December 2013 Astrology SummaryHappy Solstice & Yuletide, Merry Christmas,
and Happy New Year!
December starts off fairly low keyed, but in no time, we likely to get ramped up emotionally and psychologically before the week is over. The Sagittarius new moon on December 2-3 does some interesting aspect blending that keeps us wondering which way is up. But we can also use this energy to pull us out of any doldrums that might be happening this time of the year. December 7th, Mars will ingress Libra and our focus is likely to be energized in the relationship department.
Around December 10th, our brains light up with interesting ideas or, if we are not careful, our brains could short-circuit with information overload. Remember to rest the brain with sleep to allow it time to sort through all the new information each day. Our mental acuity will be activated all month with a few extra peaks between the 19th through 26th and then again on the 29th through the 3rd of January. The way to get the best use of our brains is to eat healthy foods, stay away from too much sugar and get 8 hours rest each night. Treating our brain well during this period will reward us with creative solutions to our problems.
Another gnawing trend this month will be with our emotions never quite finding a sense of relief all month. We might feel more emotionally distraught around December 6th and 8th, then again around December 13th and 15th. Give it a rest. Don't try to strong-arm our feelings into being all macho. Recognize them and allow them to do what they need to do in order to cleanse the psyche.
The full moon in Gemini on December 17th encourages us to find balance in our daily events. The Winter Solstice on December 21st will be the longest day of the year for the southern hemisphere and the shortest day for the northern. Venus will station retrograde on this day in Capricorn. Our societal values may change in a not so subtle way while Venus retrogrades.
December 23rd through January 2nd, we are likely to encounter more accidents. What we are lacking now is focus on our behaviors and actions. Don't be in such a rush! Plan ahead and then stay in the moment. This is not the time to day-dream while driving. Aspects to Neptune and Uranus will make focusing harder than usual. That can be difficult during the mad rush to find those last few perfect Christmas gifts.
The last few days of December, starting about December 28th, and lasting into January, we will start to feel so much more ambitious. Our drive and motivation kicks into gear just as the New Year approaches.
And a Happy New Year to everyone!