As we begin November 2013, the Uranus-Pluto square becomes exact on November 1, at 7:13 a.m EST for the second time this year. This major transit comes on the eve of a powerful solar eclipse in Scorpio November 3, that conjuncts Saturn, the Sun and Mercury all in Scorpio and will serve to set off events connected with the Uranus-Pluto square that will affect the world and our own personal lives.
Events that occur now will change the makeup of society and the world much like the period of the mid-1930's when another Uranus-Pluto square changed the society and the world. Uranus was in Aries, like it is now, square Pluto in Cancer, rather than Capricorn. Cancer is about 4th house themes, the homeland, families, patriotism and ruled by the Moon. 80 years later Pluto is in earth sign Capricorn this time, the 10th house ruler of business, priorities, big business, and the opposite of the sign Cancer and the 4th house axis. We are in historical times that will one day be looked upon as the turning point in many different ways.
While Pluto rules the powers that be, those who would impose their will on us, Uranus represents the element in society that is not content to lie dormant accepting the status quo. This planet can identify many different types of people from the single women fighting to make a living in a struggling economy, to the revolutionary in Syria who no longer wants to live under an oppressive regime and even the right wing extremists who believe they fight for what they consider to be right. It is world in which we all live now and will see much history made, regardless of whose side we are on. The world is changing and it is up to us as individuals not to get sucked into the rhetoric of the times and at the end of the day live our lives as the truest expression of ourselves we can, no matter what the circumstances to the best of our abilities.
As we begin the month the theme of Scorpio is prevalent as we start our journey toward year's end. Saturn, the Sun and Saturn are all in the fixed sign of Scorpio and Mercury is retrograde in the same sign until November 10.
These Scorpio themes will manifest in the world as issues surrounding death and transformation, taxes and insurance, money, and secretive actions by our government and others in our own lives. At the time of this post news reports are stating the National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, (according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials).
By tapping those links, the agency has positioned itself to collect at will from among hundreds of millions of user accounts, many of them belonging to Americans.
Edward Snowden burst into the worldwide limelight on another exact square between Uranus and Pluto. Each time this configuration comes together, more information comes to light, and issues surrounding the NSA, spying, and the secrecy surrounding what the US government is actually doing is going to continue to weigh on the minds of individuals in the US and abroad.
Spying by the NSA is going to become a far bigger issue that originally thought and the amount of apathy in the US is amazing to many around the world. The spying programs being used now were started after 911 on a 12th house Saturn opposing Pluto configuration, which is a dark/ secretive aspect. This year as Saturn sextiled Pluto the spying went along unfettered and unhampered by protests but information will continue to come to light. (A sextile shows an easy path with little opposition) This information about the NSA and government programs has the power to change the way the US government functions and contribute to the downsizing of America's standing and status in the world as Pluto opposes the US Sun. The end result is yet to be seen. This is not a political statement in any way, but rather an astrological judgment. Most of us have no say in how the government operates, but politicians hoping to keep their jobs for another term do read letters sent by constituents. The mettle of the United States as a nation will be severely tested over the next year.
I will leave this subject here for now, except to say America faces tough criticism in the world as Pluto reaches its mid-way mark in the US natal chart set for 1776, opposing the US Sun. The US is truly at a turning point in these days unlike anything we have seen before, and the next several years will reveal our future as a country.
On November 1, the Moon opposes Uranus around 1:27 a.m. EST, and this a critical juncture or hot spot of the eclipse in Scorpio as the energy becomes more intense. Another critical period is October 3, as the moon conjuncts Saturn.
November 5, Venus enters Capricorn, where it will remain until March 5, 2013. Venus will retrograde on December 21, 2013-January 31, 2014, with energy starting to change as the planet of love enters the shadow period on November 20.
Venus in Capricorn will be more conservative in this sign as Capricorn is ruled by Saturn. This sign will work well for Earth signs.
November 6, the Sun conjuncts Saturn, and this is a serious transit, that can lean toward the negative. Use this energy well and you can accomplish a great deal, but it will be about work.
November 7, Jupiter retrogrades at 20 degrees of Cancer for the next 4 months. This is called its retrograde station where the energy starts to shift. Retrograde planets do not work as well, or have as much influence, and sometimes accomplishment becomes something that is more of an inward nature rather than outward. This comes on the heels of the eclipse in Scorpio, and Jupiter rules money and governments and we may see some backward action or efforts to correct situations, or empty promises.
Venus sextiles Neptune and this is a creative and positive transit for spirituality, romance or acquiring beautiful things.
November 9, Mars sextiles Saturn and this is a transit for accomplishment and a positive flow of energy, especially for work.
November 10, Mercury goes stationary direct at 4:12 p.m EST. Yeah!!! Bear in mind however this point is where we often experience more glitches and situations can be revealed that were previously unknown, as the energy once again changes. Mercury will remain in its shadow period until November 28, and during this period Mercurial energy will shift back to normal.
November 11, Mercury trines Neptune and this is positive energy as is the Sun trine Jupiter on November 12. Just don't overdo!
November 13, Neptune turns stationary direct, preparing to move forward. Situations/ideas that have been in our subconscious mind may begin to take form in the outer world during this time, and other situations we may have been unaware of may be revealed now.
November 14, Venus squares Uranus. Love may be erratic one way or another along with money and the financial markets. Some relationships could end, or you could meet someone unexpectedly, but this does not guarantee longevity. November 15, Venus conjuncts Pluto and this will occur more than once during this Venus cycle. Venus rules love and money and either could become create an obsessive or compulsive situation at this time. pay attention to this transit as in late January this transit will re-occur for a much longer period of time. Especially watch obsessive, negative feelings. Changes in relationships can occur, along with money.
November 17, the full moon occurs at 25 degrees of Taurus. Taurus is the natural ruler of the second house of earned income and money and for many this will be the focus one way or another. Relationships may seem intense as Venus is still close to Pluto.
November 19, Mars sextiles Jupiter and this is a positive, uplifting transit good for money.
November 21, the Sun enters Sagittarius at 10:48 p.m. As the Sun enters Sag this will start to lighten up the heavy Scorpio energy.
November 23, Venus sextiles Saturn and this is a positive transit, good for business or stabilizing any situation.
November 24, the Sun squares Neptune and this is a tiring and confusing transit. Make sure facts are what you think they are before making a judgment. Better still, postpone important decisions until another day.
November 25, Mercury conjuncts Saturn for the second time, the first occurring on October 29. This is negative, tiring energy but good for focus.
November 28, Venus opposes Jupiter. Happy Thanksgiving! This is a good transit for socializing and the transit par excellence of over indulgencing. A great many diets will start on November 29!
November 30, the Sun trines Uranus, a great transit to end the month. This is positive, uplifting and prone to new things, situations and ideas.