First ~ The Astrological Weather Affecting Us All:

*Venus semisquare Pluto 11/10~12/4! This could be tense, especially between lovers. You could find yourself simply(!) having more intense sexual relations. Which, presuming you are both consenting adults, ain’t bad at all. Otherwise, look for frustrated desires. If you’ve got a wicked jones for some one/thing but can’t have it, or have to wait for it, well that’s what so frustrating. This calls for either patience/persistence, or alternatives. Obsession is the watchword for all. The trick is to see the “dark side” of any passion as “the beast”. Now try to see the beauty in the beast. The hero/ine’s journey goes through the dark to get to the light. Transformation by Integration is one path to enlightenment. Drainage or elimination problems.

*Sun conjunct Mercury, semisquare Chiron 11/12~15 Yaddy yaddy yadda. Folks all wound up trying to say (write) what’s on their minds but just have trouble being understood. Arrggh!

*Sun, Mercury square Uranus 11/15~18 Somebody (maybe you) has some strong ideas. Somebody else (maybe you) challenges someone’s strong ideas. Ain’t nobody listenin’ nohow. Be sure to know what the info really is and how to use it properly.

And Now, For your Sign this Week.

Scorpio (10/23~11/22): Your intensity and passion can trigger someone else’s release or you may find yourself getting cranked. Either way, it probably won’t be pretty. Some change is needed and it may be within you as opposed to “them”. Don’t fight “them”. Instead, lose no longer needed attitudes/beliefs about relationship.

Sagittarius (11/22~12/21): What a downright great feel-good start to the week! If you can’t get it done now, you can’t get it done. Opportunities are often fleeting and you would be wise, my Sagittarian friend, not to let opportunity slip through your fingers. It doesn’t have to be difficult to be powerful.

Capricorn (12/21~1/20): Health issues continue to be key for many months. Check in with your body. What can you be doing to take better care of it and give it more support? Change of diet could yield impressive results beyond the mere physical. Consider restructuring your health habits. Sunday: Pesky details interfere with “the plan”.

Aquarius (1/20~2/18): What you figure you have to do to be an individual and what you figure you have to do to be gainfully employed may be two different things. If the “way they do things” doesn’t work for you, you need to find out what the requirements are and work to develop a new system that meets their needs, as well as yours.

Pisces (2/18~3/20): Take a look at a new philosophy, religion or spiritual path. Find the commonalities. They are not as different as you may think. You may find that learning opportunities arise from working with groups of folks. This can be an exhilarating time, if you will remain to new possibilities and connections. Dig deeper into “all this”.

Aries (3/20~4/20): If you were born before April 7 – 11 of any year, you’ve already experienced high energy, competitiveness, fevers, and confrontations as Mars opposes your Sun. 4/7~11 Birthdays of get the experience this week. For all: early week is positive growth time, if you can accept that whatever happens is an opportunity for growth, whether you think so or not. Your choice!

Taurus (4/20~5/21): What is the difference between “steadfast” and “stubborn”? Attitude. It’s one thing to stay the course. It’s another to deny changes in your environment. This week you get a chance to see your deep power as reflected by others back to you, and it’ll likely scare you or piss you off. Adaptability isn’t a dirty word, especially if it aids in achieving the larger goals. Your mission: look for alternatives that work.

Gemini (5/21~6/21): Wrestle with the larger issues early week. Mid week could be a bit too communicative. Don’t forget to slow down to smell the roses, and to listen, especially if it’s something you don’t think you want to hear. Late week: surprising news, provocative ideas, sudden schedule changes, or freedom from the “known” 😉

Cancer (6/21~7/22): Early week: dig deeper to find out what you want to know. Midweek: Notice opportunities for learning about foreign ideas. Enjoy some ethnic foods and time to yourself. Late week: Wake up and shake up. Make changes that will enhance your career opportunities. Change of plans Friday night. Contentious Saturday evening.

Leo (7/22~8/23): Stay home and work on your speech or write the paper! It won’t get any easier than now. Be patient with any changes you’re trying to make. Weekend: Unconventional behavior and ideas upset the applecart. The more rigid you are, the harder it is. Relax a little and enjoy discovering some thing/one you didn’t know.

Virgo (8/23~9/23): Early: Demanding details denote discipline. Denial dangerous. Too much information can overload the circuits. Midweek: A bad case of foot-in-mouth. Written communications also get confused. Late: Irritability is likely due to upsetting info or your clinging to certain ideas that could do with some fresh air.

Libra (9/23~10/23): If you have desire for “real” relations, you must be real, which is not necessarily “nice”. Assert, yes; aggress, no. Friends, neighbors or siblings can push your buttons. This can reveal to you a strength of yours that you thought of as a weakness, if you choose to look for it. Dig deep to understand your own inner resources.

Charles Gould is based in Portland and may be reached at 874-1901 or [email protected] for consultations on Career/Business, Relocations, Relationships, Life, Soul, & Spirit issues. He does natal charts as well as Transits & Progressions in person or by phone.

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