December 13 – 19 leads up to those sensed impending changes. What we can look for this week centers on the arrival of New Moon on Wednesday, December 16. This day will see us bounce back from recent doldrums. Why? Because our energy levels and emotional tones tend to rev up in the two weeks between New and Full Moon, and then slowly settle into quietude during Old Moon, which takes place in the two weeks between Full and New. The Old Moon portion of the cycle is therefore frequently a time of decreased motivation, lowered vitality, letting go, turning inward, and sorting through our impressions in a subjective way.