By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Dec. 10-16, 2014
This Week: Before getting into this week’s column … I was thinking the other day about how I thanked the people who were so helpful to me during my mother’s funeral arrangements and how blessed I felt to have them in my corner. I realized there was one organization I failed to mention, and it made my heart very heavy. My mother had been a member of the Harmony Club Singing Society since 1975. She played the piano on Friday nights for the fish fry dinners, sang in the women’s chorus, and also played the piano for the men’s chorus when they would make their appearances. Linda Blanchard and the women’s auxiliary provided a delicious meal for all of those who mourned her passing after the ceremony. They worked so hard to make sure our day was a brighter one once we arrived at the club. I thanked her that day in the fog that I was in , but I failed to mention how much hard work and dedication this organization contributed to a “lifetime” member of the club that she belonged to and loved. So, with that said, thank you, Linda, and the rest of the members of the Harmony Club for your contribution! We really appreciated your love and kindness on that day.
Now, on to “This Week” … Jupiter turns retrograde in Leo and will remain in that element until April. This can be a bit of a pick-me-up for those of you with planets in Leo. However, we should all be able to experience this aspect in some way, shape or form. Mid-December, Mercury, the sun and Venus all move into practical Capricorn. This time frame allows us to possibly re-vamp our outpouring debt, provide a clean slate, and make life just a little bit simpler. This may be a good time to consider refinancing debt, looking for deals with utilities, or changing the course of our spending habits. With Christmas in the mix, all of this sounds like it may be impossible to do, but this could even indicate fantastic deals for loved ones still left on your shopping list. Enjoy!
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — A recent chain of events has led you to some very beneficial connections regarding creative projects and financial gain. In addition to this, you will find you’re beginning to collaborate with some fresh ideas and individuals who work very intensely with matters of the heart. These emotions surface and actually provide additional healing from your own personal wounds — healing you may have thought you had completed already. Take time out to break bread with a friend or family member who has the ability to lift your spirits. Even though you may be feeling as though you want to hibernate in your cave, this aspect will shift the rest of the week for the better.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Hidden information comes to light. You find that you have the perfect solution to right a wrong without creating more havoc for another. Approaching this aspect with love and diplomacy sets the stage for changes that will benefit all those concerned. Financial aspects begin to increase during this time, and referrals for employment or new clients arrive as well. Romance begins to wake up, and a fresh perspective on that will improve your psyche. Enjoy.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — You have gone above and beyond anyone else when it comes to lending a hand recently. The energy you send out to the universe is coming back to you tenfold in the months to come. Even though this is not your intention (to be re-paid for random acts of kindness), it’s happening to you anyway. Your ability to recognize how fragile another person’s heart may be is absolutely uncanny. You may not know it, but you’ve saved the day for someone. Romantic aspects begin to pick up the pace during the month of December as well.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — A long-standing family problem will begin to heal itself during the month of December. Try not to push issues, even though they may seem so important to get off your chest during this encounter. Better to let the other person figure out these complications for themselves. The quieter you are, the more important information will be revealed to you — as long as you have your listening ears on. A flurry of work activity arrives mid-month, putting a spring in your step right before the holidays.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — Holding a secret has been a very difficult challenge for you and may be affecting your health. If you decide to let the cat out of the bag, make sure you do this calmly and with purpose. Sometimes we spend so much energy internalizing something that once we let it out, it’s addressed with anger and frustration. Then, you’ll never get the results you need to fix this dilemma. Energy spoken from the heart is always received with gratitude, eventually. Open your channels, and allow the universe to speak through you.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — If your energy levels may have been a bit on the low side recently, it may be beneficial for you to get a physical to make sure there isn’t something that’s contributing to this aspect. Midweek, news arriving from a long-distance source does appear to give you a bit of a boost. Finances are challenged, but not for long. As we begin to move into 2015, there is a perfect solution to provide harmony within that realm.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — The winds begin to change for the better during this time, and you will see opportunities arrive from unexpected sources. On a side note, be cautious that you are not challenging the law or authority in any way, shape or form, because this could throw a monkey wrench into your long-term goals. Making peace with another may be complicated, but it isn’t impossible. Remember what is your business and what is not during this time. Back up a bit, and allow those around you to align first. Then, go from there.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — A positive career opportunity arrives between the end of this year and the beginning of 2015. Put your best foot forward, and do not drop the ball, regardless of the turmoil that may be surrounding your household. You have to learn how to block out that chatter and concentrate on your own long-term goals. If someone has extended an olive branch, it may be wise for you to accept it. Hiding your head in the sand won’t solve anything.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Your emotions have been all over the highway, and prophetic dreams have you feeling very uneasy. Remember, there is only so much you can do to lead another down the right path. Eventually, you need to let it go and hope for the best. Otherwise, this will begin to take a toll on your health. Sags are usually the life of the party, but lately you may find more comfort in hibernation. Stretch your limits and make an attempt to socialize during the month of December. Slowly, but surely, you will begin to get back on track.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — Romantic elements arrive from all different arenas during this month. It may be difficult to decide which way to turn. Your best action is to take your time and allow these aspects to develop naturally. An upgrade with your current work status will arrive after the first of the year. The sale of a big-ticket item will benefit you financially, emotionally as well as spiritually.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — The loss of another may be creeping back into your psyche and causing you to feel a little bit heavy hearted mid week. Try to remember what was good about that situation, and then leave it at that. Creative collaborations put a spring in your step over the next few months. You can find emotional comfort with these opportunities that otherwise may have gone unnoticed. Those nagging household tasks begin to fall into place, just in time for the holidays. Enjoy.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — Slow down a bit, and try not to cram too much activity into a tight time frame. Those around you could become easily stressed, and misdirected frustration or anger could develop. What’s the big hurry anyway? Love and trust will continue to grow and develop, as long as you don’t push the issue. Whether this is with a family member or friend, or a significant other, it’s best to let time take its course. Work may become a bit demanding over the course of the next few weeks, but the payoff is well deserved.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Dec. 10-16, 2014, issue