General Predictions for November 2018

Affirmations of the month for all 4 Elements:

For Aries, Leo and Sagittarius: No matter what life throws at me, I will remain grounded and detached!

For Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn: I trust my intuition and remain patient!

For Gemini, Libra and Aquarius: I prepare for the future by letting the Universal intelligence guide my steps!

For Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces: I practice self-discipline and set my personal boundaries in stone!

Just as we thought 2018 energy would finally come down, here comes November. In many ways, we will have to deal with a certain summation of this year’s planetary instability. 

Globally speaking let’s get ready for a good deal of confusion, obstruction and in some cases, having to deal with outright lies. Do not believe much of what you’ll hear. Make decisions based on your own thoughts, feelings and experiences. Why? There are several factors to note.

Just as Venus will station direct, Mercury in Sagittarius will start its retrograde cycle. In other words, this transit will last the entire month. 

While independent and versatile, Mercury in Sagittarius is not known for reflection, careful thinking, diplomacy or tact. Interestingly, this placement is also associated with a technique of propaganda. 

Mercury will not move out of the shadow period until the end of the year, meaning the nasty square with our delusional/deceptive friend Neptune will linger longer than usual. 

Jupiter and Uranus (backing into Aries until March 2019) will bring on jolts and expand instability. I would put the timing at give or take 10 days after November 16th. So, I think the issues surrounding the US elections will be affected in a negative way.

Don’t take chances with personal safety when it comes to traveling in bad weather. Watch out for misunderstandings in communications, particularly in terms of signing contracts, commercial dealings and social media. Here’s the good news, unless you are an early Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn, Saturn shouldn’t cause problems. 

Personally, since I do have Saturn involved, I’m going to keep an especially low profile. (So, if you need to message me, do it privately.) 

To sum up, if you do have personal planets involved: take it nice and easy, don’t push yourself and look forward to 2019. Life will get better.

The traditional Day of the Dead starts this month off with a unique opportunity for healing relationships when Venus in the last degree of Libra, still retrograding, (meaning very strong) sextiles the Moon as Jupiter, the great benefic, trines the asteroid Chiron. We call Chiron the wounded healer. 

Release old sorrow and pain in order to heal and move forward. The signs affected include Scorpio, Cancer, Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo, and especially Pisces. 

The rest of the week is pretty mellow in terms of major aspects.

Virgo and Pisces should pay attention to allergy producing substances and avoid drinking and driving on Friday. Libra and Capricorn may feel a bit blue on Sunday, but will improve quickly, provided they talk it over. If you can’t communicate in person, you can at least journal your frustrations.

The first full week in November includes the New Moon cycle. Monday can get pretty intense for Libra and Capricorn, but if you address your issues with compassion and a spiritual perspective, you will come out ahead.  

On Tuesday, Uranus backs back into Aries. We get a chance to get a quick look back to the past 7 years. Don’t get comfortable because once it moves forward into Taurus, this is will be a new ballgame in terms of the equity markets, environmental disasters and financial institutions and currency. I’m not even talking about the elections… expect disruptions and or/confusion.

The New Moon in Scorpio isn’t exactly auspicious since the Moon does much better in its opposite sign of Taurus. Avoid starting anything important for a few days. On the positive side, clean your closets gently detox your colon or get some professional advice. Let go of all that’s been bothering you since last May. 

Mark your calendar for November 8th, when Jupiter enters Tropical Sagittarius, its natural home.

A romantic trine between Venus and Mars can make this weekend the one to remember for the Air Signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Love may be in the air; however, you will not just lose your head. This sign points to mental balance, since it touches upon the Air element.

The weekend energies are positive for the Earth and Water signs, especially Scorpio and Capricorn. The Mountain Goat folks feel both sensible and sensitive. Lingering problems have solutions when we are fair, honest, yet kind.

The week of November 12th is busy. Mars, the planet of actions leaves his 6 month visit to Aquarius and finally makes a major change into the watery Pisces. Take care of your feet! Mars in Pisces can mean energetic funk or spiritual ascension. Since both Venus and Mercury will be changing directions, I suggest you get busy during the first three days of this week.

The planetary weather changes on Thursday, November 15th during the First Quarter Moon in Aquarius. 

Who is the winner? That would be the last degrees of Libra, Gemini and Aquarius and first degrees of Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio.

Mark your calendars for Friday, the 16th when Venus moves Direct and Mercury stations Retrograde. If you’ve been waiting to get engaged or tie the knot, if you’ve been making plans to buy property, the next few weeks offer a green light (provided your own chart agrees).

The last Mercury Retrograde cycle of 2018 will take place in Sagittarius. It’s time to look back, re-assess, or spend time thinking over your decisions without talking too much about it. Mercury will back into Scorpio next month before turning Direct, but for now, let’s focus on Sagittarian matters. 

The archer in the land of Jupiter rules independent thinking, versatility, opportunism, arguments and/or impulsive thinking. If you need to come clean or make amends, you’ll love this retrograde.

The weekend may start off slowly, but by Sunday, we all will get an energetic jolt from the Moon in Aries trining Jupiter. Only Capricorn and Cancer may need to take a break and rest or risk a cold.

The Thanksgiving week of November 19th (here in the States), comes along with a Full Moon cycle. On Monday, the over the top square between Mars and Jupiter along the Pisces/Sagittarius axis means we may take on more than we can handle. Stay flexible and avoid over promising and under delivering. Since both the Sun and Chiron are involved, I think these few days hold much promise. Say yes to new adventures! Say yes to a new wise self! Learn something new and you will end 2018 on a high note.

The Full Moon in Tropical Gemini offers deep psychological healing, but on a lighter note: by all means, let’s communicate, but since Pluto is involved, let’s use our sense humor.

Friday may be a bit tricky. First of all, be careful with your purchases, unless you don’t mind returns. Secondly, the Gemini Moon is cranky, a bit rude and mostly confused. Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius: I’m talking to you.

On Saturday the 24th, Neptune turns direct; the station that most of us, except for those most sensitive, won’t even notice. Personally, I like Neptune retrogrades much better when we see life as it is. In any case, if Neptune is prominent in your chart, pay attention to illusions and delusions, especially perpetrated by yourself.

If your birthday is November 25th, lucky you! A home and family loving Cancer Moon gets along with spiritual warrior Mars and dreamy Neptune just as the Sun conjuncts Jupiter. Wow! Expand your horizons in a most meaningful way. Just watch out for over doing it, particularly with family and property matters. You may want to pay attention driving late at night or if you are tired avoid it altogether.

The last few days in November Mercury Rx is active, but not in a constructive way. Be careful what you say and how you say it on Monday. If you said something you regret, make amends on Tuesday when Mercury, Jupiter and the Sun make everything much better. Lighten up and enjoy your work, your friends and your family!

The Last Quarter Moon in Virgo is well aspected offering support, money, love and excitement for Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn, and Libra. Pisces need to avoid conflicts or useless negative emotions. My advice: avoid or detach. 

The last Venus/Uranus opposition lights up the late degrees of Libra and Aries, meaning don’t be too shocked with relationships snafus or even break-ups, but only if you’ve been dragging your feet.

Generally speaking, Venus and Uranus contacts are pretty disruptive, but can also mean eccentric, unusual or inappropriate romantic entanglements. Again, it all depends on your own transits and natal aspects. In any case, I’d think twice before going to that bar or on a blind date. The same goes for any financial decisions.

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