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Horoscope for the Week of December 21, 2003

20 December 2003

Tip of the Week:

In addition to the excitement of Christmas and the celebrated birthday of Jesus of Nazareth (credible sources say he was born in March as a Pisces - the sign of the fish), it is also the time to pay tribute to the Winter Solstice.

This time-honored event celebrates the return of the Sun (Son). While the solstice marks the day of fewest hours of daylight, it celebrates the beginning of the movement towards the most hours of daylight, culminating at the Summer Solstice. Is it any wonder that this was the time chosen to celebrate the birthday of Jesus?

Overlapping with the "Saturnalia", the Pagan celebration of winter solstice, it is also ironic that the move towards the longest day would begin on the first official day of winter!

Few people pay attention to such facts these days, though attitudes are changing as Winter Solstice celebrations are gaining popularity. The more we celebrate these natural cycles the more we will respect nature, of which we are an extension. There is a growing trend to re-align with natural and celestial rhythms.

Ecological concerns are leading people back to respect for nature and her cycles. By celebrating human genius and innovation as well as honoring nature, we can achieve more balance and harmony and realize peace, in alignment with Jesus' mission. Happy

Solstice and Merry Christmas! (PS, Mercury is now retrograde - Dec. 17 to Jan. 6)

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)

Despite the fact that Mercury is now retrograde, you are in an ambitious and determined mood. You want to demonstrate to others that you are independent, mature and wise. However, lingering emotional blocks may prove challenging. In certain respects, you still want the security that comes from your connection to parental figures. You may go back and forth on this one so be patient with your process. Make sincere efforts and find new ways to demonstrate your love and appreciation of your family and friends

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 20)

Your heart is wide open now and you feel excited. The festivities of the season may be helping. You want to find new ways to express your feelings and love. Breaking free of trying to please others at the expense of your actual feelings, however, may be the cause of some concern. You yearn to be free to express your self and your love however and to whomever you like. If you feel blocked to express your self freely and fully, whether from within or without, you will feel irritable. Find new ways to be free!

Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)

Reaching into your inner depths and passions, you now seek deeper union with significant others. You yearn for awakening and liberation. Finding your center and clearly defined place in the order of things is a challenge. You want to feel connected, that is clear. Your prayer is to break through confusion and doubt. For your part, you must take new initiatives, on one hand, and surrender to certain realities, on the other. Let go of the disruption and illusion of controlling others and take control of your own mind and heart.

Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 21)

Circumstances and certain key players on your stage are pushing you to establish more independence. This trend will continue for the next few weeks, at least. You want harmony, but the circumstances and key players may not want what you want and/or see things as you do. You would like to be free of external influences and yet you seek advice and approval. Rather than try to push others, focus on your own duties and desires. This is a good time to ask for guidance from within - from your own heart.

Leo (Jul 22 - Aug 21)

You are in a practical mood and serious mood. However, the overall scenario asks that you exercise as much humility as you can. If you push others too hard now, things might backfire. While it is a good time to assertively pursue new initiatives, when it comes to other people you do well to appreciate and respect them and their rights and freedoms. Leadership and maturity are calling and this means avoiding childish manipulations. Be more willing and less willful! True leadership expresses as true service

Virgo (Aug 22 - Sep 23)

You are now in a creative leadership cycle. This implies flexibility in mind and deed. Rather than spend too much time and energy telling others what they could and should do, focus on your own projects and responsibilities. Commit to creating more balance in your life wherever there is the most need. Balancing assertiveness with a willingness to deepen your capacity for intimacy requires a conscious approach. Manage your time by independently focusing on completing tasks and duties, and then be present with loved ones.

Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 21)

The time has come to take charge of certain situations, especially close to home. New realities and responsibilities are brewing. Merging your talents, heart and mind with significant others is key. Gathering new tools and cultivating new attitudes towards love and friendships figure prominently. Changes in your overall lifestyle are already present and will be very apparent soon into the New Year. Even though your actions may be disruptive, you are in the mood to be assertive. Push for what you consider true and real.

Scorpio (Oct 22 - Nov 20)

You are entering a busy time when you will be running many errands and communicating with many people. Circumstances will lead you to exercise authority and leadership. Learning how to work and play more cooperatively continues as a central theme. Bringing more love and acceptance into the home is also central. Where this seems impossible, you will begin to act more decisively. In other words, you are not simply asking for more cooperation and harmony. Balance determination with diplomacy.

Sagittarius (Nov 21 - Dec 20)

Acquiring more goods, possessions and possibly property is now a central theme. Given the season, you stand to be successful. All of this involves money and with Mercury now retrograde, there is a caution against overspending some areas and under spending in others. Events and people will be mirroring back to you rigid mental patterns, values and attitudes that are in need of change. Perhaps you have always done things in certain ways. Are you successful and are you happy? Intend to give to your life in new ways.

Capricorn (Dec 21 - Jan 19)

With the Sun now in your sign, a new wave of energy and determination is washing in. Perhaps you are feeling inspired to cultivate a more spiritual attitude and perspective. If so, what does this mean to you generally and specifically? Endeavors to answer this question are initially for your own sake. However, the more you open your heart to it the more others will benefit and that will also bring more reward and inner peace to you. Think of the children and your own inner child. Activate your innocence.

Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 19)

A time of rest and retreat is upon you. Aside for the excitement and festivity of the season, this time of the year actually offers this opportunity. Does bringing in the New Year quietly and peacefully appeal to you? Why not anchor a peaceful, meditative and perhaps prayerful intention into the next 12 months? Parties can be exciting and fun too, but what do you really need? The world could sure use a more spiritual appreciation. Contemplate what you and the world need most and trust that your actions do count.

Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)

Balancing independence and individuality with groups and similarity is an emerging theme. This is a good time for you to reflect upon what has and has not worked up to now in terms of your approach and attitude to certain realities. However, do not get lost in what could have and should have been. Take time to outline some new intentions and strategies. Then, join with others and be present with people and situations as they are. Nobody and nothing is perfect in this world. Relax, be here now and enjoy.

Michael O'Connor
Michael O’Connor is a professional Astrologer living in British Columbia. He has studied Astrology and associated subjects as they relate to the human potential movement for over 20 years and has been practicing since 1991.

His focus is on a cross-cultural view of Astrology, Numerology, Tarot, Cabbalah, I Ching, Yoga and a unique system of the psychology of ‘Birth Order Sequences’. His perspective includes Chinese, East Indian, Mayan, and European and North American cultures.

Combining the spiritual, religious, mythological and historical backgrounds of these cultures into a rich synthesis of understanding, Michael’s scope and insight proves very healing, directional and inspiring to his broad base of satisfied clients.

Michael O'Connor Websites:

www.SunStarAstrology.com
Michael O'Connor
Michael O’Connor is a professional Astrologer living in British Columbia. He has studied Astrology and associated subjects as they relate to the human potential movement for over 20 years and has been practicing since 1991.

His focus is on a cross-cultural view of Astrology, Numerology, Tarot, Cabbalah, I Ching, Yoga and a unique system of the psychology of ‘Birth Order Sequences’. His perspective includes Chinese, East Indian, Mayan, and European and North American cultures.

Combining the spiritual, religious, mythological and historical backgrounds of these cultures into a rich synthesis of understanding, Michael’s scope and insight proves very healing, directional and inspiring to his broad base of satisfied clients.

Michael O'Connor Websites:

www.SunStarAstrology.com