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This is another in the series of wild months for you, Cancer, especially since both Mars and Mercury are in retrograde motion as October begins. The most important events are taking place on the inside, and remain cloudy, to a large extent unseen, until suddenly taking unexpected shape. In terms of your relationship dynamic, a part of your process is crucially changing in these first two weeks, and for the better. This might not be true immediately; but ultimately, for the better. You are also during this month’s first half riding the wave of the very potent Halloween Full Moon, which brought the trickster energy of Uranus into your consciousness, regarding your friendships and your plans. New ideas abound, especially over this two-week period, and color your imaginative prospective future. Shakespeare wrote that “there is a tide in the affairs of (wo)men.” Those notions for future path that you more fully choose must be nurtured along into the light of concrete realization, or else you will miss that tide.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
You may have recently been undergoing an extended crisis of faith in connection with your overall direction and life purpose. What you are passionate about has been pulling at your heartstring during the recent Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio which ties into the longer transit of Mars retrograde in Aries in the vocational part of your chart. What you love and what you are passionate about is directly linked to your ambitions. Everyone has had to adjust to the world rapidly changing. These changes have thrown a wrench in some of your long term projects which in turn has sent you in search of your next big move. You may have been questioning where you want to be and where you want to direct your attention.
The recent New Moon in Libra from mid-October brought a profound reset around your domestic life. Clarity is slowly emerging but things are shifting. Mercury stations direct in Libra on November 3rd, echoing themes that were already on your mind during the last few weeks of September. You may have to compromise or bide your time and stay put. Mercury in Libra squares Saturn in Capricorn from the beginning of November, through Mercury’s station, right on through to the 7th and this aspect also calls for a serious compromise. You might also look for clarification regarding something you have been riddling over in the last few weeks related to your home or where you want to be. You could start to be able to make the more mature assessment required in order to move forward. There could also be a sacrifice required for you to get what you want. Mercury in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn may also be about the compromise needed for a relationship to work.
Your domestic life and your career path are pulling at you in different directions around November 8th to 9th when Venus in Libra opposes Mars retrograde in Aries. Your desire to push ahead in your chosen field collides with your core values, and therefore you may be confronted with a difficult choice. This could also represent exactly the creative tension you need for a breakthrough. It really depends on your ability to juggle the polarizing elements in your life and zoom in on your core motivations. Before making a final decision ask yourself why you are doing it; is it out of joy or out of obligation?
Mars stations direct in Aries on November 13th, just in time for the New Moon in Scorpio occurring late on the night of 14th, or early morning the 15th. Mars retrograde in Aries for the last two months had put a serious hold on your forward momentum. A necessary hiatus perhaps but progress has felt slow. This Scorpio New Moon occurs in your creative house - the part of your chart associated with what brings you joy. Mars currently transiting in your vocational sector and stationing direct with the New Moon offers refreshing perspectives. You may find renewed passion for a career trajectory as new ideas start emerging. Inspiration will start coming back to you and this should help you hone in on what your heart desires.
Your relationships are highlighted mid-month as Venus in Libra squares Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. The people in your life are teaching you new ways to relate and you are being transformed through this process. After a lot of hard work, lessons in maturity, and boundary setting, what you need from others is changing. You are also in a better place to know what you want, and particularly what you don’t want. Delineating your boundaries with someone may be necessary this month but it feels natural.
On November 17th, Mercury in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus shining light on a wild idea that emerged at the beginning of October, and that may finally start to take shape. This could relate to a community or a particular group of people. Your desire to belong and contribute is highlighted and pulling you towards the collectivity.
Venus enters Scorpio on the 21st, followed by the Sun entering Sagittarius. Your attention will gradually shift towards your vitality with the Sun transiting in Sagittarius for the next month while Venus in Scorpio highlights romance, creativity, and your children. The emphasis is on doing what you love which in turn can energize you. The Sun in Sagittarius is your cue to find some spontaneity and adventure in your day to day life. You need fun, excitement, and something to look forward to in order to feel energized, and it might be easier to tap into your adventurous spirit in the next month.
The end of November signals the beginning of eclipse season with a penumbral Lunar Eclipse taking place in the early morning hours of November 30th in the sign of Gemini. This Full Moon in Gemini confronts you to acknowledge some hidden aspect of your psyche. Particularly, the way you use your intellect in this indirect manner, the way you communicate deep emotion, the way you absorb intuitional information, and more extensively what you know without knowing that you know it. It may be time to step up to the challenge of an inner exploration effort that is required in your life. The eclipses on the Gemini/Sagittarius axis will continue to bring up these themes for you over the following year.
With the massive changes that are happening now, I highly recommend that folks get a transit report tailored specifically to their chart for the most accurate description of what's in store for you in the months ahead.
Find out with this report that gives detailed descriptions of your transits for a three, six or twelve month period. This report was written by astrologer Henry Seltzer.
All transits are fully interpreted with insightful clues on how to navigate the challenges ahead and gives the date range for when each transit is in effect. Includes transits to planets Mars through Pluto. Also includes interpretations for Chiron - a unique feature of this report!Learn More