By Vikki Anderson
Important Dates: November 1 All Saint’s Day, World Vegan Day; 2 All Soul’s Day, U.S. General Election Day; 7 Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m.; 11 Veteran’s Day; 13 World Kindness Day; 15 America Recycles Day; 16 International Tolerance Day; 17 World Peace Day; 18 Great American Smokeout; Universal Children’s Day; 24 Evolution Day; 25 Thanksgiving; 26 Black Friday; 28 Advent Begins, Chanukah begins, and 30 Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day!
Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Without going back to the history of the first Thanksgiving held by the Pilgrims and Native Americans, it wasn’t until 1817 that New York became one of the first states to officially adopt Thanksgiving as an annual holiday. Many other states followed suit but all celebrated on different days.
President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, supposedly as a response to a campaign organized by magazine editor Sara Joseph Hale. In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving Day forward one week, as it is presently celebrated.
On November 10, 1947, President Harry Truman received a live turkey from the National Turkey Federation in what has become an annual White House Thanksgiving tradition. The White House Presentation signals the beginning of the holiday season of national thanks, historically representing agriculture’s bountiful harvest. The presentation also highlights the contributions of America’s turkey growers as well as the important role of agriculture in modern America.
Older than our nation itself is the custom of resting from our labors for one day at harvest time and of dedicating that day to gratitude to the Almighty God for the many blessings which He has heaped upon us. Now, as the cycle of the year nears completion, it is fitting that we should lift up our hearts again in special prayers.
|MOON PHASE||DATE||DEGREE, SIGN & MINUTES||TIME|
|New Moon||04||29 Libra 26||05:14 PM|
|First Quarter||11||12 Aquarius 05||07:45 AM|
|Full Moon||19||22 Taurus 48||03:57 AM|
|Third Quarter||27||28 Leo 49||07:27 AM|
|Retrograde Planets||Uranus and Neptune all month.|
|Sun goes into Sagittarius|
on November 23rd.
ARIES – March 21 – April 19
This seems like a really fun, creative and positive time for you. Don’t run yourself ragged. Creativity, home DIY projects as well as helping children with their school projects can also keep you occupied. You see much potential in your home and you want to do many things by yourself. It’s sort of calming therapy for you where you can think clearly and not feel pressured. However, you will get much done and be so proud of your accomplishments. Don’t let things get out of hand around the holidays. Time to reflect, write, communicate your feelings with family and loved ones.
TAURUS – April 20 – May 20
Take life nice and easy. Read, go to work or telecommute, and catch up on TV shows. Any possible medical procedures you need or have been putting off should be taken care of as soon as possible so there are no complications in the future. Changes in the way you act and interact with those you love are possible. Your patience level is very low at this time. Try to go with the flow. Thinking also changes as you are interested in so many different areas now. Expand your mind; learn what you can. Home life improves and you feel as if you are going to have a wonderful month and Thanksgiving holiday. Many pleasant surprises seem to be in your future, so be prepared to graciously accept what others want to offer.
GEMINI – May 21 – June 21
Getting you out of the house is an issue. You want to visit friends and family, but you are involved in too many different projects to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Perhaps, join a small group in an area of interest and meet new friends. Life seems to be getting back on track, but with the holidays just around the corner, you may get overwhelmed again. Sit back, relax and do what you absolutely have to do for any particular day or situation. Love life may be a little difficult, mainly because other things have your attention. Finish those projects, get your house in order, and be sure to know what you really want out of life.
CANCER – June 22 – July 22
Do not overlook any potential partners that may have loved you for some time but you didn’t notice. This is an outstanding time for discussion, compromise and seeing each other’s points of view. It is a time where you will turn into best friends and truly understand each other on a new spiritual level. Thoughts and long discussions will be shared in a most loving and thoughtful way. You are extremely sensitive now so be sure that you don’t take too many things personally as the other person probably didn’t even know you were offended or hurt by the comment. Prepare your lovely Thanksgiving feast, but give yourself time to get everything done on a schedule so you don’t get inundated with non-essential busy work.
LEO – July 23 – August 22
You are doing a fine job considering “the times we are living through.” Perhaps an interest in Zoom classes or attending seminars would help get you out of some disheartening days this month. Don’t let others bring you down. Thinking of continuing a career or starting a new home-based business sounds very reasonable and profitable. You want to be in a relationship, but you also want the flexibility to do whatever you want to do when you want to do it. Or you may also find challenges in a current relationship, something you have to figure out on your own. You have great confidence in yourself, but you may seek another’s approval.
VIRGO – August 23 – September 22
You need to loosen up a little and have some fun. Emotions are thwarted now, so try not to be sarcastic or harsh with anyone, especially at work, or it may come back to haunt you. During the start of the holiday season, be sure that you have taken care of mundane tasks so they you won’t be thinking about them. Update important papers such as wills, insurance policies, living wills, etc. Try to stray out of your “safety zone” and explore what else is out there for you. Then you will be ready to enjoy Thanksgiving with your family and friends no matter where the holiday conversations take you. You will be ready to be witty and funny and have an extraordinary time.
LIBRA – September 23 – October 23
Friends are important now so be sure to keep the lines of communication open between them. You may also be thinking of taking care of paperwork and getting boring chores done and behind you before the festivities start at the end of the month. Organize a list of what you want to get done and then follow the list. This is such a lucky time for you, so it would be advantageous to get everything you wanted done finished, so you will have time for fun. If you have invited family and friends to your house for Thanksgiving, prepare the list of chores and food shopping ahead of time and do it over several days’ time so you will not have to rushed and feel exhausted.
SCORPIO – October 24 – November 22
You may feel insecure about many things, but sadness, depression, or insecurity keeps you at home or on the computer, phone or iPad. Go out and explore, even if it’s on your own. Thinking negatively is not going to bring you any opportunities or positive choices. You need positive energy around you, so try to lighten up. Travel plans seem to be in your future, or at the very least you are trying to convince yourself whether or not you can afford to take a trip during this holiday season. You are strong and determined; those attributes will help you make important decisions on the job especially when giving out new projects. You know employees’ minds are on the holidays and not particularly concentrating on new projects and budgets.
SAGITTARIUS – November 23 – December 21
This is a great time to find out what it is you’ve missed this past year and a half and try to do it. Travel is fun, even if it’s a weekend getaway. It does seem as if you are trying to save a bit of money; however, you’re secure. Don’t be extravagant, but be sure to see family and friends. It will bring joy to them and to yourself! Work is going well although there is a lot of hard work ahead of you, but you can certainly handle it well. You may be your own worst enemy at this time. Do what you can and let other things go. Self-confidence issues may arise. It’s not you, but the overwhelming issues that are swarming around you. Handle one issue at time and you’ll be fine.
CAPRICORN – December 22 – January 20
You seem to be getting organized and ready to rejoin humanity. Writing, short distance travel, computers and family can give you hours of fun and creativity. Even if unexpected things happen, they will be for the best. You find it hard to be spontaneous so the universe seems to need to give you a push on to a new path. You have to figure out what is the most important issue and do something positive to resolve it. Many thoughts are leaning towards secrets and keeping things to yourself. There is little time to read; however, you may be able to get few audio books to play in the car. Have the holiday you want and don’t give into the pressure of doing something that was not your vision of the perfect holiday.
AQUARIUS – January 21 – February 18
Work may be causing you too much stress, so you should take a few personal or vacation days and relax. Things don’t seem to be going on the right track and you are helping others with their issues rather than facing your own. You may feel a bit overcome or depressed as the holidays progress, so get out of that frame of mind now so you can be happy and ready to share the fun season with your family and friends. You are making more decisions about yourself and what you want to do now. Getting your home ready for the holidays is a big task, and you make it a magical place every year for the family. Life will flow nicely and you will accomplish all you wish.
PISCES – February 19 – March 20
Home life has been busy, but it is calming down. You feel that something in your home has to change. Be creative, innovative, inventive, and original so that you will change your outlook to a positive one. You could be redecorating the house, getting new furniture, new rugs or maybe even a new computer. You will be ahead of the game by doing everything now so that when the holidays roll around, you will be finished with your goals. Be careful about overspending during the holidays. You have enough saved to do the shopping you want; however, be sure you stay within your budget. The size or amount of the gift doesn’t really matter. You’ve heard it a million times, but it is the thought that counts.
Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 50 years. You may make an appointment by text or call 908-887-0052 to schedule a telephone astrology or tarot consultation or to set up an in-person Feng Shui consultation. www.vikkianderson.net.