Astrology for November 2018

Astronomically, November 2018 is unique.  Mercury turns Retrograde, Venus turns Direct, Mars changes signs, Jupiter changes signs, Uranus changes signs, Neptune turns Direct, North Node of the Moon changes signs, the New Moon is on the World Point, and the Full Moon is at zero degrees.  All of these things happen periodically, it is exceedingly rare for so many to happen in the same month.  In 45 years of professional practice, I don’t think I have ever seen such an overwhelming scream from the heavens for fundamental change.  So what does it all mean????

Mercury

 
First, the North Node of the Moon moves from Leo to Cancer on the 6tha potential shift from ego (Leo) to empathy (Cancer). Uranus Retrogrades back into Aries on this same day; this is spurs in our side, prompting us to get going.   The next day we have a New Moon at 150 of Scorpio (the World Point). This indicates that something happening now will directly affect everyone; the stage is set. On the 8th, Jupiter moves into Sagittarius (sign of higher knowledge); our pent up frustrations over the last year bubble to the surface.  On the 16th, Venus turns Direct while Mercury turns Retrograde. This shows a shift in our collective attitude.  For a few weeks, golden opportunities present themselves.  We can establish positive diplomatic connections; we may reevaluate our most fundamental assumptions about life.  Real growth in consciousness is possible.  Everything seems to culminate on the 23rd with the Full Moon at zero degrees of Sagittarius/Gemini.  This is an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start over.  Neptune turns Direct on the 24th encouraging us to bring our inner feelings to the forefront.    
 
The New Moon is on November 7th,  at 11:02 AM EST, on 15Scorpio.  The significance of this New Moon can’t be overstated.  The New Moon, which is on the World Point, Trines Neptune; Jupiter is Trine the North Node of the Moon; all of these placements are in water signs.  Water rules empathy; emotional energy rules supreme for the next 28 days.  Even though New Moons encourage beginnings, Jupiter on the 29th degree of Scorpio suggests a bridge to the past.  We will complete important things long in motion.  Venus in Libra (her own sign) is Retrograde and Opposite a Retrograde Uranus.  This shows separation from past relationships. However, Mars in Aquarius shows a higher way out of misunderstanding as he Trines Venus while Sextiling Uranus. This indicates harmony can be found through transformation.  The Mutual Reception between Mars and Uranus encourages bold spontaneous actions.
 
The Sun crosses into Sagittarius on the 22nd at 4:02 AM EST.  With the Sun and Jupiter close to a Retrograde Mercury, we have the danger of projecting beyond our foundations.  This is reinforced by virtue of Mercury being Square a Retrograde Neptune in Pisces.   Illusions spring up everywhere. Until the Sun crosses into Capricorn, we must be careful of our promises;  we need to get our facts straight.  With Mars Square Jupiter, we may be too quick on the draw; our best intentions end up not bringing us the good that seems so available.  Mars is Sextile Saturn showing that if we are measured in our actions we can manifest joy, even if we have a little difficulty with timing.  With the Moon (habits) in Taurus Trine Pluto (the root of things) in Capricorn, we accomplish much by following our practical instincts.
 
The Full Moon is on the 23rd at 12:39 AM EST on zero degrees of Sagittarius/Gemini.  Full Moons denote culmination of whatever we are working on.  The very beginning of a sign suggests initiation of something new.  We may be passing the baton from one project or person to another.  With Mars Squaring the Sun and Moon we have lots of energy; Mars is in Pisces (ruled by Neptune) so we will only be able to maintain our passion if we have compassion.  Mutable signs rule adjustment;  with six planets in these signs, changing circumstances will pressure us into a pattern of continuous adaptation. With Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune all in their own signs for the next year, this adjustment factor can force a splintering of our attention over a vast array of options.  We need to adjust now since these three planets will be exerting an outside influence on our disposition for such a long time.
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