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Venus goes into retrograde motion on December 21 – the day of the Winter Solstice. This gives the month a different quality and emphasis. Try to get your shopping done while Venus is still in direct motion. Once she is retrograde, you will see a change in your decision-making and in your sense of style. Try to get your money situation under control and secure before Venus changes direction. She returns to the same sign where retrogrades every eight years, so look back to December 2005-January 2006 to see what is in store for the next six weeks. People emerge from the past and you will encounter unfinished business from that time. Your love, relationships, and finances are all under review. The part of your chart that holds 28 -13 degrees of Capricorn is the area affected. Venus turns direct on January 31.
December 1 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 8:34 pm. The Sun and Chiron take action to urge you to look deep into your psyche and identify, and then discard, what irritates you. Think of it like pulling out a splinter. It’s an emotional day when words spoken in haste can hurt feelings. Try to be generous and forgiving and choose to give rather than take. Tonight is the dark of the moon.
December 2 – Moon in Sagittarius. Today’s new moon gives you an increased responsiveness to inspiration. It’s day to grow on all levels. Make plans for traveling somewhere you’ve never been. Sign up for an online course. Decide how you will continue to educate yourself. Shop for sports equipment, travel books, and airline tickets. Meditate while staring at the flame of a candle.
December 3 – Moon in Sagittarius. You’ll find the right words to express your feelings on important matters. You can ponder the big questions about life and be able to blend different people’s thoughts on the subject and come up with what works for you. Get out and exercise to work off the extra calories from the holiday meals. Get started on a new and vigorous program to stay fit.
December 4 – Moon in Capricorn. It’s a perfect day to take some giant steps towards your next career goal. You’ll want to work as much as you can and get things accomplished. Make decisions that help you grow. Shop for office supplies, clocks and calendars. Upgrade your old equipment and recycle what you can. Take some time to make a plan.
December 5 – Moon in Capricorn. Mercury is now in Sagittarius and is encouraging you to think in terms of the big picture. Let him help you to make a six-month and a five-year business plan. If you need to downsize or reduce your workload, today is a good day to do that. Shop for work clothes, hats, gloves, and scarves for winter wear, and dictionaries.
December 6 – Moon in Aquarius. It’s a good day for meetings and conference calls. Do your online shopping today and tonight since the moon is VC tomorrow, never a good time to shop. Buy electronic items, cameras, books about the future, and gift cards. Look for a community service project that you can join to keep you busy over the winter.
December 7 – Moon VC Aquarius. Today is not a good day for shopping, as you will most likely have to return the items or wonder later on why you bought them. Take today as a personal day to do what you want to do. Read, think, talk with friends, and let your mind have a vacation from work and worries. Mars enters Libra where he will stay for seven months. This puts stress on relationships and partnerships and forces the need to make balance. Mars wants to teach you the skills of mediation and compromise.
December 8 – Moon in Pisces. Take some time today to just chill and relax. Let your mind flow downstream on rivers of daydreams. Create a sacred place in your house for meditation. Shop for tropical fish and fish tanks, dreamcatchers, music, art and photography, books written by spiritual teachers, and CD’s of chanting. Tend to your houseplants.
December 9 – Moon in Pisces. You’ll do best doing what you want to do, if you have the choice. Your intuition will tell you how to proceed to get the best results. It will be hard to stay on task, as you can be easily distracted. Make a donation to a charity as a gift for someone you love. Buy items to give to the food bank. Shop for socks, shoes, boots, and bath oils.
December 10 – Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries 8:06 am. It’s a day for moving fast and being able to make snap decisions. The Sun and Moon are both in fire signs to color the day with enthusiasm. You can sell anyone anything, so use today to promote yourself and your work. Send in applications, apply for a job, and ask for a promotion. Let your uniqueness and originality show.
December 11 – Moon in Aries. Keep going at full speed. You need to move at your own pace and have no patience for waiting for anyone to catch up to you. You need to do things your way, which may be new and unusual but effective. Get the bulk of tomorrow’s work done too. Shop for sports equipment, camping gear, wood stoves, and outdoor clothes. Be sure to get some exercise today.
December 12 – Moon in Aries, VC from 10:37 am until 3:30 pm when it enters Taurus. Work fast and furious in the morning and then take the midday hours for your own needs. It’s a good time to go to the gym if you can get away. Jupiter and Saturn are in agreement and want to aid you in expanding your boundaries but with definition. Dig a well or keep that image in mind as you go through the day – a well lets you use the water by containing it.
December 13 – Moon in Taurus. Today and tomorrow are the very best days of the month to do your holiday shopping. You can find items of value at good prices. You’ll be able to push on and get the shopping done without giving up. Shop for art, art supplies, musical instruments, gardening items, gourmet food, clothing and jewelry. Treat yourself to a special dinner and forget the diet tonight,
December 14 – Moon in Taurus. Shop. Go down your gift list and buy what you need. Don’t put it off to next weekend as once Venus turns retrograde the shopping experience becomes problematic. Try the smaller stores where you can find original hand made items. Shop for those things that please the senses – perfume, music, photographs of nature, soft clothing and blankets, and fine foods.
December 15 – Moon in Gemini. Today is the day to sit down and write holiday cards to friends and family. It will be fun and the right words will appear with no effort letting you make each card one of a kind. You won’t want to sit still for too long so make a list of short tasks that need to be done. Shop for books, e-readers, games, puzzles, and gloves.
December 16 – Moon in Gemini. It’s a great day to do the mental, thinking type work for the week. Have conversations with associates and bounce ideas around. Send out orders. Browse libraries, bookstores, and the Internet for more information that you need. Stay as calm as you can and forgo the extra cup of coffee, you won’t need it today. Your nervous system is being revved up by tomorrow’s full moon.
December 17 – Moon VC Gemini, enters Cancer 1:17 pm. Uranus turns direct and shakes up the energy of the day. He gives you the energy to manifest what has been churning around in your mind. Ride the waves of unexpected events that pop up and surprise you. Stay safe and err on the side of caution. Uranus dances with the full moon in Gemini and opens your mind towards blessings from the Universe.
December 18 – Moon in Cancer. You’ll be thinking about home and family and worrying about your plans for the holidays. Call members of the family to get an idea of who will be where when. Shop at the nursery for greens, and plants to give as presents. Buy foods you need to make homemade gifts. Call Mom and share recipes. Have a holiday meal with your coworkers.
December 19 – Moon in Cancer. Your focus is on the holidays and you want to be home, so do your best at getting through the workday. People are emotional and sentimental so you need to be aware of how your words will hit sensitive spots. Shop for antiques, items to add to people’s collections, picture frames, history books, and dolls. It will feel good to get some cleaning done tonight.
December 20 – Moon in Leo. Today is the last full day of Sagittarius so take advantage of the fiery energy of the day. You’ll feel strong and vital and enthusiastic about life. No one can dampen your passion. You can do a lot of good shopping today in a generous spirit. Buy toys, theater tickets, art supplies, and gold jewelry. Play your favorite sport and find some friendly competition that feels like fun. Have a romantic evening.
December 21 – Moon in Leo. The Sun enters Capricorn at 12:11 pm and Winter begins. Venus turns into retrograde motion at 4:53 pm. This is a transition day when you don’t want to make any important decisions nor do anything that feels permanent. It is a dark day, literally and symbolically. Find a way to celebrate the Solstice, either with a traditional ritual or one you create.
December 22 – Moon in Leo, VC from 8:25 am until 2:19 pm when it enters Virgo. Have fun in the morning. Take the kids out and let them run around. You can get serious in the afternoon when both the Sun and Moon are in earth signs. Your shopping mind turns towards practical presents like kitchen gadgets and other tools and appliances. You’ll be in a mood to clean, recycle, and fix those things that you haven’t yet gotten around to fixing.
December 23 – Moon in Virgo. Tidy up all the details at work so you can go and enjoy the holiday days. Don’t leave anything dangling that can come back to bother you later in the week. Work long and hard today – it’s a good day for it. Shop for office equipment, vacuum cleaners, health foods, diet books, and organizers. Give gifts to the people who work for you.
December 24 – Moon in Virgo. Mercury enters Capricorn where he helps you speak in a professional manner and think in organized patterns. He’ll help you be practical with your last minute shopping. Make sure to give big donations to charities and food banks. Make an extra effort to help someone who needs your assistance so that they can have a nice holiday.
December 25 – Moon in Libra. Mars stands opposite Uranus today and they add an element of surprise to the day. Don’t expect things to go as planned. Stay safe and think before you rush into a dangerous situation and be careful with electricity and fire. Step in to mediate any disputes. The day is overflowing with social energy and you can have a lovely day with friends and family. Merry Christmas.
December 26 – Moon in Libra. Relax and play with your new toys. Give yourself a vacation day away from your worries and concerns. Visit with friends and continue the good will of the holiday. Call up anyone you know who is alone and ask him/her to go out for a meal or to a concert.
December 27 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 8:58 am. You’ll start to feel full of socializing and want to get back to your own stuff. You’ll be processing the emotions that arose during the holiday so you need some time alone. Complete any work that was left undone before the holiday. You can focus and finish. Catch up on your sleep tonight so can you stay healthy.
December 28 – Moon in Scorpio. Today is the day to ponder the deeper meanings of these holidays, which take place in the darkest time of the year. Review the past year and see what you liked about it and what you didn’t like. Plant the seeds of what you want to accomplish for the coming year. You’ll feel both optimistic and pessimistic today.
December 29 – Moon in Scorpio, VC from 8:54 am until 12:37 pm when it enters Sagittarius. Your mood will pick up in the afternoon and you need to get out and do some sports or take a really long walk. The Sun and Mercury meet and give you practical ideas of how to move forward. They will help you plan out your next career and business actions. Unusual thoughts and ideas will enter your mind so don’t ignore them.
December 30 – Moon VC Sagittarius. Let things go and don’t try to stick to any schedule. The Sun and Uranus square off and the result will throw you off course. Embrace the unexpected things that happen today and see them as direction signals pointing you along a more appropriate path. It’s a day to be careful as Mars and Pluto give off explosive, hair trigger energy.
December 31 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 1:01pm. 2013 ends on the dark of the moon, symbolizing a time to finish up and end whatever is outgrown and used up. You’re like a chick getting ready to burst out of its shell. Discard old thoughts to make room for new, revolutionary ones. Make a plan for 2014 that includes the ideas that have been percolating in your brain. Make tonight meaningful in some way.
Arlan Wise Astrology