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East Meets West

East Meets West

THE LAST WORD IN ASTROLOGY by Eugenia Last

2024 PREDICTIONS: THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON

 

The Year of the Dragon

 

West January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024

East February 10, 2024 – January 28, 2025

 

It’s my moment in time

I’m poised and prepared

Aware of what’s at stake

Equipped to make a difference

I will fight for justice and unity

Fair play is my pledge to the planet

And protection, my promise to Mother Nature

I am not afraid to speak the truth

Or go to battle for what’s right

I will hold perpetrators accountable

Do my best to alleviate instability

I will stop at nothing to prevail

 

I AM THE DRAGON

 

2024 is the year of the Wood Dragon. An imaginative, hands-on creature capable of transforming negativity and divisiveness into positivity and unity by making conscientious choices and using alternative methods. The Wood Dragon offers open-minded ideas capable of revolutionizing the world, bringing greater continuity to those willing to share a unified platform to address every faction. 

The success will depend on the strength, insight, and ability to keep the peace. The Wood Dragon will work endlessly to secure the safety of our planet and to calm the brewing contempt that is so prevalent in our world today. The wood Dragon is likable and can win over even the most critical adversaries if given the chance.

The flavor of the planet is changing, and the wood Dragon will draw on what’s best for the majority instead of a small handful of aggressors too greedy to see the big picture. The wood Dragon can and will paint a picture so vivid that even those who don’t care about anyone but themselves will covet to comply. There is strength in numbers, and the Wood Dragon will call on the majority to do what’s right and best.

The Wood Dragon does not stunt growth or want to mold everyone into a collective group. Instead, it recognizes that uniqueness is a contributing factor to the unification and well-being of our planet and its place in the universe, that it’s our ability to think, experiment, develop, and initiate new ways to protect and nurture what Mother Nature has so graciously supplied. To fix our mistakes and to be cognizant of how we move forward as planet Earth’s custodians. 

I am optimistic but know that the Wood Dragon has a difficult job ahead, given the deep-seated hatred, bigotry, and racism threatening our existence. One can only hope the Wood Dragon’s desire to unify is not in vain.

We are ready for a change, and our solar system’s impact is taking us from an industrial time into one of technology. The transition that has taken place over the past fifty years continues to pick up momentum and is moving at a rate that is both frightening and spectacular to observe. We can accomplish whatever we set out to do if we act in unison regarding making this world a better, safer, and eco-friendly place to live. The crux of the matter is we learn to get along, work through our differences, and choose peace over divisiveness. I’m rooting for the Wood Dragon – how about you?

 

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your power lies in your ability to get things done, not figure things out. Too much analysis will stop you from reaching your goal. Understand what’s at risk and do what you do best; actions speak louder than words, and brute force coupled with precision will ensure you reach the finish line in record time. A secretive approach and an element of surprise will give you the edge necessary to win your spot on the grand stage. Be humble, gracious, imaginative, and accepting; you will set the stage for what’s to come. New beginnings lead to opportunity.

Solar Sign: Aries.

Lunar Sign: Dragon.

Love: transforming, unique, protected.

Money: opportunity, evolution, acceptability.

Health: rejuvenation, acceptance, fearlessness.

Goal: appreciation, desire, conclusiveness.

Lucky numbers: 7, 15, 21, 26, 33, 42, 47.     

TAURUS (April 20-May 20):  Calculate your options and act accordingly. Precision and detail will separate you from any competition you encounter throughout the year. Keep your thoughts and intentions to yourself and your direction in clear view. Protect your reputation, stand up for your rights, and care for your health and physical well-being. Stick to what and who you know, trust, and distance yourself from anyone prying into your affairs or information. Put stubbornness aside and embrace the path that allows freedom to bring about change, follow your heart, and achieve your dreams, and you will make a difference. 

Solar Sign: Taurus.

Lunar Sign: Snake.

Love: evaluate, strengthen, consent.

Money: patience, manageability, performance.

Health: preventive, control, inaccurate.

Goal: modify, distribute, accumulate.

Lucky numbers: 3, 10, 17, 26, 38, 40, 43.

         GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Question who and what you trust. Learn from the experience and assess every situation intuitively. Contain your thoughts and hold your cards close to your chest. Exaggeration will play a role in how each scenario evolves. Contemplate the consequences and make each move thoroughly. Stakes are high, and results reflect past and present promises and performance. Precision and coherence will designate what’s possible, and indecisiveness will result in uncertainty. Trust in the powers that be and adhere to the experts who guide you. Persuasive tactics based on reality will open doors that lead to new beginnings.

Solar sign: Gemini. 

Lunar Sign: Horse.

Love: appealing, responsive, predictable.

Money: consoling, predictable, initiated.

Health: stable, reserved, compensating.

Goal: ownership, resourcefulness, triumph.

Lucky numbers: 9,11, 23, 27, 36, 41, 48.

         CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t waste precious time. Optimize your chance to advance. Step outside your comfort zone and let your imagination and discipline help you go the distance. Believe in yourself and replace procrastination with positive action. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain if you think big, implement common sense, and utilize your skills, experience, and resourcefulness to reach your destination. The possibilities are endless and yours to discover. A passionate approach to your pursuits will meet with appreciation, satisfaction, and financial rewards. Stop dreaming, start doing, and enjoy what life has to offer.

Solar Sign: Cancer.

Lunar Sign: Sheep.

Love:  passionate, comfortable, rewarding.

Money: enriching, promising, advantageous.

Health: enhance, update, flourish.

Goal: prolific, recognition, compensation.

Lucky numbers: 6, 13, 22, 29, 32, 35, 43.

         LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Learn to rely on experts and those with skills you lack to enable you to use what you know and do your best to reach your goals. Having the vision and clarity to make the most out of each day will put you lightyears ahead of anyone presumptuous enough to challenge you. Wear your badge of honor and approach your journey with honesty, integrity, and wisdom, and you will not disappoint yourself or those who support your efforts. Put emotions aside, put your heart and soul into taking the high road, and turn this year into a trip to remember.

Solar Sign: Leo.

Lunar Sign: Monkey.

Love: attentive, zealous, protective.

Money: generous, uncertain, mismanaged.

Health: safety, regulation, proficiency.

Goal: groundbreaking, resourceful, perceptive.

Lucky numbers: 5, 13, 24, 27, 34, 40, 46.

         VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Try something new. Be thorough, inquisitive, and eager to use your skills and experience and reach for the stars. Opportunity is a reality, not a temptation for you to ponder over. Socialize, mingle, and connect with people who stimulate your mind and encourage you to be yourself. Let your charm be your calling card, and something extraordinary will unfold that transforms you and what you want within reach. Become the master of your destiny, trust yourself and your ability to make the world better, and you’ll find the happiness you desire. 

Solar Sign: Virgo.

Lunar Sign: Rooster.

Love: engaging, ardent, plentiful.

Money: practical, secretive, calculating.

Health: sprightly, excessive, demanding.

Goal: freedom, abundance, transforming.

Lucky numbers: 8, 14, 23, 28, 30, 36, 42.

         LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Open your heart and mind and soak up what the universe offers. Put the past in its place and direct your energy into building a brighter future. Take control rather than leave your fate in someone else’s hands. Pay attention to who you are, what you want, and how you present yourself to those you encounter. Command attention and dominate the stage with an intellectual vision that arouses some interest challengers and has the potential to bring about positive change. Don’t let anger and hate take over when positive energy and action lead to victory.

Solar Sign: Libra.

Lunar Sign: Dog.

Love: munificent, potent, satisfying.

Money: intensified, prolific, controlled.

Health: perseverance, mindfulness, balance.

Goal: tranquility, security, expediency.

Lucky numbers: 4, 12, 18, 26, 35, 39, 47.

         SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ve got this; take hold of your dreams and don’t let go. Structure your time and energy to meet your demands. Strategy, delivery, and surrounding yourself with experts will give you the clout required to set standards that carry you to completion. Dedication, loyalty, and charisma will provide the platform you need to reach your destination. Put your instruments of choice on autopilot, pay attention to detail, and the outcome will surpass your expectations. It’s time to fast-forward into the future with prolific insight, self-adoration, and the conscientiousness and consideration of a trailblazer and a stabilizer. 

Solar Sign: Scorpio.

Lunar Sign: Boar.

Love: playful, confident, assertive.

Money: educational, patience, alert.

Health: preventative, modification, purposeful.

Goal: accuracy, equality, upgrading.

Lucky numbers: 3, 13, 22, 27, 34, 46, 49.

         SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put your thinking cap on and prepare to take whatever game you play this year to the next level. The challenge will be uncertainty brought on by those you encounter as you venture forward. Opportunity is plentiful, but so is deception, misinformation, and obstacles set by competitors. Enthusiasm, energy, and an entertaining approach to excel will be your most endearing weapon, and the importance of maintaining control, wit, and wisdom will determine the outcome. Use your imagination, appeal to the masses, and prepare to alter your course with the snap of your fingers, and any rivals will succumb to your backwash.

Solar Sign: Sagittarius

Lunar Sign: Rat.

Love: adventure, selection, expensive. 

Money: pioneering, conflicts, uncertainty.

Health: trauma, scrutiny, perseverance.

Goal: evolution, dominance, remuneration.

Lucky numbers: 2, 7, 19, 23, 34, 47, 49.

         CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Put your energy where it counts. It’s time to fortify your intentions and maximize your plans. Change is necessary if you want to reach your pinnacle. From personal updates to professional gains, you have no time to waste. Refuse to let red tape slow you down or redefine how you move forward. Sidestep outside influences trying to manipulate or limit how you demonstrate your ability to take charge and control your destiny. There is no room for substitutions or letting anyone infiltrate your space. Do what you do best, own the spotlight, and savor the moment.

Solar Sign: Capricorn.

Lunar: Sign Ox.

Love: restrictive, questionable, insecurity.

Money: cautious, erratic, imprudent.

Health: stressful, restrictions, discipline.

Goal: dominate, complete, transcend.

Lucky numbers: 8,14, 17, 22, 29, 37, 45.

         AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be a leader, not a follower. Let your higher mindset the pace and your direction. Simplicity will manifest into something innovative that captivates your soul and encourages you to distance yourself from people and situations that are subject to complicate your life. Remember your purpose and do your best to make a difference. Your impact on others will be worthwhile and redefine who is in your inner circle and how you carry out your plans. Make your initiative peace, love, and happiness, and you’ll attract exactly what you need to set an example and fulfill your dreams.   

Solar Sign: Aquarius.

Lunar Sign: Tiger.

Love: balance, togetherness, rejuvenate.

Money: economical, innovative, vigilant.

Health: moderation, activity, symmetry.

Goal: autonomy, improvement, victory.

Lucky numbers: 6, 11, 25, 29, 31, 34, 47.

         PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Discipline and innovation will lead to contentment and gratification. Set a course that puts your mind at ease, helps you stick to your budget, and offers the wiggle room to be original. A spirited but responsible attitude will encourage others to step up and support your efforts. Go through the proper channels and be adamant to ensure you get what you want. Opportunity and uncertainty are apparent and can quickly turn from good to bad if excess and lack of expertise filter into your plans. Balance, integrity, and knowing when to say no will determine your fate.  

Solar Sign: Pisces.

Lunar Sign: Rabbit.

Love: distracting, pricey, unstable.

Money: unstable, impetuous, openhandedness.

Health: vulnerable, clarification, protection.

Goal: security, resourcefulness, dedication.

Lucky numbers: 2,16, 23, 27, 34, 42, 48,