The quest for balance could be a mission impossible this November, Libra—but some months are just like that. Three planets are moving in and out of retrograde, and two more will move into new zodiac signs. If you can think of this as a period of transitions, you'll be better prepared to handle any curveballs. Lean in to your air-sign nature: When the winds of change blow in, see if they might carry you someplace interesting.
Luckily, the Sun is moving through Scorpio and your stabilizing second house until November 22, which will toss you some kind of anchor. With el Sol in this practical and productive zone, taking things one day (or hour!) at a time could be a lifesaving practice. Break big projects down into small tasks because you'll probably be interrupted often. Keep it simple and don't overload your schedule. The second house rules work, money and daily routines. If you're looking to start a new regimen, apply for jobs or streamline your life, you'll get an extra boost from the November 7 Scorpio new moon.
Let's talk about how to navigate the retrogrades first. Your ruling planet, Venus, the guardian of love, friendship and compassion, is retrograde in YOUR sign until November 16. Keeping up with your self-care could be tough, for starters, since aesthetic Venus is reversing through your first house of appearances. Hold off on any changes to your style or major beauty treatments. You might also feel out of sync with people, as though they're being rude or uncompassionate—or maybe you're the one being snippy and snarky. Press pause and take care of yourself, Libra. A few moments of serenity can change your whole outlook.
It's extra important that you don't wait around for other people to notice when you're feeling off. On November 6, unpredictable Uranus, which has been retrograde in Taurus since August 7, will back into Aries and your seventh house of fairness, partnership and mutuality. You might suddenly notice all the ways your closest ties don't feel like an equal give-and-take. Or a person you rely on could go through some life upheaval, making them unavailable for wingperson duty. Even Libras in super-close relationships may find themselves needing more autonomy with freedom-seeking Uranus retrograde here.
Uranus was in Aries from March 2011 to mid-May 2018, meaning this is familiar energy—and as a people-oriented Libra, you're not exactly a fan of having cosmic chaos in your relationships. But you could choose to view it as an opportunity: This is Uranus' final trip through Aries in your lifetime, and a chance to finally address any issues head-on. On March 6, 2019, Uranus will leave Aries, not to return to this sign until the 22nd century! So take serious stock: Are you being authentic with other people, or are there things you're not saying for fear of hurting them or losing their love?
You'll soon be getting a master class in communication anyway because on November 8, expansive and outspoken Jupiter will begin a 13-month visit to Sagittarius and your third house of self-expression, ideas and community. Between now and December 2, 2019, your social circle could blossom, and you could get involved in a local or cutting-edge media project. With global Jupiter in your third house of neighborhoods, you might find a "second city" to call home or start looking for a new part of town to live or hang out in. But don't rush to put down roots (that'll happen in 2020, during the next Jupiter cycle). Keep things exploratory now—in this variety-loving Jupiter era, it's all about exploring your options.
Jupiter only visits this part of your chart every 12 years (it was last here from November 24, 2006, to December 18, 2007). You'll probably enjoy the lightness since the last Jupiter transit was all about work, work, work. Since October 2017, the red-spotted giant has been in Scorpio and your second house of money and security. For many Libras, 2018 was a lucrative year, possibly bringing a new job, an expanded role at work or a chance to take a financial risk on an entrepreneurial venture. If you're a business owner, this next Jupiter phase can help you craft your messaging in a way that gets your talents or products out to a wider audience. How about an image overhaul? From your visual design to the "voice" of your brand to your company's offerings, inspiring Jupiter will help you market yourself in interesting and authentic ways.
But even if you don't have a side hustle, it's a great time to evaluate the way you come across. How do other people see you? And does that align with how you WANT to be seen? If not, you might want to do some strategic tweaking.
A great time to start is November 16, when communication planet Mercury turns retrograde until December 6, spending the bulk of its backspin in Sagittarius and this same expressive zone. You'll really want to review, reflect and think before you speak, post or share any information. Mercury retrograde is notorious for causing data and devices to crash, fueling stupid fights and messing up plans. Do any and all prevention you can: Back up all your important files early this month and take pains to make sure everyone understands one another, whether you're giving coworkers instructions or voicing a strong opinion.
You'll get some extra persuasive powers starting November 22, when the Sun joins Jupiter and Mercury in Sagittarius, giving you the gift of gab. It will be hard to stop your mind (and your mouth) from moving. This day also happens to be Thanksgiving in the U.S., which these days has become a minefield of tricky political conversations in so many families. While you might be in the mood for a lively chat (and even a little debate), you don't want to ruin the holiday by getting into a polarizing showdown for the third (or 30th) year in a row. Agree to disagree or collectively declare certain topics off-limits.
Still, that might be hard to stick to the next day because on November 23, the year's only Gemini full moon illuminates your ninth house of truth-telling, travel and expansion. On the upside, this "cultural ambassador" full moon can make you extremely tolerant of different opinions—and intrigued by people from vastly different backgrounds than your own. But you'll find it nearly impossible to keep your honest POVs to yourself, which could yield mixed results, given the current cosmic climate.
Instead of wasting time talking in circles, how about channeling all your restless energy into some holiday-season giving? On November 24, compassionate Neptune ends a five-month retrograde in your sixth house of service and wellness. Go dish out meals at a shelter or help sort donated goods for delivery. Indulge in some healthy self-care this weekend—you deserve it after the stress you may have weathered this month! Get a massage or reflexology treatment, put some seasonal veggies in the slow cooker or unroll the yoga mat that's been gathering dust since June.
It will be hard to impose a gag order on yourself with the stars being so talkative, but if you MUST pitch an idea or have an important conversation, schedule November 26. Some astrologers consider this the luckiest day of the year because the confident Sun and vivacious Jupiter make their once a year conjunction (meetup). With your charisma and can-do spirit at an all-time high, you'll be brimming with enthusiasm—and who wouldn't want to be part of whatever you're selling today?
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