Get ready for action, Aries. The stars are in a continuous cosmic dance this November, making some major moves. Two outer planets, Uranus and Jupiter, are making zodiac sign changes, which is a big deal since they do so infrequently. Meanwhile, three other planets (Venus, Mercury and Neptune) will weave in and out of retrograde slowdowns. Stay alert because this shifting cosmic landscape can switch up the vibe without notice!
Until November 22, this is all happening against the backdrop of Scorpio season, which is intense enough to begin with. As the Sun moves through your eighth house of merging, transformation and intimacy, you might be uncharacteristically quiet. But who could blame you? There’s a LOT to reflect on and many moving parts to bring together, so you’re in “focus mode” now. You could be processing some heavy emotions or forging a deep connection, particularly near the November 7 Scorpio new moon. Even though there’s plenty going on, devote this day to finding some quiet time to meditate, tune in or connect to your inner guidance system. The powerful messages you receive could impact you for up to six months. Some Aries could make a relationship official. Considering a joint business or financial venture? This new moon favors all mergers, so let the talks begin.
The action really kicks off on November 6, when radical changemaker Uranus backs into YOUR sign for a final four-month lap. It will remain here until March 6, 2019, then it won’t return again in this lifetime. Uranus made its long trek through Aries from March 2011 to May 2018, a seven-year upheaval that could have completely reset your life trajectory. While it may have been hard at times to find your groove, you DID discover authentic new parts of your identity, and by now you’re probably wearing them proudly on your sleeve. Your revelations could have led to a career change or a passionate new life path. Uranus only visits each sign every 84 years, so hosting it in your sign is a big deal!
On May 15, 2018, Uranus moved into Taurus and your second house of work and money, helping you build your big ideas into something tangible (and profitable). But just as you were screwing in the first nuts and bolts, Uranus started its annual five-month retrograde on August 7, first through Taurus and now in Aries. The side-spinning planet will be in reverse until January 6, so the next two months are a powerful window to ensure that you don’t abandon your most innovative ideas. You’re an Aries, and that voice within will never steer you wrong. Take a break from practical details to recalibrate your GPS. In March 2019, when Uranus settles into Taurus until 2026, you’ll be ready to put your visionary ideas into practice!
And then, on November 8, some truly exciting news arrives. Lucky Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion, zooms into Sagittarius and your ninth house of risk-taking, travel and entrepreneurship for a 13-month visit. Until December 2, 2019, your “out there” ideas could go viral. This auspicious Jupiter cycle, which only happens every 12 years, will supersize your ambitions and, if you want one, it will give you a giant platform for your message. Both Jupiter AND Sagittarius are at “home” in the zodiac’s ninth house. It’s like you’re getting a triple-strength vibration of this no-limits energy. Talk about a gift!
Higher education and publishing also fall in this domain. Over the coming months, you could return to school or spread your message through media, a book or an inspiring “edu-tainment” project. Travel is a highlight, and you could see new parts of the world, or work with people in far-flung places. Jupiter was last in Sagittarius from November 24, 2006, to December 18, 2007, so if you can, reflect on that period for clues of what might resurface.
You probably won’t be sad to see Jupiter exit Scorpio and your intense eighth house, where it’s been since October 10, 2017. Some heavy-duty soul-searching may have consumed you since then. And while all the spiritual and emotional growth was epic, it’s been a lot to take in! Now you’ll move forward with inner resilience, ready to share the transformational energy with others through bold and impactful projects.
Mid-month, there’s a retrograde “changing of the guard” to navigate. On November 16, love planet Venus ends a six-week retrograde that’s been shaking up your committed-relationship houses since October 5. If an ex resurfaced or an important bond was tested, no surprise. Venus retrograde pushed you to strengthen your partnerships or leave the unfulfilling ones behind in order to create room for a real-deal connection.
But no sooner does Venus straighten out than communication planet Mercury starts acting up, turning retrograde from November 16 until December 6. Mercury will back through Sagittarius and your expansive ninth house until December 1, which could interfere with Jupiter’s attempts to heat up your grand plans (so slow down a tad!). The communication planet will finish its last few days in Scorpio, a time to be mindful about everything from close relationships to holiday spending.
In the first half of November, do some “Mercury-proofing” by backing up your data, triple-confirming any travel plans and thinking before you blurt out a brusque or tactless remark. This is a time when all signals can get scrambled, technology breaks down, and conflicts erupt. The holidays are already a minefield of miscommunications for many people, so if you can prevent any breakdowns by planning ahead properly, do it!
Whether or not you observe Thanksgiving, there will be lots of gratitude and good cheer on November 22 as the Sun sails into jubilant Sagittarius until December 21. Now you can emerge from your “intensity cocoon” and reconnect with the wider world. So, what do you want to say or share? You’ll be at no loss for words on November 23, when the year’s only Gemini full moon ignites your third house of communication. You could get exciting, long-awaited news or have a powerful conversation with a friend or sibling. This also happens to be Black Friday, which gives business owners a special boost with marketing and social media. Connect to your audience with an attention-getting, relevant message.
The next day, November 24, foggy Neptune ends a long retrograde that began on June 18 in Pisces and your twelfth house of closure and healing. If you’ve been struggling to let go of a painful or addictive pattern or dealing with some old self-doubt, you might breathe a sigh of relief when Neptune finally corrects course. Feelings you’ve suppressed, perhaps some old grief or pain, could come up. If they do, connect to a supportive professional to help you process those emotions. A creative or spiritual pursuit that got sidelined could pick up speed again. And if you’ve felt disconnected from your intuition in any way, your hotline to the divine will become fiber-optic clear again!
The luckiest day of the month—and year—arrives on November 26, when the radiant Sun and expansive Jupiter make their annual conjunction (meeting). This is especially fortuitous because both are in Sagittarius and your go-big-or-go-home ninth house. What a way to end the month, Aries! If you’re considering taking a leap of faith or making a big plunge into unfamiliar terrain, there’s no better day to do it. An exciting opportunity to travel or spread your message to a larger audience could pop up. If it does, don’t overthink it—seize the moment!
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