The name November means “ninth month” as it was the Ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar. It is the 11th month of the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
For the first part of November, the Sun is in Scorpio. If the New Moon occurs during this time, it will also be in Scorpio. If the full moon occurs during this time, it will be in Taurus.
In the last part of November, after about the 21st, the sun enters Sagittarius. Any New Moon that occurs during this time will also be in Sagittarius. Any Full Moon will be in the sign of Gemini.
The full moon in November is often called The Hunter’s Moon.
The Leonids meteor shower peaks in November.
- November’s Birth Stone: yellow topaz or citrine
- November’s Birth Flower: chrysanthemum
Feast Days in November
- All Hallows Day
- All Saints’ Day
- Samhain, sometimes celebrated on October 31st – The Gaelic name for the month of November is taken from this festival
- All Soul’s Day
- el Día de los Muertos
- Guy Fawkes Night
- Feast Day of St. Martin of Tours
- Remembrance Day, known as Veteran’s Day in the USA.
Thanksgiving is celebrated in the USA on the last Thursday of November. The night before Thanksgiving is considered the biggest bar night of the year.
The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday, when the Christmas shopping rush helps retailers get out of the “red” and into the “black” financially.
The following Monday is known as Cyber Monday when online retailers experience a similar rush after everyone is back to work and surfing on their employers’ time.
Buy Nothing Day is a protest against consumerism and, in the USA a reaction to the Black Friday insanity. It takes place on the following Saturday.