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November is an unusual month making it hard to follow through on the plans you make. Venus ends her retrograde period on the November 16 which is the same day that Mercury turns retrograde. Venus turns around at 25 degrees of Libra. Mercury will travel from 13 degrees of Sagittarius back to 27 degrees of Scorpio. Note where that is in your chart and you will see where you have to make revisions. He ends this retrograde period on December 6 which gives you plenty of time for holiday shopping.

Jupiter enters his own sign of Sagittarius on November 8. He will bring luck and opportunities to all of us, but especially to those who have Sun and Moon in Sagittarius. Think back to 2006 when he was in this position to get an idea of what to expect.

Mars enters Pisces on December 15 ending his very long stay in Aquarius. He is softer and more caring when in Pisces. He may cool down world tensions.

The nodes of the Moon change from Leo/Aquarius to Cancer/Capricorn. They spend 18 months in a sign and are on an 18-year cycle. Expect some similarity to what occurred from April 2000 to October 2001.

With all the sign changes and planets changing direction, November will be a volatile month.

Think before you act.

 November 1 – Moon in Leo. You enter November still feeling the fun of yesterday and getting the chance to put on a costume to become someone else. If you can’t concentrate on your daily work, you will be able to do so tomorrow. It is healing to follow your hunches and enjoy doing what they tell you to do today. Take your loved one on a special outing and use this opportunity to repair what may be off in your relationship.

November 2 – Moon in Virgo. Now you can go back to work and it will be easy to fall into the rhythm of what you do. Take care of any lingering details like calling people, getting refunds, or making an appointment for a checkup for you or your pets. Finish up the week’s projects. Take a look at office and work supplies and see what you need to order. Get some extra exercise.

November 3 – Moon in Virgo. Today is the last day of Daylight Savings time. Appreciate the last hour of extended daylight. Look towards the coming winter and see what needs to be done to prepare: get wood? Fix snow blower? Buy extra batteries, hats, gloves, and boots? Sort through last year’s equipment and see what needs to be replaced. Eat a healthy dinner made with local foods.

November 4 – Moon in Libra. TURN CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR. The time change has an effect on the body and it makes it hard to stay balanced. Hang out with friends and make it an easy day. Leave the worries and big decisions for a better time. Visit a museum or an art gallery, walk through an arboretum, or watch children playing in a playground. Look at beauty.

November 5 – Moon in Libra. You’ll do well working with a partner so you can bounce ideas back and forth. It’s a good day for counseling and you’ll find yourself on both sides, giving and receiving. You can find a solution to an old problem. Redecorate your home and/or workspace. Move pictures and items so that you can see them in a different place.

November 6 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio at 8:02 am. Uranus moves back into Aries to show you where you haven’t finished dealing with issues about your identity self-worth, and assertiveness. This happens in the mid-afternoon and will change the energy of the day. It’s a day when things won’t go as planned or as expected. Tonight is the dark of the Moon.

November 7 – Moon in Scorpio. Today’s New Moon begins a fertile month when you can plant the seeds of your new ideas and projects. The more you let go of the desire to have things go the way you want them to, the happier and more productive you will be. Today is the last day when Jupiter will be in Scorpio for another 12 years. Use your intuition to lead you into a place where you can grow.

November 8 – Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 1:59 pm. Jupiter enters Sagittarius to start a new cycle of expansion and luck. The Moon kisses Jupiter and wishes him a good year in his own sign. You want to make travel plans, find courses and subjects to study, and think about what you can teach to others. Opt for the new and exciting when you have to make decisions.

November 9 – Moon in Sagittarius. This is the time to think about writing your book. Venus and Mars are in harmony and bless you with artistic thoughts and ideas on how to express them. Go out and make a new friend. Try a new sport and join a group that does it. It’s the perfect weekend to take a workshop and learn something you don’t know.

November 10 – Moon in Sagittarius. Stay outdoors as much as you can. Go on a long hike, or bike ride, and follow a path you’ve never seen. It’s a day to have an adventure. If you are stuck at home, watch a foreign movie, take a webinar, cook an ethnic dish. Push past your usual limits and feel the freedom of chasing the unknown. Forget your responsibilities for a day.

November 11 – Moon in Capricorn. It’s a serious day when you will be seeing the bottom line in all situations. The hard work you do today will move you forward towards your goals. Make a schedule of what needs to get done next week before Mercury turns retrograde on Friday. Shop for the things you need for winter, such as shovels, salt, boots, gloves. Treat yourself to a new comforter or blanket.

November 12 – Moon in Capricorn. You can make some important decisions today as long as they don’t have to do with your romance, partnerships, or investments. Take a look at your career path and see if you are on schedule or have been waylaid by another interest. Put in your orders and make those important phone calls.

November 13 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 10:13 am until 10:45 am when it enters Aquarius. If you have any applications to fill out and send, documents to sign, or office equipment to buy, do it today. Ask for a raise or promotion. You’ll let go of having to do everything the right way by the afternoon and can allow some interesting thoughts to enter your mind.

November 14 – Moon in Aquarius. Try talking your thoughts into a recorder or use a speech-to-text computer software. Stretch the limits of what you can do with the new technology and learn something new. Although you want to stay with your routine, the unexpected will occur. Give some time, energy, money to a community cause.

November 15 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 5:21 pm. Today is the last day before Venus turns direct and Mercury turns retrograde. The energy is already unstable but if there is something you have to do before Mercury changes direction, do it in the morning. Mars enters Pisces, ending his very long stay in Aquarius You’re ready to do things differently now. You’ll feel a pull between your personal desires and doing what’s best for the group. Relax with some science fiction.

November 16 – Moon in Pisces. Venus turns direct at 5:51 am. Mercury turns retrograde at 8:33 pm. The day will feel like you’re on a roller coaster so it’s best to just enjoy the ride. Use your intuition to see where you can be of help to someone. The day is best spent being of service to others. Find time to meditate and read spiritual literature on the impermanence of life.

November 17 – Moon in Pisces. Try to remember last night’s dreams. There were messages in them that you need to hear. Your non-verbal antennas are finely tuned and you will be picking up information from other people and from the environment. Don’t be concerned that you don’t know why you know something, just own that you know it. It’s a good day to drift and have not a schedule or agenda.

November 18 – Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries 10:56 am. Catch up on your sleep and have a slow, lazy morning. Your energy returns in the afternoon and you will want to stay in motion. Challenge yourself to go beyond your usual limits when you exercise or do any routine activity. Protect your head as you rush around since the tendency today is to do a lot leaping before looking.

November 19 – Moon in Aries. You feel like putting your new idea into action but you need to consider that Mercury is retrograde so the project will not go as you want it to. If you have lots of wiggle room that allows for mistakes and changes, then you can start something. There’s an excess of energy available so you need to find an outlet for it. Don’t let your frustrations spill over into blame.

November 20 – Moon in Aries, VC 5:46 pm until 6:43 pm when it enters Taurus. It’s another difficult day when unexpected events will hit you broadside. You can become irritated if you have to listen to someone droning on and on as you are impatient today. It’s best to work alone and avoid having to wait for anyone to keep up with you. You can relax tonight with a yummy dinner, a massage, and a bubble bath.

November 21 – Moon in Taurus. Do the cooking for the holiday today. You will find good prices for the food you need and will like the hands-on activity of preparing the dishes for tomorrow’ feast. Be ready to deal with surprises and the need to make substitutions. Today is the last day of Scorpio. Think back to the end of last month and finish what you started then.

November 22 – Moon VC Taurus. The Sun enters Sagittarius at 4:02 am. Relax your rules and forget about your diet today. A VC Moon during retrograde Mercury period is a perfect day for a holiday. Enjoy the food and the company. Have a good time with your relatives and friends. Make a donation to the local food bank. Have a happy Thanksgiving and be sure to give thanks for all that you have.

November 23 – Moon in Gemini. Today’s Full Moon has you on the go. You’ll work off the extra calories you ate yesterday as you do a lot of walking and talking.  Try not to get over excited by what you hear. Be joyous today. If you get the urge to shop, remember that Mercury is still retrograde so check the return policy on what you buy.

November 24 – Moon in Gemini. It’s a day to bounce from one things to the next. It’s good energy for visiting friends. You could take a short road trip. Neptune is standing still in preparation for turning into direct motion tonight. This adds a spacy dimension to the day so don’t make any important decisions. Find time to sit still and receive Neptune’s spiritual message.

November 25 – Moon in Cancer. It’s a day to stay home and enjoy the security of being in one’s own space. If you went away for the holiday you’ll feel the joy of returning. Take stock of your pantry and freezer and pet food to see what you need to buy. Now that one holiday is over you can start to think about plans for the next one.

November 26 – Moon in Cancer. Today is a very auspicious day. The Sun connects with Jupiter in the lucky sign of Sagittarius. Take a risk and go for what you want. Even though Mercury is still retrograde, you can send in applications and grant proposals. Buy a lottery ticket. Talk to your spirit guides and guardian angels and discuss what you need in your life for your growth. Stay open and alert for opportunities, blessings, and miracles. 

November 27 – Moon in Leo. The Sun and Mercury meet to let you know that we are halfway through Mercury’s backwards travels and to give you stunning new ideas. It’s a day to write and/or speak what thoughts come into your head. You can see your way forward into a new exciting future. It’s is a productive time for expressing your creativity in a number of ways.

November 28 – Moon in Leo. It’s a day to have fun. The abundance of fiery energy won’t let you sit still. Leave the drudgery tasks for tomorrow and chose to do what makes you happy. Play hooky with the kids and go have an adventure. Surprise your loved one with a romantic evening. Do something special that makes you feel good.

November 29 – Moon in Virgo. You can sit down and clean up all the messes and mistakes you and others have made in the past couple of weeks. Go to the bottom of your things to do list and take care of the things that you have been procrastinating about. Sort through and file the piles of papers and mail taking up space on your desk. It will feel good to get things done.

November 30 – Moon in Virgo. As orderly and organized as you are, expect some surprises to occur. Look for missing objects and find them in the most unusual places. Review your diet and exercise program and see where you need to tighten up for better health. Play a prank of kindness on your loved one. Look back on this month and write down the lessons you learned.


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