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What is "Truth"? -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., Dec. 11th - Sun., Dec. 17th, 2017

Please note that all times given below are Eastern Standard Time -- to change the listed times to your own timezone, I recommend clicking here for the time and date converter

For me, the theme of last week was very much connected to the Mercury/Saturn conjunction: more work than play, a serious focus on achievement, and a realistic approach...

Before we get to this week's forecast, I have one quick announcement: 
In last week's FORECASTING FORUM,we talked in great detail about Saturn changing signs from Sagittarius to Capricorn (its own sign), where it will journey until Dec. 2020!... Feel free to check out this 30-minute excerpt -- enjoy! 

If you want to know how Saturn's journey in Capricorn will impact you personally in the next three years, feel free to get the mp4-video presentation. To purchase this 90+ minute webinar, click here

This week's headline items: Chiron, though no longer retrograde, is still stationing all week; Mercury is still retrograde all week. Saturn will be in 29 degrees of Sagittarius all week (this is the last degree of the sign). The Balsamic Moon phase begins on Thursday morning and the New Moon in Sagittarius becomes exact on Sunday night.

There will also be two Moon VoC phases this week: Wednesday morning (for 1.5 hours), and Thursday evening (for almost 23.5 hours). 

Monday (Dec. 11th) at 12:01am EST, the Moon moves into relationship-oriented, harmony-seeking Libra, where it will journey until Wednesday early morning. The energy of the Libra Moon helps us be naturally courteous and diplomatic; we are more polite at this time, as we seek the approval of others. 

We very much want to maintain equal, fair relationships at this time, and are therefore open to making compromises and negotiating. These next two days are a great time for mediation -- but our need for peace and accompanying aversion to direct conflict could pull us to "yes" more easily than we might like. 

We may also be able see both sides of the equation so well that we can't make decisions. As best as you can, find an inner balance with this and communicate what needs to be said with grace and charm -- even if it's "No" ;-) One last quick note: this is also a great time for anything to do with visual arts. 

Chiron in Pisces is no longer retrograde, but is stationing all week, and Saturn will be in 29 degrees of Sagittarius all week -- the last degree of that sign -- this means that both of these planets are exalted all week. Our focus is directed to the healing process around our relationship to intuition and our emotional sensitivities -- and we are also directed to take a long, last look at our belief structures.

Ask yourself: Do the stories I tell myself about life open my heart and mind? Do they make me more loving or more fearful? Do they enrich my life or narrow it? What is "truth" -- does it exist? What is my truth?

What might true acceptance and kindness look like towards myself, others, and the world at large? What if a compassionate approach to my inner healing process actually benefited me and others?
 
Tuesday (December 12th): the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libraall day(see Monday very early morning for details). 
 
Tuesday evening, a Sun/Mercury alignment in 21º of Sagittarius becomes exact at 8:49pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from Monday on; it will remain strong until Wednesday night. This aspect indicates a confident mind and an analytical approach to life. Intelligence and communication abilities are strong at this time; however, we may not listen as well as the other speaks -- we might be too busy thinking about what to say next. 

With this alignment taking place in Sagittarius, we may feel particularly rushed or impatient, but it may not always serve us to get stuck on being "right" or insisting on things going faster.

We want an active role in communications -- it's very hard for us to passively listen and absorb information right now. What we say or write now has impact; so, as best as you can, choose your words wisely. If people hung on your every word, what would you say then? What would you hold back from saying?

Our opinions are strong and our thinking independent -- and we're proud of both -- our egos may therefore get bruised if we don't feel "heard". As best as you can, express yourself fully, knowing that others may have different opinion and that's ok. 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 18-24 degrees of Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces? If so, you will be more affected by this alignment. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo, Gemini or Virgo (the Sun rules Leo; Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo) 
 
Wednesday (Dec. 13th): the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra until 8:59am EST (see Monday very early morning for details). 
 
Wednesday at 7:27am EST, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for 1.5 hours, until 8:59am EST. Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to collaborate with others and bring a new level of focus and authenticity to your exploration of life. 

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Tuesday evening and night ahead of time ;-) (Moon sextiles Saturn in Sagittarius)
 
Wednesday at 8:59am EST, the Moon moves into passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio, where it will journey until Friday evening. We feel things deeply and have "X-Ray Vision" and "Bullshit-Smelling Abilities" ;-)

Emotional authenticity is extremely important to us at this time; anything less than 100% emotional honesty could be perceived as flat-out dishonest. Once we feel safe trusting someone, we want to merge with them, preferably forever... as long as our trust is never betrayed.

The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power. This occurs by a process of subtraction -- it urges us to let go of whatever disempowers us. It's therefore an excellent time to look at "old" fears, limiting habits or emotional attachments, especially those stemming from past traumas. 

Moon in Scorpio tends to run right over ambiguity -- it's "in or out", "with us or against us", "love me or leave me". It can therefore be stormy -- a cold winter storm, or a torrid tropical storm of passion, depending on how we "work" the energies :-)

Manipulation and paranoia are the lower vibrations of this aspect, so as best you can, be straightforward -- act in good faith and assume it in others. Best of all, be truly present to the fluctuations of your feelings -- no matter if they're "polite" or "timely". Feelings aren't facts, but they are information -- and heeding them will help you embrace all of who you are. 

Know thyself -- and love thyself -- you shall be set free. Remember: Love connects us to the Power within; Fear causes "Force" to show up -- and that's ultimately what disempowers us and others. 
 
Thursday (Dec. 14th): the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio all day (see Wednesday morning for details). 

Thursday late morning, Balsamic Moon phase begins when the Moon enters 11.5º of Scorpio. This lasts until Sunday night/Monday very early morning, when the New Moon in Sagittarius becomes exact (more on that later...however, feel free to watch my video on the subject -- will be posted by Thursday, Dec. 14th). 

We are being asked to slow down and get quiet, so we can listen to our inner sensing/intuition. For some of us, this might be a stretch. As best as you can: stay grounded, take a deep breath and exhale any tensions. Rather than starting something brand-new, put all that energy into completing existing projects or processes. 

This is also a great time for letting go of whatever no longer serves us. What if you could hear the voice of your inner wisdom? What might it be saying? 
 
Thursday at 8:42pm EST, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for almost 23.5 hours, until 8:07pm EST (Friday evening). Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to focus on inner processes. As best as you can, release any fears or traumas that keep you stuck in the past, and deepen your connection to what you feel deeply passionate about.
 
As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Tuesday evening and night ahead of time ;-) (Moon sextiles Pluto in Capricorn)
 
Friday (Dec. 15th):the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio and VoC  until 8:07pm EST (see Wednesday morning for details). 
 
Friday morning, a Mercury/Venus alignment in 18º of Sagittarius becomes exact at 9:09am EST. We started to feel this aspect from Tuesday evening on; it will remain strong until this Sunday evening. This is an excellent time to share about bravery, acts of heroism, physical activities, sports, new adventures or endeavors, ourselves, our personal goals -- or anything we feel passionate about -- and also about any teaching endeavors connected to those areas. 

This alignment supports communicating from a passionate heart -- and in fact, it becomes essential to connect to people with whom we feel a strong affinity. We wish to form those connections in a spirit of harmony, directness and equality. In fact, we tend generally to have a strong sense of fairness at this time, and want to be around people who share this passion. 

We also thoroughly enjoy the written and spoken word -- literature, wordplay, puns, moving conversations -- especially when these words speak of something new (or courageous). 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 15-21 degrees of Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces?  If so, you will feel this alignment quite strongly; the same is true for those of us with our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Virgo, Gemini, Libra or Taurus  (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra)
 
Friday at 8:07pm EST, the Moon moves into optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius, where it will journey until Monday morning (Dec. 18th).We're strongly motivated to explore and learn. We're not likely to be big fans of routine -- diversity and new adventures work best at this time -- we're also physically restless and need to burn that off with activity and physical exercise.

We tend to feel more open, optimistic and inspired -- but we also have a high degree of independence, which means we'd rather inspire others to do things our way, than take orders. Inspiring others could come easier than normal, as we can see the bigger picture, leaving us confident that others will agree with us, once they see what we see. 

As best as you can, speak your truth without assuming that everyone is on the same page as you. Improvisation works well for us at this time, as we are spontaneous and love living on the edge -- just watch out you aren't overdoing or overstating things.  
 
Friday late evening, a challenging Sun/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 10:46pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from Tuesday night on; it will remain strong until Monday evening (Dec. 18). This asks us to stretch ourselves and expand from within. We might feel less confident about who we are, and have a hard time projecting a social "front". Our conditioned mind and wounded feelings may be out of harmony with each other. 

As best as you can, take this as an opportunity to make space for feeling vulnerable or emotional without seeing yourself as weak or "less than". It is perfectly ok to have feelings and feel insecure once in a while; as best as you can, bring compassion and love to yourself and others. After all, we are all human…

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (MC) or personal planets in 21-28 degrees of Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo, or Gemini? If so, you will feel the effects of this aspect more strongly than otherwise.This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo (the Sun rules Leo).

Saturday (Dec. 16th): the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittariusall day  (see Friday evening for details). 
 
Saturday morning, a harmonious Sun/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 6:28am EST. We started to feel this aspect from Tuesday night on; it will remain strong until Monday evening (Dec. 18). This aspect connects us to a strong energy field -- physical and metaphysical. We feel alive, we want to create a better future for ourselves and others, and we want to have fun doing it. Watch out for messages from the Universe :-)

Originality and innovation come easy to us, as does connection with like-minded people. We can celebrate (and leverage) our idealism and unorthodox approaches to life's challenges. What if you expressed what's uniquely "you" without apologies? What if you did it with authenticity and pride? And, looking at things from a different angle: What might be possible with a bigger network of like-minded people? 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (MC) or personal planets in 21-28 degrees of Sagittarius, Aries or Leo? If so, you will feel more blessed by this planetary connection than otherwise.This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aquarius or Leo (the Sun rules Leo; Uranus rules Aquarius) 
 
Sunday (Dec. 17th): the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittariusall day (see Friday evening for details). 

Sunday early morning starts with lots of mental energy and an adventurous attitude. 

Towards the late morning/mid-day, we still have lots of energy at our disposal, plus a desire to connect with others and have some adventures. Physical exercise or activities with others are great ways to channel this energy. 

Towards the later evening, we may need to make some adjustments again. As best you can, honor both your need for adventure and exploration of life and your need to heal past wounding or insecurities. 

You may also feel a pull between introvert and extrovert, or simply fast and slow. Tune in for a moment and see if you need to take a break or at least slow down a little. As best as you can, be compassionate and kind with yourself. 

Sunday late evening: we might find ourselves wanting to connect with like-minded people, so we can share our enthusiasm and vision for life with them. 

As Sunday is also the last day before the New Moon becomes exact, this is a great day to let go of what no longer serves us. As best as you can, avoid jumping the gun: Rather than launching into brand-new endeavors or connections, wait until a couple of days have passed after the New Moon. 

Some of us might feel a little anxious or nervous today: As best as you can, get quiet and go within… Listen to the silence between the sounds… Find peace in the connection with your innermost and truest Self.

Sunday night/Monday very early morning at 1:30am EST, the New Moon in 26.5º of Sagittariusbecomes exact. I will write in more detail about this New Moon in next week's forecasts -- for now, feel free to watch my video on the subject: (will be posted by Dec. 14th)
 
A head's up for nextMonday (Dec. 18th): The Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius until 8:33am EST (see Friday evening for details). Monday very early morning, at 1:30am EST, the New Moon in 26.5 degrees of Sagittarius becomes exact. At 8:10am EST, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for 23 minutes, until 8:33am ESTAt that time, the Moon moves into Capricorn, where it will journey until Wednesday evening. More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-)

One Last Announcement:
Join me for my next FORECASTING FORUM, Wednesday, Jan. 3rd, 2018 at 1pmPST/ 4pm EST/9pm GMT (London-time). Please note that we will be talking about what's coming up in 2018 -- a look a head at the whole year!

If you want to know how to align yourself with the energies of 2018, join me live or sign up for the mp4-video presentation. Other than booking a reading with me, this is the highest level of support you can get -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. To register now, click here

Here is a testimonial from one of our participants right after joining our most recent Forum:
Thank you for the last Forecasting Forum. Your explanation is always very easy to understand and I really appreciated it!  Also, thank you for mentioning my questions and answered them during the webinar!! Thanks a lot!!-- Keiko 

Have a fantastic week! 
Many blessings,
Sonja

PS: To apply my forecasts and videos to your own birth chart, watch my 30-minute class on: "How to Read Your Birth Chart" and feel free to go to my Facebook Fan page for my daily forecasts ;-) 



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