Reason for Thanks!!! Forecast for Nov. 19 – 25, 2012

Good news! No, the intensity is not going away, but the next best thing is coming. As this week goes on, everything that’s been ripped and stirred and shaken up will start settling down and stabilizing.

Thank goodness.

Do not underestimate how grueling the past few weeks have been. Even the good and positive developments have put us all through an energetic ringer, disrupting and shortening sleep and keeping the pressure up to the limits of tolerance…and sometimes, beyond.

A break is finally coming. Deal with obligations at the beginning of the week, because motivation is taking a holiday later. Hump Day shifts us into quite a different gear. The transition won’t exactly be comfortable, but the other side of it is much, much, much more quiet, calm, peaceful, grounded and — dare I say it? — sane than a lot of recent days.

Two planets trigger the gear shift on Wednesday, both by changing signs. The Sun begins his annual stay in Sagittarius, signaling the beginning of the holiday season. His mood change will be palpable (and welcomed by many), injecting much-needed levity, optimism and lust for fun into daily goings-on.

The Sun’s move promises to amp up our personal energy and outlook and make it easier to play and find the humor in the intense goings on. They’re still with us, of course, because the population count in Scorpio isn’t changing. As soon as the Sun gets out of that sign’s steamy waters, Venus slips in and takes our hearts in with her.

One she departs her gracious Libra home and leaves niceties behind on the banks, we’ll share her willingness to get dirty and messy in pursuit of desires, even (especially) ones that normally stay private. The past six weeks have primed us for this; even if you normally hold yourself back, you likely won’t. Whatever we want, we want down to our toes, common sense be damned.

Common sense will certainly be absent from some of what’s about to transpire, what with subterranean impulses calling the shots. This is going to spawn juicy news items and vicarious pleasure for those of us eating popcorn at the sidelines, as secrets, affairs, betrayals, big money plays and utter insanity break through the surface of those waters.

What’s ahead is not all lurid scandal and reality TV by any means, though. Venus has several entries on her dance card that will keep her from spending all her time in the water lolling about or immersed in intrigue.

Her first move, on Thanksgiving Day, could be absolutely magical, in fact. It opens the floodgates to the highest, most forgiving, heart-expanding and inspiring energies, as she and Neptune link, coordinating the mundane and higher expressions of love and inspiration. Giving thanks could be more than an intellectual concept this year; it’s likely to come pouring out of each of us fervently and naturally. This link bodes well for sweetening interpersonal connections, too.

Let the good vibes flow. Splash in them and ride the currents. They’ve got the potency of waters at a spa, or a healing shrine like Lourdes, with the therapeutic powers that Chiron is beaming to Venus. Their teamwork can wash away anguish and pain, soothe no end of emotional wounds and bathe us in the knowledge of the interconnectedness of all life.

That knowledge is growing from inkling to certainty as we move into next week. The certainty, the growing inner calm, the comforting clank of relationships locking into place all come from Venus meeting with Saturn on Sunday and next Monday, in a super-conjunction (by declination the first day and by degree the second).

They are bringing the magical and healing potentials down to earth and turning them into something solid, workable and real. Venus and Saturn are encouraging committing to your heart’s desires and, okay, maybe some of the less, shall we say, noble ones as well. When these two come together in Scorpio they can take some kinky turns indeed. They are also well disposed toward other acts of deep, trusting union, which will nudge many a budding relationship toward commitment and stable form.

Take time this weekend to look back over recent weeks (months)(years). The skies are making that possible, with long moon voids creating a prolonged sensation of floating (Thursday afternoon and the entirety of Saturday), perfect for the long holiday weekend in the US.

Recent upheavals have put you through another round of reprioritizing. Some clean-up work remains for the multitudes who’ve come through physical and metaphoric storms. New relationship possibilities have entered your field of vision, if not your life. You know what you need to deal with; you know what you want to pursue. Sit. Ponder. Just be with all of this. Be grateful for what you have. Be grateful for what has left. Be grateful for what you see materializing ever so slowly and magically. And, most of all, commit. To yourself.

More’s in my extended weekly forecast, which includes day to day analyses. For another take on this week’s events, listen to my quickie podcast. Please give it five stars on iTunes! You can also get my podcast as an app for Android and Kindle Fire at Amazon and as an app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod! Apple product info under this week’s podcast.

I have now been making this weekly forecast freely available for four and a half years. Please support it by booking a reading or making a donation via PayPal to Thank you! And thank you to those who have donated — I truly appreciate your gesture.

Please join me at 1 PM on Sat., Dec. 1 for tools and techniques for navigating this time with ease. My talk is part of Shay Parker’s Embrace the Shift Telesummit, a three-day extravaganza of guidance and information. More info in the video below; register for the summit for free here.

© Kathy Biehl 2012. All Rights Reserved. You may forward this article as long as the copyright notice is intact. No part may be used or reprinted without my prior written permission. Karma, ya know.

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