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Your Monthly Horoscope for December 2017
 by Victoria Fugit 

Full Moon in Gemini on December 3rd at 11º40’ -- 8:47 am MST
New Moon in Sagittarius 26º 31’ December 17th -- 11:30 pm MDT
Mercury goes retrograde at 29º18’ Gemini on December 3rd until the 23rd when it goes direct at 13º Gemini. Starting new projects, communication and travel are often met with snafus, delays, and setbacks. Just roll with it and remember this is great time to finish projects, clean up loose ends and pay attention to details.
Aries Astrological Symbol
Aries – If you were born between April 14th and the 20th you are now on the verge of a major decision, action or change that, although it’s been bubbling inside for a while, circumstances and timing weren’t right. Depending on your birth date, this will take place between January 2nd and May 15th. It is something that may surprise you, if you are not particularly introspective. It will in some way alter your perspective of yourself and how you relate to the rest of the world. For all of you lovely Rams, this month should be quite pleasant. Mercury, Venus, Sun and full Moon are all in your 9th house of travel, learning, inner guidance and foreign guests -- in a positive aspect to your Sun. The only caution is that after the 17th, Mars is in your 7th house of marriage and partnership. Cool your jets over Christmas. Also, Mercury is retrograde.

Taurus Astrological Symbol
Taurus – Neptune in your 11th house may still cause misjudgments of friendships and the intensions of others. This may be exacerbated by Mars and Jupiter in your 7th house of partnerships. Not judging at all but simply observing results may be the better path. The full Moon in Gemini could cause some re-thinking of financial objectives. The new Moon on the 17th may be a good time to take financial actions of completion. For those born May 6th to May 20th Pluto is or will be in a positive aspect to your Sun from the 9th house, increasing intuition and abilities to make decisions concerning travel, new knowledge and education as they relate to financial well being. Mars in your 6th house can lend energy to getting in better physical health or adopting a better diet. Be especially pleasant to co-workers the first half of the month.

Gemini Astrological Sy
Gemini – The full Moon falls in your first house shedding light on your relationships and what about them you may want to change or adjust. Your ruler, Mercury, is retrograde this month – a good time to review the goals or directions that relationships may be taking you and to communicate what is working or not working. Now is a good time for win-win compromise. Pay attention to and correct any situations that could become a cause of accidents in the workplace. The possibility is greater around the 17th. Don’t flirt with any shady legal shenanigans this month, especially if they are dreamed up by a friend who has been a little erratic lately. They won’t work. Watch your health (diet) and you should have a happy December.

Cancer Astrological Symbol
Cancer – You know how much you love the holidays, the food, celebration and friends. This year there is a mix of too much and not enough, as you have Saturn (delay, restriction, lack) and Venus (comfort, friends, parties, celebration) both affecting your Sun. Just keep your center, relax and enjoy what comes your way socially this month. You may end up enjoying more time alone with a good book and a cup of ?? You may form a new love relationship this month or take up a new pastime which gives you great pleasure and develops greater creativity. Don’t overwork making the holidays good for everyone but yourself. Music is a great stimulus for new creative ideas that soothe the soul. Play more.
Leo Astrological Sign
Leo – The path forward finally seems clearer and less fraught with the unknown. Early in the month you may be more testy than usual, as you seem to be focused on expanding your home or immediate environment or perhaps expanding the foundations you have built your life on. Let the details take care of themselves, just focus on the overall picture. Also, watch for, in order to avoid, accidents involving fire, machinery or sharp instruments around your home. Outdoor activities with friends, holiday celebration, and generally getting into the mood of holiday festivities can bring opportunities for opening new areas of exploration and to a whole new social framework related to your life path.
Virgo Astrological Symbol
Virgo – Travel may be an overly tense or intense experience after the 17th. partly because your temper may be on a short leash and things seem to conspire to overwhelm you. You may have to let go of some Virgo perfectionism for a short time. If you’re home for the holidays expect a great deal of pleasant activity around your home with friends and relatives coming and going in an apparently endless stream. Better not to control the stream of pleasantries, as the Universe seems to have good reason to bring fun and gaiety into your life at this time. Your health is OK for this time of year with the minor exception that you are slightly accident prone. Forewarned is forearmed—just pay attention to where your body is.

libra Astrological Symbol
Libra – Mars will move into your 2nd house by the 10th of December. This aspect is often associated with unexpected expenses -- likely caused by the need to repair something such as a vehicle, washing machine, etc. Start a small nest egg now and it will not be as difficult to meet the unexpected if you are prepared. This is a busy month for communications in general and siblings in particular. You might also have the opportunity of expanding your perspectives through learning concepts that might be somewhat foreign to you. However if you keep an open mind, these ideas or concepts might lead to greater financial opportunities.
Scorpio Astrological Sign
Scorpio – Jupiter (also called the greater benefic) is in your 1st house for the next year. This can lead to more than usual personal expansion or growth. Be willing to grow with the flow and try not to resist the changes this planet brings, as it will more than likely create a greater sense of self-empowerment and wellbeing. Word of caution – if you choose to resist the growth that Jupiter brings on a mental and emotional level, your body will have a tendency to expand all by itself. Reading more, attending classes, pursuing a new hobby, or expanding the vision of your career – all these things and more are smiled upon by Jupiter. Take advantage of this fortunate time. Jupiter also rules your 2nd house of money and manifesting material reality, so much of the pressure in that area will decrease.

Sagittarius Astrological Sign
Sagittarius – Sun, Venus, Mercury and Saturn are in your 1st house through the first three weeks of December. Highly positive results may come from cultivating your natural optimism, joy, sense of humor and love of life. High expectations of everything always coming out for the best seem to be a Sagittarian birth right and this December exercising those happy Sagittarian traits could create some beautiful unexpected results from children, travel, the arts and working in partnerships. Possible financial gains are even favored. You’ve heard the phrase location, location, location is everything? Well in this case it’s attitude, attitude, attitude is everything. Follow your intuition and your natural bent toward optimism this month. Miracles may happen.

Capricorn Astrological Symbol
Capricorn – You could get a blast from the past this month. Old friends, memories, long forgotten experiences could show up this month, physically, mentally or emotionally. If so, pay attention as they will shed light on present events or experiences. New friends who become lifetime friends could enter your life and are very beneficial. Those of you born in the middle of Capricorn are just beginning to experience the slow but steady transformation that Pluto is bringing to your life. Just relax, let go and enjoy the ride even if it gets bumpy and uncomfortable. The early Capricorns can attest to the relief and sense of greater good that comes at the end of this transformative journey. The first week of December may test your patience. Honest communication, not confrontation is usually the remedy.

Aquarius Astrological Symbol
Aquarius – Friendships, socializing, networking – all play a part in the realization of your hopes and dreams this month. Romance may be under scrutiny and new light shed on problem areas that can simply resolve themselves. Erratic thoughts run side by side with innovative and solid ideas. Early December has energy in it for you that can be angry and disruptive. Don’t jump to conclusions until all the facts are in and you have asked non-judgmental questions. Reverting to old patterns of behavior can have unwanted consequences. Aquarius’ highly evolved observational qualities work far better in these difficult situations. Observe the problems dispassionately until you can accurately assess the intentions of the others involved.

Pisces Astrological Symbol
Pisces – December’s energies may be a little overwhelming to your heightened sensitivities. This is especially so at work, where it seems as if you have too much to accomplish, too little time in which to accomplish it and want to do it all, even though your true desire is to relax, enjoy life and play. You may be experiencing a greater sense of responsibility and satisfaction in your work. You could be feeling that friends or relatives are more controlling or pushing you to do what they think you should do. Set your own internal boundaries more firmly and watch how they back off or stop pushing – no confrontation needed. Enjoy the holidays. Saturn is almost gone from its square to your Sun and your physical energy should be getting back to normal.

About Victoria: The passion I have for Astrology began when I was twenty-four. I had been traveling in Europe for months and was becoming more and more curious about the letters my mom was sending me. They were waiting for me in each city or town I went to and it was as if she had a spy following me. She seemed to know my every move. Then she started to give me advice about what was coming up and what to watch out for. Coming home, I was horrified to learn that both she and my dad (LT. Colonel in the Air Force) were involved in Astrology. I asked them how two well-educated and intelligent people could possibly believe a superstitious myth that was so lacking in any proof of its claims. My dad said he had no belief in it. It worked, so he used it, much like electricity – we don’t believe in it, don’t know exactly how it works, but are happy to turn on the lights with it.

So I set out to prove that they were deluded. After three years of study in San Francisco and taking a correspondence course from a school in England, I apologized.
Astrology has been part of my life ever since and has led to my involvement with researchers and teachers in the human potential movement, such as Jean Houston (Institute for Mind Research), Werner Erhardt (EST), Elmer Green (Duke University), Joe Kamiya (early researcher in bio-feedback), Swami Rama (Himalayan Institute) and others.

Sun sign astrology obviously doesn’t give the depth of knowledge available in a full reading. Each chart is unique, like snowflakes. But it’s fun and entertaining. Hope you get both from this column. You can get in touch with Victoria at 435-259-9417 or


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