November promises an interesting mix: on the one hand you may feel it is high time to give form to something new stirring inside, while on the other hand Venus and Pluto invite us on a feeling quest: what is the most beneficial way to apply our energy? What do we really care about and want to continue or renew, and what can we let go of? Around the 21st you may have clarity about that, and then the planets favor a new beginning. With Mercury retrograde from Nov 17, it’s good to be very clear how you communicate your actions.
In the first two weeks, Venus is still moving backwards – from the 16th onward she goes direct again. Consequently, the planet stands in only two Gates in November: Gate 50, Values, in the beginning and end of the month, and Gate 32, Endurance, from Nov 9-23. In the latter period she activates the Channel of Transformation (32-54), with Pluto. Here the strong, but usually blind drive of Ambition of Gate 54 ‘I want to make it at any cost’, is tempered by the splenic intuition of Gate 32, which directs the drive of the Root Center towards those actions that lead to lasting results. Your intuition will also let you find the right partners and allies, who can help you on your way. With Venus changing direction, the emphasis is on letting go and renewal. So, after taking a good look what is good and harmonious in your personal and work relationships – and what is not – Pluto can give you the decisiveness to cancel unfruitful alliances and use the released energy for the nourishing ones. The Channel of Transformation knows the value of your own and others’ work, giving you a chance to make fair deals with people (wealth is part of Venus’ sphere of influence).
The fear of Gate 32 is failure, which can lead one to collect as much money as possible (or worry that there is not enough) and then hold on to it. People with this Gate need to understand that change is natural to life. Once they have invested their money and energy – they have a nose for good investments – they must remember to stay continually alert for changes and adapt accordingly. Gate 50, Venus’ home before the 9th and after the 23rd, reminds us that what we do is embedded in a greater whole, our community or society. This Gate feels responsible for the well-being of the community and can either remind others of its values or shy away from the responsibility, and even ‘break the law’. In this time of renewal, check if the codes of your group are right for you. Perhaps you want to speak up or change community.
The Channel of Mutation is activated by Uranus in Gate 3 (in the Sacral Center) and the South Node in Gate 60 (in the Root Center) until 19 Feb 2019. This means these Centers are defined for all of us during the next months. This Channel is somewhat like a birth channel. We feel that something new wants to come through, but we cannot pinpoint the exact timing. This can be frustrating and make us feel melancholic, because nothing seems to happen. Gate 3 is called New Beginnings and 60 is the Gate of Structure and Limitation. The new can only come into the world when it accepts the limitation of form, which gives it structure. When you have this Channel in your Chart, you may be familiar with long periods of waiting followed by abrupt change. This now happens worldwide. Uranus, the planet of revolution, can engender chaotic and sudden upheavals, which break up old structures to make space for the new to emerge. Individually, this is a good time to launch new initiatives, as long as you are okay that it can take several months for the dust to settle enough to see any results. From Nov 22-27 Earth, Sun and Jupiter are in Channel 20-34, ‘Being Busy’ (with things you love, ideally), giving us the energy to make new beginnings.