November 2021 Astrological Influences Old World Witchcraft Rituals

Hello Witches and readers, I trust you all had an inspiring Samhain and enjoyed revisiting your dearly departed ancestors. We have quite a busy month ahead of us. Let us begin...

November 2nd, 2021: The dusty post-shadow of Mercury Retrograde finally dissipates. To help clean away stagnant energies and associated negative forces, now is a good time to burn a Rosemary smudge. Starting from the centre of your home and working your way to each exterior door's threshold, consciously move the lingering energies of stagnation and frustration out of your home. 


November 4th, 2021: The Dark Moon in Scorpio restores the mysteries of life that intrigue us. It invites us to delve a little deeper, a little darker, a little more raw. Expect the next 48 hours to be highly emotional and quite confrontational. Remember to react to unpleasant, unmotivated, and/or ungrateful people with civility. Keep interaction to a minimum and simply close the door behind you. Focus on your own personal growth and wellbeing. Whether you are choosing to walk away from an undesired relationships, trying to help a friend get rid of a pesky/stalker ex-lover or are working to break the negativity that others have placed on you, take advantage of this powerful time. If an abuser has been lurking around and you need to intervene, do so using the Vendetta Ritual. Put an end to the abuse, and don't look back. Good riddance! 


November 5th, 2021: With the Moon in perigee (orbiting closest to the Earth) and Venus in Capricorn, it's easy to get sucked down the rabbit hole of overanalyzing our place in the world. This includes how we earn a living, all manner of relationships (not just romantic), and reaching for irrational ideals. When your overwhelming thoughts begin spiraling out of control, and you notice a rapid uptick of "bad luck", stop yourself before it's too late! Learn to neutralize your own stream of harmful energy, ease anxiety, and quickly roadblock the undesirable manifestation. 


November 11th, 2021: First Quarter Moon in Aquarius feels like a breath of fresh air. An uninterpretable yet welcoming sense of new beginnings. Countless "outside the box" life paths, desires, thoughts, ideas, etc. The sudden understanding that all aspects of life can, will, and must change - for that is the natural law. Excellent day for Pathway Opening rituals. For those in North America, try your best to complete all detail or action-oriented tasks before the Sun is directly above you. Our friends and fellow Witches throughout GMT +1 through +8 should try their best to postpone their important tasks until November 12th. 


November 19th, 2021: The Full Moon in Taurus and a partial Lunar Eclipse couples as a force determined to make things work. Whether you are a practising Witch or are an observer, make it a point to focus your thoughts and energies on one specific difficult task. If something was previously challenging for you (this especially applies to the Air-dominant), channel the powers of this Full Moon to finally see some headway. The hardworking Taurus Full Moon brings abundance, as it reminds us that the best use of money is self-empowerment, family, and long-term investments. Homes purchased under the influence of the Taurus Full Moon are generally blessed as wise investments. If possible, try to sign any closing papers (on home, car, loan, business formation, etc.) on November 18th (yes, the day before).  


November 21st, 2021: The Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) emits contracting energies that feel as though time is running out. The to-do lists keep getting longer, and the checkmarks can't seem to catch up. If you have been aching to take a mental health day, plan it for today. After all, productivity will be considerably hindered today. Unplug and unwind.


November 23rd, 2021: Sun enters Sagitarrius. With the Moon void of course all day, I suggest you spend quality time with friends and family. Cook a delicious meal and delve into deep esoteric conversations. If hosting, smudge your home with Rosemary or Lavender a few hours before the guests arrive. 


November 24th, 2021: Mercury enters Sagitarrius and will "light a fire under your butt" (sorry, I cannot come up with a more eloquent alternative statement at the moment...). If you did a Path Opening Ritual earlier in the month, expect initial results to make themselves known between November 24th and December 11th. This will likely manifest primarily as a verbal debut. You will first hear or speak of the new path, which will inevitably lead to the physical manifestation in the latter part of December. 


November 27th, 2021: Last Quarter Moon in Virgo creates a strong yearning for logic and practicality. Or rather, the lack of a methodic plan (or goal) may be painfully evident. These uncomfortable yet necessary self-realizations are temporary, though they are important! So write them down and seriously contemplate the energies you must banish on the upcoming Dark Moon of December 4th. By the early morning hours of November 29th, the uncomfortable tremors of the Last Quarter Moon will no longer seem relevant, and rose-coloured glasses will cause disillusion in the opposite direction. Being conscious of this will keep your goals and your life on track. 


One final note to the many that have been asking - the refresher sessions for Witchcraft "Bootcamp" Alumni have now resumed. Before reserving, please get in touch with Meredith at

Wishing you a warm and heartwarming November! We will reconnect on December 1st. 


Love & Magick,

Dacha Avelin 


1 comment



Good Morrow, Dacha,

Is there any chance that you may be planning on holding a ‘Witches’ Bot Camp’ in Sedona any time in the future? I would be honored to join you in this gathering, but see you are fully subscribed for both Washington and Prague for the coming year. If you have a cancellation for either venue, could you let me know, please?

Warm greetings! Merrylyn

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