Welcome to the month of Scorpio! Change is in the air — the end of the election is near and, as to be expected, passion is running high. It’s the time of deep desire, and although the Scorpio’s tendency for revenge may be concerning this year, it’s also the time of regeneration.
Cast your inhibitions aside and fear not. VinePair’s very own Drinking Astrologist is here to guide you through what to drink during the trials and tribulations of November, using guidance from the secret wisdom found in the stars.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)
November is you, embrace it. Forget the dying summer trends of rosé and sparkling alcoholic seltzer that the Cancers and Leos of your life brought in. It’s time for what you know best: Passion, abundance and the fruits of summer’s labor. Just remember you’re emotional AF, so moderation (though hard) is key. Drink the fresh hop beer from the harvest and bountiful Beaujolais.
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Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)
Your time is coming, my insightful Sagittarius. That said, you need to finish any last minute things you wanted to do since this time last year. Forgive those who have done you wrong — and leave a little extra room for forgiveness because your Scorpio friends are going all out this month. Cleanse yourself with a green smoothie of cucumber, celery, matcha and kale. Then spike it with a little bit of vodka.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)
The shorter days and cold weather are stabilizing, and you will feel more in your natural state in the month of November. You’re practical nature will be thrown a touch off balance, though, as global warming refuses to let the seasons really shine through as they should, and the tail end of fall will be overwhelmingly unpredictable. Drink martinis, because no matter what the weather decides to do in the roller coaster of November, martinis never go out of style.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
You don’t need trends this November. You are the trend. See what’s is coming in the next couple of months while still taking the time to appreciate the spice of life. Stay woke and ignore the artificial pumpkin spice. Drink the biodynamic wine of the season and be sustainable.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
You’re always the most faithful of the lot, so don’t let the season of passion — and occasional deception — let you lose that faith. In terms of drink, don’t let yourself fall into the bottom of the glass when the Gemini in your life lets you down. Drink something familiar, drink Cabernet Sauvignon.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
We know, we know. You’re impulsive. You will be tempted to follow your tendency and chase the new, but November is not the time for that. Focus instead on saving some money and investing in yourself and your work. Drink cheap, but do not drink poorly. Drink Chilean Carménère.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
You will find a strong new relationship in November. Go out, celebrate the friendships you have and know that the best is yet to come. If you’re in a relationship already, prepare for a new side of that relationship to show itself. The same goes for your drink. Find your new best friend in a bottle of Syrah from the Central Coast of California.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
November is the month to keep track of both sides of your personality. Don’t let a Scorpio get in your way, but do let some of the passion lead your creative side down a path of exploration. You won’t regret it. Drink a nice absinthe the proper way and let yourself loose.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
It’s the season to feel all of the feels. In November, most of those feels will be ones of love, so celebrate. You will find someone while deep in the throes of a creative endeavor, so seek out artistic activities. Best yet, love will be found in a celebratory mood, so let the bubbles flow. Drink as much Champagne as you can afford this month.
Leo (July 23 to August 22)
This month will be one of deep ambition for you, and your life will drastically improve thanks to that ambition. You will get into places you never thought you’d get into. Dream big and splurge — perhaps in the company of your favorite newest Cancer. Drink Cru Chablis from Burgundy in November.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
You’ve got a lot of shit to do this month. Drink Irish coffee.
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
Your time is over, but don’t let that get you down. Most importantly, you must look forward to find happiness. Beware: Mercury goes into retrograde from December 19 to January 8, and your life will slow. November is time to party before that happens. Cosmopolitans are back in vogue, drink them like your name is Carrie Bradshaw.