Ascendifi Almanac: November

Updated: Nov 4, 2020

November 1st – Mercury (in Libra) square Saturn (in Capricorn)

November 2020 begins with an aspect of constructive tension between Mind (Mercury) and Matter (Saturn). Squares are how we get to see our lives change. With Mercury retrograde an internal process has been unfolding. We are realizing the only way for us to feel fulfilled is having our most aligned ideas and vital essence brought into reality. Saturn is not concerned with the higher octaves that lay beyond it (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) but the real density of life. This is part of the 2020 Capricorn restructuring that is coming through as a new level of awareness. The awareness being we are already spirit and our journey here on Earth is about how we can bring our spirit to physical form. 

Saturn’s karmic implication can make the energy feel limiting, but it is the pressure that allows a change in form. This transit will have a longer affect than usual because of its timing with Mercury moving ‘forward’ from retrograde and forming the aspect a second time a week from now. 

November 3rd – Mercury Direct in Libra

Mercury stations direct on November 3rd at 25 degrees in Libra. Mercury will now begin its post shadow period until November 19th. The Post Shadow Period is always a time to reflect on the events that took place and the ways that you showed up (or didn’t) for not only others but yourself. You may reflect with what went wrong or how you behaved through the eyes of the perfectionist, but this will not get you anywhere. Being hard on yourself doesn’t make it any easier to improve or change situations. Instead, give yourself space for acting the only way you knew how in the moment and figure out what you can do differently if you find yourself in this space again. Libra wants to turn inner turmoil to peace and be the diplomat. What would happen if you released the control that you have to be perfect at all times and instead live in harmony with yourself?

If you noticed yourself speaking differently to people you hold close relationships with, you have learned the lessons that Mercury Retrograde has thrown at you. It is difficult to see the way you react to others verbally when you are in acting out unconscious patterns. You may realize that you do not need to control others to get love and connection. An authentic connection where you and another are safe to be the truest versions of yourself is what we are all seeking anyway, and someone cannot be authentically themselves if they are being manipulated.

November 8th – Last Quarter Moon in Leo

Last Quarter Moons represent owning your actions for the things you have done and removing outdated beliefs to make room for the new. This can be a turning point for what needs to be done to set your new intentions for the New Moon. Leo likes to be in the spotlight and have attention on them, but their confidence can be a cover up for the harsh criticism they fear. Moon (Leo) Square Sun (Scorpio) will have you wondering what can you do to feel safe in the spotlight? What old beliefs have been hanging in your subconscious that keep you from being the best version of you? If you want to be seen, you have to get out of your head and just take action.

November 9th – Venus in Libra opposite Mars in Aries

Mars and Venus in their signs of rulership form an opposition when opposite of each other on the Aries/Libra axis. Aries and Libra are a pole on the zodiac wheel. Aries impulses naturally thinking from the direction of ‘I’ and Libra justifies naturally thinking from the direction of the ‘other’. Venus and Mars also symbolize the divine feminine and masculine energies we all carry within and utilize day to day more than we may realize. This transit brings consciousness to whether or not we sit with both our masculine and feminine energies creating space for both. Also, if we find ourselves primarily embodying one and judging the other half.

November 10th – Mercury Enters Scorpio

This transit of Mercury through the feminine, fixed sign of Scorpio will be highlighting Scorpio’s ability to find focus. Mercury in Scorpio is a spider spinning her web. It is the concentration of force that surfaces allowing focus and determination when we are submerged in our own energy. Scorpio believes the ultimate facet of life is truth and when a search for truth is fueled by an inner power-any seeds of doubt will become apparent. The more we align with truth the more conforming to projections of limiting beliefs begin to feel foreign. A hunger burns for finding a way beyond seeing the world through a filter of the past. If not dealt with from a place of self-love we can get lost in the webs we weave becoming exhausted by our own thought processes and leverage to find answers. Never exhaust yourself in a quest of finding the perfectionists idea of ‘contentment’.

Mercury has 9 days left in the Post Shadow Period when it enters Scorpio. Now that Mercury is direct, you may feel that you are able to articulate your feelings with honesty. The dark side of this can be finding yourself obsessing over every little thought, try not to go down rabbit holes. Decisions you make during this time will be set in stone and concrete (you’ve done all the research after all) as you feel very empowered in the direction you want your life to go.

November 12th – Jupiter Conjunct Pluto

This has been a year of great reset and worldly change. Now we have the final of three merges between the energy of Jupiter and Pluto. Previous conjunctions were in April and June. Each time this aspect has formed it has been in close proximity to Pallas Athene, the asteroid goddess of logic through wisdom and discernment. This influence is also naturally bringing us closer to the center of our own strength.

Pluto is a celestial body of exponential depth, depths that reach as far down as the soul’s lineage (ancestral). Channeling its energy allows us to track old beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors to their root. Pluto can also carry with it patterns of past Ego hurts which might be prevalent if someone resonates with past lives. 

I’ve come to understand Jupiter as a guardian angel. And merging with Pluto, what comes after digging through our deep-rooted past is a release of fragmentation whether it be from our familial lineage or soul’s past journey. All of the burdens or struggles that are kept alive through us become untied. On the other side of this is spiritual liberation and being able to feel much needed support while moving towards honoring past lives lived. 

November 13th – Mars Direct in Aries

Mars stations direct at 15 degrees Aries, who has been retrograde since September 9th, 2020. A lot occurred during this retrograde with how you handled your anger and aggression and where you put it. Did you stuff it down or release it? If you did release it, did you just spew it everywhere or had an outlet? Now that Mars has turned direct, you will feel a new confidence in yourself now that you have released old patterns and stored anger. You are able to see that the projects you have been working on are being brought to the light and you will finally be compensated (either emotionally or with actual money) on all your hard work. You may feel as though you are ready to spring into action and harness this energy into new ideas.

November 15th – New Moon in Scorpio

New Moon in Scorpio occurs at 23 degrees, making you aware of reoccurring patterns and situations within your relationships and how you treat yourself. Scorpio is asking you to move out of your comfort zone and face your intimacy issues that leave you feeling powerless. Your unconscious acts always lead you to the same destination, yet you wonder how you keep attracting the same soul in different skin suits (this can be romantic, friendship, or coworkers). To achieve expansion, we must learn the lesson by approaching these situations with a fresh eye. New Moons are the perfect time to set your intentions and manifestations and since this is our first New Moon out of Mars and Mercury Retrograde you might find yourself quantum leaping easier than you ever thought possible. Find out what behaviors have kept you from achieving your goals and kick them to the curb.

November 21st – Venus Enters Scorpio

Venus in Scorpio is devoted and passionate. This transit asks us to feel deserving of our passion. Do we believe we can do the things we love and actually have them benefit our lives? You do not need to discard what you love for something else labeled as a more practical use of your energy. Your energy will always be best used when it is in alignment with your highest good not societies standard. Take this time to do what you love, find something new to love doing, or look back on what you had loved in the past and maybe set aside for a different priority that you can call back. Denying ourselves the things that feel in alignment with us is self-betrayal. You are aloud to enjoy what you are doing and let it open doorways for you. The shadow of this transit could be pouring passion into energy drains and getting stuck in the mind’s story in areas of Venus (love and money).

November 22nd – Sun Enters Sagittarius

Sagittarius is a mutable, masculine fire sign that is ruled by Jupiter and asteroid Chiron. It is also where the South Node is currently transiting. Sagittarius can be thought of as the airy part of fire because of its brilliant mind, even though they appear as more of an aloof type. No one lives like a Sagittarius, life is valued in raw adventure and experience, mental, physical, or both. They can become restless and are always ready for a new viewpoint, new avenue to trek down and movement from what just doesn’t feel natural. Their confidence comes from an inner authenticity making it easier for them to access a state of energetic flow.

As a shadow, Sagittarius can give into conflict, communicating bluntly and becoming unfiltered. Memories of past enemies can fabricate feelings of being under attack in reality. Sagittarius rules the hips and how we move through life. Governed by planet Jupiter there is an aspect of expansion and seeking meaning. Jupiter symbolizes faith and a broader vision of reality. This Sun’s journey through the archer asks us to express wonder and potential towards life and be open to expanding our own vision.

November 22nd – First Quarter Moon in Pisces

First Quarter Moon represents new growth and taking action towards your goals. What have you been doing with the intentions you set at the new moon? You may be feeling extra sensitive and emotional but if you trust your intuition Pisces will guide your imagination on the path of a lifetime. Sometimes, you may feel you get too bogged down with reality and being “logical” but growth comes from feeling the less than pleasant emotions and having experiences that teach you a lesson. You may have dreams during this time of an old place/friend that is delivering an important message to you.

November 23rd – Mercury Trine Neptune

A harmonious flow of energy between Mercury and Neptune occurs just the week before Neptune stations direct. This aspect is ideal for imagination and receiving downloads from your higher self. The transcendental quality of Neptune will have you ‘pulling things from thin air’. It could even be difficult to translate those perceptions into words. Visualization will be heightened for art or music as well as an enhanced ability to tune into subtle energy and communication.

November 28th – Neptune Direct in Pisces

Neptune stations direct at 18 degrees of Pisces. While retrograde, you may have felt as though you had no choice but to see the illusions you held on to as a security blanket in your life. Now, you will have to let go to see which deceptions you are letting go of. What faith do you have in yourself to bring your creations into this world? Do you believe you have what it takes to make your dreams come true? You will begin to see clarity that you don’t have to be the perfect version of yourself to attract what you want into your life; if you just start living how you wish your life was, it will eventually become that. You may have created new beliefs in yourself during this retrograde that are going to be acted out now that Neptune is direct. Give your newfound dreams a try before escaping back into your fantasy land.

November 30th – Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini

This Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse comes in at 8 degrees Gemini. A Lunar eclipse can only occur on a Full Moon since the Moon moves into the Earth’s Shadow. The Full Moon is a powerful time to release whatever is no longer serving you to reach the full manifestations you set at the New Moon. An eclipse will show you things you thought you had hidden and buried. Themes of your life that occurred during November 2012 (the last time we had a Lunar Eclipse in Gemini) are coming up again and you may feel déjà vu of what is going on regardless of how much has changed. Use these situations to help you cut cords that will retrieve lost energy. Eclipse out of your life what has been hanging in the shadows for the past 8 years and create space for new, loving energy to flow in.

You will be able to see what has caused detriment to your well-being and release the burden that you put on yourself. The fight to love and accept yourself is always worth fighting. Issues surrounding being helpless (created in childhood) can be impacting how you go about your daily chores and decisions.

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