November 21 - 27, 2012
For All Signs: Mercury, planet of communications, shifts back to forward motion on the 26th of November. Normally as this planet changes direction, there are flurries of changes in plan, shifts on the calendar, and unexpected twists or turns of daily events. This particular Mercury retrograde began on the evening of Election Day. That suggested information, ballots, and communication errors related to computers and those who run them. Now that Mercury is turning direct, we may see the beginning of the Election Day dust devil coming to settle. When it returns to the original location where it went retrograde, we should have preliminary answers to all the questions generated during the election. The full answers will not be final until Dec. 13 and even then the information is suspicious.
Aries: Your warrior self is front and center during this period. The best use of this energy is on behalf of the Greater Good or for another person who needs a champion. Use that energy with thoughtful intentionality. Your reflexes may be off kilter. Ground your adrenalin rush with heavy exercise.
Taurus: Venus, your ruling planet, has entered the 7th house of relationships. She brings improvements in clientele, social life, and partnerships. It is possible that you will be considering the possibility of taking your primary relationship to the next level of commitment. It is a very good time to heal relationship wounds.
Gemini: This Mercury retrograde experience is occurring in the territory of health, coworkers, tenants, employees, and pets. You may have found it very hard to progress with your diet and exercise program. As Mercury shifts into forward gear at the end of the week, activities in these areas of life will improve.
Cancer: Early in Nov. we experienced a new moon eclipse in your 5th house of children/play/love affairs. Next week there is a full moon eclipse in your 12th (hidden) house. You are somehow caught between the need to play, be open, and a deeper need to keep your secrets to yourself. It may feel tumultuous, but the intensity will decrease during December.
Leo: You may be surprised to discover something about yourself or your money/debts that you have been avoiding. We are all in denial sometimes. Don’t waste time on a guilt trip. Now that you know, it is time to face the facts and collect the threads of a solution. This is not a good time to have a sexual encounter with someone unknown to you.
Virgo: This Mercury retrograde has been focused specifically on communications, neighbors, siblings, and others who are in your daily environment. Your car might have needed attention. As the retrograde energy shifts directions you will be less likely to have problems with communications and can move forward with greater ease.
Libra: Events of this week trigger your sense of compassion and draw you into the desire to assist in the healing of another. As you live into this experience, you will discover that having compassion also heals you. Your spirit is lifted. Don’t ignore the call.
Scorpio: Plan to work and play alone during this period. You likely will be feeling restless and generally tense. Your patience could be short and you might say things you'll wish you hadn't. You have a desire to break free from restraints. If that inner warrior overtakes your thoughts, use it to help someone who needs your courage.
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 likely that you are making travel plans.
Capricorn: Drive and use tools carefully this week. You may be subject to accident. You might be feeling that now is the time to take a plunge related to family, home, or other property. Take one step back. Let the intensity cool off for a week and see if that is what you really need to do.
Aquarius: Ignore the water cooler talk. People just want to gossip this week. In general they are agitated and want you to join the bandwagon. This wastes a lot of energy. Keep your eyes on your direction in life and don’t allow distractions. It is possible that a new business acquaintance will become a long term friend.
Pisces: Developments in your career or life direction may cause you to feel ineffective this week. Don’t allow this one experience to alter your self definition. You are an intuitive person who can almost always assist others to feel better. But you cannot accomplish this goal if the Other does not want to feel better.
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