Read my latest blog post on the election Is Uranus Trumping Pluto?
A very good article by Greg Bogart on Psychological Astrology here
This year Thanksgiving weekend could be the Thanksgiving from Hell. We have Jupiter Square Pluto, Venus Conjunct Pluto, Venus Square Jupiter and Venus Square Uranus. Let me give you a little scenario as to what this may look like.
Venus, - the hostess has prepared a beautiful dinner with her lovely tableware. I think this is you.
Jupiter – Your overweight brother-in-law eats too much and drinks too much before he passes out on the couch.
Pluto – His paranoid wife is glowering at you behind the bowl of mashed potatoes.
Venus – As the hostess you are trying to bring some harmony to this motley crew
Uranus – Just when some semblance of sanity arrives. Here comes your crazy uncle who has been sitting outside your house in his van with a camera waiting for a big foot to walk by. .
Now, you may think this is funny, but if you have personal planets at 13 to 23 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn –this could very well be your experience.
Also, this month, 3 personal planets are changing signs starting on the 9th. Things will feel different between early Nov and mid Nov. The background noise will change. We will have different energies to deal with. Mars enters Aquarius, Venus enters Capricorn and Mercury enters Sagittarius.
Dates to Watch:
Nov 1- Sun Trine Neptune. You are feeling very idealistic. You really believe what your chosen presidential candidate is saying today. Don’t worry, you’ll wake up soon.
Nov 5 – Venus Trine Uranus. This is a good aspect for a party. Go to a beautiful place and hang out with your friends.
Nov 9 – Mars enters Aquarius until Dec 19. If you have Aquarius rising, be ready to start a 2 year push for what you want. Mars is a warrior; the house in your chart that contains Aquarius will see a lot of activity in the areas ruled by that house. See meaning of houses here.
Nov 11 – Venus enters Capricorn until Dec 7. During this time you may decide to class up your act --Some lovely pearls, Persian rugs for your apartment, and some antiques. Your love life could cool off. Or you may start to think that the octogenarian down the street is looking pretty sexy.
Nov 12 – Mercury enters Sagittarius until Dec 2. Mercury is happy in Sagittarius. Sagittarius likes to tell it as it is and Mercury is a real chatterbox. So you may have to watch what you say during this time.
Nov 14 – Full Moon at 22 Taurus. The Moon in Taurus is in its exaltation. A powerful Full Moon. Look for the house in your natal chart that contains Taurus and Scorpio. These two houses will be lit up by this Full Moon.
Nov 18 – Mercury Square Neptune at 9 Sagittarius/Pisces. You can be very confused today. Your speech comes out all muddled. Keep quiet.
Nov 19 – Neptune turns Direct at 9 Pisces. Planets are very powerful when they are stationing to turn direct or retrograde. This Station is directly on the Solar Eclipse degree we had on Sep 1. Read about the Sept 1 eclipse here. If you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) at 9 degrees of Virgo or Pisces, this station of Neptune could trigger that eclipse. For all of us, this could be an inspiring day or a confusing one.
Nov 21 – Sun in Sagittarius until Dec 21. You may feel restless and an urge to travel. Sagittarius is an extroverted, friendly sign. You could make new friends during this period.
Nov 23 – Mercury conjunct Saturn at 16 Sagittarius. Sagittarius doesn’t like detailed work but today, you gotta do it. Work on those spreadsheets and data bases, ugh.
Nov 24 - THANKSGIVING
Jupiter Square Pluto at 15 Libra/Capricorn. This is the first aspect between these two planets. They will aspect each other two more times.-- March 30, 2017 and Aug 4, 2017. Jupiter expands everything it touches; Pluto rules the underworld of terrorism, hidden information -- Wikileaks? The square equals stress. But both of these planets can create wealth. You may be struggling to attain abundance in your life.
Nov 25 – Venus Conjunct Pluto at 15 Capricorn. We need to consider this aspect along with Jupiter. Venus is conjunct Pluto and square Jupiter. The three planets together can bring heightened creativity and success in artistic pursuits.
Nov 26 – Mercury Trine Uranus. Today you could have a delightful conversation with your friends.
Nov 29 – New Moon at 7 Sagittarius. This is the start of a new month. The month will bring friends, and travel. This month you will need a lot of room and freedom to explore. A good month to be outdoors.
Venus Square Uranus at 20 Capricorn/Aries. Your family is starting to irritate you. You try keeping calm and meditating but you seem to be in a dysfunctional family sitcom.
Nov 30 – Sun Square Neptune at 9 Sagittarius/Pisces. This is an aspect of love, romance and idealistic friendship.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is in Libra until Oct 2017. This month he moves from 11 to 16 degrees of Libra 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 11 to 16 degrees of Libra. In Libra, he would bring good news and harmony in relationships.
SATURN is in Sagittarius until Dec 2017. This month he will travel from 14 to 17 degrees of Sagittarius. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 14 to 17 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 retrograde and will move from 21 to 01 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. This month he is retrograde until the 19th of Nov when he turns direct. He will stay at 9 degrees all month. 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 9 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 stays at 15 degrees of Capricorn. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with Sun, ascendant or personal planets at 15 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer.
Have a good month.