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Heavenly Round Up: You’ve got a brand-new action plan and you’re not afraid to use it. This is better than a simple resolution: this has the hallmarks of a whole new you to match the newness of the year. More than a transformation, you’re going for effectiveness and a sense of purpose that will occupy you through the winter — body, mind and soul. You’ve heard this will be a hard winter, but you’re not afraid of the work that entails. You anticipate a change that goes beyond the season. Ring it in.
Aries: Have you resolved to be more patient with those who can’t help being in your way? Have you resolved to find a well of inner peace and to drink deeply therein? Have you resolved to find a fresh activity to burn off that excess of kundalini energy? Meditate Monday.
Taurus: You’ve got what it takes in terms of the looks, charm and effective communications necessary to make your dream real. Now you need to motivate yourself to put the pedal to the metal and stop acting like you have all decade. This separates the bulls from bullshitters.
Gemini: Call ’em like you see ’em — no one can give you your integrity back once you’ve spent it seeking approval in all the wrong places. You’re not blind to the consequences of honesty, but the partnership is not worth preserving if you can’t speak your mind without fear.
Cancer: Look both ways before you cross, you’ll find that there’s more traffic in the shallows of your unconscious than you’ve seen in quite a while. Learn from the busyness inside you how to cope with the accelerating pace of your external life. Share hope with a Capricorn.
Leo: Are you on the spot again? Why can’t everyone agree to leave you to make your own rules and make up your own game and have done? You’re tired of being the last one any one thinks to ask. Is there some middle ground that would keep negotiations open? Call Tuesday.
Virgo: You’re more than ready to go — you’ve finally got a reason to be that excited by the opportunities blossoming all around you. Revel in your unexpected winter garden of delights. You’ll be able to extend the beauty of your perceptions to those around you with a little effort.
Libra: You don’t always have to play the peacemaker. You don’t always have to act like no one else cares as much as you do. You don’t have to be conciliatory to get folks working together. Use the force directly, Luke. You’ll find that you catch more flies with chopsticks.
Scorpio: It was a dark and stormy night, but now the skies within are clearing and you find yourself facing the dawn of an inner era. Are you going to make the most of this access to a side of yourself you rarely admit exists, let alone show visibly? Props to those of you who do.
Sagittarius: It’s like walking the talk, only now you’re leading others who want to learn how. You may not have envisioned yourself in a position of leadership, but it appears that you’re once again the volunteer who inadvertently agreed to go out into certain danger.
Capricorn: You’ve got it going on. Your hair and teeth are shiny and manageable. Your money situation is as good as it ever gets this time of year. Your outlook is favorable over the next twelve months, if you can manage to sleep with all these exciting developments. Relax.
Aquarius: It’s time to reexamine the hermetic seal you’ve used to keep out the pressure that reality exerts on your high-flying ideologies. Are you ready to take the next step and allow for your hopes to co-exist with the manifest world? Some efforts are worth the extra hassle.
Pisces: You’re ready for a reunion of your wishes and dreams with your daily life. You’re ready for the magic to seep into the corners of everyday and to fill your heart with the wonder that’s gone begging lately. How will you freshen your vision with your palate so jaded?
Heavenly Round-Up: It’s the annual end-game, when we open ourselves to the hope of a brighter tomorrow. The winter solstice can color the week with joy and peace, if you allow yourself to look forward with both optimism and respect. If you want to build a future to be proud of in the year to come, start with a plan and go from there. Take a reality check from older, wiser heads — it’s not rocket science to maximize the inputs of your network of resources.
Aries: Have you tied up your loose ends with a decorative ribbon and a clever bow? Are you good to make the transition to a brand new you with the brand new year birthing all around you? Feel free to re-gift your sense of adventure — you’ve got more than you can use already.
Taurus: Not only is there too much of a good thing, but you’ve been moved to make early resolutions in the face of the Brobdingnagian abundances of the season. Work for the peace you desire more effectively by sleeping well. Walking regulates your circadian rhythms.
Gemini: You’re torn by choices of duty and pleasure. You want your traditions intact, and you want to embrace the fresh and the new. You’re restless, critical and moody. Watch your metabolism carefully; you have the capacity for self-management when you’re intentional.
Cancer: It’s a long, slow road a-winding. You could settle for impatience and irritability. Or you could enjoy the scenery, taking in the details and delights of every piece of the journey. Gather your loved ones around you and tell them how you feel. Make merry on Saturday.
Leo: Call it a symposium, and look for the philosophical thread running through the practical logistics of the exposition. It’s a spiritual problem wrapped in the guise of an external chaos. When you recognize the internal logic, you’ll apprehend your freedom to choose, become.
Virgo: Are you lost in the funhouse where your expectations interface with reality? Are you confronted with distorted versions of your self-image? Is your footing shifting and unsteady? Learn to move with the continually changing perspective of organic existence. Wear sage.
Libra: The season is composed of equal parts riotous living and overwhelming obligations. If you find the balance-point within, you’ll weather the darkest nights of the year with only good dreams to report in the mornings. Make a retreat for yourself to maintain serenity as you go.
Scorpio: It’s time for a general inventory. What do you have that you expected? What are you missing? What resources will you employ to enhance the year to come? You have the courage. If you could establish the necessary trust, you’d have it all. Call on a Capricorn.
Sagittarius: What do you see when you look around? Have you been here before, or have you drifted off the charted edges of the map of your soul? Yeah, there be dragons, but there also be buried treasure and all manner of undiscovered paradises. Face your demon Tuesday.
Capricorn: You got your shopping done early. You made out your resolutions ages ago. You’re already done with what’s in front of you, and ready to move on. But if you can slow down and devote yourself to being present, you’ll make a present of your company to all.
Aquarius: Is that opportunity knocking on the backdoor of your sub-conscious? What could you do to make egress more possible? Let the sun shine in, and leave yourself open to the possibilities you thought you’d put by decades ago. This is a season of wonder, miracles.
Pisces: They love you! They really love you! But then, they always did — even if you couldn’t admit it. Take pride in your current popularity, it’s only your just desserts. Indulge your passion for scenes of sweet and tender confidences. You’ll hear something fantastic Sunday.
Heavenly Round-Up: You’re up to your ears wrapping up the old year in order to put out the new one. You’re swamped with veritable swarms of details, in shapes and colors you never thought about back in the day. Get used to the pace, everything is ”hurry up and wait” through the end of this week. Once you catch on to the rhythm you’re meant to keep, it all settles nicely into place and you can catch your breath, too. Use a back-up system.
Aries: It could be your turn to find out how many trees makes a forest. You’ll start out feeling bogged down, but you can more than halve the workload by bringing a partner onto the project. Reduce your expectations to match the amount of real storage space on hand.
Taurus: It’s a ”go” on your latest foray into self-development. Get in touch with your creative side. Find a new hobby, and the people who can show you the ropes. Hang out with kids to spark your facilities for imagination. And watch out—there’s a distinct scent of romance in the air.
Gemini: You can always sing when you’ve got the blues, and there are so many good tunes you know well enough to share out loud. If you’re the other kind of lonely, you may want to join with other seasonal singers and find a way to turn your pain into new friends, pleasures.
Cancer: Look high, look low. You won’t remember where to look until you’re actively running late. It’s the nature of the beast and the order of the day. Give yourself the extra time you need to pick what you must from all those things relentlessly swirling around. Finish shopping.
Leo: This is a time, more than ever, for you to think of joining, becoming and being more. You have a positive talent that requires some public notice to shine as it should. Will you keep that light under a bushel basket, or have you found a decorative shade that will do?
Virgo: You’re not simple. Your trajectory has multiplicities of vectors, all creating a fractal probability show that challenges the northern lights. Be proud of your variability. Your path isn’t frozen, and all else is mutable. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt on Saturday.
Libra: Hark! What’s that coming across the stillness of the night? Isn’t it funny how sound carries differently from atmosphere to atmosphere? Use your crisp perceptions to firm up your final decision. You’ll have independent confirmation of your choice before you know it.
Scorpio: Time and tide surge and pound in your ears, the pulse of a giant. You’re super-charged and aren’t sure what to do with all that electro-static surplus. It may be time for you to break down and lower your standards to lessen the internal pressures. Ask a Sagittarius.
Sagittarius: Is that a bird or a plane? You’re in a good position to know. You’re just about flying through the air with your cape flapping in the breeze. How does it feel to be so very super? How will you prove your good intentions as you stride among the mere mortals?
Capricorn: Do you really want what everyone else already has? You’ve got a hunger in your soul, but it isn’t the kind you can fill with things or acquisitions. You may wish to commit to studying your deepest self and looking outward as well as inward to find the meaning of life.
Aquarius: If you limit yourself to only sensible, possible solutions, you may miss the really spectacular coupe that is yours for the picking. Let your dreams form a current to carry you from the present into your best-case-scenario future. Share your desires with a trusted one.
Pisces: It’s that simple. It’s that difficult. The answer has been right under your nose all along. Now that the scales have fallen from your eyes, it may behoove you to head for the high ground while you take your time choosing your course of action. You don’t have to be good.
Heavenly Round-Up: If you must live scrupulously by your word, how will your methods of interfacing change? Assume that you want to be careful what you say — as well as when, to whom and with what intention. A learning curve is in play here and you could be at the top of your game if you toe the line long enough to hear all the rules explained to you. Aerobic activities get you toned up for the marathon of holiday cheer headed your way.
Aries: More like a bucket of cold water than a bracing breath of wintry air, you get that wake up call on the red clue phone. What will you do with what you know? Change the course of your life and find the satisfaction of doing the best you could with what you have. Choose.
Taurus: Who you know is important. How you make use of that knowledge separates the sheep from the men. Rock your networks in classic good style — arrive late and leave early. Watch that tendency to comfort eating over the weekend. Make a new tradition: Put up lights
Gemini: It’s funny how all that attention turns out to be a little more glaring than you anticipated on the tender shoots of life nurtured in your soul. As you’re living with your choice, try giving it all you’ve got by giving the old 110 percent. Walk with purpose.
Cancer: That sense of confinement in spiritually straightened circumstances is beginning to dissolve like slush in morning traffic. As you extend your reach in your daily life, look around to see what helping hand you can offer from your new vantage point. Some gifts keep giving.
Leo: You’re lucky enough for any two people. What will you do with your probability-bending propensities? Like Neo in The Matrix, keep reminding yourself that there is no spoon and you’ll be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Think ”tinsel” when getting festive.
Virgo: Is it the way you walk? The new hair-do? The irrepressible sense of your life right-sizing just before it goes into a different kind of overdrive? The world is your oyster, you shall not want. But you’ll want to work off some of the karmic good fortune you’re taking on.
Libra: All that warmth and enthusiasm positively leaves you glowing. All that heady chat and vibrant inspiration makes you want to tear off your metaphysical clothes and jump right in. Do look before you leap with abandon — make sure there’s water in the pool. Reflect.
Scorpio: Your soul peers out of the darkness where it’s been incubating. Is it time for you to boldly leave that sheltered existence and make your mark? Can you justify delaying further? Speak openly with yourself, regardless of what you choose to tell others. Wear red for drama.
Sagittarius: What will you be when you finish expanding and twisting around yourself like a balloon animal in the making? Is it possible to head out in so many directions at once, spiraling in 3-D? You’ll soon learn the answer. Wait for someone to ask the question Tuesday.
Capricorn: It’s a brave new world, but you miss how easy it was to get around in the old one. Don’t let your nostalgia for what no longer exists get in the way of your enjoying surprising delights coming your way over the weekend. The best advice comes from a song on the radio.
Aquarius: The ideas are coming at you thick and fast. If you’re having trouble sleeping, you may want to go the warm-milk method, or the journaling method, or the boring-bedside-book method. But don’t just lie there and fret. You’re making breakthroughs, just believe.
Pisces: Silliness is not just infectious, it’s also sometimes necessary. You can spread holiday cheer as easily as you can dry it up like a river bed in drought season. It’s up to you to choose the attitude you want to apply. Shop, wrap and relax early every chance you get.
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