by Kathy Watts - November 2012
Welcome to November, in an autumn when even the weather has been
intense and weird. We have a great beginning, with Nov 1 being on
Thursday (Jupiter's day of the week) and the Moon in
writer/artist-friendly Gemini. Venus exactly opposes Uranus today.
Don't let this turn you off from the experimental and unconventionally
creative (is that redundant?) this month. Let it enhance your
sensitivity to the new and fresh. Find the charm in what's radical,
without getting swept away. The Moon also conjuncts Jupiter today.
This can raise emotions and personal expectations, too. Make this a
happy, productive day and take it forward with you all month long.
Fri Nov 02 the Moon is in Gemini all day, but void of course for all
but the first few hours. You can accomplish a lot today anyway. Be
Mon Nov 05 gets a Heads Up. Tomorrow is the start of this year's last
Mercury retrograde period. Mercury is already slowed down to almost
nothing, preparing to station. Be methodical and think ahead. Put
things away where they won't get lost or broken. Put your notes in
order, maybe in a bound notebook. Charge the phone battery, be good to
your computer. You know the drill. Don't be afraid, but heads up.
Tue Nov 06 the Moon is in Leo when Mercury stations at 04 Sag. This is
a fair dose of fire to get us through the retrograde period, if we
don't get lured into impatience or spontaneous disorganization. Heads
Up. In the U.S., it's Election Day. If this applies to you, I say
Wed Nov 07 the Moon is void of course in Leo most of the day, moving
into Virgo in the evening. Work with enthusiasm and childish good
cheer, and be happy about it when the day is over, no matter how
things have gone. Have a pleasant if low-key night.
Sat Nov 10 the Moon moves into amenable Libra shortly after day's
start. Enjoy people today. They're all potential characters in some
story, and they are all protagonists in the stories that are their own
lives. Before days end, Neptune goes stationary direct. It may become
slightly easier to express your art, operative word 'slightly.'
Sun Nov 11 the Moon conjuncts Venus in Libra. Think charm, charming,
and a pleasant social weekend.
Mon Nov 12 the Moon conjuncts Saturn in Scorpio. Respect boundaries
and deadlines. It's also the day before the New Moon. Heads Up.
Tue Nov 13 we have the New Moon at 21 Scorpio. Be grateful for what
keeps you honest, and start something with depth. It's the Kali Puja.
Maybe you'd like to start something with a touch of darkness, too. How
much more Heads Up do you want? But wait, there's more. It's also a
solar eclipse. Heads Up. The outside world may seem a bit rockier than
usual, but don't let that perturb your inside world work. This is
giving us two very heavy Tuesdays in a row. (And remember, Tuesday is
the day of the week belonging to Mars.) Before end of day, Mercury
retrogrades out of Sagittarius and reenters Scorpio. More Scorpio!
Thoughts may return to old problems or grievances. (Did someone ask
for plot complication ideas? Well, here you are.) Heads Up.
Wed Nov 14 the Moon conjuncts Mercury retrograde at 29 Sco. Heads Up.
This is intense if internal, and a writer/artist can do something
fantastic with it. You may not want to instantly run out and show it
to everyone (well, you might want to, but you also might know better.)
Despite all of today's intensity, the Moon moves into mutable
Sagittarius twenty minutes after that Mercury conjunction. The
Wednesdays this month are finally settling down into having Moons in
mutable signs. You don't have to let all this intensity and mutability
drive you into feeling squirrely. Drink tea and write.
Fri Nov 16 the Moon conjuncts Mars in Sagittarius then goes void of
course for almost an hour before entering Capricorn. Here's a
short-lived burst of fire to liven up your weekend. The Moon next
conjuncts Pluto in early Capricorn. Do something constructive today.
Three hours later, Mars bids farewell to Sagittarius and joins Pluto
in Capricorn. Even Mars can have a serious side. Can you sense a
Mars-Pluto conjunction in our near future? Why wait. Let's say Heads
Sat Nov 17 the Moon is in Capricorn when the Sun conjuncts Mercury
retrograde in late Scorpio. Can you sense the Sun preparing to shift
signs? The last few degrees of any sign can be extra powerful,
especially with the Sun present.
Tue Nov 20 the Moon conjuncts Neptune at 00 Pis. It's also the last
day of having the Sun in Scorpio. You could learn some really useful
(if not pain-free) lesson with this. Heads Up. If you need intensity
to resolve something, you still have it today. It's not a bad day for
celebrate with a private work bash. Tomorrow the world will feel
radically looser and brighter. It may not be any calmer or quieter,
Wed Nov 21 the Moon will be in Pisces when the Sun changes signs,
leaving Mars-ruled Scorpio (or if you prefer, Pluto-ruled Scorpio) and
moves into the Jupiter-ruled sign of Sagittarius. Heads Up. Expect
space and time to expand around you. Both Sagittarius and Pisces are
mutable signs, so expect people and interruptions (even if they're
pleasant ones). Midday, Venus also changes signs, leaving her homesign
of Libra and moving into, yes, Scorpio. There is no escape, is there?
But why would a writer want an escape from intensity?
Thu Nov 22 the Moon is void of course in Pisces when Venus trines
Neptune in the very early morning. It's Thanksgiving Day in the US,
and though not totally writerly, it is totally social and often
family-oriented and thus the stuff of great future stories. Be
grateful for everyone in your life. They give you so much, whether
they intend to or not.
Fri Nov 23 the Moon conjuncts Uranus in Aries. This can add extra fire
to an already creative situation. Keep things under control, though.
Mon Nov 26 the Moon is in Taurus when Mercury stations at 18 Sco and
prepares to move direct again. Heads Up. A fair bit of serious thought
can be given to some serious subjects, if you're not lazy or timid.
Two and a half hours later, Venus conjuncts Saturn in Scorpio. You can
do something good with this. Yes, you can.
Tue Nov 27 the Moon is void of course in Taurus when Mars exactly
conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. Heads Up. This conjunction happens about
every two years. You can do something great with this. Really. First,
it's a Mars day of the week. Second, there's a ton of earth energy and
it's easy and desirable to be practical. What is it with Tuesday this
month, that they've been so heavy? On the up side, the Moon enters
the sign of Gemini later in the day. Stay calm and together, and pour
this energy into your work.
Wed Nov 28 is the Full Moon at 06 Gem. Heads Up. It's a writer's full
moon. On a Wednesday. Heads Up in the happiest of ways. Plus, it's a
lunar eclipse. If ever there was a time to look into the shadows of
the heart and mind (and come out with something brilliant to share),
this might be it. We also are given the Moon-Jupiter conjunction later
in the day. Think lucky. Plus, the Sun is now in Sagittarius. Be happy
in your work. Be happy every minute. Share it through your work.
Thu Nov 29 the Moon is void of course in Gemini all day. Write, write,
write. At least read, read, read. The Moon won't enter Cancer until
early morning tomorrow.
In a lot of ways, this is one hairy month. A zillion complicated
aspects come and go between all the planets, resolving somewhat by the
beginning of December. We also get slammed with a few powerful
conjunctions...especially Venus-Saturn and Mars-Pluto. How could we
forget the Mercury retrograde? Well, we can't. Oh, and a solar and a
lunar eclipse. All this in one little 30-day month.
Don't let the intensity intimidate you. You are alive, creative,
stimulated, motivated, and pretty darn intense by nature yourself.
Every writer and artist has an intense side. This month, you may as
well own it. Look out, World! Here you are! Heads Up!