November 2012 – Understanding Your Direction

Important astrological energies for the month of November 2012:

  • The month begins with both Mercury and Mars out-of-bounds and parallel to each other;
  • Venus ended the month of October 2012 by creating a cardinal T-square which will end on November 3, 2012;
  • Mercury comes back in bounds on November 6, 2012, a few hours before it turns stationary retrograde. Mercury will remain retrograde until November 26, 2012;
  • Total Solar Eclipse (NM) with Sun and Moon in Scorpio on November 13, 2012;
  • Mars enters the sign of Capricorn on November 16, 2012 and creates a cardinal T-square on November 20th when it forms an opposition to Ceres retrograde. The energy of this cardinal T-square will end on November 27, 2012 when it forms a conjunction to Pluto.
  • Venus enters the sign of Scorpio on November 21, 2012 and begins the energy of a grand water trine when it forms a trine to Neptune on November 21, 2012. The grand water trine will end on November 26, 2012 when Venus forms a conjunction to Saturn;
  • Penumbral (Appulse) Lunar Eclipse (FM) with Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Gemini occurs on November 28, 2012.

Understanding Your Direction

By Misty Kuceris ©2012

The month of November 2012 begins with two planets out-of-bounds: Mercury and Mars. Both went out-of-bounds at the end of October 2012. When a planet is out-of-bounds, it means that the energy that planet represents is scattered. It doesn’t know how to relate to others. So, with the energy of Mars, you’ll have difficulty focusing on situations in your life. You’ll find yourself wandering off track. With Mercury out-of-bounds, you’ll find it difficult to communicate with other people. Although Mercury does go stationary retrograde soon, you already feel as if Mercury is retrograde. But, what makes this energy even more interesting is that while Mercury and Mars are both out-of-bounds, they are also in parallel with each other. It’s as if they are creating a conjunction and making it even more difficult for you to focus on your communication and your ability to put plans into action. Mercury will be out-of-bounds until November 6th, about one hour before it goes stationary retrograde. But, Mars will be out-of-bounds the entire month of November 2012 until December 9, 2012.

The month of November 2012 also begins with Venus in Libra, indicating that there is an underlying cardinal T-square for the first few days of the month. The actual cardinal T-square created by Venus started on October 31, 2012 when it formed a square to Ceres. Although Venus is in the sign it rules, there is tension when a cardinal T-square exists. With Venus the tension surrounds issues of self-worth. When it formed the square to Ceres on October 31st, you needed to determine whether taking care of other people was creating stress in your life because you weren’t doing things to take care of yourself.

Now, on November 1st, Venus will form a quincunx to Chiron retrograde and an opposition to Uranus retrograde. With the opposition to Uranus retrograde, you may be tired of relationships that aren’t working out. You may be willing to just walk away. But, the fact that Venus also forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde, it means that you really need to evaluate whether you’re reacting to realistic pain or echoes of past events that have nothing to do with your current relationship. Perhaps if you take time to stand up for your rights, you may actually be able to resolve the problems in the relationship without having to leave the relationship.

You’ll have the answer to your question on November 3rd when Venus forms a square to Pluto and the cardinal T-square created by Venus starts to abate. If you find yourself in a power struggle with other people today, perhaps the answer is to walk away from the relationship. It’s not worth it. If, on the other hand, you find the person is willing to acknowledge your power, perhaps a healing occurred in the relationship and staying is the answer. The key to making a determination is knowing whether you have power in your life or whether you’ve relinquished that power to someone else.

You may find that you still can’t quite make a decision today because Mercury also forms a quincunx to Ceres retrograde. But, this quincunx will actually occur a little later, on November 10, 2012 when Mercury is in retrograde motion. What it means is that any decision you make today will have to be re-evaluated on November 10th.

The one thing that is important to remember about tension aspects between Mercury and Ceres is that they can also indicate you need to take care of a major repair in your home. It’s not unusual for structures that have been damaged to fall apart during this time period. It’s best not to put off any of those repairs and, if you can’t get them done by November 3rd, at least get them done by November 10th.

Mercury returns in bounds on November 6th a few hours before it turns stationary retrograde. This is Election Day in the United States. Technically with so many people voting early, the elections have already begun. However, try to get to the voting places early if you haven’t already voted. Mercury turns stationary retrograde around 6:04 pm EST. So, it might not have a major impact on east coast voting, but it will have an impact on the western states. Pay attention to Colorado, a major “swing” state and its results. There’s also a chance that one candidate will win the popular vote while the other candidate wins the Electoral College vote.

On a personal level there are several things that are important to you during this Mercury retrograde. Mercury starts its retrograde motion in the sign of Sagittarius. You may find that you are expressing your viewpoints too adamantly. And, when Mercury re-enters the sign of Scorpio on November 14th, you may regret that you gave out too much personal information. So, do the best to think before you speak.

Life seems more optimistic as Venus forms a trine to Jupiter retrograde on November 9th. You may feel as if you can finally make plans to move forward in life. You may run into people from your past and remember some fond memories together. Or, you may meet a new individual who can bring some excitement into your life.

Some of the problems that occurred on November 6th are resolved when Neptune turns direct on November 11th. Usually information which was missing is revealed. Or, if there was deceit, the truth comes out. This is especially true with any information regarding the election. This is also true regarding any scandals in the sporting industry.

You may not feel this energy if things in your life were going well. You’ll just feel more connected with your soul. You’ll feel as if you are understanding things much better.

The second solar eclipse (and the third eclipse of the year) occurs on November 13th when both the Sun and Moon are in Scorpio. About the only place that you can see this eclipse is in northern Australia. Parts of Australia and New Zealand, as well as southern South American will see a partial eclipse.

Eclipses tend to obscure things. That means that you won’t really know what is happening with the economic picture. You might even feel confused about what you need to do on a routine basis. Because the eclipse is in Scorpio, you may feel there are secrets all around you. Actually, that’s not far from the truth. People aren’t revealing what they’re thinking.

It’s important that you take care of your health. You also need to pay attention to those routine details in your life. You may forget to do something important. Or you may feel as if you’re losing things or connections with other people. If you feel out of touch, take time to reflect on all the good things that are going on in your life.

Another reason that you may feel you’re losing things or connections with other people is that Mercury retrograde forms a square to Neptune just a little over one hour after the eclipse occurs. You may feel mentally fatigued. Or, you may feel as if you just don’t want to do anything.

This is not the time to negotiate any contracts because information is being withheld from you. People aren’t willing to be open with their thoughts. Plus, you may only want to hear what seems good to you and not necessarily the truth. This is a good day to relax, perhaps take a spa day. If you are an artistic person, this is a good day to focus on your art work. You’ll be able to pull images from your subconscious mind and bring them to the surface.

Hopefully you didn’t reveal too much of yourself on November 6th when Mercury went stationary retrograde. With Mercury retrograde entering the sign of Scorpio on November 14th, you’ll regret any information which you gave to others. Mercury in Scorpio means that you really need to keep information to yourself, especially personal matters. This is especially true with Mercury retrograde. As Chiron turns stationary direct later in the day, you’ll feel as if you can make amends with other people. You’ll find that it’s easier to support your friends as they go through personal crises. And, you’ll find that you are receiving more support from your friends.

Saturn forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde on November 15th and you may not know whether to keep information to yourself or just go out and be vocal about your thoughts. This can be a frustrating day for you. You may be willing to play by the rules but other people are not. They may want to just take any action, no matter what the consequences. This willingness to take risks could create a problem. Be careful, especially when driving. At least you’ll be able to find some balance between safety and risk taking on November 16th when Chiron forms a trine to Saturn.

As Mars enters the sign of Capricorn on November 16th, it forms a mutual reception with Saturn. This means that Mars is in the sign that Saturn rules, and Saturn is in the sign that Mars rules. Even though Mars will be creating a cardinal T-square within a few days, the fact that Mars and Saturn are in mutual reception indicates that you have a good opportunity to put important plans into action without risking too much. On one hand your energy level may be a bit low. On the other hand, you’ll be able to focus on your goals in a way that you were able to before. This energy will last until February 1, 2013 when Mars is no longer in either Capricorn or Aquarius (another sign that is ruled by Saturn).

November 17th is an important day because Mercury retrograde forms a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node and Mars forms a sextile to Neptune. This is not the first time that Mercury formed a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node. The last time this conjunction occurred was on October 25, 2012. At that time weather patterns were beginning to form which lead to the worst storm on the east coast of the United States in years as Hurricane Sandy hit the coast of New Jersey on October 29, 2012. Haida Gwaii, off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, suffered a 7.7 magnitude earthquake a few days earlier on October 27, 2012. There’s a strong possibility that another major storm will be hitting the United States.

Personally, this is a day where you need to pay attention to your dreams because you may be able to develop future plans that help you grow on a spiritual level. You’ll be able to pull information from your subconscious mind that helps you resolve some very important questions. You’ll feel as if you’ve gone through a period of initiation.

The energy of the cardinal T-square created by Mars begins when Mars forms an opposition to Ceres retrograde on November 20th. There are several ways that this cardinal T-square could impact your life. You may feel very concerned about personal security. You may feel that you need to re-evaluate your work situation. If you’re looking for a new job at this time, be very careful because you are being motivated by frustration. You may not find what you want in the new job. If you are looking for that new job, see if it’s an environment that encourages initiative and self-reliance. If not, you will feel as trapped with the new job as you did with the old one.

When the Sun enters Sagittarius on November 21st, it forms a square to Neptune. This is not a good time to make commitments to volunteer organizations or people outside your immediate family. It may seem like the right thing to do, but the time commitment will prove to be too much.

When Venus enters the sign of Scorpio on November 21st, it also forms a trine to Neptune the following day and creates the energy of a grand water trine. Venus is not really comfortable in the sign of Scorpio because secrets need to be kept and affection hidden so neither can be used against you.

On the other hand, a grand water trine tends to make you feel more optimistic about life. Since Venus forms an aspect to Neptune first, you may feel as if you’ve just met the love of your life. You may feel as if you can achieve anything. Just don’t rush into anything, especially new relationships, too quickly. While you may feel that your dreams are being realized, you need to take time and move slowly to make certain that what you see if what you’ll get. Also, be very careful with any financial negotiations. It’s too easy for information to be withheld. If that’s the case, you could make the wrong decisions.

The energy of the grand water trine continues on November 23rd as Venus forms a trine to Ceres retrograde. However, Mars is also forming a square to Uranus retrograde on the same day and you also have the energy of a cardinal T-square. You can use both energies together if you understand them. When Mars forms a square to Uranus, you want to just rush into things without taking everything into consideration. With Venus forming a trine to Ceres, you want to make certain that everything you do is safe. So, if you think about the risks you may need to take in context of how safe they are or what it could mean to you if you fail, you’ll know how to take a calculated risk and, in all likelihood, succeed in your goal. If you do feel conflicted, pay attention to that feeling because it’s your body’s way of telling you not to take the risk.

Mars forms a sextile to Saturn on November 24th indicating that you can find ways to create a strong foundation for any goals that you set. Normally you would feel sluggish when Mars makes an aspect to Saturn, but not in this case. Instead, you feel more committed to your goals. You feel as if success is something easy to achieve.

Venus forming a quincunx to Uranus retrograde on November 25th, indicates that if you want to achieve your goals in life, you need to find a way to make adjustments that don’t hinder your freedom but at the same time give you a firmer base. It’s not that easy getting a firmer base when Uranus is involved, especially when Uranus is retrograde. This is the day that you look at what is getting in your way and getting rid of those obstacles. Just be very careful with your finances. Money, especially the stock market, is very uncertain right now.

Venus will also form a trine to Chiron on November 25th, so you will be able to resolve conflicts. You’ll be able to discuss matters in a way that other people are willing to listen. This is a good time to work on your relationships.

As Mercury turns stationary direct on November 26th, it’s important that you move slowly. Take time to re-evaluate things. Listen to other people. Process all the new information you receive. Once Mercury returns to the sign of Sagittarius on December 10, 2012, you’ll be able to move forward with confidence.

As Venus forms a conjunction to Saturn on November 26th, the energy of the grand water trine formed by Venus comes to a close. This means that you want to pay attention to relationships in your life, especially those which deal with family.

When Mars forms a conjunction to Pluto on November 27, 2012, the energy of the cardinal T-square created by Mars abates. This will be an intense day. You may feel pressured by others to make decisions. However, you really need to take the time to process any new information before acting on it. You may feel frustrated that things are moving too slowly, but that’s actually a good thing.

The last eclipse of the year, which is a lunar eclipse, occurs on November 28, 2012. While it will not be visible when first starting, the eclipse path takes it over all of South America and into the eastern portion of Africa.

Again eclipses obscure matters. With the Sun in Sagittarius and the Moon in Gemini, you’ll find that conversations don’t really seem to be going anywhere. This is especially true if you need to negotiate any matters. The full Moon is a time to consider letting go of things in your life that don’t work. You might want to look at your communication style and whether you are really conveying your thoughts the way you want to.

The month ends with Venus forming a sextile to Pluto on November 28th. Feelings are going to be very intense. People are going to be focused on their goals. If you need to negotiate something, you will be intense. That intensity could go either way. Either you are so committed to achieving your goals that it becomes easy for you to negotiate. Or, the other person is so committed to winning that you both get into a minor war. If you don’t let fear get in your way, you’ll do all right.