November 2018 Astrological dates includes a Mercury Retrograde while Venus and Neptune Station Direct. As more planets transit into Sagittarius, expansiveness, optimism, and adventure are the themes this month.
Samhain & All Saint’s Day – Thursday 11/1/2018 & Day of the Dead – Friday 11/2/18.
The veil between the physical world and the spirit world is thin. These holy days symbolize reverence for our ancestors. For more on connecting with our ancestors, check out this article. The Ancient Celts celebrated Samhain with Fires to honor the end of the Fall and the beginning of the Winter. This day was converted into All Saint’s Day. The next day is Day of the Dead, where Ancestors are honored.
Uranus enters Aries – Tuesday 11/6/2018 1:50PM EST
Being so far from the sun, Uranus transits don’t come often. This is Uranus’ final transit into the Cardinal Fire sign Aries. This is a transitional time. Guard for anger as the ram is short tempered. Look for truth in areas of identity, originality, and freedom. Uranus will not settle for the ordinary. Remember, Uranus will not be in Aries again for the next 84 years!
New Moon in Scorpio – Wednesday 11/7/2018 11:02AM
This is one of the most cleansing and healing new moons of the year. Scorpio energy is Fixed Water. Remember, still waters run deep. The level of renewal is transcendental. This is the time to reset emotional intentions, heal old wounds, and transcend. Use this energy to extinguish old flames and rekindle new ones.
Jupiter enters Sagittarius – Thursday 11/8/2018 7:38AM
Jupiter rules Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a Mutable Fire sign. This energy is expansive. This is a time for big ideas and big dreams. The only caution here is that Jupiter in Sagittarius lends itself to over-indulgence. Try to keep one toe on the ground, but don’t limit your dreams or your possibilities. Jupiter will be in Sagittarius for about a year.
Moon Squares the Sun – Thursday 11/15/2018 9:54AM
This waxing moon falls in the Fixed Air sign of Aquarius. This is the time to grow in unconventional ways. Aquarius energy will not be limited or put in a box. Something creative, unique, and individualized is trying to emerge. Moon and Sun Squares are stressful aspects. Be easy on yourself. For help practical tools to navigate the square, check out this article.
Mars enters Pisces – Thursday 11/15/2018 5:21PM
Mars, the planet of Action and Passion, is not in his strongest place. Pisces waters dampen Mars’ fires. Pisces is mutable. Action and force will express itself in more passive and indirect ways when Mars is in Pisces. This is a good time to use the Pisces Water energy for creative endeavors. Be sure to give yourself plenty of alone time to help replenish your energy. Mars enters a new planet every month and a half when direct.
Venus Stations Direct – Friday 11/16/2018 5:50AM
Venus Retrograde is finally over! The Planet of Love is beginning direct motion in Libra. Ruling Libra, Venus is happy in this sign. Enjoy the reprieve, as she spent most of her retrograde cycle in the sign of her fall, Scorpio. Venus stay direct in Libra the rest of the month. This is a one step forward, one step backwards situation as the same day, Mercury Stations Retrograde.
Mercury Stations Retrograde – Friday 11/16/2018 8:33PM
The same day that Venus stations direct, Mercury stations retrograde! Oh the horror!
Just kidding. But in all seriousness, this is the season to take your time! Mercury begins backwards motion in Sagittarius. Thoughts may be a little convoluted as Sagittarius is a Mutable sign. Mutable energy is kind of in two places at once. Back up technology, service your vehicles, and take it slow when on the road. Mercury is the Messenger Planet that rules communication, technology, and modes of transportation. Above all things, keep your cool! Sagittarius is a Fire sign and anger is detrimental during a Mercury retrograde!
Sun Enters Sagittarius – Thursday 11/22/2018 4:02AM
The Sun moves into Sagittarius. As a Mutable Sign, Sagittarius marks the illusive place between the Fall and Winter. Sagittarius is a Fire sign ruled by Jupiter. Sagittarius is expansive, idealistic, energetic, adventurous, independent, and in constant motion. When the Sun is in a Mutable Sign, the New Moon, Full Moon, and Quarter Moons are also in Mutable Signs.
Full Moon in Gemini – Friday 11/23/2018 0:39AM
The Sun and Moon are directly opposite in the Mutable Signs of Sagittarius and Gemini. These Mutable signs sometimes lack focus but are very agile to change. This Fire and Air celestial opposition stimulates a battle between our thoughts and perceptions. Full Moons bring an intense energy, so if you feel a little anxiety it is just the Mutable Energy.
Neptune Station Direct – Saturday 11/24/2018 8:09PM
Neptune, the deep see, subconscious Planet of Dreams is finally direct. Since Neptune’s energy is so illusive, it sometimes presents itself more easily while retrograde. Neptune is in Pisces, its rulership. Our intuition and compassion will again be at an all time high.
Moon Squares the Sun – Thursday 11/29/2018 7:19PM EST
This waning moon is in the Earth and Mutable Sign of Virgo. Don’t be surprised if you are a little more critical, or particular than usual. Virgo is a stickler for details. Use Virgo’s OCD energy to clean and release. Waning moons are a time to discard. Deep cleaning and clean eating will come easily in this Moon-Sun Square.
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Love, Light & Reverence-
Maria Mercedes O’Neill