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monday december 24th-
mercury in sagittarius sesquiquadrates retrograde uranus in aries at 11:40am, creating tension between the lower mind and the Higher Mind. mercury/uranus aspects can be great for inspiration, aha moments, insights and sudden awareness coming to Light. yet the tense nature of the aspect can make for upheaval, chaos and sudden things being revealed that were completely unexpected. mercury links with both uranus and neptune today- so it’s important to question what we think we know and communicate from a place of honesty, integrity and mastery right now. stay open to seeing/hearing Truth in all its forms!
at 4:32pm mercury in sagittarius squares neptune in pisces, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the planet of idealism, illusion and fantasy. when mercury stationed retrograde in november he did so very close to squaring neptune but the exact square is not exact until after he has gone direct and move past his back end shadow. mercury has been triggering the fast approaching jupiter/neptune square (exact for the first time on 1/13 and will last until september 2019)- so there has been a big journey around discerning Truth from lies, fact from fantasy. mercury/neptune can be intuitive and creative but can also be deceptive, delusional and in denial. it’s super important that you make sure you are being honest and above board but also make sure others are as well. dig a little deeper to get to the Truth- don’t just take things at face value!
tuesday december 25th-
happy christmas to those who celebrate. yesterday was the day the sun stopped standing still (the meaning of the word solstice literally means sun stands still) and today is the first full day the sun is visibly on the move- which is why many different traditions celebrate today as the day that the son/sun is born. from winter solstice to christmas we have a period where laying fallow, being still and honoring the moments before new birth comes in is recommended. of course this is actually a time that many people are busy shopping, traveling, partying and being very, very busy. i highly recommend finding some quiet moments to just BE this season. think of it as a time where you are recharging your batteries in preparation for the new solar cycle that is being seeded right now. just like sleep prepares you for a new day- the winter solstice prepares you for a new year if you use it wisely! ***if you have not heard my solar gate call for yule/winter solstice you can find that posted for free on the astrology blog- check it out!***
the only aspect today occurs at 4:08am when mercury contraparallels neptune, creating an aspect by declination that followed the aspect by degree between these two yesterday. this means we have a Super Aspect between these two which amplifies but also exacerbates their energies together. keep in mind from 12/21-24 mercury triggered the jupiter/neptune square- and really we can say that lasts until today due to the super aspect between these two. mercury/neptune can be dreamy, idealistic, romantic, spiritual and intuitive. yet the tense nature of the aspect and triggering the jupiter/neptune square can exacerbate tendencies to denial, delusion, avoidance of reality, deception, dishonesty, escapism, addiction, spiritual bypassing and more. it’s definitely a time to question things- what we believe about ourselves, our perceptions/assumptions about others and the world around us. having an open mind helps keep the heart open :)
wednesday december 26th-
there are no major aspects today.
thursday december 27th-
at 7:05am venus cojoins ceres at 19’17 scorpio, linking the Goddess of Love and Beauty with the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. Venus is the Lover and ceres is the Mother and with both aligned in the sign of death, rebirth and regeneration is quite potent. honoring our needs for both connection AND transformation/growth as well as the needs of others for the same is key right now. both venus and ceres are about to link with pluto (venus friday, ceres on sunday)- which amplifies the transformative energy present in all relationships. be it romantic, long term committed, family and more- we are supported right now in nurturing ourselves and others through the deep changes, transformations and growth happening in our lives right now.
jupiter in sagittarius semisextiles saturn in capricorn at 11:18am, linking the two teacher planets in the signs they rule! jupiter in sadge is gregarious, fun loving and expansive! saturn in capricorn is grounded, serious, hard working and focused. link the two together and we have the capacity to find balance between growth and pruning, optimism and realism, fun and hard work, the future and the past.
friday december 28th-
pluto in capricorn squares pallas in libra at 3:36am, creating tension between the planet of transformation and evolution and the asteroid Goddess of wisdom and strategy. pallas in libra wants peace and harmony- while pluto wants to excavate and get into the shadows. watch out for power struggles in relationship. this is a great time to be in therapy or to be doing any kind of inner work/shadow work as the capacity to see what is going behind the scenes is strong! because pallas is a political asteroid there can be some interesting political intrigue going on in the news right now. make sure to look for who is pulling the strings behind the curtain!
at 9:31am mars in pisces trines the north node in cancer, aligning the will and drive with the evolutionary north node of destiny and growth. mars triggers the chiron/north node trine today- bringing action and initiative to our healing journey but also perhaps exacerbating and unearthing old wounds and pain that are still unresolved and hold us back from the evolution and full release we seek. take action today with consciousness and compassion. therapy and inner work are supported today!
venus in scorpio opposes juno in taurus at 11:55am, creating an opposition between the Goddess of Love and Beauty and the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. venus governs what we desire and need for romance- while juno governs what we need for long term commitment. venus in scorpio wants depth, passion and intensity- while juno in taurus wants stability, security and loyalty. these needs can seem to oppose each other but luckily pluto is linking with both through the weekend bringing potential for transformation in relationships and getting to the root and foundation of problems in partnerships of all kinds (romantic, business, financial, family and more). use the astrology wisely!
venus in scorpio sextiles pluto in capricorn at 1:31pm, aligning the Goddess of Love and Beauty with the planet of transformation and evolution. venus is in pluto’s sign so there is a double down on pluto energy right now. this is great for passion and romance, as well as transformation through intimacy. it’s also great for wealth and abundance! using the pluto energy to get deep, real and raw- and do the deep work of transformation within and without is supported right now.
at 9:41pm mars cojoins chiron at 28’04 pisces, aligning the will and warrior with the Wounded Healer planetoid. at best mars/chiron can be used to channel our energy into our healing and awakening. at worst mars/chiron can act out of wounding patterns and Unconsciousness and replicate the patterns and old paradigms over and over again. take action and channel your will, drive and sexual energy with consciousness right now!
saturday december 29th-
mercury in sagittarius semisextiles pluto in capricorn at 8:44am, linking the mind and intellect with the Lord of the Underworld. this is great astrology for being in therapy, having deep talks and being open to hearing the Truths of others. being open to hearing other perspectives is key. a mind is like a parachute- it works best when it is open! ;)
mars in pisces semisextiles retrograde uranus in aries at 5:14pm, linking the planet of action and will with the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener! mars links with chiron, the north node and uranus this week- triggering the chiron/north node trine as well as the uranus/north node T square (the latter was exact at the beginning of december). mars is helping us to make changes so that we can heal and move on in life. getting into our emotions and feelings is key as you have to FEEL TO HEAL. mars in surrendering pisces meets uranus in assertive aries. life is a flow between yin and yang, feminine and masculine, connection and independence. this is a great week to find a better balance between opposites for healing and expansion in your life!
sunday december 30th-
juno in taurus opposes ceres in scorpio at 11:04am, creating an opposition between the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage and the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. on friday we had venus opposite juno and today we have ceres opposite juno- creating an interesting dynamic between the archetypes that represent different roles of the feminine. juno is the wife and has to do with what we are committed to and the sacrifices we are willing to make regarding our own needs in order to support our relationships. ceres is the Mother and her focus is on nurturing and nourishing others- children but also friends, partners, parents and anyone else in our lives. the issue with both of these archetypes is when we get stuck in the role. if we are stuck in juno we cannot be alone and always make sacrifices in relationship rather than rely on ourselves and stand on our own two feet. if we are stuck in ceres we relate to everyone from the position of a parent and we will enable others and engage in codependency. today with juno opposite ceres we are being asked to find a better balance between two traditional roles that have nothing to do with gender- wife and mother. what are you committed to at the expense of your own growth? where are you nurturing others who need to learn to nurture themselves? with the taurus/scorpio axis highlighted we also have teachings on when to let go and when to hold on. taurus is focused on security and will hold on at any cost. scorpio is focused on evolution and transformation and will let go and let things die sometimes too soon. balance is key!
pluto in capricorn sextiles ceres in scorpio at 12:38pm, linking the planet of Transformation and Evolution with the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. we can nurture others through their personal death and rebirth experiences. this is a great aspect for a midwife, a shaman, a therapist or a death doula- helping people move through deep times in their lives with care and compassion. make sure to do this for yourself as well as for others right now. family dynamics can be in process of transformation right now as well- with parents, children, siblings and in regards to your own connection to your childhood and the past. let go of what holds you back from growth!
have a blessed week!