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Posted: December 26, 2014

Horoscope for the week beginning Dec. 26

Michael OConnorBy Michael O’Connor

Tip of the week

The natural New Year has now begun activated by Winter Solstice and the calendar New Year (January 1) is poised to begin. 2014 was a Universal seven-year, indicative of themes of initiation, and it has certainly lived up to that promise.

The violent emergence of ISIS giving rise to an international military alliance, the outbreak of Ebola, the escalation of violent conflict between Israel and Palestine in Gaza, Russian military intervention in Ukraine, sex scandals including the fall of icons activating the next phase of the gender equality revolution, the Ferguson trial leading to mass demonstrations against discrimination and police violence in the U.S., and most recently and perhaps pivotally on a global scale the sudden, dramatic drop in oil prices ushering us to the eve of a loaded 2015 during which time these events, trends and movements will continue.

Saturn entered Sagittarius on December 23 at 8:33 a.m. PST where it will remain for three years, save for a three-month retreat back into Scorpio from June 15 to September 18.

This factor will contribute to an eventful summer as the final sting from Saturn’s transit through Scorpio reveals its potency. Themes of death and rebirth are those of Scorpio in Astrology so we should expect nothing less. Sagittarius is the sign of high adventure. We should anticipate plenty of excitement and drama especially while Jupiter is in Leo, which it is until August 11, 2015.

Now is a good time to get some guidance through these complicated waters and I am ready and able to help. Read a longer version of this forecast in my Horoscope for the Year 2015 on my website. While there, you can also subscribe to my free newsletter which will keep you even more up to date regarding current events woven with deep and unique angles and insights throughout the year. P.S. Happy New Year!

Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, 2015

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

The ignition sparks of change in your public and professional life and social status in general will become evident this week. This moment has been brewing for a couple of weeks at least but now it begins. This will include a thirst for new knowledge. If you have been pondering the prospects of higher education, this could be your cue.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)

A deepened interest in the bigger picture, perhaps at a global scale, is on the rise. Yet, it could simply imply being more aware of community affairs. Either way, social and cultural events are gaining your attention. As well, you are in something of a revolutionary mood. Things are shaking but they may be hard to detect, for now.

HorogeminiGemini (May 21 – June 21)

As one year ends and another begins, hopefully you can look back with some relief that you have come through. 2015 may well have its own challenges in store, but you are stronger now, or at least more aware of what you must do next. In the short term, be receptive to the gifts, resources and offerings of others. Let go of non-essentials and focus to access your inner strengths and resolve.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

As a New Year dawns some sudden and perhaps surprising shifts and changes are underway. These are linked to some of your most important relationships, familial and professional. These have given rise to some new ambitions. Yet, there is also an important balancing act occurring both literally and in your own mind and heart. Tune-in and adjust accordingly.

Leo (July 22 – Aug 23)

Creating a healthier and more productive and satisfying lifestyle rhythm is an important theme now. Communications and exchanges with significant others are stimulating new perspectives. Responding to these challenges with creative intentions and resolve is the ideal. Weaving the expression of your talents into practical strategies will feed your fire.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Thoughts and reflections about how you can be the producer, director and actor in your own show are on your airwaves. You are happy and willing to do the work. What you need is a clear sense of direction. Watch for the signs, clues, inspirations and epiphanies then act on them. It may take courage to lay claim to your gifts, so focus to build it now.

Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

A lot is shifting and shaking close to home. This includes new dreams, visions, ideas and inspirations for new ventures. Knowledge and education is featured. Yet so too might be the prospects of travel and adventure. In either case, you want to expand your horizons. The first step is to anchor within and access your core strength and inner authority.

horoscorpioScorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)

Many thoughts, ideas, dreams and schemes are running through your mind. You sense a growing determination to realize your creative potential. Your imagination is very active these days. If you cannot act on these potentials, at least you can take note and even outline them with detail and elaboration. Enjoy every step, even the drafting stage.

HoroSagittariusSagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)

You have entered an important time, phase and/or place on your journey. Over the past few years much has changed both within and without. At best you feel excited at the prospect of new dreams. The twist here is that the goal is to heed the call of your soul more than the logic of you mind. Do not let the conclusions of common sense obstruct your inner voice.

Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)

A whole new adventure has begun or is poised to. Yet in order to embark upon it old commitments and involvements will have to be left behind, at least for a time. Adjusting to this shift is important. This includes new perspectives, attitudes and even self-concepts. The more you are willing to adapt and stretch into new roles and expressions, the better.

Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)

This is a time of reflection upon what has been and what is to come. The dreams, hopes and ambitions for the New Year are countered only by the deeper realities of your destiny. Yet, life is negotiable. We do have free will and discernment asks that we neither overestimate nor underestimate its power. Affirm within your willingness to cooperate.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

A steady rise to new heights has begun. As much as it implies glory and the fulfillments of long-held dreams and hard-earned ambitions, it will also require your deepest resolve and strength of character yet. Like the final ascent to the peak this is where every step must be deliberate. Focus to get clear on what you feel you should and must do to actualize your full potential.

Michael O’Connor is a professional astrologer with an international clientele.  He has 30 years of study in Astrology, Numerology and related metaphysical and spiritual modalities, over 20 years of full-time practice, is an entertaining and inspirational speaker, and writes a popular New Moon Newsletter and Horoscope Column. To learn more about Booking an Appointment, attending one of Michael’s Workshops or Webinars or one of his inspiring Visual Presentations, please visit his website or contact Michael directly. or (250) 352-6871 or [email protected]

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