Friday, November 05, 2010

November 2010 Full Moon in Taurus and New Moon in Scorpio

Shakti Carola Navran

What is your interest in astrology all about? Have you ever thought about it? I believe you have a genuine interest in deepening your self knowledge and inner wisdom and ultimately you want to grow. I am sure you also like the practical applications astrology offers to make your life easier and more fulfilling by being more in alignment with the universal forces.

For me astrology is more of an art form then a science. It is grounded in the ancient science of correlating the position of the stars to our worldly living but it is such an intricate, complex system with so many layers of truth and revelations that is has to become exalted to an art adding the intuitive mind and the dimension of the wisdom of the divine soul to form a whole and meaningful picture.

All the integration of all the different aspects and angles to look at a person's chart or any moment in time is happening in the mind of the astrologer or student of astrology and depends on the person's inner wisdom and maturity.

Astrology is a journey, a path of wisdom and spiritual unfolding if undertaken consciously for the growth of your soul. While I am allowing my blog to change and assume different forms like the changing from a weekly to a monthly format, I like to play with new perspectives and putting the spot light onto different aspects of astrology without getting too technical. I hope you will enjoy this journey with me!

Sun in Scorpio Stirs the Pot

With the Sun still in Scorpio and the upcoming New Moon in Scorpio on November 5-6, we are still stirring in deep and murky waters. The Full Moon of November will be at the very end of Taurus and with that likely help us to integrate the Scorpio Taurus axes just before the Sun moves into Sagittarius on November 22. As we know, one sign is always opposed but also balanced by the opposing sign in the zodiac. Both complete and enhance each other.

For example, with Scorpio we have a very complex water sign which is intrigued by deep analysis of inner psyche content with all its shadow aspects of the human nature. Pluto rules the Scorpion underworld and forces us into deep processes of inner transformation reinventing ourselves.

With the Sun in Scorpio, the energy is intense, maybe heavy and you don't get away with skirting the issues as you might be able to do in other month of the year. Summer is over, the weather is turning colder, the days shorter and we have a taste of the fact that winter is upon us soon. I already saw Christmas decorations at Macy.

Pluto in Capricorn Challenges Our Routines

Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio in the beginning of Capricorn is bound to stir things up in society, showing us the abuse of power, misdemeanors for the sake of power and greed as we had to face with the new development in the real estate market exposing the scams of money making vehicles created by financial institutions and banks.

With Pluto just beginning his journey through Capricorn this is just the beginning. As hard as we might all feel the impact on melting down of our already deeply wounded economy, I believe the truth about what doesn't work anymore for the good of all people is very much needed.

The high potential of Pluto's journey through Capricorn is true responsible leadership with more commitment to the greater good. For that, we still have a long way to go, but with the other astrological pointers of Saturn in Libra (relationship work), Uranus Jupiter conjunction in Pisces (strengthening our faith and vision) and Chiron Neptune conjunction in Aquarius (becoming more sensitized to other people's needs), we might successfully grow in that direction.

In Pluto's world there is a lot of deep stuff going on, inner shifts in perception and inner growth needs to happen for each one of us. This is our individual place of power depending on our willingness to grow and transform beyond our current beliefs and values.

Taurus Full Moon November 21

Taurus, on the other hand, is representing simplicity and roots in the physical world through our senses, the needs and pleasures of our physical bodies. Taurus is very practical-minded and hands-on to sort out things in a pleasing way because he is ruled by Venus. With the Full Moon in Taurus we feel more relaxation and ground under our feet. We take care for things in our life, for our body, and take one step at a time. With Taurus we can rebuild from the ashes Scorpio has left us with.

The Lunar Cycle from New Moon to Full Moon

The Lunar cycle is the fastest astrological cycle; we can even watch it with our naked eyes. Something new starts with every New Moon; a new theme is introduced to our collective psyche and is complemented in its evolutionary journey with the Full Moon in the opposing sign. The exposure to the theme is peaking and we have the best chance of conscious integration in the conclusion of the lunar cycle towards the next New Moon presenting us with a new theme in a new sign.

This Full Moon is at the end of the sign Taurus and with that is very much integrating Taurus energies with the sublime, more transcending overlaying qualities of Pisces ruling the last 2 - 5 degrees of every sign. The invitation is to integrate inner assets and qualities with outer needs for sustainability and practical intelligence, affirming our love for truth and oneness of spirit. Taurus' emotional generosity and abundance can lead to feeling grateful and abundant in many different ways independent of the amount of money we have in the bank.

Four Planets Turning Direct in November - Releasing Pent Up Energy

When Planets are going retrograde there is always a sense of waiting and reassessment. When a planet is turning direct there might be a couple of days of lag time but then we are able to integrate insights and unravel seemingly stuck issues in our lives. We will move forward. This month we will gradually feel getting "unstuck" and moving into the right direction.

First Chiron turns direct on November 5 with his more detached perspective he gained in Aquarius which will be helpful in navigating the hypersensitive waters of Pisces. Neptune is following on November 6, reinforcing our need for spiritual growth and awareness. On November 18 Jupiter and Venus will turn around. Both "benefics" as we call them in astrology will bolster hope, optimism, and faith into the future. We are ending the month with the Sun moving into Sagittarius on November 22 and with that we can take a deep breath and feel lighter and more buoyant.

After all the deep, hard Scorpion inner work, we now turn toward expanding our horizon, looking for deeper meaning, maybe travel, or teach others from what we have learned and integrated. The Sun transiting into Sagittarius starts us into a lighter tone of energy, more ease and self confidence to apply ourselves. Sagittarius is also a very passionate sign.

Be Inspired, Think Big!

With the Sun in Sagittarius we all can benefit now from a more gregarious nature and self expression. Think about where you want to have more passion in your life. Where do you want to learn more and expand your skills?

In your relationship? Or your professional life? In your health?

If it is in your love relationship, I recommend the book from John Grey: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex. It is such a classic and there are many more books written by him about this subject, looking at the same theme from different angles. He has a very humorous way of looking at the differences of Men and Women and makes many valid points.

If it is your professional life you want to expand and grow I have enjoyed tremendously the book from Timothy Ferriss: The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content. The 4- Hour Workweek. What an intriguing concept! This book had me spellbound from the first to the last page, which is quite unusual for me to read a whole non-fiction book that way. Usually I just pick out what seems to be of most interest for me.

If it is in your health I recommend The Astonishing Power of Emotions by Abraham-Hicks. This book talks about how we can be more in tune in with our source energy, our divine being. It talks about how our emotions are indicators for where we are in our journey towards deepening joy and well-being and how we can use them in a smart way to get there.

Gemstones Are Tools to Support Your Inner Process

In whatever area you want to grow you can use gemstones as a focal point in enhancing your intention or balancing and healing your energy field. Especially the Quartz Crystal is a wonderful tool with many applications. Or you can be more specific and support yourself more precisely with your personal healing stones based on your natal chart and your evolutionary journey of the moment.

Suggestion of the Month

Check out the documentary Water - the Great Mystery. You can live stream it on Google video for free. It profiles research about water done in Russia, Austria and other countries in the world and gives you a practical application for charging or healing the water you drink. We are water beings made 85% out of water. This movie is a truly fantastic contribution for health and balance I wish for you to enjoy. Remember your journalling as a way to connect with your deep inner wisdom as well as witnessing your inner progress.

Aloha and many blessings, Shakti.

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