Although this month seems to be a mixed bag of energies, we begin it with an expansive New Moon at 10°59’Sagittarius, at 7:22 pm EST. This Sun/Moon conjunction once again seeds new paradigm energies with a yin for freedom, adventure and a positive outlook on life.
The Uranus/Pluto square only one degree apart, attempts to rattle us to our core, however, look for transformation of traditional ideas, beliefs, as well as personal issues with Mercury/Saturn/N.Node in Scorpio. This is enhanced with a slew of trines (Uranus trine Sun/Moon, Mars trine Venus, Jupiter trine Saturn, Neptune trine N.Node), that gives spiritual insight, creativity in new experiences/enterprises, happiness in romance, common sense, integrity, farsightedness and being in tune with prevailing trends. However, watch out in your haste to move forward for Mercury squaring Neptune that may help you forget the obvious, make errors, and wreck havoc in communications.
New Moon energies are boosted on December 4th with Mercury entering Sagittarius for three weeks; look for prophetic insight into social motivations and future events.
On December 7th Mars moves into Libra bringing in the need to socialize with others, while wanting to be appreciated and noticed.
December 9th brings us a feminine, water, Grand Trine, (Moon/Jupiter/Saturn) that gives us comfort, healing, altruism, generosity and the ability to create large scale tasks built upon our present emotional, domestic or societal foundations.
On December 17th the tide begins to shift with Full Moon 25°36’ Gemini at 4:28 am EST. Although the Saturn/Jupiter trine tries to keep things above board, all the Hard Aspects may have us wishing we had stayed in bed all day. (Mercury conjunct Sun/opposing Moon, Venus quincunx Moon, Mercury quincunx Jupiter, Venus square N. Node, & Mars square Pluto) Watch out for confusion, irritation and forcefulness in all relations with others, the need for approval, anger issues, the inability to listen to constructive criticism and possible violence. Although the N. Node is still in Scorpio we will have to work hard to get out of our lower emotions and transcend the cosmic spiral to Divine Light and Love.
When Uranus goes Direct on December 17th watch out for the unexpected to surface in yourself, the world and the earth.
Then on December 21st Winter Solstice is conjoined with Venus going Retrograde. It’s time to take a breather from the Holiday rush to retreat and reassess your values/finances and celebrate the longest night of the year.
Mercury enters reserved, solemn and serious Capricorn on December 24th just in time to deal with a potentially volatile Christmas Day. On December 25th emotions flare with a slew of difficult aspects. Thanksgiving’s challenging T-square is back, along with the Moon squaring Sun/Mercury/Pluto, opposing Uranus, & conjoining Mars. Conflict is inevitable with this combination, so watch out for old family issues to resurface, incredibly annoying small talk, forceful actions, emotional intensity/instability/ unpredictability, anger and frustration.
We will all breathe a sigh of relief when this Holiday is past.