Horoscopes by Chani Nicholas

Horoscopes for the Solstice and Full Moon in Cancer – December 2018

December 21st 

Venus in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces, both at 13° 

Today, both Venus and Mercury help to celebrate the solstice the right way. Venus and Neptune in a trine to one another are an ideal love affair. This epic duo deems the heart a holy place to build from. Today’s astrology plays a dreamy, romantic melody as the soundtrack to our wildest fantasies. Your fantasies are more than likely to reveal their truth today. 

Mercury conjunct Jupiter at 9° of Sagittarius 

For the second time in the past month, Mercury and Jupiter meet in Sagittarius (the first was November 27th). This combination is incredulous to despair and demands only the most enthusiastic of ideas to come forth. Great for pep talks and party plans, the astrology of this solstice is adding up to nothing short of sensational. 

Solstice, Sun enters Capricorn at 2:23 PM PT

In the Northern Hemisphere, the shortest day and longest night also marks the moment of the sun’s eventual return to lengthier stays. Celebrated as the rebirth of the sun, the Winter Solstice is a time where many of our ancestors preformed rituals of welcoming it back. This is just as psychological a process as it is a spiritual or seasonal one. The act of calling back the light is one where we ask to have our conscious awareness awakened. 

What are you working on becoming more conscious of? Use the solstice to plant the seed of that intention. 

The Winter Solstice is a time to gather with others, light lanterns, set intentions that will grow with the warmth of the sun’s increasing light (much like a new moon), and celebrate the healing powers of the dark. With a glorious full moon on December 22nd, this night sky may be long, but it’s also lit up with endless amounts of inspiration.

In the Southern Hemisphere, the Summer Solstice is arriving. The days are the longest and the nights the shortest. To celebrate this season is to revel in the triumph of light, warmth and the abundance of the earth. It is also to appreciate the oncoming darkness from here on out. Everything in nature is balanced and celebrating its rhythms reminds us to do the same.

The sun will remain in Capricorn until January 20th.

December 22nd

9:48 AM PT – Full Moon at 0° of Cancer

No family, blood or bond, is without its wounds. No group of people that gathers around an intention gets out of the learning process of loving and being loved, without also hurting and being hurt, disappointing and being disappointed.  No gathering of humans gets saved from the necessary work of self-reflection. The nature of family is that we are bound to one another through our joy and our pain. 

Bound to bump up against one another’s sorest spots and sweetest attributes. 

Working through the issues we encounter within family structures is no small feat. With nothing to solve, we all have to learn how to hold what gets triggered with great care and consciousness. Our past and the feelings that accompany it need to be handled with a slow and steady care. It takes boundaries made of steal to be able to stay with an emotionally charged process instead of trying to rush through it. It takes a great dedication to be loving and kind when trying to earnestly understand other human beings. It takes a great desire to grow up and out of the harmful behaviors we learned as young ones, and every effort to do so is a triumph of epic proportions.

The full moon in Cancer occurs on December 22nd at 9:48 AM PT. Cancer is the cardinal water sign that brings us back home, to the family, to the origin story. Its waters are primordial. Holding space for emotions to rise, flood, and finally wash through us, a full moon in Cancer will always tenderize, and aim to purify, what it touches. Exposing feelings normally covered over by everyday life, this full moon draws to the surface what normally gets to scurry away from examination. 

When we allow our feelings to exist, to inform us, and to teach us something that we had previously ignored, we are released from their grip. We are no longer being unconsciously driven by them. We are free to experience more of life as it is, more of ourselves with less burden, and more of our relationships with less projection. 

Come this holiday, solstice, full moon season, give yourself the gift of tenderness and release. You can’t heal your family, but you can heal yourself as part of that family unit. You can’t erase the heartbreak of those no longer here, but you can live with the blessing of their memory in all you do. You can’t be the perfect child, parent, sibling, or cousin, but you can be the best you that’s possible in this moment. 

The winter solstice is a time of celebration, a time to call the sun back from its most distant journey away from us. A time to kindle the flames within us, lighting our own way back to ourselves. This full moon echoes this sentiment as it finds more hours to shimmer and shine in the longest night in the northern hemisphere. Under this disco heaven, the solstice full moon also has the Ursid meteor showers as its backup dancers, all of which makes for a fantastic celestial celebration if the skies are clear. When the heavens party, so too should we, even if a little emotionally. 

Read the horoscope for your sign at: https://chaninicholas.com/horoscopes-for-the-solstice-and-full-moon-in-cancer-december-2018/

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