February 19-March 20
Life is looking up in November, especially for your sign. The Sun is in Scorpio, your optimistic ninth house, until November 22nd. You’re in a cheerful mood, ready to see the glass as half full once again. Capping that off, two key planets emerge from a low-power retrograde (backward) cycle this month. On the 7th, your ruler Neptune powers into direct (forward) motion in Aquarius, pulling you out of a foggy, even depressed, spell you’ve been in since May. On November 18th, expansive Jupiter goes direct in Pisces, kick-starting all those ambitious plans from the first half of 2010. You’re suddenly filled with get-up-and-go energy—and the world is responding with interest!
If your career or long-term goals have been murky, the planets give you a boost this month, too. Energizer Mars spends November in Sagittarius, your ambitious tenth house. Clever Mercury is also here from November 9-29, helping you clarify a master plan. The Taurus full moon on November 21st could bring helpful contacts and connections, either through your current circle or networking efforts. When the Sun enters Sagittarius on the 22nd, you’ve got a month to get cracking on those 2010 resolutions and plans. It’s never too late!
Just watch your spending from November 7-18, when a retrograde Venus in your wealth sector could bring tension around debt, property, or joint finances. Thanksgiving could be a romantic night—or a dramatic one—depending on your expectations. If you’re hoping for a proposal or a gesture of greater intimacy, don’t get too attached to your agenda. There are plenty of ways to say “I love you” that don’t require a flashy gift or a bended-knee presentation.
LOVE & ROMANCE:
You’re gung-ho to talk about the future, filled with starry-eyed visions and plans. But can your partner get on the same page? That’s the challenge. From October 8-November 18, love-planet Venus is retrograde, a bumpy time for love no matter what your sign. Since last month, it’s been tough to sell your sweetie on any big lifestyle changes or risky leaps of faith. Don’t push it, Pisces. Surface level objections may actually be masking deeper power struggles between you two, likely over money and emotional control.
You’ll find out after November 7th, when Venus backs into Libra, your eighth house of joint finances and intimacy. It’s time for unvarnished discussions about spending, budgeting, and just getting real about your different ways of handling money. If you’re gunning for a deeper commitment—marriage, babies, cohabitation—you’re best off opening an Excel spreadsheet or booking an appointment with an accountant, not a couple’s therapist. The eighth house rules all things merged between two people, the place where “I” turns into “we.” In Eastern healing, the second “chakra” (or energy center) rules money, sex, and intimacy.
In our culture, we’re taught that money is a tool for maintaining emotional control or dominance. We’re also trained to be experts at attracting sexual attention, but taught nothing about the nuances of lasting intimacy and lifelong coexistence. No wonder we have sky-high rates of divorce and infidelity. For an interesting take, check out Esther Perelman’s Mating In Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic. During Venus retrograde, examine your own inherited beliefs and patterns around money, sex, and power. The answer to any love dilemmas may reside in there.
MONEY & CAREER:
Instability and change have been themes for many Pisces this year, but you start to find solid goals and direction in November. There’s no holiday slowdown happening for you! Energizer Mars spends the month in Sagittarius, your tenth house of success and ambition. Mercury, planet of communication, is also here from November 9-29. Shake off self-doubt and put yourself out there boldly, especially near the November 21st full moon. Become a familiar face at networking events in your field—be friendly, enthusiastic and interested. Don’t get stopped by self-consciousness or your too-cool-for-school defenses. As a friend’s 90-year-old grandmother from the old country puts it, “You go, you get.”
Do your skills need an upgrade? On November 6th, the Scorpio new moon falls in your ninth house of travel, study and entrepreneurship. Sign up for that Photoshop class if you’re a graphic designer, or book a session with an experienced business coach to discuss your plans. Check out vacation packages and book an intriguing getaway sometime in the next six months. Fresh perspective gets your creative wheels turning, while outside expertise boosts your confidence. When lucky Jupiter goes direct in Pisces on November 18th, you could be tapped for an exciting position that puts your name in lights. Stay tuned: innovative Uranus also goes direct in Pisces on December 5th, and these two planets can bring thrilling developments before the end of the year. If you’re a business owner, make full use of technology and social media to market your holiday offerings.
The one tricky area this month surrounds joint finances, with either a romantic or business partner. From November 7-18, harmonizing Venus is retrograde in your eighth house of shared property, indicating that you won’t see eye-to-eye about long-term financial moves. For example, one of you may want to pay off a credit card, while the other wants to invest in new computer equipment. Or, you may think of signing a lease or mortgage (perhaps moving in together) but something in your gut feels off. Trust that. Your best bet: table discussions and decisions until after the 18th.
HEALTH: MIND, BODY & SOUL:
Have you been restless, fatigued, or even a bit depressed for the past few months? Fortunately, that clears up now. Your ruling planet Neptune goes direct on November 7th in Aquarius, your twelfth house of healing. Tapping into your inner guidance and intuition becomes much easier. You’ll also attract great resources, from energy healers to therapists to doctors, who truly work in partnership with you. With energizing Mars and logical Mercury in your structured tenth house, you’re better able to create lasting habits and routines. As a result, you’ll feel more grounded on the inside, which could be reflected outwardly through stabilized weight, clear skin, or a stronger “presence” in general.
Upfront communication is essential to pull this off, Pisces, a lesson you may learn at the November 21st Taurus full moon. Speaking directly isn’t your sign’s specialty—you tend toward subtlety and even vague hints. Just because you can read people’s minds doesn’t mean they can read yours! If you sense tension, especially with a friend or sibling, address it openly. Clearing the air at this full moon will make for a much happier holiday season.
- Horoscopes provided by The AstroTwins