November 2019 Love & Sex Horoscope
The kickoff of the holiday season is upon us, with pumpkin spice and cinnamon-scented everything overpowering our senses. When we’re not planning gatherings with family and friends, we’re cozying up with warm blankets, warming ourselves by freshly-lit fires, sipping hot beverages, and potentially reflecting on the past ten months, as the year’s end is very clearly just around the corner. Given the equal parts contemplative and social energy that dominates the month, it makes perfect sense that November encompasses two weeks of transformative, emotional Scorpio season and two weeks of jovial, festive, philosophical, and loving Sagittarius season.
This year, November will be replete with chances to break out of your comfort zones, step up your sense of security, and enjoy eye-opening, heartwarming experiences with those you love. It’s a month for exploring your wildest fantasies and getting grounded in whatever offers you an overwhelming sense of calm and gratitude.
Here’s how you can use the fierce and fiery vibes of November’s planetary lineup to bolster your nearest and dearest bonds and feel even more optimistic in the days and weeks ahead.
Astrological ‘Love’ Dates to Watch For in November 2019
November 1: Venus enters Sagittarius
Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and money makes its move from fixed water sign Scorpio into mutable fire sign Sagittarius, where it remains until November 25. This transit ushers our deepest, most heartfelt desires out from behind closed doors and into the bright light of the world. The more we can explore and enjoy eye-opening experiences now, the more ready we’ll be to connect and love.
November 11: Sun pairs up with Mercury
When the confident sun meets up with communicator Mercury (currently retrograde) in intensely emotional Scorpio, being able to put thoughts into words and action comes even more naturally. Communication with a lover can take on a sexy, flirtatious, mysterious, and, perhaps above all else, self-assured vibe.
November 12: Full moon in Taurus
Forming a harmonizing trine to Saturn and Pluto in fellow earth sign Capricorn, this powerful, pragmatic, sensual full moon in Taurus urges us to put in the work in order to earn the fruits of our labor and transform our current situation. This might mean having an emotional heart-to-heart with your sweetheart or making your most passionate desires known in a matter-of-fact way.
November 13: Mercury trine Neptune
When cerebral Mercury harmonizes with illusion-loving Neptune, our sensitivity, creativity, and imaginations will be stimulated, making this a sweet day to indulge in a bit of romantic escapism (like enjoying a date night you’ve only daydreamed about).
November 19: Mars in Scorpio
The go-getter planet, which also rules sex, moves through dynamic, passionate Scorpio from November 19 to January 3, infusing our actions with a desire to feel transformed. In turn, we’ll want expressions of love or lust to be energizing and stimulating not just physically but emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, as well.
November 20: Mercury goes direct in Scorpio
After three weeks of Mercury retrograde, throwing a wrench in communication, transportation, and technology, Mercury will end its retrograde and forge ahead, slowly but surely straightening out any confusion or delays that peppered our lives since October 31.
November 22: Sun in Sagittarius
From November 22 to December 21, the planet of self-image makes its annual journey through the mutable fire sign, ruler of the ninth house of higher learning and adventure, amplifying our thirst for out-of-the-ordinary moments and embracing any chance to manifest exuberance.
November 25: Venus in Capricorn
The planet of love, beauty, and money moves through serious earth sign Capricorn from November 25 to December 20, highlighting the need to put your head down and put in the work for the relationships and goals that are closest to your heart. It can also be fertile ground for making commitments and enjoying growth as a couple.
November 26: New Moon in Sagittarius
As the moon seemingly hides from our view, we’ll be in a powerful incubation phase, colored by the fiery, buoyant vibes of the sign of the Archer. It’s time to set intentions that are ambitious, bold, and big-hearted.
Here’s what each sign can expect in love and between the sheets this November. (If you know your rising sign, you’d do well to check out that sign’s forecast, too.)
Your Love Life in November 2019, Based on Your Sign
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Aries (March 21–April 19)
As romantic Venus moves through your ninth house of higher learning until November 25, you’ll be craving out-of-the-ordinary experiences with people who feed your desire for adventure. Getting out of your comfort zone will be the key to seeing sparks fly, Aries. And from November 19 to January 3, action-oriented Mars in your eighth house of sexual intimacy amplifies your desire to express your feelings in a steamy, physical way. Giving into this urge can feel incredibly empowering and satisfying.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Around November 12, when the full moon is in Taurus, you might feel compelled to express your most passionate needs, especially if they’ve been back-burned for too long. This moment is all about figuring out how you can best do this while recognizing others’ needs, as well. You can breathe a sigh of relief when communicator Mercury ends its retrograde in your seventh house of partnership on November 20, and it won’t feel so much like you’re speaking a different language than your love interest anymore. Sharing is caring! It’s easier to gain success as a team.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Thanks to romantic Venus in your seventh house of partnership from November 1 to 25, nothing can really compare to one-on-one time with your lover. Enjoying pleasurable activities (like taking a road trip or cooking together) bolsters your bond in a magical way now. And once the relationship-oriented planet moves through your eighth house of sexual intimacy from November 25 to December 20, you’ve got the green light to build a deep, revitalizing, energizing connection with someone special. As long as you’re willing to be vulnerable and open-minded Gemini, you’ll be beautifully rewarded with a transformative, fulfilling relationship.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Once communicator Mercury ends its retrograde and moves forward in your fifth house of romance on November 20, it should start to get easier to carve out time to put work aside and relax with your sweetheart or a potential S.O. The occasionally, frustratingly frenetic vibe of the past three weeks should calm down, and connecting in an organic, fun-loving way comes more naturally. Then, relationship-oriented Venus moves through Cancer’s seventh house of partnership from November 25 to December 20, bumping up your desire to put your extra time and energy toward building a committed relationship with someone special.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
You’ll do well to make exciting date night plans with your partner on November 24 when romantic Venus pairs up with lucky Jupiter in your fifth house of romance. You’ll be glowing from the inside out Leo, making you even more joyful and attractive. It’s an especially lucky day for enjoying all forms of love and harmony! Then, wanting to express yourself what’s in your heart in a creative way while spending time with your S.O. or potential partner is your focus around November 26 when the new moon also falls in your fifth house of romance. The more you can allow yourself to go with the flow now, the easier it’ll be to set a sweet new tone that leads to even more fun in the weeks and months ahead.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
While Venus moves through your fifth house of romance from November 25 to December 20, your ability to charm others is at an all-time high, just like your appetite for playfulness. You’re craving magic pure and simple, Virgo. Finding new ways to open yourself to a new partner or, if you’re attached, experiencing new levels of intimacy can help make your fantasies a reality. And then, consider meditating on any realizations you’ve had related to your closest one-on-one bonds after November 27 when dreamy Neptune ends its retrograde and moves forward in your seventh house of partnership. Having had the chance to take off the rose-colored glasses and gain clarity around your relationship patterns can make it easier to navigate any confusing moments in the coming months.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
While Venus, Libra’s planet, moves through your third house of communication from November 1 to 25, you’ll be thirsty for intellectual stimulation and witty banter with someone special. Expressing your most vivid, passionate ideas almost feels like an intoxicating form of foreplay. The experience can set the stage for strengthening your mental, emotional, and spiritual connection. And around November 12, when the full moon is in your eighth house of sexual intimacy, spending time reflecting on reciprocity (or the lack thereof) in your closest relationship. What you come up with could be an eye-opener that feels necessary—and healing—to act on.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Around November 12, when the full moon is in your seventh house of partnership, you’ll be contemplating the best way to strike a balance between your needs and your love interest’s. Pinpoint where you’re not willing to bend on while maintaining an open mind, and you’ll be on your way to finding harmonious common ground. Then, look back on any epiphanies you had about the ways you pursue and experience love after November 27 when dreamy Neptune ends its retrograde and moves forward in your fifth house of romance. Being brutally honest about any blind spots and toxic patterns is important here.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
While romantic Venus moves through your sign from November 1 to 25, you’re in your element with plenty of parties to attend and your ability to entertain and inspire those around you on fire. Glowing in the spotlight and being your usual gregarious self makes you a downright magnet for admiration and romance. Soak up all the pleasure—you deserve it! And around November 26, when the new moon is in your sign, spend time meditating on your ultimate relationship dream. Getting clear on it, then taking a step in the direction you’ve envisioned can lay the groundwork for true fulfillment.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Feeling like you’ve been working continuously without a real time-out might get to you around November 12 when the full moon is in your fifth house of romance. Heading off on an impromptu weekend getaway or enjoying an exciting date night might be exactly what you need to refuel spiritually and emotionally. And while romantic Venus moves through your sign from November 25 to December 20, you’ll be zeroed in on fulfilling your romantic desires and coming off as your best, most pulled-together, vibrant self. Making room in your packed schedule for self-pampering (like that hair makeover you’ve been musing about or Reiki session you’ve been curious about) can offer a double-whammy feeling of calm and joyfulness that makes it even easier to kick back with someone special.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
While romantic Venus moves through your eleventh house of networking from November 1 to 25, your calendar is bound to be packed with parties and group dates galore. If you’re a single Aquarius, it’s possible you’ll meet someone while mixing and mingling. If you’re attached, getting to enjoy stimulating social time with friends and colleagues alongside your bae has you feeling warm, fuzzy, and all sorts of cared for. Once the relationship-oriented planet moves into your twelfth house of spirituality from November 25 to December 20, you’ll want to take a more private, behind-closed-doors tact with your S.O. or potential partner. Sending stealthy sexy texts or arranging a secretive meet-up feels like an exciting, enticing way to elevate your intimacy.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You might be risking burnout from just way too many emails, texts, meetings, and information overload coming at you from all directions around November 12 when the full moon is in your third house of communication. Sensual, relaxing downtime with your S.O. or your latest match can serve as a major stress-reliever, Pisces. And once communicator Mercury ends its retrograde and moves forward in your ninth house of adventure on November 20, it’s all systems go to travel or otherwise get out of your everyday comfort zone with your partner or a potential S.O. Previous delays or confusing obstacles should clear out of the way, so you can explore uncharted territory together—a surefire way to pump up your chemistry.
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