Astrology Forecast for November 2008
For Everyone ~ It’s almost time to get on board. Ever so slowly, the chaos is subsiding and new possibilities are coming within reach. It will soon be time to actually do something. Between now and then, though, people have to get their minds around the situation and talk each other into cooperating on the right course to take. The astrological causes of the most recent crisis are gone and will not soon return, so it is safe to look ahead. The key is to focus on the future and agree on a plan. At times like this, when there is so much commotion and you are just beginning to develop a strategy, it is important to remember that the devil is in the details.
Sign by Sign
Aries ~ Don’t be a superhero. You and others must remember two things. You are not responsible for everything that is happening. You cannot fix it single-handedly. As intensely as you feel it, as much as it weighs on you, as tuned in as you are, it’s easy to forget that you are only one human being and your power and responsibilities are limited. The best thing to do is quietly and calmly rearrange your life and affairs as well as you can to accommodate the necessities. Above all, be realistic.
Taurus ~ Speak truth to power. You are often the driving force behind events. This month, you must be the one to urge restraint on all concerned, especially those in power. You know very well that people are tired unto death of the past and almost frantic for something new. But you also know that everyone, including those in charge, could easily charge off in the wrong direction. Use reason to develop a more sensible, realistic version of the vision that is inspiring everyone. Use your powers of persuasion to sell it.
Gemini ~ Persuade people to grow up. You are being pressured in your personal and professional life. Part of it is that the people you must turn into an effective working team have numerous bitter, irresolvable conflicts. Part of the pressure is from overly optimistic higher ups, at home and at work. They think you are just the one to bring harmony to this free-for-all. The bottom line is that you must play peacemaker, for the sake of everyone. Besides, you have to do it if you want that promotion.
Cancer ~ Balancing act. The focus this month is on maintaining relations with just about everyone you need to keep your life on track, personally, socially and professionally. Your best bet is probably to keep juggling. There’s flexibility and enough to keep everyone and everything going, for now, but there won’t be much left over. Something big must happen eventually if you want to achieve stable, secure, working relationships again. In the end, the solution probably won’t come from arguing. It might take a commitment from everyone to forgive, forget and heal.
Leo ~ Reach for the stars. Like some other Sun signs, Leo must work to keep family, friendships and work relationships whole. But you must work by convincing people to give up some of their most cherished, and outdated, illusions. Encourage people to reach into their imaginations and give life to new ideas, and to ideals they might think are unrealistic. Then convince them to share these visions. The joy they will inspire is a necessary part of the solution we all seek. Maintain confidence, and don’t let power struggles sew discord.
Virgo ~ Just say the word. The struggles you have endured in recent years have endowed you with a new ability and the right to use it. In a way that will amaze you and startle others, you are able to heal, energize and motivate others with your words. This skill will come in especially handy this month as so many people important in your life seek support and a new direction. Others might supply inspiration, common sense or balance, but Virgo can make it all come together in the real world.
Libra ~ Create a sanctuary. You are viewing the direction and the rate of change around you with deepening concern. There is no end in sight. The pace of change will not slow and you’ll have little choice but to deal with it. However, soon you will find yourself with new tools and greater power over events. Finances will improve. The changes will be easier to control. Erratic, uncooperative and demanding people will become easier to manage. Meanwhile, create a place where you can periodically retreat from the turmoil and restore yourself.
Scorpio ~ Guide the changes. For now, just hold on to the reins. Keep things moving forward and steer as steady a course as you can through this turmoil. It’s true that things are a bit much, but it would be worse if things stopped moving or if they took a wrong turn. You will very soon have to stop throwing money at problems. The money is tightening up and, anyway, it just encourages those responsible for the mess in the first place. When you can, stop bailing the boat and patch the hole.
Sagittarius ~ Lend your support. You might feel upstaged: in the middle of things, but playing second fiddle. However, you have a crucial role to play. Your ability to inspire, support and encourage is desperately needed. You are uniquely able to make the right choice seem appealing and to negotiate the necessary compromises. Maybe other people are thinking and feeling the same kinds of things, but only you can put it into the right words and invest it with just the right feeling. Help others find the courage to do the right thing.
Capricorn ~ Forward movement. By month’s end things will be ready to start moving. Both the motivation and the resources will be there. Gears that only used to grind will begin to mesh. But maybe best of all, you won’t be blindsided so often by sudden, erratic changes, or by loose cannons, those who assert their independence in the worst ways at the worst possible moment. But like a locomotive pulling (or pushing) a long train out of the station, it would be best to move slowly at first. Let momentum build.
Aquarius ~ Feeling your oats. You will experience two potent, irresistible and seemingly contradictory forces at the same time. On the one hand, you will feel the bit between your teeth. When you push, things will move. On the other hand, you will feel the need to hold back, to move more cautiously and patiently. Instead of ignoring the wiser, cooler heads, you will find yourself wanting to consult them ... and be guided by them. If you do insist on charging ahead on your own, you will find yourself pulled up short.
Pisces ~ Come down to earth. You need to start being absolutely realistic as well as visionary. You’ve been free to pursue your dreams unfettered by practical concerns in recent years. Starting about now, though, just as the gears are really starting to mesh, you will have to start proving that your plans make cold, hard sense. You could even get to like certain hard-nosed, realistic types who you might have resented in the past. Anyway, if you don’t start listening to them, you might actually get your wings clipped.