Cosmic Weather Horoscope:
November 2017 by Jane Lyle.
Welcome to November 2017. It’s eventful, passionate, and alive with fire and water themes. Imagination, intuition, and emotion flavour our lives this month.
Thought for November:
‘Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn’.
Elizabeth Bury Lawrence (1644-1720)
Image: ‘Lady Macbeth’ by Odilon Redon (1840-1916), PD
Saturday 4th November
Under the Moon of Love:
Full Moon rises in Taurus, the Bull, at 11 degrees
A sweet, salted caramel of a full Moon rises in Taurus. What will its siren song reveal?
This full Moon links with Neptune, as do the full Moons of December, January, and March (there isn’t a full Moon in February). So there’s a watery, dreamy, and creative series of full Moons ahead – but a time of leaks and scandals too.
There’s more in the Moon Diary.
Image: “Radiating Affection” from ‘Thought Forms’ (1901) by Annie Besant and Charles Leadbetter via Public Domain Review
Tuesday 7th November:
Today we are exactly in between the September Equinox and December’s Winter Solstice. It’s a moment of balance, a hinge in the year. And lovely Venus plunges into watery Scorpio today too. Altogether, a moment for reflection…
Saturday 11th November:
There’s A Lot Going On!
Without doubt, it’s a busy time in the cosmos. Here are three significant astrological signposts this weekend:
1) Saturn in Sagittarius trines Uranus in Aries for the final time
This refreshing and constructive link between sensible, mature Saturn and lively, inventive Uranus has been a key pattern during 2017. Its first exact appearance was on Christmas Day, 2016.
Saturn and Uranus are dancing around all month long, making this a potentially positive phase for new ideas, product launches, coming up with fresh, imaginative ways to look at old problems, or bring cutting edge ideas into practical reality.
Saturn and Uranus meet at 25 degrees, slowly moving apart until November’s end. If you have planets or points between 24 – 28 degrees in your own horoscope, you’re likely to be in a good place to blend old and new, or traditional and modern in some way that benefits you and others.
2) November’s Moon Wobble
Today, 11th November, we have a Moon Wobble, which is - technically – when the Sun aligns in one way or another with the Moon’s Nodes. This time, the Sun is in Scorpio, squaring off with the Nodes in Leo and Aquarius.
Moon Wobbles signal upheavals, dramas, and turbulence – emotions can feel stronger, and logical thinking weaker in the days before, and for several days afterwards. So the wobbly window to watch is from around 8th November – 15th November.
It’s not really the right time for taking important decisions that will have a lasting impact on our lives. Our thinking may be out of synch with what’s favourable in the long run. Resolving to stay calm and open-minded is a helpful way to negotiate this bumpy phase. This could require some effort.
And, just as during eclipse seasons, a Moon Wobble also signifies stormy weather, wild weather events, and often highlights the awesome, dramatic powers of nature.
The Moon’s Mean Nodes are currently at 20 degrees of Leo and Aquarius.
3) Big Love – Venus conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio
It’s always a special moment when the goddess of love dances with the king of the skies. Here is Venus in Scorpio, meeting with Jupiter for a glimpse of graceful hope and joy in all our romantic and social relationships. And perhaps a little smouldering passion in the shadows too.
Yet, with planets in Scorpio there could be a sting in the tail, jealousy can expand as easily as affection – but not if we’re trying our best to be aware of what’s going on.
This can be a delightful time of serendipity, so do watch for little opportunities or chance encounters – what develops from these could be very favourable to you, or even offer ways to increase your income. Scorpio is a financial sign, and Venus rules money - sometimes Venus in Scorpio likes to say ‘ker-ching’.
Financial affairs linked to foreign investments, overseas projects, or foreign business partners should thrive at this time.
Venus and Jupiter can also be giddily extravagant and hedonistic, so possibly this isn’t the ideal time to go shopping. Why not enjoy some sumptuous art, a pleasurable experience, or a stunning landscape instead?
Venus and Jupiter align between 5 – 7 degrees of Scorpio. If you have planets, points, or angles at those degrees in Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn or Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces in your own personal horoscope you may sense this seductive energy more than most. If you have planets in Leo or Aquarius, this could be a pivotal moment for you.
Venus and Jupiter align in Scorpio between 11th and 13th November.
Image: Vintage ‘Tango’ illustration, ‘Femina Magazine’, by Daniel De Losques (1880-1915)
Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th November:
A Wild Weekend and a New Moon in Scorpio
Our astrology for this wild weekend weaves quite a complex tale, probably one worthy of Scheherazade – that spellbinding storyteller – herself.
It’s more than likely that innumerable horoscopes for individuals, organisations, and locations will be activated now. Why? Well, current planet patterns involve each group of Sun signs – Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. They also energise planets passing through each astrological element – Fire (Mercury, Uranus), Earth (Pluto), Air (Mars), and Water (New Moon, Venus and Neptune).
What’s more, the astrological action takes place between 11 and 26 degrees It’s certainly an eventful time, and a time for talking. Communication can ease some of the inevitable punchy tension flagged up by shadowy Mars square Pluto, or at least offer us a way to siphon off some of the more negative manifestations such as ruthlessness, violence, and underhand power plays.
Mercury in Sagittarius is honest, humorous, and philosophical at best, hasty and careless at worst. Its link with dynamic Mars is workmanlike, so although we may not enjoy our discussions, they can eventually help ease difficult situations, disputes, or disrupted journeys.
Meanwhile, in a velvety, mirrored salon, Venus and Neptune conjure up soulful music and magical illusions for some of us – an alluring place to hide from the chaos perhaps? Love is the drug, beautiful dreamers.
Saturday’s new Moon pops a lunar cherry on this cosmic layer cake. It heralds new beginnings with strong echoes of the past, and illuminates the many adjustments and compromises that need to be made during the month ahead.
The Leonid Meteors are streaking across the night sky this weekend, peaking on 16th-17th November. After midnight, you can wish upon a falling star if you like. I wish you clear skies.
The astrology is:
Mars in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn, 16th – 19th November, 16-17 degrees
Venus in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces, 16th November, 11 degrees
Sun in Scorpio quincunx Uranus in Aries, 25 degrees, 17th November
Mercury in Sagittarius sextile Mars in Libra, 17th November, 16 degrees
New Moon rises at 26 degrees Scorpio, 18th November. There’ll be more about this new Moon in the Moon Diary.
Image: ‘Scheherazade and the Sultan’ by Ferdinand Keller (1880) via Wikimedia Commons, PD
Wednesday 22nd November:
Something Magic This Way Comes…
Neptune turns direct today in fishy Pisces, and something shifts in our dreams. We’re drawing closer and closer to a time filled with deeply magical potential.
Jupiter and Neptune both rule the mysterious sign of Pisces, a slippery sign that somehow moves between sacrifice and bliss, charity and extravagance, victim-hood and philanthropy.
Neptune and Jupiter both rule religious experiences and beliefs. We can always widen this out to include faith in a philosophy of life (Jupiter) and an attraction to hidden worlds, dreams and visions (Neptune).
Jupiter in Scorpio is now flowing beautifully with Neptune in a trine aspect. Together they release all sorts of smoky, translucent, ethereal things into the atmosphere, and work with delicacy and beauty on a creative, musical, and spiritual level. Yet when channelled into materialism, this pair are prone to symbolise fat, oily bubbles of delusional financial greed, bubbles that will inevitably burst. Here comes the snake oil salesman and the guru with feet of clay.
There’ll be more to say about Jupiter and Neptune’s partnership, for it’s one of astrology’s themes for 2018. If it touches your own natal horoscope, it’s something bewitching to work with this November, and during the year ahead.
This magical partnership is around until September 2018.
It will be exact on 3rd December at 11 degrees
25th May 2018 at 16 degrees
19th August at 15 degrees.
So, as you can probably tell, the season of the witch has escaped from its flimsy, contemporary Halloween container. To celebrate, here’s a delightfully quirky vintage ghost-hunting TV documentary. It stars the inimitable Dame Margaret Rutherford, her husband, and a famous society clairvoyant. It’s called ‘The Stately Ghosts of England’ (1965):
Image: ‘The Three Witches from Shakespeare’s Macbeth’ by Daniel Gardner (1775) National Portrait Gallery, London, via Wikimedia Commons. PD