Winter Solstice (Yule) & Moon Astrological Aspects Forecast- December 21, 2023

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Winter Solstice (Yule) & Moon Astrological Aspects Forecast- December 21, 2023

It is now that time to embrace the darkness as we are now experiencing our longest nights! Spending more time in the darkness gives you more of the opportunity to go within. Focus on your own personal illumination through introspection, meditation, and candle work.  Prepare for the holidays and festive season.

Here are some activities you can do for Yule:

  • Relax by the fireplace.
  • Watch the sunrise.
  • Make your own Potpourri.
  • Decorate with holly, pinecones, mistletoe, and candles.
  • Burn incense such as cinnamon, clove, mint, pine, and myrrh.
  • Use crystals such as snowflake obsidian, snow quartz, ruby, garnet, and bloodstone.
  • Light your Yule log and burn a list of things you want to let go of.
  • Journal about your upcoming plans, goals, and intentions.


Winter Solstice (Yule) Magical Correspondences


Symbolism: death, rebirth, releasing, Yule logs, garland, candle work.

Colors: red, green, white, gold, silver.

Crystals: snowflake obsidian, angel aura quartz.

Herbs: frankincense, rosemary, sage, bay, chamomile, pine, evergreen, myrrh.

Foods: Turkey, breads, squash, eggnog, soups, fruit cake, nuts, spiced cider.


Let’s take a more in depth look at the overall energies, attributes, and themes you can expect for the Winter Solstice, along with the major planetary aspects that the Moon will be making this day:

Moon in Aries

With the Moon in Aries, you will express your feelings directly and forcefully. It will be natural for you to take the initiative in emotional situations.  With emotional involvements now, you will refuse to take second place.  You now value freedom and dislike any restrictions placed upon you.  You likely now control or dominate your domestic environment.  Your instincts are strong, but you can be inclined to act impulsively. Be careful, as this can land you in some trouble.

The Moon will form a Trine with the Sun

The energies from this aspect will have you feeling a sense of inner harmony, and in general, you will have a good relationship with the opposite sex and your family.  You feel like you have good stamina now, and strong recuperative powers.

The Moon will also form a Trine with Mercury

Your throughs will be influenced by your feelings and vice versa.  You now are highly perceptive and can easily sense the moods and feelings of others.  Your mind is both fertile and imaginative, and hungry to gain knowledge.  Currently, you are an instinctual student and teacher, whose understanding of a subject is emotionally based.  Articulate and able to impart knowledge effortlessly, you have a good memory and others find your stories especially interesting now.

The Moon will also form a Trine with Mars

Your feelings and actions are in sync with each other now: how you feel determines the way you act or react to situations.  You are honest about your feelings now and have little trouble expressing them.  You will enjoy keeping busy and initiating new projects and enterprises.  Feeling bold and courageous, you will speak your mind and express yourself in a direct manner in confrontational situations.  Others know where they stand with you, as you’re always prepared to “lay your cards on the table.”

The Moon will form a Square with Pluto

The energy from this aspect can be difficult. It can have you feeling a bit complex about your emotional life. Your feelings are intense, and you feel things deeply.  There may be some power struggles at home or with dominant women now.  You can also be prone to particular habitual fixations or compulsions.  Difficulties with others can arise through jealousy now.



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