Happy Solstice and Yuletide blessings!
Wow, I don’t know how to start this weeks blog off. The amount of astrological events taking place over the next 4 weeks feels overwhelming to think about for me honestly, as I am living these changes so directly in my own life, I feel like I can barely even wrap my head around what is happening in the world. For me Tarot and astrology are ways to make sense of the chaos. It feels comforting to feel like there is a rhyme or a reason to why so many changes are taking place. Equally, sometimes keeping up with astrology can be overwhelming for me, and sometimes it can almost cause more anxiety for me on top of the anxiety I already have.
To be honest, I do not always look to astrology to answer all questions in my life, or to make all decisions. I feel that there is a divine unknown in the world that we cannot always predict, and that there is an energy bigger than what we are able to understand. Instead I enjoy using astrology to make sense of what is already happening in my life, and then to work with the celestial energies in relation to ritual, so that I know when the best times are to do certain rituals, and various types of magick that relate to the things I want to harmonize with in my life. I will be honest in saying that my intention with all of my spiritual pursuits is to obtain enlightenment within this lifetime and be of service to others who also seek the same. As I learn more about myself what my life means in relation to studying and practicing many mystical arts, the way I pursue and share the information will alter and change. I feel that happening with the way I want to write, and how I wish to deliver my blog, especially in relation to astrology.
For me, the end of this year has already been so powerful. Lots of loss pushing us towards new beginnings. So many people I know have lost loved ones to illness and death this year. I am still in a heavy grief over my grandmother passing and it seems it will take me longer to process the new way the world feels without her being a phone call away. So many other shifts and changes taking place in my life right now. So many unknown roads opening before me. I have battled a lot with my mind this year, been tested in a lot of areas especially in regard to my relationship with my body and managing new levels of pain.
Turning 30 pushed me to develop a new relationship to how I relate to my life, and while so many fears I feel I conquered, there are still so many areas of my life I am working on. In some ways I feel the least lost I have ever felt in myself and my life, the things I want and value feel more clear than ever, but in another way, the road towards those things still feels foggy, treacherous and unknown. I can’t wait to share what I have brewing, but with that excitement I am still battling my seasonal depression and anxiety that seems to set in extra hard this time of year. Reflecting over past posts, blogs, journal entries that I made this time last year, it seems the corners of my mind I still struggle with, are still the focus for me, but so many things I wished for at the end of last year, manifested this year or are in the beginning stages of manifestation as I write this. I am eternally grateful for the lessons, tests, and the hardships, as I have proved to myself that I can still be a rock even when it feels like everything and everyone around me is breaking down or falling apart. To all healers, helpers, and people who are of service to those in need in the world right now, thank you for your energy and your gifts. Those who have entered my life this year have left such a powerful and positive impact on me. I feel inspired to continue to grow and nurture compassion, peace, and generosity. To work on optimism and positivity. To learn how to be neutral and detached in times of strife, while still open hearted, and loving.
With that said, I have been brainstorming new ways to write my blog that feels more in harmony with the direction I am moving in. I know writing needs to be a larger priority in my life again and I am trying to navigate some new ways to inspire myself. I am going to try out a new blog structure moving into the new year, I hope it resonates and speaks to you as I continue to grow and evolve in myself.
Tarot Cards for the week:
The Devil, The World, Judgement, Wheel of Fortune, The Tower, The Star,Ace of Pentacles, 2 of Pentacles, 3 of Pentacles, 4 of Pentacles, 5 of Pentacles, 6 of Pentacles, 7 of Wands, 8 of Wands, 6 of Cups, 5 of Swords, 4 of Swords, 6 of Swords, 10 of Swords.
Moon enters Sagittarius 8:34 AM
Moon Sextile Venus in Aquarius
We benefit today from getting out of our mundane routine and being open to spontaneous occurrences. We may feel like we are ready to go out of town for the holidays, or do something that feeds our soul from a deep level. We could over do today on many levels so we will want to be mindful with where we put our energy and how much we extend ourselves. Try to find time to rest, stay present, and enjoy connecting with loved ones or friends where you can.
Moon in Sagittarius
Moon Square Neptune in Pisces 12:57 PM
Sun in Capricorn Trine Uranus Rx in Taurus 1:43 PM
Not everything will go according to plan over the next few days, so if you have a tendency to need to control things, this is your heads up to let go and loosen your expectations. We as a collective are likely to overspend, over eat, over indulge on all fronts this holiday season, and you can also expect some unexpected surprises in relation to your financial situation. Be mindful not to fall too far down any holes that lead you to escaping reality in unhealthy ways as there are many opportunities for us to seek comfort in drugs,alcohol, or sweets. Get in front of your day by finding ways to ground yourself mentally and emotionally in a healthy way. Go for a morning hike, meditate, do some yoga, go to the gym, work in some self care between the holiday madness.
Moon enters Capricorn 1:45 PM
Solar Eclipse 4 degrees of Capricorn 9:13 PM
Today we have a powerful Solar Eclipse in the Cardinal Earth sign of Capricorn. Wednesday is ruled by the Planet Mercury, Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn, and 9pm on Wednesday is ruled by the Moon. These celestial energies, including the Sun, are highlighted today and the best planets to work with if you plan on doing any Magick with the energy of this powerful eclipse. Eclipses are known for being somewhat of a “portal” for energy. When we have an eclipse it heightens the power of the celestial influence and the effects of the intention we set during an eclipse are longer lasting, and tend to have a more powerful impact on our lives. The last solar eclipse we had in Capricorn was January 5th of this year. We can reflect back on what was happening within our lives during this time and see what was activated after the eclipse. It is positive to keep a journal of the two months following an eclipse to see what patterns unfold from the intentions that were set when the eclipse happened.
The planets I mentioned before all hold the power that we should be focusing on. Here is a bit of information on what each celestial body represents and how to incorporate into your intention setting for the Solar Eclipse today:
Sun: Energy that represents our life force and vitality, our relationship with ourselves. Our relationship to our father.
Moon: Our emotional body, how we process things in the subconscious realms, our intuition and feeling centers. Our relationship to our mother.
Saturn: Our relationship to time, authority, cause and effect, discipline and structure.
Mercury: Our relationship to our minds, how we communicate, what we think, and how we move in the world.
This eclipse is a great time to set intentions towards what you hope to manifest into physical reality for 2020. Capricorn being a Cardinal Earth sign and ruler of the 10th house in astrology, asks for us to acknowledge where we take initiative in the physically manifested world. This is a good time for thinking about your relationship to money, your career, your perception of success, and how you deal with your own authority as well as the authority of others.
Crystals to use for your Capricorn Season rituals:
Herbs and spices for Capricorn season:
Tarot cards associated with Capricorn:
Ace of Pentacles, 2 of Pentacles, 3 of Pentacles, 10 of pentacles
Knight of Pentacles, King of Pentacles
Moon in Capricorn
Moon Sextile Neptune in Pisces 7:24 PM
We will still be feeling the intense energy of the Eclipse throughout the day, and we also may enjoy working some creative energy into our day. Neptune allows for us to fantasize about the future in a realistic way, and we may feel positive about some of the roads we are beginning to envision. This is a positive time to work towards the goals and plans that you have brewing right now. We may feel like we finally have some energy to take initiative on things we have been putting off now that Christmas is behind us.
Moon enters Aquarius 9:21 PM
Moon Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn 6:42 AM
Sun in Capricorn Conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn 10:26 AM
Moon Sextile Mars in Scorpio 1:03 PM
We may feel like we can bite off more than we can chew right now. We could be overly optimistic about the future and our ability to accomplish goals right now. This isn’t a bad thing, but we should be mindful with what we can realistically accomplish right now. Jupiter transits are often related to death and endings as well, so despite the optimism, there could be some heavy reality checks that come our way over the next few days. We benefit from being mindful with our spending and expenditure of energy. If you feel empowered to get a lot done, this is a good time to chip away the to-do list. Starting a new fitness or health routine is also positive right now, as is getting finances in order in preparation for the new year.
Moon in Aquarius
Moon Conjunct Venus in Aquarius 6:07 PM
Mercury enters Capricorn 8:55 PM
The Moon in Aquarius enables us to detach emotionally over the next couple days, but we can also become overly fanatical over what others think of us, or what is happening politically in the world right now. Current events may draw our attention and we are susceptible to falling into scrolling holes filling our minds with news and social media overload. Our time would be better used being productive within our actual friendship circles, or even volunteering our time at the local animal or homeless shelter.
With our planet of communication, Mercury entering Capricorn, we may feel we are able to organize and plan our physical and financial goals more practically. This is a good time for strategizing plans for the future in relation to our mo