HOROSCOPES: astrology with Lilith Rocha
Scorpio OCT 24- NOV 22
The sun and new moon in your deep-water sign on November 8 celebrate Scorpio’s personal astro-birthday, which comes with the celestial present of expansive Jupiter enhancing your money zone, financial picture and career prospects for the coming year. As a result, goals and projects that make a social contribution will get an extra boost. Vixen Venus, feisty Mars, mischievous Mercury and provocateur Uranus, all retrograde this month, brew up a complicated combination of erotic possibilities, skewed communications and sparky arguments, with the full moon on the 23rd in your private sector completing several life cycles by deepening, changing or radically rearranging.
SAGITTARIUS • NOV 23-DEC 21
While Uranus percolating in a fellow re sign promises plenty of energy for the festive season, this month’s huge news is Jupiter starting its year-long stay-over in Sagittarius, galvanising your luckiest year in more than a decade. Before you hyperventilate and stretch those thoroughbred legs, Mercury presses a mid-month pause button to ease you into this auspicious transit via an introspective three weeks for you to consider which mistakes you’re not going to repeat. And since Mercury retrograde in your sign is when you’re most likely to misjudge or make errors from rushing and hurrying, best adjust your settings to smooth, cruisy and easy does it.
CAPRICORN • DEC 22-JAN 20
Jupiter booking in for a 12-month stay in Capricorn’s house of completion kicks off a transitional year of letting go what you’ve outgrown in readiness for the fortunate planet’s arrival in your sign in December 2019. Meanwhile, this month’s steamy Mars activates Capricorn mojos, but don’t let your need to call the shots make the love path harder than it need be: just relax and receive. While Venus is at her classiest and most elegant, get out and about mixing business and pleasure as you do so well. Don’t forget self-care or neglect pampering either, because next month you’ll be way too busy.
AQUARIUS • JAN 21-FEB 19
November’s affectionate Venus is sending inspirational players your way, so why hesitate when you can collaborate? When retrograde Mercury (never a good time for truth bombs, because even the simplest things can be misconstrued) litters the last half of the month with temporary setbacks, it’s advisable to recheck emails and media posts before pressing send. Biggest news? Your main planet Uranus heading into the technology and teamwork sector of your chart for an upgrade, while charge-ahead Mars in the Aquarian work and money sector for the rest of the year is exciting and successful. Just don’t add stressful.
PISCES • FEB 20-MAR 20
With Venus in her irtiest mood, November’s mid-month hotspot sees magnetic Mars kick in to warm your love hormones for the rest of the year – hello, happy holidays. And that big break you’ve been waiting for? Jupiter, planet of magical expansion, shifting into your professional sector could make this the year. Sure, there are Mercury retrograde hitches and glitches, but they’re only temporary tests. If you’ve been feeling the love but questioning the future in a certain connection, Neptune owing forward in your sign applies high-speed windscreen wipers for clarifying crystal vision: cue Jimmy Cliff singing
I Can See Clearly Now…
ARIES • MAR 21-APR 21
You might wonder who hit replay when game-changer Uranus backs into Aries again for a four-month nale of attending to life’s loose threads: unknotting some, tying others securely, trimming and snipping. All so you can take full advantage of Jupiter jetting into the sign of adventure and your house of travel with a potent 12-month dose of good fortune, joie de vivre and cross-cultural connections which could see you teaching, studying or involved
in international business. And Mars moving from the realm of ideas to feelings warms November with many memorably melting personal moments.
TAURUS • APR 22-MAY 21
Generous Jupiter moving into the collaboration corner of your astromap suggests partnering up could be one of your best success recipes in the year ahead. From mid-November onwards look for mergers which could make your nances work faster and smarter. This month’s retrograde transits do come with tests and hurdles, so if at rst team ventures don’t succeed, then ride the learning curve and try again. With vivacious Venus networking the current buzz for pro t and pleasure, by the time full moon shines its light into your money zone on the 23rd you’ll have it sorted.
GEMINI • MAY 22-JUN 22
Gemini’s astral sector of partnerships hosting genial Jupiter for the next 12 months makes this your lucky love year for all kinds of alliances: private, social, professional, spiritual, romantic and nancial – always remembering that the primary relationship is with yourself. Mercury in chatty Sagittarius ensures you could talk anyone into anything this November, including yourself; just be aware the mercurial communicator retrogrades mid-month with its usual mixed messages, misunderstandings and warnings for caution on social media. But Venus at her most soothing and engaging smooths ruffled feathers, and in the brilliant light of Gemini full moon on the 23rd, you shine.
CANCER • JUN 23-JUL 23
The I-dare-you new moon on November 8 delivers a lunar lift to the love lives of Cancerians coupled and solo, hotly followed by a mid-month romantic reboot from adventurous Mars blasting you off the comfort couch. If retrograde Uranus brings a professional setback or personal disappointment, use it as an opportunity to refine and revamp your priorities. As big-picture Jupiter in your zone of organisation for the next 12 months ushers in a powerfully productive period, mid-month Mercury issues a call to get sensible stress- management strategies in place before the seasonal onslaught of holiday shopping and Christmas craziness.
LEO • JUL 24-AUG 23
Mercury adding its weight to this month’s planetary retrogrades strongly recommends upgrading verbal security settings: meaning the less said, the better – particularly when mid-month Mars is on the warpath and Leo tempers are. With the red planet unstably placed for the rest of this year, consider getting professional nancial advice, especially around the Gemini full moon on the 23rd, when two heads are de nitely better than one. Though you’ll probably barely notice these blips in the excitement of Jupiter’s once-in-12-years arrival in your house of romance and performance for a whole magical year of exuberant expansion – how utterly abfab is that?
VIRGO • AUG 24-SEP 23
Shake-it-up Uranus in your zone of emotional bonding is delivering a wakeup call that something isn’t sustainable, and this may prompt you to think about renegotiating certain personal obligations. But with Mercury retrograde in your sector of sensitivity, it might be wiser to postpone discussing touchy subjects like holiday arrangements and budgets till next month. Red-hot Mars in your passionate partnership department stirs up sparks (along with the drama that can accompany them), while Venus is at her sweetest and most seductive. If the full moon on the 23rd spotlights something lovely with your name on, don’t hesitate to claim it.
LIBRA • SEP 24-OCT 23
With a charming Mars/Venus connection on the 9th and Venus, your planetary queen, in her favourite playstation Libra all month, love is in November’s air. And it’s auspiciously balanced by Mars in your house of order and organisation till the end of December – an absolute boon for the season of unreason, though unless you’re keen to impersonate those many-armed multi-tasking oriental goddesses, best start delegating and downsizing now. With Jupiter in your house of speaking out for the next 12 months, start thinking about the things you really want to say.