Look forward to a mostly easygoing month heading into the hectic holiday season. But all will not go quite as smoothly as it could because Mercury turns retrograde in your sign on the 23rd. Whatever your plans for the next three weeks, be sure to confirm places, dates, and times so you don’t miss an appointment or outing with friends. The November 25 Moon in Sagittarius signals the symbolic start of your solar year. This is the time when you should set goals for the next twelve months. But with Mercury retrograde, it’s a better time to think and plan than to make personal decisions. Be prepared to finalize your new direction for the year ahead soon after Mercury turns direct on December 13. You’ll be among the most popular on the social scene, thanks to Venus in your sign from the 2nd to the 25th. People will be drawn to you, sensing the special aura that surrounds you, and you’ll be able to charm your way into the hearts and minds of almost anyone you encounter. Do remember, though, that with Mercury retrograde later this month, misunderstandings can easily occur. Take time to explain yourself if you sense confusion. Mars enters Virgo, your solar tenth house of career, on the 10th to complement the Moon on the same date in Taurus, your solar sixth house of daily work. This dual influence has much potential to elevate your status and possibly your position and bank account near the 16th. Just be cautious about promising more than you can deliver in the designated time because high enthusiasm and optimism can get the best of you.