Here’s what to watch for: Expansion by virtue of saying no, setting new limitations, doubting something, or become more focused, contained or committed. Waves of expansion and contraction in alternation. Trying to make something bad into something noble, righteous, or heroic. The expansion of the negative. Serious moral authority. The challenging of an old system, or a new system facing an immediate setback. The old order and the new way. A glorification of the old, the conservative. Authoritarian thinking. Growth through limitation, focus, adherence to moral or spiritual authority, tradition, the past, etc.
December 7th – the Sun in Sagittarius will Square Neptune in Pisces.
Here’s what to watch for: Wisdom and miracles, teachers and transcendence, ego dissolution and visionary insights, the timeless wisdom of an inspiring leader. The dissolution of solar figures, of authority, or the “head” of an organization or institution. The deception or delusion of the omnipotent ego. False gurus or deceptive authority figures. Ungrounded inspiration, fantasies, and ideals. The desire or need to transcend or to reinvent one’s sense of self or purpose. The ailing or weakened father or ego.
December 9th – Mercury enters Sagittarius until December 29th.
Here’s what to watch for: Grandiose logic and communication, an expansion of knowledge and learning, inspiring teachers and ideas, ungrounded thoughts, thoughts that soar, exaggerated speech, inspiring personalities, fiery and dogmatic beliefs or ideas, willful but upbeat orations, explanations unchecked by careful reasoning or logic. Benefits that come through speech, written communication, notes, emails, learning, writing, teaching.
December 11th into the 12th – the Full Moon in Gemini.
Here’s what to watch for: a restless, communicative, changeable, and intelligent atmosphere, mood, or environment. Conversations and debates about ideas, faith, beliefs, and best practices. Flirtation, playfulness, and the general need for mental or intellectual stimulation. Given the presence of Mercury in the opposite sign of Sagittarius, this Full Moon could include themes of intellectual, mental, or verbal conflict, mental or emotional disturbances, mixed message or miscommunication, as well as the theme of being an alien or outsider, forced to take up or consider an opposing view, or working in a difficult or unusual environment, or dealing with a temporary inconvenience.
December 13th – Mars in Scorpio will trine Neptune in Pisces.
Here’s what to watch for: Heroism, martyrs, suffering saints, and the salvation of sinners. Deceptive and potentially violent tactics. Desire and the illusion of strength and victory. To exert one’s effort or will in service of something higher. The frustration of one’s will due to overwhelming circumstances. An effort or attempt to DO something which is aided by higher powers or allies. The desire to become stronger through immoral methods or means. The need to align one’s will or sense of purpose with something higher.
December 11th through the 14th – Venus in Capricorn conjunct Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.
Here’s what to watch for: the death and transformation of relationships, the deepening and maturing of romantic relationships, the changing tides in friendships, older women and the wisdom of the crone, pain, loss, and hardship in love, diplomatic nightmares, manipulation, betrayal, and jealousy in relationships. The shadows of sisters, women, girls, and the goddess. The beauty that ages like a fine wine. Hurt and healing and its relation to beauty, sensuality, sexuality, friendships, and love. The death or ending of an agreement, or the binding of a new agreement forged in the midst of turmoil or difficulty.
December 20th – Mercury in Sagittarius will Square Neptune in Pisces.
Here’s what to watch for: muddled communication, deception or illusion in communication, intoxication and mental fog, inspired or otherworldly dreams and synchronicities, or the impulse to write or speak musically, poetically. The mystical teacher, the inspired idea that awakens the imagination. Channeled thoughts, stream of consciousness writing, and esoteric investigation. Also the revelation of concealed or hidden information, gossip, spying, disinformation, and the attempt to twist the facts.
December 20th – Venus will enter the sign of Aquarius and will stay there the rest of the month.
Here’s what to watch for: A high-minded concern with diplomacy, truth, and beauty. Progressive ideas inspiring new artwork, forging new alliances, or establishing new romantic connections. Falling in love with learning, ideas, artwork, and outsiders. Sexual revolution and the desire to make something more perfect or beautiful. Loving humanity but struggling to connect with people. Idealistic but somewhat detached, cold, or distant. Platonic relationships. Ideals that interfere with the ability to connect on the level of the heart or emotions.
December 21st into the 22nd – The Winter Solstice takes place as the Sun enters Capricorn, where it will stay for the rest of the month.
Here’s what to watch for: The need or desire to become more sober or serious. The setting aside of childish, frivolous or wasteful things. A hard or cold, realistic attitude. The need to set new intentions for the year ahead. A plan and the long road to get there. Brutal realism as well as the need for a fantasy or dream.
December 22nd – Venus in Aquarius will square Uranus in Taurus.
Here’s what to watch for: the need to defy conventional gender/sexual norms, to experiment or seek out radical new sexual or romantic experiences. The sudden change or revolution within a relationship, or the sudden amendment of an agreement, or even the sudden disruption of a relationship or agreement. The radical redefining of aesthetic or artistic values. The need to flaunt one’s self or one’s ideas, views, or body. The sudden, liberating impulse or desire. The potential for escapist, futuristic, egoism..the grand plan and its vanity.
December 26th – A Solar Eclipse in Capricorn conjunct Jupiter in its Fall in Capricorn.
Here’s what to watch for: An expansive new plan or development, coming from the realistic ground of a sobering or painful experience. A new vision, a new plan, utilizing lessons, lineages, or traditions from the past. A marriage of the new and the old. New teachers, old lessons. An emphasis on the long, slow, patient path of progress. An enthusiasm welling up from the ground of a more mature or serious outlook or commitment. A plan and the potential to will that plan to realization through corrupt or possibly authoritarian, or rigid means.