For All Signs: This is the last week before Mercury turns direct on the afternoon of Nov. 20. This cycle began on Oct. 31, so it is time to bring completion to any projects begun after that date. It is a good time to stick to routine maintenance of life systems. We’ll likely avoid starting anything new until after Mercury shifts into forward motion.
Aries: Bring closure to ongoing projects of the last several weeks. Your attention will begin to shift toward issues of intimacy and partnership, joint and corporate financial matters, taxes, and/or estate and business planning.
Taurus: You are feeling restless and need to try something new. Commute by a different route or go somewhere you have never visited before. Take your partner on a picnic. It is important to make note of these restless feelings and do something about them. Otherwise you can become hard to live with, even for yourself.
Gemini: This is a fine time to enjoy books and/or TV, meditate and journal. Give yourself time for self-exploration and even just “diddling around” and relaxing. Your dreams are meaningful and your intuition strong. Give special attention to inspirational thoughts and ideas.
Cancer: You may feel out of sorts this week. Your feelings are in conflict with your ideal self and your values. You want to put your best foot forward, but circumstances do not feel quite right. If the conflict is deep, it is usually best to wait and not yield to whatever pressure is around you. You will sort it all out in time.
Leo: Aspects particularly favor work and general life routine. You are in an effective position. Others agree with your guidance and leadership. A project begun near the New Year is coming to fruition now. At the very least you can see that it is on track to turn out well.
Virgo: Love and romance is especially favored at this time. Social life is on the upswing, especially with those that you share intellectual interests. You have a desire to forgive bygones and make peace with everyone around you.
Libra: It is possible you will feel a sense of fatigue this week. Maybe something has caused you to be disappointed with yourself. Don’t take the blues seriously or worry about yourself. In a few days you will feel much better. It is a temporary mood swing. Get some extra rest. Stay in touch with good friends.
Scorpio the Phoenix: (Oct. 23 — Nov 20) You will naturally begin closing projects of recent weeks, even if only by deciding not to finish (Mercury is retrograde). After Nov. 20, Mars, the red planet of war, enters your sign and will be traveling with you through the end of this year. This energy is best used to handle physically heavy projects or take initiatives that you might not otherwise tackle.
Sagittarius: Speak and act with conscious intention at home and with your family. It is possible that communications could go awry. Don’t allow a misperception to ruin a day. Discuss conflicts or confusion immediately, if possible, to gain clarity.
Capricorn: This is an excellent time to pursue any activity that requires your mental concentration. You can find a solution to almost any issue you encounter. Cohorts and friends are likely to prove helpful if you include them.
Aquarius: Your attention is on your living space or concerned with your family. You like to keep the peace, but the cosmos wants something new to happen. You may receive an unexpected visit or phone call from an old friend or relative. You could decide to do away with the old in order to make room for the new.
Pisces: Be aware that you are in a sensitive frame of mind and may misinterpret that which is said to you. You may be the one who hears what you want to hear. So take your impressions with a grain of salt until you clarify what was originally intended.
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