Capricorn The Goat (Dec. 21-Jan. 19):
You may be taking a sober look at one or more relationships. Even the very closest friends cannot know each other from the inside. Sometimes we forget this fact and need to become aware that we are actually separate beings, helping when we can. Sometimes our energy is too low to be there for one another.
For All Signs: During this Christmas week we may encounter multiple shifts in previously made plans. Mercury will be turning retrograde on the 26th and we are now well within range of its effects. Delays and revisions of schedule are likely with lots of "hurry up and wait." The solution for most of the issues encountered will be time and maintaining a sense of humor. This is a time for completion of projects previously set aside. Now that both Mercury and Mars are retrograde, it is important to understand that brinksmanship, whether political or personal, is a dangerous tactic and should be left alone. That being said, I wish you all a fine Christmas holiday.
Aries: Difficulties concerning your work in the world may be intruding on a genuine celebration of the holiday. If possible, spend some time with children this week. Their happiness may help allow the child inside you to emerge, in spite of worries.
Taurus: Issues related to the law, education, travel or publishing may come to a turning point this week. Whatever you are seeking will require a lot more investment than you originally thought. You rarely change your mind, once a decision is firm, but perhaps it would be better to try again later.
Gemini: Old issues concerning the sharing of resources may be up for review again. "Shared resources" include partnership money, insurance benefits, investments or anything of value between you and another. If not material, you may be thinking about the energy you share intimately.
Cancer: Most of the activity this week will be in the realm of your partner. There is much to discuss and many ideas to consider. Maintain an awareness than Mercury is turning retrograde and any decision is likely to be changed soon.
Leo: Many of your plans may be skewed during this time. Use diligent caution in sports, or when using tools or sharp instruments. Your physical cycle is on a low. You are pressured enough already. Don't push yourself now.
Virgo: Mercury is turning retrograde in the territory that rules children, creative efforts, gambling and love life. Anything on your radar screen that is related to these territories is subject to turnaround, review, deceleration, rethinking for a few weeks.
Libra: This holiday week looks as though you are adopting responsibilities that are usually handled by others. You may be feeling quite alone. If you can step aside from your ego's complaints, it could be a really good time to experience the true Self.
Scorpio: This is a time that will test the meddle of your relationships. Dormant or hidden tensions that are gnawing at the edges of any relationship are likely to become apparent now. Make an effort to recognize the difference between ego conflicts and genuine difference of opinion.
Sagittarius: This is a strongly positive week in which your faith in yourself and all humankind is supported and nurtured by the people and circumstances in your path. Hopefully you are aware of a type of joy that is beyond mundane experiences of life. One caution: keep one foot on the ground.
Aquarius: You have access to the positive energy being poured from "above." You may feel the need to help others and perform good works. Those of you who are super sensitive may be feeling the sorrow of those in the world who are hurting. It may be necessary to disconnect yourself temporarily from the collective.
Pisces: Although you thought you were invisible, this is a time that others will be singing your praises. You may have had no idea what sort of significance your presence has had for others. Stay in touch with your inner self, in spite of the applause.
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