MONTHLY FORECAST

ARLAN WISE ASTROLOGER

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DECEMBER 2017

The key word for December is Capricorn. Saturn enters his own sign of Capricorn on December 19. He has been teaching us his Sagittarius lessons for the past two and a half years. Now he becomes stricter and demands that we lose our illusions and face up to reality and do things the right way. He gives you limits that you must honor. He will remove the excess from your life so that you can concentrate on what is truly important. This will affect all of us but he will be sterner with those who have their Sun or Moon in Capricorn. Saturn will remain in Capricorn for two and a half years.

The Sun enters Capricorn on December 21, which is also the day of the Winter Solstice. The Sun and Saturn meet that day to institute the new regime. They will help you reform your relationship with time.

Mercury is in retrograde motion from December 3 until December 22. Since you can’t avoid holiday shopping, be sure to check return policies and keep all your receipts. It’s a good year to give gift certificates. Mercury moves backwards from 29-13 degrees of Sagittarius. Where those degrees fall in your chart shows where you need to do major review, revision, and repair.

December 1 – Moon in Taurus, VC 8;53 pm. Make shopping for holiday gifts the priority of the day. Mercury is wobbly but still in direct motion and the Moon will be VC most of the day tomorrow. Today is your best chance for successful shopping. Venus enters Sagittarius and she kindles your travel lust and dreams of adventure. Mars and Uranus face off and give you energy but also insist that you be careful and use caution where caution is needed.

December 2 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 4:21 pm. Be very careful if you go shopping and only buy things you have on your list. It is not a good day for impulse buying. Go through your closets, attic, and cellar and look for items to regift. Set your intention for the weeks ahead, write them down, and put them under your pillow. It’s a good night for dreaming.

December 3 – Moon in Gemini. Mercury turns retrograde at 2:34 am so you will wake up to the changed energy. Today’s full Moon is in Mercury’s sign – he has control of the day and will feed you with ideas and information. The Sun and Neptune square off and change any plans you made for the day.

December 4 – Moon in Gemini, VC from 2:13 pm until 3:37 pm when it enters Cancer. It will be hard to stay organized today. You have too many thoughts and not enough places to put them. Start doing what you must do to end the year. Catch up on emails, letters, and phone calls. Finish half done projects. Relax with your comfort foods tonight,

December 5 – Moon in Cancer. Chiron turns direct today and gives you a big hint as to what to do to heal a health or emotional problem you or a loved one has been dealing with. You are sensitive to undercurrents in your personal environment and to what people around you are not saying. Call family members and revisit any disagreements you have had.

December 6 – Moon in Cancer, VC from 12:56 pm until 3:37 pm when it enters Leo. Mercury and Saturn get together to urge you to edit your written work. They want you to cut out excess from the document and from your life. They say it’s time to speak up, write it out, and express what you have been holding back. You’ll feel happier tonight when you review what you’ve done.

December 7 – Moon in Leo. There’s an emphasis on fire and you need to go out and be active. You feel generous and want to buy gifts, especially toys, games, and fun stuff for the kids. Be sure to check the return policies. Give liberally to charities. You’ll feel optimistic and can make things go your way. Find time to play.

December 8 –  Moon in Leo, VC from 5:40 pm until 6:08 pm when it enters Virgo. It’s a good day for an impromptu holiday party. The less you plan the more fun you’ll have. Do something new and creative at work and see how it goes. Have a romantic evening with your loved one. Make up for all the times you didn’t say those special words to make her or him feel loved.

December 9 – Moon in Virgo. Clean up any messes you see, both physical and emotional. You’ll see all the flaws around you and be motivated to fix them. Make an outline of your holiday plans and also one for 2018, knowing that it’s just thoughts. Mars enters Scorpio and gains strength. He wants you to get things done and finished.

December 10 – Moon in Virgo. It’s a serious day when you’ll want to get things cleaned up and tidy. It’s a good day to do the things at the bottom of your things-to-do list. Do your preparations for the holidays. Mercury is sending you odd and unusual thoughts so let them simmer in your mind. A part of you wants to drift off into a fantasy world and find pleasure there.

December 11 – Moon in Libra. Today’s energy makes you feel like being social and extending your world to include others. You’ll think well when on a team. Have a little holiday party at work and ask those invited to bring a toy or something festive for the food bank. Shop for fine art, clothing, jewelry, and art supplies. Hold on to the receipts.

December 12 – Moon in Libra. It’s another day when you want to be with people, or one special person, and do what you can to please them. The Sun and Mercury join up as today is the middle of Mercury’s retrograde journey. They inspire you with new ideas that can break through boundaries and give you thoughts of what you can do with your life.

December 13 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 8:58 am. Now you’re ready to be by yourself and focus on personal projects. You need to be in control today. You can dig deeply into finding out the root source of something that is bothering you. It’s a good day to look for lost objects. Look at your credit card statements and bank account to check for fraud. Read or see a good mystery tonight.

December 14 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 8:42 pm. You have to do two day’s work today, and do it slowly and carefully. Choose what you can handle to avoid frustration and anger. Shop for microscopes, telescopes, and shovels. You can take something to pieces and rebuild it better than it was. Find time for some introspection and write your insights in your journal.

December 15 – Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 8:07 pm. A full VC day during retrograde Mercury is a day when nothing you do will hold. It’s better to follow along doing what has already been set in place. It’s best to take the day off, if you can, and start your weekend early. Think of today as a personal day that the Universe is giving you so you can rest up for the holidays.

December 16 – Moon in Sagittarius. The Sun and Uranus dance in fiery glee and urge you to join them. Get out and have an adventure. Ride this fire energy with boldness. They give you the courage to express yourself in a way you’ve never done. Face your fears and shoot past your comfort zone into the scary unknown. 

December 17 – Moon in Sagittarius. You could go out hunting for the perfect holiday gifts or you could treat yourself to a day of exciting physical activity. Take a long hike on a new trail, run, bike, or skate with friends. Buy airline miles, travel guides, and gift certificates for hiking shoes or online courses. Tonight is the dark of the moon, the last one of the year, and it deserves a special ritual.

December 18 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC from 8:10 am until 8:33 am when it enters Capricorn. Today’s new Moon begins a week and a month with an emphasis on Capricorn, Saturn’s sign. Life will get more serious for the next few years and today is the first step. Give your attention to your career and do what you must to keep it alive.

December 19 – Moon in Capricorn. Saturn enters Capricorn at 11:48 pm. You’ll be ready to move forward in all sorts of ways but need to wait a few days. Saturn likes to test your patience. Use this energy to finish your holiday preparations. Look back over the past two and a half years and see what you’ve learned and think on how to make that a reality in your life.  

December 20 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 10:37 am until 9:29 pm when it enters Aquarius. Enjoy this last day of Sun in Sagittarius energy with its optimism and enthusiasm. Venus and Uranus want you to have a fling and avoid responsibility while you still can. Rock out under the VC Moon and do something a bit crazy. Let “it’s all good” be the motto of the day.

December 21 – Moon in Aquarius. The Sun enters Capricorn at 11:29 am. The Sun and Saturn meet in the afternoon. They tell you that from now on you must work hard, have integrity, and persevere. Today is not a cheery day and you have to face up to what you have been avoiding. Remember that even though it seems dark, the Sun now starts to increase in light.

December 22 – Moon in Aquarius. Mercury turns direct at 8:51 pm. Once again, the energy of the day is wobbly so that you have to sit at the starting line waiting to hear the word GO. Give yourself plenty of time if you are traveling. You’ll see the big picture and so can let little annoyances flit by. Finish up the week’s work and clean up any messes.

December 23 – Moon VC Aquarius, enters Pisces 9:42 am. You will be torn between being practical and feeling that you’ve done enough to prepare for the holiday, and being drawn to do more. You’ll be tempted by the lure of last minute shopping. Enter into the magic of the season and just enjoy the decorations and the music.

December 24 – Moon in Pisces, VC 9:48 pm. Think of those who are alone or in need and give of your time and money with true generosity. Make your giving come from the heart, not from your wallet. It’s a special day when your angels want to help you help others. Embrace the spirituality of this time of year.

December 25 – Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries 7:27 pm Venus enters Capricorn and then comes to join Saturn. This gives reality to the day and can squash the illusions you want to create. Those who had big expectations will be disappointed. Stay in the moment and be grateful for what you have and have a Merry Christmas.

December 26 – Moon in Aries. Today is the first day in a while that you have the energy to start off in a new direction. Shake off the lethargy from Mercury retrograde and blaze a path into the future. You’ll be ready to go off by yourself and do your own thing. Add a new kind of exercise to your daily routine.

December 27 – Moon in Aries, VC 3:57 pm. You need to be free to do what other people might think is odd but is something that you know you want to do. It’s a day to go beyond limits and to try to beat your personal best. You want to be out ahead of the crowd. Be sure to wear a helmet to protect your head when needed.

December 28 – Moon in Taurus. You’ll find great bargains when you shop the sales. Now is the time to buy cozy things that will add to your comfort this Winter. Buy that music you’ve been thinking of adding to your collection. The energy is slow and dreamy today, making you lazy, even though you do have to rally to take care of tomorrow’s important work.

December 29 – Moon in Taurus, VC 9 am. Start your weekend early since you’ll lose all motivation to accomplish anything. Make a list of things to do tomorrow and just chill out today. You could visit museums, buy some new art or photographs for your walls, or treat yourself to a gourmet meal. Take a nap in the afternoon. Prepare for winter hibernation.

December 30 – Moon in Gemini. Your energy picks up and you need to get out and interact with people. Take a short trip to visit friends or siblings. Buy calendars, books, and podcasts. Watch out for the tendency to gossip and try to keep your conversations meaningful. It’s a good evening for a party where you play games.

December 31 – Moon in Gemini, VC 6:38 pm. Sort through your paperwork from the year. Pay bills and answer correspondence. You’ll be able to deal with a lot of little tasks. 2018 starts with a VC Moon showing that it will be hard to make progress this year. Give time to your spiritual practice. Your spirituality will be a big help to you in the coming year.

HAVE A HEALTHY AND HAPPY 2018!

 

 

 

 

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