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By webdev, 26-03-2016

Hi and welcome to the Stella Starwoman November AstroUpdate!

The 2012 Moon Calendars & Diaries are now available from the Star Store on my website. In this month’s issue we have an article on Steve Jobs, info on the upcoming solar eclipse and meaning of 11.11.11 plus details of a three day workshop in late November in Northern NSW.


Invitation to Weekend Retreat – Northern NSW

Are you free on the weekend Friday 25th- Sunday 27th November?

If so, how would you like to spend an inspiring three days with Astrologer Stella Woods and former Tarot Guild President

Linda Marson up at Pottsville Beach in Northern New South Wales?

We're hosting an INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP called IN YOUR ELEMENT and we need at least TEN people to make the whole thing work!! We've got FIVE people booked in already - our CUT OFF DATE is the Taurus Full Moon on Friday 11th November. Will you join us and help make it a weekend to remember?


We've called the workshop IN YOUR ELEMENT as it follows the theme of the four elements, FIRE, EARTH, AIR & WATER. It’s designed to help you find emotional balance and bring easy flow, abundance and joy to your life. It starts on Friday lunchtime and ends late Sunday afternoon.

You can click here for the full program, but here are just a few things we’ll be covering:

  • Understanding your Birth Chart
  • Interpreting Dreams using Tarot
  • Opening the Heart through Sound and Voice
  • Eating the Right Foods for your Body Type
  • Rituals to remove blockages and leave the past behind
  • Body Relaxation & Healing
  • Making a Vision Board & Creating a Brand New Future

Linda and I have over 40 years of personal development experience between us and we want to share it with you. We're both Sagittarians, which means we like to educate and inspire. We will be available to you throughout the weekend to answer your questions and motivate and support you on your very own personal journey.

Early bird rate for 3 days of workshops, all materials, lunches and BBQ dinner is $679
Call Linda on (02) 6676 1212 or email to book your place
or click here for more details including a video of last year’s retreat. You can also book online.


November Solar Eclipse

During a solar eclipse, the life giving Sun that lights our path joins briefly with the dark and mysterious Moon as the Moon blocks out the light of the Sun. In this moment of darkness, yin and yang energies combine afresh, beginning another cycle in the spiral of personal development.

On November 25th there is a partial solar eclipse at the new moon with the Sun and Moon at 3 degrees of Sagittarius forming a T square with Mars and Chiron. All eclipses indicate change; solar eclipses signify beginnings and usually manifest as events in the outer world. At solar eclipses we begin something new, make promises to ourselves, make commitments, plans and decisions, rise to the challenge, change, mature, travel at a faster pace, feel restless and excited and get in touch with our feelings. The Sagittarian energy inspires us to break through boundaries, reach for the skies and dream of possibilities, but the challenging angles to Mars and Chiron teach us that we need to proceed slowly, steadily and methodically if we want to make those dreams come true.

Eclipses move in cycles and so far we’ve had three eclipses in the Gemini-Sagittarius polarity, the first on 21st December last year and the second and third on 2nd and 16th June 2011. The first and third were the most powerful and required substantial adjustments. November/December is a great time for Geminis and Sagittarians to update their self-image and future plans.

This solar eclipse is a partial eclipse, meaning the Moon does not completely obscure the light of the Sun. One way of interpreting the symbolism is that neither the masculine energy of the Sun nor the feminine energy of the Moon dominates. Rather, the joining of the two forces could be described as integrative and unifying, a process of becoming whole, indicating that there is an opportunity to experience this sense of integration first hand, in our personal lives and on a global level.

Although the energies are most prominent for a week on either side of the eclipse (many feel a heightened sense of energy during this period), the influence on events continues over the next few months, until the time of the next solar eclipse.

When an eclipse falls on your birthday, you can count on an eventful year ahead. However, you do not have to be a Sagittarian to feel its effects. If it makes any contacts to a planet or personal point in your chart, your experience of the eclipse will be intensified.


Eleven Eleven Eleven

Last year we had 10/10/10 and this year it’s 11/11/11 and of course next year it will be 12/12/12. We all love patterns and lucky numbers and I was amused when I glanced at the clock before writing this paragraph to see it was 11.11am. Some believe these special numbers and dates have spiritual significance and many people report seeing the 11.11 pattern on a regular basis.

In numerology, the number eleven is considered to be a master number, conferring psychic and intuitive gifts. There is the potential for illumination and deep insight and the ability to channel information from higher dimensions. Because an increasing number of people are focusing on spiritual growth and awareness, it is entirely possible that our collective belief in the power of numbers will produce a shift in human consciousness on the 11th November. So what’s happening in the stars on that day?

The 11th November happens to fall at the Taurus full moon, promising a natural heightening in energy. The Sabian Symbol for 18-19 degrees of Taurus is “A new continent arising out of the ocean” representing the surge of new potential after a crisis. The idea is to allow things to unfold in a spontaneous manner, rather than trying to control the infinite with the conscious or rational mind.

Mercury and Venus are conjunct the Sagittarian North Node promising vision, enlightenment, wisdom, love and speaking from the heart. Finally a kite formation between Jupiter, Pluto, Chiron, Neptune and Mars gives us the practical tools and energy to ground the vision.

So mark the 11th November in your diary. It’s a special day whether you choose to use the energy to ground your own visions and dreams or to meditate on opening up the channels for world healing and the higher good.


Key Astrological Events – November

Mars shifts from fire sign Leo to earth sign Virgo on the 11th. After two months of impulsive and creative fire energy, it’s time to get down to work to put the finishing touches on plans and projects. Mars will be in Virgo until early July next year.

Pleasure loving Venus will be in fire sign Sagittarius from the 2nd – 27th November inviting us to relax and enjoy ourselves as the weather warms up. This is a great time for socialising, spending time outdoors, shopping, taking road trips and generally cutting loose.

Mercury turns retrograde in Sagittarius on the 24th November, the day before the new moon and solar eclipse. This will only serve to heighten the intensity and relevance of the insights revealed between the new moon eclipse (in Sagittarius) on the 25th and the full moon eclipse (in Gemini) on the 11th December.

Think of the thrice yearly Mercury retrograde transit as a three week opportunity to get your life back on track and regain integrity. Pay particular attention to gut feelings, hunches and pieces of information that randomly come your way. Avoid starting new projects, but focus on completing or revising existing ones. Spend time day dreaming and meditating and see what comes up. If things go haywire, ask yourself: “What am I trying to learn?” “What is the hidden message behind this event?”

And as Mercury travels backwards through Sagittarius, ask yourself: “How can my inspiration and dreams create a better future?”


Featured Sign - Scorpio

The Sun travels through water sign Scorpio from the 24th October until 23rd November this year. Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac with keywords “I will survive” and “I am intense”. Scorpio has three symbols, the scorpion, representing Scorpio’s lower nature, her jealousy, desire for revenge and tendency to manipulate others; the eagle, representing Scorpio’s ability to soar above emotional attachment thus accessing the true power of the sign and finally the holy dove, symbol of divine love, compassion and forgiveness. Those born under the sign of the Scorpion are usually loyal, strong and courageous. They love exploring the mysteries of life – birth, death, sexuality, reincarnation and anything taboo. They have a reputation for being passionate, secretive and highly sexual and due to their emotional intensity, often have to deal with issues of trust and betrayal. Negatively, Scorpios can be possessive, jealous, vindictive, destructive and manipulative, particularly when hurt or betrayed. In medical astrology, Scorpio rules the organs of elimination and reproduction including the urinary tract, bowel, prostate gland and nasal bones. When Scorpios are out of balance they can suffer from haemorrhoids, constipation, urinary tract infections, menstrual and reproductive problems plus catarrh and sinus problems. The Scorpio colours are dark red, purple, dark green and black. Scorpio’s greatest lesson is to learn to let go on an emotional level and forgive themselves and others.


RIP Steve “I want to put a ding in the universe” Jobs

I don’t often write about individuals and I don’t own a Mac, iPad, iPhone or even an iPod, but the passing of Apple’s visionary co-founder, Steve Jobs has touched millions of people all over the world. I thought it fitting to pay tribute to this amazing human being.

“I was worth over $1,000,000 when I was 23, and over $10,000,000 when I was 24, and over $100,000,000 when I was 25, and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money.” Steve Jobs

His net worth might be $8.3 billion but Steve Jobs was a Pisces and it’s rare to find a Piscean who’s just in it for the money (or indeed just in it for themselves). Noted for their lack of boundaries, psychic and spiritual gifts, dreaminess, escapist nature and love of fantasy, Pisceans dream of heaven on earth and some of them, like Steve Jobs, manage to turn their dreams into reality.

Jobs was a typical Piscean. His early life included dropping out of college; a trip to an Indian ashram in search of enlightenment; becoming a Buddhist and experimentation with psychedelic drugs – he believed LSD opened the creative channels in the brain. His commitment to quality, style and beauty coupled with his unique visionary approach, birthed products that inspire universal love and devotion and his untimely death has turned him into a quasi-messiah. He’s even been referred to as iGod!

Bill Gates‘d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.” Steve Jobs - New York Times 1997

Steve’s Pisces Sun is in the sixth house of his horoscope and he has a Virgo Ascendant, both placements symbolising selfless devotion, service and sacrifice. Virgo and Pisces are incredibly sensitive signs with a strong focus on physical, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing. Steve ate a pescetarian diet and embraced alternative forms of healing. Like many Pisceans, his health was delicate. Virgo is one of the hardest working signs of the zodiac with a perfectionist streak and love of detail. Steve had a strong work ethic and was closely involved in every step of product development and design at Apple.

But apart from all this sensitive stuff, Steve Jobs was clearly an alpha male with a sharp tongue and a sharp mind. He has often been labelled a control freak and was known as a tough and sometimes fanatical boss. Retrograde Mercury in Aquarius ruling his Gemini Midheaven enabled him to revolutionise computer engineering by thinking outside the box. Moon and Mars in fire sign Aries gave him his incredible drive, competitive spirit, pioneering attitude and innovative streak. They also gave him an explosive temper and what some have described as an arrogant, overbearing personality.

Whatever you think of the man, he’s a larger than life figure and leaves behind a considerable legacy. Apple’s products are admired and appreciated by millions around the world who are not only mourning his passing, but mourning the products he never lived long enough to create. And with profits surging, Apple has shrugged off the recession and has $76 billion in ready cash - more than the US government.

But money was never Jobs’s primary motivation... “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me ... Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful... that’s what matters to me.” Steve Jobs - Wall Street Journal 1993


April Moon Calendar

Launch projects at the New Moon, bring them to completion in the period from just before the Full Moon to the Third Quarter phase and wind them down and reflect on developments in the week before the next New Moon. The period between the New Moon and the Full Moon is the waxing moon (moon getting bigger and fuller). The period between the Full Moon and the New Moon is the waning moon (moon getting smaller and thinner).

You can use this moon table to select the most favourable days to slow or increase hair regrowth. Full instructions can be found in my Lunar Hair Care guidelines at but to get you started I've marked the best dates for waxing/shaving to slow regrowth in yellow and the best dates to cut hair for thicker, lusher growth in green. If you‟re serious about Lunar Hair Care - order your own Moon Calendar from the Stella Starwoman Store then you'll know exactly what time of day the moon changes from one zodiac sign to the next.




Moon Phase








First Quarter








9th-12th Taurus Earth Full Moon 11th
12th-14th Gemini Air  








Third Quarter
















New Moon 25th









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PS – Don’t forget to check out your November Monthly Stars at to see what’s coming up for you this month.

Happy Stargazing
Stella Woods