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It’s the 52nd week of the year and the card of the week is the 2 of Cups. The 2 of Cups is a card of partnerships and love. This is a time to reconnect with those that you’ve had a falling out with; to forgive and forget. It’s the last week of the 10 year neurological cycle so it’s important that you do what you can to set things right before we enter the 2017, year of new beginnings. The number of the week is 7, reminding us that if someone does not want to make things right with us, we tried, and that this is not on us, it’s on them.
Mantra: Peace, love and unity.
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Sunday 12/25/16 10 of Wands
Moon Void of Course in Scorpio
Moon Enters Sagittarius 7:19 PM PST
The holiday season is in full swing today and the card of the day is the 10 of Wands. The 10 of Wands appears when things are a bit overwhelming. But considering our absolutely lovely Venus transits for the day, the overwhelming feelings will most likely be the kind of love, beauty and friendship that brings tears of joy, not tears of sorrow. Venus trine Jupiter at 5:23 Am PST is one of the most lovely transits in all of the combinations. This transit brings the kind of comfort and joy that makes this time of year so wonderful. Although you may not get much done, this is a lucky transit that brings peace and harmony to all. Venus sextile Uranus at 8:35 AM PST will bring an exciting break from the norm, which is quite understandable with the buzzing excitement of the holidays in the Western world. This transit brings connections with new friends, flirty flings and life changing revelations. Venus sextile Saturn at 10:33 AM PST calls for us to be of service to our loved ones. This is a good transit to connect with your elders and to express your love through beauty and creativity. The Moon is Void of Course in the passionate sign of Sagittarius, so let your feelings of love and gratitude flow free. The Moon will enter Sagittarius at 7:19 PM PST and will keep the happy, jolly energy flowing into the night. The number of the day is 1(0), a number of new beginnings. This is probably the most positive combinations I’ve seen of transits in the two years that I’ve been writing the forecast. It’s a special day to where grievances will be forgiven and love will reign supreme.
Mantra: “O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy, O tidings of comfort and joy.”
Monday 12/26/16 Hanged Man
Moon in Sagittarius
The card of the day is the Hanged Man. It’s back on the grind until New Year’s when we have another holiday coming right at us. It’s that strange week in the year between Christmas and New Year’s when the world is in peaceful suspension and we are able to see life differently because many people put aside differences and come together. If you’re looking for a different perspective, this is the week to find it. Moon square Mars at 6:16 AM PST could leave you feeling pugnacious and quarrelsome. Try to take those feelings out positively through exercise or journaling about your feelings. Jupiter opposition Uranus at 10:32 AM PST will bring great relief. Don’t be surprised if you just want to shout “Thank god!” If you’re not ready to free yourself from what’s been holding you back, something may force you to. For instance, you may be forced to quit your job but in the end, you’ll feel so much happiness from the change in the long run. Know whatever changes come today, whether by choice or by force, will bring you the joy that you’ve been seeking. Moon square Neptune 2:41 PM PST cautions you to use your best judgement because deception may be afoot. Mercury sextile Neptune at 8:19 PM PST will bring inspiration from the deepest depths of your intuition. However, be careful on how you act on the messages received because it is Mercury Retrograde and things may get a little twisted. The Moon is in the energetic, positive sign of Sagittarius, so approach all matters with optimism to get the most out of today. The number of the day is 2, a number of partnership and unity.
Mantra: Change your viewpoint, change your life.
Tuesday 12/27/16 Sun
Moon in Sagittarius
Moon Void of Course 5:45 PM PST
The Sun is a card that brings joy and playful energy with it when it appears. It reminds us to embrace life and see the world like we are looking through a child’s eyes. This card can also signal the birth of a baby boy. Sun sextile Mars at 12:08 AM PST is a high energy transit that requires physical energy to activate its potential. This is a transit that is all about achievement and the more physical energy you exert with the intention of reaching your goals, the closer you will get to what you’re working for. Moon trine Uranus at 12:30 PM PST will bring connections with new people through seeking out new experiences. Moon sextile Jupiter at 12:46 PM PST will bring happiness and generosity to your afternoon. Moon conjunct Saturn at 1:11 PM PST could bring an energy drop so if you’re feeling isolated or pessimistic, reach out to someone and find that connection you’re looking for. Moon sextile Venus at 5:45 PM PST will bring love, beauty and creativity to your evening. Take time to marvel at the perfection in the world. The Moon is in the upbeat sign of Sagittarius all day so use that to stay optimistic. The number of the day is 3, a number of things coming together.
Mantra: Love life like a child.
Wednesday 12/28/16 Devil
Moon Enters Capricorn 7:12 AM PST
New Moon in Capricorn 10:53 PM PST
Interestingly enough, the number of the day is the Capricorn ruled Devil card. And our New Moon is also in the sign of Capricorn, where Mercury is also retrograde. The energy of Saturn is strong today. The New Moon in Capricorn during Mercury Retrograde at the end of a 9 year’s message is clear. This is one of the last chances we will have to ditch everything limiting us. Anything holding you back needs to be left in the dark so the upcoming 1 year will find us getting off to a fresh start. Sun conjunct Mercury at 10:47 AM PST will bring new experiences in all areas of life ruled by Mercury – communication, writing and intellectual pursuits. But things are a bit backwards due to the retrograde season so these new beginnings will only be available to you by letting go of something rather than starting something new. Mercury sextile Mars at 3:06 PM PST will find you working busily through the afternoon. You will be empowered by your independence and self-reliance. You may feel especially energetic but try not to get too carried away or else you may find yourself in a heated debate. Moon conjunct Mercury at 8:46 PM PST will help you express your feelings but due to Mercury Retrograde, if you really have something you need to get off your chest, it may be best to write it down and keep it to yourself for now instead of confronting the person you’re upset with. Moon sextile Mars at 9:49 PM PST will find you feeling brave and energetic. Get some exercise if you can this evening. Moon conjunct Sun at 10:53 PM PST brings the New Moon. What will your intentions be? The number of the day is 4, a number reminding us of the importance of stability.
Thursday 12/29/16 Justice
Moon in Capricorn
The Justice card is a card that I didn’t really understand very well until I approached it from a Qablalistic standpoint. Prepare yourself to be judged. Your heart must be as light as a feather as we approach the New Year. We are once again reminded that we cannot take anything heavy with us into 2017. We must prepare to be reborn. Uranus stations direct at 1:29 AM PST. When Uranus stations direct, the world shakes, sometimes literally. It’s a day that holds the potential to be particularly shocking. Be prepared to be awakened. Moon sextile Neptune at 2:12 AM PST will bring the psychic ability you need to process any riveting experiences. Moon conjunct Pluto at 4:11 PM PST brings intense emotions, overwhelming feelings and obsession. Moon square Uranus at 11:19 PM PST could leave you feeling rebellious and thirsty for change. The Moon is in the sign of the strict teacher, Capricorn, so the revelations today may not be pleasant but they are lessons that must be learned. Whatever is stripped away today only prepares you for the rebirth coming with 2017 on the way. The number of the day is 5, a number of overcoming hardships.
Mantra: My heart is as light as a feather.
Friday 12/30/16 8 of Wands
Moon Void of Course 12:07 AM PST
Moon Enters Aquarius 5:29 PM PST
The 8 of Wands is a card that brings changes that come out of the blue. The shocking energy of Uranus stationing direct is still hanging around and the punch is even harder thanks to Mercury Retrograde. Whatever happens today will be something that you didn’t see coming so it will be difficult to be prepared. Moon square Jupiter at 12:07 AM PST will find you concerned with doing what is best for the greater good. Sun sextile Neptune at 3:26 PM PST will find you aware of the needs of others and ready to do whatever you can to help out. The Moon is void of course until 5:29 PM PST so until then, let whatever happens happen. Then the Moon will enter the revolutionary sign of Aquarius. You’ll feel excitement building as New Year’s Even approaches. The number of the day is 6, a number of victory.
Mantra: Life is full of surprises.
Saturday 12/31/16 10 of Pentacles (reversed)
Moon in Aquarius
What a strange combination to end the year on. The 10 of Pentacles is a card that appears when you’re feeling less than abundant. 2016 was such a hard year for everyone. So instead of feeling down because of all the things that you didn’t achieve, be happy for the things that you did achieve. You’re still here, you’re still breathing and that’s something to be proud of. You’ve survived. And at midnight, you’ll be able to stand on top of the mountain that was 2016 and the end of the 10 year period in numerology of building. 2017 is a time for rebirth. It’s a time to know that we’re not alone. That there are people who have gone through the same things you have. All the trials, tribulations, tears, smiles and fears. You are not alone. And we are all here together. Mars conjunct Neptune at 10:53 PM PST may find you feeling out of sorts as the Mars ego clashes with the denile of Neptune. The most humbling thing you can do to prepare your ego for the transition coming is to simply accept who you are where you are in your life right now. Do something nice for someone and try not to abuse substances tonight. The Moon is in the revolutionary sign of Aquarius as we enter the New Year. And I do believe that this is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. All the signs point to it and we have now shifted into an era in which the old ways will die, maybe even violently, and make way for the new ways. The number of the day is 7, reminding us that even though we may not have reached our full potential this year we did our best and that’s something to be proud of.
Mantra: We are never alone; we’re in this together and there’s no turning back.
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