November 21st is the start of Sagittarius season. The Sun’s ingress into the sign of exploration is a time when faith, trust and truth/lies are emphasized. The big picture comes into focus, and Mercury in Sagittarius square Chiron Rx in Pisces (November 24th) can focus on a painful truth or disappointment. Big words/promises can expose a wound. However, Mercury’s trine to Uranus Rx in Aries (November 25th) encourages you to keep the conversation going, and to keep looking for new information. There may be a way around what hurts, and hope for the future depends on your ability to envision that future.
Venus in Scorpio’s trine to Chiron (November 26th) adds more encouragement with profound expressions of love, empathy and courageous compassion. This is about finding the beauty in what hurts, and loving someone (or yourself) despite the ugly wound or painful secret.
Neptune direct on November 22nd is a very subtle change, and you may not feel it. However, that doesn’t mean nothing’s happening. Neptune Rx was an intensified dissolution of old limits, structures or ideas. Neptune direct is the move forward, after that dissolution. You could notice a gradual sense of release, as something gently fades away. Now, look forward - what's opening up?
The Sun into your sector of opportunities turns your eyes to new horizons. Long-distance travel, education, legal matters or publishing are areas where you may feel compelled to explore. Neptune direct in your hidden sector can bring a subtle background shift, loosening unconscious limits and allowing you to take advantage of these new opportunities.
Aspects to Mercury in your opportunities sector (including the trine to Uranus Rx in your sign) can encourage you to speak out or learn something new, even as unacknowledged fears and insecurities are triggered. Don’t allow secrets or hidden wounds to undermine your progress, but do watch for unexpected sensitivities that may be triggered - a public declaration can reveal a hurtful secret. Venus/Chiron can offer some respite, if you’re ready to open up to someone you trust, or allow yourself t0 (privately) share and forgive. Venus/Chiron can bring soothing moments of intimacy and psychological healing.
The Sun into your sector of shared resources turns the spotlight on debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy. Aspects to Mercury in your sector of shared resources can get the conversation moving, with new ideas or a fresh approach to existing issues. However, you may encounter moments of discomfort as sensitive topics are broached. You or the other person may not want to reveal everything.
Venus/Chiron can smooth over any hurt feelings or awkward moments from the above, with empathetic, one-on-one connections. Interactions with a partner or close friend can increase feelings of compassion and understanding, as long as you’re ready to cooperate on a deeper level (let go of stubborn controlling tendencies).
Neptune direct in your social sector suggests a gradual shift in a friendship, group association or your public image. Watch for old ideals, rules or structures to slowly dissolve as your public relationships move forward.
The Sun into your partnership sector puts the focus on the other in your life. Whether you’re single, involved or there’s someone whom you’d like to become involved with, the Sun in your opposite sign illuminates what truths/lies you project onto others, and the narrative of your relationships. Aspects to Mercury in your partnership sector will add to this with awkward but illumining one-on-one discussions. There is more to talk about, so don’t allow uncomfortable topics (involving career, professional image or discussions with those in authority) to shut you down. Keep the lines of communication open, but if you’re dealing with work matters, be aware of the risks around indiscreet words.
Venus /Chiron offers assistance in guise of sympathetic co-workers or daily work/solutions that are well-received by those in authority. Too, the assistance you offer others, or your own efforts at treating yourself more gently, can be healing and encouraging.
Neptune direct in your career sector can see you dealing with the results of disillusionment or confusion regarding a career goal. Your future is not set in stone, so allow yourself to ask questions or consider other professional opportunities.
The Sun into your sector of routine spotlights daily tasks, health and service to others. A specific problem may be emphasized, and aspects to Mercury in this sector can trigger a conversation or observation that makes you feel vulnerable or unprepared. However, keep your eyes open for new information or approaches to an existing problem - your fresh take on the situation, and your willingness to incorporate something new into your routines, can help.
Venus/Chiron offers more assistance with assurance that your creative or romantic efforts can have a positive impact. Putting yourself out there, in any context, can actually ease your worries and should resonate with others.
Neptune direct in your opportunities sector suggests progress with travel, education, legal matters, an ideal or publishing. What you’ve been confused about can now flow forward, opening up new possibilities.
The Sun into your sector of self-expression energizes your desire to go public, be creative or launch something big. The desire to celebrate can increase as well. Aspects to Mercury in this sector will encourage you to speak out, but you’ll also encounter some buried sensitivities involving shared finances or intimacy. It will be easy to say too much, and say it insensitively, in the heat of the moment.
Venus/Chiron encourages exploration of these sensitive issues, but in a more private manner. Relationships with family or a domestic partner can be soothing as you experience understanding and support. It might be better to keep some issues confined to those closest to you.
Neptune direct in your sector of shared resources suggests gradual progress regarding debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy. Areas of confusion or financial “leakage” won’t be resolved overnight, but you are moving towards a deeper understanding, based on the release of undermining habits and associations.
The Sun into your domestic sector turns the spotlight on home, family and the past. Aspects to Mercury in this sector suggest that painful conversations with a partner may be part of the package, as you delve into past issues and current wounds. As uncomfortable as this makes you, the key is to keep talking- the deeper you go, the more you’ll uncover unconventional solutions and information (especially involving domestic finances and intimacy).
Venus/Chiron continues the theme of communication with loving, empathetic conversations. Don’t hesitate to reach out and remain open to what the other person is going through. Consider that you may share this area of pain with them.
Neptune direct in your partnership sector continues the slow process of releasing old relationship insecurities (or releasing an old relationship) while making room for more hope and belief in your love life. Neptune direct can bring a subtle move forward in a relationship area where you’ve felt bogged down or lost (especially if you’ve been projecting your dreams onto a fantasy partner).
The Sun into your communication sector energizes conversations, brief meetings, writing, emails and phone calls. Aspects to Mercury in this sector point to a particularly awkward conversation or piece of information regarding work routines or health. Discussions may be hurtful, as they expose an area that still needs improvement. Keep the exchange of information going, especially in a one-on-one context. Someone may be able to provide inspiration and fresh ideas.
Venus/Chiron suggests that despite the above discomforts, you can still find support if you confront areas where there are flaws or weaknesses. You may find that your security and self-esteem actually receive a boost with the resulting healing.
Neptune direct in your sector of routine eases you forward regarding health/diet/exercise/self-care. An ongoing issue will see progress as you release old habits. Work routines can gradually shift, and while the outcome may not be clear yet, you’re learning how to realign your priorities.
The Sun into your sector of personal resources turns your focus to what you want and how you go about getting it. Earned money, self-esteem and values are hi-lighted. Aspects to Mercury in this sector can trigger some insecurities about finances or emotional entanglements, as you’re made aware of what you’re missing or can’t have. However, the path forward involves a clear-eyed focus on what you need to do (practical application of solutions) plus an awareness of necessary changes to work or heath habits.
Venus in your sign, trine Chiron in your sector of self-expression, can sooth hurt feelings and insecurities. Watch for an opportunity to embrace your weaknesses and experience empathy in return. You may even attract others with a combination of vulnerability and honesty, as you make your insecurities work for you.
Neptune direct in you sector of self-expression suggests another layer of release and the expansion of new potentials, regarding romance, creative work or children/pregnancy. As old fears and illusions fall away, know that you’re making room for something more. A creative project can slowly but surely move forward.
The Sun into your sign is that time of year when you take stock of where you’ve been and where you’re going. Saturn’s transit through your sign has put you through the paces with extra responsibilities and enforced focus, but Saturn’s exit in December suggests this Solar Return year should offer a bit more freedom. Aspects to Mercury in your sign can trigger wounds from the past (family history) or existing difficulties at home. A domestic conversation could stir up some sore spots, but you’ll also have creative inspiration and confidence, enabling you to keep generating new, hopeful ideas.
Venus/Chiron suggests the way to deal with domestic wounds is a deeply private exploration of where you feel most vulnerable. Opening up to one person that you trust implicitly, or even dealing with this on your own (in secret) can enable emotional release. You may decide to simply let go of what you can’t fix.
Neptune direct in your domestic sector suggests gradual progress with a family issue, home business, relocation or property development. Your foundation may still feel uncertain, but you should find it easier to say goodbye to a situation that’s been weakening or distracting you.
The Sun into your hidden sector can turn your attention to background or secret issues. While your social sector is humming with Jupiter and Venus, you may become more aware of certain undercurrents. Aspects to Mercury in your hidden sector suggest painful or sensitive secrets may come out, as a conversation/discovery opens your eyes. As uncomfortable as this may be, it also signals progress regarding domestic and family issues. Change is necessary, even if it reopens some wounds.
Venus/Chiron can help with the above, via support from friends or groups. Despite what’s going on behind the scenes, your public image/reputation can flourish - others will resonate with what you’re going through. These aspects encourage you to go public with what you know.
Neptune direct in your communication sector suggests you can make inroads on a difficult topic, as your perception and ideas gradually shift. Allow yourself to let go of what no longer makes sense, while embracing what’s slowly emerging.
The Sun into your social sector hi-lights connections with friends, the public and your place in the group. Aspects to Mercury in this sector can trigger some discussions with friends, or discoveries about others, that leave you feeling vulnerable, embarrassed or exposed. However, despite any wounds, you’re encouraged to keep researching/discussing new options and developments. There may be a way forward that you hadn’t considered.
Venus/Chiron offers a boost of security and reassurance as future or career goals fall into place. Someone in authority has your back, or they may offer financial solutions.
Neptune direct in your sector of personal resources signals the next stage of the ongoing transformation of your security base, earned income or source of self-esteem. Certain sources of security are no longer valid, as your values are shifting. You may be letting go, simplifying and cutting back.
The Sun into your career sector emphasizes future goals and your approach to success. Aspects to Mercury in this sector (including the square to Chiron Rx in your sign) can trigger doubts about success, or your current career path. New information or a conversation with someone in authority can make you question if you’re heading in the right direction. However, if you can see beyond your insecurities, you’ll note that there is an emerging opportunity that involves new sources of income, or new ways to boost your self-esteem. A calculated risk may be involved. Don’t be scared off by new/unusual opportunities.
Venus in your opportunities sector, trine Chiron Rx in your sign, urges you to step out. Travel, education, long-distance romance, legal matters or publishing are areas where you can attract something completely different that will benefit you. Rather than avoiding what makes you feel insecure, consider following that path and seeing where it leads. Neptune direct in your sign adds encouragement as old fears/limits slip away and a new road gradually emerges in front of you.