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It’s the 52nd week of the year and the card of the week is the Queen of Swords. In numerology, 5+2= 7, which is a number of reassessment and re-evaluation. You may find yourself looking back on the past year and evaluating what you want to carry with you into 2016 and what you want to leave behind. The Queen of Swords reminds you to be practical, objective and logical as you take into consideration where you succeeded and where you fell short. Don’t beat yourself up about things, just simply accept that what happened happened and you’re ready to start fresh when the year turns.
Note: Mercury goes retrograde on 1/5/16. You may already notice that communication is confused or garbled and electronics are going haywire. Now is not a good time to do things like sign contracts, make major investments or start anything new. Focus on wrapping things up and cleaning house both literally and metaphorically.
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Sunday 12/27/15 Chariot
Moon Enters Leo 2:31 AM PST
The Chariot is a card that heralds movement forward but it also calls for you to take the reins and guide that movement. The Moon enters Leo in the early morning, giving you burst of energy for the day. The only other notable transit of the day is Moon trine Saturn at 10:17 PM PST. You will be able to take a grounded approach to everything, seeing the truth for what it is instead of what you wish it could be. This acceptance will help you separate your dreams from reality. You may feel conservative, sticking to the highways instead of taking the road less traveled. The number of the day is 2, a number of balance.
Mantra: No need to reinvent the wheel.
Monday 12/28/15 3 Tower
Moon in Leo
The card of the day is the Tower, bringing with it upheavals, disruptions, flashes of inspiration and revolution. So it’s appropriate that the only notable transit of the day is Moon trine Uranus. During this transit, you may feel ready to do anything for a change. You may see your life as dull and boring and feel you’ve become complacent. But that excitement you crave is on the way, although the change you want may come with a shock. This shakeup is more often than not a bad thing but sometimes it can signal an overwhelmingly good surprise. The Moon is in the strong, confident sign of Leo but when unbalanced, this can bring arrogance. Check your ego or you may be knocked from your high horse. Strangely enough, the number of the day is 3, a number of things coming together even though the Tower and Uranus are usually signs of destruction. Be warned that the events the Tower brings could happen as far as 3-5 days after the card has been pulled.
Mantra: When things feel like they’re falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.
The 8 of Wands is a card that signifies swift changes. Riding on the heels of the Tower, this could mean that we could feel the full effect of the Tower today or that the energy of it is still lingering if the Tower’s energy has already hit. The first notable aspect of the day is Sun sextile Neptune at 5:18 AM PST. You may wake up, passionate about doing something to better the world. You’ll have the courage to do this with Moon sextile Mars at 5:33 AM PST. However, if the issues that concern you are of a large, global scale, Mercury square Mars at 6:54 AM PST may cause you to feel angry about things that you can’t change. This could lead to emotional outbursts due to repressed rage. Injuries are also possible during this transit due to carelessness caused by frustration or violent outbursts. The Moon goes void of course during this time so it’s a good idea to not take any action and wait for the Moon to enter Virgo at 10:58 AM PST. Moon square Venus at 9:38 AM PST will bring love into the picture to calm things down. Just make sure not to cool the fire of earlier emotions with overindulging. Lastly, Venus enters Sagittarius at 11:17 PM PST where she will stay until 1/23/16. When Venus is in Sagittarius, you may find yourself looking for something to set you free. Don’t be surprised if you fall in love with adventure and indulge in the unconventional during this time. Since Mercury will be in retrograde for most of this time period, it would be safe to keep your exploration close to home and do simple things like try new restaurants or visit art openings to satisfy your craving for excitement. The number of the day is 4, a number that reminds us to seek stability in the midst of overwhelming emotions.
Mantra: “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” — unknown
Wednesday 12/30/15 6 of Pentacles
Moon in Virgo
The Six of Pentacles is a card of sharing wealth with others. You may be the one giving or receiving the wealth, but the cycle of abundance will be in full swing today. If you’re up in the wee hours of the morning or if you happen to live in a part of the world where this transit will happen during the day, Moon opposition Neptune at 1:40 AM PST may bring deception your way. Follow your intuition to know truth from lies. Moon trine Sun at 3:29 AM PST will bring happiness, harmony and flow to your waking life if you’re awake and to your dreams if you’re asleep. Moon square Saturn at 8:33 AM PST will give you the strength and security to accept the things you cannot change and move forward without looking back. Moon trine Pluto at 4:32 AM PST will bring intense encounters with everyone you meet. Some of them could be of a sexual nature. This transit is one that can cause obsession so make sure to ground yourself. The Moon is in Virgo for the entire day so pay attention to details in order for the day to go smoothly. The number of the day is 5, a number of overcoming obstacles. If you’re struggling with money, a nice gift may be coming your way.
Mantra: Abundance is a never ending cycle of giving and receiving.
Thursday 12/31/15 7 of Pentacles
Moon in Virgo
Moon Void of Course 9:33 PM PST
Moon Enters Libra 10:41 PM PST
The Seven of Pentacles is the perfect card for New Year’s Eve. It is a card that shows a harvest that, although abundant, did not reached it’s full potential yield. But it’s not time to dwell on everything that could have been. It’s time to celebrate what is and you’ve done a great job this year. The Moon is still in Virgo until 9:33 PM PST when it goes void of course. Stop picking yourself apart and be nice to yourself. Moon conjunction Jupiter at 8:50 AM PST may bring a negative flavor to your early morning but refuse to mope about and instead, focus on the excitement of New Year’s Eve. Moon trine Mercury at 9:33 PM find you approaching the new year with a balanced, rational mind. You will be able to listen to those around you and share stories from the past year. You may even feel a little sentimental looking back on everything that happened but it will help you see the beauty in how things have changed. Moon enters the balanced sign of Libra t 10:41 PM PST, bringing the year to a peaceful close. The number of the day is 6, a number of victory and celebration.
Mantra: Out with the old and in with the new! Happy New Year!
Friday 1/1/16 The Fool
Last quarter 9:30 PM PST
Moon in Libra
The Fool: what a wonderful card for New Year’s Day! The Fool symbolizes fresh beginnings, new starts and jumping into the unknown unafraid of what lies ahead. Moon sextile Venus at 4:05 AM PST will bring good times with family and friends to the first hours of 2016. Mercury enters Aquarius, bringing the desire to free your mind at 6:21 PM PST. Mercury doesn’t stay in Aquarius for long because once it goes retrograde it will appear to travel backward into Capricorn so these thoughts will be fleeting. Moon square Sun at 9:30 PM PST will bring challenges to your emotional stability. The best way to overcome this is to use your creativity for an outlet and express yourself. Moon sextile Saturn at 9:35 PM PST will leave you feeling reflective and introspective for the rest of the evening. It’s a good time to make goals for 2016 and plan how you will put them into place. It’s last quarter as well, and it’s a good time to look back at the previous lunar cycle to see where you’ve been, what you’ve manifested and set your sights on where you want to go. The number of the day is 2, a number of balance.
Mantra: I’m ready for what 2016 will bring!
Saturday 1/2/16 Chatelaine of Wands
Moon in Libra
Moon Void of Course 8:23 AM PST
The Chatelaine, or traditionally King of Wands, is the master of social circles. She is always ready to take charge and lead others with passion and vigor. Moon square Pluto at 5:22 AM PST may leave you feeling impulsive. Moon opposition Uranus will bring more of the same energy at 8:23 AM. This could lead to relationship problems if you are pushing the boundaries too much. You may feel like the King or Queen of your castle but remember, your partner and members of your household have a voice too. The number of the day is 3, the number of 2 becoming 1.
Mantra: Even though I feel like I know best, I recognize and respect the feelings and opinions of others.
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