Category: "Astrology News"
After a wild lunar eclipse on the 21st, the Sun has settled into traditional, family-oriented Capricorn. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas indeed. The Moon will be in playful, affectionate Leo on Christmas Eve, so let everyone open one present that night ... just to contain the excitement! Showy Leo brings out our theatrical sides, so gather the gang for caroling and other hokey-yet-hilarious fun.
Skip the dry 2011 resolutions, and think about what would really light you up. Think big! Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of abundance (kind of the solar system’s Santa Claus), so don’t limit your wishes and desires.
Just in time for us to craft some lofty 2011 goals, motivator Mars moves into Capricorn, the sign of long-term planning. Mars will be here until mid-January, pushing us to achieve. What big accomplishments would you like to nail down next year? Mars in Capricorn helps you clarify that list. Impatient Mars accelerates the action, and it can bring equal parts stress and excitement. Remember: Easy does it. Don't overload yourself with work during this cycle.
Fasten your seat belts — it’s gonna be a bumpy sleigh ride. Mercury takes a retrograde (backward) turn from Friday until the end of the year. Mercury rules communication, travel and technology. Typically, all of these things go a little wonky during Mercury retrograde cycles, which occur three or four times a year.
You’re all fired up to finish your holiday shopping, clean the house, bake snowflake-shaped cookies for the whole neighborhood, and basically make Santa’s workshop look like it’s filled with slackers. Not so fast, little elf. Yes, energizer Mars is in achievement-oriented Capricorn, turning you into Superwoman. However, master planner Mercury is retrograde (moving backward) in Capricorn, which means if you’re making a list, prepare to check it twice ... or more!
Another royal wedding! Prince William, a Cancer, has proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, a Capricorn. They’ll walk down the aisle in 2011, two decades after the unforgettable wedding of Charles and Diana.
You made it! The last six weeks have been a choppy time for relationships, thanks to love planet Venus’ retrograde (backward) cycle from October 8 through November 18. There were so many celebrity-couple casualties, we lost count (a supportive hug goes to Eva Longoria, whose divorce news just broke a couple of days ago).
Put down that microscope. The detail focused month of Scorpio ends on Tuesday, and the Sun moves into Sagittarius, helping us view the world through a wide-angle lens — or a colorful kaleidoscope. Worldly Sag brings cheerful moods, big ideas and philosophical conversations to the fore. No wonder the earliest holiday parties are always so much fun. Sagittarius is also ruled by Jupiter, the Roman god of the feast, which explains all the irresistible treats and inevitable holiday pounds. Oh well, we can shed them in January, when the Sun is in somber, disciplined Capricorn.
Do certain numbers seem to … follow you? Ten years ago, we started seeing an unusual recurrence of the numbers 111 and 1111 — in addresses, on license plates and, most of all, on digital clocks. It happened right as we began publishing our first astrology columns, and we wondered if there was a numerological significance.
Life has been a bit harsh this month, thanks to several retrograde (backward) planets, including social butterfly Venus and optimistic Jupiter. Even if you haven't been feeling a bit bleak, blah or uninspired, surely some folks in your inner circle have. That all ends on November 18, but in the meantime, this weekend's planets provide a little relief.