Josephine (Dec 12) ...
This year is going to be about healing, personal growth and emotional challenges. A major relationship is about to hit a serious milestone, and while the indications are largely positive, it may mean you have to restructure your life in some way. If you are single and looking to be married, this could indicate a "settling down" period. If you are already married, expect a lot of interesting feedback from friends and companions who will bring news of weddings, engagements and serious new relationships.
The big challenge for you this year is financial. You may find yourself spending more, spending erratically, or spending on the basis of emotional reactions. You will have a lot of ideas for making money, but your energies will be pretty scattered. Don't gamble, try to make sure that the chances you take are not overly risky. You may be drawn to high technology this year, but you will encounter mixed results, and may spend more on computers and telecommunications equipment this year than you have in the past. Your career will be changing, but you may find that things don’t settle down until sometime next year.
There are lots of interesting parties and social events coming up this year, you will find out that you are meeting people who share your interests through bookstores, travel, or higher education. You may be considering going back to school this year.
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We’re heading up to the winter holidays, and no matter what beliefs you hold, there is likely to be cause for celebration this early month. Powerfully transformative energies are swirling about early in the month. The questions to ask are "How do I show my courage and leadership by making the biggest change, taking the biggest risk, jumping the highest? How do I show my friends and loved ones how life is lived? How do I be an example of love-based leadership to the people I love?" If you ask yourself questions like that this month, you will not only change your own life, you will pull others along with you for the ride. The focus will be on the family. How will you show love in challenging moments as well as during the celebrations? If you are looking for a special gift for that hard to please loved one, try something unusual like art lessons, a season's pass to a local theatre, or a gift basket made up of some of their favorite art supplies.
The special challenge early this month will be to slow things down. There is a lot of highly optimistic energy floating around, but the grand ideas people will have might turn out to have little staying power. You might want to take a second look at any risky venture that involves business, investment, currency or capital. There is some kind of monkey business in the money business this month, so watch your finances carefully.
The holidays themselves could be a challenging time though, a bit of a let-down from the high expectations early in the month. There are strongly negative aspects to "the public and people in general". It looks like there is indeed a "clash of cultures", and religious motivation could be behind unrest or attacks, intensifying near the end of the month. Intensely erratic emotions and a high anger level will make people act strangely around this time, especially where spiritual or religious beliefs are concerned. Everyone seems to thing that they have the unique dogma that will solve the world's problems, and yet it will be this very attitude that is tearing the world apart. The main upside could be the kind of healing that is often triggered after certain tragedies. If you find yourself falling into the "holiday blues", the best thing to do is to look for someone who is suffering more than you are, and find some way to be of help or service to them. If you don't know anyone, call the Red Cross or a local retirement home, and ask how you can volunteer. It could entirely transform the way you look at the season.
There will be a lot of interesting news about technology, computers and the Internet this month, though it will be a bit of a mixed bag. Look for new laws, court cases and strange movements in the stock market for businesses in these sectors.