Happy New Decade! — Forecast for Dec. 30th – Jan. 5th
This week’s headline items: Uranus starts to slow down (station) on Monday, getting ready to end it’s 5-month Retrograde phase; the first Quarter Moon in Aries becomes exact on Thursday late evening, and Mars changes signs from Scorpio to Sagittarius on Friday early morning. We are still in Eclipse Season (and will be until Jan. 24th).
There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Monday early morning (for a little over 5 hours), Wednesday late evening (almost 2 hours) and Friday evening (15 hours).
Before we get to this week’s forecast, let me mention this one last time:
Last chance to take advantage of the biggest holiday sale ever! Take advantage of the 50% discount to all of my Soul-based Astrology courses online, click here for more info. Only lasts until Dec. 30th at midnight!
Now, this week’s Forecast…
Monday, Dec. 30th:
Monday, the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius. It will journey there, until 10:41am EST. The energy of the Aquarian Moon relates to our instinct for improvement. Reactions are more intellectual than emotional; interactions more impersonal than personal. We are likely to have an increased fascination with the new and unusual.
Social gatherings, anything connected with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas and methods, progress: all these are promoted during the time the Moon moves through Aquarius. Again: we have our eyes on the future — or on outer space 🙂 Personal freedom becomes paramount.
Monday at 5:24am EST, we enter a Moon Void of Course (VoC), that lasts for a little over 5 hours until 10:41am EST. We are experiencing two quite different needs, pulling us in different directions: On the one hand, we feel a strong need to break the rules and move towards our future visions.
On the other hand, we want to connect to what feels familiar and comfortable. Do your best to use this intuitive time to make adjustments, slow things down a little, and find creative solutions that honor both drives. 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 Monday morning ahead of time.
Monday at 10:41am EST, the Moon moves into creative, sensitive Pisces, where it will journey until Wednesday late evening. This Moon placement often finds us more sensitive, intuitive, idealistic and imaginative than normal. We also have a greater capacity for compassion, sympathy and affection for all — but especially for those who suffer or can be regarded as the underdog.
But… that very idealism could also be our downfall at this time: We tend to see the best in everyone and everything, and when reality doesn’t match our idyllic vision, we might feel upset and even victimized by those harsh realities. A way out of this is to channel our idealism into spiritual or creative endeavors.
It’s also a great time for releasing fears — especially the ones based on a sense of separation — and experiencing “oneness”. Feelings tend to flow more freely; as best as you can, let them — in fact, “going with the flow” is the best way to go for the next couple of days.
Monday late afternoon, a harmonious Mercury/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 5:22pm EST. We started to feel this aspect build from last week, Saturday evening (Dec. 28th) on; it will remain strong until this Wednesday evening (Jan. 1st). This aspect supports a connection between our higher mind and our day-to-day mind. We are able to receive inspiration from higher places and maybe even look into the future.
We are able to communicate our vision for a better future; insights arise from these communications. Original, creative insights and ideas can appear out of nowhere; as best as you can, stay open to these unique “downloads” — they might change how you see and proceed with life 😉
This is a good time to communicate online, engage in computer-related activities or scientific projects, and also for anything metaphysical. Group activities like Meetups are great things to be involved with right now — especially if they allow us to share our vision for a better financial future.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in…
ALREADY A MEMBER? Log into your Member’s account and keep reading!
GET IT ALL! Get the whole Forecast — as well as other awesome and exclusive content — become a site member (still, for the price of a cappuccino!) 😉
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 0-6 degree of Capricorn, Taurus, or Virgo? If so, you will feel especially blessed by this connection. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Aquarius (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius)
Tuesday, Dec. 31st:
Tuesday, the Moon remains in creative, sensitive Pisces all day (see Monday late morning for details).
Monday night/Tuesday very early morning, Uranus starts to slow down (station). It will come to a halt in 2.5º of Taurus (on Jan. 10th — ending its 5-month Retrograde phase). Uranus will move more slowly for almost four weeks between now and Jan. 23rd, anything connected to its energy will come into our awareness quite strongly: We have to face what this planet is trying to communicate to us.
Uranus is all about breaking away from traditional values, moving towards a new future, a future that serves others as well as ourselves. Keyword: Freedom. We might have flashes of insight or new ideas about what needs to change in our lives. Definitely expect the unexpected.
Uranus also rules electronics, technology and the internet, so don’t be surprised if you experience some interruptions or short-term failures in these areas. Group activities are also ruled by Uranus, so these will also be more at the forefront of our awareness. As best as you can, stay open and flexible, go with the flow — and pay attention to those messages from the Universe 😉
As best as you can, take a closer look at whatever is “in your face” for the next 3.5 weeks. Our intuitions will be very strong during this time and we have access to sudden insights and ideas. This gives us the opportunity to take a look to see how free we actually feel.
What might this be for you? Where do you feel the desire to break free? If “Freedom” were an important value for you, how might it show up in your life? Where have you denied yourself permission to be free? Unique? Simply yourself?
With this much erratic energy moving through us, we are best off honoring this movement, and “shaking it out”. Rather than expecting everyone’s values to be the same, it will serve us now to focus on aligning our own unique visions and desires with certain partnerships, creating deeper, more trusting connections wherever we can.
This also provides an opportunity to look at how free we truly feel within our financial partnerships and intimate relationships. Are you expressing your individuality to the fullest in those partnerships? Are you connecting to a larger vision? Is anything holding you back? What did you discover about your unique visions, values, and financial freedoms these past 5 months?
Is your Sun-sign or Ascendant in Aquarius? Or do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 0-5 degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius or Leo? If so, you are more affected by this station.
Tuesday late afternoon, we get an opportunity to be wholly present; also to bring a greater awareness to our current relationship to self-mastery. This is a great time to be looking for practical advice around our long-term goals. As best as you can, bring a sense of flow and faith to your business dealings, and allow yourself to take it one step at a time.
Tuesday evening, we feel more sensitive and need to slow down a little. This is a great time for spiritual or creative endeavors. Energy work, or anything that requires our intuitive side, will work best for the next several hours.
Since this is also the last day of 2019 (and also of the decade), I would like to invite you to prepare for the coming year! Get ready for 2020! Enjoy this 15.min. teaser from our “All of 2020!” Forum — Click here to watch the Teaser
Purchase the whole 100min. webinar — 2020, A Look Ahead: click here
(If you are a Star or SuperStar Member please check your inbox or junk mail for the mp4-video recording. I sent it out on Dec. 17th in the morning).
Wednesday, Jan. 1st:
On Wednesday, the Moon remains in creative, sensitive Pisces, until 11:00pm EST (see Monday late morning for details). We are entering 2020 with compassion in our hearts and a connection to the energy field all around us. As best as you can, visualize a future that you would like to step into — visualize a decade aligned with your dreams — and do your best to align those dreams for the highest and best interest of everyone involved.
Wednesday morning, we get an opportunity to be very present — and also to focus on practicalities and long-term plans. As best as you can, bring a sense of flow and faith to your business dealings.
Also, Wednesday morning, we have the opportunity to be guided by inspiration, and fully commit to a project or task that might serve us long-term. As best as you can, listen and trust to the subtle messages in your heart, that stir you towards success.
Wednesday late evening, at 9:14pm EST, we enter a Moon Void of Course (VoC), that lasts for almost 2 hours until 11pm EST. Use this intuitive time to connect with others (and yourself) with gentleness and compassion. Taking actions on deeply transformative and spiritual endeavors are favored right now.
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 late evening ahead of time.
Wednesday at 11:00pm EST, the Moon movies into pioneering, fast-paced Aries, where it will journey until Saturday late morning. Life is an adventure, we’re more open to new ideas, and have great enthusiasm for new projects. Patience is certainly not our strong suit at this time, but we can decide quickly, and act immediately.
Our independence and dynamism are important to us right now, so we may find it hard to be disciplined or accept advice at this time; in general, our responses to others tend to be more assertive or even aggressive. If you find your foot tapping, try hitting the gym, or finding other ways to burn off the body’s excess energy. This Moon Placement starts the build up to the first Quarter Moon (exact Thursday late evening).
Thursday, Jan. 2nd:
Thursday, the Moon remains in pioneering, fast-paced Aries all day (see Wednesday late evening for details).
Thursday very early morning, has lots of potential for healing around family, the “mother archetype”, home, and our past in general. We may feel more sensitive and insecure about what we identity with, and around our ability to be assertive; this gives us the opportunity to give ourselves some compassion, acceptance and nurturing in the face of our sensitivities and limitations.
Thursday late morning, a Mercury/Jupiter alignment in almost 7 degrees of Capricorn becomes exact at 11:42am EST. We started to feel this aspect build from Tuesday morning on, it will be strong until Saturday evening. This alignment brings optimism and a tendency to talk and think more; it favors planning and prioritizing business goals, submitting applications and forms, and test taking.
We can more readily exercise good judgment, take a more philosophical approach to thinking, and find it easier to bring wholeness and order into our business dealings. There is a sense of mental expansion; we see our long-term goals as a place of adventure and personal growth.
We are optimistic and enthusiastic — and things tend to go well as a result — it’s all about thinking big and planning it out. What if expanding our conception of authority, society in general, and government contribution helped us be more peaceful and calm? What if that helped us manifest our desires?
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 4-10 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 Gemini, Virgo, or Sagittarius (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo, so those folks will always be affected more strongly by Mercury’s movements and aspects; Jupiter rules Sagittarius)
Thursday late evening, the first Quarter Moon in a little over 12 degrees of Aries becomes exact. We started to feel this aspect build from the moment the Moon entered Aries Wednesday late evening. The Moon in pioneering, enthusiastic, fast-paced Aries makes a challenging aspect to the Sun practical, cautious, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn.
Last week (Dec. 26th) saw a powerful New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Capricorn. If we set some intentions on Dec. 28th or 29th, we are now ready to make some adjustments. This is a time to stretch and grow — and create some forward momentum — in fact, we may feel compelled to act, stirring up anxiety or overwhelm, so just go one breath at a time.
Remember, we’re still in Eclipse Season until Jan. 24th, and thus don’t have all the information we need to move brand-new projects forward yet. Allow for changes, remain flexible and adaptable, and find creative solutions in day-to-day interactions with others. Allow also for new downloads and for the release of “old” codes and conditioning. Simply put: an open mind and heart will serve us best (that’s true in general, but especially true until Eclipse season ends 😉
Another thing to remember: if something is beginning or ending in a way that seems organic… allow it to be. As best as you can, observe your feelings and stay grounded in the “here and now”. Connect to your intuition and inner wisdom; they will help carry you through this period. We are receiving a consciousness upgrade — that’s a good thing!
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 10-14 degrees of Aries, Capricorn, Libra or Cancer? If so, you will feel the effects of this first Quarter Moon more strongly than otherwise. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer)
Friday, Jan. 3rd:
Friday, the Moon remains in pioneering, fast-paced Aries all day (see Wednesday late evening for details).
Friday early morning, at 4:37am EST, Mars changes signs from passionate Scorpio to adventurous Sagittarius, where it will journey, until Feb. 16th. With this placement, we are going to feel a little restless, maybe even impatient at times — we want to explore. This is a great time to get into sports or some athletic activity. We have so many ideas and interests that we can’t just stick to one thing right now, so we may have several projects running at the same time.
It’s a time when we prefer to improvise and just wing it. That makes it more fun and brings a sense of adventure to our day. We also like to have some good debates with others, persuading them to share our beliefs. It’s not the best time to get too serious about life, as we prefer to feel free-flowing and excited about new things — especially when we can learn something new 😉
If you have an Aries Sun-sign or Rising-sign, you are going to feel more adventurous and probably more impatient. You may want to explore new sports or physical activities. If you are a Sagittarius Sun-sign or Rising sign, you will feel quite energized for the next 12 weeks. Channeling this energy into physical exercise or a project might be advisable.
Friday late morning, we have an opportunity to connect with like-minded people and move a project forward that is dear to us. It’s time for action: What small (or even large) action steps could you take? Or is it a question of “who” rather than “how”?
Friday early evening, we are invited to make some adjustments in our lives and find creative solutions to seemingly incompatible situations. On the one hand, we are invited to focus on building solid foundations under any long-term goals currently underway. Some helpful questions you could ask yourself: What benefits might I reap from taking it one step at a time?
On the other hand, we have this need to make time for personal desires and needs; here, you could ask yourself: What does my inner teenager require to be happy at this time?
Friday at 8:18pm EST, we enter a Moon Void of Course (VoC), that lasts for 15 hours until 11:15am EST (Saturday late morning). Use this intuitive time to make some adjustments and find creative ways to work with the energies at play: On the one hand, as best as you can, follow your inner compass and take care of your own needs; on the other hand, deepen your authentic connection to whatever you are building long-term.
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 evening until Saturday late morning ahead of time.
Saturday, Jan. 4th:
Saturday, the Moon remains in pioneering, fast-paced Aries and VoC until 11:15am EST; at that time, the Moon moves into steady, peaceful Taurus, where it will journey until next week, Monday late evening (Jan. 6th).
We love all physical comforts, prefer consistency, and would rather stick with what we know works well. In other words: change is not our favorite thing and “rushing things” goes against our grain.
What is our favorite thing for the next two days? It’s probably, slowing down and getting in touch with whatever delights our senses 😉
Saturday early afternoon, we are invited to make some internal adjustments: We may want to have some peace and quiet, while at the same time, wanting to connect with others and have an outdoors adventure.
Saturday late afternoon, if possible, connect with people that can support your projects on a practical level, and share with them what you have going on.
Sunday, Jan. 5th:
Sunday, the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus all day (see Saturday late morning for details).
On Sunday very early morning, it is best to slow down a little and explore what’s sitting right in front of us that needs to be taken care of, so we can gain a new perspective around our goals and accomplishments; expanding too fast will backfire right now.
Sunday late morning, is a great time to share about earthly issues and support each other in practical ways.
Sunday late afternoon, a harmonious Mars/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 4:53pm EST. We started feeling this aspect build from Tuesday evening on; it will be strong until next week, Friday. This gives us a chance to learn to accept our desire and anger as valid — so that when we express them, we do so naturally and confidently, without harming ourselves or others — simply allowing ourselves to feel anger and talk about it, just as we would about joy.
Ask yourself: What if I brought understanding and compassion to anger or assertiveness? What if my desires were valid? We may also find that a humorous or courageous approach can carry us through feelings of insecurity or shame. We’d like to go beyond what we already know to gain new perspectives, learn about a greater vision of the masculine nature, or simply bring healing where we believe it’s needed.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in the following: 0-5 degrees of Sagittarius, Aries, Leo or 28-29 degrees of Scorpio, Pisces, or Cancer? If so, you will be most blessed by this aspect. Or perhaps your Ascendant or Sun-sign is in Aries? If so, you are especially blessed by this aspect.
Sunday evening, we have an opportunity to meet our need for material comfort with a gentler, more intuitive approach. Inner and outer beauty is key!
A heads up for next Monday (Jan. 6th): the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus until 9:11pm EST (see Saturday late morning for details). At 7:08am EST, we enter a Moon Void of Course (VoC), that lasts for a little over 14 hours until 9:11pm EST; at that time, the Moon moves into chatty, versatile Gemini, where it will journey until Thursday very early morning (Jan. 9th). Monday night/Tuesday very early morning, an opportune Sun/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 1:21am EST; we start to feel this aspect build from Jan. 4th on; it will be strong until Jan. 8th. Lastly, Uranus’ Station intensifies until Jan. 14th. More about all the details in next week’s forecast 🙂
One More Announcement:
Join me for the first FORECASTING FORUM of the year, on Sunday Jan. 12th, 2020 at 8:30am PST/11:30am EST/4:30pm GMT. Please note that we’ll take a look at this year’s first powerful Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Cancer-Capricorn, exact on Jan. 10th, 2020.
What is coming to fruition?
Where are you ready to jump ahead?
What seeds are you planting for the next 35-year Saturn/Pluto cycle?
If you want to align yourself with these potent energies, join me live or sign up for the mp4-video presentation. To join for FREE every month, become a Star Member on my site.
To register for this month only, click here — Early Bird Special available until Jan. 9th!
Here is a testimonial from one of our participants after joining our most recent Forum:
“This is a thrilling time. So grateful you are providing these webinars. Happy Holidays, Sonja” — Tanya T.
Have a fantastic week! Happy New Year & New Decade! And Happy Eclipse season!
PS: To apply my forecasts and videos to your own birth chart, watch my 30-minute class on: “How to Read Your Birth Chart” and feel free to go to my Facebook Fan page for my daily forecasts 😉
Sonja’s passion is for connecting with people and helping them transform their lives. This led her to train as a life coach, in addition to her lifelong study of Astrology. With her Readings, her coaching and her Soul-Based Astrology Courses she aims to empower and support people in fulfilling their life’s potential and aligning with Soul Purpose.