Annular means that the Moon will be so close to the Earth that it won’t blot out the Sun, but be wholly contained in the Sun, forming a “ring” of light. If you haven’t been noticing it already, people are just a bit excitable right now.
The Nodes are representations of an energy of a spiritual/karmic sort. In Hindu astrology the Nodes are Rahu and Ketu, asuras, or “spirits/demons” that are uncontrollable and dangerous, much like the spiritual kundalini fire resident in each of us.
Mid-December brings Mercury retrograde, compounding everyday living challenges. Towards the end of the month, coming to the new year Uranus turns direct which should give us a strident push into the new year.
There’s some pretty wild stuff for the latter half of November 2016, which can make for an interesting month. We have a supermoon on Nov. 14, followed by a Neptune station on Nov. 19, and then over the Thanksgiving holiday we have an exact square of Jupiter to a conjunction of Venus and Pluto.
Consciousness is an energy, much like a flame, and much in similitude to the Divine; and it cannot and will not be imprisoned long in the ludicrous smallness which it many times finds itself in. Out of this consciousness/energy/flame is born free will, which gives us the option to exercise our higher potentials. Or that same free will can choose to reanimate those same ludicrous strictures on its life, and we always have the choice.