By Heather Roan Robbins
Silent night, holy night; the currents run deep this weekend, but all can be well if we can feel the quiet inside and out. Find a way to share hearts without words; through actions, shared experience, and presence, even more than presents. We all need a moment of solitude to process feelings under this weekend’s Scorpio moon, but paradoxically can easily feel isolated. It helps all involved to fold into our dinner table someone who might otherwise feel lost or alone.[ad name=”AdSense Responsive”]
Otherwise, the weight of the world as it stands can lean in on us and make it hard to share joy, we can be prone to misunderstandings, last-minute snafus, and strange willful tugs of war with Mercury retrograde in Capricorn. Kids may not want to kiss strange relatives, and everyone resists being pushed into obligations. Twitter-wars flare. Crankiness abounds, but it can come out defensively or passive aggressively with Mars in Pisces, near the south node. So, don’t go there. Instead, speak with the heart and keep the agenda and schedule light. Consciously look for what is valuable in one another. When in doubt, return to spirit and source, and act from compassion to oneself and others equally. Find the holy silence, then return to the fray.
If people push and pull, feel their concerns and fears underneath and cut them some slack, but know when to pleasantly walk away and take a moment alone. If the harsh underbelly of human kind peaks through, instead of retaliating along the same lines, stand like it deeply rooted pine tree, shine like a star. Meanwhile, pad any schedule with room to find lost items, locate the instructions and fix broken things.
Because we could be feeling so moody, it will help to find a moment to honor the flow of history under our personal bridge: all the holidays past and people we miss. Mercury takes our mind backwards as it retrogrades in Capricorn, and the Moon in Scorpio Fridaythrough Sunday brings us to the deep waters.
Christmas day, towards the evening, the Moon enters Sagittarius and we come out of our shell, making this the easiest time for the big family shindig. A desire to speak up can bring out outrageously frank comments and no one will hold back on their political opinions. Mars and Venus in Pisces can leave us feeling unusually sensitive and think skinned, so we still need to keep a light touch with beloveds, but can relax into a new level of honesty.
And remember, because Mercury is retrograde, if someone’s comment feels unusually wonderful or makes us flinch, let’s ask for clarification; it’s way too easy to perceive through our own filters and totally misunderstand what they meant. If we confirm fax and ask about motives, we can save ourselves a host of problems.
Through New Year’s Day it will be helpful to suspend the ordinary pace of life and let ourselves off the hook. it has been a pretty relentlessly eventful and extrovertedly involved autumn. We have a lot of work to do in the coming year. But for now, the flow of energy has turned inwards and it’s time to reconnect with ourselves and strengthen our bonds with beloveds, avoid analyzing relationships for the moment and find a way to make it safe to be sensitive with one another.
Friday, Dec 23: Single minded focus can help us overcome obstacles and keep on track, but let’s not be more brusque than necessary. We may need to sit with our moods and honor the past, or just hold ourselves gently, but let’s not get lost there; Solstice season asks us to reconnect with our roots, soul, and dear ones. Midday is productive, though with occasional pragmatic snags, a thoughtful tiredness drifts in about dinnertime, though an important point can be made tonight. A dreaminess calls for seasonal escapism and a moment of tenderness as Mercury sextiles Neptune through the weekend.
Moon enters Scorpio 7:32 AM, Moon sextile Sun 12:24 PM, Moon trines Mars 2:25 PM.
Saturday, Dec 24: This could be a day for Christmas miracles as Saturn trines Uranus. Something fundamental can change in our world or in our soul’s understanding, but in what direction it changes, will be up to us. On the surface, we may be more absorbed in our memories and not as cheerful and outgoing, cranky if poked, but thoughtful and contemplative this Christmas Eve.
Moon trine Neptune 2:56 AM, Moon sextile Mercury 8:57 AM, Saturn trine Uranus 5:28 PM, Moon sextile Pluto 5:24 PM.
Sunday, December 25: The Scorpio Moon keeps the deeper undertones swirling; don’t crowd one another. Expect a bouquet of feelings to pass through as the day wears on. Venus forms some lovely aspects that helps us through this morning as it trines Jupiter, sextiles Uranus and Saturn, and helps us see that love and connective energy can be healing. It furthers to widen our circle and include stragglers. When in doubt, pull out the art supplies or engage creativity in some form. Evening relaxes, strange relatives, ugly sweaters and offbeat friends will be more fun as the Moon heads into Sagittarius tonight.
Moon square Venus 12:21 AM, Venus trine Jupiter 6:22 AM, Venus sextile Uranus 9:35 AM, Venus sextiles Saturn 11:32 AM, Moon enters Sagittarius 8:18 PM.
Monday, December 26: Changes in the air, it furthers to move and stretch today, work off some of those Christmas cookies as the Moon in active Sagittarius squares Mars, just be aware of a competitive undertone. Sibling rivalry will be alive and well, but can be constructed. Keep an eye on sibling rivalry in world events and balance this with family work. Afternoon calls for a nap or a moment of escape as the Moon squares Neptune and a chance to dream in good ways tonight as the Mercury sextiles Neptune.
Moon square Mars 7:16 AM, Moon opposed Uranus 11:35 AM, Moon square Neptune 3:40 PM, Mercury sextile Neptune 9:18 PM.
Tuesday, December 27: We may hit the ground running, get back to work as the Sun sextiles Mars this morning. A new sense of responsibility and organization kicks in this afternoon as the Moon sextiles Jupiter and approaches Saturn. Do gentle groundwork for next year’s dreams, but know that all plans made now will probably need to be adjusted after January 8, when Mercury turns direct.
Sun sextile Mars 1:07 AM, Moon trine Uranus 1:30 PM, Moon sextile Jupiter 1:45 PM, Moon conjunct Saturn to 10 PM, Moon sextile Venus 6:44 PM.
Wednesday, December 28: Think carefully, it’s time for us to look over the decisions we made for the last year and take stock of which ones grew corn, or were productive, and which ones we don’t need to do again. It’s a day of reckoning of consequences and letting those consequences inform our future decisions. People are thoughtful, grim at moments, potentially conniving because it is a strategic day, but with self-responsibility this can help us grow in wisdom. The Moon enters Capricorn this morning and conjunct the Sun tonightas Mercury sextiles active Mars.
Moon enters Capricorn 8:11 AM, Sun conjunct Mercury 11:47 AM, Mercury sextiles Mars 4:05 PM, Moon conjunct Mercury 9:45 PM, Moon sextiles Mars 10:48 PM, Moon conjunct Sun 11:53 PM.
Thursday, December 29: Uranus turns direct after a long retrograde and we can see expect the unexpected. It may be tempting to start new plans and new schemes today, and it is a good day to repair the past, but we need to wait until the second week in January to really launch the next chapter. Moods dip tonight as the Moon conjuncts Pluto around dinner time, be kind to one another’s soul and don’t believe discouraging thoughts. We can bond easily by sharing our deepest feelings.
Uranus turns direct 2:27 AM, Moon sextiles Neptune 3:11 AM, Moon conjuncts Pluto 5:11 PM.
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