Perspectives From The Sky – Astrological Forecast November 2017
Winter Comes… It’s Time to Decide
by Leo Knighton Tallarico
As we enter November we are in the waxing (moving toward Full Moon) half of the lunar cycle. And there are also three planets in Scorpio: Sun, Mercury and Jupiter.
Scorpio is where deeper truths can be found. It does not care about fluff or superficial decoration. It seeks what is deeply true and real.
So as we enter the first of November, we know that our country is in trouble. We know it from the core of our soul, not just intellectually.
Scorpio time of year in the Northern Hemisphere brings the first real taste of the darkness and cold of winter. And on many levels of our human soul we can feel that our inner weather has turned to winter, too.
We can sense that 2018 will bring with it even greater challenges for the USA.
A new war is building with North Korea, as other countries like Russia and China can smell the opportunity to bring their leadership to the world. The stock market and economy are bound to suffer greatly during this burn as well.
Hope of transformational change is real, too. But, the old paradigm that Trump represents must die, so a more evolved and healthy age can take its place.
If you are looking deeply, you will see that Trump has really invested in the dominance of the Military/Industrial Complex. Goldman Sachs big banker types and military generals fill the administration – more than I have ever seen in my life. Conspiracy theorists may call it deep state or new world order or whatever. But the truth is the domination of the rights and freedom of the people.
Ironically, Trump got elected by saying he would “drain the swamp.” The swamp is filled now more than ever with snakes and crocodiles.
The best way to transform our world into the Age of Aquarius is to take Trump and what he represents out of the Presidency.
A Great Shake-Up Is Coming
In February 2018, I expect that process to begin. There will be a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aquarius, along with other planetary formations that promise the strength of the human community against tyrannical dominance.
In fact, the January through March 2018 Eclipse Season promises a great shakeup of the country and world. It will be a continuation of what was started back in August 2017, during the time of the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo.
Back then Charlottesville, North Korea, and a manic stock market were intensely in the world spotlight.
Culture war, potential world war, and a manic/depressive stock market will be in the spotlight again. This time the market will go from manic to depressive.
Let’s come back now to November 2018.
Scorpio is passionate, intense, powerful, and in touch with deeper realities and more primal emotions. Taurus is solid and secure, unaffected and calm. At this full moon you will likely lean to one side or the other. And you may be torn between stating your empowered truth, or keeping quiet for the sake of stability and peace.
If more Taurus, you will want peace and quiet and a stable environment. If more Scorpio, you will want more passion and more empowered emotional expression. Together in a healthy way they bring passion (Scorpio) and physical body (Taurus) together, which can mean good sex.
That combination can also bring “tugs of war,” as both Taurus and Scorpio can be stubborn. Taurus can be stubborn about holding its position, while Scorpio can stubbornly hold onto emotional hurts.
We turn clocks back right after that Full Moon.
Election day the 7th is in the waning less energetic half of the lunar cycle, with the Moon in nurture seeking Cancer. As such, many people will tend not to want to go out and vote. Keep that in mind, and maybe you can push yourself to do your civic duty.
Venus also enters Scorpio on the 7th, and will stay there until December 1st. Relationships are now ready to take on deeper issues and people will be more moved to speak their truth to others.
The 4th and last quarter of the lunar cycle starts on November 10th, and combined with Sun sextile Pluto on the 9th, and Venus conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio on the 13th, emotions will be growing stronger during those days, and feelings of depression could grow stronger, too.
On the 18th, at the Scorpio New Moon which is at 6:42 AM EST, there will begin to be more energy at our disposal. Yet that energy may be very intense. Conversations become more passionate, and perhaps argumentative.
That is especially so as Mars squares Pluto the next day. World conflicts are more apt to explode now too.
There is a shifting of energy on the 21st/22nd, as the Sun moves into uplifting Sagittarius, and flowing Neptune goes Direct.
Spiritual practices will be rewarded now, as will positive visualizations and intentions. If you have been feeling down, you will have the opportunity to feel more trust, faith and joy around this time.
On the 28th, Mercury conjuncts Saturn in Sagittarius. It is time to decide, to come to a conclusion, to have a solid opinion, to find meaning, to accept a fate. No more running away from a truth.
An astrological and spiritual guide and counselor, Leo’s 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 fulltime professional for 30 years.
Leo co-directs the Spiritual Renaissance Center in South Portland with his life-mate 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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