So why not sing to the nighttime and the burning stars up above?
Maybe peace hides in a storm.
Maybe winter’s heart is warm.
Maybe light itself is born
in the longest night of the year.
from the song, Longest Night by Sara Thomsen on Winter Wanderings
Sunday, December 15. If you are noticing huge waves of inspiration, a restless urge to change, or frustration at conventionality, you are picking up on the Uranus station. [A planet is said to station when it slows down to change apparent motion, either retrograde or direct.] When planets station, their influence is stronger. Uranus will station direct on the Full Moon in a couple of days but we feel this mental energy strongly now with the Moon in Gemini.
Monday, December 16. With the Moon in Gemini opposing Mercury in Sagittarius and Mercury forming a quincunx to Jupiter, it will be easy to have our thoughts get ahead of themselves today. It is fun to exchange witty remarks, make surprising new connections, or to get lost in a book, movie, or hobby. Enjoy the fresh approach that a Gemini Moon brings, just be aware that flow can sometimes disguise a missed connection or make it too easy to say the wrong thing unintentionally. However, we often overlook the importance of fun and flow in our lives. This is a good day to cultivate that quality, with just a bit of caution thrown in too.
December 17—Full Moon: Illuminating. The last two days have felt like the Full Moon even though technically the Full Moon doesn’t happen until early this morning. The Moon in Gemini has been reflecting back onto the Sagittarius Sun giving us an illuminating perspective on things begun at the New Moon* The energy is about to shift and it’s a good idea to take this moment to notice what you have been learning. It might come in handy later.
Wednesday, December 18. I admire people who can acknowledge their fears without letting those fears tell the whole story of who they are. There is courage in this authenticity. We get to aspire to that type of strength today. What helps you to remember a bigger story? Our homes and families may play a big role in helping us remember who we are today and what we really want for the world. We are not alone, even when we are afraid. And when we embrace that larger story, we strengthen others.
Thursday, December 19. Yesterday’s mood was a little tense. Try to spend some restorative time at home tonight. Home and hearth become very important in the darkening days of winter. Gratitude for our hearths and reaching out to those who do not have a welcoming hearth is a wonderful way to honor this day.
Friday, December 20. The upbeat Leo Moon arrives on the scene just in time for the weekend. We feel like letting off steam, dressing up in something sparkly, and kindling the warm fire of social interaction. We’ve almost reached the longest night of the year. Where do you find the spark of light within that darkness? Creativity is another way to access the light. Enjoy.
December 21—Disseminating Moon: Sharing. Winter Solstice. Whatever light you’ve discovered in this lunar cycle dedicated to self-knowledge, commit yourself to sharing just a bit of that flame with another today. This phase of the Moon encourages sharing the merit, the journey, the understanding we’ve received. On the longest night of the year, each of us has a spark to share.