Welcome to November, Virgo! At the end of October, you followed your instincts and continued to nest. You’ve been feeling even more like a hermit lately, and have spent some time reflecting on any recent bickering or misunderstandings with friends and lovers. It may not all be your fault, as your ruling planet, Mercury, has been retrograde since the middle of last month. It finally goes direct on Tuesday, November 3, and things may get a little bit easier in your personal life.
This day also happens to be the election, which always promised to be a little bit chaotic, and the lingering effects of Mercury retrograde likely won’t help. You like things neat and tidy, Virgo, but the election results will probably drag out. You can’t control the government, but you can control yourself. Vote, check in on your friends and family, and take care of yourself. This month will test your patience. Friday, November 6 may be an especially mentally stressful day, as Mercury in Libra squares Saturn in Capricorn, creating a few more communication hiccups. Take deep breaths; this too shall pass.
Your ruling planet, messenger Mercury, is busy this month. On Tuesday, November 10, Mercury re-enters intense Scorpio. This transit stirs up paranoid and obsessive thinking, especially related to romantic relationships. Remember what’s going on in the sky before you read too much into text messages and conjure problems that don’t exist on this day. Your mission for the month of November is to practice letting things go.
Warrior planet Mars, which rules fucking and fighting, has been retrograde since September. While this likely dampened your aggression, it has also given you a chance to get more in touch with your more Venusian side, and you may have started a few art projects or engaged in sweeter lovemaking. These Venusian traits may have helped you become closer to a crush, lover, or friend. But now that fighter Mars is back in full force, it’s the perfect time to confidently pull the trigger and level up a relationship. It’s also a great time to ask for the job you want, go ahead with plans for a (safe and socially distanced date), or sign up for that online course you’ve been lusting after. It’s time to make moves. The following day, Saturday, November 14, is a new moon in passionate Scorpio, which is the perfect date to start something different.
Sagittarius season begins on Saturday, November 21, just in time for the holidays. This year will likely be different for many people, as due to the pandemic, we can’t travel like we used to. You’re the hermit of the zodiac, Virgo, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that being alone comes easily to you. If you can do so safely, with social distancing and PPE, organize a small gathering with friends nearby, something virtual with friends abroad. Virgos tend to love board games, so break them out and make holiday cocktails.