December brings a new vibration and a chance to bring closure and resolution to the year of 2018.
For the first part of December, we still have Mercury, the planet of communication, in retrograde. Under this energy, we are being encouraged to reflect, pause, and wait before rushing ahead.
Whenever Mercury goes retrograde, it is always a time to go within and dig through our subconscious in order to clear through blocks and to let go of any lingering thoughts, patterns, or beliefs that are no longer serving us.
Mercury goes out of retrograde on the 6th of December, and at this time we may be feeling a little lighter and a little more at peace with where things are at.
Around the same time Mercury goes direct, we have a New Moon on the 6th-7th in the sign of Sagittarius. This is a really positive New Moon that is going to bring some fresh inspiration and a wave of optimism into our lives.
Under this energy, we are going to be encouraged to go with the flow and to attune ourselves to the rhythm of Mother Earth.
Instead of trying to force or push things, this energy asks us to surrender, trust, and allow ourselves to be guided by our hearts.
This New Moon carries a free-flowing, loving energy that we can use to raise our vibration and boost our mood. This will be a much-welcomed energy and will help us to lighten up as we enter the holiday season.
Following the New Moon, we have the special day of 12/12. In numerology, 1212 is associated with advanced consciousness and the ability to see and travel into other dimensions.
On this day a portal of energy is activated where we can strengthen our light bodies and the field of energy around us. It is also believed that we can use the strength from our light body to travel across dimensions and access higher realms of consciousness.
Paying attention to our dreams, meditating and observing the signs and messages of the Universe around this time will help us open to this energy.
Next up, on December 21st we have the Solstice, which is marked by the Sun’s move into the earth sign of Capricorn.
The Solstice brings the changing of the seasons and will be the darkest day of the year for those in the Northern Hemisphere, and the longest day of the year for those in the Southern Hemisphere.
With the Sun in Capricorn, we are going to be encouraged to get grounded and to take a more practical view on life. We are also going to be able to take the inspiration and adventure that we gained while the Sun was in Sagittarius, and apply it to our lives so we can relish it for the long term.
Capricorn energy wants the good habits to stick, so it’s also a perfect time to set goals, make plans, and think about your new year’s resolution.
The month wraps up with a Full Moon in Cancer on the 22nd. This Full Moon is highly sensitive and emotional, and is the last Full Moon we have before entering Eclipse season.
Even though there is a sensitive tone to this Full Moon, it is actually a great time to reflect on the lessons of the year gone by and to release all that you no longer wish to carry into the new year.
This is the perfect time to spiritually and emotionally cleanse and purify yourself and to really practice self-love and self-care.
Finding time to take a break, and making time for the things that really matter are going to be important as we wrap up the end of the year.
January is an action-packed month with two Eclipses, so December is one of the last chances we have to spend time reflecting and looking after our emotional and spiritual well-being.
2018 has really been a year of healing and reflection. We have had many significant retrogrades and planetary shifts, and it seems that the Universe has really been encouraging us to go within, clear out the old, and reflect on who we are and where we want to be.
As we move through December, this reflective energy is going to amplify, and we are really going to be able to feel how far we have traveled, how we have grown, and how we have spiritually evolved.
2019 is an action based year, and all of the internal work we have done in 2018 is going to be able to be applied. We are going to be able to take our newly upgraded selves and shine for all of the world to see.