Make art out of absolutely everything, even Mondays

Venus and Mars are taking their love to work this Monday morning. She has an armful of fresh Douglas Fir to trim the bookshelves, and he’s ordering Open House invitations for all their colleagues and friends. This is a responsible, ambitious pair who, together, make their work an art. Everyday you work at something--paid or unpaid. Each small act shines with it’s own essence as you create a timeless, colorful mosaic, piece by chiseled piece, perfectly fitted into the whole of your life.

Make Monday, December 5, 2011, a work of art.

Aries (March 20-April 19)
You are not in the mood for Serious Saturn’s oppressive checklist today. Even if you wake up feeling like you slept under a wet blanket, dry your feelings off and fluff them up. The buzz in your head may sound like a stern referee, blowing the whistle at every missed step. Forget about it! Start a campaign to abolish Santa’s "Naughty" list. Presents for everyone, no matter what.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Remember the joke about the newlyweds? They’re learning housekeeping. Thinking that they’ve spent too much precious time already on cleaning, they are then dismayed to find they have to do it all over again the next week! You work hard to put your house in order, and Stern Saturn hardily approves, but he’s a Scrooge when it comes to pleasure--the lifeblood of Taurus (if you’re really honest!). This Monday a passionate Moon is calling you to be playful, like a child. Giggle for no reason.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Quick-witted Gemini, you are a kaleidoscope of changing, colorful thoughts! The Monday Moon in spontaneous Aries calls you to feel young and playful. But a rather parentified judge (author of that last self-help book you read) is trying to make a case for disappointment and disillusionment. He’s offering the history of your relationships, through his eyes, as evidence. Don’t buy it! Shut him down and reboot to a new homepage. Write your own history, with unconditional love as the editor in chief.

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
Decorating home and hearth is one of your joys right now. Just throw out the Martha Stewart rulebook. Do it your way. You’re already at the top of Santa’s “Nice” list, you don’t need to prove yourself anymore. Relax. No, really. Unwind. Have some fun doing what you want to do. People are drawn to your good cheer.

Leo (July 22-August 22)
The buzz is that some circuit rider judge is trespassing in your territory, trying to issue orders and decrees about how you should handle your relationships. He’s an oppressive authority running loose in your head. Who made him the boss? You, with your big generous heart, are the natural born ruler. Exile that judge. Your people will love you for it! (Actually, your people already love you bunches--this is just so you can know that’s true!)

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Where’s my tums? You have mastered the art of delayed gratification (Virgo invented it!) and you work hard even though it won’t bear fruit for another season. While this is the hallmark of a successful person, what about now? Turn a moody Monday into something light--spend the day collecting evidence of your kindnesses. The clues are everywhere!

Libra (September 23-October 22)
Monday morning has Scrooge Saturn, now in Libra, with a stern eye on the happy emotions of the Aries Moon. He’s thinking she’s having too much fun. He’s out to throw a wet blanket on your picnic, hoping you’ll stomp off mad and cold. Don’t abandon your joy. Meet Saturn face to face--“Who died and made you king of anything?” After all, you have your own blankets. They’re colorful handmade quilts that have survived the hands of time. So there!

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
The taskmaster of the zodiac, Serious Saturn, should never be allowed to read your diary, or your mind. He insists on putting logic and order to the job of understanding your feelings. This Monday he’s focused on relationships, so guard your joy. Keep the judge in chambers and find ways today to lift your spirits. Sing.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
Flash Mobs started with such spontaneous creativity, then someone formed a bunch of organizations and started taking roll! Today’s wet blanket vibe from Saturn could put the flash out, so everyone around you needs your spark. Your natural zeal lift spirits. You are known for dancing to your own drummer. Put it out there. Flash a mob!

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
If you remember yourself as a teenager, or if you’re raising one now, you’ve heard the often shouted, “leave me alone!” Really, underneath their disappointment and fear of their own freedom, they are dying to be held--very closely, and safe. A Serious Scrooge is loose in your land. He would dictate orderliness, above the mess of loving. Don’t listen. Come in from the cold.

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
What does Aquarius the water bearer carry in that famous bucket? Unconditional love. Pour it on everyone you see today. The Monday morning mood is going to be a little too quick to judgement, since Stern Saturn thinks he should put out the fire in the spirited Aries Moon. Your emotions have unbridled enthusiasm today. Let them go free.

Pisces (February 18-March 19)
Monday is moody any week, since it’s ruled by the emotional Moon, but this week it has a stern taskmaster. Your feelings are on high, energetic heat, but a cloud of seriousness hangs over you. You may be questioning a relationship you’re in, one that bears no fruit for you anymore, but it still clings to you. Like a wet blanket thrown over the warm campfire. Kindle your spirit. Love your own self first. Warm your own vulnerable heart. Let it radiate through the darkness.

Posted on December 4, 2011 .