Friday, December 9, 2011

Your Milky Way Horoscope Dec. 25-31, 2011. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

By Milky Way Maid

Yay! Old man Jupiter goes direct at 5:08 pm Sunday, Christmas Day
, at zero degrees, 22' of Taurus. Taureans who may have floundered a bit earlier this year when trying to get some luck going, should find things finally begin to come together. The only other exact aspect that day is the Moon trine Mars at 4:11 pm. (Christmas Eve had a Sun-Moon-Pluto conjunction, an aspect that supports self-empowerment initiatives.)

The Sun is conjunct Pluto at 7 degrees Capricorn at 2:43 am Thursday. A bit early even for the old goat Cappy, but if you can get up a bit early to say some affirmations it should really help you accomplish them. You may face some trying situations, especially if this is on your birthday, but you will find out more about yourself and your strengths than you ever imagined.

Mercury in Sag squares Mars at 19 degrees Virgo at 1:06 am Sunday, Jan. 1. Make a resolution to bite your tongue starting New Year's Eve, hmm? Mercury-Mars squares are OK for debate and possibly vocal performance (acting, singing) but we generally are looking for fun and nice memories on New Year's Eve, so walk away from arguments that could become blistering very quickly. Some of us might work off that Mars energy with cleaning or baking or gym work.

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Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also the sign of their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop. Also note: some aspects are exact on a weekend but may find opportunity for expression on the Friday or Monday nearest the exact aspect. Times given are in Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Savings Time depending on the season.

ARIES - March 20-April 19 – The Moon is in daring Aries as the New Year begins, from 4:48 am Sat., Dec. 31 thru the weekend. You may feel really finicky or jumpy on Saturday, maybe you cannot wait for the new year to get here. Unfounded notions that your mate does not love you or appreciate you must be drummed out of your head right now. Tell loved ones that YOU love THEM and make sure to mean it. Keep in mind that Jupiter is going direct in your second house of finances/resources so determine your goals for 2012 and proceed accordingly.

TAURUS - April 20-May 20 – Lucky you, Jove finally goes direct in your sign. You have until about mid-June 2012 to make the most of it. Jupiter transits tend to leave and take all the good with them, so determine how to get some lasting value out of Jove before he goes. BTW you also have a grand trine on Christmas Day, with Jove and your natal planets in Taurus, Moon in Cappy, and Mars in Virgo. Earth trines tend to build something; try to build up some good will to draw upon in 2012 and thereafter. You will probably prefer to cocoon at home on New Year's Eve.

GEMINI - May 21-June 20 – Tuesday opens with a Moon-Venus conjunction in your airy ninth house; a sales webinar could go well, or you may receive an internet-related gift. Career matters looks favorable for Thursday morning. Friday can be stressful with lots of us saying awful things we don't mean; you may be caught in the crossfire (lie low). New Year's eve could be marred by friends who are under pressure, so may I suggest a night at home or with those near and dear?

CANCER - June 21-July 22 – Sunday may be the best day of the week for you; hubby is energetic and keeps the kids busy for you. (If you have an empty nest, so much the better, you can entertain each other.) Cardinal signs like yours may be under a lot of pressure this New Year's eve so maybe you are not good company that night; consider staying home. Keep in mind that Jupiter is going direct in your eleventh house of clubs and friends. Benefits may flow from membership in organizations or from volunteering.

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 – Your spouse is particularly affectionate Mon-Tues. Tuesday afternoon favors creative writing, or chatting with your children. Finances are stressed Friday. Communications houses are very active Saturday; maybe you send New Year greetings via email or chat this year. Keep in mind that Jupiter is going direct in your tenth house of career; promotions or perks may come in the first half of 2012 but do not take them for granted.

VIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 - Keep in mind that Jupiter is going direct Sunday in your ninth house of the internet, publishing, college and religion. Doors may open that you thought were closed, so enjoy the brief spotlight as it comes. Sunday is especially pleasant if spent with children, or on artistic pursuits. The internet helps you find another job Monday; submit your resume overnight. Wednesday night is most favorable for having friends over. The only thing marring the week is that children may try to dictate how the holidays are observed; drive a hard bargain.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 22 - Keep in mind that Jupiter is going direct Sunday in your eighth house of pooled resources; you may benefit in 2012 from a legacy or from an insurance settlement. Monday night favors time spent with children or on artistic pursuits. Expected news arrives Tuesday afternoon. Thursday you mull over putting exercise equipment in a home gym. Cardinal signs like yours may be under a lot of pressure this New Year's eve so maybe you are not good company that night; consider staying home.

SCORPIO - Oct. 23-Nov. 21 - Keep in mind that Jupiter is going direct Sunday in your seventh house of partners. Teaming up, at least for the first half of 2012, can be very rewarding. An open house for friends and neighbors goes well Sunday. You may be perplexed by family stresses Monday; you all had such a nice holiday. You may spend Friday watching a friend perform in a holiday event (hope you got free tickets). You may have to work New Year's eve, just drive carefully when going home.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 22-Dec. 21 - Keep in mind that Jupiter is going direct Sunday in your sixth house of health and work; you may be able to make a career of your avocation, and your health issues may abate for the time being. Tuesday is favorable for any kind of speaking engagement, as you should meet receptive audiences. This is a stressful, or should we say, action-packed week for you. Friday and Saturday are particularly busy.

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22-Jan. 19 – The Moon is in tradition-minded Capricorn from Christmas Day till midday Monday. You can go beyond your normal physical limitations with some help from Mars, probably keeping the kids entertained. Monday may present a letdown for many of us, without the anticipation of the holiday. Try to start making your plans for New Year's. You could spend Wednesday night curled up with a thrilling mystery novel. Keep in mind that Jupiter is going direct in your fifth house of children and artistic expression; you may desire to expand your family, and ideas for art projects can reach a new level.

AQUARIUS - Jan. 20-Feb. 17 – The Moon is in Aquarius from 12:14 pm Monday till Wednesday evening. Aquarians may blow things out of proportion midday Monday; stop, think, get your perspective back. Possibly spending time with a humorous relative balances your mood. Affection reigns Monday night. Meaningful chats, with offers to help, arrive Tuesday afternoon. You see clearly how to build that better world Wednesday afternoon. Keep in mind that Jupiter is going direct in your fourth house of home and family; you may desire to expand your house or your family, and may host international visitors.

PISCES - Feb. 18-March 19 – The Moon is in Pisces from 6:45 pm Wednesday till Saturday morning. Wednesday favors spending dinner with a relative, a boon companion. Thursday favors brunch with a friend, who may spend the time raving about the new mystery he's reading. You may wake up angry Friday; best to work it off in the gym. With Saturn breathing down your neck, you might resolve to be a more responsible person in 2012. Keep in mind that Jupiter is going direct in your third house of the internet and writing; write that novel you have been putting off.

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