In ancient Celtic tradition, the “cross-quarter” days in the autumn—or midpoints of the season—are marked with fire ceremonies. What needs to be burned away comes forward for purging as we begin to wind down another year. Items or issues swept under the rug earlier must now be dealt with. Either psychologically or in your physical space, it is time to clear dead wood and make room for new growth.
The Sun, Mars, and a very fast-moving Mercury will spend a part of this month together in Scorpio, amplifying the need to dig deep. The New Moon in this sign on November 5, opposite to Uranus, may precipitate unusual situations that strengthen our bonds and connections. We may be pulled to seek more intimate involvement with others. The cycle culminates on November 19 in the Full Moon lunar eclipse in Taurus, when we can gain a new appreciation for our own values and inner strength. This whipsawing between independence and inter-dependence is a preview of 2022 when it becomes a more major theme.
Venus makes a sizzling contact with Mars all month indicating good times for social interaction. We can be bolder and more direct in our exchanges. Budding attractions—to people, things, resources—can potentially develop into full-blown infatuation as Venus and Pluto prepare to merge their energies by the tail end of November.
The first few days of the month carry excellent prospects for love and the strengthening of commitments. Listen to your intuition and set your ego aside when it may be necessary. Sexual timing and wordy exchanges, however, are tricky territory at the moment and must be navigated with skill. In the meantime, any lingering health issues should ease by the end of November. Give your existing regimens some more time before switching to something new.