Forecast for Nov. 5-18

The cosmic boot may be headed your way. Beginning this month, the square between Saturn and Pluto can shake the foundation you’re standing on if that foundation doesn’t support your highest destiny. It’s time to evaluate your need for security and say good bye to anything or anyone who stymies your growth. This influence is most powerful from November 2009 through February 2010, and again in August 2010. You’ll be most affected if you have planets (or other key points in your chart) in an early degree of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn.

In the meantime, the sun-Mercury conjunction in Scorpio on the 5th heats up flirtatiousness, while Venus transiting through Scorpio from the 7th to the 30th intensifies sexy trysts. A series of idealistic influences involving the sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Neptune from the 8th-15th favor spiritual or philanthropic activities but can cloud your judgment in practical matters. Fortunately, a blast of reasoning power from Uranus on the 11th and 14th helps with clarity. And Mercury transiting through Sagittarius from Nov. 15th to Dec. 4 favors education, networking from afar and discussions about the future.

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

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Rams will experience some shifts in their primary relationship and career during the Saturn-Pluto square. It’s time to deal with longstanding issues and evaluate where you’re headed, both personally and professionally.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

The long-term Saturn-Pluto square challenges you to revamp your health regimen and examine your goals for the future. You may also get the urge to expand your education and explore different spiritual avenues.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Commitment and responsibility in romance and paying down debt will be the focus of the Saturn-Pluto square over the long-haul. You may also get the opportunity to realize some substantial creative accomplishments.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Between now and next August, Saturn will challenge and clarify situations within your home life, while Pluto prompts a cleansing of issues with your significant other. If you’re solo, your partnership ideals will undergo some changes.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Your ideas gain depth and focus during the long-term Saturn-Pluto square, but expressing yourself may be difficult at first. It’s also time to revaluate your diet and exercise regimen and work routine.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Redirecting your financial resources into avenues that you can build upon will help you manifest prosperity during the long-term Saturn-Pluto influence. Your love life and creativity will also get an overhaul—and be empowered as a result.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

The long-term Saturn-Pluto square will challenge and strengthen your personal desires and goals, but not without causing some family conflicts. Compromise can bring a resolution, if you don’t lose your sense of purpose.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Your words have power during the long-term Saturn-Pluto square, but not without some struggles to communicate your ideas. It’s also time to face down your inner demons so you can express—and share your true self.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Your values, moneymaking ability and spending habits will undergo an overhaul during the long-term Saturn-Pluto square. This change may create a conflict with a friend or group, so think carefully before loaning or giving away money.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The urge for a complete change of direction, in your career and/or personal life, may overtake you during the long-term Saturn-Pluto square. Your sense of purpose in the world will be strengthened as a result.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The long-term Saturn-Pluto square says it’s time to explore your inner life and resolve the past, including forgiving those who have wronged you, so you can experience a renewed spiritual purpose.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Your friendships and/or sexual relationships will be tested by the long-term Saturn-Pluto square. Be sure your personal and professional partners support your values and goals. Take some time for inner healing.