- Northern Illinois to get $8.3 million for state construction projects
- Tree-lighting festival kicks off holiday season in Machesney Park
- Roscoe Boy Scout Troop’s tree stand at new location
- Tips for selecting safe toys for kids this holiday season
- Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30
- Food Bank joins national #GivingTuesday movement
- Lee Hamilton: What lies ahead for Congress
- Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief
- Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’
- Cold snap does not negate global warming
Your Horoscope: Week of Dec. 16-22, 2009
This Week: Remember we have a blue moon Dec. 31. This creates opportunities for a magical and inspirational New Year’s Eve. Make good use of this energy, even though Mercury goes into retrograde on the 27th of this month. Things will begin to smooth out now for the most part, at least with the shock, anger and aggression issues. The past will definitely be an influence at this time, especially with matters of the heart. Unresolved love options and connections will resurface. Allow this to be a learning experience, and count the blessings that are provided from it.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)—Long-awaited news arrives this week from the past. This is a positive time to resolve a long-standing issue. Midweek allows you the time to get out and about. You’re able to network as well as socialize with those of like mind. Humor may have been missing from the mix as of late. This is the key to your emotional well-being.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)—An unexpected gift will arrive shortly, making you feel like a million bucks. This aspect can bring an emotional reaction out of you that may be unexpected. Allow your feelings to flow naturally; relief is on the way. By week’s end, you are able to get to the bottom of a relationship challenge in the best possible light.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)—Be very conscious of how you are treating others. Frustrations may be mounting in the workforce or with added responsibilities from an elderly family member. Try not to take this out on a loved one. He or she may be spread thin and could lash out unexpectedly. The damage could be irreconcilable, and regrets could follow.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)—The health concern of a female could be weighing heavily on your mind this week. Try not to allow this to affect your physical well-being, if you can help it. Your intuition will guide you through this process with ease. A document that you have been waiting for will arrive soon. This is way more than you expected.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)—The fear of failure may be creating some turmoil for you or a loved one this week. Make sure you are purposely seeing the cup half full. You have the ability to draw strength for unexpected sources, like a well that never runs dry. Take a night out on the town to relieve some pressure. Connecting with friends and family is key this week.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)—Try not to take the behavior of another personally. A withdrawn individual may need some time to process out something stirring deep within them. When they emerge with an answer, you will be the first to know. Until then, move wide of this aspect, and go to other sources for refreshment. There are plenty of wells to draw from.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)—A change in your appearance will help you feel better about yourself. You’re feeling really “cooped-up” this week. Get out and exercise or go to a movie. You’re searching for a distraction, so pick a healthy one. A message from an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius woman could put you on the edge of your seat. Wait until you hear the rest of the story before you fly off the handle.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)—Pay close attention to the elements around you. Someone may not be acting like himself/herself and could even be self-destructive. Don’t underestimate this situation under any circumstances. Utilize your intuition to the fullest power this week, and act accordingly. You won’t regret it.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)—You have been experiencing an “uneasiness” that you can’t put your finger on. You feel responsible or think you are missing some kind of sign from the heavens. Don’t try so hard to fix this “unknown” problem. By week’s end, everything will come out in the open. From there, an answer to a prayer will be provided.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)—You are in a very powerful position to make a difference in someone else’s life. Make absolutely sure this is a positive influence. Everything you send out will come back to you in full form. You deserve to be blessed as much as the next person does. Maybe this is a test to see how you handle a specific karmic task. Choose your words ever so carefully so they do not come back to haunt you.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)—A major breakthrough arrives with your personal and professional life. All of the work you have put into yourself is becoming apparent to the naked eye. You are no longer invisible. In fact, you may be stepping up on the stage shortly. Don’t be afraid to claim what’s rightfully yours. Friendships and romantic relationships begin to develop with long-lasting effects. Go for it.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)—A loss from the past may be weighing heavily on your mind this week. It seems as though you just can’t shake it. Even in your dreams, you’re communicating with those who are no longer here. Try not to allow this to trouble your heart too much. You are processing grief that you thought you had moved forward with. It’s OK to retrace your steps a bit. By week’s end, you will begin to feel like a million bucks.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Dec. 16-22, 2009 issue