By Bernadette Evans
The energies start off moving slowly in November. You could feel like you’re working away on one project while four other projects vie for your attention. Mercury began its retrograde phase in late October and is retrograde most of this month. This could be the reason that things are not moving as quickly as you’d like. Also, Mercury is in Scorpio and the conversations you’ve been having are intense. You express yourself with passion and intensity. It can really pack a punch but also gets to the heart of the matter. You’ll hear me say this a lot… just breathe.
Neptune turns direct after being retrograde for over five months. While Neptune was retrograde, you may have been seeing situations clearer. Maybe you stopped deluding yourself about what was going on. When Neptune goes direct, you can put the rose-colored glasses back on, if you choose. Sometimes living in a fog is enticing; the real world is too tough to handle. Besides hiding behind those glasses, Neptune encourages spiritual and artistic pursuits. Your imagination is fired up, and you’re ready to write that novel or paint that masterpiece! This is also a time when you could feel more compassion for your fellow humans, which sounds like a plus to me. In whatever way you want to view it, there are always benefits and challenges to both the direct and the retrograde periods. Awareness about what is happening in the sky and choosing how you’d like to respond is key.
The Moon takes about 28 days to complete its orbit through the 12 signs, staying approximately two and a half days in each sign. When we say the Moon is Void of Course (VoC), it means the Moon makes no more major aspects to other planets before it leaves the sign that it’s in. At these times, it can be difficult to get focused and accomplish a task. You may want to relax, meditate or do something where your focus is turned inward. Don’t try and get a new project off the ground when the Moon is Void. If you want to find out more about the Void of Course Moon, check out moontracks.com.
The times below are listed in Central Standard Time.
Friday, November 1
Venus enters the sign of Sagittarius at 3:25 p.m. When Venus is in the sign of the Archer you could crave an adventure and may feel the urge to book a trip. There’s a feeling of not wanting to be tied down. The Moon-Sun sextile asks you what you’re passionate about? Do you have a project or hobby that lights you up? Time really does fly by when you’re fully engaged and doing what you love. Moon is in Capricorn.
Saturday, November 2
When the Moon conjuncts Pluto you may want to spend some time delving into your emotions or relationships. Where are you or they headed? You’re feeling everything more intensely today. It’s possible that a secret is exposed.
Sunday, November 3
Daylight Savings Time ends today. It’s time to turn your clocks back one hour. You may be feeling restless, bored and want to chuck it all when the Moon squares Uranus. You may go looking for something exciting to happen because you feel the urge for anything to happen. Be careful not to cause any unnecessary drama. There may be a desire for freedom, examine your feelings before you do anything hasty. Moon VoC at 12:46 a.m. until 5:19 a.m. when it enters the sign of Aquarius.
Monday, November 4
When the Moon’s in Aquarius, you think differently than most and aren’t afraid of rocking the boat. You see things in an unusual way which frankly may scare some people. When you don’t fit into a box that people recognize and are comfortable with, they get scared and sometimes angry. You don’t have time for anyone’s nonsense, you have important projects to get started on, so walk away. Just be you.
Tuesday, November 5
Relations may be strained when Mars squares Pluto. Is there something you’re fighting for or struggling against? Is it worth it? Before you continue down this path, be sure this is a battle you want to fight. Moon VoC at 8:37 a.m. until 5:08 p.m. when it enters the sign of Pisces.
Wednesday, November 6
Emotions are heightened today with the Moon in Pisces. You may feel like numbing yourself out with drugs, alcohol, too much Netflix or meditation. There’s also the possibility of being swept away by feelings of love and romance. There are many ways to use the Piscean energy. Decide how you want to use it.
Thursday, November 7
Feelings may be brought to the surface when the Moon sextiles Pluto. There’s an intensity and a desire to put it all on the table. Add the Moon-Mercury trine to the mix and you’re able to powerfully communicate your feelings. All this could bring you some much-needed healing. Moon VoC at 7:13 p.m.
Friday, November 8
Passion for your work could be what drives you and propels you forward when the Sun sextiles Saturn. Focus, determination and action produce the results you desire. With your goal in mind, it leaves little room for sitting on the sidelines. The Sun-Neptune trine brings your dreams into focus. Moon enters the sign of Aries at 5:49 a.m.
Saturday, November 9
The Moon-Saturn square could bring up feelings of loneliness. Are you focusing on the negative aspects of your life? By changing your perspective, things may not look as bleak as you thought. Do something for yourself today that lifts your spirits and brings you joy.
Sunday, November 10
The Moon is Void of Course in Aries for a good part of the day. If you’re trying to get work done, you may be frustrated if things aren’t lining up the way you’d like. Why not use this time to go and play? Enjoy yourself! Find joy in the little things like playing or hanging out with a good friend. Take this time out to experience all that life has to offer. Moon VoC at 8:00 a.m. until 5:18 p.m. when it enters the sign of Taurus.
Monday, November 11
You may be driven to have passionate and deep conversations, when the Sun conjuncts Mercury. There’s a need to explore and discuss topics that have been hidden or swept under the rug. It’s not always comfortable but could lead to some interesting discussions, revelations and transformations.
Tuesday, November 12
The Full Moon in Taurus is asking you what you’re ready to release. You’re aware of the changing tides and that something has to change. Are you prepared to let it go? The Taurus Full Moon wants to be comfy and changing or releasing something isn’t always a lot of fun. Being stubborn, just because, could be what keeps you stuck. Check-in with yourself and see if you’re biting off your nose to spite your face. Full Moon in Taurus at 7:34 a.m. Moon VoC at 9:48 a.m.
Wednesday, November 13
You could be feeling extra sensitive today when Mercury trines Neptune. There’s a desire to escape reality and travel wherever your mind will take you. Is there something you’ve shut your eyes to because it was just too painful to face? Listen to your intuition and trust in your own wisdom. Moon enters the sign of Gemini at 2:46 a.m.
Thursday, November 14
There’s the possibility of a new business venture when the Moon opposes Venus. You may also feel a push-pull about spending time with those you care about. You long for communication but may also crave freedom. It’s a balancing act.
Friday, November 15
Family, whatever that may look like for you, is front and center today with the Moon in Cancer. Nurturing those in your circle feels good. Remember to nurture yourself while you’re at it. Have a nice bath, bake some cookies or whatever else it is that soothes your soul. Moon VoC at 5:40 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. when it enters the sign of Cancer.
Saturday, November 16
Mercury, Neptune and the Moon are all in water signs today forming a grand water trine. Intuition is heightened as are emotions. Be aware that your emotions may fluctuate today. You could feel inspired to create something. Take some deep breaths, go for a walk or write in a journal. Don’t be afraid to explore your feelings.
Sunday, November 17
You could feel compassionate and sensitive when the Moon trines the Sun. Your nurturing nature shines through, as does your ability to smooth any turbulent waters. You feel good and want others to feel just as happy and content. Moon VoC at 2:14 p.m. until 3:57 p.m. when it enters the sign of Leo.
Monday, November 18
When the Moon squares Mercury, you may be examining your feelings and figuring out the best way to say what’s on your mind. These conversations are never easy, but they are necessary. You also may feel you have to defend your position or your beliefs. Take a breath, you don’t have to justify or defend them; you can quietly have your beliefs and so can everyone else.
Tuesday, November 19
Mars enters the sign of Scorpio at 1:40 a.m. When Mars is in Scorpio you exude more power to go after what you want with passion and determination. Today’s Moon-Jupiter trine may bring up feelings of generosity. You want to share your good fortune with others. Sharing could also be in the form of passing down knowledge to younger generations. Generosity and sharing can show up in a variety of ways. Moon VoC at 3:11 p.m. until 7:54 p.m. when it enters the sign of Virgo.
Wednesday, November 20
Mercury Stations Direct at 1:12 p.m. It takes a little while before Mercury gathers up steam and you start to see some movement. Be patient and know that the irons that you’ve put in the fire will soon be ready—just give them time. Today’s Virgo Moon can help you focus on specific areas; it could help you recognize the areas that need more work.
Thursday, November 21
You may be reminiscing about how great your relationship was in the beginning when the Moon squares Venus. Try not to spend too much time going down memory lane; instead, be in the present and focus on how your relationships have evolved and grown since then. Also, be mindful of overindulging and possibly spending too much. Moon VoC at 9:31 p.m. until 10:20 p.m. when it enters the sign of Libra.
Friday, November 22
Happy Birthday, Sagittarius! It’s your month to shine. Sun enters the sign of Sagittarius at 8:59 a.m. When the Sun is in the sign of the Archer, you may feel like booking a trip. Getting away from it all and being an explorer in a new land is exciting. It’s also about expanding your horizons through education and being open to other religions and ideologies. Whatever you choose, enjoy the journey!
Saturday, November 23
The Moon-Pluto square may have you feeling on edge. Emotions are more intense but could lead to new insights. It’s possible that the situation isn’t as bleak as what you first thought. Look at it again and see it with fresh eyes. Moon VoC at 8:49 p.m. until 11:58 p.m. when it enters the sign of Scorpio.
Sunday, November 24
Venus and Jupiter are conjunct. This could have you walking on air and wanting to be in a relationship or just in love with the idea of being in love. It’s pretty heady stuff. Even if you’re not in love, you’re pretty happy with life and feeling generous. You’ll probably want to spend some time with friends. The Mars-Uranus opposition could bring an unexpected opportunity your way. There’s also the potential of behaving in a rash or hasty manner that you could regret later on. Pay attention to your feelings and blow off steam by going for a run—instead of biting off someone’s head. You’ll be glad you did.
Monday, November 25
Venus enters the sign of Capricorn at 6:28 p.m. The planet of love, relationships and money is moving from a fiery, mutable sign to an earthy, cardinal sign. You may find yourself focusing on dependability, faithfulness and loyalty in your relationships. You want steady returns on your investments. You don’t mind working hard. In fact, you may expect others to work just as diligently as you. That may not always be the case, so don’t be too hard on others. Moon VoC at 11:30 a.m. and void the rest of the day.
Tuesday, November 26
Moon enters the sign of Sagittarius at 2:11 a.m. The New Moon in Sagittarius could find you looking for the next great adventure. Travel, whether it’s long-distance or a short trip, could be just what you need right now. It could be you’re yearning for something bigger, more profound but haven’t quite put your finger on what it is. Maybe it’s starting a new spiritual or religious practice or heading back to the classroom to explore a new subject. Have fun playing with all the possibilities and see what happens. New Moon in Sagittarius at 9:06 a.m.
Wednesday, November 27
When the Moon squares Neptune, you may find you’re either falling under someone’s spell, or you’re quite aware of what’s happening and your guard is up. Use your inner wisdom, courage and strength to discern who is doing what. Neptune Stations Direct at 6:32 a.m.
Thursday, November 28
Happy Thanksgiving to my American Readers! The Moon-Venus conjunction encourages socializing and having fun, as well as a little indulging. Feeling sentimental about family and traditions are at the forefront. You may want to bring a favorite family recipe to share. When Uranus trines both the Moon and Venus, you could find you have a surprise guest at the table. It’s Thanksgiving, the more the merrier, right? There’s also the potential for unexpected help when Uranus trines the Moon and Venus. Whomever or whatever this surprise is, it’s exactly what you need. It helps you move with strength and courage toward your dreams and goals. Moon VoC at 4:50 a.m. until 6:33 a.m. when it enters the sign of Capricorn.
Friday, November 29
Feelings of loneliness may overwhelm you when the Moon conjuncts Saturn. You may be focusing on what you’re missing, instead of what you have right in front of you. Then when the Moon conjuncts Pluto, you could be obsessing about someone or something. You have the power to transform this situation by loosening your grip, letting go and letting the chips fall where they may. Moon VoC at 9:57 p.m.
Saturday, November 30
You may feel restless with the Moon in Aquarius. You’re not concerned with what others think nor in the mood to settle for the tried and true way of doing things. What would be the fun in that! Be aware that some people may push back as they don’t like change. As Old Blue Eyes once sang, “I did it myyyy wayyy.” Moon enters the sign of Aquarius at 2:13 p.m.
Bernadette Evans is a counselling astrologer, hypnotherapist, Registered Professional Counsellor and writer. She can be reached at 780-289-7398 or Bbevans001@gmail.com to schedule a consultation. Her website is www.mindshiftcounselling.com.