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About Bill:

I am Rev Bill Duvendack, a 25-year practitioner and student of the western mysteries, as well as being an internationally known
astrologer; specifically, an esoteric astrologer.
I am an ordained independent Spiritualist minister that has performed everything from weddings and handfastings to baby naming
and blessing ceremonies, as well as remembrance services. I am a lifetime member and Vice President of the Astrological
Association of St Louis, where I lecture frequently, and write a column for their member only quarterly bulletin. I also write articles
for the St Louis Pagan Picnic newsletter, the paper Pathfinder, and have a monthly blog and newsletter. I’m also a member of the
international professional astrological organization NCGR. I also write monthly horoscopes for the metaphysical resource center
Pathways, where I also teach classes on astrology and the western esoteric tradition, meet with clients, and give divination
readings. I have presented in many different venues, ranging from public libraries and high schools, to private groups and
gatherings, such as the Pagan Picnic in St Louis, and the convention Paracon. I have also made media appearances on local
television and radio stations, interviews with local papers, and have been interviewed by the NY Times and RTE 1 radio from
Dublin, Ireland.
I have been working with the Western Esoteric Tradition system for 25 years. In this regard, I am an internationally published
author, with essays appearing in books ranging from Lodge Magan to Christopher Penczak’s publish house, Copper Cauldron. My
skills and experiences include, but are not limited to, ceremonial magick and many of its more specialized branches, such as
Enochian, shamanism, paganism of all types, familiarity with the Afro-Carribbean diasporic traditions, channeling, mediumship,  
divination, evocations, invocations, Theosophy, working with semi-precious stones, ghost hunting and paranormal investigations,
past life regressions, and exorcisms. I am also a member of the Fellowship of Isis, as well as BOTA. My experience also includes
being familiar with, and working with, Hinduism, in particular mantras and pujas, and Buddhism.
For more information, feel free to contact me at bill@418ascendant.com.
Horoscopes for the month of December 2017


For All Signs: Mercury is retrograde December 3rd-December 22nd, and is happening in Sagittarius.

Aries (Spring Equinox-approx. April 21st): This may be the month to spread your wings and do some traveling, or at least
speaking your own truth, so it would be wise to get ready to hit the ground running. You may also find the temper is shorter and
that your personal relationships may be sources of stress, so it would be wise to handle them as best you can. As the month rolls
along, you may find things get more challenging overall, and that flexibility and adaptability are two major ways to proceed. The
latter part of the month will be kicked off with the Mercury retrograde that begins soon, so it is wise to readdress what needs done
rather than being stubborn.

Taurus (Approx. April 21st to approx. May 21st): December may start off with an emphasis on emotions, especially when it
comes to truth speaking and adjusting verbal habits, so it would be wise to remain detached of your emotions in order to make
the proper adjustments. For the entirety of the month you may find it wise to spend carefully and conservatively overall. As the
month goes on, you may find things even out for the best, and that there is a special emphasis on the career and occupation.
However, the communication challenges that exist will continue through the bulk of the month, so it would be wise to be careful.
You may also find challenges occur with regards to traveling, so it would be wise to allow extra time.

Gemini (Approx. May 21st to Summer Solstice): Tension, miscommunication, challenges in travel, and emotional and spiritual
challenges may be the theme of the first half of the month, so it would be wise to do what you do best: stay detached and not get
hung up on the things that aren’t working, and focus on the things that are. You may find this is a great time to connect with
friends in the spirit of the season. As the month moves on, you may note things even out dramatically, and that the only
challenges remaining have to do with communication, travel, and loved ones. During the latter part of the month though, you may
want to watch your temper, for it may get the better of you.

Cancer (Summer Solstice to approx. July 21st): Major adjustments, especially when it comes to exercising your freedom may
be how December starts off, so it would be wise to find the middle ground between dedication and freedom-seeking. You may
also find you are in a good position to make a lot of progress in the realm of business if you play your cards right, so it would be
wise to put your attention there if appropriate. As the month moves on, you may find the adjustments change to tensions and
challenges, and that the focus shifts to finding the middle balance between being the nurtured vs the mature responsible one.

Leo (Approx. July 21st to approx. August 21st): December may start off as a fantastic month Leos, if you play your cards
right. With all of the emphasis in Sagittarius, you may find it’s a perfect time to travel and to embrace your freedom. You may also
find it’s a great time to connect with friends. However, the first two weeks it would also be wise to play things conservatively when
it comes to business. You may also find it wise to keep your emotions in check, and to vent them whenever possible. As the
month moves on, you may find it wise to make the necessary and appropriate adjustments as they come up, and to roll with the
situations the Mercury retrograde brings to your door for resolution.

Virgo (Approx. August 21st to Autumnal Equinox): The theme for the first two weeks of December may be challenges,
challenges, challenges, so it would be wise to be cautious and laid back when dealing with the things that come your way. You
may also find this is a great time to focus on your business, as there are many opportunities that are being brought your way for
expansion. As the month moves on, you may notice a lot of that tension dissipate, leaving only growth opportunities in
communication and your intimate relationships. The closer we get to the end of the year, the more you may find its time to step
into your personal power a little more, especially when it comes to your overall direction of life.

Libra (Autumnal Equinox to approx. October 21st): There may be renewed energy in the air at your disposal to start off
December, and with everything rolling along smoothly, you may find it is a good time to move ahead with things, or get caught up
on projects, whichever one is appropriate. However, you are not immune from the Mercury retrograde, so you may find
communication and problems related to challenges do come up from time to time, and one of the best ways to deal with these is
through honesty. As the month moves on, you may find that although things continue to roll along smoothly, they are not as
smooth as they were before, hinting at challenges coming your way, but those won’t occur until January, which makes this a great
opportunity to enjoy this time of year.

Scorpio (Approx. October 21st to approx. November 21st): Expansion is the name of the game this month, even though it
may take some juggling to unlock the full potential in the air right now, so it would be wise to embrace what comes your way, and
be willing to change in order to accomplish projects. While you may notice tense emotions at the start of the month, these will
fade quickly. Asa me move closer to the end of the month, you may notice the growth opportunities are still there when it comes
to the job and the workplace, but now a lot of the required adjustments are gone, and things may flow easily. However, while you
may have more energy at your disposal overall, you may find if you’re not careful, you can be prone to accidents or short
tempers.

Sagittarius (Approx. November 21st to Winter Solstice): Happy birthday Sagittarians! This is your month, and wow, does it
start off big and loud! You may find the first couple of weeks are all about you being you, but also highlighting where it would be
wise to exercise thoughtfulness before speaking. As the month goes on, you may feel the vibe change to that of more juggling
and adjusting, but with special emphasis on taking control of things that matter, so it would be wise to step up when appropriate.
You may also find that some of the challenges have to do with how you emotionally interact with others. Also of note is that some
of these changes may have to do with your spirituality, specifically in that you are maturing, and thus so too is your path.

Capricorn (Winter Solstice to approx. January 21st): Emotionally you may find December starts off very well, but the main
theme to address is how speaking your mind can affect others. Hence part of the lesson has to do with being mindful of your
words. The good news is that this month may be great for expansion and prosperity in the work place, so putting in the extra
hours may be exactly what the doctor ordered. As the month moves on, you may find the need to make adjustments ceases, and
that things begin to roll along smoother, so if you can adapt for the first couple of weeks, the latter part of the month may be nice
and smooth, just in time for your birthday month of January.

Aquarius (Approx. January 21st to approx. February 21st): Other than your emotions being challenged at the beginning of
the month, you may find December starts off with a lot of great stuff happening, and things flow along nice and evenly. It may be
a good idea to do some traveling and to engage in activities that have to do with the fun side of life, rather than the serious and
responsible. As the month progresses though, you may find you are adjusting and adapting more than the first couple of weeks.
When this happens, simply keep in mind that it’s part of the rhythm of life, and not necessarily a bad thing. You may also find it
wise to play things conservative when it comes to business and the resources you share with others through the entirety of the
month rather than being too liberal.

Pisces (Approx. February 21st to Spring Equinox): Challenges, challenges, challenges, may be the name of the game the
first couple of weeks in December, so it would be wise to maintain your air of laid back-ness in order to navigate the challenges
that are coming up. These challenges may have to do with communication, the maturation process, your loved ones, and your
emphasis on freedom vs responsibility. However, the tradeoff is that there are a lot of good things that could be unfolding in your
business life, so it would be wise to put your attention there the first couple of weeks, at least until the solstice. As the month
moves on, you may find a lot of those challenges dissipate, and that they work themselves out on their own. You may also find
that the later in the month it gets, the better it gets as well, putting you in a great position to start the New Year.

These little tidbits of advice, along with this horoscope, are brought to you by Bill Duvendack of 418 Ascendant LLC. Bill is a
board member, as well as a lifetime member of the Astrological Association of Saint Louis, where he lectures frequently. He also
is an astrology teacher at Pathways. Available for astrological chart interpretations of many different varieties, Bill can assist you
with whatever area of astrology may appeal to you. If you so choose, you can feel free to reach him at bill@418ascendant.com.
Horoscopes for the month of January 2018


Aries (Spring Equinox-approx. April 21st): January may kick off with a bang in the form of challenges
when it comes to the job, career, and occupation, so you may find it wise to sit back and assess what is
happening, and where to go from here. You may find that money as it comes to you from there is currently
tight, and that if you’re not careful, this may impact your personal relationships. You may also find your
emotions are out of sorts because of this. However, as the month rolls along, you may notice the
challenges in the work place remain, but love and money begin to roll along a lot better than before, and
that overall you may feel more relaxed and in control.

Taurus (Approx. April 21st to approx. May 21st): If you listen closely to your intuition, you may find the
potential that comes in with January is amazing, especially as it pertains to your overall direction of life and
the career, so it would be wise to capitalize on the opportunities you see. However, your temper may be
shorter than normal, and you may find it wise to spend frugally. As the month goes on, you may see those
opportunities dissipate into challenges, making the latter half of the month a lot more intense than earlier.
You may also find it wise to take special care when it comes to your love relationships during the last two
weeks as well.

Gemini (Approx. May 21st to Summer Solstice):
While it may feel like January has a communication
hangover from the December retrograde, you may find that is the only challenge at the moment, so as
January unfolds, you may find it wise to assess and plan for the upcoming year. As the month moves on,
you may feel things are starting to line up, especially when it comes to love and money, and even though
you sense they are coming, they are not there yet, so it would be wise to put yourself in a position to
capitalize on what’s coming your way in February and early March. It is also worth mentioning that if you
make some key adjustments, you can unlock a lot of business potential.

Cancer (Summer Solstice to approx. July 21st): Out of bounds emotions, and tensions in the work
place may be the two biggest themes to begin January 2018, so it would be wise to thicken up your skin
and know that this too, shall pass. You may find challenges when it comes to your career and occupation,
but also money through the job. You may also find challenges when it comes to your love life due to
maturity being needed but not present. However, there is a lot of potential for business expansion if you
apply yourself. As the month moves on though, you may notice the love life eases up at least, making
everything else more bearable.

Leo (Approx. July 21st to approx. August 21st):
Short tempers and way too much energy may be two of
the biggest challenges you face at the beginning of January 2018, but if you channel that information
carefully, you may find you can make a lot of progress in the overall direction of life. However, it would also
be wise to play things conservatively when it comes to your business and shared resources. As the month
moves on, you may discover your emotions get tense, and that there are tensions present in your love life,
so it would be wise to address what comes up when it comes up so it doesn’t build into something worse on
down the road. For the whole month, it would also be wise to watch your temper.

Virgo (Approx. August 21st to Autumnal Equinox
): If you bury yourself in your work, you may find a lot
of good things can be created in your workplace and career. While communications may still be challenged
after last month’s retrograde, you may also notice that by focusing yourself on your work, you can move
through a lot of the potential disasters with ease and minimal issues. As the month moves on, it would be
wise to ease up the emphasis on the long term, and focus on the short term instead. There is a lot of good
money, work, and business potential present for the entire month, so the early bird may indeed get the
worm.

Libra (Autumnal Equinox to approx. October 21st): Challenges may abound in the beginning of the
month, but the good news is that this is only occurring in a few life areas: the career, the occupation, the
overall direction of your life, and your love life. So if you focus on the day to day, which may be irritating in
and of itself, you may find you can navigate the first three weeks with ease and grace. As the month moves
on, you may find things ease up extensively, and that in some ways, especially as it comes to your romantic
relationships, there are very good things manifesting. You may also find that money begins to roll along a
lot smoother, and while your communications are still challenged, you can sense they will be evening out
soon.

Scorpio (Approx. October 21st to approx. November 21st):
Can you say powerhouse month,
Scorpios? If you’re on point and on your game, you may find so many wonderful things manifest, especially
when it comes to business, the career, and where you’re going in life. Your intuition is firing on all cylinders,
so it would be wise to listen to it when appropriate. As the month moves on though, you may notice
challenges come with regards to the love life, and your day to day expenses, so it would be wise to take
great care with both of them during the last two weeks of January.

Sagittarius (Approx. November 21st to Winter Solstice): Person to person communication may be
your desire for the first half of the month, but you may notice that you are in the minority of people that
want this, so it would be wise to use that natural gift of gab to move forward in your occupation by helping
you make the minor changes necessary to catapult you forward. As the month moves on though, you may
find it wise to pay attention to details in the workplace, but to also watch for good things coming your way
with regards to the love life. You may also find an odd windfall of money comes your way from somewhere
unexpected.

Capricorn (Winter Solstice to approx. January 21st)
: Happy birthday Capricorns! This is your month,
and even though emotional tensions may be present, especially in the home life, you may find your career
and business is not only moving along fantastically, but also that there is a lot of room for expansion.
However, there is a catch, and in this case the catch is stepping up, maturing, taking on more
responsibilities, and demonstrating that you’ve learned from previous life lessons. As the month rolls along,
a lot of the same good things in the workplace will continue, and while you may sense things slowing down
in the near future, that will not occur in full force until February, making this the perfect month to move
ahead full steam.

Aquarius (Approx. January 21st to approx. February 21st)
: Business and shared resources may have
you agitated at the beginning of the month, but in this rare case, I assure you it is probably from too much
of a good thing rather than a lack. As January begins, you may also notice a shorter temper overall, but
that is present because of too much energy and not enough focus, so it would be wise to channel that
energy into positive ways. You may also find you can make a lot of forward progress in your overall
direction of life if you make the minor choices necessary. As January proceeds, you may feel things are
taking a direction for the good, and you are correct they are, but if you stay focused on the day to day, you
may find some small pearls of wisdom reveal themselves to you.

Pisces (Approx. February 21st to Spring Equinox)
: The way January 2018 starts off for you is very
similar to how it starts for Capricorns, but there are two huge exceptions. The first is that if you hit the
ground running, you can capitalize on a lot of the same things, but if you’re lazy or distracted by your
emotions, you may miss to long term potential present. Your intuition is on point, and there is a lot of
expansion with regards to your business, so it would be wise to keep your nose to the grindstone as they
say. As the month moves forward, you may discover things continue at this quick clip, but that it is now time
to make some small adjustments when it comes to your love life and circles of friends, so it would be wise to
adjust when you can, and to enjoy the rewards that come your way for your efforts.

These little tidbits of advice, along with this horoscope, are brought to you by Bill Duvendack of 418
Ascendant LLC. Bill is a board member, as well as a lifetime member of the Astrological Association of Saint
Louis, where he lectures frequently. He also is an astrology teacher at Pathways. Available for astrological
chart interpretations of many different varieties, Bill can assist you with whatever area of astrology may
appeal to you. If you so choose, you can feel free to reach him at bill@418ascendant.com.