From Ophira and Tali Edut, The Astrotwins.
Simmer down, Sagittarius. The Sun is making its annual sojourn through Scorpio and your twelfth house of rest, healing and closure. Until November 21, take things at a slower pace, giving yourself space to rest, meditate and unwind. You may be foggy and unfocused, perhaps processing some heavier emotions or dealing with fatigue as a long year winds down. Election season alone was enough to do an Archer (or anyone else for that matter) in—but the first three weeks of November could feel like you’re constantly struggling to keep up. Limit how much you take on now—and don’t feel an ounce of guilt when you have to just say no.
There’s one day where you’ll feel a surge of get-‘er-done energy, so do take advantage. On November 14, the Taurus full moon—also a potent supermoon —beams into your sixth house of health, wellness and organization. You might go on a giant decluttering mission, or tackle all the stuff you’ve allowed to pile up: overdue doctor’s appointments, receipts and bill stubs, last season’s needs-to-be-stored wardrobe.
The spotlight also shines on your well-being today. If your fitness has lapsed during this busy year, la luna inspires you to take it back. You may even get a nudge from your doctor to cut down on stress, change your eating habits or exercise more often. We know, we know…the holidays are on the verge of starting. But that’s all the more reason to at least seek better balance. Sagittarians are known for their appetites—you’re ruled by Jupiter, god of the feast, after all. Try filling at least 50 percent of your plate with veggies (dark, leafy greens or cruciferous ones if you can), and eating a healthy snack before heading to parties or doing your holiday shopping.
Your emotional well-being is also getting an upgrade this month. On November 19, hazy Neptune ends a five-month retrograde (backward) spin through Pisces and your fourth house of home, family and security. With ephemeral Neptune in this foundational part of your chart, your living situation may have been in flux, or old insecurities could have flared. You may have struggled to keep up with self-care, feeling depleted and drained. Issues with a female relative or a child may also have arose, which took a toll on your sensitive soul. (We ourselves lost our beloved aunt, a second mother to us, during Neptune retrograde, so we too felt the Sagittarius slump.) You could also have struggled with codependence and excessive caretaking issues.
All of this cast a damper on your moods during this cycle—but hallelujah, Neptune will resume direct (forward) motion on November 19, clearing away the fog and indecisiveness in your personal life. If you’ve been on the fence about a move, expanding your family or untangling some emotional knots, clarity could return. And guess what? All that confusion and soul-searching was NOT in vain! It turns you may actually have processed some deeply-rooted feelings during this cycle—most likely subconsciously, so you’re not even aware that you did it. Not only will you feel lighter, you’ll also be inspired to take better care of yourself—mind, body and soul.
And now for the silver lining: On November 21, the Sun will soar into Sagittarius for a month, rebooting your energy and kicking off your solar new year. No need to wait until January 1 to make inspired resolutions or start fresh. Your birthday season has arrived and you couldn’t be more ready to blow out those candles and set some new intentions. The perfect day for that is November 29, when the year’s only Sagittarius new moon kicks off your personal new year, putting your passion projects and solo endeavors on the fast track. It’s a great time to debut something you’ve been working on for a while, so go public and spread the word!
There’s one date that comes with a major warning label, though—and it happens to fall on Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. This November 24, your ruling planet Jupiter will lock into a hair-raising square with controlling Pluto, yanking you between competing desires for security and freedom. Expansive Jupiter is in your liberated eleventh house of group activity, prompting you to be outspoken in social settings. But intense and manipulative Pluto in your conservative second house, warns that any your unfiltered commentary could set off a small war, especially with someone whose values clash with yours. So, um, if you’re thinking of discussing the results of the recent election, think again. Avoid discussing charged topics today.
Money stress or work demands could cut into your festivities. Do your best to unplug if you’re celebrating—and keep your holiday shopping list manageable. You don’t have to shower every contact or casual friend with gifts. A simple Season’s Greeting card—or a little token of appreciation—will do the trick.