The weird and the wonderful. Two major events preside in November’s star scape, the conjunction of South Node to Neptune, (Nov. 18th) and the Jupiter – Pluto square on the 24th. Mars will move into Aquarius on the 9th, charging the atmosphere with excitement and a wiley bit of fun instability. Mars has not been in an air sign since the end of last year, and this transit (through Dec. 20th,) will stimulate intellectual discovery and social connections opening pathways and conduits that have been stuck, stilted and stalled. The very positive aspects culminating between Mars – Jupiter – Saturn and Uranus next month start to build up now, though Mars is essentially a free agent from Aquarius, (just the way Aquarius likes it) until December 1st. (This configuration, BTW, is one of the most dominating influences occurring next year, we just get a taste of it in December, with Aquarius – Mars activating it. More on this next month!)
There is a definite yuk factor with the South Node connecting to Neptune, though having made it though the dreary Saturn – Neptune square that was so inhibiting and challenging this year, this might not be a real “biggie” though the karma returned on disillusioning ourselves (or others) can bring a bout of disheartening disappointment if we had allowed the illusory to slide out of control. An ending occurs where an idealism lies, and while that release may be painful, it’s a necessary part of our evolution right now and we are far better served for letting this one go. Purging and cleansing are effective both ritually and physically.
I had this amazing friend Suzanne, who when I was in the process of trying to rationalize seriously dumb life choices would say to me – “there is no cheese down that hole”. Likewise with this transit, simply acknowledge there is no growth opportunity in the thing you might be clinging to, so don’t waste time deluding yourself or trying to convince yourself otherwise. Letting go lightens your load, so if you find yourself to defaulting to the land of make-believe when things don’t look or go the way you think they are supposed to, just give yourself a little kick in the butt and back up from the hole, reminding yourself all the while – there is no damn cheese in there. In releasing this illusion or refusing to participate in the lie you free yourself to see and be the truth.
SOMEBODY WEIRD LIKE ME…
An interesting vibration emerges round the 23rd when Black Moon Lillith forms an enticing and erotically healing linkage with Chiron. A passionate connection can deepen considerably at this time although there is definitely an eccentric or unusual quality with this contact. Lillith and Chiron exist totally on the outsider wavelength and it’s here the misfits can find their matches, no doubt somewhere out on the fringes of society. Everyone on some level, no matter how natively conservative, will seek to express the wild side or fly a freak flag. Liberator Mars in Aquarius will urge us to go for it unrepentantly, and there will be some intriguing developments for sure…
SEIZE THE MOMENT
Then we have Jupiter square Pluto on the 24th, which is tapped into a dynamic with Venus, moving into the configuration on the 25th. On it’s own, there can be a massive shift in the balance (Libra) of power (Capricorn) that becomes very urgent on a personal level (Moon – Venus). Earlier this year we had the trine, or easy flow between them. Look to events in March and June, when an agenda may have galvanized on some level as this will likely be the subject surrounding the events we see transpire late in November here.
This agenda is transformed at this point, as it enters a critical period of culmination. This is one of the dominating themes that will last through next August, and also a significant pivot for endeavors initiated back in December 2007, when Jupiter – Pluto conjuncted at 28 Aquarius. This is the closing phase of a cycle that began at that time, now reaching a period of crisis to finish what we started. The new cycle will begin in 2020. Jupiter is expansion and Pluto is power. Together there can be amplified feelings to gain dominance or control. Ultimately we each only really have the power to control ourselves, as using subversive or Plutonian tactics of coercion to gain authority over others is neither heroic or really a victorious accomplishment. The catalyst here is to look within, transform from within and then together to create better things that can benefit us all. Hopefully the altruism stimulated by Mars in Aquarius will help us to find the way through.
Stargazer Scopes by Sign:
ARIES: The focus moves from intimate and financial matters to your profession this month, as a long negotiation regarding a promotion begins to escalate through the end of the year. A partner can push you forward, or equally over the edge. Look to eliminate negative self talk. If you find yourself sabotaging your own best efforts and interests, might be time to step back from that edge and let go of some negative conditioning. The same rings true for a delusion or ANY addictions.
TAURUS: Partnerships are in a phase of culmination and travel with a loved one (particularly after the 11th) will be incredibly pleasurable. Explore enticing possibilities on the 25th. A Full Moon in your sign on the 14th brings a year of revelations to the fore, you can release the burdens of the past and move forward now. Work and professional matters get a big boost of mojo, with even bigger developments on tap for December.
GEMINI: You’ll feel more comfortable in your skin than you have in ages with Mars in Aquarius from the 9th. Deadlock in a relationship or what has seemed like barren prospects for romantic encounters begin to open into more fruitful dialogues from the 29th, as the New Moon stimulates you to take more initiative. You may find career matters hit a slump, especially where you may have over idealized a circumstance or even your own abilities a situation may come up short.
CANCER: Really romantic vibes come your way from mid month. You may be swept off your feet on the 19th or 25th. Residential improvements are still on the radar, but you and a partner might not see eye to eye on how or when to expand. This is a conversation that could last through next Summer. Nice and easy. A work from home business could really take off from next month, put in some foot work now to secure a good outcome.
LEO: Partnerships get a huge jolt of va va room from the 9th, this energy can translate into feisty and erotic discourse or contentious arguments if you aren’t seeing eye to eye with a mate. Work is also highlighted and job seekers can find new and lucrative assignments. Some intensity in the last weeks at work can bring some changes to the environment. The Full Moon on the 14th sees a professional course come to completion.
VIRGO: Sands are shifting, albeit slowly and from the 19th you should begin to notice a changed atmosphere in your household and with a relationship. You are in one of the most challenging cycles of the decade for these critical elements of your life, trying to build a solid base for yourself while the pervasive illusion of an enticing affair can prove a setback. It’s time to release an old pattern of idealism or deceit. The 19th and 25th can be very alluring, be honest about what you want.
LIBRA: Domestic friction is replaced with harmony and sweetness as you will see from the 13th. Socially this is a very active period, catch up with your buddies and friends and enjoy the brisk pace of communication and day to day life. A creative project may beacon after the 10th, build the positive momentum for this now and see what culminates in December. It’s time to release a bad habit that has been affecting your health or productivity. This is easier after the 19th.
SCORPIO: You are coming back into your own, after a year of self discovery and stop – start progress you are feeling more aligned with your objectives since the Scorpio New Moon last month, a helpful trend that continues for a few more weeks. Partnerships and connecting with your heart’s desire culminate brilliantly around the Full Moon mid month. Meanwhile it’s time to leave behind an old script in a love relationship, an illusion has run it’s course.
SAGITTARIUS: Life gets very busy from mid-month onward. Conversations, errands and social events are on tap for you, and introduce some fun and leisure where the pressure had been on security issues over the last several weeks. A New Moon in your sign on the 29th signals winds of change and a new order. Insecurities surrounding home and profession are stimulated and there can be lot to contend with at this time. A draining attribute of your home situation needs to be released.
CAPRICORN: You experience the sweeter side of things from the 13th. With a Venus transit of your sign, a loving and highly pleasurable bond can be built now. The 19th and 25th are enticing. Focus on your communication. Something has slid out of control and a misunderstanding or assumption needs to be clarified. The end of the month features some volatile influences, seize the day. Professionally matters continue to escalate. Be in it to win it for a big opportunity next month.
AQUARIUS: You are still attending to the behind the scenes business in the first half, but feel complete renewal and invigoration from the 9th as Mars transits your sign, bestowing energy and initiative that has been lacking for most of the year. What culminates over the next 6 weeks is phenomenal, let your inventive spirit guide you. Domestic matters are resolved mid month. A slippery financial situation needs attention. If you have been passively hoping for improvement, it’s time to take a firm stand.
PISCES: A part of your identity is ready to be shed. You are entering a cocoon phase through December 20th, when you will emerge renewed and restored. If you have been evasive or deceptive in anyway it’s time to make clear your intentions both with yourself and to others. Friends and social activities provide a pleasurable atmosphere, and the 19th is an especially favorable date for connecting romantically or otherwise with people who’s company you genuinely enjoy.
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