Morning Star: Daily Astrology for December 16, 2014

This morning we wake up to the Moon in Libra still seeing action. Overnight, she passed through the powerful crunch of Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn. Today, she makes several minor, yet subtly defining aspects. At 1:36 AM she passed over Chiron in Pisces by inconjunct. At 3:18 AM she meets Saturn in Scorpio by semi-sextile. At 2:46 PM, she meets Neptune by sesquisquare. What all that means is there is a quiet realization that this collective pain does affect us directly. It permeates and affects our relationships and how we feel about one another. Knowledge of our own shadow, our collective shadow and the abuses of power leads us forward in decision making as we feel the staunch affects each has had upon us as individuals and as a culture. The sesquisquare to Neptune brings empathy, compassion and feeling to an otherwise intellectual and analytical Moon. These minor aspects work below the surface. They aren't something we typically pay attention to until something happens and we look back in retrospect trying to figure out what caused it. Sometimes they end up being integral pieces of a larger puzzle.

By 7:31 PM, our Libra Moon catches a bit of a break with an uplifting sextile from Jupiter in Leo. Our minds shift gears at 10:53 PM as Mercury moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn. Then, finally, the Moon finds the Sun by sextile before reaching Void status at a little past midnight (12:40 AM). The Void period persists overnight and into the early morning hours. The Moon enters Scorpio tomorrow at 9:52 AM.

Our Libra Moon has worked her pretty little rear off for the last few days. Things were ugly, unrefined and taxing. She is more than ready for a rest tonight. The indication for this evening is to lighten up a little bit. Relax. Unwind. Rest. Recuperate.

At the same time, we are called to help those in need. Many people will be reliant on acts of charity and humanity at this time. In the midst of recent chaos, people have lost their homes and much more. Therefore, the aspects from the Moon to Jupiter and the Sun could prompt us to reach out to folks we have the power to assist tonight. On the other side of that, folks in need may be reaching out for assistance within social groups and their circles of friends. Now is not the time to turn a cold shoulder to these requests for help and it is certainly not the time to further your suffering due to a resistance to ask for or accept help. Gather and huddle together. Share resources. Use this time to gain perspective on the challenges in your personal life by reaching out to others who are suffering too. You only have to be the lone wolf if you choose to be. The protective power of the pack is accessible to everyone. Don't be shy about rejoining the circle or in sending out invitations for the prodigal children to come back home.