November 2011: The Need to Move Forward with Positive Actions

Throughout the first half of the month of November, Venus and Mercury form a conjunction while planets entering new signs quickly form aspects to Chiron and Uranus. There is an urgency to move from the negative occurrences in life to more positive situations. There is a desire to hear the truth so that the right action can be taken.

The month of November begins with Mercury forming a square with Neptune retrograde on November 1st. It’s important to be very cautious with any news that you receive today. Either people will be trying to deceive you or they will be withholding important information. It’ll be difficult to get the facts. This is especially true if you’re negotiating a major contract. You’re better off waiting a few days before taking any action.

Venus enters the sign of Sagittarius on November 2nd. When Venus is in Sagittarius, you find a desire to view things optimistically. You want to flit around like a butterfly moving from one flower to another. This desire to flit around is emphasized by the fact that Mercury enters Sagittarius a few hours later. However, Mercury is not really comfortable in the sign of Sagittarius, its detriment, because your mind has difficulty focusing on the minor details in life. You’d rather be looking at the large picture right now.

With both Venus and Mercury entering Sagittarius on November 2nd, this conjunction (which actually started at the end of last month when both planets were in Scorpio) will continue until November 12th. This is because the movement of Mercury is slowing down in preparation for turning retrograde near the end of November. Meanwhile, this conjunction means that your inner soul wants to find value in thought. You want to be able to believe what other people have to say. You want to hear the truth. However, you need to be very cautious because people, especially politicians running for office, may decide to tell you what they think you want to hear but not tell you what they really believe in (other than winning).

Because Chiron and Uranus are in early degrees of their signs, you’ll find new planets entering a sign will make an aspect to Chiron and Uranus shortly after they enter their new sign. On a personal level, Chiron represents the need to understand how to deal with pain. On a mundane level, Chiron represents how corporations deal with profit and loss, as well as marketing their concepts to the public. On a personal level, Uranus deals with unexpected changes in your life. On a mundane level, Uranus deals with the global economy as well as changes to the structuring of this economy.

Venus will form a square to Chiron later in the day, November 2nd. Mercury will form this same square to Chiron just after midnight, eastern daylight time, on November 3rd. Economically things will be very erratic on both November 2nd and November 3rd. Profit reports won’t be as expected. However, since both Venus and Mercury will form a trine to Uranus retrograde later on November 3rd, the readings will probably be very good.

What could happen on a personal level is that you may say something to a person that brings pain and difficulty to the relationship. However, what you say has truth to it and in the long run will actually benefit the relationship. Either you’ll get out of a bad relationship or you’ll grow closer to the individual because of the truth which is finally spoken.

Both Venus and Mercury form a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde on November 5th. This is a day when you need to consider your long-term goals and see if they match your spiritual needs. You may want to discuss these goals with friends and family to see how realistic they are. This is actually a good thing to do because you’ll find that some of those goals either are too optimistic or too unrealistic.

If you own a business, be very careful with any marketing plans, especially those which involve social media. Your message could be misunderstood. Rather than helping you sell products and services, it could put your business in jeopardy. Don’t be surprised if you hear about another food recall, probably involving a meat product.

Ceres in Pisces turns stationary direct on November 6th and starts its actual direct motion on November 7th. When Ceres was in retrograde motion, it was very difficult to find areas of compromise. Most of this difficulty was caused by fear. People either didn’t want to lose what they had, or they didn’t want to take actions because they couldn’t understand the ramifications of those actions. You may have felt stymied in your life. Now with Ceres moving in direct motion, you’ll find it easier to develop compromises which can bring resolutions to problems. However, be a little cautious on November 7th because Mars forms an opposition to Neptune retrograde. Any arguments you get involved with won’t bring about any resolutions. Also, your energy will be very low so that you can make mistakes if you try to push yourself too much.

Neptune in Aquarius turns direct on November 10th. This is a very important change of direction. Normally when Neptune turns direct a little information is revealed but not anything of significance. However, with Neptune turning direct, it’s finally ready to leave the sign of Aquarius. It will enter the sign of Pisces on February 2, 2012.

On August 4th, Neptune re-entered the sign of Aquarius on a retrograde motion. This is not uncommon for outer planets. What occurs when an outer planet changes signs and creates a major paradigm shift, it enters the new sign for a short time period, retrogrades back to the old sign for a few months, and finally re-enters and stays in the new sign. The reason that the planet re-enters the old sign for a time period is to give you an opportunity to review changes in your life which occurred during the last paradigm shift and determine if those changes were appropriate. If not, this is often the time period when you can correct any errors that you made. Unfortunately, this can also be the time period when you may try to rationalize the changes and hold on to them even though that wasn’t the best thing for you to do.

When Neptune was retrograde, you had a chance to consider how technology changed your life and which of those changes were illusions or necessity. Now with Neptune turning direct, it’s time to correct any errors that you made with your choices. You may try to find ways to regain some of the privacy that you lost. You may decide that contacting people in person rather than through email really does have value for you.

This is also a time period to determine whether or not you’re involved in too many social organizations. Perhaps you made too many commitments with acquaintances and strangers and not enough commitments to your family and friends. Now is the time to reconnect with your friends and become more involved with your family.

Less than two hours after Neptune turns direct, a Full Moon, with Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus, occurs. This is significant since Neptune, when it first turns direct, may still be in stationary motion.

A full Moon is a good time to make changes in your life. If you’re not quite ready to make changes, it’s a good time to determine what type of changes you will need to make. This will be a full Moon of introspection. You’ll look at your value systems and determine just what is important as it relates to other people. You’ll also look at the people in your life, both in your intimate life and professional life, and see if anyone is trying to exert power over your life. If they are able to control you, it’s important for you to see how you let them have this power. And, more importantly, you need to see how you can change the dynamics of this relationship.

As the day continues, Chiron in Pisces turns direct. You’ll find it easier to resolve problems with other people. You won’t feel so defensive about situations. You’ll even see changes with some corporations as they start seeing better ways to increase their profitability in this economy.

It’s interesting that as the evening of November 10th draws to a close, Mars enters the sign of Virgo. This is a symbol of the work horse. There’s a desire to get everything right. But it’s important that you don’t push yourself too much in aiming for perfection. On November 12th, Mars will form an opposition to Chiron and a quincunx to Uranus retrograde. By pushing too hard on November 10th and November 11th, you’ll find on November 12th that instead of receiving support for your actions, you’ve actually alienated some people. You also need to be very cautious, especially if you like to play sports, because the aspects Mars makes to both Chiron and Uranus can be accident aspects.

On November 13th, Venus and Mercury both form a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node. The Moon’s North Node often represents what you strive for in this lifetime. It can represent your parent’s aspirations for you as well as your aspirations for your country. This is a good day to discuss matters with your parents if you felt you didn’t live up to their expectations. It’s also a good day to let your children know what you expect from them. If your child is old enough, especially if your child is an adult, be sure to take the time to listen to their expectations. Those expectations may differ from yours.

As a citizen of a country, it’s important for you to consider the politicians who are ruling your country. Are they living up to your expectations? In many countries elections will be occurring within the next several months. Those politicians who can’t live up to expectations will be out of office no matter how the economic picture looks in their country.

At this point, Mercury is beginning to move slower and Venus is moving away from the conjunction the two planets formed earlier in the month. This means that you need to put your values into perspective while spending more time thinking about how those values influence your ideas.

Venus will form a square to Ceres on November 15th and Mercury will form a square to Ceres on November 16th. In between those two squares that are formed, Mars will form a trine to Jupiter retrograde on November 16th.

With the squares to Ceres formed by Venus and Mercury on November 15th and November 16th, you may feel you compromised too much. You may feel that other people didn’t give you the support you needed. However, a square is a tension that you create in your life with your own actions. If you didn’t receive the support you wanted, it was because you didn’t communicate your needs. This is not a time for you to expect other people to read your mind.

When Mars forms the trine to Jupiter retrograde, it begins the energy of a grand earth trine which it will complete on November 23rd when it forms a trine to Pluto. Even though you may feel that you didn’t receive support for your actions from people you loved, you may still feel an underlying sense of optimism. If you know your goals, it’ll be easy to find ways to achieve them, even if you have to do it on your own. If you feel connected with your spiritual needs, you’ll find other people in your life who also express those same spiritual needs.

Life will definitely appear more optimistic on November 22nd when Venus forms a sextile to Saturn. While sextiles present opportunities in life, they are opportunities you need to take advantage of. With Venus and Saturn involved in this sextile, it’s easy to take advantage of any opportunities. Most of the opportunities will focus on your ability to communicate your needs with other people. Other opportunities will focus on changes in your professional life which will be beneficial in the long run.

As the Sun enters Sagittarius on November 22nd, it will form a trine to Uranus in Aries retrograde and a square to Chiron in Pisces. It will also form a quincunx to Jupiter in Taurus retrograde. This means that unexpected things happen. There could be problems with leaders, whether those leaders are governmental leaders or corporate leaders. These individuals are trying to do too much too quickly. And, in your case, that could have an impact of what is expected of you in the work situation.

You need to be very careful as you take action. If you move too quickly, you might get hurt. While you may feel optimistic about some situations in your life, your optimism may be over stated. Try to move very slowly because the Sun will also form a square to Mars, creating a mutable T-square energy. This could indicate that you feel frustrated because things aren’t working out as you expected them to.

On November 24th, Mars forms a trine to Pluto and completes the grand earth trine that it began on November 16th when Mars formed a trine to Jupiter retrograde. At that time there was a sense of optimism that you could achieve your goals even if you didn’t get the support you wanted from other people. Now you see that you were right in feeling that sense of optimism. More people are willing to support the actions you started on November 16th. Physically you are feeling more energetic today. If you need to start a new health regime or a new project, this is a good day to start.

Venus forms a sextile to Neptune on November 24th. Venus/Neptune aspects can be very interesting when it comes to relationships. You may feel as if you’ve met your soul mate. You may meet an old friend from the past and find that a new relationship is beginning. At the same time, you need to be very careful with your finances, especially creating financial obligations. Not all the facts are known when Venus forms an aspect to Neptune. Even if you feel good about the possible financial matter, you need to be careful. And, as far as that potential soul mate is concerned: Take your time in that relationship because you may not really see the person for whom he or she really is.

The fourth, and final, solar eclipse of the year occurs on November 25th when both the Sun and Moon are in Sagittarius. The event will be seen in southern South Africa, Antarctica, Tasmania, and most of New Zealand. It will actually be the largest partial eclipse of the year. This eclipse is the 53rd eclipse of the Saros 123 cycle. It began in 1074 and will end in 2318.

The eclipse will continue to emphasize what was triggered when the Sun entered Sagittarius. It will form a trine to Uranus in Aries retrograde and a quincunx to Jupiter in Taurus retrograde. It will form a square to both Chiron in Pisces and Mars in Virgo kicking off a mutable T-square energy. This energy means that changes are occurring quickly but without any real direction. No one totally understands what the changes mean. It could also indicate a very warlike feeling in the world with a lot of unrest.

As you feel the changes going around you, it’s important not to get sucked into the negativity. Some of the changes may be important even if you don’t like what’s occurring. On the other hand, you may feel that these changes are necessary and give you hope. Try and prepare for the changes by creating a safe harbor in your life with family and friends.

An hour after the eclipse occurs, Mercury turns retrograde. This means that the retrograde motion of Mercury will actually be felt in the eclipse. Communication can be difficult right now. There may be problems with communication equipment and the internet. Since Mercury is in its detriment, this could be a difficult Mercury retrograde period. Mercury will remain retrograde until December 13, 2011 when it turns stationary direct. It will actually start moving in direct motion on December 14th.

When Venus enters Capricorn on November 26th, it moves into a square with Uranus retrograde and a sextile to Chiron on the same day as well as a trine to Jupiter retrograde on the following day. Venus is not comfortable in the sign of Capricorn because work and duty comes first. You may feel that you’re tired of being encumbered by responsibilities. At the same time, you may feel optimistic that you see movement in your life which can increase your path to success. In some ways, these two days may be difficult. You could very well find yourself in a situation where you need to choose between your family’s best interests and your best interests. Do the best you can to find a balance between these two needs.

As the month ends, Mercury retrograde forms a square to Ceres on November 29th complicating any decisions you need to make between your family’s needs and your personal needs. You may feel that other people aren’t listening to you. On the other hand, you may come to understand that sometimes compromise means you need to do the best for another person and put yourself second. You’ll see the ramifications of your decision on December 1st when Venus forms a conjunction to Pluto.

The most important things to remember during the month of November is that now is the time to see how you can use positive measures to make changes in your life. At times you may need to compromise. At other times you’ll need to make your own decisions for the right actions to take.