Do the holidays make you feel overwhelmed?

I mean there is all the planning, the gift buying, and the people to visit.

It’s a never-ending list of celebratory activities that leave many frustrated and it gets worse as the Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) deadline gets near.

Well, this weekend we get an astrological opportunity to get everything done and out of the way.

Let me tell you how.

On Saturday, Mercury moving through Capricorn forms a sextile to Neptune.  Your creative juices will flow, and this is a splendid time to decide which gifts you are going to give to people, and your sensitivity to them will be heightened, and I find using Mercury-Neptune connections ideal for giving that ‘perfect’ gift for the people in your life that you love.

We also have a conjunction of the Sun and Saturn, which makes us want to get things done and focus on the tasks at hand.  This aspect gives us the ability to plan and organize and since it is not real social, we can get done all the things that often annoy us and get it out of the way so we can enjoy the rest of the season without stress or further annoyances.

On Sunday, the Moon will move through sensual Taurus.  Taurus is the ‘sit back and relax’ sign because it enjoys simple pleasures like a good massage, a luxurious dinner, and even a bit of creamy, decadent chocolate for desert.  It’s the universe’s way of giving us a ‘cheat day’ so that we can enjoy the finer things in life.

*Storm Update*   I am taking next week off from the Daily does – we pretty much only have lunar aspects that are going to happen, so I thought it would be as good of a time as any to finish your Astrology of 2017 forecast, which is my present to you every Christmas.

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Mercury is the planetary ruler this week and it lands snuggled between the Sun and the Moon in the 4th house of family in traditional Capricorn.  Now, this isn’t anything new, as we turn towards the holiday season our minds are on our family and connecting with those we care about, which can be both frustrating and comforting.

Mercury forms a sextile to Venus in the 2nd and another sextile to Neptune in the 6th.  Our minds are going to be on our money (Venus) and Neptune will open our spiritual natures, leaving us to feel more charitable and compassionate towards our fellow man.  It’s also a week in which we need to look deep within our souls in order to transform much of the darkness that is bursting through the collective.  In order to do this, we may need to avoid getting sucked into the paranoia and fear that we are exposed to in our social media feeds and take a deep look at what we truly value by avoiding the sirens call of political madness.

As we approach the last two days of the festival of lights, I call upon all faiths – kabbalists, light workers, Muslims, Jews, Pagans, Buddhists, and even Christians to let go of the dark sheet of chaos which has blanketed our perceptions with fear and embrace the light of the creator by SPEAKING LIFE and eliminating death.

Now, on with the forecast…

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Moon in Capricorn

I’m going to be blunt; the week is going to start off extremely rough.  The Moon continues to move through Capricorn, the sign of duty and responsibility.  There will be an urge to get things done and take care of responsibilities, and at this time of the year, this can be rough and expectations may overwhelm you.

The Moon makes several aspects throughout the day – a conjunction to Pluto, squares to both Mars and Uranus, and then finally, during the evening hours, a trine to benefic Jupiter.  You will find that your emotions are easily stimulated and intense emotions that you normally keep at bay, may rise to the surface. You can expect changes to happen quickly and without warning, which could easily cause knee-jerk reactions and frustrated with obstacles that present themselves. However, during the evening hours, your emotions should become calmer and your anxieties may subside.  Perhaps the easiest way to combat these difficult energies throughout the day, is to stick with duties and responsibilities you have to take care of and leave the rest for another day.  Taking things slowly and methodically will help you get through the difficulties presented to you.

Monday, December 14, 2015:

Sun in Sagittarius square Jupiter in Virgo
Mercury in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces

Although squares are normally not easy aspects, the square between the Sun and Jupiter is not that bad, as long as you avoid the tendency to be excessive.  This is a great day to succeed at anything you put your mind to and as long as you do not take too much on board, and you should see the fruits of your labor rather quickly.  There is a natural tendency to be very generous and charitable with others while this aspect is active, and anything that you approach with a positive mindset will turn out positive.  It is important in your interactions with others that you try to see things from their point of view and take into consideration other people’s opinions.  Otherwise, you might turn people off if you appear too self-righteous.

During the afternoon hours, the general tone of the day will become subtler and your intuition will be greatly increased.  This will allow you to work on creative projects and your imagination will be off the charts.  Further, this is a great time to do any magical or intentional work, because it will be easier for you to envision the life you would like to live and bring those intentions to fruition.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015:

Moon in Aquarius

As Saturn moves through fiery Sagittarius, it is necessary for us to take the big picture that we have for our lives and attempt to give it form and meaning.  In other words, it is not enough to have a big picture for our lives, we must do something with it.  Fortunately, we do not have to do it alone, we can do it with the help of our friends and network of associates.  Today is a great day to reach out to your social circle in order to get to the next level.  You can do this by taking courses, sharing opinions and ideas with friends, or simply getting advice on situations that may block your growth.  You will find that the ‘others’ in your life are often catalysts for your greatest inspiration.

The Moon makes a couple of interesting aspects throughout the day – a sextile to Uranus in Aries and a trine to Mars in Libra.  The Moon sextile Uranus will help facilitate a feeling of restlessness that that shocks you out of your complacency and sends you on a course of creating new with your life.  This will only be amplified by the trine to Mars in Libra which gives us powerful energy reserves to get things accomplished.  This is a great time to start something new, because you will be easily inspired by outside stimulus.  Additionally, friends may provide unexpected vehicles for advancements.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015:

Moon in Pisces

The Moon will continue to move through Aquarius during the first half of the day.  It will first form a sextile to the Sun in Sagittarius, which will create rather harmonious emotional feelings for late night workers before going void of course at 2:17 AM EST.  While the Moon is void of course, try to avoid making firm agreements or beginning anything new.  The Moon remains void of course until 12:45 PM EST, when it will take a nose dive out of the airy sky of Aquarius and dive into the deep waters of Pisces.

As the Moon moves into Pisces, it will help open you up to being more emotionally receptive to those around you.  This is a great time to sit down and find out what other people in your life need at this time.  Pisces is the sign of the not-self and you can use this energy to be compassionate to others and find places of agreement that help to unite rather than divide.  Also, this is a great time to do charitable work or volunteer for the holidays.

Thursday, December 17, 2015:

Venus in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn

During the morning hours, Venus in Scorpio forms a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn.  Emotions will reach heightened levels today that will affect every relationship you are involved with on some level.  This is a great time to get in touch with your feelings and emotions and how they may be influencing or hindering your personal relationships.  Further, once you get in touch with your emotions, you can then take action to repair any damage that may have occurred in your relationships based on your emotional reactions.

Although Venus and Pluto will increase emotional intensity, the Moon makes favorable aspects throughout the day, which will help you handle the energies more effectively.  You should have an easy time communication with others and business opportunities should go smoothly throughout the day.  Additionally, the Moon trine Venus should open the doors for hot romantic encounters during the evening hours.

Friday, December 18, 2015:

Moon in Pisces

The Moon spends its last day in Pisces for the month and makes a couple of aspects – an opposition to Jupiter and a square (waxing square) to the Sun in Sagittarius.  During the early morning hours, you should feel rather optimistic about life and you need to be charitable towards others will be bursting through the seams, which, of course, could be blamed on the infectious holiday season.  You know, all that good will towards men stuff.  However, you should expect some shakeups to your weekend plans as the Moon squares the Sun and then goes void of course at 10:14 AM EST.

The Moon remains void of course until 4:26 PM EST.  The Moon then enters into fiery and energetic Aries and gives you a cosmic Red Bull boost for the rest of the evening.

Saturday, December 19, 2015:

Mercury conjunct Pluto in Capricorn

I am going to close the week by being as blunt as I began it – this is going to be a tough weekend.  Today, Mercury will conjoin Pluto in Capricorn and it is amplified by the Moon in Aries making several difficult aspects throughout the day.  So, stay on guard.

Mercury rules the mind and Pluto rules power, which can be delightful energy if you are a research assistant or a doctor, but when it’s also in configuration to disruptive Uranus, it can lead to some ‘stinking thinking’ and a mental hygienist may be in order.  It’s very easy to fall into obsessive and paranoid thoughts while this aspect is active and you may encounter situations that result in mental power struggles, but it’s best not to become burdened by these situations.  In fact, it may be best to walk away from argumentative people at this time.  Additionally, avoid gossip, even if it is exceptionally juicy.

See you next week when the Sun moves into Capricorn and a Full Moon occurs on Christmas Day.

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