Saturday 8th December
Uh oh, I’ve just remembered that I hadn’t posted today. My son and I went on a Christmas shopping mission to Norwich. We set off early – for us, and were in the city by 9.20am. It was quiet first thing but it got busier. We had a good day and bought most of what we wanted to. The moon moved into organised, responsible Capricorn today. We wrapped most of the pressies when we got home ready for a trip to family next weekend. I hope your Christmas plans are going well. See you in the morning!
Photo from Flickr
Friday 7th December
Here we are at the new moon on a very soggy morning. At last month’s new moon I focused on Mars, planet of action, for a month. As part of that I decided to write daily astrology posts here and on my Facebook page and I have! Hooray. This month I am focusing on the sun (where is it ??) which is about being creative and expressive. So I am continuing with my posts and will illustrate at least three of them with my creative efforts. I’ve been thinking about this for a while! I enjoyed art at school – a long time ago; I did O levels. I worked as a florist in my teens and early twenties so I enjoy being creative and arty. The picture today is of my ‘sun king’ and ‘moon queen’ which I made a couple of years ago. As it is a new moon when the Sun and the Moon are at the same degree of the zodiac so I will start with them.
Thursday 6th December
Today the moon moved into Sagittarius at 2.48am GMT and will exactly conjunct the sun tomorrow morning – Friday 7th December at 7.20am GMT. So this will be the new moon. It is not visible for a couple of days. When it is, it will be a waxing crescent (a back to front C shape) and will be visible around sun set. So this marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle. New moons happen every 28 days and progress through the zodiac over the year. So as the sun is in Sagittarius at the moment, tomorrow’s new moon is in Sagittarius along with lucky expansive Jupiter. It also coincides with Mercury the communicator planet going forwards again, as I said yesterday, it turns direct tonight. New moons are a good time to set intentions, so what would you like to do this month? Apart from survive – I mean, enjoy Christmas?! 😉
Wednesday 5th December
Today the waning moon is still in Scorpio, along with communication planet Mercury and Venus. Mercury will turn direct tomorrow night, ending its retrograde period which started on November 17th. Have you been having any confusions and communication tangles in the last few weeks?
We’ve have a few cancellations and changes of plan and two mix ups involving boots, but everything has been sorted now!
On the plus side, I’ve written the Christmas cards, we have quite a long list as between us we’ve got a lot of family and being a restless Sagittarius I’ve moved around over the years. I’m looking forward to hearing from people, there are always some changes. I hope our cards get out safely, I posted them today! Uh oh! Perhaps I should have waited…! Christmas is a busy time for Mercury with lots of messages being delivered.
Tuesday 4th December
Another beautiful morning and another lovely view of the Moon and Venus in the predawn sky. Did you notice that the Moon and Venus have swapped places? Yesterday the waning crescent moon was to the right – West of Venus and today the Moon is to the left – East of Venus. This is because the moon is moving closer to the sun daily. It is gradually diminishing in size, it was a silver sliver this morning. (Try saying that with your teeth in!) and will get ever smaller until it becomes invisible to us as it reaches its conjunction with the sun on Thursday morning. This will be the new moon in Sagittarius and another lunar cycle will begin.
Astrologically today the Moon is making a trine (a positive aspect) to Neptune and Mars in Pisces. Scorpio and Pisces are both water signs so we may all be feeling quite sensitive and in tune with our loved ones today.
Monday 3rd December
What a lovely sight this morning, the waning crescent moon and Venus together in the early morning sky. The moon is still in Libra and will move in to Scorpio this evening joining Venus and then Mercury on the 5th.
Sunday 2nd December 2018
Today Venus moved into Scorpio again. It first moved into Scorpio in September and reached as far as 10 degrees in early October then back tracked from 10 degrees of Scorpio back to 25 degrees of Libra where it turned direct on 16th November. Since then it has been moving old ground, first in light, Libra and now in deep Scorpio. Added to this, Mercury the communication planet is still moving backwards and is also now in Scorpio – it moved in yesterday.
So it is worth looking at what has happened in your relationships in the past couple of months. Secrets could come to light we are likely to want to get to the heart of matters.
Photo from Max Pixel