Do you feel it? The rustling of the leaves. The change in temperature. Every human you come into contact with seems to be infected with some form of the plague. Winter … is … coming! The anti-climatic finale of Game of Thrones was just the beginning; bet you didn’t anticipate Mercury going retrograde until November 20th? No one is free when Mercury acts like this.
Mythical Scorpio energy dominates the month, the brooding and mysterious water sign known for unearthing deeper truths and meaning. Compounded by communication-oriented Mercury being in retrograde, expect to deal with some classic mixed message bullshit like emails going MIA or confusing texts, just in time for Thanksgiving—great!
Expect the unexpected; things can go better than planned if you challenge yourself to take the high road, stand up for yourself, be honest and fair, and most important: set intentions.
Take some time to learn lessons, correct mistakes, trust your gut, and open your mind to new opportunities, especially when everything seems to be getting in the way. Check out a solid cannabis strain specially chosen by yours truly to help coast through this complicated month.
Your November Horoscope
Feeling a little power hungry this month, Scorpio? You can thank the Mars-Pluto square-off on November 5 for that. If it feels like someone is getting in your way from getting your work done, chances are that you’ll put up a good fight to get ahead. That said, some battles are worth fighting for!
November 13 offers a planetary boost to your drive and determination when the Sun sextiles Pluto. This transit signals transformation and powers influence, setting the scene for massive change. Learn from your past mistakes and let your inner champion push you on path. Stay focused with righteous intention, and you’ll finally catch that silver lining around the 27th when Neptune goes direct, putting an end to a bad situation … for now, at least.
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Romantic Venus enters your sign on November 1, bringing a wave of good vibes like a universal love bomb. This is a good time to get out there, meet new people, and also practice a little self-love—you deserve it, Sagittarius! The Mars-Jupiter sextile around the 12th will boost your confidence and garner you some lucky attention in your career and/or love life. Toward the end of the month, you might start drifting away with wanderlust as your knowledge-seeking, adventurous side will push you toward travel and tackling new opportunities.
This will be a busy month for you, so opt for something energizing, focusing, and uplifting like Banana Split.
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What does your future hold, Capricorn? That’s the million dollar question you’ll be thinking about around November 8 when the sun sextiles with your home planet Saturn. Long-term goals will be front of mind, reinforced on the 12th when all your senses will be heightened during the full moon in Taurus.
Indulge a little—treat yourself to a massage, a fun concert, or a nice dinner. Remember to smell the roses every once in awhile to get perspective into the deeper truths of life and kick out those pessimistic tendencies. If you spaced on details during the Mercury retrograde, get back on track when Mercury goes direct in Scorpio on November 20.
Seriously, get a massage this month and lean on a strain that’s relaxing and uplifting like Wedding Cake. You won’t regret it!
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Don’t tell the other signs, but you’ll be receiving most of the good energy at the beginning of the month when Venus enters Sagittarius on November 1. Halloween may have just passed, but you’ll be ready to party with everyone. Organize a social gathering and make sure everyone is invited!
Mid-month, the Mars-Jupiter sextile will offer a good opportunity to step up for larger opportunities at work—luck will be on your side to help make big moves. If you’ve been plagued by the retrograde communication block, everything should get back on track when Mercury goes direct in Scorpio on November 20.
Chill out with an uplifting, productive, and social strain like Black Cherry Soda. Maybe organize a puff ‘n’ paint party?
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You’ll be horny for love and money this month as romantic Venus moves into fiery Sagittarius November 1st through the 25th. Because Venus is the planetary ruler of harmonious Libra and sensual Taurus, this combination with your sensitive water sign means you’ll have all of the spiritual feels and will do plenty of soul searching (as if you’d expect it any other way).
You know full well that you’re a low-key psychic and emotional know-it-all, but this is a time to stay open-minded to new people, experiences, and advice from others. Stay active and keep those endorphins high because mid-month you might feel a little insecure when Venus is square with Neptune.
This is a deceptive transit because it heightens feelings of self-doubt and unworthiness. Fuck those feelings! In the perpetually wise words of RuPaul: “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?” That said, watch your back so others don’t take advantage of your gullible—yet loving—nature.
Keep your body and mind elevated through this emotional month with a trusty strain like Sour Diesel, and also whatever season of RuPaul’s Drag Race you love most.
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You’ll be feeling starry-eyed about love and adventure when Venus enters fellow fire sign Sagittarius at the beginning of the month. Open yourself up to new opportunities, especially in your travel sector. Relish it because a few days later, your home planet Mars will square with mutable Pluto in the middle of the Mercury retrograde, which means you might have your hands full of some drama.
Keep a level head and watch being sassy, Aries. Around the 18th you’ll likely start to receive more attention when your home planet Mars joins Scorpio and the retrograde begins to subside, allowing for an influx of communication. No need to rush into reconnecting with anyone if you’re taking a break—a mysterious look is often an attractive one.
Chill is key this month, and when I think of the chillest strains, I think of Snoop’s Dream, an indica-dominant bud named after legendary chill human, Snoop Dogg.
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Spend some time dreaming up cool ways to spend money at the beginning of the month when Venus enters adventurous Sagittarius on November 1. You’ve gotta spend money to make money, and you’ll be feeling the motivation at this time to really take care of business. Expect lots of good vibes and a boost of optimism to follow when a full moon enters your sign on the 12th—how dope!
Make sure to write down positive affirmations when you feel them so you can read it back to yourself during the Venus-Neptune square on the 14th. This kind of transit tends to bring up all kinds of insecurities, but remember: You’re on the path that you chose for very logical reasons. Don’t do anything drastic; good things come to those who wait.
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No one can escape the throes of a Mercury retrograde, but the Mars-Pluto square might have you dealing with a turf war. You might love power and to one-up a certain someone, but it’s not in your best interest. Try your best to maintain calm—scream into a pillow if you have to, but don’t send nastygrams! Remember: Everyone is on a rocky communication wavelength right now. What’s the long-term goal?
You’ll be able to clear up any misunderstandings and get back on the right track when Mercury goes direct with Scorpio on November 20. A wave of optimism and new beginnings will follow when the moon enters fun-loving Sagittarius on the 26th. You’re used to dealing with bumpy emotional rollercoasters, so as long as you’re on your best behavior, you can coast through this month mostly unscathed.
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Always the little worrier, aren’t you, Cancer? A full moon in Taurus on November 12 should bring some patience and a sign of relief of things to come—something especially important to keep in mind during this retrograde period, which can add unnecessary amounts of stress and uncertainty.
Most of that should clear up when Mercury goes direct in Scorpio on the 20th. You might have to deal with smoothing out some misunderstandings, but that’s par for the course. With things mostly back on track, you’ll be eyeing travel and new experiences during the adventurous new moon in Sagittarius on the 26th. Open yourself up to new people with whom you can create new memories.
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Hot romance alert! Your heart will be throbbing at the beginning of the month when love-obsessed Venus enters adventurous fellow fire sign Sagittarius. Where will your heart lead you this month, Leo? Don’t be afraid to find out!
If something or someone is holding you back, use the sun-Pluto sextile on November 13 to let some shit go. Making emotional and physical space available means more room to bring in new people, things, and ideas. In fact, the sun entering Sagittarius on November 22 will give you the motivation to take a chance on a random wild idea. Don’t worry too much about whether or not you’ll succeed—consider it a fun learning experience and part of the ride called life.
Since you’ll be sweet on a certain someone, stick with a super sweet strain that’s heavy with euphoria like Strawberry Cough.
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Last month you may have coasted into your fall routine, Virgo, but you’ll have to face the music on November 5 when Mars squares with transformational Pluto. Compounded with the retrograde of your communicative home planet Mercury, you can already feel the twinges of your never-ending internalized anxiety. Make sure you have only the chillest strains to help you get through this period.
Sometimes change is a good thing, even if it requires making bold moves to confront a difficult situation in the face. As long as you feel good about your decision, you’ve made the right one. Patience is a virtue, and you’ll have plenty of it on the 12th during the full moon in fellow grounded earth sign Taurus, allowing you to take care of everything you need to get things done efficiently.
More relief will be headed your way on November 20, when Mercury goes direct with your sign and communications move seamlessly again, followed by an optimistic Sagittarius new moon setting your heart and mind in motion.
Try literally any strain on this super list for treating anxiety, like Harlequin. And maybe do some yoga while you’re at it.
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Good news, Libra: The beginning of the month will have you in a playful mood while everyone else is freaking out over the Mercury retrograde period. Venus will be in free-spirited Sagittarius, making this a good time to stay open for new adventures and social experiences. You might feel the need to help everyone panicking around the 8th during the sun-Neptune trine, but you’ve got enough on your plate and it’s okay to look after yourself sometimes.
In fact, you’ll probably need that reserve energy—plus a few extra joints—to deal with some uncomfortable realities about love and money during the Venus-Neptune square on November 14. You’ve got this!
Things should start coming into focus after the retrograde period ends on the 20th, when love-oriented Venus pays a visit to disciplined Capricorn on the 25th and opens the lines of communication. Set goals and intentions now Libra, you’ve got a long journey ahead.
You’ll have a lot on your mind this month so pick a strain that will help you sleep on it, such as the indica-heavy Blackberry Kush.
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