The Moon is waning as the week begins. We are coming to the end of the current lunar cycle, which terminates at an exciting Solar Eclipse which is exact on Christmas. With the Winter Solstice just past, the days are now steadily growing longer, for those in the Northern Hemisphere, and with the Capricorn Sun reigning, the time is right to focus on career goals and other aspirations that are important to you.

The first full day of Hanukkah is on Monday (Hanukkah began at Sundown on Sunday night). This isn’t a day to rush into work right away. Our mind is a bit foggy when we wake up as the Moon is void-of-course and has been since the previous night. Direction is unclear and we are operating without our beacon of intuition. The Moon enters the sign of Sagittarius at 11:34am EST (8:34am PST) and at this time, we feel like ourselves again. Our intuition is back on track and it is safe to hold important strategy meetings at work. For the rest of the day, the mood is light and uplifting. The focus is on elevating ourselves and others. Introduce others to spiritual principles that you find helpful and rewarding. Spread the light, spread the joy.

Christmas Eve is on Tuesday, and the astrological mood says go with the flow. Be flexible and do your best to keep it light and be positive. If you’re looking for a last minute holiday gift that fits with the theme, consider the book, “Prana Apana – Poetry & Meditation” by Patwant Rhodes. Be inspired, uplifted and soothed with the words from this profound anthology of writings. “Begin to see how the infinite reveals itself to you in each moment, relationship and each word.”

The New Moon is exact on Wednesday night – Christmas. The Moon and Sun are together in the same sign, so exact, in fact, that it forms a solar eclipse. Energetically this is a time of grand new beginnings. It is a time to let go of things that no longer serve you in order to make room for that which does. Both the Sun and Moon are in Capricorn – a grounded Earth sign that says let’s be practical and shoot for the goals that matter most. Take a critical eye to your own habits and lifestyle and critically examine what no longer works for you. Put it in writing. What do you need to modify in your daily routine to make you a happier and healthier person? Make the change once and for all. 

Keep close with your friends and family members on Thursday. Say no to certain obligations and distractions so that you can put your focus on what is truly the most important. Get outside if weather permits and take a walk in the woods. Feel the Earth beneath your feet. Relaxed and stay grounded.

You may feel the pressure of time on Friday. Remember one of the sutras of the Aquarian Age, “if the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.” This is good advice. Get started. Get going. Get the ball rolling. Make a timeline for yourself. Make a budget. Be practical. Get organized. Consult with others who you know and trust. At 4pm EST (1pm PST), the Moon goes void-of-course and for the remainder of the day, we have lost our sense of direction and intuition. Make no major plans or decisions for the latter part of the day.

Lookout for unexpected events on Saturday. People will come out of the woodwork and surprise you. Have fun in ways that you didn’t expect. Be open to new experiences and let the whimsical nature of the moment pull you away from what you had planned. What the universe has in store for you is much greater than anything you could’ve possibly imagined.

On Sunday, get out of your comfort zone and be a rebel. Go ahead and push the boundaries. Let the quirky part of your nature shine through. Be your original, unique self. Remember – everyone else is already taken! This is a day to be social and connect with others. Join with those of like minds and have fun.


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