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Starscope : November - December 2000
by Carol Roland, MA, written exclusively for Community ConneXion
Carol Roland

For all signs:

We are entering a season that earth-based religions marked as a time to honor the cycle of death and rebirth. Halloween is the remnant of their New Year celebration. In facing the goblins, the fearful things in our lives, with merriment we become empowered, reborn. In the Northern hemisphere we are facing a greater awareness of darkness in our physical world. On a psychological level we begin confrontations with our own fears and shadows. The primary signs of November and December are Scorpio and Sagittarius. In Scorpio we descend into the depths of the ocean of our unconscious mind and find the hidden treasure, the lost parts of our own soul. In Sagittarius we ascend with the wings of Pegasus learning to view what we have discovered from a spiritual perspective. The end of December carries energy for practical application of the new information.

For individual signs: (See birth date period in parenthesis)

The following information applies in general for each sun sign; look also at the sign of your ascendant for additional information.

^Aries (March 21 - April 20)

More than any other sign this month, Aries is asked to explore your own deeper emotional issues, a subject you would rather avoid. Jump in with a sense of adventure, allow yourself to get in touch with your feelings.

_Taurus (April 21 - May 20)

Your attitudes about partnerships and mutual values are challenged. What are others reflecting back to you? What you are noticing, both the shadows and their true value, may be parts of yourself that you have not seen.

`Gemini (May 21 - June 21) November may challenge you to heal some of your own deeper issues. Value what you have to offer to others in preparation for the expansive relationship potential in December.

aCancer (June 22 - July 22) Use the energy of November to look for those lost parts of your own passion and creativity. Denial of your own needs can lead to illness; discovery allows you to be a healer for others.

bLeo (July 23 - August 22) To move forward into your own power during this time period you need first to look to your roots, your foundation. Journey work would be helpful to heal not only the issues of your childhood, but some unknown genetic memories.

cVirgo (August 23 - September 22) During this time you can learn about yourself through a study of deeper aspects of communication: the hidden messages that are given not only in what you say, but in the body language and what is not said. NLP would be a useful tool for self-discovery and the ability to help others.

dLibra (September 23 - October 23) In your desire for peace and harmony what have you given away of deep value, if only to you? In giving up something you love to please another, you have dropped a piece of your soul in the sand at the bottom of your unconscious. Time to identify the problem, then speak your truth.

eScorpio (October 24 - November 22) Scorpio energy is always a challenge to carry, but especially before your birthday. You are more aware of the energy of death and rebirth than other signs, so this period has potential for being more fearful or more empowering. Remember the merriment of Halloween and see the false face of any gremlins in your life. Claim your own shamanic power for transformation of yourself and others.

fSagittarius (November 23 - December 21) November can feel uncomfortable for the usually merry Sagittarius. You tend to try to get through life "Whistling a Happy Tune" and pretending not to be afraid. With the shadow side of yourself now breathing down your neck you have to make a conscious choice to look at it. Only by making that choice can you develop the Pegasus wings you long to use.

gCapricorn (December 22 - January 20) You can discover your shadow and the lost parts of yourself within community this month. But you have to be willing to journey, dive deep into your own unconscious to find your own issues rather than concentrating on directing the healing of others.

hAquarius (January 21 - February 18) Aquarius is always aware of the power issues of the world and others. This month you need to look at you own hidden power issues and your own shadow parts which tend to be much more apparent to others then to you.

iPisces (February 19 - March 20) You are a spiritual being in conflict with traditional belief dogma. The problem is that you have difficulty explaining what it is you do believe and standing up for yourself. You are challenged now to learn to communicate your own unique picture, to share and value it while teaching others to appreciate each individual part of the great whole.

Astrologer and Feng Shui Consultant, Carol Roland is an RN with a Master’s degree in counseling psychology. She combines over 25 years of counseling and design experience to assist in the creation of joyful relationships, within yourself and with your outer world. She can be reached by phone at 503-643-1831 or e-mail: