By the Light of the Moon - November Moon Report
The New Moon on November 15, occurs in sidereal Libra in the lunar star of Vishakha, aka Radha, represented by the symbol of a triumphal gateway signifying a fight for a noble cause. Vishakha’s ruler is Jupiter who is currently being suffocated by Pluto, the feisty transformer, in the sign of Sagittarius at less than one degree away. While the Moon transits the sign of Libra, owned by Venus, we look to the dignity and condition of Venus, as well as Jupiter for how this lunar star may play out in November and what events may unfold as a result. Can Venus or Jupiter save the day? Unfortunately, not. Venus is quite unhappy and consequently feels debilitated in the sign of Virgo. This impedes her ability to bring forth the love, sweetness and equanimity she usually gifts to the world. That means we must emanate more love and kindness to off-set the imbalance.
In the same breath, Saturn is casting his harsh glance at the sign of Libra where the King (Sun) and Queen (Moon) of the galaxy are innocently vacationing for 2-1/2 days. While Mars is staring intensely into the sign of Virgo, his gaze is aggravating Venus as she loses the power to thwart the effects of his piercing glance while in the sign of Virgo. This cosmic dance isn’t exactly a cakewalk, but it is in divine order, preparing us for a deeper purification that will collectively and personally catapult us into a new age of truth and peace. The United States may face one of the most challenging times of century towards the end of 2020 as the upcoming eclipses will herald radical and unexpected transformation in our government and its leaders beyond what normal elections usually bring. Stay in the eye of the storm. The new moon is a time for new beginnings. Use it wisely and be fearless about changing your life for the better if you are at a crossroads. Plug your nose and jump into the next chapter of your life trusting you are protected and guided every step of the way.
The Full Moon on November 30, will occur in sidereal Taurus within the lunar provocative star of Rohini, symbolized by the chariot bestowing fertility and desire for food and carnal pleasures. The ruler of this lunar star is the Moon herself, while the ruler of Taurus is Venus. The dance between the Moon and Venus will give rise to a powerful lunar eclipse on November 30. While the Moon is eclipsed, Saturn and Mars will gaze into the sign of Libra where Venus is residing. Whenever Saturn and Mars align like this, it can cause war-like situations and derail the benevolence of Venus.
Rahu, the north node of the Moon will be in the star of Mrgshira. Ketu, the south node of the Moon will be in the star of Jyestha in the sign of Scorpio where it is quite happy and exalted. Along with Rohini, these are considered dark stars with snake-like qualities. However, the intersection where the darkness and light merge is the space where miracles are born. Focus on the miracles coming forth. We can soften the anger around media manipulation, optimize our freedom of speech, prevent food shortages and avoid communication breakdowns and drama around the possible loss of a great leader if we practice non-attachment, kindness, forgiveness and abundance consciousness. Allow everyone their opinion.
Eclipse tips: Two weeks before and after an eclipse is a very delicate and sensitive time for everyone. Light a candle or build a fire and offer your fears to the fire and watch them go up in smoke. Take care by getting extra sleep, eating cleaner, speaking sweetly and doing gentle yoga. It’s an ideal time to do a cleanse, take a steam or sauna, get a massage, immerse in nature and meditate at least 30 minutes each day. On the actual day of the eclipse, it is wise to stay inside and go on an inward journey towards peace with an inner smile. Don’t make big decisions or start anything new during the eclipse window if you can help it and avoid negative people, news and drama. We are all just walking each other home and are in this together.
The difference between the tropical zodiac and the sidereal zodiac is about 23 degrees. Both systems have value. Sidereal astrologers believe the qualities of the signs are not related to the seasons, but rather to the specific portions of the ecliptic as measured against the fixed lunar stars.
Karyn Chabot, M.Ay, LMT, RYT, has her master’s degree in Ayurvedic medicine and has been an international teacher and presenter in the field of metaphysics, astrology and healing for more than 25 years. For appointments, text 401-680-3934 or visit KarynChabot.com/book.