November Astrology Insights
As with Everyone, So with Each of Us
As 2020 descends into its final months, we’re met with continued intensity in our collective consciousness. As this dramatic time unfolds in the culture and community as a whole, you may find that echoes of these larger collective movements are rippling through the currents of your personal life.
This month appears to be a pivotal one as we reach the climax of a singularly charged and erratic election season and, very likely another peak with this viral pandemic.
What I am noticing most strongly for November is the conjunction between Jupiter and Pluto, occurring for the whole month, with the strongest impact of their blending of energies happening between November 8th - 13th, at 22 degrees Capricorn.
Planetary Conjunction means that 2 or more planets come together at the same point of degree and sign. When this happens, there is a blending of their planetary energies, unifying their individual energies into one.
To break it down...
The keywords for Jupiter are growth/expansion/opportunity. Jupiter creates a bigger expression of whatever energy it’s touching upon, thus magnifying situations and scenarios you’re involved in. Also, in the same sense that it can take a positive situation and heighten it, it can also take a difficult situation and make it more challenging. Either way, Jupiter brings an “opportunity for growth” through the circumstances it opens up.
Pluto, on the other hand, is the planet that brings deep and buried hidden things up to the surface so you can finally confront them. Whether it is long-held psychological or emotional patterns you picked up when you were younger that don’t really serve you anymore or actual situations you’ve avoided dealing with, Pluto’s power calls them up for a chance to bring them into the light so you aren’t continuously and unconsciously being controlled by them. The process, often feeling hard to face, can be very transformative and ultimately healing for you, as you make your way through it.
As Pluto and Jupiter come together in the sky, this Plutonian quality of things lurking in the darkness of the underworld being brought up to the surface, sometimes dramatically and painfully, is being magnified and pronounced by Jupiter’s expansive energy this month.
Therefore, you might expect to find things you’ve consciously or unconsciously held back on and or kept it in the shadows, may come surfacing into the affairs of your daily living, and demand your attention. It could be situations related to your family and friends, intimate relationships, work, and or a personal need for integrity and wholeness within yourself or your life.
To better understand and become clear about how this energy in November affects you personally, it is helpful to be aware that there were 2 other times this year when Jupiter and Pluto were conjunct. Looking at the events of those times can offer context for what’s occurring now as similar themes may be coming up for you again.
The other times Jupiter and Pluto came together in 2020 were: between March 29th - April 6th and between June 23rd - July 1st.
Think back and explore . . . What were the significant situations or things happening in your life, in and around, these dates?
Reflect upon what powerful and transformative energy in your own life has been going on all year and ask yourself, where does it find you now? Whatever that is for you personally, let yourself continue to go through the process, as the whole of November will be a time to bring it all together for you in a new light that is not so much tethered to the challenges of the past.
Other planetary events of November worth noting…
If you have been wondering when Mercury is getting out of retrograde and going Direct, well November 3rd is the day! And… what a wild day it is!
If you don’t know, Mercury went retrograde 3 weeks ago and has its biggest influence on things such as communication, technology, and or unforeseen situations that make it more challenging to get from Point A to Point B. You might have even experienced things like car trouble, delays, or more schedule changes than normal.
These things should all start to seem more clear after Mercury goes direct and even more specifically when it gets out of its post-retrograde shadow time on November 21st.
Please refer to my October Astrology blog for more information on Mercury Retrograde.
Mars is also getting out of retrograde and going Direct on November 14th.
Mars went retrograde on September 9th and has been trailing backward ever since. By the time it goes Direct this month, it will have gone as far back to where it was in July. Therefore, you might find some lingering situations from July are now coming to a place of resolve and moving forward in late November.
Take a moment and reflect on what you were up to in July. Mars is all about taking action on the things you want to have in your life. Whether it is taking the steps to move forward on pursuing your goals or getting you on track with your life purpose.
As Mars went retrograde, you might have felt your energy lagging. After November 14th, your energy may very well pick back up again and things personally and collectively should start to really move forward in ways they haven’t seemed able to over these last few months.
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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.