The last month of the decade kicks off with a gust of fresh energy. Aside from Mercury recently stationing direct, December begins with Jupiter switching signs, too. Over the last year, Jupiter, the most benevolent planet of the sky, traveled in Sagittarius, a sign it rules. Now, Jupiter completes its cycle in Sagittarius.
Think back to November 8th, 2018. What’s evolved in your life since then? What lessons have you learned? What have you accomplished? What are you most proud of and grateful for? Celebrate!
On December 2nd, Jupiter commences its cycle in Capricorn. Jupiter will stay in this sign until December 19th, 2020. This is excellent news, especially for all you Capricorns, as well as the other earth signs, Taurus and Virgo. Regardless of your Sun sign, Jupiter entering Capricorn emphasizes a new cycle for business growth. Entrepreneurs, rejoice! With Saturn and Pluto having already done their heavy lifting in the early degrees of Capricorn, Jupiter entering this stalwart sign now catalyzes opportunity. Yes. Keep your eyes open and look toward what feels indicative of growth.
On December 3rd, Venus sextiles Mars while Mercury sextiles Pluto. This creates even more momentum for getting things done. Tap into your drive and determination now. The Universe is providing rocket fuel for expansion.
On December 4th, the Waxing Quarter Moon happens at 11 degrees of Pisces. What are you currently conjuring in your business and life right now? With the Moon waxing in Pisces, you want to stay intuitive as you go after your goals. At that same time, embrace your resilience as well. Do not give up. Warning: Things may feel emotional. Remember, emotions are a normal and healthy part of life.
On December 5th, 6th, and 7th, the sky stays relatively quiet, which is a perfect time for focusing on precisely what you need to get done.
Then, on the 8th, cue the healing. On this day, Jupiter makes a harsh angle to Chiron, meaning things may feel delicately sensitive. Should pain or turmoil prevail, honor it as a path to becoming your whole self. Simultaneously, the Sun in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces. Again, this configuration instigates catharsis. If the tears start to well up in your eyes, let them fall. There’s no need to hold back. Considering that Venus also sextiles Neptune, please create space for downtime. Journaling proves especially fruitful now. But so does meditation, yoga, and exercise of any kind.
Fortunately, on the 9th, the cosmos makes a positive pivot. Mercury finally moves out of Scorpio and enters Sagittarius. Woah, after an unusually long stay in Scorpio, the planet of communication gets a jolt of bright energy. Thank the heavens– we need this. Mercury’s stay in Scorpio supported you in finding answers to questions you long sought conclusions for. It also uncovered a few secrets, too. Mercury in Scorpio put your sexual and financial power in the spotlight for you to fully see what was happening there. It also felt a wee-bit depressive. Mercury in Sagittarius brings far more upbeat vibes. Yay!
On December 11th, Venus in Capricorn conjoins Saturn, providing you discipline and determination to animate your goals soulfully. Stay focused on what you are consciously creating.
The Full Moon in Gemini occurs on December 12th. This Full Moon, known as the Cold Moon, happens at 19 degrees in the sign of the twins at 12:12am Eastern. (Please adjust for your time zone.) This supportive Full Moon occurs with Saturn, Venus, and Pluto all aligned in Capricorn, making an inconjunct to the Moon. An inconjunct asks you to eliminate that which you no longer need. So, consider what you need to release. With only two weeks left in the year, now’s the time to surrender old patterns that you don’t want to bring into the New Year. With the Moon in Gemini, a sign that favors communication, you’ll likely find yourself with holiday plans, too. Enjoy this season of cheer. Stay grateful for all that you’ve learned. You’ve grown so much!
On the 13th– Friday the 13th— Venus perfects its conjunction to Pluto while Mars trines Neptune. This great day packs a punch. With the Moon still shining bright, energy moves fast now. Channel this energy with precision. Aim it towards what you wish to accomplish. This is also a powerful time for working out physically. Prioritize your exercise.
Then on the 15th, Jupiter makes a luscious trine to Uranus. Under the influence of this transit, the Universe grants a breakthrough and possibly even a creative reward. Stay open to receiving Divine guidance now. Tune in to your intuition and notice what she’s telling you.
On the 19th, Mercury squares Neptune while Mars sextiles Saturn. Pay extra attention to the details now as things may feel ultra blurry. At the same time, the cosmic energy remains high so that you may feel an extra dose of energy. Just be sure to keep your eyes open. Additionally, notice if you are having any dreams while sleeping. If so, look at them. What are they trying to tell you? You could potentially receive a prophetic message.
The next day, December 20th, Venus leaves practical Capricorn and enters into adventurous Aquarius. Since this occurs at the time of the Winter Solstice, it’s essential to think about how you can embrace more alternative thinking as we prepare to enter into the New Year. If you were fully you, who would you be?
On December 21st, the Sun moves out of joyous Sagittarius and into the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn, commencing the Winter Solstice in all earnest. Create space for time to honor this day. It’s the official entrance into winter here in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Think about your goals and desires for the upcoming New Year. Honor the dark by going within. Listen to your inner voice– what is she saying? If you feel called to do so, perform a ritual! Seeds planted now ripen over the next six months. So really ask yourself what it is you most wish to accomplish.
On the 22nd, Mars sextiles Pluto while Venus squares Uranus, and the Sun squares Chiron. This is a complicated combination of energies, so take your time. Don’t move too fast. Remember, the holidays can be both exciting and beautiful, and simultaneously they can be stressful and sad. Take time to honor what’s coming up for you. You’ll likely need extra sleep, too, so be sure to get to bed early!
Then on the 24th, the Sun makes a luscious trine to Uranus– YES! The Sun in Capricorn trining Uranus, the planet of breakthrough, helps you to feel creative and full of energy and excitement. This is the perfect energy for Christmas Eve. Enjoy being with your friends and family. Support the children in your life to feel curious and grateful.
On December 26th, the New Moon in Capricorn doubles as a solar eclipse. This potent New Moon happens at 12:12am Eastern (please convert to your time zone) at 4 degrees of Capricorn. With the Sun aligning with good-luck Jupiter, positive vibes abound. Further, Uranus in Taurus sends a beam of good luck and good fortune to the New Moon and Jupiter while Mars in Scorpio also makes a joyful connection (a sextile) to Saturn and Pluto. Eclipses often feel very intense and unpredictable; however, the positive aspects surrounding this one suggest that auspicious new beginnings abound.
Finally, on the 27th, the Sun and Jupiter perfect their conjunction. Hello, good vibes, growth, and prosperity. Now’s the time to set those New Moon and New Year’s intentions. Solidify your vision for 2020. Do not wait! Take advantage of this moment. This is one of the most auspicious days of the year– the Universe saved the best for last! Enjoy your holiday season. Have a happy and healthy New Year.
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