On December 25 at 5:07 pm EST did Jupiter, who has been traveling in retrograde motion since August 30, station direct at 00:21 Taurus, allowing us to perpetuate our growth and understanding in the areas of our lives where Jupiter is transiting in our chart and over which he rules. With Jupiter traversing my 9th house, I got ‘swamped’ by multiple connections as my mail started to pile up and several friends commented on my postings all at once. At work, where I had an extra shift for which I’ll get paid time and a half, my hours were even extended, because nobody assigned to the late crew showed up and therefore I stayed as long as I was permitted to complete my job – in this case: condensing and stocking the for boxing week marked down candies, chocolates, cookies and sweets (Taurus).
Tarot card of the day was “The Lovers”, which indicated choices where moral values are questioned, especially in relationship situations. A decision must be made about which we could have felt divided. We might have been struggling with temptations and needed to remember that the most attractive option is not always the best one. Problems could have been overcome via reconciliation, through harmony and cooperation. – So true! Surrounded by all these goodies I got a craving for some chocolate, which I satisfied at first by nibbling on those pieces I had set aside as claims, because they were unsellable. Unfortunately, my body reacted to this ‘provocation’ right away. Thus, I wished I could have opened one of the bars of dark chocolate that contain a high percentage of cocoa and a low percentage of sugar, but since we didn’t have any registers online I couldn’t purchase one and simply opening one is just not an option, although I must admit I felt tempted for a moment! When I turned around at the door and decided to help out for a bit longer, I made another moral choice that was at the same time a “chance to prove myself” (keynote for the Capricorn New Moon). The “3 of Swords” (Tarot card for the Capricorn New Moon) is a card that also reminds us to count our blessings and for the 2 days I drew this card I got offered more hours, which is ensuring my growth financially and thus providing emotional security (Taurus).
Today, December 26, Mercury in Sagittarius formed a semi-square to Saturn in Libra, whereas Venus in Aquarius cast a semi-sextile to Pluto in Capricorn, which are ‘suitable aspects’ for Boxing Day, when people streamed in masses to the stores to take advantage of the sales and then had to put their purchases for the most part on their credit cards, which many of them maxed out. Even though, in the end, they won’t save much, because of the high interest rates. However, those, who manage their finances with a better understanding of the conditions involved, got a few really good deals. Many of them planned already for a year ahead as they purchased such Christmas items as wrapping paper, Christmas lights, candles and cards, for half of the regular price. It was busy, crazy and crowded in our store. People were frenetic and we had a hard time to keep the overview over the store, the merchandise and the registers. Appropriately, the Moon made ingress to Aquarius at 12:14 pm EST, instantly squared Jupiter in Taurus and sextiled Uranus in Aries, which amped up the hype and added to the ‘chaos’.
Tarot card of the day is “The Hanged Man”, which comes with the message ‘to rest now and let everything find its own balance’. We had to ‘hang in there’. Struggling would have served no purpose. The ability to adapt to changing circumstances can bring inner peace.