see through my dense and transparent center.
generate something that shines in the night of me
opalescent, generative, true
by marna, published in We’Moon calendar for 2013
Sunday, December 8. Shorter days and longer nights (here in the Northern Hemisphere) invite us to dream more. The Moon in dreamy Pisces adds to that impetus. Today, the Moon conjoins Neptune, the co-ruler of Pisces encouraging even more drifting and dreaming. As the Moon is now waxing in brightness, notice the expansive desire to travel through mystical, spiritual, or fantastical realms. Think of this impulse as a mirror of your Self. What do you see reflected? Rational communication may be fuzzy today. Better to use an intuitive, receptive approach.
December 9—First Quarter Moon: Manifesting. As the Moon and Sun form a square in mutable signs today, we notice the ways that water and fire interact with each other and how this interaction affects our lunar intentions. The Moon in watery Pisces and the Sun in firey Sagittarius have a lot in common concerning the quest for truth. All mutable signs are seeking resolution, understanding, and wisdom. However, each of the four mutable signs is influenced by their unique elemental nature, which offers different approaches to similar ends. We notice the tension between these approaches. We may experience frustration as we encounter other ways to access wisdom. Conflict reveals a lot about ourselves. Notice your patterns around conflict. Especially with Mars now in Libra, we will be reminded often of the need to balance between expressions of anger and conciliation. Too much of either will get us nowhere. If we adapt a mutable approach, able to adjust our positions, we learn through trial and error to honor both self and others.
Tuesday, December 10. In spite of a dreamy time yesterday, you may be starting the day with a deficit of sleep anyway. The morning starts speedy and doesn’t let up. Try not to over-caffeinate to get going. Better to increase your movement, maybe through exercise, when your energy sags. Activity could help even out the potentially disruptive events of the day and help you harness the high level of creativity that also will be present. The first of the week’s quincunx aspects gives an unpredictable quality to events. On one hand, we feel like spreading our wings to range far and wide, and on the other we just want to snuggle into a cozy nest. Restless energy is pulling at the edges of our awareness. Don’t fight it, but don’t be surprised if it isn’t always comfortable either.
Wednesday, December 11. If fire signs drive us to better self-knowledge, we should be learning a lot about ourselves today. The Aries Moon confronts Pluto and Jupiter through square aspects. The learning style of an Aries Moon sometimes looks like getting into trouble and then finding a way to back out of it. The extraction process can feel clunky, but it reveals a lot about who we are and forces us to reinvent ourselves from time to time. How do you feel about your mistakes? Pluto gets under the surface. Jupiter makes it seem so much bigger. The trine between the Sun and the Moon gives us optimism, however. We believe we can come through our challenges with energy to spare. A phoenix rising from the ashes comes to mind.
Thursday, December 12. Both Saturn and Jupiter are in water signs right now. Back in July, these two planets were trine to each other from these signs for the first time. Today, due to Jupiter’s current retrograde status, they are in trine again. [The third and final trine will happen in May 2014.] These two planets hold energy that is often understood as oppositional. Saturn is constricting and Jupiter is expansive. We get to leave behind the notion that responsibility is burdensome and adventure is escapism. Let yourself weave a new story about following your dreams. The soul journey is highly productive right now. With the Moon in Taurus we are encouraged to find the stability that hides within the journey. It isn’t a cop out to seek security.
December 13—Gibbous Moon: Perfecting. The quest for greater self-knowledge is a bit like learning to spin fire. There is a certain amount of risk-taking inherent to the journey, but if we are respectful of fire and practice good safety measures, the flame is free to dance. Like juggling, like any balancing act, fire skills take focus. This phase of the Moon is about that kind of tension. We understand that discernment plays a huge role in attaining our hearts’ desires.
Saturday, December 14. Let’s address shopping, shall we? It is the holiday season and culturally and seasonally, we want to share. I have a theory that sharing abundance creates more abundance. As we go into the lean times of winter, we increase our chances of survival by giving. The Moon in Taurus helps us tune into the magic of resources and the flow of abundance. However, we don’t have to maniacally over-shop in order to contribute to this flow of abundance. Today, we are aided by the Moon’s opposition to Saturn to help us say no to overspending. The trine between the Moon and Venus helps us to appreciate beauty and value even more. Experiment with the type of giving that doesn’t break the bank. [This advice is for me more than anything; you get to hear me talking to myself! Wish me luck.]