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Sidereal Insights Astrology

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November 2017

Welcome to Sidereal Insights, every month we explore the astrology of the current planetary transits across the heavens from a western sidereal perspective.
Be sure to read for your sidereal sun and rising sign, which may be different than the sign you're accustomed to. Sidereal astrology is different from traditional tropical astrology, so your regular sun and rising signs may not apply in a sidereal reading or forecast.

If you need to look up your sidereal sign placements, use the easy online calculator at https://mystickphysick.com/sidereal-tools/ to find out for free.

Early November begins a three week period when strategic thinking comes more easily to us, though we may need to guard against a tendency toward being unnecessarily suspicious of others.

There is an emphasis on partnership and cooperation throughout much of the month of November. Business and money matters may be highlighted, as well as our personal value systems and our sense of justice and fairness may be more active while Venus enjoys her stay here.

We may find inspiration or refuge in spiritual practices and creative pursuits at this time. Time spent in inner exploration could result in sudden, lasting changes to our personal values now.

Saturn moves back into sidereal Sagittarius on November 4th for a more than two year long stay. Think back to late January 2017, when Saturn made his first foray into Sagittarius. Something may have come up for you at that time, related to the house Saturn rules in your sidereal natal chart, which could give you a clue as to the lesson he's here to teach you in the coming two years. Check your full horoscope at https://mystickphysick.com for more on this important transit.

The full moon in Aries November 4th brings to an end an activity begun last spring, near the late April new moon. Think back to the days around April 26th for an activity or exploration you began at that time. This full moon (and the ten days following) is the time to wrap up whatever you started back then.

Wait to communicate ideas to an authority figure until the 9th,when unorthodox ideas will have a better chance of being well received. You could encounter resistance if you try sooner. That same day Mercury goes out of bounds and you'll be better able to advocate for any solution which bucks the status quo. With the sun throwing a helpful sextile to Pluto the same day, powerful individuals could turn out to be allies instead of obstacles.

Out of bounds planets don't play by the commonly accepted rules of society, rather, they are considered to "walk to the beat of their own drum". They are the planetary mavericks: eccentric, unconventional, and unorthodox, for better or for worse. They are "beyond the pale" so to speak.

Mercury will remain out of bounds until December 7th, reaching his maximum southern declination on November 23rd. During these weeks we are inclined to innovative thinking in any field requiring a skill for analysis, problem solving, or communication. On the flip side, it's easy to become obsessed with stories, whether in literature, film, or even the stories we tell about our own lives. We are prone to misconstruing words and blowing things out of proportion.

The 13th is a very special day when Venus and Jupiter meet up in the sky, an event which happens only once a year. This is a particularly lucky day for readers with Libra or Taurus sun or rising signs, and with both planets sending a lovely beam to Neptune, Pisces readers may feel the luck rub off on them, too.

Beware of the possibility of distrust, suspicion, or deceitful or manipulative words on this day, though, This is a day to be vigilant about blowing things out of proportion and reading things into the words of others. On the plus side, if we need to mediate for peace or truth, we'll have the blessings and help of both Jupiter and Venus on our side, helping to offset the impact of any potential overreaction.

Mercury enters the shadow of his third and final retrograde of the year on November 14th. If you have any expensive items or electronics on your holiday gift giving list, you'll want to have your shopping done before this date. He'll station retrograde early in December, on the 3rd, and remain that way until just before the Christmas holiday.

When the sun moves into sidereal Scorpio November 16th we could find creative inspiration to lead us on a deep exploration of our psyche. There may be a temptation to escape into artistic pursuits involving fantasy and dreams.

Though we might struggle to find the right words to express our deepest feelings, dreams and fears at this time, we certainly don't lack the desire to try. Pushing through any fear or confusion could ultimately serve us well. Spend the evening in quiet retreat with a lover or romantic partner.

The new moon in Scorpio on the 18th brings with it the risk of conflict with authority.

This is a challenging new moon, especially for readers with Scorpio sun or rising, and the outcome may ultimately result in total destruction and transformation. While this may be painful while we're in it, transformation is necessary for our personal growth and expansion. Remember that while Mars and Pluto both rule destruction, Pluto also rules rebirth and Mars signifies the vitality of life as the newborn.

It's likely we will feel some of this challenging destructiveness and transformation now, at the new moon, and also throughout the evolution of whatever we begin at this time as it develops and comes to fruition over the coming six months.

Venus reaches out a soothing hand to Pluto on the 21st, and we get our first glimpse of the beautiful potential hidden inside this new moon.

If we've been caught up in headstrong challenges with a VIP or authority figure of late, the first glimmers of understanding and cooperation may come near this time.

Surprising good news is possible on the 25th. We'll be feeling the urge to expand our knowledge, experience, and thinking, and to review what we thought we knew.

The 28th is a day for sustained mental focus or serious communication. We can use this time to make our most ambitious plans. A contract signed or promise made on this day will be in place for a long time.

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Phaedra Mitchell is a western sidereal astrologer with more than 20 years of experience working with spiritually conscious individuals to recognize their soul purpose, reveal karmic life lessons, and discover where they can be of joyful service in the world. For sidereal or tropical consultations, personal readings, or to learn more, visit https://mystickphysick.com.

Apr. 15 - May 16: Aries - The full moon in Aries lights up your 1st House of image, identity, appearance and the physical body, bringing a highly personal matter or a project that's close to your heart to a close within +/-4 days. Later, near the 18th, watch for an opportunity to earn a bonus or commission to come your way.

May 16 - June 16: Taurus - Your ruler, Venus, enters Libra for a three and a half week period when your attention will be focused on work and health related concerns. The full moon brings a highly personal matter or a project you've been working on in private to conclusion. Later, near the new moon November 18th, watch for a partnership opportunity or possible joint venture to present itself.

June 16 - July 17: Gemini - Mercury, your ruler, enters Scorpio November 2nd, putting your attention squarely on work and health related matters for the following three weeks. A long held hope or dream could be coming to fruition, watch the days around the full moon November 4th for news. Then, at the new moon November 18th, watch for a work-related opportunity to arise.

July 17 - Aug. 18: Cancer - A career matter or professional project reaches a culmination within +/-4 days of November 4th. You could be recognized for your professional achievements. If you're single and looking you could meet someone in the days just around the new moon on the 18th.

Aug. 18 - Sept. 18: Leo - The full moon November 4th lights your 9th House of international affairs and higher thinking. A publishing, broadcasting, higher education, long distance travel or legal matter may be coming to a conclusion within +/-4 days. If you've been considering buying a newhome or improving your existing one, begin within 10 days of the November 18th new moon. The result will be transformational.

Sept. 18 - Oct. 18: Virgo -  Your ruler, Mercury, enters Scorpio for a three week stay, focusing your attention on travel and communication matters during that time. A financial matter likely related to loans, insurance, taxes, an inheritance, or bonus & commission income comes to a close within +/-4 days of the full moon November 4th. Then near the new moon November 18th, a travel or communication opportunity could arise.

Oct. 18 -Nov. 17th: Libra - Your attention will be on your image, appearance, identity and your self expression during the month of November. The full moon lights up your 7th house of partnership, bringing a joint venture to conclusion, within +/-4 days of the 4th. Watch the days around the new moon November 18th for an unexpected income opportunity to arise.

Nov. 17 - Dec. 17: Scorpio - The November 6th full moon in Aries brings a work or health related matter to a conclusion, watch for news within within +/-4 days. On the 18th the new moon lights your 1st House of image, appearance, identity, self-expression and the physical body. This is a very special birthday new moon for you, dear Scorpio, and you can use it any way you want.

Dec. 17th - Jan. 15: Sagittarius -  The full moon on the 4th is the perfect time to put the finishing touches on a creative project.. Alternatively, a romantic relationship or a child's development reaches the end of one stage in preparation for the next. The new moon on the 18th brings an opportunity for a spiritual rebirth or transformation of some kind.

Jan. 15th - Feb. 14: Capricorn - The November 4th full moon brings a home or family related project to conclusion within +/-4 days. Later, on the 18th, the new moon heralds an opportunity to begin a new role or relationship with an organization or to begin a new friendship which could transform your life in some way.

Feb. 14 - Mar. 15: Aquarius - A travel or communication related matter comes to an culmination within +/-4 days of the full moon November 4th. Then, the new moon on the 18th brings a career opportunity. Alternatively, if you've been thinking about making a career change, begin within 10 days after the new moon.

Mar. 15 - Apr.15: Pisces - The full moon November 4th brings an income source to an end within +/-4 days. Alternatively, if you took steps to begin a new income earning venture at the new moon in Pisces last March, you'll begin to see the payoff now. The November 18th new moon highlights an opportunity in your 9th House of long distance travel, communication, law, and higher education. If you've been considering going back to school or pursuing a certificate program, begin on the 23rd, when Neptune, your ruler, stations direct after five long months retrograde.