Go on — get organized. This is great therapy for the mood swings of the season and helps us to prepare for the New Year.
But don’t start today. We want the world to stand still and let us catch up with emotional jet lag and digest holiday indulgences under a sensitive Pisces moon. We can rest well, but we get cranky under expectations.
The sun, Mercury, Venus, and Pluto are all now structured in determined Capricorn, so it’s hard to let go of work or the feeling that we should be doing something more or different.
This weekend an Aries moon nudges us into action to burn off a few holiday calories, but it can also spur our argumentative and competitive edges. It may help to have a family project to focus on — but we need to let each person work in their own time and style.
An earthy Taurus moon infuses New Year’s Eve with a comfortable, sensuous energy that encourages us to review the past year and organize ourselves for a productive year ahead. Friday, Dec. 26: The mood is sensitive, easily overwhelmed, and softhearted. Morning drifts and dreams as the moon conjuncts Neptune in Pisces. Communicate consciously midday, and notice unintended signals. Tonight, release expectations — but remember to take care. Saturday, Dec. 27: Restlessness calls us to action as the moon enters proactive Aries. Respect individual paths, and all will be well. Tonight the moon conjuncts Uranus, and our impulse controls are down. Unexpected circumstances arise, and a sense of urgency creeps up — all this can interfere with judgment. Be safe. Sunday, Dec. 28: Dog sledding — that’s the ticket. People are uncooperative this morning, but the heart warms with a sense of acceptance this afternoon as the moon trines Jupiter. Monday, Dec. 29: Cranky edges show this morning. We have had enough of collaborative action and need to move independently. Later in the day, we are happy to see and reconnect with one another — but keep the reins loose. Tuesday, Dec. 30: The mood is practicable and earthy, if competitive. Listen to the personal needs of health and the gentle callings of the heart. After weeks of social obligations, we need to hear ourselves. Work on practical things, physical comforts, or logical next steps, but lead by example rather than advice. Wednesday, Dec. 31: If a bittersweet quality is apparent this morning, it may help to honor whom or what we’ve said goodbye to this past year. We resist being hurried, though a sense of urgency creeps in around dinnertime as the moon squares Mars and reminds us of everything we haven’t yet accomplished. Comfort matters more than a wild time this New Year’s Eve. Connection improves late at night as the moon trines Venus. Thursday, Jan. 1: After a slow, cozy morning, a buzz builds midday as the moon enters Gemini. The conversation grows more serious and substantial than we would have anticipated as Mars opposes Jupiter. Compete, not for the opinion of others, but with one’s personal best to make this year better than last.