Luna is making up for October, in a wondrous magical display for us this month. Unlike my former posts where I simply describe phases and cycles, I thought I'd tell you the ancient meanings held for eons about this time of year and how Luna affects us now. Did you know the Mayan year begins on November 13th? It ushers in a powerful Sun in Scorpio full moon. Yes, the Mayans.
I should've posted this earlier, so no point in telling you what's already happened. Shame, Cathy. Getting lazy maybe? Just old.
The Moon shines low this month, below the goddess of love, Venus. Like a lens she magnifies all she draws near. Any month that begins with Venus conjunct (united with) the Moon is given over to LOVE. Open your heart, harmonize your relationships! This is the time for it.
It's a time for transformation, as well. The Celtic New Year began October 31st and ended November 7th, when the Sun reached midpoint Scorpio. For those who put stock in the stars, this time brings changes made easily by use of fire clearing the way. This is ancient belief we can either benefit from or let be forgotten with time. But this is when the soul is liberated. Whether by candlelight, hearth, or bonfire, the use of fire to change us at this special time is etched in magic and ancient ritual, still used today. Patterns will transform by gazing into the smoke of the fire and deep breathing. This is what our forebears did, and they knew quite a bit about the magic of the cosmos.
The Sun in Scorpio Full Moon will be November 11-15 (exact November 13, 7:17 a.m. EST) The symbolism is the Moon celebrating its victory over death by transformation, and people use this time to light candles, meditate, dance.
An "out of bounds" North Moon is what we'll see November 13-16, 5:01 a.m. 11/13 and 2:03 a.m. 11/17. It is the time when the imagination is free to roam and "speak", people become more open-minded, and enter a higher world. New ideas are more easily shared, it is a time to make announcements and bring discoveries to light.
The Balsamic Moon appears November 23-25. It is called the "make a wish" Moon because it is cosmically the best time to put you wishes "on the air" when you speak them to the night sky.
The Dark of the Moon appears November 26-28. This is the time for inner reflection, looking within. It is not a good time for outdoor activity - best the stay inside and meditate, gaining insight and wisdom through quiet reflection.
The "out of bounds" South Moon now appears from November 26-December 1st, 12:27a.m. 11/26 and 8:14 a.m. 12/1. This is the time to "go beneath the surface" do research, change habits, renovate our inner world. You may experience emotional challenges relating to any part of your life where you are hiding from yourself, or blocked off in some way from being free.
The Crescent New Moon appears November 28-December 2, and will be easily seen by Mars and Mercury. It is a time to sow. On November 30th the waxing crescent shines low beneath Venus and Jupiter. This is a very bright omen for the coming month, favorable for new beginnings, new ideas - especially from November 29-December 12.
All in all, November's Luna tells us this is the time for warmth in friendship and love, closeness in family, friends and new ideas. You may feel an urge to light candles or go outside and look up at the universal mysteries guiding our lives. Obey your urges, they are usually right anyway.