YOUR HOROSCOPE BY BLESILDA (BLES) CARMONA-DELA ROSA
For the week of November 21-27, 2016
When Jupiter in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn, exact on Nov. 24,Thanksgiving Day, the principle of expansion (jolly ol’ Jupe) meets the “final” word in “how things ought to be” (as Pluto in Cap may want it that way). In practical terms, this tense aspect between these two planets may signify the occurrence of family arguments we see portrayed in hackneyed tropes within Thanksgiving-themed films or TV dramas. In fact, Dr. Cathy Coleman, NCGR-SF President and East-West astrologer, writes in her weekly blog that she overheard a lady on NPR Radio saying that she won’t attend their family’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year due to differences in political opinion.
First things first. Unless it’s your crowning ambition to be an unpaid fanatic of some candidate who may not even know who exactly you are, I’d say stick to your relatives and close friends and make those relationships work – no matter what. Try your best and try your hardest. Just keep your relatives and allies close to you. Remember: They are the ones who have got your back, not some politician, no matter how virtuous she/he may appear to be. Consider the message of the T-square we’ll be having: Jupiter in Libra, Uranus in Aries, and Pluto in Capricorn. This is admittedly a very stressful formation, but remember its point of release or empty space: the sign opposite, Cancer, which represents home, family, and compassion. If we focus on those, then perhaps our differences can be celebrated instead of feared.
Now as we celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s take into account that the Native Americans who rightly owned the land of the United States have been truly shortchanged, and that there can be no justice without reparation and restoration. A Native American proverb goes, “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” So when? When are we going to realize that thanksgiving of any sort should go beyond murmured prayers and empty words, straight into the realm of responsible actions?
Finally, still on the subject of Thanksgiving, here is the favorite quote of my late mother Aida R. Carmona, attributed to Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274): “Give us, O Lord, thankful hearts which do not forget Your goodness to us. Give us, O Lord, grateful hearts, which do not waste time complaining.”
ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19) Shore up your self-confidence this week because a special career opportunity may present itself. Rather than give in to doubt, the way to go is to tell yourself that you do deserve this lucky break. The excitement of positively changing circumstances should keep you inspired enough to transform yourself accordingly. Weekly mantra: I am open to change.
TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20) You possess great inner strength, far more than average, because of what you have seen with your own eyes and the depth of your experience. Even so, the angels are asking you to release any harsh judgment you have for another person or a group. Forgiveness and compassion should still be your S.O.P. Weekly mantra: My power is to be used for good.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) The dreamer in you is about to face a beautiful awakening in the form of a dream-come-true. You have been nothing but true to yourself, and this authenticity is now being rewarded with unexpected opportunities coming your way. Take a leap of faith and follow your aspirations. Weekly mantra: I am ready to face my destiny.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) Be on the lookout for important documents or contracts that need your painstaking attention at this time. The time is ripe for you to experience an inflow of abundance via a promising business venture or another once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you shouldn’t pass up. Weekly mantra: I keep my expectations realistic yet happily hopeful.
LEO (July 23-Aug 22) If you’ve suffered from health setbacks previously, now is the time when you’ll be restored to good health. This period also favors the care and feeding of your intimate relationships with a view of maintaining the wonderful status quo. Even so, carefully weigh your every decision as these have far-reaching implications. Weekly mantra: My heart is full of love.
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22) What’s the source of your worries? You want so badly to brush them aside but these worries keep you awake at night, correct? By expecting the worst, you are just priming yourself with even more self-fulfilling prophecies of the negative kind. “Perfect love casts out fear.” -1 John 4:18. Weekly mantra: I know now that the opposite of love is not hate, but fear. Hence I choose love over fear.
LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22) There will be revisions that need to be implemented on certain plans, even with some of these plans already in the execution level. That’s just too bad, but a case of poor timing and other factors may make you want to re-launch some ventures at another, more auspicious time. There’s certainly more going on that meets the eye here. Weekly mantra: I am flexible and discerning.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21) Clear away all that no longer serves you. Be swift, efficient, and unemotional in doing do. Just keep in mind that you’ll be better off in the long run without these encumbrances which are slowing you down. Make sure that you make the rest of your decisions in an objective frame of mind. Weekly mantra: I am realistic, experienced, witty, and independent.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21) As the Sun enters your sign early this week, it will also mark the end of a phase or situation. That’s one way of looking at it. Reframe the narrative and this could also mean that it’s time to move on to more promising scenarios in your adventurous life. Either way, the promise is that of your spiritual transformation. Weekly mantra: I release the past to embrace the present.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) Your worries are unfounded. Simply proceed as you were, but expect a temporary pause in the action. Use this lull to regroup, reinforce your arsenal, and hone your strength for the long haul. The seeds that you have planted are blooming well. Weekly mantra: I turn worry into energy for constructive action.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18) You’ve lined up your resources and are raring to go. At this time, you are full of ambition and motivation, and your charismatic idealism is very attractive. Make sure that if the mantle of leadership falls upon your shoulders, then get some advice from someone creative. Weekly mantra: I have the focus and the vision to be a leader.
PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20) This week could be as fluctuating as the waters of the sea for you. At the very least, you may receive an invitation to a social event. At the most, you could be falling in love and/or giving/receiving wedding proposals! Either way, there is a need for you to balance your emotions. Weekly mantra: I am enthusiastic, emotional, romantic, and contemplative.
Maraming salamat, mabuhay, namaste, and blessed be!
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