December 6, 2013
12:42 am EST / 5:42 am GMT
First Quarter Moon in Pisces
December 9, 2013
10:12 am EST / 3:12 pm GMT
Gibbous Moon in Taurus
December 13, 2013
4:06 am EST / 9:06 am GMT
Full Moon in Gemini
December 17, 2013
4:28 am EST / 9:28 am GMT
Oh, the places we'll go ... We're traveling with Sagittarius energy this cycle, which means explorations of far and distant places, sometimes to the ends of the Earth and sometimes within our own psyches.
Yesterday's Crescent Moon moved us from the quiet, gestational time of the New Moon into that time when we start to get an inkling of where we're headed. Mercury had just popped into Sagittarius, joining the Sun there, so our thoughts and communications could be feeling more upbeat.
The Crescent Moon rested at the final intense degree of Capricorn, next to Venus at 24 Capricorn––a strong sense of consequences, wanting to get as good as we give, and a never-give-up approach. Lots of Earth energy, but without the pleasure-orientation of Taurus.
So, there's a hint of optimism in the air, with a strong, realistic understanding of what it will take to make those dreams come true.
Now we head toward the First Quarter Moon in Pisces of December 9. This challenging did-you-mean-it? time in the lunar cycle forces us to recommit (or walk away from) our New Moon goals. The Sagittarius Sun and Pisces Moon square each other as we ask, is this dream really what I want? And, if so, how do I make it real?
The yod is an awkward pattern, linking together three planets that have nothing in common. The point planet, Mars in this case, forces the other two together in an attempt to find a middle way. And who better to thread that path than Mars in Libra, sign of the mediator?
On the bottom of the yod, we find Chiron in Pisces and the South Node in Taurus. This tells us that healing unresolved issues from the past is key to realizing our dreams for the future. Often, we know this, but would rather avoid it. Haven't we done enough work on the past? Can't we move ON?
Well, maybe. But between now and the Full Moon, our feet will be held to the flames a little longer. If there's something undone, something unaddressed or unresolved, buckle down and do it.
The Gibbous Moon in Taurus will actually align with that Taurus South Node, hammering the point home even farther. The Mars–Chiron–South Node yod is still in force, and whatever we try to avoid will feel even more in the way by this point.
In fact, Mars gets closer and closer to an exact opposition to Uranus during this time. They'll reach that opposition on December 25, with the energy building up until then.
When we reach the Full Moon in Gemini on December 17, the Fire of Sagittarius and Air of Gemini will illuminate where we are. And from that point of light onward, the speed of change will increase. (Yep, you read that right.) Shortly after the Full Moon, Uranus turns direct, and we'll whoosh down the hill on our sleds at top speed.
So, ya know, this is make or break time. We're being pushed to sort out the stuff lurking in our inner and outer closets that's just getting in the way. The push is on now because we'll be ramping up to warp speed again soon.
Here, I'll just hand the overalls out now, and we can all dive in. Let the dust fly!