Dear Friend and Reader:
These horoscopes, written by our global correspondent Genevieve Hathaway (who is now in Australia), are based on your Moon sign.
To look that up, enter your birth data into Serennu.com. It helps to have your birth time but it’s not necessary in most cases. I suggest you also read your Sun and rising signs.
As of this publishing, the Moon is in Pisces, having entered Monday night. It is an early waxing Moon, on its way to the first quarter in late Pisces at 12:19 am EST on Dec. 20. Pisces Moons tend to bring out emotional sensitivity and empathy, a sense of romance, creativity (especially in music and visual art), visionary tendencies and the mystical.
Although the Moon will be in Aries for the fabled Capricorn solstice of 2012, having a Pisces Moon for these days leading up to that momentous occasion is quite fitting. Consider it an invitation from your more intuitive side to get serious (or playful) about what you’d like to envision and put your energy toward in your life beyond Dec. 21, 2012.
December Moonshine Horoscopes | By Genevieve Hathaway
Aries (March 20-April 19) — During the past year, you’ve stepped through a series of doorways that have helped you realize the depth of your verbal resources. You’re becoming convinced that you can craft the precise, thorough language you need to convey the originality and inventiveness of your new or modified projects. Being able to verbally articulate their impact and contributions will serve you well. Take note of clients’ and collaborators’ reactions to your spoken treatment of your venture. You and your project stand to gain much traction, and much progress made, by metaphorically walking others through your viewpoint on the project’s value. — By Genevieve Hathaway
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — Imagine inside you have a special space: a sacred room that no one else can access. This internal hidden compartment is your own safe area to experiment in, a part of you where you are completely honest without any constraints or worry of ramifications. It’s a place in which you don’t pull punches or propagate denial. Over the coming weeks, spend time in this hidden inner area investigating what self-esteem means to you and how your levels of self-worth change in response to external situations. Then note what nurtures a great feeling of self-value. I propose that rather than seeing any negative self-perception as a ‘self-esteem crisis’, recognize that this is a miscommunicated family message you were imprinted with at an early age. Once you see how the message got scrambled or incorrectly passed down generations back, you can rewrite the script to build a stronger sense of permanently feeling good being you. — By Genevieve Hathaway
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — Take time this month to proceed slowly in a partnership. Pressure is building to clear the air surrounding an important situation, yet simultaneously you feel pulled inward, looking for answers within yourself. Your instinct may be to act quickly, or at least to use your sharp, quick mind to resolve the developments. Slow down the need for solutions, and instead view both steps as equally doable. I suggest exploring your internal orientation while simultaneously having patient, open and honest conversations with a partner. Approach the steps you take as investigating pieces of data — your own self-discovery, and what you are learning while talking to the other individual. As more information becomes available in the coming weeks the pressure will ease and a clear path forward will appear from which you will both benefit. — By Genevieve Hathaway
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — With your Moon in one of the three water signs, you are no stranger to a vivid imagination and an astute psychic body. During the next few weeks your imagination will expand even further, providing a rich vein of creativity from which you can draw. All this inspiration needs to go somewhere and into something. Like an already full bottle it will overflow and take up more and more of your conscious mental space if not burned off, perhaps in making art. Allocate time and space during the next few months to take what’s bubbling up inside of you and express it tangibly. Follow your intuition and personal interests regarding the kind of art you create — visual, tactile, written, audio, movement-based. It’s all about the act of pouring the well of new ideas into something that has real form in the here and now. — By Genevieve Hathaway
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Sensual and erotic sensations are flooding your emotional realm as Venus continues to move through Sagittarius. This planet is passing through the area of your chart which involves fun and flirty sex, and in such an adventurous sign as Sagittarius experimentation is definitely on the table. Use this opportunity to try on a fantasy or two. I realize that sex is one of the most personal acts we humans do and sharing a fantasy with a partner can be a very vulnerable experience. As you discuss it with a partner remember the truth is erotic and so is vulnerability. Approach the topic of breaking out of your usual mold from a place of genuine curiosity and authentic desire to share the experience with that person; you have the support you need to both share what you want to try and take the step into the realm of experimentation. — By Genevieve Hathaway
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Pay close attention to your home life over the coming weeks. An idea that starts at home will be useful as a catalyst to move a work project in a new direction; and the reverse will be true as well. I suggest you not think of your work and home life as two separate entities, rather as a system where ideas, creativity and energy flow back and forth. The membrane between these two areas is particularly permeable at the moment and much information is moving between them. Collect this information, even if it isn’t directly applicable now, and save the ideas for future projects. This will create a storehouse of innovation for you to draw on. — By Genevieve Hathaway
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Homeostasis is a process by which equilibrium is achieved through an identified balance point being maintained. In the past, you have worked hard to attain this type of balance in your relationships, to the point of mitigating your own needs. This stability in your life appears ideal, but as you’ve discovered, it does not provide room for you or your partners to alter who you are and what you want. As you’ve grown and changed, the balance you sought in partnerships has not left much room to express your changing emotional needs. You’ve reached a point where expressing your true wants requires a reinterpretation of the concept of balance. As you re-approach this idea from new angles I suggest you start from a place of knowing what balance is not for you, then use experimentation and reassessment to develop a working idea that holds space for you and partners to change and grow as you come into contact with new life experiences. — By Genevieve Hathaway
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — Lately, you’ve been revisiting old emotions and patterns you thought you had left behind. Don’t get frustrated by these visits from the ‘Ghost of Christmas Past’. Growing to a new place and moving forward has much value, as do periods of review and reflection. The holidays tend to be full of the family past coming to light. An important piece of information regarding an issue you saw as resolved will move through family conversation as you move into the new year. Take the time to revisit this old issue; on offer is additional healing. Push for specifics from family members as you collect the new information. The original story you were told didn’t contain all the details, and what you learn over the next few weeks will bring a new understanding and perspective on the matter that will help you put it to rest with a sense of complete closure. — By Genevieve Hathaway
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — You are currently in an intense relationship period. It can be viewed two ways — as a vast, complex situation or as a chance to hold space for both individuals to share deepest truths and honest feelings. Which is easier? Many people choose complexity over authentic relating and understanding of another human being. Complicated situations and drama are convenient distractions to real conversations demonstrating a vulnerable side, in which you have to show up in your honesty and integrity. I suggest you push aside any drama or perceived difficult situations; instead, hold space for you and a partner to meet each other as people sharing a deeply personal journey together. On offer for you and your partner is a greater feeling of having been met and recognized, which ultimately comes with feelings of support and love. — By Genevieve Hathaway
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Mars, the planet of action and desire, has been making its way through your Moon sign. This has been firing up a lot of passionate emotions for you. It’s reconnecting you with some of your deepest desires that were tabled or delayed in the past. I propose you give up any notion of putting the genie back in the bottle. You spent so long trying to keep your passionate nature subdued that it may initially feel uncomfortable to let that energy loose. Yet the time for facades has long gone, and trying to glue the shards back together won’t give you a workable mask. I suggest you quickly lose any notion that the people close to you won’t embrace you without one. To gain the emotional support you desire, including acceptance of your passionate emotions, you must lay it all out there for people to see, accept and love. Anything short of that will be impossible to maintain. — By Genevieve Hathaway
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Currently, an aspect of your local environment is challenging you in a constructive manner. Pay extra attention to what you are learning in resolving this small hurdle. You are working through less of a problem or blockage; rather discovering a talent through some resistance. Like many of your talents, it stems from your ability not only to think outside the box, but to live and operate completely outside of societal mental constraints when necessary. As you work through the slight difficulties and resolve the challenge, you’ll have enough perspective to fully grasp what gift you drew. Take what you learn and then apply it to the larger world. You are in a position to make a large impact on many people with this gift, the kind of impact that nourishes people on many levels. — By Genevieve Hathaway
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — The best-laid plans come to fruition through preparation, a workable strategy, and the flexibility to shift with the plan as it evolves over time. You innately know how to proceed with a path you’ve recently started down. This journey may seem relatively new, but it came from years of preparation. As you move forward with intention and a steady vision, trust your intuition. Honor the work you’ve done prior to this moment, both with an honest assessment of how much you’ve completed and with a tool belt fully equipped to strategically build your new path. One of the biggest assets in that tool belt is your authenticity; that is, being in line with your truth. Make sure you keep checking to ensure each step you take can answer one question: is this completely true for me? — By Genevieve Hathaway