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Your Horoscope: Week of Dec. 18-24, 2013
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Dec. 18-24, 2013
This Week: Remember, planetary aspects are forcing the powers that be to own up to what they have done and make it right. This will continue to serve itself throughout the month. These energies will reflect strongly on those in positions of authority, such as CEOs and government officials. So, with that said, just grab a bag of popcorn, sit back and watch. Don’t immerse yourself in this political “static” to the point where you are making yourself sick and alienating yourself from others. Let’s focus on the positive elements that will arrive, once all is said and done. I wish you all the happiest of holidays. Stay safe and warm, and remember to hold those who are near and dear to you close to your heart.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Positive elements begin to align with career and finances. A phone call midweek provides a powerful outcome that will play out during the course of 2014. Try not to be too sensitive regarding the behavior of another this week. Listen closely to what they are not saying, and go from there. A frustrating busybody will be caught red-handed and held accountable for his or her antics.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Be ever so cautious as to what you bring voice to during this time. Children have ears, and they often repeat what they hear. It isn’t fair to put them in the middle of grownup things that shouldn’t be a concern to them. If you’re on the other end of this type of communication, where you may be noticing this behavior from another, put a stop to it at once. In the grand scheme of things, all it does is create distrust and heartache.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — You’re moving forward, immersing yourself in a new productive path that has been presented to you. Romance options continue to bloom. Who knew things could be this easy? When we choose the path with the least resistance, we align ourselves properly with the universe. Everyone else can see this transformation evolving within you. It’s time for you to observe this as well.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — A nosy neighbor or sibling could be in a position to push your buttons this week. Set strong boundaries to close off outside negative influences. Just because they are miserable doesn’t mean you need to be miserable, too. Protect your loved ones from these same individuals. They may become a target if you’re not willing to comply to their demands. Remember, misery doesn’t love company — it demands it.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — Try not to create assumptions in your head about what another person may be thinking or feeling. Focus on your own life and emotions instead. Positive reinforcements arrive in the nick of time this week. You have been feeling like you have been hanging on by a thread, but now, this has become a strong silver cord connecting you to those who are truly willing to help you. With any luck, this past year may have shown you how it feels to walk in someone else’s shoes.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — Even though you feel like you’re in limbo, your long-term path is being carved for you now. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and put yourself out there. You have so much to offer those around you! Your humor and quick wit captivate everyone within your realm. You could sell the Golden Gate Bridge to the mayor of San Francisco. Put yourself out there, and believe in yourself.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — You may be in a position to go toe-to-toe with another regarding their behavior. Be brave, and deliver your message with love and in privacy. There is no room for grudges and no reason to drag a group of unwilling spectators into the mix, either. Your message will be heard loud and clear if you speak softly and with purpose.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — If you even attempt to keep a secret from friends or family, you may live to regret it. The truth will set you free. Information shared with you in confidence regarding another’s health or emotional welfare needs to be shared with all of those involved in this aspect. Do not fear the consequences of your actions — concern yourself with the repercussions of your silence. The benefits will outweigh it all in the long run.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Positive, lighthearted energy arrives out of the blue, giving you the confidence you need to move forward with your personal life. You are wide awake, and you’re able to see that after all of your past heartaches and apprehension, you were meant to be where you are right now. A stronger commitment with loved ones and friendships will be evident. Those around you can see how you have affected their life in a loving, productive way.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — Finances continue to improve during this time. Although you know you need a break, trust that the universe will provide you with one shortly. The past may attempt to sneak up on you this week in a peculiar way. Try to evaluate why this may be a lesson you need to revisit. Is forgiveness in question with you or an outside source? One way or another, this will get resolved. Try to make the best of the lesson presented.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — You may be feeling as though you’re caught between a rock and a hard place, but this is only temporary. Trying to balance career and creative elements may seem frustrating early on this week. You need everyone to get on the same page, and it gets complicated when egos get in the way. Rise above this temporary vibration understanding that all will fall into place by week’s end.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — Friendships or romantic aspects can be quite complicated. You may need to invest in a permanent solution to this ongoing difficulty once and for all. The heart wants what the heart wants, as we all know. However, if a relationship is attempting to sever your ties with loved ones or complicate them, this can only bring on more problems in the long run. Retrace your steps and try to figure out what alternative methods could be utilized. Sometimes the only way around a dilemma is through it.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Dec. 18-24, 2013, issue