Whether you are staying home or heading out to party with friends on New Year’s Eve, it will probably be a relaxing, convivial evening thanks to the warm, expansive Leo Moon, an exciting sextile between Mars in Aquarius and Uranus in Aries and a soothing sextile between Mercury new arrived in Capricorn and Neptune in sublime Pisces. Enjoy this moment in time because when 2013 rolls in, it will bring cold, hard reality with it.
Mercury’s entrance into thoughtful Capricorn first thing Monday is the biggest shift this week and Mercury will be in the forefront all week. We couldn’t ask for a better aspect for supporting creative work than the Mercury-Neptune sextile. Combining Mercury in Capricorn’s ability to plan and set the perfect short term goals with Neptune in Pisces’ vision, means artists of all kinds can benefit. Creativity thrives when supported by knowledge and planning. For example, those who work with molten glass to create exquisite works of art know without a through grounding in technique they can be badly burned. All the talent in the world cannot compensate for an unwillingness to work hard. 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration . . . that’s the ticket.
Midweek Mercury will square Uranus in Aries, increasing impatience, frustration and generally making people snappish. Stay calm if you can and please don’t leave yourself short of time or sleep. When Mercury forms an inconjunct to Jupiter in Gemini early Saturday, we may get ourselves into more trouble. Promising more than one can deliver or going too far out on a conversation limb without the necessary facts are a couple of possibilities.
Thankfully Sunday brings some serious grounding in reality via a Mercury-Pluto conjunction and Mercury-Saturn sextile. Saturn in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn continues to operate at peak efficiency demanding accountability and taking no prisoners . . . as those inspired to take things a bit too fast by this week’s Mars in Aquarius sextile to Uranus in Aries and trine to Jupiter in Gemini will find out.
Whenever Mars teams up with Jupiter and Uranus, life takes on increasing urgency. Unfortunately Saturn in Scorpio is just about to square Mars, slamming the brakes on big time. My suggestion is to use this energy to focus on putting together a dynamic plan with plenty of flexibility as to launch date. Frustrating for sure.
In my opinion, the biggest favor we can do for ourselves going into 2013 is take this week’s message to heart and always place an emphasis on careful planning featuring attainable goals. Please don’t take anything for granted . . . especially on the financial side because those in charge of funding will be reviewing everything with clear eyes and a no nonsense attitude.
I want to wish all my readers a successful, productive and pleasant 2013. May it be a far happier year for all of us than 2012.
Aries, if you don’t want to drive yourself crazy this week with frustration then tone down your expectations of a speedy outcome. Just because it might appear like all your plans are coming together doesn’t mean there aren’t delays ahead. Patience is the key!!
You stand the best chance of navigating this week effectively, Taurus. Your natural methodical style is a good match for the current need for careful planning before executing. If you feel pressure from higher ups to move faster resist if you can.
What may trip you up, Gemini, is getting too caught up in all the excitement to remember why you need to pace yourself. You love doing things with a group of friends and if this includes traveling together, so much the better.
Enticing new career possibilities could be in store for you, Cancer, though be aware those aren’t likely to happen all that quickly . . . something that should come as no surprise. You may benefit through your one-on-one relationships now. Listen to your inner child too.
It is your partner, either personal or business, who may make life interesting for you, Leo! They are energized and ready for anything. Please do go out with friends to celebrate New Year’s Eve too. A little fun and games might be just what you need.
You are right in tune with this week’s changes, Virgo, because you also excel at good planning and setting sound priorities. Apply those skills to any work related plans to determine whether or not it’s time for you to push ahead or hold back.
Your big challenge now, Libra, is getting your partner to accept their limitations and slow the heck down! Speeding through life at warp speed could cause them to run into insurmountable obstacles. Your ability to charm with words is still operating for now.
Scorpio, this could be a very important week for coming up with new solutions to existing challenges and you will probably live in your head most of the week. Setting goals for the coming year will come easy, so take lots of notes!
Enjoy yourself on New Year’s Eve, Sagittarius, and then plan on getting serious about reviewing your money management issues. Sit down and put together a real budget for 2013 and set easy to reach, short-term savings goals . . . with an emphasis on attainable.
About the only thing that might distract you from taking a long look in the mirror, Capricorn, is family matters midweek. Otherwise this is the perfect time to make improvements, if necessary, to your public persona. You know the importance of projecting the right image.
Aquarius, your ability to think outside the box is in fine form early in the week . . . you may even surprise yourself! Use this to your advantage but please keep in mind you still need to toe the line at work. Take time on the weekend to play.
Ring in the New Year with your peers and associates, Pisces. Staying connected with those people and others who share your sense of what’s importance to the collective could play a big role in the coming year. Follow your intuition for best results.
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