It’s always seems hard to believe we have reached the last month of the year — we question — “Where did the time go?” I have to say as one ages the years continue to fly by — with a new great-granddaughter on the scene, I am aware of how unimaginably quickly those tiny newborns grow — and now our newest addition will be 6 months old on Christmas Eve! WHAT??? There never seems like enough time to see the newest additions to the family, although their parents are so willing to take the time to let us visit or to visit with us! In the two-and-a-half years since our first great-granddaughter was born it is as if life has accelerated to sonic speeds — and life is so full and busy for everyone that there just isn’t enough time in the Universe to partake of all the precious moments together. Sigh!
Well — on to the information that may help us move forward with as few hitches as possible, in order to get to all of our shopping, food preparations, visiting and generally finding the joy in the chaos, the blessings in the busyness, and to reap the benefits of all the love being expended as we sally forth to the end of this remarkable year.
December begins with Retrograde Mercury entering the latter degrees of Scorpio, remaining there while turning Direct on the 6th at 4:23 PM EST, continuing moving forward until entering the sign Sagittarius on the 12th. Rx Mercury in Scorpio can forecast a period of less than truthfulness — be aware of anyone or scheme that seems too good to be true! Mercury in Sagittarius will bring us joyful energy, and a happy outlook for the Season ahead. On the 2nd Lady Venus will enter Scorpio for the rest of the month, bringing our thoughts to our loved ones, especially those whom we have not seen for some period of time — perhaps a good time to reconnect.
Our New Moon in Sagittarius crests at 15 degrees of the sign on the 7th at 2:20 AM EST, giving us a boost of Lunar energy to get all of our Holiday plans in order, especially as Mercury has begun forward motion also. Use the vigor of mighty and joyful Sagittarius to infuse your psyche with the creative ability to think outside the box — and find gifts and surprises that will amaze all the folks on your list! Try to pick up the child-like enthusiasm of Sagittarius in “seeing” these Holiday preparations. Our Sagittarian brethren all seem to have the ability to tap into their inner-child in order to enjoy all of the stages that lead up to an exuberant and festive Holiday Season! Become that carefree child, with eyes of wonder, even if for only a few minutes a day — revel in the joy you felt as a child, as the magical and blessed Holiday came ever nearer.
Jupiter in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces (spirit and soul) will be stimulating our psyches to reach the epitome of our deepest empathy and compassion for our fellow man. What better time of year to reach out with loving kindness to those that are less fortunate. Compassion is innate in our nature for all living things — a divine gift that allows us to “feel” for others of our kind and for the four-legged variety also. Remember those acts of kindness and love that were unconditionally given to you, and if possible, try to pass on a little of the love and caring you have enjoyed throughout your lifetime. I truly believe that what we give out comes back to us in measure — we can all enjoy those benefits we receive, as we are aware that in many ways throughout our lives we have paid it forward with loving kindness.
On the 2nd, the Sun and Mars just aren’t feeling it — after the dinner hour, someone’s nose may be out of joint and they aren’t feeling the love — try to understand their brief impulsiveness and quickly move on. The 5th finds the Sun and Neptune also at odds, at dinner time, use this aspect as a time to create and maximize your unique ideas. Mercury goes Direct on the 6th bringing a more positive use of our minds and creativity. The New Moon in Sagittarius, on the 7th will usher in a breath of fresh air, sweeping away any cobwebs of fuzzy thinking. Mars and Neptune find common ground also as you enter the workplace, others are receptive to your ideas and jolly mood. Mars and Uranus have a dust up at the dinner hour — folks are probably tired from the work week — perhaps you can order pizza to make everyone happy! On the 8th the Capricorn Moon’s practicality and doggedness will help us organize for the next few days — make lists, schedules but remember to also make time for fun. The 11th find us a bit at sea with Uranus bringing some unpredictable ongoings, and Pluto pushing His weight around — be an observer and avoid the fray. Lady Venus and Jupiter are free-wheeling with their upbeat idea of fun and games on the 14th. Safe driving on the morning of the 15th as Uranus and Neptune make drivers erratic. The 16th finds Lady Venus and Jupiter truly in sync, during the morning hours, you can count on your friends and family to support you in your endeavors. After midnight, Mars and Pluto are rearing to go — perhaps you might have trouble falling asleep. The Taurus Moon on the 18th helps us have the power to get things done in an orderly manner, staying true through the 20th when the Sun and Uranus smile upon each other and you find new energy, passion and optimism in going forward. The 21st (Winter Solstice) finds Lady Venus and Neptune in good order, during the lunch hour — perhaps an office party brings someone new into your life, or you are the life of the party! The Full Moon on the 22nd might bring too much energy into your day, go with the flow and find your happy place to rest and relax. There will be some confusion on the 24th, perhaps the weather may interfere with your plans — try to get things sorted out as best you can. The Moon in Leo makes for a joyous and breathtaking Holiday! Gifts will be plentiful and luxurious, food ample and rich, and relationships jolly and loving! What more could we ask? On the 27th in early afternoon, Jupiter and Saturn brings organizational ability and a practical optimism. The 28th is a bit hum-drum until the Moon enters Libra in mid-afternoon, use the earlier part of the day to get caught up on old business. After the Moon crests, your evening will improve as Lady Venus and Pluto bring some intense attractions and/or you and your significant other are truly seeing eye-to-eye. The evening of the 29th could find that your hard work has paid off handsomely.
On the 31st (New Year’s Eve), it’s time to showcase your best party attire, and bring your most optimistic outlook with you, to whatever venue you are attending — you will stand out! This day ends with Mars entering Aries — for the energy to meet the New Year with positivity, and the Moon and Neptune are working together to bring us a most Holy and blessed year ahead.
Happy Holiday to One and All — Peace