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Horoscopes for the Week of December 5th-11th, 2016
The collective energy could be weighing a bit heavy and somber at the moment with the Sun applying to Saturn in Sagittarius over the next few days. The exact conjunction is on Saturday the 10th (Emily Dickinson’s birthday–pretty apropos). Saturn prefers solitude and asceticism. The Aquarius vibes, also traditionally ruled by Saturn are quite dominant at the moment with both Mars and as of Wednesday, Venus moving into Aquarius. The combination is rather big-picture, long-term and goal driven but with a very dense Pluto shadow creating a T-square to the current Uranus (Aries)-Jupiter (Libra) opposition. We feel pulled between initiating the new, working on our relationships and tearing down and destroying old Patriarchal structures (Pluto in Capricorn) –and then there’s another part of us that just wants to hide under the covers and eat cookies until 2020 (missing T-square leg in Cancer).
I specialize in Saturn (literally “wrote the book on it”……. “Surviving Saturn’s Saturn”), so if you’re in the midst of your Saturn Return issues (28-30) or having some challenging Saturn transits (read: Sagittarius-Gemini-Pisces-Virgo heavy charts) feel free to contact me for some deep one-on-one work. Work with Sherene
Reality testing is so not your bag this week, Aries. It’s all about the great escape. The First Quarter Moon has you craving more sleep and soul time than usual, so prioritize self-care and long baths. Movies, music and anything from the sublime realm is also excellent now. Your social life takes a sweet turn after Wednesday. Look for kindred souls to collaborate with over the next few weeks. The Moon will light up your very own stars on Thursday and Friday, so mark those dates for your fiery finale. You’re totally in your “go get ‘em” element, Ram!
Friends rule your world this week, Taurus. Your social life proves to be incredibly inspiring, so don’t opt for the solo road. The more the merrier is most definitely your motto of the moment. After Wednesday, a restless and rule-breaking energy takes hold. You’ll be more in the mood to experiment than usual so take advantage of the opportunity to break out of your comfort zones. Career prospects are extra sweet over the next few weeks, so push those end of the year projects. You’ll be craving some time out to catch up on sleep and soul time on Thursday and Friday. The Moon will move into your stars just in time for the weekend. Enjoy a slow and sensual pace.
2016 might be on the verge of completion, but your career star is on the rise this week, Gemini. Work your professional vision under the powerful influence of the First Quarter Moon. You have all of the support and inspiration necessary to turn your imagination into your professional reality before the clock strikes 2017. You’ll have loads of collaborative support from friends, colleagues and peers on Thursday and Friday. The weekend is your cue to slow down and catch up on your beauty sleep. Next week is going to be all systems go-go-go, Gemini style! Slow down and rest up!
Your inner homebody is giving way to your inner jet setter this week, Cancer. Travel fever abounds compliments of the First Quarter Moon inspiring long-distance adventures and a strong desire to break free of your normal routine. This is the perfect week to kick back and reflect on all of the experiences and lessons of the past year. Go ahead and wax philosophical while the mood strikes. Career concerns take precedence starting on Thursday, but by the weekend you’ll be ready to play. Expect a super social close to the week. It may be nearly impossible to hide in your shell, but then again when the company is so good, who needs to?
You are in dire need of private time this week, Leo. Even if you feel guilty because so many are trying to get their holiday time in with you, attend to number one. Use the first half of the week to get poetic and dive deep into your own soul needs. You’ll come out of your hiding space by Thursday, when wanderlust beckons. Trying to balance romance, work and adventure is never an easy task, but if anyone can find enough love to go around, it’s you. You’ll be feeling totally on top of the world by the weekend. Expect a rather full social calendar going into next week.
Relationships are your everything this week, Virgo. The only issue is figuring out where dreams end and reality begins. The hidden romantic in you is running the show this week, but your practical side won’t go down without a fight. Why would it be such a crime to give priority to your heart for a minute?. The second half of the week is all about feistiness and moving through massive fears and obstacles. You can plow right through the most stubborn of challenges with sheer determination and a rather matchless courage. When insecurities arise, you’ll be surprised by your ability to rise above and get back to your inner strength. You have both the brains and the courage!
Let your imagination take you to amazing and gorgeous places this week, Libra. Once you have the vision of how strikingly beautiful you want things to be, all you need is to commit yourself fully to make it real. You can’t sit on the fence dreaming and wonder why it hasn’t happened yet. Nip those indecisive tendencies in the bud. Relationships will be your end all be all towards the end of the week. Don’t lose yourself in trying to mold yourself to the needs of the other. Asserting your own voice can only strengthen the trust and level of reciprocity. You can’t constantly accommodate without some backlash of feeling like the relationship is out of balance.
Feel the love buzz this week, Scorpio. This could mean utter romance with another human or simply falling head over heels with life in general. Your creativity is also top of the charts. This is an excellent week for taking all of your projects to the next level as you’ll have loads of inspiration and can use the end of the year deadlines as serious motivation. In fact, work mode will kick in strongest after Thursday. You’re more in play mode at the start of the week, but your productivity will kick in like rapid fire by Thursday. The weekend is back to relationships and more romance.
Forget the ensuing holiday hustle, darling. What you need is some serious downtime. It’s rare for your inner fireball to give way to homebody instincts, but it does happen. Take advantage of this rare mode and catch up on everything having to do with your alter ego’s life as domestic goddess. Love and pleasure will be pulling you back out in the game after Thursday anyway. It’s a momentary but miraculous time of catching up on the basics like holiday decorating and laundry. The incredible part is that it provides a strange sense of bliss and spiritual satisfaction.
You’re a communication machine this week, Capricorn. It will take a miracle to get you off the phone let alone finding ways to tear yourself away from the onslaught of texting and emails. Pace yourself and remember that you truly aren’t required to answer everybody and their cousin immediately. The sudden influx of conversations and correspondence all demand your undivided attention but then there’s the rest of your life. If you start to feel drained, give yourself requisite tech fasts. It will save your sanity and your eyesight. You’ll be craving family and time for lounging at home after Thursday. The weekend brings a sweet dose of love and creativity. Alls lovely that ends lovely.
It’s time to get clear and grounded in the money department, Aquarius. Use this energy to focus and close the books on 2016. You can also harness some awesome new creative strategies for increasing your cash flow. Communication could take over and present way too many distractions after Thursday, so get your money matters settled early in the week. The weekend is your invitation to kick back and catch up on some long overdue lounging and extended time with your favorite books or flicks. You’ll be so ready to slow down and do a whole lotta nothing. Consider it your reset before the real holiday insanity kicks in full force.
This week is all about new beginnings, Pisces. Use the First Quarter Moon in Pisces now to build new dreams and wrap up old ones. Inspiration is in endless supply, and it’s like the stars are at your service for glamour galore. You won’t be in the mood for reality testing, but parties and socializing? Yes, please! Thursday and Friday are excellent for getting organized around money and financial planning for 2017. You’ll be thinking both creatively and strategically for amazing results. The weekend brings a surge of texts, emails and other people vying for air time with you. Too much time in electronic world leaves you depleted. Just say no and unplug!