Joy is Santa's compass

The lists are checked, no one is left out, and the gifts are wrapped in amazing love. Christmas Eve 2011 is a time that something new wants to be born. The Capricorn New Moon at 10:07 this morning encourages the ambitions of the realists among us, while a harmony from Visionary Neptune asks our dreamers to imagine a new world view. They join together, realists and dreamers, with Joy as their compass.

Loading the sleigh, Saturday, December 24, 2011

Aries (March 20-April 19)
The mythic god of lightening is throwing some curve bolts for Christmas, but as usual you are ready with your mitt. You have no trouble standing up for the freedom to be yourself, even if you face a challenge today. You are the epitome of “be sure you’re right, then go ahead.” Love your daring!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Santa Claus is the story of Jovial Jupiter, who’s still traveling through your sign, Taurus. This is your year to expand--horizons, pleasures (yes, even some self-indulgence!), and the generosity of your spirit. The solstice, when the Sun moves into Capricorn, is an especially powerful time for you. Your creative potential is enormous.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Ah, Curious George is the perfect Gemini gift. With the god of communications in your opposite sign, Sagittarius, there are high-wired messages flying between you and just about everyone else on the planet! It’s almost unavoidable that you’ll encounter some turbulence, so use your Gemini ingenuity to multi-task your way through. You’re going to love the eclectic dishes being served up this holiday season. Put on your red suit, ask the children with your bright eyes, “Do you believe?”

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
The New Moon on Christmas Eve is in your opposite sign, Capricorn. Striking a balance between Capricorn’s easy, sure-footed ambition, and Cancer’s need for home and hearth security, is a challenge of your Destiny. Who doesn’t love to come home and find Mrs. Claus has the hot chocolate ready? But don’t miss the electric excitement of this unconventional holiday season. Get the view from the top of Mount Tam!

Leo (July 22-August 22)
You’ve had to shield your fire from some dampening influences recently, but the Winter Solstice marks the return of creative fire. People will need to borrow a spark or two of your natural enthusiasm, the language of your courageous heart. With both Messenger Mercury and Lightening Uranus in fire signs, you have important messages to deliver. Don’t bother wrapping them. Let them sparkle like fireworks.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Making your list and checking it four, maybe five, times is why everyone else looks to you for what to do next. In the general overload of the holiday season, you’re the one paying attention to the tree, while many others are lost in the forest. Good health and financial well-being are gifts offered you right now. Look for transcendent experiences this holiday season, they’re looking for you.

Libra (September 23-October 22)
Head in the heavens, yet feet on the ground. The Capricorn New Moon encourages you to ask the question, "who is the authority in your own life?" You can afford to let yourself daydream, visualize the gifts you want appearing. You know that you create your own reality. You see your own thoughts. Appreciate yourself as a creator, and your life in all it’s glory a
dance. Go barefoot!

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
The Moon is in Scorpio, leading up to the Winter Solstice. Pluto, the mythic lord of the underworld, is the Muse for Scorpio. More than any other sign, you understand the contrast of light and dark, and you’re fearless about what’s in the shadows. For the holidays you get to lighten up your mood, just as the daylight again takes dominance over the night. You know seriousness is a disease. Teach it, and learn it for yourself. We love your magic tricks. Delight us.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
Big, generous Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, is the archetypal Santa Claus. Just like you, he’s traveling in a big adventure, he’s telling it like it is (naughty or nice!), and he’s beyond belief generous. Mercury the Messenger is in your sign, firing off emails rather indiscriminately, but with joy and enthusiasm. Can’t you just hear Santa singing your motto? “Don’t fence me in!.”

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
This Capricorn New Moon (see above) is your signal for turning over a new leaf. Everyone else can wait until January 1st, but you’re called to be the change agent now for a new life--yours. Transformational Pluto will do it with a root canal if you refuse the challenge to let go of outworn habits (you’ll recognize them by their rut!). More than any other sign, 2012 is the birth of a new, lighter you.

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
The exciting and unconventional are actually the theme for this non-traditional holiday season--so you fit right in! Feel free (your favorite thing anyway!) to express your uniqueness. Venus, the goddess of Love, is in your sign for the holidays where she reacts against the materialism of our culture. She’s courting your Muse, the god of lightening, so expect the unexpected. Share your interpretation of what is just and meaningful. Show it with your gifts.

Pisces (February 18-March 19)
Your poetic Muse, the god of the deep seas, is in Aquarius until February 4th, when Neptune returns home to Pisces for a long, 13-year dive into your favorite realm--spiritual healing and exalted forms of art. Meanwhile, you’re finishing up your thesis on enlightened humanitarianism. It’s a book we need. Preview it. Give everyone on your list a sneak peek--read their minds!

Posted on December 23, 2011 .