MONTH OF November
Group dynamics will take a lot of energy to navigate this month, so prepare to mediate and manage your relationships, Capricorn. The Sun is in Scorpio until November 22, energizing your eleventh house of collaborations. But Mercury, the planet of communication, technology and interactions, is retrograde in this same zodiac zone through November 20, scrambling signals with your squad. People will have trouble seeing eye-to-eye, which could delay a launch or derail a team project.
Map your blueprint and spell out clear instructions in microscopic detail. Then go through them carefully to make sure everyone’s on the same page. But prepare for breakdowns either way! There could be drama or discord in your social circle while Mercury’s awry. Slow down and talk it through instead of getting sucked into stories. Retrogrades can bring back the past, so if there’s something still left to resolve, seize the opportunity to clear that up. Silver lining: This nostalgic transit is a perfect time to plan a reunion. Reconnect with old friends and colleagues you haven’t seen in a while. Lunch, anyone?
Some career chaos could erupt on November 5, when hotheaded Mars, which is in Libra and your professional tenth house until November 19, clashes in a stressful square with powerhouse Pluto in Capricorn. Your own vision could be at odds with the group’s, or you may lock into a power struggle with a person in a position of authority. Where are YOU feeling trapped by rules, roles and responsibilities? Your soul might be longing for some freedom of expression, yet crushing demands and deadlines are thwarting that. Instead of having a meltdown (if that’s avoidable), use this jarring come-to-the-light moment to STOP doing things that sabotage you personally and professionally. Saying no to what doesn’t work might be the simplest first step. You don’t have to carry the weight of the whole world, Capricorn!
Sweet freedom—along with some pleasure, passion and joy—are yours for the taking at the November 12 Taurus full moon, which beams into your fifth house of romance and self-expression. A creative project could put your name in lights, especially since la luna will form a flowing trine to structured Saturn (your ruler) and Pluto, which are both in Capricorn and your first house of visibility. If you’re an artist or performer, drop a preview track from your album or book a piece of buzzworthy press. (Save the full launch till Mercury retrograde ends in a week if you can.)
A budding attraction could blossom into full-on consummation at this full moon. Since you’re feeling self-assured and strong (thank you, Saturn and Pluto), you won’t settle for anything less than a full-on superfan as your admirer. State your desires plainly, without apology or window dressing, and you’re likely to see them fulfilled. If you’ve got a new image to put on display, consider these moonbeams your coming-out party. Debut a style makeover or a tease a rebranded website. You’re ready to show the world a fierce and freshened-up version of yourself! The fifth house also rules fertility, so Caps of the childbearing set could have pregnancy news or a frank discussion about babies if that’s one of your 2020 goals.
Prepare to power down for a month starting November 22, when the Sun slips into Sagittarius and your twelfth house of rest and endings. Tie up loose ends and focus on closure. What do you want to leave behind before the new year…and new decade? Do the real work required to let that go: forgiveness, making amends, getting therapy or coaching around a troubling issue. The November 26 Sagittarius new moon is the perfect time to begin a spiritual practice, restorative exercise or some other inner work. Need to say goodbye to a painful chapter of your life? Endings are beginnings at this new moon. It can help to see everything as a cycle or a valuable lesson that’s helping you grow.
To stay balanced, you’ll need to manage a crazy-busy social schedule too. From November 19 to January 3, restless Mars will be in Scorpio and your eleventh house of group activities. From holiday fiestas to networking events, you’ll be tempted to RSVP yes to them all. Manage your FOMO and choose the ones that will have the most impact. Eat and drink before you go out and make sure to get plenty of sleep in between soirees so you don’t burn out or get sick.
Asking for support gets easier starting November 27, when nebulous Neptune ends a five-month retrograde backspin in Pisces and your third house of communication. If you’ve struggled with confusion and mixed messages since June, especially with your closest friends, Neptune’s direct (forward) turn can help you compassionately but directly ask for what you need. Tension with a sibling, coworker or neighbor could also clear up, paving the way for honest dialogue.
Thanksgiving weekend in the U.S. is yours for the taking. On November 28, the moon, magnetic Venus, ambitious Saturn and transformational Pluto are ALL in Capricorn. You’re the most popular guest at every gathering, but you might be craving some “me” time. Leave plenty of time for solo adventures between cocktails and cranberry sauce. (With amorous Venus here, you might have a special plus-one to invite along!) This spontaneous energy is part of a longer cycle that will kick in on December 2, when—spoiler alert—lucky and expansive Jupiter begin a yearlong visit to YOUR sign. Prepare for an exciting reinvention to begin, launching you into the new decade as a star player. Start training your people this weekend—an independent new Capricorn’s coming to town, and those folks need to become more self-sufficient. You’ll be busy doing you!
LOVE & ROMANCE:
Your biorhythms might be all over the map this month with Venus hunkered down in your twelfth house of rest and fantasy until November 25 and lusty and driven Mars revving through Libra and your ambitious tenth house until November 19. Talk about dueling desires! This could be so jarringly divergent that you run hot-and-cold. Easy does it, Capricorn! Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to figure out “where things are going” right now. Just relax into whatever IS happening and know that clarity will come—even if you have to wait for it when part of you just wants to know right now.
With energizing Mars in your career house, you could have a LOT going on at work too, which can make it hard to get into that slow and sensual groove. And “leaving it at the office” won’t be that simple. If the object of your affection happens to be connected to your job, well, that’s just more midnight oil to burn. Do your best to be clear about what’s really going since Venus in your fantasy sector can unspool some tempting (or paranoid) storylines!
November 24 can bring a rare and wonderful moment as the “benefics,” amorous Venus and expansive Jupiter, sync up in Sagittarius and your dreamy twelfth house. Rather than get totally lost in a reverie (however sweet), stay tethered to reality and let yourself be vulnerable and emotional. You might need to scrape past the veneer to get to some deeper truths, but trust that any secrets that come out can only enhance the authenticity of your love life. Have you been wanting to express a desire or share something raw and personal? With outspoken Jupiter and loving Venus united, the stage is set for some true confessions. You never know where that could lead!
By the time that happens, Mars will have changed lanes into Scorpio and your collaborative corner, heating up your platonic connections from November 19 to January 3, 2020. Things should become more fun, with your social life on fire and you craving more freedom. If you’re not locked into anything too official, you’ll appreciate having this elbow room. Be careful about crossing the line with a friend or coworker, though. Even if sparks fly, you don’t want to risk losing them as an anchor in your life. Attached? While date nights will be still a lure, take some pressure off by hanging out in groups or doing things with other couples.
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 a Sea Goat on a mission for the first half of the month, as go-getter Mars zooms through Libra and your ambitious tenth house until November 19. This is a dream transit for you, Cap, giving you just the nudge to pursue your goals with the zest and faith they deserve. Create the budget for that mobile tequila-tasting truck you’ve dreamed of opening. Mars is on your side—just don’t run roughshod over anyone or judge yourself too harshly. Before the holidays begin, you can hit some profit goals or land a promotion. Mars only comes here every two years, so strike while the iron’s hot!
But watch out for breakdowns on Team Capricorn along the way. Group dynamics will require mindful management since Mercury is retrograde (backward) from October 31 until November 20. With the planet of communication and technology backspinning through Scorpio and your teamwork zone, it could be hard to gain consensus. Watch what you put on social media or in email (steer clear of the “reply all” button!). If possible, delay any launches until after Mercury turns direct on the 20th to avoid the chaos and scrambled signals that can come with this tricky transit. The November 12 Taurus full moon in your dramatic fifth house could bring simmering tension into the open. While it’s important to express yourself, you’ll need to do so with the ultimate diplomacy. The silver lining? From November 19 to January 3, ambitious Mars will visit Scorpio, re-energizing a collaboration and galvanizing group efforts.
Power down after November 22, when the Sun moves into Sagittarius and your restful twelfth house for a month. Clear the decks before Capricorn season begins on December 21 and focus on finishing up projects before the holidays. You don’t want to bring THAT into the new decade? Ready to do some holiday giving-back or adding more meaningful after-work activities to your life? The November 26 Sagittarius new moon lights the spark. You’re known for being cautious with your funds, Cap, but tap into the spirit of the season. Consider giving to charities such as African Health Now, which throws a global baby shower for mothers in need on the continent. If your pockets are light, remember time is money: serve food at your local soup kitchen or share job or life skills at a local Boys and Girls Club or shelter.
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: 12, 16
Money Days: 22, 4
Luck Days: 19, 28
Off Days: 14, 17, 26