Happy Eclipsichrismakah, and welcome back to another month of Stars to Stories.
Whether you celebrate Krampusnacht, Bodhi Day, Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, Boxing Day, Kwanzaa, Omisoka, Yule, Saturnalia, Pancha Ganapati, or the Gregorian calendar’s New Year’s Eve, excitement will come towards the end of this month with the new moon solar eclipse on December 25th.
With the eclipse arriving right on the heels of the darkest day of the year, events now are not to be unnoticed. In this solstice period, healing comes from letting go, finding stillness, and releasing whatever it is you don’t want to carry with you into 2020.
Releasing is not the same as trashing or neglecting. There is elegance in releasing. Restraint. Quiet. It’s not for the showy competition of bests. It’s for the backstage, the green room, the aisle seats that don’t garner much attention. It’s that which sometimes happens in the space of breaths when we are distracted by the catharsis that comes from performance, from the main event, eyes glittering with encores and bows and bravos.
Clean out what you can before the calendar year’s end. Forgive whoever it is you want to be free from. Thank all the monsters for their spiritual teachings, and in the process, you might see more than one shapeshift into an ally, friend.
This season is jammed with tradition, and yet what a paradox when everything is so flummoxing, mutating beyond such recognition, and heavy with change.
At this dark time of the year, invite over the lonely, the outcast, the solitary, your single riders, and lone wolves. There may be angels hidden in disguise if only you approach with proper treatment.
After the excitement of December, a full moon lunar eclipse on January 10th will be an eventful start to 2020 that I will dive into in more thorough detail in the weeks ahead.
In closing, I want to thank you for reading with me through this wild ride of 2019, and the inaugural year of Stars to Stories. Stay on the path or stray from the path, but know that you’re fully loved by everything that surrounds.
See you next year, and may you feel guided by what’s beyond.
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In the days leading up the eclipse on the 25th, you may be probing deep into the dredges of your unconsciousness and reviewing how you collaborate with others or how visible or hidden your position is out in the world. Have you wanted to feel more or less seen this month? Felt blocked with how you are being acknowledged in your career? You may feel strong enough to tackle these obstacles this month so that you can be in a better-placed position to start 2020 off in the direction you desire.
The areas of your life involving publishing, higher education, and foreign travel are very active for you right now and will continue to be a theme in 2020. There could be deeper concerns about how to pay off loans or the process of obtaining grants and funding for an international trip. You may do well to approach organizations you’re a part of with your plans, or at least let your friend groups know what it is you have in the works and where you could be further supported. By January, a shakeup within your local community or backing from a sibling could help bring you a step closer to your desire to stabilize your endeavors.
In the coming year, there will be a lot more emphasis on the partners you collaborate with, how you decide to merge and share resources with them, as well as any money you owe. These are essential decisions to wade through, though, as it seems to influence your career as well. The new moon solar eclipse on December 25th will occur in one of the more hidden parts of your chart. The events that occur around this time will influence your beliefs, even if there are issues that you’re tackling behind the scenes.
For the usually feeling Cancer, this month, and extending into 2020 will involve even more attention on others and the partnerships you create in your life. The way you form your relationships will be vital as it will influence your daily work habits, academic studies, or spiritual beliefs. If the events that occur in December seem to be so solely preoccupied with others, January will help to balance this out. Make sure to reserve time through the end of this year, as well as the beginning of 2020 for respite and recovery to prevent getting emotionally burned out.
This month you can expect lots of attention in the areas of life involving your health habits, pets, or daily work. With the new moon solar eclipse on December 25th, you might find that some aspect of your routine feels more arduous and less pleasurable than before. Have you recently turned a hobby into a money-making endeavor? Or had additional responsibilities piled onto something you used to do for fun? This month includes the start of a more significant theme that will continue through 2020, so it’s worth getting clear on how you want to organize your time and structure your schedule.
In December, hopefully you’ll be experiencing an uptick in pleasurable activities. You may be surprised by news around the new moon solar eclipse on December 25th involving your home or issue with the children in your family. Is a baby on the way or a relative pregnant? With luck, the month will bring harmonious developments concerning these areas, even if they’re unexpected. In January, you should start to feel more grounded, especially if you can develop a routine out of all of your busyness.
For a while now, you have had a strong emphasis on your family and roots, and it should be unsurprising that December will only provide more of that. Even as you potentially might be wrestling with the murkier sides of your ancestry, it seems your family is expanding in some way—whether it’s through marriages, births, or the increasing closeness you feel with your local community. The new moon solar eclipse on December 25th will emphasize how your work or siblings help you feel more or less grounded in those you call kin.
This month you should be feeling a bit more back in your element, even if there’s an increase in busyness involving your relatives or events going on in your neighborhood. These proceedings in December seem to highlight how you make or spend money, which will be the start of a larger theme that will continue through 2020. There may be new ways you find to work for your community, or you might just be spending more on a sibling than usual. The new moon solar eclipse on December 25th will bring even more unexpectedness to the developments concerning your pocketbook and family.
In December, your finances and possessions will see some significant reshaping. With your sign’s ruler, Jupiter, now in Capricorn, there will be greater emphasis on getting grounded and shaping plans into tangible form, rather than purely running with the fire of inspiration. Whatever changes you’re working with seem to be caused by, or at least affecting your home and family situations. Be open and realistic now, or you might have a sibling or other extended relative on your case in January.
In December, events might transpire that shift the very foundations of how you perceive yourself, your vitality, and your identity. This may involve something big and behind the scenes that you’ve been working through, finally coming out in the open and meeting the light of day. The eclipse at the end of the month will emphasize the changes in how people think of you, and by January, it will become clearer who exactly that involves. If breakthroughs occur around who it is you want to be partnered to, remember that it’s part of the process of growth.
For the next year, you’ll be increasingly focused on your spirituality and solitude. You might feel compelled to save up or spend money on a solo trip—one that would give you time to create closure around whatever in your life is ending. The new moon solar eclipse on December 25th will emphasize these themes as well. If you’ve gotten used to a lot of support and time spent with friends in 2019, you may be surprised if they are the ones encouraging you to take the alone time you need.
Even if there’s been a slow down to the pace you’ve maintained this year, luck seems to be on your side. With the new moon solar eclipse on December 25th, developments will occur in one of the most beneficial areas of your chart. Whatever you’ve been publicly seen for in your career in 2019 will continue to reveal more of its gifts and benefits through 2020. If delightful news comes at the end of the month, January might need to be reserved for continuing the heightened good times and extended celebration.
Note: these horoscopes are intended as words of stimulation and suggestion, not as cardinal rule or unbiased fact. By engaging with this page, you agree that all choices made based on the information provided in this column are your responsibility alone. Take a breath and be well!