November, sweet November. The last stop, before the last month of this decade. Woah. Malaking statement, pero totoo! In the Philippines, Christmas season starts with the “ber” months, but takes a small break when November enters, as collectively, we as a country take a pause to honor our dead. Vigil na sa memorial parks! Traffic sa Sucat. Labasan na ng baraha, mga upuan, at kung anu-ano pang libangan sa mga libingan. Pwede magbaon, pero madami na din nagtitinda don ng kung anu-anong merienda.
Mini reunion na din ito, kung saan sama-sama natin inaalala ang mga mahal natin na sumakabilang buhay na. Madaming kwento at pagbabalik tanaw na nangyayari, may lungkot, pero masaya na din, kasi mas may appreciation tayo sa mga tao na buhay pa, at appreciation din towards life itself. Buhay pa tayo. Kaya pa! Laban lang! This energy of loss and celebration sets the perfect tone for what November offers.
The month opens, bringing with it the last Mercury Retrograde of the decade! To add texture to this experience, Mercury goes retrograde in the sign of deep, intense Scorpio, bringing with it an energy so intense and transformative, that we might feel extrememly overwhelmed in the part of our lives that it touches. A sense of defeat might befall us, and there may be moments where we feel like we want to give up.
However, it’s important to remember that Scorpio energy is all about the magic of the rebirth. It is all about honoring the process of “death”, because whenever we feel the most down is where we can start the process of rising up once more, as better versions of our former selves. Think about the phoenix rising from the ashes, or a seed being planted underground, where it is buried in darkness and despair, only to one day grow roots, push through the soil, until it eventually become a majestic tree that the world delights in!
On a lighter note, VENUS, early in the month, joins JUPITER, the greater benefic, in his home sign of Sagitarius, for the very last time in the next 12 years! This may sound like jargon, but two of the luckiest most abundant planets together in the part of the sky that Jupiter calls home, is energy that we all need to embrace and utilize! Pay attention to where Venus enters in your chart, kasi this is an area that you can use to maximize your luck! You are most magnetic in this area, so it’s something nice to focus on, while waiting for Mercury to turn direct!
For really specific details on how this month’s Cosmic Weather may affect you, you will need your exact birth time and place, and a competent astrologer who can compute and interpret your charts. However, even without these, knowing the general energies at play can greatly assist in planning ahead. You know the drill!
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