Star Catcher

Astrology for the week of December 19, 2014.

A spiral galaxy known as NGC 1433 is seen in an undated image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (photo credit: REUTERS)
A spiral galaxy known as NGC 1433 is seen in an undated image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope
(photo credit: REUTERS)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! This is a wonderful week for you, as things are finally beginning to fall gently into place.
Although you are not yet completely in control, you do have enough strength and self-confidence to let your voice be heard. Financially this is the time for you to cut back on expenses and begin to save for something very special in the months to come. More people than you know are on your side, so relax and enjoy the rewards of a job well done!
HINT: You have done your homework, and the changes you face in the near future will be positive and a lot simpler than you imagined.
You have a great deal of energy and are ready to move forward with your plans; however, there are some pieces to the puzzle that are missing, and no matter how hard you try, you simply cannot speed up the process. Rather than feeling anger or frustration, learn from the experience and store the knowledge you gain now for future reference.
Wednesday and Thursday are perfect days for taking care of personal business; when the job is done, relax with someone special at one of your favorite restaurants.
HINT: Not all friendships last forever, but those that do are so precious.
Always ready to reach out and help a friend or colleague, you simply cannot stand by and watch someone in need without volunteering your services.
Unfortunately, not everyone is as generous as you, and in the days to come you will do some serious soul searching as to who you want to keep close and who has outlasted their time in your inner circle.
Financially you continue to watch your spending carefully, but as expenses grow it is becoming quite difficult putting money aside. In a few weeks things will balance out, and that is when you can begin once again.
HINT: Plan carefully so you won’t have to say, “I should have” in the months to come.
As much as you would love to forge ahead with your plans, this is the week for taking a step back to examine and regroup.
The more you think, the more things you will discover that either need doing or need abandoning. As the week progresses you will have a much better overview of the situation, and that is when you will be best prepared to make a serious decision.
Your relationship with an air sign started off rocky, but lately you have come to value this person and their intelligence and perspective.
HINT: Great week for taking a course or two that will help you professionally in the future.
You enjoy spending time at home with family and friends, and this is the week for planning a small party for a few people you feel closest to.
Nothing fancy, but everything you prepare shows the love and care you put into entertaining. Professionally you continue putting in long hours, and even though you enjoy the work and continue to learn something new all the time, you are getting ready to think of a change. Not necessarily a new job but perhaps a new position in the one you already have. Time spent with a dear friend helps put balance back into your life.
HINT: Money and property are on your mind. Do your homework now.
MAY 21-JUNE 21
Your thoughts may turn to inheritances and wills this week, and now is the time to make a detailed list of questions and arrange a meeting with the experts. You have enough time to make up your mind, so do not feel pressured to come to an immediate decision. The longer you wait, the more you will become aware of small details that you might have overlooked before. A conversation with an earth sign may bring up memories from the past.
HINT: This is a start of a new phase in your life, and soon you will be rewarded for all your hard work in the past.
JUNE 22-JULY 22 You are coming to a point where an important project is almost complete, and after months of setbacks and frustration you can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and it is getting brighter and brighter.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and once this project is completed a new and even more exciting one is on the way.
In the meantime, take a little time off to simply relax and catch up on some much-needed rest. Your family is always uppermost on your mind and in your heart, and this week you will spend some quality time with the people you care about the most.
HINT: Good week to start a diet or healthy regime.
Emphasis is on work, and you may have to put in some extra hours this week if you are to complete an important project on time. People constantly turn to you for help and advice and as broad as your shoulders are, you are getting weighed down by trying to be a good friend. Only you can establish boundaries that will keep your conscience clear while allowing you some space at the same time. Money and financial issues are always on your mind, but some days it is hard not to reach into your pocket and buy that something you have taken a fancy to.
HINT: The time is right to put yourself on a schedule that is practical and doable.
There are times when you feel everyone around you is milking you dry and you want to stand up and shout “Enough!” If that is the case, you need to take a long, hard look at yourself, for you know no one can make you do anything you really don’t want to do. Instead of pointing a finger of blame elsewhere, take a breather and try to figure out what you need to do in order to change the status quo. Once you discover the answer, you will be amazed how simple it is. Financially you are feeling stressed over upcoming expenses, but you have the time and will have the funds.
HINT: Minor alterations in your home can bring just the change you have been looking for.
You continue flitting around working here and there, and this is the week to take a step back, turn off your phones, close your computer and just chill out. You need the rest, and even if you are not aware of it, your body is.
None of us is as young as we used to be, so take care of yourself now. Personal matters are accented this week, be it finances, family or your home. You have the ability to work things through quickly and because you can see both sides of every situation, you are a natural mediator. These skills may come in handy when dealing with a minor problem at work.
HINT: Pay attention to money right now as expenses increase.
Problems that have been holding you back ease up considerably this week, and you will feel a lot more optimistic and in control of your life now. Even though you have a great deal of work piling up on your desk, you can afford to take a little time off to be with the people closest to you. If that entails making a short trip, then start booking your flight. Financially you are well aware of your situation and have come a long way in the past year to get to where you are today.
Monday and Tuesday are perfect days for spending time with a sibling or neighbor you feel particularly close to.
HINT: Income is likely to dip over the next few weeks, so plan accordingly.
You take a great deal of responsibility both at home and at work and because of your sense of fair play are able to establish a harmonious atmosphere wherever you go. People both old and young are attracted by your enthusiasm, as well as your experience, and this week you may have the opportunity to point someone you care about in the right direction. The middle portion of this week is a perfect time for you to deal with financial matters.
HINT: The time is right for you to take care of your own needs and make some decisions concerning the path you want to take over the coming year.
TIP FOR THE WEEK: The time has come to stop procrastinating and begin tying off loose ends.