Express yourself! This weekend, the Gemini full moon is also a total lunar eclipse. That’s sort of like a full moon to the thousandth power, as eclipses are change makers that bring new openings and swift resolutions, often without notice. Since this is a lunar eclipse, it will be a manifestation or ending to a situation that’s been brewing since the Gemini solar eclipse on June 1, 2011. Think back to seeds planted then, because they could come to fruition. If you’ve been unsure of where things are headed, the coming week could bring answers — at last!
Ho ho … hum? The Grinch may not have stolen Christmas, but it DOES feel like the holiday spirit is kinda low-key this year. That’s because communication planet Mercury has been retrograde (moving backward) in jolly, expansive Sagittarius since November 23. It’s like someone hit the “mute” button on the seasonal joy, making things a little less festive, and perhaps even adding friction to your relationships. Mercury retrograde is also known for causing technology breakdowns (hello, mysterious server crashes and dead cell phones), misunderstandings and travel delays.
The economy might be down, but baby making is up! In Chinese astrology, 2012 will be the Year of the Dragon, a time that legends say can bring a lot of important births. It seems some of the celebs out there have been busy preparing. Here’s who will bring little ones into the world next year.
Kourtney Kardashian (Aries)
It’s all about being first for trendsetting Aries, so get your Ram the latest gadget or fashion to flaunt. Hue hint: Shiny metallics and reds are an Aries favorite. Aries is a brainy sign that bores easily, and needs lots of mental and physical stimulation. Give the gift of entertainment — especially audio books, video players, and anything that can be enjoyed while working out — so your Aries can learn while she burns.
Whoop it up while you can. The Sun is spending its final days in expansive Sagittarius, bringing out our wild sides. Sagittarius is a Fire sign, and since Thanksgiving, we’ve been feeling its feisty vibes. It’s a time when everyone’s excited but also impatient (cue the pushing and shoving of Christmas shoppers), and we tend to “seize the moment” rather than considering the consequences. It’s all about taking risks, leaping without looking and making life an adventure. Sagittarius is ruled by jovial Jupiter, which gives us the holiday spirit as well as big appetites.
What area of your life are you hoping will get some support from the stars in 2012 — love and relationships? Career and money? Health and fitness? Post a comment below (between now and January 21) and you'll be entered to win a special New Year's package: a 30-minute astrology reading with Lifetime astrologers The AstroTwins AND a copy of their book "The AstroTwins' Love Zodiac"! Click here for rules.
For anyone who is interested in numerology, tomorrow’s date — 11-11-11 — is a special one. Celebrity numerologist Tania Gabrielle, whose clients include Oscar and Grammy Award winners, as well as high-profile leaders in business and politics, shared with us some insights into this day’s numbers, and tips for making the most of the unique opportunities it presents.
What is the significance of the date 11-11-11?
It’s 11-11-11, a date we’ve eagerly awaited ever since we started seeing 1’s and 11’s on clocks, addresses, and all over the place with increasing frequency. This started for us about 10 years ago, actually right before 9/11. At first we thought it was a random coincidence, but since it kept happening to us both, we’d remark on it. Soon, we discovered people all over the world saw 11:11 and that it was a whole worldwide movement.
Here’s some of what we’ve dug up on the 11:11 phenomenon:
Make a Wish at 11:11
Can’t we all just get along? At last, the planets are playing nice with each other again — and hopefully, so will humankind. It’s about time! This week, two sets of planets are in a trine (angle of harmony and flow) to each other, bringing a feeling of increased ease. It’s badly needed after a couple of months of serious tension in the stars!