Biz StarCast – December 2022 Editionby Leslie Tagorda
December 2022 Biz StarCast
Stand by Your Convictions
Accomplished, Reignited, Redirected
Give yourself a hug —you made it through another 12 months. You’ve made daily choices to get to where you are now.
Feeling accomplished!? Yes! You’ve done so much. Now is the time to reflect and restore so you can reignite for the year ahead.
Feeling resigned!? It’s ok, because life is an experiment! Now is the time to redefine your desired outcomes and redirect your energy to try again. The end of the year has hopeful and optimistic energy to fuel your New Year.
December is a beginning and an end when it comes to the stars. Especially near the time of Solstice, the cosmos sparks up with Jupiter re-entering Aries and squaring off with the Solstice Sun. This cardinal square creates a fun and energized tension full of faith.
And by the time of the New Moon in Capricorn on December 23, we’ll have the Sun, Moon, a Stationed Mercury, Venus and Pluto all in Capricorn! At this time, we will be looking forward by reflecting on all that we’ve accomplished.
This second 2022 Capricorn New Moon bookends the year, while Mercury Retrograde, which begins on Dec 29, starts a new chapter with the very last words and thoughts of the last.
It’s a beautiful season, a month full of delight and reflection. A true release of all the challenges that you’ve overcome in 2022
You are exactly where you need to be right now. You are luminous.
December Cosmic Shifts:
- Mars in Retrograde continues (started Oct 30)
- Neptune Retrograde ends Pisces 22° (Dec 3)
- Mercury enters Capricorn ( Dec 6)
- Venus enters Capricorn (Dec 9)
- Jupiter re-enters Aries (Dec 20)
- Sun enters Capricorn (Dec 21)
- Mercury Retrograde begins Capricorn 24° (Dec 29)
- Full Moon Gemini 16° (Dec 7)
- New Moon Capricorn 1° (Dec 23)
In a pinch and want to remember which days are best for which task? Go with the planetary days.
- Sunday (Sun): Create, radiate, source
Do what you love!
- Monday (Moon): Feel, intuit, nourish, care
Define how you want to feel and listen to your intuition to plan your week.
- Tuesday – Mars: Act, motivate, initiate, lead
Take action on your tasks on this productive day.
- Wednesday – Mercury: Think, speak, write, communicate, share info
Get on social, send an informative email, share your voice.
- Thursday – Jupiter: Believe, expand, teach, gratitude, promote
Work on your website, send a press release, and promote your business.
- Friday – Venus: Connect, combine, appreciate, beautify, soften
Focus on money, relationships, beauty and appreciation.
- Saturday – Saturn: Mastery, boundaries, “no”
Take time for yourself to fill your cup.
How to use these cosmic energies:
- These are the collective cosmic energies available to us all.
- There is nothing to be fearful of. Get curious about what we need to learn.
- For larger shifts, you’ll feel the energy a week leading up to and away from.
To personalize energies:
- With conjunctions/meetings or lunar activations, look to the degree of the activation and find where that degree lives on your natal chart.
- Your astrological house in which the degree occurs is where in your business or life more information is available for that cosmic shift.
Week of November 27 – December 3, 2022
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
A week where Neptune is the star of the show as Mercury and Venus both square her, and the retrograde ends.
With your dreams now running free, what feels spacious to reimagine and fantasize about?
Neptune has been in retrograde since June 28. Reflect on what’s been shifting since that Cancer season. It might have felt like a lifetime ago! Use this time to be very intentional about what you want to do next in your big endeavors.
You’ve got this.
December 1, 2022
Mercury square Neptune Rx
5:08 PM PT | 8:08 PM ET
Inspired dreamlike thinking
What signals are you now receiving?
Communications are not exactly clear today, but they are visionary and meaningful. And thanks to Venus being near Mercury, your thoughts, ideas and expressions may even have artistic, musical or visionary flair. You may be getting messages in the forms of symbols, sounds, or other intangible means. You may write a poem, compose a song, or even paint an abstract picture.
Pay attention to the symbols that come through, for they are showing you the way. If you are sending communications or doing a lot of transactions, be hypervigilant to triple check details. Or, instead of a long email, send a song lyric or haiku to get your point across.
Especially dreamy yet productive for mutable signs. (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces).
Mercury Sagittarius 22º square Neptune Rx Pisces 22°
December 3, 2022
A dream-like day with Neptune shifting gears to go direct at the same time, Venus squares off with Neptune, both as planets with a lot of imagination. Some say that Neptune is a higher octave of Venus. If Venus’ process is to attract the right people and resources we need to thrive. Neptune connects to the Universal truths and higher consciousness we need to be in bliss.
Neptune Retrograde ends Pisces 22°
4:15 PM PT | 7:!5 PM ET
Reimagine with Spirit
What dreams have been reimagined?
Neptune has been parked in Pisces 22º for at least a month now, and finally this transcendent energy has shifted gears to move direct. Neptune will continue on this point in the sky for another month (thanks to Neptune moving super slowly through the zodiac, and only moving back 3 degrees since June!).
If you have natal energies at Pisces or other mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius) near this late degree, you’re likely feeling your natal energies fill with spiritual energy. This may feel a bit confusing, but if you can transcend past the fog, you will find what you are looking for.
Feeling the impact of Neptune is illusive in of itself, as Neptune is the great transcender and blender of feelings so that you can feel interconnected with all at a soul level.
Reflect on the time since late June 2022 to see if you can connect the dots in your dream work, soul work, soul healing, faith and vision. What has shifted or been reprogrammed since?
Neptune Rx Schedule
- 6/28 Stations Retrograde Pisces 25°
- 9/16 Midpoint 24°
- 12/3 Stations Direct Pisces 22°
Venus square Neptune
11:12 PM PT | 2:12 AM +1 ET
Venus Sagittarius 22º square Neptune Pisces 22°
Week of December 4 – 10, 2022
“Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
This week is a great time to focus and muse on your communications, as Mercury is the star of the show. They’re entering Capricorn, the sign of structure and discipline and ambition, on Dec. 6, right before a Full Moon in Gemini is a day of illumination — with Mercury, the natal ruler of Gemini, there to aid you in feeling bubbly and aligned with the energy of lots and lots of ideas and lots of connectivity.
Venus is also doing a lot this week — she’s adding her allure to the mix when she joins Mercury in Capricorn at the end of the week, providing a rational way for you to approach your values and pleasure. Get organized this week! The planets are here to help you align and spark creativity (with two squares to Jupiter, planet of expansion, also happening!).
December 5, 2022
Mercury square Jupiter
11:05 PM PT | 2:05 AM +1 ET
Quick burst of chattiness
With whom will you share your insights?
For a brief day leading up to and today, your mind is quick and chatty. You have to talk to someone and process your visions! Even if it’s an “imaginary” conversation from your highest self to the others.
Use this time to jot down all your ideas for social posts, emails and other content. The ideas and ideals you have coming to you now are straight from your soul and the galactic center.
Especially inspiring for Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces).
Mercury Sagittarius 29º square Jupiter Pisces 29°
December 6, 2022
Mercury enters Capricorn
2:08 PM PT | 5:08 PM ET
Practical sustainable attunement
What strategic communications keep you on track for your goals?
Now through February 11, 2023, Mercury spends a lengthy duration in determined Capricorn thanks to a Mercury Retrograde that starts just before year’s end. Mercury in thorough sign Capricorn allows you to crystallize your mindset and communications, especially as it pertains to your inner authority. And with the Mercury Retrograde, you will really get to rethink your New Year resolutions to ensure these are the ones you choose to commit to instead of those commitments bound from duty. This will be a great energy for year’s end for reflecting on your accomplishments from 2022 and reassessing your success track into 2023.
If you are a luminary with natal Mercury in Capricorn, you are thorough and hard working. Your attention to detail contributes to your success and work ethic. Be mindful that your mindset doesn’t get too overburdened with all the things you can do for yourself and others. Set your boundaries on the most meaningful work, and put your attention toward those goals.
December 7, 2022
Today is our last Full Moon of 2022. A beautiful year end reflection and release of all the mindset stories, especially those that pertain to fear, anger, and determination to be let go for once and for all.
Just an hour after the Full Moon, the Sun sits across the sky from Mars Rx, signifying yet another full illumination. Adding to reflecting and releasing what you have learned so far about Mars Rx in Gemini, themes of reenergizing, reaffirming, and re-advocating through the mighty pen come up. You have had some shifts in your mindset, dismantling how you’ve repressed rage or fear and turned them into the power messaging that makes change in your Work. Remember, rage and anger is a powerful reminder that your boundaries have been crossed. Get to the root of this and use your words to dismantle the systems that allow these trespasses!
Full Moon Gemini 16°
8:08 PM PT | 11:08 PM ET
Giving Voice to Your Sacred Rage
Interpretation co-written with Natalie Miller
Here at the Full Moon in Gemini, you have the opportunity to appreciate that anger is a multiplex emotion. It glitters with power and passion, desires both justice and self-preservation, and intensifies in proportion to both our fear and how deeply we care.
Retrograding Mars exactly conjoins the Moon in Gemini, with the Sun opposing them both. There is ample fire for your convictions and confidence here: for your Sacred Rage. You can see clearly what must be restored, what must be protected, and what must change.
Sacred rage is more about protection than destruction. It’s more attuned to what you believe is right than what you’re afraid people might say. And because it’s more fueled by your convictions than your fears, it’s expressed not through angry outbursts, but rather through focused, confident, restorative actions.
So speak up. Give voice to your convictions, to what your body knows to be true, to what the land so clearly needs. With Jupiter in the very last degree of the zodiac sextile Pluto in Capricorn, transformative change through truth-telling is available when you claim it.
Cosmic notes for Astro Techies
- Moon conjunction Mars Rx Gemini 16°
- Uranus Taurus 15° conjunct North Node Taurus 13°
- Jupiter Pisces 29° sextile Pluto Capricorn 26°
Sun opposite Mars Rx
9:42 PM PT | 12:42 AM +1 ET
Sun Sagittarius 16º opposite Mars Rx Gemini 16°
December 9, 2022
Venus square Jupiter
4:55 AM PT | 7:55 AM ET
Have some fun, be generous… mindfully
How big can you go?
Have fun, yet don’t overdo it! This continues to be your theme for the days leading up to and away from this exact square off. This feels like a big energy period where you get to exchange your big, socially conscious ideas with your larger communities. Where you get to share your value systems with each other and expand on them.
A great time to go to that holiday party, explore and indulge. But not too much! It’ll be hard to rein it in, so be sure you leave when the party is still fun!
Venus Sagittarius 29º square Jupiter Pisces 29°
Venus enters Capricorn
7:54 PM PT | 10:54 PM ET
Connect through goals
What will you and your co-creators design?
Shortly after Venus squares off with Jupiter, she shuts the party down as she moves into dedicated Capricorn.
Now through January 2, 2023, Venus, who’s responsible for your power to connect and attract, rushes through Capricorn.
Venus in your business is your power to connect to the right people and resources. When it’s in Capricorn, the right people and resources are to be harnessed – responsibly, sustainably, and for the long term.
Over the next 3 weeks, you’ll get to commit and get stronger. This is the process.
Imagine what you and your realigned soul co-creators will architect!
Luminaries with Venus in Capricorn
If you have your natal Venus in Capricorn (like yours truly), you generally value and connect with others over shared goals and getting things done. Work and play are all the same thing to you. The best parties are those where you are working together on shared projects. Paint party? Social media batch writing party? Retreat with biz besties, goal planning while stargazing?
Connect with those who also want to build a better world. You’re all in!
If you have planets or angles in Capricorn, Venus will share her blessings with your natal energies as she graces through. Give thanks to fully enjoy.
Week of December 11 – 17, 2022
“Acting is communication. It’s giving and receiving.” — KiKi Layne
This week is a bit quieter, with the Sun square Neptune helping you tune into your idea so you can get clear on the details (that 4Q Moon in Virgo will help!) and Mercury, ruler of the finer ways to execute projects, will also briefly trine Uranus in Taurus to help you get grounded and clear on things.
It’s a time to go from fantasy to reality in one week alone. Take this time to not rush, but let your natural logic arise and help guide you in all your endeavors. It’ll be magical when earth and water align to help you relaxedly get to where you want to be (with the Sun in a fire sign to make sure the proper fiery energy gives you a boost!).
December 14, 2022
Sun square Neptune
9:10 AM PT | 12:10 PM ET
Inner clarity on your vision
What inner comprehension do you now have about your soul’s path through your Work?
What do you now realize, like an inner knowing about your Work, as part of your spiritual path? You’ve heard and accepted the call with empathy and compassion. Your Work is now sourced with this inner knowing. You are ready to create that vision with your intuition and higher self as a strategic partner.
Especially visionary for Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)
Sun Sagittarius 22º square Neptune Pisces 22°
December 16, 2022
4Q Moon Virgo
12:56 AM PT | 3:56 AM ET
Relax and reassess.
A great phase to review your stats
There are opportunities to dive into the details and befriend your analytics at this time. You don’t have to work hard. Simply prepare your VA to run reports on the various things you track in your business, such as website analytics, customer surveys, course completions, financial accounts, newsletter or social media stats… whatever you can get your hands on.
There is gold in the details waiting to be revealed so you can make your next intention based on hard facts! This blast of Virgo energy is here to help you accomplish your Capricornian goals (coming up soon!) Do not be afraid to dig into the details. Don’t worry about not being able to read spreadsheets. Harness your intuition to help you go beyond the numbers into the analysis. This revelation has many opportunities for you. You’ll have a better idea of what to keep, improve and let go.
The last quarter moon phase is an integration phase in our lives and business. A time to cultivate all that we have learned, assess what we want to continue with and reflect on what we want to churn out and put back into the earth as nourishment for the seeds we’ve planted.
December 17, 2022
Mercury trine Uranus Rx
1:37 PM PT | 4:37 PM ET
What opportunities can you be open to by talking it through?
It’s a day like this that you may want to talk through some of your ideas with your trusted business besties. The gold is in the process. Through your Mercurian actions, (talking, writing, organizing) opportunities could come through that revolutionize old ways of doing things. This is a short transit, so make use of this energy as you have it — if you wait, it will be gone.
Especially innovating for Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn).
Mercury Capricorn 15º trine Uranus Rx Taurus 15°
Week of December 18 – 24, 2022
“A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach
A potent Capricornian week with Solstice and a second Capricorn New Moon of 2022 bookending the year. We also have Jupiter and his expansive fiery energy entering Aries to form a loose square with the sign of hard work and structure, so prepare for a burst of jolt of maximization in grounded reality happening!
In Music, there’s a term called “elision,” where the ending of a musical phrase is the beginning of the next phrase. As we tie up 2022, we are being asked to plant the seeds of 2023 in a similar way, as ending becomes beginning. It’s a beautiful time of year and the cosmos adds a burst of optimism and hope (Jupiter and the Sun aiding in this). You’ve earned it.
December 20, 2022
Jupiter re-enters Aries
6:32 PM PT | 9:32 PM ET
After a quick dip back into his home sign of Pisces during his retrograde, Jupiter now moving forward is catching up for lost time and speeding back into Aries. He’ll be there until Jupiter leaves for Taurus on May 17, 2023, not returning to Aries for another 12 years.
Aries in your business is about self-direction, movement forward, leadership, and initiative. Being the first and the best!
When Jupiter, the planet of exploration, expansiveness, purpose, and justice moves into fast-acting Aries, things can go from impulsive to explosive quickly. But this doesn’t have to be a bad thing if you know how to harness this quick and big energy.
We saw this shift as a movement into Inspired Leadership. Where we combine the best of Jupiter and Aries together.
And since the last Jupiter Rx, you get a redo if you haven’t really jumped on the fast track to your inspired leadership.
If you have natal planets or energies in Aries, expect flashes of luck and abundance as Jupiter makes its way through and spreads its optimism your way.
However you choose to express this energy in your business, you can feel the heat, the charge and passion to be an inspirational leader.
After all, as an Entrepreneur or changemaker, you ARE a leader. Why not inspire with passion?
December 21, 2022
A beautifully abundant day of the Capricorn Solstice all the while the Sun squares Jupiter a few hours after the Sun enters Capricorn creating a cardinal square.
Sun enters Capricorn – Solstice
1:48 PM PT | 4:48 PM ET
Return to light
What reflections will create deeper understandings of 2022?
When the Sun enters the Cardinal sign of Capricorn, we welcome in Solstice. In the Northern Hemisphere, we welcome the return of sunlight, and in the Southern Hemisphere, we welcome in the dark. This seasonal initiation is potent regardless of which hemisphere you reside. For all of us, as the Sun crosses the 0° Cardinal threshold, it marks a place of extremes. The ancients would patiently wait for this day to celebrate the Sun ending the season of dark nights as the sun rose on the southernmost point on the eastern horizon on the tropic of Capricorn.
Today, create space and time for reflection. Yes, there is lots to do with preparing for the holidays, but I urge you to carve out some quiet time with a candle and cozy space to ground.
To honor Capricorn, spend time in your own body feeling into your bones, feeling your feet extending into the earth. Feeling your own sense of self-responsibility and accomplishment that you created in 2022.
Compared to last year’s Solstice, which in the cosmos had a ton of tension in the sky, this Solstice feels much more optimistic and hopeful.
A few hours after the Sun crosses the 0º mark, the Sun squares Jupiter at Aries 0º which expands this jovial energy. Your inner purpose is now crystal clear, and you have a sense of gratitude for all the challenges you have experienced.
The Capricorn stellium asks you to express and connect for long-term impact.
Venus trine Uranus Rx asks what surprising beauty has manifested.
Moon opposite Mars Rx asks you to illuminate all your emotions so you can take action based on faith.
Mars Rx sextile Chiron Rx asks you to create healing opportunities by expressing your past hurts and fears.
It’s such a beautiful Solstice, friends. Enjoy!
- Sun square Jupiter 0º Cardinal
- Capricorn Stellium with Venus 14º, Mercury 20º and Pluto 27º
- Venus Capricorn 14º trine Uranus Rx Taurus 15º
- Moon Sagittarius 8º applying opposition to Mars Rx Gemini 11º
- Mars Rx Gemini 11º sextile Chiron Rx Aries 11º
Sun square Jupiter
4:50 PM PT | 7:50 PM ET
Abundant creative tension leads to vision
What will you maximize today?
Sun Capricorn 0º square Jupiter Aries 0º
December 22, 2022
Venus trine Uranus Rx
1:48 PM PT | 3:47 PM PT
Beautiful surprise manifestations
What unexpected gains are you receiving?
Windfalls, abundance, connections — it’s not clear how this will manifest, but something unexpected is now here. This could be the right resources to invest in your next goal, or the right relationships connecting you to those you need in your business. This likely will be a surprise or even a silver lining from an event that at first seemed like a nuisance. Be open to receiving.
Especially potent for Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
Venus Capricorn trine Uranus Rx Taurus 15°
December 23, 2022
New Moon Capricorn 1°
2:17 AM PT | 5:17 AM ET
Authoring Your New Story
2022 began with a New Moon in Capricorn and ends with another. On this thirteenth and final New Moon of the year, you’re invited to look back to the very beginning, and see how far and free you’ve (be)come.
The Saturn/Uranus square that generated so much transformative friction this year is finally depressurizing. In addition to breathing a sigh of relief, you might invite a wave of gratitude for the ways you’ve learned to cultivate freedom with rituals, routines, and self-responsibility, and the ways you’ve broken – or changed – the rules that kept you small.
With a substantial Capricorn stellium – 5 planets are there! – and Venus trining Uranus in Taurus, this New Moon is ready to support you in building What’s Next. Since you’ve learned many times over that change is the only constant, be sure to incorporate flexibility and response-ability into whatever you’re making.
This New Moon is infused with strong cardinal energy. It’s square Jupiter, who sits at the very beginning of the zodiac – the Aries Point – and thus invites you to go ahead and grow into your next level of leadership. It is time to expand fully into your authority, for perhaps more than ever before, you know that YOU are the author of your story.
Since 2020, you’ve been navigating twists and turns and changes and challenges, and in so doing, you’ve paved your new way forward. Go with health, wealth, growth mindset, and love.
Cosmic Notes for Astro Techies
- New Moon square Jupiter Aries 0°
- Capricorn stellium (Sun 1°, Moon 1°, Venus 16°, Mercury 21°, Pluto 27°)
- Venus Capricorn 16° trine Uranus Rx Taurus 15°
- Uranus Rx Taurus 15° conjunct North Node 12°
Week of December 25 – 31, 2022
“That last page turned is a perfect excuse to write a whole new book.” ― Toni Sorenson
We end the year with a Mercury Rx that brings us into the New Year rethinking, redesigning, and reallocating our thoughts, goals, and responsibilities. This is a time to slow down and not do, do, do. Instead, let yourself be.
Pluto is involved with all the Capricorn energy, dismantling the shadows and bringing through impactful magnetism. This closing of the year is sure to create lasting impactful connections if you can be open, truthful, and trusting.
December 29, 2022
A big day where Mercury sparks his fourth retrograde cycle of 2022 while simultaneously joining Venus in the sky. Venus along with Mercury adds for loving yet committed thoughtful connections. Throw in Pluto, and these thoughtful connections are the most magnificent and magnanimous.
Mercury Retrograde begins Capricorn 24°
1:31 AM PT | 4:31 AM ET
Rethinking your goals
You made it! That’s another year in the books. What have you accomplished this year? Remember back to this time in 2021, when there was a potency to relationships and money asking you to connect to those people and resources that would give you the highest impact to reach your goals. You are being asked to reflect back to that exact time and see what experiences are asking for a revisit. This all happening during Mercury Rx will bring you into 2023 with a renewed sense of mission, impact and accomplishment.
Especially potent for Cardinal energies (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)
- 12/13/22 Enters shadow zone – Capricorn 8°
- 12/29/22 Station retrograde – Capricorn 24°
- 1/7/23 Midpoint combust – Capricorn 16°
- 1/18/23 Station direct – Capricorn 8°
- 2/7/23 Leaves shadow zone – Capricorn 24°
- 4th MRx cycle in 2022
- 16°, 20 days
- Venus conjunction and Pluto 12/29
Venus conjunct Mercury Rx
5:58 AM PM | 8:58 AM ET
Venus conjunct Mercury Rx Capricorn 24°
December 31, 2022
Venus conjunct Pluto
9:25 PM PT | 12:25 AM +1 ET
Magnetic powerful long-term relationships
What are the most important relationships in your life and business?
Venus, your ability to attract the right people and resources in your business, and Pluto, your ability to empower, reveal and transform meet up today in Capricorn, which is the archetypal energy of goal-getting, long-term commitment, and expertise. This dynamic, powerful meetup is sure to bring up all the facets of deep attractions, from power struggles to charismatic magnetism.
With all the intensity today around relationships and resources, keep the energy light and hopeful. Share your innermost thoughts and everything will work out for the highest good for all concerned.
Especially magnetic for Cardinal energies (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn).
Venus conjunct Pluto Capricorn 27°