by Leo Knighton Tallarico
We enter November with the clocks turned back an hour, giving the impression of darker days. As we enter November, we are moving through the waning half of the lunar cycle, a time when things usually slow down for processing, reflecting, and preparing for the next lunar cycle, which will begin on November 11th at the Scorpio New Moon.
New Moons always begin a lunar cycle and give motivation to begin anew. Last quarter moons that are just prior to a New Moon give feeling of downward movement and can sometimes bring on temporary depression.
The time before November 11th is therefore a time to go deeper in one’s thinking, especially because we are in Scorpio time of year.
The last quarter of the lunar cycle begins on Election Day November 3. That should give voters deeper thought and an opportunity to face reality.
This last quarter lunar cycle from November 3rd to November 11th will also be a time to process all the recent challenges in your life and in the global perspective.
A New Chapter of life has certainly begun, and here in Portland that is true also.
The processing time of the last quarter lunar cycle will enable you to look more deeply at what is happening to our personal lives, our city and our world.
Give yourself a bigger picture look at what this New Chapter will be like. Make attitude adjustments as need be. Stay with your core values, as they will reward you in the end.
On November 11, with the New Moon in Scorpio, there will be a feeling of movement forward after reflection and mental processing the past couple of weeks.
Scorpio is a sign of intensity, depth, passion, and primal instincts.
In the greater world, whatever has been held back will begin to be expressed. Secrets previously hidden will revealed. Primal passions will burst forward.
Events that showed up in September with the Eclipses will go to the next level of expression.
Look at the global events that were swirling around during the Eclipses: Russia started bombing in Syria; the Palestinians and Israelis went into very dangerous confrontations; the economy and stock market started to show their weaknesses.
These issues have mainly leveled off since September, but they are ripe for more events to explode after November 11th.
The events that happened in September at the eclipses were not just fleeting and gone forever. They tell us what is coming apart in our global lives.
The economy is held together by band-aids of government money printing; Russia in Syria puts the world into more danger for World War III, and the Palestinian/Israeli conflict promises to explode into fires no one can stop.
These world events are part of a global breakdown of an old world that does serve the majority of its inhabitants and does not honor our Earth Mother and nature.
We have burst forth into an electronic/computer/internet age that needs to be brought back to Earth literally and figuratively. The computer age will not end, but without the balance of respect for our bodies and souls, our lives will get much worse.
That Scorpio New Moon on November 11th will also signal new beginnings for our city and our personal lives. What was brewing for you during the eclipses will be now reintegrated in your consciousness and life.
On November 12th, action oriented Mars will leave critical minded Virgo, and enter the more balanced energies of Libra.
This should take some pressure off your needs to put everything into perfect order. Mars will stay in Libra until early January 2016, and may hopefully help to keep conflicts from getting out of control.
On November 18th, Neptune, God of the oceans of consciousness and soul, will go back direct again. For a few days surrounding that planetary event, you will be beckoned more strongly into your inner dimensions. Meditation, star gazing, swimming, or being in nature will help that process.
On November 22nd, the Sun moves into Sagittarius for a month. Sagittarius’ time of year is a time to be involved in holiday spirit, whatever is left of it in today’s world.
Sagittarius seeks uplifting energy, inspiration, adventure, higher meaning and high mindedness. Its fuel is faith, which could be construed as faith in the Universe or God/Goddess, but also can be just simply faith in life itself.
Sagittarius’ strength is its often very accurate intuition. Its weakness is also its often accurate intuition. That is because its confidence in its intuition can get it to leap before it looks, or speak before it thinks.
On November 25th, there is a Full Moon in Gemini, which means the Sun is in Sagittarius with the Moon in Gemini exactly opposite.
This is often a very talkative, mentally and spiritually inspired, high energy communicative Full Moon.
Next month we look at the last month of 2015.
Leo Knighton Tallarico is an astrological and spiritual guide and counselor. His specialty is counseling for those in the process of change, transformation, transition, and crisis. He also specializes in couples’ counseling for any and all kinds of relationship. He has been a full-time professional for 30 years.
Leo co-directs the Spiritual Renaissance Center in South Portland with his lifemate Deborah Knighton Tallarico. Visit spiritualrenaissance.com.
Leo also writes a weekly astrological forecast. Check it out online at: spiritualtherapy.wordpress.com.
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