Venus, planet of love and harmony, has been in low-power retrograde (backward) motion since October 7. Venus has been traveling through intense Scorpio, but today it backs into Libra, the sign of partnerships and equality. This heightens our sense of what’s unfair or imbalanced in our closest relationships. Venus is retrograde until November 18, so for the next 10 days we may need to renegotiate the terms of our agreements, both personal and professional.
Do certain numbers seem to … follow you? Ten years ago, we started seeing an unusual recurrence of the numbers 111 and 1111 — in addresses, on license plates and, most of all, on digital clocks. It happened right as we began publishing our first astrology columns, and we wondered if there was a numerological significance.
Life has been a bit harsh this month, thanks to several retrograde (backward) planets, including social butterfly Venus and optimistic Jupiter. Even if you haven't been feeling a bit bleak, blah or uninspired, surely some folks in your inner circle have. That all ends on November 18, but in the meantime, this weekend's planets provide a little relief.
Who will rock the vote on Tuesday, November 2? With unpredictable Uranus shifting between Pisces (ruler of the underground and the underdog) and Aries (linked to Mars, the god of anger and war), expect a wild ride to the 2012 presidential elections.
This weekend, the Sun moves from lighthearted Libra into
intense Scorpio, shifting the energy to a more intimate, reflective vibe.
Scorpio energy helps us transition from fall into winter. Over the next month,
we’ll all hunker down into hibernation mode, preparing for the holidays and
wrapping up the unfinished detail work of 2010.
Will Gretchen Jones glam up her granola gear? Will Andy South’s headdresses cause his pleating prowess to flop? Can Mondo Guerra tame his polka-dot circus like a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week ringmaster?
We’re breathlessly anticipating this week’s “Project Runway” finale, especially as rumors swirl that judges really struggled to pick a winner.
Sometimes you’ve got to step back and see the big picture instead of sweating the small stuff. That time is now. Ambitious Mars, the fiery red planet that stokes our motivation, has been in Scorpio since September 14 — causing us to hyper-focus on the finer points. Today, Mars moves into worldly Sagittarius until December 7, changing our microscopic focus to a wide-angle setting.
Mysterious Scorpio rules our shadowy impulses, secrets and the parts of our psyches that remain hidden. This week, the Sun and Mercury (planet of communication) both moved into Scorpio, joining love planet Venus, which is in low-power retrograde mode. Translation: more tabloids dotted with breakups, cheating, surprise announcements and shocking tales of “celebs gone wild.”
Unleash your inner exhibitionist on the early side. This Halloween, your enchanted stagecoach may just turn into a pumpkin before midnight! A feisty Leo moon kicks off Halloween weekend, inciting wild celebrations from Friday evening until Sunday 8:51 pm PST/11:51 pm EST. Parties scheduled for Friday and Saturday will last into the wee hours, while Sunday soirees may wrap early—and not just because Monday’s a school/work day.
Halloween is right around the corner! If you've got a pint-size trick-or-treater at home, the stars can be a great guide for kiddie costumes. Here are a few last-minute ideas for star-worthy costumes for your little ones! Then be sure to check out adult Halloween costume ideas for your sign.