By Nunki Pelagus
Horoscopes for November 2008
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RETROGRADE* ALERT: Uranus continues its retrograde status until it turns direct on Nov. 27. If your intuitive and inventive impulses haven’t led to a typical Uranus-retrograde-EUREKA experience yet, don’t worry, there’s still time!
ARIES, The Ram (March 21-April 19)
Ah, my dear Ram-a-lam-a-ding-dongs! November’s celestial activity from mid-month onward is almost guaranteed to ring your chimes. Conditions are excellent Nov. 17-30 for you to achieve recognition and energetic support from others, as well as to succeed in competition. There is no need to do the battle-of-wills thing. Go with the flow and enjoy. Writers, you may be bogged down in details Nov. 1-4. Illustrators, balanced judgment is a boon Nov. 1-12; self-discipline may be weak Nov. 13-30.
TAURUS, The Bull (April 20-May 20)
Bulls, you may find that you feel a bit under the weather (mentally and/or physically) the first two weeks of November. Be sure to take time for rest and relaxation. Review and revise your goals for that period if necessary. Beautiful people and beautiful things are emphasized Nov. 13-30. Possibilities include gifts, increased income, and improvements in appearance. Writers need to be extra careful not to misrepresent themselves Nov. 5-23. Illustrators get second helpings of the good stuff Nov. 13-30.
GEMINI, The Twins (May 21-June 20)
Your reasoning skills truly rock Nov. 1-4, my dualistic darlings, and your “audience” receives your message loud and clear. If you don’t feel on top of your game Nov. 22-30, don’t push matters. You may be more susceptible to colds or other illnesses during that time. Try not to let someone with a different perspective get you down. Writers, everything said above goes double for you. Illustrators, keep a close eye on spending Nov. 1-12. Your ego may talk you into something you really don’t need.
CANCER, The Crab (June 21-July 22)
Supportive energy blankets most of the month (Nov. 1-21) for Crab, so play it cool and don’t try to force your agenda on others. Your most harmonious days are likely to be Nov. 8-9, 12-13, 16-17, 21-22, and 25-27. Writers, try not to read negativity into communication from others Nov. 1-4; you may receive important information Nov. 5-23. Illustrators, you may find it hard to knuckle down and work Nov. 13-30; think carefully before you take the easy way out of a situation.
LEO, The Lion (July 23-August 23)
My dear Leonine ones, you may face an obstacle or two Nov. 1-21, but you can reduce the impact by looking for ways to turn said obstacles into positive energy. Look for a confidence booster or two Nov. 22-30. Writers, be sure to capitalize on enhanced intelligence and creativity Nov. 1-4. Don’t let your ego spoil your mood Nov. 5-23. Illustrators, a lovely Venus-Sun transit Nov. 1-12 confers inner balance along with harmonious and rewarding relationships.
VIRGO, The Virgin (August 23-September 22)
This is a good-looking month for Virgo, a good-looking sign. Dealing with others professionally is favored Nov. 1-21, and decision-making may seem easier than usual Nov. 5-23. Self-expression flows smoothly as well. However, worries about the “big picture” and frustration in communication may plague you Nov. 24-30. Writers, this goes double for you. Illustrators, you may have motivation problems Nov. 1-12. Planetary energy Nov. 13-30 favors social functions and artistic endeavors for you.
LIBRA, The Scales (September 23-October 22)
Librans, you’re pretty easy to get along with much of the time, but that trait could be even more noticeable than usual Nov. 1-12. Social faux-pas or hiccups are minimized Nov. 22-30. Avoid anything that makes you feel unbalanced or uncomfortable Nov. 13-30. Writers, you’re likely to be especially sharp, communicative and open Nov. 1-14. Illustrators, Nov. 1-12 could be a good time to ask for a raise or the support you need for one of your projects.
SCORPIO, The Scorpion (October 23-November 21)
Happiest of Birthdays to Scorpions born in November! Your new solar cycle offers an opportunity to concentrate on what you want from your life and where you want to go. Competitive activities are favored Nov. 1-16, and males or traditionally masculine activities are likely to figure prominently. Writers, your wants and thoughts are aligned nicely Nov. 5-23. Illustrators, relationships in general are likely to improve Nov. 1-12. You may lose interest in work temporarily.
SAGITTARIUS, The Archer (November 22-December 21)
Happy New Solar Cycle to Centaurs born in November! On your birthday, pay particular attention to your overall mood and to any insights you have. The impact could be far-reaching. Open up and let the energy and vitality of life flow through you. Writers, your ideas come from the heart Nov. 1-4; problem-solving is favored Nov. 24-30. Illustrators, smooth negotiations with others, diplomacy, and charm are on your side Nov. 1-12.
CAPRICORN, The Goat (December 22-January 19)
Goat-fishes, you get a generous dollop of increased vitality and self-confidence Nov. 1-21 and an opportunity to experience a sense of peace both physically and spiritually. Your ruler, Saturn, remains in Virgo, helping you gain a more mature grasp of your own capabilities. Keep your ears open for grounded, practical advice. Writers, your strength of character comes through loud and clear Nov. 5-23. Illustrators, sentimentality and tenderness are favored Nov. 13-30.
AQUARIUS, The Water-Carrier (January 20-February 18)
Aquarians, you’re likely to have a chance to turn a challenge into a learning experience Nov. 1-12. If you keep your eyes and mind open, you might learn something valuable. Interaction with others, especially someone “in charge,” is favored Nov. 22-30. Writers, thinking quickly on your feet may come easy Nov. 1-4; try to receive criticism objectively Nov. 5-23. Illustrators, interaction with loved ones is favored Nov. 1-12, but ambition may be at a low level during that time.
PISCES, The Fish (February 19-March 20)
It’s a great time to be a Fish Nov. 1-21, as recognition of some sort is likely to come your way. Everywhere you turn, people seem to be supportive and appreciative. Be prepared to push a little harder than normal Nov. 22-30 to get where you want to go. Writers, your ability to communicate with authority stands you in good stead Nov. 5-23. Illustrators, when faced with yearnings for more than what you have Nov. 1-12, seek a creative solution for your inner dissatisfaction.
* Retrograde Motion: An apparent backward motion of a planet among the stars resulting from the observation of the planet from the planet earth which is also revolving about the sun at a different velocity. When a planet is retrograde, its energies are blocked, inhibited, or contradictory.
Nunki Pelagus (probably not her real name) is a Sagittarius with Moon in Taurus and Virgo rising. A member of SCBWI, she has been a professional astrologer for ten years and a writer for way longer than that. If you would like to contact Nunki, she can be reached at email@example.com.