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Friday, November 3, 2023

A Week of Oppositions, Saturn Moving Direct and Venus Entering Libra


We can all heave a collective sigh of relief now that the eclipses are over, but there is still plenty of planetary action happening in November.  On November 3, the Sun in Jupiter is forming an exact opposition with Jupiter in 10 degrees of Taurus.  As oppositions go, this one isn't bad.  It's a pretty nice vibe that can actually generate quite a bit of productivity.  It will make us very optimistic, which could make us overly idealistic.  Just be mindful of that tendency...

Venus in Virgo is opposing Neptune in 25 degrees of Virgo on November 3 and this opposition can be a little more problematic.  Oppositions tend to create a push/pull energy as we need to accept the power of imbalance.  Venus opposing Neptune is bound to be quite emotional and it can manifest in some disappointments as we might be inclined to engage in over idealization, which is part of Neptune's trip.

Mark the day of November 4 as another big day with the planets.  Mercury in Scorpio is opposing Uranus in 21 degrees of Taurus.  When Mercury is opposing Uranus, we have a strong desire to break free of past notions and concepts.  It also increases the likelihood of unexpected news.  I know, can we take any more sudden news blasts?  There is also the chance for manipulative energy to be enacted.  If you have any planets around 21 degrees of the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius, you will feel this aspect acutely.

On November 4 Saturn will finally move direct in 0 degrees of Pisces after having been retrograde since June 17, when it stationed retrograde in 7 degrees of Pisces.  Saturn represents a reality check; scores will be settled and karma will be accounted for.  But please remember that when a planet is stationing its power is intensified for around five days, before and after the actual station.  Saturn is the planet renowned for making us feel stuck and frustrated.  It is going to feel emotionally heavy at this time.  We could very well feel powerless over the structures in our lives now.  Saturn is also in the sign of Pisces, which is the last sign of the zodiac, and one in which it is not particularly comfortable.  Pisces is also associated with being a victim, so I urge everyone to let go of what hasn't been working for you (that is what Saturn retrograde has been trying to teach us) and surrender.  Surrender is a big theme for the sign of Pisces and we need to acknowledge its importance. I honestly believe that if we can let go, we will find it easier to implement changes and make some progress once Saturn clears its stationary period and picks up full steam. 

We do have a treat in store for us on November 8 when Venus enters Libra.  Venus rules Taurus and Libra, so it is definitely in its happy place here.  Venus remains in Libra until December 4.  When Venus is in Libra, we tend to be more social, diplomatic and charming.  Idealism and kindness tend to prevail in relationships. We are also seeking balance in relationships and compromise is easier to achieve. Just be mindful that we are also going to be more attracted to beauty and the arts while Venus is in Libra, and this could lead us to spend more money.  The only other pitfalls with Venus in Libra are indecisiveness and dependency on others.  Be careful not to be too people-pleasing and this should be a very enjoyable transit.

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I also wanted to note that in an ironic twist of fate, the latest variant of COVID is EG.5, with a nickname of Eris.  Sound familiar--the Goddess of Discord?  Apparently, COVID cases and hospitalizations are on the rise...

I urge everyone to engage in massive amounts of self-care and follow the protective measures of washing your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, wearing a face mask when necessary and staying home if you are sick. And get a vaccine. The newest vaccine is available and I encourage you to get it to protect yourself. I repeat, you do not want to get this virus! I speak from personal experience and consider myself very fortunate to have survived Coronavirus twice. Stay safe and healthy, everyone! 


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