MONDAY DEC 9.
We begin this week with the Moon in Taurus, forming an intense, catalyzing opposition to Mars in Scorpio, and super pleasant trines to Venus, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn, with a sextile to Neptune thrown in for good measure. All while Mercury moves out of secretive Scorpio and into open, curious, and adventurous Sagittarius. This week can see an emphasis on communications and expansion. As we build up to a full moon on Thursday the 12th in talkative Gemini, this can see a less cagey atmosphere beginning to emerge. Venus in Capricorn conjunct Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto can see some rather intensely focused energies, but there is a coy shyness and reserve about this stellium that can come across as much more cool or aloof than is actually the case. There is a lot of self restraint going on with such an emphasis on this Saturn ruled sign. Cap is pretty god damned shy, and Venus in Cap can be a master at poker face. With Pluto involved, there’s a lot of intense shit going on behind many of the veneers of stoicism you may observe in people, and for some, much of it actually involves trying to contain, stuff down, and reign in some unusually pleasant, excited, inspired, or elated feelings. Saturn/Cap can have an automatic suspicion of joy and anything that feels good, -and actually prefers to err on the side of caution-expecting the absolute worst, making peace with the potential of entropy, decay, disappointment, while still being open to the potentiality of being pleasantly surprised, (as opposed to expecting a fairy tale dream come true, only to be sorely disillusioned). Other people may be processing some heavy changes that have them feeling overwhelmed or even a bit sad, but with so many positive aspects in play here, support is bound to be available to anyone struggling, it’s all just a matter of asking the right people. Mercury in Sagittarius is going to try to just break the ice for everybody, because Jupiter now in Cap in opposition to Chiron in Aries on top of it all has some people feeling secretly, well,.. pretty fucking vulnerable actually, possibly intimidated about facing some pretty major transformations/endings/and/or beginnings in their lives. This Mercury transit will help to fortify courage to explore new territory, open lines of communication, expand reference points, increase optimism, and fuel a desire to learn, grow, expand, and step out of our comfort zones mentally or otherwise. A positive link to Chiron suggests this transit will see some really healing and beneficial communications and learning experiences transpire. This can see a lot of truths emerge as well. This is all some extremely potent stuff. As John Henry Newman put it, “Growth is the only evidence of life.”
TUESDAY DEC 10.
The Moon shifts into busy and talkative Gemini this morning, opposing Mercury in Sagittarius. This can see people wanting to speak their minds, reach out, exchange thoughts, ideas, information, or kickstart any stalemated or shelved communications. These things won't happen instantly, there's a lot of inhibition, blockages, and delicacy as of yet, and fears or anxieties to work through. Mercury’s long and sordid journey through Scorpio combined with finishing that ride alongside a stoic, buttoned down, but (secretly) super intense stellium in a cardinal earth sign, saw a lot of people experiencing and examining some powerfully persistent carnal drives, desires, urges, pulls, and compulsions, and making peace with and befriending their personal demons. This has been an extremely private, highly personal process that has brought everyone to a deeper place of authenticity and integrity within themselves, and has required a fierce, no bullshit determination to eliminate whatever or whoever isn’t serving that bottom line. Kind of ruthless and matter of fact energy this was, but the path to 'Tegrity(TM) hasn't been an easy or uncomplicated one for many people. The bottom line is anything and/or anyone that fuels our passion to more fully self actualize. These recent configurations saw some tough decisions for a lot of people, and it's created a weird, cagey, strategic, atmosphere that could take a bit to thaw out completely as people gain strength, confidence, mitigate damages, and absolve themselves of guilt, shame, low self regard, insecurity, or a need to be a martyr in order to feel deserving of even just existing inside a body. It's simply time to begin to release all the shitty, stagnant feelings that restrict joy, life, growth, passion, personal empowerment,and the flow of abundance that is due to flow to and through you once all these fears and vibrational blockages are removed. Mercury has moved on into a more lighthearted sign, we can focus more on coming into energetic alignment with the light at the end of the tunnel, and the possibilities now open to us. Opening up lines of communication, diffusing things with humor, breaking ice, making wise cracks, or simply just “telling it like it is”, or getting some shit off of our leadened, weighted, and (seemingly) bullet proof fucking chests can make this transit a welcome relief. Sure, things are still up in the air, but it’s easier to see how this could actually be really fun, and even a valuable opportunity for growth, learning, and personal empowerment. Personal empowerment is, in fact, the only antidote to any of the unknowns that may have us feeling uneasy, uncertain, anxious, or under confident about our new reality. We can’t backtrack now or go back to the way things were, but we can build a cool pirate ship and hoist a flag about it and float on top of it, taking in the new view. Today can see banter or back and forth, and some revelatory, healing, and illuminating communications can go down, or we can learn something that shifts our perception around something or shakes things up in a potentially positive way. It can also be an extremely busy time, with a lot of multitasking, and much self restraint. This lunation will surely be felt directly in the nervous system, kind of like mushrooms. Consider it a download.
WEDNSDAY DEC 11.
Today’s major aspects are the Moon in Gemini opposing the Sun in Sagittarius and squaring up to Neptune. We could be in a bit of a dreamy tailspin with everything we’re taking in right now, and this could have everyone feeling a bit loopy. This is kind of math that has you holding your car keys in your hands while simultaneously searching for wherever the fuck you actually put your car keys. It’s a bit dazed and confused and there’s a lot of communications and errands and a busy vibe, and just overall a whole lot of changes to take in, assimilate, digest, and prepare for, and it can feel like a lot is happening all at once, which can make it harder to focus. But there’s definitely a lot of inspiration and it certainly isn’t boring. Venus linked up to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn can still see people working through some peevishness, inhibition, shyness, caution, and reserve, in spite of the strengthened emphasis on open, honest communication, inquisitiveness, and the increase in courage and bravery. Mars link up to Neptune can make us very aware of the power driving us, and extremely compassionate and even delicate with how we weild it. It's like a predator with a conscience. We may not want to do any wrong, and combined with a Gemini lunation this can see some fence sitting, and an increased awareness of subtly, and the need for non attachment, sacrifice, release of control to the divine. However, curiosity is certainly piquing, which can see people setting some reservations aside in order to engage more with others, out of sheer wonderment, awe, mystery, confusion, or bemusement. Like a couple of Hobbits not being able to help but look directly into the ring in order to attempt to simply understand it better. Sagittarius is just curious like that. Enjoy and embrace this most bogus learning journey my dudes. Don’t be scared of the ring of power. Understand it. Befriend it. Wear it around the house.It is The Precious for a reason.
THURSDAY DEC 12.
Today see’s the Full Moon culminate in Gemini, opposing the Sun in Sagittarius, Jupiter in early Capricorn, and squaring up to Chiron. This could be a very busy time, with a lot of running around, errands, and communications to attend to. It could see a lot of nervous energy, and perhaps something has us feeling a tad vulnerable, exposed, out on a limb, or simply just overwhelmed and a bit under confident around our ability to adapt to the changes coming down the pike. Mars trine to Neptune see’s us deeply idealistic about whatever is driving us right now, and we’re definitely far from indifferent. Mars in Scorpio is extremely passionate and even obsessive about achieving it’s desire, and it’s contact to Neptune has our ideals around whatever this is highly activated and involved, in spite of what all the stoic stack up of planets in Capricorn would care to reveal. That’s just a poker face. Game face. Cap is extremely economical with it’s energy, and this stellium isn’t fucking around or down to waste time, energy, words, resources, -or faith- on fruitless pursuits or interactions that lead nowhere. Nonetheless, these maths call us to reconcile our own uncompromising wills with a lack of any guarantees that certain desires or ideals will even be realized. This Cap stellium is so fierce, determined, and obsessively single minded though, that I actually don’t think it’s even going to give one single fuck about potentially taking an L -in the name of ’Tegrity(TM). This is a one track mind, slow moving, high powered freight train of a stellium. It’s powerful AF, so be mindful of wherever you’re pointing this thing. Neptune's contact to Mars softens the Scorpionic severity and has added a great deal of mindfulness and compassion. It's kind of like Edward Scissorhands. He knows one wrong move could permanently maim someone, so he's very careful and gentle in his movements to avoid unnecessary casualties. Around 4 PM PST, the Moon shifts into comfort seeking Cancer, where it forms a sextile to Uranus in Taurus, and a square to Chiron. We could definitely feel like we have taken some steps out of our comfort zones, and it’s weird, exciting, liberating, but also a bit…vulnerable. Has Pandoras box been opened? What’s been said, seen, heard, and done can’t be unsaid, unseen, unheard, or undone. And here we are. Is it awkward? Possibly. Are we bored? Fuck no. If anything, we could be a weird mixture of overexcited, overstimulated, shook, maybe a bit freaked out, nervous, anxious, potentially confronting some insecurities, -but nothing that can’t be handled. Saturn forms a sextile to Mars, which suggests some kind of bossing up and doubling down on fulfilling our desires and making the shit we want to see happen, happen. So, resilience and determination is increased in direct proportion to any weakness or vulnerability we may feel. This is some fierce determination to see something through, and a push for major transformations is definitely picking up momentum. The driving force in all of this? Instinct. Root and sacral chakra energies. Pure, undeniable, extremely compelling animal instincts. “The Precious”. Whatever that means to you. Let’s just drop it like it’s awkward and be honest about the fact that absolutely everyone is fucking obsessed about something right now. Mercury in Sagittarius may have lightened things up and is airing things out, but we're still being motivated by a curious mixture of animal instinct and what's felt like..some kind of paranormal activity/divine interception.
FRIDAY DEC 13.
Hey now..it’s Friday the 13th. Of course it is. Why wouldn’t it be? If this mathscape wasn’t occult, esoteric and arcane enough for you, …well, here you go, freaks. Today see’s the Moon in Cancer trine both Mars and Neptune, while opposing Saturn, Venus, and intense, heavy breathing Pluto all in Capricorn. The first lunar opposition in the early hours is to Jupiter in Cap. This simultaneously magnifies the feelings, along with the desire (or necessity?) to put up a stoic front and act like we don’t even have them. “Play it cool man. Game face. Game face.” If I could have translated Alpha Male Strategies rubbing his big ass hands together in all his intros into type format, *right here*, I would do that for you guys. Anyways, these maths could see some intense, inspiring, difficult, confusing,highly idealistic feelings, ESP experiences, and tenacious drives, in the face of considerable obstacles, challenges, blockages, or things just requiring a whole lot of patience, diligence, work, sacrifice, another extra helping of patience, with some unwavering faith and masterfully applied *non attachment* thrown in.( It's worth noting that boners lasting longer than 4 hrs require medical attention.) This whole non attachment thing might be pretty hard for some folk, Mars in Scorpio is very all or nothing and it wants what it fucking wants. It’s like..an army of Golems. Looking at this math though, I mean, this shit is dedicated to getting what it wants, no matter what resistance it’s up against, but also faces the potential of simultaneously confronting significant feelings of loss. Doors closing and opening simultaneously. With the Moon in Cancer, this heightens the feels, and increases the instinctual drives quite a bit. Any resistance or challenge is only likely to strengthen and intensify feelings. This includes anything we are denying within ourselves. This day could also see us somewhat more emotionally inhibited, even if we’re very much “in our feels”. The Saturn contacts with the Moon, Venus, and Pluto suggests we could be holding quite a lot back, and keeping much of our feelings, plans, happenings, etc to ourselves, or only letting certain select confidants in on the true magnitude of whatever we’re feeling, hoping for, fearing, desiring, or experiencing. It’s all very discreet math, even with Mercury in oversharing Sagittarius. The Cancer lunation could also see people preoccupied with security. “Is it safe? Are they safe? Is this safe?” The Cap stellium responds with “Idk man, but it’s time to boss up boo, because we’re going onward, regardless, so you’re just gonna have to ride or die, because I’m not backing up the train or turning around. You can’t turn around a fucking train.” There’s a low key confidence and assertiveness to this math that lends courage, willpower, fierceness, and emotional resilience, even if we face some challenges via circumstances or other people. There’s also a healthy dose of sensitivity, compassion and empathy present, and neither of these tendencies show signs of flailing wildly in the direction of either sociopathy/antipathy, or auto accommodation/self erasure/echosim. I do not fail to appreciate this apparent mathematical elegance. That doesn't mean it's easy. But Mercury in Sagittarius points to the horizons ahead, and encourages emphasizing silver linings, optimism, freedom, and inspiration. Positivity as a survival mechanism. So it pays to try to find the humor in events, because in many ways this is necessary for growth. People may need more time to themselves in order to sort through feelings and adjust to this tsunami of transformation.
SATURDAY DEC 14.
This morning begins on a somewhat comfort seeking, tension avoiding vibe, with the lingering aspects of the Cancer lunation no longer so supported by Mars and Neptune, but nonetheless, optimism and confidence is building, even though we sense there are more shake ups, surprises, or acts of liberation, unorthodoxy, or rebellion on the way. Saturday evening, things liven up considerably as the Moon shifts into gregarious, fun seeking, and showy Leo around 8 PM PST. Here, the Moon squares Uranus in Taurus, and trines Mercury in Sagittarius and Chiron in Aries, suggesting that perhaps we are caught off guard or by surprise, -but not in an unpleasant way. We could receive an out of the blue communication or invite that shakes things up a bit, and increases our courage and confidence somehow. Maybe it’s an unexpected but pleasant surprise. With Mercury in Sagittarius, it could be a long distance communication or a friend from out of town blows through. Could be anything. Except boring. If you’re around the wrong type of people a Leo lunation with hard aspects can potentiate over dramatics, jealousy, competition, or over the top (negative) theatrics, but this math looks fun, lighthearted, and rather difficult to fuck up. Whatever is going on this eve can have people in optimistic and playful spirits, perhaps riding on waves of good news or positive feedback. There’s a whole lot of creativity, unconventionality, innovation, spontaneity, and joyful noise in this math. Healing even. New alliances are being formed that have long term implications written all over them. Praise the LAWD. It’s fresh AF.
SUNDAY DEC 15.
Today begins on the heels of yesterday evening’s surprise “zang platter”. Only today throws in a lunar square to Mars that grows stronger as this evening wears on. It’s nothing too serious, could actually feel exciting, but could see some subtle undercurrents of irritability, agitation, frustration, restlessness, or worst case scenario, envy, drama, jealousy, ego battles, or negative attention seeking. It’s got a somewhat feisty flavor to it that would best be thrown into a battle of the bands, sports.. or like a dance off or something like that. Positively, it creates a lot of energy to burn, and could see people really focused on adding more fun and excitement into their lives. It's possible something or someone could have our passion and enthusiasm levels aroused and it could produce some interesting creative results or breakthroughs, or just some good times, fresh energy and enthusiasm. This could produce a subtly competitive or "pent up" atmosphere, but creativity (or some kinda sport/exercise) is a super positive channel to funnel any frustrated or restless drives into. It could be hard to focus on work, as we could really want to enjoy ourselves right now. On the less positive side, do try to avoid petty ego conflicts or taking out frustrations on others. Regardless, this math could see people wanting to enhance themselves or their skillsets, to either achieve some personal best, some goal, or pick up a new (or old, shelved) hobby, or enjoy sports, fun, entertainment, or creative outlets. Maybe there's a desire to impress ourselves, or someone in particular. It’s kind of adorable math really. Maybe today would be a good day to just all around be less stingy with praise, encouragement, and (sincere) compliments, as it’s possible that some people are feeling pretty sensitive to rejection, ignored, overlooked, not good enough, or simply unacknowledged. Of course, everyone (ideally) *should* be self validating and *internally* fortifying their own egos and self worth, but we're all human man, it never hurts to encourage others or show some love, as long as we stop short of insincerity or deliberately misleading others with flowery bullshit. Either way, these maths, and the maths to follow, can see everyone wanting to level up, grow, and improve upon themselves, their skills, assets, and positive attributes, -driven by some intense, primitive instincts and desires, and some major inner and outer transformations. People are eager and excited to learn, sensitive to feedback (or the lack thereof), and are yearning to graduate to new levels of self actualization, joy, awesomeness, and fulfillment. Let’s all try to encourage each other in a mutual admiration society, and as Rufus says, “Be excellent to each other.” Alrighty. Deuces! I’m clocking out.
Thanks for reading! Stay curious my friends, I’ll see y’all next Monday.