Hello lovely ones and welcome to November 2016! This month starts off with the influence of the powerful new moon in Scorpio which took place on October 30. This makes the first week to ten days of the month a potent time for manifesting.
Scorpio season is very much in full flow for the majority of November meaning this month will have a suitably intense feel to it.
The sign of Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and relates themes of power, destruction for rebirth, transformation and regeneration.
It is apropos that the US election takes place in Scorpio season and both the lead up to the election, the election itself, and the aftermath, are sure to involve some of the shadow elements of Scorpio...
Neptune plays a big role in the cosmos this month following on from the aspect made at the Scorpio new moon, a conjunction with the moon on US election day (yikes) and the planet making a tense aspect to the Sagittarius new moon at the month's end.
Neptune's light is the highest vibration of unconditional love, compassion, intuition, spirituality and creativity.
The planet's shadow is deception, lack of boundaries, fantasy, self delusion, formlessness and victim syndrome.
With Neptune heavily influencing this month we all have to be mindful of anchoring in Neptune's light rather than getting swept away into its shadow.
We cannot control the (often crazy!) world around us but we can control our own consciousness and actions.
This month we may feel that we are being swept away (Neptune rules the ocean which is vast and somewhat formless) by world events or by the actions and behavior of those around us but it is important to bring ourselves back to our centers, and ground ourselves within our personal truths.
It is imperative to not feel like a victim (Neptune shadow) of world events or the actions of those in our lives but instead to adopt a spiritual perspective that what is happening is in some way meant to be part of each of our soul's experiences.
Riding the tide is all one can really ever do in life, but this month, more so than usual, it is of the utmost importance.
Power themes (and struggles) play a big role in November. How can we avoid getting into power struggles with others and how can we embrace our own personal power in a soulful manner?
Power is a fascinating and often confusing concept. Who and what seems powerful is often an illusion. Real power comes from internal peace, no matter what the external circumstances are.
This month aim to be in the light of Neptune and to maintain your internal peace no matter what is happening in your life or in the world.
Ride the tide knowing that life ebbs and flows just like the ocean, and your only real job is to remain solid and grounded, happy and peaceful no matter what, as neither good or bad times last, rather they flow. So we need to flow too!
Key cosmic dates for your diary are below.
Sun in Scorpio until 22nd November
November 5th Venus in Scorpio trines Uranus in Aries (good for romance, abundance)
November 8th Neptune in Pisces conjuncts the moon in Pisces *US election* (confusion/deception)
November 10th Mars moves out of Capricorn and into Aquarius
November 13th Mercury moves out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius
November 13th Venus moves out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn
November 14th Supermoon Full Moon in Taurus
November 22nd Sun moves into Sagittarius
November 22nd Mercury in Sagittarius sextiles Jupiter in Libra (positive for love, communication with significant others of all types)
November 30th New Moon in Sagittarius
I am wishing you all a powerful and peaceful month