November 25 to December 2, 2010
Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Venus and Saturn Evening: Mars and Jupiter
The Goodness, Gratitude and Grace of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day. A day to give thanks. A time to pause, slow down, take a look around and count our many blessings. It’s a day of feasting and abundance, a national holiday that honors the camaraderie between the indigenous peoples of the Americas and the European pilgrims who crossed the ocean in search of new life, freedom and prosperity. They arrived in a land of great resource and wild frontier, a land of mystery and magic, a place of magnificent beauty and bounty. But they were unskilled and uneducated in the ways of survival in this land, and at the mercy of the native peoples who inhabited it. And then, by the grace of a divine force, good luck or a simple act of fate, the Native Americans embraced and assisted the immigrants. They showed them how to hunt wild game and harvest native plants. They showed them how to live and survive. They showed them how to thrive.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that is quintessentially Sagittarian. Its philanthropic essence and unbridled spirit of generosity resonates with the over-the-top grandiosity and big-hearted giving the Archer is famous for. It’s a time to share the wealth, focus on the positive, recognize the goodness in ourselves and others, cultivate attitudes of gratitude and simply have faith. Gracious and loving, hopeful and hearty, let us give thanks to our angels and keep our eyes to the skies. Happy Thanksgiving!
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19)
With the Sun recently in fellow fire-sign Sagittarius, you may feel more uplifted and positive than you have in weeks. You see the glimmering road ahead and know that life is what you make it, one day and one step at a time. Think positive, maintain conscious contact with the numinous and divine, say your prayers, give thanks and be good.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
Venus moves from airy Libra into watery Scorpio this week, heralding several weeks of enhanced opportunity for settling agreements, negotiating contracts and making peace in relationships. Consider the emotional and financial consequences of joint venture projects and business deals. Network and collaborate with friends and associates.
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Jupiter now moving forward in your solar 10th house of career encourages professional expansion and a bigger arena in which to achieve. You may receive recognition for an accomplishment or a work opportunity that includes foreign travel. Whatever the manifestation, keep your eyes, heart and mind open to what comes. Magic is in the air and miracles happen.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Sagittarius loves faith and optimism, new horizons, foreign lands and big-hearted generosity. Cancer likes the comfort of a cozy couch, a crackling fire and a cupboard stocked with goodies. Combine them both in a Thanksgiving feast that lasts all week. Provide food and shelter for loved ones and then expand your circle of giving. Help the needy, enjoy the joy.
Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
Plenty of favor comes to those who embrace the power of responsibility and understand the value of self-care. Recent efforts to calm the waters and make peace with family and friends pays off this week as others can now see and appreciate your generosity of spirit and heartfelt love. Smile and laugh as often as possible. Focus on the inherent goodness in us all.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
Generous, good luck planet Jupiter has resumed forward motion in your solar 7th house of partnership and marriage. If you are already involved in a committed relationship, this is an excellent time to explore new territory with a significant other. If not, you may find yourself wanting and willing to commit. It’s all about sharing and growing – together.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
Libras love the grace and gratitude of Thanksgiving, beautiful tables and delicious, delightfully prepared food. It’s time to celebrate abundance, count our blessings and focus on giving. As the holiday season officially begins, smile and shine your love and good will upon all whom cross your path. You are a calm shelter in the storm. Lead with a kind and open heart.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Voluptuous Venus returns to shine her loving light upon all who embrace her graceful sensuality, sweet diplomacy and artful beauty. Cultivate the practice of inner peace via compassion, acceptance and surrender. It’s no use attempting to change others or control outcomes. Today, it’s all about personal responsibility and integrity. Be kind and true to you.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Happy birthday to the quintessential explorers and crusaders of the zodiac – congratulations on another revolution around the sun! You are transformed, regenerated and reborn. Uplifting experiences and visionary ideas may run rampant this month. Cultivate patience and realism as you consider serious life change and open to direction from guardian spirits.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
Fleet-footed Mercury moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn this week, stimulating thought and fueling ideas of self-interest and self-concern. Venus’ return to Scorpio favors associations with people of like mind and spirit. Seek out people with whom you share common goals and values. Express feelings via heartfelt communication and watch the wheels turn.
Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18)
Sagittarius fires are fanned with Aquarian air, so enjoy the heat. With temperatures falling and snow on the highway, the warmth of good friends and good cheer is especially gratifying. Get out and share in the birth of the holiday season with laughter and love. What you give is what you get. The quality of your energy determines the quality of your life.
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20)
Jovial Jupiter has recently resumed forward motion in your sign, and in so doing, returns you to a place of openhearted, open-minded living and thinking. Tap in to your highest self and be the best you can be. The powerful awakening and radical personal changes you’ve experienced over the last 7 years have revitalized your spirit. Share the wealth.
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living in the high mountain desert of the American Southwest. Visit her website @ www.alacazem.com.
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