Archive for December 2014

New Moon in Capricorn 12/21/14 – Set goals!

Astro New Moon CrescentThe same day the Sun moves into Capricorn, December 21, 2014, there will be the monthly New Moon in the same Earth sign. This Sunday, Capricorn traits will be highlighted – work, ambition, persistence. “New” energy can give us the push to start the year with plans to accomplish goals, advance a career, make space to achieve. New Moons are always full of “beginning” possibilities and with this 10th sign of the Zodiac, although not as perky and upbeat as the sign before it, Sagittarius, there is no need to slow down or get sluggish here. Capricorn can supply the pragmatism and discipline to go forward and pursue a path to success.

Even though the Moon will change signs into Aquarius on Tuesday, the influences last for about 10 days. Start something, create something, plan something.

* New Moon: 12/21/14 – 8:36 PM EST / 5:36 PM PST

Have a great weekend!

 

Winter Solstice / Capricorn Sun – Together Again on 12/21/14!

The Capricorn Sun on Sunday December 21, 2014, is the official start of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere and is the shortest day of the year. This Earth sign, ruled by stern Saturn, believes in duty, responsibility, and loves being in charge. Regardless of our actual birth date, we may all feel the influences of the ambitious 10th sign of the Zodiac and get a thrill directing traffic and telling people what to do. Fun for the boss, but maybe not so much for the employee? Remember to be careful with how you treat others, you can be authoritative with honey, rather than vinegar.

astrology_chartwheel 2After all the excitement and activities of the holidays, there is no need to have an energy let down. As the year’s end approaches, it’s the perfect time to look at what we’ve accomplished in 2014. With Capricorn‘s affinity for work and organization, we can keep busy, accomplished and sensible. Plan what’s next for 2015, tune up career moves, set up a networking campaign, determine whatever needs to be shaped up and do it. Make something happen. Just don’t get so bogged down that you become rigid and/or cautious. Relax, remember that you have a sense of humor – use it.

And just to make it all the more interesting, there are Planets transiting Capricorn during this time:

*Venus (Love, beauty, money) 12/11/14 – 1/3/15 – relaxing of “all or nothing” attitudes for getting ahead. Focus on financial gains?

*Mercury (Communication, travel, tech) 12/17/14 – 1/4/15– Reading/writing can become more serious. Maintain sense of humor. Reign in sharp, hurtful exchanges. Listen.

*Pluto (Rebirth, transformation) has been in Capricorn since 2008 – deep feelings, changes in career direction?, revelations, regeneration (until 2023)

**Capricorn Sun = December 21, 2014…6:03 PM EST / 3:03 PM PST

Gemstone: Obsidian, Onyx *Power color: Black, grays * Body Part: Bones

FYI:  “The Winter Solstice occurs exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. Though the winter solstice lasts only a moment in time, the term is also a turning point to midwinter or the first day of winter…The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days.” (per WikiPedia)

 

 

Virgo Moon, Friday, Saturday & Sunday!

Astro moon-waning-crescent-lIf you haven’t already completed your holiday duties, take advantage of this detail focused Virgo Moon weekend to make your lists and check them twice. This is perfect for getting all the practical, responsible and fun stuff organized and handled.

The steady, efficient, Mercury ruled 6th sign of the Zodiac reminds us of the importance of health, nutrition, service and paying attention to the particulars. Virgo can prepare us for a guilt free “what’s next” – the very charming and social Libra Moon on Sunday night.

Have a super, productive weekend!

 

BTW: Saturday is 12/13/14 – I don’t know if it has any significance at all? Just thought I’d mention it  😎

 

Gemini Full Moon – Networking Weekend!

Astro Moon FullA Full Moon in Gemini starts off our weekend on Saturday December 6, 2014. The Luminaries are opposite each other: the Sun has been in Sagittarius since Nov 22nd and the Lunar orb is in its partner sign of Gemini. While the Moon is in the versatile 3rd sign of the Zodiac, clever verbal/ written exchanges, versatility/flexibility and the desire to travel and be with people are enhanced. As always with a “Full” phase, finish and complete any old projects hanging around. Clear out any debris to make room for what’s next.

On Sunday morning, the Moon shifts to Moon ruled, Water sign Cancer. However, Full Moon influences will remain for the next 10 days, so be prepared for the Capricorn New Moon on December 21, 2014.

* Full Moon: 12/6/14 – 7:27AM EST / 4:27AM PST

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