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ASTROLOGY HAPPENINGS

Your Monthly Horoscope for December 2014
 by Victoria Fugit 

December is typically centered on Christmas and holiday celebrations – parties, shopping, giving – perhaps stretching our physical and emotional energies as well as our financial resources. The first eight days of December we feel an expansion of these activities and outward focus. However, after December 8th when Jupiter goes retrograde, there is a gradual turning inward. Deeper priorities and more heartfelt activities feel more comfortable. On the 11th Venus moves out of jovial Sagittarius and by the Winter Solstice we have Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Pluto in practical, stable Capricorn.
The next to the last square of Uranus and Pluto occurs on the 15th, but is felt throughout the month. So expect to see more of the geopolitical darkness and craziness which we have witnessed over the last few years. The last and perhaps most potent of these squares occurs in March, so the joy ride isn’t over yet and the final results of these squares will not truly be seen or experienced for years to come.
A bigger and more positive picture of all the changes past and to come can be seen in the aspects and symbolism of the winter solstice on December 21st... The winter solstice marks the victory of the Sun over the darkest days of the yearly cycle and a turning point toward the light.
As the summer solstice is seen to be equivalent to the full moon of the yearly cycle, so the winter solstice is the new moon of the cycle. In ancient and indigenous societies the winter solstice was celebrated as the beginning of the New Year. This is a much more sensible point in time to indicate the start of a new cycle since astronomically this is the actual turning point when the light of the Sun returns to release the seed impulse for the next cycle. One of the words for this season is Yule, which means wheel --- turning the wheel of the new cycle or year. In the time of greatest darkness, humanity waits for the rebirth of the Light.
This year we also have a new moon on the solstice accenting the metaphor of rebirth and planting the seeds of what we wish to harvest in this new cycle. With five planets in Capricorn, a practical earth sign ruling structure and stability, what better time to put intention and focus on what we choose to create in our lives. This is a much more potent and fertile time to plant and focus on “new year’s resolutions” than January 1st.
The longest night is a fruitful time for setting intentions. What you conceive now can grow with the increasing light of the Sun, and gain momentum in spring. You might start a tradition of setting Winter Solstice intentions and see how many come into being by the next year.
This winter solstice will occur at 4:03 pm, Saturday, December 21, 2014 Aries --- A lovely trine between Jupiter and Uranus gives the gift of innovative optimism. Let go of chaotic behavior and opt for creativity and possibly unexpected love. Joy and spontaneity are the keys to getting the most out of this month.

Aries Astrological Symbol
Aries – Those of you born March 31st to April 4th are most heavily influenced by the December square of Uranus to Pluto. Avoid confrontation and impulsive actions. Look before leaping. If you’re born April 12th to 15th Jupiter in trine to your Sun smoothes your way and brings opportunities for the New Year, although they may be slow in manifesting. Saturn moving into a trine of Aries on December 24 for 2015 brings big rewards for self discipline to all Aries.

Taurus Astrological Symbol
Taurus – Well, aren’t you the happy, productive one. All that Capricorn influence just carries you along and you accomplish so much with so little effort. Just the way Taurus likes it. Later Taureans will feel minor irritations from Mars and Jupiter, both urging you toward bigger, better, more and some dissatisfaction with the status quo. Just know you’ll get there in your own timing.
Gemini Astrological Sy
Gemini – With Saturn coming to a square of Neptune please check all your plans around work and career to make sure they are well grounded. Avoid legal actions until mid-January and placing burdens or restrictions on your partner. Your communications are upbeat and can support others in seeing the brighter side.
Cancer Astrological Symbol Cancer– Seems like things are opening up for you, Moon child. Money may be better and unexpected changes in your life and work are finally jelling. Try not to let change ruffle your shell, it’s all for the best. Just relax and imagine change as a warm shower, washing much of your past worries away and replacing them with a fresh sense of trust.
Leo Astrological Sign Leo – Your optimistic light burns brighter now that Saturn no longer squares Jupiter in Leo. As Saturn move further into Sagittarius your exuberance for life strengthens and begins to manifest more of your creative spirit. Work and self- discipline will be components of new projects, but they will be undertaken with joy because you’ll love what you’re doing.
Virgo Astrological Symbol Virgo – Home, family and children take much of your energy this month. There may be some inflexibility in siblings but it not long-lasting. A new 12 year work cycle begins which cuts away the old pattern and opens new opportunities may come up for you. Don’t get into partnerships unless there is absolute clarity around expectations.
libra Astrological Symbol Libra – October 4th through 7th birthdays are still experiencing imbalance form the Uranus, Pluto square. Be gentle with yourself and don’t let others bully you. Reevaluate your communications and adjust your stance with that Libra charm and grace. Libras may have experienced a pinch in the pocketbook lately, but Saturn will soon move out of your money house and with it much of the restraint.
Scorpio Astrological Sign Scorpio – Saturn has been lowering your energy for a while and by now, you probably realize that it has slowed you down in order to restructure the way you have approached life. Pluto and Neptune are deepening your intuition and personal power, Saturn shows their best use for you and others in your life. I won’t tell you to be playful, but may I suggest more creativity, whether musical, artistic or just the way you deal with your children.
Sagittarius Astrological Sign Sagittarius – Don’t be tempted to overspend this month, you know how you love parties and entertainment. Tone down your customary bluntness, even if it seems called for. Everyone is really doing their best with what they have. Check this month for any possible problems with water – that goes for January as well. Travel may be in store for you to places that warm your heart, if not your toes.
Capricorn Astrological Symbol
Capricorn – Keep rolling with the shifts and changes, Capricorn. If anyone can maneuver through these times, it’s you. There may be unexpected changes in your home or foundations if you were born between January 1st and 4th. Venus in Capricorn this month gives you a brighter outlook and when she conjuncts Pluto (near the solstice) she increases your charm and magnetism. Ask for what you want, you may be surprised.
Aquarius Astrological Symbol
Aquarius – Partnerships, communications (possibly with siblings) and personal goals could come together to create positive action and direction in your life. Don’t let illusion or self-delusion be a part of your dealings with finances. New ideas can be a distraction or a new direction in your life. Let go of those in your circle of friends who are not supportive and life affirming.

Pisces Astrological Symbol
Pisces – Over the next two years Saturn will be restructuring your life for the better. December brings opportunity in work or career for greater support and/or responsibility. It also brings the warmth and security of friends and family. Enjoy the Yule -- the turning of the wheel in the yearly cycle. Neptune is in the early part of Pisces and will bring positive transformation, greater intuitive abilities and more creative thought to you over the next 10 years.
   

About Victoria: The passion I have for Astrology began when I was twenty-four. I had been traveling in Europe for months and was becoming more and more curious about the letters my mom was sending me. They were waiting for me in each city or town I went to and it was as if she had a spy following me. She seemed to know my every move. Then she started to give me advice about what was coming up and what to watch out for. Coming home, I was horrified to learn that both she and my dad (LT. Colonel in the Air Force) were involved in Astrology. I asked them how two well-educated and intelligent people could possibly believe a superstitious myth that was so lacking in any proof of its claims. My dad said he had no belief in it. It worked, so he used it, much like electricity – we don’t believe in it, don’t know exactly how it works, but are happy to turn on the lights with it.

So I set out to prove that they were deluded. After three years of study in San Francisco and taking a correspondence course from a school in England, I apologized.
Astrology has been part of my life ever since and has led to my involvement with researchers and teachers in the human potential movement, such as Jean Houston (Institute for Mind Research), Werner Erhardt (EST), Elmer Green (Duke University), Joe Kamiya (early researcher in bio-feedback), Swami Rama (Himalayan Institute) and others.

Sun sign astrology obviously doesn’t give the depth of knowledge available in a full reading. Each chart is unique, like snowflakes. But it’s fun and entertaining. Hope you get both from this column. You can get in touch with Victoria at 435-259-9417 or vfugit@etv.net

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