December 2017 Moon Forecast
Self-care is going to be a huge priority for December. Not only because of the holiday stress, but there is a lot going on energetically as well. The holiday lights, lists, and constant bombardment of sensory information is a lot for most folks to handle, and even more so to those who are sensitive. Add to that Mercury Retrograde for most of the month (3 through 22) and you can expect an emphasis on communication and crossed wires.
If you can, do your holiday shopping early, especially if you order online, as Mercury Retrograde is going to have a field day in that arena. Just remember to slow down, double check things, and if you can, meditate each day, or at least get outside and feel Mama Earth.
This December, Mercury Retrograde happens during peak holiday shopping season. Double check, double check, double check. Click To Tweet
On December 3 at 10:47 am EST, we have a Full Moon in Gemini. This Full Moon occurs right on the heels of Mercury Retrograde, and since Gemini is ruled by Mercury - the theme is all about communication in all it’s forms and misrepresentations.
Where do you need to speak up and be more clear with your boundaries? Where are you letting things slip by and be ‘accepted’ by ignoring them and not taking action? Speak up and be clear with your words and vision.
Expect this Full Moon to illuminate communications AND miscommunications. During this time (and pretty much the rest of December) good self care and grounding (like meditation) is vital. You don’t want to take any of this muck being stirred up personal. Do what you need to do it keep things in perspective.
Last Quarter Moon
December 10 in Virgo at 2:51 am EST is the Last Quarter Moon this month. Use the Waning energy to give your house a good cleaning and let go of things that you no longer need. If you can utilize the service oriented Virgo energy and donate items, even better.
On December 18 at 1:30 am EST, the New Moon in Sagittarius occurs. This New Moon occurs at the tail end of this Mercury Retrograde cycle, meaning it’s a great moon to review and plan with. Use the laser like focus of the archer to take a real look at your year and make note of where you fell short of your goals, and learn from it. That way you can go into next year with a plan that is rock solid.
First Quarter Moon
December 26 at 4:20 am EST is the First Quarter Moon in Aries. This action oriented, waxing moon is the perfect time to get going on those action steps from your New Moon intention - perhaps even get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions!
I created a worksheet to help you keep track of the moon phases, along with your lunar intentions. Download your copy by clicking here or on the image below!
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