New Horoscopes for the Week of Nov. 20th – 26th

Lots of planets are changing signs this week. An abundance of influential shifts changes our calculations and the focus.

Yesterday Mars transited from the sign of Libra into the sign of Scorpio. Actions, motivations, and desires are aligned with deeper truths. Anger, passion, obsessions and compulsions come to life and may be difficult to control. Determined investigative actions designed to expose and empower are most effective. Any “undercover operation” is further energized. Passion is strong and could consume you.

Financial partnerships and sexual/intimacy are intense, urgent, or enraging. The source of emotional extremes must be unraveled. The stakes are high.

We may be more determined than ever to expose something that thrives in darkness. When Mars transits through Scorpio actions are laser focused and potentially highly effective – but also, depending on the nature of our motivation and the degree of mastery over primal impulses – potentially (devastatingly) destructive.

Mercury turns direct in the sign of Scorpio today. Since Oct. 31st, lots of information from the past has been revealed. The optimal time to review, reconsider, revise, research, and reverse course is over. If we’re going to gain traction, “come clean,” make a decision, and move forward it’s time.

Dark motivations and truths continue to be exposed under the illumination of the Scorpio Sun – even more so combined with Mars in Scorpio’s influence.

Mars inconjuncts Chiron in Aries through Thursday. Intense (desperate) or dishonest actions trigger vulnerabilities and pain. Suspicions are fueled. It’s time to adjust our old approaches to pain (denying or treating the symptoms). It may be time to uncover the source of your pain and to get some help if needed.

On Friday Nov. 22nd the Sun transits into the sign of Sagittarius where ideals, education, expansion, travel, legalities, and hopefully renewed faith in yourself dominate and illuminate. This transit takes place at 9:59 AM Eastern time. You may feel a familiar heaviness replaced with new hope and optimism.

The Sagittarius Sun trines Chiron. Some of the pain we felt and hopefully addressed earlier in the week begins to subside. You may be feeling uplifted and more supported.

Venus enters the sign of Capricorn on Monday Nov. 25th at 7:28 PM Eastern time.

Within the realm of finance and financial relationships something more grounded in reality and organized takes hold. Because Venus is involved this is most likely a positive or easy development.

Hard work and persistence pays off. A difficult life experience translates into “lessons learned.” Those lessons may have involved the need to take the long view, to consider the bigger picture, or the importance of cultivating faith in yourself and the future.

On Sunday, just before Venus transits into the sign of Capricorn, she conjoins Jupiter while Mars opposes Uranus.

I mentioned these aspects last week in connection with the delivery of an unexpected, beautiful surprise – possibly in the form of extraordinarily good news. Generosity flows and a change in fortune for the better will likely be triggered.

A Jupiter/Venus conjunction marks a new cycle of growth and expansion within the realm of relationships.

The Mars/Uranus opposition (an unexpected, unpredictable influence) requires cautious action – while traveling or driving a car especially. The tendency is to feel overly confident and enthused. Moderation can counter-balance the urge to get (dangerously) carried away.

There’s a new Moon at 4 degrees of Sagittarius on Tuesday, Nov. 26th at 10:05 AM Eastern time. I’ll write more about that later.

Thanks, as always, for reading,


Holly RePenn
Professional Astrology
31631 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano,
CA 92675

ARIES (March 21-April 21)
Today Mercury in Scorpio turns direct in your house of transformative experience. What needs to change has been examined and reconsidered over the past three weeks. The Sun has triggered a search for truth, faith in yourself and the future, and the innate wisdom that supports a more optimistic outlook. You may have felt something more authentic within rise to the surface. Mars takes his turn from Nov.20th – Jan 4th to further unearth a source of mistrust, limitation, and vulnerability. (Sexual) desires intensify. Conflict may intensify within the realm of financial partnerships as you insist on more power and control. Your motivation may be to create a greater impact with your actions. By Friday the doors open to an opportunity that feels expansive. It may be a good time for foreign travel or a culture shock that energizes a part of yourself that’s lain dormant for too long. The fields of education, publishing, and the law create new, expansive possibilities for the next month. Venus moves over your midheaven on Sunday. Your reputation or what you’ve been aiming for materializes. In the eyes of the public you’re likely to symbolize beauty, expertise, and hard-won mastery over fear.

TAURUS (April 21-May 21)
This week the Uranus/Mars opposition creates some unexpected developments and conflict within the realm of relationships. An unexpected affront or challenge to your values, sense of self-worth, and on-going efforts to be an enlightened influence in the world – and within the realm of relationships – intensifies deep reservoirs of passion and anger. The Sun’s transit into Sagittarius and the 8th house might cause you to suspect that something deep within you needs to be illuminated (it will be), examined, and addressed. It is likely you will encounter deep reserves of innate wisdom as you look beneath the surface. Possibly you will be set free of the need to keep everyone happy, healthy, uplifted, and inspired – or the need to pick up the slack when others fail to contribute their fair share. Jupiter/Venus eases your way toward something profoundly healing and personally rewarding. By Monday you may be reaping the rewards of an ongoing persistent effort to keep the faith and believe in the future. The pain of an old buried wound is eased.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Today Mercury in Scorpio turns direct in your 6th house of routines, work, habits, and healing, as the Sun prepares to illuminate the nature of your relationships. It’s time to finish up final preparations, to get the work done, to make a decision, and to put the finishing touch on improvement efforts that enable you to enter into relationships in a more authentic, satisfying way. Circumstances may require that you continue to exert control over your thoughts and communication – and that you continue to ask the deeper questions that allow you to set yourself free. It is likely you have evolved into a significantly “improved” version of your old self – especially as it applies to an upgraded, empowering role you’re now able to play within the realm of relationships. Believing in yourself, a partner, or the relationships is a skill you’ve honed to greater perfection over the past month. The Venus/Jupiter conjunction in your 7th house promises a reward (freedom) for asking the tough questions and humbly considering the difficult answers.

CANCER (June 21-July 21)
What has been illuminated and is now slowly sinking in over the past month may be the truth about what or you love, the nature of your innate talents, and the possibility of developing those. It’s hard to deny your desire to delve deeper, to get to the source of the problem, to be an effective investigator, and to see, intuit, or recognize the darkness that inhabits those you attract. You may have noticed that you attract strangers that will tell you their deepest secrets and you are not shocked. You will understand and gravitate toward the source of their pain and want to help. You may be a trained psycho-analyst. Or you may be an un-offical one. Your interests lie within the deeper darker realms of the human struggle. Showing others through example how to recover from a devastating betrayal is your calling. Your skills may involve a magical quality. A clarification may have changed the game for you since October 31st. It may be time to get serious about developing your talents and to find a way to create work doing what you love.

LEO (July 21-Aug 21)
For the past month the Sun has illuminated the “home, family, roots,” sector of your life. Gut-wrenching or difficult decisions may have been researched, re-considered, mulled over, or re-evaluated in light of evolving circumstances. Something important seems to be at stake – possibly your financial security, security in general, the foundations of your life and career, or something deep within that’s hard to access or difficult to resolve. Home/family issues may serve as reminders of old (painful) losses and a time when your security was unexpectedly stripped away. In some regard you may feel that your survival depends on keeping things stable and undisturbed within the home/family realm. The problem seems deeper than that. You may be getting closer to setting yourself free. But you’ll have to continue to ask yourself the hard questions and consider the most truthful answer. This is not as simple as finding a practical, financially prudent solution. It’s about facing a deeper truth and integrating it. Between now and Dec.21st it appears you’ll be rewarded for taking a deeper look.

VIRGO (August 21-Sep 21)
As Mercury turns direct temporary blocks to progress are removed. You may be ready to make a decision, to say what you have to say, and to come to some conclusions about what you discovered. Deeper reflections, investigative efforts, or discovery of something more truthful may be the key to setting yourself free. The truth is important. But it may be every bit as dark as you suspected. Notice if you feel freer to broach darker, more uncomfortable subjects. Notice if you’re more willing to take a leap of faith into the future and the unknown. That feels like progress. The focus of your attention is likely to change in the direction of home, family, roots, sources of security and stability. It looks positive. Something unexpected (unexpectedly good) is thrown into the mix. A changing perspective allows you to let something (an old dream, delusional partnership, or unrealistic expectation of support and reliability,) slip away.

LIBRA (September 21 – October 21)
This week Libra enters a new, encouraging, adventurous cycle of expansion within the realm of relationships. A roomier, more spacious mindset opens you to the possibility of something more authentic and uplifting that could materialize.. It seems you may have paid the price by asking the deeper questions and being willing to incorporate the truth. It seems you may have gotten to the source of chronic mistrustfulness or a debilitated sense of self-worth – or you soon will. It’s important to tell the truth and communicate what you see as beautiful, future relationship possibilities. Your ability to paint truthful and authentic pictures with words is enhanced. An old source of pain may be revived today. Stop and take a look at it. It’s possible it may be relationally instructive. Over the weekend something healing takes hold and eases the pain you felt. Now is a good time to make future plans for you as a couple or you alone in a promising phase of relating in more satisfying ways to yourself.

SCORPIO (October 21 – November 21)
Mars in Scorpio has just moved over your Ascendent. A new, somewhat complicated cycle, involves an intensification of you style and approach to life. Your desire to make a stronger, more profound impact on the world and put your personal stamp on whatever you engage with is important. Conflict may come into play. A battle with yourself or a partner is challenging on deeply personal levels. At times you may feel your emotional survival is at stake. Trusting another is the issue. As the Sun moves into your 2nd house of financial stability, financial partnerships, ownership, and self-worth it is likely you will be gifted with much support in this area of life. Practically it’s important to be aware of some areas of vulnerability involving love. Losing yourself in love or agreeing to be overwhelmed by it may be something that feels great – in the way an addict feels great when he begins to feel no pain. It’s important that you feel the love without losing yourself in the process.

SAGITTARIUS (November 21- December 21)
You’re almost done with an important phase involving cleaning, clearing, letting go, lightening up, and “preparing” for the new beginning” phase. A few remnants of the old cycle may need to be cleared away over the next couple days. But you’re on the cusp of feeling a (physical) surge of energy, optimism, confidence, and renewed faith in yourself. A personal “New Year Celebration” may be in order. It looks promising in the way an empty canvas looks promising. On Friday the Sun trines Chiron. A source of vulnerability in love will receive lots of healing support. A conversation or announcement relieves some fear or threat of loss as you find the courage to go after what you want. The need for freedom and independence is real. It’s a challenge to find the courage to do what you love. It’s time to ask yourself the hard questions about relationship commitments, love, and how you can transform your role into something that feels more balanced. A new, expansive cycle of growth within relationships may be giving you the space you need to pursue what you love.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 21)
Capricorn is entering into a new, more spacious, and liberating phase. It would be great news for most signs. But for Capricorn it may be a mixed bag. Capricorn is comfortable with limitations, boundaries, repetition, predictability, and sameness. Time’s up it appears. Ready or not something disruptive is being thrown into the mix that shakes you up and wakes you up. It’s not bad. But you’ll feel the reflexive need to mount some resistance. It’s time to allow what’s lain dormant for awhile to be (culture) shocked into wakefulness. Black Moon Lilith in Pisces (the invisible disruptor) is teaming up with Pluto in Capricorn (a force stronger than your resistance) to present you with an opportunity to live life with less fear and more spontaneity. The importance of love and something more joy-filled seems to be weaving it’s way into one of the top spots on your list of most important values. You’re kicked into a higher gear and reminded of who you are when you control your fear and embrace life.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 21)
I’m an Aquarian and I like to write. I try to present my ideas in beautiful, informative ways. Sometimes I can. Sometimes I can’t. Writing for me is uneven and unpredictable. Most good writers I’m told read lots of books. I don’t. But last week I was studying Edgar Cayce’s chart and noticed that his Moon conjuncts my Jupiter in Taurus, that my Sun conjuncts his Vesta, that my Sun/Moon midpoint falls on his Mars, and that his Uranus conjuncts my Pluto. I decided we were soul mates and cosmically connected. Edgar was able to put a book under his pillow and wake up in the morning knowing all the information in the book. I decided to try it. It hasn’t worked so far but I liked the unique twist on the common wisdom about good writers and the amount of reading they do. Aquarians needs to put their own twist on common wisdom. They can’t follow formulas. They have to experiment and invent. They have to be outsiders. And over the next month they have to believe in themselves, their weird methods, and their value as outsiders within the bigger scheme.
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PISCES (February 21-March 21)
The North Node falls in your 5th house of love these days. It signals a direction or point of focus you can follow that it will lead you in the right direction to fulfill your life’s central purpose. This is a big advantage for Pisces. Knowing what you love, who you love, and gaining more clarity about the need to follow your instincts in love may feel too easy for a sign used to sacrifice and loss. But you may be unusually inspired these days. The Sun’s move into the sign of Sagittarius gives you the chance to renew your faith in yourself. As it turns out you’ve always kind of known what you love. If you would have kept it to yourself you wouldn’t have given others the chance to tell you how impractical, financially foolish, self-defeating, or impossible it would be. It will be hard to make a wrong turn this week.

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