Astrology Oct.31st – Nov.6th: A Good Start

Astrology Oct.31st – Nov.6th: A Good Start

This week the waxing Moon looks over an increasingly enthusiastic set of celestial circumstances.   On Wednesday morning, Venus and Mercury enter Sagittarius, exciting the passions and uplifting the tone of communications.  Meanwhile, Mars in Leo closes in on opposition to Neptune in Aquarius, temporarily diffusing conflicts.  This week sees a set of influences take shape that will characterize the path for the first 3 weeks of November, before the road forward doubles back on itself.  It’s a good start, but just that.

Venus into Sagittarius:  Hunting Hearts

Late night on Tuesday, November 1st,  Venus emerges from the underworld tunnels of Scorpio, striding into the open skies of Sagittarius’ flat plains.   As Venus strides into Sagittarius, the goddess of affection and attraction becomes a huntress.  The heart a bow, the passions fly like arrows, streaking toward visions of desire.

Venus in Sagittarius is positive and excitable.  Fantasies of speed, action and mastery characterize the bullseyes her arrows find.  Venus in Sagittarius has a special proclivity toward the aesthetics of film, television and video games- the moving image.  For Venus in Sag is active- it is the goddess desirous of chase.  The super heroine side of the anima, she dances behind the veil of the comic book page.  To be fair, the fantastic desires in play here often lend Venus in Sag a connection to the ridiculous, but often in a fun way.  Like cosplay.

Venus in Sagittarius also connects people through a shared visions of excellence.  The principles of mastery can unite those who are otherwise dissimilar.  Venus, horse-legged and wielding cupid’s bow, roams the plains of Sagittarius until November 26th, when she enters Capricorn.

Mercury into Sagittarius:  Speaking Into A Telescope

Hot on Venus’ heels, Mercury emerges from decadent mysteries of Scorpio and into the great vistas of Sagittarius on Wednesday morning.  In Sagittarius, Mercury opens up the mind to the grand and universal, or at least the symbols thereof.  The price of this is nearsightedness, where it becomes easy to ignore or lose track of what’s directly in front of you.  Mercury will be in Sagittarius, with telescopes for eyes, for the rest of year, not moving into Capricorn until January of 2012.  The reason Mercury will be in Sagittarius for so long is because there’s retrograde is just around the corner, which begins  November 23rd and ends on December 13th.

Mercury and Venus Conjunction: Hermaphroditic Half Horse Action

Mercury and Venus not only change signs nearly simultaneously, but will be travelling in lock-step for the next several weeks.   This half horse couple will inspire a variety of visions of the future, synthesizing our thoughts, feelings, ideas and energies toward the future’s possibilities.  This is a visionary combination, but many of the plans laid during this time will need serious revision when Mercury turns retrograde later in the month.  By all means explore what could be, but avoid making commitments before November’s last days reveal the drawbacks, obstacles and errors in thinking which go unseen.

Mars in Leo Opposes Neptune in Aquarius: Diffusion

As the week wanders on, Mars in Leo moves into an opposition with Neptune in Aquarius.  This configuration fuzzes out the directed, kinetic of Mars, which has both positive and negative effects.  On one hand, Neptune’s opposition makes it difficult to know exactly where to direct one’s energy.  On the other, Neptune’s mist puts out Mars’ temper, mollifying tempers and seeding some forgiveness.  There is a cessation of conflicts here, yet the peace may well be illusionary.  Thursday’s Moon in Aquarius conjoins Neptune, further empowering the diffusion of conflicts and leading into  Friday and Saturday’s spacey Pisces Moon.

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

November’s Mercury-Venus conjunction in Sagittarius blazes brightly through the sky of your long term goals, illuminating new and powerful perspectives.  The conjoined pair spend this week making an exciting trine to Uranus in Aries and an emotionally awkward square to Chiron in Pisces. The trine to Uranus spurs excitement about your unfolding mutant powers, while the square to Chiron brings thoughts and feelings to bear on hidden psychological wounds.

Taurus: The Bull

November’s Mercury-Venus conjunction in Sagittarius illuminates what you need, inspiring visions of what you might achieve with the right resources.  The conjoined pair spend this week making an exciting trine to Uranus in Aries and an emotionally awkward square to Chiron in Pisces.  The trine to Uranus brings thoughts and feelings to bear onto a growing awareness of subconscious mechanics, while the square to Chiron may stimulate anxieties about friends.

 

Gemini: The Twins

November’s Mercury-Venus conjunction in Sagittarius illuminates your relationships, inspiring fun and conversation for the next several weeks.  The conjoined pair spend this week making an exciting trine to Uranus in Aries and an emotionally awkward square to Chiron in Pisces. The trine to Uranus pulls attention to your changing social sphere, while the square to Chiron prompts you to consider how to reconcile the spiritual and mundane aspects of your professional aims.

Cancer: The Crab

November’s Mercury-Venus conjunction in Sagittarius will likely find you busy, busy, busy.  But along with the workload, you’ll find new ways to unify your efforts and concentrate your energies.  The conjoined pair spend this week making an exciting trine to Uranus in Aries and an emotionally awkward square to Chiron in Pisces.  The pair’s trine to Uranus kindles a bit of excitement about ongoing professional changes, while the square to Chiron pings uncomfortable uncertainties about long range goals and long distance travels.

Leo: The Lion

November’s Mercury-Venus conjunction in Sagittarius sets your brain afire with creativity.  You’ll be seeing clever solutions for problems and and wanting to push things forward for the next few weeks. The conjoined pair spend this week making an exciting trine to Uranus in Aries and an emotionally awkward square to Chiron in Pisces.  The trine to Uranus raises excitement about ongoing mutations to your long term goals, while the square to Chiron triggers some anxiety about fairness in both business and personal relationships.

Virgo: The Virgin

November’s Mercury-Venus conjunction in Sagittarius pushes you to improve your living space and inspires communication with family members.  The conjoined pair spend this week making an exciting trine to Uranus in Aries and an emotionally awkward square to Chiron in Pisces.  The trine to Uranus spurs some excitement about the potential empowerment to be had by partnering up with other people, while the square to Chiron pings anxiety about relationship issues.

 

Libra: The Scales

November’s Mercury-Venus conjunction in Sagittarius highlights a number of peripheral tasks, communications and social events. Try and find some grace as you move from one thing to another.  The conjoined pair spend this week making an exciting trine to Uranus in Aries and an emotionally awkward square to Chiron in Pisces.  The trine to Uranus lights up ongoing changes to your relationships, while the square to Chiron pings anxieties about your fiscal and/or physical health.

Scorpio: The Scorpion

November’s Mercury-Venus conjunction in Sagittarius highlights your finances and resources, likely catching you dreaming about what you could invest in, as well as pushing the pace of accumulation until the end of the month.  The conjoined pair spend this week making an exciting trine to Uranus in Aries and an emotionally awkward square to Chiron in Pisces.  The trine to Uranus pushes thoughts and feelings toward useful changes to your habits, while the square to Chiron pings anxieties about what you’re doing with your energy.

 

Sagittarius: The Archer

November’s Mercury-Venus conjunction in Sagittarius puts clever words in your mouth and excites your state, making the majority of November a very energetic time for you.  The conjoined pair spend this week making an exciting trine to Uranus in Aries and an emotionally awkward square to Chiron in Pisces.  The trine to Uranus excites your creative energies, while the square to Chiron may trigger some anxiety about your living situation.

Capricorn: The Goat

November’s Mercury-Venus conjunction in Sagittarius takes you on a rapid tour of the perspectives you usually ignore.  You’ll be loaded up with neglected ideas and feelings usually forgotten until November’s last week.  The conjoined pair spend this week making an exciting trine to Uranus in Aries and an emotionally awkward square to Chiron in Pisces.  The trine to Uranus connects you to the changes that  need to be made to your living situation, while the square to Chiron triggers an anxiety or two about the social circles you run in.

 

Aquarius: The Water Bearer

November’s Mercury-Venus conjunction in Sagittarius sets your social life ablaze, pushing the pace of communications for most of the month. The conjoined pair spend this week making an exciting trine to Uranus in Aries and an emotionally awkward square to Chiron in Pisces.  The trine to Uranus brings your thinking around to necessary changes in your weekly schedule.  Meanwhile, the square to Chiron highlights anxieties surrounding your financial situation.

Pisces: The Fish

November’s Mercury-Venus conjunction in Sagittarius streaks across your professional life, illuminating new perspectives and bestowing recognition on you for most of the month.  The conjoined pair spend this week making an exciting trine to Uranus in Aries and an emotionally awkward square to Chiron in Pisces. The trine to Uranus connects affairs to your changing financial situation, while the square to Chiron in your sign pings anxieties about how to balance the spiritual and material components of your life.

 

Private Consultations

If you find yourself a little confused by the strange waters of the season, or interested in a personalized map of those yet to come, consider a consultation. For details, click here. Send inquiries to [email protected].

 

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.

2 Comments

  1. Author
    Austin Coppock 8 years ago

    Re: Mars Opposition Neptune and the temporary cessation of hostilities-

    “Syria agreed to withdraw all tanks and armored vehicles from the streets, stop violence against protesters, release all political prisoners and begin a dialogue with the opposition within two weeks, according to the proposal.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/02/syria-arab-league-proposal_n_1071911.html?ref=world

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Thanks for sharing! Would you like to connect with Austin on Facebook or Twitter?

Send this to a friend