Key themes: creative self-expression, romance, communication, intimacy, vulnerability, health.
What a wild ride 2022 has been, after two years deep in a life changing pandemic, we’ve been able to start taking steps out of a life with so many restrictions (depending on the reality of each part of the world) and step into a life where enjoying the outside world and planning for a future seems more tangible. None of us are the same as who we were three years ago, the collective trauma is real, but so are the ways in which we’re thriving to heal and mend, collectively and individually.
We start December with nebulous Neptune going direct in Pisces on the 3rd, sparking our imaginations and our ability to dream. When it comes to creative pursuits and romantic explorations —especially of the dreamy kind— this time is not about knowing or about wanting to have control over how things will end up in the long term. Trust your instincts when it comes to what drives your passion, even when you can’t see as clearly.
On the 6th, Mercury, the messenger, leaves the expansive fire of Sagittarius, to enter the earthy focus of Capricorn, followed by Venus, the goddess of love, doing the same on the 9th. This happens in your area of communication, daily activities and exchanges. Get serious about your message. Look at how you communicate. Does it serve for more understanding and closeness within your bonds or does it make you clash? Thrive for more sweetness in how you articulate your truth.
The last Full Moon of 2022 is happening in Gemini on the 7th at 11:08 pm EST, reminding us, in the midst of so much chatter, to be in deep exchange with ourselves. Illuminating your area of intimacy, collaborations and shared resources, this Full Moon wants to remind you that you’re stronger than you give yourself credit for. Visit your fears, rethink them. Know that some fears aren’t worth the energy they take up. Allow yourself to be vulnerable, sensitive, in need of protection. There’s strength in being a badass, but there’s also strength in allowing yourself to be held.
On the 20th, Jupiter leaves Pisces for good and will enter Aries, starting a new twelve year cycle of expansion and wisdom around the zodiac. What work projects are you excited to bring to life? What health and wellness routines are tugging at you? During the next months, your ability to focus will help you take over your daily grind in a way that feels right for you, while being able to confront any obstacle that gets in your way.
We welcome Capricorn season on the 21st! Beginning with the winter solstice, the sun’s journey through Capricorn reminds us of the power of our commitments. Followed by the last New Moon of the year happening in Capricorn on the 23rd at 5:17 am EST, bringing a breath of fresh air into the ways you communicate and how you remain present within your daily activities. This is an invitation to rid your daily duties of all the things that don’t matter or count for much. This is the best way for you to come into 2023.
On the 23rd, Chiron, the wounded healer, will be going direct in Aries in your area of daily rituals, work, health and wellness practices. How are you taking initiative when it comes to your own recovery? Bring awareness to the things that are troubling you physically, emotionally or psychically. Take up therapeutic practices. Make the intention to heal.
2022 comes to an end with Mercury going retrograde in Capricorn on the 29th. The end of the year will be asking us to review our commitments, to see how much we truly want to be invested in them. Keep this in mind when making your new year’s resolutions. In your case there will be a special focus on communication, exchange, daily habits and activities, and how you bring your presence into everything you do.