MONTH OF November
You’ve got a way with words, but even your Virgoan verbal prowess could fail you at times this month. While the Sun is in Scorpio and your third house of communication until November 22, your ruling planet Mercury—the guardian of technology, talking and travel—is retrograde in this same zone until November 19. Even your silver-tongued statements could come out as garbled as an encrypted string of computer code. For the first three weeks of November, take extra care with whatever you say or put in writing. When in doubt, hold off on pressing that “post” or “send” button. You could be wildly misunderstood, even when you think you’re being crystal-clear. Hold off until Mars moves into Scorpio on November 19 (or a few days after), where it will stay for the rest of the year. You’ll be able to speak directly and assertively then!
Got some lingering issues with an important person in your life? Retrogrades can help us resolve the past. This month’s Mercury backspin provides the perfect setting for an air-clearing convo, especially with a sibling, colleague or close friend. But hold your fire on November 5 if you can. That day, a volatile square forms between hotheaded Mars in your security-seeking second house and intense Pluto in your dramatic fifth. One part of you wants to stir the pot just to see if you can get a rise out of someone. Maybe you’re craving attention or feeling insecure and needing to test whether someone cares about you. But instead of pushing THEIR sensitive buttons, how about just asking point-blank where you stand? Being overly direct may not work but taking a back-door approach won’t either. (And don’t even THINK about snooping, Virgo.)
You’ll be able to full see the big picture on November 12, when the annual Taurus full moon beams brightly into your ninth house of expansion and truth-telling. This day sets the stage for honest and heart-centered dialogue, so keep it real! As the moon forms a flowing trine to serious Saturn and penetrating Pluto in your fifth house of romance and self-expression, your authentic conversation could solidify a romantic connection or spark a creative epiphany.
Ready to see your name in lights? One of your ideas could bring fame or buzzworthy status—and with the full moon in your global ninth house, the reach could be worldwide. Think on a much grander scale than you may have been, Virgo. An opportunity to travel, teach or publish your work could appear. If you’re an artist, consider taking your performance or show on the road. Just make sure you think through the details carefully, as the full moon will oppose Mercury retrograde, creating some confusion around the details and perhaps raising false expectations. When in doubt, talk it out.
Get out of your head and back into your heart starting November 22, when the Sun moves into Sagittarius and your fourth house of home, family and emotional ties for a month. You’re always the lucky recipient of this cozy energy during the start of holiday season, and with Mercury now direct (forward), you can settle some of those misunderstandings and get back to the business of bonding! If you’re hunting for a new nest or just sprucing your roost, the November 26 Sagittarius new moon opens a fresh six-month chapter in your domestic fourth house. Or, just get busy putting up those holiday decorations and planning the festivities.
Avoid touchy topics on November 24, when confrontational Mars opposes hotheaded Uranus across your communication axis. You could easily get caught in a showdown trying to make your point. While it can be hard to listen to someone with such a radically different point of view, consider that they might just be trying to get a rise out of you by pushing your buttons. Don’t feed the monster!
Relationship harmony improves starting November 27, when nebulous Neptune ends a five-month retrograde through Pisces and your relationship house. Maybe you lost yourself in the “couple bubble” or got a little too wrapped up in a partner’s life instead of your own. Perhaps things got weird between you, with mixed messages flying around. It will be easier to get back on the same page soon.
If you’re in the U.S. over Thanksgiving, the long weekend could get off to a playful and passionate start! On Thursday, November 28, the moon, romantic Venus, structured Saturn and potent Pluto are all in Capricorn and your fifth house of love. A budding attraction could turn serious and coupled Virgos could make the most of any time off. And if Cupid doesn’t pop out of the cornucopia, no worries! On December 2 (spoiler alert), lucky Jupiter will begin a 12-month visit to Capricorn, setting off a year filled with fireworks, flirtation and new adventures of the heart!
LOVE & ROMANCE:
With tender Venus ensconced in your foundational fourth house from November 1 to 25, you’ll feel the magnetic pull of Chez Virgo and a desire to spend more time around your closest people. If you’re in a relationship, you might want to zip yourselves into your couple bubble and not emerge till Thanksgiving! While you’re in there, share a few vulnerable confessions and be receptive to theirs. Venus is in big-picture Sagittarius, making it easier than usual to open your heart, be more receptive and forgive people their trespasses. Enjoy this annual cycle for connecting on a deeper level.
If you live with your S.O., you might be inspired to refeather your shared nest, whether it’s with a major home-improvement project or just some decorating changes. Pro tip: Focus on the boudoir to get that stagnant chi flowing, a la Feng Shui. Single Virgos might need to pry yourselves out of the house and into some good mingling settings. Grab a chatty wingperson to keep you from crawling home at the stroke of 8PM.
The tug toward emotional security is strong most of the month as driven Mars charges through Libra and your security-seeking second house until November 19. Regardless of your status, you’ll be turned on by luxury, dressing up and hanging out at more upscale, sophisticated places. If you’re dating, you’ll be attracted to stable, solvent people who bring minimal drama. With combative Mars in this fiscal center, couples may feel stressed or argue about money. But turn that into a positive. Let any tension motivate you to get your finances in order. Your efficient sign knows full well that “budget” is not a dirty word!
On November 19, passionate Mars blazes into Scorpio and your communication center until January 3, 2020, ratcheting up the flirtatious vibes and sexy banter. Between you and a new person (or your beloved), the mental AND physical chemistry will be white-hot. Sparks could ignite with a friend or colleague or a solid-seeming person you meet online. Resist the temptation to compare yourself—or your relationship status—with others. That’s a trap you want to sidestep. Variety is the spice of your love life, so whatever your current situation, give it some breathing room and mix things up beyond the usual.
An auspicious day to look forward to is November 24, when the two “benefics,” Venus and Jupiter, unite in Sagittarius sand your most sentimental sector. While these two planets meet up every year, they only do so HERE once every 12 years, so drop your guard for a change and let someone know how you really feel—and don’t worry about what they think! Newer couples could make a big move and talk about living together, babies or meeting each other’s families.
Venus will trot on to Capricorn the next day (November 25), firing up your sensual and passionate fifth house until December 20. Romance is in the air for the rest of the year, and with Mars turning up the heat in Scorpio, there will be no shortage of places to mingle or socialize with bae: Bring on the holiday PDAs!
November 5: Mars-Pluto square
When controlling Pluto squares off with feisty Mars, you land in the driver’s seat! You might realize just how powerful you really are in a relationship or your dating efforts. Don’t wait to be “chosen”; grab the wheel and steer your love life in the direction you want it to go.
MONEY & CAREER:
Wait to collaborate? With the Sun in Scorpio and your third house of kindred spirits, a part of you is eager to team up. But with your ruler, Mercury—the galactic guardian of communication, technology and travel—retrograde (backward) from October 31 to November 20, you might want to sniff this one out before diving in headfirst. Ask all the questions (and then some). On November 19, go-getter Mars will zoom into Scorpio for the rest of the year, heating up dynamic duos. By conducting due diligence, you’ll have your questions answered in time to make things official before the end of the year.
Financial stress could loom until the 19th, as Mars lingers in Libra and your second house of work and money. You may have to streeeetch your budget to meet some unplanned expenses. Let that motivate you! Lean into magnetic Mars’ confident energy and raise your rates, get that promotion or cast a wide job search net. The red planet can rev up your revenue goals. By the time the Taurus full moon lights up your ninth house of adventure, you’ll be ready to take a leap of faith. This is the perfect time to invest in the tools of your trade, so if it’s time to upgrade your computer or take that course that can give you a leg up in your career, start researching options then press “buy now” once Mercury retrograde ends on the 20th.
On November 22, the Sun slips into Sagittarius and your domestic sector, a great time to tend to your home office or even explore a money-making venture with a relative. The November 26 Sagittarius new moon could bring a real estate opportunity, such as a property sale or a money-making venture through Airbnb-ing or hosting a trunk show at your home. And if you’re feeling burnt out after a long year (and decade!), Sagittarius season is perfect for rebalancing your work and self-care ratio.
November 8: Sun-Neptune trine
Be bold and break the ice today. With the confident Sun and intuitive Neptune linking up in your interpersonal sectors, follow a hunch and strike up conversation. If a meeting or chat thread starts to lose focus, “be the change” and steer things in a more empowering direction.
Love Days: 28, 6
Money Days: 14, 22
Luck Days: 12, 19
Off Days: 9, 17, 4