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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Week Beginning Friday, December 18th

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I'll be taking a break Christmas week but will have January's Video Scopes up the following week.  Safe travels and please be kind to your fellow journeymen and women.  Cheers!

As we wind down these final weeks of 2010 my thoughts turn to the immense change awaiting us in 2011..are you breathing a sigh of relief?  I am.  A year of backtracking, wading through the mire, learning the art of patience, and deepening our understanding of ourselves and the precocious world around us.  We are collectively finishing up some long term cycles next year - Uranus moves into Aries in March for a 7 year stay, Neptune and Chiron embark upon (tentatively at first) a move from Aquarius into Pisces.

The big news for 2011 will be the Uranus square Pluto from Aries to Capricorn.  We have already been experiencing "tastes" of this combination.  This cycle represents the breaking down of structures - political, financial, and organizationally.   That which we have deemed a permanent fixture in life is set to be redefined in order to establish a stronger and improved version.  But, the erosion and breaking down of said entities is the first order of business.  Like the shoring of a house, things break down and get messy before a clean-up and stronger foundation can be built.  Wiki Leaks is a prime example of messy bureaucratic breakdowns showing a disparaging contrast between what power brokers communicate to it's public's and it's actual agenda.  At this writing circuitous legal paths will likely be blocked by the same insurmountable obstacle:  the First Amendment.  Governments and corporations can either tighten their security practices or aspire to a level of transparency where there is no corruption and law breaking to hide! 

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse falls on the 21st of December at the last degree of Gemini...a time when copious amounts of information may be flowing and the ability to sift through what is important as well as relevant may require some extra focus.  Mercury shifts back into Sagittarius on the 18th a day of flowing social interaction and sudden surprises.  The 19th adds to the intellectual and travel theme with Mercury conjunct the Sun - double check your travel plans and go with the flow.

Christmas day shows an easy energy during the afternoon hours but please don't equate gifts received with personal value.  The Moon shifts from Leo into analytical Virgo.  New Year's eve has an upbeat buoyant energy with the Moon moving into Sagittarius at 8:22 p.m. EST.  

ARIES:  How you think, process information, communicate to others in your immediate environment and travel from point A to B are all areas affected by the Lunar Eclipse.  A feeling of "lack" may be evident and needed changes will be flowing your way over the next few months.  You are on the precipice of a very exciting 2011.  Mars continues to motivate your goals in career and community visibility.

TAURUS:  Earned income, your value systems and self-esteem are areas the Lunar Eclipse will be magnifying.  Anticipate changes and enhancements to these areas into 2011...something may disappear and be released in order to be replaced with something more relevant to your current needs.  Venus continues through your partnership house into January - sweet!.

GEMINI:  Your personal identity and health are being reviewed and revised during this Eclipse season.  The next 18 months portend a time of self-reinvention.  Your energy and health may not be strong now, rest and nurture self as much as possible this month.  How you perceive your environment influences your interaction style.  Partnership dynamics will be very different for you into 2012...a time of shifting in how you interact with others.  Work and day to day habits continue to bring sweet and supportive energy.  Mercury is retrograde till the 30th - try to keep your schedule on the lighter side.

CANCER:  You may find yourself in the role of caretaker this month or perhaps it is you who needs some extra rest and rejuvenation.  The Eclipse affects the axis of your chart affecting health, rest, the need to care for another, and work demands.  Build in extra time around the days of the 21st to engage in some "me" time as others may be needing you too!    Partnerships continue to be demanding but take refuge in the love pouring forth from both friends and your children.

LEO:  Children may be the catalyst for surprises and changes in planning this holiday season.  Friends and lovers may also require a deeper level of emotional understanding from you Lion.  Keep your roar to a minimum and slip into the state of a philosopher....this too shall pass.  This is a long term trend of redefining your relationships with others, and cultivating your personal levels of joy and creativity.  You may create a masterpiece of some sort in the next year and a half resulting in you experiencing a level of passion that's been missing for years.  Home continues to be your haven of peace and joy.

VIRGO:  Home, career direction, your parents, where and "how" you live and emotional security are the areas the Lunar Eclipse is setting her sights upon over the next 18 months.  Home and family needs may require some flexibility on and around the 21st.  Home fixtures may require some repair, an unexpected guest or family member may pop up or conversely a holiday guest may not be able to attend the festivities!  Confidence continues with your creative endeavors and Venus is still blessing your communications.  Continue to be flexible with the schedule with your ruler Mercury still in retrograde motion.

LIBRA:  Travel may be a bugga boo around Eclipse time....take your time, get your car serviced and plan for delays and the unexpected.  The long term vibrations of the next several months will affect your levels of communication and by this summer you may find you are traveling more frequently as well - probably work related.  Publishing projects may come to the fore as can teaching and speaking activity.  Your view of the world around you is changing and broadening.  Earned income is still blessed with your ruler Venus transiting your 2nd house.  Partnerships both of the personal and business kind will take up more of your energy and focus in 2011.

SCORPIO:  Money you earn, commissions, venture capital, loans, taxes, and business contracts come into frame over the next several months.  The Eclipse "may" bring a feeling of lack in one or two of these areas but please know changes will continue to evolve into 2011.  Venus "should" be infusing you with a feeling of well-being, attractiveness and attraction, and people who seem to be more willing to help you out.  Next year shows expansion and the need for flexibility in the areas of work and health.  A happy addition may come in the form of a furry friend by this spring.

SAGITTARIUS:  Areas of change are falling in your partnership axis Archer.  You may find a relationship on it's way out around Eclipse time but this is a far reaching influence designed to change and refine how you "do" relationships and engage in relating.  Who we are is directly related to who we attract, and changes are afoot.  The Sun's transit of your sign is strengthening your sense of self, and Uranus and Jupiter will be taking up residence in the area of love affairs and creativity beginning the first quarter of 2011.  Expect these areas to be a focus of growth and learning for you well into 2011.  

CAPRICORN:  Energetic, decisive and assertive can all be descriptors of you in the past few weeks.  Yet, the Eclipse seems to signal the need for some rest and downtime.  You may be called upon to be of service to someone who needs your care and support around the Eclipse.  Work may feel like a resentful taskmaster pushing and pulling your responsibilities between self and others.  Friends continue to provide a glowing light of support and pleasure.

AQUARIUS:  Friendships, creative projects, groups, alliances and the affairs of your children are areas of change and growth over the next several months.  The Eclipse sets off a new trend that may find some friendships and romantic liaisons heading south and out the door.  But, the Water Bearer has the gift of detachment and objectivity when facing changing circumstances.  What is leaving now will be replaced by projects and people that more aptly reflect who you are becoming - trust that.  Training, classes, technology and communication projects are on tap for you in 2011.

PISCES:  Circumstances surrounding your family roots, home, career direction and role within your community is changing in the long term.  What changes and leaves your life around Eclipse time will be well rewarded as you move into 2011.  Something needs to change in order for you to build on your developing emotional resources.  Friends continue to play an active role in your life and Jupiter is upping the ante on new and exciting opportunities before he leaves your sign in January.  Embrace the good.