- The Moon is in Scorpio all day (until Friday, December 19th, at 4:55 PM EST).
- The Moon is in its Last Quarter phase until 7:27 AM EST/the Moon is in its Waning Crescent phase from 7:27 AM EST.
- The Moon is waning.
Saturn is spending its last few days in the sign of Scorpio, dear Aries, until its return for a few months starting June. Recent pressures in your intimate relationships and financial life are easing. Nevertheless, you will be entering a period in which you might begin to question some of your long-held beliefs. The Moon’s presence in your solar eighth house today points to the need to dig a little more deeply. Don’t skim the surface of things right now. A little self-honesty will go a long way.
Saturn is spending its last few days in the sign of Scorpio, dear Taurus, until its return for a few months starting June. This week is good for bringing closure to a relationship matter. Spend time on regrets only if they are turned into a strategy for a better future. New issues you may be dealing with can center around power dynamics and finances. Adjustments to how you attempt to control yourself and your life will be necessary. Today, others’ plans and needs tend to take priority, as you find yourself in a supportive role.
Saturn is spending its last few days in the sign of Scorpio, dear Gemini, until its return for a few months starting next June. While work may have been burdensome recently, going forward, it’s likely to become less stressful. This week, there may be some closure involved with a health or work matter. Pay special attention to commitments made and go out of your way to honor them – you’ll feel much more comfortable with yourself if you do. Soon, you will be learning a lot about yourself and your needs from partnership. Today’s energies favor attention to details.
Saturn is spending its last few days in the sign of Scorpio, dear Cancer, until its return for a few months starting next June. Love relationships can have a heavy energy surrounding them, commitments could be made or broken, or closure can come to an important matter this week. Whatever the case is, there is very little mystery to these matters now. Even so, there can be a return to decisions made now next summer. You will be turning your attention to structuring your work and habits with Saturn’s move to Sagittarius. Today’s energies are good for playful, creative, and amusing activities.
Saturn is spending its last few days in the sign of Scorpio, dear Leo, until its return for a few months starting next June. Today and tomorrow, you are emotionally tied up in the endings and general heaviness of family and home life and the weight of responsibilities surrounding them. This week, you may be putting some of this behind you. Take extra time to get your bearings and recharge emotionally. Saturn’s move to Sagittarius in less than a week puts Saturn in favorable position to your sign, and this can help bring more discipline to your life. You can also get the feeling that discipline is something you choose rather than something that’s being forced upon you.
Saturn is spending its last few days in the sign of Scorpio, dear Virgo, until its return for a few months starting June. Home life will be bringing some new responsibilities and can require more serious thought in the coming Saturn cycle. Today and this week, you may be closing a project or working on important edits and refinements. Even so, today you may not have the opportunity to focus on any one particular thing, but if you’re flexible, you can nevertheless get a lot done.
Saturn is spending its last few days in the sign of Scorpio, dear Libra, until its return for a few months starting next June. This can take some of the pressure off personal finances, at least until next summer when you will be closing these matters. The upcoming Saturn cycle can stimulate more self-discipline. You’ll be learning to communicate with more authority. Today, you’re in an especially practical frame of mind. Take care of business now an aim to tie up loose ends.
Saturn is spending its last few days in your sign, dear Scorpio, until its return for a few months starting next June. There can be important decisions made this week. Although closure on some matters may not come until the summer of 2015, there can be a feeling that you’re headed in the right direction now – a feeling of being on track. You have been maturing in many ways in the past two years with wise and practical Saturn in your sign. Distractions can be strong early today with a Moon-Mars square, and you may be dealing with pushy or interfering people. Later is good for finding something lost or for discovering information that was previously hidden.
Saturn is spending its last few days in the sign of Scorpio, dear Sagittarius, until its return for a few months starting June. On the 23rd, Saturn will enter your sign. Spiritual regeneration and extra time to yourself will be important this week. Closing up projects or dealing with endings is appropriate now, although some things may be returned to next summer. You are tying up loose ends from the past, and today you could be withdrawn as you handle these matters. Letting go is difficult, but you know that you are clearing the path for future growth.
Saturn is spending its last few days in the sign of Scorpio, dear Capricorn, until its return for a few months in the summer of 2015. You can feel some pressure to make a decision about a friendship or long-term goal today and this week. However, decisions shouldn’t be rushed. Focusing on one thing – a priority – will serve you best right now. Relationships today may be on the heavy side, but also seem to be filled with meaning today, and this can be satisfying.
Saturn is spending its last few days in the sign of Scorpio, dear Aquarius, until its return for a few months starting next June. This will mark the beginning a long-term cycle that strengthens you. Your goals are metamorphosing, and your ability to handle stress improves. Today and in the next few days, you can feel some pressure to make a life-plan or career decision, but should avoid rushing things. Today is not the best time for speculation, but it’s good for serious thinking and meditation on important matters.
Saturn is spending its last few days in the sign of Scorpio, dear Pisces, until its return for a few months next summer. The Saturn cycle ahead of you demands some serious thought about your career and life direction. You are reaching a career peak of sorts over the next couple of years. Today and this week, try not to succumb to pressure to come to a final decision, particularly on a legal or educational matter. Channel stress into something energetic and positive.
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If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are the factors considered in the forecasts:
Date & Time: 18 Dec 2014 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Scorpio
Description: The Moon in Scorpio
Contemplate the deeper things in life. Avoid unnecessary conflict, but if it’s going to improve your life, go ahead and make waves. Tune in to your intuition. This is a good time for investigations, looking into a matter further, doing research, connecting to others with a shared passion, solving a mystery, and devising a strategy. When the Moon in Scorpio is strained, we may take our passions too far.
Date & Time: 18 Dec 2014 0:40 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Vesta
We can derive a nice feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment from tending to our responsibilities, work, or other commitment. We are more able to make sacrifices or put our emotions aside in order to get something important done. Alternatively, we can bring more sensitivity to our practical affairs. This can be a good time to commit fully to something – especially health and healing matters. It’s also a strong time for taking care of domestic matters.
Date & Time: 18 Dec 2014 3:58 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Venus
We are less inhibited and more willing to indulge ourselves. Love and romance can be favorable. Decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. Smile, laugh, and enjoy!
Date & Time: 18 Dec 2014 5:29 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Mars
We can overreact and exhibit impatience. However, this can also be a time of self-motivation. Our need for challenges and action is stimulated now, but we may not find the right outlets.
Date & Time: 18 Dec 2014 7:25 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sun
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Sun
What we feel and what we think we should do can be at odds with one another temporarily. There can be discontent or indecisiveness. We could be feeling out of sorts. Tensions will pass.
Date & Time: 18 Dec 2014 9:25 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Uranus
There can be vague insecurity stimulated now, as we feel a little out of control faced with unpredictable events or feelings. There may be a conflict between a desire for familiarity and comfort, and the need for a change or excitement.
Date & Time: 18 Dec 2014 9:39 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: 18 Dec 2014 10:55 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Chiron
There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ plights. We are more emotionally present and involved. Synchronicity is a feature of our daily life right now. Tune in and enjoy the spiritual signposts.
Date & Time: 18 Dec 2014 6:00 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Juno
There may be clinging or controlling behavior if we are driven by our fears. Hypersensitivity and moodiness are possible. Tread lightly with tricky emotional issues.
Date & Time: 18 Dec 2014 7:14 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Mer
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Mercury
What feels right clashes with logic today. What people are saying may be a misrepresentation of their true feelings/emotions. It’s better to think before we speak, or misunderstandings can follow.
Date & Time: 18 Dec 2014 8:27 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jup
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: 18 Dec 2014 9:05 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sqq Jun
Description: Transiting Mercury SesquiSquare Transiting Juno
There can be misunderstandings now. We may be expecting others to fill our mental needs or to communicate with us/listen to us, when they have other ideas and preoccupations. There can be fickleness, an inability to listen to others, and nervous energy. This is not the best time for focus and connection.
BALANCE OF SIGNS
Scores: Aries 1; Taurus 0; Gemini 0; Cancer 0; Leo 1; Virgo 0; Libra 0; Scorpio 4; Sagittarius 3; Capricorn 5; Aquarius 2; Pisces 1
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
Scores: Fire 5; Earth 5; Air 2; Water 5
You lack objectivity – the ability to stand back and view aspects of life from a detached and rational perspective. You have difficulty making decisions and in the process of weighing up the pros and cons in a logical manner.
BALANCE OF MODES
Scores: Cardinal 6; Fixed 7; Mutable 4
The modes are balanced in this chart.
LUNAR PHASE: BALSAMIC
Moon less than 45 degrees behind the Sun.
We might feel destiny plays a large part in our lives, and may have some gifts in prophecy and leadership.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on December 18th:
Note that when an aspect is Applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is Separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected, or will perfect, in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours, so that if an aspect involving is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important.
THE MOON IN SCORPIO
You have an emotional intensity, and a strong need for drama. Under stress you will create drama and intensity in your life. You may have been born at a time when your mother experienced a crisis, or your birth may have been traumatic. Your mother may have been possessive and intense.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SQUARE MARS Orb 3°18′ Separating
You are quick-tempered and intolerant. Your impatience and irritability can mean periods of loneliness when others leave you alone. Once you have learnt self- control you will discover plenty of energy to be channelled into your activities.
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 1°23′ Separating
You are impulsive and excitable. You need to make adjustments so that you have extra time when starting new projects.
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 1°15′ Separating
You have emotional power and can mould your life in the manner you choose.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 0°35′ Separating
You are a gifted healer. You are able to face the painful side of life and share your experiences in a loving manner. You feel compassion for others’ plights.
THE SUN IN SAGITTARIUS
You are a sunny and adventurous individual. You are optimistic and philosophical, and may tend to bluntness.
27TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Gluteal muscles
Sabian Symbol: The sculptor’s vision is taking form.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 5°45′ Separating
You are an effective communicator. You enjoy intellectual stimulation, and look for avenues through which to communicate your ideas. You tend to talk forcefully about yourself and your interests but are less interested in listening to others.
TRINE JUPITER Orb 4°13′ Separating
You are generous and happy-go-lucky. You enjoy life and popularity. It would be unusual for you to go without comforts in life. You have a tendency to be lazy and self-indulgent.
MERCURY IN CAPRICORN
You are a wise and careful thinker. You place importance on credibility and authority. Therefore you will seek knowledge which carries some authority. You may approach new ideas with caution.
3RD DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Cutaneous nerves of thigh
Sabian Symbol: The human soul receptive to growth and understanding.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 7°36′ Applying
You express yourself in a loving manner. You enjoy talking with people, and they find you a warm and welcoming listener.
SEXTILE NEPTUNE Orb 2°38′ Applying
You can be thoughtful and imaginative, and sometimes a day-dreamer.
VENUS IN CAPRICORN
You are shy in relationships. You will form relationships slowly, but they are likely to be enduring. You may not form close relationships early in life, but later will have solid and committed relationships. You are responsible with your money and possessions.
11TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left cruciate ligaments
Sabian Symbol: Pheasants display their brilliant colors on a vast lawn.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SQUARE URANUS Orb 2°31′ Applying
You are restless and lack commitment in your personal relationships. You are wilful and see anyone else’s claim on you as an obstacle to your freedom of self- expression. You need to learn to compromise and enjoy your partner’s unique contribution to your life.
CONJUNCTION PLUTO Orb 2°39′ Applying
You want intensity and drama in your personal relationships. You are consumed with love and passion and expect your partner to feel the same way. You are disappointed when others fail to soar to great emotional heights and plummet the emotional depths by your side. On a more positive note you are fiercely loyal and committed with an ability to fight any injustice.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 3°20′ Applying
You are a caring and loving partner. You understand your partner’s struggles.
MARS IN AQUARIUS
You will fight for just causes. You are unpredictable, but will probably be a group leader. You may become rebellious when angry.
11TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right cruciate ligaments
Sabian Symbol: A man tete-a-tete with his inspiration.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SEXTILE URANUS Orb 1°54′ Applying
You enjoy being able to express your enormous energy. In any field you are able to bring enthusiasm. Avoid the mundane.
JUPITER IN LEO
You are benevolent, generous and fun loving. You are on an enthusiastic search for creative expression. You may also have a love of children.
23RD DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left auricle
Sabian Symbol: A bareback rider in a circus thrills excited crowds.
SATURN IN SCORPIO
You have an intense commitment to work and joint enterprises. You are a resourceful and determined worker.
30TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Nasal muscles
Sabian Symbol: The halloween jester.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 5°38′ Applying
You lack confidence in your artistic ability or in your relationships. Learn to believe in yourself and avoid being drawn into the psychic realms as you still have to learn how to deal with the practical side of life.
URANUS IN ARIES
(1928 – 1934) It is important to note that Uranus spends a long time in each sign, and therefore the interpretation applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This is the generation of initiative and spontaneity. It indicates the breaking down of old structures and the emerging of the new.
13TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Ventricles of brain
Sabian Symbol: A bomb which failed to explode is now safely concealed.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 0°07′ Separating
Your generation works hard to use your power to right the wrongs you perceive in society. First you must learn to control that power in your own life.
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 4°11′ Applying
You have a tendency to seek excitement and scatter your energies. You have many unique talents, but need to develop discipline in order to make the most of them.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
It is important to note that Neptune takes about 164 years to make a complete cycle, spending about thirteen years in each sign. Therefore the interpretation of Neptune in the Sign applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This generation may possess the ability to be at-one with God. They may be able to express their spirituality through visions and art. They may also be inspirational teachers, conscious of wholeness.
6TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left cuboid bone
Sabian Symbol: Officers on dress parade.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
It is important to note that Pluto takes about 248 years to make a complete cycle, spending 12 to 32 years in each sign. Therefore the interpretation of Pluto in its sign applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This is the generation of a change in world government. This generation will posses the ability to transform old structures into new and enduring ones.
13TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left knee joint
Sabian Symbol: A fire worshipper.
ASPECTS OF PLUTO
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 0°40′ Applying
You have the ability to be a catalyst in your daily life, helping others face and heal their emotional pain.
CHIRON IN PISCES
You will have difficulty gaining your own sense of individuality. You have an ability to feel others’ pain and may need to detach and meditate. You may also suffer from your own deep and personal grief. You may work for or serve within a healing institution.
14TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: A lady in fox fur.
VESTA IN CAPRICORN
You place importance on structure and order in the workplace. You have great discipline and personal ambition, and can succeed in administrative and management positions. Workers will turn to you for a sense of stability and authority.
9TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Nerves of knee
Sabian Symbol: An angel carrying a harp.
PALLAS IN SCORPIO
You have a probing mind preferring to always get to the bottom of things. You can be ruthless in your pursuit of the true story. You are a detective and a psychologist.
27TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Anus
Sabian Symbol: A military band on the march.
JUNO IN LEO
You want to be proud of your partner, and for them to take pride in you. You want to have fun, romance, and creativity within your relationship.
18TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right cardiac cavity
Sabian Symbol: A chemist conducts an experiment before his students.
CERES IN SAGITTARIUS
You prefer your loved ones to provide you with a sense of adventure and freedom. You feel cared for when you are allowed space to explore and reach for your goals.
22ND DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right trochanter
Sabian Symbol: A chinese laundry.
HYGEIA IN CANCER
Your health may be closely linked to your home environment. Any disruptions in the home may spark bouts of ill health. You may be concerned for your family’s health.
12TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Greater curvature of stomach
Sabian Symbol: A chinese woman nursing a baby with a message.
ASTRAEA IN ARIES
You have an inability to let go of your independence. You want to continue doing things your own way when it is time to start co-operating.
2ND DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Midbrain
Sabian Symbol: A comedian entertaining the group.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LIBRA
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
17TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Suprarenal arteries
Sabian Symbol: A retired sea captain.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN ARIES
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
17TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Vertebral canal
Sabian Symbol: Two prim spinsters sitting together in silence.