Forecasts for week beginning Saturday, November 2, 2013.

By Jonathan Cainer

November begins with the fourth in the series of seven squares between Uranus and Pluto. These reflect patterns of changes that play out every 30 to 40 years. Much recent tension and drama on the world stage can be ascribed to this current set of alignments… and we’re only just starting to see how a ‘revolution in attitude’ will affect individuals and nations over coming years. What once seemed unthinkable is now only too easy to imagine and while some of that’s been bad, we’re just now entering a phase where previously unimaginable yet wonderful possibilities reveal themselves too.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Some people believe that with enough faith and dedication, you can achieve anything. They are almost right. Some things actually are impossible. It doesn’t matter how much wishing you do – or how hard you try. You won’t attain success if the objective in question is simply beyond reach. But it is rare for anything ever to be entirely beyond reach. Usually, it’s just tricky to reach for and likely to take much time and sacrifice. Much depends, in November, on how much of yourself you are willing to invest in an ambition.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
You may be preoccupied now but if you turn on the TV and catch a new episode of your favourite show, how easy will you find it to turn it off again? Enjoyable diversions and distractions are fine but something is wrong when our fears take such strong hold of us that we can think of nothing else. Events in November show you how susceptible you have become to a major source of worry and aggravation. It isn’t worth the time and attention you are giving to it. Life is about to present you with a much more inspiring picture.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
People don’t always hear what we are trying to tell them. Nor do we, in turn, always properly hear what others want to say to us. We get so caught up in our own beliefs, we twist the messages to match our expectations. Or we get so wrapped up in our feelings, we forget to think about what we are saying. But whenever we fail to be conscious of how we are communicating, we risk problems. Everything that needs to be understood and agreed can be sorted out in November… as long as you’re slow and tactful.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Your bathroom mirror may not yet be reflecting a different image – but then, we always notice change in others before we see it in ourselves. It is our friends and loved ones who say to us, ‘something is really changing in you’, because they tend to spot the signs long before we do. So, if you really want to know how much wiser you are growing, how much more attractively confident you are becoming and how your ability to attract success is positively radiating out of you, ask someone close by. You ARE blossoming this November.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Everyone seems to be expecting something from you now. You are keenly conscious of your obligations. Understandably, you want to do all you can, yet you must recognise the danger in trying to do too much. Even if you go that extra mile, there will still be a further mile to cover. Make as much effort as you comfortably can, then resolve not to worry. You don’t need to be superhuman in November. You simply have to be yourself and be sincere. A problem that now looms large will soon fade away all of its own accord.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Some questions never get satisfactorily answered. There are two ways to describe a situation that makes less sense, the more you think about it. The first is an enigma. The second is an annoyance! What’s the difference? The difference is whether or not you feel desperate to do something practical. If you are just standing back and looking from a distance, it is all an amazing mystery. Right now, though, you need (or feel as if you need) something. In November, all you need do is care less, and you will achieve more.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
From a surprisingly early age, little children know what they want. Rarely, though, do they know what they need. We watch them, amused by their antics, and forget that adults are similarly inclined. We use long, clever explanations to justify our dubious choices. It is never quite so easy to see through these pretences. There is something you now very much want. November offers no guarantee that you will get it. You may yet, though, find out why you don’t need it. And that may make you very happy!

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Life is a gift. Each moment, each breath, each thought that passes across our mind, each feeling that wells up in our hearts. Each experience. Each encounter. Each second. A gift. An incredible, amazing, gift. How often do we stop and remember this? We just get on with our lives. But we don’t just get on with appreciating and enjoying. We get on with worrying, arguing, feeling afraid or dealing with responsibility. These are gifts, too. See them as such, in November, and you’ll see their solution.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
We do, for our loved ones, what we might never dream of doing for ourselves. We bravely go beyond barriers that we might otherwise be trapped behind. We fight battles, make calls, challenge authorities and negotiate agreements about which, on our own behalf, we would be much more inclined to shrug our shoulders and accept. November’s instalment in the soap opera of your life, involves a close companion who is now going through a time of great tension. You can help them; they can help you. Everybody can win.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
When TV shows are repeated, we soon complain. ‘Don’t show me this,’ we say. ‘I’ve seen it before.’ What a shame that we’re not so critical about the thought patterns that run over and over again in our minds. We watch the same old movies in our heads. We play out the same old fantasies in our dreams. When, for one reason or another, we find ourselves unable to trundle down these well-worn tracks, we grow disconsolate. Yet the change that November brings is precious. Once you get used to it, you’ll never look back.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Don’t engage in a pointless debate. Indeed, don’t engage in any debate you can avoid, regardless of how much point you can see in making your argument. November suggests the potential to waste valuable time and energy getting caught in a drama that’s best left alone. This is a month in which you have something of a far more constructive nature to do. Be discriminating, restrained and, above all, wise. Only if an idea or an opportunity looks simple, sweet and clear is it worthy of your attention.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
It’s easy to talk; not so easy to listen. It’s easy to be right; not so easy to say the right thing. It’s easy to be afraid; not so easy to overcome a fear and replace it with a profound understanding. By such criteria you have a difficult month in store! You are going to do a lot of listening. A lot of clever, careful talking. A lot of courageous shadow-boxing. You are going to get the better of a habit or an attitude that, for too long, has prevented you from fulfilling your true potential. Challenging issues will arise but all will leave you better off.

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