The Georgia Straight - - Horoscope - By Rose Mar­cus

Sun/uranus marks the start of Thurs­day as the best part of the day. ’Tis blessed to give or to vol­un­teer. Fri­day, Venus/nep­tune puts cre­ativ­ity, ro­mance, kind­ness, and the spirit of gen­eros­ity into full play. Mer­cury/jupiter has more to say, show, do, buy, or far­ther to go. On the other hand, it is easy to feel over­whelmed by the on­slaught or crowds. Al­low your­self ex­tra time to get to the fin­ish line or your des­ti­na­tion. These tran­sits also hold a propen­sity for taking on too much or for talk­ing your­self into more than is war­ranted or wise.

Well timed for shift­ing gears, the win­ter sol­stice be­gins with the sun’s en­trance into Capricorn on Fri­day af­ter­noon (2:23 p.m.). Build­ing to Satur­day morn­ing, the full moon in Cancer can in­crease emo­tion­al­ism, nos­tal­gia, a sense of a time crunch or of run­ning out of steam or pa­tience. By Sun­day, the full-moon strain is likely to be mostly washed away. The heart con­tin­ues to feel what it feels, but from a go-gen­tler-on-your­self or sweet-spot place.

By early Mon­day evening, Mer­cury/nep­tune dif­fuse the pres­sure from ear­lier in the day. If you have par­tied for the af­ter­noon, don’t get be­hind the wheel. Keep an eye on your valu­ables and on the de­tails, too.

De­spite re­cent hard­ships and the un­cer­tainty that lies ahead, the Leo moon on Christ­mas Day pro­vides a bet­ter stel­lar back­drop than many of the re­cently past hol­i­days. No mat­ter how you spend it, you should feel that the day did all right by you. The Virgo moon on Box­ing Day keeps us on a good bounce-back.

May the hol­i­days warm your heart and soothe your soul!


March 20–April 19

De­spite the ex­tra ac­tiv­ity and pres­sure, the stars keep your win­ning streak and your good spir­its go­ing strong Thurs­day/fri­day. As best you can, carve out time to rest up and re­plen­ish your­self on Satur­day. Re­gard­ing the hol­i­days and look­ing be­yond them, the win­ter sol­stice sets a for­tu­itous back­drop for the fu­ture. Christ­mas Day, con­tent­ment reigns. Box­ing Day, you’re good to go again.


April 20–May 20 Thurs­day/fri­day can keep you do­ing dou­ble time or sec­ondguess­ing your­self. It is easy to spend more money or time than you plan. These days are good for travel, gift­giv­ing, and all that goes with the hol­i­days, but know that Mer­cury/jupiter can also pro­duce overly high ex­pec­ta­tions, yours or theirs. Whether Christ­mas is a big fam­ily af­fair or not, over­all, it’s a good one this year.


May 21–June 21 Thurs­day/fri­day are full­swing, high-vol­ume days, but for the most part the go­ing is good. Fri­day’s win­ter sol­stice and Satur­day’s full moon pro­duce a sig­nif­i­cant shift of mo­men­tum. You should be able to wrap up the last-minute stuff with­out too much has­sle. Whether you en­joy it with fam­ily, friends, or on your own, the Leo moon sets up a pleas­ant back­drop for Christ­mas Day.


June 21–July 22

Go by feel Thurs­day/fri­day. If you aren’t clear, take a pause or keep search­ing. Watch for an­swers or best choices to re­veal them­selves. De­spite Satur­day’s full moon, smoothrun­ning stars help you to get it un­der bet­ter con­trol—to cre­ate, cope, nav­i­gate, and in­ter­act with ease. Sun­day, you are es­pe­cially emo­tional. Christ­mas and Box­ing Day run smoothly, per­haps bet­ter than you ex­pect.


July 22–Au­gust 22 Thurs­day can keep you in full swing, but once the win­ter sol­stice ar­rives (Thurs­day), it’s time to wind

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it down as best you can. Satur­day/ Sun­day, cater­ing is in order. Put your­self on the list. You’ll find your­self in the mood to sign off work and get an early start on Christ­mas Eve. The Leo moon keeps you feel­ing the love on Christ­mas Day.


Au­gust 22–Septem­ber 22 An at­ti­tude of roll up your sleeves and get out of the way serves you well Thurs­day/fri­day. De­spite the ex­tra vol­ume, pres­sure, or work, you should find that you ac­com­plish things eas­ily and well, per­haps even bet­ter than an­tic­i­pated. If Satur­day’s full moon or the Christ­mas hol­i­day slows you down, it won’t be for long. As of Box­ing Day, you’ll feel freshly re­fu­elled.


Septem­ber 22–Oc­to­ber 23 Your mail­box could be in­un­dated Thurs­day/fri­day. Mer­cury/ Jupiter can find you over­whelmed by too much to do or too many people to deal with, but even so, it’s all good. Travel, shop­ping, gifts, news, and so­cial ac­tiv­ity keep you on the up­beat too. Satur­day/sun­day, go by feel. Ex­tra care­tak­ing is in order. Christ­mas Eve through Christ­mas Day, the flow is good.


Oc­to­ber 23–Novem­ber 21 Mer­cury has kept you go­ing strong since Oc­to­ber. Dur­ing this time, your out­put has been sub­stan­tial, es­pe­cially on the cre­ative and the man­i­fest­ing end, per­haps on the spend­ing end, too. As of Fri­day, Mer­cury/jupiter reach a com­ple­tion track. Along with the win­ter sol­stice, a next phase sets into play. Sun­day through Christ­mas and Box­ing Day, soak it up; love, laugh, gift, and en­joy.


Novem­ber 21–De­cem­ber 21 On a plane, a stage, a ski hill, or mak­ing it hap­pen in some other way, on Thurs­day/fri­day, Mer­cury/ Jupiter brings the best out in you. Noth­ing is small; it’s all over-the-top. Syn­chronic­ity and in­tu­ition work like a charm. Fri­day evening through Sun­day, you could feel nos­tal­gic or soft around the edges. Christ­mas Day, the Leo moon keeps you feel­ing quite all right.


De­cem­ber 21–January 19 Thurs­day/fri­day is likely to keep you es­pe­cially busy fin­ish­ing off what you need to and get­ting your­self to your des­ti­na­tion. Fri­day af­ter­noon through Sun­day, you should feel that you have it un­der bet­ter con­trol. The stars keep your ten­der heart out on show. Christ­mas and Box­ing Day keep up their end of the bar­gain quite well.


January 20–Fe­bru­ary 18 De­spite the de­mands or in­ten­sity, Thurs­day/fri­day keeps you up­beat. You could hear de­light­ful news. Be­yond spend­ing more or do­ing more, Mer­cury/jupiter also makes for an op­ti­mum cou­ple of days to travel, cash in, or start a va­ca­tion. Satur­day/sun­day, ease up on and min­i­mize the ex­tra work or pres­sure. The Leo moon sets you up for a heart­warm­ing Christ­mas.


Fe­bru­ary 18–March 20 Guests ar­riv­ing? Fin­ish­ing off to do? Thurs­day/fri­day keeps you busy with one thing af­ter an­other, but for the most part, it’s all good. Satur­day can pro­duce stress, but by Sun­day, it is smoothed out. Quit early Mon­day af­ter­noon; drive care­fully; keep track. Christ­mas and Box­ing Day are good for a top-up on shar­ing, car­ing, and love.

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