* weekly * horoscopes - december 16 / december 22, 2014
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Astrologers use the term “planet” loosely, as a catch-all that includes the Sun and Moon, along with Pluto as another source of controversy. Only this isn’t due to ignorance but is because, it leaves more time for interpretation, instead of getting hung up on issues of nomenclature that will probably change. Consider this week for instance, where five out of ten astrological planets are highlighting your professional and career affairs, along with your wider ambitions. This emphasis is nothing new, but the urge to walk away from tedious or unrewarding circumstances and leave the past behind you, hits like a breath of fresh air.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
You’re aware you have been growing, on an inner level primarily for a number of years. Perhaps this started with some major event, or possibly a series of outcomes all close together that rocked you to the core. Recovering from these challenges took time and caused you to face certain questions, around the way you had previously viewed your position in the big scheme of things. Since then your viewpoint has continued to evolve while the full extent of these metamorphoses, becomes increasingly apparent. There are periods of slow transformation and other times when, new insights arrive like a bolt out of the blue…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
The prospect of change often unsettles people. There is natural tendency to hope things stay the same, to trust that reliability and durability will prevail, so your affairs can carry on similarly tomorrow as they did today and even the day before. You rather sympathise because when life seems to be in such a state of flux, you notice yourself longing for a little more permanence and for a few firm footholds on which to rely. But if you think about it, there are many occasions when the prospect of an alternative proves both welcome and beneficial. In an ideal world you might not keep very much as it is at the moment, after all.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Half the known planets congregate in your opposite sign. This means the people around you playing a big part in your week, while those you are involved with intimately are to the forefront. Close friends and colleagues also take on a major role, especially if there is nobody who really fits the bill otherwise. Those who through choice or circumstances don’t have someone special to call their own, will be feeling the absence of such a figure more than usual. Yet if you are single this person could be heading your way, although you are more likely to meet them at a business breakfast, than in any nightclub partying hard…
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Looking after your health need not be tedious. The show mainly does go on, wars are waiting to be won and your glories need neither tarnish nor diminish. You can still dispense largesse, slake your appetites and quench your immeasurable thirst, so it isn’t all about organic produce either. While you are young, you probably don’t need to worry, but your sign is connected with your heart and it is never too early to look after it. That means no smoking, lots of fruit and vegetables, an active lifestyle, less salt and plenty of fibre. This helps ensure good health in the future and more energy for momentous deeds meanwhile…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
It has been estimated that just 45% of the world celebrates Xmas. But you would never think so across the overwhelmingly English-speaking Internet, where the concept of the holiday season and its attendant snowdrifts and reindeer, threatens to alienate even those from the Southern Hemisphere. Nevertheless, festive is the watchword for you this week, amid an atmosphere that has been exceptionally serious for too long. With problems at home temporarily off the agenda, it is time to celebrate the end of another year. Any variation in your religious persuasion, can never detract from the significance of this juncture…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
Several planets gather in your domestic zone, mainly as a consequence of this time of year. Your home and family affairs are therefore in the spotlight, along with those you would call kin, whether or not there are others more closely tied to you by blood. The picture is a peaceful and a pleasant one, although you can’t deny the changes that have taken place or the unspoken undercurrents that underpin this state of affairs. You are entitled to live as you see fit and to enjoy relationships that reinforce your sense of self. But getting others to see things your way can be tough, while an enforced holiday often brings it home…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Let’s not mention Saturn. Next week this planet is gone from your sign anyhow; although you do have another visit of just three months due next year, to tidy up loose ends between June and September, only with six months off for good behaviour in the interim. Let’s concentrate instead on how this will be a sociable week, with more mail and phone calls than usual, augmented by the usual round of messages, emails and texts. People will want and expect your time, so you should be ready to receive a number of invites, plus you may be sending out a few yourself to a selected group of close colleagues and friends…
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
The Sun leaves your sign on Sunday, not to return until November. Until then make the most of your opportunities, since having our neighbourhood star in your constellation helps the rest of the universe align with your aspirations and objectives, making it easier for good fortune to come your way and for events to turn out in your favour. You are focussed on bolstering your material security but should ask yourself, the price you are willing to pay. What value does self-determination have for example, or the freedom to do your own thing? Be prepared to assess carefully, where money should take second place…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Five planets will pass through your sign this week. The Sun from Sunday, the Moon on Monday, Mercury from Wednesday onwards, Venus since last week and Pluto for ages now, make this a pivotal period. Its significance may not be wholly obvious in the shorter term because nothing that affected you deeply, ever had an immediate impact that wouldn’t become assimilated and altered later. Currently, you have a number of objectives you are keen to pursue, while the only obstacle is the unsettled and unpredictable situation at home and in your family. Unfortunately, what you have in mind only creates further discord…
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Mars transiting your birth sign keeps you on your toes until mid-January. It has you fully engaged with what is happening around you, encouraging a proactive approach to the issues you’ll face and whatever you’re hoping to do. The energy of the red planet needs to be deployed productively, in terms of physical activity if your schedule allows and in pursuit of your professional ambitions. There is plenty taking place behind the scenes that others may not appreciate, but don’t let irritability spoil great relationship trends if you’re finding your burden oppressive. Outstanding projects around the house are gainfully tackled too…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Neptune traversing your constellation puts your planetary ruler in your sign. Named after the Roman god of freshwater and the sea, the amorphous nature and hidden depths of the ocean are subtly reflected in your character. Neptune redoubles this and there is no point in wishing it away, since from the outermost edges of the solar system this planet takes a long while, travelling around the zodiac. On the one hand you are idealistic, caring, sensitive and even more intuitive than usual. On the other, you notice all that is less than perfect in your life and how the failings of your current reality, differ so from what you’d want…
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