For All Signs: In October and early November, we "enjoyed" two major eclipses and a Mercury retrograde. In addition, we are still under the influence of one more exact square of Uranus and Pluto on Nov. 1. On Nov. 10, Mercury will turn direct. The countless errors and misjudgments of recent weeks will need to be sorted and resolved. Given these aspects, it is no wonder that after wasting enormous quantities of time and money, the issue of the debt ceiling has been kicked down the road one more time.
The entire month of February 2014 has a Mercury retrograde, so there is no hope for a decision then either. Congress and its inability to act on behalf of the people would be hysterically funny, if it were not so devastatingly serious.
Aries: You have an opportunity to create a worthwhile and steadily growing investment of time, energy or money. The requirement is that you study the necessary details in order to develop a smooth working operation. Physical activity and competition is favored.
Taurus: This is generally a favorable week. You may be traveling. Anything you do related to the law, relationships, arts, education or publishing is favored. Your upbeat attitude will be the glue that holds everyone together. It is a good time to plan something fun.
Gemini: This is the week in which your planetary ruler, Mercury, goes direct. You will begin to disentangle the various problems that have prevented you from forward motion. You will find solutions to such annoyances as keeping the financial books and other records.
Cancer: You have been pondering serious things in recent weeks and months. It is possible that you have critiqued yourself for not producing more in your life thus far. Your friends and family would readily tell you that who you are for them is by far greater than what you have produced. Listen to them.
Leo: It appears that you are involved in a home project that requires some fairly intense effort. This is not a drudge. You are aware that something needs to be repaired. Even if others doubt your ability, you feel strongly about it. And you're right!
Virgo: At last! Your ruling planet, Mercury, is turning direct this week. That will help you pull the various knots loose. This is a time in which you may be studying. It could be a new skill or a language. You may become a teacher or mentor for someone.
Libra: You have favorable aspects in a number of areas. Home and family will give you more support than usual. You may want to entertain more. You find yourself particularly attracted to things of beauty or the arts. Enjoy!
Scorpio: Effort and self-discipline from the past bring you a work opportunity that will bode favorably in the future. The source is probably a friend or an acquaintance in your general network of friends. It will be a relief to have Mercury going direct in your sign this week!
Sagittarius: Your planetary ruler, Jupiter, is turning retrograde and will be so for the next four months. This heralds a period of looking inward. You may have a project that needs to be thoroughly examined before you move to bring it forth into the world.
Capricorn: This is an overall favorable week. Good news or a growth opportunity comes to you from a distance. Your imagination, as well as your wit, are more freely accessible. Someone in your social network offers assistance or special encouragement. You may be invited to a community leadership position.
Aquarius: Well, here it is. The spotlight is on you now. You can take this opportunity to improve your status in the world. It represents the beginning of a new stage in maturity as you demonstrate the wisdom you have accrued.
Pisces: This is a fine time to enjoy books and/or TV, meditate, and journal. Give yourself time for self-exploration and relaxing. Your intuition is strong. Give attention to your dreams.
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