Weekly forecasts are published every Thursday by the Georgia Straight Newspaper:https://www.straight.com/life/1330401/your-horoscope-november-28-december-4-2019
November 12: Full Moon in Taurus: 5:34 am (19:52 Taurus)
November 26: New Moon in Sagittarius: 7:06 am (4:03 Sagittarius)
Mercury retrograde in Scorpio continues to November 20
Transit of Mercury: November 11: 7:22am
Daylight Saving Time ends November 3
November 1: Venus enters Sagittarius: 1:25 pm
November 3: Juno enters Libra: 6:28 pm
November 8: Pallas Athene enters Sagittarius: 2:16 am
November 15: Ceres enters Capricorn: 8:33 pm
November 18: Mars enters Scorpio: 11:41pm
November 22: Sun enters Sagittarius: 7:00 am
November 25: Venus enters Capricorn: 4:29 pm
November 27: Neptune ends retrograde: 4:33 am
**Please note all times listed are Pacific time – please check your local time
Dates to watch: November 1 – 5, 8, 9, 11 – 14,18, 20, 24, 28, 29
Mercury retrograde tours Scorpio to November 20. This peel it back transit can be hard hitting if it makes direct contact to your chart. To the plus, it can be useful for getting to the core of what the issue is. Mercury retrograde is always a productive time for reflection and re-examination. Revisit, regroup, reprioritize.
Venus in Sagittarius (November 1 to 25) accompanies the Mercury retrograde introspection. Together they serve to broaden the scope, true your aim, and enrich both the process and the potential.
November 5, Mars in Libra turns a corner with Pluto. This transit can shift the perspective, the evaluation process, or dialogue. From here it’s onto to a next phase or page.
Watch the few days prior to the full moon of November 12 for noticeably shaping, potentially constructive and/or opportune developments.
On November 11, Mercury retrograde meets with the sun. This is the midpoint of the retrograde cycle and the start of a next creative activation and trend-setting phase for all Mercury matters (communication, transportation, trade and commerce, social activity, politics, etc.). It is also a “Mercury transit”. Although Mercury and the sun meet up often, the November 11 transit is special; this kind of alignment will happen only 13 times this century. It will not block out the sun as a solar eclipse would, but this Mercury action holds more than average creative potency. Shooting right into the heart of the matter, the transit can be exposing, revealing or trend setting in some important and tide-turning way. It could produce significant emotional clarity or drop the other shoe moment. The full moon in Taurus on November 12 is in opposition to this Mercury transit. These few days could dial up matters to do with net worth, self worth, survive or thrive – this regarding investments of all kinds, i.e. finances, an intimate relationship, career or other personal matters. Watch for an impactful/meaningful conversation, insight, meeting, negotiation, announcement, news, or event.
Through November 18, Mars in Libra keeps the balancing act of relationship and social action, issues, and politics on the front burner. Awareness is half the battle fought. The other half is to stop skirting around the issues and to make a fuller commitment to standing more fully present for yourself. Look to Mars in Scorpio, starting November 18 and the end of Mercury retrograde in Scorpio to help you better lock onto the target (i.e. identifying what you are and are not willing to put up with, which investments are most worthy, etc.).
The sun’s entrance into Sagittarius on November 22 turns more attention to what’s on the road ahead, this regarding both the short term and long range. The holiday marketing/action is likely to already be well underway. November 24, Venus/Jupiter (conjunction) and Mars/Uranus put more than the usual into play at all levels. It could be a big day regarding shopping and revenues, travel, special events, etc. Venus enters Capricorn on November 25. Neptune ends retrograde on November 26. November 27, Mercury/Neptune (trine) and Venus/Uranus (trine) set a relaxed and social backdrop for the USA Thanksgiving. May peace and harmony prevail!
ARIES March 19/20 – April 19
Feeling it more deeply on the emotional or financial front? Scorpio month takes you there, especially so while Mercury in Scorpio tours retrograde (through November 20). The transit is well put to use for reassessment, soul searching, and for rebuilding inner resolve. Recommit to yourself to empowerment initiatives, to making the turnaround you want and need. One way or another, this month’s stars aim to get you better focused/better targeted.
Starting November 1, Venus in Sagittarius boosts confidence and opportunity. Explore more, put yourself or your offerings out there, starting planning for tomorrow. Your future is knocking on the door. Seeds planted now hold greater than average potency thanks to Jupiter and Ceres in Sagittarius on a new seven-year growth trajectory.
Mars in Libra, continuing through November 18, keeps you working through relationship issues. There may be more than one that needs sorting out (including and primarily, your relationship with yourself). As of November 5, Mars moves onto a productive next phase. Keep an eye on November 11 – 13 for news, a creative spurt, a lucrative opportunity, an intuitive insight or a destiny at play moment. Mercury retrograde aligns with the sun on November 11. It is the midpoint of the retrograde cycle, but more importantly, it is also a “Mercury transit”. (Loosely speaking, it can have an eclipse like affect. In other words what is triggered holds more than average potency). Followed by the full moon in Taurus on November 12, watch for the opportunity to extract something of added value out of your investment of time, money, or heart.
Mars in Scorpio, starting November 18 (to January 3) can make you even more aware of your limits or tolerance levels, your priorities and responsibilities, and your need to get it under better control. Where there is a will, there is a way. Desire and passion are two of your strongest assets. Don’t hesitate to put them into play.
TAURUS April 19 – May 20
Who and what do you trust? How much do you trust yourself? Mercury retrograde in Scorpio can shoot an arrow right into the heart of tough self examination.
In the sign of Scorpio this time around, Mercury retrograde supports re-empowerment initiatives. It does you no good to sweep painful emotions under the carpet. They clamour for attention because they need to be addressed. Look to Venus in Sagittarius, starting November 1, to point you in the direction of truth and opportunity, even if that means hitting a departure track (i.e. you leave, they leave, or it goes) before you hit gain.
Building for a few days pre and post, the midpoint of Mercury retrograde (November 11) and the full moon on November 12 can bring you to an important realization or threshold crossing. It’s a work in progress with several layers to peel back, especially over the month ahead. Mars enters Scorpio on November 18, Mercury retrograde ends on November 20. Both transits serve to get things moving. One way or another, Beyond the unofficial start of the holiday season and/or a good time to travel, watch for November 24 to put you on the move. Mars opposition Uranus in Taurus can be instigating or triggering in some significant way. Venus/Jupiter increase the scope, distance, range, cost, lucrativeness, or the opportunity.
GEMINI May 20 – June 20
Mercury retrograde can put you on a backtrack regarding work, fix-it projects, or health. When something is uncovered, see it as an opportunity to get it handled. It’s better that you don’t let the problem issues drag on. Address what you can. If it is beyond you, rely on time and divine order to do the rest.
Venus, freshly into Sagittarius at month’s start, and aligned with Jupiter in Sagittarius (conjunction) and Uranus (trine) by month’s end suggest you’ll cover a lot of important ground regarding problem solving, relationships, the learning curve, and your own self discovery process.
Mercury ends retrograde on November 20 but continues in Scorpio through December 9. Mars leaves Libra for Scorpio on November 18 and will finish out the year in this sign. To a certain extent you may feel you have no choice but to dig deeper and work harder. One way or another you stand to gain.
CANCER June 20 – July 22
Is it time to renew it? A revisit or another conversation could be productive. If it worked for you previously, it could again. Putting it in reverse or retracing steps can take you someplace worthwhile.
More time out to heal, reprioritize or soul search is also wise. If/when you feel overwhelmed, lost or on a losing streak, try not to get overly obsessed about what comes next or the long range. Stay focused on the moment, on the immediate issue or necessity. For every loss there is a gain. If the void is not immediately replaced, will be in due course.
As Mercury retrograde winds its way through retrograde, you could uncover an opportunity or advantage that was previously hidden from view. November 6 through 15 can set you onto a good creative, romantic, or opportunity flow. November 11/12 can bring news or put you back in touch with someone. November 5, 11, 12 (full moon), and 24 can thrust the action switch in some notable way.
Starting November 18, Mars in Scorpio, an empowerment transit, puts a fresh tiger in your tank. No matter whether fuelled by enthusiasm, passion, or necessity, where there is a will, there is a way.
LEO July 22 – August 22
The month ahead keeps you looking back as well as looking forward. In addition to home, family and renovation projects, Mercury retrograde (continuing to November 20) can dredge up deeply rooted emotions and/or something unfinished from the past. Some of what you uncover can be difficult to face, but the review and reassessment will serve a higher purpose. Each peeled back layer is a resource for soul growth. Trust the process.
At the end of last month, Jupiter/Ceres launched a new seeding/new growth cycle. Venus, freshly into Sagittarius, assists you to see truth, to appreciate the value and quality, to gain higher understanding.
Mercury retrograde reaches its midpoint peak on November 11. This date is also a “Mercury transit”, a rare passage of the planet over the face of the sun. It is not an eclipse, but the transit could hold added impact in terms of a meet up with a key person, event, circumstance or piece of news. Building a few days prior to the Mercury transit and full moon (November 12), watch mid month for an action peak, for something lucrative or fulfilling (even life altering) off the ground.
Mars tours Scorpio November 18 to January 3. Beyond an appropriate transit for a renovation project, it is a transformative influence regarding your family life, personal life, and how you are living with yourself. Priorities and needs are changing. Expect to be consumed by this stage of the deep dive or redesign process through the end of the year. Whether to do with the holidays or something more, November 24 to 26 can set big wheels in motion or trigger more than you anticipate. Go while the getting is good!
VIRGO August 22 – September 22
Mercury retrograde will walk you through an important rethink and review. This peel it back process serves to uncover what is essential for you to know. Eventually it will lead you to that one thing, that missing key that will help you to make sense of it all, that can turn the ignition back on.
A change of heart, mind, or direction is typical of the cycle. No matter how it unfolds, a re-route will lead to benefit. Use the Mercury retrograde cycle to get better on track with study or research. Reprioritize, get yourself better committed to your improvement mandates (health, wealth, and attitude). Seek advice of a specialist or therapist, get a second opinion, revamp your resume, strategy, schedule, or marketing.
Re-meets are also typical of the cycle. Expect to reconnect with someone from your past, perhaps someone of impact. It is an opportunity to refresh, gain a new perspective, or to move the karma forward. Watch November 11, 12 or around these dates for significant news or event, an important conversation or meet up, an insight, revelation or breakthrough, or for something more to be triggered.
Mars enters Scorpio on November 18; Mercury in Scorpio ends retrograde on November 20 and the sun enters Sagittarius on November 22. The following week Venus leaves Sagittarius for Capricorn and Neptune finishes retrograde. One way or another, this cluster of stars will keep you on the forward march. Stay hopeful, stay smart, keep going!
LIBRA September 22 - October 22
While it might take time to figure it out or to build up to, all reclamation, reconstruction, and re-empowerment initiatives are favoured by Mercury retrograde. The hidden wealth behind any loss is what you gain in the process.
Feeling locked into it and can’t see your way out or up? A shift of perception goes along way to finding the right key. Sometimes all it takes is a conversation, some fresh air, an ease up of pressure, or a bit more research. Venus in Sagittarius, starting November 1, can boost your creative process, intuition, hopefulness, and mood. Venus can stimulate more social opportunity or more lucrative financial potential. Mars in Libra continuing to November 18, keeps you in well on the go.
Mercury reaches the midpoint of its retrograde cycle on November 11, the day before a full moon in Taurus. Watch a significant conversation, trend-setting event, piece of news, or lucrative opportunity. November 8 through the following (full moon) week, things can shape up or fall into place surprisingly well.
You can face battle while Mars continues in Libra (through November 18), but fighting on behalf of yourself is a good thing. Mars enters Scorpio on November 18 and Mercury ends retrograde on November 20. Both transits assist you to get better focused and to stay the course. Gain and improvement are on the roster.
SCORPIO October 22 - November 21
Mercury is retrograde in your sign this time around. It is a good transit for a personal regroup. Prioritize self interests and health (physical, emotional). Aim to replenish and refortify your powerbase. Review, revisit, reassess, renegotiate. Renovate a room or something more significant.
While Mars in Libra (to November 18) keeps it on brew but out of full view, Venus in Sagittarius (November 1 to 25) and the last leg of Jupiter in Sagittarius are on a manifesting track. Both enhancing transits give you something more tangible and viable to go on, something more to shoot for.
As of November 5, Mars/Pluto move onto a next page. The Mercury transit on November 11 and full moon on November 12 will provide a fuller view of what you have going for you and what you are working with. Watch for important news, or for someone or something to set wheels in motion.
Mars enters Scorpio on November 18 and continues in your sign through January 3. Mercury retrograde ends retrograde on November 20 but continues in Scorpio through December 9. Both transits give you extra time to get the battery fully recharged and to get yourself better locked onto to the target.
SAGITTARIUS November 21 – December 21
Mercury retrograde can find you internalizing more and craving more time out for yourself. You can get even more caught up in your own thoughts, feelings, and processes. Quality time to think and feel, to heal, soul search, or to create is time well spent. You are likely to notice that you are even more sensitized to energy fields, body language, intuitive signals, and such. On the cautionary note, the transit can find you more susceptible to colds, viruses, etc. Pump up your immune system, back-up your data, and protect your passwords.
The retrograde cycle is an appropriate time to feel your way along, to sort out matters of heart and next steps, to tend to unfinished projects, and to wrap up loose ends (actual, karmic). Despite the Mercury retrograde pull back, don’t expect to be standing still. Watch for Venus in Sagittarius, starting November 1, to launch you onto a next phase or fresh page. November 5 also moves it forward in some threshold crossing way.
Mercury retrograde aligns with the sun on November 11. It marks the midpoint of the retrograde cycle, but more importantly, it is also a Mercury “transit” (from our Earth view, the planet appears as a dot transiting across the sun). A full moon in Taurus follows on November 12. Watch for these dates (prior and post too) for a potent message, meeting, conversation, synchronistic event, impression, or creative infusion.
Jupiter finishes up in Sagittarius through December 2. Take the ball and run with it!
CAPRICORN December 21 - January 20
While you may have been working on it (perhaps struggling through it) for awhile, extra time is needed to get that new adventure off the ground. Taking you on an important rethink regarding a goal, relationship, or lifestyle choice, Mercury retrograde gives you the opportunity to do just that. As is typical of the cycle, expect to reconnect or to bump into folks you know.
Venus tours Sagittarius from November 1 through 25. Jupiter finishes up its one-year tour of Sagittarius on December 2. All three are staging influences. Do your best to work with and work through the transits. They support you to get where you need to and want to be. There’s so much at stake and so much in play, much more than you may fully realize. Aim to get those ducks lined up as best you can and keep on watch for messages from the universe.
Mercury reaches the midpoint of its retrograde cycle on November 11, just one day before a full moon in Taurus. Expect these couple of days to trigger a lucrative opportunity or something important in terms of news, finances, or a relationship. Creative potential is greatly enhanced.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18/19
Digging deeper, uncovering more? Yes, it’s time to take stock, to reprioritize, and work to build it better. Mercury retrograde will keep you focused on the need to get it under better control, personally and/or professionally. What will it take to re-build your career, your material or relationship status, or your reputation? Venus in Sagittarius (November 1 to 25) is helpful to the Mercury retrograde agenda.
Pointing you in the direction that will get you there, Venus can get you up and rolling in some refreshed way. Jupiter is also travelling in Sagittarius. Through December 10, it is on the final leg of its one-year tour through its home sign and on a new seven-year seeding track with Ceres. You might be waiting to launch, but the stars are already a step ahead of you.
A “transit” of Mercury (across the face of the sun, not an eclipse but of heightened significance), and the midpoint of the retrograde cycle happens on November 11, one day before the full moon in Taurus. Watch for things to shape up between November 8 to 14 in some advantaged way. The Mercury transit could bring news or set wheels in motion in a lucrative or constructive way.
Mars enters Scorpio on November 18 and will continue in this sign through January 3. Mercury ends retrograde in Scorpio on November 20, moving onto Sagittarius on December 9. Both transits assist your ability to move forward and to set something more tangible, concrete or substantial into play.
PISCES February 18/19 to March 19/20
Looking back and looking forward, Mercury retrograde takes you through a major rethink. Have you made the right choices? The cycle can prompt an intensification of questioning regarding your beliefs, choices, intuition, or reasoning. No matter what instigates it, another check-in with yourself is always wise. It is an appropriate transit for more research and study. Time out for spiritual replenishment can do you plenty good.
To the plus, Mercury retrograde can help you to recoup, reclaim, or rebuild. As is typical of the cycle, you can hear from folks you haven’t seen for awhile or who live a distance away.
Have you felt jammed up or have you been toughing it out? As of November 5, you can see more progress or ease. Mars/Pluto assists you to a corner. November 8 to 15, the stars move onto a constructive development track. It can be a time of letting go and opening up, of releasing or relinquishing, of turning a significant corner with someone or something. Watch November 11, 12 for an important conversation, meeting, announcement, news, etc. The Mercury transit and full moon in Taurus can be clarifying or spark something of significant value. To the plus, these dates can mark a peak of creativity and inspiration. Or, they can be a time to le go and let God carry you for awhile.
Mars tours Scorpio November 18 through January 3. Mercury ends retrograde on November 20 but continues in Scorpio to December 9. Neptune your ruler, ends retrograde on November 27. Refortifying, strengthening, and empowering, these transits offer you a positive refuel and set up a good finish to the month.