The Moon just entered the sign of Leo and will be there until December 29
With the Sun in ambitious and earthy Capricorn, we see our goals and we are willing to work to succeed. The Moon in Leo can help fuel the creative fires with the supportive trines from Saturn and Uranus. This can add an overall inspiring and beneficial influence. The Moon will also square Venus in Scorpio showing that we might be ruled by unconscious desires at the moment. If we can tame our spirits and connect to our deeper motivations we can discriminate between the genuine need to surpass ourselves and the more superficial ambitions that are driving us. Overall the next 2 days are very creative and exciting. We can fuel on the passionate and innovative fires and design new structures and new ways of doing things. We can also expect a few philosophical or religious debates around the fireplace since some of us are still in the midst of family reunions and holiday gatherings.
The Moon in Leo person is usually warm-hearted and expressive with their emotions. They can go to great length to spoil the ones they love showering them with gifts and attention. Leo is a Fixed Fire sign which gives these natives lasting powers and an overall courageous disposition. They are bold, generous and faithful in their passions. It can be difficult for the Moon in Leo people to put down the more brazen persona and show their vulnerable side. They can benefit in learning to discriminate between their social mask and the more private self.
Because of the more Cardinal and Mutable elements at work in the astrology of the moment, I haven’t spent much time talking about Venus in Scorpio. Faithful to herself, she has remained present and powerful but only to those who want to access her.
Friday is the day of the Goddess Venus so let’s spend a few minutes looking at Venus in Scorpio. VENUS ♀
In astrology, Venussymbolizes pleasure, beauty and what we value. What brings us pleasure can vary greatly depending on the person. For some its money or a beautiful home while others will find joy in a table full of food and good company. She rules over relationships and desires, commitments and marriage.
Venus’s domain is usually a comfortable and harmonious one. The contours are soft and pleasing to the eyes. The air feels good on the skin and there is a faint aroma of flowers in bloom like the breeze on a warm summer night. Venus is irresistibly attractive and confident.
On our quest for pleasure, we must not overlook the fierceness of Venus. The cautionary tale of Paris and the Golden Apple is perhaps a great example of her treacherous qualities. The strategic use of beauty and intelligent charm can be a great assets in social gatherings and even politics but the choices we make under her spell can also be disastrous.
VENUS IN SCORPIO ♏︎-December 4th to December 30th
If you want to know passion, you have to be willing to pass through the fires of hell
Venus in Scorpio craves intimacy. She is not looking for a superficial encounter. She wants to merge and devour. There is a fatality here that we do not find in the rest of the zodiac. Venus in Scorpio will not be content with a walk in the garden. She needs to own and transform herself through her encounters. Even though Venus in Scorpio might be extremely secretive her power to seduce runs deep.
Questionable means might be employed to get the object of desire as Venus in Scorpio leave her good manners at the door. This can be an extremely charismatic placement that endows the native with the power to draw to themselves what they want.
December 18 and onward…
Tomorrow on December 19, Venus in Scorpio trine Chiron in Pisces while Pluto the modern ruler of Scorpio conjunct Mercury. This can be an opportunity to bring healing to our more personal relationships and a desire to connect and relate deeply and truthfully to another . We could feel vulnerable so making sure that conversations happens in a safe space is extremely important.
Venus in Scorpio and Pluto’s territory have to be approach with as much awareness as possible. This is the instinctual realm. There could be an urge to dominate a situation, a conversation or at its worst a person. Paying attention to power struggles, manipulation and jealousy might prevent the more unpleasant symptoms of these powerful aspects.
With Venus in Scorpio for the rest of the month we are invited to step into the transformational waters of intimacy. In our quest for love, let’s embrace the deep and complex mysteries of others.
The Sun and Mercury are within the last degrees of Scorpio
Meanwhile, Venus squares Pluto and the Moon is still in Pisces.
High Alert for:
-Meeting your shadow through others
-Looking for something that isn’t there
-Feeling like something is slipping out of your control
-Paranoia, anxiety, fear, irrationality, manipulation
If you are blessed with an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunrise, you will probably see Venus low in the east, about an hour before sunrise, sometime during the last week of August, 2015 where she will regain her place in the morning sky. 
Back in the days, the Greeks would call Venus Phospheros (= Bringer of Light) when she appeared just before dawn and Hesperos (= the western one) when she appeared in the evening. The Roman equivalents were Lucifer (= the light bringer) and Vesper (= evening), respectively. 
The period when Venus disappears from the evening sky is best used for inner reflection, release and renewal. Her mythic journey into the underworld is a metaphor to help us go within and recover our lost treasures. An opportunity to retrieve our innermost felt values and qualities and bring them back out into the light so that we can relate better to others and to ourselves. Continuing with the Venus retrograde themes that we have worked on for the last couple of weeks: Our relationship to relationships. Our relationship to ourselves. Our relationship to beauty, love and desires. Reflecting on the many reflections. What we see in the mirror. What we see in each other’s eyes. What we want to see in others versus who they really are.
Have fun with it. It’s been a rough journey and Saturn hasn’t been making it easy for all things Venusian.
In Astrology, Leo is associated with royalty, the lion being the ”king of beasts” and throughout history a powerfull symbol of sovereignty and nobility. Leo is a fire sign ruled by the Sun and there is an ambitious and ardent vitality behind their desire to be the voice of reason. The solar sign is imbued with an authority that sometimes can be interpreted as arrogance but it is a natural confidence and nobility of character that motivates the lion.
Loyal friends they will demonstrate their affection in a warm and generous manner. Compliments can get you far with someone who has alot of Leo in their birth chart. Secretly these big kittens revel in being loved and worshipped. Demonstrations of your total submission is one sure way of getting the royal treatment.
Fire is the word of the day with so many planets including the Sun in Aries combine with the Moon in Leo.
Here are a few words to help you create your own astrological forecast:
-Passion and Romance
-Creativity and Impulse
-Gut instinct and Reason
-Strong Opinions and Heated Debates
-Love, Lust and War
-Righteousness and Convictions
-Drama and Stage Performance
-Arrogance and Over-Confidence
-Playing and Having Fun
-Pride and Attention-Seeking
-Recognition and Risk Taking