The sun on Monday enters Sagittarius — gregarious, restless, positive, generous, and grateful. It’s appropriate that the most traveled holiday — Thanksgiving — occurs under its watch, followed by mad shopping, charitable donations, and wild holiday parties. Sagittarius encourages outspoken honesty, so it’s the time for brutally frank comments and philosophical wrangling over the family table. It also pours previously avoided facts into the headlines.
Holiday travel flows best at the beginning of the week. On Wednesday and Thursday the Cancer moon calls us home to familiar faces and comfort foods, but watch the tendency to say too much and clash with a tender defensiveness as Mercury and Mars conjunct this week and square Uranus toward week’s end. Keep debate warmhearted and make sure the audience can listen first. If people seek debate on a tender topic, let them know of its sensitivity.
Breathe deeply while cooking, and chop nuts and carve turkey with calm grace, as accidents and arguments increase when we hurry. If travel is necessary, exercise safety and cooperation. Pay extra attention at hubs and intersections or anywhere energy converges from many directions.
Friday, Nov. 19: Relationships need attention; praise where they work, be patient and communicative where they don’t as the moon waxes in Taurus. Cheerful directness wants to settle conflict quickly and cleanly but can meet with a passive-aggressive response unless we listen first. Ask questions but keep the edge out of the voice if you want real answers. Tonight, look for cozy camaraderie or a good debate.
Saturday, Nov. 20: It’s easy to fight as a minor sun-Saturn challenge raises limitations while Mercury-Mars rails at the limitations and the Taurus moon enhances stubbornness. Keep chips off the shoulders and handle opposition gently. Midday, work the body, as muscles know more than brains. The mood lightens after supper as the moon sextiles expansive Jupiter.
Sunday, Nov. 21: Under the full moon in Taurus, let’s clarify what we want and take responsibility for the next step. Conversation opens as the moon enters Gemini midday and unsticks situations. Words flow, but make sure we mean what we say.
Monday, Nov. 22: Attention goes out the window, but our ability to juggle multiple factors improves as the sun enters Sagittarius. Time speeds up and last-minute details need attention. Coordinate and save time midday as the moon trines Saturn. Don’t drop the ball on long-term work as short-term urgencies are distracting. We need patience through a cranky, clumsy spell tonight as the moon opposes Mars.
Tuesday, Nov. 23: A sweet confusion can soften our feelings but make us lose track of time, place, and keys. Later, new information needs to be digested; observe but postpone unnecessary decisions. Learn, talk, and mull instead. Travel flows; just pay attention and don’t snag on crinkly comments.
Wednesday, Nov. 24: Morning brings memories of Thanksgivings past as the moon opposes Pluto; let it be melancholy, not morose — a reminder of what is important. Midday, technical difficulties and missing supplies complicate matters as the moon squares Saturn. When people are crabby, be helpful. Work with patience even when results aren’t visible.
Thursday, Nov. 25: Travel is best before noon; keep safety first as Mercury squares Jupiter. Opinions are ripe but recreational, so take wild statements as eccentricity rather than attack. Optimism grows midday. A warm and funny afternoon brings serendipity as the moon trines Uranus and Jupiter. All we need is comfortable communion; let the heart be a hearth fire. ◀