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The Moon In November

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New Moon in Scorpio on November 6, 2010 at 128:52am EST

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Full Moon in Taurus Sunday November 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm EST
Mourning Moon, Dark Moon

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November’s Full Moon

Mourning Moon
by Elizabeth Barrette, Llewellyn Worldwide

In Cherokee tradition, November is the Trading Moon. With the harvest in and necessary foods stocked up, this time before the full force of winter arrives is ideal for visiting and exchanging goods. To the Choctaw, this is the Sassfras Moon. When the mitten-shaped leaves turn orange and drop off, thats a good time to harvest the roots for flavoring beverages. The Dakota Sioux call this the Moon When Horns Are Broken Off. This may refer to the broken antlers that occur when bucks fight over mates.
During November, the earth goes dormant. Many plants die back. People and animals begin relying more on stored foods and fat reserves. Several species of large animals have their mating season in late autumn or early winter. Offer suet and other high-nutrient foods to wildlife. Magically, work spells relating to animals active at this time, such as deer totems. A piece of deerskin leather or some antler buttons can enhance the connection; but an image of a deer may suffice if you are not comfortable with using an actual deer belonging. Rituals may celebrate animals spirits or the introspective energy of the dormant season.

Full Moon in Taurus
by Joni Ross Astrology,

With the Sun in Scorpio, the cosmic message is to face our fears, own our power and let go of what is dying (Pluto). The Moon in Venus-ruled Taurus, illuminates personal resources, possessions, sensuality, survival skills, self-esteem as well as anything that adds to the beauty, comfort, or satisfaction in our lives. Although many things are changing in the world, the Moon message in Taurus, is to enjoy life and the simple pleasure of living.

Uranus Is On The Move

I love these updates by the team, they are so helpful. Some people believe that knowing too much about the activities in the cosmos and the energies traveling through our lives is not only not a good idea but is not helpful at all. Personally, I think the opposite, knowing what’s going on around us helps us prepare ourselves in the journey. We must have strength of will and discipline to not be consumed by it, but instead use the information to make better choices for ourselves and create the life we want. …the tools to build our lives.

This astrology update is very good, it clearly describes the end of an era and the coming into a new one…to me ^_^ I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did.

The seventh planet from the Sun is blue-green in colour with bright clouds, multiple rings and strange moons.
The third largest planet in the Solar System, Uranus is named after the Greek god of the heavens and was the first planet to be discovered through a telescope.
Uranus has a total of 13 rings and 27 known moons, all named after characters in works by William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope. A day on the planet lasts 17 hours while a year on Uranus is equivalent to 84 Earth years.

Uranus in Aries: Promote Your Uniqueness!

Uranus is the planet of rebellion. It brings with it a new way of looking at things and its approach is best met with an expanded consciousness. Originality, inventions, computers, cutting-edge technologies and future events are all ruled by this planet. Uranus sees no need for the status quo, preferring instead to break with tradition and create a new mold. It takes Uranus 84 years to complete its trip around the zodiac and it changes signs every seven years or so.

On May 26-27, Uranus will dip its first toe-in-the-water into Aries, a planet it has not been in for 84 years. However, this is for a brief sojourn, since it will retrograde back into Pisces on August 14, and will get into proper forward gear in Aries only in March 2011.

Uranus wakes things up and rattles the bars of the cage you’ve constructed around one area of your life. You’ll suddenly find out where you’ve been compromising too much, trying to fit yourself into a square hole to suit others when really you’re a round peg. Uranus wants you to exert your independence and promote your uniqueness. Be yourself no matter who you startle or shock. Admittedly it isn’t always co-operative and can be downright rebellious but it will trail blaze you into the future. Uranus is the torchbearer who leads the way into the unknown or into what you haven’t previously experienced. It may feel initially unsettling but the end result will be to liberate you if you accept the challenge.

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, fiery, full of initiative and energy. The combination of Uranus and Aries will be revitalizing, a kick start to get you moving faster. It’ll clear your head of cobwebs and odd delusions which have been fostered by Uranus in Pisces. You’ll be moving straight ahead without a moment to waste.

Just three hours before Uranus shifts sign there is a Full Moon in Sagittarius. Cancer and the other two Water signs, Scorpio and Pisces may be hyper-sensitive since they tend to react to the mood swings of the Moon on the opposite side of the zodiac from the Sun. But, this is one of the less emotional Full Moons of the year so they won’t be edgy for long.

Hot Summer Days

Summer has arrived, and the hot and sweaty days are great to help the body remove toxins and cleanse itself of impurities. Have you noticed that we tend to eat less in summer? The hot energy of the body is definitely stronger during the summer keeping the body vital and energized, needing less food. During the cold winter days the body uses the energy of the food we ingest to create more vital energy to store. So let’s welcome the natural purification process and enjoy the Sun’s vitality.
Have you ever wondered where the old saying: dog days of summer comes from? .. well these hot days from early July through August and part of September are named after the “Dog Star”, Sirius. During the first 5 days of the month of July Sirius rises in the sky and sets in conjunction with the majestic Sun, astronomers call this phenomenon “helical”, which comes from Helios –rising and setting.
Since the ancient times of Egypt, Sirius has been known as the Nile Star or Star of Isis. About 5,000 years ago the rising of such star marked the flooding of the Nile River. The story indicates that the statue of Isis, at the Dendera temple, had a precious jewel in her forehead, and when the light of the Star of Sirius hit the jewel, the flooding began.
The etymology of the word Sirius may originate from various places: the Egyptian word sihor, which means Nile, or from the Greek word seirios, which translates scorching. The Romans knew it as Canicula, because the location of this star is in the constellation Canis Major, which could translate “the big dog”. To the Romans, the hot energy-waves of this phenomenon drove men and dogs mad, and called these blazing hot days caniculares. In the sixteenth century the translation of this Latin word to English was “dog days”.
The Sirius star has become a big part of the history of the Cosmos. It is one of the brightest stars in the sky and can be easily seen with the naked eye. To the Norse it was known as Loki’s Brand. The Dogon tribe, in Africa, believe Sirius B (the small companion of the larger Sirius A) to be the navel of the Universe and home to the mysterious race known as the Nommo.

The Pleiades, a cluster of seven stars found in the Taurean constellation also show themselves during these dog days of summer, just ahead of the Sun, when we look towards the east-norht-east horizon. This group of stars is only one million years old, when our precious dinosaurs walked the green Earth. To the Greek the Pleiades were known as the Seven Sisters: Alcyone, Asterope, Celaeno, Dryope (also Merope or Aero), Electra, Maia, Taygete. Daughters of Pleione and Atlas, the Titan who held the world. This is what has given them the name Atlantides. The story says that one beautiful day, the hunter Orion saw Pleiades walking the countryside and mesmerized by their glow wanted them for himself. For seven years he tried to win them over, until Zeus turned them into stars, as they have so persistently asked for.
In some cultures, the appearance of these stars signaled the beginning of the new year. To the Vikings, the Pleiades were known as Freya’s Hens, to the Maori they were known as the Mataariki, to the Australian they are the Makara, and to the Japanese they are the Subaru … which is the reason why the world known car company uses them in their logo.
To the Native American, as well as the Greeks, the Pleiades were also known to be a vision test, the number of stars you could see determined the sharpness of your eyesight.