You have been giving most of your energy to work as well as to one, possibly troublesome relationship, so it’s time to withdraw from the world a little and enjoy peace and rest. The full moon on November 4 will be in Taurus, 12 degrees, lighting your twelfth house of privacy. You need a weekend to catch your breath, away from the maddening crowd, so don’t even think about feeling guilty about putting the Do Not Disturb sign on your door. I would not call this phase slacking off – you need time to think, for if you keep going like tumbleweed in the wind, you’ll never be able to direct your energies toward maximum success. If you can’t scoot away for a weekend in fresh air and sunshine, then treat yourself to a massage in a spa.
I like this new moon for you, for it will receive a golden beam from Pluto from your eighth house of regeneration. Pluto is also a financial planet and is IN your eighth house of other people’s money. It’s possible that you will receive a check for money you earned or will be given as commission, cash advance, prize, an inheritance, valuable gift, or for other reasons.
Neptune will also be perfectly positioned to help you daydream productively about what you see for you in the future. Neptune will inspire you to create big dreams.
A study came out recently that reported people who daydream regularly have more efficient brains, zoning out when they are bored or distracted, for those people grasp concepts and complete straightforward tasks more quickly than others. The study said these people use less of their brainpower than others – the reason their minds wander. This sounds like you, Gemini, for it is said that you process information differently, always keeping both hemispheres of your brain active, a unique talent of Gemini. The ancients wrote that you process incoming information from both the right (intellectual) and left (creative) sides of your brain. This is why I want to urge you to daydream more, but particularly in early November. (See Forbes.com “Daydreaming Might Be a Sign of Higher Intelligence.”)
I had read elsewhere that the brain processes a daydream like a memory and so the brain does not know the difference between real and imagined life. Said another way, the brain can’t tell the difference between the future and the past, so once you convince your brain that you CAN achieve something, and further, that you have ALREADY achieved it by daydreaming the accomplishment, the brain will follow suit and believe the dream is real. Your entire mind, body, and spirit will be aligned in sync, you won’t have that inner critic doubting you, so are more likely to achieve your goal. During the first week of November, indulge in a daydream, dear Gemini.
The start of November has many sweet aspects. Take note of November 9, when Pluto and the Sun will be in sync, making it a perfect day for making a client presentation, applying for venture capital or line of credit at the bank, applying for student financial aid, negotiating benefits with your new employer for a new position you are taking, or for doing anything else that is financially oriented.
Once you get to November 18, the new moon in Scorpio 26 degrees will arrive, and this will be an outstanding new moon. It will light your sixth house of workaday projects, and help you think about how you can streamline your daily routine so that you have less wasted time, more productivity, and more time to yourself at the end of the day. This new moon will not only help you examine your approach and methodology of your tasks, but it will also give you a superb opportunity to hire new staffers who will support your efforts. (It is a good time to hire help at home too, whether a babysitter, gardener, or contractor.) You might now buy new computers, software, and various gadgets to make your subordinates – and you – do your work more easily and cheerfully.
I had a Gemini friend who always changed jobs with a new moon in her sixth house and she wondered why she was always disappointed she took the job, doing essentially the same job when she arrived at the new company. I explained to her that if she wanted to get a new position that offered greater responsibility, influence, and money, then she would have to wait for the new moon in her tenth house of fame and honors, which for you, dear Gemini will happen March 17, 2018.
If she wanted a new job doing similar work in a lateral move, then the new moon in the sixth house would be the time to try for that kind of job (that is this month, after November 19). If you are interested in freelance work, that too is indicated this month just after the new moon appears. If you have your own business, you can generate more business, however, at this time, November 19 and the days that follow.
A new moon in your sixth house can ready you for a top new position. You are now in the process of accumulating evidence that you are right for that better title. Think about how you manage your work, and see if you can find a way to handle the flow in a different, and possibly better way.
Daydreaming has value. The brain does not easily process the difference between real and imagined life, nor can it easily discern the difference between the future and the past. Once you convince your brain that you CAN achieve something, and further, that you have ALREADY achieved it by daydreaming the accomplishment, the brain will follow suit, and believe the dream is real, and help you gain your goal.
The sixth house also rules other parts of life, namely, your health. If you feel you are not as fit as you were some time ago, it’s time to hit the gym again. Don’t be like other people who wait until January 1 to put their fitness goals in action. If you start at the new moon November 18, you will be ahead of the game. It matters when you begin an effort, and in astrology a friendly new moon is your best time to start any big initiation. (This new moon is ideal for furthering health and fitness.) Besides, you have Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, in your sixth house now too, giving you that special edge to improve your health and fitness in an impressive way. You can lose that last ten pounds now in a fairly gentle, easy way – without starving yourself You will have the Sun, new moon November 19, Venus, and Jupiter all in your sixth house, all sweet luminaries. Rarely have you ever had help like this.
You have one more potential bonus from hosting the new moon and Sun in your sixth house, an area of your chart that rules small domestic animals. This would be the perfect time to go to the animal shelter to acquire a little pet. If you already have a little dog or cat, give him more attention. Buy some new toys, take him to the vet or groomer, or try giving new foods to your little furry creature. Scientists tell us people with pets who are happy stay healthier, so go ahead, give your little furry friend more of your time, AFTER the new moon, November 19.
I have been talking lots about your sixth house, because it is so lit up for you this month. In regard to those matters, you will have one day, November 13, when Venus and Jupiter will align perfectly. This is in an annual event, so it rates five stars. How can you use it?
On November 13, pitch a new client or sign up for a membership in an attractive gym. Or, try a new fitness class or take lessons to improve your performance in a sport you love. Or, buy a new fitness outfit and sneakers to make you enthusiastic about working out. This day brings work-related benefits, so if you are self-employed, buy a new computer or smart phone, or hire an assistant at the office, or a new nanny at home, for people you hire are likely to work out well. If have a pet you love, get some new toys for him to play with.
This same day, November 13, will be ideal for having a fun time with children. If you want a child and have had difficulty with conception or pregnancy, use this day to consult with a fertility doctor. Of course, with Venus and Jupiter together, you could also choose to treat yourself to a luxurious, healing spa treatment. As you see, there are many choices.
Here is an important date to note: November 22. On this day, Neptune will go from retrograde to direct. Neptune is the natural ruler of your prestigious tenth house of fame and honors, so this means that career progress will start to become very evident from now on. Neptune first went retrograde on June 16, 2017. It is common for big outer planets to retrograde for months, in this case, five months. If you feel your career was stuck, you may not have been imaging that to be true. It was in limbo, but no longer! Watch the days surrounding November 22 for a clue for the direction your career may take next, for these big planets always leave breadcrumbs to the path you will be offered next. If you are very careful and observe closely in the days surrounding that date, you will see that clue.
Just in case you were wondering if this month was all work and no play, that won’t be the case. Mars will be in Libra until December 9, and this is good news, for Mars in Libra will bring spice to your social life, just in time to enjoy the year-end holidays.
One day that is NOT likely to have good results for you in matters related to love, children, or fun would be November 29, November 30, and December 1. Active Mars will be moving toward a direct opposition to Uranus, the planet of all things unexpected, chaotic, volcanic and volatile. These two planets will reach exact opposition on December 1, but this configuration can be felt before and after they meet. This is a hot aspect, so tread carefully. You might want to lay low, stay home, and prepare for the coming weekend, December 2-3. That December weekend will bring the only full moon of the year in Gemini, on December 3, an important time for you.
Turning your attention back to November, if you are attached, whether in marriage or an established relationship, or working in a one-to-one collaborative relationship in business, Venus’ move into Sagittarius on November 21 (to stay until December 25) and from then on will mark the beginning of a smoother, happier phase. If you have had a touchy topic you were hesitant to bring up, you can do so after November 21, confident the other party will be willing to listen to what you have to say. When Venus spreads her soothing balm, love and friendship grows. (Remember, however, as said, avoid November 29-30, and December 1.)
Financially, you should be fairly stable this month, because whether you work for others, or have your own business, orders will be coming in at a brisk rate. It will seem that everyone will be clamoring for your goods or services. Your creativity should be unusually high too this month, bringing you applause for original ideas – be sure to set aside time to think up new ones.
This month there will be one day, November 19, when Mars and Pluto will be at odds, not a good time to discuss or agree to any financial plan. Give this date a plus or minus three days. Don’t sign a contract on these dates.
On November 27, Mercury and Saturn will be conjoined, which could be good for signing papers because the contract would be in place a very long time – possibly forever. Be sure you like the deal, however – you won’t be able to easily exit from it. If you need an exit clause, then write one in to give yourself flexibility, but not all contracts can contain one!
Uranus will be busy this month, and unlike last month when he was the bad boy of the zodiac – making everyone feel tense – this month Uranus will be sweet as sugar, bringing all kinds of happy surprises. What a change from October’s new moon October 19, which brought on a torrent of difficult news that you may still be addressing this month. In November, surprises are likely to be happy ones. Let’s look closer at the special aspects of Uranus due in November.
The first date to circle on your calendar will be November 11, when Uranus and Saturn will combine energies to create a rare consolidation of innovation and stability. This is a rare aspect, and because both planets move so slowly they inch across the sky in tiny increments, this has been going on all year, and will next year too.
On November 11, Saturn and Uranus will reach mathematical perfection, which is exciting, for you will be encouraged to innovate and doing so will lead to a greater sense of security. In other words, it is actually better to experiment and to think out of the box than it would be to stick to same old tried and true formulas. Don’t get overly stuck on this date, however, because Saturn and Uranus don’t have to be at mathematical perfection to feel the glow – you have felt it throughout 2017 and will again in most of 2018.
Saturn is still in your partnership sector and rules one of your financial sectors (eighth house) while Uranus is in your friendship sector, but rules your international travel sector. Both planets are near the end of their tours in Sagittarius and Aries, and Saturn in Sagittarius has been very hard on Gemini – life lessons learned were in relation to a partner you were tied to in love or business. Saturn has been in Sagittarius for three years, and during part of that time, you had one difficult lesson coming. Or, it may have been that you had to help a partner who had hit a rough patch.
After next month, life will become easier and brighter for you, starting December 19 when Saturn moves to Capricorn. In May 2018, Uranus will move to Taurus for the first time in your life (Uranus takes 84 years to revolve around the Sun, so you’ve not felt this influence in your lifetime. This month you will see that all the hard work you have put in to your career will start to pay off.
Another day I would like you to circle on your calendar is November 25, when you might take a trip, thanks to Mercury in ideal angle to Uranus. You may go to see a friend, or you might find a bargain for a beautiful holiday gift. You might be asked to give a speech or hand in a report or manuscript. All these activities will bring joy – Mercury is your ruler, and when Mercury is happy, you are too.
I suppose I should drop the other shoe and mention that December will not be the month to shop for holiday gifts. Mercury will be retrograde from December 3 to 22, washing out the holiday shopping season. Shop now! As I wrote last month, start by buying toys for the little children in your life, and then move on to any electronics you plan to give others. You must never buy an electronic item while Mercury is retrograde. Also, don’t sign a contract next month either. You have a glorious month in November, so get started now!
Your mind will be squarely on work you need to do, and rightly so – the assignments you are being given are capturing your imagination and if you do a good job on them, you will earn not only more money, possibly by January, but greater status too. Jupiter has just moved into your workaday sector, making your work environment cheerful, and possibly more luxurious. In early November, good fortune Jupiter will still be aligned with the Sun (a holdover from late last month), so jobs should pay well, and they seem to revolve around writing or the other communication arts, areas you excel in as a Gemini. As part of your assignment, you may be asked to do detective work, to dig deeply to unearth truth, and of course, as a Gemini, this type of assignment is right up your ally.
Your health will also be the subject of discussion, and with healer-Jupiter present, you would be wise to have consultations or checkups with your doctor to be sure you stay in tiptop health. If you need a procedure, and you have faith in your doctor – and perhaps have had a second opinion – this would be a better month to get health decided upon and settled than December would be when Mercury will be retrograde from December 3 to 22. The full moon seems to bring a health matter to culmination on or within days of November 4.
On November 16, when Venus and the planet ruling the silver image, Neptune, align, you may be asked to be on TV as a guest or host. (You will feel this energy the day before, too, on November 15.) It’s also a perfect time to have your passport picture taken, or to schedule a formal photograph to give your sweetheart or family as a holiday gift.
The new moon November 18 is also makes health, fitness, and work matters shine brightly. New moons will open doors, so you may want to start a new physical workout program with a trainer or set up a nutritional routine to follow, for this new moon will be one of the best moments of 2017 to do so.
Work projects will flow in to refresh your agenda after this new moon arrives November 18, and you will have time to do it because you will be finishing up a major project during November’s first week. You’ve proven your skills, and now you will receive more interesting, complex and well-paying assignments. You’ve earned a place at the table – enjoy your evolving, ever expanding influence in your chosen field.
Affectionate, warm romance will bring lovely balance to the strong daily concentration you will be giving your work. Friends will want to see you over the weekend starting Friday, November 24, to Sunday, November 26. Be spontaneous – you’ve been living a very structured life with little time to yourself, but that is changing, dear Gemini.
Your best day to fall in love or to enjoy romance with the person who is in your life now will be November 13, when love planet Venus will align perfectly with good fortune Jupiter. If single, you may meet someone interesting at work (you will be there quite a bit, so this is logical), or you may find love from a blind date that a friend arranges for you. Or, it may be that you find you have feelings for someone you are working with closely on a big project.
If you are attached, the weekend of November 11-12 will be ideal for making a promise that will stand the test of time. You have brilliant Mars lighting your love sector all month, so take special care with your appearance, for at any moment Cupid will deploy his little fleet of angels to sprinkle you with pixie dust.