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December 2021

December is a turning point. Which way will you turn?

Neptune, retrograde in Pisces since late June, goes direct December 1. Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, and Sagittarius hopefully feel less confused and those who are peddling confusion will be exposed for their crazy claims. Whatever the case, the air can be cleared a bit over the next months until Neptune goes retrograde in late June 2022.

Don’t let your guard down just yet, though, as Mercury is square Neptune December 8, creating confusion. Even SIRI or Maps could lead you to a vacant lot.

The New Moon Eclipse

The new Moon eclipse occurs December 4 at 1:44 am CST in Sagittarius at 12 degrees. This new Moon forms a funky angle to independent Uranus in Taurus. Better stock up on toilet paper. When you order that new dining table, remember, it is most likely on a container ship off the coast of California. Yes, you may feel anxious, but once Uranus has brought us to our feet, we usually realize life turned out in our best interest. This is a great time to listen to people from other walks of life and belief systems. Luckily, Saturn is square Uranus meaning that the dog may run out the door but at least he is microchipped. In other words, one situation wants create crisis or challenge, but stop gaps are in place to avert an all-out meltdown. Remain calm and handle these situations like an adult with a fully developed brain.

New Moon eclipses are special new beginnings that we feel for usually about six months. The detours and challenges show us where and how we need innovation. This could be a good year to stay home for the holidays, but do pack your own toilet paper if you must travel.


Mars becomes visible in the sky and close to earth beginning December 8. If you think people have been acting crazy lately, get ready here it comes again. Right before that, Mars is sextile Pluto in Capricorn December 6. This is a great time to accomplish good stuff and bad stuff. We will probably hear more about the bad stuff. Scorpio and Capricorn are especially productive now, hopefully doing good works.

Shortly thereafter, Mars, still in Scorpio, is square Jupiter in Aquarius December 7-8. This high-energy aspect brings on enthusiastic behavior or rash actions. Go for enthusiasm, so that you do not become a meme on the internet.


December is really all about Venus. Venus moved into Capricorn November 5 and will not leave Capricorn until March 6, 2022. This is an extra-long transit for Venus and that is because Venus is retrograde December 19 to January 29.

For starters though, Venus is hanging out around Pluto in Capricorn all month long. Venus and Pluto together create a purge of emotions and intensity that lead ultimately to a deeper relationship. This month is most intense for those of us who are Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, and Libra.

Once Venus turns retrograde December 19, we will rethink our relationships. Loyalties must be examined. Perhaps you spent more time avoiding being with someone who loves you as opposed to actually spending time with that person. Yeah, that’s gonna come home to roost as you suddenly realize you blew off a really great relationship. That could just be one of the many themes many of us will experience.

Venus rules money and love. Some of us must consider our budget. Others need a makeover physically or psychologically. Often, while Venus is retrograde, past friends and loves come back into our lives. This realist says don’t be fooled and wait until after March 2 to put that deposit down on a vacation with that person. Chances are, Prince or Princess Charming will go back to being the frog they truly were from the start.

Venus turning retrograde really is a big turning point in our lives because we now have Mars close to earth, and a full Moon in Gemini just as Venus is going retro.

December 11-13

While Venus and Pluto are churning up past, present, and raw emotions, Mercury is at the back door of Sagittarius sextile Jupiter on December 11. Open your mind and the door to new experiences and people you think are strange. They may just feel the same way about you. With the Sun square Neptune, do something that adds confidence, especially if you are Pisces or Sagittarius. Skydiving anyone?

Mars moves into Sagittarius December 13 and runs through this sign until January 24. Life is definitely less heavy now that Mars has moved out of Scorpio. Mars in Sagittarius has us looking far away and wanting to go there. Our passions are more fun and we will be all into whatever that activity is we are pursuing. Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo are charming and fun to be with now.

Mercury moves into Capricorn December 13 until January 2. Mercury in Capricorn resolves to accomplish goals and tasks. Mercury in Capricorn is serious and has lists of tasks to accomplish. Get those tasks started now because Mercury turns retrograde January 14.

The Full Moon

The full Moon at twenty-seven degrees Gemini occurs December 18 at 10:36 pm CST. This is a busy full Moon just by the fact that it is in Gemini and one week before the holidays. This full Moon is trine Jupiter, which means the calendar is full of events such that we all will be juggling some area of life so that we can remain in balance with the other people in our lives. This full Moon also angles Venus and Pluto, so there is sure to be news that is somewhat disconcerting. Somebody always chooses the holidays to perform an academy award winning performance for best drama. On the other hand, this is a good time to turn the tables and become the cat and not the mouse in one or more relationships. We will see where loyalties lie now and realize it is time to revamp our role in our personal game of life.

Mercury trine Uranus December 19 brings new behaviors that help us empty new tactics to deal with old dramas.

Saturn Square Uranus

Restrictive, rule loving Saturn, has been square independent, freedom loving Uranus for most of 2021. This aspect was exact February 14 and June 14, and happens again in 2043. They are exact square on December 24, which means this is when the influence of the planets is the most intense. The energy is between those of us who want change and freedom
to versus those of us who like the status quo.

Another symptom of this aspect is that we want to make a major life move, but before we can do that, we have other obligations, like needing to clean the closets but not having trash bags to put the stuff into for transport.

Look to the battle between different ideas, cultures, men, women, sexual preferences, and you will see a battle between what is now and what the future holds for us.

December 29 -30

Mars is making nice with Saturn, while Mercury and Venus are conjunct Pluto. Remember that Venus is retrograde. This combination of planets, plus the eclipse and Jupiter moving into Pisces makes for an intense last few days of 2021. Oh, and Mars is pretty close to us in proximity. What a stew that we can use to nourish us or burn our tongues! Really think about what is good for you now.

This is a very good time to make big changes, especially if you are Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn or Aquarius. Also, if you are born in the last few days of any sign, ask yourself who is your real ally in life? Who can you depend on now and in the future? Should you decide to reconnect with someone, do so with honesty and only if you plan to be consistent and committed.

Jupiter moves through Pisces December 28 to next May 10 and then again October 28, 2022 to May 15, 2023. I will talk about more next month, but buy a raincoat when you take that cruise. Water and the topic of water will be everywhere. If you live in a flood zone, get insurance.

In a nutshell, each sign of the zodiac will generally find easy times and expansion.

Aries -Listen to your dreams and that ghost under the bed.

Taurus - Make new friends that are enjoyable.

Gemini - Both of you are at a dilemma, but will make the right choice about the new job.

Cancer - Learn talents and travel to learn about you. Happiness is inside of you.

Leo - Adjust to new levels of intimacy and sharing. People want to give you money or credit.

Virgo - You are loved by the world and maybe even by one who rocks your world or wrecks your life. Good time to use those black and white facts.

Libra - Enjoy an expansion of your work. It will happen but you must adjust to new methods and let others help you.

Scorpio - Life so easy that you can put that stinger away because you feel safe among the joy you are sending and receiving. Have fun. Have kids.

Sagittarius - Tap into emotions and talents that you may have not used. Many will move.

Capricorn - Travel. New cars or boats are viable. There will be lots of paperwork.

Aquarius- You will have more money.

Pisces- It’s likely that you’ll get fat. The good thing is everyone will know you and love you.

Mercury Retrograde 2022

Jan 14 - Feb 3
May 10 - June 3
Sept 9 - Oct 2
Dec 29 - Jan 18,2023

December 2021 Almanac

Consummate Relationships
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I have been writing this column for over twenty-five years now and in order to better assist readers who are not students of astrology I offer some suggestions as to how to use the monthly summary.

Read the summary with your calendar that shows the whole month on one page. Read through the intro and make note of the days that I point out. Mark the new Moon and the full Moon. The days between the new Moon and the full Moon are when you generally want to start something that you want to grow. Do look at that Moon void chart and take a rest on those days. I have discovered that no matter what I plan, it turns out another way on a Moon void day. Anything you try to accomplish will turn out with unexpected results.

Make note of the three days before the new Moon. People usually get anxious during these days because the phone does not ring or they feel confused or simply nothing is happen. That is because it is wind down time before the new Moon. You will usually notice that the action of life picks up once the new Moon occurs. Also note the days that planets change directions, especially Mercury retrograde.

Hopefully these suggestions will give you a bit of a start to maneuvering through life with astrology.

Robert E Brown

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As a part of helping readers live with astrology I have added a year long astrology calendar on the MOON VOID page. You can see all the voids month by month. Note the new Moons and the full Moons. The lunar quarters are listed and the aspects are noted on each day. If you are not astrology savvy you can at least have the Moon void information for the year. It's a pdf so you can download it.