Rest. Go. Rest. Go. That seems to be the pace of your life this month. The Sun is in Scorpio, your 11th house of networking and groups, until the 23rd. Party season starts early for you, and you could have a full social schedule for the first three weeks of the month. An online project or a collaborative effort gets a boost now. However, you’ll definitely need breaks and alone time all month. Throughout November, a bevy of planets visit Sagittarius, your 12th house of rest, healing and closure. A part of you feels a little detached from the crowd, and you could be consumed by some emotional processing. Plan on getting extra sleep, and take care not to burn the candle at both ends.
The brightest spot this month is the second week of November. On the 9th, foggy Neptune ends a four-month retrograde in your money-and-work house. If you’ve been bleeding cash or you’ve had a hard time focusing on your job, matters will improve. The next day, a Taurus full moon shines its high-beams into your passionate fifth house. Love, creativity and some spicy action could be on tap. A pregnancy is also possible. That same day, activator Mars begins an eight-month visit to Virgo, your ninth house of travel, study, publishing and inspiration. Between now and July, you could decide to return to school, see more of the world or answer the call of the blogosphere. A long-distance client or a project related to global issues could also land in your lap.
Got unfinished business? On November 23, communication planet Mercury goes retrograde (backward) in Sagittarius until December 13. Over Thanksgiving, an old wound could reopen, and this time it needs to be properly healed. You may have a pile of work that you have to drag home for the holiday, or a relative could exhaust your resources with neediness. This is a chance to draw the line between being dutiful and a doormat. Being a good person doesn’t mean that you sacrifice beyond your capacity. You need support, too, Capricorn!
On the 25th, a Sagittarius solar eclipse could bring surprising news or a change of plans that demands a challenging adjustment. Just be careful not to listen to rumors, because you could get unnecessarily caught up in the rumor mill. A hidden agenda could come out into the open — perhaps someone you trusted isn’t as worthy of your loyalty as you thought. You may also get a strong intuitive hit that you decide to follow, and you might finally get the guts to walk away from an unhappy situation. Capricorn, if you’ve been dragging something out past its prime, this eclipse will help you create closure for once and for all.
Mercury retrograde is notorious for causing travel and technology issues, so be sure to back up your computer and hit the road early if you’re traveling over the holidays. Remember the crazy airport delays over Christmas 2010? This is a rerun of that same retrograde, so prepare accordingly. Stock your e-reader and have a Plan B. Think spare tires, travel insurance, and a carry-on with your toothbrush and a full outfit in case your luggage arrives later than you do.
LOVE & ROMANCE
When it comes to love, there’s no better day than November 10. The Taurus full moon illuminates your fifth house of romance and passion, shooting off quite a display of fireworks. While tempers can also flare under this dramatic moon, the presence of benevolent Jupiter in Taurus boosts the happy vibes. Jupiter is the planet of luck, optimism and abundance. You’ll be more willing to take a chance and express yourself in matters of the heart. Single Caps, you could be fielding multiple admirers, so enjoy your “land of plenty” and let ’em compete for the prize: you! The fifth house rules fertility, so if you’re trying to get pregnant, you could have extra luck — and with bountiful Jupiter here, you might need a double stroller in nine months. Enjoy this day, and let yourself wear your heart on your sleeve.
Otherwise, your mojo is a little muted this month. There’s a grievance you need to air, a wound to heal, or a torch to snuff. Love planet Venus is in Sagittarius, your 12th house of endings and surrender. Are you trying to control the direction of your love life? Drop the dictator routine, because it’s zapping the joy out of everything. You may be feeling especially nostalgic, perhaps even pining for “the one that got away,” or comparing your current partner to an ex. Some bitterness might even surface if things ended badly (of course, if they weren’t bad, why would you have ended it, right?)
This wool-gathering tendency will get even stronger while Mercury goes retrograde (backward) in Sagittarius from November 23 through December 13. An unexpected reunion with said ex-love could even happen during the holiday weekend. Are there still feelings on both sides? Some of you could actually get a chance for a do-over, and you might even get it right this time.
Over Thanksgiving, the Sagittarius new moon/solar eclipse could bring something hidden out into the open. Eclipses make things very black-and-white, so this one can help you decide by revealing a person’s true colors. You may be a little emotionally disoriented at the eclipse, so don’t make any rash moves while you’re in reactive mode. If you’re still carrying the negative energy of a bygone relationship (or holding a transgression over your current partner’s head), use the eclipse to forgive and release. Yeah, you may have been ripped off, short-sheeted and done wrong. But as the saying goes, resentment is like drinking the poison and hoping the other person dies. Clear the way for a new chapter in your love life now.
If you’ve done your closure work, the Sagittarius eclipse could bring a divinely arranged meeting with a soul mate. A pregnancy or a proposal is also possible, as the 12th house can spin romantic fantasies. Call upon guides, ancestors and guardian angels for help with your wishes, and watch for signs. They’ll come to you loud and clear at the end of November. On the 26th, Venus blessedly moves into Capricorn, helping you feel hopeful and attractive again. Dust yourself off and get back out there.
MONEY & CAREER
You’re normally super-productive on the job, but since June, work has been a little overwhelming for many Caps. Sitting still, concentrating for long stretches, staying focused on your goals — normally a breeze for you, right? Well, thanks to foggy Neptune’s retrograde (backward) spin in Aquarius, your money-and-work house, the last four months have been a bit of a bust for many Capricorns. Everything just seemed harder, whether it was or not. Fortunately, Neptune resumes direct (forward) motion on November 9, helping you snap out of that daytime daze. Then in February, Neptune will leave Aquarius for good, never to return in this lifetime. There’s something to look forward to, eh?
Neptune retrograde may have created a bit of a financial drain, or some unforeseen expenses. You may have funneled your money into paying off old bills, especially medical ones. Or, you just may have felt hopeless about your finances, as Neptune can create a fearful mind-set. When Neptune goes direct, you’ll come up with some creative cash-boosting ideas. If you’re job-hunting, search for companies with a philanthropic element, or even apply to a nonprofit.
Considering a return to school? Thinking of starting a new business? On November 11, a golden eight-month window opens for taking an enterprising risk. Go-getter Mars moves into Virgo, your ninth house of expansion, education and global affairs. What might appeal now: study- or teach-abroad programs, a startup company, or pursuing a college degree. You may begin working virtually, which will give you an exciting dose of freedom (think making money while sitting on the beach). However, the lack of structure can also stress out your habit-loving sign. You like knowing what to expect, and when each day is different, that can bring its own set of challenges. Entrepreneurial Caps might want to rent a desk in a shared office space or find creative ways to build community. The fascinating people you meet will surely keep you inspired, so even if you don’t quit your day job, you’ll definitely want to join a Meetup or an interest-based group to keep new energy coming in.
Had enough of your current situation? The Sagittarius solar eclipse on November 25 could inspire you to make a radical change. One chapter could suddenly close, or someone in your department could leave, which may startle you at first. Or, if you’ve made one too many sacrifices, you may just hit rock bottom. On a positive note, you could receive an intriguing offer or a chance to work on a project with a philanthropic or spiritual twist. The eclipse also urges you to balance your life. Maybe it’s time to start taking those lunchtime yoga breaks already.
HEALTH: MIND, BODY & SOUL
You can’t ignore your emotions for another second, Capricorn. All month, planets visiting Sagittarius bring you dangerously close to burnout, and you need to heed your body’s demands. Sagittarius rules your 12th house of healing and the subconscious. Extra sleep not only staves off an early winter bout with the flu, it also helps your mind process some emotional buildup. Your dreams are especially symbolic now, and you could be working through a year’s worth of baggage in your sleep. Journaling, meditation, yoga and self-help books are also useful now. Start asking for support instead of soldiering forward with a brave face.
Is someone in your circle — even your family — bringing you down? Over Thanksgiving, Mercury retrograde and a solar eclipse fall in your hidden-agendas sector. You may become privy to an unsettling secret, or you might just see someone’s ugly, unsupportive side. A family member could be having a tough time over the holidays, especially if there’s been a recent loss. You’re so often the rock in your clan, but this year someone else needs to pick up the slack. Don’t let a weekend slated for relaxation turn into a draining time playing therapist or carrying other people’s burdens.