by Lina Elisabeth Preston 3 min read

The United States presidential election is nearly here. But the most important astrological event in November occurs when Jupiter leaves Sagittarius and joins Saturn in Capricorn on November 20. 

Mercury and the Election

Mercury, the planet of communication and discrimination, has an important role during an election. Mercury has been retrograde since October 13 and is turning direct on November 3rd, election day for the United States. Mercury, also the fact checking planet, needs to be strong now as the votes are counted.

Mercury and the Sun are together in Libra, a sign symbolically represented by the scales. The scales represent fairness. After everything is taken into account and weighed the scales reveal the balance.  

However, the close aspect from Saturn to Mercury reveals that Mercury is under stress. This Saturnian energy is demanding. Saturn can delay, and may even block the flow of energy.  

An 8th house influence from Mars to Sun/Mercury reveals that actions are taken behind the scenes.

On November 3rd the Moon will be with Rahu in Taurus. They both have strength in this sign and their conjunction shows an event of great magnitude. However, Rahu conjunct Moon can throw deceptive smokescreens on our perception. It can manifest anxiety. We need to be aware of manipulation and we also need to be very cautious since Rahu is also connected to viruses, and the Moon is indicative of the public. 

Jupiter Conjunct Saturn

Regardless of whichever candidate wins, the most important event this month - astrologically speaking - takes place on November 20th when Jupiter leaves the sign of Sagittarius, and moves into Capricorn, which is the sign of its debilitation.

Jupiter’s current stay in his own sign Sagittarius has emphasized and taught us lessons regarding values, ethics, truth, politics, law and legal systems. 

When Jupiter moves into Capricorn on the 20th, it will be Jupiter’s second time it transits the sign this year. His first transit in Capricorn lasted for three months; from the end of March until the end of June.

Jupiter’s energy is expansive but Saturn’s energy is restrictive, disciplined and separating. The two planets will be very close throughout  December. The  conjunction will take place near Jupiter's weakest point in the zodiac, 5 degrees Capricorn. When planets are within a degree of one another they are said to be fighting a war. They are unable to express their individual essence because they are too close to one another.

Saturn and Jupiter come together in the same sign every 20 years. The last time Saturn and Jupiter were together in Capricorn, prior to this year, was in 1962 at the height of the cold war.

The Role of Rahu

Rahu is currently transiting Taurus, another earth sign. Rahu in Taurus and Jupiter in Capricorn will be aspecting and influencing one another. They both have expansive qualities but since Rahu also represents the coronavirus we do not want the wrong kind of expansion and Saturn’s restrictive quality is welcome in this situation.

Saturn’s current strength in Capricorn will actually support the debilitated Jupiter, but not until Jupiter moves some degrees away from Saturn. This begins to happen after mid-January.  

Jupiter moves rather quickly through Capricorn this time. He will move into Aquarius on April 6, 2021. However, he turns retrograde in June and returns to Capricorn between mid September to mid November 2021. 

When these planets in the earth signs are constructive, and behave in a  positive manner, they can work together on finding practical solutions and establishing new guidelines. Jupiter in Capricorn tends to be practical and able to focus on business and finance. Rahu can contribute with innovative technology and Saturn is hardworking and controls the process.

Lunar Eclipse November 30

The last penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020 takes place on November 30th.
A darker full Moon may be seen during the maximum phase in North and South America, Australia, and parts of Asia. A penumbral lunar eclipse creates a subtle dimming of the Moon’s light.

A total solar eclipse takes place in Scorpio later on December 14th, during Jupiter’s close conjunction with Saturn at Jupiter’s debilitation point. Scorpio’s intense energy will be felt. There will be five planets in Scorpio at this time indicating a time of deep change.

Remember to vote!

Dates to Remember

  • November 3     Mercury’s retrograde ends in Libra 
  • November 3     Moon/Rahu conjunction in Taurus  
  • November 13   Mars ends his retrograde and goes direct in Pisces 
  • November 12    Jupiter/Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius 
  • November 15  -  Dec 15   Sun in Scorpio
  • November 16   -  Dec 10  Venus in Libra
  • November 20   -  April 7  Jupiter in Capricorn
  • November 27  - Dec 16  Mercury in Scorpio
  • November 30    Penumbral lunar eclipse


Lina Elisabeth Preston
Lina Elisabeth Preston

Lina Elisabeth Preston has been doing astrological consultations for 20 years. She is a certified Jyotish Visharada and member and practitioner with the Council of Vedic Astrology. Lina also works with vedic gemstones. A long time meditator and disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, Lina lives with her husband Binay at Ananda Village, a spiritual community in Northern California. Lina and Binay founded their business Northern Lights in 1990.

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