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NOVEMBER 2017

Libra Sun
Libra Rising

Communication, travel, partnership, business, obligations, and responsibilities all may be in a state of transition in the early days of November, dear Libra, as three planets make sign changes in the lead up to the November 4th full moon in Aries.

First to make a sign change is Mercury, ruler of your solar 9th and 12th Houses, moving into sidereal Scorpio on the 2nd, bringing news from your 2nd House of income and expenses.

 

Venus moves into Libra on the 3rd for a three and 1/2 week stay in your solar 1st House of image, appearance, self expression,  and the physical body. If you’d like to give your appearance or your wardrobe a makeover, you can do so now to charming effect.

 

Saturn returns to Sagittarius on the 4th of November, marking the beginning of a more than two year long stay in your 3rd House of travel and communication.

 

You could find your freedom curtailed somehow during this transit, whether through transportation difficulties or increased responsibilities at home.

 

You’ll be asked to work hard in the coming two years, perhaps so hard you find you have little time for fun or vacations. Saturn always tests our dedication through self discipline and lessons in perseverance. His transits ask us to live up to our responsibilities in the house he occupies by sign. Since November 2014 he’s been testing your financial self discipline and giving you challenging lessons related to your income and possessions, now he’s ready to move on to your travel and communication sector.

 

The 3rd House also rules neighbors, siblings and cousins, so if you have responsibilities to someone in one of these areas, you may need to live up to your obligations between now and late January 2020.

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The full moon in Aries highlights your 7th House of partnership and suggests a partnership or joint venture may be coming to an end within +/- four days of November 4th.

 

An influential neighbor or sibling could be a powerful ally on the 9th of November.

 

On November 11th Saturn makes his final trine to Uranus in a series of three the beginning of which stretches back to December of last year, allowing you to make the last of permanent, beneficial changes to your closest partnerships and your immediate environment.

 

This series of trines most strongly affected readers with the sun or ascendant in a water or fire sign. The water signs have already felt the effects of this transit, as their turn came last December, but fire signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius first felt this in late May of this year when Saturn was retrograde and will feel the final changes brought about by this aspect now, in November. The effects will be felt from November 3rd through the 18th, but they will be strongest on the 11th.

 

This is an aspect which can set the stage for you to safely experiment with new ways of doing the same old necessary things with successful results. You can introduce inventive new processes and exercise your genius without worrying so much about upsetting the apple cart.

 

You could experience a sudden revolution affecting the underlying structure upon which your relationship with a business or marriage partner, sibling or neighbor is built, and which permanently changes how you understand your relationship or how you communicate and relate to one another. Whatever happens is likely to happen unexpectedly and bring lasting, positive change.

 

Longstanding traditions may be thrown out the window in favor of new ideas with the power to establish more innovative traditions which serve you far better in the long term. You’ll feel this most strongly if you have a planet or personal point at 1° or 2° of Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.

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“If you’d like to give your appearance or your wardrobe a makeover, you can do so now to charming effect.”

Jupiter and Venus, the greater and lesser benefics, conjoin in Libra and your 1st House of image, appearance and the  physical body on November 13th, presenting a singular opportunity to freshen up your wardrobe, hair or makeup routine to lovely affect. This goes for Libran males, too.

 

You could learn of a job opportunity near the 13th, but consider holding off responding until you can learn more, closer to the 16th. You might not have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

 

Mercury enters the shadow of his December 3rd retrograde on the 14th, making the coming three weeks an excellent time to make a plan for putting the retrograde to use, while Mercury is slowing down.

 

He’ll be retracing his steps through Sagittarius and Scorpio this time, and any Mercury ruled work you do between now and December 3rd may come up for revision during his retrograde. This includes mental activities like analysis and research, writing, travel related activities, communication, sales, and commerce.

 

This is a great time to do additional business with past clients or customers, or to go back to work for an old boss, but not a great time to start a new job or business venture.

 

Prepare now, and you’ll have a much easier time navigating the retrograde when it comes. You can download a free excerpt from my ebook, The Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide, for all the guidance you need to help you get safely–and sanely–through any Mercury retrograde cycle. I give the most important details away for free.

 

You’ll want to get all of your most important holiday shopping done before the 14th, especially if you have big ticket items, electronics, or anything with moving parts on your list. If you can’t, the best strategy is to give gift cards. That way your loved ones can do their own shopping after the Christmas holiday, when the retrograde will be over. The January clearance sales in the second half of the month would be the prime time to go.

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The 16th is a lovely day when you can cultivate a softer, more romantic self image and take on a dreamy demeanor.

 

The sun moves into Scorpio for his annual four week long tour of your 2nd House of income and expenses, dear Libra. It’s time for you to do a deep examination of your financial picture and look for areas ripe for improvement.

 

Relax in solitude and take comfort in the beauty and security of your surroundings on the 17th. You could be quietly tipped off to an income opportunity in private, which would line up well with the new moon coming up in your 2nd House the very next day.

 

The new moon in Scorpio on the 18th of November highlights an opportunity in your earned income sector, though you may want to wait to act on your opportunity until the 21st, when a VIP or authority figure will be more receptive.

 

This is a challenging new moon, especially so in the days immediately around it, when Scorpio’s co-rulers, Pluto ad Mars, face off in a struggle for influence and control.

 

Hidden information, secrets or deceptions can come to light when Neptune stations direct on the 22nd, a possibility if you have a planet or personal point at 16° or 17° degrees Aquarius. Check your natal chart to see if you will be directly affected.

 

Watch for surprise news from your partnership sector near the 25th, when Mercury sends a friendly missive to Uranus in your 7th House, just before he moves on tho Sagittarius for a short, two week visit as he prepare to retrograde.

 

Retrograde motion will bring Mercury back to Scorpio for nearly four weeks in early December, before he makes his return visit to Sagittarius after the new year.

 

During the retrograde, you may find yourself revisiting projects and redoing work you thought you’d completed. If you’re about to implement a new financial plan, consider holding off until after the beginning of the new year, as your plan will come up for review and revision next month.

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Venus enters Scorpio on the 27th for a three and 1/2 week long stay in your 2nd House of earned income, giving you several lucky opportunities to boost your income in early December, even with the retrograde coming.

 

On the 28th, Mercury conjoins Saturn in your 3rd House of travel and communication. You could find yourself deep in conversation with an older neighbor or sibling who is somewhat like a mentor to you on this day.

 

Pay attention to what comes up on the 28th, as you may find yourself having to revisit the subject until it’s been refined and polished to Saturn’s satisfaction.

 

Mercury conjoins Saturn on the 28th, the first in a series of three conjunctions between now and early 2018. While Saturn and Mercury typically only meet up once a year, Mercury’s retrograde will have him checking in with the taskmaster planet while first direct, then retrograde, and finally direct once again.

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