The Moon aggravates an upcoming opposition between Mars and Jupiter, pointing to some building tension. A project/interest may be reaching a head or culmination. There is a lot of creative energy generated now, but perhaps a little too much, so that tempers can flare.
- The Moon is in Taurus all day (until Thursday, January 1st, at 12:08 PM EST).
- The Moon is in its First Quarter phase.
- The Moon is waxing.
Today, you are quite content to stay put, dear Aries, and to surround yourself with familiar people and things. Even so, there can be some impatience, or a building sense that you want to do something different, more exciting, and more fulfilling. This may very well build to a recognition that you need others, perhaps a team, in order to maximize success. You’ll end this year and begin the next in good form. You are ready to take care of business. The year ahead brings wonderful opportunities for both work and play. Romantic attention will be forthcoming in 2015, and work should pick up speed as well.
Today, you end the year on an especially high note. The Moon is in your sign and you could very well be the life of the party, dear Taurus. Others are supportive and a whole lot of fun. While you should definitely watch for impatience today, this is a good time for getting noticed. You are excitable and perhaps a little easy on the trigger today, but you’re also more than willing to end this year, and start the next, feeling fresh. The year ahead continues to bring good fortune when it comes to family and your personal life, and will introduce plenty of positive energy for romance and recreation.
The Moon is in your privacy sector all day, and you may prefer to keep any end of the year celebrations light, dear Gemini. You’re likely to be in a more introspective mood than usual today, as you require a little more personal space and time to relax. Even so, this puts you in a superb position for letting go of the past in order to make way for the future. Tie up loose ends, consider those things that no longer serve you well, and let go of behaviors and attitudes that are weighing you down and preventing you from starting fresh. The year ahead will continue to stimulate you when it comes to learning, education, and making contacts, and will introduce especially good energy for family and home life.
The year ahead of you should bring much to celebrate, dear Cancer, particularly when it comes to finances, business, developing talents, learning, and communications. Take the time to make a note of what you’ve achieved in 2014 – you may very well discover that more has been accomplished than you were aware of. Conditions are good today for any celebrations you may have planned. You are in an especially sociable mood. You can be a social butterfly with the Moon in your social sector all day. Still, watch carefully for a tendency to want to do too much, too fast.
Wherever you go today, you’re sure to get noticed. This is because the Moon is transiting the most visible and notable area of your chart, dear Leo. Your responsibilities to others are highlighted. You may be sensitive to offhand remarks today, but keep in mind that it’s all too easy to speak before thinking right now. In 2015, Jupiter will continue to transit your sign – a lucky transit indeed, if you “keep it real”. Take advantage of opportunities, when others are looking upon you favorably and showing their support. 2015 will also introduce fortunate energy for establishing yourself and getting comfortable.
You end the year with much get up and go – ready for adventure, however big or small. Share your good humor, dear Virgo, and enjoy the positive feedback. Take extra care driving and communicating, as there can be a tendency to be impatient and short with others, without intending to offend. There can be quite a bit of pressure to get things done, so sitting idly may only serve to frustrate. You can feel especially passionate about your beliefs and opinions, and can be quite sensitive about them as well. Playing a supportive role to others will continue to be a theme in your life in the New Year, and 2015 will introduce strong, fortunate energy for self-expression.
You end the year feeling quite strengthened by your friendships and connections, dear Libra, and this will continue for many months into 2015. Today, you’d probably prefer to observe others than to actively socialize, but you’re certainly not unfriendly. The day’s energies are upbeat, although perhaps a little too competitive or impulsive for your liking at times. Nevertheless, conversations today can stimulate some wonderful ideas, particularly business-oriented. Tension is building, especially if you’re feeling restricted or without direction. In the coming week, you’ll better understand what it is you want to do to make improvements all around.
The year ahead holds much promise for you, dear Scorpio, especially when it comes to career and social affairs. Today, you’re particularly concerned with close relationships and you tend to want to take someone with you in practically everything you do. While there can be a tendency today to become easily offended or frustrated, consider that tension building within you has to do with a desire to grow and improve. In the coming days, it will be especially important that you reach out and make contact, and be as professional as you can in the process.
With the Moon in your solar sixth house as you say goodbye to 2014, dear Sagittarius, you’re more inclined to observe than fully participate. You may not be feeling as spirited as many people around you, but positive in a quiet way. It’s a good day for original ideas and problem solving. You need, however, to watch for impatience and hastiness with your ruler, Jupiter, moving into hard aspect with assertive Mars. You have much to celebrate (in advance!) for the year to come. You are able to meet daily stresses and inconveniences with a positive attitude, and your career is set for a boost in the second half of 2015.
You end the year in a generally positive frame of mind, dear Capricorn. Conversations are stimulating, creative, and flirtatious. Personal magnetism runs high. Share your thoughts and listen generously. The Moon is in your recreation sector all day, and this brings out a need to share your affection with others, to play and enjoy, and to celebrate. The year ahead continues to bring strong energy for your intimate relationships, and will introduce fortunate energy for travel, education, and other mind-expanding endeavors.
Today, the Moon is in a rather homebody, withdrawn part of your chart, dear Aquarius, and you may want to either stick close to home, or surround yourself with familiar sights and people as you end the year. You are likely in good spirits, particularly happy with matters of the past that seem to be settling. Generally speaking, you are not quite ready to make resolutions at the beginning of January – for you, January is often a time for reviewing the past. This is true again this year, but you are also building a strong sense of self and independence as you greet the New Year. Today, there can be some tension building in a close relationship. Consider that this is really about the need to grow and improve, and think of ways you can do so while preserving your independence on some level.
Today brings positive energy to your life, dear Pisces, and is strong for year end/year beginning celebrations. You are chatty, communicative, and curious. You’ll find that others are cooperative and looking forward rather than getting stuck in a groove, although a little prone to debate and sensitivity when it comes to their opinions and beliefs with Mars and Jupiter moving to an opposition. Try not to get carried away, and instead focus on what Mars-Jupiter is really about, and that is a deep need to expand, improve, and grow. The year ahead will continue to bring improvements to your work and health, and will also introduce strong energy for partnering.
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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: 31 Dec 2014 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Taurus
Description: The Moon in Taurus
This is a time for settling in, establishing and maintaining routines, and consolidating existing projects. We are building and developing. We crave predictabiliity, stability, and security. This time favors ongoing projects and activities more than new ones.
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2014 2:43 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Cer
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Ceres
There may be difficulties giving or receiving affection, care, concern, and nurturing.
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2014 5:28 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Trine 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: 31 Dec 2014 6:34 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Chiron
We are more emotionally present and involved. We more easily hone in on problem areas and want to fix them. Synchronicity is a feature of our daily life right now. Tune in and enjoy the spiritual signposts.
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2014 8:47 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Trine 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: 31 Dec 2014 9:39 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting North Node
There may be the need to pause to adjust things before moving plans forward. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now.
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2014 10:57 am
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: 31 Dec 2014 6:34 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2014 7:50 pm
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: 31 Dec 2014 9:03 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Jupiter
We may not be very realistic right now – there can be some exaggeration. Minor annoyances are possible now. Contrariness or disagreements. This is not an ideal time for publicity, promotion, or legal matters. We can experience injustices. We are less inclined to consider the consequences of over-eating, over-drinking, or overdoing in general. This is a time to show some restraint. Grandiosity is not appreciated right now, and excess doesn’t go over well either. With a little self-control we can learn about what truly makes us happy.
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2014 10:57 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Mar
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Mars
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2014 6:11 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Pll Cer
Description: Transiting Mercury Parallel Transiting Ceres
BALANCE OF SIGNS
Scores: Aries 1; Taurus 3; Gemini 0; Cancer 0; Leo 1; Virgo 0; Libra 0; Scorpio 0; Sagittarius 1; Capricorn 8; Aquarius 2; Pisces 1
Stable and enduring, strong values, unyielding, earthy, acquisitive, strong desires. Can be stuck, stubborn, overly possessive, self-indulgent.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
Scores: Fire 3; Earth 11; Air 2; Water 1
You are a practical and efficient, hands-on person. You can be relied on to take a common-sense approach to most matters. Your down-to-earth manner stands you in good stead for the daily chores of life. Your weakness lies in your sometimes stubborn refusal to make changes in your life. You tend to stifle both your own and other people’s enthusiasm.
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.
You are out of kilter with your emotions. Crying or losing your cool in front of other people would be a horrifying thought, let alone action, for you. You often lack compassion for others in your human relationships, and need to learn to honor both your own and other people’s feelings.
BALANCE OF MODES
Scores: Cardinal 9; Fixed 6; Mutable 2
You enjoy challenge and action, and become frustrated when you have no recourse for change. You expect others to also rise to a challenge.
You find it difficult to adapt to new situations. You tend to be inflexible when faced with the demands of change and other people.
LUNAR PHASE: FIRST QUARTER
Moon from 90 to 135 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are action oriented with managerial capabilities and the ability to get results. We may sometimes push too hard for our ideals.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on December 31st:
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. (This is the case for daily astrology influences, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a life time).
THE MOON IN TAURUS
You have an emotional need for stability and steady routines. You fear change, and may eat when under stress. You may have seen your mother as traditional and reliable.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE THE SUN Orb 6°49′ Separating
Your basic nature is easy-going. You find that your emotions contribute positively to your life. You have a tendency to sit back and let things slip past rather than being assertive as you are not personally ambitious.
TRINE MERCURY Orb 6°26′ Applying
You are able to communicate your thoughts and feelings with ease. You may be a charming person, at times manipulative. You have a talent for making decisions based on both your heart and mind.
SQUARE MARS Orb 4°03′ Applying
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.
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 5°01′ Applying
You have a tendency to be apathetic and self-indulgent, preferring to ride on the camel’s back as it is more fun. You need to learn self-discipline to achieve your goals.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 3°36′ Separating
You are a powerful person with leadership skills. You are intense, quick to get to the point, and enjoy a challenge. You understand what motivates other people.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 2°59′ Separating
You have a compassionate attitude to other people’s pain.
THE SUN IN CAPRICORN
You are responsible and respectful, with a strong need to be an authority figure. You command respect and may tend to superiority and bossiness.
10TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right cruciate ligaments
Sabian Symbol: An albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
SQUARE URANUS Orb 2°40′ Applying
You are impulsive and determined to be an individual. You want to do things your own way and will dig in your heels if anyone tries to stop you. You have the ability to be a unique and original leader.
CONJUNCTION PLUTO Orb 3°13′ Applying
You are intense, obsessive and have great personal power. You find it easy to rid yourself of the unwanted but may be intolerant of others less powerful. Transformation is the key factor in your life.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 3°49′ Applying
You will be able to help others with your ability to understand their pain.
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.
24TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Muscle insertions of upper to lower legs
Sabian Symbol: A woman entering a convent.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 3°09′ Applying
You express yourself in a loving manner. You enjoy talking with people, and they find you a warm and welcoming listener.
QUINCUNX JUPITER Orb 1°24′ Separating
You have difficulty achieving your own goals. You are too busy helping others with their projects. You need to take time out to study and make your own plans.
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.
27TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Deep nerves
Sabian Symbol: A mountain pilgrimage.
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.
21ST DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Spinal nervous system
Sabian Symbol: A woman disappointed and disillusioned.
ASPECTS OF MARS
OPPOSITION JUPITER Orb 0°57′ Applying
You feel a pull between your drive to achieve and a need to enjoy yourself. You need to develop self discipline and to curb your impatience.
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.
22ND DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left auricle
Sabian Symbol: A carrier pigeon.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
You may be committed to higher education and have a strict moral code. You are also an easygoing and optimistic worker.
1ST DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Pelvic bone
Sabian Symbol: A grand army of the republic campfire.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 4°32′ 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°32′ 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 2°51′ 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.
14TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right knee cartilage
Sabian Symbol: An ancient bas-relief carved in granite.
ASPECTS OF PLUTO
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 0°36′ 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.
16TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of right tibia
Sabian Symbol: Boys and girls in gymnasium suits.
PALLAS IN SAGITTARIUS
You possess the ability to see the big picture. You enjoy philosophical discussions and can include all cultures. You are a defender of truth.
2ND DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Pelvic girdle
Sabian Symbol: The ocean covered with whitecaps.
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.
17TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right auricle
Sabian Symbol: Volunteer church choir makes social event of rehearsal.
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.
27TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Gluteal muscles
Sabian Symbol: The sculptor’s vision is taking form.
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.
9TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Pylorus
Sabian Symbol: A tiny nude miss reaching in the water for a fish.
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.
4TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Pineal Gland
Sabian Symbol: Two lovers strolling through a secluded walk.
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.
16TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal arteries
Sabian Symbol: A boat landing washed away.
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.
16TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Pons
Sabian Symbol: Dancing in the setting sun.