I love Christmas time. Maybe it’s the wonderful, uplifting scent of Juniper/Pine or maybe the singing or maybe it is the Christmas “cheer”. It is a time of love and giving - a time of hope. In a year when so many are struggling, it is the time of year that gives us hope – that next year will be better.
New Moon: Dec 2, 2013 in Sagittarius at 10 degrees
Full Moon: Dec 17, 2013 in Gemini at 25 degrees
December vibrates to the number 9 and gives positive energy that can be used to finalize projects, end relationships, complete contracts and for expressing unconditional love for others. December gives us the opportunity to let go of the past and move forward. This vibration is filled with compassion and understanding and a good way to end a very challenging year.
First a few dates to note:
Dec 7: Mars enters the music loving and relationship/partnership sign of Libra. It will create stressful aspects (ACTION oriented!) the last week of Dec as it aspects other planets in a powerful (and somewhat negative) way. Mars remains in Libra until July 2014. A very long stay in a very active energy sign.
Dec 17: Uranus goes Direct in Aries PLUS it is a FULL MOON in Gemini – The energy a few days around this date is volatile. Be watchful.
Dec 21: Venus rules the signs of Taurus and Libra and rules love, music, and the FLOW of money. Capricorn rules government and business. Venus will be RETROGRADE in Capricorn until January 31, 2014. See retrograde planets for more.
Dec 21: Winter Solstice – the Sun enters Capricorn joining Mercury, Venus and Pluto already in Capricorn
Dec 1: Energy is intense and secretive and building for the new moon tomorrow. It will be difficult to get anyone to tell you what they want for Christmas! Overall, the day is good for water signs Pisces, Cancer but Scorpio may feel the need to withdraw from others and recoup. Taurus feels threatened and Leo just wants to dance with somebody!
Dec 2: NEW MOON 10 Sagittairus – School, religions, foreign countries, truth and justice will all be hot topics. There could be some legal issues hitting the headline news before the month is over. Gemini sun signs will do well to sit this energy out for a day or two. Pisces and Virgo may find the directness in conversation to be too strong. Everyone should be aware of the impact their words can have. Think twice before speaking!
Dec 3: The moon continues in blunt, advertureous Sagittarius. Weather permitting, explore nature, take a hike, travel or attend church services. Enjoy the spiritual side of this energy as it is divinely given.
Dec 4: Venus rushes into Sagittarius tonight just in time for Christmas! The moon shifts into business-minded Capricorn during the early morning hours. The energy is stressful especially for Cancer , Aries and Libra sun signs. The Capricorn moon is cautious and reserved. Cancer, Aries and Libra are anything but! This is the day for looking at expenses and making sure you can afford the gifts you are buying.
Dec 5: The moon continues in cool Capricorn. With angry energy starting the morning the only way is up throughout the day! The afternoon will end on a positive note if you can release the strong energy from the morning. Cancer sun signs are challenged and tired.
Dec 6: The moon moves into Aquarius in the very early AM and sets up a day that should go quite smoothly. Leo sun signs may not be in the limelight they so enjoy but otherwise, this is a decent day to socialize with friends or shop for an unusual gift for that special someone.
Dec 7: MARS moves into LIBRA and will stay until JULY 2014!
Mars will be transiting the sign of Libra for much longer this time. A Mars transit normally is over and done with within 6-7 weeks tops. However, it this time it will be in the sign of Libra – a very active sign – for 7 months. If you know your astrological chart, check out the area that Mars in Libra is transiting to see where it will be focusing its energy. This area will capture and hold your attention for the first half of 2014. While in Libra, Mars will be posturing with several other planets in a powerful way creating unpredictable events. Several could be explosive and completely transformative. The last time Mars was in Libra – and it was for a normal stay – was in July and August of 2012. Check back to those months. It may give you a clue as to the topics that will be prominent for you during this transit of Libra. Today, the moon is in Aquarius (enjoys Libra) but quickly enters VOID at 7:11amET for the rest of the day! Prepare for partnership oriented projects, conversations, activities, etc now as Mars transits Libra. Gemini and Aquarius wil enjoy the day as long as they can have their way! J Remember to always expect the unexpected (including delays) when the moon is void.
Dec 8: The moon slips into Pisces at 3:34amET giving us a little down time from the social Aquarius moon. Use your intuition and imagination to find gifts for those hard to buy for. Listen to music. Donate to your favorite charity. Sing and dance. There is “tangled” energy midday that could cause traffic or directions confusion. Be precise in conversations during this time to avoid problems. Virgo sun signs step back and breathe.
Dec 9: The moon continues in shy and reserved Pisces. Mid morning the energy is uneven but will pass quickly so do not get bogged down with any negative energy pop-ups in the AM. Visit your local animal shelter and adopt a pet!
Dec 10: The moon shifts enters VOID after midnight at 1:41amET until it moves into Aries at 8:06amET. The energy ramps up but the snags are few and far between. A good day to accomplish shopping because tomorrow is UGH. Libra sun signs might want to stay home and bake cookies or read or wrap gifts. Sagittarius can manage the Aries moon well so – go for it.
Dec 11: The moon in aggressive Aries really shows it’s stuff today. Although not really “rough”, there are enough potholes in the energy field to cause a little irritation for most people. Exercise patience and understanding when working with the public. Keep conversations to a minimum. Cancer and Capricorn sun signs feel “attacked”, so be patient. The energy passes quickly.
Dec 12: The moon starts the day in Aries again but quickly enters VOID at 10:37amET and remains VOID until 3:40pmET when it moves into practical and sensual Taurus. Other than a bump in the energy when the moon enters void, this is a smooth day. Scorpio and Aquarius may feel uneasy, but it is not bad. If you are shopping, be careful that you are really getting a bargain. Sometimes under Taurus moon energy the price is too high. There is also a tendency to overeat and overdrink under this moon!
Dec 13: Moon in Taurus all day with no negative aspects! What a wonderful day. The only thing to be careful of is overspending, etc. Worldwide, there could be some significant earth shifts. Banking/financial institutions may also be in the news.
Dec 14: The moon continues in the stoic sign of Taurus. News regarding beef or cattle could be making headlines. Sore throats are common under moon in Taurus as well as neck complaints. Find the time to sing or at the least listen to music. Leo sun signs will enjoy the singing although the energy might be tense.
Dec 15: The moon moved into the fickle sign of Gemini overnight. Conversations increase. With a full moon on the 17th, communications of all kinds, personal, electronic, mail, all… will be increasing and could even bump into delays causing frustrations, etc due to an overload of energy that is building for the full moon. Be cautious in speaking and writing to avoid mistakes. Have a “sing off” to allow the energy to express itself without any problems! Sagittarius just cannot understand the indecision at times of Gemini energy. Aquarius pays no mind and Libra just goes ahead with whatever feels good to them. This is NOT a good shopping day especially with Uranus stationing to go direct on the 17th! Expect things to pop out of the blue!
Dec 16: The moon is still in Gemini with only one twist midday. That could bring traffic problems, so be alert. There could also be fallout regarding a message or email/text. Be smart and limit communications to only what must be done or said. Aries sun signs should avoid making impulsive or assertive decisions/actions. Aqaurius needs to sit still – be patient as your ruler, Uranus is rearing to go forward!
Dec 17: FULL MOON at 25 Gemini plus URANUS is DIRECT in Aries at 9 degrees. Full moons usually bring an increase in emotional responses. In Gemini, this could be more chattiness or simply the enhanced desire to communicate more. Impatience will be part of this energy. With a full moon occurring early at 4:28amET and going VOID at the same time, expect the unexpected. Especially since Uranus has stationed and moves DIRECT at 12:29pmET. The few days around the 17th will have strong and maybe volatile energy. Be aware of this increased energy and be more cautious with anything involving electrical jobs, flying, and your ankles (yes, Uranus rules ankles). URANUS also rules the sign of Aquarius, electricity, lightning, auto manufacturers, airplanes, broadcasters, Russia, Iran, Cyprus, and Syria just to name a few. Due to the full moon energy, be careful in ALL types of communications. The moon moves into CANCER at 1:17pmET bringing a truckload of sensitivity to the scene. Full moon, Uranus direct, moon shifting into Cancer - whew. Hold onto your hat! This week is loaded!
Dec 18: The moon continues in the home and family sign of Cancer. With two rather intense aspects today – both before noon ET – it might be best to delay any activities until afternoon. Otherwise, the emotional intensity could cause hurt feelings. Capricorn sun signs and ascendants will feel stressed and overwhelmed by all the emotional “stuff”. Simply breathe. Pisces and Scorpio will feel the energy but manage it well.
Dec 19: The moon is still in the watery, sensitive sign of Cancer until 11:37pmET when it enters VOID for a few hours. The day is pretty even – with yucky energy only at late night. Maybe we can start to come down from the energy earlier in the week.
Dec 20: The moon moved into spotlight loving LEO at 1:48amET. Be careful with the last minute Christmas shopping! Leo loves generosity. Great, but temper it with being practical today. Otherwise, there could be some regret. Aquarius will do well shopping today.
Dec 21: VENUS stations RETROGRADE – Winter Solstice with the Sun moving into Capricorn. The moon is still in Leo. The energy may or may not feel stressful. It all depends on your circumstances (how much you have on your to do list!) and how you manage your stress. Capricorn sun signs feel a surge of positive energy. All things ruled by Venus (including things ruled by Capricorn) will feel a slight slowdown now. It is time for a review of these areas.
Dec 22: The moon moves into VOID at 8:25amET until afternoon at 2:19pmET when it slides into Virgo. Virgo can be rather critical and demanding of attention to detail. It is best to use this type of energy for taking care of bills, getting haircuts, cleaning your house and car, etc. No need to critique your partner or family! Pisces sun signs stay away from crowds!
Dec 23: The moon is in Virgo and really allows a lot to be accomplished today. That allows for quick progress. Gemini may not enjoy this energy but you can make tremendous strides. Now is a good time to think about a healthy way of living and eating for 2014. Allow yourself to ENJOY whatever your new plan is, otherwise, success will be short lived.
Dec 24: Christmas Eve. The moon is still in Virgo. MERCURY moves into CAPRICORN. The thinking will become more business oriented, practical and maybe a little detached. Financial concerns top the list. I could say its normal considering it is the holiday season, but this is different so a little caution flag is blowing in the wind. Any skin, bone or teeth ailments that pop up now should be seen by a doctor if lasting beyond 3 days.
Dec 25 - Merry Christmas!
Christmas Day has the moon moving into Libra at 1:17amET. The Libra sun signs enjoy all the pretty things, partnerships, and love and music. Today is a wonderful day to celebrate with family. There are a few UGH energies: 2 before 5amET, one at 8:48amET, and then nothing until 5:40pmET. Overall, a good time during the day! Be thankful and enjoy the day.
Dec 26: The moon is still in Libra and has only one stressful energy at 9:01amET.. the rest of the day is smooth. There appears to be a public display or event that could create headline news. With powerful aspects happening over the next few days, it is wise to stay tuned in to the news, be patient in all undertakings and always exercise caution with managing your financial accounts.
Dec 27: The moon goes VOID at 6:00amET until 8:58amET when it glides into secretive and intense Scorpio. Today is a good day to just breathe and be quiet. It is recovery time from holiday shopping and family gatherings but also a time of preparation for a new year. Go within; listen to your inner voice/intuition. Allow yourself to be guided so your dreams will manifest!
Dec 28: The moon remains in Scorpio. The energy of today is steady. A lot can be accomplished. Pisces and Cancer sun signs can enjoy today by accomplishing great things. Aquarius feels a little stressed as friendliness is diminished a bit under the Scorpio moon energy.
Dec 29: The moon enters VOID at 8:54amET until 12:37pmET when it jumps into blunt and sometimes sarcastic Sagittarius. The energy is peaceful in the AM but quickly switches to bickering type energy in the afternoon. Be considerate and go the extra mile. Hurt feelings can be avoided if you exercise more caution in speech. There is no need to be rude!
Dec 30: The moon only lingered in Sagittarius overnight before going VOID at 6:36amET. Thank goodness! The moon is VOID all day allowing for some down time. There is challenging energy, however, late afternoon, early evening. It could create explosive events. Be very careful operating machinery, driving, or around fire or flammable objects. This energy is disruptive, so be forewarned.
Dec 31: New Year’s Eve and the moon starts the day still VOID until 1:01pmET when it moves into the sign of Capricorn. It joins Mercury already in Capricorn. This is not the most loving energy for a New Years Eve and having Venus, the ruler of love, retrograde makes it even more “frosty”. Add to the mix the powerful aspects between Capricorn, Libra and Aries energy that is at work right now and it is a tough time. Capricorn is loyal and operates with a black and white energy. Commitments made now could be “tainted” or at the least delayed. Although there may not be as much “romantic” energy, there will be loyalty, responsibility and strength. We are closing out what has been a difficult and challenging year for many. We had disasters and political yuck, etc. I will have my forecast for 2014 included with my January forecast. Be blessed everyone and Happy New Year!
Eclipses in 2014
Apr 15 – Lunar Eclipse in Libra 25 degrees
Apr 29 – Solar Eclipse in Taurus 8 degrees
Oct 08 - Lunar Eclipse in Aries 15 degrees (Powerful energy)
Oct 23 - Solar Eclipse in Scorpio 0 degrees (Intense energy)
When a planet is retrograde, its energy is weakened, misunderstood or projected in an unclear manner. The sun signs, industries, activities and so forth ruled by the retrograde planet, will feel held back, restricted, misunderstood or weakened. This is also a time when you are given an opportunity to re-do, re-evaluate these areas. Many times it brings about a better solution or happier direction.
Venus: Dec 21 - Jan 31 in Capricorn - The last time Venus was retrograde was in the May-June 2012. It was in the sign of communication: Gemini. Now, it is in the sign of business, Capricorn: borrowing, lending, business districts, etc as well as government are highlighted. When any planet retrogrades, it gives the things ruled by the planet (and the sign it is in) a chance for review, reconsideration, adjusting, etc before it returns to full power. There could be events involving the above mentioned that enables a change to occur in one of all of those areas. There could be another govt slowdown. A financial institution could make waves with the public – as examples. LOVE is also featured – and it may feel as though your partnership has cooled off (Capricorn) but really it is only allowing you to see each other as you really are – without rose colored glasses. Capricorn energy is very loyal once it makes a commitment. Under the circumstances, everyone should move slowly in areas of love, beauty, business and govt while Venus is retrograde in Capricorn!
Jupiter: Nov 7 - Mar 5 in Cancer - Jupiter rules Sagittarius sun signs and also the area of your chart that has Sagittarius on the cusp (if you know your chart). Sagittarius is the truth seeker. It rules higher education, religions, foreign places and people involved in legal decisions, i.e. judges. Many of the subjects Sagittarius rules will undergo review, change or simply be the topic of conversation and news.
Uranus: Jul 17 - Dec 17 in Aries - Uranus rules Aquarius and the house in your astrological chart that has Aquarius on the cusp. It is the sign of humanity. It rules the knees and lower legs. It also rules earthquakes, auto manufacturers and mechanics, things electric including electricians, engineers, motion pictures, explosives, radiation, trains, and Russia to name a few. These matters will slow down for a life review or for resolution to an already ongoing issue. Uranus subjects may be in the news!
Void of Course Moon(VOC or VOID)
When the transiting moon makes no aspect to a transiting planet, it is considered to be VOID. During these void periods - which can last a few minutes or a few days - it is best to avoid signing sign contracts, interviewing for jobs, or setting important appointments. Why? Because appointments are usually delayed or rescheduled altogether or they do not turn out as expected. Contracts have delays or have to be re-negotiated, etc. Job interviews turn out to be non-productive or empty promises are made. If, for instance, a first interview does occur and appears positive, you may be asked to start ASAP or have to interview with additional people, etc.
I feel that during void moon energy, solutions to problems can be found. Therefore, it is an excellent time for lawyers to find loopholes in cases or uncover evidence that will turn a case in their favor. Lost items are found or returned during this energy at a higher percentage than when the moon is not void. Any computer glitches that have evaded solution can suddenly be resolved. You can be lucky and win a lottery or raffle. Keep in mind that during a VOID MOON, any activities undertaken usually take TWICE as long to accomplish!!! There is also an element of LUCK associated with this void energy...use it wisely.
I feel that during void moon energy, solutions to problems can be found. Therefore, it is an excellent time for lawyers to find loopholes in cases or uncover evidence that will turn a case in their favor. Lost items are found or returned during this energy at a higher percentage than when the moon is not void. Any computer glitches that have evaded solution can suddenly be resolved.
One thing is for certain -- always expect the unexpected during a VOID of COURSE MOON timeframe -- good and bad -- and be prepared for delays.
If the slower moving planets connect with one of your personal planets during 2013 (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars), energy will develop to bring about a needed event or change. So, it is helpful to know if this will be happening so you can plan better and be prepared to make it a good “connection”. Here are the slower moving planets and the signs they will energize in 2013:
Jupiter is the fastest moving of the slower planets, staying approximately a year in each sign. In the last week of June it will leave the sign of Gemini and move into the sign of Cancer until the summer of 2014. This is great news for Cancer sun signs AND the astrological house in your chart with Cancer on the cusp. Jupiter offers “guardian angel” energy. It cannot prevent all challenges but it can help the ones you have to be a bit easier. The “negatives” of a Jupiter transit that I feel strong about are the ones that bring in the law/legal (Jupiter rules those), weight gain (yeah, it thinks it is protecting you!), and inflated thinking (make sure you can deliver what you say). Enjoy the blessings of Jupiter especially while it is in such a wonderful partnership with Uranus (planet of surprises and unpredictable happenings) Major powerful world negotiations are likely to take place during the summer of 2013 once Jupiter moves into Cancer in opposition to Pluto in Capricorn (big business).
Saturn takes about 2.5 years to move through each sign. In 2013, it will transit in the sign of Scorpio for the first time since the 1980s and stays in Scorpio until 2014/15. Saturn's energy helps us discipline and focus our talents and urges. It can bring unexpected responsibilities or even a health crisis that will require discipline and focus to overcome. It is the COMMITMENT KING. Commitments made during a transiting aspect of Saturn to your personal planets have endurance energy initiated. Not bad for a good marriage or business partnership! This is the time to stay current with your medical exams especially if you are a Scorpio sun sign or ascendant OR a Taurus sun sign or ascendant. Scorpio is the sign opposite Taurus. This opposition touches the Taurus sun signs born in late Apr and first 2 days in May with this Saturn energy along with Scorpio – just not as intense. It CAN feel oppressive having Saturn in your sun sign (or opposing it), but it doesn't have to be felt that way. With the ability to focus and accomplish, use it to finish up projects or goals that have been set aside. Take on any added responsibilities as a learning experience that will benefit you. Hard work is usually required when Saturn is in your sign so be prepared to work hard and be rewarded accordingly. The latter half of 2013 will have Saturn and Jupiter in a comfortable partnership. That will bring some "lightness" to the weight of Saturn. Not bad, not bad at all!
Uranus in ARIES will continue transiting the sign of Aries moving from 4 degrees Aries to 9 degrees in 2013. If you have astrological planets at 4,5,6,7,8, or 9 degrees Aries (or Libra, Aries opposite), Uranus will energize that planet sometime in 2013. Those born the last 4 days in March and the first two days of April will feel the powerful contact with Uranus more directly. Libra sun signs born the first week of Oct feel this energy as an opposing force. It is challenging but not as aggressively challenging as those born in the sign of Aries. You could suddenly quit a job, seek a divorce, change your hair style, or even decide to change residence when this happens. The energy of freedom loving Uranus is not predictable except to say it is unpredictable. Sudden changes, accidents, changes in beliefs, strong desire to be free, etc can all be part of this energy. Be careful in your desire to feel free, to break the rules, to make radical changes, especially if you are aged 40-42. Remember, once the transit completes, you will be living with the consequences of your actions and decisions! Uranus is sending kind vibes to Aquarius and Gemini while challenging Cancer and Capricorn.
Neptune - in Pisces - will move from 1 degree to 3 degrees Pisces in 2013. It is very slow moving. Those Pisces born Feb 18 to Feb 23 or who have planets or ascendant at 2-5 degrees Pisces will be touched by this mysterious and vague planetary energy in 2013. Be cautious in business dealings as Neptune energy can be so evasive, you can be deceived before you know it. Neptune has a strong spiritual side and connects to the higher realms. Perhaps if your planets are contacted by this transiting Neptune, you will find yourself returning to church, picking up a new belief, restoring your faith, or finding that true love! That’s not bad at all. Virgo sun signs may find themselves working with Pisces sun signs or changing careers to work in a Pisces industry i.e., oil, ink, ocean liners, entertainment, singing, children, any music or acting, etc. Virgo sun signs will feel the opposing energy and it could create feelings that make them wonder if they are a little “out of it”. Enjoy this opportunity to dream, Virgo! You are great at detail, Pisces not so much and Neptune surely does not care. So, Virgo born Aug 23 - 28 will likely feel this “cloudiness” quite strongly. A positive from it could be an enhancement of some creative talents or maybe just vivid dreams!
Pluto - in Capricorn - will be at 8, 9, 10 and 11 degrees of Capricorn in 2013. Those born the last 4 days of December and the first 3 days of January will feel this transit more directly. Any planet you may have in your astrological chart that is at the degrees mentioned, will feel the power of Pluto. It brings about transformation that has been coming for the past year or so. It can also involve corruption, drugs, sexual desires, skin and teeth issues, government planning, the disciplining parent, to name a few. The same applies to the sign of Cancer born the last 5 days of June and the first 3 days of July; or Cancer planets at 8, 9, 10, 11 degrees of Cancer. Luckily, after June 2013, Cancer sign will enjoy having Jupiter at its side as it reduces the effects of opposing Pluto. Because Capricorn and Cancer are action oriented signs, Pluto’s transit will create strong desires for action, not just thinking about something. This helps define economic changes that will be beneficial and strong. Capricorn rules the skin and teeth, knees, landlords, countries of India, Mexico, Greece, bones in general, parts of Iran and the Vatican, and it rules government and government officials to name a few that might be in the news this year. The changes being made will be long lasting ones. A word to the wise should be sufficient. Virgo and Taurus - fellow earth signs of Capricorn - should find the transformations, changes, very positive and smooth. Way to go!
Be blessed, always!