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Imagiscopes: Week of December 19, 2016

Imagiscopes are based on sun sign astrology, popularly known as “the horoscope” for each sign that is found in many daily, weekly and monthly publications.  Like the horoscope, the imagiscope is based on the astrological transits for the week ahead, customized for each Sun sign. Find your Sun sign below to read your image for the coming week!

Imagiscopes are offered as a window into the living imagination, the imaginal realm which gives birth to all form and structure. It is an attempt to invite your thinking mind to relax, and your imagination to step forward and play. It may be helpful to not try to “figure it out,” but rather to sit with the mood imagiscopes evoke and see what imagery or fantasy of your own might emerge in response. Perhaps they will spark a memory, a feeling, or a more intuitive recognition of the planetary powers at play in your life this week.

To accurately determine your Sun sign, visit astro.com or a similar site which will allow you to cast your own natal chart. You will need the date, place and time of your birth. Those who are born from the 19th – 22nd of a given month may be one of two different signs. If you are casting your chart, also check out your rising sign if you don’t already know it. Images apply to both your Sun sign and the rising sign (Ascendant) of your natal chart, but note that the rising sign is only accurate if you have your correct time of birth.

A Note About the Weather: Mercury stations retrograde at 15° Capricorn on December 19, 2016 at 2:55am Pacific and will appear to move backwards through the zodiac until it stations direct at 28° Sagittarius on January 8, 2017 at 1:42am Pacific.

Mercury’s entanglement with the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square (herald of political and technological (r)evolution) offers the possibility of using this retrograde to reflect on how you would like to engage with the revolutionary spirit of 2017. What is the foundation from which you will act? How is your body, heart-mind and soul prepared for what the coming year may churn up out of the wilds of human and greater-than-human consciousness? Ambition asks for resilience.

Your Sun Sign Imagiscope for the Week of December 19 – December 25, 2016

Aries & Aries Rising

Silver crinkling through the gut
shimmying up the throat
jawline contracting, clenching
with all the fight
of one defeated long ago
on sunken knees cast low

Literally speaking…Allowing. Allowing may be key to receiving the depths of insight offered to you this week and throughout Mercury’s retrograde. What might it be like to let go of the fight, and embrace the obvious with ease, opening to change instead of thinking you must force or fight for it?

Taurus & Taurus Rising

Segmented journeys
segmented by legs
whose joints crackle in flight
flexing and bending
tearing holes in the night

Literally speaking…This week could feature the beginnings of a reconfiguration of your philosophies and ideals, and – if you allow others to penetrate through your defenses – an exposure of some of your more unconscious assumptions about the world.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Wet coursing liquid, turbid
kissing disrobed feet
open to the ground
its grains of mineral melting
under the weight of
hounds of longing
possessed by pursuit

Literally speaking…An urge to offer your energies in compassionate service may be hampered or tempered by fears for your survival and uncertainties about alliances you have made, or dependencies upon others. Allow love to illuminate your inquiries, and look for what is beneath the fear or uncertainty, rather than taking it purely at face value.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Head turning
lofted up by pride
bearing a gaze penetrating
and sizing up the
competition, holding it
all inside the one
who knows
hiding in the shadows
but filling the space with speech
using no words
only the sound of your heart beating

Literally speaking…You may find yourself questioning the validity of relationships which run afoul of your ideals, but take care to inquire via the values you wish to enact, rather than a philosophy that sounds great—in theory. For example, it may be wonderful in theory to “include everyone” or “give everyone a chance (or twenty),” but when choosing to keep a dynamic in your life undermines your personal integrity, or ends up excluding your needs or even harming you, a more discerning approach may be in order.

Leo & Leo Rising

Thick forearms forcefully spread
the map in front of us
in one uninhibited swipe
spreading the mountains flat
for our survey
the valleys, too, rendered
navigable and true to form
I giggled just a little bit
to sabotage the decorum

Literally speaking…Social networks may provide a source of stability in the midst of transition, so don’t forget to reach out for support. You may also begin a period of ruminating about the routines and habits which rule your life, and will be well served by eliminating some and bolstering others.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

What fabric ripples between
knower and known
flowing then snapping
against creviced borders
lapping against edges
Saturating separation
with unbroken connection

Literally speaking…This could be a productive week to consider new outlets for playtime, creative enjoyment and entertainment. As much as you may like to focus on work, work, work and work (whatever the actual area of life), it could be that relaxation and play can do much to support your overall health and well-being at this time.

Europe 01 by Molly Johnstone

Libra & Libra Rising

Miraculous and round, smooth
bead of platinum strength
distilling and dropping
from the high ceiling overhead
magnetized to the spot
on which it lands
instinctual and unwitting
as if unplanned

Literally speaking…Use social stimulation to balance deep considerations of how your consciousness (and unconsciousness) is shaped by your family, upbringing and ancestral inheritances. While you don’t want to miss the revelatory opportunity that this retrograde of Mercury may provide, you could also miss its point by obsessing about it.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

Holding hands with fate
and stepping over the edge
of discomfort
falling full with grace into
the foam embrace of oceans
becalming, reassuring, unfurling

Literally speaking…Finding what is pleasurable in your home base this week could help ease the turbulence in your mind and soothe any undue concern about changes in your life which may impact your financial standing.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

The heart imprisoned so many surprises
who, rattling their cages,
dislodged a certain clinking
that turned them from their ire
and into the realization
that the key was always there
dangling by rusty chain
moving in the heat of the fire
of anger, of rage unblinking

Literally speaking…This could be a good week to mull over your attachment (or aversion) to your peer group(s), and how this helps or hinders the expression of your creative powers.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Drawing winter in through
rounded nostrils, sensitive skin
warming this winter uncorked
pouring in from the north
urging you to lay down
crunching crust on the snow

Literally speaking…Any urge towards self-scrutiny could be aided by a thorough inventory of what in the material world brings you the greatest comfort. For bonus points, sort through which of those things genuinely provides for your security, and which are decoys that hold you back from generative risk-taking.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

It didn’t matter if the light
was green or red
or in what universe red meant go
and green meant stop
It only mattered to pay attention
to the signals
To step through the door and out
into the world
even if the signs were askew
to continue to move
as if it mattered

Literally speaking…There may be a tension between taking enough space for yourself to feel at home in your own skin, and being social enough to remember who you are.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Four becomes three
the heart of play
wobbling toward you
a long, sleek body of
shivering glee

Literally speaking…Honor Mars’ entry into your sign this week by exerting yourself physically in whatever way possible, or by directing your energy towards achieving a single-pointed goal. If this goal involves carefully sorting through limits and barriers to achieving your dreams, all the better.

Schedule an astrological consultation with Erica Jones and learn more about her practice here.

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