Monthly Astro-forecasts

Monthly Astro-forecasts

Astro-forecast for November 2018


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November is a month of transitions and energetic shifts as several planets are changing signs: Jupiter enters Sagittarius (Nov 9), Uranus re-enters Aries (Nov 7), Mercury enters Sagittarius (Nov 1)  & the Moon Nodes enter the Cancer/Capricorn axis after 18 months in Leo and Aquarius (Nov 7).  Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, enters its own sign Sagittarius on November 9, the first time in 12 years. Jupiter will remain in Sagittarius until December 3, 2019 heralding a 13 month- period of renewed optimism. Jupiter indicates where in our life we are looking for new horizons. Jupiter is larger than life, loves adventure and risk, shows an urge to grow and expand our perception. A planet in its own sign expresses its pure energy. Jupiter is a wanderer, and in Sagittarius, he is in the sign of travel, higher learning, foreign cultures and philosophy. Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign and on the downside tends to support restlessness, prejudice,  and inflation (also concerning financial markets!). Nevertheless, this Jupiter-in-Sagittarius period will be great for widening our minds and opening our hearts by embracing people from foreign cultures, either through travelling overseas or through inviting them into our own homes or country.

The Sun’s journey through Scorpio  (Oct 23 – Nov 22) takes us into the dark waters of our own subconscious. The evolutionary intent behind is a penetrating, feeling-centred self-analysis and facing those inner parts that need to be integrated and healed.  Scorpio’s message is about contemplating our depths, facing our fears and whatever else has been buried inside. The New Moon in Scorpio on November 8 marks the promise of a new beginning as Jupiter is just in the process of changing signs. Uranus, the cosmic liberator and awakener is activated by the nodal axis during the entire month and indicates a period of restlessness and unforeseen incidents. On the positive, new perspectives how to deal with old problems  might be possible as Uranus transits correlate with a time of sudden break-throughs and unexpected changes. The simultaneous shift of the Lunar nodes onto the Cancer/Capricorn axis (November 7 – May 10, 2020) brings issues concerning security, home, nurture and care back into the collective focus of attention.  Uranus,  squaring the axis, demands  a new approach in dealing with these sensitive issues . Overall, we are entering  a 18-month period where we will focus more on looking after the well-being of those who need our protection and support (Cancer), while leaders (Capricorn) will be reminded that their purpose is to serve the needs of the people.

Venus remains retrograde until November 16.We are still in the process of reviewing our relationship dynamics, as well as personal & business arrangements. Venus is in her own sign Libra until December 3 when she will be forming her last opposition to freedom planet Uranus. Venus in Libra has lots to do with fairness and justice. She inspires us to find the right kind of balance within our partnerships, honouring the space together as well as the space apart.  Once Venus is in direct motion again,  Mercury will go retrograde  (November 17 – December 6). When the messenger planet turns retrograde, the communication channels on earth seem to get blocked, increasing the opportunity for misunderstandings. It also signifies a time of review of our current and planned contracts and projects. Any changes we might have designed in the Venus retrograde period could be under re-consideration for the better or the worst. Delays regarding anything to do with transport or travel are very likely.

The Full Moon in Gemini on November 23 is opposite Jupiter in Sagittarius and square Mars in Pisces. This is a time for communicating and sharing grand ideas which then have to be  broken down into doable steps. Mercury retrograde urges for a deeper reflections and fine tuning of any new plans and projects. Inspirational Neptune in Pisces is going direct 2 days after the Full Moon and after a 5-months retrograde period. Neptune stimulates us to follow our bliss. We get the feeling that things are moving again after a period of cautiousness and blocked dynamics which has been very typical of the last few months.

Aries: The 13- months Jupiter in Sagittarius cycle is favourable for developing new concepts. There might be opportunities to travel, study, expand and meet people who are of diverse backgrounds. This is also a great period for spiritual growth and opening up towards new horizons. During November 16 – 23 could stretch yourself too far. So, take some care; good  planning will lead to success!

Taurus: During this month your focus is on others, especially your intimate partnerships. You can learn something important about your deeper needs and inner resourcefulness. The 13-months Jupiter in Sagittarius transit can bring benefits through jointly held resources and shared projects. Make  space for new opportunities of growth and expansion!

Gemini: This is the time of the year where it is important to look after your health and review your life-style. Shift to a healthy diet, boost your immune system, get some rest. On a bigger picture, the 13-months Jupiter in Sagittarius transit might bring fresh opportunities from your relationships and connections with others. Just keep your eyes and ears open!

Cancer: This is a great time to nurture yourself with fun and play. Treat that ‘inner child’ of yours with some special outings, or throw a party and enjoy your home with friends and family. This is potentially a very creative time for you, when the day-to-day affairs can be lightened and revitalised with a good portion of exuberance and passion.

Leo: At the moment you might feel like spending more time at home or with your family. Here you can strengthen and nurture your inner life.  This is your time of new inspirations, fresh contacts and playful inventiveness. Creative projects are likely to fare well over the next 13 months (Jupiter in Sagittarius transit) and could possibly  bring some type of recognition. Important is, that you are going to have some real fun; a time for recreation and regeneration!

Virgo: During this period you might find a heightened interest into research, education and communication in general. Some solitude is needed for doing all the mental work that has been piling up. Then, over the 13-months Jupiter in Sagittarius transit you will focus much more on your home and family, as this is the area in your life which is likely to grow and expand.

Libra: Venus is in your Sun sign until December 3 putting an extra emphasis on your relationships. The challenge is to find the right balance between freedom and commitment. Make some space for yourself because this is an excellent time for manifesting your vision. Opportunities for studies or travel might present themselves over the next 13 months, as Jupiter is transiting Sagittarius.

Scorpio: This is the time of your personal solar return. What are your intentions for the year to come? What is worth keeping and what needs to go so that there is space for new developments? The Jupiter in Sagittarius transit could mark a very productive 13 month period. Know where you like to put your energy and what you want to further and nurture in your life.

Sagittarius:. Jupiter’s journey through your sun sign (Nov 8 – Dec 3, 2019) can bring lots of great opportunities. Most importantly, this transit heightens your optimism, confidence and  generosity. You might feel like moving beyond set boundaries to explore unknown territories. This is a new cycle of growth and you can expand your perspective on life now.

Capricorn: The emphasis is on developing a vision of the future & creating a value system that feels authentic and true. It is a time of review, letting go, and recharging your batteries. Reflecting on your experiences is immensely helpful now and will lead to new insights about yourself and your place in the world.

Aquarius: This is the time of the year where you get the outcomes from the projects that you have been focusing on during the year. This is also a good moment in time for developing new plans. Expanding your knowledge base and broadening your perspective will help with reaching  long-term goals. The 13-months Jupiter in Sagittarius transit is especially favourable for group activities and team work.

Pisces: Jupiter entering Sagittarius (Nov 9 – Dec 3, 2019) can bring you increased public recognition and success. It can be a time of achievement if you are willing to put yourself in the limelight. Mars, the cosmic motivator,  is in your sun sign during November 18 – January 2, providing you with extra energy and drive. This is your time to make a move!

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