RUNE OF THE MONTH: Wunjo “Joy”. A month to be present to the moment, follow our bliss, and appreciate our blessings. The more we know our place in the universe, and are grateful for everything we are/were given, the more aligned we become with our true life purpose. In the end, it is not so much about how much money we make, or how successful we are in the eyes of society, but how happy we are.
Neptune turns Direct on December 3rd at 22º39’ Pisces with a shadow period remaining until March 25, 2023. This degree is symbolized by: “An inhabited island.” Our compassion, sensitivity, and empathy are back to being in the right place. Our hearts are open to humanity, dissolving the sense of isolation.
Uranus remains retrograde this whole month until January 21, 2023. Its shadow period remains until May 9, 2023. The degrees traveled in December (16º03’-15º10’ Taurus) are represented by: “A symbolic battle between ‘swords’ and ‘torches’” and “An old teacher fails to interest his pupils in traditional knowledge”. Our values are coming into question. As many changes are occurring in our relationships, our finances, our work, and our connection to Mother Earth, new ideas are needed. The old knowledge no longer works for the new paradigm we are entering into.
Mars remains retrograde this whole month between 18º53’ and 9º14’ Gemini and will remain so until January 12, 2023. Its shadow periods lasts until March 15, 2023. These degrees are symbolized by: “A large archaic volume reveals a traditional wisdom”, “Two Chinese men talking Chinese in a Western crowd”, “The head of a robust youth changes into that of a mature thinker”, “A woman activist in an emotional speech, dramatizing her cause”, “Two Dutch children talking”, “Two people, living far apart, in telepathic communication”, “A world famous pianist giving a concert performance”, “ A black slave-girl demands her rights of her mistress”, “Newly opened lands offer the pioneer new opportunities for experience” and “An aeroplane performing a nose-dive”. Gossip is ill advised as leaked information could travel far and wide, coming back to haunt us. Long-held anger could unexpectedly erupt. Impulsive actions create volatile situations. Vicious attacks come out of left field testing our integrity, courage, and inner strength. Short trips might be delayed. Communications are disrupted. Hackers may be more active than usual. Forward movement may be stuck. Best to wisely accept those limitations without forcing issues at all costs.
Jupiter re-enters Aries, this time for good on December 20th till May 17, 2023. Our evolution is accelerating, the pace is picking up, forcing us to stay very present to the moment. During the next 5 months, we are encouraged to develop our leadership abilities, start projects we are excited about, travel, be daring and adventurous. We are given the chance to carve anew our place in society and create the life of our dreams. We have the wonderful task of inspiring others with our philosophy our spiritual beliefs, and our unique perspective on current affairs. Our integrity is impeccable. Our faith and self-confidence are powerful in helping us manifest our visions. As we follow our bliss, we open the floodgates of abundance both on a material and mental level.
Mercury turns Retrograde on December 29 at 24º21’ Capricorn till January 18 with a shadow period remaining until February 7, 2023. This degree is symbolized by: “An oriental rug dealer in a store filled with precious ornamental rugs.” This is a rather introspective retrogradation. We are asked to review our professional goals and may need to re-examine contracts as well as reassess our business associations. This is not a good period to make any legally binding commitment to our job or to ask for a promotion. Best to focus on our inner resources, connect deeply to our wisdom, and become as completely self-sufficient as possible.
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The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming
- On Thursday 12/1 between 6:44 PM and 8:41 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.
- From Saturday 12/3 at 9:46 PM till Sunday 12/4 at 3:38 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
- On Tuesday 12/6 between 11:02 AM and 12:49 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
- On Thursday 12/8 between 10:13 PM and 11:49 PM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
- On Sunday 12/11 between 10:49 AM and 12:09 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.
- From Thursday 12/13 at 7:52 AM till Friday 12/14 at 12:45 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
- On Friday 12/16 between 11:13 AM and 11:49 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.
- On Sunday 12/18 between 2:35 PM and 7:31 PM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
- On Tuesday 12/20 between 6:45 PM and 11:12 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
- On Thursday 12/22 between 12:16 PM and 11:49 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
- On Saturday 12/24 between 7:11 PM and 11:14 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
- On Monday 12/26 between 10:19 AM and 11:34 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
- From Wednesday 12/28 at 10:21 PM and Thursday 12/29 at 2:36 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.
- On Saturday 12/31 between 4:44 AM and 9:08 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!
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Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:
Moon in Aries between Thursday 12/1 at 8:41 PM and Sunday 12/4 at 3:37 AM + between Thursday 12/29 at 2:36 AM and Saturday 12/31 at 9:07 AM: Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….
Moon in Taurus between Sunday 12/4 at 3:38 AM and Tuesday 12/6 at 12:48 PM: Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, opening a bank account, investing in real estate, buying, and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as bodywork…
Moon in Gemini between Tuesday 12/6 at 12:49 PM and Thursday 12/8 at 11:48 PM: Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….
Moon in Cancer between Thursday 12/8 at 11:49 PM and Sunday 12/11 at 12:08 PM: Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor, and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Sunday 12/11 at 12:09 PM and Wednesday 12/14 at 12:44 AM: Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance, and creativity in general…
Moon in Virgo between Wednesday 12/14 at 12:45 AM and Friday 12/16 at 11:48 AM: Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning, healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….
Moon in Libra between Friday 12/16 at 11:49 AM and Sunday 12/18 at 7:30 PM: Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).
Moon in Scorpio between Sunday 12/18 at 7:31 PM and Tuesday 12/20 at 11:11 PM: Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.
Moon in Sagittarius between Tuesday 12/20 at 11:12 PM and Thursday 12/22 at 11:48 PM: Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….).
Moon in Capricorn between Thursday 12/22 at 11:49 PM and Saturday 12/24 at 11:13 PM: Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business, and redefining our long-term goals…
Moon in Aquarius between Saturday 12/24 at 11:14 PM and Monday 12/26 at 11:33 PM : Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers, and technology in general….
Moon in Pisces between Monday 12/26 at 11:34 PM and Thursday 12/29 at 2:35 AM: Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…
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This month’s intentional meditation starts on Wednesday 12/7. Let us take out as many blank sheets of paper as we have intentions and place them near a window, on a balcony or in a garden so that they basked in the light of the Full Moon in Gemini at exactly 8:06 PM. Once that moment passes, let us gather our Full Moon charged blank sheets and place them in a folder.
On Friday 12/23, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window so that they are out by exactly 2:17 AM for the New Moon in Capricorn. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams….
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Thursday 12/1: Mercury Square Neptune (5:08 PM), Venus Sextile Saturn (7:09 PM)
Our thoughts could be somewhat muddled today. A vague sense of discontentment, misunderstandings, daydreaming are common occurrences with this transit. Not a good day for signing any legally binding documents. But excellent for a creative project requiring the use of our imagination. Single people could feel lonelier today, while those who are in a romantic connection may have to take a very realistic look at their bond. Today, while a shaky relationship may need to end, a good one is strengthened. A great day to get engaged or move in together.
Saturday 12/3: Neptune turns Direct (4:15 PM), Venus Square Neptune (11:12 PM)
Regarding Neptune turning Direct, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today, more specifically, we could be in love with love and ignore red flags. Prone to deceit and disillusion, we could believe that we have meet our princess or knight in shining armor, only to be disappointed later on when the glitter fades away. Beware of scammers who sweet talk you into giving them your cash.
Monday 12/5: Mercury Square Jupiter (11:05 PM)
We may promise more than we can deliver. If a proposition seems too good to be true, it probably is. Exaggerating facts, talking too much, spilling secrets that should have best been kept quiet can be some of the challenging sides of this transit. Legal advice may end up being more costly than necessary.
Tuesday 12/6: Mercury enters Capricorn (2:06 PM till February 12, 2023)
During the next 2 months, our thinking is serious, structured, and disciplined. Our mind is on our goals and ambitions. We seek the advice of older, successful people we respect and admire. Small talk is not our cup of tea. We may even become loners, preferring the company of a good book we can learn from than meaningless chitchat.
Wednesday 12/7: Sun Opposition Mars (9:42 PM)
We could encounter aggressivity, even violence today. Best to stay out of harm’s way. It is not advised to pick a fight unless we absolutely need to defend ourselves against an unjust attack or have to preserve our integrity. Let us be extra careful while operating a motor vehicle or any potentially harmful object. Grace under pressure should be today’s motto.
Friday 12/9: Venus Square Jupiter (4:55 AM), Venus enters Capricorn (7:54 PM till January 4, 2023)
We might spend a lot more than we intended. An item may be more costly than it is worth, or in retrospect feel cumbersome or of bad taste. We could go overboard while partying. Feelings are exaggerated. Our enthusiasm could be a little too much. Moderation is recommended. During the next month, we are likely to be financially more careful, a little more insecure about our attractiveness, and generally more cautious when it comes to romance. A flowery speech is not exactly enticing. We seek a solid, grounded, real relationship that will stand the test of time.
Monday 12/12: Sun Sextile Saturn (10:12 AM)
Duty calls. Excellent for completing boring, tedious obligations demanding focus, discipline, and seriousness. Clearing our desk of backlogged work, contacting people who can help advance our career, reassessing our goals, and making structured plans to reach them, are all favored.
Wednesday 12/14: Sun Square Neptune (9:10 AM)
A rather low-energy day. We could feel particularly sensitive to noise, crowds, and light. Prone to deceit and scams, it is best to stay tranquil, enjoy our rest, watch a nice movie, read an inspiring book, be creative and meditative. Great for artists.
Saturday 12/17: Mercury Trine Uranus (1:37 PM)
A day of brilliant, progressive ideas. Flashes of insight help us see a situation with clarity. We connect dots in an unusual manner. Our friendships are exciting, opening us to new people, interests, and situations.
Tuesday 12/20: Jupiter re-enters Aries (6:32 AM till May 17, 2023)
Kindly refer to the paragraph below.
Wednesday 12/21: the Sun enters Capricorn (1:46 PM till January 21, 2023), Sun Square Jupiter (4:50 PM)
During the next month, we tend to be focused, disciplined, hard-working, and ambitious. Climbing the social ladder seems more important than just enjoying life. We value aloneness, seriousness, and wisdom, and could be more quiet than usual. An excellent time to make New Year resolutions, create a plan to achieve our goals, and start a project that requires long-term commitment. Today more specifically, our enthusiasm could be a little exaggerated. We could trust others more than we reasonably should and may invest a little more money than is wise. A day to practice moderation.
Thursday 12/22: Venus Trine Uranus (1:48 AM)
A day to balance intimacy and freedom. A relationship begun today could be unexpected, unusual, and incredibly exciting. A romance may become more of a friendship, while a friendship may turn to love. The need to remain independent and honor our individuality is very strong. Any sign of jealousy or possessivity could end a budding romance. Our adventurous spirit seeks a meeting of the minds. Finances could be a little volatile with sudden gains and unexpected losses.
Saturday 12/24: Mercury Sextile Neptune (5:17 PM)
A wonderful day for creativity. Artists are particularly inspired. Not a good day for anything requiring attention to details, facts and figures. But great for daydreaming, using our imagination, and enjoying the quiet beauty of life. A day best spent watching a feel-good movie, reading an uplifting novel, and generally resting and meditating.
Wednesday 12/28: Venus Sextile Neptune (12:32 AM)
Today, we may well meet our soulmate. The sense of magic, beauty, and enchantment we are likely to feel is more real than with any other connection of these two planets. A great day for a romantic date, an elegant engagement that requires of us to dress up, or a make-over. Money comes to us in rather mysterious ways.
Thursday 12/29: Mercury turns Retrograde (1:32 AM till January 18, 2023), Mercury Conjunct Venus (5:58 AM)
Regarding Mercury retrograde, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today, more specifically, we should enjoy the company of good friends. Our communications are pleasant and diplomatic. We are easy-going, and fun to be with. Our focus on nice, light topics brings joy all around.
Saturday 12/31: Venus Conjunct Pluto (9:25 PM)
A day of passion. A romantic involvement is likely to be very sexual in nature. A relationship begun today has an element of intensity, even drama. It feels destined and does not tolerate any open backdoor. We are not above jealousy, possessivity, control, or manipulation, and despite being normally rather leveled, could be shocked at the feelings that arise in us. A great day to open an investment account. Today, money gives us a feeling a power.
Wishing you a happy end of year!
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.Kindly note that the days and times given are in PST (Pacific Daylight Saving Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (except AZ which is on PDT) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours, for Eastern European Time (EET), add 10 hours.
**By Michelle Karen