December’s Full Moon came on Tues, Dec 13. It is another super moon, meaning it is close to the earth and exerts more influence on our emotions, the tides, and water levels of the earth. With a super moon, we feel the effect for several days.
If the world has felt heavy or tiring, there are good reasons for it. It’s an intense chart with Sun in Sagittarius, conjunct (close placement) Saturn, the ruler of time, old age, structure and limitation. It’s easy to feel both the limitations of our personal life and the world at large, but both signs are placed in Sagittarius, which brings hope and optimism. (The chart asks for a realistic look at life while imagining greater possibilities.)
The Sun (life), Moon (emotions, inner self), and Saturn (limitation) form a T-square (pressure) with Chiron, the wounded healer. Part of the equation involves healing and/or releasing the past to heal emotions when creating a new future. Spiritual work involves moving beyond our wounds, and it also involves releasing the past, which include a net of beliefs that limits our potential and spiritual power.
The Moon is in Gemini, an air sign denoting communication, and it opposes Sun (life) and Saturn (limitation.) The Moon rules emotions, which may feel overwhelming because the Sun/Saturn demands looking at the structure of our lives. Moon in Gemini loves socializing, traveling, and talking—which is confusing when scrutiny is required to take the next step. Fortunately, the Moon trines Mars (assertion) and Jupiter (good fortune), increasing the possibility of taking positive action to reap good outcomes.
Mercury (communication) is placed in Capricorn, a practical earth sign. It moves into retrograde on Thursday, December 15, and retrogrades in earth signs can feel particularly slow and heavy. Attempt completion of errands and shopping before December 15, then plan to take a needed rest to renew body and soul. (Retrogrades are about rest, review, and rethinking projects. Mercury will also conjunct Pluto, the underworld, so expect to learn secrets and hidden knowledge.)
Mars (energy, assertion) and Venus (beauty, femininity) are both placed in Aquarius, which brings a sparkly, electrical quality. In this position, Venus is a bit detached about love, but Mars’ trine with Jupiter (good fortune), meaning it’s possible to bring about wonderful happenings by focusing on harmony and higher consciousness.
Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) sextiles Saturn and opposes Uranus. Jupiter’s sextile with Saturn (time, karma) can pull in resources, but the opposition (two ideas/thoughts in opposite directions) suggests focusing on new directions and ideas for income.
Saturn (time, karma, structure) trines Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), indicating the possibility of clearing karma by uniting with our true self and the universe-at-large. Saturn squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), creating confusion about structures, truth, and religion.
Uranus and Pluto (resources, underworld) are squared once more; it’s the last tight square of the four year dance between the 2 planets, which appeared as a dive into the underworld, followed by realizations, which come from the light. Overall, it’s often acted as a wrecking ball. Perhaps, we’ll move into more light as the square fades in the coming year.
- Two distinct equations influence the chart. One involves moving into the light and embracing the quantum field. The other side of the equation accentuates the need to release the past and its structures while making a “new” place to allow the light to enter.
- The placement of Venus in Aquarius can open our hearts to potential, change, and New Age methods of thinking and feeling. For example, we might gain a deeper understanding of healing with sound and color—or the unity of group consciousness when focused on the heart.
- The chart suggests the importance of innovation when creating success. Think out of the box and float out into the universe when reviewing ideas for work and life.
- Mercury retrograde in Capricorn along with Sun conjunct Saturn suggests a heavy energy for the next week or so. Work to remain focused on good things like universal power and love.
- There’s a sliding motion between the heaviness of human life and the potential of the quantum field. Observe both and meditate on the inner self.
Sabian Symbols (based on Lynda Hill’s Sabian Symbols)
Sun is on Sagittarius 23, A Group of Immigrants Fulfilling Requirements before Entering a New Country. On a higher level, the symbol could refer to proponents of the New Age and meeting the requirements of light—the measurement of the heart.
Moon sits on Gemini 23. Three Fledglings in a Nest. This symbol denotes the concept of a stage from dependence to independence. In this case, it may refer to the growth needed by light workers before joining together to shift reality. (No one is quite ready to leave their “home” or comfort zone.)
Mercury is placed on Capricorn 13, A Fire Worshiper Meditates on the Ultimate Realities of Existence. In metaphysics, fire represents passion for the spiritual world—the burning away of the ego. It doesn’t work unless we’re centered on the divine. (Fire can also represent burn-out and anger. It’s about how constructively we use or don’t use our inner fire.)
Venus is on Aquarius 8, Beautifully Gowned Wax Figures on Display. This symbol asks to look beyond the creation of appearances and illusion and see if the figure and inner beauty match.
Mars sits on Aquarius 26, A Garage Man Testing a Car’s Battery with a Hydrometer. With Mars on this placement, it asks for matching our emotions with a higher level of consciousness before taking action. (Water is emotion. Mars is action, and a battery gives energy to the car. The hydrometer tests the water or emotion of the vehicle.)
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.