Friday, November 24, 2017
This Month's Column

November 2017- Planetary updates: Various interesting aspects are operating this month

Venus conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio. This transit lasts for just a few days, around November 8-14. The two benefic planets can bring romantic love, physical passion, money and all kinds of good luck. You can win at gambling and cards. You can buy real estate and make lucrative investments, especially with this happening in Scorpio, a sign which often deals in high finance. You can also go out and party a lot. Be careful of fatal attractions and romantic obsessions. This influence in Scorpio can be quite intense in relationships. And be careful about eating and drinking, don’t go to excess.

Mars in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn exact on November 19. Also a short transit but not so sweet. This can be a difficult transit, depending on your circumstances. Lovers, spouses or bosses can be controlling, cruel or manipulative. It can be a power trip. Be very careful if someone is trying to use you or put pressure on you. Also avoid bad neighborhoods. It’s more about domination than deception, really. If you’re the one doing it, better check yourself. It could come back to you and bite you in the ass. I know a Libra guy right now whom I suspect is doing this. In general, tempers could flare up. If you are mad about something, it may have to be dealt with now. The cardinal signs will be more likely to experience this one.

The Saturn Uranus trine which has been going on for a few months is exact around November 7-14. Uranus is retrograde. The influence may be inward and bring a review of previous experiences. Many people won’t even feel this one, but it is a positive influence. Saturn and Uranus will help you get over the humps. Maturity, endurance, common sense, personal growth, revelation, intuition and technological change.

As I said last month, Jupiter trine to Neptune in Pisces will be close to exact on November 30. This fortunate aspect lasts until mid-December when it will separate. It will form again for a brief period next year. Kindness, generosity, wisdom and spiritual insights may come to you, which will temper the ferocity of Jupiter in Scorpio. This trine brings out the best qualities of both planets. With Venus also involved for a few days, there is creative inspiration, romance, sentimentality and enjoyment of physical pleasures. You fall in love easily. Your new sweetheart could be the love of your life or he might be not quite what he first appears to be. That’s Neptune. Illusion. Have fun but keep both feet on the ground.

CELESTIAL ALMANAC: Taurus Full Moon November 4, Scorpio New Moon, November 18.

Continue reading for the November forecast. Have a happy Thanksgiving, and be grateful.

This Month's Horoscope
(Born between March 21 - April 19)
Your ruling planet Mars is in Libra, your marriage house, and squares Pluto on November 19. With Mars, sparks fly anyway. It could be romantic passion or a fight. Try to make it good if you can. Luckily this transit moves quickly. Its effects only last a few days. There are problems with authority figures, partners and anyone trying to push you around. You may be in a bad mood, have a short fuse and pushing people around yourself. Don’t be a bully.
Taurus taurus
(Born between April 20 - May 19)
Watch the Taurus Full Moon on November 4. This could be an exciting day. Certain situations could come to a head or reach a climax. An important project could be completed. You may complete a terrific real estate deal. This is a good day to close on a new house. A relationship could go to a new level. Venus will join with Jupiter and there may be a financial windfall. Your partner could come into some money. Or you will meet a new lover who is wealthy and glamorous.
Gemini Gemini
(Born between May 20 - June 20)
Because of Saturn and Uranus, all friendships and partnerships are favored, especially in business and creative development, and relationships that have lasted a very long time. Travel is favored, and projects in foreign lands. The future looks bright. Diplomatic agreements can be reached. You will receive help from good friends, or older more experienced people. You could play that role yourself for younger colleagues. You may now be at a pinnacle of success and achievement.
Cancer cancer
(Born between June 21 - July 22)
Watch that Mars square Pluto, which can affect your relationships and life at home. Don’t let your partner push you around. Family members can be difficult. If you get into a fight, get it over with and clear the air. On a much cheerier note, Venus and Jupiter in Scorpio can bring romance and positive influences into your life. This conjunction could overrule Mars, depending on your situation right now. Gifts, money, love and happy times are coming.
Leo leo
(Born between July 23 - August 21)
Both the Taurus Full Moon November 4, and Scorpio New Moon, November 18 may be important days for you. The Full Moon may bring success, public appearances and career changes. Launch a new website or blog. Later in the month the New Moon highlights new beginnings at home, like renovations or making plans for the future. The Sun in Sagittarius brings more social activities, with children, sporting events, the outdoors and new friends.
Virgo virgo
(Born between August 22 - September 22)
Travel is favored at the Full Moon on November 4. You may take a special trip or the dream vacation you have been long waiting for. Because of the Sun and Mercury, there will be a focus on activities at home, when you return. Communications are favored. Make plans for the holidays and reconnect with your relatives. This is also a good time to study, find a new hobby, read new books or broaden your horizons in some way.
Libra libra
(Born between September 23 - October 22)
Mars in Libra is pushing your buttons, and squares Pluto on November 19. This day might be kind of rough for you. Thank goodness Mars moves through fast. Be sure to read the article above. Generally Mars gives you some good energies, as long as you are properly occupied. Find a good project to do. You can get a lot of work done. Exercise more. Your health is better. You might be accident prone, but if you are careful, take your time and watch your step, you will be fine.
Scorpio scorpio
(Born between October 23 - November 21)
Venus and Jupiter here will make things fine for you, even more so because the Sun is in Scorpio as well, until November 22. This is your time to shine. You are in the spotlight and you look terrific. You attract lovers, compliments, gifts, bargains and front row seats. Buy a lottery ticket. This is a good time to make investments. Dividends you have been expecting might roll in or you may get a raise. Be moderate in all things but do enjoy the ride while you can.
Sagittarius sagittarius
(Born between November 22 - December 21)
Because of Mercury arriving on November 5, education, technology and communications are favored. Read about Gemini. Your career should be doing well, especially when the Sun gets here on November 22. Your peers respect you and you have much knowledge and new ideas to share with the world. Your circle of friends and colleagues grows. Because of Jupiter you can find time to relax and go off by yourself. Recharge your batteries.
Capricorn capricorn
(Born between December 22 - January 20)
Read about Cancer. I’ve told you plenty about Pluto, which has been camping out in your sign for a long time. Sometimes you don’t notice but that's all right. Pluto brings obsession, controlling behavior, domination and in the end, permanent transformation. Because of Mars the activator, Pluto may wake up. Fight fair. Don’t allow yourself to be pushed around. The effect may involve partners, friends, colleagues and even strangers. Luckily this is a short transit! You’ll get through it okay.
Aquarius aquarius
(Born between January 21 - February 19)
The Venus Jupiter conjunction will help you with your career and public life. It might even make you rich and famous. That sounds like a pipe dream but it has happened. With the trine to Neptune in your money house, well. Crazy good luck could come to you from an unusual source. The arts, fashion, entertainment and social media are favored. You may be invited to a fabulous holiday party, meet interesting people and make great connections. Who knows? Have faith.
Pisces pisces
(Born between February 20 - March 20)
Travel and adventure are on the menu. A great opportunity could fall in your lap. Take a trip to some place unusual, warm and exotic. Be sure to read the article above. There are some very nice influences going on here for Pisces, with the Sun, Venus, Jupiter and Neptune. On November 8 when the Moon is in Cancer, it could be a very happy, pleasant day, even romantic for some of you. At the New Moon, November 18, make a wish.

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