By Bernadette Evans
It’s a busy month with the election and Thanksgiving. This month, you may feel the need to act, but you’re unsure what that action is exactly. You just feel the time is now.
Jupiter conjuncts Pluto for the third and final time on Nov. 12. They first got together in the spring and then again in early summer. Life has changed dramatically since spring began. Individuals, companies, banks and schools have all revamped how they operate. Jupiter expands what it touches. Pluto transforms. Let’s not forget that Saturn has also been hanging out with them for a long time. Old ways are dying off. New ways are being realized, and this hasn’t happened without a lot of hard work and perseverance.
Mars turns direct this month on Nov. 13. For approximately the last eight weeks while Mars was retrograde, it may have felt like it was hard to get any traction. It has been a good time to re-examine how you work, maybe revising your action plan. It might still feel a little bit like having the foot on the gas and the brake at the same time for a while. Give it time; things will happen. You’ll be moving forward soon.
On Nov. 30, there is a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini. Eclipses come in groups of two or three. This is the first of two. The second one will be a New Moon Solar Eclipse on Dec. 14 in Sagittarius. This Full Moon could bring up questions around how you express yourself and learn. Is it time for a certain way of thinking to change? You’re trying to find a balance between communication and spirituality. Your belief systems may be evolving, and you’re not sure how this will change your life. Full Moons always illuminate an area of your life. Pay attention to what your sixth sense is telling you, and if there’s something that needs to change or go, do it. Moon VoC is Moon Void of Course.
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 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 www.moontracks.com.
The times below are listed in Central Daylight Time (CDT).
Sunday, November 1
The Moon is in Taurus. When Mercury squares Saturn, you may be in a negative frame of mind. It’s hard to see situations or plans in a positive light when you feel like this. You could feel like you need to take some time away from everything and everyone, and that’s okay. It will help recharge your batteries. You have a few ideas about what you want to do, but you’re not quite sure which choice to make. Mercury is still retrograde, so keep a journal of your ideas and let them germinate for a while. Moon VoC at 8:29 p.m.
Monday, November 2
You may feel like socializing when the Moon trines Venus. Have fun hanging out with a few friends and discussing topics. Remember to keep things friendly and light. Don’t get into anything too heavy, arguing over the current state of the world. Decorating and creating a warm and cozy sanctuary could be a priority right now. Moon enters the sign of Gemini at 4 a.m.
Tuesday, November 3
When the Moon squares Neptune, you may be dreaming and wishing for a certain outcome. Be careful what you wish for, as it may not turn out exactly as you’d thought. The lens you’re looking through could be distorted. If you use Neptune and Moon wisely, this could be a day of fun and play. Play and don’t take anything too seriously. Mercury goes Direct at 11:50 a.m.
Wednesday, November 4
The Moon is Void of Course in Gemini for a good part of the day. Whether for business or your personal life, this would be a good time to gather up all the facts you need. You don’t want to make any hasty decisions without all the information. Be careful of getting into arguments with others while defending your position. Let them have their point of view as well. Moon VoC at 7:49 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. when it enters the sign of Cancer.
Thursday, November 5
You feel like you have everything you want when the Moon squares Venus. You’ve worked hard to get where you are, and now, you want to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You’re generous and loving, and you are happy to share what you have with others.
Friday, November 6
Feelings could be amplified when the Moon opposes Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn. You may want to act in an area of life or finish up a project, but you’re feeling held back. Things have not fallen into place yet. The tides are shifting; give it time. Moon VoC at 7:27 p.m.
Saturday, November 7
When the Sun inconjuncts Mars, it may feel like you are constantly adjusting or compromising. When you try and do one thing, it seems like you have to adjust something else. Instead of trying to force something, take a step back. Spend some time resting and recharging your batteries and your soul. A little downtime may be just what you need. Go for a walk in nature, meditate, journal or do whatever calls to you. Moon enters the sign of Leo at 1:18 a.m.
Sunday, November 8
You could feel ambitious and have big plans for the day. When the Moon squares the Sun, a wrench may have been thrown into your day. That wrench might be another person or a situation you need to pay attention to. You may have been busy and not paying enough attention to someone or something, and now, things have escalated. Instead of being irritated, give this individual or situation the attention they crave. There’s also the potential for feeling down or annoyed. Don’t say anything you’ll regret, and try not to take anything personally.
Monday, November 9
When Venus opposes Mars, communications could get heated. There could be some physical attraction and flirting happening today. If you’re not involved with anyone in a sexual relationship, you could channel this energy into a creative project that you’re passionate about. Another good way to release any energy that you may feel building up is to do some sort of exercise. You’ll feel so much better when working with the energies, rather than suppressing or resisting them. Moon VoC at 5:05 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. when it enters the sign of Virgo.
Tuesday, November 10
Intuition and sensitivity are highlighted when the Sun trines Neptune. You feel things intensely and could be searching for something, trying to understand the bigger picture. If you can, take some time to meditate or just sit and be. If you’re an artist or feel called to draw, write or pick up a guitar, go for it. It doesn’t have to be a masterpiece or your life’s work, enjoy the creative process. Mercury enters the sign of Scorpio at 3:55 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11
When Venus inconjuncts Neptune, you may be inclined to give the people in your life the benefit of the doubt. Things might not be quite as rosy as you’d like, but you continue to give the other person a pass. Perceptions of others and their motives—or your perception of yourself and where you’re going—may be skeawed. Insights about relationships, what you value and how you spend your money may be off-kilter today, so be wise in your relationships and with your finances. Moon VoC at 4:58 a.m. until 10:09 a.m. when it enters the sign of Libra.
Thursday, November 12
Today is the third and final conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto. What dreams/desires/ambitions did you have this year? There could have been a desire to get ahead and succeed in your career. Maybe there was a desire to have a real connection with others. Whatever area of your life you were looking to enhance, it may have been slow going. The old way, the traditional way of doing things, was thrown out the window. The mold was broken. You still have your dreams and goals, but you need to find a new way of manifesting them.
Friday, November 13
There’s depth to your conversations when the Moon conjuncts Mercury. You could feel alive and engaged when discussing topics close to your heart. Remember to leave space for other people to chime in with their thoughts. You may have insight into how you can make your dreams a reality. It could involve being in a partnership with someone else. Watch for synchronicities and opportunities to create something new. It may be time to structure your business plan. You’re a powerful creator with your feet in both worlds. Moon VoC at 5:32 a.m. until 10:19 a.m. when it enters the sign of Scorpio. Mars goes Direct at 6:36 p.m.
Saturday, November 14
The New Moon is in Scorpio at 23 degrees. What seeds are you planting this New Moon? Is there something you’re passionate about and want to pursue? Follow your intuition, and it will give you guidance as to the direction you want to move in. The New Moon is sextile Jupiter and Pluto. There’s the possibility of an opportunity heading your way. Tap into your creativity to figure out your next move. Your intuition is powerful; don’t let your head get in the way or talk you out of it. The New Moon in Scorpio is at 11:07 p.m.
Sunday, November 15
With the Scorpio New Moon energy and Venus squaring Pluto and Jupiter, the energies are strong. It could play out as an intense love affair that changes you and your life. There’s also the potential for it to play out in arguments. You or someone else could be trying to control or manipulate each other or the situation. This will only lead to widening the gap between you. Have a discussion where you really listen to each other and move forward from there, whatever the outcome. Moon VoC at 5:13 a.m. until 9:47 a.m. when it enters the sign of Sagittarius.
Monday, November 16
When the Moon is in Sagittarius, your focus could be on higher education. Online learning is opening up doors to a lot of teachers and programs, with webinars and Zoom meetings now being mainstream. This energy highlights the future. Taking classes is a sign you plan on soaking up as much knowledge as you can. Who knows, one day you may be the one educating others. You could be emotional and irritable with the Moon-Mars square. Don’t get too discouraged, this is a blip in your day. If you’re grouchy and prone to blurting out something that
may hurt someone else, go for a walk or breathe.
Tuesday, November 17
The Mercury-Uranus opposition highlights being unusual and wanting some freedom. It could bring some interesting and hidden ideas to the surface. They could be so innovative that they move you forward professionally or personally. You could feel like escaping the ordinary and exploring new ideologies/philosophies with a different set of people. Moon VoC at 1:55 a.m. until 10:35 a.m. when it enters the sign of Capricorn.
Wednesday, November 18
You could feel compelled to take an action that helps you go forward when the Moon squares Mars. A plan along with determination will help you succeed. Be positive; ask for help if you need it, and remember to thank those that give you a hand.
Thursday, November 19
When Venus squares Saturn, you could feel alone or restricted in your relationships. The restrictions could be of your own making. Shyness or feeling depressed can bring your energy levels down. You just don’t feel motivated to connect. You can look after yourself by either spending time alone, if that’s what you need, or reaching out to a friend or partner. Being open and vulnerable, sharing your feelings and hearing what someone else has to say can build stronger relationships. Moon VoC at 10:30 a.m. until 2:25 p.m. when it enters the sign of Aquarius.
Friday, November 20
A conversation could get out of hand when the Moon squares Mercury. Discussions may be intense. Remember to express yourself in a kind and loving manner and to let others express themselves too. You may have the capacity to dig deep to find the answers you’ve been searching for when the Moon squares Mercury. Imagination and power are radiating from you. Moon VoC at 6:49 p.m.
Saturday, November 21
It’s your time to shine, dear Sagittarius. Happy Birthday! When the Moon is void for most of the day in Aquarius, you may feel like connecting with like-minded friends. Spending time with people you care about and who understand you is important. It reminds you that you belong, that you have a tribe to connect with and who love you. Venus enters the sign of Scorpio at 7:22 a.m. Sun enters the sign of Sagittarius at 2:40 p.m. Moon is void most of the day and enters the sign of Pisces at 10:06 p.m.
Sunday, November 22
There could be some difficulties getting your point across or getting some work finished when Mercury inconjuncts Mars. It’s not possible to always control the outcome as much as you’d like to think you can. Instead of getting frustrated, take a moment, pause, rest, reflect and have patience. Look at the situation or person through a new lens, you could gain a different perspective. You’ll either find a new and different way to approach this situation or you’ll let it go.
Monday, November 23
Your intuition is finely tuned as the Moon conjuncts Neptune and they both trine Mercury. Being sensitive to the energy around you can help you navigate the day. Tap into your artistic side and create something that makes you happy. Whether it’s a painting or a chocolate cake, it doesn’t matter. There’s also an emphasis on communicating with others. Your empathy and caring nature both come in handy when speaking with others, enabling them to open up to you.
Tuesday, November 24
You could have energy to burn and exude confidence and strength today. When the Moon is in Aries and the Sun is in Sagittarius, the emphasis is on boldness, action and creation. In what area of your life do you need to act? Focus on the desired outcome either at work, for a side project or in a relationship, and watch it come to fruition. Moon VoC at 4:44 a.m. until 9:05 a.m. when it enters the sign of Aries.
Wednesday, November 25
The Moon-Mars conjunction underscores the importance of putting your plan in action. Your initiative and passion for following and defending your beliefs are admirable. You confidently build a firm foundation for your dreams, ensuring future success. There’s also the potential for irritation or anger to get the best of you, or you may see it reflected in someone else. Be strong in your beliefs. But, if it’s a silly disagreement, let it go or get some fresh air.
Thursday, November 26
Happy Thanksgiving Day! Moods may fluctuate from feeling satisfied to discontented. Having a concrete strategy can be valuable when making plans for the day. When the Moon squares Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn, you could be tempted to strike out in a few different directions. Don’t get side-tracked, see what transpires when you follow one course and focus on what you want. Moon VoC at 5:46 p.m. until 9:43 p.m. when it enters the sign of Taurus.
Friday, November 27
There could be an unexpected turn of events when Venus opposes Uranus. A new person may suddenly appear in your life. You feel the need to shake up the status quo by engaging in a stimulating, thrilling experience, something that gets the blood pumping. It could appear in the form of a new love interest and not necessarily the physical kind. It may be a goal or an ideal that beckons you. You’re looking for something that inspires and excites you—something that can give you hope.
Saturday, November 28
What are your plans for the future? Mercury sextile Jupiter asks you to consider what you desire and to see the whole picture. You might want to think about making a one-year and a five-year plan. You’re also interested in how you can contribute to the betterment of the planet. You could be flooded with ideas; record them for future reference. Neptune goes direct at 6:36 p.m.
Sunday, November 29
You could notice restlessness or impatience in yourself or in a relationship when the Sun inconjuncts Uranus. You’re irritated without understanding why and could feel antsy not knowing what to do with yourself. It’s possible you may start a disagreement with a partner or a friend. It’s like an itch that needs to be scratched; the more you try to ignore it, the more noticeable and irritating it is. Instead of reacting in an unexplainable manner, go for a walk. Alone time could be beneficial in seeing something differently. Moon VoC at 6:48 a.m. until 10:16 a.m. when it enters the sign of Gemini.
Monday, November 30
Today, there’s a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at eight degrees Gemini at 3:30 a.m. This is a super-charged Full Moon. What have you been searching for? It could feel like you’re always on the lookout for danger—or the next shoe to drop—and who could blame you right now. Do some research to learn more about a topic or how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Use your knowledge to move ahead, with inner strength and hope for the future. You may not be thrilled with all that life has been throwing at you, but don’t focus on that. Focus on how you’d like life to be. There are good times ahead; remember that, dear reader. Moon VoC at 10:22 p.m.
Bernadette Evans is a counseling astrologer, hypnotherapist, Registered Professional Counsellor and writer.