Break Time (Moon Void of Course)
Every two days or so, the Moon goes Void of Course. These are natural pauses in the emotional cycle and are best used for editing, researching, idea generating, reading, and napping.
- Friday, Dec. 11 - All Day
- Sunday, Dec. 13 - Late Afternoon + Evening
Emotional Weather (Lunar Transits)
Today the Moon is New in Sagittarius. New Moons are the beginning of roughly six month cycles. Which area of your life is starting a new cycle depends on where Sagittarius falls in your chart. Check your personal horoscope to see how this New Moon effects you. With the Moon Void of Course all day today, this is a good day to take a day off and plan for the year ahead, if you haven't done it already.
This weekend, the Moon will be in Capricorn. Capricorn is the sign of personal growth, motivational and leadership books, and biographies. It is associated with Saturn the stern planet and the House of Career. It is the part of all of us that wants to be successful. When the Moon is in Capricorn we feel like taking care of business and moving toward things that take us closer to our goals--or we feel painfully aware of the ways in which we don't live up to our own standards.
Monday and Tuesday, the Moon will be in Aquarius. Aquarius is the sign of cyberpunk, futurism, and YA. Aquarius is the part of us that needs to be authentic more than anything else. When the Moon is in Aquarius, we have no tolerance for phoniness in ourselves or others. These are good days to read over your current project and ask yourself, "Do I really believe this?" (But only if you want to know the truth!)
Wednesday through Friday morning, the Moon will be in Pisces. Pisces is the sign of spiritual literature, poetry, and beach reads. Pisces is the part of us that loves to sit with a cup of something hot and stare out the window, content to be part of the scenery. After a few days of Capricorn and Aquarius's intensity, spend some time getting in touch with your feelings. Stop pushing. Go with the flow. Allow inspiration to come to you.
For best results, read for your ascendant/rising sign. If you don't know your ascendant, you can calculate it here.
Aries The Moon is New in your House of Adventures today. The things you do today will set the tone for your explorations over the next six months, though adventures may be pretty far from your mind. Mercury, the Moon, and Pluto are all in your House of Career this week, and you may find yourself thinking a lot about work. With Venus moving through your House of Taboo and Neptune moving through your House of Endings and both interacting with planets in your career house, these thoughts may be a bit dark. If you find yourself wrapping up things at your job this week, you may benefit from thinking of these events as the beginning of a new adventure.
Taurus The Moon is New in your House of Taboo today, beginning a new cycle in your emotional relationship with things like sex, death, and taxes. Even if (most of) the things covered by this house weren't grim, you'd probably feel ready to move on. Mercury, the Moon, and Pluto are interacting a lot this week in your House of Adventures, and you may find yourself thinking about new educational opportunities or trying something you've never done before.
Gemini The Moon is New today in your House of Long Term Relationships. With Mercury, the Moon, and Pluto interacting in your House of Taboo, you may find yourself drawn to writing that is more relationship oriented or, maybe, a little bit dark and sexy. With the influence of Neptune in your House of Career, you may also find stories that dissolve boundaries at work appealing. Cubicle erotica, anyone?
Cancer The Moon is New today in your House of Daily Grind, which may feel discordant for you. With the other influences in the sky, the last thing you're probably thinking about is work. The Moon, Mercury, and Pluto in your House of Long Term Relationships are likely to make themselves most strongly felt this week meaning that your mind, heart, and need for growth and transformation will be focused on the people closest to you. Venus and Neptune in your House of Creativity and your House of Adventure respectively also want to get a word in this week, though, so even if things don't look good for your relationships, try to take some time for creative play and exploration. You'll be glad you did.
Leo The Moon is New in your House of Creativity today kicking off a new cycle with the playful side of your creative process. With the Moon, Mercury, and Pluto hanging out in your House of Daily Grind, though, you may not be in such a playful mood this week. This might be a good time to be gentle with yourself on the writing front and attend to issues with your home, family, finances, and routine.
Virgo The Moon is New in your House of Deep Self today, and you're ready to start a new cycle of growth in your personal development and relationship with family and home. The Moon, Mercury, and Pluto in your House of Creativity this week, however, might put you in a more playful mood, especially after today when you may feel more drawn to muse on your closest relationships. Don't stay in fix-it mode too long, though. Play is an important part of the creative process, and you can trust yourself to know when you've had enough and are ready to work on hard things again.
Libra The Moon is New in your House of Writing today, and you're ready to begin a new round of growth. Your thoughts will be closer to home this week, though, with Pluto, the Moon, and Mercury in your House of Deep Self. You may feel driven to attend to responsibilities today today, but be sure to take advantage of this new beginning by getting some writing in today. You'll want to have your calendar clear for some serious housecleaning or journaling tomorrow.
Scorpio The Moon is New in your House of Resources today, and you're ready for a new round of growth in the way you think about your money and skills. Writing is what will be most on your mind this week, though, with the Moon, Mercury, and Pluto all in your house of writing. Saturday will be an especially good day to get some writing done. With the Moon and Mercury teaming up, you'll definitely be in the mood! Monday will bring a more playful mood to your writing with Neptune in your House of Creativity. You would do well to take advantage of it with Venus in your House of Persona teaming up with Pluto in your House of Writing on Thursday inviting you to think deeply about your writing style and if it represents who you really are.
Sagittarius The Moon is New in your House of Persona today beginning a new cycle of growth in the way you see the world and present yourself. With Venus in your House of Endings teaming up with Neptune in your House of Deep Self today, you would do well to consider ways that changes in how you've been thinking about yourself lately could impact your art. To help you be realistic, the Moon, Mercury, and Pluto are meeting in your House of Resources, encouraging you to think honestly about your skills. Who are you? What are you good at? What do you have to offer the world? These are the kinds of questions you excel at pondering, Sag, and this week is a good time to meditate on them.
Capricorn The Moon is New in your House of Endings today. Things that you began releasing from your life six months ago are ready for a final goodbye. You know you're not at your best when you linger over losses, and this week is no exception. The Moon, Pluto, and Mercury are in your House of Persona, and you'll do well to think about the face you present to the world and the future of your writing. Today in particular is a good day to set new writing goals with Venus in your House of Community + Goals and Neptune in your House of Writing.
Aquarius The Moon is New in your House of Community and Goals today, but you may find this week that you have to release some things before you can start anything new with the Moon, Pluto, and Mercury in your House of Endings. Your thoughts may be particularly occupied with money and your career. What do you need to release to make sure your work, skills, and finances are lined up with your core values?
Pisces The Moon is New in your House of Career today, and you are ready to think about the cycle ahead. The Moon, Pluto, and Mercury are teaming up in your House of Community + Goals, encouraging you to spend some time thinking about your writing goals for 2016. You may find yourself particularly focused on changes you want to make to your voice with Neptune in your House of Persona, and you might want to think about art-inspiring travel or writing classes with Venus in your House of Adventure.
All times Los Angeles/PST.