Weekly Forecast ~ Week of December 17th ~ Winter Solstice and Full Moon in Cancer
After a relatively easy week last week in terms of astrological weather we are able to continue in that vein with some positive energy boosts. The holidays are here and life might be hectic but it feels good and we are having fun!
Monday December 17th ~
Moon in Aries
Mars sextile Pluto
With Mars and Pluto in harmony I like to think that there is strong motivation to do something meaningful. Pluto appreciates depth and Mars likes to take action so this energy is quite complimentary. Ask yourself if there is something you can do right now in your life that brings more meaning to your daily efforts? Then do that!
Tuesday December 18th ~
Moon in Aries void-of-course at 1:21 AM CST
Moon enters Taurus at 3:37 AM CST
The moon in Taurus appreciates the finer things in life. By that I mean quality over quantity. I think this is an important idea to take time with as we move forward in the holiday season where over consumption and consumerism is rampant. Think about one thing you can do to make everything more special. That one thing can bring you more joy than the twenty things you might also feel like you “should” be doing. It might be family carols being sung. It might be treating yourself to a long, hot, luxurious bath. It might be making a simpler dinner with better ingredients instead of something more complex using cheaper stuff. Whatever it is for you understand that quality really does matter to Taurus. One nice thing is much better than ten just okay things!
Wednesday December 19th ~
Moon in Taurus void-of-course at 6:42 PM CST
Another day with the moon in Taurus allows us to slow down and take our time doing things right. Taurus isn’t in a rush. Taurus would rather do one thing at a time and do it well. No multitasking here! I dare you to try that for just one day: no multitasking … and let me know how that feels.
Thursday December 20th ~
Moon enters Gemini at 8:34 AM CST
Sun trine Uranus
It’s an upbeat day with the sun making a smooth trine to Uranus. We feel buoyant and excited for what might be around the next corner. If this is a strange feeling for you, that feeling of excitement at the unexpected, you are long overdue to step outside your comfort zone. We often stay where we know it’s safe in the world instead of letting ourselves enter into uncertainty. But uncertainty is good for us and it helps us to get in touch with the unpredictable nature of being human. Use today’s energy to celebrate the unexpected and to do something you normally would never do!
Friday December 21st ~ Winter Solstice
Moon in Gemini
Venus trine Neptune
Mercury conjunct Jupiter
Sun enters Capricorn
There is a lot going on today! We will save the new season for last and start with today’s aspects. With Venus trine Neptune it’s like we are entering a romantic watercolor painting. Things are a little fuzzy, slightly out of focus, but it makes things look more attractive that way! But seriously this is a dreamy aspect, literally. Your dreams might be more active. You might feel inclined to acknowledge the divine feminine or to take that elusive moment to stop and actually smell the roses. Let’s all go get drunk on love!
Mercury conjunct Jupiter is the 3rd pass in a 3 part series that began back in October before Mercury went retrograde. With Jupiter we think about the big picture and with Mercury the details so the two perspectives are being merged over the course of the last couple of months on some area of your life. For me it happens in my home sector (my fourth house) and it’s very fitting as my vision for our new home in Texas begins to take shape and I figure out all the details to make it happen. If you look back for yourself you will see a similar pattern of figuring out the way to make some goal or vision real.
Hello Winter Solstice! The sun enters Capricorn today which kicks off a new solar month and a new season. It’s the first day of winter! I love the solstice. To me this is the true new year. It is the time of resolution and determination. It’s Capricorn season! Capricorn often gets the reputation as being boring and only caring about work but I don’t see that at all! Capricorn is focused and hardworking, yes, but they are funny with a dry sense of humor. They are randy like the goats that symbolize them, too. They climb mountains and then find another mountain to climb. What metaphorical mountains are looming large in your own life that you would like to conquer? With Capricorn energy you can achieve that conquest!
Saturday December 22nd ~
Moon in Gemini void-of-course at 8:21 AM CST
Moon enters Cancer at 10:28 AM CST
Full Moon in Cancer at 11:49 AM CST
The full moon in Cancer this month is dramatic, even more so than a standard full moon. In the first degree of Cancer/Capricorn there is a certain amount of tension and here we are with the full moon adding to the mix! Cancer is all about home and family while Capricorn is about building a legacy and public/professional accomplishment. So during this full moon is it likely there is some tension in our own lives between home and career. For example we want to take time off work to spend the holidays with our families but work demands creep in and infringe onto our family time. That’s just one example but you get the idea.
The Sabian Symbol for the full moon is “On A Ship The Sailors Lower An Old Flag And Raise A New One”. This is a time of transition. Our allegiance may be changing. Our mission might be shifting toward something new. It’s time to take down the symbols of the “old you” and the replace them with new symbolism that better resonates with you as an evolving being. Ships are on a journey and so are we. Where are we heading to in this stage of the journey? And what flag are we flying?
Sunday December 23rd ~
Moon in Cancer
We may still be reeling from the intensity of yesterday’s full moon yet today, with the moon in Cancer, we can create a nesting environment for ourselves and our loved ones to have a sanctuary away from the outer world. Show those closest to you how much you love them. As my 4 year old often says “I did this for you because I love you.” We all understand and appreciate those small acts of love, whether we are on the giving or the receiving end of them.
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