12/12 Sun/Mercury Conjunction: Back up technology! With retrograde Mercury at the same degree of the Sun, there’s an intense retrograde effect happening. However, there are positive aspects here, too. So let your intuitive guidance lead you forward.
12/15 Mercury/Venus Conjunction: With retrograde Mercury meeting up with Venus, tune in to your direct connection to your values. What is it you truly want?
12/16 Sun Trine Uranus: With the Sun in Sagittarius making a manifestation trine with Uranus in Aries, embrace the unexpected. Both of these planets are in fire signs, meaning this could lead to a motivating breakthrough.
Empresses, with Mercury retrograde in full swing and Saturn – the planet of discipline, structure, and life purpose – getting ready to switch signs, we find ourselves between worlds. Especially in the days leading up to the Sagittarius new Moon happening early in the AM on the 18th ET (and the 17th for many international empresses).
Since late December 2014, when Saturn initially moved into Sagittarius, you’ve been asked to redefine the part of your chart ruled by Sagittarius. A caveat: Saturn retrograded back into Scorpio from June 14th until September 17th – so there was a bit of “come here, go away” energy with this transit at first!
So to simplify this, you may want to consider what dominant story has unfolded in your life since late September 2015 when Saturn settled into Sag in earnest.
What has emerged – and restructured – in your life since then?
If you had to tell the story of the last 2-3 years, what would the theme be?
What was the dominant lesson you learned?
As we get ready for Saturn to change signs on 19th and the new Moon in Sagittarius on the 18th, it’s essential to decompress and digest the soul lessons you are currently integrating. With Mercury retrograde at full throttle in the sign of Sagittarius, you are asked to synthesize what the last 2-3 years have taught you. Since Saturn often leaves a gift when it changes signs, keep an eye out for what’s crystallizing now. Something is coming into form! It should be a positive solidification of your hard work over the last two years!
The new Moon arriving on 12/18 at 1:30 am ET (please convert to your time zone) has 5 planets in Sagittarius—the Sun, Moon, Venus, Saturn and retrograde Mercury! On top of that, it’s at 26 degrees of Sagittarius, which is the point of the Galactic Center or the Black Hole that sits at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. In English? This is a potent, powerful, potentially paradigm-shifting new Moon, under which we’ll feel pulled toward our life purpose and deep intrinsic values – and simultaneously see all of the obstacles that stand in our way of achieving them.
The threshold we cross as we enter 2018 isn’t just a portal into another year but a whole new potential for your life. Simultaneously, it also shines a light on shadow, too.
I say this without intending any pressure. I understand that as moms and business owners you already have enough of that.
So please don’t worry. Life has a way of leading you exactly where you need to be at exactly the right time!
While a fancy ritual with crystals and sage is always nice when it comes to a new Moon, the most important thing you can do is show up with your most refined consciousness. I promise, it’s the quality of your consciousness that counts – everything else is just an accoutrement.
So with 2017 quickly closing out, I know time feels like sand slipping through your fingers. Yet, instead of rushing around and spinning off center, I encourage you to pace yourself. Manage your energy—not your time—by focusing on really good self-care. Limit sugar. Do your best to get in some cardio or other movement. Bend time by staying focused and in the flow when it comes to your work. Repeat an affirmation to yourself that confirms that everything is getting done.
Here’s an example: “Everything is unfolding exactly as it should, and I have enough time to accomplish my goals.”
You want to arrive at this new Moon feeling somewhat centered, somewhat focused, and maybe even feeling aligned with your higher self! 🙂
Fortunately, the days leading up to that point will help you.
On Tuesday, retrograde Mercury meets up with the Sun, meaning your intuition may feel off-the-charts. So allow yourself to tap into the benefits of this often dreaded Mercury retrograde and midwife some intrinsic soul direction.
Tell your ego to step aside and see what wants to come through. Ask yourself, “Where will guidance lead me today? How can I be more aligned with my truth? If I were 5% more authentic what would I do?” Don’t be surprised if a massive a-ha! drops into your consciousness today.
But, be forewarned your technology may go off the rails. So take the good with the bad as you ride the waves of Mercury in retrograde and try to keep your sense of humor alive.
With the Moon traveling through Scorpio on Tuesday and Wednesday in the waning crescent phase, things may feel dark – especially in the Northern Hemisphere where we are days away from the winter ingress.
(Those of you in the Southern Hemisphere have way more light and are heading towards the Summer solstice, but you are still in the waning phase of the Moon, and it’s a time to release, regardless.)
If things feel heavy, don’t just complain about what no longer works for you – do something to change the situation. Loosen your grip and surrender what no longer works. Stay reflective and in tune with your truth. Use this potent waning Moon period to surrender what you no longer need.
Get clear. What do you need to leave behind in 2017?
With the longest nights of the year upon us in the north (and for you in the south the longest days) and a dark waning crescent Scorpio Moon, too, give yourself permission to rest.
Manically busy schedules often lead to what Chinese Medicine Doctors call yin deficiency. By overriding the rhythms of nature (and our bodies), it’s easy to deplete kidney chi and run into chronic adrenal fatigue. The antidote? Work with seasonal and body rhythms. Minimize the intake of sugar and alcohol. Don’t over-caffeinate—sleep instead!
On Friday, the Sun in Sagittarius makes a harsh angle to Chiron (the wounded healer) in Pisces—meaning your ego might receive a curveball from your soul. If your core wound gets triggered, don’t be afraid to embrace the healing powers of your tears. (Yes, a good cry is healing.) Mercury-in-retrograde motion meets up with Venus then as well, so your personal values may feel extra clear then, too. So take advantage. With changes in consciousness afoot and potent cosmic year-end medicine here, now’s the time to reassess and realign. Make conscious and prudent decisions.
On Saturday early in the morning, the Sun in Sagittarius makes a cosmic manifesting trine with Uranus, which rules revolution and change. Be ready to midwife important soul direction via your dreams. Pay attention to clear directives upon waking. To capture this, keep a journal next to your bed and try to write your thoughts as soon as you wake up.
Come Sunday, we have the final moments before the last new Moon of 2017, which happens the day before Saturn leaves Sagittarius. It won’t return to this position in your chart until 2044. Now’s the time to crystallize (and claim) those hard-earned lessons Saturn has taught you.