Deer Moon Astrology, 12/31/2020

The Moon is briefly void-of-course this morning, from 5:44 AM PST until 10:57 AM PST. With the Moon’s arrival in Leo, ego challenges and difficulties integrating feelings and emotions into our intellectual pursuits demand our attention. Awareness is expanded but detachment feels extremely uncomfortable within the context of emotional vulnerability. Nonetheless, there is extraordinary room for growth through the process and there is the potential to develop long-lasting and important new capabilities when we face our vulnerabilities squarely. Invention and innovation may be promising but will be undercut by sensitivity and untended emotions. Blending intellect with emotion is something like the Holy Grail of today’s challenge.

While we are traversing the dream realms, the moon forms an opposition to Pluto, which could create some emotional dreams. Give yourself extra time to regroup this morning if you had some difficult encounters while in sleep mode.

Mars throws some difficult energy into the situation as well, forming a T-square with the moon and Pluto. We may experience some fear or trepidation as we move toward the new year, which could leave us feeling uninspired and physically exhausted. After a trying 2020, you may not feel optimistic about the upcoming year, and faking it won’t come easy right now. Give yourself permission to feel whatever emotions you’re experiencing now, but don’t forget to look for joy and acknowledge the blessings around you.

As we head into afternoon, the moon changes signs into Leo, giving us the opportunity to shake off any excess emotions we’ve been holding onto. It’s okay to remove yourself from your feelings a bit in favor of focusing on yourself and the upcoming year.

Unfortunately, difficult aspects to Saturn and Jupiter could create some internal frustration as we inch closer to the new year. There could be some anger in the air due to the fact that there are so many aspects of our lives and the world that are beyond our control right now.

Take a time-out if you need to, and remember that it’s fine to not celebrate if you’re not feeling up to it. Things will get better and easier in 2021, but it’s okay to be unhappy with the situation as it stands right now. Hold on to the people who make you feel good right now, and find comfort with your loved ones and within yourself. Happy New Year!


Today is the last day of 2020
31 days until Mercury retrograde
79 days until spring equinox

Sun is in Capricorn
Moon is in Cancer
Mercury is in Capricorn
Venus is in Sagittarius
Mars is in Aries
Jupiter is in Aquarius
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is retrograde in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries

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