The holiday season begins in November with US Thanksgiving Day later this month. As we travel through the zodiac, the fall season is underway and winter is on the horizon. Nature turns its forces inward to go within to self -nurture, restore, gestate; all good concepts for this time of year when we should follow nature and rest and contemplate our inner growth.
The Sun transits through the mysterious water sign Scorpio, then later in the month through the enthusiastic fire sign Sagittarius. Scorpio is a fixed water sign which means it likes things to be stable and non-changing. They are determined, self-reliant and persistent people who work hard and follow their instincts. The sign Scorpio is associated with regeneration, sexual expression, death, metamorphosis, transformation, and life after death. An intense sign that gives Scorpio Sun signs drive, resolute effort, endurance and unflinching courage –all great qualities for them. They can be quiet on the outside but a seething volcano if their anger is repressed; better for them to channel their forces in ways that give them satisfaction for their drives perhaps through sports or research into mysterious subjects like the occult and metaphysics or forensics as some are great detectives. These folks can get to the bottom of things rather quickly with one perceptible look as they are master psychologists, naturally curious and suspicious they are not satisfied with pat answers to issues. They make great companions and are passionate lovers who can be loyal yet possessive and jealous, so watch out for the Scorpio sting! Happy Birthday, Scorpio! This year benevolent Jupiter comes to visit your Sun bringing better opportunities and conditions. Luck is in the air so is your confidence getting a boost. Be aware of going overboard with boasting or overspending.
1st week-1-5th, Halloween marks the beginning of the holiday season. The Full Moon in the practical fixed earth sign Taurus makes for an intense weekend. This is a good time to evaluate your need for transformation and security; be resourceful. Venus conjoins Uranus which may challenge some partnerships and relationships of all kinds. Be on the lookout for out of the blue energies this weekend. Mercury the trickster who rules over communication and networking will move into the fire sign Sagittarius, where it may stir things up in idealistic ways with many viewpoints but all too board for anything substantial to get done. This month we may feel like we are scattering our forces. We may be well informed but somehow miss the finer points. Remember this weekend Daylight saving time ends Nov. 5th.
2nd week-6-12th, Venus the planet of love moves into the intense Scorpio waters. This helps to deepen our values for better, truer relations. This placement may help family and friends as we come together this month to give thanks for our relations. Try not to fall for the vindictive side of this sign and rise above from the ashes. The Last Quarter Moon occurs the weekend of the 10th in the fixed fire sign Leo. We may want to go out and party, look for joyful events, and be lackadaisical during this Veterans Day weekend. Saturn trine Uranus can make for inventive and creative forms; the challenge to innovate is in the air. Notice any fixed attitudes and projections. The last quarter moon is the time in the cycle to finish up projects, clean, organize and get ready for the new cycle of growth when the New Moon occurs next week.
3rd week- 13th-19th– A nice Venus /Jupiter in Scorpio conjunction on Monday can boost our confidence this week. Venus in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces making for a dreamy Wednesday, great for creativity and enjoying the earth or other dimensional realms. Mercury sextiles Mars on Friday increasing communication and networking which is all the better for negotiations. The New Moon increases the energy Nov. 18th in the intense water sign Scorpio. New beginnings mark this weekend as Mars in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn can make for some needed decisions to be exact. Be practical and things do get done.
4th week 20-26th. Tuesday, Nov. 21 the Sun shifts into the enthusiastic fire Sign Sagittarius, raising the energy for a more festive holiday attitude. This Sun sign brings magnanimous generosity and positive vibes. Neptune turning direct on Wednesday the 22th makes this week dreamy. Thanksgiving Day, the moon will be void of course, so things can go in different directions, try not to make purchases while the Moon is v/c for usually we are not in alignment to buy things and may not find what we want. Moon in humanitarian Aquarius on Thanksgiving 12:14 pm PST and 3:14 EST should be a good day for social events where we will want to be friendly yet detached and optimistic and caring for the welfare of others. Sunday, Nov. 26th starts this new lunar cycle of growth the First Quarter Moon in Pisces on Sunday. This is a good time to dream and envision the direction or quality of your plans and projects.
5th week- Nov. 27-Dec. 3rd. Now with the transiting Sun in Sagittarius, we feel enlivened and determined to travel, have fun and make plans for more altruistic events. Full Moon in Gemini steps up the volume on networking, social events, and ideas abound. Mercury the trickster in Sagittarius, the joker/philosopher, goes retrograde this weekend starting the process which sets things up to go in different directions. Mercury will transit through Sagittarius retrograde until Dec. 23rd. Stay flexible with plans and projects, have fun and all will be well this holiday season.
And that’s the Stars for this month, the seasonal cycles continue with some regularity with regards to weather patterns as they do flux here and there to keep us on our toes!
Peace and Blessings