Dear friends, sorry for the light posting! Here is a link to the December forecast. If you are on my mailing list you will soon receive your report of the planetary influences of the month written in plain language that is easy to understand. If you aren’t yet on this list please sign up in the sidebar!
Meanwhile here is an introduction for the beginning of December:
The biggest single planetary event in December is the resurgence of the challenging square aspect between Uranus and Pluto. This is the sixth of seven exact phases of this cycle that has brought about cataclysmic change across the globe as well as in our personal lives (read more in the sidebar if this is new to you). Uranus and Pluto destabilize the structures of our life so that they can be replaced with a new and improved foundation that better fits the modern era. For example, around the world repressive governmental regimes have been broken up and ideally these would be replaced by more democratic institutions. However, after the breakdown (Pluto) and revolution (Uranus) phases there is a period of uncertainty and chaos as the dust settles and the new reality begins to emerge. We are seeing that in the world political situation, and perhaps you are seeing this in your own life.
I will be writing more about the astrology of 2015 later in the month, but for now just know that this destabilizing influence is nearing the end and the rebuilding phase is within reach. We can get a head start on that by attempting to rise up above the chaos and gain a broader view of our own life to see where change is needed, and how it can be achieved.
Meanwhile two planets change direction this month: Jupiter will turn retrograde on December 8th and Uranus will turn direct at the Solstice on December 21st. When planets change direction their apparent movement (from our perspective here on earth) slows down and these energies become more intense. Jupiter’s expansive beneficence is at a peak during the first week of December, and the disruptive influence of Uranus will be felt throughout the month.
THIS WEEK’S DETAILS
As December begins there is a strong emphasis in Fire energy. Three planets including the Sun are in Sagittarius, the Moon and Uranus are in Aries, and Jupiter is in Leo. Fire exhibits unbridled enthusiasm and a tendency for quick action, and combined with the radical push for breakdown and change of the Uranus/Pluto square this can be somewhat intense, particularly towards the middle of the month when Uranus and Pluto are at the peak of their dance.
Fortunately a harmonious sextile from Mars (action) to Saturn (discipline) on the 1st helps us to plan and focus our energies so that we can work towards our goals. Mars is in Capricorn for a few more days, and Saturn is Capricorn’s ruler so the 1st and 2nd of December are excellent times for planning and accomplishment.
The 4th gives us several beneficial aspects, with harmonious trines between Venus (attraction) and Jupiter (confidence), suggesting comfort and easy social interactions (plus a bit of good luck), and between the Sun (Self) and Uranus (innovation), opening our minds to new possibilities and helping us to envision ourselves in a whole new way.