It is appropriate that during this celebratory time of year that Jupiter turns direct after 4 months. This is a sign of joy that signals a time of hope and optimism. A cosmic coming of the light! Revel in the joy and use Citrine or Orange Calcite to bring the light into your life on this glorious day.
Here's something we haven't experienced in some time; all of the planets are currently moving direct! Every planet (except the Sun and Moon) retrogrades and we've had a lot of that during 2011. These periods of retrograde can be exhausting since they tend to bring issues from the past to light and force us to deal with them. These are chaotic periods where we are presented with situations over which we have no control. Hopefully you have been able to release a lot of junk (the whole point of retrogrades) so now you can enjoy the movement forward of the sky feeling re-invented. Labradorite is wonderful for manifesting positive actions and will help you to make the most of this magical energy.
Take advantage of the quirky vibe of Venus in Aquarius today and do something unconventional. Aquarius is a very inventive and intellectual sign so this is a good time to try something new and have some fun when it comes to relationships and money - both ruled by Venus. Join a book club, visit a museum or let loose your artistic side and create something beautiful. Sodalite will point you in the right direction while Emerald reminds us of the beauty all around us.
This will be an emotional day with the Moon in Pisces making us all feel everything very deeply. Even if you're not feeling particularly sensitive be cautious because empathy will run high today and you will pick up all of the feelings around you - good and bad! Use Fluorite to reinforce your emotional boundaries and Kunzite to keep a happy thought.
The sun in Capricorn will force us to be more serious today as it conjuncts Pluto. It is time to take a practical approach towards resolving any problems we may be facing. The good news is this energy will help us to find permanent solutions and started working towards them. Scolecite will support your efforts by releasing any stagnant energy and breaking old patterns.
Mercury is in Sagittarius for only one more week before it moves onto Capricorn so be careful what you say and how you say it for a little while longer. While enthusiastic, optimistic and just plain fun, the random energy of Mercury/Sag can lead to trouble since tact and reality are just not in the vocabulary! Under this influence it is too easy to just go overboard with anything (so watch your wallets too!). Iolite will bring peace within yourself and your relationships while still making the most of this fun energy before methodical Capricorn takes over.
As we bid farewell to 2011 we will see some confrontation in the sky with the Sun in Capricorn and the Moon in Aries. The good news is that this encounter takes place in positive signs that encourage solutions. Capricorn reminds us of the past (like 2011) while Aries is leading us towards the future (2012). This struggle is all about finding solutions and emphasizing the need for positive changes in the coming year. Use the energy of these bright lights to bring about positive change in your life. Tourmaline will help you to face any destructive patterns and manifest affirmative solutions while Serpentine will usher in a bountiful new year.
WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR FILLED WITH JOY AND ABUNDANCE!
Mercury squares Mars today making us quick-witted and sharp-minded. Very productive energy to begin a New Year! It's a good day to research and prepare for any upcoming changes you are planning - but don't make any sudden moves. The energy is also prone to over-stimulate and overwhelm us so wait for a more forgiving atmosphere to put your plan into action. In other words - make those new resolutions but don't follow through until tomorrow! Tigers Eye will help with planning process and Dumortierite will ease any stress.