The headline for this month is that Mercury is retrograde from November 2 through November 30. Although Mercury retrograde can be a good time to return home for a visit, it’s not always the best time for travel. Thanksgiving is coming up, so build some flexibility into your plans for the holidays. • Neptune goes direct on the 11th, influencing those mutable signs of Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, and Pisces. They are seeking a greater connection with Spirit. • We have two November eclipses—the solar eclipse on the 13th (at 21 Scorpio) and the lunar eclipse on the 28th (at 6 Gemini). The solar eclipse helps us to focus on resources, while the lunar eclipse helps us communicate our beliefs about the routines of daily life. • Days to face the world with a smile are the 9th, 17th, 24th, and 28th. Days to be alert are the 1st, 3rd, 6th, 11th, 13th, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, and 27th. • The sun enters Sagittarius on the 21st, while Mercury begins the month in Sagittarius and retrogrades back in Scorpio on the 14th. Venus is happy in Libra and enters Scorpio, looking for deeper love, on the 21st. Mars starts the month in Sagittarius and enters disciplined Capricorn on the 16th. The rest of the planets stay in their chosen signs: Jupiter in Gemini, Saturn in Scorpio, Uranus in Aries, Neptune in Pisces, and Pluto in Capricorn.
ARIES (March 21–April 19). You are very focused on resources this month—yours, mine, and ours. You are focused on doing some long-term planning that involves both your relationship and your career. The Mercury retrograde and the eclipse on the 13th will help you to review your current situation. By the 17th, you are ready to take some action on your career. It’s a good time to wrap things up, but hold off until December to start something new. Keep your eyes open on the 23rd and 27th.
TAURUS (April 20–May 20). Relationships are your theme for November. You are going through a period of reviewing and possibly renewing all of your relationships. With Mercury retrograde, you will have help in recalling whatever information you need to decide who stays and who goes. You are looking to renew relationships, but a few may need to come to an end. Keep an eye on your spending this month—you may have unexpected expenses that you need to cover. Overall, you are moving into a time of focus and stability.
GEMINI (May 21–June 21). Life continues to be busy and active—and sometimes too active. This should be a time when there are plenty of opportunities opening up for you in all areas of your life. Your relationship sector is very, very active right now. If you are in a relationship, this is the time for some renewal. If you are single, you are feeling the urge to respond to Mother Nature. Be careful about making any commitments until December. Keep your Thanksgiving plans easy and manageable. You will need time to yourself, and that may not easily fit in with holiday plans.
CANCER (June 22–July 22). You are in a very creative and productive time, with many ideas coming to you regarding your future direction. Keep up your fitness routine, even though that will be hard to do until after the 17th. Relationships are still going through major change and redefinition. This gets very intense in the last half of November. Look for new solutions, and don’t try to hang on to the old way of doing things. Your career needs to be fun and inventive, or you’ll be out looking for something else to do. As always, be realistic about your family.
LEO (July 23–August 22). With the planets focusing on your home and family sector, you are in a big cleaning-out phase as you work on your nest. This includes people as well as things. Some of you are doing home repairs, and others are buying or selling homes. By mid-month, your mood improves in time for Thanksgiving. Don’t let your guests overstay their welcome. After the holidays, send them off with turkey sandwiches because you will need the rest. Don’t let yourself get too lonely at the end of the month. Get out and change your routine.
VIRGO (August 23–September 22). You are indeed busy with a lot of activity going on, and most of it is positive. Career-wise, you are doing very well and have some options to consider if you want to change. Be careful that you don’t overload yourself at work. With Mercury retrograde in your home and family sector, you will be especially nostalgic this Thanksgiving. Some of this may show up during social gatherings or while working around your house. You are working on being more exact in what you say and how you say it. The next couple of years will be a good period for writing, if you want to take advantage of that.
LIBRA (September 23–October 23). Your financial sector is extremely active this month. You will want to take care of debts and financial obligations, beginning now and continuing for the next couple of years. You are extra-vigilant during November, so don’t be overly judgmental or critical of yourself. The holidays are an active period for you. There could be many obligations to take care of this year, so watch your boundaries and make sure that the person you are pleasing the most is you.
SCORPIO (October 24–November 21). Happy Birthday to the Scorpios. You have the only sign with three animals representing you: the scorpion, the eagle, and the phoenix. Never count a Scorpio out. You are in a big time of reviewing your career, your life, and your relationship. This birthday will seem weightier than those in the past. The plans you want to make have a very long-term future quality to them. With Mercury retrograde in your sign, you will have especially deep feelings about personal renewal. Enjoy this reflective time, and wait until December to act on the things you discover.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21). You continue to be on a roll that started in June. You need to take time this month to review your choices and determine which ones to continue and which ones to let go. Your relationship sector is good, so it’s a great time of renewal if you are involved with someone. Just don’t start any new relationships this month. Your holiday time is very busy. Be sure and take some time for yourself after the holidays—you will need it.
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19). This is an interesting month with a lot of emphasis on social activities with friends you haven’t seen in a while. You are reevaluating your involvement in the groups and organizations you are in. They must have more meaning and purpose if you are to stay involved. Mars, planet of action, enters your sign on the 17th. You will want to do something different, and you could be very bored if you can’t. You may not sleep as well if you don’t get enough physical activity during this time. Keep your holiday activities fun and light, with lots and lots of options.
AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18). As the month begins, you are focusing on your career. You’ll either make a new commitment to your job or decide to do something different. With Mercury retrograde in your career sector, lots of old problems should come to the surface and you’ll be glad to get a chance to correct them. You will continue to be more social as the year comes to an end. Relationships can be a bit limiting during this time. Introduce some new freedom into your partnership so you don’t feel the need to leave. And don’t be surprised if you hear from old friends during this retrograde.
PISCES (February 19–March 20). With Mars, planet of action and knives, moving through your sign, you’ll be busy at work this month. You could have a lot of new ideas and be willing to take some risks with your career. Mercury is retrograde in your career sector this month, so this is the time for you to review the whole enchilada. The holiday will be good for most of you. Those born in the first three days of Pisces are more ready for retreat than for social activity. Look forward to having greater clarity about things in December.