Aries, November 2017

It's a complicated month, but you're going to take an exciting risk.

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

Welcome to Scorpio season, Aries! Scorpio is a complicated sign, and November is off to a complicated start. On November 3, Venus makes a harmonious connection with Saturn and the Sun meets Neptune. Plus, Venus will be opposing Uranus, and there will be a full moon in Taurus on November 3 (or 4th if you're on the East Coast).

I know this is a lot of information to retain, especially given your short attention span, Aries, but stick with me! We'll break it down together. Venus is currently in Libra, bringing blessings to your relationships; when it meets with Saturn, conversations about commitment will be in the air. A gentle, creative vibe will flow thanks to the Sun and Neptune, but don't expect things to run totally smoothly.

Venus will also oppose the planet of surprise, Uranus, which means some unexpected shifts will take place. Focus on facilitating greater freedom for all parties involved instead of doubling down on selfish desires. This won't be easy because the full moon in Taurus is emotional, a touch greedy, and certainly indulgent. It's a complicated start to the month, but you are a warrior, Aries, so be brave in the face of all of these emotions and changes.

To sum it up: Get clear on what you want to commit to, tap into your intuition, be open to doing things in an unusual or unexpected way, and use the full moon in Taurus's energy to let go of the material attachments that are weighing you down.

Mercury enters fellow Fire sign Sagittarius on November 5, putting you in a very philosophical and adventurous mood. This is a great time to sign up for a class or take a trip. Mercury is the planet of communication and Sagittarius is known to have a big mouth, so expect exciting news to come your way over the coming weeks.

It's a complicated start to the month, but you are a warrior, Aries, so be brave in the face of all of these emotions and changes.

Venus enters Scorpio on November 7, bringing blessings to the intimacy sector of your chart and making this an auspicious time to connect deeply with your partners. This is going to be fantastic for your sex life, and it also bodes well to your wallet: Others will be eager to invest in you. Venus meets Jupiter on November 13, which will be an especially lucky day around sex and intimacy, and even around complicated money issues like debts, taxes, and inheritances.

A new moon in Scorpio arrives on November 18, marking a fresh start around sensitive, emotional issues from which you need to move on. Scorpio is the sign of death and rebirth—an important emotional transition will take place. This is a fantastic time to work any sex magic and for psychic development in general. There is nothing shallow about mysterious water sign Scorpio; this new moon will push you to look beneath the surface of your relationships for the sake of greater intimacy and understanding. If you don't like what you find, this new moon is a perfect time to move on.

Saturn makes a harmonious connection with Uranus on November 11. This is a wonderfully supportive time for you to take some risks. Saturn, the planet of stability, will have your back while you go on any Uranian adventures. Saturn is also the planet of responsibility, maturity, and tradition. Uranus is the wildcard—erratic, unpredictable, but also ingeniously innovative.

With these two planets working effectively together, brilliant changes can be made. Watch out for news from faraway places or news concerning school or work that you've been planning to publish or put out into the world.

Mercury connects with Mars on November 17, making this a great day to strategize with a partner about any of your common goals. However, your ruling planet, Mars, squares off with Pluto on November 19, which is a more difficult day for connecting with others. People are going to be in a very aggressive mood and struggling for power. Everyone wants to be number one, but you'll remind them, Aries, you're the first sign of the zodiac, which means you always find a way to come out on top! Just try not to pick a fight with any of your bosses or authority figures today. Arguments you get into could become public—keep that in mind if you shoot off any nasty texts.

The Sun enters Sagittarius on November 21, illuminating the sector of your chart that rules travel and exploration as well as higher learning, philosophy, and publishing. Basically, Sagittarius season is your time to explore the world and expand your mind. News from faraway places may arrive.

Mercury connects with Uranus on November 25, so expect a breakthrough, but be sure to do your best to think before you speak! When chatty Mercury and erratic Uranus connect, it's hard not to say whatever is on your mind. Keeping your thoughts to yourself will come easier on November 27 (or 28th on the East Coast), when Mercury meets Saturn, putting people in a more serious mood. An important conversation will arrive then.

Good luck this month Aries, and see you in December.

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