Uranus still Retro in Aries – 16 degrees
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – 12:01 am EDT
Goes Direct on Friday, December 25, 2015 – 4:12 pm EST
Uranus is that Planet that hates to be confined. It is known as the “break out” Planet for that reason. When retrograde, Uranus can be responsible, more traditional and relaxed, but it feels bound by the obstacles surrounding it. As Uranus goes retrograde in Aries, there is a feeling of enthusiasm and courage to take responsibility. It is not a time to worry about what others think about you. Do your own thing at your own pace and life will be grand.
Venus enters Scorpio
Friday, December 4, 2015 – 11:03 pm EST
When the Planet of hedonistic Love enters its detriment of hidden sexual desires, there is an air of caution when entering into a new arena. Be mindful of your partner and their actions with you. Proceed with diligence and self-empowerment. Read up on the actions you would like to partake before you indulge. Once you start, there’s no going back.
St Nicholas Day
December 6, 2015 – 7:19 am EST (sunrise)
This European holiday is generally observed on December 6, but is also observed on December 19 as well, depending on the region of Europe. St Nicholas has a reputation of passing out gifts to the little children as part of the holiday season. In some countries, little boys will dress up as bishops and beg for alms for the poor. Good children receive gifts and candy from St Nick, while Krampus, the evil “twin”, goes about the towns the night before and gives misbehaved children twigs or lumps of coal under their pillows.
Mercury enters Capricorn
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 – 9:21 pm EST
The Planet of Communication will enter the holiday season with an air of caution. Don’t be afraid to speak up about what’s important, but measure your words. Be sure to express yourself with foundation or you will be ripped out from under your feet wondering what happened? Where Mercury also rules minor health issues, prevent colds and the flu with caution.
New Moon in Sagittarius – 19 degrees
Friday, December 11, 2015 – 5:29 am EST
As the Moon enters its new phase, begin to encourage others to go with the flow of the Universe. Start a new project on a whim while your imagination is whirring with ideas. Don’t worry about finishing it, because Uranus will assist with that energy when it goes Direct later this month. You have time.
Wheel of Year info – Yule
Sun in Sagittarius – 29 degrees
Monday, December 21, 2015 – 7:32 am EST (sunrise)
Names: Midwinter, Yule, Cuidle, Winter Solstice, Alban Arthan, Wren Day, Winter Rite, Mother’s Night, G?yl Galan Gaeaf (Welsh)
Date: Dec 21st (shortest day of Solar Year/waxing half begins)
Astro Correspondence: Sun enters Capricorn (first day of Winter)
Color: reds and greens OR silvers and golds
Food: pork, lamb, turkey, fruitcakes, nuts, herbal teas, cakes/pies, citrus fruits (to avoid the scurvy), potato dishes, wine, eggnog
Common Info: Can celebrate Saturnalia – Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, Battle of Oak/Holly Kings (Oak wins), first Sabbat of Solar Year, Yule trees, Santa Claus (Kris Kringle) and Father Christmas are the Lords of the Holiday, reindeer vs Horned God, Sun’s (Son’s) (re)birth,
Alban Arthan (Midwinter or Yule) is the Celtic rebirth of the Sun. The date is usually around December 21st, when the Sun enters Capricorn. It marks the shortest day of the Solar Year. It is the Winter Solstice. Solstice stems from a druidic word meaning “time stands still”. The Sabbat represents life and new promises. It is also known as Wren Day in some parts of Ireland. Cernunnos and Mabon are the celebrated Gods, which makes this Sabbat very male-oriented. Yule logs are burned and Yule trees are decorated. Kissing under the mistletoe is custom along with bell ringing and overnight Fire Vigils. Sacred foods to this Sabbat include white wines, cakes, bitter herbs, mints and Juniper Mead (aka Gin). Celebrating the new Sun (New Solar Year), the giving of gifts and establishing resolutions were typical holiday themes. (Resolutions were initiated and considered at Samhain during the Dark Times.)
Santa Claus has several origins of thought. As St Nicholas, he was a poor priest in Spain, who loved children so much he would make them gifts by hand and give them as gifts on the doorsteps on December 6th or at Yule. Nordic legends call this entity “Winter Spirit” or “Sinter Klaas”, which was anglicized as “Santa Claus”. Legend has him wearing a long, flowing coat of green to represent the “green man”. However, the color red was instituted when Coca-Cola got the idea to use this historical figure and dress him in red – the traditional color for Coca-Cola.
Sun enters Capricorn- Happy Birthday, Capricorn!!
December 22, 2015 – 11:36 pm EST
Personalities will begin to ground and center with an intention to focus on the self. This is a time for us to look into ourselves to prepare for the New Year’s resolutions. Watch your spending habits. Money is tight right now. Follow your budget and you will be fine.
Full Moon in Cancer – 3 degrees
Friday, December 25, 2015 – 6:12 am EST
Emotions can run high when the Moon is in its ruling House. Full Moon energies are just as devastating, too! So, here is a Full Moon in its ruling House of Cancer. Emotions will be running amok! It’s a Friday – end of the week – folks will be ready to release some of that pent up energy. Kids are relaxing from school with high and intense energy. Time to let loose and enjoy yourself, but keep it safe…
The Full Moon names include Cold Nights Moon or Long Nights Moon. The winter is settling in and the nights are frigid-cold and long. Animals that hibernate thru the winter are in their dwellings snoozing away. It is a time for repose and settling in for a long winter’s “nap”.
Christmas Day in Capricorn – 3 degrees
Friday, December 25, 2015 – 7:34 am EST (sunrise)
Breakfast is going to be a very important part to starting this day. It is going to be a day of super-energy. As you begin and go thru the day, be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to the folks sitting quietly in the corner. They need more attention.
Uranus goes Direct in Aries – 16 degrees
Friday, December 25, 2015 – 4:12 pm EST
Progress is about to go headstrong with a squeal! Uranus doesn’t like to be bound by traditional means. It is a “break-out” Planet that bursts with zeal to move towards a greater goal. When Uranus is in Aries, that endeavor is multiplied exponentially. Any project started will push thru with a lot of action behind it. If you consider Resolutions, you find yourself meeting your goals consistently. At this point, all Planets are flowing Direct.
New Year’s Eve Sun in Capricorn – 10 degrees
Thursday, December 31, 2015 – 11:59 pm EST
With Resolutions bearing down on us on the New Year, it would seem that whatever you decide as a New Year’s Resolution, make it one that you are able to attain easily. Be gentle with yourself and others.
There are no Sun Conjunctions
No Planet goes Retrograde this month.