There’s no cute way to say it: November’s astrological forecast is messy and hectic. On the bright side, November provides an opportunity to get our hands dirty, wrestle with life’s big questions and come out with a working plan to get it done. The only way out is through the dirt, right?
It all begins with an explosive new moon in Scorpio on the 4th. New moons are fresh starts, and this one forms an exact opposition to Uranus—planet of genius insight and unexpected change. Then on the 5th, communication planet Mercury (finally out of its post-retrograde shadow and exploring new territory) moves into secretive Scorpio while Venus shifts into dutiful earth sign Capricorn. Due to an upcoming retrograde, Venus remains in Capricorn through March 2022, giving us extra time to get our sh*t together.
As much as we want to move forward, a series of challenging aspects between the 10th and the 17th make it so we can’t rush ahead. Unexpected roadblocks allow us to test the integrity of our plan. Then on the 19th, a lunar eclipse in Taurus shakes things up or asks us to start over again.
Sagittarius season begins on the 21st and Mercury enters the archer’s sign on the 24th. Happy Birthday to our gritty, adventurous Sags (especially to Britney Spears who’s in the midst of her own battle to break free). Though things aren’t as tense in the final third of the month, we’re officially in eclipse season (the next eclipse is on December 4th) where time speeds up and we’re more sensitive than usual to the hands of fate.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign may provide further insight.)