“Opposites are not contradictory but complementary.” Niels Bohr
This month we have a strong opposition which doesn’t always exist as strongly as it does now. Uranus, which lives in a sign approximately seven years, has been in the sign of Taurus since March of 2019 while Jupiter, who typically lives in a sign for about a year, also shifted into Taurus beginning May of this year. Earth joined these two on October 24th, creating a strong Taurean faction on one side of our heavenly chart while Sun, Vulcan, Mercury and Mars are all in the sign of Scorpio on the opposite side. Since these latter are always close to each other, it’s not unusual for them to be in the same sign, but this opposition with our far out, slower-moving planets, is. And just to set the teeter totter teetering, we end October with the fickle Full Moon, also in Taurus, leaving the Taurean cluster and by mid-month swooping around our skies to instead lend its weight to the Scorpion cluster for New Moon.
Oppositions are very important in astrology as each can serve as an example to the other of where you are going as well as where you have been. They actually have a lot in common, but like any oppositional relationship, they don’t always get the compatibility as quickly as they get the opposites bit. As we know, oppositions can both attract and make sparks fly. In esoteric astrology, oppositions are not necessarily considered challenges, but rather strengtheners, like a tug-of-war. Both sides build muscle, lung power, stamina which can feel both stressful and beneficial. If one side drops the rope everyone falls down. In this case, both signs are fixed, a quality which means loyal, reliable but can also mean stubborn; heels digging furrows kind of stubborn. So, while we may all experience a sense of being pulled in directions we think we don’t want to go – especially if you have strong Scorpio and/or Taurus in your charts – it is also time to look to that other side tugging on our stubborn strings and determine what it is they can teach us, what it is we can offer them.
Everyone: November 18 is Leonid Meteor shower. Leo is also fixed!
MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: You have an itch to travel.
Direction: Don’t forget inside travel as well.
Soul Thought: What are your Highest Aspirations?
JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: Once you realize what’s holding you back, you can fly.
Direction: Set your goals before take-off.
Soul Thought: What is a heat-seeking missile?
NOV 20 – DEC 21
Dynamic: You’re in good company; so are they.
Direction: Forge a new tool.
Soul Thought: For everyone’s journey.
APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: Beware of an urge to go on a spending spree.
Direction: At least, do it consciously.
Soul Thought: What is worth a “spree?”
AUGUST 22 – SEPT 21
Dynamic: Your changing attitudes changes things around you.
Direction: Make them better.
Soul Thought: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Max Planck
DEC 21 – JAN 20
Dynamic: Time to slow down for a while.
Direction: Instead of climbing, try diving.
Soul Thought: The end result may be the same.
MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Dynamic: You are in a position to be a mediator this month.
Direction: Listen to both sides of the story.
Soul Thought: We need you.
SEPT 21 – OCT 21
Dynamic: You’ve been in this position for a while, but now you have company.
Direction: Use them well.
Soul Thought: We are all here to be used. . . well.
JAN 20 – FEB 20
Dynamic: Are you waiting for your ship to come in?
Soul Thought: What are your greatest hopes and wishes?
JUNE 20 – July 22
Dynamic: You have an opposition of your own occurring.
Direction: Balance it with the opposition of the whole planet.
Soul Thought: Is it Spiritual or Religious?
OCT 21 – NOV 20
Dynamic: You are the last holdout.
Direction: Be sure it’s not pure stubbornness.
Soul Thought: There’s none so blind as those who will not see.
FEB 20 – MARCH 21
Dynamic: You are not particularly caught up in all the foofaraw.
Direction: Therefore, your discernment is good.
Soul Thought: How to use it for them?