This is an exciting month for you, Taurus, with two relevant and powerful eclipse lunations. The recent Scorpio New Moon eclipse took place in your opposite sign, signifying partnership to be a major area for you now, along with how this affects your beliefs and worldview. Transformation is in the air! Areas affected could include educational or travel plans and your understanding of your mission for this current lifetime. The ongoing astrological effects of this current monthly cycle are then greatly multiplied in the timing of the dynamic November 8th lunar eclipse and Full Moon in your sign. This is an entirely significant juncture as well, having to do with career, dilemmas of self and other, plus deep intuition versus abiding by hard and fast logic. No matter what seems to be coming down, It is important to realize that you are in charge of your own life, with choices. If you feel challenged at this time that just means that you are paying attention. The eventual outcome will be for growth and for taking your rightful place going forward; this is as the most authentic version of yourself that you can muster.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The month of November begins on the other side of a New Moon and solar eclipse in Scorpio that took place on the 25th of October, unfolding throughout November in the part of your chart that relates to your partnerships and what you expect from them. Your relationship with others and with yourself may have been changing since this particular eclipse cycle began on the Taurus/Scorpio axis about a year ago. The month of November could therefore highlight an ongoing progress that has been unfolding in connection with the ways you relate. The transformational effects of Pluto are also in evidence in the solar eclipse configuration. Old patterns that have outlived their purpose should be easier to notice at this time, and possibly to transcend. This may help you create space for more authentic ways of being, and of remaining in connection also with others. It could feel downright natural to let go of behaviors that slow down your personal growth which also implies that you have been learning to better prioritize your needs. Compromises are still necessary and yet you should feel clearer about what you are willing to do for a relationship versus what could be draining you. This is an important period of growth for you that relates to creating solid structures in the world for yourself so that your social participation and your work feels more satisfying.
From the 5th to the 6th, Venus, your ruler, opposes trickster planet Uranus while also aspecting Saturn. This creates in you contradictory impulses of breakthrough and caution in matters of career and self-determination. Who knows which one will win out? Only you can decide; you must exercise discrimination to determine you best way forward and the result could be surprising.
The Full Moon and lunar eclipse in Taurus takes place on November 8th, further illuminating the tension between freedom and security as it both tightly conjuncts Uranus with Sun and Moon forming also a square to Saturn in Aquarius. As indicated above, there may not be an easy answer at this time, although circumstances could highlight the difficult juggling act of focusing on professional goals while taking care of others. The delicate equilibrium required for things to run smoothly might mean that you have to manage situations and people gently as things may not be as straightforward as you would like. Patience and flexibility can be your greatest asset and your ability to hold seemingly contradictory requirements could make all the difference.
Mercury in Scorpio meets the Sun for its superior conjunction in this Full Moon configuration, which may bring some form of clarity to a particular relationship in the weeks and months ahead. Meanwhile, on the 10th and 11th, both Mercury and the Sun in Scorpio run into a square with Saturn which could highlight tension for ongoing negotiations in the short term.
The third week of November begins with a host of positive aspects between planets in Scorpio and planets in Pisces which in your case could bring progress through networking. Fruitful collaborations may be in the works! Other people might help you reach your goals faster by the pulling power that they have. The role you maintain in your community could also be changing or highlighted in some ways, and with the Sun in Scorpio forming a trine with Neptune in Pisces in this mid-month timeframe, you may tend to idealize a situation that is being presented to you. Using discrimination at this time could ensure that you are only agreeing to what you truly want to do so that it can serve your long-term objectives and not just bring you instant gratification.
On the 15th and the 17th, near the Moon’s Last Quarter, Venus and Mercury each enter the Fire sign of Sagittarius, which will emphasize intimate and business partnerships, as well as their agreements, in the coming weeks. Your attention continues to be on your allegiance and the support you receive from others but you might have to keep in mind your desire for autonomy.
Mars retrograde in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces from the 16th to the 23rd, an aspect that already occurred mid-October, and that may highlight a financial or communal opportunity being offered to you that seems vague or ill-defined. You could be confused as to what would be required from you if you were to extend yourself towards a certain trajectory and it can be wise to wait until you have more details if you feel unsure.
The New Moon in Sagittarius arrives on the 23rd, in the part of your chart that – again – relates to intimacy, shared resources, contracts, and agreements you have with others. Intentions could be set at this time for things related to autonomy versus support and for finding greater freedom and growth within your relationships. Although the general momentum this year has been about your own personal objectives and career, the end of November, and the next several weeks as well, might bring renewal for intimate partnerships.
At the very end of the month Mars retrograde in Gemini corresponding in your chart to values and resources, forming a trine aspect with Saturn in Aquarius while also opposing Venus and Mercury in Sagittarius. This can highlight questioning or affirming your basic principles while engaged in re-working what it means to connect with others while also following your own journey. What you need to feel safe and secure continues to be in a state of flux, and yet do take note that this ongoing process will prove to be rewarding in the long run.
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