A very imperfect present

What if the celestial heavens, shining and twinkling without fail, are a mirror? And, we are the stars. What a gift we are to each other when we show our very imperfect, but twinkling, selves--the one who struggles through courageously, sees the real stuff, knows it’s not a Currier & Ives.

Sparks are in the air Christmas Day. Gifts are unconventional. We’re going for that high, fly ball. We open our doors to unexpected guests. We realize, with gratitude, that we are the gifts we give each other.

Unwrap the gift of who you are this star-studded Sunday, December 25, 2011

Aries (March 20-April 19)
Aries, you represent the beginning of life--the very first breath of Spring. You see the possibilities before you of all that can be brought into form. Must be how God felt on day one. Enthusiasm! “Wait, if I rub these two sticks together long enough, with plenty of zest, I make fire!” You are unique, truly there is no one else just like you--knowing this is your gift.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
After Aries takes the first breath, establishes our individuality, Taurus comes along with a slow, steady determination to learn how to use our potential. You plant your practical feet on solid ground and ask, “what shall I do with all this stuff? How will I use my talents? Wait, what’s mine, and what’s yours? And, Taurus, we love that you insist on being luxuriously comfortable while you figure all this out!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Gemini, you embody the search for knowledge. You’re the sign of late spring, everything is growing above ground for your delight. New life has emerged (Aries), found it’s value (Taurus), and now develops it’s intellect in Gemini. You are the first sign to reach out into the environment, and start to make meaning. And there’s so much that interests you!

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
Cancer is the zodiac sign that has the work of developing our roots. Creating a home, tapping into the inner depths of feelings, gives you the gift of sensitivity. Yes, it’s a gift you sometimes wish you didn’t have--it’s so incredibly intense. But that ability you have to feel so deeply is your gift to the rest of us.

Leo (July 22-August 22)
Leo’s gift is to give expression to the creativity and personal power inherent in each one of us. You understand the risky business of giving birth to new life, new creations. It’s a gamble you’re willing to take-- the source of your courage. The lion/lioness creates a family, is fiercely loyal to it, and protects it with a mighty power. That’s why astrologers say, “you’ve never been loved ‘til you’ve been loved by a Leo.”

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Yours is the gift of healing, through service to others. You face a crisis, re-adjust, and allow yourself to be transformed by the experience. Your capacity to serve grows with each failure faced with courage, each success accepted with humility. It’s hard work to be sure. But you have an inner knowing that drives you. You can see perfection.

Libra (September 23-October 22)
Libra, you are the one that summons up all that has been learned, and then takes it into partnership. The ability to share with another, while keeping what you need for yourself, is the wisdom of discernment that you are here to teach--and learn. Why is balance so important to you? Because you’ve taken on the challenge of learning to surf with two on board. And Venus offers the grace to make it look like fun. Show us.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Your power is legendary in the Phoenix rising, the Dracula myths, and popularized characterizations of Sherlock Holmes. You understand the fundamentals of regeneration, transformation--life and death. You know how to get to the bottom of things and deliver your discoveries with unfiltered truthfulness. Trust would settle all problems, and it’s this knowledge that is the gift of Scorpio.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
The realm of the higher mind, spiritual justice, is your forte. There’s a lot of mental buzz for you through January 7th, so bless us with some of your off-the-cuff honesty. Your gift is the power of positive thinking, which fuels the energetic pursuit of your goal--freedom. But not just personal freedom, you champion liberty for everyone. Wish you ran Congress!

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
The whole mountain goat thing just doesn’t do you justice--and you’re all about justice. But having the chutzpah to climb to the top, that’s you! CEO of a company on the rise--that’s your spot. Some may be fooled by your quiet, even meek (?) appearance, but those close to you know you’re ready to plant your flag on Mt. Everest--just waiting for the right moment. The right use of public power is your gift. Of all the signs, Capricorn makes the best Supreme Court Justices.

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
Capricorn may set the stage for success, but Aquarians put it to creative use for social change. Both of you have the stubbornness to see something through to the end. You’ll be the one leading the march down Pennsylvania Avenue. Venus is in your sign until January 13th, adding grace and beauty to your dreams.

Pisces (February 18-March 19)
You wait at the finish line of human experience, marking the conclusion of a completed cycle. And your job is to clear the stage for the next drama, getting rid of all the used props, and throwing out the old scripts. Because your goal is letting go of the past, your gift has to be great compassion. The learning curve is high for you right now, preparing for Neptune in Pisces this coming February. Compassionate visionary.

Posted on December 25, 2011 .