THIS WEEK’S ASTROLOGICAL PATTERNS are really tricky and could precipitate breakdowns and breakthroughs, instigate trouble, and push us into ingenious new understandings. We need to deal with any problem or conflict in as clear, neutral, and transparent a way as possible, or it will ferment and explode. Keep it clean, and this week’s creative discontent can launch us into a wildly productive month. It will be an active time one way or the other.
The emotional planet Venus moves out of Libra and into emotionally deep Scorpio just as action-oriented Mars squares powerful Pluto and opposes change-producing Uranus. Just when we’re supposed to be all sweetness and light for the holidays, old pains can surface and our attitude grows more belligerent and unloving unless we choose to transcend this. The symbol for Scorpio is a scorpion and a phoenix, the lowest and highest elements of the zodiac.
Be careful around any sudden emotional decision this week. We may feel particularly triggered around issues of possessiveness and resentment. Look for tactful, face-saving ways to defuse tension and find some form of shared obligation. If we do, there is a real chance of progress later in the week as the sun trines change-inducing Uranus. Mercury enters industrious Capricorn on Wednesday and helps us move into a productive month ahead. What we produce is up to us.
FRIDAY, DEC. 4: We probably have too much to do this morning as Mercury squares Jupiter under a nervy, industrious Virgo moon. Work through the midafternoon. As the moon enters Libra later we’re ready to step into our personal life. Surface pleasantries hover over deep feelings tonight as Venus enters Scorpio.
SATURDAY, DEC. 5: The general vibe can be sociable but politically tricky. The evening grows edgy as the moon conjuncts Mars. Humor trumps tension in most cases, but watch for accidents.
SUNDAY, DEC. 6: This could be the best of days or the worst of days: If we’re lucky, the extreme energies will leave us in a comfortable place in the middle. Mars squares Pluto and turns up the volume on many primitive emotions, but also aids strategic thinking. Avoid unnecessary surgery.
MONDAY, DEC. 7: Early on, a strong emotional torque can make it hard to follow through on life’s little details as the moon conjuncts Venus in Scorpio. By late afternoon, we may want to step sideways into our imaginary world, but we can use this imagination to find creative solutions. Avoid wounding comments around dinner, and give people room tonight.
TUESDAY, DEC. 8: It’s a day for tough negotiations — speak the truth, but don’t make the truth any more unpalatable than it has to be. Watch for barbed edges, and know when to back away. If we can avoid direct confrontation and introduce our ideas tangentially, we will see results as the sun trines restless Uranus.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9: It’s easy to blame a moody seriousness on the people around us, but the moodiness is atmospheric. Make progress on ongoing work through midday, but after teatime people need a change of scene as the moon enters spontaneous Sagittarius. Appreciate contributions that we want to see continue.
THURSDAY, DEC. 10: We have no patience for things that don’t work or aren’t fair as Mars opposes Uranus. Inner tensions cause stress and can make us impulsive and encourage us to take risks. We can use this liberating energy to free what’s stuck, but let’s not overshoot the mark. Laugh together often and celebrate what works.