The month opens with the Moon entering the active sign Aries, leading us to feel a bit exasperated, and perhaps a smidgen too impatient with others. Allow yourself some breathing room before you blurt out an angry or mean-spirited affront. It may be that things don’t seem to be going your way, and you are frustrated with how little you seem to be able to accomplish during this time frame.
Some of our more sensitive folks are already feeling the vibrations of the Taurus Full Moon that crests at 11 degrees, on the 4th at 12:23 AM EST (add one hour for DST). At midnight Lady Venus in Libra and Uranus in Aries were in conflict adding to the unstable atmosphere. You may find that groups you usually enjoy aren’t as much fun any more, and you are seeking out others of your ilk who will see eye-to-eye with you. There seems to be a disconnect between those who were in sync and are now truly at odds with one another.
On the 18th the New Moon at 26 degrees of Scorpio at 6:42 AM EST will find us thinking unconventionally and independently, making others feel a bit left out. Being the sign of regeneration and rebirth, there may be a few new experiences awaiting those who want to partake of the sacred mysteries, and their own personal psychic identities. Emboldened by this powerful sign, you can find yourself resisting those who would put stress into your life. You can also become aware of how to handle the day-to-day stressors that we all experience throughout the workweek. Indeed with a Scorpio New Moon we can awaken that inner core of strength that we know we have, in order to cut short those folks who demean and disparage us. The Scorpio New Moon is infusing us with more clarity and knowing; it can and will, make us stronger and more able to handle anyone, who has the audacity to try to humble our spirit.
As Lady Venus enters Scorpio on the 7th, we may find we have had it with what seems customary — and we want to create our own traditions and mores. We will feel empowered and ready to explore new methods and ways to produce our own personal agenda. You can feel the change in the air, and you want to partake of all that is unique, singular and distinctive. You may go so far as to change your hair style and color, your taste in clothing, and your awareness of who you truly are now and want to become in the future. We can begin to feel our own power and become attuned to that of others who compliment our ideas. Blending with Neptune on the 16th, we have inner visions of what is best for us, and we can find compassionate companions who will feel as deeply as we do about our pathway throughout this lifetime here on Earth. On the 13th Lady Venus meets up with Jupiter in Scorpio and excess may be expected, whether shopping for gifts, indulging in rich foods, or just enjoying the finer things life has given to you. Life is good, and you feel stable where you are, and can think about the future with optimism.
A major trine will begin between Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces by the end of this month, carrying over through to the end of December when the Planets begin to separate. Those with a strong Water element in their charts will be able to use the emotional and compassionate atmosphere these Planets engender to enhance their ability to connect with an inner core of ancient spiritual wisdom. As the new year begins the strongest vibrations will abate, nevertheless, by the middle of April 2018 lasting until the close of September it will once again be active! We may see a revival of some kind of Divine Universal Spirituality that transcends any one religious belief. Perhaps a raising of Transcendent Consciousness will come into play on a world-wide scale. Personally we may be able to connect with our loved ones on a visceral level that will need no explanation or discussion — a mystical blending of mind, body and spirit that will be mutually beneficial.
On the 3rd, after the midnight hour, Lady Venus in Libra has a pleasant interlude with Saturn in Sagittarius, our relationships seem to be in good stead, and we can feel secure. In the middle of the afternoon the Sun in good aspect to Neptune give us the opportunity to find a spiritual core within ourselves. We feel concern for others, artistically inspired and resourceful. Of course, the 4th brings us the Full Moon in Fixed Earthy Taurus, and with an early morning tiff between Lady Venus and Uranus we are already off balance — try to cope with a common-sense outlook on what is happening around you. Mercury enters Sagittarius on the 5th — perhaps allowing us to speak our minds. We must remember that sometimes the truth isn’t necessarily what others need to hear if it’s only your opinion. Lady Venus will enter Scorpio on the 7th bringing more passionate ideas and retorts. On the 9th during the morning rush hour, the Sun and Pluto are in sync, but there will be a lot of powerful emotions roiling about. Mars and Neptune find themselves at odds after the dinner hour, you may feel confused about exactly what you want to do — the input you receive is fuzzy. The 10th sees Mercury and Jupiter in a quick meeting at breakfast time, where things seem to be going well. Saturn and Uranus are trine on the 11th in the predawn hours bringing harmony and agreement within your domain. At evening rush hour on the 13th Mercury and Neptune are at odds — your commute might be interrupted, or there is a lot of inaccuracy flowing about — check facts and figures. Lady Venus has two encounters on the 16th — one in the early morning hours with Saturn that leaves us feeling unfulfilled and upset, however the other in mid-morning with Neptune finds us day-dreaming of wonderful things to come. Mercury and Mars come to an agreement on the 17th, as you’re having your second cup of coffee in the office, that makes your day! Your ideas have merit and you are tasked to present a more complete mission statement to higher-ups. The New Moon in Scorpio on the 18th may find us opting for starting a whole new pattern to live life more fully. On the 19th as you arise, Mars and Pluto are facing off — don’t allow yourself to get dragged into a no-win situation, or someone else’s brouhaha! Lady Venus and Pluto get together on the 21st at the crack of dawn in a loving and intense manner — you may be late for work! Neptune in Pisces begins her forward motion on the 22nd bringing a more positive, spiritual, and creative force into play. We can use the mystery and magic of this Planet to our advantage in creating more artistic and imaginative projects. Lunchtime on the 24th finds the Sun and Pluto in a snit, there may be some underhanded ongoings in the office — you might want to have lunch at your desk. At dawn on the 25th as Mercury and Uranus are a happy pair, you may awaken after a dream that brought you an inspiring idea, or you find that being home for the holiday has brightened your spirit. After midnight on the 28th Mercury and Saturn might delay an impending departure, or you are dismayed by someone’s disloyalty. November ends with the Moon entering Taurus bringing a practical outlook for our Holiday shopping expeditions.
Time seems to be flying by — the end of the year will soon be here — it is a fast-paced world today, and we often are so busy we forget to take the time to just observe! So — find a comfortable spot — relax and sit — and just feel, observe, perceive, and use all of your senses to take in the atmosphere surrounding you! Breathe — OK — I said breathe — better! Think about happy times, things you are grateful for, and how many positive opportunities you will have in the future. Sometimes we just have to sit back and take notice of where we are — what we are doing — and perhaps most importantly, where do we want to go — in 1, 5 or 10 years. Just think about your future in a non-judgemental manner, let any of your regrets just float away on the ether, and think of all those who love you. We are only human beings — trying our best to get through this world, this life, this existence the best way we can. Allow yourself some slack in not having done this or that. Resolve that past errors are just that — in the past, and all the good you have done is more than enough to allow you to feel a sense of accomplishment, that can give you the incentive and persistence to move forward with your life, in a more positive and optimistic way. Shrug off any misgivings you have and find that inner spirit of “I Can Do it”!!!