O TIDINGS OF COMFORT, AND MAYBE EVEN A LITTLE JOY
December is the month when "the new normal" begins to manifest. With the turmoil of elections, retrogrades, and nodal axis shifts behind us, we're trying this new normal on for size.
You may ask yourself: "Does my butt look big in this new reality?"—and the answer is: big is beautiful right now as gigantic Jupiter in buoyant, enthusiastic Sagittarius supersizes hope in a positivity-starved world. Expect boundless leaps of optimism, the strengthening of faith and the escalation of idealism (as well as an overdose of bombast and in some cases, strident fanaticism) over the next year of Jupiter's first visit to his home sign since 2006-2007. The New Moon at 15 degrees of Sagittarius on the 6th conjuncts Jupiter and the Sun, urging us to greater heights of personal freedom, while squaring action-hero Mars in Pisces, reminding us that we're all much more profoundly connected than we know. Retrograde Uranus in the final degrees of Aries through mid-March 2019 continues to reflect the now almost daily unexpected, abrupt, and shocking events rocking our world and threatening whatever basis of stability we thought we'd enjoy in perpetuity. Tumultuous times call for a concerted effort to take comfort and maybe even a little joy as Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Pisces harmonize in their respective Water Signs, inviting us to snuggle under the quilt and enjoy the fruits of the new level of hard-won intimacy which was birthed after surviving the Venus retrograde during October and November. The Winter Solstice and the Sun's ingress into Capricorn on the 21st followed by the Full Moon at zero degrees Cancer on the 22nd, triggering the North Node, whose recent ingresses into Cancer has us repeating our collective mantra: "There's no place like home!" Enjoy December's gift: "Home" is where the heart is.