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
As the Moon waxes full in Gemini this first weekend of December (exact on Friday night in the Southern hemisphere and Saturday morning in the Northern), try to tune in to your own unconscious ambitions. What are you in the process of becoming? Has there been an obsessive dream that has followed you for years? Something which you might not yet have shared with anyone but hope will come to pass in the future? Allow this dream to bubble up to the surface and begin to take form over the next few weeks. Travel and study are hovering over you, and there is the cement to make this work if you’re willing to put the discipline in.
And for those of you born the 12th to the 15th of February, May, August and November, feel the expansion of that which is at the core of your being, and recognize abundance when you see it! Keep rooted while you reach for the stars.
Thank you for all your support during 2014… and wishing you an inspiring and joyous 2015!
May the Sun shine upon you,
“Let us lift up our eyes to the heavenly hills and see in the starry portents the promise of guidance and strength.
Let us answer the call of the heavens with joyous gestures. Let our reactions be inspired to bring from the depths within the nobility of our soul to impress its inherent greatness and beauty upon every passing word and deed.
Then our world will be filled with blessings and we shall be a blessing to the world.”
—Llewellyn George (1876-1954)