While it may be hard to make ourselves understood this week, there is a logical explanation. Mercury retrogrades in Capricorn and confounds our communication - our understanding, meaning and interpretation. So avoid the hot air and let your actions speak louder than your words.
(Taylor Swift has Mercury in Capricorn)
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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
If you are brimming with good ideas, try to keep them to yourself this week especially in conversations with the power elite. No sooner said than over done in any career matter. Aries are advised to take some well deserved time off or quietly blend into the corporate wallpaper. There will be time to dazzle the bosses in January when you are cooler than cool.
TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Check and double check any vacation plans. Not only do Taureans go astray (and that may be deliberate...) but they might also lose their luggage, travel companions or itinerary along the way. Nothing here is drastic: It is just annoying. But if you can maintain your sense of adventure you might turn a simple forgettable trip to a lifetime memory. Oh goodie.
GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Pack up and store your animal magnetism for another day, gay Crab. Not only can your best love lines fall flat, you might misjudge a light flirtation and get in over your head. Of course, mishaps can spice up your currently quiet love life. There is nothing like a little jealousy and wrath to make things interesting and passionate. That is, if that is your “thing”.
CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Cancers can accidentally scuttle the ship of state this week. Make sure that anything you discuss with partners is tempered and clearly understood. Compromise may be possible but it is equally possible that the two of you reach and agree to different conclusions. For those Crabs who are on the prowl, promise nothing. It will only get you into trouble later...
LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
You can be forgiven for giving yourself a reprieve from any health or diet change this week. But Leos might find that even their best laid plans lay an egg. So allow yourself to remain buttered and fried rather than scrambled. Enjoy the upcoming holiday festivities and relax a little longer. Plan for a more toned body early next year.
VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Fun may not be all that it is cracked up to be. Invitations get lost in the mail, you could wind up at the wrong place on the wrong night or arrive dressed to the nines for a party where one or two will do. Virgos can also over-extend, over-party and generally over do. This is not a bad thing but it may make you pine for a quiet night or two at home. You get no sympathy from others.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Any major home repair should be deferred until you are absolutely sure that your instructions will be followed and the quality of work will be high and maintained. Not only could things go awry, you may not like the results. Libras might consider simply enjoying what they already have and relax in their current state of being. Ha!
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Even in the best of times, Scorpios have trouble making themselves clearly understood. This is because they are usually ten steps ahead of everyone else. Now your capacity for audacity and overall miscommunication is ramped up and magnified. Don’t tell it like it is now. If you can’t think of something nice to say, file it for later use and just smile.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
In these tenuous economic times, Sagittarians have remained relatively unscathed. However you may find that the next weeks offer a variety of poor fiscal temptations designed to lighten your payload. Stay strong and keep your wallet under lock and key. Avoid splurges and “advice” from “experts”. There will be plenty of time to buy and sell later.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
If you are angling to make the perfect first impression, postpone your debut for about three weeks if possible. Capricorns don’t realize the impact they can make on others now. This is the perfect time to kick back, surround yourself with close compadres and just enjoy. Hang with those who love you for you who are - warts and all. Hide your blemishes next month.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Something that you say could come back and surprise you later on. Will you reveal a closely guarded secret? Or is there someone working behind the scenes who tries (perhaps unsuccessfully) to undo you? Aquarians will have a guardian angel when they need it but try not to tempt fate by purposely trying to unearth deeply buried mysteries. The gossip column can wait.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Pisces find that simple conversations with pals are actually not that simple. Any planned activities do not go as planned. Mishaps, confusions and misinterpretations can scuttle certain tenuous relationships. The secret to your social success for the next three weeks is to take things as they come and go, remain very flexible and maintain a good sense of humor. Uh oh.