The Questionable Luck of Mars and Jupiter

By Holiday Mathis

November 19, 2018 6 min read

Because the seemingly unfortunate circumstance could be just the thing that protects us from a worse fate or projects us into a better one, reserve all judgment. Even though Mars and Jupiter form a strife-laden square today, considering what else is happening in the sky, the difference between good luck and bad luck will be impossible to distinguish.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You've deep, important work to get to, and get to it you will. Even though you believe you've landed where you are for a good reason, you'll move too fast to benefit from stopping to ponder what that reason might be.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It will be fun to see who turns up to join the social fun, and there will very likely be a few wild cards in the bunch. Out-of-town visitors will bring good energy with them.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Surprise! Magnetize! Enchant! The charms keep coming with you today, so don't be surprised at all the fans you'll gather between now and the full moon. You're on a social hot streak.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's a whole group, but the speaker keeps directing the message just to you. What's this all about? Could be a crush, or maybe you're seen as the power player. Or it could be that you're just the best listener.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The goal is to patiently accept the present. Because the moments are blurring by so fast, this will involve taking a breath, slowing down and stepping back so you can properly see the particular comforts and discomforts at play.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're undaunted by the things that used to make you back away in fear. Why? Because the heavy responsibilities are also the ones that make you shine the brightest.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Knives cut. Daggers go deeper. Disapproval goes deeper still. Stay away from people who give disapproval on the regular. And certainly refrain from disapproving of yourself; it's better to figure out why you do what you do.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Anytime you make a change, the people around you have to adjust. Sometimes they don't want to. In that case, if the change is something you really want, it's fundamental that you change up the people who are around you, too.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Go ahead and say what's on your mind. You never know how it will land, and your luck will be pretty uncanny. Observations that would seem to be apropos of nothing might actually be germane to the main issue.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Words come in and out of fashion, get overused and start to mean something different or perhaps nothing at all. "Love" is one word that never gets old. Even if the meaning changes for you, it will never disappear.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Just like the expanding universe, you are never static. Even when you're still, you're doing something. In today's case, the stillness leads to a burst of productivity this evening, followed by a round of applause.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The person who loves you will think of you today when things are going well, when they're not, when there's something interesting, when there's nothing to do — basically all the livelong day.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 19). Worries drop off at the top of the year when you cover a base, tie a loose end or finally make an important decision. Once you're worry-free, your energy doubles, and your charisma follows the trend. You can afford to be choosy with your social life. Spend more time with those you want to be more like. Leo and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 1, 33, 28 and 45.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I'm a 42-year-old Libra, and I feel as if I've never mastered the art of conversation. I have friends, but talking to them always feels like such an effort. I know that sounds backward. They get angry with me for being incommunicado. Quite honestly, I don't like being on the phone. Is there something wrong with me? I thought Libras are supposed to be social."

Is your lack of interest in social activities recent? Presumably, you made the friends you have in some way that included communicating with them. Your sign is typically intellectual and communicative, naturally adept at finding the right words for any occasion. Are you, by any chance, depressed?

This recent turn of Venus should help you sort this through. Ask yourself what's really going on in your relationships and life. Not wanting to connect with people could be a sign that you are feeling off track with your life and need a new sense of purpose. Get honest about what's really going on. You may still decide you don't want to talk to some of your old friends, but if so, you'll know the real reason.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Scorpio Meg Ryan radiates vulnerability, openness and warmth. Scorpio's style is keep-it-real, giving Meg her relatable likability. Like many Scorpions, she has chosen an aspect of humanity to elevate and change. Through helping disadvantaged women find their strength (Venus in Scorpio), Meg draws on the healing abilities of the Scorpion.

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