For the Week of Dec. 10 – Dec. 16

Sunday: the Moon is in Virgo
This is probably going to be more of a work-oriented day than a restful time. That’s just fine because there are plenty of things to take care of. Mercury retrograde can possibly jumble things up a bit, however Saturn in Sagittarius square (extra energy) to the Moon in Virgo will usher forth a sense of accomplishment as you check items off your to-do list.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: the Moon is in Libra
Doing things in a mild, moderate, and cooperative way is on the agenda when the Moon is in Libra. Grace, kindness, and subtle charms are the order of the day. Since this astrological sign likes to focus on interpersonal relationships (especially love connections), those qualities will be much appreciated.

Thursday, Friday: the Moon is in Scorpio
Mars, the original planetary ruler of the sign Scorpio (before Pluto was added), is now traveling through this sign and is therefore in close contact with the Moon. Mars can be rather feisty and Scorpio can be rather intense; however, Mr. Good Guy Jupiter is also traveling through this sign and will help to balance things out a little bit. So the bottom line is – some ups & some downs.

Saturday: the Moon is in Sagittarius
Venus is nicely placed in Sag right now, which may bring some unexpected sweetness into your life. The only caveat is to be careful not to overdo anything, especially if it’s something you want to talk about or something you want to eat.

Check your astrology chart to find which house (section of your chart) has the current Moon sign on the cusp (the beginning edge) & apply forecast information to that area of your life as well. For example, the Moon is in Leo and one of the suggestions is to entertain – however Leo is located in the 12th house of your chart, which is an inward energy place…then have a small, quiet gathering. By contrast, if Leo is located in the 1st house of your chart, an outward energy place…have a party! Don’t have an astrology chart? Click here .

It is interesting to note when the current Moon is in the same sign as your birth Moon and to see how the flavor of that day carries through the following 30 days.

Current Planet Positions:
Sun –
Sagittarius until Dec. 22
Mercury –
Sagittarius until Jan. 11, 2018
(∗retrograde Dec. 2 – 23)
Venus – Sagittarius until Dec. 25
Mars – Scorpio until Jan. 27, 2018
Jupiter –
Scorpio until Nov. 9, 2018
Saturn –
Sagittarius until Dec. 20
Uranus –
Aries until Mar. 6, 2019
(Taurus – May 16, 2018-Nov. 7, 2018)
Neptune –
Pisces until Mar. 30, 2025
Pluto –
Capricorn until Nov. 20, 2024

Current Asteroid Positions:
Ceres –
Leo until June 29
Pallas –
Taurus until Mar. 31
Juno –
Capricorn until Dec. 17, then Aquarius
Vesta –
Scorpio until Jan. 16
Chiron –
Pisces until Apr. 22

Current Asteroid Transits:
Ceres  Self-care, and lots of it, is at the top of the list.
Pallas –
New resources may appear re: your finances.
Juno – 
A partnership of some kind will help solidify your foundation.
Vesta –
A hidden desire needs your attention and will be advantageous.
Chiron – Transcend wounds and negativity through compassion.

Note: Timeframes for Moon signs, void-of-course periods, and current planet & asteroid positions are noted for Eastern time zone (USA). Please adjust according to your own location. Times are not given if the void-of-course Moon occurs for a very short period or if it occurs during the night (based on same Eastern time zone).

▪ v/c = Void-of-Course – When the Moon is void-of-course, spend time working on projects already in progress, creative endeavors, or self-improvement. Void-of-course simply means that no planets are aspecting the Moon as it gets ready to change signs; there won’t be a configuration of astro energy available to utilize. It’s best not to start new projects, sign important agreements, or go shopping when the Moon is void-of-course because the result will probably be unsatisfactory in some way.

∗Mercury Retrograde – the speed of the planet slows down considerably. Communications, paperwork, electronics, traffic and mail can become very mixed-up, delayed, or go on the ‘fritz’ during this time. A situation will be in the process of changing, so wait until Mercury is direct to finalize anything. In general, maintain a slower, more cautious pace in daily affairs. Always allow at least two days before (to slow down) and after (to resume regular activities) a Mercury retrograde period. (Read More about Mercury Retrograde)