Happy December! Here’s a snapshot of this month’s energies:
December 18-Full Moon in Gemini
This is the last full moon of the year and is followed shortly by other astrological events that may have an influence. Since this full moon is taking place within an air sign, there will also be a focus on communication, creativity, and balance.
The last full moon of the year is also known as the Cold Moon because it signals the arrival of the winter season. This full moon is taking place in Gemini and as a result, you can expect a focus on communication, with yourself as well as the people around you. Because of the recent eclipse during the new moon, there will still be a residual influence so you can also expect a new perspective and clarity about problems you have been focusing on.
December 19-Venus goes into Retrograde
Venus, the planet that rules over love and money will be entering into retrograde. As we start to wrap up this year and prepare to enter 2022, you will get insights about your relationships with these two areas, providing you with the opportunities to strengthen and improve them, and shed old patterns that no longer serve you. Venus will be in retrograde into the next year (end of January), so this will be an ongoing process.
December 19-Chiron goes Direct
Chiron has been retrograde in Aries since July of this year and finally goes direct on this date. This retrograde focused on a lot of inner healing, of emotions and old wounds that may have been suppressed for a very long time and releasing energetic connections that no longer serve you. While the impatient side of Aries energy may have made people feel the need to do only surface healing or ignore the need to do it altogether, the courageous side of these fire energies has also provided opportunities to embrace courage and strength to do the healing work when the time comes.
December 21-Winter Solstice & Yule
This officially marks the first day of Winter. This is the shortest day and the longest night of the year, and many pagans and witches celebrate Yule on this date as well. This is a good time for inner workings such as meditations to connect with the spirits and deities of winter, on planning for the new year, and of course, spending time with loved ones.
December 21-Capricorn Season Begins
This date also marks the beginning of Capricorn season! This is an earth sign so expect more focus when it comes to manifestation workings and organization as well as grounding energy.
December 24-Saturn Uranus Squares
This will be an intense energetic event as there will be a clashing of energies for the third and final time this year. There will be a struggle between structure and creativity, responsibility and freedom. This can lead to developing a better understanding of relationships in your life, your personal and work life, and other areas in your life that may need to be reviewed. You may find yourself wanting to release old patterns of thought and action, and maybe move in a different direction in your life in general.
Because of these clashing energies, there is potential for conflict in all of these areas, and while that may seem like a bad thing, it’s a chance to review and improve.
December 28-Jupiter goes into Pisces
Jupiter is the planet of expansion, growth, and wealth. As the planet of expansion, it will expand the energies of Pisces. You can expect an increase in your spiritual and psychic abilities, more insights into your path, and growth in these areas. This is a good time to engage in meditation work, spiritual journeys, or take workshops or courses for psychic or spiritual development.