“Lake Yellowstone Full Moon” by Lyn Dalebout
This exclamation point formed on the calm Full Moon waters of Lake Yellowstone earlier this summer. I did turn the picture upside down, adding a new perspective. Life might be turning you upside down, or turning your head in a new direction. It’s all part of the theme of this Sol~Lunar cycle of Reset which I wrote about in last week’s Star Signposts. The Full Moon arrives this coming Saturday, so expect more illuminating insights coming your way. In addition, the Sun and Mercury are nearing another sparking conjunction, exact next Monday. In this upcoming week, this alignment spawns important conversations and negotiations. They are hooking up in sidereal Scorpio, so the dialogues might involve finances, sexuality, power issues, or discovering a secret/reaching into new depths with your chosen therapist, be they a hired professional or a close friend.
Mon Dec 1
Today is a very energized and energizing Monday. A stimulating sextile happens early in the day between Mars ~ passion/action ~ and Saturn ~ discipline/accomplishment. This will help you stay excited and focused about facing the day’s tasks. The influence of an emotional Pisces Moon aligning with Uranus can make for extra-sensitive feelings, leading to tearful breakdowns or compassionate breakthroughs. The Sun makes an annual conjunction to the political powerhouse star of Antares, the red heart of the Scorpion. Key political strategies are set in motion, or decisions lead to positive fruition.
Tue Dec 2
There’s a confrontational directness today as the Aries Moon ~ independent/competitive ~ squares Mars in Capricorn ~ determined to win/succeed ~ and makes a quincunx to Saturn in Scorpio ~ wise teachers/power struggles. Your workout group or work environment might feel more aggressive as everyone wants to be their best selves, excel or even compete. This energy is like a student seeking their teacher’s approval. This is also a fabulous day to launch an initiative or co-evolve a new strategy.
Wed Dec 3
The influence of the pioneering courageous Aries Moon today makes a helpful trine to Pluto, planetary ruler of power/power struggles/extreme willfulness. Now’s the time to take on ‘the powers that be’ and come up with a plan as to how to implement your goals in regards to a cause you care about. This aspect calls forth your more adventurous side, that part of you that remains eternally a kid and wants to keep exploring things and stuff, be it a new continent, an unlearned language, a new art form or relationship. Set that creative desire in motion today! Exclamation point!
Thu Dec 4
As the Moon departs Aries later today, it will first make an expansive but tense square to Jupiter which can feel like a burst of confidence, or paradoxically, a flash of uncertainty. Then the Moon will oppose serious, critical Saturn later in the day. Be aware you have a choice about what to do when these feelings suddenly arise. Sometimes you just need to sit with something and not feed the fear. Just pay attention, talk to the fear, the doubt, or talk it through with a trusted friend. In addition, the sunshine of a trine forms between our life-giving Sun and experimental, quirky, inventive Uranus. Creative breakthroughs unfold naturally today if you are willing to move beyond previous beliefs and release something that has boxed you in for way too long.
Fri Dec 5
The Sun in possessive Scorpio makes a square to Chiron in detached Aquarius. This can create tension in relationships where one partner wants more intimacy and the other needs more space. Chiron is known to both expose our deepest vulnerabilities and wounds, while also bringing about truly miraculous healing. Conversations get down to core issues today. If you book some kind of healing bodywork or therapy today, you can make important lasting shifts. Keep in mind the Taurus Moon will look and feel full tonight as the actual Full Moon takes place before sunrise tomorrow. You may know by now how your body reacts to a Full Moon, but if you want to sleep, drink a cup of calming tea before bed, do some restorative yoga or rub each other’s shoulders and backs to relieve any tension that might arise due to the electromagnetic energies of a Full Moon. The planetary fields profoundly influence the nervous system, in particular. Staying up through the night might also be the choice for some of you! You will be naturally energized long into the night if you plug into this potent opposition charge of Sun and Moon. In addition, Venus now leaves the deep, dark, face- your-demons, emotional depths of Scorpio and enters the searing sunshine of Sagittarius for the coming few weeks. This transit will create a resurrection shift somehow, somewhere in your life.
Sat Dec 6
Today’s pre-dawn Full Moon pits Sun in sidereal (true astronomical alignment) opposite Moon in Taurus. Themes that might be ‘up’ that are associated with Scorpio and Taurus are finances, self-worth, desire for either drama or simplicity and ensuing power struggles. But there’s an additional wonderful astrological geometry that links up with this Sun~Moon polarity called a Grand Trine Kite. This most cooperative of aspects involves Ceres ~ caregiving ~ Juno ~ key partners ~ and Uranus on the South Lunar Node ~ breaking free of past habits/entrenched beliefs. All in all, this feels like an uplifting Full Moon, full of depth, emotion, touching, sensing, caring, collaborating.
Sun Dec 7
The Sun/Mercury conjunction is almost exact (tomorrow, to be exact). This aspect influences the functioning of our minds, manifesting as either non-stop obsessive/compulsive mental ruts, or laser-focused thinking. They both align with Ceres as well. Ceres is the ruler of all environmental causes, agriculture, care-giving, parenting, and also often manifests a grieving or letting go. There might be many who choose to make their transition today to some version of a new life, or even afterlife. Reach out to your important people today. Life’s short. Call now.
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