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Weekly horoscope (Nov. 27-Dec. 4)

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah



For All Signs: This week on Nov. 27th and 28th, there are an unusual number of social and celebratory aspects. Sometimes Thanksgiving has quiet aspects, but this is a special year. It also happens that Thanksgiving occurs this year on the same day as Hanukkah. Most of us in the U.S. know the origin of Thanksgiving. I wish to point out that Hanukkah was also a thanksgiving celebration for different reasons. Centuries ago, the Jews reclaimed religious freedom from the Assyrians in a battle won on the 25th day of Kislev, the third month of the Jewish calendar year. All Jewish temples have a lamp that burns eternally, symbolizing God's presence in the world. According to the myth, there was only one day's oil remaining in the temple lamp at the original Hanukkah, but somehow a miracle caused this tiny quantity to last eight days, until more oil could be found. Thus we have eight days of Hanukkah. May there be happiness in your world this week!

Aries: Symbols suggest you will be traveling this week or others will travel to be with you. Aspects favor activities involving one or more of the following: travel, the law, publishing, education, religious meeting places, coworkers and those with whom you share resources.

Taurus: It looks as though travel is on the agenda for you. Warning to those on diet and exercise programs: this week it is just too easy to break training. If you mean what you've promised to yourself, prepare ahead of time for the celebrations. Love and social life are positive.

Gemini: You have really fine aspects all week. Love and social life flow well. You may be filled with gratitude for the good things in your life. There may be some tension on Saturday night and Sunday, but otherwise things are beautiful.

Cancer: This is a wonderful holiday for those who always want to have friends and family at their homes for dinner. One or more children and possibly grandchildren will be coming to your home. Everyone will commend you on your beautiful table and wonderful food.

Leo: You and a special friend may decide to enjoy this holiday season by taking a trip together. You are in the mood for a fresh experience. If you are unaware of this, then someone else may surprise you in a joyful way.

Virgo: Your time for this holiday weekend is loaded with people coming and going. You may be one of them as well. There appears to be more than one celebratory party.

Libra: You want to go everywhere and do everything at once. You feel generous to others and they to you. If money is an issue, then you would be better off to leave credit cards at home. Activities that involve physical self-expression are favored.

Scorpio: You are thinking fast and the wheels are rolling forward in your life. Others like your ideas and want to help you manifest them. This is a good time to study any material because your thoughts are flowing. You may need to write things down in order to capture new ideas.

Sagittarius: This could be a really romantic period in your life. You want to shower others with blessings. If money is a concern, use your creativity to offer gifts of much love with little monetary value. Activities involving children are also favored.

Capricorn: The Goats are often fairly solemn and serious-minded. Even you, on this holiday will feel the joyful occasion more noticeably than you have in the past. Good feelings are all around you. It is also possible that you may propose an upgrade to your current relationship contract.

Aquarius: You are likely to give yourself a decent break from work and worries during this holiday weekend. That would serve you well and give you more energy to tackle what must be done next week. Over the weekend a spontaneous party may erupt. You can make that happen if you wish.

Pisces: You are tempted to overdo the abundance on Thursday. Just know that you may pay the price on Friday because you have a not-so-great aspect concerning your health. Don't press it and it should work out fine. Romance may be on the menu.

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