Forecast for Nov. 18-Dec. 1

By Cortney Litwin / Special to The Malibu Times

The big news this week is Venus and Jupiter turning direct on the 18th. Venus will help relationship plans move forward, while Jupiter can accelerate your personal or professional growth. Also on the 18th, the sun connecting with Neptune and Jupiter inspires optimism but can cause you to overlook the facts. Then brainpower and communications are energized by a series of intense Mercury influences from the 20th-27th. Next, it’s all about getting physical during the full moon in earthy Taurus on the 21st. The sun entering Sagittarius on the next day favors activities involving learning, travel, culture or spirituality. In the romance arena, relationships can get complicated, passionate or transformed after Venus transits into Scorpio on the 29th for about eight weeks. On the same day, the Mars-Jupiter square can prompt some daring or risky behavior. Finally, Mercury entering Capricorn on the 30th favors discussions about all things practical.

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

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Your heightened intuition says it’s time to envision your long-term material, spiritual and personal goals. Venus in Scorpio energizes intimate connections, while illuminating any feelings or attitudes you need to release to improve your love life.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

The full moon in your sign energizes your personal desires and makes you a magnet for opportunities. Venus in your partnership sector favors shared activities with your sweetie or close friends. A business partnership may come your way as well.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Discussions, activities and agreements with your mate or business partner take center stage. Moving forward may entail a change. Venus brings work opportunities through networking and may bring romance through work as well.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Venus transiting through your romance sector is all about having fun and expressing what’s in your heart. Creative projects get a boost as well. In the work arena, an innovative or unusual idea brings an opportunity for growth.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Communications and romance are linked now, so an online flirtation or networking with friends or colleagues may bring a romantic interlude. Also, an idea for a creative project may come to you, or you’ll need to make a change to an existing project.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The full moon illuminates your future path and brings a psychic hunch that guides your direction. Family discussions are energized, while Venus favors networking, promoting your ideas, sharing your feelings and travel for pleasure.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Venus brings a social element to your financial sector, so look for a moneymaking opportunity through networking or a partnership. Sagittarius influences and energizes your ideas and discussions, which may prompt an attitude adjustment or shift in direction.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Venus in your sign accelerates socializing, which brings a personal or professional opportunity. Your style and artistry are also in the limelight. And the full moon energizes shared activities with your significant other or business partner.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

A bombardment of Mercury influences in your sign intensifies discussions and may inspire a brilliant idea. Communications can be frustrating but also enlightening. In the meantime, Venus illuminates past relationships (and issues).

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Venus brings fun and opportunities through networking with friends, groups and organizations. The full moon energizes romantic encounters and creative projects. And Sagittarius influences bring insights about the past.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Family activities and home projects are emphasized during the full moon, while Venus brings a career opportunity through a friend or professional contact. Socializing and group activities are also energized now.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Networking to promote your ideas will advance your career, but you may need to tread an unconventional path to succeed. Venus can widen your horizons through a contact from afar, education opportunity or spiritual group.