately 3 weeks; Uranus turns retrograde for 5 months out of the year. Retrograde periods are more a time of review, rethinking, reconsidering not a time of action. With Uranus currently transiting your solar 2nd house of values you have found yourself questioning your own beliefs, have you been living life aligned with your principals. This is also a time of financial review with the 2nd house ruling money you earn, perhaps you are coming to terms with what is truly of importance to you, Uranus in retrograde motion tends to shake you up on the inside delivering an internal awakening and once it heads direct in December you can set off on an entirely new path where your values, wallet and soul are as one.
With the transiting sun having entered family water sign of Scorpio in late October those born under a Pisces Sun are privy to an additional boost of energy to complete tasks. You will need to make use of this energy once Mercury turns retrograde on November 6th in fellow mutable sign of Sagittarius and continues working its way backward into family water sign of Scorpio. Mercury rules all modes of communication, short distance travel and electronics. With Mercury in retrograde over the Thanksgiving Holiday it is best to avoid travel and remain close to home, avoid signing any contracts or taking part in any legal proceedings as well as avoiding any Black Friday shopping. Mercury will turn retrograde in your 9th house of long distance travel and legal proceedings making the effects of Mercury Retrograde even more apparent. Please hold off on signing any contracts until the 1st week of December when Mercury will be headed direct in the sign of deep analysis, Scorpio when your intellect will be keen with the ability to spot loopholes and errors. Adding to further irritation is Mars remaining in the late degrees of Sagittarius until the 17th of November in hard aspect to your sun making you particularly irritable. With Mars transiting your solar 10th house of career and reputation you may find you are arguing with superiors as well as subordinates. You should not slink away or avoid confrontation, but try to remain calm during disputes. If you can, postpone any imperative conversations till November 18th when Mars will enter friendly earth sign of Capricorn, you will find others are more receptive. Saturn Lord of Karma placed in Scorpio along with the transiting Sun have take up residence in your solar 8th house this month, calling attention to all 8th house matters including, death, taxes, sex, and financial holdings of others. The transiting Sun will serve as a beacon of light on these matters and with Saturn’s 2 year visit you are required to get serious about finances, the 8th house is also home to transformation and with Saturn being placed here there is a tendency to resist change and to hold on tightly to things, people, ideas that need to be released. As Saturn makes its way through your solar 8th house try to remain open to new possibilities.