MONTH OF November
You say one thing, they hear another: What’s going on? While the Sun is in your sign until November 22, a good portion of Scorpio season (until November 20, to be exact) brings the “extra”-ness of also navigating Mercury retrograde in your sign. Get ready for a few rounds of overexplaining this November.
With Mercury—the planet of communication, travel and technology—gone rogue, every word you type or utter could conceivably be taken the wrong way. Maybe leaning in to that mysterious and silent reputation isn’t such a bad idea! So even as you’re celebrating your birthday and entire season, keep a low profile. If a little self-editing helps you avoid a drama-filled showdown, it might be worth it.
One day to really watch your words is November 5, when your co-rulers, penetrating Pluto and combative Mars, lock into a heated square. With Pluto in your communication sector and Mars in your twelfth house of hidden agendas, this day could crank up the gossip mill and bring passive-aggressive people out of left field. Evade the #shade by knowing that people are likely to bait you into drama—and it’s your job not to take that bait! Be careful not to push anyone’s buttons or prey on their sensitive spots, even if it’s unintentional. Stick to neutral topics and save the conflict-resolution efforts for another day.
The November 12 Taurus full moon provides the perfect setting to sort out conflict and rebalance your relationships. As la luna beams into your seventh house of committed partnership, you’ll be able to have productive and open dialogue with the closest members of your inner circle, whether that’s your S.O., best friend or a business partner. Once you’ve worked through the tension, a dynamic duo could become official. Or, since full moons bring turning points, you may decide to part ways.
Since this full moon will form a supportive trine to structured Saturn and potent Pluto in Capricorn and your expansive ninth house, you’ll be open to discussing any issue that’s been a sticking point between you. Since the moon will also be opposite Mercury retrograde, this is a chance to finally clear up something you’ve been holding in for a while. You might just find, after having a “say anything” convo, that you both made some wrong assumptions here. Whew! What a relief to finally know what you’re dealing with. Even if you wind up going your separate ways or renegotiate the terms of your relationship, you can do so with a clear conscience. But if you move ahead with a business contract or saying some form of “I do,” then you’ll know that you’re both on the same page.
Still not sure? Wait until November 19, when energy planet Mars blazes into Scorpio for its once-every-two-years visit, amping up your confidence and charisma. Since early October, Mars has been in Libra and your sleepy twelfth house, making it hard to summon the mojo to get things off the ground. Now the red planet delivers a caffeinated jolt as it soars through your sign until January 3. Talk about finishing the decade strong!
Think about channeling some of that motivation into moneymaking. On November 22, the Sun starts its monthlong visit to Sagittarius and your second house of work and finances. Don’t slip into holiday hedonism yet—unless, of course, you combine business with pleasure and hit the industry events. The November 26 Sagittarius new moon sets off a fresh six-month cycle that could spawn some exciting job leads, income-boosting opportunities and the inspo to rev up your revenue. Don’t be afraid to think big!
The next day, November 27, foggy Neptune ends a five-month retrograde in your fifth house of love, clearing up confusion and drama in your romance sector. If a creative project stalled or went off the rails, you’ll get your focus back. And if you’ve got time off over the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend on November 28, start your tinkering! The moon, artistic Venus, serious Saturn and insightful Pluto will all be in Capricorn and your social, innovative third house. Your mind is alive with big ideas—and hungry for new information. And it’s only heading more in that direction! On December 2, expansive Jupiter will start a yearlong visit to Capricorn and these same curious quarters. A long cycle will begin that’s rich with opportunities to learn and connect. Get ready to meet a few kindred spirits. Who knows what could happen when you combine your skills and talents?
LOVE & ROMANCE:
The month gets off to a grounded yet enchanting start with affectionate Venus traipsing through Sagittarius and your stable second house until November 25 and passionate Mars in your fantasy-fueled twelfth house until November 19. Together they can elicit feelings of indulgence and sensuality that put you in the mood for some high-end glamour. Since the twelfth house rules the imagination, go ahead and revel in your romantic reveries—and bring luxurious touches to any outings you plan, alone or with your favorite plus-one! Rather than hitting the same old venues, get tickets to a show or rent a room at a chic boutique hotel. If you’d rather save your funds for holiday showing, stage your own DIY “sexy staycation” version!
With Venus heating up your earthy second house, you’ll be attracted to reliable people who might have seemed “boring” at another time. For single Scorpios, sparks could fly with a coworker or someone you meet at an industry event. This realm rules your finances, so couples may need to smooth over any tension around money (luckily, peacemaker Venus is here to help). Whether your “security issues” are fiscal or emotional, talk them through and remember, you’re on the same team here. With Mercury retrograde in your sign until November 20, it’s easy to feel misunderstood. Choose your words carefully! If things are fairly solid in that department, why not treat yourselves to a special splurge for the holidays (or before)? Your sign has an innate sense of value and will be drawn to quality over quantity.
Before Mars leaves Libra on November 19, not to return for two years, take advantage of any opportunities it brings to slow your roll and really savor every experience, every moment, every twinge of delight. And if you need more sleep, aim to turn in several hours earlier, especially if you share your bed with someone. If you’re in a relationship that’s become codependent, step back and do some deep inner processing to figure out if and how to move ahead.
On November 19, the passionate red planet will blaze into your sign until January 3, 2020, bringing sexy back like it never went away. Your magnetism could hit a new high, so if you’ve been feeling like you lost your edge, kick back and wait for this power surge! Almost effortlessly, you’ll turn heads and draw attention everywhere you go, which will go a long way toward refilling your libidinous tanks. Couples should make your desires plain—perhaps in a “show and tell” way.
A rare and wonderful day for romance comes on November 24, when the “benefics,” Venus and Jupiter, align in Sagittarius and your grounded second house. You won’t have to squint to see a future together that’s comfortable and beautiful. This once-every-12-years meetup can put you in wildly generous spirits, so if you do feel like going “big spender” for your sweetie—or splurging on a special investment piece for yourself—scout those Black Friday sales early!
November 14: Venus-Neptune square
Not everyone can fill all your needs at the same time, so keep your expectations realistic. With the love planet in your house of emotional security, you’re playing for keeps. Yet today’s clash with dreamweaver Neptune in your passionate fifth house could make you crave romantic fantasy. Weigh your options, and at least try to take the long view into consideration.
MONEY & CAREER:
It might not be tax season, but it’s time to “audit” yourself. With mindful Mercury retrograde in Scorpio and your first house of identity until November 20, stepping back to reflect on your goals, path and progress could be a powerful exercise to close out the decade. Since Mercury’s backspin can create delays anyhow, you can use this time to productively assess your life instead of anxiously checking your phone to see if that client prospect has responded to your pitch.
And if they haven’t? Silver lining, really. Energizer Mars is powered down in Libra until November 19, dragging through your sleepy twelfth house. Getting the mojo to “go for it” won’t be so easy during this internal time. But on November 19, the red planet will zoom into Scorpio until January 3 revving you up for the rest of the year. You’ll make up for lost time as your confidence and charisma spike. RSVP yes to all the holiday events. Mars only visits your sign every two years, so you won’t want to squander it!
Prior to that the November 12 Taurus full moon beams into your partnership house. You could be offered a contract or a chance to team up for mutual gain. Go easy while Mercury is retrograde until November 20, an unfavorable time to sign contracts (and if you must, read the fine print!). For best results, keep things in the exploratory phase. Now’s the moment to put that famed Scorpio sleuthing to the test: go beyond the basic Google search. Lurk their LinkedIn. Scour their social media. Find out the company’s partnerships, know the bio of your soon-to-be supervisor. Get your ducks in a row because once Mercury stations direct (forward) on the 20th, it’s go time.
Start making (decisive) money moves on November 22, when the Sun moves into Sagittarius and your productive, prosperous second house for a month. The November 26 Sagittarius new moon could bring exciting opportunities for fresh income sources, new job leads or a savvy idea that could pay off in the coming six months!
November 5: Mars-Pluto square
Your innocent or honest comment could bring the trolls out from under their bridges today, thanks to a clash between your celestial guardians. Of course these haters will try to push your buttons, but don’t take the bait. Close your social media sites and get back to that important project you’re working on!
Love Days: 6, 12
Money Days: 17, 26
Luck Days: 16, 24
Off Days: 9, 14, 22