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A Powerfully Transformative November
by Henry Seltzer
The astrology of November features Mars, Chiron, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, and Eris. The astrological symbolism for the first part of the month harkens back to the mid-October New Moon that began the lunation cycle that is still active over the first ten days of November. That Libra New Moon featured a strong presence of Uranus, as well as Pluto, Mars, and Saturn, as indicated by the Sun and Moon in opposition to Uranus, the conjunction of Mars and Jupiter in a close trine with Pluto in mid-Capricorn, and the highlighted presence of Saturn, aspected by Mercury, Venus and the New Moon. The implication is that while surprising results have become the norm, with the potential for anger to surface, due to the active Mars-Pluto connection, there have also been ameliorating factors such as the strong presence of Saturn, symbolizing a contrasting manner of studied and measured action.
Saturn is greatly featured all this month, having recently crossed into Sagittarius, abandoning the depth orientation of Scorpio in favor of the wild open spaces represented by this freedom-loving Fire sign. This is a time when Saturn’s powers of contraction and limitation seem somehow less darkly and pessimistically restrictive, being rather more generously inclined toward mentoring and the learning of important life lessons.
The astrological archetype of Uranus, emblematic of trickster surprises and sudden enlightenment, is also strongly featured throughout November, because at the timing of the November 11th New Moon standing in inconjunct (or quincunx) aspect to Jupiter, and to the Sun and Moon, forming a yod. There are likely to be many surprising twists and turns of circumstances that may lead to unexpected wisdom. Uranus is also aspected by Jupiter and Venus as the month gets underway. The contrasting energies of Saturn and Uranus, strong in this month’s astrology, create a push-pull thrust for studied action in favor of necessary change. We have the simultaneous desire to adhere to existing life patterns (Saturn) no matter what, together with the concept of abandoning these as proves necessary, on the basis of deep intuition that brings stunning awareness (Uranus) of an enlightened position on the needfulness of radical transformation to the basic structures of our lives.
Chiron, the Wounded Healer, is located in the same degree of Pisces that Uranus occupies in Aries, and is thus also powerfully highlighted in these late fall skies. Venus and Mars were exactly opposed to Chiron at the timing of the October 27th Full Moon, just a few days before the beginning of the month, while the Scorpio New Moon of mid-November continues the strong presence of Chiron by trine, his position in mid-Pisces, and by an extremely close opposition from Jupiter. There could therefore be undercurrents of activity below the surface layers of our psyches that have to do with buried places within us, the residue of early trauma that remains unresolved. We win when we pay the closest possible attention to everything that happens to us now, especially in terms of interpersonal connection, both within and below the surface layers of our personalities. By becoming more conscious of our early wounding, and accepting ourselves in this way, we have the capacity now to move beyond previous painful circumstances, and to heal in these dark places within us
The new planetary archetype of Eris is similarly triggered at the timing of this month’s New Moon, and also the Full Moon of November 25th, another extremely powerful lunation. Eris represents a Feminine Warrior energy in support of deep soul intention. Her highlighted presence toward the end of November and on into next year, particularly over the summer, about six moths away, acts as a powerful stimulus for standing up for what we most profoundly believe, vitally necessary in these times of individual and cultural metamorphosis.
Heading into the ending of a climactic 2015, Pluto and Uranus are drawing nearer to being once more in perfect square with each other, just as they were at the beginning of the year. We still therefore remain in the transformational stew that is the hallmark of this extremely potent decade. We are changing, at times slowly and at times by means of the rapidity of sudden epiphany concerning our situation, as indicated by the powerful positioning of Uranus during this turning of the year. We are enjoined by the cosmos to do our best to stand and deliver, coming always closer to embodying the deep soul purpose that we hold inside ourselves, as we can manage to discern it.
Medical Intuitive Corner
by Robin Eagle Sage, Medical Intuitive
Have you ever wondered if your physical pain is caused by unresolved emotional experiences? Each month, Medical Intuitive, Robin Eagle Sage, will share one of her medical intuitive readings with you. Using her clairvoyant abilities, this wise Sage will unravel the causes and cures of a patient’s illness. In turn, you will discover the great power capable of every individual to heal from within! Pseudonyms are used to protect the patient.
When I looked at Jen’s eyes clairvoyantly I saw the colors grey and white. I heard, “Who am I?” I saw Jen has limited thoughts and beliefs and is not able to see greater truths and possibilities. Jen is fighting for attention in the world and her energy is outside of her body. This is an important issue because when one’s energy is outside of the body one cannot know one’s self. I told Jen to pull her energy into her body on a daily basis by imagining her particles coming into her body like a genie coming into its bottle. I asked Jen to ground her body by feeling weight coming into her feet or sacrum.
I saw that Jen’s mother did not want a child. This has caused Jen to feel that she must wave a big flag in the air to get her mother’s love and attention. This effort takes Jen out of her body and away from her true self which is self-love. I saw a blockage in the back of Jen’s head in her occipital ridge. This is where she is struggling to be seen by her mother and also by others. This blockage and way of being needs to be released completely.
Brevity: Talking With Kids in a Way They Can Hear
by Marta Adelsman, Psy. D
How you were raised – the conditioning from family and society that formed your beliefs and your habits – sets the groundwork for the parent you become. We often don’t know how to raise children who communicate effectively with others without sinking into power struggles, so we need to be taught how.
It’s called brevity. Sometimes parents go into lengthy explanations, using way too many words: “Billy, if you go to Sam’s for an overnight tonight, you have to get up early in the morning for soccer practice, and you know how you don’t enjoy mornings when you haven’t had enough sleep. Plus you’ve had the sniffles lately and you may be coming down with a cold. And what will you do about the promise you made to your dad to help him in the backyard this evening to get ready for the barbeque here on Sunday?” When you go on and on like this, your child will most likely tune you out.
The holidays can be stressful, our tips will help you relax and enjoy the holidays.
Top 10 Tips to Enjoy the Holidays and Stay Organized
1. On your phone start a note titled Holidays. During the year while you are out and about, as you see a gift idea, grab your phone and jot it down before you forget, or take a picture. Your phone is also a great place to keep the sizes for grand-kids, nieces and nephews; you will always have it handy.
2. Bake cookies and other yummy treats early in the season and freeze them. That way you can grab and go when you need a hostess gift or unexpected company stops by.
3. When you get out your holiday decorations, donate anything you no longer use or love.
4. Once you’ve finished decorating, take a picture so you can recreate it for next year.
5. Don’t schedule too much and make a plan. Instead of trying to “do everything” ask your kids what events and tradition are their favorites. You might be surprised!
6. Create a gift wrap station in a specific area. Keep the wrapping paper, tape, scissors and labels all together. Wrap the presents as you buy them.