Your Weekly Horoscopes: November 22 to 28, 2020
Our energy increases this week as the moon waxes, getting brighter before the revelatory lunar eclipse on the 30th. Something big is about to be revealed, so how do we prepare? How do we make the most of this most unusual Thanksgiving? Messenger Mercury connects with dreamy Neptune on the 23rd, life-changing Pluto on the 27th and future-oriented Jupiter on the 28th. These aspects help us ease into heavy conversations, think outside of the box and see the positive side of any situation. Venus opposes Uranus on the 27th as well, bringing shakeups to our romances and creative projects. If there’s tension in the room, it’s time to clear the air.
Finally on the 28th, Neptune stations direct after being retrograde since late June. Neptune is the planet of dreams, visions and delusions and while retrograde, we were able to see the ugly side of some over-hyped fantasies. As Neptune stations direct, both our illusions and what’s ready to be dissolved come to the forefront. Maybe that toxic relationship, that dead-end job or that frustratingly difficult Pilates class really is making us seasick. It’s time to acknowledge what’s no longer worth looking at through rose-colored glasses.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)
Ongoing difficulties you’ve been having at home and with your partner seem to miraculously smooth over this week as hazy Neptune stations direct on the 28th. A conversation you were avoiding—like discussing moving in with your girlfriend or negotiating bills with your roommate—seems to have solved itself and drifted away. But are things too good to be true? Was avoiding conflict really the answer? Keep focused on the bigger picture of improving your life from the ground up. You deserve every comfort that you desire.
This week’s mantra: What goes under the rug doesn’t always stay under the rug.
This week, you’re again reminded of how awesome your friends really are. After having to cancel on your Thanksgiving plans with your family for the first time ever, a dear friend really shows up and turns the 26th and 27th into an unforgettable—and safe—holiday. Of course, none of it would be possible without your visionary leadership skills—aka that spreadsheet notating all the ingredients and cook times for every side dish! Don’t take this moment for granted. Let yourself get caught up in the dreamy feeling of creating your ideal world.
This week’s mantra: Don’t forget to appreciate what you have.
All eyes are on you this week, Aquarius. Whether you’re planning a virtual conference at work, training a new colleague or hosting a tiny and COVID-safe Thanksgiving, there’s a lot of pressure on you to lead the way. You prefer to consult from a distance, but now’s the time for you to be a part of the action. On the 27th especially, you may find yourself rearranging things at home to accommodate the vibe or even just better lighting for the family dinner over Zoom. Sometimes responsibility is simply about sacrifice and being flexible.
This week’s mantra: Flexibility is not chaos.
With hazy Neptune stationing direct in your sign on the 28th, you might be feeling extra sensitive to everyone else’s projection of who you are. It’s hard to be the sweet, idealized version of yourself at all times just to make others feel more relaxed about their own lives. If you’re feeling emotionally and physically spent, take this as a cue to rest, stay off Instagram and only reply to urgent texts. You’re only going to figure out what you truly want when you allow yourself to focus on your own dreams.
This week’s mantra: Growth requires groundedness.
What does it really mean for you to have a healthy routine? What would make you excited about waking up in the morning? Is your Peloton collecting dust? For you, this week is about owning up to your bad habits and making a commitment to healthier choices. On the 28th, sit with the truth that the success and growth you want for your career can only come when you get what’s really bothering you off your chest. Speak up and say your piece. There’s no room for those skeletons in the closet.
This week’s mantra: A healthy routine never wastes your time.
You’re as loyal as they come, dear Taurus. If you know anything about yourself, it’s that! But as your ruling planet Venus opposes shocking Uranus on the 27th, you find the courage to do what’s best for you and break off a toxic bond once and for all. Whether that’s blocking the phone number of an annoying ex-hookup or cancelling on family Thanksgiving and spending the day with your small pod, the pain of letting go is worth it. You know what you need in a support system so don’t accept anything less.
This week’s mantra: Navigate toward clearer skies.
Despite your best efforts to stay chill and take things as they come, an overwhelming situation at work takes up all of your energy this week—yes, even through the holiday weekend. Though you’re usually good about shutting your laptop at 6 p.m. and pouring yourself a drink, the problems that arise—especially on the 28th as Neptune stations direct—cannot be avoided. Don’t be shy about reaching out to a more grounded coworker to get a different perspective. Maybe your intern deleted all those important files for a reason? Try to laugh.
This week’s mantra: You’re prepared for this.
Whether you’re on a roll with an artistic project, diving headfirst into a romance or killing the quarantine stay-at-home parent game, you’re feeling generative this week. And on the 28th, an unexpected pep talk from a friend or coworker pushes you to commit even harder to what you’re making. Even if you’re spending Thanksgiving alone or with only immediate family, put this creative energy to good use in the kitchen with a modern spin on grandma’s classic apple pie or going all out with a deep-fried turkey. Let your inspiration radiate (and taste delicious!).
This week’s mantra: Creativity is never a waste.
Though you’ve already cancelled travel plans and sent out the agenda for a lowkey Thanksgiving with the select few, this ends up being an even more unusual holiday celebration than you expected. On the 27th, work drama comes out of left field and keeps you glued to your laptop while you’re simultaneously trying to bake the world’s most beautiful cobbler. It’s been difficult for you to do so much internal work these last few months away from the spotlight. Remember that someone is always appreciative of your unique contributions at work and at play.
This week’s mantra: Lean into the unexpected.
Despite keeping your holiday plans relatively chill this year, you still feel like you’re running around like a chicken with its head cut off, attempting to cater to everyone’s needs. Your daughter has suddenly started a vegan diet and your boyfriend is desperate for a specific brand of canned cranberry that’s apparently only available at his parents’ local grocery store in rural Iowa. On the 28th, you’re exhausted yet tempted to do even more work for everyone else. Relax instead. It’s no longer a pleasure to constantly play the hero.
This week’s mantra: When you can, let someone else drive.
If you want to level up in any way, you need to get on top of your routines. You want to take a break—especially for the holiday weekend—and just vegetate. It’s not that you don’t deserve rest, you do! But you’re indulging for the moment rather than gathering supplies for the long winter ahead. Some surprising financial news comes on the 27th and whether your account has more or less cash than you expected, it’s time to get serious and budget for those future plans.
This week’s mantra: Saving is caring for the you of the future.
If you’ve been feeling a general lack of creativity, you’re pleasantly surprised on the 23rd when a wave of inspiration has you sitting down to journal, draw or write some romantic poetry. Your muse has finally arrived! This imaginative streak keeps you positive throughout the holiday weekend, even if you’re dealing with a stressful remote family dinner over Zoom. Then on the 27th, you’re shocked again by a romantic gesture from your partner or a sweet holiday bonus from your favorite client. You don’t have to do all of the work in your relationships.
This week’s mantra: Follow the creativity.