Astrology Forecast for November 2023
October was intense and powerful. There were many challenging Pluto connections, foreshadowing power struggles or possibly violent events. The eclipse in Libra spoke to a surprising development in international relations and matters of war and peace. Sadly, this played out as unthinkably violent events in the Middle East. The eclipse in Taurus was uprooting financial matters, and the stock market had a sharp slide.
And so it's a relief that November brings many helpful energies.
The month opens up with a lot of Scorpio energy: the Sun, Mars and Mercury are all in Scorpio. It gives us a helpful dose of determination and ability to move things forward. And, it's also a fantastic time for shadow work, counselling, therapy, working on self-limiting beliefs - and research.
Over my years of practicing predictive astrology, I've noticed a curious thing. When we experience an expansive Jupiter transit, for example, opportunities do come. But, they don't always blossom to their full potential or solidify into results. Why? We throw off our own luck, because we let our fears take over (and we all have them!). And then we say "Jupiter didn't deliver"....well....not quite 🙂
So do yourself a favour and do some shadow work during the first three weeks of November!
The first week of November is brimming with optimism, but not all opportunities that come into your life that week will deliver. November 2-4, in particular, is not the best time for a first date or your first contact with someone on dating sites. Things might not be as they seem. Wait until November 6 - the best day of the month for love and romance.
The best energies of the month arrive between November 14 and November 22. The Sun makes its annual conjunction with Mars, which is traditionally the day of the year to go after what you want.
Mercury is very active yet again, making November another lively month for news and communication. November 13 -17 is a highlight for communication, especially in relationships. Mars sextiles Venus. If you need to have a peace-making conversation with someone, now is your time.
The Sun enters optimistic Sagittarius on November 22, bringing another stellium, this time in Sagittarius! Between November 22 to December 1, the Sun, Mercury and Mars are all in Sagittarius. Unfortunately, the Sun and Mars bump against Saturn the week of November 22. Don't schedule anything over-ambitious that week: it may be difficult to make good progress. There may be some roadblocks and frustrating challenges to push through that week.
Saturn Turns Direct: November 4 2023
- Where are you limiting yourself?
- Where does fear prevent you from reaching out for your best, fullest potential?
- If you knew you couldn't fail, what would you be going for now?
So that's some general astro-advice for all of us.
But, when Saturn connects with YOUR natal chart, then you most certainly should pay attention! If you're a Pisces, Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius, read this post.
Cautions This Month:
Note the dates I provide are for Pacific to Eastern time. Unless I mention a specific timeframe, the energies peak on these dates, but we’ll feel them for 24-72 hours in advance, and for about 24 hours afterwards (but they will be losing strength with each passing hour).
- November 2-3: NOT a good time for a first date, or a major financial investment.
- November 10: avoid signing big contracts.
- November 11: There is a higher chance of accidents today; be extra careful when on the road or travelling.
- November 23-26: NOT a good time to initiative an important undertaking.
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Now let's look at each week in detail:
(Art: "Raven Spirit by Christine Cholowsky. Shared with permission).
The energies are very optimistic this week, but we might not see things clearly.
✨ November 2: the Sun opposite Jupiter
There may be some over-optimism. Make sure you don't over-promise.
Even with that, the skies are vibing with opportunity. Charge a citrine for luck.
✨ November 3: Venus opposite Neptune
NOT a good day for a first date or major financial decisions.
This is a very romantic energy, but you might not see things clearly in love matters or finances.
November 11, with its accident-prone energy, is the day to watch out for this week.
✨ November 6: Venus trine Pluto; Mercury trine Neptune
Your passions might be stirred today. And, it's a great day for creative writing!
If you’re looking for a soulmate relationship and are not afraid of some intensity, pay attention to new romantic prospects who come into your life around this date. And if you're already hitched, schedule some together time with your partner. Today is a good day to strengthen the bond between you.
As far as work, unless you're a creative writer, today may be a little unfocussed. Put off deadlines to another day.
✨ November 7-8: Waning Moon in Virgo; Opportunity Period!
An excellent couple of days to start a cleanse or go on a diet, especially if you do this during the opportunity period: on November 8 between 2:20 p.m. to 8:55 p.m. PST.
✨ November 8: Venus enters Libra; Mercury sextiles Pluto.
It's a great day for research, data analysis, or to start cognitive therapy.
As far as Venus moving into Libra, she is very comfortable in her own sign! Between now and December 4, spend some time building and nurturing personal and professional relationships. Balance assertiveness and cooperation. And, while you're at it, add one thing that makes you feel beautiful to your wardrobe or your home.
✨ November 9: Mercury enters Sagittarius.
It's time to dream big! Blue-sky. Get excited about possibilities. No self-limiting beliefs allowed!
Mercury will stay in Sagittarius until December 1.
✨ November 10: Mercury square SaturnBut, guess what? Mercury is challenged by Saturn on the very first day of its journey through Sagittarius.
✨ November 10 1:27 a.m. PDT to November 13 1:27 a.m. PDT Balsamic Moon
This is one of those times in the Lunar Cycle when starting anything new is not to your advantage. Declutter instead. Tie up loose ends. Get an extra hour of rest if you can.
Make some Moon Water on November 12. You won't be able to see the Moon, but it will be in Scorpio, getting ready to be reborn as the New Moon on November 13. This particular Moon Water will have great cleansing properties, to help you get rid of the unwanted energetic residue (we all accumulate it over time). Use it to wash your hair or add it to your laundry wash. Visualize all unwanted energy leaving your life.
There is a very strong Scorpio energy in the skies this week, boosting resilience and determination.
The Sun and Mars come together for their annual conjunction on November 17. It's one of the best days of the year to go after your professional or personal goals, or to initiate a big project, especially if it has to do with arts, charities, or social causes.
New Moon in Scorpio: November 13 1:27 a.m. PST
The New Moon in Scorpio is THE day of the year to do some manifestation work to connect with your personal power, invite more passion into your life, and to boost your resolve and determination to accomplish something.
And that “something” can include getting rid of unhelpful habits (good-bye, smoking!), debt, or deep-seated emotions such as shame, guilt, envy and jealousy. And so it’s a very powerful New Moon, but also very healing.
If you're new to working with the New Moon energy for manifestation, my digital mini-course, Working with the New Moon, is for you.
✨ November 15: Mercury sextile VenusA great day to for teamwork and relationship-building.
November 20 - 26:
And, with the Sun and Mars both sextile Pluto one day apart, it's not just about working with your intuition. If you act on your hunches, chances are, you'll be able to make solid progress.
For the metaphysically inclined, charge a tiger eye or garnet for personal power.
Between Nov. 21 11:16 a.m. to Nov. 22 9:19 a.m. PST, the stars align into an Opportunity Period. Opportunity periods are those special times when the planets are aligned just right, aiding most undertakings - and in this case, they will be particularly good for charities, spiritual and artistic pursuits.
✨ Nov. 22: the Sun enters Sagittarius
The week starts with the Full Moon in Gemini. A Gemini Moon can bring restlessness, and a Full Moon amplifies that. Shut off your electronic devices at least an hour before bed early in the week. Do some yoga. Take a bath with lavender. Otherwise, it may be difficult to get a restful sleep.
The planets make no major aspects between November 28-30, so the month should end on a quiet note. The Moon in Cancer, on November 29-30, is good for spending some quality time with your family.
All Full Moons are an invitation to give gratitude and celebrate. Celebrate your progress - baby steps or leaps, doesn't matter. Celebrate yourself as a person. Maybe you're a wonderful boss. Or an inspiring teacher. A thoughtful co-worker. Or a great parent. Or a great daughter or son! You get the picture.
And, after you've basked in the high energy of the Full Moon, set intentions to release what no longer serves you - especially if it's related to the shadow side of Gemini. And so if you're suffering from a social media addiction, this Full Moon is for you 😊 It’s the sign of the times – we have a panic attack when we leave our cell phone at home. We can’t stay away from checking messages. We feel guilty if we don’t respond to texts right away.
If that’s you – set intentions on this Full Moon to let go of the inability to shut off your brain, having too many things on the go, and the tendency to second-guess yourself.
Have a wonderful November!
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