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Moon Magic - Astrological Timing for Success

Nov 03, 2009 12:06PM

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MOON MAGIC Astrological Timing for Success – November 2009 

This month’s highlights are the Nov 1-2 Tripuri Purnima Full Moon, the Nov 7 Celtic New Year Samhain / Hallowmas and the Nov 21- 22 Gate of Inspiration. The Nov 7 Full Moon is the most transformational of the year. The cross-quarter fire festival Hallowmas or Samhain culminates on Nov 7, the Celtic New Year. Nov 1-7 is a time to reach out to all who we love. Love redeems and transforms and love is never stronger than when approaching mid-Scorpio, the power gate of the water element, the power gate of passion and love. All that prevents opening the heart to love comes before this gate to be transformed.  

November begins with Mars in the Beehive star cluster stirring up all in us that needs to be transformed. Nov 1-4 Venus is visible in the morning sky close to Spica, a bright star in Virgo seen as the Empress in Tarot. So the goddess of Love receives her crown and love flowers throughout the realm. Also to be noted, Saturn exalted in Libra is a boon to business, real estate and all type of organization. New business ventures prosper especially following the Nov 17 waxing crescent Moon and for months to come.    

Nov 1-2 -Transformation

Tripuri Purnima Full Moon

Hindus call this Moon 'Tripuri Purnima' celebrating Shiva's victory over the ‘city demon’ Tripuri. Shiva is the god of dance, death and transformation (all things Scorpio). Communities celebrate lighting lamps and candles to honor and welcome the Lord of the Dance. Each Full Moon is an opportunity for revelation and for healing body, mind and soul. Cosmic energies flow through for three days following the exact Full Moon (2:14 pm 11/2). Revelations come in dreams, chance encounters and flashes of inspiration.

Nov 3-7 –News Ideas and Opportunities

Moon Out of Bounds North

(5:23 pm 11/3 - 3:14 am 11/7)

We enter ‘the higher world’ where there is greater freedom and imagination. This is a good time to start a business, have a social gathering or bring new discoveries to light. Late evening Nov 4 is most magical when the Moon sails high over Orion. 

November 7 – Happy New Year!

Hallowmas / Samhain / Celtic New Year

Hallowmas is one of the eight annual fire festivals celebrated at equinoxes, solstices and cross-quarter days - times when changes are more easily made in our inner and outer world. The Celts celebrated their New Year on Nov 7 when the Sun crosses the midpoint of Scorpio. Midpoints of fixed signs 'fix' energy for the following season. The mid-Scorpio Gate determines what will be in the coming winter and winter sets the course for the coming year. So the Celts believed the Scorpio cross-quarter is the creative source of the year. At this time the astral veil dissolves and shadows of the past (year and lifetime) transform, opening the way for the future to be realized.  

November 13-15 – Make a Wish

Balsamic Moon

Put wishes on the air and bring people to mind for healing. Shadows of the past come up before each New Moon. Transform them by breathing deep and focusing on the ideal to be made real. Venus with the Moon Nov 15 brings fulfillment in the Arts and Love.  

Nov 15 until Sunset Nov 17 – Time to Look Within

Dark of the Moon

The ‘Dark of the Moon’ is a 3-day period unfavorable for most outward activities, but is ideal for inner work and house cleaning to clear psychic space for a new cycle of creation. 

Nov 16 (exact at 2:14 pm) – Time to Be Quiet Within

Scorpio New Moon

Quiet time at the New Moon opens our inner knowing. The more we are quiet, the more vital energy and clear knowing flow through the lunar cycle now beginning. Take the day off work to accomplish more in the weeks ahead. 

Nov 16-20 (5:26 pm 11/16 - 1:55 pm 11/20)

Renovate Your Inner World

Moon Out of Bounds South

As the Moon travels below the zodiac our inner world is illuminated. Old patterns of belief and behavior become revealed and are more easily reformed. Go beneath the surface, do original research and change habits.

November 17-20 – Realize Future Hopes & Dreams

Crescent New Moon

The power of the lunar crescent is strongest between Sunset and Moonset when the New Moon shines in the 7th House. Meditation now can open many doors. Wishes take wing and bring blessings for this Moon and Year to be. 

Nov 21-22 (11:23 pm 11/21 - 11:23 pm 11/22)

Open to Receive

Euterpe Gate of Inspiration

Before a Gate, shadow patterns arise to be dispelled. As we let go old fears and doubts we become present to the spiritual power and promise of a new time. Releasing tensions from the body helps shed outmoded ways of thinking and feeling.

Nov 24 (4:39 pm) -Let Go the Old, Power On New

1st Quarter Moon–This is a time for decision, an opportunity to cut free from old trappings and affirm our true purpose moving forward. Choices made now are likely to be the right ones. 

Nov 26 (2:39 pm) Cosmic Balance Time

Moon at the Equator / Lunar Zero Point North

Ideal for creative imagining, Moon at the Equator moving North is like the Spring Equinox - a time to envision. The magic window opens for about two hours 1:39 – 3:39 pm. Now’s the time to set things right in mind for the family gathering tonight. 

Nov 26 –  Family and Community Celebration


This will be an especially bountiful harvest celebration under a waxing Moon with benefic Jupiter shining brightly on high. Thanksgiving is always celebrated in fun-loving Sagittarius on a Thursday, the day of Jupiter (or Thor), the planetary ruler of Sagittarius. Jupiter is the planet of enjoyment, joviality, and good cheer. Enjoy! 

Steve Nelson is a professional astrologer who uses tarot, name analysis, and traditional astrology to help clients understand personal myths and realize natural abilities. He may be reached at 704-375-3759 or

email [email protected] 

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