In the days leading up to Christmas this year, more of us are feeling over the pressure to go somewhere/buy something/be someone that we don't really feel like going to/buying/being. So there is this sense of 'something's got to give' between what you really want to do and what you feel you are supposed to do.
Partly this is due to our overall awakening, as we feel more disconnected from external systems, structures, rules and value systems and yearn to connect more with whatever is truly important to us, including and especially our authentic nature.
Added to this, our inner values system is being reviewed by Venus's '40 days and 40 nights' retrograde journey starting Dec 21/22. During this period more than usual, you will find yourself confronting the value you place on yourself. This might show up in bolts of clarity around why you act the way you do, or why you put up with certain behaviour. Patterns you repeat that constantly undermine your worth – or the worth of others – will be highlighted.
Relationships with others be they partners, friends, family, colleagues or clients will all be insightful teachers during this time. You may feel compelled to find a greater balance between what you feel you should/have/need to do, and strive to put more energy into what truly nurtures your body, mind, heart and soul.
(c) Dana Mrkich 2013