RATIONALITY, STEADY ACCOMPLISHMENT, ENDURANCE, PATIENCE — this may not sound like a holiday attitude, but these handy attributes are offered to us as the sun conjuncts serious Saturn, sextiles hopeful Jupiter, and trines restless Uranus this week. With this lineup we can feel terribly serious or concerned — which may be an appropriate attitude toward the world these days — but Saturnine endurance and Uranian curiosity can see us through. We just have to reach for it.
We need to choose carefully how we use our imagination as Mercury sextiles intuitive Neptune. We can be unusually fed by prayer, meditation, music, good company, and the magic of the season. As the weekend begins, an Aries moon brings out our inner rebel, which we can use to recover from inertia and make positive changes, starting with the home environment. If we slow down for too long, we might feel the mood gremlins tug at our sleeves.
A Taurus moon over the weekend helps us make more comfortable choices. Early next week the moon waxes full in verbal Gemini and too much will be said by all sides, but we can get the word out. It’s a great time to send packages, run errands, or travel. A Cancer moon brings a more personal, protective note on Wednesday.
We may also be dealt a wild card this week; big things can happen — for better or worse — bringing a surprising relief or a fresh call to action. Look for more clues about this year’s agenda on both a personal and political note.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9: Early morning discontent can motivate us to tackle a problem we’ve been avoiding. Midday brings a potential shift — and maybe even a twinkle to our eye as an active Aries moon conjuncts changeable Uranus. It’s helpful to break routine tonight.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10: Dreamland lingers this morning as Mercury sextiles intuitive Neptune, but let’s not feed the doldrums with our imagination. We’ll feel better if we can find ways to create beauty, comfort, connection, and safety. Evening begins a welcoming flow between hearts if we are motivated to connect.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11: We need magic; we can be ready to make a difference, but may have trouble figuring out where. If we don’t have a clear and useful goal, let’s find good people gathering for a purpose. Tonight, spend a moment organizing for the week ahead to keep up the momentum.
MONDAY, DEC. 12: It’s easier to do 10 things than one. The Gemini moon can rev our nerves this morning, leaving us more scattered than focused. Watch how anxiety and excitement are expressed, and channel nervous energy appropriately.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13: This full moon in Gemini can be pleasantly sociable in the right circumstances or nervily fracturing in others — we notice our internal and cultural paradoxes. Choose words carefully. Pour those nerves into last-minute tasks, unfinished papers, and errands.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14: The moon enters domestic Cancer, and we want to go home. It’s a good day to reach out to displaced people and creatures and find ways to reconcile with biological and chosen family. Defenses run high and personalities are edgy, but we want to believe that good is possible. THURSDAY, DEC. 15: The morning may feel tough, our inner conflicts uncomfortable as the moon opposes both Mercury and Pluto. If we dive deeply, we can find gems of new understanding. Otherwise, we may just need to hold on and work this through. More options open up midday if we jump in and create a shift. ◀