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November 2021 OVERVIEW
November spells the revelation of secrets. You have been warned: If you’ve been operating as a deceptive, deceitful, or duplicitous version of yourself, you’re going to be found out this month. Even if you think fast to try and get yourself out of tricky situations, it’s probably too late—the trick has already been played. You can’t undo what’s already been done. On the flipside, if you’ve been keeping your head down and minding your own business, the month of November should be smooth sailing. If you’ve been working on yourself, fixing what’s broken, and securing your bag, this is especially true.
You are feeling a little unsure of yourself and your emotions throughout the month. We enter November with a bunch of heavy-hitting planetary shifts, and to top it all off, an intense New Moon in Scorpio on November 4th. The New Moon is focused on uncovering deeply held secrets and maybe a few lies, too. Revealing hidden truths will ultimately be liberating, if sometimes difficult. For the player: you no longer have to keep your secret. For the played: Now you know and you can respond accordingly.
At the New Moon, the Sun and Moon are both making aggressive beams to Uranus, threatening to stir up a little defensiveness. Watch yourself and try to keep your emotions in check. What you do now will absolutely have consequences. As always, the choices you make in responding to any conflict are likely to offend some no matter what you do. But this month, expect others to feel triggered if your motives are not readily apparent and explained ahead of time. Whatever is underneath your awareness will be stirred to the surface at the New Moon, encouraging Mercury to confront and expose anything that’s not already out in the open. Luckily, Venus will provide a clear path forward with practical ways of dealing with whatever is coming up for you.
Even with Uranus causing some resistance and stubbornness (in yourself or others), Venus is at the final degree of Sagittarius, inspiring a frank candidness and willingness to look reality directly in the face. You kinda just want to put it all out there in the open and get the ball rolling on a resolution (or personal revolution). Rebirth powers are strong in Scorpio season. There are many blessings in disguise this month, too. You might have some moments of crystal clarity where you realize how seriously you dodged a bullet or how close you came to boiling over when you thought you were faultless.
You can’t hide the truth at the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on November 19th. But whatever comes to culmination at this time isn’t meant for you anymore and may have already ended in spirit months ago. With Venus-ruled Taurus involved, something you’ve been feeling insecure about could spell an end to a source of income or a transition in how you think about your relationship. No matter the problem, the issue will blow over but leave lasting scars that will be felt for the next six months (sorry, all eclipses are unfortunately this heavy, especially in the sign of the darklordt, Scorpio). Just as the trees lose their leaves, you, too, have your own seasons. It’s time to shed what no longer serves you to make room for future growth. By month’s end and many planets in stabilizing earth signs, you will be given a choice on whether you want to put your full effort into finalizing your plans or stay stuck in the life you’ve come to know. The next level is on the other side, but it will take pressure and passion. It may not even be fully realized until 6 months from now at the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on May 16, 2022.
BIRTHDAY SPOTLIGHT: Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21)
Um hiiiiiiii Scorpio. You sexy demons are showing up and showing out this month, even if you don’t totally feel like it! While your lair calls to you, we appreciate that you are sincerely making an effort to be known this year and particularly the month of November, as the New Moon in your sign on the 4th manifests in a complete rebirth and transformation in your appearance, as well as how you refer to yourself.
You may be taking a nose-dive into a moonlighting gig or turning stuff out for a side publication. Whatever it is, it feels highly “B-side” and definitely secret. Your stealthy sign wouldn’t have it any other way. While this month feels highly colorful and exciting, you’re always lured back to your old favorite emotions: guilt and rage. Please put those down. We assure you, now is not the time to be petty with yourself or others. As lame as forgiveness feels when you’re at the height of your power in Scorpio season, it also releases you from the ties that bind you obsessively in your brain when you can’t let something go.
Speaking of minds, yours is likely going to be blown this month by the turn of events that happens as the universe conspires to clear the bs out of your life for good. Friendships may end (the fake ones), situationships may crumble. Ultimately you are being brought back to the real you too—so clear and direct that no one would dare mess with you, lest they pay the price. Mid month at the Full Moon in your opposite sign of Taurus, you are being called to engage more deeply with your partner (if you have one) or a love interest that is only just becoming real. November showcases you as the doting friend, the deathbed confidant, the pillow talk angelbaby. You are ONE on ONE this month and relishing the intimacy that you’re normally a little shut down from. Allow someone else into your inner sphere and release control for a second. You’re going to feel opened up on or after your birthday and cleansed of all the baggage you’ve been calling your “identity.”
Famous Scorpio: Lisa Bonet (November 16th)
Local Scorpio: Kayla Pappas, Cocktailier and Goddess at Milktooth Milktooth | 534 Virginia Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46203 | MilktoothIndy.com
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AND NOW FOR THE REST OF YOU...
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21)
We tend to think of the power of three-by-three as karmic law in action and in terms of receiving. What will I get back if I put in this effort? How much money will the universe send back to me when I am generous? What we often fail to remember about reciprocity is that it applies to ourselves, too. There is nothing wrong with you. Letting yourself delight in one indulgence does not mean you have to deny yourself another. Sag, bb, have you had enough yet? “…The witch knows, though the initiate does not, that she will get three times what she gave, so she does not strike hard.” You’ve been burning the candle at both ends for, like, ever, and now you have to stop punishing yourself for enjoyment and play. It’s literally in your nature to play and indulge and denying yourself this fundamental right is going to blot your shine.
Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19)
You love to drive the ship even though you are a little timid in unsteady waters. You’re right to doubt that everything is in its right place. Something is off and you might be the only one that’s noticing the brewing storm. Throughout this month, you’re being tested, especially in relationships, both romantic and platonic. It’s suddenly crystal clear to you where you’ve been pulling more weight and putting in most of the effort and now that the fog has lifted you aren’t willing to compromise anymore. Obviously, this shakes things up. People who have been floating on your back and just getting by don’t especially like it when they suddenly have to swim on their own. And can you blame them? You’ve been doing this for years. To stop now is brutal, even if necessary. Everything else is put on hold for you to deal with this situation. Notice how opportunities have stalled? It’s energetic and intentional. You have another job for now.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18)
November is putting you to the test—making changes to how you take care of your routines or responsibilities can really be the motivation you need to dig yourself out of a rut. Whether it’s finances, health, long-term goals, minor responsibilities you’ve been slipping on, etc. you have been slacking. It’s easy to let one slip-up snowball into another, until suddenly you’re $20k in debt and need to make major adjustments to your lifestyle. You might find staying grounded to be generally just all-around challenging as a rule. But rules are meant to be broken, and sometimes security is a simple decision you make. You don’t have to play the same story in your head forever about how you deal with challenges. The story can just change and you can break your own cycles. You just need to decide that you want to change. You want to turn on the light? Once a switch is flipped, electricity flows without any effort on your part.
Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20)
Just when you think you’re out, they pull you back in. This month, patterns that you’ve worked hard to move past may creep back into your life. There’s a light-leak, letting in a tiny bit of poison that has the potential to ruin the whole picture, but you’re equipped with the knowledge and control to prevent that. Beware of tricks, banish negative self talk and doubt, and don’t allow old fears to come back in and take over. Playing small is not the move. You’ve outgrown it. Simply embracing the fact that this is not gonna ruin you is the only anchor you need to keep yourself from going way back under. You’re no stranger to being the underdog or getting the shaft—but that’s only because you play the bigger person and usually just let them get away with it when people take advantage of you—because it’s boring! Take note without taking it personally and just let it (or them) go. You’re the key player. Once you tap out, the game’s over and you win by choosing not to play.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You’re entering a powerful phase of transformation, as the new moon in Scorpio on November 4th signals a sea change in how you see yourself. Your habits have come to define you more than usual lately. You see in them a mirror of what you most deeply invest in and you are aiming to change where you spend the majority of your time (and maximizing your output). As the full moon waxes mid month, you’re challenged to come up with a plan–something that is usually super easy for you [aka just do it, think later]. This time it’s kinda hard. You’re feeling the urge to become a more efficient worker, more creative person, better mom/sister, whatever, but you’re having trouble defining what “better” really means for you. Work on setting small and realistic goals and you won’t get bored. You need to be able to achieve little victories quickly in order for you to stay the course and feel empowered.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Who is she? It’s time for your semi-annual glow-up bb, and you’re magnetizing just the right tools of the trade (and the right costumes, and lighting) to really reclaim your feminine power this month. The New Moon on November 4th in your partnership sector sparks a powerful time of sensuality and exploration of the “other.” Hint: You’re feeling sexier, confident, and definitely very motivated to communicate with a certain object of your desire. At the full moon in your sign on November 19th, expect to realize a new side to yourself that even your friends don’t know. You’re casting off the chains of your own personality and experiencing a renaissance that will force you to be *extremely* honest with yourself. Even a solid babe like you occasionally throws us all a curveball: you’re surprising yourself with a new hobby, new hair color, lifestyle—or simply a new way to define yourself.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
A sign normally frustrated with the pace of the status quo, you’re entering a phase of centering down into normcore™ reality. Even though you’re being super beige this month, you’ll understand later that you were simply prepping for the bigtime. You need to focus inward and explore what makes you feel at home. With the New Moon on the 4th tenderizing you and pulling you backward into wholesome wholeness, expect a newfound focus on your routine and the little, boring things that make up your day. You might start a new wellness plan, invest in a fun weekly fitness class, or add a 5th step to your skincare regime. Whatever it is, you’re optimizing your returns and it has a huge impact on your sleep and anxiety at the Full Moon on November 19th. This Full Moon will fall in your shadow sector, indicating that old traumas and blindspots will be activated. Luckily, you have some powerful ways to get back to child’s pose. Use your new skills and habits to bring you back to center.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
What’s wrong? The vibes are strongly “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to” for you, bb Cancer. With the New Moon on November 4th affecting your cosmic sector of romance and funtimes, you’re feeling oddly ghoulish and uninspired. You may be looking in the wrong place to generate your enthusiasm: You need passion, pain, and brooding heroes to get your motor going, not laughter and coziness. What you make out of this month is entirely up to you, but you are more turned on by the dark and macabre and you might need to lean heavily into creepy movies, scary shows, and true crime podcasts. At the Full Moon on November 19th, expect to merge forces with friends, clubs, groups, and maybe make your new hobbies and interests “a thing.” You’re feeling oddly affiliative this month and a lot more interested in getting together with other like minded others. Invest in the work pitch-in or take a new friend up on their invite: you may end up sharing some warm fuzzies and feeling a lot better about your life.
Leo (July 23-Aug 22)
There’s nothing you can’t do, Leo, and you always find a way to come out of completely batshit circumstances smelling like a rose. Your belief in yourself is the antidote to bad outcomes, work mistakes, and bad hair days. This month you’re turning that up to 11. It’s time to *really* believe in yourself at the New Moon on the 4th and allow that to turn your dreams into a reality. Your confidence can move mountains, but with the Moon in your cosmic sector of home and cozy time, you may be feeling less than motivated to get out of town or put on that powerful presentation. That’s actually a job for the Full Moon on November 19th: you’ll be learning how lowering your screen time and powering down (not up) this month can allow you to work smarter, not harder. One critical point: WAIT to respond. Don’t shoot off emails, texts, anything super quickly trying to “fix” everything. Your power move this month is patience. By month’s end, your inaction will actually achieve results that speak volumes.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22)
Such a clever Maven. You’re wildly popular this month, and even your retiring soul is going to be kinda loving it. *Finally* you’re presented with the recognition you’ve been desiring (at work, home…beyond) for keeping up with all the little, yet hugely important things that you do. The New Moon on November 4th shows you in a flurry of business—local travel, emails, phone calls, and all manner of messages finding you. In your absence, you realize…nothing really happens. This will feel oddly comforting: your anxiety-fueled brain is actually seen as calm and collected to others and your attention to detail, not some nitpicky habit you imagine other people are bothered by, but truly the fulcrum around which the bigger picture rotates. At the Full Moon on the 19th, expect to widen your horizons and suddenly understand the purpose of all your planning and pontificating. You were toiling for a purpose and practicing for the stage you’re on by month’s end. What appears at the Full Moon could culminate in passing a certification, registering for school, finally being able to pay for a vacation, or just reaching a very exciting goal.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22)
All is right with the world this month for you, even as you sense at the New Moon on the 4th that all this peace could imply that something sinister is around the corner to mess with your vibe. Don’t be so sure: everything is working out according to plan with the New Moon of rebirth centered in your cosmic sector of self-worth, money, and stability. You can trust what comes up this month, because it has legs. Even so, it would do you good to develop fairly Die-Cast contingency plans and insurance policies on…everything in your life right now. You are learning to trust yourself and not just rely on others for reassurance and validation of the stuff you know to be true already. Nothing is sacred at the Full Moon in Taurus (your other Venus-ruled sign compatriot). With your 8th house of sex, death, shared income being emphasized, you might merge resources (or other things…) with a trusted other in order to form a perfect power couple of sorts. Your partnership oriented sign stands to gain considerably from the financial beams gracing your chart this month: don’t waste it by loosening your boundaries.
—Kelli Jenkins and Hayley Trussell
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