Your Weekly Astrology Forecast for December 24–30, 2018

The holiday season has shifted from exuberant, generous, social-oriented Sagittarius to taciturn, conservative, responsible Capricorn. This shift from mutable to cardinal signs marks the beginning of a new season: winter. Cosmic alignments are well-synced with the holiday week ahead. The Moon is in Cancer on Sunday, focusing us on home and family as we settle in to the Christmas holiday. The Moon is in playful, creative Leo on Monday, Christmas Eve, and Tuesday, Christmas Day, framing those days for fun and games and an orientation toward children. The three days immediately after Christmas are graced with a Virgo Moon, helping us to clean up and get things back in order. We can relax in the light of a Libra Moon on Friday afternoon through Sunday after everything is cleaned up and ready for the new year. Monday, December 31, the last day of 2018, holds a Scorpio Moon, symbolizing letting go of the old. Mars moves into Aries, igniting our enthusiasm for the new year ahead.

The Week Begins with a Playful Leo Moon

It may be difficult to get going on Monday morning due to a two-hour Void-of-Course (VoC) Moon period. However, at 8:58am PST the Moon moves into creative, playful Leo. Widen your vision and open to new perspectives.

Christmas Day Tuesday will be playful and creative, and buoyed by benefic lunar trines to Jupiter and Mercury. An edgy lunar square to Venus may bring out differences. Enjoy some games with friends and family, and refrain from pushing your own agenda if things get tense.

A Virgo Moon Midweek Helps Bring Efficiency and Order

On Wednesday, The Virgo Moon emerges at a perfect time to help with Christmas clean-up. After the fun we have had for the past couple of days, we are now ready to get our homes and lives back in good order. A Sun-Moon trine in earth signs Capricorn and Virgo give us a sense of satisfaction that all is well.

Thursday is an active day with numerous aspects, both benefic and challenging, to the usually efficient and hard-working Virgo Moon. A Saturn-Moon trine draws us into the work that needs to be done; however challenging lunar aspects to Neptune and Jupiter can take us off track. If you can follow where the energy flows, you may be able to get a lot accomplished.

Relationships Are the Focus During the Last Weekend of the Year

The Moon is VoC Friday morning, so focus on routine tasks. Wait until the Moon goes into Libra at 12:23pm PDT before returning and exchanging holiday gifts; after-Christmas shopping is favored in the afternoon. The Libra Moon focuses us on relationships, so plan to enjoy a Venusian evening with your beloved on Venus’ Day, Friday (Viernes). Venus and Pluto are in benefic sextile aspect. Sextiles are opportunities, and Friday and Saturday are good days to focus on finances and realign them.

We may feel somewhat dissatisfied Saturday due to edgy lunar squares to the Sun and Saturn, A Mercury-Pallas Athena sextile gives ability to negotiate and come to agreement. The arts are favored. Do something to bring more beauty to your life, and enjoy an elegant dinner with those you love.

Relationships are the focus of Sunday’s planetary energy. A Moon-Uranus opposition at 2:53pm PST may bring something unexpected, and heralds a three-hour VoC Moon period. At 5:23pm PST the Moon moves into the deep, dark waters of Scorpio. You may feel compelled to have a deep conversation and sort some things out.

The Week in Short

Monday: Christmas Eve. Create, play, enjoy!

Tuesday: Playful, creative Christmas.

Wednesday: Time to clean up from the holiday festivities; the Virgo Moon helps us put things in order with efficiency and effectiveness.

Thursday: A desire to clean up and get organized may be compromised by distractions that take us off track. However, still a lot can be accomplished.

Friday: Moon VoC 8:27am – 12:23pm PST. Focus on taking care of routine tasks in the morning. The afternoon is good for after-Christmas shopping.

Saturday: We may feel dissatisfied. Good day for negotiating. Bring beauty to your life.

Sunday: Relationships are the focus. Moon VoC 2:53pm – 5:23pm PST. Feelings run deep after 5:23pm, when the Moon moves into Scorpio.

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About the author

Cathy Coleman, PhD, is an East-West Astrologer, meaning she incorporates both Western and Eastern astrological principles and analyses into her readings. She holds a doctoral degree in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and has been a practitioner of astrology for over 35 years. She is an NCGR-PAA (National Council of Geocosmic Research-Professional Astrological Association) Level IV Consulting Astrologer. She was in the first graduating class of the Online College of Astrology (OCA)—now the International Academy of Astrology, and the Online College of Vedic Astrology, is a certified Astro*Carto*Grapher, and is an ISAR (International Society of Astrological Research)-Certified Astrological Professional. She was president of Kepler College from 2001–2003. 

Cathy is the president of the NCGR San Francisco Chapter and lives in Sonoma with her husband, Ralph Metzner. Her mission is to help people express the full potential of their lives and navigate through challenges using the ancient knowledge and wisdom of Eastern and Western astrology.