By HOLIDAY MATHIS
Special to the Parade
As we cross from November into December, Venus guides our passage. From the stately station of Capricorn, the love goddess is a prima ballerina, disciplined, lovely and with the regal carriage that makes even her most common gesture seem like a dance. Venus’ harmonious angle to Jupiter in the early week and her subsequent alignment with Pluto bring new grace and ease to our personal relationships.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). It will be fun to flirt with artifice this week. Your life may seem a little like a staged version of your story: the sets propped up to look realistic and the actors repeating the right lines. Yet it all feels very playful and temporary, as though you could change the plot at any moment. Indeed, you can.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Sometimes big change seems to follow a small event in your life. However, it’s likely not the small event but a culmination of many, many small events through time that causes the change. Later, you’ll ponder the reasons, but for now, you’ll be content that the change in question is obviously for the better.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll probably notice this week that people don’t say “thank you” nearly as often as they should. They take kindness for granted and sleepwalk past miracles on a daily basis. You’ll never know the extent of the good you do simply by noticing, being grateful and feeling continually amazed by the world around you.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll have a run of success. You’ll earn the confidence of others. They will be pleased with your performance. Stay alert so that you can identify what is different about these times. Your awareness of the actions you are taking will allow you to do more of this in the future.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It is clear that a decision has to be made. You might think the choice is a hard one to make due to all the complications involved, but that’s only if you choose with your head. Pouring over research, interviewing all involved and other time-consuming steps will be unnecessary if you choose with your feelings instead.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll be developing new interests, and you’ll want to get as much experience as you can this week — mostly because it’s fun. Repetition will be key to your learning process. Allow for this to happen, even if you have to change your schedule or convince someone to give you extra care. You were meant for this!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ve developed the habit of moving forward even when your faith wanes. You may lose sight of the goal, but you will be patient, and you will persevere. By the end of the week, the clouds part, and you remember what was so important to you in the first place. Until that happens, you act “as if.”
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You deserve to be around those who are enthusiastic about your offerings. The one who hesitates shows doubt. You don’t like the message, and you probably won’t feel like waiting around for a definitive answer from such a person. You’ll be quick to move on to a situation that’s a better fit.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll join with those who have a common interest and will act to benefit those who need it most. Your sign mate the great anthropologist Margaret Mead said it best: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You are genuinely interested in others, and you will be a better listener because of it. Also, this week shows you as even more open-minded than usual. Because you are without preconceived notions, you’ll hear the full depth of what’s being communicated to you and react accordingly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll acknowledge what’s going on even when it’s a little bit unpleasant to do so. Your acknowledgement is different from complaining or bringing up the negative parts just for fun. You are simply saying what you see because you know you can’t change it until you can articulate what exactly needs to change.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Give credence to your psychic ability this week. Note what your mind’s eye sees that your actual eyeballs do not. The best way is to write down your dreams, visions and impressions. They won’t be so easily understood, at least not right away. But write them down anyway. In time, they will prove quite accurate.