Astrology Nov. 7th-13th: Engage Stabilizers

Astrology Nov. 7th-13th: Engage Stabilizers

This relatively auspicious week sees Neptune’s direct station on Wednesday, Thursday’s Full Moon in Taurus and the movement of Mars into Virgo.  This week sees the Full Moon in Taurus  preside over pleasant, stabilizing moments,  Yet bucolic moments are ever-so-slightly stained with the worrisome shadows of tomorrow’s unsolved problems.  Make the most of the week, but do not assume things will continue along the same trajectory.

Dream Awakens: Neptune’s Direct Station

Retrograde since early June, Neptune stations direct on Wednesday, November 9th in the last degrees of Aquarius.  This turn for the direct shifts Neptune’s wavelength from disillusionment back to wrapping the mind in the subtle swaddling clothes of dream.   Neptune’s direct motion will take the other blue planet through the last degrees of Aquarius and by February, into Pisces, whose seas Neptune will call home until 2025.

Sattva Guna: Full Moon in Taurus

The Full Moon in Taurus comes November 10th, it’s silver light challenging the transformative Scorpio Sun with the bovine virtues of stability and growth.  This is a particularly auspicious Full Moon, as it takes place in the sign sign as benefic Jupiter in Taurus, triggering the manifestation of benefits from our efforts to become steadier and more concrete in our efforts at personal growth over the last year.  Contrary to the chaotic reputation of Full Moons, this particular lunation will be more generous, pleasant and stable than virtually any other time during the month.  Take advantage of its transient grace by using what power you have to stabilize your situation.

While rather auspicious, this Full Moon does not mark an entrance to any heaven.  To the contrary, it is a bright point in an increasingly complicated month.  For although still weeks away from retrograde, Mercury currently travels the shadow of the near future’s confusions.  Not only that, but under the light of a still fat Moon, Mars sneaks into Virgo, the site of his next retrograde.

Mr. Fixit:  Mars Enters Virgo

     Just as the Moon goes fat and full in Taurus, Mars sneaks into Virgo. Mars leaves the wide savannahs of Leo on the 10th, trading in his lion-pelted protection for Virgo’s handy tool box.  In Virgo, Mars’ heroic energies take on the more humble form of the fixit man.  Mars in Virgo directs us to identify and fix problems, to refine our efforts and privilege precision over raw power.

Mars in Virgo is more concerned with power’s practicality and ability to solve the problems at hand. Mars in Virgo’s strength is in his tools- how they were created, what they do and where to apply them.  Archetypally, Mars in Virgo highlights the connection between “the warrior” and “the smith”.  This makes him indispensable when your equipment breaks down.  He is the Geek Squad that comes to fix your computer, the clever but awkward engineer, not to mention the ruggedly handsome plumber who shows up to work on those leaky pipes.

With cracks large and small appearing in systems near and far, there is, perhaps, no more appropriate a form for the red planet to take on right now.  If the world needs anything right now, it is problem solving.  It is therefore appropriate that Mars will be in Virgo until July of 2012, going retrograde on January 23rd and spending the winter quarter and more that way.  We won’t have to deal with Mars’ retrograde this month or next, but be on the look out- the degrees Mars travels this Fall are those he will return to during his winter retrograde.  The observant will see this winter’s issues taking shape.

Horoscopes

Horoscopes are not a real chart reading by an experienced astrologer. However, they are fun and can be reasonably accurate. In addition to referring to your Sun sign, read your from Ascendant and Moon if you know them. If you don’t, find out. I’m a long time fan of the free chart generation software at astro.com.

Oh, and if you’re still concerned that your sign has changed, get a little clarity here.

Aries: The Ram

The Full Moon in Taurus on the 10th  spotlights the exchange of time, money and energy between you and others.  It shines a particularly bright light on your recent efforts to enlarge the number of resources at your command.

Mars’ ingress into Virgo on the 10th shifts vital energies and your drive for accomplishment toward your physical and fiscal health. See if you can get a feel for the fixes this might involve, as Mars will be in Virgo for nearly 8 months.

Taurus: The Bull

The Full Moon in Taurus on the 10th shines a pleasant light on your relationships, with a particularly bright silver beam alighting atop the personal growth you’ve achieved this year.

Mars’ ingress into Virgo on the 10thshifts your vital energies and drive for accomplishment into the womb of your creative energies.  See if you can get a feel for the changes this involve- Mars will be in Virgo for nearly 8 months.

 

Gemini: The Twins

The Full Moon in Taurus on the 10th  highlights the relationship between your fiscal, physical and mental health, helping you to diagnose and solve some complex problems.  It shines a particularly bright light on your recent efforts to expand your understanding of your personal underworld.

Mars’ ingress into Virgo on the 10th shifts your vital energies and drive downward, into your living situation and deeper, into your emotional foundations.  See if you can get a feel for where this is going- Mars will be in Virgo for nearly 8 months.

Cancer: The Crab

The Full Moon in Taurus on the 10th  spotlights the relationship between your social life and your creative self, shining a particularly silvery beam on recent efforts to open yourself up to a greater range of people and expand your social skills.

Mars’ ingress into Virgo on the 10th shifts your vital energies and drive for accomplishment into a hundred everyday tasks.  See if you can get a  fix on the issues this will involve- Mars will be in Virgo for nearly 8 months.

Leo: The Lion

The Full Moon in Taurus on the 10th  highlights the relationship between your living situation and professional life.  It shines a particularly bright light on recent efforts to expand the scope of your career.

Mars’ ingress into Virgo on the 10th shifts your vital energies and drive for accomplishment toward tangible accumulation, largely financial.  See if you can get a feel for the expenses and work likely involved- Mars will be in Virgo for nearly 8 months.

Virgo: The Virgin

The Full Moon in Taurus on the 10th highlights the relationship between your short and long term goals   It shines a particularly bright light on recent efforts to expand and solidify your long term goals.

Mars’ ingress into Virgo on the 10th amplifies your vital energies and drive for accomplishment.   This is the beginning of an intensive 8 month review of what personal power is, how to use it and how not to use it, so take a deep breath and see if you can figure out where this is going.

 

Libra: The Scales

The Full Moon in Taurus on the 10th spotlights the exchanges of time, money and energy in your life.  It shines a particularly bright light on recent efforts to improve the quality of these exchanges.

Mars’ ingress into Virgo on the 10th shifts your vital energies into the null space in the back of your head, highlighting unacknowledged energies and drives.  See if you can get a feel for where things are going- Mars will be in Virgo for nearly 8 months.

Scorpio: The Scorpion

The Full Moon in Taurus on the 10th spotlights your relationships.  It shines a particularly bright light on your efforts this year to improve your relationship skills, perhaps rewarding you with someone to sting to death other than yourself.

Mars’ ingress into Virgo on the 10th shifts your vital energies and drive for accomplishment toward your social life.  See if you can get a feel for the relationships and attitudes this will involve, as Mars will be in Virgo for nearly 8 months.

 

Sagittarius: The Archer

The Full Moon in Taurus on the 10th  spotlights the relationship between the visible problems in your life and your undiagnosed psychological issues.  Luna shines a particularly loving beam on efforts you’ve made this year to improve your habits.

Mars’ ingress into Virgo on the 10th shifts your vital energies and drive for accomplishment toward your professional life.  See if you can get a bead on the efforts and aggravations this will likely involve, as Mars will be in Virgo for nearly 8 months.

Capricorn: The Goat

The Full Moon in Taurus on the 10th spotlights the relationship between your social life and creative goals, shining a particularly silvery beam on recent efforts to expand and deepen your connection with your creative energies.

Mars’ ingress into Virgo on the 10th shifts your vital energies and drive for accomplishment toward your spiritual and long term goals. See if you can get a feel for where things are headed and pack a bag- Mars will be in Virgo for nearly 8 months.

 

Aquarius: The Water Bearer

The Full Moon in Taurus on the 10th spotlights the relationship between your living situation and professional life, shining a particularly bright light on recent efforts to stabilize and expand your living situation.

Mars’ ingress into Virgo on the 10th shifts your vital energies and drive for accomplishment toward your exchanges with others, highlighting team efforts you’re a part of.  See if you can get a feel for the issue due to emerge within these exchanges, as Mars will be in Virgo for nearly 8 months.

Pisces: The Fish

The Full Moon in Taurus on the 10th  spotlights the relationship between your long and short term goals, shining a particularly silvery beam on your recent efforts to accomplish a greater number of short term goals, and with greater regularity.

Mars’ ingress into Virgo on the 10th inflaming passions within your significant relationships.  There are likely a few important conflicts brewing here.  Check your temper at the door and get ready to tangle with Mars in Virgo for the next 8 months.

 

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Austin Coppock is a writer, esotericist and astrologer based in Ashland, OR. He published paperback Almanacs from 2011-15 but began posting his prognostications online last year, referring to his collection of weekly, monthly, yearly essays and daily delineations as “The Online Almanac”. This work is made possible by his supporters on Patreon. Austin was President of the non-profit organization “Association for Young Astrologers” from 2012-2016. His most recent book is “36 Faces: The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans”, published by Three Hands Press.

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