by Kelley Rosano
The Gemini Full Moon on December 17 is a party Moon. The Full Moon is a break from the intense growth and striving you have done. This year has required you to step up. Release what is not serving you. Embrace your authentic nature. Be in your full power. Time is accelerating. This year has flown by and so too will next year. The Gemini Full Moon says that it is time to celebrate your life. Celebrate your victories. Even the smallest of accomplishments are worth noting. When you focus on what is working in your life. This creates a current of positive energy. You are a magnet for good things to flow to you. You are irresistibly attractive. People will be drawn to you. People will want to know your secret for success. How are you Always Thriving?
You can tell them that it is your attitude of gratitude. Appreciation for life keeps you going. You value the challenges and the adversities. You see them as your teachers. You see the present as perfect. Things may not be as exactly the way you want it. However, you see the present as the perfect path to realizing your dreams. This helps you to pay close attention to your present circumstances. This empowers you to discover and create a path to actualizing your vision. You are focused on your success. You are focused on what is positive in your life. You are using the power of your focused intention to live your best life.
The Full Moon is in chatty Gemini. You could feel an information overload. Don't allow your mind to run away with you. Mercury is Gemini's ruling planet. Gemini is known to be quite talkative. Mercury in Sagittarius is opposing the Full Moon. Sagittarius is known to inflate the facts. It is easy to over exaggerate both your wins and losses. You may have the gift of gabbing. This could lead you to much ado about nothing. A few hours after the Full Moon, Uranus moves forward. He has been retrograde for five months. The universe is saying, "Take a giant leap forward." Be open to the new, the weird and the original. Uranus wants you to take a walk on the wild side. Insights and ideas can come from the wildest places. Help could come to you from the people you least expected. Epiphanies emerge empowering you. These are perceptions in how to improve your life. Action steps in the right direction.
Pluto and Uranus are a roller coaster ride of change and transformation. You will have good days and challenging days. You can expect the unexpected. Sometimes shocking surprises are jaw dropping. Relationships can blow up revealing long held tensions. Uranus and Pluto bring sudden endings. They can serve up a fresh start that you may not want but sorely need. Stay flexible. Surrender resistance. Control is an illusion. The only thing you can control is yourself. How you respond to what is happening. Make no judgments. Assume nothing; wait until you have the full story. Use the Four Agreements to guide you. They are grounding in this sea of chaos and confusion.
The mood shifts as the Sun enters Capricorn on December 21. Happy Solstice! The Sun in Capricorn brings with it a sober tone. In Capricorn the check comes due for the big party you had in Sagittarius. Venus retrogrades just hours after solstice. Venus will be retrograde until Jan 31, 2014. Venus wants you to review and reflect on what you love and value. What is most important for you? The area of your life that Capricorn rules in your natal birth chart is up for review. Venus is saying it is time to upgrade your life. Align your goals with what you love and value and you will be successful.
What do you love and value?
What do you want in your relationship?
What do you need to be fulfilled?
What is true for you?
What do you like, enjoy and cherish?
Venus in reverse is not an ideal time to begin a new relationship and/or a creative project. Things may be in a constant state of flux and change. What you are attracted to today. You may not be tomorrow. Conditions are ripe for misunderstandings. There could be misrepresentations. Venus retrograde can create delays, setbacks and/or false starts. On the brighter side, this is an excellent energy to evaluate what you need in your relationships. Is your relationship adding value to your life? Soul mate relationships empower you to grow into your best Self. Karmic relationships drain you of your time, energy and money. Single people can use this time to reflect on what you want and need in your next relationship. The True Values Program and the True value lists help you to discover what you love and value. Relationships from your past can come back. A reunion with old friends and/or lovers is healing and fun. Reunions are a wonderful use for a Venus retrograde. Is there someone from your past that your heart is calling?
Venus retrograde is brilliant for going back to finish projects. She is useful for examining talents, skills and abilities you are under using. Creative endeavors you may have not had the time for up until now. Venus is retrograde in the sign of Capricorn. This is excellent for reviewing your financial matters. Venus in reverse is good for creating new and improved financial strategies. These you will use when Venus is direct. How can you make improvements in your money and investments? For instance, invest 10% of your time to maximize the other 90%. This would be a nice ROI (Return on Investment). Get focused. Remove the distractions. Be more efficient. Start on your path to financial independence even if it doesn't seem realistic. Do what empowers you. Here are 25 Secrets to creating the life you want.
What is working in your life?
What is breaking down?
What action steps can you take to improve your situation?
Mercury enters Capricorn on December 24. On the one hand, he provides you with great practicality to fulfill your ideas and dreams. Mercury can empower you to clarify your objectives. He helps you to get real. Be grounded. Mercury can show you action steps to reach your goals. On the other hand, Mercury will reveal what is pure fantasy. This includes where you may be fooling yourself. Mercury will point out what is not working. Integrity is your spiritual back bone. Integrity keeps you on the straight and narrow. Integrity protects you from those who would lie and deceive you. Be in your integrity. Stay focused on your goals. Allow others to learn from their experiences. In this way, you can navigate the terrain of those who are sincere and those who are not.
Christmas could come with a bang. The Moon is in Libra. She is coupled with Mars. They are activating the Pluto/Uranus and Jupiter grand square. Some people may be irritable and cranky. Emotions can be raw and urgent. Breathe deeply. Ground yourself. Keep a sense of humor. Be of good cheer. Be the calm in the storm. The Sun and Mercury join forces on December 29. Pay attention to signs and synchronicity. There is magic in the air. You could receive an important message this day. You could have aha moments. New Year's Eve may be intense. Mercury couples with Pluto and squares Mars on December 31. You might want your boxing gloves for the party. We go into the New Year with the Pluto/Uranus Grand Square intensely activated. The Capricorn New Moon rings in the New Year on Jan 1. We awaken too many of the planets in challenging aspects with each other. Warrior Mars is on his war path. He is not happy in peace loving Libra. You could be feeling frustrated. Channel your energy into walking, meditating and relaxing. Doing something you love. What makes you feel good?
The Gemini Full Moon message is to celebrate your victories. Take a moment to pause. The pause is important. The pause empowers your health, well-being and vitality. Celebrate what you have learned. Celebrate your growth. Celebrate how far you have come. Pluto and Uranus are a force for good in your life. Get in the driver seat and empower yourself. Be honest with yourself. Stop arguing for your limitations. Take responsibility for your life. In this way, you can change what is not working. You are the master of your destiny. Take your power back from society and/or other people. Learn from your mistakes. Vow to do better next year. Make a commitment to your success. Be adaptable. Make friends with change. It is not the enemy. Change is your friend. Change sheds the old and gives birth to the new. What part of you is ready to be born?