Playing it safe professionally makes sense for most of this month. It's wise to shore up your working relationships and avoid making big promises now. November starts with the Sun in Scorpio and your 8th House of Transformation. This could kick up crises, but it can also produce opportunities to merge with others to increase efficiency and profitability.
Comments will not be taken casually and commitments may be tested until the Sun shifts into outgoing Sagittarius on November 21. Another reason for a more cautious approach to career matters is Mercury's retrograde period from November 6-26. Messages may be confusing as communication breaks down, details are muddled and technology misbehaves. Double-checking data is critical, because it's all too easy to make statements with a feeling of certainty only to discover that your information is incorrect.
On the other hand, Mercury Retrograde is useful for tying up loose ends, especially doubling back with close colleagues, prospective employers and customers to make sure you're on the same page. There is one very strong transit in the midst of these otherwise wobbly times. It starts on November 16 when your assertive ruling planet Mars enters responsible and ambitious Capricorn. This occurs in your 10th House of Career, which should increase your drive and help you demonstrate your leadership skills.
Your mind opens when the Sun moves into adventurous Sagittarius on November 21. Travel, education and contacts with people in faraway places should be more beneficial to you then.