The Holiday Eclipse Season is officially underway, and it often brings important life-changing energies into our lives. Eclipses always bring endings and new beginnings. The influence from an Eclipse can last up to a month or more after its peak, and some folks may have to deal with its side effects for up to a year. Eclipses often shake things up in our lives to create much-needed changes. These energies can force us to do something different or uncomfortable to initiate changes.
A long time ago, many Astrologers and religious leaders believed that Eclipses created bad luck, especially for those in power or authority figures.
Eclipse Season kicks off with a Lunar Eclipse that occurs on November 19. There are always two Eclipses back to back, a Lunar & Solar one.
The Nov. 19 Lunar Eclipse is in the sign of Taurus and occurs at 3:57 AM EST, 2:57 AM CST. This energy is strong and potent because a Lunar Eclipse is basically triple the energy of a Full Moon. So it can be extremely intense and difficult to handle for some people.
During a Lunar Eclipse, we see truths come to light, which has already begun. It’s like taking truth serum. Since we are smack in the middle of Scorpio Season and under the influence of a Scorpio Stellium (3 or more planets in the same sign) involving Mars and Mercury, it’s truth-telling time when lies, secrets, repressed feelings, both hidden or denied, are revealed.
This Eclipse energy is all over us throughout the rest of the year. As information randomly shows up, endings are also very possible. The Scorpio influences were under are ruled by Pluto, which represents endings, transformation, death, and rebirth. So these themes will play out in our lives, as we are already experiencing. Eclipse Season, we tend to see the souls who are at peace with their lives, and are ready to leave, crossover.
The second Eclipse is a Solar Eclipse that occurs on December 4 in the sign of Sagittarius. Solar Eclipses are just the opposite of a Lunar Eclipse and often bring new beginnings. Solar Eclipse can feel draining, but ultimately can revitalize and recharge us after they peak, as we receive interesting downloads of information and learn new and valuable information.
The Holiday Eclipses mark the beginning of eight Eclipses that fall in the Signs of Taurus and Scorpio over the next two years. The fixed signs of the Zodiac, Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, and Aquarius, both Sun & Rising Signs, will be most affected by these energies, but we all can feel them in one way or another. These energies are profoundly strong but can often be felt in subtle ways, so you’ll learn what part of your life they affect over time.
If you’re into Astrology and know how to look up your Chart info, look for where Taurus and Sagittarius are in your Personal Birth Chart, and the House they’re transiting, and what it represents. That part of your life that will be the most affected.
This November Lunar Eclipse may present us with more challenging energy than usual because of the other Cosmic connections between planets occurring simultaneously. At least don’t make any decisions or draw conclusions until it’s over. Gather information during this time and see all that you learn first.
The Solar Eclipse on December 4 will be quite interesting because it connects to the United States Astrology Chart. (Every country, state, and even city in the world has its own birthday and an Astrology Birth Chart!)
Solar Eclipses bring powerful and potent energies into our lives. The December Solar Eclipse comes along with the New Moon, so it’s an excellent time to Set Intentions with the Universe. Make your hopes, dreams, and wishes known. Get your thoughts out of your head and heart and written down, and make some magic happen!
The United States and the Eclipses
On December 4, the Solar Eclipse falls at 12 degrees in the sign of Sagittarius. This placement is interesting because the United States Ascendant or Rising sign is also at 12 degrees of Sagittarius. This conjunction is potent for the United States.
The Holiday Eclipses of 2021 won’t be nearly as destructive as ones in the past, but they still can shake things up quite a bit. This influence will continue through June of 2022. There will be many endings and chapters closing and new beginnings initiated after the Eclipse occurs.
FYI – Anyone who celebrates a birthday on the day before or after an Eclipse tends to have important major events for 12 months afterward.
If you’d like a sneak peek at just how these Eclipses will affect your personal life, then think back to the Fall of the year 2002 and review the theme of that time. Depending on what part of your Astrology Birth Chart, the Eclipses are transiting are the part of your life the Eclipses will affect the most.
These Eclipse energies can take a lot of time and attention away from other parts of your life until the next Eclipses occur in the spring of 2022.
We must balance our responsibilities out in our lives during this time. The best way to do that is through spiritual practices that help you connect with your true authentic self, like meditation and journal writing. But so whatever works for you to stay grounded.
2019 is just around the corner, and the rest of 2018 is going to be anything but boring!
My Astrology-Psychic Readings can provide valuable information that can assist you in making decisions and choices that lead to a successful end of the year. Knowing how to work with these cycles, and your own inner timing can give you that extra edge you need with both your career and personal matters.
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Until next month, whatever you do, enjoy your life!
November 2018 Horoscopes
Get ready folks things are going to get quite wild, exciting, and a bit confusing maybe as there are just so many major planetary shifts this month that we probably will be feeling much differently about certain things by the time we get to December. Expect more details from me over the course of the month, but in the meantime keep this newsletter to refer back to.
The Radical Change maker Uranus enters Aries, Again?
Starting Nov 6th the planet Uranus in Retrograde (backward) leaves the sign of Taurus and goes back into the sign of Aries, where it already was for nearly 8 years! So we have dealt with this energy before (2010-May 2018), but we’ll have to do it again starting now through March 5th of 2019! It’s no easy task living under the Uranus in Aries transit, it’s been one hell of a ride over the last 8 years with Uranus in Aries!! It’s really been a nice change of pace since May of 2018 when Uranus shifted into the sign of Taurus until November 5th!
But now with Uranus back in the sign of Aries, we have no choice but to take this energy head on one last time, as Uranus won’t be in the sign of Aries after next spring again for nearly eighty years! One good thing is before Uranus leaves the sign of Aries again, it will come out of its long Retrograde cycle on Jan. 7th 2019, so this can help take the edge off, as we all can feel this energy in a deep way!
For now, whole Uranus is back in the sign of Aries, we have to face our fears head on and change some things that just aren’t working for us, so we can live the life we really want to and be who we really want to be, if we like it or not! This energy affects us on a personal and global scale. What you didn’t maybe finish last spring, now you get a second chance to do so. Expect the unexpected and one wild winter and spring, especially for all the Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn folks. But either way no matter what your sign, life is certainly not settling down any time soon and either will we. Just make sure to think before you act which can be quite difficult under this influence, it’s going to take being mindful and strategic ahead of time to keep yourself calm.
The New Moon comes together Wednesday, November 7, in the sign of Scorpio.
This energy is intensely focused and gives us deep insight into our problems. But this influence is under a fixed water sign of Scorpio, so what we tend to see is often just the tip of the iceberg. There’s always a whole lot more going on beneath the surface when it comes to Scorpio energy! Some of the themes during this month’s New Moon are subconscious motives, suppressed emotions, and other subtle energies. With this New Moon on the World’s Axis it’s a very karmic and revealing time! There will be lots of chance for changes and expansion in our lives, so it’s an amazing time to “Set Intentions” with the New Moon, and if you don’t know what that is please check out myNew Moon Setting Intentions Blog. This is also right when the elections in the US will be going on, so something that happens during this time will directly affect everyone, as there are major changes coming!
Knowledge & Luck
Lucky Jupiter transits the sign of Sagittarius starting November 7th, 2018 through December 3rd, 2019
This transit can put you on a new path towards some good fortune, depending on just where lucky Jupiter is transiting your own personal “Astrology Birth Chart”, this can show you what part of your life some good luck and positive vibes will come in. You can feel a strong urge to move forward in life, to better help you improve something and to have more freedom to move as you please. Lots of folks will be traveling during this time, because we want to educate ourselves and learn more about other places and cultures, which all in all can help us expand ourselves and make the world a better place. But we must watch our mouths as well, its more difficult not to say out loud or express our thoughts. Use this time to learn, grow, and expand yourself.
Sexuality & Motivation
Mars enters Pisces!
On November 15th, warrior Mars the planet that rules over our passions, aggression, sexuality, and physical drive, shifts Zodiac signs into more sensitivePisces. This means we can assert ourselves more from an emotionally sensitive place, as we are a little unassuming, and more co-operative, cultured, refined, caring, and our since humor can be strong. Listen to your intuition during this cycle. Sexual behavior will also be much stronger, and can very soulful.
Love & Money
Venus Moves out of its Retrograde Cycle!
Then on November 15th a whole lot of changes will be happening. First, off the love Goddess herself, Venus, the planet that rules our love lives and often finances will come out of Retrograde, and many of you will be able to make an important decision about your love life or a close relationship. Money issues will lighten up for some folks, especially if you were already having issues.
While Venus is Retrograde she is at her closest distance to Earth, and in fact, she’s closer than any other planet can actually be! So, a good way to think of her Retrograde is when the Earth and Venus do their dance and bring up all of her themes to the forefront of our lives, so things like relationships, love, and money! Venus is strongly on our minds and in our hearts right now, and she represents whatever involves love, money, relationships issues, jealousy, and boundaries in relationships. It’s a period of time when we should work on listening to our partners, and lovers. Sacrifice some things for your lover so they are happy!
On Nov 16th, Mercury Retrograde begins its cycle in the sign of Sagittarius but is also in a tense Square to foggy Neptune for a few days which may add to the confusion. It might be more difficult than usual to ignore negative thoughts and feelings about other folks, which can make you feel quite upset, uneasy, or even ill. Your dreams might be super strong and extra vivid for a few days, but hard to understand or interrupt. Romantic adventures may be interesting during this time, but remember the difference between fantasy and reality to avoid feeling rejected and embarrassed later.
During the whole Mercury Retrograde cycle, so from Nov. 16th through Dec. 6th, be very careful about what you sign, so things like contracts or commitments of any kind. And don’t try to fit extra commitments into your schedule. This is supposed to be a time of rest and rejuvenation. And not a time to start anything brand-new for three weeks. Back up computers, and be cautious with driving and traveling. It might be difficult to stay on top of the details of your life, especially with all the technology snafus and miscommunication going on. . Take extra precautions to avoid getting sick and to keep your health well, live gently. This cycle runs throughout the Holiday Season so be mindful and do what is best for you, first!
It’s time for a turnabout, and if we are smart we will allow our minds to take a rest and go into some sort of peaceful state during these cycles, as we can then review where we have been. It’s time to get real with yourself and do some self-appraisal which is going to require for us to be extremely open-minded, and usually can only be done by those who are enlighted enough to really love themselves. It’s probably pretty obvious by now that something we have been doing in our love lives, relationships, work, or otherwise isn’t working for us, so it’s time to take new steps and follow our intuition, throw logic out the window during Mercury in Retrograde and listen to your intuition!
Endings & Letting Go
Full Moon on the 23rd
This month’s Full Moon is in the sign of Gemini, in the Pleiades Star Cluster. Since this Full Moon is in 0 degrees of Gemini, it carries a special significance, which emphasizes something fresh can start, and new lessons are handed out to be learned. This may seem like an odd time with the Full Moon coming to a stage of completion. And it also will ride right along with Uranus moving back into the sign of Aries, which means something from our past may come back up that still needs to be fixed or resolved. It’s a time to wipe the slate clean and start over again, and release what you don’t want or need so you can start something new.
Neptune turns Direct and out of Retrograde on Nov 24th
This means we finally will start to gain some clarity again and are better able to make certain decisions based on all that we have learned, thinking back to what has been revealed to us since June 18th when Neptune first went into its Retrograde cycle, as many secrets have come out to be dealt with!
The world has been quite an angry place lately if you haven’t already noticed, and as a result of this collective inner disharmony, we could see some serious anger and violence in the outer world for just a few days as Neptune comes out of its Retrograde phase! This means emotions can run high, which leads to sudden frustrations and bursts of anger. If you want to just simply be reasonable it’s going to take some mindful consideration before you move forward on anything. Actions are sudden and spontaneous so it might prove difficult to allow our minds to not be impulsive, it’s important to find some sort of safe way to express how we are feeling which could just solve the problem altogether.
Finally, we can feel like we are being knocked around by all this Cosmic Activity, but there is every reason to believe that for now on, we can enjoy our daily life a who lot more after we get through this time. As things will start to feel considerably lighter and less tense. Meanwhile, it just depends on where all the planets are lined up in your own personal Astrology Birth Chart, but either at home, with family, in your relationships, and even with our financial problems, things may start to finally be sorted out. Expect some exciting changes on the horizon, and whatever you do think positive to offset down of the challenges we will meet
The FULL MOON occurs on Saturday, November 4th, 2017, at 1:23 AM EDT, 12:23 PM CST
This week’s Full Moon occurs late Friday night, early Saturday morning, depending on what part of the world you are in. And it’s in the strong but loving sign of Taurus, which can bring up certain things like: Money, Security, Love, Beauty, Love, and Food, yes I said food, as we love to nurture ourselves and others when the Moon is in good, solid, stabilized Taurus, and therefore food becomes a strong need and desire for some under this energy!
The Full Moon is actually an opposition, when the Sun in Scorpio forms a challenging energy with the Moon in Taurus. This one is also what’s called a “Cazimi” Moon, because it is particularly close to earth, so certain themes will come into play more strong than usual. This energy brings up some issues around filling the voids in our life and what we are lacking.
Do you feel satisfied with what you have and do you have enough of what you need, and do you feel secure? Wondering if you have enough money, love, food, or security can come up during this Full Moon, and the answers will become quite obvious over the weekend.
Full Moons are about balancing out the two opposed forces depending on what Zodiac Sign they are transiting, and we must look at these energies to understand what we need to be doing to work with this energy and not against it. There is the more earthy, practical, peace-loving, and security minded Taurus Moon and than emotional, power hungry, soul-searching, dramatic Sun in Scorpio. The Moon in Taurus wants you to find something that fills an emotional need or void (hence why food can become a stronger desire), but it wants you to do it in a more simplistic way, finding what works for you in this life. While the Sun in Scorpio draws our attentions to what is more deeply psychological and complex, it draws us to solve the mysteries around us. This Full Moon illuminates this conflict between what is physical (Taurus) and transforming (Scorpio).
This energy makes us feel more passionate, in love, and highly creative! This Full Moon’s energy helps us think of the possibilities and helps us learn through our experiences. Taurus is ruled by Venus and Scorpio by Pluto but also Mars, Venus-Mars are the Cosmic Lovers of the Zodiac, so our intimate relationships are highlighted under this powerfully strong Full Moon, and things like our personal comfort and what we value and our sexuality is going to be super strong right now!
The Full Moon is the high point of the Moon cycle, and it is a time when the energies we started during the New Moon come into being. It is a highly emotional time but also a time of romance, relationships, and strong desires.
The Full Moon in Taurus can also be about abundance and helps remind us of what we already have. But there is a strong Venus/Uranus oppostion that will be very close to this Full Moon, and since Venus rules Taurus, this aspect can be quite significant. This is an awakening to what we are lacking in our life and our personal need to find a new way of doing something on our own, and for many of you issues around your personal security may come up, and concerning your work or career, and especially around your love life! Since the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter are all in the sign of sex itself, Scorpio, issues around our sexuality can also show up now. We need to be doing something that helps us to enjoy ourselves and experience pleasure more often on a regular basis.
This Full Moon is also connected with Jupiter and is harmonizing with dreamy Neptune, as they get closer to make a exact beautiful Trine. This is some nice energy folks that emphasizes fertility (not just having babies), imagination, and those ah-ha moments of realizations or epiphanies that are magical! This energy can bring money, sudden windfalls and just random dumb luck!
This brings in a energy of generosity as our compassion and faith are stronger than usual, we are more willing to make personal sacrifices around what it is we believe in, if it’s for the higher good!
We are about to witness an amazing rare “Super” Full Moon. The closest it’s been to Earth in 70 years! Even if you normally don’t look at the stars, this is an astrological event you don’t want to miss!
The November Full Moon is also called a “Supermoon”, so it will be closer to Earth than it’s been since 1948. Make sure to mark your calendars for November 4th when the Moon appears nearly 15% bigger and it is up to 30% brighter than an average Full Moon. There will not be another Full Moon this close to Earth until November 2034! So pay attention to the sky on November 4th through the 6th and get a glimpse of this beautiful Full Moon experience.
This Full Moon is in the sign of the Bull, Taurus. So all the fixed signs of the Zodiac can experience some serious insight to questions they might have had, the fixed signs of the zodiac are Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, and Aquarius. But no matter what your zodiac Sun Sign may be, you’re going to definitely be affected by this SuperMoon event in one way or another!
How “Supermoons” differ from regular Full Moons?
Full SuperMoons actually shine brighter, look bolder and bigger, and are technically closer to the Earth. Therefore their energy is felt even more strong and intense than with an average Full Moon! Starting tonight the energies will amp up as this Full Super Moon swells to its peak, the energy is exciting and our emotions are very charged up! We can experience abrupt endings and major changes, but also important insight and answers through the 16th.
This Full Super Moon in Taurus lights up the truth and helps us to see the unseen! If there is something you should be aware of, this energy can light the way and show you. Full Moons are a time of endings and a time to let go of things or take something to the next level. This creates turning points in our lives, as this mysterious Full Moons messages come through.
The Full Moon in Taurus is opposing the Sun in Scorpio. This brings a desire to strike a balance between what is secure and stable versus living out our dreams, all at the same time. Because both Taurus and Scorpio are fixed signs, which means they don’t give in or change easily, so it’s more difficult to compromise now no matter what your Sun Sign is, as this energy affects all of us.
This Full Moon being in solid, stable Taurus wants us to stick close to home and in one place, wherever you feel safe, comfortable, and secure. But there’s the flip side to this energy, where we feel very strongly about something more exciting! There are some serious wake-up calls coming, as a big message or big reveal can take place at the time of this Full Moon. This can just simply be a little push from the Universe to help get you on the right path. Even if you’re reluctant, this may be what is necessary to help you make changes.
Let’s this energy Guide you:
It’s extremely important to not allow this strong planetary energy to put you in some kind of crazy situation, where there are power plays involved with others, instead stay focused on what’s important in this moment. The planets are already pushing us to be aware of our own personal truth, so listen to your gut instincts and guides, whether from Earth or the Divine.
This Full Moon will be one for the record books and you might remember it for quite a long time because it’s going to have a profound effect on some area of your life. If you would like to know more about just how this “SuperMoon” is going to affect you and what kind of impact or change it can create in your life. Why not purchase a “Full Moon Report” from me!
I will do the research to help you understand just where to put your energy and focus!