It’s the holiday season!
Social interactions have been feeling on the intense side of late. And there’s been a fair share of frustration when trying to complete tasks. From December 1st things will lighten up considerably to get us into the festive mood. The energy builds throughout the month as we come increasingly under influences which ask us to kick back, relax, and let things flow.
Try to stop treating time as if it’s linear – it isn’t – and this is the best month to experiment with this concept yourself. Be open to several possible outcomes as you move through your day. Use December 9th as your seasonal “reset” – an opportune time for bodywork/healing/nature.
You might be feeling a little concerned about your budget right now. It’s indeed wise to consider (from the Latin ‘considerare’, ‘to examine the stars’) before you spend. Current planetary aspects make spending easy because everything appears to have a rose-tinted hue to it. Take note, dear readers! This feeling of expansive generosity will not last into the New Year so pause before you shop, shop, shop.
And it’s a good time to recall that this season is not about shopping. It’s the time to gather the clans during the darkest time of the year and give thanks that from this day forward the light of the Sun will increase. The winter solstice takes place in the northern hemisphere on December 21. This is a wonderful week for sharing joy, laughter, and warmth. Allow some time for serious reflection and a walk in the woods – planetary patterns from late December suggest the ability to work with ambitious plans for structuring the year ahead.
May the Sun shine upon you,
ASTRO-PLANNER DECEMBER 2017
December 1: Venus leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius helping us to lighten up
December 3: Full Moon at 11 degrees of Gemini; your best party night is December 2 as the Moon waxes full
December 5: Mercury turns retrograde conjunct Saturn; avoid taxing thoughts and emotional heaviness – retreat under a cozy blanket if you can!
December 9: Mars leaves Libra for Scorpio – channel the increasingly strong energies for action into exercise and healing, avoid self-flagellation or physical burnout
December 16: Another good holiday party day with the Moon in Sagittarius
December 18: New Moon at 26 degrees of Sagittarius – plant your fresh intentions for the month
December 20: Saturn leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn
December 21: Winter solstice; Sun leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn