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#142 December 26 - January 1: Mercury Retrograde Rings in the New Year


As we close out the Gregorian Calendar for 2022, Ingrid shares some exciting news about going on a date with a client.

Is that even legal?

Her story brings up a good example of the transits this week, where we focus on five conjunctions.

Each conjunction is urging you to take either responsibility for what you want to accomplish (especially in relationships) facing your fears, showing yourself compassion, and finding empathy for your partners.

Mercury’s retrograde transit rings us into the New Year, so now could be a good time to reflect, and review what you have accomplished, or where you have fallen short.

Take those first steps, however small they may be, towards what you want to achieve, especially by the end of Q1 2023.

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The themes this week are…

1. Courage

2. Compassion

3. Responsibility

Last week Jupiter transited into Aries, and the dumpster of your unconscious was pushed into the middle of the street and set ablaze, or maybe that was just me. To learn more about the themes of this dumpster fire, check out last week’s forecast.

This week we’re highlighting five conjunctions, and the beginning of Mercury Retrograde. Slow down. Take your time. Clear off what is already on your plate, rather than add anything new, especially with regards to goals, or ambitions.

A conjunction is when two planets are at the same degree in the same sign. Three of those conjunctions involve the Moon. When this occurs there is an increase of emotional sensitivity to whatever planetary frequency the Moon in aligning with.

The reason courage is a theme this week is because the Moon forms a conjunction with Chiron in the Sign of Courage, Aries.

The reason compassion is a theme this week is because Venus, the Moon, and Mercury Retrograde, all aspect Neptune, the planetary ruler of Pisces, in Pisces, Sign of Compassion.

The reason responsibility is a theme this week is because the Moon conjuncts Saturn, the planet of responsibility, in the Sign it rules, Aquarius, while Mercury Retrograde, Venus, and Pluto all form aspects in Capricorn, the Sign of Responsibility.

If you are curious how these, or any other transits are affecting you directly, I encourage you to reach out to me for a reading.

Wishing you all the best through the week, as you ride the planetary waves!

MONDAY, December 26

The Moon Conjunct Saturn in Aquarius

When the planet of emotions aka the Moon shows up at the same degree in the same sign as the planet of restriction aka Saturn, expect there to be some restrictions to the emotions. Either that, or you could be feeling isolated, and alone, cut off from friends and loved ones weighed down by the burden of your responsibilities. It is time to hold yourself accountable for how your emotions have been affecting those around you. It could also be a time to take a logical look at how those around you have been affecting you emotionally.

When: 6:00am – 12:00pm PST

TUESDAY, December 27

Venus in Capricorn Sextile Neptune in Pisces

What are your relationship goals?

What are you relationship fantasies?

What can you do to take responsibility for bringing these fantasies into your reality?

In what ways are your relationships stirring up any unconscious patterns which are affecting the reality of your relationships?

How can you hold yourself accountable for your psychological baggage?

Are you willing to show yourself compassion?

Is your partner willing to be empathetic towards you?

Are you willing to be compassionate and empathetic towards your partner?

When: December 26 – 29

WEDNESDAY, December 28

The Moon Conjunct Neptune in Pisces

Continue to delve deep within your unconscious.

Where do these thoughts stem from?

What occurred in your past that has continued to create trauma in your present life?

How are traumas from your past re-creating traumas in your present?

Are you showing yourself compassion for any guilt, shame, regret, or blame which you are holding over yourself?

Are you being compassionate to those you are connected to emotionally?

Are those you are connected to emotionally being compassionate to you?

There could be a lot of introspection occurring today, and whatever you are uncovering may not be something you want to see. Take it easy on yourself, as best you can.

When: 10:00am – 4:00pm PST

THURSDAY, December 29

Mercury Retrograde Conjunct Venus in Capricorn

The planet of the conscious mind, Mercury, begins its retrograde transit in a conjunction with the planet of relationships, Venus, in the Sign of Responsibility. This could be a challenge for relationships.

What have you said recently in your close, personal relationships that you would like to revisit, review, or rescind?

It might be time to rewind the tape, listen back to what was communicated, and find a more appropriate way to share your thoughts with those you are closest to.

Take responsibility for what you’ve said to your partner, and hold them accountable for what they’ve said to you.

That being said, take your time with what you attempting to communicate, as words may be more difficult to comprehend.

Do your best to refrain from being impulsive, or adding anything new to your plate. Give yourself plenty of time, and space to exchange thoughts.

The entirety of Mercury’s retrograde transit occurs in Capricorn, meaning the theme here is responsibility, goals, what is worth your time, and the work necessary to achieve.

Continue to focus on whatever you have already been focused on rather than adding new projects to your plate. Think about where you want to be with regards to these projects by January 18 when Mercury retrograde ends, and February 6 when Mercury exits its retrograde shadow.

When: Mercury is strongly Conjunct with Venus from December 27 – 30

Mercury moves into Retrograde Shadow: December 12, 2022 at 8°8’

Mercury begins Retrograde: December 29, 2022 at 24°21’

Mercury ends its Retrograde: January 18, 2023 at 8°8’

Mercury exits its Retrograde Shadow: February 6, 2023 at 24°21’

FRIDAY, December 30

The Moon Conjunct Chiron in Aries

When the planet of emotions is conjunct with the wound, and the ancient wisdom, which is unlocked through healing that wound, in the Sign of Courage, Aries, expect some emotional sensitivity stimulating your insecurities.

Where do these insecurities stem from?

What happened in your past that brings up fear?

How can you harness the emotional strength to face your fear?

First by acknowledging that there is fear. Once you have pinpointed your fear, from there you can recalibrate, and harness the courage to face your fear.

Make today, a day rooted in emotional courage.

When: 8:00pm (12/29) – 2:00am (12/30) PST

SATURDAY, December 31

Venus Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn

When the planet of relationships, Venus is conjunct with the planet of transformation, Pluto, in the Sign of Achievement, you are being called to transform your relationship energy, by taking greater responsibility for your part in the relationship.

What would you like to change about your relationship?

Are you willing to take responsibility for your part?

Are you able to hold your partner accountable?

What do you need to change about your relationship in order to claim responsibility, while also holding your partner accountable?

Some relationships may end during this transit, or perhaps the way the relationship has been may end.

Whatever the case in your closest, more personal relationship, prepare to level up, and shed what is holding you back from ascending towards where you want to be.

When: December 30 – January 2

SUNDAY, January 1

Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn Sextile Neptune in Pisces

Mercury retrogrades back into alignment with Neptune, where it was on December 24.

What was occurring in your life on, or around December 24, that is resurfacing either in your reality, or in your dreams?

Is there something about the way you were communicating that you would like to reframe, or revisit?

Perhaps whatever you were experiencing on, or around December 24 was lacking compassion, or maybe you were lost in a fantasy.

What clarity are you receiving now, from your experiences last week, and how can you use this knowledge to step into your power responsibly, as an authority?

When: December 22 – January 4

If you are curious about how these planetary alignments are influencing you directly, please contact me for a reading. It is an honor and privilege for me to share this knowledge with you. Until then I wish you all the best as you ride the planetary waves.




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