It was an interesting Winter Solstice this year because a Lunar Eclipse came a few hours prior to solstice (Dec. 21 at 3:39PM PST). A lunar eclipse brings up deep emotions. This lunar eclipse is the first in a series of eclipses in the signs Gemini and Sagittarius, but this one occurs in the last degree of Gemini. (29) So it represents a new beginning and endings kind of energy. Seem a perfect match to occur at year’s end.
Your emotions will be going one way and your intellect the other throughout the winter months of 2011. This is giving you a preview of coming attractions regarding next spring, as we enter April, so pay attention to the underlying message. Ultimately, spring is going to push you to new directions and urge you to open your mind to different possibilities. This means that a greater sense of adaptability and risk taking is on the horizon and you are going to step out of your comfort zone (or be shoved by the Universe!).
The holidays tended to be on the quiet side this year due to communications planet Mercury retrograde (moving backwards) until Dec. 30th. By New Years Eve you all should be ready to party big!
Then get ready for the second eclipse, Solar, on January 4th in Capricorn. The Capricorns and Cancers will feel the impact of these energies. Housing prices may be on the upraise, a woman will take center stage in the news, and families will be focused on the mother, daughter, grandmother, or close female friends.
Capricorn represents our Senior Citizens, hard-to-reach places, authority figures, added personal or financial responsibilities, and crossing personal or professional boundaries. Although the energy is intense while this is going on, look forward to Saturday, January 8th, for relief, relaxing, and possibly having some fun.
Between New Year’s Eve and late New Year’s Day, the 2011 predictions will be posted.
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STARGAZING – WEEK OF DECEMBER 27 – JANUARY 2, 2010
The Air Signs
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
The Moon enters Libra at the beginning of the week but quickly forms a square with the Sun, which can wake an old and tricky family affair from its slumbers. Take advantage of the holiday period to bring warring parties together and find lasting solutions for conflicts. Then the Moon joins Saturn at the beginning of the week, connecting negatively with the Sun. Under this influence your car can breakdown, or an invitation you were looking forward to can be canceled; in whatever form it comes, you will encounter upset and confusion. On the job, Venus adds a soft touch to the atmosphere. Everyone’s getting along, and teamwork leads to excellent results. You’re able to make satisfactory progress. The Uranus/ Jupiter duo oblige you to shift into the highest gear you’ve got, although you’d much rather spend your time preparing your end-of-the-year festivities. Neptune is making you romantic, though a little naïve. Mercury is inspiring you to introduce yourself to new faces. Are you single? A smooth-talker glides into your life, saying all the right words and it’s oh so tempting to fall prey to their flattery. However, you’re more open and less selective – and these are excellent resolutions to carry over into 2011. If you’re in a couple, your partner is in the driver’s seat and you can’t seem to make your voice heard. The Moon plays with your mood and your partner finds you hard to handle. Your finances benefit from the support of the Jupiter/ Uranus duo. You’re able to splash out, and make your New Year’s celebrations that much more dazzling and memorable. Beautiful Venus is taking care of your finances, making sure you’ve got the funds to celebrate in style!
Your Love Week—Air Signs: Between Monday’s Moon-Jupiter opposition and Moon-Neptune quincunx, you might have too much fun and make unwise decisions. Romance seems easy Monday when the Moon enters Libra, but patience is key as it squares Pluto and the Sun. Being nice pays off Tuesday once the Moon conjoins Saturn, especially if both partners understand the issues. Use the balanced influence Libra provides through Wednesday. It keeps you from hurting or being hurt when Mars squares Saturn and the Moon is quincunx Uranus. A Mars-influenced lover is impossible, although Scorpios become more reasonable when the Moon enters their sign that afternoon. By Thursday Mercury turns direct, Pluto, the Sun, and Mars are making friendly overtures, and you’re feeling better about love as the year ends. The Moon conjoins Venus on Friday while the Scorpio Moon trines Uranus before entering Sagittarius, handing you a romantic, thrilling New Year’s weekend. With the Moon in Sagittarius, the first weekend of the new year is a fun time for lovers.
The Fire Signs
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Mercury in Sagittarius is adding verve to your natural intelligence, Fire Signs. You’re quite sharp mentally! Your ideas are innovative and original- and numerous! You’re highly valued in your professional environment, and may be given carte blanche for putting your proposals into practice. The Moon’s entrance into Libra promises a more active and intense social life than usual, which is just perfect for your end-of-the-year celebrations. If you’re single, you’re able to find the right words for getting closer to that person who makes your heart skip a beat. In spite of the emotion welling up inside of you, you’re able to keep your cool and make the right moves. It just comes naturally. If you’re single and shopping, you may be tempted to get carried away when you meet someone you find irresistible. Do be careful to keep your feet on the ground though, because a Moon/ Sun square can mean disappointment for an over eager heart. Keep your priorities centered on communication, good conversation and shared interests, giving them as much importance as physical attraction. This is also an excellent resolution to carry over into 2011. If you’re in a couple you may come down with a case of wandering eyes, yet the happiness you’re looking for is right in front of you. The grass is highly unlikely to be greener on the other side. At this time, the lines of communication are wide open. The words exchanged between you, and the time you spend together, are quality stuff. You’re able to move past any recent upsets or tensions and look forward to an excellent 2011. Instead of wandering, open up and communicate. Your finances may be a bit unstable just after the Holidays, but everything should fall into place in the end. Your wallet falls under the protection of Pluto, Mars and the Sun. The result: a possible rise in income, and a more serious approach to money matters. In spite of those end-of-the-year expenses, you stay reasonable. Excellent job! Happy New Year Fire Signs!
Your Love Week—Fire Signs:
Monday it’s your treat when the Moon opposes Jupiter. If Neptune clouds your judgment, and you want to do some lavish spending, you’ll hear about it when the Moon squares Pluto. No means no when the Moon squares the Sun. Tuesday’s Mercury’s sextile helps you talk your troubles away. Your chances improve through good behavior after Tuesday’s Moon-Saturn conjunction. Water Signs attract you on Wednesday, although if he or she is a Scorpio, wait until the Moon enters that sign. Just avoid sensitive subjects Wednesday when Neptune and Chiron favor touching over talking. On Thursday Mercury goes direct in a sexually charged moment. Romance with a Capricorn could be unavoidable. The Moon sextiles the Sun, and true romance is worth the effort again. On New Year’s Eve the Moon trines Jupiter and enters Sagittarius for the weekend. Your heart is in the right place to begin 2011. You’re in your element when the Moon’s in Sagittarius. The right person eagerly plays the game of love with you this weekend.
The Water Signs
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Your finances suffer at the beginning of the week from a Moon/ Sun square which affects your eighth solar house. Whether an administrative matter encounters delays, an unexpected bill comes in, or a major appliance breaks down at home, your wallet suffers a blow, and just when you were hoping for a little extra cash to make your New Year’s celebration more fun. The Moon is battling it out with the Sun early this week. This tires you and tugs your mood down a notch or two. You finish off 2010 with tension following you around. Fortunately, Venus in Scorpio is taking excellent care of your love life, which should be quite exciting if you’re single. Uranus tends to make you a bit too impulsive. You’re likely to get hooked on the first attractive person that comes your way, whether they’re good for you or not. The planet of love gives you animal-like charm, which comes in handy on the night of the 31st. You’re a magnet for attention, you’re a born heart-breaker, you’re feeling romantically powerful and loving every minute of it. If you’re in a couple, you’re not sugar-coating your words to your partner and they may feel hurt. The planets are not setting you up for romantic success for the New Year but that doesn’t mean you can’t take care and move past this tendency. Try to be tender and attentive, and your lucky other half will feel they can’t get enough of you. On the job, Mercury is holding the reigns and there too, you can tend to lash out verbally. But, your excellent ideas do get you some positive attention. Make sure that everything’s running smoothly, and keep your attention largely on your social life and New Year’s eve preparations. Mercury is taking care of your financial sector, which enjoys a healthy balance. You’re also able to uncover some real after Holiday deals.
Your Love Week—Water Signs: Whether or not you’re with an Aquarius, your Monday looks similar—rich experiences, poor judgment, possible backlash. Your relationship or search for love turns from play to work after the Moon enters Libra. Pluto, the Sun, and Mars lay obstacles and obligations on you. A Moon-Saturn conjunction relieves this load by Tuesday afternoon. This energy proves your loyal heart. Wednesday the Moon trines Neptune, is quincunx Jupiter and Uranus, and enters Scorpio. Believe in love instead of sidetracking with moods and issues. If you’re with a Capricorn, expect intense happiness Mars squares Saturn Wednesday and romance could be in trouble. Fortunately, Mercury goes direct Thursday, and Pluto, the Sun, and Mars sextile the Moon in a party of fun and forgiveness. You’re ready for anything New Year’s Eve as the Moon conjoins Venus and enters Sagittarius. And if Uranus gives you trouble Sunday, love will pull you through. Carry this loving spirit into the New Year, even if Uranus crashes the party on Sunday.
The Earth Signs
Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn
Beware of the Moon/ Sun square at the beginning of the week that is bent on running interference in how you organize your days. You may have thought out every detail, and planned for every eventuality, but the unexpected will still pop up to surprise you and throw you off track when you were least expecting it. Try to hang onto your perspective. Things may not be as perfect as you were wishing them to be, but if you can relax and go with the flow there’s no reason they won’t turn out to be wonderful anyway, just different from what you’d imagined. The Moon brings your finances to the forefront at the beginning of the week. You could benefit from a stroke of luck or an unexpected sum that comes your way, helping you finish off 2010 in style. Concerning love, if you’re single, romantic matters are a little complex. You may have difficulty choosing between two people who are as different as night and day, and feel yourself getting lost in the twists and turns of your doubts and shifting feelings. You’re practically doing pirouettes and somersaults to get someone’s attention, and they don’t seem to notice you. If you’re in a couple, the Uranus/ Jupiter duo bring tension, jealousy, and conflict between you. But you come through it all stronger and more solid than before. Yes sometimes conflict is necessary for positive growth. Once the storm has passed, you’re free to begin 2011 on a healthier foundation. On the financial front you’re demonstrating good sense and staying reasonable with your holiday expenses. Good for you! Take advantage of the fresh start provided by the New Year to make some grounding, and nurturing resolutions.
Your Love Week—Earth Signs: Your festive weekend lingers Monday morning with the Moon in Virgo. Once it enters Libra, fix relationship issues as a goodbye kiss to the old year. You feel ready to love, so the Libra Moon is your friend for the next two days. Partners and almost-partners feel right together during Tuesday’s Moon-Saturn conjunction. You’re more creative and effective once the Moon sextiles Mercury on Tuesday. Trines with Neptune and Chiron keep the sweet vibes flowing Wednesday as the Moon bursts passionately into Scorpio. Wednesday’s Mars-Saturn square spotlights the tension between love and obligation, but you’ll succeed Thursday after Mercury goes direct. Forget whatever holds you back. Friday’s Moon-Venus conjunction and Moon-Ceres sextile make you festive and whole for the New Year. Even though Mercury’s storm continues into early next week, your year ends in triumph. Friday’s Moon-Venus conjunction beautifies you magnetically on New Year’s Eve. The right date could last all weekend. Be a good sport if your lover drags you somewhere you’d rather not go on Sunday.