THE ASTROLOGY OF THE MOMENT IMPROVES after the winter solstice on Dec. 21. In the meantime, love wonderful moments as they arise, and treat one another with compassion. We are in the midst of some truly tricky aspects, but we can navigate them with conscious attention.
Venus is now in deep Scorpio, which leaves us subdued and internal. We need to be honest and clear about our resentment and responsible for our own emotional contentment. We may have been dealt tough and/or great wildcards, bringing our attention back to the big issues of our time. Mars gives us energy to do what needs to be done but asks us to treat all conflicts directly, cleanly, and with maturity. We need to practice and integrate all that we’ve learned over the last couple of years.
On Friday morning, a new moon in Sagittarius wants things clear, simple, and direct. It helps us journey forward as long as everyone’s honest, but that’s not that easy. Recent tumultuous aspects have really stirred the pot in both the cultural and personal sense; honest feelings may be our truth, but may not reflect the facts.
This weekend’s Capricorn moon is rather businesslike, great for more serious or formal holiday gatherings, but let’s not get grim while hanging mistletoe. Early next week we may be inspired to do something generous, and will certainly feel the season more if we extend our hearts.
During these darkest weeks of the year, we may long for simple things like safety and security and peace on earth. Hang in there with the ability to transform that is the silver lining of these tough transits.
FRIDAY, DEC. 11: The new moon in Sagittarius asks us to renew our worldview, but leaves it up to us whether we expand or contract in response to global events. Honesty can be brutal this morning, but the afternoon lightens up.
SATURDAY, DEC. 12: We can work hard, but let’s not despair under a competent Capricorn moon. Keep the purpose in mind, focus on what and why, and relax about how. Evening softens and sparkles, but moods deepen overnight.
SUNDAY, DEC. 13: We may feel like we just have to do something, anything about what bothers us this morning. Notice the feelings, but don’t take anxiety out close to home; we need to acknowledge the bigger issues that are not in our control, and do what we can nearby. Afternoon brings a more philosophical perspective.
MONDAY, DEC. 14: We need our community — our team — under a collaborative Aquarius moon. We want to believe; we have access to great imagination, but may also have moments when the world looks alien to us.
TUESDAY, DEC. 15: This can be a pleasant day in a difficult week. Nerves may ratchet up this evening; keep tasks small so more gets done.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16: We move into a more vulnerable mood. Go gently with one another and bring the focus back to what works. Share hope or faith tonight as the moon conjuncts Neptune.
THURSDAY, DEC. 17: We may feel old or creaky this morning, and fairly easily discouraged until midday, when Venus brings more hope. This afternoon, we’ll feel better when we offer someone the pearls of wisdom of our experience, or benefit through listening to theirs. Hold hands and share support.