This Week in the Stars


Quick Daily Guide
December 1 to 9, 2022

Planetary and lunar movements are calculated from midnight to midnight, EST.

THE VOID-OF-COURSE MOON

After the moon makes its last aspect from one sign, it’s void-of-course (v/c) until it enters the next sign. During this time, you may find yourself on a winding road. More things are hung up or postponed, and often finally resolve themselves when the moon is in its new sign. Sometimes the moon is v/c for only a few hours, but there are times when it lasts most of the day. Of course, you’ll need to adjust this info to your own time zone.

Thursday, December 1

Moon 16° Pisces to 0° Aries – moon v/c from 9:44 pm to 11:40 pm EST

Communication is a little tricky, with Mercury square Neptune. Words are ambiguous, meanings are fuzzy, and assumptions are misleading. The Venus/Mars opposition is still strong, so you can’t always get what you want, even when you’re trying really hard. Are you trying too hard? Venus is also sextile Saturn, so when you fall back on what’s tried and true, everything works better, and you can work out good agreements with people.

Friday, December 2

Moon 0° to 13° Aries

This is a good time for solid, reliable relationships that have stood the test of time. The Venus/Saturn sextile is still strong, so after all the excitement, you’re left with the people who have always been there for you. Let them know how much you appreciate them.

Saturday, December 3

Moon 13° to 26° Aries

Your imagination could take you on some strange, beautiful journeys, with Neptune turning direct, and Venus approaching the square to Neptune. It’s a good day to escape from the mundane into a world of fantasy. But do watch for the boundaries, for the places where reality needs to be acknowledged.  

Sunday, December 4

Moon 26° Aries to 9° Taurus – moon v/c from 12:46 am to 6:37 am EST

It’s a good day for healing work, with the sun trine Chiron. But with Venus square Neptune, there could be pockets of chaos. You can make fascinating connections with wonderfully eccentric people, or you could find yourself feeling confused and ambivalent. Don’t jump into things without checking to make sure you’re on the same wavelength as the other person.  

Monday, December 5

Moon 9° to 21° Taurus

You would think a Taurus moon would offer more stability, but with Uranus in this sign, there could be some abrupt shifts!  Mercury is approaching the square to Jupiter, so be careful not to overdo things. Not every good idea needs to be endlessly amplified.

Tuesday, December 6

Moon 21° Taurus to 4° Gemini – moon v/c from 2:02 pm to 3:48 pm EST

In Mercury’s last hurrah from Sagittarius, it squares Jupiter, and the main danger is that you can be over-confident. It’s great to be optimistic, to enjoy life, to take advantage of opportunities. But you don’t need to do everything immediately. There will be other chances.  

Wednesday, December 7

Moon 4° to 16° Gemini

Whoa!  This is a volatile full moon, with Mars right there in the middle of it! The sun also has an inconjunct to Uranus. Things could start moving fast, and if you can channel this restless energy, you can accomplish a lot. However, there’s a greater danger of accidents, mishaps, conflict, and wild crazy impulses. Everyone feels very passionate about everything, and everybody is sure they’re right, so it’s better not to quarrel with anyone’s beliefs today.

Thursday, December 8

Moon 16° to 28° Gemini

It continues to be a fast-moving, unpredictable day, with the sun/Mars opposition exact and the sun/Uranus inconjunct still strong. Words can cause damage, and so can reckless impulses, so be careful. However, you may feel especially inspired, ready to get involved in some important enterprise. You can do things beyond your usual comfort zone, and learn a lot, but watch where you’re going when you cross the street.  

Friday, December 9

Moon 28° Gemini to 10° Cancer – moon v/c from 1:13 am to 2:48 am EST

Now it’s Venus’ turn to have one last fling from Sagittarius, and to square Jupiter, and this could be fun. There could be a party. Everybody could be dashing and excitable, and the wine could flow. But remember that when midnight comes around, your chariot could turn into a pumpkin, so be ready to call an Uber. There’s nothing more sobering than Venus’ passage from Sagittarius to Capricorn.   

Planetary positions between December 1, 12:01 am EST, and December 9, 11:59 pm EST  

Pluto – 26° to 27° Capricorn

Neptune – 22° Pisces stationary

Uranus – 16° to 15° Taurus retrograde

Saturn – 19° to 20° Aquarius

Jupiter – 28° to 29° Pisces

Mars – 18° to 15° Gemini retrograde

Venus – 18° Sagittarius to 0° Capricorn – Venus enters Capricorn on December 9, 10:54 pm EST

Mercury – 21° Sagittarius to 4° Capricorn – Mercury enters Capricorn on December 6, 5:08 pm EST

Sun – 8° to 18° Sagittarius

Asteroids & Nodes

between December 1, 12:01 am EST, and December 9, 11:59 pm EST  

North lunar node – 13° to 12° Taurus

South lunar node –  13° to 12° Scorpio

Ceres – 24° to 27° Virgo

Chiron – 12° Aries retrograde

Juno – 13° to 16° Pisces

Pallas –  26° to 25° Cancer retrograde

Vesta –  3° to 5° Pisces

See my blog It’s About Time for a look at the month as a whole.