Friday, December 7 — Great news: Mercury is now direct. It will not be retrograde again until March 5, 2019. The New Moon takes place at 2:20 a.m. with the Sun and Moon conjunct at 15 degrees of Sagittarius. It’s time to have some fun and to plan for future fun. With Mercury now direct, it’s safe to make reservations online with little or no confusion and scamming. Mars and Neptune have been conjunct for days in Pisces; that ends today at 2 p.m. There will be some residue of this aspect with us for a month because it is taking place (still) during the time of the New Moon. With Mars and Neptune in an awkward aspect to the New Moon there are bound to be deceptive actions taking place that hurt the hearts of idealists. There is apt to be disappointment if your expectations are running your life. It helps to identify what your expectations are. Sometimes they are hidden in the subconscious area of the mind. I hate to pop your bubble. Be ready for an upset in the next 29-1/2 days — I imagine it is personal to you, but also may involve the results of the Mueller investigation.

Saturday, December 8 — (Today is my son’s birthday! Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!) I did not mention that Pluto is in a minor league favorable aspect to the New Moon in Sagittarius. I am happy with this, because it brings about hope for organized, well-thought-out plans to shift discouraging thoughts and feelings. Pluto in a good aspect always offers confidence and courage when needed. Venus is now in Scorpio, until January 7. During this phase emotions can get very intense if you suspect your mate is having an affair. This position for Venus can bring about unhealed jealousy and possessiveness. Between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. the Moon will be nicely aspecting Venus, which is a good time for socializing or going for a pleasant walk with a friend.

Sunday, December 9 — From 8 until 10 a.m. you’re feeling relaxed, with increased faith. The Moon is in a favorable aspect with Neptune at this time. Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. the Moon in Capricorn is going to be in a positive aspect with Mars in Pisces. Your thoughts are on helping others in a way that is healing and also practical. Between 8:20 and 10:20 p.m. the Moon will be conjunct Pluto, both in Capricorn. It’s possible that a solution to an agitating problem is found at this time, that is if you are open to your intuition.

Monday, December 10 — Conversations are stimulating and interesting while the Moon now in Aquarius is nicely aspecting Mercury in Sagittarius. Your mind is clear, with a philosophical bent. Between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. the Moon will be in a challenging aspect to Uranus. Sudden mood shifts are apt to occur whenever this aspect takes place.

Tuesday, December 11 — Venus is in a favorable aspect to Jupiter until Friday. This will bring financial gain for all who were born between October 29 and November 1, and November 28 and 29 of any year. With a little bit of effort this will manifest with ease. The rest of us will enjoy romantic energy that could inspire great works of art. It’s also a fun time to enjoy a cultural event. Mars enters a positive aspect with Pluto, which lasts until Tuesday, December 18. During this phase you will experience confidence, courage, determination and increased physical energy.

Wednesday, December 12 — Between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. the Moon in Aquarius will nicely aspect the Sun in Sagittarius, bringing a pleasant mood of optimism and mental clarity. Mercury enters Sagittarius at 6:43 p.m., until January 4. Mercury is known as “messenger of the gods.” Mercury represents the thinking mind. In Sagittarius thoughts are uplifting, full of humor and can be profound at the same time. I remember my teacher in 1964 asking the class which of the Beatles were the favorite and why. This was a good teacher strategy, to join in on what was foremost on our minds. With Mercury in Sagittarius, teachers can figure out how to make it fun to learn.

Thursday, December 13 — Venus in Scorpio is in a positive aspect to Saturn in Capricorn. You’re more likely to be reliable and get to an appointment on time. You’re more aware of timing and being on time. You want very much to be seen as reliable. It’s a big plus when your boss notices this about you. When this aspect shows up in someone’s natal chart, I know that they will be in a solid committed relationship, possibly marriage, if they believe in that sort of thing nowadays. It also tells me that they will be blessed with friendships that last a lifetime. I’ve met people with Venus aspecting Saturn (positively) in their charts. They have told me that they have friends who they’ve been close to since kindergarten!