Scorpio Balsamic Moon—December 21

Merry Solstice to you & yours…

Oh my goodness!—what a wonderfully festive Solstice this year offers… so many new fresh beginnings, so many leaps of pure, blind faith—the very best kind… tis looking to be a very merry new year—though I would advise you to honor the sacred praise of Solstice, and to take the celestial energies through the remaining days of this year seriously…

Next year will be one hell of a year indeed.

Best to get your feet set, as my love would say/suggest…


Right off the bat, Jupiter has moved back into Aries, again—yesterday, technically—and will move through these very initiating, trusting, pioneering energies through May. Knowing where Aries is in your nativity would behoove you now—take this seriously, it’s the beginning of a brand new twelve year cycle!!!—that’s a long time to wait before it comes ‘round again.

And then, I wrote a separate post about Solstice from the Sun’s perspective…

Finally… for today—the moon’s perspective is quite… severe.

Or, maybe intense is a better descriptor?


Because, despite all the fanfare, flash, and flux of everything else evolving elsewhere—the moon, which represents our mood, our fears, and our need to feel secure—the moon is balsamic—in Scorpio—which would suggest as much: severity, intensity… otherwise brooding.

And, according to shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera, the Scorpio balsamic moon is quite heavy—and I’ve quoted Kaldera’s words so many times… and I’ve called it heavy countless times—because I’ve experienced it as heavy countless times lol!

Transformation is forced upon us.

Transformation “that forces us to recreate our entire identity…”

It’s heavy.

This is why I comment that, despite all that evolutions otherwise—there’s still a bit of lunarly heaviness here, whether we like it or not. And there’s heaviness to transformation—whether it’s comfortable or not.

As soon as February, we won’t have balsamic Scorpio moon’s to navigate… but until then—we do—so what’s the lesson?

It’s important now, particularly through all of these changes, upheavals, transitions, and upgrades—that we continue to be aware of that which is beyond us, to that which is outside of our control or responsibility.

It is also beyond ourselves, now, that we’re being given a glimpse of What Could Be, if only we understood all that was involved… (and this is where astrologers are really quite exceptionally invaluable—hint hint)

In fact… I wonder, if maybe—if you have the ability to venture out to somewhere unique, or somewhere you’ve never been—I wonder if this might even dazzle that part of your mind within your brain responsible for inspiration or trust in flexibility…

And then the moon opposes Mars Rx through the same degree it connects to Chiron by trine… and this would suggest something of a cumbersome aspect arrangement, to say the least… because the moon in connection to both Mars, specifically retrograde, and to Chiron, also harbors its own heaviness.

First of all, this degree through which this celestial intersectionality occurs is one which inspires ‘remembering one’s self-worth no matter what; creative interaction with the best and brightest; hobnobbing with the elite, but keeping one’s individual integrity; maintaining strong loyalties to one’s own class; social climbing; maintaining good relations with people in inferior positions; sociopolitical maneuvers; adhering to a personal code of honor that supersedes social norms and gives a moral center; and a strong sense of personal dignity…’

And so—what again is the lesson of these lunarly balsamic Scorpio moons until February?—perhaps it’s a lesson of the personally intimate awareness upon the deeper depths and canal caverns of self-worth that specifically direct you toward the next transformational upgrade you’re working toward…?

Because in this scenario—what you learn and what you know can only open to you more and more… and yet, what you’re unaware of will just as equally keep you from what you do not know or understand.

All in all—this is an ideal time of energetically charged blessings to absolutely and incontrovertibly—take it till you make it.

Indeed, indeed.

Becoming hurts.

—Kat Howard

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