Mars Lifts Friday the 13th Curse

By Holiday Mathis

November 13, 2020 6 min read

Waiting for luck seldom works, but lately, it's also been pretty hard to figure out the recipe for making your own luck. This Mars transit lifts the curse of Friday the 13th by going direct after a 10-week retrograde. Barriers are lifted, thwarted business starts to flow again and frustrated efforts get breakthroughs. Superstition will turn into super-action.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Accept pangs of frustration as feedback that you should adjust your plan or alter your aim. These feelings only need to be experienced for a fraction of a second to have served their practical purpose.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The atmosphere will be a bit stale upon arrival and, as sensitive as you are, it will be clear that someone's got to crank out the good vibes that will turn this around, and that someone is probably you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You usually realize what people are protective of before you cross a boundary, but sometimes there are hidden rules you only know about once you come up against them and experience the pushback.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Go ahead and aim high while working low — doing the groundwork that will bring step-by-step, gradual success. A good plan will include simple measures and lots of repetition.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Social interaction can be so involving that it's hard to know just how you're feeling in the midst of it. Notice how you feel in the moments after you leave though because that feeling says a lot.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll have an exhilarating sense of forwarding movement today, though perhaps not in the area you want to move. That's OK because progress in any area will eventually bring you forward in others.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It is impossible to know how another person is seeing the situation; however, with a combination of curiosity and empathy, you will come about as close as it gets to this superpower.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A past letdown has influenced you to view your present circumstance in a less-than-helpful way. Rethink and rewrite your history. Your opinion of what happened is what matters, and that's something you can change.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). To put one's head in an alligator's open jaws is more foolish than bold, but that's the price of the gator-stunt. Perhaps it's also foolish to put one's heart in the hands of another and hope for mercy, but that's the price of love.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Jealousy is golden! It tells you what you really want and care about. Still, it's often better expressed in a journal or some other private way, as it's not the most attractive quality and can skewer the balance of relationships.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It takes more than love to make a relationship work. Right now, it's the simple act of making and keeping agreements that will tell you all you need to know about how the relationship is doing.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll listen to the same story a few times, but when patterns become too repetitive, it's both taxing and a sign that the other person isn't holding up their end of the conversational bargain.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 13). This solar journey has you keenly aware of how every experience changes you in some way. Because of this, you put yourself in the line of beauty and sign yourself up for the challenges that might blossom the qualities you desire to embody. You will be surprised and pleased by the results of these endeavors. Cancer and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 40, 44, 28 and 14.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: It's the simple observances you make that get someone's attention, make them feel seen and begin the process of building trust. TAURUS: People feel they are owed your response, but is this really true? GEMINI: Being around someone makes you nervous — a sign that there's electricity and potential there. CANCER: What you do for comfort isn't the same thing as what you aspire to be doing. LEO: How you feel when you're with a person isn't the whole story. How do you feel when you're driving away? VIRGO: To present yourself in the way you think is most attractive, having nothing to do with the other person's preference, is in and of itself the most attractive choice you could make. LIBRA: The universe is shaped by the power of attraction — and so are you! SCORPIO: Because you respect someone, you're willing to give attention and space in the measures they prefer. You should expect the same. SAGITTARIUS: You need to experience a person in five or six different environments before you feel you really know them. CAPRICORN: You're not sure who is under the spell of whom, but there's definitely some magic happening. AQUARIUS: You'll be delighted at how a person expresses feelings about you. PISCES: Love is not having to constantly explain, defend or justify your choices.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Scorpios expect depth from one another — deep love, deep thoughts, deep empathy. This new moon weekend, with both the sun and moon in Scorpio, earth's shadow prevents the moon from reflecting much of the sun's light. It begs the question of how reciprocal a double Scorpio relationship can be? Each Scorpio must give the other a chance to shine or the relationship spins quickly out of balance.

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