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Welcome December 2017 

"I heard a bird sing 
In the dark of December 
A magical thing 
And sweet to remember. 
We are nearer to Spring 
Than we were in September,' 
I heard a bird sing 
In the dark of December." 
Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing
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December's Message from the Universe 

The Spirit of Giving


Father Yule, Saint Nick, matter the name we choose to call him his message is the same...gratitude and generosity. Its something we should practice every day to the best of our ability. Sadly, many forget this until the holidays come around to remind us. 

Father Yule’s message is, the more you give, the more you will receive. The act of giving, whether it is time, money, assistance, or goods, helps you to know just how much you have, and leads to a feeling of abundance that automatically attracts greater prosperity in your life. Contribute with joy and be totally detached from the outcome of your offering. Father Yule reminds you of the happiness that you receive when you give to others from the spirit of love. Allow yourself to be surprised at how the universe gives back to you! 


Celtic Tree Month December 2017 
November 25th thru December 23rd begins the Celtic Tree Month of Ruis (Elder) - The elder tree is a tree of modest size, but considerable magical and spiritual qualities. It is the tree of death and of life, and is connected with the supernatural and the spirits of the dead. The elder’s energies offer potential for psychic ability, prophecy, and for seeing beyond surface appearances. "She Who Takes Back." The time of death and rebirth, of repose, peace and the return of the light. It begins at the darkest time of the year, and ends when the Sun returns. 

Elder tree characters evolve gradually during their lifetimes. Initially in their youth they are inclined to waste much time and energy on worthless ventures or projects. They are often fortunate or benefit from inheritances which encourage extravagant tastes or indulgences. They have a basic restlessness or an insatiable curiosity that draws them into the study of profound subjects, and they are inclined to travel great distances in order to further their knowledge. 

People born during the first two weeks come under the new moon phase of the sign and they are more outspoken and impulsive. They are, however, extremely persuasive orators who will constantly challenge injustices or what they see as corrupt powers. 
Astro - Days to watch for your sign -  December 2017 

Rewarding Days: 26, 27 
Challenging Days: 11, 12, 13 

Rewarding Days: 1, 2, 28, 29 
Challenging Days:  14, 15 

Rewarding Days:  3, 4, 30, 31 
Challenging Days: 16, 17, 18 

Rewarding Days: 5, 6 
Challenging Days: 19, 20 

Rewarding Days: 7, 8 
Challenging Days: 21, 22, 23 

Rewarding Days: 9, 10 
Challenging Days: 24, 25 

Rewarding Days: 11, 12, 13 
Challenging Days: 26, 27 

Rewarding Days: 14, 15 
Challenging Days: 1, 2, 28, 29 

Rewarding Days: 16, 17, 18  
Challenging Days: 3, 4, 30, 31 

Rewarding Days: 19, 20 
Challenging Days: 5, 6 

Rewarding Days: 21, 22, 23 
Challenging Days: 7, 8

Rewarding Days: 24, 25  
Challenging Days: 9, 10 
Void of Course Moon Schedule for December 2017 

It is said that when the Moon is void of a course it can cause delays, false starts and unexpected hassles. When the Moon is void of course it means that it is in the process of moving between two signs and is not quite sure how it feels yet. And since the Moon rules our emotions, we don't know how we feel either! The effects can last from a few seconds to a day or two. Energy can feel off balance and this is not a good time for making major decisions, signing contracts, or doing anything based on emotional decisions because our perceptions are a bit out of whack. The Void Moon begins at 27 degrees in one sign and ends at 3 degrees in the next sign.  Times given are for GMT.
Date Void Begins Date Void Ends
December 2nd 01:53 December 2nd 21:21 Gemini
December 4th 19:13 December 4th 20:37 Cancer 
December 6th 17:56 December 6th 20:37 Leo 
December 8th 22:40 December 8th 23:09 Virgo 
December 11th 03:02 December 11th 05:01 Libra 
December 13th 12:27   December 13th 13:59 Scorpio
December 15th 01:42 December 16th 01:07 Sagittarius 
December 18th 13:10 December 18th 13:33 Capricorn 
December 20th 15:37 December 21st 02:29 Aquarius 
December 23rd 10:13 December 23rd 14:42 Pisces 
December 25th 02:48 December 26th 00:27 Aries 
December 27th 20:57 December 28th 06:23 Taurus
December 29th 14:01 December 30th 08:31 Gemini  
December 31st 23:38   January 1st 08:01 Cancer

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What's New This Month 

Here we are once more, moving into the last month of another year gone by.  As we come to the close of the old year I always make a point of looking back at where I was this time last year and I am always amazed at just how much I have done and learned. Soon we will be entering 2018 and hopefully a more positive time of growth for ourselves and the world around us. 

As we start moving into the colder and darker days of winter, many of us start to feel a bit down, tired, or overwhelmed. Darker days can often create a feeling of melancholy. That is why its so important to do things that bring warmth to your environment and your spirit. Pampering yourself in little ways, focusing on crafts or projects in the house you may not have had time for, or taking stock of what you have done and what you wish to do in the coming year; all of these are ways to perk things up a bit. 

The specials for this month reflect the energies of the holiday season. We have the "Solstice of Light" and the "Yule Star" readings. And for those of you wanting a glimpse at what the New Year will be bringing you, the ever popular "New Year Outlook" and "New Year, New You" readings are available. The New Year Outlook reading comes with a 1 year astrology transit report too! All of these can be found in the   Monthly Specials  section this month, along with a few other inspirational readings to help bring balance into your life, such as the Spiritual Journey and the Fool's Journey readings for those who are looking to start off in a new direction. So be sure to stop by and have a look at the September specials! You can have a browse through the many specialized readings I offer on the   Tarot Readings page.  Tarot's  Life Path & Personal Growth section is a good place to start!  Or take a wander through the various Oracle readings on my site, like Rune, Angel, Faery and Animal Totem readings.  All of these categories can be found on the main  Reading Room page.  Don't forget to check out the other areas on the  Readings page, like the  Oracles,  Rune and  Animal Medicine Cardssections. 

For many getting ready to start some early Yuletide shopping, have a browse through my  Faery Trinkets  shop, where I will have my Barefoot Sandals, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and crochet items on display for sale.  I'll be adding some crocheted items as well soon, and you can also find these items in my  Etsy shop. 
If you have a website or blog that you need some creative content writing for, I offer my services as a freelance writer.  You can check out my basic prices at Faery Scribe.  I've written for several sites, such as Natural News, Jules of the Earth, Hirewriters and a number of private clients. 

In the  Reiki/Energy Work section you can find reiki and energy work to help give you a bit of a boost. You can find Reiki sessions, Chakra Healing and Attunements, Violet Flame healing, and the Avalon Crown of Success healing. Reiki is great for flushing out the old energies that may be lingering both in our own energetic bodies and the environment around us. 

If  Astrology is your cup of tea be sure to stop by my Astrology section where you can order some insightful Natal charts, Compatibility reports and Transit reports to see what will be affecting you in the months ahead. Each persons Birth Chart can show how the positions of the planets and stars at the exact time of their birth can influence their life. Learn how each planetary position has determined your physical, personal, psychic and spiritual characteristics! These charts are a great gift for birthdays or just as a special way to treat someone to a bit of astrological insight. 

Come and check out my Blog that at   I hope to be writing on a variety of topics from Tarot to general spirituality topics once we get into the New Year.  But for now you can catch my weekly Astrology updates there.  

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And don't forget to check out the Tarot Oracle Club: For a membership fee you get a free one card reading each month, discounts to in-depth readings, a free Natal Report package, one free in-depth reading for every one you buy, and access to a private Facebook group for members. 

And now to announce the November 2017 raffle winners: 

P. Smith and T. Bennet 

Congratulations to you both! I'll be sending you two an email to tell you how to claim your prize shortly! For those who haven't entered the raffle yet, each month I select 2 random people from entries submitted to win a reading of your choice worth up to £15.00 from any area of my site. For more details, and to enter December's raffle, stop by and visit the  Raffle Entry page! Good luck!

"A Crisis Of Faith" 

Whatever religion, creed or path you follow, a "dark night of the soul" is inevitable. There is no such thing as an unshakeable belief. Life happens in all it's glory.. the highest highs, and deepest lows, and when we turn to our higher power for answers, none are forthcoming. None that we like, anyway ;) 

It may feel as though you have been abandoned in your time of need. You question everything, and you feel stupid for believing in something bigger than yourself. 

There is no easy answer. 

Here's my 2c: 

Think of yourself as the child, and your belief system as the parent. Now think on what "guidance" means.. and what it is not. 

As a parent, I am tasked with guiding my children. I support them as they grow and learn, and I'm there to fix the bloody knees and runny noses. As they get older, I take a step back. I've given them the knowledge and tools to make their own way, fight their own battles. I'm still there for love and comfort, and a listening ear. Sure, I could wave the magic mummy wand and step in to a playground disagreement, in later years pay off the overdraft, have words with the mean scary boss.. and don't those scenarios look ever more controlling and unhealthy? 

To quote from the popular movie Deep Impact; God hears all prayers, even if the answer is sometimes "No". Every parent says "no" to their child at some stage, for good reason. Material support might not be an option, but they do not withdraw emotional support. 

As your creator, your higher power gave you life and free will. You were born to experience life, to grow, love, learn and achieve. Your higher help is still there, cheering you on through hard times, willing you to make it over the obstacles, to know the joy of a victory well-earned. Maybe you have shut out that voice in your anger and frustration? 

Do not let hurt and pain blind you to all those times that your "parent" stepped in and gave you a helping hand. Life has many lessons, and the point of them isn't often clear until some time later. 

It is in our darkest hour that we need to use the faith, tools and lessons of easier times. Open your heart, mind and intuition, and in the midst of chaos you will find calm, strength, endurance and you will know that you are not alone. 


   December Celebrations
December 21st - Yule 

A celebration of the winter solstice has been held since time immemorial in the Northern Hemisphere. Throughout the ages the festival has had many names. It is certain that a mid-winter festival called Yule was celebrated in the Nordic countries well before the year 1000. Though challenged by some scholars, the fact that Yule/Jól was celebrated in Iceland and throughout the Northern Hemisphere well before the advent of Christianity is now widely accepted. The exact date, or dates, that Yule was celebrated is not certain, but it was probably connected to the full moon nearest the winter solstice. The calendar has been changed many times since, and it is impossible to reconcile the references to an exact date. 

Yule, (pronounced EWE-elle) is when the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half. Starting the next morning at sunrise, the sun climbs just a little higher and stays a little longer in the sky each day. Known as Solstice Night, or the longest night of the year, much celebration was to be had as the ancestors awaited the rebirth of the Oak King, the Sun King, the Giver of Life that warmed the frozen Earth and made her to bear forth from seeds protected through the fall and winter in her womb. Bonfires were lit in the fields, and crops and trees were "wassailed" with toasts of spiced cider. 

Learn more about Yule  HERE  

Some Christmas customs that have  Pagan Roots 

December 24th/25th - Christmas Eve/Day 

Each year, during the month of December, millions of homes across America are decorated with Christmas trees and fairy lights. But how much do you really know about this festive holiday? 

The history of Christmas dates back over 4000 years. Many of our Christmas traditions were celebrated centuries before the Christ child was born. The 12 days of Christmas, the bright fires, the yule log, the giving of gifts, carnivals (parades) with floats, carolers who sing while going from house to house, the holiday feasts, and the church processions can all be traced back to the early Mesopotamians. 

Many of these traditions began with the Mesopotamian celebration of New Years. The Mesopotamians believed in many gods, and as their chief god - Marduk. Each year as winter arrived it was believed that Marduk would do battle with the monsters of chaos. To assist Marduk in his struggle the Mesopotamians held a festival for the New Year. This was Zagmuk, the New Year's festival that lasted for 12 days. 

For More On the history of Christmas Traditions visit  Christmas  

December 31st - New Years Eve 

Happy New Year!" That greeting will be said and heard for at least the first couple of weeks as a new year gets under way. But the day celebrated as New Year's Day in modern America was not always January 1. 

Learn More At  New Years History 

Star Transits For December 2017


The Sun has been in Sagittarius since November 21st and will remain there until December 21st when it starts to shift into a new sign   
Sagittarius has the effect of bringing an optimistic energy to our lives and enthusiasm as we start to explore our current confines and step out of our comfort zones. Even stubborn Taurean's will feel that adventurous pull towards doing something new and changing their tried and true routines. We are challenged at this time to explore our spirituality and gain fresh perspectives and encouraged to reach beyond what we perceive to be our grasps. This can really help us to gain new wisdom and finally understand things that had us feeling a bit stumped or blocked before now. 

When the Sun is in Sagittarius, adventure finds a way into our otherwise routine and busy lives. This Fire Sign energy compels us to explore farther away from our homes and habits, to speak to those we might otherwise avoid out of apathy or anxiety, to create our own history by taking chances and making bold choices. Creativity and storytelling thrive under this Sign's influence, as Jupiter, a benevolent planet of good fortune and philosophy, rules it. Conversely, during this freewheeling time, you may have a hard time settling down to work or putting up with a schedule or deadlines. And you may be feeling dogmatic, too. As a Mutable Sign, though, Sagittarius will be adaptable and willing to listen to other sides of an argument. Watch for broken bones or mishaps with this increased sense of adventure, courage and determination. On the whole, Sagittarius is an exploratory, optimistic energy. Put it to good use! 

The Sun in Sagittarius is a good time for:

  • Travel and adventure of all kinds
  • Seeing and believing the best in people
  • Reading and deep thought

The Sun then moves into Capricorn on December 21st   

Happy Solar Return to all of you lovely Capricorns! And a Happy Solstice and Happy Yule to everyone too! It’s the 21st and so far we are all still here 

Each year as the Sun enters Capricorn it marks the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere. And Yule is the traditional celebration of the Winter Solstice in many European-derived cultures. In Paganism it is a time for welcoming the Sun God’s return and the start of the increase of daylight. In Norse tradition it is the day Odin leads the Wild Hunt in celebration. 

When the Sun is in Capricorn it gives us the opportunity to explore our connection to Mother Earth in a more physical way. We feel more able to manifest our goals and see substantial changes. It’s a time of bringing structure into our lives and setting boundaries that are helpful and nurturing rather than restrictive and binding. 

It’s also a time when we prepare for the worst, expecting the best. The Capricorn's symbol, that strong-willed Sea Goat, climbs up from the sea and scales the steepest peaks to reach the high goals they set for themselves. Their cautious, confident steps usually get them to the summit. Capricorn's Earth Sign energy is a time of self-control, persistence, patience. Ruled by Saturn, Planet of Karma, Capricorn's Sun transit can be frustrating. On the bright side, this influence allows us an ambition and clarity of purpose coupled with a respect for others. While it can be an egotistical energy, it's not devious at all. Common sense governs decisions made under this influence. Rather than being spontaneous, Capricorn takes itself and its life seriously, believing that it makes more sense to do things well the first time. Though gifted with a good sense of history and perspective, once it starts climbing, Capricorn doesn't look back. 

The Sun in Capricorn is a good time for: 

  • Making thorny decisions
  • Playing strategic games, like chess
  • Paying attention to your social status


On December 3rd we have a Gemini Full Moon 

This evening begins our Gemini Full Moon, also referred to as the Cold Moon. The Full Moon is the best time for doing work on letting go of the old and releasing the negative. Our basic instinct under a Gemini Moon, is to communicate, think, and learn. So magical workings tend to be best for spell work involving travel, communication and personal connections.

December is the month when winter truly begins in most of the Northern Hemisphere. Most of the ancient Full Moon names are related to the low temperatures and darkness of December. The most common name is the Cold Moon, while another is Long Night Moon.

The Anglo-Saxon name was the Moon Before Yule, which is the ancient celebration around the winter solstice. The December Full Moon is also called Oak Moon, while a Celtic name was Wolf Moon. Today, however, this name is more common for the January Full Moon.

Gemini is our conscious awareness. It is the exchange of our ideas as we bring those thoughts into awareness and then into the real world. Its all about ideas,thoughts, awareness, how we express and communicate ourselves, words, discussions, debates, reading, writing....filling our brain with a plethora of things. So this Full Moon encourages us to find ways to express and share what we have been experiencing with that Saturn and Neptune energy. 

Gemini is also known as the Trickster, so this time is also about engaging the more playful side of our minds. Humour can often help us to see things from a fresher perspective and see outside of the box. So take the time to look at those challenges you are facing right now. The Saturn-Neptune square will be exact tomorrow, so its energy makes this Full Moon more potent. 

Things to do under a Gemini Moon:  Mental and communicative actions, and more than one activity at once. Reading, learning, letters and emails, errands, writing, teaching, making connections, short trips.

On December 18th we have a New Moon in Sagittarius

The Moon will be busy today, first entering its New lunation in the wee hours of the morning, while still in Sagittarius. It will then go Void of Course in the early afternoon before shifting into Capricorn for the remainder of it New Moon phase.

A New Moon is that it is all about new beginnings that come from a deeper and more spiritual level of our being. In Sagittarius we get a plethora of abundance, optimism, and a strong desire to free ourselves from those self limiting beliefs, situations, people, and old attachments that are keeping us stuck in a rut. It's a good idea to take time and see where your philosophies don't measure up to your day to day life.
When the New Moon enters Capricorn later this afternoon the energies change a bit. In Capricorn we become aware of the need for structure and planning ahead. We also instinctively are aware of the limitations of time. We are motivated by a desire for success. Achievement and manifestation are most important to us now. We are resourceful and don't want to waste time, energy, or resources. This can be a very sober influence--even a depressing one. However, it can also be a productive time when we look reality in the face.

Things to do under a Sagittarius Moon: philosophizing with friends; making travel plans or traveling; socializing; making new friends; creative improvisation; inspiring yourself and others; watching comedies; riding horses; walking dogs; trying new exotic cuisine; working out vigorously; making love gymnastically; do some strength and endurance training



December 1st - Venus enters Sagittarius  
Today loving Venus seeks adventure in playful Sagittarius. This is a time when trading safety and security for new sources of pleasure can be a bit risky but we may find it is difficult to resist. A sense of restlessness can stir ongoing relationships that need a boost of excitement to keep them interesting.

In Sagittarius, Venus focuses her passion on truth-seeking, philosophical exploration, a lust for knowledge, and spiritual intimacy. It's a time for us to explore what the meaning of our close relationships are to us. This is also a time when we look for ways to increase our income or our spending so we need to be careful that we don't over indulge.

December 1st - Mars opposite Uranus (Mars in Libra, Uranus in Aries) 
Surprises are to be expected under this transit. It can also ramp up the level of nervous energy we feel, at times feeling pushed to the edge when we feel forced to stand our ground. It can be hard to control the level of physical and nervous energy we are feeling under this transit and any volatile situations can create a level of excitement that urges us to break free from anything that has been restricting us. Our energy can feel quite unpredictable and our moods can swing back and forth depending on what outside circumstances are going on that trigger any deeply buried feelings. More common amongst these feelings are anger, confidence and impulsive desires.

Conflicts can suddenly appear-and with unexpected force; the slightest provocation often ignites an issue. This is especially so if we feel our freedom is being taken away or undermined in some way.  Recognize the difference between changes that are necessary for progress and those that arise from self-serving desires. It may seem as if everything that can go wrong does and we may expend extra energy trying to suppress our frustrations.

It will be interesting to see how this energy pans out on a larger scale with some volatile situations going on in the world right now. Temper tantrums are on the menu now with a side order of stubbornness. It may be a good idea to take a moment to focus within, especially if you feel emotions are getting ready to spiral out of control.

This doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative energy transit though. We can feel more spontaneous than we usually do and are more open and willing to try new things. It gives us the opportunity to discover new courage and to venture a bit more outside of our comfort zone. Some arguments can help to clear the air, allowing for situations to move past blockages.

December 2nd - Jupiter trine Neptune (Jupiter in Scorpio, Neptune in Pisces)

This transit brings a long-term process with an opportunity to integrate beauty, healing, spirituality, imagination and uplifting optimism. We may even see ourselves become so caught up in hope, optimism and euphoria that it's easy to get a bit too carried away, causing us to leave realism behind. Although falling into fantasy and wishful thinking can make us more susceptible to illusion and deception, it can also bring healing inspiration and dedication when we most need it. This can be a time when we bring into clearer focus a new sense of faith (in terms of religious beliefs, or just faith in life and in ourselves). We may now be able to see beyond our usual horizons to the distant possibilities open to us, if we can keep that new faith in focus. This inspiration may not last in its current form, but can be used to clarify and enhance the goals that we have been pursuing for many years, as well as formulate some new ones.

December 3rd - Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius

Yes folks, its that time again! Mercury starts it backwards motion and this cycle will be around for about 3 weeks. For nearly a week before and a week after today Mercury will be moving at a snails pace or pausing entirely. At this time we can experience confusion, intensity, frustration, lots of miscommunication or we may feel we are getting bogged down with any progress we were making.

Mercury retrograde cycles make an ideal time for reflection, re-thinking, going over plans and tying up those loose ends before we get started on any new projects and ventures. Later in Mercury's retrograde cycle it is typical to receive new info and insights that we may not have been expected or be prepared for. And this can end up changing how we see situations, causing us to have to tweek plans here and there as we consider this new barrage of intel. This is why many astrologers advise not to make any permanent or final decisions during Mercury's retrograde cycle, and even as far as two weeks after Mercury finally turns direct.

Its not all bad though! This is a great time for doing research, fact finding , investigative work and anything else necessary to prepare us for major decisions, which we can put into play after this retrograde cycle.

So, try to stay flexible, give yourself a lot of time when setting up your schedule for any unexpected changes and, most of all, flow with it with. Do things that tap into your creative, intuitive and non-rational mind until Mercury turns direct.

Mercury is retrograde in the sign of Virgo. Mercury rules Virgo, so right away Mercury is in a strong position. Those who have Mercury as their chart ruler or have personal planets touched by this Mercury retrograde will probably find this a surprisingly fortunate period. It is challenging yes, but in a way where we have really achieved something.

December 3rd - Sun square Neptune (Sun in Sagittarius, Neptune in Pisces)

This is a transit that can bring confusion our way with a bit of turmoil that can lead to self doubt. We may find that objects, people, names, and directions get lost, forgotten, or misplaced. Our hopes, ideals ,and wishful thinking tend to be inflated to the point of causing disillusionment and disappointments. In some cases we may want a dream to happen so badly that we disconnect ourselves from any reality that seems to stand in our way. However, we may soon come to discover that the “obstacle” in question really had a positive purpose in the end.

Our imagination is extremely active under this transit and may feel out of balance and out of control. It’s a time where we may feel that our hold on life is being undermined and many may feel drawn to escaping the chaos. However, we would do better to accept that chaos rather than trying to run away or avoid it. Accepting it will help to reduce or eliminate the distortion of whatever reality we are dealing with.

For some, energy levels may feel a bit low and some may experience disappointment or feel unusually discouraged by any obstacles that pop up now. Distinguishing between what is fact and what is fiction can be a real challenge so make sure that if you agree to anything at this time, you are doing so with your eyes wide open.

It isn’t all bad though. This can be a very creative time for those who are able to harness their imagination and direct it towards something productive. Our longings run especially close to the surface now too which can bring a chance for us to learn a bit more about the hidden forces which drive us. On a spiritual level this could be a time when we discover that our yearning for enlightenment isn’t so straight forward as we though. However, the path can be just as valuable to us through discovering what “isn’t” the best path forward. There really is a tremendous opportunity for spiritual, creative, and healing to be discovered.

On an emotional level we may feel discouraged and overwhelmed by this energy. But we also get a chance to examine our inner depths, those which tend to be camouflaged by our day to day life. It’s ok for some harmless escaping such as going to a movie or enjoying something distracting. But we need to make sure we avoid being totally irresponsible too. Some may feel their imagination is being stimulated but when it comes time to actualise those ideas they become stuck. Another thing to watch for is deceiving others in an attempt to avoid confrontation. Too often those white lies will be revealed when we least expect them too. Try to avoid wallowing in regret and guilt over what you feel are “inadequacies” at this time too. Focus on things that can help boost your self confidence and work positively on the things we feel we are lacking now.

December 5th - Chiron turns Direct in Pisces

The Wounded Healer now shifts into forward motion and it's influence will be subtle. We start to externalise our vulnerability but this isn’t about complaining and playing the victim; it’s a way of sharing feelings that encourages closeness and compassion without descending into self-pity. Chiron and Pisces share a common link; the potential for suffering. While on a spiritual level suffering may seem like a noble thing, we do run the risk of becoming stuck in our own pain and suffering and not allowing healing and growth to occur.

A healthy perspective to have during this transit is to not treat suffering as an ending, rather as a symptom that is meant to motivate and inspire us to heal and end our suffering. Even in a situation where there is no immediate resolution for one’s suffering, we can focus further ahead and try to accept things for now in a way that will allow us to move forward, rather than keeping us stuck in our suffering.

Some of us who work in healing or have an energy that attracts the wounded may find they are attracting more than usual now. If you choose to take up this challenge as a healer, be sure that you are protecting your own energy and not becoming part of each persons’ individual suffering by drawing in the energies of those you are helping. When we are in the sway of Pisces' ultra-sensitive energy, it's becomes all too easy to take on the conditions and feelings of those around us. If you are not sufficiently prepared for the experience of getting close to deeply wounded people, it's possible you could lose yourself in your efforts to help them – like jumping in to save a drowning person. So make sure that you can acknowledge and work within your own limitations. This isn’t to say that you should turn your back on those who come to you for help and healing. It just means being able to recognize and accept what you can and can’t do realistically without sacrificing your own strength.

December 6th - Mercury conjunct Saturn (Both in Sagittarius)

Mercury conjunct Saturn is a good time for taking a serious look at the circumstances and situations in our lives. It's not a very upbeat energy but it's a great energy to tap into when you need to take an objective, detached, clear view of life.

We may be called upon to make a decision about something like committing to a plan of action or starting to develop plans toward a particular goal. In either case, it may be necessary to limit or let go of other options. Some may come to the conclusion that something has run its course and it's time to leave it behind – like an opinion, project, or mindset. It's a time when our perception, thoughts and words may not be exciting, imaginative or entertaining, but we are more than likely able to be clear, grounded, decisive, and hard working.

December 6th - Mercury sextile Mars (Mercury in Sagittarius, Mars in Libra)

This is a transit where we have the potential to dig down and find the courage needed to speak our minds and stand up for ourselves and what we feel is right. Thoughtful actions will produce positive results and by planning ahead for possible consequences we can minimize any potential conflicts.

This is a time when our ideas and words come so swiftly that we may find it hard to stop them from coming out before we have had a chance to think about the best way to present them. It's an opportune transit for some creative problem solving and testing out our decisions to see if they will fit into our plans and goals.

If we want our communication to flow more easily and be most effective then we need to be direct and to the point, especially in cases where we are faced with having to confront another about a difficult situation. However, we can tap into the courage of this transits energy and find a clear way to express what we need to get across. We just need to be careful with the more delicate situations that require less force.

December 6th - Mars sextile Saturn (Mars in Libra, Saturn in Sagittarius)

This is a good time to appreciate determined effort and actions. Our work projects will run more smoothly if we combine a patient and disciplined approach with confidence and courage. We become more aware of this process at this time which gives us a sense of responsibility and sense of purpose. We can use this time to harness the energy of our own willpower through practical discipline.

We may feel that our energy levels are a bit more toned down right now but this will be helpful for the detailed work we may have to do now. Our physical and mental energy become more stable and allow us to endure, or by applying sustained effort and focus they can become that way.

Our conversations take on a more serious and sober vibe under this transit and we may find that we can express a sense of authority much better, as well as be clear and to the point in our dealings with others. It’s a great transit if we need to be more productive or we need to make more progress in a goal that we have been working towards. Just keep in mind that Mercury goes direct in a day and the next two weeks may still show slow progress, but progress that is finally shifting forward.

What we do need to watch out for is any tendencies for being overly cautious to the point where we end up getting ourselves stuck in the planning stages and end up not getting much done in the process. Or, some may try to push and rush into the production phase of a project before they have fully formed their plans. The best way to make use of this transit’s energies is to bring these two things into balance.

December 8th - Sun trine North Lunar Node (Sun in Sagittarius, North Lunar Node in Leo)

This is a transit that can make us feel confident, optimistic and empowered. Some may feel its energy a couple of days before and after this date. It could feel as if the pieces of the puzzle in any given situation, are just falling into place, allowing us to make progress in what we're striving to do in our lives right now.

We do need to be a bit cautious however. Even though it feels like we can go forward we still need a bit of a reality check on the wisdom of what we want to do to be sure its still a good idea.

Decembert 9th - Mars enters Scorpio

In Scorpio, Mars is driven and focused on getting what it wants. We are persevering, single-minded, and strong. The desire to experience our emotional depths, as well as the urge to penetrate the surface of life in order to explore deeper levels of existence, is powerful. We are fascinated with what others tend to repress, and are drawn to experiencing and understanding these things. We are less inclined to avoid important issues now. In some ways, we are attracted to crisis, as we see crisis as transformative and emotionally exciting. We would rather feel extreme emotions than nothing at all, as mediocrity or the "middle road" is felt to be unsatisfying. 

December 10th - Mercury trine Uranus (Mercury in Sagittarius, Uranus in Aries)

Today we start to feel a shift as mental Mercury trines mind expanding Uranus. Under this transit we can experience unusual ideas, flashes of insight and seeing unexpected possibilities. It's much easier to be open-minded right now, especially about insights that have eluded us. Our ability to see beyond our normal horizon of perception can bring visionary brainwaves, "Aha!" moments, as well as a fun side to our sense of humour. You might be inspired to experiment with something new or do something out of character at this time. An impulse to break free of old habits, cycles, and constraints give us that push we may need to make the changes we long for. This can be a very liberating transit that opens your mind to new possibilities and ideas. However, we do need to be careful that we don't become so liberated and spontaneous that we become erratic, hyper or reckless. Words may come tumbling out of your mouth before you've had a chance to consider their wisdom, or you might find yourself talking non-stop and interrupting, creating a bit of awkwardness in those around you. On the other hand, you might also find the clarity and vision that gives you the words to speak your truth with new conviction. This is a great time to do some writing or other form of self-expression, especially if it's spontaneous or involving technology. 

December 10th - Venus square Neptune (Venus in Sagittarius, Neptune in Pisces)

Under this transit’s influence we may find that those areas that Venus rules, such as relationships, resources, pleasure and money are subject to deception, confusion and wishful thinking that is unrealistic. Our desires are more unclear. Imagination and fantasy fog judgment and create romantic confusion. For example, we find that something we thought we had (resources, love, friendship, money) has suddenly become undependable or has up and disappeared. Feeling disillusioned, disappointed, alone or depressed can come with this transit. However, try to keep in mind that this may just be a passing phase and not a more serious crisis at this time.

Relationship ups and downs characterize this transit--a time when romantic mirages are more than likely. You see what you hope to see, rather than what really is. The "highs" of a relationship begun under this energy may be thrilling, but the accompanying "lows" are bound to set in, and they can be extremely draining. Be careful not to set yourself up for disappointment. The same goes for finances--what appears to be a great buy is likely to turn out to be a financial drain or money pit. Avoid making large purchases and commitments at this time. You may be inclined to withdraw from social activities, perhaps to nurse your wounds. This transit sometimes correlates with feelings of rejection or unusual experiences in love.

When faced with these scenarios, stop and ask yourself: Is it possible that your secret desires and longings are working away unconsciously? If so, they may be clouding your ability to relate to the situations and people in your life. We may see old addictions, idealism or depression surface as a means of trying to deal with our emotions now. We can find a more beneficial outlet by channelling our emotions and experiences into something more creative, inspirational, beautiful and compassionate, like helping others or engaging in artistic activities to help express those emotions.

December 10th - Mercury square Chiron (Mercury in Sagittarius, Chiron in Pisces)

With Mercury squaring off to Chiron we may find that our mental focus and perceptions feel a bit strained. We may find ourselves sitting on the fence an feeling unable to make choices and decisions. It may also be difficult to stay objective and balanced in our perspective and views, but by working with this we could find a new mental focus that gives us increased clarity. It may be tempting to sink into cynicism as a way to deal with what seems like a no-win situation. On the other hand, this transit could bring your mental perspective to a kind of "healing crisis" that forces you to get a better grip on the ideas, communication and frame of mind that have been problematic for you.

December 12th - Sun conjunct Mercury (Both in Sagittarius)

We tend to have a lot to say when the Sun conjuncts Mercury. We are compelled to communicate; letters, memos, phone calls, texts...messages of all kinds have a stronger impact under this aspect than usual. We may find that we acquire and distribute information quite accurately. Some may be choose to take some short trips now to keep themselves, and their minds, busy. However, because of the varied interests we have right now, we may find it hard to rest, or find the time to do it!

Many may find that they express their confidence through their plans and ideas now. We may choose to initiate new activities that involve sharing our ideas, teaching others, or writing. Whatever information comes our way at this time, we will surely be physically up for the challenge of sorting through it all.

December 14th - Venus trine North Lunar Node (Venus in Sagittarius, North Lunar Node in Leo)

Under this transit our charm, beauty and social graces are molre refines and can work to further our career and ambitions by winning the favor of important and influential people. When our home is used for social gatherings, the harmonious atmosphere in it can also further career goals. The ease with which we express our feelings also helps to create a happy love life. We are more able to identify or sympathize with the arts at this time too, as we tend to be able to tap into our hidden creative talents now.

This trine grants us adaptability and adaptation, obligingness, a pleasant and engaging personality. It can focus on the stage of entering into a love-union, the preference for associating oneself with artistic friends, and brings an overall affectionate and warm-hearted vibe our way.

December 15th - Mercury conjunct Venus (Both in Sagittarius)

This is a transit that is marked by receptive awareness, positive social connections, and diplomatic communication. That means having to negotiate any contracts, agreements, or mutual plans will go a lot more smoothly because all parties are focused on mutual balance to achieve an outcome that benefits all. Our words comfort and appease those around us (as do their words to us), and communication at this time is lighter and more pleasurable. Our communication is in sync and in harmony with those around us.

We also feel more drawn to things of beauty and pleasure, preferring to reflect on the beauty that is in our world and all around us. The areas of music, art, drama…anything that provides us with a pleasant diversion will draw our attention. We tend to shy away from any harsh situations or environments under this transit. Some may feel a desire to travel to a place of beauty or visit someone close to their hearts.

For our more analytical brothers and sisters out there, we can use this time to assess our current happiness and start planning some new ways to increase joy in our lives. It’s also an opportune time to discuss money or initiate a financial plan or agreement.

Some downsides to be aware of for this transit; Our desire to be in the company of others and socializing can make it hard to work or be alone right now. Or, because we are experiencing such an easy flow of communication, we may be tempted to only say what we think others want to hear, so as not to disturb that harmonious balance.

December 15th - Sun square Chiron (Sun in Sagittarius, Chiron in Pisces)

When these two planets come together in a challenged position we tend to find our patience and confidence feels a bit strained as we feel a need to break free of chronic constraints. Motivation and self esteem can drop but remember we have that energy from the Sun and Uranus to help us out here too. So it won’t feel as bad as normal.

Use this time to take a fresh approach to situations that have you feeling stuck. A new perspective is probably needed as well as a need to let go of how you think things “should be” or how they manifest in your life. Don’t put restraints on your outcomes or try to control every aspect of them now. It’s best to be open to getting what you want in a way you didn’t expect. You may also find other opportunities along the way that were not available to you with the route you were taking before.

December 16th - Sun trine Uranus (Sun in Sagittarius, Uranus in Aries)

As the Sun mingles with Uranus we become more open to being spontaneous and just going with the flow with no real plan. And this can be liberating for many. In fact it may be just what is needed to get us out of a rut. This is a good time for breaking out of old cycles and habits. Flashes of insight, inspiration, and bursts of courage are all part of this transit's magic.

We tend to feel more grounded and centred, more in touch with our true spirit, who we really are deep down. It may have you acting a bit out of character and may raise some eyebrows around those who know you! But now is the best time to try new things and to experiment. You may surprise yourself with how simple it really can be to break out of your routines and habits.

As always, there is a warning here too. And that is to make sure you don’t become too reckless. Keep it balanced so you don’t come across as too erratic, careless, or chaotic.

December 16th - Mercury trine North Lunar Node (Mercury in Sagittarius, North Lunar Node in Leo) 

Today we have Mercury in a trine with the North Lunar Node and the Moon will also be Void of Course later this afternoon. For those who are not sure what a Lunar Node is; There are two, the North and South. They are the points where the paths of the Moon and Sun meet, or intersect. The North Node is said to represent that which we are moving towards, the path we are currently walking in our lives, and the direction of our growth. Some refer to it as our path of Destiny. The South Node is our starting or pushing off point showing where we have been and what we need to release.

When we have a Solar or Lunar eclipse, this is the Full or New Moon taking place very close to one of the Nodes. The Nodes themselves are not physical objects like the planets and asteroids, they are considered sensitive points in our Natal charts.

Ok, back to Mercury and the North Lunar Node. This aspect brings us a fresher awareness as well as a better ability to communicate that awareness. It is a beneficial resource which can help us to take a few more steps closer towards out life purpose. Just bear in mind that we also need to take action too. We will need to, at some juncture, take into account what we have observed and do something with this.

December 19th - Saturn enters Capricorn

Saturn will occupy the sign of Capricorn from December 19, 2017, to March 21, 2020; and then finishes up its transit from July 1 to December 17, 2020. Saturn takes about 28-29 years to come full circle, and thus spends on average close to 2-1/2 years in a sign.

Saturn transits and cycles can be considered cycles of achievement and maturity. Significant decisions are often made during Saturn’s hard transits to our personal planets. These transits slow life down (or at least, that is how we perceive it) and force us to live our lives in the present. Although Saturn transits can make life feel like a drudgery (these are often times when our lives seem to move at a snail’s pace and advancements are hard to see), they also give us the opportunity to gain inner strength, to become more responsible for what we do and say, and to cut out waste or excesses in our lives. Basically, what happens is a form of paring or slimming down in the area of life affected by Saturn. We are getting rid of things in our lives that are not working for us in the real world, and focusing on improving and strengthening the things that do serve a useful purpose.

Depression can be a byproduct of heavy Saturn transits. However, if we focus our energies into meaningful endeavors without pushing too hard for recognition or support from others, we can fight the inclination towards a gloom-and-doom attitude.

Saturn feels right at home in Capricorn and makes this a time for turning a critical eye to those of our career choices that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves. During this time we will also be seeing more respect for people who have put in the effort, as well as for elders who deserve it. Conservation is a big theme now. Taking the easy road is not favored during this transit. Rewards come from putting in the effort. We might also be striving for more authority in a particular area of our lives now. Where Saturn transits in our charts, we may be best off cutting our losses and rebuilding if things are not faring well.

Fear of scarcity, having nothing, or losing everything can be powerful motivators under this influence. It’s a somewhat isolating energy as well.

Capricorn themes include aging, experience, ambition, skeleton, bones, skin, buildings, government, engineering, traditions, structures, rules, defense, fatherhood, boundaries, preparation, planning. Reforms and efforts to strengthen, build, or rebuild structures in these areas are likely. We turn a critical eye towards these things with Saturn in Capricorn. Some questions emerging during this transit, for example, may be whether or not fathers are taking enough responsibility, whether or not we’re doing the right things for our posture and bones, whether or not we’ve prepared or planned ahead for old age, and so forth.

On a body level and for better health during this transit, it will be important to pay extra attention to the bones including teeth as well as skin (our internal and external body structures), and more specifically to the knees. Saturn in Capricorn is associated with contraction and rigidity, stressing the importance of yoga and stretching exercises.

December 20th - Venus square Chiron (Venus in Sagittarius, Chiron in Pisces)

With Venus in a challenging Square to the Wounded Healer, Chiron, we may find that we are forced to make some adjustments in our relationships or finances. We may find that these areas are not balancing out and coming together as we would want them. That feeling of “cant’ win for losing” could be a familiar one under this transit as we find the more we try, the more we feel we are going round in circles.

So, healing in relationships and balancing our finances may seem difficult to obtain as our efforts feel blocked right now. That doesn’t mean you should give up or stop trying though! Because under this challenging transit we may find a way to push past issues and find a solution that will work, even if it is not necessarily what we hoped for or expected at this time.

One of the things I have noticed with this transit is that we may find we are dealing with others who are doubting our character, so we feel forced to have to “prove” ourselves. But this is not the way to go because it can be misinterpreted as weakness and make things worse. What is needed is to stand up for ourselves by not falling into pattern of sucking up to people who we love, and who are supposed to love us back. While just giving in may seem the easier route, it won’t get past the core issues. 

December 20th - Venus trine Uranus (Venus in Sagittarius, Uranus in Aries)

This is a transit where liberation and spontaneity flood into our relationships, resources, finances, and those little pleasure we so enjoy! We feel more at ease in the company of others and an old friend may be there to give you a boost, or to try something new. We tend to desire the more thrilling and exciting activities now and changing the patterns of our interaction can be quite interesting as well.

We have a taste for the unusual and may find ourselves trying things (food, people, activities) that we would have overlooked in ordinary circumstances. We want to shake up the routines and break free from some old habits in order to allow ourselves to get a breath of that fresh air in our lives. it brings a chance to meet unusual and eccentric people that could broaden your views of the world around you.

One thing we do need to be careful of however, is the we could spend impulsively beyond our budget, or become reckless in our relationships and social interactions. The key is to allow ourselves to break free from what is holding us back without breaking down the order and structure that we need in our lives.

December 21st - Sun conjunct Saturn (Both in Capricorn)

The influence of the Sun's transits to the planets tend to be brief ones, usually lasting about a day. The Sun's energy acts to signify the issues and conditions surrounding the planet that it is transiting.

This is a day can be filled wit serious situations and responsibility, and we tend to approach things a bit more slowly and cautiously. We may experience some minor setbacks or disappointments that could cause our confidence to feel challenged. So we really need to take care that we aren't being too hard on ourselves at this time, or worry excessively.

On the plus side, its a good day for tackling projects that require a lot of detail. Just make sure you don't let yourself get too bogged down in the details or you may end up slowing yourself down even more. Focus on what is important for now and use the day for setting up a plan for your more long term goals.

If you have been experiencing difficulties in your life recently, this time can make you deeply aware of their impact. Use that awareness to establish realistic goals that you can accomplish. Where a problem lingers, commit to resolve it. If a task is unfinished, pursue its completion.  

December 22nd - Mercury turns Direct in Sagittarius

Today is the day we have been waiting for, when Mercury finally starts its journey forward. Keep in mind that situations will still feel a bit slow going until Mercury has picked up speed and resumes its normal momentum. Its akin to feeling like we are coming out of a fog in some instances. Remember what I said about paying attention to what was going on during it’s first trip in Sagittarius? As Mercury moves forward we may start to revisit these situations but with a different perspective than before. Refocusing, readjusting, freedom and independence - these are the things Mercury in Sagittarius will bring. When Mercury is in Sagittarius, our thinking shifts from a need to plumb the depths of any given situation to the desire to learn about a wide range of topics. Ideals are sought, our thinking is more optimistic, and our faith increases. We are more equipped to believe and to persuade. What is fair and unfair concerns us most now.

We may also find that we are able to see old and familiar situations in a totally different light, allowing us to have a fresher perspective on things. Our thought and communication patterns become spontaneous, as well as somewhat fragmented. Our focus tends to be on society, the economy and working and functioning as a group. It's a time where quirky meets erratic, liberation meets anarchy, and desire meets possibility so keep an eye on what is developing regarding the economy and social situations around the world. This could be the start of some changes that will set the tone for the next few months.

With our outlook turned to future possibilities we can use this time to map out future plans and test the waters of new ideas. We are more open minded now, even to things that we may have dismissed in the past. Many of us have already been suffering from “cabin fever” but this transit turns it up a notch, meaning more of us will want to break out of the bonds holding us back. Get out of the house when you feel a need too and take steps to break out of old routines where necessary.

December 24th - Jupiter square North Lunar Node (Jupiter in Scorpio, North Lunar Node in Leo)

Jupiter represents our expansive qualities and our abilities to improve ourselves. It is a planet of abundance and seeks insight through knowledge. It is the planet of possibility. In our chart Jupiter reveals how we express our sense of giving and tolerance and how we go about improving our lives. The North Node represents what we are striving or aiming for in this lifetime. It’s our life lesson, our destiny and our major area of learning. In order to reach our North Node destination we will have to step out of our comfort zone.

When Jupiter and the North Node are in a challenged position it means that our religious, educational and moral values become conflicted with societal expectations. It can be difficult adjusting to social institutions during this time.

December 25th - Venus enters Capricorn

Today we have the abundant and friendly planet of love moving into the more serious and structured sign of Capricorn and she will be there for the next four months due to her going retrograde in this sign at the Winter Solstice. This means that Venus will be able to bring her grounded side to the fore. Where both relationships and resources are concerned, now is the time to look at our commitments and make some new plans. We need to consider what is working and what is not and then take steps to change things or balance them out a bit more.

Getting serious about our finances and boosting our relations with business partners and/or co-workers will be easier than usual under this influence. Our talents for creating artistic structure and form are enhanced, and our ability to form connections with people who support our ambitions is increased. We value enduring connections, reliability, and faithfulness. We take expressing our feelings seriously, and we take our time to warm up to others.

This is also a time when relationships take on a more serious side due to Capricorn's more serious energy. But be careful because partnerships of all kinds can suffer if you have one person trying to dominate the other. Control becomes an issue under this transits influence.

One things that can help is to organize how we approach finances, resources, relationships, and pleasure. An example would be to make sure you schedule time for pampering yourself or a partner, or working on a goal that requires hard work but will bring pleasurable benefits in the end, like changing our diet or doing more exercise. We want to start laying the groundwork for what we truly want to attract into our lives now.

It’s a time for getting serious and disciplined about our priorities like creating or tweaking your budget. For some however, this will be a frustrating time, especially if you are living beyond your means and have to cut back on things that are not necessities. In relationships we want to be clear about our boundaries, and this counts for all types of relationships. We need to be able to say no to the things that we really don’t want to do, but do out of fear of confrontation or making another upset. Some of us maybe be called on to fulfil old obligations too.

If your relationships have been a bit on the unbalanced and stormy side, this transit will help to bring a bit more stability now. But we are also called to face reality regarding things that are not working anymore. But take the time to consider all options rather than making any rash big changes right now. Working together to bring change can be the best step forward.  

December 25th - Venus conjunct Saturn (Both in Capricorn)

This transit blends structure and responsibility with our desire for beauty, pleasure, and material abundance. We may find, under this transit, that we are attracted to people with maturity, worldly wisdom, and a solid sense of values (perhaps an advisor, elder, or teacher), and are disinclined to frivolous activities or wasting our time. In fact we may be pleased and happy to be alone or perhaps with just one other person that we know well.

On the other hand, some of us may feel quite cool or withdrawn in a crowd. We become restrained and careful about spending money during this transit and that's as it should be. It is a good time to reflect, set priorities, enjoy simple pleasures, and appreciate quality time with ourselves or with our chosen companion. This is also a time when a commitment could be made.

In regard to material things, we are more drawn now to making solid plans where financial matters are concerned (budgeting, investing, purchasing). Committing to developing our resources can help us to reach some goals. Bear in mind that in order to allow those new commitments to flourish in the future, we may need to bring some old commitments to a close. Involvements and plans that no longer fulfil your needs will come to a close. Some may feel blocked right now in the areas of finances, relationships, and pleasures which means that those areas will need to be reworked before we move forward.  

December 28th - Mars trine Neptune (Mars in Scorpio, Neptune in Pisces)

Under this transit our sensuality, creativity and sense of community spirit are stimulated. We may enjoy a strong magnetic attractiveness and sultry charm which makes this an ideal time for passionate romances. Sexual encounters at this time an be strongly compassionate, tender and spiritual in nature. For those who are dating, you are likely to attract a less aggressive, more spiritually inclined partner.

While this isn't a high energy transit, we can be motivated to express our creativity and good sense of rhythm through dance, music, sculpture and other physical creative outlets. We may feel a strong urge to engage in religious or more spiritual activities as well now, particularly involving groups of people. This is a good time to learn more about how astrology affects our lives and the world in general. We are more in touch with the subtle vibrational energies that influence our lives.

This is a not aggressive energy but it does allow us a strong spiritual courage and a fighting spirit to defend ourselves and loved ones. We can win battles now but more through acts of kindness than attacking others. We tend to feel a motivation to stand up for the underdog and down trodden of the world under this tranit's energies. This is an excellent transit to become actively involved in charitable or human rights causes and groups and our desire to save people, animals or the environment is based on strong moral and ethical convictions.

December 29th - Mercury trine North Lunar Node (Mercury in Sagittarius, North Lunar Node in Leo)

Today we have Mercury in a trine with the North Lunar Node and the Moon will also be Void of Course later this afternoon. For those who are not sure what a Lunar Node is; There are two, the North and South. They are the points where the paths of the Moon and Sun meet, or intersect. The North Node is said to represent that which we are moving towards, the path we are currently walking in our lives, and the direction of our growth. Some refer to it as our path of Destiny. The South Node is our starting or pushing off point showing where we have been and what we need to release.

When we have a Solar or Lunar eclipse, this is the Full or New Moon taking place very close to one of the Nodes. The Nodes themselves are not physical objects like the planets and asteroids, they are considered sensitive points in our Natal charts.

Ok, back to Mercury and the North Lunar Node. This aspect brings us a fresher awareness as well as a better ability to communicate that awareness. It is a beneficial resource which can help us to take a few more steps closer towards out life purpose. Just bear in mind that we also need to take action too. We will need to, at some juncture, take into account what we have observed and do something with this.

What to watch for in January 2018!

We have relationship planet Venus in Capricorn, her more serious expression, for the first half of the month.  This is best for tending to practical business.  Venus then moves into the more social  sign of Aquarius on the 17th. We also have a lunar eclipse on January 31st, whih brings up heart issues and an opposing perspective from the eclipses of last August.

Well my darlings, this wraps up our December newsletter and 2017! Hope you all enjoyed this month's newsletter! Pass it on to anyone who may be interested! And feedback is most welcome so if there are ideas or things you would like to see in my future newsletters, let me know! 

Sherry - Earth Spirit Tarot