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AstroUpdate – November 2016

By webdev, 15-06-2017

It’s just three months today since I flew out of Melbourne and I still can’t believe it. Three months in the North of England and how very different it is from St Kilda.  Yesterday was Hallowe’en – a dark misty evening - red-gold autumn leaves on the trees; pumpkins everywhere; bonfires with fireworks, sausages and baked potatoes; gooey parkin (a local ginger cake made with oats) and mulled wine and spiced cider. All in all the perfect time of year to celebrate the Celtic Fire Festival Samhain.  This is the first November I’ve spent in the UK since 1985 and I must say I’m loving it even though the temperature fell to 1°C today with sunset at 4.30 pm! 

Special Offer- Half Price Readings

For those of you who may not know, I’ve recently moved to the UK to help take care of my parents, which means no more face to face readings in Melbourne. However, I’ve been offering HALF PRICE online readings for the past two months on Zoom, a free platform similar to Skype and am extending this SPECIAL OFFER until the end of November.

In UK we are 11 hours behind East Coast Australia. I am available for online astrology and tarot readings in the evenings from 7.30 pm – 12.30 pm (Australian time). All readings are recorded – all you need is a computer, tablet or smart phone and internet connection. Let me know if you’re interested and we can organise a session.  stella@stellastarwoman.com

November Special Offer Price List

Tarot – One Hour with mp4 recording - $75
Tarot – Half Hour with mp4 recording - $45
Astrology – One Hour with mp4 recording and chart/transit report - $125
Astrology & Tarot – 90 mins with mp4 recording and chart/transit report - $150

Beltane Fire Festival – Magic in the Air

Beltane is an ancient Celtic Fire Festival celebrated at the beginning of November exactly half way between the spring equinox and the summer solstice.  Beltane symbolises abundance, fertility and the growth of new life – birds nesting, animals mating, trees blossoming and bees buzzing. There is magic in the air as the days grow longer and the nights grow warmer.  Traditionally great bonfires were lit to mark this time of transition from spring to summer accompanied by feasting, wild dancing and passionate lovemaking.  The Green Man and the May Queen are both characters traditionally associated with Beltane.

Mars in Aquarius

Action planet Mars heads into Aquarius on the 9th November for a six week stay helping us fight for causes we believe in and come up with innovative and creative solutions to problems. This is a particularly favourable and productive period for air and fire signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius)

Venus in Capricorn

Love goddess Venus shifts into serious Capricorn on the 12th November and will remain in Capricorn until early December.  Venus and Capricorn are strange bedfellows – the goddess of beauty, love, pleasure and money in the sign of duty, responsibility and hard work – but together they can work wonders.Think ‘faithful lover’, ‘committed relationship’, ‘working on creative projects’, ‘drinking in moderation’, ‘successfully managing  money’ and you’ll get the idea.

November Full Moon - Abundance & Healing

The November full moon falls in the early hours of the 15th in sensual earth sign Taurus. This promises to be an abundant and healing full moon with Chiron forming a flowing angle to both sun and moon. Enjoy the gifts of nature, fresh air, companionship and beautiful food as the days grow longer in the lead up to the summer solstice.

Sun in Sagittarius
Vision, Adventure & Freedom

From 22nd November to 21st December, the sun travels through Sagittarius, an intuitive fire sign noted for its vision, adventurous nature and love of philosophy. Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac with keywords “I seek” and “I expand” and those born under the sign of the Archer often struggle to integrate their animal nature with their more lofty human side.

Sagittarians seek expansion on all levels, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual, and can usually be found travelling, studying and exploring life’s big issues. They love to share their wisdom and are often talented writers or teachers. At best they are intelligent, honest, generous and inspirational. Negatively, they can be tactless, self-indulgent, coarse and hypocritical. Some Sagittarians are drifters, constantly in search of new horizons and ever more exciting adventures. Most Archers eventually realise that true freedom comes from commitment and dedication to a personal vision, rather than from the outer world.

In medical astrology, Sagittarius rules the liver, hips and thighs and sacral regions of the spine. When Sagittarians are out of balance they can suffer from sciatica, hip diseases, rheumatism and weight gain. The Sagittarian colours are purple and deep blue. Sagittarius’s greatest lessons are commitment, moderation, tact and learning to deliver what they promise.

Happy birthday to all Sagittarians – here’s wishing you a fantastic year ahead!  

New Moon in Scorpio
Building Castles in the Air

The November new moon falls right at the end of the month on the 29th in fiery and passionate Sagittarius. New moons bring fresh beginnings and this visionary and pioneering lunation will push you to pursue your visions and dreams. A tense angle with Neptune and the nodal axis brings a touch of fantasy and improbability into the mix … but hey, what’s wrong with that?  

Finally… here’s a photo of me with my 90-year-old Dad, Mike, enjoying the Autumn sunshine by our local canal – hope your Melbourne Cup Day was sunny and bright!

November & December 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 www.stellastarwoman.com/files/LunarHairCare.pdf  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 – why not purchase a moon calendar – available at most esoteric stores - then you’ll know exactly what time of day the moon changes from one zodiac sign to the next, meaning you can fine-tune your activities with confidence.

Date

Moon Sign

Element

Moon Phase

NOVEMBER

 

 

 

1st – 2nd

Scorpio

Water

 

2nd - 4th

Sagittarius

Fire

 

4th - 6th

Capricorn

Earth

 

7th - 9th

Aquarius

Air

First Quarter

9th-11th

Pisces

Water

 

11th-13th

Aries

Fire

 

13th-15th

Taurus

Earth

Full Moon 14th

15th-17th

Gemini

Air

 

17th-19th

Cancer

Water

 

19th-21st

Leo

Fire

Third Quarter

21st -24th

Virgo

Earth

 

24th-26th

Libra

Air

 

26th-29th

Scorpio

Water

 

29th-1st

Sagittarius

Fire

New Moon 29th

DECEMBER

 

 

 

1st

Sagittarius

Fire

 

1st – 4th

Capricorn

Earth

 

4th - 6th

Aquarius

Air

 

6th - 8th

Pisces

Water

First Quarter

8th-10th

Aries

Fire

 

11th-12th

Taurus

Earth

 

13th-14th

Gemini

Air

Full Moon 14th

15th-16th

Cancer

Water

 

17th-19th

Leo

Fire

 

19th-21st

Virgo

Earth

Third Quarter

21st -24th

Libra

Air

 

24th-26th

Scorpio

Water

 

26th-29th

Sagittarius

Fire

 

29th-31st

Capricorn

Earth

New Moon 29th

31st-2nd

Aquarius

Air

 

Thanks for being part of AstroUpdate. If there’s something you’d like to see featured, or have something you think would interest others, please contact me at stella@stellastarwoman.com

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

Happy Stargazing
Stella Woods 
www.stellastarwoman.com