HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAGITTARIUS - ENJOY! ENTERTAIN! We are coming into that magical time of the year. The Holiday Season. This particular time of the year emphasizes the changes that are taking place within ourselves as well as within the globe. With Venus in the picture we can expect to see heart opening, love, art, changes in our relationships. We want more freedom, equality, love and compassion in our relationships. Our human, receptive, emotional and heart centered nature is getting a lot of support from the universe.
Mantra for the month - Generosity towards others, brings light and happiness into our own lives.
THE HOLIDAY SEASON, and the magic of Christmas is symbolized as the Winter Solstice begins on December 22, and the Sun commences in the earthy, Saturn ruled sign of Capricorn. This period marks both an ending as well as a beginning as we welcome 2024.
Astrologically speaking, Jupiter, the planet of opportunity and chance now in the Venus-ruled sign of Taurus, brings sentiment and emotion to everyday life. For most, transiting Jupiter in Taurus allows us to tap into our emotions, to give and receive love on a much higher deeper,emotional plane. Traveling in a 12 year cycle, its last occurrence was in 2011. For many this will be a significant period as we may begin to see a complete positive shift in ourselves, relating to others in a more kinder fashion; using our hearts instead of our words.
DEC 5, 2023 - VENUS, THE GODDESS OF LOVE AND MONEY - MOVES INTO SCORPIO - TIME TO FACE OFF - The truth and only the Truth - Venus in Scorpio is all about unearthing, bringing fantasy to reality - shedding light on matters that need to be addressed. Although it can be painful, it is what it is. However during this holiday month with Venus, the planet of love, in Scorpio we may mind our manners, and not dip into our resources as much as our relationship with money seems healthier, yet not as careless. Though born under Scorpio, Leo, Taurus and Aquarius may begin to get a sense of what intensity is all about.
DEC 12, 2023 - NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS - AS THE NEW MOON PLANTS ITS SEED - THE COSMOS IS WAITING TO TEND TO IT. SET YOUR GOALS - HAVE A VISION. The New Moon begins a new cycle of growth and renewal as it prepares us for 2024. Set your intentions, manifest your goals and ambitions. This is one of those times when Astrology comes in like a force breathing life into anything it touches. It allows us to communicate effectively, allowing us to delegate and plan for the holidays.
DEC 27, 2023 - FULL MOON IN CANCER - WORK FROM WITHIN - Much like the Moon, the sign of Cancer is sensitive and emotional - nurturing and feeling. In the dance between the Sun and Moon, this particular Full Moon is a potent one in that it is in its ruler ship of Cancer. Therefore those born under Cancer, Capricorn, Aries and Libra are very much affected. So when the Full Moon in Cancer occurs, it is time to delve into the realm of deep set consciousness and open the door to the inner child within.
Aries ( March 24-April 20) - The greater the challenge the more powerful you feel as this months influences bring to light a feeling of unrest as well as excitement. Mars, your ruling planet in sync with your own sign, adds a flavor of fairy dust to you. Let it work for you, run with it. . Also Jupiter, continues its greater influence financially, widening your curiosity when dealing with everyday details. However, the holiday season is here, sit back and enjoy, then began a plan after Dec 30.
Taurus ( April 21-may 21) - Though you dislike change, and you resist diversity, you may be excited by the prospect of new and better opportunities that await you. Specifically speaking, work related options. Also, personal matters become less strained, and Jupiter, in your own sign, may force much needed gain. This aspect can help to create a feeling of being more settled. When traveling, be cautious between Jan 2 and Jan 6th.
Gemini ( May 22-June 21) A very interesting, yet powerful cycle for you as Saturn continues to be at odds with your own sign could trigger a shift in your direction of lice. Personal and/or business related partnerships take on a new meaning, as well as new outlook. It’s either make it or break for the year ahead. Also be aware of your limits this month, and do not be too hasty when taking on new projects.
Cancer ( June 22-July 23) - Streamline your work load this month, and focus on accomplishing left over tasks. This holiday season give yourself a gift the keeps giving; time with family & friends. Also, an exciting prospect awaits you between Dec 7th through Dec 27th. Money and/or love? In addition, Jupiter in sync with your own sign brings to light your more creative and fun side. Welcome the change.
Leo ( Leo July 24-Aug 23) - As always, personal relationships, work as well as play, are your main focus, and now that lucky Jupiter is at odds with your own, you may discover yourself a bit more serious about matters that need your immediate attention. Also, as the stars are very much in your favor, you may find that you are in a lucky cycle through speculation/chance taking. However set your limits.
Virgo ( Aug 24-24-Sept 23)- Influences in your area of work, accent your ability to be more productive as well as challenged which is very much to your liking. Though you are resistant to change, you may see yourself more open than usual for the upcoming year. As opportunities begin to unfold the light at the end of the tunnel is very much in view.. Also be aware that you may find yourself seeking out, a little less ridged and more apt to step out of the box for a change.
Libra ( Sept 24-Oct 23) - As Pluto continues to hover over your 10th house of career. you see yourself striving to make changes within the scope of what is tolerable. In addition, Saturn's influence allows you to broaden your perspective when dealing with others. As always communication is the key as you allow yourself the satisfaction of expanding your outlook without stepping on too many toes. A good period for you to relish in the holidays while creating the balance you so desire.
Scorpio ( Oct 24-Nov 22)- The home front for the holidays is the focal point for the next few weeks or so as influences set the stage for better family interaction. Communication should be clear and less strained. Work matters should for the time being, left on the back burner. Time for family, friends, and a lot of reflection however this may be a keen time for you to focus on your finances with transiting Mars traveling through your money house.
Sagittarius ( Nov 23-Dec 21) - Your dreams and ambitions are clearly noted as the end of the year brings to light a much needed desire to spread your wings. While your mental juices continue to brew your actions may take you on a much needed journey. Also, Jupiter, your ruler at odds with your own sign, may trigger a sudden change in work, and/or personal connections. It's up to you as to how it is played out.
Capricorn ( Dec 23-Jan 20)- Tremendous potent mental/spiritual changes occur as Saturn continues to travel through the most sensitive area of your chart; your Be aware of your limits, and be timely with how you handle things. Resolution and moving forward is the key start this year. Also, this can also be a strong time for career advantage as your desire to forge ahead brings you into a better place. All in all, the year ahead promises much success.
Aquarius ( Jan 21-Feb 19)- If your ambition is to play a major role on life’s stage, this could be the month where you may get your wish. This cycle opens the way for personal recognition, allowing others to see your self worth as the planets regain their veracity . A strong time for money and financial gain although the holidays may set you back a few. Matters of the heart may be put on the back burner for short while as you see yourself more motivated in other endeavors.
Pisces ( Feb 20- March 20)- As true as your spirit is, this holiday season finds you clear sighted and totally aware of all that is around you. Your instincts at their best. An excellent time to venture into your own unique space, your creative juices are forever flowing. Love, as interesting as it will, will be even more exciting this month, however not without sacrifice..
*JANET AMID is a columnist & radio/media personality and can be heard Monday morning's 8:10 AM to 8:20 AM with Denny, Suzi, and Paul on 93.5 FM. Text or call 419-240-1935, as I take your astrological questions/requests!
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