Forecast for November 2014

Long-Term Shifts in 2014

This year’s triple threat—Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter—has finished with Jupiter’s movement of out of Cancer and into Leo.  Some people experienced Jupiter’s involvement as a confidence-booster, while others found Jupiter only magnified the drama provided by Uranus and Pluto.  Anybody with a planet placed in 10-16º of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn has been having a year of explosive, and even volcanic change.  If that’s you, prepare to emerge as a different person, hopefully a finer version of yourself.  Prepare to earn your wings.  And know that the Pluto-Uranus square will end in March 2015.

After that, things will get a LOT more peaceful. 2015 and 2016 do not show the same heavy level of planetary activity we’ve seen in 2012-2014.

Say goodbye to the Water Grand Trine involving Saturn, Jupiter and Chiron:  Jupiter left Cancer for Leo in July, and now Saturn is moving on towards Sagittarius, leaving Chiron to slowly trek through the rest of Pisces.  Say hello to Jupiter-in-Leo trining Uranus-in-Aries, which is likely to light quite a few sparks, but not to cause any explosions.  It began September 25.

More about “planetary meetups” now in progress:
High Five! Jupiter Trine Uranus in Fire Signs
Uranus and Pluto Topple the Great Edifice (Part 1), which links to parts 2, 3 and 4.

Want to know more about the planetary influences of this year? Find out more about this year’s trends and pivotal (retrograde) days: Transits in the Year 2014.

This year’s themes affect individual people in individual areas of life according to their own astrology charts.  Will they affect you?  Look here to find out: Are You Currently In Transition?

Mercury Watch

Now that October’s Mercury Retrograde period is over, the little planet is back to business.  He’s speeding through our skies, carrying communications, messages and ideas at maximum warp.  Enjoy the mental clarity this brings and use this month to achieve, accomplish and generally tick lots of things off your To Do list.  To understand Mercury’s cycle as a whole, look here: This Year’s Mercury Retrogrades.


November begins with the Fixed, Watery sign of Scorpio.  In water’s stillness, there is sensitivity.  Perhaps a quiet pond knows every falling leaf that disturbs its surface; so it is with Scorpio.  It is as if the year is holding its breath while the shade of Death passes by.  This is the time of the killing harvest, the slaughtering of animals, the shedding of blood.  Scorpio reminds us that all things that are born also die, ourselves among them.  Humbled, we pass deeper into the autumn cold.  This year Scorpio runs until November 21.

On November 21, Sagittarius begins.  This Fiery, Mutable sign carries an optimistic tone, reminding us to have faith.  Winter is coming—craving warmth, we huddle together around the low-burning hearth fires and listen to the elders tell stories that give our lives meaning.  In winter’s darkness we gather in groups and practice tolerance and hope.  The days will continue to grow shorter until the winter solstice, the longest night of the year.  In the meanwhile, we must trust that spring does indeed exist and will come again.  Sagittarius runs until December 21.


Each lunation (new or full moon) has a feeling-state that human beings will be prone to under it, a general mood.

Full Moon in 14º Taurus:  Thursday, November 6, 2014
Let your heart spill over during November’s Full Moon in Taurus—love can flower as long as you let go of the past and release bitterness and resentment.  Venus aligns with the Sun while Moon opposes them from Taurus, in a lovely trine with Pluto.  This open-hearted approach requires a purge of what came before, especially the negativity.  Have a slow, loving conversation with your Beloved and hold the mutual intention to clear the past and open up possibilities for the future.  Then your relationship can enjoy a renaissance.

New Moon in 0º Sagittarius:  Saturday, November 22, 2014
November’s New Moon includes a square to Neptune, bringing a mood that is at once spiritual and buoyant.  Intuitions flow—sometimes more rapidly than you’d like—and information can leak through the veil.  A new journey begins, a new adventure, and the excitement of it suffuses this New Moon.  Hints and premonitions of what is to come may come to you.  The journey is an emotional, metaphorical one—where will your journey take you and what wide ranges are worth exploring?

November’s Full Moon is sometimes called the Frosty Moon.

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11/1/14, Venus sextiles Pluto: Show your soft underbelly to your partner. More vulnerability leads to more intimacy.

11/1/14, Mars sextiles Neptune: Purposeful action springs from metaphysical meaning. Be in touch with the reason why you do what you do.

11/1/14, Venus sextiles Pluto: Show your soft underbelly to your partner. More vulnerability leads to more intimacy.

11/3/14, Sun sextiles Pluto: Deep truths come to light smoothly, easily, with a minimum of drama.

11/3/14, Venus trines Chiron: A crusty-hearted person you know may be open to healing today. Be gentle and tender with them.

11/5/14, Sun trines Chiron: Sometimes a sunny personality is all that’s needed to help others become more whole.

11/6/14, Full Moon in Taurus: Purge negativity from your relationships. Radiate warmth, patience and love—so intimacy can blossom.

11/8/14, Mercury enters Scorpio: till Nov 27 investigate what’s underneath every thought, word and action. But draw the line at paranoia.

11/9/14, Venus squares Jupiter: “Too much of a good thing is wonderful,” said Mae West. Today we may all be prone to excess.

11/10/14: Mars conjuncts Pluto: Instinct, drive and sheer force of will combine to fuel powerful ambitions today.

11/11/14, Mercury trines Neptune: Tonight imagination and intuition flow harmoniously with logic and analysis. Trust the patterns you find.

11/12/14, Venus conjuncts Saturn: Love may be armored today, but that doesn’t reduce her charm. Or her mystery.

11/12/14, Mars squares Uranus: Nervous energy or explosiveness might but you today—or it might just be an electrical problem with your car.

11/12/14, Mars sextiles Chiron: Use your strength on behalf of those who need it: the injured, the weak, the helpless. They need you today.

11/13/14, Sun squares Jupiter: Take a break to do something you love today. Pour your heart into it and watch it blossom.

11/15/14, Neptune goes direct: Have you been feeling confused this year, living in suspense and wondering when clarity will come? Today is pivotal.

11/16/14, Mercury sextiles Pluto: It’s not about the information you unearth—it’s about what it means when you put it together.

11/16/14, Venus in Sagittarius until Dec 10—Got relationship tension? Renew your passion by running away from home with your partner.

11/17/14, Mercury trines Chiron: How can you help those around you mend fences? Notice the communication fault-lines and heal them.

11/17/14, Take your child or sweetie out to watch the beautiful Leonids meteor showers tonight, and wish on a “falling star!” 15 visible per hour.

11/18/14, Sun conjuncts Saturn: We are the slaves of our secrets. Tell on yourself today, to someone who understands.

11/20/14, Venus squares Neptune: The mood is equal parts seductive and confusing. Avoid idiotic romantic moves and be extra clear with those you love.

11/21/14, Mercury sextiles Mars: Think penetratingly, act with integrity. It takes more than just information to find the moral high ground.

11/22/14, Sun enters Sagittarius: The intense, passionate season of Scorpio is over and the fun, expansive season of Sagittarius begins.

11/22/14, New Moon in Sagittarius: The journey begins. Wish for the ideal and hope for the best. Then pay attention to each step.

11/22/14, Mercury squares Jupiter: Paranoid thoughts are likely to be blown out of proportion today. Don’t indulge them.

11/23/14, Chiron goes direct: What in you is hurting this year? What from the past does that remind you of? Get ready to heal.

11/25/14, Mercury conjuncts Saturn: Today is great for research—penetrate to the heart of the matter.

11/26/14, Venus trines Uranus: Swing out into an unfamiliar social circle today—you might be pleasantly surprised at who you meet.

11/26/14, Sun squares Neptune: There are more things on heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophies, Horatio!”

11/27/14: It’s Thanksgiving Day in the USA. I’m grateful for the opportunity to benefit people doing work that I love.

11/27/14, Big talker, big spender, big boaster is what Mercury is in Sagittarius. He’s there (telling tall tales) until Dec 16.

11/30/14, Mercury squares Neptune: Ideas may ramble way, way off topic today. Beware of losing the plot; focus on your point.

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