Mac McLaughlin   Mac McLaughlin

Editors note: Last month, Adrien Dilon contributed her last On Track Zodiac column to Common Ground. We would like to thank her for her contributions over the years and wish her much happiness and fulfillment in her future ventures.

Stepping in for Adrien, we are pleased to welcome Mac McLaughlin in the role of astrologer extraordinaire. Mac was born in New England in 1946 and came to Canada in the early seventies. From a very early age, he expressed an interest in spiritual matters. In his early twenties, he realized he had a deep intrinsic connection to the stars.

Around the time his study of astrology began, he often intuitively knew people’s birth signs and their correct birth dates. Mac has studied eastern mysticism and spiritual philosophy throughout his adult life, resulting in a deep knowledge of karma and reincarnation. Mysticism and palmistry, along with Western and Eastern astrology, are a few of the tools he uses in his consultations. According to the mystics, our fate and destiny are written on our hands and in the stars.

A strong intuitive and psychic ability is also very apparent when meeting Mac. He says, “Psychic ability is not something I can count on all the time, but definitely it’s a helpful tool when trying to understand and unlock the mysteries that make up who we really are. It is a great pleasure and great honour to write for Common Ground and hopefully we can deliver some grounded and solid astrology that suits the common needs of everyday people. The stars incline and they compel as well and we may want to digest the old saying, “A wise man rules his stars and a fool follows them.”

STAR WISE: December 2010 - by Mac McLaughlin

Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra
Scorpio | Sagitarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
Put the past away as the future is fast approaching. No time to ponder, no time to wonder. Just do it. A whirlwind of fortunate opportunities, chock full of surprises awaits thee. Big changes are in the wind. 2011 may prove to be a most dynamic year. Make the best of it.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 21)
Relationships heat up over the holidays and friendships old and new take on a deeper significance. It is time to share and open up to what the universe has to offer. It is also time to work out the kinks healthwise, as persistent concerns could become chronic if not nipped in the bud.

GEMINI (May 22 - June 20)
Revelations and realizations come flooding in on December 20 and 21. Changes in the workplace may come suddenly and prove to be beneficial in the future. 2012 is your year, while 2011 represents a time of preparation, perspiration and dedication. They will pay dividends in the long term.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
The Full Moon on December 21 will bring powerful experiences. Life becomes heightened and intense. Clashes could occur. Take your time and let the smoke clear before you make any important decisions. 2011 will prove to be a most dynamic year in which great changes take place, personally and professionally.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)
Health and work are the two main concerns that need your attention as 2010 comes to a close. Travel, exploration and spiritual regeneration will do you a world of good. In the meantime, your good deeds and generous capacity to help others will increase. You’re on the move and in the groove.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
The Moon enters Virgo close to sunrise on Christmas morning, placing you in your lunar high of the month. Good times are indicated. 2011 brings relationships and family considerations strongly to the fore. The second half of the year holds great potential and promise as the stars cast good energy your way.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)
Saturn visits Libra until early October 2012. Make the best use of his guidance and wisdom. He will teach you the proper ways of balancing and harmonizing your life. Just like any caring parent, he will strive to protect you and keep you healthy. 2011 is a power packed year in which myriad changes come your way.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
Venus visits Scorpio throughout December bringing good times, abundance and love. Action and attraction take place, as well as warmth and affection with family. Creativity is high and you may have all kinds of ideas to explore. New relationship and partnership energies develop in the last half of 2011.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
The Full Moon on December 21 brings excitement along with a few revelations as to which way to go, regarding situations that were previously muddled. Moves or renovations are in the plans and the renovation may be an internal one. It’s all good. Record your dreams as powerful symbolism may be coming through them.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
You are in the midst of a transformative process that will bring you through a rebirth and Lord Saturn moves through the sign of the scales bringing fairness and justice. Many things may be taken away and other things will come your way. 2011 is a year that will long be remembered by the Capricorns.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 19)
This is a bit weird, but here we go. 2011 is a blank canvas and you are invited to create your own masterpiece. The planets are not focused on your sign. They are out and about ministering to the other signs. You have a free pass to create what you want, in the way that you want. Spiritual revelations open your heart.

PISCES (February 20 - March 20)
A most opportune time is upon you. The great conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus in Pisces will lift you to new dimensions of awareness. You are limitless, you are stardust and you are golden. Surrender and ride the wave. Fear not; be brave and receive gratefully whatever gifts the universe offers up.

Mac McLaughlin has been a practising professional astrologer for more than 4 decades. His popular Straight Stars column ran in Canada’s largest weekly magazine, the Georgia Straight, for 11 years.
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