~ MoonCat's Astrology & Tarot ~

~ December 2009 ~

Dear MoonCat Visitor,

Happy Holidays!
Love and Joy to you - from our home to yours!
With Love,

Danielle Astrid Ricard
aka MoonCat

in this issue

How to Treat your Sagittarius

Your happy Sag is a straight shooter, a wise one, a seer who is always ready and able to offer up plans and ideas. She knows how to find the answers, and doesn't hesitate to do so. A natural fortune-teller, she has an innate sense of the future. You can tap into her foreshadowing ability and get helpful hints about how to proceed in life. And she is always honest - even if it is overstated a bit!

Your jovial Sagi is almost always a happy camper. He sees the world through lovely rose colored glasses. He barely recognizes unhappiness. Your Sagi is a wonderful companion because his joy for life is so lofty and grand that it is truly contagious.

While all this is a tremendous advantage, you may come to find that sometimes your Sagi is a lonely, sad clown. The problem is - he may have difficulty knowing whether or not he is truly happy inside! The jollity of your Sagi is usually completely genuine, but he may sometimes feel embarrassed to say if he is actually depressed.

It's not that your Sagi is hiding her feelings, it's just that she is always looking forward to something better. Her glowing vision for the future overshadows the present - no matter how gloomy. If you want to make Sagi truly happy, you must be able to see through the glowing exterior into the real, sensitive person inside. Try to see any unhappiness, and help your Sagi recognize and do something about it!

So, assuming your Sagi is not a sad, lonely clown, how do you make him happy when he already appears to be just fine and dandy? How can you create an impact in such a person's life? How can make your Sagi - who always has something to look forward to - look forward to being with YOU? Well, the answer is very simple. All he needs is appreciation, gratitude and a healthy dose of freedom. Listen to him spout philosophy. Praise him for his insights into the future. Allow her to travel endlessly, read, absorb knowledge and make more of her mind. Ignore the tripping over words and objects! Really - she is merely blinded by her mental far-sightedness!! Laugh with sincerity - never with derision. Have fun with her. Make him the object of your admiration.

Think of your Sagi as a good luck charm, a shaman, a seer and a jester. Keep her wisdom in your pocket like a talisman, and wear his heart on your sleeve - but never restrict your Sagi's freedom. Take all of the above into serious consideration (don't laugh!), and you will be rewarded with a very wise and fortunate companion in the grand adventure of life, an energetic, enthusiastic lover and a fun-loving, true-hearted friend.

image above is from the New Age Tarot

Complete article, and more Zodiac Sign Language for Lovers

How to Treat your Capricorn

Your Capricorn is so much more than a mischievous mountain goat. This playful kid can merrily prance to the top of any hill. Life is a cherished challenge for your Capricorn, who is always prepared for the long haul. His tremendous patience and perseverance is only possible because he also knows how to enjoy life. Picture impish Pan with his alluring flute. To Capricorn, it is all one, great long game.

If you have the good luck to have captured capricious Capi, rest assured that you will never go without. Your Capricorn never gives up - your life will only get better and better. Practical, persevering optimism is built into your Capricorn, along with a strong sense of responsibility and keen powers of observation. Capi goes for the ultimate in personal achievement.... and you are in for one long goat-ride! And I mean that in every sense of the word!

How can you show proper appreciation for your hooved companion? Well, first off, remember that Capricorn is a leader. Either go with the program, or come up with something better. Second, your Capi needs to feel needed. Tell him how successful he is and recognize his monumental efforts. Take notice of every step up the ladder. Third - make your Capricorn take time out for fun and adventure. She might only see in one direction - up! Encourage her to turn her head around from time to time and look at the scenery. Finally, take your Capi's love completely seriously. He might be having a wonderful time, but when it comes to love - there's no funnin'. Capi plays completely for keeps!

Don't be put off if she shows a serious demeanor in public - that's just her way of assuring a spotless reputation. Be his partner in the business of life. Recognize the playfulness in your Capi's heart. Remember that you are blessed with a companion who will get younger and younger with time, and who willl give you many years of devoted attention to your needs.....and good, long lovin', too....no kidding...

image above is from the Tarot of the Spirit

Complete article, and more Zodiac Sign Language for Lovers

The Fool in the Tarot

~ Innocence ~
The Fool introduces us to the Tarot with a sweet, innocent smile. Like a newborn babe, this man/woman/child with eyes wide open and complete trust in his surroundings has not a care in the world, save his immediate needs... and these he pursues fearlessly. Notice his stance, the look on his face, the cat biting him on the leg. Nothing seems to bother him, not even the precipice he is about to walk off of!

This gentle Archetype is at the beginning and end of our journey through the Tarot. The Fool represents the human spirit, born in complete innocence. From this tender beginning, we experience the trials of life, striving throughout to find those things we need - basic security, love and connection, reason and understanding, and the spiritual drive to keep moving forward. Then, we die with the knowledge and wisdom we have gained through material existence - only to relinquish it for a time in order to return to that perfect bliss of pure spiritual existence - the Fool, once again released to his heavenly origins.

The Fool then is only a complete Fool for an instant at birth, and slowly but surely loses his innocence. From time to time we each touch upon this pure sweet energy. To be able to hold onto this gentle spirit that lives within us, our child-selves, and feel the power of perfect grace, is a gift that we may hopefully embrace and cherish.

So why does the Fool saunter so aimlessly toward grim death? The answer is simple - The Fool is not concerned with life or death. The Fool simply is. Were it not for the Sun, our fiery star - there would be no life. The Fool is the breath of fire, the wind, first consciousness of the beginning of life. He is of the Sun, and he is the Son of heaven. His optimism is boundless because he has a direct link with the world of spirit - the crown chakra is open to the light. He is barely aware of the barriers and negative forces that exist on the material plane - and herein lies the Folly we on earth perceive.

We each carry at least a bit of healthy fear and doubt to warn us from courting disaster. Most of us do not operate on complete trust and faith on a daily basis. But when we do, the experience can be likened to euphoria, epiphany, heightened levels of adrenaline, or a deeply meditative state. In such moments we may be capable of amazing, death defying feats and heroism. We unite with the highest spiritual force there is. Most who have such experiences are changed forever, and may seem to either lead a charmed life, or possibly feel overwhelmed by the absolute power. While we may cherish such experiences, the world is not all bliss. Although it can be at times, the reality is - blind faith without some cautionary force to balance our actions can bring grave disaster in the material world.

Those of us who live our lives more prudently may feel exasperated by those others who seem naive and foolish - the ones who actually step off that cliff and make perfect idiots of themselves. Yes, maybe they appear to be fools, but at least they were not afraid to take a chance, and this is the raw power behind this archetypal force. The lessons one learns from having tried and failed are that much more potent, and we are all better off living in trust rather than in fear. Those who dare to embrace the tremendous hope and fearlessness the Fool represents are one step closer to pure joy, and to achieving the Merryday Tarot knowledge that we are indeed perfect, blessed and protected... if only we believe.

image above is from the Merryday Tarot

Complete article, and more "Tarot - the Fool's Circle of Life"

The Outer Planets - Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and the Lunar Nodes ~^. .^~

Uranus in Pisces! ...
Uranus will stay in the Sign of the Fish 'til 2011! Spiritual Revolution you say?? Yes, that would describe it well. What can we expect with Uranus in Pisces? Perhaps our ideas about death, sacrifice, the fantastic and impossible, transcendence and service to humanity will take some dramatic and innovative turns. We can hope that humanitarianism will take on new meaning and purpose, and that service to others may become a more integral part of our social order. With this placement, Uranus can become quite reclusive or fanatical. Scientists who may have been hiding out for years in research can bring new and surprising inventions and discoveries into our midst, and Political Messiahs may come out of the woodwork. With Uranus and Neptune in mutual reception - they will rely upon each other more than usual, and herald perhaps a renewed and revolutionary (Uranus) vision for humanity (Neptune) The cost may be a certain amount of turmoil and confusion regarding just where we are going for humanity, and will probably not be without conflict.

Neptune in Aquarius (til 2012) is helping to set our expressions of love and creativity into positive, innovative motion. A change in the prevailing style in movies, fashion and art will be seen in the months and years to come - probably bringing much more in the realm of the unusual, shocking, rebellious, and inter-cultural.

Pluto is in Capricorn now until 2024. The very fabric of society may begin to be re-woven - but not before old structures are dismantled. Capricorn is about authority, success, achievement and social order. Pluto is about death and regeneration. Pluto asks us to dig deep and USE what is best in our world to create something much better. We need to avail ourselves of and share our brightest and most humanistic minds (Uranus in Pisces, Neptune in Aquarius!!), and not descend into blind destructiveness, greed or desperation.

The powerful Neptune/Pluto septile, exact on Dec 1, 2006 and Feb. 21, 2007 will last (going in and out of close orb) into 2011! For those of us who are very creative, tremendous inspiration can bring influential, explosive, mind-blowing creations. In love - the potential for making inspired changes is heightened - yet there also exists the possibility of getting lost in confusion. Avoid falling into a pit of despair, or indulging in self-destructive activities. Getting nowhere fast? Look for Creative and Healthy, Inspired, Loving outlets to save your skin! Get involved in helping others.... this is especially important now!

Neptune/Pluto can bring the sort of fanaticism that has not been seen since the last such aspect at the beginning of WWII. Yet - this aspect also has the potential to inspire lasting, humanitarian changes throughout the world.

From 8/22 to 3/4/2011, the North & South Nodes are on the Capricorn/Cancer axis, bringing a focus on relationships that can help us to achieve our goals, do our very best, and encourage us to honor our teachers, supporters and mentors. As we enter this phase, take time to remember ancestors and to acknowledge valued family members, yet to let go of those memories and belongings that no longer serve us. Reach out with enthusiasm for new opportunities that may present themselves!

Chiron in Aquarius...
This archetype of human compassion will be passing nonstop through Aquarius from January 06 til Feb. 2011, bringing a period of higher inspiration in the realm of healing. We may look forward to greater cooperation worldwide in the healing sciences, and perhaps going back to tradition - those time honored ways that our ancestors enjoyed and practiced in harmony with nature. Perhaps we may find more and more "health" foods (ie unaltered and unprocessed) on our grocery shelves, greater acceptance of mind-body healing approaches, and some brave new ideas to surface, too.

Read on...

Mewsings from
Venus & Mars
~ Future Forecast ~ for Love

With Mars in Leo from 10/17/09 to 6/17/2010 (!!!) - LONG retrograde from 12/20/09 to 3/10/2010!, males will want to really shine, and egos may seem especially large - but certainly family matters will take on increased importance for men, as well as the desire to maintain a spotless reputation... Look good, be good, do good!

Venus in Sagittarius from 12/2 to 12/25 is active, upbeat, optimistic and sure to make relationships fun. Intelligence, a sense of adventure and respect for freedom will be a must this month. Sagittarius brings out the truth, and sometimes not at the most opportune times, so be prepared for some revelations as Venus nears Sun in Sag! Relationship energy is bound to be positive and full of fire, and needed changes should go fairly smoothly.

Venus in Capricorn from 12/25 to 1/1/10 is a bit more somber and business like, but just as fun loving. If over-spending from over-optimism (see above!) has been a problem, this Venus will set things right. This month, the words to remember are control and moderation!

image above is from the Enochian Tarot

Future Forecast for Love

During the first week in December, Neptune/Jupiter/Chiron are still conjunct in Aquarius, and opposing Mars in Leo while Venus sextiles Saturn and Saturn squares Pluto, bringing a strong drive to work and strive for one's highest spiritual, moral and educational goals, particularly those that benefit either family and loved ones or humanity/life in general. (Remember that your own progress benefits everyone!) This is a great week to meet people who can give you helpful advice and support, and not a good time to buck authority.

The second week, Venus quintiles Chiron/Jupiter/Neptune while Uranus sextiles the North Node. Think about those you meet or who somehow find you, and what those encounters truly mean - what you have learned, and what you have given. Savor these moments - let them sink in! Even the briefest can have a lasting impact.

During the third week, Venus trines Mars, squares Uranus and sextiles Chiron/Jup/Nep,, bringing warm, easy feelings between couples, and strong optimism about making relationships work out, but beware of sudden changes - either skittishness, or sudden strong attractions. Think things out well before making promises!

During the 4th week, Venus squares Saturn, conjuncts Pluto and septiles Jup/Nep/Chir. There is a Lunar Eclipse on the 31st in Cancer. Feminine energy is intense, powerful, possibly domineering or chastising - yet also wise and compassionate. While you may not want to hear advice, it could do you well to listen! Men, allow her some room to rule, and she may surprise you.

~ The Big Guys ~

Jupiter is in Aquarius til 1/18/2010. Lucky, expansive Jupiter will be crossing and re- crossing Chiron and Neptune during 2009, helping to bring us new ideas in spirituality, religious openness, tolerance and healing forms of justice.

Saturn in Virgo 'til July 21, 2010 brings our focus to the things of the earth.. the cleanliness and purity of our physical environment. These coming years can bring a stronger sense of purpose and responsibility within our social institutions, government and from authority figures regarding the sanctity and protection of our mother earth. A wonderful time this can be!! Let's make conscious guardianship of our world the central focus for all we do!

Image above is from the Cosmic Tarot

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