We may need to face the consequences of letting something go, or wastefulness in some area of life, with Mercury in alignment with Saturn and forming a square with Neptune. Saturn and Neptune are approaching a square, and we’re likely to be feeling some of this energy now. There can be a search for meaning with this influence, as we may need to adjust our goals or refocus. This cannot be done all at once, so it’s important to take the pressure off and simplify so as not to feel overwhelmed.
The Moon is in Taurus all day (until Wednesday, November 25th, at 12:15 PM).
The Moon is void from 8:25 PM forward (until 12:15 PM tomorrow).
The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
A First Quarter Moon occurred on the 19th, and a Full Moon will occur tomorrow.
This is the original cross-quarter day between the autumnal equinox and winter solstice. It is known as Martinmas, after St. Martin, and is observed with a traditional meal of salted(or preserved) food. Peace vigils are held at 11:11 AM to commemorate the 1918 for or meditate on peace on earth. The numerological significance of 11/11 is particularly powerful, since 11 is a “master number,” signifying both good and evil, while the combined numerals give a key of 4, representing the earth, the seasons and the phases of the moon.
Harness today’s numerological power by meditating on peace throughout the world. Women should invoke the planets Pluto and Neptune, the element of water and the darkness and silence of the night to connect with the inner goddess, men should focus on their anima or feminine side.
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Monday, November 2: Mercury enters Scorpio; Venus conjunct Mars in Virgo
On Monday, Mercury enters mysterious Scorpiowhere he’ll remain until November 20. During this stretch of time, you’ll be far more adept at deciphering the meaning of words left unsaid. When it comes to matters of the heart, this will also be quite a lusty day. Venus and Mars will melt into each other, in the earthy sign Virgo. As a result, you’ll waste no time getting down and dirty with the one you love. Chemistry will play a major factor here — pay attention to what those pheromones do to you!
Thursday, November 5: Sun in Scorpio sextile Pluto
The Sun in Scorpio will also be at a sextile to Pluto on Thursday. This will support any of that behind the scenes research you might be working on all week. The more you have to dig, the better. You’re definitely up for a challenge.
Friday, November 6: Mercury trine Neptune
On Friday, you might feel a telepathic connection between yourself and someone close thanks to Mercury trining Neptune. Use this day to work on an imaginative project that you love such as creative writing, music, or to study up on a spiritual topic.
Sunday, November 8: Venus enters Libra
Then on Sunday, Venus moves into her home sign of Libra where she’ll remain until December 4. You’ll crave more balance in partnership matters and will do what you can to “make nice” with your mate.
Emotional impulsiveness can sometimes work in your favor, dear Aries, but only if you’re acting from a place of understanding and heart, not from insecurity. Relationships or projects can be in strong focus today, but past mistakes or challenges may figure strongly in your mind. There could be a disappointment or a misjudgment now which needs correcting. Fortunately, September’s energies are strong for making edits. Energy levels are up and down today. You’re getting a reminder that taking care of mental health is not something to ignore, and that you should aim to respect your natural body energy rhythms instead of challenging them. Love and creativity are emphasized today, particularly on the job. You might decide to turn a hobby into something a little more practical, or a fantasy into something concrete and meaningful. This is a potentially strong day for personal attraction as well.
There may be a small disappointment in your social life today, dear Taurus, possibly due to overblown expectations. You may be questioning a situation that is ambiguous, particularly related to romantic and platonic friendships. It’s not a time for coming to a solid conclusion or a point of closure, so it’s better to wait things out. Even though there is increasing energy for creative and romantic matters in your life these days, you could be tired, overworked, or feeling temporarily lacking in inspiration, making it difficult to tap into your creativity just for the moment. This simply means it’s time to take a small break until you regain your composure. Even so, you are certainly magnetic and attractive right now, drawing attention to you. You are especially aware of, and awake to, creative and romantic impulses.
There can be sensitivity when it comes to reputation or career matters today, dear Gemini, or you could be confused about where you stand. Hold off on very important decision making and large purchases if possible. The need to make adjustments and changes in work-life balance can be obvious now, but should be made when you’re more confident. You are searching for more meaning and a stronger direction in life, and paying a little more attention to intuition to guide you as definite answers don’t seem easy to come by these days. While there can be some tendency to get caught up in rumors, there is good, creative energy for communicating, connecting, and sharing or learning. Your heart is ruling your head today, and there can be some level of drama as a result, but it can also take you to creative, interesting places. Emotional excitement is likely today. You are expressing yourself creatively and attractively. Some of you can receive a warm message from an admirer.
There can be some confusion, disappointment, or simply a temporary questioning of motivation experienced today, dear Cancer, and for you, it is likely to revolve around communications, transportation, projects, and learning. Be a little more vigilant if working with facts and figures, and watch that you don’t communicate in a way that can be misinterpreted. Dream and create, but be cautious when it comes to more practical matters, including driving and operating machinery. If someone is trying to get a commitment or definite answer out of you, and you don’t totally feel right about it, try to politely defer it to a more confident time. Even so, it’s a strong day for creative visions. Venus and Mars joining forces in your solar second house can stimulate good ideas, just be sure to fill in the technical details at a later date. Watch for impulsive purchases.
There may be some confusion surrounding financial or intimate matters today as your ruler, the Sun, opposes Neptune, dear Leo. This yearly event can illuminate the need for more attention to your spiritual and emotional needs. There is a stronger focus on the material and physical world these days, and today, experiences may illuminate some level of spiritual discontent. Some of you could be dealing with a situation in which you need to draw boundaries with others who are draining you of time or energy. On practical levels, avoid making larger purchases as well as lending and borrowing, just for now, until you are seeing things more clearly. Some of you could be questioning someone’s intentions or whether you’re being shown the respect you deserve. This is not the time to push for problem solving, nor for making important decisions in the material world. Even so, Venus and Mars joining forces in your sign today point to animal magnetism and extra sparkle.
You may be feeling especially sensitive to people’s reactions and comments today, dear Virgo. The Sun in your sign lifts your spirits in general these days, but an opposition to Neptune today, a yearly event, can point to a small disappointment or seeming setback. Someone or something may burst your bubble, or you could be feeling discontent or misunderstood now. You could find that you’re swinging from overly positive to overly negative assessments of yourself and of a close someone, and can’t seem to find the in-between, which is of course where the truth lies. Avoid the trap of hoping that someone else will make you happy – work on making yourself happy. Everything seems to happen at once today, and this can be quite wonderful if you are prepared and organized, or frustrating and offputting if you are not. You have a big need to connect to something spiritual or mystical in order to find more meaning in your life. Blending this with your recent focus on physical concerns will be ideal. Try not to project fantasies onto people and situations, as you may make more of them than they deserve, good or bad. An unusual attraction or discovery on the level of feelings can occur, possibly even from a dream, or a private longing is emphasized now.
While the day holds creative promise, dear Libra, there can be some lack of clarity to deal with now, particularly related to what is expected of you and what you expect from others. Work and service are in strong focus, but it can be difficult dealing with routine matters if you’re not feeling motivated or directed. There is a lot going on behind the scenes and you may not always feel on top of your game as a result of this general distraction. While energy levels are less than ideal, personal attraction and emotional stimulation are strong now. Your intuition is highly stimulated and increased compassion can motivate you to help someone out or to provide a service. While attractions are strong today, some level of confusion is likely, and it can be difficult to accurately “read” people in your life at the moment. Similarly, while you might envision an exciting project today, it can be difficult knowing how to get it off the ground.
You can bring strong people skills and unique creativity to the table today, dear Scorpio, particularly on a professional level. Your reputation can get a boost. Nevertheless, some confusion can surround your relations, attractions, and desires right now. Where you stand with friends or lovers may be a point of confusion, or you could be questioning your own feelings about someone. For some of you, this could be about a project, as you might be temporarily uninspired or questioning its viability. You could be see-sawing between fantasy and reality. It’s possible that someone isn’t being honest with you, but it’s also possible that you are deceiving yourself through wishful thinking. Romance or affectionate feelings can actually be draining today if you don’t know where you stand, but you are also likely to be especially amorous now with Venus and Mars coming to an alignment.
While it’s a strong day for creativity and personal appeal, dear Sagittarius, you may not be feeling on solid ground today with a Sun-Neptune opposition in challenging aspect to your sign. If you resolve to simply go with the flow and accept that you may not need to know everything at this point in time, you’ll be far better off. Even so, listen to any signal that you have been ignoring your more spiritual needs. Confusing energies tend to surround family and career matters. While generally speaking this period is good for career and ambition, today you might be feeling a little insecure or concerned about family and personal matters. There can be vague concerns on the home front, or some temporary less-than-confident feelings experienced now. The day is better used for creative and imaginative undertakings. Adventure and play are in focus with Venus and Mars approaching an alignment in your adventure sector. Share your enthusiasm with others. Your powers of attraction are strong, but you might also be attracting hangers-on or confusing situations.
Neptune opposing the Sun today can temporarily throw a veil over our perceptions, dear Capricorn. You may have felt that you were sailing along relatively smoothly, and now you could be questioning what to believe, and what to believe in. Distractions may not be more plentiful, but you could be more sensitive than usual to them now, and as a result, it can be a challenge to concentrate. Misinformation may be circulating, and there is a tendency for looping conversations that don’t really get you to where you want to go mentally. Be careful not to make a commitment or speak too soon or officially on a matter until the fog clears and until you are certain of the facts. Another influence with you today can also pull up unusual feelings and desires, and some of you could have a sudden urge to act upon hidden or previously buried desires and feelings. The temptation to keep important information from someone (an error of omission) can be strong. Similarly, try not to put too much faith in what you’re told for the time being, as there can be missing, and vital, information. Nevertheless, there is mysterious and sensual energy surrounding you, and meeting up with a past friend is possible now.
With Venus and Mars approaching an alignment today, dear Aquarius, there is spontaneous, creative, and desirous energy around you today. However, the Sun is opposing Neptune, challenging our perceptions, and this requires some caution when it comes to investing energy, time, or resources into iffy situations. Occurring across your resources sector, it’s important to avoid important financial transactions, lending, and possibly even borrowing. Boundaries could be crossed now, and it may be difficult to establish them clearly. Keep in mind that you are bound to bring out strong feelings and reactions in others whether you want to or not. There could be some form of letdown involved with a close relationship, but consider that this may bring you closer to a better understanding of someone, as true friendship is about accepting the real person, not only the image of a person or relationship. For some, a financial or ownership matter can be up in the air just for now. Try not to press for answers and resolve to pay more attention to your spiritual needs while protecting your material ones.
With the Sun and Neptune in opposition today, dear Pisces, it’s unlikely you are seeing people clearly and situations realistically. It’s equally as possible that others are not seeing you correctly, and it’s important not to encourage this. Ultimately, it works against you. There might also be confusion about where you stand with someone or how deep a commitment may be. You might also feel a little resentful if someone seems to be taking the lead or pushing something that you’re not ready for. If there is a letdown today, remind yourself that it’s better to attach yourself to dreams that lift your spirits than those that let you down. Venus and Mars are moving towards an alignment in your work and health sector, however, and this brings spontaneous, creative energy to your life in small ways.
You might be quite effective at combining work and play now. While desires are strong and seem quite urgent at times today, how to fulfill them is the tricky part right now!
You are very energized and positive about most things today, dear Aries. Even so, thinking may not be precise or factual now with Mercury in opposition to Neptune. There can be a lot of mind wandering and detours from straight thinking now, which can lead to interesting ideas and new possibilities. If you want your privacy, you can keep certain things to yourself, but avoid coverups and truth stretching now, as it can cost you. Before making a commitment, be sure you’re behind it fully, which may not be possible today. If you can find healthy ways to get away or mix up the routine, do so, but your very best bet will be to find a nice balance between work and play.
An opposition between Mercury and Neptune can point to a need to pull back from overthinking things, dear Taurus. Even so, something could be misconstrued today, so that if you’re in a situation that depends on precision, you will want to double check your facts. Look for harmless ways to engage your imagination and need for drama in your life for best results today. Watch that you don’t get carried away by an idea or vision that takes you too far away from what needs to be done, but do find ways to satisfy your itch for new options and possibilities. Later today, there can be a strong connection with the past and your memories, possibly stirred by a chance meeting. There can also be a stronger need for comfortable surroundings and familiar faces.
Something you say or do today could be relayed or interpreted in the wrong way, dear Gemini, with your ruler, Mercury, in difficult aspect with illusive Neptune. However, this can also be a day when all that is imaginative, fantastic, or spiritual engages you. Seek out people you trust for opinions on your more practical affairs, but look within for answers to matters of the heart. You may feel that you have too many choices right now, and that can mean that you are not truly ready to come to a solid conclusion. Giving things more time is important now. Later today, there can be new and exciting ideas that may even be stimulated by a difference in opinion.
It’s nice to be able to let your imagination loose for a while, but today, dear Cancer, it may take you away from the things you need to accomplish and can be quite disruptive. Your mind can wander, and you might want to make yourself very clear if you have something important to say or instructions to relay, as misunderstandings are easy right now. The desire on one hand to obtain information and make sense of something is strong, but on the other, the tendency to break it apart is powerful as well. This is not the time for critical detail work or for beginning entirely new ventures. Let your imagination go, but do so in the right places, and not so far that you set yourself up for a letdown.
This is a time for checking and double-checking your work, dear Leo, if you’re dealing with facts and figures. As well, as much as you’d like to sort out a financial matter, you may not have all the information you need to do so. It’s important to avoid over-committing now, and this applies to your spending, relationships, friendships, and with regards to work and obligations. Even so, your mind is wide open, and you could be entertaining wonderful new ideas and seeing different options that you may not normally see on another day. While these may need detailed attention later, take note of what you’re coming up with now. The Moon enters your sign this afternoon and aligns with Mars tonight. You could be feeling re-energized and motivated.
With Mercury and Jupiter in your sign, dear Virgo, your personality is shining. You are nevertheless keeping some distance with the Sun, Venus, and Mars in your privacy sector. Today, Mercury reaches an opposition with Neptune, and there could be some drama in your close relationships. You might be frustrated with others who can seem to be unresponsive, indifferent, or extremely vague. You might also question whether you’re being lied to today. Try to let things be and depend on yourself just for the time being. Watch also that you don’t say something that is misinterpreted completely. You may very well decide that getting your point across is not as important as you may have thought it to be. Later today can bring a surprise connection with your past.
Pruning and clearing efforts in the next few weeks will increase clarity and focus, dear Libra, but today, you may need to settle for a state of not knowing. Mercury opposes Neptune today, reminding us that we don’t always need clear answers. There can be some disarray and a lack of clear routine that disrupts your thinking now, but the detour your mind takes may very well lead you to interesting conclusions. Enjoy harmless drama through movies or books, and avoid it in real life. Discretion may be in order today. There is strong energy for connecting with friends later today. Someone or something can inspire an exciting new idea.
A Mercury-Neptune aspect can open up the mind, dear Scorpio, which can be helpful in many ways as you see more options and possibilities. However, because it’s a challenging aspect, it may be a little disruptive as well, and misunderstandings are possible, particularly with friends and lovers. It can be difficult to read others’ intentions and situations clearly. If a recent plan suddenly seems not doable, give it a few days before you drop it. There could be some poor timing or missed connections to deal with now, but if you recognize a need for more rest and a more easygoing attitude in your life, then this can be a pause that refreshes. There can be interesting ideas on the work front and possibly a new direction that will build over the coming weeks.
It’s important today to avoid making important decisions based on your current perceptions, dear Sagittarius, as they may be strong influenced by wishful thinking or even your fears. Realistic details and practical considerations can be missed or ignored now, as you’re tuning into other worlds. It’s in fact a great time for dreaming up possibilities. Locking them down may not be the wisest choice just for now, however. Others may not be telling you all you need to know now, or they could be misinformed. There can be some moodiness now, particularly if you’re frustrated with others who seem vague or evasive. However, there is fabulous energy for personal appeal and creative pursuits. Confusing situations aside, there is a lot to love about the day, and you can find inspiration in surprising places.
Keep your wits about you today if you need to focus or tend to practical matters, dear Capricorn. If you can steer clear, you’re far better off. There is a tendency now to gloss over facts, and it’s very unlikely that you’ll get useful information or straight answers from others. If you can keep today creative and free-form, then the energy of the day can be used well. In fact, your mind is open to new ideas and possibilities. You could be hungry for interesting and enlightening concepts, ideas, and fantasies. but the real world demands your attention. Watch for both deception and self-deception today, but look for ways to add a dash of imagination to what you’re doing.
There can be a strong desire to analyze or organize your thoughts today, dear Aquarius, particularly regarding finances but also relationships. However, others may not be as interested in setting things straight. To boot, you are unlikely to have all the information necessary to make important decisions. Conversations can circle and get nowhere, so resolve to just live in the moment and take care of business at a later date. In fact, your imagination can take you to interesting ideas and possibilities that you may not have entertained on a regular day. Look within for answers, or take a break from overthinking things. The Moon and Mars align in your partnership sector later today, and this can bring energy and animation to your relationships. Someone might be integral in giving you the motivation or confidence to do something new. Good ideas are easier to come by now.
The coming weeks are important for communications with others, and especially a partner and people close to you, dear Pisces. There will be increasing focus on your relationships. Today, however, questions from others could awaken the escapist in you, as you are not in any mood to be pressured. Watch that you don’t mislead others unintentionally with a vague answer. You might experience a mental disconnect with someone now. While it’s too easy to become distracted today, it’s also a strong time for new ideas and for imaginative thinking. Given some space and freedom, you can come up with something very innovative.
The Neptunalia venerates the divine God of the Sea, Neptune. Originally a freshwater God, Neptune acquired his maritime status when we was identified with the Greek Poseidon At Rome, there was a temple dedicated to Neptune in the circus cus Flaminius within the Campus Martius where his festivals were held on July 23 and December 1.
Neptune was one of only three Gods to whom a bull might be sacrificed (the others were Mars and Apollo). According to legend, he had a wife whose name was Salacia, Goddess of the salty sea and inland guardian of springs. It is believed that the Goddess Sulis, who is still worshiped at the sacred hot springs at Bath, may have been an aspect of Salacia.
This is a good time for creative work or active down time, dear Aries! Your intuition is super powerful now with Mars, your ruler, connecting healthily with Neptune. If you are able to approach the day in a freeform way, all the better, as your hunches seem to be accurate and the best way to follow your instincts is to allow for some freedom of movement. You might want to work on domestic matters or long-term projects, and certainly you can feel inspired by a dream of the future on this level. Motivation to work hard for a more idyllic home life or future is strong today.
You can be feeling quite inspired about learning, your personal interests, or communications projects today, dear Taurus. Taking action or pursuing a dream can leave you feeling stronger and filled with purpose. Friends or networks can be inspiring as well, providing fuel for your motivation to reach out and connect or to pursue something you’re truly interested in. You could be feeling good about supporting others, particularly a sibling or friend/acquaintance, or feeling an intuitive bond or connection with someone. You are both enthusiastic and sensitive, and this endears you to others. Working with or supporting someone can be beneficial now.
Today is strong for all things practical, as you can quite effectively intuit your next move, dear Gemini, and lay the groundwork for important projects and endeavors. Energy is strong, but only if you feel inspired, which may very well be the case today! Channel your energies into something truly worth pursuing. You have an exceptional sense of what is truly valuable to you, and also of your own capabilities, making it a strong day for being drawn to things you may need and for unusual but fabulous ideas for your future. Money sense is good right now.
You’ll be communicating more directly in the coming weeks with Mercury now in your sign, dear Cancer, and others are bound to appreciate the candor, even if they are a little surprised, as you often prefer to keep observations to yourself. Today is strong for intuition, as well as artistic endeavors. Good energy is also with you for educational and travel pursuits. It’s an excellent time for sharing a dream or vision with someone. Your intuition is very active and accurate now, and connections to someone special can be quite passionate.
There can be benefits coming through private conversations, the learning of a secret, or through observation, dear Leo. You are noticing things that you may have overlooked on another day, and there can be a finding the last puzzle piece moment experienced now. While it may be premature to present your ideas now, you can certainly work hard on them and find new inspiration or motivation to further your work. It’s a good day for attraction and magnetism, although it’s on the quiet, private side, such as a yet-developed relationship or crush. Take special note of the visions and impressions you have now – fantasy and flights of fancy can be more than simple escape today.
Your physical drive and energy levels are high today, dear Virgo, and you have a strong desire (and ability) to take charge of your life. Instincts are working well, even if information is not completely available to you now. You might enjoy working by yourself rather than with others for the time being, so if you can set your own pace, take that opportunity. Today can be strong for friendships and partnerships, as a feeling of intuitive connection is likely. Slowing down today can actually help move you forward if it allows your intuition to kick in. Events that occur today can push you to deal with neglected areas of your life.
Today is very strong for intuiting your current or next move, dear Libra, particularly related to work or health. You can have strong attractions today, and you may even feel quite enchanted with someone. You are tuning into the subtler side of your relationships and connections. Keep the connections with others alive today. There can be an interesting, supportive connection with a partner, and there can be a strongly intuitive rapport going on with others in one-on-one situations. There can also be support for your projects and work efforts now. The more creative your work today, the more productive you will be.
Mars in your solar ninth house these days is strong for natural energy and assertiveness, dear Scorpio, as people and circumstances are less likely to get in the way of pursuing your desires and interests. Mercury entering this same sector today adds even more ease. Today, Mars in healthy relationship with Neptune in your creative and romantic sector boosts your personal appeal, heightens feelings and passions, inspires an interest in a new topic or subject, and boosts your faith in general. People around you may be willing to offer you a helping hand, and attractions are strong yet pleasant. Your tastes are exotic, and your understanding of people and concepts is enhanced in delightful ways today.
This may very well be a strong day for connecting on a deeper level with someone, dear Sagittarius. Imagination and fantasy figure strongly, but so does practicality. Emotions can be stirred now that demand some sort of action. Soon enough, you’re likely to discover what that is. You need to feel good about what you’re doing, or at the very least, a sense of purpose and higher meaning. You are seeing things beyond their surface, whether this is a person or situation. Activities that are behind the scenes or private can hold more appeal, and there can be more creative power to access today.
Your ability to communicate in nonverbal ways or on an ethereal, subtle level is powerful today, dear Capricorn. As such, you have golden opportunities to enhance relationships or connect with others now. You are more interested in filling the needs and wants of other people today, and less inclined to focus on your own interests or pushing your own agenda. You may be contributing to a group effort or helping out a partner or friend today. Serving and supporting others may be deeply satisfying now. Imagination can be brought to your conversations and work.
Today is good for coming up with new ideas, particularly those along practical lines, Aquarius. It’s time for focusing on what truly matters to you. Finding new meaning in a project or endeavor is critical for your motivation levels now, and you’re very likely to find it today. Money-making ideas can be strong now. You are especially receptive to new ideas, and, perhaps more than anything, methods, as you want to take action and make changes. You’re not content to simply think about things. You need to add some color to your routines and imagination to your work. You might be interested in alternative healing methods.
You’ll quickly find that others around you can’t be prodded today, dear Pisces. There is a tendency to savor the moments, and this is something you can safely resign yourself to doing at some points today as well. In fact, it’s likely to be very beneficial. Today brings excellent energy for personal appeal and magnetism. You can be feeling strongly about an idea or ideal now and quite eager to share. Strong emotions tend to push you into a new direction, and the desire to take action builds. We can be attracted to mysterious things and people today, and many of you have this kind of appeal!
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