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Weekly Horoscopes

Your weekly horoscope from Jessica Adams, astrology columnist for Australian Women’s Weekly, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar and Get the Gloss.

Your Horoscope December 22 through 28

Astrologer’s Diary

First up, last week’s true prediction about North Korea. Two words. Sony and Obama. This is the BBC report and you can scroll down the page to the original forecast, below. If you also scroll down to other weekly editions of The Astrologer’s Diary you will see the building theme of December; the end of the global financial crisis (pending a flashback next year) and the beginning of new,serious concerns about airlines and the aeronautical industry. Saturn enters Sagittarius on Tuesday 23rd December at 4.33pm in London. His tenure in Scorpio, the sign associated with the sharemarkets, foreign currencies and the global economy has been gruelling. One very good reason for this is that entire generations of people who are most vulnerable to job loss, salary cuts, funding losses and investment crashes were born with Uranus, Neptune or Pluto in Scorpio, so Saturn has directly affected their lives. The flashback will come from June 16th through September 17th 2015, when an unresolved issue at Wall Street or with the Euro or Dollar will return. In the meantime, astrology has been a reliable early warning device for some of the new travel and space travel issues. Saturn will join Ceres in Sagittarius; an ancient symbol describing power and control concerns. Airline management is a very likely target.

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Aries: 22-28 December 2014

Aries, what happened to your money, business, house, charity, apartment or possessions (perhaps repeatedly) since October 2012 has taught you who and what to value. This has its own rewards. The cycle is over this week. Good riddance to some very bad rubbish, you might assume, as the global financial crisis has had a personal impact, and far-reaching changes elsewhere have also taken their toll. Saturn can feel quite relentless, as though nothing will ever improve or alter. This is his great illusion; he always moves on, and this Christmas will show you just how much is possible. The issues you were dealing with from December 6th through 23rd, when Saturn passed 28-29 Scorpio (check your chart to see if those degrees are significant) will come back between June and September next year, and that is the last time you will have to deal with these matters. You have found out what ‘valuable’ actually means and that is an amazing discovery. Without that hard path you’ve been on, it would not have occurred. If you have been taken off one pathway that was taking you nowhere, so be it. You now know where to go next and exactly why.


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Taurus: 22-28 December 2014

Taurus, you have learned so much about equality, justice and fairness in the last two years that you could practically write a thesis on it. Particular chemistry with a former, current or potential partner has formed part of your education. Very particular alchemy with people who have fought you, competed with you or even been hostile towards you, has also enlightened you. Nobody could have a more profound understanding of what balance means, than a Taurus person who has met his or her own challenges since October 2012. Apart from a re-run of some issues with this person, dating from the last fortnight or so (these will occur in June-September next year) you can turn your back on 2013 and 2014 and relax. Believe it or not, you will be able to approach the person (or people) in question without constantly having to refer to that mental set of scales in your head, where the needle has always wobbled, and you have always been weighing and measuring. This is a very, very New Year.


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Gemini: 22-28 December 2014

Gemini, before Saturn moved into Scorpio in October 2012, you had certain assumptions about what your working life should be, and how it should operate. This applied no matter if you were working full-time, volunteering or studying. Before the final quarter of 2012, you also had particular expectations of your body, and how it functioned. What has happened to you, in a sequence of very demanding chapters, has been a hard book of life for you to write. Your service and duty to others, in particular, has been strangely at odds with a relatively new idea that your projects, plans, roles and goals should form as some kind of escape from the real world. Now Saturn is changing signs, you can close the book. Those gruelling chapters concerning your daily workload, your lifestyle, your body and your core routine are history. So call this a document of record and leave it at that. This book of your life will only apply to you for a very short time, from June to September next year, and only as a function of what occurred in the last fortnight, because you must revisit those issues. Beyond that, your achievements in particular, will have a completely different spin. The work you must do, to be successful, will no longer be Work, capital W. Your Downtown Abbey days are over.


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Cancer: 22-28 December 2014

Cancer, the New Moon in Capricorn, your opposite sign, on Monday 22nd December falls at 1.35am in London at 00 Capricorn 06 in your horoscope. New Year, new start, new rules with (or for) your former, current or potential partner. Also, perhaps, with someone who is against you. As you are ruled by the Moon, lunar phases like this matter more to you than the other 11 signs. We also have a potent Mercury-Pluto conjunction on Christmas Day, Thursday 25th of December at 6.53am when there is a profound question that must be answered by (or for) this key person in your life. The rest of your week must be put in context, though, and perhaps it is entirely natural that you must turn to your son or daughter first, or the question of stepchildren, fertility, adoption or fostering. This is after all the stuff on which many partnerships spin, or topple over. There is another common outcome of the transit you are experiencing now; a serious sexual relationship which may end in parenthood or new aunt or uncle status, but does not. Saturn has given you four separate, very hard episodes to live with in relation to these themes in your chart, and your life. Since October 2012 you have been asked to bear up, four times. Now you must relax and let go. Of course you will have to resolve what happened in the last fortnight, from June-September next year. You will not have closure otherwise. For now, though, those techniques and systems you have come to rely upon, just to get through, will not be required any more. Enjoy the sensation that brings.


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Leo: 22-28 December 2014

Leo, you have had Saturn at a difficult angle to your natal Sun in the last two years or so, at the same time that this planet was conjunct the immum coeli of your chart, which is where you are forced to look at your ancestry; the culture and place you were born into; your sense of belonging. What did one unforgettable problem in the final quarter of 2012, 2013 or 2014 teach you? Primarily to rethink your entire past, because the immum coeli is about your roots. What grounds and connects your family tree. Your people, both in terms of your blood relations and your acquired family, as well as your wider sense of belonging to a nation. The symbol of a tree battered by constant rain and wind is a good symbol for what you have been through, Leo. By association, trees are also homes. They contain nests. There have been issues, perhaps more than once, about where you should nest, and how you should nest – yet comfort and security have eluded you. All of this has taken place under the most relentless Saturn cycle in 29 years, because it has also affected the relationship you have with a former, current or potential partner. It has most certainly affected your ambitions to achieve more, or climb higher. Now that Saturn is departing this angle of your solar chart, you may feel winter change to summer so rapidly (whatever the weather outside) that it will take considerable blinking and adjustment before you can see clearly. Do trust this process, though. Apart from a replay of one issue from the last fortnight (up for closure in June-September 2015) it’s over.


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Virgo: 22-28 December 2014

Virgo, if nothing else, the last two years or so has taught you how to deepen your understanding of words and why they matter. This might seem faintly ridiculous, given they are just marks on a page, or on a computer. For all kinds of reasons, though, life since October 2012 has made the whole business of reading, listening, writing or speaking utterly demanding. It should be so simple, non? You are a Virgo, ruled by Mercury the messenger. You were born with winged sandals and helmet, to move as rapidly as quicksilver (Mercury rules it) across the web, and across all channels for your voice, across all mediums and media. Saturn is ruled by lead, which might give you an idea of what has happened in this impossible chemistry experiment. The heaviest, dullest people, projects or situations have been so very hard to carry, for such a very long time, that you may even have forgotten what it is like to sit down at a computer, or to open your mouth – without any sense of restriction or limitation. After Tuesday 23rd December you can discard this. The cycle is over. There will be a replay of one issue from the last fortnight from June to September next year, but apart from this exception (which will close a small chapter) you must relax into a new way of being heard and read.


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Libra: 22-28 December 2014

Libra, the last two years (actually slightly longer than that; this cycle began in October 2012) has taught you when to dig your heels in. By remaining firm on price, or refusing to sell out or cheapen yourself, you have learned about your values. You are also enriched by a deeper understanding of what is precious to you and why. Beyond the material issues, and there have been plenty of those, you have actually increased the pleasure you take in that which you have stubbornly preserved in your life. It may be principles which actually had a pound, euro or dollar value upon them. It may be a particular house, apartment, possession, business or company. Now, Saturn is leaving Scorpio and you can enjoy what you have learned and earned – very much the hard way. The constant sense of being limited or restricted which has dogged everything you have tried to do, since the end of 2012, will vanish on Tuesday 23rd December. The only caveat here is that you were dealing with one financial issue with your bank, salary, tax, property, company, charity or possessions in the last two weeks, which will not be fully resolved until June-September next year. Apart from that, though, you can stop thinking small and boxing clever because you have seen the last of Saturn in Scorpio.


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Scorpio: 22-28 December 2014

Scorpio, if you have personal horoscope factors in Aries (check at serennu.com) then the last two years has also been personally wrenching in terms of your concerns about your reputation or personal appearance. Whatever your horoscope, and there may be nothing in Aries at all, you have been enduring a cycle which has been so unforgiving that you may be struggling to remember what it felt to look at your name, or face, or photograph, or video, or online profile – and be unaffected. The level to which you have been affected by Saturn’s conjunction to your natal Sun, and his transit through your First House, depends on your personal chart. If, for example, you were born with Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and/or Pluto then there have been deeper questions about your business interests, finances, economic acumen and so on – and profoundly about your values. This has affected you on the rather superficial level of image, profile and appearances too. Yet – no matter what your chart looks like – from Tuesday 23rd December you have an extra Christmas present. That present is release and relief. Wrapped inside it there is also something rather precious. A profound trust in yourself, because you have made a contract with your soul and you now understand what matters most to you about the way you look and appear, and what can be left behind in 2013 or 2014. You’ve located the substance in the surface. That’s a gift.


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Sagittarius: 22-28 December 2014

Sagittarius, the relationship you have with yourself has been severely tested since the final quarter of 2012 when Saturn entered Scorpio and the Twelfth House of your chart. The Twelfth House is impenetrable to outsiders unless they hypnotise you; analyse your dreams; interrogate you. Even then there is something awfully confused and confusing about the secrets you have been keeping – the uncredited roles you have been playing. Your conversations with yourself have been affected by this lack of clarity and consistency, consequently everything from your time alone, to your sleep, may have been affected. One particularly hideous episode can be put down to experience. More importantly, you are not the only person to have gone through it, or at least a version of it. Far more important this Christmas is the ability to have one final contract with your own soul and agree – with your mirror reflection, your spirit, your journal or your anonymous blog – that you will only take good things away from all this. And what is good? Well, you know yourself at the deepest levels. No labels, no roles – just you, on the inside. Enjoy and trust the week to come, as from Tuesday 23rd this phase in your life is over. Why trust? Because X is no longer a problem – if X occurred prior to December 6th. Next year you will gain some closure from June-September on a matter that concerned you in the last fortnight, but mostly – this is over.


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Capricorn: 22-28 December 2014

Capricorn, your ruling planet Saturn leaves Scorpio on Tuesday 23rd December at 4.33pm and you may be throwing your mince pies in the air if you are having afternoon tea in London. (Adjust for your time zone). This cycle has been particularly tough if you have horoscope factors in Scorpio, as Saturn has conjuncted, or sat heavily on, a major part of your personality which expresses herself (or himself) through money, property and business. Please be aware that a matter you focussed so hard on, in the last fortnight, is not resolved and must be dealt with, once and for all, between June and September next year. If you have horoscope factors in Scorpio then it was financial or material in nature. Even if you don’t have Scorpio placements, the time has come to lighten up and lose a load off your shoulders. You have done some very tough karma indeed with one particular friend. You have also been burdened by a group, team, club, society or other network of people. The exchange with Saturn (and he does give back eventually) is deeper wisdom and a far more profound appreciation of what matters. As you begin to circulate in an entirely different atmosphere over this highly sociable Christmas and New Year period, hang onto what you now know, trust and savour about friendship. And especially about people power. It’s so hard won and you have learned it in a series of exams that you had no desire to take.


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Aquarius: 22-28 December 2014

Aquarius, you may be resigning, accepting redundancy or just finalising a difficult project very close to Tuesday 23rd December, when Saturn leaves the Midheaven of your chart. In other cases you will make a long overdue decision about your university course, your non-profit work or your chosen field as a whole. The relief and release when Saturn leaves Scorpio will be substantial and add to the sense of self-indulgence and hedonism of Christmas and New Year. You’ve worked at work. Now you can genuinely have a holiday and seldom has it felt so much like a complete break. The interesting thing about ambition and success is that you can be mistaken about it. You did not choose (no, not at all) what happened to you since the final quarter of 2012, yet without this thorn in your side, you would not have been forced to make the choices which now reveal so much. You have well and truly figured this out, now. What success is, and what it is not. Now, move into a totally different year.


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Pisces: 22-28 December 2014

Pisces, if you are part of the generation born with Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto in Sagittarius (check at serennu.com) then travel and self-education is a major part of who you are; consequently one episode from the last two years has been a very difficult memory to carry. You are also an internet ‘natural’ if you have outer planets in Sagittarius in your chart, and the ridiculous limitations and restrictions you have been dealing with online have taken away from your very soul. Even if you have a chart free of Sagittarian influence, the transit of Saturn through Scorpio, in your Ninth House, has boxed you in. Cultural, regional or language obstacles are very common on this cycle. So too are such difficult experiences on the road, or in the air, that there is a certain fear factor surrounding future journeys. University life, night classes and the business of teaching can also be dragged down by this cycle – publishing and writing certainly are. The sheer relief of Saturn’s departure from Scorpio on Tuesday 23rd December will sustain you as you set about making your 2015 plans. Because you have to proceed as if it’s really true – you no longer need be restricted, confined, limited, blocked and altogether stymied by life. You do have one final piece of closure, though. It concerns your travel, foreign, regional, academic, educational, web or publishing agenda last fortnight; forward it to June-September 2015.



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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December 15 through 21 Weekly Horoscope

Astrologer’s Diary

Last week’s true prediction –  big mergers and takeovers. See Forbes – China’s central government is considering consolidating its three largest nuclear companies (December 14th). China’s Mega Mergers Are Making Maoist-Style Monopolies

New prediction – Uranus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn on Monday 15th December at 5.13am in London. Pluto in Capricorn is perhaps the significator of corporate and government power. Last week I explained the Capricorn symbol – the mountain goat – in the context of large, pyramid-shaped structures with the masses at the bottom and the precious few in power at the top. Goats, of course, also climb to the top and this describes the process of promotion that takes place within political parties and corporations. Pluto was discovered in 1930 at the Lowell Observatory, during the development of the atom bomb, the ultimate power statement. The Blondie song Atomic could well be the theme of the week but we won’t be dancing. The clash with Uranus in Aries, that great symbol of impatience, selfishness and reckless rebellion, is discordant. This pattern occurs at 12 degrees Aries and Capricorn and the North Korea horoscope shows Neptune at 11 degrees Libra. This is very close to being an exact T-square and one has to wonder what North Korea is up to. Neptune, of course, is a symbol of the oceans as well as submerged activity.

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Aries: 15-21 December 2014

Aries, if you have to be pushed into pursuing a more liberated existence, then so be it. The stage has been set since 2010, and occasionally the curtains go up and the performance (with suitable crashes, bangs and fizzing lights) is on. There is always something enthralling and genuinely exciting about a Pluto-Uranus square, and what takes place this week should galvanise you. Cause and effect are not really part of astrology, as they belong to mainstream thinking about time, but if we have to put them together, then let’s just say you have become far more independent in terms of your image, reputation or appearance – because of tremendous ructions in your chosen field. Your career, non-profit role or university life since 2008 has been transformed by personal power struggles involving your colleagues, staff, employers, lecturers, classmates or clients. On a wider level, your chosen field has become unrecognisable following mergers and collapses. This has forced you to focus hard on the way you look and appear, and as Mars is your planetary ruler, and the ruler of the First House of image in the natural zodiac, the emphasis on self-promotion, branding, labelling, presentation and packaging has seemed entirely natural – as if it was just something you should do, because you had to. Now, a new direction (peaking in the most tremendous changes at the April eclipse next year) is evident. Pursue, pursue. Squeeze out sparks.


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Taurus: 15-21 December 2014

Taurus is a fixed earth sign, associated with the bull, as you know. The solidity of Her Majesty the Queen and David Beckham is a fairly reliable indicator of your sign. Hard to shift. Happiest when settled. Reliably the same, for years at a time. As a result of your astrological signature, you tend to find the current sequence of Uranus-Pluto squares rather hard to take. They are about incendiary change. What you have been set up for, since 2010, is the most radical new pathway in years, revolving entirely around the secrets you keep, the activities you cover up, the confidential matters you hide and the classified information you must keep to yourself. Again and again, this is where you turn for everything that is new, different, exciting and challenging. None of this would be happening without the ongoing ructions affecting your life on the internet, though. This is after all where you make your travel plans, or where you stay in touch with your regional and international contacts. It is also where you push-button publish, every time you sit down at the computer, and also where you exchange vast tracts of knowledge, no matter if it is Wikipedia or the University of Melbourne. The internet is about the examination of personal beliefs and philosophies, from the cynicism of Richard Dawkins to the Buddhism of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. And from that small screen in front of you now, the biggest transformations have come (never to be repeated in your lifetime). Another one is here. But it will force you to be free, yet again, even if others do not know about it.


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Gemini: 15-21 December 2014

Gemini, in 2008 Pluto entered Capricorn, and moved into your house of finance, property, business, personal possessions and charity. Two years later in 2010 Uranus entered Aries, and so the landscape altered in your life, setting you on a very different pathway, when everything you own, earn or owe would be intimately affected by the group – or by friends. This week, Uranus will clash with Pluto, and as these right-angle symmetries, or squares, tend to squeeze something new from us, you can count on a radical new order within days. Because of what has been happening with your money, house, company, apartment or business interests in the last year, with all the questions about how much control you do (or do not) have, you have found yourself veering towards friendships or group involvements which allow you to be your own person. Which excite you, to be honest. Which allow you to ignore your own past, even distancing yourself from it, and to experiment with electrifying and utterly original new ways of being a friend, or making friends, or operating within a team, society, association or other network. You will not have a peaceful week. These planets are not like that. One was found in 1781, the other in 1930 – tumultuous years. Try to go with it, though.


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Cancer: 15-21 December 2014

Cancer, the relationship you have with one or more partners since 2008 has utterly changed your approach to marriage, de facto relationships and commitment. A former partner, a lost relationship or the constant lure of a potential romance may also have transformed you psychologically, sexually and emotionally. What you have seen is a recurring question about dominance, total control and ultimate power which has touched a nerve in you, as much as you have seen others working through those issues. It is possible that love and sex matter far less to you than winning or losing, which may mean that the last six years have been about your enemies, rivals and opponents rather than partners. In any case, the concerns have been the same. The balance of power. The constant change. The level to which you feel you have ownership over your own life. As a result of this long transit of Pluto, you have been drawn to a career path which is utterly groundbreaking. (If you don’t work, this applies to your voluntary role or university degree). You have done it your way, rather like the young Sid Vicious, but without the motorbike. This week, a familiar theme returns. When faced with a ridiculously unbalanced, balance of power in your personal life, or your battles – how radical are you prepared to be, elsewhere in your life? Ambition is ambition, but isn’t innovation and invention a potent substitute for that?


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Leo: 15-21 December 2014

Leo, as I write your horoscope today, on the 29th of November,  I am squeezing lemons into a glass, and the phrase ‘When life hands you lemons, make lemonade’ occurs. This is so appropriate for this part of December. It has actually been the case for years, as ever since Pluto changed signs in 2008, and Uranus two years later, your life has been set up for the most intense and relentless change, which has affected every single aspect of the way you work, study or volunteer. At some point your body must have become an issue, at least in terms of the way it does or does not serve you. Perhaps it is an issue as you read this. In astrology, your physical health and wellbeing is inseparable from your feelings about serving, working and doing your duty. If there is a disconnect, then the body is usually the channel which the soul chooses to protest. Through all this, though, you have been motivated to experiment and explore. The internet. The world. Particular philosophies and belief systems. Further education no matter if  it is formal, or otherwise. What or who will set you off this week? The answer will become clear within days of Mercury’s ingress into Capricorn on Wednesday 17th December. But welcome change, no matter how difficult. It is now required.


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Virgo: 15-21 December 2014

Virgo, after your ruler Mercury changes signs on Wednesday 17th December, you must either set down your questions in writing, or create a special time and space, in a quiet place, to find out what you most need to know. Your son, lover, daughter, godchild, niece, nephew or grandchild is at the core of the matter. Pluto occupies the same part of your horoscope now as Mercury, and this planetary cycle, which has been quite relentless since 2008, is about the legacy you leave to the generation who comes after you. If you do not have close or family connections to this generation, then your horoscope suggests you have taken on work, or unpaid work, involving children or young adults as an alternative. Sometimes it is possible to explore these issues about legacies and influence, through a serious sexual relationship where pregnancy or (through marriage) aunt or uncle status is always a possibility – but never occurs. Whatever the shape of your personal life, a recent change in the balance of power has occurred. This has had a domino effect and now you must rearrange the pieces. Nobody would be at all surprised to see you striking out, yet again, in the most revolutionary and exciting new direction with your money, business, house, charity, apartment or possessions. It is not that the story about the next generation causes it. Not at all. But the two processes of change run along together and will alter so much.


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Libra: 15-21 December 2014

Libra, your ruling planet is Venus and she is associated with the old Hollywood concept of marriage, when women existed only in terms of their suspenders and lipstick, and where love triangles inflamed necessary passions. Your sign, the famous scales, describes those issues in a more symbolic way. Fairness and unfairness between partners. Gender equality (or otherwise). The legal system and the institution of marriage, and also common-law marriage (de facto relationships). Of all the signs who might most be affected by a Uranus transit of the Seventh House (which Libra and Venus rule in the natural zodiac) you are the most vulnerable, because you cannot really shine in this world, until you have equilibrium with your soulmate; justice with your rival or former partner; balance with your potential lover. Thus, Uranus in Aries has forced you to remake, remodel and utterly revolutionise your approach. It would be a mistake to assume that what happens this week is a function of one person’s personality or psyche. He or she masks the process very nicely, but it is the process that you have to explore, rather than his character, or her mindset. Certain things have gone down with your family, house, apartment or household. Maybe with your home town or homeland. You are rightly asking questions about who or what is in charge these days. Now, use that new energy source to bring about a big direction change.


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Scorpio: 15-21 December 2014

Scorpio, you are ruled by Pluto, as you know, and this week he forms an ancient pattern in your horoscope known as a square. The square is to Uranus, the planet discovered by a most unusual brother and sister, in an age when people (even Kings) craved the unusual. That is rather a key word for this week, by the way. You departed The Usual years ago, in terms of the way you work and live. A kind of madness got into you, rather like The Madness of King George, but instead of running around court in your nightie, gabbling nonsense, you started to reject the most long-standing aspects of your job; your voluntary roles; your studies. This rejection process, which has been ongoing since 2010, has also involved you being rejected by others. And that rankled at the time. But now look – with the wisdom of hindsight you can see why the snubs only served to motivate you more, so you became fiercely committed to change, and then woke up one day to find out that not only were you right, you had also liberated yourself. You would never go back; that’s a nonsensical question. What matters now, is that you use the recent changes affecting your ability to communicate and connect, in a way that brings you even more freedom. You probably think you’ve been quite radical, shearing away the past and turning your back on everything (and everybody) that is so very 20th century. In actual fact, Scorpio, you haven’t even begun.


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Sagittarius: 15-21 December 2014

Sagittarius, you have probably reached the point where you are longing for change, but unsure about the timing and process. The situation which has pushed you to this stage has permanently altered the way you see your money, tax, company, house, business, apartment, charity or possessions. You were not consulted. Not by him, her, them or maybe just the world at large. No wonder you are asking long overdue questions about who or what is actually in charge, here. It’s not that you feel like Pinocchio, manipulated from on high by a string-puller – you just want to engineer your own life, that’s all. Uranus, the planet which was found in a year when dead frogs jumped with what was called ‘animal electricity’ has a reputation for jerking us to life, when we have been recumbent or even semi-comatose. This is unfair, in a way, because you have been genuinely experimenting with the most electrifying and exciting versions of parenthood or sex, since 2010. You’ve separated yourself from the tired, the traditional and the tawdry and pursued your own unique version of intimacy, or family. Nevertheless, your horoscope is yelling at you this week. ‘Go further’ seems to be the general message. This is followed by ‘Do more.’ Look at what others have got away with. Be inspired. You have reached a point in your year when to reevaluate your son, daughter, relationship, godchild, niece, nephew or grandchild is only sensible. And likewise, if you have a professional or voluntary involvement with the young, isn’t it time you broke with the past one more time?


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Capricorn: 15-21 December 2014

Capricorn, you are ruled by Saturn, a planet associated with systems and structures which run on auto-pilot, the better to protect you and make you feel secure in an insecure world. This is part of what makes you shine. Now and then, two planets which are at odds with this, create a strange symmetry in your horoscope and you are forced to shift position. Conventional wisdom says, Capricorn people like you do not enjoy this. Look at how much you have gained from your house, family, home town, apartment, homeland or household since 2010, though. Nobody could have been more radical than you, at least in the context of your old life. A couple of peak moments in the last four years have shown you how genuinely enthralling life can become if you are prepared to listen to that voice in your head, which urges you to explore; to invent; to innovate. This week, you are invited to A Dance to the Music of Time. This is a famous painting in the Wallace Collection in London which shows Saturn, your ruler, on the outer, as the disco proceeds without him. You can either attempt that isolation from a natural process of change, or join the dance. There is no traditional way to do anything, any more. Not to share a home, not to renovate, not to invest in property or even claim a particular sense of belonging to a town or country. As you join the dance, deeper questions stir. They concern the way you look and appear to the world at large, and unless you confront who or what takes over, continually, and do some research, those questions will never be answered.


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Aquarius: 15-21 December 2014

Aquarius, your ruling planet Uranus forms a perfect square with Pluto on Monday 15th December at 5.13am in London. Changes which you have been promising yourself or others you would make, must now proceed. You actually have no alternative. The internet in particular is heavily invested in changing technology and content design. Every year, a new version of the old web is touted – and that is even without the particular contribution of apps, e-books and the rest. What comes next? You do. You will be part of the wave, if you take this week’s planetary activity to its logical conclusion. Uranus in the energetic and forthright sign of Aries is about communication, as a whole, and not only about your digital life. It is concerned with the listening and speaking process; with language and comprehension; with telephones and microphones; with fax machines and the media. You can congratulate yourself on having reinvented the wheel since 2010, because in four short years you have overturned a great deal of the old baggage from the previous four years. Maybe even the previous forty, depending on your age. What happens this week reminds you, this is not enough. There is more baggage to ditch. Old systems, attitudes, resources or connections must go. Others have been trialling some aspects of what you are now considering. Find out what worked and what did not. Then invent your own version and go.


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Pisces: 15-21 December 2014

Pisces, you seem far more inclined to take a wildly experimental and exciting new approach to money, property or business. Part of the impetus comes from recent changes affecting your social life, old friendships, social media or group commitments. That thudding sound recently, announced a major alteration which has subsequently affected everything else. Just one look and you can see how things are panning out. Now, you are driven to look more closely at associations and social relationships which disempower you. There is no polite way of expressing this. Your chain has been yanked. Because there are some very old ties here, or even a habitual loyalty when it comes to the art of friendship or group commitment, you have let certain comments pass you by. They have been reaching you since 2008, though, and six years is a long time to ignore certain realities. What is the best case scenario for this week? Not shuddering in the corner would be a start; Pisceans are highly absorbent and can pick up far too much in the psychic atmosphere. The world in general will be undergoing tremendous ructions near the Uranus-Pluto square on Monday 15th December. Try to separate yourself from everything and everybody that distracts you from the necessary process of change. Liberating new arrangements for your house, bank account, tax, business interests, apartment, company, charity or possessions are on offer.



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Your Horoscope December 8 through 14

Astrologer’s Diary

Merry Christmas. Australian Women’s Weekly readers can pick up two presents right now. Free admission to a Mysterious Melbourne afternoon tea with me in January and in Sydney, the chance to pick up tickets to the Penguin Girls’ Night In e-book launch in Sydney on Tuesday 9th December with me, Wendy Harmer, Gretel Killeen and Lee Tulloch. You will also receive a signed, limited edition of the book.

Now for the week ahead. Big business mergers and takeovers will happen Wednesday 10th December (Venus enters Capricorn at 4.41pm). The negotiations and consequent upheavals in the sharemarkets and in government will enter contractual stage after Wednesday 17th December. The New Moon in Capricorn on Monday 22nd December will reveal the new corporate or political landscape and on Christmas Day (do these people never sleep?) the Mercury-Pluto conjunction at 6.53am on December 25th in London, it’s a done deal. And the knock-on effect alters the money in your pocket.

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Aries: December 8-14

Aries, what you set up now with (or through) your son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild or godchild is rich in potential and you will see the rewards when Jupiter moves over the same degree of Leo he inhabits this week, in July 2015. This also applies to the adoption, fostering or pregnancy process, which offers you greater meaning and growth in your life, than at any other time for 12 years. Any involvement you have with younger people as a whole, in terms of the entire generation, is also there to enrich and enhance your existence, in a way not possible for over a decade. This week will reshape the middle of next year, in terms of that, in the most satisfying way. The Fifth House of your chart, where we find Jupiter trine the Sun and Mercury this week, also rules romance and serious sexual liasons, where pregnancy or perhaps aunt or uncle status, is the outcome. You have choices. So many, many choices. Do think of this as a long-term journey of discovery and exploration – until July.


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Taurus: December 8-14

Taurus, Mercury will trine Jupiter on Friday 12th December at 11.23am followed by the Sun’s trine to Jupiter on Sunday 14th December at 3.55pm (all times calculated for London, please adjust for your time zone). Jupiter is a tremendous timing symbol of growth, hope, opportunity, expansion and a richer, more meaningful existence. Thus, in your hands this week, the family comes to mean so much more to you than just the usual labels or assumptions. This is going to be a very different Christmas – in fact 2015 as a whole represents a tremendous leap forward. Your family can also be your share household, of course, or an adopted family of some description. Jupiter does not discriminate. What excites most people born under your sign about this cycle is the implications for property. One particular apartment, block of land or house is circled in gold this week. The story begins. It’s brighter and shinier than any other story for years. And you will see why in July 2015 when Jupiter returns.


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Gemini: December 8-14

Gemini, your sign rules the Third House in the natural zodiac, and is associated with Mercury, as you know. In Ancient Rome this described messengers on horseback, traversing the famous Roman road system. Today, Gemini is associated with the internet, multimedia and the technology required to be heard or read, most effectively. Some people born under your sign take a perverse pleasure in old-fashioned ways of communicating, of course, so this week’s transits may be about membership of Toastmasters or singing to the ukelele. The most potent use of the Jupiter trines this week (there are two) is obviously the production of a book, e-book or film script. The most enduring way to exploit the advantages about to come your way, though, is to commit to the right tools, raw materials or resources. Long after Jupiter has left this area of your horoscope, you will still have what you need, no matter if it is an enhanced vocabulary, a new language, or a state-of-the-art computer. For those of you working on long-term projects you will be stunned and delighted by the outcomes in July 2015 when Jupiter is back in a big way.


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Cancer: December 8-14

Cancer, you are entering a decisive phase for yourmoney, house, charity, business, apartment or company. Precious possessions, too, and the most valuable items, are all covered by the current transits in Leo and Aquarius. Jupiter is involved, which offers you a higher level of protection, reward, guidance and abundance than would otherwise be possible. Jupiter tends to operate through old-fashioned luck, thus you are gently shoehorned into just the right position, by chance happenings which are not chance at all, but the manifestation of a 2000-year-old god. How does Jupiter operate? With thunderbolts. Thus, in this week of two Jupiter trines, there will be a pair of rumbling dramas, promising so much that you may indeed feel genuinely lucky, as if you’ve just thrown a double six on the dice. The long-term outcome is the thing, though, as Jupiter is retrograde and it may not be until your birthday (or close to it) that you see the full, vast potential of what is happening now. You may want to scroll down the page and read last week’s analysis of Mars and Mercury in Aquarius, though, to assist you with dates and timing, until March.


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Leo: December 8-14

Leo, you should thoroughly enjoy the trine from Mercury to Jupiter in Leo, on Friday 12th December, followed by your ruler the Sun, also in trine to Jupiter, on Sunday 14th December. If you have any issues about your reputation or personal appearance, there are solutions. Jupiter is a tremendous problem-solver in astrology and he can redeem and repair any situation which makes you uncomfortable about the way you look, or appear. The trick is being proactive, because although there will be two momentous turning points in your favour this week, you must follow through and use what you are being given, to remedy any issues you might have about your photographs, videos, mirror reflection and so on. If you are already in a strong position, in terms of your name, profile, shape and style – then you can happily proceed to the next level, thanks to people, organisations or trends which seem to have been tailor-made for you. The final, stupendous outcomes will not be fully experienced until July, just before your birthday, but you are quite right to make the most of your advantages and options now. Expect welcome thunderbolts.


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Virgo: December 8-14

Virgo, the best phrase to describe your life this week is ‘lucky on the inside’ as only you can hug certain delightful knowledge to yourself – nobody else will have a clue. There may be secret shenanigans taking place which you find wonderfully rewarding. Alternatively there may be a serious inner search taking place, with or without a therapist, medium or counsellor. The Twelfth House of your horoscope, which is where we find two Jupiter trines this week, is a substantial part of your underworld, or the undergrowth in your life. I doubt that even your greatest confidante really understands what is going on for you at the moment, as you either have a hidden agenda (and may actually be hiding behind other faces or names) or you are on some tremendous inner journey, akin to polar exploration, but taking place in your own head. Virgo, this is the gift that goes on giving. Jupiter, the planet of opportunity, growth, great meaning, rich developments and huge advantages is retrograde. This means he appears to be moving backwards, through Leo, one sign behind your own. When he corrects his motion next year, you’ll gain – and how.


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Libra: December 8-14

Libra, your deeper involvement with a group, team, club, society, association or other tight network of people is an extremely good idea, and if you did not get the hint before, it will be given to you again on two occasions this week. Friendships have become tremendously cheap in modern life, and the very word ‘friend’ has been made hollow by that other horrible term ‘unfriend’ thanks to corporations which have never met you, but seek to mine your soul for data. Well, the ancient astrological archetype Jupiter is here to change all that. This week, if you pursue Jupiter’s grand openings and big opportunities, you will begin to see why friendship is just as important as marriage, and sometimes more so. Groups of friends, in particular, can change the world, no matter if the incentive is entertainment, creativity, sport, politics, humanitarianism or esoteric interests. There is nothing random about astrology. It depends upon many ancient agricultural gods and goddesses, like Ceres and Saturn, and is thus associated with preparation, planting, protection and – eventually – the most incredible and abundant harvest. There is so much more to your friend, or this group, than you can currently see. He, she or they will continue to reward you, 12 years from now, if you make the move. As I write this, I have just remembered that Bob Geldof is a Libran. Just look at what you can do with old friends. Everything is possible. Everything!


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Scorpio: December 8-14

Scorpio, Jupiter is a tremendous healer and helper, and he operates in a way that is tailor-made for your circumstances. If there are professional issues, for example, he will root them out, and bring them to the surface where they can be eradicated – to be replaced by superior options. Equally, if you have the kind of horoscope where you are already in a stunning position in your chosen field, subject, business or industry – Jupiter will escort you to the next level, thanks to flattering promotions, awards, outstanding personal achievements or the attentions of headhunters. This planetary cycle moves backwards and forwards throughout the year, and as Jupiter now appears to be reversing, there is more to come. What you experience this week at work, university or in the non-profit sector is part of a continuing process of evolution and improvement, spiralling upwards in July 2015 when you will piece the past together and realise just how crucial December 2014 actually was. If you were born with the Sun at 22 Scorpio (around November 15th, like Prince Charles) then Jupiter is square your natal Sun, squeezing the very best out of you. This rather useful pressure (think of it like juice extraction) will repeat halfway through next year, delivering even more.


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Sagittarius: December 8-14

Sagittarius, your ruling planet Jupiter is about to form two crucial trines in your horoscope, both from the Ninth House of your chart, where you establish yourself as a student of life; a mentor or guru to others; a cultural explorer ; a born writer or publisher; a philosopher. If you were seeing an astrologer using the solar sign house system in the early 20th century, your predictions would be couched in terms of sea voyages, long train trips, the public library, the local university. Now, thanks to the internet, you can interpret and manifest the Ninth House in a myriad of ways, some of which are utterly at the cutting edge of knowledge exchange or exploration. The Mercury-Jupiter and Sun-Jupiter trines this week reassure you that your instincts since July have been correct. Of course your working day, your partner (or relatives), your flatmate (or home) demands time, energy and attention. The real, everyday, practical world must have its way with you. Yet beyond that, you would be wasting the opportunity of the decade, were you not to propel yourself in the direction of people, places and organisations which feed your soul and mind. Should a grand tour or first novel be in the pipeline, consider July 2015 for a key stage of the journey, or publication – when Jupiter returns.


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Capricorn: December 8-14

Capricorn, you have already been given one of the great gifts of the year, following the arrival of a very special person, organisation or offer since July, which has given you easy access to new business potential; a house; a cash fund; valuable possessions; an apartment. Jupiter in Leo tends to work on a personal level, getting right to the heart of what makes you abundant, or what might be preventing that. Since July, then, one of two things have occurred. You have either seen a problem rise to the surface where it has been eliminated – or you have simply seen an increase in advantages, offers, opportunities and options. There has been no hidden agenda. This person or organisation is not like that. Equally, if a local, national or even global trend has seen you gain, there has been no karmic price to pay – all you had to do was hold out your hands. Now, Jupiter is poised to take you to the next level. If you have been proactive in using every chance you were given since July, this is a firm, logical next step. Jupiter will return to this same position in your chart in July next year, so there may well be a return on your time and energy investment then.


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Aquarius: December 8-14

Aquarius, if you read several astrology columns or have many annual horoscope paperbacks, by now you will have come across the standard, textbook interpretation of Jupiter’s transit through your Seventh House. It tends to revolve around plastic brides and bridegrooms on wedding cakes. The truth is rather different. This cycle can bring critical periods for husbands and wives, if only because Jupiter is a growth agent. If there is something which must be cleansed, renewed or even utterly rejuvenated from scratch, then this cycle will provide it. In Ancient Rome, where the archetype of Jupiter comes from, he was associated with thunderbolts. The Italians welcomed thunderstorms, with all their drama and relief from the heat, as wonderful omens. And then the rain came, of course, and fertilised the vineyards, and the great Sicilian farmlands. If you can extend this metaphor to the person who means so much to you, you will see why this year is either about cleansing (and the necessary crisis which precedes that) or tremendous, dramatic, growth. It really depends how you handled your last Jupiter in Leo transit, in 2003. Partnership in astrology can manifest in so many ways. Of course it describes marriage and steady relationships. It also describes working partners, and also the very particular alchemy between exes – and between hopeful lovers whose life resembles that Cure song, Let’s Go To Bed. What happens to you, twice, over the next seven days will either assist the cleansing process, or nourish and nurture what you have been growing. Enjoy it.


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Pisces: December 8-14

Pisces, it was the buxom songstress Dolly Parton who once sang Nine to Five (‘What a way to make a living’) she trilled. The reality of your working day, incorporating the washing-up or dishwasher, is more like a diary without end. The internet has made the 24-hour society a reality and social media never sleeps. Neither does your e-mail, especially if your daily workload, university life or non-profit work incorporates other countries. What Jupiter will do this week is sort a great deal out, and at a level which is exactly right for you. What might satisfy and even reward another Piscean is not what you will receive. Instead, the one issue you need to fix about your working life, will be addressed. When this occurs, don’t miss your chance. Jupiter does not actually barge into your work space or study and pick you up, whirl you around and miraculously drop you back down in the perfect position. Instead, he supplies the ‘chance’ encounters, information and incidents you need to make a spectacular difference to your own life. At this point, your body also has to enter the discussion. Why? Because you cannot be part of the greater corporate, academic, business or industry machinery in your chosen field, without running like a well-oiled machine yourself. Again, whatever is required to make this happen, will be offered to you. As soon as you see the encouraging blip on your radar, pursue it. Your body is your temple.



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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Your Horoscope December 1 through 7

Astrologer’s Diary

Saturn’s arrival in Sagittarius, the sign which rules long-distance travel and airlines, has been a topic on this site since the Full Moon in Sagittarius six months ago. One of those clanging warning bells about air travel arrives this week, as Mars moves into Aquarius and immediately conjuncts Mars and Saturn himself, in the horoscope for the first powered flight. The Wright brothers’ plane, the Kitty Hawk, took off at 10.35am on 17th December 1903 at Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina at 10.35am EST. Mars was at 4 Aquarius and Saturn was at 6 Aquarius. (Data: The Book of World Horoscopes, Nicholas Campion, The Wessex Astrologer, 2004). Whatever situation we have to deal with in our airports in 2015 and 2016 is being set up right now, but the full implications won’t be obvious until Saturn enters Sagittarius on the 23rd.

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Aries: 1-7 December 2014

Aries, your ruling planet Mars enters Aquarius on Thursday 4th December at 11.56pm in London (adjust for your time zone). Mars always cranks up the emotional heat and increases the speed at which things happen. You will see this phenomenon with your old friend, and the group which you are a part of – or the society, club, team or other network which affects you so much. You tend to rise to the occasion when Mars transits your horoscope, as you are well-known for your fast response time and your forward thrust – especially if you feel you must compete, or even fight. Normally, the matter you are about to deal with between here and January 12th would be done and dusted very quickly. However, you may want to make your choices about this group or friend, anticipating communication or information issues which would cause delays or u-turns throughout January and February as a whole. Get verbal agreements or arrangements in writing and privately reserve plenty of cancellation or rescheduling time in the first two months of next year. For obvious reasons you may want to keep life as harmonious as you possibly can.


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Taurus: 1-7 December 2014

Taurus, the arrival of Mars on the solar Midheaven of your horoscope is a solid reminder that you must have a strategy to deal with new career, university or non-profit sector issues. Mars likes a strategy and he requires tactics. Unless there is a plan, all you are likely to end up with in December and January is one reaction, provoking another one – with no idea of any planned outcome. Find your inner Eisenhower or Nancy Wake and if necessary, mentally plot the pins on the map in your mind. If he, she or they are pushing this way, where will you push back? Or should you sit certain situations out? As you can see, Mars can be quite a demanding presence in your horoscope. It is also very clear that January and February will be full of complications, as Mercury will be retrograde shadow from January 6th and not out of the final shadow until March 4th. Consequently, you may prefer to get certain meetings or paperwork out of the way by at least the opening days of next year. Of course you can’t control the timing with your company, business, university, industry or other chosen field – but at least try to have The Plan.


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Gemini: 1-7 December 2014

Gemini, you can really use astrology in a very practical way this week, anticipating cancellations, delays or rescheduling in January and February, and possibly as late as the first four days of March. Your travel itinerary is most likely to be affected, along with any visitors coming to you from other regions or countries, which is typical of the Christmas and New Year period. Your ruler Mercury will be retrograde, from first shadow to final shadow, from January 6th to March 4th. If you have technical issues with the internet during this time, it would also not be an enormous surprise. Mercury is moving backwards through your Ninth House, which rules digital and traditional publishing, travel, foreign and regional connections – and notably, academia and all forms of education. Do anticipate the usual to-and-fro progress in the first two months of next year. All this is worth mentioning now because this week Mars moves into the Ninth House as well, and within days of his arrival in Aquarius on Thursday 4th December you are likely to push buttons and make things happen, far more quickly than normal. That is perfectly fine, but just have alternatives ready, particularly (say) if you are enrolling in your first term, flying between countries or launching a website.


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Cancer: 1-7 December 2014

Cancer, the Eighth House of your horoscope describes what the astrologer Patric Walker (who worked at Harpers and Queen, before it became Harper’s Bazaar) called ‘matters of a joint financial nature.’ This zone of your chart is about to come alive, as Mars moves in, followed by an extremely long transit of Mercury in January-March 2015. Mars likes to shake some action, and you will see firm evidence of this shortly after he changes signs on Thursday 4th December. Try to obtain verbal assurances about your money, business interests, house, possessions, apartment or company in writing, before December draws to a close. And if there is paperwork, read the fine print to see what might happen in the event of a change or delay, specifically from January 6th to March 4th, as Mercury will move through all stages of his complicated retrograde process at that time. Of course, the over-arching theme of your horoscope now is expansion and abundance. Jupiter in Leo is a tremendous protector and he also functions as a growth enhancer – rather like supercharged fertiliser – s0 the overall picture is healthy and prosperous. Do be aware that any highly competitive or conflict-laden situation you enter in December, though, could drag on through February. Do you want that?


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Leo: 1-7 December 2014

Leo, your horoscope this week reminds me of the famous film clip for Ask by The Smiths, where a fizzing bomb makes a special appearance. Morrissey, of course, sings the line ‘It’s the bomb, the bomb, the bomb that will bring us together’ and it’s quite true that sometimes only an emergency can engender intimacy. Fizzing bombs can affect your relationship with a former, current or potential partner in many different ways, though, and the best thing to do with this one is chuck it in the sea. Given your Seventh House transits between now and March 4th, you could be wasting considerable amounts of your precious time and energy on a clunking chapter with this man, or woman, which need never have happened at all. You can thank Mars for this, which enters your Seventh House on Thursday 4th December, and is then joined by Mercury in his retrograde cycle (with all its usual delays and changes) from January 6th. The talking points will change. The plans will undoubtedly change. Given that, you may prefer to keep life as simple and stress-free as possible with this person. Lower the stakes, Leo. At this point I should also mention that conflicts, disputes and fiercely competitive situations – sometimes even outright war – is far more common when Mars moves opposite your natal Sun. Walk away and do not engage. Do not begin this, nor buy into it. Do, however, come up with a Baldrick-level plan.


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Virgo: 1-7 December 2014

Virgo, in the natural zodiac your sign has rulership over the Sixth House of the horoscope, and this is now where we find Mars, making the first appearance here since January 2013. The Sixth House describes your concept of service and duty, particularly in your career or non-profit role, but also at university. The issues extend beyond work, and into questions about what you must do for others, rather than purely for yourself, or your wider ambitions. This automatically brings in questions about how fit and healthy you are for work, or some kind of service, because nobody can be a wheel in a larger machine, unless the mechanism is functioning! You can be a President or Prime Minister and still have this transit, because it’s not actually about your status or power, it’s about your commitment to the ‘machine’, whatever that may be. As the Sixth House is so crucial to your equilibrium, you will need to manage the situation which arises in December in a practical way. It is best described as a call to action, and yet it could also lead you into some kind of internal or external conflict, if you give in to your impulses. That is not the way forward, as your ruling planet Mercury will be retrograde, in all his phases, throughout January and February 2015. Unless you want to begin a rather stressful situation that could drag on for the first eight weeks of next year, take a highly strategic approach and plot the graph accordingly.


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Libra: 1-7 December 2014

Libra, you have not seen Mars in your Fifth House since January 2013. If that was the month that specific events changed your course as a parent, godparent, aunt, uncle or grandparent – or just as a serious lover – then you may well find that December 2014 is the natural second chapter. The Fifth House in astrology is associated with Leo and the Sun in the natural zodiac. These two potent symbols of monarchy and fatherhood bring in other issues too – courtly love (as opposed to Courtney Love), illegitimate children, mistresses (very common) and above all else, questions about the heir and the spare. This is how Princess Diana jokingly referred to Prince William and Prince Harry, and it may well be your son or daughter who is at the heart of the story about to begin. Your younger subjects may also be an issue, yet this generation, born 20 or years more after you, is at a distance for you, because it matters only in the context of work or non-profit commitments. Sexual relationships which are so serious they may end in pregnancy, or the acquisition of nieces or nephews, are also a Fifth House matter. As partnership is so important to you (in general) but also in 2015, with a dramatic April eclipse in your Seventh House of marriage, divorce, de facto relationships and separation – you must shape the future now. It would be so easy to just stumble into a situation which is overheated, emotionally irrational, laden with the potential for arguments (or a war) and far too fast-paced. This is what Mars does, but the whole point of astrology is that you can craft your position as carefully as Wedgwood once crafted delicate china. Kid gloves, Libra. Otherwise the drama could extend until March 4th.


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Scorpio: 1-7 December 2014

Scorpio, if you read your horoscope regularly then you have no doubt discovered just how useful astrology can be. It is the alternative calendar which tells the time in a remarkable way – showing you the territory months ahead, so you can navigate with full-tilt consciousness, rather than just muddling through. As the decisions you are about to make regarding your house, home town, apartment, homeland, household or family will have an impact on the first two months of 2015, you may prefer to take your time, and make allowances for alterations, reversals or delays, which are typical outcomes of the long Mercury Retrograde cycle which begins on January 6th and ends on March 4th, when the final shadow is over. Mars is an archetypal soldier, but in Ancient Rome, soldiers were also builders, throwing up camps across Britain and building forts, aqueducts and all the rest that still stand today. If a builder is in your life in December get everything in writing and read the fine print. Christmas is coming and of course, that means family implications. As it is all too easy for conflicts to arise on a Mars transit, promise yourself you will head off any issues the moment they appear. Otherwise you could be involved in some protracted and unreliable discussion or e-mail exchange, for the opening weeks of 2015. No thanks! Flatmates, live-in partners, tenants, property agents, property purchasers or sellers are all textbook examples of other concerns now. Beyond that, the council or government influences your turf, for obvious reasons. Strategise, plot and plan if you must, but steer clear of potentially abrasive or inflammatory situations, and bear in mind the potential for delays and changes in early 2015.


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Sagittarius: 1-7 December 2014

Sagittarius, much as the internet has changed your life – mostly for the best possible reasons – it is also true that it can never be scrunched up in a ball and thrown into a wastepaper basket. Words, once they are typed on social media, or on e-mails, or onto Wikipedia, cannot easily be deleted. Be sharply aware of this in December, January and February, because it looks as if you will be very busy with projects and plans, both online and offline, that require tremendous amounts of texting or typing. You will be doing this in an overheated atmosphere where there is far less tolerance and time, than might normally be the case. The reason for this is Mars in his new sign of Aquarius, which rules your media, publishing, information technology, multimedia and general communication priorities. Public speaking and teaching (another form of that) are also examples of life departments where the Mars Effect might take hold. Mercury, which rules these same aspects of life, will be moving backwards and forwards throughout January and February this year, so you do need to keep the stakes very low. Given that there will be mistakes, retractions, reversals and long delays ahead, you may want to set up a situation you can actually deal with, rather than one which would swallow up far too much of your time and energy (and emotional equilibrium) should it veer off course. Most of all, no flaming! I realise that’s an ancient word for a very early and primitive form of internet warfare, but Mars rules a fire sign, Aries, so it’s a fit. Cool down instead.


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Capricorn: 1-7 December 2014

Capricorn, you can’t go too far wrong with your finances, tax, banking, business interests, house, apartment or charity when Jupiter is in Leo. This is the planet which has an endless supply of options and advantages for you, and Jupiter will lend his help and protection until August 11th 2015, so there is plenty of time to gain from situations where you must do nothing except hold out your hands and smile. What you share in, or gratefully receive, on this cycle can shore you up for years – there may even be a return in 2027, when Jupiter once again returns to this part of your horoscope. Along the way, though, there are bound to be complications – the old British army term S.N.A.F.U. describes it perfectly. And astrology is here to help you lessen the impact of those. Soon after Mars changes signs on Thursday 4th December you will see a dramatic change in pace, with one issue where the graph could spike upwards and the amount of available patience could plummet. This is your cue to micro-manage the situation so that you get absolutely everything in writing, and then pore over the fine print so that you are aware of the implications once delays, errors or alterations occur in January and February. Just to repeat – with Jupiter lending his weight to the financial, business and property sector of your chart, you are in a strong position. I’m sure you’d prefer to avoid conflict or complication, though, so at the first sniff of a potential fire, throw a bucket of cold water at the smoking embers and walk away. Then go away and make A Capricorn Plan.


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Aquarius: 1-7 December 2014

Aquarius, Mars will enter your sign for the first time since January 2013 on Thursday 4th December, making the ingress at 11.56pm in London. (Adjust for your time zone). Immediately, the focus switches to how you look and appear to the world. If you are typical of your sign you are seen in the context of the groups you belong to, no matter if they are bands, political movements or tight social networks. Nothing to do with the F-book word, but everything to do with genuine friendship, built in layers, over many years of loyalty and trust. You project an image of friendliness, in the truest sense of the word, with that classic ability to circulate, which is so typical of air signs like yours. Now, with Mars in your sign, you must consider your reputation and image in a detached way, as there will shortly be a burning issue concerning your name, brand, persona or online profile which must be answered. Beyond this, the arrival of Mars in your First House may describe white-hot questions about your personal appearance. How young or old you look. Your hair. Your taste. The way you appear in photographs or on video. As Mars has a reputation for accelerating issues and pumping adrenaline through the veins, you may want to counteract this in December and January by deliberately slowing down and strategising, rather than reacting in the heat of the moment. This is particularly important because Mercury will soon be retrograde shadow, and whatever begins to build now, could tie up your time and energy with delays and u-turns until March 4th. Far better to get things over and done with, if you can, and to keep the stakes extremely low. Unless you do this, expect a drama. In many, many acts.


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Pisces: 1-7 December 2014

Pisces, the red planet Mars is about to enter the Twelfth House of your horoscope, which is ruled by Pisces, your own sign, in the natural zodiac, and by Neptune, the ruler of Pisces. Thus, this is the most important Mars cycle of them all, as it touches parts of yourself and your life which define who you are. Within days of Mars entering the Twelfth House, on Thursday 4th December, it will become clear that you must either operate out of sight for some weeks ahead, or focus hard on a secret. The best way to understand this cycle is to work with the metaphor of the ocean, which is a symbol for both Neptune and the sign of the fishes. The ocean is a mystery. The aquatic world is an enigma. It cannot really be fathomed under any normal circumstances, so in astrology the Twelfth House is literally unfathomable. You are well known for your disappearing acts if you are typical of your sign. You are elusive, enigmatic, hard to locate, very hard to see sometimes. You may actually just go off the radar on a regular basis, or be physically present, yet somehow absent at the same time. Pisceans are well-known for their ability to project a hologram of themselves, yet fundamentally exist at a level nobody else ever comprehends. What you are about to venture into, this month, is such a natural, easy fit for this part of you, that you may not even notice yourself becoming slowly immersed in it. The secrets you keep, the inner world you explore, the invisible part you play, the cover-ups you pursue – it all feels utterly natural – because this is what you do! Just be sharply aware of what you are creating, though, and try to lessen the potential for inner and outer conflicts, and muddle, as the next 12 weeks could so easily be troublesome with Mars and Mercury Retrograde, unless you consciously avoid the more obvious pitfalls of what you’re doing.



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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Your Horoscope November 24th through 30th

Astrologer’s Diary

Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods, makes two big moves this week. On Wednesday 26th November at 2.36am in London, he conjuncts Saturn in Scorpio, the sign which rules banks, world economies and the sharemarkets. On Friday 28th November at 2.25am, he changes signs to Sagittarius, where Saturn will also follow him on Tuesday 23rd December. Sagittarius is the sign which rules airlines and all forms of air travel, from round-world trips to space tourism. Nothing ever comes out of thin air in astrology. Even though media headlines sometimes make it appear as if a dramatic event has just come from nowhere, by retracing the planetary patterns it is possible to find out when an issue started, and even why it began. The heavy reality check the world is due to take about airlines, aeroplanes and space tourism in the final week of December, owes a great deal to the situation which will be set up after Friday 28th November so we should all be reading the fine print and asking more questions, because this is a global issue. As for the Saturn-Mercury conjunction in Scorpio, on or very close to Wednesday 26th November we will all have to live in the real world, financially, and deal with what is there – not what we want.

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Aries: 24-30 November 2014

Aries, there is a lot to be said for asking penetrating questions this week. What you hear or read near Wednesday 26th November has such a huge impact on your money, house, business interests, charity, possessions or apartment that it should not be taken at face value. The Getting of Wisdom is a great book, but also a good description of what must now happen. You cannot actually sign off from this episode correctly until you communicate and connect – at least as far as you are able – and discover what the realities actually are, particularly in the context of 2015. The tremendous weight you feel in regard to all of this will vanish in about one month from now, so consider this week’s hard mental tasks to be part of that slow release. You just have to get on with it! The other key issue this week is the growing emphasis on travel, foreign connections, regional ties, education, publishing, the internet and academia. A meeting or important piece of correspondence will be in your diary at any point from Friday 28th November, but you must anticipate all the likely scenarios for next year, as going in blind is not your best move right now. Again, questions are the answer, ironically enough. Find out what you absolutely have to know.


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Taurus: 24-30 November 2014

Taurus, you have had to deal with two revelations about (or for) your partner in recent weeks which have made you feel that everything must be done according to the limitations of the situation. This also applies to your former or potential partner; the sense of being restricted is very real and you no doubt wish life would be faster and easier. Should you have a particular opponent, rival or enemy, then this difficult man or impossible woman has been at the heart of this new, ‘No options’ atmosphere and you probably need an energy top-up by this stage of the month. In actual fact, the energy will come from the certain knowledge that this is the last time in years you will ever have to deal with an episode like this! The Mercury-Saturn conjunction on Wednesday 26th November is decisive. Decisions must be made. Discussions must be had. Things must go in writing. If you are ever going to get to the end of one particular story, then you must find out as much as you possibly can; what do you have to lose by asking questions? The entry of Mercury into your financial, tax, banking, charity, business and property zone on Friday 28th November is a clear reminder that you must read the fine print on documents and agreements which will affect your life in 2015 and even as far ahead as 2016. Do not get yourself into something you later wish it was easier to extract yourself from.


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Gemini: 24-30 November 2014

Gemini, your ruling planet Mercury makes two important aspects this week. First of all he conjuncts Saturn in an area of your horoscope where you must provide a service for others, and do your duty through your daily workload. This horoscope zone also describes your body and the way your physical being affects your capacity for work. After this Mercury moves into your opposite sign of Sagittarius, but more on that in a moment. The news or discussion midweek seems likely to give you a very small canvas to paint on. You must do your best with what you are being given, and what you are  being given is hardly likely to inspire or excite you. Saturn does not operate like that. Instead, you just have to put your head down and get on with what you can, no doubt with your Keep Calm and Carry On mug by your side. You have no idea how liberated and exhilarated you will feel, in January 2015, when at last one monkey is off your back. Monkey? It’s more like a ten-ton gorilla, but you will be working, living and looking after yourself very differently within weeks. The arrival of your ruling planet in Sagittarius is a reminder to be sharply aware of what you are setting up with (or for) your partner. This applies to former and potential partners too. I would also put enemies, rivals and opponents into that category. Whatever is going in writing, in particular, needs close scrutiny, as arrangements and agreements which affect 2015 and possibly 2016 could weigh very heavily, in a way you are not aware of now. Read the fine print.


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Cancer: 24-30 November 2014

Cancer, the Mercury-Saturn conjunction in Scorpio on Wednesday 26th November only underlines the realities of being someone’s parent, someone’s godparent, someone’s aunt or uncle. There are some truths about these roles which are so well-known that they enter the realms of cliche, but this is your life, and you must live it. Turning to the experiences of others and their hard-won wisdom may help you; even something as innocuous as an internet forum may help you. It’s useful to know that other parents, godparents, aunts and uncles have been there before you. Some Cancerians have no interest in breeding, but put their heart and soul into work, or voluntary work, that benefits children and young adults. For you, the role or project is clearly the talking point. There are also serious sexual relationships which may be hit by this Mercury-Saturn conjunction; the kind that could make you an aunt or uncle, if your partner was to marry you – or the kind that could lead to pregnancy, were the condom or pill to let you down. This tremendously heavy atmosphere, so leaden and loaded all the time, will melt away at Christmas. For now, you must do what you must do. The week ends with a reminder from Mercury that everything you set up about your working life in 2015 right now, could be made without full awareness. So ask questions. Lots of them. Don’t sign anything until then.


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Leo: 24-30 November 2014

Leo, the planet Mercury changes signs to Sagittarius on Friday 28th November, which rules your son, daughter, niece, nephew or godchild. If you volunteer or work in a field where children and young adults are the demographic, then Mercury may turn his attentions there, instead. There are also serious sexual relationships which could lead to marriage (instant aunt or uncle status to a younger generation), or the rather obvious routes of pregnancy, adoption, step-parenting and so on. You will soon know what the issue is likely to be, as the e-mails, media items or telephone calls will begin shortly after Friday, and it looks as though December is a month of reckoning, when so much of the next 12 months will be set up. It is extremely important that you are fully aware and completely informed before you make decisions you will have to live with – and how – so promise yourself you will skip assumptions and wishful thinking and stick to some fairly gritty and no-nonsense enquiries. This week also sees a decisive Mercury-Saturn conjunction on Wednesday 26th November which helps your rapid closure with an issue which has dragged on for months, affecting your relative, home town, flat, house, homeland or household. Perhaps it’s even dragged on for years (Saturn entered this zone of your chart in late 2012). This ain’t no disco, to quote Talking Heads. It’s certainly no party. It’s a Saturn Event, and they are about as frothy and fun as an elephant sitting on a Mini Cooper. The elephant will get off the car eventually. For now, just talk. And talk.


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Virgo: 24-30 November 2014

Virgo, your ruling planet Mercury also has rulership over Gemini, and it may be that you, along with the other Virgo and Gemini people you know, are more affected by this week’s planetary activity than other signs. This is certainly going to be a week when the penny drops. You have already had a couple of moments of truth, in relation to your internet, publishing, media or multimedia interests – or perhaps in more basic forms of communication, relating to the telephone, public speaking, language differences and so on. What happens on or very close to Wednesday 26th November is another penny dropping. In fact, it will clang rather heavily. You need to know, though! You need to know exactly what is and is not possible, so you can put one foot in front of the other and proceed to closure. This will happen very close to Christmas Eve, as Father Christmas is speeding across the sky with his reindeer. The week ends with Mercury’s arrival in your Fourth House, which rules your home town, homeland, house, apartment, family members or household. Before you leap into handshake agreements, or signatures, be aware that you need more information. You need the benefits of internet forums, books by experts, homespun wisdom and experience from others who have been in your situation – and so on. There are some decisions you may not want to make. Look into it, before you lock up your life for 2015 and possibly 2016. If something or someone feels rather heavy to you now, be a realist about the weight you’ll carry next year.


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Libra: 24-30 November 2014

Libra, there is a popular misconception about astrology, popular in Indian culture in particular, that it is somehow a fixed and immovable creature, with total control over your destiny and an iron grip on your fate. This is a load of rubbish. Astrology is rather like an astrolabe on a ship, or a giant compass, which reveals the currents of time and the alternative journeys you might take. Awareness is everything. Just by reading your horoscope now, you are shaping your own future with full tilt consciousness. The projects and plans in front of you after Friday 28th November may involve the internet, or more traditional forms of communication – the hand-written or spoken word, perhaps. As you steer your boat towards 2015 you need to be utterly honest with yourself about people, ideas, organisations or situations which you already know could be hard work. There is nothing inescapable about your fate. You seem to be under the illusion that you have locked yourself in. You haven’t. You can change or modify this. And if you ask enough insightful questions, you may even obtain answers that encourage you to walk away. Everything is negotiable after Friday! The week is marked by a Mercury-Saturn conjunction on Wednesday 26th November which encourages you to see these new tasks with your money, business interests, charity or property as the final stitches on a heavy tapestry. This particular piece of work makes the Bayeux look like Fuzzy Felt. Keep stitching and working the fabric of your life. You’ll discard this in around four weeks.


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Scorpio: 24-30 November 2014

Scorpio, events do not just drop into your life from nowhere. What you are now contemplating in terms of your money, house, business, flat, company, charity or possessions had its roots back in May or September, when wheels began to turn and you began taking a particular journey. Since then you have come to know the situation, organisation or people rather better and you are now know what you’re dealing with. Or do you? Your horoscope suggests that you’re still not entirely up to speed with who or what you may be letting yourself in for, next year. Mercury changes signs on Friday 28th November, giving you ample time to find out. In fact, December should be set aside for the deepest questioning and the most thorough and realistic appraisal of what might be waiting for you next year. It’s not too late to pull out. There is no law against it (or if there is, at least you can negotiate it in December, before Saturn changes signs at Christmas). Perhaps all that is required is a different sort of promise, or a revised understanding. What else is going on now? Saturn’s last gasp in Scorpio, your own sign, has already confronted you with two wake-up calls about your reputation, label, name or personal appearance. You know, as a result of this, that there will be more to come. That’s fine. Having come this far, you are more than ready to do whatever it takes, to sign off on one episode.


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Sagittarius: 24-30 November 2014

Sagittarius, it can be harder to deal with Saturn in the Twelfth House of your solar chart than any other cycle, because it is so very difficult to share your private burdens with anybody else. Because you have been covering up a very heavy secret for such a long time, or dealing with a role which others don’t really see – let alone understand or recognise properly – everything has been an internal matter for you. You can share other things in your life with sympathetic friends or intimate confidantes, but not this! Fortunately, the Saturn cycle is breaking as you read this, and you have already seen one or two developments in recent days, which make it very clear this is the end game. Once you accept what cannot be changed, you know what you have to work with. You also need to remember that the future will be utterly different. The game will change. Your options will open up again. In some ways you have to park one particular saga in 2014 and leave it there, but over the long-term, you could surprise yourself at how easy it is to return to something which was once so very restrictive and difficult and do something new with it. What else is unfolding in your chart this week? Mercury enters Sagittarius on Friday 28th November. Make December decisions about your personal appearance, reputation or name very cautiously and find out exactly what is involved.


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Capricorn: 24-30 November 2014

Capricorn, your ruling planet Saturn forms a conjunction to Mercury on Wednesday 26th November. On that day, or very close to it, you will need to take the bare bones of the situation involving a friend, or a group, and work with what you’ve got. You may be able to return to certain issues, set-ups or people later on, either in 2015 or 2016, and approach things in a new way. By then the atmosphere will have lifted and certain events will be out of the way. For now, though, the priority has to be finding closure at Christmas. You have so many other priorities (and some are wildly exciting and enthralling) that you cannot really afford to keep labouring away on a situation that you did not choose. Oh, you might have chosen the surface elements, back in 2013 – but you certainly did not sign up for the kind of saga you have been confronted with this year. Do what you must, and then set aside time and energy for another few tasks, before you leave this behind you. After Friday Mercury will change signs to Sagitttarius which rules your Twelfth House. Look very closely at what is submerged in yourself or your world. What is invisible to others, unless they peer into your hidden depths. Scrutinise your own mysteries and enigmas. This is where you have been gently lowering yourself into a situation you already tried to escape from once. Your reasons were valid, but they were not the real reasons at all. Your soul was warning you about a great weight you needed to avoid carrying, and your soul was right. Now, look at what lies below the surface in yourself, or in your life, and be ruthlessly honest about what 2015 might involve as a result. You can pull back from this. Change it. Or just walk away.


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Aquarius: 24-30 November 2014

Aquarius, you must now be utterly practical about your career, charity role, non-profit work or university commitments. You only have so much time and energy available for this, and although the events of the last week or two have cranked up the drama and intensity, it is also true that you have other fish to fry. Ask yourself what you could achieve, between now and Christmas, that you would be satisfied by, and even proud of. Of course you’re going to have to work very hard, and put up with all sorts of restrictions, limitations, waiting games and obstacles. That is in the nature of this Saturn cycle. Yet, there are ways to do all that, without squeezing every last drop from your soul. And yes, you should still be able to walk away from this with a sense of completion, at Christmas. The new story in your life (well, new since the middle of 2014) involves a friend or group. Perhaps both. You walked into this without any deep knowledge of who or what was involved, and the early stages were about assumptions rather than realities. Now you have had a taste of reality (already) and found yourself dealing with someone, or something, rather heavy. That old hippy word from the 1960’s is actually quite apposite for the new Saturn cycle you are facing. Them Heavy People is a great Kate Bush song, while we are talking about quaint hippy notions, but in this instance, ‘heavy’ means human beings who clang when they walk. Who are heavy-nova, to quote Kylie. Who don’t exactly spring onto the dance floor and fling themselves around. Did you know you can pull out? How would that make you feel? If you don’t want to pull out, just make sure you lighten the load for yourself before it’s too hard to shift.


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Pisces: 24-30 November 2014

Pisces, you are experiencing two levels of Saturn in Scorpio at the moment. One level involves the concept of teaching and learning. Instruction and education. The exchange of knowledge. None of it has given you an easy ride. You have had one waiting game after another, or been hit by people, places or organisations which are ridiculously stuck. This is the kind of cycle when you hit Jobsworths – pedants who are so enslaved by their systems that they lack the imagination or intuition to make the right decisions. You, of course, know what those decisions are! Yet, in this week of all weeks, the whole business of information and knowledge exchange has to be taken on the chin, because you seem very likely to be facing situations which are utterly restrictive and severely limiting. Try to be mature about this. No, life is not a picnic – sometimes you have to eat egg sandwiches on a bus. Beyond the knowledge exchange which forms one layer of this cycle, there are also very specific issues about your regional or international travel, your use of the internet (with all its mental travelling), your digital or traditional publishing, your belief system – and your relationship with people from different nationalities and backgrounds. What you decide this week, helps you gain closure by Christmas. That’s a promise. And for your next task, you must scan the fine print on new professional, university or non-profit sector undertakings, so you do not over-burden yourself in 2015. That paperwork will be with you in the next  few weeks.



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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