FRIDAY, 12/30/2022

ASTROLOGICAL SNAPSHOT

Today is the 364th day of 2022
79 days until the Spring Equinox
Mercury is Rx (12/29/2022-1/18/2023)
1 days until 2023

Sun is in Capricorn
Moon is in Aries
Mercury is Rx in Capricorn
Venus is in Capricorn
Mars is Rx in Gemini
Jupiter is in Aries
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is Rx in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
Ceres is in Libra
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 Virgo
Ascendant is in Capricorn
Midheaven is in Libra


DAILY POWER ANIMAL
Turtle spirit | Let go of things that no longer matter.


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? This animal prompts you to stay grounded during chaotic scenarios and to pace yourself when navigating challenging circumstances.

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 in unnecessary worries, pacing slowly on its life journey, enjoying every moment fully grounded in the present. The turtle animal symbolism 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 the earth 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 found in our path.

The turtle spirit animal holds specific traits and characteristics that you also embody or have not yet developed. Delving deeper into these qualities will lead you to acknowledge them and display them in your day-to-day life.


DAILY ORACLE CARD
XVI | THE TOWER

The Tower represents a change in the most radical and momentous sense. It is for this reason that the card itself visually looks so unnerving. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be truly frightening or ominous. Because at the heart of this card, its message is foundational, groundbreaking change.

The kind of event that the Tower card marks do not have to be something terrible, like a disaster or a great loss.  Change itself is a normal part of life that one has to embrace. But it can sometimes strike fear, for it means that we must abandon the truths that we have known prior to this event. The old ways are no longer useful, and you must find another set of beliefs, values, and processes to take their place.

The old ways are no longer useful, and you must find another set of beliefs, values and processes to take their place.

Be positive, it is time for you to replace the old foundations of the past with something that is more genuine and will serve you better in what is to come.

In terms of work, there is an inevitable argument bound to happen. You need to be in control and keep your temper in check. Avoid saying something that may hurt other people. When it comes to your love life, your romantic relationship may be nearing its end. Take this as a warning – if you really value your relationship, then it is time for you to take damage control or open communication to clear misunderstandings. In your finances, the tower meaning refers to the need to be assured of your transactions.



DECEMBER 2022 LUNAR CALENDAR

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.


JANUARY 2023 LUNAR CALENDAR

1/6/2023 FULL WOLF MOON IN CANCER: Your feeling of safety is now related to your home, family, and similar activities such as cooking and gardening. You may be prone to emotional fluctuations; you should learn to forgive and forget in order to avoid depression from thinking too much about things. Your perception of the world can be very subjective; try to create a certain distance without being bitter. Due to your rich emotional manifestation, you can create a real sense of belonging in the world.

1/14/2023 LAST QUARTER IN LIBRA: You might have a strong need for balance and harmony now. You probably desire to keep things nice rather than venturing into fundamental questions in order not to disturb the peace. You must learn to share your good and bad feelings. Do not be afraid to be who you really are, despite what is expected of you.

1/21/2023 NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN: Your relationship with your emotions might be more complicated because Moon in Aquarius has a strong need for emotional freedom. However, when you are in a group of people, it is easier for you to understand your feelings and free yourself from negative emotions such as fear, anger, and jealousy.

1/28/2023 FIRST QUARTER IN TAURUS: Your safety depends on the need for stability, which is not easy to satisfy now. You have to learn to accept change as part of your life. The basic problem is finding your own self-respect in order to ensure that you do not mistakenly seek it in material things. When you accept yourself for who you are, it will become easier for you to find peace and tranquility in the outside world.


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′

JANUARY 2023 ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR

JAN 02 — VENUS ENTERS AQUARIUS

Use the new year as an excuse to download those dating apps as we’re swiping right for love when Venus enters Aquarius. Over the next three and a half weeks, we are looking to expand our social and emotional networks and find people who we can build a future with.

JAN 04 — VENUS IN AQUARIUS SEXTILE JUPITER IN ARIES

Keep the New Year’s Eve party going today, as we’re all feeling social, charming, and ready to have some more fun. It’s a good day to spend with friends and make some new ones, too.

JAN 05 — SUN IN CAPRICORN TRINE URANUS IN TAURUS

If you haven’t started your New Year’s resolutions yet, now is a great day to begin brainstorming, as you’ll be full of productive energy to take on new challenges.

JAN 06 — FULL MOON IN CANCER

The first full moon of 2023 encourages us to stay home with our loved ones as we deal with domestic issues in private.

JAN 07 — SUN IN CAPRICORN CONJUNCT MERCURY IN CAPRICORN

Your words are your power today as what you choose to say can make or break your reputation. Make sure you think before you speak.

JAN 08 — MERCURY IN CAPRICORN TRINE URANUS IN TAURUS

This stimulating transit can bring us new career or financial opportunities and exciting news. Open your mind to new possibilities today.

JAN 09 — VENUS IN AQUARIUS TRINE MARS IN GEMINI

Go after your dreams today, as this positive aspect can fill you with confidence, charm, and quick wit to achieve anything. Doors can magically open for us today, especially if we know the right people. 

JAN 12 — MARS GOES DIRECT IN GEMINI

After being retrograde since October 30, the warrior planet is finally moving forward again in quick-witted Gemini. Now is the time to officially start our New Year’s resolutions as we get into problem-solving mode and the collective energy finally begins to gain momentum. 

JAN 12 — JUNO ENTERS ARIES

When the asteroid of relationships moves into bold and independent Aries, it may be a fight for authority as we may try to be the dominant partner in our relationships. This transit brings a lot of heat and passion, but can easily burn bridges. 

JAN 13 — SUN IN CAPRICORN SEXTILE NEPTUNE IN PISCES

Our collective intuition gets a major boost during this enlightening aspect. It’s a good day to practice manifestation and trust your gut in business and financial decisions. 

JAN 14 — VENUS IN AQUARIUS SQUARE URANUS IN TAURUS

Not a great day for romance as we’re all a little anxious during this nervous transit. It’s easy to get into arguments where there is no clear winner. 

JAN 18 — MERCURY GOES DIRECT IN CAPRICORN

2023 may have started on a difficult note, but we’re finally gaining clarity as Mercury goes forward in determined Capricorn. Now is a great time to develop a game plan on how to achieve your dreams and get your resume out there. 

JAN 18 — SUN IN CAPRICORN CONJUNCT PLUTO IN CAPRICORN

A good day for making power moves as we will feel like “the boss” today. Take on leadership roles that will help us achieve our goals, just don’t let any power trips go to your head before you officially take the crown.

JAN 20 — SUN ENTERS AQUARIUS

After four weeks of focusing on our reputation and our public image, we’re now following the beat of our own drum when the sun shines in Aquarius. Over the next month, our energy will be innovative and friendly, but also a little unpredictable.

JAN 21 — NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS

The first new moon of 2023 is pushing everyone out of their comfort zone as we explore new horizons with confidence and passion. Don’t be afraid to be daring—especially in love.

JAN 22 — URANUS GOES DIRECT IN TAURUS

The lunar new year gets exciting this year with Uranus going direct in stubborn Taurus. Old ways clash with new ideas but there’s not going back. Forward is the only option now.  

JAN 24 — SUN IN AQUARIUS SEXTILE JUPITER IN ARIES

This optimistic aspect gives a day of windfalls as what we are working towards suddenly becomes easier. This is a great day to start new projects, expand your social circle, or take a risk. It can all work out today.

JAN 26 — VENUS ENTERS PISCES

Love is in the cold January air as starry-eyed Pisces can unfreeze our hearts with some sweet romance. Put on the rose-colored glasses and fall in love during this romantic period, but don’t forget to look before you leap into any major relationship. 

JAN 29 — SUN IN AQUARIUS TRINE MARS IN GEMINI

A very social aspect, just when you’re ready to have some fun! Don’t stay home, but don’t make any firm plans either. You’ll be much luckier if you just go with the flow of positive energy.

JAN 29 — MERCURY IN CAPRICORN TRINE URANUS IN TAURUS

Back again, this exciting transit can help us bring fresh ideas into our finances, our careers, and even how we use technology. Don’t be afraid to try something new.

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