Woodlot Horoscopes for November 2017

Woodlot Horoscopes for November 2017

This month's horoscopes were written in collaboration with Andi Astre (aka Mystic Sandwich) of The Good Spirit—a curated metaphysical boutique in Vancouver that aims to provide clarity in your spiritual path by way of introspection, intuition, and inspiration. 

Early in the month, a Full Moon in Taurus brings a focus on finances and self-worth, emphasizing that when we feel worthy, we attract abundance. If we don’t feel we deserve wealth, we will block it from entering our lives. So, we have this opportunity to address our mindset around money and resources, and clear the path for more to flow into our lives.

There is a lineup of planets in Scorpio this month, and a New Moon in Scorpio on the 18th. This energy turns our gaze within; to dive deep into our souls, to unearth wounds, complexes and self-defeating tendencies. We transform through witnessing our own pain, through forgiving ourselves and others, then finally, letting go.

Zodiac illustrations by Katie Maasik

Aries by Katie Maasik

(March 21-April 19)

When I feel stressed about money, I stop, and consider what is most important to me. When I clarify my values, my resources flow efficiently and effectively. I recognize that we all deserve to live with abundance. With this knowledge, I spend money in gratitude, knowing it’s going toward something I value and with the knowledge that more will flow into my life. As I invite material abundance, I also invite love, connection and intimacy–which can be scary but also rewarding. Yes, there is a risk of being hurt, but I know nothing worthwhile is without risk. As an Aries, I know courage, and I know courage means going ahead despite fear, rather, as some people think – to be fearless. I muster my courage and open up to those in my life whom I’m closest to. I share my heart, my energy. I allow myself to love, to be loved and to receive the warmth, and true connection that comes when I open myself to intimacy.

Taurus by Katie Maasik

(April 20-May 20)

I receive the light of the Full Moon, allowing it to illuminate me, to offer me vitality, fullness, abundance and attention. As this month is my half birthday, the point in the year when the Sun is exactly opposite where it was at my birth, I reflect on the past 6 months and consider the stories that have unfolded. I allow the meaning of my life to reveal itself. While I value solitude, I know how important my relationships are. I contemplate the people I’m closest to and what they mean to me. I consider what I need from these relationships and whether those needs are being met. I connect to my throat chakra, so I may speak my truth from my soul and communicate my needs and desires, as well as my love and gratitude.

Gemini by Katie Maasik

(May 21-June 21)

We all have aspects of ourselves we keep hidden. We all have basements full of dusty boxes. We hide the aspects of ourselves we are ashamed or afraid of. We also conceal aspects of ourselves that are powerful – afraid of our own brilliance. But what if we were content in our wholeness, exactly as we are? What if we could see and forgive what we are ashamed of and face our deepest fears? What if we owned our genius? I descend the stairs to the basement, to unpack the boxes of my soul. I see myself in my entirety; witnessing all aspects. I accept what is right now, as it is. I release the endless desire for improvement, for change, for transformation. I accept myself as I am. Paradoxically, transformation may well result from such radical self-acceptance. Yet, I do not need to DO it. All I need to do, is accept, allow and love.

Cancer by Katie Maasik

(June 21-July 22)

When I receive rewards and recognition, I take the time to celebrate. When my community supports me, I take the time to receive the support, love and care. I give myself credit for the work I’ve done and for the courage it takes to share it. When my community does not acknowledge my contributions, I take a step back and seek to make new connections with people who will truly support me, who see me as I am and recognize my unique gifts. Whether my creative projects are received or not, I recognize the importance of this work and begin anew, to express myself freely and in ways that are true to my soul.

Leo by Katie Maasik

(July 23-August 22)

We all came to Earth for a reason. The reason may be modest or it may be extravagant, but either way, the work is divine. Some of us came here to be healers, others – communicators. Some are artists, some, parents. Some of us are meant to raise the vibrations through our thoughts and love. This month, I gain more clarity regarding my purpose – the divine work I am here to do. When I receive recognition and attention for my offerings, I allow myself to feel the support, the encouragement, the appreciation. Yet I do not allow it to inflate my ego. I recognize that all divine work flows through me – not of me – but from elsewhere. I seek to be of service and with humility, I bow my head to my work again and create.

Virgo by Katie Maasik

(August 23-September 22)

I seek the subtle and refined balance between intuition and fact, between personal truth and received wisdom, between the divine and the mundane. I recognize that many of my beliefs were inherited from my culture or my family. I take the time to investigate my beliefs, to question their value, and to release those that no longer serve me. I accept that it is difficult but entirely possible to slough off the old world in which I’ve lived, and to enter into a world of magic and beauty. And I am ready. I seek to expand my mind by being open to possibility and love, by engaging in spiritual practice; by travelling, learning and connecting with people who are different from me.

Libra by Katie Maasik

(September 23-October 22)

I recognize that loss is necessary for gain, and death, necessary for birth. I understand that true intimacy requires releasing control – letting go of who I think I am; in order to open up to possibility, to presence, to another’s soul...to be transformed into someone new and yet, altogether me. In order to become truer to my own nature, all that isn’t me must be stripped away. I am ready to choose to move on, to release the past and heal. I am ready for the present and the future. I welcome happiness, intimacy, growth, joy, and laughter. I welcome transformation, renewal – rebirth.

Scorpio by Katie Maasik

(October 23-November 21)

When people show me who they are, I see it. They may show me they are loving, or loyal. They may show me they are dishonest or mean. I accept reality as it is, not as I wish it to be. I harness the courage to face the truth. I recognize that everything happens in divine timing and for a reason. As relationships reach their culmination, completions, fullness – I seek to understand the arc of this story. I seek truth, a greater awareness, and to understand myself better. I seek to understand my part in the unfoldment of things. I see that as I sew, so I reap. I see that as I am being caring and well intentioned, I am sowing seeds that will flower into fruits of love. I accept that when I love myself, and recognize that I deserve to be loved, then love flows into my life. I deserve relationships that nourish me with happiness, joy and laughter.

Sagittarius by Katie Maasik

(November 22-December 21)

All of us have dependencies and so called “bad habits”. We’ve adopted ways to cope, ways to survive, ways to get by. I honour the ways that I’ve coped. I honour my so called “bad habits” for helping me get by. I forgive myself. I recognize that when I’m ready to release these means of coping, when they no longer serve me – that I can choose to do so. I know that I can change. I know that habits are just that and that when I’m ready, I can let them go. I release the patterns that don’t help me anymore. I choose to welcome healthy habits into my life. I choose health, healing and happiness.

Capricorn by Katie Maasik

(December 22-January 19)

I see how important pleasure is. I see the importance of fun, laughter, play and creativity. More and more, I’m finding my voice – my unique way of expressing myself. More and more, I’m true to myself, as I relax into the creative flow of life. I enjoy myself. When others recognize my contributions, I receive their recognition and praise. When others don’t see my contributions, I offer praise to myself – I honour myself. I celebrate the creativity I contribute to the world, seeking out connections with people and groups who nourish me, who accept and love me as I am. I open to the possibility of new friendships, new connections, new possibilities and dreams for the future.

Aquarius by Katie Maasik

(January 19-February 18)

I’m coming to see more clearly how my earliest experiences here on Earth have shaped me. I’m coming to know myself better, recognizing that self-knowledge leads to healing and the expansion of consciousness. I see how my early childhood, the home and environment in which I was raised, and my relationships with my family members have shaped my patterns of response. With this clarity comes freedom – the freedom to chose differently if I so desire. The freedom to act – rather than react. I see too how this deep inner work ripples through my life; as-as I heal one part of my psyche, my relationships, career, creativity and sense of enjoyment, all receive healing. All flow more smoothly with greater ease and joy.

Pisces by Katie Maasik

(February 19-March 20)

The depths of my soul are silent and rich. The deepest parts of me are wordless. I know realms beyond language, infinite and brilliant and pure. And yet, I see the necessity of communication. I recognize that words are never exact, that there is always a negotiation, a dialogue, I deciphering of meaning. And yet, I dare to speak. I dare to put words, even if imperfect, to my innermost longings and musings. I work to refine my communications, to receive feedback, to make adjustments so that my message is delivered effectively. I find my voice, I speak my soul. I know the world will benefit from my contributions.

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