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Weekly horoscope (Dec. 3-9) 

Miracles exist

For All Signs: Hanukkah, for those unfamiliar with the Jewish calendar, falls on Friday, Dec. 6 this year. Centuries ago, the Jews reclaimed religious freedom from the Assyrians in a battle won on the 25th day of Kislev, the third month of the Jewish calendar year. The people went immediately to rededicate their temple to God. Later an additional meaning was attached to Hanukkah (literally translated from the Hebrew as "rededication"). All Jewish temples have a lamp that burns eternally, symbolizing God's presence in the world. According to the myth, there was only one day's oil remaining in the temple lamp at the original Hanukkah, but somehow a miracle caused this tiny quantity to last eight days until more oil could be found. Happy Hanukkah to Jewish friends and readers! Siman Tov u'Mazzal Tov! (Translated broadly from the Hebrew, "Good Aspects and good constellations!")

Aries: Don't skirmish with the powers that be. They are stronger and will win. Listen carefully and they will tell/show you what you need to make points. You are a peon right now. Save some time to attend to your significant other. Your communications are open and honest, just the right combination to work things out.

Taurus: Venus, your ruling planet, has entered the 7th house of relationships and will be there until the end of this year. She brings improvements in clientele, social life, and partnerships. This is a good time to ask for a consultation if you need it. You are especially able to balance with others during this period in order to gain win-win solutions.

Gemini: You are absorbed with the needs of your partner or others in your life during this period. The needs of family trump anything more personal right now. Circumstances being what they are, this is how it should be for the time being. You genuinely want to be supportive to others who share the situation.

Cancer: You struggle with a conflict between what you feel and what you think. When we are caught with this issue, we usually are unable to move forward in any significant way. Our minds see what is logical, rational, and orderly. But our hearts are in the space of feelings, which have no rules. It is generally best to withhold judgment until a solution develops. Be still and wait.

Leo: You are in a good position to assist others who are in conflict. You have the objectivity required to see both sides of the story and to help generate a creative solution that will satisfy both side's needs. You have the energy to help make things happen.

Virgo: Your concern for home and family members is on the front burner right now. You may feel responsible to drop your personal activities in order to contribute your part in a challenging situation. Perhaps an elder has experienced bad fortune and you want to help to make things right.

Libra: This is not the best week for mechanical objects. Breakage or failures are highly possible. Your reflexes are strung too tightly. Make an effort to relax muscles and concentrate on steady, but consistent forward motion. This is the advice whether driving the car or running a mile. Anxiety is a signal to stop and reconsider where you are headed.

Scorpio: Keep your thoughts to yourself, especially those that are critical of others or that have a sharp edge. Even if what you think is true, this is not the time to express your feelings. You are fond of offering constructive criticism, which will not be taken with a favorable attitude this week.

Sagittarius: You have recently begun a new project that you hope will take you in a new and growing direction. You have a temptation to leap forward or move quickly, but aspects suggest that you take it carefully, measuring the outcome of each small step. That will allow you to make corrections as you go.

Capricorn: A project begun in the fall of '14 is now reaching a point of fulfillment. If you have handled all the details along the way, the outcome will be supportive to your sense of self-esteem. It is possible your efforts have threatened the powers-that-be, who may attempt to oppose you. Do not respond in ruthless fashion, even if someone deserves it. A well laid foundation will prove your worth.

Aquarius: Aspects of this week favor relationships of all types -- partner, friends, or siblings. Your personal genius may be called upon to resolve one or more creative issues. New experiences are brought to you by others in your world. Be open and enjoy them.

Pisces: Your attitude about yourself is not altogether accurate right now. You may think way too much of your ideas, or alternately, you may see yourself as lower than scum. Neither of these is correct.You should probably not make decisions of any importance this week. Spiritual pursuits are given a "go" signal.

Are you interested in a personal horoscope? Vivian Carol may be reached at 704-366-3777 for private psychotherapy or astrology appointments. Website:

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