Mercury turns retrograde in Sagittarius, your solar fourth house, on the 23rd, so be sure to periodically check appliances and other mechanical devices around your home. Call an expert rather than frustrate yourself with repairs and possibly add to the expense. Make this a regular routine during the following three weeks, and remind yourself to turn off holiday lights before you leave home. Mars dashes into your sign on the 10th to lend you its high energy, incentive, and initiative. That’s an asset during this fast-paced time of year, but it also can be a detriment. Slow down when working with tools or in the kitchen. Haste can trigger a mishap, limiting all the potential benefits of this red planet. Family relationships are a bright spot this month as long as you take a few precautions to prevent misunderstandings when Mercury is retrograde. Choose your words with care. Family time also benefits from Venus in your solar fourth house from the 2nd to the 25 th. That’s ideal for entertaining friends or inviting a group to join you and yours for a holiday dinner. The energy peaks at the November 25 Moon in Sagittarius. Expect your work life to proceed as usual this month, aside from some confusion near the 1st and 20th, when communication will be puzzling. It will be tough to get a straight answer from anyone, making it a wise idea to get instructions in writing. Avoid signing contracts as well as meetings, interviews, and important talks and decisions on those dates if at all possible.