Venus Turns Direct, Mercury Turns Retrograde
By Gwynne Mayer
We are often, in astrological language, presented with retrogrades, direct motion and how they affect us all in our everyday behaviors. No planetary position takes precedence over our ‘will’, but they definitely affect behaviors, causing an effect that might last for years. Recently we have gone through a Venus Rx which began the 5th of October and goes direct November the 16, creating a mess in the areas of relationships, careers and money matters. So then we have a day of respite, until Mercury turns Rx on the 17th of November, affecting the area of computers, communications and travel, in Sagittarius. Lastly Neptune turns direct for all of you Pisces/Virgo people. This has been retrograde the last 5 months. We can all weather this hiccup by staying focused and meditating daily on issues that we have some control over, not obsessing over areas of concern not under our control. Read further how your sign might react to the following during this month:
The dates to look at this month are important as they relate to how you receive your information.
Upcoming Astrological Events for November 2018
… November 7, New Moon in Scorpio
… November 8, Jupiter enters Sagittarius
… November 16, ending Venus in Retrograde, Venus direct.
… November 16, Mercury turns Rx.
… November 22, Full Moon in Gemini on Thanksgiving.
… November 25, Neptune turns direct in Pisces and joins Sun/Jupiter conjunction for good luck!
Remember to read your Ascendant (ego/physical body), Sun (Spiritual/mind) and Moon (emotional/feeling/nurturing) signs in that order when reading these monthly updates.
So let’s get started on your Sun, Ascendant and Moon for November:
Aries — After months of confusion as to relationships, especially intimate ones, things start to clear up! This is not a great realization for Aries because they often ‘go it alone’ anyway, but this type of Ah Hah experience may make a difference. It is more about process dear Aries and not so much finding proof that the reason you can’t find a significant other is due to your independence. Try being compatible.
Taurus — New focus might be on the horizon. You have lost your way and mostly your focus the last few months. There is a new energy emerging that might set you straight and back on the path from which you came! See if you can get some of your old enthusiasm back and look at life a bit differently, especially around groups of people you have known for many years.
Gemini — New stops and starts in the area of career and authority these next few months. You are finding a new way of communicating and staying focused. You might be starting out a whole new plan of operation. You have had some interesting insights that you can now put in place to allow for more flexibility and stability at the same time; hard to imagine but seems true doesn’t it?
Cancer — Travel and new experiences are coming about slowly and surely. Some of these experiences you will enjoy and others will see like a pain, but you will come out of it okay and without a concern. You are doing the right thing so let go of old tapes that keep you stuck and try new ways of living, openly and freely. A change of environment may be up for you to consider, at least in the areas of career and home, maybe even merging the two!
Leo — Leos are having some transformative moments and really seeing what their paths have to offer in this lifetime! It is important to see the issues of health and nutrition handled in a way that can allow you to move forward with grace and freedom of movement. You have to set boundaries with others so that you do not get used for your good nature. Remember to take care of #1, YOU first, then you will be able to serve others.
Virgo — This is a month where you need to examine your role in relationships, in all areas, personal, career, friendships. It might seem that the ‘others’ in your life are more adept and getting attention and goals met, however it is becoming obvious that you are expecting perfection and your personal goals are too lofty for you to attain. Start examining what really turns you on and what could possibly improve your life and add to the quality of your life. Be careful not to spend too much money on things you can put off until tomorrow…Tomorrow will look brighter. Be patient!
Libra — Watching your spending habits will be the focus for this month and your ability to budget your own money without blaming your partner(s) for picking up the tab. You need to watch your own behaviors around money and shopping. Oftentimes Libra looks around to see what others are doing rather than watching his/her own actions. You have a month going forward if you discipline yourself. You can do it!
Scorpio — Scorpios are watching their spiritual growth and enhancing the life in as many ways possible. Learning to travel the road of ‘higher learning’ is the focus for this month. Your dreams may hold the key so be sure and keep track of those dreams and visions that come from your own very sensitive psyche. You will be traveling and finding new opportunities in those fields of experience. What fun!!!
Sagittarius — Sagittarians are finding great solace in meditation and prayer these days. For this social fire sign, it is a different sort of operation or process. The Sagittarius has talents to offer us and wisdom to share if only they can focus and keep a discipline of that particular focus. Writing might be what is important and writing in a holistic way, rather than one that is linear and time oriented.
Capricorn — Capricorn is struggling with creativity and survival. The Cappy is very creative and instinctive but seems to have some problems these days combining the two with survival and money issues. It is time to take out pen and paper and set a budget and also time when you can just let all the rules fly out the window and enjoy the freedom of just ‘being’. Hanging out with siblings who are fun to be with might help.
Aquarius — Aquarians are feeling pinched on the money scene and that is the last thing they want to deal with these days. The Aquarian needs to see for himself or herself the value that he/she places in the world, especially his/her own value. It is not a time to depend on someone else for assurance. It is time to look in the mirror and get a glimpse of self as you really are. Look closely!
Pisces — It seems you have been living in a dream these days….not so. With Neptune turning direct, it is time to wake up and smell the roses and even more to the point, take care of agendas that you have kept putting off for another day. It is hard to accomplish order when your brain is not taking breaks for meditation and contemplation. You are magical at that level so try it on and feel the buzzzzzz!