Thursday, Dec. 8: The energy of yesterday’s full moon is very much active today, with connections to Mars, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. It’s like planetary bumper cars. Try not to burn out. Don McLean wrote the song about “The day the music died.” It was Dec. 8, 1980, that former Beatle John Lennon died after being shot outside his residence at the Dakota Hotel in New York City.
Friday, Dec. 9: Later today, Venus leaves Sagittarius and moves into Capricorn. Before she does that, she makes a connection with Jupiter that fills the day with a bright optimism and brings new people, projects and possibilities to life. Happy birthday to Clarence Birdseye, the inventor who redesigned a method for freezing food that he adapted from his travels with the Inuit in the Canadian Arctic. Within a few years he was marketing his products all over the world. Birdseye was born, Dec. 9, 1886.
Saturday, Dec. 10: Mercury and Saturn make a connection that promises to put the brakes on serious projects and make it more difficult to get them moving forward. The bigger the idea, the more stubborn the problem. One of America’s greatest poets, Emily Dickinson, was born Dec. 10, 1830. Unpublished during her lifetime, she is famous for ideas like “Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.”
Sunday, Dec. 11: Even though both Jupiter and Neptune are working to make this an exuberant start to the week, it is not easy to relax and not obsess about how someone feels about you. Maybe my saying these words makes this easier. It was Dec. 11, 1931, that the Statute of Westminster gave full legislative independence to former British colonies, including Canada and Newfoundland.
Monday, Dec. 12: The sun in Sagittarius gets a helping hand from Saturn in Aquarius to move a project forward in a steady and sure-footed way. The first trans-Atlantic radio signal was broadcast on Dec. 12, 1901 by Guglielmo Marconi from Cornwall in England to Newfoundland.
Tuesday, Dec. 13: Tension and ease. On the same day? At the same time? Be patient and wait for the tension to soften. The late Christopher Plummer was born in Toronto on Dec. 13, 1921, and is most famous as a Shakespearean actor and for his role in “The Sound of Music.”
Wednesday, Dec. 14: Venus and Saturn. Mercury and the moon. Together they set the stage for a serious and inspirational day of discovery. It was Dec. 14, 1546, that Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe was born. His contributions are still legendary, especially his calculations for the orbit of Mars.
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