＊＊＊ Aries: November 2016 ＊＊＊
BUDGETS, BANKS, HOUSES, APARTMENTS, BUSINESS, POSSESSIONS
You begin November on the back of a decisive New Moon in your zone of budgets, banks, apartments, houses, business, charity, possessions and so on. If you have your eyes on the future and are expecting some kind of outcome in November 2017 (and you made your start near Halloween) then your timing is stunning. In fact, Aries, a great deal of what you are setting up now will reward you in one year’s time, as Jupiter the planet of opportunity, growth, win-win solutions and good fortune is poised to hit this zone of your chart in a major way in November 2017. Even the short-term will show you how to protect the future, how to insure yourself or the plan, and so on. Near the 2nd and 8th in particular you will be shown a way to honour the saying ‘prevention is better than cure.’ In other words, stop something from becoming an issue, before it has a chance to develop. It may never come to pass at all, but you are in a very good position to lock things down securely. The Full Moon, which you will see across the 13th, 14th, 15th of November is a full stop on the story. You will have to pause then and figure out contradictions within yourself, or within others – or polar opposites in the world outside. One example of this might be your crowdfunded project where people cannot agree on the payment method. Another example might be your sharemarket situation. A Full Moon is always the right moment to take a deep breath and figure out compromises and practicalities.
WORKLOAD AND BODY
The connection between your body and your unconscious mind is more obvious in November. How are you programming your life, without necessarily knowing what you are doing? The body has an interesting way of acting out what you want, by delivering particular issues that get certain results. In astrology this is down to the Pisces-Virgo axis of your chart. Pisces rules what lies beneath. What is hidden. What is far below the surface. Since 1846 this sign has been associated with the spirit, soul or unconscious self. Virgo rules your physical condition. How your body affects what you do, and who you are. A chain of patterns in your chart this month urges you to look at this more closely. One example of this is the dancer who hates his job; does nothing about it; twists his ankle; stops dancing. Beyond wanting to avoid particular work, university or unpaid work situations via the body – there is also the interesting question about what we want, and how we get it. If the unconscious desire for X, Y or Z is very strong, sometimes the body will deliver particular health issues which meet the desire. The Pisces-Virgo axis of your chart is like a driverless car. Now, you can look for what or who is driving your journey. The 5th, 6th, 17th and 22nd are ideal days to start looking.
TRAVEL, FOREIGNERS, PUBLISHING, EDUCATION, OUT-OF-TOWNERS, RELIGION, BELIEFS
That is a very long list (above) for you Aries, but you may find a couple of items cross over. So in November, you may be a Londoner dealing with Brussels officials who want to talk about the future of passports (foreigners and travel). Or, you may be writing your blog (publishing) only to find that the issue of your personal beliefs about religion becomes the chief topic. However this pattern shapes up for you, take your concerns seriously enough to slow down and find some expertise and experience to help you. You have already been through one, very heavy, unavoidable story with this. Now, in November and December, you have more choices to make. The more you broadly canvass opinion, the more widely you read, the more pros you ask for answers – the better. Next year will be a great deal easier than 2016 ever was, but this cycle is not going anywhere fast. Consequently, given the epic bridge you have to cross at the end of November, you may want to gather all the maps, guidebooks, first-hand advice and the rest, along the way. I know you have other people and situations competing for your time, but the outcome of this will affect you for months so it is really important that you find the very best strategy to lean on, you can.
＊＊＊ Taurus: November 2016 ＊＊＊
PARTNERS – PAST, PRESENT, POTENTIAL
The New Moon in Scorpio on Sunday 30th October has put you on a new path with your former, current or potential partner for 2017, so in around one year’s time you will realise that the new attitudes, discussions or developments of late October through November 2016 were actually the beginning. By 2018 you will be in a very different place with this person, partly as a result of the discoveries you make about yourself now. Taurus, if the issue is your enemy, opponent or rival rather than your opposite number in life – November will move things onto a new footing. Again, in about one year, this benefits you. Over the short term, Wednesday 2nd November and Tuesday 8th November (allow 24 hours either side) help you make firm moves to protect the future, where this man – or woman – is concerned. The Full Moon near Monday 14th November which you will feel across November 13th, 14th, 15th is a moment of truth, when you get to see how your tactics since October have paid off. This is a bridge to cross, with (or for) this crucial other person in your life, no matter if the partnership or the battle is your top priority then. Once you have crossed it, you are on your way to a very interesting period, starting October 2017 when stunning solutions and open doors in your personal life will change your agenda in regard to dating, marriage, and so on.
TAURUS AND THE VIRGO-PISCES CLASH
The friendships you have, the frenemies you have, the acquaintances you know on Twitter and your social life requires answers. You need to be highly strategic about this, after months of random free-floating, thanks to a series of clashes between get-real Virgo and wafty Pisces near the 5th, 6th, 17th and 22nd of November. You can’t just leave things to chance with these people. You do need to look at boundary issues. One example would be working with one or more friends, only to find out that after-work drinks blur the lines between what is sensible in terms of the pecking order between you - and what is not. There may be some confusion about roles, rights and responsibilities within the group; it’s rather like a band going back out on tour only to find out that the drummer is acting like the lead singer. Taurus, you are an earth sign and are famously grounded when you have to be. Plant your hooves on the ground over the dates above and try to clarify, contain and control. The other issue now is courtship, babies, children or Millennials. The natural protection you had for the last 12 months has gone, so you can no longer just assume everything will work out fine, with zero effort from you. In fact, you need to take an entirely new approach and be quite canny about how you’re going to play this.
MONEY, PROPERTY, BUSINESS.
Saturn is putting you through your paces in November, making you take one hurdle after another, leading to what appears to be both a finishing line, and a new marathon, from the New Moon on Tuesday 29th November. It will come as a relief, actually, as Saturn transits always become easier once you are roughly over the halfway mark. That is where November finds you, as the most demanding cycle in 29 years has parked you in a tough place with your investments, income, net worth and so on. Perhaps you found your shares dropping after Brexit, or maybe you are just dealing with big companies being Scrooge McDuck. In any case, take your time with the facts and figures in November, as what you begin, just near the very end, will influence you for another 12 months. The cycle as a whole ends at Christmas 2017. In the meantime, trusted, tried and tested advice from those with experience and expertise would be a very handy thing to have.
＊＊＊ Gemini: November 2016 ＊＊＊
WORKLOAD, LIFESTYLE, BODY
You are now well and truly into the next phase/new phase of your working life, with the emphasis on how you look after yourself, as well as how you serve other people. A series of transits since the final quarter of 2012 has made this entire four-year period a real milestone in terms of the work you do, the way you perceive duty and service, and the realities of your body these days. Better than anyone else in the zodiac, you know that there is a very delicate relationship between how you feel about your job/degree/parenting and your physical condition. Gemini, you have done the hard part. Now comes the next massive step. You still have two long overdue tasks to complete and yet these can be fixed with a few calls and e-mails in November. Now is the time to devote energy and thought, as the 2nd and 8th are all about securing your future. This is particularly relevant with your body, as Hygiea is the asteroid involved, and she is a powerful 2000+ year symbol of the old idea that ‘prevention is better than cure.’ The first fortnight, then, is suited to proactive and pre-emptive yoga, long overdue work/lifestyle balance changes - or new medical insurance. You have a Full Moon to test out your new path around the 14th of November but that is exactly what it is – a chance to see how things are growing since you made your big decision and the opportunity to cut and trim, in order to promote growth. Actually, Gemini, what you pull off with your working life and body in November will begin to reward you, hugely, from October 2017 when Jupiter changes signs. That’s quite a long way off, but when you look back at November 2016 from Halloween 2017, you will see it all really started here. This is a very good month to update your knowledge about specific issues affecting your body and to do more research.
CAREER AND HOME
November really is a sorting hat, to quote Harry Potter, and you will do a great deal of sifting and sorting where your career and home is concerned. The juggling will not stop until you are past a chain of decisions near the
5th, 6th, 17th and 22nd of November. Two things you will really notice now – firstly, the flow of protection and luck with your house, apartment, family, town, household or homeland is no longer carrying you, as it did since late 2015. Cruising and coasting are no longer options, yet even if you have to roll your sleeves up and try harder, it’s nothing you have not done before, Gemini. You now need to get real about the way things actually are, specifically within the family, and where your property dreams from 2015 or early 2016 are concerned. The second thing you will notice in November is the urgent need to contain and control your career. This also applies to study, unpaid work or full-time parenting. Pretty much every week this month you will see why Rules with a capital R need to come back into your life. Without them you can feel all at sea, so if you lost them – get them back – and if you never really had any, make up Rules right now. It will make March 2017 so much easier.
FORMER, CURRENT, POTENTIAL PARTNERS – AND ENEMIES
Gemini are you more motivated by your former, current or potential partner now? Or is November really about your enemy, opposition or rival? Maybe you have key people on both lists. As you go into November take a deep breath and pace yourself. You will be making a dramatic decision about the person and the situation right at the end of the month as the lunar cycle catches up with you. In fact, November-December is all about the inevitable and the unavoidable. People who are sage – experienced, innately wise, or professionally equipped – will be great sources now. Slow down and quit looking for fast or easy answers. The truth is, you are having a Saturn cycle which can only happen every 29 years and November-December accents everything in an intense way. Saturn shows who or what stands in our way. The only response is to cut yourself some slack and think in terms of slow progress. On the plus side you are now over the halfway mark of the cycle and once you’ve made your choices at the end of November and come out at the other side of Christmas, 2017 will be a great deal easier than 2016 ever was. Amen to that.
＊＊＊ Cancer: November 2016 ＊＊＊
Courtship, Babies, Children, Millennials
You go into November on the back of a New Moon in your Fifth House, which rules courtship, babies, children and Millennials. You don't have to have offspring to see major stories here - it's rather like Beatrix Potter writing for children and then buying up acres of English landscape to leave to successive generations of young people. In most cases, though, this is about the courtship that gets you pregnant or makes you an Aunt or Uncle one day, if things get serious. It's about your son or daughter. Godchildren. Stepchildren. A younger demographic or audience of Millennials, perhaps.
Cancer, you went through hell in 2013 or 2014 so this recent New Moon, just before Halloween, is very welcome. It propels you into a different kind of month. This is the first November since 2012 when you have had a clear path to the future with no complications, obstacles or obstructions. In fact, you are setting up a wonderful future, as from October 2017 you enter a golden 12 months of solutions, opportunities and open doors. Typical examples include; becoming pregnant, adopting a child; welcoming a new baby in the family tree; marrying a man with children. If you are a Premium Member then you can find out the specifics by using the Comments section for the posts I've written on relationships recently, as every Cancerian is obviously different. In general, though - that was then, this is now. Use the Full Moon in the middle of November to deal with your last obstacles regarding all this. That's what a Full Moon is for.
Work and Body
In astrology, you don't separate work from the body. Your health and fitness (or lack of) dictates how energetic and productive you are. The Sixth House rules your physical state and physical condition, but also your duties and the service you must perform. With Saturn stuck here all year you are dealing with a rather slow, stuck situation which requires patience. This is emphasised in November and December as we begin to see the heavenly bodies gathering in the sign of Sagittarius, which rules your workload on a daily basis, and the relationship you have with your own body too. In the absence of any fast or easy answers there is only a hard-won, hard-nosed, practical and thoroughly sensible decision. It looks like you are more than ready for this from the final week of November. This cycle ends Christmas 2017.
Internet, Multimedia, Travel, Big Ideas
Cancer, there is a fair bit to sort out with your worldwide web or multimedia in November, because we have a ton of oppositions going from your Third House of digital and 'words, ideas, images' to your Ninth House. The Ninth House rules publishing, education and academia, travel and foreign people and places. That is also very likely to be your focus. Oppositions do what they say on the tin. They deliver opposite points of view (you versus others, perhaps, or others who cannot agree among themselves) and also 'polar opposite' situations where you cannot truly reconcile A with B. This means more work for you in November but this sifting and sorting will not go on forever. In fact, the more you did for yourself before 10th September the better off you will be, as you were handed one incredible opportunity or solution after another earlier this year, and the more you worked it, the more relieved you will be this month, as you basically shored things up for yourself - especially online, or with trips away.
＊＊＊ Leo: November 2016 ＊＊＊
HOUSE, TOWN, COUNTRY, APARTMENT, LAND, FAMILY, HOUSEHOLD
There was an important new beginning with your house, town, country, apartment, land, family or household near Sunday 30th October. If your plan is long-term, taking you to November 2017, you will be setting up stunning solutions or amazing opportunities for yourself. Even if you are only thinking short-term, a crucial discussion or signature near Wednesday 2nd November will help you protect the future. A typical example might be mortgage insurance or security measures for your residence. Guarding against risks of any kind is your absolute priority at this time, with a further protective move near Tuesday 8th November. This is essential if you are to feel both reassured and relaxed about your home, relatives, homeland, home town or property interests. One example of this might be local council plans for your street, or a parent’s situation, affecting you. The Full Moon near Monday 14th November will find you dealing with inner conflicts about the situation, or polar opposites, as others cannot agree with each other, or do not agree with you. This helps you refine your ideas about your people or your place. However – if you want an easy life – avoid November 13th, 14th, 15th for major discussions or decisions. This is particularly important if you are redecorating, reshuffling the household or even moving.
MONEY, PROPERTY, POSSESSIONS, CHARITY, BUSINESS, INCOME
Leo, there is nothing you have not seen or experienced before in November, either in recent years, or perhaps in a previous existence! What goes around, comes around, with your money, home, company and so on. The True North Node and True South Node describe repetition, over-familiarity and déjà vu. Of course this means you know exactly what is coming next which is useful. One of the great lessons you have learned in the last five years is the need for rules. Unless you contain and control what goes on, you end up feeling all at sea. This is particularly true near the 5th, 6th, 17th and 22nd of November. The magic word, as always is B for Boundaries. Try not to let yourself or others cross the line.
COURTSHIP, BABIES, CHILDREN, MILLENNIALS
Leo, November and December are crucial for your choices about godchildren, courtship, sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, grandchildren – or the Millennials who might be your target market. You are judged by the example you set to a younger generation, and the next eight weeks require hard work and patience if you are to achieve your best. This also applies to pregnancy, adoption, fostering, step-parenting and so on; Saturn is well and truly making his presence felt, with those born 20+ years after you, or your attempt to bring them into your world. The best way to proceed? Slowly, carefully and cautiously. With the voice of experience or even professional expertise to guide you. It’s all building up to a new beginning close to the New Moon on Tuesday 29th November. This may be the separation of your friends, whose godchild is partly your concern. It may be a new family situation with huge implications for your private life, children or grandchildren. Perhaps your sons are at a delicate stage in their lives. Saturn requires that you neither avoid things, nor freeze in response to them. You have to act. Yet, even as you make your choices as November ends, you are over the halfway mark of the toughest cycle in 29 years. Next year will be a great deal easier.
＊＊＊ Virgo: November 2016 ＊＊＊
VIRGO-PISCES AXIS TRENDS
There is a truckload of karma about matters of reputation, title, appearance and image to work through in November, as you collect points for all the effort you have put in; all the time you have spent; all the energy you have expended in the past. It will feel as if life has come full circle for you and there may even be an odd replay of a situation from years ago, even though the actual details have changed.
Virgo, you also need to be aware of your former, current or potential partner and the fuzzy thinking which may unfold there. It does not have to happen. This is really about honouring boundaries and knowing that sometimes a line should not be crossed, or that new lines have to be very firmly drawn in the sand. If you let yourself, he or she wander all over the place then you will end up feeling confused but also confusing others. This is also true of your enemies, opponents or rivals. Be aware of the need for moats, castle walls and drawbridges more than usual. This is a constant theme in your year, but the clashes along your Virgo-Pisces chart axis now make it very important to straighten things out for yourself. You need to be organised about this person/these people and make sure that your Stop signs and Keep Out signs are doing a job.
THE SCORPIO STELLIUM
There are two significant new beginnings, maybe three or four, involving the worldwide web and you, this month. If you are more interested in aspects of multimedia, writing, public speaking, singing or songwriting – and so on – you will find your own outlet. What you begin now will pay off in about one year from now, as the stunning Jupiter in Scorpio cycle begins in October 2017. By 2018 you will appreciate that what you set up now did actually reward you, long-term. More than anything else, November is about realising that what you did, just to cope with life, from 2012-2015 has now come of age. You obviously had major issues with being heard or read, in those years, for whatever reason. Now, you are living with the results of what you did, just to get by. You stand to gain from those results if you step back from what you have and find a new, better way to work it. There may be one project or piece of technology in particular that would benefit from you finally seeing what you have to gain, even though at the time in 2013 or 2014, it seemed like a huge compromise or climb-down.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS AND YOU
Saturn gives you the basic (very basic) facts about your house, town, country, apartment, family or household when he passes over the lowest point of your chart. That is what you are now dealing with – just the plodding facts. You should remember this is just a phase you are going through and from Christmas 2017 only good things are possible. In fact, you simply will not have a tough outer planet transit like this again, through Sagittarius. You have well and truly done your time with this stuff by Christmas 2017. And now, in November 2016, you can relax in knowing you are over the halfway mark. Sure, you have some tough decisions ahead, either now or more particularly in December. You may have to be very self-disciplined. You also have to be practical, though. You can’t really ignore what you’ve been shown and you have to be a total realist (to the point of being cynical) about the person concerned, their situation, or the place. This may be your mother, it may be your apartment, it may be your country. What follows is just a smart way of dealing, and it will get you through.
＊＊＊ Libra: November 2016 ＊＊＊
SIXTH HOUSE AND TWELFTH HOUSE
Libra, your Sixth House and Twelfth House have so much to say about your work, unpaid work, university degree or full-time parenting. They are criss-crossed by patterns in November which suggest you now need to draw a firm line. One of the issues for you has been the lack of boundaries this year. Now, for very good reasons, you will need to be firm with people or organisations, and change the rules. This is only common-sense and it has to be understood by everyone involved. The alternative is just not practical over the long-term and things are changing in November, so you need to get real about new rules – and so do they. There is tremendous karma, past life debt/credit and even a whiff of reincarnation about what happens this month, too. It will directly involve a secret you are covering up, or a role you are playing behind the scenes, with no recognition or credit. You will probably feel as if you’ve been there, done that. Actions, words and deeds from recent times, but also much further back than that, will return. Same theme song, different lyrics, but you will know the score!
SATURN AND COMMUNICATION
You are moving through a testing time for communication, for whatever reason. Sometimes the issues on this Saturn cycle are physical, so it’s about eyesight, hearing, memory, speech. More commonly you just find aspects of the internet very hard work, or are faced with fundamental issues about publishing, education, multimedia, language, new technology and so on. I really don’t think you could say 2016 has been sweetness and light in this department. You are now approaching the halfway mark of this Saturn cycle, though, and a couple of sensible decisions in December will help you. Next year will be far less heavy, and actually – this is the last time you will have to grapple with such serious questions. Saturn’s stay in your Third House of written/spoken word is the last time an outer planet will hover in this zone of your chart, so what you feel now – in November – is strictly temporary.
NEW FINANCIAL YEAR STARTS HERE
Libra, you came up with some sturdy solutions to your issues with salary, debt, houses, apartments, pension/superannuation and so on, during the tough Saturn cycle of 2012-2015. You did what you had to do. Now, you are in a delightful new phase when you can afford (literally) to be optimistic about the future. In fact, the Scorpio stellium in November is just the start. Wheels are finally turning without impediment, and you will quite rightly feel as if your journey is just beginning. This is true. The start of the journey is very important, too. You need the right mindset. The right support. The right resources. From October 2017 through 2018 you could make or save a lot of money as a result of what you set up now. Take a good, long look at what you have ended up with in your life as a result of that whole 2012-2015 cycle. You may have been just living with this but not really seeing it for all its dazzling potential as an earner or saver for you. The time to ask questions of experts is now.
＊＊＊ Scorpio: November 2016 ＊＊＊
The New Moon on Sunday 30th October promised you a relaunch, rebirth and renaissance from October next year with a different image, look or title. If your plan is long-term, commencing November 2017, you’re in the right place. Even on a short-term basis there is talk about a relaunch, or missing information which would help, near Wednesday 2nd November when you can be quite proactive about protecting what matters to you – and again near Tuesday 8th November. The Full Moon near Monday 14th November is a bigger ask and if you want to sail through this period you may want to deliberately avoid November 13th, 14th, 15th for major discussions or decisions about (for example) weight loss, cosmetic surgery, dental implants – or your reputation, title, photographs, film clips and so on. It’s just housekeeping and no particular big deal but you may want to skip big judgement calls or action plans mid-November as you will already be organising enough on your ‘Me’ agenda anyway. This Full Moon will help you figure out what you want for yourself from your birthday next year when stunning solutions or opportunities arrive for you.
THE VIRGO-PISCES KARMA
The True North Node and True South Node on the Virgo-Pisces axis of your chart describe repetition, rewinds and replays. You will see this with courtship, babies, children or Millennials. You will see it with friends and groups, no matter if these are organised groups (political parties or cricket teams) or purely social tribes. You do need boundaries with younger people, or lovers, near the 5th, 6th, 17th and 22nd of November. This is not exactly a revelation to you, as you have found yourself drifting with these areas of your life in previous years. The solution now, as it was then, is to ring-fence as much as you can, in a free-floating situation. So, for example, if the rules about child custody are causing confusion (and you yourself are confused about the boundaries) it might be time to section off a part of the weekend for contact. Another example would be a secret affair which leaves you feeling in over your head, but can be partly contained by new weekend rules. Scorpio, the group in question has very old karma with you, perhaps in other lives apart from this one. Even though it may seem utterly familiar to you, to walk a certain path with these people, you must walk it.
MONEY, PROPERTY, BUSINESS
November and December are noteworthy for the fact that Saturn is well and truly making his serious presence felt, with a new beginning for your investments, house, business, money, possessions, charity, apartment and so on - close to the New Moon on Tuesday 29th November. Saturn’s other nickname is TINA as There Is No Alternative. You will do what you have to do, Scorpio, and once it’s done – it’s well and truly done. As November ends, you are over the halfway mark of the toughest cycle in 29 years. You can now consider 2016 almost over and done with, and congratulate yourself on having made it through. Saturn cycles are always notably easier at the end and in 2017, although you will not shake off this financial period entirely, it will feel as if you are facing fewer obstacles. Correct. First, though, seek the best expertise and experience you can find to make an epic November choice.
＊＊＊ Sagittarius: November 2016 ＊＊＊
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS AND YOU
The penny well and truly dropped about yourself, your image, title, reputation or appearance a few months ago. The situation will peak in December and a useful choice will be made, either by you, or someone else who has such a big impact on how you are seen and appear. Just remember that you have to live with the consequences of what you do and say, in 2017 as well. By the end of next year, though, you will have done all the work you needed to do on one issue in particular (which you know about now) and perhaps a second, directly relating to your profile or public face.
SECRECY AND INVISIBILITY
A new era is upon you. You already know this but November is about inking the deal, for yourself or others. You will be dealing with the classified, secret and confidential side of your life in a very new way, and will gain from the moves you make now, from October 2017. This also applies to any role you play behind the scenes, where others are the name or face and you are invisible. You will soon be making some milestone decisions here. I am sure that you could have done without some of the immense difficulties of 2013 or 2014, but you did what you had to do – and even though you are the only witness to much of that – you also know you made the right choices. Now, you get to work with those choices and even see a way to profit from them, perhaps in a small way now, but in a larger way in 2018.
CAREER AND HOME
Sagittarius, we have a ton of patterns running across the career and home angle of your chart. This is also where we find your university degree, unpaid work or full-time parenting. It is certainly where we find your house, home town, country, apartment, household or relatives. Decisions about both are a long time coming, but now you have to figure out the new landscape. It is very important that you set firm new boundaries, particularly with relatives, flatmates or live-in partners. Neptune has a way of blurring those boundaries or washing away the lines in the sand. This is also very true of matters regarding your home town, no matter if you are dealing with the council or the community. There have to be new Rules with a capital R if you are to get through November without muddle. The Node in Virgo at the top of your chart also suggests tremendous past life memories, flashbacks to the last few months/years and general ‘The Song Remains The Same’ feelings about work. This covers all aspects of your slow climb to the top of the mountain. It will honestly feel as if you have done this before, but with a different peak. Everything you did and said, over the last few years – and perhaps from a long-forgotten incarnation – is now about to return to you. It’s payback time. What you did right will reward you. What you made mistakes with, you will have to deal with – but that’s fine. A very good use of November is time out, to stare back at your own recent past and bring the last few years into line with 2017, 2018 and beyond.
＊＊＊ Capricorn: November 2016 ＊＊＊
YOUR FRIENDSHIPS AND YOUR GROUPS
That old phrase ‘moving forward’ actually became so meaningful to you near Sunday 30th October, as you and your community, or circle, must now write a new chapter together and that was the moment. Near Wednesday 2nd November it becomes clear that safeguarding the future is your absolute priority. Of course, some things may never happen, but this is the right moment to thin in terms of shields or guards. One example might be a board of directors you belong to, which needs to protect itself. Another might be an organisation like Greenpeace, perhaps involving your old friends, which has a long-term future agenda you must be more mindful of. Very close to Tuesday 8th November the message is repeated – in years to come you will look back on November 2017 as the key month for insuring tomorrow, with these people. The Full Moon near Monday 14th November will either divide the group’s feelings, reveal the polar opposites within a friendship, or show you the difference of opinion you have with yourself. That is not easy, but the whole point of a Full Moon is to show you what to compromise over or creatively resolve.
THE WORLDWIDE WEB
A series of patterns in Virgo and Pisces cuts across the axis of your chart ruling social media, digital comment, websites, blogs, YouTube and the rest. It is very important that you put boundaries up, or put them back in. One example of this would be watching who you allow to follow you on Facebook, if you happen to belong to it. Another example might be the way you speak publicly about a matter, which then gets converted into Internet-speak! None of this is a new issue for you, Capricorn. In fact this has all happened before, with different situations in your life. You are already very familiar with the need to keep things watertight and controlled online, and this will help you find your feet and stay firmly anchored near the 5th, 6th, 17th and 22nd. You can double that message if there are regional or foreign differences involved. You can’t really have everything leak-proof in your life, but you can do your best to hold the more fluid aspects of your computer, telephone, multimedia or publishing life in a firmer way.
SECRECY AND INVISIBILITY
Saturn is your ruler and he is now drawing your attention to your own secrecy or invisibility. Covering things up from other people (even your lover or best friend) is one example. Also typical now? Concerns about keeping such a low profile that you are hardly recognised in a situation at all. Ever since Saturn changed signs this has been a hard-work area of your life. One issue in particular in recent months brought it all home. Now, you have to weigh decisions in your hand. Is this worth the time and energy? Is this a good approach which will make you feel as comfortable as possible, or is there a smarter way? There is not a single week in November that you won’t have to deal with your own stuff and that necessitates more time and space alone. If you give out too much to other people then you may not have the crucial time to sleep and dream (processing) and to have the many conversations with yourself that must unfold now. You will make a fresh start with what you cover up and hide, at the end of November – or with your role behind the scenes. You can make it the best of all possible fresh starts by upping your ‘me time’ now.
＊＊＊ Aquarius: November 2016 ＊＊＊
DEALING WITH FRIENDS AND GROUPS
Your group may be the Republican party. Your friend may have been with you since childhood, when you were both reading Enid Blyton. Aquarius, you already know the reality, as you spent the last few months absorbing where the end game was likely to be. There is a slim chance that a situation can be turned around, but in truth, November and December are more likely to show you what you expect. We might call this the inevitable and the unavoidable. You need to find a common-sense way to deal with this. You certainly know what not to do, and that’s useful. Some facts of life really are just that – facts of life – and it may not be until Jupiter goes into Sagittarius in late 2018, 2019 that you see things truly repairing and turning around. That is worth holding out for. That year, 2019, will be a great one for your social life, group commitments, old friends and new friends too. Until then all you can really do is the right thing. That’s going to involve a lot of self-discipline and some old-fashioned rules about what to do, as well as (this is worth repeating) what not to do! December really will lay things on the line for you. November is the get-real time, before you have to say a firm ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ in the approach to Christmas. Aquarius, I realise this is a big deal for you, because you are defined by the group – the community – and in fact, you feed it. People power is what you generate! All the more reason to give yourself more time and space as the year winds down, then, because this is a Saturn cycle which only happens every 29 years and you need to cut yourself some slack to deal with it.
MONEY, PROPERTY, BUSINESS
There really is nothing new about the basic message in November, and that is the need to streamline and organise your tax, revenue, savings, debt, loans, shares, pension/superannuation and the rest. There is a middle way, beyond feeling that you are overdoing the nitpicking and detail – and just floating, allowing the tides to send you left and right. November is not a bad time to look at this, because we are going to see major business and political decisions about the economy which will turn big wheels, that eventually affect your own journey too. The time for a new budget is probably now. The time for a proper reality check is also now. It is so easy to assume that nothing ever changes out there in Money Land, but actually – your horoscope reveals a lot of new directions that others are making, either as individuals or as large organisations/departments/corporations – will impact you. So see what’s going on out there. Update yourself. I don’t think November is going to be a walk in the park with a magnum of Bollinger while The Small Faces play on a bandstand. However, there is really nothing new about the situation you are dealing with now and you will deal with it, the way you dealt with everything before. Those boundaries need sorting out, though. A typical example is a hazy, fuzzy, vague arrangement about money with a flatmate you really like. The astrology says ‘Okay, but still – set rules.’
YOUR 2018 CAREER STARTS HERE
All you do and say in the name of ambition in November 2016 helps you onto promotion, outstanding success, awards or a sought-after new job in 2018. Nothing will go amiss this month as everything you pull together in your life will seriously reward you in about one year’s time, when Jupiter changes signs and you hit a potential 12-year peak of achievement. November may be about a project for you, a professional relationship, a twist in the University/College tale and so on. Ask all the questions and plot all the plans. It is a wise idea, astrologically, to use the Scorpio stellium now to help you think long-term about your C.V. in 2018 and actually set goals that you can see fulfilled, in around one year from now. This will be your compensation for putting up with the career, university or unpaid work situation from hell in 2013 or 2014. The wheel turns, as it always does.
＊＊＊ Pisces: November 2016 ＊＊＊
SATURN, STATUS AND SUCCESS
Having been set straight about your career or degree in no uncertain terms this year, you now have a fairly shrewd idea of what December and Christmas will bring. Saturn rules slow, stuck and serious situations so if people are dragging their feet, or even if there is a whiff of paranoia in the behaviour of some, that would be textbook right now! Of course you are free to come up with some sensible strategies, over the next few weeks. The fact is, you have to minimise the drag on your time and energy that particular people, organisations or projects entail. You really cannot afford to complicate your life with hard-work individuals or situations, when there is so much vast potential elsewhere. Particularly with saving or making money! In any case, Pisces, it looks like you’ll make your milestone choice by Christmas and then have done with it. Well, that's one load off!
THE PISCES-VIRGO PATTERNS NOW
Matters of reputation, image, photographs, online write-ups, profiles and so on now require some organisation. This is not the first time, of course, because Neptune in Pisces makes its presence felt on a recurring basis. Some rules are probably in order and a bit of housekeeping would help you to keep things tidy. Without this there is potential for tremendous confusion as we have quite a few oppositions across the Pisces-Virgo axis of your chart in November. Of course this is not the real you. This is your internet hologram. Yet - you have seen for yourself over the last few years what a difference a photograph can make, or some kind of digital write-up. So, November is the time to attend to this.
This brings me to the man (or woman) at the heart of important questions now. Depending on your priorities, this is either your former, current or potential partner. If you are more engaged with a battle, then we are talking about your enemy, rival or opponent. Some Pisceans are all about love in November. Some are about war. The Node suggests old karma, so what you did/said years ago, or even another lifetime ago, now rewards you – or not – depending on how you acted. The Node is really about ‘what goes around, comes around’ and the fact is, you will have déjà vu about the person or situation in November. You may even feel a stranger situation than that – as if this really has happened to you before, in another lifetime, and you knew this person before! The thing about the Node in Virgo is, it gives you a chance to look back at your own past and learn from what you did, before. There is a certain ‘stuckness’ about this cycle in that you have to let the stuck record repeat itself a few times before the song ends. This is now so true of your marriage, or the situation with your divorce or separation. It may also be true of a purely professional partnership, or where it ended up. You are in cycle that is all about the need to pair up with someone who can make ‘two’ work with you. This involves careful balancing of the scales, with tremendous sensitivity to the fact that you are both very different people, yet also equal. And if this is a fight? Fairness, justice and balance are worth it, every step of the way.