Venus enters Capricorn on November 5 and will pay a brief visit to Pluto. The conjunction will be exact at 9º Capricorn on November 15. Venus in this sign is cool, sober, down to earth and not particularly romantic. People with this placement in their charts actually have very strong physical urges once they have declared their love for someone. They prefer older, more sophisticated and mature partners.
When Venus connects with Pluto look out! Last year when Venus went through Capricorn I wrote: Passions run higher than usual. People are more earthy, intense, aggressive and controlling in relationships. It could be an exciting memorable time but do not manipulate, coerce or seduce others to get what you want. This is a creative, ambitious period. Business and holiday sales will do well. Venus brings friendship, love, beauty, glamor and financial good luck. Power and opportunity are present. You can progress as a person but use these gifts not for selfish gain but for the good of others.
Note that now and for the next two weeks Uranus is also at 9º of Aries and in exact square to the Venus Pluto conjunction. I’ve already said plenty about the Uranus Pluto square since it’s been holding for so long. All creative activities, relationships, love affairs and issues regarding such are accented. The effects only last a week or two. Most people just want to have fun or some excitement. Whirlwind affairs may happen. Some want to rebel, break the rules or do something kinky. People in committed relationships should watch out for the temptation to stray. Use this time wisely and take your loved one on a special date. Artists will be inspired to do more colorful, unusual work. The cardinal signs will be the most affected.
Jupiter is stationing at 20º Cancer and will go retrograde on November 7 for about 4 months. Things may slow down to a comfortable lethargic pace. Don’t expect the things you hope for to come to you during the retrograde period. But it’s certainly not a difficult time. Enjoy what you have and enjoy being with your family. You may put on weight without realizing it so try to get some exercise on a regular basis.
On November 10 Mercury will station at 2º Scorpio and go direct. After that communications should go more smoothly. You can proceed with contracts and new projects. Websites, Internet activities, electronic devices and apps will work better too. Mysteries will be solved and secrets revealed. Incidentally I know of at least three plumbing problems that came up around me during this past week. There was an underground water main leak next to my building that couldn’t be located. One Scorpio lady I know had a terrible mess. Her septic system backed up into her basement. Scorpio rules plumbers, plumbing and that which is hidden underground or below building structures. I found it interesting that these things occurred during Mercury retrograde in Scorpio.
Be sure to read your November forecast at Celestial Navigation. For furthering your education, read the three articles about the Solar Eclipse (November 3) and other interesting articles about astrology at Aquarius Papers. Reminder: Take your family for a hike at scenic Ramapo Valley County Reservation on Rt. 202 in Mahwah, Bergen County, located just north of Oakland. Enjoy the wonderful fall colors before they retire for the winter!