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(Except as otherwise noted, all interpretations in this astrological forecast are based on a natural chart, using the beginning of Aries as the ascendant, and except where noted otherwise, times listed are Pacific Time (UTC-8).
A “Void Moon” or “Void of Course Moon” (or “VOC moon” for short) makes no significant aspects until it enters the next sign. Its void period is thought to be a poor time for starting new projects or making concerted effort toward existing plans.
According to William Lilly, the Moon in Cancer (Moon’s rulership), Taurus (Moon’s exaltation), Sagittarius and Pisces (signs ruled by Jupiter, the Great Benefic) “performeth somewhat.” Lee Lehmann reports that she has tested this, and “you can take it to the bank.” Another way of putting how this works in an astrological forecast is that, when an action is taken during the void period in one of these signs, you get “unanswered success.” That is, the lack of planetary action prevents your action from being denied.
Daily Astrological Forecast, December 2014
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Though we’re starting the last month of the year, it’s unlikely that we’ll want to wind down today, with Moon in Aries, the dynamo sign, and a string of motivating connections that are particularly productive through midday. The action starts before dawn, with a harmony from Moon to Mercury in expansive Sagittarius. This is an aspect worth rising early for. Write positive affirmations, prepare a proposal or curriculum, or any kind of work related to communications.
The flame of power continues to burn as Moon moves to a trine with enthusiastic Sun in Sagittarius at 9:30 am (12:30 pm ET), and then Moon’s ruler Mars, exalted in Capricorn, harmonizes with Saturn as a goodbye gift before moving into Aquarius in 3 days.
Moon closes the day by contacting Pluto and Uranus, planets of change. If you’ve used the morning to act in accordance with your authentic self, this will be a good time to put final touches on the day’s work and celebrate, either in private acts of praise or with dear ones who share your independent vision. Avoid potentially heated interchanges.
Divine inspiration flows to me and through me and I seize the moment to act on it now.
Spirit seems to want us up early, as the morning once again sports the most propitious influences. Moon in bright-eyed Aries harmonizes with Venus and Jupiter, planets of love, luck and abundance, also in fire signs. The first hours of the day favor passion, creative audacity, acting on opportunities or finding a way to trigger them. We can make a daring effort on projects we’ve been focusing on for the last several months to reap the last rays of Mars before it leaves its exaltation in Capricorn on Thursday.
Things get a bit slower and potentially tense this afternoon and Moon squares its ruler, Mars, before going VOC for two hours at 6:42 pm (9:42 ET). Favored activities include low-risk exercise, dance, defending the rights of seniors or ancestral traditions and going for a walk in nature.
The dream weaver within me rises with the Sun, and I follow its call to believe in and move on what matters now.
Listen to music at breakfast, contact the angels of creativity, visualize abundance and follow your intuitive guidance to enjoy this morning’s Moon in Taurus as it harmonizes with Neptune.
Afternoon contacts between Moon and Mercury and Sun in Sagittarius may seem to intrude on our comfort zone, but if we look for the message behind the madness, we’ll find new ways to build bridges between everyday reality and our dreams. This evening favors deep transformation, therapeutic encounters and emotional healing, which, by the way, is the true gift behind any sexual connections or overtones that may arise.
Angels of Creativity, please help me trust the artist within and ground its inspiration, now and always.
Fire, fun and romance are in the air this morning, as Venus, Goddess of Love, in the adventurous sign of Sagittarius trines its ruler, Jupiter, in Leo, sign of romance. If you don’t have a worthy consort to spend this energy on, you could connect with a prospect, or go for the gold in your own heart by meditating on love and radiating it to all.
This energy has practical applications as well, accented by the Moon in Taurus. Buy a lottery ticket or close a business deal. In all you do, be true to yourself: this afternoon, Sun harmonizes with rebel Uranus, who will countenance nothing less. With Uranus in Aries, today will end up being a turning point in the push for freedom we’ve been making this year as its ruler Mars enters Aquarius, creating mutual reception between the two feisties of the solar system, whose combined forces have been inciting our spiritual warrior nature for the last 30 months.
I am not alone in my desire for freedom. The Divine Liberator is with me, working in whatever way is necessary to release me to the wellness, joy and power that are my true nature now.
After yesterday’s freeing influences and Moon’s pre-dawn entrance into Gemini, the air is somehow clearer this morning. But things get a bit misty around 11:20 am (2:20pm ET) with Moon’s square to Neptune. Make a space for meditation, interpret last night’s dreams or consult an oracle. These and other intuitive activities help offset the potentially confusing effects of this aspect, which otherwise might catch you off guard and seed doubts or lead you to disperse the magic of yesterday’s portal by engaging in trivial or excessive conversation. Things become easier tonight as Mercury, ready to fly in Sagittarius, trines Uranus the liberator. Choose your company and surroundings in accordance with your highest aspirations.
I honor my own intuitive wisdom by making a space to connect with it now.
Luna reaches her fullness in Gemini amid connections with Jupiter and Chiron; a portal opens for healing and success. These energies are great for revising and innovating on holiday tradition. Timely questions include: How can you make the year’s end more meaningful? What part of familial social or ancestral traditions would you like to skip and what would you like to preserve, revive or enrich? Gemini balances the vibrations triggered at the Sagittarius New Moon by going from the grandiose to the particular, and this lunation helps us get concrete about our universal visions and share them in words, blessings, music or another venue of expression.
The Universal Heart of Love expresses Itself through all beings, and I open my voice to Its radiance now.
Moon rises in Gemini, offering a morning gift as it connects with Saturn and helps us get concrete with our intentions. This combination makes writing them down is particularly effective today. At 9.: 34 am (12:34 pm ET), Moon moves into Cancer, followed by mind-opening connections with Mars in Aquarius and Neptune in Pisces, sign of subtle realms. Favored activities include invoking the sacred feminine with a unique group, volunteering at a community kitchen or otherwise assisting those in need.
I invite the Divine Mother to express Her infinite love and wisdom through me now.
A power portal opens as Moon goes VOC in Cancer at 9:33 am (12:33 pm ET), connecting with the transformative energies of Pluto and Chiron as Jupiter stations to go direct in Leo, the heart sign. These contacts can help us go deeply within, detect the harsh labels we’ve put on ourselves and others and one by one release them to Love. A square from Moon to feisty Uranus suggests that inner work is illuminating, but interactions with people can be stressful and are best delayed for midday if possible. Jupiter’s station can open doors, especially if we use it to meditate on what success, abundance and positive expansion mean to us personally.
I center in love to myself and others; this vibration frees me from the effects of karma as I move into the flow of Infinite Good now.
Before dawn, Moon goes VOC in Cancer, where it’s considered beneficent and where it will remain until 7:14 pm (10:14pm ET) doing business, shopping for and fixing food, uncluttering the home, calling mom and writing poetry. A contact with Venus brings in sensitivity and warmth, making this afternoon and evening great for spending time with kids—to cook together, play and talk about feelings. You might also enjoy a tender movie, nurse the ill, or direct this fertile fusion in creative projects.
Divine love is acting to manifest joy and plenty for me, and through me for others now.
After several weeks of light-hearted and philosophical socializing, Venus moves into Capricorn, helping us focus on personal and business relationships of lasting consequence and get our finances in order. (See more on this and other major transits in our section on monthly influences.) Moon in Leo lends vitality and creative inspiration to support our focus, and connects with the outer planets to open a window of consolidation for projects and intentions that have been central for most of the year.
I call upon the universal forces of consolidation to help me follow through with my true priorities, only for today.
Jupiter, God of luck, rules thrice. Thursday is his day, and today Moon connects with his planet, as well as Sun and Mercury, both in Sagittarius, his sign. Optimism, fun and luck run high, making this a good day to dance, have an adventure, creative breakthrough, or any encounter where charm is important.
I give thanks for the fun, joy and magic in my life, and gratitude keeps me in the flow of fun, joy and magic now and always.
On this Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Moon enters her sign, Virgo, and connects with Venus and Neptune, planets of the sacred feminine and of personal and unconditional love, respectively. The present portal can help us recover the purity of our original nature as co-creators of a kinder and more beautiful world. Focus on new ways of expressing your affection, being of service or making headway on an artistic and/or altruistic endeavor.
I invite you, Beloved Chaste Mother, to create beauty and kindness through me now.
Moon in Virgo becomes charged with freeing and healing power as it connects with Pluto, Uranus and Chiron. This combination can free us from blocks to emotional and physical wellness as we pay attention to opportunities to serve, and move on them while holding to this intent.
Everything I do today, I do for the Divine, and my loving service opens joyous channels of good for all concerned now.
Gold dust is in the air as visionary Sun in Sagittarius rises in harmony with its ruler Jupiter in expressive Leo, also in mutual reception. Our vitality can be harnessed to inspiration and purpose, and directed in joyous connection with people and angels, generating progress as we act on your goals. Venus in constructive Capricorn harmonizes with Neptune, planet of dreams, and can help us structure and ground unique ideas, with a spotlight on music and ancestral holiday traditions. Try to complete any Christmas shopping and other practical initiatives before 6:11 pm (9:11 pm ET), when Moon goes VOC.
Angels pour gold dust into my midst, and my world shines with rich good now. Angels pour gold dust into our midst, and the world shines with rich good now.
Retrograde Uranus perfects its squaredance with Pluto, making today a key link in the quest for freedom that’s been going on in one way or another for the last two years. It’s an opportunity to reflect on what parts of our identity we have come to perceive as extraneous to authentic self. By making this reflective check-in, which will likely be enriched by today’s events and inspiration, we can also see what attachments to release as part of this process.
Introspection will also prepare us for Uranus direct of December 21, station that will push us forward in whatever state of independent identity we have achieved (or stayed stuck in).
We can harness the talent of Moon in Libra and its creative aspects by improvising a work of art to illustrate our emerging, authentic voice: a painting, colored drawing, poem, flower arrangement, song, dance or a unique solstice decoration for your space. Such activities will focus this energy constructively, helping us avoid power struggles and potentially heated discussions that might otherwise erupt.
Angels of independence, please help me flow with the cosmic call for freedom and, with humility and harmony, find and strengthen my true identity now.
A window of opportunity opens as Moon in persuasive Libra harmonizes with Jupiter, god of luck, in radiant Leo. The last quarter Moon guides us to apply this energy on things started before December 5, particularly legal affairs or negotiations with the bank or any other party. We may also enjoy a hot date or succeed in procuring Christmas presents we previously sought or planned for.
The Same Mind that provides me with opportunities guides me and moves me to act on them now.
If you have someone to share them with, stay under the covers this morning, as Moon in sexy Scorpio harmonizes with Mercury in sensual Capricorn. Otherwise, jump out of bed and use this constructive combo to organize and promote creative projects or joint concerns. An afternoon harmony with psychic Neptune in Pisces, the sign of its rule, opens a window for deep personal growth and intuitive breakthroughs. Consult the stars or angels, work within, bless the waters of the world, and enjoy sacred music.
I share energy, love and resources with others, and this sharing empowers all concerned now.
Unexpected events may arise this morning, but whatever comes up can be a sort of spiritual initiation. Contacts with the warrior energies of Mars and Uranus in Aries, bring Scorpio Moon’s deep intuition out of hiding, awakening the inner shaman and directing its healing abilities as Moon harmonizes with Pluto the powerful and Chiron, the wounded healer.
Omnipotent Good is the one presence and the one power, and this awareness abides in me and heals through me now and always.
As Moon joins with Saturn in Scorpio, we can intuitively organize to finish the year in connection with the self we have been rediscovering for the last 2½ years. Moon will be VOC at 1:11 (4:11 pm ET), not propitious for key actions or purchases, but favorable for following up on this morning’s invitation to identify behaviors and situations we wish to shed and outline ways we can do it. At 1:55 pm (4:55 pm ET) Moon enters Sagittarius, lightening up the afternoon and facilitating party planning for the weekend Solstice portal.
Infinite Intelligence knows what situations and behaviors I need to release and it guides me and helps me to do it now.
Moon in footloose Sag harmonizes with restless Mars and Uranus, setting off the dynamic propensities of several planets in cardinal signs to make for an unexpectedly busy day. Calls, visits and gifts are apt to keep us on our toes, but there are deeper opportunities at play. Venus in the serious sign Capricorn joins forces with intense Pluto, igniting our desire nature. Direct this energy wisely as the Mountain Goat’s hooves leave lasting prints. With Mercury also in his sign, we can organize for major transformation in relationships and financial affairs. This is a most propitious window to unclutter our closets, desks and hearts.
Affirmation to use as you unclutter
I am willing to release obsolete attachments and this attitude allows Grace to take away behaviors, relationships and situations that are no longer part of my true good now.
If we take some time out from daily routine to synchronize with it, this year’s Winter Solstice is an extraordinary portal for new beginnings. Uranus, the liberator, stations and turns direct, fusing with the New Moon portal. At the same time, the Sun enters Capricorn, activating the Aries point as the inner hero or heroine is symbolically reborn. By giving thanks for blessings past and clarifying our intent for the next 12 months we can receive this great cosmic infusion to begin anew. Take some time to write down your intentions, emphasizing those that resonate with the independent identity and goals that have been emerging over this last year, and particularly the last five months, during the Uranus retrograde.
I am a unique expression of Infinite Good and this awareness allows my true self to emerge and prosper now.
Note: If you haven’t already, we invite you to check our 2014 Winter Solstice Ceremony.
Rather than just going with the flow of the holidays, we can ride the crest of today’s Moon in dynamic Capricorn as it makes numerous contacts and still carries the charge of yesterday’s power portal, by taking some time out for ourselves and creating strategies to implement our Solstice or New Year’s goals. Do what you can to act on them because this is not just another winter vacation.
I take some time out to honor the magic within, and in its name I co-create a golden era for myself and others now.
Saturn moves into Sagittarius and harmonizes with Moon in Aquarius, lightening our spirits and connecting our awareness to the larger meaning of Christmas. In the first degree of the sign of the archer, the teacher planet triggers the Solstice Sun and New Moon point, taking us beyond the provincial flavor of the holidays, and inviting us to review our intentions for personal progress in the light of universal good. As we do, we can shine a ray of higher purpose into the New Year, as will actions we take to help others, however small they may seem. Is there a way you can support the local soup kitchen, something you can do to help the homeless or another way of participating in selfless service? This is a day to break free from the commercial focus on gifts as objects, and give a gift of action and prayer for the common welfare.
My thoughts and actions in favor of all contribute to the resonance of loving kindness around the planet now.
This is apt to be an unusual Christmas Eve, as Moon in Aquarius connects with Uranus, its rebellious ruler, and also Mars the warrior. Reach beyond your intimate circle to connect with spiritual family and those who share your ideals. Find a way to turn your sharing into a date with the artist within, such as putting personal messages or symbols on gifts, offering mini psychic readings, I Ching or oracle consultations at your gathering this evening or tomorrow, hugging trees and blessing the forests of the world or some other unique approach to make tonight and tomorrow a more authentic and exciting occasion. Avoid the dogmatic stances that sometimes plague Aquarius, and remember that your voice, however brilliant, is part of a universal choir.
From the Wise Mother within me, I share new light with the world now.
Jupiter rules Thursday, and the Santa-planet receives a contact from the Moon to start the day off in tune with the magnanimity of the Christmas spirit. Mercury harmonizes with Chiron: our words, messages and prayers can have a healing effect, dissolving blocks and resentments in situations and relationships. Moon goes VOC at 7:11 am (10:11 am ET) and will be there for most of the day, reminding us that healing is more about release than pushing an agenda.
People everywhere synchronize with the spirit of love, and this field surrounds the planet and precipitates healing now.
Intuitive guidance is available to help transmute emotions and hidden issues as Moon in Pisces connects with the deep energies of its ruler, Neptune, as well as Pluto the plumber and healing agent Chiron. Christmas has given us a chance to look at our issues in relation to family, both personal and collective, and today’s energies help us go within and find greater levels of peace, and also provide an opportunity to harmonize challenging relationships.
I unleash love and forgiveness to myself and others. This energy heals my life and connects me with the love and forgiveness in hearts around the world, healing the entire planet now.
This morning favors sharing spiritual love as Moon in Pisces connects with the benevolent energies of Venus and Jupiter. It is also a good window to attend practical affairs we may have pending, as the latter two connect to open the flow of abundance. (Although Moon is VOC in Pisces for most of the day, it works well in this sign.) Acts of loving kindness are particularly magical and will keep us in the flow. Follow through on your good intentions for calls, gifts and altruistic initiatives that you had planned for or considered but somehow left pending. Or, find a new way to share. Moon moves into restless Aries and connects with diligent Saturn in visionary Sagittarius. If this contact keeps you awake, don’t dismay. Stay up or get up and use it to plan New Year’s goals or make headway with independent projects.
I synchronize my thoughts and actions with divine generosity, and good flows naturally to me, through me and as me now.
The mystical tone of the last few days evaporates like mist at dawn as Moon in pushy Aries squares Sun in go-getter Capricorn to later join with zany Uranus. We are restless to get some space and to move on our independent inspiration. We may in fact get into fights if we sit around drinking eggnog with the relatives or otherwise stick to holiday routines. Best to integrate some action into the day: fix Granma’s weather stripping, go to the gym or for an adventuresome walk, or send an email related to a key project.
I don’t look to circumstances or people for guidance, Divine Inspiration guides me directly and I give myself space to move on it now.
The beat goes on as Aries Moon harmonizes with pioneering Mars in curious Aquarius who is not content to tour the mall or sweep up tinsel. It’s a good day to take the lead and jump-start New Year’s intentions, do something audacious related to your goals or if you’re on vacation and absolutely can’t work, make an adventuresome side trip or visit to a mind-opening museum or happening. Avoid mixing your adventures with alcohol or substance abuse.
Only for today, I don’t wait for the world to get in step with my vision, I heed the inner call and do what I can to innovate now.
Moon is exalted in Taurus and harmonizes with creative Neptune in Pisces, sign of its rule, and ambitious Sun in Capricorn. These aspects open us to divine inspiration that can be directed to improving our home, making an investment or creating a dream board for abundance. These influences also favor going on a date and choosing music to welcome the New Year.
I am worthy of prosperity and this certainty makes me irresistibly attractive for the best in life now.
Moon in Taurus harmonizes with Chiron before dawn. Our dreams carry gifts of healing and we can retrieve them as we recall and study their symbols on waking. Also take time out to center yourself this morning, so that the pre-party rush doesn’t catch you off balance and lead to no-win arguments when Moon squares Mars, both in fixed, stubborn signs this afternoon.
Tonight, Moon trines Mercury, planet of communication, in Capricorn, sign of the organizer, perfect for writing down our goals of abundance, success and ecological concerns, and even outlining a plan of action. Should be a great night if we avoid mixing drinking with driving.
I’m worthy of doing whatever I need to be true to myself today and throughout the year ahead. This focus heals my relationship to myself and opens me to receive the best life can offer here and now.