Week ahead transits 4 December – 10 December
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Sun = 11° 53’ Sagittarius – 18° 59’ Sagittarius
Moon = Virgo - Scorpio
This week the Sun illuminates the second decan of Sagittarius. The second decan of Sagittarius brings up situations which will ask us to pull from our well of resilience, persistence, and not giving in to external pressures to give up. The tarot card for the week is the 9 of wands and this card depicts a figure with a bandage around their head clutching to the 9th wand with a tepid look of exacerbation on their face. The number 9 is the final phase before the last exhale, it is the last push that we have to give to see through the end of a situation. Through the Sagittarius constellation, we learn how to give all that we’ve got even if it seems too hard to bear. This is the week where we prove ourselves to be stronger, tougher, and braver than we thought we could be.
Venus enters Scorpio this week and I think we all know what that means, ex stalking, relationship investigations, and thrifting. When Venus is graced by the Scorpion, she transforms into a hungry daemon seeking depth and meaning in every relational experience. She will be in Scorpio as the morning star until December 28th, giving us the radical feminine prowess that we need to take control over our sexual desires.
Neptune stations direct on Wednesday and though outer planetary stations aren’t necessarily the most noticeable for most people, anyone who has a strong Neptune placement (1st house, conjunct sun, moon, or has Pisces Sun, Moon, Asc.) will be able to notice the subtle shifts of perception when Neptune stations direct. Neptune has been retrograde since around July 1st at 27° 41’ Pisces and since then those who are highly sensitive to energetic shifts and changes could have felt a bit foggy or a sensation of being under water. When Neptune stations direct on Wednesday take a moment to connect with your inner sanctuary, and tune in to the shifts. It might be a good day to meditate or reflect on how your relationship to your unconscious realms have evolved since July.
The Moon forms a grand trine between Mercury and Jupiter today in the element earth, this offers big insights and clarity. However, it may be difficult to completely start something with the Moon making a square to Mars, rather, we can feel the tension within building for what needs to be worked on but taking the physical steps to get there won’t come easily. It’s a day to prep, plan and think rather than ‘do’. Venus enters Scorpio and will remain until December 28th so we can feel the intensity building within us to seek deep and meaningful connections.
Moon trine Mercury, trine Jupiter rx, square Mars, square Sun. Venus -> Scorpio at 10:50 am.
It’s a good day to think outside of the box and to connect with others within our community. Meeting new people and expanding our network is a sure way to expand your net worth. There may be moments when we feel pulled to romanticize someone through hyper focusing on certain traits and qualities about them. The Neptunian pull on the Moon reveals our own judgments about ourself to us through the other.
Moon trine Uranus rx, opposite Neptune rx.
We are getting out of the weeds and into mental clarity. There may be some information or instances where we realize how clouded our judgement or perceptions of the past have been regarding various areas of life (based on your chart). Neptune stations direct and the Moon trines Pluto, opening up a portal to greater acceptance for the things that cannot be explained.
Moon trine Pluto, Moon -> Libra at 8:34 am, square Neptune. Neptune stations direct.
Today the Sun, Moon and Chiron form a connection in the masculine signs Sagittarius, Libra, and Aries respectively. This geometric pattern is potent for breakthroughs. This is a great day to feel in alignment, inspired, and motivated to tackle any difficult task that you have been putting off. Push yourself to the limit today and prove yourself wrong in any area where you have limiting beliefs. Today is the day to fully believe in your capability to overcome challenges. It's possible that you get wonderful advice, or direction that will help you to continue on with an arduous project.
Moon sextile Mars, sextile Sun, opposite Chiron. Sun trine Chiron. Mercury trine Jupiter rx.
There may be some triggering scenarios that come up today relating to past relationships. Today is one of those days where it is best to try and work from an observational perspective without immediately going into reaction mode. When the Moon enters Scorpio after hitting the South Node, we may have to face or confront old wounds/triggers/shadows. The best way to move through these types of experiences is to sit with the feeling and validate your body’s response and practice self-love.
Moon opposite NN, square Pluto, Moon -> Scorpio at 7:34 pm, trine Saturn.
The Moon reveals some short comings in our relationships today, where we feel we are left craving more from the other. Venus opposite Jupiter can leave us wanting more and dissatisfied with what we already have. On one hand this can be a productive energy which helps to push us into finding solutions to gaining more resources whether that be money, time, or love.
Moon conjunct Venus, opposite Jupiter rx, sextile Mercury. Venus opposite Jupiter rx.
Seeking deeper connections with our community can lead us to some unique experiences today. Seeking alternative perspectives and different cultural environments will broaden our ability to envision what’s possible. The Moon in opposition with Uranus pushes us to balance our need for comfort and security with knowing that we also need to adapt and bend when it comes to seeking more connections.
Moon opposite Uranus rx, trine Neptune.
*Keywords: Voc = Void of Course Moon, NN = North Node, SN = South Node, rx = retrograde
Written by: Evelyn Zuel