NOVEMBER 21 – NOVEMBER 27:Get Ready for Thanksgiving and Black Friday with Mercuty in Retrograde
The American holiday of Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate and give thanks for the abundance in our lives, to count our blessings, to connect with our roots and to renew our hope for the future.
Except that this year, Mercury turns retrograde overnight and into Thanksgiving morning. This signals chaos, so if you are travelling for the holiday, factor in delays and frenzied goings-on when you finally arrive. Plan ahead, if you can, to avoid layering additional stress on top of this untimely astrological situation.
Earlier in the week, Venus, the planet of love, harmonizes with Saturn, the planet of limitations, making for a relaxed and pleasant pre-holiday time. Monday and Tuesday are great days to get together with anyone of importance in your life.
The Sun moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius early Tuesday, adding a certain zest to the days ahead. Your vacation may start early, as many people around you head out before closing time. Wednesday could turn out to be the best day of the week. If you are hosting a big Thanksgiving feast, use Wednesday to over-prepare; the Mercury-led chaos that starts on Thursday will be as unpredictable as it is unforgiving.
On Thursday, the big day, a wonderful planetary harmony between Venus and Neptune. Twice this week, Venus saves the day and brings in good planetary vibrations when they are most needed to counterbalance other celestial tension. Look for a pleasant Thanksgiving after things calm down.
The New Moon occurs late Thursday. The hours before the New Moon are the ultimate unwinding time for everyone. Spending time with loved ones while the Moon winds down a whole lunar cycle will bring the generations together harmoniously.
And another American tradition happens later in the week as Black Friday dawns. This is the busiest shopping day of the year and a great day for Capitalism, as it brings out the best and worst in consumer behavior. Unfortunately, with Mercury retrograde, anything you buy on Black Friday is more likely than ever to turn out useless. Clothes will not fit, electronics will short out and worst of all, receipts will be lost and the merchandise will not be eligible for return. Our advice? Hit the craft store so you can make your own gifts or simply go to the movies and shop another day.
Friday’s Sagittarius Moon makes for an adventurous day at the mall, but when the stellar chaos abounds, you might consider spending the weekend at a museum or other cultural venue. Mercury retrograde reminds you to live in the moment and improvise for the present amidst the chaos. There will be a few shopping days before Christmas in which to make big purchases for the holiday. Better yet, wait until the after-Christmas sales.
Read below to get Thanksgiving guidance just for your sign.
Aries March 21 – April 19
With everyone running around, look for a chance that most will miss. Make a big impression on a possible partner by making time. Everyone else complains they don’t have time. Do you have time for love?
Taurus April 20 – May 20
It is important to understand the dynamics among a family or group of friends. People who say outrageous things or get their drama up might still love each other. Practical tools of analysis are worthless. Use your imagination.
Gemini May 21 – June 21
The structure of your week needs a complete overhaul. Expect to improvise a lot. If you are not too tied to your plans, they will not tie you down when things out of your control become obstacles. Friends and family still manage to delight!
Cancer June 22 – July 22
You might avoid lots of the wild ups and downs that are packed into this week because of other commitments. The consistency of being on the job or committed to some other project might seem dull, but there are fewer surprises.
Leo July 23 – August 22
Trouncing an old foe isn’t just for Turkey hunters this Thanksgiving. The Lion is ready to pounce. You’ll have a chance to brag about an accomplishment in front of a foe who will have no retort. Enjoy your victory with the ones you love.
Virgo August 23 – September 22
The time has come for you to simply ask for help. As quickly as is possible, get others to take over the duties that are causing you trouble. Avoid trying to keep in control and be happy that the job will be well done. Too much going on is a bad recipe.
Libra September 23 – October 22
The gossip will be a small tornado, but it could be an enjoyable time no matter the accuracy of the rumors. Allow your mystique to glow as the holiday season dawns. Your partner would be wise to expect paparazzi at some point soon.
Scorpio October 23 – November 21
You might have overstretched your finances. Backtrack and see if there is a way to shuffle a few bills. Being a cheapskate around family is not as bad as dangling money as a way to get loved ones to do you favors.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
Mercury goes retrograde in your sign, so do not expect a new look to go over well. Keep your appearance consistent and a little conservative, and enjoy people’s reminiscences about the good old times. The New Year ahead is for the new you!
Capricorn December 22 – January 19
An elusive person from your past could be trying to contact you. A random encounter with someone from earlier days revives ancient fantasies. Don’t commit to anything long-term, but don’t be avoidant if there is nothing better going on.
Aquarius January 20 – February 18
Take a step back from bragging or self-promoting. You could be on shaky ground as your own words can be used against you if you are not careful. This is not a week to challenge the opposition; instead, retreat to the comfort of family and friends.
Pisces February 19 – March 20
Your professional obligations clash with your friends and family. Instead of feeling guilty for not making a get-together, plan now for the December holidays or even New Year’s Eve as a way to keep the peace and show your commitment.
Love Advice for Women by Zodiac Sign
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