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It’s the 51st week of the year and the card of the week is 7 of Swords reversed. The 7of Swords Reversed is a card of breaking free. You’ve left behind limiting relationships and thought patterns, found your inner strength and now it’s time to give yourself the final push. You’re so close to making yourself whole. Keep going. We have a lot of interesting combos this week that point to the theme of judgement and rebirth. What do these words together mean to you? The number of the week is 6, promising victory wherever we focus our energy . Mantra: Only when you earn your freedom do you really understand what it means to be free.
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Sunday 12/18/16 8 of Cups
Moon Void of Course 8:55 AM PST
Moon Enters Virgo 9:52 AM PST
The 8 of Cups is a card that appears when you need to leave something behind. Even if it seems like it’s something beautiful, you can do better than this. Moon trine Sun at 4:27 AM PST will bring happiness, harmony and flow to your morning. It’s a teamwork makes the dreamwork kind of morning. Moon opposition Mars at 8:55 AM PST could turn that positive energy into frustration. You may feel pugnacious and argumentative. Try to get some exercise if you can to let off some steam. The Moon is void of course from 8:55 AM PST to 9:52 AM PST when She enters the picky sign of Virgo. It’s good to analyze the details and see what went wrong when you’re trying to walk away, but don’t get stuck there. The number of the day is 3, a number that reminds us that in order for some things to come together, we have to let others go.
Mantra: I’m moving on to something better.
Monday 12/19/16 5 of Wands
Mercury Stations Retrograde 2:55 AM PST
Moon in Virgo
The Five of Wands is a card of struggle and strife. Things could get so intense that there may not be a clear winner in this fight. The key is to use this passionate energy for a collaborative good. And with the Electoral College going to cast their votes (unless it’s postponed), I’m going to just leave this here. Mars enters the intuitive sign of Pisces at 1:23 AM PST where He will stay until 1/28/17. While Mars is in Pisces, people may be more touchy feely than usual. Emotions run high, especially in love but emotional connection are more important than sex. People are passive, caring and compassionate. Mercury stations retrograde at 2:55 AM PST on 12/19/16. You’ve probably felt it coming with all the annoyances that go along with a Mercury Retrograde and just in time for holiday travels. If you have travel plans this week, you may want get an early start and expect the unexpected, especially if you’re traveling between 12/19/16 and 12/22/16. Moon opposition Neptune at 3:24 AM PST could leave you feeling sensitive and guilty. You need to take an objective approach to everything you do because emotions are running high. Moon trine Mercury at 1:59 AM PST may ease the communication difficulties that come with Mercury Retrograde but don’t expect smooth sailing either. Moon trine Pluto at 4:41 PM PST could lead to outbursts. If you can, take your intense emotions out in the bedroom. Moon square Saturn at 11:19 PM PST could leave you ending the night on a pessimistic note. All hope is not lost. The Moon is in the detail oriented sign of Virgo today but things will be so confused and disrupted thanks to Mercury Retrograde that it’s better to say “to hell with it all” and let things happen as they will. The number of the day is 4, a number reminding us how important order and stability is in the face of conflict.
Mantra: War is sometimes inevitable but don’t forget what you’re fighting for.
Tuesday 12/20/16 Judgement
Last Quarter in Virgo 5:56 PM PST
Moon Void of Course 5:56 PM PST
Moon Enters Libra 6:40 PM PST PST
The Judgement Card appears when we have an epiphany that will lead to life changing decisions. You may be called to stand in front of authority and be held accountable for your actions. This trial is a blend of intuition and facts so be prepared to defend yourself from a heart centered but logical place. Moon square Sun at 5:56 PM PST brings challenges associated with Last Quarter. This is a time for reflection. What has your journey through this Moon cycle looked like? How did your intentions manifest and what will your intentions for the next lunar cycle be? As you know, Mercury Retrograde dropped like a bomb so this time around, make sure you set intentions around endings instead of beginnings. The Moon is void of course between 5:56 PM PST and 6:40 PM PST when she enters the fair sign of Libra. Know that all Judgement passed today will be for the greater good. I try not to comment on politics but this combination is just too interesting for me not to say anything. It makes me wonder if a surprise court ruling may come in to play at some point. The number of the day is 5, a number of overcoming challenges.
Mantra: May the judgement passed be favorable.
Wednesday 12/21/16 8 of Pentacles
Moon in Libra
Sun Enters Capricorn 2:45 AM PST
The 8 of Pentacles is a card of hard work and determination. The man on the card is so busy working that he has little time to notice anything else. The Lesson to be learned here is that sometimes to move forward, we need to gain more experience and focus working on learning a new skill set to prove our dedication to change. The Sun brings the Winter Solstice as He enters Capricorn at 2:45 AM PST where He will stay until 1/19/17. While the Sun is in Capricorn, people are generally pragmatic, somber, serious and obsessed with time. But because it’s Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn, we may see finances get screwed up so be particularly careful of your money. Also, time may take on some strange attributes and leaving you feeling like you entered a time slip. For the especially sensitive, you may lose hours or gain hours at a time. Moon square Mercury at 11:05 PM PST could subdue communication, which will be useful because we’re in the thick of Mercury Retrograde intensified and anything to help clear up confusions will be much appreciated. The Moon is in the judicial sign of Libra and with the Sun entering Saturn ruled Capricorn ushering in the solstice, things may be flipped on their heads today and nothing is quite what it seems. It is also the shortest day of the year and a time of rebirth. The combination found here is interesting because on one hand, we’re on the verge of a very serious shift but on the other hand, we have the sign of hope with Yule and also Christmas — the birth of a “savior”. Now whether that means we will be saved by someone or we’ll have to save ourselves has yet to be determined, but this is a week of judgment and salvation and you are in control. The number of the day is 6, a number of victory.
Mantra: The Light will conquer the Darkness.
Thursday 12/22/16 Page of Cups
Moon in Libra
Moon Void of Course 11:31 AM PST
The Page of Cups is a spark of creative inspiration. He is a spark in the heart when lovers meet. He comes bearing a message of hope. Moon square Pluto at 3:35 AM PST urges you to take a good look in the mirror and find out who you are. Moon trine Venus at 4:23 AM PST will bring love, beauty and creativity to your early morning. If you are asleep during these transits, they may appear in your dreams. Moon conjunct Jupiter at 10:30 A PST will get your morning off to a happy start. Moon sextile Saturn at 10:59 AM PST will find you feeling reflective and solitary. Moon opposition Uranus at 11:31 AM PST may bring a rebellious air to the morning that leads to conflict. Try not to act impulsively. The good news is that Mercury Retrograde will calm down a little until it intensifies again on 1/4/17. The Moon is in the balanced sing of Libra all day but goes void of course at 11:31 AM PST. While the Moon is void of course, it’s an especially good time to wrap up projects or to simply do nothing at all. The number of the day is 7, a number of reassessment and reevaluation.
Mantra: I hear the message of love.
Friday 12/23/16 Ace of Pentacles
Moon Void of Course in Libra
Moon Enters Scorpio 6:32 AM PST
The card of the day is the Ace of Pentacles. When the Ace of Pentacles appears, know that new ways of viewing abundance are on the way. Since it’s Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn and this Retrograde season is all about abundance, it would be good to take a look at your finances. Pay some bills, get rid of money draining subscriptions or memberships you may have and get your bank account in order. Your wallet will thank you. Moon sextile Sun at 11:25 AM PST will bring happiness, harmony and flow to your early afternoon. Moon trine Mars at 1:25 PM PST will bring bravery and leadership to your day. If you’re asked to step up and lead, go for it. The Moon is void of course in the wee hours of the morning. Then She enters Scorpio at 6:32 AM PST. When the Moon is in the mysterious sign of Scorpio, people are extra sensitive so be careful how you approach others to avoid the scorpion sting. The number of the day is 8, a number of karma.
Mantra: I choose to manage my money in order to keep my money.
Saturday 12/24/16 Knight of Wands (Reversed)
Moon in Scorpio
Moon Void of Course 11:22 PM PST
The Knight of Wands upright is impulsive but full of life and ready for adventure. However, when the Knight is Reversed feels trapped so he acts out in desperate attempt to bring about change. However, what the Knight doesn’t realize is that he is causing more problems for himself in the long run without thinking about his actions. Moon trine Neptune at 1:57 AM PST will bring psychic intuitive connections to your early morning. If you are asleep during this transit, this energy may appear in your dreams. Moon sextile Mercury at 7:58 AM PST will help you empathize with others who may be having a hard time. You will feel the perfect balance between your heard and your heart. Saturn trine Uranus at 4:17 PM PST will bring balance between the old way of things and the new way of things. Don’t fight the change, just let it happen. It’s been a long time coming and it is the natural progression of things. Moon sectile Pluto at 4:24 PM PST could bring out busts for those who once again, cannot accept change. Moon square Venus at 11:22 PM PST could find you spending a lazy evening at home. That’s good after the high energy that was exerted today. It’s time to take a break and enjoy time with those you love. The Moon is in the passionate sign of Scorpio today but don’t let your feelings get the best of you. The number of the day is 9, a number of near completion.
Mantra: Fight your battles another day.
Magdalena Tarot does not claim the rights to any of the Tarot card images used here. All images are from the Druidcraft Tarot by Philip and Stephanie Carr. Illustrated by William Worthington