Vicki - Elmira, NY
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At this writing the terrorist attacks have occurred in Paris shocking the world. Saturn rules terror and Neptune rules both religion and fanatical behavior. The Saturn/Neptune square (exact November 26) were astrological influences when the terrorist attacks were carried out in Paris.
As I stated last month, "Saturn now in Sagittarius squares (90 degrees) Neptune. A square is stress and pressure. Remember that Neptune is idealism while Saturn is reality. Any area of our life that we are taking for granted or not paying attention to is going to collide with situations that awaken us to reality….The news should be very entertaining."
That is certainly an understatement. The events of November call up the issue of immigration around the world and in the United States. Remember all the talk of the Uranus/Pluto square over the past few years? Well, Uranus is immigration and Pluto is terrorist acts and what is the hot topic now? This will be an issue in months to come as will be ways to deal with the new world order is evolving into existence. The issues of the day are actually bringing countries together in a common cause of protecting ourselves. In our individual lives each and every one of us is being reborn in one way or another.
On top of all that, Uranus retrograde since July 26 goes direct December 25 at 9:53 pm CST at 16 degrees Aries. Uranus retrograde can produce events that are like a cork popping off a champagne bottle or an explosion.
As of this writing, November 18, an explosion rocked Paris and bomb threats were called in on two Air France jets. Once Uranus goes direct, just before December 25, we would hope that such potent events calm a bit.
However, December 6, Mars moves to square (90 degrees) Pluto. Mars is action and remember Pluto is power and control, and can evoke very scary behavior. This is an intense energy that if used effectively can accomplish a world of wonder but at the same time can be very destructive. In addition, Mars in Libra is opposite Uranus still retrograde in Aries, December 10. Many of us will want what we want now and many of us will go to great lengths to accomplish that. Yes, read between the lines I write. The days around this aspect can be scary. Pay attention and try to chill. December 6-10 are very touchy days. Remain alert.
Mercury, moving through Capricorn December 9-January 1, provides communication that is clear and concise. Many will speak with authority, but do they really know what they are talking about? Most likely Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo are able to present their information with ease and accuracy. Aries, Cancer and Libra, may be inundated with too much data or paperwork. It is the end of the year and tax time is around the corner. This could be a practical time to start that process.
December 19-20 Mercury in Capricorn crosses Pluto and squares Uranus. Words are sure to be strong and in many cases those who are speaking are going to be saying stupid stuff. Think before you speak and look past the words and know when others are using communication to manipulate our ideas and opinions.
Other December days that you can count on to be intense are December 5,13, and 26. If you are lying awake at night eyes wide open and don't know why, you are feeling the influences of the planets reshaping the consciousness of all of us. Birth is a painful process and we are once again collectively evolving through pain, transformation and joy. Just as a baby falls after its first steps, which is what is happening to every being on the planet. We walk, we fall, and we get back up. We are going to be fine no matter what happens. Some days that is hard to believe, through, especially if you are Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn.
Oh there is still more. This month the Sun passes through the halfway point between the points called the North and South nodes of the Moon. This one is exact on December 18 so expect to feel the effects from December 8 to 28. This is bad for travel, marriage, moving, getting the car fixed and just about anything similar to what you would not want to do while Mercury is retrograde. Even the weather is sure to be violent. Use caution. Accidents are lurking during this time just about anything you plan will not turn out as you wish. Sounds like a bad Moon void day.
In other comings and goings Mercury in Sagittarius is trine (120 degrees) Uranus in Aries December 1. Okay, that is easy. However, as Mercury comes to square Jupiter, December 4, we need to focus on the details. The old saying, "The devil is in the details" applies now so pay attention in order to avoid errors and losses. The Sun squares Jupiter December 14 so the same rules apply. Edit your emails before sending them. If you are having a party around this time have plenty of refreshments because most of your guests will arrive thirsty and famished.
The Sun is strategizing with Mars December 6. Communication and group events go well during this time.
Venus moves through Scorpio December 4-30. Scorpio allegedly is not Venus' best place to transit as she can be vindictive and aggressive and dramatic in Scorpio. Venus in this sign can also be alluring and ultra sexy. Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces are looking good while Aquarius and Leo really should get a second opinion before going out in that getup. Taurus on the other hand needs to at least act like they are listening to honey, especially if you want to score. Taurus will have to make the effort and participate if you want to advance in any area of life.
Venus in Scorpio is sextile Pluto, ruler of Scorpio December 17. Seize the day especially if you are Scorpio or Capricorn. It won't hurt to wear something that fits tight and shows your best qualities either.
December is intense but December 23/24 can be a happy time as Venus is square Jupiter in Virgo. The days are harmonious, and happy especially if you are Virgo or Scorpio.
Venus moves through Sagittarius December 30 - January 24. While Venus moved through Scorpio we felt dark and passionate and steamy and even sometimes jealous. Venus in Sagittarius is lighter and looks at relationships as a way to grow and travel through life not as a way to control others. Many of us will feel silly and happy while Venus transits Sagittarius. Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo are cute and generous now. Pisces, Gemini, and Virgo will want to throw discipline out the door.
The Sun moves into Capricorn December 21 at 10:49 pm CST. This is the Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year. We now begin the trek to the longest day of the year. While the Sun moves through Capricorn, we are compelled to take control of our resources. Our money our talents and anything we need to learn come into play now. This is all especially easy for Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo.
The Sun is sextile Neptune in Pisces and Mercury in Capricorn is square Mars in Libra December 29. Play your hunches and do something that makes you better, especially if you are Pisces or Capricorn. Mars and Mercury suggest it will be easy to argue especially for Capricorn and Libra. Play nice or don't play today.
This month the Moon's new cycle begins December 11 at 4:29 am CST in Sagittarius at nineteen degrees. This new Moon is loosely trine Uranus, sextile Mars and square Jupiter. Just hours before, Venus in Scorpio is trine Neptune in Pisces. This new Moon in Sagittarius offers us the opportunity to experience life out of our norm. Take a class, learn something new, and expand your horizons. Get out of a rut and do something to help others. Venus and Neptune suggest we do something that benefits another person. Embrace life during this lunar cycle.
The full Moon is the peak of the lunar cycle December 25 at 5:11 am CST at three degrees Cancer. Mercury in Capricorn is trine Jupiter which is oh so nice and Uranus goes direct. Uranus turning direct may be a bit disruptive so expect the unexpected at this emotional time. Just play nice and avoid all the upsetting topics. Those of us born around the 26th of any month are sure to have drama and completions.
I don't know about you dear reader, but I am already exhausted. I think I am going to my room for the month of December. Use caution, pay attention and don't get over booked. Happy Holidays to you all, whatever your tradition may embrace.