Alert, alert! You are guaranteed to overextend this month. The holidays loom and cosmic winds are at our back pushing us to overdo. Yikes! There are patterns among the sun, moon and planets that may have us struggling between idealistic dreams and realistic ambitions — with tendencies to live large.
With the Sagittarian new moon on Nov. 22, Venus encourages reaching for the stars but strict Saturn is driving in our blind spot making us skittish. He ends his two years of reality building in Scorpio and moves to Sagittarius for the first time in 28 years.
Saturn will capture the optimistic, visionary energy of Sagittarius, the Centaur, and using patience and discipline will forge dreams into reality. What do you want to manifest over the next few years? Pick carefully because you are about to get to work!
Also, on Dec. 14, we have the sixth contact between revolutionary Uranus in overly-active Aries and the power-broker Pluto in ambitious Capricorn. Let me dissect that sentence for you. Most planets have three contacts when they do-si-do. They touch hands in greeting, one backs away, then moves forward again, then they shake hands good-bye. This do-si-do has had six contacts — and another will come in March. With Uranus and Pluto slam-dancing together, radical change is afoot. The times are seriously changing.
This month it’s all too easy to go crazy over-eating, over-drinking, over-spending, and over-extending. Perhaps we can use overdoing itself as a trigger to remind us to slow down. The point of the season ahead is to open our hearts and inspire ourselves to live our best lives as Oprah says; She has Sagittarius rising in her chart.
So make a plan that saves money, time, energy, (and calories) as though tomorrow will be a rainy day because it will rain - and only you can keep yourself dry.
Nov. 22 - Dec. 6
Sagittarius, when you come through the door, the party ramps up. Your generosity of spirit and optimism lights the winter fire. Use the power of your presence wisely. And remember to choose your words well. Blurting things out doesn’t work when you are stage center.
With Saturn wrapping up his time in your sign, Scorpio, you may feel a wee bit of an extravagant present to yourself is due as a graduation present! You worked hard and there may be some last minute detailing about how you present yourself to the world in a way that feels safe to you.
Capricorns are focusing on their quiet zone until Solstice. Quiet? Right! Be very strategic in plans about where you will make cameo appearances and stick to the plan. If you do, you’ll be rested and ready for the holiday magic.
Leo, you bring radiance and warmth to the party, too. Experiential gifts will please everyone, especially if the occasion explores innovative possibilities. This new moon is in home territory for you. Shine on and light everyone’s fire.
Aries, you may feel like flying off to a new locale, if not in body, then in the mind. Remember, though, that the company’s holiday party is part of your work image. Stay conservative. It’s hard, but you may be being groomed for a big move in the new year!
For you, Gemini, this new moon brings in the element of “others,” mirrors who reflect us back to ourselves. Sometimes we need privacy to work on our stuff so enjoy the winter evenings at home. The day-to-day routine has a merry note.
Libra has that party thing going on, too, in everyday activities. Still, you need to communicate with care – which is rare for you. Your broader networks could be more fun than the family. Yes, sometimes even home needs your negotiation skills.
You love networking in humanitarian groups, Aquarius. Spouses and close friends are up for play. Break up any dull and deadly ruts — maybe share more of your goofy side?
Virgo, running around isn’t your thing for the moment. Make merry from the home front, from the fireside with your partner and envision your future. Recreation has a decidedly purposeful tone. Don’t let it kill your sense of play.
Party, Taurus? Home could be the perfect place! But, you may find yourself in a quieter, more personal and intimate mode where you like what you are discovering about yourself. Out in the world, projects are moving slowly but surely to a peak. Take your quiet time to fuel focused action.
Not all the to-do-lists belong to you, Cancer. Delegate — even if work colleagues, spouse and close friends grumble. If the list falls to you after all, demand some applause. You are working to find the memorable magical moments.
Pisces is working for the magical moments even while working hard on the party. This month, focus on your abilities out there in the real world. People may be seeing you in a whole new light — soft and focused at the same time.