Posted on October 30, 2020 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is another strategic timing when the rewards are there but might come to you with great difficulty, Libra. You will have to navigate the eye of the needle to get to the finish. During this current lunation cycle, stemming from last month’s mid-October extremely potent New Moon in your sign, your very identity is on the line and you are in some sense being reborn. You just have to take the plunge. This in the transformative month of November, as the society itself is undergoing huge shocks and volatile near-revolution. These transformational indications apply to you, yourself, at your very core. Mercury is retrograde in your sign as the month begins, until the tenth, so that early on you are in the midst of an introspective process, questioning everything that you are currently up to, attempting to move yourself forward in ways more consistent with Natural Law. Partners aid you in recognizing what you intuitionally feel to be true, no matter what anyone else around you might have to say.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
As the month of November begins, you are still feeling the effects of a powerful New Moon in your sign, from mid-October. This New Moon squared Saturn and Pluto in a key section of your chart, and you have likely been even more aware of how you have been transforming at deep levels, for many months and weeks. Relationships is a word we often use with the sign of Libra. This is due in part to the fact that Libra is ruled by Venus which is the planet most often associated with love and relating. Being ruled by Venus means that fundamentally you are a pleasure-seeking, harmony-loving sign that usually goes the extra mile to make sure everyone is getting a fair deal. Sometimes however, worrying about everyone’s well-being means that you forget what it is that you need to be happy. You have the ability to adjust yourself to match what others want, and can be quite masterful at reflecting other people’s desires. Libra is a sign that knows the power that lies behind charm, and you usually don’t shy away from using it. However, all of these beautiful attributes may have recently been tested while Mars moves retrograde in the sign of Aries. You may have felt compelled to be more direct, and clear about what you need in a certain partnership. This could have been destabilizing for the people in your life who are used to you being more accommodating. Since the mid-October Libra New Moon you’ve been relearning to prioritize yourself, however destabilizing it is for others.
Venus now transiting in Libra is helping your cause by endowing you with the ability to gracefully navigate conflicts. The negotiation process is not over however with Venus opposing Chiron in Aries on the 1st. There may be an acknowledgment of the more difficult aspects of a relationship but it may be hard to reconcile your values with those of a partner. Mercury stationing direct in Libra on the 3rd should bring some forward momentum in the scenarios that have felt blocked recently. Mercury squaring Saturn in Capricorn on the 6th however continues to highlight the limitations of a situation, and the burden it is creating for you. This aspect already occurred in late September so this is a familiar situation by now. Mercury square Saturn can also highlight the tendency for pessimism, and you must guard yourself against seeing things in a negative lens. Mercury square Saturn can help refine your thinking, and the way you express yourself.
Venus in Libra opposes Mars retrograde in Aries on the 9th, and this could be both exciting and tense depending on what is happening in your life. You may feel a strong urge to assert your desires at this time, and you may not be able to take no for an answer. Finding a creative outlet for those few days is recommended at the risk of feeling frustrated by others' inability to fulfill your desires.
Mercury re-entering Scorpio on the 10th emphasizes your self-worth and more extensively your financial realm. Since mid-October Mercury moving retrograde in Scorpio found you re-evaluating your investments. Now that Mercury is moving direct again you may be realizing how much you have changed in comparison to what you are doing, and perhaps the need to let go of certain habits, attachments or partnerships that binds you financially or emotionally without giving much in return.
Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Capricorn on the 12th brings powerful rumblings in your home life, and perhaps the last push you needed to make a change. Mars stationing direct the next day in Aries carries the momentum to move forward. If things have felt like they are in a holding pattern in the last two months, Mars stationing direct will awaken them into motion.
The New Moon in Scorpio late evening of the 14th, or early morning hours on the 15th, brings the momentum you’ve been craving. Like a regenerative current flowing through your affairs, the New Moon is your invitation to bring more awareness and integrity into your life even if it feels disruptive. Breaking the expectations that others have cast on you will allow you to emerge stronger. This is a powerful time of inception especially with Venus in Libra squaring Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. You may feel like you’ve reached that point when moving forward means letting go.
Venus entering Scorpio until December 15th will be a great time to start applying your new insights in connection with your finances, and more extensively your self-worth. The Sun enters Sagittarius on the same day where it will be transiting until December 21st, highlighting the communication sector of your chart. There could be some self-marketing in the works if you work online, and this could be a good time to put yourself out there, polish your website, and release new content.
The end of November signals the beginning of eclipse season with a Full Moon that is a penumbral Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Gemini occurring early morning of the 30th in the mind-expanding portion of your chart. This eclipse could represent the beginning of a journey whether this is literal or academic. Your thirst for knowledge will be awakened, and you could be contemplating something totally outside of your comfort zone. Stay alert for opportunities presenting themselves that could help you expand beyond your familiar territory, and into the unknown. Exciting things are in the works!