Pippa Kate is an astrologist and mythologist. She believes that we are all aspects of the universe being made aware of itself and blends astrology + mythology as a means of understanding this physical manifestation from our personalities, through to relationships, careers and key lessons on our paths.
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Read for you Ascendant, Sun and Moon.
Welcome to the final month of 2023, and we’re finishing it with our final Mercury Rx of the year. As such if you have anything serious you need to sign, close out or considered conversations that need to take place try and do that before the 13th (or wait until after the 2nd of January if you can). This is a month for optimism, for adventure and for not taking things too seriously – particularly as this can be a stressful time of the year. The energy shifts dramatically from the 22nd with the Solstice and Capricorn Season, which can see you feeling the weight of responsibility as well as the desire to let some of this year’s energy go. Harness the cosmic vibes by regulating yourself through meditation, mantra and getting into nature (remembering you are nature).
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Welcome to the final month of the year and this is one calling for you to catch your breath. The start of this month is one that is calling for you to find a renewed optimism in life, to explore, philosophise and see how the challenges you have been through this year has also been a blessing (if you can’t see that just yet – give it time). It has been a means to put you into greater alignment with yourself, and call you deeper into your truth. That all said, up until the Solstice on the 22nd of December, it’s time to travel, to teach, study and learn…to use the higher mind to ask the big question in life without expecting any answers. It’s important to note that Mercury will station retrograde on the 13th of December with the Sagittarius New Moon, so if you want to book a ticket overseas try to do it before this date (or wait until after the 2nd). Capricorn Season starts with the Solstice on the 22nd, and this will shift your focus to responsibility, work and some serious questions around what you need to remove from your life in order to allow new energy to flourish. The final Full Moon of the year on the 27th of December (in Cancer), is bringing to light new energy in your home, family and personal life. This Full Moon can bring with it a sense of inner home which is ready to flourish within you – regardless of where you live or who you are living with.
The start of this month spells transformation. It is calling for you to come face-to-face with the ways in which you limit yourself. In fact Sagittarius Season (which started around the 23rd last month) has been demanding you drop old limiting stories around what you think you deserve, and surrender to the idea that the universe has something beyond your wildest imagination in store…if you just release resistance to being in control. The 13th of December brings with it the Sagittarius New Moon as well as Mercury retrograde (which will last until the 2nd of January). As such be prepared to use your voice, to end old patterns of limiting self-talk and realise the power of your voice to manifest your reality during this time. The Solstice on the 22nd of December, spells the start of Capricorn Season (which will last until the 21st of January), which brings with it a beautiful sense of balance within you between responsibility and freedom. This can be a time where you are called to travel (potentially for work), to engage in a new line of study, or start to teach others your mastery (in a formal or informal manner). Just make sure if you are travelling that you try to book tickets before the 13th of after the 1st of January. This month finishes with the Cancer Full Moon which brings your focus to communication, listening and receiving inspiration from the universe. If you know there are important conversations that need to be had with family members, your mother or the people you live with – this Full Moon will create the space to allow this to take place + help you realise how powerful your voice is.
It’s time to focus on relationships. The spiritual teacher Ram Das once said ‘relationships are the hardest yoga’ and that is definitely the energy that has been rising around you since Sagittarius Season started around the 23rd of November. They are the hardest yoga, because relationships are the hardest place for us to ‘stay awake’ and not have the ego constantly triggered. As such this month continues to bring to light the places where you limit yourself in love, where you are ready to understand love in a greater capacity and even find more freedom in the way you commit to others through relationships or business partnerships. The Sagittarius New Moon will peak on the 13th in time with Mercury stationing retrograde. As Mercury is your ruling planet, this energy can feel extra strong and can have you feeling like you are re-hashing old lessons around communication in relationships (expect this to continue to playout until the 1st of January). As the Solstice takes place on the 22nd as the Sun moves into Capricorn, it can feel like you are diving into your own inner underworld. This is an important month for you to shed light on games of manipulation, power, and control in your work and with authority figures in your life – ultimately realising that some of this energy also lies within you (as the external world is a reflection of you). This month finishes with the Cancer Full Moon which brings your focus to money, the material realm and your sense of worthiness. This Moon can manifest as a time where there the chance for a pay rise, for a bonus, for money to flow in (in the strangest of ways) and even the opportunity (if it’s in your chart) to buy a new place, car or new possession. Again make sure all contracts are signed after the 1st of January, if this is the case for you.
It’s time to make your health and wellbeing a priority. In fact that’s been a clear message for you since late last month. You might have noticed there’s been a call for you to look after your physical health, mental wellbeing, and even to rethink your daily routine in a way that it can support your energy + help you have the capacity to serve more people. As the Sagittarius New Moon comes into play on the 13th, it will be joined by Mercury stationing retrograde (until the 2nd of January). If there is something you wish to address when it comes to your wellbeing, use this New Moon to lay intentions + let the universe know where you need it’s support. The Sun will move into Capricorn on the 22nd, this marks the Solstice and a shifting in your energy + focus towards relationships (both business + intimate). In fact this will be a season which is calling for you to see the places where you give more than receive, where relationships can feel constricting and even where you are taking on more than your fair share of responsibility. In fact this is a time for immense growth in relationships, but there can be some challenges you have to face as this takes place. Feeling the limitation that comes when growth is taking place and know expansion is about to happen. This month will finish with the Cancer Full Moon, which will be hugely transformational for you and is inviting you into a new chapter in your life, your direction and your sense of identity. In a way this is perfect timing with the new year, as you are asked to really spread your wings and step into more of your vulnerability in 2024.
It’s time for romance, play and creativity – a place where you feel totally at home…at least for the first half of the month. The focus is on being in the moment, not on thinking about the outcome or the need to be productive. Instead give yourself time to dream, to be inspired and to feel that lust for life return (particularly after such a big year). As the Sagittarius New Moon peaks on the 13th it will be joined by Mercury stationing retrograde, this can see you rehashing old energy around communication and taking extra care of your wellbeing. As the Sun moves into Capricorn (which is the Solstice) your focus will shift to your own health – physically, mentally and spiritually. This is a season that is asking for you to focus on yourself, and even to bring in new activities to your daily routine that will better support your energy. It’s important to note, at this time, where you give to the point of exhaustion and where you neglect to look after yourself in the process. The big lesson of Capricorn Season is for you to care for yourself, and know that in order to serve others your cup has to be full first (you can’t serve on empty – it doesn’t help them or you). This month will finish with a Cancer Full Moon on the 27th, which can feel like a big purging and ending is taking place. It’s time for you to release and let go of unnecessary relationships, living circumstances and expectations that keep you safe but also keep you from moving forward in life. This Full Moon can feel like a wave coming into your life to help you clear this out, and create space for what is in store for you in 2024.
Sagittarius Season (which started around the 23rd last month) and will continue until the 22nd, has had you focused on your sense of home. This can manifest as a desire for greater freedom in where you are living (even a time to consider moving overseas) and in how you are living which all stems from that part of you that desires to live big and not be constrained by responsibility (even though this is a point of tension for you). This is a season that is teaching you to drop the need for perfection (and even the eternal questions you have for answers to questions that don’t have them) and exchange this for curiosity. As the Sagittarius New Moon peaks on the 13th it will be joined by Mercury stationing retrograde (which will last until the 2nd of January). This marks a time of laying intentions around where you want to live, and even how you want to come home to yourself – as well as being very mindful of conversations and people (even family members) from the past re-appearing to help you work through old energy around communication. All of this will shift with the Solstice + Capricorn Season on the 22nd of December which will bring some lightness to your life, and have you feeling much more grounded (ironically). This will mark a season of passion, creativity and romance. It can bring much needed excitement and childlike innocence into your life. The month will finish with the Cancer Full Moon on the 27th which will shift your focus to your friendships and social relationships…as well as have you thinking about the role you play in society + how you might want to channel your energy to help those in need.
It’s time to speak up, have important conversations, mediate between people as well as watch the way you talk to yourself. This is an energy encouraging you to be more optimistic with your words, and even realising just how potent your words are in manifesting your future (so be very careful with what you ask for and what you say – as you might just get it this season). As the Sagittarius New Moon peaks on the 13th it will be joined by Mercury stationing retrograde. This can throw a bit of a spanner in the works when it comes to speaking up – so if there is a conversation you need to have try to do it before the 13th or after the 2nd of January (when Mercury will station direct). This energy will shift for you as the Solstice peaks and the Sun enters Capricorn on the 22nd of December. This will have you focused on your home, your family and even replaying some energy around your upbringing. There can be a sense that you are bearing a lot of responsibility for the emotions of your family, and this season will teach you that you don’t need to do this – teaching you to trust others and allow them to be responsible for themselves (it might not feel like it at the time but you are doing them a massive favour). This month will finish with the Cancer Full Moon on the 27th which is shifting your focus to work, to structure as well as what you need to let go of before you enter 2024. This again can bring up the theme of responsibility and encourage you to realise that you don’t have to hold the world on your shoulders.
The start of this month is calling for you to focus on your finances and relationship with money. The heart of it this is really about your sense of self-worth. You might find there are events, and situations that pop-up where you question your value, feel lack or limitation in this area, know that the key to working with this energy is believing in yourself, backing your skills and speaking positively to yourself + others (remember words have incredible power). As the Sagittarius New Moon peaks on the 13th, this is the perfect time to lay new intentions around what you want to call in when it comes to your financial abundance. This New Moon will be joined by Mercury stationing retrograde (which will continue until the 2nd of January), and this is a caution to not sign any contracts (think job, loan etc) or purchase anything big (that has a contract associated with it) as things might not be what they seem. When the Sun shifts into Capricorn on the 22nd of December (which marks the Solstice) the energy is also shifting for you. It is calling for you to focus on important conversations, listening to what isn’t being said (particularly in your work) as well as asking for you to be really considered with any ideas you have. The month ends with the Cancer Full Moon on the 27th, which will be the most expansive moon of the year for you. It can see you travelling long-distance, studying something new or simply getting philosophical about life…in such a way that you recognise it’s abundance.
It’s still your birthday season at least until the 22nd of this month. As such the start of this month can feel like the start of a new chapter for you which can manifest as a new life path to follow, a change in how you want to dress + express yourself and a renewed relationship with your body. Use this energy to start something new, particularly before Mercury stations retrograde on the 13th along with the New Moon. From the 13th until the 2nd of January, you can find that communication goes a little strange, people from the past re-appear and you’re given the opportunity to address old lessons around speaking your truth (particularly after the 23rd when Mercury Rx will be in your home sign). Just remember during this time the power of your words – they create your reality. The Solstice on the 22nd marks the start of Capricorn Season, and a time for you to get serious about finances, and how you are spending your money (and energy). This isn’t about reigning everything in, but rather putting in place some structure around how you handle your money and possessions, The month until 22st of January is the perfect time to ask for a pay rise, receive a bonus or negotiate the terms of your work (if you know you’re doing way more work than is necessarily recognised).
The start of this month (until the 22nd) is all about wrapping things up from the past year. It’s a time of endings, considering what needs to be let go of and also spending some time asking yourself big questions about your life…though not necessarily needing any answers. This is also an energy that can see you exploring and defining more of your own spirituality – through books, courses and even travelling to sacred sites. The Sagittarius New Moon will peak in time with Mercury stationing retrograde on the 13th. As such this can be a time (until the 2nd of January) when communication goes a little strange - like messages not being received, being on emails you’re not meant to see, phones breaking as well as some profound dreams about your past. The key to working with this energy is to use it clear up old lessons around communication – particularly the places where you haven’t trusted your intuition (and relied a little too much on logic). The Solstice on the 22nd, marks the start of Capricorn Season and this is a month to invite in new energy (after the releasing you did during Sagittarius Season). It’s like a new chapter in your life is starting, as you let go of the past year and awaken to a new sense of inspiration. This can manifest as a new path in your life unfolding, a change in how you want to express yourself and even a time where you start to appreciate your physical body in a new way (like looking after it a little better). This month (and year) finishes with a Cancer Full Moon which is bringing to light big relationship energy. If you’re looking for a partner, this is a Full Moon that can bring a potential soul mate onto your path, and if you’re not it’s a time to dive into even greater love for yourself + for the partner that is in your life.
It can feel like your inner rebel and social activist is on high alert at the moment as you witness the injustice and discrimination of the world around you. The first half of this month is demanding that you to ask some big questions about the collective, and to consider what genius ideas lie within you that could help benefit the world. This isn’t about judging, but rather using your genius to create solutions to help others. This can also manifest as a month which is very social and has you considering the value of your friendships (and which ones are more aligned than others). As the New Moon in Sagittarius peaks on the 13th, Mercury will also station retrograde. This can throw a bit of a curve ball in communication with friends – you might find misunderstandings arising, old friends from the past popping up and even accidently not being invited to certain events. Take this all in your stride, and see it as a time where the universe is helping you to work through some key lessons around being clear in communication, speaking up and being honest. As the Sun moves into Capricorn, which marks the Solstice, on the 22nd this marks a time of withdrawing a little bit from social activities, and taking time to consider what you are ready to let go of before the New Year starts. This can manifest as a time where you have vivid, prophetic dreams, and nudges from the universe showing you where you need to release energy in order for the new to come through around the 22nd of January. This month will finish with a Cancer Full Moon on the 27th, pay attention to your health + wellbeing around time, as you’re being called to focus on supporting your own energy and refilling our own cup.
It can feel like you are in work mode (seriously) in the lead up to 22nd. It’s like there is a lot for you to accomplish, achieve and put in place before you can breathe a much needed sigh of relief. You might find yourself travelling for work at this time, studying something to help you with your work or taking on the role as a teacher or unofficial mentor to others. This is an energy that is encouraging you to not limit yourself, if there’s something you want to achieve particularly in your work, this is the cosmic energy that can support you in reaching this goal. As the New Moon in Sagittarius arrives on the 13th, use it to lay intentions around this crazy goal you want to reach and just watch how the universe helps you. It’s worth noting that Mercury will station retrograde on the same day as this New Moon, and will stay this way until the 2nd of January. As such be careful around this time with communication, and just expect that there can be some curve balls as well as people from the past that re-appear to help you get clearer on how you to speak up. The Solstice on the 23rd marks the start of Capricorn Season, which will shift your focus from work to friends. It’s a time for you to socialise, have a break (particularly if you have some planned time off) and enjoy the company of your soul friends. This month will finish with the Cancer Full Moon which is calling for you to dive into romantic adventures, creative pursuits and even heal some old childhood wounds (specifically around the relationship with your mother or maternal figure).
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