A Note from Susan Miller
November is a very big month, and I wanted you to have all the information you need to take full advantage of the changing aspects. I went back to October to put your life in context and to show you specifically how different—and better—November would be for you.
November starts off tense (depending on your sign and exact birthday), but it gets special by the gorgeous new moon of November 14. Also, Mercury and his big brother Mars will both go direct after endless weeks of being in retrograde, so you will see the pace of life pick up in a way that you will find gratifying. There will be opportunities to take advantage of at long last, and you will have two weeks to get ready. On top of all of this, the eclipses are back—these are gentle and sweet and will push you forward into a new realm. The first one is due November 30 in Gemini, and the second one, a dazzler, is due next month, December 14, in Sagittarius as a new moon solar eclipse.
Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
November brings a bushel of unexpected events. Uranus will be unusually active, but you may be fine with that. You tend to need a lot of stimulation, and November will give you that for sure. There is plenty going on, lots of it positive, and you may even be surprised by Cupid at month’s end. Keep smiling even when the start of the month may seem tense. Let’s look closer.
The month opens on a rocky note due to the volatile full moon October 31, and it was strong enough to deliver its jarring message at some point between November 1 and November 4. That full moon will shine in Taurus, 9 degrees, and bring a home or family-related matter to a climax. You may move house, see your painters finish up and leave, or be glad the contractors conclude a major renovation. Furniture you ordered some time ago might be delivered, or your roommate may announce she’s leaving to live in her own apartment. Your landlord may say she sold the building you are in, and you have three months to vacate your apartment. This full moon is likely to bring sudden, even chaotic news.
With your ruler Uranus conjunct the moon, your company may require you to relocate. Indeed, there appears to be a link between what is going on at work and where you live. Or this full moon period may not be about your physical home or other property you own or rent. You may be concerned about the welfare of a family member, such as your mother or mother-in-law. You might want to temporarily move to live at her house or, the other way around, have your mother or other female relative live with you. (I say female because the moon will be so prominent, and the moon is always read as feminine.)
The Sun in opposition to Uranus suggests a possible difficulty with your steady, established partner in a love relationship, your spouse, or a business partner. This is a separating aspect that usually triggers sudden, upsetting news about the actions of your partner that you’ve been unaware was going on. Nothing is predestined—if this person is important to you, you may decide you want to talk things out, perhaps with the help of a couples therapist.
Early November will be no time to bring up controversial topics, like politics, with your relatives. This full moon will be erratic and will trigger emotional outbursts from those around you. For some, the full moon won’t be about family but another interesting concept. The ancients wrote that the fourth house—found at the bottom of the chart where the number six would be found on the face of a clock—is the house of “the end of all matters.” One way or another, something in your life will end, and quite suddenly. Sometimes that brings relief.
This is not an easy full moon at the very start of November, for it will be square your Sun, indicating you will encounter obstacles or blocks. You will especially feel the full moon’s pressures if your birthday falls on January 28, plus or minus five days. You may even feel temporarily like you’ve put your fingers in an electrical socket. Uranus, after all, rules electrical current.
Now let’s move on to November 3, when Mercury will go direct and stop retrograding, a position little Mercury had started last month on October 13. You began to feel the slowdown two weeks earlier, at the start of October. Come November 3, the pace of life will pick up noticeably, to your relief.
The new moon on November 14 in Scorpio, 23 degrees, will be the best new moon of the year to help you get a promotion or a responsible, top position in a new firm. This new moon will appear at the pinnacle point of your chart—all your hard work will now amount to something big.
Don’t jump too quickly sign to an important deal or contract, though. Don’t give a verbal agreement yet either, for in astrology, we consider a verbal announcement to be the same as putting your signature on a contract. Refrain from too quickly buying that electronic item that you’ve had your eye on, too. Mercury is known to be a little trickster, and you may be surprised to hear that he is at his wildest behavior at the start and end dates of his retrograde. It is imperative that you leave a space of days from November 3—I prefer that you wait until November 13—before you make any large, important purchases or sign any contracts.
Mercury’s big brother Mars has been retrograde too, which put another burden on you and everyone you know. Fortunately for you, action planet Mars is in Aries, a sign that blends nicely with your air-sign element of Aquarius. Mars is comfortable and strong in Aries, so when it wakes up on November 13, you will feel the difference.
Mars first moved into your third house of communication on June 27, and in July and August, you were able to make sales and negotiate win-win deals. Life looked relatively positive, even though you were operating within the time of a deadly pandemic. Then suddenly, things began to slow down as you got closer to September 9, the date Mars went retrograde. Mars has been retrograde for weeks.
Mars, the action planet, will go direct this month on November 13. From then on, things will pick up, and if you encountered indecisive clients and VIPs in your company, you will be able to get straight answers at long last. You will love the change. If you have a new product launch or want to develop new clients, you’ll have Mars behind you in the second half of November. The heavy cloud cover you were operating under is lifting. Glory be, it couldn’t happen fast enough.
If you have serious, legally binding agreements to make, I would like you wait until after both little Mercury and big brother Mars are moving ahead. Mars gives you energy, courage, and drive, and without Mars’ powerful push, you will find any new enterprise to be heavy and arduous. Mars only retrogrades once every two years for about nine weeks, so you probably have become so used to having Mars’ support behind you that you may have taken it for granted. If you felt like you were working twice as hard with half the results for your effort, you now know how valuable a positive, supportive Mars can be.
More good news! The new moon on November 14 in Scorpio, 23 degrees, will be the best new moon of the year to help you get a promotion or a responsible, top position in a new firm. This new moon will appear at the pinnacle point of your chart—all your hard work will now amount to something big.
Helping you, you have three powerhouse planets tucked away in your twelfth house (ruling key people behind the scenes) directly radiating lovely beams up to that new moon and Sun in your tenth house. This is evidence that you have support from influential people who are rooting for you to succeed. Their support is somewhat hidden from you, but you can trust it’s there—you may be completely unaware how impressed powerful people are about your performance. You should have no problem getting the attention of the decision-maker you need to see in your quest for a promotion or new position (even if it is over Zoom). Moreover, your stars are twinkling so brightly that you will have an easy time making a great impression. When you’re hot, you’re hot, and in November, you certainly are a hot commodity when it comes to getting a top new job. With a new moon in your tenth house, if you did interview and win a new position, it would absolutely be a step up.
Wait! There is more good news. Neptune, based in your second house of earned income, will be sending glittering rays to that new moon of November 14, telling me that any job you take will pay you generously. The way you will clinch the deal is through showing your original ideas—imagination wins the day with Neptune generating wind to your sails.
Finally, this new moon in Scorpio puts Pluto in the lead, so we have to see how Pluto is communicating with the new moon of November 14. Wow! Pluto will be orbiting next to Jupiter, planet of good fortune, so the help you get from behind the scenes will come from respected, high-level people who have watched your progress and want you to do well.
In a year that we have had precious few lovely new moons, this one is a standout, and you should absolutely use it if you want to switch jobs or if you have been out of work due to the pandemic. Stretch to reach for that golden plum on the tree—it was put there by a loving universe.
Take action on the days that follow November 14—even baby steps will do. You have to show the universe your intent, but once you do, this gracious new moon, dressed in her white gown, will move into action to help you. You have the best career aspects of any of the signs. Use them or lose them, dear Aquarius. You will have many weeks ahead to capture the job, but the energy will the strongest now, so it’s imperative that you get started.
The Sun rules close collaborators and is featured at this new moon, so you may need a job broker or headhunter to help you, if possible. If that’s not possible, think of the most influential person you know, and gather up the courage to ask that person for assistance.
On November 17, Mercury will receive a harsh opposition to unpredictable Uranus, your ruler. As I had said, Uranus will have his fingerprints all over the place this month. Now with Uranus, things could go very well or be a train wreck. Mercury is in your professional sector, and Uranus is based in your home and family sector. Because Uranus can bring a level of instability and unanticipated events, this is no day for an interview. I also think that things going on at home could require your full attention suddenly and pierce your concentration on career matters. Mercury controls your money sector (eighth house) and your love life or children (fifth house), so there are just too many things rolling around like marbles on a table about to go over the edge. Lie low on this day.
I had mentioned that your ruler will be active. You saw at the beginning of the month Uranus will oppose the Sun and orbit with the moon, producing a possible jarring event. Then, on November 17, Uranus will pick on Mercury. Now, on November 27, Uranus will go after Venus in your career sector, so again, something going on at home, with your physical home or with a family member, is stealing your attention away from your job. Nobody said life was easy, but this month is ridiculous. Thank goodness for the sweet spots that I see.
I have one note of warning. I am expecting a ferocious uptick to the coronavirus all month due to the meeting of Jupiter and Pluto November 12. These are slow moving planets, so you began to see the cases rise in October, but I feel it will get much worse in November. Will you get sick? No, not likely if you follow the suggestions of authorities—wear your mask, wash your hands, and maintain social distancing. Consider a small Thanksgiving and Christmas celebration.
I have two daughters but Diana, based in Los Angeles, is not coming home for either holiday. Authorities are telling New Yorkers not to travel, even to Connecticut or New Jersey, and both are adjoining states. We could infect our neighbors, or we could bring the virus back into New York when we return. I will have a tiny Thanksgiving dinner with my other daughter, Chrissie, her husband, Leo, and their adorable little four-year-old son, Otis. You can set up new traditions this year—by next year things should be safer.
I feel we will turn a corner with the virus by the end of December, or more likely when Jupiter and Pluto will separate more than 10 degrees. They will be 8 degrees apart by Christmas, but more than 10 degrees apart by January 12, so my money is on the later date when I feel we will hear good news about a vaccine. Most of us won’t get access to the vaccine until the second or third quarter, but at least we will be heartened by seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Doctors say that although the vaccine may only be 50% effective, your mask will be far more effective in protecting you, so don’t stop wearing yours. Jupiter and Pluto have been together all year, but will start to go their separate ways, not to join again until February 2033.
In a month that has just about everything, guess what? We have a full moon lunar eclipse on November 30 in Gemini. This is the second of a new family of eclipses, the Gemini-Sagittarius family, the first of which arrived June 5 this year. You will see three more in this series in 2021. The closest eclipse that was similar to this one happened November 28, 2012, eight years ago. If you can recall anything that happened back then, you might get a tiny clue of a theme of could might come up now.
Eclipses are three times as strong as a normal full (or new) moon, and they usually bring up a big life event. This one is falling in your true love sector, so if you have been dating someone seriously, you may now get engaged at month’s end, or plan to get engaged for Hanukkah, Christmas, or New Year’s. That would be lovely—and if so, you would accept at eclipse time and tell family on the holiday.
If you are not dating but hope to meet someone special, this eclipse could bring a fateful meeting in the course of your work (and yes, people do meet on Zoom according to my reader mail). Or your chart suggests that a friend may arrange an introduction that clicks superbly well for you this month.
Another way this could work out is that you’ll discover you or your partner is pregnant at this eclipse November 30 and that you will welcome a baby in 2021. If that news does not excite you, be extra careful. If you already have children, one will make you proud and happy, and you will want to do something special as a surprise for that child.
I am so glad to see that Mercury will be beautifully aspected to the trio of planets in Capricorn (Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto), all of them still undercover in your twelfth house. Mercury is taking a prominent role here at the November 30 eclipse, and its friendliness to those other powerful planets will make all the difference in how things play out. A well-placed Mercury is critical for things to work out well for you in the end. I am so happy to report this will be one of the best romantic aspects I’ve seen for you over the past several years.
Your artistic expression also comes under this fifth house, and because this is an eclipse, if you work in a creative field, you would be finishing a highly important project, one you would be excited to show to the world. Critics will be favorable, so all in all, the month might enter like a roaring lion but it ends like a sweet little lamb. Next month will also be exiting—even more so!
What a month! You have so much going for you. I would love to hear what happens, so when November is over, in early December, post a note telling me what important events happened to you on my Twitter or Instagram accounts @astrologyzone (both platforms are the same), and on Facebook, my name is Susan Miller’s Astrology Zone. I want to hear your story!
This year has brought so many twists and turns, you must be wondering what’s next. Certainly, you can say there’s never a dull moment for you. October was not easy, and the full moon on October 31, still strong in the first four days of November, will test your ability to solve unexpected developments, just like most of 2020 has done.
The October 31 full moon in Taurus will be influential during the first four days of November. What makes this full moon different than most, and almost certainly a bearer of unexpected news that makes you jittery, is this full moon will be conjunct your ruling planet Uranus, and it will bring a note of volatility to your physical residence, other property you might own or rent, or you may be thinking about your parent (or an elderly relative) who may need your immediate attention and assistance. Friends, and even business colleagues, will be helpful and may give you valuable ideas and advice. If you are attached, your spouse won’t be nearly as helpful, however, for he or she is likely to question your judgement and disagree with your plans. Think through details thoroughly before you share them with your partner, and try to anticipate your partner’s objections. If you have good answers ready, you will have a better chance of winning your partner’s support.
Early November brings a tense moment, but you have faced difficult ones in the past. You will be aided by the turn of Mercury going direct on November 3, which should allow you to more easily clarify your goals and improve your communication. Also, Mercury retrograde has focused you on past mistakes and decisions, but after November, you will turn toward the Sun and move forward.
You will settle the home or family-related dilemma that came up in the first week and be able to turn your attention to your career.
You will get an enormous professional boost by the time you reach the new moon November 14 and in the ten days that follow. It will be the most important moment of 2020 for you to find a new position, and it matters not if you are currently out of work and looking for a new job or already have a good job but are ready to take on more responsibility. This new moon will be a gift to you, and it will set up a trend of six months, with the very strongest energy there for you to use in the days that follow that new moon. Great jobs take time to fill, but that’s okay—the universe is behind you.
This new moon will be in Scorpio, so Pluto’s conversations will count heavily toward how this new moon plays out. Happily, Pluto will be conjunct good-fortune Jupiter in your house of confidential talks. If you are serious about getting a new responsible job, it will be important to start to interview quickly after the new moon arrives. For now, be discrete, as you must not tell others about your job search. You don’t need prying eyes or gossip girls and guys near you to spread the word. You have a dazzling chart, so you can win the dream job you want. If you don’t know where to start, decide on which few companies you’d love to join, read up on them, and make inquiries. Keep putting one foot in front of the other toward your goal, no matter how long it takes—this job has your name on it.
Also assisting you will be action-oriented Mars, Scorpio’s other ruler, and that is significant because the new moon is in Scorpio. Mars has been retrograde since September 9, causing you to encounter obstacles in your effort to find the right professional opportunity or to make deals and progress in sales. Mars will go direct on November 13, the day prior to the new moon. (The fact that the new moon is in Scorpio, which is ruled by both Mars and Pluto is so fortunate.) Both Mars and Pluto will be in strong, direct orbit, which bodes well for the new moon to provide the right career environment for you to grow. If you are serious about getting ahead, you must do your part to look behind every tree and under every bush to locate the opportunity that the universe has prepared for you. It’s there—find it, nail it, and it will be yours.
Your love life will become active at month’s end, and you could make a decision at the full moon lunar eclipse in Gemini on November 30. If you have been dating casually, it’s time to show your willingness to proceed to a closer, more serious commitment, or if not, to leave. Eclipses do not leave any room for grey areas. It will be a black or white decision—it is an on or off, stop or go choice that you won’t be able to delay. In either instance—whether you are happy and want to grow closer with the goal of getting engaged, or whether you are not happy and need to leave—this eclipse will clarify the situation and provide a reason to decide now so you can live a more productive, happier life. If you are not dating but wish you were, this eclipse will have the power to bring the right person to you.
In a different manifestation of the November 30 eclipse, if you have been thinking of having a baby, this eclipse may make you serious about moving forward on that choice. If you already have a child, you may now make special plans for that child.
Be optimistic about your prospects at this full moon eclipse. Mercury will take the lead here, and in its encouraging relationship with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto will bring a solution that will benefit you.
As an aside, artistic or literary projects that you finish now will likely bring you applause and special attention.
You have lots of good things happening in November, and it will be a much better month than October was. Wait until you see December! It’s going to be great—you’ll see!