The Pursuit of Self-Mastery — Forecast for Dec. 23rd – 29th

 

This week’s headline items: The Chiron Station ends on Tuesday, a powerful New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Capricorn becomes exact on Wednesday night/Thursday very early morning, on Friday night/Saturday very early morning, it’s time to start setting our Solar Eclipse Intentions, and Mercury changes signs from Sagittarius to Capricorn late on Saturday evening.

There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Monday until 11:34am EST, Wednesday morning (for almost 10.5 hours) and Friday afternoon (for a little over 8 hours).

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Now, this week’s Forecast…

 

Monday, Dec. 23rd:

Monday, the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio and VoC until 11:34am EST. We feel things deeply and have “X-Ray Vision” and “Bullshit-Smelling Abilities”.

Emotional authenticity is extremely important to us at this time; anything less than 100% emotional honesty could be perceived as flat-out dishonest. Once we feel safe trusting someone, we want to merge with them, preferably forever… as long as our trust is never betrayed.

The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power. This occurs by a process of subtraction — it urges us to let go of whatever disempowers us. It’s therefore an excellent time to look at “old” fears, limiting habits or emotional attachments, especially those stemming from past traumas.

Monday late morning, a challenging Sun/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 10:17am EST. We started to feel this aspect from last week, Friday evening on; it will remain strong until this Thursday evening. This asks us to stretch ourselves and expand from within. We might feel less confident about who we are, and have a hard time projecting a social “front”. Our conditioning and wounded sense of Self may be out of harmony with each other.

As best as you can, take this as an opportunity to make space for feeling vulnerable or emotional without seeing yourself as weak or “less than”. It is perfectly ok to be yourself and feel insecure once in a while; as best as you can, bring compassion and love to yourself and others. After all, we are all human…

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (MC) or personal planets in the following: 0-5 degree of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, Libra, or 28-29 degrees of Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo, or Gemini? If so, you will feel the effects of this aspect more strongly than otherwise. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo (the Sun rules Leo).

Monday at 11:34am EST, the Moon moves into optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius, where it will journey until Wednesday afternoon. New experiences and adventures satisfy a deep emotional need. The Sagittarius Moon persuades us to come from intuition and think in a broader manner.

We seek meaning and ideas that expand upon the “here and now”; we pursue truth and a new vision — the big picture, rather than the details. Spontaneity is key, we’d rather improvise than plan; this may tip into just “winging it”. We could also overdo or overstate.

Monday afternoon, we might find ourselves wanting to explore a new healing modality for body, mind, and heart, aimed at a renewing our enthusiasm for life. We are capable of being compassionate and forgiving with ourselves at this time — and a gentle and holistic approach is best.

Monday late afternoon: we experience a need for inner adjustments. We feel uneasy or awkward and need to make a choice. Making this choice demands we develop inner awareness around two very different urges: on the one hand, the desire to mentally explore and go beyond what we already know — and on the other hand, the need for breakthroughs or change connected to the physical plane.

We need to ask ourselves here: What might become possible if…

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We need to ask ourselves here: What might become possible if I got 5% more comfortable with being uncomfortable? Or 5% more comfortable embracing uncertainty?

Tuesday, Dec. 24th:

Tuesday, the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius all day (see Monday late morning for details).

Tuesday very early morning, after 12:13am EST: we are now within 48 hours of the Eclipse. Allow for the new templates to download, stay centered, and do your best to ground from within — try using conscious breathing, flexibility — and best of all, see if you can move to the “observer position” when it comes to the emotional and mental body…

There is some potent energy coming our way — prepare yourself to be transformed by it, by allowing for the consciousness upgrade to be installed. Feel free to also watch my video on the subject.

This is a good time to slow things down and go within. For many of us, this will be a stretch, as we want to do just the opposite: we’d rather jump the gun on something new. This is quite common right before a Solar Eclipse. As best as you can, stay grounded, take a deep breath, exhale any tensions… and connect to your inner wisdom.

It all comes down to this: just for now and just as best as you can… could you simply allow what is… simply “to be”? Could you simply hang out as the “observer” until the upgrade is complete?

Rather than starting something brand-new, put all that energy into completing things. The last Solar Eclipse was in early July 2019. Think back to that time (if you can 🙂 — what did you start around then? How could you complete it or move to the next level?

As best as you can, take the days immediately before and after the Eclipse for meditation, walks in nature, creative or spiritual endeavors — anything that supports going within and tapping into your inner divinity. Of course if, like most of us, you have other obligations, find other ways (f you possibly can) to get quiet and be with your higher Self — even if that just means “taking a breather” here and there.

Tuesday afternoon, we may need to make some adjustments. As best you can, honor both your need for adventure and exploration of life and your need to go within. You may feel a pull between introvert and extrovert, or simply fast and slow. Tune in for a moment and see if you need to take a break or at least slow down a little. As best as you can, be compassionate and kind with yourself.

Tuesday late afternoon, a harmonious Sun/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 4:44pm EST. We started to feel this aspect build from last week Saturday evening (Dec. 21st) on, it will remain strong until this Friday evening . This aspect connects us to a strong energy field — physical and metaphysical. We feel alive, we want to create a better future for ourselves and others, and we are excited to do it. Watch out for messages from the Universe 🙂

Originality and innovation come easy to us, as does connection with like-minded people. We can celebrate (and leverage) our idealism and unorthodox approaches to life’s challenges. What if you expressed what’s uniquely “you” without apologies? What if you did it with authenticity and enthusiasm? And, looking at things from a different angle: What might be possible with a bigger network of like-minded people?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 0-6 degrees of  Capricorn, Taurus, or Virgo? If so, you will be more blessed by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aquarius or Leo (the Sun rules Leo; Uranus rules Aquarius).

Also, Tuesday, Chiron ends its Station (in 1.5º of Aries) and gets back to its normal pace through the sky. We have a chance to implement everything we learned during the retrograde phase and move forward with healing any physical, sexual, or “identity” wounds, or insecurities and sensitivities that came up around the masculine energies.

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Wednesday, Dec. 25th:

Wednesday, the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius until 4:45pm EST (see Monday late morning for details).

Wednesday at 6:18am EST, we enter a Moon Void of Course (VoC), that lasts for almost 10.5 hours until 4:45pm EST. Use this intuitive time to connect with others (and with yourself) through exploration of something exciting. Could you look at the bigger picture? Take a broader-minded approach? What if you also communicated your enthusiasm, new found perspective, or new approach?

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don’t start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Wednesday morning until the late afternoon ahead of time.

Wednesday at 4:45pm EST, the Moon moves into practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn, where it will journey until Friday night/Saturday very early morning. We tend to be more realistic, serious, cautious; this can support practical endeavors and financial matters.

Our ambition surges and brings with it a need for structure and planning; when you add in the pragmatism this aspect supports, you can see how this could be a very productive time for business and long-term goals. Our reputation becomes very important to us.

As best as you can during this aspect, avoid “should-ing” on yourself. Take the pressure off, perhaps by saying “I am doing the best I can and that’s all I can ever do” 😉

Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn; it is currently transiting through its own sign, making this a great time to take look at your long-term aspirations and anything that you would like to master over the next three years. It’s also a great time to take a more serious look at our strategies for self-mastery.

For starters: Do you truly see “what’s so” in your life (as opposed to what you merely wish it to be, or what you would like it to be, or where you see yourself going, etc)? What is actually so right now? Once you have a handle on where “A” is, it’s easier to “go from A to B” — whether “B” is self-mastery or standing on the mountaintop.

Wednesday evening, we are invited to make adjustments and find creative solutions to seemingly insoluble situations. As best as you can, make space for looking into some alternative exercise programs or holistic approaches to your personal projects and current long-term commitments. Compassion is key 😉

Wednesday late evening, we are invited to connect with like-minded people, and learn something new about our unique talents or value to the world. We are better able to connect to anything that involves a long-term commitment. We perhaps might also implement revolutionary business practices or government programs that support our values and make life tangibly more enjoyable.

Thursday, Dec. 26th:

Thursday, the Moon remains in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn all day (see Wednesday late afternoon for details).

Wednesday night/Thursday very early morning, at 12:13am EST, the Moon aligns with the Sun in 4 degrees of Capricorn, launching both a new Moon and a new Eclipse cycle. Feel free to also watch my video on the subject

Eclipse season is started on Dec. 16th, 2019 and lasts until Jan. 24th, 2020: Eclipses usually come in pairs — Solar and Lunar Eclipse — so Eclipse season starts 10 days before the first Eclipse, continues through the time of the second Eclipse (exact on Jan. 10th) and ends with the Lunar Eclipse cycle, at the time of the New Moon in Aquarius on Jan. 24th.

Between Dec. 16th and Jan. 24th, allow for the new templates to download; stay centered and do your best to ground from within — try using conscious breathing and conscious flexibility — and best of all, see if you can move to the “observer position” when it comes to the emotional and mental body… And remember: this won’t last forever — on Jan. 24th, the downloads are complete 😉

Eclipses are a time for clarifying and affirming our highest path. We are bound to experience a release of some sort — and a recalibration — “old” codes will get deleted and new ones downloaded — especially in connection with the laws of matter, earthly ambitions, contributions to society, and living in pure accordance with our conscience, from a place of maturity and inner guidance.

The Sun and Moon are connected to one of the Moon Nodes during an Eclipse, emphasizing the evolutionary upgrades that are available to us during such times.

Eclipses switch between South Node and North Node Eclipses. The last Eclipse in July was a North Node Eclipse in Cancer. What have you discovered about Self-care since July? How have you been doing at taking care of your emotional well-being? What emotional “needs” are calling out to be met? What is coming to completion? Or moving to the next level?

This Eclipse is connected to the South Node — and South Node Eclipses can help us release energies or attachments that no longer serve our Soul’s evolution. We get to redefine how we are moving with this particular energy in our lives.

We started 2019 with a South Node Eclipse in 15.5 degrees of Capricorn (on Jan. 5th), and we are ending the year with another one in 4º of Capricorn; this indicates that we are continuing to release or redefine certain outdated structures in our lives, or take a more serious look at the commitments we are ready to make, some of which would definitely be long-term in nature.

The last South Node Solar Eclipse in 4º of Capricorn was on Dec. 25th, 2000. We are likely to experience a resonance between now and that time — “resonant”, rather than identical — so think back to the Winter of 2000/2001: Were there any major endings and beginnings? What was important back then? If you were to take those priorities to the next level, where would that next level find you?

If you’re looking for more guidance on those questions, I would suggest taking a look at your Natal Chart — the House placement of the Eclipse will indicate which areas of life are most ready to release outdated structures and go to a new level of consciousness.

If that idea appeals, check out my 30-minute class, “How to Read My Birth Chart” — you might also want to purchase the latest Forecasting Forum, where we took a Look at the Year Ahead, as well as the upcoming Eclipses. Before you invest in the 100min. webinar about 2020, click here to watch a 15-min. Teaser

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Do you have your Ascendant or any personal planets in 0-9 degrees of Capricorn, Cancer, Aries, or Libra? If so, you are more affected by this powerful New Moon/Solar Eclipse; the same is true for those of us with our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo, the Moon rules Cancer).

Setting Intentions for a Solar Eclipse is a little different from the regular monthly New Moon process — after all, we are setting those intentions for the whole 6-month Eclipse cycle, rather than just for the next 28 days. It is best to set our Intentions 48 hours after the the Solar Eclipse becomes exact, and not during a Moon VoC.

The best and most potent times to set your Solar Eclipse Intentions is therefore any time between 12:21am Saturday very early morning on Dec. 28th until 12:13am Monday very early morning, Dec. 30th (that’s Eastern Time in the US — the New York time zone).

Make them powerful — after all, they cover the next six months — and if possible, align them with the Capricorn energy!

If you live in a timezone other than EST (US East Coast-time), and converting time zones isn’t your thing, I suggest joining my Facebook page and/or following me on Twitter. I will post reminders on Saturday and Sunday to let you know when it is time to set your intentions 😉

Thursday late evening, we have an opportunity to soften our need for accomplishment with a gentler, more intuitive approach.

Friday, Dec. 27th:

Friday, the Moon remains in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn all day (see Wednesday late afternoon for details).

Friday early afternoon, a Sun/Jupiter alignment in 5.5 degrees of Capricorn becomes exact at 1:25pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from Monday evening on; it will be strong until Tuesday morning. This is the start of a “new you” with more confidence and faith; we have a chance to create a world of adventure and personal growth within our long-term goals.

We feel optimistic — and that helps us attract positive circumstances. If you’ve been thinking about launching a new long-term project, this would be an excellent time to do so; this is especially true for projects connected to the Capricorn energy — things like career goals, business dealings, long-term projects, long-term aspirations — or the pursuit of self-mastery and repute as an expert out there in the world.

Government programs or affiliations can also flourish at this time, as can big business ventures with long-lasting impact; here too, we may well feel more vital, confident, and optimistic — but may also be prone to exaggeration.

Given that we strongly prefer to see the good in the world at this time, this is also a good time to resolve conflicts concerning our status in the world, or around our business relationships. Events may give our ego a boost, and we could be feeling quite perky and “alive”. Take advantage of this by promoting yourself or putting yourself “out there”.

If we don’t channel all this energy into something that elevates our mind and soul, we may become a little restless or stressed, so ask yourself: Where does all this energy coming through want to go? How might I use it to my advantage? Could I use it to go beyond what I’ve known myself to be?

This aspect also gives us an opportunity to be encouraging and optimistic with ourselves and others, as we deal with inner and outer limitations, challenges, or pressures. Our perspective on what we have endured or worked towards since early 2019 might change as we begin to see some possibilities around long-term goals and the structures we have been building (or rebuilding) over the last several years.

Ask yourself: What’s the bigger picture that I can now see? What no longer looks so useful in my approach to my long-term goals? What if I got real about that? Could I be courageous enough to acknowledge what’s not working and simply correct it? Could I see the humor in my fallibility and limitations?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 2-9 degrees of Capricorn, Cancer, Aries, or Libra? If so, you will feel this alignment quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Sagittarius (the Sun rules Leo; Jupiter rules Sagittarius).

Friday at 4:03pm EST, we enter a Moon Void of Course (VoC), that lasts for a little over 8 hours until 12:21am EST (Saturday very early morning). Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to investigate your deepest motivations and align them with your long-term goals and achievements. We are capable of great focus for this period.

As with all opportunities in life, this one is not simply handed to us, we have to make something of it. Might deeper perspectives into our psyche move us closer to long-term goals?

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don’t start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Friday afternoon until Saturday very early morning ahead of time.

Saturday, Dec. 28th:

Saturday, the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius all day (see Friday night/Saturday very early morning for details).

Friday night/Saturday very early morning, at 12:21am EST, the Moon moves into freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius, where it will journey until next week, Monday late morning (Dec. 30th). With this Moon placement, we often feel emotionally detached; when we do connect to our feelings, it’s typically from a cerebral, intellectual place. We need a cause or project that resonates — preferably one where we can connect with like-minded people.

For the next couple of days, we’ll tend to be more eccentric or experimental; future-related issues like politics or education call to us now, as do unusual or even esoteric subjects like Astrology, UFOs… indeed anything from outer space. Our scientific approach to things leans on originality and ingenuity; we definitely love being unconventional.

The increased value we place on personal and emotional independence could make us come off as indifferent or cold in one-on-one interactions. That said, we can still be friendly and kind, provided we aren’t pushed into doing something conventional or unethical.

Saturday after 12:21am EST, is the best time to start setting our New Moon/Solar Eclipse Intentions. As mentioned on Thursday morning, with a Solar Eclipse it is best to wait until 48 hours after the Eclipse was exact before setting any intentions, as the energy of an Eclipse is quite intense, and it’s therefore wise to wait until the energy settles before setting our intentions.

As always, we also want to avoid any Moon void of course (VoC) phases; this time around that makes the best and most potent time for setting our intentions: today (Saturday) after 12:21am EST, and tomorrow (Sunday) all day — all the way through Monday very early morning at 12:13am EST.

Make your Intentions powerful — after all, they cover the next six months — and if possible, align them with the Solar Eclipse energies that I spoke about in my last video — you might want to watch it again if you are not sure anymore what they are — click here to watch my video on the Solar Eclipse 😉

If you live in a timezone other than EST (US East Coast-time), feel free to join my facebook Fan-page or follow me on twitter I will be posting reminders today and tomorrow throughout the day, to let you know that it is time to set your intentions 😉

For more details on how to set New Moon Intentions, click here or for my article on Solar Eclipse Intentionsclick here

Saturday early morning, we may feel pulled in two quite different directions: On the one hand, we experience a need for connecting with like-minded people and remaining objective; on the other hand, we want to make space for pursuing our financial vision — and we also want to break free from outdated value systems.

As such, we may have to address what we value in both in others, and in ourselves (which informs our self-worth); as best as you can, make adjustments and find creative solutions when it comes to these energies.

Saturday late evening, at 11:55pm EST, Mercury changes signs from optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius to practical, accomplishment-oriented, status-oriented Capricorn, where it will journey until Jan. 16th, 2020.

This is a time when our minds like to make concrete plans for the future. A systematic, practical approach to reaching our goals is now favored; we are good at focusing on practical matters and getting down to the essentials.

We do not waste any words at this time — what we say is truthful and to the point. We see reality very clearly now — and it might not look as rosy as we thought. As best as you can, use this time to get in touch with what’s real in your life — without going down the “rabbit hole” of pessimistic inadequacy 😉

Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo? If so, you will be more serious and possible more eager to accomplish concrete goals. Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Capricorn? If so, you will most likely feel more chatty for the next 3 weeks.

Sunday, Dec. 29th:

Sunday, the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius all day (see Saturday very early morning for details).

Sunday all day until tomorrow, Monday very early morning, at 12:13am EST, is still time to set our New Moon/Solar Eclipse Intentions. As mentioned yesterday already, with a Solar Eclipse it is best to wait until 48 hours after the Eclipse was exact before setting any intentions, as the energy of an Eclipse is quite intense, and it’s therefore wise to wait until the energy settles before setting our intentions.

Make your Intentions powerful — after all, they cover the next six months — and if possible, align them with the Solar Eclipse energies that I spoke about in my last video — you might want to watch it again if you are not sure anymore what they are — click here to watch my video on the Solar Eclipse 😉

If you live in a timezone other than EST (US East Coast-time), feel free to join my facebook Fan-page or follow me on twitter. I will be posting reminders today throughout the day, to let you know that it is time to set your intentions 😉

For more details on how to set New Moon Intentions, click here or for my article on Solar Eclipse Intentionsclick here

Sunday late evening, a challenging Mercury/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 11:58pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from Friday evening on; it will remain strong until Tuesday evening. This combination might bring up some insecurities in our verbal, in-person or email interactions.

That said, this could also be an opportunity for healing; we are energized to move past harsh criticism of ourselves or others, towards more loving and compassionate structures for thinking and communicating. As best as you can, stretch yourself — and be open to bringing love and understanding to it all (and that includes you) 🙂

For those of you who want to have a better understanding of your personal healing journey, feel free to get the mp3-recording of my Chiron workshop: “Healing with Astrology” Click here for more info. Please keep in mind that as a Member of this online community you have FREE access to this workshop via your Member’s account (click on the “My Courses”- tab)

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point or any personal planets in the following: 0-5 degree of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, or Libra, or 28-29 degrees of Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo, or Gemini? If so, you are more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo).

And…

A heads up for next Monday (Dec. 30th): the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius until 10:41am EST (see Saturday very early morning for details). At 5:24am EST, we enter a Moon Void of Course (VoC), that lasts for a little over 5 hours until 10:41am EST. At 10:41am EST, the Moon moves into creative, sensitive Pisces, where it will journey until Wednesday late evening. In the late afternoon, a harmonious Mercury/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 5:22pm EST; we started to feel this aspect from Dec. 28th on; it will remain strong until Jan. 1st 2020. Last but not least, also on Monday, Uranus starts to slow down (station) getting ready to end it’s 5-month Retrograde phase. More about all the details in next week’s forecast 🙂

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