November Metal Element Horoscope



For thousands of years, the I Ching has provided guidance for decisions about our health, relationships, financial matters, work, and play. Predictions from the I Ching follow the lunar year and are based on multiple overlapping cycles that govern the heavens and earth. A variety of stems, branches, directions, and phases also have their say, each creating a trail of portents, probabilities, and possibilities, so let us begin …

In the Chinese horoscope, November is the tenth month of the lunar year in a soft, yin Water energy phase called Hài δΊ₯. Even though the phase appears calm and quiet from the outside, a lot is going on beneath the surface. Dormancy is more than a period of suspended animation; it is a survival mechanism that helps prepare the natural world for the year ahead.

The Metal Element is neither positively nor negatively influenced by November’s yin Water energy, so you are up to your own devices at the beginning of the holiday season. Nevertheless, as we plan what we want to give to others, we also need to pay attention to our physical and spiritual needs.

When Daylight Saving ends on November 6, the sun will rise and set an hour earlier, reinforcing our awareness that winter is just around the corner. As temperatures drop, days shorten, and metabolism slows, energy literally and metaphorically returns to the earth. Just like a plant, we also need to slow down and conserve to have enough energy to begin anew in 2023.

November’s tranquil Water influence is constructive—like a seed quietly absorbing nutrients so it can germinate and burst forth in the spring. This is also the perfect time for us to start gathering our creativity and moving toward positive changes that will lead to success in the upcoming year. Be careful, though, since soft yin Water energy can be so calming that we may forget that the time has come to start taking action.

We can imagine that you like to know what the I Ching reveals about your element in the season of Water, so check it out—it’s all right here! In the interim, we hope that you and your loved ones will be able to gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, and as always, we wish you and yours the very best at the beginning of the holiday season.

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Since you are neither here nor there when it comes to year-end Water energy, you may as well work on nourishing your own. You have one of the most interesting flavor profiles of all the elements; Metal is nourished by pungent, strong, spicy, and stimulating foods such as wasabi, pepper, chili, mustard, ginger, onions, and garlic, so it sounds as if Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Korean, and Italian cuisines are all up your alley!


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In our culture, having “good” skin signals youth, fertility, and vitality. Metal people can be a bit vain, and there’s no harm in that, but they suffer the most when something goes awry with their skin. In a better world, beauty would be irrelevant, but for Metal people, appearance is everything, so protect your skin with sunscreen—every single day, especially in winter when it’s easy to forget.



Relationship Health

Coast along in this calm phase of Hài and enjoy your family and friends. Metal is not the most sociable of all the elements, but your sensitivity and understanding of trends and your appreciation of beauty make your gift selections the best of the bunch. You can counteract your natural reserve with thoughtful, carefully-chosen personal gestures of kindness, so apply yourself, choose carefully, and choose well. 



Financial Health

It has taken much time, discipline, and effort to get where you are on your life’s journey, and the same is true of investing—it is a long-term, highly disciplined process. If an investment crosses your path that promises the moon, you know that there is a high likelihood that it is a chance not worth taking. Protecting what you have is as important as making careful choices to improve your lot, so keep up the excellent work!



Career Health

What is the culture at your work—are doors closed or open? Does your job take advantage of your personal characteristics? Is your environment conducive to creativity? Are people wasting time with idle chatter? Do you look forward to going to work and if not, check out websites for reviews about opportunities that you might want to investigate—even if the reviews are not 100 percent reliable, at least they are a start.


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