Sunday, December 22. With the Moon in Virgo, we always feel better if we can deep clean or tidy at least one thing in our surroundings. There is a lot to prepare for with the holidays upon us. We get a full three days of Virgo Moon this week so let the industrious energy of Virgo inspire our efforts. Turn off the noise of perfectionism, which is just Virgo satisfaction on steroids. More is not better. The Sun and Moon form a nice trine (both in earth signs) helping us draw needed boundaries.
Monday, December 23. See yesterday’s entry about Virgo. That applies to today too. The Moon trines Pluto and is sextile to Jupiter later tonight. Look at your wellbeing from a holistic perspective. Self-care is the root of caring for your family and loved ones. Notice how health and wealth are linked and what each of us can do to be healthier and wealthier through attending to the things that really matter. Time to let go of the distractions if possible.
Tuesday, December 24. The next two days are the Christian holy days celebrating the Virgin birth of Jesus. With today’s third full day of Virgo (the Virgin) Moon, notice what you think a virgin birth signifies. The concept of purity is a tricky thing that can be used to shame ourselves and others. But there is another way to look at a core value like purity—the power of the clean slate is one of them. What old patterns do you wish to wipe clean at this time of expectation? As the year comes to an end, as Venus retrogrades, as many of us gather with family and loved ones, will you take a moment to honor the power of beginning anew? The Sun is sextile to Neptune; opening to inspiration and compassion comes naturally.
December 25—Last Quarter Moon: Evaluating. What are the gifts of self-knowledge? If we know our patterns and triggers better, without judgment, how does this impact our choices and ability to change even those familiar patterns and triggers? Since the energy may be tense today due to transits between Mars, Uranus, the Moon, and Pluto, (please see the intro to this week’s transits for more information), it is a good idea to be aware of these patterns. Everyone’s reaction times may be shortened due to the nature of these planetary aspects. At times, this can be exciting and at other times exhausting. Give yourself a break when you need it. There is more afoot than noticing personal patterns. The larger story that will develop into the spring season is about change. We are on the cusp of those changes. Let’s bring our whole selves to the next chapter on this earth. In spite of potential stress today, a great deal of authentic joy is possible too. Notice what makes your heart leap in love and wonder. Make a plan to cultivate this joy.
Thursday, December 26. In the central time zone our dreams are influenced by a delightful aspect between Mercury and Neptune in the middle of the night. The dreams seek to communicate visions of compassion and connection. If yesterday was stressful, we get a chance to even out those feelings. With the Moon in Libra, notice relationship dynamics that you appreciate and that you can improve. What do you need for balance?
Friday, December 27. If you are an introvert, the Scorpio Moon calls you back into your shell to recharge after the holidays. That is just fine. We may need to smooth out ruffled feathers. We may just not feel like talking. But that doesn’t mean that hearts aren’t connecting anyway. The influence of Neptune from yesterday into today asks us to listen to our hearts. Even if you aren’t an introvert, it may be easier to be alone today as we acknowledge tenderness.
December 28—Balsamic Moon: Surrendering. We are letting go of the year at the same time we let go of this lunar cycle. With the Moon in Scorpio, surrendering the past may take the form of purging and releasing to make way for the new. Don’t underestimate the power of simplicity and shedding unnecessary baggage. If we are making room for a new world in 2014, what do you need to surrender right now? Attachment and detachment show us essential things about ourselves. We never stop learning who we are. The Sagittarius cycle is ending but the journey continues.