It’s a New World! The month begins with Celtic New Year Nov 1-7, a New Venus rising Nov 1 and the Mayan New Year beginning the final year of the Mayan calendar Nov 3. Now the Mayan “6th Night,” the malevolent year of Tlahuizcal “the god before dawn,” is ended and the benefic “7th Day” of the supreme creator god/goddess Ometeotl begins. Tlahuizcal is an angry god who blames others for his failures and shoots arrows at the Sun because he is offended by its brightness. This year conjured out all the world’s shadows to be cleared. According to the Mayans, the reign of Tlahuizcal precedes the return of Quetzalcoatl, the Morning Star. To the ancient Egyptians, Venus rising before the Sun is Bennu, the Phoenix. The Phoenix is the higher symbol of Scorpio, the sign of this New Venus. The flight of the Phoenix, the rising of Venus in Scorpio, signals the dawning of a new age.
The Celtic New Year celebration Samhain culminates Nov 7, the autumn cross-quarter. This mid-Scorpio energy gate is symbolized by the Ace of Cups in Tarot and the Ace of Hearts in playing cards. All that would block our hearts full opening to love comes up before this gate to be released. Love is born anew as the New Venus appears with the Nov 7 crescent New Moon.
This new energy wave crests Nov 20-23 with the Tripuri Purnima Full Moon and the Sagittarius Gate of Inspiration. It’s a New World!
Hallowmas / All Saints Day / Celtic New Year Samhain, Nov 1– Reunion
This is a time to celebrate with friends and family and to renew ancestral power by recalling those who have crossed over to the other world. The astral veil is thinnest Nov 1-7. Now is the time for the rejoining of the sacred circle and renewal of the light within that will emerge triumphant in Spring.
Balsamic Moon, Nov 2-4 – Make a Wish!
It’s the Wishing Moon, a time to put wishes on the air. Also called “the witches Moon,” this is when people are brought to mind for healing. Feeling invokes healing, the deeper we feel, the more we heal. Shadows of the past come before each New Moon. Key to transforming shadow is deep breathing with focus on wishes to be fulfilled. Needs felt now invoke Moon Magic from the new lunar cycle. See the wee waning Moon rising before the Sun.
Hallowmas / Samhain / Celtic New Year, November 7 – Happy New Year!
Hallowmas is one of the 8 fire festivals celebrated at equinoxes, solstices and cross-quarter days. These are times when changes are more easily made in our inner and outer world. The Celts celebrated their New Year on Nov 7 when the Sun crosses the midpoint of Scorpio. Fixed sign midpoints fix or focus energy for the following season. The mid-Scorpio Gate portends what will be in the winter season and winter sets the course for the year. So this mid-Scorpio cross-quarter is the creative source (caldron/grail) of the year. At this time the astral veil is thinnest and shadows of the past (year and lifetime) are transformed opening the way for the future to be realized.
Moon Out of Bounds South, Nov 7-9 (10:11 am 11/7 - 2:31 pm 11/9)
As the Moon "rides low" below the zodiac, our "under world" is illuminated. Outmoded belief patterns and energy blocks are revealed and more easily let go. This is a time to go beneath the surface, make new discoveries, change habits and renovate our inner world.
Crescent New Moon, Nov 7-10 – Time to Sow
It's time to bring forward what we wish to be realized. Farmers plant seeds when the crescent appears, seeds are fertile on every level. This time favors all new beginnings. Energy is strongest Sunset to Moonset when the Moon shines through the 7th House. Meditation now opens doorways, wishes take wing and prayers seeded bring blessings for this Moon and the Year to be. New Moon with New Venus brings new love and new creation.
1st Quarter Moon, Nov 13 (11:39 am) – Let Go the Old, Power On the New
First Quarter is like a scythe cutting across the sky. This is a day of decision, an opportunity to cut free from trappings of the past and affirm our purpose moving forward. This time was sacred to the Druids because it is pivotal in the cycle of creation. Choices made now are likely the right ones. As we breathe deeply and focus on soul connection we realize our ideals.
Moon at the Equator/Zero Point North, Nov 21 (6:37 pm) – Imagine!
Lunar 0 Points are cosmic balance times for creative imagination. Moon at the Equator going North is a time for envisioning. The magic window opens for two hours 5:37 pm – 7:37 pm.
Tripuri Purnima Full Moon, Nov 21 – Transformation and Liberation
Hindus celebrate Shiva's victory over the “city demons” Tripuri at this Sun in Scorpio Full Moon. Shiva is the god of dance, death and transformation (all things Scorpio). Communities celebrate lighting lamps and candles to honor and welcome the Lord of the Dance. Scorpio is the Scorpion, Eagle and Phoenix so the Scorpio Full Moon is also called the Phoenix Moon.
Cosmic energies flow through for three days following the exact Full Moon (12:27 pm 11/21). Full Moon revelations come in dreams, “chance encounters,” and flashes of inspiration. Stay tuned!
Moon Out of Bounds North, Nov 21-24 (9:18 pm 11/21 - 1:01 am 11/24)
We are more open-minded and ready for change when the Moon travels the higher world, the realm of freedom and imagination. New ideas are more easily and successfully shared. New business ventures and special social gatherings are favored. It’s time to share opportunities, make announcements and bring new discoveries to light. Early morning Nov 22 is most magical when the Moon sails high over Orion.
Euterpe Gate of Inspiration, Nov 22-23 (5:15 am 11/22 - 5:15 am 11/23)
A Muse Gate opens every 40 days, 9 each year. Whatever blocks our flow comes before the Gate to be let go. Euterpe is the muse of music and “bringer of pleasure.” This is a time to release body tensions that hold outmoded ways of thinking and feeling. Breathe deeply and move freely (yoga, tai chi, dance!) to shed the old and be present to the power and possibilities of the time.
Thanksgiving, Nov 25 – Family and Community Celebration
This will be an especially bountiful harvest celebration with benefic Jupiter shining brightly on high. Thanksgiving is always celebrated in fun-loving Sagittarius on a Thursday, day of Jupiter (or Thor), the ruler of Sagittarius. Jupiter is the planet of enjoyment, joviality, and good cheer. Enjoy!
3rd Quarter Moon Nov 28 (exact 9/30 11:52 pm edt) – Dreams in Action
This Moon cuts away all that distracts from realizing dreams in action. 3rd Quarter Moon integrates new ideas into creative expression. Now it's time to follow our bliss and do just what feels good in concert with the whole.
Moon at the Equator / Zero Point South, Nov 29 (11:25 am) - Meditate
Lunar 0 Points are cosmic balance times ideal for creative imagination. 0 South is a time to connect with and seed the new cycle. The magic portal opens for 2 hours 10:25 am - 12:25 pm.
Steve Nelson is a professional astrologer who uses Tarot, name analysis, and traditional astrology to help clients understand personal myths and realize natural abilities. He can be reached at 704-375-3759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org