Here's how a month featuring intimacy-loving Scorpio and free-spirited Sagittarius vibes will shape your sex and love life.

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Although Halloween might be in the rearview, the penultimate month of the year is still filled with tricks and treats. The festive, jovial, cozy month, marked by darker, chilly days, tumbling leaves, and preparations for the holiday season, was made for cozy, sexy, and festive fall vibes. That's no surprise, given that the two signs at the helm of the eleventh month are magnetic fixed water sign Scorpio and boisterous mutable fire sign Sagittarius.

In addition to the sun's moves, a few key sexy, romantic, and downright magical highlights:

The new moon in Scorpio on November 4 can help you kick off a sexy new chapter in an intimate relationship.

Until November 5, romantic Venus will be in fun-loving mutable fire sign Sagittarius, which is all about being free-spirited, unfiltered, philosophical, and optimistic in relationships, beauty, and money. It's a moment to entertain, play, go on an adventure. But from November 5 to December 19, the planet of love will move forward in cardinal earth sign Capricorn, which has a far more conservative and industrious vibe.

And around November 19, you'll feel the intense energy of the full moon and lunar eclipse in sensual fixed earth sign Taurus.

Want to know more about how November's astrological highlights will affect your sex life? Read on for your sign's November 2021 sex and love 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. (And read your November 2021 horoscope while you're at it, too.)

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Aries (March 21–April 19)

Around Thursday, November 4, the new moon in your eighth house of sexual intimacy presents a sweet opportunity for you to gain clarity around what you need from someone special, whether that's a current or an ideal partner. Opening up about what's in your heart and embracing vulnerability can set a steamy and sweet tone that has you feeling even closer to your S.O. — or more like to meet someone with whom you see eye-to-eye in and out of the bedroom. And while the confident sun moves through your ninth house of adventure from November 21 to December 21, you'll feel a blast of wanderlust and the desire to get out of your usual routine. Plan a future long-distance trip with your sweetheart, if you're attached, or, if you're single, try something new where you can possibly meet someone like-minded in the process. Either way, because messenger Mercury will be there November 24 to December 13, thrilling, philosophical conversations can lead to learning something new — and igniting your chemistry. (See: What It Really Means to Have Sexual Chemistry with Someone)

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Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Thanks to messenger Mercury moving through your seventh house of partnership from November 5 to 24, you'll have an easier time researching and discussing shared goals with your sweetheart, if you're in a relationship. If you're single, you could find that it's easier to swipe on and match with potential partners with whom you have a winning intellectual connection. Either way, you'll be in the mood to talk everything through and do whatever you can to get on the same page, which can make for some indecisiveness as well as harmony. And thanks to the confident sun moving through your eighth house of intimacy from November 21 to December 21, building a deep, meaningful connection will be top of mind for you this month. Whether you're opening up to your partner about old wounds so you can better heal or you're being super-specific in your app profiles about the type of relationship you're looking for, you'll feel empowered to pour your energy into a bond that's as hot as it is emotionally satisfying.

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Gemini (May 21-June 20)

From November 5 to December 19, sweet Venus will move forward in your eighth house of emotional bonds and sexual intimacy, fueling your sex life. If you've been craving a connection that feels as emotionally restorative as it does sexually satisfying, this could be the moment when that comes together. Also, if you're single, there's a chance you'll be seeing someone by the end of the year — if you want to be. That's because you'll be feeling much more assured in one-on-one relationships, thanks to the confident sun moving through your seventh house of partnership from November 21 to December 21. You know what you want and are willing to get after it in a bold, take-charge way. It'll help that messenger Mercury, your ruler, will be there too from November 24 to December 13, allowing you to speak your desires into fulfillment. (See: What Your Venus Sign Can Tell You About Your Love Life)

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Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Around November 4, when the new moon falls in your fifth house of romance, you'll be fired up to set a whole new tone around your love life. It's possible you could be starting a sweet new chapter with your current partner or putting yourself out there in a new way to connect with a potential partner (think: getting set up by friends or even getting back to RSVPing yes to in-person events). Don't shy away from being super-direct and heartfelt about what you've been dreaming of, because this is a powerful moment to plant seeds that could come to fruition anywhere from two weeks to six months from now. And with sweet Venus moving forward through your seventh house of partnership from November 5 to December 19, it's even easier to prioritize one-on-one time with your honey or magical date nights with someone new. Even if you encounter bumps in the road, you'll be able to smooth things over without having to put in much work now. (Up next: Fall Date Ideas That Are Tailored to Every Zodiac Sign)

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Leo (July 23-August 22)

Around November 4, when the new moon is in your fourth house of home life, you could be on the brink of changing up your space (read: turning your home into the coziest thing ever) or making shifts that bolster your work-domestic balance. If you're attached, leaning on your S.O. through the process can bring you even closer, and if you're single, boosting your inner sense of security now allows you to show up in the world in an even more confident, magnetic way. Then, while the confident sun, your ruler, travels through your fifth house of romance from November 21 to December 21, your love life will get a boost, and you'll be feeling extra creative, and self-expressive. You could be more apt to put work on the backburner in order to have spontaneous fun with your sweetheart or someone new. (Think: a weekend trip to an Airbnb or tackling an artistic project together.) And while messenger Mercury is there from November 24 to December 13, you'll be extra inspired to share how you feel in a direct, sexy way. Yes, this is your permission slip to go wild with your dirty talk. (Related: Tune Into Astrocartography, the Astrology of Travel)

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Virgo (August 23-September 22)

You work so hard, Virgo, but you're about to get a sign from the universe that it's OK to step back now and then and tend to your inner, playful, heartfelt kid. From November 5 to December 19, relationship-oriented Venus will move forward in your fifth house of romance, boosting your charm, focus on pleasure, and ability to manifest whatever sweet fantasy you've been holding in mind. In other words, this can be a steamy period filled with lots of promising date nights and satisfying hookups, if you're single, or emotionally fulfilling, flirty, fun time with your partner, if you're attached. And around November 19, when the lunar eclipse and full moon falls in your ninth house of adventure, you'll be ready to shake up your routine. Prioritizing activities and commitments that feel like learning opportunities can set a sexy new tone with your S.O. or lead you to a hot new match.

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Libra (September 23-October 22)

Your ruler, romantic Venus, moves ahead through your fourth house of home life from November 5 to December 19, bringing a sweet, comfy vibe to your closest relationship. Whether you're staying in and sipping your favorite wine while snuggled up with that pretty faux fur throw, gardening together, or looking for an apartment to move into together, you'll be over-the-moon that your love life and your sense of security are so symbiotic and feel as though they're fueling one another now. And around November 19 when the lunar eclipse and full moon lights up your eighth house of sexual intimacy, you could have an epiphany around what you need to feel most satisfied emotionally and physically. This could be a moment that's best devoted to releasing antiquated beliefs and healing old wounds so that you can really pinpoint and articulate what you need from your partner — current or future — to feel seen, supported, and connected in and out of the bedroom.

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Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

While sweet Venus moves forward in your third house of communication from November 5 to December 19, you'll be even more animated and social. If you're single, spending time with friends could result in meeting someone with whom you have a sexy intellectual spark. If you're attached, playing brain games and planning group dates with your honey can boost your bond. Around November 19, when the lunar eclipse and full moon falls in your seventh house of partnership, it could be time for major changes in your closest one-on-one relationship. You'll be reflecting a lot on reciprocity — how you're showing up or how you want to show up for a partner — and compromise. Emotional moments could give way to exciting epiphanies around how you want to move forward in a relationship. Just remember that eclipses generally bring change without you having to do much to harness their power, so you'll also just do well to take your foot off the gas and see where this powerful moment takes you.

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Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Around November 4 when the new moon is in your twelfth house of spirituality, taking a time out from your usual grind can be restorative and rejuvenating emotionally. Your dreams could be particularly intense, vivid, and telling as well. Write down what you recall, and it could actually serve as sexy fuel for exploring your most deep-rooted desires. While messenger Mercury moves through your sign from November 24 to December 13, you'll be even more confident about speaking your truth. Take advantage by being even more direct with your partner about what you need in the bedroom, possibly talking through a sexy scenario one step at a time, so you can start preparing to make it happen. The moment could also lend itself to researching and buying new sex toys or equipment (is it time to try a sex swing?) that could come in handy too.

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Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Your world is about to get a lot more pleasurable and beautiful thanks to relationship-oriented Venus moving through your sign from November 5 to December 19. You'll be extra charming and find it easier than usual to turn your romantic fantasies into a reality. And that could be owed to the fact that you're realizing just how much you deserve everything you've been dreaming of. And around November 19, when the lunar eclipse and full moon falls in your fifth house of romance, you'll feel like breaking free of self-imposed structures and tedious scheduling for a change. You'll want to share your most heartfelt and fiery desires and step into the power of your sexuality. Owning and spotlighting this part of your identity could feel a bit out of character, to be fair, but it's also super-empowering and liberating, and you absolutely do deserve all the sexy fun coming your way. (Related: The Case for Being Upfront About Your Sexuality On the First Date)

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Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Sweet Venus will move forward through your twelfth house of spirituality from November 5 to December 19, bringing a more private, secretive vibe to your closest relationships. You'll just feel like keeping your romantic feelings to yourself more than usual, possibly not even sharing the details of a current relationship or desires for the future with your closest friends. You might also find it fun to enjoy sneaky sexting sessions or pour your heart out in stealthily-delivered love letters. And around November 19 when the full moon and lunar eclipse falls in your fourth house of home life, you could have something of a wake-up call that stirs you to pour more energy into nurturing your inner life. You'll want to make changes to your daily grind that allow for more ops to rest and recharge with your S.O. or by yourself, either of which you're learning more and more is integral to your emotional well-being.

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Pisces (February 19–March 20)

On November 12, the confident sun in your ninth house of adventure forms a harmonizing trine to dreamy Neptune in your sign, cranking up your desire to take a leap of faith that feels like it's in sync with your heart and your desires. It could be time to research that romantic getaway with your sweetheart or to connect with a spiritual practice (think: attending a sound bath or diving into a book like Moving Beyond: Access Your Intuition, Psychic Ability and Spirit Connection by Fleur Leussink). Either way, prioritizing eye-opening learning experiences now can bring you closer to making your wildest dreams come true. While romantic Venus moves forward through your eleventh house of networking from November 5 to December 19, you'll be presented with lots of opportunities to connect with friends, neighbors, and colleagues. If you're attached, group dates could be a wonderful way to see your partner in a whole new environment. And if you're single, your packed social calendar could lead to clicking with someone new with whom you might share a really lovely platonic, intellectual connection that has potential to get steamier later on.

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, Astrology.com and more. Follow her Instagram and Twitter at @MaressaSylvie.