Mercury spends all of November moving ahead at speed. Isn’t this how it should always be? If only. Because Mercury doesnt always present such stellar (pun intended) opportunities for development of ideas and swift movement of projects, take advantage of this time to get things into the best shape possible by the end of the month. Mercury will turn retrograde again in December. Don’t make me say “I told you so” when it happens. You can learn more about it here: This Year’s Mercury Retrogrades.
November begins with the Fixed, Watery sign of Scorpio. In water’s stillness, there is sensitivity. Perhaps a quiet pond knows every falling leaf that disturbs its surface; so it is with Scorpio. It is as if the year is holding its breath while the shade of Death passes by. This is the time of the killing harvest, the slaughtering of animals, the shedding of blood. Scorpio reminds us that all things that are born also die, ourselves among them. Humbled, we pass deeper into the autumn cold. This year Scorpio runs until November 21.
On November 21, Sagittarius begins. This Fiery, Mutable sign carries an optimistic tone, reminding us to have faith. Winter is coming—craving warmth, we huddle together around the low-burning hearth fires and listen to the elders tell stories that give our lives meaning. In winter’s darkness we gather in groups and practice tolerance and hope. The days will continue to grow shorter until the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. In the meanwhile, we must trust that spring does indeed exist and will come again. Sagittarius runs until December 21.
Each lunation (new or full moon) has a feeling-state that human beings will be prone to under it, a general mood.
Full Moon in 22º Taurus: Monday, November 14, 2016
The Moon loves to be in Taurus, her sign of exaltation, stabilizing moods, anchoring in a peaceful home life and holding out for financial security. The sextile to Chiron brings a healing note to this warm mood, suggesting that a well-organized and stable home can be a place for healing of heart and hearth. What could be more appropriate as the weather turns colder in the Scorpionic season of death?
New Moon in 7º Sagittarius: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Rebirth is the hallmark of the New Moon and what could be more rebirthy than an ebullient Moon in Sagittarius? Placed in a conjunction with Juno and a trine with Vesta, this Moon invites celebration. Plan your holidays and holiday festivities now, so that those plans may come to fruition by the December Full Moon. Let’s not forget that Vesta is the hearth goddess and so light the fire—winter’s dark approaches. Bring in a religious or spiritual theme, as a nod and wink to Neptune, who stressfully squares this Moon.
November’s Full Moon is sometimes called the Frosty Moon.
Monthly Horoscope Overview for November, 2016
11/1/2016, Sun trines Neptune: Today’s a day for really being in the flow. Drop into it and feel at one with the universe.
11/2/2016, Mercury sextiles Pluto: Allow yourself to channel that healthy obsession by having some fun with it. Dig deep into whatever calls to you.
11/4/2016, Venus squares Chiron: Relating with others today can be an emotional minefield. Sometimes you want to just crawl in a hole by yourself.
11/4/2016, Venus trines Uranus: The interactions you are having with others today feel electrifying! What fun, wacky crowd are you making plans with?
11/6/2016, Mercury trines Chiron: Got therapy today? You’ll get a lot of good work done if you communicate well from an emotionally difficult place.
11/6/2016, Sun sextiles Pluto: Follow your gut today. Your instincts are likely to lead you to the right places.
11/8/2016, Mars enters Aquarius: Greet your Inner Rebel and advocate for your tribe. Raise the flag! Mars is in Aquarius until Dec 19.
11/11/2016, Venus enters Capricorn: Check your reputation. Are your friends and contacts taking you seriously? Venus is in Cap until Dec 7.
11/12/2016, Mercury enters Sagittarius: Broaden your mental horizons and embrace new ideas that expand you. Mercury is in Sag until Dec 2.
11/12/2016, Sun trines Chiron: Someone may be turning to you for counsel today. Speak sympathetically from your own painful place.
11/13/12016, Feast! Get hugs! Delight in your own animal self. Enjoy being in your own skin while the Full Moon is in Taurus.
11/15/2016, Mercury sextiles Mars: Here at the end of campaign season the loser may be ready to leave the field graciously. Sure hope so!
11/18/2016, Mercury squares Neptune: A flood of distractions make it hard to keep your nose to the grindstone. Stay focused!
11/19/2016, Venus sextiles Neptune: Get your creative juices flowing by dreaming up an art project you want to do. Divine inspiration is running high!
11/19/2016, Neptune goes direct: Have you been feeling confused for months, living in suspense, waiting for clarity to come? See: http://ow.ly/DPicb
11/21/2016, Sun enters Sagittarius: As winter deepens, enter the season of festivities. Gather your loved ones around the fire while nights turn colder.
11/22/2016, Mercury sextile Jupiter: Go ahead and spin a yarn or tell a tall tale! No story is truly interesting without a little exaggeration.
11/23/2016, Mercury conjuncts Saturn: Feeling a bit anxious or depressed? Maybe the weight of the world is resting on your poor mind.
11/24/2016, Jupiter squares Pluto: This aspect combines the darkness with light—which is poignant for getting together with family on Thanksgiving!
11/25/2016, Venus conjuncts Pluto: Black Friday! Venus’ shopping habit is going into an obsessive overdrive with Pluto. Expect more madness than usual.
11/25/2016, Venus squares Jupiter: Overspending is likely and as today is Black Friday, maybe you should stay away! Or pad your bank account.
11/25/2016, Mercury squares Chiron: Be careful what you say and how you take what others say today. Words can harm or heal—your choice!
11/26/2016, Mercury trines Uranus: Got a problem that’s stagnating? Today creative and innovative solutions come to you easily.
11/28/2016, New Moon in Sagittarius: Feel the warmth of a spark igniting into flame. This baby moon isn’t ready to inspire yet—it’s a growing thing.
11/29/2016, Venus sextiles Chiron: Love heals all wounds! If you need to emotionally retreat, do it with someone you love and trust.
11/29/2016, Venus squares Uranus: Try a novel approach with a loved one, or else you (or they) may be getting itchy for more personal space.
11/30/2016, Sun squares Neptune: People may be crossing your boundaries left and right today. Or may be you are having trouble setting your own.