Your November 2021 Horoscope for Health, Love, and Success

See what this heartfelt, festive autumnal month — astrologically designed to deliver introspection and stunning shake-ups — will mean for your sign.

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Playing host to the heart of autumn, the second to last month of the year ushers in an undeniably warm, festive, fun- and family-loving energy. Bridging the gap between pumpkin spice everything and peppermint anything, November brims with magical moments that are ripe for deepening your bonds and tuning into your intuition. The excitement-packed month manages to strike a tone that's equally introspective and jovial thanks to the sun's trips through powerful Scorpio and free-spirited Sagittarius.

Until November 21, the confident sun moves through magnetic fixed water sign Scorpio, urging us to embrace the darker side of life, to foster powerful bonds, and to swim in the deep end of our emotions. Then, from the 21st to December 21, the sun occupies mutable fire sign Sagittarius, which emphasizes adventure, learning, and truth-seeking. This water-to-fire moment offers up even more moments to be in our feelings and share them with others.

A few quick highlights of November 2021's astrology:

On November 4, Scorpio's annual new moon — as well as the sun — oppose game-changer Uranus in Taurus, leading to shake-ups and unexpected events.

From November 5 to 24, messenger Mercury finally moves forward through Scorpio after what feels like freakin' forever in Libra (thanks, retrograde), making communication and thinking more passionate and resolute. And from the 24th to December 13, its trip through Sag can make for a far more blunt, unfiltered, and exuberant tone.

Later in the month, we get our second eclipse season of the year. On November 19, Scorpio season's full moon comes at the same time as a lunar eclipse in its opposite sign, earthy, sensual, stubborn Taurus. This extra juiced-up full moon is a culmination point and an op to release what no longer serves you. But heads-up: It could be very emotional, and possibly difficult, because the fixed signs (Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Leo) aren't exactly comfortable letting go

Want to know more about how November's astrological weather will affect your health and wellness, relationships, and career? Read on for your sign's November 2021 horoscope. (Pro tip: Be sure to read your rising sign/ascendant, aka your social personality, as well as your sun sign. You can find your ascendant with this online rising sign calculator or by getting a natal chart reading to find out.)

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Aries (March 21–April 19)

This can be a powerful month for making a play to earn more recognition on the job or to head down a more fulfilling professional path, Aries, thanks to social Venus moving ahead through your tenth house of career from November 5 until its retrograde on December 19. Your enthusiasm and drive is sure to make an impression on higher-ups and new connections who could hook you up with a dream work scenario. And while the sun moves through your ninth house of higher education and adventure from November 21 to December 21, you'll be fired up to get out of your comfort zone and shake up your fitness routine. Getting out of your usual grind and taking your HIIT routine outside, challenging yourself with a new running app, or kicking off a lifting program could feel like exactly what you need to bust through any seasonal stress and feel like you're moving forward.

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Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Almost no other sign rivals your homebodiness, Taurus, but with your ruler, social Venus, moving forward through your ninth house of adventure from November 5 to December 19, you might actually want to get out more this month. You'll enjoy plenty of ops to broaden your horizons with friends (old — and new!), colleagues, your S.O., whoever. Take advantage of any chance to learn and grow, which can also serve to bring you even closer to the people you care about the most. And around November 19, when the full moon and lunar eclipse falls in your sign, you could feel a push to create major changes around how you're showing up in the world and getting after your goals. In fact, this could be a significant moment for shake-ups that are out of your hands but could ultimately lead to necessary and fulfilling personal growth. Holding that in mind, consider the best way to honor your needs and care for your emotional well-being now — and do just that.

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Gemini (May 21–June 20)

After weeks upon weeks moving through your fifth house of self-expression and romance, messenger Mercury, your ruler, is finally moving on and into your sixth house of wellness from November 5 to 24. As dizzying and fun, at times, the last couple months have been, you're ready to turn your focus to getting organized and even more on top of your routine as the year begins to wind down, and this transit can support you in doing just that. Share your struggles to focus on or find a mind-body practice that feels like its checking all the boxes, and you could be surprised just how many ideas come your way. And around November 19, when the full moon and lunar eclipse lights up your twelfth house of spirituality, you could feel like doing some major weeding out of the people, patterns, and behaviors that just aren't contributing your overall well-being. Taking a step back from the daily grind to rest, recharge, and reflect might feel a little unnatural at first, but it's ultimately exactly what you need to gain clarity and a sense of centeredness moving forward.

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Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Around November 19, when the lunar eclipse and full moon light up your eleventh house of networking, you can't help but see the truth about a particular group or organization you've been associating with. This eye-opening moment could inspire you to move in a whole new direction to find the people who really feel like your people — or to dig your heels in on sticking with the path you're on and working to be even more indispensable and connected to your current team. And while the confident sun and messenger Mercury join forces in your sixth house of daily routine from November 24 to December 13, you'll have extra oomph to put toward researching and implementing a wellness routine that feels like a just-right fit for your needs and schedule. Trading notes with friends on what they've been doing and striving for an adventurous twist (think: hiking versus hopping on the treadmill) can deliver even better results.

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Leo (July 23–August 22)

Around November 19, when the full moon and lunar eclipse falls in your tenth house of career, you could be swimming in your emotions around how far you've come professionally and what you still want to achieve. Working through any feelings of envy or frustration now can help you get even more definitive on what your dream work situation looks like — and how you can achieve it. After all, once you have a specific plan, it'll be easy for you to take action. And while messenger Mercury moves through your fifth house of romance and self-expression from November 24 to December 13, you'll be even more creative and outgoing than usual, wanting to hit pause on work for impromptu get-togethers with friends, spontaneous road trips, or channeling joyful, heartfelt emotions into an artistic project. After spending lots of time pouring your energy into your home and nurturing bonds with loved ones, you definitely do owe it to yourself to have more fun now, right?

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Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Scorpio season has likely flipped the switch on your social life, helping you to step away from endless piles of to-dos and actually interact more with other human beings, TG, and around November 4 when the new moon falls in your third house of communication, you'll get a special opportunity to set an intention related to brainstorming, trading ideas, and nurturing your connections. More networking, learning, and prioritizing eye-opening, knowledge-seeking moments can feel truly fulfilling and revitalizing. And while the confident sun and your ruler, messenger Mercury, pair up in your fourth house of home life from November 24 to December 13, you'll be nesting — big time. Carving out more time for creating a sense of domestic bliss (think: refreshing your space, planning meals with loved ones, baking up a storm with your S.O. or a dear friend) is not only heartwarming but can boost your sense of security and emotional well-being. (See: How to Tweak Your Home During Fall for Maximum Cozy Vibes)

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Libra (September 23–October 22)

Around November 4, when the new moon is in your second house of income, you could have a brilliant brainstorm related to cash flow that comes out of the blue. Talking it through with your S.O., a dear friend, or a colleague could offer you more clarity around all the moving parts, but you might actually find that by tuning into your intuition, you'll get a blast of confidence that has you feeling fired up to move the ball forward at a faster pace than you might usually. And while the confident sun moves through your third house of communication from November 21 to December 21, you'll enjoy even more ops to be the social butterfly you are. In fact, your schedule could be so packed that you're wondering when you'll get a moment to just be. Don't hesitate to bail on plans and take a night to yourself here and there. That could actually be key to keeping up during this marathon of a hustling, bustling, and super-busy holiday season. (

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Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Now that your season is in full swing, you'll be feeling even more razor-focused on what you want to achieve and how you're going to get there. And around November 4, when you get your annual new moon, you can more readily get in touch with your gut and design a winning step-by-step action plan for your big picture dreams. Just know that thanks to the moon's opposition to game-changer Uranus in your seventh house of partnership, this could be a time of out-of-the-blue twists, turns, and new chapters in a one-on-one relationship too. And while the confident sun moves through your second house of income from November 21 to December 21, you'll be more motivated to get your financial ducks in a row. Downloading a budget app, investigating various investment approaches, or thinking about new ways to bring your skills to the table and boost cash flow can have you more fired up than you might expect.

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Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Thanks to social Venus moving forward in your second house of income from November 5 until December 19, you'll be hitting it off with people who could be influential in helping you boost your cash flow. Whether you start getting more active in a social media group of likeminded people who have similar financial goals or strike up passionate convos with coworkers, communication around earning and saving with others can be inspiring, motivating, and informative, allowing you to step up your moneymaking game plan. And once your season kicks off and the confident sun moves through your sign from November 21 to December 21, the energy will be in tune with your usual adventure-seeking, go-getting, free-spirited M.O., helping you feel even more self-assured about chasing after your big picture goals. If you've been waiting to pitch that big proposal or book a major trip, now can be the perfect moment to stand in your sense of self and get after what your heart truly wants. (See: Let Astrocartography, the Astrology of Travel, Guide Your Wanderlust)

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Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Thanks to the new moon in your eleventh house of networking on November 4, you'll be thinking about ways you can feel more fulfilled in friendships or collegial relationships. You're realizing there's no point in just keeping your head down and continuing to work or associate with people who aren't meeting you halfway. If necessary, it could be time to embrace major changes ahead. And while the confident sun moves through your twelfth house of spirituality from November 21 to December 21, you could feel like you're more meditative, maybe even a bit reserved. Sag season is undeniably jammed with social events and full of sweet holiday traditions, but you'll feel a little bit like going underground more now to reflect and recharge ahead of your own moment in the spotlight. Even if your schedule is packed to the brim, know you're being just as productive — maybe even more so — if you opt to chill in that CBD bath, take a restorative yoga class, or binge Netflix's You with your roomie or S.O.

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Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Around November 4, the new moon falls in your tenth house of career, stirring up your desire to reinvent your professional path. Perhaps you've been vying for more recognition from a current or potential employer or clients, and you'll realize now that you have more control over the situation than you thought, and you can give your big picture plan a makeover. Taking your work-life balance into consideration will be huge now, as well, thanks to an opposition to your ruler, electrifying Uranus. And while the confident sun and messenger Mercury pair up in your eleventh house of networking from November 24 to December 13, you'll be spending more time with friends, colleagues, neighbors — pretty much anyone in your circle and community. This could lead to having plenty of animated conversations around shared passions, which can a.) bring you closer to all these platonic connections and b.) inspire you to switch up your approach to getting after long-term wishes. (See: How to Manifest Something You Really Want)

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Pisces (February 19–March 20)

Around November 4, the new moon in your ninth house of adventure can empower you to make a bold move to get outside of your usual, mundane routine. Maybe you'll sign up for an online class to hone your intuitive skill set or research weekend getaways. This is a sweet time to explore new ways to tend to your mind-body well-being too. And while the confident sun moves through your tenth house of career from November 21 to December 21, you'll be empowered to step into the spotlight, perhaps to give a presentation, share a brilliant idea you've been hiding up your sleeve, or to make a play for more responsibility and recognition. Trusting that you know exactly where you want to be and that you have it in you to make it happen can attract and manifest the professional success you've been daydreaming of.

Maressa Brown is a writer and astrologer with more than 15 years of experience. In addition to being Shape's resident astrologer, she contributes to InStyle, Parents, and more. Follow her Instagram and Twitter at @MaressaSylvie.

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