What cosmic phase of life has humanity entered into in the month of November?
ANSWER: The Empress
The Epoch of Earth Goddess.
The cosmic force of the feminine divine steps in to regulate in November following the predomination of masculine disease last month. (Read the October forecast here for more insight)
The Empress in the tarot deck is a major arcana card embodying the most powerful maternal nourishment available. When the word ‘maternal’ pops up, the first thoughts are babies and breastmilk, images of the mother taking care of kids, but there’s more to it than that. The transmundane maternal is a force of self-sacrifice. Society’s main focus has been on self-preservation for generations, knocking motherf**kers out of the way to “get mine”, and as a result, the benefits of selflessness have been cast into the shadows… until now.
The appearance of The Empress calls attention to a celestial impetus beyond any individual’s capacity to control that will force people to band together and work as a harmonious whole. This tarot card is associated with the planet Venus, a heavenly body emitting vibrational waves that stimulate attraction, and humans will be lured to sodality thanks to the resonant effect of this planetary influence.
In traditional tarot interpretation, no one goes hungry in the garden of The Empress; all guests relish in the resplendence of an endless harvest. There is a tendency to chill and partake in sensuous delights while imbibing on the spoils of a bountiful yield. This is the dopest image of a perfectly functioning matriarchal society borne out of selflessness, but human civilization is far from reaching this ideal at present, a reality the presence of The Empress acknowledges.
The Empress appears at a time when the human race is literally on the brink of destroying the world as we know it as threats of nuclear war and climate change abound.
But as the regulatory feminine divine commences in November, most members of society become more and more conscious of just how stupid this destructive sh*t is. Watch in awe as communities rise up together, crossing cultural boundaries, to achieve health, balance and wellbeing.
Salubrious social cohesion is happening now, transforming the present and future; remember this as oppositional elements, such as pestilential machismo, and all the fear, intimidation, and abuse that comes with it, continues to fight for domination.
November marks the beginning of a slow return to maternal grace in the core functionings of society. It will take years to reach The Empress utopia, but we can celebrate the launch of this energy this month while witnessing the rebirth of humanity’s matriarchal societal consciousness.
Check out these dates for some SIGNIFICANT events to take place:
- Nov 3, 2017 - Venus quincunx Chiron: Awkward interrelational pain leads to growth.
- Nov 3, 2017 - Venus sextile Saturn: Ease into the true expression of raw beauty.
- Nov 4, 2017 - Venus opposition Uranus: Explosive rhythmic relationship dynamics.
- Nov 4, 2017 - Venus sesquiquadrate Neptune: Anxious romanticism.
- Nov 7, 2017 - Venus biquintile Chiron: Playful creative adaptation of interrelational pain.
- Nov 8, 2017 - Venus quintile True Node: Divine attraction to future fulfillment.
- Nov 11, 2017 - Venus quintile Pluto: Playful obsessions.
- Nov 13, 2017 - Venus conjunct Jupiter: Enormous expansion of attractive desires.
- Nov 14, 2017 - Venus sesquiquadrate Chiron: Nervous release of power.
- Nov 16, 2017 - Venus semi-square Saturn: Non-negotiable attachment to raw beauty.
- Nov 16, 2017 - Venus trine Neptune: Romantic ideals.
- Nov 21, 2017 - Venus sextile Pluto: Internal obsessions.
- Nov 21, 2017 - Venus square True Node: Powerful motivation toward fulfillment of beautiful destiny.
- Nov 23, 2017 - Venus semi-sextile Mars: Latent opportunity for a robust breath of fresh air.
- Nov 26, 2017 - Venus trine Chiron: Channeling beauty.
- Nov 27, 2017 - Venus quincunx Uranus: Bizarre and off-putting pulses lead to lifestyle solutions.
- Nov 29, 2017 - Venus semi-sextile Saturn: Unappreciated opportunities for beauty.
- Nov 30, 2017 - Mercury semi-sextile Venus: Subtle appreciation for language and the intelligent design of expression.
KEY NOVEMBER THEMES FOR EACH SUN / RISING / MOON SIGN:
Aries - Queen of Wands reversed: Ram, humility wins. Queen of Wands reversed suggests the presence of deleterious vanity. Although material rewards might be bestowed upon the vainglorious, rarely are the vain content. Conceit consumes and sucks into darkness, demoting the person from a human being into a walking void. The only way to achieve fleeting moments of satisfaction is to devour all items or energies that create sensations of happiness, but joy is always ephemeral. Aries might be faced with situations in November that highlight the importance of simplicity and grace. Watch as the universe strips reality down to the bare essentials, to the most naked, raw form. If willing to bare all in full exposure of vulnerabilities, the empty shell of a person who has been forced to exist in a world of hollow niceties will die, and a full, fulfilled person emerges to fill the cavity. Be real. Be authentic. Expect the fake to perish or hang on to meaningless objects and crumble in idle misery.
Taurus - Four of Pentacles reversed: Bull, you’re out here getting your hands dirty. Four of Pentacles reversed suggests renovation of some sort, whether literal or otherwise. It would not be surprising to see Taureans out there fixing stuff up, but this situation is different from a classic restoration project. This time around, the input of other people is imperative to achieving the desired outcome. Creating plans of action and implementation with the desires of the community in mind will make it easier to accomplish this goal. It will also save you from suffering potential blowback, as problems that arise are shared, lessening the impact of disappointment or setbacks. Be sure to have regular check-in discussions with members of the team, to ensure you’re all still on the same page. Selfless service of team goals will result in maximum fulfillment, Taurus, and is likely to be a more pleasurable experience than concentrating on individual pursuits. Also, you work very hard on your own, relish in the experience of other people helping you out for once.
Gemini - The High Priest: Twins, rigid sagacity grants no favors. The High Priest suggests an attachment to a specific formula on how to proceed. Suddenly, there are all these oppressive rules to adhere to in order to get somewhere. Out of nowhere, everything just started to suck, and now the only way to extricate yourself from the situation is to perform step A, B and C of this task list in this exact order. No. Wrong. Everything is fine! There are ebbs and flows and this ebb is a grand learning curve for the huge flow that is about to break loose in 2018. Let go of any perceived disappointments and maintain focus on creating quality work. It might be a good look to work from the background for a few months, to take the pressure off adhering to some type of distorted preconceived concept of who you should be and how you should be operating. This learning curve may not be welcome, but oh well, it’s here, and it can be awesome if you look at it as a divine lesson that will only benefit you in the long-run. This thing you’re building, it’s got to come from the purest source, be generated without the slightest presence of ego; give yourself the space and time to ensure this is happening.
Cancer - Eight of Wands reversed: Crab, internal fireworks are exploding as the preparation for a huge journey begins. Eight of Wands reversed indicates the presence of many unseen forces shooting in different directions within the Self and outside in the universe, causing shock, defensiveness and unease. With all these elements swirling around, the problem is, much of these rockets are invisible, and the lack of palpability can create anxiety, confusion and, in some cases, rage. In this pressurized stage of maturation, Crustaceans may have the desire to advance, but it’s imperative to identify and address debris first. A lot of triggers are likely to come up in November and sweeping the dreck under the rug won’t help anything. It is known for a fact, deep down in the core, the pathway ahead ascends to unprecedented levels of existence, so the problems that are currently arising will prove to serve as fatal hindrances to advancement if they are ignored and not dealt with now. It may seem weird, isolating and quite frankly, embarrassing to be surveying these inner minefields, but don’t skirt over any vulnerabilities or raw spots in an ill-advised attempt to save face. In other words, don’t be out here stuntin’, trying to act like there’s nothing wrong if, in fact, you are actually freaking out and struggling with not having answers to key questions. It’s OK to be an unconfident, awkward hot mess for a little while. Take this opportunity to discover new facets of yourself instead of defending old habits or ways of being that are no longer relevant to the person you are becoming. Give space for this reflective and potentially frustrating epoch to help get you more in tune and centered with the needs of your transformed self while Mercury transits through Sagittarius from November 5, 2017 to January 10, 2018.
Leo - Four of Wands: Lion, fortune has shifted in your favor. Four of Wands confirms life is on the up. If confronted with dysfunction, it is best to strip yourself of the madness to stay rooted in rejoicement. Leo, you’ve gone through a rite of passage and now is the time to reap the rewards from years of hard effort. Although recent events may have threatened to pull you back down into emotional pits from the past, you’ve got the strength to overcome the temptation to repeat obsolete adversities. However, there is still danger of slight regression into previous unhealthy behaviors. Keep in mind, events have just started to line up propitiously, so don’t allow overzealousness to burn out fuel for the torch. Funnel explosive excitement in a way that keeps the spark of enthusiasm and creativity flowing for years ahead. The need for a storehouse of inspiration is key for the expansion of your unique visions. It is likely the universe has called on you to share yourself with others in a more broad way, forcing the visionary within out of the depths and onto the stage in an unprecedented fashion. Fortunately, with such a strong and hard-earned positive foundation beneath your feet, you are able to deliver a fantastic performance. The period between March 6, 2018 to April 23, 2018, when Venus transits through Aries, is a wonderful time to grace the stage for your big debut.
Virgo - Page of Cups: Virgin, love and romance are at the forefront this month. Affairs of the heart require attention, nourishment and embrace as butterflies tickle the gut. Page of Cups loses herself in romantic reverie, flying high in the elevation of enchanted ardour for another. Whether single or attached, November highlights the importance of loving group dynamics. A team effort driven by goals grounded in love amplifies happiness astronomically. There’s a need to invest ample time and energy in pursuits that lift the heart. Take a break from focusing on the grind for a moment and allow yourself to be swept away in the beauty of being in love, with someone or something. Page of Cups may indicate a need to heal past traumas that are preventing you from loving fully. If there are any excuses arising that validate why it is important to be alone, those need to be handled. On the other hand, if there are justifications for codependent behavior, such as hanging on to a toxic relationship even though it is way past due or jumping from person to person out of fear of falling in love, these conversations need to be extinguished in November too. Love is good; become a vehicle for it now.
Libra - Four of Swords: Scales of Balance, reserve your strength. Life has thrown you all kinds of lessons for a while now and a time out is needed. There are people who rely on you, no doubt, but putting pressure on yourself to ignite flames within when there’s just no gusto in the tank anymore isn’t helping anybody. Rest up. Issues are likely to disconnect from reality by becoming more monstrous and complex if you don’t get enough tender loving care. There is no shame in needing to pull out of something or choosing not to move forward on an opportunity. Sometimes life delivers too much sh*t for one person to handle it all at any given time. Don’t compromise your personal integrity and dignity out of fears of missing out on something. A better opportunity will be before you when you’re ready to take it on. Forage the soul in stillness for insights during your rejuvenating self-enforced hibernation.
Scorpio - Eight of Pentacles reversed: Scorpion, wait. Avarice is a really big threat right now. Eight of Pentacles reversed indicates an abuse or misuse of power and authority. Watch out for recklessness, mismanagement and garbage work; any of these could derail progressive efforts. Tackling obstructions that exist right now with diligence and integrity is paramount. Cutting corners will exacerbate the problem; do not look for an easy way out. There may be something fetid in existing plans that needs to be extracted carefully, with a masterful hand, before advancement on the issue continues. The best way to approach this problem is with lightheartedness and a commitment to the full eradication of the complication. Sticking to high principles will beget the best results. If you get greedy, you get served.
Sagittarius - Three of Pentacles reversed: Centaur, the time is not right to set out with confidence in communal affairs. Three of Pentacles reversed highlights team issues. Many Sagittarians have taken up a new occupation, hobby, or everyday pursuit, requiring additional schooling or partnerships with other people in a fresh field. And although some potential colleagues or collaborators seem awesome and there’s lots of enthusiasm at the beginning of this endeavor, bear in mind, they may not be compatible for long-term partnership. The first spark of inspiration is just that, a spark; this situation needs more meat before entertaining full-out investment of time and energy. Centaur, you may find that November spotlights interrelational issues that require transformation. Do not step away from complete authenticity for even a second when discussing collaborative affairs with others. If something is so nascent, it requires more time for development and maturation, be real about that with those you’re interested in working with. Same goes for the opposite situation, if something is super mature and ready to be unfurled, do not compromise requisites or requirements by hiring someone inexperienced to get it moving. You need to find the right people. Take your time to scope potential partners out to the max to ensure you are a good fit together. This group dynamic will enter a new stage from March 17, 2018 to May 15, 2018, when Mars transits through Capricorn.
Capricorn - The Magician: Goat, focus on the task at hand. The Magician is able to materialize a solution to anything due to a sole focus on maintaining presence. The pressures of the future and the weight of the past can converge on the present moment and become distractions; this is exactly what needs to not happen as you continue to whip some miraculous sh*t up while you work. The Magician offers up the Capricorn a profound lesson in detachment. Getting too caught up in something, thinking too hard about it, becoming too emotionally involved, driving yourself crazy over a person or task; none of this is advised. Make a decision and be done with it. Keep it snappy, keep it moving and do not become muddled in imaginary outcomes and all will be well. If you insist on manifesting something out of an unhealthy attachment to a certain outcome, you’re likely to be creating more problems for yourself and your affairs might even become stagnant. Allow an idea to walk on its own two legs without the weight of your expectations anchoring it down and limiting the stretch of its advancements.
Aquarius - Ace of Wands reversed: Water Bearer, what do you regret? Ace of Wands reversed highlights the presence of remorse over a bad idea. But there is no reason to wallow in a swamp of doom over a decision. There are many helping hands extended for a shake, reach out and grab one. Express what is necessary to receive the aid you need to get through this blockage. Ace of Wands reversed also acts as a warning to be aware of how much charity is being extended. Contemplate to discover what is truly a balanced act of philanthropy versus a subconscious act of penitence for some misinformed regret. Be very clear on the cause you are committing yourself to. Righteousness is not always beneficial and can do a great disservice to the person or community you want to contribute to. Deceptive virtue will backfire.
Pisces - Three of Wands reversed: Fish, the surrounding walls have crumbled. Three of Wands reversed suggests the forecasted future is no longer within grasp. A phase of life is completely over and a new plan needs to be outlined. The status quo does not exist anymore, so building from past aspirations will not work. Better to build from the ground up again. Take a long hard look before setting out on this new path. Consider all options and outcomes before following through on an exciting idea. Three of Wands reversed casts a warning over setting out on something that is not authentic to your new self. It could be that something exciting pops up, but the fervor for pursuing the endeavor is stemming from a past iteration of yourself that is no longer relevant to what you are up to in life. This period of time requires going with the flow in a major way, really stepping aside and allowing providence to lead. The universe will magnetize the next step to you. Cultivate the patience to be pulled in a direction ordained by the divine.
TIPS, SUGGESTIONS & NOTES FOR THE MONTH:
- Martyrs arise. Soldiers of matriarchal utopia will emerge in November as an embodiment of the regulatory feminine divine.
- Community matters. Communal shifts are likely to occur for everyone in the weeks ahead. This sounds great, but could be a deep learning curve, in discovering how to value members of society to achieve salubrious social cohesion.
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