Time to give thanks for the Sagittariuses in your life. Er, well, maybe not considering there’s a whole lot of action in that sign that could really mess things up for you. The Sun moves into Sagittarius this week. Oh yeah, and Mercury is in retrograde in Sagittarius. There’s no chance in hell your Thanksgiving travel plans get carried out smoothly. Here are your weekly horoscopes for November 19-23:
The Sun moving into Sagittarius inspires you to take on some studious qualities. You’ll be inspired to learn, expand your horizons—heck, maybe you’ll even pick up a book over Thanksgiving break. Better start downloading now—Mercury in retrograde affects your travel houses the most, so you’ll probably have a lot of downtime to catch up on audio books and the podcasts you’ve been missing out on while you wait in traffic, on the train, or in the airport.
During the next four weeks, while the Sun is in Sagittarius, your desire to really get your hands dirty will increase. As, like, a super tactile sign, you’ll want to feel your way through the world. Take a pottery class or get a hobby that requires more than a password and a subscription. Even if your hobby this week is just eating, maybe you can find a new way to use a knife and fork or something.
All the signs camped out in Sagittarius are sitting directly opposite your sign. Even though Mercury is in retrograde there too, it’s really not as bad as you think. Just remember that it’s best not to go at it alone. Rely on your friends and family for support and advice. Start building good karma. Like, you don’t need to be so stingy with your Instagram likes. Toss out a few for somebody’s baby or family or generic Thanksgiving post and you’ll save up some karma when your next post is doing just OK on the ‘Gram.
In the next four weeks, you’ll be more motivated to get organized throughout all aspects of your life. You might even consider getting a planner for the new year. Sure, you might forget it exists by Valentine’s Day, but for a little while you have the potential to not forget appointments and assignments. Better yet, just make it a goal to get better at checking the calendar in your iPhone. Easy enough, right?
Sure, Mercury in retrograde could cause a few hiccups for you, but you’re taking everything in stride. This is actually not a bad time for you at all. You’re investing in fun, romance, hookups, spontaneity and basically all those good traits that make a Leo a Leo. You know? Since you have all this goodness around you, feel free to share the wealth. Be the first to buy a round or pay for the appetizer. People will be jealous your life is going better than theirs. Better buy them off while you have the chance.
Home and family are your focus this week. Like, no kidding it is Thanksgiving after all. But really, you’ll probably feel more like nesting, hanging out with people you actually care about, and keeping things private. It’s fine to duck out of the spotlight for a bit. I mean, we all know social media posts during the holidays get less likes because people are too busy with their own stuff to care about your life. So lay low and screenshot and scroll like the low-key troll you are.
Things become more meaningful for you as the Sun moves into Sagittarius. You’re at risk of catching feelings in a relationship you originally thought was pretty casual. Since your personal tempo is picking up, you might be too busy to even realize it’s happening. Then, all of a sudden, you’re browsing wedding dresses on Pinterest and all your suggested posts on Instagram are of engagement rings. Better keep your guard up.
The next four weeks will have you focusing on the practical. That’s not super exciting, but you can thank the planets camping out in Sagittarius, a very practical sign, for that. Don’t be surprised if, when your grandma slips you some cash during Thanksgiving, your first thought is to pay off some credit card debt or put it in savings. Gross! Who even are you these days?!
Happy Birthday, betch! The Sun plus your ruler Jupiter and Mercury retrograde are all in your sign. The Sun is your source of energy, giving you a chance to rest and recuperate for the rest of the year. You would do well to ask for gift certificates to a spa as a birthday gift. Looking your best will come in handy as you need to make a good impression on others. Watch yourself, though. Even though you are number one this month, being too self-centered will not serve you well during a time of Mercury retrograde.
Your personal year is coming to an end as the Sun is hiding in your chart. This is a great time to lay low and focus on yourself. It’s actually perfect timing because you can use that as an excuse to not run errands with your mom while you’re home for Thanksgiving. Risk running into an ex or people you went to high school with while Mercury is in retrograde? Um, yeah, I don’t think so.
You’re the most social of all the signs. In the next four weeks, you’ll being using that trait like no other. You’ll have opportunities to schmooze and network. With Mercury in retrograde, it’s likely you’ll come face to face with somebody that you used to know. It might not be an ex, but it certainly could be. Better start that bone broth diet ASAP after Thanksgiving so you’re always looking your best.
The grouping of planets in Sagittarius takes place at the top of your chart. This draws your focus to your career and place in society. It’s best to set a goal to raise your personal profile during the next four weeks. With the Sun at the top of your chart, you’ll be in the spotlight for people of power and position. Use this flattering light to earn favor with bosses, professors and the VIPs who could help you get what you want. Start working now. You only have so many years to get a 30 under 30 award.
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The good news is that this is the last time Mercury will retrograde this year. The bad news is that this could really mess up your Thanksgiving travel plans. It’s too early to know if you’ll miss your flight, making you late to your awkwardly early dinner with people you’re forced to make small talk with once a year. But we do know that this weekend, you can expect more SNAFUs when it comes to travel, communication, and technology. So when you aren’t getting your regular number of matches on Hinge this week, let’s just blame Mercury. Here are your weekend horoscopes for November 16-18:
Venus has concluded her retrograde just in time for Mercury to enter his. Like, literally, WTF? At least they’re not happening at the same time. Venus in retrograde threw a wrench into your love and personal life. This weekend, your goal should be to make amends with anyone close to you that you’re on the outs with. Seriously. You’ll need all the friends, favors, and allies you can get as Mercury retrograde ramps up.
As Mercury starts spinning backward this weekend, you can find yourself in a tailspin too. Mercury is a planet of communication, so you’ll probably see more pictures of your ex and his new girlfriend throughout your feed. It’s best for your mental health if you unlike, unfollow, or just totally block that sh*t. If you want to be the bigger person who is above the petty unfollow, use the mute feature on Instagram. Cause seriously, what else was it made for?
Here’s the deal, Venus retrograde made your love life kind of awkward. It’s time to refocus on the romance, even if that’s just about getting down with yourself. You’ll have less mental blocks, so you can relax and just enjoy. Bow Chicka Wah Wah. Anyway, this weekend, if you’re in a relationship, plan a date for you and your significant other. Pour some wine, put on your sexiest playlist, and start connecting again. Mercury retrograde is going to hit you hard soon enough, so you might as well go into it with a bang. Pun intended.
Mercury enters retrograde in Sagittarius and stays there until December 6. This is not what you want to hear around the holidays, but the best way to survive this retrograde is to maintain healthy routines. Sure, you can eat whatever the f*ck you want on Thanksgiving, but it’s best you get back on your gym and healthy eating grind ASAP. Staying healthy and on track will hopefully stave off the possibility that you’ll get a cold or the flu, which will really knock you on your ass this time around.
Okay, so we know Mercury in retrograde will have an effect on your travel plans, communication, and technology—hello dropping your phone in the bathtub! But unfortunately, this time it will also put a backspin in your fifth house of drama, image, and romance. Let’s just say, it’s about to go down in your Instagram comments or Twitter replies. You might as well start thinking of some fire clapbacks now, because you can count on some B.S. happening between now and December 6.
Even though Mercury is entering its retrograde, it’s fine to splurge on yourself a little bit this weekend. Venus just finished its retrograde, making relationships and friendships difficult. You deserve to reward yourself with a little purchase, spa treatment, or something else up that alley. That is unless you are going to make yourself feel guilty AF for spending the money on yourself when you should be saving for holiday presents or some sh*t. IDK, just do what feels right, especially if that’s purchasing something cashmere and unnecessary.
As a sensitive sign, Venus retrograde had a strong effect on your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth. Basically, if anyone said anything to you, it probably made you feel bad about yourself. Now that things are clearing up, it’s time to be a little bit kinder to yourself so you can get back on track. Also, your co-workers won’t have to live in fear that sending you an email asking you to make edits to a project will make you spiral into a fit of tears. Yikes. Everyone can rest a little more easily around you this weekend since your feelings won’t get so bruised.
Your love life has basically been on hold since Venus was in retrograde. So for, like, ever. Now that it’s back in a normal rotation, you can start thinking about picking things back up. Whether you’re firing up a dating app, texting your back-burner bro, or just wearing less and goin’ out more, take things slow. Slow and steady wins the race, especially if you’re looking for someone who will last until the end of cuffing season and then some.
Woah, betch. With Mercury in retrograde this time around, it’s a requirement that you stay on your best behavior. Even the whitest of lies could come back to haunt your ass. It’s probably good if you just avoid anyone or anything you would have to lie to or about. I mean, that’s probably going to be hard since you’re already coming up with a lie to tell your aunt at Thanksgiving about what you’re doing with your life.
Resolve to be clear with your communication from now until Mercury is out of retrograde on December 6. This means that even though it’s tempting to beat around the bush and be coy with your texting convos, just say no. There’s too much room for miscommunication right now. Next thing you know, your bestie won’t be talking to you because she thinks you called her fat, your crush thinks you’ve moved on, and your mom is writing you out of the will. Maybe just avoid texting as much as possible. Yes, you might have to pick up the phone and talk this weekend. EW.
You’ve been doing some soul-searching when it comes to your major goals in life. Venus retrograde probably had a hand in that. Now that Venus has straightened her sh*t out, you can refocus on what you want to accomplish during the next year. Don’t let the fact that Mercury is in retrograde freak you out. You don’t need to—and probably shouldn’t—act on anything you come up with over the weekend. Just think about it a little, preferably between drinks.
Great news for you when it comes to networking this weekend! If you get a chance to rub shoulders with people who actually matter, you’ll be blessed with decent communication skills and salesmanship abilities thanks to the fact that Venus is out of retrograde. Make your intentions clear, though. Mercury retrograde starting this weekend and continuing until December 6 could have others misinterpreting what you want. Handshakes instead of hugs should set the record straight in a deal-making environment. Or so you hope, right?
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