Hello lovely ones and welcome to December 2016! Here we are at almost the end of the year...and what a year it has been...
Soulstrology says that this month the cosmos is not just providing us all with an opportunity to create big changes in our lives, but actively pushing us to make 2017 not just another new year, but rather a powerful new chapter of our lives.
However, as always, the onus is open us to create this change.
This December sees a focus on the Sagittarius and Capricorn ruled parts of each of our lives, and as always we must consider the natural zodiac and the areas of life ruled by both these signs in our unique natal charts.
The month starts off the back of the powerful new moon in Sagittarius which took place on November 29th. This new moon colors the first twelve days of December leading up to the powerful full moon in Gemini on December 13th.
The sun languishes in Sagittarius until December 21st, shining the cosmic spotlight brightly on the Sagittarius ruled parts of our lives where good old Saturn has been putting us through trials and tribulations since December 2014.
At the Winter Solstice the sun moves into Capricorn where it will remain until the end of the year.
As a reminder the Capricorn ruled area of each of our lives has had Pluto's powerful (and at times destructive) influence since 2008.
These areas of our lives have experienced destruction for a rebirth and now we are halfway through this transit (Pluto departs Capricorn in 2024) we are all hopefully over the destruction phase and more into the powerful rebirth chapter...
Meanwhile, the fourth (yes really) and final (thank the lordy) mercury retrograde of 2016 occurs this month in both Sagittarius and Capricorn.
And the icing on the cosmic cake is some powerful aspects by change agent Uranus to shake things up a bit over Christmas!
So what does this all mean for us?
Soulstrology says that in preparation for the new year the cosmos is providing us with the opportunity to focus on the areas of life governed by Sagittarius and Capricorn and to undertake the necessary review and revise our approach to these areas of life, and where appropriate, redo and restart (all things RE as per mercury retrograde).
The end of the year is a time where we may feel very busy and a tad worn out and perhaps have a case of END OF YEAR ITIS as I like to call it - essentially, feeling a little worn out, overwhelmed and in need of a little self care and downtime.
Rather than wait until the new year to detox, conduct your new year review and plan your resolutions, why not take the cosmic hint and do a little naval gazing on some of the areas of life that have been perhaps put through the wringer, see what lessons you have to learn and how you can make significant progress in these areas in the new year?
I will write more on how we can do this both on this blog and on Instagram but in the meantime here are some of the key cosmic dates for your diary.
December 1st - Mercury retrograde pre shadow starts (28 degrees Sagittarius)
December 1st - Mars in Aquarius trines Jupiter in Libra (positive, harmonious flowing aspect)
December 9th - Sun in Sagittarius sextile Jupiter in Libra (positive, harmonious aspect)
December 10th - Sun in Sagittarius conjunct Sun in Saturn (powerful aspect for commitment, achievement, can feel a little heavy)
December 13th - Full moon in Gemini
December 19th - Mercury officially goes retrograde (15 degrees of Capricorn)
December 21st - Sun moves into Capricorn and Winter Solstice
December 24/25th - Saturn in Sagittarius trines Uranus in Aries (positive, harmonious aspect to create change that lasts)
December 25/26th Venus in Aquarius trines Jupiter in Libra (positive aspect good for romance, abundance, harmony)
December 26th Jupiter in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries (tense aspect, has potential for conflict but also constructive, needed change, focus is on relationships of all sorts)
December 29th - Uranus in Aries stations direct
December 30th - Sun in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces (positive, harmonious aspect, good for creativity and also romance)
I will write detailed blogs on the full moon and new moon this month and will regularly post snippets on Instagram.
I am personally kick starting December (my birthday month!) by taking my 'end of yearitis' self off to to the desert to soak in some natural hot springs, contemplate what it is that I really want and how I can make those changes to embrace what it is that the cosmos (and my soul) are whispering is my destiny.
Changing it up. That's all I know for sure..
I am wishing you all a wonderful start to this new month and that you too take some time to consider what changes you can make to help you align with your higher self and your destined path.