Posted on October 31, 2023 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is a month, Aquarius, of continuing your process from mid-October of getting your worldview more completely aligned with your inner values. The astrology of these two monthly cycles favors intuition over logic, a factor which might be helpful to you as you stretch your learning curve to accommodate broader ideas that are yet more specific to your own store of inner wisdom. This fall represents an entirely transformational period for you, leading to the new 2024 year and the re-entrance of Pluto into your sign, pretty much to stay for the following two decades. As you feel into this transition, your principles and private values are allowed to come more to the fore as guideposts revealing what you uniquely bring to the world. The first weekend of November brings key partnerships into this picture of your evolving worldview, while the Scorpio New Moon of the 13th brings greater attention to your work in the outer world. This is a significant last half of the month for you, outlining the ways in which what you do as your vocation serves, at its best, as a reflection of where your own inner understanding is taking you.
The following was written by our guest columnist Alea Balzer. You can write her at firstname.lastname@example.org
November arrives midway through the Libra lunation cycle initiated by the mid-October New Moon eclipse in that sign corresponding to your sphere of expanded spiritual, philosophical, and intellectual horizons, which continues to develop throughout the first two weeks of the current month. This powerful lunation highlighted themes of higher mind in association with our sector of communication and learning, with an emphasis also on your home and family as subject to exciting ad ever newer possibilities that have been percolating for quite some time over these past few months.
The Taurus Full Moon from the weekend before the November month began illuminated the influence of topics within this lunar cycle related to home, family, and belonging. The energetic undertow of the Taurus lunar eclipse could represent closing a chapter in your home and family sphere dating back to late 2021, the former eclipse sequence across the Taurus-Scorpio axis. Because both these recent lunations were eclipses, they also relate to larger life cycles that may take six months to evolve.
Pressure across your Taurus-Scorpio axis continues in the early days of the month due to an opposition from the Sun in Scorpio to Jupiter in Taurus, emphasizing the connection between your career and public image and home and family concerns including those referencing your psychological roots. Your focus there is extended on the 3rd and the 4th by Mercury's opposition to Uranus in Taurus, which may have you reconsidering how you share your voice in the world. You may wish you could ditch a curated approach in favor of expressing your unique perspective. It also points to an expansion around notions of family and kinship, where you might extend networks of belonging and inclusion outward through what you publicly contribute. While these transits can elevate instability and arrive with unexpected news or change, they also suggest emerging progress and future-oriented inspiration.
From the beginning of the month to the 4th, a concurrent opposition from Venus in Virgo to Neptune in Pisces adds to this story. With Venus in your sphere of personal transformation, shared assets, and intimacy, this encounter with Neptune in your sector of personal resources and skills implies material investment and energetic support from others can help you manifest a dream related to your talents, business, or finances.
On the 4th, also, Saturn's station direct – when he is standing stock still in the sky – could see a more prominent influence for the limitations and contractions of the archetypal senex, located in your sector of resources and finances, perhaps indicating a more arduous period of work or delays. There will also be an increased focus there from this point on, even after Saturn starts speeding up toward the end of the month.
On the 8th, Venus departs Virgo to enter Libra, suggesting that inner metamorphosis and healing that was active as the month began can contribute to your understanding of the world around you, and also to your own belief system. You can expect release through shifts in intellectual or spiritual expansion, or, perhaps, overseas travel. Since Venus rules both Libra and Taurus, her ingress may help you to hold ambivalence or conflicting truths as you explore more complicated parts of your psyche or navigate transitional periods in your life.
Mercury's entrance into Sagittarius on the 9th announces an emerging focus for you in realms of community, friendship, and long-term goals, which may arrive with a sense of enthusiastic enjoyment and camaraderie within your social networks. A square to Saturn in Pisces on the 9th and 10th additionally brings in topics of your finances, skills, and self-esteem. Conversations with collaborators and allies may take on a weighty tone. This also could relate to deeper consideration about what you want to communicate with a larger audience as you recognize your gifts to uplift and inspire others.
The Scorpio New Moon arrives on the 13th, and activates new beginnings or innovative renewal in your professional sphere. Due to the presence of Mars conjunct the luminaries, this lunation may be confronting and there is also formed a triple opposition to Uranus in Taurus. This New Moon could point to a tension between your professional ambitions and your family or living situation or an eruption of conflict with authority figures. While change can be slow in the fixed earth sign of Taurus, the presence of Uranus there, plus last month’s Taurus lunar eclipse, points to an ongoing rejuvenation process supported by this lunation cycle. Authentically sharing your gifts with the world may lead to the alteration of repeating patterns within your family lineage.
From the 21st to the 22nd, an opposition from Venus in Libra to Chiron in Aries may activate inner wounding around mental health, learning, and self-advocacy that stem from early foundational experiences. Perhaps your philosophical or existential explorations or a relationship with a teacher or mentor now support integration. While painful to confront, by sharing your experiences and perspective, you may support healing in others.
The Sun enters Sagittarius on the 22nd, closely followed by Mars on the 24th. Both planets encounter a square with Saturn in Pisces as they cross this threshold. This could slow things down still further. Your time and energy are valuable resources; and this set of transits also relates to restructuring your community participation toward what feels energizing and purposeful. While you likely have allies to help you get where you want to go, this could also bring up concepts of scarcity, be it material anxieties or fears of others appropriating your ideas.
The Full Moon in Gemini on the 27th takes place in your sphere of self-expression, pleasure, and children, illuminating the influence of these topics on your career ambitions or public roles. Squares from Mercury and Mars in Sagittarius to Neptune and Saturn in Pisces, respectively, bring in matters related to your collaborative creative projects and communicative talents. You may want to consider offsetting vagueness by taking a pragmatic approach to your money, values, and resources, including skills you share. This time could also indicate deceit or lack of clarity among colleagues, groups, or friendships. These transits arrive with an expanded perspective on new structures of mutual aid or cooperative methods to achieve goals for the future. The ongoing friction between your social sector, represented by the Sagittarius planets, and your values and resources, where Saturn is located, may amplify situations of stagnation, or else offer the enlivening potential of renegotiating or walking away from something with history. It also speaks to the wisdom inherent to fixed signs like yours – the power of committing to what inspires you even though it may take a formidable amount of effort for it to materialize.