Monday, November 1, 2021


Mars in the manuscript Spherae coelestis et planetarum description

By Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
World Digital Library of the Library of Congress in partnership with the Estense Library of Modena, Italy 

The Big Picture in November

This is the season of Scorpio, the zodiacal sign energy that influences this time of year. We are open to encountering events that have a tone of the mysterious. The Scorpio realm involves deep emotions that we often associate with memories of the dead, particularly of relatives and more distant ancestors. Even if we do not tune in to otherworldly subject matter, we can observe that we and others examine the world in an intense way, a characteristic of Scorpio. Moreover, it is the season when we may probe for the truth, and when material is uncovered. This month, Scorpio energy is particularly strong from November 5 until November 21, when we have the Sun, Mercury, and Mars in the sign of the scorpion.

Mars (pictured above) is the traditional ruler of Scorpio. This planet of action and confrontation also figures in some key aspects this month. On November 10, Mars conjuncts Mercury in Scorpio and together they form a square aspect to Saturn in Aquarius. Around this time, we can expect a pronounced level of intensity on the part of individuals and groups vocally advocating for demonstrable actions on issues (Mars) against those representing authority and the established order (Saturn). A week later, on November 17, Mars will oppose Uranus. Energetically, this suggests that we might be involved in or a witness to situations that are out of control, such as rebellions. Furthermore, we could see a lot of unexpected activity or findings that might surprise or even shock us. Finally, this could be a time of break ups, either on a personal relationship level or among organized bodies, such as those in governments or businesses.

Although Scorpio is predominant in November, we also have a new emphasis on Capricorn. Our lovely planet Venus enters the earth sign of Capricorn on November 5. Still orbiting out of bounds all month, we don’t know how Venus will behave. Capricorn is a serious and committed sign, but will Venus buck the formality? Furthermore, Juno, the asteroid associated with power issues within the institution of marriage, enters Capricorn on November 14. Of course, the power planet Pluto is completing its transit of the 24th degree of Capricorn.

At this time of year the lunations occur on the Scorpio-Taurus fixed signs axis. The New Moon at 12° Scorpio 40ʹ occurs at 2:15 pm PDT on November 4. The Sabian Symbol for this degree speaks of an inventor conducting a laboratory experiment. This suggests that on an emotional level, we are ready to delve into something to see what we can find. Then, at 12:58 am PST on November 19, we have a Full Moon Eclipse at 27°14ʹ Taurus. Of course, eclipses are times of revelations. We might uncover some information that leads to significant change in our lives. The Sabian symbol for this degree speaks of the reawakening of something that you feel passionate about.

The day following the lunar eclipse, Jupiter in Aquarius forms a square with Mercury in Scorpio. As a significator of truth, Jupiter might usher in information that could reveal sources of new information that has been kept under wraps. At the larger societal level, could we be presented with major information about the January 6th Capitol insurrection? Will new actions emerge from the legal cases of publisher Julian Assange and environmental attorney Steven Donziger? What will the U.S. Supreme Court decide on the reproductive (Scorpio’s realm) rights of women when they deliberate the Texas law on abortion.

This month marks the 58th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. That represents two Saturn cycles. Despite existing laws (pursuant to Public Law No. 102-526) that mandate the release of federal government records on this event, our country’s chief executives have continued to delay their release. On October 22, 2021 the Biden Administration announced another postponement, citing delays due to the pandemic. More information on this delay will occur this December, and some records might be released in December 2022. Nevertheless, during this season we could see the release of information from nongovernment sources that could enlighten further on this long ago but impactful event.

Significant Days in November

Below you will find a table of astrological events for this month, including the major aspects, the key lunations, and sign changes for the planets. You can assess the quality of significant days by noting when planets form exact aspects and where all this activity takes place in your natal chart.

Here is a basic key for understanding the meaning of the aspects:

The Conjunction (0°-10°): This aspect represents the merging and fusion of energies by two (or more planets) that have joined at a particular degree (or within a specified orb). This combined energy is very potent. When this occurs, we might feel subjective about a matter in our lives.

The Sextile (60°): Planets in this formation are harmonious and lend themselves to cooperation. Astrologer Sue Tompkins says there is a quality of “coaxing” in sextiles. In other words, if we put in a little effort at these times, we can take advantage of opportunities in a situation.

The Quintile (72°): Planets in this aspect represent the type of harmony inherent in creative endeavors. It might often describe the impulse to fuse an idea into a tangible substance. Quintiles often describe the talents possessed by individuals.

The Square (90°): Planets that line up in this aspect reflect incompatible energies with contrasting needs. Consequently, we can describe this planetary relationship as tense and strained. Because these energies can be working at cross-purposes, the situation at hand may require us to make choices. The “silver lining” is that squares compel us to take action and this often results in dispelling tension. If we are conscious of the dilemma, we can use the excess energy in a matter so that we can achieve something useful.

The Trine (120°): There is an ease in the relationship between planets involved with this aspect because they are of the same element. At this time, we can perform activities with a flowing energy. We enjoy these activities, and they often reflect our innate talents. Because this energy is so comfortable, it often does not promote growth. Yet, these aspects reflect how we can be healed.

The Quincunx (150°): Planets forming this relationship appear to have nothing in common. These planets display energies that are out of step with one another. There can be an element of irritation and stress because of this, but it is not a confrontative type of energy. If we are conscious of this reality, we can make adjustments to the relationship such that we do not feel so out of sync.

The Opposition (180°): This relationship between planets brings to our awareness how something is different from our preferred position. We could be in conflict with others about a matter. Also, we might shift our preference from one point of view to its opposite. Yet, we can also find common ground in this relationship. This aspect has the potential for us to integrate our perspectives.


Date of Exact Aspect

Pacific Time

Astrological Event or Aspects

All Month


VENUS out-of-bounds

November 1

8:20 AM PDT

SUN (9 Scorpio 25) quincunx CHIRON (9 Aries 25)

November 2

2:39 AM PDT

MERCURY (24 Libra 29) square PLUTO (24 Capricorn 29)

November 4

10:39 AM PDT

SUN (12 Scorpio 31) quintile PLUTO (24 Capricorn 31)

November 4

2:15 PM PDT

NEW MOON (12 Scorpio 40)

November 4

4:58 PM PDT

SUN (12 Scorpio 47) opposition URANUS (12 Taurus 47)

November 5

3:44 AM PDT

VENUS enters Capricorn

November 5

3:35 PM PDT

MERCURY enters Scorpio

November 6

8:58 AM PDT

MERCURY (01 Scorpio 09) sextile VENUS (01 Capricorn 09)

November 7


Standard Time begins

November 8

1:24 AM

PALLAS (09 Pisces 03) turns direct

November 10

4:56 AM

MERCURY (07 Scorpio 23) conjunction MARS (07 Scorpio 23)

November 10

9:04 AM

MERCURY (07 Scorpio 40) square SATURN (07 Aquarius 40)

November 10

3:14 PM

MARS (07 Scorpio 40) square SATURN (07 Aquarius 40)

November 11

6:06 AM

MERCURY (09 Scorpio 05) quincunx CHIRON (09 Aries 05)

November 12

8:23 AM

SUN (20 Scorpio 30) trine NEPTUNE (20 Pisces 30)

November 12

3:19 PM

MARS (09 Scorpio 02) quincunx CHIRON (09 Aries 02)

November 13

7:56 AM

MERCURY (12 Scorpio 26) opposition URANUS (12 Taurus 26)

November 13

11:29 AM

MERCURY (12 Scorpio 39) quintile PLUTO (24 Capricorn 39)

November 14

10:45 AM

VENUS (08 Capricorn 28) quintile NEPTUNE (20 Pisces 28)

November 14

12:23 PM

JUNO enters Capricorn

November 15

12:07 AM

VENUS (08 Capricorn 57) square CHIRON (08 Aries 57)

November 15

11:58 AM

SUN (23 Scorpio 40) square JUPITER (23 Aquarius 40)

November 16

6:04 AM

VESTA enters Sagittarius

November 16

1:01 PM

SUN (24 Scorpio 44) sextile PLUTO (24 Capricorn 44)

November 17

9:23 AM

MARS (12 Scorpio 16) opposition URANUS (12 Taurus 16)

November 17

12:50 PM

VENUS enters Retrograde Shadow Zone

November 17

9:12 PM

SUN (26 Scorpio 04) quintile SATURN (08 Aquarius 04)

November 18

2:38 AM

MARS (12 Scorpio 45) quintile PLUTO (24 Capricorn 45)

November 18

7:37 AM

MERCURY (20 Scorpio 27) trine NEPTUNE (20 Pisces 27)

November 18

10:08 PM

VENUS (12 Capricorn 13) trine URANUS (12 Taurus 13)

November 19

12:58 AM

FULL MOON ECLIPSE (27 Taurus 14)

November 20

3:43 PM

MERCURY (24 Scorpio 11) square JUPITER (24 Aquarius 11)

November 21

1:14 AM

MERCURY (24 Scorpio 49) sextile PLUTO (24 Capricorn 49)

)November 21

6:34 PM

SUN enters Sagittarius

November 22

12:13 AM

MERCURY (26 Scorpio 20) quintile SATURN (08 Aquarius 20)

November 24

7:36 AM

MERCURY enters Sagittarius

November 26

5:05 PM

SATURN (08 Aquarius 40) sextile CHIRON (08 Aries 40)

November 28

8:39 PM

SUN (07 Sagittarius 10) conjunction MERCURY (07 Sagittarius 10)

November 29

6:10 AM

MARS (20 Scorpio 24) trine NEPTUNE (20 Pisces 24)

November 29

6:41 PM

MERCURY (08 Sagittarius 37) trine CHIRON (08 Aries 37)

November 29

11:19 PM

MERCURY (08 Sagittarius 55) sextile SATURN (08 Aquarius 55)

November 30

6:38 AM

SUN (08 Sagittarius 36) trine CHIRON (08 Aries 36)

November 30

12:46 PM

VENUS (20 Capricorn 24) sextile NEPTUNE (20 Pisces 24)

November 30

3:14 PM

SUN (08 Sagittarius 58) sextile SATURN (08 Aquarius 58)


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