Nov. 29 to Dec. 6, 2012 Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Venus and Saturn Evening: Mars and Jupiter
Last night the Moon was a big, bright, happy, smiley-face – joyous and jubilant above the wide-open landscape of the wild West End. And right next to the Moon, giant Jupiter – planet of hope, faith and abundance – bright and buoyant, a companion and comrade to the Moon. I couldn’t help but feel the Moon was delighted, laughing and in a very good mood.
Jovial Jupiter is always a welcome partner on any journey, whether it be across the night sky or during a major life transit. The inherent good luck, good fortune, good will influence of this magnanimous planet has been questioned, observed and studied for eons. Astrologers call it the “greater benefic” and associate its 12-year recurring cycle around the Sun to individual cycles of expansion, exploration and growth; periods of time when one feels confident, curious and willing to “shoot for the Moon” – taking those giant leaps of faith that lead us to unknown territory and new, exciting lands of discovery.
Also last night, all over the United States, people were buying last minute lottery tickets – the Powerball jackpot had hit $550 million!!! – in hopes of winning the biggest lottery in history. Gambling – ruled by Jupiter – in a game with almost impossible odds of winning, but still willing and optimistic – also Jupiter. The good news for all is that somebody wins – and you can’t win if you don’t play. Just knowing that somehow makes it all good. Of course, the Moon and Jupiter were conjunct in game-loving Gemini [ruled by multi-faceted Mercury] opposite the Sun in risk-taking Sagittarius [ruled by generous Jupiter], next to the red giant 1st magnitude star Aldebaran in the constellation of Taurus the Bull. And Taurus is, of course, all about money, wealth and financial security.
This morning we found out that two – not one, but two [Gemini] – lottery tickets had won the big prize [Sagittarius] and would be splitting the purse. Two tickets with the same winning numbers! Big, big, lucky, lucky, funny, funny. The Moon and Jupiter, what a magnificent pair!
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) You have come full circle. The life and times of Aries is one of great travels, exploration and experience. Who knew that you would ever be so bold, so brave, so cavalier? Today you are awake and aware, living life on life’s terms, whether you like it or not. Accepting everything in this moment, exactly as it is, as it should be. Thy will, not mine, be done.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) You may feel a sense of culmination or resolution as the Scorpio eclipse cycle comes to fruition. The mud has settled and the water is clear. Relationship communication and illumination is favored as you address issues of honesty, integrity and trust. Work together to expose what is hiding beneath the surface or superficial facade. Focus on solutions.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) As the Gemini full Moon lunar eclipse brings light to unconscious desires and fears, as well as hidden aspects of the self and ego, you may see the magnificent truth and courage of the soul and spirit. Working programs of personal self-improvement is a theme as you recognize the awesome power of choice. As the evolutionary pace quickens, focus on inner peace.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Motivator Mars in Capricorn stimulates movement and accelerates action and interactions in relationships. Others may suddenly rush in or push you toward commitments that can feel too fast or too soon. New directions and new experiences are favored, but moving too quickly is not. Take time to examine the territory as you travel the road together.
Leo (July 23-Aug.22) With several planets in seductive Scorpio, and fresh off a Gemini/Sag lunar eclipse, you may be feeling extremely home-based and heart-centered when it comes to the now-happening holiday season. As always, generosity of spirit is a theme. It’s a time to feel the love and share the bounty. Focus on camaraderie, connect with friends and enjoy the joy.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) As the Sun transits Sagittarius, your solar 4th house of home and family, clean house inside and out. Nothing can make you feel better. Then decorate and beautify your environment. You enjoy the hustle and bustle of the season, so get out and explore your world. Make calls, contact siblings, wheel and deal through stores, holiday events and festivities.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) The increasing awareness of unconscious desires and subconscious fears continues to open doors to the deep workings of soul and spirit. Check motives and uncover the ultimate power of intention. With several planets transiting Scorpio, your solar 2nd house of personal values, examine material and physical wellness. Focus on balance and healthy choices.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) As your birthday year continues to unfold, get in synch with the Universe and go with the cosmic flow. Rather than fight the tide or attempt to control the weather, ride the waves and run with the wolves. The wilderness spirit is a keystone to true freedom and self-authenticity. Touch Mother Nature and ignite the divine spark within. Set yourself free.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Candles and cakes, holiday fare and festivities perennially mark your birthday month. Rather than resist the movement, go with the mo. Your inherent optimism, enthusiasm and confidence is catchy; others love your smile and revel in your happy glow. Banish doubt and cultivate faith as you lead the pack by example. Be the change you want the world to be.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) Motion-happy Mars in your sign may have you running, racing or rushing, so consciously make the choice to slow down and embrace the meaning behind the madness. There is plenty to do, and a variety of events to attend. Look at your calendar and realistically organize time, resources and energy. Management is your forte. And ask the angels to light the way.
Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Home life is the best life and you happen to be blessed with beauty and bounty this year. Thank the angels, count your blessings and give from the heart. Acceptance, forgiveness and compassion are allies now. No one wants to hear how great, rich or successful you are – they can see it for themselves. Refrain from boasting, focus on gratitude and cultivate humility.
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Gratitude cultivates a state of grace and grace is the most beautiful experience there is. Tapping in to the divine source, showing up for others with a smile and happy heart is the best you can do. Open your home to family and friends, get out and see the lights, shop minimally and create in maximum. Love comes easily, gives presents through presence.
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living on a high mountain mesa 40 miles west of Telluride. Visit her website @ www.alacazem.com.
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