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Art: Kimberlee Kessler

After last week’s big energy reset, there’s a sense of momentum and drive to put your plans into action this week. Motivation will be on lock, and you’ll likely be out of the gates raring to go – especially the first half of the week (8 – 11 November AEST and 8 – 10 GMT). After the indecisiveness of Mercury retrograde, it feels focussed, determined… and kind of exciting!

But before you get completely absorbed in making last week’s stroke of genius a reality, there could be a few roadblocks. With Saturn in the mix, there’s a sense you may have to go back to the drawing board (peaking around 11 November AEST and 10 November GMT). At best it’s a speed bump, at worst it’s a hard “no”.

The week closes out a little more chill, with inspiration to approach your problem from a different angle coming in hot. Pay attention to off-the-wall solutions that come to you over the weekend; they may not be as crazy as you think.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

With your ruling planet teaming up with Mercury, you’ll have the brain power to go hard in strategic planning early in the week. But before you can pass go and collect $200, those big ideas are going to need a little more work. Don’t get mad, get (even) better plans. Take the setback as constructive feedback and refine, rethink and revise – your end result will be all the better and more profitable for it.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

There’s some tension in the air this week especially surrounding your closest relationships. Even the best-intended “feedback” could easily escalate into a full-blown fall out. Know that it’s the weather for it. If you’re on the receiving end, prickly comments – no matter how ill-advised – may actually not be coming from a malicious place.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

You may be feeling ready to enter the CrossFit Games early this week, but before you double down on the cardio, stop and ask yourself, “do I really need to go this hard?” Overdoing it is a major risk before Thursday. Save your energy for the weekend when some gentler astro weather has you in creative flow.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

Catchups and nights out could be delayed, with even the most determined Cancerians facing a few cosmic speedbumps this week. If your calendar clears out between Monday to Thursday, try not to take cancellations personally. The end of the week looks much more palatable and conducive to hangouts, especially over the weekend.

LEO AND LEO RISING

Sharp words (even if unintended) could hit a raw nerve, especially on the home front the first half of this week. The dust settles by the weekend when a meeting of the minds helps smooth things out. A little bit of collaboration is just the ticket to remind you some things are better when we do them together.

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

You know that feeling when you’re totally engrossed in a book or a show and you look at your phone and realise you’re still reading/watching and it’s nearly 2 on a Tuesday morning? Yep, well that’s the vibe early in the week (between Monday and Thursday). Schedule something romantic over the weekend to help you recover from the intensity of the week.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

Spending or anxiety about cash could feel intense this week as Mars stirs the pot in your financial sector. If your card gets declined or you’re feeling skint, try to see it as a message from the universe to slow down. A few healthy boundaries never hurt anyone, and by the weekend, a lifeline or new perspective will have you feeling more positive.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

You’re on a serious mission this week, and nothing is going to stand in your way… until some annoying thing out of your control does. You could get frustrated, or you could use the setback as a chance to make your plans more precise. Ask your favourite people for advice and flip the script on the situation over the weekend. A fresh perspective could help you get unstuck.

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

Relaxation may be hard to come by this week, with your mind set to overdrive this week. With Mars stirring up your subconscious, winding down at the end of the day could be hard – especially up until Thursday. Have the magnesium oil and chamomile tea close by to help get some shuteye, then plan a weekend at home to recharge your batteries.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

Friends and money are always a delicate dance, but this week it could prove an especially salty combination. If you’re heading out for a group dinner or going in on a gift, make sure you’re extra clear about who is paying what. No one likes a freak-out over the bill.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

Powering through at work will be top of your to-do list this week, with motivation hitting an all-time high. It’s inspiring, but remember you are not a machine! Taking on too much is an occupational hazard for Aquarians this week. Pace yourself or you’ll be completely tapped out before the weekend rolls around.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

If ever there was a week you might spontaneously book an overseas trip, this is it. Whilst faraway shores may be calling your name, reality (read: restrictions) could leave a question mark over your plans. Try to stay flexible and trust that you will get there, just maybe not quite on the schedule you envisaged early in the week.

Delve a little deeper into this week with Emma’s reading here:

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