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* monthly * horoscopes - november 2018
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Uranus left your sign last May, concluding a visit that one way or another characterised the previous eight years. This planet rules change and individuality: so wherever your freedom to be yourself was curtailed, maybe to maintain the status quo or to safeguard your security, looking back you’ll see what a fruitless exercise this turned out to be. In retrospect, it might have been easier and potentially less disruptive, to accept the inevitable and not cling so firmly to the past. If you’ve learned your lesson, you will know how to deal with the coming months, as Uranus in retrograde motion returns to your sign, for its final farewell…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
If you had to pick one planet, you’d rather never visited your sign then revolutionary Uranus, harbinger of change, would obviously be high on that list. Thus, you will be pleased to hear the anxieties and unease you’ve felt over the past six months, are set to settle from November 6. This planet turned retrograde last August and moves backwards into Aries, giving you some breathing space over the next four months. You have had a taste of what lies ahead and should remember this process will resume. So don’t slowly lapse back to your old ways, but consider how you might pre-empt a few alterations, once the timing feels right.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
A seismic shift this month, affects you more favourably than many. Jupiter returns to the sector of your horoscope ruling partnership affairs and after the drudgery of late, represents a welcome change. Our largest planet means luck, good fortune, success, positive experiences and growth. Combined with Venus, the planet of love in a sector of your horoscope ruling romance throughout November, the stage is set for some significant encounters of the memorable variety. Relationships that have been under strain, either take the first step toward an improved understanding, or else show early signs of their impending demise.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
You wonder how long you can keep trying with certain people. You have a hard shell and can be fearsome when you have just cause, but that doesn’t mean underneath all this, you’re impervious to hurt. Trouble is, certain associations have grown so intense and complicated over such a long period of time, a kind of emotional detachment starts to set in after you’ve explored all the other possibilities. And you aren’t the only one left feeling this way, either. Fortunately, there are other people who have come to take the place of these departees, even though they are fewer in number and mainly originate predictably close to home.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Jupiter continues a trend you’ll have noted throughout the past year. Since October 2017 it has been those closest to you, you have turned to as sources of support, meaning your immediate family in the main and those you regard as your kith and kin. You have felt nurtured at home and in your domestic environment, while you have also taken steps to reconcile deep-seated issues with your own parents: particularly those of the female gender or who have played a formative role, whether related to you or not. From November onwards you can extend the same largesse, to those growing up now. Youngsters in general, for example.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Mercury is retrograde throughout the second half of November. Although some would argue the dwarf planet and former asteroid Ceres, is far better suited to be your ruler, with the current state of play this remains an unconfirmed perspective. So you ought to be aware any apparent reverse motion of the planet closest to the Sun, might affect you more powerfully than most. With its traditional links to both transport and communication: you should allow extra time when travelling, be extra careful around contracts and negotiations, think twice about impulse expenditures and best be prepared when your network goes down.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
The United States landed six manned missions on the Moon, while the Soviets put nine unmanned landers on Venus, a feat that neither nation has since been inclined to emulate. The US concentrates nowadays on the more “hospitable” climes of Mars, while Russia contemplates the cost of landers that survived 110 minutes at the most, in temperatures approaching 500°C (932°F). Similarly, you are beginning to wonder whether you haven’t actually made yourself seem too hostile and unapproachable. You worry you may have missed the boat, but with Venus in your sign during November, you have a chance to make amends.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Jupiter leaves your sign and will not return for over a decade. Let’s hope you have made the most of its visit and weren’t indulging spare unnecessary and residual negativity, simply to prove in some convoluted fashion, those with a happier and more optimistic viewpoint were so obviously wrong. Truth is, there are folk who find hardship easier to handle than the blessings of a benevolent universe. The spiritual and psychological import of this approach is hard for others to fathom, but has its origins in a poor self-image that needs suffering and sympathy to bolster it, rather than letting your capabilities speak for themselves.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Many times before you have donned your bravest face and told yourself the worst is now behind you. And at least since the closing stages of 2017 you have been able to believe this too, certainly in contrast to the three years beforehand that stand out in your memory as a tedious, lonely and exhausting period, you wouldn’t voluntarily want to go through a second time. Yet you can’t help but hanker after those halcyon days of yore, when life seemed so much easier and such a lot more fun. You wonder if you’ll ever see the like: so the major news is despite the wait, with Jupiter returning to your sign they’re coming back again…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
You probably already realise that a lengthy phase is drawing to a close. Life will never be the same again, so while you have stuck to your guns and taken on some mighty opponents, it seems the passage of time can accomplish a greater transformation than any foe or adversary. With Saturn as your ruler, you have always considered time to be a friend, as you’ve made certain you are better equipped than most to wait out adverse circumstances. Only now you appreciate that even for you, time is a diminishing and finite resource. Since there is little you can do about this, acceptance and equanimity are qualities to encourage.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Finally on November 15, Mars exits your sign. The Red Planet takes less than two years to circuit the sky, so by 2020 it’s back, only for a far more usual six weeks or so, rather than the twenty-two weeks you’ve endured this year. Taurus and Aries catch the subsequent cycle, while the next Mars retrograde in your constellation is not until 2050. You are delighted to find you can get up in the morning and follow a few of the activities you had planned, rather than your schedule spontaneously creating itself, leaving you playing catch-up the whole time. Your income stream needs a lot of attention, but at least you have the time for it.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
The further it is away in space, the longer each planet takes to go around the Sun and the more of every year they spend in retrograde motion, looking like they’re heading slowly backwards through the zodiac. Neptune, your ruler and now in your sign for instance, spends about 44% of every year in reverse gear, so its changes of direction are biannual. November sees the conclusion of one lengthy retrograde phase, ten days after Mars enters your sign. If your dreams and aspirations seem to have been on hold lately, this planetary pair helps you get matters back on track, especially if you keep your ego out of the picture.
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