Predictions for the week of November 18
All Signs: Each year, the Sun moves through the 12 signs triggering an emphasis on a different part of our lives. This week, the Sun moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius. Quite a change! Scorpio is a Water Sign, intense, passionate and no stranger to the underbelly of life. Sagittarius is a Fire Sign embracing optimism, outdoor activities and a desire to go beyond the boundaries of one’s daily world. (Preferably in first class.) Read on to see the shift you will feel for the next four-to-six weeks. Leo Tolstoy wisely said, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Paul Valery cleverly said, “Everything changes but the avant-garde.” I say, “Change is most likely found under sofa cushions.”
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You’ll love the next six weeks because this shift of energy suits you perfectly. After all, you are the pioneer of the zodiac. You love exploring new activities and meeting unusual people. And that’s what this next month is going to be all about. You will have chances to learn something new. You will enjoy study or a new hobby or — best of all — traveling someplace exciting. The bottom line is that you want to broaden your horizons and make your life more intellectually stimulating! (You are a Fire Sign and now the Sun will be in your fellow Fire Sign, Sagittarius.) “Whiskey for everyone and fresh horses for my men!”
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You’re the financial wizard of the zodiac. In the next six weeks, you will have an interest in the financial resources of others and how you can handle shared property, debt, taxes, insurance matters and inheritances. (Heavy duty.) Let’s get these loose details wrapped up. Let’s get fuzzy boundaries defined. But on a more subtle level, you will also want to experience life more deeply. You might become interested in the psychology of who you are and what makes you tick. You know that life is like a 10-speed bicycle and most of us have gears we never use. “On your left!”
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
During the next month, the Sun will be opposite your sign. Because this means the Sun is as far away from you as it ever gets (and the Sun is your source of energy) you will need more sleep. Factoid. Accept this and respect your need for more rest. However, this opposing Sun also makes you focus more on your style of relating to others, especially partners and close friends. That’s why this is your best chance all year to examine how you fill the needs of others and vice versa. It’s also an excellent time to form partnerships or working units. (Not the time to go it alone.) And it’s also a good month to consult experts on any subject. Looking for a good 24-hour taxidermist?
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Lucky you! As the Sun shifts signs, it shifts your energy from play mode into work mode. Why is this lucky? Because you’ll find it easy to work this month. You will actually enjoy putting out the effort to get things done. You’ll take pride in being efficient and effective. You’ll be gratified by the results of your efforts. Yeah, yeah, this sounds like a heavy sell to make you work — but it’s the truth. We all love to have fun. But the satisfaction we get from accomplishing something with our own efforts is really special! Get the right tools to do a good job. Buy shelving, file folders, cleaning equipment, paint or whatever you need. Just do it.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Tra-la, tra-la! It is to laugh. A hey, nonny nonny month ahead! This is when the Sun travels through your own “home,” (astrology talk), which means your top priority is simply to have fun and enjoy yourself. Pleasure, pleasure, pleasure! Slip away on a vacation during the next six weeks. Even if you can’t, you will savor leisure time socializing, seeing movies, sports events and enjoying the company of others. Romance and love affairs will sparkle! Many of you will also delight in playful activities with children. Not only will you have a strong drive to get out and have a fun time, you will sense it’s perfectly appropriate to just be yourself. Let it all hang out, babes!
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Your focus now shifts to home and family. You might become more involved with a parent. If you’re not involved with family activities, you might cocoon at home. (“After a warm bath, I have some dark chocolate, then snuggle up in bed with a good book. Then I curl up in a fetal position and dream about my childhood. But I change all the characters to make it perfect.”) You’ll enjoy being in familiar surroundings because you want to feel snug and secure. Since this is a time when childhood memories will bubble to the surface, some of you might see counselors or write that tell-all autobiography you’ve been threatening to do.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
During the next six weeks, your daily pace will accelerate! “Four, three, two — blastoff!” Actually, you’ll love this fast rhythm as you juggle short trips, run errands, see siblings and relatives and talk to everyone. Plus, you will read and write more than usual. Busy, busy! One of the reasons you’re spreading yourself so thin is you have a strong desire to enlighten others about something. You have something you want to say! You’re intellectually alive, mentally alert and very keen to explain your actions and where you’re coming from. You’ll be shopping a lot and buying beautiful things. (I’m exhausted just writing this.)
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
In the next month, you’ll assess your sense of self-worth. We are shockingly self-critical nowadays. I call this the paralysis of the negative. It’s considered chic to criticize movies, the arts, literature and architecture to sound educated or intellectual. I say, phooey! How did we get to the point where we ridicule a positive, sunny, accepting attitude? Like, what’s with that? Of course, you’re worth everything! Without you, there is nothing. If you want to help others, you have to be strong and healthy. Think about your assets and everything that you’re capable of doing. Naturally, you will focus on money, earnings and cash flow. What is your true worth?
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This week the Sun returns to your sign for the first time in a year, bringing you a chance to recharge your batteries for the next 11 months. Plus, this solar energy will attract favorable circumstances and powerful people to you. Yes, it’s all about you! That’s why it’s appropriate to be more self-centered than usual. Put your own needs first. Think about what you want. Acknowledge your need to express yourself, which is just fine. Naturally, this self-centered focus can create problems with partners. (“What am I, chopped liver?”) Nevertheless, this month it’s your turn — pure and simple. What changes do you want to make?
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Your personal year is ending because your birthday is one month away. That’s why this is the perfect time to look back over your shoulder and ponder how well you’re doing at the art of living. Are you pleased with how things unfolded last year? What changes do you want to introduce in your new year? If you write down some of the goals you want to achieve in the coming year, this simple act will make it far more likely that you will actually achieve them. To write them down requires that you clearly form an idea in your mind, and this is half the battle, isn’t it? Now you know where you want to go and what you want to do. A plan!
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You’ll love the month ahead because it’s a popular month for Aquarius, and who loves to network more than you? (You little schmoozer.) The next six weeks are not the time to sit at home navel gazing. Au contraire! It’s time to leave your home and interact with others. Friendships will be important. Not only that, all kinds of group efforts (clubs, classes and conferences) will stir your blood! You will love joining forces with others to work for a meaningful goal, especially something charitable or something that makes the world a better place. Your idealism is aroused and you want to use this energy with others. (Remember: A true friend is one who likes you despite your achievements.)
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
The next six weeks will be the only time all year when the Sun slowly crosses over the top of your chart. This means it acts like a spotlight on you, throwing you in the limelight. Hence, (I love the word hence, but how often can you ever to use it? Hence I take every opportunity I can.) To continue: Others will notice you more than usual, especially bosses, parents, VIPs and — take note — the police. Fortunately, this lighting is flattering, so most of these people will see you in positive terms, which is why you will be asked to take on increased responsibilities. (They think you’re wonderful.) This could be one of the best times of the year to examine your life and figure out if you’re headed in the direction you want to go. Hmmm?