Hey, astro fam!
It’s exciting to write you as the new year draws near. More often than not, the change of calendar year promises little more than a glorified ball drop. The “New Year, New Me” sentiment lacks any basis in reality, energetic support, or momentum needed to push us to a new chapter.
But nothing is further from the truth this time around! The end of 2022 marks a true shift, supporting new beginnings for you.
I see December playing out in three stages and hope my description of those stages assists you in a meaningful transition to 2023. The time at hand offers EXCITING VISIONS OF THE FUTURE deserving sober contemplation and intentionality.
December begins with a number of events revealing what 2022 meant for you. One of the things I consistently observed through the year – in myself, clients, friends and family – was the refinement of (1) personal values and (2) relationship behaviors. Last December you began a long, arduous journey for the purpose of refining / developing those two parts of yourself. It wasn’t easy, and you couldn’t always tell what was happening, where life was taking you or why.
Then over the last 6 weeks, the big reveal began. I recently heard a quote that sums it up well:
“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”
It seems that decades passed these last 3 months. So much happened for myself and the people around me; I’m still working to process it all. I bet the same is true for you. We each stand on the launch pad of a new life chapter. The next 9 days or so will continue to clarify what that means. Pay particular attention to:
December 1-8 is full of astrological alignments bringing these themes to climax. There’s some dicey energy carrying the potential for divisive conversations and interactions this first week. Whether or not more important events, epiphanies, or conversations happen for you, YOU’LL HAVE VERY STRONG FEELINGS ABOUT ALL THAT’S HAPPENED RECENTLY BY THE DECEMBER 7 FULL MOON.
If overwhelmed by it all, take a few days to focus on honoring your feelings. Stop moving ahead so fast. Be right there in the moment. Remember that even welcome life changes – even correct life choices – can bring grief. Turning the page means letting go of how things used to be.
Also, take some time to reflect on how you’ve handled the tumultuousness of life these last few months. Be proud of yourself. You’ve come so far!!!
Stage II of December begins December 9, once Mercury and Venus have moved into Capricorn. At that point, the cards have been dealt. You’ll be called to set emotions aside, get serious and practical again.
I recommend taking the time between December 9-19 for metaphorical housekeeping. These are good days to tie up whatever loose ends 2022 left dangling. Do whatever comes to mind that may help you ground yourself, prepare yourself for a blast to the future. I assure you it’s happening.
The end of December brings an entirely new ballgame. December 20-21, the Sun and Jupiter change signs, setting the stage for a powerful New Moon December 23. This New Moon carries us into the new year with a new vibe we don’t always get as the calendar turns.
If I had to choose one word, the December 23 New Moon is AMBITIOUS. You will feel activated in some way towards a lofty new goal, dream or direction. Don’t sit on your fence or wait for things to change for you. The spotlight is on you to start making life moves.
A few caveats:
1. Mars is retrograde and Mercury stations retrograde December 28. This means that until mid-January 19, progress may seem slow and any plans made may require adjustment later. That’s okay. I won’t be waiting for January 19 to make moves and am not suggesting you do so. This New Moon / New Year shift is too good to pass. Continue your focus on flexibility, one day at a time, and reframe setbacks as the universe redirecting you. Thank goodness it always does!
2. The New Moon is square Jupiter, infusing it with major potential. However, it’s not time to talk a big game or announce your imminent success to the world before you’ve taken step 1. Put money where your mouth is and begin working quietly towards your new goals. Santa Claus checks his list twice. Similarly, Jupiter only gives what we’ve earned. Big egos look foolish and hard workers get lucky. (Luck = preparation + opportunity)
3. On December 28, Mercury stations retrograde near Venus and Pluto. In my view, those last few days of December could feel like a setback. Beware of old behaviors, memories or feelings creeping back in. If that does happen, if you find yourself revisiting old territory, observe what’s happening and stand still as it passes. Try not to judge yourself or discount the growth you’ve done. It’s normal for echoes of the past to pop up from time to time. Remind yourself: I am okay, I am making progress & All is well.
We have lots of “yes” energy this month so use your time and inspiration wisely. Imagine yourself the farmer, beginning to plan and seed for the upcoming season. Nothing requires more thoughtfulness and intention than this moment. And isn’t that always the case? 😊
Happy Holidays and truckloads of gratitude to you all!
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