Updated: December 31, 2012 6:39PM
Predictions for the week of December 2
All Signs: This week is a breather. It prepares us for next week, which will be busier, full of surprises, some confusion and fresh beginnings. By contrast, this week we’re treading water, playing catch-up and preparing for the holidays. Frankly, I can use this. Mercury is moving forward getting closer to catching up to where it was when it first went retrograde in early November. (Catch-up date is Dec 14.) Then life will really pick up speed! In the meantime, did you know that in one day, your blood travels about 12,000 miles? And probably longer if you eat a burger and fries.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You continue to remain busy and optimistic. (This will be a holding pattern for the next eight months.) This month, you’ll love a chance to break from routine and fly to sunnier climes because you want a change of scenery, you want adventure, you want stimulation, and you want someone else to pay for the trip. Ironically, this is not impossible because fair Venus now indicates that gifts, goodies and favors from others will come your way. Your ambition is also aroused, so it’s not all about mojitos on white sands and sunning on someone’s yacht (it isn’t?) — you’ve been thinking a lot about securing your future, which makes you realize that you have to work. And you’re prepared to do this.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
This month you feel intense about everything. Nothing is casual. You want to know the where, why and how of whatever is going down. You particularly want to know how much people expect of you and what you can expect from them. Venus opposite your sign right now paves the way for smoochy boochies and good times with partners and friends. Nevertheless, Mercury and Saturn are also opposite your sign, creating conflicts and arguments. This could be one of the reasons you want to escape somewhere through travel or further study. Actually, opportunities in publishing, medicine and the law look good, too.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
It’s easy to be optimistic now and next year. However, this month, in particular, you’re bagged. That’s because the Sun is opposite your sign, which means it is as far away from you as it gets all year, and hey, the Sun is your source of energy. Ergo: You need more sleep! (Not a bad idea because your gonads are in overdrive so a bed has lots of appeal.) Nevertheless, you’re chatty with co-workers and getting along with everyone related to your work. Good. This friendly influence could mushroom into something romantic with a co-worker, who knows? Many of you are working to get better organized and making your workplace more attractive. For this, you will get praise and maybe even a raise. (You can dream.)
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You still want to get better organized at home and at work. Because this feeling doesn’t come along every month, it’s in your best interest to get as much done now as possible. Several weeks ago I urged you to get the right materials to do a good job: painting supplies, cleaning supplies, shelving, file folders, Sherpas, whatever. In the future, you’ll be glad you maintained high standards. However, this is also a work-hard, play-hard time for you, which is why opportunities to party, socialize, and enjoy sports events, musical performances and the theater will come along. Grab every opportunity to express your own creativity! Since you’re working so hard, you deserve a fun time! You earned it!
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
This is a very creative time for you. Not only do you want to express yourself, you also want to express your joy in life. Since this week is a holding pattern for many, what a perfect opportunity to squeeze in social lunches, dinners and movies, as well as entertain at home. It’s like a little window has opened up for you! (Have you seen Skyfall yet?) Of course, all is not fun and games. Family discussions and home repairs keep you busy. You’re clued into this because you want to make your digs look more beautiful by redecorating or buying pretty things. ’Tis the season for folly, by golly. Naturally, you’re working hard; Leos know that having fun takes a lot of work.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
It’s a mixed bag this week in terms of your social calendar. One part of you wants to cocoon, focus on family and hide because it’s crazy out there! And yet, another part wants to party with friends, enjoy sports events and schmooze with siblings, neighbors and pals. Plus you have a lot you want to say! Good — this is an excellent time for those who write, teach, act, sell or promote anything because your words are like gold. You can do a lovely balancing act between home and your social impulses because this year, no matter what you do, you come out smelling like a rose. People are so impressed with you! (Admit it, you love it.) And you deserve every word of praise you get.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
This may be a laid-back week, but you’re still running around like you’ve got an outboard motor strapped to your butt. Mucho activity and chaos at home continue in a nerve-wracking way. (You don’t like your surroundings turned upside down.) You’re working hard to boost your earnings (and doing it well) but you also see many opportunities to spend your money on beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. (Libra is a sign that truly appreciates beauty.) Travel opportunities continue to tempt you for the rest of this year and until the autumn of next year. Keep this in mind in terms of wardrobe needs as well as saving a few shekels. You’re going places!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
The Sun is urging you to boost your earnings as well as feel good about how you earn your money. After all, how you make money is tied up with your sense of self-worth and self-respect. These are fortunate times for you because Jupiter brings enormous support from partners and close friends now and for all of next year until the autumn. And right now, fair Venus is in your sign making you charming, diplomatic and more attractive in the eyes of others. (By the way, that also makes this a good time to shop for wardrobe items.) You couldn’t pick a better time to teach, act or write, because you’re powerfully convincing! (Even more than usual, which is saying a lot.)
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This continues to be your hour because the Sun is still in your sign re-energizing you for next year. Make the most of this! Demand the advantage. It’s totally all right to put yourself first because it’s all about you now. Partnerships and close friendships continue to benefit you beautifully far into next year. (This is a lovely influence.) In the next few weeks, some will indulge in clandestine tete-a-tetes. (You love this sort of thing because it feels like you’re having an adventure — and you are!) It’s easy to work hard but it’s just as easy to spend your money. Meanwhile, take advantage of the fact you can easily research anything in the next few weeks. You’re like a dog with a bone.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You’re pulled in two directions because on one hand, you’re full of energy that makes you athletic, assertive, bold and daring! But on the other hand (you have calluses!) you really want to withdraw from the social insanity around you to find peace and quiet so you can catch your breath. But as soon as you get a moment to yourself, friends will break your reverie demanding to see you and so your social swirl continues! Just do what you can. Enjoy yourself and get rest. Find your balance. In the meantime, job opportunities are wonderfully favored for months ahead. This means you can either improve your existing job or you can get a better job. It’s your call.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
The fun continues! Opportunities for vacations, fun times with children, ways to express your creative talents and chances to enjoy swooning, romantic affairs bubble beautifully along for months. Some of these affairs are very hush-hush. (You rascal.) Not only is this a popular time for you, it’s easy to make a great impression on bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. In fact, this positive impression is so powerful and has such an impact, some will strike up a romantic liaison with their boss or someone older, richer or more established. Meanwhile, others will admire your creative knowledge and ask for your input on design, layout, or how to make something look more attractive. Oh my.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
You are still in the limelight, which is why bosses, parents and VIPs notice you so much. (Note: also the police.) Because this “lighting” is flattering, people want you to take on increased responsibilities because they admire you. You’re gung ho to enjoy sports and physical activities with others, especially in group situations. You’re equally gung ho to travel for pleasure and explore romantic antics with someone from another culture or a different country. Meanwhile, the next eight months are a marvelous time to explore real-estate opportunities and enjoy warm, loving feelings with family members. It’s all quite lovely, isn’t it?