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Welcome to one of the most tumultuous months of the year – there is such a lot happening all at once, so we mere mortals can expect to feel at least a tad discombobulated at times. We can also expect big changes, liberation from fear, awakenings, changes of fortune and chances to get lucky, whatever that means to you.
Usually this kind of astrological excitement is associated with an eclipse but there are none of those in November. Rather what we have are some major planetary movements. I’ll sum them up here and go more into what they mean for your sign further down.
1. The planet of chaos and change, Uranus, is active again. You might remember that earlier this year, the uncontrollable maverick planet Uranus made a mighty once-every-seven year change of sign move. Uranus left Aries and moved into Taurus. This meant something different for everything and generally churned things up. And now? Uranus is retrograding (appearing to go backwards from our point of view here on earth) all the way from Taurus … back into Aries! More about that below but if you’re doing crazy things, going off half-baked and/or wondering where the next curve ball is coming from, then you’re already tuning into this energy.
2. The planet of good luck and good times, Jupiter, will changes signs this month too. This would be headline news any day of the week but happening in the same month as the Uranus change of signs just adds to the whole “we’re in a great cosmic washing machine!” feeling. In this case, Jupiter will be moving forwards and leaving the sign of Scorpio, where he has been for the past year, and moving into his home sign of Sagittarius. This is especially good news for people born under the star sign of Sagittarius or who have Sagittarius Rising (find out here) but it’s good news for everyone. Read one for more info.
3. Plus the planet of romance and riches, aka Venus, ends her reverse cycle. Venus has been going backwards (retrograding) since xxx and on November 16, she ends that cycle and starts to move forwards again.
4. And then just to keep thing interesting, Mercury starts to retrograde the following day, this time around in the sign of Sagittarius.
New Moon at 16 Scorpio
New Moon times:
SYDNEY: November 8, 3.01am
NEW YORK: November 7, 11.01am
LONDON: November 7, 4.01pm
Full Moon at 1 Gemini
Full Moon times:
SYDNEY: November 23, 4.39pm
NEW YORK: November 23, 12.39am
LONDON: November 23, 5.39am
As mentioned above, earlier this year, on May 15 to be exact, the planet of change and chaos, aka Uranus, changed signs. Uranus had been in Aries since 2011. In fact, the day that Uranus moved into Aries will be remembered forever worldwide as a day of disaster, marking as it did the Japanese tsunami killing 15,896 deaths and starting a slow leak of radiation into the oceans that is still happening now. Uranus stayed in Aries for seven years, up to May 15 this year when it finally moved into the sign of Taurus, associated with money. And what happened this year? Well I spend most of my time between the UK and Australia, and I can report that in both countries, the economies have definitely been troubled, with house prices in particular falling and recessions being talked about. Uranus is the great shaker-upper- the zodiac so it stands to reason that when he is extremely active, such as when he is changing signs, that we will feel hi influence more. So will house prices recover as Uranus swings back out of Taurus. I have to hold my hands up and say that while I felt quite confident predicting the financial troubles we have recently seen as Uranus moved into Taurus, I am less sure that Uranus retrograding will undo the damage – though it might! For the record, Uranus governs, among other things, chaos theory and symbolises uncertainty and unpredictability. That is a part of the fun with Uranus – anything can happen and probably will!
Here’s your answer (remember to read your Rising Sign if you know it):
From 2011 to 2018, you learned to cope with life going up and down, inside out, forwards and backwards and so on. That’s because you had the planet of mayhem and madness, Uranus, in your sixth house, which is the part of your chart all to do with your daily life. Uranus left this part of your chart for a while but now he’s back. On the one hand, you can expect all your personal relationships to be slightly less crazy between now and March. On the other hand, the same can’t be said for your daily life. Routines are very likely to go out the window. Resistance is futile. Adapt!
Next up we get the move of the planet of good luck and good times moving from Scorpio into Sagittarius. Note that whereas Uranus is more or less reversing back into Aries, Jupiter is moving full steam ahead into Sagittarius. Also note that Jupiter’s move isn’t quite as rare as Uranus’. Whereas Uranus stays in each sign for around 7 years, Jupiter changes signs every 12 months, taking around 12 years to move all the way through all 12 sign of the zodiac.
What you need to know about Jupiter is that he is the harbinger of good things. Moreover, just as we are likely to feel Uranus more as he changes signs, so we should also feel Jupiter. That’s good news, too. We should all feel a little more as though we can rely on luck as much as anything else. We should feel as though fortune is favouring us. We can live more expansively, see the bigger picture and find it easier to count our blessings.
One thing to remember is that Jupiter expands everything it touches. Now as Jupiter moves into Sagittarius, there will be an expansion of Sagittarian themes. Jupiter is the “glass is half-full” planet so a new sense of optimism should start to sweep the world.
That’s not too much to hope for as Jupiter moves into one of it favourite signs. It can’t be denied that Jupiter also rules religion and religious ideals – hopefully Jupiter in Sadge will translate as improvements in terms of how we all tolerate each other’s religions. Let’s make it so. Jupiter in Sadge really can broaden our minds so that becomes possible. As well, we can expect fundamental changes, improvements and expansion in the worlds of travel, study, teaching and publishing. Maybe printed books will be back in favour. Maybe we will finally see some space travel for real. There is also a sense that we are all going to connect with our need for freedom more than ever, not just on a personal basis but as a race. More risks will be taken. Are we all boxed into our lives by greed and money and consumerism? Jupiter in Sagittarius will fuel our need to be free, while the recent Uranus energy did the same thing, wreaking change in the financial markets in just a few months, with more to come. Changes are happening. Keep your eyes open! Jupiter in Sadge knows that it’s possible to be happy so we are all going to reach for this more than ever.
Again, of course, as well as this “overview” which applies to all the signs, we can dive into how the move of Jupiter into Sagittarius affects us all on a more personal basis. Effectively, Jupiter is moving from one part of our chart to another as he changes signs. So here is what it means for you – the influence will last 12 months. Remember to read your (Rising Sign if you know it, for even more accuracy.
So are you a risk taker and speculator when it comes to cash? If so, you might have to rein those natural impulses in just a bit this year. Jupiter is moving through your 2nd House, which is the part of your chart related to cash, property and possessions. Now, Jupiter is the great amplifier of the zodiac, so in one way, what happens next could be VERY positive indeed. Jupiter expands, his in your House of Cash, your cash could be about to expand to. Get it? But there is a big but. This is the part of your chart where you also get bills, and Jupiter can expand them too. Plus Jupiter with his jolly Devil-May-Care attitude can sometimes see us throwing money around when he’s in this part of our chart. So be careful! Plus Jupiter is a natural born risk taker. If you’re already like that, then Jupiter in this part of your chart could see you feeling too fine about taking too many cash risks. You have been warned times time! So to sum up – DON’T over extend yourself financially this year, and it could yet turn out to be the moment when step into that much-mythologised about flow of abundance! PS Lastly but SO not leastly, the part of your chart being energised is also about self-esteem. The good news is that Jupiter will increase your self-confidence. Which can help improve the rest of your life. Fab, eh?
If you like to work with the Moon, as more and more people do, here’s an idea for how to harness the Uranian and Jupiterian energies.
1. When you do your New Moon wishes this month, think about the radical changes you want to make in your life
2. Take some calculated risks
3. Talk to the Goddess Fortuna – who is the Goddess of good fortune – and ask her to favour you when it comes to your current most pressing issue
4. Think about how you have “woken up” in the past few months and pat yourself on the back
5. Expect the best
Another major event this month is the end of the Venus retrograde period. If you’re a regular reader, you will be up to speed with the facts; 1. This retrograde happens only about once every 18 months 2. It’s a time to reconsider what you really value 3. It’s a time when your romantic past can come back to the present/future 4. It’s a time when the pay-off for something started under a previous Venus retrograde cycle can finally arrive. Venus retrograde over the past few weeks (it started October 5) was the time think work out:
1. What really matters to you
2. What and who you really value
3. If and where you’re taking someone for granted
Now, armed with that info, you can make some decisions about how you want to live forthwith. Venus retrograde, as I mentioned, happens about once every 18 months and as such provides us with a chance to make adjustments, to make sure we are living life in accordance with that we really care about. So if you didn’t do it already, take a moment to write down your top 5 priorities. Are you giving them enough time and attention and if not, can you commit to changing that?
As with all the planetary events, the end of Venus retrograde affects us all differently depending on our star sign aka our Rising Sign.
(and again, read your Rising Sign if you know it!)
This month, Venus starts to move forwards in your twelfth house of secrets and sleep. If you find yourself being required to make some sacrifices for someone you love at any point over the next few weeks, do it with pleasure, if you can. This Venus cycle is partly about putting someone else’s needs before your own. You might not get instant thanks for what you do, but the good karma will eventually find its way back to you. On the other hand, be very careful to avoid bad karma now. Especially be careful if you’re thinking about getting involved with someone who is not really available to you. Quell any desires to get involved in any love triangles. Let me put it bluntly: take care before you either have an affair or seduce someone who’s attached elsewhere. You have been warned! Similarly, be careful if you feel like you’re giving or getting mixed messages romantically now – sometimes during this cycle it’s impossible to be CLEAR. Confused by love? Far better to be patient. Being in this cycle means the next Venus cycle sees the love planet in your own sign. And if you think that sounds good, you’re right. Where are you going right (and wrong!) in love? Click here for your astrological horoscope love life analysis!
Last but not least, let’s talk about the fact that Mercury will be going retrograde this month, just after Venus retrograde ends. (Venus retrograde of course, was in turn a cycle which started just after the big 6 planet retrograde of mid-year. 2018 is the year of the retrograde, that’s for sure!)
This time around, Mercury will be going backwards in the sign of Sagittarius. This is of course also the sign that Jupiter is moving into (see above). That puts quite a lot of attention on wherever Sagittarius is in your chart.
You can expect to be doing some rethinking and reconsidering re cash, property and/or your possessions during this cycle. Your self-esteem and what you really value is also up for a rethink. It may be time to reconsider what’s important to you in life. It sounds like a big question and, yes, it is. But you only get the occasional chance to really revise such major issues. So what really matters to you? Is your current lifestyle supporting what you believe to be important in the great scheme of things? If you’ve been feeling negative about yourself lately, this cycle asks you to think again about your opinion of yourself! What good does it do you to be small? This cycle is also about cash, property and possessions. On the one hand, you do need to be extra careful in all financial transactions as there is extra room for confusion. On the other, most positively, it’s a very good time to rethink your finances and some of you will even see money you’ve been waiting for finally making its way into your bank account. If you’re trying to make a big decision re buying or selling properly, gather the facts first. The key with Mercury retrograde is always to let the cycle unfold without making any major decisions, if you can. Mercury retrograde usually leads to more information being sent your way, so it’s best to wait and see what transpires before you act.
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It’s a massive month for you, with the New Moon in your sign and Jupiter leaving Scorpio. Expect chances to start all over again howsoever you would like to. You have luck on your side and the past year has hopefully taught you to think big. As well, expect good things to happen financially from here on – but don’t blow your budget!
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