SOLSTICE FULL MOON

Full Moon @ 0 Capricorn/Cancer 50
December 22, 2018, 12:50pm EST, 9:50am PST, 5:50pm GMT
December 23, 4:50am AEDT

Image: White Unicorn, web collage by Dana Hunt. The Unicorn is a wonderful image for the Sagittarius-Capricorn cusp, as it combines the horsy sense of Sagittarius and the archer’s arrow in its single horn, as well as being a magical, mythical beast as is the Capricorn Sea Goat.

I love it when a Full Moon lights up a Solstice, like an exclamation point.

The Solstices mark the (apparent) northerly and southerly turn-around points of the Sun, and the change of dark to light, light to dark. The Sun seems to pause for about 5 days, like a retrograde planet turning around, opening a doorway, a celebratory space, into a new season.  This Full Moon activates both Solstice points, with the Sun in Capricorn and the Moon in Cancer. These two potent cusps mark the “official” beginning of summer and winter seasons, reversed in the northern and southern hemispheres.

This major turning point is accompanied by several planetary combinations spice up the sky, most notably:

Jupiter and Mercury in Sagittarius— King and Counselor. May Justice and Righteousness prevail.  Intuition inspires perception. Lots of News. Adventure at the drop of a hat.

Mars and Chiron in Pisces, with Neptune‘s nearby influences, may undermine (on the negative side) or soften (positive side) our energy. It is a combination that suggests taking it easy, to be present and still at this turning point of the Sun. Prayer, meditation, bathing, and various subtle holistic (Chiron) modalities that can soothe your energy, washing off anxieties. A lot of old ‘stuff’ is washing away under the bridge, as Chiron transitions into a new sign in the new year.

Venus and Ceres commune in Scorpio. As Venus emerges from the circle of her retrograde, Ceres greets her. Ceres, guardian of the people and “all our relations,” has been a significance influence in relation to this Venus deep dive, strongly evoking the journey of Persephone into the underworld. She finds her sovereignty as Queen, and can return with this self-knowledge. How deep has your journey been? Have you experienced a pull that brought forth another level of your desire to be, to transform, to renew? What do you bring back from that journey into your heart? What has been released? Can you stay with the internal heart connection that has been made, in both painful and joyful ways?

Venus retrograde is a “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all” experience. Pay attention to your process of unfolding the gifts, stay fully embodied, be courageous enough to Be Here Now.

The Magic of Intention
You are what
your deepest desire is.
As your desire,
so is your intention.
As your intention,
so is your will.
As your will,
so is your deed.
As your deed,
so is your destiny.

Enough reading. Go out and experience the light of this special Solstice Full Moon.

Short but sweet, this time, as I wish you happy holidays, and head off to Denver to be with my daughter.

Onward into the New Year!