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Libra Weekly Horoscopes for November 24, 2014

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The prevailing mood this week is upbeat and celebratory for the most part. The Sun is thrilled to be back in fiery Sagittarius and in mutual reception with Jupiter in Leo. Venus in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries give us four planets in fire which will make all the fire sign folk very happy campers. When the Sun squares Neptune in Pisces midweek, we could find ourselves in a state of irrational exuberance . . . so not the best place to make critical life changing decisions. In fact, I highly recommend putting all critical decisions on hold until the Winter Solstice when practical Capricorn comes to the rescue.

The first couple of days this week we benefit from Mars inconjunct Jupiter on Monday and a dour Mercury-Saturn conjunction in Scorpio on Tuesday. Advice from these two planets will be incisive, extremely pragmatic and probably will not be what people want to hear. The Mars in Cappy inconjunct to Jupiter in Leo also encourages us to err on the side of caution when taking action. My feeling is most people are going to be too busy enjoying the Sagittarius buzz to pay much attention.

Wednesday is the turning point when the true Sagittarius party begins! That’s when the Sun squares Neptune and Venus is trine Uranus in Aries. The following day Mercury leaves cynical Scorpio for blunt, opinionated Sagittarius, bring the number of planets in fire signs up to five. By Sunday, Mercury in Sagittarius will takes its turn squaring Neptune in Pisces. Did I mention this was an iffy time for making sensible decisions?

Here in the USA we celebrate Thanksgiving Day on Thursday with family and lots of good food. I am a big fan of this particular holiday, mostly because I love to prepare and eat our family’s favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Pumpkin pie, turkey, fresh cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy are all on the table in my house. Many people look forward to the shopping on Black Friday. I foresee plenty of impulse buying this year!

Scorpio Season felt particularly dark this year and the desire to run off and play hard this week could hit some very hard. Choose a “designated driver” or set firm limits to what you can spend before you head out the door so you can have a grand time without guilt. Have a wonderful week!

If you know your Rising sign, please read the horoscope for it too. :D

This time of year, Aries, you often get a serious case of itchy feet and feel the need to do some traveling. These urges may be quite strong this year and you could find yourself making reservations to head somewhere sunny and warm. Please pay attention to what your boss has to say the first of the week.

Anytime you can sock money away in investments where it makes good interest, Taurus, you feel warm all over. The next few weeks may present plenty of opportunities to take a look at different options. However, I recommend checking those out thoroughly before taking action because some may be too good to be true.

Life is finally beginning to brighten up for you, Gemini, and this is due in large part to your significant other or long time friends. They are more than willing to do whatever it takes to cheer you up and make you laugh. Your own sense of humor comes back on line late this week. Enjoy!

The first few days this week are much more favorable for you, Cancer, though not exactly warm and fuzzy. The next few weeks leading up to the Solstice can be plenty of fun for you but may also wretch havoc with your budget and your diet. Now is a good time to put together a firm plan to handle those obstacles.

Next to the hot, lazy days of Leo Season, this time of year is probably your favorite, Leo, because there are plenty of social activities offering you opportunities to shine. You also love giving and receiving gifts. This week marks the start of all the fun for you. Have a great time!

You may have mixed feelings about Sagittarius Season, Virgo, in part because you usually value your privacy and this time of year often brings family to your doorstep. It might help to go ahead and give yourself permission to have a good time . . . you usually do once you get to the party.

Your outlook ought to improve markedly as the week progress, Libra. People should respond favorably to what you are saying and even laugh at your little jokes. Spreading cheer and goodwill comes naturally to you now. Be careful about stretching the truth in order to tell a better story as this may backfire on you.

You are in the process of slipping back out of the public eye, Scorpio, and this should suit you just fine. Many of your astute suggestions early in the week may be ignored because most people are not in the mood to listen. Take care of your own business for now and focus on things like managing your own budget.

Not much is going to hold you back now, Sagittarius. Your natural optimism has returned in force as has your ability to charm. What you may need to watch out for is over-reaching because your ability to judge how much you can take on is going to be compromised midweek and into the weekend.

Conversations with your associates may not go well the first of the week, Capricorn, as you begin to withdraw and turn your attention inward. It is a good time to contemplate what you have accomplished during the past year in order to be prepared for the year ahead . . . something you understand quite well.

Please make it a priority to put the finishing touches on any important projects at work, Aquarius, before you allow yourself to be diverted by holiday celebrations. Might not be a bad idea to set firm limits ahead of time on how much you can spend for those celebrations too.

Pisces, you may find yourself far more visible at work than usual which can be disconcerting at times because you might not be too sure why. This is one of those times when smiling and saying “thank you” is the easiest way to go. Hey, you probably deserve every moment of recognition!

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Libra Weekly Horoscopes for November 17, 2014

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The gloomy atmosphere the first part of the week is due in large part to the Scorpio Sun conjoining Saturn late on Monday night the last time for many, many years. [I think I hear cheering . . .] Scorpio is not exactly a cheerful earful under the best of circumstances; their humor tends to be dry and sarcastic. Having Mercury in Scorpio under pressure from a twitchy Uranus in Aries on Monday doesn’t help either. The “glass half empty” types will be happily spreading rumors and sharing their latest conspiracy theories. Thankfully this is a passing influence and will quickly fade away.

On Friday, Mercury is sextile Mars in Capricorn which is perfect for the pursuit of critical information hidden from public view. This may result in revelations that are bound to make powerful people extremely uncomfortable, not to mention those who made the mistake of cheating on their lovers. Use this energy carefully with purpose and integrity.

The best news is Venus is now in Sagittarius! She simply wants to have a little good, clean fun and if she flirts with someone who is spoken for, give her a break because she very likely doesn’t mean any harm. A square to Neptune in Pisces midweek blurs her judgment even more. Venus in the fire signs often have a certain innocence along with heaps of charm which enables them to get away with behaviors that would be sharply condemned in others. This Venus brings a welcome ray of sunshine into an otherwise rather sober week.

We have a major shift coming this weekend when the Sun leaves Scorpio for fiery Sagittarius on Saturday, the same day as the Sagittarius New Moon. This makes for a clear and dramatic change. For most fire and air folk, this will be a very welcome event and will mark the true beginning of the holiday season.

If you know your Rising sign, please read the horoscope for it too. :D

It would be a good idea to be patient and tactful if you need to talk to stuffy types like bankers and lawyers this week, Aries, even if it is the last thing you feel like doing. There are happier days ahead for you and getting embroiled in a fight you probably won’t win is not something you need right now.

Be patient with your partner the first part of the week, Taurus, because they may not be in the brightest of spirits. Give them a chance to air their opinions and hear them out without judgment if you can. What might look promising this week are discussions about investment matters.

Dealings with stubborn, uncooperative schedules or coworkers may cause headaches for you early in the week, Gemini. Please do the best you can with all of this. Your significant other could be the person who keeps you sane at this time by making you laugh and see the absurdity of it all.

If you are looking about for something to entertain you now, Cancer, you might find yourself drawn to tragic tales or artwork full of atmospheric effects. If you are looking for sound advice now, you might wish to consult your partner later this week. They won’t steer you wrong.

Dealing with your family members, particularly the older ones, may be challenging the first of the week, Leo, and you might need every scrap of patience you can muster. Hang in there because the hints of better days ahead are starting to arrive and the weekend looks better yet.

Monday and Tuesday could find you with very little to say, Virgo, and that’s probably just as well. You might even have a few moments of feeling blocked all together. This will pass by the end of the week and you could surprise yourself by heading out to do some holiday shopping for your family this weekend.

Your task this week, Libra, is to be a little ray of sunshine and goodwill. You might be surprised how many people will appreciate your cheerful words and sweet smile. Don’t let worries about finances get you down the first of the week because you are probably in a better situation than you realize.

You seldom let a bit of doom and gloom slow you down, Scorpio. You have had plenty of practice soldiering on the past couple of years and may have some good advice to pass on to those in need. If you are looking for ways to improve your cash flow, this weekend may bring some opportunities worth exploring.

Sagittarius, you are beginning to feel the love this week and are happy to spread it around. Putting your best foot forward is getting easier and if you need to make a good impression, you should be able to pull it off. Life gets even brighter on the weekend.

You will handle the more serious, purposeful tone the first part of the week quite well, Capricorn, since that is your natural style. This is a good time to make sure your extended network of friends and associates is working well because after this weekend, you might find yourself needing more private time.

For you, Aquarius, the most pressure this week could come from your career. If you have outstanding projects to wrap up soonest, focus your energy on those because after this weekend the temptation to socialize with your peers will probably increase dramatically. This is usually a fun time of year for you.

Pisces, you could begin to feel the need to start devoting more time and energy to your long term goals and career this week, a change that deepens next week. This should be a generally positive experience and one you will be able to happily embrace.

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Libra Weekly Horoscopes for November 10, 2014

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Back into the fray again this week starting off with Mars conjoining Pluto in Capricorn on Monday and squaring Uranus in Aries on Wednesday. It is vital to remember Mars is very controlled and focused in earthy Capricorn, so people may not be obviously angry. Mars conjunct Pluto acts very much like Mars in Scorpio and one thing Mars in Scorpio is good at is biding its time to exact revenge. Play nice and treat others with kindness and consideration. If you have the Sun, Mars or Ascendant from 11° to 13° in Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn, you may need to exercise more restraint than usual because in the heat of the moment you could take matters way too far.

Another less than fun aspect is Venus in Scorpio conjoining Saturn on Wednesday. Saturn has a way of taking all the fun out of life and when sweet Venus conjoins him, relationship choices can seem very dreary. Those of you who are celebrating your birthdays between November 10 and November 15 will have this conjunction in your Solar Returns. You may find yourself learning towards safe but boring choices in your love life which can destroy relationships from the get go. Thankfully Venus moves quickly and by Sunday, she will leave Scorpio behind for Sagittarius . . . much more optimistic place for Venus to play.

It’s not all gloom and doom this week. Mercury in Scorpio has returned to the degree it went retrograde and is trine compassionate Neptune in Pisces. Perfect aspect for finding the right words to express empathy and caring. By the way, Neptune is preparing to station direct on November 15-16 at 4° Pisces. But unless you have personal planets or Ascendant at 4° in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) you probably won’t notice anything.

I suppose the square between the Scorpio Sun and Jupiter in Leo on Thursday can go either way. Sun-Jupiter aspects often promote extreme positions and this one is no exception. Some will feel like the economy is picking up and others the opposite. What there will be very little of is middle ground!

Good time to make a concerted effort to practice kindness and forbearance along with generous amounts of tolerance and patience. We may also see the reemergence of issues we dealt with in April or variations of those themes. Be careful and play nice!

If you know your Rising sign, please read the horoscope for it too. :D

You are a force to be reckoned with this week, Aries, and anyone who is brave enough to cross you will know it. Think long and hard about your long term goals and what you are willing to do to achieve those. Please do your best to avoid being irritable and arbitrary.

Taurus, there are times when you have been known to settle for a less than ideal partnership because it makes you feel safe and secure. This week could be one of those times. Please give yourself plenty of time to consider all of your options. Who knows? Next week you may feel differently.

The atmosphere this week is far from ideal for you, Gemini. It is far too dark and contentious. You may want to focus on making adjustments to your work habits and think about how you can improve your health and wellness routines. Just so you know, there are better days ahead starting next week.

Dealing with your one-on-one relationships could be quite interesting in a rather scary way this week, Cancer. Power struggles are possible bringing anger management issues to the fore. The first half of the week looks especially dicey so tread carefully. You probably won’t be in the mood to play either.

You might run into problems with your coworkers the first part of this week, Leo, that could take some careful handling on your part. If you have home improvement projects you are working on and they seem stalled out, practice patience for now. Next week looks more promising.

The role of mediator may fall to you this week, Virgo, because you have the best chance of coming up with the most workable solutions. Whatever you come up with will probably be simple, practical and firmly based on real world values. Your ability to focus is quite good now.

Striking a balance between argumentative family members and your partner could be very challenging now, Libra. You probably won’t be too thrilled about it either. Control issues are the most likely source of contention and those may not be easily resolved. Drat! Be patient, brighter days are just around the corner.

Like Taurus, Scorpio, you need to be careful about choosing relationships that offer more security than passion. The thing is you know that won’t work for you in the long run. By the way, your words could have an extra edge to them this week, so take care not to slice and dice your nearest and dearest.

Here’s the thing, Sagittarius, you have another week of sitting on the sidelines and watching before you get to have a little fun again. While there are fewer distractions, you might as well sit down and review your financial situation. This is not the best time to take gamble either.

The first part of this week, Capricorn, may drive home to you the need to accept with how angry you end up feeling when you have dealings with some of your family. This has the potential to turn into a major obsession, so you may want to think long and hard about your choices.

Once again, Aquarius, choosing your words with care could be critical, especially midweek. If you are unhappy about the lack of progress in your chosen profession right now, please be patient because this situation won’t last forever. Keep slogging away for now. Next week your interest in socializing may revive.

As much as you may like to do some traveling now, Pisces, it may not be possible. Unexpected expenses midweek may prevent you from attending a social function with your associates much to your regret. The feeling of being put on hold begins to ease over the weekend.

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The Great Escape – Venus in Sagittarius

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Scorpio is not the friendliest place for Venus who is much happier with light, bright and cheerful. The intensity and emotional drama Scorpio thrives on leaves her cold and unhappy. Her conjunction with Saturn in Scorpio on November 12, a few days before she shifts in Sagittarius, doesn’t help either. Duty and responsibility make poor bed fellows for Venus.

However Venus hits the ground running when she escapes the dark waters of Scorpio on November 16 for the wide open spaces of Sagittarius. Commitment? Forget it! Venus in Sagittarius is far more interested in keeping her options open and playing the field. To put it simply, she wants to have fun . . .

The first aspect Venus in Sagittarius makes is a square to Neptune in Pisces on November 20 which means denial about the unpleasant side of our relationships can run wild. Not only that but we probably won’t care . . . having a good time with no strings attached is what counts now. Eventually we’ll have to deal with all the messy stuff, just not now.

The following week on November 26 our creativity gets a big boost when Venus is trine innovative Uranus in Aries. Here again the emphasis in relationships is on free and easy. This can be hard on those who are seeking a lasting, committed relationship. If you are, then take heart because this is a fleeting influence and will fade away as quickly as it arrived.

At the beginning of December and the start of the Holiday Season, Venus is trine Jupiter in Leo. If you are on a tight budget, stay away from the stores with all their marvelously enticing displays of beautiful, expensive gift ideas! On December 4, there are two fire trines inviting us to spend, spend, spend – Venus trine Jupiter and the Sagittarius Sun trine Uranus in Aries. Impulse buying could be a real problem for some.

If you’re wondering why I didn’t mention aspects to Saturn in Scorpio or Mars and Pluto in Capricorn, it is because Venus will not catch up to Mars or Saturn. She will be semi-sextile Pluto on November 26 which might create a brief surge in jealousy that day. After Venus enters restrained Capricorn on December 10, love affairs become a private matter to be conducted out of the public eye.

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Libra Weekly Horoscopes for October 21, 2013

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When the week starts off with Mercury stationing retrograde in Scorpio followed by the Sun leaving social Libra for reserved Scorpio the next day, circumstances favor the quiet, introspective folk who happily spend most of their time alone. Most of us still have to head out the door for work regardless and interact with people whether we like it or not. It is an excellent time to do research if you are a writer or do investigative work of any kind.

A trine to Neptune in Pisces on October 25 will bring out the caring, compassionate side of Scorpio . . . which they do have you know. Scorpios can work tirelessly bringing help and healing to those in genuine need. Hypochondriacs, however, will be shown the door.

Venus in Sagittarius makes its last major aspect on Saturday – an inconjunct to Jupiter in Cancer. That ought to encourage all sorts of risky behavior on the weekend before Halloween! Adventurous Venus in Sagittarius with no brakes on can get into mischief like you wouldn’t believe. I’m wincing just thinking about it.

On Thursday and Friday when the Moon is in Cancer, there will be six planets in water and nothing in air. We may all have to learn how to breathe underwater for awhile. At the very least, it would be a good idea to pay more attention to what is being communicated non-verbally. Emotions will be in the driver’s seat instead of the intellect on those days.

Anytime Mercury is retrograde it is a good idea to allow extra travel time and verify all important information. Thankfully Mercury in Scorpio is naturally focused and not easily distracted . . . very useful when reading the fine print. When in doubt say nothing is a typical Scorpio response. This week we might all want to do that!

For one reason or another, Aries, you have probably been under pressure for awhile. Now it is time to face the hard, cold truth you might have to reinvent yourself in order to move forward. Introspection is not your favorite thing but it’s necessary now.

Even though it may take some doing to pry words out of your partner, Taurus, it should be worth the effort to do so. They are digging deep within and coming up with some veritable gems of information. Plan on giving them extra attention for the next while.

Along with Libra and Aquarius you will very likely find it hard to breathe this week, Gemini. It might take you longer than usual to get through your daily chores because of the need to go back and grab something you forgot. Crazy making.

Spending time with those folk who share your creative interests, Cancer, should appeal to you now. Either that or an old acquaintance might show up on your door step and talk your ear off. The weekend looks lovely for romance or simply relaxing.

Conversations with family members may take some odd turns now, Leo, and leave you wondering whether or not you made yourself clear. Prepare to repeat yourself several times if necessary to make sure you are being understood. Very favorable weekend for you to party.

It is a good thing you have a decidedly practical side, Virgo, and are aware plans can go awry and it can take time to sort things out. You may find yourself in the middle of muddled situations that require focus and tact to fix.

Wave goodbye to your time in the spotlight, Libra! You have probably already shifted some of your attention to contemplating ways to improve your financial situation and determining what your critical priorities are. Talk to your close friends about this on the weekend.

You are coming into your own now, Scorpio, and should be in a position to let others know you are someone to be reckoned with in the days ahead. Please don’t be afraid to completely undo and redo your work to your personal satisfaction.

Most of this week you could be far more focused on your internal workings than on what is going around you, Sagittarius. However come the weekend your interest in getting together with friends for some fun and games should return. Enjoy yourself!

No time like the present to sit down and review your goals and objectives, Capricorn. Are the decisions you’ve made regarding your career recently working out all right for you? Have you been able to resolve any difficulties where your family is concerned? Think it over carefully.

The focus on your professional life deepens beginning this week, Aquarius, and it would be advisable to be very careful when it comes to maintaining a clear line of communication with your superiors. Take time on the weekend to relax with your partner.

Is the urge to plan a vacation creeping up on you, Pisces? Are you dreaming on walking on a warm, sandy beach by the ocean? If you decide to go, please verify all your reservations and travel arrangements before heading out the door.

If you know your Rising sign, read the horoscope for it too. :D

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