Tips for almanac use: All the aspects can be felt in advance of the occurrence. It is good policy to view these as due dates for various energies and prepare accordingly for your context. It’s akin to bringing an umbrella with you when rain is expected, but it also helps us to not take the weather personally. When we proactively manifest these symbols then the world doesn’t have to do it for us. Choose to be con(with)-siderate(the stars).
So, November is already here and ready to test us out. There’s a lot of energy around what we choose to pay attention to. The temptation is to belittle ourselves, others, and the progress of any party. But we would be better served by re-upping our commitment to growth and acknowledging all the progress we can find. The other theme seems to be letting go of old clutter: physical, emotional, mental, psychological, and spiritual. Easier said than done, but hey, let’s do it.
Mercury moves into Scorpio on the 1st at 11:06 pm (pacific), where he will stay until the 20th. This period is beckoning us to plumb our depths and clean out our emotional closets. Take time to rummage through the backrooms of your being and cleanse and recycle anything found to be unsavory. Don’t stress the small stuff.
Venus conjoins Mars on the 2nd at 5:10 pm (pacific), pressing the reset button on our wish fulfillment situations. This is a chance to recalibrate what we are working towards, reinvigorate our sex lives, and reaffirm our commitments to work towards more enjoyment of life as a whole. Stick to fundamentals and keep it healthful.
The Sun sextiles Pluto on the 5th at 7:58 pm (pacific), stirring up some of our inner resistances for processing and/or removal. What is holding us back? What are we afraid of? Make sure that we’re not blowing anything out of proportion and work on getting past our hesitations.
Mercury trines Neptune on the 6th at 5:39 am (pacific), whisking our minds away into the ethers. Let the mind wander and drift and avoid concentrated and technical tasks. Contemplate ways to infuse more passion into your life.
Venus moves into Libra on the 8th at 7:31 am (pacific) where she will stay until December 4th. This will be a pleasant period that supports social gatherings and greater ease in relationships. Make sure to be diplomatic and appreciative of those whose company you keep. Have fun.
Mercury sextiles Pluto on the 10th at 4:12 am (pacific), requesting some mental revisions and excavations. Look for confusions and exaggerations that need to be brought back into their proper perspective. Clean out your closet, medicine cabinet, car, et cetera. Trim it down.
The Sun sextiles Jupiter on the 10th at 10:58 pm (pacific), prompting us to make some big plans. The idea is to make some plans around health and psychological wellness: working out, stretching, eating better, sleep scheduling, and more. We should be shooting high but staying practical and focusing on the little improvements we can scatter throughout our days.
The New Moon is on the 11th at 9:47 am (pacific) in 19 degrees Scorpio. This should be a relaxed but intense lunation. The focus is on rebooting our systems with an eye towards more simplicity, cleanliness, and healthfulness. The other options, like indulging in wringing our hands in frustration or bewilderment, are not recommended. Practice mindfulness and work on staying calm and collected.
Mars moves into Libra on the 12th at 1:41 pm (pacific), where he will stay until January 3rd. This will emphasize the need for diplomacy and patience in all of our interactions and relationships. We should find the balance between asserting our desires and hearing others out on theirs. But above all, be cautious and delicate in challenging situations and support others going through rough times. Seek the middle path.
Venus sextiles Saturn on the 13th at 9:12 am (pacific), tempting us towards judgment of ourselves or others. Progress is a tricky business and everything is relative. So, the idea is to leave slack for most situations and exit those that require it. Make sure to affirm improvements and growth wherever found.
Mercury sextiles Jupiter on the 13th at 10:18 am (pacific), promoting some planning and brainstorming. Think it through and talk it out with trusted peers. The goal is to map our general trajectory with a little more precision and greater accounting for setbacks. Don’t get hung up on details.
Mercury conjoins the Sun on the 17th at 6:53 am (pacific), demanding a re-centering of our minds with our hearts. Emotional clarity is crucial here, so check in with yourself and try to cleanse and replenish your innards. Listen to your gut.
Neptune stations direct on the 18th at 8:32 am (pacific), starting us down the path of resolution. Neptune tends to confuse and blur lines, so now is when the fog will begin to lift in certain areas of our lives. Trust in the unknown, keep your eye on the road, and venture forth.
Mercury moves into Sagittarius on the 20th at 11:44 am (pacific), where he will stay until December 9th. This is a time for exploring new ideas, new ways of conceiving things, and novel ways of approaching the challenges in our lives. So, do something fresh and new; take short trips and get to know your surroundings. Think outside of the box.
Venus squares Pluto on the 20th at 5:59 pm (pacific), challenging us to take our relationships deeper and not indulge financial fears. This is a good time to address undercurrents in our relationships with delicacy and diplomacy. Look to the progress that has been made instead of what is left to be worked through. It’s all a process.
The Sun moves into Sagittarius on the 22nd at 7:26 am (pacific), sounding the call of the wild. This is a time to venture beyond our normal patterns and habits and try things out. Study something weird or foreign, watch some documentaries, and generally expand your horizons. Try out new versions of being.
Venus opposes Uranus on the 23rd at 2:13 pm (pacific), frothing up some major instability energy in our relationships. However, it’s not necessarily bad as major breakthroughs of authenticity can be made, but we have to be honest and radically present to achieve this. Dance with it.
Mars sextiles Saturn on the 23rd at 9:19 pm (pacific), enabling greater levels of determination and commitment to push through issues. The trick is to avoid getting daunted into inactivity or using the measuring stick too harshly. Resolve to keep going step by step and recognize whatever progress is made.
Mercury conjoins Saturn and squares Neptune on the 24th at 8:57 pm and 11:15 pm (pacific), pushing us to try to figure things out before they’ve become clear. This is tricky, because we want to know certain things for sure, but there’s too much in flux to be certain. We’re better off surrendering to the unknown and relying on deeper instincts and intuition to guide us.
Mercury sextiles Mars on the 25th at 8:32 am (pacific), making us restless and a little feisty. This energy is best channeled through exercise or some other activity that gets us moving, but we have to take the initiative. Avoid being flippant and be careful on the road.
The Full Moon is on the 25th at 2:44 pm (pacific) in 3 degrees of Gemini. This lunation is kind of heavy and imposing but is also rife with options on how to approach it. The simple equation is to acknowledge accomplishments and work on game plans for more and better efforts, or to bemoan how much there is left to achieve and generally give ourselves a hard time. Be supportive of yourself and others and talk it all out.
Saturn squares Neptune on the 26th at 4:18 am (pacific), pitting two very different planets into the beginning of a long wrestling match between them. The question is how do we make plans when we don’t really have any solid clue as to what in the heck is going on? The answer is going to be unique to each of us, but we should also start practicing respect for the unknown quotients and the ever conniving x-factor of life. Stay loose and flexible and focus on the immediate instead of the long term. Oh, and let’s work on letting go of past hurts and regrets.
The Sun squares Neptune and conjoins Saturn on the 29th at 6:50 am and 4:16 pm (pacific), making us confront certain results of the past and hopefully cleanse ourselves of the same. The strategy is to release as much old angst, pain, guilt, et cetera as possible and then look for some more and let that crap go as well. It’s a process, but one that’s well worth the work.
So, yeah, it’ll be a strange month that will show up wildly differently depending on people’s strategy towards it. Simple advice: Work with the planets and we should be fine and able to make some leaps and bounds, (though this is always true.) It’s not a time to rest on our laurels. It’s more of a ‘let’s push through this while the momentum is rolling.’ So, let’s roll on.