By Michael Goldstein
By Dennis Romero
By Sarah Fenske
By Matthew Mullins
By Patrick Range McDonald
By LA Weekly
By Dennis Romero
By Simone Wilson
One of the opportunities for individual growth during
2008 might manifest as early as this week. If there's a chance to travel
to far away places, even to another coast, by all means follow through on the
offer, no matter what it takes. "Great good fortune" as the I Ching
says, comes to Rams eager to gain more knowledge about the planet and, while you're
at it, figure out how to prosper in a foreign land. With expansive Jupiter in
your Capricorn career house for the next 12 months, your reputation could grow
as big as your bankroll.
To think that a practical, albeit sensual Taurus could focus so much attention on enjoying the fruits of other people's money this holiday season is truly mind boggling. However, such is the case. Be it an investment, an insurance award or an inheritance, graciously accepting these "gifts" will carry you well into the new year. But if acquisitions aren't your cup of tea, the romantics among you might be equally thrilled with the action your affectionate Venus ruler attracts while passing through your Scorpio marriage house.
There are quite a few astrological high points scheduled for the rest of the year, but the one that can have the greatest impact on you personally is the union of your Mercury ruler and the sun in your Sagittarius marriage house on the 17th. Because Mercury is so NOT retrograde, the messages you hear, the images you envision will likely be about your future rather than your past. The 19th can also be significant: Mercury conjuncts powerful, clandestine Pluto before crossing into Capricorn, the sign of the ruling class, the next day.
With so many star-driven events on tap, this holiday season could be a crucial one in world history, and a noteworthy one in your diary. After generous Jupiter enters your Capricorn complement on the 18th, start looking for a "sugar daddy" or "sweet mama" who can provide the kind of opportunities you haven't been offered since 1995. Can't remember that far back? Ask a sober sibling or neighbor. Since prudent Saturn has settled in their zone, they're the folks you can rely on for the next two years.
The hot, fun times won't stop when jolly Jupiter leaves fiery Sagittarius for highly structured, goal-oriented Capricorn, but your aspirations could burn a little brighter. This is especially true after your sun ruler conjuncts regenerative Pluto, crosses the Galactic Core and enters the sign of the Executive at the solstice. With so much astrological activity in your house of work habits, diet and health, it should be relatively easy to stick with a few New Year's resolutions, e.g., to get out of debt and whip your body into shape.
For the past year expansive Jupiter has been busy stretching your concept of roots; next year you'll be encouraged to enjoy the rewards of the seeds you've sown. The gigantic gassy guy enters your Capricorn house of creativity, recreation and romance on the 18th, followed by your Mercury ruler on the 20th and, on the solstice, the sun. In mid-January powerful Pluto will follow suit. This is a major shift in your chart, and while not every Virgin will respond to these stimuli at the same time, those born in August should look for the mistletoe ASAP.
Becoming friendly with the neighbors, celebrating each other's good fortune and looking after one another's interests can be attributed to Jupiter's transit this year through your Sagittarius house of neighbors, fellow students, even e-mail correspondents. Although the good feelings you've shared won't necessarily end after Jupiter moves into ambitious Capricorn, the benefits it bestows are more likely to flow both to and from close family members. Maybe you'll start a business from home or undertake an extensive remodeling project.
Unless you were born on the Libra cusp, Scorpio can still enjoy the power, the glory and the enormous financial potential that stems from your Pluto co-ruler's position in late Sagittarius/early Capricorn during 2008. While generous Jupiter leaves your Sag money house on the 18th, not to return for another 12 years, slow-moving Pluto isn't going far. Depending on whether Jupiter's yearlong visit cost you a small fortune or provided opportunities to earn one, this news could be either thrilling or chilling.
While some Archers may mourn the loss of your Jupiter ruler as it progresses on to Capricorn, others will be cheered by the thought that the Great Benefactor will spend 2008 in their house of assets and acquisitions. How much and how soon? It pretty much depends on what you set up for yourself in 2007, what chances you took and how rosy was the lens you were looking through. Chances are those of you with Sag rising were more perspicuous than those of us with our natal suns in this sunny sign and a different Ascendant.
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