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November 30 – Moon in Virgo. As orderly and organized as you are, expect some surprises to occur. Look for missing objects and find them in the most unusual places. Review your diet and exercise program and see where you need to tighten up for better health. Play a prank of kindness on your loved one. Look back on this month and write down the lessons you learned.


December is a calmer month than some we’ve been through in 2018. Once Mercury turns into direct motion on December 6, then all the planets are in forward motion, except Uranus who is standing still at 29 degrees of Aries. This means that you can get things done, buy holiday presents, and relax a bit.

December 1 – Moon in Virgo, VC from 9:34 am until 9:49 am when it enters Libra. Mercury backs into Scorpio for the last week of his retrograde journey. You get a chance to redo what you did at the end of October. Let your right brain show you how to make the corrections. This is a weekend to be social. Have your holiday party early so all your friends can come.

December 2 – Moon in Libra. Venus moves into Scorpio to make you look back to September/October and see what still needs to be resolved. You will be challenged to get up off of the couch and spring into action today. Try to address any annoyances between you and your partner before they grow into an unpleasant argument.  Try to find the common ground.

December 3 – Moon in Libra, VC from 1:16 pm until 2:55 pm when it enters Scorpio. Hold back on starting anything new. This is the week to finish up old business. Tie up any loose ends or dangling cords. Pay off any debts. Make peace with someone with whom there’s tension in the relationship. Share a meal and let go of the past.

December 4 – Moon in Scorpio. Today is the best day of the week to concentrate and get things done. Your intuition will direct you and show you the best way to use your energy. Focus on personal matters. You can get to the bottom of something that has been puzzling you. Go on another hunt for lost objects. Relax with a good mystery.

December 5 – Moon in Scorpio, VC from 4:53 pm until 9:49 pm when it enters Sagittarius. The Sun and Neptune challenge you to go beyond your comfort zone. You need to accept what can’t be seen as you search for answers. It’s a good day for spiritual pursuits and for therapy. You’ll do better handling the artistic side of your work as you can download some inspiring ideas.

December 6 – Moon in Sagittarius. Mercury is standing still and turns around to face forward at 4:22 pm. You need to hold on to your enthusiasm until tomorrow since the Moon won’t be new until very late tonight. Get outside and go for a long hike, ride, or run. Think of what you want to leave behind and where you want to go.

December 7 – Moon in Sagittarius. Today’s New Moon invites you to dream big dreams and find the inspiration to have an adventure. Mars and Neptune meet to help you figure out what to do with these visions. Write them down, sketch them out, or compose music. Help someone in need or volunteer to work at a service organization.

December 8 – Moon in Capricorn. After a week of feeling tethered by the planets, today is one when you can get to work. You may want to forget that it’s the weekend and put in time in your office or workspace. You can get organized, make list and plans, and devise up a new schedule for what you wish to accomplish this winter. It’s a night to catch up on your sleep, not to party.

December 9 – Moon in Capricorn. Chiron turns into direct motion early this morning. He tells you to get to work to heal what is holding you back. It is a good day to discover what kinds of therapy work for you. Meditate to receive answers to your health, both physical and emotional, problems. Don’t be afraid to make some big changes in how you take care of yourself.

December 10 – Moon in Capricorn, VC 4:27 pm until 6:39 pm when it enters Aquarius. You can start the week with the sense that what you do will stay done. You can be practical and pragmatic and make the best choices, especially concerning your work and career. Try to get a lot accomplished today since it’s the best day for working this week.

December 11 – Moon in Aquarius. Let your mind soar to unknown thoughts and imaginings. You need to be free today to push past the limitations that other people have set for you. Let your avant-garde, unconventional self out to play. Take a risk and do something that you’ve been afraid to do. You will work well in a group and do good work brainstorming over issues that affect your work and your community.

December 12 – Moon in Aquarius. You need to allow other people to have the same freedom of mind and action that you crave. Don’t try to convince anyone of anything as everyone’s minds are stubborn today. Mercury enters Sagittarius tonight and thinking becomes less fixed and more flexible. Think about where you want to travel and what you want to learn.

December 13 – Moon in Pisces. There’s give and take in the air today and you can let go of trying to stick to a rigid schedule. You’ll do best if you let your intuition lead you through the day. You’ll know which is the perfect gift for each person on your list. Visit the pop-up craft shops to find unusual things. Make donations to help others have a good holiday.

December 14 – Moon in Pisces. Even though it’s a spacy kind of day with the Moon touching Neptune and keeping you in dreamland long after you’re out of bed, try to do two days work. You’ll be touched by need and feel compassionate and want to donate time and money to help others. Find some quiet time to receive inspiration.

December 15 – Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries 7:44 pm. Today is not a good day to do your holiday shopping and if you do, be sure to check the return policies on the things you buy. It’s a day to drift along, follow your whims, and refresh your batteries. Take a yoga class. Go swimming. Be nice to your houseplants and put them in bigger pots. Daydream all you want.

December 16 – Moon in Aries.  You can shop today and will get much more done making up for yesterday. You want to move fast and will not have the patience to deal with crowded stores. Shop in smaller places where you can get in and out quickly. You’ll have fun doing impulse buying, so throw away the list. Get plenty of exercise while trying to beat your personal best.

December 17 – Moon in Aries. Decide what you want to do today and you’ll get it done. The day is fiery and will help you express yourself and push you onto the next level of action. This is superhero energy. You’ll be able to assert yourself and get what you want so don’t think you’re being selfish. Watch your temper as you can get annoyed easily.

December 18 – Moon in Taurus. Today and tomorrow are great days for shopping You’ll know what is of value and find bargains and good deals. Buy art, clothing, music, musical instruments, and interesting foods. Buy your holiday tree. You’ll be slower and more deliberate than you’ve been so leave yourself lots of time to do what you need to do. Splurge on a gourmet dinner tonight.

December 19 – Moon in Taurus, VC 7:42 pm. If you want something to last, do it today. You will be able to stick with the job until it’s done. The energy is stable now but that is changing tomorrow. Take a good look at your financial situation and make changes that are safe and secure. Buy chocolate for gifts. Bake holiday cookies and cakes.

December 20 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 9:34 am. The Sun and Uranus do a happy dance. They want you to break free of your daily fetters and opt for the new and unusual. Be ready to receive a surprise but if you don’t grab it, it will be gone. Take care of communications – send out holiday cards, return phone calls, catch up on your social media. Today is the last full day of Sagittarius and the last day of Fall.

December 21 – Moon in Gemini. The Sun enters Capricorn at 5:23 pm and Winter begins. Treat today as an ancient holiday and celebrate that the days will start getting longer even though the weather gets colder. Venus and Neptune bestow blessings on the day and offer spiritual inspiration. Mercury meets Jupiter and they help you write and speak and teach the ideas that you’ve been thinking about.

December 22 – Moon in Gemini, VC from 9:21 am until 11:28 am when it enters Cancer. Today’s Full Moon in Cancer emphasizes the importance of family over the next month. It is a day to honors mothers. Do something special for your mom or honor her memory in some way. Cook your favorite childhood foods while you try to keep family holiday traditions ongoing.

December 23 – Moon in Cancer. You may want to stay home all day in the security of your own nest. If you still need to shop, go online and buy cookware, food, linens, cookbooks, and cozy wraps and throws. Get as much of the holiday cooking done as you can. Be sure to cook and bake enough to give to someone you know who is ill or will be alone this week.

December 24 – Moon in Cancer, VC from 9:50 am until 11:58 when it enters Leo. Finish your preparations in the morning and then get ready to go into party mode. Put your worries aside for a few days, they won’t go anywhere, and be of good spirits. Tell the children the stories of wonder that people all over the earth speak on Christmas Eve. Be careful when driving tonight as you and other drivers may not be paying enough attention to the road.

December 25 – Moon in Leo. It’s a day for expressing unconditional love and generosity. Be grateful for what you have. Make it a happy day for everyone around you and for those you love who are far away. Make it a wonderful day for the children. Give them a lot of time and attention and play their new games with them. Tell your loved ones how much they mean to you.

December 26 – Moon in Leo, VC from 10:36 am until 12:50 pm when it enters Virgo. Have a leisurely morning and save the cleaning up until the afternoon when you’ll feel like being busy. You’ll come down to earth after the festivities and need to do something practical and useful. Put together any building projects or kits you received as gifts. Work on crafts, knitting, sewing.

December 27 – Moon in Virgo. It’s a good day to sit down and go over any year end business you need to finish up. Make donations to charities. Do some do-it- yourself home repair and also make a list of what needs to be fixed in 2019. It is a great day to get organized and make plans. Go through your pantry and cupboards and choose food to give to the food bank. Eat healthy meals to day and work on a diet plan.

December 28 – Moon in Virgo, VC from 11:27 am until 3:23 pm when it enters Libra. Clean and tidy and sort and recycle in the morning. Make appointments for your health care. The energy switches in the late afternoon and you’ll want to go out and be social. Get dressed up and go for a nice dinner in a place you’ve been wondering about.

December 29 – Moon in Libra. Today and tomorrow have a better spirit for partying and celebrating than on the actual New Year’s Eve. Call friends and set up a party tonight. Include those who you don’t often see but think about. It’s a good day for redecorating and making your home more aesthetically pleasing. Visit art galleries in person and online to purchase some new art.

December 30 – Moon in Libra, VC from 5:53 pm until 8:23 pm when it enters Scorpio. Have a lazy Sunday to give yourself a rest after all the holiday activity. Have a talk with your partner so you can discuss what you haven’t said. It will be good to find a compromise on those sticky issues. If you come from a place of love you will be surprised at how well things can work out.

December 31 – Moon in Scorpio. Meditate on 2018 and all you did and felt. Look deep within and see how much you have changed since this day last year. Write down what you wish to achieve in 2019. Make practical New Year’s resolutions, ones you can accomplish. Mars enters Aries tonight. He is strong in it and he gives you the energy to start the year ahead with much vitality.

Happy New Year !!!!


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