SkyCode Horoscopes for December 11-17, 2017


Horoscopes to unlock the stars, not to be locked down by them.

The Healing Moon

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We’re transitioning through “the dark” in a few ways. We’re in the final few weeks of 2017. We’re about a week from the solstice and the longest night of the year. Saturn tips at the edge of returning home in Capricorn. Darting Mercury experiences a renewal with his interior/inferior conjunction on Tuesday. (I’ve written about this before here.) And this month’s Super full moon wanes into this year’s last new moon. About two and half days before the new moon, the moon enters what we astrologers call its “balsamic” phase.

First thing to know is that this phase has nothing to do with balsamic vinegar. The etymology of balsamic, though, does relate to what’s soothing, fragrant, and healing. So, a darkening moon is one that’s recuperating and soothing. Almost as if the Moon is hurt by giving all its light at the full moon. But, as anyone who has gone through a healing process after something traumatic, healing does not always feel soothing. A healing sore can itch like hell. Yet, the wound is closing and healing.

But it’s often hard to trust that the healing is happening. You can’t be sure that an itchy irritation isn’t a sign of infection. That the dark of the moon won’t be the forerunner of darker days ahead.

This seems doubly true while Mercury’s retrograde. It’s common for connections and communication to be wonkier now. Friendships fray. Lovers fall in or out of love. Packages seem as likely to be lost as found now.

But all these heavenly markers highlight a transition. It’s up to us whether these transitions bode for better or worse. As creatures that rely on habit and routine to keep a veneer of normalcy, we don’t necessarily welcome change. That’s the first and often biggest mistake to make during a balsamic moon: sticking to old ways of doing things rather than embracing a new normal.

You’ll know you’re more on the path to healing if you feel like you’re gaining more of your flow. Illness, fear, and mounting frustrations are all indications that you’re resisting the flow. Don’t resist the reset. Pass through the dark with your heart and eyes open.

Read on for the SkyCodes for your particular moon, ascendant, Sun or key planet of your chart.

SAGITTARIUS
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Jupiter in birth chart

One of your most powerful gifts is foresight. That’s one of the key symbolic meanings for why you’re called the Archer—you see far ahead. Sometimes you can plan your way into what becomes the future. But other times you must see feelingly. These insights could come through waking or sleeping dreams. Jolt right into your mind from nowhere. They seize you more than you seize them. So, let them ride you. Let them settle deeper into you without running too far or fast with them yet.

Affirmation:
I can both plan and feel my way into the future I want.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Jupiter? Learn what to do about it here.

CAPRICORN
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Saturn in birth chart

It still might be hard to describe all the changes you feel are coming in your life. You might try to lay them out in detailed plans. Or put a brave, positive face to friends and family about what’s next. But it’s okay: you only have a few clues. And that’s great! The thrill of the mystery is what will keep you invested…and humble. Humility isn’t necessarily something that you can do to yourself. It comes from “standing” before something or someone that humbles you. For you, it might be this sense of epic yet partially cloaked destiny ahead of you. It fills you with wonder or awe. Run with that and those few clues. That’s enough for now.

Affirmation:
Despite all my best plans, I am humbled and thrilled by the beautiful mysteries cloaking my destiny.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Saturn? Learn what to do about it here.

AQUARIUS
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Saturn in birth chart

Ambition isn’t necessarily one of the words we astrologers throw your way often enough. But we should. You have a lot of ambition, in fact. Your notion of ambition, though, isn’t as concerned with external trappings. You’re not going for a prize because someone told you that it is a prize worth having. You feel the push to achieve more now because that’s what’s bubbled up from inside of you. It’s what you need to do. You’re determined to land a job, for example, because you want to see what YOU can do with it, not just to have a title or another goal to check off. Just say “Yes” to it, without guilt, fear, or apology. You’re not compromising your integrity by admitting your hunger.

Affirmation:
I own up to the hunger I feel deep within to demonstrate my abilities to the world!

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Saturn? Learn what to do about it here.

PISCES
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Jupiter in birth chart

You’ve had some curve balls thrown your way recently. Nothing you likely can’t handle. But perhaps they’ve shaken your faith in yourself or your plans. That’s not entirely a bad thing. Plans, in general, can read like sacred scriptures in people’s minds. Intentions can easily slip into unassailable entitlements. We can forget that the Cosmos is not our servant. Remember to go more with the flow and use plans as a guide. Don’t let a course correction confuse you into thinking you’re lost. You’re still on the path.

Affirmation:
I use plans as a guide for how I best flow with the Cosmos, not a promise that all go well because it’s been spelled out.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Jupiter? Learn what to do about it here.

ARIES
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Mars in birth chart

The holidays or a vacay likely can’t come fast enough for you. You possibly have a strong pull to get away. If that’s something you can do with your schedule or budget, do it! But don’t be dismayed if you can’t. Find a way to create a staycation. Perhaps you might find that in visiting part of a museum you’ve never visited. Or venturing along a different part of a park or nature trail. You’re mostly looking for a fresh perspective, and a change in environment can help with that, whether it’s big or small.

Affirmation:
I gain a fresh perspective on life by venturing into a different environments.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Mars? Learn what to do about it here.

TAURUS
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Venus in birth chart

Sometimes you should let go of hard feelings to get on with YOUR life. If you wait for someone else to make the first move, you won’t get anywhere. This doesn’t mean you must forgive and forget as if nothing ever happened. Forgiveness, when you’ve truly experienced hurt, is an ongoing process. It’s a commitment to own up to the hurt but look past it toward what’s better. Now, if there’s nothing better between you and someone, then it’s best to forgive and forget the relationship. But stubbornness on the part of two or more folks won’t help anyone. And you got important things to do, so get on with clearing the air, even if someone else wants to hold on to his or her stank attitude.

Affirmation:
I let go of hard feelings to get on with MY life.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Venus? Learn what to do about it here.

GEMINI
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Mercury in birth chart

There’s been a lot of emphasis this Mercury retrograde on changing yourself or improving how you do what you do to connect better with others. But things will shift now. There’s not much you can do to improve some situations. True grit of character shows when you face such no-win scenarios. It would be best to walk away from some people. But you’ll have to stick it out with others as they are. You’ll either have to ignore their quirks or find a way to accept them. What’s important is that you tried and that’s growth.

Affirmation:
I can only improve certain situations and myself so much before I must accept things as they are or reject them.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Mercury? Learn what to do about it here.

CANCER
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Moon in birth chart

Perhaps now you’ll begin to see that you’re the one who might benefit most from this Mercury retrograde season. You’ve had to focus more on tweaking and even re-working your daily flow. That’s no easy thing to do for you since you thrive on comfort and routines. Now it’s time to begin leaping forward toward bigger and better things. One area that you sense will shift more will be relationships, romantic and otherwise. You can’t treat those like improvements you made to your routines. But you can begin thinking about what you can do to be a better partner, friend, sibling, or colleague.

Affirmation:
I have made the improvements with the “little things” to be more ready for bigger tasks and projects.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Moon? Learn what to do about it here.

LEO
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Sun in birth chart

Holding on to your knotted thoughts last week until you could untangle them was probably good for you. You had a chance to hold the pressure before someone tries to force more out of you than you’re ready to share. I always wonder about the pressure you feel, Leo, to be “on.” I’ve heard many Leo-influenced people complain about this. Even if you’re a shy, quiet person, once folks hear you’re a Leo, they have an expectation that you’re a loud, opinionated person. You’re no one’s performance monkey! The gift of your sign is to show others how to be his or her own person. But that starts with you…on your own time and terms. That’s the true kingdom that you rule. And that you’re learning to rule even better and wiser!

Affirmation:
I am “on” when I choose to be “on,” not when others try to choose for me.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Sun? Learn what to do about it here.

VIRGO
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Mercury in birth chart

One thing I’ve come to admire about highly effective people is how they don’t let other people stop them, whether those people are trying to do so accidentally or intentionally. They don’t do this necessarily with only determination. It’s also about meeting people where they are rather than trying to bend them to your will. For instance, if you must raise $100, there’s no sense trying to squeeze another penny out of someone who refuses to give more than $10. It doesn’t matter if you KNOW she can give more. Or she gave more to another person. Or you know that you can squeeze more out of her. It’s not about what you can do with that person. It’s about what you must do to reach your goal, accepting what that person has given. And moving on.

Affirmation:
I meet a person figuratively where he or she is, if we can meet there together, not where I’d like him or her to be.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Mercury? Learn what to do about it here.

LIBRA
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Venus in birth chart

You’ve had a jump on the cosmic reset that many others are feeling now. You might find others are more aggy and froggy this week, like you might have been last week. You’re chillin’. Well, until you’re not because someone’s resisting his or her reset on your time. That’s when you’ll have to hook into your compassion. You can suggest that an irritating person find some way to re-calibrate, like you might have last week. Or you can be the sharp, cardinal sign you are and deal with someone else who’s ready to keep up without too much fuss. Don’t tie up your energy with stuck or stuck-up people. There’s too much fun to be had or work to be done for that.

Affirmation:
I advise others to rest and reset if I think it’ll help. Otherwise, I give attention to those who revved and ready to keep up with me.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Venus? Learn what to do about it here.

SCORPIO
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Mars in birth chart

As Mars pushes deeper into his fall home, your sign, you’re bound to feel more in your comfort zone. That’s both a good and “bad” thing. The bad, before you get all defensive, is that you’ll have to stay on top of your patience since you could lose it easily. The holidays are usually a wrong time to be short on patience. The good is that you feel wholly competent to accomplish things you need to do. Don’t overdo it, though. For example, don’t do so much overtime that you miss choice times with loved ones

Affirmation:
I keep my patience and pacing as I competently and calmly go about my business.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Mars? Learn what to do about it here.