Happy Thanksgiving to all!
November 13, 2012 is the next solar eclipse.
A total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses Earth’s southern Hemisphere. The Moon’s penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. (NASA website)
From an astrological point of view, a solar eclipse is a great time to change whatever isn’t working in your life. We know how New Year’s Eve resolutions don’t work, well, this is one of the two days per year that can help you change your life. Some things to do on an eclipse: put money in the bank to bring in more prosperity and abundance into your life until the next eclipse, be with friends and family you want to have in your life, avoid those you don’t. Make sure you go to work, have an optimistic and fruitful day. Be industrious and get to many things on your “to do” list so that you will no longer procrastinate and finish up all of those leftover projects. Read, work on a hobby or interest, start a diet or exercise program, watch TV, read, chat with a friend, etc. Send out resumes if you want a new job; talk to a realtor if you are interested in selling your house. Do what you want to be doing for the next six months. Things you should avoid doing: don’t pay bills, have doctor/dentist appointments, no medical procedures, arguing with anyone, cleaning the house unless you want to be a clean house fanatic for the next six months, stay home from work or you would most likely be downsized, laid off or fired. If you have a wonderful day and accomplish and do what you feel you should, then the next six months will be wonderful. If not, don’t worry, May 10,2013 is just around the corner and you can try, try again.
November Birthstone: Citrine/Topaz * Birthstone Color: Yellow Gold
November’s gemstone, Citrine, is as warm yellow gold. The name Citrine comes from an old French word, “citron”, meaning lemon. One of the more rare forms of quartz, this gemstone ranges in color from the palest yellow to a dark amber.
Citrine became popular during the Romantic Period, when artists/artisans liked these warm colored semi precious stones which accented gold jewelry. It was also considered to have medicinal properties and was commonly used as a remedy for urinary and kidney ailments.
Citrine is known to change color when subjected to heat and because of this, the gemstone should not be left in direct sunlight or its color will be altered. Most Citrine is mined in Brazil, Bolivia and Madagascar. Citrine stands for hope and strength.
Yellow Topaz is an alternate gemstone. Its golden color was believed by the Egyptians to be the glow cast by the sun god Ra. Yellow Topaz ranges in color from a peachy blush to a deep cognac. A gift of this gemstone is said to symbolize friendship and to strengthen one’s capacity to give and receive love.
Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 AM on November 4.MOON PHASE DATE DEGREE & SIGN TIME Last Quarter 06 15 Leo 00 07:36 PM Solar Eclipse/New Moon 13 21 Scorpio 57 05:08 PM First Quarter 20 28 Aquarius 41 09:31 AM Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon 28 06 Gemini 47 09:46 AM
Planets in the morning sky: Mercury from the 24th, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn from the 12th.
Planets in the night sky: Mercury thru the 12th and Mars.
Retrogrades: Mercury from the 7th to the 26th, Jupiter and Uranus all month, Neptune goes direct on the 11th.
The sun will go into Sagittarius on the 21st.
ARIES – March 20 – April 18
Many interesting changes come to you through family and relationships, so try to go with the flow to see where they lead. Decide on which partnerships are important to you and end the ones that aren’t. Drama gets old after awhile. There will be a lot of action, reactions, running around, and handling a million things at once which will make you exhausted. Plan your days well so you can accomplish as much as possible without feeling overwhelmed or taken advantage of especially before the hectic holidays.
TAURUS – April 19 – May 19
Home life may have some interesting surprises for you. Complications and going in an unexpected direction may annoy you, but not as much as if you catch someone in a lie. Be kind to all around the holidays and pick your battles. Some things aren’t even worth discussing at all. Remember, there are some people who need to be the center of attention and giving in to their negative behavior will only make you angry with yourself for falling for their old martyr games. Learn how to set boundaries and when to say no.
GEMINI – May 20 – June 19
Romance and friendships are very important, so be grateful for all that you love whether it is your family or close friends. The good luck of Jupiter is trying to open so many doors for you, but you aren’t seeing them before you. You are too busy setting up appointments, shopping, and getting ready for the holidays, that when you finally have extra time for yourself, you are just happy to go home and plop yourself in front of the TV, read a book, make a list or sleep. Time to go after some of your dreams now so think about which ones are important to you and start going after them now.
CANCER – June 20 – July 21
Partnerships seem strained and may need to change if you are ready; if not, you must deal with the issues that are bothering you and try to resolve whatever issues are the most important. The holidays may keep you “on hold” but your life needs some important changes; procrastination will not help bring positive energy into your life. You may be seeing things from a very slanted point of view, so make sure you see reality and then be proactive about bringing good choices into your life.
LEO – July 22 – August 21
Partnerships and other peoples’ money seem to be highlighted. Update any personal paperwork that has gone by the wayside and seriously look at your finances as well as your financial goals. With the holidays coming, be sure that you don’t go overboard on gift-giving as your tendency is to over-indulge the ones you love. Thrifty is the new smart. Double check any health issues and get them taken care of before the stress and craziness of family and friends around the holidays gets you frazzled.
VIRGO – August 22 – September 21
Be cautious when spending money because it seems as if it goes very quickly even if you have a planned budget that you are working with. Friends may be an area of concern. They seem to be very talkative, argumentative and perhaps somewhat petty, but do not take offense. Be a good listener and see what their true issues are. It’s really not you. They may need assistance in some areas of life and are going a roundabout way of asking for your help. Romance can be strained, so if things are not on an even keel, it’s time to talk over your problems and get them resolved before the preparations for the holidays.
LIBRA – September 22 – October 21
Sharing love and ideas with friends may uncover some secrets; however, love improves, things get better all around and you have a great time this holiday with family and friends. This is the perfect time to have some “me time” and perhaps a spa day or a go shopping for a new wardrobe. Wait for items to go on sale so you can get more for your money. You laugh a lot more these days and appreciate all the blessings you have and are very grateful for everyone in your life. You finally realize that many people do appreciate you and you are feeling better about helping everyone on many levels.
SCORPIO – October 22 – November 20
Health is very important and you should make this a priority. Be sure to minimize stress so that you can think clearly and be healthy at the same time and enjoy your Thanksgiving with family and friends. Don’t be too sensitive or take things too personally. This is an outstanding time for creative and artistic endeavors, especially in home projects and your career. If your career seems odd or if crazy things are happening there, be sure to get to the bottom of it before the craziness cascades and you are caught in the middle of it. Find out the facts in all situations so that you can make good choices about your next steps.
SAGITTARIUS – November 21 – December 20
Speaking your mind may offend some, so this is a time where you should be very careful about what you say to family and friends. Not everyone understands your sense of humor. This is a great time for you to be writing, chatting with friends, doing artistic pursuits and hobbies and thinking about all the wonderful plans you will have during the holidays. It’s a great time to make up your list of things to do and do them one by one until you feel as if everything you needed to accomplish is done. Relaxation during the holidays is just what the doctor ordered. You have been too exhausted and stressed lately and a quiet holiday with a few people will help rejuvenate you.
CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 19
Big changes are coming your way. New progress is being made in so many areas that you feel as if your whole life is in a constant state of change. There are many responsibilities and obligations that you need to handle, especially at work, and this is exhausting and somewhat depressing. But you are a persistent sign and can do anything you put your mind to. Remember to enjoy Thanksgiving and don’t work through the holidays. Get some down time to refresh and renew your body, mind and spirit. You need to relax and stop taking life so seriously. If you chill a little bit, you will feel as if the weight of the world has been lifted off of your shoulders. You deserve a break, so give yourself one.
AQUARIUS – January 20 – February 18
Dealing with personal issues and finances is very important now. Get as many of your home projects done as you can within your budget and just save up for the rest of them. Don’t get into debt by trying to do everything at once. You will also be very busy around the holidays especially if you volunteer to entertain in your home. Ask for help and let others bring a dish or two. You don’t have to do everything. Issues at work can be exasperating so deal with them calmly and logically so they don’t interfere with your holiday festivities or cause you a headache after hours.
PISCES – February 19 – March 19
One of these days you will actually be able to make money and keep some of it. It seems as if as soon as it comes in, it goes out for some obligation, bill or responsibility. You can be confused by the politics on the job. Be sure to be aware of your true friends and those who are just pretending to be your friend. It seems that someone may not have your best interest at heart. However, relationships seem to improve and you become more involved in charitable organizations or you may wish to volunteer or help those less fortunate over the holidays.