In The Sky

Mid November- December

This month marks the transition from Scorpio to Sagittarius season- on November 22nd. Sagittarius is a fire sign, but known for being the most gentle of the fires. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter- the planet of luck, abundance and expansion! This season is sure to be busy and all about living life to its fullest.

 Following the lunar full blood moon at the beginning of November- we are coming off of the intensity of what came up for us. Now we settle into the action phase of what to do with what we  learnt during that eclipse. Watch for opportunities that test us and allow us to apply our new knowledge to old problems.

The new moon will be on November 23rd and with it, comes help to wash away some of the heaviness of eclipse season. Themes for this new moon are expansion and celebration- a time for new beginnings. Once the sun sets on the 23rd, go outside and see if you can find Jupiter and Saturn in the sky.

As we move into the depths of the dark season the days are long, we need to create more light in our lives. Spending time with our friends and family, baking and cooking delicious things and preparing for the impending festivities of December is a lovely way to bring about this light.

On December 7th, we have our next full moon- also known as the cold moon, or the moon before yule. This moon will take place in Gemini, giving us a friendly dose of curiosity, exploration and wanting to express our true selves- all at one time! Like the good air sign that Gemini is.

For the month of December, as we near the end of the year, our minds will be in a state of reflection and of course looking ahead. Use this time to make a list of the things you are most grateful that this year brought you.

Mid October- November

Over the next month there will be many changes in the sky- as there always is! On October 23rd we leave the Libra season and move into Scorpio season. Scorpios are known for their great depths and emotional intensity- a keyword for them is transformation. Hold these themes close as we transition into this season. On October 25th we have the first part of our solar eclipse- a new moon eclipse. Eclipses are portals or activators of fate. They often bring about major events, changes and revelations.  The second part of the eclipse is a total lunar blood moon eclipse happening on November 8th- the full moon in Taurus. If the sky is clear make sure to get outside to see this beautiful moon!

 

“Solar Eclipses, which always fall on New Moons are portals of new beginnings. They open doors and can form new energetic pathways that we get to travel down. Their energy is fresh, even inviting, and can remind us of what our soul came here to achieve”

 

Next up, we have Mars going retrograde on October 30th. This happens about every 26 months. Mars is known for it’s fast and fiery energy- so we may feel like we have lost some of our strength and vitality during this time. Instead of dwelling on what you don’t have, use this time to embrace slowing down. This Mars retrograde is a great reminder that we are so much more than our productivity.

 

On November 8th, we have our full moon in Taurus that is also the total lunar blood moon eclipse. It is sure to bring some very potent energy! Full moons are a time of reflection, reconsideration and release. Taurus is an earth sign- very physical and ruled by Venus - very sensual. Eat some delicious food, listen to some beautiful music, take a warm bath. Do something to treat your senses- touch, taste, smell, hear, see!

 

November’s full moon is known as the Beaver moon. Named after the beavers who are busily preparing for their winter hibernation ahead. In other cultures this moon is known as The Frost Moon, The Mourning Moon and The Darkest Depths Moon. It is nearing the darkest days of the winter so take time to light candles or use soft lamps to make these long dark days more cozy.  Our family makes beeswax candles to use for our dinners. Every dinner from mid October on takes place over candlelight and makes it feel more special rather than focusing on the oppressively long days.