You're better off taking a few steps back this month than forging straight ahead. Your ruling planet, Mercury, turns retrograde on November 6 and continues in reverse until November 26. This cycle starts in outgoing Sagittarius and your domestic 4th House, and ends in introspective Scorpio in your 3rd House of Information. Review and revise big plans and expectations, especially related to home and family; you may have overlooked data that's critical to your success.
Two eclipses in November also remind you to let go if you want to grow. The New Moon in Scorpio on November 13 is a Solar Eclipse in your 3rd House of Immediate Environment. Normally, the monthly conjunction of the Sun and Moon is a launching pad -- in this case for learning, research and communication. However, this eclipse also tells you to simplify data, eliminate superfluous ideas and concentrate on key people and points instead of overloading yourself with input.
The momentum starts to shift with the Sun's entry into adventurous Sagittarius on the November 21, and Mercury's forward turn on November 26. Then, on November 28, the jittery Gemini Full Moon is a Lunar Eclipse activating your 10th House of Career. Prosperous Jupiter's conjunction to this Moon and a square from fantasy-prone Neptune inspire professional dreams with promises that stretch the bounds of credibility. Avoid chasing an illusion or of people offering something that sounds too good to be true.
Keep in Mind this Month
Eliminating the clutter that fills your day, your calendar and your mind's bandwidth frees you from distractions that take more from you than they give.
Key Dates for Virgo
November 1-3: Reversal of Fortune
Finances take a sudden turn as Venus in your 2nd House of Resources opposes volatile Uranus on November 1. A previously reliable partner can behave erratically, or a new one might motivate you with a brilliant moneymaking idea. Either way, the hidden costs of an economic or romantic connection come into play on November 3, when Venus squares unwavering Pluto and it's time to pay the piper.
SUPER NOVA DAYS
November 26-28: Honorable Intentions
You may not immediately see the benefits of Mercury's direct turn on November 26, as it's accompanied by a stern Venus-Saturn conjunction that weighs communications down with blame. Harsh judgment demands strong action with a potent Mars-Pluto conjunction on November 27. Don't waste this force with a fight; focus on your own creative activities. The pressure applied by Pluto and Saturn can help you concentrate attention where it will do the most good. A selective Venus-Pluto sextile on November 28 helps you recognize the best ways to invest your energy, income, and emotions.