The Sun, traveling through Sagittarius this month, calls us to expand more fully into our own lives, until it enters Capricorn on 12/21 marking the Winter Solstice. Sagittarius energy is where we exist in our philosophical seats, the place from which we share what we have learned through deeply personal explorations. The full moon on 12/12 in Gemini reminds us that it is through being open to life and to the differences in others that we come to embrace the very experiences that we learn through. The new moon on 12/27 in Capricorn finds us quietly considering steps we can take in our personal lives to begin manifesting more fully our power in the world.

Venus enters Aquarius on 12/7 as we see the value in our individuality and in holding space for the uniqueness of others. Mars in Sagittarius squares Uranus in Pisces on 12/11 as forced-fed dogmas become indigestible. Mercury enters Capricorn on 12/12 as we speak the truth of our feelings with greater authority. Mars squares Saturn in Virgo on 12/15 as we search for the boundaries we need to be able to express ourselves safely here. And Mars enters Capricorn on 12/27, moving into a conjunction with Pluto. What could be better for humanity than for us each to align our energies and actions to transform the structured world we share into a place that is genuinely empowering for all souls? As Saturn turns retrograde in Virgo on 12/31 (until May 16, 2009), we begin the process of person refinement needed to accomplish the great things we see awaiting us on our shared horizon.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…We have such a greater capacity to effect things than we realize. So, what better way to start your new year, Sag, than by contemplating your power? What matters to you? What would you do in this very world if you could do whatever it is that your heart desires? These are things worthy of consideration and worthy places to bring your power to. Happy Birthday!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)…You have shown your courage, Capricorn. One of the great challenges in dwelling in a shared world is holding our center. It is not always an easy task and often requires us to pull forth from our very soul strength we did not even know we possessed. You are in your center and you have drawn the boundary lines necessary to hold yourself there.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…The lessons of love are deep and vast and unending. You move into these feelings more freely now, Aquarius. There is love to be felt in all places. There is love to be given everywhere. And, suddenly, you see the openings. You feel love and the world is a better place because of this.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…It is not the easiest task for a Pisces to become clear and forceful in their direction, because your nature is to flow. But, you have become clear anyway and this is something to honor within yourself. Your job is to take what has been revealed to you and go forth on your own behalf and work consciously with what you now know.

ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Too much movement without the right grounding is overwhelming to anyone, even to an Aries! You seek to strengthen the foundation you know you must have to support the size of your energy and strength. Placing your attention here, no matter what other forces are calling to you, is vital to your health and success overall.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20)…There most certainly is the larger metaphysical picture and you know this more strongly than ever before, Taurus. Now, your task is to turn back to your own very personal life and world and contemplate the meaning of that. How does your life serve your higher purpose? And, just what do you need personally in order to take care of your private needs here?

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)…What is the magic that we are capable of here? And who told us we are not allowed to be magically divine? You are ready, Gemini, to exist more fully. And there is just no way to do this without unleashing your own energy here on greater levels. We are only bound by the creations of others when we participate inside of such places in the limited roles they assign us there. You change the rules and in doing so, you change everything. And this is magic.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)…When we are willing to abandon false peace for higher truth, it is not always an easy path. Yet, it is so worth it in the end. Especially when it comes to our deepest longing for true love in this world. You have demonstrated great courage on your path, Cancer. You have been willing to risk harmony for greater love…and for the chance at real peace.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)…The infusion of love into our lives is powerfully transformative. There is no holding it. There is no keeping it. There is only allowing it and expanding into greater capacities to give and to receive it. You are capable of the highest love, Leo. And you are willing to exist there and to transform your own life through harnessing the healing power of love.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…Your capacity to worry is great, and it has served you, Virgo. Now, it fades into a distant place as you turn to receive what has always been yours to have. You are a divine creature and are deserving of all of the love and goodness that this world can bring to you. That is all you need to know now. The energy spent worrying in the past has changed into expanding receptivity.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…You are masterful, Libra. You choose success and you find a way to envision it strongly enough to begin to make it real. There are many plates spinning and it is you who have masterfully set them in motion. You advance yourself now to the next level. There is a reason you have brought forth these elements. Now you trust what is underway enough to turn your focus toward the dream.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…Even Scorpios need a break from transformation from time to time! It is a movement. A shift in direction away from down deeper, into the lighter, most simple of experiences. Feeling the wind on your face…and the endless sacred human experiences possible here on earth…that is what you immerse yourself in now.

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Motavenda Melchizedek is a glass artist, writer and astrologer living in Silver City, NM. She is available for private astrological consultations. She specializes in the areas of personal empowerment, family-of-origin issues, personal dreams and destiny, and the human potential. Phone her at 505.534.1024 or e-mail moti@innerworlddesigns.com. She has just released her new book, The Edge of the World...The Metaphysics of Survival and the Evolution of Humanity. Visit her website www.innerworlddesigns.com for more information on all of her work. Copyright © 2007 Motavenda Melchizedek. All Rights Reserved.

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