Can you say “feet to the fire”? Good thing your intensely tenacious sign thrives on an all-or-nothing environment. This month is Scorpio high season, the likes of which has rarely been seen before. Not only is the energizing Sun in your sign until November 21, but a cluster of other planets—Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and a total solar eclipse—are also in Scorpio, your first house of personal identity and fresh starts. Like the phoenix rising from the ashes (one of Scorpio’s symbols), your power comes from regeneration. With a heavy emphasis on transformation in November’s stars, you’re in your creative element.
Now that we have that covered…where does your life need a clean page, a new life, some crow-it-from-the-rooftops news? Well, you might get a rather obvious clue on November 13, the day of all days, when a total solar eclipse in Scorpio launches your life onto a bold new path. (If you haven’t already figured it out...Kansas is in your rearview, Dorothy.) You’re finally able to let go of that old life, whether that’s a job, a relationship, an outworn pattern of thinking. Who said you can’t climb Mount Kilimanjaro for fun? Or close that unhealthy chapter with your sexy-but-bad-for-you ex, once and for all? Or quit your joy-sucking job and build a business, not to mention life, based on what makes you truly happy? You can. And you will. Say hello to your new life—in impossible-to-ignore ways. Even if the players and scene remain the same (you love your partner, your home, your ‘hood), a deep shift could occur within—a desire to really define and express yourself in a new, fulfilling format.
The truth is, Scorpio, you’ve been feeling this siren-like call to say goodbye to the past since early October, when structured Saturn hunkered down for a three-year tour of Scorpio. The reinvention process is well underway, so this eclipse acts as a catalyst—even a kick in the pants for the change-resistant among you. This month’s eclipse kicks off a three-year eclipse series on the Taurus/Scorpio axis, which will serve to revolutionize both your identity and your closest relationships. During this stretch, you can expect events that will shake up how you view and express yourself…and this, in turn, will cause you to look at relationships through a whole new lens. You prize going deep, especially when it comes to spotting others’ below-the-radar emotions. Between now and 2015, you’ll have a five-star opportunity to use those sleuthing skills on yourself (which isn’t necessarily your default). Yep, it’s time. Reflect back to 2003-2005, which is the last time that there were eclipses on this axis. What unfolds now will likely have echoes of what unfolded then.
But before you get too attached to your big debut, know that clever Mercury is retrograde (backward) from November 6-26, which can really throw a wrench into your plans, especially since it will be in Scorpio from November 14 onward. You may experience the usual Mercury snafus (lost keys, misunderstandings with loved ones, a broken camera, uncooperative technology, emails gone the way of the Bermuda Triangle), but don’t fret. Let the waves of change ripple through, and give yourself a chance to process, process, process. And heck, maybe it’s better to let the big changes settle into your bones before you send out an international press release. Next month’s skies will be much better for your coming-out party—so use November for the “soft launch” of Scorpio 2.0.
The month ends with a thrilling lunar (full moon) eclipse in Gemini, your eighth house of intimacy, on November 28. Can you say “soul-merging”? Out of the blue, you might realize it’s time to turn a temporary situation into a permanent one. Or, the universe can bring that on without your even asking: perhaps with a proposal, a pregnancy, a joint venture opportunity, or the offer of venture capital to fund your startup. This will be the culmination of events that started at May 20 Gemini solar eclipse. If you’ve been embroiled in a legal battle, especially around the division of assets from a partnership that’s dissolved, you could see the relieving conclusion of this at last.
LOVE & ROMANCE
With love planet Venus in Libra, your twelfth house of endings, illusions and, sacrifice, romance has a spiritual vibe—or a slippery one. Love might feel just out of reach for you this month—or at least until November 21, when Venus moves into Scorpio. The twelfth house is a funny place: it can bring the highs of a soul mate or fantasy connection, and the lows of your own codependence and projecting. If you’re committed, you might experience feelings of loneliness and catch yourself wondering if your partner is really that into you. Perhaps there’s an actual separation that occurs, because your sweetie has to travel unexpectedly for work.
Consider this a message from the universe: are you focusing too much on the other person, rather than on yourself? Get back into you, even if that means deep-diving into some journaling or therapy. If you’re single, you could feel all locked up in unrequited love, wondering why that person you’re so smitten with isn’t returning your bleeping phone calls. During this time, a lover could reveal his or her true colors, which could shock even poker-faced, unflappable you. Or, you just may be feeling the call to stop the obsessing and let things unfold according to divine timing—rather than your strategic (even manipulative) plans.
On November 10, dreamy Neptune goes direct (forward) in Pisces, your fifth house of passion. For the last five months, you may have been fielding unclear signals in your love life. Perhaps you thought you were more into someone that you really are. Or the certain someone who’s been sending you orchids and motorcycle jackets suddenly backs off. Or maybe you’ve been wondering if maybe you could make things work with that shady ex. Well, when the planet of illusion moves forward again, unseemly people will disappear in the same puff of smoke they first appeared in. Was it all a dream? Maybe. But you needed this review to help you close a chapter once and for all, to enter the swamp (even when it looked like a glittering sea) and come out intact. Count your blessings. You’re on to your next big love.
A few days later, the November 13 solar eclipse in Scorpio, your first house of fresh starts, sets off three-year period of dramatic change to your identity. As you shift, so do your relationships. Scorpios sometimes have issues with clinging, even as you really, really want to jump off that cliff. During this next stretch, there will be no fretting about how. You’ll just do it, possibly by becoming more assertive – or more of a team player. Eclipses are game-changers…but hold on a minute, Scorpio. We can already see you calculating the kind of change and how you’ll manage it. No, no, no. Eclipses bring lightening bolt change, the kind you cannot plan for. When a relationship takes a sudden turn (for better or worse), you’ll need to dig deep and trust your spot-on instincts. That’s what this is all about…living more authentically in the moment, as your overall attitude or approach to love certainly gets a (likely) needed makeover…or your revamp the way you divide duties and power. Relinquishing control is your new mantra. On the other side of that rainbow? Deeper, more rewarding relationships—based on authentic connection rather than strategic moves.
The holiday season heats up early, when magnetic Venus enters Scorpio, on November 21. All the frustrations in your love life can disappear—poof!—just like that. With harmonious Venus in your sign, you’re irresistible to everyone, including your love, the elevator operator, the barista at Starbucks…so enjoy it, flaunt it, get back to sauntering down the street. Your sign possesses a subtle-yet-potent sensuality, and during this time, your personal magnetism is off the charts. So live it up, dress the part, be daring in your dress and flirtations. It’s Scorpio season. Who’s sexier than you?
On November 28, a full moon lunar eclipse in Gemini lights up your eighth house of intimacy. This powerful moon may bring some exciting changes, yet again. Your honey may put a ring on it. You could get pregnant. The shelf life of your current relationship could become crystal clear, prompting a clean break up or dividing of assets if things have reached their ending. Or, you could adopt a whole new approach to sharing energy within your closest relationship. Maybe you open your eyes and notice that even the smallest gestures (i.e. getting suspicious over the ping of your love’s phone), are draining you of your precious resources. Well, now you can do something about it. This date is the culmination of seeds planted around the May 20 Gemini solar eclipse, so look back to that date for clues as to what is coming to a very loud conclusion.
MONEY & CAREER
You’re not gonna take crap anymore, Scorpio, as the new you emerges on the work front. With all the planets in Scorpio this month—Sun, Saturn, Venus and Mercury, as well as the solar eclipse—your innate power is at an all-time high. Where you may have struggled in the past with picky clients or nagging bosses, now you have the opportunity to access your personal force (kinda like Luke Skywalker) and brush off old concerns as if they were mere flies on your shoulder. This is an assertive time. You know where you’re going, and this month, your internal compass will guide you to the right choices, in hiring, firing, choosing the right projects and, of course, the right partners. Your intuition carries a drone-like precision. Those standing in the way will automatically make themselves scarce.
A word of caution, though: clever Mercury is retrograde (backward) in Sagittarius, your second house of industrious work and hard-earned money, from November 6-14. When the planet of communication moves backward, you can expect delays and annoyances on these fronts. We know it’s not minor when a check gets lost in the mail, clients start squawking or a job offer is suddenly hanging in the wind, but there’s not a whole lot you can do. So if dynamics at work suddenly seem untenable or you’re mismanaging your own money, take proactive steps toward security: back everything up, double-check your budget and receipts. You’d hate to leave a lovely dinner and realize you over-tipped your waiter by 150 percent. Those kinds of errors? You and your bank balance don’t need ‘em.
And Mercury is not the only planet impacting your communication. On November 16, energizer Mars enters Capricorn, your third house of intellect and expression. You might suddenly feel amped around matters of speaking and writing, as you get your point across (or try to, anyway). Since Mars can bring stress to whichever house it travels through, you might find that communication gets tense (or intense). Maybe you enter a meeting, prepped to talk about a new project, only to discover that your colleagues are vehemently opposing your perspective. Use the added tension to your advantage, channeling it into publicity, marketing and other promotional activities. What you say carries weight, so if you’re going to use fighting words, make sure they are aimed toward a positive, constructive end…and not a mildly annoying coworker.
Fortunately, you can easily move past any dust-ups that might occur, especially when the life-giving Sun enters Sagittarius, your second house of money and work, on November 21. For the next four weeks, you’re primed to roll up your sleeves and get to work. You care about your bottom line, not gossip, not useless distractions, not your coworker’s struggles (unless they directly impact the task at hand, of course). It’s a great time for meetings, presentations and sales pitches—though you might want to focus on refining them until November 26, while Mercury is retrograde.
As you embark on this uber-productive stretch, you could experience some unavoidable interruptions, on or around November 28, when a lunar (full moon) eclipse in Gemini lights up your eighth house of joint ventures. This date could herald a change of residence, a sale of property or merging of finances with a business partner. Perhaps you’ll pair up with a stellar collaborator, pooling your resources and sharing valuable contacts (which could lead to more moolah down the line). Look back to the May 20 Gemini solar eclipse. This full moon marks the thrilling culmination of what started back then. What seemed like a chance conversation with an angel investor at a coffee shop could blossom into a solid foundation for your new venture. Put it out there and let the magic happen!
HEALTH: MIND, BODY & SOUL
Who’s that? Your friends, colleagues and loved ones might start asking this month, as your internal shifts become glaringly apparent—and you’re not putting up with the old crap you once did. To match your new mindset, you might just opt for a new look. One Scorpio we know felt like she was living on a college campus, so tight-knit was the community in which she lived. Though she loved her life, she wanted to signal that she was changing, something her surroundings didn’t encourage. So one day, she chopped her long, fair hair and dyed it blazing red. After that, she went about her days feeling as if she had a secret, because the regular players no longer recognized her. This month, especially around the November 13 solar eclipse in your sign, you might opt for a similar shake-up on the looks front. Ditch your tired eye makeup and tried-and-true color patterns. You’re feeling bold and direct, so let your look reflect this.
When it comes to your emotions, you might have a hot second of feeling disoriented, especially around the Scorpio total solar eclipse. You’re wondering, who am I? Wait. Where am I? And no, nobody slipped hallucinogens into your herbal tea. This shifting energy might unsettle you, but it won’t last—and panicking will definitely make it worse. So let the storm pass as you make your breaks (and breakthroughs), finding your way toward reinventing your whole life and leaving the past behind. Instead of saying, “Oh, but I was always the person who did X…” just let X go. No need to rehash old identities. Not only will that bore others, it will bore yourself, ‘cause those days are done. Embrace the new, with open arms.
The November 28 full moon eclipse in Gemini, your eighth house, is a perfect time to rid your psychic and physical closet of toxins. Close out November with a green juice cleanse (or some other detox effort). Ritualize this farewell by feng shui-ing your pad. Light some candles, buy some roses, crank up the emo tunes and purge, purge, purge yourself of any ill energies that remain. If you’re feeling especially motivated, you may want to write a list of everything you’re letting go, and then burn it, with gratitude for all that you’ve learned. As you banish the old baggage, you’re clearing the way for a spiritual epiphany. Now that you’re not hung up on X, Y, or Z, you can get down to brass tacks: why are you here on Planet Earth, anyway? Time to find out, and make something amazing out of your discoveries!