The Week in Preview
For Monday, December 19 to Sunday, December 25
By Nikki Rich PAC
Going into Christmas week we have a lot lot lot going on! And not just because of all the holidays happenings! There are a lot changes this week so expect it to feel like a whirlwind … perhaps a slow motion whirlwind with Mercury going retrograde so hang onto your hats!
Monday is a big day with two big occurrences. First Mars enters Pisces, causes a change in the way we express out energy. With Mars in Aquarius we have been expressing our energy mentally, through ideas. With Mars entering Pisces we become much more emotive. How can you express emotions through action? That is the question Mars in Pisces tries to answer.
The second event on Monday is Mercury station retrograde which lasts through January 8. I know people like to complain about Mercury retrograde but the timing here, in my opinion, could not be better. Ultimately Mercury retrograde is all about going back and making things right that we either missed or got wrong before. To have this energy effective going into the new year is a blessing as it will really help us take stock and prepare to start fresh. Another thing I like about Mercury retrograde is that it often brings us in contact with old friends and family which we have not seen in a while, and what better time of year to do that than now? One thing that Mercury retrograde is ideal for is rest and recuperation and over the holidays we seem to have more time for that than at other times of the year. While it is true there may be some gifts to exchange and travel glitches, if you are patient those things will sort themselves out in time.
On Wednesday we have the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year here in the northern hemisphere. At this time the sun enters Capricorn and we have an energy shift with that as well. Sagittarius is more philosophical, something of a dreamer, whereas Capricorn is a builder, someone who takes realistic action toward a goal. So those ideas and dreams you have had for the past month, now is the time to plan how to implement them. Capricorn loves to plan is happy with an achievable goal, even if it may take a lot of effort.
We are still building to the Jupiter-Uranus opposition I mentioned last week. Surprise, fun and miracles on the positive side. Rebellion and upheaval on the opposite side. Adding something unusual into your celebrations this year will help utilize this energy in a positive manner. For example go roller skating or have a snowball fight!
We have some amazing aspects happening on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, more information on those coming up in the daily forecasts!
Honoring the solstice and all of the holidays,
Nikki Rich PAC
Astrologer, Reiki Master, tarot reader, and so much more!