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It’s the 51st week of the year and the card of the week is the 9 of Wands. This week is going to be a lot. Saturn comes home to Capricorn after 27 years away and there will be much to celebrate but there will also be many lessons to process. The Sun, Moon and Venus also all visit Capricorn this week, illuminating in the darkness what lessons we learned. Mercury also stations direct and the Winter Solstice and Yule are upon us. There is so much to see, do, experience and feel. The best thing to do is no matter what, be grateful for the lessons you have learned.
Mantra: Here comes the Sun.
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Monday 12/18/17 3 of Swords
Moon Void of Course 5:10 AM PST
Moon Enters Capricorn 5:33 AM PST
Mercury Retrograde Intensified
Although this is a happy time of year for many, for others, it can be a heart breaking reminder of the lonliness in the world. Today, if you’re feeling lonely, reach out to others and know that you are not alone. Moon Conjunct Saturn at 5:10 AM PST is a transit that may find you waking up down and out. If you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, try to do something this morning that you enjoy before starting your day. Moon sextile Mars at 5:55 PM will get your head back in the game with a boost of confidence. The Moon goes void of course in Sagittarius at 5:10 AM PST. Then she Capricorn at 5:33 AM PST where she will stay for the rest of the day. Try not to take things so seriously. Mercury Retrograde is intensified until Friday so you may feel things deeper than you should. The number of the day is 4, reminding us to be thankful for the things in our lives that are stable.
Mantra: You’re never alone.
Tuesday 12/19/17 5 of Pentacles
Moon in Capricorn
Sun Enters Capricorn 8:48 PM PST
Mercury Retrograde Intensified
The 5 of Pentacles is a card of feeling left out in the cold. But you have 2 choices. You can either go towards the light or stay where you are. Moon sextile Neptune at 5:16 AM PST is a psychic intuitive transit. Trust your instincts but also remember that because it’s Mercury Retrograde, your perceptions may be slightly skewed. Moon sextile Jupiter at 11:33 AM PST is an positive transit that will help you see the light that’s waiting for you. Moon conjunct Pluto at 6:54 PM PST will find the choice you have to make between darkness and light on the eve of the darkest day of the year overwhelming. Saturn comes home to Capricorn for the first time since in 27 where He will stay until 12/18/20. Expect the next few years to reward you with prosperity while Saturn is at home in Capricorn but only if you work for it. The Moon is also in the sign of Capricorn today, bringing us a double shot of Capricorn energy as we turn off the lights and prepare for the return of the Sun. Now is the time to decide if the sacrifice is worth what’s waiting on the other side. Mercury is preparing to station direct on Friday so we will feel the intensified energy throughout the week. Expect the Unexpected. The number of the day is 5, a number of overcoming challenges.
Mantra: Seek the light in the darkness.
Wednesday 12/20/17 Page of Pentacles
Moon Void of Course 7:37 AM PST
Moon Enters Aquarius 6:29 PM PST
The Page of Pentacles follows the return of Saturn to Capricorn that happened yesterday, reaffirming the arrival of a potentially very prosperous time. This is your chance to make your work shine but you will need to be open to growth, change and expanding your knowledge in order to reap all the benefits of this Saturn cycle. Opportunity awaits. Moon square Uranus at 7:37 AM PST is a revolutionary transit that can bring sweeping changes. Due to it being Mercury Retrograde, know that these changes involve discarding things that no longer server your best interest. Venus trine Uranus at 3:12 PM PST is a day where you will be able to feel love and appreciation for many different kinds of new and interesting people. This could also mark the beginning of a whirl wind love affair. Do something out of the ordinary to get the most out of today. The Moon is void of course in the strict sign of Capricorn between 7:37 AM PST and 6:29 PM PST when She enters the dynamic sign of Aquarius. Since it’s Mercury Retrograde intensified, try something new this evening that can be short lived to satisfy your need for excitement like trying a new restaurant or visiting a new shop. The number of the day is 6 a number of victory as we gear up to face the longest night of the year tomorrow.
Mantra: Everybody starts somewhere.
Thursday 12/21/17 King of Wands
Moon in Aquarius
Sun Enters Capricorn 8:29 AM PST
The King of Wands is a card that shows us how to keep the eternal flame burning. It’s the longest day of the year and also the beginning of the return of the Sun. The torch the King carries is a reminder that we are coming forth from the darkness as we prepare to enter this next year. What is being illuminated for you now? The Capricorn energy is intense this week. Saturn came home to Capricorn after being away from home for 27 years. The Sun has now entered Capricorn, bringing the light back to the day on the Winter Solstice. Now things are starting to make sense and the lessons we’ve had to endure are becoming our greatest strengths. Moon square Mars at 10:13 AM PST may find you feeling irritable and cranky. As this big shift happens, challenges are being put in your way like the last stretch of climbing a mountain since it is still Mercury Retrograde intensified. Use these challenges to fuel your endurance because the view from the top is beautiful. Sun conjunct Saturn at 1:09 PM PST is a transit that may inspire you to be of service to others who need help in this intense time. We’re in this together. Moon sextile Mercury at 8:54 PM PST is a transit of flowing communication. Now is the time to talk about your experiences so you can process them and learn. The Moon is in the revolutionary sign of Aquarius, reminding us that this is indeed a time of dynamic positive growth and change. The number of the day is lucky number 7.
Mantra: Tomorrow never knows.
Friday 12/22/17 10 of Cups
Moon in Aquarius
Mercury Stations Direct 8:01 PM PST
The 10 of Cups is a beautiful card that represents the idea of all that was and all that could be. This is a time of year when many people gather with their families and are reunited after a period of separation. Whatever it is you need to come home to, the door is waiting and open for you today and you will find yourself right where you belong. Moon square Jupiter at 1:16 AM PST is a transit of generosity and benevolence. However, be careful of bragging too much. Mercury stations Direct in Sagittarius, brining with it a period of lively conversation but keep the subject matter light since communication and delays will be the norm today. Give yourself extra time to get where you’re going and enjoy all the detours you take along the way. Moon sextile Uranus at 8:01 PM PST is a transit of adventure! If you’re traveling today, your trip will be more exciting than expected but most likely not in a bad way. The Moon is in the dynamic sign of Aquarius bringing with it dramatic change and surprises. The number of the day is 8, a number of karma.
Mantra: No time to explain. Just get in.
Saturday 12/23/17 The Devil
Moon Void of Course 2:13 AM PST
Moon Enters Pisces 6:42 AM PST
The Devil is sometimes affiliated with bondage but other times is associated with celebration and earthly pleasures. The transits today and the energy of the entire week point to the later meaning of the two for the interpretation of this card today. Moon sextile Venus at 2:13 AM PST is a transit of beauty and creativity. Hold your lover tight tonight. Moon sextile Saturn at 7:30 AM PST is a transit of accepting your duty. If you’re putting the finishing touches on gearing up for the holidays in the Western world, now is the time to do it. Moon sextile Sun at 10:55 AM PST is a transit of happiness, harmony and flow. Sometimes it’s OK to indulge and enjoy the pleasures in life but never forget your gratitude. The Moon is void of course in Aquarius until She enters Pisces at 6:42 AM PST. Let your cup overflow. The number of the day is 9, a number of near completion.
Mantra: Eat, drink and be merry!
Sunday 12/24/17 The Sun
Moon Void of Course 6:48 PM PST
The sun has literally returned because the darkest part of the year had passed, so it’s no surprise that the card of the day is the Sun. But there’s a lot more going on here this week. With Saturn coming home and Mercury stationing direct and a triple shot of Capricorn energy, we’re standing now on the top of the mountain watching the Sun rise. We’re closing out the year and worst is over. Moon trine Mars at 1:09 AM PST will grace you with the strength to come face to face with your own, personal truth. Moon conjunct Neptune at 5:44 AM PST is a transit that help you empathize with others. However, it muddles communication as well so remember, sometimes actions speak louder than words. Moon square Mercury at 8:31 AM PST may leave you at a loss for words. Sometimes it’s not what said that counts, but the feeling. Moon trine Jupiter at 1:20 PM PST is a generous transit of caring and sharing. Enjoy the afternoon with the people you love. Moon sextile Pluto at 6:48 PM PST is a transit of truths coming to light. Be grateful for the experience. Venus enters Capricorn at 9:26 PM PST where She will stay until 1/17/18. When Venus is in Capricorn, relationships are built on a firm foundation. They may not be the most exciting relationships, but they are the ones that last. The Moon is in the easy going sign of Pisces all day but she will go Void of Course at 6:48 PM PST. It’s OK though, everyone will be in such good spirits that everyone will just drift away with it. The number of the day is 1(0), a number of endings becoming beginnings.
Mantra: Through all the struggles and all the tears and all the fear we’ve made it and we’re still here.
Magdalena Tarot does not claim the rights to any of the Tarot card images used here. All images are from the Darkness of Light Tarot by Tony DiMauro