Mercury Strains Relationships

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Mercury, the planet of communication, has created excess tension lately as it has charted a reeling route through the cosmos, bouncing into other planets like a pinball (figuratively speaking, of course). Given that communication is so crucial to harmonious interactions, your own relationship may have become strained during this time. Not to worry!

Your Harmony Reading will prove especially useful on November 26, when Mercury links up with severe Saturn. Discussions will turn serious as you agonize over details, and reaching agreements will feel like an uphill battle. The best you can do will be to keep a smile on your face and not let it get to you! If you’re able to avoid resentment, this transit will pass quickly — and without repercussions.

Fortunately, by November 28, Mercury will move in a more joyful direction as it aligns with both Venus and Jupiter for a day of whispered sweet-nothings and friendly get-togethers; the opposition between Venus and Jupiter this same day will only add to the merriment. You and your loved ones will feel especially indulgent as you lazily enjoy one another’s company.

The month comes to an end with the Sun shining a soft light on enlightened Uranus on November 30, a day to try something new and different! When doors to unexpected opportunities open before you, be sure to boldly step through them. As scary as the unknown can be, sometimes it can bring amazing improvements to your world!

 

Leap Cosmic Hurdles

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When life’s ups and downs leave you flustered and wondering which way to go next, look no further.

So, which upcoming transits contain the biggest hurdles? Well, fortunately, the first one won’t present much of a challenge! On the contrary, in fact, as the brooding Scorpio Sun flows into a smooth alignment with dreamy Neptune on October 25, during which you may have trouble differentiating between your imagination and reality. Passion will be put on hold as love becomes platonic and nurturing. If you don’t try to accomplish anything major during this transit, you should pull through it without any real problems.

October 29 will present a slightly taller obstacle as retrograde Mercury runs into hard-headed Saturn. You’ll need to deal with financial concerns, and mistakes you’ve made in the past could rear up once again. Saturn will demand that you face your problems directly and take care of them once and for all. It may not be fun, but in the end, you’ll be glad you took action.

Then, on October 31, you’ll encounter your biggest hurdle of the bunch as Mars and Pluto come together for a formidable transit — one that will force you to truly grasp the nature of your situation before you can do anything to fix it. Mars will be chomping at the bit to make progress, but Pluto simply won’t allow it until you prove you know what you’re doing.

 

Planets are in Motion

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Dear Kimberly,
The planets are forever in continuous motion with respect to Earth and each other, and over the next two days, the Sun and Jupiter will align, Mercury will switch signs, and Saturn and Mars will go head-to-head. So, naturally, wouldn’t you expect that the way the planets influence¬†you¬†would also change over the course of your lifetime?And what about those other planetary shifts over the next couple days? Well, you can first expect a beneficial alignment between the Virgo Sun and Jupiter on September 7, coming on the heels of the new Moon in Virgo a couple days before. Here, the Virgo Sun’s work ethic and Jupiter’s good luck will come together to help you strengthen the foundation of any plans or projects you began under the new Moon.

Also on September 7, Mercury moves into Libra, bringing a couple weeks of pleasant conversations and very few arguments. After all, Libra hates conflict! You may dither a bit as you come to conclusions, but whatever decisions you finally make are sure to be fair, just, and sound.

Finally, watch out on September 9, when Mars squares off against Saturn for an alignment that will leave tempers flaring — with no outlet for healthy release! When things go boom, accidents may happen, so your best bet will be to focus on tedious chores and keep yourself distracted from anything that might set you off.