November comes with our last eclipse for 2022, a lunar eclipse in Taurus, and a new moon in positive Sagittarius!
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What is a New Moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a Lunar Eclipse?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy. Lunar eclipses occur when full moons are within 18 1/2 degrees of the Lunar Nodes (the points in the Moon's orbit where the Moon crosses the ecliptic).
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus: November 8th 2022 (6:03AM ET/3:03AM PT)
Our final eclipse for 2022 comes to us in November as a lunar eclipse in Taurus. This is the second one in this eclipse set since we also had a lunar eclipse in Taurus about a year ago, so we may be continuing some of the themes from about a year ago with this eclipse.
The Taurus lunar eclipse can spotlight what we're insecure about, what we're uncertain with, and what we're experiencing instability with, and we can feel more emotionally uneasy because of this. It's spotlighting this to get us to do something about it and finally make improvements.
If we haven't been doing things the right way when it comes to what we value, how we develop our confidence, and money matters, this eclipse may punish us for that, and we can experience more challenges and delays. But if we've done things the right way, we may see some rewards, and make progress or have new opportunities.
We do need to remember that Mars is also retrograde appearing to move backward) for this eclipse, so frustrations can easily lead to fights and violence, and we need to manage frustrated energy in a healthy way.
This lunar eclipse has some extra wild energy as it's opposite both Mercury and Venus in Scorpio, square (hard aspect, 3 signs away) Saturn in Aquarius, and conjunct (aligned with) Uranus in Taurus. Yikes! That is very hard energy!
Communication may be a problem thanks to Mercury, there can be difficulties with others thanks to Venus, we can feel overwhelmed and stifled thanks to Saturn, and it may seem like chaos is winning thanks to Uranus. Again, we need to be responsible, manage frustrations properly, do things the right way and for the right reasons.
The Taurus solar eclipse about 6 months ago was also conjunct Uranus, so these eclipses have been big triggers for change on a larger scale as well as individually. Take control of the changes you want to make and go about them in healthy, productive ways.
The lunar eclipse occurs at 16 degrees 1 minute Taurus. Aspects to the full moon are:
Conjunction: 11 degrees 1 minute - 21 degrees 1 minute Taurus
Semisextile: 14 degrees 1 minute - 18 degrees 1 minute Aries or Gemini
Sextile: 11 degrees 1 minute - 21 degrees 1 minute Cancer or Pisces
Square: 11 degrees 1 minute - 21 degrees 1 minute Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 11 degrees 1 minute - 21 degrees 1 minute Virgo or Capricorn
Quincunx: 14 degrees 1 minute - 16 degrees 1 minute Libra or Sagittarius
Opposition: 11 degrees 1 minute - 21 degrees 1 minute Scorpio
New Moon in Sagittarius: November 23rd 2022 (5:58PM ET/2:58PM PT)
The new moon in November comes to us in upbeat Sagittarius, and this is usually a very positive new moon. We're much more optimistic, want to focus on the good, and we can have a positive outlook on life.
Sagittarius is the big thinker, so we can come up with big ideas, big plans, and see the big picture. We can see what's possible, and believe that it really is possible.
We're thinking to big and bright that we can talk big, but sometimes we don't back this up with action, so that's something we have to keep in mind. Actions speak louder than words!
There's big Sagittarius energy with this new moon because Venus enters Sagittarius 7 days before, Mercury enters Sagittarius 6 days before, the Sun enters Sagittarius the day before, and the natural ruler of Sagittarius, Jupiter, ends its retrograde on the same day as the new moon (4 minutes later!).
We may be extra focused on things that Jupiter/Sagittarius rule: expansion in some way, learning/teaching/education, writing/words, travel/flight, the law.
The new moon occurs at 1 degree 38 minutes Sagittarius. Aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 38 minutes Sagittarius
Sextile: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 38 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Square: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 38 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 38 minutes Aries or Leo
Opposition: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 38 minutes Gemini
Since the new moon is early in Sagittarius, aspects may also be felt out-of-sign (as if it were late in Scorpio), but only with planets at 29 degrees (and it still might be very faint). They would be in:
Sextile: Virgo or Capricorn
Square: Leo or Aquarius
Trine: Cancer or Pisces
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations by house and aspects