Star Wisdom | November 2012


Mercury stations retrograde on Nov. 6. That’s Election Day in the USA, so watch out for surprises. A solar eclipse in Scorpio on the 13th and a lunar eclipse in Gemini on the 28th push us to transform our lives and align ourselves inwardly with the new world we are trying to create.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Big opportunities to step into your power and use your passion to create meaningful change are right there on the horizon. But you need to connect with your truth before you can take that step. You can’t afford to make choices any longer based on what the other people in your life tell you is the right thing.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…You could see a relationship end suddenly this month, thanks to the Scorpio solar eclipse. But you’ve got a fuller sense of who you are now, and clearing out the people who aren’t aligned with the real you makes room for people who do get you. People, by the way, who have the resources and know-how you’ve been seeking.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)…With Mercury retrograde in your 7th House, life continues to push you to understand why you make the choices you make within your relationships. The lunar eclipse in your sign on the 28th carries the potential for major illumination. Cultivate the willingness to meet your truest Self.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)…You seem to float through the chaos of eclipse season this year without getting too involved or bothered, partly because you’re so busy working on something that just needs to be done. Your creative gift keeps knocking on your door, though — sooner or later you’re going to have to answer that knock.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…You feel compelled to make some changes at home this month, thanks to the Scorpio solar eclipse. A new level of your gift is emerging, so give yourself freedom to play and explore. Also, open your heart and mind to making new friends. You need the company of your true peers now, not the empty praise of sycophants.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…It’s all about mastering your mind this month. The Scorpio eclipse on the 13th shows you a negative pattern of self-talk or worry that you can now release. Throughout the month, you see over and over how the belief system of your family of origin controls your thoughts and influences your choices. As you open beyond these limitations, new opportunities naturally open to you.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…You are rewriting the movie script of your life, and you’re doing it on the fly. Remember that the places where you get stuck are the ones with the most power. Rather than fighting your resistance, treat it as a teacher. The more you understand why and how you get stuck, the closer you are to moving permanently past that block.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…A whole new you is in the process of emerging. In order to allow this new self to be born, you need to let go of the parts of yourself that no longer serve you. A big part of this transformation seems to be focused on money and your beliefs about money. What would you be doing if money were no longer a worry?

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…Meet the Saboteur. He’s the part of your psyche that trips you up right when you’re about to get what you want. He’s trying to keep you safe, even if he goes about it in clumsy and heavy-handed ways. So, meet him. Ask him what he needs in order to let you move forward. Because big opportunities are just around the corner and it’s time to free up all your inner resources.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)…As your internal revolution continues to evolve, you might find that your goals are changing dramatically. You’re on the front lines of the global power shift, so let go of all the extraneous stuff that used to amuse or satiate you but now feels like dead weight. Get in touch with your inner warrior this month.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…Use this Mercury retrograde to take a comprehensive trip through your contacts book. Look at each person you spend time with (virtual or physical) and tune in to that person’s energy. Is it aligned with your soul mission? Or is it more like filler, a way to have human contact, but not the kind that really feeds your soul? You need your tribe around you now, not a ragtag band of lost souls looking for inspiration.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…A new insight into your own deepest desires that has been steadily growing now crystallizes at the Scorpio solar eclipse on the 13th. Meanwhile, Mercury retrograde insists that you look clearly at the many roads you’ve traveled to get to this point. The result of all this inner searching is a new self-awareness that reveals a fresh vision of what you could accomplish in the world.

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D.K. Brainard
D.K. Brainard, M.A., C.H., is a writer, musician, astrologer and certified hypnotherapist who specializes in helping clients identify where they are on their own Hero's Journey and take appropriate steps to reconnect with their soul/Higher Self/creative unconscious. To carry out this work, D.K. uses the tools of astrology, energy work, compassion, and hypnotic shared exploration of limiting identity states and desired goal states. For more on the eclipses and free weekly horoscopes each Monday, visit his website:


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