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Rockie Weekly Horoscope December 8-14

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General Forecast

Despite all the high-powered meetings—media-centric Mercury conjuncts fearless Mars and protective Jupiter in Sagittarius, Mars teams up with Jupiter to launch another enterprise that’ll change the culture—this week is quite social. Romantic Venus shifts out of playful Sag where she’s been claiming to “love the one you’re with” and settles into safe, respectable Capricorn on Sunday for three-plus weeks of traditional courting. However, by the time your New Year’s hangover is over, the goddess will be moving on.

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Aries

Aries: Mar. 20 – Apr. 19

Smart as a whip and just as cutting, especially while clever Mercury conjuncts your Mars ruler this weekend. But if you can restrain your pleasure in showing off, those pithy comments of yours won’t draw blood. A friendly, appreciative and well-heeled audience is more likely to support your latest enterprise. Every two years or so, when Mars meets up with growth-oriented Jupiter, Rams get a glimpse at what the future holds. Pay marked attention as the work week begins, because that opportunity is just around the corner.

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Taurus
Taurus: Apr. 20 – May 20

So much for winging it. That adventurous, impromptu approach comes to an end on the 10th when your Venus ruler abandons “anything goes” Sagittarius for the disciplined domain of the Goat. Capricorn tends to emphasize the sensible, yet sensitive and socially-aware side of Taurus, an interest common to all the earth signs. Not that you’ll necessarily be donating more time, energy and money to charitable causes, but year-end transactions can grab your attention and hold it. Don’t dawdle, Venus leaves Capricorn for Aquarius on Jan. 3.

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Gemini
Gemini: May 21 – Jun. 20

Since you have your very own Sagittarius seer, try to pay attention when I tell you that this is the time to act, to stop weighing the pros and cons, to finally make some sort of decision. It’s been quite a while since your prospects for getting sucked into a long-term, meaningful relationship have been this promising. Years since your Mercury ruler gave you so many opportunities to interact with so many of the other personal planets. If not now, in the midst of the jolly holiday party season, when? After Mercury enters pragmatic Capricorn?

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Cancer
Cancer: Jun. 21 – Jul. 22

There’s still some life left in your playboy/playgirl persona. Don’t feel obliged to sacrifice the fun stuff to satisfy the family’s wishes just yet. It’s a fairly safe bet that you’ll survive another adventure, especially while daredevil Mars comes under Jupiter’s protective wing this weekend. If you’re also motivated to chase after your next fortune by feeding a public hungry for recreation, go right ahead. Just remember that while Venus transits your Capricorn house of partners you’ll be more dependent on someone else’s good opinion.

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Leo

Leo: Jul. 23 – Aug. 22

Seal the deal. Whether it is a romance or a business arrangement or a bit of both, this is the time to take advantage of whatever opportunity is offered during your sun ruler’s sextile to idealistic Neptune this weekend. Although Neptune is often unclear in its intention, when it is favorably aligned with the creative, open-hearted sun, chances are you’ll be inspired to act selflessly, as will your partner. Doing good, meaning well and, appropriately enough, in time for year-end bonuses, gift-giving and receiving.

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Virgo
Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sep. 22

Conveniently enough, the planetary forces are bunched together in the zone where neighbors, former schoolmates and family congregate. You might show some interest in a co-worker and the oddest of the odd partners you’ve accumulated over the years, but they won’t be as big a deal this holiday season as the folks in shouting, phoning and emailing range. However, there is no guarantee that interacting with them will be pleasant. As the weekend begins, your critical Mercury ruler has a run in with aggressive Mars; as it ends, a meeting with boastful, blowhard Jupiter.

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Libra
Libra: Sep. 23 – Oct. 22

A slightly different approach is introduced soon after your Venus ruler leaves “happy-go-lucky” Sagittarius for “plan well-ahead,” behave responsibly Capricorn on Sunday. Once embedded in that traditional earth sign, Venus will claim its rightful place (the higher up the social ladder, the better) until Jan. 3 when the progressive, humanitarian Aquarius vibe takes over. Meanwhile, the planets that remain in sporty Sag will continue to make sure that you are amused, possibly even delighted by the passing parade. Plus the family won’t give you any grief.

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Scorpio
Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

Opportunity knocks when your audacious Mars co-ruler bumps into prosperous, protective Jupiter as the work week begins. That they meet in optimistic Sagittarius, the sign ruling your house of acquisitions and assets, suggests that making significant amounts of money will be a major factor in how you experience 2007. While Mars might not have much staying power—it prefers the thrill of the new—it can encourage you to take the first step. Count on your other ruler, Pluto for providing the patience your venture will need.

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Sagittarius
Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

In the beginning was the word. That should arrive around the time verbal Mercury merges with truth-seeking Mars on Saturday. Properly stoked, Mercury next meets with Jupiter, your enthusiastic ruling planet, in your sign on Sunday and together they form plans for publishing, broadcasting or otherwise spreading your interpretation of the “word.” The crucial moment comes as Mars and Jupiter conjoin on Monday. Whether you personally are the project unleashed on the world or if it’s an offshoot of your specialized knowledge isn’t as important as getting it launched is.

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Capricorn

Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 20

Instead of a holiday gift wish list, make a dream list. Seriously, this weekend sleep is the state that’ll reveal what you really, truly desire. And don’t limit that list to material things, not if you dream about chasing after someone or moving cross country. A lot of planetary action is taking place in mobile Sagittarius, in your house of karma and your subconscious, so any image that rises to the surface (and is remembered) should be explored. An agreeable professional or an enlightened colleague can be more help than you imagine.

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Aquarius
Aquarius: Jan. 21 – Feb. 18

As if an Aquarian needs a more active social life! Well, it can’t be helped. Not while magnetic Venus, passionate Pluto and the party-loving Sagittarius sun congregate in your house of professional colleagues, casual friends and assorted acquaintances from various walks of life. They appear to be drawn to you via glamorous Neptune in your sign. What sort of image are you projecting? P.S. Since there is also planetary action in your career midheaven, be sure to laugh at the boss’s jokes and otherwise show some interest.

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Pisces

Not only is this the season to be jolly, it’s also the time to be gainfully employed. With so many planets in your Sagittarius career house, it’ll be nigh impossible to avoid the wonderful opportunities being offered, or, if you’re feeling truly lazy, dodging them without making waves. Of course, if you’re the boss or the latest prize-winning poet, then you can’t help but accept the accolades and awards. But inveterate horse-players and sports fans can make out just fine thanks to lucky Jupiter at the top.