All Signs: Yikes! Final warning about Mercury retrograde shopping: Mercury goes retrograde on Dec. 2; however, it starts slowing down (relative to Earth) by the 25th of this month. This means this is your last week for the rest of the year to buy a car, truck, motorcycle, bike, computer or cell phone! This week the Sun moves into Sagittarius and Neptune stops its retrograde motion since June. (“What? We’re here already?”) But hey — it’s a lovely month ahead! We will all feel more optimistic. Louise Hay said, “You are not a helpless victim of your own thoughts, but rather a master of your own mind.” That is optimism! (That and the belief that Thanksgiving dinner is less than 2500 calories.)
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You have much to look forward to in the next four weeks because the Sun will be in your fellow Fire sign. (The three Fire signs are: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.) Obviously, this supportive relationship will occur twice a year, approximately four months before and four months after your birthday. This placement of the Sun gives increased balance and equilibrium to your life. It means you will encounter fewer obstacles; and your energy level will be higher than usual. You will find it easier to do whatever you want. Plus, it’s an excellent time to travel or take a vacation! Yay Aries!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The next four weeks will be intense for your sign. This might be for a number of reasons, but one of them will be because you will have a greater focus on shared property, taxes, inheritances, debt, insurance issues and anything that you own jointly with others. None of this is casual to you because after all, you are the financial wizard of the zodiac. You don’t like too many financial loose ends. During this same four-week window – you might be more reflective and inclined to do some kind of psychological self inquiry. (Who am I really? Will Google know?) Sex will be passionate as well!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
During the next four weeks the Sun will be in Sagittarius and Sagittarius is 180° opposite from Gemini. (This is why the two signs often get married.) (It’s also why they often get divorced.) This means that symbolically speaking, the Sun will now be as far away from your sign as it gets all year, which denotes that you will have more difficulty “reaching” others. You will have to go more than halfway – consciously – to connect with people. Yes, you have to make more effort. Also, because the Sun is your source of energy, you will be more tired than usual. You’ll need more rest. Go to bed.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
In the next four weeks, the Sun will be in the Sixth House of your chart, which means you will have a stronger desire (more than usual) to get better organized. You will start to make lists and chide yourself about procrastinating. You will strive to make your efforts count so that you can get the most bang for your buck. Since you’re setting higher standards for yourself, obviously, by extension, you will take a look at your health as well. You might resolve to go on a diet, or eat healthier and get more exercise. All very admirable! After all, without the motivation to improve ourselves – would we ever? It all begins with intention!
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Like Aries, you will enjoy the benefits of the Sun moving into your fellow Fire sign Sagittarius. Life will be easier for you in the next four weeks. Fewer obstacles will present themselves. Things will flow in your favour. In fact, you will want to play more! Vacations, sports events, the theatre, movies and all kinds of social diversions and parties will appeal! (You like these things any day of the week but in the next month, you will really want to gratify your desires and urges.) Take a vacation if you can. Flirt a little! Romance and love affairs will flourish with style! Oh yeah, you’re not going to be Queen of Denial.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You will notice that your focus now swings to home, family and your private life during the next four weeks. Many of you will want to cocoon at home more than usual. You want to hide and be comfy in familiar surroundings. The weather’s getting cold. Throw another log on the fire. Try some tumeric and ginger tea. (I love it!) Perhaps a Pinot Noir with some pate and red pepper jelly? Yes, relax at home. You might also be involved with a parent or a family member more than usual. Quite likely, you will attend to home repairs and have family discussions because your ruler Mercury is in the picture as well. Yada yada yada.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Fasten your seatbelts because the next four weeks will be fast-paced and energetic! The rhythm of your days will accelerate because your schedule will be jam-packed with short trips, conversations with others, errands, shopping, time spent with siblings and relatives plus reading, writing and studying. You’ll be the frantic white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. Make a list every day. In the evening, go over that list and refine it for tomorrow. If you have focus, you can handle this busy pace! After all, you are an Air sign. You actually love talking to everyone! Your mental processes will be very clear and you will have lots to say!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
“Show me the money!” You can be casual about money. You can blow it big time. And yet, when you want to – you can save and be thrifty. Let’s face it, you are the most strong-willed sign of the zodiac! In the next four weeks, you will give a lot of thought to earnings, money, cash flow, possessions and assets. That’s the more mundane interpretation. But at a subtle level, you will think about your self-image because that is also something that you own. And at an even more subtle level, you will think about what really, really, really matters in life. I recently read an article about Alie McGraw; and she said what really matters in life is friendships. (I find that curious – not a word about the kind of car one drives.) Mind you, she is a double Aries with Taurus Rising.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Lucky you! You are the third Fire sign, mentioned in this column; and of course – you are the sign that will enjoy hosting the Sun for the next four weeks. This happens once every year and when it occurs, this boosts your energy and confidence! Not only that, the Sun attracts favourable situations and important people to you. Yeah! You’re Reds at centre ice! (Although there’s nothing wrong with a box.) Mercury will also be in your sign making you talkative and eager to explore ideas with others. This is right up your alley because you are the philosopher of the zodiac. Use this blessing to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year because you’re on fire!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
The next four weeks will be low-key for you because you choose to hide and work alone or behind the scenes simply because it’s your preference. You’re not being antisocial. You’re just going with the flow as it presents itself to you at this time of year. You can use this time wisely by thinking ahead and defining goals – with deadlines – that you want to embrace for the coming year. Believe your goal is doable. Visualize what you want. Write down your goals and what their purpose is in your life. Tape your list of goals up where you can see them so that you will stay focused! You are ambitious. Furthermore, you can sense that you are about to embark on a whole new path.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Whether you are an extrovert or an introvert, you are fascinated by characters and interesting people. Furthermore, friendships and your relationship with groups are your lifeblood. After all, Aquarius is the energy in the world that gathers like-minded individuals to bond together to fight for ways to make this world a better place. This notion will resonate with you because in the next four weeks, you will be more popular and more involved with clubs, groups, friends and associations. You will present ideas as well as listen to others. You will be goal oriented and will likely hangout with younger people, who stimulate you with their enthusiasm for the future. Ain’t life grand?
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Oh my. Once a year, the Sun slowly crosses the top of your chart for about four weeks. That time is arrived. Symbolically, this means that you will be in a flattering spotlight, which makes everyone notice you more than usual. And in particular, it will make bosses, parents and VIPs see you in flattering way! (You don’t even have to do anything special to look this good.) Obviously, this is the best time of the year for you to advance your agenda! Go after what you want, especially if you need the approval or permission of someone else or the government or a committee. Meanwhile, higher education and a chance to learn anything new plus travel for pleasure still beckon! Bon voyage!