Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of my wonderful readers! The energy of this Christmas is a little more serious than most, with an extra dose of Saturnian structure brought about by a conjunction between Venus and Saturn in Capricorn coming exact on Monday. Luckily a beautiful, romantic trine between Mars and Neptune will soften things up a bit, especially as we come into the middle of this week.
Monday (12/25): Venus in Capricorn comes into conjunction with Saturn today, further adding to the serious, Saturnian energy that is already so abundant this holiday season. This aspect could bring difficulties in relationships and force us to exercise self-control when it comes to material pleasure. This also indicates a deepening of commitment in our current relationships and a purge of old, worn-out structures within our commitments that no longer serve us. The overall energy of today highlights commitment and responsibility over self-indulgence and relaxation.
Tuesday (12/26): No major planetary aspects. Today is the Moon’s first quarter square in Aries. The First Quarter Square of the moon marks a crisis of commitment. This is a time where we may feel disappointed with our progress thus far and old baggage from past cycles may come into conflict with what is being created in the present. The key here is to let go of old, limiting beliefs and psychological patterns that are holding us back. Emotional baggage from the past can leave us feeling stuck at this time, and this is an excellent time to clear away old wounds as they surface. The key here is to push through and not allow oneself to be held back by the events of the past. If used correctly, this can be a potent time of action and opportunity.
Wednesday (12/27): Mars in Scorpio will come into a harmonious trine with Neptune in Pisces today, providing the impetus to act from a place of love and compassion. During this time, our spirituality and intuition may be heightened to provide us with a greater sense of connection with other realms and mystical influences. Spiritual exploration through meditation, dreamwork or journeying can provide us with the impetus to act within a more connected, compassionate and truthful framework. This energy is excellent for taking creative action or for the merging of will with intuition. With Mars in the mix, this is also an excellent time for deepening intimacy and spiritual connection through sexual exploration. Overall this is a feel-good influence that softens the sharp and sometimes abrasive qualities of Mars in Scorpio.
Thursday (12/28): No major planetary aspects. The Moon is waxing in the grounded, sensual sign of Taurus throughout the day.
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Have a beautiful week! Be sure to check back on Thursday for the weekend forecast! ☺