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Your weekly horoscope from Jessica Adams, astrology columnist for Australian Women’s Weekly, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar and Get the Gloss.

Your Horoscope November 24th through 30th

Astrologer’s Diary

Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods, makes two big moves this week. On Wednesday 26th November at 2.36am in London, he conjuncts Saturn in Scorpio, the sign which rules banks, world economies and the sharemarkets. On Friday 28th November at 2.25am, he changes signs to Sagittarius, where Saturn will also follow him on Tuesday 23rd December. Sagittarius is the sign which rules airlines and all forms of air travel, from round-world trips to space tourism. Nothing ever comes out of thin air in astrology. Even though media headlines sometimes make it appear as if a dramatic event has just come from nowhere, by retracing the planetary patterns it is possible to find out when an issue started, and even why it began. The heavy reality check the world is due to take about airlines, aeroplanes and space tourism in the final week of December, owes a great deal to the situation which will be set up after Friday 28th November so we should all be reading the fine print and asking more questions, because this is a global issue. As for the Saturn-Mercury conjunction in Scorpio, on or very close to Wednesday 26th November we will all have to live in the real world, financially, and deal with what is there – not what we want.

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Aries: 24-30 November 2014

Aries, there is a lot to be said for asking penetrating questions this week. What you hear or read near Wednesday 26th November has such a huge impact on your money, house, business interests, charity, possessions or apartment that it should not be taken at face value. The Getting of Wisdom is a great book, but also a good description of what must now happen. You cannot actually sign off from this episode correctly until you communicate and connect – at least as far as you are able – and discover what the realities actually are, particularly in the context of 2015. The tremendous weight you feel in regard to all of this will vanish in about one month from now, so consider this week’s hard mental tasks to be part of that slow release. You just have to get on with it! The other key issue this week is the growing emphasis on travel, foreign connections, regional ties, education, publishing, the internet and academia. A meeting or important piece of correspondence will be in your diary at any point from Friday 28th November, but you must anticipate all the likely scenarios for next year, as going in blind is not your best move right now. Again, questions are the answer, ironically enough. Find out what you absolutely have to know.


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Taurus: 24-30 November 2014

Taurus, you have had to deal with two revelations about (or for) your partner in recent weeks which have made you feel that everything must be done according to the limitations of the situation. This also applies to your former or potential partner; the sense of being restricted is very real and you no doubt wish life would be faster and easier. Should you have a particular opponent, rival or enemy, then this difficult man or impossible woman has been at the heart of this new, ‘No options’ atmosphere and you probably need an energy top-up by this stage of the month. In actual fact, the energy will come from the certain knowledge that this is the last time in years you will ever have to deal with an episode like this! The Mercury-Saturn conjunction on Wednesday 26th November is decisive. Decisions must be made. Discussions must be had. Things must go in writing. If you are ever going to get to the end of one particular story, then you must find out as much as you possibly can; what do you have to lose by asking questions? The entry of Mercury into your financial, tax, banking, charity, business and property zone on Friday 28th November is a clear reminder that you must read the fine print on documents and agreements which will affect your life in 2015 and even as far ahead as 2016. Do not get yourself into something you later wish it was easier to extract yourself from.


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Gemini: 24-30 November 2014

Gemini, your ruling planet Mercury makes two important aspects this week. First of all he conjuncts Saturn in an area of your horoscope where you must provide a service for others, and do your duty through your daily workload. This horoscope zone also describes your body and the way your physical being affects your capacity for work. After this Mercury moves into your opposite sign of Sagittarius, but more on that in a moment. The news or discussion midweek seems likely to give you a very small canvas to paint on. You must do your best with what you are being given, and what you are  being given is hardly likely to inspire or excite you. Saturn does not operate like that. Instead, you just have to put your head down and get on with what you can, no doubt with your Keep Calm and Carry On mug by your side. You have no idea how liberated and exhilarated you will feel, in January 2015, when at last one monkey is off your back. Monkey? It’s more like a ten-ton gorilla, but you will be working, living and looking after yourself very differently within weeks. The arrival of your ruling planet in Sagittarius is a reminder to be sharply aware of what you are setting up with (or for) your partner. This applies to former and potential partners too. I would also put enemies, rivals and opponents into that category. Whatever is going in writing, in particular, needs close scrutiny, as arrangements and agreements which affect 2015 and possibly 2016 could weigh very heavily, in a way you are not aware of now. Read the fine print.


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Cancer: 24-30 November 2014

Cancer, the Mercury-Saturn conjunction in Scorpio on Wednesday 26th November only underlines the realities of being someone’s parent, someone’s godparent, someone’s aunt or uncle. There are some truths about these roles which are so well-known that they enter the realms of cliche, but this is your life, and you must live it. Turning to the experiences of others and their hard-won wisdom may help you; even something as innocuous as an internet forum may help you. It’s useful to know that other parents, godparents, aunts and uncles have been there before you. Some Cancerians have no interest in breeding, but put their heart and soul into work, or voluntary work, that benefits children and young adults. For you, the role or project is clearly the talking point. There are also serious sexual relationships which may be hit by this Mercury-Saturn conjunction; the kind that could make you an aunt or uncle, if your partner was to marry you – or the kind that could lead to pregnancy, were the condom or pill to let you down. This tremendously heavy atmosphere, so leaden and loaded all the time, will melt away at Christmas. For now, you must do what you must do. The week ends with a reminder from Mercury that everything you set up about your working life in 2015 right now, could be made without full awareness. So ask questions. Lots of them. Don’t sign anything until then.


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Leo: 24-30 November 2014

Leo, the planet Mercury changes signs to Sagittarius on Friday 28th November, which rules your son, daughter, niece, nephew or godchild. If you volunteer or work in a field where children and young adults are the demographic, then Mercury may turn his attentions there, instead. There are also serious sexual relationships which could lead to marriage (instant aunt or uncle status to a younger generation), or the rather obvious routes of pregnancy, adoption, step-parenting and so on. You will soon know what the issue is likely to be, as the e-mails, media items or telephone calls will begin shortly after Friday, and it looks as though December is a month of reckoning, when so much of the next 12 months will be set up. It is extremely important that you are fully aware and completely informed before you make decisions you will have to live with – and how – so promise yourself you will skip assumptions and wishful thinking and stick to some fairly gritty and no-nonsense enquiries. This week also sees a decisive Mercury-Saturn conjunction on Wednesday 26th November which helps your rapid closure with an issue which has dragged on for months, affecting your relative, home town, flat, house, homeland or household. Perhaps it’s even dragged on for years (Saturn entered this zone of your chart in late 2012). This ain’t no disco, to quote Talking Heads. It’s certainly no party. It’s a Saturn Event, and they are about as frothy and fun as an elephant sitting on a Mini Cooper. The elephant will get off the car eventually. For now, just talk. And talk.


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Virgo: 24-30 November 2014

Virgo, your ruling planet Mercury also has rulership over Gemini, and it may be that you, along with the other Virgo and Gemini people you know, are more affected by this week’s planetary activity than other signs. This is certainly going to be a week when the penny drops. You have already had a couple of moments of truth, in relation to your internet, publishing, media or multimedia interests – or perhaps in more basic forms of communication, relating to the telephone, public speaking, language differences and so on. What happens on or very close to Wednesday 26th November is another penny dropping. In fact, it will clang rather heavily. You need to know, though! You need to know exactly what is and is not possible, so you can put one foot in front of the other and proceed to closure. This will happen very close to Christmas Eve, as Father Christmas is speeding across the sky with his reindeer. The week ends with Mercury’s arrival in your Fourth House, which rules your home town, homeland, house, apartment, family members or household. Before you leap into handshake agreements, or signatures, be aware that you need more information. You need the benefits of internet forums, books by experts, homespun wisdom and experience from others who have been in your situation – and so on. There are some decisions you may not want to make. Look into it, before you lock up your life for 2015 and possibly 2016. If something or someone feels rather heavy to you now, be a realist about the weight you’ll carry next year.


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Libra: 24-30 November 2014

Libra, there is a popular misconception about astrology, popular in Indian culture in particular, that it is somehow a fixed and immovable creature, with total control over your destiny and an iron grip on your fate. This is a load of rubbish. Astrology is rather like an astrolabe on a ship, or a giant compass, which reveals the currents of time and the alternative journeys you might take. Awareness is everything. Just by reading your horoscope now, you are shaping your own future with full tilt consciousness. The projects and plans in front of you after Friday 28th November may involve the internet, or more traditional forms of communication – the hand-written or spoken word, perhaps. As you steer your boat towards 2015 you need to be utterly honest with yourself about people, ideas, organisations or situations which you already know could be hard work. There is nothing inescapable about your fate. You seem to be under the illusion that you have locked yourself in. You haven’t. You can change or modify this. And if you ask enough insightful questions, you may even obtain answers that encourage you to walk away. Everything is negotiable after Friday! The week is marked by a Mercury-Saturn conjunction on Wednesday 26th November which encourages you to see these new tasks with your money, business interests, charity or property as the final stitches on a heavy tapestry. This particular piece of work makes the Bayeux look like Fuzzy Felt. Keep stitching and working the fabric of your life. You’ll discard this in around four weeks.


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Scorpio: 24-30 November 2014

Scorpio, events do not just drop into your life from nowhere. What you are now contemplating in terms of your money, house, business, flat, company, charity or possessions had its roots back in May or September, when wheels began to turn and you began taking a particular journey. Since then you have come to know the situation, organisation or people rather better and you are now know what you’re dealing with. Or do you? Your horoscope suggests that you’re still not entirely up to speed with who or what you may be letting yourself in for, next year. Mercury changes signs on Friday 28th November, giving you ample time to find out. In fact, December should be set aside for the deepest questioning and the most thorough and realistic appraisal of what might be waiting for you next year. It’s not too late to pull out. There is no law against it (or if there is, at least you can negotiate it in December, before Saturn changes signs at Christmas). Perhaps all that is required is a different sort of promise, or a revised understanding. What else is going on now? Saturn’s last gasp in Scorpio, your own sign, has already confronted you with two wake-up calls about your reputation, label, name or personal appearance. You know, as a result of this, that there will be more to come. That’s fine. Having come this far, you are more than ready to do whatever it takes, to sign off on one episode.


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Sagittarius: 24-30 November 2014

Sagittarius, it can be harder to deal with Saturn in the Twelfth House of your solar chart than any other cycle, because it is so very difficult to share your private burdens with anybody else. Because you have been covering up a very heavy secret for such a long time, or dealing with a role which others don’t really see – let alone understand or recognise properly – everything has been an internal matter for you. You can share other things in your life with sympathetic friends or intimate confidantes, but not this! Fortunately, the Saturn cycle is breaking as you read this, and you have already seen one or two developments in recent days, which make it very clear this is the end game. Once you accept what cannot be changed, you know what you have to work with. You also need to remember that the future will be utterly different. The game will change. Your options will open up again. In some ways you have to park one particular saga in 2014 and leave it there, but over the long-term, you could surprise yourself at how easy it is to return to something which was once so very restrictive and difficult and do something new with it. What else is unfolding in your chart this week? Mercury enters Sagittarius on Friday 28th November. Make December decisions about your personal appearance, reputation or name very cautiously and find out exactly what is involved.


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Capricorn: 24-30 November 2014

Capricorn, your ruling planet Saturn forms a conjunction to Mercury on Wednesday 26th November. On that day, or very close to it, you will need to take the bare bones of the situation involving a friend, or a group, and work with what you’ve got. You may be able to return to certain issues, set-ups or people later on, either in 2015 or 2016, and approach things in a new way. By then the atmosphere will have lifted and certain events will be out of the way. For now, though, the priority has to be finding closure at Christmas. You have so many other priorities (and some are wildly exciting and enthralling) that you cannot really afford to keep labouring away on a situation that you did not choose. Oh, you might have chosen the surface elements, back in 2013 – but you certainly did not sign up for the kind of saga you have been confronted with this year. Do what you must, and then set aside time and energy for another few tasks, before you leave this behind you. After Friday Mercury will change signs to Sagitttarius which rules your Twelfth House. Look very closely at what is submerged in yourself or your world. What is invisible to others, unless they peer into your hidden depths. Scrutinise your own mysteries and enigmas. This is where you have been gently lowering yourself into a situation you already tried to escape from once. Your reasons were valid, but they were not the real reasons at all. Your soul was warning you about a great weight you needed to avoid carrying, and your soul was right. Now, look at what lies below the surface in yourself, or in your life, and be ruthlessly honest about what 2015 might involve as a result. You can pull back from this. Change it. Or just walk away.


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Aquarius: 24-30 November 2014

Aquarius, you must now be utterly practical about your career, charity role, non-profit work or university commitments. You only have so much time and energy available for this, and although the events of the last week or two have cranked up the drama and intensity, it is also true that you have other fish to fry. Ask yourself what you could achieve, between now and Christmas, that you would be satisfied by, and even proud of. Of course you’re going to have to work very hard, and put up with all sorts of restrictions, limitations, waiting games and obstacles. That is in the nature of this Saturn cycle. Yet, there are ways to do all that, without squeezing every last drop from your soul. And yes, you should still be able to walk away from this with a sense of completion, at Christmas. The new story in your life (well, new since the middle of 2014) involves a friend or group. Perhaps both. You walked into this without any deep knowledge of who or what was involved, and the early stages were about assumptions rather than realities. Now you have had a taste of reality (already) and found yourself dealing with someone, or something, rather heavy. That old hippy word from the 1960’s is actually quite apposite for the new Saturn cycle you are facing. Them Heavy People is a great Kate Bush song, while we are talking about quaint hippy notions, but in this instance, ‘heavy’ means human beings who clang when they walk. Who are heavy-nova, to quote Kylie. Who don’t exactly spring onto the dance floor and fling themselves around. Did you know you can pull out? How would that make you feel? If you don’t want to pull out, just make sure you lighten the load for yourself before it’s too hard to shift.


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Pisces: 24-30 November 2014

Pisces, you are experiencing two levels of Saturn in Scorpio at the moment. One level involves the concept of teaching and learning. Instruction and education. The exchange of knowledge. None of it has given you an easy ride. You have had one waiting game after another, or been hit by people, places or organisations which are ridiculously stuck. This is the kind of cycle when you hit Jobsworths – pedants who are so enslaved by their systems that they lack the imagination or intuition to make the right decisions. You, of course, know what those decisions are! Yet, in this week of all weeks, the whole business of information and knowledge exchange has to be taken on the chin, because you seem very likely to be facing situations which are utterly restrictive and severely limiting. Try to be mature about this. No, life is not a picnic – sometimes you have to eat egg sandwiches on a bus. Beyond the knowledge exchange which forms one layer of this cycle, there are also very specific issues about your regional or international travel, your use of the internet (with all its mental travelling), your digital or traditional publishing, your belief system – and your relationship with people from different nationalities and backgrounds. What you decide this week, helps you gain closure by Christmas. That’s a promise. And for your next task, you must scan the fine print on new professional, university or non-profit sector undertakings, so you do not over-burden yourself in 2015. That paperwork will be with you in the next  few weeks.



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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Your Horoscope November 17th through 23rd

Astrologer’s Diary

As predicted last week, with all that intense focus on the sign of Scorpio, a big merger or closure was in the air. This, from USA TODAY – “Yahoo! shareholders urge AOL CEO Tim Armstrong to consider merger.” One prediction came true, to the day, three years after you saw it on this website. Back on October 17th 2011, this story went up on The Astrology Show – Wall Street Crisis Christmas 2014.  Here is an extract – “Look at the road from November 12 2014 to Christmas. It is intense. It is stressful. And astrologers and astrologically savvy financiers should watch it carefully. The trends  begin about six weeks before Christmas 2014. On 12 November…” On the same day, the BBC News reported SIX BANKS FINED £2.6 BILLION BY REGULATORS. And it’s not over yet. Traders’ attempted manipulation of foreign exchange rates is one story that will run – all the way to Christmas. This Financial Times front page says it all, and I’m going to continue that prediction into November 17th-23rd, because nothing is stopping for the banks, any time soon. Or for Wall Street.

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Aries: 17-23 November 2014

Aries, if you know you have horoscope factors in Pisces (check here) then Neptune’s direct motion in that sign this week, will affect you very personally. It can help to stay grounded, so long walks in the park, boring gardening or housework chores and a certain wariness about alcohol and drugs may assist. No matter what your personal chart looks like, it’s now time to seriously address what you cover up and hide from other people in a clandestine or even sneaky way. It is also time (on higher moral ground) to focus harder on roles you play behind the scenes, where others are the name or face, and you are virtually undetected. On a more neutral note there may be classified information or confidential concerns for you. Neptune requires reining in. Now you know who and what you are dealing with, you are in a position to pull sharply away from a path you were on, just a few weeks ago, or to alter it somewhat. The key to this week is being utterly realistic about people, organisations and situations which aren’t real-world at all. I also need to mention the choices you are making about travelling, teaching, studying, publishing, writing or involving yourself more deeply with another region, nationality or culture. Don’t just stumble into this, because in 5-6 weeks the repercussions of whatever you’re entering into now will be more serious and demanding than you can see now. The trick with a new Saturn transit is to be wide-awake about what or whom you are drawing more closely to you, and the best way to head off issues before they ever happen.


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Taurus: 17-23 November 2014

Taurus, only you can decide if your friend (or your group of friends and acquaintances) is a total and welcome trip – or a shambles waiting to happen. This is the week to isolate the issues and look at them in the clear light of day, because your horoscope suggests you are around a man who has difficulty getting real, or a woman who is all over the place. Collectively, of course, there may be a team, society, association, club or similar network of people which is about as organised as an aquarium when the fish food goes in. Trying to pin down people who are heavily Neptunian or Piscean (a classic hallmark of this cycle) is like trying to tap a goldfish with your finger. You can get close, but there is something so slippery, so darting, so elusive and so defiantly un-catchable about some of your friends and groups now, you need other tactics. Being highly conscious of his/her/their world and fitting your own needs around it, is a good idea. You do the ring-fencing, containment and control and eventually these people just have to live within the parameters and boundaries you set. I don’t think the personalities involved, or the structure, is ever going to be of this world – but a parallel reality can be interesting for you, as long as it’s in check. What else is going on now? The slow build-up to Saturn in your finance, tax, business, precious possessions, charity and property sector is worth watching. You know there could be issues next year. And you know you have choices. Now, how can you program the future before it happens, so the stakes are suitably low?


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Gemini: 17-23 November 2014

Gemini, you now have two major trends affecting your daily workload, your professional ambition, your academic career, your social mountaineering and your ideas about service and duty, as opposed to personal advancement. Those trends lock into each other seamlessly. One is about the need to get very, very real about a situation which has dragged for too long. The other is about understanding the way certain people, departments or organisations operate (chaotically, or approaching borderline chaos) and factoring it into your year-end plans. Neptune is direct this week, on the midheaven of your solar chart, which is where you get to the top, or try to hang onto your place on the professional, corporate, university or business ladder (sometimes non-profit too). You are never going to change him, her, them or it as you wish. But you can do trade-offs and compromises. Expecting some kind of magic-wand transformation where those who are messy, vague, forgetful or just hopelessly untethered to reality to improve is futile. However, you can insist on some kind of system or structure, or even just start building it around them. Think of this as an ocean net. An enclosure, which satisfies you, at the same time that it allows him, her or them to go on as usual. At least you will know where you stand and where the limits are! This week also ushers in more activity in your opposite sign of Sagittarius, ruling your opposite number (in love or work) and also any opposition (rivals or opponents). It is worth repeating. What and who you usher into your life now, will weigh very heavily on you next year, so you must be completely conscious of who and what you are embracing and what is involved.


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Cancer: 17-23 November 2014

Cancer, you appear to have been woken up to the full-thrust reality of travelling, studying, teaching, publishing, using the internet – or dealing with different regions, cultures and nationalities. Maybe a combination of all that, as the Ninth House can be quite intricate. The reason for the reality check about the total non-reality of the situation, is Neptune’s direct motion in your Ninth House. It has taken a while, but at last your eyes are open. The next question is, do you retain the plans, people, projects or pursuits – or do you run away screaming? The truth is, Neptune situations and people can be very inviting. When it all gets too real and basic out there (too mundane, too gritty, too ordinary) you can always dive headlong into these little escapes, or embrace those who offer a genuine alternative to the everyday. As always with Neptune transits, the trick is management. The trip, course, workshop, book, website has to be shaped and crafted so it’s a good fit for your real-world existence. You might say the same for this regional, interstate, international or foreign connection. Make it work for you. I don’t think you can alter the essential nature or approach of those involved, or the actual structure of the journey, qualification or project, because it is what it is. But you can certainly assert your right to make him, her, them or ‘this’ function in your life. The other issue now is your body or your daily workload. You’re fully aware now of a fork in the road in your destiny. You can go left, right or just get off the road. As with every Saturn cycle (and you have a major Saturn cycle on the way) you benefit by asking more questions, entertaining more outcomes, projecting more seriously and fully into the future. If there is paperwork, trawl it like a professional. Or get a professional. In all cases, be a realist, even if you have to be a pessimist, about what 2015 involves.


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Leo: 17-23 November 2014

With Neptune now direct, or moving forward, and about to square Venus too, you have some fast thinking to do about your money, house, apartment, family inheritance, business interests, banking and possessions. You can find out more about this cycle at The Astrology Show but essentially, it is time to control and contain what is going on. You may be dealing with a Neptunian or Piscean type who is all over the place. Who does not know what day it is. Who has a poor reality function. Alternatively, there is a large organisation, or perhaps just a wide-open situation, where you feel a tremendous need to anchor and ground yourself.  I suspect your mortgage, rent, family, flatmate or live- in partner, builder (or anyone else connected to your home life) is intricately connected, as the Sun, your ruler, conjuncts Saturn this week. What else matters now? Venus and the Sun are poised to enter Sagittarius, which rules your children, godchildren, young relatives. Which rules youth projects and a younger demographic. Which rules sexual relationships where pregnancy, adoption or step-parenthood is a possibility. Know exactly who and what you are letting yourself in for, Leo, before you wake up on Christmas Day and realise just how real life suddenly became. You can’t really avoid a Saturn transit through your Fifth House. However, you can minimise what is at stake. And you can be a conscious life consumer. A classic example of this may be stumbling into pregnancy. Or just hastily accepting school agendas for your child. Be wide awake.


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Virgo: 17-23 November 2014

Virgo, you are dealing with a man who is all over the place, in many respects – or a woman who may not know what day it is. This person is a Neptunian or Piscean type, or has a horoscope which hooks into those placements in your own astrological chart. If you are curious about what a Neptune cycle does, then I have a more detailed explanation up on The Astrology Show right now. The reason for this sudden awareness of the potential chaos, confusion or messiness of a particular person or situation is in your chart. Neptune is turning direct, or moving forward, and so you must now be far more conscious of the need for some rules. Your former partner may have been lost to you through separation, divorce, an official severance or split – or even death. Your current partner may be there for reasons which are emotional, sexual, romantic, personal – or just strictly professional. A potential partner can be just as engaged with you as someone who is actually there; Mr or Miss Possible/Potential can be a potent force. Along with these players, the other contenders for the Neptune crown might be jealous rivals, professional competitors, open enemies (for example in legal battle with you) or just people you love to hate. The Seventh House of your horoscope describes all such people and while Neptune is moving forward here, you must understand the psyche of the other person. This individual is confused and confusing. And you can’t change his or her personality. You can, however, work around. You can craft the situation. And you can walk away from the more obvious risks, as you appear to have been pursuing something for late 2014 or early 2015 which might add to the blurring of the boundaries. Any situation where it’s really unclear where the lines are drawn should be avoided at all costs. What else is going on now? Well, this may be related, but you clearly have a choice waiting for you, where the house, flat, family, household, home town or homeland is concerned. That choice will be hard to reverse after Christmas so now is the time to ask more questions, give particular decisions deeper thought and if necessary, think of every single cotton-pickin’ scenario.


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Libra: 17-23 November 2014

Libra, it can be useful to read about Neptune in more depth, when he is moving forward in your lifestyle zone, so have a look at this Astrology Show feature, which I have updated for the week ahead. You appear to have been sleepwalking into a situation which you must now avoid, or at least try to reshape. It affects the way you live and work on a daily basis. It may also affect your body, no matter if the issue is food, drink, drugs, doctors, gyms or naturopaths. It is very likely that you are being powerfully affected by someone who is disorganised, or just hugely unrealistic and out of touch with your concept of the real world. If so, this person would have slid into your life, or reappeared, since July 2014. Neptune can work in very subtle ways, so before you know what is actually happening, you wake up to find yourself woven tightly into situations affecting the way you work, or deal with your body, that an outsider would find truly concerning. Why the concern? Because Neptune types can create mess and disorder, and if there is one house of your horoscope which should be relatively orderly and manageable it is the Sixth House, ruled by Virgo in the natural zodiac. Sometimes the issue in this transit is a whole organisation, company or department which is shambolic. And sometimes it’s just a nebulous situation – a trend, atmosphere or particular current of the zeitgeist which makes you feel confused. This week is so useful Libra, because you can stop something or someone before it really screws up your life. That is a blunt thing to say but sometimes you have to speak plainly when Neptune is around. Dazed and Confused is a classic Led Zeppelin song but it should not describe someone who would have such a hefty impact on your workload, daily routine or health next year! At the very least, can you craft, contain, control and curtail what is going on? Also this week – a klaxon horn alert about the internet, media, multimedia, publishing and other channels for your voice, images and ideas. Before you take something/someone any further, peer into the future and ask yourself just how heavy a load this is going to be. Try to be a total realist about this.


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Scorpio: 17-23 November 2014

Scorpio, for some time now, you have been seeing the many different effects of Neptune on your children, godchildren or young relatives. On youth related projects and plans, or the impact of a younger demographic on your work. On babies, through to young adults. On intimate relationships which could so easily end in pregnancy, adoption or step-parenting. For more on this Neptune cycle, continue reading here. Basically, you have Neptune in the Fifth House, which has long been associated with birth and offspring; children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren; illicit affairs; fertility and unsuccessful pregnancy too; godchildren and adopted children; younger people who play the role of son or daughter to you, individually or collectively, even if they have quite a different status in your life. This week you must keep your eyes wide open about recent discoveries and realisations, and stay wide awake, as you insist on change, or even walk away from who/what is creating mess in your world. If insisting on change (a few rules or real-world alterations would not go astray) works, that’s great. If it doesn’t, just keep the person or situation, but ring-fence him, her or it – and make it fit into your universe in a way which suits you, for a change. This may involve dropping one or two plans you were pursuing in September-October, but that’s fine. If someone/something is too shambolic, though, and you just know it’s disorienting you, then you can walk away – of course. What else is going on this week? The Sagittarius stellium is building in your zone of money, tax, business, rent, mortgage, credit card, possessions, charity and banking. You are at the brink of deciding how 2015 will be for you. The factors have been there for months, building in intensity and importance since September. Find out more, Scorpio! And don’t be afraid to imagine what could go wrong next year. Of course it may never happen. But the reality is, X, Y and Z does happen, all the time, to others. So read widely. You do have a choice.


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Sagittarius: 17-23 November 2014

Sagittarius, it looks as though you have been lured into a potentially messy or borderline chaotic situation affecting your home life, family relationships, flatmates, home town, mortgage, rent, renovations, home country, house or apartment. The person, place or plan has concerned you for a while and alarm bells probably rang back in October. Now you must be proactive about avoiding any future issues next year, as you must be a realist about what (or who) is so ungrounded, or just ungrounding. It is not too late to change your mind about things and it may save you a great deal of muddle or perhaps a genuinely messy situation next year. This is fairly hardline astrological advice, but Neptune transits can really leave you feeling all at sea, unless someone (like an astrologer) yells from the shore and holds up a red flag. You have willingly drifted or happily swum into a situation which has an unreal quality about it, like a colour illustration from a children’s book or a still from a film. It has storybook elements, as all Neptune scenarios do. As Neptune turns direct, though, you have to address the likely outcomes and scenarios in 2015 and wake up and smell every rose which is now in front of you. Feel free to reject who or what seemed like such a good idea weeks before. And if not to reject, then at least to create some kind of structure or framework around the person or the situation so that you are in control of the walls, and you have the reassurance of knowing there are boundaries. If ever there was something or someone which was all over the place, everywhere, all the time – it is this – and you are the only person who can build the sea walls to stop any further flooding. This week is also noteworthy for the building stellium in Sagittarius, your own sign. How you look and appear next year is down to decisions you make now through December. If you don’t want to wake up in January regretting your lack of informed decision-making right now – get some information! And seek expertise.


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Capricorn: 17-23 November 2014

Capricorn, the planet Neptune turns direct this week, in the Third House of your horoscope, which rules e-mail, Skype, telephone calls, letters and all basic communication. The Third House also rules language differences, the media,  publishing, the internet as a whole and multimedia. You must now accept some uncomfortable truths about a person, organisation or situation which was the most delightful escape for you back in September, but ever since October, has increasingly sent your compass needle spinning in all directions, all the time. Feeling rudderless, lost or all at sea is a classic manifestation of a Neptune transit, and yet it is your early warning device kicking in. You must now insist on some rules. Communication is taken for granted, but it is the oxygen and life blood of so much that circulates in every single department of your life. If this week involves getting rid of something or someone which was on your agenda for weeks, so be it – anything to avoid further muddle or messy situations. If you just need to cut and trim what is there, then do some life gardening. Don’t assume or rely on guesswork with any aspect of your communication, as you would benefit from fact-finding or intelligent questioning, rather than hazy stabs at what you think might be going on, or what you hopefully assume is the case. The Third House of the chart also rules short-distance travel and commuting, as it is ruled by Mercury the messenger in the natural zodiac. You may want to look at the practicality (or not) of regional or local trips and the whole business of getting from A to B, which involves your bus, train, bicycle, car, motorbike or domestic flights. What else is showing up in your chart now? You are on the verge of making decisions which will affect 2015 as a whole. Take your time and take good advice. One decision may concern what you deliberately cover up from other people and do in secret. Another might involve an uncredited, invisible role you play behind the scenes. Think carefully.


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Aquarius: 17-23 November 2014

Aquarius, before you enter into an arrangement (or lock it down) affecting your house, apartment, business interests, money, possessions or charity – sit back and look at what you have been discovering since October. I am sure that in September particular people, organisations or situations looked like a television mini-series you just wanted to walk straight into. A little Hollywood adventure that you could lose yourself in, or a children’s pop-up picture book you just wanted to pop into. This is standard stuff for a Neptune transit, which is what you have been experiencing. The reality, of course, has been dramatically different, and you are now at a stage when you are wavering between three choices. Firstly, walking away. Secondly, staying in the game, but changing the rules. Thirdly, staying in the game, but losing half the board (and then changing the rules). Things have reached a stage where you must be a total realist about who and what you are dealing with. Did you miss a fact or figure before? Were you listening properly or reading carefully enough, earlier? Do you need to ask some harder questions? The warning bells should be clanging if you are dealing with people or organisations which seem woolly, not entirely in touch with the real world, or (to put it politely) not exactly on the same planet as you. Aquarius, you have choices here. And there is an utterly sensible choice just waiting to be made, which would help you keep things on track and avoid the worse of the riptides and chaotic currents which could easily take over in 2015. What else is big in your chart now? Saturn in Sagittarius is on the way in. Before you go hurtling into a new phase with (or for) that friend, or the group, try to look at all the many, many different ways you could play it and help your future self, by ditching the riskiest, highest-stake plan of all. Look at alternatives.


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Pisces: 17-23 November 2014

Pisces, your ruling planet Neptune turns direct this week, moving forward through your own sign of Pisces, which changes your direction as well. You have some choices to make about your name, your label, or your brand. About your reputation, your personal appearance and your image. Feel free to pull right out of a plan which you were agreeing to, only weeks before. Or at least, modify this plan, so that the risk of a messy situation in 2015 is minimised. What makes for a messy situation? People or organisations which are muddled or semi-chaotic. A certain level of vagueness or a dislike of being pinned down. You seriously benefit from calling a spade, a spade, Pisces. With Neptune’s direction change, you can now take hold of the currents which have been carrying you along since September, and actually control what is going on. You can get a foothold on planet earth, and from there you can set about controlling and containing a situation which was, quite seriously, taking you further and further away from normality, reality and ordinary, everyday existence. It takes great insight to be so wide-awake that you can actually identify what has been happening – or what is still happening. Neptune can be like that. Blinking hard, several times, will help you. So will a notebook and pencil, because actually listing and naming – labelling – the elements of the situation (just the facts) since September will help you to crystallise your thoughts and make some informed choices. The way you look and appear in 2015 is too precious to be left to fate, or other people. Ditch a plan if you must. Alter if, if you have to. Neptune can be so insidious, and it would appear that some situation, organisation or person which deeply affects your image or profile must now be addressed – and not before time. What else are you dealing with this week? A big choice about your future career, projects, plans, role or goal. You already have misgivings. You urgently need to ask more questions and get some answers. Even in writing.



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Your Horoscope November 10 through 16

Astrologer’s Diary

Here comes the big economic or sharemarket correction. Mercury is finally moving out of Retrograde Shadow in the sign of Scorpio which rules big business, world currencies, banks and the property market. This cycle began back in September and the facts and figures have failed to stick ever since. Oh, it may look as if things have been ‘declared’ or made utterly certain in the last eight weeks, but in actual fact all the world was ever doing, was waiting for Mercury to turn tail and change the story in the middle of November. This has a dramatic, spike effect (as in zig-zag spike) on all those graphs in the financial newspapers. For ordinary mortals who could care less about stocks and shares, the underlying message of this transit is that you have to find values which have nothing to do with the fluctuations of the economy and everything to do with what money cannot buy. It sounds like a hippie message, sure, but it’s what Scorpio means. Because we also have a Mars-Pluto conjunction in the sign of Capricorn this week, which rules corporations, you can bet your bottom dollar that we are looking at a major takeover bid, a merger or even a collapse – to be followed by a dramatic change in the balance of corporate power. The earth moves.

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Aries: 10-16 November 2014

Aries, your ruling planet Mars now joins Pluto in the sign of Capricorn, which describes your position at work, university or in the non-profit sector. This is the beginning of a long run of transits through Capricorn, a famously practical and patient sign, which rules the way you play your particular professional, academic or charity game. It would be a mistake to interpret what happens this week as purely about lust for power, or the need for total control. Try to gaze beyond that to wider questions about how the machinery of your life should work. The fact is, that machinery needs to change quite profoundly, so that the cogs and wheels spin in new ways, in different directions, which better suit everybody concerned. This isn’t really about individual ego needs or even the vast ego needs of corporations, businesses and entire industries. It is about accepting that between now and January 2015, you have to commit yourself to finding solutions that all concerned can live with, and work with. Mars can sometimes introduce a note of aggression. Don’t let it enter the soundtrack, because it can undo what you are trying to achieve. On another note, Aries, Mercury is finally out of shadow this week, in the financial, property, business and charity zone of your chart. You will at last know where you stand, what to do, and when to do it. And by Christmas you will be well out of this episode, I promise you!


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Taurus: 10-16 November 2014

Taurus, the reality of your travel, foreign, publishing, web or educational agenda is this. Unless you apply massive amounts of willpower and determination, you are always going to be sliding backwards and forwards, in terms of your progress. You have had so many false starts with this, not just in the last 12 months, but probably in the last few years. Two steps forwards and one step back, to quote the song. You may want to look at this a little differently this week, as Mars begins to make his presence felt in this zone of your horoscope. Perhaps you constantly ask too much of yourself. Maybe you are pursuing something so life-changing, so powerful that part of you just resists it. That’s perfectly fine but you need to get real about the trip, the foreign place or people, the book, the website or the course. Ask  yourself why you’ve never actually initiated (or stuck to) the grand-slam plans. Pluto can be an awe-inspiring force in our lives. He holds out the promise of an utterly changed life with shimmering super-powers. Not everyone wants that. Maybe you don’t. Scale things down, perhaps? It’s one way of getting the wheels moving and your horoscope suggests you do need wheels to move, or this could be a frustrating period. On another (crucial) note, Taurus, you will finally get the firm answers you require about, or for, your former, current or potential partner. Enemies too.


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Gemini: 10-16 November 2014

Gemini, good intentions are fabulous, but the truth about your money, house, business interests, good cause, precious possessions or apartment is that you can’t honestly say you’ve made dramatic progress in 2014. It’s fair to say that you are much further down the road than you were a few years ago. Yet you have not achieved the amazing sense of life mastery and control that might have appeared, had you stuck to certain plans. Now is the time to examine those plans. Instead of examining yourself for signs of lagging self-discipline or lack of life organisation, you may just want to consider the visions in your head. It is very common, on a Pluto transit like this one, to buy other people’s visions and messages. It can be subtle; you barely notice you are being programmed. Yet, your horoscope suggests that you need to create your own agenda. Tailored for you. Shaped for the reality of your life and personality. Oh sure, if you were to bring about some epic transformation in the way you earn, own or owe money then the miracle would occur. But if it hasn’t, then the conjunction of Mars and Pluto in the practical sign of Capricorn, should encourage you to be a realist. What can actually be done? Because that’s empowering. That’s real. You also need to note that your ruler Mercury is out of retrograde shadow now, thank goodness, so a matter affecting your body can be resolved shortly.


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Cancer: 10-16 November 2014

Cancer, the planet Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods, has failed in his task to deliver complete messages about your children, godchildren or young relatives since September. You might also add projects involving the next generation, or plans which pull in younger people. Then there are relationships which may end up in pregnancy, of course. Mercury now moves out of shadow, and you are on track for meaningful discussions and binding agreements, which will allow you to turn your back on the endless waiting games and slow slogging of 2013 and 2014, and be a free person by 2015. Moving right along into your chart, the time has come to look at your former, current or potential partner with new eyes. You may also be ‘partnered’ in a conflict situation with a rival, enemy or opponent. In all cases, there appears to be one man pushing your buttons, or one woman triggering your emotional centres. The good news is, you can actually shift things. The reason you are constantly stuck or backsliding appears to be far too ambitious targets. Pluto in Capricorn has been encouraging you to pursue visions which are so intense, so transformative, so epic – that part of you just resists. So drop what did not work and has in fact never worked. This takes tremendous insight and honest self-examination, but with Mars alongside Pluto right now, you really can’t remain stuck like this.


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Leo: 10-16 November 2014

Leo, it is unusual to see Mars conjunct (or next to) Pluto in your horoscope, and this is an unusual time, when you may finally ditch some of the notions about your lifestyle, your body and your daily workload which have kept you stuck for most of 2013 and 2014. The truth about this cycle in your life, is that unless you dedicate yourself to your own temple – the way you feel physically, and operate as a body-with-a-head – nothing else functions. You clearly have tremendous awareness of the service and duty you must perform for others right now. Paid or unpaid. You can be the President of the United States on this cycle and feel like the world’s servant. Unless you also serve the needs of your body, though, the servant cannot possibly perform. Now is the time to get real about what hasn’t worked, and hasn’t served you. Fond notions, quaint self-deceptions and habitual atittudes about your daily workload and your physical body – from food, to drink, to exercise, to doctors, to healers – which just don’t add up. Mars and Pluto require you to get profoundly real. This is a short aspect in a long series of transits taking you through to January. And body goals are often long-term. So go long-term, but also be who you actually are. The forward motion of Mercury is sure to help, as it will get wheels turning with your house or flat, and that’s going to really ease the pressure post Christmas.


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Virgo: 10-16 November 2014

Virgo, this week your ruler Mercury finally moves out of his retrograde shadow phase, so you will at least know where you stand with your internet, publishing or media agenda (or what other form of communication matters to you). There is a sense of resolution and completion in your horoscope and it is now down to putting one foot in front of the other, until Christmas. Next year will look and feel utterly different to you, and as you are a words person, according to your solar chart, it should be a huge comfort to know the good old days will be back and the computer, the microphone or the newsprint will no longer automatically require a deep breath from you, every time you confront it. Moving right along, we have a potent Mars-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn this week, which describes your feelings about a son, daughter, godchild or young relative. Describes, too, the professional or part-time roles you hold which involve much younger people – and sexual relationships where pregnancy may occur. Virgo people are intensely practical and it is time to be honest about what (or who) has not worked for you. Lose your illusions. Your horoscope suggests you haven’t really made the dramatic progress you aspired to, this year, or even the year before that. Sure you have made some steps forward, but perhaps the issue is your own high expectations. Now, what will actually work?


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Libra: 10-16 November 2014

Libra, if you have reached the end of 2015 feeling that you still don’t have full control over what is happening with the household, the family, your flat, your house, your home town or your homeland – then that is fine. This is the beginning of the change. This is a tremendously important week, as it launches you into the new November-January cycle of realistic alternatives. You are about to hit an important Mars transit through Capricorn, which is a gritty, accepting sign. And gritty acceptance of all the false starts and half-hearted attempts is part of the process. This actually liberates you to pursue new ways of operating with relatives, flatmates, builders, property agents, tenants, landlords, politicians or councillors. (And someone on that list is certainly affecting how you feel about your life). Your horoscope this year, and in 2013 too, was all about Pluto retrograding, or moving backwards, through Capricorn. So despite the firm jaw and the clenched fists, and all that determination you summoned up, things just…slid. Now you are in the right place, at the right time, to do what actually makes sense to you personally. To shun whatever formula others sell to you, that does you no good at all. To actually move and shift. The key to Pluto-Mars conjunctions is to remind yourself that you are in control. That you pull your own strings. That you know what actually works for you! I imagine the obvious resolution that is coming now, with the money, house, business, flat or possessions (by Christmas) will really help the process.


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Scorpio: 10-16 November 2014

Scorpio, you will be pleased to hear that Mercury in your sign is out of retrograde shadow this week, and thus you are now about six weeks away from closing the door on a matter that has dragged on for months. It has affected how comfortable and relaxed you feel about being in your own skin, or having your own hair, or your own particular reputation – or name. September and October were not the months for certainty, but from this point forward, you are in a position where you basically just put one foot in front of the other, and keep going. Your horoscope this week also finds your ruler Pluto conjunct Mars in an area of your chart associated with writing, public speaking, the internet, the media and publishing. There may be other outlets for your voice too, like the telephone or a languages class. You appear to have been putting up with one situation for such a long time that you don’t even question it any more. What a mistake. Just accepting that something/someone will always loom, and always win, appears to have become habitual. Thus the current sense that you have let yourself down, somehow, or failed with all those ambitious plans from last year, or this year. Actually, none of this is true. Your astrological chart suggests that the issue has been the method deployed, or the ‘message’ sold to you. It’s been quite inappropriate. And now there are alternatives, so go get them.


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Sagittarius: 10-16 November 2014

Sagittarius, if you have been wondering when a dark secret would resolve itself, or an invisible role you play would become more manageable, then your long wait is over, as Mercury is out of shadow this week, and at last you can set about closure. By Christmas you can put certain things behind you and this will make a tremendous difference to your state of mind and also your peace of heart. Just allow for a replay, or a reshaping of the situation you assumed you knew, from around November 8th-10th when Mercury retraces his steps. Going further into your horoscope this week, it appears that you need an honest conversation with yourself about why a particular financial, property or business approach has not worked for you. It takes great insight to sit down and really examine what you do, as opposed to what you think you do! Yet this is the way forward. One of the issues with Pluto transits is that they promise you total control, amazing power and remarkable potency. And of course you want that, with your money, house, business, possessions or apartment. At the same time, the cost of that is often too high to pay. You just don’t have the time, willpower or energy. And going more deeply into the issue, maybe you don’t want to be Superman or Superwoman. Thus, the position you find yourself in now. An approach that is actually more honestly tailored for you, though, will work.


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Capricorn: 10-16 November 2014

Capricorn, it is not very often that we see Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, your own sign, and this week does seem like a crossroads. The path you take from this point on, through December and into January, will utterly change the way you approach your label, personal appearance, reputation or name. Of course you have told yourself this before, or even heard it before, but the difference between November 2014 and November 2013 is the new sense of realism. Rather than tell yourself stories about what you are going to do, you must now be honest about what is actually possible. Part of the problem has been your resistance to transformation. And transformation is a very big word. It means wholesale change of the way you look and appear, and that also brings real power, and that can be uncomfortable. To actually examine the truth of this and admit it is a big leap, but you have an itch you need to scratch about yourself, and it is time to fix things. Thus says your horoscope, anyway, because having two major players in Capricorn, your own sign, is a spur to action like no other. What else is going on this week? Well, you will find out where you stand with your friend, or the group. From this point forward, just keep resolving and pursuing, because you do have a deadline – cosmically – and it’s Christmas. You will be amazed at the way the universe orders this deadline for you!


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Aquarius: 10-16 November 2014

Aquarius, between November 8th and 10th Mercury will retrace his steps in the success, career, university and achievement zone of your horoscope, so you have some catching-up to do, and perhaps a rewrite of a situation you thought was complete back in September or October. More importantly, you can now see your way clear to dispensing with all the unanswered questions or unaddressed issues which are holding you back. It’s over by Christmas. This week also finds you tempted to look more deeply into the reasons why you have not made greater progress with your dark secret, invisible role, classified information, confidential project or uncredited work. This really is a matter for you and nobody else, because nobody else really understands what has been going on, or what you have been trying to do. The fact is, you’ve tried many different approaches and none of them have really worked. And you have also been inventing little myths for yourself, which have also kept you feeling comfortable enough, yet utterly failed to help you move forward. Sometimes the horoscope speaks really stark truths and the Mars-Pluto conjunction this week is like that. You can actually do something here – something that works – with results by January. However you need to be happy to ditch anything or anybody which you know isn’t right, and experiment until you find what is practical.


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Pisces: 10-16 November 2014

Pisces, you are now on your way with your trip, foreign concern, regional priorities, website, book or course. This makes it sounds as if you are racing downhill with screams of glee. Unfortunately it’s not downhill. It’s still slog, slog, slog all the way to Christmas – yet now that Mercury is operating normally in your horoscope, at least you can look forward to some firm decisions and final resolutions. The time to talk is here. What else is affecting your astrological chart this week? Just look to your old friend, social media, group commitment or new acquaintance. Maybe a mixture of all four. The time has come to ditch who or what is not working – has never worked – and probably never will. This takes great insight. Avoidance and evasion, particularly self-evasion, is a great Pisces trait. Maybe you have been looking the other way, all year, in an attempt to try not to see! In any case, this Mars-Pluto conjunction in the practical sign of Capricorn will confront you, if you have. If you want what you want, in other areas of your life, then you simply have to make the group work, or the friendship work. And if you know for a fact that the games you have played with yourself all year have failed you, then sack them. There is an important question here about being intimidated by your own goals. You certainly have them, but perhaps they are so shadowy, so half-formed and so utterly out of reach that this tells you all you need to know. They were too big, and too dramatic, so they were never real. You need real, now, and you can get it.



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Your Horoscope November 3rd to 9th

Astrologer’s Diary

Scorpio is the sign that rules power-based financial relationships. A bank and a customer is a good example of this, especially where homes can be lost when mortgages are not met. Governments and corporate donors also have power-based relationships. Taurus rules money, property and business too, but without the questions about control. This week, the Sun in Scorpio will illuminate and expose the heavy reality of those two power-based relationships in headlines across the world. Then we must wait for Mercury to backtrack through Scorpio as the week ends. I am going to repeat the title of that Morrissey song I mentioned in a previous edition of The Astrologer’s Diary and say, November Spawned a Monster. And yet it has a purpose. Without the events of November and December, we could not sign off from the long, gruelling Saturn in Scorpio cycle which has had such an impact on Europe in particular.

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Aries: 3-9 November 2014

Aries, there is something relentless about the way the heavenly bodies are moving in your horoscope now. They just won’t let up, in terms of your money, business interests, house, apartment, possessions or charity. You have made snap judgements and quick assumptions over the last year or two, because you had no choice. You just had to adapt to extreme tests of your patience, stamina and stoicism, in order to cope. Now you are beginning to see there are other options. They are still not straightforward. But at least there is a sense that you can prod and poke what is lining up in front of you, over the next eight weeks, to see what is possible. Just remember that Mercury is backtracking (despite what you may read online, he is still Retrograde Shadow) and consequently you need to allow yourself some clear space until next week for final assessment of the numbers or the paperwork. The 8th-10th will do it.


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Taurus: 3-9 November 2014

Taurus, there is nothing like a spotlight trained on one particular man in your world, or a specific woman. You need the spotlight to see this person in greater detail, no matter if we are talking about your husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend. This person may also be a former partner, who has left your world after bereavement, separation or divorce. You can also ‘partner’ with a potential lover, in that you both play the same game of suspended animation with each other! The spotlight this week will show you exactly what is going on, through the eyes and ears of other people. This secondary reaction or feedback is so useful because after a long time of just slogging through with your head down and your eyes on the road, you need to have the luxury of being able to look around you, to see what and who is actually there. This also applies to enemies, rivals or opponents if they matter more to  you than a lover. You still don’t have the full story, though. How can you, when Mercury has been retrograde since September? Wait until next week for complete illumination.


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Gemini: 3-9 November 2014

Gemini, I am sure you will be pleased when your ruling planet Mercury finally moves out of Retrograde Shadow on 10th November, making his final cross back over the sign and degree he passed weeks ago. Mercury needs to complete his journey through Scorpio, the sign which rules your daily working life, including housework, and your lifestyle as a whole, incorporating your sense of service and duty to others – from the dog to your boss – from the cat to your lecturer. The conversation is not complete until this happens and it may not be another seven days until you can finally say you know where you stand with particular paperwork, agreements, meetings or other arrangements. For some of you the issue has been your body. Food, medical care, drink, exercise or complementary health has been an issue for a long time. This week will help set you on the road to a final decision and by December you can sign off on it.


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Cancer: 3-9 November 2014

Cancer, you are ruled by the Moon in astrology, which is an ancient symbol of motherhood. You may be a mother or not (you may, of course, be a man or a single, child-free woman). In all cases, though, the Moon is a symbol which goes beyond labels and roles, instead describing your capacity for nurturing, caring and protection. You can extend this towards a lover or partner in a serious sexual relationship (the kind where you may indeed become pregnant, were the contraception to stop). More commonly, your lunar instincts are directed towards sons, daughters, stepchildren, godchildren and sometimes towards younger people en masse. Then there are ‘adopted’ children in your world. No blood ties, but a parent-child dynamic nonetheless. You can treat this week as the final wake-up call. Next week is the discussion or the paperwork (at last, it will be clear, straightforward and ready for closure). Nearly there.


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Leo: 3-9 November 2014

Leo, to say that your house, apartment, family, home town or homeland has kept you at sixes and sevens, is the understatement of the month. Very little can be resolved quickly and easily when Mercury is moving backwards and forwards (and particularly backwards) in your Fourth House, which rules your belonging to a place, or to particular people. Your ruler the Sun is now moving through the Fourth House, where you will be shown what you need to see, in order to make a decision that will help you sign off on 2014. This will happen more easily once Mercury is out of shadow, but first you must allow for the story to complete itself, or the picture to be finalised, around November 8th to 10th, next week. In the meantime you are allowed to feel the feelings. After such a long time with Saturn’s endlessly hard reality checks and waiting games, you must now know what you want. And what you absolutely do not want.


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Virgo: 3-9 November 2014

Virgo, if you are a regular reader, you will have known (since August) to set aside September and October as provisional months for your publishing, media, internet or other communication concerns. In other words, with your ruler Mercury retrograde, anything that you were trying to finalise or launch was either premature or perhaps timely, yet studded with changes and delays. Communication, of course, covers issues like your hearing and speech, along with old-fashioned writing, public speaking, songwriting and singing. For the most part, though, you will experience this cycle online. This week reveals exactly what you need to know, minus a couple of missing facts or absent discussions. These will appear next week, and then you can look towards the end of November or December as sign-off time. Before you know it, you will be heard and read just as you used to be, without all the demands on your patience.


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Libra: 3-9 November 2014

Libra, what comes to light with your money, house, business interests, possessions, charity or apartment this week is about 12 months overdue. That’s how long it takes for the Sun to return to Scorpio, the sign which rules everything you earn, own or owe. Under normal circumstances, a decision would be behind you by now. However, your horoscope has been held up by Mercury Retrograde, which continues in its shadow phase until next week. In addition you have put up with an eclipse, which concealed rather than revealed. This week and next week will be crucial in figuring out your final decisions (the kind which allow you to sign off on 2015 and put one saga behind you). Just remember that Mercury is the postman or courier of astrology and until he returns for the final time with the messages you never knew were there, you still don’t have all the facts and figures. Beyond November 10th, though, start talking.


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Scorpio: 3-9 November 2014

Scorpio, the Sun in your own sign will shine a powerful spotlight on your reputation, personal appearance, name, label and online profile this week. The Sun makes three aspects, or decisive patterns, in your horoscope which suggest it is time to accept the mirror being held up by other people and use it. The person you see reflected there may (or may not) reflect who you are, but no matter. You must now ask yourself what you want and need, after a very long period of time in which you have been forced to put up with at least two situations, in 2013 and 2014, that pushed you to the limit. It is possible you have even forgotten what it feels like, to just relax with yourself. By ‘yourself’ I mean your public face, or your photographs, or videos, or just other people’s assessment of how you look and appear, in general. No matter. The decisions you make in the next two weeks will move you forward. And into 2015.


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Sagittarius: 3-9 November 2014

Sagittarius, the effects of the Sun in Scorpio this week are rather like a sonar device at the bottom of a deep loch. Whatever lies beneath, in yourself, or in your world, has been undetectable for a very long time. Now that pinging sound you hear, lets you know that it is time to tackle your dark secret, your classified information, your confidential plans once and for all. You can set yourself a two-week deadline on this, because you still need to arm yourself with new information, or a crucial change, which will turn up close to November 8th-10th when Mercury retraces his steps for the last time. Some Sagittarians have been on an even deeper trawl through their own selves and lives, and the issue has not been covering things up, but instead accessing your unconscious mind, through counselling, dreams, psychic work and so on. Again, this has been a long and hard trip to take, but now the end is in sight. If the sonar is set to detect a part you have played behind the scenes; an uncredited or invisible role; a backroom-girl/boy position – again, the end is very nearly in sight.


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Capricorn: 3-9 November 2014

Capricorn, you have made some necessary and sensible choices about an old friendship, group involvement, social media or new friendship in the last two years. You may have seen variations on a theme, so there have been two or three heavy and life-changing decisions about the communities in your world, or the friends and acquaintances, since 2013. Now your chickens are coming home to roost. They are tired chickens, looking a bit world-weary after this Saturn cycle, but you have to view December as sign-off time and use this week to really analyse who and what you need. And similarly, who and what you don’t need. The actual information you need at your fingertips is not yet there. Mercury has to backtrack on the 8th-10th and you need to complete a discussion or find out something that has either a) changed or b) been unavailable to you. For now, just examine your soul. What are you actually looking for, Capricorn?


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Aquarius: 3-9 November 2014

Aquarius, a high percentage of people born under your sign will resign, accept redundancy or quit their voluntary roles or university courses by Christmas. Why is this so, to quote Julius Sumner Miller? Well, like an egg going through the neck of a bottle, Saturn is going through the neck of Scorpio, the sign which rules your professional success, your ambitions, your academic aspirations and your non-profit achievements. Saturn has forced you to accept situations in 2013 and 2014 which you have endured, rather than embraced, and that is why so many Aquarians are now ready to leave (or may be shoehorned into doing so). Less dramatically, the next two weeks in particularly simply means choosing one fork in the road or another. Staying put, but accepting the realities of things, rather than guesswork or fond imagining. Just one thing. It may not be until the 8th-1oth that you have the final story.


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Pisces: 3-9 November 2014

Pisces, your ruling planet Neptune is all about escapism and alternatives to the real world. You shine when you pursue other worlds, and other lives, that do not exist in ordinary reality. That is why so many Pisceans either inhabit unusual careers, or spend their life after work or university, chasing special interests and passions which have nothing to do with the everyday, and everything to do with escaping. So far so good, but you have been labouring under Saturn in Scorpio for two years, and that has made your getaways very hard work indeed. Travelling, inhabiting the internet, spinning ideas, have all been ridiculously difficult and demanding areas of your life. Just dealing with other cultures and nationalities has also tested you out. So now what? Well, for once the astrology matches the calendar. You can see December 2014, ahead of January 2015, and you sense the end of a road. Correct. But give it another week.



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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Your Horoscope 27th October – 2nd November

Astrologer’s Diary

There is a great Morrissey song titled ‘November Spawned A Monster’ which just about sums up the intense Scorpio stellium in the new month ahead. The monster is the global economy, incorporating bankers, the sharemarkets and currency trading. As you probably know, the sign of the scorpion rules all those things, because it falls under Pluto, the planet to be associated with underground resources: gold, diamonds, coal, water, gas and so on. Pluto is also about the balance of power. What we are about to see in November is the final detox in the hardest, slowest economic cycle the planet has endured for 29 years. There will be tremendous market instability as Mercury completes his retrograde and a few hard calls before Christmas, and relief at last. Apart from a blip halfway through 2015, this Saturn in Scorpio cycle is mostly over.

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Aries: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

Now there are no more excuses, you simply have to turn things around, with the promise of a satisfying January or February outcome. Your career, your life at university or your unpaid position is the target for your current goals and ambitions. Fair enough, too, given what you have endured in recent weeks. Despite some very set intentions you appear to have been at the mercy of situations, organisations or people which just hit you at the wrong time, in the wrong place. As a result you have no doubt been feeling disempowered and left wondering what to do. Everything in astrology is about the timing, though, and from this point forward, as your ruler Mars joins Pluto in the practical sign of Capricorn, the momentum is incredible. In fact, you will be making up for lost time, with visible results by January and perhaps a permanent, impressive change by February. The key to everything is to assert your own power over your own self and life. It does take a will of steel, but you have it. More to the point, you are probably now sharply conscious of the need to dedicate yourself to climbing the ladder in the most stoic, steady and persistent way. You may want status. Success. Fame. Your own personal mission statement fulfilled. You may want glamour. Respect. Unshakeable standing. The only thing that will get you there, though, is an investment in your own abilities to move mountains and alter the way you pursue the highest peaks of your CV. You are well-known for being the Speedy Gonzales of your chosen field, business or industry. Now, however, you must plod upwards like a mountain goat, taking each rung with a smile on your face.


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Taurus: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

For a couple of reasons, one difficult, one pretty easy, you now have to change the way you use the internet; travel; study; teach; deal with foreign people or places. Perhaps this list contains two crossover zones for you – maybe it is just one major challenge. What happened to you (or, who happened to you) since September has left you longing for a chance to make up for lost time. It’s not just about recovering lost ground; you now realise you have to utterly transform everything, no matter if it is online or in the real world – at home or away. When your ruling planet Venus forms a sextile to Pluto on Saturday 1st November it is the third horoscope pattern in seven days to urge you on. You cannot possibly return to the way things were last year, or the year before that. However, the 2014 version of your life (so far) is also far from satisfactory. Instead, you need to deepen your understanding of the way you get from A to B, on the internet or across the map, by getting back to basics. This is about what you believe. It is a philosophy or a faith as much as anything else and perhaps it is time to take your cue from Sagittarians, who are never tourists – they are cultural exchange artists. They never just complete a qualification – they pursue deep knowledge. They never merely mentor, guide or educate others (or write) – they live their ideals and ideas, from a deep inner conviction. You have been given a couple of gigantic shoves by the universe in recent weeks, not only to right a few wrongs in your life, but also to take the whole thing further and to reach higher. By January, with enough willpower, your Meaning of Life is in the bag.


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Gemini: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

You have been given a very basic and boring lesson about money, property, business, charity or your precious possessions in the last few weeks. If you have spent even ten minutes on an internet forum devoted to your particular concern, you will realise just how common an issue this is. Fortunately, things are now on the turn and you are finally in the right time, at the right place, to get things back on an even keel. This is more than wanting a return to some kind of normality, though. What has happened to you has made you realise that ‘normal’ is actually not particularly normal at all. It’s just something you got used to, because you didn’t have the willpower to climb out of it and actually run your financial or material life. Is that too harsh? Unfortunately it is a truth of the Pluto in Capricorn cycle you are currently in. It is awfully easy to coast by on the surface and never peer into the great knowledge base you are actually supposed to acquire. It is all too easy to assume you have zero willpower to do anything decisive or transformative. Thus life rolls on – until that fateful day (you probably had yours in the last few weeks) when someone – or something – intervenes. Now, you must waste no more time. Mars in Capricorn is setting the pace and you could do more in four weeks than you did in four months. You could even create such momentum with your money, house, flat, business, charity or possessions that you enter 2015 in a happily altered state. Perhaps the only thing standing in your way is the fear that you will succeed and then find yourself regretting wasted months. Even wasted years. That in itself is a waste of time, though, because the reality is, your life could actually start now. Looking backwards may not even be an issue. It only becomes an issue if you allow it. And as 2015 is already suggesting, you have so much to look forward to. The empowerment that comes from controlling what you earn, own or owe and actually living the truth of your own values could be sensational. January is calling you.


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Cancer: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

Mars is now setting up shop in your opposite sign of Capricorn, which rules your opposite number in life. This may be your wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend or professional partner. The sign of Capricorn also rules your opponents and opposition; anyone against you, no matter if is profoundly personal or purely professional. Finally, the sign of the goat describes your former partner – and also anyone you long to shag in the future. What does Mars do? He speeds things up. There is no room for procrastination with this transit. Mars is moving steadily through the sign where Pluto took up residence in 2008, forever changing the tone, atmosphere and pace of your partnerships, as well as your battles. These two together are pretty transformative, which is why you may feel as if it’s now or never, over the next few days. You are quite right. Some things cannot wait. You probably know astrology is about synchronicity. Carl Jung’s theory of deeply meaningful coincidence. As I write these words for you on a flight from Honolulu to Sydney, I can see a film playing on the back of my neighbour’s seat. The film stars Tom Cruise. Cancerian like you. He has also been through all those Seventh House issues since 2008, described above, no matter if you cast his former parter as Nicole Kidman or Katie Holmes. Make no mistake, this is an intense and prolonged transit when you are taught very big lessons about power and how it functions in a partnership, or in a conflict. What is different about this week in particular, though, is that Mars is turning the key in the lock. Sometimes it is very easy to do nothing because we are too confronted by what transformation would mean. It empowers us, and weirdly enough, that level of control and potency can be highly confronting. Change can also be scary, which is why so many people remain stuck with the same old, same old, even as they hear themselves complaining about it. You are now being given a chance to change your life, with (or through, or about) this person. Say yes?


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Leo: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

On Sunday 26th October Mars entered Capricorn, the sign which rules your lifestyle, daily workload and your relationship with your body. This really sets the agenda for November and the Moon’s conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn on Wednesday 29th October, followed by a Venus sextile to Pluto in Capricorn (again) on Saturday 1st November rings the changes. After many weeks when you were not in control of your daily routine, your body or your working life – you can now wrestle the steering wheel around to your side of the road. None of this has really been your fault; circumstances beyond your control bent your everyday existence or your health all out of shape recently. However, what you can take away from this time is a new appreciation of just how important it is to have the little things taken care of. In astrology, the sign of Virgo rules your work, your service and duty to others – and also your duty to your own physical wellbeing. Virgo is also associated with minutiae; the world of the very small. Now you must address the tiniest, apparently most trivial aspects of your daily life. It is from the small changes you are about to make that the most powerful results will build, with amazing outcomes possible by January, which is not that far away. First, though, you must remember that the golden rule with Pluto transits is to apply intense willpower, determination and focus to the task ahead. Only then will you be a match for the situation, person or organisation which has dominated for so long. And only you know what that is.


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Virgo: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

You are now staring down a two-month period of deep change where your son or daughter is concerned. This also applies to relationships which may bring pregnancy, stepchildren or younger in-laws into your life; of course it also applies to godchildren, nieces, nephews, youth-related projects and so on. Over the last few weeks you have come to appreciate just how important it is to show leadership in all these intensely personal areas of your life. It does not matter if you are guiding or helping a younger generation, or mentoring your own dynasty, created with your own DNA; some rather relentless situations have brought you to the point where change is the only answer. You simply have to feel as if you are running your own life, in regard to this, and despite your best efforts, it is only now that you are in the right place, at the right time, to do just that. Of course you could lag behind, or lapse in your efforts; this would only result in disappointment with yourself, as well as a profoundly wasted opportunity. In actual fact, the whole point of what you were put through in September and early October was to get you to claim your own power. That will be the reward from all this; long after you have turned an issue around with this younger generation (or the relationships which bring it closer) you will have become utterly empowered.


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Libra: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

Ever since Pluto changed signs back in 2008 you have seen some fairly typical manifestations of the cycle, affecting your home, family, household, home town, property investment or homeland. If people have departed the family circle, the loss has resulted in a change in the balance of power within that branch of the tree. If you have been dealing with local government, council or perhaps intensely patriotic national issues, you have also been immersed in politics in the truest sense of the word. In other cases the concern has been with flatmates, or landlords, or tenants, or builders; anyone who has taught you about controlling what happens with your apartment or house. Every year since 2008 you have a variation on a theme to contend with. Right now, you are dealing with one of the most urgent agendas yet. Mars has changed signs to join Pluto in Capricorn and transformation in a hurry is the only option. Is it possible? Mostly. The final, lasting results may not be entirely in place until you are well into the first quarter of 2015, but you should certainly be able to see weekly progress from now until January – then, by February, sure signs that you have come a long way. The last few weeks have shown you what life is like when you explore your sense of belonging to a place or people in depth. Once you get it right, everything else is manageable. That means deepening the ties to your home turf or your sense of nationhood or kinship with your countrymen. It means focussing very hard on the rooms which make up your home – or the garden. For many people born under your sign it means putting family first. Now, you are on your way.


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Scorpio: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

The truth is, you can’t really persuade anyone to do anything, until you have the right medium for your message. The internet alone offers an abundance of choice for that. Beyond the medium, there is the question of what to say (or write) and how to say it. Your very choice of words can move mountains. There are also more fundamental questions about the most efficient way to connect people, places and ideas – and that is your task now. The last few weeks have seen your ruling planet Pluto put you through your paces in a way that has made you long for a chance to change. Now you have that chance, and it is ongoing; if you are prepared to harness all your willpower and concentration to become utterly single-minded about communication, you can turn your situation around. There is a carrot for the donkey in this case (despite being a scorpion, you are now the donkey) and it’s quite a tempting one – you can’t really complain about the motivation. Beyond that, though, your horoscope suggests you have been on a thoroughly bumpy ride via the web, the media, publishing and the whole business of being heard and read. With every bump you have come closer to the core of what you need to do; the time has come to control your own Communication H.Q. very tightly. You could see results within a week. You could see your own empowerment within a month or two. That is a good enough reason to start right now and mean it.


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Sagittarius: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

Someone (or something) entered your life in a big way in September, making it vital that you upgrade and improve your approach towards money, property, charity or business. In addition to that potent encouragement, you have also put up with less comfortable reasons to change. You have been shown what life is like when you neglect to put your finances, lifestyle and security first. You have also been shown how much easier life becomes when you make it your business to earn and own, before all other things. Underpinning this is a growing sense of what you will and will not sell out for; an appreciation of who or what is priceless to you. Just hanging on to particular possessions or property is one way of ensuring its value lasts. However, the most precious thing of all is a guiding principle which has nothing to do with the material world and everything to do with your own integrity. The deeper you go into this current Pluto cycle the more you realise you must master this; not just the bean-counting, but also the art of evaluating who and what matters most and then digging your heels in, so that you can make it yours forever. All of this is miles away from the person you actually are, but no matter. Whatever it takes, right? And everything you have been shown about your world over the last few weeks has taken you to the point where you must use your own strength of will to turn everything around and wave a magic wand over your life.


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Capricorn: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

Capricorn, you now have Mars in your sign, so you have very little tolerance or patience for any obstacles affecting the way you appear to the world – or the way you are seen. The First House of your solar chart is associated with your label, name, brand, reputation, personal appearance and online profile. This is now where you will find momentum building, as after several weeks when no matter how hard you tried, you could not really wrestle back control – you are finally in a position to do just that. Of course, the person you must work with the hardest and convince the most, is yourself. Having just been pushed through the most intense and relentless period, though, it seems you are ready to do just about anything to be on top of this again. And by ‘this’ I mean the way you look, and the way you are regarded. The Moon-Pluto conjunction in your own sign of Capricorn near Wednesday 29th October may well bring things to a head. The time has come to assert yourself and fly your own flag. Also, perhaps, to understand what soldiers of old knew; half the battle is the armour, the horses, the helmets, livery and pennants. Appearances are everything and you have to now throw yourself into honouring that, if you are to get anywhere. It is not your normal style to self-promote; to thrust yourself forward; to blow your own bugle. It is time you learned what every Aries knows, though, and that is – put yourself first, get yourself out there, and be first in line (with the right horse and armour too, no matter if it’s a car or a suit). Perhaps you would not do this at any other time in your life, but the last few weeks are a lesson in what not to do. So, onwards!


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Aquarius: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

At long last you are in a position to bring about change. It has been impossible to do more than make half-hearted attempts at this over the last few weeks, but now you are in the right place, at the right time. A great deal depends on your self-control and your will power. Without those firmly harnessed, you may find a repeat of the same scenario from 2013 or 2014, when something (or someone) completely took over, leaving you feeling as if there was very little you could do. The tide is now turning, as the planet Mars joins Pluto in the most sensitive area of your solar chart, enabling you to make firm strides this week, but also into December and beyond. It could genuinely be a new year, for a change, with at least one department of your life, and possibly more, remodelled. There is no point in having the same old debates with yourself, or even playing the same games with yourself. You are the only person who can turn things around and now that you have been given a clear run to do this, there is nothing and nobody to stop you. Only you. On the plus side, although there is no such thing as instant gratification with a Pluto cycle, there is certainly the promise of weekly progress, of the most visible and encouraging kind. And really, what else are you going to do? Slide backwards? Keep procrastinating? This is virtually a fait accompli.


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Pisces: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

How do you harness people power to make a group, team or association function at its highest peak? Much depends on a breezy, detached way of relating to both men and women in the circle. No ego, no agenda, no feelings (whoa, whoa, whoa feelings) to complicate things – just an awareness of the larger goal that everyone shares and must work towards. This keeps things circulating as they should; it also guarantees you will sidestep some of the more emotional scenarios that can often break a group up, or splinter the trust and teamwork. Beyond this very particular way of relating to people en masse, there is also the question of friendship to consider, because this week is also about being a friend, and knowing what it means to have a friend. What happened to you in September and October gave you two very good reasons to set November and December aside for change and improvement. The only issue for you was physically being able to pursue it; the circumstances have simply not been right to date. From this point forward, though, if you are prepared to tightly control what you say and do with these people (and with one friend in particular) then you can turn things around in a remarkably short space of time. Pluto and Mars in Capricorn have a gift for you and that gift is empowerment. Nothing to do with what is wrapped up under the tree – yet in its own way, genuine empowerment is the best and shiniest present you could hope to receive. Forget what (or who) did not work for you so well in 2014; in this kind of cycle it is really not too premature to say that 2015 begins in late October.



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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