Important astrological energies for the month of November 2023:
- New Moon with Sun and Moon in Scorpio occurs on November 13, 2023.
- Full Moon with Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Gemini occurs on November 27, 2023.
November 2023 – Healing Our Lives
By Misty Kuceris ©2023
Healing is so important at the start of November when Mercury forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde on November 1st. And, with Mercury in the sign of Scorpio, a lot of healing involves all those secrets that either you are keeping or all those secrets that are keeping you. You may find that language strange but when there are secrets in your life, these secrets may control what decisions you make. With Chiron retrograde in Aries you realize that you don’t have to hold on to those secrets which are controlling your decisions. You can start releasing any information which is having a negative impact on your life and move on.
When Venus forms the opposition to Neptune retrograde on November 3rd you may feel a little confused because Neptune can either obscure matters or reveal secrets by tearing away that curtain of deceit. If you’re in a relationship which demands that you give up too much of yourself, you’ll start thinking about either leaving that relationship or demanding respect from the other individual. If you thought that you found your soulmate, you may now realize that person isn’t who they said they were. If you’re having financial difficulties, especially due to living beyond your means, you start re-evaluating your budget and making changes in your spending behavior.
While Neptune either obscures matters or reveals secrets, Neptune can still create some illusions or can still indicate you don’t have all the information you need. It does help that Venus is in Virgo because you are able to see the details a bit better. But while this aspect is an opposition and oppositions mean separation from negative situations, take your time in making any final details until you find you have the facts you need.
There’s a lot of information that’s going to come your way on November 4th as Saturn in Pisces turns direct, Mercury in Scorpio forms a conjunction to Ceres and an opposition to Uranus retrograde. Also, make a note of this information: Ceres will also form an opposition to Uranus retrograde on the following day, November 5th.
When Saturn was in retrograde motion it appeared that it might re-enter the sign of Aquarius before it turned direct. But, that isn’t going to happen. Saturn turns direct today at 0 degrees and 30 minutes of Pisces. What this means is that you may have felt a pull to take care of the needs of others but you realize that it’s more important to find compassion for others as they learn how to take care of their own needs. You also realize, as Saturn in Pisces turns direct, that you don’t need to be a victim. This is a good time to review your dreams. If they are realistic, convert them into a reality. If they are unrealistic then let those concepts go and move on with your life.
Normally when Mercury forms the conjunction to Ceres you want to discuss possible ways to create a safer environment. You also want to help other people manifest their hopes. Yet, with both planets in the sign of Scorpio you find that you don’t want to reveal too much information. You feel this incredible need for privacy. Other people, sensing that you need this privacy may actually come to you for advice because they know you’ll keep their information private. Basically they realize you’re willing to help others behind the scenes.
Still as Mercury forms the opposition to Uranus retrograde a few hours later you may find that the information you tried to keep private is being revealed by another individual and you have no control over that. Or, you may discover that decisions you made earlier in the day were based on assumptions that are no longer valid or were never valid.
With Ceres forming the opposition to Uranus retrograde on November 5th you get another reality check. Once again you discover that some of your assumptions about situations were based on misinformation or incomplete information. Ceres represents the need to negotiate and compromise during difficult time periods. Yet, Uranus retrograde represents that there are some grey areas where compromise is not going to work. So, as this opposition occurs you find that people who made commitments to you through compromise are reneging on their promises.
With Mars forming the quincunx to Chiron retrograde later in the day you find that other people are more concerned about fighting for their beliefs than finding common ground with other people. This makes it difficult to maintain commitments or even compromise. You find that if people are fighting for their beliefs you may also need to protect your own beliefs. With Mars in Scorpio the key to preventing any harm is to move with deliberation. This is also a time to listen to what others have to say so that a possible solution can occur.
A lot of healing can occur on November 6th as Venus forms a trine with Pluto and Mercury forms a trine to Neptune retrograde. You’re able to take positive energy and use that energy to focus on your goals. You can present situations to others in a manner which is elegant and measured. Your charisma is elevated as well so others find your words and actions inspiring.
As Mercury forms the trine to Neptune retrograde your listening skills increase. You hear the true meaning behind the words they say. You can even envision what direction they may want to take as they discuss situations with you.
Even if you don’t interact with others today, this is a good aspect for understanding how to focus on your dreams and find ways to manifest those dreams. This is a day where you’ll be able to approach matters in a creative way.
As Venus enters the sign of Libra on November 8th, you feel a lot better about yourself and relationships. With Venus in the sign it rules you realize that you can’t do everything on your own. You need to ask others for help. And, you don’t have a problem with that. As a matter of fact, you enjoy being part of a team. You like the interaction between you and others.
As the day progresses, Venus forms a quincunx to Saturn and Mercury forms a sextile to Pluto a few hours later. It doesn’t matter that Venus forms a quincunx to Saturn because in this case it represents a reconsideration of your relationships with others. You may find that you’re getting more respect from others. Or, you may determine that you don’t need other people’s opinions to make decisions. You also realize that responsibilities can be shared with others and you don’t need to do everything on your own. And with Mercury forming that sextile to Pluto you find it easier to convey your thoughts to other people. You can communicate in a manner they understand by staying focused on what’s important.
Getting as much information as possible is important on November 10th as Mercury enters the sign of Sagittarius and forms a square to Saturn a few hours after it enters this new sign. Mercury normally represents the need to get all these small tidbits of information. Yet, when it’s in the sign of Sagittarius you want to understand the big picture. In some ways you don’t want to be bogged down by the details. If something doesn’t make sense to you, you don’t take it at face value. You want to understand. You’re curious. At the same time, if you want to go out on your own, you may not listen to the advice of others.
When Mercury does form that square to Saturn you want to make certain that other people don’t tell you what to do. You may feel an increased need to justify your behavior because you don’t want others to criticize you. Yet, what’s more important is to pull back a bit and try to hear what the other person is saying. They may not be criticizing you at all. They may just be trying to convey a critical piece of information that you need to hear.
Be very cautious on November 11th when Mars forms an opposition to Uranus retrograde. Uranus always brings in the unexpected. And, Mars indicates that sometimes you act without considering the consequences of your behavior. It helps that both planets are in fixed signs because that usually means you tend to move a bit slower than usual.
What can happen on a more positive note is that you decide it’s time to make changes in your life as it relates to what you value. You may decide that you no longer need certain items in your life and find it easy to toss those items. Or, you may realize that some of the organizations you’ve been involved with, for perhaps years, are no longer organizations you can support: It’s time to move on.
The new Moon that occurs on November 13th could bring a lot of emotions to the surface, especially emotions you’ve been trying to avoid. The Sun and Moon are both in Scorpio and conjunct Mars and Ceres which are also in Scorpio. In addition to this conjunction, the new Moon forms an opposition to Uranus retrograde. There is unexpected information from the past which surfaces. You may have been trying to avoid this information, but you can’t. Also, you may feel frustrated, especially with Mars and Ceres forming a conjunction to each other. Perhaps you feel your environment is not quite safe. So, you find yourself focusing on ways to increase your safety and taking care of situations in your life. Or, you feel that you need to put yourself into a position that provides you with more security.
With Ceres forming a trine to Neptune retrograde after that new Moon occurs, you start developing creative solutions to your need for safety or security. You bring more loved ones into your orb. You take time to see who needs help and determine ways to provide that help. You also let people know if you need their help. You realize that you don’t need to be too proud to ask for help.
On November 15th, Mercury forms a sextile to Venus setting off what will become a yod between today and tomorrow. This yod will be created by the sextile that Mercury forms to Venus and the quincunx aspects that both Mercury and Venus form to Jupiter.
When Mercury forms the sextile to Venus, you want to say things in a way that other people understand. You want to be gentle in your communications. You don’t want to push matters too much. You don’t want to alienate others.
Yet when Mercury forms the quincunx to Jupiter retrograde later on November 15th, you suddenly become worried that other people aren’t hearing you. Next thing you know, you’re pushing too hard. You’re trying to get others to hear your point of view. And, if you continue this you may alienate the very people you wanted to support you.
As Venus forms the quincunx to Jupiter retrograde on November 16th the yod is fully energized. Now you start wondering if you actually were in the right. You question your own point of view. You wonder if you alienated people to the point that they are no longer willing to listen. The entire lesson to be learned from this yod is that there are many points of view: Sometimes slowing down, communicating your thoughts while listening to others is the best way to understand different points of view.
You don’t feel like doing too much on November 17th when Mars forms a trine to Neptune retrograde. And, that’s all right. There are days when resting and relaxing is a good thing. Also, with Mars in aspect to Neptune, especially with Neptune in retrograde motion, you may not be paying enough attention to external circumstances in your life. If that’s the case, it’s a very good idea that you aren’t planning on anything too assertive.
If you do have to meet with others during the day, this energy can actually benefit you since it means it’s easy to approach others in a gentle manner. Or, because you come across gently you may be underestimated which could be good if you need to negotiate. Just don’t sign any contracts today, if at all possible.
Being able to listen and even discern what other people mean when they communicate with you is so much easier on November 20th as Mercury forms a trine to Chiron retrograde. You don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, so you tend to listen more than usual. You also don’t want to take anyone for granted, so you do more to pay attention to their needs.
This is also a good day to resolve problems, whether those problems are created by circumstances or by relationships. Because you’re willing to listen, you find that other people are also willing to listen. Even if they aren’t willing to listen, you still find a way to communicate so they understand. Because you don’t want to hurt anyone, including yourself, you will do what’s possible to correct any misunderstandings or fix any problems.
While both Ceres and Mars form sextile aspects to Pluto on November 21st, it’s also important to note that Ceres and Mars will form a conjunction to each other a few days later, on November 23rd so in some ways the energy of today will be an undercurrent energy for a couple of days.
There’s a desire with both Ceres and Mars in the sign of Scorpio to move with deliberation. Everything has to be strategically correct. While Pluto is currently in the sign of Capricorn, it still co-rules Scorpio with the planet Mars, so there is this intense connection which may not be felt at another time period. With Pluto in the sign of Capricorn, the connection deals with social matters and leadership issues. Ceres forming the sextile to Pluto indicates the need to find a compromise to actions taken in haste. Mars forming the sextile to Pluto indicates the need to prevent anger and resentment from controlling your actions. You may find yourself in intense situations today where other people try to control your actions through their negative reactions. But, because both planets are forming sextile aspects to Pluto, you may have the opportunity to let reason prevail. If you can take the time to look at all aspects of the situations which occur today, you can also find a strategic approach which enables you to act in a manner that creates success.
With the Sun entering the sign of Sagittarius on November 22nd you want to go out and conquer the world. You want to try new things. You want to take risks.
Meanwhile with Venus forming an opposition for Chiron retrograde a few hours later you don’t want to take any risks that bring harm into your life. You also don’t want to hurt anyone else. What you find is that while you may want to support others in their ventures, you won’t give that support if you feel it can cause injury. You also won’t give that support to anyone who wants to cause you injury. Once again, you may want to consider a strategic approach when dealing with others.
The underlying current of using a strategic approach over the past few days comes to fruition on November 23rd when Mars forms a conjunction to Ceres. You have figured out how to take action in a calculated manner. You’ve been able to move with deliberation.
Later in the day the Sun will form a square to Saturn so you’re glad that you moved slowly. You know where you need to be cautious and where you can take risks. While you may censor some of your movements today, you feel all right with remaining in the background.
Be so careful with your words, whether those words are verbal or written on November 24th when Mercury forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde and Mars enters the sign of Sagittarius. There’s a tendency to speak without thinking or considering the consequences of your words.
When Mercury does form that quincunx to Uranus retrograde you find that other people keep changing their minds. They say one thing one moment and another thing a bit later. They can’t seem to be pinned down. Don’t ask for commitments because you won’t get them.
Meanwhile, you may be too optimistic when Mars enters the sign of Sagittarius. You tend to rationalize your behavior. Or, you become so optimistic that you can do anything and your own actions get in the way. You try to do too much and you find you can’t. You also expect too much of other people. You think they’ll support your efforts and when you turn around to request that support, they aren’t there.
When Ceres enters the sign of Sagittarius on November 25th, you feel as if you’re following your instincts to succeed. Again, you’re willing to take risks. And, you have this sense of spiritual fulfillment. You want to follow what you feel is your path.
It helps that Mars forms a square to Saturn on this day after it entered the sign of Sagittarius. There is that danger of moving too quickly when Mars is in Sagittarius: Either from increased optimism or hubris. This square will temper the energy. While you’re still willing to take risks, these risks are calculated risks. This means that you watch your steps. You determine whether you can afford to take losses if the risks don’t work out. You also feel good if you win because you know you thought it through.
Be very careful with your finances on November 26th when Venus forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde. As you’re about to sign a contract, you find that some piece of information was hidden from you. Or, the individual is trying to sell you something that you don’t need. Uranus always indicates some sort of unexpected change about to occur. And, with Uranus in retrograde motion, that unexpected change usually involves something from the past creeping back into your life.
With the various planets entering the sign of Sagittarius, it makes sense that the full Moon on November 27th occurs with Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Gemini. With the Sun in Sagittarius, you want to go on adventures. You are willing to take risks, especially with Mars and Ceres also in the sign of Sagittarius. You don’t want to be held back by focusing on details. Yet, with the Moon in Gemini, you don’t want to miss out on the details. As a matter of fact, understanding those details can actually be fun right now.
The fact that the full Moon forms a square to Saturn and creates a mutable T-square means that you’re ready for change. While Saturn can often slow things down, this time Saturn may work by helping you understand how to bring reality to your dreams. This is a time for change, but it’s also a time for change that brings more routine and reality into your life and to your dreams.
Ceres forming a square to Saturn is also part of the full Moon chart even though the exact aspect doesn’t occur until a few hours later. You want to be safe. You want security in our life. If you’re feeling tension right now it means that you don’t have that sense of safety or security. You need to take some action to make certain you are safe.
While you want to be responsible for others, you may find that now is the time to take care of your own needs. You may not be able to take care of everyone else. This is where you consider your priorities.
It becomes even more important to consider your priorities as Mercury forms a square to Neptune retrograde after the full Moon and after Ceres forms the square to Saturn. When Neptune is involved, information is either being withheld from you or people are deceiving you. Not all is as it seems. And, you won’t be able to get all the correct information you need until after January 8, 2024 because this aspect is part of a Mercury triad sequence. That means that this aspect will occur two more times: On December 27, 2023 when Mercury is in retrograde motion and again on January 8, 2024 when Mercury is direct. It you catch the person in a lie, they may try to tell you that you weren’t informed of the truth because they didn’t want to hurt you. But, that isn’t necessarily the reality. And, when this, or a similar situation, occurs on December 27th, once again people will try to discount your reality by rationalizing their behavior. You still may not see what they are trying to do: Gaslight you or victimize you, or both. But, you will see the truth as the veil of deceit is torn apart on January 8, 2024 when this aspect occurs for the final time in this triad sequence.
Don’t be at all surprised if people from your past come back into your life on November 29th when Venus forms a conjunction to the Moon’s South Node. Or, you may find that using information from your past helps you learn how to move on with your life. This is a day where relationships are more important because of the foundation they create in your life. You are who you are because of people from your past and your experiences with them.
Understanding others may not be as easy on November 30th as Venus forms a quincunx to Neptune retrograde. People aren’t who they seem. They may be putting on an act because they want to please you. Or, they may be deceiving you because they want something from you. Take your time. Don’t believe everything you hear, especially if it comes in the form of flattery.
With all this information that you receive this month, you may find that you need to move strategically and with deliberation. You also may find that you need to ask others for help. Still other people may come back into your life to give you better insight into who you are. In reality, we are all products of our relationships with others as well as reactions to situations in our lives. How we implement being products is dictated by our personal nature which in many ways brings out the individuals in us. Understanding this can also bring healing into your life.
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