November 16 through 22, 2007


General Forecast

Keep in mind that militant Mars turned retrograde Wednesday at 13 Cancer, the USA’s natal sun degree, and one degree away from W’s natal sun. Will there be an about face, a reversal of the fortunes of war?

The next 77 days of retracing recent steps taken may tell, and then again, it may not. Mars flips forward on January 30, two days after Mercury begins its next retrograde period and a few days before the primaries on Feb. 5. Need a distraction? How about a hot, provocative square between the aforementioned Mr. Macho and romantic Venus exact on Monday, but sure to affect your hormones before then. Mercury is also very busy this week, exchanging information with every sign that isn’t obsessing over hearts and flowers. Sagittarius starts on Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving.

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Aries: Mar. 20 – Apr. 19

If you concentrate on romance and its infinite variety then you won’t have the time or the inclination to think about the ramifications of Thanksgiving and how long they will last. (With your Mars ruler retrograde for 11 weeks, probably too long.) But back to the lovey-dovey stuff and Venus’ sojourn in your Libra marriage house. The goddess can draw attractive people to your side until she moves into sexy Scorpio on Dec. 5. But it’s how she comes on to Mars this week, and the banter that follows, that’ll keep you hooked.

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Taurus: Apr. 20 – May 20

Every time your romantic Venus ruler contacts sexy Mars, something exciting, well, at least interesting, follows. Such is the case this week, and while the “meet cute” can take place at any time and in any location, you might want to pay particular attention to the reaction you get from folks in the workplace, both yours and wherever else you go, e.g., the market, the gym, the cleaners. Then, as the week progresses, a smitten Venus will come under the spell of idealistic Neptune, and their connection could have you walking on clouds.

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Gemini: May 21 – Jun. 20

It’s likely that loving Venus in your Libra house of romance and recreation will cost you real money if you pursue the various pleasures the goddess offers. So what! Since her annual visit only lasts a few weeks anyway, you might as well try to gather all the benefits she’s willing to hand out. Just be aware that shortly after Thanksgiving, nebulous Neptune becomes a force when it completes the airy-fairy grand trine that’s been building between Aquarius, Libra and Gemini. Will your new job bring you back to earth?

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Cancer: Jun. 21 – Jul. 22

You never know where or when the love bug will bite.

Keep this in mind as you wend your way through the long Thanksgiving weekend visiting friends and, because romantic Venus is passing through the old neighborhood, relatives and former classmates. It’s the classic attraction between horny Mars, currently in your sign, and magnetic Venus in lovable Libra that is responsible for the sparks flying every which way. Although Mars will remain in Cancer for what’ll feel like forever, Venus moves on early next month.
Carpe diem.

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Leo: Jul. 23 – Aug. 22

There’s a lot of chattering going on in your chart thanks to Mercury passing through your Scorpio house of domestic affairs and real estate matters. Maybe the conversation will center on the Thanksgiving feast, maybe you’ll have money matters to discuss when Uranus in your house of investments and insurance changes direction and, once again, looks to the future instead of the past. But if all that talking wears on your nerves, as well it might, you can find relief in a recreational activity, especially the heart-thumping kind.

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Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sep. 22

Right now your tuned-in Mercury ruler is the busiest of the planets, hopping from pillar to post and exchanging messages with most of the signs along the way. Seriously, while the Messenger of the Gods transits your Scorpio house of communication, commerce and commuting, you can’t help but play a crucial role at Command Central. Just make sure you leave enough time free to deal with the sudden changes in a relationship that may occur when unpredictable Uranus in your Pisces house of partners comes out of retrograde on the 24th.

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Libra: Sep. 23 – Oct. 22

It may seem redundant but while your lovable and loving Venus ruler is in your sign, there’s no reason to direct your attention to anything else. Certainly not while virile Mars in nurturing Cancer is devising a plan to seduce the goddess over the holiday weekend. Will the bait take the form of a deep-fried turkey or a devilishly delicious stuffing? There’s also an addictive element to this scheme that might not show up until amorphous Neptune, ruler of mind-altering substances, lavishes Venus and you with its gifts as the holiday ends.

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Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

Any time there’s a possibility that you can hook up the Scorpion needs to know when, the whys and the wherefores. Since you have two ruling planets, Mars and Pluto, and they both convey passion and determination, you’ll be pleased (unless you’re very much married) to learn that your Mars co-ruler, in the empathetic water sign of Cancer, is about to chance a romantic relationship with Venus. How serious it’ll be and how long it’ll last depends in part on how things progress once Venus enters Scorpio on Dec. 5th. Anticipation.

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Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

Steel yourself for the very real probability that Uranus, changing direction in your Pisces house of domesticity and family affairs, could have a dramatic impact on your plans for the Thanksgiving holiday. But be glad that the agile Centaur is able to make whatever adjustments may be necessary without so much as breaking a sweat. However, handling natives of the fixed signs won’t be easy; they stick to their guns. While Cancer and Capricorn, the cardinal traditionalists will insist on sticking to the menu.

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Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 20

No matter how involved you are in your career or a community event, it’s your partner who’s likely to be the object of attention from the governing powers. Mars in your Cancer marriage house may receive an opportunity to become involved in whatever popular project Venus in judicious Libra has in mind. Meanwhile, your pragmatic Saturn ruler, in the discerning sign of Virgo, puts you in an excellent position to give good advice, especially about financial matters, including the “dream come true” you hope to find under your Christmas tree.

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Aquarius: Jan. 21 – Feb. 18

Aquarius is one of the signs on the verge of falling head over heels into infatuation during the compelling attraction between Venus and Mars this week. It’s primarily because imaginative Neptune in your sign envisions more than what meets the eye that makes you so vulnerable to the passing glance or casual touch on the arm. But now that you’ve been warned, let’s hope that you can thread your way through the chaos that may result from your Uranus ruler’s turnaround on the 24th. You should feel the tremors a few days before.

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Pisces: Feb. 19 – Mar. 19

Again, reading for Aquarius may give you a heads-up on what could be in store for the Fish when Uranus in your sign comes out of retrograde after five months lying dormant. Plus, you’ll be warned well in advance of the fantasy that might get out of hand when romantic Venus perfects a rewarding air sign trine to your uber-romantic Neptune ruler. Artists can take this inspirational connection to glorious new heights, but how will you express it, and could your interpretation land you behind bars? “But I did it for love,” might not fly.

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