Scorpio The Phoenix (Oct. 23-Nov. 20)
The "rules and regs" weigh heavily on your shoulders with Saturn in your sign. This is normal at the beginning of this transit. Within a few weeks you will become acclimated to the responsibilities. This week, a part of you wants to escape. Don't burn bridges in your wake.
For All Signs: This is the horoscope following the significant presidential election of 2012. I hope Mercury's change of direction last night did not make hash of the outcome. Mercury's shift in Sagittarius, sign of the Laws of the Land, suggests there may be multiple concerns around the country about the legality of the election.
Regardless of winners and losers, the astrological fact remains that Saturn is now firmly in Scorpio. We, the people, must prepare to pay mightily in taxes. There will also be significant cutbacks on various programs, grants or support from the state and federal levels. Scorpio represents "pooled money" in the government, the stock market, banks and even in marriages. Saturn's presence in Scorpio will make the reality of the economy so starkly clear that no one can deny the truth of it.
Aries: Surprise, changeability and general rebellion are the qualities prominent this week. You may be the one who feels rebellious and wants to be left alone. If you have words on your mind regarding a relationship, they may fall right out of your mouth when you least expect it. Think carefully about this.
Taurus: You are in a sensitive frame of mind at this time. One or more friends may step on an old wound unintentionally. If you must, lick the wound for a bit. But your better solution is to pour extra energy into exercise or other self-improvement routines.
Gemini: Activities involving children and/or lovers prove to be great fun. On the other hand, you may be feeling confusion concerning your partner or business contacts. Double check on facts, data and directions that come your way. Pay careful attention to communications and messages.
Cancer: We are approaching an eclipse season that begins on the 13th. It is possible you will be especially sensitive to everyone's feelings this week. Ruminating over issues is rarely helpful, and it is hard on your overall attitude.
Leo: Your attention is channeled into home, hearth and family during this period. Elderly people or things may be requiring your attention. External demands may become a nuisance because you want to concentrate on that which is more immediate.
Virgo: You may be feeling irritable and a little nervous. You can't be sure whether someone significant in your life is really telling you the truth or treating you honestly. The probability is that there is some sort of deception present, but you may be the source.
Libra: You have favorable aspects concerning the law, travel, publishing, the Internet, education and church activities. People will invite you everywhere. Your emotional or physical health may require some attention. You may feel some conflict between joining and holding back.
Sagittarius: You are in an especially cordial frame of mind at this time, and likely to invite people to your home, or to share whatever you have to offer. Your spirits are high and you have a need to be social. Romance is highlighted, along with the potential for travel.
Capricorn: Saturn's change of signs has probably brought you to a shift of attention. You may be asked to accept responsibilities in community affairs or organizations to which you belong. If the recent years have caused you to take up the mantle of constant work, it is possible you are realizing that you've become isolated.
Aquarius: You have arrived at a point that I call "promotion or departure." If you love your life direction, you will take on more responsibility and become recognized for your efforts. If you are ready to dump it, now is the time to choose a direction and environment that is more suited to you.
Pisces: You would be happy to take the first flight to Tahiti and never bat an eye over it. Short of that, you may be taking small mental breaks this week, with lots of daydreaming and drifting. Make a special effort to keep up with keys, tickets and other small items. Paperwork snarls may become a problem.
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