The winter solstice brought with it the Sun’s ingress into Capricorn on December 21st; we’re now being guided towards the first Christmas Full Moon in 38 years. The Cancer Full Moon at 3 degrees greets us at 6:12 AM EST, bringing with it the nurturing and family-centered energy Cancer’s are known for and what better time to explore this kind of vibe than on Christmas? The Full Moon’s trine to Neptune in Pisces creates a dreamy aspect, the urge to escape the physical world and perhaps a softening of our emotional responses. Nostalgia and dreams pertaining to the maternal nurturing we received as children, and possibly as adults, may color our emotional make-up. The Cardinal signs (Cancer, Aries, Libra, Capricorn) will more than likely feel this energy a bit more intensely than others.
The Moon’s location in the solar 4th house conjunct the IC does bring about a concentrated emotional focus on family and the mother/father axis (4th/1oth houses) The 4th house is the physical home as well as childhood experiences. The holiday season always has us reminiscing about the past.
Venus’ sextile to both Mercury and Jupiter sweetens this Full Moon further. Extravagance (Venus/Jupiter) and pleasant interchanges (Venus/Mercury) are perfect for gatherings and being with those we love. The inner tension we may have been feeling these past few weeks seems to be easing up a bit. There may be a lot of temptation to indulge and over do it today. You only live once, so why not?
Mercury Trines Jupiter at 3:18 PM EST. Expansion, over-flowing of ideas and sharing thoughts with those who have similar interests could be the focus. Mercury/Jupiter aspects are known for their tall tales and curiosity; a wonderful aspect for socializing
Uranus stations direct at 10:52 PM EST. This will surely have us releasing a sigh of relief, especially those with a large number of planets in Cardinal signs. While Uranus can bring about freedom, excitement and change, it can also usher in extreme chaos that threatens to shake up our sense of security. Uranus’ square to Pluto in Capricorn certainly wasn’t helping matters. The turbulent roller coaster ride we’ve been on may be finally settling down a bit; don’t get too comfortable, though. Uranus will still be rattling our cages, but we’ll be better equipped to handle it.
Healing Stones for this Full Moon: These are perfect stones for love and healing. The holidays in particular can often trigger old wounds.
- Rose Quartz
- Pink Moonstone
- Pink Tourmaline
- Clear Quartz
Mercury Squares Mars on December 29th 9:52 AM. Verbal confrontations and communication battles could have us blowing our stack. Anyone who comes for us or poses a threat may walk away with more than their feelings hurt. Keep a cool head (and mouth)
Venus enters adventurous Sagittarius on December 30th at 2:16 AM EST. The constant need to explore and have freedom may have us struggling to hang in there for the long haul. Sagittarius tends to view love and relationships in a very broad-minded kind of way and this can create problems for those who may be looking for a more concrete expressions of love (I’ll be doing a post on Venus in Sagittarius)