General Predictions for November 2019

The Crystal Oracle for the Four Elements

​Fire: Molybdenite. When you avoid self-criticism, you will feel blessed

Air: Aquamarine. You can overcome all conflicts with compassion and tolerance

Water: Flourite. Let go of your fears. You are safe

Earth: Turquoise. Speak your truth

As the holiday season heats up, the planetary energy slows down; after all, November is a Mercury Retrograde month. On the positive side, Venus will leave intense Scorpio for ‘fun and games’ Sagittarius. This placement favors travel, optimism, as well as boosts to self-confidence.

Until November 19th, the Sun is still weak, what we call in a debilitated state, so take it nice and easy if you’re not feeling energetic.

Of course, the biggest news is Jupiter’s transit into Sidereal Sagittarius, the great Guru Planet’s natural home. I will offer my detailed forecast in December’s newsletter. 

What a difference from last year’s stay in Scorpio! Jupiter will remain “at home” until March 29, 2020.

On the political front, since, the Elections will take place during the Retrograde, prepare for all sorts of weirdness…

November 1-3: enjoy the stability of the Capricorn moon, coupled with a Venus/Chiron trine. The Earth and Fire signs can bring a great deal of healing to us all. On the other hand, Aquarius and Taurus will have to watch their nerves.

The potential for trouble and conflicts will start during the week of November 4th-10th.

A powerful, confrontational Mars/Pluto square could impact the last third decan of Libra, Capricorn, Cancer and Aries. Do not schedule important meetings on Tuesday, Election Day. Stay away from any sorts of potentially hazardous places or situations.

The next few days are pretty mellow; in fact, you may feel a bit under the weather on Thursday, but only if you push too much.

Friday is a stellar day for Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces. We have not one, but 3 major aspects between the Sun, Saturn and Neptune. Say yes to creativity, imagination and spirituality. Don’t worry; Saturn’s stability and maturity will only help you to make your dreams real.

The second week between November 11th-17th, features a rare Mercury transit over the face of the Sun, both in Scorpio. 
If you have a telescope, you’ll be able to see a small dot moving over the Sun. It won’t be until 2032 until this takes place again.

Pay attention to miscommunications, conflicts, weather-related natural disasters and disturbances in travel plans, especially because Mercury is retrograding in Scorpio. Avoid social media, even if only for a few days.

The Full Moon in Taurus favors finishing up projects or paying off debts. Libra and Sagittarius will love the sextile between diplomatic Mars and jovial Jupiter. The other Air and Fire signs won’t be left behind.

Wednesday is a particularly positive day for Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces. 

Creative solutions bring success!

On Thursday, a dreamy, delusional square between Venus and Neptune doesn’t favor first dates or moving relationships to the next level, especially for Sagittarius and Pisces.

Enjoy a family weekend when the Moon moves into Cancer. Do a little cooking, play some board games or visit old friends. You may also want to begin getting your home ready for the holidays. 

Between November 18th-24th, Mars will leave Libra and join Mercury in Scorpio. Life could get even more intense. 

Let me explain: Scorpio is the second sign ruled by the fiery Mars, but unlike Mars in Aries, the Scorpio placement can be tricky. While in Aries, we see both our friends and foes clearly, Mars in Scorpio can bring on sneaky attacks or passive aggression. I’d avoid direct confrontations. If Scorpio is the sign of your 8th House, meaning your Sun, Moon or Ascendant is in Aries, please be aware of scheduling elective surgeries, be careful with cuts and burns, and slow down while driving.

This is a somewhat long- lasting transit and will operate until the first few days of January 2020.

Mercury stations Direct on Wednesday, but wait a few days before you push ahead and make expensive electronic purchases.

Tropical Sun enters jovial Sagittarius on Friday, November 22nd, offering a respite from all that Scorpio drama. 

Saturday is an ideal day for healing and other health-related procedures, especially for Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.

A fun-seeking Venus in Sagittarius brings double blessings to the Fire and Air signs, as the planet of Love, Beauty and Finances sextiles the Moon and conjuncts optimistic Jupiter.

Yet, all is not exactly as it seems: Scorpio, Taurus, Leo and Aquarius will have to watch their nerves, stay calm, practice patience, or risk completely avoidable problems or even accidents when Warrior Mars opposes Uranus.

 I would also prepare for some unstable weather.

The Last week in November holds the New Moon in the sign of the Archer as Venus leaves Sagittarius and enters the calm, serious energy of Saturn-ruled Capricorn. (Personally, I prefer the practical aspect of this placement; furthermore, since 2020 is a year of a Venus Retrograde in Gemini, let’s take the next several weeks and get real about relationships and our spending habits.)

The New Moon on November 26th arrives in 4 degrees of Tropical Sagittarius, just as Neptune, the Dream Weaver stations Direct. The next few days are best used for healing, calming, or meditative activities. 

Thanksgiving Day, November 28th is an exciting day with two upbeat aspects, an inspired, expressive trine between Mercury and Neptune and a delightful, earthy trine between Venus and Uranus. Water and Earth signs are on their best behavior! In fact, all this goodness is even more supported by the sensible Moon in Capricorn, traveling without any interference from the old grouch, Saturn. Enjoy every moment, you deserve it!

The Holiday weekend continues in the same vein of positive communications, generosity and heightened awareness of other people’s needs.

Aquarius and Scorpio may have to deal with some minor irritations Saturday/early Sunday, but overall, talking things over will defuse any tension. 

November ends with a balanced, positive, humanitarian sextile between the Sun and the Moon. What else could we ask for?

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