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Monday, December 26, 2011

Boxing Week Horoscope

In common wealth countries the day after Christmas is Boxing day. The historical tradition of Boxing Day is that of generosity. In England in the 1800's families would "box" up their left overs and deliver them to families or individuals of less fortune. In boxing day tradition the wealthier families would also gather up old clothes and toys that were no longer needed by the family and would gift them to families in need. (Think Tiny Tim, and Scrooge). Today, unfortunately, Boxing Day has morphed in to a day of chaos and shopping extravagance. 

Here are your weekly horoscopes for December 26th- Jan. 1st curtsey of Gorgia Nicols

In recent months and certainly for months in the future, you will want to travel more than you usually do - by far! At times, you will barely have time to unpack and repack your bags! Travel opportunities will come your way, and at other times, you will make these opportunities because you want to explore more of life and see more of the world. You want adventure and new knowledge. You feel strongly about your ideas and beliefs now. (Be careful of heavy-duty proselytizing.) Do whatever you can to expand your mind through study, meeting different people and visiting new places. This is definitely a time where you can expand your world. Some will make great gains in publishing, the media, medicine, the law and postsecondary education.

Mars will strongly highlight - for months ahead - anything to do with shared property, inheritances, insurance matters, taxes, debt and whatever you share or own jointly with others. In addition, it will also strongly energize your sex life. Well, none of this is boring, is it? Notice the terms highlight and energize. In other words, you can sink into conflict and do battle with others about these areas, or you can join forces to use joint resources (or even the wealth and resources of others) to do something that makes you proud. Don't expect too much of others. Just try to get cooperation. By the time Mars has left this part of your chart, it will signal the passing of something old to make room for something new.

I think you have the trickiest and most challenging situation in the coming months because the energetic focus of Mars is opposite your sign. This opposition can easily translate into conflicts with close friends and partners. Par for the course. Textbook. But it doesn't have to be this way. If you are very mindful and conscious of what you're doing, you can learn a lot about how you always relate to those who are closest to you. You will see aspects of your style of relating that you are not even aware of. And also, because we often submerge our grievances, Mars will give you the courage to put your cards on the table. Not always a bad thing. Compromise is how you can best work with others.

You're getting off easier than other signs with this eight-month transit of Mars in Virgo. Essentially, this situation gives you tons of energy to work hard at improving your health and improving your job. Yes it's true, you might become bossy to coworkers, certainly, in their eyes. (Ya think?) But on the whole, you can use this energy to work and delegate and accomplish a lot. And you'll take pride in what you accomplish. So roll up your sleeves and find work to do! And since you're pumped to improve your health, embrace physical exercise! Hey - you'll come out smelling like a sweaty rose! Make the most of all this energy to improve your world!

Like Aries, you're one of the lucky ones. In fact, you're luckier than Aries! All this energy is urging you to have fun for months ahead! (Imagine that. Who's going to run the country?) You want to play, and go on vacations where you sit around on white sandy beaches with half-naked people sipping drinks with little pink parasols. You don't want to discipline yourself. You want the thrill of sports events, the arts, the entertainment world, playful times with children and (how can we forget?) the thrill of frolicking through romantic love affairs. Oh yes, you are turned on! (Have you no shame? The rest of the world is working.) No fair.

This lengthy sojourn of Mars in one sign challenges you by introducing increased friction and conflict at home. You might quarrel with family members or people where you live. (Or it could be the whole fam damily!) Strife with parents is classic. Some of this is triggered by chaotic activity where you live. Perhaps it's time to say to yourself, "Self, I want to be happy. This fighting has to stop." You can't live with this tension in your private life and home until next summer. This means you have to figure out a way to accept this energy and use it to your benefit. Well, since it is pure energy, you can use it to clean up where you live and make improvements. That's obvious.

This long stretch of Mars in one sign makes you identify with your beliefs - vehemently. If others disagree with you, especially siblings and relatives, you'll take it personally! But hey - since when do you and others agree on everything? Not. Don't get into battles with others unless something important is at stake. Mars is accelerating your daily activities. You have high energy to run around doing things and this same high energy translates into your style of speech as well. You're unusually aggressive, assertive and persuasive! (Yikes.) The upside is you can use this energy to write, study, sell, act and teach. Do it.

Many Leos are house proud. (It's the royalty thang.) However, right now energetic Mars makes you identify with what you own. You're unusually focused on your possessions and your wealth or lack of it. You like the power of using your money and your possessions to extend your influence. Naturally, we all do this at times, but you are very absorbed with this right now. (Does this ring a bell, Pavlov?) This is why you might argue with others about not only what you own, but about what you value as well. Ask yourself if any of this is really important enough to harm friendships and relationships? Relationships are more important than stuff.

Well, well, well. Here you are, with fiery Mars in your sign for months - certainly, the first time this has ever happened to you. Some of you will feel this energy until next winter. If you allow this energy to amplify negative impulses - you'll be fighting with everyone. You'll be dominant, bossy and independent to the point where you alienate others. Hey, this really isn't your style, is it? You like to get along! Since you're pumped with physical energy, channel it in a way that pleases you. An obvious outlet is hard, physical work. Or a physical workout. Naturally, these workouts can be outdoors, in the gym or in the bedroom. Bwa-ha-ha.

This unusually long journey of Mars in one sign is causing you to undergo something you might never have experienced before in your life. But it's a good thing - ultimately. You will have an opportunity to learn a lot about yourself, especially the parts about yourself you don't readily admit to being you. ("I'm not like that." Or "I would never do that.") Hidden behaviour patterns that are usually subconscious are now coming to the surface. ("I see one!") This is a wonderful opportunity for you to confront yourself about self-defeating behaviour or behaviour you would like to think you didn't do. ("I see another!")

Any kind of group activity, whether a small friendly group, a professional meeting, a conference, a team or a club, could be a source of competition and friction for you - for months ahead! You feel strongly about your goals right now, and you're keen to pursue them. If anyone or anything gets in your way you will take offense. Ironically, this means it's hard to work with others; and yet, if you use the energy of Mars to your advantage - you can accomplish an enormous amount by working with others! Go figure. Don't be a loner now or in the coming year. Mars wants you to be involved - actively and physically - with others.

You are the only sign experiencing the energy of Mars at the top of your chart - and we're talking months! Until winter of next year. This is a sure indication that you are going to be working unusually hard in the months to come because you're ambitious to achieve something. You want recognition. You want success. You're not too keen about sharing anything - you would prefer do work alone because you want to be your own boss. This is the classic time for clashes with authority figures - bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. Even coworkers might be threatened by your ambition. Is this what's going on in your interconnected binary universe?

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