This is a month of consolidation and reassessment for you, Libra, after an October period of questioning your most basic assumptions. This was due to the month-long retrograde of Mercury through the middle degrees of your sign, with Mercury stationing to direct motion on October 18th, and then taking another two weeks to recover its lost zodiacal ground, finally escaping this Retrograde Shadow period in the early days of the current month. The New Moon of November 4th signals a fresh start and a novel phase of your life path, when you are very tempted to forge ahead with new plans that could represent a real departure, and when you are also somewhat cautious about jumping the tracks in this way into entirely new territory. You must exercise discernment in your choices now, keeping in mind your most sincere principles and values, while also yet staying open to powerful intuitional information currently flooding into your awareness. Through it all, you are attempting to feel into your own unique sense of moral consciousness, which might be your most important task, going forward.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
Mercury’s extended stay and recent retrograde in your sign over the previous month might have helped you understand the importance of staying diplomatic, especially in your close relationships. Your natural inclination towards compromise and your well-known ability to choose peace could have prevented a few confrontations, even though with Mars in your sign there has been an edge to your interactions. Mercury is now moving direct again and has just escaped its retrograde shadow as November gets going. Mercury also comes into a square with Pluto in Capricorn for a third time at the very beginning of the month. Pluto is symbolic of transformation, and this can be occurring on levels that are subtle or otherwise. This square may highlight an ongoing scenario related to your home or a complicated dynamic with someone; perhaps one that began weeks ago at the end of September. It may also be that your feelings of belonging to a certain place are shifting at this time and that you are exploring other living options.
The month of November really gets underway with the Scorpio New Moon taking place on November 4th. This brings a fresh cycle to the financial sector of your chart., and because the New Moon opposes Uranus in Taurus, also gives a speculative factor and, potentially, surprise events in this area. You could be thinking about fresh and entirely different ways to increase your revenue. You may also be looking at ways to finance a new project or free up some time to do more of what you love. There are possible changes afoot in the way you make your money and these could arise suddenly out of nowhere. It could also be that your values are shifting towards more progressive outlooks.
Mercury enters Scorpio on the 5th joining Mars and the Sun already transiting there. Venus also enters the sign of Capricorn on the 5th where she will be transiting for an exceptionally long time, until March 2022, due to her moving retrograde in late December lasting for most of January. Venus will be in Capricorn for the next seventeen weeks in total which means that over the middle of this period, in January, you have an opportunity to reassess your living situation or where you want to be. However there are a lot of factors to take into consideration and it may take some time before you figure it all out. Mercury and Venus form a sextile on the first weekend of the month as they both enter new signs – showing a potential supportive influence between your finances and your domestic life.
The First Quarter Moon in Aquarius takes place on the 11th and represents a dynamic period and a time of action. You might have to take into consideration the time constraints of a project or somehow streamline your ideas so that everything can hold together. Mercury and Mars conjunct leading up to this moment, in the sign of Scorpio, could bring momentum to get things moving; however, they square Saturn in Aquarius simultaneously which could indicate potential roadblocks or delays. Going with the flow as much as possible will be less frustrating than trying to push for things to happen.
On the 13th, Mercury opposes Uranus favoring innovative ways of dealing with the unexpected. Logistical issues could benefit from a broader approach especially as the Sun trines Neptune and squares Jupiter a few days later on the 15th and 16th, revealing the bigger picture.
The Taurus Full Moon is a partial Lunar Eclipse and takes place on November 19th. New opportunities related to shared resources, intimate partnerships, or your domestic life could be coming up in the following weeks. Change is in the air however it may take a few months to figure out how to integrate these new elements into your life.
The Sun enters the Mutable Fire sign of Sagittarius on the 21st signaling the beginning of a dynamic and transitional period. Things that were stalling may start to gain speed and you may feel like you have more energy to focus on your personal projects and what you love. Mercury is not far from the Sun and enters the sign of Sagittarius on the 24th which may increase the speed of your communications. The last week of November favors thinking and conversations that can help you further your ideas. You may be busier with social events and friends but it should feel productive. The last few days of the month could be especially constructive. Helpful aspects between Mercury and Saturn may bring simple solutions for long-standing issues especially if you are willing to spend some time troubleshooting the issues. November promises to be a busy month filled with change and exciting new opportunities that are best met with a flexible mind.
With the massive changes that are happening now, I highly recommend that folks get a transit report tailored specifically to their chart for the most accurate description of what's in store for you in the months ahead.
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