We’re in aseveral-year rapid-change cycle, and sometimes it can feel like too much too fast. The weekend begins on a heartfelt note, and we may want to retreat from the prickles in our life to nestle into the familiar, as Venus sextiles traditional Saturn. We need to tap into our deepest roots and protect our traditions but let the rest evolve— we can’t step backward. Cutting back on holiday lights will be the least of our concerns.
This week, our daily interactions can be light and festive, but a deeper undercurrent intensifies as Mercury approaches a conjunction with Pluto in serious Capricorn, as both square Saturn on Monday.
Early next week, a confluence of ideas meets reality and can catch us between a rock and a hard place. A situation may not be as dire as we think or fear, but this is a wake-up call. We have to look a tough situation squarely in the eye and deal with it in a strategic but straightforward manner. Say what needs to be said now; we’re ready for heavy discussion with Mercury in this configuration.
These aspects are a test— we must overcome some tough challenges with imagination to secure a solid future. Friday, Dec. 4: Don’t try to make sense of things. Sobering thoughts nag us while a sweet enthusiasm calls us. This morning, we are creatively pragmatic as Venus sextiles Saturn. Roll through a rough patch midafternoon as contradictions collide. Evening bubbles if we feel safe and secure as the Cancer moon trines Uranus. Saturday, Dec. 5: It’s a thoughtful and domestic day, though it’s best to sleep through an early Mars–Saturn challenge. By midmorning, our demeanor expands as the moon enters Leo, but our self-control or sense of humor is tested as Mercury enters strategic Capricorn. We’re ready to learn, build, and plan. Playfulness and generosity grows as the day wanes and the moon trines Venus. Sunday, Dec. 6: Let the world go and attend to personal needs this morning. In the afternoon, our concerns weigh on us, but our mood improves if we feel some progress has been made. This afternoon, our pride is easily hurt unless we redirect our energy as the moon conjuncts Mars. Monday, Dec. 7: Check the weather and moods— the situation may be trickier than it seems as the moon opposes Neptune and enters Virgo as Mercury conjuncts Pluto and squares Saturn. Digestion and shoulder muscles may need extra care. It’s easier to define problems than to get cooperation midday, but look for an opportunity that succeeds with work later. Heal what needs healing tonight. Tuesday, Dec. 8: Overnight grumbles require action, but it may be good to wait until later in the day to see what’s real. Avoid mechanical malfunctions late morning. Later we stumble in social awkwardness: all melts away in the light of honest kindness. Wednesday, Dec. 9: Take care of health problems and tie up loose ends until the moon enters Libra midafternoon, when some incident can inflame an old interpersonal scar as the moon challenges Saturn and Pluto. Social responsibilities demand warm hearts and restraint tonight. Thursday, Dec. 10: Make an effort to understand one another as the Libra moon squares Mercury. Midday, the pressure softens, and there’s room to socialize. Weaving community is good for business.