This Gemini Astrology update explores the planetary aspect patterns for end of October and most of November, including the Sun/Saturn conjunction, Taurus Full Moon, a Total Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, Mercury retrograde beginning on the US election day and more!
Welcome to Scorpio Season
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End of October and early November is a most magical time of year, celebrated in some cultures as Halloween, the Day of the Dead, and the Day of All Souls. This turning point of the year, October 31 to November 2, is the cross quarter time, a potent midpoint between Equinox and Solstice. Here, the energetic veil between the waking and etheric realms becomes very thin, amplifying your dream state and connection with your ancestral lineage who have left this Earthly domain.
Following is an overview of the coming month's significant astrological patterns.
To further personalize the influences of these cycles, consider receiving a formal personal Life Path Astrology chart session, or give a gift to someone close to you this holiday season with Gemini Awakening.
Karma clearing: Sun conjoined Saturn October 2012
Scorpio Sun met serious Saturn on October 24. The Sun moving through Scorpio thru November 21st fuels power and passion in the realm of life force, and shines light on secretive patterns. It also highlights how you share your resources with others. This is a strong activation point for the unfolding Saturn Scorpio script between now and 2015.
This last week of October, as Sun conjoins Saturn, is an opportunity to get serious, get to work and create healthy boundaries. What is your relationship to rules, authority, structure and order? Saturn in the sky story is related to time, cause and effect. Sun with Saturn may create an illumination for karma clearing. (per astrologer Maurice. Fernandez )
Also on October 24, Mercury met the North Node at 26° Scorpio. This is further activation of the Scorpio vibe. It’s a perfect time to contemplate and take action: what emotional needs are important to express and be felt to illuminate your future direction? As Mercury is now building toward its retrograde (see below), this is an important time to use universal flow as your guide for movement, direction and choices.
Grand Water Trine Astrology November 2012
A grand water trine occurs when planetary energies are positioned in all three water signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, each being 120° apart from the other members. Water signs relate to emotions and deepening the feeling centers. Hence, a water trine carries a feminine vibration. Do you have any planets in your personal birth chart from 0 to 5° of any of the water signs? Late October and most of November is an extra important time for you! For everyone, here are some questions to contemplate this month as several planets participate in this Grand Water Trine:
1. Ceres in Cancer: a double dose of nurturing, as Ceres in your chart points to opportunity for how you are best nurtured. How can I best nurture myself? Who is my tribe? In what community do I feel most safe, nurtured and supported? How can I be even more open to receive nurturing from others at this time? Also, Ceres at the same time is part of a Grand Cross (see below), which adds a potent change element to the mix, fueled by transformative and purifying elements. Something wants to radically shift with how you nurture yourself. This is particularly true for anyone with early degree natal planetary aspects in the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
2. Saturn and Sun in Scorpio: shines light on what has been secret. Review your relationship to boundaries and your emotional body. Do you hide your emotions? A time of emotional clearing and refinement. Express your true feelings, with empathy, power and passion.
3. Neptune and Chiron in Pisces: continue to dream big dear ones. The other planetary patterns in this trine support practical structures for bringing your visions and dreams down to Earth. A time of emotional healing through a higher vibration of caring and compassion. As my friend Ellen says, if you can dream it, you can do it!
Mars and Venus
Mars in Sagittarius is opposite Jupiter in Gemini on October 28th, the day before the Full Moon. Let's play, as this is a time of optimism and action. The same day, the love planet Venus enters her home sign of Libra activating a Grand Cross with Ceres, Uranus and Pluto. This continues during the USA elections, which ensures strong oddities in the organization and tallying of ballots during the election. "What is fair?" may become a rallying cry later in November.
On a personal level, early November is a great opportunity to create a cornerstone for a new foundation in alignment with your values. Contemplate: What is nurturing to me in my relationships, and what feels fair? Where have I felt confined (Pluto) in relationship with others? What higher new ground (Uranus) am I ready to walk with others in my life?
By the end of November, Venus joins the previously mentioned Grand Water Trine and conjoins Saturn at 6° Scorpio on November 26th. This is an opportunity to be clear on what you really value and how you share your resources with others.
At the same time, the Uranus Pluto activation continues its intensity, as Mars meets Pluto at 7° to 9° Capricorn. Here, Mars provides the fuel to activate intentions created during Venus' Libra transit. This is a powerful time for assertive action, letting go of confining situations, and embracing new direction in your life.
Taurus Full Moon October 29, 2012
Here's the Full Moon chart:
The Full Moon at 6° Taurus illuminates the sensual body. Indulge your senses with visual beauty, tasty delights and sweet smells. Taurus Full Moon is a reminder to create healthy, practical boundaries.
This Full Moon contains 3 potent planetary configurations. Here's the Starman's 411 for these energy forms:
Kite Configuration: this geometry is an extension of a grand trine (see above) that gives purpose/direction to the trine's otherwise weaker vibration. Astrological kite's are akin to directing an arrow with a bow. The base is the foundation energy that points to a target in a specific way.
On Full Moon day, 2 kites form (one of short duration; the other thru Nov 27th) providing guidance for direction and focus in November. The water nature of each kite's grand trine reveals its feminine nature. Hence, intuition and emotional connection are potent tools for you to use here.
Within both kite configurations, the Sun positions close to Saturn in Scorpio infusing a strong reminder to use discernment about how you generally use life force. Does it's expression nurture you, or create painful or abusive situations in your life?
Kite 1 above left shows the Taurus Moon directing its energy to Sun/Saturn. Here, the Moon's sensual energy points to how you structure and manage life force in your life. Are you revealing yourself to others in a healthy way?
The longer lasting Kite 2 (above, thru Nov 27) has Pluto as its base and directed towards Ceres (nurturing vibration) at the apex. Pluto, ruler of Scorpio, carries intensity. Are you using the full potency of your life force to create a nurturing world for yourself and those close to you?
Adding even more fuel to this potent dual kite energy is a Grand Cross through November 4th, including Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries, Ceres in Cancer and Venus in Libra. This configuration is made up of 4 or more planetary energies 90° apart and is intense on every energetic level.
This Cross amplifies questions concerning your life's flow and if you feel nurtured by it. On a global level, this could prove to be a time for vividly highlighting issues of oppressive government practices towards their citizens.
Add this cross dynamic to 2 Kite configurations and you have a chart with a lot of movement, intensity and purpose. Set your intentions, remain clear and move your energy toward what you want to manifest and embrace in 2012 and beyond.
Mercury Retrograde November 6 - 26th, (6° Sagittarius to 18° Scorpio):
Mercury retrograde begins in Sagittarius on November 6th, the same day as the USA elections and in square to Neptune. Seriously?
Mercury begins its retrograde slow down around the Taurus Full Moon. Disruptions, changes in plans, mechanical failures and miscommunications are common occurrences during Mercury Retrograde. By contrast, productive direction is dictated by spontaneity and serendipity.
On a practical level, a time to double check details, and reconsider what you think is the truth (Sagittarius quality) and what is real to you. Neptune’s presence as a square association adds a fair degree of delusion to the mix. On broader level, this ought to be one, unusual election cycle. (And its already started by evidence of Hurricane Sandy set to strike the northeastern coast of the United States on October 28).
On a personal level, here's some useful questions for this Mercury Retrograde. "Do you really practice what you preach?" "Are you being real with yourself and others in your life?" Mercury returns to late degree Scorpio on November 13 to review and resolve earlier hidden emotional communications. Take time to gather information and reconsider your feelings before taking action. Mercury moves direct at 18° Scorpio on November 26.
November 13/14 New Moon, incl Total Solar Eclipse at 21 Scorpio
Here's the New Moon chart:
“Life force” driven Scorpio is the sign of secrets, power and passion. New Moon eclipses reveal that which has been hidden. Their effect lasts for about 6 months. This eclipse comes 6 months after the potent Gemini New Moon eclipse last May. What have you discovered about yourself since May? How have you shared your energy with others? In what ways can you now share your resources clearly, cleanly and with compassion?
Planet patterns this New Moon show the continuation of the Kite configuration previously described; we are going somewhere, let’s take off! The feminine energy of the Grand Water Trine fuels powerful Pluto (ruling energy of Scorpio). Consider creating intentions at this November Solar Eclipse with some key concepts from the Gemini Awakening astrology e-book, Manifesting by the Light of the Moon, A Journey through the Zodiac available for just $7.99 USD: "Scorpio New Moon is a reminder to cultivate life force through physical exercise. It is a time for yoga, martial arts, or tantra, and a time of letting go, and releasing. Which part of you really wants to let go or dissolve? Which part wants rejuvenation?"
Aloha from Hawaii Island
Kathryn Andren Mina
October 27, 2012
Astrology Chart Illustrations
- chart generating software: Time Cycles Research Software
- chart annotations: ScreenSteps by Blue Mango Learning Systems