“Ring Lake Ranch” painting by Lee Carlman Riddell
This past month during the previous Mars-driven SolLunar Cycle, did you find renewed motivation, more conviction to accomplish something or follow a new direction? Maybe you spent more time in motion for long autumn hikes or in personal training given the physicality and drive Mars inspires in us. It was a tense and highly energized period to be sure. Now we enter a New SolLunar Cycle which is astronomically aligned in sidereal mid-Libra, linked to the constellation Acrux, aka the Southern Cross, which embodies the “cardinal virtues”. These timeless virtues are historically defined as justice, prudence, temperance and fortitude. I add kindness and civility to this list and maybe you have a few other qualities you consider to be noble virtues to embody and emulate. This shift in celestial tone is welcomed after the last SolLunar Cycle linked to combative and aggressive Mars (when expressed in its lower vibration). And because this New Moon is opposing unpredictable Uranus, the next four weeks can bring shocks, surprises and sudden openings to our world. May this New Moon portal germinate seeds of compassion and caring in more people and be a reminder to walk the path lead by our “better angels”.
Concurrent with this shift in tone, Jupiter in Capricorn and Pluto in Sagittarius complete an historic semi-sextile which has assisted society in taking a leap forward. Also during this month-long Cycle, as Venus begins to slow down for her eventual retrograde period beginning December 19 2021 – January 29 2022, she is in a stimulating, creative prolonged sextile to Mars which supports us to take action based on our values, creative and love interests. The Full Moon of November 19 in Taurus/Scorpio is a very powerful Partial Lunar Eclipse that will be visible in North America. Lastly, other-worldy Neptune in Aquarius completes its retrograde and turns direct on December 1.
Thank you again, Lee Carlman Riddell, for the use of your sublime, earthly paintings perfect for this autumnal post. Please view more of Lee’s beautiful art here.
Sidereal Astrology Mentoring and Readings
My posts are based on the true astronomical alignments of the planets with the constellations, also referred to as the sidereal zodiac. I use the phases of the Moon as a scaffold for my posts because the Moon functions like an energetic portal mediating between the heavens and our wondrous Earth. My entries are based on the aspects occurring each week as they crescendo, crest and dissipate over the course of their influence. As you work with and within the natural flow of time and the supportive cosmic energies that each unique SolLunar Cycle brings, life can flow with more ease, grace and understanding.
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New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Libra
At the New Moon, you are sprouting like a seed with new creative inspiration. Receive your unique insights by sitting in mediation or just be open to new possibilities arising within you from the sea of infinite creation.
New Moon in sidereal Libra: Sun/Moon in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries: Thu November 4 3:14 PM MT
Our New SolLunar Cycle is astronomically aligned in sidereal mid-Libra, linked to the constellation Acrux, aka the Southern Cross, which embodies the “cardinal virtues”. These timeless virtues are historically defined as justice, prudence, temperance and fortitude. I add kindness and civility to this list and maybe you have a few other qualities you consider to be noble to embody and emulate. This shift in celestial tone is welcomed after the last SolLunar Cycle linked to combative and aggressive Mars (when expressed in its lower vibration).
However….this New Moon carries an agitating energy as it is opposite erratic, revolutionary Uranus, a planet that often brings shocks, surprises and sudden shifts which may occur over the next four weeks. Uranus supports us to live the most authentic version of ourselves, embracing the truth of one’s inner knowing. At times that leads us to defy traditions or current cultural norms and experiment, redefining what is acceptable. During this Cycle, the heavenly encouragement is to take risks, call forth a breakthrough in your life, strike out on a new path. Uranus can wreak havoc on the nervous system, leading to increased anxiety, heart palpitations, accidents. Ground the electricity in your own electrical grid with daily walks in nature, calming practices and breathing exercises to channel the excessive volatility Uranus brings.
May this New Moon portal germinate seeds of compassion and caring for more humans and be a reminder to walk the path lead by our “better angels”.
This dynamic builds on Wed November 3, is exact on Thu November 4 and continues to influence us for the next four weeks.
Mercury in Libra sextile Venus in Sagittarius: Sat November 6
This positive aspect brings good news and cordial conversations. It’s easier to get through the slow customer support networks to make a reservation pronto or talk with someone to help you solve your issue.
This aspect crescendos on Thu November 4, crests on Sat November 6 and dissipates by Sun November 7.
Mercury/Mars conjunction in Libra square Saturn/Moon conjunction in Capricorn: Wed November 10
Feel motivated and directed to get things done. Animated or agitated conversations are possible. It is a busier than usual for public business, the justice system or with mediation. Therapy sessions help you connect with frustration or anger, clearing the air for better communication.
This powerhouse aspect crescendos Tue November 9, crests Wed November 10 and dissipates by Fri November 12.
Moon/Vesta/South Lunar Node conjunction in Scorpio: Fri November 5
This triad is focused and digs beneath the surface so use it for research, to uncover truths about your past or an historical event. Shred financial documents or review past statements. Revisit feelings about an old love or obsession that might suddenly resurface.
Moon/Juno/Venus conjunction in Sagittarius: Sun November 7
Experience the adventurousness and passion of this triad by envisioning new possibilities, planning a trip, taking a long run with a friend, finding a new mentor or becoming one for another.
Moon in Sagittarius between a Pluto/Saturn sandwich: Tue November 9
Given that both Pluto and Saturn are known to be serious, power-oriented planets, this day-long transit with the emotional Moon can exaggerate dark and gloomy feelings or help you be focused and accomplish much by the day’s end.
First Quarter Moon
At the First Quarter Moon, you are called to action. The need to move forward with your recent insights can come via making a conscious choice or by challenging circumstances that require you make a move.
First Quarter Moon: Sun in Libra square Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Capricorn: Thu November 11
With Jupiter acting as a tailwind, this dynamic phase of the Moon is extra-driven to succeed, take the lead or spiral to a new level of perspective. It brings both courage and confidence in some or being overly boastful in others. Libra and Capricorn rule our relationships and societal responsibilities so this can lead to breaking news or motivate you to make your next move.
This aspect crescendos on Wed November 10, crests on Thu November 11 and dissolves by Fri November 12.
Sun in Libra trine Neptune in Aquarius: Fri November 12
This uplifting trine of our illuminating Sun to imaginative and spiritual Neptune activates the flow of creative juices in all areas of life such your artistic pursuits, the art of friendship, the art of creating beauty and balance as part of daily life. Reach out to friends, create a gathering, find a support group.
This aspect builds on Thu November 11, crests on Fri November 12 and completes by Sat November 13.
Venus in Sagittarius sextile Mars in Libra: Fri November 12-December 8
Good news: Venus is in a stimulating prolonged sextile to Mars which encourages us to follow through with actions that are based on our values, creative interests, including love’s possibilities. During this month-long aspect, Venus is slowing down for the retrograde period beginning from December 19 2021–January 29 2022 which is why we are fortunate to experience this celestial blessing longer than the usual!
Mercury in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries: Sat November 13
Mercury rules our mental faculties, the nervous system, vehicles and communication networks. Uranus often delivers shocks or surprises when it comes into contact with another planet. Today you might experience network outages, mental overload and nervousness, equipment malfunctions but also breakthroughs in thinking, creative endeavors and relationships. Experiment. If things get unpredictable, go with the flow.
This begins on Fri November 12, crests on Sat November 13 and dissipates by Sun November 14.
Venus in Sagittarius square Moon/Chiron conjunction in Pisces: Sun November 14
You might experience a tension between what you need and what you want regarding a relationship like needing closeness but wanting more freedom to explore. Sagittarius always offers helpful advice but Pisces says “ please, just listen”. Engage with both types of support. If you seek advice, be willing to listen even if it makes you feel you vulnerable or defensive.
This aspect crescendos on Sat November 13, crests on Sun November 14 and completes by Mon November 15.
Sun in Libra square Jupiter in Capricorn: Mon November 15
This aspect can bring up doubts about a relationship. If things have been going too quickly or you have been pushing too hard, today’s aspect might create a temporary halt or detour. This square brings increased energy so may you harness the exuberance of Jupiter made brighter by the Sun’s light.
This aspect crescendos starting Sun November 14, crests Mon November 15 and completes on Tue November 16.
Sun in Libra sextile Pluto in Sagittairus: Tue November 16
Feel a surge of power and inner strength with this stimulating aspect that is both passionate and honest.
This aspect begins on Sun November 14, is exact on Tue November 16 and dissolves by Wed November 17.
Mars in Libra opposite Moon/Uranus conjunction in Aries: Wed November 17
This unpredictable choose-your-side opposition happens once-every-two years. Shakeups, fires and fireworks, arguments or outbursts of truthfulness are waiting to erupt in our personal spheres or in society. Change your routine to fit your current goals or break free of a habit or way of relating that needs to go.
This crescendos on Mon November 15, crests on Wed November 17 and dissolves by Fri November 19.
Venus in Sagittarius shadow period begins: Wed November 17
Pay attention to the state of your heart and desires today as this fortunate Venus retrograde cycle begins to take shape. Venus will soon shift phases from lighting up the dusk sky as the Evening Star and soon become the dawn Morning Star, a cycle of celestial clockwork that happens every nine months. This Venus retrograde cycle will primarily be transiting sidereal Sagittarius giving us a chance to revision our lives and expand our point of view. We gain access to where our future self is guiding us as we wander between our past and future selves, immersed in the present moment where all change takes place. This transit happens as we complete a challenging 2021 and set in motion the astounding springtime creativity of 2022 when there will be a new thirteen-year Jupiter/Neptune conjunction in sidereal Aquarius. I will write more about this for the December 19 post when Venus begins her retrograde.
The dates of this transit are as follows:
Shadow period begins: Wed November 17 2021
Venus in sidereal Capricorn turns retrograde: Sun December 19 2021
Venus in sidereal Sagittarius turns direct: Sat January 29 2022
Shadow period completes: Tue March 1 2022
Mercury in Libra trine Neptune in Aquarius: Thu November 18
Catch this fleeting moment of inspiration by making time to receive messages from spirit, or other beings, sent to you via the cosmic airwaves if you are paying attention. Observe your mind as you would a beautiful butterfly seeing what visual inspirations alight in your mind’s eye. Journal these meaningful moments as they provide important clues regarding your next step but might be easily forgotten if not written down.
This aspect begins Wed November 17, crests on Thu November 18 and dissipates by Fri November 19.
Moon/Pallas Athene conjunction in Aquarius trine Mars/Mercury conjunction in Libra: Fri November 12
This upbeat dynamic brings honesty and animation to meetings and community events. It is excellent for planning, strategizing, collaborating.
Moon in Aries opposite Mercury in Libra square Jupiter in Capricorn: Thu November 18
This T-square triggers a tension between your thoughts—Mercury—and your feelings—Moon—about a relationship or creative project. Jupiter transits can bring things to a head but also provide clarity about the next step to take.
Full Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse in sidereal Taurus/Scorpio
The Full Moon is the birth point of the current SolLunar Cycle. This can be a time of celebration or crisis, depending on your life circumstance. Feel the joy and relax into new discoveries and directions.
Full Moon: Sun/South Lunar Node conjunction in Scorpio opposite Moon/North Lunar Node conjunction in Taurus: Fri November 19 1:57 AM MT
A Lunar Eclipse takes place early this morning because the Sun is aligned with the South Node—your past or where you have come from—and the Moon is conjunct the North Node—where you are headed next. Eclipses are energetic portals in which you can create/feel a dynamic shift you want to make. Eclipses are excellent moments to set intentions. Challenging events can manifest as a crisis that arises from your subconscious need to change which you may have been resisting. Or you can make a conscious positive choice about your next step. This is an extremely potent eclipse given the determination of the astrological signs it is in: the Sun in Scorpio helps us deal with emergencies or transmute past traumas while the Moon in Taurus brings a sense of calm and healing balm to our being. Questions regarding finances and intimate relationships are up for review or to further explore. Lastly, a choice might be made to leave behind dramas of the past and chose a simpler, calmer way going forward.
This energy crescendos on Thu November 18, is crests on Fri November 19 and dissipates by Sun November 21.
Mercury in Libra square Jupiter in Capricorn: Sat November 20
Discussions reach a turning point or hit a temporary impasse. Important communiqués arrive. Decisions can be made, contracts signed concerning negotiations or legal matters.
This crescendos on Fri November 19, is exact on Sat November 20 and completes by Sun November 21.
Sun/South Lunar Node conjunction in Scorpio: Tue November 23
This annual conjunction further highlights the intense transformations or releases of our recent Full Moon. It brings finales as you say goodbye to what was and open the door into what is next. This can be hard as deep emotions and grieving are part of the redemptive power of Scorpio.
This aspect amplifies Sunday November 21, crests on Tue November 23 and dissolves by Wed November 24.
Mercury/South Lunar Node conjunction in Scorpio: Thu November 25
Today many will be celebrating Thanksgiving and this aspect brings a depth and seriousness to the day’s events. It marks another point of release or clarity about what has been, what is done. Some may need to review documents or reconsider travel plans. You might choose to forego or join a gathering last minute.
This aspect crescendos on Wed November 24, crests on Thu November 25 and dissolves by Fri November 26.
Sun/Vesta conjunction in Scorpio opposite Ceres in Taurus: Fri November 26
Both Ceres and Vesta are associated with housing, feeling safe and nurtured in your relationships and within your surroundings. The nesting instinct is strong with this aspect. And as it is happening over Thanksgiving, the cornucopia of abundance and tastiness will be extra-extraordinary! Seeking a home or purchasing things for one’s nest are options. Taurus and Scorpio are willing to spend more money for higher quality so get what you really want this time.
This aspect strengthens Wed November 24, crests on Fri November 26 and dissipates through Sun November 28.
Moon in Gemini opposite Juno/Venus conjunction in Sagittarius: Sun November 21 – Mon November 22
This two-day aspect has the conversational, curious Gemini Moon opposite two planets, Juno and Venus. They rule relationships and love and are in Sagittarius which loves to learn, travel, envision the future. Take a road trip, have fun with many of your beloveds.
Moon in Cancer trine Mercury/South Lunar Node/Sun conjunction in Scorpio opposite Saturn in Capricorn: Wed November 24
You can get lots of things done in an easeful, focused manner with good communications happening amongst all parties, family members, professional partners. It’s also a great day to debrief, assessing past actions to create better outcomes for the future.
Last Quarter Moon
With the Last Quarter Moon, you release what has been and simultaneously prepare for what will be as new desires perpetually arise in the next SolLunar Cycle.
Last Quarter Moon: Moon in Leo square Sun/Mercury/Vesta conjunction in Scorpio: Sat November 27
Wow. This is one heavy-duty, rounding-the-bend Last Quarter Moon and it will last longer than usual given the tight conjunction of Mercury—mind—Vesta—focus—Sun—illumination—occurring for several days. Use the power of this laser-focused dynamic in ways that help you complete tasks from the past or set the stage for what’s next. Scorpio is always driven by unbelievable endurance and this lineup blesses us with great mental concentration, like a world-class climber performing an almost impossible feat of death-defying proportion.
This aspect builds on Fri November 26, crests on Sat November 27 – Sun November 28 and dissipates by Tue November 30.
Jupiter reenters sidereal Aquarius: Sun November 28
Jupiter dipped back into sidereal Capricorn during its summer retrograde but now reenters Aquarius. This welcomed shift back to seeing-into-the-future Aquarius—which completes on April 17 2022—will now more forcefully pressure we humans to evolve and expand society to be more inclusive and compassionate. We are currently planting seeds of ideas and possibilities that will come to fruition for many decades to come. Be part of that awakening as you follow your better angels which always counsel LOVE.
Mars in Libra trine Neptune in Aquarius: Mon November 29
This exceptionally diplomatic and joyful aspect activates a desire for cooperation and peace-making amongst factions. Relationships are harmonious. Enjoy this sunshine of compatibility while it lasts.
This aspect builds on Fri November 26, crests on Mon November 29 and dissipates through Thu December 2.
Neptune in Aquarius turns direct: Wed December 1
Neptune has been retrograde all summer and autumn and with this subtle but powerful turning point, the power of imagination is particular clear and strong bringing important insights if you are ready to receive them. Make time for creative imagining, daydreaming and ceremony.
Sun/Mercury conjunction in Scorpio square Pallas Athene in Aquarius: Thu December 2
Use this creative square for planning, designing, strategizing. With its potent discernment, you can work through recent challenges and avoid future problems if you are willing to discard what isn’t working anymore and try something new. Research funding options for your project or create a budget.
This aspect begins Mon November 29, is exact on Thu December 2 and dissipates by the New Moon on Sat December 4.
Moon in Leo opposite Neptune in Aquarius trine Venus/Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius: Sun November 28
Enjoy this delightful, playful aspect which seeks recreational or creative outlets with friends or collaborators with intensity, passion, even obsession.
Moon in Virgo opposite Chiron in Pisces trine Saturn in Capricorn: Mon November 29
This work-focused dynamic finds solutions to problems. Conversations of shared vulnerability or concerns about others may arise and lead to taking action to help someone in need.
Moon/South Lunar Node conjunction in Scorpio opposite Ceres/North Lunar Node conjunction in Taurus: Fri December 3
With the Scorpio Moon completing this SolLunar Cycle you may grieve and ruminate as you are saying fare thee well to the past but also contemplating possibilities of what’s next as the sacred Winter Solstice approaches. May you rest deeply as this SolLunar Cycle completes.
Blessed New Moon Solar Eclipse tomorrow~
PLANT-BASED EATING FOR PERSONAL AND PLANETARY WELL-BEING:
The reality and urgency of our current planetary crises is real, as our youngest citizens know in their bones. Please educate yourself about how plant-based eating is a central component in how you can help personally restore ecological balance as well as create greater health and vitality for you and your beloveds.
The Game Changers: This inspiring movie and storytelling about vegan super-athletes and warriors educates us about the many benefits of a vegan diet and addresses the ‘meat protein myth’.
COWSPIRACY, What the Health and now SEASPIRACY are must-see movies for all humans who care about personal health, animal well-being, social justice, climate change, the health of our Earth. Become educated about the important information shared by these courageous and visionary filmmakers and activists and considering eating mostly plant-based, if not becoming fully vegan in your consumer choices.
JIN SHIN JYUTSU
Health is in your Hands. Here’s a helpful tool to help you maintain health, calm, balance during these stressful but extraordinary times. I am a proponent of Jin Shin Jyutsu and have been a practitioner since 1983. This beautiful, easy-to-use book and card set teaches you the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Self Healing. JSJ’s premise is that by applying the jumper-cable of your hands to various points on the body, you can clear your own stress on a daily basis, freeing up stuck energy that leads to patterns of dis-ease, while activating the renewed flow of qi and vigor on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Explore JSJ and teach yourself and those you love this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.