December 28—First Quarter Moon: Manifesting. A week ago, the Sun and Moon joined in Capricorn to plant a seed in the realm of form. True to the cardinal earth nature of Capricorn, the aspiration is for structures that serve a purpose. Now, the Moon has separated from the Sun by 90 degrees, entering the next cardinal sign of the zodiac, Aries. True to the fiery nature of Aries, we chaff a little at the solid determination of that Capricorn seed. The struggle becomes: When to slow down and when to speed up? When to be careful and when to be daring? When to keep the focus on long-term progress and when to focus on the very next leap? This is an appropriate conflict to investigate further. The tension between Capricorn and Aries is part of the ongoing square between Pluto and Uranus in effect since at least 2012. Sometimes this tension feels frustrating and sometimes exhilarating as we continue to push forward toward lasting change. Emotions will fluctuate today. We begin the day under a solid connection between the Moon and Saturn. The fire of inspiration can serve our long-range goals. Later in the day, the impetuous nature of this Aries Moon becomes more uncontrolled. This type of energy can take us in unexpected directions, enticing us to try a new approach. The Moon comes into contact with Uranus and Pluto late in the evening (CST). Because of that, tomorrow may be as unexpected and volatile as today. Notice the dance between earth and spirit. Invoke the spirit of possibility into the forms of life.
Monday, December 29. Yesterday’s conflicts become a call to action today. Be active to discharge frustration. The Moon in Aries makes a favorable contact with Mars (the ruler of Aries). Inhibitions are low as we are enveloped by desire to break through constraints. The Moon’s square to Mercury in Capricorn puts the brakes on for a time. Mistakes may come from moving too fast or when you fail to think things through. Pause and then move ahead with your inspirations. The trine between the Moon and Jupiter boosts confidence and maybe more recklessness. Calming influence can come from the square between the Moon and Venus in Capricorn. Relationships and fiscal responsibility help us to focus the momentum on worthy goals.
January 1—Gibbous Moon: Perfecting. New Year’s Day. The doorway to the new year is open. As you step through, bring your best self forward. The Gibbous phase of the Moon has an expectant quality to it. We are on the verge, pregnant with the New Moon seed of intention. Perfectionism is a hindrance to true liberation. Rather than use this energy to make unreasonable resolutions, take a moment to acknowledge your heart that cares deeply regardless of whether you ever attain the mountaintop before you. Remember that the journey, not the final destination, is the gift of aspiration.