Disruptive Uranus in chaotic Pisces and the Sagittarius sun
form a problematic square this weekend that may surprise us all. The seriousness
of the depressing Mercury-Saturn square on Monday competes with the excitement
generated by the communicative Gemini full moon. The message: Get over it! On
Tuesday, Saturn in Leo turns retrograde for its customary four-month winter hibernation
while Mars enters Sagittarius for the first time in two years. On Wednesday, loving
Venus offers her support to recently subdued Saturn as chatterbox Mercury finally
leaves silent but deadly Scorpio for Sagittarius' pontificating, hijinks
and jokes. 'Tis the season…


The pace picks up while your courageous Mars ruler travels through adventurous
Sagittarius, a trip it hasn't taken since January 2005. The current visit
lasts from the 5th to mid-January, not enough time to make a long-lasting impression,
but enough to get some ventures under way. Primary among them is a chance to be
involved with a moneymaking enterprise that arises when Mars merges with prosperous
Jupiter around the 11th. In, of all places, that part of your chart that connects
to other people's money. Interesting.


Money might not be your chief concern this holiday season, but you and your loved
ones won't be able to ignore the fact that your Venus ruler is about to
reveal what you really truly want and how much you fear getting it. Trepidation,
greed, jealousy, revenge ??? an entire sackful of gripping emotions could
be released when Pluto in your Sagittarius house of financial affairs embraces
the goddess. High drama, for sure, but thankfully short-lived: Venus shifts into
pragmatic, earthbound Capricorn on the 10th.


After spending nine long weeks in Scorpio, your Mercury ruler finally shifts into
Sagittarius on the 7th. Since this transit is significantly shorter ??? less
than three weeks ??? make sure you follow through on every opportunity to
connect meaningfully with the folks you meet during this time. Since there are
so many planets (i.e., people) in your marriage house vying for your attention,
you might not allow sufficient time for all to showcase their unique assets. Seriously,
this much partnership potential is a rarity; make the time.


While other signs figure out how to get more time off around the holidays, Moon
Children will find they have more work this month than usual. That's because
so many planets are moving into your Sagittarius house of services rendered. If,
along the way, you wind up with an adorable puppy or kitten, relax. The relationship
between you and your pet is the sort of stuff covered by the sixth house of your
solar chart. Also, paying off a debt, seeing a health professional before the
new deductible kicks in ??? you get the drift.


This week, the winds of change can throw you somewhat off course as you attempt
to make the necessary adjustments. Most of those will take place at home, among
the holiday decorations and nonstop family requests. However, because Saturn in
your sign turns inward on the 5th, retrograde for the next four months, there's
a chance that the proud, shiny Lion will retire to its den and hide its golden
luster until spring. Conversely, any doubts you have about yourself (Saturn sows
fear and loathing) could be put to rest for the duration.


Spreading yourself thin during the holiday season might not be as difficult as
it sounds. Despite efforts to limit your party going, there is a convergence of
planetary energies in the zone that deals with coming and going and hanging out.
Short-distance travel may be more appealing this year than the long-distance kind,
particularly after your Mercury ruler hooks up with other planets in high-stepping
Sagittarius. Wordmeisters: Take a bow when clever Mercury teams up with wise Jupiter
around the 10th.


While many will be busy with friends and family during the next few weeks, others
will be hauling in the shekels. Or, if not money per se, then the things it will
buy. You can't help the fact that this time of year, the net worth of your
assets increases, as does the importance of your value system. Something you took
for granted two weeks ago may suddenly seem very precious. However, in the midst
of this pretty picture, there lurks a green-eyed monster. No matter whether it
belongs to a relative or a neighbor, the little guy insists on being dealt with.


The last thing a Scorpio needs to hear is that there's another fit of jealousy
in the works. Some may feel it's simply their deep, undying love bubbling
to the surface; others might see the annual conjunction of romantic, artistic
Venus with your Pluto co-ruler as license to act out in the most dramatic manner,
short of murder, they can get away with. This being the season of forgiveness,
as well as wretched excess, why not push the envelope while you can? By the way,
with so many planets in Sagittarius, there's mucho money to be made.


If you read for all the other signs, you'll get a better idea of the impact
you're having on them and their holiday. Everyone, not just lucky you, is
adjusting to the influx of planets in Sagittarius and learning how that massive
amount of energy can manifest in their lives. It may take a few days, even weeks,
to notice how this power surge is affecting you personally, so be sure to track
the forecast for your rising sign as well as your sun sign. Since lovable Venus
moves on to Capricorn on the 10th, romance should be your first priority.


Sooner than you think, specifically the evening of the 10th, you might discover
that you're a much sweeter, kinder, even a more attractive person than you
are today. That's because seductive, sociable and eminently amenable Venus
enters Capricorn on that date. Until then, what's a romantic realist to
do but wait in the wings or, better still, hang with folks who simply want to
have fun? The more of them that are comedic Centaurs and stage-stealing Lions,
the more easily you'll be distracted; perhaps you'll meet a potential
lover too.


Probably no other sign was as affected by the recent full moon as you. Why? Because
it's the only lunation that takes place in your Gemini house of romance
and creative projects, an area that hasn't seen a lot of activity lately.
Spring is usually a more conducive time for singing Aquarian love songs; however,
it wouldn't hurt to focus during the holidays on those things that fill
your heart and lighten your spirit. Meanwhile, Saturn turning retrograde should
put partnership problems on the back burner for the next four months.


As if the holidays aren't stressful enough, Fish are being encouraged to
think far outside their comfortable boxes, courtesy of the crowd of freewheeling,
freedom-loving planets in Sagittarius, all six of them! Some planets are encouraging
you to visit faraway places or to take courses in arcane subjects. Some are manipulating
your career choices or putting pressure on senior members of your family. If necessary,
feel free to yell your head off if you get mad enough. Also, to put plans into
motion for your next big adventure.

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