By Vikki Anderson
Important Dates: December 6, Hanukkah ends; 8th, Feast of the Immaculate Conception;12th, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe; 21st, the first day of Winter and the Winter Solstice; 24th, Christmas Eve; 25th, Christmas Day, 31st, New Year’s Eve.
Light, Peace, Good Health, and Spirituality Shared for Twenty-five Years!
Inner Realm Magazine started publication in 1996 by Cheryl Arcodia, the Editor in Chief. Of course, it was a bold venture to start a spiritual magazine in the middle nineties as you never knew how the public will respond to it. So many other spiritual magazines tried to copy Inner Realm’s format, but they never quite received the results they had hoped for and that is why Inner Realm Magazine was a pioneer in sharing most modalities on an equal footing without prejudice or negative comments.
There are classified ads, articles, weekly columns, horoscopes and a great deal of inspirational information in this well-respected magazine. Many contributors have had their viewpoints and holistic information printed and shared throughout the tri-state area. I’m sure many people have benefitted from all the extraordinary content that has been available in Inner Realm Magazine as well as online at InnerRealmMagazine.com. This magazine also encouraged artists to send in their artwork for monthly covers. I was lucky enough to get two or three of the covers which was certainly a proud moment for me. Cheryl shared her remarkable words of wisdom in her monthly column from the Editor. She was relentless in making the public feel loved, wanted, inspired, and hopeful.
I hope you join me in wishing Cheryl well on her wonderful new adventure called retirement. She will be truly missed and I know many loyal subscribers, writers, columnists, business owners, et. al., will also miss this essential magazine her and this essential magazine.
|MOON PHASE||DATE||DEGREE, SIGN & MINUTES||TIME|
|New Moon||04||07 Sagittarius 27||2:43 AM|
|First Quarter||10||05 Pisces 07||8:35 PM|
|Full Moon||18||13 Gemini 23||11:35 PM|
|Third Quarter||26||21 Virgo 02||09:23 PM|
|Retrograde Planets||Venus from the|
19th, Uranus all month.
|Sun goes into Capricorn on December 22.|
ARIES – March 21 – April 19
Socializing with family and friends will lighten your mood. It is the holiday season, so do your shopping, or gift wrapping (if you’ve already purchased what you need) and start writing your Christmas cards. You may feel a bit overwhelmed as the season gets closer to the end of the month and New Year’s; however, you’ve got it covered. Even though you may have many irons in the fire and unfinished projects, you know exactly what you need to do to make it an enjoyable holiday for everyone. Be sure that other responsibilities are taken care of before hand so that you will be free to enjoy a carefree holiday.
TAURUS – April 20 – May 20
This is the perfect time to re-examine your goals and dreams. You seem very independent now and your career or “how” you make money (home based business, stocks, real estate, bonds, etc.) will be sprinkled with your independent spirit and know-how. Change in many areas of life is good for your brain to be stimulated and motivated, but don’t go too far. You do need some stability and consistency. It seems things will go well and then momentarily reverse. This is short-lived. However, if you just keep going after your dreams and goals, all will work out well for you and your family during the holidays. If there are some hard feelings between you and another, this is the perfect time for reconciliation.
GEMINI – May 21 – June 21
You are still thinking of many different directions or adventures you could pursue, but are not ready to make a definite plan to attain them. Thinking is good for you as it demonstrates all the different perspectives of all the issues around you. However, it would be nice for you to get back into some of your stress-relieving arts and crafts. If esoterica or spirituality seems interesting, continue to study it or if you have no experience with it, watch videos on Youtube until you can attend group classes. If money is tight this Christmas, make gifts or give coupons for special things like: watching the kids while you go out on date night, washing a car, helping with housework or children’s homework, baking or gardening, etc. Many times, these types of gifts are more appreciated than a gift that won’t be used.
CANCER – June 22 – July 22
Your gentle nature is revealed more than usual during this holiday month. Try not to be so sensitive as you may perceive things that are not meant to offend you; maybe it’s just how family or friends feel at this time and are finally able to express themselves. You are very creative and innovative now so the holidays will be extraordinary which will bring so much joy to others. You go crazy with decorations and the holiday feasts; you are a good cook, and enjoy entertaining, so no one expects anything less. Happiness flows to you, your family, and your friends. This makes you extremely content and very cheerful so you fit right into the holidays perfectly.
LEO – July 23 – August 22
Relationships with family, neighbors, and friends will bring you many cheerful hours. You think of the way things used to be and how they are now with your family and friends at holiday time and it just doesn’t seem the same. You want everyone to have a wonderful holiday, but you are the one who will have to pay all of the bills in January. Creative energy helps you with decorating the tree and your home with breathtaking results. You know how to throw a party, so if that’s what you want to do, why not? It could be a wine and cheese party, or potluck. You can make it as cozy or fancy as you want. Everyone will enjoy themselves and talk about how great a time they had when they visited you and attended your party.
VIRGO – August 23 – September 22
Homelife and family are most important during this month. Perhaps some painting or refreshing the decor will make you feel as if you exactly have the home you want for the holidays. Everything is about your family but don’t go forgetting about yourself. Buying gifts and staying within budget will be in your best interest. Get a list of 3 things (or how many you want to write down) from your family and closest friends so you will be buying something that person truly wants. Be creative in your gift-giving or make sure to set limits so everyone feels comfortable with the amount to be spent on each other. Have a grab bag of a certain amount. This is always fun and it gives you more time to think about your gift selection; just know that you have outdone yourself this year.
LIBRA – September 23 – October 23
You will be very active and flit around to this party and that. A good deal of this energy is being focused on your love life and children. Try to help your partner and child(ren) with their concerns or issues, but remember it’s their lives and they need to take responsibility for their choices or learn some karmic lessons on their own. It is also reminding you to have fun after some difficult health issues and times during the past year. Everything in life doesn’t have to be all-encompassing responsibilities. As they say, “Stop to smell the roses,” and enjoy the holidays. Thinking about all the changes you want to make during the new year are starting to make sense and will come to fruition if you write them down and are serious about your goals and future.
SCORPIO – October 24 – November 22
Many changes are coming your way. Be prepared for them and handle each one as they present themselves to you. Perhaps the universe is bringing these opportunities/challenges to you because you have been procrastinating and have not fully formed your future. Sudden and unexpected surprises are right around the corner. You will have time to do those things that you never got around to and will try to make a plan to give yourself some “me” time. Long-distance travel is not recommended at this time, but if you must travel, be sure to double check your plans, tickets, times, rides to the airport, bus or train station, etc. If you are prepared and cautious, you will have a most satisfying time with family and friends.
SAGITTARIUS – November 23 – December 21
Be sure that all health-related issues are taken care of before the holidays. December is looking good for you, but you be moderate in all that you do. Don’t go overboard as you usually do. Outside of the holiday dinners and get-togethers, it’s time to get back on to that diet you always said you wanted to start and lose some weight and get on an exercise regimen. It is also a good time to travel, if you want to, and meet with family and friends. Have fun this month and enjoy the holidays and everything that goes with it. Short-distance travel is always on the table. You will have so many enjoyable moments if you just relax and join in on the festivities.
CAPRICORN – December 22 – January 20
You feel as you can do anything now. You are confident, strong and positive. Be sure to make those feelings last throughout the month. Partnerships may be strained if you let things get out of hand. Emotions may be a bit sensitive and you react to others who seem to be attacking you on many levels. Just let negative things float into the ether and away from you and your holiday plans. Deal with issues one at a time before your holidays are ruined, be sure people that you understand what is being said to you. Although you should not jump to conclusions. Life seems demanding but you will be able to live up to the expectations.
AQUARIUS – January 21 – February 18
Family and fun go together. Your children and grandchildren will be the center of your attention. Deciding what they need for the holidays is a gigantic task, but you are ready for the challenge. You’ve been buying a little here and there so you have most of their gifts away and possibly wrapped already. Much good luck comes your way as well as overabundant optimism, joy, fun and happiness. You are going in the right direction; however, you will make an important decision about your job within the next few months. It could be retirement or a change of job/career. Do whatever feels right to you and plan on making that decision stick. You know when you need a change.
PISCES – February 19 – March 20
You are imaginative and creative, so using these qualities would be well served in writing songs, novels, designing art or fashion. Catching up on reading or special projects is also recommended. Be sure to stay in the real world and not escape to your fantasy life. Yes, it’s fun, but family and friends need you to show them how much they mean to you. Perhaps you don’t say it enough, but it would mean the world to them. Many love to be with you, but you are not readily available during the next few months. Maybe that would be a worthwhile goal for the New Year. If the blues get you down, know that you can resist those feelings easily and get back into the swing of things before you know it. Don’t let others ruin your good mood.
Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer, and lecturer for over 50 years. You may make an appointment by text or call 908-887-0052 to schedule a telephone astrology or tarot consultation or to set up an in-person Feng Shui consultation. www.vikkianderson.net. Thank you for following my column over the last two and a half decades! It has been my pleasure to bring the monthly horoscopes to you. God bless.