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November ends not with a whimper, but in a blaze of glory as the fiery sun and enthusiastic Jupiter enter Sagittarius, the last of the heartfelt fire signs. However, there may still be a bang over the weekend as Venus, already partying with the Centaurs, upsets explosive Uranus. Chances are romantic relationships will break up rather than real estate. Conflicting signals on Monday as Mercury makes its third and final square to illusory, faith-based Neptune; the first occurred on October 15th, the second on Election Day. Later that evening militant Mars and executive Saturn, the two "malefics" form a difficult square in fixed signs. The next time these planets interact will be via a favorable trine in fire signs on January 8. When does the new Congress convene?
Aries: Mar. 20 - Apr. 19
It's one thing to get through a long, drawn-out holiday meal without incident; it's another to get through the entire weekend without encountering an obstacle you want to obliterate. So goes the challenging square between your hot-tempered Mars ruler and restrictive Saturn. That Saturn is embedded in your house of romance and recreation suggests that action in either or those arenas won't be much fun. Perhaps you'll have to take responsibility for a child's bad behavior or cover for a teammate. Perhaps you'll be the one who gets hurt.
Taurus: Apr. 20 - May 20
Steel yourself for another run-in with the fickle finger of fate. Flirt that you are, whenever your romantic Venus ruler is squared by erratic Uranus an occasion arises that questions the advantages a one-on-one relationship. This temptation might serve as the straw that breaks up that relationship. So think long and hard before you sacrifice the bird in your hand for a hot time with one or two in the bush. Remember: One never knows who'll show up during a Thanksgiving reunion or what sort of sparks will be re-ignited.
Gemini: May 21 - Jun. 20
Charity may begin at home, but this week those heartfelt sentiments could transport you to a soup kitchen where you'll gladly help feed the hungry. While a few of the powerful planets congregating on the Scorpio-Sagittarius cusp are focused on fortifying close relationships, the other planets are fostering your sense of (self-less) service. All things considered, this Thanksgiving you should have lots to be grateful for. And, after generous Jupiter spends the next twelve months in your Sagittarius marriage house, there should be even more.
Cancer: Jun. 21 - Jul. 22
Thanksgiving comes tightly wrapped in a paternal Capricorn lunar vibe, a fitting complement to the maternal Cancerian emphasis on family life. Nurturing body, soul and spirit is your cosmic assignment, so no matter whom you spend the holiday with, make sure you discharge your duty to everyone at the table, the brats as well as the beloved. How much will this cost? Since impulsive Mars is about to launch an attack on conservative Saturn in your money house, probably more than you intend to spend. Go ahead anyway, it won't hurt for long.
Leo: Jul. 23 - Aug. 22
The party began with sociable Venus' entrance into Sagittarius; it got better after the sun went into this compatible fire sign. Once jolly Jupiter crosses over on Thanksgiving, the laughs and libations will flow throughout the entire holiday season, and then some. Since the wise Centaur governs the Lion's romantic and recreational activities, you can look forward to receiving more affection and exploring creative outlets than you've had easy access to since the last time expansive Jupiter spent 12 months in Sag, 12 years ago.
Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sep. 22
Watch out for hanky-panky, particularly while seductive Venus tests to what extent madcap Uranus in your marriage house will respond to her advances. Whether you find these antics amusing or threatening depends in part on who is doing what with whom, e.g., your mate flirting with your cute little cousin or an in-law coming on like gangbusters? Or is the culprit a neighbor? Meanwhile, because your Mercury ruler is once again under the influence of impressionable Neptune, you're liable to swallow any juicy bit of gossip you hear.
Libra: Sep. 23 - Oct. 22
While giving thanks for the sacrificial bird, you may also be grateful for the fact that Librans and Sagittarians get along so splendidly. During this holiday, there'll be good reasons to relish the friendship you have with the Seers and come to appreciate the sense of freedom and limitless possibilities that the Sagittarian sun is only too glad to share with the Scales. Also, during the next 12 months, you can benefit royally from the opportunities growth-oriented Jupiter offers, e.g., for some, a substantial increase in income; for others, a wider audience.
Scorpio: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
This time of year, while other signs are planning holiday trips and winter vacations, many Scorpions are busily at work, raking in their highest profits of the year. There's not much you can do about Sagittarius ruling your money house, nor can you ignore the influx of positive planets to that enthusiastic sign. At the moment, artistic Venus and the life-giving sun are in Sag; as of Thursday night, prosperous Jupiter will be there as well. And, in the first week of December, your Mars co-ruler and clever Mercury will join the crowd. Anybody else smell money?1
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