MONTH OF November
Get the pieces in place before the decade ends, Gemini! With the Sun in Scorpio and your orderly, health-conscious sixth house until November 22, you’ve got the urge to purge anything that’s weighing you down. A mission is coming into focus. Now, you need a plan! What would you like to achieve and which actions will get you there? Before you rush off and scatter your energy in a million directions, pause to map that out.
Another reason to slow your roll? Your ruling planet, Mercury, the galactic guardian of communication, technology and travel, is retrograde from October 31 to November 20. With Mercury backing through Scorpio and your efficient sixth house, you can get easily overwhelmed by taking on too many projects or trying to do it all at once. If you’ve been “working harder, not smarter,” as the saying goes, Mercury sounds the alarm.
Staying on top of your life will take extra work—and a capable support squad. But…where are they? The sixth house rules employees and helpful people, so you might experience a few breakdowns on Team Gemini this month. Make sure everyone has crystal-clear instructions—and put them in writing. Consider using apps like Basecamp, Slack or Asana whether you’re managing a work project or dividing up holiday planning duties with family members. Let your Type A side out to play, Gemini: Everyone will benefit!
Have your self-care routines turned into a snoozefest? Mix ‘em up! Geminis need variety. If your morning meditation no longer enlivens you or weightlifting is weighing you down, take a pause. Let your body rest. Research options without committing to anything. (Sure, intermittent fasting sounds intriguing, but is it right for YOUR body?) Great news: Energizer Mars will zoom into Scorpio and this healthy zone from November 19 to January 3, 2020, pumping you up with motivation. So get those doctor’s checkups (and clearances if you’re planning to change your diet or try something a little more outre) while Mercury’s retrograde. Then you’ll be ready to commit fully later in the month.
Speaking of Mars, the randy red planet is in Libra until November 19, heating up your fifth house of passion and fame. You might be too busy turning heads or juggling multiple love interests to prepare grain bowls from scratch. And since Mars only visits this sector every couple years, you won’t want to squander this glamorous, attention-grabbing moment. Geminis of the childbearing set could have pregnancy news as your fifth house of fertility is revved up. Or maybe you’ll birth a “creative brainchild” during this peak artistic cycle.
Just watch for a more challenging kind of fireworks on November 5, when Mars locks into a heated square with power-tripping Pluto, which is in your eighth house of intimacy and control. A fast-moving attraction could be stalled by your unwillingness (or theirs) to get truly vulnerable. Surrender is required at a certain point—but how soon is too soon? Some old trust issues could flare up. Before you just react to those raw emotions, which you’ll be tempted to do under this powder-keg transit, look inward at what’s really driving up your fears or resistance. Don’t slam the drawbridge on a budding connection before you do! On the flip side, if you’re obsessing over someone, the Mars-Pluto square could really spin you into tunnel vision if you’re not careful. Much as you’d like to control this situation, Gemini, people resent being micromanaged. YOU certainly do!
On November 12, the annual Taurus full moon provides the perfect setting to drop your guard—and your agenda—and just “be” with people. Taurus rules your twelfth house of fantasy and healing, and this illuminating full moon will shed light on all that’s been hidden from you. But are you seeing things clearly? This realm can be both receptive AND deceptive. On the one hand, you may find yourself in a situation that humbles you and forces you to drop your defenses. But if you’ve been kidding yourself about a person’s true colors, prepare to see those hues in vivid Technicolor now.
With the full moon of completions in your twelfth house of closure, you’ve got double the motivation to release any struggles or even close the door on a painful chapter of your life. Say a loving goodbye to all that, Gemini. You can thank the universe all the valuable lessons…then move on when you feel you’ve learned them.
This lunation will be opposite Mercury retrograde in your health zone, making this an ideal time to rest and reflect. Your subconscious is highly active now, but your whirling thoughts could ramp up stress and make you susceptible to getting sick. You don’t need to be coughing and sneezing your way into the holiday season, so ramp up the self-care now. La luna will also form a harmonious trine to structured Saturn and penetrating Pluto, which are both in Capricorn and your intimate eighth house. By dropping your mask and sharing what’s truly in your heart, you can boost your bonds beautifully. That said, if someone’s proven unworthy of that privilege, boundary-hound Saturn will help you set firm limits around the kind of access they get. And if you need to really shake things up, wait for November 24, when disrupter Uranus in Taurus will oppose Mars in Scorpio. You’ll be in a rip-the-bandage-off kind of mood then, ready to take bold action. The moon-Saturn-Pluto alliance could also bring an opportunity to invest in property or a financial gift from a family member, perhaps through an inheritance or a loan.
A fresh wave of relationship energy rolls in on November 22, when the Sun starts a monthlong visit to Sagittarius and your seventh house of companionship and commitments. If you put off signing contracts while Mercury was retrograde (advised by astrologers) or your bonds hit a few bumps, get busy making amends and inking deals. The November 26 Sagittarius new moon could bring an exciting partnership opportunity with a person whose skills and superpowers pair perfectly with yours.
And it keeps getting better! On November 27, hazy Neptune ends a five-month retrograde in Pisces and your tenth house of career. If your success story encountered a few roadblocks, you’ll have greater clarity on which path to take professionally.
For those gathering with family for the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend, there will be plenty of intimate bonding (and maybe even a holiday proposal) as the moon, love planet Venus, serious Saturn AND deep-diving Pluto all cluster into Capricorn and your eighth house of merging, investments and shared finances. Is it time to get Instagram- or TikTok-official with your sweetie, or to bring your lives together in a more permanent way?
Financially, Black Friday might be less of a shopping spree and more of a time to mindfully put your money into something that pays dividends. If you’ve got enough of a network, put your unofficial “influencer” status to good use. Consider setting up an affiliate shop that curates your own favorite brands—and maybe gives a portion back to charity. You can do good and earn some passive income. Everyone wins!
LOVE & ROMANCE:
What a month for love it is! Amorous Venus and lusty Mars are heating up the most relationship-driven parts of your chart, pouring jet fuel in your romance tanks. From November 1 to 25, Venus is touring Sagittarius and your seventh house of partnership, helping you find the sweet spot between commitment and personal freedom. If the balance in a key connection feels off-kilter, these next three weeks provide an opening for talking it out and finding a workable compromise. Single Geminis should lean into your natural gift of gab for meeting someone with LTR potential. Sultry conversation is the best aphrodisiac!
Meanwhile, over in your passionate fifth house, lusty Mars is stoking your libido as he makes his biennial blaze through Libra and your pleasure sector until November 19. Whether you’re single or attached, the first half of the month grants you head-turning magnetism and major mojo—plus, plenty of options to choose from. Make the most of this glamorous cycle by dressing up and enjoying all the attention you effortlessly attract. For some Twins, a casual flirtation could heat up to full consummation. (Note: There could be a side of drama too.) Longtime couples will enjoy these sizzling vibes, which, P.S., also shed ideal babymaking mood lighting if you’re in that demographic!
As exciting as this lusty Mars cycle can be, it’s also a lot of energy to take in. The action should settle down a bit starting November 19, when Mars relocates to Scorpio and your grounded sixth house until January 3, 2020. While you’re sure to get a lot done, it’s up to you to not get carried away with too much anxiety, perfectionism or attempts to micromanage your mate. On the plus side, you’ll be super self-motivated to get healthy. How about a fall fitness kick for two?
One of the most auspicious days of the year is November 24, when the two “benefics” (positive, helpful planets), Venus and Jupiter, unite in Sagittarius and your relationship house. While these two luminaries meet up every year, they only commune in THIS part of your chart once every 12 years! Since Jupiter is all about adventure, travel and risk-taking, you might be fielding a pre-holiday proposal or spontaneously leaping into something more serious. Solo? Jupiter nudges you to stretch outside your comfort zone and take an emotional gamble. Keep an open mind and you could meet someone wildly different than your usual type or click with a person you meet while traveling, taking a workshop or doing something far outside your comfort zone.
November 5: Mars-Pluto square
Watch for a double standard during this passionate face-off. While lusty Mars is heating up your romance zone, today he locks horns with manipulative Pluto in your possessive eighth house. This could drive up drama or provoke old trust issues. Breathe before you fly off the handle or fling accusations—this hotheaded opposition could definitely make you paranoid.
MONEY & CAREER:
Cleanup time! As the Sun travels through Scorpio and your sixth house of systems and service until November 22, you’re on a mission to get your life in order. Plow through those 4,000 unchecked emails and free up some hard disk space. Get back on a regular sleep and exercise schedule. And who knows what you’ll unearth as you Konmari your workspaces? With Mercury, the planet of technology and communication, retrograde (backward) in Scorpio until November 19, you’ll need to pace yourself. This stressful, signal-scrambling transit can make it hard to stay organized and on top of the details. Minimize your multi-tasking and make movement a must—you’ll need an outlet for the inevitable frustrations. Breathe through the delays and red tape that are par for the course. And treat yourself to a much-needed break at the November 12 Taurus new moon, which is in your twelfth house of rest and completions. A troublesome situation could come to a close or someone who’s been a little shady could reveal their true colors.
On November 19, go-getter Mars will zoom into Scorpio and your productive sixth house for the rest of the year, which will further underscore the need for self-care. There will be a LOT of little things to juggle and you could get overwhelmed keeping up with all the work. Pause to put efficient methods in place rather than just going into hyper “doing” mode. While you’re wrangling this industrious energy, don’t let distraction be your undoing. Set a goal for yourself to bullseye and follow it like the North Star. The sixth house rules helpful people, so delegate, outsource and call in backup! Mars energy can trigger frustration, so be explicit from the get-go about your needs and expectations.
Partner up for the win on November 22, when the Sun enters Sagittarius and your companionship zone for a month. Lean on people whose skillsets complement yours and look for ways you can create a win-win. If you waited to sign a contract during Mercury retrograde (which astrologers advise doing), you’re cleared to sign on the dotted line, especially at the November 26 Sagittarius new moon. This auspicious lunar moment energizes your closest ties and breathes new life into your bonds.
November 13: Mercury-Neptune trine
With the communication planet retrograde in your organized sixth house AND high-fiving dreamy Neptune today, it’s a perfect time to bring more heart and soul to the office. But since it’ll be easy to drift into the ether, strive to stay focused and meet those deadlines. Infuse your mundane tasks with meaning where you can. For example, listen to a guided meditation before diving into a heavy-thinking project. Bring some plants and crystals into your workspace to amp up the vibration.
Love Days: 22, 26
Money Days: 6, 16
Luck Days: 14, 4
Off Days: 12, 24, 28