On Saturday, Venus shifts her attention
from Sagittarian philandering and fooling around to Capricorn conscientiousness.
The goddess will be in this hard-working earth sign for four months instead of
four weeks, so prepare to stick your nose to the grindstone and suck up to the
Goats in charge. The Scorpio sun tests delusional Neptune's belief system on
Sunday before it goads Mars into launching another attack. Repercussions by
Election Day. Warning: Mercury turns retrograde the night of the 13th for
three-plus weeks of re-evaluating and re-acquainting. We won't mention
Thanksgiving travel woes. Do what you must well before the Messenger flips.


Look on the bright side. While it shines on your Mars
ruler, the Scorpio sun is increasing your determination and creative spirit.
The dark side: increased pressure to come to a decision you may not be ready to
reach until retrograde Mars stops retracing its steps. Meanwhile, Mercury's
reversal can delay access to other people's resources, insurance payoffs or an
inheritance. Give financial matters time to sort themselves out while you chase
after a romantic objective. As the moon grows full, loving Venus beckons.


It's possible that while your magnetic Venus ruler
travels through earthy Capricorn, you'll be more interested in reaping material
gains than in pursuing high-spirited adventures. Seriously, romantic fun and
games might not have as much appeal as climbing the ladder to a professed
career goal. And since it's available for only three more months, why not use
Mars' power to provide energy and ambition? Around Valentine's Day, fiery Mars
will move out of Taurus and won't be back for another two years. Strike while
the iron is hot.


People, get ready; there's a train wreck coming. Your
Mercury ruler turns retrograde on the 13th for three-plus weeks of
transportation and communication snafus. Is this why you felt that Thanksgiving
dinner wasn't a reason to travel? While the Messenger backpedals through your
house of work, health or partnership arrangements, all sorts of adjustments
will have to be made. Mercury turns direct two days after the Sagittarius new
moon on December 1; until the middle of next month, when it returns to where it
is now, take care and be conscious.


Venus in your Capricorn complement should bring well-placed,
accomplished women or artists into your life. Plus, they'll stay around longer
than “hello, goodbye,” because the goddess of good fortune and lovely manners
turns retrograde on Christmas Eve. You'll have lots of opportunities to enjoy
her blessings (and challenges) until March, so don't be cavalier and blow off
whatever goodies she does lay on you. Romantic complications around the full
moon, on the 15th, can upset travel arrangements. Have an alternative plan on


A conflict between a long-standing situation at home and
a potential career opportunity could leave you feeling like another weight has
been placed on your shoulders. Maybe it's responsible Saturn in Leo, and maybe,
because day by day your sun ruler will move on, it's temporary. So don't rush
to judgment; better yet, don't take up the banner of a cause you're not
completely committed to. Mercury turning retrograde on the 13th suggests that
what happens in the days preceding will be revised before long, especially if
it concerns real estate.


Your Mercury ruler's triannual flip into retrograde tends
to affect every sign the same way: missed messages, fender-benders and items
lost in the mail. However, Virgos might find themselves looking for another
place to live, because Mercury in mobile Sagittarius can disrupt a stable home
life. If nothing major happens, assume that a hotel stay, perhaps over
Thanksgiving, is in the offing. A sibling or neighbor could also figure into
the mix, since the ??ber-intense Scorpio-Taurus full moon highlights the houses
they live in.


The urge to party till you drop may stop as soon as your
Venus ruler enters Capricorn, the pragmatic earth sign concerned with your good
name and stature in the community. Because Venus travels back and forth across
this area until March, what happens now will stick with you for months on end.
Pay attention and proceed with caution. A money matter might take center stage
during the Scorpio-Taurus full-moon period; since Mercury will have just turned
retrograde, remember to keep the relevant papers in order and readily


Happy birthday? Things might seem more than a little
confusing while the Scorpio sun illuminates nebulous Neptune and a state of
denial at home. Confusion can escalate into outright conflict when hot-tempered
Mars in your Taurus house of significant others, i.e., both allies and enemies,
opposes the sun. Add the emotional intensity of a sun-moon polarity, especially
since this full moon is exalted in Taurus, i.e., more receptive to what the
general public is feeling, and you'll welcome any reason to get away.


Mercury turns retrograde in Sagittarius on the 13th, so
take care of any paperwork related to your personal well-being ASAP. Otherwise,
the issue can pop up again during your birthday week. Re-focusing on other
aspects of your current scene should be easier now that pleasure-seeking Venus
is no longer in your sign. Since the goddess will sashay back and forth through
your Capricorn zone of assets and values until March, hunting down bargains and
gathering treasures could take up a good deal of your time. Unexpected changes
at home, the rest.


Welcome affectionate Venus with open arms, because she's
going to be in Capricorn far longer than the usual four-week transit. How
artfully will she transform your appearance? What will her gentle ways do to
your brusque demeanor? And how much love and attention will you be able to
embrace, let alone maintain? It's shaping up to be a very interesting winter,
especially since expansive Jupiter is still in your career midheaven, still
offering opportunities to grow. This Mercury retrograde messes with group
interaction more than your one-on-one relationships.


Steel yourself against a sneak attack you could happily
live without while the Scorpio sun exposes something hidden around your house or
neighborhood. Since militant Mars is patrolling the area, anyone who is armed
with a list of grievances could be dangerous. The Taurus full moon will elevate
the emotional reaction of everyone involved, but because Mars specifically
targets Neptune in Aquarius, you may be the one who catches most of the flak.
Also the one who conveys excuses so that peace can be achieved in due time, say
by the 17th.


Stay away from a wide-eyed zealot who intends to convert
someone real soon. While bossy Mars zeroes in on your impressionable Neptune
ruler, you could be the lamb being led to psychological/political/religious
slaughter. Succumbing or resisting is up to you. Although it is not slated to
occur until the 13th, rebellious Uranus in your sign is coming out of a
five-month retrograde session, thereby encouraging you to assert your
independence. If need be, under the circumstances, you're allowed to act like a
crazy person.

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