October 30th: New Moon in Libra and Swati Nakshatra + Diwali
October 31st: Mars in Capricorn, exalted
November 6th: DST ends in USA + Venus moves to Sagittarius
November 8th: Election day in USA + Mercury moves to Scorpio
November 14th: Full Moon in Aries and Krittika Nakshatra
November 15th: Sun moves to Scorpio
November 28th: Mercury moves to Sagittarius
November 29th: New Moon in Scorpio and Anuradha Nakshatra
Mars in Capricorn
On October 31st at 20:35 MDT, Mars moves to his exaltation sign, Capricorn, until December 11th. This begins many fiery days ahead, with potent action oriented expression, as the warrior planet steps into his most powerful sign. There is much movement in the weeks ahead.
Venus in Sagittarius
Just before midnight on November 6th, Venus moves to a new friends' sign, leaping into the tricky gandanta (gap) between watery Scorpio and fiery Sagittarius. This transit lasts just under a month, until December 2nd.
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Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury shifts into Scorpio on November 8th at 11:54, for roughly three weeks. His fairly quick transit through the sign of depth and inner awareness, also brings a connection to Saturn at the same time.
Full Moon in Aries
The November Full Moon is both vulnerable and dynamic. Moon will be transiting Aries and Krittika nakshatra at the time of the full Moon on November 14th at 06:52 am MDT.
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Sun in Scorpio
Sun moves to Scorpio on November 15th at 17:24, bringing more light and strength with it. However, this will translate as more inner light and strength due to the depth and mysticism of Scorpio.
Mercury in Sagittarius
Just as the month comes to a close, Mercury transits into Sagittarius and into Mula nakshatra for an extended stay on November 28th. The entire transit will last until February 3rd, an unusually lengthy dance of forward and backwards for this swift moving planet.
New Moon in Scorpio
Just as the month comes to a close, the Moon empties. On November 29th at 05:18 Mountain Standard Time, the new Moon arrives in Scorpio and Anuradha nakshatra. Moon is debilitated and sits with Sun and Saturn in the sign of depth, transformation and the hidden realms.
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Aries: It’s a powerful time for career as your planet of luck, Mars, is exalted in your 10th house this month. Take action with clarity, focus, determination and commitment. Some release of old fears clears as a new stability arrives. Trust your steps.
Taurus: Continue seeking the stability and support you deeply crave and yearn for- especially in your relationships. There is a powerful transformation taking place on this level for you this month. Get clearer about your needs and requirements with self and others.
Gemini: Relationships and romance get your focus this month, requesting clarity, communication and creativity. You are working on releasing and healing some very old grief and pain. Your digestion is working over time to let the past go.
Cancer: Passion is alive in your 7th house of relationships as Mars moves through its exaltation sign. This can have powerfully positive effects on relationships or very challenging and aggressive tendencies. There may be disappointments or overly high expectations with others right now.
Leo: The self is still in shadow and illusion with Rahu in the first. Life and direction likely feels confusing. Emotions may feel stuck and burdensome as you navigate very old grief and pain. It’s a radical time of confrontation and healing as Mars exalts in your 6th house of conflict and bad habits.
Virgo: You are learning and growing so much right now. Learning how to stabilize and ground, while deepening your relationship with self and others. The heart awakens this month and requests that you look closely at your needs- especially in regard to relationships.
Libra: Your heart is on fire this month as Mars exalts in your 4th house of home and emotions. Seek balance and integration with your inner and outer waves. There’s an opportunity for greater stability and harmony right now, but you must pay attention to your needs.
Scorpio: You are being squeezed and feeling pressure on multiple levels. The only solution is your immense creativity and courage to persevere. As your planet of luck exalts in Capricorn, your third house is enlivened with creativity, communication and courageous passion.
Sagittarius: Your mouth is full of fire right now as exalted Mars moves through your 2nd house. A renewed sense of power and purpose arrives and a need for comfort and support increases. Your next steps and dharmic action are still confusing and uncertain. Take action anyway.
Capricorn: With exalted Mars in your first house, there is passion, power and strength arriving. Feel the dynamism! Relationships however are vulnerable and require your gentleness. Pause, land, ground. Lean in and listen. You may be pushing past important messages.
Aquarius: The intense desire for being alone, on retreat and on vacation increases while your passion and relationships begin to heat up. For some, relationships will continue to be a challenging illusion of disappointment and toxicity. Others will clarify and strengthen bonds with partners.
Pisces: Relationships are a stabilizing force for you right now. Ground, land and seek support from others. There are gains from reaching out, sharing and connecting. Exalted Mars in your 11th house increases gains, but request that you release and let go simultaneously.
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This Week's Intention: Attend to your four bodies with diligence.
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Moon is waxing and yet the inward pull continues. Monday begins with two wild planetary shifts as Sun and Mercury both move simultaneously to Scorpio. This leaves only one debilitated planet to contend with. However, the fierce conjunction of Venus, Mars and Rahu continues. Sun and Mercury will no longer be hemmed in by malefics, but they will conjunct Saturn in Scorpio and receive drishti from Ketu. Sensitivity is high in the coming cycle and we will all benefit from extra rest, self care and attention to the four bodies- physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Go slow and don't force.
Late morning on Monday, Moon moves to the latter half of the Ashada constellation, UttaraAshada, and the Vishva Devas arrive to lend their support and assistance. When we align with right action, dharma, Nature aligns to support us with her power and abundance. The All Gods, or Vishva Devas, who rule this nakshatra, remind us of this need. Natural Laws are the supreme laws of the universe and keep us connected to Source, our ultimate alignment with life and spirit. Make you actions count today. Notice where you may be out of integrity- with yourself and spirit. Make the necessary adjustments to get the power you seek. Where is ego pushing you away from Source? What stories in the mind are keeping you from ultimate nourishment and divine connection? With debilitated Sun and Mercury in exact conjunction today, mental body work is necessary. Clean up, purify and burn away illusions and old chitta vrittis, mind stuff. Purify and transform through right relationship with Self and life.
Sun leaves its sign of debilitation where a certain slow, inward climb has been present. The tight conjunction of Sun and Mercury continues as Sun and Mercury leap almost simultaneously into Scorpio on November 16th. Scorpio is known for its depth, deep inner power and passions. The inward focus of the past cycle deepens, clarifies, and transforms in the cycle ahead. The combustion of Sun and Mercury continues through December 6th- when Mercury moves to Sagittarius. With Sun and Mercury continuing to travel in close proximity, the mental body stays hot, focused, critical and oriented towards order and organization. Use this time to gain clarity and attend to finances, old karmas, shadow work and stories from the past. Mental and imaginal realms will be illuminated. What is coming to the light?
Though Sun and Mercury will no longer be hemmed in by malefics, they will conjunct Saturn in Scorpio and receive drishti from Ketu. Sensitivity is high in the coming cycle and we will all benefit from extra rest, self care and attention to the four bodies. Go slow and don't force. This is also a prime opportunity to attend to physical and mental bodies and deepen the mind/body connection. With mental body rigidity and resistance present, use the physical body as a resource for staying in the present, rather than traversing the past. All four bodies- spiritual, mental, emotional and physical- will be extra sensitive in this cycle. Pushing, forcing or fighting this will lead to unnecessary struggles and obstacles. Health issues are a reminder to slow down and listen more deeply. Mental and emotional body struggles are a request to look at parts of yourself that need your attention. Spiritual concerns request deeper surrender and trust. Gather resources and extra support for this cycle and notice where you are resisting or refusing the nourishment you need for safety and support.
Relationships continue to prove insightful and a potent mirror for inner growth and healing. In this cycle it's vital that illusions are clarified, brought to the surface and transformed. Notice where you are staying out of integrity and giving your power away. Focus on inner support and stability rather than mindlessly pleasing, dis-empowering yourself, and deflecting the nourishment you need.
Early afternoon, Moon moves to Capricorn, receiving drishti from Saturn and Rahu. Watch for inner storms.
Late morning Tuesday, Moon shifts to Sravana nakshatra, a constellation of the Moon. Saturn and Rahu give their gaze to the Moon, transiting a Saturn sign, Capricorn. Watch for depression, fear, and anxieties to surface. What is keeping you from feeling safety and security? What action steps need to take place in order to create different possibilities and options for yourself? There's a certain and necessary expansion that needs to take place in order to move forward and receive more nourishment. Where are you resisting and neglecting extra support and guidance? Vishnu gives his dharmic support today. It's time to make different choices, in order for different results. Start noticing where there are holes in your life and where needs are not getting met.
Sun and Mercury travel in tight conjunction today. The mind is focused yet critical. Stay out of the impossible and re-frame for yourself. Be solution oriented.
Wednesday mid morning, Moon moves to Dhanishta nakshatra, the shining star. The support of the Vasu Devas arrive to help increase the light and visibility. Take the dharmic awareness that emerged yesterday and let it inform the action steps you make today. Get focused, clear and align with your desires, passions and possibility. Open and awaken the rigidity and resistance. Find ways into the these parts of yourself and shine the light. Where do you need support? Where are you not showing up for yourself? Where are you playing small and down playing your desires? It's time to start shining brighter.
Wednesday evening, Moon arrives in Aquarius. Saturn and Rahu continue to give their effect as ruling planets of this sign. Moon only receives gaze from Jupiter which can feel extra supportive and nourishing.
Thursday, Moon transits through Aquarius, receiving the softening support of Jupiter and his wisdom-enhancing nourishment. Mid morning, Moon shifts to the often intense nakshatra, Satabisha. Though the critic and its chaos inducing ways may increase with Varuna's all-seeing nature, there is also opportunity here for healing to take place. When we honestly look at our shadow parts, we can transform and awaken them. Today, find opportunities for deepening your listening capacity. Find compassion for yourself and others. Seek guidance and support from healers and therapists- those who can provide resources, guidance and support, transformation and healing. Identify and confront your shadow parts and bring them to the light through wisdom and awareness.
Early morning on Friday, Moon shifts to Purvabhadrapada, a nakshtra ruled by Ajaikapada, a form of Nataraja. Seek balance, movement and transformation today. Take your struggles into your dance. Let your dance be a metaphor for your life process. Step and ground, land and leap. Life is both opening and closing, seeking deeper resiliency in the process. This nakshatra reminds us to find balance within light and dark, happiness and sadness, the full spectrum of our being. We are all of it and how well we integrate and dance with our extremes, our polarities, is actually how we find balance.
Late evening, Moon moves to the final sign of the zodiac, Pisces, joining Ketu here. Both planets receive gaze from Rahu, debilitated Venus and Mars. Be diligent and gentle with all relationships during the coming weekend- including yourself.
Saturday morning, Moon shifts to the last half of the Bhadra constellation, Uttarabhadrapada. Serpent of the deep, Ahirbudhnya, beckons us to traverse our inner netherworlds. Our uncharted territory is enlivened today and requests that we look more deeply at layers we may have neglected. The often unseen and hidden parts of ourselves will be magnified today. Use this as an invitation for looking at your shadows, inner illusions and the parts of yourself that keep you in the dark. The critic is high and intensifies through the weekend. Whether you turn this inward or outward, notice how your critic keeps you from being deeply nourished, supported and feeling safe. How does your critic keep you playing small, rather than stepping into your power? What does your critic need? What is it asking of you? Honor it without it ruling your life.
Just as Sunday begins, Moon shifts to Revati nakshatra, the final constellation of twenty seven. Ruling deity, Pushan, supports and guides us on our path- with nourishment, resources and fruitful harvesting. He likes intention and provides safety and comfort when we honor our steps with diligence and compassion. Endings and release are afoot as Moon moves to the edge of Pisces. What support and guidance can you gather for yourself as you move forward? What resources have you encountered recently? What challenges? How can both inform your action steps and momentum?
Moon crosses the tricky gandanta between Pisces and Aries just before midnight. Surrender to release, loss, endings and letting go. Purge emotions and let grief move through you. Prepare for a new cycle to come by letting the old move out and through you. Moon arrives in Aries and Ashwini nakshatra as Sunday comes to a close. Fresh starts begin the week ahead.
Monday, allow the vulnerability of beginnings settle in as you move through your day. There's a freshness, a vitality, an awakening and enlivening occurring. Calculate your steps and be poignant in your choices. Attend to rejuvenation and revitalization. Awaken and refresh yourself with new actions. Declare your inner power and orient yourself around this core of truth within. Mars gives his gaze to the Moon today. Take the passion into action. If you are feeling anger stir, notice where you need to create healthier boundaries. What does your anger need? Lean in and listen carefully.
*All timing is given in Pacific Standard Time Zone.