And the holidays are less stressful!
by Lilly Roddy
As the month opens, we are a bit sluggish, especially beginning the second week in December. Uranus goes stationary direct on the 13th, which will accelerate our movements and energies this month and make things a bit edgier. With the New Moon in Sagittarius on that same day, it will be a very energetic time indeed. The holidays are less stressful this year, but the tension could increase early in the new year. The Full Moon in Cancer on the 28th will really emphasize a shift in our ideas about family and tradition. • Fun days this month are the 2nd, 14th, 17th, 19th, 22nd, and 31st. Days to avoid are the 11th, 13th, 16th, 26th, and 30th.
Aries (March 21–April 19). You are definitely into the holidays as the month opens. Even though there is a lot of work involved, you are definitely up for holiday events. This is a very good time for you to connect with people from your past, and especially people from your youth. Toward the end of the month, you’ll really be thinking about the goals you are considering for 2013. There is a lot of progressive change coming for you, and you’re ready to be free!
Taurus (April 20–May 20). Relationship shifts are your focus as the month begins. You are doing a major overhaul in this area of your life. You will want to be appreciated more for who you are, both in your business and personal relationships. If you aren’t appreciated, it’s time to reconsider the future. If things are going well, just use this time to make sure that you and your partner are on the same page. By the time the holidays get here, you are in a much better humor and ready to enjoy the festivities.
Gemini (May 21–June 21). December is definitely an active business and social time for you. Be careful that you don’t overload your schedule. Relationships are very positive this month. If you are single, you may want to get out and be more social. Toward the end of the month, you are more serious and thinking about your employment. For those of you born in the earliest days of the sign, you just want to escape from all the drama. Make your own rules and don’t follow tradition if it will drain you emotionally.
Cancer (June 22–July 22). This month continues to be an active and productive time for you. Relationships require your attention this month. Neither you nor your partner are very patient this month. You need to rejuvenate your relationship and have an adventure—otherwise, there could be sniping and bitching. You are getting things organized and in place at work, looking to expand beyond your current job and redefine what you do. This could create some restless and sleepless nights. Make sure you are doing good things for your body, such as exercising and eating healthy foods. The New Moon at the end of the month is a trigger to push you forward. Enjoy the ride,
my fellow Crabs!
Leo (July 23–August 22). As you continue to get your home and family life in order, you are not especially tolerant of those who won’t grow up. This is a great time to clean out storerooms, old family emotional residue, and the useless people in your life. Friends are much more beneficial and supportive right now. This is a good time for you to do some networking at work. Closer to the holidays, you want to have more fun and do less work. Relationships demand your attention right after the 25th! Maybe Santa will leave something special in your stocking.
Virgo (August 23–September 22). You were very focused on home and family issues last month, and that theme continues in December. You are much more decisive and definitely ready to take some action. Career continues to be active, busy, and positive. As the holidays approach, you are more relaxed and ready to let your hair down. Health and exercise become very important after the 26th. Those of you born in the earliest days of the sign will begin to get your energy back in February. Keep your holidays peaceful.
Libra (September 23–October 23). Many areas of your life are in simultaneous transition, so you may feel you are being pulled in several directions at the same time. You will continue to be busy this month. There are still many shifts occurring with your family. You are weeding out the past and communicating your ideas very clearly this month. The holidays mean a lot to you, so make sure you have some type of “family” to be with this year. Work conditions improve right after Christmas. Be ready to get back on track.
Scorpio (October 24–November 21). Now that Saturn has entered your sign for the next couple of years, it’s a good time to be looking at what you are doing, how it does or does not benefit you, what you might do about it, and what your plans for the future are. For those of you who are older, the last time you encountered this cycle in Saturn was 1982–1984. This month, you are very focused on your resources and how to make the best use of them. After Christmas, you shift the focus to your home and family and enter a strong time of action and decision-making.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21). This has been a very interesting birthday time for you as the effects of last month’s Mercury retrograde have you reconsidering the past and shifting into a more decisive period. Many of you are feeling the need to be more creative with your work or hobbies, and of course you want your life to have more meaning. You will reschedule or eliminate some of the activities on your calendar so you aren’t as overburdened. Relationship energies are still active and positive, so don’t forget this part of your life.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19). You normally feel rather isolated right before the holidays, but this month, with Mars (planet of action and inspiration) strong in your sign, you have been more visible as you make your presence known. It’s a great time to confront parts of your life that aren’t working. Right after the holidays, you feel more aligned and ready to make the best of the new year. Friends continue to be very supportive.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18). Career is your big focus as the month begins. You are definitely looking at improving your status at work, or perhaps considering working somewhere that offers more opportunities. You’re still in the planning stage, but right after Christmas, Mars (planet of action and anger) enters your sign for the next forty-five days. Get yourself organized; it will soon be time for action. This is a good time for social activity and friendships, and the people you encounter can be very supportive. You will become more focused at the end of the month.
Pisces (February 19–March 20). This has been such a mushy time for you as Neptune and Mercury messed with you last month and continue to do so during the first half of December. You have been very careful about the people you allow to be around you. You will finally be feeling more social after the 16th. Career opportunities begin to open up at the end of the month. Be ready to make some decisions. Your confidence is getting stronger. Relationships are still foggy, but they will improve in a couple of months.
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