Your horoscope for November 15 to 21, 2018

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      Never a dull moment—that’s life; that’s the stars.

      Uranus retrograde on a revisit to Aries will keep stoking the fire through the month’s end, but we’ll gain some reprieve from Mars and Venus on the move.

      Usually a six-week rather than a six-month transit, Mars has tenanted Aquarius since the middle of May. As Uranus is doing now, Mars has kept the intensity dialled up. As of Friday, Mars enters Pisces, a more fluid influence. Continuing to New Year’s Eve, it is an activation transit that encompasses everything to do with the holidays.

      To the plus, Mars in Pisces can energize creativity, compassion, hopefulness, romance, and spirituality. It prompts a greater desire to conjure, transcend, or escape. The transit can also be exposing, unleashing, and/or target the vulnerable. Disillusionment and loss are also a feature. Noting that Mercury retrograde coincides with this Mars transit, it is advised to guard your health, wealth, and valuables, and to keep tabs on alcohol or drug consumption and on precious souls who are weak, infirm, or addicted.

      Venus ends retrograde on Friday morning but will continue in Libra through December 2. In general, Venus direct should improve social matters, communications, finances/profits, contracts, and matters dear to the heart.

      Mercury in Sagittarius begins retrograde on Friday afternoon. In addition to health, Mercury retrograde tends to play havoc with travel, connecting the dots, and getting the message across. Don’t leave it to chance or assumption. An extra margin or backup plan is wise. Questioning, second-guessing, soul-searching, and backtracking are typical. Continuing to December 6, it’s a time to reconnect, revisit, and/or revise. Go easy on it this weekend. Monday, Mars/Jupiter pumps up the action.

      March 20 - April 19

      Ease up; go gentle on yourself. Let go and let God. Don’t struggle, hustle, or force. While Mars tours Pisces, gift yourself with ample time for creative conjuring or spiritual replenishment. Venus in Libra ends retrograde on Friday, but Mercury in Sagittarius begins a three-week stint. Exposing and revealing; lost and found; Sunday to Tuesday fast-tracks you in some unexpected way. 

      April 20 - May 20

      A big shift is happening inside of you. You’ll see it reflected through interactions and circumstances. It isn’t new. Rather, it is a resurrection of something you’ve kept secret, downplayed, and/or tried to ignore. The stars prompt a growing alienation or an ocean of emotion. Either way, you want more. Take extra time to feel your way along. Clarity and inspiration arrive in spurts.

      May 21 - June 21

      Some things are beyond control or comprehension. If you can’t get a better handle on it, leave it be just for now. Take one step at a time. Put your energy and time where you know you can make gain—or at least maintain. Thursday/Friday through Monday/Tuesday, the stars are calling the shots. Revisions, repeats, extras, or added expense is in the mix.

      June 21 - July 22

      Mars, freshly into Pisces, and Venus direct are of benefit, but neither is into clear sailing just yet. Don’t assume: play it safe; stay awake. Mercury retrograde, starting Friday, can see you get lost or lose track, put you back to work or back in the game, set you onto a temporary sidetrack or setback. Monday/Tuesday, expect to hit a full-tilt boogie. 

      July 22 - August 22

      While the end of Venus retrograde boosts communication tracks, plans, social interaction, and potential earnings, both Mars in Pisces and Mercury retrograde freshly at it can produce an energy or a financial drain. Don’t bank on a promise or an assumption. It’s either too much, not enough, lost in translation, or misplaced. Sunday to Tuesday, better cut to the chase. 

      August 22 - September 22

      Since spring, Mars has put you to the test. It’s been hard work every step of the way. Starting Thursday, Mars in Pisces launches a total immersion program. You can feel turned on, swamped, or overextended. Added uncertainty, confusion, and susceptibility are also in the mix. Guard health and wealth. Monday, the big push is on. Try not to go overboard.

      September 22 - October 23

      Venus ends retrograde on Friday but continues in Libra until December 2. Venus can grace you, but with Mars in Pisces and Mercury retrograde on a fresh wind-up, the end of the workweek and beginning of next can be a mixed bag. Enjoy, but minimize expectations. There’s a heightened propensity for extravagance, overcommitment, overindulgence, and loss. Monday/Tuesday, Mars/Jupiter hit go, perhaps unexpectedly so. 

      October 23 - November 21

      Thursday/Friday can provide a fresh boost of inspiration, can-do, or must-do. In general, Mars in Pisces is a good transit for going by feel, for attention-getting, romance, and for making the most of opportunity. Even so, Mercury retrograde can put you on a backtrack. Nothing is as simple, clear, or straightforward as it seems. Monday/Tuesday gives you more to go on.

      November 21 - December 21

      What do you know, believe, feel? Can you take it to the next level? Is it worth going the extra mile? While Jupiter in Sagittarius boosts motivation and incentive, Mars in Pisces can do just the opposite. Mercury retrograde can see you question or doubt yourself more. Allow more time. Answers will reveal themselves. Put it on chill through Saturday. Monday/Tuesday, go for it. 

      December 21 - January 19

      In general, Mars into Pisces and the end of Venus retrograde should make for a smoother go, but Mercury retrograde, starting Friday, can dilute effectiveness and/or throw things off course. It’s easy to get in over your head. Where possible, avoid the overly complicated or the high price tag. Added exposure, uncertainty, and the unexpected are in the mix.  

      January 20 - February 18

      For the past five months, Mars has been keeping it edgy in Aquarius. As of Thursday, Mars in Pisces sets a much different tone. It stimulates potentials, creativity, or romance, but it isn’t well-grounded, especially while Mercury retrograde is up to tricks. Thursday to Saturday, keep open-minded, open-ended, and easy. Monday, it’s game on.  

      February 18 - March 20

      Jupiter has just begun a new 12-year manifesting cycle. Mars in Pisces places you at the start of a new two-year trajectory. While the weekend should prove mostly smooth-running, Mercury retrograde, starting Friday, can see you lose steam temporarily. Even so, the weekend should be mostly easygoing. Monday/Tuesday calls for fast thinking. Stay on the ball.

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