|by Astro Butterfly (astrobutterfly.com)|
November 2020 brings us the final Jupiter-Pluto conjunction and the first Eclipse of the season. November is also when Mercury and Mars (finally) go direct. YES!
The intensity of the last couple of months will continue to increase and will eventually reach a peak in mid-November, after which we’ll finally get to relax a bit.
The good news is that the incredibly intense and fear-inducing Jupiter-Pluto conjunction will soon be gone. From the 2nd half of November 2020 onwards, we will finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
In November we have the Scorpio season (until November 21st) and then the Sagittarius season (from November 21st onwards).
Scorpio is associated with the underworld – with all that is dark, secret, and mysterious. Sagittarius on the other hand is the shooter that reaches for the stars. Sagittarius is a fire sign that gives us hope and faith for a better future.
Disclaimer: there are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ signs. Scorpionic keywords like darkness, secrets, or underworld, may sound more frightening than the hope and faith that are traditionally associated with Sagittarius.
But we need both, and both are beautiful in their own way.
We first need to go down into Scorpio’s underworld, which is a metaphor for the secret corners of our psyche. It’s there and only there where we will find incredible riches we didn’t know existed.
And it’s a result of this process that we’ll eventually find the light at the end of the tunnel. This light is nothing but the light within that is inevitably revealed to us when we go deep within ourselves.
Scorpio and Sagittarius work together to get us there, we cannot have one without the other.
In November we have many events and celebrations that remind us of the process of finding light in the darkness.
On November 1st we celebrate All Saints day (after the night of Halloween, which is as Scorpio as you can get).
Diwali is also celebrated in November; Diwali is the Indian festival of lights that symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”. In Thailand, we have Loy Krathong, the beautiful Lantern Festival of light.
All these festivals are a symbol of the inner workings of Scorpio and Sagittarius. What’s interesting is that the Light festivals are in the Northern hemisphere, where the days get shorter in November.
So the light that is being celebrated is not the literal light of the Sun, but the inner light of hope, truth and knowledge.
Now let’s have a look at the most important astrological events of the month:
November 1st – November 6th, 2020 – Mercury Square Saturn
On November 1st, 2020, Mercury (at 25-26° Libra) is square Saturn in Capricorn.
This square is pretty important because it occurs exactly at the degree where Mercury changes direction. This suggests a rather sudden – and definite – change of plans.
Things will be expected to go one way, but then Mercury changes direction at the exact degree of the square so that things end up going a very different way.
Mercury and Saturn are not normally associated with surprises, but this particular configuration suggests a change of plans and a different outcome.
November 3rd, 2020 – Mercury Goes Direct
On November 3rd, 2020, Mercury goes direct at 25° Libra, so things will finally get back on track.
Mercury retrogrades are necessary because they ask us to revisit and pay attention to those areas of our life that are up for a review anyway.
If we wouldn’t pay attention to those topics stirred by Mercury retrograde, if we wouldn’t make the necessary changes, we wouldn’t be prepared for the future.
And while these Mercury Retrograde readjustments are necessary, it is indeed a relief to get on with life. There are other aspects we need to pay attention to this month anyway.
November 9th, 2020 – Venus Square Mars
On November 9th, 2020, Venus (at 15° Libra) is opposite Mars in Aries. The opposition of the two relationship planets will teach us a lesson about boundaries.
Both Venus and Mars are in their domicile signs, so they are both strong. This is an important encounter because Mars is just about to turn direct.
So whatever message Venus has for Mars, you can bet it is an important one. It’s almost like it changes his entire worldview – as a few days later, he finally changes direction.
November 10th, 2020 – Mercury (re)enters Scorpio
On November 10th, 2020, Mercury – now out of retrogradation – moves into Scorpio for good.
In the first week of its stay here, Mercury will fix some loose ends as he moves through the retrograde shadow zone. Some themes from mid-October may be revisited and finally completed.
November 12th, 2020 – Jupiter Conjunct Pluto
On November 12th, 2020 Jupiter is conjunct Pluto at 22° Capricorn. This is the 3rd and final conjunction (the other two occurred on April 4th and June 30th).
The conjunction occurs exactly at the degree of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in January early this year.
The fear and panic associated with Covid will reach a peak around November 12th after which it will begin to subside. It is not that the virus will be gone after November 12th, but the fear and tension associated with it will slowly reduce.
November 13th, 2020 – Mars Goes Direct
On November 13th, 2020, Mars finally goes direct at 15° Aries. It’s been a long ride, and when we talk about Mars in Aries, we mean literally a ‘ride’.
Normally, Mars in Aries can’t stop because – this is the most action-oriented Mars out there. When Retrograde, Mars in Aries is forced to slow down and to find new ways of doing things.
It’s not like we worked less or were less active in the last 6 weeks, when Mars was retrograde. On the contrary. Mars retrograde is usually associated with an increase in workload.
It’s just that we had to put more effort to get things done. Thankfully by now, Mars has learned new ways of doing things, and he’s ready to “move on”.
November 15th, 2020 – New Moon In Scorpio
On November 15th, 2020, we have a New Moon (which is also a Super Moon) at 23° Scorpio.
This is a great New Moon because it makes favorable aspects with Jupiter, Pluto, and Neptune. The ruler of the New Moon, Mars has just turned direct and has big plans!
The whole Lunar Month will carry this energy of “moving forward” and we will help us get unstuck. What a relief!
November 17th, 2020 – Mercury Opposite Uranus
On November 17th, 2020, Mercury (8° Scorpio) is opposite Uranus in Taurus.
The opposition occurs at the same degree of the Full Moon in Taurus on October 31st. Expect more revelations and exposures. This is going to be interesting!
November 16th-19th, 2020 – Venus Square Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn
On November 17th, 2020, Venus squares Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn. Apart perhaps from Venus square Jupiter, these are not the most “I’m looking forward to” type of transits.
But the good news is that Venus is the last personal planet to square “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” Capricorn trio which means that soon we will be ‘done’ with the Capricorn stellium’s lessons. YES!
November 21st, 2020 – Sun In Sagittarius, Venus In Scorpio
On November 21st, 2020, we have a change in energy. Venus leaves Libra to move into Scorpio and the Sun leaves Scorpio to move into Sagittarius.
Our focus will shift from relationships and intimacy (Libra-Scorpio) to uncovering the truth and finding the light within (Scorpio-Sagittarius).
November 28th, 2020 – Neptune Turns Direct
On November 28th, 2020, Neptune turns direct at 18° Pisces.
Right now only Uranus and Chiron are still retrograde. If you have planets or angles around 18° Pisces you will feel the energy of the transit more strongly.
November 30th, 2020 – Full Moon And Lunar Eclipse In Gemini
On November 30th, 2020 we have a Lunar Eclipse at 8° Gemini.
This Penumbral Eclipse marks the official beginning of the Eclipse season. Just when we thought we were ‘done’ with retrogrades, stelliums, T-square, and other intense aspects, the stars have other plans.
But more about the Lunar Eclipse in my special Eclipse report – stay tuned!