Forecast for Nov. 4-17

By Cortney Litwin / Special to The Malibu Times

An optimistic, innovative energy begins the week as Mercury trines Jupiter on the 4th and Uranus on the 6th. These influences favor travel, communications, agreements, technology and philosophical discussions. Just watch out for a miscommunication when Mercury squares Neptune on the 5th. On the same day, the new moon in Scorpio favors delving into and releasing emotional issues that keep you stuck. It also energizes matters pertaining to loans, business agreements and financial settlements. Next, Neptune turning direct on the 6th can help clarify your direction. Venus transiting through Libra from Nov. 7-28 favors partnership activities and artistic endeavors. Mercury transiting through Sagittarius from Nov. 8-29 accelerates discussions about education or spirituality. Finally, the sun-Jupiter trine on the 15th can help you see the bigger picture of where you’re headed.

If you know your rising sign from your time of birth, read that too.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Intimate encounters are energized by the new moon, but first you may need to release a negative emotion, attitude or habit that hinders your relationship. Expanding your horizons through a class, trip or spiritual activity is also favored.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

The new moon brings a new cycle of energy to shared activities (and issues) with your sweetie and/or business partner. Discussions about moving forward in your relationship or business projects are favored on the 4th, 6th and 16th.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Venus moving through your sector of love and creativity makes romance bloom, while Mercury in Sagittarius favors business agreements and relationship discussions. A romantic getaway may be in the stars, too!

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Creative projects, especially those that enhance your home environment, get a boost after the new moon. Twosome trysts and relationship talks that propel you out of your comfort zone (in a good way!) are energized as well.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

The new moon is all about home and family and may inspire joyful gatherings at your abode. Communication is the focus in the romance arena, where love can be found through an online source or by networking with friends or colleagues.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Promoting your ideas is favored by the new moon, which awakens your inner genius. Opportunities can be found through activities involving education or travel. And Venus in Libra brings a financial opportunity through a social contact, perhaps from the past.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Venus reentering your sign indicates it’s time to heal and resolve the past with someone you love. The new moon energizes your earning power and may bring a financial opportunity. Communicating your goals will accelerate your success.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

The new moon in your sign energizes your desire to embark on a new (or at least improved) personal path. It also makes you a magnet for opportunities, especially if you pay attention to your intuition, which is especially active now.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

As the new moon illuminates your unconscious, you may be inspired to analyze, heal and release any emotional blocks that hinder your progress. Mercury in your sign energizes your self-expression, making it a prime time to share your ideas.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Socializing gets a boost from the new moon, so look for opportunities through friends, group gatherings and community events during the next two weeks. Venus in Libra can also advance your career through networking.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The new moon puts your career in the spotlight, while Venus in Libra can bring a valuable contact from afar. Promoting your projects is favored on the 4th, 6th and 15th. Friends or organizations can be of assistance in helping you attain your goals.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Because the new moon illuminates your inner vision, it’s time to focus on your personal and professional aspirations. The clearer you are about where you’re headed, the easier it will be to manifest the people and situations that are aligned with your destiny.