This list of December 2017’s astrological events is for witches and pagans who are interested in what’s going on in the cosmos. All times listed are in EST (Eastern Standard) and should be adjusted for your own time zone. Please note that this list is not even close to being exhaustive, but compiled by me to list events that are of magickal importance. This information is great to copy into your magickal journal if you maintain one; if you are looking for something more extensive my guide to lunar trackers is on the site here. I hope that you find it helpful; blessed be!
Planetary Movement, December 2017
1st: Venus enters Sagittarius 4:14 AM
3rd: Mercury Retrograde 2:34 AM
9th: Mars enters Scorpio 3:59 AM
19th: Saturn enters Capricorn 11:49 PM
21st: Sun enters Capricorn 11:28 AM
22nd: Mercury Direct 8:51 PM
25th: Venus enters Capricorn 12:26 AM
Moon Cycle, December 2017
2nd: Moon enters Gemini 4:21 PM
3rd: Full Moon in Gemini 10:47 AM (Supermoon)
4th: Moon void-of-course 2:13 PM, enters Cancer 3:37 PM
15th: Moon enters Sagittarius 8:07 PM
18th: New Moon in Sagittarius 1:30 AM; Moon void-of-course 8:10 AM, enters Capricorn 8:33 AM
How to Use This Information
Planetary movement information can be helpful when performing magick, as well as looking at your own mood, or when getting into the deeper aspects of astrology.
The Sun entering Capricorn is the start of Capricorn season, the beginning of that zodiac sign’s time of the year. Additionally, Mercury is going retrograde in Sagittarius for three weeks this month, ending late on the 22nd. Sagittarius is the traveler of the Zodiac, so triple check travel plans, expect delays, and know your Plan B, C, and D. Even though Mercury goes direct before the end of the month, there is often a ‘shadow period’ felt. Mercury rules communication, electronics, and contracts as well, so be careful to re-read and consider practical solutions to whatever comes up; don’t just throw money at the problem, wait until Mercury is direct. This also goes for buying electronics as holiday gifts: shop before or wait until after. A full article on December’s Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius has been posted, too.
Scorpio will be in its ruling planet Mars, and Capricorn will be in its ruling planet Saturn this month, just where they like to be.
Information on the moon cycle can be helpful when planning rituals for either the New or Full Moon. I will cover this information in my monthly Full and New Moon posts as well, but I thought it would be helpful to have it all in one place nice and early for planning purposes. For more detail in the Moon’s sign changes throughout the month and void-of-course times I highly recommend Llewellyn’s 2017 Witches’ Datebook or Witches’ Calendar, both of which have all of that information in detail. Here I only noted the times surrounding the Full and New Moons that witches might find relevant.
Llewellyn’s 2017 Witches’ Datebook
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