STAR WISE: November 2011

STAR WISE: November 2011 – by Mac McLaughlin

The Sun moves through tropical Scorpio from October 23 to November 22. Ruled by fiery Mars and co-ruled by the deep and mysterious Pluto, we find Scorpio natives are naturally inclined towards leadership roles and power positions. It’s never halfway; it’s either all the way or no way with Scorpio. There are some interesting totems associated with this sign, the first being the serpent, or scorpion. This one says, “Sting me, I sting you back.” Revenge, dominance, control, manipulation, violence, chaos and death are their game if unindividuated. The phoenix is probably the best known symbol of Scorpio and it implies the awesome regenerative and healing power that many Scorpios possess. Out of the ashes, a new life form is created. Where many give up, usually Scorpio is just getting warmed up. Researchers, scientists, doctors and surgeons and others that may literally transform your life come under the heading of this sign.

The eagle is the next symbol of Scorpio and it represents the purity and spiritual heights that can be attained for no other flies as close to the sun as this regal bird. The eagle-type Scorpios are more likely to be the ones working quietly behind the scenes, ensconced deeply in their studies, with no time for pomp, strut and ceremony.

We might ponder why these folks are so intense about all that they do and their intentions, whether in the light or darkness. In ancient times, the Sun’s passage through this sector of the sky signalled its death and it would be resurrected again in the early springtime. The cycle of growth has seemingly stopped and death and decay set into place refurbishing the soil for the next round of life’s activities. Beyond anything and everything we know, the life force is the most powerful phenomena and all of life will struggle valiantly to the very last breath in order to keep it. Scorpio types are born into this energy and once focused and directed, their power of concentration, amalgamated with their dynamic will power, produces some of the most remarkable and memorable people on the planet, for good or bad.

Being a fixed water sign, it is often difficult for Scorpios to effect change in their own lives. Learning to surrender to the will of God and acquiescing to the universal plan we have crafted for ourselves in our previous incarnations is the healing path for all those that suffer. Scorpio is an old soul and definitely on its way home after its lengthy Earthly sojourns.

ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Mars forms a grand triangle with Jupiter and Pluto mid-month and with Mars moving through Virgo, you will be very busy. You’re able to put it all together, though, as you organize and plan for your future through a steady application of your willpower.


TAURUS (April 20 – May 21)
The full moon on November 10 takes place in your sign bringing important revelations. The moon travels through the nakshatra (star group) named Bharani and its shakti (power) is to take things away. Go with the flow and let go of whatever.


GEMINI (May 22 – June 20)
Scattered hither and yon seeking treasures of the intellect, Gemini natives are ever curious, eternally restless and compelled to constantly seek that which is to be known and discovered. Romance beckons thee along with possible controversy.


CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
The full moon on November 10 will help illuminate your understanding as to where you stand with others, such as a sweetheart, friend or work associate. Matters related to home and family intensify and it might not be negative. A busy autumn is predicted.


LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Career and home activities increase dynamically. You must find the balance and live within it. Earning potential increases, but does it mean freedom or drudgery? A sacrifice of sorts could be the remedy. Very good communication opportunities present themselves in early November.


VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Mars visits Virgo in the last three weeks of November. You will be busy, productive and constructive. Keep in mind that the down side of Mars energy is accidents and injuries if we overstep our abilities or let frustration get the best of us.


LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
Saturn continues his sojourn through your sign, as he helps you to polish and refine what you’re all about. It is marriage or divorce time, as we marry that which we love and divorce what is no longer worthy. It’s all good.


SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
The full moon on November 10 is important, as it will bring up what is needed most. The moon travels through Bharani the nakshatra (star group) that has the power to take things away. It is a time of intense internal perusal.


SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Mercury and Venus combine in your sign throughout most of the month, enhancing life in many ways. Romantic and intellectual activities keep you on the move, happily so. The solar eclipse on November 24 in Sagittarius will herald a series of important changes.


CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Mars and Jupiter cast fine energy into your sign indicating a powerful and active time in which you can truly accomplish all that you wish. Be careful what you wish for though, as it could take too much of your time and energy.


AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 19)
The full moon on November 10 illuminates your solar houses ruling career, family and real estate. Speaking of real estate, your inner state of consciousness may need some refreshing and now is the time to do so. Life amps up and all kinds of people pop up.


PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Mars moves through your opposite sign Virgo prompting action and reaction. Travel and romance houses are hot as well. Your career sector gets a boost and you should be competitive. Intellectual stimulation and a hunger to learn and discover propel you along.

Mac McLaughlin has been a practising, professional astrologer for more than four decades. His popular Straight Stars column ran in Vancouver’s largest weekly newspaper for 11 years.
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