November Sun Signs

The early few days of November will offer us a taste of things to come in the later weeks. This could be a combination of exciting, volatile, frustrating and provocative energies as the key planets carry the energy of action, disruption, delay and restraint. With these contradictory dynamics competing for expression, we could have a fairly interesting month ahead. 

At the end of October, Mars moved into Scorpio, one of its home signs and it will be travelling through this sign until mid-December. This position gives the warrior planet extra power, urging us to do something, to confront what is unacceptable or strike out for what we want. Scorpio can be dedicated to delving into the core of an issue and is unafraid of revealing uncomfortable truths. This is not time to conduct business in secret or attempt to hide under the radar.

Mars in Scorpio will be in a tense and challenging aspect to both Saturn, the planet of structure, order and restraint and Uranus, the planet of discontinuity, unexpected events and novel ideas. This will trigger the ongoing Saturn Uranus theme which has been the signature of 2021. Many changes, social disruption, new developments and uncertainty have occurred already this year. We’ve had to adapt and establish new procedures and methods in a chaotic or uncertain scenario.

Mars in opposition to Uranus and square to Saturn is a forceful and challenging energy. Our basic security, physical needs and stability are being unsettled by Uranus in Taurus. New patterns of social behaviour and imposed restrictions are indicated by Saturn in Aquarius. Breaks in supply chains and power outages are on the horizon. This month we will be required to display maturity and a firm resolve whilst seeking alternative directions and creative options.

The real heavy lifting takes place during the first half of the month up to the Lunar eclipse on November 19. By then the more troubling aspects will have played out. It may be best to wait until the third week of November before fully committing to any fixed plan or project as circumstances can change at short notice.

The New Moon on November 4 is a potential flashpoint with the Sun-Moon combination opposing Uranus. Feelings of rebellion are strong, and you may want to act rashly or impulsively. Pent-up anxiety and tension could bring things to a head. Sudden severances take things in a new direction and erratic responses cause disruption. Although this energy can potentially create further unsettled or chaotic situations it can also be a time of momentous and vital shifts. These are times when the most significant life changes can occur. Remember that powerful forces are at work currently and we can expect the most beneficial outcomes rather than fear the worst.

Try to find a positive outlet for any inner excess energy that you may feel building up in the first weeks of November. Use it to do a clear out or revamp around the home. Take some exercise, do something unusual to break your routine or try a new and exciting activity to take advantage of this slightly wild and erratic dynamic, especially over the few days around the New Moon.

Mercury joins the Scorpio planets on November 5 and makes a soothing connection to Venus, as she moves into Capricorn. This brings some practical and sincere support and easing of communication over these tumultuous few days. Venus remains in Capricorn until early March due to a retrograde. The planet of social connection, luxury and the things we love to enjoy are very restrained in this prudent sign. Self-restraint and moderation is a key focus over the next few months. Establishing a basis for social values that are individually and collectively sustainable is part of the current theme.

November 19 brings a Full Moon and Lunar eclipse in Taurus. This marks an eclipse season that continues for the next 18 months. Taurus puts the focus on stability and security in areas of money food fuel and health while Scorpio shifts our attention to the development of personal power, trust, loyalty and depth of feeling. This combination will help us become clear about what is truly important. The Month ends as Neptune finally ends the retrograde that started in late June. Neptune in Pisces is an invitation to move beyond personal and ego identification. It offers renewed opportunity to reach into the unseen metaphysical realms for inspiration, illumination and intuitive understanding.

November has a New Moon at 13° Scorpio on November 4 at 9.14pm and a Full Moon at 28° Taurus on November 19 at 8.57am. 

Aries: Don’t push your luck now. Joint financial affairs and investments are likely to be an issue at this time, and it is a good time to clarify each person’s expectations and to take care of any legal business, insurance, wills, and so on. On a personal level, there is a desire to intensify the level of intimacy and honesty in your closest relationships and to clear away anything in yourself which is impeding that deeper union you seek. Any temptation to make abrupt decisions and changes could lead to additional problems that you can do without. Stick to what’s clear and avoid taking on other peoples responsibilities.

Taurus: Partnerships, marriage, and one-to-one relationships get your attention now. You’ll be called upon to co-operate and perhaps to relinquish some of your own personal interests for the sake of harmony and mutual benefit. You may end up questioning yourself as well as the motives of the people around you. Get to the bottom of things before it’s too late. Once you have all the facts you will be in a much better position to make a decision. Don’t let anyone pull you in a direction you don’t want to go and do what’s best for you but the emphasis is on ‘we’ rather than ‘me’.

Gemini: Doing your best work and taking pride in it are a focus for you now. You should be able to make some worthwhile career moves or at least secure your current position so that you don’t have to worry about your financial future. This is a good time to examine how you use your time and energy, to improve your efficiency and productivity. Watch out for health matters as you are concerned with your body now, and you may be inspired to begin a self-improvement program, create better habits, or begin a new diet or fitness plan.

Cancer: You’re energised and inspired, creatively and emotionally approaching this New Moon time. You want to bring forth all that’s deep within you. You express yourself more freely, playfully, and spontaneously and are more willing to take chances. Lady Luck is in your corner so be sure to look for good deals. Social activities, travel and attending different cultural events will all lead to meeting people who can help further your goals. The dramatic and performing arts, sports and games, or other forms of self-expression and entertainment appeal strongly to you now. You can accomplish much if you set your mind to it.

Leo: From the beginning of this month, you will have been enjoying the success that you worked hard to achieve. Don’t be too quick to put your energy into new projects as you approach the New Moon, wait until the end of the month. All kinds of creative work are favoured and you might find yourself more closely involved with children at this time. There is likely to be some conflict between your personal enjoyment and what others think you should be doing for kicks. Those things that need to be discussed and settled with the family can be dealt with in the next few weeks.

Virgo: Take a trip back into your past and you will find the answers you are looking for. Now it’s time to make changes instead of doing a repeat performance. Taking time to talk with neighbours and folks you cross paths with daily may result in more positive and smoother-running relationships generally. You’ll want to fritter away your time on fun and social events over the New Moon, but this may not be at all bad, things have been serious enough for you to want to take a break now. This is a good time to participate in or contribute to any community events in your area.

Libra: Money, possessions, financial security, and practical matters are a focus for you now. You can make some very interesting professional or business moves this month. Be ready to put your money on the table to get ahead. If you have tended to be generous or extravagant with your resources, you may begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. At the least, it should become clear to you what your next steps should be regarding your finances. Your astute vision will enable you to correctly assess the right investment, job or any other money matter that arise after the New Moon phase.

Scorpio: During this time you can make an impression on others by making a strong statement to the world about who you are. People recognise you and are likely to follow your lead, or at the least, they stay out of your way. You are likely to feel more confident and vital now. However, you may be so preoccupied with yourself and your own desires that you unintentionally ignore other people and their needs. Include the ones you love in your plans and things will get progressively better. You should be able to strengthen the bond with someone who has been an influence in your life.

Sagittarius: You’ll be torn between what you want to do and what you have to do. Retreating from the world for a while and spending some quiet time alone to relax and rejuvenate appeals strongly to you now. You may feel like you are at low ebb and as if nothing is happening or you may simply not want to be ‘where the action is’. Don’t overreact, overdo or overindulge to compensate for things not going according to your plans. Sometimes it’s best to do what you must get it out of the way now. You’ll get your turn to please yourself. Competitive ambitions and ego drives are on hold now.

Capricorn: Get involved in charity events or social action groups that interest you and you will make headway in many different areas of your life through the people you meet and the information you discover. You may be asked to take responsibility or even a leadership role or to contribute and participate more fully than you have in the past. You will enjoy being part of a team or group effort now. Being part of a community or circle of friends and building your social network is important to you at this time. Benefits from past efforts come home to roost.

Aquarius: Over the New Moon don’t mix business with pleasure if you want to avoid trouble. Not everyone will be on your side over the next few weeks so you may want to choose your friends carefully and keep your personal thoughts and opinions to yourself. With your career and reputation very important to you at this time, you can make significant gains regarding your ambitions. Recognition for your efforts and receiving credit for your accomplishments are likely now, but only if you’ve ‘done your homework’. This is an excellent time to look for a promotion or to engage the support of those in positions of authority.

Pisces: This is a time to lift yourself out of your usual mundane concerns to get a larger perspective on your life. Although it may all seem overwhelming for a while remember that as long as you keep plugging away you will make gains. You really can get things up and running if you try. A chance to do things a little differently will make all the difference in the world. Don’t slow down because someone can’t keep up with you. You have to maintain the momentum. A teacher or mentor who appears on this New Moon may be particularly important to you later.

Kate Arbon

Kate Arbon is a professional Astrologer based in West Cork.

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