Funnily enough for a month that signals the end of a year, your mind is turning towards some new ideas (or new concerns) or hopefully even a new sense of power. But you will be incorporating a different approach to life in order to regard your circumstances in a more positive light.
For whatever reason, your choices do seem to have multiplied, but that’s not going to help you in making you choices or choosing which direction to go in. Try not to allow your difficulty in arriving at a decision turn into some form of inertia or impotence instead (where you lose the plot).
It’s highly likely that in the first week you either get an opportunity to travel quite a distance or you make arrangements to do so at a later time. Other people at a distance play more of a role in your life (and this could even be legal matters in a foreign land – or right on your doorstep).
There may also be an issue with taking the high moral ground, and you have to dig in your heels to prove your point or to hold firm a strong belief about a matter. With the legality aspect involved that may mean a financial aspect, that you purchase land overseas or undertake a foreign transaction.
Thankfully Mars arrives at the end of the first week and this should positively affect all your interactions, especially in your key relationships and you’ll enjoy a greater sense of self-confidence and assertiveness in your dealings with others.
This effect is going to be around for an unusually long time, right through until the end of July 2014, so you may as well get used to it’s presence – and use it to your advantage!
But with Uranus going direct around mid month, this “firmness” can turn into forcefulness and you could end up being rather controversial. If you are involved in any ongoing family debates, or litigation this will be a fraught and contentious period especially if you have any dealings with a sibling. There may be a misunderstanding so double check everything before you press send (and especially on important documents and contracts) because you may end up buying that you didn’t expect. People are misreading your intentions and it’s easy to put your foot in it so choose your words carefully.
Some of your associations will be very helpful, others will get in the way and hold you back (and in some cases can be potentially threatening and destructive to your own interests).
If it’s the latter you’ll have to give some thought as to what you need to do to dilute those affects and protect yourself and this may throw up a conflict that has ethical implications.
Certainly the Jupiter Saturn trine on the 12th will really help with joint finances, especially relating to your home or a property.
Perhaps around that time you are granted a loan to buy real estate (or decide to undertake renovations) or you gift your partner or family member a real estate asset. Perhaps this simply a “home” related item…“Buy your dishwasher a dishwasher…” :).
But don’t worry; shared money and family are very well aspected.
Uranus turns direct on the 17th after being retrograde since July, but that has allowed a number of insights to filter on through; especially with regards some very individualistic ideas of how you can break new ground. This will become more apparent as the year draws to a close and you’ll know something conclusive by the New Year.
If you are encountering difficulties under Uranus it’s because you have chosen an independent path that is not in synch with the needs of others - the common good. You are not looking at the “whole” but at your own needs so bear this in mind when you are weighing up your options and bringing about changes.
It seems you are taking some actions without thinking about the consequences, whilst the Cosmos is demanding fairness, equality and justice.
Just because it may be good for you, is not the right thinking and if you didn’t see that before, hopefully this change of direction by Uranus will encourage you to look at both sides of the coin.
Uranus is the “awakener” so you will be making huge changes; just think them through carefully first because you could flush out an antagonist (s).
The Sun changes signs in the third week and you’ll be switching all your attention towards your career and general lifestyle, but that will also be along the lines of “what’s in it for me” and I repeat, you do need to consider your choices at a more fundamental level.
We are not talking about decisions for December, but for the foreseeable future and that takes some serious thought. 2014 holds amazing possibilities, just so long as you consider your actions now.
Around the same time Venus turns retrograde (which only happens about every 20 months) and what others think about you will become even more important. If your reputation is in shreds then of course you need a different approach, but for all Rams, this is a month to redefine goals and more specifically, define the expectations that you think others have of you…
Unfortunately for those who celebrate Christmas day there could be a run in with family and arguments (rather than 100% cheer and “ho, ho, ho”) because of a square between Mars in your house of relationships and Uranus in house of Self. In other words conflict between you and others, but in fact it’s a stressful time for you until the New Year, as there are lots of stressful aspects in between.
There is a final bump in the road with a difficult new moon, when you feel under additional pressure and even “exposed” but 2014 ushers in a brilliant new chapter in your professional life.
Unfortunately for the first three weeks of December you are wearing your heart on your sleeve and are somewhat sensitive and reactive. A situation (or someone) pushes your buttons and you are “hair trigger” and feeling rather emotional. This can manifest in many forms, but mainly (with Mercury in a awkward spot) it will be via your communications in all it’s forms is the avenue that you “vent” your feelings.
So burn up the phone lines, talk the ears off your friends, and sent emails to your ex... but you are a bit miserable or even nasty at times as you work through your feelings and it’s possible that these relate to money issues in general.
You are forming an overall view about certain people and a situation that are might even be somewhat skewed and you are particularly sensitive now as well and any negative feedback or “uncertain” support will cause a knee jerk reaction.
It’s a vortex situation in which you continue to madly try to please but unless you put some personal limits in place, you’ll continue to feel worn out and emotionally depleted. You could be confronted with your feelings about yourself and your own worth and it’s true that your self esteem is a bit wobbly.
So it’s helpful that some of your self worth may be restored by the trine on the 12th that indicates that you will be meeting people within your community (such as neighbors) and their warm and favorable reception of you.
Alternatively if you have your own business you will get validation through increased sales and orders (via Internet, website or publishing). Mars will continue to boost your career (especially if you run your own show) and that will continue all the way until the end of July. That said you’ll be spending up a storm this month and possibly going a little overboard with the self-indulgence to make yourself feel better, so do watch your outlays.
Uranus goes direct on 17th, but I think you’ve made some great inroads since July 2013 (unless you have been in “self destruct” mode). In fact you may receive very pleasing or even sensational news about a life situation or you make great inroads in your career.
Unfortunately some Bulls have adversaries who have been trying to bring you down, but no matter how “tricky” or otherwise this energy has been for you, it’s now all about you thinking in terms of yourSelf.
If there is a person, a group or even the way you think (insecure thoughts?) then this energy will allow you to be “YOU”. “I want to be me, I want to be free…” and you don’t give a rats arse what anybody thinks about you anymore….
Nobody is going to put baby in the corner – in other words no one can hold you back, put you down or keep you in check via your emotions.
However you will keep experiencing ‘tests” until you revise your understanding and expectations of the world and how you fit into it.
You’re going to love life from the third week onwards when the Sun moves into Capricorn when you will experience emotional and mental lift-off.
You are seeing a different reality and acknowledging your own personal effectiveness – you feel limitless. But you don’t live on an island so you have to think and operate in terms of something much bigger and more significant than just you (whatever that means in your life circumstances).
Taureans aren’t known for their love of change, but you will be gripped by a sense of adventure and no longer be feeling sensitive and vulnerable (that you will for the first three weeks).
You’ll be doing loads of new things, travelling, meeting new people and enjoying novel experiences and different activities that will be the equivalent of a breath of fresh air. For most this will include some kind of travel plans but I’m afraid if you are travelling around 24-27th expect cancellations, delays or some other kind of drama to occur.
The Sun moves into a very lucky and happy place for you just in time for the holiday season when something occurs that gives you hope for the future after a long and difficult period.
This is further reinforced when Mercury joins it on 24th but if you’ve been going through a rough patch, or a difficult time, you can begin to see better times at the end of it (and that could be the end of financial or emotional difficulties).
Venus retrogrades into Capricorn on the same day and remains there until the end January (actually Venus remains in Capricorn until March, which is an unusually long time but only retrogrades until the end of January).
What was once so important doesn’t really matter as much and you’re more than happy to let go and let God. Actually it’s more because you are enjoying life for a change and anything that stretches you now is appealing.
This is the house of foreigners and legalities and you’ll have better luck with both (that gorgeous foreign lawyer perhaps….). But between now and March 2014 you are more attractive, more admired and oh so charming. Lucky you!
One caution, do not take risks, break the law or do anything too risky or foolhardy around the end of December until the first few days of January. You have been warned.
No matter what “went down” in 2013, it’s time to erase any bad memories of the past and to start again with renewed hope successful".
If you’ve been knocked down get up, rub your slate clean and start again.
I wish I could say that you’re going to have a great December but there are so many stressful aspects with your ruler this month, that much of December is heavy going emotionally.
You are super-sensitized to other people so it doesn’t take much to make you feel wobbly or start self-doubting because your self confidence is somewhat shaky and many Gems have been grappling with some kind of moral dilemma.
The Mercury square Neptune affects your career or public reputation (and also your ability to think logically) and exacerbates this extreme sensitivity that you will have for most of the month.
You’ll feel like others are misunderstanding you, treating you unfairly or picking on you, but this may be because you are feeling a touch paranoid yourself, especially around the end of the first week.
The new moon in your relationships house does give you the opportunity to fix what is broken and the opportunity of insisting on fair play.
Mars enters your house of fun pleasure love and children at the end of the first week and that thankfully switches your focus and energies towards these areas. From now until the end of July (an unusually long time) you can definitely expect more fun and perhaps more romance. Lucky you!
You will feel creative and expressive and rather sexy, so single or coupled your love life will improve (and if you’re one of the lucky ones, it can get really passionate!).
You could be in the throes of a new love or you just want to party more, but you are especially magnetic so people will seek out your company like moths to a flame.
During the second week of the month there are some stressful aspects when your rule squares with Chiron that can impact on your reputation or something goes awry at work.
As a Gemini you’re smart and switched on - a mental Wizard - and when you put your mind to something you can pull off miracles…but it’s best that this is used for good and not evil; as deliciously tempting as the latter is at times..
When Uranus moves forward again on the 17th, you’ll be offloading someone or a group who have served their purpose but that’s probably because you part ways under “difficult” circumstances.
Like you have a big run in with them or a conflict of ideals and this will be exacerbated by the new moon in your sign on the same day that triggers an evaluation of your priorities in life (and of yourself).
This will be an emotional moon but it can bring out everything that has been festering to the surface in order that it can be excised.
Some friends are exiting your life, or you are distancing yourself from someone, but this silly season you probably won’t be hanging with all of the same group as you did last year.
In the third week (on the 21st) the Sun arrives in Capricorn and this commences a period of seesawing emotions and hair trigger and knee jerk reactions. It would be fair to say that between now and at least the first few days of January, it’s an uncomfortable passage for you when you feel short tempered, insecure and out of sorts.
Maybe it’s something from the past that returns like an old war wound or a grief that hits you all over again. Maybe you’ve got time to think about things, but life is not exactly “light and happy” and you are a prisoner of both your emotions and/or some event that still haunts you.
Venus begins retrograding at the same time, so there will be a “heart hole” and someone - a family member, an ex lover, a friend -who is not there for one reason or another, is the reason.
Maybe you recognize you need to part ways with someone or swap allegiances but whatever emotional questions you are dealing with, it’s stirring up your emotions and the Sun, Venus and Mercury are a potent mix.
On Christmas Day there are stress aspects so watch out for arguments with romantic partners and/or your children.
In fact from here right through until 2nd January (especially from 29th onwards) I’m sorry to say is not your greatest hour and you could very well say something cruel or cutting. Or something someone else says causes you to react (and then perhaps attack back) so there could be a verbal battle.
There’s a hard (for you) and intense new moon on the 1st but once you get through the end of December you can at least look forward to 2014, when your heart will sing with joy (and that’s a promise).
You start the month in a tetchy and picky mood and feeling out of sorts and if you feel as if you are overweight then you will go on a diet or join a gym or some kind of “reformatory” behavior.
If your everyday life seems in disarray (which it does!) you will do something to fix your home or domestic environment or whatever it is that is out of order in your world or is “lacking”.
At the end of the first week, Mars will enter your house of home and family for a very long period, right up until the end of July 2014, so your attention will turn towards your home, family, domestic scene and so on.
Maybe your parents need extra help or you are not seeing eye-to-eye with a close family member or there is something about your home or home life and domestic scene that is bothering you or is lacking. Maybe you have issues with your children or pets or are figuring out how to pay the rent or the utility bills.
If there are any long standing and festering family issues that have not yet been resolved, then you are inclined to take the appropriate steps during these months (starting in December). Will you feel a bit more stressed on the home front that usual? Yes. Especially if there is unresolved family baggage and any festering issues with either your parents, partner or another family member.
If you are headed to Vegas, Macau or Melbourne or any casinos or gambling dens, the 12th is an excellent day to try your luck on the table or any form of a gamble. If you have children it’s a wonderful day to bond and share with them. You’ll have a ball.
On the 17th there is a full moon in your house of the subconscious and any emotions that you have down are likely to explode (or at least make their presence known) and it would be beneficial for you to face any internal issues that you have been trying to deny rather than continue to avoid them.
You may need to reach down into your inner fortitude in order to keep going and to recharge and restore your flagging spirits.
Your head may be playing with you, but try and stay Zen and chill and get as much rest and sleep as you can.
Around 17th Uranus goes direct (after about six months retrograde) and the change of direction can throw up some more of the issues that you have been dealing with for most of the year.
This of course means your career, your reputation and life purpose and all Cancer’s careers have been uncertain to say the least… or your reputation has been trashed..or you personally have been misrepresented or misunderstood.
There’s been a lot of changes in both your professional and personal reputation and so this change of direction can be great (or not so great) depending on how it’s been before (remember it’s a change of direction!).
There are issues in relationships (or someone you are having sex with) financial and emotional debts and any form of joint resources (that can also include inheritances, loans and divorce and taxes) - and probably ongoing money or property battles.
This issue could probably spiral out of control but you can’t allow this happen, so make adjustments that shore up your security (or learn conflict management skills).
Consider your strategy and “what’s in it for you” as opposed to simply engaging and firing bullets blindly. Don’t worry unduly because as early as January will bring a breakthrough (the one that you have been expecting) and radically change the power dynamics of this setup.
“Who’s wearing the boot now?” you ask mischievously. [You’ll be looking forward to 2014!].
In the third week your attention will tend to move away from your career and reputation and towards your relationships in general (and you will be taking a long hard look at an existing one in particular).
Either a relationship is lacking or is not “completing you” or worse, causing you to act in ways that are not really you – in other words bringing out your Mr. Hyde instead of fostering your Dr Jekyll.
What was so wonderful about a hook up or a long term relationship doesn’t seem as great (well at least not for a few weeks) and it will require some extra work.
It’s likely that you want someone to give you more freedom and space - or not to control you as much - or some other kind of “back off” (as opposed to wanting more from them).
This will be especially heightened over the Christmas period and on December 24 you’ll be a lot more attuned and more aware of the feedback you are getting - or not getting. If someone doesn’t call you may be devastated or if they do, what they say will have a profound effect. You may have to jump on a plane at moments notice or spring into action because a child, parent, ex or some other family member summons you to a round table or assist with a family crisis (that may be at a distance).
You won’t be feeling too sure of yourself and at times may even feel like you’ve barked up the wrong tree or taken the wrong road in life. Still there is a supportive energy for cooperation and compromise and you can expect some surprises around this time, even in the thick of conflict and controversy.
Being a Cancer, hopefully someone is not so silly as to push you too far as you will dig in and react …so there is the potential for conflict to spiral out of control because you will not be controlled now or told what to do.
It won’t take much to provoke you and you have a hair trigger reaction and if ever you were going to “let it all out” this is the moment!
Always think of the future and best possible outcomes and how best you can manage to achieve that (and let that be your guide when in doubt as to what to do…).
You start the month off with a bang with a number of planets (and a new moon) all signaling that this is a wonderful time to have some fun.
So give vent to your creative urges, indulge and party up a storm. You certainly will be out and about and the “Pursuit of Happyness” is your raison d’etre.
Romance is very much at the forefront also - as are children if you have any - so you will be spending a lot more time focusing on one or the other (or both). You will also be acting like a kid yourself and feeling young at heart - no matter what your age!
That’s not to say that you won’t let that Leo anger out of the bag, and if you do “lose it’ this is more likely to be with a brother or sister, neighbor or your vehicle mechanic.
But that is an ongoing possibility for a number of months - now that Mars in is in this area of your chart of a long time – right through until the end of July.
You might decide to enroll in a course and finally do that MBA but it’s highly likely that you want to improve your knowledge in some way. If you do flex your intellect that could be via debates or arguments, and you might become more of a “know it all”.
Two Cosmic occurrences take place things around the 17th, a full moon in your house of social life, friends, groups, and professional life and Uranus goes direct (after six months in retrograde). The full moon will continue to spur on your social life, (but with more of a lean towards your working life and socializing with colleagues at work).
You’ll be networking more and hanging with business associates, organizations and groups of people.
A wish or long held dream could be fulfilled around this day (or a few days either side) and this might relate to a long standing problem to do with your home and/or family.
Uranus the liberator makes everyone more independent in the area that he/she transits and for you it affects your perspective and “knowing”.
When Uranus moves forward again on the 17th (after six months in retrograde) you’ll find it hard to see eye to eye or agree with on philosophical issues - or on anything really.
All Leo’s have become more assertive (read dogmatic) over the past year, but that’s more because you are now saying “no” to what you accepted previously (and shouldn’t have).
Now you are certain of what you do and don’t want and there is little room for self-doubt.
Indeed some would regard you are behaving rebelliously, but if anyone tries to thwart you or unfairly impedes your progress, you won’t hesitate to engage in legal action but do try and refrain from being drawn into any disputes, especially contractual ones.
Overseas and foreign influences will factor a lot, but be careful when travelling and watch out for hazardous or unexpected situations to occur suddenly and some Leo’s may receive news or a phone call that necessitates you cutting short a trip.
In the third week all that partying (and the arrival of the sun in your house of health) will make you decide to go on a diet or improve your health and get better organized and “back to basics”.
You’ll be more focused on your working life (that you have probably put on second base whilst you were too busy enjoying yourself) and some projects might have gotten out of hand and need your immediate attention.
Don’t worry because you’ll find that you have the necessary discipline and dedication (as the Cosmos has gifted you with loads of energy) and that will help you deal with all the things you have to deal with (and even the patience for meticulous work).
However along with this newfound “orderly and disciplined” approach, comes a precise and picky manner and that will result in fault finding as you want to attend to the things that disturb you in your life.
This may be of your own routines - or the routines of others - or your messy wardrobe or a garden full of weeks i.e. both the micro and the macro.
But your fussiness and faultfinding might drive others to distraction and be warned that you can almost kill with the words that are coming out of your mouth, especially around the end of the month so try and ease up a bit.
You have the urge to be exact and correct and won’t brook anybody else’s opinions, but if you start to arguing over the inconsequential things, it’s time to get a grip.
It would also help to put on your listening ears and discover how other people are feeling….
If it all get too much and your dissatisfaction boils over and you want to throw in the towel, wait until after the 1st when life will look very different.
Whereas Leo’s are having a great first half of December and then a quieter (but perhaps narky and orderly - and quieter) second half, you are the reverse.
Home and hearth is where I can locate the zodiacs virgins at the beginning of the month (when the Sun, Mercury and new moon are all in the part of your chart that focuses on this area). You are more inclined to want to stay home and chill and do little odd jobs around the home and hang out with your family.
Chances are you probably have no real desire to socialize in spite of the “festive season” but rather you’ll be taking a long (and perhaps scathing) look at your lot and may find it lacking in some area.
This might mean that some aspect of your home needs attending to (and that is bothering you) or some other aspect of your domestic environment leaves a lot to be desired.
But it’s much more than that. You’ll be doing a lot of “thinking” in general, about life, love and the whole shebang.
Certain things have occurred during the year and indeed during your lifetime and this is a time when you will be reflecting on your role in some of those events and why. Was it family conditioning (nature/nurture) or some other reason that drove you to take a certain course of action? The full moon will make you dwell on some of these choices and the moral tests that you’ve had to take – and whether you feel as if you passed or failed.
It won’t be a time that you feel on top of things as your self-confidence will be a bit thin on the ground and you will appear more withdrawn and thoughtful and you look inwards.
There could be some dialogue along these lines with your Mother or it could be as a result of some action that concerns or bothers you that prompts this reflection.
At the very least you will be more aware of what makes you tick and why you do what you do and depending on some of those answers, some Virgo’s will go and seek therapy to help reconcile the past.
Thankfully Uranus moves forward again on the 17th and this change of energy will help you to offload whoever or whatever has holding you back, but this won’t be done flippantly or without some degree of discomfort. Indeed you may be dragging your feet in having to actually confront and make some hard and difficult (and painful) decisions.
If you can’t manage this situation it can become a runaway train that will become increasingly harder to get under control (even for you) and may end up costing you in more ways that one. Certainly financially but your energies and your soul.
Alternatively it may be that your spouse or partner wants to pull the plug on the relationship or you receive some news of a departure (or a passing) but it’s most likely that you sever some association as a result of a big fallout - or as a result of some unforgettable situation. [Like you find them in bed with someone else…or a business partner betrays you or a sibling acts in an unforgivable way..].
For a lot of Virgo’s it’s a sad acknowledgement that a relationship is dead in the water and there is simply no spark or if it’s another kind of association (such as a business one) it has run it’s course and served it’s purpose.
They say, “no pain no gain”, and you will ultimately gain from whatever correct action you take, and be liberated and better able to follow your own path unimpeded.
Your career and life path will be affected by the full moon in Gemini as this falls in your life direction/purpose house (and also your reputation and public life and career) these areas will be affected more than usual.
Maybe something that you do at work or in your private life affects your reputation for good - or for not so good - reasons.
Maybe you are headhunted for a job, or receive a promotion – all of these are possible – around this time.
If you are “in the market”, the key is to self promote and network and make others aware of your skills.
Let the energy work for you (not against you) but you could decide to change courses at the drop of a hat. Someone makes you an offer you can’t refuse ..or something happens that causes you to reconsider what you are doing.
It’s equally possible that a boss becomes difficult or disappoints you - or your reputation takes a hit – this can go either way and really depends on you and what you do. Just remember that you are a lot more noticeable and in the spotlight, so you can’t get away with too much…
But if a life situation or job has run it’s course, you will walk away around this time as you are extricating yourself from any situation that makes you vulnerable or threatens your happiness and/or security.
Venus goes retrograde in the third week and this will also help with this refocus and how best you can use your creative talents and get real job satisfaction. Venus only goes retrograde about every twenty months; so don’t waste this valuable window to make some significant changes.
Redefine what really appeals to you, as opposed to simply “going through the motions” and provides more excitement in your career and makes you feel alive and kicking again and enthused about life.
Maybe it’s a lover or a spouse who no longer “rattles your cage” and the joy is gone and you are no longer ”stirred” and so go in search of more excitement in your sex life. (Or you are involved in an unhealthy and addictive relationship that you need to get out of..).
You’ll be pleased to hear that the whole festive period from now until mid January will see your spirit revived and “alive” and you’ll have loads of energy and “get up and go”. There is no way you’ll be quiet and out of the action during this period, but instead really enjoying life in the best way you can.
It’s going to be more important than ever that you get endorsement for whatever actions you are undertaking, but your main criteria now is more freedom.
But the biggest breakthrough for you in December is the realization that someone close is pulling your chain and either using forceful and “power” tactics or being manipulative.
You are drowning in paperwork as the month commences and this may be exams, or finishing off projects at work, or in a legal sense; but you are very busy with correspondence.
You might be undertaking some form of kind of study or training or simply communicating with more people than usual (socially and in via technological avenues).
Your brain is operating on “overdrive” and as you are like a sponge when it comes to being able to disseminate information, use it to your advantage at work or in your personal and social life.
If you ever wanted to write that epic, this is the time to start!
December is an ideal month to wrap up all those outstanding matters that need attending to although it is also likely that you will be to taking more business or social trips than is the norm.
There’s the possibility that you are catching up with a brother or sister, visiting them or vice versa (if they live at a distance) and if you have had a falling out, December is the month to mend that bridge.
Mars arrives at the end of the first week into your sign, Libra and brings a well timed burst of self confidence (and this injection of savoir-faire will remain until the end of July 2014).
Expect to be bold and brave (and dynamic) for a long time to come so use this lengthy window to really make a name for yourself and achieve whatever breakthrough you have been dreaming about.
There is a full moon around mid month when an exam or a course of study could be concluded or a communications project that you have been working on comes to an end.
For those who have been immersed in some kind of legal case, this can be thrown out of court …or you encounter a hitch. But none of this is going to matter, per se because you have a renewed zest for live and it’s going to be your very own Boys or Girls Own Adventure.
Uranus going direct around the same time ensuring that you offload those less-than-helpful idiosyncrasies in your relationship dynamics – the ones that are sabotaging your chances!
It’s also possible that the Cosmos steps in and does this of it’s own accord by breaking a relationship (that obviously as rocky and unworkable) in order that you have the freedom or direction that you need (and were unable to achieve of your own free will).
Conversely that same energy can bring a new relationship to those who have been alone or a new relationship to those who are trying to create a new relationship (as in parent to child).
Some Libran’s will hear the news that they dread (such as “it’s over”) or there is a recognition that something has to “give” in order for the relationship to survive. More freedom and space and greater diversity…NOT more closeness.
AT any rate you are getting a clearer handle on the kind of relationship that you seek and one that is “ideal” rather than the self sacrificing or self serving ones that have made up much of relationship history to date.
Old ways of relating will become redundant (along with the relationship!) if you cannot find a way to make something “new” or different out of the old.
Venus going retrograde at the end of the third week will make this harder to achieve because you won’t want to let go (as you try to maintain the status quo).
But what you need to feel loved, secure and grounded is not necessarily what you are currently getting and you do need to ask yourself the question at this time “am I being emotionally supported?”.
Are you in synch with what you want out of the relationship and are your values in accord?
If you can answer this honesty, then you will know exactly what you want from life and from all your relationships.
If you are happy with the answer then you will spend the last week of December nesting and hanging with the loved ones at home, otherwise you may spend it alone at home under the bedcovers…
One way or another you will be reviewing your “reality” with a specific focus on YOUR input into that reality.
Money is either your concern or your excitement as the month commences, but either way it’s about making more (and you’ll be on fire with ideas about how to improve your bottom line).
By the same token you will be spending a lot more than usual, so just bear in mind that you have to pay for all those purchases at some stage in the future….
Only buy it if you need it or really, really want it, because under these cosmic influences you could turn into a spendthrift. Therefore it’s also an ideal time to give some thought to how best to bring your expenditure under control, a budget for example, but it’s time to come back down to earth and “get real” about your money situation.
Make your finances you number one priority and take control of them before they take control of you (and you will never regret it).
Mars is arriving in your house of the hidden (and self undoing) at the end of the first week and will remain there until the end of July. This placement will confuse you and make you unable to watch your own back (or implement boundaries) and so others will tend to encroach on your space – emotionally, financially and so on.
This mindset can potentially be quite undermining to your progress and of course your own interests because you could expose a secret, or someone may lie to you or take advantage of your diminished sense of self-preservation.
Be a bit careful over these months and in December in particular, because with Uranus changing signs, you could toss in your job or become dejected and tired of your daily routines …but end up throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
In fact for much of December and January you’ll question why you are doing certain things at all - and question whether the job or the person is worthy of your efforts.
Hangers on, OP’s (other people) and anyone else you feel “brings you down” or is ungrateful or wastes your time (or you don’t even like anymore) will get the flick.
It will be quality rather than quality in your social sphere as you do seem to be a bit jaded with some of the same faces who you feel don’t offer you anything anymore (and probably never did!).
When the Sun arrives around the same time as Venus goes retrograde, you won’t have any problems in being able to communicate exactly how you are feeling (although try not to be too insensitive).
Rather use your great communication skills to expand your social contacts and have some fun.
But you are transforming something in your life and it’s not a superficial matter, but rather something you’ve given a lot of thought to before you “release” them - or the situation.
You’ve decided that they or the situation weighs you down in some way and in order for you to have a clean slate, you have to do some offloading.
This could be personal, a working connection or a social one, but as there is also a full moon in your “joint resources” house, it could be to do with shared money or an outstanding debt. Maybe you decide to cut up all your credit card?!
Your new ways of doing things have been going on for a while now, including how you work, where and who you live with and greatest of all, the transformation in the way you see yourself.
Money is your greatest reward in 2014 – either your freedom from it’s clutches or you gain lots – either way you will be a big winner in terms of your lifestyle and happiness.
No-one is going to tell you what to do as you are one feisty Sag right now.
The month kicks off with a new moon in your sign and so it goes without saying that this is an opportune time to launch a “new you” and that might be physical (outer) or emotional and spiritual (inner) - but any kind of overhaul is good.
Either way it’s a great time to put your best foot forward and take control as your energy levels are high and you are feeling optimistic about life and reinvigorated.
In December you should try and do something new, travel, meet new people and enjoy extraordinary experiences that you may or may not have felt much like doing over the past few months.
This is not a time to hide your light, but instead put yourself out there and demand the attention you deserve.
My only concern is that you may become just a tad too wrapped up in your own needs and not have a lot of time or thought for the –needs or circumstances of others because you are too focused on making your own way.
This is even more apparent with the arrival of Mars at the end of the first week (that puts pressure on the area of friends and groups) and applied positively between now and July you can really advance your cause in these areas and improve your position within your social tribe (or working group).
But negatively manifested you could have conflict with these same people and your friends - and even with children – especially if it turns into a battle of wills or a competition of egos.
The key is to promote yourself and advance your cause via the very groups and organizations and friends that you already know (“one for all and all for one”) and support their ideas, and ideals.
The Catch 22 is being able to separate your own interests from those of others, especially if you are all kicking in the same direction but the full moon in Gemini on the 17th will help with this evaluation. There is some opposition (or even an outright adversary) but if you can think in terms of the “group solution” and the “ideal”, you can create bond as well as a solution.
There is nothing wrong with giving someone else a bit of the spotlight for a change, as this will do wonders in a business, financial, property or legal situation.
You can allow someone else to be the head (because you’re the neck!) especially in a partnership – business or personal. Cooperation and negotiation will take you a lot further now as a compromise will turn into a win win.
Remember the cause and effect element of Saturn for you, when you are weighing up ethics and principles, so don’t be found wanting.
In fact you will be evaluating all your relationships – family, working ones, friends – and assess which ones work and which ones don’t.
As I mentioned above, some Sags will unfortunately recognize that they DO have an enemy (but you will know exactly who it is, it won’t be a surprise).
If you are unattached you could meet someone special around the mid month, and this will be quite a passionate and intense encounter. You can expect a highly charged connection of some description!
This is a month when you should try new experiences, because you will see a different side of yourself or a skill that wasn’t evident before (and you’ll be pleased with this discovery).
You are being shaken up by the Cosmos to utilize your talents, broaden your horizons and get a grasp on what makes you so special. In fact you are entering a period in your life that offers new situations and experiences in order to demonstrate to you just how resourceful, talented and adaptable you really are.
But you already know that you are not making (or getting) the most out of life in certain areas (money or sex) so its time to explore ALL your possibilities.
The Sun’s arrival in your money and self esteem house at the end of the third week will reinforce this process and might be that you are weighing up the financial implications of a new direction that you are contemplating.
The Christmas period is tetchy for all signs but New Year’s Eve may introduce an Achilles heel into a conversation about money by someone who knows exactly how to push your button (and it is a sore point for you).
You’ve been treading water for a long time, and there was a Damocles sword or some unknown element that perpetuated throughout 2013 making it impossible to makes plans or move ahead.
It is not until after the 1st January that you will start to accelerate in your financial world (although you saw signs of change in October and November) but 2014 is when your financial world takes off -and so will your self esteem.
You will rock!
It’s an interesting start to the month because the “shit could hit the fan” in the form of a scandal or something private is aired that is potentially damaging to your reputation or just highly embarrassing.
Be careful what you write (or say) and don’t get caught out in an untruth as that will be even more damaging. By the same token make sure that whoever you are dealing with isn’t trying to pull a fast one over you, either.
Because it’s a bit of a minefield out there so you may want to lay low and hide out, and “refill your well” that seems to have been somewhat depleted.
Perhaps something has already been damaged (reputation or good will) and needs some form of repair - or you just need time out to “think straight”.
In fact you may want to regroup and catch you breath because the arrival of Mars at the end of the first week indicates that life becomes “game on” for the next six months!
You will be making mega changes to your career or lifestyle that screams to the world who you are and what you have achieved (or at least clears the deck to allow you a direct route to the top).
Whatever you do is going to rock the boat, so expect conflict, with parents bosses, mates, or whoever’s nose you have put out of joint with your renew ambition and drive (and some gutsy actions).
You are very determined to push ahead now and it’s all about running your own race and not going along with the program.
But you can expect to confront some testing situations especially when Uranus moves forward again on the 17th.
Maybe you move out of home (or someone asks you to move out) but whatever is occurring especially at home base will rattle you a bit - and 2014 could find you in entirely different surroundings.
This has been an ongoing process and this may be the last stage or simply the next step. Complete liberation won’t be yours until mid 2014 but you are getting closer and with each brave step, you gain more courage.
You could have run in with a female figure, a female boss, your mother or mother in law - or some other power female - but you will be well and truly leaving the nest (no matter how old you are) and I mean that metaphorically as well as literally. It’s never too late to become a fully-fledged adult or to stand on your own two feet.
The full moon in Gemini could bring a health issue to light, so watch your health and try and reduce stress and get plenty of sleep. This might be a time when you finally decide to pull the pin at work, but it’s more likely that you fundamentally change your daily environment in some way.
Change is a certainty in December, so think with your head (which you nearly always do) but you may be a tad more illogical and emotional (maybe even distraught) and that can result in less than smart decisions.
Just know that whatever you decide to do it’s about organizing your life and regulating it in some way; because you already know that you are not maximizing yourself (and that will become evident around the third week of the month).
Work on yourself, how you look, how you come across, your brand and your personal image and redesign that brand if you have to and make a New You (or an improved version of the old one).
The Sun arrives on cue into your sign bringing confidence, renewed enthusiasm and new beginnings and you are closing once chapter of your life or at least clearing the decks in order to make room for all the new and wonderful things that are en route.
You are going places (and you know this) and you will fight and defend your cause to the hilt (because now you are only concerned about your own survival and your own wants and needs) …and why not.
There are some testing stars for everyone between 24th and New Year but his may come to a head for you around the 30th, when you have a run in with someone who tries to exert their power over you (or even play the guilt and loyalty card). But you’ve been way too loyal and accommodating until now, it’s your turn in the Sun and the new moon in your sign on the 1st January is your final re-launch.
You are talking up a storm in December and this may be in selling yourself (or selling your ideas) either in a work, social or more intimate setting; but most likely within a corporate group.
That’s not to say that your social life isn’t on fire - it will be - and you’ll be spending a lot more time with friends than you have of late, and better yet, you’ll feel more open and at ease with them.
However there IS something that is making you a tad insecure and more vulnerable than usual, and so you are more open, emotional and expressive and letting it all “hang out”. You are more approachable because you know that you are amongst supporters who are sympathetic and they will respond to your trust and openness.
There is also a financial benefit to be had, as the more you expand your contacts and network of friends and business associates the more that will lead you to your career destiny.
December is a perfect month to join a social cause or a humanitarian group and you will be feeling more inclined towards “causes” and want to help others (physician heal thyself) because in helping others you are helping yourself.
It brings out a more tolerant and open side to you and allows you to focus on others - rather than your own situation - and helps to release some of those anxieties and worries.
With the full moon in your hopes and wishes house on the 17th, a wish that has been “in the making” could finally be realized. Let's face it, up until now you have felt as if you were not getting your dues or not receiving recognition for your accomplishments and especially if you are a high flyer and very competitive, you will have been feeling this very strongly - a sense of falling short of your own goals.
Thankfully Mars arrives at the end of the first week and will bring the necessary energy (for over half a year) that will help you to really improve your situation - or whatever you deem to be important to you. There also appears to be a lot of overseas travel coming up in the next few months, staring this month.
What you cannot do now is nothing, (as you are likely to go a little crazy) so continue to break through the barriers, try new things or a new career and advance your cause.
There is little holding you back right now, although the change of direction of Uranus can bring some self doubt (but only if this was instilled in you during your formative years).
But there might be something to do with your belief system that you are questioning and you may not be seeing eye-to-eye on issues with family members.
It’s very possible that in December or early in 2014 you decide to move or relocate but you will be moving further afield from your original family and their views than closer toward them!
Your thought processes and outlook are changing in a very substantial way.
There is a full moon on the 17th and this affects, love, children and creative projects. You could get the nod to start a creative venture, you could decide to get married or move in together - or you could decide to split.
For those Water Bearers who are in happy relationships you can look forward to a highly enjoyable second half of December, that is full of socializing, fun and good cheer.
The arrival of the Sun at the end of the third week in your house of endings, the hidden and the subconscious, may make you consider some of your moves and decisions earlier in the year and how that is impacting on what is occurring in your life now.
Perhaps what seemed like a good idea back then, wasn’t ideal - and that is evident now. It’s possible that you have to work through some consequences (emotional or financial) as this is the house of cause and effect. (And you may need some quiet times, given this the due reflection the Cosmos demands of you).
Even though this make bring some heavier moments over the year’s end, you are “coming to terms” with your reality and making way to welcome the new cycle that starts at the end of January (and 2014 is chocker block with new beginnings and fresh starts!).
It’s hard right now to define what exactly it is that you DO want to achieve and whilst you are reflecting, it’s best not to make any irrevocable decisions.
There is much happening behind the scenes that you are not aware of - or are privy to - and they are literally “waiting in the wings” and you know nothing about what is “going down”.
If you “exit stage left” and remove yourself from this opportunity you will sever all those future possibilities and you don't want to cut yourself off from what lies ahead for you.
Don’t panic about time, it’s on your side and it is not - nor should it be - a factor in any decision. For example if you are unemployed don’t panic and head in another direction …just as someone has you in mind for a wonderful opportunity!
Someone that was in your past (personally or in a career sense) will be your future again.
There is some much on your plate it’s like a smorgasbord of options, all to do with career and lifestyle and you may be making decisions and changing direction because you feel you can do better for yourself.
The Cosmos is going to throw up a host of issues to do with what you do and how you live (work, home, etc) for most of December.
The kicker is that you will work out that you are undervalued and underpaid, but then not know what to do about it.
That (and the new moon) may be the reason why you turn away from career concerns and focus on your home and family. Maybe you buy a new light or paint a wall or sell and relocate, but you will be spending more time with your family and tending to your home for most of the month.
Children that you haven’t seen in a while may be visiting or you may be visiting your parents or siblings, but bonding and renewing relationships is a strong theme for most of the month.
Many Pisceans will be selling or buying or at least thinking very seriously about a move, and it’s all about what you are going to do for the long haul.
Mars enters are rather emotional part of your chart at the end of the first week and will stay there for six months so this is going to have a big impact on your decisions as they will be emotionally based.
That is if you can make decisions at all, because you are likely to feel impotent and muddled and in fact powerless to make any kind of real decisions. For example you may have fallen madly in love with someone who lives at a distance …just as you are about to launch a business. Do you give up the business or do it “part time” while you travel interstate?
In other words your emotions have you in a vice like grip and you are a prisoner of someone else’s needs. Maybe a loved one has ill health and you can’t do anything. It can be any number of manifestations, but your own resolve is diminished that makes you feel powerless (and frustrated) and so there will be rows about the “situation”.
At worst your dreams and plans can go out the window, and if this was to occur it cold happen around the time that Uranus goes direct on the 17th but one way or another it’s coming to a resolution, and chances are a good one.
Everything could fall into place in the most universal way possible but as this energy affects both your individuality and freedom, be very clear on what you are sacrificing in order to feel secure and vice versa.
For example you could forgo financial security for love, and in so doing improve the quality of your life and bring happiness by “down sizing” or paring back or foregoing a dream.
But bottom line is, you should never lose sight of your financial situation entirely (otherwise it’s literally freedom “at any cost”) and any endings that are likely to occur will be within your home and family.
You sell the house, move or capitulate on a family issue or you give up your work to stay at home with a loved one - because what’s the point of having an income if there is no one to share or enjoy it with!
You no longer want to shuttle back and forth between home and work. There has to be more to life - and there is!
However these changes constitute big decisions and therefore there is likely to be big sums of money under discussion (in the form of a house, job, business etc..) as any kind of major lifestyle change costs major money.
Maybe you start up a joint business, or relocate to another state (or country) buy a house, get married, have a child, do an MBA, build a parents retreat of a nursery…
Mars for the next six months will focus on joint funds, debts and so on (but remember these financial decisions will be emotionally based…).
You will see the month out with a very social passage and “find your feet” and all will feel right with the world; but don’t fall into the trap of taking anything for granted, especially with your friends. By the same token don’t take yourself for granted and be a backdrop to others who continue to overlook you and your needs.
This area of your life has been unpredictable and the area of friendships has not been a smooth or overly secure ride and in fact at times it’s been down right confusing and disappointing. Now you are taking back your power (just like you “ruled” in the past) and 2014 shows you being dominant amongst your tribe and socially very successful again.
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