Happy Birthday, Sagittarius! So this is a month when the sun starts out in your sign and then slides into Capricorn right around the same time as a lunar eclipse in Gemini, on December 21. So far, this looks to be a very energetic eclipse, and its field of influence extends into late January. This is the first eclipse in a series that will fall in your sign and Gemini over the next couple of years.
So this eclipse is the one that puts the series in motion. Theoretically, it will put you in motion too. The motion would come via some external force, in this case presumably a spouse, partner, best friend or the like. You won’t know which way the wind is blowing until it gusts in, and then you’ll be off and moving.
Not everyone is affected by any given eclipse, even if the series is energetic. So those of you who aren’t moved by a gusty eclipse will more likely be moved by money, as there’s a lot of action in your financial sector this month. Mercury starts out the month in Capricorn, your money sign, but then it withdraws back into your own sign at mid-month. One interpretation of that, Mercury moving retrograde through your financial sign, would be to keep your friends close and your wallet closer.
Hide the credit cards in the freezer and don’t spend what you ain’t got. Mars is in Capricorn too for most of the month, and he may try mightily to pry open your purse strings (it is the holidays after all), but you’d still be wise to avoid the malls, the ads, the deals, the bargains, and the general desperation of retailers and make all your purchasing decisions based on strict logic and evaluation of value, not ‘savings.’ You aren’t saving anything if you didn’t need to buy it in the first place. If I sound kind of grinchy, of course I am being in tune with these recession-stricken times.
The thing is, these recession-stricken times (which ain’t over yet) have special meaning for your sign. Pluto’s in your money house for so many more years that you won’t recognize your financial self by the time he leaves in the 2020s. And the implication of this is that you are being asked to think of your financial future in the most serious possible terms. Maybe that’s because you have elderly parents that need caring for. Maybe it’s because you’d like to retire one day. Maybe it’s because you have responsibilities and obligations. But when it comes to money, Pluto doesn’t want you to live for the moment any more.
Now, you’ll have plenty of fun in the next 12 months most likely. You’ll get happy vibes from Uranus and Jupiter during 2011. You’re just going to learn how to be happy while honoring your inner ant and admonishing your inner grasshopper to be responsible and grown-up when it comes to what you own, what you spend and what you really value.