In the Stars December 11-18, 2016…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

We are pressed to give form to new ideas, and to break out of the structures in our lives that no longer serve us, as Saturn tightens its trine to Uranus. Another crescendo building is the Jupiter-Uranus opposition, and both square Pluto. Monumental change and surprising breakthroughs are possible through the power of this Jupiter-Pluto-Uranus T-square. Mercury goes retrograde soon; complete agreements and documents this week in preparation for this planet’s reverse spin from December 19 to January 8.

Sunday is a splendid day, graced by the slower pace of the Taurus Moon. A lot can be accomplished with the power of the fixed earth’s Moon trine to Pluto. The Sun is trine Uranus, an aspect that opens us to new, and perhaps surprising, possibilities. We are confident and grounded, poised to make the most of this day. A Moon-Mars square in the evening can make us edgy. You may feel frustrated by all you have to do if you relax, so keep moving.

A Gemini Moon Monday and Tuesday fosters curiosity, conversation, and connection. Cell phones will be busier than usual. A benefic aspect between the Moon and Venus on Monday suggests a good chat with a dear friend.

A Full Moon and numerous lunar aspects create a busy day on Tuesday, buzzing with activity. Saturn is closely aligned with this Full Moon, calling us to be frugal and responsible in our holiday activities, and to get our work done.

Mars and Pallas Athena are conjunct Wednesday, emphasizing strategy and possibility. The Cancer Moon trine Neptune makes for an inspired, artful day.

Thursday is an emotionally turbulent day with the Cancer Moon shining its light on the Uranus-Pluto-Jupiter T-square. At 1:37 PM PST the Moon goes Void of Course. Relax then, and refrain from anything requiring a decision. While the Moon is Void, settle into routine matters. You may as well enjoy an evening concert or a movie. I’ll be enjoying a Judy Collins concert.

 A playful Leo Moon makes for a fun Friday. The day is aspect-light, so color it creative and enjoy the day.

The Leo Moon continues Saturday, offering another joyful day. This playful Moon is buoyed with a benefic sextile to Jupiter, and it forms a fire grand trine with Saturn and Uranus. This translates to a day ignited with expansion and possibility. Saturday evening’s aspects are made for a holiday gathering.

If you hosted a holiday party Saturday evening, the Virgo Moon on Sunday will help with clean-up. If you don’t have clean-up to do, you can get a jump start on planning the week ahead, and get a lot of things checked off that need to be done. Sunday is a day to get down to business and get things done.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Splendid day. A lot can be accomplished. Keep moving.

Monday: Curiosity, conversation, connection.

Tuesday: Full Moon; busy day.

Wednesday: Inspired, artful day. Be strategic.

Thursday: Emotional turbulence. Moon VoC after 1:37 PM PDT. Make it an easy evening.

Friday: Creative, playful day.

Saturday: Made for a holiday party.

Sunday: Clean up and power through your tasks.


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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Exact Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, December 11 at 8:04 PM through Monday, December 12 at 4:41 AM (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, December 13 at 9:57 PM through Wednesday, December 14 at 4:09 AM (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, December 15 at 1:37 PM through Friday, December 16 at 5:15 AM (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, December 18: 8:55 AM-9:52 AM (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, December 20:  5:56 PM-6:40 PM (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, December 22 at 11:31 AM through Friday, December 23 at 6:32 AM (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, December 24 at 11:22 PM through Sunday, December 25 at 7:19 PM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, December 27 at 5:45 PM through Wednesday, December 28 at 7:12 AM (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, December 30: 0:07 AM-5:29 PM (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, January 1 at 11:59 PM through Monday, January 2 at 1:57 AM (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, January 4: 8:14 AM-8:20 AM (Moon into Aries)

Friday, January 6: 10:41 AM-12:18 PM (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, January 7 at 6:23 PM through Sunday, January 8 at 2:06 PM (Moon into Gemini)


Monday, December 12: 4:04-12:41 (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, December 14: 5:57-12:09 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, December 15 at 21:37 through Friday, December 16 at 13:15 (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, December 18: 16:55-17:52 (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, December 21:  1:56-2:40 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, December 22 at 19:31 through Friday, December 23 at 14:32 AM (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, December 25 at 7:22 through Monday, December 26 at 3:19 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, December 27: 1:45-15:12 (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, December 30: 8:07 through Saturday, December 31 at 1:29 (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, January 1 at 7:59-9:57 (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, January 4: 16:14-16:20 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, January 6: 18:41-20:18 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, January 8: 2:23-22:06 (Moon into Gemini)


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