Astrology for the 1st Week of the New Year –
December 31 to January 6, 2019
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This week the Moon moves through Aries, Taurus, Gemini & Cancer. The Moon, representing our emotions and deeper soul being, is moving through the first 4 signs of the Zodiac this week taking us deeper into self-awareness, self-worth, speaking our truth, and nurturing. There are a few things for us to be watchful about, but for the most part we have a nice week on tap going into the Christmas holiday.
Week of December 17-23, 2018
This Week’s Moon: Moon in Aries, Taurus, Gemini & Cancer
Monday 12/17: Moon in Aries square Pluto, trine the Sun, conjunct Uranus
Tuesday 12/18: Moon in Aries/Taurus, trine Saturn and opposing Venus
Wednesday 12/19: Moon in Taurus sextile Neptune, Trine Pluto, sextile Mars
Thursday 12/20: Moon in Taurus/Gemini, opposing Mercury & Jupiter, Sun trine Uranus
Friday 12/21: Moon in Gemini, Venus trine Neptune, Mercury conjunct Jupiter, Sun in Capricorn (Winter Solstice)
Saturday 12/22: Moon in Gemini/Cancer, Full Moon in Cancer/Capricorn, sextile Uranus
Sunday 12/23: Moon in Cancer opposing Saturn, trine Neptune & Venus, opposing Pluto
This week the Moon moves through Aries, Taurus, Gemini & Cancer. The Moon, representing our emotions and deeper soul being, is moving through the first 4 signs of the Zodiac this week taking us deeper into self-awareness, self-worth, speaking our truth, and nurturing. There are a few things for us to be watchful about, but for the most part we have a nice week on tap going into the Christmas holiday. Let’s break it down:
Monday, 12/17/18 – The Moon begins the week in Aries squaring powerhouse Pluto. There may be some undercurrents moving through us where we want to use repeated force to get something done. We have learned that lesson haven’t we? Force is a shadow energy related to impatience. Be patient, and allow things to be revealed, or to happen for you.
The Moon in positive relationship to the Sun today adds to a feeling of confidence and serves us well when pathways open up in front of us. Contacts made now will serve to benefit you now and in the future – especially when the connections “feels” right.
Late this evening and into tomorrow, the Moon meets up with the great awakener, Uranus, so expect some sudden outbursts, fits of temper, or surprises in the outer world. You may even find sudden revelations startle you into new opportunities. Keep your eyes open.
FYI – Venus moves into new territory today for the first time since September 2, 2018 when she entered her retrograde zone. Where we have seen money issues, or problems in living from our values, or relationship problems rearing their ugly heads in our lives, we are about to be able to move forward and leave the old behind! Be prepared for prosperity, living from the heart & having fantastic relationships! Whoo Hoo!
Best Action: Remember that force is not a good way to get things done. Be patient and be prepared for surprises today!
Tuesday, 12-18-18 – While we slept, the Moon moved into Taurus. The next couple of days are great for taking practical, down-to-Earth steps on your goals or in getting things done. Elegant simplicity, beauty & tradition is favored. The Moon and Saturn come together today in a very positive, mutually reassuring way. If we are launching projects right now, stability and practicality are favored.
Later in the evening, the Moon & Venus are in opposition, and that means that feelings and desires may be roiling around you, stirring up and challenging your mind. Don’t jump into anything (relationships, spending large sums of money, or even changing your appearance) you are not sure of right now – wait until clarity comes tomorrow. Follow your emotional self, which waits for clarity before taking action. At this point, I usually say “sleep on it” and decide later.
Best Action: Pare things down to simple, practical elegance. Today is NOT a great day to jump into or out of relationships, spend large sums of money, or change your appearance (like deciding purple spiked hair would be good- which you would likely hate tomorrow)
Wednesday, 12-19-18 – The Moon in Taurus angles beautifully with Neptune today, giving us a Spiritual lift and making us feel more hopeful, and at ease with those around us. And later in the day, the Moon and Pluto come together to add Faith in oneself and a sure self-confidence to the mix. Not to be outdone, Mars and the Moon also come together to add an extra dose of energy, staying power and dynamism to the day. All in all, this is a feel good day, when our connection to Spirit and to the Spirit of the season come together in a beautiful harmony. Enjoy!
Best Action: No need to push or pull at anything today. Just enjoy the peace, love and joy the day brings.
Thursday, 12-20-18 – The Moon moves into Gemini at 6:35 am PT/9:35 am ET where, for the next couple of days, expression through thoughts, words and deeds takes center stage. The Moon in Gemini is also sociable and entertaining. Great energy to go into the last days of autumn with. As the day wears on, the Gemini Moon moves into an inventive and original thinking relationship with the planet Uranus. Gemini rules the lower calculating mind, and Uranus the higher innovative mind, so today you may be blessed with original thinking and new approaches to solving old problems! Like a breath of fresh air, new ideas may be just a thought away! The Moon is also opposing Gemini’s ruling planet, Mercury, today as well, so keep pen and paper handy to write down all those delicious ideas. Since the energy is better for winding down than starting new things (we’re in the shadow of the full Moon) your ideas & revelations may be things to work on as we move into the New Year and new moon windows.
Later this evening, the Moon opposes Jupiter, so don’t get carried away with anything! The Moon and Jupiter tend to lack discipline, so remember that too much of a good thing is as bad as not enough!
Best Action: Be prepared for unique and new ideas that require some time to bring into fruition. Keep pen and paper handy so you don’t lose the idea in the rush of the holidays.
Friday, 12-21-18 – Happy Winter Solstice Today! But, before we actually get to the Solstice, there are a few transits for us to deal with. The Moon in Gemini begins the day in a challenging aspect to Neptune in Pisces. This is not a day to make long-term commitments, as there are too many mixed signals coming to us from the mind, the emotions and our intuition. Later this evening, clarity may be forth coming.
The planet Venus is in a lovely relationship to Neptune, which makes for creativity, dreaming up new ideas, romantic connections with our partners. Just be aware that you may not be seeing your relationships clearly today, so enjoy the time together, but don’t make commitments while you’re not clear. Have fun now, and maybe later you can see the relationship with more clarity.
Rounding out the early part of our day, the planet Mercury conjuncts Jupiter and we are filled with new plans, and if you find a really good one to latch onto, you may find that it takes you to success. But … today isn’t the best day to lay out the details of a plan. Just get down the concepts and the big picture of the idea. Time will come in the next days/weeks for you to get all the juicy details.
Winter begins at 2:23 pm PT/5:23 pm ET when the Sun moves into Capricorn. With the Moon still in Gemini, and the Sun in Capricorn, this evening is a bit serious. It feels like our emotions, mind and actions are not in alignment, and you would be correct! They are not! Accept uncertainty for now as clarity and reality will set in soon.
Best Action: Be dreamy, be romantic, don’t be terribly serious about anything, and just know that the time is coming for us to engage reality and our goals. Now is not that time.
Saturday, 12-22-18 – The Moon transitions from Gemini to Cancer this morning becoming full a short time later. This is the Full “Wolf” Moon which occurs at 9:49 am PT/12:49 pm ET. Expect that feelings and emotions will be a little more intense for the next few days as the Moon in Cancer is in the sign she rules, giving our emotions more outlets for expression. But there is also a sort of sweet nostalgia for traditions from our past that is present for us right now. We may find that we are really looking forward to spending the holiday with friends and family and reconnecting with good times from our past. On the other hand, there can also be emotional gut checks for some, as the holidays may not always have been a source of happiness and cheer. Be gentle with one another now as you really have no idea what emotional stuff lies in the depths of anyone’s life and experiences.
Best Action: Compassion, and holding one’s own emotions and reactions in check.
Sunday, 12-23-18 – The Moon is in Cancer today opposing Saturn which means that the environment is running hot and cold, and just as you think you’re warming up to someone, they can suddenly turn negative. Similarly there is a bit of ambivalence and non-clarity about what direction to take with projects, or whether or not to even take action. So wait and be patient until we have more energy that supports taking action.
The Moon is also in a nice flow of energy today with Neptune and Venus. We are intuitive, imaginative and given to flights of fancy later in today. Listen to your gut because the emotional wave forms are confusing, and there is a dearth of mind energy to help us make decisions. If you can put off making any big decisions, do it! We may know what we want, but we are not sure of the direction to take to get it … so again … wait! As late in the day the Moon opposes Pluto, patience will get you further than anything else!
Best Action: Watch a movie, hang out with friends/family, play games, do anything but make big decisions or get involved in emotional battles with anyone.
Have a great week!
Week of December 10-16, 2018
This Week’s Moon: Moon in Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces & Aries
This week the Moon moves through Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces & Aries. The focus this week seems to be on our being true to ourselves and expressing ourselves from that place. We are also tasked with watching our words and speaking carefully so that we don’t hurt people with carelessly worded texts or emails. For the most part, we are looking at a good week for socializing and having fun … just don’t over-do anything. Let’s take a deeper look:
Monday, 12/10/18 – We begin the work week with the Moon in business oriented Capricorn. The Moon this morning sets aside emotional concerns in favor straight-forward action. Get out your To-Do list and get to work! Later in the day, the Moon moves Void of Course, which means that any forward action slows down. The Void of Course Moon occurs when the Moon makes its last connection to any planet or point before moving into the next sign. From 1:27 pm Pacific-3:40 pm Pacific, avoid starting anything new. It is a good time to finish things up, clear off your desk or work area, and end your work day early!
Who or what are you being influenced by? That’s the question posed to us by the Sun & Earth in this week’s human design energy. The Sun at Gate 26 is tasked with integrity, and in this case integrity is not something dictated to you from without – it is you being true to you. The word Integrity comes from the same root word as integument (your skin). Integrity then, is being true to yourself or being in your own skin. The Earth, who is the body that becomes challenged by the Sun, is sitting at Gate 45- the gate of the CEO or Natural Leader. The major theme for the week seems to be about whether we are being our own “boss” or are we falling prey to what others want us to believe is true about us. Don’t be led astray, and also be careful that you’re not manipulating others to be something that they are not!
Best Action: Be TRUE to YOU and allow others to be TRUE to themselves!
Tuesday, 12-11-18 – The Moon moved into Aquarius yesterday afternoon/evening, and the atmosphere is now charged with electricity, expectancy and unpredictability! We have the opportunity to see things differently and with our own unique perspective. The Moon squares Venus in Scorpio and sextiles Jupiter in Sagittarius – it’s time to socialize and party! If you are attending any holiday parties, expect to have a good time. However … these two planets when meeting up with the Moon can cause us to overindulge in food and drink. Discipline is in short supply, so be very conscious about how much you are imbibing!
Best Action: Have fun, socialize, and be aware of how much food and drink you are partaking in.
Wednesday, 12-12-18 – Today the Moon is in Aquarius and in a beautiful relationship with the Sun making this a fabulous day to interact with your friends, co-workers and groups you associate with. You are able to establish good emotional connections with people today. Opportunities can come up unexpectedly today – especially through friends or people you network with. The best thing about today is people are generally in a good mood, and that makes this a great day to be out and about in contact with others.
Best Action: Socialize, Communicate, Share, and pay attention to your friends.
Thursday, 12-13-18 – The Moon transitions into Pisces early in the day today (4:40 am PT/7:40 am ET). Our intuition is heightened, but we may have a harder time making concrete decisions for the next few days as in Pisces, commitment is hard to come by! Treat yourself and other kindly and with compassion, as there is a bit of an emotional atmosphere around us. For most of the day the Moon challenges the planet Mercury and there is a higher possibility of misunderstanding people’s words and meanings. Monitor your text messages and emails because it is very hard to gauge the emotion in that kind of communication – in other words it is much more likely people will misread the emotion in your written words. Watch over-reacting to what other people may say or write to you as well.
Mercury is sitting at Gate 34 in your Human Design chart, and we may tend to “push or force” people with our words…another reason to be careful in your communications today. Mars is sitting at Gate 22 – usually a setting for charm & grace. But… and this is a big but…The gate 22 sits on the emotional center and that means we may feel charming or NOT, and if NOT then Mars, planet of action, may cause us to knee-jerk and react in most unbecoming ways.
Best Action: BREATHE before saying anything, hitting send on any communication and emotional over-reacting to the words people may be saying.
Friday, 12-14-18 – Today the Moon in Pisces conjuncts both Neptune & Mars and shares nicely with Pluto. With the Moon conjunct Neptune a dreamy state of affairs marks the surroundings and it may be difficult to pin things down or get anyone else to, either. Fantasy is favored, along with speculation, hopefulness, and prayer/meditation. Anything you try to formalize won’t stay that way, so it’s a better day for imagination than concrete efforts.
Late in the day, the Moon conjuncts Mars and rash moves, overblown feelings, emotional conflict, and anger can be lurking around the corner, so tonight take it easy and don’t push, or be pushed, too far. You don’t want to start your weekend in anger and confrontation.
Venus moves into the Gate 44 in your Human Design today. Gate 44 is on the Spleen and that means it can double as a FEAR gate (False Evidence Appearing Real). What may trigger us now is a fear that the past is going to repeat itself. We’re very adept at recognizing patterns now, but just because we see a pattern building doesn’t mean that the past will repeat. We always have a choice. Think of the past as baggage, there are useful items there, but use them in a new way.
Best Action: Be calm, cool and collected. Don’t push or be pushed.
Saturday, 12-15-18 – The Moon is in Pisces today until 4:44 pm PT (I only put the time because of the triple digits 🙂) and is square to the Sun. That means we are in the first challenge to our intentions since the New Moon last week opened up a portal for new intentions and manifestations. We call this time the Crisis of Action as we are likely meeting some resistance to our ideas in the outer world. We may need to adjust our actions to better align with our heart’s desires. Don’t let blocks or limits bring you down or crush your intentions, instead ask what else you can do.
As the Moon moves into Aries, events pick up pace for the next couple of days. The early bird definitely gets the worm, so if you’re in competition, get your bid in first. The challenge is to be quick, yet avoid being premature so you don’t have to do it all over again down the line. Nevertheless, it can be a fresh breeze all around, awake with energy.
Today is a good time to express your feelings with conviction, knowing that there will be response in kind. Situations that arise now will have lasting clarity and a quality of self-reinvention as they move along, as head and heart are on the same page and will tend to remain that way.
Today is also the beginning of the new Human Design week, with the Sun moving into Gate 11 and the Earth at Gate 12. We are tasked with letting our light shine! Being the lights of the world, and in aligning our voices with what we are illuminating for others we find that alignment with head & heart.
Best Action: Use your energy positively to express the light of your full-being to the world. Don’t give up on your intentions or dreams just because a block was thrown in your path – find a way around the block and continue your journey!
Sunday, 12-16-18 – Today the Moon is in Aries all day – we are filled with energy and need to be careful how we use it! Venus and Saturn are in a companionable sextile today, and we find that it is the little things in life that can be the most satisfying. Simple desires, simply satisfied, have a way of sustaining life that allows both joy and unhindered progress. Today’s endeavors will share that quality as they develop – simple & satisfying.
The Moon trines Jupiter today so emotional tides are strong and upbeat, and all you have to do is ride them as if you were born to sail. Foundations laid today will be firm and supportive and continue to evolve that way. Feelings of friendship abound and it’s easy to see the good side of anyone — just remember there may be other sides, too. With the Moon challenging Saturn today, some people are feeling insecure, so avoid encouraging any negativity you encounter. New directions are not in order, as they won’t go far, so wait just a bit longer to start your engine.
The planet Mars and Pluto come together today as well. Being firm but not controlling is the key to getting along for everyone. Stick to your guns but don’t point them at others and all will go smoothly. When expectations are clear, it is easy to achieve harmony and mutual cooperation. The mere assumption that it’s going to work out is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Best Action: Use your energy wisely, enjoying the simple things in life. While there is an upbeat feeling to the day, some people may be feeling low, so be a source of positive energy for all you meet.
Have a great week!
Week of December 3 – 9
This Week’s Moon: Moon in Libra, Scorpio Sagittarius, Capricorn
Monday: Moon opposing Uranus in Aries & conjunct Venus in Scorpio
Tuesday: Moon trine Mars & Neptune; Moon sextile Saturn & Pluto
Wednesday: Sun square Neptune & Moon conjunct Mercury rx
Thursday: Mercury turns Direct at 27 Scorpio; New Moon in Sagittarius conj Jupiter (Hawaii, Alaska, Pacific time zones)
Friday: New Moon in Sagittarius; Mars conjunct Neptune
Saturday: Moon conjunct Saturn, sextile Venus, trine Uranus
Sunday: Chiron turns Direct at 27 Pisces, Moon conjunct Pluto