Mercury enters Sagittarius on November 5th. Communication is injected with big ideas and details are stretched to accommodate new possibilities. There will be much more to say and learn. Due to Mercury’s Rx in this sign on December 3rd, its transit of Sagittarius will last until January 11th, 2018. So there truly will be more to discover.
Venus enters Scorpio on November 7th, urging you to dig deeper and uncover the true value of what you love and want. Money, relationships and self-esteem will go through an intensifying process, and what looks pretty/desirable will be less important than how it resonates in your gut.
November 11th brings the last of three trines between Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries. Saturn’s structure adds form to Uranus’ change, while Uranus adds new angles to Saturn’s rules and traditions. This aspect becomes a Grand Fire Trine as the Leo Moon adds its influence in the morning, creating an easy flow of real (Saturn) opportunity. When all three Fire signs are activated in harmony, there’s an increase in assertive, hopeful energy. Saturn will be the anchor and the driver.
Also on November 11th, the Scorpio Sun squares the Leo North Node (which it rules) and the Aquarius South Node. A square to the Nodes is a challenge. In order to move forward from alienation/detachment (South Node) something secret, unpleasant or taboo (Scorpio) will have to be dealt with. You’ll have to go deep before you can bask in the Leo glow of pride, creativity and confidence. The South Node issue is described by its ruler (Uranus) which is happily part of that Grand Trine. That South Node issue already has a structure. There are rules and potentials that you can apply. Make it real and work with it, then dive into those Scorpio waters and look at the underside of the issue.
Mercury into your sector of opportunities opens your eyes to new horizons. Travel, education, legal matters and publishing are areas where you can gather new information and talk openly. Meanwhile, Venus into your sector of shared resources gets things cooking behind the scenes. Debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or intimacy are areas where you may be gifted with something hopeful or sweet. Excellent for exploring the deeper value of money and emotional connections.
The Grand Fire Trine (including Uranus Rx in your sign) suggests a smooth flow of structured opportunity. Change and liberation can be integrated into new structures. Rules/authority in the areas of travel, education, legal matters or publishing can work in your favour, allowing you to express yourself openly and show off your talents. However, the Sun in your sector of shared resources square the Nodes means there’s a buried or uncomfortable issue (involving shared finances or intimacy) to confront, before you can really show others what you’ve got. There may be fears of exposing something secret to the public.
Mercury into your sector of shared resources opens up discussions around debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy. Sensitive or unpleasant issues can be approached with optimism and a desire to learn more. This energy goes well with Venus’ move into your partnership sector, which will sweeten all one-on-one interactions while adding attraction based on intensity.
The Grand Fire Trine will work in the background, as the most private areas of your life are given support. Domestic finances, partnership issues and secret/unacknowledged changes can progress smoothly - change becomes less frightening and restrictions (financial or emotional) seem less oppressive. However, the Sun in your partnership sector square the Nodes means there will be a key relationship issue to deal with - one partner may have a very different idea about success or future goals. Domestic/family progress depends on an honest exploration of both partners’ desires. Watch for an imbalance (involving power or intimacy) that needs to be addressed.
Mercury into your partnership sector can trigger wide-ranging discussions that encourage mutual growth, exploration and enthusiastic exchanges. An existing relationship can benefit from this open-minded energy. Or, this could trigger an introduction to someone who piques your curiosity. Venus into your sector of routine adds benefits and assistance to all matters involving daily work, heath or co-workers. It can become easier to get the help you need, and Mercury will support this with a cooperative exchange of ideas.
The Grand Fire Trine adds even more favourable energy to your communication, as social and one-on-one exchanges are balanced nicely. Changes or surprises with friends/groups/your connection to the public will be anchored via a grounded partnership. One-on-one exchanges add stability, and everyone should be receptive to your emotional words. Excellent for reaching others with new ideas, promotions or public speaking. However, the Sun in your sector of routine squares the Nodes, reminding you that there will be an issue with health or daily work that needs to be addressed, before you can say everything that needs to be said. There could be a flaw that needs correcting, or an imbalance around how much you’ve been doing for others. Don’t be afraid to dig deeply into the problem and push for a solution (which will be part of your open communication).
Mercury into your sector of routine can trigger fresh new solutions and improvements (in work or heath areas). The fix may be untested, but it’s probably time to expand the boundaries in your daily routine or approach to self-care. Too, Mercury can bring more work and obligations. Meanwhile, Venus into your sector of self-expression will encourage you to celebrate, indulge or attract what you want. Venus doesn’t encourage work, so there may be some tension between what you have to do versus what you want to do - it may be very tempting to dive into an indulgence. Find a balance between reward and work.
The Grand Fire Trine brings its benefits to your work and money sectors. New developments in career and future goals will be given form and stability by the focused efforts you’ve been applying on a daily basis. This in turn can help manifest increased financial and emotional security. However, much will be dependent on your daily efforts over the past year or so. The Sun in your sector of self-expression squares the Nodes, adding a point of tension to financial developments. Before you can achieve the fully secure (and lucrative) results that are possible, you need to address an issue involving creative work, indulgence/addiction, new romance or children/pregnancy. There may be too much of a good thing that’s preventing you from fully realizing your independence. Or, you may need to decide if you really want a desired goal - how much effort are you willing to put into it?
Mercury into your sector of self-expression gives you the creativity and confidence to speak out. New romance, artistic work and performance are favoured, and new possibilities are only limited by what you can think of. Venus into your domestic sector can increase your desire to redecorate, have a quiet celebration with family or bring more love and abundance into your home.
The Grand Fire Trine (including the Moon in your sign) helps you manifest an ideal, creative work or longed-for outcome. Your focus and intent will fuel results, as you make a vision real while grounding your hopes/desires with work. Education, travel, publishing, legal matters or romance can move to the next level. However, the Sun in your domestic sector squares the Nodes (including the North Node in your sign) which means there’s a family issue that needs to be resolved. Something at home or from the past may be interfering with your flow of confidence, or keeping you stuck in what used to be. It may be time to develop a new sense of who you are.
Mercury into your domestic sector can bring more family discussions, information about the past and/or home renovations, buying or selling. Communication is likely to feature something that goes beyond traditions, and will offer you a new perspective on an insular situation. Venus into your communication sector can increase your ability to convince/charm others with your words. Uncomfortable or probing conversations will have an attractive/seductive energy. Too, you may find that you have a keen sense of what’s most valuable - watch for a lucrative opportunity.
The Grand Fire Trine creates a smooth flow of energy between domestic issues, shared finances/intimacy and hidden matters. A home business, home finances or domestic responsibilities can be used to stabilize changes and give you some control over issues where you feel overwhelmed/out of control. Even if you don’t have a complete picture of what’s happening, know that doing what you have to do (with patience) will guide you forward. However, the Sun in your communication sector squaring the Nodes suggests a piece of information, investigation or conversation needs to be addressed before you can move forward. Something secret/unacknowledged needs to be put into words.
Mercury into your communication sector brings a tremendous boost to all exchanges of information. Your writing and speaking will be given more energy and optimism. The pace of information should increase, as you hear more and are expected to respond. Excellent for making new contacts, promoting yourself or making your thoughts public. Venus into your sector of personal resources can boost earning potential or sharpen your awareness of new sources of income. You can attract what you want, but what you magnetize will match your sense of self-worth. This energy encourages you to look beneath surface appearances or values.
The Grand Fire Trine can confirm a relationship agreement, change or commitment. This can apply to a partnership, friendship or group association. This energy is not dramatic or sweepingly romantic, but it can encourage solid developments and information/answers that you can rely on. Others should respect your words, providing you have solid proof. However, the Sun in your sector of personal resources squares the Nodes, indicating a financial or self-esteem issue needs to be dealt with before you can go public or reach out to others. You may need to dig deep to find the confidence or money you need. Too, the absolute value of a friendship or group association may need to be assessed.
Mercury into your sector of personal resources can get the conversation started regarding earned money, new sources of income or your baseline self-esteem requirements. Mercury can trigger new input and ideas regarding the above, while encouraging you to ask for what you want. Venus into your sign supports this by boosting your attraction power and confidence. Venus can magnetize what/who you want, and you won’t have to make the first move.
The Grand Fire Trine solidifies work and financial prospects, as your focus and discipline over the past year (in money matters) finally pays off. Changes to your work habits or daily routines can benefit you, as you move forward with a new job, job search, promotion or adjustments to your professional image. However, the Sun in your sign squares the Nodes, so there is key area involving personal development or public image that needs to be addressed. Before you can fully manifest the attention/success you’re looking for, consider what needs to be fully explored. Too, there may be ego issues (misguided confidence or lack of confidence) that are getting in the way.
Mercury into your sign keeps you hopping with an influx of new ideas and contacts. There will be more for you to see and talk about - excellent for new introductions, prompting yourself or simply making your ideas known. Meanwhile, Venus into your hidden sector suggests one issue involving a personal desire or relationship is shifting to the back burner. You may be taking a time out, or biding your time to see what develops. Despite Mercury’s presence in your sign, know that you don’t have all the facts about this Venus issue. Adopt a wait-and-see attitude for this one.
The Grand Fire Trine (including Saturn in your sign) helps you manifest a creative or romantic goal. If you’ve been wanting to move ahead with this, or show off your talents, this influence encourages you to press forward with your work ethic and discipline: by now, you know that this won’t simply be handed to you. Too, these energies can take the edge off some particularly heavy responsibilities, as you’re given a glimpse of a more positive future. Issues with children/pregnancy are also favoured. However, the Sun in your hidden sector square the Nodes reminds you that a secret or background issue must be fully acknowledged before you can reap the full rewards of the Grand Trine. Don’t ignore what you don’t want to talk about - hidden information (or something in your blind spot) is crucial.
Mercury into your hidden sector can expand your dreams, intuition and faith, as you gain access to information/ideas with seemingly limitless potential. The sky’s the limit, but for the moment, this is about exploring potential rather than proven facts. Venus into your social sector boosts your social appeal, friendships and group associations. You can magnetize others and the vibe should be quite enjoyable, although not always light-hearted. Attractions and celebrations can have an all-or-nothing quality.
The Grand Fire Trine can help stabilize domestic/family changes, although most of the work will be done in the background. Hidden rules and private financial/emotional matters will benefit from, and contribute to, ongoing developments at home. If you’re trying to manifest a vision of your domestic future, this is a good influence. You shouldn’t have to force anything - what’s meant to happen will fall into place. However, the Sun in your social sector squares the Nodes, indicating that an issue with a friend, group or your public contacts will be need to be addressed before you can benefit from enhanced financial or emotional security. Something public needs to be dealt with in order to enhance deeply private potentials. You may feel that this is not anyone else’s business, but you can’t ignore the social dynamics.
Mercury into your social sector can bring new contacts, group activities and increased communication with friends. Your ideas about what’s possible with others will broaden, and there could be an influx of hopeful messages. The vibe is open- minded and optimistic. Meanwhile, Venus into your career sector improves relationships with those in authority and can help you attract strategic business connections. Your professional image can get an intensive boost, and future goals can feel more doable. Mercury and Venus’ influence add up to increased self-promotion, better relationships with the public and hope for the future.
The Grand Fire Trine helps you anchor new/unusual ideas via respect and assistance from others. What seemed crazy or out of reach can manifest, based on your level emotional security/trust, and the relationships that you have cultivated over the years. However, the Sun in your career sector squares the Nodes (including the South Node in your sign) so there is a future goal or professional issue that requires your attention. Your next step forward is a big one, and the leap will require a move from being totally self-contained (or alone) to joining forces with someone and learning to trust. Uranus (ruler of the South Node) is hooked into that Grand Trine, so all you have to do is reach out to your community and trust that your reputation will carry you forward.
Mercury into your career sector can open up new job prospects or hopeful communication with those in authority. Ideas about the future and your success will increase, and Venus into your opportunities sector can add to that momentum. Long-distance travel, long-distance romance, education, legal matters or publishing are areas where you can attract favourable responses.
The Grand Fire Trine can help you nail down a professional coup, cement a business partnership or solidify your vision of future success. Your hard work can pay off now, and the extra responsibilities on your plate may feel a little less heavy, as you see room for growth and gradual change (especially concerning earned money). However, the Sun in your opportunities sector squares the Nodes, so before you can make the dream real, you must deal with an area of expansion. It’s possible that a leap into the unknown is required. Or, a step into deeper waters, far beyond your comfort zone. The key is taking the big issue and bringing it down to earth by applying it to your daily work and life.