November 27 to December 4, 2014

Visible planets: Morning: Jupiter                 Evening: Mars

Thxgvg Witchcache_500_1_1_img_22679728_d5c84ce805e05686d163344e52f871d3jpgOnce upon a time in America Thanksgiving marked the beginning of the holiday season. Of course, that was long, long ago. Today, ghosts and goblins, witches and pumpkins, broomsticks and candlesticks put an end to summer and propel us into a virtual land of Christmas commercials and television ads, with images of Santa’s barn full of red and white Mercedes, Corona beaches with coco palms and Christmas lights, Black Fridays and everyone thinking about money and shopping.

thanksgiving_vintagepostcard1But, thankfully, we still have Thanksgiving – in the middle of it all – between Halloween and Christmas. It’s a time to take a deep breath and take note of where we are, where we’ve been and where we’re heading – inevitably toward Christmas and then, another New Year. But for now, we are here. Here on Earth, sharing the beauty and bounty, feeling gratitude and – if we are truly grateful – the miracle of grace.

Happy, happy, joyous Thanksgiving. Peace, love and joy…

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr. 19) Thanksgiving is all about gratitude and there is plenty to be grateful for. The radical changes, sudden upsets and instability of the last several years have turned the wheel and put you on one new road after another. Wild, freedom-loving Uranus in Aries squaring “it’s my way or the highway” Pluto in “you have to follow the rules” Capricorn has forced more than one structural upheaval. Responsibility is liberty.

Taurus (Apr. 19-May 20) You may see the light at the end of the tunnel where partners and partnership responsibilities are concerned, especially when it comes to personal time. Others are be coming more self-sufficient and less dependent; it’s time to give them room to grow. Venus in your solar 8th house of joint finance favors negotiation and settlement regarding investment. Relationship intimacy also improves. Be sweet.

Gemini (May 20-June 20) With ruler Mercury now in Sagittarius, your solar 7th house of relationships, you may find others suddenly wanting and willing to communicate, travel and learn with you. You may also discover great pleasure in companionship and camaraderie. Seek out people you admire and are attracted to. Good things come via sharing and pairing. Consider holiday plans and projects, make lists and identify what you want.

Cancer (June 20-July 22) Revolutionary, rebel-planet Uranus in mid-Aries squares power-obsessed Pluto in controlling Capricorn for the entire month of December, putting pressure on patience, pushing reform and demanding change. It’s sort of like one hand wants to hit the throttle while the other one wants to pull the brake. Balance is the key here, as well as self-nurturing. These are crazy, difficult times. Breathe deep, and relax.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 22) Thanksgiving grace comes via sharing wealth, loving life and counting blessings. And with generous, good-luck, good-fortune planet Jupiter moving into the third decant of Leo, you should have plenty to share. Smile and be happy, let your bountiful light shine upon those seeking illumination and lead by example. Life is not easy, and when things are good, it’s good to be good.

Virgo (Aug. 22-Sep. 22) Home is where the heart is. As the holiday season officially begins, take a good, long look around you. Guardian angels and angelic spirits continue to surround, guide and protect you. Look for signs and omens and keep the faith as you move ever closer to your upcoming August 2015 Jupiter return. You are now wrapping up a major 12-year cycle, ending what started in 2003. Mend fences and clean up messes.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 22) If you’ve been feeling the crunch of social pressure, professional responsibilities, relationship demands, family obligations and personal desires, blame it on the stars. Libras have worked hard in these areas for a couple of years, attempting to keep it all in balance. Sacrifice is a strong undercurrent in the river of life now and it may be difficult to maintain balance as you ride the waves. Do your best; let go of the rest.

Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) As birthday embers keep the heart and hearth warm, new flames flicker with awakened desire. Love planet Venus in your solar 2nd house of personal resource encourages self-fueled creative and romantic efforts and interests. If there is something you want, pursue it. If it’s someone you want to be with, show up and be sweet. You are coming the end of a long period of serious restructure. Be the best you can be.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec. 20) Happy birthdays continue as candles are lit and cakes are cut. Others find you unusually attractive now, don’t be surprised if you get everything you ask for. This is actually somewhat like the Midas touch, the world is your oyster; the Universe beckons you to create and manifest. Focus on responsible choices, cultivate patience and maintain momentum. Good things come to those who work for it. Keep the faith.

Capricorn (Dec. 20-Jan. 19) As the world turns, Capricorns see it turn. There is a wildly, wacky element of personal change and transformation happening as Uranus and Pluto form a rather stationery square throughout December 2014. It’s as if you are testing everything you’ve learned and experienced, cleaning the shaft from the grain, harvesting kernels of wisdom and saving seeds for your future gardens. Perseverance furthers.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) As November morphs into December and holiday bells deck the hallways, smile and be happy for your great, good fortune. Take a look around and count your blessings, start with your own life and consciousness. While you may travel a road less traveled, to the beat of a distant drum, you are metaphysically in synch with the universe, singing your heart song. Truth is your ally and justice your friend. Stay on the path.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Planetary shifts from Scorpio to Sagittarius put emphasis on heartfelt goals and illuminate many paths to personal success and achievement. The extreme busy-ness which you have been party to is all part of the plan. Visionary hopes and dreams squared off with reality as you redefined values and reassessed desires. Knowing what you want is the key to manifesting it. If you don’t know, just enjoy the ride.

Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living on a high mountain mesa 40 miles west of Telluride. Visit her website @



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