The Week in Preview
For Monday, December 12 to Sunday, December 18
By Nikki Rich PAC
We are thankfully past the sun-Saturn conjunction of last week. Whew! What a relief. And while there are other things going on at least, for a time, the pressure is off!
The big news is the building opposition between Jupiter and Uranus. This is in orb all week long and doesn't even perfect until Christmas Eve but we are already under it's influence. There is a combination of unpredictability and rebellion under this influence, but also a feeling of Surprise! Maybe it isn't the season for surprise parties but it is the season for holiday parties and they should be very fun this year! I will say though, in warning, if you want to keep your job be careful this year at the company party as it will be very easy to get carried away and do something you may regret! Keep it fun! There is also something incredibly lucky about this combination so maybe there will really be a Christmas Miracle in your life this year! Or a Solstice Miracle! Or a Hanukkah Miracle! It is the season of miracles and these planets are complying with that energy this year! Enjoy! And believe. Believe in miracles.
The full Moon on Tuesday, December 13 falls at 22-23 degrees of Gemini. Full moon in Gemini also reminds me of a party. There should be a lot of conversation and a lot of variety! The Sabian Symbol for this Full Moon is “Three Fledglings in a Nest High in a Tree”, invoking the concepts of beginner's mind and of trust. Fledglings are by nature young, inexperienced beginners. They are still in the nest and they must learn how to fly. Learning to fly takes trust. Maybe this comes naturally to birds but to us humans trust seems to be something we can always work on improving! With this full moon you can ask yourself some questions. What are you learning right now? Where are you being asked to trust? By looking at your individual chart we can gain even greater insight on what areas of your life are being activated by this full moon so if you would like to find out more contact me to schedule a reading!
The other thing occurring is Mercury preparing to go retrograde next week on Monday, December 19, but many of us may notice some things already seeming to slow down. All week long Mercury applies to Pluto, lord of the underworld, until at the last minute he reverses course and stations retrograde. He does not reach Pluto, that will happen after his retrograde cycle is complete. This reminds me that Mercury, known as Hermes in mythology, was responsible for carrying the souls of the dead to Hades (Pluto). With this retrograde cycle, with mercury approaching Pluto and then reversing course the last moment, it seems to me that we may be considering letting something go, releasing it as no longer serving us, and then have second thoughts and try to resurrect the thing that is most likely already lost. This can be a relationship, a job, a belief, almost anything. Since Mercury is capable of crossing the boundaries between life and death he is also considered to be a bearer of secret knowledge. During this cycle pay close attention to the insights and realizations you gain as they will be rooted in esoteric knowledge. An exploration of Hermes, Hermes Trismegistus and the traditions surrounding Mercury are all valuable during and surrounding a Mercury retrograde period, if you are so inclined.
Affirmation: I believe in miracles.
Crystal: Blue Lace Agate which aids in our communication with the angels and our spirit guides so that we may allow and embrace miracles in our own lives.
Essential Oil: Cinnamon which encourages benevolence in ourselves and from others, cultivating a “pay it forward” attitude.
Mindfulness is key!
Nikki Rich PAC
Astrologer, Reiki Master, tarot reader, and so much more!