November 2011 Libra Career Horoscope

Hunkering down

Keeping your eye on the bottom line can make a major difference in your work life this month. This isn't just about watching the money (or looking harder for it), but also getting the most out of the resources you have. Fully exploiting your talents may require more effort and, perhaps, leave you a little less time to be sociable. But it's doubtful that your charm will fade even if you're hunkering down to elevate your productivity.

The communicative part of your personality is boosted on Nov. 2 when verbal Mercury and your pleasing ruling planet Venus enter audacious Sagittarius. These transits land in your 3rd House of Information Sharing, which can put more passion in your speech and make you a more enthusiastic salesperson. A word of caution, though, is that Mercury will begin slowing down mid-month before stopping and turning retrograde on Nov. 24. This begins a three-week backward period when more careful attention to details will be necessary. If you're overly expansive in your ideas and promises before then, you're more likely to run into snags during Mercury's reversal period.

Additionally, two events on Nov. 10 point to the importance of handling what's already on your plate before piling more on it. The Full Moon in earthy Taurus is in your 6th House of Employment. The downside could be boredom on the job, but the positive is becoming more solid and reliable in your work. Active Mars enters precise Virgo and your 12th House of Shadows on the same day, which might challenge you to put in more effort with getting immediate attention for it. Still, working behind the scenes to enhance your skills and strengthen alliances can pay off in the long run.