AFTER THE THANKSGIVING FEASTS ARE OVER
and the last guests wobble away, we’re left with leftovers, family, and some soul work to do. December looks to be a tricky month astrologically, so let’s take a moment to pause on this inward-turning weekend and re-center before we dive in again.
An introspective Cancer moon highlights family relationships and a sense of security over the weekend. Feel the need to be at home and cozy, and offer compassion for those that don’t have this luxury. Beloveds may be feeling tender and therefore strangely defensive. Every time we see a prickly edge, we know we’re skating near some emotional vulnerability.
Venus and Mars run together in Libra this week and keep the level of emotional fervor high. Venus is comfortable in its own sign and supports friendly interaction, compassionate acts, and artistic endeavors. Mars, on the other hand, is uncomfortable in Libra and leaves us prone to convoluted dealings with confrontation. We need to deal with conflict in a straightforward and diplomatic manner, no matter what scale we’re working on.
If old issues get triggered, it may help to step aside, admit our frustrations, eat that extra dose of cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, and get back in there to make healthy memories.
The backdrop for all this year’s transits is a major Saturn-Neptune square that can leave us flooded or haunted with uncertainty; it peaks this week. This combination dissolves boundaries and containers, for better or for worse. By next autumn we may find riverbanks adjusted, the world’s population rearranged, and a clearer sense of our own healthy boundaries.
FRIDAY, NOV. 27: Deal with the flurry of phone calls and communication early on, as people step into their emotional cocoon midday when the moon enters introverted Cancer. Digestion can get delicate. Let every interaction be an opportunity for healing.
SATURDAY, NOV. 28: It’s easy to project discomfort with larger issues and get miffed. Strange emotional undercurrents layered with memories of the past can inspire introversion and make this day tricky; let go of expectations and let loved ones get a minute alone.
SUNDAY, NOV. 29: Fuzzy thinking or depression can leave us feeling old or as if we should work harder. We drift, dream, and feel permeable, but we can’t see very far ahead. Tonight we need to be utterly ourselves.
MONDAY, NOV. 30: Reach out and make contacts about projects for the coming month; stir the pot, it’s a good day to make things happen. Some of us who haven’t been feeling heard act out; we just need to tell our story clearly.
TUESDAY, DEC. 1: The creative process kicks into high gear, inspiring radical ideas and a fresh release of information, though we can also spout off without thinking. Feel the impatience, surf on its waves, and move forward. Later, everybody needs appreciation and nurturing.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2: We feel stretched thin as the moon enters nervy Virgo. Priorities shift during the day as new information comes in. The mood softens after dinner; it helps to express gratitude for any support.
THURSDAY, DEC. 3: Short-term positive aspects ease the workload and let us handle the many simmering pots. People don’t receive criticism easily; keep it short and specific. December’s challenging aspects begin to kick in. We see what’s coming and need to pace ourselves.