Welcome to December, Everyone! We have officially made it out of eclipse season and have the opportunity to begin rebuilding after a season of immense self-reflection and transformation. This month astrologically will be a lot lighter compared to what we have experienced in the previous months, but it is still gifting us the opportunity to continue on our path towards enlightenment and reawakening. Like all astrological transits, we have the invitation to heal, refill our spiritual cups and make strides toward aligning with our highest selves. In this post, I will highlight this month’s major astrological transits. I am not covering all of the astrological transits occurring during this time, however, I will be covering the ones that I feel will be affecting us the most.
December Astrological Timeline:
December 6th - Mercury Enters Capricorn
December 7th - Full Moon in Gemini
December 21st - Winter Solstice / Capricorn Season Begins
December 23 - New Moon In Capricorn
December 29th - Mercury retrograde in Capricorn
We are currently in Sagittarius season which will last up until the 21st of this month. Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign ruled by the planet Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion. Sagittarius pushes us on the quest for wisdom through experience and adventure. Sagittarius teaches us how to transform the knowledge we acquire into wisdom that we can share with the masses to foster collective change. Backed by the planet Jupiter, Sagittarius teaches us that there are no limitations to what and who we can become and that the only limitations we have are ultimately the ones we place on ourselves. Sagittarius season is here to remind us of the beauty in starting over and that approaching change and new circumstances with optimism and the fiery energy of passion keeps our hearts and minds open to being expanded. Sagittarius season is a time to come back into alignment with our truth, with our most authentic selves.
December 6th - Mercury Enters Capricorn
Mercury is our own personal “messenger” describing how we learn and perceive reality, and then how we communicate to others our knowledge and perceptions of the world around us.
On December 6th we have mercury entering the sign of Capricorn. Mercury is the planet of the mind, with Capricorn being in mercury you can expect a more grounded and practical mindset. Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign that prides itself on its ambition and dedication. Capricorns are the hardest workers of the zodiac and love nothing more than to achieve their dreams and reach new heights in life. When Capricorn enters mercury we will be inspired to think and act in ways that will help us reach our goals. With Capricorn’s influence, we can expect things to clear up a bit concerning our thoughts which will gift us the opportunity to focus on the thoughts that will help us build toward a more fruitful future. One of the biggest takeaways from Capricorn being in mercury will be the building of our ideas. Capricorns are not just dreamers, they also have the dedication and discipline enough to bring their dreams to reality. Capricorns teach us to dream and make our dreams a reality through hard work and discipline. Because of Capricorn’s straightforward nature when mercury enters Capricorn we can expect things that were once foggy and grey to become very clear.
Things to be cautious of during this time:
+Confrontation or misuse of power.
Because of Capricorn’s cardinal energy, they tend to be the leaders of the pack which at times makes it hard for them to take instruction or direction from others. Be firm in your thinking but also be open to other perspectives as well.
though being hyper-focused and disciplined can lead to tangible results we oftentimes get so fixated on one way of achieving or doing something that we oftentimes are not open to other perspectives or alternative methods of achieving the same goal in mind.
Keep communication light during this time, be focused and disciplined in your mind and your thoughts and word choices, and be flexible during this time!
December 7th - Full Moon in Gemini
Facts About Gemini:
Gemini - May 21- June 20
Ruling Planet- Mercury
Crystals - Agate, Citrine, Sapphire
Attributes: Communicative, Witty, Adaptable, Synergistic, Mischievous, Fickle
On December 7th we have the last full moon of the calendar year in the sign of Gemini. Gemini is ruled by the planet mercury, which is the planet of communication. Gemini is accordingly excellent at guiding change and transformation. These curious twins are terrific pioneers, using their energy to spearhead innovative creative projects. A fearless thinker, Gemini is always down to try something new. But after they have shared their progressive vision with the world, it’s best to let these twins get back to being more recluse and introspective. These hyperactive air signs have short attention spans and are most satisfied when they can move fluidly from one idea to the next.
Representing the element air which is essentially connected to the mind and our thoughts, our internal and external communication, our verbal and non-verbal cues and anything regards to how we internally think and communicate with ourselves. Gemini is ruled by the planet mercury (the sign of communication) and is represented by the two twins which essentially allows us to understand that Gemini represents the duality we have with our innermost selves. The duality of both our internal communication with self as well as our external communication with others highlights how the way we receive and process information and thoughts can ultimately lead to how we experience life and others externally. Gemini, represented by the twins, shows us the duality between both our human selves and our spiritual selves as well. On the dark side yes, it can be interpreted as madness and chaos and a constant tug of war, however, on the light side think of how beautiful it can be to internally be at peace and share that gift with the world. Geminis gift the world with perspective, a perspective that allows others to see that your innermost self should be in harmony with whom you feel you are externally.
You can manifest during any lunar cycle, remember it’s all about intention with this type of work, however, full moons are typically not ideal for displaying new things or drawing in new energy. Unlike new moons(where you draw in new energy), Full moons come at the end of a lunar cycle and represent change, release, and clearing space for a new lunar cycle to begin again. Full moons remind us of where in our lives we need to let go and make space for new fresh energy to come in. During this full moon period, we are being called to be more patient with ourselves and get more in tune with our human side and find the balance between our spiritual selves and our human selves. Integration will be a huge theme under this full moon. Both our human and spirit sides don’t always work in sync with one another and that challenge can oftentimes create chaos and inner turmoil in our human experience. Our human selves want stability and are often driven by our external desires, while our spiritual side asks us to follow our hearts’ desires and do things that truly bring us joy on a soul level. finding a balance between these two perspectives can oftentimes be tricky, however, this full moon is our opportunity to merge the two. Trust your instincts under this Full Moon, and if you need, the Universe will send signs of confirmation your way. We have to keep pushing, keep adapting, and keep challenging ourselves to continue our mission. Our human mission is to stay alive and healthy for as long as possible and to feel secure and stable. Our soul mission is to experience all the emotions: to love, to lose, to adapt, to grow, and to transform. Life is a juggle between the two, but this Full Moon offers a bridge, helping us to find our balance and to nourish both sides of our experience here during this time.
December 21, 2022 - Winter Solstice / Capricorn Season