(Editor’s note: Stargazer’s last submission will be included in the 12-25-19 online posts)
For All Signs: Mercury, named for the ancient god of communication, turns direct on Nov. 20. As it shifts into forward motion we are likely to experience a flurry of changes in schedule, many of which may be related to the upcoming holidays. This retrograde began on October 31 in the sign of Scorpio, calling our attention to financial and material matters. Issues of intimacy may have been highlighted. Lapses in calculation are more frequently generated while Mercury is retrograde, so double-check figures of recent weeks. Occasionally a very old error will surface for correction or long forgotten charges suddenly appear on credit cards.
Aries: Issues related to sharing of resources may be front and center this week. It is likely that one of you is crossing an invisible line and the other does not appreciate it. Avoid a blow out over this by discussing it rationally before you explode. You have a temptation to overreact during this period.
Taurus: You and your partner may need some time apart and this is a good time to take it. Otherwise, old issues may suddenly rise out of nowhere and generate dramatic disagreements. If difficulties arise, count to 10 and return to your corner to clarify thoughts before speaking. Nobody listens to a rager.
Gemini: Your ruling planet, Mercury, turns direct this week. It is traveling through your area of work/life routines. The next two weeks is especially good for redefining your goals in relation to self-care and also work habits. This is not high drama, but more of a tweaked change, a minor correction, a recognition of errors.
Cancer: This is the last week before the New Moon on Nov. 26. It is a good time for you to rest, contemplate that which is important, and take care of body and soul. Give yourself plenty of sleep and take your vitamins. At the New Moon you will feel a rebound of energy.
Leo: Your attention is shifting into the areas of children, recreation, personal creativity, and romance. You are ready for playtime and likely to be thinking about what fun activities you can generate. Attention to health matters is favored.
Virgo: As Mercury, your ruling planet, changes direction in the house of daily travels and environment, it is well to take special care of your vehicle. Education and short distance errands may have been delayed, but now you can schedule these and follow through with greater ease.
Libra: Early in the week an opportunity to expand your social life brings smiles. You may be invited to a party or you might meet someone new. This aspect is from Venus, goddess of love and creativity. The muse may be at your side as you produce a particularly creative idea or solution to a problem.
Scorpio the Phoenix: (Oct. 23 – Nov 20) If you feel anger brewing below the surface, speak up during a quiet moment of conversation. Don’t ignore it or a sudden and unexpected moment this week may cause you to explode. Your reflexes and reactions may be too quick for your highest good. Use caution when driving, dealing with tools, and exercise.
Sagittarius: The sun returns “home” to your sign this week. You likely will find it to be energizing. Now is the time to focus on new plans for this next year of your life. Take a fresh look at where you want to direct your energy. It is appropriate that your attention be directed toward yourself right now.
Capricorn: Venus enters your sign this week and will be traveling “with you” through Dec. 19th. Her presence gives you an air of poise and people will simply like how you look. She is a people attractor. Often when Venus is prominent we become more interested in art forms and things of beauty.
Aquarius: Your ruling planet, Saturn, is in favorable aspect to Vesta, the planet of the Vestal Virgins. These young women were chosen in childhood to tend the gods’ fire. Thus Vesta represents devoted service. You may experience this devotion through a cause or a person and taking action will be rewarding.
Pisces: You may have been told that you are too sensitive for your own good. Early this week it is especially easy to take stressors onto your back that belong elsewhere. If you feel fatigued, bored, or depressed, you probably have done this. Maintaining emotional and physical boundaries are good for your mental health.
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