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- National Council of Churches president to speak in Rockford Sunday, Dec. 28
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Your Horoscope: Week of Dec. 21-27, 2011
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Dec. 21-27, 2011
This Week: Happy big 40 to my beautiful niece, Jeaneau Swenson. You still look like you’re 15 years old. I can’t believe it’s been 39 years since you threw up on me almost every day. I love you! We may still be adapting to the abrupt changes Mercury going direct has left us with. However, there really isn’t much planetary activity that will upset our holidays for the close of this year. With that said, I am grateful these turbulences moved through our solar system ahead of time. All I ask is that everyone has a safe and happy holiday, and don’t forget to pray for peace. Love you all!
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — An opportunity for self-employed or self-contracted work will arrive in 2012. Be open and receptive to this situation in the near future. Even if this is already in the works, you may find an additional outlet in the coming year. Your romantic opportunities are endless this next year. Pick and choose carefully.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Your ability to see the other side of the story is more evident now than ever. Intuition is key. Pay close attention to your dreams. You’re receiving some valuable information now. Use this to your best ability and to benefit others as well. Money may appear to be trickling in. Try not to let this worry you too much. You’re getting a break to rest at this time to process your emotions. Take advantage of it.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — It may be time to set the record straight. Misdirected anger is causing you tremendous amounts of problems. These aspects could continue well into 2012 if you don’t correct them now. Lay the law down with a pushy sibling or relative, and set some boundaries. It’s time to make a wrong right.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — You have found yourself the center of attention all of a sudden and don’t know quite what to do with it. The year 2011 has definitely tested your patience and left you wondering, “What’s in it for me?” Expect some unexpected pleasures to roll in around the new year. Home and property are a focus this week. In 2012, you find the right fit.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — If you have closed yourself off to the rest of the world, it may be time to break free of all of those behavior patterns. Now you can see just how ridiculous this situation is and how it will never be enough. The year 2012 provides you with all of your career aspects in order. A female is instrumental with positive changes. You can call your own shots at this time.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — Now that you have your eyes wide open, you can proceed with caution in the near future. You will not be a slave to those who have no regard for your physical or emotional well-being. Count to 10, and then clarify what’s going on with you and others. You’re making a major shift, and this could be quite a nail-biter. Remember, your opinion is valued by others.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — In the year 2011, there has been a tremendous focus on “money.” This has been a test to check how materialistic you could become or have become. Many of life’s simple pleasures do not revolve around cash flow. If you were able to get through this without putting a dollar sign on everything, you will have an extremely prosperous 2012. If you’ve been “keeping up with the Joneses,” you may have some setbacks next year. Pay close attention to your thought process at this time.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Oh, it may feel like you’re kicking everyone to the curb, but you’re really just clearing away all kinds of unwanted shallow chatter now. The loved ones who matter the most will see this and make things right for you. The ones who don’t just make room for more positive individuals around you. Money is an important factor in 2012. You have learned to respect it, and it will definitely respect you in the coming months.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — You know this is your time to shine. With the Sagittarius and Gemini eclipses, you may not be feeling this at this time. Finances may feel tight for many of you through the end of the year. It may be time to make some changes. Expect the unexpected with work and with windfalls shortly. At the 11th hour, everything will fall into place. Next year, there will be more than you had bargained for.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — New plans and new ideas that have been swimming around in your head will take shape and form in 2012. It is worth it to take a leap of faith and allow things to unfold as they should. January is a “record month,” and it appears you’re starting the new year out right. This is a time when you are making the right connections.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — You will find this is a time to clear the air with old emotional ties. Try to do this in the most diplomatic way possible. You have had your fair share of losses in the recent past, and others may be trying to keep you in an old time zone. Break free with diplomacy and grace. Finances will be a highlight for 2012. You finally have some solid ground under you.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — Changes with work or your financial picture are a focus for 2012. Clear away any old karmic debt and watch how the universe will bless you. You need to look forward to a “brand-new day.” Focus on the positive, and avoid thoughts of those from your past. It just gets in your way.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Dec. 21-27, 2011, issue