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For the week of Dec 2nd - Dec 8th: You’re pretty tough to compete with or beat to the finish line. You’re very focused, have your ear to the ground, and can tell whose come by the sound of his/her shoes. Midweek is the best time to ask for a raise or ask for more authority. All the while, keep a choke chain on impulsive outbursts, purchases, and pause. Think, breathe, and remember that you need something from the other person. So your behavior has to be professional, quietly dignified, and confidant. Weekly touchstones: Onyx, Black Spinel.
Career Meter: 9
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For the week of Dec 2nd - Dec 8th: When you’re not keeping others comfy and receptive – and anxious for more of you, you’re working. Maybe acquiring a new piece of art because you plan to resell it and know the value of it, while the unwashed mob around you does not. Just spread the rumor, “They just cut prices at Walmart another 50%” and watch the cattle risk their lives exiting a store that is too uptown for them anyway. Now, everyone’s happy. You’ve got a backward clerk who doesn’t know how to barter, so you barter her right down to the ground, and walk away with the best works of art/collectibles you’ve seen since your last trip to Europa. You’re very driven to win, by any means, as long as it’s legal. And you don’t have to raise your voice to get what you want. The softer and more seductive, the more you acquire, you gorgeous hunk of man meat. Weekly touchstones: Serpentine, Emerald Green Variscite.
Career Meter: 9
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For the week of Dec 2nd - Dec 8th: You’re a dedicated perfectionist. You’re in the habit of making sure you heard something correctly and repeat precisely what you think the person talking to you said. This is SO SMART of you because tons of mistakes and misunderstandings are averted by clarifying every thing that is obviously important – or may become crucial during the next couple months. You’re also more aware of your contributions, high standards, and excellence on the job, and have no difficulty finding the confidence to ask for a raise or other benefits. Because you’re the best asset your boss or partner has, you get pretty close to what you ask for, so don’t downplay anything. Type out pages of what you’ve done to make your boss and the organization look amazing during 2013. Go into eye-crossing depth. Make it clear that you could actually pack up and start your own company and do a hell of a lot better than your naïve boss does. Don’t think for a moment that he/she isn’t aware of how desperate things would be without you. The business would literally collapse. So if he/she wants to keep his/her most valuable asset happy, it’s time to cut corners in an unnecessary area and pay you MORE. Once you see how much you’re valued, you work even harder than you do now. Hard to imagine, but true. Weekly touchstones: Pink-Red Cherry Opal, Black Opaque Nummit.
Career Meter: 10
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For the week of Dec 2nd - Dec 8th: You love doing things you succeed at. You don’t feel stimulated by failure, and being criticized doesn’t motivate you one iota. So if you and your job aren’t doing very well together, have you considered changing careers, companies, or going out on your own? If things aren’t living up to your expectations, you can either lower your expectations (puh-lease don’t do that!) or seek your fortune elsewhere. A home grown business may be the way to go. What can you do that translates well in any culture, language, or nation? If you do something via the internet, your customers span the globe. Think bigger than a town with a population of 250,000. Think millions and millions of people. Find out what is in demand, universally, and aim your thoughts in that direction. You are tenacious and now is the time for new thoughts, new insight, new people and, in your case, a NEW JOB that you can be proud of. You’ll need some start-up money. Design a website that can be interpreted in multiple languages. Keep things clean and simple and describe what your goal is. This is the first step toward getting someone to partner with you or back you for a percentage. The time is NOW. You have plenty of time to prepare and perfect your idea. You’re so smart that it’d be a very sad week if you don’t get this started NOW. The ball is in your court! Weekly touchstones: Crazy Lace Mexican Agate, Chrysoprase.
Career Meter: 7
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For the week of Dec 2nd - Dec 8th: You’ve got so much going for you, especially due to that motivational maestro, the New Moon now in Sagittarius, upgrading your competitive personality, and gift for getting away with almost anything. While others get charged with misdemeanors, you get a pat on the butt and a wink from the judge. You’ve got more connections than Carter has liver pills. You also know how to work the crowd into a frenzy. You’re so good looking that others want to be you, just for a day, and feel like a superstar, royalty, or rock god. Behind your smile that sparkles and gleams is a whole other world that most people are unaware of. Sure they understand your daily job, but are pretty clueless when it comes to your home business where you collect and resell certain items. It takes a special kind of person to find curios and antique false teeth, or photos of the dead on a sofa, propped up in their Sunday best. But there are even weirder things for you to collect and sell. You learn from experience. So you’re making money one way by day, and another way by night. And YES, erotic pole dancing does count and pays pretty well as long as you’re your and in very fit condition Weekly touchstones: Turquoise Amazonite, Alexandrite.
Career Meter: 9
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For the week of Dec 2nd - Dec 8th: You’re way ahead of the crowd when it comes to news, factoids, style and gossip, winners and losers. You intuit so much of it, but back it all up with real facts – not gossip fiction. A person of incredible ethics, you refuse to yield to the “easy” way. In fact, you’ve learned some of your most amazing realizations by starting from scratch and doing it right. You’d never forgive yourself from misrepresenting the truth or what is true or false. You’re a worshipper of truth, honor, and valor, much like Capricorn (another earth sign). In fact, a Capricorn could be a fabulous mentor for you, as could a Scorpio (as long as Mr. or Ms. Scorpio travel the beauty path instead the backstreets of hell. With Mars still in your sign until Saturday, the 7th, use this excess energy, fight for what’s right belief, and push obstacles out of your way. You have your work cut out for you, Virgo. Prepare to be VERY busy during the next 5-6 months. Weekly touchstones: Violet-Brown Axinite, Black Spinel.
Career Meter: 10
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For the week of Dec 2nd - Dec 8th: You’re very good at attracting valid buyers who qualify for loans, but may decide to pay in cash, and are sincere. This is the week, as well as next, that a purchase of something significant and high value occurs. You are the leader that makes things easy for them. There’s less paperwork if the buyer pays cash. There are also more options available to cash buyers. You’re smart and present these options to the buyer. Sure, he or she still has to pay for the extra goody, but is getting a lot more for his/her money than those who are financing or leasing. So you’re great at buying, selling, making customers so pleased that they’re likely to ask for you by name, next time they decide to purchase another car. They’ll follow you and probably learn to love whatever new brand you’re selling. You’re a person of quality, design, engineering, and as close to perfection as you can get. Although you may be pressured by management to arm-wrestle clients into agreeing with a “new car Warranty that you don’t understand and won’t need because your clients buy cars every few years (sometimes before the first oil change); tell them about it, then quietly mention, “You probably don’t need this, but I am required to offer this.” Your buyers become very loyal and tell their well-heeled friends, colleagues, and neighbors to ONLY purchase big-ticket items from you. Loyalty is based on trust and you certainly are trustworthy. Others may exaggerate stories to the point that even the most naïve person laughs and skitters away like a dried up leaf on a windy day. You gain momentum while less sincere types lose the small portion of willing buyers (‘the leftovers’) they had and now no longer have. So this is a good week followed by another good week. View this as a great time to grease the wheels for a series of very high value sales. Weekly touchstones: Ruby, Iolite.
Career Meter: 10
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For the week of Dec 2nd - Dec 8th: You have everything going for you in any business or professional venture that requires the determination of a hawk and the blood and guts fearlessness of a panther. So your competitors (they must be new in town to come up against you – duh) don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell. They’re practice and kind of fun due to their lack of experience in bloodletting, and gift for looking at people with such intensity that they’re suddenly scared, nervous, and incontinent. Let’s say you’re in a public place and you call someone’s bluff. You are so successful that after you’ve shamed and humiliated the one who deserved it, and the janitor has cleaned up his or her, um, MESS, everyone walks away commenting on how amazing you are and how only a pathetic would go against you. This week and next keep you constantly busy. When you’re not busy with family matters (loads of them!) you’re the takedown artist who washes the blood and guts off your hands after you’ve eliminated someone who asked for it and say, “NEXT.” You are on a tight schedule, move through your appointments speedily, but never make a client feel that he or she is not important enough to be considerate toward. You answer every question, give them some paperwork to study, mostly about whether or not this issue rises to the level of “lawsuit” or not, and get them involved in the process. No matter what line of work you’re in, you are exceedingly thorough. No one leaves your office without feeling “well cared for and respected.” Scorpio, thou art magick! No wonder so many want you. When you go after a client or idea, you can’t help but draw a little blood. So when they call you a “killer-diller,” there’s more truth than fiction in that moniker. Weekly touchstones: Golden Brown with a touch of Red Sparkling Brazilian Amber, Deep Green Autunite.
Career Meter: 10
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For the week of Dec 2nd - Dec 8th: You’ve got plenty going on in the background that you’re not quite ready to discuss publicly…yet. But you will be next year, less than a month away. You may hint at things but not discuss how these “things” apply to you. When the right moment arrives, you’ll be more than ready. You’re very focused on two thing: work and health. Your family, of course is #1, but the other two things fall into the #2 and #3 spots. So you work yourself silly, workout like the competitor you are, even if you’re a bit rusty from obligations, illness, etc. The point is that you do a lot better than expected financially. You feel less stress and almost no worry. When you worry, it’s normally about the health of a family member. But even that turns out to be a false alarm and very fixable. So keep paddling downstream and allow the water and wind to push you forward. You do your best work when you don’t feel cornered and exhausted. Keep your investment money going and working hard for you. NOW is your time to take a riskier, but higher payback approach! Weekly touchstones: Grass Green Tourmaline, Black Diamond.
Career Meter: 10
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For the week of Dec 2nd - Dec 8th: You’re so accurate, on point, and notice another’s nervous tic. You find yourself focusing on this oddity. The other person can feel you staring at him/her, throwing this individual off. He/she is confused, insecure, and unsure what comes next. You have the upper hand. Continue to stare at him/her while take notes in shorthand and tell you secretary to pick up where you might have left off. The New Moon energy raises your octane and perceived power and scariness. Power + scary = you are the BOSS, baby! And don’t forget the marvelous potency of silence. By not talking but constantly keeping a record of how many times he/she resorts to “tics under pressure, you have a visual record of what a devastating record you have on him/her. All of this COULD be averted by a private consultation that leads to a friendly resolution – and maybe a “Let’s start all over again!” Now that would be miraculous and a testament to how effective you are at negotiating something fair, generous, and appealing. You can do it. Do you want to? Weekly touchstones: Lapis Lazuli, Aventurine.
Career Meter: 9
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For the week of Dec 2nd - Dec 8th: You’re in charge of an explosive situation. You have to make some master and commander choices. There’s no way out of this. You can’t pretend that all is fine, when everyone on board knows that you’re headed for very sharp, just beneath the surface rocky shoals that will destroy the boat. Don’t allow the least equipped to organize and manage things to remain in control. You can put him in a lifeboat with a paddle and let him or her fend for him/herself. His influence is negative and defeating. Having that sort of disruption in a small space poisons the water and makes accomplishing very important goals next to impossible. Release this problem person and remove all weapons from his/her person, and then move away from danger in any form. You’re the right one to make hard choices NOW. Why? Because you see the light that others don’t want to see. It scares them and they “wish” that everything would be beautiful instead of so horrible. You must be the example and provide confidence, hope, and the healing touch you KNOW you possess. Prepare to take charge and lead your family, friends, and colleagues to a much better situation. Weekly touchstones: Light Gray-Blue Azulicite, Fancy Pink Sapphire.
Career Meter: 7
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For the week of Dec 2nd - Dec 8th: You’re ahead of the game, have worked very hard and can afford to take some time away from the family, traditions, etc. So at least one girlfriend and you can escape to some lovely, renewing place (as close as Canada or as far as the Czech Republic) and explore. Have fun. Sleep until you wake up. And don’t check in every day. If you’d enjoy sending picture postcards daily, do it. But remember, this is YOUR time. You may decide to write something or paint something that you are profoundly moved by. No one is forcing you to do anything. For once in your life, you have nothing obligatory to do. Can you even imagine? And there is NO REASON TO FEEL GUILTY. You didn’t create the Seven Deadly Sins, nor do you have to “fix” everyone’s problems or teach them a lesson. The best work you do is usually the first inspired thing that comes from your mouth, your hand or your paintbrush. If you’re far away from the grind of home, you’re free to express yourself anyway that feels good to you. You might actually be able to pay for the price of your trip by asking the Maitre D to hand your painting in the sign-in desk. Just this once, it’s all about you and what you want to do – not what you HAVE to do. There is nothing you HAVE to do. Weekly touchstones: Chatoyant Cats Eye, Aquamarine.
Career Meter: 10
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