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Horoscopes— Happy belated Gregorian Calendar New Year, decan cuspies

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Your beloved star gazer returns after a holiday travel break from her biweekly horoscopes and short new year regeneration period. Alright, astrological laymen, first and foremost merry belated Christmas, X-Mas, Christ Mass, Happy Holly-Daze or whatever seasonal title you prefer! And of course, a happy Gregorian calender new year!

A little light to shed on the miracle of Jesus in this time of the year; there are some very interesting connections between the Bible and astrology.

Suppose that the three kings or wise men who bestowed gifts unto the Son of God were quite possibly astrologers themselves. They were nice guys who certainly knew how to come bearing gifts; after all, what new parents wouldn't appreciate some Myrrh or Frankincense to help with cloth diaper changing? I know I would. Besides, if a baby savior's **** stank, who would believe he was the savior, at all?

Those wise men were indeed, very wise. I would get into the three wise men actually being called so after the stars and not necessarily people, (the ones we know as Orion's belt a.k.a. the three kings) and how they follow Sirius, (a.k.a. the Eastern Star) in the sky... But will spare you farther celestial details of the famous Christmas story, mirrored in space such as the interesting coincidence of the twelve signs being akin to each of the twelve apostles.

Come Friday we should all be feeling a little unconsciously driven, as if our thoughts and feelings are led by an invisible horse. For most of us, tempers will be in check despite heavy karmic shifts or activities but remember, though speech is silver, silence is golden. Unusual comments will be tolerated more than usual, despite the warning to generally keep it shut. The Sun is now in Capricorn, so happy birthday Cappies! All retrogrades have temporarily lifted, Venus is doin' good things with Jupiter and Uranus, and a bunch of other stuff that means virtually nothing to most readers! Your horoscope may illuminate the scenario in a more comprehensible way.

DISCLAIMER: A general Sun sign horoscope can only shed so much light, due to its interdependence with the other planets. Check our your ascendant or rising sign and/or moon sign, if you're aware of what they are. Those born at night, pay special attention to their Moon signs.

Today, I'd also like to introduce you all to a new astrological concept called 'decans' or 'decantes.' Each sign is divided into three sections of 10 degrees, meaning there are thirty degrees to any sign. This is why a 'cusp' sign as people perceive them, doesn't, in a way, exist.

Your Sun sign (the one we all know) either falls under one or the other, being 30 degrees Aries, let's say or 0 degrees Taurus; there is no in between. It seems likely in the vast majority of astrology charts that something else will be largely affected by the other sign you sit on the cusp of, so let's say you're a Leo/Virgo "cusp," though your Sun sign is definitely Leo, your Moon sign or Venus and  Mercury may all be in Virgo, causing both signs to leave their marks in different ways. Back to the concept of a decan, there are let's say, Aquarius 1's, 2's and 3's or Scorpio 1's, 2's and 3's, for every sign three very distinct imprints. This week's horoscopes will be cast with the decans of the ruling planets and where they sit kept firmly in mind.

Right now the Sun sits in the eighteenth degree of Capricorn, placing it in the second decan of the sign, soon to be the third. The second and third decans fall under the influence of the planets Venus and Mercury. So, at the moment we've been seeing themes in the general air of things pertaining to hard work, frivolousness and penny-pinching (fitting that we move into Capricorn right after the holiday season) ambition and seriousness but influenced by the second decan and Venus, this atmosphere lightens, whereas when ruled by Saturn in the first decan, life gets very much so to the point.

So, we can see the veil of seriousness lifting to a more affectionate and aesthetically pleasing stage, where as in the next few days, the third decan puts focus on these influences (hard work, ambition, frivolousness, seriousness, respect and determination) through communication and perfectionism until late January.

Remember people, DISCLAIMER: Find our your Moon and Rising signs! The Moon, especially so if you were born at night! This will ensure a more accurate horoscope.

Aries: March 21- 23 to April 20-23

Your ruling planet, Mars is in Capricorn at the moment by a whopping 24 degrees  though by next Sunday it breaks into the etheric waves of 0 degrees Aquarius, temporarily putting out its proverbial fire. As far as Capricorn goes, the last decan is a positive one though at times there is a tendency towards too much frugality and possession. By next Sunday the grip on your personal stock should be loosened but not by much. There is a sense of hanging onto things now, clinging if you will, changing to a sense of "HAHA! I won!!" although no one will be applauding your victory; However, the move from Capricorn to Aquarius does lighten your general mood.

Taurus: April 21- 23 to May 20-23

Your ruling planet, Venus is one 1 degree Sagittarius at the moment, heading up to nine degrees by Sunday. This means that we see your sign vacationing in the same climate for the next week... You may be feeling slightly assaulted and kept out in the cold as far as communications go.

Does someone or do several people appear to be ganging up on you? Regardless of weather or not this is the case, a sense of being overwhelmed settles over your mind and feelings this week and I see it coming as people not casting stones... But throwing sticks. Duck! Or gets your own stick and be real good at fending off eight other ones at one time. What soothes your soul are the fine comforts of life as you are incredibly persistent and level-headed, in general, enjoying much of the creature comforts of home. Beautifying things will also put you at ease such as reordering and redecorating, more than some others.

May 21-23 to June 20-23

Your ruling planet Mercury is 24 degrees into Sagittarius heading for Capricorn and four degrees into it, by Sunday. This places Mercury in the last decante or decan of Sagittarius and the first of Capricorn. You're feeling much like you're turning from being an ox goad yourself, to more of a juggler. At first, this week you're feeling overburdened as if there may be too much of a load to bear but no worries, by later on in the week, you're successfully transmuting your frame of mind. Balancing your issues properly is key.

Cancer: June 21-23 to July 20-23

The Moon, your ruling planet finds it's 7 degrees into Pisces right now but the thing about you, Cancer is that the Moon changes signs every two hours, unlike the rest of us and our rulers, yours being the most frequent of all. This explains your inexplicable moodiness. Unless you have many grounding planets in your chart and especially so if you've got more than just one Cancerian influence, you've noticed this sensitive tendency about yourself. Unless you happen to catch your horoscope within the next hour or two or three, there's not a lot I can do to interpret your
horoscope by decan for the next week, save writing up a quarterly play by play for each day. That being said, a note to the wise Cancer, go about dealing with yourself
as others do: Very carefully.

Leo: July 21-23 to Aug. 20-23
The Sun, your ruler is 18 degrees Capricorn, by next Sunday finding itself at 26 degrees. Something about your position at the moment feels as if you've either been bartering or in negotiations with others, perhaps doing much business at this time that say, where you may have been at this time last year, where other types of issues had a better grip on your attentions. This is all moving toward more of a sense of lucky expansion thereof. Times getting better, things accumulating more, a snowball virtually rolling into your front door... From a time of serious hard work to a time of rest and relaxation. Enjoy the heat of the sun's rays and the 10 feet of snow.

Aug. 21-24 to Sept. 21-23

Mercury finds itself 24 degrees into Sagittarius, for the time being about to be four degrees Capricorn by Sunday. The perfectionist in you who over analyzes everything is about to buck their head up and brighten their mood... Or, your mood. We're speaking figuratively here. From obsessively chewing on every detail in your midst, to letting go, quite plainly over the next week. From burden bared to a feeling of having things under control. Don't get me wrong, you're still a perfectionist, to some degree and you know it.

Sept. 21-23 to Oct. 21-23

Your ruler, lady Venus finds herself only 1 degree into Sagittarius on the way to the ninth degree by Sunday putting her in the first decan for the week to come, not going anywheres else. Brace yourself. The sticks are 'a flyin' towards your face - See Taurus. Something like this but in your case, the Mercury ruled decan gets along with Venus quite nicely, as it does Taurus also though through a different sort of grit. Mercury in Libra loves to talk, especially about nice things... You could end up talking yourself into a corner, being overly nice or simply talking to the wrong people, overmuch.

Oct. 21-23 to Nov. 21-23

Your two ruling plants, Mars and Pluto are 24 and five degrees, both into Capricorn, by Sunday Mars cools down in Aquarius at 0 degrees and Pluto, being cold, mysterious and slow moving, changes not. The Plutonian influences dance with Jupiter and the Martian with the Sun.

Mars and the Sun get along reasonably well, so your week in general won't be without its trials, as surely Scorpio, you know they rarely are but come Sunday day, you'll be facing them head on, getting them dealt with and out of the way. You'll also feel something inside of you stirring... Growing... There may be a feeling of past stagnation but fret not, my pet, for a time of expansion is in your midst and on the way.

Sagittarius: Nov. 20-23 to Dec. 20-23

Your head honcho, Jupiter is 27 degrees into Pisces right now changing by Sunday by only one degree. You, dear Sagittarius, are in for a time of celebration, a statement that I, unfortunately, can not exactly say for some of the others of us today.  For the next week, you are building with your posse, toasting to a job  well done, finding your frame of mind translating more and more of an open one. Not that you aren't usually a go-getting positive thinker... You've convinced yourself anything is possible. You feel ready to take on the world, for the most part  and a portion of your being surrenders to the joy and glory of the land.
 Yayyy! Now, that's a note I like to end on. Just don't get hit by a bus.

Capricorn: Dec. 20-23 to Jan. 18-21

Mighty Saturn is 16 degrees into Libra for now, changing by only one degree, like Jupiter, by Sunday. Heartbreaking as it may be, there is some kind of many directional thing pulling at your heart strings. Do you even know what all of them are? Are you aware of this going on? If so, it's about time you address it as things in this realm aren't likely to change without a conscious pull. Even still, better sort the issue out this week and make any changes at a much later date. Just be very aware that your heart is torn in several directions at once; Think about this, don't just let the food go cold on your plate.

Jan. 18-21 to Feb. 18-21

Uranus, your bad ass ruler (forgive the pun,) finds itself 27 degrees into Pisces remaining there all week. You know what? It's not actually a bad week for you. Like Sagittarius, I have good news! You may be worried for now, as we human beings can sometimes do but be confident, this week will go swimmingly! An apparent ease that you weren't expecting, some down time even and relaxation, lots social and personal fun times are more than possible. This doesn't mean issues are gone or shouldn't be dealt with forever but don't let them overwhelm you, or whelm you in any way at all;You've got what it takes to see things through with a smile on your face!

Pisces: Feb. 18-21 to March 18-21

For the moment, Neptune is 26 degrees into your neighboring sign, Aquarius changing by only a degree, to the 27th by Sunday. Your astrologer thought she had some very,very good things to say to you and though there may be much getting done and work underway, topping off this productive time, I had made a sore miscalculation. So, you've been accomplishing so many things albeit at a slow pace, it's getting somewhere, right? Why then, do you feel like you're stealing a spotlight you don't deserve? Be very picky and choosy about your friends and your priorities, especially  emotionally and internally. This week, you may find your attention is being grabbed at, pulling you asunder, making things a little uncomfortable. Be prepared.

For consultations or farther readings, to interpret your Moon or rising sign for a fee of doubloons, please contact Iris through her business 'Nyx Knocking' (403) 942-3033. Find her on facebook by looking up 'Nyx Knocking' or contact through Nirvana Energy at (403) 942-2220.

— By Iris E, Special to L.A. Beat
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