Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 | Last Update : 10:50 AM IST

Weekly Horoscope

Oscar Cainer

Sometimes it seems as if Saturn is viewed as the cosmic big bad wolf. But life on planet Earth is more than just a fairytale, and this image is unfair. Even though there is something rather huffy and puffy about it, all modern wildlife managers understand that wolves are an essential part of many thriving ecosystems. After Mercury conjuncts Saturn this week, Venus moves into the same sector of the sky, and Mars opposes Uranus. That doesn’t represent a fairytale existence, but it does hint at a happy ending to your week.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)

The philosopher, Socrates, believed that the only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing. Meanwhile, Aristotle believed that the mark of an educated mind is to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. For J.R.R. Tolkien, wisdom was having the sense not to laugh at dragons! So, it seems that there’s no single definition. As Mercury conjuncts Saturn, Venus changes signs, and your ruler opposes Uranus, being more rational than rash will ensure that your actions have the right impact this week. In your love life: Remember your strengths. You needn’t be proud but you do deserve to be confident as you consider a key decision.
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Taurus (Apr 21 - May 20)

You’re feeling pushed about, corralled and cajoled into actions that you’re not certain you want to commit yourself to. What did you do to deserve this? Nothing, that’s what! But, could you be allowing yourself to cave in to pressures that you really should resist? If you need to reassert control this week, start communicating with some more authority. You don’t need to shout, stage a revolution or a coup. By simply asserting your right to your own opinions, you’ll experience a valuable change in your position in the world. In your love life: Opportunity does not always knock. Sometimes, it just marches in. There is a chance to gain the love you seek.
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Gemini (May 21 - Jun 21)

Although the last straw broke the camel’s back, it wasn’t the primary source of its anguish. Up until that point, the dromedary had been struggling under an enormous, resolve sapping, energy-consuming weight. It will come as no surprise to hear that the load you’ve been carrying has worn you down. As your ruler and Saturn conjunct this week, you have a choice. Rather than allow the final straw to be forced upon you, you can choose to put something down. If you seek assistance with your load, liberation awaits. In your love life: Stop wasting energy on a problem that belongs to the past. You have so much more to do with your precious time.
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Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 22)

As Mercury and Saturn converge in the part of the sky that governs your routines and habits, they urge you to think about how you can be more economical with your energy expenditure. An opportunity is in the offing; it’s a chance to make a significant change that will not only make a difference to how you enjoy life, it will reinvigorate the prospect of achieving a dream you’ve been forced to put on hold. But, rather than put you under more pressure, this is a reminder that you’re only human. It’s important too, to put your feet up. In your love life: There’s a point you are keen to communicate. Now is the time, but you will have to be subtle and sensitive.
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Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 23)

We like to categorise people... oh, she’s a scientific whizz-kid, he’s so creative… we tend to work with a binary system that creates the belief that people have either the capacity to be imaginative, or an aptitude for invention. But that’s too simplistic. The most innovative and carefully constructed work of creative fiction in your life is the belief that your abilities are somehow limited. You may have to work at something a little more than you’re accustomed to, but this week, be in no doubt that the sky is the limit. In your love life: A situation has become complicated. There is too much emotion involved. Try thinking less about what you feel.
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Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)

As the conjunction of Mercury and Saturn highlights your critical faculties, the most important thing you can do this week is to be kind to yourself. If you feel restricted by past decisions, remember that the challenges you face are not the result of any mistakes. They’re a necessary part of the process towards progress. You’re conscientious. You’ve worked hard. The final climb to the top is always challenging. But you have the determination to get to the summit. As your ruler slows to standstill, you can adapt and make the final move. In your love life: Are you caught up in a cycle of repetition? It may be time to experiment with something different. Summon courage.
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Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)

You’re not your national security number, your Twitter account, or even your job title. You’re so much more than the data that indicates your individuality. This information might be all that so-called ‘identity thieves’ require, but does it tell anyone who you really are? More importantly, no one has the power to steal that. So, whatever you do this week, don’t let someone else’s ideas define you. You’re free to choose what you want to do, and how you want to act. Just be who you are — and that’s wonderful! In your love life: When things are looking good, does a new problem creep into your life? This ‘difficulty’ is a distraction you can ignore.
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Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)

Diamonds form under incredible pressure and heat, over millions of years, deep in the Earth’s mantle. At the end of that long process, the result is renowned for its strength, purity, and beauty. It’s bestowed with incredible value too. Psychological pressure also has a way of crystallising things that aren’t concrete, and clarifying things that are unclear. Your resources may be feeling squeezed. But as Mercury and Saturn converge this week, you'll define what's necessary for your own happiness and wellbeing. In your love life: Someone is trying to tell you something that you are not ready to hear. Tell them to wait. Relax.
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Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)

If you were to ponder the meaning of the word ‘concentrate’, you might think about a gathering of forces. But the word would have a different connotation for manufacturers of fruit juices. For them, it suggests extracting and rejecting unwanted material to create purity. Saturn, the epitome of economy, is in your sign for a little while longer. As it converges with Mercury, it pulls an exciting situation into focus and concentration. As Venus enters your sign, kindness as well as clarity, can bring about a simple, yet powerful change. In your love life: You will soon discover magic in a situation you had been inclined to dismiss; a deep, meaningful connection is coming.
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Capricon (Dec 22 - Jan 21)

In Greek mythology, Atlas was condemned to hold up the sky as a punishment for his rebellion. The only way he could be freed from his task was if another person willingly took his place. So far, according to most versions, no one’s volunteered for the job. At least part of the burden you’re currently shouldering isn’t yours to carry. It’s not that you’re incapable of bearing it, but do you really need to? This week, you can let go of an onerous responsibility. You’ll be surprised how many people are willing to help if you simply ask. In your love life: Celestial influences speak of a journey, a process of transition, that you are undergoing. Don't feel too hemmed in.
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Aquarius (Jan 22 - Feb 19)

I recently saw a time-lapse video of someone building an igloo. It was incredible! Within two minutes it went from a glimmer in the eye to a fully fledged, self-supporting ice house! But, of course, what appeared to be a brief, fun-filled endeavour, took hours of slaving in freezing conditions. The progress you hoped to make has not come about as quickly as you hoped or expected. But that doesn’t mean that you’re about to be left out in the cold. Give yourself time to tackle the problems you face. It’s a marathon — not a sprint. In your love life: Conventional wisdom is not always so wise. Don’t base your most important choices on some unchallenged norm.
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Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)

I love animals, that’s why I like to kill ’em!’ shouted the late great Graham Chapman, in Monty Python’s Mosquito Hunter sketch. In this well-known farce, the two exaggerated bushmen caricatures attack their tiny insect prey with machine guns and bazookas. We can all laugh at the idea, but, where are you taking a scattergun approach when what’s needed is a laser-like focus? As Mercury and Saturn converge, you’re being given a high powered ’scope. For the kind of trophy you’re hunting, it’s just the change you need. In your love life: If you express your emotional needs reasonably now, you can expect to be offered several helping hands.
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