Horoscopes for the week of December 14th
It is never the tragedy, the grief, nor the painful experience that we fear the most. It is the journey to thrive and overcome where we tend to feel the most inadequate.
A friend and I were discussing Brené Brown in a small group setting a couple of weeks ago. Dr. Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston who studies shame and vulnerability, and has written such books as Rising Strong and Daring Greatly. I hold much reverence for her research that challenges us to examine our fears, while my friend equally despises her for being a “fearful woman.” The two of us had a pretty heated discussion triggered by something Dr. Brown once said in an interview: “People should earn the right to hear your story.” I agreed with this statement because I believe that our stories are gifts, and when we share and open up to another person, it should be viewed as an honor and a privilege. My friend had a different opinion, and argued that to hold back from sharing your story keeps you from being vulnerable out of fear. She went on to say that Brené Brown was essentially re-cultivating fear through her work. As much as I begrudged having to agree, my friend had a very valid point.
Our fears run deep. Fear is what lurks behind any “but” – “I love you, but,” “I want to help, but,” I know what I need to do, but.” There is always an excuse, a reason, a justification to do or to not do something, and it is easy to convince ourselves that should we attempt to have an experience, we may just come up short – Dr. Brown calls this foreboding joy. The more I connect with others – be it through astrology, coaching, or friendly discussions – the more I realize that at the root of our careful avoidance of things (i.e., life) is the real possibility that we might be called to change, to be brave, and to face our fears. It seems that that would send us over the edge, leaving us, I don’t know, evolved? But what if you could connect, be vulnerable, love wholeheartedly, and live an authentic life, without the fear of being abandoned, rejected, hurt, or ostracized? What if the essence of your spirit was, in fact, impenetrable? What would a fearless life look like to you? What if I told you that you could live free of fear if you simply believed it to be true?
It’s a radical thing, to suggest that we be the authority of our own lives. To me, that entails not caring what others think, purposefully seeking out experiences that spark our Soul, and living in accordance with our own truth. Of course, none of this is possible without taking a fear inventory so that we might recognize our own self-defeating patterns. We would also have to be willing to learn, be open to having what we thought we knew challenged, and get comfortable with big question marks. Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, said we couldn’t have a dream without the capacity to achieve it. So what are some of your dreams, dear friend and reader? What are the many things you wish to do with your life? If there is anything that comes to mind, know that it is possible. You are beyond equipped to bring your dreams to fruition if you prevent fear from getting in the way. I dare you to thrive and overcome.
Check your horoscopes below to see what’s in store this week ahead, and don’t forget to read for your Ascendant sign.
On the day you were born, all of the planets were positioned in the signs of the Zodiac – not just the Sun. To find out more about your full astrological make up, email Tracey for a personal Astrology reading at email@example.com.
Aries: In private moments, you may feel a deep yearning and desire to merge with someone or something. Maybe it’s a relationship. Maybe it’s a business venture. Maybe it’s with yourself for the sake of gaining a more in depth awareness of who you are, and what you envision for your life in the future. There is much to be discovered this week, Aries, and there is plenty of room for growth throughout the process; you just have to be patient. Whatever it is that you seek is seeking you too. As a certified Life Coach, my job is to empower you to live an empowered life. Visit traceylrogers.com for details.
Taurus: A relationship with a friend may heat up this week, and as the excitement grows full, there may also be some hesitation. There is a big question mark surrounding this association, and it could very well be a big question mark hanging over the likelihood of a successful union. It is equally possible that you wish to partner up with a group that speaks to your own charitable interests. But will it be a worthy investment? The answers are not clear; you may just have to go with your heart. As a certified Life Coach, my job is to empower you to live an empowered life. Visit traceylrogers.com for details.
Gemini: You are in the process of simplifying your life, Gemini. A new scheduler could be your saving grace, while a new diet and fitness regimen could make you more efficient throughout the day. Your primary goal, it seems, is to feel energized for the sake of your work and vocation of choice. There may be some confusion regarding your career these days, but at least you can stay in the right frame of mind by taking care of your health and well-being; it makes a world of difference. As a certified Life Coach, my job is to empower you to live an empowered life. Visit traceylrogers.com for details.
Cancer: Creative energy is still producing fertile results, Cancer. This might look like increased romance in your life. It could also manifest as brainchildren – ideas that continue to develop in your heart and mind. The beauty in whatever is unfolding will bring you a sense of hope for your future. You will feel more inspired and motivated to follow your own philosophies, especially if it has the effect of changing the world in some way. Of course, it all starts with you. Go ahead and dream big. As a certified Life Coach, my job is to empower you to live an empowered life. Visit traceylrogers.com for details.
Leo: I had a dream the other night that my toilet was overflowing and clogged (I promise, I am going somewhere with this!). What came out were toys from my childhood, musical instruments, and, well, waste. This unfortunate image is actually a great metaphor for your ‘scope this week, dear Lion: you will be overflowed with emotions, nostalgia, and a few difficult memories. Why? You need to heal. You need to remember how to love and trust and believe and have faith in yourself again. As a certified Life Coach, my job is to empower you to live an empowered life. Visit traceylrogers.com for details.
Virgo: Deep discussions in important relationships will go favorably this week. But in order for you to feel satisfied with whatever is concluded, you will have to “go there” and reveal what is on your heart in a way that might seem uncomfortable – even a bit harsh. But you owe it to yourself, dear Virgo. For too long, you have simply accepted what is, done what was practical, and followed through on what made sense. And where has it gotten you? This is the gist of what needs to be said. As a certified Life Coach, my job is to empower you to live an empowered life. Visit traceylrogers.com for details.
Libra: You are becoming more and more aware of what and who it is you deeply value, dear Libra. Finally, you seem to be more conscious of your priorities, and committed to the pursuit of whatever brings you a sense of security. So where do you begin? Ah, that is the million-dollar question, and the answer may still feel a bit out of reach. But that’s OK. This week, all you have to do is start somewhere. Start with whatever you feel is right. Then sit back to watch a chain of events unfold. As a certified Life Coach, my job is to empower you to live an empowered life. Visit traceylrogers.com for details.
Scorpio: You are feeling the love these days, Scorpio, and it feels good. Maybe your partner or spouse recognizes the value you add to their life. The same holds true at the office. Maybe your own self-confidence is starting to rise again. No matter the experience, one thing is for certain: you are finding it easier to just be you, whoever that is, without fear or hesitation. I believe there is no greater gift than the freedom to be exactly who you are, and that’s what’s in store for you this week. As a certified Life Coach, my job is to empower you to live an empowered life. Visit traceylrogers.com for details.
Sagittarius: Loving feelings bubble beneath the surface that put you in a cheerful mood, dear Sagittarius. This might be what brings a sense of “home” to your home, while relations with family run more smoothly. This feeling of merriment is exactly what you need as we move through the holiday season, especially since there is much still on hold with regards to a possible relocation and a sense of feeling unsettled. So let the festivities restore your emotional well-being; go and be jolly. As a certified Life Coach, my job is to empower you to live an empowered life. Visit traceylrogers.com for details.
Capricorn: This week, you will experience much in the way of love and support from good friends, social contacts and other acquaintances. In fact, you may just realize how much you have missed important connections that are of like-mind, and who continue to support you along your own evolutionary journey. You can call on them this week if needed, and they will be there for you. If you can avoid braving a situation on your own, you might just be surprised by who comes to your aid. As a certified Life Coach, my job is to empower you to live an empowered life. Visit traceylrogers.com for details.
Aquarius: When it comes to work, career, and profession, something is beginning to gel. Whatever that is stems around what you value, and how you are using your natural skills and talents to support your true vocation. This may feel like a breakthrough, Aquarius. There was a missing piece to the big puzzle, which had everything to do with how you value yourself. You will learn an important lesson this week: when you change your priorities, all your dreams can then be restored. As a certified Life Coach, my job is to empower you to live an empowered life. Visit traceylrogers.com for details.
Pisces: As you come into greater awareness of who you are, dear Pisces, you may find that your beliefs are altered as a result. This doesn’t have to be a difficult process – it seems the essence of you is very much in alignment with your truth. You will have an opportunity this week to learn what needs to be learned, and explore whatever holds an interest. In fact, the more you can indulge your curiosities, the easier it will be to find peace within. It is simple, really. Just follow your bliss. As a certified Life Coach, my job is to empower you to live an empowered life. Visit traceylrogers.com for details.
Tracey L. Rogers is an Astrologer and certified Life Coach in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. With over 15 years of experience, Tracey brings clarity and insight explaining how astronomical activity above affects us down below, while her coaching services motivate you to live a fully empowered life! You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. For more information on services, visit http://www.traceylrogers.com