This month's Mercury retrograde period from November 6 until November 26 can be baffling because it begins in adventurous Sagittarius, where it inspires you to think of the exciting times ahead. You are ready for tomorrow today. Mercury's reversal might be disheartening, however, because it can halt development of your creative and romantic plans until you reconsider your assumptions, and if necessary revise your tactics.
But it's Mercury's reentry into emotional Scorpio and your 4th House of Roots on November 14 that drives home the realization that you cannot move forward until you have your personal life in order. Meanwhile, the powerful Scorpio Solar Eclipse on November 13 semisquares ruthless Pluto in your 6th House of Details, acting as a lightning rod to elicit much-needed change to your daily routine.
Although Mercury Retrograde leaves you reticent to take risks, aggressive Mars' entry into strategic Capricorn and your 6th House of Work on November 16 encourages you to methodically charge ahead. The Sun's shift into fiery Sagittarius and your 5th House of Play on November 21 brings new opportunities for creative pursuits. The Sun's square to poetic Neptune enables you to draw on your imagination, though it's tough to focus on the immediate tasks at hand.
But sweet Venus' entry into your security-conscious 4th House on November 21, followed by her conjunction with stern Saturn on November 26 -- the same day Mercury turns direct -- is a strict reminder that you must walk before you run. Nevertheless, the Gemini Full Moon Eclipse on November 28 conjuncts auspicious Jupiter in your 11th House of Long-Term Goals, announcing that the future has finally arrived.
Keep in Mind this Month
The ebbs and flows of time can be frustrating, especially when your progress is impeded by circumstances that seem beyond your control.
Key Dates for Leo
November 9: When You Wish Upon a Star
Your dreams can come true when delightful Venus trines lavish Jupiter in your 11th House of Goals. But this isn't a free ticket for the fulfillment of just any fantasy. A conflictive aspect from Venus to elusive Neptune can dangle the bait of an unobtainable goal in front of you, creating disillusionment when you realize you've been hooked. Set your sights on a reachable destination to ensure your happiness.
SUPER NOVA DAYS
November 13-17: Playing for Keeps
An emotionally powerful Scorpio New Moon Eclipse on November 13 can shake the foundations of your life as it undermines your 4th House of Roots. You may try to bluff your way through a family conflict as retrograde Mercury squares evasive Neptune and then reenters secretive Scorpio and your 4th House on November 14. But the stakes of the game may be higher than you realize, because karmic Saturn forms an irresolvable quincunx with irrepressible Uranus on November 15. Your current choices will have lasting ramifications. Thankfully, brave Mars in your 6th House of Work sextiles psychic Neptune on November 17, enabling you to rely on your intuition, make the best choices, and apply your energy toward getting what you want.