Viva la Centaur! Its officially Sagittarius time as the radiant, life-giving Sun beams its rays into your part of the heavens beginning Wednesday. You are the zodiacs giant star for the next thirty days, so let your larger-than-life personality out to play. Frankly, Sagittarius, its about time you did. Since planets have piled into Scorpio and your murky twelfth house beginning October 5, you just havent been the shiny optimist your friends know and love. In fact, you may have been plagued by some shadowy thoughts, even plunging into moments of depression here and there. Believe it or not, this phase was a necessary evil. After all, without darkness, there can be no light. By peering into lifes perplexing mysteries, you expanded your capacity to see the endless possibilities that are available to us all. Dont fear this more balanced view of life. Youve just gained a world of compassion for those people youve been brushing off as Debbie Downers and Negative Nellies all these years. In the sage words of Dr. Mehmot Oz, The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy. Perhaps youre ready to give peace a chance with a new set of skills under your Victorian-inspired chain belt. Though your friends and family will be overjoyed to see you return to your happy place, no one will welcome this bright energy back more than you. Finally! You can get on with the business of being a Sagittarius, adventure-trekking your way through life like a global nomad, cultural ambassador, savvy entrepreneur, and lifelong student all rolled into one smiling package. Instead of gifting yourself another material object for your birthday, spring for a life-expanding experience, like that meditation retreat in Bali or perhaps something a little closer to home, like five sessions with an energy healer or canonized coach who youve wanted to work with for years. Of course, just when you thought this Scorpio intensity was simmering down, Venus serves up another surprise, decamping to the scorpions village from Wednesday through December 15. Affairs of the heart will still be rife with intensity for the next few weeks. The secretive allure of this Venus in Scorpio cycle could lure some Archers into dangerous liaisons. Oh, how you love the chase and challenge, Sag, but youll pierce your heart with your own arrows if you entertain a corrupt quest, like, say, chasing a married man or ignoring the red flags of a commitmentphobe. Stick to peeps who are on the up-and-up, even if they seem, well, a little boring at first. Youll find better ways to get your kicks than getting pulled into the cesspool of an illicit affair. And boring has a funny way of evolving into highly entertaining in some cases. Wait and see. Besides, with the Sun in Sagittarius, you might as well have a giant cosmic spotlight beaming over your head. Think you can sneak around now? Guess again, baby. You might as well phone the tabloids yourself, your moves will be THAT obvious. The plus side of this is that you can harness this energy to draw attention to the things that you DO want the world to see. Just keep your nose clean, Sag, in romance and finance. Cutting corners could cut you to the quick. Alas, you must remain hypervigilant in your dealings, as it will be hard to tell fantasy from reality while Venus is in Scorpio through December 15and doubly so this week while Mercury rounds out its final seven days of a retrograde. Although youre easily swept away by charismatic types, reserve judgment for a few weeks. Everyone has a shadow side, after all. The question isnt IF, but WHEN it will appearand is this flaw fatal, or one that you can live with? In a relationship? This Venus phase will stir up buried resentments, especially if youve been doing your people-pleasing thing, trying to be the perfect partner at the expense of your self-expression. Some tough realizations and maybe a session or two with a couples therapist to negotiate agreements could be in store. Stop enabling your honeys bad behavior: bottom line. Let codependent no more! be your rallying cry and spend some time this weekend curled up with the book by that same name. Letting go is never easy, but what a world of peace it will bring when you learn to live and let live. (Insert audible sigh.) Thanksgiving Day finds you in a family-friendly mood, courtesy of the domestic Pisces moon. Bond with relatives as you slice potatoes, measure cinnamon for the pumpkin pie, and set the table for the festive meal. Youll be the life of the party come Thursday evening, thanks to the moons move into Aries. Put together a playlist and get your relatives on their feet, or slip out of the cableknit sweater and into your body-skimming dress and head out for a night of partying with your peeps.