As November opens, planets continue to be at all four angles of your solar chart: Jupiter at home base, Mars in your relationship sector, the sun in your career sector, and Neptune stationing in your own sign. All of these factors continue energy left over from last month. Use this abundance of fixed sign energy to hang in there with regard to some sort of an emotional situation that seems to have arisen in your life lately.
The most emotional time seems to be around the 10th of the month, when there’s a full moon in your family sector, Neptune turns direct, and Mars moves from Leo to Virgo. It’s as though some emotional tension is released at this time. Whatever has been suspended is now able to move forward.
Now let’s talk about your career. Show your tenacity during the first three weeks of the month while the sun is in Scorpio, your career sign, and you are likely to achieve success. Stay the course, as a former president used to say. Of course, the fact that it seems that you are to stay the course indicates that someone or something is causing you difficulty or opposing your efforts. This may indeed be the case, because although the sun in your chart wants to focus on your career, other planets have their own agendas and other things they think need to be dealt with. Sometimes this indicates that other people will be getting in your way; at other times it is simply a pile-up of circumstances that causes the crunch.
Thankfully, there’s also new energy non-fixed energy in the zodiac this month. The new energy comes from the sign of Sagittarius, a chatty, conversational sign that represents your solar 11th house of socializing. You appear to be surrounded by people once the sun enters Sagittarius on November 22nd. A couple of days later, on Thanksgiving in the US, Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius.
The day after that, on the 25th of November, there’s a new moon eclipse in Sag. Mercury retrograde in this sector seems to indicate that it is time for you to talk about whatever you’ve been dealing with earlier in the month. It’s not entirely clear why you seem to be biting your tongue as the month opens, but that seems to end as Mercury goes retrograde. Explain your situation to others, express yourself, rehash events if you need to.
Mercury will be in Sagittarius, by the way, all the way into the first week of the new year. Throughout the month, you may meet new people or reconnect with people from your past. The eclipse itself is a bit of a wild card. Eclipses, when they affect an individual, can seem like a bit of fate.
Eclipses change circumstances, often without any real effort on the part of the person being affected. That’s not always the case, but this eclipse falls in your sector of hopes and wishes, and that makes it somewhat more likely to manifest in a magical kind of way way. This eclipse may have made itself felt in October or it may not show effects until Christmas time. You can keep your eyes open and see what develops.
Venus is also in Sagittarius from the 2nd through the 25th. Venus in this sector represents the exchange of gifts between you and your friends. Not necessarily tangible gifts, although don’t rule that out! But the gift of companionship, festivity, affection. It’s a nice time to get yourself dolled up, don some bling, and go out to have a good time.
Now, a little bit more about Mars moving into Virgo. Mars moves into the this sign on the 10th, as I’ve mentioned. Due to retrograde, Mars will stay in Virgo all the way until July of next year, about 7 1/2 months.
The sign of Virgo in the Aquarian solar chart represents the sector of depth, the solar 8th house. Depth can mean a lot of different things, and the 8th house is almost always a bit mysterious. For whatever reason in your own life, you seem to be living through some sort of a heavy or uncertain situation for awhile, especially as Neptune makes its way through the end of your sign for a final goodbye. (Neptune leaves your sign for good in February 2012.)
Whatever process is taking place is natural, although perhaps a bit confusing. The purpose of Neptune, it is said, is to teach us that spiritual values are more important than physical comfort or material possessions. Neptune seems to be reinforced in this message because your soul houses (4th, 8th, and 12th) are all highlighted until June, when the energy starts to change. For the moment, strength in the material world comes through attention to the spiritual one.