December astrology 2018December Astrology 2018

We welcome December on a lovely weekend with the Moon in relationship friendly Libra and Mercury and Venus both slipping into Scorpio adding to the planetary water elements as Mars is in Pisces for December. With 3 of the personal planets traveling through water signs this month emotions can be all over the map.  All might be laughs and smiles and pretty clothes on the outside, on the inside our detective antennae is alert to what is the meaning is behind every sentence and wondering what the agenda is from the person checking us out.  It is a dynamic way to begin the fun and festive holiday month. The Sun is square Mars this weekend supplying plenty of energy to compensate for all the promises made to make the scene at all the invitations received.  

Mercury moves direct on December 6th the day before the new moon. It will not pass the degree from which it went retrograde until the 24th, known as the shadow point, but will help with deliveries from the online shopping sprees from the last week in November. If you recall, when Mercury went retrograde it was square Neptune, it goes direct in Scorpio therefore be very mindful of using your credit card and keep an eye out for fraud. Neptune can be fraud, Mercury is the merchant planet, and Scorpio has to do with money and credit. Stealing cc info may be rampant under this Mercury retrograde. This will be especially significant if you have a Venus Neptune transit happening in your personal chart.

The Sagittarius New moon

The degree meaning of the Sagittarius New Moon according to Rudhyar is Seagulls watching a ship. If you ever watched the fishing boats out at sea you will see the seagulls fly to the boat for a free lunch. This Sagittarius season, with Jupiter ruling the new moon in its own sign is suggesting there will be many opportunities to enjoy the bounty and abundance that surrounds you. Just pay attention to your environment and notice when and where the offerings are available to participate. With the Sun, Saturn and Pluto at the same declination in the new moon chart an intense awareness to make the best of life is palpable. Jupiter in Sagittarius with the Sagittarius new Moon desperately wants us to pay close attention to how our mind and beliefs alter our view of the world and impact our experience of life. Believe in your capabilities and challenge the negative programing that lurks in the corners of the subconscious.

The Sagittarius new moon on the 7th is a breath of encouragement and optimism as it is the first Sagittarius New Moon with the ruling planet Jupiter in Sag since 2007. The only downside is over confidence in far reaching schemes that have a bit of the gamblers bet riding on them. Caution aside, the Sagittarius new moon is a time to set your intentions in far reaching possibilities that you don’t have a clue how it is probable, but know it is possible. It is a time to reach out to those who believe in you and help you stretch beyond your comfort zone of what you think and believe you can do and challenge you to do more than you think you can.

Challenge yourself to reach the proverbial impossible dream. Find out where the new moon in Sagittarius falls in your chart that placement will be the house and area of life that will be activated. With Jupiter in the same sign for the next 12 months take advantage of the support from the universe to expand that side of life. You may find blessings and opportunities coming your way where doors have been shut and locked previously. Another challenge presented from Sagittarius surrounds what we believe and our opinions. It will be a time that your world or inner voice can nudge you to rethink what you always thought was true. Is it really true that old dogs can’t learn new tricks? That after a certain age it is hard to ……. You fill in the blank. If the old belief doesn’t support who you are and who you want to be, out it goes and in comes another belief that is supportive. Mars is exactly conjunct Neptune; energy levels can be depleted if you are partying to hard. For the global view, Mars with Neptune is problematic for shipping, the Navy, and pollution in waters. There will be undercurrents that threaten peace at this time. Connect with the light and know that the spiritual warrior within is activated during this cycle.  

The Capricorn Solstice on December 21st at 5:23 pm EST heralds in the suns journey for the next 6 months. This is an important solstice as the eclipse patterns have moved into the Capricorn/Cancer axis. The charts of the equinoxes and solstices are the foundation for Mundane astrology.  Set the chart location for the capitol of the country that you want to know about. I set it for Washington, DC for the USA forecast.  This chart shows the news anchors pontificating their opinions with such furor in relentless manner it will be hard to distinguish the difference between a view point and a fact. Young people will rise to have a strong voice especially in regards to their education. The most challenging aspect is Saturn at the Sun/Pluto midpoint. Tension between the president and the other branches of government continue to be strained. According to Ebertin, Saturn at the Midpoint of Sun/Pluto represents the use of government controlled sectors, such as the police, to carry out the orders of a controlling person in power as the negative side.  The positive manifestation is methodical effort to accomplish an all-consuming passion. Pluto has once again returned to its own node emphasizing the nature of Pluto and the depth which it will go to uncover hidden resources and elements. This isn’t such great news for the earth and it represents taking from her the resources hidden within. Of course if mankind can mine for oil, minerals and the rest in a respectful way perhaps she is happy to oblige. However greed can be an element of the Pluto side and not bother with the extra expense to care for the environment.

The Cancer full moon Saturday the 22nd is at 12:49 pm EST less than 24 hours after our winter (summer down under) solstice. It brings into the weekend the deep desire to connect with those you love and feel comfortable around. Food and cozy will be the key words. It may be a bit on the emotional side for those who are lonely or feel distraught over not being able to get everything the way one wants before the last week of the year settles in.  Mercury is conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius, which can be interesting for travel,  Mercury with Jupiter square Neptune represents many people on the road or in the air however the closer we get to the exact Square on the 24th the more likely it will be to miss connections or have unforeseen circumstances interrupt your route.  The Cancer full moon always is about finding a balance between your responsibilities and duties in life while taking care of the inner and emotional needs. Christmas and Boxing day, for those who celebrate should be quite joyful with the moon in Leo. That also bodes well for the children opening gifts.

The year ends with Mars moving into Aries giving plenty of enthusiasm to say out with the old and hurrah for the New Year. In addition the Sun is with Saturn exact the next day, January 1st 2019. This is an excellent signature for planning and setting your intentions for your new year. Granted, if you over did New Years Eve with one too many glasses of wine, it is a sign of regret. With the Moon in Scorpio presiding over New Years Eve it can be a time of deep meditation, intuitive recognition of your new year ahead. Many people may choose to spend the evening alone or with a significant other releasing the past and preparing for a year of transformation and accomplishment in 2019.

Happiest of Decembers, with Love Donna 

 

 

 

December Astrology 2017

Astrological Events for December

December begins with Venus moving into Sagittarius as the moon is growing to its full phase.

The important events astrological of December are:

  • Jupiter trine Neptune from Scorpio to Pisces
  • The super full moon on the 3rd  Square Neptune
  • Mercury retrograde at the last degree of Sag the day of the super moon
  • Saturn or Mercury as the  void planet in Sag until  the 19th
  • The Sagittarius new moon on the 18th conjunct the Galactic Center
  • Saturn moving into Capricorn on the 19th for the next 2 ½ years
  • The winter solstice on the 21st  with the Sun conjunct Saturn
  • Mercury direct on the 22nd
  • The New Years eve and start of 2018 with the Moon in Gemini conjunct the fixed star Polaris, Venus shining brightly with Facies, the star of energetic impulses, Uranus stationed creating excitement and the Sun with Lilith conjunct the node of Jupiter intensifying primal desires.

The first days of December intensify towards the full moon on the 3rd which is the only super moon of the year, when the moon is closest to the earth at full phase and will appear larger than normal. This full moon carries with it Mercury stationed to retrograde who is together with Saturn at the Galactic center. This point will be revisited with the new moon on the 18th.

This full moon is the only super moon of the year, when the moon is closest to the earth at full phase and will appear larger than normal. This full moon carries with it Mercury stationed to retrograde who is together with Saturn at the Galactic center. This point will be revisited with the new moon on the 18th.

The full moon between Sagittarius and Gemini is a time of revisiting your thoughts and beliefs. This is a great weekend to connect with others that are interested in exploring ideas with gusto and willingness to develop concepts that can be put into action for the betterment of local communities or beyond. It is also a great weekend to get away on a spiritual retreat as Neptune is part of the mix shining its vibe with a desire to merge with the infinite. Music and parties are certainly going to be plenty, with the Sagittarian Centaur in full swing of imbibing in earthly pleasures. In fact this is strong throughout the month. This full moon has been called the Full Cold Moon, Full long nights moon, Oak Moon, and the moon before Yule.

Mercury retrograde the day of the full moon can bring pause to travel plans.  Mercury conjunct Saturn on the 4th 5th and 6th can have a serious time in deciding  what to do, where to go, or what to buy. For those in the University setting it is a tough cram time. When exams are in the mix, skipping the study or required effort is a sure bet for unhappy marks.  As for other results from exams, health, and such, the first week in December can result is funny numbers, with Neptune strong and Mercury retrograde test results are nearly guaranteed to be requested again. As for signing up for health insurance or other binding legal papers Mercury Saturn suggest to think it through very carefully before you sign the dotted line and hand over your hard earned cash.

Mercury, Saturn, Venus and Uranus will be the void planets this month (with a day and a half given to Mars). Mercury at the start of the month ends the day with the mind working overtime seeking knowledge and truth, Saturn from the 6th to the 19th leaves us second guessing if we are making the right choices, and from the 20th to the 25th Venus takes center stage for the void position sending us to sleep with happy thoughts, and from the 25th to the New Year Uranus takes over and our true selves emerge to let loose.

Jupiter will trine Neptune for the first time since July of 2013, due to the nature of the transits the trine was completed only once that year, Dec 2017 is the first of 3 Jupiter Neptune trines, with the second happening in May of 2018 and the third in August 2018. The December trine will give us a hint of how to access the nature of Jupiter in Scorpio with Neptune in Pisces. This is an extremely potent time to develop your intuitive skills and further your path along spiritual development. Caution is advised when listening to Gurus who might not be true teachers but more interested in elevating their status.

The Sagittarius new moon at 26 degrees 31 minutes is conjunct the Galactic Center.  According to Philip Sedgewick  “The Galactic Center is  an intense compact radio source and a supermassive black hole at the center  the Milky Way which our sun revolves around. It-* opens up the subconscious mind. This opening asks us to release and forget emotional trauma. Of course, this also means relinquishing your greatest emotional grievances. Perhaps this contributes largely to the popular metaphysical model of cellular reprogramming. Second, IFR blasts open the root chakra in the energy system. This chakra releases the old, regenerates our energy, and lifts us off our duffs with renewed inspiration and a sense of real progress.”  (http://www.philipsedgwick.com)

This is an incredible blessing to forward us to catapult our spiritual progress. Setting your intentions for the Sagittarius new moon will be valuable when you are connecting with the realm of what Sagittarius is all about.

Create affirmations that set a positive vibration for what is important for you.

Consider taking classes or courses in subjects that are of interest.

Reexamine your thoughts and beliefs, let go of prejudice and judgment

Expand your boundaries beyond your comfort zone.

Take a foreign language class or if that seems too formidable check our exotic cuisine.

Plan travels, the more wild and adventurous the better.

Take a journey of the mind, or better yet travel to the amazon with a guide for shamanic healing.

The new moon is trine Uranus and Pallas Athene in Aires giving a send off of encouragement to be true to ones core values. Granted the Sag new moon is a few degrees from Saturn who is at the very last moments of being in Sag, and square Chiron, which brings an emphasis of being serious about having what you want, a plethora of aha moments that bring to the surface the cracks in your life where you feel you have been unfaithful to the truth of your being.

The winter solstice (or summer down under) is the day that the Sun and Saturn form a new cycle. This is the first time in 28 years that the yearly sun Saturn conjunction is in Capricorn and we will have two other conjunctions in January of 2018 and 2019. In essence three chances to set our intentions for accomplishments and long term goals, along with mastering discipline that it will require to do so. Do you want to climb Mount Everest? The time is now to create the routine of exercise that will support you in that goal. How about that home you want? Or a trip around the world? Or the family you want to start? This solstice chart with the sun conjunct Saturn opens the door to help us obtain what we need to have what we want. Venus in the solstice chart is at the same degree that the Sagittarius new moon occupied; this new phase of sun Saturn reflects back to help with the intentions set on the new moon. The moon will be in Aquarius on the day of the solstice, perfect for gathering of friends and celebration of the Yule and Saturnalia. Saturn having moved into Capricorn on the day of the solstice and will spend the next 2 ½ years in the sign tht it rules allows for Saturn to proceed without obastacles. How this will impact you is if you are willing to plan, put forth the effort, and discipline your time to focus on your highest intentions the universe will help you along the way.

Mercury moves direct on Friday the 22nd and last minute shopping for presents shower in rapid motion. Mail seems to come all at once and last minute arraignments for the holidays are confirmed. The moon will move through Aquarius to Gemini from Friday the 22nd to New Years Eve, a time when many people will be on vacation. Saturday and Sunday the 23rd and 24th  and the 25th  moon will float through Pisces; a time that will remind us we are all one and emphasize peace on earth and love to all. Venus shifts into Capricorn on the 25th, respect of others values will save the day at Christmas dinner time with family members that don’t always see eye to eye. Tuesday and Wednesday the moon in fiery Aries can be super busy cramming in trips and events that you love to do.  Thursday and Friday the moon in Taurus life slows down to relax and enjoy, while Saturday and Sunday the 31st with the moon in Gemini is another surge of activity and connecting with friends and fun.

The New Years eve and start of 2018 is with the Moon in Gemini conjunct the fixed star Polaris (Alpha Ursae Minoris in the constellation of Ursa Minor, the Little Bear). Polaris is the celestial North Pole, or the point in space where the earth’s axis intersects the Celestial Sphere. Polaris may be perceived as a focal point of condensed energy connecting our Earth to the  greater cosmos. This is a beautiful symbol from which to contemplate our place in the vastness of the universe, and how our light, if only for a brief moment of time we are on the planet, can shine its brightest.

December Astrology 2016

Capricorn Solstice

 

 

 

The year is rushing to the end and at a collective consciousness level preparing for 2017. The cycle of the Sagittarius new moon from November 29th is unfolding throughout the month until the Capricorn new moon on the 29th. There is a strong live have fun atmosphere as well as the desire to peek into the possibilities of what the future might bring.

The theme of the month is friendship and acceptance (not necessarily agreements) of people’s opinions and personal beliefs. There is an amazing amount of grace that can be channeled this month. The universe is setting up the energy for 2017 in the last weeks of 2016.

 

  • In late October (10/23) Jupiter was connected to Neptune, the message of connecting with our spirituality.
  • November 24th Jupiter square Pluto, inspiring to go for it in life.
  • December 24th Saturn trine Uranus, help to manifest the change you want.
  • December 26th Jupiter Opposite Uranus Wild enthusiasm for freedom and independence.

All of these combinations will be playing out in 2017, therefore your meditations, thoughts, and ideas that you are contemplating in December will be extremely important. This is definitely a time to heed the old saying, “be careful what you wish for”. If you consciously set your intentions for what you want to have unfold in 2017 there is great support from the universe to guide you in helping you make it happen.

On the second of December Mercury moves into Capricorn where it will spend the next 6 weeks due to the retrograde that begins of the 19th.  Might want to make sure you keep your receipts for your xmas gifts since the retrograde goes through the holiday week. Lots of returns probable.

venus aquarius

venus aquarius

Venus moves into friend loving Aquarius on the 7th in the sign that Mars has been hanging out it; this brings joy in gathering with friends new and old. The full moon on the 13th is a beautiful harmonious inspiration that is teaching us to be with what is, and in doing so we are able to flow into a direction towards more happiness and success. This does go back to the new moon vibe of developing your spiritual side and releasing judgment. Once accomplished the resistance in life disappears and miracles can show up.

The full moon of Gemini is another precursor of the wave of 2017 with 5 planets in harmonious connections with each other in air and fire signs.  This is quite unusual and when you allow your mind to imagine and connect with your hearts passion the inspiration and motivation you need to create your destiny is supported by invisible help from universal source.

The day that Mercury shifts retrograde, (19th)  Mars moves into Pisces where it reflects how easy it can be to scatter ones energy, make promises to meet up with friends, help out those in need and then find oneself over committed and exhausted. Keeping promises to a minimum and extra time allowed to get places alleviates the stress. Feed Mars in Pisces with uplifting music, meditation, and yoga. Mercury stops just short of Pluto before it turns away, carrying with it the desire to think deeply about the important issues of life.

The winter solstice on the 21st heralds the return of the sun, the longest night of the year is over and the light begins to grow once again. (Of course it’s flipped for down unders.)

Capricorn New Moon

The last week of December is perhaps the most significant as the planetary harmony is given a huge lightning bolt boost with Saturn, Uranus and Jupiter in agreement supporting change in a way that is real and authentic. In addition the New moon in Capricorn on the 29th has an extra jolt of power to create as that is the same day that Uranus, the planet of sudden change is at its strongest position of the year.

new year astroNew Year’s Eve is spectacular to celebrate with friends and the moon and Venus are sharing space in the sign of Aquarius, a reminder that in the end, our connections and true friendship is what matters most.

 

 

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2016

New moon rituals for manifestations.

Capricorn New Moon and Solstice

The new moon in Capricorn is especially significant this year as it is on the day of the solstice. The solstice energy is connected to a symbol of universal knowledge. A deep desire to know more and to explore a set of principles and truth to live by will be present. The shadow side of this is that individuals can use their faith as a justification to harm others. Yet the purpose is for us to find our inner faith and truth and live by our highest principles.

 

Each new moon brings an opportunity to focus our intention to manifest that which we want to create in our life. When we are in the Capricorn cycle the universe is bringing messages for us to embody the gifts and qualities that are inherent in the sign of Capricorn, working towards something that is meaningful and patience towards the steps needed to achieve the task.

 

This new moon in Capricorn is our opportunity to master fear and procrastination. It is the time to be conscious of your goals with purpose and to look towards your future while working productively in the present.

 

During the Capricorn cycle we are given the opportunity to eliminate any shame or guilt from past actions or regrets of not doing something. It is the month to master time and learn how to use time wisely.

 

 

What the planets are asking:

1.) Master the principles of time management.

2.) Respect all living creatures and the planet.

3.) Life your life as what you want to be known for.

4.) Conduct yourself in such a way that no one can harm your reputation.

5.) Set and keep boundaries with kindness yet being firm.

6.) Acknowledge your responsibilities and embrace them as a choice.

7.) Eliminate resentment and guilt.

8.) Cultivate patience, know that the day by day work you do are steps on a path, and that path leads you to a destination that you want.

9.) When obstacles or difficulties happen know that it is how you respond to them that makes the difference in inner peace.

 

Listen to your inner voice for suggestions on how to master these Capricorn principles.

 

 

Each new moon in the different signs have special significance to bring forward the gifts of that sign. Every year there is a new element of the new moons as the other planets are in different positions, helping to surge the energy for growth

 

 

How to work with the energy of the new moon.

 

  • Set your intentions for the New Year.
  • Create a vision board for your wishes.
  • Create healthy boundaries around you.
  • Reconnect with relationships that are filled with mutual respect.
  • Fearlessly enter the realm of what you fear and release old patterns.
  • Let go of past hurts and resentments.
  • Acknowledge time passing, vow to make your time count.
  • Honestly evaluate where you are stuck and free yourself from bondage to materialism that does not reflect your true self, longings or values.
  • Eliminate the shoulds and suppose to’s and have to’s in life to reorient your life. time, and finances to an authentic reflection of your life’s purpose.

 

 

Welcome the the Sagittarius New Moon.
How to work with the energies of the New Moon in Sagittarius
Working with the new moon cycles is a chance to reconnect with what you are intending for you life once a month. With the Sagittarius New Moon it is about all things Sagittarius; learning, traveling, beliefs, education, training, teaching.
1) Dream big, write down your dreams and what you want to be, have and do.
2) Take out a big map of the world and plan for an adventurous trip.
3) Expand your horizons, learn something new about a different culture.
4) Sign up for a course.
5) Eliminate negative beliefs and replace with positive affirmations.
6) Try out new exotic food.
7) Take a trip.
8) Share your ideas with someone who is hungry for knowledge.
9) Be confident, examine your beliefs and know your deepest truths.
10) Take a risk, honor your life and follow your path with confidence.

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