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Following the Moon: Dec. 7, 2022GGAMoon

The day I put up my “Following the Moon” article for Nov. 23, in which I had expressed concern about more violence, we had another mass shooting in Chesapeake, Virginia. There have been several others since, all across the United States, though most of them didn’t make the main news sites. They were edged out by the heartwarming stories of holiday cheer and compassion that are so popular this time of years. This was also something I talked about in the article. (Click here to see the article and the chart for Nov. 23).

Other than that, the news during this lunation period has centered on expectations. What was the Supreme Court going to do with the latest challenge to gay marriage? What were Republicans going to do when they took control of the House of Representative? How far would the U.S. team go in the World Cup? This is fairly typical of a lunation chart in which the Sun and Moon are in cadent houses. The really important stuff is happening behind the scenes. That’s not going to be a problem with the Full Moon chart for Dec. 7, however. The Sun and Moon are in angular house and this typically describes events that are dramatic and in our faces. (Click on Full Moon to see the chart.)

It doesn’t take a whole lot of study to see the alarming potential in this chart. We have Mars in a tight conjunction with the Moon in the very public Tenth House. Of course, since this is a Full Moon chart, Mars is also in a tight opposition with the Sun. On top of this, we have Uranus quincunx the Sun and semi-sextile the Moon and Mars. This adds an element of shock and surprise to this already explosive combination.

This seems to describe dramatic events involving people in powerful positions. There could be violence, but Mars can also refer to changes that are sudden and painful. The fact that Uranus is in the Ninth House indicates that issues involving our legal system, politics or philosophy could also be in play. It’s not all bad news. Saturn is trine the Moon and Mars and sextile the Sun. This could mean that whatever happens will be mollified by rules and institutions already in place. Still, this is the kind of configuration that’s bound to put an astrologer on edge.

However, this dangerous configuration is not the only story this Full Moon chart is telling us. The chart also features Jupiter and Neptune in an angular house. Since Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces and Neptune is the modern ruler, both planets are also powerfully placed by sign. What makes this even more interesting is that Jupiter and Neptune are both square Venus in this Full Moon chart. Jupiter is also square Mercury, which is the ruler of the chart.

I can’t think of a better configuration for holiday cheer. There might be an element of overdoing it, but that’s what the holidays are all about. Even in the midst of whatever erupts out that Mars, Moon conjunction, we will find both time and reason to celebrate the spirit of the season. That spirit should include a lot of compassion and generosity. Both those qualities are very much in keeping with the symbolism of Jupiter and Neptune, as well as Pisces.

Yes, it is very likely that something is going to happen during this lunation period that will cause us to worry and cuss. But even with that, those of us who prefer to focus on the joyous expectations that are associated with this time of year will have plenty to talk about.