* monthly * horoscopes - december 2014
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Few months go by without some advice concerning the planet Uranus, a long-term visitor to your sign for over four years now and set to remain for a similar period to come. This is the planet of individuality and also of change, so looking back over the past few years and also forward to the future, you may come to understand how many of the updates and alterations that have occurred, actually allowed you greater freedom in the end. The trouble is that as a species, people don’t always know what is good for them, which leads to a certain amount of resistance and even shock when big metamorphoses happen swiftly…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Saturn finally leaves your opposite sign on December 23, after initially arriving more than two years ago. It’ll return for a three month reprise during the third quarter of next year, but otherwise comparing the state of your relationships today with how they were looking a couple of years back, you’ll notice a number of differences. Some old associations will certainly have fallen by the wayside, but others have deepened and become more of a feature. It’s a quality versus quantity situation, so anywhere those folk who really matter remain of pivotal importance, you can consider them as trustworthy in other ways too.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
The arrival of Saturn in your opposite sign sparks a trend that dominates the next three years. Saturn is linked with consolidation and building, slow progress, durability, security and reliability. Its effects are often likened to a pair of pruning shears, as it cuts out the dead and spindly growth from the rose bush of your life, leaving a smaller but far firmer structure that in time will bring forth better blooms, than any tangled overgrowth ever could. During this period you can expect the number of your acquaintances to reduce, leaving those that remain as more lasting and permanent, with new contacts not ruled out either.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
What starts out as a hectic period, gets easier as the month passes and as a focus on your commitments becomes counterbalanced, by an atmosphere of togetherness and camaraderie. But you still have plenty to do and should not abuse the finite resources of your physical well-being. Good health is something many people take for granted and it is not until after a round of debilitating illness, you become acutely aware of how vital this is to almost everything else. And all the time, Uranus continues to work magic at the apex of your horoscope. Your life is in a state of flux and is unlikely ever, to be quite the same again.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
With Jupiter in your sign the world is your oyster. The more you can expand your frame of reference, encounter fresh pastures and enjoy a range of vistas, mixing with those you find intellectually stimulating while feeding your mind and not only your body, the more certain you’ll feel you have made the most of this time and the more fulfilled you will be at the end of every day. Certainly your experience of the past few months has been marred by issues surrounding your domestic situation and perhaps your family life too. Home hasn’t been a rewarding location for ages, but gradually you perceive a brighter trend ahead…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
The approach of Saturn to the lowermost sector of your horoscope is not a factor to ignore. This planet has a reputation as a hard taskmaster and the links with home and family that this region suggests, can make for an uneasy mix. Still, once in a few decades everybody is given the chance to review each area of their life in turn and to bring Saturn’s scrutiny to bear. Its effect is like a gigantic reality check, where you are encouraged to reappraise every facet of the issues under consideration, saying goodbye to the outworn and inappropriate, while working to improve and affirm those factors on which you can depend…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
Why Mercury turns retrograde isn’t easy to explain, but it is closer to the Sun than us and circles it in 88 days. All measurements in astrology reference the backdrop of the constellations, so if you can imagine Mercury disappearing around the back of the Sun as part of its regular orbit, there comes a point when it gets the furthest east it can, before heading towards the solar sphere again. In fact, Mercury conjoins the Sun twice in each cycle, once when it’s behind the Sun and again when it is in front of it. The second conjunction occurs this month, as you see how decisions you made back in October are panning out now.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
The biggest event this month is without any doubt, the departure on December 23 of Saturn from your sign, after a stay that began in October 2012. Although you have coped with the limitations of this planet well, you are likely to notice a tangible sense of relief, almost as if a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders. It has been if you are young, an enormously maturing experience while if you’re older, you may believe the whole experience has aged you disproportionately. Now Saturn encourages you to take what you learned and to bring this to bear in the material world, when it comes to providing for yourself.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
You are unlikely to be looking forward to the arrival of Saturn in your constellation. Nonetheless, it does come with many positives although how obvious these are, depends to a degree on how you’ve handled life up until this point. If you have cut corners and deployed various quick fixes rather than address the underlying issues, wilfully avoiding your responsibilities or simply seeking the swiftest returns, then you are in for a bumpy ride. If, however, you are ready to knuckle down and shoulder your responsibilities instead of looking the other way, the universe lends a helping hand as you put those ideas into practice…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Saturn is traditionally your ruling planet and was formerly shared with your neighbour Aquarius, but now you have it solely to yourself. Saturn takes almost thirty years to circuit the zodiac and spends an equivalent number of months in each of the twelve signs, so any shift in its position is significant. Sure enough, the last few days of December and beyond mark the final stages of a major phase for you, the duration of which you can measure in decades, assuming you are old enough. This process of conclusion lasts for three years as interests, activities and people leave your orbit, creating space for another cycle.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Many born under your sign are not known for their ambition, but the past two years and more have been exceptional. You have devoted everything at your disposal, to the pursuit of certain goals that most likely have a professional and employment focus, but equally could be vocational and quite specific to you. The past has revisited you as well, so you have built on your good works and reputation from before, while at the same time dealing with any issues you glossed over previously. All told, it has been a hectic and exhausting period, so some of finer points of what life should be about, could use a little more emphasis.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Towards the end of December, Saturn takes up residence at the top of your chart. Bar three months during 2015, it remains for three years and marks a pivotal juncture for those eager to advance their business interests and make progress in the world of work. Combined with the influence of Uranus, you’ll find greater freedom and independence are within your grasp, so the self-employed and those inside a large organisation with the power to make their own decisions, are mainly favoured. It is hard work and will not land in your lap, but foregoing this opportunity to achieve something is not in your best interests.
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