‘Tis the season for emboldened exfoliation, astro babes! November is made for sloughing off the excess, sheet-mask style, so we can uncover even purer, plusher desires beneath.
The dinner table has been set by carnal chef Scorpio, who strips down the extraneous bits to give rise to brand new edible blooms. With the Taurus-Scorpio eclipse cycle kicking off this month, we’re enrolling in a whole new soul school for the year to come — learning to trust in our innate worthiness to receive both whatever’s here in our hot little hands, and whatever we’re longing to reach out and grab.
Where do you find yourself in the life-death-rebirth desire cycle right now? Are you full of color and feral force, coursing with lusty longings? Are you incubating and hibernating wants deep beneath the ground, tucked in tenderly to beget a beginning? And what’s naturally reached the limit that needs no more nurturing — so damn ripe it’s already fallen from the vine?
Let November be your recipe for popping what’s deliciously done in the pie pan and moving on with the movable feast!
SCORPIO OR SCORPIO RISING
9 of Pentacles
Take a holiday from: Fighting your nature. You’re one of the zodiac’s most deliciously plus-sized powerhouses, and your birthday month is a time for relishing this remembrance. But rather than having to flex your force to feel it, follow the natural lines of your very nature instead. Start by considering the bits of you that haven’t been able to be broken. The habitual grooves that have resisted alteration. Instead of attempting to “fix” them, listen in to their longings. And like a kid in a candy store, try giving them exactly what they want for a change.
SAGITTARIUS OR SAGITTARIUS RISING
Page of Wands
Take a holiday from: Reality. What if the road could really rise to meet you, wild pony? November is your month to embrace the limitless and take a chance on a life well loved once again. Notice where you think you’ve passed your prime. What you believe has passed you by. Where the limits and the lines have left you to languish. You are the zodiac’s barrier breaker and you can do it oh so naturally right now. You don’t even have to fight against it. Just turn in the direction of a crazy plan and put one hoof forward to pave the way.
CAPRICORN OR CAPRICORN RISING
Wheel of Fortune
Take a holiday from: Future-tripping. Take a moment to imagine it, Cappy. Your wildest vision of the fullest, lushest future life. All the fixings and trimmings majestically in place; your date with destiny securely marked on the cal. How would your life change if you knew you were heading there no matter what, regardless of “merit”? What if no one and nothing was bearing witness to your worthiness in earning the end result? November wants you to believe that somehow, someway, it’s all going to work out without you needing to worry about working it.
AQUARIUS OR AQUARIUS RISING
10 of Swords
Take a holiday from: Obsession. What is echoing through the caverns of your consciousness right now, Aquarius? The same old sad songs. The rote nervous system mechanisms. November is no cause for self-recrimination about these played-out patterns, but it is a healthy reminder that you don’t always need to answer their invitations. Start small with some simple “nos” when certain thought grooves rear their heads. And know that this isn’t dissociation. Instead, it’s a powerful act of self-protection. Giving up these mental ghosts, even for an instant, keeps you safely in the strength of the present moment’s possibilities.
PISCES OR PISCES RISING
Knight of Cups
Take a holiday from: Complication. You’re a spirit who understands the infinite in all its glorious iterations, dear fishie. And November wants you to honor all those shades of sensation, while also knowing that you deserve ease and simplicity wherever it’s available. You don’t need to add layers of suffering to your life like stuffy winter blankets, convincing yourself that hard struggle is the only way to some sort of soft payoff. Look around you at the entanglements that have become exhausting. Projects and people should feel like flip-flops this month. Undo those laced booties and slip into soul-shaped comfort.
ARIES OR ARIES RISING
3 of Wands
Take a holiday from: Competence. Rather than a prophecy of life falling to pieces in the face of your “incompetence,” November’s invite is simply a strong reminder that you are a living being, allowed to be “in-process” exactly where you are, without having to get on top of things. Embrace the bits of you that are still baby buds — just here and learning. You don’t have to fast-track your studies, sweet one, shooting to the head of the class with gold stars. You just have to show up with eyes and heart open, forever ready to relish the rock and roll of the ride to parts unknown.
TAURUS OR TAURUS RISING
9 of Cups
Take a holiday from: Doubt. You are made from the most finite stuff on earth; here to touch in with what’s touchably tangible. This month, you’re asked to let some of that weight give way to even more magic, noticing where you put up self-imposed barriers and manage expectations in an attempt to protect yourself from disappointment. Pay close attention to where you anticipate an outcome already, or expect a pattern to emerge based on past experience. Let November be a lesson in releasing the rigid need to immediately “recognize” what’s before you, swapping policed pragmatism for the infinite possible pleasures that could await.
GEMINI OR GEMINI RISING
King of Wands
Take a holiday from: Comparison. You’re a butterfly of becoming, who can artfully “move-in” to whatever landscape presents. November invites you to bring it all back home, reinhabiting your singular self, and remembering that no one and nothing can ever replace you. Start by tapping your style like a fierce teenager, papering the metaphorical bedroom walls with your proprietary pleasures. Even if you don’t know quite what to “do” with yourself yet, trust that the essential task is embracing your essence. Assert your opinion about your own life like a firmly loyal friend, and exercise even the smallest of decision-making powers over the course of your very own existence.
CANCER OR CANCER RISING
3 of Cups
Take a holiday from: Conditional love. Dearest of magical mermaids, you have so much more lush love when you let it spill beyond the limits. The expectations. The boxes to tick and the red flags to find. Wherever you are on your journey of the heart, could you take this month to consider the deliciousness in becoming just a little bit indiscriminate? This doesn’t mean erasing your boundaries or exposing yourself to danger. Instead, it’s about letting life present you with the passion of all shapes that doesn’t immediately have to become finite or defined. Let your cup runneth over, crab cakes.
LEO OR LEO RISING
7 of Wands
Take a holiday from: Hustle. What have you been fiercely guarding inside your furry heart, little kitten — bolstered by the belief that you’ve always got to do more and be more to replenish the reserves therein? Take November to notice your relationship to chasing highs of all kinds. A remembered glory. A pinnacle you’ve yet to reach before you’ll trust that you’re safe and sound. The sneaking sense that something isn’t “right” the moment things come into stillness. Know that no matter the perceived motion, you are never ever stagnating, sunchild. So settle into the sense of specialness that comes from settling down.
VIRGO OR VIRGO RISING
4 of Pentacles
Take a holiday from: Overgiving. You’ve been traveling door to door with your gift basket of goodies, and it’s time to bring the treats back to yours. Take November to touch in with the real balance between giving and taking that exists in every moment, noticing exactly how much effort something draws out of you and how much it replenishes in return. This month wants to ensure your storehouse is well stocked, and this takes the self-sovereign willingness to seal the shop when you’ve sold out of your supply. Know that putting the closed for business sign up temporarily won’t drive anything that’s truly meant for you away.
LIBRA OR LIBRA RISING
Take a holiday from: Half-measures. Where have you been going through the motions lately, Libra — lifting a limp hand in a vain attempt to somehow keep up appearances? November wants you to interrupt the performance and give your life a bold blood transfusion, calling it quits on anything and anyone that’s gone greyish. Think of it as a month for switching from style to substance, letting the actual lived experience of projects and people be the indicator for whether they get an ounce of your precious time. It’s all or nothing time, and high time to color in the outlines.