Charting the Heavens in November

    The Sun, traveling through Scorpio this month, seduces us into deeper places as we sense the meaninglessness of superficiality…until it enters Sagittarius on 11/22 and we come forward to share our philosophical views in new ways. Scorpio energy will express itself one way or another and we can create a healthier world by owning the truth of our perceptions and feelings more consciously.

    Shutting ourselves down is dangerous. All we have to do is look around us at the world we have created to know this is true. When we disown the deeper parts of ourselves, we are asking for trouble. It takes a lot of effort from a lot of people to keep truth at bay. We may have been taught to fear the truth, but we can handle it. In fact, the truth is a lot easier to handle than we may think. And it is through the Scorpio energy in each of us that we summon the courage to move through the deeper side of life and come to appreciate and enjoy it more fully. It is depth that offers the greatest pleasures.

    The new moon on 11/9 in Scorpio emboldens us to move forward into our soul power. Even a small step in a deeper direction will prove fruitful. The full moon on 11/24 in Gemini illuminates our curiosity to visit new places and explore ourselves through experiencing life.

    Mercury, traveling retrograde since 11/12, turns direct again in Libra on 11/1 and then moves into Scorpio on 11/11. Mercury represents how we think and process information. Things should feel more clear and balanced now. Venus enters Libra on 11/8 as we explore the value of positive mirroring. We can be so transformative when we bear witness to the beauty of others. Mars in Cancer turns retrograde on 11/15 and will remain so until January 30. Mars represents our individual male energy and our capacity to take action on our own behalf. This is a good time to contemplate rather than force action. Jupiter continues its journey through its home sign of Sagittarius. Saturn is in Virgo. Uranus, traveling retrograde since June 23, turns direct in Pisces on 11/23. We are all more spiritually free and can now move into life carrying this depth with us. Chiron and Neptune in Aquarius and Pluto in Sag remind us to bring the totality of ourselves forward in consciousness into our shared destiny.

    Famous Scorpios: Hillary Clinton, Pablo Picasso, Jody Foster

    SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…Happy Birthday, Scorpio! The world needs your transformative gifts and as you step out and create with intention, you effect things in ways that are beneficial to everyone. The time is now to bring about a more holistic world that holds a space and a reverence for the deeper side of reality…which is your kind of place to dwell.

    SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…There is no way to exist in philosophical depth without experiencing things on profound levels. There is no more noble path now than the one of feelings and emotional health born of integration. If you feel inclined to detach and see life from the philosopher’s seat when you really need to just be down with the masses feeling your emotions, realize that having compassion for yourself will ultimately lead you back to a seat that holds a more powerful viewpoint.

    CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)…You are a force to be reckoned with, Capricorn. No one is able to ultimately effect you as you sit in clarity and define your boundaries on all levels. When you feel interference, you back yourself up and act in accordance with your own discretionary imperative. There is so much imbalance in the world, that being clear in your own space is a great place to come from.

    AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…The benefit of trying is that we come to know more about what we want and what we don’t want in our lives. You learn as you go, Aquarius. Be kind to yourself and turn a loving ear toward your own inner voice. When you are unhappy with some aspect of life, it is good to approach yourself with compassion rather than judgment.

    PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…Inward is the direction that you are called to turn toward now, Pisces. You, more than most, are rejuvenated in times of solace and when you can unplug a bit. You are so immersed and so open that it is vital to your health and well-being to just float about in your own sense of peace far, far away from the rest of the world.

    ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…It is easy for you to go over the top in your attempts to eliminate what feels disharmonic, Aries. You take a deep breath and regroup as you establish a more cautious approach in the days ahead. You have done the necessary work to clear your space and now you work at a more moderate pace to only let in energy that you choose.

    TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20)…You are in your element of manifesting, Taurus. You are able to move with certainty and a sense of balance and strength uninterrupted toward your goals. This is your energy at its best. There is no conflict to distract you, only methodical and steady movement in the direction of your desires.

    GEMINI (May 21-June 20)…How would we know anything on any really deep level if we didn’t experience life by immersing ourselves in it? You understand this principle completely, Gemini. You are less drawn now to the seat of the knower, and more to that of the experiential explorer of life. This is your element and you embrace it.

    CANCER (June 21-July 22)…You search for a better footing, Cancer. What can you anchor to that is strengthening? There are ways for you to be grounded that are unencumbering and allow you to feel more comfort. What feels good and resonates with you most? This is what you draw in more closely to you now. Support can be a reassuring thing.

    LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)…There is a natural grace that is born of a spiritually centered sense of self. You tap into your sense of belonging and feel how you do, in fact, have a place of perfection in the scheme of things. There is no real need to understand the details of it all, but there is a peace that you can dissolve into as you focus on your own spiritual beauty.

    VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…The good side of establishing strong and healthy boundaries it that is allows us to achieve the highest levels of intimacy. Virgos have the capacity to understand this on the ultimate level. You are now able to reap the benefits of this truth by opening up with those who are harmonic and worthy of your heart.

    LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…Life is meant to be magical, Libra. That is why things that deprive us of our creative self-expression feel so deadening. You reach for the things that awaken passion in you and you align yourself there. Your life force is strong and needs the room to express fully in order for you to flourish. You feel courageous in new ways.

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    Motavenda Melchizedek is a glass artist, writer and astrologer living in Silver City, NM. She is available for private astrological consultations. She specializes in the areas of personal empowerment, family-of-origin issues, personal dreams and destiny, and the human potential. Phone her at 505.534.1024 or e-mail She has just released her new book, The Edge of the World...The Metaphysics of Survival and the Evolution of Humanity. Visit her website for more information on all of her work. Copyright © 2007 Motavenda Melchizedek. All Rights Reserved.



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