Neptune stations direct in Pisces on November 18th, signalling a shift in the tides. When the planet of dreams, belief and transcendence changes direction, most sense it on a subconscious level. External manifestations are so subtle that you don’t realize anything’s happened until it’s over. What will happen is the dissolution of boundaries, limits and delays. Endings will unfold, but Neptune is an expansive influence; even as you’re distanced from someone/something, there is room for something new. Having said this, the intensifying Saturn/Neptune square will create a more concrete example of this particular Neptune shift. Whatever happens, know that the current is moving forward.
November 20th marks the ingress of Mercury into Sagittarius, followed by the Sun (on November 22nd). Glimpses of the big picture, an increase in options and ideals are possible manifestations. Along with Neptune’s direct station, “expansion” is the current theme. Which raises the question: what horizon are you aiming for, and what are you taking with you on your journey?
The November 20th square between Venus in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn can trigger crises in relationships, self-esteem, or the expression of values. Pluto’s drive for power will stir up Venus’ anxieties about being loved or valued. Intensified desires and the "gotta have it" attraction will be based on the core fear of not getting what you want, or losing what you have. All this will be reflected through the Libra lens of social projection, which can result in some unbalanced behaviour. If things get a bit crazy, you can use Mercury and the Sun’s Sag ingress to see beyond your immediate fixation. Pluto square Venus can generate obsession, which can blind you to the truth. If you hook into the more expansive influences that are happening, increased perspective can take the edge off.
Neptune direct in your hidden sector could manifest as a whisper, nudge or quiet sense that the time has come. Or, you could feel nothing at all. But rest assured, a move forward (involving your ultimate goal, background project or secret) is happening. Too, a gradual process of saying goodbye could advance another few steps.
The Venus/Pluto square can intensify competition/jealousy in relationships (business or romantic) while creating power struggles/manipulation that can undercut your professional status, or forward momentum. Fortunately, Mercury and the Sun’s entrance into your sector of opportunities can help you rise above all this, with new information or a different prospective. Education, travel, publishing, or legal matters are emphasized. There could be a graduation, or legal documents to be signed. This energy encourages you to learn more/learn differently and explore your options.
Neptune direct in your social sector can reveal the next stage of a friendship/group association. Social undercurrents can pull you towards certain people, while increasing the distance with others. If an association seems to be dissolving, it might be better to let it go. Personal hopes/wishes can also shift, as idealism expands, or disappointment sets in.
The Venus/Pluto square can create challenges in your daily environment, with co-worker relationships or health. Small crises can be triggered around unbalanced obligations, or disruptions to your routine. As Mercury and the Sun enter your sector of shared resources, know that you’ve got enhanced exploratory power on your side. You can dig deeper for solutions, have the difficult conversation, or pool your resources with someone. Debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy may be areas where you uncover new possibilities.
Neptune direct in your career sector nudges you towards the next stage of a job search, business chapter, or search for more meaning in your current job. This transit is about revealing professional goals that truly resonate with you, and any dissatisfaction or confusion with a current situation is a sign that you need to make a shift. Certain goals and professional associations may dissolve, while new (and seemingly impractical) ones may appear. Stay open to all changes.
The Venus/Pluto square can trigger moments of intense passion/jealousy in a relationship, or bring a magnetic new attraction into your life. You could also be pushed to take a risk, spend more, or venture outside your comfort zone. These energies can feel overwhelming, so use Mercury and the Sun’s activation of your relationship sector to gain clarity and perspective on where a partnership (business or romantic) stands. Your ability to convince others/sell yourself is enhanced, as is the chance to make new, positive contacts.
Neptune direct in your sector of opportunities can expand new horizons (travel, education, publishing, religious beliefs) while increasing disillusionment with a sacred ideal or crusade. Shifts in legal matters can leave you wondering what’s next, as new developments slowly come to light.
The Venus/Pluto square suggests domestic partnerships will hit a mini crisis point. Domestic/family developments (relocation, renovations, home business, parents) can be frustrating, as financial or emotional desires are challenged. Mercury and the Sun’s move into your sector of routine can help, gifting you with enhanced focus, practical solutions, and the energy to tackle any problems that arise. Watch for new (helpful) information on health issues, work routines and daily tasks.
Neptune direct in your sector of shared resources suggests a quiet but unmistakable shift in an intimate relationship, or financial dealings (debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances). Some boundaries may be dissolved, and you could gain a deeper sense of what’s good for you at a profound level. Too, this influence can mark the next step in your gradual healing/release of old pain or mistrust. Excellent for progress in counselling.
The Venus/Pluto square can trigger intense conversations/realizations, but the vibe can also be manipulative or suspicious. It will be difficult to keep discussions harmonious, so use Mercury and the Sun’s entrance into your sector of self-expression to help you rise above the tension. Your inspiration and sense of hope can increase, as can your ability to attract, flirt or create. Use any positive information you receive (or feel like offering) to buoy you up and out. Watch for news concerning children, pregnancy, celebrations or new romance.
Neptune direct in your partnership sector continues the gradual shift of the tides in a relationship, or in your love life in general. This forward movement can signal a goodbye, as the ties between you and someone else dissolve. Or, there can be a release of pain, worry and anxiety as you ease forward into a place of greater acceptance and healing. Neptune’s forward advancement can also intensify certain fantasies, especially if you’re trying to create a relationship where one never existed.
The Venus/Pluto square can manifest as financial or emotional insecurity, but you won’t be sitting around worrying about what might happen. You’ll feel a survival-driven urge to get what you need, and this energy can (when handled with care) be an attracting influence. But it can also be a case of “be careful what you wish for.” Not the greatest energy for compromises, but excellent for claiming your piece of the pie. As Mercury and the Sun enter your domestic sector, use enhanced clarity and options to make sense of home, family or past-based scenarios. Relocation, home business plans or domestic discussions will be hi-lighted.
Neptune direct in your sector of routine can impact health, organizational abilities, or service to others. Neptune has been slowly dissolving the existing state of things in these areas, and that trend will now accelerate. As the more traditional or linear scenarios shift, make room for creative or holistic potentials. You may also find that certain influences in your daily environment gain strength as they expand, which will increase the need for you to distance yourself from negative people or environmental factors.
The square to Venus (in your sign) from Pluto can increase the pressure, but also the longing/desire. There may be something that you want very much, or you may find that you’re challenged to maintain your grip on a relationship. While this energy can amplify jealousy/possessiveness and manipulation, try to keep your reactions above board. Anything’s that’s driven by fear or insecurity will probably backfire on you. Use Mercury and the Sun’s entrance into your communication sector to keep your thoughts and messages positive. These energies can widen your perspective, giving you a much needed shot of optimism, as you’re able to grasp the bigger picture. You may discover that what you thought was incredibly important really doesn’t matter so much. Too, Mercury and the Sun can increase the general pace of communication, information and brief meetings.
Neptune direct in your sector of self-expression can pull you deeper into a creative or romantic dream. This gently expansive influence can feel wonderfully blissful, and will enhance potentials as limits are removed. However, there is the increased risk of losing yourself in addictive or escapist behaviour. Keep checking in with yourself to ensure that you’re on a healthy path.
The Venus/Pluto square continues the theme of enhanced dreams, as a secret attraction/potential intensifies. This could be a dream come true, or a total cop -out from reality. Tread carefully, and use Mercury and the Sun’s entrance into your sector of personal resources to take stock of what you actually need. You can gain clarity/information on financial or emotional issues, and this energy is excellent for discussing pay increases, raising your rates, or communicating what you really need to a partner. Just make sure that you can tell the difference between “need” and “want.”
Neptune direct in your domestic sector can loosen the hold the past has on you. Old habits, outdated scenarios or family dynamics can gradually be released, or you may find that it gets a bit easier to make progress on a relocation, renovation, home business or domestic relationship.
The Venus/Pluto square can trigger some uncomfortable social moments, as relationships with friends, groups or the public feel oddly tense. All may be light and friendly on the surface, but you’ll sense an undercurrent of resentment, insecurity or jealousy. There may be more at stake with a public contact than you realize. For some, these energies can bring an intense new attraction. Fortunately you’ve got Mercury and the Sun in your sign, giving you a shot of energy and focus, plus the ability to deliver your message, loud and clear. You’ve got the stage now, so get out there and use it.
Neptune direct in your communication sector can unveil a gradually emerging concept, push you towards a goodbye or dissolve a set way of thinking. Neptune removes even the most concrete parameters, so an agreement/commitment that you thought was binding may fade. Too, Neptune can make room for a brand new agreement to manifest. Intuition can also be heightened.
Venus square Pluto (in your sign) can make for some tense work moments, as you find yourself in conflict with management, or dealing with a difficult professional relationship. Your professional image may also be due for some tweaks. Mercury and the Sun’s entrance into your hidden sector allow you access behind the scenes information/insight, which can help you navigate through any difficulties. Combined with Neptune direct, your intuition has never been more potent.
Neptune direct in your security sector can reveal a new, potential source of income, while pulling you away from a regular, more structured source. This shift can mark a job change, or shift in relationship dynamics, as the basis for your emotional security/valuesis gradually rewritten. If someone is exiting your life, you can make things easier on yourself by simply letting go.
The Venus/Pluto square can focus you on a compelling new potential. Something intriguing in the areas of long distance romance, relocation, education or publishingcan grab you. Legal matters can be tricky to navigate as unseen/background factors control the flow of events. Mercury and the Sun in your social sector can shine a light on greater perspective or helpful social contacts. Too, your ability to impact others can increase. Watch for a general increase in social activity or public events.
Neptune direct in your sign can put you back on track, if you’ve lost the thread of a personal goal, life path or mission. You may also find that a delay/blockage dissolves, or a potential that you’ve been searching for manifests. Things should start to move in the right direction again, and the way to encourage this is simply to allow it happen. Keep yourself open to all possibilities.
The Venus/Pluto square can trigger power struggles in an intimate relationship, or stir up an all consuming attraction. Financial matters (debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances) can be trouble areas. Any issues stirred up by this influence will be somewhat out of your control, almost as if someone else is pulling the strings. Use Mercury and the Sun’s move into your carer sector as a headlight to illuminate what you can control; your future, your ambitions, your professional image. Discussions with management, professional documentation, job searches or business announcements are hi-lighted.