We're thoroughly pleased Mercury retrograde is behind us (at least for now), but other astrological happenings have piqued our interest, particularly November's partial lunar eclipse in the Taurus full moon. As the name suggests, there's quite a bit to unpack.
On Friday, November 19, 2021, the full moon in the Taurus-Scorpio axis will likely bring about a few unexpected events in our lives, as eclipses often do, so it's important to stay centered and remain focused. Plus, this event is going to be fairly important in the months ahead.
"For the next two years, all eclipses will happen in these two signs," says author and astrologer Narayana Montufar. "Eclipses are the tools the universe uses to bring change, so in a way, this eclipse is a window into the future: whatever happens now could set the tone for 2022 and half of 2023."
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November's partial lunar eclipse: the one thing to note
Proceed with caution when spending in November. Now might be the time to be a bit more conservative with your finances; that treat-yourself mentality is best reserved for the end of the year.
"Considering that this eclipse is in Taurus, I would suggest holding onto your money or whatever sense of stability you have, as the eclipse may dramatically change your financial status," says astrologer Liz Simmons.
Likewise, Montufar suggests putting the breaks on snagging "big-ticket items."
Career-wise, it'll be important to remain focused on the task at hand, as changes are likely on the horizon, which in turn could affect your money matters—though there's no telling how.
"On a professional level, the wheel of fortune will be activated for better or worse," says astrologer Renée Watt. "Jobs may be lost, promotions granted or hourly wages increased. Eclipses are scary because it's difficult to know where the energy will lead."
Whatever the universe has in store, do remember that it's intended to put you on the right path. To remain focused during any unexpected chaos, it's best to use that Taurus energy to become one with your surroundings.
"Since Taurus is a sign connected to nature, spending time outside can be really refreshing," Montufar suggests.
Though it most likely doesn't come as a surprise to anyone, we're going to be particularly wrapped up with relationships during this time of the year. But like our financial situation, matters of the heart are also a bit difficult to pinpoint, though you can expect some sort of shift or breakthrough.
"Love and romance will also be in our minds, as an unexpected energy takes hold," Montufar says. "Singles could meet someone who's interesting and out of the ordinary. Couples could use this lunation to reawaken a more sensual vibration."
Regardless of what the universe has in store for you during this time—Taurus and Scorpio will most likely be the ones who are most affected—you have the power to face anything coming your way.
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