The Gemini Full Moon occurs on December 6 at 7:27 a.m.
The Winter Solstice is on December 21 at 6:03 in the evening. This is a high-octane solstice since the New Moon occurs just a couple of hours. This is all preceded by a “station” from Uranus (more about this follows).
Capricorn New Moon occurs on December 21 at 8:36 p.m. ET.
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Jupiter retrograde on December 8. This may indicate a disappointing selling season for retailers in holiday. If you depend on holiday sales, get your push out well before this, with plenty of juicy incentives to buy early.
Jupiter is the planet symbolizing good fortune, opportunity and openness, so when retrograde, these tendencies contract. It does not mean luck is unavailable, it simply means you must go inward to access it. Terrific time to study and ramp up the learning. This is why people tend to research to see if something is a good buy, rather than impulsively purchase. Since Jupiter is in Leo, generosity is emphasized, yet may translate more in donations than splashy spending.
A lot of people worry about Jupiter Retrograde as a time when people may be tight-fisted; this is not necessarily true but they do require thoughtful reasons to invest rather than impulse purchasing.
Uranus Fluctuations: Uranus retrograde causes more shocks, because we can’t see what’s bubbling under the surface until it erupts. When retrograde, a planet actually seems to retrace its steps and for Uranus, this means the past several months. It will be retrograde until December 21, so you may experience a sudden move, revelation or upset around this time, especially if you’ve planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn. Keep in mind that Uranus is known as the Awakener. Whatever happens, face it with eyes and heart wide open for the best results.
Please keep in mind that on December 21 at 5:45 p.m. Uranus goes direct. When Uranus changes course from Earth’s perspective, there are often upheavals and upsets that occur. This can be subtle or an actual seismic eruption. There are so many energetic shifts on this Winter Solstice; be alert and present to whatever is offered.
Moon VOC (void of course) Defined:
We still experience long VOC (void-of-course) days. This is when the moon no longer makes any geometric aspect to another planet until she leaves that sign.
Since the moon has to do with emotions/moods, when she’s VOC, people don’t have an emotional attachment to the outcome of a project or purchase. That’s why it is not recommended to sign a contract, buy anything of value, schedule an important meeting or start a new project during the VOC.
HOWEVER, if the VOC moon touches a significant point in your PERSONAL horoscope, this could be a game changer. This is a karmic moment, which means you could be in a position to make a decision or start something that has a destined purpose. This is why it does matter to have dates checked by a professional if something important is at stake, unless you can make this calculation yourself.
Prolonged VOCs occur when all the outer planets are in low degrees of a sign. There is always a positive way to use the VOC energy but you can’t force it. Avoid shopping unless you know what you’re going to purchase ahead of time- however, it is common to find it out of stock.
All times are for Eastern Time ET