RUNE OF THE MONTH: Gebo "commitment".
Who, what do we pledge our trust and loyalty to? Nothing is achieved that we only give ourselves half way to. We need to fully and unconditionally embrace our beliefs and the people we cherish. As we do so, situations can turn around, miracles can happen.
Solar Eclipse on Thursday November 24 at 10:10 PM at 2º37' Sagittarius.
The Sabian Symbols describe this degree as follows: "Two men playing chess." A good chess player is motivated, fast, intelligent, focused, patient, has foresight and a great photographic memory. He/she never stops honing his/her skills, and learns from his/her mistakes. Eclipses always mark points of no-return. This particular eclipse tests our loyalty and our ability to learn and expand our horizons. It could lead to traveling, to a new philosophy of life and to renewed faith and optimism in ourselves and our dreams.
Mercury turns retrograde on November 24 until December 13.
This month it travels between 20º06' and 17º18' Scorpio. These 4 degrees are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols as follows: "Obeying his conscience, a soldier resists orders.", "A woman draws away two dark curtains closing the entrance to a sacred pathway.", "A parrot repeats the conversation he has overheard.", and "A path through woods, brilliant with multicolored splendor". During this period, we are asked to own our power and not accept anything blindly. We need to think for ourselves. Our first loyalty is to ourselves and the divine within. As we step into our truth, an ancient path is revealed, guiding us to our higher destiny.
Jupiter is still retrograde this whole month until December 25, between 4º53' and 1º30' Taurus.
These 4 degrees are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by: "A widow at an open grave.", "The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.", "Natural steps lead to a lawn of clover in bloom", and "An electric storm". Joy, happiness, prosperity and protection are promised to us as we let go of the old and rely on divine intervention. The more we trust in the higher powers that be, the more "luck" will come to us in the form of strange synchronicities, the sudden answers to our questions, and doors opening that were until now, hidden.
Uranus is still retrograde until December 9 between 1º15' and 0º41' Aries.
These 2 degrees are represented in the Sabian Symbols by the following images: "A woman just risen from the sea. A seal is embracing her." And "A comedian reveals human nature". We cannot escape work on ourselves. It is when we embrace our shadow, that our light is truly revealed. The more we look at ourselves as we are, the faster our process of ascension will be. Now is the time to complete our inner journey and know ourselves in all the aspects of who we really are.
Neptune turns direct on November 9 at 28º08' Aquarius.
The Sabian Symbols associate the following images to this degree: "A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis". Following our dreams, and listening to our hearts, has led us to shift from a denser dimension to a dimension of light.
The Moon will be Void of Course
(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… Nothing!
Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon
Moon in Aquarius between Thursday 11/1 at 3:08 PM and Friday 11/4 at 0:17 AM + between Monday 11/28 at 11:02 PM and Thursday 12/1 at 6:53 AM:
Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general….
Moon in Pisces between Friday 11/4 at 0:18 AM and Sunday 11/6 at 11:01 AM:
Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…
Moon in Aries between Sunday 11/6 at 11:02 AM and Tuesday 11/8 at 11:44 PM:
Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….
Moon in Taurus between Tuesday 11/8 at 11:45 PM and Friday 11/11 at 12:09 PM:
Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as bodywork…
Moon in Gemini between Friday 11/11 at 12:10 PM and Sunday 11/13 at 11:18 PM:
Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….
Moon in Cancer between Sunday 11/13 at 11:19 PM and Wednesday 11/16 at 8:16 AM:
Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Wednesday 11/16 at 8:17 AM and Friday 11/18 at 2:18 PM:
Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public's eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…
Moon in Virgo between Friday 11/18 at 2:19 PM and Sunday 11/20 at 5:15 PM:
Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….
Moon in Libra between Sunday 11/20 at 5:16 PM and Tuesday 11/22 at 5:57 PM:
Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).
Moon in Scorpio between Tuesday 11/22 at 5:58 PM and Thursday 11/24 at 5:56 PM:
Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.
Moon in Sagittarius between Thursday 11/24 at 5:57 PM and Saturday 11/26 at 7:03 PM:
Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….)
Moon in Capricorn between Saturday 11/26 at 7:04 PM and Monday 11/28 at 11:01 PM:
Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation begins on Thursday 11/10.
Take out as many blank sheets as you will have intentions, and place them out (on a balcony, near a window or in a garden) to be charged by the Full Moon in Taurus at exactly 12:16 PM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon in Sagittarius on Thursday 11/24 (Solar Eclipse). Same procedure as above, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window at exactly 10:10 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
Tuesday 11/1: Mercury Square Neptune (1:39 AM)
Communication could be deceptive and frustrating. A day best spent daydreaming and creating art. A movie or a novel could stimulate our imagination and help us see through the veil. Best to sign nothing today. Any matter requiring logic is elusive or at worst, deceptive.
Wednesday 11/2: Venus enters Sagittarius (1:51 AM till 11/25), Mercury enters Sagittarius (9:54 AM till January 8, 2012)
During the next 2 weeks, our feelings are exuberant. We want adventure and freedom. We seek the deeper meaning behind our attractions. Integrity and honesty are paramount in our romantic relationships. Until January 8, our thoughts are more worldly and philosophical. We could be drawn to religion, the law and/or exotic cultures. Great for traveling, reading, writing and lecturing on matters which expand our minds.
Thursday 11/3: Venus Trine Uranus (0:55 AM), Mercury Trine Uranus (6:59 AM)
We seek excitement in our romantic life as well as in social encounters. New friends, new plans and new ideas could propel us into making sudden, drastic changes in our daily routine. Acquaintances we haven't heard from in a while could resurface. We are likely to be attracted to original works of art that challenge traditional perceptions.
Monday 11/7: Mars Opposition Neptune (4:36 AM)
We may be promised more than can be delivered. Deception could create strange situations. Things could feel a little unreal. Selflessly helping others in a practical way, keeps us grounded.
Wednesday 11/9: Neptune becomes direct (10:55 AM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Thursday 11/10: Full Moon in Taurus (12:16 PM), Mars enters Virgo (8:15 PM till July 3, 2012)
During the next 6 months, Virgos are favored. A great time to get back in shape, eat healthy foods, go to the gym and be detailed and organized in our work. Tonight, a fire ceremony would be particularly powerful to help us bring in financial abundance as well as create peace and balance in our lives.
Wednesday 11/16: Mars Trine Jupiter (2:08 PM)
Our optimism and adventurous spirit opens many doors today. Financial and legal matters are very successful. We stand our ground clearly and decisively, thus enlisting the support of those who can help us.
Sunday 11/20: Sun Square Neptune (12:44 PM)
We may be a little low today. Feeling dreamy, impractical and indecisive may slow us down. Meditating, watching an inspiring film, reading a book that expands our horizons, channeling or healing are favored inasmuch as we do not fall prey to spiritual imagination.
Tuesday 11/22: Venus Sextile Saturn (0:19 AM), Sun enters Sagittarius (8:08 AM till Dec 20)
Patience and graciousness ease social situations. A great day to cement an existing relationship, or if we are single, to become clear on what we want romantically. During the next month, we may feel more adventurous. Exploring the world through books on other cultures or actual traveling, is rewarding.
Wednesday 11/23: Sun Trine Uranus (2:15 AM), Mars Trine Pluto (6:02 AM), Mercury turns retrograde (11:21 PM)
Regarding Mercury retrograde, please refer to the opening paragraph. An exciting day. Many unexpected changes could beneficially disrupt our plans. Daring innovating projects expand our options. Our integrity and courage are particularly enhanced today. Our charisma and the power of our beliefs sweep others off their feet.
Thursday 11/24: Venus Sextile Neptune (5:53 PM), Solar Eclipse (New Moon in Sagittarius at 10:10 PM)
Regarding the eclipse, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. A temporary retreat helps us regain our serenity. Compassion, consideration and kindness help us resolve indecisiveness and uncertainty. A day where we are touched by beauty and are more vulnerable than usual to subtle energies.
Saturday 11/26: Venus enters Capricorn (4:36 AM till Dec 20), Venus Square Uranus (6:28 PM)
During the next month, we seek stability and depth in our relationships. If single, we could feel more acutely our aloneness and wish to create a meaningful connection with another. We are more realistic in financial matters. Today, more specifically, we need to be careful that our independence and rebelliousness don't separate us permanently from the people we cherish the most.
Sunday 11/27: Venus Trine Jupiter (1:23 PM)
Our emotional and social lives are blessed with abundant optimism, warmth and comfort. Our efforts do not go unnoticed. We attract approval, favors and gifts. Artistic as well as business endeavors are crowned with success. The elegance and graciousness we exude, magnetize to us positive, lucrative opportunities.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.