by Fleur Guidolin-LaPrairie ‘23
With the New Moon in Scorpio, November is a period of change, reform, and personal transformations. How will these upcoming planetary events affect your sun sign?
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Aries, your ruling planet is Mars. This month Mercury in Scorpio and Mars in Scorpio will conjunct (align) meaning that the energy of Mars and the mysterious capabilities of Scorpio are on your side this month. Your empathetic and emotional ability will be at a high, your mental willpower and motivation will be boosted, you may find it easier to communicate and make moves as well as notice a positive change in your personal life. It’s the perfect time to make choices that will benefit you in the future and start or continue to reach a goal, or try something new. Going into the holiday season, remember to make hard choices and not dwell for too much time. You are the sign you’ve been searching for.
Playlist for Aries:
Breakfast in America – Supertramp
The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
Fell in Love with a Girl – The White Stripes
Sabotage – Beastie Boys
Pool Shark – Sublime
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Feeling emotional lately? Overwhelmed by the smallest things? You’re not alone. This month is a period of deep connection to your more emotional side for Taurus; opposing the Mercury in Scorpio, Uranus in Taurus means a time of apprehension, suspense, and uncertainty for you. Lifting grudges and resolving old conflicts is ideal, as well as being forgiving toward the people in your life-but don’t let yourself become a doormat and excuse toxic behaviour. Stand your ground and take care of yourself for this season of growth and renewal.
Playlist for Taurus:
Girl Next Door – Copperpot
Alright – supergrass
I Don’t Want To Grow Up – Ramones
The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll – Prefab Sprout
Blister in the sun – Violent Femmes
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
If you’ve noticed yourself second-guessing your choices and overanalyzing what others say to you, it sounds like you’re a Gemini. With Mercury, the planet that rules Gemini and Communications, in Scorpio right now; It’s easy to fall into the trap of overthinking and worrying. Here’s some advice: the less you doubt, the more you will gain. Once you get past the unsettling experience of wondering if you are good enough (which I can assure you that you are), this month will be an era of finding truth and gaining experiences in your life. As you move through the days, act mindfully and gracefully. You don’t need to waste your time worrying about how you appear to other people, because growth comes from within, not from other people’s opinions.
Playlist for Gemini:
More Than a Woman – Bee Gees
Ramble On – Led Zeppelin
Goodbye Stranger – Supertramp
1979 – The Smashing Pumpkins
Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Your word of the month is: TRANSFORMATION. Cancer, you are often stereotyped as the cry-baby of the zodiac, but right now that couldn’t be more wrong. Personal divination and power from the universe is your purpose this month, spending time learning more about yourself and uncovering the mysteries of your own mind and the parts of yourself you may not be as in touch with is a worthwhile task you should focus on to transform into the next evolution of yourself. Learning more about yourself isn’t abandoning your past self. It’s a necessary step for you to take to mature as a person and a member of society, and there is no better time to do it than now. You are controlled by the Moon, and the New Moon in Scorpio on November 4th will make you feel like you have a clean slate; take advantage of that feeling.
Playlist for Cancer:
Cactus Tree – Joni Mitchell
New Perspective – Panic! At The Disco
Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
Edge of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks
Leo (July 23-August 22)
As a leo, the air of mystery and curiosity of Scorpio Season agrees with you. Bold choices and behaviours are nothing new to Leos, and November’s Lunar eclipse will bring even more bold choices for Leo to confidently conquer. This will bring a period of positive relationships including family, friends, or anything else. If you give good deeds and positive intention into the universe, you will be handsomely rewarded and your karma will represent this. What you give is what you get. Take that into the future.
Playlist for Leo:
Cherry Bomb – The Runaways
Santa Monica – Everclear
Good Thing – Paul Revere & The Raiders
She’s a Riot – The Jungle Giants
Doin’ Time – Sublime
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
They say honesty is the best policy and in the case of Virgo, it’s time to take that to heart. You tend to keep things bottled up in hopes of maintaining a perfect facade, but this won’t do you any good in the long run. The fast changes of the planets and the transition from Mercury in Scorpio to Mercury in Sagittarius is cause for a personal revolution. Make your feelings heard and valued by the people with influence in your life, and limit time with the ones who affect you negatively. Make it a personal goal to not hide your true feelings in order to hold someone else’s feelings above your own.
Playlist for Virgo:
Like Real People Do – Hozier
Sappy – Nirvana
Zombie – The Cranberries
Sing – The Dresden Dolls
The Passenger – Iggy Pop
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Success is in Libra’s vocabulary this month. Spending time working toward your goals is a good use of this season especially since your ruling planet, Venus, is in Capricorn. Focusing on where you want to be, whether it’s in 5 minutes or 5 years, will begin the manifestation process to take you to the top. As the naturally charming and charismatic sign people will be keen to listen to what you have to say and carry you to greatness; however, don’t expect others to do all the work for you. Work smart, and remember to put positive energy and goals into the universe because it’s always listening to you.
Playlist for Libra:
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Crazy On You – Heart
You’re so Vain – Carly Simon
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra
Rip Her To Shreds – Blondie
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
The Star of the show this month, Scorpio. It’s Scorpio season! The energy is at a high, your ruling planet is Pluto, a quiet planet with lots of energy coming off it all the time. Your secretive and mysterious spirit is amplified and as the face of the current astrological season positive waves and influential force is with you for the upcoming era. As a water sign you tend to know how others are feeling and what they are thinking but don’t spend your time worrying about others; this period of regrowth is for you to spend with yourself to think and reflect on your own emotions. Remember: taking care of yourself doesn’t make you selfish.
Playlist for Scorpio:
Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
Cool Schmool – Bratmobile
Express Yourself – N.W.A
Babooshka – Kate Bush
Brooklyn Baby – Lana Del Rey
Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
With your ruling planet, Jupiter, moving into Aquarius it’s a time of creativity for you. Social interaction and activity, making new friends and spending time with the ones you love. Ideas may flow easier and everyday tasks will seem more fun and fulfilling. Beware, though, because the Mercury trine is in Libra. Don’t let your guard down too much and let people take advantage of your ecstatic aura, positive energy, and kind-hearted nature. Once you master the art of balance between personal and professional life in this season, you can take it easy and enjoy the ride until Capricorn season begins.
Playlist for Sagittarius:
Pretty On The Inside – Hole
Space Girl – Francis Forever
Lola – The Raincoats
Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac
We Got The Beat – The Go-Go’s
Capricorn (December 21-January 20)
Feeling stuck is a trend for Capricorn this month. With your ruling planet, Saturn, in Aquarius and Mercury in Scorpio it’s an exasperating combination leaving you filled with doubt. The often confident Capricorn may have trouble doing things you used to find easy, but remember: this will pass, it won’t last forever, and you will have better luck next month. Focus on self care and reflection to help guide you through the muddy sea of Scorpio season this year and don’t go too hard on yourself if you aren’t as successful in the following month. Money and power isn’t everything and this will be a good refresher on that lesson.
Playlist for Capricorn:
Waterfalls – TLC
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Black Sheep – Metric
Wasteland, Baby! – Hozier
Girl Anachronism – The Dresden Dolls
Aquarius (January 21-February 18)
Your ruling planet is Uranus, with the opposition to the current Mercury in Scorpio being Uranus in Taurus, you might notice yourself butting heads with others in your life, especially other Aquarius. The stereotypical individuality complex of Aquarius could make communication and friendships difficult as you notice yourself arguing and being dismissive much more than usual. My advice is to give others, specifically your water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) compatriots a little more leeway in expressing their emotions and try to ground yourself. You are allowed to have a hard time but you aren’t allowed to be cruel because of it. Be mindful and take time alone.
Playlist for Aquarius:
Voodoo Chile – Jimi Hendrix
Where Is My Mind? – Pixies
Crybaby – Destroy Boys
Me and the Birds – Duster
American Idiot – Green Day
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
An already intuitive sign, this month with your ruling sign, Neptune, in Pisces it will amplify. With the empathetic nature of Pisces and the dreamy-creative ambiance of Pisces as well as Neptune, self expression and art are an important means of self care this month. Since the element of Pisces is the same as the element for Scorpio (water) you may feel in tune with the earth and universe as you go through November, but make sure you don’t close yourself off as you have a tendency to bury yourself in your mind and artistry. Go through the month with grace and creativity, but remember to have fun!
Playlist for Pisces:
All I Want Is You – Barry Louis Polisar
What’s Up? – 4 Non Blondes
Nellie – Dr. Dog
Radio – Lana Del Rey
Crocodile Rock – Elton John