November Insights + Lunar Eclipse
November begins with Mars's recent shift into retrograde, which will continue through the end of the year. As Mars influences our physical energy, it's an excellent reminder to flow with nature's slower rhythm as Autumn turns into winter. We will also have the power of a Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse this month. If you're in the Pacific time zone, you'll be able to view the maximum peak in the wee hours of the night at 2:59 AM PST on Nov 8th (pre-dawn on Tuesday).
Venus opposes Uranus
11/5/22 - 11/7/22
During the 5th - 7th, Uranus’ influence may revamp your status quo around art, beauty, love, friendships, and romantic relationships. Explore ways to re-invigorate your relationships and access a download to spruce up your freedom of expression for doing the things you love. Are you seeking more excitement and creativity in these areas of your life?
November 5th may be a day where you are engaged in dynamic socializing, connecting with others, and showing up with more of your unique self. You may also hang up that fun art piece that showcases your creative side that you’ve been holding back on. On the relationship side, there could be conversations about wanting to renew or shake up some aspect of your relationship. One of you might be bored with your typical everyday relationship patterns. This brief period can catalyze a spark of change in your bearing for how you express your love and creativity.
Venus Squares Saturn
11//6/22 - 11/8/22
Venus will come into a difficult square aspect with Saturn and brings a serious quality around needing to change things that are not feeling right in your relationship. This distinct flavor of Venus’ expression overlaps and compliments the Venus opposing Uranus energy described in the last section. As Venus explores relationships and creativity through Uranian freedom of expression, Saturn enters the picture, and you may notice the very restrictions you need to get freed up around. Notice where you are stuck from forward movement with your relationship(s), which could become a source of tension inside yourself from the 6th-8th.
When Venus and Saturn come into play in a square aspect, you’ll either want to work something out or perhaps decide this isn’t the right relationship or pattern of relating for you. The focused energy from Saturn over these couple of days may bring your attention toward making dedicated changes inside yourself.
Full Moon Taurus 3:02 AM, PST
Total Lunar Eclipse 2:59 AM, PST
Mercury opposes Uranus
November 8th is a packed day with a Full Moon in Taurus and a Total Lunar Eclipse. At the same time as the eclipsing full Moon, the Moon will also be joining its energy up with the planet Uranus. Both will oppose Mercury in Scorpio, the planet ruling our thoughts and communications.
When the Moon is Full, it means the Sun and Moon are in opposite positions and signs in the sky. Just as the Sun is setting on the Western horizon, the glorious Full Moon will rise on the Eastern horizon. Total Lunar Eclipses occur on Full Moons, when the Earth orbits directly between the Sun and Moon, and the Earth's shadow falls upon the moon, darkening the Sun’s reflected light. You can watch this eclipse in the Pacific time zone. Here are the eclipse times for those feeling motivated to be out of bed in the wee hours as Monday night becomes Tuesday morning: the partial eclipse begins at 1:09 am PST, the maximum eclipse occurs at 2:59 am PST, the partial eclipse ends at 4:49 am PST. If you’re feeling up for such lunacy, ritual, sky-watching, or what-have-you, hopefully, you will have a clear sky to see or at least a suitable break in the clouds.
November 8th is a day to pay attention to and notice what’s happening in your emotional body. The Moon reflects our emotions, and when it’s Full in the sky, we can be more open to what feelings are hovering below the surface. The Scorpio Sun energy of this season can naturally take us deep inside ourselves, and the Taurus Moon can provide a stable ground for whatever arises. However, as the Moon joins its energy with the unstable and erratic energy of Uranus, things can potentially get a little unruly. Taurus is a grounded Earth sign with a fixed and stubborn quality. Therefore, whatever comes up can occur suddenly and with a relentless force.
Uranus connects us to find freedom in our lives, and when it joins the moon, this can be related to seeking emotional freedom. What situations in your life have you felt held down in unhealthy emotional patterns? The nature of Uranus is to feel the urge to break free; in a moment, things can change suddenly. Add the Moon and Uranus energy to the total Lunar Eclipse, and you have the potential to release long-standing emotional patterns that have kept you from indeed being in unity with your present life with emotional coherence.
With the Moon and Uranus in opposition to Mercury, this involves communication with others. It can also be a time to notice what you’re not communicating to another. With Uranus’s strength, you suddenly say what you’ve been holding back.
Lunar Eclipses may not bring a change at the moment, but they can create an opening for change that can come weeks to months after the Eclipse. Notice what changes are taking place inside your emotional world and how this relates to things you need to communicate to others or a significant person in your life. A Scorpio Sun and Mercury can bring it all to the surface.
November 8th is an opportune time to reflect on your emotional body and explore ways to shift patterns that feel unhealthy. What doesn’t come out of conscious effort can bring eruptions from your unconscious. Remember, whatever comes up is helping your feelings be more accessible so you can become more emotionally whole. Allow the Taurus Full Moon to help you get grounded with what’s changing.
Mercury square Saturn
11/9/22 - 9/11/22
Following in the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse conjunction Uranus and opposing Mercury energy mentioned above, we will have Mercury making a challenging Square aspect to Saturn. You may find yourself coming out of the Full Moon energy with more focused layers around your thought processes and how you communicate with others. With Saturn’s influence, you may be in thinking patterns and communications that feel more frustrating and restrictive. Take time to explore this; it will allow you to see more strongly where you hold yourself back from saying what’s on your mind.
Saturn can often have things feeling harder than they are, creating more pessimism inside of yourself. Because Saturn is coming in connection with Mercury, your mind may run into more blocks with thought patterns that can feel hindering. If you notice this happening to you on the 9th, I recommend becoming more conscious of the thought patterns you’re having. Are they holding you back from expressing yourself to others? With Mercury squaring Saturn, these aspects around your thoughts and communications get louder and point to what patterns inside yourself require change. Allow any restrictions you’re noticing in your mind to be a place where you can release yourself and shift into healthier communications with yourself and others.
With astrology, the most helpful advice is always individual and personalized based on your personal astrology birth chart and life situations. Contact me to learn more about scheduling an astrology reading to help you navigate your life in these transformative times.
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Laura Allmacher RN, LAc, has been practicing in the field of medicine for over 20 years, dedicating most of this time to the healing arts and natural medicine. Along with a current acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice, Laura also provides professional astrology readings as a form of a guide to help bring timing, meaning and perspective to deeper life patterns and situations so one can make the most out of their incarnation.