THIS IS A WEEK TO REORGANIZE, to see what’s really important to us and get on with the work. The sun and Mercury in Scorpio give us focus. It’s not that we forget the past, but the planets beg us to take the wisdom and compassion we’ve garnered and use it to improve our present situation.
Friday and early Saturday the moon approaches Pluto in Capricorn and nudges us to worry about whether we are being or doing enough. But laced through this discouragement is a new spark. We may even feel flashes of hope for the future as Venus in Sagittarius forms an exciting trine to Uranus, which brings a sense of possibility as it makes us discontent with what is ugly, unfair, or dishonest. We may distrust secrecy just as Mercury and the sun in Scorpio encourage privacy, which is a paradox.
This restlessness, this desire to leave what is only OK and search for something better, can get us in trouble romantically — but it can also help us realize that we need to be part of the solution. With the creative curiosity of the Venus-Uranus trine, we may want to try on a new look, rearrange the furniture, paint with a new medium, or explore a different role for women in the culture.
The moon in Capricorn on Friday and Saturday brings us back to our personal work and keeps us industrious. Mars spends the last few days of the cycle in Capricorn over the weekend, so let’s use that projectmanagement focus to take care of neglected personal business.
The sun sextiles Pluto on Monday and asks us to both tend our longterm goals and get a better picture of what’s been going on around the world. Mars enters Aquarius on Tuesday, turning our attention toward the community — to what our family, tribe, or team needs — and asking us to balance this with a resurgence of personal feelings as the moon enters sensitive Pisces.
FRIDAY, NOV. 4: Stay on target this morning; strike while the iron’s hot, but avoid controlling behavior. By dinnertime, we will need a human connection to wake up our non-work selves.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5: Emotions swing as the moon conjuncts Pluto and intensifies our hopes and fears. Venus trines Uranus and asks us to open our hearts and seek the way of beauty. To support a relationship, take the beloved off to explore new territory.
SUNDAY, NOV. 6: Kick back, reconnect, and build community as the moon enters Aquarius. We may have a strange approach-avoidance conflict around relationships; try to balance the needs of the collective and the personal. MONDAY, NOV. 7: Poignancy hovers and the deeper issues in life linger as the sun sextiles Pluto and nudges us to make the most of ourselves. Paradoxes abound: we may feel lonely for particular people or emotions but may not really want to get too close to the people around us. TUESDAY, NOV. 8: Reach out this morning while people are feeling sociable. We grow more sensitive as the moon enters Pisces midday and may get touchy by afternoon. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9: Contact distant friends and strangers and honor a desire for new information and territory. Expect mixed messages within and without, and explore that ambiguity. Balance intimacy and freedom, relationship and politics. THURSDAY, NOV. 10: We can use detailed work to help us shift through free-floating emotions. The mood grows more socially awkward and antsy this afternoon as the moon squares Venus and enters Aries. Tonight, new ideas percolate and old tempers boil quickly.