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NOVEMBER 2017

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Scorpio Rising

Communication, travel, partnership, business, obligations, and responsibilities all may be in a state of transition in the early days of November, dear Scorpio, 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 8th and 11th Houses, moving in to your sign on the 2nd, bringing communication to your doorstep. Mercury will be here for approximately three weeks, putting you smack in the middle of the conversation during that time, and making you more inclined to verbal self-expression than you might normally be.

 

On the 3rd Venus makes her move, shifting into her home sign of sidereal Libra and your solar 12th House for a three and 1/2 week stay. You may feel more inclined to spend time snuggled away from the outside world with a sweetheart for much of the month, an admittedly enjoyable way to spend fall holidays.

 

If you’re not hitched, consider spending some quiet time in solitude making art or enjoying music to recharge. You can explore your most personal values and the underlying unconscious beliefs which inform them during this time, and choose to release those beliefs which no longer serve you. Create a new value system for yourself which aligns with those unconscious beliefs which resonate with you.

 

Then on the 4th Saturn, the celestial taskmaster, changes signs to sidereal Sagittarius bringing you some much needed relief at long last. You have hosted demanding Saturn in your sign for more than two and a half years, since November 2014–with the exception of a brief reprieve when Saturn made his initial foray into Sagittarius from February to early June of this year.

 

Saturn has served you challenges during these past three years, in fact, Scorpio has had it harder than any other sign. Now he’s moved on to your solar 2nd House to teach you lessons about financial self-discipline, and he won’t be back to this part of your chart for another 28 years.

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The full moon in Aries November 4th lights up your solar 6th House of work, health, pets, and daily routine., bring a work project or health related matter to a close, or ending a familiar part of your daily routine.

 

A surprise could come up near this date, too, one which benefits you privately. You could be rewarded quietly for your inventiveness or ingenuity at work. Be careful of accidents at this time, including those with electricity.

 

The sun sends a friendly greeting to your ruler, Pluto, on the 9th. A VIP or authority figure could be influential in boosting your income or adding to your possessions from behind the scenes.

 

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 financial situation.

 

Alternatively, an older person could add to your income unexpectedly near the 11th, when Saturn in your financial sector reaches out to Uranus in your workaday sector. There’s a possibility this could bring structure or long term stability to your financial situation. Check your natal chart to see if you have a planet or personal point at 1° or 2° degrees of a fire sign, Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, to find out if you are personally affected by this transit.

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“You can explore your most personal values and the underlying unconscious beliefs which inform them during this time, and choose to release those beliefs which no longer serve you. Create a new value system for yourself which aligns with those unconscious beliefs which resonate with you.”

The two benefics, Venus and Jupiter, come together in Libra in your 12th House of solitude. seclusion, privacy, spirituality, dreams and the unconscious mind on November 13th, For attached Scorpios, this is a lovely day to spend the evening in with a sweetheart, especially with retrograde Neptune in a wide trine from your 5th House of love and romance.

 

Unattached Scorpios and those with creative inclinations can use this highly inspirational day to bring their creativity to life through artistic expression, whether painting, film, theater, photography or music.

 

Mercury sends a challenge to Neptune the same day, so you may find you have some difficulty articulating your vision or communicating your artistic or romantic ideals, Opt to demonstrate them instead, and know that verbalizing what you envision will become easier in a few days.

 

As a side note, don’t be tempted to conceal, lie or dissemble with a lover or romantic partner at this time, as Neptune’s station later this month could bring any deception to light. Honesty is the best policy at this time, and with Venus and Jupiter positioned to protect you, any fears you may have about revealing a secret, or a highly personal and private matter are likely to prove unfounded.

 

Remember that with Mercury still out of bounds for several weeks, there is also a risk of misunderstanding, reading unnecessarily into the words of your partner and blowing things out of proportion.

 

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.

 

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 would be the prime time

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Over the 16th and 17th Venus and Mercury take turns making helpful aspects to Neptune and Mars, Scorpio’s traditional ruler, making it much easier for you to describe your creative or romantic intentions that it would have been just a few days prior. Practice patience, dear Scorpio, and you will persevere.

 

Also on the 16th,the sun enters your sign for a four week stay, marking the beginning of birthday month for you, dear Scorpio. You are more likely to be focused on your image or identity during this time, or feeling the need for authentic self expression.

 

If you’d like to make changes to your appearance, you’ll have a new moon in Scorpio on the 18th, and Venus transit shortly after, which will afford you the perfect opportunity.

 

In fact, with Mars, your traditional ruler, and Pluto, Scorpio’s modern ruler, squaring over over this new moon, it’s possible you could experience a kind of mini identity crisis which forces you to reevaluate the role you play in the world, both socially and in the work you do for a living.

 

Pluto is the planet of transformation, something he achieves through destruction. Just as Scorpio rules death and rebirth, you can become the phoenix, rising from your own ashes: new, stronger, better.

 

Venus will step in to quietly assist your transformation at the 21st. Alternatively, you could purchase or be gifted a valuable new possession which adds beauty or enjoyment to your private space in some way.

 

Neptune stations direct in your 4th House of home, family and property on the 22nd. If you’ve had a hard time seeing a home or family related situation clearly, that may change now. A secret or missing piece of information may come to light which adds clarity to the picture.

 

Hidden information, secrets or deceptions can come to light when Neptune stations, 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 good news related to your work or regarding health matters near the 25th, when Mercury sends a helpful beam to Uranus, just before he makes his move into Sagittarius for a three week tour of your 2nd House of earned income later the same day.

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On the 27th, Venus enters Scorpio for a three and 1/2 week long visit in your 1st House of image, identity and appearance. You are more attractive and charismatic under this influence, and can successfully make changes to your hair, wardrobe or appearance during this time. If you need to transform the way you look to align with your new self image or even a social identity, you can complete the physical part of your rebirth now and in the first weeks of December.

 

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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