Sitara finds that the constellations starting this year seem to have made it their mission to undermine general ignorance and call for more realism.
|Sun||8° Scorpio – 8° Sagittarius|
|Moon||8° Cancer – 12° Leo|
|Mercury||28° Libra – 16° Sagittarius|
|Venus||22° Virgo – 25° Libra|
|Mars||23° Virgo – 11° Libra|
|Jupiter||17° – 21° Virgo|
|Saturn||4° – 8° Sagittarius|
|Chiron, retrograde, direct 8th||17° Pisces|
|Uranus, retrograde||18° – 17° Aries|
|Neptune, retrograde, direct 18th||7° Pisces|
|Pluto||13° – 14° Capricorn|
|North Node||29° – 27° Virgo|
|Lilith||7° – 11° Libra|
|New Moon, 11th, 18.48 h GMT||19° Scorpio|
|Full Moon, 25th, 23.45 h GMT||3° Gemini|
Mood of the Moment
The fact that our world can be beautiful yet not fit to satisfy all desires and fulfil all wishes, is something only very few people dare to face. Almost everyone, including those who are spiritually oriented, try as best they can to ignore this fact. The constellations starting this year seem to have made it their mission to undermine the general ignorance and call for more realism.
Interestingly, this realism has a spiritual dimension. Initially, with the Jupiter-Chiron opposition and the Saturn-Neptune’s square it may be a matter of concerning oneself with social wrongs, of being less egocentric and of sharing more – i.e. of expanding the personal and social boundaries in a tangible and pragmatic way. This also means to target one’s own inner shortcomings more clearly and to do something about them.
All this might possibly improve the world, but will not change its basic potential. A chance for fundamental change exists only for those who are determined to find that which transcends all ephemeral joys and sorrows the world has on offer. This is the real spiritual potential of the constellations in 2015/16.
Aries: The ancient topic of love or freedom determines the first two-thirds of the month. How much space you need and how much intimacy? Consider your desire for independence from different viewpoints. Firstly: what is more important for your personal or spiritual development – more solitude or rather more common ground? Secondly: what makes you personally happier and brings you closer to your goals? And thirdly: what is more inspiring – to shape a relationship or develop your own life further?
Taurus: During the first three weeks relationships with other people will further you. Pay attention to a balanced give-and-take, yet remain relaxed. It’s not about reckoning up. Now you can make a decisive step forward by always eyeing the overall context you are moving around in. In the last third of November it will become stormier; you are prompted to clearly distinguish yourself from everything that is not fitting, and to assert your position.
Gemini: In November transpersonal forces impinge on you, wanting to broaden and deepen your perspective. Now go beyond your personal affairs and align yourself with larger and greater things. Find interlocutors and situations that open up new perspectives for you. In the first week this is best achieved by meditation or silence, in the second through meeting those who need your help, and then on by travelling, meeting with foreigners by mentally-spiritual inspirations.
Cancer: In the first third of the month it’s about love, where spontaneity and mindfulness form seemingly irreconcilable opposites. A spirited relationship of any kind needs a bit of both, whereby in November attentive care for each other is of greater importance. In the second third of the month it is a matter of commitment and depth. In the last third of the month, the energy moves again more outwardly and finds expression in action, learning, exchange and goal orientation; in this, learning plays an important role.
Leo: Basically not an easy time but you overcome everything with flying colours by willingly taking on a leadership role while remaining kind and generous. Even your readiness to repeatedly “talk about it” and to illuminate the deeper motivations of others, awakens willingness to co-operate. In the last third of November, the many common conversations are particularly beneficial for you. Now it’s up to you to steer everything in such a way that this results in a common project that gets everybody fired up and inspired.
Virgo: In the first week personal desires and higher level concerns appear to be incompatible. Duty and pleasure are often in contrast. Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet, you have to wait until the tension dissolves by itself. The good news is that this is already the case from the second third of the month onwards: head and heart expand, inner space is created, and the situation relaxes. Thus you’re again fully in harmony with yourself and can enjoy Jupiter’s presence in your sign wholeheartedly.
Libra: You are completely in your element and can act from your centre. Also it is a suitable time to start new projects. In the first three weeks you have good opportunities to find appropriate collaborators and helpers; friends you’ll find anyway. However, the last third of the month is filled with more tension. Now people or circumstances could oppose you – sometimes completely surprisingly so. Combat readiness is now as useless as placidity. Instead, you need perseverance, wit and brains.
Scorpio: This is your month; you can sit back and feel at home with yourself. Mercury passes through your sign and makes it easy for you to find interlocutors with whom to share your interests with or who value the depth and clarity of your thoughts. Perhaps you will also discover a new area into which you want to immerse yourself. With the new moon begins a new era, which is under the lucky star Jupiter. In the last third of the month open your heart for kindred souls.
Sagittarius: You have a tendency to mourn the fantastic Sagittarius times when everything was running well and life was one big party. Let go of the past, now is a new time which will reveal its own treasures. Embark on the new adventure with your very own joy of discovery and confidence. In fact, with the Neptune-Saturn square your inner horizon is meant to broaden. For this purpose it is necessary that you liberate yourself from unrealistic self and world -views, even if they have served you well for a while.
Capricorn: The first two thirds of the month bestow a number of gifts on you that will make your life easier – no overwhelming miraculous gifts, but not to be taken for granted either. In the last third of the month you’ll be touched by the first Neptune-Saturn square. Neptune dissolves everything that is way too fixed or even hardened. Open up to its gentle, yet inescapable vibrations because they will refine and enhance your entire life. Be prepared to pay the price: your favourite identifications.
Aquarius: Take it sportingly: The month of November is a little bit like a steeplechase. The less you get excited and the more you try to master problems with new ideas, the greater the chances that it succeeds. Difficulties are reinforced by the fact that you pass too carelessly over details. Take the time to analyze the situation, listen to other participants and search for an amicable solution that could be viable. Otherwise, move forward step by step until the doors open.
Pisces: To accept the inevitable limitations of this earthly existence is your challenge with the Saturn-Neptune square. At the same time Saturn calls on you to make the best of the situation. After all you are incarnated and cannot easily pull yourself back from the affair. Now it is time to find out what you can do best with of your life. Instead of drowning in melancholy, target the question. Consult with people who might be able to help you find an answer.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She lives in Germany and has been writing the horoscopes of the German Osho Times since 1998. Passionate about astrology since childhood, she has published several books on the subject. She gives personal sessions, also over phone or Skype, focusing on spiritual development. Moreover, Sitara offers end-of-life care counselling (free of charge). She is currently teaching and writing about traditional advaita vedanta for Western seekers. www.astro-sitara.de