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The big event, long awaited by Scorpios and those with planets in Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius, occurs on December 23 when Saturn enters the sign of Sagittarius. He brings a new list of lessons for all of us and puts the pressure to behave and do it the right way to Sagittarians, Geminis, Virgos, and Pisces, and to those with important planets in those signs. He will test your beliefs and skewer your rigid views on politics, religion, and international events.
Jupiter turns retrograde for the first time since he entered Leo last July. It’s time to review the advances you’ve made, especially in your artistic work and in your romance.
Tension builds as Pluto and Uranus square off close to the Sun of the USA chart. Mars ups the ante and pushes the conflict between the status quo and the desire for change.
December 1 – Moon in Aries. The month starts off like a horse bolting out of the starting gate. It’s a good day to get things done, as there’s plenty of energy to keep you going. You won’t let anything stop you as you gallop along at an even pace. You don’t have the patience to wait for or pander to anyone else.
December 2 – Moon in Aries. Keep going and use today to put your ideas in motion. It’s the day to start projects and apply for a new job or send in an application. Do what will help advance your career or lifestyle. You have the courage to be bolder than usual and the confidence to sell yourself. Keep your anger in check though.
December 3 – Moon in Taurus. Today is a good day to start your holiday shopping. You’ll do best when you can see and touch the items you want to purchase. Take advantage of these last two days when Mars is in the sign of Capricorn and giving you good concentration and patience to take the next step on your long-range plan. It’s a day to indulge yourself and eat your no-no foods.
December 4 – Moon in Taurus. Venus and Jupiter make you lucky and generous so those around you are also lucky. You can do smart things to increase and secure your money. The Sun and Uranus want you to be flexible as they offer opportunities that are outside your imagination. Mars enters Aquarius tonight and you become a bit more idealistic and less practical.
December 5 – Moon in Gemini. Thinking and communication become more important than doing. It’s a good day to have meetings and share ideas. Write out your thoughts and take a move towards getting what you write published. The Sun and Chiron join hands to help you heal old wounds. Make amends to others and to yourself.
December 6 – Moon in Gemini. Today’s full moon will stimulate your mind. It is a good time for learning something new and enrolling for a course of study. Try taking classes online. Shop for books, ereaders, magazine subscriptions, and videos. Visit siblings and friends who feel like family. Participate in a group mediation and/or yoga class. Do breathing exercises.
December 7 – Moon VC Gemini, enters Cancer 12:34 pm. Enjoy the morning papers and news programs. You’ll feel the pull of home and family in the afternoon making it a good day to do any home repair or final preparations for Winter. Bake cookies and other homemade gifts. Gather the family for a big dinner.
December 8 – Moon in Cancer. Jupiter turns into retrograde motion and begins to reduce the tension you’ve felt about who you are. You’ll be sensitive to the clues and hints that rise from your unconscious. The Sun and Mercury meet and show you the way to put your thoughts into action. You can synthesize your ideas and form a creative way to act on them.
December 9 – Moon in Cancer, VC from 7:14 pm until 10:14 pm when it enters Leo. Shop for cookware, order food baskets, linens and sheets, and anything for the house and kitchen. Use your intuition to understand any sticking points you encounter in your dealings with people. Don’t be hurt by other’s blunt words.
December 10 – Moon in Leo. Venus enters Capricorn to give you some fiscal restraint on your holiday shopping. She insists that you buy things of value that will be of use. You are feeling generous and can get a majority of shopping done today and tomorrow, especially for toys and gifts for the kids. It’s a day to be happy and help others feel good.
December 11 – Moon in Leo. Use the optimism, enthusiasm, and confidence that this fiery day brings to do something big. Be bold and take giant steps to create a bright future. Bring this feeling of creative excitement into your work environment. Stay in the moment as you make today a day to remember.
December 12 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 10:19 am. Clean up any mess made by the exuberance of the last couple of days. Mercury flows with Jupiter and the words pour out of your mouth and hands. You could waste this energy in conversation and idle chatter or you could harness it and write what’s been percolating inside your mind.
December 13 – Moon in Virgo. You’ll be organized and can follow down your list and get most of the shopping done today. Shop for useful items like tools, vacuum cleaners, washers and dryers, gadgets, communications devices, computers and printers. You have the focus to find the best prices. Make plans for Winter escapes.
December 14 – Moon in Virgo, VC 9:11 pm. It’s one of those lucky days when the Sun and Jupiter dance together and give you pathways for opening up your life. Think of expanding like a balloon. Do something that is out of bounds and beyond your comfort level and see how good it feels to do it. It’s a good day to face fears.
December 15 – Moon in Libra. Uranus and Pluto have another meeting and show you issues that are still unresolved. You have to look at your need for freedom and spontaneity vs. the security and stability of being within a structured environment. You have to face that you can’t go back and have to stay aware and be ready to move as things crumble around you.
December 16 – Moon in Libra. Yesterday should have shown you which relationships need to be nurtured and which ones to be ended. Call someone you’re not speaking to and make peace. Today is a good day for office parties and social celebrations. Mercury enters Capricorn to make your thinking more precise and logical.
December 17 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 9:52 am. You want to have the next few days to yourself. Pick a project that you feel passionately about and go do it. Tell people you’re very busy. Try to come to terms with any underlying anxiety that disturbs you. You can offer good psychological advice to friends in distress.
December 18 – Moon in Scorpio. You’ll feel more measured and less extravagant when you shop today. Buy knives, security cameras and alarm systems, books on psychology, lingerie and sex toys. Let of any power struggles you are involved in. Don’t let emotions overwhelm you and stay centered.
December 19 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 4:11 pm until 4:55 pm when it enters Sagittarius. Finish up the week’s work and put things in order so next week runs smoothly without much effort. You don’t want to be interrupted so put up the do not disturb signs, both literal and metaphorical. Once you leave work you won’t want to look back so do as much as you can.
December 20 – Moon in Sagittarius. Venus is busy on this last full day of Scorpio. She wants you to take sudden action and break free from the restraints that your love life puts on you. You have to balance your need for hot passion vs. the value that a commitment gives you. Shop today, not tomorrow, for sporting gear and outdoor clothing.
December 21 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC from 7:35 am until 8:25 pm. The Sun enters Capricorn at 6:03 pm. Uranus stops and turns around to start going forward. This is a big day of transition with unstable energy and it’s best to let the day lead and not try to follow an agenda. Put aside anything where you value the outcome until tomorrow. Get out and do some winter sports.
December 22 – Moon in Capricorn. Get the whole week’s work done today. You also need to do tomorrow’s important tasks. Today is the last day with Saturn in Scorpio. It’s a good day to end something and admit where you must give up since you can’t get around the obstacles. It’s a serious day and one best spend doing significant work, both the inner and outer kind.
December 23 – Moon VC Capricorn, enters Aquarius 9:52 pm. Saturn enters Sagittarius 11:33 am. Take the day off if you can. You won’t get much done. There’s a big energy shift happening as Saturn moves from a water sign to a fire sign. It will rock the foundations of your belief system. Be careful with Christmas trees and lights and other potential fire hazards.
December 24 – Moon in Aquarius. This may be the year when you change the way you do the holidays as you invent new traditions. This is not a warm fuzzy, remembering the childhood joys kind of moon. You’re more apt to feel impatient with routine and opt for the electronic light up tree rather than the green kind. It’s a thoughtful day.
December 25 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 10:11 am. You may have to make an effort to be affectionate with the relatives you don’t really like. Mercury meets up with Pluto to dredge up truthful but uncomfortable facts. Be tactful and deflect conversation to more appropriate topics. Have a wonderful day and a Merry Christmas.
December 26 – Moon in Pisces. You feel more of the holiday spirit today. Extend the good will and visit shut ins and elderly friends and relatives who can’t get out. Bring some joy to a nursing home or hospital and bring gifts you’ve received that you want to pass on. Make your year-end donations for 2014 tax credits. Find time to just sit and appreciate all you have.
December 27 – Moon in Pisces, VC 10:44 am. Let go of any schedule or even plans you might have made. Today is a day to coast and glide and do what calls to you. It’s a good time to take a yoga or mediation workshop. It’s a great day to give yourself permission to do nothing. Be as flexible as you can to glean the most enjoyment out of the day.
December 28 – Moon in Aries. You’re ready to get out on your own and work off some of the energy that you built up over the holiday. Play with your new toys. The Moon and Saturn are in fire signs and give you plenty of energy to charge ahead. You need to do something new and not routine. You need some excitement.
December 29 – Moon in Aries, VC 7:46 pm. Keep active and try to burn off some calories. It will be hard to stay still, so keep on the go. You can put your new ideas into action and start a project. This is the day to do the things you’ve put off doing. You will be impatient but think before you act, if you can, when you encounter obstacles.
December 30 – Moon in Taurus. If you are in the mood for shopping, you’ll find some great bargains. Review your financial situation and see what you want to change for the coming year. Your thinking on this matter is sound and practical. Give more donations to charities. Invite friends over, or to go out, for a big dinner, to thank them for their friendship.
December 31 – Moon in Taurus. The year comes to a close in a down to earth and sensuous fashion. The last contact the moon makes is with Jupiter, telling you to forget your diet and indulge yourself as you celebrate, even though you will have to pay for it tomorrow. Buy a new plant to symbolize the New Year.
All text by Arlan Wise, Astrologer
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