Friday, December 1, 2023 – The day is ruled by Venus in Libra (in domicile).
Here are all the steps of Mercury’s transit through the two zodiac signs:
Mercury enters Capricorn on December 1 at 4:31:29 PM.
Between December 1 and 12, Mercury in Capricorn is in direct motion.
Between December 12 and 23, Mercury in Capricorn is in retrograde station.
Between December 23, 2023, and January 1, 2024, Mercury in Sagittarius is in retrograde motion.
Between January 1 and 3, 2024, Mercury in Sagittarius is in direct station.
Between January 3 and 14, 2024, Mercury in Sagittarius is in direct motion.
Between January 14 and February 5, 2024, Mercury in Capricorn is in direct motion.
On February 5, 2024, at 7:10:01 AM, Mercury enters Aquarius, concluding this cycle of retrogradation in Capricorn and Sagittarius.
Today, at 6:00:06 PM, the Moon ingress Leo.
VENUS transits the sign of Libra (in domicile) until December 4, creating a favorable period for harmonious relationships, love, and appreciating beauty. It encourages kindness and cooperation while remaining mindful of our own needs and desires. It’s an opportune time to create balance and harmony in our lives.
MARS transits Sagittarius until January 4, bringing enthusiastic, courageous, and adventurous energy. It’s a favorable moment for exploration, learning, and aligning actions with personal values. However, managing impulsivity and being aware of the impact on others is crucial.
Between December 1 at 6:00:06 PM and December 4 at 5:50:11 AM, a harmonious trine forms between the Moon in Leo and Mars in Sagittarius, fostering natural harmony between action and emotion. This facilitates collaboration and achieving common goals. Seize this favorable energy to reach your objectives and enjoy fulfilling relationships.
Saturday, December 2, 2023 – The day is ruled by Saturn in Pisces.
SATURN transits the sign of Pisces until February 13, 2026. In this #astrovlog, I discuss the general influence, the history of this transit, and its impact on each Ascendant: https://youtu.be/WEjMcFvBdZ4?si=m61OKD-FgxGOh3cK
As you already know, Saturn in Pisces returned to direct motion since November 5, marking the conclusion of a reflective period associated with a form of internalization. The return to direct motion suggests it’s time to apply the lessons learned and act accordingly.
This shift could signify an opportunity to lay the foundations of a plan or project and organize ourselves more efficiently. Perhaps you’ve just completed a project that seemed never-ending, and now you’re finally seeing the results of your hard work.
Sunday, December 3, 2023 – The day is ruled by the Sun in Sagittarius.
JUPITER is transiting the sign of Taurus until May 26, 2024, and here’s an #astrovlog about the significance of this transit and its impact on each Ascendant: https://youtu.be/k1miUVrbdKE?si=KvTnBAyqsF7kgjJz
Until December 30, 2023, Jupiter is in retrograde motion.
Between December 30, 2023, and January 1, 2024, Jupiter is in direct station.
Between January 1 and May 26, 2024, Jupiter is in direct motion.
Here are the potential effects of this retrogradation:
Jupiter retrograde in Taurus may bring a period of review and reflection on how we approach personal growth and expansion in the material and pragmatic aspects of life. We may question if the directions or projects we started earlier are still suitable to achieve our goals.
Taurus values stability and gradual building. During Jupiter’s retrograde transit in Taurus, we might feel the need to slow down and examine details more carefully before making major decisions or progressing with significant projects.
Jupiter retrograde in Taurus provides an opportunity to reassess what we consider valuable and important regarding material possessions, financial resources, and material comfort. We may wonder if we are overly focused on things that do not bring long-term satisfaction.
Taurus is associated with sensory pleasures and connection with the senses. Jupiter retrograde in Taurus may encourage a deeper exploration of enjoyable experiences and how we find joy in our daily lives.
Monday, December 4, 2023 – The day is ruled by the Moon in Virgo.
At 05:50:12 AM Moon ingress Virgo.
VENUS is transiting the sign of Scorpio (in detriment) between December 4–29, bringing a period where relationships become more intense and authentic, and values are evaluated with a deeper perspective. It’s essential to enjoy passion and emotional connections, explore hidden aspects of relationships, and be willing to make changes and transformations to bring relationships to a more authentic and profound level. Financially, approach resource management and investments wisely.
During December 4–5, Venus in Scorpio forms an applying trine with Saturn in Pisces, both planets in direct motion. This represents a favorable period to build stable relationships and consolidate personal values. It’s an opportune time to blend passion with discipline, plan for the long term, and invest responsibly, both in relationships and financial matters.
In the period of December 4–10, Venus in Scorpio forms an applying opposition with Jupiter retrograde in Taurus. This may bring a time where finding a balance between deep passion and measured, pragmatic expansion is necessary. Be aware of the tendency to exaggerate or neglect certain aspects of life and seek harmony between these seemingly opposing energies, which can, in fact, complement each other. This could be an opportune moment to reassess personal values and explore ways to integrate them in a balanced and wise manner.
Tuesday, December 5, 2023 – The day is ruled by Mars in Sagittarius.
Today, at 07:49:00 AM you get Last Quarter Moon in Virgo: You find yourself in a situation where you need to find a way to integrate the practical and analytical approach in your career and/or vocation with the desire to personally expand and explore new horizons. You may feel tension between staying grounded in the practical details of your career and heading towards a broader, more optimistic vision of personal life. Connect with your own body, staying grounded in reality, but also remember your need for development through exploring opportunities.
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 – The day is ruled by Mercury in Capricorn.
Today, at 6:34:35 PM Moon ingress Libra.
URANUS is in TAURUS for an extended journey, concluding on April 26, 2026, and in this #astrovlog, I explain the situations you might encounter: https://youtu.be/1wky51I8pzE?si=fmN6ptrt0n2ZhZJq
Until January 28, 2024, Uranus in Taurus is in retrograde motion, urging you to open up mentally and emotionally to unexplored possibilities. The desire to break free from conventional constraints intensifies. Freedom lies in transformation and the ability to accept change as part of our evolution.
This retrograde journey requires you to confront your own fears and liberate yourself from self-imposed limits. Learn to appreciate the beauty of diversity and seek innovative ways to express your authenticity and uniqueness.
Thursday, December 7, 2023 – The day is ruled by Jupiter retrograde in Taurus.
NEPTUNE is transiting the sign of Pisces until March 30, 2025, at 13:59. Firstly, Neptune does not fall into the category of personal planets, impacting individuals only when it creates a conjunction with personal planets in the natal chart. Its impact is more significant at a social, worldly level, affecting the masses.
Where is Neptune in your natal chart? In this #astrovlog, I discuss how Neptune operates in natal chart: https://youtu.be/ubNSRLSNTYI?si=88kcXQkVzP0uEPz6
Neptune in Pisces is in retrograde motion until December 7, 2023. The retrograde transit of Neptune in Pisces brings deeply spiritual energy, inviting us to connect more profoundly with the subtle and intuitive aspects of our lives. This transit may bring a period of reflection, revision, and inner transformation.
Neptune is associated with spirituality, imagination, compassion, and connection to higher dimensions of existence. In Pisces, Neptune is at home, expressing itself most naturally. This transit intensifies the Neptunian energy and brings it in a more profound and introspective manner.
Neptune’s retrogradation indicates a period when we are called to reflect on our internal illusions and confusions. We may be invited to confront fears, blocks, or dependencies that have kept us captive and work to release them. It’s a favorable time to unveil and bring to light subtler and hidden aspects of our selves.
During this transit, we may become more sensitive and receptive to subtle energies and influences around us. Intuition and connection to the spiritual realm can be amplified, providing an opportunity to listen to our inner voice and guide our lives in a deeper and more authentic way.
After December 7, Neptune in Pisces returns to direct motion, and it has the following potential manifestations in your life: bringing clarity and direction in artistic expression and exploring sources of inspiration, being more open to deep experiences and emotions, as well as gaining clarity about aspirations and the direction you wish to pursue.
Intuition is at its peak, and you have greater power to connect with your spiritual side.
Friday, December 8, 2023 – The day is ruled by Venus in Scorpio (in detriment).
The Lunar Nodes have been transiting the Aries-Libra axis for a while, and their influence will persist until January 12, 2025, at 01:01:30. Here’s an #astrovlog about the general impact of this transit and its influence on each Ascendant: https://youtu.be/8YouZwANSlE?si=1gIRZhJpvb2kWZdY
Saturday, December 9, 2023 – The day is ruled by Saturn in Pisces.
Today, at 05:34:46 AM, the Moon ingress Scorpio (in fall).
PLUTO has been in direct motion in the sign of Capricorn for a while, marking the last time before transitioning into Aquarius for a lengthy 20-year transit. Pluto in Capricorn has had a long transit since November 27, 2008, during the global financial crisis. In which house is Pluto transiting in your chart? How have you evolved or developed/reinvented yourself during this period?
Sunday, December 10, 2023 – The day is ruled by the Sun in Sagittarius.
Until December 15, a harmonious trine forms between the Sun in Sagittarius and the North Node in Aries, bringing a period where you may feel inspired to follow your passions and achieve personal goals. Sagittarius’ energy encourages expansive thinking and exploring new ideas, and the trine with the North Node in Aries supports personal action and initiative. You might feel it’s time to step out of your comfort zone, explore new areas, and take controlled risks. Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, is associated with wisdom, making it a favorable time to expand your knowledge and learn from new experiences.
While the energy can be optimistic and enthusiastic, it’s essential to be cautious not to let enthusiasm carry you away and ignore consequences. Overconfidence or impulsivity could lead to unwise decisions. Maintaining a balance between exploration and responsibility is crucial.
Monday, December 11, 2023 – The day is ruled by the Moon in Scorpio and Sagittarius.
Today, at 01:10:55 PM Moon ingress Sagittarius.
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 – The day is ruled by Mars in Sagittarius.
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 – The day is ruled by Mercury in retrograde station in Capricorn.
Today, at 01:32:00 AM, the New Moon in Sagittarius occurs – It is a favorable moment to start new projects, especially those related to writing, studying, communication, and travel. You feel the desire to travel, explore the surroundings, or engage in activities that expose you to new ideas and experiences. Interactions with siblings, neighbors, and friends can be intense but also full of enthusiasm. It’s a suitable time to express your thoughts and ideas openly and seek new ways to learn and grow intellectually. It’s essential not to spread yourself too thin across various areas of exploration.
At 05:31:24 PM, the Moon ingress Capricorn (in detriment).
Thursday, December 14, 2023 – The day is ruled by Jupiter retrograde in Taurus.
As the Moon transitions into the sign of Capricorn, a conjunction with Mercury in retrograde station occurs – It’s useful to pay attention to how you express your thoughts and emotions to avoid confusion or misunderstandings, as this conjunction has a maximum impact on your words and their effect on others.
Friday, December 15, 2023 – The day is ruled by Venus in Scorpio (in detriment).
Today, at 07:55:54 PM Moon ingress Aquarius.
From December 15 to 21, Venus in Scorpio forms an applying opposition with retrograde Uranus in Taurus, suggesting the need to navigate carefully through unexpected changes in relationships and personal values. It’s essential to be open to adaptation and find a balance between the need for stability and the desire for freedom and innovation. This aspect can bring surprises and challenges but also opportunities to reinvent yourself through relationships and the manifestation of your values in a freer and more authentic way.
Saturday, December 16, 2023 – The day is ruled by Saturn in Pisces.
For a few days, there is a configuration of a mutable cross/square, indicating the necessity of adapting, remaining flexible, and being open to communication and knowledge.
Sunday, December 17, 2023 – The day is ruled by the Sun in Sagittarius.
Today, at 09:58:15 PM Moon ingress Pisces.
Monday, December 18, 2023 – The day is ruled by the Moon in Pisces.
A conjunction forms between the Moon and Saturn in Pisces, putting you in a position to confront emotional reality and not ignore it. Saturn encourages awareness and taking responsibility for your emotions, even if it can be a challenging experience.
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 – The day is ruled by Mars in Sagittarius.
Today, at 08:39:00 PM, the First Quarter Moon in Pisces occurs – This transit can bring tension between your intuitive and emotional side (Moon in Pisces) and the desire to live freely and express yourself creatively (Sun in Sagittarius in the 5th house). You may feel the need to navigate through deep emotions and internal changes while exploring and expressing yourself freely in creative activities. It’s possible to have inner revelations and confront deep aspects of yourself while seeking ways to express yourself freely.
Wednesday, December 20, 2023 – The day is ruled by retrograde Mercury in Capricorn.
Today, at 12:47:15 AM Moon ingress Aries.
Thursday, December 21, 2023 – The day is ruled by Jupiter retrograde in Taurus.
An applying sextile between retrograde Jupiter in Taurus and Saturn in Pisces begins to form, offering opportunities to combine ideal aspirations with a pragmatic approach. Saturn in Pisces can bring structure to more subtle and spiritual aspects, while Jupiter in Taurus can support growth in practical aspects of life.
Taurus and Saturn are both associated with resource management. Through this sextile, you may have the chance to learn how to manage your resources more efficiently and balanced, combining Saturn’s discipline with Jupiter’s abundance and confidence.
Friday, December 22, 2023 – The day is ruled by Venus in Scorpio (in detriment).
Today, at 04:50:04 AM Moon ingress Taurus (in exaltation).
The SUN enters the sign of CAPRICORN on December 22, 2023, at 05:27:20 AM. Happy Birthday to all Capricorn natives! Here’s the profile of the Capricorn native in this #astrovlog: https://youtu.be/3oaKo3egZIA?si=k4W8t6EBTBpMZwhO
With the Sun entering the sign of Capricorn, an important astronomical event occurs – the Winter Solstice, marking the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere of Earth and the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere. The Winter Solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. In the northern hemisphere, the Sun rises at the lowest height in the sky and follows the shortest path above the horizon during the Winter Solstice. This means that the day is very short, and the night is very long. After the Winter Solstice, the days will begin to lengthen, and the night will gradually become shorter, marking the beginning of the winter season.
From December 22 to 25, Venus in Scorpio forms an applying trine with Neptune in Pisces, indicating a favorable period for bringing harmony and deep understanding to relationships and exploring creative and spiritual aspects of life. It’s the right time to connect with yourself and explore and express your passions and creativity. Be open to inspiration and explore the more subtle aspects of life.
Saturday, December 23, 2023 – The day is ruled by Saturn in Pisces.
Saturn in Pisces today forms favorable aspects with retrograde Jupiter in Taurus and the Sun in Capricorn, so you have the energy, the desire to do something practical, you have a plan, and the necessary discipline.
Sunday, December 24, 2023 – The day is ruled by the Sun in Capricorn.
Today, at 10:14:42 AM, the Moon enters Gemini, and it’s Christmas Eve, important for all Christians, regardless of denomination.
In Romania, on Christmas Eve, at dusk, in many villages and towns across the country, caroling begins, an ancient form of announcing the Birth of Jesus, which opens the cycle of the 12 sacred days from the turn of the year. From Christmas Eve to the days of Christmas, children go caroling: “The Star,” “The Cradles,” “Bethlehem” are just a few of the songs dedicated to the holiday. Children go to relatives and neighbors, proclaiming through their songs the birth of the Baby Jesus. The most common star songs have religious content: “Three Shepherds Met,” “Oh, What Wonderful News,” “The Star Is Rising High.”
I wish you joy and health and to celebrate with faith in your hearts this important moment.
Monday, December 25, 2023 – The day is ruled by the Moon in Gemini.
Today is the first day of Christmas, and we celebrate the Birth of the Lord (the birth of Jesus Christ. It is part of the 12 imperial feasts of the Byzantine Rite churches. It is less important whether Jesus was born on this day; what matters most is the significance of Jesus Christ message, and it is good to assimilate his hopeful message for all of humanity. Peace for all!
Tuesday, December 26, 2023 – The day is ruled by Mars in Sagittarius.
Today, at 5:15:09 PM Moon ingress Cancer (in domicile).
Wednesday, December 27, 2023 – The day is ruled by Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius.
Today, at 2:33:00 AM, we have the Full Moon in Cancer – which can highlight the need to find a balance between emotional security and the desire to explore mentally and spiritually (Moon in Cancer in the 9th house). There might be tension between the need for deep emotional connection and daily responsibilities, as well as pragmatic and efficient communication (Sun in Capricorn in the 3rd house). You may feel the desire to emotionally connect to deeper experiences, such as travel or in-depth learning, while remaining responsible for daily tasks.
Thursday, December 28, 2023 – The day is ruled by Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius.
In the period of December 28–29, Venus in Scorpio forms, for the last time, an applying sextile with Pluto in Capricorn – it is a suitable moment to consciously and responsibly explore and transform relationships and personal values. It’s an opportunity to bring beneficial changes and evolve personally and relationally. You have the chance to use this energy to connect with profound aspects of life and transform them in a positive and sustainable way.
Friday, December 29, 2023 – The day is ruled by Venus in Sagittarius.
Today, at 2:23:04 AM Moon ingress Leo.
Today, Venus begins its transit through the sign of Sagittarius between December 29, 2023, and January 23, 2024, bringing a change in the relational atmosphere and how people relate to pleasures, personal values, and social connections.
It’s true that a square forms between Venus in Sagittarius and Saturn in Pisces between December 29 and January 1, which may bring challenges in managing relationships and personal desires in a balanced and responsible manner. It’s important to be aware of these tensions and seek creative and practical solutions to overcome challenges in relationships.
Saturday, December 30, 2023 – The day is ruled by Saturn in Pisces.
Sunday, December 31, 2023 – The day is ruled by the Sun in Capricorn.
Today, at 1:53:14 PM Moon ingress Virgo.
Today is New Year’s Eve, the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. In Romania, villagers go from house to house with the “plugușor” to wish everyone a “Happy New Year!” (La mulți ani!). On this day, people prepare special dishes and drinks for the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebration and finalize the details for sending greetings and wishes. In various regions of Romania, there are mask dances (the masked dance) or the singing of “Sorcova” (the waving of a stick for well-wishing), where people wish for the coming year to be richer and luckier.
So, I wish you all a prosperous and healthy New Year 2024!
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