Your Horoscope - Astrology Basics

 

earth and moon from spaceAt the moment you were born, the planets, the moon, the sun, and the star constellations that are the 12 signs of the Zodiac, were all in a specific place (whether it was daylight or night!). The same force (type of gravity) that holds the planets in their orbit around the sun, and which holds all the stars in their specific locations in our galaxy, effects you here on earth. The combined forces from all those bodies in the universe effect each of us on the earth in a very real and significant way. All of those forces also effect each other, depending on the angle at which they meet and depending upon the way that the qualities of each universal body interact with the other, which then effects you in a particular way.  

The way these forces are aligned with each other, and their nearness to you at the moment of your birth, determine what your basic personality is like - the framework of who you are, by which everything else you experience after that moment will be measured. These forces determine how you will be inclined to perceive your world and react to your world, in other words they determine the framework of your personality.

You still have absolute free will, given to you by the Creator, so you can be whoever you want to be. Astrology helps you see and understand your basic personality makeup, so that you can use that information to see and experience your hidden talents, see what motivates you in order to use that knowledge to lead you to fulfillment, and see how to overcome whatever weakness or self-doubt you may have.

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 Your Horoscope for November 2017

by Henry Seltzer

You'll get a more accurate horoscope if you read your Rising sign, and your Moon sign, as well as your Sun sign.  Here's how:



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Your Sun sign represents your Self, your way of being in the world.  It can represent both the ego (mental) self and the higher Self (soul purpose).  It symbolizes your will and sense of vitality.  
Your Sun sign horoscope will tell you what these areas of your self will encounter this month.

Your Rising sign represents your outer mask, the self you show to others.  It symbolizes how you appear to others, how others perceive you, in your true interaction with the world.  
Your Rising sign horoscope will tell you what to expect in these areas of your self this month.

Your Moon sign symbolizes your personal self, your feelings, your subconscious.  It represents how you relate to others, how you have nurturing relationships with others, your intuition, your spiritual self, your sense of security, and your habits.  The Moon symbolizes your feminine, nurturing side (we all have one).  
The Moon also indicates the type of partner you will attract, since it represents your emotional self.
  Your Moon sign horoscope will show you what these areas of your self will encounter this month.

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Aries   (March 21 – April 19)  Fire.   Ruling planet Mars.

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Aries Horoscope for November 2017

This is another interesting month for you, Aries, one with plenty of surprises still left to be discovered. You might feel as though you have something of a split personality. You alternate between throwing caution to the winds to favor action against all odds, and somehow also holding back from action. In any case you are committed to forging a pathway ahead of you that will more truly and definitely correspond to what you independently hold inside, far away from any shred of consensus thinking or from yielding to the opinions of peers or even partners. The information from deep within you is subtle and sometimes difficult to hear, but strongly felt. Meanwhile, the messages from significant others in your life, though madly fluctuating, are also powerfully enunciated and tinged with compelling insight. You will just have to depend on your powerful and finely tuned sense of intuitive understanding to be your guide.

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Gainsburg of Soulsign Astrology . He examines each planet's Sky Factors — such as speed, Earth proximity and brightness, stemming from well before the origins of Western civilization — in addition to chart factors of sign, house, and aspects.

 

At the start of November, you'll be tempted into a confrontation or challenge or serious next step. Even if you know you can win, you benefit when you avoid engaging just yet. It's important to choose, or discern, your battles. On November 6, Mercury enters Sagittarius and spends much of November separating from the Sun. This will introduce or affirm a connection you've been considering making or strengthening with someone or an organization. If you're the patient kind of Aries (ha!), best to wait until the 23rd of the month to sign on the dotted line. If not, you'll have until then to back out or to really find out what you signed up for and prepare for the journey.

That old flame or fantasy person back in your imagination again? Are you wondering — why now? Through the first half of the month, Venus is distancing from the Earth as a Morning star (visible over the Eastern horizon before sunrise). In Libra, she's also opposed to your Aries Sun of action. Her traveling away from Earth as she's losing her brightness means she doesn't have much interest in what you're offering. If you're feeling increased loneliness or experiencing being misunderstood or marginalized in some way, what's really going on is that your desire for what you want out of life is being tested, in the same way as a gold miner drills a core sample from deep in the Earth and pulls it to the surface to see what's down there.

Your ruling planet, Mars, is actually complicit in this "separating to find out what's in there" this month. But Mars isn't interested in relating to what gets pulled up, just the excitement of getting there. He'll be an ally for you to help you to get there. But don't look to him for any kind of soft response or patience for the process. Use Mars this month to make sure you're thorough in what you've set your mind to. This is an excellent month for testing yourself in the gym, the pool, on the track, or along the trail. Mars is brightening each morning, and in his natural place in our skies from a visual standpoint. And when Mars is well-placed in your Sky, you can accomplish a lot, especially as an Aries!

 

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Taurus    (April 20 – May 20)   Earth.  Ruling planet Venus.

Taurus Horoscope for November 2017

This month is another one full of the unexpected, Taurus, and yet also full of profound intuitional wisdom to the extent that you can open to it. You are challenged to take up new positions on partnership matters, and in regard to issues with your own pathway forward, and these intersect. There is great good fortune to be found in examining more closely your relationship dynamic, perhaps resulting in shifts to your most basic beliefs. You are in the midst of a significant development of sorting out what you are up to, where your life process is taking you, and to what end. There is also the importance of tuning in more and more deeply to what your inner guidance is attempting to convey to you. In the end these two different ways of obtaining the information that you need may come to one and the same conclusion.

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Gainsburg of Soulsign Astrology . He examines each planet's Sky Factors — such as speed, Earth proximity and brightness, stemming from well before the origins of Western civilization — in addition to chart factors of sign, house, and aspects.

 

This month's Moon becomes Full on November 3 or 4, depending on your home time zone, right in the middle of your sign! Did you know that long before there were round astrology charts, for thousands of years, the timing of the Full Moon was more often treated with fear and dread, then with honoring and celebration? The Full Moon was seen to be filled with its own power and often was described as going unbalanced, erratic and possibly bringing chaos or unfortunate consequences. With this month's Full Moon occurring high overhead in the middle of the night somewhere near your Sun, there's a great opportunity here to not only let your hair down but to embrace more of your lunar self (your "luna-cy") in her full pleasure. What's delicious for you? What do you want to immerse yourself in? No need to rush it. A great way to deal with celestial energies that are bigger than you is to make a concerted effort to slow way down inside yourself, to take each moment more carefully, making it easier to love what arises. Enjoying how the clothes feel on your skin, or the temperature of the air when you are outside, these are good examples of this shift in your inner pace.

You've also got a hidden ally this month, specifically in regards to letting go of inhibitions. With Jupiter invisible in the skies through the 14th and Venus disappearing from view and distancing from Earth, anything that doesn't go exactly your way may become the invisible seed of something new to show up in the first few months of 2018. The combination of a Full Moon in Taurus with Jupiter in its relative position to the Full Moon, provides an uncanny opportunity to "play in a safe space" or "open deeply within a sacred space".

More about this November 3rd Full Moon: the Moon loves being in Taurus as it's a naturally strong place for Lady Luna. How this plays out is it gives you much easier ability to utilize your own lunar energy in the way you want without becoming locked up by our old patterns of emotional reaction, romantic fantasy, or stubborn defiance. You, Taurus, perhaps more than all the other signs, are imbued with a very special ability to receive the blessings of this world, the bounty of the Earth in an intimate way. This becomes an example for others, something to cultivate, and for yourself as well.

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Gemini   (May 21 – June 20)   Air.  Ruling planet Mercury.

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Gemini Horoscope for November 2017

This is yet another month of startling occurrences, Gemini, and surprising departures from any kind of norm. Your self-expression is expanding in novel and uniquely different ways that lead you toward new models of service to the surrounding collective. These in turn reflect back to depth explorations of your own inner world, as well as close encounters of the most significant kind. There is a mystical side to your musings that you do well to somehow incorporate into more practical planning and reality assessment. You could also encounter a critical voice inside your head, perhaps externalized as emanating from trusted partners, that can only be lulled into background noise by a determined effort to accentuate the positive, and the progressive, as you make your way forward with new eyes. Everything is on the table, and all bets are off, enabling a far vaster conception of your potential than you ever before believed possible.

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Gainsburg of Soulsign Astrology . He examines each planet's Sky Factors — such as speed, Earth proximity and brightness, stemming from well before the origins of Western civilization — in addition to chart factors of sign, house, and aspects.

 

Your ruling planet Mercury is an Evening Star this month and spends most of it brightening each evening after sunset over the western horizon. He's shining his message to you to avoid becoming deterred by errant, unimportant concerns in your pursuit of those interests or goals you've been working towards for most of 2017 or even before. You know about yourself how distract-able you can be some of the time. This month would NOT be the time you want to fall into that trap; there's too much potential for legitimate learning! Find the discipline to keep on the scent or trail you've already proven you want to pursue. The more consistent or loyal to it you are, the more unexpected synchronicities will come your way. To "syn-chronize" with the universe is to live and create ?"in step with Time," discovering the hidden meaning behind apparently meaningless coincidences. This is thrilling when it happens and the heavens seem to be gifting you with an abundance of them.

The first couple of days and nights of November will feel comfortable and interesting for you. Enjoy the many conversations or learning opportunities that come to you through different friends in your life, perhaps making new ones centered around common interests. But after the sixth of the month, some of them may disappear from your text feed. Don't take it personally, your astrology this month is encouraging you to go your own way and not wait around to accumulate the opinions of others or spend too much time googling that vacation spot you've been eyeing for a while.

The other side of the same coin this month is the apparent wall you keep running into, like an invisible firewall blocking you from only certain sites. It might feel like Big Brother is keeping tabs on you making sure you stay in line but that's really not it. What your stars are saying is You Are Onto Something Big but you may not be getting how awesome it can be, what potential is here.

Please, stop thinking small and go for the bigger picture and keep that feeling or sense it gives you close to your heart. Because the latter half of the month through the end of the year might have you retracing your steps or inadvertently allowing doubt to creep in. To sum up, this could be something big so find the stamina to keep going even when it seems like there's no point or room to continue. There is; it might just take digging deeper into yourself.

 

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Cancer   (June 21 – July 22)   Water.  Ruling planet is the Moon.

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Cancer Horoscope for November 2017

A month of sheltering and paying close attention to your own garden, metaphorically speaking, paradoxically leads you, Cancer, into new horizons with regard to your relationship with others. Over the closing weeks of October, you have been settling into your own skin and leading yourself into what feels a more natural mode of self-expression. Changes on the home front have propelled you into sudden alterations in professional choices, ultimately positive. With the November 3rd Full Moon, you find yourself blossoming with greater surety. As the month continues to unfold, some degree of relationship transformation becomes inevitable. You are all the while coming nearer to your heart's desire in terms of your true life mission, so that it is vital for you to pay attention to what your angel guides and Higher Self are whispering in your ear. The messages may be subtle, and yet they are extremely valuable as you navigate the tricky waters of these fractious times.

 

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Gainsburg of Soulsign Astrology . He examines each planet's Sky Factors — such as speed, Earth proximity and brightness, stemming from well before the origins of Western civilization — in addition to chart factors of sign, house, and aspects.

 

This month, it would be great if you promise yourself you'll take your time with the new attraction in your life, be it a new fling (friend, partner, lover) or a new thing (car, computer, dress, watch)... whatever's bright and shiny now for you. Even better would be to avoid any big commitments at all until the last week of the month, commitments being anything you might regret later. The reason for the warning is you might not be as clear on what you want as you're telling yourself.

There's nothing wrong with your instincts. It's just that in the first two weeks of November you may discover that any neediness in you gets stirred up. Something we desperately need or believe we can't live without is not something we authentically desire from our soul and heart. We're simply subconsciously seeking to satisfy a craving from some time in our past. So these apparent needs of yours aren't as real as they may feel.

And these wants and desires are nothing compared with the opportunity that lies waiting for you in the second half of the month. On the surface, the Moon meets up with Venus in Scorpio in your house of fun, creativity, intimacy and play, and you're encouraged to do just that: have some fun! But underneath, deeper waters are stirring. This Moon-Venus meet up will usher you into a two-month period of descending deeper into getting super honest with yourself, especially about things that might still sting a bit, that you still hold attachment to or have an agenda around.

What's all this leading to? A real gem this month is the opportunity for more of your own authority or sovereignty to return home into your body. Don't get this wrong, the likelihood is you'll meet some kind of challenge — emotionally or possibly financially — but this is the chance to stop identifying yourself by how well you manage your emotional needs and start associating more with your vitality, the power of Love. When tapped, your true power is unaffected by the monthly ebb and flow of emotional drama or superficial concerns.

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Leo   (July 23 – August 22)   Fire.  Ruling planet is the Sun.

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Leo Horoscope for November 2017

This is a big month for you, Leo, when surprising new awareness continues, with consequences for both public and more private concerns. You have a set of peer-to-peer interactions and communicative outreach that is productive of great insight when you cultivate and harvest the gains, and which may feel somewhat startling for both its intensity and its departure from the tracks of ordinary consensus views. These interactions flower in career choices that are equally strange and wonderful, and that take inner realms deep within you more sincerely into account. Your tendency for mystical revelation peaks mid-month. Over the final two weeks of November you will be busy with family, nesting, and with keeping your own house in order. All the while you are making great strides in enunciating a more carefully articulated vision of what your life mission might actually consist of, once you separate out the superficial and go for true depth of purpose.

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Gainsburg of Soulsign Astrology . He examines each planet's Sky Factors — such as speed, Earth proximity and brightness, stemming from well before the origins of Western civilization — in addition to chart factors of sign, house, and aspects.

 

For the first 3-4 days of the month, if you're second-guessing your rejection of an offer (for anything really) or a fun trip, that's when the window of opportunity is still open to you to accept. After that, it may seem like you've missed the bus. At that point, it pays not to resort to jealousy or regrets. You made your choice. One great insight into true maturity in someone is that they never doubt their choices, they never regret, they don't envy. This really puts us to the test especially our choices led to results we don't want or didn't see coming. This month's theme for you is Growing In (rather than Growing Up), and Embracing Yourself, warts and all.

November 10th and 11th may bring you a new assignment in your Embracing You project: someone or ones show their true colors and you feel tricked, let down or hurt through the 18th. You might want to remember that legitimately embracing yourself means accepting that you made a mistake, and dealing honestly and fairly with yourself first and foremost; no need for blame, resentment or revenge. The final two weeks of the month contains a focus on house, home and family. Ask yourself, what's currently front and center in your life? This means whatever you are engaged in making your home, your base, by all the attention you're putting there. Get how that works? More than all the other signs, Leo, what you put your shine on is what you become known and remembered for, and IS what you attract to you.

The last week of November, including the US holiday of Thanksgiving, brings further transformation to bear, with an expanded worldview that perhaps allows you more space, and more room to reconnect with your longer-term goals. This is a great time for engaging in self-reflection. It might be that long hikes, bike rides, or travel will allow you to get and stay involved in your own thought-stream.

 

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Virgo   (August 23 – September 22)   Earth.   Ruling planet Mercury.

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Virgo Horoscope for November 2017

It is an interesting and non-standard month that is coming up for you, Virgo. Your sense of intuitional realities that speak to you from deep inside yourself is very strong, and leads you to some unusual conclusions concerning life and love. Home and family concerns predominate starting Sunday, November 5th. Partners are on a pedestal these days, perhaps the object of fantasy projection, or sometimes just confusing. The important thing to remember is that there are indeed further and more profound dimensions to your experience than you can easily imagine. You are simultaneously and paradoxically also grounded in practicality, with potentially a new beginning this month to your material circumstances, such as a surprise legacy, or maybe it is an inheritance of unexpected wisdom that you are due for. In any case you are growing in awareness of what motivates you from within, which is perhaps your most important take-away.

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Gainsburg of Soulsign Astrology . He examines each planet's Sky Factors — such as speed, Earth proximity and brightness, stemming from well before the origins of Western civilization — in addition to chart factors of sign, house, and aspects.

 

This month you may find yourself in situations where you come to face some of your limitations. Not all of them, but a few may become especially highlighted this month. And it may not be all that comfortable. But you likely know how to deal with your limitations, right?

At some point this month, Mercury will square your Sun, as Mercury comes closer and closer to Earth in its orbit. Its approach could increase your internal pressure on yourself to get it right, to not fall behind or perhaps to even come in early on your deadline. This pressure is a normal phase of the planet's orbit around the Sun as experienced here on Earth. Mercury's approach may feel like the room you're in turning warmer and warmer without you touching the thermostat. What would you do in that situation? How about, stay hydrated and open a window, instead of only focusing on who did what wrong. In other words, take care of yourself first and avoid blaming.

Some of these limitations or issues might be a kind of severe, aggressive expectation on others or yourself, assuming you're right and have nothing new to learn, or criticizing or punishing unfairly. When they pop up, you might not feel them as strongly as described here, but if you're the kind of Virgo that takes healing or self-transformation seriously, you'll know that the first awareness of an issue never gives us the whole picture. It really take patience and plenty of forgiveness (of ourselves) to allow the complete attachment or fear to show itself. While it's always easier to point a finger at the external reason for any difficulties that appear, an internal reaction to an external problem proves there is something that you need to look at with greater depth.

 

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Libra   (September 23 – October 22)   Air.  Ruling planet Venus.

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Libra Horoscope for November 2017

This is a watershed month for you, Libra, and one with important shifts in your understanding of your fundamental mission statement. The impact of current or potential partners for you is also up for renewed awareness and reconsideration. You are making something of a fresh start following the recent New Moon in your sign, from the final weeks of October. Mystical forces are coming into greater visibility for you, continuing into the present. Some of the evidence has accumulated from observing surprisingly coincidental events, and other synchronicities, leading to unexpectedly close connections, or perhaps fluctuations within existing relationships. At the time of the November 3rd Full Moon, partnership comes into even greater focus. Unexpected gains are likely in combination with an important other. As the month unfolds, you are led as well to a significant shift in your most basic values. As you come to a better understanding of your true destiny, this involves personal interaction.

 

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Gainsburg of Soulsign Astrology . He examines each planet's Sky Factors — such as speed, Earth proximity and brightness, stemming from well before the origins of Western civilization — in addition to chart factors of sign, house, and aspects.

 

A wonderful way to begin your November, for all Libras, is by engaging in a ceremony or personal prayer ritual for inner strength. Not saying anything bad is headed your way, but sometimes Life hands us experiences that we don't feel prepared for (even if it is what we deserve). That prayer for strength is like having a motivational meeting with your own Soul. As for all of us, you could do with more inner strength in the face of challenging times.

Your ruling planet Venus is disappearing from our skies and pulling further away from Earth. It's a time for you to take very honest stock of what you need to surrender now. This doesn't have to be something that's not working for you. When you look around in your home or in your social life or in your work life, what wants to be let go of (even if you think you're not ready to let go of it)?

Let's face it, you sometimes you go a little far with the social pleasantries just to give others no reason to not like you. This month would be a time to surrender those too. The reason is that you want all your available energy at your disposal now. The extra energy it takes to maintain social etiquette (even online etiquette) you'd do better to retain it for when you really need it.

In the middle of the month, Venus meets up with Jupiter. Astrologers call this a conjunction, but this one is special. Venus and Jupiter will be so close together (as seen from Earth) that it will look like they are one shining light in the sky. You'l want to watch that some areas of your life don't get out of control or grow too fast. It would be easy for that to happen. While there's time, ask yourself: Do you believe there can be too much of a good thing? If you do, you'll likely catch yourself before letting things spiral into excess. If you don't, the latter half of November may give you a direct experience of "more is not always better."

 

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Scorpio   (October 23 – Nov 21)   Water.  Ruling planets Mars, Pluto.

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Scorpio Horoscope for November 2017

This is quite a remarkable month for you, Scorpio. You are birthing yourself into new life over the course of an active month, and in some sense the baby has already appeared. You are taking your inner world more seriously into account as you do so. This is a big month as well for partnership connection, especially in the timing of the November 3rd Full Moon, when surprising information and unexpected encounters become your new norm. Your self-expression has taken a mystical turn lately, rising up almost unbidden from within you, defying gravity. Messages keep arriving from deep inside. As you more thoroughly explore your depths, seeking answers that arise from no other source, you may encounter startling information regarding hidden desires, and what truly motivates you. Although something seems also to hold you back, you are closer than ever to embracing your true purpose for this lifetime and just going with it.

 

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Gainsburg of Soulsign Astrology . He examines each planet's Sky Factors — such as speed, Earth proximity and brightness, stemming from well before the origins of Western civilization — in addition to chart factors of sign, house, and aspects.

 

Welcome to your month, and what a month it is! Your ruling planet, Mars, appears as a Morning Star now, rising higher each morning at sunrise. You might know that you never shy away from power, what about when that power is inside of you? It's the best kind right? With Mars becoming brighter each day, you could be finding more resiliency or stamina in a power struggle you're involved in. Remember, power struggles don't always need to be with other people. They can just as easily exist between different facets within us. The net result of this intra-struggle is lots of tension. It might be a good idea this month to do a check-in with yourself about how much you really want the tension. If you don't mind it then don't change a thing. But if the tension is getting old, or you're seeing adverse side effects, find an outlet, some kind of creative, athletic, competitive or sexual activity through which you can return to more of a balance.

Mars is rising higher and higher each morning while Venus on the other hand is descending into her underworld realm in your sign. You're in the early stages of a longer process of accessing and integrating an inner union of your feminine and masculine energies. What would be fantastic would be dream work, shamanic healing, regression or other modality which helps you bring to light unconscious issues. Remember that this is the underworld realm, where the rules of reality in the outer world don't apply.

You must remember though, to stay alert within mind and heart and body: there are never shortcuts to this. And there may be surprises along the way designed to show you exactly where and how much you're trying to hold onto control, rather than flowing with your experiences in a grounded, open manner. You have a lot available to you this month. You benefit when you don't push it, and just let the changes or next steps present themselves to you. This is especially so on the 18th, when the New Moon forms in your sign.

 

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Sagittarius   (Nov 22 – Dec 21)   Fire.  Ruling planet Jupiter.

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Sagittarius Horoscope for November 2017

An interesting November awaits you, Sagittarius, with an intensity of inner realizations and over-all adherence to the norm, although with also exciting departures from it. You are two-sided this month, both in terms of reality testing and also for the variety and strangeness of your self-expression, which operates in fits and starts, sometimes with and sometimes against the grain of the surrounding social milieu. The New Moon from the latter weeks of the previous month triggered new plans and a determination to take your experience to the limit, in the direction that seems most deeply connected with inner longings, an important theme for you right now. By the 18th you are living out a mystical side of yourself, which feels exhilarating although at times perhaps a bit confusing and destabilizing. You benefit from applying yourself to the highest, and from learning to trust the cosmos that directs you, and allows you to fly above your doubts and confusion.

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Gainsburg of Soulsign Astrology . He examines each planet's Sky Factors — such as speed, Earth proximity and brightness, stemming from well before the origins of Western civilization — in addition to chart factors of sign, house, and aspects.

 

What happens when you throw both your strong beliefs and society's need for you to play by its rules into a jar, close the lid and shake until your wrist aches? Welcome to November, Sag! Some spectacular sky events are in your sky this month. Mercury in your sign will separate from the Sun on the 16th and shortly thereafter attain his maximum brightness as an Evening Star (appearing in our western skies after the Sun sets). Whenever Mercury reaches this point in its cycle with the Sun, there is something magical or special or shining that is yours to share with the world. What might that be? Your intellectual prowess would become clear for all to see. Are you ready for that, or do you prefer to stay out of the limelight? Either way, you are in for a magical month that will remain long in your memory as a watershed for your own sense of yourself as an evolving being.

At the same time, Saturn the Lord of Limitations, is taking his laborious time to complete his cycle with the Sun. Each evening he appears dimmer and descends lower in the sky. One of the absolute givens about living on Earth at this time is none of us can escape at least some of the rules of the society in which we live. It doesn't much matter how much you don't agree with them, unless you're willing to make a seriously huge sacrifice, you won't be escaping the ways that you are expected to abide by the laws of your neighborhood, county, state or province, country, not to mention religion or spiritual belief. That's a LOT of subtle energetic pressure on you to conform.

With these two powerful forces at play this month, what will you aim at? This combination of Mercury highest and brightest and Saturn laying down the law — and not sticking around to discuss it — seems to want to force you into a choice. Which one will you emphasize, follow and champion, progress or holding back? This is one of the key stories that will play out in the heavens for all of us with you leading the way.

 

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Capricorn   (Dec 22 – Jan 19)   Earth.   Ruling planet Saturn.

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Capricorn Horoscope for November 2017

You are in for another big month, Capricorn, one in which you are very involved with both inner and outer concerns. You are geared for achievement in career and profession, although with unexpected fluctuations there. It is too early to tell their ultimate outcome, so that it is best not to rush to judgment about what is transpiring for you until all the returns are in. The Full Moon of November 3rd provides balance and further information. The interior work in which you are engaged leads you to a better understanding of yourself and of your deepest values, preparing the way to the next stage of your ongoing future evolution. Your most important investment at this juncture might be to these inner realms, springing from hidden reservoirs and underlying all that you accomplish in the surface layers of your psyche. You are finding your way forward into a greater alignment between these two worlds, to your ultimate advantage.

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Gainsburg of Soulsign Astrology . He examines each planet's Sky Factors — such as speed, Earth proximity and brightness, stemming from well before the origins of Western civilization — in addition to chart factors of sign, house, and aspects.

 

The first week of the month, you'll be supported in your business endeavors. Sure, it's in your nature not to jump at every opportunity that comes your way and that's what's shored you up, at least to this point. But November's first week may present you with something that even you can't deny is interesting and worth consideration. Lady Venus this month is bringing some balance to your ally, Mars, who seems to be more interested in working a lot than working well or smartly. It helps when you can be extra discerning this month, and through to the end of the year, not to get stranded in do-loops that have little promise of tangible rewards.

Venus will leave her Mars partnership on the 8th of the month and with her departure leaves the balancing of Mars' doingness. It is a good point to remember, too, that this Mars-Venus tag team in support of your career or business didn't just magically start at the start of the month. If you look back to the latter half of October you might see that this trend began around then. So if you don't take advantage of Venus' unique ability to bring out the best in Mars, it just means you're waiting for another opportunity in the future. And, even after Venus departs the Cap Support Team, Mars is still working and working hard for you; it' in his nature. Best practice is to commit yourself to working with Mars rather than against him (or yourself). This means finding good outlets for the excess energy that may build up from over-thinking, over-controlling, or under-enjoying what you already have.

The final days of November (and continuing into December) will see Mercury heading into its retrograde directly underneath Saturn, Lord of Realistic Reality. This means Mercury will be in Saturn's courthouse for an extended period of time and can act as his messenger — an announcer of his rulings. The longer any two planets remain in aspect, such as this conjunction, the deeper their commingling happens and the more the sign of their conjunction, which is Sagittarius, materializes through those areas of your life. This may produce an inner conflict between vision and responsibility, between what's possible and what's realistic. Be mindful to be patient when communicating with others on your team — they may need to hear it a few times.

And if you are the type of Capricorn that engages in healing work, the 22nd of the month may prove extra supportive of getting deeper into your shadow self for transformation and growth. It may not be comfortable but any earnest effort in this area now will have the wind beneath its wings.

 

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Aquarius   (Jan 20 – Feb 18)   Air.  Ruling planets Uranus, Saturn.

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Aquarius Horoscope for November 2017

This is a month of changing tides, Aquarius, for what you most deeply value and how you demonstrate these bottom line concerns. You are coming into the first half of November with an unrelenting curiosity about the way that things will concretely work out as you face your prospective years ahead. Your world view is sprouting new buds and flowering branches, being also localized within your inner world as well as your outer, and you seek to apply this newly centered understanding where it counts toward attempting to figure out your own evolving future. With the Full Moon of the first week of November you are adopting a mystical point of view as quite natural to you, alongside more practical considerations. You are making real world hay out of subtle other-dimensional fodder. There could be a level of confusion over material issues including finances, although these disappear when you make the figure-and-ground reversal of assuming Spirit as primary.

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Gainsburg of Soulsign Astrology . He examines each planet's Sky Factors — such as speed, Earth proximity and brightness, stemming from well before the origins of Western civilization — in addition to chart factors of sign, house, and aspects.

 

As much as you don't like to admit it, especially as a future-oriented Aquarius, every one of us has a past. And yours has been highlighted from May of this year and will continue to be through November of next year. What lessons, people, or situations seem to be reappearing in your life now? Are you paying attention or dismissing them as minor nuisances? You might as well accept it — your history isn't going away, and can either be a source of support or a drain on your creativity. To make it the former, it's time to embrace any aspects of your life you believe entraps you. The truth is, nothing can entrap us unless we're not inhabiting that part of ourselves. Rejecting any facet of your being creates the possibility of something else taking up residence there. I'm not saying your uncovering process will be comfortable, but it will always be beneficial.

Ask anyone who knows you well and they' likely agree that your personal banner might read: 'New Reality — This Way!!' But just like the rest of us, you oftentimes require the presence of others to make it happen; there's no use coming out with the next great invention if it won't actually benefit others. This is both an altruistic and capitalistic sentiment.

This month, your focus should strongly land on identifying and attracting those specific people and groups who have something you need to further your revolutionary goals, be it material, emotional, intellectual or spiritual. Your planets, Saturn and Uranus, will deliver plenty of new personnel options to you. You just need to keep an open mind, especially if some of them don't initially match your picture of who's aligned to your goals. This bears repeating — don't look this month's gift horse(s) in the mouth. You never know what a new ally can do for you if you don't stop pre-judging them that they've got nothing for you. Give the new people in your life the chance to surprise you. One of these surprises may come from a new love interest (due to a potent placement of Venus), or someone with whom you share a strong attraction. Whatever shape they come in, Mercury this month is begging you to start announcing your plans, your start-up, your progress, your need, and your excitement! People will listen.

 

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Pisces   (Feb 19 – March 20)   Water. Ruling planets Neptune, Jupiter.

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Pisces Horoscope for November 2017

Your month is sizzling, Pisces, with fluctuations in financial considerations and identity issues that lead to an expansive sense of self. You can either go with this flow, and take your shot at the great rewards of doing so, or choose to stay stuck, thereby exercising your total right to do as you will. You are likely to eventually succumb to the pull of the universe, nudging you into greater possibility and a resultant wider set of responsibilities. The continuation of inner depth researches is quite important to your future well being, transforming your connections to social networks and future plans, as partners benefit. Exploring this mystical side only adds to your practical achievement orientation, also a strong factor for you now. You are engaged in teaching and learning, while your worldview, as well as your fundamental beliefs and values, spirals into a spiritual evolution that shakes up your material steadiness, but for a good cause.

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Gainsburg of Soulsign Astrology . He examines each planet's Sky Factors — such as speed, Earth proximity and brightness, stemming from well before the origins of Western civilization — in addition to chart factors of sign, house, and aspects.

 

Oh you dreamer, you imaginer of amazing things in other realms! This month there are two special events that fall squarely in your favor, although you'll need to take action in this realm, and not wait around for them find you.

November 13 sees two of your allies, Jupiter and Venus, aligning very closely in Scorpio amidst the stars of the Earth Goddess and the Scales. This area of the Living Sky is like a celestial on ramp or portal into learning balance and right use of power. Of course, power itself is never the issue, but how an individual wields it. For the first two weeks of the month, a good idea is to contemplate your relationship with your power and how you've used it, especially for the last five years (since 2012). Be honest with yourself. Has the relationship improved or stayed the same? How do you define power, and what areas of your life does it help you and hinder you? Do you like the experience of feeling powerful — or does it scare you?

While together for their conjunction, Venus and Jupiter coordinate with each other on how to help you embrace more of your power. And then quickly, after the 13th, Venus will disappear entirely from our skies for almost two months while distancing from the Earth. At the same time, Jupiter's orbit will bring him closer to Earth, as he continues brightening as a Morning Star and rising higher each morning before sunrise. So it would seem that more than one area of your life will be reflecting this theme of personal power, especially for the latter two weeks of the month.

Then at the very end of the month, Jupiter and your other guiding angel, Neptune trine one another. These are the two "Great Expanders" of the solar system. While Jupiter will be slightly north of the ecliptic, Neptune will be that amount south. This points out an interesting dynamic. In their configuration together, Neptune is the supporting planet to Jupiter: it would prescient to take material steps toward your plans or goals now, rather than remaining in meditation or relying only on your prayers to materialize them. This alignment can literally manifest magic, as long as you remain steadfast in attending to worldly matters. In other words, you can let the universe do its wonders, while you keep yourself grounded and moving in the direction you desire.

 

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Overview of the Planets this month:

A Surprising and Mystical Month of November

The astrology of November features Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, and Eris. This continues to be a very Uranian time. The Libra New Moon from the last twelve days of October was directly opposite Uranus, and in the same degree of its sign as the degree Uranus occupies in Aries, therefore presaging another month of unexpected events and surprising enlightenment “in the strangest of places.” This is especially so, since the November 3rd Full Moon features another partile opposition to Uranus, this time from Venus in late Libra. The New Moon toward the end of the month also closely aspects Uranus. With Neptune and Saturn additionally emphasized at this time, we have quite an outer planet stew available to us, so that the primary result is to help us grow as individuals, and as humans. As well as his role as the Trickster, Uranus is also the Awakener, allowing us to see beyond where we have been able to go thus far. Saturn represents sticking to the known facts of the matter, refusing to enter new emotional or psychic territory, and his prominence creates something of a tug-of-war within us. The push for moving forward is balanced by the pull to remain in the safety of shallow waters. Add to this prominent Neptune, aspected by the Sun and Moon at the Full Moon near the beginning of the month, and we have the signs of a spiritual mission that we each are undertaking, to move beyond previous limitations.

Also this month, the Full Moon in Taurus comes with a numinous factor, namely the close aspect that the Sun and Moon make to the other-dimensional planetary archetype of Neptune. There is practicality in the sign of the Moon itself, and yet this contrasts with the unreality – at least in terms of the physical – that Neptune brings to the equation. With Neptune activated in his own sign of Pisces, we are never entirely sure of our ground, and must learn to embrace paradox as a natural element of life. Things in the earthly plane usually have their binary yes and no, as far as what works, but the nature of the soul presents a subtle misty realm that is either – or both. When we navigate these mystical realms we are exploring the unconscious, which operates by its own rules. It is nevertheless vital that we attempt the exploration.

Another factor in this month’s astrology is the trine between Saturn and Uranus, now coming to its perfection. This reveals the fundamental polarity of these times, between progressive and regressive tendencies within our society; the urge for moving forward with new ideas and the conservative desire to hold back, for reasons of safety. These twin and competing goals are also present in each individual psyche, and you may want to more consciously mediate between them. Do I go or do I stay? Do I take a chance on a new beginning that feels promising, or forever linger in the shallow water of tried and true pathways? It is up to you to decide.

It is worth noting that Saturn also closely connects with the new planet, Eris. This archetype of Feminine Warrior energy in support of deep soul intention has quite recently emerged to be an important factor in charts, as documented in my book, The Tenth Planet. The basic message is that it is up to each of us to make a difference, in whatever way that we can, if we wish to see a future evolution that is to our liking. With Saturn, issues of fairness come to the fore, as revealed in the “Me too” movement that begins the vast job of correcting the documented misdeeds of the past on the part of persons in power, usually men, against those who are not, usually women. The impact of “natural law” is thus revealed, and must somehow be made more available in our rapidly changing society.

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