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Leo Horoscope: November 2013

Walk on the wild side

Ironically, Leo, the best way to create a more rewarding future for yourself is to dig into the past. Mercury Retrograde burrows into your 4th House of Roots until Nov. 10, challenging you to revisit some emotionally charged issues. Dealing with old patterns of doubt, self-criticism or family dynamics is hard work, but it will cost less and earn you more than ignoring your past.

On Nov. 1, the fourth of seven earthshaking Uranus-Pluto squares sets the stage for seismic shifts that could eventually alter the course of your career. The intense Scorpio New Moon on Nov. 3 is a Solar Eclipse conjunct with serious Saturn in your 4th House of Home and Family Life that leaves little doubt about your priorities. Even though weird Uranus' quincunx to this special lunation might spring some surprises, favorable sextiles from Mars and Pluto provide persistence and power to transform personal pain into professional gain.

Focus on managing ongoing tasks in an organized manner -- rather than charming others on the job -- when valuable Venus enters responsible Capricorn and your 6th House of Employment on Nov. 5.

The Full Moon in stubborn Taurus and your professional 10th House of Career on Nov. 17 highlights places where you're stuck in your work life, yet it might also cool your ambitions if you're in a comfortable situation.

But don't worry about becoming so content that you settle for less, because the Sun's entry into extroverted Sagittarius and your 5th House of Self-Expression on Nov. 21 increases your willingness to take risks. Romantic interests, the pursuit of pleasure and your creative spirit are spiked with optimism and childlike delight that put you in the mood to play.

Keep in Mind this Month

Engage your darkest feelings with logic and reason so you can finally close the door on a difficult chapter of your life.

Key Dates for Leo

Nov. 1-3: Bundle of Nerves

The Sun's erratic quincunx to Uranus triggers anxious feelings on Nov. 1, but it's quickly followed by a sextile to Pluto that helps you regain your sense of equilibrium. Mercury Retrograde's conjunction to the Sun in your domestic 4th House of Home and Family Life reminds you of unfinished family business, yet it's best not to obsess about it if you can't bring any fresh ideas to the situation. On Nov. 3, the Scorpio New Moon Eclipse sextiles dynamic Mars, giving you the energy to develop new skills.


Nov. 14-17: Tipping Point

Venus' tense aspects with unreliable Uranus on November 14 and temperamental Pluto on Nov. 15 shake up your relationships -- especially those at work. Boredom, pushy people and the pressure to perform unfamiliar tasks could unsettle your daily routine. The self-directed Sun's stressful connections with Uranus and Pluto on Nov. 16 and the Taurus Full Moon in your professional 10th House on Nov. 17 could bring you to a boiling point. Exploding or withdrawing in anger is only useful if it awakens new ideas that motivate you to take charge and initiate change instead of letting it lead you.

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