Forecast for Dec. 26-Jan. 9

Overindulgence is the challenge when Mars opposes expansive Jupiter on the 26th. It’s time to rev up romance with a dose of adventure (and honesty) when Venus transits through Sagittarius from Dec. 30-Jan. 23. Mars energizes flirtatiousness and other heated exchanges when it transits through Gemini from Dec. 31-March 3. Interactions can turn argumentative or manipulative, however, when Mars opposes Pluto on Jan. 2. Also, be careful while traveling during the first week of January. Romance comes back down to earth when Venus squares off against stoic Saturn on the 6th. Everyone gets some cosmic support for their New Year’s resolutions during the new moon in Capricorn on the 8th. And Mercury transiting through Aquarius from Jan. 7-March 14 favors technology, science, humanitarian efforts and breakthroughs in communications.

If you know your rising sign from your time of birth, read that too.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

An optimistic aura of happiness surrounds romance, if you can resist the urge to argue with your partner during the first week of January. And the new moon brings a new cycle of career opportunities and helps enhance your reputation.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)


The new moon increases your intuition about your future and favors long-distance travel and education. On a practical note, financial transactions can backfire because of hidden factors of other complications around Jan. 2.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Romantic Venus blesses partnership activities, but controlling behavior can unhinge your relationship around the Jan. 2. The new moon brings a cycle of financial activities that involve investors or other people’s assets.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

The partnership-oriented new moon energizes twosome trysts. The first week of January is a good time to face anger issues and heal the past. And exercising with a partner will help launch a healthy start to 2008.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

January is all about romance, but you’ll need to overcome a clash of wills around Jan. 2 and a collision between freedom and responsibility around Jan. 6. And the new moon favors a new start to your diet and exercise program.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The new moon energizes romance and brings an opportunity to capitalize on your creativity. And a problem with a family member or home project may arise during the first week of January.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Your way with words inspires love and brings recognition for your creativity, but you’ll need to use your talent for diplomacy around Jan. 2. And the new moon initiates a cycle of home and family activities.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

The new moon energizes communications and travel. Competitiveness or impulsiveness can derail your finances (and possibly your relationship) around Jan. 2. Otherwise, your moneymaking abilities will shine in January.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Your romantic streak emerges as partnership activities are energized after the 30th. Your partner may challenge your actions, however, during the beginning of January. And look for financial opportunities after the new moon.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The new moon in your sign brings a new cycle of personal fulfillment over the next month or so. Reminiscing about past relationships brings insights after the 30th. And a power struggle in the workplace is likely around Jan. 2.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Socializing with friends and groups brings delight after the 30th. However, your leadership or expertise may be challenged around Jan. 2. And the new moon energizes your spiritual life and brings insights about your past.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Networking with colleagues can open career doors after the 30th, if you can avoid a confrontation with someone in authority around Jan. 2. And the new moon brings in new friends and the urge to get involved in community activities.

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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