Guest article By Dorene Carrel
November is a dynamic month, highlighted by a Solar Eclipse, four planetary stations and another Uranus/Pluto square. These stations include Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune and Chiron. As earth and water signs are emphasized, much activity can happen on deep inner levels and emerge as new realizations or significant shifts in one’s beliefs and values.
The first week in November is the most potent and intense. On November 1, the fourth of seven exact squares occur between Uranus and Pluto. This means we are past the half-way point of this long evolutionary cycle of social and cultural change, which continues until 2015. This aspect can bring personal crises, breakdowns or breakthroughs. The last square aspect was on May 20, 2013. If a significant change occurred back then, it will come up for another review at this time. The next Uranus/Pluto square will occur on April 21, 2014. Much opportunity can also come at this time, but be sure to clarify details as Mercury is still retrograde until November 10.
The New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs on November 3 at 11 Scorpio. It is aligned with Saturn, Mercury and the North Node, all in Scorpio. This combination can take us on a deeper journey with the themes of emotional intensity, power and control, penetration, secrecy, fears, endings, death, healing and self-mastery. The Scorpio emphasis will also help us in gaining deeper understanding and the core essence or truth of a matter. Eclipses are extra potent new or full moons that can signify new beginnings and endings. The last solar eclipse in Scorpio was in November 1994. The Sabian symbol for this degree, “An official embassy ball,” suggests the mutual empowerment that can occur in uniting with like-minded others for greater accomplishment.
On November 6, Jupiter turns retrograde at 20 Cancer 30. This station begins several weeks of inner reflection involving one’s feelings, home, family, food, nourishment, dependency and security issues. A Sun/Saturn alignment on this day can bring more seriousness, structure and discipline to our thinking.
Mercury turns direct on November 10 at 2 Scorpio 29. Thinking and communication should start to be clearer at this time, along with less stress dealing with technology, computers, traffic, etc. Research and planning results can be put into concrete action at this time. A broader, more visionary perspective can be gained on November 12 when the Sun trines Jupiter. This would be a good time to take action to create more prosperity, or one can now reap the results of a past action.
On November 13, Neptune turns direct at 2 Pisces 34. This is a gentle shift that encourages us to actualize our ideals and spirituality in a more outward fashion. Our experience of Neptunian subjects, such as UFOs, shadow people, frequency shifts, auras, etc., can become more prominent in the next several weeks.
Relationships can undergo some difficulties on November 14-15 when Venus in Capricorn aligns with Pluto and squares Uranus. Our personal changes can suddenly impact our relationships, resulting in either new growth or separation. A deeper understanding can also be found. This could be a tricky time in handling finances and it is best to avoid acting on one’s impulses.
The Full Moon occurs on November 17 at 25 Taurus 26. Taurus is an earth sign that emphasizes the themes of resources and values, along with being comfortable, dependable, loyal and stable. The shadow side of both Taurus and Scorpio is a resistance to change and being too willful. This is a favorable time for persistence with our goals, making them more concrete and useful. The Sabian symbol keynotes for these degrees emphasize having appreciation for the goodness in our lives, as well as the ability to adjust to new situations by tuning into their requirements.
On November 19, Chiron turns direct at 9 Pisces. The wounded healer archetype within us now becomes more prominent, as we can freely give and receive healing support from others. Mercury aligns with Saturn in Scorpio on November 25, providing us with a deeper, more structured focus. On November 27 and 28, both Mercury and Venus align with Jupiter, which favors harmony in communications and social gatherings. A harmonious trine from the Sun to Uranus on November 30 brings new creative insights.
December features a rare Venus retrograde cycle. Best wishes for a joyful and prosperous autumn.
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Dorene Carrel is a professional astrologer with over thirty years of experience. She offers birth chart and transit/progression readings. For more information, contact Dorene at firstname.lastname@example.org. Paypal accepted.
All references to Sabian symbols are from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases, by Dane Rudhyar.
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