Soul-Searching and Shadow-Work are the themes for November. As the year comes to a close, we are inspired to purge the things which had kept us in the dark and to search for the light. The month starts off a bit rocky, but definitely ends on a high-note. Packed with quite a few sign transitions and planetary changes in direction, November inspires you to count your lucky stars and to get your fill on some soul-food.
The first week of November comes in with a heavy dose of chaos as Uranus revisits Aries for its final tour on November 6th. That same day also happens to be Election Day in the United States, invoking our revolutionary and rebellious spirits. Uranus will remain in Aries until March 6th, where it will return into Taurus, and will remain in its retrograde position until the New Year on January 6th. With this position we don’t like to be told what to do, what to think, and are rather impatient when it comes to old structures that no longer work – not just with our governments, but with ways of doing things within our personal lives. There is more of a fight in where we feel victimized, wanting to break the chains that keep us limited. This is a time of changing our view of ourselves, our perspective, and fighting the enemy within ourselves. With Scorpio season upon us, this fellow Mars-Ruled sign which takes the reins of Uranus is sure to make waves when it comes to shadow work.
The very next day, on November 7th we are graced with a rather heavy Scorpio Moon, who’s theme is also fixed on shadow work and embracing the art of letting go of the things that had held us captive within ourselves. This is where we face the enemy once and for all – the inner battle we fight within ourselves when it comes to self-view and image. This is an Alchemist’s Moon, where we take the steps to transform and transmute the shadow into gold. Let go or be dragged, is the motto this Moon instills upon us. We can no longer be held back by outdated thoughts or defense mechanisms which held us captive in a victimized state of mind and shed that old mentality. This rather emotional Moon might stir up some drama and conflict when it comes to situations which trigger or provoke the things within our environment which make us depressed and help us realize our true power that will ultimately help set us free. The best thing to do during this transformational time is to clean those old skeletons our of your closet and to purge old experiences so they can no longer trigger back into our environment.
The very next day, on November 8th, Jupiter transitions into Sagittarius. You can say the New Moon from the night before was the final push to help us release the old, so we can finally embrace the new. This sign change is welcomed and is one of extreme good fortune, optimism, and brings about a heavy dose of good luck – and it’s about time. Jupiter returns home into Sagittarius once every 12 years or so and when it happens, the Lord of Plenty graces us with success and emphasizes the good qualities within us. For the next year we can count on luck being on our side and marvel at how well our powers in manifestation work to bring about the things we desire. However, even though this is a great position for conjuring money, it caters more to our soul-calling and higher-purpose, meaning that money isn’t everything and we are able to look beyond what we need to earn, towards how we earn it – meaning that a high-paying position is meaningless unless it speaks to our soul and caters to our passions. This is a time of finding that inner-purpose and acting upon it.
About a week later we have another sign change which brings about a soul-fueled influence when Mars finally moves from Aquarius, where it has been for the past 6 months and transitions into Pisces on November 15th. Pisces waters down the fire within Mars but provokes a drive towards spirituality and a more creative direction until the end of the year on December 31st. This position fuels artists and writers as it possesses extreme imaginative powers, so during this time you will want to get that sketch pad out or start finishing up that book you had been experiencing a writer’s block on. Another positive in this position is favoring love over war – compassion and empathy are highlighted and so we focus on how to bring about peace instead of making more waves that stem from our aggressiveness.
The next day we have a few planetary transitions which are going to rock our World, in many different factors. On November 16th Venus and Mercury switch roles as Venus turns direct and Mercury goes Retrograde.
For many, Venus retrograde was rather difficult while it was in the domain of shadow-working Scorpio. If we had taken the time to face our inner-shadows and mended relationships, then this transition should prove to be rather blissful for those who did the work. Your sex life more than likely improved and you were able to see through the manipulation or toxicity within the narcissists you had blindly fallen in love with. This is where we are set free and fall deeper in love with those who truly captured our hearts with good intentions.
Many fear Mercury in Retrograde for its infamous affect on travel, miscommunication, technical malfunctions and delays in plans. And being in Sagittarius doesn’t make it any better… However, this can prove to be a rather magical time if channeled correctly. When Mercury is in Sagittarius it provokes the inner philosopher and brings optimism in our way of thinking – rather than dwelling on the glass being half empty, we can clearly see all the reasons it is actually half-full. There is no crying over spilled milk, instead we understand why the glass had been knocked over and the reason behind it all. This means that we will revisit situations and old ways of thinking where we had dwelled on as hardships or negative and begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Progress is to be made during this retrograde season, and it all starts with switching our perspective around and seeing the magic, or method, within the madness.
On November 22nd the Sun joins Mercury as it finds home in Sagittarius. While Mercury in Retrograde puts a kink in the wheel when it comes to travel, Sun in Sagittarius helps a bit as it provokes the inner-adventurer and inspires us to visit somewhere outside our zip-code. Taking a trip on a whim or visiting somewhere you had dreamed of seeing is highlighted. This is a great time to also allow our spirits to soar, so go to a healing temple or venture outside on horseback. This holiday season you may be planning a family gathering where you go visit your distant relatives you haven’t seen in years.
The same day, which also happens to be Thanksgiving, we have a Full Moon in Gemini. This adds to making great conversation during a family dinner, thinking outside the box, and putting a major highlight on fun and games. This Moon lightens up our moods and inspires us to make friends with just about anyone, making peace with those we had felt distant from and catching up with old friends or relatives we haven’t talked to in some time.
The month comes to a close with another happy note as Neptune turns direct on November 24th. Neptune has been retrograding for the past 5 months and at home in Pisces. Rather than dealing with the harshness of reality, we can now safely return into the realm of our dreams and begin conjuring our dreams again.
WHAT DOES NOVEMBER HAVE IN STORE FOR YOUR ZODIAC SUN SIGN?
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GENERAL / SELF
7 of Chalices
There is plenty to celebrate in the month of November, Aries, however, you need to be careful with getting carried away when floating about in those clouds. This is a month where grounding is necessity. While you can take part in the happiness and many reasons to celebrate, you still need to keep your head firmly on your shoulders because there are many important decisions to consider, as well as details to pay attention to. However, time isn’t necessarily of the essence, so while you do need to pay attention to your surroundings, you can still take your time when it comes to those important decisions.
You may be presented with some opportunities that seem fun from the outside but require a lot more seriousness than you realize when you take part in them. That is why taking your time right now is okay, because jumping into something without thoroughly thinking it through can prove to do more harm than good, in the long run.
Also, Uranus makes one last tour within your sign while in its retrograde motion this month, and so within he first week of November these opportunities or options could arise, which seem to put a bit of a fork in the road for you. Just remember, don’t rush, Aries, and slow that fiery energy of yours down, and keep in mind that Mercury goes retrograde this month, and so by the beginning of December you should have a better idea of what you want to do. Just relax and have fun – as November brings about plenty of happiness and reasons to celebrate in the meantime.
GENERAL / SELF
10 of Pentacles
Family and tradition play a big role for you in November, Taurus. You are definitely one to celebrate for the sake of tradition, as a Taurus is typically fond of routine and things that have been practiced for generations. Perhaps you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, or having a family gathering – whatever it may be, it is something that is going to bring you and those you hold near and dear to your heart even closer.
There are things within different aspects of your life that seem to be going a bit array, and so you need to keep in mind that you have support, and that you don’t need to take on more than you can handle. Reach out and know that you are not alone. Although that might be easier said than done for you, Taurus, because you are typically the one who is the lifeline for others, however, this time around it is your turn to recognize the supportive team in your corner.
So while you can count on support, you need to also understand that certain things which occur in your life this month are unavoidable and will bring about somewhat of a drastic change. While you don’t necessarily do so well with change, you will have to do your best to adapt. This may occur when Uranus changes back into Aries around the beginning of the month on November 6th – so don’t fret, because the entire month won’t be so bad.
GENERAL / SELF
Knave of Chalices
You are truly a child at heart, Gemini, and November is going to bring that inner child out even more to play. However, it does seem that your naivety might get the best of you in certain aspects of your life, and as we get into the other cards, we will determine exactly where that is. You may also be called to assist someone in need of guidance, and you are always up to help someone in need.
When Mercury goes retrograde for the final time this year on November 16th is most likely when you will experience the climatic chaos of the craziness that is going to stir up some trouble in your life, however, your communication skills will be highlighted with the Gemini Full Moon just about a week later on the 22nd. Do be careful though, as while you do have a gift of gab, you can at times get yourself into trouble with dropping the filter needed when explaining your feelings to others. Basically, sensitivities will be high, and so you don’t want to ruffle any feathers that won’t be easily smoothed out again.
The best thing you can do for yourself is to transmute the chaos into creativity. So, hold your tongue and write out what you want to say, rehearse it, and ensure that your audience will be all ears and hearts. You can’t always control other’s reaction, but you can control the way you go about things in the first place. Keep that in mind, Gemini.
GENERAL / SELF
Ace of Pentacles
Things are looking up for you this month, Cancer, and it’s about time. Of course, not everything is all peachy keen, and you do have some things which are pressing in certain aspects of your life, as the other cards will foretell, however, for the most part you are feeling on top of the World and proud of what you had achieved. You may be setting a milestone this month or expanding in an area which is going to benefit you for the long-term. Basically, if you feel you need to step forward and take a risk, or invest into something, then really consider doing it because you are in the right position to do so. You aren’t typically one to take a leap without first knowing that you will have a safe landing, however, November opens the doors for greener pastures and promises that luck is on your side.
I do feel this good fortune is a combination of both Jupiter changing into Sagittarius and Venus and Neptune turning direct – this affects your sign in very positive ways and allows for you to see the future as bright. These events may spike up mid-month and you will more than likely be taking this leap as November comes to an end. So, there is no rush, allowing you to take your time in planning and preparing.
The Scorpio New Moon on the 7th is a perfect time to set new intentions for what you want to manifest, and so keep that in mind when mid-month approaches, where you will receive a glimpse of your wish coming true. While the stars do open the doors for good fortune, you have to remember that it is ultimately up to you to take those first steps.
GENERAL / SELF
Out with the old, in with the new. This Scorpio season is going hit you rather hard as you say goodbye to something which used to define you and adapt onto a new way of being. Perhaps you are changing some lifestyle habits, letting go of a career, or allowing the sun to set on a personality trait which no longer serves you. Whatever it may be, it will be bittersweet. The key to remember is to welcome the new – that after dusk, there will be a new dawn and the sun will shine again.
You will feel reborn this month, as these far-reaching changes within you may take a while to manifest, but after they do, you will feel this shift fully and can look back with pride with how far you have come. Perhaps you are letting go of a bit of your independent nature for the sake of taking someone, or some new trade, under your wing, which is going to benefit you more than you could imagine.
I do feel these changes are most likely a result of Jupiter changing into Sagittarius. While it was in Scorpio, you may have undergone some deep changes from a heavy dose of shadow work, and now that is has changed into a compatible fire sign, you now feel optimistic and can see the future more clearly. Whatever it may be, you feel that the stars are finally on your side.
The Scorpio New Moon on the 7th, just a day before Jupiter changes into Sagittarius, may hit you hard with realizations and new ideals. This is a good time for you to spend a lone, to reflect, and to plan for what is to come into place of what you are letting go of.
GENERAL / SELF
7 of Pentacles
November is going to prove to be quite a lucky month for you, Virgo. There seems to be somewhat of a karmic exchange occurring in certain aspects of your life, which other cards will foretell, which will put you feeling as if you are back on top. However, it may be a long process before you start to see any results, and it is best that you stay on course and do not allow yourself to get frustrated when you feel a bit impatient. Typically, that’s how it usually goes, right? You always want to throw in the towel at the last-minute right before things turn out the way you had wanted. Just be patient and enjoy the process of things becoming.
I do not feel that Mercury’s Retrograde is going to be harsh on you, as you are ruled by the planet of Communication and Travel, however, it may slow things down a bit, which may be the worst thing you will experience this month. So, count your lucky stars, because besides that, you will feel rather blessed.
You are a very hard-working sign, and you don’t mind putting in the extra effort, especially if it promises an abundant result, and so keep that in mind when you are required to go the extra mile or put in a little more elbow grease to ensure you get the results you want.
The Gemini Full Moon might have your head swirling with many ideas and may have you feeling a bit frustrated with others, especially if their communications styles are a bit sloppy or they won’t stick to the program, and so this is where you will have to practice that art of patience.
GENERAL / SELF
VI the Lovers
Big decisions are being made this month, Libra, as November brings about quite a few major shifts which are going to rock your World. All seems to be pretty good, though, so don’t stress too much about your need for balance and peace being compromised. Although, just like I had said for the other signs whom are experiencing a rather blissful month, you can’t depend on everything being perfectly peachy keen, and as the other cards will entail, there are some things you will have to be on alert for.
You are considering something big, so big that once you take that step, you will not be able to go back. Much like a baby bird learning to fly and leaving the nest – you have outgrown your comfort zone and are branching out to experience the vast World around you. However, you need to think carefully before you venture out, as mentioned, these changes will greatly affect your life for the long-term – primarily your home, relationships and even your career. You don’t want to make the wrong step and end up ruining something concrete for something that seemed like a good idea at the time. Take your time to consider what you want to do and try to imagine what the future would be – realistically.
I do feel that these ideas or opportunities for change will spark up when Venus, your ruling planet, goes direct on 16th, but, Mercury goes retrograde that same day, giving you time to rethink, reconsider, and to even venture back to the past to rediscover what you have learned and how it can benefit you for the future.
GENERAL / SELF
2 of Swords
Happy Birthday Scorpio!
Trust is the name and game for the month of November. Trust in yourself, and reestablishing trust in others. You can be quite suspicious at times, and when other’s intentions aren’t clear, you aren’t necessarily naive or gullible. You will stand back and observe, and watch what they do, rather than leaning in to what they say.
Jupiter makes its shift from your sign, into Sagittarius, and while the Lord of Plenty is no longer putting you in the spotlight, it does seem that other planets have different plans for you this month. It is your birthday month, and so you’d have to expect some sort of bag of tricks, right? Well… it doesn’t seem that things are going to be going array for you, but they will in fact be going into your favor, that is after the storm settles and you are able to act upon certain things to not only clear the air, but to promote better changes that contribute to your inner peace and happiness. This is not only a month of trust, but also a month of self-care and acting upon it by setting boundaries and calling others out for taking advantage of your good nature.
Things may escalate during the Scorpio New Moon on the 7th, but then will settle down when Mars enters Pisces on the 15th and the next day when Venus goes direct within your sign. You might feel as if your feathers are ruffled within that timeframe, only to feel more smoothed out after the dust has settled.
GENERAL / SELF
XIX the Sun
Jupiter, the Lord of Plenty, moves into your domain, Sagittarius. You are put in the spotlight, and so are all of your favorite things such as: travel, optimism, good fortune and adventure. However, so is over indulgence! We will get into what the other cards say, as some will give you a few clues as to what Jupiter is cooking up for you, and what to look out for, but for the most part, November should be a rather pleasant month for you – and it’s about time! After the first week of the month, you should feel rather blessed and that the stars are finally aligning in your favor.
Be on the lookout for interesting conversation and finding new interests or even a course of study. Your brain is going to get in more work than your physical body, and so make sure that you are ready to take on the opportunities which are bound to find you. You are truly a child at heart, Sagittarius, and your curious mind and optimistic spirit are unleashed, allowing you to venture out and have some fun.
As mentioned though, over indulgence can work against you, especially in terms of your optimism. So, when something arises that seems to be paved in gold, keep in mind that it could actually just be gold plated. Don’t jump the gun and take a risk on something that won’t be exactly what you want, until you have done a little of your own research first.
GENERAL / SELF
5 of Pentacles
Well, Capricorn, I wish I could say this is going to be a rather pleasant month for you, but as it seems, you may have your work cut out for you, and in many aspects of your life as well. There is going to be a pleather of drama, fires to put out, and temptations to bypass. You need to make sure that you are ready to take these on, and that you don’t let the pressure of them bring you down, as your self-esteem could be the worst battle you will have to face.
You have to remember, that your perspective plays a lot in the troubles that you face this month – when you feel you have fallen into a dark hole, there is a way out, but by dwelling on your circumstances you could end up making it much worse for yourself. A lot of this could be due to Uranus venturing back into Aries on November 6th, which could bring about quite a lot of stormy weather into your life – as we get into the other cards we will determine exactly which areas of your life you are affected.
Capricorn, your biggest fear is feeling like a failure, or that an investment didn’t turn out to bring you what you had planned, and this month may have you realize these fears – keep in mind that it is not the end of the World, but instead a change in direction.
GENERAL / SELF
9 of Swords
You do have quite a lot of good occurring in your life this month, Aquarius, but for some reason you are down in the dumps – it may be your perspective, or perhaps you are so used to the chaos you’ve encountered most of the year (thanks to Mars being in your sign for the past 6 months, and also in retrograde). You will have to muster up the mental strength to see that silver lining and to wake up from the nightmare you feel so trapped in. Not all is bad as it seems, and in fact, you will experience quite a lot of good that is worth celebrating.
Things will more than likely change for you when Mars enters Pisces mid-month on November 15th. However, Mercury does go retrograde the next day, but I do feel that you won’t be as affected by it as other signs will be, and so you will just need to ensure your mind isn’t so clouded.
I feel that November is putting a microscope on your perspective and mental health over all. This is going to be a good month to brush up on your meditation skills and getting your spiritual groove back up to par. So, when you feel down, focus on your spirit and try your best to ground yourself in the process, so not to soar too far up in the clouds.
As they say – fake it until you make it – and that might be the case when you feel forced to slap on a smile and join in on social events – however, the more you practice that smile, the easier it will be to feel it on the inside as well.
GENERAL / SELF
2 of Wands
November is going to be rather kind to you, Pisces. Generosity is the key this month, mostly generosity which will be given to by others who prove they stand firmly in your corner. This not only makes you feel loved, cherished, and protected, but it also helps you get a leg up on things that you had felt were lacking in the past. These last few months have been a bit rough on you, and so November is going to a pleasant turn of events.
Not only is Mars entering your sign on the 15th, but Neptune, your ruling planet and that has also been governing your sign for the past while is finally turning direct. This opens your World up to not only acting out on your dreams, but also being able to safely go back to the realm of your dreams where you feel more yourself. November gives you a “Get out of Reality’s Grip” card where you can finally ease your mind of the stress that you had been undergoing for the past while when Neptune forced you to face reality and all of its harshness with no escape.
Something new is also taking shape this month, and it is definitely something which sparks your heart and soul back to life, which has been much needed. So count your lucky stars as they are finally aligning in your favor.