November 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friends  

Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PST (Pacific Standard Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (including AZ) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours. For Eastern European time (EET), add 10 hours.




RUNE OF THE MONTH: Daeg “day”. A wonderful month to dream out life into being. Let us create a sacred space before going to sleep, write down our dreams upon waking up and integrate our night visions into our waking life, that our unconscious feeds our conscious and that the veil between dimensions becomes truly transparent. Let us revisit our vision board, remember the dreams we had for our life and use our talents and what we love doing to feed our vocation.

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Uranus remains retrograde this whole month until December 25. Its shadow period lasts until April 11, 2016. The degrees it travels this month (17º42’-16º50’ Aries) are symbolized by “An empty hammock stretched between two trees” and “two dignified spinsters, sitting in silence”. Uranus in Aries is urging us to free ourselves from bondage, conditionings and anything that keeps us away from our own truth. We are being asked particularly this month to look at our relationship with nature, to relax and to not worry so much about what others may think about us. It is important to be real and focused on our real needs with love and kindness. Let us be guided by our hearts and not so much by our minds.


Neptune turns direct on November 18 at 7º01 Pisces. Its shadow period lasts until March 8, 2016. This degree is represented in the Sabian Symbols by: “A girl blowing a bugle”. A month of awakening. We could feel called to a whole new life, wish to follow entirely new dreams and focus on completely different things. It is essential that we truly listen to our hearts and be in integrity with ourselves.


The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):

  • From Sunday 11/1 at 7:35 PM till Monday 11/2 at 7:48 AM (12 hours): when the Moon enters Leo.
  • From Tuesday 11/3 at 5:46 PM till Wednesday 11/4 at 6:22 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
  • On Saturday 11/7 between 4:47 AM and 7:14 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.
  • From Sunday 11/8 at 6:42 PM till Monday 11/9 at 8:02 PM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
  • On Thursday 11/12 between 6:54 AM and 7:14 AM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
  • From Friday 11/13 at 7:18 PM till Saturday 11/14 at 4:21 PM (21 hours): when the Moon enters Capricorn.
  • On Monday 11/16 between 12:53 PM and 11:24 PM (almost 12 hrs): when the Moon enters Aquarius.
  • On Thursday 11/19 between 0:19 AM and 4:21 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
  • On Saturday 11/21 between 5:23 AM and 7:12 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.
  • From Sunday 11/22 at 11:16 AM till Monday 11/23 at 8:26 AM (22 hrs): when the Moon enters Taurus.
  • From Tuesday 11/24 at 5:26 PM till Wednesday 11/25 at 9:15 AM (16 hrs): when the Moon enters Gemini.
  • From Thursday 11/26 at 7:35 PM till Friday 11/27 at 11:27 AM (16 hrs): when the Moon enters Cancer.
  • On Sunday 11/29 between 4:46 AM and 4:47 PM (12 hours): when the Moon enters Leo.


Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!

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Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:


Moon in Cancer until Monday 11/2 at 7:47 AM + between Friday 11/27 at 11:27 AM and Sunday 11/29 at 4:46 PM: 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 Monday 11/2 at 7:48 AM and Wednesday 11/4 at 6:21 PM + between Sunday 11/29 at 4:47 PM and Wednesday 12/2 at 2:08 AM: 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 Wednesday 11/4 at 6:22 PM and Saturday 11/7 at 7:13 AM: 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 Saturday 11/7 at 7:14 AM and Monday 11/9 at 8:01 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 Monday 11/9 at 8:02 PM and Thursday 11/12 at 7:13 AM: 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 11/12 at 7:14 AM and Saturday 11/14 at 4:20 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 11/14 at 4:21 PM and Monday 11/16 at 11:23 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…


Moon in Aquarius between Monday 11/16 at 11:24 PM and Thursday 11/19 at 4:20 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 Thursday 11/19 at 4:21 AM and Saturday 11/21 at 7:11 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 Saturday 11/21 at 7:12 AM and Monday 11/23 at 8:25 AM: 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 Monday 11/23 at 8:26 AM and Wednesday 11/25 at 9:14 AM: 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 Wednesday 11/25 at 9:15 AM and Friday 12/27 at 11:26 AM: 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….


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This month’s intentional meditation started on Tuesday October 27 with the Full Moon in Taurus. On the New Moon in Scorpio on Wednesday 11/11, 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 so that they are out by exactly 9:47 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…


Our next intentional meditation cycle will begin with the Full Moon in Gemini on Wednesday 11/25 at exactly 2:44 PM. Take out as many blank sheets as you will have intentions to be charged by the rays of the Full Moon on a balcony, in a garden, or by a window. Once that moment has passed, put them away in a folder until the next New Moon in Sagittarius on Friday December 11.

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Sunday 11/1: Mercury enters Scorpio (11:06 PM till 11/20)

During the next 3 weeks, our thoughts, manner of expression and friendships are deeper than usual. We need to solve mysteries, are attracted to esoteric realms and are able to X-ray situations and people. Our focus and concentration are impeccable, so is our knowingness. We seek profound answers to our questions.


Monday 11/2: Venus conjunct Mars (5:10 PM)

A good day of balance of the masculine and the feminine within and without. Excellent for harmonious social contacts. Good for getting engaged or married. Artists find that today they reach a happy equilibrium between their creativity and the promotion of their works.


Thursday 11/5: Sun Sextile Pluto (7:58 PM)

An intense day when we can accomplish much with focus, concentration and the proper use of intuition and power. We should however beware of forcing our will upon others and bypassing cooperation. Today, the use of manipulation will only create unwanted hostility and blockages. Best to seek solutions that help everyone involved win.


Friday 11/6: Mercury Trine Neptune (5:39 AM)

A day when we could feel dreamy and floating. We may find it difficult to focus on practical details. Definitely not a good day to sign important documents as we could miss much of the fine print and fall prey to people less than honest. A situation could be misrepresented, facts could be omitted, deception could blur the issues at hand. Good for spiritual or healing work, as well as artistic creation.


Sunday 11/8: Venus enters Libra (7:31 AM till 12/3)

During the next 3 weeks, we seek peace, harmony and cooperation. Our esthetic senses are enhanced. An excellent period for beauticians, anyone working in the luxury field, and artists. A wonderful time to improve our physical attractiveness, buy beautiful clothes, decorate our home, attend elegant social gatherings and bring balance to our relationships. We should feel more serene than usual.


Tuesday 11/10: Mercury Sextile Pluto (4:12 AM), Sun Sextile Jupiter (6:17 PM)

A day of deep insights, profound thoughts, powerful concentration and expanded intuition. We are drawn to the metaphysical and come very close to understanding the mysteries of life. We seek powerful friends and real answers to our questions. Our faith is greater than usual. And because we are focused on the goodness of life, we attract positive circumstances. An excellent day for signing legal papers, entering a partnership that will prove solid and traveling to a distant land. Legal and educational matters are favored.


Thursday 11/12: Mars enters Libra (1:41 PM till January 3)

During the next 6 weeks, Libra natives are favored. In general, for all, we tend to assert ourselves in a more balanced way, integrating opposing viewpoints and adopting a more diplomatic approach.


Friday 11/13: Venus Sextile Saturn (9:12 AM), Mercury Sextile Jupiter (10:18 AM)

Wonderful to cement an existing love relationship or entering one that will prove quite long lasting and solid. We are realistic with regard to our partnerships’ strengths and weaknesses. Our optimism and our faith open many exciting doors. We feel more adventurous and enthusiastic than usual. Foreign cultures, lands and languages expand our horizons. An excellent day to engage in university level studies, explore religious matters or deal with the law.


Tuesday 11/17: Sun Conjunct Mercury (6:53 AM)

An excellent day for communication. Writing those e-mails, making those phone calls, as well as talking with others, help create positive solutions. Short distance trips are favored. A great day to expand our social circle, explore our world with more curiosity and discover new interests.


Wednesday 11/18: Neptune turns direct (8:32 AM)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.


Friday 11/20: Mercury enters Sagittarius (11:44 AM until December 9), Venus Square Pluto (5:59 PM)

During the next 2 weeks, we should feel much more enthusiastic, driven by faith and optimistic. It is easier than usual to focus on the silver lining of every cloud. We could be drawn to exploring other countries and religions. An excellent time to learn a new language and engage in some long distance traveling. Today more specifically, issues holding us back from experiencing a deeper sense of intimacy could come to the surface. We could see a loved one in a whole new light that doesn’t flatter that person, or become cruelly aware of our own failings. A day to be emotionally honest with ourselves.


Sunday 11/29: Sun Square Neptune (6:50 AM), Sun Conjunct Saturn (4:16 PM)

We could feel a strange mix today of deception, floating in a dream, fatigue and solitude as well as the need to be structured and disciplined and hard working. A day that could leave us a little depressed and hopeless. Best to try and stay active as well as focused on practical tasks that do not require too much attention to details.


Wishing you a magical month of November!


In Loving Light.


Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.

Astrologer, shaman, international conference speaker

Author of Astrology for Enlightenment (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster)

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Los Angeles, CA 90036-2178