Astrology by Joanne Madeline Moore for [October 29-November 4, 2018]
ARIES March 21-April 20
On Monday, Mercury and Jupiter rev up your natural Ram curiosity. So it’s a great day to ask lots of questions, research a project, solve a puzzle, explain a complex concept or get to the bottom of a perplexing problem. Then Venus backtracks into your relationship zone (until November 16). So guard against being too brisk, brusque and impetuous with pedantic people who test your limited patience. Do your very best to be as cool, calm and cooperative as you possibly can.
TAURUS April 21-May 21
There is much you can learn about love this week. So your motto for the moment is from philosopher (and fellow Taurus) Bertrand Russell “The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” Venus (your ruling planet) reverses back into your work, wellbeing and daily routine zone from Wednesday until November 16. So be careful you don’t become embroiled in a messy misunderstanding with a friend or colleague. A health issue from the past could also return.
GEMINI May 22-June 21
Gung-ho Geminis are usually very quick learners. Early in the week your mercurial mind is set to expand exponentially, as you absorb new concepts and explore exciting new horizons. But then sociable Venus starts reversing through your entertainment zone late on Wednesday. So the next two weeks is not the ideal time to host a party, plan a lavish dinner or hold a special family celebration. Instead, be patient and wait until after Venus moves forwards on November 16.
CANCER June 22-July 23
A fabulous idea, a friendly gesture or a complimentary comment will put you in a positive frame of mind on Monday. Use the good vibes to your advantage. But with Venus retrograding into your family zone, avoid bringing up old grudges with loved ones later in the week. You’ll find compromise and cooperation (and plenty of patience) are the secrets to some semblance of domestic harmony at Casa Cancer. So make sure you give your diplomacy skills a decent workout!
LEO July 24-Aug 23
On Monday and Tuesday the focus is firmly on family matters. Then relationship planet Venus reverses through your communication and social media zone from late Wednesday until November 16. So it will be very easy to misread signals and upset a touchy relative, neighbour or friend. Plus be extra careful what you post online, as an innocent comment on your part could be taken out-of-context by someone else. A decidedly cautious and diplomatic approach is the best way to proceed.
VIRGO Aug 24-Sep 23
Mercury pairs up with Jupiter on Monday which favours business, education, travel, social media and convivial conversation as you link up with like-minded souls. But make sure you pace yourself so your busy mind doesn’t suffer from information overload! And extra care must be taken from Wednesday onwards, when Venus reverses back into your money zone. When it comes to financial matters, smart Virgos will avoid the tendency to overvalue, over-stress and overspend.
LIBRA Sep 24-Oct 23
Monday is a good day to educate yourself about a pressing financial issue. But peace, harmony and creativity could go out the window (temporarily) when Venus reverses through your sign. Your relationships and social life could also go backwards over the next two weeks. Plus comfort eating is a danger as you imbibe too many fatty foods, sweet treats or sugary drinks. So try to cheer yourself up in ways that aren’t a hazard to your waistline or a hindrance to your health.
SCORPIO Oct 24-Nov 22
Mercury links up with Jupiter in your sign on Monday. Which favours studying, speaking, reading, writing and researching. If you focus on the small details first, they will eventually reveal a much bigger picture. Then Venus reverses into your solitude zone (until November 16). So aim to get the balance right between socialising with like-minded friends, and spending time with a very special person – you. Plus pay close attention to the symbolism in your dreams.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23-Dec 21
You’ll find soul-searching comes more easily than usual, as you reflect on mistakes of the past and ponder what can be done differently in the future. You could also receive bonus karmic points for being compassionate towards a family member or demonstrating uncharacteristic composure when faced with a problem. But expect some setbacks, as you contribute your talents and expertise to a group, class, club or organisation. And then receive little praise or feedback in return!
CAPRICORN Dec 22-Jan 20
Monday is a wonderful day to network with work colleagues and learn something new. But are you worrying about a professional issue? Avoid being short-sighted and making impulsive moves. A calm, considered approach (with a view to the long-term) is the sensible way to go. When it comes to a personal project, try not to rush and stress over the coming week. Take the time to think things through, and make sure you complete each necessary step along the way.
AQUARIUS Jan 21-Feb 19
Are you working or studying on auto-pilot? Have to got stuck in a professional rut? Or are you looking for the same kind of job in the same kind of place? With Jupiter jumping through your career zone until November 8, it’s time to accept adventurous advice and look for challenging opportunities outside your comfort zone. As fashion guru (and birthday great) Anna Wintour says “I try to remain very open to what others have to say. And it’s very important to take risks.”
PISCES Feb 20-March 20
Jupiter suggests you release pent-up energy via physical activity (like a vigorous gym session or a refreshing walk in the great outdoors) while Mercury encourages a talk-fest. Either way, you’ll feel better if you express suppressed energy in positive and productive ways. But issues involving close relationships, power, intimacy, trust, joint finances or shared resources could go backwards over the next two weeks. Retrograde Venus urges you to review, rethink and recalibrate.
Joanne Madeline Moore has a special connection with India, as her grandfather was born in Lucknow. She has been a professional astrologer and writer for over 20 years. Her horoscope columns are currently published in over 40 newspapers and magazines (and on websites) in Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. You can also read her daily, weekly and yearly horoscopes (and her celebrity astrology blog) on her website at http://bohoastro.com/