The Waxing Crescent Moon is visible at 5% and Jupiter is located below this Moon. Jupiter brings to this Moon feelings of camaraderie and friendships. Like any relationship, friendships are a two way street! You have to do your part so that your friends can do theirs. Making time for friendships is crucial to keeping them! But more than that, you can’t really get the benefits of friendship unless you take time to nurture them. While honesty is absolutely essential for a trusting relationship, approach it with your friend’s feelings in mind. There’s always a kind way to express your opinion or concern for someone’s decisions. With friendships, ask not what your friends can give to you but rather what you can give to your friends. What can we give to our friends? How about a smile, a hug, a kind word, a listening ear, help with an errand, a prayer, an encouraging note, a meal? If we are lucky enough to have a true friend, we must also be true to ourselves. No one wants to be friends with someone who is perfect! We simply need to be our best selves and allow people to know the real us.
People born on December 9th take no short cuts. You’re not a risk taker. You’re so steady that sometimes you seem too safe to be true. You also have enormous patience, and enormous charm. When someone spots you across a crowded room, they will quickly find an excuse to get a little closer. To find the answers to your never-ending questions, you must be alone. A room of your own, a place in the country or a waterside retreat represent your places of relaxation and peace. You are at your best when you play it by ear. For friends and family, you are generally helpful, kind and tactful, and always ready with a helping hand. You enjoy, and are happy to share, good food, good wine, and all the other comforts of life.
Daily thought for December 9th: It takes a big person to extend mercy, a big person to listen rather than talk, a big person to think before jumping into action.