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Sun Flowers in Winter


Monday, December 18, 2023

Today, with the Moon in Pisces, there is a heightened sense of emotional sensitivity and intuitive awareness. Pisces, a mutable water sign, encourages a dreamy, idealistic, and imaginative atmosphere. People may find themselves more attuned to their feelings and the subtle energies around them. It’s a time when creative pursuits, spiritual practices, and introspection can be particularly rewarding. The compassionate nature of Pisces may increase your empathy and connection with others. This is a great time to develop a greater understanding of emotional nuance.

At 9:28 am EST, Mercury (retrograde) forms a lovely trine aspect with Jupiter. Despite Mercury being in a state of apparent backward motion (retrograde), the trine with expansive Jupiter suggests an optimistic influence. Pay attention to opportunities that involve revisiting past ideas or plans. These opportunities will allow for a fresh perspective on the past as well as growth for the future. Communication is more open and insightful, making it a favorable day for problem-solving and collaborative efforts. Given Mercury’s retrograde motion, do be mindful of the potential for misunderstandings, and approach new ventures with a balanced mix of enthusiasm and caution.

The back side of piers in Wintertime


Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Today begins with the Moon continuing through Pisces, forming a conjunction with Neptune at 9:07 am EST. This deepens subtle emotional currents and invites a reflective and intuitive approach. Spend time on creative pursuits, engage in introspective practices, and notice the subtle realms of emotion.

At 1:40 pm EST, the Moon enters its first quarter square phase, marking a pivotal point in the lunar cycle. This phase serves as a practical checkpoint, urging us to take action on intentions set during the Sagittarius New Moon on December 12th. It is time to assess progress, make necessary adjustments, and actively pursue the goals initiated at the New Moon.

At 5:47 pm EST, the Moon enters the assertive cardinal fire sign of Aries. This shift brings fresh dynamic energy, emphasizing a proactive and dynamic approach to whatever you are involved with. The Aries Moon encourages initiative and courage, making it a great time to pursue personal aspirations with vigor.

The back side of piers in Wintertime


Wednesday, December 20, 2023

With the Moon in Aries today, the atmosphere is charged with fiery and assertive energy. Aries, a cardinal fire sign ruled by Mars, brings initiative and enthusiasm to the day. This is a day when you want to take the lead and pursue your desires with vigor. Folks are prone to quick decision-making and spontaneous action.

We are driven by a pioneering and dynamic spirit. Our need for independence and self-expression is heightened, making it important to find a balance between assertiveness and consideration for others.

The ultimate task of Aries is the development of courage. Embrace your inner warrior, leader, and pioneer. Initiate projects, assert your boundaries, and embrace a more adventurous approach to the world around you. Be bold as you take center stage.

Low tide


Thursday, December 21, 2023

The day begins with Mercury (retrograde) forming a harmonious sextile aspect to Saturn at 7:33 am EST. This supports clarity of mind, practical thinking, and ease of communication or planning. Despite the retrograde motion of Mercury, the sextile to Saturn provides a stabilizing influence, enabling us to revisit past ideas or projects with a disciplined and practical mind.

The Moon spends the bulk of the day in Aries, keeping our emotions hot and assertive.  At 9:50 pm EST, the Moon shifts into Taurus, inviting our focus to turn to creature comforts and a desire for stability.

At 10:27 pm EST, the winter solstice occurs, marking a crucial point in the year. This astronomical event symbolizes the gradual return of light in the northern hemisphere. It’s a time to acknowledge the cyclical nature of life and to embrace the promise of increasing daylight as we move towards the renewal of spring. This marks one of the most important celestial events of the year as the Sun enters Capricorn. In the Northern Hemisphere, this signals the Winter Solstice as we truly step into Winter.

The winter solstice is an astronomical event that occurs annually, marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, this is the Summer solstice as they experience the longest day and the shortest night. The solstices result from the tilt of the Earth’s axis and its orbit around the sun. During the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the North Pole is tilted farthest away from the sun. Culturally, historically, and today the winter solstice is celebrated with festivals, rituals, and ceremonies. These celebrations are tied to the rebirth of the sun, the promise of longer days, and the return of warmth.

As the Sun shifts into this cardinal earth sign, it turns our attention toward practicality, discipline, and a focus on long-term projects and goals. Capricorn’s energy encourages a grounded and methodical approach, urging us to work steadily towards our ambitions.



Friday, December 22, 2023

As the Moon continues its journey through Taurus our attention is focused on practical matters and matters of the senses. Taurus, the fixed earth sign ruled by Venus, encourages a focus on stability, sensual pleasures, and practical matters. Emotions are likely to be expressed in a deliberate and measured manner, with a great need for comfort and security.

At 1:53 pm EST, the Sun and Mercury (retrograde) form a conjunction. This is the inferior conjunction when Mercury passes between Earth and the Sun.

As the Sun and Mercury come together, the need for reflection and reassessment is emphasized. Reconsider plans, review communication, and gain insights into any challenges that have emerged since Mercury began its retrograde on December 13th.

While Mercury retrograde is often associated with communication hiccups and delays, the conjunction with the Sun brings focused and illuminating energy, allowing for a deeper understanding of the lessons and opportunities that have presented themselves. This allows us to integrate newfound wisdom and adjust course as needed before Mercury resumes its direct motion on January 1, 2024.

Low tide


Saturday, December 23, 2023

In the early hours of the morning, Mercury, in its retrograde motion, backtracks into Sagittarius, inviting us to revisit inspiration that may have been temporarily left behind. To understand that inspiration, look to the house that Sagittarius occupies in your natal chart. This is the area of your life associated with adventure, learning, and a quest for meaning.

As Mercury retraces its steps in Sagittarius, it prompts a search for inspiration and wisdom that has been overlooked or neglected. Reconnect with the passions and knowledge that light you up in this area of your life.

The Moon continues its journey through Taurus, adding a stabilizing and sensual undertone to the day. Taurus encourages a focus on comfort, practicality, and a connection with the senses. As the Moon transits through Taurus, move toward what brings you pleasure and security. Find joy in what is simple and uncomplicated.

Low Tide


Sunday, December 24, 2023

Emotional energies shift as the Moon enters Gemini at 3:15 am EST. Gemini is the mutable air sign ruled by Mercury. This offers a light and communicative atmosphere, encouraging curiosity, social interaction, and mental stimulation. You may find that you are more adaptable and open to other’s ideas and perspectives in your approach to the day’s activities.

At 12:27 pm EST, a lovely sextile is formed between the Sun in Capricorn and Saturn in Pisces. The combination of Capricorn’s disciplined and pragmatic nature with Saturn’s influence offers a supportive backdrop for focused efforts and long-term planning. This aspect encourages a balanced approach to personal goals, allowing individuals to blend ambition with practicality. This is a great time to make steady progress toward serious objectives.

Gemini’s adaptability along with Capricorn’s stability provides a well-rounded backdrop for navigating both intellectual and practical pursuits.


Simple Meanings of the 12 Houses

  • 1st House (House of Self): Represents personal identity, physical appearance, how others perceive you, as well as the energy that calls you forward
  • 2nd House (House of Possessions): Focuses on personal resources, finances, material possessions, and your self-worth
  • 3rd House (House of Communication): Governs communication, siblings, short trips, and your immediate environment
  • 4th House (House of Home): Concerns regarding your home, family, roots, ancestry, and emotional foundation
  • 5th House (House of Creativity): Relates to self-expression, romance, creativity, children, and pleasure
  • 6th House (House of Routines): Deals with day-to-day routines, health, personal self-care, daily responsibilities, and service to others
  • 7th House (House of Partnerships): Involves relationships, marriage, business partnerships, and all one-on-one relationships, including open enemies
  • 8th House (House of Transformation): Focuses on shared resources, other people’s values, shared intimacy, the management of boundaries, and powerful transformation
  • 9th House (House of World-View): Relates to higher understanding, long-distance travel, education, philosophy, and religion
  • 10th House (House of Career): Relates to your career, vocation, public image, reputation, and worldly aspirations.
  • 11th House (House of Community): Governs community, like-minded Others, social networks, and those who support your goals and aspirations
  • 12th House (House of Deep Knowing): Deals with the subconscious mind, spirituality, hidden knowing, retreat from the world