Astrology GIFs for the Week of December 9, 2013

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The influence of the moon, Jupiter, and Saturn will be felt all week as the planets form a rare grand trine on Monday, December 9. Each planet involved in this trine will be in a feminine water sign: the moon in Pisces, Jupiter in Cancer, and Saturn in Scorpio. Make use of the healing energies of water and do something to comfort your emotions. If you are feeling psychologically wounded, a therapeutic bath with salt added (to mimic the magic of the ocean) is a good way to purify and to shake off unwanted energies. You will emerge renewed.

It should be noted that this aspect brings a strong possibility for flood or an overflow of water around the globe, so be sure not to fall asleep in the tub with the faucet running.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
Go inside yourself and reflect on your attitude about the world around you. One thing that may become really obvious at this time is how habits or past conditioning controls your life. But what you can learn about yourself now can be of real value if you are able to let go of what no longer serves you.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Your everyday conversations tend to turn poignant, and those types of discussions are very important now. You are not satisfied with the superficial face that other people show you, nor are you likely to show them a shallow side of yourself. So control your emotions and try not to lose your objectivity.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
You are able to make progress in the world because work is very fulfilling and enjoyable to you now, giving you a sense of purpose and structure for your life. Quite often this comes about through an improved job situation, better working conditions, or even a new career with better pay or opportunities for self-fulfillment. 

Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Love relationships have the capacity to expand the range of experiences in your life. You may encounter people from a radically different background or from a far-off land who will teach you more about the world than you ever dreamed possible.

Aries (March 21–April 19)
You may be tempted to withdraw, especially if you are at all insecure, but remember that what you hide from others you also hide from yourself. And whatever you hide from yourself can also control you without your being aware of it. Share your deep inner feelings with another person, preferably someone you can trust, like a parent or family member.

Taurus (April 20–May 20)
A female friend (or friends) will come into prominence in your life, and in general you should find it easier to get along with them now. You will probably feel more protective and supportive than usual, or you will attract someone who gives you needed emotional support.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Now you have the opportunity to increase your income through interactions at work with those you encounter on a daily basis. You stand in good stead in your career, for you display more emotional sensitivity and empathy toward the people you work with, and thus you can win them over.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)
You are not totally interested in getting away from it all, but you are bored with your everyday life. You can find some of the excitement that you crave by studying something and taking a mental journey. You may meet new friends from a foreign country or from a background that is very different from your own. 

Leo (July 23–August 22)
During this transit, your emotional experiences are much more intense than usual, and you may draw unusually deep and powerful people into your home who have a strong effect upon you. These interactions may cause you to experience moods and feelings quite different from your “normal” self, but remember, strange can be exciting.

Virgo (August 23–September 22)
This transit will affect a marriage, relationships with opponents, or any other inherently emotional confrontation. Try to remain detached and objective, so your opponent is unable to control you by manipulating your feelings if you happen to encounter conflict.

Libra (September 23–October 22)
Emotional repression at the workplace is a probable consequence of this transit. You may become hypercritical, which is really the expression of a repressed feeling, usually of resentment toward someone. Maintain your peace of mind and try to see the big picture; do not let worries over work get the best of you.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
In love relationships, you will experience greater emotional depth than usual, and consequently your experience with a lover will be much more intense. But do not become overprotective for this would be a misdirected expression of love.

David Scoroposki is a professional astrologer working in NYC.
GIF reporting by Sally Holmes.

Astrology GIFs for the Week of December 9, 2013