Your November 2019 Horoscopes
Happy November! Though this month has us facing some hard and exhausting truths, expansive energy abounds. Most of this month is spent with Mercury retrograde in mysterious Scorpio. While tech is glitching and traffic is slow, we have an opportunity to go deep and review our best-kept secrets. Look out for a breakthrough moment on the 11th when Mercury meets the sun: What needs to be revealed?
On the 12th, the full moon in Taurus offers its annual warm hug and cosmic sigh of relief. Taurus is the sign of creature comforts, so let’s share a delicious meal and splurge on a spa trip or massage. We’ve been caught in the muck, doing the hard work of Scorpio season and examining the ugliest parts of ourselves. This full moon is a reminder that we can love ourselves despite—and because of!—our flaws.
A major mood shift happens at the end of the month as Mercury stations direct on the 20th, and on the 22nd, the sun glides into Sagittarius. (Happy birthday to our Sagittarius babes!) Sagittarius energy is like wildfire: extremely hard to contain. With feel-good planets Jupiter and Venus meeting in the archer’s sign on the 24th, the enthusiasm is contagious. Bottle up what’s inspiring to set some intentions at the new moon in Sagittarius on the 27th. As the holiday season kicks off with Thanksgiving at month’s end, it becomes very clear that the celebration won’t last forever. We’ve articulated our dreams, now we must make them a reality.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)
With Mercury retrograde in your sign as November begins, you are feeling tongue tied: unable to fully express yourself or constantly misunderstood. Everyone keeps asking you questions and then ignoring your response. On the 11th, block off some time to take care of your body and your soul. Do some journaling or automatic writing along with your weekly bentonite clay mask. Even if no one else hears you, listen to yourself.
On the 12th, the full moon in Taurus illuminates your partnership sector and you want to spoil your sweetheart rotten. Treat your work wife to an expensive lunch, give your husband a massage or invite your BFF over for a home-cooked meal and a Love Island binge watch. Your special babes are so important to you and despite how busy everyone is, it’s so important that you show love in a tactile way. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re being extra.
On the 22nd as the sun enters Sagittarius, your concern becomes personal abundance and security. You have been slowly increasing your net worth over the last year and on the 24th, you are gifted something of great value (pray it’s a Vitamix!). Trust the flow. At the new moon on the 27th, take some time to lay out your budgets and set next year’s financial goals. Do you want to pick up another side hustle? Drop a side hustle? Remember that you are worth so much more than your paycheck.
Mercury’s retrograde in November is a lesson in keeping your cool when things are out of your control. Whether you’re on an extended silent meditation retreat or simply following orders on a tedious work project, now is the time to accept that this isn’t about you. Remember: sometimes creativity requires solitude. On the 11th, a brilliant idea comes to you in a dream. Don’t worry about executing it now, but write down the details so you can take action later in the month.
The full moon in Taurus on the 12th finds you focusing on your health and wellness. It’s a great day to renew your gym membership, sign up for a healthy meal delivery service or commit to a Whole30 with a friend. Though the holidays are coming up and you are pining to indulge in endless processed sugar and salty snacks, remember that nothing feels better to your body than real nutrition.
As the sun enters your sign on the 22nd and your season officially begins (Happy birthday to you!), you are ready to assert yourself and take up more space. This has been a huge year for your personal growth and that should be celebrated so block off the 24th for a true self-care day. At the new moon on the 27th, it’s completely appropriate to throw your own birthday party and wear something wild. Your vibe is contagious, so don’t hesitate to let loose and wear a leopard print dress.
With Mercury retrograde in your friendship sector as the month begins, your inbox is suddenly flooded with messages from old friends which gets you nostalgic and longing for the “good old days.” But what was so good about them? On the 11th, a date with an acquaintance who you’ve always wanted to get to know better leaves you brimming with visions for the future. Make sure all of your friends are this inspiring.
The full moon in Taurus on the 12th is a chance to get in touch with your inner child. Whether you’re a mom yourself or just the fun aunt, go on an adventure with the kids in your life and let them set the itinerary. Dine at their favorite restaurant or get tickets to a holiday show. Watching their eyes fill with wonder at the hibachi restaurant or the Broadway stage reminds you to look for joy everywhere. As you learn to take yourself less seriously, you have more fun.
As the sun enters Sagittarius on the 22nd, you start fantasizing about spending time off the grid or at least with your phone on “Do Not Disturb.” This month is a great time to immerse yourself in a project that requires deep concentration. At the new moon on the 27th, after spending some time exploring the options in the abyss, get serious about your seclusion. Commit to a daily meditation practice or just set an earlier bedtime. Your skin is so much brighter when you rest.
With Mercury retrograde in your career sector at the top of the month, frustrations in the office abound. If you’re having trouble communicating with your boss, don’t hesitate to schedule a meeting so you can get on the same page. And if you’re the one in the leadership position, be sure to check in with that colleague or client who might feel hesitant to bring up their stress. On the 11th, a major project comes up that requires all hands on deck. Be patient as you learn to work more efficiently together.
At the full moon in Taurus on the 12th, it is finally time to snag that velvet comforter or splurge on a Tempur-Pedic mattress. It’s also an auspicious moment to throw a housewarming (or rewarming) party, or at the very least to light some candles and have the ladies over for drinks. Though it’s often assumed that you’re too serious to appreciate comfort, there’s actually no one who does cozy better than you. Keep adding pleasure to your space.
As the sun glides into Sagittarius on the 22nd, you’re inspired to give back to your community. Organize a drive to collect winter coats or Thanksgiving groceries for families in need. On the 24th, your generosity will be recognized when handing off the donations is received with immense gratitude. Ride this philanthropic wave through the new moon on the 27th by bringing some friends along to volunteer at another food drive or soup kitchen. Anything that you contribute matters.
As November begins, you are caught up in fulfilling the fantasy of your next great escape. With Mercury retrograde in your higher learning and travel sector, though, you need to be extra careful with the details. Double check that you received your flight confirmation and finalized the payment for that class you signed up for. Get on track so that by the 11th, a fresh nugget of wisdom can change the course of your entire journey.
The full moon in Taurus on the 12th is a great time to do something special with your sister or a close childhood friend. Grab tickets to see your favorite emo band on their reunion tour or head to that adorable rustic Italian restaurant and submit to the splendor of classic red sauce comfort food. With so much of your life constantly in flux, it’s reassuring that certain people and places always feel like home.
As Sagittarius season begins on the 22nd, your attention is on your career and public image. You have really come into your own in the public eye this year—or at least become more aware of all that you’re capable of!—and the 24th is a moment for all of your hard work to be joyfully acknowledged. Take some time at the new moon on the 27th to dream up the next scheme. When you believe in yourself, there’s nothing you can’t achieve.
As November begins, with Mercury retrograde in your shared resources sector, you have debts and taxes on the mind. Don’t get too discouraged if your application to increase your credit limit or take out a loan is declined. On the 11th, you discover a more creative way to earn the cash or realize that the investment isn’t worth it anyway. Everything happens for a reason.
Even if you’re feeling less-than-abundant, the full moon in Taurus on the 12th is an invitation to treat yourself. You love the finer things in life but also need to acquire some practical items as well. It’s a wise choice to splurge on a nice pair of winter boots or that Canada Goose jacket you’ve been eyeing for years. Value yourself by keeping warm.
As the sun moves into Sagittarius on the 22nd, you feel the urge both to study and to share your knowledge. If you’ve been spending your spare time practicing yoga, studying climate science or brushing up your Spanish on Duolingo, now’s the time to let others in on what you’ve learned. Around the 24th or for the new moon in Sagittarius on the 27th, plan a low-key workshop or salon with friends to share ideas. Make this the first of many events like this to come.
At the top of the month, Mercury is retrograde in your partnership sector and all of your exes are sliding into the DMs. Allow yourself the pleasure of leaving these messages on read. It’s wonderful to remember how much you don’t need the people who have let you down. On the 11th, a cathartic conversation with your boyfriend or business partner allows you to get your worries about the future of the relationship off your chest. Work together to go deeper.
The full moon in your sign on the 12th is a time for self-care. Roast a chicken and don’t think twice about cooking vegetables in the leftover fat. Buy that weighted blanket you’ve been eyeing for months to snuggle up and calm your nerves. Schedule an acupuncture appointment and don’t feel guilty about getting a facial on the same afternoon! Your intuition has never been clearer, so be sure to give your body what it needs.
As the sun enters Sagittarius on the 22nd, your focus shifts to shared resources. Who and what is worth your time and energy? The 24th is an especially lucky day to find some new collaborators or investors for your art project or start-up. Don’t hesitate to sign a contract or seal a deal at the new moon in Sagittarius on the 27th. You know who and what deserves your trust.
As November begins, Mercury retrograde brings constant interruptions to your daily grind, leading you to think harder about your role at the office. Which coworkers are slacking? And who inspires your hustle? On the 11th, while the wireless connection is inevitably cut off, use the extra time to get creative about your organization. Make your spreadsheets pretty and finesse your email templates. The secret to balancing work and play is to find the beauty in the details.
At the full moon in Taurus on the 12th, accept the challenge of finding comfort in something way out of your control. Visit a friend in another city and allow yourself to be completely immersed in their world. Get tickets to see one of your favorite bands at a huge venue and sit in the nosebleeds. Sing along knowing that no one can hear you over the crowd’s roar. It’s a thrill to be a tiny party of something huge.
As the sun enters Sagittarius on the 22nd, all of your energy is on other people, especially on your most important commitments. You’ve learned so much from your relationships this year and whether you met the love of your life or finally ended that toxic friendship that was sucking you dry, your heart has grown many sizes. At the new moon in Sagittarius on the 27th, set some intentions together with your partner. Having a plan for the future keeps the relationship fresh.
November’s Mercury retrograde has you focused on pleasure and how it’s seemingly gone MIA from your life. Has your interest in dating evaporated? Have your creative pursuits run dry? Take a nostalgic tour of abandoned art projects or forgotten romances to ignite your creativity. On the 11th, you have a major realization about how pleasure isn’t just something you want but something you need. Ask for it.
At the full moon in Taurus on the 12th, you feel called to gather your friends. Lots of fresh faces have entered your life this year and it’s time to let the worlds collide. Perhaps a Friendsgiving is in order? Even if you host something more casual like a happy hour at your favorite bar, invite the most intriguing personalities and let yourself be surprised about who shows up. In a few months, your friends will be thanking you for introducing them to each other.
As the sun enters Sagittarius, your focus shifts to your health and daily routines. You have either been thriving or struggling in this area all year so now is the time to figure out what is and isn’t working. If you’ve been feeling lazy, you get a surge of energy on the 24th and at the new moon on the 27th, you’re ready to earnestly commit to a serious workout regimen or diet you’ve been interested in (plant-based, anyone?). Learn to treat your health as your most important relationship.
Nesting is your buzzword at the top of the month as you strive to make your home into the coziet cave. Unfortunately, endless family drama or an unexpected family emergency interrupts your homemaking flow. Much to your relief though, an ongoing disagreement with your sister is finally resolved on the 11th when you realize that actually, both of you were in the wrong. The only way to get to the root of the matter is to listen to everyone’s story.
The full moon in Taurus marks a major turning point for your career. Whether it’s finally being recognized for all of the extra responsibilities you’ve taken on at work or having your first article published in a magazine or local paper, it becomes clear that both your ideas and your literal presence is a comfort to your colleagues and your community. Don’t take the warmth of the spotlight for granted.
As the sun enters Sagittarius, you are feeling extra creative and romantic. If you’re single, an end-of-year fling falls into your lap on the 24th. As crazy as it seems, embrace the whirlwind affair (you might have someone to take home on Christmas!). At the new moon on the 27th, do something artistic you’ve always wanted to try. Whether it’s a painting class with the kids or finally buying film for your vintage camera, it’s beyond freeing to tap into a new mode of expression.
With Mercury retrograde in your communication sector at the top of the month, it’s in your best interest to think twice and read things over before you press send. Look through old text messages and emails to see how you’ve articulated it successfully before so you don’t waste your time saying it again. On the 11th, look out for an email, or even a real life letter in the mail, that you weren’t expecting. Its contents might change your outlook but consider your words carefully before you reply.
Your long-anticipated spiritual getaway is finally here at the full moon in Taurus on the 12th. Whether it’s taking a two-day reiki and breathwork workshop, a whirlwind trip abroad or simply getting to your first yoga class in months, luxuriate in this gift you are giving your mind and soul. It’s bliss to focus on the “why” of something when you’re so used to figuring out the “how.”
On the 22nd, the sun enters Sagittarius and breathes new life into your desire to improve or expand your home. Does the kitchen need fresh countertops? Can the garage be converted into an art studio? Or do you just want higher thread count sheets? Take a Pinterest deep dive on the 24th to collect your thoughts so by the new moon on the 27th, you can make a purchase for your home that is both joyful and practical. Take up as much space as you need to feel grounded.
November begins with a major—and desperately needed—review of your finances. How can you earn more? And once you’ve earned it, how can you save it? Remember that only you are responsible for your own abundance. On the 11th, you get a surprise refund on your insurance policy or a tiny bonus for overtime work. What did you waste money on the last time you had a surplus? Use it wisely this time, Libra.
The full moon in Taurus shifts the focus from what’s yours to what’s shared. And though you’ve been very frugal this month, your girlfriend or business partner puts the pressure on you to commit to an expensive vacation or work retreat. To ease your stress, she might offer to cover your share of the hotel costs, but be cautious: the word gift means “poison” in German, after all. Know that in the near future, you owe her a favor.
The sun enters Sagittarius on the 22nd and you are suddenly very caught up in your immediate environment: texting constantly with your sister and overhearing gossip at the local coffee shop. On the 24th, you have a lovely catch-up date with a childhood friend. Set the intention to keep in better touch with those closest to your heart at the new moon on the 27th. Make a promise to show up more IRL, too. Conversations are so much richer outside of those little blue squares.