MONTH OF November
Taking care of business will require a few extra steps this month—but it can still be done! The Sun is marching through Scorpio and your ambitious, successful tenth house until November 22. You’re ready to target a few lofty career goals and check ‘em off your list before the decade ends. Awesome! But there’s a rub, and its name is Mercury retrograde —a tricky transit that can foil technology, communication and travel.
Mercury will backspin through Scorpio and your career zone until November 20, challenging your attempts to set clear intentions and pursue them. Perhaps you don’t have all the information you need and are having trouble attaining it. There could be changes of staff, unclear signals from clients or breakdowns with electronic equipment at the office. From network outages to coffee spilled on your laptop to a “reply-all” message that lands you in hot water, keeping calm and career-ing on could be an epic feat.
One day to really lay low arrives on November 5, when rash Mars locks into a volatile square with subterranean Pluto. Mars in your outspoken and expansive ninth house can tempt you to make a blunt comment or take a big risk. But with shadowy Pluto playing the blame game, you could be undermined at every turn. Someone may turn your words around on you or punish you for a misstep. You might be pointing fingers instead of taking responsibility for your actions. Pile on Mercury retrograde, and the odds of a misunderstanding turning into a meltdown could reach critical levels.
Save the emotional talks until November 12, when the year’s only Taurus full moon beams into your fourth house of home, family and heartfelt connections. You’ll be able to express your sensitive side, especially since this full moon sits in a supportive trine to Pluto and structured Saturn, both in Capricorn and your healing twelfth house of closure. If you need to make amends with a loved one, do that now! An older relative or mentor could provide wisdom and emotional support if you’ve been feeling adrift. Thinking of moving or making a real estate transaction? With the mystical twelfth house in play, consider doing a Feng Shui or space clearing to attract abundance.
While you’re at it, let the office know you’re in “do not disturb” mode today—as much as you possibly can. The full moon will be opposite Mercury retrograde, and work-related breakdowns could cut into some needed self-care. Turn off your phone, even if it’s only for an hour. Mute the drama queens’ notifications and let everyone know they have to figure things out themselves before pulling you in.
You’ll be glad you called a time-out to refuel because a week later, it’s gonna be game ON when it comes to your goals and responsibilities! On November 19, unstoppable Mars will blaze into Scorpio and your tenth house of career until January 3, turning the rest of the year into an ambitious heat zone. Deadlines and demands will ramp up, so you’ll have to be vigilant about managing your schedule and keeping firm boundaries intact. An exciting project could put your name in lights or position you for a 2020 promotion or leadership role. Yeah, baby! But still: You’ll need to get clear on the time commitment and spell out every expectation before you say yes.
Don’t forget to lean on your team! Sagittarius season begins on November 22 as the Sun enters the Archer’s court for a monthlong sashay through your eleventh house of group activity and friendship. It’s the perfect time to hit the holiday party circuit to network and catch up with your crew. Combine business and pleasure, maybe even hosting a gathering event to promote something special you’re working on. Are you a business owner? With Mars in your success sector over Black Friday and through the entire holiday shopping season, this could be THE year to put on an amazing event (think: live band, lighting, gift bags, the works) that showcases what you’re up to and boosts your bottom line. The November 26 Sagittarius new moon could present the perfect moment for party planning or throwing your epic bash. A dynamic group might come together now as this new moon kicks off a six-month cycle for creative collaborations.
Just watch those stress levels on November 24, when Mars clashes in a disruptive opposition with erratic Uranus in Taurus and your home sector. Curveballs from Chateau Aquarius or a disruptive relative could interrupt your big goals if you don’t put up clear boundaries. If you’re tempted to rush in for the save, stop! The chaos will only sweep you up in its wake. This is another day when you’ll want to silence your devices.
If money’s been acting funny for the past five months, things should start to turn around on November 27, when foggy Neptune ends its retrograde backspin through Pisces and your second house of work and finances. Have you made one too many sacrifices at your job or picked up the check more than your fair share? Start saying “no” or “let’s split this.” Better to be a little uncomfortable in the moment than to pay the price later.
If you’re in the U.S. for Thanksgiving weekend (starting November 28), take the opportunity for a long rest. The moon, restorative Venus, solemn Saturn and transformational Pluto are ALL in Capricorn and your twelfth house of creativity, completion and healing. Your imagination is working overtime, as is your subconscious. Along with a heaping helping of gratitude (and butternut squash puree), how about serving up a dose of forgiveness? If you’re holding onto resentment or a grudge, clear the air now. Instead of brooding and stewing, make space for the muse.
An artistic renaissance could be on the way: On December 2, expansive Jupiter will move into Capricorn for a full year, getting the new decade off to an esoteric and enchanting start. The coming year will definitely have some magic to it, but it will also require a good amount of surrendering to what “is” rather than forcing an outcome or swimming against the current. Some beautiful inner growth and creative breakthroughs will be yours once you allow the divine downloads to come in. Practice being an open channel at the end of November, and watch what comes in!
LOVE & ROMANCE:
While it’s not exactly a “stop-the-press” news alert, your biggest turn-on this month will be freedom! But for most of November, your expansiveness might reach a new high, thanks to lusty Mars trotting through your liberated ninth house until November 19 and Venus in indie-spirited Sagittarius until the 25th. If you’re not happily hooked up, you may feel more experimental about dating, perhaps considering a long-distance or open relationship or seeing multiple people more or less simultaneously.
This is a great cycle for getting out and hanging with friends and not being so serious about love. You may be hard to pin down—if one can even find you—and attracted to people who think outside the box and aren’t afraid to pursue their grandiose ideas. If you are in a relationship (or trying to be), truthfulness will build trust with straight-talking Mars in this honest-to-a-fault zone. You may have to deliver (and hear) some slightly challenging “truths,” but at least you’ll know where you stand.
One big-deal day to watch for is November 24, when “the great benefics,” Venus and Jupiter, align in Sagittarius and your eleventh house of freedom and friendship. This meetup only happens HERE once every 12 years, and could light sparks: Friends may become lovers, or lovers might downgrade to friends. Pay attention to what you need more than anything: Is it greater autonomy and authenticity—or perhaps more commitment? With these two positive and generous planets united, you should be able to talk it through openly. Share your vision for the future and you might just have a willing playmate!
You’ll be singing a way different tune once Mars beams into Scorpio and your future-oriented tenth house (November 19 to January 3). Suddenly your “whatever” attitude turns more serious, and you need to know where things are headed. Single Water Bearers might meet someone at work or through an industry event. Eyes opened, ears perked!
November 14: Venus-Neptune square
Don’t give more weight to what others say than what you feel. Not everyone is going to be 100 percent supportive of all your dating or lifestyle choices—and who cares? Thank your friends for their concern, then trust your heart—and your gut. Privately, though, consider whether anyone has made any valid points.
MONEY & CAREER:
You’re all fired up—but where are you going? Before you shoot off like a rocket into the stratosphere, slow down and calibrate your course. Go-getter Mars is in your expansive ninth house until November 19, heating up your visionary and expansive side. You’ve got blue-sky dreams and supersized ideas, and you want to accomplish them all like, yesterday. But with communication and technology planet Mercury retrograde in Scorpio and your tenth house of career, ambition and long-term plans until November 20, it could be hard to get others on board. Run the numbers and give it all a reality check, even if that kills your buzz a bit.
With Mercury retrograde, you could clash with an authority figure or client, or struggle to get a key decisionmaker’s buy-in. Go back to the drawing board and support your case with facts and figures. Maybe their “no” has some value? If you can set your pride aside and get interested in what’s behind that response, you could win some lasting and well-connected allies. And you’ll be especially glad you did once Mars zooms into Scorpio and your success zone from November 19 to January 3. Hit the gas pedal and go after those goals before the decade turns!
P.S. You don’t have to do it alone! On November 22, the Sun moves into Sagittarius and your teamwork house for a month. Collaborations heat up and everything’s more fun when you do it with your crew. Make the rounds of those holiday events and parties, since you’ll be a networking machine, with Mars adding an extra boost of charisma and career mojo. The November 26 Sagittarius new moon could spark talks of making a dream team official. Between now and the Sagittarius full moon (also a potent eclipse) in six months, you could create something epic together.
November 5: Mars-Pluto square
Hold your fire—especially when a smug or uppity person tries to push your buttons with their preachiness. Under this combustible clash, it’s easy to get defensive, and natural to want to snap back. But don’t stoop to their level. Take the high road and be civil—while standing your ground with quiet fierceness.
Love Days: 14, 17
Money Days: 24, 6
Luck Days: 22, 4
Off Days: 16, 19, 28