Gift by the Signs – November 2015

November 2015 – Astrologically Speaking- Scorpio

It’s Scorpio time! What does that mean? Well, have you ever noticed how adeptly every Scorpio you know can make something out of nothing? That’s what we all need to do from October 23-November 21, while the sun makes its annual visit to this always-introspective and sometimes mysterious sign.

During Scorpio time this year, the relative calm collection of energy from the planets will make it easier than usual to deal with the business of putting our noses to our respective grindstones. Getting work done is far easier when we have the right amount of focus and determination, and Scorpio’s energy certainly provides that. The full moon will light up economic opportunities around the 27th. News about incoming funds could come around that time. Love will be especially intense the evening of November 2nd, when Venus and Mars unite, and Venus’ arrival in Libra on the 8th will allow a romantic moment to endure. Use the new moon on the 11th to create the magic you need to make something out of nothing, and tap on Mars in Libra’s firm but fair negotiating skills.

It seems like our Scorpio loved ones go out of their way to exclude us from their private worlds, but there’s no reason to be offended. They’re just too busy to tell us what they’re up to. Besides, the business of transformation is one that requires focused attention. What do they have to gain by stopping to explain it to us mere humans time and again? Yes, Scorpio people can seem sarcastic, condescending…all those nasty things you’ve heard about them. Yet, they are infinitely generous and kind, and have the highest emotional IQ of anyone else you can think of. They are, in fact, probably the most admirable of all the zodiac signs, because they are always searching for the highest levels of excellence, and they won’t stop until they find it, reach it and master it. In truth, we could all use to be just a little bit more like them!

Start by shopping at Journeys for gifts that will thrill you AND the Scorpio in your life, and celebrate the sign’s attitudes of constant self-improvement, refinement and spiritual transformation! Check your sign for some ideas that will help you make the most of this magical time of year!


Your passionate side comes out at this time of the year. Support your seductive efforts by scheduling time with your loved one around the new moon on November 11th, and set the mood with our love offering jar and some rose-scented candles.


Partnerships of all kinds, and your roles in them, will be in focus this month. The path to being a good companion is to have a strong sense of who you are The new Brené Brown book, Rising Strong, will help you get past post-Saturn discouragement and raise your brave soul.


Meditation is always useful, but at this time of year it can be crucial. How is someone who can’t sit still supposed to dedicate time to the inner voice and wise adult? David Harp’s great book, Mindfulness to Go: How to Meditate While You’re on the Move is there to help!


Your affection for children and your affinity for fixing food could wear you out somewhat this month, but don’t worry. Our Shea Butter Bath Salts from Zum Chakra will relax and rejuvenate you fast enough to get you back out there to coach, cajole and start cooking for Turkey Day!


Your home and family will be especially important now. There could be a lot of noise and distraction around you, so you’ll need to go out of your way to focus on the things you want. Use one of our prayer boxes to store away your hopes and dreams – in grand Scorpio style!


Communication is key for you this month. You’ll need to be more sensitized than usual if you want to get your point(s) across, though. Experiment with writing out your thoughts first. Journeys has an awesome collection of journals! Choose from several sensual and celestial themes that inspire you to bare your soul.


Money is a big thing for you at this time of year. You see so many things that will keep you warm for the coming winter! Squirrel away your savings and keep them in a cute cookie jar, and take home a prosperity fountain to keep cash flow going!


What could you love any more than a good mystery? A trip into the unconscious mind?  “Mmmmm-hmmmm,” as your shrink might say! Check out the Inkblot Pack, with Classic Rorschach Inkblots to interpret, and a secret journal to jot down your impressions.


Contemplation is different from exploring and learning, but once you get on to it, the art of self-reflection will come easy as could be to you. If you need some help, try bringing some fire into the picture. Our array of fragrant incenses will help you focus on higher dimensions.


You’ll be in the mood for a party this time of year, and you’ll want to do it at the right time. Did you know the moon’s cycles help us see the way our plans might unfold? Check out Heather Roan Robbins’ Moon Wisdom:Transform Your Life Using the Moon’s Signs and Cycles will teach you all you need to know!


Your career is going to be especially important to you now. Make sure  that while you’re strutting confidently around in the cold, you’re exuding elegance and grace as well. Journey’s has a stunning selection of outerwear scarves and shawls that provide distinction and warmth.


This is a great time of year for you to learn, and we’re happy to tell you there are some great new things to discover at Journeys! Pick up Jane Hightower’s Stone Empowerment, and you won’t be able to put it down. This directory of rocks and crystals, how and why they help you has been updated with 120 additional entries, and a ton of fascinating facts about rocks!