Horoscopes November 2016

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We are poised for an exploratory and growth-provoking season, with the energies of Sagittarius, The Teacher, brought into focus with the passing of Venus, Mercury and the Sun through this sign. Additionally, Saturn, The Disciplinarian, has been visiting Sagittarius since the end of December 2014, which essentially marked the commencement of U.S. election primaries. The Sagittarian centaur -- half human, half horse -- acts with a combination of knowledge and instinct to uncover truths expressed through our philosophies, religions and cultures. This is a time to pay careful attention to the higher mind, the collective conscience, and the shared ideas that surface within societies. 

Election month promises to bring many of society’s beliefs about human rights, the role of government and global relations to the limelight. Mars, the planet that drives action, will enter the sign of Aquarius, The Radical, just two days after election day. This is an innovative, future-seeking, and erratic signature that has consistently disrupted established paradigms throughout history. Aquarius tends to be more of a group energy or societal current, and for this reason, we would expect disruption to occur at the grassroots level. With the warrior energy of Mars in disruptive Aquarius this month, expect factions like Anonymous (the activist hacker network), and movements like Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street, to gain greater prominence and ability to spur change within our society.  

For Aries, the new moon in Scorpio on October 30th stimulates transformation through death, rebirth, sex and magic. This is a time to set intentions for your goals around the transmutation of power. What do you need to cast aside so something more fruitful can grow in its place? Who are your allies for building your emotional, physical and financial resources? With these intentions set, the Taurus full moon on November 14th will provide the persistence you need to manifest your goals related to resource accrual. Harmonious Venus is helping you develop a balanced vision for your place in society, while the Sun is revitalizing your relationships and Mars is driving you to socialize new ideas at a community level. Trust your instincts during this time, and also trust your confidantes.

The full moon in Taurus on November 14th will provide you an opportunity to manifest much personal power. However, the full moon encourages us to purge and release, an act that does not always come easily to Taurus. Since we’re dealing with the core identity, this is a time to examine your shadows. Which aspects of your personality do you keep suppressed below the surface? And, where do these parts of you emerge when they cannot be hidden any longer? With the Sun continuing to energize your relationships throughout the 22nd, try exposing shadow thoughts, feelings and behaviors with friends and family that you trust. Remember that examining and exposing your shadows will ultimately provide opportunity for your light to shine brighter.

Saturn has been occupying Gemini’s house of relationships for the past year, bringing some restriction, double-guessing and slow moving energy around the building and maintaining of important partnerships. The good news is that intellectual Mercury will lend the tool of communication this month, helping to push forward through the stagnation you’ve been experiencing. Spend some time thinking about the patterns that are holding your relationship(s) back. When Mercury conjuncts Saturn on the 23rd, you’ll have an opportunity to communicate more thoughtfully as emotions will not be flying high at this time. Choose your words carefully, and listen attentively. By mid-November, Venus will offer the possibility of resolving conflicts with your intimate partners in mutually beneficial ways. If the relationship in question is a business partnership, keep an eye out for secrecy in the workplace until the Sun moves into Sagittarius on the 22nd.

Your truly powerful creative potential is ready to manifest in the outer world throughout November. The new moon in Scorpio on October 30th will supercharge opportunity for visionary breakthrough. Scorpion energy asks you to dig down into the depths of emotions to reveal what lies beneath the surface. Think about the positive and negative feelings that drive behavior. Lust, love, greed, survival, belonging, becoming…  When you are able to connect your creative output to the themes that inspire and motivate your audience on the deepest core level, you will achieve even greater impact than you may have imagined. By mid-November, thoughtful and discriminating Mercury will increase organization and communication in the day-to-day management of your project. Use all of these wonderful tools to manifest a truly inspirational outcome. 

There’s a strong push and pull happening between your home and work life this month, and you may feel your career taking a second seat to domestic sensibilities. The new moon in Scorpio on October 30th presents an opportunity to set intentions around this dichotomy. The full moon in Taurus on November 14th will bring these intentions to action in the area of your career. Really think about the balance you are trying to achieve, and which path will allow you to feed your passions while also providing for the people that depend on you. With warrior Mars bringing some combativeness to your relationships, be careful not to act impulsively and burn any bridges. Remember, transition takes time.

No one is noticing the changes in our immediate community more than Virgo this month. These changes have you reexamining your perceptions about, and perhaps reconsidering, the type of environment best suited for you. Beautiful Venus illuminates your creative outlets this month, encouraging you to seek pleasure and play. Children, animals and love affairs will offer abundant inspiration at this time, and may have a transforming effect on your personal viewpoints. On the 10th, assertive Mars will heighten your drive and efficiency at work. You will achieve a satisfying sense of mastery with Mars in your corner.

Dear Libra, for the last year Saturn has been straining your relationships with siblings and neighbors, drawing attention to some differences in your worldviews. In November, there is ample help from the planets to help you make progress in this area of your life. With Venus, you are encouraged to develop equitable partnerships, Mercury aids you in processing and communicating your goals, and the Sun brings vital life force to drive you forward and provoke growth. Mid-month, the full moon in Taurus will help you to feel grounded, and you may feel even more attached to your viewpoints than usual. At the end of the month, the Sagittarian new moon encourages you to solidify your intentions surrounding the difficulties you’re experiencing with friends and neighbors, and pushes you towards resolution.

You may be all too familiar with Scorpion characteristics like secrecy, suspicion and the infamous sting of the scorpion. But did you know Scorpio has two additional totems? The eagle flies high above, assessing and collecting information from the land below, and the phoenix bursts into flames, transforming into an entirely new identity. As a whole, these three symbols represent the cycle of death and rebirth, and the process of achieving transformation by exposing what’s hidden. It’s a tiresome but oh so rewarding cycle (once the pain of the burning plumage wears off). The new moon in Scorpio on October 30th provides you an opportunity for self introspection, and to set intentions around who you are and who you want to be. Set some time within 48 hours of this new moon to meditate, pull tarot cards, paint or journal. See what comes up. These creative and spiritual practices will help steer you in the right direction for the next transformation to come.

For the last two years, Saturn has been visiting your sign and asking you to think about who you are, and what you’re here on this Earth to do. You’ve been tried, tested, fallen, and gotten up too many times to count. However, all of your tribulations serve to help you create the person you are destined to become. Saturn is actually here to help you with this process, teaching through trial and error. On November 29th, the new moon in Sagittarius will help you move forward by setting and manifesting intentions around your personal identity and expression. Until then, watch out for impulsive Mars in your house of communication. You won’t have much of a filter at this time, so be careful not to fall victim to foot-in-mouth syndrome. 

Capricorn, you’ve been hard at work as usual and you might just see some financial gain starting this month when passionate Mars enters your house of values, resources and possessions on November 10th. From then until December 20th, you’ll experience an abundance of drive and motivation to build greater financial security for yourself and your dependents. You may also be called to take on more of a leadership position in your community through November. With all of this building energy pushing out, don’t forget to care for yourself and your personal appearance. Try a new hairstyle or invest in some fun fall garments. This month you’re bound to look good, feel good, and do good. 

This month, you may find yourself more personally connected to your progressive social ideals, and primed to take action to move these ideas forward. This time of year can often bring up your role in society, in which you may assume greater responsibility as well as recognition. October ends with the new moon in Scorpio, helping you to manifest transformation in the public sphere. Mid-month, the full moon in Taurus reminds you to stay grounded through your homelife and family. Use all of these energies to your advantage, Aquarius, as your revolutionary spirit is needed more than ever. Don’t be afraid to express your opinions, even if they rock the boat. When the Sun moves into Sagittarius on the 22nd, you will truly have the power to mobilize groups into larger bodies that can propel progress as a collective. We’re moving fast into the future, Aquarius, and you are helping to lead the way!

This month, Neptune the visionary planet of dreams and imagination goes direct in Pisces after six long months in retrograde. If you’ve found yourself second guessing your intuition up to this point, you’ll be relieved to know your psychic compass is pointing North again. The lunar cycle this month will bring focus to how you learn and develop perceptions about the immediate world around you, and the bigger world beyond you. Travel and exploring your own borders through meditation and dream work will increase your naturally empathetic nature, drawing you in closer to the cosmic heart. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with all the feels, try exercises that ground you to the earth. Jumping into a big pile of autumn leaves, or making a snow angel on Mount Hood will have the dual benefit of providing fun, and solid footing.

Ashley's Bio:

Ashley Quinn is an astrological researcher and writer dedicated to accumulating knowledge, detecting trends and sharing meaningful impressions for harnessing planetary powers. Ashley is a second year graduate of the Portland School of Astrology, a certified yoga instructor, and holds a B.A. in Psychology. She is currently engaged in bringing together these disciplines to offer astro guidance and remediation for individuals and couples, and will be taking new clients in the Fall of 2016.