On this the darkest week of the year, we can take the light of the sun and the hope and promise of the year ahead into our hearts. We may feel the moody darkness continue through a thoughtful Christmas Eve as the sun conjuncts Pluto, but we know life and light will soon return to our world.
Take no moral shortcuts this week. Actions have impact and symbolically represent our real philosophies. We may feel tested, as if the universe wants to know whether we live up to all our hifalutin ideals. Look for real opportunities to give back to the community and spread the Sagittarian seasonal generosity. But let’s not get blinded by our ideals and try to help people who don’t want it; respect personal authorship and ask what’s needed.
After a pragmatic start, this weekend has lovely social sparks. Relationships in the early stages really take off as Venus squares Uranus and sextiles Jupiter and Neptune. But all this focus on our community connections and new acquaintances can strain intimate relationships; they need extra consideration. Mars retrogrades and sends us back to finish business. We may feel impatient for a change we can smell and feel, but it is not yet here. Some old ambition, desire, or argument returns, but we’ve changed and need to take a fresh look at old conundrums.
Look westward on Sunday and Monday evenings to see a glorious conjunction between the moon, Jupiter, and Neptune. It supports any meditation, prayer, and celebration and adds wings to our stories. If we decide to send lovingkindness around the globe, it can become a tangible force.
Midweek our hearts are tender. Connect with people without holiday anxiety. Low energy can be hard on those with health challenges, so check in with one another. Our spirits return on Christmas Eve. Friday, Dec. 18: The day brings an earthy, healthy note as Venus trines Mars in fire signs under a Capricorn moon. Connect with new people; launch a new adventure. Saturday, Dec. 19: There’s a festive, reckless note in the air as Venus squares Uranus under an Aquarius moon. Don’t try to get personal and cuddly. The afternoon and evening can be emotionally unsettled with technical difficulties but also creative bravado. Enjoy the pageantry, but don’t buy into the melodrama as Mars turns retrograde in Leo tonight. Sunday, Dec. 20: Keep exertion joyous but relaxed as the moon opposes Mars. Something tough needs to be said this afternoon, but say it kindly. This evening, a beautiful sextile from Venus to Jupiter and Neptune feeds our camaraderie. Monday, Dec. 21: Create the magic of a shared hope for the year ahead as the moon, Jupiter, and Neptune conjunct exactly as the sun enters Capricorn in the morning. Intuition and imagination flood us, but wishful thinking can make simple communications challenging. Burrow in, renew, and dream tonight. Tuesday, Dec. 22: Drop the practical stuff and fuel the heart. Something important comes from the bottom of the soul. Helping those less fortunate than ourselves is good medicine for any streak of self-pity. Wednesday, Dec. 23: We’re so aware of what we’re missing and what could be— a melancholic bittersweet note whispers as the Pisces moon conjuncts Uranus while the sun conjuncts Pluto. Indulge in family traditions, and take good care of the heart. Thursday, Dec. 24: Energize as the moon enters Aries and the sun conjuncts powerful Pluto. Don’t try to make relatives behave. Make people a priority. It’s an expressive and intense evening.