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Horoscopes: December 15th thru the 22nd

Posted by Lauren on December 14, 2017 at 1:30 PM

For the week of December 15th thru the 22nd, be sure to read your Rising Sign as well:


Both the Sun and Saturn enter Capricorn this week, the sign that is the highest point of your (solar or natal) chart! This can be a time of fruition, where you begin to see the results for all of the efforts that you have been expending for many years. However, with Saturn rewards, there is also usually some sort of work or responsibility involved as well. Take them on willingly, for you’ve worked hard for this. With Saturn in Capricorn for the next few years, this could prove to be a very busy time of your life; but also a time in which a lot of progress can be made. Saturn makes us work for it though! So if at first you are met with challenges or setbacks, do not give up! Your role as a leader is being polished; and the key is in adjusting to that new role and showing the world the stuff that you are made of.


Over the next few years you are going to be coming to terms with who you are and how you fit into your community. Things that you will be considering are: what does it mean to belong; what is the best role for you to play; and how do you wish to be seen by others? But probably some of the first things to be challenged as both Sun and Saturn enter Capricorn are your core beliefs. It may even be that you become disenchanted with ideas that you previously held; but that now no longer seem to hold up under scrutiny. It will soon become evident that there is still so much more to learn, and anything that is limiting your capacity to grow and mature morally and intellectually will no longer suffice. Meanwhile, this week continues to be a time of reflection. One topic that may arise are the rewards and benefits of sharing, giving and receiving as we move through the holiday season.


For Gemini, the years that Saturn is in Capricorn is associated with some sort of transition; or the ending of a phase of your life. This can be gratefully so. Such as addressing burdens you no longer wish to carry, or creating better boundaries. People think about simplifying their lives; paying down their debt; and finding ways to navigate the world of finance, debt, credit and insurance. What you learn about handling these, as well as planning for the future, is going to benefit you tremendously for years to come. You are defining your value within the context of the community in which you find yourself, and that’s a really smart thing to do. In the mean time, Mercury is still retrograde, and one of the things that Mercury can bring are reunions, or reacquainting you with someone you once knew. There are complex and insightful layers to relationships when Mercury is retrograde and crossing paths with Venus, as it is this week.


There is a New Moon this week. Always pay attention to these monthly marks on the calendar which Cancer is especially sensitive to. This month the Moon weighs in on health, work, daily activities and routines. A change in these areas could prove to be fortuitous, and might even help to solve a problem you’ve been mulling over. Also, this week the Sun and Saturn both enter the sign of Capricorn, which is going to be placing emphasis on some of your closest relationships for the next few years. If these are strong and reliable, they will continue to be strengthened, even if they are challenged. If they are floundering, it will become evident where changes need to be made. Saturn could also make it that much more of a concern, if you are not in a relationship, for the absence of relationship or the absence of support feels wanting. The next few years are also something of a transition period for Cancer, in which it will feel like a great deal more is going to be expected of you. For the past few years you’ve been working hard behind the scenes. Now your efforts are beginning to be noticed. It’s time to show others what you are capable of producing.


If you find yourself having to learn new skills, or you find yourself around new people, you may feel a little like an outsider this week. Realize that the other people are probably feeling the same way. This is one of those occasions when you realize, as you open yourself up to others, that you have more in common than you realized, and that we’re all a little ‘unique’ in our own inimitable ways. Next week, on the 21st, the Sun enters Capricorn where it will shine a light on stern and no-nonsense Saturn. What might become apparent is something of a brush with reality. This could take you back on yourself. But it can also invest you with a seriousness of purpose and responsibility. This is a good week to plan and organize, and try to make sense of things. Focus on what is in front of you, for that is where your attention needs to be.


Mercury is still retrograde, which can often be a reflective time any way, but seems to be more so this week. Reminiscing on by-gone days, friends and relationships can hold your attention. Meanwhile the Sun is shining a light on some of the transitions and changes that Saturn entering Capricorn will bring. In some way you are entering one of the most industrious periods of your life, where you are being asked to explore how you can invest more of yourself into what you do: your personal self-expression; your interests and those things that you are most personally invested in. In some way these are going to be coloring your reputation, and what you are known for. This includes sorting out those skills and talents that you do have, so that you can perfect these even further. What activities and talents do you want to see yourself committed to developing in the foreseeable future? What can you do even better?


It might have felt that despite working hard these past 7 years, you weren’t necessarily making as much progress as you wanted. That’s kind of typical. But this is all gradually going to be shifting in the foreseeable future. Libra is hatching. But first things first. And one of the first considerations with Saturn is establishing a firm foundation from which to grow. Like a tall oak tree, if its roots are strong and firm, no matter what the weather, no matter what storms may bring, the tree will continue to stand. So it is with Libra: for the next few years you are being asked to pay attention to your foundation: your roots, your home, your family and your support systems. It’s all about the details. For some Librans, this may mean focusing on your actual home base: where you live; responsibilities concerning parents or other family members; your general support system. For other Librans this could mean establishing a home base for career, work, or something else that you have a hand in building for the future. And so it begins.


Scorpio has been doing a lot of self-exploration over the past 5 years. You’ve been figuring out what you want, and what you don’t want; what has worked for you, and what isn’t. And as you’ve been sifting through your priorities, you have probably made some important choices and have been working on establishing yourself. And the skills that you acquire, the knowledge that you accumulate over the next few years, are going to serve you well into the future. You are being asked to take on the daunting task of nothing less than working on and developing your own mind. The mind, just like your body, needs to be cultivated, honed, and trained. And the mental habits that you establish now, and the knowledge that you gain, will help to establish your reputation in your community. Think to yourself: what skills; what abilities do I want to be known for? What more do I need to learn? And for those things that I already know, how can I further perfect these to the best of my ability?


A lot of hard truths came home to roost over the past few years for Sagittarius. Nonetheless, new beginnings were being established, and seeds for the future were sown. You were also being confronted with who you are, and what you want to do with the rest of your life. If you are happy with the new you, and the new goals that you have established for yourself, then now is about the time that you think about fully committing to those goals (or readjusting them), and figuring out the best ways to make them sustainable. Chances are, you’ve already made some changes, and made a few self-discoveries along the way, about what you do or don’t like; what needs to stay and what needs to go. And part of the plan now requires some sort of financial planning for the future. You are asking yourself: How can I make this work? Pragmatism is key for the next few years, as you weigh in on your priorities.


Particularly for those people who have Capricorn Rising, you are about to embark on a whole new cycle of experience that will span the next 29 years. What you begin when Saturn is in your sign, is something that you are likely to be committed to for years to come. All the more reason to make sure that the beginnings you start now are right for you. Part of that includes exploring every facet of your life: your health, your career, where you see yourself living and what you will be doing in the foreseeable future. One of the questions people ask themselves while Saturn is traveling in their sign is, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” What are the qualities in people that you most admire, and would like to develop in yourself? What does the word achievement mean for you? These can mean different things for different people. You need to key in on what they mean for you. Think about the words integrity, achievement and self-respect, and then explore how you can make these a closer reality in your life.


Over the past few years you’ve been reassessing many of your goals, hopes and wishes for the future. And through this process it has probably become evident, what you have outgrown, and no longer need in your life, and those things that you would like to further invest in. If not yet, than you will over the next few years. You are entering a time of releasing, tying up loose ends, and letting go of certain elements of your life. Some of these endings may be more profound than others; and it may feel at times like you are standing in trepidation, perhaps even a little fear, as you are launched into what feels like unknowable territory without a map or a compass to guide you. Realize, however, that once the transition has begun, there will be no turning back. Over the next few years you are preparing the field for a new beginning that will be emerging a few years down the road. But first you need to weed out the field, removing the old growth, brambles and rocks; so that when the new seeds are planted, there will be room for them to grow.


This week both the Sun and Saturn enter the sign of Capricorn and for Pisces, that means the daunting and discriminating task of separating the chaff from the wheat in the numerous relationships in your life; as well as your hopes and wishes for the future. Over the next few years it will become more apparent who is there for the long haul, those people you can truly depend on, and those who are merely fair weather friends. Periodically we need to revisit our vision for the future, and who will be traveling there with us. This is one of those times. It’s a time of transition. Some things will probably remain the same, however you are also beginning to think in terms of the future, and what might be next on the agenda. As a result you may find that some of your previous goals are no longer relevant. This is because you are entering this period in which you are going to be carefully reassessing many of your hopes and wishes for the future.

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