You can anticipate this week being easier than last week. For one thing, you have likely become a bit accustomed to Mercury’s retrograde motion. That, along with the fact that Mercury has distanced itself a bit from Saturn, brings some much needed relief for everyone.
At the very least, the more challenging issues of your life can be kept at bay as you prepare for the holiday. Don’t let stress in… Relax, enjoy family and friends.
If you are shopping for gifts, remember to shop locally or purchase gifts of art, unusual or crafty items from individual artists and collectors. Check out Etsy!
“There is no measuring with time, no year matters, and 10 years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force it sap and stands confident in the storms of Spring without the fear that after them may come no Summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
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BEAUTY AND CHARM
Monday, December 11, 2017:
Just as the day begins, the Moon enters Libra, making no major aspects to other planets throughout the day. This keeps the emotional energy feeling more purely Libran.
With the Moon in Libra, your attention is on how to create beauty in all areas of your life. You want to make relationships work smoothly, bringing diplomacy and charm to the surface of your connections with others.
When you get to work on Monday morning, you may notice that folks are on their best and most appealing behavior.
This is a great day to join together with co-workers to decorate and create beauty in your work environment. It should be easy to work together as long as someone in the group is able to make decisive decisions.
The challenge of the day may come in the form of indecisiveness, difficulty being as assertive as you may need to be, or finding yourself pulled toward simple self-indulgence.
All in all, this is a day to enjoy.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017:
The ease of Monday’s balanced Libra Moon gives way to more activity and tension on Tuesday. The Moon makes difficult, challenging aspects to both destructive Pluto and inspirational Uranus, requiring you to re-engage with certain tensions from the past.
The adventurous Sagittarius Sun joins with talkative Mercury on Tuesday, placing the focus on your thoughts and communications. You are likely to have a great deal of interactions with others. These conversations and interactions are apt to be a mixed bag. Some may be highly engaging and exciting, even as others are quite difficult or challenging.
Don’t forget for a moment that Mercury is retrograde, make sure you hear what is actually being said rather than what you expect, fear, or desire.
In all your communication with others, make sure to take the high road, show kindness, an open heart, and acceptance.
ENGAGE WITH INTENSITY AND PASSION
Wednesday, December 13, 2017:
Keep in mind that the Moon sets the emotional tone as it moves through the Zodiac and changes signs every 2 ½ days. Paying attention to its passage will help you learn to move with the emotional flow through the course of your life.
At 8:59 AM EST, the Moon enters the penetrating, passionate sign of Scorpio. The Scorpio Moon brings great intensity to the day. You will find yourself more motivated than usual to get to the bottom of whatever you encounter and to understand what is below the surface.
This is also a time to explore the darker, hidden aspects of yourself. Consider the mysteries of life and of any secrets that you hold. Pay attention to the importance of personal integrity. Watch your actions and make sure you are not unconsciously engaged in manipulative tactics.
Go deep. Engage with passion and empowerment alongside profound kindness and powerful understanding.
The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:27 AM EST until she enters Scorpio at 8:59 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.
EMPOWERMENT AND HEALING
Thursday, December 14, 2017:
With the Moon still in deeply intense Scorpio, you are unlikely to be interested in superficial conversations or connections with others. This is a day marked by intensified passion and desire. Emotions are heightened and connections, if they are made at all, run deep.
Some of you may prefer to spend the day in private introspection and even secretive contemplations. However you choose to spend the day, you will want to control the depth and intensity of the narrative.
This deeply private Moon enjoys pleasant conversations with dreamy Neptune, expansive Jupiter, and powerful Pluto. Your connections with others or with yourself will be deeply empowered and potentially healing. Allow depth, passion, and transformation to move you forward on your personal path.
The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:42 PM EST until she enters Sagittarius on Friday at 8:08 PM EST! This is a very long VOC* Moon! Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.
CONSIDER NEW DIRECTIONS
Friday, December 15, 2017:
The Moon stays in Scorpio (and is VOC* all day) until entering Sagittarius at 8:08 PM EST. Nothing you do today will have a big impact on the future… keep that in mind.
At 9:08 AM EST, Mercury retrograde joins with Venus in adventurous Sagittarius, pulling your thoughts, communications, and thinking to issues of beauty, money, and love. The intensity of the Scorpio Moon stands aside to allow your thoughts to go to new adventures and explorations of the mind. This will not be a brand new perspective but a renewed look at past ideas.
You may find yourself thinking about a different direction for your artistic pursuits, how to create more abundance in your finances, or overhauling your love life. Don’t make any permanent decisions on any of these issues with Mercury retrograde. Explore your ideas and set them aside for now. You will have time to come back to these issues and make decisions in March of 2018 when Mercury and Venus come together once more.
If you are looking for a fun night out on the town or with friends, Friday or Saturday will fit the bill. The idealistic Sagittarius Sun forms a lovely trine aspect to innovative Uranus at 6:27 AM EST on Saturday morning. This will be in effect for most of Friday and Saturday. Allow yourself to have fun while exploring new horizons, new ideas, and imagining an entirely new future.
The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) all day until she enters Sagittarius at 8:08 PM EST. This is a very long VOC* Moon! Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.
GAIN A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Saturday, December 16, 2017:
You can anticipate an upbeat, exciting day with both the Sun and the Moon in optimistic Sagittarius on Saturday. To top that off, Uranus forms a positive, flowing trine aspect to the Sun in the morning. This should be an upbeat and unusual day; expect the unexpected in all things.
Anticipate heading to bed on Saturday night with new thoughts and ideas rumbling through your consciousness. The depth of intensity of the past few days is past and you are feeling more positive as you look to new ways of viewing the world. You are ready to take on a new study, a new philosophy, or you simply want to experience freedom and individuation.
You will not respond well to anyone trying to control you at this time. You want to travel, explore new ideas and ways of living. Gather with others, get curious about the way people who are very unlike you, in beliefs and lifestyle, think. Ask questions, gain a new perspective.
OPEN YOUR MIND
Sunday, December 17, 2017:
Sunday is a simple continuation of the theme from Saturday. However, do keep in mind that before you wake on Monday morning, we reach the Sagittarius New Moon!
I will talk about that fully in Monday’s post. Be aware throughout the day that we are in the darkest phase of the Moon. This is a quiet time, even with the Sagittarian focus on exploration.
Allow your exploration to be internally focused. Seek out your own idealistic, philosophical wisdom. Spend time exploring and contemplating on the philosophical values and beliefs of people who are very different from yourself and the culture you grew up in. Open yourself to understanding what seemed foreign to your thinking in the past.
This is a day to break through barriers of tight, inflexible thinking. Open your mind and allow light to flood your awareness.
* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transits between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.