Your horoscope for November 15 to 21, 2012

If you haven’t witnessed the results of last Tuesday’s solar eclipse, keep watching. Eclipses maintain their potency over an extended period of time. In fact, Thursday through Saturday a sense of karma on replay may be more conspicuous.

Mercury retrograde continues to November 26. The usual advice is worth a repeat: stay vigilant, ask more questions, and don’t overlook a thing. Revisit, revise, redo. When Scorpio waters are stirred, there’s always more than meets the eye. It’s a time to dig deeper, to soul-search, to confront the demon, to re-strategize, replenish, recharge, and reclaim your power.

Mars in Capricorn, starting Friday night, is a helpful influence for getting yourself and your life under better control, although Neptune’s influence suggests you’ll need a little time to work up to it. Friday and Saturday, reward yourself for getting as far as you have. Then again, there’s no need to justify a thing.

Saturday delivers the informing peak of Mercury’s retrograde cycle. Watch for an exchange, a piece of news, an insight, a revelation, an impression, or a good score to get your train started. From here on in, you’ll start to piece it together better.

The sun’s advance into Sagittarius on Wednesday at 1:50 p.m. turns more attention to the future and the upcoming holidays. It also puts more on the move. Just a few hours later, Venus enters primal, passionate, and all-consuming Scorpio. Emotions speak their truth. Money does too.

March 19 - April 19

Mercury retrograde can produce a significant setback and necessitates a serious reassessment. The karmic undertone is not lost on you. Mars in Capricorn, starting Friday, pressures you to undertake an official next step. Venus in Scorpio, starting Wednesday, will help you devise a new strategy. By the end of the month, you should have it all figured out.

April 19 - May 20

It’s not a done deal yet. You might have thought you could keep moving along, but you can’t overlook what’s staring you down. Starting Friday, Mars in Capricorn helps you gain a more realistic perspective on what should and needs to come next. The next couple of weeks will provide an opportunity to straighten out a critical financial or relationship matter.

May 20 - June 20

Pressure is mounting. Mercury retrograde forces you to confront what’s holding you back. No matter how good the excuse sound bite is, it only serves to undermine you and diminish your game. Resistance is futile, improvement is imperative. The stars now push you through an intensified work-it-out cycle regarding health, your job, an emotional block, or a financial challenge.

June 20 - July 22

You’ve been on a taxing marathon as of late. Realize it or not, you’ve fought your way through a large percentage of the hard part. The pressure buildup will continue, but with a slightly different focus. Mars in Capricorn and Venus in Scorpio inch you closer to the end of the month and a long-awaited finish line.

July 22 - August 22

Mercury’s backtrack can plunge you into a deeper examination of your emotional attachments, subconscious motives, and security drives. Family matters and finances could get more complicated now. Mars in Capricorn, starting Friday, sets you onto task. Do what you can as you can, and don’t worry about tomorrow’s pile-up until you get there. Next Wednesday through the month’s end, you’ll push past plenty.

August 22 - September 22

As is typical of Mercury retrograde, a change of plans can be necessary and advantageous. A communication or transportation challenge could plague you. If you can’t wait on a major decision or purchase, build in as much leeway as you can. Wednesday flicks a major switch. As circumstances play out, lingering doubt is removed. Off with the old, on with the new.

September 22 - October 22

Venus in Libra continues to bring added favour and attention your way. You have more on brew and more at stake than is readily evident. As of next Wednesday, Venus in Scorpio takes a relationship or financial investment to a deeper and more all-consuming level. While Mercury continues in retrograde, you’ll discover how entrenched you are and just how resourceful you can be.

October 22 - November 21

It seems you have more than the usual to sort out now. Mercury’s backtrack into Scorpio can keep you especially wrapped up through month’s end. Starting Friday, Mars in Capricorn should help you to gain a better handle on what’s working and what’s not. You can rely on Venus in Scorpio, starting Wednesday, to sharpen your instincts and your chess game.

November 21 - December 21

Now that Mercury retrograde has backtracked into Scorpio, it’s a good idea to take a step back and place yourself in observation, study, or research mode. As of Friday, Mars in Capricorn can increase the pressure or strain, but it should also help you to rein yourself in better. As best you can, don’t allow yourself to waste your time, health, heart, or money.

December 21 - January 20

Mercury retrograde can put you back in touch, perhaps surprisingly so. Expect to bump into people you know more frequently through month’s end. You’ll find a chance to revisit something you couldn’t get off the ground previously. As of Friday, the big push is officially on. Mars in Capricorn pumps up your ambition and feistiness.

January 20 - February 18

Dealings with authority or those in charge can be a greater challenge now that Mercury retrograde has backed into Scorpio. You could be forced to justify yourself or set better boundaries in your personal life. Venus in Scorpio, starting Wednesday, increases expectations—yours and theirs. Commit your all and you’ll upgrade your results.

February 18 - March 19

Beyond changes to your holiday plans and long-distance reconnections, Mercury retrograde also takes you through an intensified soul-searching chapter. The future is already set on its course. Is it what you want? If so, how do you make the most of it? If not, what can you relinquish in order to redirect your life?

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