Mars moves into Libra December 7 through July 25. Yep, that’s a long transit for Mars in any sign but this planet of action turns retrograde March 1 – May 19. Before that happens though, Mars in Libra has us weighing our alternatives before going into battle. Mars moving through Libra is a time to know when to speak up and when to shut up for our own good. Our ability to anticipate challenges is enhanced especially for Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini. Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn receive challenges most likely from male authority figures. Blow off the blowhards and don’t take their jabs personally. Aries, Cancer, and Libra are wise to slow down to avoid accidents especially during the last nine days of December.
Jupiter, retrograde in Cancer since November 7, is trine (120 degrees) Saturn in Scorpio December 12. While Jupiter is retrograde he is helping us look within to define exactly what we want out of life and our relationships. Jupiter and Saturn at this distance from one another is auspicious. Together they bring opportunities that may have actually begun to form last June. Let go of things and people that do not contribute to your growth. Rebuild structures of your life that need revival including your career, finances, and relationships. This influence began during the last week of November and continues through December 26. While December is for the holidays, strive to make the most of this fortunate transit.
The full Moon occurs at twenty-five degrees Gemini at 3:28 am CST December 17. Full Moons bring us to full emotions and often over the top events. This full Moon is in Gemini so the airwaves are sure to be full of all sorts of communiqués. Some will be positive and others will be upsetting.
At the same time, Uranus, retrograde in Aries since July 17, turns direct December 17. While Uranus has been retrograde we have been in the mode of trying to figure out the big questions of our lives. Why do we want to do the things we do? Uranus going direct will bring issues and situations to the forefront. The pot will boil over so to speak and some of us may act rashly. Use caution around December 17, as explosions both literally and figuratively are quite possible.
Venus in Capricorn goes retrograde December 21- January 31, 2014. Venus rules money, value, and love. While Venus is retrograde events happen that cause us to evaluate people and situations in our lives. Is it worthwhile to keep that difficult person in our lives that causes us upsets? Is it worth fixing the refrigerator or buying a new one? Don’t take action just take notice of what is worth it and what needs to go away in your life. The time for action will be after Venus goes direct at the end of January.
What this all means is that events will trigger our need to make changes to feel secure. In the days between the full Moon and New Years Eve, we will be agitated by events in our personal lives and on the world stage. This is a time to use caution. Many people want to make big statements whether it’s a fight over who hosts the holiday celebration or some faction who shocks us with inhuman behavior. When events large or small upset you, take solace in the security of home and family. The Uranus/Pluto square is also activated on December 4,10,18.
December 3 Mercury in Scorpio is sextile (sixty degrees) Mars in Virgo. If someone asks you a question you better give him or her all the facts because they are going to be checking up on your answer. Curiosity will not kill the cat now.
Mercury moves into Sagittarius December 4 – 24. Optimism rules with this transit and many of us have really big ideas that have really big holes in them. Sagittarius is busy with grand plans, but might have a bit of trouble with the small details. Gemini must be careful not to misrepresent their intentions while Virgo and Pisces feel nervous as well as irritated by other peoples’ words during Mercury in Sagittarius. Aries and Leo can take the floor with confidence and receive applause for their ideas.
December 6 Mercury is square (ninety degrees) Neptune in Pisces. The facts are hazy and this is one of those times when we don’t see those holes in the big ideas. Our thinking is not so clear so make no commitments at this point. When you meet someone for the first time visualize their name on their forehead otherwise you most likely won’t remember it five minutes later. It all gets better by December 10 when Mercury trine Uranus brings us into group discussions and plans. Adventure and enterprising ideas are inspired.
Mercury moves through Capricorn December 24 – January 11. Have you ever noticed that right after the holidays all the stores are selling storage bins and other stuff to arrange our decorations, papers, toys, clothes and just about anything else in our lives? Mercury in Capricorn must have originated this trend. During these days don’t just organize your stuff, organize your thoughts. While Mercury is sextile Neptune, December 26, we feel inspired and imaginative.
The Sun moves through Capricorn December 21 – January 19/20 depending on your time zone. The Sun in Capricorn is why we always feel sort of let down after the holiday season. Capricorn is back to business and its all business and nothing personal. Luckily, the Sun sextile Neptune December 24 inspires us for this sweet time of year. Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo are generally better this time of year while Aries and Libra have bumps in the road. Cancer is at their yearly low and must avoid sickness and tension.
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