By Lilly Roddy
We start our month clearer and more ready to act than we have in the last three months, although we will slow down some at the end of the month. And for those planning ahead, our next Mercury retrograde is active in the month of January 2016.
Thanksgiving will be a more laid-back time for all of us. We will all be more sensitive than usual, so choose your company carefully or build in some exit strategies.
Days to get up and enjoy the day are the 2nd, 5th, 6th, 10th, 13th, and 17th. Days to call in for a mental-health day are the 18th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, and 29th.
ARIES (March 21–April 19). Your energy levels remain strong this month, allowing you to start new projects, confront issues that need addressing, and take a more serious tone with your overall life. Relationships are requiring more of your attention and need some renewing. Keep working on establishing a better routine at work and with your co-workers. By the end of the month, you are in a lighter and more carefree mood—a good time to travel or expand your horizons.
TAURUS (April 20–May 20). Relationships are highlighted this month. This will be happening in a couple of areas. First, you are working hard to improve your relationships with your co-workers and clients. You have been rather short-tempered. With romantic or business partners, this is a time of renewal and a great time to put yourself out there if you are single. By mid month, you are a bit more serious and taking a harder look at finances.
GEMINI (May 21–June 21). Home and family have had your interest for the last month. This is a great time to entertain in your home, redecorate or remodel, or to consider a relocation! Family problems are more easily resolved during this time. This is a good time for you to improve your own health and exercise habits. Relationships are getting much more important. You are setting new goals and plans for your relationships, hoping to make them feel more safe and secure. This becomes even stronger toward the end of the month.
CANCER (June 22–July 22). Your daily life continues to be busy with new activities and adventures. There is plenty to do, so don’t overload yourself. Family interests are especially important this month as you try to improve that part of your life. This can also be a good time for cleaning up or doing some repairs on your home. By mid month, you are beginning to focus on your health and exercise regimen. There are some relationship bumps from the 18th through the 21st. Pay attention!
LEO (July 23–August 22). This month you are paying a lot more attention to your financial status. You have been spending more than you intended, and are trying to find a way to be more conservative. You are also quick to react this month, especially if you are feeling challenged. And you may find you are saying what you believe before you have a chance to think it through. Home and family become your focus toward the end of the month.
VIRGO (August 23–September 22). “Busy” is the word for the Virgoans during November. You may have had just too much to do, and you didn’t mind trying to push that. You are feeling more upbeat, and that will continue through August of 2016. Watch your impulse spending this month. You can always justify it, but is it a real need? You are able to quickly get to the core of any issues this month. Relationships continue to improve. If you are single, this is a really good time to be drawing people to you! By the end of the month, you are focusing on your home and making your nest a more comfortable place. Some real work may be required.
LIBRA (September 23–October 23). You are working on getting your life organized this month. As November begins, you are focused on yourself and improving your health and exercise routines. You will not want to waste your time or money on activities where your talents and resources aren’t appreciated. By mid month, you are much more direct and assertive. You will want to deal with life as it happens. You may not feel as “balanced” as you like to feel. You will regain some control by the end of the month and feel like you are back on track.
SCORPIO (October 24–November 21). This is your personal yearly cycle when the sun returns to the same point in the sky where it was when you were born. The time prior to your birthday is good for inner reflections and reconsiderations of the choices you have made over the past year. As your birthday arrives, you are setting the stage for the goals you will set for yourself over the next year. The first part of the month is more external, and the latter half of the month is more internal. Take some time for yourself.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21). Your career and future goals are really important to you this month. One part of you is setting new priorities. This may eliminate some of your current activities. This is a good time for a promotion or job change to improve your current economic conditions. You are also in a very social time, but you may feel that some of those events are tiresome and not worth your time. You are certainly not as flexible as you normally are. Be sure to find some time for yourself, because you will need it.
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19). The energies are a bit more laid-back as you start the month. This is a better time for getting away from your routines, especially in the first third of the month. You will be ready to get back into your familiar groove after the 14th. You will not only have more energy, but more courage to do the things you want to do. Your temper will be shorter and you may not sleep as well. You are in the spotlight and people are watching. Exercise can really help to burn off some of your extra energy.
AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18).
This is a busy and diverse month for you. You are more career-focused this month and are ready to make some long-term plans or decisions to help move yourself forward. This is also a great month for you to take a leadership role in any business or community organization. You can make a difference. And running in the background, you are paying more attention to your money and your future financial conditions. You will want to act on some of these feelings.
PISCES (February 19–March 20). Relationships and social activities are improving, and you are not as hidden as you have been for the last couple of years. You are very selective about the people you invite into your life because you are setting better boundaries. You are certainly reassessing your long-term career goals. For some, this is a time of new directions, and for others, this is a time of closure and possible retirement. You will feel much clearer about what the right choice is after November 26.
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