Aries: November 2014
DEVELOPING A NEW SENSE OF SECURITY
Developing a new sense of security is what Saturn in Scorpio is all about. You basically lost, or sacrificed, what you had in terms of the money, business interests, house, possessions, flat or charity – maybe in 2013, maybe more recently. In any case tough decisions were made and you fronted up and did the work. You have also been unnaturally patient and stoic about financial, company, corporate, property or non-profit sector situations that have stretched you for months. What happens in November is intense, because we have a cluster of heavenly bodies joining Saturn in Scorpio in a really tight traffic-jam. So it feels as though you will be doing an awful lot, frightfully quickly. And most of all, what you need to do is live in the real world. Accept what is there, and what you have, and the way things actually are. The advantage of doing this and adjusting as you must, is that from Christmas the constant sense of having to wait, and work, will vanish. Oh yes.
TAKING BACK CONTROL
The issues began at the end of July, but you may not have realised the full enormity of what was happening with your chosen job, field, university, business or industry until October, when it became quite clear that something (or someone) was taking over. You may even have had a couple of examples of this, as Pluto in Capricorn can sometimes labour the point. In mythology, Pluto was the god of the underworld who had all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. He took, and took over, which is exactly what you have just been through in career, uni or even non-profit sector terms. So what was the point? The point was, to force you to take some control, because unless you use your self-discipline to turn things around, you will either remain stuck with things, or even slide backwards. Yet the irony is, if you were to change X, Y and Z, you could transform your life. The potential you have with the next generation, or relationships, relies on it.
JUPITER AND PLUTO IN YOUR CHART
In mythology and astrology, Jupiter and Pluto share a story together. Basically, Pluto took over, and Jupiter fixed things. In your own horoscope at the moment there is also a story taking place. You have been handed something (or someone ) absolutely amazing, since the middle of the year, and it all accelerated in September. This involves children, godchildren, young relatives. A partner who might bring his/her nieces, nephews, children or godchildren into your relationship. Alternatively it involves the most high-potential plans and plots, all involving the next generation, born 20 years or more after yourself. The key to turn the lock is your willingness to change the way you work, study or volunteer. Unless you do that, then you will not get very far and the opportunity will fly away.
SORTING OUT THE BASICS
As you’ve seen (above) sorting out the basics with your money, business interests, possessions, house, flat or charity is what November is all about. The good news is, once you have taken a deep breath and put your shoulder to the wheel, 2015 is going to be so much more comfortable and relaxed. And with the basics in place, you can then finally look at some madly exciting possibilities for your label, personal appearance, reputation, name and profile which were first suggested to you in September and October. You’ve been nodding enthusiastically enough but not actually thinking any of this could become real. The reason for that is the long, drawn-out delays with finally sorting out the financial, material or practical side of your life. This will be in place by Christmas, though. So keep entertaining the most radical and thrilling options; by 2015-2016 it could be real.
Future minding is a lovely phrase which is a bit like dog minding or child minding, except you are taking good care of 2015 and 2016. Now, there is absolutely no way you can avoid a new story in your life, concerning travel, foreign people, publishing, the internet, foreign places or education. This new story will gather in speed, importance and intensity in the second half of November. What you can avoid, though, is locking yourself into a commitment where the stakes are too high. In other words, where the ramifications are too great, should something not go as you wish. A good example of this might be emigrating to a country you have never even visited, with the intention of taking your Master’s degree. Imagine how tough that could be, if the gods were not smiling upon you! No matter how your life is laid out, do look at the website, the book, the trip, the relocation or the course in question with tremendous cynicism and even a little pessimism. I don’t want to be a downer, but Saturn in Sagittarius is *such* a downer that I would rather you erred on the side of negativity than just stumbled into something which (by 2015-2016) would prove to be so damn difficult for you. Saturn will teach you something. It has to teach you something. And it won’t be easy. But the ‘what’ of the teaching depends on you, right now, in late November, as you make choices
Taurus: November 2014
RESISTING INVASION OR ACCEPTING IT?
Over the last two months or so, you have put up with an invasion of sorts. Your normal life as an internet user, publisher, student, writer, traveller, teacher or global citizen (across regions or countries) has been thrown out of balance. The person, group or entity which took over may be affecting you still. Alternatively it was not so much a face or a name attached, but a situation which just seemed to move in on you, and utterly disrupt the way you were headed with your course, trip, relocation, book, website or foreign concerns. Taurus, it takes great insight to appreciate that this could be good for you. But perhaps on some level you are coming to terms with this. The fact is, you needed motivation, even if it was uncomfortable, to make you shift your position. And now, at long last, you can. There is no reason on earth in November why you should not drastically alter the way you set about these things. Just try not to offload personal responsibility for changing your own life by targeting him, her, them or some nameless ‘it’ as the problem and becoming distracted by that. Just set to work and do what must be done. In fact, it is what you should have done in ’13.
THE REWARDS FOR CHANGING YOUR LIFE
The Jupiter and Pluto cycles are so linked at the moment, that you do have rewards for changing your life, as Pluto demands. Jupiter brings the glittering possibilities. And you have had a decent enough taste of the way life might be, in terms of your house, flat, home town, homeland, household or family – since July. It’s still not enough, of course, and you want more. Yet the reality is, until you dramatically transform the way you write, teach, study, publish, use the web, travel or deal with other nationalities and cultures – nothing will be delivered. At least not at the level you deserve.
YOUR FINAL TASK
Your final task with your former, current or potential partner will take you all of November and December, but then you will be on your way. This also applies to enemies, opponents or great rivals. You are now in a good place, in terms of the end of the road being in sight. You can see how this might end up for you, and you can banish 2013 to the pit of lost memories, as we all go through episodes we would rather just throw in the trash. Of course you have been pushed and shoved by destiny to take the path you are on now. But in October you realised just how right that path could be, despite the hard work ahead. Don’t do it all at once; give yourself the luxury of time. Lord knows this has taken long enough anyway. ‘This’ being the sense of closure and completion you need on what has been a pretty arduous journey to proper partnership, or a balanced set of emotional scales, or an equal result – or the right kind of relationship with a former or potential partner.
TIME TO ABSORB
You thought you were headed in a certain direction with your invisible role, your confidential concern, your secret plan, your unacknowledged efforts, your classified information. Then, in September or October, everything was spun around in an enthralling new way. You can’t really complain about this, even though it has utterly challenged the road you assumed you were on. There will be time to absorb, though! You don’t actually just have to drop everything and get onto this new path. You will be given the time to think, meditate and process in November and you so need it. Of course, the reality of your life is this – until you sort out the situation with your former, current or potential partner (or your enemy) once and for all, by Christmas, nothing can really move forward. But you will, and yet this takes time, thus the reminder that you have weeks and weeks to absorb.
YOUR FINANCES IN 2015, 2016
This is your regular Saturn in Sagittarius warning. Be extremely cautious about what you enter into financially, with property, in business, or with a charity in the second half of November. This new Saturn cycle will bring some learning experiences and waiting games for a year or two, so you don’t want the stakes to be too high. An example of this might be borrowing a huge amount of money in the second half of November, which you expect to pay off quickly by 2016 – with an interest rate that can go up and up. You get the picture. Don’t sleep walk into arrangements, especially on paper, if your common sense and the experience of others tells you, this could be too heavy.
Gemini: November 2014
FRIENDS AND GROUPS – CARROTS AND DONKEYS
You had absolutely no idea this was coming, but back in September or October, a particular person, group or situation turned all your existing ideas on their head. You can now see how very different and exciting 2015 and 2016 (maybe even the next few years) might be, in terms of your social life, old friends, new friends and particularly your groups. There is a caveat to this though and it involves doing the donkey work to get the thrilling new carrots. The donkey work is really about your body, but also about the daily workload you have. The two are connected. You cannot be of service to others, or do your duty at work, university or in the non-profit sector – unless your body is running as it should. This has been a constant theme of the last two years and now you are turning the corner at last, but there is still more work to do, and effort to apply, right up until Christmas. So that’s your donkey role, right there. Beyond that, the actual structure of your day, from the time you start work or study, to the extra housework and chores you have at home, needs to be firmly and fully addressed. Once the basics have been bolted down in your life, by January, then – and only then – will you be in a position to see what remarkable new adventures you might pursue, socially.
FORMER, CURRENT AND POTENTIAL PARTNERS
Your former, current or potential partner? Your great rival, enemy or opponent? One of these people is firmly on your radar in the second half of November. You appear to be sliding into decisions which will affect your life for the next year; maybe the next two years. Do not slide. Consciously study and research the person, yourself and the situation. Entertain all outcomes including those you would rather not face. Be a total realist about marriage, divorce, separation, love triangles, de facto relationships and the rest. Be a maniac for the facts (just the facts) about legal battles, and even without the legals – the way anyone who is against you might function, in the next 1-2 years. I am being paranoid on your behalf so that you can keep the situation really low-volume which means making 100% clear choices from late November through to Christmas, when Saturn moves into your opposite sign of Sagittarius. By then it may be too late to undo certain things which you wove into your life, back in November. And it will be a hard tapestry to unstitch.
THE BIG CHANGE
The big change with your money, house, business interests, charity, possessions or apartment has to be absorbed into your life as if it was going to become part of your world for 2015 and 2016. Not just a short-term attempt to fix things. Why so? Because Pluto in your financial and lifestyle sector certainly isn’t going anywhere in a hurry. And also because your horoscope suggests you tried short-term answers before and got nowhere. If you measured your progress since 2012 it would be little slides forward, then more slides backwards. What happened to you in September and October forced you to realise just how precious control was. How absolutely essential it was to you, to feel that you had power in the situation. Now your horoscope tells you to use the right time and right place you find yourself in (at last) to seriously address what needs to alter. If you make this a way of life it won’t be such a big deal next time. And what is your reward? Well, for a start, it is ‘problem solved’ and there is no reward like that. But beyond this, Jupiter in Leo is telling you, that if you can only sort out your money and security, you will immediately be in a position to enjoy the rewards of projects which use your way with words, or plans which use your gift with images. Some may be digital, some may be old-fashioned (singing, public speaking, languages, poetry) but in all cases if you really want to milk what (or who) happened to you since July, you’ll do the maths.
KEEPING IT REAL
Keeping it real in your career, or with your other roles and goals, is about constant vigilance. It looks as though you slipped into a situation back in September or October which was all too easy to wade into, yet was utterly misleading or even life-complicating. What actually happened with your job, university commitment or voluntary role was a simple case of Neptune in Pisces. This cycle is notorious for lulling us into believing in something or someone that is illusory. It’s like a little slide show or a short film. When you actually get to experience the full-tilt reality, unfortunately the reality seems all too…real. Well, as you go into November you’ve had your moment with all that. But this cycle is long-term and if you are dealing with people, projects, positions or situations which don’t really inhabit any kind of reality, then you need to be continually ‘on’ this like a tight-fitting suit.
Cancer: November 2014
YOUR BODY AND YOUR FUTURE
Cancer, for the first time in 29 years, Saturn moves into your body zone at Christmas, and he remains there in 2015 and 2016 as well. I mention this now because whatever you are dealing with from January next year, you will be setting up now, in the second half of November. This is worth mentioning, because you do have freedom of choice. It may seem as if astrology is like some heavily fated life map, but in actual fact it is more like the London Underground. You can take any coloured line you want. You can get off anywhere you like. You can even get out of the station, walk back the way you come and start again. Make your ‘body’ plan very carefully at the end of November because you will have to deal with the primary or secondary results of this, for longer than you expected, and with more obstacles than you may be anticipating now. Do some research. You need to look at the exercise program, the doctor, the drugs, the food, the drink, the health insurance factors, the alternative practitioner and all the rest – almost on a professional level. Compare notes, seek out forums, do the work. That way you will choose a far, far better option now.
WORK, STUDY, VOLUNTEERING
There are a couple of things to say about your job, course or voluntary role. What happened to you in September or October was utterly unexpected. It took you about five minutes to say yes – or at least to admit you were prepared to entertain previously unheard-of notions. Some things, of course, seem too big, too radically different (and just too much) to truly let into your life in any real way. But as November rolls on, you will realise just how real this could all become – ‘this’ being an electrifying, thrilling, extraordinary new way to work, study or volunteer. What you must do, though, is put in tremendous effort with the next generation, or the relationships ushering it into your life. In other words, you have to do the basic stuff, which means sorting out and fixing all the elements of parenthood (for example) that you know must be completed. Beyond parenthood there may be a youth demographic; a young people’s project; a whole generation born 20 years or more after you which has been such hard work for you, for such a long time. Cancerians with godchildren, children or young relatives have been most affected by this cycle but there are also those of you with stepchildren, fertility, adoption, fostering or other complex issues. And then there are sexual relationships with people who already have nieces, nephews, godchildren and so on, which have to be factored into your world. In essence, Cancer, you have an eight-week sign-off on this very long and demanding cycle, but once you sign off, you can think about a wild, experimental 2015 or 2016.
MANIPULATING THE SEE-SAW
Whenever you get an outer planet like Pluto going through your Seventh House, you are really manipulating the see-saw with the other person. Your wife or husband is the likely suspect. However, this could also be your boyfriend, girlfriend, or even your ex. Some Cancerians have long-term crushes on the Man Most Likely or Woman Most Likely, and these prospective lovers are also candidates for the see-saw. Other people born in June or July use a work partnership as their ‘marriage’ and work out the balancing act that way. In a minority of cases, Cancerian people go straight to an enemy, great rival or opponent for the see-saw challenge, because just as two people who are madly in love can carefully manipulate their side of the situation to suit each other, two people who are completely up against each other, also need to realise they are on a two-way structure that needs just as much weighing and measuring as anything else. In November, Cancer, you have to change the see-saw. Even get a new see-saw. Unless you do this, you will never get the extra money you deserve. And if it’s not about money then it’s about cash in kind. A lovely house. A great apartment. A stunning business resource. Precious possessions. A stupendous charitable or philanthropic involvement. Back in September or October, either the person I have listed (above) or a third party, was at the heart of an intense, difficult, relentless lesson. The message coming out of this lesson was basic. “You *have* to change.” Well, now you can. And if you don’t? What a waste.
BOUNDARIES AND REALITY CHECKS
In November both Chiron and Neptune will resume direct motion in your Ninth House, which describes the relationship you have with people from other nationalities and cultures. This segues into websites and books for some of you, and in other cases, academic or less formal courses, workshops and seminars. Beyond this, the Ninth House is very much linked to the idea of expanded spiritual, religious, intellectual or cultural horizons, and given the scope of the internet these days, you can play that any way you like. The challenge for you is to put in boundaries, or just firm them up a little. You had a reality check about the place, project, person, plan or organisation in October which really showed you how out of touch you had been. None of this was your fault. It was perfectly lovely to coach yourself into accepting a version of reality, rather than to make actual hard enquiries about who or what you were truly dealing with. Well, now you know. And yet all is not lost. Far from it. Just shape this. Manage it. Make it work for you. But try to keep it real.
Leo: November 2014
YOUR CLAN AND YOUR HOME TURF
Your clan, even if you are not Scots, is your immediate family; your household (including animals); your countrymen and countrywomen; the other locals. It is the people you belong to, and it is described by the sign of Scorpio at the moment, which is where we find the greatest instability, but also the greatest promise. Why promise? Because once you are past Christmas Day, you will know for sure that life is back to normal. And by normal, I mean life in 2011 and earlier. Before you hit one, two or even three life chapters affecting your house, flat, home town or country which to you have resulted in some of the hardest decisions for years.
Beyond the clan and the sense of belonging to a region or country, and all the tough reality checks that have come with that, you have also endured issues with a family member, flatmate, house;, block of land, property agent, tenant and/or apartment. Some are a wince-making memory from 2013 others go on reverberating. What you will experience in November is a state of flux, in the first half, which settles down in the final half of the month, leading you to a real sign-off moment. It’s a really good idea to get closure by the second or third week of December. And then home will be home again to you.
This cycle may have been about people individually or a particular place. About your council or local government. You can add any number of issues to that list, but you want, need and deserve a space and sanctuary to call your own without the issues. It’s close. You really just need to get through this fairly intense, dense patch of final decision-making, Leo. The Full Frosty Moon on Thursday 6th November is a case in point. It will not be until Mercury retraces his steps from Saturday 8th-10th, though, that you will finally know where you stand. The big reality check to help you draw a line under the last two years will come very close to Tuesday 18th November when your ruler the Sun conjuncts Saturn.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS REALITIES
I really can’t repeat this basic message too often. Be awfully careful what new territory you are entering in terms of your daughter, son, godchild or young relative. Likewise with projects or plans which are all about youth and the young. Beyond this, there may be new territory ahead which brings in issues like adoption, pregnancy, fertility and step-parenting. Your lover’s nieces, nephews or godchildren may also be on your agenda.
This may be about your heir and your spare, or other kinds of pretenders to your throne; maybe children or young adults as an entire demographic. Just be hip to what you are getting into, before you get into it. On no account expect this to be straightforward and simple. Don’t assume a fast, easy result from any of this. Be a realist, even a pessimist! That way you cover all eventualities and cover your bases, and 2015 will be a far easier ride. You will know exactly what you are getting into after Venus enters Sagittarius on Sunday 16th November when everything becomes about a two-way street. Pay particular attention to who (or what) you lock into your future near Saturday 22nd November at the New Moon in Sagittarius. There will be further discussion, news, paperwork or meetings from Friday 28th November when Mercury enters Sagittarius and you must do your level best to avoid committing yourself to future burdens, Leo. Some really good examples of this would be an adoption application or a conscious unplanned pregnancy risk. Can you deal with it in 2015?
THOSE IMPRACTICAL, PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS
With Neptune still bobbing around in Pisces, going direct in your Eighth House on Sunday 16th November, you need constant background awareness of the potential for a really confused and confusing situation with your house, apartment, possessions, money, charity and/or business interests. Why? Because you appear to have attracted a situation (or person) which is everywhere, all the time, without any boundaries or controls. Things are vague or fuzzy. Nothing is really spelled out or defined. Keep a watchful eye on Neptune because you can end up all at sea without an anchor to hold you, if you go out too far. Neptunians may be around you in this cycle; individuals or organisations who are escape artists; who do not inhabit the real world; who do not have their feet on the ground. Don’t be lured by them unless there is some kind of agreement about a return to reality every so often. Once a week should do it.
CHANGE YOUR BODY, CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Pluto in Capricorn has really put you through your paces with your food, drink, drugs, health, doctors, alternative practitioners, exercise or hospital care. Ever since the end of July you have been set up by the universe, so that nothing less than conscious transformation will suffice for you. This cycle will operate on any level it can. However it has manifested for you, the basic message is, unless you alter the habits of a lifetime and really run your own body, you will get away with nothing. There is just no way to cheat things any more, or to wriggle around. Just deal with this Pluto and Mars cycle through the uncompromising sign of Capricorn and change your life.
Virgo: November 2014
CLOSURE AND NEW BEGINNINGS
The crazy amount of delay and endurance-testing you have been put through with the internet, media, publishing or other forms of communication is nearly over. Since late 2012 when Saturn moved into Scorpio, into an area of life naturally ruled by your own planet Mercury, you have had to wait…and wait…and wait. As you are now aware, November-December is time for one last burst of hard work and sheer effort, and then there will be closure. Following this, or maybe dovetailing with it, there is a new beginning. So you are either entering a fresh phase with your role, plan or project (or the technology) or you may even cut something right out of your life, ahead of a new start for 2015. I mention all this hard work in November and December because you need a finishing line, and Christmas is it. Beyond this, the reality is, you won’t get the amazing, exciting new options you were shown with your money, business interests, house, apartment or charity unless you do the work. Those options which came your way in September or October may have seemed unlikely at the time, but you still kept nodding and smiling. Quite right too. You could actually have this thrilling and totally unprecedented future by 2016, but oddly enough, it begins with your commitment to sign off on this never-ending communication, internet, writing, publishing, media, languages, phone, computer cycle – with an intense burst of focus and energy in November.
YOUR HOUSE, FLAT, FAMILY, HOUSEHOLD, HOME TOWN, HOMELAND
Be a total realist about the decisions you are making in November and December. Property paperwork and the fine print on tenants, landlords, renting, owning, mortgages, sales, auctions and all the rest can be painful to look at, but if you can’t be bothered, at least get the best expert recommended to you and seek out some good opinions. Ditto council regulations and planned local government decisions for your area – or even wider decisions politically which will affect the country you live in. If you’re going to make big household or family decisions, spend more time inside the head of the other person before you commit. I could go on with this list, but you get the idea. Essentially I am trying to get you to head off potential obstacles in 2015 and even 2016 by pre-empting a situation now. This is the worst time in the world to be making flip, instant, lazy judgements and choices about your home, property investment, flatmate, close relative, home town or homeland. Saturn can be really hard to shake off, so even though I know some kind of choice is unavoidable in November-December, at least make that choice something that is relatively easy to live with. Become a total master/mistress of property prices, mortgage interest rates, council rates and the rest before this cycle starts. Research, research, research! Find out who your builder is and what others say. On it goes. I don’t mind a little paranoia before a big new cycle like this.
REWARDS FOR EFFORT
Basically, if you want to actually see the full rewards of that new story in your life (the one involving what you cover up from other people, or the one where you don’t get any credit) you need to put in the effort. Where is the effort now required? With children, godchildren or young relatives. With a younger generation born 20 years after you, who is connected to you for personal or professional reasons. With a lover whose younger relatives or godchildren may become part of your life. Why does all that take effort? Because Pluto is just so relentless in your horoscope right now, and what happened to you in the last eight weeks was pretty tough. Tough yet necessary. You are now finally in a position to make those changes you know you must make – or face the consequences. So just get on with it, while you have the opportunity, and bear in mind that there will be rewards. That tremendous, glittering promise attached to an invisible role or a secret pursuit can be delivered.
PINNING THE REAL WORLD DOWN
How do you pin the real world down? Well, you may want to remove any alcohol or drugs from the story. That works for a lot of people, when it comes to love, sex and commitment! There are other ways, too. Not allowing the internet to become a substitute for reality. And not allowing other fuzzy representations of the truth – the media, wishful thinking, imagination, self story-telling – to function as ‘real’ when you know very well it’s just a way of escaping. At the moment, Neptune and Chiron are preparing to turn direct in your Seventh House, which rules your great enemy, rival or opponent. This person can be a ‘partner’ in a dynamic with you, just as much as a husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend. And other ‘partners’ can be work or business based. And even be the ghosts of relationships past, or the spectre of relationships (future). The person matters less than the process, Virgo. That might surprise you to hear, but the personality and psyche of this man or woman is really less important than understanding that you must pin the real world down. He or she is just part of the hologram of recent non-reality and you need to decode what has been going on. I imagine you were really confronted by the wake-up call you had about them, or the situation, in October. You just had no idea, did you? Well, now you do. So continue to keep this real. And if it’s just reached a stage where it’s all too unreal to actually cope with, ask some hard questions.
Libra: November 2014
THE FINAL KNUCKLE-DOWN
Okay Libra, so this is the last financial knuckle-down. Or is this about your house, business interests, apartment, charity or possessions? November will be intense and relentless at times. Yet you now have solid evidence, for sure, that you can gain closure on a difficult past episode by Christmas, if you do your research and proceed with tremendous care. Beyond that, you also have something so different to look forward to. It is not what you had. But it works, and it will go on working for you, so that you never again have to be put through the insane stress of 2012, when one particular story about the money, house, company, bank, tax office, apartment and so on, really tested every fibre of your soul. The reward for knuckling down in November and December, when everything will feel like shifting granite, is pretty simple. You get to move much, much closer to enthralling possibilities involving your former, current or potential partner. Maybe even your great enemy, opponent or rival. By ‘enthralling’ I mean totally galvanising; as if you were wired up to lightning and about to break every leather strap on your wrists. Apologies for drawing on the Mary Shelley reference – it’s not personal – but we do associate the transit of Uranus with the electrical storms and also with the idea of tremendous liberation. What was floated under your nose in September or October was real. Do not think it wasn’t. You could literally have this brave new world, involving this man who affects you so much, or this woman who pushes all your buttons. First, though, your horoscope says, do the work. Get that cash, property or business story complete.
FORWARD THINKING AND THE INTERNET
Don’t overload yourself with too much internet or computer-related stuff in November, Libra. Especially if it would weigh heavily in 2015 and 2016. This also applies to media, publishing, or multimedia commitments. Keep the stakes low and keep the ‘ask’ factor really low as well. You do have freedom of choice here. You don’t actually have to take what is obviously luring you, or apparently forcing your hand. There is still time to navigate, and you urgently need to find out exactly who and what is involved, in the November pathway now suggesting itself. That pathway involves your way with words, images and ideas. I am assuming it is internet based but it may be real-world. Just don’t sign your life away. Or say yes, when you should be saying ‘Give me time to think.’ By extension this involves writing, public speaking, songwriting, signing and all other ways of being heard and read. I don’t know what you are being pulled into in late November but before you wake up in January realising what on earth you’ve gotten yourself into, do some research now.
MIRACLES AND HARD WORK
Actually, there is a miracle on offer. The person, the group or the situation walked into your life some point after July and it all got really wonderfully real in September or October. The miracle has not gone away. You can experience friendship and teamwork at the biggest and best level in 12 years. Your social life and social media can be extraordinary. People power can move mountains. Good friends can be better than the best lovers. And yet…there is hard work to get what you want, Libra. What kind of work? Well, you already know. What happened to you in the last eight weeks made it really clear you would have to change your attitude towards your house, flat, family, household, home town or homeland. In a way, you were taken over for a while. Someone or something tried to wrench your hands off the wheel. Knowing this, and experiencing it, made you realise that by November you probably would…have…to…change. Now you are in the right time and place to do this, Libra, just think of the bigger picture and the larger reward. Your friend or group.
GET SOME RULES
You just need to get some rules, basically. You didn’t have them with your daily workload, or your body, and you went totally off track in September and October, with a very recent moment of truth to wake you up. Now you may feel rather deflated or even anticipating more disappointment, but it does not have to be that way. You just need to take whomever/whatever lacks that reality function and make it function! This is very much about the work you do on a daily basis, from housework, to your job, to study, to volunteering. It also incorporates your food, exercise, doctor, drugs, drink, sleep, alternative medicine and so on. Your horoscope shows Chiron and Neptune lurching forward and so there is no better time to consciously contain and control what is going on. Rules!
Scorpio: November 2014
SUBSTITUTES FOR REALITY ARE NOT SUBSTITUTES
November is a good time to accept that a substitute for reality, especially with children, does not actually serve that purpose at all. Beyond children, the last few weeks might have been about godchildren or young relatives. Youth projects or young people’s needs. Relationships which could easily bring your lover’s younger family members or godchildren into your life. Neptune, Chiron and Salacia have been in this zone of your chart all year, and what happened to you in September and October really muddied the waters. In other words, you were plunging into a little episode with zero reality function and an awful lot of guesswork or supplied imagination. As you were uncomfortably shown the way things actually were (or the way people actually were) in October, you are now in a position to make sure some things never happen again. For a start, you should be far more enthusiastic to pin people and situations down. Ideas and notions are great, but what nails them to planet earth? We all like to dream, but what is it that actually makes dreams come real? Some Scorpio parents have issues around children, drugs or alcohol and this is the right time to jump on them. I mention this because Neptune rules substances, and substances alter reality. I don’t know how this cycle has manifested for you, Scorpio, but you do need to really rein in what has been going on and this time, keep it firmly in check with a constant reminder that This Is Not A Reality Substitute. This will help anything from a next-generation role you have, to a relationship with a child.
BARGAINING WITH THE FUTURE
What was suggested to you, or even outright offered, in October, has enthralled you. This could make an exciting difference to the future, in terms of your working life, but also your lifestyle, incorporating all your body’s wants and needs. Uranus in Aries and his recent link with Jupiter in Leo has made so much more seem possible for 2015, 2016 and beyond. You really are bargaining with the future, though, because if you want this new arrangement to become a reality, you have to do some serious hard work for the next eight weeks. This will involve long overdue work on the ‘me’ issues which cover your label, reputation, personal appearance and brand. Of course I am not telling you something you don’t already know. But it can be useful to know that your horoscope is synching up with your own determination. Try to create time and space in your life so you can focus completely on what needs to be fixed up, sorted out and finalised about yourself. Then you can really start seriously speculating about what how this thrilling change in direction would manifest.
BEING BULLIED OR BEING GUIDED?
Are you being bullied or being guided? Probably both. Clearly, you have a long way to go, if you want to get on track with your internet life, writing, media commitments, public speaking, language skills, publishing involvements, and the rest. For most Scorpios this relentless Pluto cycle has been about computers and the web, full stop. However it is showing up in your life, you were subjected to someone or something, in the last few weeks, which felt like a takeover. You were corralled or herded into a situation you went along with – because you suspected it would be good for you – but now you are at the next crucial stage, you have to sort out some issues. Those issues revolve around natural resentment at being controlled or pushed. Beyond that, an equal serious concern came up, since late July, which means you now realise just how precious it is to be heard and read. To get your message across as you want and need. And how you must never take that for granted. Try to move beyond the idea that the universe (or its representatives) are bullying you or even guiding you. You are actually guiding yourself. Your soul got you into this. So get on with it.
PREPARING FOR 2015 AND 2016
Saturn is going to land you in financial, business, property or charity situations in the next year, possibly even the next two years, which are hard to extricate yourself from. As you are being put at a crossroads in November please choose your future carefully. Don’t be blind to what others have gone through in your situation and if you have to err on the side of pessimism or cynicism, great. Far better to take a hard-nosed approach to the bank, your income, your debts, the property market, the realities of the economy/your tenants/your landlord than to just be Pollyanna. Be particularly hip to whatever goes in writing in the second half of November and read the fine print; get an expert second opinion. Hop onto internet forums regarding tax, loans and so on. Be prepared.
Your November horoscope might seem a little hardline, because of the impact Pluto and Saturn are having on your life. Yet there are rewards. Promotion, awards, business breakthroughs, outstanding personal success, exceptional results – all is possible. You even had a taster already, since Jupiter moved into Leo mid-year. You know you’re better off, and you’ve gone up a few notches. Trust your horoscope. There can and will be more. As in more, more, more. But to get what you want and deserve, you must utterly transform the way you communicate. That means looking not only at your life online, but at your ‘voice’ across all mediums and media. It’s time.
Sagittarius: November 2014
THE END OF THE ROAD
You might have thought the end of the road would be a final sprint. Instead, it seems you must spend November trawling through the last challenges involved with your cover-up job, or your invisible role. Your big secret or your classified file. Your uncredited, unseen, unacknowledged role or your intensely private world. This has been such an epic story for two years now. You are miles away from where you were in 2012 and it has changed you. Despite this, you have achieved an awful lot. And now you can have some completion. With any kind of completion like this, there is also a new beginning, and it must seem that as you are nearing the end of one road, you can see the new one stretching up ahead of you. November requires maximum effort and December too, yet from Christmas you will be able to say ‘Well, that was history’ and close the book.
The trade-off in November is pretty simple. If you sort out what lies beneath – what nobody else can really see or know about you – then 2015 and 2016 could take you on a really exciting new journey with children. This also applies to godchildren or younger relatives, like nieces or nephews. Your lover (or future lover’s) younger family members or godchildren could also become part of your world. There are also purely professional or part-time involvements with the next generation to pursue; those born 20 years or more after you. Uranus in Aries is promising you all this, since September, when a particular vision was first suggested to you. You know for a fact it could all come true, no later than the end of 2015, but you also have to make the trade. So the trade, in November, is dealing with the psychological or emotional challenges of actually drawing a hard line under what went down with your big secret or your invisible role since 2012 and finishing up.
PLANNING YOUR ME AGENDA
November accelerates the new beginning for your name, reputation, personal appearance, label or niche in the world. Don’t go too fast though. Compare notes with other people. Do your research. Saturn in Sagittarius will be around a long time and you do not want to make a mistake now that would involve a very long, drawn-out process next year. Or unnecessary learning experiences that you would give anything to avoid! Saturn is not the bogeyman. It’s basically just a cycle where everything is frozen. Nothing changes, moves or progresses. It sits there. Consequently, because this is about the way you look or appear, you may want to be super-sure that what is sitting there, immovably, is something you can live with. If you can’t live with cosmetic surgery you dislike, or some kind of public relations relaunch you are not happy with – or anything else – don’t go there.
THE BIG GLOBAL PICTURE
Just to reassure you – the big global picture is still out there, waiting for you. You were quite right to have faith in the person, place, plan or organisation which appeared from mid-year and is now such a wonderful part of your potential future. This completely *will* see you travelling, studying, publishing, writing, teaching or just living in a much better way. As you just found out in October, though, you are going to have to profoundly alter the way you earn money, spend it or save it. And beyond that, your approach towards your house, business interests, possessions or apartment. This is such a drastic rewrite of your life story it’s insane but let’s just say you already had a little practise in the last few months and those small but certain steps are the right ones. Keep going.
Capricorn: November 2014
FINANCIAL, PROPERTY, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ROLL
You’ve had a couple of doors open to expansion since October. One was forced and not that comfortable for you. You probably feel as if you have to take a giant leap to get out of a situation you are not happy with – yet ironically it could help you grow financially, or in terms of your business interests, house or flat. The other situation is just so easy to love. You are basically being given unconditional, generous largesse from a person, group or organisation which is there to help you have more, do more and become more. Just one rule. Until you transform the way you look and appear (and you know you want to, deep down) nothing will really happen as it should. There seem to be some fairly high stakes there, with your image, as Mars and Pluto go through Capricorn together. Yet once you make these required changes, doors open all over the place.
THE INTERNET IS NOT THE REAL WORLD: CHECK
You entered into a fairly special space online in September, and quickly became used to inhabiting this other world. It may have been YouTube, Twitter, or some other corner of the web. Now you realise how inappropriate it is to treat online communication as a real connection. It is just a version of it! This also applies to the media and publishing, which for some Capricorns have served the same function; throughout September and most of October they functioned as a lovely escape from reality (yet, to your cost, you may have fallen for the illusion that they were ‘the world’ rather than just an approximation of it). Since the big wake-up call in the second half of October you are now far more savvy and clued-in to the way communication should work in your life. And it really begins with some parameters, rules, regulations, boundaries, checks and fences. And just keep pinching yourself because words are words, and pictures are pictures, but reality is so different.
RECONSTRUCTING YOUR NAME OR LOOK
This Mars and Pluto transit through your own sign is pretty relentless, Capricorn. The stakes are now really high and you cannot afford to go too much longer without drastically altering your approach to your wardrobe, hair, reputation, label, name and so on – these things are just packaging or profiling, but your horoscope says October cranked up the importance of what might, at other times, seem so superficial. The ‘me’ stuff is actually a thing. And it’s a thing you now (finally) have the time, space and opportunity to transform. It just wasn’t right before – nothing came together – yet in November you have zero excuses for not knuckling down for something of a rebirth.
You may (or may not) be part of Google Circles, but the principle still applies to your horoscope this month. You have an inner circle of friends. Another circle overlaps that – including acquaintances and potential new friends. Another circle sits on top of this one, and it concerns the groups, clubs, teams, bands, associations, societies, associations and all the rest that bind you to the collective. You are now required to do some more work, so that you can get to Christmas Day and realise that 2013 and 2014 are now receding into the distance and the tremendous stoicism, patience and endurance are no longer required. Believe it or not, there will come a time early in 2015 when you realise that there is no big deal about friendship, groups, your social life or social media. That you no longer have to suppress certain feelings just to get by. November is the signing-off process.
YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR PLACE – THE EXPERIMENT
You have one final situation to ditch where your house, flat, home town, homeland, family or household is concerned. By December this will happen if you apply the necessary effort and it will be worth it, Capricorn; you will be free. Another, quite different, story is far more enticing and exhilarating. This involves taking various daydreams and discussions from September and October much further. The end point might be late 2015, 2016 or beyond, but there is no time like the present to make solid steps in that direction. Your sense of ‘my people’ or ‘my place’ is being reshaped with every day that goes past, yet it is the thrilling possibilities ahead, thanks to some recent and remarkable developments, that keep you on the path. Just remember that the occasional act of revolution, rebellion or maybe the need for radical reform is part of that path. You can’t really have it both ways, Capricorn. If you want to relocate, renovate, reshuffle the family, rearrange the household, reshape your home town or homeland – you absolutely have to deal with instability too.
Aquarius: November 2014
YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE
It may seem like the last labour of Hercules to you, but you can get there from here. You will hit the end of a long, long cycle when your career, university life or voluntary role was just one big stretch after another. The cycle just doesn’t pop into oblivion, though. The ending begins with the hard work you do in November, when some fairly relentless aspects, or patterns, start to build in your chart. This is really a case of ‘head down, get on with it’ and if you just slog through, doing what you know is wise, and well-advised, you will wake up on Christmas Day feeling very, very differently about your position in the world and also your ambitions. Of course, the universe throws you little encouragements along the way. For example – back in September or October you were shown what might be possible on the internet, with publishing, the media or other channels for your voice – or platforms for your words. This excited you though it seemed wholly and wildly out of the box. After all, certain outcomes were never on your agenda. As you slowly get used to the idea, though, you should be able to join the dots. Basically, if you sort out the career, university or volunteering question and plough through what is required, you will then be in the right space for 2015 and 2016 to pursue what was floated past you, regarding a thrilling new way to be heard or read.
FRIENDS AND GROUPS ALERT
Look, you can’t avoid Saturn in your Eleventh House of friends and groups. But you can minimise the issues. How do you do that? By refusing to become all bound up with something (or someone) which could end up weighing far too heavily on you, next year. You will be drawn in a particular direction with this group, friend, social media or other circle in the second half of November. It is really important that you are a total realist about all the scenarios, though. Some friends come with real emotional or psychological demands – it is more than a friendship. Some groups really do restrict you, and test you – no matter if they are political parties or ukelele orchestras. So be a realist, to the point of being an arch pessimist, and see where things might take you. Then avoid, avoid.
Everyone wants the perfect partnership, don’t they? Except you. You are smarter than that, because you know that a friendship or the people power within a community, can be just as ‘perfect’ if such a thing exists. Weirdly, now that you are up for a more demanding period with your social life or old friends – not to mention your tribes – the universe is compensating by telling you, that by 2015, you really could have a fantastic double-act in your life. There are so many ways to build this. You can choose a marriage or de facto relationship, or a business duet or a professional double-act. You can select a partnership where neither of you lives full-time with each other, but still feels the love. You can also have a partnership, of sorts, with your ex – or a relationship with someone you never shag, but ultimately may! Aquarians are ruled by Uranus, the planet of the wild, weird, wired and wonderful so you never try to box in their emotional lives as an astrologer; it is a grave mistake. Jupiter in your partnership zone is definitely selling you the message, though. If you want this – or him – or her – you can have it all. Truly. You are already several kilometres down the highway with this one. What will it take, to go further? Well, you need to utterly transform a part of yourself or your life which is secret, hidden from view, submerged, mysterious and all the rest. And only you know what that is. And only you can change it. Lord knows you now have enough reasons. October was relentless; it was the month you actually longed to transform. And now you can.
AVOIDING FLAKEY, RUNNING FROM FUZZY
Avoid the flakey, run from the fuzzy. This is your money, house, business, charity, possessions or apartment after all. It is your security and your wealth, one day. You appear to have been lured into the most enticing escape from reality in September and October. With a sharp wake-up call, just in the last 2-3 weeks. It seems you were dealing with someone who did not inhabit terra firma. Their feet were not on the ground. Their head was in an altered space. Or maybe there was a whole organisation (like a bank, or a tax department) like that. Even more commonly in this kind of Neptune transit, you may have been blindly entering into a set-apart space in life, where nothing was remotely real-world. It’s typical of Neptune that you don’t realise this at the time; the person you are speaking to about big property moves turns out to be a different kettle of fish later; the dreamy new business possibilities being floated don’t actually have anything to do with normal life. Aquarius, you were right and royally caught out by things, but it can be different now. Just be hip to the pattens of others, especially if those patterns involve departing reality. And visualise concrete. Truly. You also need to zero in on boundaries. Those fuzzy, hazy, ever-blurring lines between what is yours, theirs, his or hers need to be nailed really clearly and those boundary lines, adhered to. This is textbook advice for Neptune turning direct in Pisces, in your Second House of cash/ownership. Sure, you can float, and drift, but you know from October how hard the dry-land crash can be.
Pisces: November 2014
INSISTING ON REAL
You, of all people, are the ultimate non-real, unreal citizen of the zodiac. Yet you must insist on ‘real’ when it comes to the way you look or appear. Understanding what you learned from September and October, and how confusing and confused matters of image can become, is helpful. You were led into an odd, though enticing, chapter in your life where your label, reputation, personal appearance or name meant reality left the room. Just in the last few weeks you have been slapped with what that reality actually was, all along, where you were concerned. And by ‘you’ I mean, you, you, you in the most intensely personal way, because this is about your profile or your packaging. How do you stop it from happening again? Easy. With yourself and others, insist on real, every time you get that creeping sensation that it’s on the way out again.
TRAVEL WITHOUT ANGST
From Christmas, you will travel without angst. I mean literal travel, but also travel in the mind. That involves using the internet, writing, publishing, teaching and studying. It also involves the intellectual journeys you take when you deal with different nationalities, cultures or regions to your own. Anyone looking at your chart since 2013 can see why you still wince on the inside over a particular episode. And you could hardly say you’ve been able to travel – geographically or mentally – as you once did, without giving it a second thought. This cycle is now rapidly approaching its end, though. And if you want that clear, easy road next year, you must now make a list of tasks and cross them off. You have about four or five things to do, by Christmas, and maybe some late chores in January, but as conditions will be so much easier then anyway, any late completion won’t drive you crazy. Just get out the notebook or the computer. Make the list. Do the homework. Find out the realities. Cross one thing off after another. This is such an un-Pisces thing to do, it’s insane, but it really, truly is worth it. Why? Apart from anything else, you were shown a really thrilling new financial, property, business or charity possibility in the last few weeks which you know you want to pursue. But you can’t pursue any of it, until you’ve truly nailed this foreign, regional, internet, publishing or educational concern in November and that means w-o-r-k.
SUCCESS AND SATURN
Your success in life may involve your career, or your life as a student. Alternatively you may define success by a voluntary role, or through work that is unpaid. You need to be highly strategic about all this in the second half of November, because around Christmas, Saturn will move into your success zone, bringing his usual round of hard learning experiences and delayed processes. How do you soften that? Easy. You make highly conscious choices in late November so that you do not just stumble into something that will be too hard for you, next year. If you are going to quit a job, or take one, do some research. Compare notes, ask around, get things in writing and fully explained. That is just one example. You can’t really run from Saturn. Either way you are going to have to be utterly stoic about some aspect of your work or study next year. However, you can micro-manage the cycle so that the stakes are as low as they can possibly be and what you face, is really not that great.
YOUR FABULOUS NEW LIFESTYLE
Your fabulous new lifestyle is not a given. It is a promise. But you have seen and heard enough since September to know this could be real. It would vastly improve the way you work and live, and also take your relationship with your body into the most wonderful new phase. So how do you get the treasure? You dive for it. And you dive for it by doing what you know you oughta, shoulda, coulda. This directly involves a group or a friend. Maybe even a group involving a friend. You were pushed and shoved into making an attempt at change in October. You no doubt disliked it. But you also knew it was right, and proper, and so you put one foot in front of the other with this person, or this network, and did what was required. Way beyond that, though, you must do more. Unless you do more and go for what would actually give you control over your own life, nothing will really pan out as it should. Oh, you’ll get some kind of result in terms of your lifestyle, body or workload, but not the wow factor reward Jupiter wants you to have, by mid 2015. So accept the challenge in November and really do this thing, Pisces. Transform yourself, the friendship and the circle of people. Understand how much power you potentially always had access to and don’t kick yourself for leaving it this late, just get on with it and become who you are meant to be. At last. You’ll see small, satisfying results for every week you get on with it, then by January it really could be a new year.
Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.