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For the week of Dec. 23


For All Signs The Romans, when Christianizing the Jews, are thought to have chosen the 25th as the annual date on which to celebrate Jesus' birth because Hanukkah, an accepted tradition, was celebrated on the 25th day of Kislev, third month of the Jewish lunar year. Across the centuries and cross-culturally, humans have always found ways to celebrate the light of Spirit that never quite goes out inside, no matter how dark it may appear in the world. We rejoice in the ongoing rebirth of hope for new life on the planet and within our psyches. May each of you experience fresh inspiration and expectation of joy in the year to come.

Aries Your ruling planet is moving into the sector of travel, legal involvements, education, teaching, and publication. Activities will increase concerning the internet, dealing with people from a distance or foreign cultures, and philosophical beliefs.

Taurus Early in the week aspects look difficult in the areas of debt, requests or favors, intimate encounters and social life. But after Christmas you will see a big improvement in any or all of these areas. Loneliness turns to love and laughter.

Gemini During this period of time you will likely be traveling or entertaining others who travel to your home. You are in a cheery frame of mind, feeling cooperative with all those whom you love. Marriage and partnership(s) are a major topic.

Cancer The week is laden with assorted complications of social life. Messages may be mislaid or friends may change plans at the last minute. The end of this year closes out a cycle of 18 to 20 months. Finish old items on the agenda and clear the decks for a fresh direction.

Leo It appears that the weekend brings you an opportunity to do something quite different from the old traditions. You will enjoy experiencing something new. You frequently work yourself into a lather over the December holidays; this week kick back and just enjoy the ride.

Virgo Your household and family have finally sorted themselves into some kind of order. Decisions that were pending are now more definitely settled. You are happiest now if you can be at home or with your family of origin. Take a break from normal routine.

Libra Pre-Christmas plans may include social obligations that you would rather not attend. Your work and career seem to be on your mind. Following the holiday everything, including your attitude, improves. A contract or a short trip is likely to develop before the end of the year.

Scorpio For the next few weeks your ego and sense of self may be thoroughly tied into issues of money. This is not conducive to a sense of peace, so talk to yourself about downplaying the "wants" for awhile. However, if you truly need to make more money, this is the time to seek it out.

Sagittarius Mercury is now direct in your sign. Decisions and circumstances that have been difficult to decipher or complete are now clearing. You can prepare to move forward on matters that were pending. Beware of new romance. Enjoy, but don't expect it to last forever.

Aquarius The December holidays are often a challenge for you, because you want to make sure everyone else is happy. This year you will have the privilege of enjoying friends who want to make sure that you are happy. Ignore your old habits and take advantage of this great opportunity.

Pisces Friendships of long-standing nature are highlighted this week. Capricorn friends or relatives may be prominent. Your mood is bright and you add cheer wherever you go. You may be "hiding" from the usual fare of the holidays. It feels positive and serves as a respite.
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