In November 2018, Mercury and Jupiter might be possible to spot in the glow of evening twilight. Mars and Saturn shine each evening, all month. Venus beams mightily in the east before daybreak, reaching greatest brilliancy before this month ends.
By Bruce McClure in Astronomy Essentials | Clusters Nebulae Galaxies | Favorite Star Patterns|2 weeks ago
Halloween originated in part from an old Druid rite connected with the Pleiades. They thought the veil between life and death was thinnest when the Pleaides reaches its highest point in the sky at midnight, around October 31 every year.
Venus will sweep near the sun in our sky (inferior conjunction) on October 26. Astronomer Guy Ottewell uses his great skill at illustration to compare this passage of Venus with the last one, and the next one.