As I am looking at the planetary movements of November I see a paradox between aspects of energy that are open and flowing and also layers that will likely be feeling blocked. The areas where you’ll most find flow and opportunity are with your relationships, especially intimate partnerships. The blocks that may show up are most likely related to feeling challenged by communications or pushing forth on breaking free from things/people/situations that have been holding you back as well as the things you’ve been restructuring in your life.
Not to fret, these things will eventually come around and be able to move along as they evolve in the right timing and flow. This November is a good month to remember - Everything in life needs to be blessed with time and patience for it to grow into exactly what it was meant to.
Hold all your projects and processes with faith and patience, or this month might bring on edges of frustration and restlessness for you. Take a moment . . . breathe . . . if you start to run into too many obstacles . . . slow down and connect to the bigger picture.
November 6th - 14th
Mars and Mercury in Scorpio Square Saturn in Aquarius
Strongest Nov 10/11th
As Mars and Mercury join up together in Scorpio, they make a challenging aspect to Saturn. The combo of Mars and Mercury can add a flare of strong and direct communication to or from others that are then challenged by you or another. Saturn’s questioning voice of: “Are you sure this is the right way to think and go about this?” may feel frustrating. Almost like an authority figure coming in and challenging your thoughts and ideas. This may even be your own voice inside yourself challenging and questioning you.
If this arises for you, maybe your first instinct will be to fight back and want to force your view even stronger. If so, this is where issues may arise. These conflicts (internal or external) are really helping you re-evaluate something for yourself. Take a moment, step back and see what all the options are. Maybe there is a better way. This process may feel like a block to progress, but ultimately it will help you make sure you’re moving about and communicating in the most effective way.
Sometimes this may solely be about moving past fears - fears around saying the things you need to say and doing the things you want to be doing. Saturn can get us in touch with our deepest fears, so if you find this showing up for you in the first half of November, spend some time with it . . . Invite your fears in for a cup of tea! Recognize how they have been holding you back and what steps you need to take to move past them.
November 13th - 22nd
Mars in Scorpio opposes Uranus in Taurus
Strongest on Nov 18th
Mars is how you take action in your life, Uranus is the visionary, creating new pathways for freedom and self-expression. These planetary energies are opposing each other in November. You want to do things your way and others want to do things their way. How do you integrate the two ways and create a new and third way out of the situation? This is what is being asked of you during the second half of November.
Your actions may be challenged by others and you may start to feel impatient and want to just break free and go your own way. This instinct could be dictated by an old habit of yourself that’s not really in alignment with who you are anymore. However, with Uranus active, new approaches are being shown to you. Allow this in. As you do, you’ll be tapping into new versions of self-expression that feel more enlivened, evolving, creative, and real.
The challenge is to let the new parts in! Again, it takes time to integrate the new with the old and so patience really needs to be called upon here.
November 14th - 25th (strongest Nov 20th), Venus Trine Uranus
November 10th - December 11th, Venus Sextile Mars
From Nov 10th to well into December, Venus (our relationship planet) will be making positive aspects with both Uranus and Mars. Uranus is the planet of sudden opportunities for freedom, newness, and excitement and Mars is our other relationship planet - packed with action-oriented courageousness that just goes for it.
Therefore, as all the other challenges mentioned above that are going on in November, in the backdrop are these overarching relationship opportunities to move forward with your partnerships, creating new pathways of being together. Exciting times for new relationships and renewal and sparked growth in longer ones as well.
November will be a time to freshen up, move out of old habits, and move forward with intention in our significant partnerships. With Venus in a harmonious aspect to Uranus it’s a great time to be spontaneous . . . surprise your partner or yourself with out of the ordinary, unexpected plans for doing new inspired projects or exploring new recreation and delights. This is especially true November 14 - 25. That’s an ideal time to set new intentions for relationships or playfully brainstorm ideas. Going forward until December 11, the sextile of Venus by Mars puts wind in your sails for action. It’s an especially good time to make good on those exciting new ideas for your relationships.
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.