This week we see a full moon in Gemini, Venus turns retrograde, Chiron turns direct and the sun enters Capricorn.
Thursday, Dec. 16: For the first half of the day, the moon in value-conscious Taurus is in harmony and that brings good things. Later, in Gemini, watch out for issues with arms and hands. It was Dec. 19, 1899, that Noel Coward was born. He wrote plays and songs. His work is regularly seen at Shaw Festival with “Blythe Spirit,” “Cavalcade” and more.
Friday, Dec. 17: Expect a lively end to the work week where healing an old wound is a bonus. The Wright Brothers launched their first successful airplane flight on Dec. 17, 1903, at Kittyhawk, N.C.
Saturday, Dec. 18: Today we see the full moon in Gemini. This lovely moon forms an auspicious trine with Jupiter, culminating with the Gemini/Sagittarius/Jupiter in Aquarius themes we had in 2021. On Dec. 18, 2009, Canadian-born director James Cameron had the number one box office hit for his futuristic fantasy, “Avatar.”
Sunday, Dec. 19: Venus goes retrograde, while on the same day Chiron goes direct. There’s a lot to talk about this powerful Venus retrograde but at this point let’s just note that Venus goes retrograde on the same day Chiron goes direct. Venus is also conjunct Pluto, so we have some very powerful energies in the mix. And a powerful emotional revelation (Venus retrograde conjunct Pluto) will unveil a hidden wound, at the same time setting in motion the necessary healing process (Chiron direct). It’s like we’re ready for healing, ready for love, but not quite there yet. We must go to the underworld first. The great news is that Venus retrograde comes with great clarity. We now know what we need to do: it’s just a matter of embarking on the journey and staying true to ourselves no matter what Pluto has to reveal. It was 50 years ago today that Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” premiered.
Monday, Dec. 20: The moon is in its home sign of Cancer, but Mercury is where the surprises come from. That’s Mercury in Capricorn connecting to Uranus in Taurus. On Dec. 20, 1860, South Carolina voted unanimously to cede from the United States, setting the stage for the American Civil War.
Tuesday, Dec. 21: Today, the sun enters Capricorn and we have the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere. Zero degrees of Cardinal signs give us a tremendous energy and sense of direction. We now feel we can move mountains. This is a wonderful time to be clear about what it is that you want to achieve. Happy Birthday #84 to Jane Fonda, who keeps on working as Grace on “Grace and Frankie.”
Wednesday, Dec. 22: Mercury gets a nudge from Jupiter and life starts to glow more positive. Canadian actor Sandra Oh divorced “Sideways” director Alexander Payne after five years on Dec. 22, 2006.
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