November 2022

We come into November with a T-Square by Sign in the Fixed Signs. We can experience delays, frustrations, concerns about our finances and a feeling that there’s no way out but to go through the quagmire with as little hurt as possible.

Drawing upon our faith, even blind faith, could help us raise our eyes to a distant horizon, to a realm of future possibilities, and awaken us to accepting conditions and circumstance as they are with a willingness for us to play the hands we are being dealt. Whether we believe it or not, we have developed more tools for our skill set, and with assistance from the universe we are able to not only survive these times but thrive from these times.

The 5th of November may question my assertion. Venus opposes Uranus on the 5th. Unexpected developments could put a damper on our finances and on our relationships. It would be wise to keep things as pleasant as possible in our interactions with other people. We might also experience a heads-up regarding the increased costs of inflation. Even if we have bought into the promises that inflation is coming down, we could see the trickle down effect being inconsequential as we realize that increased costs are baked in. Now is a time for us to take a serious approach to our finances, consider our revenue stream and budget our expenditures. During these times of the paradigm shift, when things are going through a dramatic transformation, it is wise for us to keep in mind the affirmation that ‘we never get more than we can handle.’

This Venus Uranus opposition on the 5th of November also begins the Fixed Sign T-Squares with last year’s nemesis of the Saturn Uranus square. First with Venus opposed Uranus on the 5th, followed by Venus square Saturn on the 7th; then Mercury opposed Uranus on the 8th, followed by Mercury square Saturn on the 10th; finishing up this Fixed Sign T-Square sequence with the Sun opposed Uranus on the 9th, followed by the Sun square Saturn on the 11th. This second week of November is unlikely to be a walk in the park.

The Venus square Saturn on the 7th of November may have us or someone else making amends for past misdeeds. Reconnections might force us to acknowledge mistakes or errors made from our being adamant in our opinions or a little too self-absorbed. Let’s chalk it up to everybody having been put under incredible stress over the past two-three years. We have suffered through the fear porn of the projected coming apocalypse and dystopia. The official narrative could have scared the bejeebers out of us with viruses raging, economies crashing, climate changing, wars waging, terror encroaching, and foods lacking, etc., etc., etc. Egads! What has been presented to us as reality has been worse than Friday fright nights at the cinema. Of course, much of it is over hyped and some of it being false narrative.

The 8th of November is Election Day in the US with the Taurus Full Moon, a Lunar Eclipse, with the Sun opposed the Moon [6:02 AM EST]. The Moon Uranus conjunction opposes by orb the three Scorpio-transiting planets and all five are by orb in square of Saturn in Aquarius. What a crescendo of the Fixed Sign T-Square. Mercury opposes Uranus, my least favorite energy configuration for air travel and with liabilities of computer problems and miscommunications.

For me, stop the world, I want to get off.

The intensity of this day cannot be discounted. Delays, frustrations, sleight-of-hand, and criticisms could be rampant. No one may be ecstatic about the day, especially in the US with the mid-term elections.

My take on the mid-term elections in the US:

[Yes, we have no bananas…

If anyone doubts that the US is becoming something of a banana republic with questionable elections [e.g. delayed vote counting, voting irregularities, ballot harvesting, voter suppression, people rising from the grave to cast ballots, some people feeling entitled to vote several times more than once, and final results decided days and weeks after Election Day, etc.], that doubt could be dispelled by these midterm elections in 2022.

The astrology for Tuesday, November 8th of 2022, Election Day in the US, is replete with the push – pull between two opposing forces and liable to only intensify the political divide.

Election Day has the Taurus Full Moon, a Lunar Eclipse, and a Fixed Sign T-Square. There is a Stellium of three planets in Scorpio, a Moon Uranus conjunction in Taurus and all square to Saturn in Aquarius.

Stop the world I want to get off!

Are people willing to put up with trying conditions with the hope, promise and expectations of better days ahead?

With five planets in Water Signs, three planets in Earth Signs, two planets in Air Signs, but NO planets in Fire Signs, anger and resentment can be escalated but with little energy to push forward and assert our will. People may grouse about conditions but do little to do anything about them.

While this election might have unexpected results here and there, there is truth to the saying: ‘meet the new boss, same as the old boss’.

When I ran for the US House in 2000 as an Independent, I referred to the two major parties as “dumb and dumber”. My opinion has little changed except possibly reinforced — an opinion evidently shared by former Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang and former Republican governor of New Jersey Christine Todd Whitman who co-chair the new political party Forward.

The ‘results’ of these midterms in 2020 may please no one and only contribute to the anger and divisiveness tearing the country apart.

There are liable to be any number of problems on Election Day 2022, all contributing to tarnishing the acceptance of the results. What a contrast it may seem to the recent presidential election runoff in Brazil where votes were counted and election decided the night of the election.

The one saving grace is that we do NOT have Mercury turning from retrograde to direct motion on Election Day, which we suffered through on both Election Day 2000 and Election Day 2020, and we may remember how convoluted those elections turned out to be.

As the saying in gambling circles goes: the house always wins.

With these mid-term elections, nobody wins if everybody loses.]

Whether we stay up for the results of the bread and circus theatrics or not, the 9th of November triggers the second of three Fixed Sign T-Squares as the Sun opposes Uranus on the 9th.

No matter the consequences of Election Day, the 9th can have us feeling a level of discontent as we see the dysfunctionality of these times. Wherever we look, it seems that trust in the competence of our institutional systems is waning. Even if there are significant changes on Election Day, we could feel as though ‘meet the new boss, same as the old boss.’

We might look at making changes, feel that changes are necessary, and yet stay stuck in our old patterns. People talk about transformation, but the unknown is often frightening and the complacency of discontent unbelievably more comfortable.

The second Fixed Sign T-Square ends on the 10th of November as Mercury squares Saturn. This day also has Venus trine Neptune. In a case of either / or, we can either fall into depression, feeling blocked and as though nothing is ever going to change. Our sense of being stuck, the past rearing its ugly head, and our being pinned behind the eight ball would be a liability of looking down at what seems to be right in front of us. Or we could lift our eyes, engage our faith in better days through brighter ways, and find solace with those people who affirm that things always work out for the best. Similar to our attitude in life, it’s our choice, always our choice as to how we wish to perceive events.

While our society tends to focus on the negative, emphasize the problems without considering positive solutions, why go there? Such a disposition only leads us into depression and victimhood. Things may be tough but as the wise saying suggests: “we never get more than we can handle.”

The third and final Fixed Sign T-Square ends with the Sun square Saturn on the 11th of November. Perhaps everything that has gone on over the past seven days, as we have had to contend with the T-Squares, has knocked out the stuffing from us. The more we bought into the theatrics of these times, the more likely we are to have exhausted ourselves. This is a time for us to complete sorting out old and new with the recognition that the new is only new in appearance but ‘same old, same old’ in a different guise. We might also better appreciate the theatrics and commit to not getting sucked into any depleting narrative.

Despite what appears to be going on, there is also an awakening occurring. Even the most oblivious would be hard put not to recognize that the curtain has been pulled back for us to see clearly what is really happening and how we choose to move forward in our individual life journey.

After what may have seemed an arduous week, we come to the weekend of the 12th – 13th of November, and the energy shifts significantly. After a week when we might have felt caught as a ball in a pachinko machine bouncing from one spike to another to yet another, getting battered and bruised by delays, frustrations, past issues and unexpected curveballs that might have thrown us off center; the weekend of the 12th – 13th gives us Mercury trine Neptune on the 12th, followed by Venus sextile Pluto on the 13th.
Monday the 14th continues an awakening with Mercury sextile Pluto and the Sun trine Neptune.

Our intuitive sense can be heightened, and we may have the sense of knowing without knowing, as if our understanding of situations is clearer and more laser-like, able to get to the core and see what is truly going on. If we would take the time to ruminate on matters, we can devise a most effective means to concentrate on our priorities, all the while that we are cutting away the dross, the inconsequential and the needless from our lives.

The weekend of the 12th – 13th with its major shift in energy opens the door to a most productive and encouraging second half of November. Perhaps that period of the last seven days has provided us with wake-up calls and jostled us into greater awareness and mindfulness, two very necessary tools during this paradigm shift.

The 15th of November has the two ‘good guys’ of the planetary realm, Venus and Jupiter, trine. Whether we have a lot or a little, we may be more comfortable with our life’s circumstance. We might decide to have some alone time to recharge and reinvigorate ourselves. This is a day when we could go out and purchase certain items that would enhance the comfort and sense of sanctuary of our homes. Certainly, any trauma of last week should have dissipated by now. Focusing on our self, our internal development, and taking some quiet time would give us an important thrust for us to look to our future with even a glimpse that the universe is working in our favor, even when indications suggest the contrary.

The Venus trine Jupiter on the 15th is followed on the 16th by Mercury trine Jupiter and by Venus exiting Scorpio, a Sign of Detriment for Venus, and Venus entering Sagittarius [1:09 AM EST]. Even if we cannot put our finger on the cause, we are likely feeling upbeat and protected by the higher forces [universal not terrestrial]. No matter what might be occurring in the world-at-large, we may feel comforted with a sense that all is right in our world. Perhaps we are drawing upon a belief that life is goodness and that while there are challenges and struggles, things do in deed work out.

The entry of Venus into Sagittarius, the Mutable Fire Sign, ends the transit of Venus in a Sign where Venus is uncomfortable with a liability of jealousy, possessiveness, and a sense that enough is never enough. This Sign change on the 16th also ends the Stellium of three planets in the Fixed Water Sign. By Sign, we now have a T-Square in the Mutable Signs with Venus in Sagittarius, Mars in Gemini, and both Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces. Our nervous energy can be ratcheted up with a tendency to swing high, swing low.

Venus in Sagittarius can make us more sociable and more interested in people whose experiences are foreign to our own. We also gain some Fire, an Element that has been lacking since early September. There can be more fire in our belly, a greater philosophic outlook, and a confidence in brighter days ahead.

Mercury also exits Scorpio to enter Sagittarius on the following day, on the 17th [3:42 AM EST]. An increase in Fire, we also have a brighter mental outlook with us feeling more confident, optimistic and upbeat. We might feel as though dark clouds are parting and that the sun is shining through. Mercury is in Detriment in Sagittarius, where Mercury tends to look at the big picture and might negate some of the specifics involved.

The 18th of November has the Sun sextile Pluto. Before we move into the expansionary period of our year next week, we might consider a serious inventory taking, letting go of things that may have served us once but are no longer useful. We can focus on the truly purposeful and determine our priorities for our involvements in the days ahead. Once in gear, we might find our persistence unstoppable.

What we have to avoid is any tendency for us to try and do it all in one fell swoop. The 19th of November has Mars square Neptune. A liability of impulsiveness and recklessness could make us accident prone. If we do not chart our course of action before starting off, we could wind up like ‘wrong way Corrigan’ apparently heading off in one direction but winding up somewhere other than our intended destination. Or we might just go around in circles without accomplishing a great deal.

The 20th has the Sun trine Jupiter. The Sun is about to exit Scorpio on the 22nd and enter Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius. We can feel confident, optimistic, and assume that we are making all the right moves. The one cautionary note is to avoid overexpansion with a belief that things will work out according to our intentions. We are living during turbulent, tumultuous times, times when things can change suddenly and dramatically. It would be wise to keep in mind that during this paradigm shift we are co-creators with the universe unfolding and need to be attentive to the shifts and changes going on.

Mercury conjuncts Venus on the 21st. Conversations and interactions with people can be scintillating and good fun. Some of us may be travelling for the US Thanksgiving holiday on the Thursday, or we might be giving thought to future travel plans. Our thoughts are expansive, upbeat, and we are taking off any blinders we may have had on.

The Sun enters Sagittarius on the 22nd of November [3:20 AM EST]. We now have a Stellium of three planets in the Mutable Fire Sign as the Sun joins Mercury and Venus in Sagittarius. We are moving into the holidays, and our spirits might focus more on the magic of this holiday time more so than the mundane matters in our personal world or the goings-on in the world-at-large.

The Sagittarius New Moon on the 23rd when the Sun conjuncts the Moon [5:57 PM EST] truly kicks off the Sagittarius influence with an additional thrust by Sagittarius-ruling Jupiter turning direct [6:02 PM EST]. It’s the day before Thanksgiving in the US, and we can be thankful that no matter how challenging these recent times have been, we have dodged a bullet. Now that we have survived, we are more committed to thrive. Perhaps we can see a new day dawning, a brighter day and a time when we can expand our interests with confidence and enthusiasm.

The 28th and 29th of November suggests we slow things down, take our time, and be certain that we are putting the different pieces of our life in the right places. The 28th has Mars trine Saturn, followed on the 29th by Mercury opposed Mars and Mercury sextile Saturn. If we can avoid distractions and diversions and maintain our focus, we can be highly productive at this time. If we try to rush things, we could find ourselves in a jumble and a world of hurt. Even though we have a Mutable Sign T-Square with six planets in the Mutable Signs, we do not have to spin out of control and let go of the reins. This is a time for us to think smarter and work smarter. Attempts at short cuts would likely result in wasted efforts with disastrous consequences. This is a time for to slow things down and not move too fast.

November 2022… coming out from under…