November horoscopes

Samira Kassem

Illustration: Samira Kassem

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Your competitive spirit and drive have been pushing you through this semester. This will pay off when you kill it on your final exams. Your passion and thirst for excitement cause you to not always think before you act. The pandemic has been hard for you and you are tempted to stop caring and start going out anyways. Do not do this. This is the perfect time to reflect on your occasionally selfish tendencies. Use this time to practice some self-care and check in with your friends. Although you always want to be on the go, it is important to slow down and relax sometimes. In terms of relationships, you can be impulsive and unable to commit. Remember to think before you act so that you do not end up hurting someone that you care for.   

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Paying attention to online classes this semester has been rough for you. You would much rather be taking a bath with some candles, listening to music or spending time out in nature. You thrive on stability and are used to working hard to make money. You may not have been able to work and the instability surrounding COVID has been especially hard. Stay focused these next few weeks. Take some time to study outside or integrate relaxation and pampering into your study breaks. You will need to push yourself to focus on reaching the grades you are hoping for. You often play the long game when it comes to relationships which often stops you from opening up. Do not be afraid to have emotions and let those that you care about know that you value their presence in your life. 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): You are feeling overwhelmed right now. You tend to be a “yes” person who never turns anyone or anything down. This has caused you to be juggling way too many things this semester. Because you are so busy, you have not given your relationships as much attention as you should. Sure that extra resume-builder may seem like a good idea, but there are people in your life missing you. Call your family this week or facetime and catch up with an old friend. It is ok to say no sometimes, try to stop pressuring yourself to do everything and spreading yourself too thin. Also, lay off of social media a bit, it’s not good for you.  

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): You are very sensitive to your environment and tend to be very self-protective. Although it is good to create cozy environments where you can feel safe, you must branch out. You are very emotionally intelligent which makes you an incredible friend. Leave your comfort zone this month and you will discover some amazing things about yourself. A visit home for the holidays and a home-cooked meal are all you will need to get your spirits up, but remember to chill it on the passive aggression when your siblings or parents start to annoy you.   

Leo (July 23 – August 22): Ok we get it, you LOVE the spotlight. This month your friends are under a lot of stress and will start to become irritated at your constant need to be the center of attention. You need to work on that. Remember that someone else’s success does not always mean your failure. When you hear that a friend or classmate did better than you on an upcoming assignment or exam try to be genuinely happy for them. You are very brave and that is something that you are admired for. Use that bravery to stand up for others this month, maybe attend a BLM protest, your passion and determination for positive change will come in handy. Oh, and your loud voice. 

Virgo (August 23 – September 22): You are a perfectionist and your thought processes tend to be very calculated and logical. Sometimes that is ok, but it can make you lack passion. Reassess your path this month and decide if you are making choices based only on logic. Your subject of study and career path should make you excited, do not forget that. A friend will come to you for advice this month. Although your first response is to be calculated and logical, remember to offer emotional support as well. Explore your creativity over the break, maybe try painting or journaling it will help you get in better touch with your emotions. 

Libra (September 23 – October 22): Wow your outfit is killing it today, but let’s be honest isn’t it always? You love to be creative and colorful but sometimes forget that physical appearance isn’t everything. Maybe lay off the Tinder a little bit this month and focus more on yourself, your approval should come from within and not from attention from others. When signing up for classes for next semester try some philosophy or art, these are places where you can thrive. 

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): You know what you want and are not afraid to work to get it. This is very admirable, but do not become too power-hungry. You crave emotional and physical intimacy which has been hard to achieve in the current world of social-distancing and this year’s birthday may be a hard one for you. Remember that sometimes a good cry can be good for anyone. You like to be in constant control but sometimes you need to let go and allow others to give their input. When your sibling asks for a specific food for dinner this break, take a breath before you try and take control. Who knows, you may just discover something new.     

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): You are on a constant hunt for knowledge and adventure. You cannot wait to spend this break cuddled up with a good book or some Netflix. Your smile lights up a room and your ability to make others laugh is extraordinary. Use that by calling your friends when they seem down, it will mean the world to them. Not being able to travel this break will be hard for you, try not to get frustrated. Adventure can be found almost anywhere if you look hard enough. Stay safe and socially distanced.  

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Your unwavering focus on your goals is something that will get you far in life but can sometimes be a double-edged sword. There are some things in life that a seemingly perfect resume cannot get you. Do not forget to be kind and work on being more personable. This is why interviews can sometimes be difficult for you, but it is what can ultimately land you the job. Work on finding a balance this month. Although you seem shy and conservative, those closest to you know just how much energy and nonsense you have to offer. Don’t take yourself too seriously this month. 

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): You are known as a humanitarian. You reject authority and fight for social change. You are not always good at listening though. Remember that those who may not agree with you are more likely to come to your side when you offer them honey instead of vinegar. You can sometimes spend so much time focused on what you want to change that you neglect your relationships. Social justice is important, don’t get me wrong, but you should not carry all of that weight alone. Let those you care about in and remember that we are better in numbers and when we support each other.  

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): You HAVE to stop crying so much. Emotions are good but sometimes it is important to seek support. Your emotions should not be all-consuming. Brace yourself because the seasonal depression is coming, lean on your friends as your support system. You are so incredibly compassionate and loving, never lose that. You will create your most kick-ass playlist yet this break. Through meditation and some much-needed alone time, you will also discover newfound confidence.