Santa, Capricorn, and Mars Retro
Dharmaruci has a great post about getting things done before Christmas:
Have you noticed that there is no point trying to arrange anything between now and Christmas that hasn’t already been arranged? It just won’t happen. There is a good astrological reason for this: the Sun is in the final degrees of a mutable sign, Sagittarius. A sign of excess and office parties, yes. But being mutable, and at the end of the sign, it is particularly good for just going with the flow and letting things end, not beginning them.
I’d like to also add that right now it’s going to be hard to get things done because Mars is stationary and preparing to change direction on the 20th. This is the astrological equivalent to being stuck in the mud while the wheels of your spin in an attempt to gain traction.
The mutable (flexible, adaptable) signs come at the end of the season, and the cardinal signs mark the entry into the next season. Adaptable signs are not particularly energized but they help us to prepare for the next phase.
DR then goes on to compare the squeezing of Santa through the chimney to the Sun’s entry into Capricorn. You’ve got to see his post, if only for the cute Santa pic!