November 2022 – Seeking Spirit

Important astrological energies for the month of November 2022:

  • Mars in Gemini is retrograde at the start of the month and will remain retrograde until January 12, 2023.
  • Total Lunar Eclipse (FM) with Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus occurs on November 8, 2022.
  • New Moon with the Sun and Moon in Sagittarius occurs on November 23, 2022.
  • Jupiter in Pisces turns direct on November 23, 2022. It enters the sign of Aries on December 20, 2022.

Seeking Spirit

By Misty Kuceris ©2022

The month of November 2022 begins with Venus forming a quincunx to Chiron retrograde and a conjunction to the Moon’s South Node on November 2nd.

When Venus forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde, you find yourself pulling back because you don’t want to hurt anyone. And, with Venus in the sign of Scorpio you don’t want anyone to invade your space. Privacy is very important to you.

A few hours after Venus forms the quincunx to Chiron retrograde it forms a conjunction to the Moon’s South Node. Now privacy is even more important to you. You feel as if matters from the past are struggling to re-surface. In some cases these may be problems which you didn’t resolve. In other cases these are matters that you thought you resolved but need a second view. What is good about this day is that you are able to understand why you took some actions in the past. Basically it’s a good day for deep introspection.

When Venus forms a sextile to Ceres on November 3rd, you feel as if you can resolve a lot of situations. You know that you can get things right, especially with Venus in Scorpio and Ceres in Virgo. Because of this, you’re not open to advice from others. But that’s all right. You have this uncanny ability today to understand the potential ramifications of your decisions so you can take the right steps.

A lot of unexpected things can happen on November 5th when Venus forms an opposition to Uranus retrograde. People from your past may just pop back into your life. You may feel that you need to release either people or situations because they don’t have your best interest in mind. Or, you may find that you have an unexpected expense. You might even feel that you’re out of control of your situation. While you may not be able to control your situation today, you’ll feel better if you just accept that fact.

As Mercury forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde on November 6th, one fact becomes important this month. Both Mercury and Venus are in the sign of Scorpio. Although Mercury is the faster moving planet, it is currently trailing Venus. And, it will continue to trail Venus until November 21st when both planets form a conjunction to each other. At that time, Mercury will surpass Venus and it will be as if the order of the zodiac is restored. What this does mean is that with Mercury following Venus so closely, they are making the same aspects just a few days apart. When Venus makes the aspect, the focus is on how you feel about the situation and how it impacts you and your relationships with others. When Mercury makes that aspect, it’s about how you express your needs or communicate with others.

As Mercury forms the quincunx to Chiron retrograde you find that you’re very careful with your words. You don’t want other people to know your feelings. You also don’t want others to use your words against you. As a matter of fact, you may pull back from some interactions with others if they are asking you to reveal too much information.

You’re glad that you didn’t reveal too much earlier in the day as Mercury forms a conjunction to the Moon’s South Node a few hours later. This is a good time to reflect on matters so you understand the true meaning behind the story. It’s also a good time to assess past events to see what you learn from them. You don’t want to repeat the same mistakes.

When Venus forms a square to Saturn on November 7th, you find yourself vacillating: Should you keep to yourself or should you correct someone else’s problem? This is not the easiest decision to make because you know how to solve the situation. At the same time, it’s important for other people to learn from their own mistakes and accept their own responsibilities. The reality is that there are times when you are better off letting other people take care of their own problems.

Election Day in the United States, November 8th, could prove very interesting. A total lunar eclipse occurs in the morning hours and Mercury forms a sextile to Ceres in the early evening hours and an opposition to Uranus retrograde. This is the last eclipse of the year and the second total lunar eclipse of the year. It will be visible in Asia, Australia, North America, Parts of Northern and Eastern Europe and most of South America. It is part of the Saros 136 cycle.

You’ll be able to see the Total Lunar Eclipse in the greater DC metro area (or the DMV as it’s now called) if you are willing to wake up a bit early or if you work the night shift. The eclipse will begin at 3:02 am EST with the best view occurring around 5:59 am EST. Unless cloud coverage prevents the vision, you’ll start seeing the red Moon around 5:16 am EST. This eclipse is called a blood Moon because the Moon turns red at the height of the eclipse. Total Lunar Eclipses, unlike Solar Eclipse, are safe to view without any protective eye gear. This Full Moon is also called a Frost Moon or Beaver Moon.

In a lunar eclipse, the earth is positioned between the Moon and Sun. It represents where you need to understand what you want in life and how important that is for you. Normally full Moons are times to let go. But eclipses tend to obscure matters. For this reason, you know what you need to release from your life, but you may feel obligated to hold on to it because other people are telling you that’s what you need to do.

With the Sun is in Scorpio and the Moon in Taurus at this time, you need to review what you value and determine if that’s still important to you. Basically, do you still feel passionate about it? And, that is also what’s going to be driving these mid-term elections. What are you passionate about? Here in the United States with the elections are you passion about the candidates? Their message? Their real agenda? Your real agenda? In other parts of the world, as well as the United States, you need to determine what brings passion into your life and how to address this passion so you can enjoy life.

This will probably be one of the more difficult eclipses that has occurred in a while. The Moon is just minutes away from an exact conjunction to Uranus while the Sun is just minutes away from the exact opposition. What this means is that there’s going to be a lot of unexpected outcomes. For years now the prognosticators of elections have not been right. And, this year will be no different. Don’t believe what you read prior to any end results. This could also bring up many tensions on a global level. Emotionally you may feel that you can’t take the tension anymore. You may feel frustrated with events. And, with the Moon forming an opposition to Mercury, you may find yourself arguing with others over goals or belief systems.

With the Sun forming a conjunction to Mercury and an opposition to Uranus, you know that if you have to, you will stand up for your rights. You won’t back down. The good news is that there is some protection in this chart. The Moon forms a trine to Ceres and the Sun forms a sextile to Ceres. What this protection means is that if you listen to other people and share your concerns, you may be able to find allies that give you emotional support.

After the total lunar eclipse occurs, Mercury forms a sextile to Ceres and an opposition to Uranus retrograde. When Mercury forms the sextile to Ceres, you want to make certain that you get everything right. You want people to understand you. You don’t want to take anything for granted. At the same time, with Mercury in Scorpio, you still don’t want to reveal too much information because you view privacy as a means of protection.

When Mercury moves into the opposition to Uranus retrograde, you need to be very careful. Suddenly, as much as you want to maintain decorum, you find that other people are verbally pushing themselves into your life. There are unexpected circumstances occurring. You’re finding it difficult to control them. As a matter of fact, any information which you’ve been trying to hide may surface right now and you can’t stop it.

It helps that Ceres forms a trine to Uranus retrograde on November 9th. Now you have more control over the information that’s being revealed. You may not be able to stop it from becoming public, but you can manage how that information is being communicated.

With Mercury forming a square to Saturn and Venus forming a trine to Neptune retrograde a few hours later on November 10th, you want to watch your words carefully. There’s a tendency to be critical, especially of yourself, when Mercury forms a square to Saturn. You monitor your words carefully. You don’t want to say the wrong thing. You try to be as precise as possible. This can actually be very good as you don’t say too much.

As Venus moves into the trine to Neptune retrograde you’re glad that you didn’t say too much. You feel as if there’s some sort of hidden agenda out there that you don’t understand. You want to see the best in others. You want to give other people emotional support. But…something is holding you back. You’re not sure what it is. You only have this feeling.

It’s important to pay attention to this sense. (It’s not really even a feeling…it’s almost a knowing.) Basically what you think is there isn’t. Or, you’re able to see things from a different perspective but can’t quite verbalize what you see.

All of this “sense of knowing” becomes stronger on November 12th when Mercury forms the trine to Neptune retrograde. Again, you realize that things aren’t as they seem. You want to believe what you hear. But that’s the problem. You may only be hearing what you want to believe and not what is being said. For this reason, be cautious. Take care and don’t sign any contracts because there are hidden costs, especially with Mercury in Scorpio.

Things are more settled on November 13th when Venus forms a sextile to Pluto. (The same can be said for November 14th when Mercury forms a sextile to Pluto.) With Venus forming the sextile to Pluto, you know what you want. You know what’s important. You have this ability to focus on what needs to be done.

As yesterday, November 14th is a day where you can get what you want. With Mercury in Scorpio forming a sextile to Pluto, you are able to focus on your goals. You know how to communicate in a way that other people understand. Even if they don’t understand, you are so committed to your beliefs that other people start believing as well. The only thing is that you need to be a little gentler in your communication style. You may become so forceful that it turns off other people who normally would be willing to listen.

November 15th is a day of contradictions. First Ceres forms a quincunx to Saturn. When this occurs, you find it difficult to trust authority figures. You feel as if they are more concerned about implementing their agenda rather than working with you to accomplish things.

Yet, as Venus forms a trine to Jupiter retrograde a couple hours later you feel differently. You feel as if you can accomplish anything. Now it appears that people are willing to give you the support you need to succeed. Perhaps the problems you had with authority figures earlier in the day was that they questioned your goals or your process. And, perhaps by questioning your steps, these authority figures put you into the position of assessing your strategy so you knew what to do to succeed.

When Venus enters the sign of Sagittarius and Mercury forms a trine to Jupiter retrograde on November 16th, you still believe that you can accomplish anything. Your sense of optimism is strong. With Venus in the sign of Sagittarius, you find value in seeking spiritual fulfillment. You are even willing to look for that one special person: Your soul mate.

With Mercury forming the trine to Jupiter retrograde you see the best in situations. With Mercury in Scorpio, you’re able to focus on your approach. With Jupiter retrograde in Pisces, you’re willing to share your thoughts with others. Even though there’s a tendency when Mercury is in Scorpio to keep things to yourself, this need lessens with the influence of Jupiter retrograde. You’re open to new ideas and finding different ways to express your point of view.

Mercury enters the sign of Sagittarius on November 17th and you find your perspective shifting from being a person who likes a lot of privacy to an individual who wants to go out, have fun, and experience spiritual fulfillment. Where before you wanted to do everything yourself, you are now open to working in collaborative relationships to achieve your goals.

Take time, if possible, to relax on November 19th as Mars retrograde forms a square to Neptune retrograde. During this day, you’ll experience less energy. You’ll lack focus. You won’t be sure what you want to do. The reality is that if you pushed too hard over the last few days and did too much, you won’t have the energy to continue pushing yourself. Your body is trying to tell you to relax and, if necessary, take some healing time.

Throughout most of the month, Mercury was following Venus. On November 21st that changes as Mercury and Venus form a conjunction. This can actually be a fun day. This is a day where you can search to your heart’s delight and find meaning. You feel the spiritual energy around you. You know that you can find other people with the same needs who are also in the process of searching for feeling spiritually happiness. You may even discover your soul mate. What is important to note is that not all soul mates are romantic interests. You have many soul mates in life, from some family members, some friends, and even some business partners. Basically, a true soul mate is an individual who shares the same spiritual and ethical values with you.

The Sun enters Sagittarius on November 22nd and you realize that you’re seeking the truth. You want to learn as much as possible. In your communications with others, you’re curious. You want to learn about them. You want to find out what they think.

Usually when Mars forms a square to Ceres there’s a lot of passion. Mars wants to go after what it wants, while Ceres creates barriers to prevent Mars from grabbing the wrong thing. Yet, with Mars in retrograde motion when it forms the square to Ceres on November 22nd, you’re not sure what you want. You feel like you want to go after something, but what? You think that it’s important to create some plans…but again, what plans? In actuality, you may find yourself being confused today. So, rather than taking any action, if possible, sit back and relax. Ponder your next actions but just wait a few days before you take any steps.

Seeking spiritual truth is so important on November 23rd when the new Moon occurs and Jupiter in Pisces turns direct. In addition to the Sun and Moon in Sagittarius, you also find Venus and Mercury still in Sagittarius. New information excites you. Seeing different possibilities brings smiles to your face. You don’t feel as if there are any barriers preventing you from achieving your goals or enjoying the companionship of people you care for.

Less than five minutes after the new Moon occurs, Jupiter in Pisces turns direct and starts its journey to a new sign. It will enter the sign of Aries on December 20, 2022.

Jupiter turned retrograde on July 28, 2022. When it was retrograde, you found it important to review your goals. You may have wondered what direction to take. Now that it’s direct you have an idea.

With Jupiter now in direction motion, you want to move into the future. You recognize that things need to change in your life. Some areas of change involve your boundaries. You don’t want to feel trapped. Other areas involve releasing feelings of guilt. While you are willing to accept responsibility for your actions, you’re not willing to be a martyr for past actions others committed. You’re ready to move on with your life. You recognize while this is a time of endings, it’s also a time of beginnings.

You may feel that November 25th is another day of contradictions. Both Mercury and Venus form trines to Chiron retrograde while Ceres forms an opposition to Neptune retrograde throwing a little confusion into the mix.

When Mercury forms the trine to Chiron retrograde, you know that you need to be very careful with your words. You don’t want to hurt anyone else’s feelings. But, more importantly, you don’t want to put your foot into your mouth. You don’t want to hurt yourself by saying the wrong thing.

As Ceres moves into the opposition with Neptune retrograde a few hours later, you realize that you don’t feel quite that safe because you don’t know what other people expect. Do they need your help? Are they placing unrealistic demands on your time? If you’re not careful, you might make some commitments that you can’t keep just because you don’t want to hurt another person’s feelings.

Things seem a little bit better as Venus moves into the trine to Chiron retrograde several hours later. You’re able to understand what other people expect from you. You know how to take care of your needs. Most importantly, you also know how to say the word “no” if other people are placing unrealistic demands on you.

Watch out for the unexpected when Mercury forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde on November 27th. It’s not easy to determine quite what that unexpected will be. It’s possible that there is something in the media leading to disgrace. Or, you may have thought you knew everything about a matter and now discover the truth was being hidden from you. There could be a major accident which falls out of the sky. Either way, be prepared. Be aware of your environment. Don’t take any risks.

On one hand, you feel like you know what direction you want to take on November 28th when Mars retrograde forms a trine to Saturn. But, you feel a bit thrown off a few hours later when Venus forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde.

Mars normally likes to rush into situations. Yet, in retrograde motion you are willing to slow down a bit and become more aware of your surroundings. This is especially true as Mars retrograde forms that trine to Saturn. Saturn defines situations in your life. And, in a lot of ways this reminds me of a chess game. Saturn defines the area. Mars retrograde assesses the area based on the definition given by Saturn. And, both together develop a strategy of success.

Yet when Venus forms the quincunx to Uranus retrograde, all of that can just blow up. Unexpected situations come to light. Things you didn’t expect just destroy the foundation. And, the strategy you thought you had falls apart. The key to working with this energy is to develop plans that are flexible. Know there will be changes today and let those changes occur.

The month of November does end on a positive note as Mercury forms a sextile to Saturn on November 29th. Once again you are able to focus. It’s easy to determine strategies which can lead to your success. You’re able to communicate well because your thoughts are clear. Plus, with Mercury in Sagittarius and Saturn in Aquarius, you’re able to enroll other people in your game plan so you don’t have to do it alone.

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