Put your hands on your heartbeat and get ready to live straight from the hips, astro babes. After October’s clear cut seeing and emotional exfoliations, we arrive on the threshold of November lighter and sharper, prepared for megawatt expansion and a return to our inherent wildness.
Think of this month as a kind of plate tectonics set to your favorite soundtrack. What is already in motion? What magma flows can you simply not stop anymore? The potent cosmic combo of Scorpio and Sagittarius energies reminds us that we have the birthright to break free at any moment, prisoners only of our limited perceptions.
With Mercury traveling retrograde in Scorpio, a plush mid-month Taurus Full Moon, and pleasure-centric Venus traveling through the bonfires of Sagittarius, November’s medicine is bigger and bolder, stretching our souls way beyond smallness as we cross our lines in the sand and shatter the limits.
What pieces of you have been left untended and unloved? What unlived bits are ready to bubble to the surface? Whatever you have been holding back is ripe and ready to come unleashed. Turn your shackles to stardust, cosmic ponies, and let it loose this November.
Read on for your sign’s signature sweat-drenched workout and let November’s magic bring on your full-body high …
SCORPIO OR SCORPIO RISING
As Pluto stationed direct in your sign last month, you were asked to question how you claim power, learning to trust in your innate value and lean back into what you cannot see. November’s birthday medicine for your sign continues this exploration of fullness, inviting you to start by identifying where you feel empty. Maybe it is a relationship that drains you. Or a work project that leaves you feeling more shell-like than sequined. With Mercury traveling retro through your sign this month, you have the magical ability to upend your usual optics, turning lack into luck with the blink of an eye. When you stop scrambling to fill what doesn’t fill you, you will be surprised by what new secret sources of nourishment arrive from the scullery.
Sweat: Strength Training. Whether it is kettlebells or a simple plank pose, let your body feel solid to the core, reminding you that you can drop down into the center without having to chase ephemeral heart-rate highs.
SAGITTARIUS OR SAGITTARIUS RISING
October was an opportunity to sport your signature shades, Sag, as you were brought back into your memoir-worthy story, an authoress of your very own creation. Now, with Mercury rolling through your zone of release and allowing, and magnetic Venus gracing your sign, you are invited to consider where you could give it up and give it away. What is your higher law, Sagittarius? Where can you identify the intersection between your beautiful speck-like life on the ground and something much, much bigger? Maybe this starts with investigating your family line, and the patterns you are breaking by simply being. Or it is a cause you feel connected to in your very blood. November wants you to remember that although your incarnation is relatively brief, the reverb is resounding. Let even your smallest moves feel like legacy work.
Sweat: Yoga. Marry your movements to the broader cosmos, intertwining your own breath with the subtle sensations of a larger consciousness.
CAPRICORN OR CAPRICORN RISING
October beckoned you into the medicine of perfect imperfection, Cappy, as you learned to let the haters hate, and wedded yourself to your own inner code of success. With November’s energies inviting you into your deep end of release, this month’s question is a simple one: can you let it be sweet? There are openings everywhere for you right now, Capricorn, and they are tucked into your softest places, like little sachets in the sock drawer. What is flowering towards you, turning its face on you like you were the very sun? Whether it is a new lover, a word of praise at work, or a ripe fruit on your breakfast plate, how can you turn towards it, too? November is the moment to let yourself be loved by what wants to wrap its arms around you.
Sweat: Ballroom Dancing. Slide into the arms of what longs to support you with a partnered pas de deux that powers you up with ease and grace.
AQUARIUS OR AQUARIUS RISING
October asked you to consider your relationship to endings, Aquarius, reminding you that you have every right to the humanness of a tear-stained goodbye. This question of attachment takes a different shape in November, as planets power up your zones of competence and 5-year plans. But before you break out the whiteboard, take a moment to consider what you are carrying that is actually not yours to effort. There are aspects of your being that have become more burdensome than emboldening. And you may feel incredibly attached to them, believing that you are the only one in the world who can control this particular domain. But leaving even one thing undone can be a gift this month, liberating you from task-oriented self-sufficiency and ushering you into a new kind of grounding in your inherent capacities.
Sweat: Team Sports. Even if you are used to a solitary run, consider the magic of passing the ball, reminding yourself that we are all sweating it out together.
PISCES OR PISCES RISING
October offered you a glimpse of the sparkling future possibilities that pulsated on your periphery, reminding you that you had the right to both hold them all, and start to hone in on what really merited your loving attention. In November, with Mercury retrograde rolling through your zone of oversized abundance, and your ruler, Neptune, primed to station direct, you are asked to reckon with the roles you’ve been inhabiting that feel rote and rigid. Where are you simply going through the motions, sans your characteristic emotion? November reminds you that you deserve something decidedly more technicolor. And that this starts by adjusting your own knobs. Practice saying a hard “no” to the maybes and navigating by the passionate light of your own moon, little fishy.
Sweat: Running. Leave the confines of the gym behind you and set out to forge your own path beyond the charted course, powering up with an inner vision of personal bests.
ARIES OR ARIES RISING
October was all about fortifications for you, fire-starter, as you built faith in your inherent mastery and place at the table. In November, with planets gracing your zones of endurance and expansion, you are coming to an energetic clearing in the forest where you can settle into your bones even more beautifully. This can start with the question of nourishment. What is feeding you right now, Aries? Maybe it is a literal snack or a more metaphorical passion, but whatever it is, you are asked to procure it for yourself without hesitation. While you sometimes fly off into action without a thought to your human form, November marks a moment for letting the body go first. Map your moves the way you would choose from a tasting menu.
Sweat: Hiking. Whether it is a full-blown mountaineering expedition or just a wander around your block, you are asked to enjoy your body within the organic flow of nature this month, Aries, complete with trail mix.
TAURUS OR TAURUS RISING
October’s medicine was color-saturated and alive for you, Taurus, as you learned to swap out your greys for the pink pulsations of wider horizons and deeper sensations. In November, with planets gracing your zones of relatedness and intimacy, you are asked to take these explorations inside. What might an “insploration” feel like for you Taurus? Whether flying solo or partnered, you can treat the entire month like a lost weekend with a new lover, drawing the blinds and shutting off your phone to come into communion with an internal fire. What have you given away that belongs to you? Where might you be outsourcing what is already innately yours? Boomerang it back this month, bovine beauty, reminding yourself of your home-cooked delights.
Sweat: Stationary Bike. Whether it is a soulful cycling class or an in-house bike break, November is fit for building heat from the inside, staying in motion without having to cross literal ground.
GEMINI OR GEMINI RISING
October marked an invitation to love up on your beasties, Gemini, as you were asked to unleash your animal urges and come alive to whatever was blossoming. In November, with your ruler, Mercury, stationing retrograde in your zone of micromovements and apprenticeship, it is a month for delighting in the smallest steps. Start by reminding yourself that it is all far from linear, Gemstone. Where do you fear that you are falling behind? Has the breakneck pace of parts of your life started to feel like it is “doing” you more than you are doing it? Notice how often you chastise yourself for not being further along, and where you are racing after elusive fireflies without ever pausing to consider their glow. Take this month to remind yourself that you have the right to be exactly where you are, as you are, angel cake.
Sweat: Swimming. Sink into the unknown depths and discover an aquatic rhythm that is far from the rat race.
CANCER OR CANCER RISING
October was all about the soulful collaborations for you, Cancer, as you learned to revolutionize your modes of relating, releasing the controls to invite in enduring support. Whether or not you are exactly where you want to be in your partnerships this month, November is a potent invitation to reconsider the goods you have to offer the world. Rather than an outside-in approach of demanding what you are worth and ex-ing anyone who does not measure up to your standards, let it feel decidedly more self-celebratory. With Mercury gracing your sun-kissed zone of self-expression, the energy is actually centered around your own right to just glow. Remember that no one else is truly in control of your pleasure or pain and practice getting a little bit egoic, Cancer, letting the world out there orbit in your wake.
Sweat: Pole Dancing. Let it be for your pleasure, first and foremost, Cancer, as you synch up with your skin through self-driven sensuality.
LEO OR LEO RISING
October asked you to move to the rhythm, Leo, relinquishing any need to lock it down. As November’s cosmic energies dance into your zones of caring and sharing, you are asked to consider where you might trust fall even deeper into your own life. Start by noticing any place in your life where over-preparation potentially stems from an anxious sensation of not being good enough. What if you were already ready, Leo? Rather than ducking back behind the curtains screaming that you need more rehearsal time, consider the lubricated ease that might come by committing to the credo that you are just a sweet little human, doing exactly what you can with what you have got. And as with all things leonine, little love cat, come at it palms up, with nothing to hide and everything to give.
Sweat: Sauna. Drop the strategy and sweat it out through no explicit “effort” of your own, remembering that your mere presence is pulsation enough.
VIRGO OR VIRGO RISING
October asked you to soften your approach, Virgo, as you practiced befriending the parts of yourself you thought were in need of an exorcism. As you step into November, and planets travel through your zones of mental perception and root systems, you are invited to take a look at the vast network of beliefs that are powering your actions. Rather than a cause for paralyzed anxiety, dear Virgo, let this looking beneath be a liberation. Start with the order of operations in your day, noticing who and what seems to be calling the shots. Like a luminous choose-your-own-adventure, there are so many more ways to go and ways to be than you’ve been imagining. Tunnel down into your motivations and you might just pop out on the other side of the world.
Sweat: Barre. Build it beautiful from the ballet shoes up, as you celebrate the creation of graceful new structures that give rise to a more soulfully aligned serenity dance.
LIBRA OR LIBRA RISING
October asked you to believe in the beauty of instinct, Libra, as you powered up with a plan that was more parts passion than brainpower. Now, in November, with planets moving into your zones of 24-karat worthiness and curious adjustment, you are asked to treat whatever shape things take like a surprise package you didn’t even have to pay for, Libra. Whether or not it is exactly your style, try it on for size. Notice where you leap into action based on past practice or past pain and consider how you can get closer to the specificity of what is in front of you instead. Beyond the country of knee-jerk reactivity and compulsion cycles is a land of milk and honey. Slow down, drop the armor, and invite whatever is knocking at the door for a cup of hot cocoa.
Sweat: Interval Training. Mix and match your mojo to the moment with a varied workout that reminds you of the smorgasbord of sweat options.
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