Nov 6, 2023 | by Daniel Giamario |
With the most remarkable second eclipse season behind us, our attention now goes to Saturn, Jupiter and Venus.
On Saturday, November 4, at 12:03am PDT, Saturn stationed direct at 0Pisces30. Saturn had been in retrograde since June 17, 2023. This is a significant turning point in understanding and aligning with the initiatory intention of Saturn cycles. Each Saturn cycle, applied as aspects to a natal chart or to the human timeline, lasts about nine months – the amount of time it takes for a woman to carry a child to term. This stationary direct point can be thought of as a “full speed ahead” indicator, lasting in most cases up to when Saturn reaches 7Pisces12 on February 7, 2024, the degree that it previously stationed retrograde.
By now, objective, reality-based conclusions can be trusted with regards to what is not working or what you no longer want to be doing. Decide to clear the space for something new. If objective reality has given positive and “fair” feedback, now is a great time to totally commit to your next life stage. It is, however, important to remember: If you now keep doing what you have received evidence that it’s actually no longer working, but you still continue as always, that’s a clear decision to crystallize at the same place. This stage in the Saturn cycle is to be taken seriously and to be respected as a teacher, requiring comprehensive sobriety and respect. Learn more about Saturn with the Saturn The Liberator course!
A day earlier, on Friday, November 3, the Sun reached its yearly opposition with Jupiter at 10Scorpio30 / 10Taurus30. Blazing at -2.9, its brightest magnitude of the year, and closest to Earth, Jupiter truly dominates the night sky after Venus sets in the evening. Located in the stars of the Ram Constellation, it is particularly striking when seen in the hours before dawn. This Jupiter event is just one of many amplifiers to the rare (only every 83 years) alignment of Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus, which have their only exact conjunction on April 20, 2024, at 21Taurus51. Of importance on the world stage is that the natal chart of Israel has the Sun at 23Taurus39, Chiron at 21Scorpio24Rx, and the North Node at 14Taurus01. The upcoming New Moon is at 20Scorpio44. Consider this deeply in light of history!
Seen before dawn a good 2 1/2 hours before sunrise, Venus at -4.4 magnitude has just passed by the star Denebola, the tail of the Lion constellation, and is now on her way to the stars of the Priestess. On Thursday, November 9, the Moon aligns with Venus at the throat chakra gate in her morning star journey towards the underworld. Of note is that tomorrow, November 7 is the last chance to join our 19-month ceremonial group: “The Journey of Inanna Revisioned, with Mars”. Details here.
You may also wish to read TOTAMS’ Astrologer Silvianne Delmars’ excellent article about the Sabian and Chandra symbolism of this Venus Gate.
Also noteworthy is that the Moon will pass in front of Venus at this throat chakra gate, called a lunar occultation. It will be visible from Europe, western Russia, Greenland, Svalbard, parts of Africa and Asia. More information and timings for the different parts of the world are found here.
Taurid Meteor Shower
A possible wild card in this entire scenario is the yearly Taurid meteor shower which peaks in early November. Although in 2023 it is not expected to be a particularly strong one, it is important to remember that many researchers have suspected it was objects from the Taurid meteor stream which were responsible for the cataclysms initiating the events of the Younger Dryas over 13,000 years ago. This meteor shower is best seen just after midnight, with its radiant being in the Bull Constellation.