Today is the 336th day of 2022
19 days until the Winter Solstice
28 days until Mercury Rx (12/29/2022-1/18/2023)
29 days until 2023
Sun is in Sagittarius
Moon is in Aries
Mercury is in Sagittarius
Venus is in Sagittarius
Mars is Rx in Gemini
Jupiter is in Pisces
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is Rx in Taurus
Neptune is Rx in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is Rx in Aries
Ceres is in Virgo
Pallas is Rx in Cancer
Juno is in Pisces
Vesta is in Pisces
North Node is in Taurus
Lilith is in Cancer
Part of Fortune is in Aries
Ascendant is in Sagittarius
Midheaven is in Libra
DAILY ANIMAL SPIRIT
Turtle spirit | Lighten your spiritual load.
Turtle carries his home on his back, and his question to you today is whether your life is weighed down with “things” that serve no purpose. Everyone loves buying stuff, but do you use shopping, spending, and the acquisition of “things” as a substitute for passion, conviction, commitment? It’s worth thinking about, isn’t it?
Turtle prompts you to stay grounded during chaotic scenarios and to pace yourself when navigating challenging circumstances. If you feel a strong bond with this wise creature, or if it has been manifesting in your life lately, pay close attention!
The turtle spirit animal represents an ancient and wise creature that moves steadily through life and takes its time to make decisions. The turtle doesn’t waste its energy on unnecessary worries, pacing slowly on its life journey, enjoying every moment fully grounded in the present. The turtle is very valuable to people that move with hast through their existence, realizing most of the time when it’s too late to delight in the simple pleasures of life. However, don’t get fooled by the hard shell of these animals. Turtles are vulnerable animals that often find shelter in this protective house. After all, turtles reside in the water element which talks about the expression of their profound feelings and vast inner world. But turtles also walk through earth’s realm, representing their ability to stay grounded even in troubled and chaotic times, with determination, and listening to its ancient wisdom. Overall, the turtle is a symbol of strength and perseverance, traits that help us pass every obstacle we find in our path.
Read more about Turtle Spirit here.
DAILY ORACLE CARD
The Fool depicts a youth walking joyfully into the world. He is taking his first steps, and he is exuberant, joyful, excited. He carries nothing with him except a small sack, caring nothing for the possible dangers that lie in his path. Indeed, he is soon to encounter the first of these possible dangers, for if he takes just a step more, he he topple over the cliff that he is reaching. But this doesn’t seem to concern him – we are unsure whether he is just naive or simply unaware. The dog at his heels barks at him in warning, and if he does not become more aware of his surroundings soon, he may never see all the adventures that he dreams of encountering.
The Fool card is numbered 0, which is considered to be a number of infinite potential. Consider him a blank slate, for The Fool has yet to develop a clear personality. He is the symbol of innocence – his journey to come will shape his character yet.
To see the The Fool generally means a beginning of a new journey, one where you will be filled with optimism and freedom from the usual constraints in life. When we meet him, he approaches each day as an adventure, in an almost childish way. He believes that anything can happen in life and there are many opportunities that are lying out there, in the world, waiting to be explored and developed. He leads a simple life, having no worries, and does not seem troubled by the fact that he cannot tell what he will encounter ahead.
He inspires courage, for he understands that every day is a chance to open up new areas in your life, and with that comes a mixture of anticipation, wonder, awe and curiosity.
To meet him in a reading can also be seen as a call to the risk-taking part of your own character. He inspires courage, for he understands that every day is a chance to open up new areas in your life, and with that comes a mixture of anticipation, wonder, awe and curiosity. The Fool is there to show that you can never really tell what lies ahead, and you can only greet it with joy.
DECEMBER 2022 LUNAR CALENDAR
THU DECEMBER 8th: Full Moon in Gemini. Moon in Gemini manifests itself through the need for changes and spontaneity. Safety lies in thinking about your feelings and sharing them with others. You can be more talkative and speak with ease these days. You might have a better ability to keep a cool head, but beware, a cold heart can discourage others. Harmony of thinking and feeling is important.
FRI DECEMBER 16th: Last Quarter Moon in Virgo. Your feeling of safety is now related to order and clarity, even in emotions. You may have the need to organize everything chaotic and disorganized. Try being more tolerant and accepting the imperfections of life. It is better to trust life and let it run its own way, not everything must be according to our expectations.
FRI DECEMBER 23rd: New Moon in Capricorn. You might have a strong need for being useful to society and you look for justification in the outside world. You may underestimate what you want from yourself and for yourself. Shyness may be accompanied by resentment of the fact that others ignore you. Do not seek approval from the outside, it will not help you get rid of your doubt and it is harmful to you. You have to trust your inner values.
THU – FRI DECEMBER 29-30th: First Quarter Moon in Aries. The feeling of uncertainty can make you solve problems faster than is natural. Do not rush as if there was a deadline. Try to slow down so that you can decide what you want to do and proceed at your own comfortable pace.
DECEMBER 2022 ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR
On November 23rd, the New Moon occurred in the sign of Sagittarius, prompting a new beginning. This energy sticks with us in December and awakens the adventurer in us. It prompts a focus on goals that increase our understanding and awareness, give us the courage to expand our horizons, and gain confidence and optimism through a broader perspective. With this potent Sagittarius energy, we discover ways to transcend the details of day-to-day life and nurture our faith, hope, and vision.
On December 3rd, Neptune turns direct after retrograde motion since June 28th. We may begin to face some illusions we’ve held onto, confusing situations become clearer, and our creativity soars, or at least, we are more inclined to apply our creativity in the real world. We have more faith in our own dreams and visions, in others, and in our belief systems. Increasingly, we seek inspiration from external sources.
On December 7th, a Full Moon occurs in the sign of Gemini. This lunation can bring sudden awareness to our lives and a rather urgent “need to know.” We may want to get an important message across, finish a communications project, or make an announcement. Travel and communications are in strong focus. The Moon aligns with retrograde Mars around the time of this Full Moon, and it can be an especially revealing time as it’s likely to pull up unrest, resentment, and buried frustrations. We should watch for too-quick decisions and actions while paying close attention to what illuminates.
On the 20th, Jupiter enters Aries. Jupiter first entered Aries on May 10th, but after turning retrograde on July 28th, it returned to Pisces on October 28th. Now, Jupiter re-enters Aries, where it will stay until May 16th, 2023. This transit encourages us to embrace our enterprising spirit and independence.
With Jupiter in Aries, we make our own opportunities, and we thrive when we take the lead, initiate, inspire others, and demonstrate enthusiasm and courage. Prosperous areas are ones that allow us to head and lead, and to innovate. Faith in ourselves can bring about positive circumstances or good luck.
Faith in our ability to reinvent our lives and to move forward with confidence in spite of challenges we may be leaving behind is strong during this cycle. We believe that “life is what you make it,” and we enjoy competition as it pushes us to do better. Our belief in ourselves brings a spirit of the pioneer. We live in the “now” and quickly seize opportunities. However, we should watch for taking any of these things too far, a me-first attitude that can be insensitive, failing to consider others’ viewpoints and leaving opportunities behind as a result, over-confidence, not learning from past mistakes, and a lack of objectivity.
Chiron turns direct on December 23rd after retrograde motion since July 19th. Emotional truths about matters we’ve been avoiding or confused about begin to emerge now and in the coming weeks. While not always comfortable revelations, they can serve to motivate us to take appropriate action.
Also on December 23rd, the New Moon occurs in the sign of Capricorn, stirring a new beginning. We recognize that having some boundaries and rules in place frees us up to enjoy ourselves as we meet our responsibilities. This lunation offers us the opportunity to set practical, attainable goals and work on developing maturity, self-discipline, and common sense. We’re prompted to consider and prepare for the future.
Jupiter forms a semi-square Uranus on December 23rd. This is the final of three transits, with the other two perfections on May 11th and September 28th. This transit is a minor but longer-term aspect. We can feel a little restless, wanting to grow, improve, and innovate, but we’re not necessarily focused. We could find it difficult to agree with others, or it’s hard to find common ground. We need to be willing to make changes in our lives now, or change will come in perhaps unwanted forms. This is a rebellious, restless influence, and we should avoid random moves. It’s best to tap into areas that may need some attention and improvement. We might open ourselves up to new ways of thinking, but we could also too easily avoid taking responsibility for things that truly matter. While watching for impractical ventures and unusual tangents with weak staying power, we should connect with our desire to innovate.
On December 29th, Mercury turns retrograde in the sign of Capricorn, and it will continue its retrograde journey until January 18th. Some delays or information clogs are possible. With Mercury retrograde in Capricorn for the whole cycle, we may have little tolerance for small talk and tend to express ourselves after much deliberation. Plans may be considered then reconsidered. We are in a good position to reevaluate professional or life path plans and goals. It’s also a fine time to explore what ambition or our reputation means to us.
|Dec 3||7:15 PM||Neptune Direct||Nep 22 Pis 39’D|
|Dec 6||5:08 PM||Mercury enters Capricorn||Mer 0 Cap 00′|
|Dec 7||11:08 PM||Full Moon in Gemini||16 Gemini 02′|
|Dec 9||10:54 PM||Venus enters Capricorn||Ven 0 Cap 00′|
|Dec 16||3:56 AM||Last Quarter Moon||24 Vir 22′|
|Dec 18||6:27 PM||Ceres enters Libra||Cer 0 Lib 00′|
|Dec 20||9:32 AM||Jupiter enters Aries||Jup 0 Ari 00′|
|Dec 21||4:48 PM||Sun enters Capricorn||Sun 0 Cap 00′|
|Dec 23||4:31 AM||Chiron Direct||Chi 11 Ari 56’D|
|Dec 23||5:17 AM||New Moon in Capricorn||1 Capricorn 33′|
|Dec 23||7:42 PM||Jupiter semi-square Uranus||Jup 0 Ari 19′|
Ura 15 Tau 19’Rx
|Dec 26||6:41 AM||True Node semi-sextile Chiron||TNo 11 Tau 56′|
Chi 11 Ari 56′
|Dec 29||4:32 AM||Mercury Retrograde||Mer 24 Cap 21’Rx|
|Dec 29||8:20 PM||First Quarter Moon||8 Ari 18′|
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