SATURDAY, 12/10/2022


Today is the 344th day of 2022
11 days until the Winter Solstice
20 days until Mercury Rx (12/29/2022-1/18/2023)
21 days until 2023

Sun is in Sagittarius
Moon is in Cancer
Mercury is in Capricorn
Venus is in Capricorn
Mars is Rx in Gemini
Jupiter is in Pisces
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is Rx in Taurus
Neptune is n 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 Rx in Taurus
Lilith is in Leo
Part of Fortune is in Cancer
Ascendant is in Sagittarius
Midheaven is in Libra

Crane spirit | Be receptive to good tidings.

Cranes have been revered for centuries in many Oriental cultures, symbolizing good fortune and long life. If Crane has flown into your reading today, he brings a message of good tidings. Be prepared for something special today—emotional balance, good health, a spiritual “ah-ha!”, or simply pure joy.

The Crane Spirit overflows with affirmative symbolism including keen-mindedness, luck, joy, motherly love, happy marriages, integrity, and balance. Because Cranes walk, swim, and fly in nature, they also have associations with the Earth, Water, and Air Elements. As a prehistoric creature and the oldest living bird on the planet, Crane has had a long time to build these wonderful energetic signatures.

Cranes have iconic imagery as standing on one leg in shallow water. It’s as if they are about to dance with the poise of a seasoned ballerina. The ancients did not overlook such grace and beauty. In Rome, the Crane was a symbol of the Mother Goddess, Demeter, for example. Romans regarded Crane as a symbol of endurance and renewal. People used found Crane wings as a talisman, aiding weary travelers when the road became long and difficult.

Folklore claims Mercury created the alphabet after watching Cranes in flight. Mercury was the Roman God of commerce, messages, divination, travel, and good luck. Crane crests appear on Roman battle helmets and shields, invoking deadly accuracy and victory.

Greek stories depict a lawful side of Crane. They tell of a thief followed relentlessly by Crane. Upon catching the thief, he attacked him until he confessed his crime. So, Greeks see Crane as an omen of warning, particularly about our ethics and behavior.

A 12th-century Bestiary portrays Crane as a sentinel, watching over people and protecting them from evil. Christianity depicts Crane as an enemy of Satan, and a powerful force for good. And then there is Aesop’s fables describing Crane as a wise teacher and problem-solver.

In looking at Cranes in nature we find a bird with several very large varieties in the family tree, some up to six feet tall. They have long legs and long necks giving them a good view of the landscape. They fly with an outstretched neck reaching up to 45 miles an hour; in this, Crane embodies not only perspective but swift movement when necessary.

Cranes have a distinct means of communication. Each species of Crane has distinct tones and volumes. They add body language into this system for greater specificity. Crane Medicine means learning how to use your voice effectively, particularly in speaking within your circle or tribe.

Crane is also the Master of Sacred Dance and fidelity. Throughout Crane communities, young and old alike have elaborate dances, some of which happen just for the fun of it. Some dances help little colts in their social skills while advancing their physical aptitude. Once a few Cranes prance, everyone joins in. Certain sambas have a role in mating rituals where the Crane seeks out a partner with whom they remain bonded for a lifetime. Both parents go on to rear their young together.

There are a wide variety of Cranes in the world, each one of which we can consider for slight variations in Crane Spirit meanings. The White Crane, for example, represents purity and faithfulness. The Blue Crane illustrates peace and mindfulness. Grey-Crowned Cranes in Uganda hold the position of bearing quintessential elegance and a Red-Crowned Crane exudes love, energy, and passion.

When the Crane Spirit enters your life, it offers you time for reflection. Crane asks, how can you use your life experience as a support for current circumstances? Additionally, Crane Spirit Animal warns against revealing too much of yourself or your plans right now. It is time to trust in your own inner guidance.

Crane Spirit Animal often arrives bearing good news. Success is on the horizon, along with well-earned respect. Why does the Crane arrive now? As a reminder using your blessings with wisdom and finesse.

A common message from Crane Spirit Animal focuses on balance and clarity. How much time do you devote to your spiritual life, your home, work, and your family? These things can sometimes feel overwhelming all on one platter, but if you approach them from Crane’s perspective, understanding grows. You have a way of managing; this will be an “Ah-Ha!” moment.

If you are moving into a teaching or mentoring situation, Crane comes as a support system. Crane Spirit Animal reminds us of our inherent knowledge. You can pass those treasures on to others, facilitating their progress and empowering their dreams. Crane energy also provides ways of communicating information in a clear manner (i.e. the recipient actively hears what you say and integrates it).


The Seven of Pentacles shows a young man who seems to be taking a break from his hard labor to admire the fruit and blossoms in his garden. He rests on his shovel as he is admiring the seven pentacles hanging from the lush green vegetation. The way that he is laying his head over hands seems to suggest a kind of fatigue – he has worked hard to make sure that this year’s crop is a good one. Because he is focused on long term goals, he cannot touch his harvest right now, and only reserves one of the pentacles for himself, choosing to invest the others. With his efforts, he hopes to grow his crop for the long term. 

The meaning of the Seven of Pentacles relates to investment and effort. It follows the Six of Pentacles which refers to the end of financial or material hardship. If you have been putting in time and effort in your work, it signifies that your efforts are paying off and they are going to pay off in the future as well.

If you are looking to invest, the Seven of Pentacles suggests that you are ready to put in a lot of effort, time and work into whatever you want to achieve. It reaffirms you of your long-term vision and helps to show that you are not confined to seeing results in the short term only. It shows how much you value the investment because of the effort that you are willing to put in.

It reaffirms you of your long-term vision and helps to show that you are not confined to seeing results in the short term only.

The Seven of Pentacles is also related to fear of failure. You do not know whether you are going to reap fruit from your hard work. It could also signify frustration when there is a delay. You may have been putting a lot of effort into your projects, but it does not seem to bear any fruit right now. The good thing is that it means that you are learning from your failures and mistakes. It may initially not seem like it, but mistakes allow you to look into how to better invest your time to get the most out of your future ventures.


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.


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.

DateTime (ET)EventPosition
Dec  37:15 PMNeptune DirectNep 22 Pis 39’D
Dec  65:08 PMMercury enters CapricornMer 0 Cap 00′
Dec 711:08 PMFull Moon in Gemini16 Gemini 02′
Dec  910:54 PMVenus enters CapricornVen 0 Cap 00′
Dec 163:56 AMLast Quarter Moon24 Vir 22′
Dec 186:27 PMCeres enters LibraCer 0 Lib 00′
Dec 209:32 AMJupiter enters AriesJup 0 Ari 00′
Dec 214:48 PMSun enters CapricornSun 0 Cap 00′
Dec 234:31 AMChiron DirectChi 11 Ari 56’D
Dec 235:17 AMNew Moon in Capricorn1 Capricorn 33′
Dec 237:42 PMJupiter semi-square UranusJup 0 Ari 19′
Ura 15 Tau 19’Rx
Dec 266:41 AMTrue Node semi-sextile ChironTNo 11 Tau 56′
Chi 11 Ari 56′
Dec 294:32 AMMercury RetrogradeMer 24 Cap 21’Rx
Dec 298:20 PMFirst Quarter Moon8 Ari 18′