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In the Stars December 4-11, 2022 . . . Shining Light on the Astrology of the Week: Full Moon


The Sun shines in expansive Sagittarius, the exuberant fire sign that symbolizes possibilities. The Moon’s light increases to its fullness midweek December 7th (8:07 p.m. PST) and 8th (4:07 a.m. (GMT) We continue to enjoy the social gaiety and glow of the season. Jupiter squares Mercury and Venus this week, inviting us into conversation about philosophical and spiritual matters of concern.


Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto are now direct in motion. With these planets direct, more visionary, expansive, creative energy will be available and more projects can now move forward. Chiron will follow, turning direct December 22, Mars on January 12, and Uranus on January 22.


Mars, Venus, Mercury, are now Out of Bounds (OOB). The Moon will also be OOB as of December 6. Mars will be OOB for nearly six months until May 4th. Planets are OOB when their declination is more than 23 degrees, 27 minutes. When planets are out of bounds their energy is wild, unique, and extraordinary. The planet expresses itself unbounded, or without limits. Mars retrograde and OOB in Gemini these next few months will be fascinating to watch. People may be much more courageous and outspoken than usual. Because Mars is explosive and impulsive, volatile energy may be unleashed. This is unusual for four planets to be OOB at the same time.; it will be interesting to watch how this plays out. May the unbounded energies be for good.

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The Moon is in Taurus on Sunday, calling for a lovely day pleasing the senses. Take a walk in nature, cook a delicious dish, or attend a concert—or do all three! There are few aspects. Make it a delightful, easy day.


Monday gives us a break from routine due to the conjunction of Uranus with the Moon, and invites us to think differently. The Moon is square to Saturn, tethering us to our responsibilities. Mercury and Jupiter are square, energizing our minds with expansive possibilities.


A Moon-Pluto trine on Tuesday morning invites us to engage in our work with determination to achieve our goals. Enthusiasm is garnered with a Moon-Jupiter sextile. The Moon moves into Gemini at 12:48 p.m. PDT and fills us with curiosities and possibilities. Mercury enters Capricorn where it will be for the next three weeks, giving us the ability to plan and move ahead.


The Moon is full on Wednesday, exact at 8:07 p.m. PDT, exactly conjunct retrograde Mars. Action is prompted and we make progress. Tempers may be heated, especially over points of view. Moon and Mars trine Saturn, slowing us down to make progress over time rather than instantly. Neptune forms a T-square with the Sun and Moon/Mars, adding an element of vision and inspiration or confusion and illusion.


On Thursday a Moon-Saturn trine grounds the day. Then the Moon forms a T-square with Venus (in opposition) and Jupiter (square), an expansive alignment, though tense, demanding generosity and vision. This would be a good day to make year-end gifts to charity. Possibilities present themselves.


Benefic planets Venus and Jupiter are in square aspect. We are prone to self-indulgence through over-spending, overdoing, and overreaching. Know limits and monitor your tendency toward too much, or enjoy the lavishness. Both Jupiter and Venus are at the critical 29th degree of Pisces and Sagittarius respectively. As Sagittarius tends to be blunt, conversations may reveal truths and be difficult. The day is influenced toward meeting the emotional needs of the Cancer Moon.


We will want to focus on home and family on Saturday. Given that the sign of Cancer is cardinal, or action-oriented, much can be accomplished. The day’s offerings may be stressful as a result of several edgy minor aspects. The evening’s Moon-Neptune trine eases tension.


Sunday morning opens to the explosive thunder of a Moon-Pluto opposition. This bold opening to the day is demanding. The intensity eases when the Moon trines Jupiter later in the morning. The Moon enters playful Leo at 12:08 p.m. and ushers in an afternoon and evening of holiday fun.


Monday is a high-spirited day with the Moon in Leo and the Sun in Sagittarius. Saturn makes a benefic sextile to the Sun, giving discipline and restraint to the expansive Sun. Mars energizes the Moon and gives rise to lively conversation. A Moon-Uranus square in the evening may bring some unexpected changes.


The Week in Short:

Sunday: Pleasant, sensual, easy day. Walk in nature. Enjoy good music, food, and drink.

Monday: Break from routine and expect diversions while fulfilling responsibilities. Possibilities abound!

Tuesday: Strong, determined work day, infused with enthusiasm and options.

Wednesday: Full Moon. Tempers may be hot. Conversations flow.

Slow down to make progress over time.

Thursday: Expansive day of possibilities full of optimism and generosity.

Friday: Prone to self-indulgence, watch your tendency to overdo and overspend. Consider the emotional needs of yourself and others.

Saturday: Focus on home and family and be productive. The day may carry stress that eases in the evening.

Sunday: Intense beginning of the day, then easing and expanding. Afternoon and evening are playful and fun.

Monday: High-spirited day with lively conversations and unexpected events.


Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it is difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work. Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle): Pacific Standard Time:

December 3 at 9:46 p.m. through December 4 at 3:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

December 6: 11:02 a.m. -12:48 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

December 8: 10:13 p.m. -11:48 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

December 11: 10:49 a.m. -12:08 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

December 13 at 7:51 a.m. through December 14 at 12:45 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

December 16: 11:13 a.m.-11:49 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

December 18: 2:35 p.m. -7:30 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

December 20: 6:44 p.m.-11:12 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

December 22: 12:15 p.m.-11:49 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

December 24: 7:10 p.m. -11:13 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

December 26: 6:44 p.m. -11:12 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

December 28 at 10:20 p.m. through December 29 at 2:36 a.m. (Aries)

December 31: 4:43 a.m.-9:08 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

December 4: 5:46-11:37 (Moon into Taurus)

December 6: 19:02-20:48 (Moon into Gemini)

December 9: 6:13-7:48 (Moon into Cancer)

December 11: 18:49 -20:08 (Moon into Leo)

December 13 at 15:51 through December 14 at 8:45 (Moon into Virgo)

December 16: 19:13-19:49 (Moon into Libra)

December 18 at 22:35 through December 19 at 3:30 (Moon into Scorpio)

December 21: 2:44-7:12 (Moon into Sagittarius)

December 22: 18:15 through December 23 at 7:49 (Moon into Capricorn)

December 25: 3:10-7:13 (Moon into Aquarius)

December 27: 2:44-7:12 (Moon into Pisces)

December 29: 6:20-10:36 (Aries)

December 31: 12:43-17:08 (Moon into Taurus)



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