The deep & soulful month of December has arrived. As colder airs blow in and nature settles into the roots, we do well to slow down, sleep more on these longer nights, and cozy up with warm drinks and dear ones. Mars continues to be in retrograde through the end of the year. It's a supportive time to rest yet stay reflective on what's taking shape in your life.
December 1st - 4th
Mercury Square Neptune
Venus Sextile Saturn
Venus and Saturn connect their energies over a positive and feel-good Sextile aspect the first week of December. You may notice more of a sense of ease and stability in relationships. If there have been some trying times between you and your loved one or ones, this could be a week that offers a sense of feeling more grounded in the ability to show up for whatever needs tending.
Also, during the first week of December, Mercury and Neptune come into a challenging square, possibly adding confusion to your thought processes and communications. Mercury’s influence affects your mind and the way you communicate. Neptune connects you more to the oceanic, intangible energetics of things. It opens up your capacity for intuitive sensing, and when Neptune is involved with Mercury, it isn’t always clear where your thoughts originate from in a given moment. Are you influenced by: others’ feelings, something you read, or the collective consciousness? It might be challenging to get clear on decisions you need to make during this first week of the month.
I recommend allowing the stability of Venus and Saturn to enable you to be in the flow of how things are. Try not to think too hard about things if they aren’t making sense. During these early days of December, wait until after this first week to make crucial decisions.
December 3rd - 6th
Venus Square Neptune
Moving towards the end of the first week of December, Venus squaring Neptune can activate your dreamy senses around ideals and how you imagine your life. A square aspect between two planets typically brings conflict; the challenge here is how you take what you're imagining and put it into reality. You may spend some time in dreamland from December 3rd through the 6th. I don’t recommend making weighty decisions during this time.
Venus also rules our connection to relationships, so the same can also be applied here. We can sometimes focus more on the potential of our partner(s) and fall in love with the possibility of who they could be and the life we could have versus the reality of who they are and how things are. Especially at this time, notice if you are attaching yourself to higher ideals and visions of your partner, these may have you overlooking essential things that require your attention. Venus square Neptune can highlight such tendencies; at this time, it’s worth looking at the parts of your relationship you might be avoiding.
Full Moon in Gemini
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On December 7th, we have a Full Moon in Gemini. Gemini (the sign of Twins, dual options) is flexible and changeable and improves our multi-tasking skills. With the Sun in Sagittarius (sign opposite of Gemini), it’s a good time to notice your life direction while also seeing where you can open to versatility. The Sagittarian Centaur depiction of half man and half horse pointing an arrow in one direction symbolizes an ability to stand in your truth and know the right way for you. The Gemini Full Moon offers a sense of seeing there is more than one way of getting there, and perhaps it’s also okay to change the course if needed.
The moon rules our emotional and nurturing side and activates these aspects as it moves into its fully Sun-illuminated state. If you notice yourself feeling more emotionally expressive on the Full Moon or the day before or after, tune in to the Gemini Moon and Sagittarian Sun dynamics. Are there other options in your life being presented to you that you haven’t wanted to consider? Are there other ideas you’ve rejected because they don’t fit your plan but would be beneficial? Are you in need of changing your path or shifting your strategy but haven’t wanted to explore other directions or make a new plan?
If you can, create an intentional space on December 7th and spend time with the above questions. See where you might be too fixed on your inner-knowing that you haven’t been willing to see other ways to benefit you. The Gemini energy can be a great teacher of change and flexibility.
December 14th - 16th
Mercury Square Chiron
Mercury rules our thoughts and communications, and Chiron is the wounded healer, pointing you toward what needs healing and growth in your life. December 14th through the 16th might be when communications with others provoke awareness of what needs healing inside yourself. Something in need of healing could have also presented itself to you from a conversation you had with another on or around November 24th or 25th when Mercury was in a favorable trine aspect with Chiron. Whatever got opened up then may have seemed to be flowing, and now during the square transit between Mercury and Chiron in mid-December, you see more work to do or more conversations to come to get deeper with the same dynamic.
The healing could also be about the thoughts you have or the stories you tell yourself that keep you stuck in a rut. The Chiron energy can help you shift into new patterns, but as the square from Mercury occurs, you’ll have to allow the painful awareness to come in first. Mid-December might be a time for internal healing around your thoughts and how you communicate what you think to others.
With astrology, the most helpful advice is always individual and personalized based on your personal astrology birth chart and life situations. Contact me to learn more about scheduling an astrology reading to help you navigate your life in these transformative times.
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Laura Allmacher RN, LAc, has been practicing in the field of medicine for over 20 years, dedicating most of this time to the healing arts and natural medicine. Along with a current acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice, Laura also provides professional astrology readings as a form of a guide to help bring timing, meaning and perspective to deeper life patterns and situations so one can make the most out of their incarnation.