Horoscopes for the Week of Nov 14th – 20th

Mars (action and anger) moves into the sign of Pisces tomorrow (Nov. 15th). Pisces is an odd, uncomfortable position for Mars. It’s hard to harness this elusive energy and channel it effectively. Mars is somewhat constrained in this position. He’s challenged to adjust to the highly refined energy and to the “weapons” and “tools” he’s being given to work with.

Aligning with instincts, intiating something compassionate, connecting with a flow, working behind the scenes, and taking an indirect approach, may be necessary when Mars transits through Pisces. Sensitivity tends to accompany any effective action. Initiating an ending during a Mars in Pisces phase feels timely.

Mars in Pisces is good at letting go and releasing to achieve an ultimate win. If you’re faced with an intractable situation and nothing you’ve tried has worked, Mars in Pisces highly “tuned-in” approach can trigger something pretty effective. Not acting, ommitting, or “losing deliberately” can be strategies that are particularly powerful during a Pisces phase.

Uranus retrograding in the sign of Aries makes Mars a critical player in the ongoing effort to recover something you’ve lost or to recognize something you’ve missed. Pisces dissolves boundaries to penetrate through false facades or whatever is obscuring your “vision.”

Venus in Libra stations direct on November 16th (Friday) ending an extended period of relationship review and reconsideration. Something may be resolved. Things may settle into a better balance. You may decide on a forward direction especially if values and priorities have been clarified. Progress can be made.

But Mercury in Sagittarius turns retrograde on Nov. 16th. This complicates the picture and may delay a move forward. Mercury squares Neptune fairly quickly after turning retrograde. That can be some fuzzy thinking. You may not have all the information you need to make an intelligent decision. Someone may be lying to you or giving you incorrect information – or witholding information.

Something reality-based or more self-aware unfolds gradually. The pieces come together slowly. It’s wise to be patient and to wait until all the facts are in. Mercury retrograde in Sadge triggers a review of your beliefs, what you count on to be true, and maybe some ideas regarding reversing previous plans for the future. On Dec. 6th Mercury moves direct and decisions can be made. Things are clarified, a picture of reality emerges, and you’re cleared for take off.

Thanks as always for reading,


Holly RePenn
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ARIES (March 21-April 21)
Mars moves into your solar 12th house. This ends an imporant Mars (courage) cycle that began at the end of January 2017. Making new contacts that can support and accelerate your professional success gives way to an ending phase. The house of dreams, dissolution, housecleaning, wide open channels to inspiration and other realms is highly activated. There is the possiblity that you will be doing lots of sensitive work alone and behind the scenes. Letting go of something that no longer fits is important. Fear may need to be thrown on the trash heap along with whatever else has become distrating and useless. It may be time to mull over the possibility of ending a job that doesn’t feel right, a method that’s no longer effective, a habit that doesn’t serve you well. Essentially you are preparing for the beginning of a new, exciting, phase that begins on Januaray 2nd, 2019. Expect to receive an unusual amount of guidance from an entity that loves you and gives you lots of support for a daring new beginning currently in the gestational phase.

TAURUS (April 21-May 21)
Venus is backtracking on the relationship front for another couple days, putting into perspective what’s been ongoing since Aug 6th It looks like you’ve been earning the right to create something more balanced and equitable. Old wounds (yours and others) have required lots of challenging adjustments. It seems you’ve done the necessary work, risen to the challenge, found ways to be effective, and will soon (Dec. 2nd) be on the cusp of deciding to commit or end a relationship in its current form. You may decide to be “all in ” or all out. Or you may decide to embark on an all-consuming mission to completely transform a partnership by transforming yourself. In other words you’re entering an intense relationship phase that will test your strength and last until Jan. 8th, 2019. Setting yourself free to wield magical powers that have been restraine is likely to become a reality by Jan. 8th. Expect your influence to expand in 2019. Expect the unchained version of you to emerge.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Sagittarian Mercury turns retrograde in your 7th house of relationships from Friday Nov. 16th until Dec.5th. This is a time when you’re likely to review your beliefs about a relationships, the nature of balance, or your future withn or outside of committed partnerships. You may attract an abundance of collaborative opportunities over the next several weeks. It is especially important now that you be as honest as you can be with yourself and others. You’re entering a period when it’s time to take a second look, to notice what you’ve missed, to make the needed adjustments, and to feel the momentum building effects of optimism and a re-energized belief in yourself. At the same time there is the possibility that a distorting and deceptive (professional or authoritative) influence is leading you in the wrong direction. Maybe you’re being confused by your own wishful thinking – a willingness to accept lies you’d like to be true. Intutively you know the truth. Teaching others how to be within the realm of relationships may be premature. Sagittarius will be honest with you. As for others it seems wise to be skeptical – to trust but verify.

CANCER (June 21-July 21)
Venus’s long transit through your 4th house may have changed your relationship with home, family, roots, and traditionally held values. Something is wrapped up and resolved this week. A change in your style and approach to life, home, and the role you play within relationships changes as well. Something transformative involving children, lovers, and the intensity of your creative drive gets easier. Lots of support and love appears as you move away from cold, calculating, or distant relationships and turn in the direction of something more nurturing. There is something you may be missing – a feeling of belonging possibly – that makes it seem wise to have a “fall-back” position – even if that position is a repeat of something insensitive, uncomfortable, or hurtful. That is unnecessary. Use the self-discipline you have to refuse that option and things will work out well. You have the means to provide for yourself what others have traditionally provided for you – at too high of a price. That can change this week.

LEO (July 21-Aug 21)
Your evolving life purpose and emerging opportunities for growth have changed. For the past 18 months the tendency to over-identify with work – a back-breaking work schedule, a determination to be the perfect or ideal worker, the one who accepts the bulk of the responsibility, the one who sacrifices everything (almost) on the alter of work – has created some serious imbalances that became apparent from Aug 6th through Nov. 16th. Health issues, burn out, and conflict within the realm of relationships may have gotten your attention. It’s time to correct the imbalance by re-connecting with what you’ve been disconnected from for quite awhile At work, and within the realm of your current responsibilities it may be time to back off. A course correction has been triggered by a change in perspective, a wake-up call, or something unsettling within the realm of relationships. So where do you go from here? Quiet time with yourself or with family, reviewing old photos of you as a child and your mom, making time to grieve a loss, to remember the love, to regret something you glossed over, and to feel again. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Delegate the work to someone else, sit back, and feel.

VIRGO (August 21-Sep 21)
Within the realm of deeply devastating or shocking reveals – death, betrayal, deceit, dark power plays, or insidious threats to your survival – a wake up call has been received. Your perspective has “evolved.” Things have changed. What used to be interesting and growth promoting no longer is. It’s time to review your old beleifs and to discard those that are no longer relevant Creating distance in love, being resistant to love, being in love with work, with someone whos’s not available, or someone reliable that inspires no passion, etc.. – it’s all fast becoming a dead end for you. An imbalance needs to be corrected. Despite you comfort level and competence, it’s time for you to feel more. It’s time to open your heart to a cause, a lover, a child, or a friend who triggers the need to be more receptive to the love that surrounds you. In some regard you may find yourself in a “malnourished” state. It’s time to expand your capacity for love by attracting those who move you into a more vulnerable space. You’ll recognize them.

LIBRA (September 21 – October 21)
A change in the status of a committed relationship may have left you in a awakened, unsettled, or fearful space. It’s hard to know what happens from here. Maybe things are resolved but different. Maybe you’re left alone to fend for yourself. Maybe things are better. In any case recent experience within the realm of relationships may have changed your values and priorities. Something still needs to be clarified or recovered. But it may be time to move away from the past, from cold, hard-hearted family members, a tradition of competition, or expectation of success that forced you to steel yourself against feeling anything. It’s time to reverse that. Your contact with the public needs to inspire you to feel warmly connected, safe, and free to express love. Nourishing the malnourished, comforting the outcasts, or listening compassionately to colleagues who need to be heard feels like a growth promoting direction for you.

SCORPIO (October 21 – November 21)
Scorpios are notoriously good at protecting themselves within the realm of communication. They’re good at seeming to reveal something private, sensitive, or deeply painful when they’re actually not getting close. They can tell you the same, seemingly revealing story over and over, interupt frequently, or stealthily redirect the conversation to keep some distance between you and them. Astrologically it looks habitual and may feel habitual. But it probably became a pattern for a good reason. It may not seems like much of a problem until you want to use a source of inspiration to develop a story that deeply connects with others. Saturn is challenging you to discipline yourself to feel more, to connect more closely through words and writings – to do it on a small scale at first and increasingly taking more risk. Mars move into your 5th house of creativity energizes this area of your life. In some capacity your purpose for the next 18 months is to put into words the pain the world feels but cannot articulate.

SAGITTARIUS (November 21- December 21)
Sagittarians are feeling more hopeful about their ability to initiate something big and meaningful. They’re feeling more confident about their ability to impress their will on the world, to reveal the truth, and to make the world a happoer place. Sagittarians are visionary – not much into dealing with the deatils. But from Nov. 16th through Dec. 5th it’s likely they’ll be reviewing their plan, backtracking, filling in the blanks, addressing the details, and maybe creating something globally appealing that will work. In the meantime it’s likely the inspiration will be flowing and the depth, magnitude, and potential impact of their ideas will be something they’ll want to share. Sagittarians will be talking alot to anyone who will listen. But when Mercury moves into retrograde motion they’ll be listening. This bodes well for their future and for their projects.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 21)
Capricorn is in the process of being transformed. It’s a process they want to control – like everything – but it’s time to trust that feeling what you feel might occasionally overwhelm, but ultimately heal and transform you – despite your interference or efforts to slow things down. It’s better if you relax and go with the flow. I know that sounds like crazy talk to a Capricorn. But a Tsunami is building in the deepest recesses of your mind and heart preparing to wash away whatever stands in the way of you and a joy-filled life – or a more deeply satisfying one. The kind of discipline you need now is the kind that discourages you from interfering despite your fear – the kind that encourages a spontaneous flow even when it feels dangerous, that accepts without examining, takes an uncensored approach to considering whatever emerges, and takes a tolerant and welcoming approach to the unexpected. Trust is hard for Capricorn – but hard isn’t hard for Capricorn. Just do it and don’t be surprised if you end up in a better place.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 21)
There is something too safe or disconnected involved in the kind of work you’re producing. Maybe your focus is on audience reaction, pleasing the client, just getting it done, or an emerging belief that despite your initial passion and enthusiasm, it was going to be impossible for you to create something of the magnitude you had in mind when you started. Somewhere along the way you might have lost your willingness to interject some real feeling into your work. You might have burned yourself out or got scared off by a few negative responses. It’s time to reconsider what’s required of you to produce something of the calibur you know you can produce. What’s missing may be your connection to the past, your childhood, and the methods you used to use when creating something was just you having fun. What anyone thought of what you created wasn’t much of a consideration. You did it for you and you did it because it was fun and made you happy. To the extend you can recapture those methods your entire life moves in the direction of balance and joy. And your work reflects what you originally intended it to reflect.
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PISCES (February 21-March 21)
In your attempts to ground yourself in a space that feels abundantly nourishing, stabilizing, supportive of your attempts to make the world a better place, and to contribute what you have to contribute, it appears you have taking things as far as you can without some help from another realm. Calling on angles, gods, guides, shamanic influences – relying on prayers, and loving family members who have passed on to bring you the rest of the way seems like a wise choice and something you’ve earned the right to do. It’s not like you haven’t tried to get this done on your own, or asked someone to do something for you that you could do for yourself. It’s not like you’re trying to take the easy way out. You’ve done everything you can do. There’s a whole world of helpers ready to jump in as soon as you ask. You’ve earned the right to ask.

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