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For the week of December 5-11, 2007

Jupiter/Pluto Conjunction, Part Two:

The planets continue to temper the mettle of mere mortals. The conjunction between Jupiter and Pluto is exact on December 11, and this week, as the gap tightens, life on earth takes on a preternatural atmosphere. Psychic sensitivity flares up, making many of us uncannily accurate about who's on the phone before it even rings, and what will be said before it's even clear to the caller. Try not to mistake these gifts for the true spiritual "thing." Jupiter's farewell kiss to Pluto parts the veils of consciousness and allows many dimensions to be felt simultaneously with increasing clarity. But don't let it freak you out — it is only of the moment and just possibly meant to stimulate curiosity about the multitude of realms we cannot see but definitely feel. Remember, this is a test on personal participation in a thirteen-year cycle of transformation. And the only "right" answers are authentic ones.

Pluto's transit through Sagittarius began on January 17, 1995, and the first end of that cycle occurs on January 25, 2008, when Pluto enters Capricorn. Yes, Pluto retrogrades back into Sagittarius next year, but the end of that retrograde will not have the same impact. We will have tasted Pluto in Capricorn, which will have already catalyzed a new journey of consciousness, and the second ending isn't punctuated by a Jupiter/Pluto conjunction. Remember, Pluto is transformation, and it will have already started the next process.

For the last thirteen years, as Pluto journeyed through Sagittarius, it transformed global communication into a transformative tool. The Internet united us and we actually became a global village. Well, ... sort of more like a global marketplace. Pluto always reveals shadows, and one of the shadows of global communication visible under Pluto's presence is the sordid side of cyberspace. While the Internet is a fantastic tool for research and connection, it has also become a dumping ground. It's all too easy to download the entire contents of psyche, personal and collective, into a virtual vacuum without an understanding of how the psychic transfer might impact the new world of nowhere. Just as the explorers and missionaries infected indigenous peoples with disease, so, too, the electronic world has its germs, and those viruses have infected minds and hearts. Too many of us can no longer delineate fact from fiction and truth from tale, even the wisest among us have a hard time contextualizing the data. But forget about being intellectually capable. One of the biggest lessons of Pluto in Sagittarius is how ill-equipped most of us are to handle the intensity of that psychic and emotional overload from too much information. And nothing is private.

During this week of heightened psychic insight, contemplate your response to the digital age, as well as your relationship to privacy. Is it wise to share everything? Are there other remedies to isolation and loneliness? There are no "right" answers to Pluto's questions — there is just the truth of your own heart.

If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.

Aries March 21-April 19

It doesn't matter whether your urge to merge is driven by a desire for romance or a passion for spirit. Love comes in many forms, and when it's true, love satisfies body, mind, heart, and soul.

Taurus April 20-May 20

You don't have to react to every intuitive hunch about significant others, personal or professional. So take your time and give yourself permission to digest the information before you respond.

Gemini May 21-June 21

While there are benefits to increased sensitivity, being permeable won't work for long periods of time. So even at the risk of appearing stern, put those healthy boundaries in place, and keep them there.

Cancer June 22-July 22

Intense conversations with friends have the power to reveal missing pieces of your personal puzzle. You don't have to express every detail of every feeling, but you are required to speak from the heart.

Leo July 23-August 22

Surrender your habituation to control, and instead, allow yourself to be completely spontaneous. Yes, you will have to leave your comfort zone, but you'll also have to rely on your innate creativity.

Virgo August 23-September 22

A wrinkle in your situation could throw you into a panic. But if you take a deep breath, you might realize stagnant waters are finally being catalyzed, and sometimes things have to fall apart in order to heal.

Libra September 23-October 22

Dylan once said, "It's hard to be wise when you're in love," and while that may be true, right now, it's important for you to trust that your heart will make the best possible choice.

Scorpio October 23-November 21

Yes, money does make some worlds go round, which is why lottery tickets are so popular. But it is also important to realize that you are your greatest asset and your spirit isn't a commodity.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

It's an identity crisis and you're being asked to define yourself in present time — not through the past or future. Take notes, you'll want to remember the clarity of this experience.

Capricorn December 22-January 19

Your sense of the future and its potential power is not misplaced, but you're not through with the current cycle. Focus on what's at hand, and you'll be prepared for what lies ahead.

Aquarius January 20-February 18

It isn't possible to meet the demands on your time, and besides, you actually can't be all things to all people. Rather than trying to please, let go, and concentrate on those you love.

Pisces February 19-March 20

Plans put in motion will stay in motion for a long time. So be clear about what you want, and also about how you want to create that reality.

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