By Jonathan Cainer
A total solstice eclipse of the Moon will be visible over America on the night of December 20. The beginning of this rare and potent event will also be visible from northern Europe, including the UK, when the Moon starts to set, just before sunrise on the 21st. The end of the eclipse will be visible at sunset for Japan and north-eastern Asia. If you’re hoping that somehow, this year, December will mean more than tinsel and trivia, if you’re looking for true meaning, deep change and the potential for joyous revelation, this important, unusual phenomenon is the perfect omen of hope.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
The power of mind over matter is not to be underestimated. If you really believe – and try – and summon your willpower and concentrate furiously, it’s amazing what you can achieve. I mention this because a lunar eclipse in your opposite sign, later this month, should amplify your psychic strength. If you want something badly enough, you can move a long way towards getting it. Be warned, though. You may end up achieving the “wrong result.” Before you fight too hard for control over a situation, try letting go. This is the opposite of mind over matter, this is deciding that you don’t mind and it doesn’t really matter!
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
What is this we see before us? It looks, distinctly, like a crisis of conscience. But surely, it cannot be. What great moral issue do you need to stop and examine? Why should your life require a sudden change of attitude and direction? You know the answer better than I – or at least, you will do by the end of December. Mars is passing through your sign. A symbolic, emotive choice must be made. You may well find that “events” precipitate all this. A key factor may start to stand in your way and prevent progress until you have reached a decision. You will, though, be glad of the outcome of your inner wrestling match.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Who writes the rulebook? Who decides what is or what is not allowed? What authority do they have to act in this way? Who gives them the right? Ultimately, you do. As the Manic Street Preachers so memorably put it, “If you tolerate this, then your children will be next…” Even if you are your own hardest taskmaster, you are not obliged to put up with your own tyranny, let alone anyone else’s. Intense influences in December urge you to make a break for freedom. Don’t be afraid of transgressing some law that is actually irrelevant and unenforceable. Do what you feel is right, not what you feel you must do.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
We live in a topsy-turvy world. When we want to make our hearts race and our bodies surge with adrenaline, we just sit back in front of a scary video. Yet, every day we glibly cross the streets or handle potentially dangerous equipment whilst remaining perfectly calm. We are similarly strange when responding to emotional challenges. We get excited about matters that are ultimately irrelevant whilst we let genuinely important issues pass us by. December’s eclipse speaks, to you, of revelation, realisation and recognition. As you awaken to a fresh perspective you should experience much inspiration.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
December’s triple conjunction of Mercury, Mars and Pluto takes place in the part of your chart that governs status, power and authority. You don’t have a cast-iron guarantee of success but you’ve got a good shot at it. The holiday season isn’t, of course, a time when most peoples’ thoughts turn to climbing corporate ladders or starting some kind of enterprise. But, then, maybe that’s not what you need this heavenly helping hand for. Perhaps you would just like to be properly “heard” in an area where you’re currently being ignored. You’ll certainly be listened to soon. And looked at admiringly. And respected. And supported. And understood.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
You don’t like to dwell too long on the past. You are more interested in where you are going than where you have been. Recent events, though, have obliged you to revisit an old memory. You are starting to see a story from a different perspective. You now understand something that you never really “got” before. In one way, this makes very little difference. In another, it alters everything. This month, as you digest the discovery, you will start to see how your idea about the future is also based upon an incomplete assumption. You are entitled to expect a better, brighter, easier road ahead than you have so far seen.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
I can see how close you are now, to reaching a judgement. Your world looks to me, a little like one of those courtrooms in the movies, just after the prosecution has done an excellent job of summing up. The defence is in tatters. Then suddenly, in through the doors at the back, walks a key witness shouting, “Stop! You have to hear the truth now.” Suddenly, they take all the key facts and put them in a different order to reveal a dramatic new perspective on the matter in question. A lunar eclipse, just before Christmas, is your chance to learn – and benefit enormously – both materially and psychologically – from new discoveries.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Are you kidding yourself? Are you believing what you want to believe? If you feel certain that you can’t be, it is likely you can be. Certainty, like gin, is a dangerous intoxicant. In small doses it lifts the spirit. In large ones it destroys discrimination. It is also addictive. The more you have, the more you want. Refrain from indulging this month. Instead, give yourself the benefit of the doubt. Allow yourself to be not so sure of anything that once seemed beyond question and allow your most inspiring fantasies a chance to persuade you that they may be viable. The eclipse implies you’ll enjoy December more than you expect.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Peace, at last. Peace, reassurance and relief. The pressure is off. The tension is easing up. If you don’t feel that by now, you will do soon enough – for some highly encouraging changes are taking place in the sky. The Christmas eclipse is a strong suggestion of comfort and prosperity. Renewal and reconciliation, attraction and invitation. Will your life be trouble free? Of course not. Never, in all your time on this planet, has it been that way. Still, though, you will see a difference. You are about to get closer to someone from whom you have been feeling uncomfortably estranged and embark on an adventure you truly enjoy.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Despite our superficial fascination with image and appearance, we value maturity more than inexperience. We believe that longevity has the potential to bestow on us a kind of deeply desirable wisdom, to which there is no short-cut. Or at least, some of us do. As another year edges slowly to a close, as another festive season preoccupies the minds of millions, as so many things you have known before come right back round again, are you not a lot wiser than you once were? Actually, you are! And you are becoming smarter still as we speak. You are going to make some excellent and clever choices this month.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Powerful emotions are now making it hard for you to think straight. Whenever feelings run high, logic tends to lie low. It can’t compete with the intensity of an unreasonable mood – so it doesn’t even try. But maybe, right now, this is a fine thing. For what you now feel, needs to be felt. It may make no sense, but – until it has been experienced, aired, and expressed – it will not ebb away. Don’t go too far, this month, on the strength of a feeling that you know you can’t properly explain or support – but don’t entirely suppress it either. Soon, the most powerful and predominant emotion of all in your life… will be joy!
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Take one small Christmas party balloon. Blow into it. At first, nothing will happen. You will need to stretch the material and exhale with all your might before you see a change. But once it starts to expand, it will continue rapidly. Eventually, you will reach a point where you can choose to stop and tie off the neck or keep on puffing till the whole thing explodes in your face. You are breathing life into a hope or plan now. Venus passes through your sign in December. That’s auspicious. It suggests your effort is starting to pay off. Just don’t take things too far, too fast… and don’t try too hard when all you need to do is relax.
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