Astro Blog by Rob Tillett
It’s a rare wind that blows no-one any good, so in this blog I present a brief insight into the planetary moves, for good or ill, outlined in detail on AstroScope Me. Since other things interest me from time to time, I’ll also point to other curious topics as well. Now, read on…
Here’s another shot of me and my heavy metal band of astro brothers during an ancient astrology conference and sacrificial feast. We had a great time in centuries BCE, not to mention during the renaissance, when we came back into vogue with a vengeance. Having been shunted into the background by the so-called “Enlightenment”, we are once more here to help with the latest daily horoscope forecasts for November, right here on AstroScope Me! Check out what is in store for you via my Daily Horoscopes for November.
Your Month Ahead
Queen Suzanna Collins, our gorgeous Astrologer of the Nile has had a complete makeover in recent weeks and has now presented her insights into the month ahead. It’s a truly Scorpionic month, with Mars and Pluto combining in Capricorn. Kaboom! Suzanna is a Capricorn with Scorpio Rising and Moon in Libra, so this image really suits her! Check out Queen Suzanna’s Monthly Horoscopes for November. http://astroscope.me/monthscope.html
Scorpio Sexuality. Scorpio sexuality is deep, intense and all-consuming. The Scorpion seeks transformation through the sexual experience, which they never undertake lightly. Ruled by Mars, the god of primitive action and (in modern astrology) Pluto the lord of the underworld, Scorpio mixes primal passion with a profound need to uncover the mysteries of life and death, including and especially sexual ones. Scorpio’s emotions run deep and their faculty of intuition is remarkably accurate, so the Scorpion antennae can prick up and pick out a prospective partner at first sight. To learn more about Scorpio Sexuality (if you dare): http://astroscope.me/scorpiosex.html
The Way of the Scorpion! Seductive Scorpio, the sign of intensity, sexuality and deep transformation, is the eighth sign of the tropical zodiac. As the Sun joins the Moon in a Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, accompanied by luscious Venus, we are focused on exploring the deep and fascinating world of astrology and relationships. Scorpio, the Scorpion, our featured Sign of the month has a magnetic personality, with a sense of personal power which can be both exciting and overwhelming (for gentler souls!). Scorpio people are intensely interested in discovering the deep truths about relationships, spiritual matters and themselves. They love to get to the bottom of things and make great detectives. There’s no casual fooling around on the surface with a Scorpio! They want to get to the heart of the matter and soon become impatient with superficiality. Read about Scorpio and all the other signs right here on our website: http://astroscope.me/scorpiolink.html
Lili Rosace has sent in her monthly tarotscopes in her usually competent, witchy way, giving a unique insight into what is in store over the month ahead. The Tarot is a mystical book, a set of archetypal symbols, clarifying the cosmic tendencies so that we may better understand ourselves and our roles in the world. Lili’s Monthly Tarotscopes for November are a reading of the energy surrounding your Sun Sign over the month ahead, detailing your relationships, romance, career and overall outlook.
Sex, Death and Rebirth! As the blazing Sun enters Scorpio at the end of October 2014, Sue Hopper, a Pisces, has written a wonderful article on the subject of Sex, Death and Rebirth—the essence of the Scorpion heart—which we first published some time back on this site. It’s intense! Sue is a great writer and a fabulous astrologer, so it seems right to publish it once more here on AstroScope Me. Now, read more on the Sex, Death and Rebirth: the Mysteries of Scorpio. http://astroscope.me/mysteries.html
Halloween. Halloween, the light-hearted modern festivity of ghosts and ghoulies, frights and feast, trick or treat, has much more serious (and scary!) origins in the ancient Celtic Feast of the Dead. All Saints’ Day (November 1), also known as All Hallows’ Day is followed by All Souls’ Day (Nov 2), a christianized version of the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, the Feast of the Dead. The Christian theological basis for the feast is that the faithful on earth can aid the salvation of the departed souls by prayers, good deeds and especially by the sacrifice of the Mass, but the customs of Samhain are just a bit spookier! This festival has survived, due to its connection with the archetypal energies that it evokes and due to its more recent connection with the Christian festival of All Souls, which the Church has instituted as a substitute for this pagan celebration.
Check out Halloween. http://astroscope.me/halloween.html
All Hallows’ Eve. October 31 is Samhain. All Hallows. All Hallows’ Eve. Hallow E’en. Halloween. The most magical night of the year. Exactly opposite Beltane on the wheel of the year, Halloween is Beltane’s dark twin. A night of glowing jack-o’-lanterns, bobbing for apples, tricks or treats, and dressing in costume. A night of ghost stories and séances, tarot card readings and scrying with mirrors. A night of power, when the veil that separates our world from the Otherworld is at its thinnest. Mike Nicholls explains that All Hallows’ Eve is the eve of All Hallows’ Day (November 1). And for once, even popular tradition remembers that the eve is more important than the day itself, the traditional celebration focusing on October 31, beginning at sundown. More on All Hallows’ Eve. http://astroscope.me/allhallowseve.html
Diwali, Festival of Lights. The best-known of the Hindu festivals, Diwali is celebrated throughout India at the New Moon on the fifteenth day of the month Kartika, or Ashwin (October/November), as well as in Indian communities throughout the world. A moveable feast, Diwali happens on October 23, 2014 – though it is a five-day festivity. A harvest festival and a celebration of the Lunar New Year, Diwali has strong astrological energies, like similar festivals the world over. The worship of Lakshmi, goddess of wealth, and Ganesha, the divine remover of obstacles, is also celebrated throughout the country at this time. It signifies the renewal of life, so it is the done thing to wear new clothes on the day of the festival. It seems to have begun as a harvest festival, yet, as the beginning of the Lunar New Year, it also heralds the approach of winter and the start of a new sowing season. The name “Diwali” (from the sanskrit: deepãvali, meaning “a garland of lamps”) is spot on for this festival, when every household is ablaze with light! It’s like Christmas, the New Year and the Fourth of July all rolled up into one, with gambling and new clothes thrown in for good measure…