Astrology Calendar December 2018 sets the stage for a powerful 2019! With Mercury Retrograde ending this month, introspection, family, and hope are the themes to close out 2018 with a bang!

What to Expect in this Astrology Calendar December 2018

Mercury Enters Scorpio – Saturday 12/1/2018 6:12AM EST

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Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio 2018

While still in Retrograde, Mercury transits into Scorpio on the first of this astrology calendar December 2018. Scorpio is a Fixed Water sign that has to get to the bottom of things.  Don’t be surprised if conversations go deep and stubbornness prevails.  Mercury in Scorpio is like a detective that painstakingly searches for clues and questions motives.  Be careful not to get jealous, obsessive, or sting those you love as these are Scorpio’s greatest weaknesses.  Channel Scorpio energy in Mercury to promote in depth analysis and understanding.   For 7 Practical Tips to Survive Mercury Retrograde, Click here.  

Venus Enters Scorpio – Sunday 12/2/2018 12:02PM

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Post Shadow Venus in Scorpio 2018

When Venus transits into Scorpio she is in her detriment.  Since she rules Taurus, and Scorpio is Taurus’ opposite, the Planet of Beauty and Love is in a weakened state.  Since Venus went Retrograde in 2018, she has spent an inordinate amount of time in Scorpio.  Scorpio rules the 8th house of Death and Birth, and this is a good thing because it helps us heal old wounds, discard the past, and move into the new.  Venus doesn’t just impact our relationships, she impacts money and that which we value.  Don’t be surprised if your values shift and you come out of this a new person!

Mercury Stations Direct – Thursday 12/6/2018 4:22PM

Time to Party, Mercury begins forward motion in this astrology calendar December 2018!  The final Mercury Retrograde of 2018 comes to a close.  Hopefully, you took this opportunity to back up and repair all electronic devices and you haven’t said anything too hurtful.  Don’t expect communications to immediately improve.  Sometimes it takes a few days for Mercury’s forward motion to take effect.  If you use this timing correctly, you can turn it for your advantage.  For 4 Easy Ways to Slingshot Success after Mercury Retrograde, Click here.

New Moon in Sagittarius – Friday 12/7/2018 2:20AM

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Sagittarius New Moon Intentions

Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter is a positive, expansive, and generous Zodiac Sign.  Astrology calendar December 2018 says this is the most optimistic new moon of the year.  Sagittarius energy is Mutable Fire which brings passion and change.  Just remember to write your big dreams down as Sagittarius sometimes lacks grounding.  Also, guard for overindulgence as “More, More, More…” can be excessive.  With that said, this is the time to ask yourself, “What would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail?”  Use this energy to imagine goals that are so big, they make you uncomfortable.

Moon Squares the Sun – Thursday 12/15/2018 6:49AM

This waxing moon falls in the Mutable Water sign of Pisces.  This is the time to grow your spirituality and intutiion.  Pisces energy is extremely insightful.  Spiritual connection, Compassionate sensitivity, and Creative inspiration is trying to emerge.  Moon and Sun Squares are stressful aspects.  Understanding why will help you use this energy for good.  For help practical tools to navigate the square, check out this article.  

Sun Enters Capricorn & Winter Solstice – Friday 12/21/2018 5:23PM

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Capricorn Moons 2018 – 2019

In the astrology calendar December 2018, the Winter Solstice occurs December 20th through December 23rd depending on the year, and marks the first day of Winter.  This is the longest night of the year.  From here the days will get longer and longer, and for this reason, many ancients consider this day to symbolize the birth of the Sun.

The Winter Solstice, which is now associated with Christmas, originates from the Ancient Sabbat Yule.  Yule was celebrated with the burning of the Yule log and decorating of pine trees. Despite the cold weather outside, these celebrations have long warmed our hearts.

On the Winter Solstice, the Sun moves into Capricorn. As a Cardinal Sign, Capricorn marks the beginning of Winter.  Capricorn is an Earth sign ruled by the great disciplinarian, Saturn.  Capricorn is hard-working, dependable, loyal, responsible, and steady.  Changes brought about with Capricorn energy are long lasting.  When the Sun is in a Cardinal Sign, the New Moon, Full Moon, and Quarter Moons are also in Cardinal Signs.

Full Moon in Cancer – Saturday 12/22/2018 12:49PM

The Sun and Moon are directly opposite in the Cardinal Signs of Capricorn and Cancer.  These Cardinal signs bring forth new seasons and change.  Capricorn, ruled by Saturn represents Paternal influences.  Cancer, ruled by the Moon, represents Maternal influences.  Pay special attention to your relationships with your parents!  The Full Moon in these signs represents an opportunity to connect with family at a very deep level.  This Earth and Water celestial opposition stimulates a battle between discipline and nurture.  Full Moons bring intense energy, but this one so close to the Winter Solstice will bring deep and lasting change.

Moon Squares the Sun – Saturday 12/29/2018 4:34AM

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Mars in Aries 2018-2019

This waning moon is in the Cardinal and Air Sign of Libra.  Don’t be surprised if a relationship comes to a close.  Libra thrives on balance and partnerships but Waning moons are a time to release, let go, and discard.  Pay special attention if there is an out-of-balance relationship that is causing you heartache.  If the person is part of your life for good, then perhaps this isn’t a sign to discard the person, but certainly your part in the disfunction.

Mars enters Aries – Monday 12/31/2018 9:20PM

Mars, the planet of Action and Passion, is in his strongest place in this astrology calendar December 2018.  As ruler of Aries, Mar’s fire runs strong.  Aries is Cardinal, meaning Aries is an initiator.  Action and force will express easily.  Notice how Mars is entering Aries on the last day of 2018.  This is an opportunity to start off 2019 with a bang.  This is perfect for new endeavors and for getting things done.  Mars will be in his rulership until Valentine’s Day, so plan on the first month and a half of 2019 to be Very Productive! Just be on guard for your temper, as Aries is the most aggressive sign in the Zodiac.

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Love, Light & Reverence-

Maria Mercedes O’Neill

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