By Flo Higgins
Happy Birthday Sagittarius! Anyone born this week is known as a cusp baby and combines the energy of two different signs of the Zodiac.
Here we have the free spirit of the Sagittarius trying to combine with the practical, power-packed Capricorn energy, and that is some task.
This is the challenge of being a freedom-loving person and trying to combine it with a character who is interested in being in charge and dealing with power.
The need here is to understand that with power comes freedom and working towards getting practical control of every situation. Once the birthday person is able to do that you have a happy Sagittarius.
With Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, and Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn, there is the need use the Capricorn Saturn to expand and gain power. Jupiter controls the expansion and once this is all understood life becomes glorious for the Sagittarius. When the expansion is controlled you have a very happy power person and a divine combination of Sagittarius and Capricorn.
People born this week: Maxwell Anderson, December 15, 1888; Steven Bochco, December 16, 1943; Bob Guccione, December 17, 1930; Brad Pitt, December 18, 1963; Jake Gyllenhaal, December 18, 1980; David Cook, December 19, 1982; Uri Geller, December 20, 1946; Ray Romano, December 21, 1957; Diane Sawyer, December 22, 1945.
Mercury is now direct and the next new moon will be in Capricorn on Christmas Eve in mid-afternoon. That happens to be a perfect time for the start of new projects or relationships, so plan accordingly. And on Christmas Day the moon will be in Capricorn, which will put a practical cast on the holiday. That is probably good, so give gifts that are useful and practical and they will be a hit. Hanukkah falls on December 21 and Kwanzaa on December 26.
Aries (March 21 to April 20) With the pressure of holiday festivities surrounding your every move, it might be wise to watch what you have to say this week or you could face some upset instead of joy in just a week. Stay away from people who want to argue, and avoid people who are looking for an argument and your holiday will be good. Otherwise, you could be missing a friend or two when the new year rolls in to your life.
Taurus (April 21 to May 20) Patience is a virtue and you need to use it this week or you could end up holding the bag when the holiday rolls into your life. An old pal could create a few problems unless you have learned some lessons of the past and are putting them to use in your present life. Your family holiday will be much better if you look the other way by minding your own business this week.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Your holiday celebration will be a blast if you just listen to a few relationship pointers. If you don’t, you will be talking to yourself and wondering just what happened. And the cause of the problem, in case you are interested, will be Mars in Virgo square your sun sign. If you have unresolved anger get to the gym or run around the block and you will feel much better. Don’t trust anything to luck now – take action.
Cancer (June 21 to July 20) With both Saturn and Pluto forcing some underlying issues to the surface you may be dealing with some anger as the holidays approach. This could certainly upset a few family members and create a family crisis. The best advice is stop listening to nonsense and forgive the past. In that way the upcoming holiday season will be the very best for you and your future.
Leo (July 21 to August 20) You are known for being open and frank, but this week might be a time to cool down and listen or there could be a few challenges entering your life. A relationship could be up for grabs if you don’t change your ways and change fast. You have been warned, and now it is time to make a few adjustments so you can enjoy the fun.
Virgo (August 21 to September 20) The only way to pull everything happening in your life together is to let go of a few projects or relationships that are no longer benefiting you. Don’t let melancholy attitudes cause you to slow down your life or make wrong decisions. Just move forward in a positive way and don’t look back. You are headed in the right direction for a great holiday.
Libra (September 21 to October 20) Your romantic nature should be in tip-top form this week. Looking forward to a full holiday season means you need to bring everyone into the circle. If you are planning festivities make sure you include everyone. An old friend needs some reassurance from you, so give them a call. Expect an interesting call from a long ago pal.
Scorpio (October 21 to November 20) Since you have a very strong character and help people as often as you can, it might be wise to understand that all your good works will pay off. After the first of the year expect some surprises that will help you to get where you want to go in the future. Don’t let go of your dream – just keep moving forward. Don’t get caught up in the gossip. It is a total waste of time for you.
Sagittarius (November 21 to December 20) There may be some frustrations around you, but they will be gone as soon as you stop trying to control everything and try for more freedom. Know that when you get caught up in control issues you are not happy, so plan a quick trip and don’t get caught up in your past issues of control. Just let life happen and 2012 will be the very best. Plan a holiday party with your best pals.
Capricorn (December 21 to January 20) The more care you take now with the details of future projects the more money you will make in the future. Some of your minor relationships could change after the first of the year. If you are not paying attention to some, they are the ones who could move on and leave you high and dry. If you care, then get busy or you will be facing some adjustments as soon as the holiday is over.
Aquarius (January 21 to February 20) This is the season when you find pals you have neglected during the year. It is time to take an inventory of who you want to spend some time with and who you would rather let go. The change of pace will do you good and clear your calendar for the best of 2012. So be there now and understand what you are doing. It is called cleaning your relationship house.
Pisces (February 21 to March 20) Fill your date book with the names of new people and give them a try for a while. It will add to your holiday glee and by 2012 you will be headed in a new relationship direction. When you feel you have found the bliss of a real friendship then tie it up and make sure you keep it. It is time to stop daydreaming and take action, either with work or a new love or, if you are ready, both.
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