Aries - December 2018
Hey there rams and lambs! You may feel a strong urge to escape those wintry mornings during the first three weeks in December, as the Sun’s presence in your travel sector has you dreaming of your next holiday! It’s a good time to make a getaway to somewhere warm and relaxing, but book before the 23rd if possible, as after this date you are more likely to want to be around your home with its familiar people and possessions. Problems around study or travel are likely to arise after the 20th too, as Mercury challenges Neptune; information about deadlines and important dates will not be clear, and you will struggle to express your opinions. This connection could also exacerbate existing communication issues with religious, legal and educational bodies, and putting grievances on hold until the new year is your best bet if you if you are able to wait. The new Moon of the 7th is also a fabulous time to enhance your spiritual awareness and development, although the Moon’s confusing contacts with Neptune and Mars around this date could lead to a brief spell of insomnia.
Mercury spends the days up to the 12th putting everything back together in your house of debts, loans and taxes, hence you should finally feel able to push forward again with financial plans. Missing or inaccurate details which plagued applications for loans, mortgages and credit during the last days of October, will suddenly clear themselves up once Mercury turns direct on the 7th, and you will hear better news. Venus also arrives in this area of your chart on the 3rd, and will spend the remainder of the month persuading you to max out your credit cards on all those luxury items you so desire in time for the festive season! On the plus side, she does have a reputation for being a planet of good fortune, so listen out for news of a financial windfall or a partner’s pay rise. Her sextile with conscientious Saturn between the 7th and 15th is also positive for making business deals or securing investments for important work projects.
Uranus is back in your sign in December, for a brief visit which will end next spring. That nagging need for freedom to be yourself at any cost is likely to feel strong again as we move into 2019, and there is a little more work to be done on empowering yourself to be who you really want to be. Uranus and the Moon’s nodes continue to be intertwined during this period, as the nodes also settle into different areas of your solar chart. The south node passing into your career sector draws you back to those comfortable job roles which won’t lead to too many responsibilities and demands on your time. But your challenge here is to recognise that stepping up to the mark and following a set career path does not necessarily mean relinquishing your freedom. You are capable of so much more, don’t be afraid to commit!
The full Moon of the 22nd shines a light on domestic life, and is sure to signify changes to your family set up as we head into Christmas week. This type of lunar transit is about realising where in our life we are clinging on to outdated feelings, hence it might be time to clear the air in ongoing feuds with relatives. The naturally conclusive atmosphere of this transit also tends to generate household clear outs and cleanups, so this is an excellent time to free up some space around your home, physically and emotionally. Have a fantastic December!