This holiday season shimmers cheerfully over deep, rolling, bittersweet emotions. As Venus, the moon, and Mercury conjunct Pluto this week, we are asked to look into our collective souls and ask what we want to do in the face of life and death. The stars want us come up with a good answer.
Pluto works in many ways to wake our hearts: We can remember those who walked with us on holidays past, feel the struggle for fairness in the face of recent loss around the world, or face some deep personal concern. Moody loneliness is a problem unless we consciously tap into Capricorn responsibility and competence and be there for one another.
If we reach out to one another with authenticity, help out a charity, or support a neighbor, good things happen. The glow returns.
The mood is generally upbeat, impatient, and outspoken from Friday through early Sunday with the sun and moon in resplendently honest and active Sagittarius. The energy shifts radically on Sunday afternoon as the sun and moon enter Capricorn. The new moon on winter solstice brings the darkest, longest night of the year. Our thoughts turn to safety, security, familiar traditions, and family karma.
Tuesday night the moon enters sociable Aquarius and brings a really irreverent and eccentric note. Respond to unexpected opportunities, but play everything on the safe side as mobile Mercury conjuncts Pluto. Get there in one piece, even if it means running off schedule. Choose safety, sanity, and compassion and believe that the profound changes we are beginning to see around the world can move us forward. Friday, Dec. 19: The mood is fast-paced, honest, serious, and direct. Have a moment of camaraderie while bustling through the day. Tonight the mood sparkles — if we are open. Saturday, Dec. 20: The energy is heartfelt, quick, and funny as Venus conjuncts Pluto and squares Uranus. Look for changes in alliances. This is a great day for holiday gatherings, as long as we are willing to be real with one another. Sunday, Dec. 21: Gather with tender community this afternoon. The mood suddenly turns quiet, deep, and personal as the sun enters Capricorn at 5:03 p.m.; the moon follows at 7:24 p.m. On this longest night of the year, we begin a new cycle around foundations and roots. Monday, Dec. 22: This is a highly efficient, if anxious, time. Tidy up details, come to agreements, and use the next two days to clear the decks while keeping control issues reined in. Tuesday, Dec. 23: Let down your guard and share burdens, without demanding that others help in a particular way. Don’t hurry answers. If others become controlling, look for the anxiety underneath. Wednesday, Dec. 24: It helps to create tangible, pragmatic magic. The Aquarius moon helps us connect with friends and strangers. Contemplate the ghosts of Christmas past as Mercury conjuncts Pluto near midnight. Thursday, Dec. 25: We can feel time’s water rushing under the bridge and the wheel of life turning. Midmorning is gently generous as the moon opposes Jupiter, and the day grows more sentimental and maudlin as the moon enters Pisces tonight.