Mercury heads into Capricorn on December 18th unleashing the ambitious practical and well-organized traits we all need to express at this time of year.
Ending one year and beginning another with Mercury transiting a constellation that is success oriented can help those of us who have yet to master the art of making decisions and jumping into action operate more efficiently. Concentration will be bumped up a notch as well during this period and a strong intuitive awareness will set in helping us redesign the way we handle money matters until the fifth of January when Mercury crosses over into the constellation Aquarius giving way to a more innovative and experimental approach to communication and the way we study and learn.
DEAR EUGENIA: I have had a tough go at life battling drug addiction and finding a lifelong partner. Recently, I met the most wonderful woman, born June 18, 1964.
I feel a fire in my soul like never before. I can tell her anything. I hope things work out because she has me feeling so alive — like a kid again. Do you think we can be good together?
No one has cared for my health before like her. She has endured death (her late husband) and raised her three kids alone. The one problem is that she has a tendency to move every seven years. I can be that way, too, but I don’t want her to abandon me. What should I do?
I’m very supportive of her. She was treated pretty badly by parents, stepparents, her late husband and a couple of psycho obsessive boyfriends. I’ve never been physically abusive. What can I do to win her heart and help her trust in me? I was born Nov. 25, 1971, at 1 a.m. — Loving Sagittarius
DEAR LOVING SAGITTARIUS: Your astrological comparison is OK but not fabulous. You are polar opposites, which helps, but neither of you are settlers when it comes to relationships. In fact, you both tend to take off quickly when things aren’t good.
The thing you have going in your favor is that you are both going to experience a stabilizing astrological transit that has the potential to bring you closer together if you build a solid base with plenty of common interests.
Focus on getting involved in the things she enjoys doing most and work toward making a commitment to each other or living together between now and next summer.
Being born under the signs Gemini and Sagittarius, you aren’t likely to avoid this relationship being a bit of a melodramatic roller coaster ride; however, if you can manage to make the highs better and more frequent, then the lows you can make a go of it.
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DEAR EUGENIA: I don’t have any money to pay toward any of this… I’m homeless and jobless, with nowhere to go and nobody I can trust, and all my family lives a long distance from me. I was born Nov. 17, 1987, at 8:30 a.m.
The love of my life (born June 21, 1993, at 10 a.m.) currently lives in another state due to her job. I truly feel that she is falling out of love with me; however, it seems that I’m falling deeper in love with her each day.
I don’t have any true direction in my life and worry about the future. Will she be in it or not? — Scorpio
DEAR SCORPIO: You both fall in an area of the other’s astrological chart that deals with personal life; however, that’s where the things start to drift apart in your comparison. It’s not a bad connection, but more like good friends. Part of the problem is her ambition and desire to find someone who can offer her stability. She is a nester and therefore is probably torn by your lack of direction and ambition.
As for you, it’s true you have had a difficult time regarding work, money and direction, but that has lifted and you should be doing your best to land a job if you really want to win her heart. Start looking at online job postings in the same area she is living and prove to her you are capable of supporting her and the family she would eventually like to have. That’s the best and probably the only way to hold her interest.
You are in a high cycle regarding love between now and the next spring. You can spend this period chasing her by upgrading your standard of living or looking for someone new. You match up best to the signs Aries, Gemini Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius.
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DEAR EUGENIA: I am a 49-year old woman born Nov. 17, 1964, at 11:04 p.m. I have been in a relationship with a man born Dec. 16, 1974. It has been a friends-with-benefits type relationship.
I need to know if I should walk away from this relationship, or if he cares about me. He shows different signs as to how he feels. I am totally in love with him, but I don’t know if he feels the same way. Please tell me what I should do — move on, or stay and fight for what I want. — Friends-With-Benefits
DEAR FRIENDS-WITH-BENEFITS: Your Sagittarius man falls in an area of your chart that deals with socializing, friendship and having fun together, and that is exactly what you are doing. The problem with this relationship is not you, it’s that you are eager to have more, settle down, be a couple. His Sagittarius characteristics are geared toward freedom and loose relationships. Even if he does marry, he isn’t likely to find it easy to be true to one person, especially if that person curtails his freedom to do as he pleases.
He is heading into a period beginning late December that will push him into make-it-or-break-it situations where relationships are concerned. You may want to back away and see if he cares enough to come after you.
You have been in a high cycle regarding love since mid-October and will continue to be until mid-summer 2015. I would hate to see you waste a great opportunity to be with someone more likely to reciprocate. Set him free and see if he steps up and offers you more. If not, consider a Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio or Capricorn.
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