November 2016 Monthly Forecast
Scorpio and Sagittarius – Passionate Combination
It’s a big Scorpio month, a time for intimacy, bonding, affection and sharing about life’s highs and lows, but it’s also a month to get a move on with something important, shown by the Sagittarian and Saturn influences. Another highlight is the closest Supermoon for the year – November’s Full Moon in Taurus on the 15th!
Venus is in Sagittarius until the 12th, Mercury’s in Sagittarius from the 13th and the Sun’s in Sagittarius from the 22nd (all connecting with Saturn’s check-in about commitments, goals and deadlines). Prior to that, Mercury’s in Scorpio until the 13th and the Sun’s in Scorpio until the 22nd. In other words there’s a lot of Sagittarius and Scorpio emphasis this month, the very month Jupiter and Pluto, their two ruling planets, start a series of squares to each other.
This combination can bring spicy love stories to life, and a lot of laughter, fun and play to help snap us out of fear and into new possibilities. Even the Jupiter square Pluto alignment can do the same, but it requires somehow going both fast and slow simultaneously.
Jupiter square Pluto – Will You Shoot Your Arrow?
Jupiter rules Sagittarius, and Pluto rules Scorpio. The first of three squares between them happens on 25 November but all month their influence is strong. The next two squares are 31 March 2017 and 5 August 2017. What can it mean when Sagittarius’s ruler Jupiter (God of the Sky) squares Scorpio’s ruler Pluto (God of the Underworld)?
This brings an inner tension between accelerating toward big dreams while also needing to be with your gut instincts and the quiet voice of your intuition to check you’re not stretching beyond what’s safe for you. It’s not about emulating others and what they’re capable of achieving unless you’re on all the same levels as they are. Some people are born with adventurous life plans and many resources to support them, including solid networks, money in the bank, assets, good health and supportive family. It helps at this time to check what your own resources genuinely are before making any big moves.
Pluto – Pay Attention to Your Gut Instinct
You might want to fly ahead but take a moment to check there’s no hidden ‘scorpion’ that might trip you up. Let’s say you have applied for a bank loan and you’re so sure you’re going to get it, you crank up your credit card planning to pay it back the instant the loan comes through, then buy a whole lot of new supplies for your online store in time for Christmas retail. But what happens if at the last minute the loan doesn’t come through and for some reason your stock doesn’t sell over Christmas? Will you have stretched beyond what’s safe for you? Who or what is your back up if your risk falls through?
Jupiter square Pluto creates a craving to push through a big dream now. Patience is not exactly at its highest and under this alignment in the past people have been known to put everything on one big bet, but if the gamble doesn’t pay off, things can go pear-shaped. You might actually have all the resources to fly now, and if so, Jupiter square Pluto can really help you push through something big quickly. But if your gut instinct (the ‘underworld’) is uncomfortable, leave no stone unturned to discover what might trip you up. Is there something you think is a sure bet that needs to be double-checked before you take the big trapeze leap? Listen to your gut. Our culture does not encourage us to listen to our gut or our intuition, and we often override the safety mechanism of the inner voice.
The Scorpion becomes the Eagle and Flies High
There’s a lot of help with listening to our intuition this month with the powerful Supermoon on the 15th. This is good timing as it’s before the exact date of the Jupiter-Pluto square on the 25th and will help you access your inner wisdom to know how far you can stretch your resources. If it turns out you realise you need to stock up a bit more before making your leap, the Jupiter square Pluto energy is back in March and August for second and third chances. It might be for some that this first square in November is about whetting the appetite and getting plans underway.
Pluto rules Scorpio and this deeply soulful zodiac sign is represented by the eagle (as well as the scorpion), which symbolises the fruits of being able to fly high in Jupiter’s realm (the joy of ‘the sky’) after bringing awareness to gut instincts and messages from the soul.
Closest Supermoon of the Year – Taurus Full Moon
The closest Supermoon of the year happens mid-November at the Full Moon in Taurus on the 15th. This is a biggie. Full moons help us see life situations more clearly, so with this extra big moon, we are set for some insights. Futuristic Uranus connects to the full moon showing the importance of not dismissing the future in the present moment. Feelings of impatience might be strong with Uranus’s influence – and by this time Mars is also in impatient Aquarius – but Taurus cautions that acting from a lack of patience might hamper significant future options.
Instead, the Supermoon in Taurus encourages being meditative and contemplative, as if peering into your own crystal ball before making decisions, to help secure you the future you want. Fast action might be called for but ensure there is solid contemplation behind it. Uranus tells Taurus not to be passive and get bogged. Sensible steps of some kind do need to be taken now toward a future dream, as Uranus brings a feeling of ‘hurry up, time is ticking on’.
All month life has us mulling over our investments, financial and non-financial. Do we feel we are getting a good return on them, including time invested in people, projects, places and lifestyles. Themes of loyalty, lending a helping hand and kindness come up. If someone is trying your patience, look deeper. Someone might be worth persisting with because down the track they will flourish and bring you joy. The whole energy of this month helps with going deeper with seeing whether to remain patient or whether to let go.
Soul Destiny, Soul Mates, Romance and the South Node
Neptune is exactly conjunct the ‘soul destiny’ South Node on the 18th, another very big alignment that is felt all month. Possibilities for romance are strong with this combo, and even more so with them both being in Pisces. Is it time for ‘another fish’ in your life? This could be a new significant friend, workmate, partner or love interest. It could even be a ‘fairy godmother’ who helps you in your hour of need. Neptune is known for extending kindness, safe haven and a ‘fair go’ toward those who have fallen between the cracks in life and are experiencing phases of downturn or disadvantage.
Restorative time in nature, meditation, deep relaxation or cat napping will refresh your intuition and your soul will be more able to automatically lead you where you need to be. Neptune next to South Node can also be a wonderful sentimental time that feels like the positive of Christmas when loved ones come together for reunion and celebration. You might meet new people who you feel you’ve known for lifetimes, or you might feel drawn to help a soul mate who is suffering, even if you don’t consciously know they are a soul mate.
Chances for romance are enhanced this month with the combined Scorpio-Sagittarius influence, which helps us bravely test new pastures while also being sensible enough (even while experiencing the heights of passion) to look beneath the surface for deeper compatibility. Some very special bonds have a chance to grow this month, as long as we keep listening to our gut intuition before making major commitments.
Venus is still high in our night skies keeping alight November’s themes of power and passion. Check her out in the west for some love inspiration!
November’s New Moon
For information on the New Moon in Sagittarius on 29 Nov, go here around that date. The interpretation will stay online until the next New Moon four weeks later.
November’s 1st Quarter Moon
For information on the 1st Quarter Moon in Aquarius on 8 Nov, go here around that date. The interpretation will stay online until the next 1st Quarter Moon four weeks later.
November’s Full Moon Supermoon
For information on the Full Moon Supermoon in Taurus on 15 Nov, go here around that date. The interpretation will stay online until the next Full Moon four weeks later.
November’s 3rd Quarter Moon
For information on the 3rd Quarter Moon in Leo on 21 Nov, go here around that date. The interpretation will stay online until the next 3rd Quarter Moon four weeks later.