The year 2021 ends in a big way! December is a grand month cosmically. An eclipse, a retrograde and Jupiter changes signs. Oh my!
We begin the month with a New Moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius, the most optimistic of signs and ruled by wise Jupiter who will shift cosmic gears at the end of the month. These cosmic bookends provide a wisdom doorway that closes 2021 and opens onto an entirely new phase in 2022.
This month, allow yourself to feel the vision of confident Sagittarius as it takes us through to winter solstice on December 21st. At that time we enter the pragmatism of Capricorn and get to work on the things we must do. In the meantime, let Sagittarius burn your fears in its fire.
You’re going to need some fear burning as Venus retrogrades this month. Venus represents money and love and when the Goddess retrogrades we have concerns about both.
The first three days of the month the Moon wanes. Take that as your cue to rest and renew.
Consider your vision and get your intention ready for the New Moon Solar Eclipse (visible in Antarctica) on December 4th at 12 degrees of Sagittarius. Eclipses are doorways, and new moons are beginnings. Consider not only what you’re releasing but what you’re moving toward. You may already have let go of a great deal at the Scorpio/Taurus/Algol lunar eclipse on November 19th. The New Moon eclipse on December 4th is your beginning.
Think back to December 4th 2002, when this same degree was eclipsed. Did your life change? What happened for you? Mercury is part of this eclipse inviting you to expand your mind beyond your own beliefs.
The New Moon energy carries you through to December 7th when the Moon connects with Venus and Pluto in Capricorn before entering intellectual Aquarius. You may want to make a commitment to your dreams and plans, especially that evening, when the Moon connects with solid Saturn.
The 11th feels a little dreamy as the Pisces Moon meets spiritual Neptune. Tune into your intuition over the next few days. The energy is getting ready to change as active Mars moves through the last degrees of Scorpio. Hidden information arises within you. Listen in.
December 12th, Venus and Pluto meet at 25 degrees of Capricorn. Business and traditional matters predominate. Make smart financial decisions. Venus will retrograde soon. Be modest in your spending.
December 13 is an energy shift day. The Moon in Aries promises a fresh start, while early in the morning (MT), Mars enters vibrant, fiery Sagittarius bringing strength and confidence your way. Later that same day Mercury changes signs leaving Sagittarius for structured Capricorn. You have everything you need now to bring practicality to your energized vision.
The 14th and 15th may hold a few surprises as the stubborn Taurus Moon connects with change-agent Uranus.
The 16th and 17th the waxing Gemini Moon brings news and perhaps too much info your way.
This culminates at the 27 degree Gemini Full Moon on the 18th. With connections to Jupiter this Full Moon feels over the top. Humanitarian issues and what we’re doing about them are up for discussion. Jupiter is preparing to leave social Aquarius for gentle Pisces and gives a powerful message at this Messenger Moon.
Early on December 20th, Venus retrogrades in Capricorn. This is part of her mystical journey. This cosmic celebrity retrogrades five times in eight years crossing paths with the Sun. When she does so, she shifts positions to either rise in front of the Sun as the Morning Star, or sink behind the Sun as the evening star. You’ve probably seen Venus low in the West right after sunset. You’ll see her as a Morning Star in early January.
The scene is set now for a complete energetic renewal. This occurs at Solstice on the 21st. The Sun enters sombre yet lusty Capricorn as the Cancer Moon opposes retrograde Venus and intense Pluto. Feelings, finances and matters of security predominate. Put your attention on what means the most to you.
Feel your way through to Christmas as you assimilate all the changes. Venus has retrograded back to her connection with powerful Pluto and stays there until the 28th making these insightful, perhaps intense days.
Christmas Day and the Virgo Moon brings a fastidiousness to the day. It’s an opportunity to serve those you love. The theme is carried through Boxing Day (December 26th) as the Virgo Moon opposes forgiving Neptune.
Late on the 28th, Jupiter leaves social, stubborn Aquarius for spiritual, sometimes lost, Pisces. This is the first time in 12 years that Jupiter will be in Pisces. This is a subtle energy shift, one that may take some time to feel because it draws your attention inward, toward your truth. This change creates a new phase for Sagittarians, their opposite sign of Gemini, Pisces whose ancient ruler is Jupiter, and for Virgos whom Jupiter will oppose.
The year ends with the Moon in happy Sagittarius as it connects with Mars. This is motivating and propels you into 2022. Step through the wisdom doorway, my friend.
How appropriate that the year ends as Jupiter changes signs and that the New Year will begin with Venus in her new position as Morning Star. Were you ever in doubt that you’re part of something much bigger?
Remember, you matter, we are all connected, Earth is our home and love is our destination.