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Dec. 26, 2007 -- Jan. 1, 2008


The Goat: (Dec. 21 -- Jan. 19)

The new year begins in fine form for the Goats this year. You certainly deserve it, after experiencing a number of challenging years in the past. Your mood is optimistic and finally it seems that your business is showing an improvement. A contract may be on the horizon.

For All Signs: On Nov. 15 the planet Mars, ancient god of war, turned retrograde and remains so until Jan. 30, 2008. From the earth's point of view this planet and all he rules appears to go backward. The warrior god's dynasty is the realm of aggression and protecting boundaries, whether visible or not. When Mars is retrograde, whomever initiates a battle will lose, no matter how strong he appears to be. (A case in point: The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait occurred in the shadow of Mars retrograde.) He who draws a sword or assumes power during this period will eventually find it turned on himself. Defend yourself if need be, but avoid aggressive moves of any type.

Aries: During the next two months your activities will be emphasized in the life sector related to vehicles, short distance travels, errands, communications, education, your neighborhood and siblings. Use caution while driving because your accelerator foot may be a bit itchy. You are subject to a ticket, especially in early January.

Taurus: Venus, your ruling planet, enters the 8th sector and will remain there until Jan. 25. This suggests favorable influences and opportunities concerning gifts or other financial resources that come through other people. It includes investments, debts owed to you, gifts and insurance payoffs.

Gemini: Mars, the warrior, is in your sign for the next two months. You know you need some changes, and now is the time to probe yourself deeply to identify them. Be careful with your mouth. Anger buried in the past is liable to pop up and be splattered everywhere.

Cancer: During this period you may be struggling with two images of relatedness. One is the nurturing, mothering type, and the other is more sexual and/or intellectual. Or this might be symbolized by home/family versus partners. Somehow it is a challenge to be conscious of both at the same time.

Leo: You are continuing to find pleasure in organizing your life, particularly in support of your financial situation. Circumstances at your place of business are showing signs of improvement. Extra assistance is forthcoming at this time if you need it.

Virgo: Relationships are flowing beautifully now. This includes children, a lover, significant other and also partner(s). The crack of daylight on your emerging business/work plans is growing, and others are encouraging you to move forward. This is a particularly creative period.

Libra: Your ruling planet is Venus, goddess of love and the arts. "She" moves into a new sector now through the third week of January. Your attention will be drawn to gatherings in neighboring areas and with those of your usual environment. Those with siblings or roommates may enjoy improved relationships through this period.

Scorpio: Your attention will begin to shift toward issues of intimacy and partnership, joint and corporate financial matters, taxes, and/or estate and business planning. The overall energy is intense. Take good care of yourself this week and avoid confrontations, which could become a drama.

Sagittarius: Venus enters your sign this week and will be traveling "with you" through most of January. Her presence gives you an air of poise, and people will simply like how you look. Give special attention to driving, handling tools or any potentially harmful activity. Your reflexes are almost too fast. The police are watching.

Aquarius: You are continuing to desire R&R through the New Year's holiday. A good book and a cozy fireplace are probably high on your list of desires. You want to meditate, contemplate and enjoy the pleasures of peace and quiet.

Pisces: If you are in business, your name is spreading rapidly. All circumstances concerning the working environment are improving. One or more friends are promoting you in ways you may not have imagined could happen.

Are you interested in a personal horoscope? Vivian Carol may be reached at 704-366-3777 for private psychotherapy or astrology appointments. Web site:

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