November 2017 – Under the Surface

Important astrological energies for the month of November 2017:

  • Full Moon with Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus occurs on November 4, 2017.
  • Saturn in Sagittarius forms a trine to Uranus retrograde in Aries on November 11, 2017. This is the third time this trine occurs in this sequence. The first time that it occurred was on December 24, 2016 when Saturn was in direct motion and Uranus was retrograde. The second time this trine occurred was on May 19, 2017 when Saturn was in retrograde motion and Uranus was direct.
  • New Moon with Sun and Moon in Scorpio occurs on November 18, 2017.
  • Neptune in Pisces turns stationary direct on November 22, 2017. It turned stationary retrograde on June 16, 2017.

Under the Surface

By Misty Kuceris ©2017

To some people it appears that a lot does not occur during the month of November 2017, but it does. It all occurs under the surface. You’ll find this is a good month to heal from past pain. It’s a good month for honoring the people you love. It’s a good month to reflect on past events so you can take the lessons learned and use them to propel you into the future.

Mercury forms a trine to Chiron retrograde and a quincunx to Uranus retrograde on November 2nd. With Chiron retrograde and Uranus retrograde being so close in degrees, though other signs, you’ve seen a common occurrence over the last several months where a faster moving planet will make two different aspects to Chiron and Uranus.

With Mercury forming a trine to Chiron retrograde you’ll be able to find healing words when interacting with others. You want to hear what they have to say. And, they feel comfortable talking to you.

At the same time, you’ll find some of their information disturbing as Mercury forms the quincunx to Uranus retrograde. Perhaps you’re getting too much information and you don’t know what to do with it. The key is to listen and gather information. You may find ways to view situations from a new perspective which can actually help you make decisions later on.

On November 3rd, Venus forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde and a sextile to Saturn less than one hour later. Venus will form its aspect to Uranus retrograde on November 4th.

When Venus forms the quincunx to Chiron retrograde, you feel a little off balance. You don’t want to do anything that hurts other people, especially with Venus in Libra. At the same time, you feel that it’s very important to protect yourself from people who aren’t treating you very well. You don’t want to be taken for granted and you don’t want to be used.

The good news is that Venus also forms the sextile to Saturn. This means that you understand how important your boundaries are. You are willing to stand up for your rights. You don’t let other people use or disrespect you. You are able to find that balance between relating to people and taking care of your own needs.

Less than 30 minutes before the full Moon occurs on November 4th, Venus forms the opposition to Uranus retrograde. Because this opposition occurs so shortly before the full Moon, it’s important that you pay attention to it.

When Venus forms an opposition to Uranus retrograde, you don’t want to deal with a relationship where the other person doesn’t honor your individuality. You don’t want to put up with others. You are willing to break off any relationship which isn’t supporting your efforts.

You also need to be very careful with your finances because unexpected events can separate you from your money. Put aside a little extra money before this day occurs. It may even be a bad day for the stock market. Or, you may see some other financial upheavals occurring in the global economy.

After Venus forms the opposition to Uranus retrograde, the full Moon occurs. The Sun is in the sign of Scorpio and the Moon is in the sign of Taurus. The Sun forms a trine to Neptune retrograde while the Moon forms a sextile.

Emotionally you want to find value in your life and you hope that your dreams for good can promote this value. Personally, you want to go after your dreams. But you also need to be careful because you might not have all the facts you need. This is a good time to re-evaluate your dreams and see how realistic they can be. Don’t act on them yet, but meditate on them.

The full Moon also forms a square to Ceres. This indicates that you need to pay attention to your environment. It’s important to develop a space where you feel nurtured and safe, especially with your family.

With the Venus/Uranus retrograde opposition so strong in this chart, you may not be willing to put up with unsupportive people. You may decide that it’s time to end relationships which do not accept you as an individual. This could be a difficult day in the world when it comes to allies trying to find ways to bring things together.

Finally, be very careful with your finances. You could get hit with unexpected expenditures. Or, you may find that things cost you more than you expected. Be very cautious with any major purchases.

Mercury enters the sign of Sagittarius on November 5th. Before you wanted to keep secrets, now you want to tell the world about everything. You just can’t seem to keep your mouth shut. So, be very careful. You don’t want to get into trouble. And, you don’t want to be in a position where you feel that you need to justify your behavior. On a more positive side, when Mercury is in Sagittarius you’re open to new ideas and concepts. You’re willing to try new things. You’re willing to see situations from a different perspective.

Venus enters the sign of Scorpio on November 7th. Venus isn’t very happy in the sign of Scorpio. It doesn’t like secrets. Also, there’s a tendency to feel as if you need to hold on to everything, including relationships that aren’t good for you. You may feel a little insecure because you’re letting other people judge you with their negative attitudes. The key is that if you value yourself, other people will feel that emotion and respond by valuing you.

On a spiritual level, you’re getting some help. With Venus now in the sign of Scorpio, it is forming a mutual reception with Mars in Libra. A mutual reception is created when two different planets are in each other’s rulers. So, Mars rules Scorpio and Venus rules Libra. This places them in mutual reception.

When a mutual reception occurs, the two planets involved help each other out because they understand the other’s energies. This means that you’ll get a better understanding of your spiritual needs and how to implement them in the real world. You’ll be able to find that balance between meeting your needs while respecting the needs of others. This mutual reception is very important on November 19, 2017 when Venus forms a square to Ceres and Mars forms a square to Pluto.

You may find November 9th to be a confusing day as Mars forms a quincunx to Neptune retrograde. You don’t know where to start. You want to negotiate with others but they aren’t giving you the information you need. You feel a little tired because you can’t find your area of focus. This is not a good day to start new projects. Instead, this is a day to retreat, pull in your energy, and rest until you have a better understanding of what you need to do.

On November 11th, Saturn forms a trine to Uranus retrograde. This is the third and last time that it will form this trine in this triad sequence. The first time that Saturn formed the trine to Uranus was on December 24, 2016 when Saturn was in direct motion and Uranus was retrograde. The second time that it formed this trine was on May 19, 2017 when Saturn was in retrograde motion and Uranus was in direct motion.

Saturn represents the need to have structure in life. You want to understand the rules so you know how to play the game. Uranus represents the need to make changes, often without regards to how those changes will impact other people. Uranus also represents the need to free yourself from any constrictions that interfere with your ability to move forward. Perhaps it’s important to realize that for the old guard to move on, they need to be open to changes. As you make changes in your life, you want to make certain that you don’t throw away important things from the past. But at the same time, you need to be willing to look towards the future.

Because it’s a trine, it may be easier to find ways to move into the future without losing the lessons learned in the past. Open your mind, but remember those past lessons. Move into the future, but don’t ignore that past. Find a way to balance the two.

When Saturn and Uranus retrograde form this trine on November 11th, they also form a trine to the Moon, creating the energy of a fire grand trine. Emotionally you are ready for change in your life, just as you are ready to use the past to help implement changes. You feel that you can find that balance between the old and the new. At the same time, you need to be careful because Saturn forms a square to Chiron retrograde indicating that you may feel some pain from the past. Or, you may become fearful that by releasing the past you losing something important in your life.

All of these emotional feelings are related to what you experienced around May 19, 2017, the second time this trine occurred. You may have let too much go. Or, perhaps you didn’t make enough changes in your life. If possible, review the events in your life during the month of May 2017 to see if you need to correct some situation that occurred during that time.

On November 13th, Venus forms a conjunction to Jupiter and Mercury forms a square to Neptune retrograde.

When Venus forms a conjunction to Jupiter, you feel as if you can achieve anything. You are very optimistic about life and your plans. You want to see the best in people. At the same time, you want support from others in order to achieve your goals. You’re willing to look towards the future and make big plans. Still, you need to be very cautious, especially when it comes to financial matters. There’s a tendency to think big and spend bigger. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

The reason that it’s not necessarily a good thing to think big and spend bigger is that Mercury will form a square to Neptune retrograde later in the day. You aren’t seeing things clearly and you don’t have all the information. Don’t sign any contracts today because you’ll be deceived.

Also, take what other people say with a grain of salt. They may be trying to impress you with their words, but they are exaggerating the importance of what they are saying. They may also want to flatter you so that you do something you don’t want to do.

When Mars forms a sextile to Ceres on November 15th, you know just what you need to do to compromise. You understand the importance of getting other people involved in your pursuits. At the same time, you realize that you don’t want to lose anything of value when it comes to achieving your goals. At least it will be easy to be fair in your dealings with others.

On November 16th, Venus forms a trine to Neptune retrograde and Mercury forms a trine to Ceres a few hours later.

This can be a good day for you. With Venus forming the trine to Neptune retrograde your charisma is elevated. People like what you have to say. You’re even able to tap into the creative aspect of your nature and come up with innovative solutions. If you are a creative individual, you’ll be able to express this with your artwork or other creative ventures.

With Mercury forming the trine to Ceres later in the day, you know how to listen to what others are saying. You’ll hear what they really mean. You’ll know how important it is to compromise. And, you’ll be able to make other people feel very comfortable in their environment because they know you’re paying attention to them.

The new Moon which occurs on November 18th is at 26º Scorpio and will be void-of-course once this new Moon occurs. When you have a new Moon in Scorpio, you want to dig deep into your subconscious. You want to understand the motivation behind your actions. You don’t want to move forward in ignorance. This is very important since the new Moon will also form a quincunx to Uranus retrograde. So, while you want to move slowly, you’re also tempted to take risks. Or, unexpected things may crop up in your life which forces you to re-evaluate situations. While a new Moon indicates time to make changes, this new Moon indicates time to re-evaluate situations before making any changes.

On November 19th, Mars forms a square to Pluto and Venus forms a square to Ceres. This is an interesting juxtaposition. Mars is in Libra, the sign of Venus. Venus is in Scorpio, the sign of Mars. They form a mutual reception which means that they work together very well. This mutual reception began on November 7, 2017 when Venus entered the sign of Scorpio.

The other reason that this is important is that Ceres and Pluto play critical roles in the mythology of Demeter and Zeus, Persephone and Hades. In the myth, Hades kidnapped Persephone and took her to his kingdom. When Demeter couldn’t find Persephone, her daughter, Demeter cast the earth into cold and a death spiral. Through the great compromise with Zeus, Demeter was able to retrieve her daughter for part of the year while the earth returned to its cycle of life.

Normally when Mars is forming a square to Pluto you feel very frustrated. You feel as if other people are trying to manipulate you. But today it’s different. You realize that if you pay attention to other people in your life, you’ll gain more power and achieve more. The tension is coming from the fact that Mars indicates you want to do it all on your own. Yet Mars in Libra indicates that your ability to succeed increases when you have other people who support your efforts.

When Venus forms the square to Ceres, you want to protect everything and everyone in your life. You’re ready for battle, which sounds counter-intuitive with Venus. But, Venus, as ruler of Libra, is the sign of the general: The person who strategies the battle. Meanwhile, Scorpio is the sign of the field marshal: The person leading the battle. So, normally you’re ready to fight. But not this time. This time you realize that you need to strategize with the help of others if you want this strategy to work. You may want to win a fight but you’re better off negotiating and creating a solution. The tension comes from the fact that you’re not sure who you can trust. So, go with your instinct. If you work with the right people, you’ll achieve a lot and gain many allies in your quest for success.

On November 21st, Venus forms a sextile to Pluto and a square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis. Meanwhile, the Sun enters the sign of Sagittarius.

With Venus forming the sextile to Pluto on November 21st, you’re ready to take action. You feel focused because you know what to do. You also have a high level of charisma. Other people are attracted to you and know that you can succeed. The key is to listen to what others have to say and move forward with purpose.

When Venus forms a square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis, you’ll find that by listening to others you are able to take a balanced approach. You’ll be able to add a little fun to your projects.

As the Sun enters Sagittarius you’re finally ready to move on with your life. You’re tired of being cautious. You’re also tired of trying to understand all the nuances there are in life. You just want to find ways to try new things and enjoy life. You really want to have fun. And, if having fun isn’t something you’re used to, you want to learn how to have fun.

Neptune turns stationary direct on November 22nd. It went retrograde on June 16, 2017. While you may not feel this energy directly, you will feel it on a subtle level. You’re willing to listen to your feelings. You want to discover ways to be more creative. At the same time, with the Moon forming a conjunction to Pluto and that conjunction forming a quincunx to Ceres, you don’t want other people to tell you what to do. Don’t be at all surprised if you find you’d rather spend time with yourself than others.

As Mercury forms a square to Chiron retrograde on November 24th, you feel as if you may be taking on too much. You need to guard against feeling sad about things that you can’t control in your life. Don’t spend too much time thinking about what you can’t control. Instead, think about what you can achieve and start making little goals to create a path to your success.

You’ll gain many insights on November 25th as Mercury forms a trine to Uranus retrograde. Your mind is wide open to new ideas. You feel as if these concepts are just rushing in on you. You know that you can achieve more than you thought. Just don’t rush into situations so quickly that you don’t pay attention to important details. Your focus may be a little off and you could end up in an accident if you’re not careful.

When Venus forms a trine to Chiron retrograde on November 26th you feel as if you can do a lot. You feel good about yourself. You feel that other people are willing to give you the support you need. You don’t want to hurt anyone. You just want to take care of people, including yourself.

On November 27th it’s very important to move slowly since Venus forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde. While you may get some new ideas, they may not be based on reality. You need to make certain that you don’t start something new without completing the old tasks first. With Venus in Scorpio, it’s important to throw out the old garbage before you start with a new project.

Mercury forms a conjunction to Saturn on November 28th. Normally this may not be that important, but Mercury will be turning stationary retrograde on December 3rd and forming a second conjunction to Saturn in retrograde motion on December 6th. It will not form a third conjunction because Saturn moves into the sign of Capricorn on December 19th before that can occur.

With Mercury in Sagittarius, the conjunction to Saturn could be a good thing. You start thinking about what’s important in your life. You take things more seriously. You don’t let your dreams get in the way of your successes. It’s almost as if you’re getting a forewarning of the Mercury retrograde that is to come.

As the month of November ends, Mars forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde on November 30th. Be very careful today. You don’t want to set yourself up for failure. In the absolute maximum, this could be a day for a “meltdown” if you’re letting other people get in the way of your success. You may feel so frustrated that you start arguing with the very people who want to help you. If you find yourself frustrated, it’s because you put the needs of others before your own needs to the point that you ignored what’s most important to you. Again, all of this may be occurring under the surface. But, if you can reflect on your needs, reach out to people you love for support, and remember the lessons you learned from past experiences, you’ll be able to move into your future with a firm foundation.