Cosmic Insights

November 2022 Astro-Highlights: Breaking Through to the Other Side!

Oct 30, 2022

November begins smack dab in the middle of eclipse season! This month is very mixed energy, with the first half of the month being a peak period of challenge for all of 2022, while the second half of the month we will feel the tension begin releasing!

The first few days of the month, while no major transits are coming exact, we will no doubt be feeling the tension building as we race toward the Total Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus! The Lunar Eclipse in Taurus really is the BIG energy this month and every other transit is occurring as a part of this greater story unfolding.

Things start popping off on the 5th of November when Venus in Scorpio opposes Uranus in Taurus bringing abrupt change to finance and/or relationships! Followed shortly by Venus’ square to Saturn in Aquarius, increasing frustration and tension in these areas.

On the 8th the Total Lunar Eclipse in Taurus will come exact conjunct unpredictable Uranus! This Lunar Eclipse is also opposite the Sun and Mercury together, on the very day of Mercury’s Cazimi. This energy is likely to be a major breakthrough for many people!

In the days following the eclipse, the Sun follows in the footsteps of Venus and Mercury, as each planet opposes Uranus and then subsequently squares Saturn, bringing illumination to these areas of life once and for all!

In the second half of the month, the inner planets officially begin breaking free of Saturn’s restrictions by moving into the expansive and hopeful sign of Sagittarius! A beautiful positive omen is when the Sun enters Sagittarius and we begin a beautiful New Moon cycle in Sagittarius! The Sagittarius New Moon is a HOPEFUL breath of fresh air as it trines its ruler Jupiter, which is now stationing direct in its other traditional domicile of Pisces! Jupiter stationing while being in a sign it rules gives it tremendous influence over us at this time and we will be feeling a MAJOR shift in our sense of optimism!

The Month ends with the Mercury and Venus opposing Mars Rx in Gemini! This is another brief energy of tension, however, it can be utilized in a positive way if we pay attention!


Energy most challenging for Sun/Moon Rising in:  Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius

Mixed energy for Sun/Moon/Rising in:Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Pisces

Maximum intensity for Sun/Moon Rising in:Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius



November 5th, 2022: Venus in Scorpio Opposite Uranus in Taurus

November 7th, 2022: Venus in Scorpio Square Saturn in Aquarius

November 8th, 2022: Full Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse at 16° Taurus

November 8th, 2022: Mercury Cazimi at 16° of Scorpio

November 8th, 2022: Mercury in Scorpio Opposite Uranus in Taurus

November 9th, 2022: Sun in Scorpio Opposite Uranus in Taurus

November 10th, 2022: Mercury in Scorpio Square Saturn in Aquarius

November 11th, 2022: Sun in Scorpio Square Saturn in Aquarius

November 15th, 2022: Venus Enters Sagittarius

November 17th, 2022: Mercury Enters Sagittarius

November 19th, 2022: Mars in Gemini Square Neptune in Pisces

November 21st, 2022: Mercury Conjunct Venus at 6° of Sagittarius

November 22nd, 2022: Sun Enters Sagittarius

November 23rd, 2022: New Moon at 1° Sagittarius

November 23rd, 2022: Jupiter Stations Direct at 29° Pisces

November 29th, 2022: Mercury in Sagittarius Opposite Mars Rx in Gemini

November 30th, 2022: Venus in Sagittarius Opposite Mars Rx in Gemini



Venus in Scorpio Opposite Uranus in Taurus

Exact on November 5th, 2022 at 4:22pm MDT

Most active from November 3rd through November 8th, 2022

Venus opposing Uranus is a transit we’ll want to navigate with care. This is an energy all about bringing abrupt CHANGE! This is a time that can lead to disruptions or upheaval in our current relationships or to our financial status. Scorpio and Taurus are energies that can try to control or hold on to things long past their expiration. Being that oppositions are an energy of integration, this energy can bring to our awareness an urgent need for change to these areas of life. Considering we are now deep into eclipse energies, we must consider all events that occur throughout this period to be fated and this is likely something that is long overdue.

Under this energy we may have an unexpected bill show up or a need to make a purchase that is totally out of the blue. As for relationships, this could be a time when certain relationships make an abrupt end while others may begin something new and exciting. Under Venus opposite Uranus, it’s possible to meet someone new that is a bit wild and extremely intriguing. Be cautious with how you proceed with this person, especially if you are already in a committed partnership! Regardless how it occurs, this energy is all about bringing abrupt, but needed change!




Venus in Scorpio Square Saturn in Aquarius

Exact on November 7th, 2022 at 12:33am MST

Most active from November November 4th through November 9th, 2022

Venus square Saturn is a difficult energy because it brings the restricting and oppressive energy of Saturn into a challenging aspect with the social and cooperative energy of Venus, which is in her detriment. We are now on the precipice of a very intense Total Lunar Eclipse in Taurus and it's possible many are experiencing tremendous change throughout this time that can feel quite frightening.

Venus square Saturn can result in strains in our relationships potentially due to financial hardship or even the unexpected events that occurred under the Venus opposition to Uranus. This could also be a time when we are overly critical of our partners or we may be on the receiving end of their criticism.

Venus square Saturn can feel very unmotivated and their may be a desire to slip into laziness or melancholy, however this is not the time to give up. Though challenging, if hard work is applied now and the hardships are handled with maturity, the peace and stability we need will return once more.




Full Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse at 16° Taurus

Exact on November 8th, 2022 at 4:02am MST

Most active from November 1st through November 18th, 2022

The Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse in Taurus is a period of intense challenge and shocking change! It will no doubt be life-changing for many people making this a time when we'll want to remain on our toes, and ready to pivot at a moment's notice.

The Full Moon is exactly conjunct Uranus in Taurus at 16 degrees! Not only that, but it is activating the still very close square between Saturn and Uranus. This activation is a MAJOR indication that there will be shocking disruptions and significant change coming about as a result of this energy. Saturn represents the structures of our lives, and slowly over the last couple of years we have been working to break free of outdated structures and limitations. It is with this final activation that we may find ourselves suddenly catapulted into the brand new paradigm we have been attempting to build, which brings about a whole new set of challenges. Keep in mind that with Uranus activations, there really is no way to truly be prepared and this will likely bring about circumstances we could not have expected.

The Full Moon is opposite the Sun, Mercury and Venus in Scorpio! This indicates potential disruptions to our communications as well as changes to our finances or relationships! With the activation of Venus at the Taurus Lunar eclipse and the prior Scorpio Solar eclipse, we can expect some changes to finances on some level. This may be personal, but it is likely that this will be a global signification as well. Venus is tightly square to Saturn at the time of this eclipse which indicates there may be restrictions or roadblocks when it comes to our money and potential strains upon our relationships.

Overall this Moon looks to be very challenging, and frankly, a bit difficult to truly predict. This would be a great time to really dig into your chart and study the significations of the houses being activated for you along with the planets that are active in the eclipse and the houses they rule. What do Uranus and Saturn signify in your chart? Venus and Mercury? Make note of any planets are angles at or around 16 degrees of the fixed Signs and where they fall in your chart.

It is also important to remember that eclipses bring fated change to our lives. Things feel especially challenging when they are beyond our control or current understanding, but that doesn't mean the changes are objectively bad. It may simply mean a period of intense adjustment to a new way of life, and that could very well be the life of your dreams. Throughout these days, remember to breathe, GROUND and hang on for the ride!




Mercury Cazimi at 16° Scorpio

Exact on November 8th, 2022 at 9:42am MST

Most active 2 hours before and after exactitude

This Mercury Cazimi looks to be very powerful this time around as it occurs in the penetrating sign of Scorpio just a few hours after the Total Lunar Eclipse in Taurus. Mercury Cazimi is a time when Mercury is said to be at the “Heart of the Sun” and Mercurial topics are elevated with a piercing level of clarity. If eclipse season is causing a lot of disruption, chaos and confusion for you, this could be a brief period where we experience the “aha” moment that we have needed. This is not a period of resolution necessarily, but a rather a period of clearer understanding or insight for why things are occurring for us as they are. We may receive (or send) important messages throughout the Mercury Cazimi that help our understanding and eventual resolution as well.

Mercury Cazimi is an excellent time to spend in quiet reflection and as this occurs in the sign of Scorpio, you may want to dig deep and reflect upon Scorpio themes, such as potential fears that are creating toxicity and blockages in your life or recurring psychological issues that are keeping you feeling stuck.




Mercury in Scorpio Opposite Uranus in Taurus

Exact on November 8th, 2022 at 7:40pm MST

Most active November 7th through November 9th, 2022

Interestingly, Mercury makes an exact opposition to Uranus on this day as well. With the exception of the Mercury Cazimi time frame, it’s likely many of us will be feeling quite anxious about the frantic pace of life throughout eclipse season. As this occurs as part of the complex eclipse energies, it is all connected to the bigger events unfolding in your life at this time.

Mercury opposite Uranus is a brilliant and creative energy and it’s possible to receive flashes of important insight throughout this time, especially during the Cazimi period. However this energy can also be very scattered and impatient so be mindful of your communication. Mercury opposite Uranus may also bring disruptive news or messages that throw us yet another curve ball to deal with.




Sun in Scorpio Opposite Uranus in Taurus

Exact on November 9th, 2022 at 1:26am MST

Most active from November 7th through November 11th, 2022

The energy of the Sun opposite Uranus is one that deeply craves liberation. This energy may feel aggravating and it’s likely you’ll be sick and tired of being told what to do or of feeling out of control of your own life and experience.  This is the energy that may light the fire under us and push us to finally make moves in our lives that finally bring about the needed change we so deeply crave.

When the Sun opposes Uranus we want recognition for our unique contributions. This energy is quite rebellious and we may find ourselves doing things that are outside our norm or even intentionally thumbing our nose at authority due to the square to Saturn occurring right along side this energy.

It goes without saying that although technically the eclipses have past, their the energies will linger and feel quite intense throughout this entire month. Staying grounded and mindful will help you a great deal throughout this time.




Mercury in Scorpio Square Saturn in Aquarius

Exact on November 10th, 2022 at 12:52am MST

Most active from November 9th through November 11th, 2022

Yet another eclipse energy coming exact is Mercury square Saturn. This is a tough one because it brings the oppressive energy of Saturn to our thoughts and concentration. This transit can bring difficult news, isolating or depressive thoughts, trouble communicating with others, and overall, a very negative outlook.

With this energy we’ll want to pay close attention to detail and even get an outsider’s perspective because unfortunately under this energy there is a tendency to only see what is going wrong. While skepticism or criticism are necessary sometimes in order to improve, we must remember to be constructive with it, especially now. Throughout this challenging eclipse energy it is so important to be steady in the practices that uplift you.




Sun Scorpio Square Saturn in Aquarius

Exact on November 11th, 2022 at 1:04am MST

Most active November 10th through November 12th, 2022

As the Sun travels alongside Mercury it faces the same challenges, including the square to Saturn. To put it gently, the Sun square Saturn is humbling. Squares to Saturn are like roadblocks and it is a reminder that, despite our efforts, we don’t know everything and we don’t have it all together. No matter how far you feel you’ve come, this energy is likely to illuminate how far you have left to go.

We can feel the weight of the world with the Sun squaring Saturn and after Mercury’s square to Saturn yesterday and the potential bad news that accompanied it, the Sun’s square may illuminate a heavy new responsibility that comes as part of this news. This energy could also result in an authority figure being hard on you, not recognizing your hard work or potentially adding to your workload when you are already feeling behind or not mentally up for more challenge.

The Sun square Saturn can feel very discouraging and our confidence may take a hit. While it’s easy to want to avoid what is happening, as always with Sun Saturn aspects, there is potential for growth and improvement. This is a time to buckle down and adjust yourself to the hard work that now lies ahead.




Venus Enters Sagittarius

Exact on November 15th, 2022 at 11:08pm MST

Active from November 15th through December 9th, 2022

Venus finally leaves the sign of her detriment and enters a much more positive and joyful place to be, in Sagittarius, where she is still in trine to Jupiter in Pisces. Venus in Sagittarius is a hopeful and adventurous energy and it is around this time that we may begin to feel a lighter energy overall, especially regarding our finances and relationships.

We may find ourselves desiring more expansion and growth in our relationships and wanting to level up from where we have potentially felt stuck. The good news is that Venus in the sign of Sagittarius is able to to grasp the bigger picture when it comes to any potential financial problems or relationship issues. For many, this will be a great relief.

The main thing to watch with this transit is Venus’ opposition to retrograde Mars in Gemini, which is happening in a couple of weeks. This energy indicates some tension and frustration with regard to how we think about Venusian matters. However, when we remember that oppositions are an energy of integration, we can view this in a different way, knowing the energy of each planet and sign involved has something valuable to be incorporated.




Mercury Enters Sagittarius

Exact on November 17th, 2022 at 1:42am MST

Active from November 17th through December 6th, 2022

Mercury in Sagittarius is a philosophical energy that loves to ponder life and the world around us. This transit can make our communication style wise, yet potentially convoluted. Mercury in Sagittarius is in detriment, so while our thoughts and inner vision can be quite expansive in Sagittarius and in our minds we may be grasping huge concepts and ideas, we may struggle to truly get to our point across with this energy. This could also be a time when we have a harder time articulating a plan of action toward our goals. With this transit we may see the bigger picture in our minds, but the steps to achieve these goals may elude us for now.

However, this energy is great for expanding upon a vision and pondering the purpose behind what it is that you are aimed at with regard to a certain goal. It isn’t necessarily a time for planning, but visualization can be very enlightening. Toward the end of this transit on November 29th, Mercury will oppose Mars Rx in Gemini which is likely to be when we’ll gain a better idea of what action needs to be taken.




Mars in Gemini Square Neptune in Pisces

Exact on November 19th, 2022 at 8:43am MST

Most active from November 16th through November 22nd, 2022

Mars makes its second exact square to Neptune in Pisces today. This is a recurring and confusing energy when the reason behind the actions we take may not be fully understood. The energy of Mars and Neptune in square can manifest in a multitude of ways, such as mysterious illness or lethargy in the body, confused action, deceitful actions as well as displaced anger. But if we’re mindful, this could also be a time of spiritually inspired action for Mars and Neptune aspects give us the potential to be warriors of compassion.

This would be a good time to reflect on your spiritual life and whether or not your spirituality is aligned to your greater ambitions. Many may find their goals changing as they become more awakened. What once made sense for your life may not longer do so and this energy reflects a need for change even though we don’t necessarily know what that is yet.

Mars initially squared Neptune on October 12th and will do so again on March 14th. To get a clearer picture of what this means for you, look back to October 12th to see what was going on as well as look to the houses ruled by Gemini and Pisces.



Mercury Conjunct Venus at 6° Sagittarius

Exact on November 21st, 2022 at 3:55pm MST

Most active from November 20th through November 22nd, 2022

Mercury conjuncts Venus once more this year, this time in the sign of Sagittarius! Mercury and Venus together brings an ease to our communications and we may find ourselves more agreeable throughout this time as this energy helps us to understand another person’s perspective as well as an additional layer of compassion.

This is a time we are likely to notice a shift in our mindset for Venus and Mercury together in Sagittarius is understanding of the deeper meaning to things. We may find ourselves expressing a new level of hope and optimism especially within our partnerships now that the tumultuous eclipse season is behind us and we are acclimating to the changes.

This is a great energy for connecting with another person and discussing big ideas and the greater vision for our lives. However, Sagittarius can be bit of a “lone wolf” energy too, making this time excellent time for journaling or venturing off on your own to process things.




Sun Enters Sagittarius

Exact on November 22nd, 2022 at 1:20am MST

Active from November 22nd through December 21st, 2022

Happy Sagittarius season and happy Solar Return to the Sagittarius readers out there! The Sun enters and illuminates the sign of the Archer today bringing with it another distinct shift in the energy. Where the Sun travels, it shines a light and as it leaves Scorpio, it trines the ruler of Sagittarius, Jupiter in Pisces, which is now stationing direct. The Sun in Sagittarius is a sign known for its optimism, spontaneity and adventurous nature. Those who have this placement are the straight shooters of the zodiac, who have a deep philosophical nature and an innate desire to learn and expand through their experiences.

The shift of the Sun to Sagittarius will feel like a much needed breath of fresh and though the buzz and pressure of the holiday season is undoubtedly present, there is a level of excitement and a distinct feeling that all will work out. The Sun through Sagittarius will make only a few aspects to the other planets later in the season, including an opposition to Mars Rx in Gemini, a sextile to Saturn in Aquarius and a Square to Neptune in Pisces. For the most part this transit is going to be the lift we have needed for so long.




New Moon at 1° Sagittarius

Exact on November 23rd, 2022 at 3:57pm MST

Most active from November 18th through November 28th, 2022

The New Moon in Sagittarius marks a beautiful and quite spiritual new beginning! The New Moon occurs just as the Sun shifts into the Mutable Fire sign of Sagittarius. Its does so at the very first degree and in a beautiful trine to its ruler Jupiter in Pisces, Jupiter’s other traditional domicile.

Jupiter’s influence on this New Moon is quite significant as Jupiter has been standing still in the skies and will be stationing direct within the hour of this New Moon! This looks to be a very spiritual energy as Jupiter is sitting close to Neptune in Pisces as well, amplifying the mystical, ethereal energy of Pisces a great deal.

True to the Sagittarian way, the New Moon in Sagittarius would be a great time for initiating any intentions we may have for travel, absorbing higher knowledge or expanding our worldview. With Jupiter’s aid a this time, luck is most certainly on our side! Meditation and prayer will also be very powerful throughout this time as this energy will feel like faith being restored after a long period of doubt and difficulty. As it falls close to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, many families are likely to be getting together, wrapped in a feeling of gratitude. This New Moon has the potential to heal broken bonds or mend any differences that may now feel insignificant in the greater scheme of things.




Jupiter Stations Direct at 28° Pisces

Exact on November 23rd, 2022 at 4:02pm MST

Most active from November 21st through November 25th, 2022 

Jupiter stations direct today after its nearly 4 month retrograde! It does so in the final degrees of the zodiac and its traditional domicile of Pisces! Jupiter is also making a lovely trine to the New Moon in Sagittarius, its other traditional home sign! This is a beautiful shift in the energy as Jupiter is amplified, bringing a sense of hope, optimism and faith restored! 

This is likely to be a time when our outlook shifts dramatically and the circumstances in our lives feel promising again, especially if we have been through a period of intense challenge. Jupiter stationing direct is when we may see a light at the end of the tunnel.




Mercury in Sagittarius Opposite Mars in Gemini

Exact on November 29th, 2022 at 1:30pm MST

Most active from November 28th through November 30th, 2022

Words can be harsh when Mercury makes hard aspects to Mars making this brief transit one in which we’ll want to pay extra attention to the way we are delivering important information as well as how we are taking in information. This could also be an energy where we are on the receiving end of some harsh news and are forced to take some kind of action.

The positive side of this energy is that it can make us very direct and decisive. If you have been putting off making a decision on something important, this would be an excellent to make the call, once and for all. Mercury opposite Mars is also excellent when it comes to debate. If you struggle to advocate for yourself or get to a direct point, this would be a useful energy for you.

Our minds may feel over-active throughout this time as the result of stress or anxiety. We always want to be conscious with Mars involved because it can very literally lead to physical injury and accidents. Being mindful is key as is finding healthy outlets for an excess in energy.




Venus in Sagittarius Opposite Mars in Gemini

Exact on November 30th, 2022 at 10:28pm MST

Most active from November 29th through December 1st, 2022

Venus opposite Mars is an interesting energy that increases passion! However, it’s important to pay attention to how this energy is affecting us as too much passion or sexual tension might become passive-aggressive or downright argumentative, especially since Mercury in Sagittarius is still opposing Mars as well.

In the signs of Sagittarius and Gemini, Venus and Mars in opposition has the potential to be extremely fun, flirty and adventurous! A great use of this energy would be initiating a spontaneous adventure with a partner, perhaps a beautiful hike to somewhere you’ve never been or a spur-of-the-moment road trip. If you are single, this would be a time when its possible to meet someone you find very attractive if you are getting yourself out and about.

Venus opposite Mars is also extremely creative, making this a great time to put the passion into creative outlets, especially those outlets that allow us to exert ourselves physically, such as dance or yoga.