Cosmic Change-Ups Keep Coming

By Holiday Mathis

November 18, 2018 6 min read

This week brings the sun change, a full moon and a change of Neptune to set us dreaming, adventuring, sharing and feeling the fullness of our existence together on the planet. It all happens as Mercury's retrograde is just getting underway, so there's sure to be a few blips and backups. Extra awareness will help with Mercury's antics. Check and double-check yourself to keep your things in order and your perspective even.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Discovering your superhero alter ego is on the agenda. Every move you make speaks to your character, so you make sure it's saying something you like. Of course, this goes double for when no one is watching. You'll get an unexpectedly disproportionate thrill from doing good anonymously.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You were taught many rules that have helped you live well, and you continue to follow them without question. You were also taught rules that warrant questioning. Some rules either no longer apply to you, no longer work for you, or perhaps were never good ideas to begin with. It's time to take these rules to inquiry.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The situation isn't ideal, but stand back and look at it from a distance and you can see that, in a weird way, a need is being met. Next, examine the need. Will its fulfillment bring you health? Is there another way to go about it? Awareness is the start of healing. Your powers of reflection are exceptional this week.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Everyone who grows learns that there are unsafe aspects to life. What you believe is unsafe is part of your individuality. And what you do to counteract that is a theme this week. You'll learn just how amazingly capable you are. You'll also learn that something you were once afraid of no longer has power over you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The rituals you live by are constantly evolving. The ones that suited you just fine at the top of the week may seem, at the end of the week, to be somehow out of step with who you've become. Experimentation is your right. You don't need permission nor do you owe anyone an explanation. If you want to change, change!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The events of the last 12 days washed over you like poetry. Some lines you got, some you wondered at, and it's all still sinking in. Don't worry about understanding everything. Some things are better felt than sorted. Also, it would be wrong to assume that anyone is more in the know than you are. We're all pretenders.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have a gift you haven't been able to fully honor. In the past, someone neglected, minimized or took advantage of the gift, but that's over. These are different circumstances, and besides you're stronger. You know yourself better. Be daring. What you once thought was a flaw will be your power source.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's clear to all you're the captain of your ship this week. If you want to change direction, the crew might grumble, but ultimately, you're the one steering. Since you already have the responsibility, you may as well take advantage of the benefits that come with the role. Look to the horizon and make a judgement call.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Get a few things straight at the top of the week so you can go into it on a solid footing. For starters, longing for love is not the same as neediness. It's not a weakness that should be hidden or numbed. On the contrary, the impulse to share, to adore and to be adored, is the soul's wisdom reaching out.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You tip your hat to those who deserve it. It might take you a minute to see who fits the category. You have your own criteria. It's a sliding scale situation, so that's a bonus for the recipients of your nod. You sense that your acknowledgment matters even more than usual, and you're right about that.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You are part wild and part domesticated. Modern wildness expresses differently from the way it's been expressed by humans for thousands of years. As for you, you'll veer from the typical expectations, happily break a few rules and stop worrying about making sense for a while. You need this break.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A key relationship will come into focus. A lot of the connection works just fine, yet there's still a part of you that hasn't found a place in the relationship. What is it that you most want the other person to acknowledge, understand and appreciate about you? Introduce it. Give yourself a chance at full expression.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: It's a thrill to discover a new thing to want. Even better, after a stint of feeling somewhat out of place, you'll move into a feeling like you belong, this is your tribe, and you're all in it together. The work you turn out while part of the group will be lauded. This builds relationships bonds, but not quite as well as the adversity you face together. So be glad in times easy and not so easy. In the chase of learning and love, what you catch will be delightful, though it won't be the expected thing.

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