November is a very, very cleverly disguised version of the pattern we’ve been seeing now for several months. We have a few clusters of hard, pointy – i.e., scary – aspects scattered among a mix of soft, twinkly aspects.
Some scary things will happen, though not as many or as scary as a lot of people fear. Other scary things will seem like they’re going to happen, but they won’t.
The hard pointy aspects will doubtless knock a few big chunks of hard karma loose. But things will not slip into chaos. Soon after, things will return to what seems to be the new normal.
A New Mood
The new normal is a new, mixed mood. This mood blends optimism, uncertainty, and doubt. It is laced with fear and the occasional feeling of panic. The fear arises partly from memories of recent hardship. It arises partly from the release into consciousness – the purging – of deeply ingrained negative patterns.
The harsh energetic conditions of recent years are too close behind. New, improved energetic conditions have yet to take hold. They are arriving toward the end of December, still a few weeks away. This current, transitional period, then, will bring continuing bouts of anxiety and emotional instability, individually and collectively.
The Worst That Can Be Said
The cumulative effects of our collective unease, coupled with the effects of the aspects themselves, could push any number of the political and economic crises currently simmering in the world into the red, at least momentarily.
Military tensions and military activity could flare. Perhaps we will see more temporary stock market gyrations.
Problematic natural conditions, like the drought in California or the lava flows in Hawaii, could turn critical, temporarily.
Nationally and internationally, I am expecting transient peaks of political and economic turbulence. However, it is highly unlikely that November’s astrological waves will capsize the big ships of state or tip the world into depression and war.
That simply is not what these vibes are about. I cannot stress this strongly enough. These astrological conditions will not support major, long-term adverse events. The worst we need fear are panic and ugly moods and their unfortunate effects on events.
On the individual level, we will almost certainly know or hear of individuals who suffer adversity. In most cases, though, despite the dark moods and scattered panic, November will most likely just rock our boats a bit without actually sinking any of them. In the end, November will confirm our hopes and validate our optimism, not our fears.
I don’t want to minimize the seriousness of the violence or adversity that will strike in November. November’s aspects, like those of previous months, will probe for economic, political and physical weakness. And it will find some.
November’s energies will test us emotionally and materially. But, when all is said and done, things will be nowhere near as bad as they might at first appear to us. And options will continue to develop.
November’s Worst Moment
Consider November 9-13. The worst of November’s aspects occur over this time period. (All times are UT, Universal Time.)
- Nov. 9th – Moon SEXTILE Uranus retrograde
- Nov. 9th – Moon SEXTILE Jupiter
- Nov. 9th – Venus square Jupiter
- Nov. 10th – Moon TRINE Mercury
- Nov. 10th – Moon TRINE Neptune retrograde
- Nov. 10th – Mars conjunct Pluto
- Nov. 11th – Moon opposite Pluto
- Nov. 11th – Moon opposite Mars
- Nov. 11th – Moon square Uranus retrograde
- Nov. 11th – Moon TRINE Sun
- Nov. 12th – Mercury TRINE Neptune retrograde
- Nov. 12th – Moon TRINE Venus
- Nov. 12th – Moon TRINE Saturn
- Nov. 13th – Venus conjunct Saturn
- Nov. 13th – Mars square Uranus retrograde
- Nov. 13th – Moon square Mercury
- Nov. 13th – Moon TRINE Uranus retrograde
The ‘Bad’ News
There are 17 aspects over this five day period. Nine of these are positive (upper case), 8 are negative, broadly defined. Of the 8 negative aspects, four or possibly five (underlined), are likely to cause concrete negative events.
But notice that Uranus is retrograde, weakening its ability to cause concrete events in the outer world. While retrograde, Uranus is more likely to cause inner, subjective events or, perhaps, just heated discussion.
November’s negative aspects might trigger a short cascade of negative events related to October’s eclipses. They might be a few shades darker because of the coming Uranus/Pluto aspect, but not much.
The long-standing Uranus/Pluto square will be exact for the 6th time on December 15, about a week before Saturn enters Sagittarius. This Uranus/Pluto square was exact for the first time in June 2012. The last will be in March 2015.
The Uranus/Pluto square is really old news. This recurrence in December will be a faint echo of its first occurrence. It is highly unlikely to cause any lasting issues. We might not even notice its effects as anything out of the ordinary. It is unlikely to intensify the effects of November’s difficult aspects, much. Our darkish mood, however, could either intensify or exaggerate their ill effects.
The Good News
So, many factors will soften the effects of the bad aspects occurring around November 10th and 11th. Other influences strengthen the good aspects.
The 9 positive aspects are strengthened by the ongoing positive energy shift, and the retreat of the long series of admittedly harsh, disruptive aspects of recent years.
The long and the short of it is, as already noted, there will very likely be some negative events to mark the passing of these difficult aspects. However, we must understand them for what they are.
They are a small cluster of hard, pointy aspects floating in a generous mix of moody but soft and twinkly aspects. Also, they occur as the hard energies of recent years fade and the more supportive energies are about to come into effect.
Pick Your Mood
In recent months, it seemed that we could choose to see the positive or the negative potentials in our lives. In that way, we could choose success or failure, or temporary failure anyway.
What seems to me to be different about November is that both negative and positive interpretations of events will bring a positive outcome. There will be a positive outcome no matter how dark our mood or how pessimistic our mindset.
The hold of pessimism and negativity over our minds will weaken as the Saturn Sagittarius ingress approaches. It will be replaced by a more realistic, matter-of-fact approach to challenges The harsh aspects are losing their grip on the course of events.