November starts with Scorpio Season when we are asked to plunge the depths of our deepest yearnings, core truth, buried emotions, and limiting fears. It's a time to slay your inner demons and then experience the grace that follows processes of transformation.
Two significant cycles change this month.
On November 6, the nodal axis shifts from Leo/Aquarius to Cancer/Capricorn. The North Node will be moving from expressive, dramatic Leo into emotional, maternal Cancer. The nodes change signs every 18 months, and the North Node symbolizes our point of focus, our North Star. The North Node in Cancer invites us to care for and protect those we love, to understand the difference between emotional safety and guardedness, and to balance ambition with emotional connections. The South Node will be in the sign of Capricorn, which is the sign related to the public life. At the opposite end of that axis is Cancer, which is all about the home and family. You could feel an inner tug-of-war between these two polarities, especially if you are a Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, or Aries.
Since this is happening on Election Day in the USA, we might expect to see new themes emerge in our political conversations as well. This auspicious change on such an important day could symbolize a shift in values for the collective whole. Also, this nodal shift marks the end of the USA's lunar node return, which is a time during which there can be a crisis point in determining a sense of purpose and core identity. Everyone experiences a Lunar Node individually about every 18 years. This country has been going through its Lunar Node return this year. If you are around 18, 36, 54, or 72 years old, you are close to your Lunar Node return.
Jupiter moves into Sagittarius on November 8, signaling an end of the 13-month journey through Scorpio. Jupiter can magnify and intensify themes represented by the sign it transits. Scorpio themes include death, sex, shared resources, anything hidden beneath the surface, debt, and more. Jupiter in Sagittarius will shine a spotlight on truth, philosophy, expansion, broadening our worldview, higher education, publishing, travel, and law. If you are a Sagittarius, this will be especially favorable for you. I will be writing a full article about this transit early next week.
The Scorpio new moon on November 7 could be quite intense. I recommend doing a ritual of some sort to honor the energy of this lunation cycle. Set intentions about what transformation you would like to experience in your life. For example, you may light a candle and speak aloud your intention to manifest opportunities for spiritual shifts that open your heart to experience greater fulfillment in your relationships and finances. Or you could gather with friends and do a group meditation to hold one each others' intentions.
November 16 is a tricky day for us all. Venus stations direct after its retrograde cycle (that began on October 5), and Mercury stations retrograde (until December 6). You could feel confused about relationships or encounter communication challenges. Retrograde cycles are excellent for helping us come full circle. They can also help clarify issues in life that may have been forgotten or swept under the rug. When a planet stations, it feels like it comes to a standstill. Therefore, pushing any decision through could be a futile effort. Give yourself plenty of time and space to make big decisions, and try to avoid signing new contracts at this time.
On November 22, the Gemini full moon takes place with the Sun in early degrees of Sagittarius. Early degrees are what we call "critical degrees" because they are the first degrees of the sign and full of fresh possibilities. There will be a lot of energy with this one, as a few days later on November 25 the Sun meets up with Jupiter. These few days, you could feel more optimistic, you may even receive opportunities from out of the blue. Those of you born on the cusp of Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo, and Pisces will feel this the most. Jupiter's influence can also place a magnifying lens on issues in your life. Therefore, try to maintain perspective and don't let any one thing overwhelm you.
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