Hanukkah always falls on the same date in the Jewish calendar. It is when we mesh that calendar with the Western calendar that the days move around. This year it begins tonight….by the way, next year it starts on November 27!
The Jewish calendar is lunar so let’s take a look at the Moon tonight. The chart above is calculated for sundown, which is 4:28 PM EST today, December 8. Fittingly, the Moon is in Libra, in the 5th house. Since this is a holiday of gifts, fun and celebration, Libra – the sign of friendship and sharing with the other person is a good sign for the Moon to be in. The 5th house is the house where we express our creativity – where we have fun and are kids so be a kid tonight on Hanukkah!
Just beware of gossipy family members! The ascendant is in Gemini – the sign of communications – and it’s ruler, Mercury is in Scorpio – the sign that loves to ferret out secrets. Because Mercury is in the 6th house – the house of work and health – be careful not to tell that snoopy old aunt you hate your job or your feet hurt if you don’t want it spread around the family like wild fire. Jupiter and Vesta in retrograde on the ascendant will make people want to share a bit too much.
With Juno, the asteroid of loyalty in the 7th house, the house of intimate relationships – be sure to have lots of people who REALLY mean something to you over this year. Show and tell them how much you really love them.
And Happy Holidays all!!!