Astro Guide

Leo, November 2017

Welcome to Scorpio season, Leo!

by Annabel Gat; illustrated by Nicole Ginelli
Nov 1 2017, 2:00pm

November is off to a busy start. On November 3, Venus and Saturn will connect in the sky, as will the Sun and Neptune. Venus and Saturn's supportive connection will bring a helpful conversation your way—especially concerning a creative project or your love life—and the Sun and Neptune will boost your intuitive abilities.

But do expect some surprises: Venus will oppose wildcard Uranus on November 3 (or 4th if you're on the East Coast), which means that expected changes will occur. A change in thinking or a piece of news that alters how you see things will arrive. Uranus is the planet of freedom and rebellion, so stay flexible.

This will be tougher than it sounds because, to top it all off, there will be a full moon in Taurus on November 3 (or 4th on the East Coast). Full moons are emotional and exhausting, and change is never a fun thing to deal with when you're weepy and tied—but this is a crucial time for letting things go and moving on. Watch out for shifts to take place around your work/life balance, especially relating to your public image versus your need for privacy, as a result of this full moon in Taurus.

Mercury enters fellow Fire sign Sagittarius on November 5, bringing news about celebrations, creative projects, and your love life. Mercury is the planet of the mind, and when it's in philosophical Sagittarius, people are in the mood to talk about life; expect some deep conversations to arrive while Mercury moves through this sign.

Venus enters brooding Water sign Scorpio on November 7, putting you in a sensitive and private mood when it comes to Venusian themes, like love, relating, money, and beauty. Connecting with your past will feel important—don't be surprised if you hook up with an ex.

This is a gentle, supportive time for letting the past go. Maybe delete that ex's number instead of making out down memory lane with them.

But this is also a gentle, supportive time for letting the past go. Maybe delete that ex's number instead of making out down memory lane with them. Also, this is a great time to beautify your home— making your personal space as cozy and cute as possible is a wonderful way to work Venus in Scorpio's energy.

The Sun connects with power planet Pluto on November 9, which will be an especially energizing day for you to get shit done. Help from a powerful person who has access to hidden resources may arrive. Another productive day this month is November 11, when Saturn will a harmonious connection with Uranus.

The new moon in Scorpio arrives on November 18, which is a wonderful occasion for you to energetically cleanse your home, perhaps by burning some sacred plants, or by tossing out junk you no longer need. Reconnecting with family and your sense of home is also a part of what the new moon will represent for you. Emotionally, this is a great time to reflect on your boundaries and your needs around privacy and safety.

The Sun enters Sagittarius on November 21, illuminating the sector of your chart that rules fun, romance, and creative expression. Sagittarius season is all about you having a good time, Leo! Over the last month, during Scorpio season, you were in an emotional, nostalgic mood, spending time and home and with family, but now, a big shift will take place, and you'll find yourself spending more time out, partying and showing off.

Things move rapidly on November 25 when messenger planet Mercury connects with electric Uranus, bringing surprising news and plenty of opportunities for fun, adventure, and flirtation your way. Your mind will feel especially sharp, and this will be an auspicious time for communication. Mercury rules the mind, and Uranus is the planet of genius, so you'll be sure to have some brilliant ideas. The mood will be adventurous, and you'll feel inclined to try something unusual.

The energy gets more grounded when Mercury meets Saturn on Nov 27 (or 28th if you're on the East Coast), putting people in a more serious mood. You're usually up for a good time, Leo, but your not going to be in the right state of mind to party. Now's the time to focus your mind and reflect seriously about things, especially involving your love life and your creative pursuits. Good luck this month, Leo, and see you in December!