This week is terribly intense. Many of us are spending time with family and loved ones. Exercise patience and kindness in all your encounters.
Keep in mind that everyone is fighting their own battles and doing the best they can. Please be kind, please listen to others. Explore the levels of compassion that you can reach. This is what is needed this holiday season. Kindness, compassion, and love.

Monday, December 23, 2013:

The moon remains in practical hard-working Virgo throughout the day on Monday reminding us (as though we need a reminder!) to pay attention to the details, to finalize all that needs to be ‘wrapped-up’ over the next few days.
At 5:12 AM EST MERCURY dutifully follows the SUN into CAPRICORN bringing our thoughts into line with the seriousness of our current path. We are ready to take the discipline of our thinking/minds into consideration as we look with clarity and maturity at the path ahead.
We now see beyond this holiday season, and are aware of the serious work ahead. Our thinking is ready to enter a serious phase of ambition and hard work. No matter how much we enjoy the holidays it may be a struggle to get through the next few days. Keeping our minds on the present moment may require a bit more discipline and attention than usual. Do not use the holiday (or being on vacation) as an excuse to neglect your meditation practice. It is more important this week than you know!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013:

Again on Tuesday we are in a practical emotional state with the MOON STILL IN VIRGO.  However, this is probably not the best day for accomplishment as there is a fog descending, and a dreaminess lurking, around the surface of our lives today. (SUN SEXTILE NEPTUNE) Look back at late February 2013. What was the dream, or the ideal, that was somehow put into motion, or conceived of at that time? Now is not the time to reinvigorate that idea, but to consider what you have learned from that dream, what new level of understand you now have of that ideal. Embrace what you have learned and move forward. Something from that time is ready to be released in a positive way. You should have a much deeper understanding of your ideal vision and how to get there .
Tuesday ends on a sweet note with the MOON TRINE VENUS moving us forward with pleasure as we fall asleep tonight, with many of us, looking forward to the joy of Christmas morning. Those of us who do not celebrate this day can look forward to a very special day when the world around us is so very quiet. Enjoy the quiet. Enjoy a day when there are no expectations, you can sleep until noon and watch movies all day!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013:

Many of you are celebrating Christmas on Wednesday. I’m sorry to say that this day may not feel like the light-hearted day we would wish for, so let’s seek out the best in the day.
The MOON ENTERS LIBRA while we sleep. We all want to be on our very best behavior. We seek ways to employ diplomacy,  peace, and goodwill with whoever we are spending the day with.
You could be in for a significant surprise today! Let’s aspire for it to be a surprise of wonder and inspiration! Let’s look back in time to the end of March 2013. What began at that time? (Mars conj. Uranus) Was there something that happened suddenly or unexpectedly? Was there a surprise or an inspiration that came into your life in the Spring time? Now look at that situation, see how it is fully expressed. Whatever was planted is in full bloom; creative expression is released!
With MARS OPPOSES URANUS at 3:33AM EST. there could be radical action taken, or some sudden occurrence. If you have any significant planets between seven and 10° of cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn) take note. Anticipate anxiety, excitement, and stress today; it could be of a good variety, or it could be difficult.
Wednesday is also the THIRD QUARTER MOON, even as she is connecting with the infamous Uranus Pluto Square. Consider your activities over the past three weeks and be prepared to make adjustments as you move forward.
Given the importance of this day for so many, even if we don’t celebrate Christmas there is a lot of heavy emotion attached to this day gathered simply from living in this culture. This year the energies are not simple. Take this information as a suggestion to be extra aware and extra kind to everyone you encounter. Very few are having the simple day of fun, excitement and pleasure that we would wish for. Go out of your way to listen to others, to offer kindness, and to help show compassion as needed.

Thursday, December 26, 2013:

On Thursday the MOON continues through LIBRA allowing us to clean up any issues that may have complicated our day on Wednesday. We may need to put effort into creating and maintaining a peaceful environment, a diplomatic attitude, and assisting others in seeing difficult issues from a more expansive perspective.  
Early in the morning before we awaken MERCURY SEXTILE NEPTUNE. This is a continuation of the energies we talked about for Tuesday.  We continue to reevaluate a dream that has been with us for a period of time, it is time to adjust to some changes in our own thinking since the dream began. Our minds may not be as clear as we would like them to be, but if we relax into a space of with an open mindedness without expectation there is the possibility of great inspiration. Think of the adjustments now that can bring the dream to fruition.  

Friday, December 27, 2013:

The MOON IN LIBRA ends on a sweet note early this morning as she connects to VENUS shortly before entering SCORPIO at 8:58AM EDT. There may be issues from the past few days that need to be delved into a little more deeply. Look deep without getting lost in the depths as that could end up looking a lot like depression. Ask questions that you normally wouldn’t ask and accept the answers you get. Look deeply for what is underneath the behavior which you see on the surface. What is beneath the surface behavior may not have anything to do with what you had assumed. Look beneath the surface of your own behavior as well and do this with honest clarity.

Saturday, December 28, 2013:

Here we are! This Saturday is smack in-between Christmas and New Years. The MOON IS IN SCORPIO throughout the day making pleasant aspects to both PLUTO and JUPITER. Your emotional nature is likely to go very deep and also to seek expansion; we want to connect deeply.
As we come to the evening the energy shifts as the SCORPIO MOON connects with SATURN, now it is best that we take time alone to go inward. This has been a stressful week; time with yourself to settle into the changing elements of your life is a very good idea.
The SCORPIO MOON encourages us to examine what is hidden beneath the surface, to reach deep levels of intensity, to search out what is buried in the darkness. Scorpio seeks to transform what is hidden in the darkness into something rich and powerful…. like compost!
Saturday evening may be a bit rough on relationships of all kinds. We can all be touchy and irritable.  Take time alone, go inward, go deep. If you are not able to be alone, be extra kind to others.

Sunday, December 29, 2013:

The next few days bring us to a great amount of intensity, as we start playing around in that URANUS SQUARE PLUTO land once again! Early, early this morning (shortly after midnight) the SUN CONJUNCT MERCURY at 7° CAPRICORN. Our thoughts and ambitions are highlighted, enlivened, and warmed. We want what we want and we struggle to be understood. The MOON IS VOC for a short period of time between 8:55AM EST and when she enters SAGITTARIUS at 12:36 PM EST. This shift in emotional energy should lighten our load but there are other complications.  Shortly thereafter MERCURY comes to SQUARE URANUS at 8° Capricorn @ 3:48PM EST.  Intensity, sudden inspiration, and unusual thoughts ideas or communications can be anticipated.  Intensification comes to the mind and the mind come to intensity! Unexpected things could be said, unusual thoughts may arise!
If you are still spending holiday time with family watch what you say, keep an eye on your words, don’t let them slip out unexpectedly. Keep awareness of your thoughts and what you say.  It would be easy today to say things you could regret. Give as much slack as possible to others who may not think before opening their mouths.
As we reach toward the New Moon on January 1st we encounter the Sun connecting with both Uranus (Monday, December 30) and Pluto (Wednesday, January 1st).
These next days are terribly intense take care, be kind, work with intense and transformative energies, keep your heart open, expect the unexpected!

* In my weekly reports I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit 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 it’s VOC time, as that aspect holds it’s influence throughout the VOC*
The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
*VOC (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.