November 2011 Virgo Horoscope

Ready, set, wait

Your enthusiasm is contagious as this supercharged month begins with mental Mercury and sensual Venus entering adventurous Sagittarius on Nov. 2. Your key planet, Mercury, closely tracks sweet Venus until it slows down to begin its retrograde period. Mercury in philosophical Sagittarius expands your thinking and shows you a wider perspective, yet it's tough to put your grandiose thoughts to practical use this month.

Another significant event is feisty Mars' entry into your sign on Nov. 10, the same day as the sensible Taurus Full Moon highlighting your 9th House of Travel and Higher Education. You dream of extending your reach and exploring distant lands, yet Mars in meticulous Virgo drives you to take many small steps rather than one great one.

Your dreams of the future seem even more detached from day-to-day reality when superhero Mars harmoniously trines farsighted Jupiter on Nov. 16 and tumultuous Pluto on Nov. 23.  Fortunately, this creates a pragmatic Grand Earth Trine, motivating you to make the most of the current opportunities. But Mercury's retrograde starting Nov. 24 is another sign that you might not achieve your objectives until after it turns direct again on Dec. 13.

The idealistic Sagittarius New Moon on Nov. 25 is a Solar Eclipse in your 4th House of Home and Family, shaking up your life and triggering domestic turmoil unless you can stay conscious of the feelings behind your anger.

Keep in Mind this Month
Don't allow disappointment to extinguish your dreams. It might just take you longer to reach your goals than you first imagined.

Key Dates for Virgo

Nov. 15 - 16: Incurable Romantic
Your thoughts soar through the realms of fantasy and anything seems possible when Venus and Mercury form magical quintiles with dreamy Neptune on Nov. 15 and 16. There are virtually no limits to where your mind can take you now, especially when you're led by the boundless beauty of Venus and Jupiter on Nov. 16. You want to enjoy yourself and, luckily, you can -- an effervescent Mars-Jupiter trine the same day encourages you by infusing you with confidence. Although success isn't guaranteed, you'll never know what will happen unless you try.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
Nov. 22 - 25: Watch Your Step
The Sun's entry into free-spirited Sagittarius on Nov. 22 sets the stage for a wild week that culminates with the Sagittarius New Moon Solar Eclipse on Nov. 25. The action now is in your 4th House of Domestic Conditions, so it's crucial to pay close attention to family matters. Hidden tensions could erupt on Nov. 23 as the Sun forms a superconductive trine to shocking Uranus, along with Mars' trine to impassioned Pluto. Messenger Mercury turns retrograde on Nov. 24, so express yourself with kindness and consciousness; otherwise you may have a challenging situation on your hands that will require cleanup over the next few weeks.