Monthly Moon Astrology: November 2020

November 1, 2020

Jennifer Hollie Bowles gives an overview of the movements of the moon in November and tells us what we can expect from its path across the sky


by Jennifer Hollie Bowles



The Moon in astrology is connected to the powerful feminine qualities of cyclic change. Unlike the Sun, the Moon travels quickly through the signs. The Moon is intimately involved with water – its ebb and flow, as the symbolic manifestation of emotion. We experience Moon energies on a deep, personal level. Autumn is here, and Persephone has returned below, which creates an even stronger pull to respond spiritually to the tides of change.


November Last Quarter Moon

After two powerful full Moons in October, the Moon will wane to the last quarter on November 8, 2020 in the passionate sign of Leo. The Last Quarter Moon helps show us what we’ve been doing wrong, and it represents a time of readjustment. In Leo, we are driven to respond to this call of transformation in vigorous ways that ignite our creativity and modes of expression. The lesson of Leo, however, is pride. The key is to listen to our intuition and proceed from the heart, rather than the ego.


November Balsamic Moon

The Balsamic, or Waning, phase of the Moon represents a time of cutting ties and unnecessary attachments, to seal that which no longer serves our purpose. The Balsamic Moon travels through a cycle of signs from 9-14 October, 2020.


November New Moon

The New Moon occurs on 15 November, 2020 in the aspiring sign of Sagittarius. As a time for beginnings and seed-sewing, Sagittarius fuels this energy with idealism and things related to the higher mind. It reminds us that what we seek most is connected to our beliefs, philosophies, and perspectives. If we have not been living our lives in accord with our belief systems, we may experience feelings of displacement during this time. Yet, no matter how much we have aligned ourselves, we will likely feel a pull to create even more manifestation of higher purpose.


November Crescent Moon

The Crescent Moon occurs through the signs from 16-21 November, which represents a time for collecting information, investigating plans, and discerning potential courses of action.


November First Quarter Moon

On 22 November, 2020, the First Quarter Moon visits the spiritual sign of Pisces. As a time of action and dealing with problems in creative ways, we are pulled to make quick decisions and deal with circumstances directly. Often exciting and potentially chaotic, the First Quarter Moon will take on a more sensitive tone and fluid approach in Pisces. The beauty of this energy is that we’re more likely to operate with empathy and deeper awareness. The bane of this energy is that we’re more prone to idealism and escapism, which is difficult to balance with the call to action. The key is to uncover what we really want to escape from, and why we want to escape, in the first place.


November Gibbous Moon

The Gibbous Moon is the second waxing period of the Moon, where everything expands, needing organisation and interpretation. Gibbous will occur from November 23-29, 2020 through multiple signs.


November Full Moon

The Full Moon occurs on 30 November, 2020 in Gemini, the sign of duality. As a time of fullness and illumination, Gemini brings increased mental activity and communication. We’ll likely want to talk about outcomes, as well as see what our accomplishments mean from different perspectives. The consequences of our communications over the last month will also likely be brought to light. Gemini Full Moon provides us with the opportunity to see both sides of our stories so that we can balance and adapt better during the next cycle.


November Void of Course Moon

During specific times of the month, the Moon doesn’t make contact with other planets. When the Moon is void of course, it’s best not to begin things or initiate important events. The Moon will be void of course all day during the following days in November: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22, 23, 25, 26-28.


About the author:

Jennifer Hollie Bowles has studied and practiced Astrology for over twenty years. Her approach to Astrology readings is non-deterministic and Holistic in perspective, including integration with Jungian Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Spirituality, as well as mindfully LGBT/LGBTQAP+ inclusive. Her articles, poetry, and fiction have been widely published in numerous and varied venues.

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