Tricky tricky, tricky; the aspects this week are truly rocky and can precipitate breakdowns, breakthroughs, instigate trouble or push us into ingenious new understanding. Deal with any problem or conflict in as clean, clear, neutral and transparent way as possible, or it ferments and explode. If we keep our energy clean and direct, the week produces creative discontent that can help us focus and make this last month of 2015 incredibly productive. What we produce is up to us. It will be an active month, one way or the other.
All this weekend activity happens on several different levels simultaneously. A surface sociable cheerfulness can leave us opinionated but interested in telling our story. Underneath this level, Venus heads into a month of brooding in emotionally deep Scorpio just as Mars squares Pluto, lord of death and rebirth, and opposes electrical, erratic Uranus. This pattern kicked in last week – holds through the winter solstice- and can act like a combustion engine.
Just as we’re supposed to be getting all sweetness and light for the holidays, old pain stirs and we are reminded of the key issues of our time. Mechanicals glitch in fits and starts. Our attitude sharpens and can grow belligerently volcanic unless we choose to transcend. But if we do choose to transform, whether in in little ways or large, the force is with us.
Scorpio and Pluto both call us through the worst to get to the best. Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio in modern astrology; the symbols for Scorpio are the scorpion and the phoenix, the lowest and highest of the zodiac.
We need to hit the high notes. Don’t waste too much time being outraged; seek what you want to grow and transform instead. Mercury enters industrious, determined Capricorn on Wednesday and helps us produce before the holidays fully kick in. But that very determination can make it hard to let go in the middle of an argument, people get unusually tenacious in their thinking process, and either more responsible, or actively rebellious of their responsibilities. Mercury in Capricorn with Venus in Scorpio can bring a grim element, but if we can add heart and beauty, the determination works for us.
Venus in Scorpio can rake up the past, loves the intensity of anger, intensity of love, and stirs the old coals of unfinished memories. We may feel tossed about by the winds unless we can find a worthy focus. When emotions obsess or old pains resurface, honor them and let them go rather than pokes them for intensity.
Because Venus in Scorpio can obsess on old wounds, some people think they can get emotional satisfaction out of revenge, even though it rarely solves the problem. This could feed into the worst of the present international political storms. Look for tactful, face-saving ways to defuse tension and find some form of shared obligation. If we do there is a real chance at progress later in the week as the Sun trines change-inducing Uranus.
Over this weekend a Libra Moon helps our ease our social interactions on a daily basis, encourages us with camaraderie and small art projects, but keeps the heat up on issues of social justice as it conjunct the Moon and sets off that T-square with Uranus and Pluto. Monday and Tuesday a Scorpio Moon conjuncts Venus and amps up the emotional undertow. Midweek the Sagittarius Moon brings up philosophical discussions about what, wherefore, and why. It also helps with the seasonal festivities, but can make us want to take action, any action, whether we’ve considered the consequences or not.
Friday, December 4: We probably have too much to do this morning as Mercury squares Jupiter under a nervy, work-oriented Virgo Moon. Finish what’s already begun this morning, but wait to initiate new projects. Nervy, we multitask well but can lose our place when we’re juggling too much and can drop the ball; keep an eye on important timing. When the Moon enters Libra midafternoon, be ready to make a few new changes and then want to kick back and step out of work and into our politics and personal life. Surface pleasantries hover over deep pools of feeling tonight as Venus enters broody Scorpio.
Mercury square Jupiter 5:52 AM, Moon enters Libra 3:33 PM, Venus enters Scorpio 9:18 PM.
Saturday, December 5: Morning is relatively pleasant on a generally sociable day. But we become uncomfortable anywhere we are in the habit of giving more than we receive; we notice our any codependent patterns as Venus quincunx the asteroid Vesta, and resent them. Evening grows edgier and as the Moon conjuncts Mars and squares Pluto, performing arts glisten with charisma, chemistry can strike sparks with a stranger, but ordinary arguments can turn into Shakespearean tragedies. Sudden humor can diffuse it in most cases, but watch for accidents and sudden sharp spikes of temper, and choose carefully.
Moon sextile Saturn 8:06 AM, Moon sextile Sun 7:18 PM, Moon conjunct Mars 7:36 PM, Moon square Pluto 8:28 PM.
Sunday, December 6: This could be the best of days, this could be the worst of days, and if we’re lucky the extremes will leave us in a comfortable place in the middle. Optimism resists resentment. The willingness to let go resists obsession. As Mars squares Pluto it turns up the volume on so many primitive emotions. It does aid strategic thinking and surgical efforts; we can release one thing so we can create room for another or cut off something that is no longer working for us. Whether cleaning our closets or letting go of a relative who’s ticked us off one too many times. Just avoid unnecessary surgery.
Moon opposed Uranus 1:36 AM, Sun sextile Mars 3:13 AM, Sun semi-sextile Pluto 9:12 AM, Mercury square Hygeia 11:57 AM, Mars square Pluto 1:51 PM,
Monday, December 7: A strong emotional torque can leave us wiggling our sore tooth or focusing on what hurts and make it worse, which can make it hard to follow through on life’s little details as the Moon conjuncts Venus in Scorpio. Align with the heart and take action from there. Emotions run high early on, by late afternoon we may want to step sideways into our imaginary world but can use this imaginative influx to find a creative solution. Important discussions abound around dinner time, but be careful not to say anything wounding. If the evening brings a gritty sandpapery feeling, kindly leave people alone to their process.
Moon enters Scorpio 4:25 AM, Mercury semi-squares Aries 10:01 AM, Moon conjunct Venus 11:25 AM, Moon trine Neptune 7:40 PM, Mercury square the nodes 7:56 PM.
Tuesday, December 8: biting, to the point, a day for tough negotiations; speak the truth but don’t make the truth anymore unpalatable that it has to be. Watch the barbed wire and barbed tongues, and know when to back away. This is an action oriented day People are ready for a change in direction, so if we can avoid direct confrontation and instead produce introduce our ideas tangentially they are open to good questions and action which actually bring improvement as the Sun trines Uranus. We see the problem in the morning, and look for solutions in the afternoon.
Moon semi-square Mercury 5:24 AM, Moon sextile Pluto 8:48 AM, Moon trine Chiron 3:09 PM, Sun trine Uranus 7:38 PM.
Wednesday, December 9: This morning we can catalog the problems in our life, but need to be careful and not catalog the problems in one another. A moody seriousness is easy to blame on the people around us, but it’s more atmospheric. Afternoon, the Moon enters Sagittarius and shifts the energy, want to feel fresh air or change of scene. Negotiate around the equity of our contributions as Mercury sextiles Juno. Make sure to appreciate contributions that we want to see continue. Control issues rear their head tonight; notice them as a sign of stress.
Sun square Chiron 3:03 AM, Moon semis square Pluto 2:05 PM, Moon enters Sagittarius 3:25 PM, Mercury sextile Juno 6:14 PM, Mercury enters Capricorn 7:34 PM.
Thursday, Dec 10: Mars opposes Uranus under all balsamic Sagittarius Moon and leaves us no patience for things that do not work or are not fair, whether we take this on a political or personal level. We don’t want to study the problem; we want to do something about it. Things that were stuck can become unstuck, debates abound, mechanical difficulties can get explosive, and accidents proliferate. Stay present and pay attention to keep accidents at a minimum and use this freeing energy to prepare, and get things rolling tomorrow under the new Moon. Laugh together often and celebrate what works along the way.
Moon square Neptune 5:05 AM, Moon conjunct Saturn 8:02 AM, Mercury square Vesta 1:00 PM., Mars opposed Uranus 6:30 PM, Venus semi-square Jupiter 8:06 PM, Venus trine Neptune 11:13 PM, Moon sextile Mars 11:13 PM