Should you grip the wheel tighter or just let go? This week the answer is: Both. Structure-hound Saturn locks into a tense square (90 degree angle) with Neptune, the planet of surrender and release. This tangled angle can drive up our inner control freaks—not to mention our escapist tendencies. One minute we’ll be barking quality control commands and fussing to ensure that everything is “just so.” The next we’ll be carping to anyone within earshot that we feel so overwhelmed (perhaps to the ill-advised tune of, “I need a drink!”). While planetary squares can bring challenges they also illuminate our need for better balance. With Saturn in expansive Sagittarius and Neptune in boundary-blurring Pisces our failure to set limits could be the true culprit behind our stress. As much as we hate to miss out on a good thing, scattering in too many directions will water down our efforts. Saturn demands mastery while Neptune brings divinely guided inspiration. Focusing on less—but doing an impeccable job with the tasks we take on—is the name of the game. Being too understanding is also an issue.
Thursday is Thanksgiving—and whether you’re celebrating, boycotting or ignoring it altogether, you won’t be able to give the stars the cold shoulder. Not only is this the exact day of the Saturn-Neptune square but one day earlier (Wednesday), the full moon in Gemini enters the equation, adding a third corner (called a T-square) to the configuration as it opposes Saturn and squares Neptune. Gemini is the sign of partnership, cooperation and communication—on a good day. So don’t be surprised if this week serves up an amazing alliance with a kindred spirit, even a BFF or sibling. We could have those soul-baring, keep it real conversations with the people in our life and FINALLY feel like we’ve laid all our cards on the table and can see eye to eye.