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Tasha's Astro Planner for November

Tasha's Astro Planner for November 2017


Jupiter is now firmly planted in Scorpio, and all us Scorpios can feel cheerful: good fortune is headed our way. At the beginning of the month there are only two planets in retrograde motion. Neptune turns direct the 22nd, leaving only Uranus moving "backward.". Next month there is a shorter retrograde Mercury, lasting from the 3rd to the 22nd, Thus the end of this month sees a slowdown in communications and related activities. Get your Christmas shopping done either early or late as otherwise mix-ups, confusion, and other issues could arise.


Sun in passionate Scorpio moves to jovial Sagittarius on the 21st. Mercury in persistent Scorpio changes to philosophical Sagittarius on the 5th. Venus in gentle Libra turns possessive in Scorpio on the 7th. Mars is in balanced Libra all month. Saturn is in scholarly Sagittarius all month. It moves into Capricorn next month and some political chicanery may come home to roost. The outer planets—Uranus, Neptune and Pluto move slowly and except for when Neptune makes its station the 22nd, and Mars squares Pluto in the 19th, don't have a lot of impact.


Full Moon in Taurus on the 4th suggests we spend the next two weeks solidifying arrangements and building on whatever choices we made in the last two weeks. New Moon in Scorpio the 18th suggests we begin projects relating to rebirth, renewal and reclamation. With a Mercury Retrograde coming next month we gain a running start on whatever needs to be repaired or refurbished before the end of the year. It is also the last call o bed down the garden for the winter.


This quiet month, the planet with the most activity appears to be Neptune, planet of illusions and the truth they obscure. Digging for the truth behind the illusion is important now. Scorpio occupying 2/3rds of the month is the only sign with four symbols: the scorpion, aka the sarcastic, cutting  nature of some Scorpios; the lizard aka the tendency of some Scorpios to blend in and be secretive; the eagle, aka the noble, keen eyed far seeing Scorpios; and the phoenix, aka the transformative spiritual Scorpios.


Days to be mindful include the 4th with a Venus/Uranus opposition: beware of careless choices; the 13th with a Mercury /Neptune Square: look carefully at deceptive appearances; the 19th with a Mars/Pluto square: avoid violent actions or excessive activity; the 22nd with Neptune stationary: illusions run rampant. Days to push your luck include the 3rd with Sun/Neptune trine: music can be magical; the 11th with Saturn/Uranus trine: breakthroughs are possible; the 13th with Venus/Jupiter conjunct: a good luck day for all; the 16th with Venus/Neptune trine: spiritual opportunities abound, choose wisely; the 25th with Mercury/Uranus trine: innovative thinking and solutions; the 27th and 28th with Mercury/Saturn conjunct: positive effects from communications long term.


Tasha's Day by Day Planner for November 2017


Wed. 11/1: Active Aries Moon says make the most of this day.


Thu. 11/2: Energetic Aries Moon powers activity.


Fri. 11/3: Steady Taurus Moon carries out duties carefully. Sun/Neptune trine suggests attending a concert or a spiritual lecture.


Sat. 11/4: Sensuous Taurus Moon suggests a date tonight; Venus/Uranus opposition says careful not impetuous choices work best.


Sun. 11/5: Flirty Gemini Moon allows for frivolous fun. Mercury into Sagittarius promotes travel and education. 


Mon. 11/6: Gossipy Gemini Moon inclines us to chitchat.


Tue. 11/7: Motherly Cancer Moon says take care of your loved ones. Venus into Scorpio means a more possessive attitude toward choices.


Wed. 11/8: Hospitable Cancer Moon cooks up a storm.


Thu. 11/9: Romantic Leo Moon looks for love to share.


Fri. 11/10: Playful Leo Moon presides over all the fun.


Sat. 11/11 Diligent Virgo Moon makes a good day for chores; Saturn/Uranus trine signals long term effects from unusual activities.


Sun. 11/12: Particular Virgo Moon helps get all your ducks in a row.


Mon. 11/13: Efficient Virgo Moon begins the work week well. 6:30 PM Fair Libra Moon makes for a pleasant evening. Venus /Jupiter conjunction says press your luck. Mercury/Neptune square suggests truth is important and needs saying.


Tue. 11/14 Artistic Libra Moon says decorate and brighten up.


Wed. 11/15 Indecisive Libra Moon can make decisions difficult.


Thu. 11/16 Strong Scorpio Moon powers activity. Venus/Neptune trine suggests spiritual insights.


Fri. 11/17: Intense Scorpio Moon brings passion to the day and evening. Mercury/Mars sextile facilitates communication.

Sat. 11/18: Clever Scorpio Moon finds good solutions then 2:PM Fun loving Sagittarius Moon says relax and play.


Sun. 11/19: Athletic Sagittarius Moon suggests exercise. Mars/Pluto square implies conflict or says get to work resolving difficulties.


Mon: 11/20 Philosophical Sagittarius Moon brings thoughtfulness to the day.


Tue. 11/21: Capable Capricorn Moon says show up and work hard.


Wed. 11/22: Efficient Capricorn Moon suggests use what is available to best advantage. Neptune Stationary says now truth can emerge from illusion.


Thu. 11/23 Friendly Aquarius Moon says plan a get-together.


Fri. 11/24 Altruistic Aquarius Moon suggests we think of others and help out. Mercury/Uranus trine means original ideas and insight can be found. 


Sat. 11/25 Quirky Aquarius Moon means original, unusual activities.


Sun. 11/26: Loving Pisces Moon brings happy feelings to share.


Mon. 11/27: Sympathetic Pisces Moon suggests healing thoughts and prayers. Mercury/Saturn conjunction brings out serious communications, good focus


Tue. 11/28: Gentle Pisces Moon begins the day softly. 11:30 Forceful Aries Moon brings a change of pace.


Wed. 11/29 Active Aries Moon makes for a busy day.


Thu. 11/29 Innovative Aries Moon makes for new ways of doing. 3:40 PM laid back Taurus Moon keeps things on an even keel. 






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Practical mystic and poet Tasha Halpert writes a column called Heartwings Love Notes for a Joyous Life, as well as a monthly astrology column for the internet. She writes a weekly perspective column for the Grafton News called Good Earthkeeping.  Her poems and essays have appeared in Quest Magazine, For the Love of Life, Heart and Wings, The Unicorn, and other publications. She is staff poet and storyteller for the Unicorn, and a regular part of Granny Moon’s Morning Feast. Her book Heartwings: Love Notes for a Joyous Life is available; She has another in preparation: Up to my Neck in Lemons, as well as a poetry chapbook: Poems and Prayers. With her writings she hopes to be of help and comfort and perhaps even entertaining.  With her husband Stephen she lives in Grafton and is the mother of 5, grandmother of 7, and great grandmother of 2.  


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