Songs I'm grateful for by my favorite female singer ... major props to Chaka Khan. Happy Thanksgiving!
Sagittarius/Sagittarius Rising* (Nov 22-Dec 19): Ooh, watch out, a Solar Eclipse in your sign at 12:10 a.m. Friday, November 25. Learning to live on less is general theme, and you have to do this without taking any scarcity consciousness out for a walk. Huh? Make crafts for holiday gifts. With Jupiter, this eclipse's lord (and yours, too) in the intractable (and materialistically oriented) Taurus, you've got to recognize precisely what inheritance you've received from your heavenly and earthly fathers. Get in touch with folks with whom you've lost contact. It's the inner spirit of what you give that matters. There's a healing going on, where you allow your largesse to speak for itself. Resist any and all temptations to extend yourself simply for show. The less real attention you got from your father and his side of the family, the more likely you are to overcompensate. Just check your motivations in the mirror, man. The more freely you cast your bread onto the waters, the more we are to reciprocate your giving. From our souls' viewpoint, there's no fairest of us all, no matter what images Vanity Fair or GQ promotes. I give thanks for Chaka's "Any Ol' Sunday." It is her softer loving side that's willing to hang out until love happens, organically. The lyrics speak to not if love will occur, simply when ... and she's receptive.
Capricorn/Capricorn Rising* (Dec 21-Jan 19): This Solar Eclipse falls in your 12th house of retreat, self-undoing and mysticism. Expecting a miracle makes its more likely for it to occur and for you to be able to recognize it as such. The supporting cast to your vision versus the "real world" reality is Mars, Jupiter and Pluto. Each of these energizing planets moves through the compatible earth signs of Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn, respectively. You are not allowed to mistrust the ease of connecting the physical and financial dots. These teachers ask you to investigate the spiritual and metaphysical laws upon which hangs the trellis of our universe. To dismiss what cannot be rationally explained halts continued progress in your ability to merge the spiritual and physical. Chaka's 1982 hit "What'Cha Gonna Do for Me?" Not in an exploitive way, but in a "Do you have my back when I need you?" No doubting, dear mountain goat, only knowing.
Aquarius/Aquarius Rising*(Jan 20-Feb 19): In our galaxy, you cannot trust everyone you meet. However, with this New Moon Solar Eclipse in intellectually supportive Sagittarius, you have resources that your independent and rebellious self refuses to unearth. Continue to acknowledge your hidden talents. Even in their raw form, there are those in our galaxy who will value them (and you for offering them up). In fact, your spirit hankers for increased adventure with your "more the merrier" mentality. It's like the smartest part of you that strategizes to get you to behave from a more defensive position than offensive one. So when you invite others to increase your numbers to be perceived more gregariously than you feel, you've lost your advantage. Quality of your connections feeds the more introspective parts of your soul. How deep the love is exchanged beats notches on your belt. Chaka's "Through the Fire" lights up your soul this winter. It's about love's healing powers after being wounded (and those who know you realize how much you can disassociate after a trauma).
Pisces/Pisces Rising (Feb 18-Mar 20): It's your sweet and magnetic mannerisms that make you difficult to resist. At fall's end, your charm increases in direct proportion to your confidence that you've been working on mastering your darker nature. Oh, one of your fishes desires the easy life of being a kept "other," and that "other" can be "otherworldly." You have the capacity to keep the uninitiated attached to serving your interests with little effort on your part. This Solar Eclipse illuminates your 10th house of professional ambitions, social standing, status and vocation. Invent ways to get ahead while being starkly aware of how many will be helped by your grander vision of making the world a better place. Synthesizing idealism with determination increases your sweetness and irresistibility. At your best, you swim around obstacles like a Capricorn or Aquarius knows exactly which rules to bend. Circa 1978, Chaka is with Rufus singing "Destiny." Lyrics: It's just us three/you and me/and destiny/I'd like to know/What it is that makes a man/the way they are.