The holiday season is at full throttle as we start the third week of December 2012 and head into the end of the year. The waxing Moon in Aquarius switches to dreamy Pisces Monday evening, bringing a calm to the early part of the work week. But be prepared for the first bump in the road of this lunar cycle come Wednesday thanks to a late in Pisces First Quarter Moon. We end the week with the return of the Sun also known as the Winter Solstice/Yule (I always wondered what Yule was when I was a kid–it’s the Winter Solstice). It’s the week before Christmas and Chanukkah is already underway–lots to do, so let’s get busy!
Sunday 16 December 2012 (2 Stars): This two star day begins with an early morning sextile between the Moon and Mercury at 2:03 AM (Note: all times indicated in this blog are PST); best for insomniacs and college students cramming for tests, most West coast folks will be sound asleep when this one drops. We will also miss the square between the Moon and Saturn at 3:27 AM, however we may fall prey to sleeplessness due to financial worries or other relationship/business drama. Remember to take your sleep enhancers (lavender essential oil, sleep mask, sound mp3s and melatonin with you before you turn in Saturday evening.)
Good news, lucky breaks and other signs of good fortune will be in the air when the Moon trines Jupiter at 5:38 AM; just don’t let your good fortune have you counting your eggs before they hatch–as evidenced by the Venus-Neptune square at 10:25 AM. Best to be conservative in your expectations for now.
Moon in Aquarius colors: all shades of blue, but especially electric blue, ultramarine, neon/fluorescent shades, pink, silver, or turquoise. Crystals: Aquamarine, amethyst, laboradorite, celestite, lapist lazuli or moonstone. Incense/Essential oils: Patchouli, lavender, sandalwood or frankincense.
Monday 17 December 2012 (2 Stars): The Sun sextile to the Sun at 10:11 AM gives rise to creative ideas you’ll want to get moving on in this building up phase of the lunar cycle; make notes to get moving on your hot new ideas at a later time since the Moon is void of course after that last aspect until 4:48 PM when it enters Pisces. The screwy void of course energy is further evidenced by an opposition between Mercury and Jupiter at 11:21 AM; beware of inflated promises from others and try to avoid promising more than you can deliver as well.
Moon in Pisces colors: All shades of blue, purple or green, as well as white or light yellow. Crystals: Amethyst, aquamarine, jade, mother of pearl or coral. Incense/Essential oils: Lavender, sage, honeysuckle or jasmine.
Tuesday 18 December 2012 (2 Stars): The day gets off to an early start with a business like attitude thanks to a Moon-Saturn trine at 7:46 AM; organize messy projects, plan your goals for the day and declutter areas that have long needed your attention. A bit of affirmation or law of attraction works makes good use of a sextile between the Moon and Pluto at 8:34 AM, but be conservative in your expectations and promises when the Moon forms a square to Jupiter at 9:16 AM–no over doing, or huge expectations of anything/anyone at this time. There will will be a roadblock regarding communications projects or issues when the Moon squares Mercury at 12:10 PM; take a time out and work on solitary projects if you can’t get your message through at this time.
Wednesday 19 December 2012 (2 Stars): A breakthrough in love, money or design projects is possible when Venus forms a trine to Uranus at 1:39 PM–woo hoo! Take a late lunch and go for a walk or spend some time at the gym to make use of a sextile between the Moon and Mars at 2:44 PM (this will also help you deal with that ubiquitous bugaboo, holiday stress). Where are your plans for this lunar cycle threatening to jump the tracks–that’s what the First Quarter Moon at 9:19 PM asks (Moon square the Sun; 29 degrees of Pisces). Figure out your new strategy and prepare to get moving on your plans for this cycle at a later date–especially since the Moon is void of course after that last aspect until 11:43 PM at which time it will enter the fiery sign of Aries.
Moon in Aries colors: Red, scarlet, pink, yellow or white. Crystals: Bloodstone, carnelian, coral, amethyst, diamond or garnet. Incense/Essential oils: Cinnamon, frankincense, myrrh, dragon’s blood or musk.
Thursday 20 December 2012 (3 Stars): We’ve got a busy day of aspects beginning with a breakthrough supporting Moon-Uranus conjunction at 8:34 AM; make that phone call, pitch your plan and expect stellar results! Love and money are humming along nicely when the Moon trines Venus at 10:40 AM and remember you’ll want to look your personal best while the Moon transits self oriented Aries. Be prepared for some strong arm tactics from the boss or another VIP when the Moon squares Pluto at 4:51 PM; be prepared to give in to their demands, compromise probably won’t be an option. A ray of sunshine in the form of a Moon-Jupiter sextile at 4:54 PM arrives as we finish the work day; hey if nothing else, the weekend is now looming into view!
Friday 21 December 2012/Winter Solstice (5 Stars): Yule blessings to all as the Sun enters Capricorn at 3:12 AM; we are officially in the waxing part of the Wheel of the Year and Christmas is just a hop, skip and a jump away! You may awaken to an early morning call or jump out of bed with lots of ideas you want to get moving on and this is thanks to a trine between the Moon and Mercury at 4:13 AM–just jot down some notes and go back to sleep! Creatives and mystics get a boost from a Sun-Neptune sextile at 10:49 PM; meditation and creative work of types benefits from this aspect.
Saturday 22 December 2012 (2 Stars): We’re back to the ho-hum two star thing and begin our weekend with a sleep disrupting Moon-Mars square at 4:57 AM; could be harsh words from some quarter are disrupting our sleep. The Moon is void of course until 10:25 AM at which point it enters Taurus. Work on creative projects or plan some meditation to benefit from the sextile between the Moon and Neptune at 12:07 PM. You’ll want to have pen and paper ready to hand to jot down inspiring notes when the Moon trines the Sun at 1:19 PM, but don’t allow holiday traditions to cause you to overspend when Venus opposes Jupiter at 7:50 PM. If funds are tight, bake some cookies or do some craftwork to show those you love how much you care.
And that’s going to do it for this week. Just one more full week left in 2012 and if you think you’d like to take a peek at what 2012 has in store for you, schedule your private Astrology or Tarot consultation with me here. I will see you here next week–don’t forget to share this information with any of your friends or family who might find it useful.
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