Your horoscope for November 1 to 7, 2012

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Who will prevail in the U.S. presidential election? I’ll hold to my prediction of a Barack Obama win, but truthfully the transits are so matched that they could produce a victory for either candidate. If the deciding factor is the Republicans’ stand on the Scorpio issues of abortion and same-sex rights, then perhaps it’s Obama’s game. If Mitt Romney has sold the American people on the idea that he’ll repeat his corporate success with the country’s economy, maybe people will jump ship.

What I can say with certainty is that something is likely to go askew, similar to the 2000 election, when Mercury switched off retrograde and Al Gore lost to George W. Bush.

On November 6 at 3:04 p.m. PST, Mercury in Sagittarius begins retrograde. With dynamic tension to Neptune, expect added confusion or uncertainty. The folly is in seeing what you want to see, rather than what is. When Mercury retrograde occurs in Sagittarius, the problem is too much or too big, never too little. It’s easy to race too far ahead, get too carried away, or make things bigger than they need to be. Try not to overdo it or overshoot it. Remember the standard Mercury retrograde warnings. Added safety and safeguards are wise. Don’t take anything or anyone for granted. Double-check everything. Be fully present for yourself and aim to stay true to what’s in your higher/best interest.

Aries
March 19 - April 19

Your month starts with added excitement, thanks to Venus stimulated by Uranus in Aries on Thursday/Friday. Your social and love lives get an added boost from this transit. As well, they can spark an unexpected financial gain, so when the impulse strikes, try your luck—instant picks are recommended. Mixed with Tuesday’s Mercury retrograde start, expect to revisit places, faces, and more.

Taurus
April 19 - May 20

On a job hunt? Looking for better prospects, options, or more support? The next couple of days could prove lucrative. Venus/Uranus can deliver surprise opportunity or added expense, perhaps to do with a work, studies, health, or transportation matter. A casual conversation or introduction could light a new fire. Accept extra help or advice. A second opinion or another look/see can be wise.

Gemini
May 20 - June 20

Sparking your social life, romantic opportunity, creativity, and finances, Venus and Uranus give you plenty extra to post on your Facebook page. The fun, synchronicities, and eventfulness of life’s ups and downs will keep things moving fast and furious through the weekend and into the start of Tuesday’s Mercury retrograde. As is typical of the cycle, expect to repeat and re-meet.

Cancer
June 20 - July 22

Don’t plan or expect more of the same. The week’s end could bring a disruption, side track, or shakeup, or it may suddenly let you off the hook. Impulsiveness or added expense can get the better of you. By Sunday, you should feel you can own yourself again. Mercury retrograde, beginning Tuesday, extends or enlarges that which you are working through, on, or toward.

Leo
July 22 - August 22

On Thursday and Friday, your phone rings more and your inbox stays active. Venus/Uranus keeps good times, ideas, inspirations, and conversations going strong. On Saturday, switch gears, recharge, or replenish. Monday’s opportune Leo moon keeps you motoring along exceptionally well, but as of Tuesday, Mercury retrograde calls for added vigilance. You are wise to sharpen your observational and listening skills in order to play it smarter.

Virgo
August 22 - September 22

Affairs of the heart and the wallet are on a fast track the first couple of days of November. Edgy and unpredictable Venus/Uranus keeps the live wire or hot wire well sparked. Saturday can present an opportunity to have a heartfelt exchange and/or reach them where they’ll feel it/see it/hear it best. Mercury retrograde can start with more backtracking or second-guessing.

Libra
September 22 - October 22

A fresh diversion or added stimulation is on the ready, set, go dial. Venus, Uranus, and Pluto keep the sparks flying through the weekend. People may surprise you, and you could surprise yourself too. Do it up, live it up, aim for maximum impact, but also keep tabs on your impulsive or extravagant side. Once Mercury does its turnaround, regret can grow.

Scorpio
October 22 - November 21

The unexpected can finish out your workweek, but trust your instincts and you’ll navigate through it just fine. In fact, add-ons, diversions, or changes could work to your advantage. Saturday can be a breakthrough day. Mercury retrograde is likely to increase your expenses, expenditures, and efforts. You may choose or be forced to pull out of an agreement, an arrangement, a contract, or a relationship.

Sagittarius
November 21 - December 21

The end of the week could keep you especially busy with back-and-forth communications, added planning, socializing, and running around. By Saturday/Sunday, you should feel like you surpassed plenty and made a good landing. On Monday, keep open-ended and open-minded, and take things as they come. Starting retrograde in Sagittarius on Tuesday, Mercury sends you back to task.

Capricorn
December 21 - January 20

You could be game for change, and more easily convinced or swayed. When you see your moment, have the talk, call in the favour, and give it your best shot. Monday makes for good communication lines, but don’t bank on promises unless you get them in writing. As of Tuesday, when Mercury retrograde gets under way, things change and minds do too.

Aquarius
January 20 - February 18

November’s start keeps it fresh and stimulating for you. Thursday/Friday, good timing and opportunity are in your court. The right words come at the right time, and the right people do too. Connect, travel, promote, scout, have fun, love ’em up. Saturday/Sunday, take care of business, wrap it up. Tuesday’s Mercury retrograde prompts a revision, repeat, or re-meet.

Pisces
February 18 - March 19

Requirements are significant now, but your capacity to meet and surpass expectations (yours or others’) has increased as well. Errands, entertaining, family, and professional or financial matters pile up Thursday/Friday, but Saturday through Monday, you should feel you have a handle on it. Mercury retrograde, starting Tuesday, heaps more on you.

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