Aries (21 March – 19 April)
Circle the 19th/20th in your diary as these two dates are powerful turning points for you. You may find yourself playing a waiting game up until then. Any decisive actions are best left until later in the month.
As November begins, there are some challenges to overcome. This is because Mercury, the communication planet, is retrograde in Scorpio. And, Scorpio rules your finances in your horoscope, money transactions. Also, all things hidden and taboo.
Mercury turns direct on November 20th. Up until then, you’re wise not to make a major financial investment. If you do have to sign or seal a deal, ensure you read the small print. The Full Moon on the 12th would be the best date to choose for things to go well.
In fact, there could be a revelation on or around the 11th/12th. This is not only the time of the Full Moon on the 12th which shines a light on your situation but there’s a Sun/Mercury conjunction in Scorpio. Mercury’s in the dark while it’s retrograde. Yet, for a short period only, on the 11th, it’s in the heart of the Sun, which brings light and clarity. Trust your intuition and the ideas and thoughts that appear. Also, help or support that comes in.
The Mercury retrograde phase is a peak period in the year to review your finances and take a long, hard look at every payment you make, your outgoings and expenses. Don’t take money maters for granted and double check any monies you’re due. Mercury retrograde is a positive period to chase things up and dig a little deeper.
Scorpio is linked to psycho-analysis, so you may choose to go in to therapy or explore your psychic skills. The metaphysical world is Scorpio’s realm and it’s not a time to fear the dark, the night. Instead, be open to messages from beyond the veil and turn your attention inward. The past is often a key theme in your life during this powerful retrograde phase.
Mars Libra – Relationships
The other factor running alongside Mercury retrograde is Mars, your ruling planet, in Libra until November 19th. Libra is the sign of relationships and it’s not Mars favourite placing. You have to consider other people or you find yourself prey to other people’s preferences or whims. Libra wants to please others, Mars wants to cut through and get on.
For some of you, this may already have been a testing time for a close relationship, either personal or professional. This started on the Full Moon in Aries on October 13th, which might have brought a crisis or ultimatum as Pluto was involved. Then, on October 27th, Mars clashed with Saturn in Capricorn. And, this month, on the 5th, Mars squares up to Pluto in Capricorn.
This isn’t easy astrology, whether you’re dealing with a difficult boss – Capricorn rules your career and vocation sector – or a relationship has come to a standstill. If you don’t know what to do about a key relationship in your life, it’s probably best to do nothing until the Full Moon on the 12th.
This is the day that brings a more positive note for your ruler Mars as it links to a wonderful sextile aspect with Jupiter, the planet of hope and faith. This suggests a way out, a release from difficulty, a new possibility or opportunity.
Venus/Jupiter – love, travel, opportunity
Plus, Jupiter’s the foreign planet. And, for most of November, Venus, the love planet, is in Sagittarius and your travel and study sector. The dates are November 1st to 26th. This astrology peaks on the 24th when the two best planets, Venus and Jupiter, are side by side in your fellow fire sign. Also, there’s a New Moon in Sagittarius on the 26th, a symbol of new beginnings.
This is gorgeous for love and relationships as Jupiter expands what it touches. It would be ideal for a holiday romance, a second honeymoon or falling in love with someone from a different country or culture. This would be a good weekend to go on a course or throw yourself into learning, something you’re passionate about.
On the 19th, your planet Mars changes star sign and moves into Scorpio, its other sign of rulership. Mars remains here until early January 2020. This is when you can get ahead with sorting out money matters and finances. This coincides with Mercury’s change of direction on the 20th.
Uranus is the other factor lighting up finances as it’s currently in Taurus and your personal money sector. Mars and Uranus clash on the 24th, which could bring in something unexpected, a surprise. Uranus favours freedom, freelance work, less ties in your life. See what this means for you and whether you can let go of an expense or payment that triggers you emotionally.
It’s not the best date to be impulsive where money is concerned. Instead, be savvy and think things through. You’ll have more support next month to make the right money moves. There is a sea-change as the month continues and a chance to get back on track with your career or vocation.
Spend some time this month dreaming up your next steps and get back in touch with your mission or purpose. This is especially important if you feel unfulfilled or your work/life balance has lost a sense of meaning. The weekend of the 8th-10th is ideal for drawing up a vision board and turning dreams into reality.
Also, on the 26th, Venus enters Capricorn and your work and career sector. This is about connections and getting the right people on your side. Look out for someone who can help you move things forward quickly on or around the 28th.