Another Doomsday du jour bites the dust when the winter solstice comes and goes without incident on Dec. 21. This is when the Mayan calendar will join Y2K, the Rapture and the Millerites on the boulevard of broken apocalyptic dreams. It will be a sad day for doom-and-gloomers everywhere, but do we really need any more drama after all of the Super Moons, cardinal T-squares and planetary retrogrades that took place in 2012? Thankfully, 2013 presents a rosier picture when even the most challenging cosmic aspects will provide opportunities for growth and spiritual transformation. Think of it as a vote of confidence from the stars that life on earth is a life worth living. It’s always easier to dread than to dream, but if you treat each day like a Mystery Date with Destiny, then you won’t be disappointed by Doomsdays that fail to show up.
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You can see the forest for the trees, but that doesn’t mean that you’re out of the woods quite yet. Mercury will form its second square to Neptune on Tuesday, and this is bound to wreak havoc with your internal guidance system. This is when you are most at risk of lowering your guard when it should be up, turning left when you meant to go right or calling it quits right when you’re on the verge of getting your biggest break ever. You need to stay the course — even if it looks like it’s heading in the wrong direction — because you are truly on the right track. Stick with what you started back on Oct. 30, and you will be in the free and clear by Dec. 29. Read more
It’s easy to zero in on what’s wrong with our lives. We can all draft up exhaustive lists of criticisms and judgments and rattle them off in a New York minute. But how many of us know how to focus on what we’re doing right? This isn’t about patting yourself on the back for a job well done. It’s about recognizing that you may be inherently wiser about things than you know. Jupiter is the planet that accents the positive in Astrology, and without it we would do nothing but poke holes in the very dreams that we hope to turn into a reality one day. Take a moment to reflect on the things that you are doing right, and you will see that — as far as your objectives are concerned — you really can get there from here.
This isn’t the week for big decisions or bold moves — not with Mercury coming out of retrograde on Nov. 26 followed by a tricky lunar eclipse on Nov. 28. The Planets are clearing house, and they’ll be doing it on a massively cosmic scale. If anything, you will want to dive down the nearest foxhole and wait things out while situations unravel, expectations topple and hopes go up in smoke. It’s the end of one chapter in your life and the start of another, so you will want to allow some time for the dust to settle before sizing up matters. Things aren’t as grim as they appear. In fact, you could discover that you are standing on the threshold of a brave new world by week’s end.
It’s party time when the Sun enters Sagittarius on Nov. 21. The Sun will be in Sagittarius from Nov. 21 through Dec. 20. It’s no coincidence that this happens to be the height of office party season, so you’ll want to be careful about who’s pointing that mistletoe and where. Although it’s true that Sagittarius is associated with spiritual quests and metaphysical pursuits (it’s the zodiac sign of higher education and religion), the truth is that centaurs — mythological creatures that were half human and half horse — had a bit of a rowdy reputation in ancient Greece. You never wanted to leave them alone with the wine at the wedding because they often drank too much, got to horsing around and wound up riding off with the bride and the bridesmaids. Make a point of monitoring your intake, and you will have all of the fun (and none of the headache) that the season has to offer.
Eclipses are the most important celestial events in the astrological year. Where they fall in your horoscope indicates the area of life where you will feel a compulsion to clear away all the dead wood — no ifs, ands or buts. It’s time for a fresh start, and whatever isn’t absolutely necessary will be tossed out. However, there is a higher purpose to be served by the solar eclipse on Nov. 13, and that’s to get you back on track so that you are following your heart’s desire and not your head’s, your lover’s or your pocketbook’s. Scorpio is the zodiac sign of what lies buried beneath the surface. Simply put, you’re going to have to dig down deep inside and get real about the things you want out of life because you will no longer settle for anything less.