It’s Sagittarius season, and the planets are still moving. On Saturday Mercury will move backward from Sagittarius into Scorpio and, on Sunday Venus will move from Libra into Scorpio.
Aries (March 21 - April 19): Don’t bother following the crowd this week. It won’t bring you anywhere worth going. Look inward for direction, whether that means which option to pick on a multiple choice test, which pair of Christmas socks to buy or where to go on a Saturday night.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): As much as familiarity is nice, people are always changing. You’ve already changed during this semester, whether you realize it or not. This week you’ll run into a problem that will help you notice the ways you’ve changed. Maybe you would have reacted one way back in August, but will you do something differently now? Should you?
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Watch out for obsession this week. With your ruling planet in Scorpio, you may find your thoughts becoming cyclical: You keep coming back to worrying about the same assignment or that really awkward thing you said to a stranger. Try to clear your mind, look for a bigger picture and stay around other people who can remind you when you’re boring them with worries about the same thing again.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Don’t let the darkness get to you. Even though it’s dark out by 4:30 p.m., and it seems like you should be in bed with a book or a show, under a blanket with fuzzy socks and a mug of cocoa, doing nothing productive; fight that feeling of lethargy. All the planets may be on the other side of the zodiac, but the moon starts the week in your sign, and it shines best at nighttime.
Leo (July 23 - August 22): This week you’re going to be presented with lots of chances to release your pent-up, antsy energy. Don’t waste time, but with the sun in Sagittarius, your routine will feel worse than a week without showers. Don’t go wild, but when the opportunity presents itself, do what you have to do.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): A good deed is coming your way. Whatever shape it may take, don’t let the favor go unreturned. You wouldn’t receive one if somebody else wasn’t giving one. So give one.
Libra (September 23 - October 22): That feeling when you’re home and things are going right is stable. For now. But it’s like a house built in summer: Fine when it was warm out, but untested in the snow. Only you can make the decisions that will keep your life on track and add the insulation your house needs.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): And hello, Scorpio. The sun may be gone, and it may seem like you’ve been ignored, but Venus and Mercury are both down for a Scorpio mess-around. If you play your cards right, you’ll be a smooth-talkin’ tease. The equally possible alternative is that you choke when it matters most and lose something important.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): When Mercury’s in retrograde, nobody is happy, but at least it’s out of your sign now. You can enjoy the sun, while it lasts. It’s birthday season, it’s the holiday season, it’s finals season, it’s flu season, it’s scarf season. Embrace the extremes. But in a good way, not in a “best of times, worst of times, chop off their heads” way.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Bob Marley’s final words to his son were, “Money can’t buy life.” With Black Friday still haunting our empty checking accounts and the holidays closing in on us, it can be easy to focus on the dollars and cents. This week it’s important to appreciate all the things money can’t help.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Rooting for the underdog always seems like the right answer, or the “good” answer, because on some level we all relate to them. We all want to succeed despite the odds stacked against us. If you feel like your chances of success are low this week, remember we’re all rooting for you.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Should have done that homework over Thanksgiving Break? Don’t worry about it; Mars is in your sign lending you some extra energy, so that plus massive amounts of caffeine have the potential to get you safely to the end of the week. That being said, there’s a thin margin for error.
Alex Houdeshell is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at email@example.com.