November 2015 – Understand Your Needs

Important astrological energies for the month of November 2015:

  • Jupiter in Virgo forms a quincunx to Uranus in Aries on November 5, 2015. This is the first of three quincunxes formed between Jupiter and Uranus. The other two quincunxes occur on March 6, 2016 and August 13, 2016.
  • New Moon with Sun and Moon in Scorpio occurs on November 11, 2015.
  • Moon’s North Node enters the sign of Virgo and Moon’s South Node enters the sign of Pisces on November 11, 2015.
  • Neptune in Pisces turns stationary direct on November 18, 2015.
  • Full Moon with Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Gemini occurs on November 25, 2015.
  • Saturn in Sagittarius forms a square to Neptune in Pisces on November 26, 2015. This is the first time this trine will occur in this series. It will also occur on June 17, 2016 and September 10, 2016.

Understand Your Needs

By Misty Kuceris ©2015

The month of November begins with Mercury entering the sign of Scorpio on November 2nd. With Mercury in the sign of Scorpio you are more willing to think things through before you act. It’s as if you want to “own” the information because you need to understand all the facets of a situation. At times other people may think that you’re being stubborn, but you’re not. You don’t want to budge until you know and understand the situation.

This need to understand becomes more important as Mercury forms a square to Ceres a few hours later. You may want to compromise, but you can’t if you don’t understand the situation. Other people may feel as if you’re not listening because you keep asking questions. But that’s all right. You need to ask those questions. If you appear to be too stubborn, back off a bit. Tell people you’ll come back with a decision once you understand all the facts. Don’t let anyone push you into a decision until you’re ready.

Jupiter forms a quincunx to Uranus on November 5th. This is the first in the series of quincunxes formed between Jupiter and Uranus. The next two will occur on June 17, 2016 and September 10, 2016. If at all possible, mark any important events that occur today in your journal because you’ll need to review them again in June and September 2016.

There is a sympathetic energy between Jupiter and Uranus. Both Jupiter and Uranus represent the need for change and the need to move into the future. The changes that Jupiter wants to make deal with regulatory matters and judicial approaches. The changes that Uranus wants to make deal with personal freedoms and upheavals. When there’s a quincunx between these two planets, it means that you’re feeling conflicted in how manage the changes. On one hand, you want to make certain that you’re following the rules and working within the system. On the other hand, you’re feed up with the system and just want to enact the change now without regard to its long-term consequences. You may not even be able to decide the best approach, or the compromise approach, until September 2016 as you struggle with knowing you need to create change. You’ll even see this frustration continue in the political campaigns of various potential candidates. All you do know if that you’re tired of an old system which isn’t working for you.

When Mercury is in the sign of Scorpio you want to take the time to think about circumstances in your life. You don’t want to say anything which could get you into trouble. You want to protect your interests. On November 6th, Mercury forms a trine to Neptune retrograde and it becomes difficult to keep digging deeply into situations. Your imagination is very active. You’re open to the various dimensions that surround your environment. You may see problems where none exist. Be very careful not to get paranoid at this time.

In the positive, this trine could indicate that you are open to other dimensions and you can sense what’s really going on in the world around you. You may not be able to verbalize your feelings: but you know. Pay attention to your inner thoughts. You could be getting subtle clues that are important for your protection. It’s also important not to sign any major contracts today because you won’t have all the facts.

Venus enters the sign of Libra on November 8th and a few hours later forms a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node. Venus enjoys being in its own sign. And, when Venus is in Libra, it’s easier for you to negotiate with other people and understand other their points of view. You want to find a way to get your point across without alienating the others.

But you need to be careful as Venus forms a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node. Sometimes there’s a tendency to do things because you want to please other people. If you don’t take your own needs into consideration, you’ll feel anger towards those individuals you initially tried to please. This is really a day of balancing your needs with those of people you love. As long as you understand what is important to you, you’ll be able to find that balance.

November 10th is a better day for getting your thoughts in order. Mercury is in the sign of Scorpio which is ruled by the planet Pluto. Therefore, when Mercury forms a sextile to Pluto you’re able to focus and really tune into the energies around you. It’s easy to pay attention to the important details. In this case, you’ll also be able to delve deeply into your thoughts. This is a good day for psychoanalysis.

It’s actually a good thing that the new Moon which occurs on November 11th is found in the sign of Scorpio. You really need to understand how to hold on to your belief systems. The new Moon is separating from a conjunction to Mercury, a trine to Chiron retrograde, and a sextile to Jupiter. This means that other people may have tried to convince you to do things their way. Or, you may have seen some potential new direction in your life and weren’t certain whether to go in that direction. As long as you hold on to your beliefs, you’ll know which direction to take.

Also, when the new Moon is in Scorpio, it’s very important to get as much information as possible before you make any choices in your life. You need to understand the situation and assess potential problems so you can avoid them before they occur. Other people may view you as being stubborn because you’re not moving too quickly, but that’s all right.

A few hours after the new Moon occurs on November 11th, Venus forms a trine to Ceres. Venus is in its own sign of Libra and feels comfortable with relationships. You’ll find it easy to negotiate. You’ll know when to compromise and when to stick to your agenda. You’ll be able to promote your point of view in a way that doesn’t alienate other people because other people will know that you’re listening and acknowledging their needs.

Since Ceres also rules the environment, you may decide that it’s time to make some changes in your personal space. You may want to redecorate. Or, you may want to throw out clutter that takes away from the beauty of your space. You’ll find that this is a very pleasant aspect to experience.

Perhaps one of the most important occurrences on this day of the new Moon is that the Moon’s North Node enters the sign of Virgo and the Moon’s South Node enters the sign of Pisces. The lunar nodes are very important in understanding your personal growth as well as the growth of a nation and public opinion. The cycle of the lunar nodes is approximately 19 years and lasts for about one year. The signs of the Nodes are always opposite each other.

The Moon’s North Node represents what you want to strive for in life while the Moon’s South Node indicates what talents you bring into this life that can help you move into the future. But the Moon’s North Node can also represent what other people expect from you while the Moon’s South Node can represent what fears you have that prevent your success.

When the Moon’s North Node is in Virgo, you need to look at the health of your life. You can do this by reviewing your daily routine to determine if it is supporting your well-being. This is also an important time period to be aware of your body and make certain that your lifestyle promotes good health. Finally, learn to use technology so you can make your life more efficient and easier.

The Moon’s South Node in Pisces indicates that you need to understand your spiritual approach to life. You don’t want to fear trying new things. And, you don’t want to isolate yourself from the rest of the world. Rather, you need to determine how spirit operates in your life so you can integrate it into your daily routine.

When you look at the Moon’s Nodal Axis from a mundane perspective, it can represent the desire of countries to improve their health, both economically and socially. It can also represent increased use of religion as a way of motivating the public to take action. In the negative, it can represent the use of religion as a way of building paranoia and fear. In the positive, it can be the use of spiritual awareness to increase empathy for other people.

At the time that the Nodal Axis changes signs, Jupiter is separating from an opposition to Chiron retrograde while the Sun is separating from a trine to Chiron retrograde. Both Jupiter and the Sun, since they are sextile to each other, form quincunxes to Uranus retrograde and create a yod. This indicates that fearing others can lead to strife and injury. There is a danger that countries could become more isolated from each other and lose tolerance for others. But, it could also give opportunities for unlikely allies to join together and try to improve the world situation.

On November 12th, Mercury forms a trine to Chiron retrograde while Mars forms a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node just before it enters the sign of Libra.

Because Mercury is in Scorpio and forms a trine to Chiron retrograde, you’ll be able to understand the importance of compassion when you deal with other people. You’ll find that it’s easy to release any negative thoughts which prevent you from moving on with your life. This is especially important as Mars forms the conjunction to the Moon’s North Node. At this time Mars is in Virgo and you need to simplify your life. You need to create systems that enable you to relax so that you’re not always working. As Mars enters the sign of Libra a few hours later, you’ll start thinking about your relationships with other people and just how important they are. Yes it’s true, Mars isn’t always comfortable in the sign of Libra because the lesson of Mars is to rush out in life and experience your world. But, when Mars is in the sign of Libra, it’s important for you to go out into the world and experience relationships with other people.

November 13th could be a very good day for you because Venus forms a sextile to Saturn and Mercury forms a sextile to Jupiter. There is a balance here. As Venus forms a sextile to Saturn, you feel as if you can organize your life and bring the right energy into your life. With Venus in Libra, you’re willing to be supportive of others. You can take direction without a problem. You can also balance your need for fun with your need for security and protection.

With Mercury in Scorpio you aren’t as willing to just rush into things as you normally would when Mercury forms a sextile to Jupiter. You’re looking towards the future, but you also know the past is just as important. The good news is that you approach your life from an optimistic point of view. You know that you can get things done and achieve your goals.

You don’t feel quite as secure on November 14th when Venus forms a quincunx to Neptune retrograde. You feel as if other people aren’t giving you all the information you need; and you’re correct. This is not a day to put yourself out there. Other people may try to take advantage of you. Also, be very careful with signing contracts. This is a good day to re-evaluate how much you do for others and what you get in return. If you’re giving more than you’re receiving, it’s time to make some important changes in your relationships with others.

On one hand, you won’t feel too much as Neptune is turning stationary direct on November 18th. But, at the same time you have a niggling feeling that something may be happening soon since Saturn is approaching a square to Neptune which will occur on November 26, 2015. Pay attention to your feelings so that you can find a way to balance your spiritual needs with your practical concerns.

As Mercury enters the sign of Sagittarius on November 20th, you’ll feel a slight energy shift. In the beginning of this month when Mercury was in Scorpio, you needed to pull back and think things through before you took action. Now with Mercury in the sign of Sagittarius, you’re willing to take risks. Your mind is open to new ideas and concepts. At the same time, you need to be careful not to give away so much information that other people are able to use it against you.

It’s actually a good thing that Mercury is now in the sign of Sagittarius before Venus forms a square to Pluto later in the evening of November 20th. This square begins the energy of a cardinal T-square which will end on November 23rd when Venus forms an opposition to Uranus retrograde.

If you felt as if you were doing too much for other people, you won’t let that continue. You won’t have the patience for people who try to manipulate or control you. You may even determine that it’s time to make some major changes in your life. What’s important to remember is that Cancer is the empty cardinal sign. With Cancer being the empty cardinal sign, it means that you need to make certain any actions you take over the next few days create a safe environment for you.

It does become easier to create a safe environment on November 22nd when Ceres forms a sextile to Saturn. Ceres is in Aquarius, the sign that Saturn rules. Usually when Ceres is in Aquarius, you want to help everyone and make life easier for them. In addition, you feel as if you need to take charge of situations. When Ceres forms the sextile to Saturn, you realize that you can only help people if they are willing to take responsibility for their own lives. So, you know how to set up boundaries when it comes to relationships with others. And, by creating these boundaries, you create a safer environment for yourself.

When the Sun enters Sagittarius later in the day, you’ll be able to relax a bit more and not take life so seriously. You understand the importance of playing and having fun. You’ll even find that you’re less judgmental.

November 23rd will begin as an intense day as Venus forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde and an opposition to Uranus retrograde just a little more than one hour apart. When Venus forms the opposition to Uranus retrograde, it will end the energy of the cardinal T-square which began on November 20th when Venus formed the square to Pluto. This intensity will abate when Mars forms a sextile to Saturn a little more than six hours later.

As Venus makes the aspects to Chiron retrograde and Uranus, you may feel that you’re done dealing with negative situations, especially in relationships. You finally say, “Enough is enough!” You aren’t willing to put up with people who are abusive. You are willing to fight for your rights.

As Mars forms the sextile to Saturn, you’ll realize that you made the right decision not to let other people abuse you. You’ll feel good about focusing on your needs. You’ll even see where your decisions on this day will create a better foundation in your life.

You may feel both physically and mentally fatigued on November 24th as Mars forms a quincunx to Neptune and Mercury forms a conjunction to Saturn. This is a day where you need to pay attention to your body. If you’re tired: relax. It’s very important to take time off. If you don’t, you may feel depressed and not understand why. Sometimes being tired creates a sense of melancholia. So, rather than pushing and trying to get things done, find a way to take a mental health day. Even go to a day spa if you can. Getting a massage will replenish the body and the soul.

The full Moon, with Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Gemini, occurs on November 25th. But before the full Moon occurs, Mars forms a trine to Ceres, Mercury forms a square to Neptune and a sextile to Ceres. This is only some of the energy that you’ll experience during the time of the full Moon.

Awareness of your environment is very critical when Ceres is involved. With Mars forming the trine to Ceres and Mercury forming the sextile to Ceres, you’ll do whatever is necessary to protect your private space. You won’t be willing to share with anyone else. But that could be a good thing since Mercury is also forming a square to Neptune and you may not be getting all the facts that you need. Whether you’re at home or at work, surround yourself with protective energy so you don’t get sucked into any negative people who may be around you. You’ll find that your listening skills are elevated and you’ll really be able to hear what people mean when they speak, not just what they say.

Use your need for a safe environment and your ability to listen to others when they speak when the full Moon occurs around 5:45 pm EST. With the Sun in Sagittarius and the Moon in Gemini this will increase your ability to approach relationships in a positive manner. Just don’t spend too much time explaining your actions or people may use your words against you.

Both the Sun and Moon during this full Moon are also applying to a square to Neptune. Earlier in the day Mercury also made a square to Neptune. So, this indicates that if you listen to what other people say, you’ll be able to discern the difference between their distortions of the truth and the reality of the situation. You won’t get sucked into believing something that’s not factual. However, if you just take things at face value, you may get drawn into a negative situation which turns out in to a mess later.

The entire lesson that you can learn from this full Moon is that listening to other people will give you the truth of the situation when you take time to hear their meanings, not just their words. You can also use this time period to look at your own life and see where you’re not being so honest with yourself. Use this full Moon energy to embrace the truths in your life which give you a safer environment.

On November 26th, Saturn forms the first of three squares to Neptune in this series. The other two squares will occur on June 17, 2016 and September 10, 2016. During the first of these three squares you may want to make notes about your desires in life and potential plans to achieve those desires. You may not fully act on them now, but you could lay the foundation for acting on them in either June 2016 or September 2016.

The reason for this suggestion is simple: Saturn represents the desire to have structure in your life while Neptune represents the need to feel as if you can just flow with whatever energy is coming your way. These two different feelings can cause tension in your life if you don’t know what energy to utilize. The key to success is simple: Take time to reflect on your feelings before moving forward with any action. You also want to understand what various foundations mean in your life as you take steps to put your dreams into action. You may find that some of the things you thought were solid in your life were actually built on illusions. At the same time, you may also find that your dreams were actually illusions that could have led you down the wrong path. While it may seem strange, it is possible that Neptune will actually help you understand situations better because sometimes Neptune will tear the cloak of deceit out of your life and improve your understanding of reality.

With the cloak of deceit being removed from your life, Chiron turns stationary direct on November 28th. You won’t feel this energy in any dramatic fashion. Rather you’ll feel better about your life. You’ll realize that all the time you took in the beginning of this month to understand people and situations was important so you could be your true self and create a safe environment.