Monday, October 31, 2011

Astro Tips for November 2011

The New Moon in Scorpio on October 26th nearly collided with the October 28th date assigned to the completion of the Nine Waves of the Maya Calendar. We are on our way to realizing our connection with the entire Universe. We are beginning to get a glimmer of being co-creators with that Universe. Billions of evolutionary years have lead to this time. How appropriate that this moment of evolutionary culmination and awareness occurs during Samhain – the time of the year when the veil between dimensions of reality is thin. How appropriate we reach the top of the Mayan pyramid during the time of year associated with death and transformation.

During this New Moon period, planets Jupiter and Pluto made a graceful connection. In spite of the intensity of this time, the Jupiter/Pluto connection gives us energy to work with. Jupiter helps us expand our energy into the Plutonian darkness. We get glimpses of what we can do to make things better. The Occupy Wall Street [Et Al] movement is one example of this aspect. Jupiter is in Taurus and Taurus is a stubborn sign. Pluto is the plutocracy (absolute authority) and does not want to give up power. Jupiter trine Pluto initiates a dance of change. The protestors expand with tenacity. They are squatting on the concrete and they refuse to go.

There is a famous saying: “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” President Obama said it in a speech. Alice Walker has a book with this title: We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness (2006). Alice Walker’s words are chillingly fitting for these Scorpio days:

“It is as if ancient graves, hidden deep in the shadows of the psyche and the earth are breaking open of their own accord. Unwilling to be silent any longer. Incapable of silence. No leader or people of any country will be safe from these upheavals that lead to exposure, no matter how much the news is managed….”

The Hip Hop group, The Visionaries, has an album called “We Are The Ones (We’ve Been Waiting For)”! The Visionairies wrote: “Our love is bigger than the strongest of arguments/We are the ones we’ve been waiting for/We won’t believe what we’re told to believe/We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” Good for them. The Visionaries are announcing the transformation in thinking and being.

This famous saying, however, goes back to 2001 (or earlier) when the Hopi Elders told us: “There is a river flowering now very fast….let go of the shore, push off in the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is there with you and celebrate…. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” [To read the entire Hopi Elder proclamation, google the phrase, we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.]


Scorpio is famous for contraction and for holding in emotions. But sooner or later Scorpio must face the feeling function openly. Sooner or later Scorpio shines the light into the shadows and has a bit of an “aha”! That’s where we are this month. A light is being directed into the shadows, just as it was in the 1960’s with political demonstrations that lead to profound cultural changes. The Hopi Elders also said that the time of the lone wolf was over. It is time for people to come together for conscious change. Are the days of charismatic leadership soon to fade away?

Planets Mercury and Venus have been traveling together for a while. During October they were together in Scorpio, so Mercury gave voice to collective values (Venus), especially as they pertain to money (Scorpio). Occupy Wall Street is the expression of emotions that can no longer be held in. 99% of us have something important to say. Anger is being expressed in appropriate political fashion. We cannot call protests in the Middle East a step towards democracy and turn around and call protests here some kind of communist plot.

In November, by the time of the full moon on November 10th, Venus and Mercury will be conjunct at 10 degrees of Sagittarius, the truth-seeking sign of the Zodiac. We can expect more open expression. The Occupy Wall Street movement will probably grow. Tear gas and rubber bullets won’t stop the ones we’ve been waiting for.

Scorpio is a deep, psychological sign. While the Sun moves through Scorpio until November 22, do your best to turn the flashlight on yourself. Do your best to communicate your inner feelings and desires in appropriate ways. Everyone has Scorpio somewhere in his/her chart. In some area of life we all have a tendency to hold back and go to sleep. We are not dead. We are just sleeping. Wake up. Time to wake up and be a partner with the Universe.

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