WEDNESDAY, 12/14/2022


ASTROLOGICAL SNAPSHOT

Today is the 348th day of 2022
7 days until the Winter Solstice
16 days until Mercury Rx (12/29/2022-1/18/2023)
17 days until 2023

Sun is in Sagittarius
Moon is in Virgo
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 Virgo
Ascendant is in Sagittarius
Midheaven is in Libra


DAILY ANIMAL SPIRIT
Armadillo spirit | Honor your personal space.

You’ll never get too close to Armadillo as his hard shell will keep you at arm’s length! And, if this roly-poly fellow is in your reading, he’s asking YOU to examine the areas where you need a hard shell—boundaries! Do you “do” for everyone but never “do” for yourself? Or, are you being TOO sensitive, protecting yourself even when danger isn’t present?

The armadillo is known for its thick armor, so it’s encouraging you to define your boundaries and honor your personal space.

Armadillos symbolize that, to experience life to the fullest, you need to protect your body and keep it safe from harm. So if you are about to participate in a risky activity, take the necessary precautions to ensure you enjoy it properly. The armadillo’s armor has another symbolism: claiming your territory and creating proper boundaries for yourself. If you have trouble saying no or dealing with an invasive person, the armadillo will help you put your foot down and say enough it’s enough. Armadillo’s spirit animal also symbolizes paying attention to your instincts. An optimistic spirit is always encouraging, but following your instincts when something feels off will spare you a lot of trouble. If you have an ambitious goal in mind, don’t cut corners to get there faster. Plan everything carefully and foresee all the possible problems you may encounter along the way. You know what they say! Better to be late than never arrive at all. The armadillo is a digger that speaks of this animal’s curious and restless nature, who always goes to the root of its problems and finds creative solutions. Thanks to its inquisitive spirit, it makes the most of its opportunities and discovers new things about itself, regardless of its age. Another important armadillo’s symbolism reminds you to believe in yourself. Every time we step onto a new path, there will always be some risks and potential hazards, but that doesn’t mean we should hide and not face the world. The armadillo reminds you that you have enough protection to overcome any obstacle. Believe in yourself and move forward regardless of your insecurities.

Armadillos are small but very cautious animals. They have thick armor to protect themselves from their enemies and set clear boundaries between their territory and the outside world. Instead of attacking, they shield themselves by turning into balls that no predator can penetrate. They are friendly and outgoing but are also clear about their likes and dislikes. They have no problem refusing an unwanted invitation, regardless of whether or not the other person might feel bad about it. Armadillos know that to have a more rewarding life, they must stop wasting time pleasing others and focus on their core desires. Sometimes this makes them come across as selfish or arrogant, but these animals are sincere and would rather appear rude than sacrifice their well-being. However, this attitude often makes them detached from other people’s concerns or causes them to miss important events happening in the outside world.


DAILY ORACLE CARD
II | 2 OF CUPS

This card shows an image of a man and a woman that are exchanging their cups in a ceremony. There is the symbol of Hermes’ caduceus in between which is often related to negotiation, trade, cosmic energy, protection, proper conduct, and duality. The Two of Cups refers to something quite positive, for it is one of the most auspicious cards in the tarot for relationships, whether romantic, business or otherwise. It suggests a new partnership is in the works, and it will be created with balance, respect, and honor. Above the caduceus is a chimera, which symbolizes fire and passion also governs this partnership.

To see the Two of Cups is an indication of a partnership that is built on the union of forces, a strong connection and a balanced and equal partnership. The exchange of cups suggest that each party’s emotions are intertwined with the other’s, and each participant’s feelings have profound affects on the other. A strong pair is indicated here, the joy of two becoming one.

A strong pair is indicated here, the joy of two becoming one.

When it comes to work, you may notice that the people around you will start to appreciate you more. There is a mutual respect here, meaning you will also be more comfortable in your workplace. If you are looking for new job opportunities, this card may be a good sign. In terms of love, the card represents commitment, a balanced relationship, and love. But this does not simply mean that you will no longer need to nurture your love to make it last. The card only signifies that true love and affection is present.

In your finances, the Two of Cups is associated with fairness and balance. This means that you are currently financially capable and you have the right amount of money to deal with your obligations. In relation with your health, people who are currently facing some health issues need to look for a practitioner that they will be comfortable working with and whom they can trust. In spirituality, it is a call for you to be more endearing and loving towards the others. You are receiving positive energy from the universe, and you need to share that energy.



DECEMBER 2022 LUNAR CALENDAR

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 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′
semi-square 
Ura 15 Tau 19’Rx
Dec 266:41 AMTrue Node semi-sextile ChironTNo 11 Tau 56′
semi-sextile
Chi 11 Ari 56′
Dec 294:32 AMMercury RetrogradeMer 24 Cap 21’Rx
Dec 298:20 PMFirst Quarter Moon8 Ari 18′

BOOKMARK THIS SITE TO GET YOUR DAILY COLLECTIVE ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW. YOU CAN ALSO SIGN UP TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS BY EMAIL WHENEVER A NEW FORECAST OR ENGAGING ARTICLE IS POSTED.