Settle in, Libra. Fall has been a whirlwind so far, with your birthday season last month AND Jupiter making a grand exit from your sign on October 10. Whew! You've been downshifting from an adventurous (but breakneck) pace to a more grounded groove. In November, you can settle into that more moderate rhythm. With the Sun visiting Scorpio and your stabilizing second house through November 21, it's the perfect time to prioritize, streamline and pick which projects you'll focus on for the remaining two (!) months of the year.
The second house rules work and money, so financial matters could come to the forefront. Holiday shopping season is upon us, and you'd be wise to get a budget in place so you don't end up with a retail hangover—or worse, crushing debt. Edit your gifting list and start early. If you don't have the funds to buy all 12 of your nieces and nephews presents, arrange for something that feels festive but doesn't break the bank. Research shows that "convenience costs" really add up—for example, when you find yourself rushing for a last-minute Secret Santa gift and paying a premium to have it shipped overnight. (Here are a few good tips to prevent stuff like that.) Apply this kind of sensible advance planning to all travel, hosting and decorating ventures, and you might just have funds left over to treat YOURSELF to something sweet!
Money's on your mind quite a lot these days, because bountiful Jupiter is in Scorpio and this fiscally savvy zone for the next 12 months. November marks Jupiter's full month here, and since it's riding shotgun with the Sun, you could be especially pumped to get your finances in order or pursue an exciting job opportunity or side hustle.
Think long-term, AND beyond the paycheck. This is especially appropriate on November 4, when the year's only Taurus full moon illuminates your eighth house of wealth, joint ventures and windfalls. You could receive a large lump sum, such as a bonus or a tax-deductive gift from family (if you're lucky!). Maybe you'll be inspired to pursue a passive-income opportunity, such as affiliate sales. Are you set up for the long haul? This is a smart day to talk to an investment adviser or financial planner, perhaps about how much you need to stash away for taxes.
But it's not just the bottom line of your Excel spreadsheet that needs attention today. The eighth house rules intimacy, and this sizzling full moon could set the stage for seduction—or an epic night of sexual exploration. A full moon here can be intense, and strong emotions could surge up. If you've been stuffing down feelings trying to keep the peace (a Libra trap), there could be a bit of a dormant-volcano effect. Try to talk to a levelheaded friend before you explode on a semi-innocent love interest. Remember, this person isn't a mind reader, no matter how in tune you are.
If you need to have a good cry or let out a primal scream, this moon can help because Taurus is associated with the throat chakra. Drive out to a deserted parking lot—or hit the karaoke bar—and let 'er rip. The release is healthy, Libra. You don't have to be "nice" all the time.
A fresh start arrives on November 18, when the Scorpio new moon kicks off a six-month renewal period around money, work and confidence. Your self-worth and your net worth are linked, after all. Excavate a few limiting beliefs and kick any "unworthy" thoughts to the curb. Start practicing the art of being your own best advocate. You may or may not get exactly what you ask for, but at least you'll have spoken up and set a precedent. If you're a solopreneur, this might be the day to announce your 2018 rate increase or to get a little pre-Black Friday flash sale going. Would your product or services make a perfect holiday gift for someone? You could also pick up a seasonal gig if you're looking for extra hours. 'Tis the season for double overtime wages…
Your connections get kinetic on November 11, when structured Saturn and liberated Uranus form their third of three rare and harmonious trines. The last two alignments were on December 24, 2016, and May 19, 2017. Events sparked at these dates will have a bold third act today, which could transform a major part of your identity, along with your closest ties.
These planets are VERY different—polar opposites, in fact!—and they don't usually play well together. But because of this cooperative angle, you have a rare opportunity to harmonize their contrasting agendas. What could a mashup of rule-making Saturn and rule-breaking Uranus look like? Can you speak your truth while still respecting others' individual choices?
Today, you'll have the floor—and nothing to lose by trying! Serious Saturn in your communication house trines innovative Uranus in your seventh house of partnerships. Conversations with kindred-spirit types—or with people you thought were your diametric opposite—could be eye opening. Don't assume you're SO unique, Libra, or that differences are necessarily a bad thing. Teaming up with an unlikely person could be a winning combination!
At this trine, you could get solid support from someone who's older or more experienced than you. Or you might join forces with a millennial-minded superstar who can breathe new life into your ideas. Bring time-tested ideas together with technology and see what happens.
In love, you might decide to be more experimental, testing out an open relationship or finding a better balance between "me" time and "we" time. Talk it out—and don't gloss over the tough topics. Maybe it's time to make better arrangements that allow you more quality time together, such as moving in or hiring help so you're not always stressing out. With spontaneous Uranus and conventional Saturn playing nice, you could dash off to City Hall—or, in another head-spinning move, make a swift-but-amicable breakup with a longtime partner.
It's auspicious that this rare Saturn-Uranus alignment falls on 11-11, a "master number" that's associated with spiritual breakthroughs. Some believe that 11-11 is a symbol that calls us to be lightworkers on the planet. Our world could certainly use a few more of those!
Staying in earth-angel mode won't be so easy on November 19, though. That day, rash Mars in Libra locks into a tense square with power-tripping Pluto, which is in Capricorn and your domestic fourth house. A family member, most likely female, could push your buttons and trigger an explosive reaction. Think twice before offering Chateau Libra as the holiday crash pad. Stressful Mars is in your sign until December 9, and for once your companionable sign needs SPACE. Speaking of that, have you outgrown your current digs? Channel the day's intensity into a massive decluttering, or start the search for a new address in earnest.
You could feel hypersensitive and frazzled from trying to please everyone AND juggling your own affairs. At this simmering square, you're desperate for some free time, yet it seems like nobody can survive without your help. Prepare to hit your (long-overdue) codependent breaking point. Setting limits is crucial to your sanity, but don't lash out at the people you've enabled. Simply let them know that things are going to be different around here. Then take it upon yourself to stick to those new boundaries!
Speaking up for yourself could become a joyful new habit after November 21, when the Sun makes its annual sojourn through Sagittarius and your third house of communication. You're able to express yourself playfully but directly. Conversations will take a turn for the lighthearted—just the way you like it. And with el Sol in this social sector until December 21, the holidays will get off to a lively, interactive start. You've been working hard all month, and you've earned a break!
Before you dive off the deep end into the bowls of eggnog and holiday sweets, you'll get inspired to renew some health goals. On November 22, foggy Neptune ends a five-month retrograde through Pisces and your salubrious sixth house. If you fell off the wellness wagon, you'll lace up your cross-trainers and high-jump back on. Imaginative Neptune will help you dream up some decadent-yet-good-for-you drinks and dishes for the forthcoming feasts.
The sixth house rules service, and charitable Neptune nudges you to get some holiday giving or volunteer work on the calendar too. As a Libra, you love to receive, but nothing feels better to your justice-loving heart than giving back. Combine socializing with a few hours at the food pantry or organize a drive with one of your favorite area businesses to make a difference locally.