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December 9, 2022 Daily Horoscopes

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 1 AM to 3 AM EST today. After that, the Moon moves from Gemini into Cancer.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Be careful because this is a tricky day. You feel confident and upbeat. However, this confidence might get you in trouble with a boss or someone in authority. Do not overestimate something. Keep your eyes open and remain realistic.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

It’s easy to find yourself at odds with others today; even though initially, things begin in a positive, enthusiastic way before they end up like a runaway train. Probably, it’s best to stick to your convictions. Don’t be talked out of anything.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Be careful with money and finances today because you might initially overestimate something; or conversely, underestimate a problem. Either way, this could lead to you finding yourself in hot water. Best to tread carefully right from the get-go. Check your facts.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today the Moon is in your sign; however, it is at odds with both Mercury and Jupiter. In one way, this makes you happy and confident! Yet in another way, you will be confrontational with someone, or someone might challenge you. Pull in your reins a little.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Even though you might choose to be low key today, and work alone or behind the scenes, nevertheless, you might find yourself embroiled with others in situations that are work-related, or related to shared property or shared responsibilities. Get your facts before you do anything.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is a friendly, popular day for you! Nevertheless, as this day wears on, you might find yourself at odds with someone, perhaps a friend, a member of a group, or even a partner or close friend. A dispute with one of your kids is also possible. Assume nothing! Check facts.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Initially, you might be excited to talk to bosses, parents or partners about something because you’re enthusiastic and you want to enlighten others with your discoveries and opinions. (Moreover, people notice you today.) However, others might disagree! Double check that your facts are right.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Be careful with financial discussions today, whether it concerns the wealth of others, shared property, or your own earnings and personal wealth. Either way, something might look better than it is. You might also overlook an important detail. Therefore, tread carefully and double check your facts.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You are ever the optimist, which is why you look on the bright side of things. However, this is why you have to be careful today because something might initially look promising; however, upon closer inspection you find that it is not. Furthermore, others might challenge your assumptions. Do your homework.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Do what you can to keep the peace with others today because you might find yourself gridlocked with people who don’t agree with you, versus people who are cheering you on. Unfortunately, it could be a lose-lose situation. Therefore, don’t get involved.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You might be excited about a project today that relates to the arts or creative people working in a group. Possibly it relates to your job. Whatever the case, make sure you know what’s going on because things might not be as they appear. Take off those rose-coloured glasses.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today, people are misjudging things, to their chagrin. Don’t overestimate something, especially if you are giving facts and figures to bosses, parents and VIPs today. (It will be easy to make this mistake.) Instead, double check your facts first so that you don’t end up with egg on your face. (Ketchup helps.)

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Dame Judi Dench (1934) shares your birthday today. You are confident. You address life with energy and vigour. You work hard for what you want. Nevertheless, privately, you are sensitive and softer than you appear. This year is the end of a nine-year cycle, which means it’s time to let go of anyone and anything holding you back. Clear the decks!

December 9, 2022 Moon Goddess Current Phase

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else was born.

From MoonGiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning.

Visit the December 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on December 9 has an illumination of 98%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On December 9 the Moon is 15.98 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 98%
Moon Age: 15.98 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 403,407.77 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,327,770.59 km

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Useful Moon Resources

December 9, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, USA

December 09, 2022
08:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:17 Sagittarius 43
Moon:06 Cancer 06
Mercury:04 Capricorn 19
Venus:29 Sagittarius 35
Mars:15 Gemini 29 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 14
Saturn:20 Aquarius 28
Uranus:15 Taurus 44 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 39
Pluto:27 Capricorn 00

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 00 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Taurus 23 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):26 Cancer 40

Chiron:12 Aries 01 Rx
Ceres:27 Virgo 22
Pallas:26 Cancer 01 Rx
Juno:16 Pisces 11
Vesta:05 Pisces 52

Eris:24 Aries 01 Rx


Northern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

December 09, 2022
06:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:17 Sagittarius 38
Moon:05 Cancer 06
Mercury:04 Capricorn 11
Venus:29 Sagittarius 29
Mars:15 Gemini 31 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 14
Saturn:20 Aquarius 27
Uranus:15 Taurus 44 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 39
Pluto:27 Capricorn 00

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 01 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Taurus 23 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):26 Cancer 40

Chiron:12 Aries 01 Rx
Ceres:27 Virgo 21
Pallas:26 Cancer 01 Rx
Juno:16 Pisces 09
Vesta:05 Pisces 51

Eris:24 Aries 01 Rx


Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

9 December 2022
11:00 am GMT 12:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:17 Sagittarius 20
Moon:01 Cancer 36
Mercury:03 Capricorn 46
Venus:29 Sagittarius 07
Mars:15 Gemini 38 Rx
Jupiter:29 Pisces 13
Saturn:20 Aquarius 26
Uranus:15 Taurus 45 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 39
Pluto:27 Capricorn 00

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 02 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Taurus 24 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):26 Cancer 38

Chiron:12 Aries 02 Rx
Ceres:27 Virgo 15
Pallas:26 Cancer 03 Rx
Juno:16 Pisces 03
Vesta:05 Pisces 45

Eris:24 Aries 01 Rx


December 9th Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From Tarotx.net To read more about the 8 of Wands from the Rider Waite Tarot deck

Eight of Wands

The Eight of Wands describes eight sticks soaring in the air with dizzying speed. This image shows changes, moves and travels. On the card, the background is very clear, showing that there are very few obstructions in your way and there is a beautiful and peaceful river that brings life to all things which are nearby.

Detailed meaning of the keywords of the Eight of Wands

Act fast

Make a finish/an end

Receive news

A few opposite Tarot cards to the Eight of Wands

A few support Tarot cards for the Eight of Wands

Upright meaning of the Eight of Wands: speed, action, air travel, movement, change fast

Words and Keywords








Situation and advice


Meaning of the Eight of Wands reversed: delay, disappointed, stagnation

Words and Keywords








Situation and advice


More Eight of Wands from Famous Tarot Decks

1. Eight of Wands Thoth Tarot Deck

2. Eight of Wands – 8 De Baton | Tarot De Marseille

3. Eight Of Wands Shadowscapes Tarot Deck

4. Eight Of Fire Osho Zen Tarot Deck

5. Eight Of Bows Wildwood Tarot Deck

6. Eight Of Wands Deviant Moon Tarot Deck


From The Rune Site


Sound: “ue” as the sound in “ee” or “ö”
Stands for: Turning point
Magick/Healing use: Revives former powers and helps assist in crises of healing.

Witch’s Rune

From The CarnutIan Nemeton


Take things slowly and connect to the deep understanding of contemplation. The rune applies to healing and domestic arts.

home, creativity, healer, nurturing, caring

Druid Ogham

From druidogham.wordpress.com


Grove, convergence, ecosystem, review, crossroads, harmony

Tree: Collection of various trees

Letter: Ch

Koad represents a point on the map of your life and cause to reflect on what got you there as well as where you are headed. Many factors conspired to bring you where you are today. An entire ecosystem exists in and around you that is as unique as a fingerprint. This ecosystem is neither entirely good nor entirely bad, which is why this Ogham and the rest of the Forfedha (Oir, Uilleand, Phagos, and Mor) are too complex to be read as well or ill-dignified. Koad is one particular harmony/dissonance at this point in your life. If your life is going well in some respects, this could mean a feeling of competence and capability or a feeling of love and being loved. If you are in a time of stress, Koad may represent the s**tstorm whirling around you. Or all of the above could be going on at once.
You are here to learn a certain

From IChingOnline.net

Hexagram Thirty – Five 35

Chin / Aspiration

The Sun shines down upon the Earth:
Constantly honing and refining his brilliance, the Superior Person is a Godsend to his people.
They repay his benevolence with a herd of horses, and he is granted audience three times in a single day.



This is a time of reward for good works.
Those you have helped want to show their gratitude.
Benefits come both from on high and from the humble you uplifted.
Accept all gifts graciously, though the reward may not be what you truly need or hoped for.
Some may bestow more than they can afford to give, but you must realize that they need to feel that they have repaid you.


From Cafe Astrology


This is the freedom lover. The number five is an intellectual vibration. These are “idea” people with a love of variety and the ability to adapt to most situations. Ruled by Mercury.

Keywords: adaptable, freedom-loving, romantic, resourceful, witty, fun-loving, curious, flexible, accommodating. If expressed negatively, non-committal, irresponsible, inconsistent.

As lovers: These lovers are generally attractive to others, as they are adaptable, curious, and friendly. Their wit and love of fun is unmistakable. In order to be happy in love, they need some level of change and variety. They also require mental stimulation. They are quick to adapt to ups and downs, but when under-stimulated, they can be inconsistent and resisting of making commitments.

Angel Number

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

From uniguide.com


Raccoon meanings and symbolism include disguise, trickery, adaptability, dexterity, resourcefulness, and training. In this post, you’ll learn about raccoon symbols and meaning and the raccoon spirit animal. Plus, you’ll learn about the raccoon in cultural mythology and more.

Spell for Today – Eros’s “Passion for Life” Spell

Eros’s “Passion for Life” Spell

Gather a white feather (symbol for Eros and his mighty wings), a rosy pink candle, and a coordinating candle holder.

Carve a simple figure of a bow and arrow on the side of the candle. Place the feather off to the side, away from the heat of the candle flame. Picture the winged god Eros in your mind, and meditate on this image for a moment. Now, ask Eros in your own words to inspire you with passion and enthusiasm. Then repeat the following spell three times:

Eros, winged Greek god of passion and delight

Aid me in my quest for inspiration tonight

Passion is more than sexual, it conveys ambition too

Help me face my challenges and succeed in all that I do.

Allow the candle to burn out in a safe place. Close the spell by saying:

For the good of all, with harm to none

By flame and feather, this spell is done.


Book of Witchery – Spells, Charms & Correspondences For Every Day of the Week

Ellen Dugan

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Friday – Printable


December 9 Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2022 December 9

Mars Rises above the Lunar Limb

Image Credit & CopyrightTom Glenn

Explanation: On the night of December 7 Mars wandered near the Full Moon. In fact the Red Planet was occulted, passing behind the Moon, when viewed from locations across Europe and North America. About an hour after disappearing behind the lunar disk Mars reappears in this stack of sharp video frames captured from San Diego, planet Earth. With the Moon in the foreground Mars was a mere 82 million kilometers distant, near its own opposition. Full Moon and full Mars were bright enough provide the spectacular image with no exposure adjustments necessary. In the image Mars appears to rise just over ancient, dark-floored, lunar crater Abel very close to the southeastern edge of the Moon’s near side. Humboldt is the large impact crater to its north (left).

A Thought for Today

Dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may your life be blessed with all things positive!

I am running a bit late today with the regular posts, but they will be up just maybe not at their usual time. To avoid this in the future starting tomorrow all the regular daily posts will start coming to your inbox at 11:00 AM CST. The tomorrow regular daily posts for the northern hemisphere will start coming to your inbox at 5:00 PM CST.