Adopting a lifestyle in which you incorporate the lunar phases into your daily activities might awaken that primeval awareness that we have repressed. This lunar consciousness stirs the feminine, right-brained side of your being, giving you an intuitive understanding and knowing, thus bonding you to your environment. Being aware of the moon's cycles and it's relationship with our mundane activities could help to restore the equilibrium that has been lost in a society dedicated to accepting only what can be seen and rejecting what can be felt.

Even if you just take the time to view the full moon each month it is a step towards attuning yourself to the lunar phases. If you want to try correlating your activities with the lunar cycle just remember the following:

1)The increasing moon is for construction, expansion, growth and building.

2)The decreasing moon is for destruction, breaking down, dissipation and termination.

3)The full moon brings activities to fruition or completion. It is a period of awareness when things come to light.

4)The new moon is the ending of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle of growth. It is a time when we are in the dark about issues and unaware of the facts; a time of searching for answers. It is also important to be aware of your own personal monthly lunar cycle that can be provided by any competent astrologer.

Full Moon occurs in Taurus on November 1st at 12:42 am EST
New Moon occurs in Scorpio on November 15th at 1:41 am EST
The Sun enters Sagittarius at 1:02 am on November 22

Dates: 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 24, 25, 26, 28

Dates: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 14, 18, 19, 24, 25,26

Dates: 5, 6, 12, 15, 17, 24, 25, 26
Dates: 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,24, 25, 26, 28

Dates: 1, 5, 9, 11, 14, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30

Saturn opposes Pluto at 1:09 am EST on November 2

Jupiter goes retrograde at 10:36 am EST on November 2

The infamous Saturn in opposition to Pluto becomes exact and situations become critical and have explosive potential. Challenges are full force. Antagonisms are strong. People are in your face or you are in theirs. Rumblings are heard underground. Purging occurs on the physical, mental and spiritual level. There is no compromise unless tradition or law agrees to bend with change. Many schemes of subversion come to a head. This is not a good time for dental work or plumbing repairs although many of you will probably need it badly.

On the same day Jupiter the planet of expansion, higher education, growth, wealth, religion, long distant travel, philosophy, and foreign cultures goes retrograde (seemingly moves backwards). These issues begin to either recede in strength, simmer on the backburner, or are pondered and contemplated. Wealth may recede, long distant travel slows and expansion is checked. Religion is rediscovered and a different philosophy reviewed. Opportunities are presented to go back and make things right. Past opportunities reappear.

Ama is an astrologer with 21 years of experience. To obtain an astrological chart analysis, to learn more about Ama or just to ask a question you may contact her at or visit

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