Virgo (23 August – 22 September)
In November, your ruling planet, Mercury, is retrograde until the 20th. This can sometimes prove chaotic, especially if you’re travelling or on the go. It’s an important period to double check everything and give yourself plenty of time to get from A to B.
This is especially important for you because Mercury is currently in Scorpio and your communication sector. Therefore, be wary of misunderstandings and don’t leap to any conclusions until you’ve dug a little deeper. Scorpio rules transport and technology in your horoscope. Therefore, be extra careful in these areas and don’t leave anything to chance.
What Mercury retrograde is good for is to review your situation and look at life from a fresh perspective. Think laterally, read a book you wouldn’t normally read, strike up conversations with people you meet. This could be a period of study or research in your life, when you become fascinated with a language, a train of thought, a new idea.
Scorpio season encourages you to dive in deep as there are hidden riches to be found when you delve beneath the surface. Admittedly, this could be a time when secrets emerge or you find out things that you don’t particularly like. Yet, on the whole, it’s worth putting on your detective hat and engage fully with fact-finding.
Illumination & Insight
The period from the 10th to the 13th is key in this respect. This is when the Full Moon takes place, a time of illumination. This month’s Full Moon cuts across the Scorpio/Taurus axis of the zodiac, highlighting travel and study, teaching and learning. Use this Full Moon to say Yes to a new experience and expand your knowledge.
Your planet Mercury is very active during this phase. Mercury teams up with Pluto on the 10th, Saturn and Neptune on the 13th. This links you to children and lovers, as Pluto and Saturn are in Capricorn, and your relationships, both personal and professional, as Neptune is in Pisces.
If you need or want a heart-to-heart, this would be the time in the month to choose. Also, on the 11th, there’s a stunning Sun/Mercury conjunction in Scorpio. As your planet Mercury dives deep into Scorpio and your communication sector, it lies in the heart of the Sun.
The Sun brings revelation, clarity and insight. You could discover something on or around this date that is akin to an awakening, a piece of knowledge that makes complete sense. Use this Sun/Mercury conjunction whether you’re seeking healing, transformation or you have a mystery you want to solve. Your closest relationships could benefit greatly from this.
Mercury & Mars Power
Some of the key aspects involving Mercury repeat three times. Mercury was working alongside Saturn, Pluto and Neptune from October 14th to 19th and they meet again from November 28th to December 3rd. The period around the Full Moon is the middle connection, so the story isn’t yet complete. Trust your intuition mid-month and do whatever feels right to resolve a personal situation.
Mercury turns direct on the 20th, a time when new information can come to light. Plus, action planet, Mars, joins Mercury in Scorpio on the 19th, where it remains until early January 2020. Mars is forthright and direct and this is the time to ask those questions you’ve been avoiding. Confront other people if necessary, be bold and courageous.
Use this Mars transit to boost your marketing, your sales and find your voice. Mars is all about speed and action, being assertive and strong. You could leap into a community matter or take action in your local neighbourhood. It’s about finding your voice and speaking your truth.
Before Mars moves into Scorpio on the 19th, it completes its journey through Libra and your personal money sector. Mars clashes with Pluto on the 5th and this could bring a financial challenge your way. Falling short financially, for example, or finding out that money owed to you won’t be repaid or a payment goes missing. This would fit the Mercury retrograde theme too.
Try not to get overly incensed even if you feel frustrated or angry around this period in the month. This might be linked to a child or lover as Pluto is in Capricorn ruling these areas of your life. Instead, wait until the Full Moon to make a decision about what next.
On the 12th, there’s a Mars-Jupiter aspect which is hopeful and helpful. This could see someone in your family stepping in to guide or support you. Or perhaps, a move at home frees up money in some way. The two areas are linked and working together.
Home Moves; Family Celebrations
This is potentially a top month for home and family affairs. This is because Venus is in Sagittarius from the 1st to the 26th. Sagittarius rules your home and family, your past and where you come from.
This would be a great time to get in touch with members of your family or throw a dinner party or social event at home. Venus rules art and beauty, ideal for renovations, design or DIY. Plus, on the 24th, there’s one of the best planetary aspects this year, when Venus comes together with Jupiter.
This lights up your home and family sector. Then, two days later, on the 26th, there’s a New Moon in Sagittarius. Put all this together and it feels like welcome news. Perhaps, a new arrival or a gift of money; a property deal that goes well or success for a member of your family. It’s lovely astrology.
Finally, this month, Venus moves into Capricorn on the 26th boosting love affairs and romance in your horoscope. Circle the 28th to do something special with the one you love or line up a date. Those deep and meaningful conversations could finally pay off.
Know what you want when it comes to love and relationships in November and give yourself time to think things through. You need some form of commitment now and this will become more evident to you during the Mercury retrograde phase.