Planet Tracker for December 17: Venus in Scorpio

Venus in Scorpio: Intense, Passionate, Committed

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The black widow. The mistress. Skeletons in your romantic closet. Secretive about money and love. A sexy, magnetic, deliciously irresistible intimate encounter. A healing and transforming bonding experience. Venus in Scorpio has the power to elicit all of this … and more.

Astrology considers Scorpio to be a tough placement for beautiful and sweet Venus. Scorpio isn’t concerned with superficiality, and prefers chasing after a transcendental kind of love. The Scorpion likes to get below the surface to examine issues of power, fear, sex, and desire. When Venus is in Scorpio, Venus trades in social niceties for digging deeply and sparking needed change.

When Venus is in Scorpio

Venus is about relationships, and is sociable, friendly, and affectionate. Scorpio is about passion, and likes to dive headfirst into love. This means we’ll crave meaningful and intense experiences when Venus is in Scorpio. Depth and intimacy become more important, urging us to trade in frivolous flings for long-lasting romance. Love can border on obsessive when Venus is in this sign, compelling us to go all-in when it comes to matters of the heart.

Venus in Scorpio is a time when we’ll want to shine a light on the shadows of our relationships. Those nagging thoughts that we’ve been pushing aside to make peace? Well, they become impossible to ignore when Venus and Scorpio get together. It’s a time to go beneath the surface, find the truth, and hold it up to the light of day. We’ll try to figure out what we can do to make it work — or if it’s time to let go. This transit gives our relationships a major reality check, whether we want one or not!

Venus in Scorpio can also bring power struggles and money concerns out into the open. Subtle issues become more obvious than they were before. How money is spent becomes a focus in partnerships where financial resources are shared. This could also be a time when we have a stronger interest in making financial investments or decisions about loans, insurance, or other areas of our lives having to do with money.

Yes, Venus in Scorpio can be pretty heavy, but it can also be truly amazing. All of this intensity leads to a stronger bond, so if you’re up for the challenge both emotionally and physically, this could end up being a transformative and sexy time that ends up bringing you and your partner much closer together.

If you were born with Venus in Scorpio

As someone with their Venus in Scorpio, you take love very seriously. While others might be fine with a fling here or there, you’re always in it for the long haul. You are one of the most dedicated Venus signs in the zodiac, and you enjoy the deep, emotional connection that comes with being in a committed relationship. This doesn’t mean it’s easy for you to open yourself up to people. You are extremely skeptical of others at first, and believe actions speak louder than words. If someone does end up toying with your emotions, they will end up on the receiving end of your stinger!

Your intuition and penetrating mind make it easy for you to see past facades and understand who people really are. You are the private investigator of the zodiac, seeking to uncover every last detail — and secret — about someone. Yes, this is partly because you want to see if they are who they say they are, but you also want to learn what makes them tick so you know how to nurture them once you do get closer. Your Scorpio Venus may compel you to search for everyone else’s secrets, but your need for privacy makes you unwilling to share your own.

The raw passion and power of Scorpio coupled with the romantic nature of Venus creates an aura of mystery that other people can’t help but be drawn to. You might find yourself in the sights of quite a few admirers! However, you have very high standards for potential mates, and won’t allow someone to get close to you until they’ve proven their loyalty and trustworthiness. This makes you appear distant or disinterested at first, but you’re simply protecting the sensitivity Scorpio is known for. Once someone has shown you that it’s OK to let your guard down, you are as devoted as they come. is Part of the Daily Insight Group © 2018

Your Ogham Reading for December 17 & December 18

Your Ogham Reading for December 17



The Elder tree has often been associated with the Goddess and Mother Earth. Anyone who would cut down an Elder was risking bad fortune and ill luck. This letter of the ogham is most likely to show karma in action. Ideas that come to mind are regret, dealing with bad choices, and the inevitable. Especially if this symbol shows up in any future readings it is wise to take precautions on potential decisions.

Fortune – Take the Ruis seriously to avoid any bad luck! This Ogham is a sign of Karma in the works! Stay positive and mindful of potential pitfalls!


Your Ogham Reading for December 18


While it also may have thorns, Gorse is known for a vibrant yellow flower that can last almost year round. For this reason this plant has become a symbol of vitality. It may be hardy and have some thorns but it protects wildlife and shines bright for everyone to see. When you draw this letter keep in mind optimism, positivity, and vigor. With Onn you will prevail as long as you keep your flower in bloom!

Fortune – This Ogham tells you that you will prevail! Stay happy and optimistic and everything you seek will turn out great!

The Daily Rune for December 17 & December 18

The Daily Rune for December 17



“The mind will trust the body, the body will trust the mind.”

Ehwaz – “eh-was” – Literally: “Horse” – Esoteric: Trust

Rune of harmonious teamwork and trust. Rune of pairs of entities working together for a common goal.

Psi: trust between individual entities, sexuality

Energy: trust, cooperation, the Fetch

Mundane: animals, teamwork, friendship

Divinations: Harmony, teamwork, trust, marriage, loyalty, a friend; or duplication, disharmony, mistrust, betrayal, nightmares, indecision, an enemy.


Activating the energies of your inner Fetch
Ability to detect deceit and uncover subtle queues
Facilitates swiftness in every regard
Establishing trust and bonds with animals (ie. horse whisperers)


Your Daily Rune for December 18



“For every gift a curse.”

 – “Gay-boo” – Literally: “Gift” – Esoteric: Fair Exchange, Sacrifice, Sacred Marriage

Key Concepts: gifts, giving, taking, trade, sacrifice, process of exchange, balance, compensation, equilibrium, law of reciprocation, altruism, the gravity of equals and opposites, generosity, hospitality, honor

gratitude, forgiveness, appreciation

 Exchanged powers, sacrifice, dissolution of barriers through gifting

Divinations: Generosity, gift, magical exchange, honor, sacrifice, divine vision; or influence buying, greed, loneliness, dependence, over-sacrifice, unbalanced behavior, dishonesty

 material gifts, thankfulness, trade

Sex magic
Mystical union and ‘Sacred Marriage’ between partners
Understanding of the true meaning of gifting and binding
Giving of oneself from within
Harmony between brothers and sisters and lovers
Favours, contracts, obligations, debt and oath-taking

Your Daily Tarot Card for December 17 & 18

The Daily Tarot Card for December 17


Keywords: balance, rules, detachment, karma!

Astrological Correspondence: Libra

Based on the realization that life is ultimately fair and just, the Justice card symbolizes balance, harmony, and fairness in our lives. She represents the choices we make, reminding us to base them on planning, reflection, rationality, and a weighing of options between the sword and the scales. In love relationships, this is reflected by honesty, respect, and loyalty; in professional life, by essential values like professionalism, respect for established processes and procedures, and adherence to reporting systems. In negative situations this card can resemble imbalance, coldness, and a destructive streak impeding relationships.


Your Daily Tarot Card for December 18th

The Magician

Keywords: work, new beginnings, activity, overwork!

Astrological Correspondence: Mercury

As the archetype of the masculine principle, the Magician represents someone who is able to achieve goals through his creative abilities and his skills in using the tools available to him. The Magician symbolizes the beginning of something new, when everything is possible. It can be a start of a new relationship, the birth of a new idea or creative project, or a financial strategy. The Magician is a confident person realizing his full potential by taking positive action and focusing his attention and energies on the task at hand. This includes employing magic. On the negative side, the Magician represents egotism, treachery, and overconfidence, thereby misleading others into making wrong choices.

Your Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, December 18

Your Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, December 18

By Kelli Fox


March 21- April 19

Your youthful energy bubbles up today. However, the universe is urging you to slow down a little and take stock of your situation. Remember to stay civilised as you mix and mingle with other people, especially if you’re rubbing elbows with your employer or potential clients. You want to give them a sense of your raw energy, but you don’t want to come across as overly brash or unrefined. This will require fine-tuned social skills. Try to move deliberately through the world instead of behaving impulsively.


April 20-May 20

Creativity and culture are pulling at you. Let them. Surrender to the lure of the arts today, and don’t be shy about opening up your treasure chest. Start a far-reaching project. Maybe you’ll commit a month to this, or maybe you could set aside an even bigger block of time. But even if you’re just dabbling or doodling, you’re good on inspiration. Ask around for the materials if you don’t see what you want. You might end up with people as well as supplies, and imagine what you could do if you all joined forces.


May 21-June 21

Thinking instead of doing — now, that’s something you shouldn’t find to be much of a hardship. Today, you’ll enter a cerebral space. This may be contrary to your usual energy levels, but wild activity and a full schedule wouldn’t be realistic right now. Today is far better suited for sitting back and finding solutions to a problem or analysing a situation, and giving it your full brain power. Since you’re intellectual by nature, it’s easy for you to get into this. You know you can think now and act later.


June 22-July 22

Keep a firm grip on all those healthy habits and traditions. Practice good nutrition and personal cleanliness on all levels, even the ones where food or soap won’t realistically go. Because this isn’t just about taking care of your body. It’s part of something bigger, like not losing your social or spiritual cool in a tense situation. See where this is going? What someone else calls a figure of speech could easily become a way of life for you. Symbolism can work in the real world if you think about it.


July 23-August 22

Society is making demands on how you should be, and the voice of the majority is kind of loud. Maybe you’re following some of those prompts, although it’s hard to tell whether you’re any happier because of it. What’s just fashionable and what’s really you? How far will you go to fit in? What will it cost to stand up for your individuality and opt out of the system? It’ll be OK to withdraw while you figure these things out. And if you can avoid embarrassing yourself today, you’ll score a few extra points.


August 23-September 22

It’s show time! So show off your stunning beauty. Give them another demo of your laser-like wit. Bring the opposition to their knees. You could probably do it in two minutes if you felt merciful, but where’s the fun in that? Yes, there’s a job you have to do today, but you also intend to have the ride of a lifetime while you’re doing it. As long as you’re sure about your place and purpose in the world, no one else will doubt you, either.


September 23-October 22

Anyone who says biological desires are unsophisticated doesn’t understand the elemental pleasure of human passion. You, on the other hand, understand it very well, and under normal circumstances, you’re a natural at handling your passions gracefully. Today, though, that could be a little trickier. You’re off balance, working at cross purposes with yourself, getting in your own way. Figure out how to balance elegance with satisfaction today. If anyone can do it, it’s you. Just try to stay calm if things don’t go your way.


October 23 – November 22

The truth is, sometimes you can be a negative force, especially when you’re feeling worried or vulnerable. That brooding, dark mood can be a real downer for folks around you. But today offers you a chance to heal, so make an honest effort to put positive energy out into the world. Staying calm and extending yourself to others will help you strike a much-needed balance between your own concerns and the needs of others. And people will really appreciate, and remember, your careful assistance.


November 23-December 20

Indulging in a sense of superiority won’t get you far in this world, but that’s what you’re doing at the moment. It’s all so humdrum and mundane, and you’re so much more fascinating, aren’t you? Well, that may be true, but it doesn’t give you license to patronise other people. You’re human, too, after all. Besides, who you used to be doesn’t have a whole lot to do with the person you are now. Check in with who you’ve become today. This could be an effective, humbling exercise.


December 21-January 19

Any projects you have on your plate today should proceed smoothly. You’re a master of common sense and lord over your own ego. You’ll bring experience to the table and set strategies that benefit everyone, not just you. That’s good, because this is no time to be selfish. If you chance upon a golden opportunity at work, team up so you can all reap the benefits. You’ll find that plenty of doors swing open for you now, and you can afford to be gracious. Hold the door for someone else to pass through, too.


January 20-February 18

Enthusiasm is great, up to a point. Are you annoying people with all that cheerleading and sales talk? Don’t be so pushy. It won’t do a lot for your business, and it could harm you socially. If you want some real action, start a different kind of forward movement today. There has to be a better way of reaching out to friends, neighbours and random strangers on the street. Don’t incite them. Invite them. Make it worth their while with some kind of tangible payoff up front. If you feed them, they will come.


February 19-March 20

Do possibilities loom threateningly? Are strangers making you uneasy? Maybe you’re thinking way too much about stuff you don’t actually know for sure. Under less happy circumstances this could be slightly crazy-making, but luckily you’ll be surrounded by familiar faces today. It’s like a big, friendly fence going up between you and the unknown. Take advantage of your privileged spot in this eye of the storm. Take your time, adjust your attitude, and hope for the best. You’ll be a lot more ready once you have to go out there again.

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How Magical Are You According to Your Sun Sign?

How Magical Are You According to Your Sun Sign?


Do you believe in real magic? And by magic we mean serendipity, messages, signs, odd happenings, mysterious manifestations, and getting what you want with the power of your mind. We’re all magical to some degree but how magical are you according to your sun sign?


  • Fire signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are really good at candle and sex magic.
  • Air signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are excellent at mind magic and communication.
  • Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces have really well-developed intuitive/feeling skills.
  • Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are very good at using the power of the earth.

Aries March 21 – April 19

Aries, your strongest abilities lie in your adventurousness and courage. Therefore, your magical abilities lie in these areas too. How many times do things work for you when they would not work out for anyone else? Your sheer willpower carries you through. Tip: when you really want something to manifest for you, think about it at that magical moment before orgasm. All that power will be focused on your desire. Have fun with that.


Taurus April 20 – May 20

Taurus, you are so connected to the earth that your power seeps up from the very ground. Earth magic is a powerful force. Draw upon it to create security, stability, and refuge. Love and money spells work well for you because you are already tuned into abundance and certainty. Tip: next time you are thinking of bringing something new into your life, imagine the energy pulsing up through your feet. Like a magnet it attracts exactly what you need.

Gemini May 21 – June 20

Gemini, your magical talent is in your ability to free up your mind. You are like an antenna, tuning into the wild network of thought and communication which surrounds us. You have a skill for picking out the important details, for anticipating what a person will say. This sensitivity can help you in all walks of life. Tip: This is a skill you can develop, don’t ignore it.

Cancer June 21 – July 22

Cancer, you are empathic and emotional. You know how someone feels instinctively. You can feel moods and tune into the atmosphere in a room. Therefore, you would be very good at tarot reading or other divinatory skill. Your ability to counsel someone through a difficult time is also part of your magical repertoire. Tip: Don’t underestimate your own abilities, you have magical skills that can help others.

Leo July 23 – August 22

Leo, your magical abilities lie in the realm of inspiration. You somehow always know what your next move is. It is as if you are guided by an invisible hand. Your personal charisma can be so magical that you always get your way. People always turn up when you need them. Tip: think about how you can use your magical abilities for good things. Giving leads to increased satisfaction.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

Virgo, you have a natural ability for healing. People calm down in your presence. You can call on that earth energy to give you all the strength you need to bring peace to any situation. You are the negotiator, the mediator, and the conciliator. Tip: if you haven’t already, explore the possibilities of becoming a professional healer. You will excel.

Libra September 23 – October 22

Libra, your magical skills lie in your ability to bring beauty, harmony, and balance. As an air sign, you are excellent at communication and you are able to see situations from both sides, including beyond the veil of life and death. You can even tune into messages from the past. Tip: Give yourself permission to listen to those soft, whispering voices.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

Scorpio, you have a range of magical abilities. From knowing what other people’s true motives are, to communicating with the dead. The main downside is that you are drawn to the black arts as well as using your power for good. Tip: Stop, breathe, and think before you cast that curse. You are more powerful than you know.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

Sagittarius, your positive attitude brings what you want, even things you didn’t know you wanted. Your optimism means you are constantly pleased and surprised by these magical, spontaneous deliveries. Tip: If you set your mind to it, your manifestations could be even more deliberate and satisfying. Take time to learn how to manipulate energy.

Capricorn December 22 – January 19

Capricorn, abundance and manifesting your desire are your top skills. However, you have others. That strong pulsing earth energy means you are far more spiritual and magical than you ever thought. You just need to keep an open mind and be prepared to try new things. Tip: buy yourself a book on witchcraft and see what you can do.

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

Aquarius, you are probably among the most magical people on the planet. You have the ability to communicate with faery folk and entities hidden from the rest of us. You can see and hear beyond the normal realm. Aquarius, you can create anything you want when you focus your power. Tip: the magical world is your oyster, explore everything.

Pisces February 19 – March 20

Pisces, your abilities lie in the realm of imagination. If you can imagine it, you can create it. Like the other water signs you are also a healer, a visionary, and can empathize with any living soul. Tip: Your special skills are in your dreamworld. Study the language of dreams and develop the ability to lucid dream. A whole new universe of magical possibilities will open up for you.

We all have the capability to tune into the magical world, if we want to. Why live a mundane existence when you can delve into powers and skills you didn’t know you have? Be adventurous, live your life with a touch of magic. Discover how magical you really are.



Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, December 17th

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, December 17th

By Kelli Fox



March 21- April 19

You have a devil-may-care attitude today that’s highly exciting and attractive for anyone you’re spending time with. Life is a game of Follow the Leader, with you in the head position, of course! You love the feeling of charging ahead, blazing a previously uncharted path for everyone who’s following in your wake. But if it’s just you on this spirited journey, that’s just as fun. You enjoy being independent.


April 20-May 20

You’re a fierce competitor when you want to be. Today, that strong back of yours could stiffen into an aggressive edge. If you meet any type of obstacle or challenge in your activities, this tendency is doubly true. You’re not in the mood to look for an alternate route! But that calmer approach might be a really smart idea. Sometimes, forcing your way through opposition just leads to greater opposition.


May 21-June 21

You’re moving fast today, which means careless mistakes are possible, or maybe even likely. But who cares? You’re having a great time, and if anyone can learn from their missteps, it’s you. In fact, a hasty approach to a generally madcap day might be your best bet. The universe currently favours those with the courage to push full-force ahead, regardless of the what-ifs. Use your head, and go with confidence.


June 22-July 22

You can probably sense the heated edge life has today. Energies are running high, and passions are rising. That can be a great thing or a difficult one, depending on the situation. For you, there may be a little too much hotheaded attitude flying around for comfort! Spend time on your own if possible, and if you have to interact with others, do your best to keep a cool head.


July 23-August 22

Your independent nature comes out to play today. Right now it’s a lot of fun to test your skills and stand on your own two feet. You have a lot of confidence in yourself, and it’s well deserved! This is the kind of day when you can prove yourself in just about any arena you choose. Your willingness to take a chance makes success a sure bet.


August 23-September 22

You’re especially motivated today. The energy of ambition fills you, making you extra determined to reach your goal. And if anyone or anything stands in your way, you aren’t afraid to get a little pushy! That’s how much this means to you. Still, it’s important to realise that some people may take determination as insensitivity. If you’re working on a team, make an effort to be gentle, especially when issuing feedback or direct commands.


September 23-October 22

Life is fresh, raw and unrehearsed today. That might excite you, but it could also make you nervous. On the one hand, you love being spontaneous, and you’re better than most at thinking on your feet. On the other hand, taking things a little more slowly gives you that all-important sense of harmony with your environment. Strike a balance between daring acts and ones that are planned.


October 23 – November 22

It’s important to be thick-skinned today. Otherwise, the world could really rub you the wrong way. Lots of folks are in competitive moods now; to you, their actions could seem downright ruthless. People might make insensitive comments without realising the impact of their words. But you may also be more sensitive than usual to slights both real and imagined. As much as possible, give people the benefit of the doubt.


November 23-December 20

Welcome to a fun, energetic and passionate day. Your inner fire is blazing! Whatever you’re excited about, pursue it. You have the zany spirit to create your own destiny now — and it’s sure to be something good, because you’re feeling pretty spunky. With such daredevil enthusiasm, there’s really no limit to what you might accomplish! So go ahead and pull out all the stops. Be spontaneous, and see what develops.


December 21-January 19

Your ambitious streak takes centre stage today. This can be a good thing if you’re pushing toward a goal that’s going to be difficult to reach. But watch out for how you come across to others. Pushy behaviour is sure to be met with the same — meaning, you can create problems where none existed, simply by being overly aggressive. You’ll win others’ support if you stay kind and gracious.


January 20-February 18

Spur-of-the-moment changes in your plans develop quickly today. When that happens, run with it! There’s no reason not to follow your impulses now. You’re a logical person by nature, so just use your head when you’re trying to determine whether something is really a good bet. If something doesn’t add up, you’ll know it. Your independence is highlighted now, and it feels great to know you can rely on yourself.


February 19-March 20

You could feel a little more sensitive than usual today, but it’s probably more that other people are currently a bit tactless. The current energy is impulsive in nature, which could make folks speak without thinking. It’s easier to step on people’s toes when you aren’t aware of your effect on them. Of course, considering your nature, you’re more likely to be the one who’s grabbing your foot and saying, ‘Ow!’



-The Sydney Morning Herald

Your General Horoscopes for The Week Of December 17th

Your General Horoscopes for The Week of December 17

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room


ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

You can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails to enable you to reach your destination. This week is all about making small tweaks and changes to make your life a better place to be. You know your biggest communication problem is that you have not been listening to understand, but to reply. Ring now so I can help you change this.


TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

A worry you have had about a close ones seems to have been oversold. As this week unfolds, it seems a certain person was trying to blacken the reputation of others to make themselves look good. The way you dress is of more importance than usual and you start to realise what a better reaction you get when you think of your needs as well as others. Ring now to make the most of this festive month.


GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

Try not to be upset about what didn’t work out. Instead, try to focus on what can go in your favour from here on in. You are such a strong sign and can achieve such success, but when you lose control you tend to lose total confidence. Get back on the horse this week Gemini, as the opportunities are just too good to miss. Ring now for an unusual Christmas prediction.


CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

A new view to a work problem can see you taking a really alternative path. You begin to feel more confident as a person and this has a natural knock on effect to your personal life too. More freedom to be who you are in the family is also becoming the norm. Embrace your future. It is a life worth living. Ring now for a glimpse at the amazing possibilities.


LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

Your ruling planet the Sun helps you to heal both your own rifts and those of others. You no longer worry about how things look, but it is how they feel that is important to you. A softer approach with older faces is required if they are to tell you what’s really going on behind closed doors. Tests and exams taken now are likely to go in your favour. Ring now to make the impossible possible.


VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

Jupiter, the planet of self expansion, helps you to look at life from a new and improved angle. Where before you saw problems, you now see a challenge. You are a stronger and better version of you and you welcome this fresh feel to life with open arms. A secret in love is not yours to tell, so try to use discretion. Ring now to hear who I think is worth giving a second chance to.


LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

A better feel to home life is apparent and that’s because you have learnt the fine art of compromise. You’re such a family orientated sign, that I know you have what it takes to change a close ones mind on a decision which you think would be a big mistake. Talks you have on Tuesday and Thursday hand you total control. Ring now for an unusual love prediction.


SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. Weigh up the pros and cons Scorpio and make sure you are the one who is in charge of what does and doesn’t happen this week. It’s the key to you getting the best Christmas ever. Some of you think you cannot keep up the changes you’ve implemented. Ring now so I can explain why I know you can and will.


SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

Friends make it hard for you to do what they want and the softened mood you showed for much of last weekend left you open to manipulation. Try to show what fire signs can do when they put their whole self into tasks. A good week to sort out financial affairs. Decisions for New Year could prove your most alternative yet. Ring now to hear who you need to show more faith in.


CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

I know that you are regretting something you have said or done, but it’s all in the past now and you have come out of what occurred a better and stronger person. Try not to get involved in love issues which don’t really involve you, as Mars tells me that you are unlikely to know the whole story. Ring now to hear why the chance to earn new money is linked to a very old contact.


AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

When you make up your mind to do something, then there really is no stopping you. Just make sure you keep manners to the fore this week though my friend. All you say and do at this time will be talked about and analysed for a long time to come. Trips you make for their emotional value are well worth your investment and time. Ring now to make every day count.


PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)


Something you did not want to be a part of now seems to have become a permanent responsibility in your life. You take steps to separate yourself from such responsibilities and you do it with style and grace this week. Whatever are you going to do with more time and energy on your hands now Pisces? Ring now to hear why just a little mischief is allowed in the lead up to Christmas.



Your Love Horoscopes for the Week or December 17th

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week or December 17th

Sarah Bartlett, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

With Mercury moving swiftly forward again to conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius this week, you can be sure that all communication channels are well and truly open. But this also means take care with what you say, and what you don’t say.

In fact, those who think they know all the answers will probably discover they don’t, while others will see the truth behind any tricks or wiles. Whichever you are, keep your wits about you, but enjoy love’s games.



You radiate charisma, and will, of course, attract fun-loving types, or those who want to find the truth about themselves through you. These are the people who can relax in your casual aura, or lose themselves in your enigma. And if attached, it may be a little too easy to be led astray by a seductive temptation this week. So enjoy the flirtations.



At long last, your true inner desires will produce the results you long for. Maybe it’s more romance within a routine relationship, or to leave a painful one where attachment rather than love keeps you together? True love is without conditions, hidden agendas or power play. Time to crusade for love and find it.




Realise that what you have, could be transformed into what you want without giving up on yourself. Indeed this week, mutual attraction is superb and just what you hoped for. But it’s more about making your own choices, and then the magic will begin to work, as if, strangely enough, by magic.



There’s a general feeling that you can start to paint a very clear picture of what you want from one relationship. And of course, there will be those who judge too hastily, or moan about this and that. But more than anything, you need colour in your life. Bright, vivacious and romantic. So make sure others know that too.



If love is currently like a blank canvas waiting to be filled, you can begin to make the right kind of brushstrokes, or rather moves, towards someone who could one day be your real life masterpiece. Take it one step at a time. Painting by numbers may be a doddle, but learning the art of seduction needs some practice.



Someone is slightly envious of you. They see your energy, hear your laughter. They wonder if they can ever keep up with you. And, of course, they’ll pretend it doesn’t matter and why should they be like that anyway? But you know the truth  – they truly want to be with you. Show them you have compassion in bucketfuls.



You begin to wonder that it’s all very well being someone’s lover or partner, but what about being your own self too? So make it clear what you want, and what you will and won’t put up with in any current twosome. Remind others that you are passionate and need a fun life, but you also want some space to call your own.



The cosmos is working for the good of your love life, but it can also bring up unresolved issues and concerns.  Time to honour and revitalise any existing relationship that’s flagging or static. But if you’re seriously going nowhere, then take a good hard look at whether there’s anything worth salvaging and what your true feelings are.



We often prefer to stay in the same situation, rather than change it, simply because reliability is safer. Leaving a relationship or discovering a new lover if single, can prove to be terrifying, because it is exactly that: unknown and therefore insecure. Right now, the planets are truly putting the pressure on you to sort out your feelings, and sort out the wrongs in your love life.



Somehow you want to get to some new place in your life. Maybe rekindle desire, share more, share less, have more freedom? Or is it to give up your independence and settle down? This week, these sort of questions and maybe a few answers will flash through your mind. Make sure that you recognise what it is you were looking for when you find it. Then, the doorway to a beautiful future will be truly open.



Do you commit or do you maintain your freedom? And with the planets reminding you that duty, order, responsibility and security are also what you are about, think carefully what it is you want most in the world.  By the end of the week, you’re ready to plot your future, so don’t waste time on trivial dreams.



It’s all very frustrating because however much you wish for better things or to improve your love life, it just doesn’t seem to be happening. You’ve called on the cosmos, you’ve maybe placed a few crystals around your home, but why isn’t it working? Could it just be that you don’t believe in yourself enough? Rather than depending on other systems, why not simply believe in the one you can trust the most? You.



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Your Weekly Karmic Forecast for December 16 – 22, 2018

Weekly Forecast: December 16 – 22, 2018

The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.

*NOTE*  There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.

Weekly Forecast: December 16 – December 22, 2018

12/16 ~ Venus (relationships) ~sextile~ Saturn (responsibility):

This energy has to do with your obligations within the context of relationships. They are not difficult obligations (in this case) but more emphasis is placed on enjoying serving those you love. This is also what I would call the “keep it real” energy, regarding relationships. This energy makes you want to really sit down and define your terms within your relationships (which I am a total advocate of). It’s really hard to grow to the next level when each person is not clear on what the other expects. Of course, this starts with you knowing what you want/don’t want and what you are willing to compromise about so you can articulate that clearly.

12/17 ~ Mars (desire & action) ~sextile~ Pluto (purification & transformation):

This is lower will meets Higher Will ~ within you! Mars is your inner Masculine and therefore helps you take action & make choices according to who you are and what you want. Pluto will ensure that you come from the purest place within (Soul-level), which often entails a cleansing of the non-essential and over-growth of the last cycle first. Luckily, this is not a “hard/bad” activation but an opportunity to connect with what you really want, at the deepest Soul-level, which will naturally lead to whatever is blocking that and its ultimate release. Keep in mind that those who are more out-of-touch with who they are and what they want tend to explode & implode when Mars & Pluto get together, even in a positive aspect like this one. This is a potent and (thankfully) positive mix of energy & power coming together, direct it wisely on your own behalf. This activation is a great opportunity for substantial forward movement, however, nothing worthwhile comes without conscious effort and sacrifice. (With Pluto involved there is always a sacrifice.) In this case, the sacrifice will likely be where your vision of the final outcome is concerned. Your desires can/will be fulfilled but they just may not “look” like you thought they would. Remember, when it comes to “wanting” anything, stay in touch with the “feeling” that your desire brings rather than the physical appearance or manifestation. You always want to set your intentions, do the work, then allow Spirit to breathe LIFE into the vision.

12/20 ~ Sun (core identity) ~trine~ Uranus (individuality):

This energy is wonderful for a little self-examination and taking action on your own behalf. Look at your habits, home situation, work or anything else that is important to you and look at how you’ve gotten to where you are. What kind of choices led here? This is a good time to look around and see how you can conserve what is useful and release that which is no longer relevant for you going forward. It’s also a good energy for organizing & clearing the decks, so to speak, of things that have piled up but still need to be dealt with (or released altogether). You may be feeling very practical, possibly selfish, but it’s actually self-preservation.

12/21 ~ Venus (relationships) ~trine~ Neptune (vision):

This is a very supportive energy for dreaming your world into being! Allow your imagination some latitude to wander and see where it leads. You may be very connected to others and what they are going through. You may have a very spiritual encounter with another, friend, family or lover, but only time will tell if it is Neptune playing tricks on you or it is truly a spiritual union.

12/21 ~ Mercury (ideas, thoughts & concepts) ~conjunct~ Jupiter (expansion & learning):

It is time to expand your thinking & develop more conscious awareness! This is a powerful energy assisting you on many levels. You will make connections easily & quickly that help you integrate newly acquired information or knowledge, making you appear psychic (or at least lucky) to others. At this time, you can connect with your Highest ideal and most broad outlook for your life, and you may feel that you are finally ready to live your Truth. You are so connected to your own ideal that you naturally give others permission to live their Truth as well, creating an atmosphere of tolerance that feeds all involved. The challenge with this energy is going too ‘broad’ and missing details that are vital to your success. You will also miss out on crucial information if you are too overconfident and/or self-righteous in any way. Remain humble, knowing that your way works for you, but it may not work for others (and vice versa). And it is ALL okay! If you remain centered in the Light and your own Heart, this energy gives you a little boost to whatever you are creating at this time.


Thoughts from your Hostess of Light – December 2018

Thoughts from your Hostess of Light – December 2018

a message from Gillian MacBeth-Louthan


This December energy swooped in and caught us all in a swirling time warp, we thought we had more time but it seems the days are quickening as we get closer to the winter solstice. It feels like a black hole consuming daylight, our energy and thoughts. We ramble on thru the day fulfilling our planetary and personal obligations trying to shine thru the dark seasonal clouds while trying to keep one step ahead of ourselves. Rushed we are right by the beautiful scenery of life and light right in front of us. Our tunnel vision narrows as we go around the curves of life. Our sights are on the future and how that will reveal itself. The now is so demanding there is not been room for self, soul or Christmas wishes.

Pushed we are like a herd of reindeers toward the north pole of self, seeking a place of peace and magic, wishing only to recalibrate our self to a place of peace & harmony.  We are each different in purpose and plan our DNA dances to a different tune and our facial expressions have many ancestors etched upon them. We are a collective of all we have been and seek to be thru time and space, past present and future.

This December we sit at a ‘crossing of choice’ as we get ready to release 2018 and receive the next year which will be filled with more than we ever expected. Like Clementine we will be coming around the mountain of self on a blind curve, 2019 will bring many of elements of Surprise.


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