The November transits in short
The emphasis on well-being and intuition gives way to a focus on our direction in life. At the end of the month, we can either lose ourselves in romantic dreams or take practical steps to make our sense of direction a reality.
Sense of direction
In the beginning of the month, the planets point the attention to our embodiment. How does it feel to be here on Earth? From Nov 2-4 Venus and Mars activate the Channel of Power (34-57), and they can make us feel pretty good about being in the body, and sharing our life energy with others, as they combine life energy with a sense of physical well-being, which sometimes results in healing.
On November 5, the Sun leaves the Spleen Gates, entering the Life Theme of the Sphinx (Nov 6-9). Here the subject of direction comes into play. It works like a compass: if you can tune in to your own life force, you naturally sense how it relates to the universal force of life. Direction first means to be receptive, to listen or tune in to what existence whispers, to be open to our personal recipe for a fulfilled life. Then we can activate our creative forces to give shape to what has come to us.
At the same time, Pluto and Earth are in Gates 24 and 61, activating the Channel of the Thinker. Transformative feminine visions are possible; we may also see a kind of rigid gender-correct orthodoxy. Pluto likes to enforce…
Mercury retrograde and money
From Nov 1-21 Mercury is retrograde, this time putting the spotlight on how we think and talk about money, and what prosperity means for us. Be clear about your wishes and boundaries concerning material matters (and double-check with others if what you hear is what they mean, and if what they hear is what you mean).
From Nov 5-13, Mars and Saturn activate the Channel of Transformation (32-54), imparting the will to make something last, better than it was before. The quality of your interactions influences how sustainable the structure you seek to establish will be. It’s a good time to set up something- stay patient and take care of not burning yourself out. Mars is in the Spleen Gates this month, so physical activity is healthy and helpful. Dance or go for a run when things do not move as fast as you wish.
Source of joy
The Full Moon on November 12 brings in a new phase. At the same day, the Moon Nodes move out of the Gates of Opposition and Provocation (38 and 39) into Gates 52 and 58, the Mountain and Joyous Vitality. Did you notice how many demonstrations and protests happened in the world the last months? And perhaps in your personal life the urge to insist on your rights (while others insisted on their rights)? The Mountain stands for stillness and overview, while Gate 58 wishes to experience life to the max. The next months these Moon Node positions offer a learning: to understand that the source of joy is within. The South Node in Gate 58 represents our past tendencies, which are to look for aliveness through outer stimuli. If we forget that joy lives within us, we can lose ourselves in the thrills of the world – which certainly is fun, but also leaves us at the mercy of others. With your own joy as a guide, you will find the right opportunities to experience joyfulness in life. Whenever you get into stress, take a deep breath and then ask yourself: what are the next essential steps? This way you will benefit from the North Node mountain energy.
Happiness in love
In this period, leading up to the New Moon the time quality moves towards sharing: explaining our sense of direction, and seeing if we have the same ideals as other people. The days around New Moon on the 26th we get a universal energy boost to realize our individual path in our current life circumstances (Sun, Earth, Venus and Jupiter in Gates 34,20 and 10). With Venus and the life theme of the Sleeping Phoenix, as well as the Moon Nodes in their new Gates, there’s a tendency to seek happiness in love. Indeed, these are good days to explore the highest possibilities love can open for us. The deeper we know that love has its roots in us, the higher we fly when we share it.
You can use all this energy also in a more down-to-earth way, to start new projects or change areas of your life so that they align better to your own path in life.
Then, from Nov 26 to Dec 3, Sun and North Node activate Channel 9-52, Concentration. Now the energy of the Sun helps us to take all necessary steps to end this month with a solid foundation, ready for what December will bring!