Anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). (Source:Wikimedia Commons)

Anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). (Source:Wikimedia Commons)

Hello, everyone.

Guess what?  This is a very light week indeed, with only two major planetary events.  And with the waxing Moon, now is the time to move ahead on your plans knowing there are no obstacles to block your progress this week…at least not from the planets!

Of course it’s important to note that if you personally are in the midst of challenging times, as shown by the current transits of the planets compared to your natal chart, then you will experience the ongoing effects of these transits.  However, you can expect relatively less interference from others this week, perhaps a reprieve and a little space to breathe.  That’s good, right?

On Monday Mercury leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius.  This may feel like a good thing; Scorpio can be a challenging sign for Mercury as communications can carry hidden agendas and we tend to perceive others as covertly looking for power or some kind of edge over us.

Sagittarius is much more uplifting and sunny; trust and optimism return to our own thought patterns and to our interactions with others.  But Sagittarius isn’t particularly good for Mercury either.  When Mercury is in Sagittarius we only see the forest, but we can’t see the trees.  So check and double-check anything that needs careful analysis before jumping to conclusions.

At the end of the week Mars and Saturn form a harmonious aspect.  This should show up as opportunities to expand the range or scope of your business with good advice from a trusted mentor.  This aspect is a marker of harnessed energy and progress in business and practical matters.  And if you experience an unexpected delay, this will turn out fortunately in the long run.

And that’s it!  Enjoy this tranquil week and certainly let me know how it goes.

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For an overview of the month, see the Astro4Business Month Ahead – November 2010

For more info on the business descriptions of the planets mentioned this week, see

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