As if turning a page, we come into November with a sense that no matter what is going on in the world and how conditions might be impacting us that ‘we can do this’. We may realize that we are able to play the hands dealt us and be effective, productive and successful in our endeavors.
Mercury trines Jupiter on the 1st of November. It may not take a village, but the encouragement and advocacy of a special connection or of several people could give us the impetus to strategize, budget and prepare for moving forward with our plans and with our intention of achieving our desired results. No grousing or whining for us, for we have the confidence and the support to carry on.
Life is a participatory sport, not merely being a passive observer.
Despite the optimism and confidence with which we begin the month of November, due diligence and attention to detail are essential components for rewarding efforts.
The 2nd of November may raise issues as to whether we have advanced forward with blind faith and glossed over specifics or if we have been fully attentive to the vagaries of these times. Mercury squares Pluto on the 2nd. Lack of focus and glibness could bring our efforts to naught. We might even find ourselves running into a wall of regulations and restrictions of which we were either not aware, just recently enforced, or felt we could skirt. We have to be wary of our reactions and responses to situations presented to us. It is important we keep in mind that much of this autumn energy is under the influence of the Mercury Pluto square that occurred at the time of the Autumn Equinox, and here we have it again. Communications may devolve from discussions into heated arguments, as everyone stands their ground in their personal opinions without taking into account any other information than what they choose to believe.
The Scorpio New Moon on the 4th [5:15 PM EDT] has the Sun Moon conjunction exactly opposite Uranus. We may feel as though we are moving the chairs on the Titanic, for we are likely to recognize that our plans and intentions are captive to unexpected shifts and changes. Impacting the next two weeks up to the Full Moon on the 19th, this New Moon cautions us to be vigilant, mindful and aware of unexpected situations arising. Either we play the victim card and be passive to whatever befalls us, or we can accept the challenge and recognize that we are dealing with a dynamic of radical alterations that demand we read the patterns and master the course of events as they unfold. It would be wise, almost mantram-like, to keep reminding ourselves of the true and wise saying: “we never get more than we can handle”.
Even if it feels as though we are on a runaway train with neither engineer nor conductor, we don’t have to accept that we are going off the cliff. A conservative approach to our finances, recognizing that many of the asset classes are highly overvalued, will help prevent us from catastrophe. This is a time for us to keep our ears and eyes wide open and take note of any signals of impending radical changes and massive disruptions.
The 5th and 6th of November allow us to get a grip on what is truly happening. The 5th has Venus exiting Sagittarius to enter Capricorn [6:44 AM EDT], and Mercury exiting Libra to enter Scorpio [6:35 PM EDT]. With Mercury entering Scorpio, we now have a Stellium in Scorpio with Mercury joining Mars and the Sun in the Fixed Water Sign. The enhanced Scorpio energy also adds influence to the Fixed Sign T-Square with the Scorpio Planets opposed Uranus in Taurus and square the Aquarius transiting planets of Saturn and Jupiter. We may be putting up with trying conditions, whipsaws of booms and busts, and engaging Einstein’s definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
On the 6th, Mercury sextiles Venus. Our attention can return to our goals with the consideration as to who and what could assist us in realizing our dreams. Our thoughts are also likely to be more incisive with the ability to strip away the hype and images to get to the core of a situation. We are taking a far more serious approach to life, which is wise, since life right now can be a mixed bag of hype and presentations with transparency lacking and attempts to divert attention into the most insipid.
While we have determined energy on the 10th of November thanks to the Mercury Mars conjunction, we also have both Mercury and Mars square Saturn, which can trigger delays causing frustration and blocking our way forward. This is a time for us to engage both brain and brawn. By strategizing the most effective means to accomplish our goals and combined with the least expenditure of energy, we might be thwarted but not defeated. Our resources, whether time, finances or energy, could be limited but our determination unrelenting.
The Fixed Sign T-Square operating by various planets transiting Scorpio to square Saturn in Aquarius and oppose Uranus in Taurus from mid-September into mid-December is similar to a braking action, slowing things down but also causing opportunities to tweak, fine tune and develop a best practices approach to realize our desired outcome eventually.
In the recent era of entitlement, a period when we expected that what we wanted we should have and have it with little effort on our part, we might have gotten sloppy, indolent and passive. Similar to the concept of ‘use it or lose it’, we may have lessened the strengthening and conditioning of both our character and our capabilities. This Fixed Sign T-Square this autumn may have the effect of sharpening our abilities and forcing us to realize that our journey is an individual one and the paths we take are those we choose and decide for ourselves. We do need a skill set for us to effectively make our way.
On the 12th of November the Sun trines Neptune. We might experience a spiritual awakening, a time when we have a greater appreciation for the deeper and more meaningful aspects of our being. Quiet time in meditation, reflection and contemplation could strengthen our sense of personal destiny. We may have feelings of affirmation that we are on the right path despite the brambles and pebbles along our way. Taking a ‘time out’ from our fast-paced lives provides relief and reinvigoration to move forward knowing that we are on track of our individual journey.
Adverse aspects of Mercury Uranus, one of which occurs on the 13th of November with Mercury opposed Uranus, can be confusing. Many of our beliefs might be questioned as incidents show contradictions to the empirical. Let’s keep in mind that our perceptions, and those of society, are based upon perspective and consciousness. As our awareness increases, so does our understanding of life and the universal unfolding. This is a day when we might have some remarkable ‘ah-ha’ moments, those glimpses of startling insights. Or we might find ourselves blocked in our communications, in our movements, where everything seems topsy-turvy in a most bizarre world. Either we can try to maintain the blinders on what we see, accepting only what we consider to be the ‘tried and true’, or we can take off the blinders, draw upon peripheral vision and be open to the magic and wonder of a world unfolding in accord with its own natural rhythm at its own generic pace. We do need to be careful around finances, since unexpected expenses might put a dent into our budget.
The mid-month of November can be extreme whipsaws of potent good feelings and strong abilities contrasted by disheartening emotions and discouragements.
On the 15th the Sun squares Jupiter. Although we might feel as if the wind has been knocked out of our sails, many people tend to mask their disappointments and deflations by taking the attitude that ‘a strong offense is the best defense’. Some people may go off, hide out and engage their successes in the fantasies of their perfect world. Other people might choose instead to become more self-assertive, narcissistic, and lauding their imagined successes over any in their periphery.
The elation – deflation liable on the 15th could make us more focused and determined as the Sun sextiles Pluto on the 16th. Whether we have been knocked down by the circumstances unfolding or we have overreached through overconfidence, the 16th allows us to be more focused and determined to prioritize what is truly important to us. As if our inner strength rears up, we may feel greater determination to realize what we consider to be the essentials in our quality of living.
With a new-found courage, we have to keep in mind that during these disruptive, tumultuous times it is important that we maintain balance and avoid the wild swings, many of which can be occurring during this mid-November.
The 17th of November has Mars opposed Uranus. This is a time for us to slow down since we could be moving too fast. Impetuousness can get the better of us with the liability of our becoming accident prone. If we would take the time to plan out our day and take into account contingency plans, then we could be highly effective and able to counter any unexpected developments that we might meet along our way. The tendency is to push the envelope, so it will be important for us to rein in our energy and not do anything without considering the consequences or the implications of our actions. Anger released without forethought can create a catastrophic circumstance.
If we were like a bull in a china shop on the 17th, the 18th provides the energy for us to work smarter rather than harder. Mercury trines Neptune on the 18th, and this is an energy configuration that contributes to our ‘knowing without knowing’. Our intuitive sense is heightened, and we can easily come up with the right solutions to any problems. Instead of forcing matters, things can be resolved easily and quickly by our contemplating the issue and almost magically coming up with the right answer.
The 19th of November has Venus trine Uranus and the Taurus Full Moon [3:57 AM EST], a Lunar Eclipse, with the Sun Moon opposition in orb of a square to Jupiter in Aquarius reinforcing the Fixed Sign T-Square that we’ve been under since mid-September. This would be a time for us to reorder various matters, rid ourselves of the extraneous and keep our eye on the ball of future projects we may wish to pursue. Despite the fact that many of us tend to be acquisitive even to the point of being pack rats, more is sometimes only more with the consequent effect of weighing us down and keeping us from engaging other pursuits. This weekend would be a good time for a good autumn cleanout. We might find some unusual bargains to take the place of any items removed. Changing things up is a good way of acknowledging the changes within ourselves and with an impetus of not being stuck but rather moving forward into new terrain.
Mercury squares Jupiter on the 20th of November, and we could fall prey to the Goldilocks Syndrome of this not being quite right, that not being right, until we finally find what we consider to be just right. In the process, we could expend a great deal of energy and also a lot of our finances. We may want to prepare our home for Thanksgiving festivities next week and / or for the winter ahead, but it would be suggested that we start out with a plan in mind and a strict budget to adhere to. Sparkly things are enticing at the point of purchase, but we could easily overspend on impulse purchases.
Even if we got overzealous early on this third weekend of November, we can get a grip on the 21st when Mercury sextiles Pluto. Our mind is sharp. We can dissect whatever is going on, get to the core of any situation, and focus on the essentials without losing track of any particulars.
The 21st of November also has the Sun exiting Scorpio to enter Sagittarius [9:34 PM EST]. This Sign change by the Sun ends the Stellium in Scorpio and adds some Fire to the mix. This year has had a lack of the Fire Element, but with the Sun entering the Mutable Fire Sign followed on the 24th by Mercury entering Sagittarius [10:36 AM EST], we gain some Fire and our disposition can be more upbeat, optimistic and confident of better days ahead. The Sun conjuncts Mercury on the 28th. We might take a more philosophical attitude towards what is going on in the world and seek greater purpose in our own lives. Many of us may be looking at taking off and getting out of Dodge. We have suffered lockdowns and restrictions long enough, and we are more interested in spreading our wings rather than getting them clipped.
November 29th has Mars trine Neptune. We are able to put our spirit into action. Whatever calls us, we are likely to put our muscle behind it. We might feel as though we are being called, that there is something that impels us to action. This Mars Neptune configuration is an interesting combination of the material and spiritual, similar to the symbol of Pisces with one fish swimming upstream into the spiritual realm, the other fish swimming downstream into the physical. For each of us, our journey is to integrate our spiritual essence with our physical being. Our awakening allows us an ascension in consciousness and the ability to move from the fourth dimension of space-time reality into the fifth dimension of the NOW where past, present, future are all ONE.
The 30th of November continues with our spiritual awareness as Mercury sextiles Saturn, Venus sextiles Neptune, and the Sun sextiles Saturn. Feeling upbeat and inspired, our creative juices may be flowing. We can put our heart into everything and anything. Our relationships might seem almost idyllic. We are likely to see the good in everything and everyone. Not that we are spacey and ungrounded. On the contrary, this is a day when we could have our head in the clouds and our feet firmly planted on the ground. Does it get better than this? Hardly.
November 2021… Light in the Tunnel…