Astrology forecast for Dec. 19-Jan. 1



    By Cortney Litwin/Staff Writer

    This week begins with the Full Moon railing against Saturn’s restrictive influence, so slow down, take a breath, and step out of consumerism and into the real holiday spirit. And if you’re traveling around the 19th, prepare for delays.

    The Moon in helpful Virgo on Christmas Day emphasizes the gift of giving, an excellent time for devoting some of your holiday to those in need. The morning of New Year’s Day is energized by prophetic Moon in Sagittarius, a time for visualizing your future. Then, goal-oriented Moon in Capricorn assists you in making-and keeping-your 2003 resolutions, which actually begin on the New Moon on Jan. 2.

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

    Aries (March 21-April 19)

    Your Mars ruler in Scorpio assists you in fulfilling your passion, whatever, or whoever, it is. Finances get a boost from the luxurious Venus influence, while the Full Moon unravels travel plans and communications.

    Taurus (April 20-May 20)

    The drive to succeed is enhanced by your Venus ruler in Scorpio and could bring in an investor or an unexpected gift. However, the stingy, Saturn-influenced Full Moon may squeeze your finances temporarily.

    Gemini (May 21-June 21)

    Your personal life may feel boxed in during the restrictive Full Moon-be patient and ask for help, if necessary. Your Mercury ruler in Capricorn encourages you to increase your sphere of influence, especially in your career.

    Cancer (June 22-July 22)

    Hidden agendas from others may throw a wrench in your plans during the Full Moon. Express your needs anyway and stay focused. Take time from holiday obligations to recharge your energy.

    Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

    Events proceed more smoothly after the Full Moon when your ruler, the Sun, leaves Saturn’s confining influence. Take advantage of Jupiter in Leo’s partnership with Pluto to broaden your personal and financial power.

    Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

    Career obligations may slow you down during the Full Moon, which in turn may upset a family member. Don’t take on too much. Your Mercury ruler in Capricorn encourages you to make long-range plans for your future.

    Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

    Finances are on the upswing with Venus and Mars influencing your finances, but Jupiter may urge you to overspend. Be cautious while traveling during the Full Moon, which may also mess up communications.

    Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

    With Venus and Mars still in your passionate sign-which also signifies other people’s assets-a romance may prove profitable. The Full Moon, however, cautions against making financial decisions.

    Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

    An unpredictable partner may shake up your plans temporarily during the Full Moon, which unhinges your personal life for a bit. Jupiter’s tie with Pluto in Sagittarius assists you in keeping your faith and focus.

    Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

    Your Saturn ruler bumping up against the Full Moon rattles your work-life temporarily, so expect a shake-up, perhaps with a coworker. Assistance from Uranus assures you’ll have inventive solutions to challenges.

    Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

    A friendship or romance may take an unexpected turn during the Full Moon. Jupiter’s entanglement with Venus and Mars in your career area urges you make big plans at work-just don’t promise more than you can deliver.

    Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

    An unexpected family obligation-someone who needs your assistance-may throw off your plans during the Full Moon. Travel is emphasized, but Jupiter’s influence may cause a detour if you’re out of town around the 24th.