Monthly Forcast For November

Photo by Jamie Mclaren

Up here in the mountains, the heavy rains and winds took down the last of the leaves over the weekend. ¬†November always feels like the last bit of Fall, before the snows come. The Sun has moved into Scorpio, one of my favorite signs of the zodiac. I love it’s intensity, it’s fearlessness, it’s ruthless honesty. Let’s look at some of this month’s aspects, and what we can expect.

The Moon in Aries on 11/2 conjuncts Uranus, the planet that rules sudden unexpected change. At the same time, it trines Saturn, the planet of patience and discipline. This is a good time to begin things, what unfolds under these aspects will last. 11/4 is the Full Moon, a powerful one, with the Sun in Scorpio opposing the Moon in Taurus. The Moon trines Pluto in Capricorn, an aspect of strength and alchemy, while forming a sextile to Neptune, the mystical planet. Anything is possible now.

11/11 is very good, with the Moon in Leo forming a Grand Trine in the Fire signs, with Saturn and Uranus. This is wonderful, with Fire being about zeal, enthusiasm, love, laughter, and joy. Saturn also trines Uranus that day, adding more energy to the Grand Trine. Lovely.

11/17 is very good, with the Moon in Scorpio making several beautiful aspects, including a trine to Neptune in Pisces. Meditate, do intention work, connect to your Higher Self. 11/18 is the New Moon in Scorpio, a time for new beginnings. 11/20 is good, with the Moon in Sagittarius making four positive aspects, again, more fire.

The Sun moves into Sagittarius on 11/21. 11/25 is fabulous, with Mercury, the planet of communication and ideas Trine to Uranus, the planet of genius, originality, and freedom. Think outside of the box. Better yet, smash the box of limitations and fear. The Moon in Aquarius sextiles Uranus, Mercury, and Saturn, supporting that.

November is a month of wonderful possibilities. Take advantage of all of the magical aspects it offers. I hope your Autumn is wonderful, with friends, family, laughter, and pie. Somehow, November always makes me want pie. Even if it’s gluten free. ¬†Blessings, Judith

The Monthly Forecast For October

October is the time of harvest, reaping the rewards of our efforts. Fall is the Metal Element in Chinese medicine 5 Element theory, justice, fairness, and the truth. This month starts out with some lovely aspects, and quickly accelerates into some very powerful planetary positions. Let’s look at them.

On 10/3 the Moon in mystical Pisces conjuncts Neptune, the planet of Divine Love. This enhances intuition, and opens the heart. At the same time, the Moon is sextiling Pluto, the alchemist, forming a bridge between the levels of the subconscious and super conscious minds. This is powerful for transmutation. Venus lends support, forming a Trine to Pluto at the same time, reminding us that love is always the answer.

The Full Moon on 10/5 is called the Harvest Moon. The Sun in Libra opposes the Moon in passionate Aries, posing the question: What are we passionate about in our lives, and how do we find balance? 10/6 reminds us not to overdo, to practice self care, with the Moon in Aries Trine to Saturn in Sagittarius, while conjuncting Uranus in Aries. Saturn is about wisdom, patience, and discipline, and Uranus is about freedom, liberation, and new beginnings. This is a great combination of these planets in Fire signs. ( Sagittarius and Aries). It speaks of elevation of consciousness, with the patience and trust needed for new endeavors.

10/10 is powerful. The Moon in Gemini Trines the Libra Sun/Mercury conjunction, strengthening communications. Jupiter, the Greater Benefic, moves into intense Scorpio in the evening, while the Moon moves into Cancer, about 11:30 PM Eastern time, and Trines it. Perfect for intention work. The Moon makes 7 different aspects on the 10th, so it is sure to be an interesting day.

The New Moon on the 19th is a powerful one, with both the Sun and Moon conjunct in Libra, both in opposition to Uranus in Aries. For me, this represents an internal conflict between maintaining control ( The Metal Element/Libra), and attempting to break free into something new, ( Fire Element/ Uranus in Aries). The Fire Element is always about spontaneity, while the Metal Element is about structure and control. Integrating these two should prove interesting. My suggestion? Always follow your heart. ( Fire).

The Moon in Scorpio on the 20th is lovely, conjunct to Jupiter and Mercury, and trining Neptune. Faith and optimism are the order of the day. The Sun enters Scorpio on the 23rd, ushering in the energy of the Eagle and the Snake, alchemy through ascending. The 25th underscores that, with lovely aspects to the Sun, Jupiter, and Neptune. The 30th is fabulous, with the Moon in Pisces conjunct to Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, trining both the Sun and Jupiter. This is the energy of the Water Element in Chinese medicine, infinite possibilities, faith, and trust. This reminds us that is a magical universe, and that anything is possible.

May this month bring you all of the joy and beauty your heart can hold. Blessings, Judith


The Monthly Forecast For September

Labor Day heralds the end of summer, and the transition into fall through Indian summer. We still have some warm days left, but up here in the mountains, the nights are growing cooler. September starts off with some lovely aspects on 9/4, with the Moon in Aquarius making a beautiful Trine aspect to Jupiter in Libra, an aspect of expansion, hope, and optimism. At the same time, the Moon Sextiles Saturn, the planet of patience and wisdom, balancing our temptation to take on too much. It also Sextiles Uranus, the planet of freedom and change. What a wonderful combination to start off the month with.

Mercury turns direct again on 9/5, finally! The Full Moon will be on 9/6, with the Sun in earthy, practical Virgo opposing the Moon in mystical Pisces. The Moon in Pisces will conjunct Neptune, a powerful aspect, since Neptune is the ruler of Pisces. Here we have an invitation to shed the mind, and embrace the magical within us. The Moon also Sextiles Pluto, the planet that rules the supernatural and the Void, alchemy and transmutation. If we can release our fears, ( Saturn Squares the Moon), we can create anything we can imagine. Go for it!

9/9 is another fabulous day, with the Sun in Virgo Trine to Pluto in Capricorn. Power, power, power. The Moon in late Aries will Conjunct Uranus, encouraging new beginnings, while it Trines both Mercury and Mars. Mercury rules the mind, communications, and the Throat Chakra, while Mars rules courage and motivation. What a great combination. 9/10 is also very good, with the Moon, now in Taurus, forming a Grand Trine with the Sun in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn. This is phenomenal for intention work and manifesting. Neptune Sextiles the Moon at the same time, adding the mystical aspect. Wow.

Another home run day is 9/17, with the Moon in Leo making several good aspects. It forms a Grand Trine in the Fire signs, Trine to Uranus in Aries, and Saturn in Sagittarius. This blends excitement with wisdom and planning, with a Conjunction to Venus, the planet of charm and joy, thrown into the mix for added fun. Speaking of Venus, on 9/18 Venus at 28 degrees of Leo will Trine Uranus at 28 degrees of Aries. This is a love at first sight aspect. Fall in love with someone, maybe yourself. Be open to the possibilities in front of you.

The New Moon in Virgo will be on 9/20. The New Moon is always a time of setting our intentions. Light some Sage, light a candle, do some prayer work.

The Sun enters Libra on 9/22, the Autumnal Equinox. I love Fall, it’s my favorite season, it is the Metal Element in Chinese medicine, justice, fairness, and the truth. We could all use some of that right now. 9/28 is very powerful, with the Moon in Capricorn Conjunct to Pluto in Capricorn, and Trine to Mars in Virgo. Yowza. This is intense. If you need anything held in the subconscious mind blasted out of the way, this is the day to do it. The Moon Trines Venus, also in Virgo, at the same time, so throw love at whatever obstacle you encounter.

September shapes up to be a magical month. Fall is here, with the leaves beginning to turn, the days turning crisp, the gardens offering their final harvests, kids going back to school, and color everywhere, from the golden shafts of sunlight through the trees, to the last of the blossoming roses. Take some time to dance under the Full Moon. Sing. And love with everything in you. Blessings, Judith