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Horoscope: December 1, 2016

Astrologer Shelly von Strunckel reveals what’s in the stars for you today

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Some obstacles are straightforward. They can be investigated, then what you learn can be turned into a strategy for overcoming them. However, what you’re facing now is accented by the planet of both illusion and, ultimately, inspiration, Neptune. This suggests that while you may struggle to define the actual situation and, more important, devise a remedy, what you learn in the process will transform your thinking, and not just about the issues in question. Those insights could change your life.

Aries (March 20 – April 18)

Opportunity can appear in many forms, some initially unrecognisable. Judging by the current powerful and positive link between your ruler Mars and fortunate Jupiter, sudden developments could resolve issues you thought you’d just have to live with. At minimum, explore these. What happens next could be as thrilling as it’s unexpected.

Taurus (April 19 – May 19)

When certain potentially controversial topics first arose, you decided to downplay them. While that strategy made sense at the time, since then others have realised you didn’t let them know the full facts. Explain, and right away. Once you’ve revealed your thinking and made your intentions clear, all will be forgiven.

Gemini (May 20 – June 19)

Although the New Moon actually took place a few days ago, you’re still benefitting from the fresh perspective on certain complex matters it introduced. This is by no means the end of it. On the contrary, what you learn over the next few days could resolve questions about other, equally complex, situations.

Cancer (June 20 – July 21)

Usually differences with others can be discussed and dealt with swiftly. But you’re still wrestling with the issues triggered by last week’s challenging aspects involving Pluto, the planet of both truth and power struggles. While working these out won’t be easy, what you learn in the process will be invaluable.

Leo (July 22 – August 21)

The distinction between making decisions, which you must, and decisions being final is a vital one. Certain matters are pressing, yet you’re lacking vital facts and will until the 10th, when your ruler the Sun meets practical Saturn. Until then all decisions, including these, must be regarded as tentative.

Virgo (August 22 – September 21)

Over the past few days you’ve based decisions on practicalities, backed up by a bit of instinct. Yet you’re now realising these weren’t just influenced by those feelings, you’ve been drawn to a rather revolutionary way of thinking and planning. This isn’t just timely, it’s ushering you into a new cycle.

Libra (September 22 – October 21)

Nobody likes dealing with the complaints of others. But being born under the rulership of Venus, planet of harmony, you find the current relentless and unsettling events are causing serious concern. Instead of worrying, discuss these frankly. You be surprised to learn that many view them as promising, if not just plain exciting.

Scorpio (October 22 – November 20)

Few signs are more cautious about alliances and, equally, more canny about financial commitments. Yet judging by the current emphasis on such matters, events are forcing you to review arrangements you regarded as rock solid. Actually, they are. Still, initially, you could worry about changes as necessary as they are timely.

Sagittarius (November 21 – December 20)

The ideas or, possibly, even sudden changes triggered by the powerful link between Mars and your ruler Jupiter may be exciting from your perspective. Unfortunately not everybody recognises their promise. Worse, getting the facts they want will slow the pace. Annoying as this is, what you learn could prove pivotal.

Capricorn (December 21 – January 19)

Just when you were despairing of finding a solution for what were minor situations, but which are becoming trickier every day, events are playing into your hand. For now, focus on exploring your options. You’ll need to be patient. Gradually those ideas will merge into arrangements as exciting as they are promising.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

There’s a fine line between defining your goals, which you’re exceptionally good at, and putting yourself first. This doesn’t come naturally to you. However, with the forthright Mars, in Aquarius and spectacularly aspecting the fortunate Jupiter, you’re being urged to do exactly that. While your objectives take priority, others’ can wait.

Pisces (February 19 – March 19)

Sudden changes in circumstances may be disruptive but they’re also forcing you to review several arrangements to which you give little thought. While there’s been little reason to focus on them, not only do they require your attention, these events are encouraging you to undertake a top to bottom rethink.