Mercurial Messages through the Zodiac

The Sun and Jupiter in focused Scorpio loan us attitude, and quick defense, as November begins. We may have no patience with trivia and will play our cards strategically and close to the chest. Throughout the month we will not take well to being pushed, but our curiosity is easily piqued and can open our mind.

The moon is dark in Scorpio on Voting day, November 6, and opposed Uranus, the mood is reactive to the past and unsettling — but which side feels most unsettled is uncertain. Stay awake for manipulative political hijinks at the last minute. By November 8, we can feel a new sense of movement, mischief and rebellion as Uranus retrogrades back into feisty Aries and Jupiter enters its own liberated sign of Sagittarius. Collaboration is supported by a lovely trine between the two emotional arbiters, retrograde Venus and Mars, both now communicative air signs.

Mars enters Pisces November 15 and brings an empathic and sentimental streak to help us prepare for the holidays ahead. Expect a discombobulation around November 16 as Venus turns direct and Mercury retrogrades until December 7. Our hearts now look forward to the future, but our minds need to review the past. Plan ahead and stay flexible through Thanksgiving; schedule in extra time for travel. We are pushed towards our personal best by a competitive Mars-Jupiter square mid-month. The sun enters Sagittarius on Thanksgiving and initiates the season of gratitude. Feel an expansive, if complicated, mood through the end of November as the Sun and Mercury conjunct Jupiter.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…You have work to do around funding, finance and your access to resources this month; pay attention to opportunities and don’t take shortcuts. People see you favorably through November 15, so open doors and work contacts. Watch arguments or accidents around November 26.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…Look around, people want to be here for you, but may have trouble speaking up. Start the conversation. Review the past and engage open hearts through November 15. Start a new chapter over Thanksgiving. Roll with unexpected events around November 30, and look for its gift.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Multitasking, normally your superpower, can leave you spread thin unless you prioritize what is important, not just urgent. Tend to details before November 16, as this Mercury retrograde can bring you complications. Don’t get in the middle of a dogfight over Thanksgiving, just keep the conversation flowing.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)…Keep your eyes open for new connection; don’t isolate. Give your creative Muse a chance, and let conversations call you out of your shell after mid-November. Inventory your social habits and make sure you are creating opportunities for the world to support you.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Be the hearth fire that warms the surroundings rather than expect others to initiate contact. Your intuition is strong as the month begins and the sun trines Neptune. Handle turbulence mid-month. Feel a new relaxation as opportunities blossom after Thanksgiving.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…Do your homework. Though you may feel easily distracted, keep your eyes on meetings, manuscripts, and any chance to speak your truth. Get as much done as possible before November 16, then step back. Stay cool and remember that heart matters more than details over Thanksgiving.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…The world can feel unfair as November begins, but hang in there. Look for opportunities to help others the first few weeks, then look for more personal opportunity around November 9. Appreciate new comfortability after November 16. Find humor in misunderstandings over Thanksgiving.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…People notice you now. What do you want to do with their attention? Expect the unexpected through November 16; keep one eye on steady work, another out for the wildcards. Rein in an emotional overreaction mid-month. Find words for your critique but keep heart-connected November 26.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…Utilize your natural adaptability. Real opportunities are coming this year as Jupiter enters Sagittarius. Feel the clouds thinning. Apply diplomacy mid-month; just because it’s true doesn’t mean you have to say it. Help people with transportation difficulties after Mercury retrogrades.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)…Pay attention to meetings, teams, group experience; cultivate community, and the community will nurture you through November 16. Take a break and do something unusual over Thanksgiving; get a needed fresh perspective. Encourage a new seed of opportunity around November 27.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…Appreciate busyness early in November; take care of yourself, but keep up the pace. Follow up opportunities around November 9. Stand back mid-month, stay connected but not in the midst of the fray. After November 25, patterns flow more comfortably.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…Juggle distractions, but look for opportunities that could bring your work more in line with your heart as Jupiter enters Sagittarius. Mid-month, swim around obstacles and weave the pieces together. Put safety first November 16-19. Deal with anxious relatives over Thanksgiving, and keep your sense of humor.

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