Welcome to November!

Cottonwood by Cat 2020

Welcome to November!

November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

Over the river and through the woods
Trot fast my dapple gray.
Spring over the ground
Like a hunting hound
On this Thanksgiving Day, Hey!
Over the river and through the woods
Now Grandmother’s face I spy.
Hurrah for the fun,
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie.”

English folksong, It’s Raining, It’s Pouring


November Correspondences

Nature Spirits: Subterranean Faeries
Herbs: Grains of Paradise; Verbena; Betony; Borage; Cinquefoil& Blessed Thistle
Colours: Grey & Sea-Green
Flowers: Blooming Cacti & Chrysanthemum
Scents: Cedar; Cherry Blossoms; Hyacinth; Narcissus; Peppermint& Lemon
Stones: Topaz & Lapis Lazuli
Trees: Alder & Cypress
Animals: Unicorn; Scorpion; Crocodile & Jackal
Birds: Owl Goose & Sparrow
Deities: Kali; Black Isis; Nicnevin; Hecate; Bast; Osiris;Sarasvati; Lakshmi; Skadi & Mawu
Power Flow: Transformation; Strengthen communication with yourdeity



November is the 11th month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of four months with the length of 30 days. November retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning “nine”) when January and February were added to the Roman calendar.

November is a month of spring in the Southern Hemisphere and autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore November in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of May in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa.





November Birthstone : Citrine

Birthstone Color: Yellow Gold

November’s gemstone, Citrine, is as warm as a Van Gogh painting of sunflowers. The name Citrine comes from an old French word, “citrin”, meaning lemon. One of the more rare forms of quartz, this gemstone ranges in color from the palest yellow to a dark amber named Madeira because of its resemblance to the red wine.


The Official Birth Flowers for November
November isn’t simply the month between Halloween and Christmas. It’s a lot more than that, especially for the November birthday celebrants. You can make their days extra special by giving them the official birth flower for November – Chrysanthemums and Peonies. Read through our quick guide below to know more about these eye-catching blooms.

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EarthSky News: November Astronomy:

See all 5 bright planets in November!

See all five bright planets in November 2020. Three of them – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – pop out first thing at dusk and nightfall. The other two – Mercury and Venus – are found in the early morning sky (near the star Spica in the constellation Virgo).


Around now, watch for Taurid fireballs

Now is the time to watch out for a fireball or two from the long-lasting South or North Taurid meteor showers. Various sources give wildly different dates for the peak of South Taurids (active from late September to late November), and the night of November 4-5, 2020, is one of those predicted times


November’s Star Signs

Scorpio: October 24- November 22

Scorpio is an astrological sign, associated with the constellation Scorpius. Under the tropical zodiac, Scorpio is typically occupied by the Sun from October 24 to November 22, and under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently from November 16 through December 15. The opposite sign to Scorpio is Taurus.

In mythology Scorpio is often associated with Orpheus, from the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Scorpio is also associated with the Greco-Roman gods Ares/Mars. The constellation is also associated with the scorpion that killed Orion.

The following items are traditionally associated with Scorpio:

Birthstone = Topaz
Colours = Deep Red, Black
Gemstone = Opal
Metal = Iron, Steel
Animal = Eagle, Wolf, Scorpion, Panda, Dog, Phoenix
Body Part = Genitalia
Flowers = Dark red flowers such as geraniums
Trees = Thorn-bearing varieties
Foods = Anything with strong flavors

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Sagittarius: November 22 to December 21

Sagittarius is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Sagittarius. Under the tropical zodiac, Sagittarius is occupied by the Sun from November 22 to December 21, and under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently from December 16 to January 14. The opposite sign to Sagittarius is Gemini. Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the Zodiac. *This sign is symbolized by the archer, it is ruled by Jupiter and is a fire sign.
The corresponding month in the Babylonian calendar is Arax Kislimu, dedicated to Nergal.


In mythology Sagittarius is often associated with the mythological figure of Chiron, a centaur who taught and tutored various heroes in Greek myth. In Greek mythology, centaurs were adventurous, brave, and wise, but they were also given to brawling and uncivilized behavior. Sagittarius is also associated with the Greco-Roman god Zeus/Jupiter and sometimes the goddess Tyche/Fortuna, as well as the Norse god Thor..

These items are associated with Sagittarius:

Birthstone – Blue Topaz, Turquoise
Colours – Blue, Purple, White
Gemstone – Lapis Lazuli
Metal – Aluminum, Tin, Silver
Animals – Horse, human
Jobs – Law, Medicine, Publishing, Education

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