Astrology Forecast: December 2018
Greetings! Here we are in December, can you believe it? This year has gone by quickly with lots of twists and turns, elating moments, some tension and, let's not forget retrogrades! (How could we?!)
Changing times, just like tides, can bring in bounty. They can wash out certain things in our lives and leave us questioning: “where did that come from?” or “what was that?” What’s important is that when things seem like they are just happening to us, it is important that we recognize there is always a bigger picture, a reason, and also, a silver lining. It is good to take changing times as a call to step up and improve ourselves and get in line with that silver lining.
There are a few hints in the sky this month that can bring you satisfaction this season. By looking at the Grand Cross, Mercury, Chiron and the new and full moon you will discover some aspects this month that can help you find your path to PEACE.
The Grand Cross (Venus & Uranus Opposition)
The month of December starts out during the Grand Cross. This occurs when Venus and Uranus form a square with North and South Nodes. This aspect tells us to let go of things that do not serve us anymore. Take what you have learned from your relationships (with others and with self) and recognize how you want and deserve to be treated. Apply this and make the decision to move forward with the support of what serves you. This is an energy that needs you to make a decision. It is an invitation to move forward so you can realize where you are putting your energy and adjust accordingly.
Venus opposing Uranus may create tension and also make things happen out of the blue. Sometimes these things may seem out of context or not exactly good, but may be beneficial in the long run. A Uranus opposition can be a liberating time as well, giving a push to stagnant things in your life. It is a signal for you to go with the flow and not to force things. Now is the time to be honest in relationships— if you are not expressing how you truly feel, it will only cause more problems. If something unexpected happens, remember it just might be for the best. Also watch out for flash insights and epiphanies that Uranus brings.
Retrogrades present us with a time to re-think, re-evaluate and re-invent ourselves. That being said, Mercury returns to Scorpio the first of December. This is a great opportunity to clearly communicate your wants and needs.
While Mercury is in Scorpio, take time to reflect on what you truly want to create in your life and how to go about expressing both your wants and your needs. Writing a few things down is a great exercise for you before Mercury returns to “Big ideas and grandeur thinking Sagittarius” on December 12. Even though Mercury will finally be direct December 6, it will make things clearer if you do this while Mercury is still in Scorpio so that you can flesh out the deeper details.
Things begin to lighten up on Dec 21 as Mercury meets Jupiter in Sagittarius. This will be an optimal time for the house where this occurs in your chart. A perfect time to do some planning. Create a vision board! The ideas will come, the opportunity will come, just stick with it!
The New Moon in Sagittarius
The new moon in Sagittarius is squaring Mars conjunct Neptune. Here we need to remember how far we’ve come in our healing and all that we’ve put into it up until this point.
This is a time to continue to work on your spirituality and take some time to go within. My three main tips are: meditate, meditate, meditate!
Mars conjunct Neptune can bring up some strange and irritating emotions and insecurities. Try not to be hard on yourself and use this opportunity to do things that are in service to others. Remember that reflection is all part of the growing process and sometimes we can be a little hard on ourselves especially if we think we are not where we think we need to be.
Take this time to realize this is your journey and in fact, the journey is the destination. Resolve to plan how to move forward into a healthy environment where you will thrive. New moons are always a good time to get quiet, plant seeds and set intentions for the new cycle. Journal time! Just be aware of these energies and use it as a catalyst to do something good! Ask: “What are your next steps?”
Chiron is an asteroid and goes direct December 9. It is called the “wounded healer.” It is also referenced as “Healer, heal thyself” and marks a place in your chart where you will overcome something and could possibly help others do the same. Since Chiron will be direct, now you can move forward from all the things you learned about your spirituality and things you do over and over that are hindering you while it was retrograde. You know what you need to do now. With Chiron in Pisces that path has everything to do about healing your spirituality. Quite the theme these days!
The Full Moon
On December 22, the sun will be in Capricorn and that will make a solstice full moon in Cancer, which will occur at 12:48 pm. This full moon is happening at 0° of Cancer— a powerful degree; a beginning and an initiation point regarding the energies of this Cardinal Moon. Usually the darkest day of the year, but not this year because of the bright full moon. We will be able to begin the new season basking in the light of the Cancer Moon and the comforting energy that brings.
This moon will be able to show you where you have been doing too much and pushing too hard. You are encouraged to release rigid ways and move more into your heart. This will allow for an easy let go and the ability to think about the time you can spend with your loved ones for the holidays. There still will be plenty of time to attack your goals, but the biggest thing to remember is balance. It is time to appreciate where you come from, what you need to be in touch with on the inside of yourself and what you want your life to look like moving forward.
The full moon may bring up old memories of seasons past: what you loved and maybe what you could leave behind. The point is that you have the power to create your own life with new meaning. If something is unsettled, ask yourself what that is and what would work better. Take your time to figure this out. Trust your feelings and your intuition and follow your heart from here forward.
By looking at the Grand Cross, Mercury, Chiron and the new and full moon you have learned about obstacles you may be faced with. When we come up against challenges and insecurities it is not fun. This time right now is the perfect time to claim the life you want for yourself. Set forth a new magical destination. Let go of any fear that is holding you back. How can we do this? This is where the magic comes in by transmuting your emotions. Start by monitoring your thoughts. Releasing your ego by acknowledging your triggers and letting go of the disillusionment of self and see what is truly waiting for you. Peacefulness. The key is you need to fully believe. Believe in the magic. Believe in your vision and 100% believe in yourself. There are amazing things waiting for you. There is a way. It comes down to remembering there is always a bigger picture, a reason, and a silver lining and you have the power to reveal that to yourself.
About Shawna Christine
Shawna is a bodywork therapist and intuitive healer with 20 years of experience. Utilizing her knowledge of the body and inherent intuition she customizes each session to meet the exact needs of her clients. Her offerings include massage therapy, astrology, intuitive coaching and clarity talks as well. All of these items can other healing tools such as; cognitive exercises, nodal astrology, crystals, oracle cards, tuning forks, Reiki, and healing touch. Shawna is committed to inspiring, guiding and uplifting people through enlightenment, support and encouragement. During the life journey she believes raising consciousness is one of the most important things you can do! To see what is happening in your chart and what these aspects mean for you. Natal charts and aspect readings are available now with Shawna Christine at Sojourn Healing Collective.