Category: Astrological News Written by Robert Wilkinson Views: 2081
As the editor of the Arizona Society of Astrologers newsletter, I compose an overview of each month. Today we take a look at the primary factors for the month.
This year the month of November sees Mercury, Mars, and Neptune all going stationary direct, showing the pace will begin to pick up after the Mars retrograde in September and October! We’ve navigated nonstop squares and oppositions since early July which are now over except for an opposition of Venus to Mars in mid-November, and the three Venus squares to the stellium in Capricorn during the third week of November.
Mercury moving forward shows that the rehearsals, reversals, reconnections, and delays of October can now be used to know when to apply soft power and when to apply hard power, when to use heart power and when to use mind power, and when to be Yin and when to be Yang. In the days before and after it goes stationary direct, Mercury makes squares to Saturn, showing our need to mobilize and rise to some occasion, as well as use our imagination to reclaim an opportunity thought lost. Do not play to the general heaviness, and see the bigger picture.
As it races forward through its shadow zone until November 20, remember we’ve already seen these lessons twice before, so we should know what to do and how to do it in all Mercurial areas of life. Of note is that all the aspects Mercury made between late September and mid-October which it made again between mid-October and early November will be made a third time in November as Mercury again moves through late Libra and early Scorpio.
When planets are retrograde, we do a review. When they are direct, we move forward on the basis of what we've learned. Mars moving forward shows that after our time of slowing things down, (or even reversing direction or setting things on hold for a while), it’s time to resume our forward progress, though at first it will entail finding a new inspired view and choosing a dignified withdrawal from some old life areas which no longer need our attention.
We’ve now revisited the theme of what parts we’re singing in "The Cosmic Choir" during the Mars retrograde period, and are now prepared to play our role and help the group effort as things begin to speed up again. We’ve all learned to practice patience and endure delays while avoiding active or passive aggressive people and circumstances. There has been a marked decrease in the national violence related to the Summer squares, and everyone has learned to play it safe, guarding what they value and not taking needless chances. Now that Mars resumes its forward motion, it’s time to put our plans in play (even if slowly in the initial phase, of course!)
This month’s transits through Scorpio, first by the Sun and then by Mercury, indicates high specialization and productivity due to the numerous quintiles and sextiles made by those planets to the Capricorn trio. (Venus will track these in early December, bringing us concretely valuable experiences related to what the Sun and Mercury bring forth this month.) This favors gifts and specialized situations and circumstances for those with planets near 22-28 Capricorn, 4-10 Aries, 16-22 Gemini, 28 Leo-4 Virgo, and 10-16 Scorpio and maximum productivity for any planets we have in the last ten degrees of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.
Even though Venus races through its home sign of Libra this month, because Mars is no longer square any of the Capricorn planets, Venus will not replicate the Cardinal T-squares of September and October. It opposes Mars in the second week of November, but doesn’t square Pluto, Jupiter, and Saturn until the third week, so the opposition should bring us a fine tuned awareness, and be excellent for any planets we have in the middle degrees of Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. Just make sure you’re using the right means to attain your ends, and don’t get distracted by passing things. Eyes on the prize time!
Besides Mars going direct, the big news of November is the third Jupiter conjunct Pluto, which is exact on November 12, but extremely active all month! As it falls on the degree of “rewards for fulfilling our duty under exceptional conditions,” it should begin the growth of Plutonic seeds of power rewarding us for our courage, diligence, and willingness to take responsibility during the many storms and tag-team retrogrades in play this entire year.
Because Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are all less than 6 degrees apart, we continue to be in a time of a gigantic square across the last 10 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn! Those with one or more planets in those zones have been making some serious decisions all year, and wherever the Capricorn stellium has occupied our charts will be a focus for us for many years to come, given the numerous long wave cycles set into motion in our Capricorn sector in January and March 2020. This whole year has been one of building structures and accepting disciplines related to the quantum leap coming at the Jupiter conjunction with Saturn marking the Grand Mutation beginning 20 years of Aquarian energies coming to the fore!.
As with the last 2 months, we still have Saturn biseptile Uranus and septile Neptune with Uranus septile Neptune, generating three points of a 7-pointed “Star of Destiny." This will be activated each time the Moon moves through one of the seven “hot zones” of this evolutionary configuration. November also marks the reappearance of Uranus biseptile Pluto, triggering The Grand Irrationality V.2. with its very hard edge of revolutionary change!
All the septile-series aspects trigger crucial choices and changes at “forks in the road of destiny.” I have written extensively about “The Grand Irrationality” which has been active for many years at this site and why all of humanity is forging its future destiny at this time. If you have a planet or point near any of the seven zones, your life is sure to be affected. In November these zones are around 24-28 Capricorn, 16-20 Pisces, 7-11 Taurus, 29 Gemini-3 Cancer, 20-24 Leo, 11-15 Libra, and 3-7 Sagittarius.
If things seem irrational and don’t make much sense, there’s always a septile-series aspect in the mix. During this time, if things get crazy, just go slow and be clear about the choices you’re making. While a lot won’t “make sense,” it doesn’t have to; all we must do is be clear about what we’re doing and why, being balanced, moderate, and caring along the way.
Remember, transit to transit aspects should not be taken personally, as they are universal energy phase relationships that each of us responds to in our own way. Even if things are hard-edged and make no sense, and people are not listening to reason, we still have the power to respond in productive ways, as these are points of choice and change where we determine our future destiny.
This is the seventh month of the North Node in Gemini era, showing that our line of greatest evolutionary development is through seeing the many ways to learn and communicate a given thing, especially with an eye to revolutionary ideas coming forth which have been suppressed for a long time. Much will boil up and out to the surface this month, so beware of those who want to argue for argument’s sake.
We’re still "under the beams" of the Solar Eclipses we’ve been through in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 which are removing a lot of detritus from our lives wherever they fell in our chart. As all Eclipses are “cosmic recyclers” removing that which we no longer need in our lives, it seems this year we’ve been changing our allegiances based on what’s leaving, and aligning ourselves with a larger reality we care about.
While we made it through Summer’s and Autumn’s friction, as noted earlier we’re headed to a new time of intense friction in January 2021 as Mars conjuncts Uranus and both square Jupiter and Saturn around Inauguration Day. Because Saturn will square Uranus pretty much all year, we can expect some intense conflict to come. The solution to any fixed problem will be to generate positive Leo and Scorpio energy, so consider this month a practice in the latter energy so you can use it wisely in 2021! All of us will have to find focus, disregarding lesser and unimportant things through knowing what’s really pertinent in situations. While sometimes we’ll have to make hard choices, this will help us know our heart.
So this month the Sun and Mercury make a lot of very favorable aspects, while Venus tracks the difficult aspects these two planets made in September and October. This month has Venus quincunx Uranus on Nov 3, opposed Mars Nov 9, quincunx Neptune Nov 11, square Pluto Nov 15, square Jupiter Nov 16, square Saturn Nov 19, quincunx Chiron Nov 25, and opposed Uranus Nov 27.
Venus will help us finish finding the right perspective in our relationships, and we now move into the end game of a year of building structures which will serve us in our Aquarian expansions in 2021. Try to keep the ideal in view as you move through the constant pressure and general discontent, and remember that we're all more aware, capable, and stronger together than we are separately. Use the Sun in Scorpio to eliminate what you no longer need, attracting whatever will help your work move forward into the new era dawning. We have navigated some very rough waters these past 4 months, and now are moving toward the Light of a new day in November.
Since I also include this in the newsletter, I’ll offer it to you here:
PLANETARY MOTIONS IN NOVEMBER 2020
SUN – 10 Scorpio to 9 Sagittarius
MERCURY – 27 Libra back to 26 Libra, then forward to 28 Scorpio
VENUS – 5 Libra to 11 Scorpio
MARS – 17 Aries back to 16 Aries, then forward to 17 Aries
JUPITER – 22 to 26 Capricorn
SATURN - 27 to 29 Capricorn
URANUS – 9 Taurus back to 8 Taurus
NEPTUNE – 19 Pisces (all month)
PLUTO – 23 to 24 Capricorn
TRUE NORTH NODE – 21 Gemini back to 20 Gemini
SIGNIFICANT ASTROLOGICAL OCCURRENCES IN NOVEMBER 2020
FULL MOON – October 31; Sun 9 Scorpio, Moon 9 Taurus
MERCURY STATIONARY DIRECT – November 3 at 26 Libra
MERCURY ENTERS SCORPIO; November 10
MARS STATIONARY DIRECT – November 13 at 16 Aries
NEW MOON – November 14; Sun and Moon at 24 Scorpio
VENUS ENTERS SCORPIO; November 21
SUN ENTERS SAGITTARIUS – November 21
NEPTUNE STATIONARY DIRECT – November 28 at 19 Pisces
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
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Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca. with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
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