Richard Tarnas, author of Cosmos and Psyche and The Passion of the Western Mind is giving a lecture and workshop at the Jung Society of Washington, DC on Nov 6 and 7. He is an excellent presenter, definitely worth hearing. The lecture will be on James Hillman and the workshop will be about how the arts represent an especially vivid expression of the archetypal principles that inform and inspire the human psyche. You can sign up here.
This month we have a major aspect: Saturn square Neptune. When you see the energy of Saturn which is all about keeping it together, boundaries, limits, conforming to the status quote in a tense square to Neptune which is all about diffusion, no boundaries, structures falling apart, you are in for an interesting month. The energy of this transit will start at the beginning of this month and last until the middle December. Those with personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars) and the ascendant at 3 to go 12 degrees of Sagittarius or Pisces will be affected the most. This aspect will repeat on 6/17/16 and again on 9/10/16.
If you were born between Nov 26 and Dec 1, expect a lot of activity this month starting on Nov 18 until the end of the month. The lesson is to cut through illusions and to ground your dreams.
Dates to Watch:
Nov 2 – Mercury enters Scorpio until Nov 20. Your speech could become nasty and sarcastic. You try to dig out secrets about other people. Don’t scare people with your strong opinions. Watch out if you have any personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) or the ascendant in Scorpio or Taurus.
Venus Conjunct Mars at 23 Virgo. This is the last conjunction between these two personal planets that rule relationships and sex. The first two were in February and August of this year. You may experience a resolution to relationship problems that you have been experiencing this year, especially if you have personal planets at 22 to 24 of Virgo or Pisces.
Nov 6 – Mercury trine Neptune at 7 Scorpio/Pisces. This is a good day for important correspondence and interviews. Good news could come to you from afar.
Nov 8 – Venus enters Libra until Dec 4. During this transit we will dream of being idle, eating chocolate and Netflix binging. We may get desperate and go looking for someone to support us so that we can live this idealized life. But watch out someone out there may be looking for you for the same reason. What is this transit good for? For the arts. Try photography or get those oil paints and canvas out of the attic. It will be hard to get motivated because Libra can be Oh So Lazy!
Nov 11 – New Moon at 10 Scorpio conjunct Mercury. This new moon could bring in a new field of study, a new interest or hobby especially if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 8 to 12 Scorpio or Taurus. A Scorpio New Moon sets up a month of feeling passionate and sexy. Make an intention of something you want to bring into your life around emotional issues, a new relationship or getting rid of a relationship. The result could manifest on the Full Moon of Nov 25.
Nov 12 – Mars enters Libra until January 4, 2016. Eros is playing footsies again with Aphrodite. This has been going on since Sep but now they are together in the sign of love. Mars is the god of war and here he is in the sign of peace. So he stops being so aggressive, instead he becomes passive aggressive. We may find our energy depleted on this one. We just don’t have it in us to be angry anymore.
Nov 17 – Sun Conjunct Mercury at 24 Scorpio. A good day to do research, dig up the facts you need for the detective mystery you are writing or more importantly to figure out who you are and where you are going?
Nov 18 – Neptune turns direct at 7 degrees of Pisces. Neptune is stopping in the sky and slowly turning direct. Dreams we have had during the Neptune retrograde phase (June 12 until today) can slowly rise to the surface where we can make them a reality. Anyone with personal planets or the ascendant at 5 to 9 degrees of Virgo may have a confusing day.
Nov 20- Mercury enters Sagittarius until Dec 9. All of the secrets being kept while Mercury was in Scorpio (Nov 3 until now) will come out in a most abrasive, obnoxious fashion. What will we find out that has been hidden from us? What slip of the tongue will get you in hot water?
Venus Square Pluto at 23 Libra/Capricorn. All at once the love of your life doesn’t look so appealing today. But maybe you don’t look so great yourself.
Nov 23 – Venus opposite Uranus at 17 Libra/Aries. Uranus likes to take off, smash things and say something totally inappropriate. He can be quite entertaining that way. Venus wants to feel loved and secure. Let Uranus do his thing, he will come back home tomorrow.
Nov 23 – Mercury conjunct Saturn at 6 Sagittarius. Today pay attention to the details. This is not a good time to wing it at work.
Nov 25 _ Full Moon at 3 degrees Gemini/Sagittarius Conjunct Mercury and Saturn and square Neptune. A very complex Full Moon. Mercury can bring in some useful information (Saturn), but also a chance for some deception (Neptune). It could bring a mental, emotional or physical crises. Look to the house in your natal chart that contains Gemini and Sagittarius. These two houses will be lit up during this full moon and 2 weeks afterward. You will become more aware of the areas of your life in those houses.
Mercury square Neptune at 7 Sagittarius and Pisces. This is a spacy day. It’s better not to make long range plans today and don’t invest in anything!
Nov 26 – THANKSGIVING! My favorite holiday. All you have to do is eat.
Saturn Square Neptune at 7 Sagittarius/Pisces. Saturn represents hard, cold reality but when it squares Neptune, we could become aware of other realities such as elves, gremlins and, my favorite, The Jersey Devil. Also on this aspect we could lose faith in institutions, people or ideas we have believed in previously. Saturn brings critical thinking skills to all of our fantasies and ideals.
Nov 29 – Sun Square Neptune and Conjunct Saturn at 7 Sagittarius/Pisces. This is a very complex aspect. Neptune warns against inflated optimism and deception. Saturn is trying to help you see through the fog of your self-delusions. It could be another day of crises similar to the Full Moon on Nov 25.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is now in Virgo and will move from 16 to 20 degrees this month. Jupiter is about growth and expansion especially in travel and education and also in the area of your life ruled by the house in your natal chart that holds 16 to 20 degrees of Virgo.
SATURN is in Sagittarius until Dec 2017. This month he will travel from 4 to 7 degrees of Sagittarius. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 4 to 7 degrees of Sagittarius or Gemini, you may be in store for some hard lessons around the issues ruled by the planet and the house the planet is in or rules. While Saturn is in Sagittarius, he is asking about your belief system, your hopes for the future and your travel plans
URANUS is in Aries until 2018. This month Uranus is moving retrograde and will move from 17 to 16 degrees of Aries. We feel a need for freedom and we want to make some radical changes in our life. I believe in “cooperating with the inevitable”. If you have Uranus in a challenging aspect to your ascendant or personal planets, go on a long vacation, move, or make some major changes in your life.
NEPTUNE (creativity, sensitivity, escapism, dreams) is in Pisces until 2026. He is moving retrograde the first half of the month and will turn direct on Nov 18 and will stay at 7 degrees of Pisces. A lack of focus, a sense of drifting or an inability to see a betrayal or disappointment until it's too late can be experienced by those of you with the Sun or Personal Planets at 7 degrees of Pisces or Virgo. For the enlightened out there, Neptune can also bring artistic, musical, creative expression, increased dreams and spiritual insights. Watch for some really inspired films to come out during the time Neptune is in Pisces.
PLUTO is in Capricorn until 2023. This month Pluto is moving from 13 to 14 degrees of Capricorn. Everyone is feeling the urge to purge and to find his or her truth. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with Sun, ascendant or personal planets at 13 or 14 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer.
Have a good month,