It's going to be a big energy week, with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feeling especially intense.
We kick this week off with Venus freshly retrograde in Capricorn as of Sun. 12/19, but that isn't the whole story, by far.
The image below is a quick guide to each day, but read on for the big list of the energies at play this week leading to this weekend's climax.
Number 1: It's a Waning Gibbous Moon All Week Long.
We just had a full moon in Gemini on Saturday, 12/18, and this week we are in the waning gibbous lunar phase (up until the last quarter moon on Sunday the 26th).
The waning gibbous is a time of integrating what has been illuminated at the full moon (which was a north node full moon, so one that points us in the direction of our destiny).
Also, as full moons are associated with a time of fulfillment, culmination, completion, and/or harvest, this week is a time for appreciating what we have and being in gratitude, we may even feel more generous and want to share our bounty with others during waning gibbous moons, and that is a perfect way to honor this moon phase and align with it.
Number 2: Venus Retrograde in Capricorn.
Venus just stationed retrograde in Capricorn and this week is moving back into her 2nd conjunction with Pluto, this time in RX. The first one was Dec. 11th. Dec. 11th was the intro, or "spark" of the fire, and the conjunction coming up on 12/25 Christmas Day is a review.
The intensity is high nevertheless. Venus retrograde is a review of self-worth and how we show up in relationships. With Pluto sitting with her to kick things off, power dynamics will be a theme.
In Capricorn, this is helping us to review how to make our relationships more stable and enduring. It's the start of something built-to-last.
Number 3: Solstice and the Beginning of Capricorn Season, 12.21.
Solstice is Tuesday, 12/21.
Technically this means the beginning of Capricorn season, as solstice is when sun reaches zero degrees Capricorn. But more than that, it is the beginning of our solar year in the northern hemisphere, one of the four points on the wheel of the year. It's like a new moon, only with the sun. It is the shortest day of the year, and longest night, and the point at which the light begins to grow again.
This is a perfect time to offer to the transformative flames of the fire a written list of what you are ready to release, a letter to the past year, or even actual items that represent what no longer serve that you are letting go of in preparation for this new cycle
Number 4: The Void Moon on Tuesday, 12/21.
Note also that Tuesday, 12/21, from 7:43 a.m. until 2:53 a.m. (MST), the moon is void-of-course. Void moons are times for sticking to routine and wrapping up and catching up. They are times to avoid big decisions and purchases (especially with Venus now retrograde) or starting new projects/enterprises. Save that for another day (preferably after the new moon, and even after Venus stations direct in late January.
Here's a hint: 2022 doesn't really get going until the January 31st new moon in Aquarius. Until then, we are reviewing, wrapping up and transitioning.
(Click the link above to read more about making the most of void moons.
Number 5: Capricorn Season is On & Strong, & That Makes Saturn Stronger Too.
Solstice puts the sun in Saturn-ruled Capricorn along with Venus, Pluto, and Mercury.
The sun is our conscious focus, so that means the Capricorn vibes are now even more amped, and Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, in its other sign of Aquarius is especially strong.
Think: building foundations and structures that endure. Thing quality, not quantity. This is practical energy that is achievement-focused. This is a great time to envision your goals for next year and plan out practical actions steps towards them for the coming days, weeks, and months.
Saturn rules Capricorn and all of these planets gracing its sign strengthen it right now, but Saturn is already strong in its other home turf of Aquarius, and it is challenging Uranus in Taurus all week long, climaxing on Christmas Eve. This is the time to honor Saturn and do the practical thing, even though we may have a very strong urge to bust loose and break free of it all.
Number 6: About Saturn & the Final Saturn-Uranus Square 12/24.
The third and final square of 2021 between Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus is building all week to a climax on 12/24, Christmas Eve. (Yes that's just one day before the 2nd conjunction between Venus and Pluto in Saturn-ruled Capricorn is exact.)
This is a theme that's been strong all year, especially around February 17th and June 14th. This one is the big finale, and should also be bringing resolution to this impasse we've been at all year between past and future, tradition and innovation, security and freedom, and finding a way to move forward and feel free to live our lives and enjoy them that isn't reckless or careless in light of the current state of the world, pandemic and all.
This means we are going to be feeling that tension between wanting to bust loose and feeling held back all week and it is climaxing 12/24. Pushing and forcing isn't a good idea now. Proceed with caution, flow with the energy that's present now. It will shift after Christmas.
Number 7: the Last Quarter Moon Choice Point, Sunday, 12/26.
Finally on Sunday, 12/26, we arrive at the last quarter square moon, the halfway point between the full moon and new moon, and our choice point. We reach an internal conflict and impasse, and to resume forward motion, we must let go of something (particularly some form of old consciousness) that is no longer serving us in light of where it is we are going. After we are through this bump, we can use next week's waning crescent moon until the Capricorn new moon to get to the business of releasing in preparation for the new moon regeneration.
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