This Month in Astrology – November 2020
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Influencing the first two weeks of November is the New Moon in Libra that occurred mid-last month. It promised us opportunities to take charge of our relationships. We’re encouraged to work on our negotiation and partnering skills heading into November. The resolution of conflicts is our objective.
Three major planets turn direct this month: Mercury on the 3rd, Mars on the 13th, and Neptune on the 28th. Mercury’s direct turn on the 3rd ends a retrograde cycle that began on October 13th.
Retrograde Mercury in Libra until the 3rd is especially slow to reach a decision – possibly painfully slow, as our minds bounce back and forth between the alternatives, finding merits for any and all of them. This period may affect our close partnerships the most. We might rethink old positions and relationships, and our observations tend to be particularly idealized. In a general sense, retrograde Mercury periods send us to the past for more or previously hidden information. They’re cycles for learning to let go of control, and for thinking about issues in a brand new way.
From the 3rd forward, Mercury retraces its steps over the degrees of Libra, and then Scorpio, that it traveled while retrograde until November 19th. We slowly but surely regain clarity and decisiveness from the 3-19. Even so, it can be rocky from the 1-6 as the shift occurs since the station effectively prolongs the Mercury square Saturn aspect. Misunderstandings and errors are prominent at this time, and they can relate to what was communicated around September 23rd.
Jupiter aligns with Pluto on the 12th for the third and final perfection. This transit first formed in April and recurred in June, following roughly alongside the Jupiter-Neptune sextile and Jupiter-Chiron quintile. The Jupiter-Pluto alignment is a power boost of sorts. Of course, this means it can expand and exaggerate something negative just as easily as it can do so with positive things. It can serve to magnify our ambitions to better ourselves or our circumstances. We can be doggedly determined to make improvements. We might also take things too far with this combination, and in the sign of Capricorn, this can relate to power. As long as we channel our intense ambitions appropriately, this can be a powerful period for achievement.
With Jupiter-Pluto, we’re driven to improve our circumstances and we seek prosperity with determination. We want to take something to a completely new level. However we define success at this time in our lives, we’re ready to do what it takes to realize it. There is a real sense that we can achieve something of significance now. We might focus this energy on an important project or focus it inward–on bettering ourselves through greater self-understanding. Overcoming obstacles can figure strongly during this transit. Perhaps the most interesting side to this transit is the discovery of our deeper desires. In essence, our resentments or jealousies give us windows into things we may not have known (or dared to admit to ourselves) we wanted, and it’s a time when we’re embracing these desires. Jupiter is wonderful at opening our minds to possibilities. As such, this is the final prompt to identify our deeper wants, desires, and ambitions, and pursue these passions, whether it’s a hobby, adventure, lifestyle, or line of work.
Mars turns direct on November 13th, ending a retrograde cycle that began on September 9th. Until the 13th, we’re in the position to re-assess our current projects, our approach to getting what we want, and our desire nature. Mars energy is essentially turned inward–it’s internalized, intensified, personalized, and perhaps pressurized. There can be passive-aggressive behavior, and we may be instigating problems or arguments rather than dealing with issues directly. However, this can be a good time to learn more about our inner motivations and desires, as well as to reconsider old projects and interests. We may see areas of life where aggression or anger have been tripping us up. See the full discussion of this Mars retrograde in Aries.
After the 13th, slowly but surely, confidence in our ability to assert ourselves and to effect change increases. We begin to rebuild our enthusiasm, projects that have stalled move forward, and we feel more confident and assertive. Mars will leave its post-retrograde shadow on January 2nd, 2021.
The New Moon on the 15th occurs in the sign of Scorpio, encouraging us to move out of our comfort zone and to welcome new ways to live, heal, and transform. It’s a time for taking a good look at what we may have chosen to sweep under the carpet. Taking the time to understand others’ motives can enrich our feelings of intimacy, forgiveness, and a sense of meaning. We might want to use this cycle to focus on and develop one special project or relationship in order to help add purposefulness and depth to our lives. Intimate relationships need a brand new approach, and we can see this more clearly now. With Mercury and Mars now direct, a new start feels right.
Jupiter forms a quintile to Chiron on the 15th for the third and final perfection. This transit first formed in March and recurred in June, following roughly alongside the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction and Jupiter-Neptune sextile. It has helped open our minds to others’ struggles and supported explaining our perspective to others. We’re more willing to learn and grow through our experiences. Both Jupiter and Chiron are good for seeing the whole of a situation, making holistic problem-solving particularly rewarding and successful as these bodies connect through a creative aspect. We’re absorbing and sharing what we’ve learned from past experiences and mistakes.
Pluto forms a quintile to Chiron on the 25th–a very long-term minor transit that first occurred in 2018 and will continue into 2021. With this long-term influence, we’re exceptionally creative and clever about solving dilemmas, particularly those that may have been holding us back from personal growth and development. The focus can be on the courage to go deep to repair and heal. It may help give us clues about how to integrate our personal and material pursuits.
Neptune turns direct on the 28th, and we may face some of the illusions we’ve been holding onto, confusing situations become clearer, and our creativity soars, or at least, we are more inclined to apply our creativity in the real world. We have more faith in our own dreams and visions, in others, and in belief systems. We increasingly seek inspiration from external sources.
The Full Moon on the 30th occurs in the sign of Gemini and is a Lunar Eclipse. It awakens a rather urgent “need to know,” to get an important message across, to finish a communications project, or to make an announcement. Travel and communications are in strong focus. We become more aware of flaws in the structures of our lives, particularly in our communications and transportation systems. The last time a Lunar Eclipse occurred at around the same degree of Gemini as this eclipse was November 2012, and similar themes can emerge in our lives.
|Nov 3||12:57 AM||Saturn biquintile True Node||Sat 26 Cap 20'
TNo 20 Gem 20'Rx
|Nov 3||12:49 PM||Mercury Direct||Mer 25 Lib 54'D|
|Nov 8||8:46 AM||Quarter Moon||16 Leo 37'|
|Nov 9||9:38 AM||Ceres enters Pisces||Cer 0 Pis 00'|
|Nov 10||4:55 PM||Mercury enters Scorpio||Mer 0 Sco 00'|
|Nov 12||4:39 PM||Jupiter conjunct Pluto||Jup 22 Cap 52'
Plu 22 Cap 52'
|Nov 13||7:35 PM||Mars Direct||Mars 15 Ari 14'D|
|Nov 15||12:07 AM||New Moon||23 Sco 18'|
|Nov 15||1:38 PM||Jupiter quintile Chiron||Jup 23 Cap 21'
Chi 5 Ari 21'Rx
|Nov 21||8:22 AM||Venus enters Scorpio||Ven 0 Sco 00'|
|Nov 21||3:40 PM||Sun enters Sagittarius||Sun 0 Sag 00'|
|Nov 21||11:45 PM||Quarter Moon||0 Pis 20'|
|Nov 25||6:16 AM||Pluto quintile Chiron||Plu 23 Cap 08'
Chi 5 Ari 08'Rx
|Nov 28||7:37 PM||Neptune Direct||Nep 18 Pis 10'D|
|Nov 29||1:12 PM||Jupiter biquintile True Node||Jup 25 Cap 54'
TNo 19 Gem 54'Rx
|Nov 30||4:30 AM||Full Moon Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse||8 Gem 38'|
(See the full table for 2020)
See also: This Week in Astrology week to week for more detail.
This Month’s Overview Horoscopes
The following horoscopes outline how the above astrological influences might affect each individual sign.
Overview horoscopes fill in here as I write them, ideally during the week before the month begins. It is not unusual to see some signs temporarily missing as I usually write them over the course of a few days, and I always start with the featured sign of the month (birthday month).
November 2020 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Aries:
Both personal and professional development are in focus this month, dear Aries. Finances, taxes, and intimacy are main themes with a focus on your solar eighth house. You're in particularly good shape for making lifestyle changes, especially after mid-month. There are some key planets ending retrogrades, including your ruler, Mars, currently transiting your sign. Mars turns direct on the 13th, and your confidence rebuilds. Slowly but surely, you feel that things are moving forward.
Special subjects and projects easily engross you in November, and you're quick to throw yourself into learning and producing. It may be better to wait on making big decisions (both financial and emotional) until the second half of the month when you see things more clearly. Certainly, there can be a real focus on the past and some roadblocks to clear.
While Mercury ends its retrograde on the 3rd, it's complicated until the 7th. Keeping in mind that communications can continue to confound you until then, you'll enjoy more clarity and forward movement related to your relationships, work, health, partnerships, finances, intimate connections, and negotiations. Results or news come in, making it easier to make informed decisions.
The desire to change, evolve, and improve is strong. If you've been toying with the idea of making a lifestyle change, things can come together after some starts and stops or delays. After the 15th, it's time for taking off and achieving your goals. How to deal with a money matter or predicament surrounding personal possessions or an intimate relationship becomes apparent. You recognize the need to take better care of yourself and your resources at this time, and it's a good move.
Venus graces your partnership sector until the 21st, suggesting that you have someone very much in your corner. Opportunities emerge to gain a fresh new perspective on important people in your life, or to understand your life better through the eyes of someone special. It's crucial to get in touch with your genuine needs and wants--something that's been subject to quite a bit of review with the Mars retrograde since mid-September.
Mars, currently in your sign, ends its retrograde cycle on the 13th. Energy and motivation levels increase. You may have felt anxious to get going but held back. Around the same time--and adding to the momentum--is the final Jupiter-Pluto alignment of the year. The first occurred in April, and the second in June. Having a new vision of the world and your place in it over the past months, you're doing your business, career, or long-term goals differently. You have a greater understanding of your ambitions and desires, and you're expressing more authenticity in your career or through your life path and direction.
It's a time to pay more attention to structure and building self-discipline. There can be advances with support, money, backing, and business. You're feeling empowered, ready to take on whatever challenge comes your way. Emotionally, this is a time to take charge and work on changing your life from the inside out. This may involve controlling or redirecting impulses that no longer serve you well or identifying self-destructive patterns and working on eliminating them. A mission to gain more independence from debilitating debts or attachments can be in focus. Particularly regarding relationships, finances, self-worth, and respect, life seems to be showing you where you need to make changes and improvements from the 15th.
Try your best to replace fear with love to heal yourself and strengthen your relationships. Consider, too, that worries about your work, reputation, or position may be unfounded or exaggerated. If they're not, it's time to get to work at solutions.
Solving problems or absorbing research keep you happily occupied, particularly after the 21st. There may be a good turn on a financial or business level. People are backing you up, and this feels good.
Also from the 21st, you begin to crave a little more activity, variety, or adventure. You're independent-minded. It's an excellent time to teach, guide, and learn or share ideas and bond with others as you do. You're in high demand for your insight and perspective. Still, focusing on something absorbing and pouring a lot of energy into a project you care about can boost your mood.
Helping you decide which elements of your life need to end or go on a shelf is Neptune's direct turn on the 28th. Pay special attention to activities that help you unwind and decompress now for best results, but do make some room for freeform activities that feed your spirit and satisfy your itch to learn and discover. The Lunar Eclipse on the 30th can bring a learning or transportation matter to a head, and a turning point in your life. New avenues for communicating or commuting can lead to fabulous improvements, ultimately. At first, it can be a bit chaotic, however, as you adapt to the changes.
November 2020 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Taurus:
November can be a relationship-centered month for you, dear Taurus. Personal energy levels remain on the low side, but some key planetary turnarounds suggest a sense of forward motion. Satisfying work and health routines figure strongly, and your social life tends to take center stage.
Relationships and negotiations are in focus--you're working on making your connections work. Even with some backtracking, you're coming out ahead. The first week of the month can feel somewhat chaotic. You could find yourself in demand, but signals are confusing. You may be waiting for an answer, but it's not long before you put work and health delays behind you. There can be forward movement and more satisfying decision-making on the job and in your one-on-one communications after the 6th. In fact, you're likely to enjoy few blocks to progress.
A significant other can help give you perspective this month, and shared plans and ideas can improve your bond. The 10th forward is excellent for conversations with a partner, advisor, or counselor. Others can be your sounding board, and feedback can be very valuable to you.
Jupiter and Pluto meet for the third and final time in your solar ninth house this month. You first felt this influence in March, and now, with your changed perspective or worldview, you can't do some things in your life the way you used to do them with what you now know and feel. You might commit to a different or new line of study or project. You're no longer as tolerant of procrastination or denial, and it's a time to embrace your desire to grow, improve, and transform. Changes in your experience of education, religion, adventure, and discovery are part of this.
You no longer want to meet the same problems with the same attitude -- it's time to change things up. Close relationships and partnerships benefit significantly from sharing ideas and plans, or people have useful or inspiring things to share with you. You're in a good position to make rewarding connections that last. Efforts to strengthen a partnership can be worthwhile now, and pushing boundaries just a touch can lead to impressive results.
From the 13th forward, you are less inclined to nurse your wounds and hold on to resentments with Mars ending its two-month retrograde cycle. Mars continues to "hide out" in your privacy sector, behind the scenes, however, until January, so that there is more inner work to do, but it's now easier to pinpoint what needs extra effort. You still benefit from more time to rest and reflect.
This can be a remarkable period for blending your agenda with a significant other or for counseling and negotiating. You might bring a relationship to a new level or make a meaningful connection after the 15th. With Venus moving into your partnership sector on the 21st, you're in fabulous shape for attracting the right company or for smoothing over a relationship. Giving your time to someone, or allowing a person to shine in their own way as they take the lead, can be very rewarding. Make peace now, with both friends and enemies!
At the same time (the 21st), the Sun heads into your intimacy sector. This is a time of following your instincts and doing some vital introspection. An emotional encounter can be heartwarming and offer you valuable insights into your life. Your ability to put things into perspective can open up doors that were previously closed, not only because you're entertaining new ideas but also because others are more willing to consider your viewpoint. You might hear from a friend after a long absence or pick up an old project and begin reworking it.
Money owed can be a large focus toward the end of the month, possibly taking the form of a mini-crisis around the Lunar Eclipse on the 30th. Or, a revelation about financial matters emerges, and changes in income sources may be part of this package. Whatever happens now nudges you along a path towards a more organized, settled, and secure way of living.
November 2020 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Gemini:
Increasing efficiency, getting organized, and harmonizing with others are in strong focus this month, dear Gemini. It's a good month for solving problems and attention to the practical details of your daily existence. The emphasis is often on getting a handle on the "little things" that make your life run more smoothly.
Work and health matters take center stage with your solar sixth house always occupied in November: the Sun until the 21st, Mercury from the 10th, and Venus from the 21st. Although routine matters can get boring at times, reworking and reorganizing these things can be satisfying. In the first half of the month, aim to take your time with critical decision-making, as you may not have all the tools at your disposal for clarity. Treat slowdowns as the chance to catch your breath and to refine your goals, and you will fare much better.
Even so, November isn't all about getting the job done. Venus moves through your creative, romantic, and playful fifth house until the 21st, and the last week of November brings a new focus on close partnerships and personal pursuits. You can have an emotional epiphany or revelation around the Lunar Eclipse in your sign on the 30th. A good work-life balance is within reach as you pay your work and personal life their due attention.
Look at past projects for ideas and inspiration and focus on editing and improving. Particularly from the 10th, you're in an excellent position to get work done and focus on health goals. Conversations or initiatives that stalled last month can regain momentum as blocks clear, and delays or restrictions lift.
Charm, creativity, and romance are especially favorable. Nevertheless, rhythms in love and patterns in relating can be off and on, particularly on the 9th, and until the 13th, leaving it difficult to find full satisfaction. Feelings can run hot and cold. Conflicts arising now can have a significant impact since Mars is slowing down and heading for a station. Watch for haughty or impulsive decision-making and reactions that may be regrettable. After the 13th, Mars is no longer retrograde, and things seem smoother and more straightforward. Friendships begin to straighten out after some confusion of boundaries or emotional complications. You're learning who is truly in your corner, and your own desires and affections become more evident.
Jupiter and Pluto meet for the final time in your solar eighth house this month. This transit has been integral for discovering deep-down desires. Your ambition to connect more deeply with a special project or person is strong. Events this year have changed your worldview and perspective, and you now recognize what this means for you. Combining your resources, whether financial or otherwise, with someone or navigating tricky sharing dynamics can be a significant focus. You don't feel exactly like the same person you were before this transit, and you'll be pursuing paths that reflect your evolving values.
You're refueling with the energy and confidence to pursue new experiences from mid-month. There can be an improvement or growth in a relationship, in your intimate life, with a co-worker, or with work itself that feels good. Putting a long-standing problem behind you can be part of this. Focusing on activities that help advance your practical goals, such as a resume or a project, can be particularly useful and fruitful. The New Moon on the 15th brings on the potential for a new beginning with work, health, diet, fitness, and habits. It's a time for thinking up new methods and plans for self-improvement that excite you.
The Sun moves into your partnership sector on the 21st, and collaborating with someone special can figure strongly now. You can be feeling particularly alive and vital through a relationship. There is a sense that reaching out to others is right for you and can help move you forward.
Neptune's direct turn on the 28th can help unblock a career matter, direction, goal, or significant project. If you've been on the fence about a path to take, you'll begin to move in the right direction intuitively. You are especially open to new insights and understanding, and you can be quite pleased with your work and the things you've accomplished.
The Lunar Eclipse in your sign on the 30th brings big epiphanies and can serve as a cosmic push to change gears in a relationship or to reassess relationship needs. There can be an emotional renaissance of sorts where you discover how you actually feel about a matter. This eclipse can also catapult you into a position in which you are quite suddenly making executive decisions.
November 2020 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Cancer:
November holds good energy for leisure and creative pursuits, dear Cancer. You are in a rather dramatic phase right now, and your desire to express yourself is powerful. By the last week of the month, a new cycle begins where work or routines occupy much of your time.
The month can begin a little sluggishly with Mercury still retrograde until the 3rd and Mars until the 13th. You may be turning your attention to a household or family matter that you previously thought was resolved. Be a little more mindful around the 9th when there can be off-timing and impatience in your relationships. The social side of business or work can get complicated.
Delayed initiatives can reawaken after the 6th. News might arrive that moves you forward, or you finally get a chance to put a project into motion. If you've been in a state of limbo in recent weeks, you're likely to enjoy the more straightforward energy with us in the second half of November. You'll find life a little easier to navigate as projects and initiatives begin to move forward, motivation increases, and you're giving off clearer signals. Home projects that were left undone now resume. Career goals also become clearer, and your determination increases as a result.
While responsibilities and work continue to keep you on your toes, there is a stronger focus on moving forward now and less on straightening out problems. Where there was emotional distance or coolness in business recently, there is now more warmth and directness.
You can feel inspired to do your best or pursue a dream upon a friend's encouragement. There is a real desire to enjoy your life more fully this month, and opportunities emerge for creative expression and entertainment. Activities with family or around the home are favored, especially in the first three weeks of the month.
Jupiter and Pluto joined forces in April and June, and they're meeting again for the final time in your partnership sector. A new view of the world, yourself, and your relationships has evolved this year, prompting the desire to make improvements. With a deeper understanding of your relationship needs, you're in a better position to grow. Rich learning experiences have been occurring, and you're rebuilding faith and confidence.
You may be motivated to start fresh or breathe new life into your creative or romantic world, and your interactions are confident and focused on a bright future. Someone in your life can boost your confidence or inspire you to improve. There can be a fantastic exposure to a new perspective, lifestyle, or culture that expands your mind and opens your heart. You become more aware of your need to entertain, be entertained, celebrate, enjoy, and share yourself with others, and doors are opening to do so now.
While pastimes, hobbies, and entertainment are in strong focus, there's a back-to-business theme building from the 21st. You'll want to tackle your responsibilities head-on. You can absorb a lot now, mainly related to your work and health. Humble confidence gets you everywhere, and people are valuing your helpfulness. You're seeking out more meaning through the work you do.
In the last week of the month, you're less distracted, and your belief in yourself and life itself is growing. More and more, you believe in your dreams. There can be a turning point in a project or an attitude.
The Lunar Eclipse on the 30th illuminates a private matter – something that has been left unresolved and now needs settling. The revelations you have around this lunation can illustrate the importance of making more time for spiritual, imaginative, and reflective activities so that you don't lose the motivation and spark you have for your work. If you've been ignoring your needs for rest and reflection, you could be feeling especially drained and sensitive around this date.
November 2020 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Leo:
A strong focus on family, home, and other domestic matters continues and develops further in November, dear Leo. Attention to your home base is vital for the new cycle beginning near the end of November, when creativity, romance, children, and pleasure come into prominence. The stronger you feel on the inside, the easier it will be to share and enjoy yourself later.
November can be very family and work-focused for you, and fortunately, these two areas of your life can complement each other in successful and creative ways now. Home life requires more of your attention and can involve some problems that need resolving in the first days of the month. Mechanical issues or delayed projects can dampen spirits a little, but as the month progresses, you'll see blocks clear and delays lift. An interrupted conversation might resume. New information comes in that aids decision-making.
You're building your nest and gathering your resources in November. Some backtracking is necessary in the first half of the month, after which a solid plan forms! You enjoy a clearer direction and easier decision-making. You can experience improved communications and relations with family, as well as more faith and confidence.
Venus in your communications sector until the 21st boosts the pleasure you take in connecting, sharing, and learning. You may be verbalizing your affections very well now, or there can be a focus on loving chats and sweet talk. There can be even more pleasure in attending to home and family matters after the 21st when Venus heads into your solar fourth house.
Around the 9th, try not to fixate on something outside of yourself that you feel will solve all your problems. Your heart may be ruling your head at this time, and wants and needs can seem like the same thing. Differences in opinion can lead to arguments all too readily. Mars turns direct on the 13th, and you'll find that pressure eases as people respond more directly to one another. Problems related to sharing, ideas and opinions, and transportation or commuting experienced in recent months begin to iron out. Relationships with in-laws, neighbors, and siblings also round out nicely.
Around the same time, Jupiter and Pluto align for the third and final time in your solar sixth house. This transit has transformed your perspective this year, motivating you to make changes and improvements. You've become more motivated to tackle tasks that you previously felt were monotonous or uninteresting. Health and healing methods can be discovered or implemented with more success. You want to improve your situation, and you tend to see the primary path to achieve these goals as the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle and better daily routines, habits, chores, tasks, services, and work.
From the 15th, good energy is with you for pouring more heart, love, and energy into your home life and work or health endeavors. You may recognize what you need to change on the inside to attract more positivity into your life. You're in a goal-setting frame of mind, and you're excited about working towards them. You might pick up or begin new projects or make resolutions to better organize your home life.
The 21st forward is a period that brings a more outgoing, playful, and creative energy to your life and, for some, budding romance. You seek to have some fun, express yourself more freely, and share yourself with others. You seem to magnetize situations to you that help you grow, improve, and build your confidence.
From the 28th, you're turning a corner with shared assets, support, and boundaries in relationships. Great ideas can come to you with fresh thinking. Co-workers, family, or other people who share your day can be more cooperative, helping you feel better about what you're doing.
With a Lunar Eclipse on the 30th, your social life can bring opportunities or some drama to your life. Issues with friends left hanging or unresolved can come to a head, giving you just the right motivation to make necessary changes and resolutions. It might also mark a turning point in a friendship or project.
November 2020 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Virgo:
You're in particularly good shape for financial, creative, and learning endeavors in November, dear Virgo. Love is simpler, and attraction is easy and natural. You're coming to a place of peace about your personal finances. The last week of November brings an increased need to be around family and familiar situations. Nevertheless, there could be professional opportunities that present themselves. Recognition for your work could be forthcoming now.
November is a busy month for you, with a wide assortment of things to do or calls to your attention. It's all too easy for you to be misunderstood until the 6th. Mercury ends its retrograde on the 3rd but circles around to a Mercury-Saturn square on the 6th. Mechanical break-downs or misinformation, criticism, worries, and other annoyances can figure strongly. As detail-oriented as you usually are, you're so busy that it's easy to get distracted and miss important information.
November brings both challenges and rewards to your studies, communications, and connections. You're in a more communicative frame of mind but miffed as delays and limbo keep you on the fence. A conflict over money or sharing and power dynamics can come to a head around the 9th. Emotions and passions seem to run high surrounding ownership, money, and issues of respect or value. Watch for impulsive purchases or sudden decisions about money and relationships.
You'll feel more in the loop as the month advances, particularly after Mars turns direct on the 13th and the New Moon occurs on the 15th, making for a happier headspace for you! Financial complexities begin to unravel, and dealings with a partner and with financial institutions become more straightforward after a feeling of treading water. Be patient and take things one step at a time.
The second half of the month is an excellent time to find the information you need, share your ideas, and advance your studies or projects. You can fill up with creative ideas for using your natural talents in satisfying ways or doing business.
The third and final Jupiter-Pluto alignment in your solar fifth house occurs this month. Your perspective has changed dramatically this year due to this transit, and you're now approaching your life differently, mainly related to joy, creativity, leisure, play, and romance. You can be determined to make something of a creative project or to do your leisure time differently. Values are changing, and this transit pulls out desires to express and enjoy yourself in new ways. You are motivated to pursue things that bring you joy and to help others discover their passions.
You may be connecting with people and information that helps you get closer to your goals. You're putting more of yourself into your learning endeavors, personal interests, writings, dating, or creative worlds. You might connect with someone special or with an original idea that benefits you. You can feel inspired to pursue a learning challenge, or you're setting up goals in these areas that motivate you. Matters of the heart can be intense and magical. It's a time for connecting with your heart's desires, and pursuing them, too!
The 21st brings the Sun to your sector of home and family, encouraging your domestic side. You start to crave more downtime and the comfort of familiar settings. You gear up for a home-centered, back to roots time. With Mars in your intimacy sector now direct, your emotional world and intimate life are on the move. Useful stress management techniques can help. Efforts made around the home, domestic projects, and family activities can lead to nice advances.
From the 28th, you enjoy a refreshment of your spirit and building of your faith in a relationship or friendship. Focusing on the positive, beautiful, and magical qualities of life and love can be rewarding. You find many reasons to think positively!
The Lunar Eclipse on the 30th gives you a window into your heart regarding where you ultimately want to head in your life. People are noticing what you do, but don't let that idea intimidate you! The truer you are to yourself, the greater the opportunities.
November 2020 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Libra:
November is a strong month for personal appeal, taking care of business, practical matters, and money matters, dear Libra. Venus works its way through your sign until the 21st, boosting your natural magnetic appeal. You are in your element, and others take note. Nevertheless, patience is required in the first half of November as delays are likely. Choose your words--and your battles--wisely, especially around the 6th and 9th. The last week of November, generally speaking, is about connecting and communicating--you're set to learn a great deal.
A good part of the month finds you getting yourself settled in and comfortable. While it's a quiet time, it's not a lazy period. You're in a great position to improve your money situation and home life, although the former can involve some hurdles to clear or seeming setbacks before gains realize.
From the 6th, you'll be more decisive as new or previously delayed information emerges and blocks on your projects or endeavors lift. From the 15th, you'll see even more progress. Recent indecision is likely to clear up and contemplation to pay off. Gradually, you'll make more informed choices as new information comes in. For the most part, knowing and attracting what you want comes naturally. People seek out your company and desire you more than usual. You begin to feel more on top of things, particularly on financial and domestic levels.
Relationships may have been conflicted, but they've also held valuable lessons. Straightforwardly dealing with others has been difficult with Mars retrograde in your partnership sector since September. Mars turns direct, and from the 13th forward, relationship dynamics smooth over.
Steps to improve your feelings of security taken now can benefit you for years to come. A Jupiter-Pluto transit that's colored the year is now coming to its final meeting. Your perspective and worldview have transformed, motivating you to better yourself and your situation. You're striving toward an improved emotional foundation, home life, and domestic world. It's a time when beneficial and long-term renovations occur on physical and/or emotional planes. You are determined to make improvements that go deep in your home, family, and personal life! You're making the most of your current resources.
In the second half of November, you can feel a firmer sense of accomplishment or hopefulness in business and a stronger feeling of connectedness in your personal life. You might experience a renewed commitment to living well or with more attention to good health. There can be a wonderful home-work or home-health connection that gives your life a boost. You might also discover activities and projects that make full use of your talents and skills. It can be a time of paying off a debt or meeting an obligation so that you can begin anew.
The last week of November is likely to redirect your focus. The Sun's move into your communications sector on the 21st encourages your curiosity. You're likely to feel refreshed and a little braver or interested in seeing results. Reaching out and connecting can bring unexpected opportunities.
From the 28th, you feel better about your efforts to improve your work, health, and daily routines. You're motivated to share and discuss ideas with people close to you, which can be very fruitful. Instead of repeating old patterns that keep you in a rut, you're trying a different approach.
Around the Lunar Eclipse on the 30th, you could feel a little overwhelmed if your schedule is tight and you have too little time to feed your spirit. Even so, with a plan to find a better balance, your confidence builds, and little can stop you from finding inspiration and enjoying new interests and projects. This can also be a time for an unveiling or culmination of a project or learning endeavor.
November 2020 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Scorpio:
November can be a month of meaningful changes, dear Scorpio, on both internal and external levels. Even though you're in the spotlight with the Sun in your sign until the 21st, it's not until later that you come into your own. From the 10th, you find your voice. The New Moon in your sign mid-month brings a chance for a new personal beginning, so that if you are looking to reinvent yourself, this is the time to share yourself in an all-new way. Your impact is substantial. And, from the 21st, Venus emerges in your solar chart, and you feel more comfortable with attention coming your way.
With Mars retrograde until the 13th, take your time with big decisions and feel things out. Avoid pushing matters--most decisions don't need to be made just yet. You're likely to be self-involved this month, but it's a necessary process. Until the 21st, love and relationships tend to be under the radar and might hold secrets. After then, your magnetism increases impressively, and you're more approachable. The Lunar Eclipse on November 30th gives you an extra push to rid yourself of tired habits.
You begin November having just experienced a Full Moon in your opposing sign, and while you come in better touch with your feelings, what to do with them may not be entirely straightforward. Don’t put pressure on yourself – let things unfold. Mercury is retrograde until the 3rd, but while its direct turn does help move some things forward, it's not until the 10th when it gets back into your sign.
You may be feeling a little insecure about recent comments or openness, experiencing some feelings of regret or fear that you may have revealed too much in the first week of November. Try not to allow insecurities rule, as you may be making mountains out of molehills. Look inside yourself and consult your inner wisdom. You may feel very close to a project or decision only to discover a roadblock, delay, or merely a sense that you’re not quite ready for it all to come together yet.
Several influences help open your heart and mind to new possibilities as the month advances, encouraging you to look at situations for their beauty rather than their flaws. This is your birthday season, which is often a time for grabbing opportunities. This year, you may get off to a slow start, but November is a time of building ambitions.
Personal appeal is good all month, but more apparently so as admirers come out of the woodworks from the 21st forward. While the Sun moves out of your sign on the same day, it's a fine time to build something creative that excites you, whether this is a hobby or related to your work.
Jupiter and Pluto align for the third and final time this month. Your enthusiasm for a special personal interest, goal, or line of study is strong. You might see a way to improve your life through writing, studies, and projects, or you find more meaning in what you're doing, learning, teaching, and sharing. Discovering your own deeper ambitions or developing brand new interests as the world around you and your perspective changes can figure strongly now. Your ideas and projects are powerful, and you're determined that they represent you.
With Mars turning direct on the 13th after two months of retrograde motion, you begin to see rewards for work and health efforts. Work complications tend to iron out as you move forward. You may feel inspired to work a little harder for the things you love or pour more attention into health and wellness pursuits.
You may get the chance to showcase your creativity, and studies can be particularly rewarding in November. What you're learning now can benefit you much in the long term. You're turning over a new leaf after the 15th--the ball is in your court. It can be a time of personal reinvention if you feel the need for a refreshing change. People see you a little differently, so aim to work this in your favor as much as you can.
You might be dealing with unreliable people or erratic elements in a key relationship. Aim to focus on yourself so that you don't feel at someone's mercy. Consider that some opposition or challenge could help clarify your ideas or a relationship issue.
Your natural and unique traits are spotlighted and noticed from the 21st forward. You may be considering ways to improve your image and experiment with your style. At the same time, the Sun moves into your solar second house, and you can feel considerably more content or patient. Problem-solving and new ideas regarding work, money, and health matters can figure strongly in the last week of the month.
Neptune turning direct on the 28th is a boost to all things romantic and creative in your life. It's a time for discovering your joy. You’re encouraged to believe in your dreams or to clear your mind of plans that no longer serve you well so that you can make room for new ones. In recent months, confusion in your life may have had to do with the avoidance of getting in touch with your heart on a matter. Now, you’re listening to your heart, even if you don’t have all the answers just yet. A creative project, cherished hobby, or romantic friendship may show signs of progress.
You're expressing yourself with the kind of ease that attracts new opportunities your way. Around the Lunar Eclipse on the 30th, you may need to deal with funding or sharing problems. However, great energy is with you for new sources of, or increased, income from your own efforts. For some of you, this can be a financial wake-up call. A payout or issue of debt, significant gift, or bonus may be part of the story. For others, it can be about awakening to previously hidden desires or a stronger desire for intimacy. You might reach a turning point in a partnership, and a decision about merging your resources can be a pressing matter.
November 2020 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Sagittarius:
You continue to experience a greater need for rest in the first weeks of November, dear Sagittarius, with the month building in momentum as it advances. You're more inclined to keep some things to yourself. Even so, the activity you do have with friends and networking can be immensely rewarding until the 21st.
The first few weeks of the month could involve some rethinking of your plans. It's a time of gathering your resources for the weeks ahead. As much as possible, avoid pushing things. You're often inclined to reflect on recent experiences and absorb their lessons with the Sun (until the 21st), Mercury (from the 10th forward), and Venus (from the 21st) in your privacy sector. Looking to the past for insight into the problems of the present is, in fact, very valuable. Nevertheless, the Full Moon at the end of October has likely motivated you to get going on your work and health goals, and you'll be setting aside time for these things.
Friendships can be tricky in the first week – there can be blocks to work through before things improve. Don't rush people or projects in the first half of the month. If you've been harboring resentment for someone, it may very well emerge around the 9-10, or someone may be bringing up something about you. Either way, it's a time for learning something about yourself and your needs through the mirror of your relationships.
Mercury ends its retrograde on the 3rd, and Mars does the same on the 13th. Forward movement with plans or news you're waiting for can arrive after the 13th. Just before Mars turns direct, Jupiter and Pluto align for the final time, prompting you to work on boosting your sense of security, talents, business, or money matters as a primary means to improve your life all around. Changing circumstances have dramatically altered your perspective, and you're determined to follow your principles and align your pursuits with your new viewpoint more closely. You're charging up.
You can feel especially in charge of your emotional life, including family and home matters this month. It would help if you had time for introspection, rest, and processing or digesting recent experiences-- you're likely to make fair use of these pursuits. It can also be a time for uncovering a resource or information that benefits you. You feel stronger from the inside out, ready to tackle a problem or take on a challenge. You're in an excellent position to process recent events and find ways to put dysfunctional matters behind you. In so doing, you free up emotional space for inviting new energy into your life.
While you're inclined to come out of your shell in many ways from the 21st as the Sun heads into your sign for a month-long stay, love becomes more complicated and private. You begin a power period for pleasure, personal magnetism, and self-confidence. You may need some emotional space, but you're not against enjoying company. It can be a great time to enjoy private moments. You appreciate the more hidden or subtle elements of your life, interactions, and emotions. Fresh, honest, and growth-oriented energies dominate, endearing you to others. You stand out from the crowd in a pleasing way.
From the 28th, more clarity is likely with the home, living conditions, and living arrangements, as well as relationships with family, roommates, and very close loved ones. You might reinvigorate dreams and plans. You may be in a supportive role and enjoying taking care of someone.
A close relationship can begin, blossom, or demand attention with a Lunar Eclipse on the final day of November. This cosmic push comes at a time when Venus is moving through your privacy sector, suggesting that you may be dealing with problems from the past that are re-emerging before pushing forward.
November 2020 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Capricorn:
While your professional life or world of responsibilities continue to benefit this month, dear Capricorn, your focus is increasingly personal and social in November. Being in charge is terrific at times, but we all need a break from too much action, pressure, decision-making, and November brings opportunities for pursuing happiness goals.
The first three weeks of November are useful for smoothing over differences in your career and dealing with reputation issues. Just keep in mind that Mercury's retrograde until the 3rd can mean more delays and hiccups to deal with than average. You'll have plenty of time to rework your plans to your liking, so do what you can to avoid stressing over details.
Mid-month, a fresh start is possible when it comes to a friendship or group association. Team spirit is in the spotlight. Friendships might develop, or you could connect with interesting people and ideas. In the last week of the month, you enter a natural solar cycle for rest and retreat, but a Lunar Eclipse occurring on the 30th can stimulate a lot of activity, especially with health and work matters.
Stalled initiatives can begin to move forward after the 3rd, and even more so after the 13th. Slow down and reassess things, even if you face some criticism. It's possible that it's constructive and you can benefit from a review. Looking back on recent experiences gives you fantastic insight into what might be your next move.
Giving more of yourself or your services can boost your reputation and appeal. People are receiving you well, and possibly speaking highly of you as well. Watch for interpersonal tensions in spots, particularly around the 9th. It can be challenging to be indifferent towards others, but it can be emotionally freeing to do so from time to time. Tension or hyperactivity in your personal life can interfere in your public life or with your work.
Jupiter and Pluto first met in your sign in April and then again in June. This month, they meet for the final time. Aim to channel intense ambitions appropriately, such as into an important project, or turn it inward as you strive toward greater self-understanding. You can feel driven to improve your circumstances, and you're likely to discover desires you never recognized as your view of the world--and your place in it--has transformed dramatically this year.
From the 13th, recent complications related to family, living conditions, or home life tend to smooth out. While family life remains busy, it's a straightforward kind of "busy" that you can handle. When problems exist, it's far easier to deal with them when you know exactly what they are.
News or ideas exchanged now can light a fire under you, motivating you to get ahead, succeed, and improve or take on an exciting long-term project. It's a stellar time to write, speak, publish, or guide. A sense of belonging or the desire to contribute to something bigger than yourself can be important themes after mid-month.
There is a very natural inclination to withdraw and rest more in the last week of the month. Even so, you can gain great pleasure from learning, sharing, and connecting with friends in moderation. This is a time for feeling freer and happier as your knowledge of the world around you grows.
Taking the time to relax, refresh, and get in touch with your inner world can be especially rewarding. You might come to a better understanding of why something happened in your past. You're more likely to share your ideas and inspiration with others and less inclined to procrastinate or question your goals and dreams. Some misconceptions may come to light, but you're gaining more confidence in your creative process. A learning, writing, or transportation issue that has been in limbo can show signs of forward movement.
The Lunar Eclipse on the last day of November gives you a push to take better care of health, routines, and work. If you've been feeling unhealthy or if you've been slack with habits, work, or fitness, you'll feel uncomfortable with the situation. A deadline or an upcoming event may be the trigger. New information coming to light, or strong feelings and epiphanies now, stir the need for change.
November 2020 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Aquarius:
November is a month when you're particularly competent and attentive, dear Aquarius. While some people could be feeling left out of your life as you attend to your responsibilities and personal need for space, the month is mostly favorable for your personal life.
There is always an inner planet in your sector of career and reputation matters this month, and you can find yourself more aligned with long-term goals and tuned in to your ambitions. In the first half of the month, you can be revisiting old problems, but you also have the chance to breathe new life into past projects.
While your obligations and ambitions are receiving more attention than usual, Venus in your solar ninth house until the 21st stimulates your desire for adventure and a taste for the exotic. The Lunar Eclipse on the 30th can stimulate much desire and passion. A creative project can come to a head, or a love affair can blossom.
A conversation or endeavor that seemed to become stuck during Mercury's retrograde period since mid-October is likely to advance as blocks clear after the 3rd. Brand-new objectives and initiatives are best delayed until after the 15th. Before then, work is still effective, but editing and refining current projects are best. You're in a great position for rethinking long-term goals or career and business moves. It's best not to rush a good thing! You'll gain more motivation and clarity with schooling, career, creative direction, and friendships.
Around the 9th, watch for the tendency to react too quickly. Boundaries can be crossed, and it can be a little tricky getting to the point of compromise. Physical and emotional attractions can be intense now, and mental or intellectual exchanges seem to spark them.
Jupiter and Pluto meet in your solar twelfth house as they did in April and June, but now for the final time. Your perspective and worldview have changed, and you're moving to a better place of self-understanding. You're seeking more meaning and purpose, and you can be determined to cut out an unhealthy attachment or resolve a problem that has kept you from claiming your happiness. Most of your renovations and improvements are going on out of sight -- they're inward changes, not completely obvious to others but important to you nonetheless.
After Mars turns direct on the 13th, pressures ease with less attention paid to what others are saying and doing, as well as fewer complications with transportation, commuting, communications, and education. You remain quite busy but in a far more straightforward way. In other words, you can make measurable progress instead of focusing mainly on fixing problems before moving ahead. Daily affairs become less chaotic and overwhelming, freeing you up to attend to more worldly goals. Aim to make up for lost time by reconnecting and staying in touch with acquaintances and relatives, especially after the 21st, when attention to your social life comes more naturally.
You have an exceptional eye for priorities, quickly discerning what's truly worth your time and effort. There can be financial gains or turnarounds, or you may be revamping a project, finalizing a long-term plan, or cementing a business alliance.
After the New Moon on the 15th, you have the power to reshape your reputation and professional goals in beneficial ways. New or renewed business plans and objectives take form. You could find yourself more visible or in demand.
This is a time for pleasant surprises and advances, particularly related to life path goals. Connections might form that prove to be especially favorable over time. Someone might sponsor you or give you support. You're seeking the best for yourself and believing in yourself.
Still, the last week of the month brings a more robust social flavor, and you're taking more and more interest in connecting with friends, networks, the community, or your higher goals, dreams, and plans. Your goals and dreams seem more doable, and this lifts your spirits. Investing more of yourself in your projects and ideas can be exhilarating, filling you with a stronger sense of purpose.
You're likely to see your material affairs strengthening. Faith in your ability to handle your responsibilities builds, as well as in making the living you want or attracting the right resources to you. You're putting more faith in your intuition with business and financial matters. A money matter that was stuck or in limbo may now release and progress forward. Thinking is clear, and this brightens your mood. Certain projects look more hopeful.
The Lunar Eclipse on the 30th opens your eyes to your feelings for someone or a current creative project. This can be an exciting time for love, creativity, and fertility.
November 2020 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Pisces:
Ideas exchanged this month can be a huge source of inspiration, dear Pisces. You can be itching for a change of pace. Venturing forth onto unfamiliar ground can bring up opportunities and benefits. Nevertheless, there can be some complications with your plans in the first week of November. Vigilantly check your calendar and schedules and watch that you don't misrepresent yourself.
Key planets turn direct after retrograde phases: Mercury on the 3rd, Mars on the 13th, and your ruler, Neptune, on the 28th. While the process is slow, it's steady, and you're coming back into your own and feeling more confident. Attention to family and personal matters is required in the last week of November, even if career demands begin to run high. There can be a lot of activity centering around your home and family, which can be overwhelming at first but can also be the start of something quite extraordinary, which ultimately energizes you.
There can be excitement, change, and possibly some romance involving friends, networks, or group associations. Long-distance friendships can be satisfying. You're generally in good hands this month. Jupiter and Pluto joined forces in April and June, and they meet again for the third and final time in your social sector, reminding you of your mission to pay special attention to happiness goals and pursuits. You can be determined to make improvements and to better yourself and the world. Reform figures strongly. You seek to enhance your connections and personal involvement or contributions in any way that's currently feasible. Changing the ways you connect with others seems key to self-improvement.
Issues that have left you on a fence or waiting for an answer last month are clearing. Negotiating about money or time-sharing can proceed, and educational or publishing matters thrive as plans come together. You can expect more straightforward communications from the 7th and a stronger understanding of your talents, assets, and money situation from the 13th.
A creative approach to relationships and business works well. November is a time for naturally drawing success and resources to you. A new line of study can be attractive, or you're motivated to explore a topic more deeply. Possessiveness or competitiveness can disrupt relationships in spots. You might also be feeling on the fence emotionally, and it can be all too easy to concentrate on things that have been lost or buried. Issues of sharing, ownership, and support can be touchy until you reach a turning point or compromise around the 9th.
From mid-month, you begin to see progress with finances and money-making endeavors. Family life is steadier and possibly healing. You're getting a better handle on your priorities. You can be exceptionally passionate about what you believe in, and very convincing and persuasive with others. You might form a meaningful friendship or association. Helping others or learning new things can be especially pleasurable.
The New Moon on the 15th stimulates your need for more spirited living and learning. Branching out mentally can be enriching and inspiring.
From the 21st forward, Venus travels in harmony with your sign, and there can be surprising pleasures, good news, inspiring ideas, a refreshing change of pace, and an uplifting of spirits. On the same date, the Sun heads to the top of your solar chart, ushering in a new focus on long-term goals and performance. Good energy is with you for a boost to your financial outlook, career, or sense of purpose. You are getting a strong sense of what you genuinely value on practical and professional levels. Focus on the unique elements that you bring to your work, and watch as you attract the right resources and people to you as you do.
Neptune's direct turn on the 28th contributes to a greater sense of well-being. There can also be forward motion in projects or personal plans, or you have more confidence and faith in your dreams. You may be inspired to reach for greater heights.
The Lunar Eclipse on the 30th brings an epiphany about your domestic or personal life that pushes you to make significant changes. You recognize your love/need for family or other special people in your life. If home life is out of balance, you're ready to do whatever it takes to make it more comfortable.
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November 2020 Aspects TimeLine:
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This Month’s Ephemeris:
Using the table below: The Moon is Void of Course from the time of its last aspect listed below until the Moon enters a new sign. Generally speaking, these periods are not ideal for launching new endeavors, although they’re not impossible periods, either.
The times given below are Eastern. These should be adjusted for different time zones. For example, for Pacific Time, subtract 3 hours from the given times.
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