General Predictions for December 2018

Affirmations of the month for all 4 Elements:

​For Aries, Leo and Sagittarius: I remain true to my own principle even when faced by dishonesty!

For Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn: I pay close attention to Synchronicity!
For Gemini, Libra and Aquarius: Wisdom brings me peace!

For Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces: I am as fair to myself as I am to others!

I hope this Holiday Season brings you much balance and peace, especially if you have been experiencing a turbulent year.

December starts with Mercury Retrograding back into intense Scorpio, where the Messenger is joined by Venus. Avoid unpleasant communications and relationships and use your sense of humor if provoked. Sunday can be a particularly irritating day for early Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo and Gemini when the Sun will square off with Mars, clashing along the Fire and Water element. Don’t get burned! That goes double if this aspect falls on your birthday.

The first full week in December includes a powerful New Moon in Sagittarius and an immune-weakening square between the Sun and Neptune. I know it’s the holiday rush, but I recommend taking plenty of rest and eating lightly. 

Mercury will station Direct on Thursday the 6th. Do try and wait a few days to resume “normal” activities in terms of signing documents or making travel plans. We still must deal with sensitive, over-idealizing Mars/Neptune conjunction the very next day. 

Again, the Mutable signs, especially Pisces, are affected the most. This conjunction does favor creative pursuits, charity, spirituality and sexuality, but more on an ethereal plane. If you are single and going to be out, be aware of attracting those who have issues with drugs or alcohol. Sunday is a lovely day for Capricorn, if a bit more serious than expected. Cancer, Libra and Aries may need to back off or expect conflicts.

The week of December 10th still may not feel energetic. That’s okay. Maybe what we really need is not more stuff, but rather some quiet time and relaxation. In fact, Mercury’s move into Sagittarius, not exactly its favorite home, asks us to be careful with overspending. Set your budget and stick to it or may not like the bills due during the next month’s Eclipse cycle.

The weekend of December 15th and 16th includes a romantic, magical First Quarter Moon in Pisces, a grown-up, honest Venus/Saturn sextile and yet another positive aspect between Mars and Pluto. 

Aries, Sagittarius, Leo, Scorpio, Pisces and Capricorn are the blessed signs.

The Solstice arrives on December 21st, accompanied by a family-loving Full Moon, two gorgeous, magical trines and a fun loving conjunction. But first, let’s get some work done. We are well supported by the Taurus Moon. 

When the Moon is well placed in one of its favorite signs and gets along with the outer planets, it means we can truly enjoy our holidays by being accountable, charitable, and above all, kind to ourselves as well as each other. 

The late degrees of Fire signs should enjoy the jolt of brilliant energy from a Sun/Uranus trine along the Sagittarius/Aries axis; on the other hand, Water folks may have to watch their nerves.

Friday, the 21st is surely one of the most magical days of the last few months, when passionate Venus trines dreamy Neptune in the water element and Mercury’s ingenuity is magnified by lucky Jupiter. Love is in the air, reunions and communications are also blessed, as long as you are paying close attention to overpromising or boasting.

A nurturing Full Moon on Saturday the 22nd falls in 0 degree of Cancer, meaning make time for family or friends who you count as family. 

Can you believe we are at the end of 2018? The planetary forecast for the last week of December is pretty mellow. December 24th asks for special care in all communications, commercial dealings or making snap decisions, when Mercury makes a tricky square to Neptune. I wouldn’t believe anything I hear. Double check every transaction or avoid it altogether.

December 25th is a much better day when the Moon in generous, fun loving Leo trines the real Santa planet, Jupiter. The next few days feature a well balanced Solar/Moon trine along the Earth element axis favoring practicality and organizational skills.

Friday the 28th is an interesting day. The Moon/Mars opposition can mean irritability and petty conflicts for late degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius and Gemini. However, just a few hours later sexy Venus will sextile intense Pluto - meaning, making up will be doubly fun!

The appropriately named Last Quarter Moon may temporarily dampen the spirits of Libra, Capricorn, Aries and Cancer. Don’t fret, take advantage of an optimistic, playful Jupiter sextile and let the tension vanish into the thin air.

Outside of Tropical Mars moving into its natural home in Aries and unlike other years, New Year’s Eve offers the Universal gift of mind/spirit balance, a touch of Neptunian enchantment, fortunately, blessed by a responsible Saturn sextile. Whatever you choose to do or not do to ring in 2019: take a moment to be thankful for all you’ve experienced and hopefully learned in 2018. Sending you much love and Light!

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