In The Stars
Your Weekly Horoscope
by RJ MacDonald
Week of December 11 - 18
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This may be a time of rather intense, short term changes or adjustments for you. You will likely feel an unusual amount of intensity at this time. The important thing to keep in mind is that without change we cannot bring in new and often valuable circumstances or experiences into our lives. Focusing now only on what you presently have may create a desire to cling to old and familiar situations that may give a temporary notion of comfort but do not allow you to fully open up to new possibilities in the very near future. Fear of change or of losing what you are familiar with could become a bit of a problem if the situation demands change for the better. It is advisable to make an extra effort to apply reason at this time, especially where your mind helps you to transcend current emotions that are not fully supportive of your personal development. Be courageous and open to constructive change now. Looking beyond the moment to the new possibilities that change promises may help you to better adapt and accept any transformations that seem to be pressing now.
You may find yourself inclined towards learning that really empowers you in your daily life. In other words the learning that you do now is not likely just "academic" and for interest only. You may find yourself, at this time, more attracted to business and technology than usual. During this time you may find yourself more inclined towards travel than usual and you may even find that this urge becomes a little compulsive. Essentially you will probably have a strong underlying urge now to expand your knowledge base - you may also become more attracted to foreign cultures at this time.
At this time it would be best to be very careful in respect to the manner in which you relate to others as you go about your daily practical business and as you are in the process of taking care of mundane responsibilities, especially at your place of work. Minding your own business may, quite simply, be the best personal policy at this time. Others may be somewhat more predisposed towards argument and strife in relation to you now and it would not be advisable to give them something to go on. You may have a tendency, at this time, to be more picky than usual about what you do in your work and what others do in their work associated with yourself - it may advisable to add an extra measure of tolerance and compromise. This is a good time to concern yourself with detail but try to avoid being aggressively critical in your perceptions of other's (small-scale) imperfections.
In the romantic context of your life you may find yourself attracting rather forward or even aggressive individuals who's agenda is more likely to be self-serving than not. It is not advisable to try to engage in "amorous" behavior with anyone new to your life now as you are likely to experience a lack of grace and harmony which would otherwise be necessary for things to go well in that area of your life. What is recommended at this time is to engage in recreational activity where you get a chance to become involved in rigorous physical exertion and certainly that would include outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, tennis and the like. Creative projects that ask for your physical exertion are also favored now, such as home or property improvement projects. Be careful to avoid letting your pride or vanity get the best of you now, a good dose of counteractive humility, that is, a humble spirit, is recommended.
This would be a good time in which to make a conscious, extra, effort towards being patience and cooperative in respect to family members - that may counterbalance any tendencies to the contrary. You should also watch for any self-centered impulses that you might subconsciously be manifesting, now, in relation to family members. This would be a good time for rigorous work around your residence, especially work that may involve using a good degree of physical effort. You may find yourself going to bed rather later than usual and that may be due to your feeling a bit restless at night - as a remedy, you might consider doing some physical exercise before retiring in order to dissipate any tensions or anxiety that might keep your mind from relaxing sufficiently.
Involvement's centering around groups of people are ill-advised at this time - there will likely be too much inconsistency as well as another's neglect of responsibilities. Be very careful about making decisions that are based on impulse regarding involvement or intimacy with another at present, you may find that the intensity of the moment may overrule your higher reason and intuition, if you let it, that is - it is very likely that intimacy that you opt for now, that is not in a context of familiarity, will not only be short lived but could be destructive as well.
This may be a period in which you feel rather restless physically - for that reason alone it might be a good thing to exercise now, that is to curb the type of energy that you may feel, especially in consideration of the fact that feeling compelled or driven to do something, just on the basis of temporary drives, can lead to erratic and impulsive decisions. Often a good counteractive influence in relation to impulsiveness, or a tendency towards being headstrong, is to simply relax your nervous and muscular systems. There may be a bit of a tendency now to spend more money than you have to spend - try to think carefully before you go with your financial impulses now - you may want to acquire different things more intensely that usual. Being aware of your temperament and slightly increased disposition towards agitation may help you to avoid getting into arguments with others, due to your feeling easily agitated. This is not a "negative" or "destructive" period but there is a need to use your mind to balance your energy-based impulses. It is a time in which you should be careful as to how you are applying yourself and also as to how you use your personal resources and, again, that includes spending patterns.
You are very likely to feel significantly more energetic, at this time - you will be prone to engaging in vigorous action as opposed to taking it easy - you can probably accomplish a lot at present but be careful not to act in a manner that is impulsive or rambunctious now - try not to "put the cart before the horse" or to "jump the gun" - hold yourself in check, where you conscience prompts you to do so and think before you act. This may be a very good time to engage in physical exercise. It may be important, now, to give extra thought and consideration to others and to try to apply as much compromise, grace and harmony in your daily relationships as there be a bit of a disposition towards acting very quickly or impulsively in respect to your own needs, without sufficient balance therein, in respect to others.
Responsibilities may be pressing at this time and will likely not allow you as much freedom as you would like to have. This may not be the best time for social engagements - it's more likely that your investments of time would bear better fruit if they were put into physical and business work - circumstances will likely support that. But even if there is no one in your life who is trying to restrict or even frustrate you then it is indicated, at this time, that patience is still, now, very much a requirement. You will probably have the general feeling of wanting to be alone, at least at times, more than as would typically and you may even feel like socially retreating or withdrawing. These are not necessarily negative nor over-riding influences but just part of the scenario at present.
Your inner life may now become more important to you than your outer life. You will likely become more introverted and less extroverted than usual and likely more inclined to experience your life now in a spiritual mode as opposed to a secular mode. At this time you may find your sensitivity towards the arts such as music and poetry and drama increasing. You may find yourself wanting to spend more time alone and you may even want to become secluded at times. You may ponder your spiritual life and you may find yourself asking questions such as why you are presently experiencing life in the way that you are as you may simply feel less in control now than you would like to be, in relation to those experiences that enter your life. This is a good time to ask yourself how you can make improvements to your life by framing it in spiritual terms, in fact this is a very good time to consider how the principal of karma ("As you sow so shall you reap.") is influencing your life and what you can do to increase the grace in your life as opposed to the uninvited difficulties.
At this time your focus may change more towards your career and "social position" - you may even become that focus of attention for others more so than usual as responsibilities may be placed upon yourself in respect to your career or social position. This is a time when "ego-drives" may be maximized both internally (psychologically) and externally (by virtue of situational and environmental circumstances.) Your career may come into greater prominence and focus and you may find yourself to be more ambitious at this current time and it may be for that reason that power and control issues and struggles may come into play, although if you temper your actions and maintain self-control things are likely to go your way. Be careful not to allow (your own) pride and rigidity to affect you negatively. As you are likely more career conscious you may feel and act in a manner that maximizes your potential so as to facilitate a personal "climb to your mountain-top." For these reasons be careful not to neglect home and family responsibilities. In general activity may center around career drives and ambitions. Being or feeling ambitious now it would be best to avoid behaving egotistically.
Your thinking will probably take on a real subjective tone at this time - this would not be the best time to make important decisions, unless those decisions have to be made now, as your thinking is now highly influenced by what you imagine, that is, your imagination may add undue references that may not objectively enhance your perception of reality - it is possible that you may not see things as they really are from outside of your own world. You may experience more general confusion now and feel somewhat frustrated as you find little substance in respect to attaining the positions that you want.
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