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This is another amazing month for you, Gemini, affecting your day-to-day situation and your future plans. Mercury, your ruler, has finally moved on from its long sojourn in your self-expression sector, where Mercury retrograded in September and the first half of October. You might, as a result, have a better handle on your own creativity, the things that give you joy, or perhaps your children. Now, this month, you are centered more on the practical applications of your creative output, and the ways that you can serve the surrounding society. What you might consider an updated version of life purpose will be uppermost in your mind. As the month gets underway, the November 8th total lunar eclipse and Full Moon is a rather intense lunation that draws you to the inside of your psyche for a more integrated approach to what you are up to. Allowing inner guidance to operate, signaled by intuition, is vitally important at this juncture and will take you far. There could be issues of rigidity that you are combatting. Balance between alternatives is required as you gain a clearer understanding of your life direction.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The partial solar eclipse in Scorpio that took place during the last week of October set the stage for the first three weeks of the current month, emphasizing the health and organizational sector of your chart. You may experience a fresh start regarding your day-to-day experiences and settings during the final days of the previous month, and lasting to the end of the year, and beyond. There could be inspiration and a sense of life purpose to be found as you more fully explore what you can come to recognize as a new sense of yourself and your priorities. You are in process.
With warrior planet Mars stationing retrograde in your sign on October 30th, this is another astrological event that you are feeling as the month of November begins. Your energy level and your sense of vitality might be in a state of flux, alternating between high and low, perhaps dramatically. You may need to find ways to release nervous tension and anxiety and it can also be a good time to diminish caffeine intake and other stimulants. If you have been working overtime, you may feel a need to take time off or slow down. However, this may be easier said than done as Mars moving retrograde in Gemini could bring a forceful and scattered energy that might feel hard to manage. There is an optimistic energy as well from the solar eclipse in Scorpio influencing the month of November and this can bring awareness to your routine and as well your goals. It could be that the ways in which you sabotage your peace of mind might recede or it may be your opportunity to get rid of a bad habit.
The lunar eclipse and Full Moon in Taurus on November 8th represents a climactic juncture, taking place in the part of your chart that relates to your unconscious and the things that are usually hidden. The Full Moon also closely joins Trickster Uranus, ruling deep-seated intuition, and that might be more able to tell you true than all the hard and fast logic embedded in your gray matter. There could be an unpredictable and restless influence to this lunation. In another way of looking, this eclipse energy may point to stressors that are hard to locate and you can feel a need to retreat to your inner sanctum to recharge your batteries. Mercury in Scorpio forms a conjunction with the Sun as well in the eclipse Full Moon configuration, which could bring up important insights, especially in relation to your well-being and for understanding what you need at this time. Listen to your body and if possible, try not to mindlessly push through your work, but instead seek the deeper meaning. If you are finding it hard to make space for yourself or for taking some time off, you might practice a few minutes of mindful breathing to help find necessary grounding.
Your workload, your career, and your obligations may be highlighted during the third week of November as all the planets in Scorpio connect with both Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces. Opportunities to do more may be knocking at your door, but with Mars retrograde in Gemini forming a square to Neptune in Pisces leading up to November 23rd, you might have to ask yourself if an alluring offer is worth the effort. The current astrology should bring much-needed traction and autonomy, especially for the things that you actually want to be doing. However, it may require that you advance carefully at this time and be deliberate with where you put your attention.
If things didn't feel dynamic enough in the first half of November, Mercury, Venus, and the Sun all move into your opposite sign of Sagittarius by November 22nd and will start to emphasize the delicate balance between your personal needs and the requirements of other people in your life for the next several weeks.
The New Moon in Sagittarius takes place on November 23rd just as Jupiter stations direct in Pisces, auguring a fresh cycle of growth for your relationships. More extensively, you may be presented with opportunities to collaborate or expand your reach out there in the world thanks to the lucky planet Jupiter transiting your career sector. The later part of November could be busy albeit productive but you might have to stay selective about the projects you launch yourself in at the risk of spreading yourself too thin.
Overall, this could be an exciting time with advancement in your professional life, especially if you can stay focused on your goals. Mars retrograde in Gemini trines Saturn in Aquarius, beginning on the 24th and running into December, and this could bring seamless integration for what you have been learning these past two years.
On the 28th and 29th, an opposition takes place between Mercury, your ruler, and Mars in your sign, with Mercury also sextile Saturn. This could bring fierce debates, competition with others, or an enhanced thought process concerning life direction. You might want be mindful and to think twice before opening your mouth and saying something you might regret later. You are also philosophical at this end of the month timing and looking to your future.
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