By Besha Rodell
By Patrick Range McDonald
By Michael Goldstein
By Dennis Romero
By Sarah Fenske
By Matthew Mullins
By Patrick Range McDonald
By LA Weekly
If you concentrate on romance and its infinite variety, then you won't have
the time or the inclination to think about the ramifications of Thanksgiving and
how long they will last. (With your Mars ruler retrograde for 11 weeks, probably
too long.) But back to the lovey-dovey stuff and Venus' sojourn in your
Libra marriage house. The goddess can draw attractive people to your side until
she moves into sexy Scorpio on December 5. But it's how she comes on to
Mars this week, and the banter that follows, that'll keep you hooked.
Every time your romantic Venus ruler contacts sexy Mars, something exciting, well, at least interesting, follows. Such is the case this week, and while the "meet cute" can take place at any time and in any location, you might want to pay particular attention to the reaction you get from folks in the workplace, both yours and wherever else you go, e.g., the market, the gym, the cleaners. Then, as the week progresses, a smitten Venus will come under the spell of idealistic Neptune, and their connection could have you walking on clouds.
It's likely that loving Venus in your Libra house of romance and recreation will cost you real money if you pursue the various pleasures the goddess offers. So what! Since her annual visit lasts only a few weeks anyway, you might as well try to gather all the benefits she's willing to hand out. Just be aware that shortly after Thanksgiving, nebulous Neptune becomes a force when it completes the airy-fairy grand trine that's been building between Aquarius, Libra and Gemini. Will your new job bring you back to Earth?
You never know where or when the love bug will bite. Keep this in mind as you wend your way through the long Thanksgiving weekend, visiting friends and, because romantic Venus is passing through the old neighborhood, relatives and former classmates. It's the classic attraction between horny Mars, currently in your sign, and magnetic Venus in lovable Libra that is responsible for the sparks flying every which way. Although Mars will remain in Cancer for what'll feel like forever, Venus moves on early next month. Carpe diem.
There's a lot of chattering going on in your chart, thanks to Mercury passing through your Scorpio house of domestic affairs and real estate matters. Maybe the conversation will center on the Thanksgiving feast; maybe you'll have money matters to discuss when Uranus in your house of investments and insurance changes direction and, once again, looks to the future instead of the past. But if all that talking wears on your nerves, as well it might, you can find relief in a recreational activity, especially the heart-thumping kind.
Right now, your tuned-in Mercury ruler is the busiest of the planets, hopping from pillar to post and exchanging messages with most of the signs along the way. Seriously, while the Messenger of the Gods transits your Scorpio house of communication, commerce and commuting, you can't help but play a crucial role at Command Central. Just make sure you leave enough time free to deal with the sudden changes in a relationship that may occur when unpredictable Uranus in your Pisces house of partners comes out of retrograde on the 24th.
It may seem redundant, but while your lovable and loving Venus ruler is in your sign, there's no reason to direct your attention to anything else. Certainly not while virile Mars in nurturing Cancer is devising a plan to seduce the goddess over the holiday weekend. Will the bait take the form of a deep-fried turkey or a devilishly delicious stuffing? There's also an addictive element to this scheme that might not show up until amorphous Neptune, ruler of mind-altering substances, lavishes Venus and you with its gifts as the holiday ends.
Anytime there's a possibility that you can hook up, the Scorpion needs to know when, the whys and the wherefores. Since you have two ruling planets, Mars and Pluto, and they both convey passion and determination, you'll be pleased (unless you're very much married) to learn that your Mars co-ruler, in the empathetic water sign of Cancer, is about to chance a romantic relationship with Venus. How serious it'll be and how long it'll last depend in part on how things progress once Venus enters Scorpio on December 5. Anticipation.