This month opens with the Moon Void of Course until 1:02 PM EST (adjust for DST), when it moves into the sign Cancer. Also with Mercury closing in on a negative aspect with Pluto on the 2nd, we should all watch what we say, as our words may be misinterpreted and cause some confusion. On the 5th Lady Venus turns Retrograde in Scorpio, allowing us to retrace our steps and perhaps find a better way to handle differences with our loved ones. Lady Venus is always about love, faith, and compassion — in the sign Scorpio Her emotions are deepened and intense. The Planet Uranus continues Retrograde in early Taurus, perhaps those with a plethora of fixed Planets in the early degrees may want to be aware that there is a possibility of abrupt and unexpected changes or happenings. Be prepared to bring a calm demeanor to any upsetting happenstance.
The New Moon in Libra crests at 15 degrees, on the 8th at 10:47 PM EST (adjust for DST). Libra helps to bring balance and beauty into our lives, and can help us to see our way forward with optimism and a unique vision of the future. The Planet Mercury enters Scorpio on the 9th giving us more insight into the minds of others, and helping us expand the parameters of our own minds. Perhaps meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, or any intimate mental undertakings will help you in reaching the pinnacle of your spiritual soul center, and awakening the instinctive areas of your mind. Working within the Planetary movements can bring us to a truer understanding of ourselves, and this World we live within. Try to tap into the massive energies of this amazing Galaxy as we all travel throughout the Universal time/space continuum.
The Full Moon in Taurus at 1 degree of the sign crests on the 24th at 11:45 AM EST (adjust for DST). This Full Moon may be a bit more volatile as it is conjunct the Planet Uranus, creating a more intense and unpredictable environment. It might be best to hold one’s tongue before creating a scene, also be aware of those who might be having a difficult time expressing themselves, and becoming frustrated in the process. Try to be the voice of calm and common sense if you can, or if things are becoming unruly, simply walking away may help diminish the antagonistic energy being expelled.
On a happier note, our Lady Venus is helping us to revisit some past events whilst She is in Retrograde mode in Scorpio, no mere surface look at our past issues, rather an intense and in-depth assessment of our loved ones, our love life, and our love of life! We can with Lady Venus’ help reconnect with those deeply felt feelings we have for those we love, and for our feelings of faith, belonging, and the karmic consciousness we share with all the members of our tribe, clan, community, brethren and family. We may find ourselves reviewing our own feelings about our place in society, our self-esteem, our inherent morality and dignity.
Mars continues forward in the sign Aquarius, giving us new ideas and dramatic visions for our future. If there has been a delay in a long yearned for project — you may find that Mars in Aquarius will bring the coveted dream forward in a dynamic manner. Also, as Aquarius has such empathy for the underdog, you may want to engage in some charitable causes that are close to your heart. Breathe in the fresh and airy energies of Mars in Aquarius and plot your course with confidence.
Mercury is Direct all month long, however, it will begin a Retrograde period on November 16th lasting until December 6th — it may be wise to get a head-start on any special Holiday purchases or party plans, for when Mercury is in Rx mode there is more likelihood that things will need extra time and effort to go smoothly.
Mercury and Pluto are not getting along on the 2nd after the dinner hour, if you are discussing some important project, you may not be seeing the whole picture — allow yourself to sleep on any major changes. Lady Venus starts Retrograde on the 5th in the sign Scorpio — it might be time to review your last few months and try to find ways in which you may have been able to connect to others in a more generous and loving manner. On the 7th the Sun and Neptune are at odds, in mid-morning, perhaps you can find a way to fill your soul with a love for humanity. You may awaken on the 9th with a feeling that you had an interesting dream, but can’t quite put your finger on the memory — meditation may help. Mercury opposing Uranus on the 10th around the noon hour may be disruptive and you can’t enjoy your lunch because of the angst you feel. Later in the evening, Lady Venus and Mars don’t see eye-to-eye, there is too much emotion to make a rational decision. Late on the 11th the Sun and Pluto are at odds, you look for balance but someone is digging in their heels. Mid-month, on the 15th Mercury and Lady Venus are riding together in the sky after the lunch hour, subtle connections have been made, and you may have found someone special, don’t let this opportunity go by without some plans for future contact. The 18th brings us two pleasant aspects, one between Mercury and Neptune after the lunch period, you feel compassionate for your fellow humans, and the feeling may inspire you to create a way to be helpful to someone in need. Later in the evening the Sun and Jupiter also are in tune, you feel generous and want to share materially and emotionally with your loved ones. The 19th finds Mercury and Neptune in sync in the wee hours of the morning, your dreams may be prophetic. Around the noon hour Mars and Mercury square off and tempers can flare — try to avoid angry folks. On the 22nd we find Mercury in two phases, after the lunch hour, meeting with Pluto and getting along famously by being able to use your instinct and deep intellect to find a solution to a problem — and later in the early evening interacting Mercury is in a snit with Saturn — there is no positivity here, don’t expect to be helped, you may want to get to bed early. The Sun and Uranus are opposite one another on the 23rd after the dinner hour, there may be some sudden change or someone just isn’t a happy camper. Breakfast time on the 24th brings Lady Venus and Saturn together — possibly a project at work has gotten the OK, or you just feel good and nothing negative is going to sway you! Later we have the Full Moon in Taurus — try to use this earthy energy to good advantage, buying fall flowers may be on your agenda. Lady Venus and the Sun meet up at 3 degrees of Scorpio as you are getting into work on the 26th, you find a warm welcome and perhaps someone with extra charm is smitten with you. The Sun and Saturn connect on the 27th later in the evening, you may be the designated driver for your friends — it’s a good choice. The 29th sees Mars and Saturn starting the day in a snit, perhaps a cold shower might help, or just plan on listening to a rant, you may have a positive suggestion that goes over well. A plethora of minor aspects between Lady Venus, Uranus, and Mercury might spoil our sleep on the 31st and we awaken feeling a bit out of touch. However, the month ends with Lady Venus entering the late degrees of Libra, although in Rx motion — we can use this return of Lady Venus into Libra to feel more balanced, benevolent and beautiful. Sigh!