You’ve got a lot on your plate, and how you manage stress in your life is critical in the coming year. Your capacity to tune in to intuitive intelligence is strong now; let this work in your favor. Time out to dream and check in with yourself is essential. At the same time, guard against the impulse to escape responsibilities by spacing out into fantasy. Make the necessary effort to focus your mind and reach for objectivity, when that really matters.
— by Victoria Emory
Written in the Planets for Tuesday, Dec. 31
Conditions New Year’s Eve are dominated by the Moon conjunct Neptune in Pisces, if that can be said to dominate. It can, in all the ways not really visible, or that mingle things up with foggy judgment.
In other words, the Moon conjunct Neptune in Pisces on New Year’s Eve is not the best time to be out driving/riding around in a car, where roads are icy many places, and at least some people are buzzed, tipsy and/or shitfaced just about everywhere on the planet.
You don’t have to be a teetotaler or forego all celebrating, just be aware that the astrological conditions call for an extra measure of awareness and preventative caution.
If you have big plans, plan your transportation carefully. Take the correct routes based on actual highway conditions. Make sure you are not rushing. Have an idea how you’re getting there and back. Designate a driver — the best driver in your group, who imbibes not a molecule of alcohol or any mind-altering substance other than cappuccino.
That said, Moon/Neptune/Pisces is the perfect dreamy anesthesia for New Year’s, which is calling for the curtains drawn and a group small enough where it’s possible to whisper. It’s also an excellent night to be alone, in music meditation or medibation or doing much of nothing except considering what you want from life, and what you need, at this turning point unlike any other.
— Eric Francis Coppolino
Almanac: The Moon is in Pisces, and enters Aries on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 11:00 pm EST.