New moon Capricorn ~ December 29, 2016
We're rounding up the year with the new moon in Capricorn, allowing us to tap into our own sense of ambition in order to get clear over what we want to achieve in 2017.
While Mercury, the planet of communication, still is in retrograde motion, events may not unfold on the new moon itself but it is a perfect time to plan and visualize for the months ahead. Capricorn folks are mostly concerned with the mundane realities of existence. Being one of the more serious signs they get things done and succeed through hard work and determination. Under this influence we are drawn to earth-wisdom and to stand firmly rooted in tradition or area of knowledge on the path to mastery.
With this lunar event, ponder where your true talents lie. What is your contribution to the world? How will you make your mark? What kinds of skills, training or real-world experience do you need to be confident as an authority? Is there a balance between your responsibilities and time, or could you manage it differently?
In the end, the Capricorn moon is about knowing what situations will create most harmony for you in the long run. So, take a little time and see what aspirations have been lit up, gather information needed and use the earthly empowerment to fulfill your destined potential.
Breath in the spirit of Capricorn and happy new year to you all!
~ Christine K.H ~
Sun enters Capricorn ~ December 22
Affirmation: Each step I take brings me to success.
Key qualities: Persistent, ambitious, successful, organized
Ruling planet: Saturn
As the Sun returns into the resourceful and self-disciplined earth sign Capricorn, a solid wave moves over us. The element earth is a representation of all that is real and tangible, it rules the exploration of the material world, bodily health as well as financial concerns, and this is the foundation of our Capricorn friends.
Security is key for them, feeling most content with routines and a steady day-to-day rhythm of activities. The restrictive nature of Saturn ensures the correct degree of attention stays focused on the task in hand and these folks take great care of their work and progress, achieving success slowly but surely.
Capricorns are strong-willed and committed individuals who create their good fortune through perseverance. They are also associated with professionalism, dignity and a large measure of strength in character. The back of this coin could display as pure stubbornness and a resistance to take unnecessary risks. Risks equals stress in a Capricorn mind and might be the reason why they are known as the "late bloomer" in the Zodiac.
With a somewhat introvert energy they can be a little shy when it comes to matters of the heart and it would be rare to find them in a series of affairs or flirtations.Their spiritual gift to the World is to make us understand that life is what we make of it and how even routine chores can have their charm. Enjoy the sunshine Capricorn!
~ Christine K.H ~
Communication, intellect and awareness are all within Mercury's domain, as are logic and reasoning and how we manner, create and express our thoughts. Now in retrograde motion errors are bound to happen!
Mercury also rules technology and transportation and when retrograde all kinds of equipment suddenly don't operate correctly. Scheduled plans can be interrupted, people can arrive late or not show up at all, and traffic in general can be a nightmare during this time. Now this occurs at the peak season for travel, over Christmas & New Years, so prepare yourself with plenty of acceptance and calm as well as a good book if you are delayed.
Mercury retrogrades mainly through Capricorn, with a brief visit in Sagittarius and a key for solution lies in understanding the zodiac signs where this little drama takes place. When in the sign Capricorn, tolerance for idle chatter is at an all-time low, so try to be straight-to-the-point. Accuracy and purpose are always at play, hence under the influence of error, organizational matters are likely to take a hit. Just accept and postpone, after all it is the holiday and you might need that break.
The last few days before moving direct, the focus lies on Sagittarius, the sign of learning, truth and travel. The retrograde Mercury in this highly optimistic and outspoken sign can trigger an onslaught of opinions that would be better left unspoken. Although you may feel the need to address a particular matter, you may in fact, make things worse. Generally speaking, practice being mindful and use this time for research and inner work.
To sum up - avoid taking risks with your finances (Capricorn) and make sure to plan your trips well (Sagittarius). Happy Holidays!
~ Christine K.H ~
Full moon Gemini ~ December 13, 2016
The full moon comes as a signal of culmination and closure, and what might have been stuck before may suddenly begin to move or shift.
With the moon in Gemini linked to communication vs the sun in Sagittarius expressing higher knowledge, this is the "Learning Full Moon". Both are mutable signs meaning the energy surrounding us is about change and there is very little holding it back.
All full moons put a spotlight on our close relationships, we are directed to speak our mind and to share ideas with our partner. Geminis are known to fear quietness and there is a tendency of nervous chatter under this influence. This is what the Universe invites us to face today: to listen to that inner voice in the void of silence where true wisdom grows.
The vibe of Gemini is quick and related to the mind, if you tend to over analyze things then work with this energy in order to slow down and release unneeded issues or worries. Let go of those things driving you crazy, especially if you can't do anything about them. Just let it flow over you. Everything changes, nothing stays the same.
So, with this lunar event, we release what no longer serves us and we work on the balance between speaking and listening, learning and teaching. This is also a time to be adventurous, to travel and to go beyond what's already have been explored. Breath in the spirit of Gemini!
~ Christine K.H ~
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