December 5: Moon in Aries square Jupiter in Capricorn
The moon entering Aries at 11:44 a.m. on the west coast shows a powerful pivot for the day, as an urge for powerful self-expression wrangles with a square to Jupiter in the first degree of Capricorn, a potential struggle for the heart and mind against an excess of something weighty. Love and accept yourself first, of course, and then find a powerful expression for your love and devotion.
Eclipses are mostly bogeymen who derive the power to harm us only through our own fear. They’re largely a con, and a test of our discernment to see through the ungrounded hopes, tantalizing opportunities, and paralyzing fears that act as gatekeepers to our centered mind and heart. We have to be vigilant around these eclipse pitfalls all month, at least up till the middle of January. The solar eclipse itself is on Christmas day, and eclipses are most potent when they actually occur, so this holiday will require a great deal of caution. It certainly looks intense.