Your Weekly Horoscopes: November 20 to 26, 2022
Welcome to Sagittarius season! The sun moves into the archer’s sign on the 22nd. Happy birthday to our whip smart stars from Taylor Swift to Amanda Seyfried to Bill Nye the Science Guy! Though the switch from secretive Scorpio to wild Sagittarius is always welcome, this year, it’s more appreciated than usual. This week’s astrological weather is as nice as it can get for the latter half of 2022. The new moon in Sagittarius on the 23rd is an auspicious one as Jupiter—planet of freedom and opportunity—stations direct on the same day. Projects and plans that have been delayed since late July gain forward momentum. We’re going to make it after all.
Despite the generally improved vibes though, Mars retrograde squares off with hazy Neptune yet again—the last time was October 12th—on the 19th, bringing the confusion, overwhelm and uncertainty we’ve been feeling all month to another uneasy peak. This influence remains in effect through early next year so it’s best to ride the wave, take it slow, and remember the anxieties and worries you’re feeling are likely temporary.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Your Thanksgiving travel is almost suspiciously easy this year as the auspicious new moon in Sagittarius on the 23rd is supportive for long journeys. If you’re skipping holidays with the fam to hunker down and work on grad school applications, this lunation also offers you the chance to connect with teachers or mentors, dig into spirituality and explore education opportunities. How you’re going to afford it all is still a question, but for this week at least, focus on the vision.
This week’s mantra: “Go.”
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The new moon in Sagittarius on the 23rd falls in your shared resources sector. New moons provide fresh starts, and this one is for clearing debts and releasing baggage. You’ve been through a lot this year, and this week you’re reminded that you don’t have to carry the weight alone. After you get out of your Thanksgiving turkey coma, find the number of that therapist your friend recommended and send in your intake form.
This week’s mantra: “Release.”
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
This week brings many exciting developments in both your professional and personal life, Gemini. The new moon in Sagittarius on the 23rd falls in your partnership sector making the dawn of a new era for a business or romantic relationship. Whether you’re bringing a date home for the holidays or preparing to launch a new offering for your clients, nerves are high but there’s so much to be gained from connection.
This week’s mantra: “Join.”
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
What’s going to keep you grounded amidst the holiday season chaos is a healthy routine—whether that’s 10 minutes of bed yoga in the morning, a quick jog in the afternoon or reading as you wind down each night. This isn’t about following the plan of an influencer or doing what works for your sister, it’s about what works for you. The new moon in Sagittarius on the 23rd is an opportunity to commit to habits that fit your life.
This week’s mantra: “Commit.”
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)
You could use some fun, Leo. So luckily after all the work and family drama you’ve been experiencing this month, the new moon in Sagittarius on the 23rd offers a fresh start in your creative and romantic life. This holiday weekend is for connecting with your inner child (or your inner teen!), spending time with your kids or even setting up a date with an old hometown fling. As Taylor Swift once sang, “Tis the damn season!”
This week’s mantra: “Play.”
Virgo (August 23 - September 23)
Whether you’re visiting family for Thanksgiving or hosting your own feast for the first time, the new moon in Sagittarius on the 23rd offers a fresh start for all things home and family. If you have difficulty with your family of origin, this is also an auspicious moment to lean on a partner or BFF for support. The foundation of your life doesn’t have to be built alone. Who do you want to join you in your most sacred space?
This week’s mantra: “Sanctuary.”
Libra (September 23 - October 21)
You’re always stuck playing mediator in family holiday squabbles, but this year’s Thanksgiving trip is more lighthearted. A phone call with your mom on the 21st confirms that she’s remembered to pick up your favorite natural wine, and then your brother texts to invite you to join him for a 5K Turkey Trot. The new moon in Sagittarius on the 23rd breathes fresh life into your communications, writing projects and relationships with close friends and family.
This week’s mantra: “Stroll.”
Scorpio (October 22 - November 21)
Though it’s bittersweet to say goodbye to your birthday season this week, the sun’s shift into Sagittarius on the 22nd really does feel like a fresh start. Heading home for the holiday weekend, you’re thrilled to get some time off to relax, and maybe even get spoiled by a doting mom, grandmother or older sister. The new moon in Sagittarius on the 23rd is a great day for you to indulge in some much needed retail therapy—early Black Friday shopping, anyone?
This week’s mantra: “Lounge.”
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Out of the darkness and into the light! Scorpio season is always a bit rough for you, Sagittarius, as the last few weeks before your birthday can get quite existential. But now your season begins and the new moon in your sign on the 23rd is a breath of fresh air for your image and identity. The holiday weekend is a great excuse to pamper yourself — splurge on some Black Friday deals and take a bubble bath! Make yourself cozy and keep things fabulous!
This week’s mantra: “Glow.”
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
If your holiday travel plans aren’t coming together easily, or if you make it home and things are chaotic, try to skip the family drama and take some solo time instead. The new moon in Sagittarius on the 23rd falls in your unconscious sector offering a lovely moment for you to recharge on your own terms. Something as simple as taking a nature walk or a trip to your favorite coffee shop to people watch helps you reset.
This week’s mantra: “Rest.”
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
You’re of course known as the most humanitarian sign of the zodiac, and Thanksgiving is an especially wonderful time for you to get involved and volunteer! The new moon in Sagittarius on the 23rd offers an opportunity to refresh your commitment to friends and community projects. This is also a great week to support a friend’s performance or art show, or see one of your favorite bands on tour. Time to align with those who share your vision and dreams.
This week’s mantra: “Share.”
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
This week begins the holiday season, but for you, this is somehow always the busiest time of year at work. Whether you’re launching a Black Friday sale or in the midst of final interviews for your dream job, the new moon in Sagittarius on the 23rd is a refreshing (yet hectic!) moment for your career or public image. Though your family might be annoyed that you’re stuck in the glow of your laptop screen during what’s supposed to be quality time, you can make it up to them in December.
This week’s mantra: “Rise.”
Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.