By Bernadette Evans
Well, here we are at the last month of 2019. I don’t know about you, but I found that the year flew by. This month will be a busy one, so let’s get started.
Jupiter enters the sign of Capricorn on Dec. 2 and will stay there for approximately one year. When the planet of expansion and generosity is in the sign of Capricorn, you can expect a more serious approach to life, especially in comparison to the last 12 months when it was in Sagittarius. There will be more energy put into work and business opportunities with a high value placed on accomplishments. Jupiter in Capricorn asks you to put your head down and focus on what you want. With hard work and a plan, you can achieve your goals.
There is also a Solar Eclipse this month on Christmas night at 11:13 pm. A solar eclipse is an amped-up New Moon. The energies are felt for up to six months. This solar eclipse may be a lucky one with Jupiter in close conjunction to it. Jupiter is lucky, generous and expansive. This solar eclipse could bring good fortune in your personal life, as well as your professional life. Uranus is also in the mix, forming a trine to the Sun, Moon and Jupiter. You could have a surprise in store, possibly having to do with work. You may feel the urge to step out of your comfort zone. The solar eclipse will be felt by all, but more so the closer it is to a personal planet in your natal chart. Either way, expect some surprises along the way.
The Moon takes about 28 days to complete its orbit through the 12 signs, staying approximately two and a half days in each sign. When we say the Moon is Void of Course or VoC, it means that the Moon makes no more major aspects to other planets before it leaves the sign its in. At these times, it can be difficult to get focused and accomplish a task. You may want to relax, meditate or do something where your focus is turned inward. Don’t try and get a new project off the ground when the Moon is Void. If you want to find out more about the Void of Course Moon, check out Moontracks.com.
The times below are listed in Central Standard Time.
Sunday, December 1
When the Moon squares Mars, you could feel like you need to go out on your own. There’s a feeling of having to forge your own path, which at times can bring up feelings of loneliness. There are always choices to be made, act out and possibly push others away, or recognize what it is you need and go after it without any ensuing drama. Moon is in Aquarius.
Monday, December 2
Emotions and logic may be at odds with each other when the Moon squares Mercury. You could feel very moody and have strong opinions on a subject. Be careful of voicing an opinion that sparks a disagreement. You may just feel like stirring the pot for fun and instead, have created something much larger. Jupiter moves into the sign of Capricorn at 12:20 p.m. Moon is VoC at 6:27 a.m. and all day.
Tuesday, December 3
The Venus-Mars sextile may enhance relationships, whether it’s a friendship, a love interest or a business relationship. You’re clear and confident about what you desire and aren’t afraid to go after it. Hard work and discipline are the cornerstones of your success. You may want to share your knowledge with others so they too can benefit. You could also be excited about beautifying your surroundings or creating a piece of art. Moon enters the sign of Pisces at 1:11 a.m.
Wednesday, December 4
You may feel the need to escape from a situation when the Moon conjuncts Neptune. Sensitivity and intuition are heightened and your emotions could be fluctuating as you pick up on others’ feelings and mistake them for your own.
Thursday, December 5
When the Moon squares Jupiter, you may be feeling quite benevolent and generous towards others. Balance is required so that you don’t overspend today or rush from one thing to the next. Stay present and enjoy the everyday moments. Moon is VoC at 2:15 a.m. until 1:44 p.m. when it enters the sign of Aries.
Friday, December 6
Everything is flowing easily when the Moon trines the Sun. You feel confident in your successes, whether they are in business or relationships. Your strength and belief in yourself shine through and you are happy to extend a helping hand to those in need.
Saturday, December 7
The Moon is VoC for most of today, starting at 9:01 a.m., and you may feel like you’re fighting an uphill battle and have to defend yourself or your beliefs. Put down your sword and walk away. Listen to what the other person has to say and remember nothing has to be decided today.
Sunday, December 8
You could be feeling slightly pessimistic when the Sun squares Neptune. Situations haven’t turned out the way you envisioned. Try and be clear and above board in your communications to avoid any problems. This energy could also spark your imagination and get your creative juices flowing. Enjoy creating something beautiful. Moon enters the sign of Taurus at 1:29 a.m.
Monday, December 9
Mercury enters the sign of Sagittarius at 3:42 a.m. When the planet of communication is in the sign of the Archer, you can expect conversations to be interesting and varied. You may find that people are searching for meaning and answers. Communication may be more optimistic, but there’s also the potential for being blunt and saying what’s on your mind without any filter. These are just a few potentials when Mercury visits Sagittarius. You may be able to complete a few projects on your to-do list today with all the earthy energy. The Moon-Venus trine helps you to see people and situations in a positive light. It could be the start of a beautiful romance, friendship or finding what brings you joy. The Moon-Saturn trine may bring you the justice that you’re seeking in a situation. Everything will balance out in the end. Advice from an older person or someone whose opinion you trust could prove invaluable. Lastly, the Moon-Pluto trine could increase your sensitivity and you’ll be more in tune with what’s happening below the surface. Discussions could turn intense. Moon is VoC at 7:13 p.m.
Tuesday, December 10
There’s the possibility of feeling slighted and on the outside looking in when the Moon opposes Mercury. Your thoughts keep you going in circles, leaving you unsure of what’s true and what is just your own paranoia. Moon enters the sign of Gemini at 10:47 a.m.
Wednesday, December 11
The Full Moon is asking you to tune into yourself and see what speaks to you. What would nurture you right now? You could feel pulled in a few directions, wanting to experience a variety of things. Stop, ask yourself what you want, listen and go for it. With planning, you could make your dream a reality. Emotions are heightened and you could be feeling everything. Be careful of misinterpreting something and being offended. Step back, take a breath and find out what’s really being said. The Full Moon is at 11:12 p.m. Moon is VoC
at 11:12 p.m.
Thursday, December 12
After the energies of the Full Moon, which of course you’re still feeling, you may need some alone time. It could be time to retreat into your own cocoon until you feel safe enough to come out and face the world again. The Moon is VoC in Gemini for a good portion of the day, so there could be a lot of talking going on with little action taking place. Think about what you need to do next and make a list. You’ll get to it soon enough. Moon enters the sign of Cancer 5:23 p.m.
Friday, December 13
The Mars-Neptune trine may have you thinking of ways that you could help others. You’re idealistic and want to lend a helping hand; just don’t get caught in the trap of believing you’re someone’s savior. That won’t be good for anyone. Another aspect of this energy is that you may feel quite attractive and sensual and want to go enjoy yourself tonight. You never know who you may meet.
Saturday, December 14
You may be taking care of someone you love when the Moon is VoC in Cancer. Tending to emotional or physical wounds (yours or those of another) could be just what is needed. If you feel the need for comfort, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help. Everyone can use a shoulder to lean on now and then. Moon is VoC at 9:57 a.m. until 9:56 p.m. when it enters the sign of Leo.
Sunday, December 15
When the Moon trines Mercury, you easily express how you feel to others. You’re feeling sentimental and grateful for the people in your life and want to let them know how important they are to you. There’s a desire to start a new venture. If you are suddenly inspired when Jupiter trines Uranus, run with it. You never know where this path may lead.
Monday, December 16
You may feel like celebrating when the Moon trines the Sun. You’re feeling optimistic and want to spread the good cheer to others. Your enthusiasm for life is contagious. Moon is VoC at 4:10 p.m.
Tuesday, December 17
With the Moon in Virgo, you may be able to accomplish quite a bit at work. When the Moon trines Uranus, you could be entertaining some unusual ideas. Insights are quick and fast, thinking outside of the box comes naturally. Moon enters the sign of Virgo at 1:16 a.m.
Wednesday, December 18
When the Moon trines Pluto, your sensitivity could be increased. You have a strong desire to act and are eager to understand what is going on below the surface. If you tune in and figure out what’s not being said, then you feel you can do something about it and act.
Thursday, December 19
You may find yourself immersed in a project, head down, nose to the grindstone. When Mars sextiles Saturn, you persevere and have the stamina to get the job done. It may feel like slow going but putting in the work now will yield results in the future. Moon is VoC at 2:07 a.m. until 4:04 a.m. when it enters the sign of Libra.
Friday, December 20
Venus enters the sign of Aquarius 12:42 a.m. When the planet of love, relationships, money and values is in the sign of the Water Bearer, you’re more apt to feel like socializing with a variety of groups to exchange ideas. You may also be inclined to express your individuality by being rebellious. Standing out from the crowd and expressing your unique self, while enjoying freedom, is at the heart of Venus in Aquarius.
Saturday, December 21
Happy Winter Solstice! The Sun enters the sign of Capricorn at 10:19 p.m., so Happy Birthday dear Capricorns! You may be looking at the glass as half-empty when the Moon squares Venus. A relationship may have run its course but that also means there’s space for something new to arrive, so don’t despair. You could also feel like going out and socializing when the Moon squares Venus. Moon is VoC at 5:45 a.m. until 6:57 a.m. when it enters the sign of Scorpio.
Sunday, December 22
You could be on the lookout for some added excitement in your relationships when Venus squares Uranus. If you’re attached you might just want to spice it up; if single, someone unexpected could appear, someone unusual or exciting. Also, pay close attention to your spending, don’t go overboard buying unnecessary items. Moon is VoC at 9:27 p.m.
Monday, December 23
The Mars-Pluto sextile encourages you to come out of the shadows and take the necessary action to transform any situations where you may have felt blocked. Your laser focus and determination can help you achieve any goal you set your mind to. Moon enters the sign of Sagittarius at 10:34 a.m.
Tuesday, December 24
You’re more inclined to show some quirky aspect of yourself when the Sun trines Uranus. Being able to truly express yourself in all of the beautiful colors that you possess just adds to your personality. You’re also driven to leave your comfort zone and try something different today.
Wednesday, December 25
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! The Moon is Void in Sagittarius for a good portion of the day. While its Void, don’t expect to get a lot done. Just enjoy the day for what it is and roll with it. Be open to the possibilities of the day and all the excitement and joy that it brings. Moon is VoC at 5:18 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. when it enters the sign of Capricorn. New Moon Solar Eclipse at 11:13 p.m. See above for more information related to the Solar Eclipse.
Thursday, December 26
The energies of the Solar eclipse in Capricorn are still being felt. You could have a lot of energy and drive to get something done. You may also be feeling optimistic about all of the possibilities in front of you. As positive as you may feel, you might feel the need to cut back on expenses.
Friday, December 27
You are optimistic about creating what you want when the Sun conjuncts Jupiter. Maybe there is someone you can team up with that will add value to your project. Your positive outlook and enthusiasm with your work ethic can produce some great results. Moon is VoC at 3:03 p.m. until 11:21 p.m. when it enters the sign of Aquarius.
Saturday, December 28
Mercury enters the sign of Capricorn at 10:55 p.m. When the planet of communication is in Capricorn you can expect conversations to be more serious, controlled and focused with a goal in mind. When the Moon conjuncts Venus, it could be time to create something. Whether it’s a painting or writing in your journal, everyone has their own way of expressing themselves. Take time today to discover your unique way of expression.
Sunday, December 29
Are you feeling the urge to strike out on your own? Experience something new and have a taste of freedom? That’s the Moon in Aquarius beckoning to you and asking you to dip your toes into a new adventure to see where it leads.
Monday, December 30
When Mercury trines Uranus, you could be struck by some unusual ideas. In fact, you could have so many insights it may be hard to pick one and run with it. Write them all down and start there. Like a puzzle, they could all link together to form one masterplan. Moon is VoC at 4:24 a.m. until 9:41 a.m. when it enters the sign of Pisces.
Tuesday, December 31
The Moon-Neptune conjunction provides the perfect playground or some would say, escape, for New Year’s Eve fun. Enjoy the evening’s festivities, but be conscious of keeping one foot firmly planted on the ground. There’s also the potential for over-indulging and this Moon-Neptune aspect can amplify the effects of drugs and alcohol, so be aware and careful. That being said, I’d like to wish all of you a Happy New Year and the best for the year 2020!
Bernadette Evans is a counselling astrologer, hypnotherapist, Registered Professional Counsellor and writer. She can be reached at 780-289-7398 or Bbevans001@gmail.com to schedule a consultation. Her website is www.mindshiftcounselling.com.