Life is mostly as you like it this month, with only minor glitches. At least until the 23rd, the date Mercury in Sagittarius, your solar ninth house, turns retrograde. That can affect holiday plans, especially if you have travel scheduled or are expecting visitors. Wherever you are, confirm arrangements with all involved, and if you cook, stick to the old favorites instead of trying something new. With luck and the November 10 Good Moon in Taurus on your side, money matters will be in positive territory. That’s a plus for holiday shopping if you take time now to work on your gift list and establish a budget. If you shop that week, you might even find some great buys for almost everyone on your list. You’ll be at your thriftiest. Play time in early November centers around friends and social events as Mars transits Leo, your solar fifth house, through the 9th. You’ll also be in touch with people at a distance, and can build strong ties with relatives and in-laws, thanks to several planets in Sagittarius. If you need a favor from anyone, ask on the 2nd or 3rd, when people will be more receptive to the idea. Mars moves on to Virgo, your solar sixth house, on the 10th, indicating the start of a fast-paced period at work. Chances are, your extra effort will lead to rewards, possibly as soon as month’s end after Venus enters Capricorn, your solar tenth house, on the 26th. Give it your all that week, but be prepared to go with the flow if project plans or deadlines unexpectedly change. Mid-month could bring some extra cash or an added perk.