November 2017

November Keyword: Focus
November Color: Green

Full Moon: November 4 in Taurus, 11 degrees
New Moon: November 18 in Scorpio, 26 Degrees

Daylight Savings Time Ends November 5
Neptune is Direct on November 22

November allows for deep, probing and investigative thoughts and actions. The focus will be on research in many different areas i.e. medical, political, and personal. Cover-ups will be newsworthy. The challenge will be in having so much going on, mentally and physically. That can lead to indecision or scattered energy and weaken the path toward the goal. Focusing on a creative approach to resolve problems - versus simply the black and white solutions – will bring the greatest success. Scorpio sun signs and ascendants will enjoy this month more than usual. Pisces will feel a sense of freedom as Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, returns to forward motion. Everyone will feel increased ambition and along with increased intuition. Use the energy carefully. Mid-month there seems to be strong power struggle energy. It needs to be channeled positively or major disruptions will occur.

This a month for deep thoughts and passionate involvements. Enjoy this energy without becoming controlling or possessive and you will be surprised how exciting the month can be!

With Mercury – ruler of our thinking – pushing into Sagittarius to stay until January, the conversations we have could become rather blunt, even caustic. Keep this in mind and monitor your tone and wording or you could cause relationships of all kinds to come to an abrupt end.


Nov 1 – The moon in ARIES pushes that ambitious energy into high gear on the very first day of November. There is heightened energy regarding fires, explosives, firearms, aggressive activities etc. Those who work around or in industries that involve these should be very cautious. Take nothing for granted. Headaches are also noticeably increased due to the high energy. Libra wants to run away to a peaceful shore.

Nov 2 – The moon continues its push through ARIES with a bumpy crosswind both morning and afternoon. Keep the peace. Go the extra mile to help someone. Be watchful of aggressive drivers.

Nov 3 – The moon was VOID overnight entering TAURUS in the very early morning. This will ground some of the harsh energy of the past two days although with a full moon tomorrow, the energy may still be quite high…just not as aggressive! This is a great day for using your imagination. Regarding relationships, be careful of being overly idealistic.

Nov 4 – FULL MOON in TAURUS at 11/12 degrees. The emotions are pouring over the top and quite sensitive. It might be best to work alone today to allow the settling of all the “feelings”. Scorpio escapes to quieter, hidden places.

Nov 5 – HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SOMEONE SPECIAL! Daylight Savings Time ENDS – Roll back the clocks 1 hour. MERCURY enters Sagittarius until Jan 11. It normally only 3 weeks in a sign so this is a long stay in the sign of justice, military, higher education and foreign affairs. The moon entered GEMINI early AM increasing talking, texting, emailing and gossiping! Have fun and enjoy socializing today.

Nov 6 – The moon in GEMINI stimulates the curiosity. Be careful as you explore possibilities as the end result might be shocking. Sagittarius wants the truth to come out but stays quiet for now.

Nov 7 – The moon shifts from GEMINI into CANCER early morning bringing a more compassionate energy into play. VENUS moves into possessive, secretive and jealous SCORPIO staying through November. Today may find lovers strolling hand in hand, friends embracing just because and overall intensity in relationships. Suspicions increase and intuition is on target.

Nov 8 – The moon continues in sensitive CANCER. The day can be good or cranky. Your choice mid to late morning there is a stressful energy wave. After that the thought of just going home and having a pizza sounds great. Capricorn is annoyed by the emotional yuck today.

Nov 9 – The moon shifts into LEO early morning and brings a powerhouse of energy into play today. Watch the leaders of your company, the world and even in your family. They are likely in the limelight today in some way. Now is the time to seek out ways to enjoy life. Perhaps a spa day? Or play music? Or be with the one you love!

Nov 10 – The moon continues in the Kingly sign of LEO and other than a bumpy midafternoon energy, there is a certain calmness entering today. Perhaps there has been too much fun? This is a great day to have your hair cut or colored or maybe a new style. It is a good day for music so plug in to your favorite source and enjoy. Aquarius feels a bit scattered.

Nov 11 – The moon shifted around 4am into VOID until 11:41am when it moves into VIRGO. This is VETERAN’s DAY. It is appropriate that the moon energy is in the sign of service. Enjoy the celebrations today honoring all our Veterans for their service and sacrifice.

Nov 12 – The moon continues in VIRGO testing Pisces ability to focus on details. Once we pass the mid-morning mark, the day will settle down. It is time to take care of cleaning, de-cluttering, mani/pedis, car wash, laundry .. and even cleaning the break room at work! The health industry may be news worthy now. Check out your own health insurance premiums.

Nov 13 – Although the moon starts the day in VIRGO, it enters VOID at 10:45am and remains VOID all day until 6:26pm. Delays are likely during this VOID time. In addition, there might be a fuzziness to the thinking for all today. Perhaps you should wait until tomorrow to make decisions. Once the moon enters LIBRA this evening, the cloudiness will begin to lift.

Nov 14 – The moon in LIBRA increases the mental activities but the indecision or the attempts at making everything “even” can drive the best of us crazy. Aries sun signs feel exasperated! This is a good day for strategic planning, however. So, use the mind wisely today.

Nov 15 – The moon continues in LIBRA. There is bumpy energy early morning and then again around 5-6pm. Be careful in traffic and count to 10 before acting. Check into art classes or perhaps taking music lessons. The moon enters VOID this evening.

Nov 16 – The moon moves into quiet and introspective SCORPIO. The energy today is fantastic for imagination, idealism, finding that perfect person or maybe winning or getting a windfall of money! This is a wonderful day for research. TAURUS may feel agitated and seek more practical and concrete answers.

Nov 17 – The energy is high ahead of the NEW MOON tomorrow. It is important to finish up projects today while the energy is powerful for mental work. With the moon still in SCORPIO, it is a good time for reviewing all banking projects, business, or credit accounts.

Nov 18 – NEW MOON in SCORPIO 26 degrees – the moon shifts into VOID at 6:42am until 1:59pm when it moves into SAGITTARIUS. Expect the unexpected today. Foreign matters may be in the news as well as legal topics. Things that are hidden will now be revealed over the next month. Educational institutions will also be in the news.

Nov 19 – The moon continues in SAGITTARIUS with a rather yucky, strong energy around 5-6amET and it really does not seem to improve much until the afternoon. Be extra cautious in all activities and COMMUNICATIONS. Keep things calm and cool, unless you want fierce opposition. Gemini should be especially careful in conversations today as everything will be taken seriously.

Nov 20 – The moon is still in SAGITTARIUS. We will find better footing today. Peace can be negotiated. The Sun is preparing to leave Scorpio, so there is a sense of urgency to finish up projects, articles or investigations. The moon enters VOID tonight.

Nov 21 – The moon entered CAPRICORN right after midnight. The SUN enters SAGITTARIUS late evening. This is great for those born under the sign of SAGITTARIUS. There is a certain aloofness now. Everyone feels a need to compose themselves, control the emotions. Check all bank accounts!

Nov 22 – The moon in CAPRICORN and Neptune is now Direct in Pisces at 11 degrees. It is important to err on the side of caution today. Be careful in all monetary transactions. Pisces sun signs and ascendants will feel a bump up in energy as well as the creative arts.

Nov 23 – HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Enjoy time with family, friends, neighbors. Even in a time of crisis, there is always a reason to be thankful. The moonis VOID from 5:33am until 3:14pmET so lunch guests may be late. Expect the unexpected always under a VOID moon. With the moon in friendly and prophetic AQUARIUS brings a humanitarian mood to the day. Laugh and enjoy life. LEO may feel a bit out of the spotlight, but that is not a bad thing!

Nov 24 – WOW, shopping time! Today is traditional Black Friday shopping. Many will do on line buying so go fo it! With the moon in AQUARIUS, the electronic equipments should be flying off the shelves. Of course, we could also see air travel delays.

Nov 25 – The moon is again in AQUARIUS all day until 9:37pmET. The energy is really interesting ?? With an unusal start to the morning, there could be news coming in about opportunities you might be interested in. Keep an open mind. It should involve money!

Nov 26 – The moon shifted into PISCES at 3:04amET. This is a down day for many. The desire is to pull back from the utter chaos of the past few days. Take a walk outside if weather permits. Listen to music. Paint, draw, create! This is a great day for dropping out. Virgo wants to work instead.. go for it.

Nov 27 – The mood is still quieter and a bit pulled back as the moon is still in shy PISCES. For most, this will allow for creative energies to soar. There is a strong feeling of giving in the air. If you can, contribute to a charity or volunteer to help those in need.

Nov 28 – The moon moves VOID at 7:09amET until it enters ARIES at 11:30amET. Now the moon changes and quickly. There is an increase in violence especially domestic, fires, explosions, aggressive actions, etc. All law enforcement, firefighters, military service personnel should exercise extreme caution now when handling calls or events involving these activities. Everyone should take a deep breath. Keep tempers under control. Today is about choices. Make good ones!

Nov 29 - The moon continues in the fire sign of ARIES. Headaches are more common as well as head injuries. If you have high blood pressure, be more alert today to your diet and how you feel. Our leaders could act out impulsively creating unnecessary concerns for all. LIBRA just does not understand the inability to compromise and feels frustrated.

Nov 30 – The moon is still in ARIES until 1:37pmET when it is VOID until 3:38pmET when it enters the solid sign of TAURUS. After the early morning hours the energy will settle down allowing us to focus on the business at hand. That business will probably involve banking, real estate or perhaps singing! We are only a few days away from Mercury going retrograde (Dec 3) so be very careful now if you need to sign a contract. Check out your credit cards, bank accounts, etc. Get your money house in order!

Moon Cycles

New Moon: A new moon initiates energy that is very strong for four weeks or one lunar cycle but influences the year until another new moon occurs in that same sign - usually a year later. What that energy involves is indicated by the sign in which the new moon occurs and personally, which house/aspects etc are activated in your astrological chart. If the new moon is an eclipse the energy is tripled.

Full Moon: The full moon that follows two weeks after the new moon brings the energy of the new moon out into the open, or to a peak. It continues to unfold energy for two more weeks until the next new moon when the cycle begins all over again highlighting a different area of our lives. Those emotional influences can last a year.

Void Moon: When the transiting moon makes no aspect to a transiting planet, it is considered to be VOID. During these void periods - which can last a few minutes or a few days - it is best to avoid signing sign contracts, interviewing for jobs, or setting important appointments. Why? Because appointments are usually delayed or rescheduled altogether or they do not turn out as expected. Contracts have delays or have to be re-negotiated, etc. Job interviews turn out to be non-productive or empty promises are made. If, for instance, a first interview does occur and appears positive, you may be asked to start ASAP or have to interview with additional people. Individually, if you are under excellent aspects from transiting planets, this will then be a good time to proceed even though the moon is void.

I find that during void moon energy, solutions to problems can be found. Therefore, it is an excellent time for lawyers to find loopholes in cases or uncover evidence that will turn a case in their favor. Lost items are found or returned during this energy at a higher percentage than when the moon is not void. Any computer glitches that have evaded solution can suddenly be resolved. You can be lucky and win a lottery or raffle. Keep in mind that during a VOID MOON, any activities undertaken usually take TWICE as long to accomplish!!! There is an element of LUCK associated with VOID energy. Use it wisely! :-)

One thing is for certain -- always expect the unexpected during the time of a VOID of COURSE MOON and be prepared for delays or cancellations or a surprising turn of events. This can be felt as positive or negative!

Eclipses in 2017

Feb 10 - LUNAR eclipse: in Leo at 22 degrees
Feb 26 - SOLAR eclipse: in Pisces at 8 degrees
Aug 06 - LUNAR eclipse: in Aquarius at 15 degrees
Aug 21 - SOLAR eclipse: in Leo at 28 degrees 53 minutes

Eclipses to come in 2018

Jan 31 - Lunar Eclipse in Leo 11 degrees
Feb 15 - Solar Eclipse in Aquarius 27 degrees
July 13 - Solar Eclipse in Cancer 20 degrees
July 27 - Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius 4 degrees

Retrograde Planets in 2017

When a planet is retrograde, its energy is weakened, misunderstood, or projected in an unclear manner. The sun signs, industries, activities and so forth ruled by the retrograde planet, will feel held back, restricted, misunderstood or weakened. This is also a time when you are given an opportunity to re-do, re-evaluate these areas. Many times it brings about a better solution or happier direction.

Uranus Retrograde, in Aries, August 3 - January 2, 2018
It rules the sign of Aquarius, electricity, automobiles, electronics, assassination attempts, earthquakes, radio and tv, unpredictable events, astrology, Bohemian, and Russia to name a few. When it is retrograde, Uranus gives the topics and also countries that it rules, time for review, reconsideration. It also holds back some of its strength in order to allow for this. That is a blessing as it calms the impulsive, aggressive energy that being in the sign of Aries can bring.

Neptune Retrograde, in Pisces, June 16 - November 22, 2017
Neptune rules the oceans, water, liquids, magic, angels, actors, music, and diseases from bites, stings, drugs or alcohol to list a few. It also rules the sign of Pisces. It is the planet of illusion or fantasy. The good news is that when retrogrades we can see people and situations more clearly. It is a reality check. Many times our eyes are suddenly opened and we can make objective decisions without the rose colored glasses. Of course then comes the “what was I thinking” part.

Transiting Planets in 2017

If a slower moving planet connects with one of your personal planets such as your Sun, Venus, Mercury or Mars, it will initiate a reaction or event regarding the planet that is touched. Example: transiting Jupiter connects with your Venus. You could simply have a wonderful couple of “feeling good” days while this is active or maybe win a lottery, fall in love with someone or something, have a facelift, settle a legal case, or set up a new banking account. It is helpful to know if this will be happening so you can plan better and be prepared to make it a good “connection”. Here are the slower moving planets and the signs they will be travelling through in 2017:

Jupiter in Scorpio until November 2018
Jupiter is the fastest moving of the slower planets, staying approximately one year in each sign. It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to travel through all 12 signs. It has the ability to make things bigger or expanded or exaggerated. This can be positive or negative depending on what is being affected! I hope you feel and receive the blessings of positive energy. Go back to Oct 2005 to Nov 2006 what was going on in your life? This will give you an idea of how this energy of Jupiter in Scorpio unfolded for you. Hopefully, if that was a negative time for you, you learned something and can use this upcoming year in a positive way!

Saturn in Sagittarius until December 2017
The last time Saturn was in Sagittarius was late 1985 into early 1988. It takes about 2.5 years to transit one sign. It is now Sagittarius’ turn to feel the structuring, disciplining and in some cases restricting energy of this transit. November born Sagittarius have this transit in their rear-view mirror now. Yay! Those born December 10 – 22 (and those with any planets in Sagittarius 21 degrees and higher) will at some point during 2017, feel this transit. By the end of this year Saturn will complete its transit of Sagittarius and move into the sign of Capricorn in December. Saturn’s energy helps us better manage our talents and urges. It can bring unexpected responsibilities or even health issues that require discipline and focus to overcome. Commitments made during a transit of Saturn to a personal planet (sun, moon, mercury, venus, mars) have endurance energy/longevity. Negatively, they can feel like heavy responsibilities! But it is not a bad energy for a good marriage or business partnership if all other aspects are supportive. This is the time to stay current with your medical exams especially if you are born under the sign of Sagittarius, have personal planets in Sagittarius, have Sagittarius rising, have Sagittarius on your work/health house (6th). If you have planets in the sign of Gemini at 21 degrees or higher, Saturn will, at some point, create an opposing energy. This can bring limitations (including medical conditions) or simply push you to organize and discipline your activities. It CAN, at times, feel really burdensome - even depressing - having Saturn in your sun sign (or opposing it. Given the ability to focus and accomplish now, use Saturn’s positive side to finish up projects or goals that have been set aside. Take on any added responsibilities as a learning experience that will benefit you. Hard work is usually required when Saturn is in your sign so be prepared to work hard and be rewarded accordingly. Remember, work smarter not harder.

Uranus in Aries until 2018
Uranus will continue transiting the sign of Aries moving from 20 degrees to 28 degrees Aries. It will retrograde back to 24 degrees by the end of 2017. If you have a planet in your astro chart at 20 - 28 degrees Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn, Uranus will energize that planet sometime in 2017. Libra sun signs born Oct 10 - 23 will feel this energy as an opposing force. It is challenging but not as aggressively challenging as those born in the sign of Aries will feel. You could suddenly decide to quit a job, seek a divorce, change your hair style, or even relocate when this happens. The energy of freedom loving Uranus is not predictable except to say it is unpredictable. Sudden changes, accidents, changes in beliefs, strong desire to be free, etc can all be part of this energy. Be careful in your desire to feel free, to break the rules, to make radical changes, especially if you are aged 41-43. Remember, once the transit completes, you will be living with the consequences of your actions and decisions! Uranus is sending kind vibes to Aquarius and Gemini but challenges Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, and of course, Aries.

Neptune in Pisces until 2025
Neptune will move from 9 degrees to 14 degrees Pisces but during the year it retrogrades ending 2017 direct at 11 degrees. It is very slow moving. Be cautious in business dealings and LOVE as Neptune energy can be evasive and deceiving you before you know it. Neptune has a strong spiritual side and connects to the higher realms. It also rules all liquids and the oceans, water, floods, drugs, hospitals, jails, bodily fluids including perspiration! Perhaps if your planets are contacted by this transiting Neptune, you will find yourself returning to church, restoring your faith, being drawn to the beach, or finding that true love! Watch out, though! Make sure you remove your rose colored glasses before making major decisions. Virgo sun signs may find themselves working with Pisces sun signs or changing careers to work in a Pisces industry i.e., oil, ink, ocean liners, entertainment, singing, children, any music or acting, etc. Virgo sun signs will feel the opposing energy creating feelings of vagueness and mystery. Enjoy this opportunity to not only dream but to also see your dreams come true.

Pluto in Capricorn until 2024
Pluto will transit 16, 17, 18, 19 degrees of Capricorn in 2017. Those born Jan 6-11, Apr 5-10, Jul 8-12 and Oct 9-12 will most likely feel this transit more directly. In an astrological chart if you have personal planets at 16-19 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer or Libra, you will feel the transformative power of Pluto as it interacts with that planet. It can involve corruption, drugs, sexual desires, skin and teeth issues, government planning, the disciplining parent, deaths, and big business to name a few. Pluto in Capricorn helps define economic changes that will be beneficial and strong. Capricorn rules big business and government and government officials. In 2017, Pluto in Capricorn will provide the impetus to release or destroy anything that has served its purpose in our lives. The changes being made will be long lasting ones as Capricorn is cautious, practical and very responsible. A positive use of the energy would be to take the initiative and change areas of your life that need improvement – before it is done for you! Emotionally you could embark on a new way of looking at life. A word to the wise should be sufficient. Virgo and Taurus – fellow earth signs of Capricorn – should find the transformations and changes, very positive and easier to integrate than other sun signs.

May the force remain strong with you throughout 2017!