December Astrology 2020
Mercury ushers in December by entering the tell it like it is sign of Sagittarius. The month moves at lightning speed as Mercury and the Sun in Sagittarius are hammering in the message to keep moving forward. There are the same 24 hours in the day yet the mind and ideas of closing out the year and beginning a fresh start has us stumbling into the future. No matter if a few mistakes are made along the way, the gift of Sagittarius is the ability to pick oneself up and know that the experiences in life are our human class room.
December has one of the most important astrological happenings
The solar eclipse new moon on December 14th is at 23 degrees of Sagittarius and cracks open fundamental chasm of how we perceive the future. On one side is doom and gloom and the other side is seeing possibilities of reinventing one’s life and hope for a better world.
Jupiter is the planet that rules Sagittarius and therefore rules the solar eclipse. Jupiter is in the last degrees of Capricorn which by nature is a worried sign and how it operates is through thinking of the worst case scenario then preparing for it while hoping, but not necessarily believing for the best. Further Jupiter is bumping up next to Saturn in Capricorn at the last degree giving a hint of just how well one has or has not prepared for rainy days. However both of these planets are at the border of a new sign, new beginning in Aquarius a time when the light is growing and the vision of a better future for humanity awaits.
Mars has four more weeks in Aries, where it has been since June 30th and is at a critical point reflecting back to March 2020 when much of the world went into isolation due to Covid-19. The death toll and long term repercussions are in the news this week as is a collective anger of what could have been different.
Venus is with the asteroid Juno, the goddess of marriage and community in the solar eclipse chart. Wanting to be with our partner and in shared community with like-minded beliefs is strong.
Venus joins the Sagittarius party on December 15th dreaming of places to go, new experiences to have, and happy days ahead.
Saturn moves into future oriented, virtual world Aquarius on December 17th where it will stay for the next 2 years and Jupiter enters Aquarius two days later on the 19th. Saturn and Jupiter will come together on the solstice in Aquarius, an air sign marking a new 200 year era. Jupiter and Saturn new cycle is every 20 years, however they will stay in the same element (either earth, air, fire, or water) of their new cycles for 200 years with a teaser once before the new 200 yr cycle begins. Meaning that in 1981 there was a Jupiter Saturn conjunction in the air sign of Libra, the teaser that the world is changing rapidly then in 2000 the conjunction of Jupiter Saturn was back into the earth sign of Taurus. The last 200 years have been about building our material world, all things of the earth element. The next 200 years are in Airs signs, focusing on intellectual development. Having the eclipses this year and into 2021 is a push to stay informed and relevant in your knowledge so not to become redundant and unemployed.
Mercury had just entered Capricorn and is with the Sun, this is a symbol of keeping your own consul. Only sharing your vision with those you completely trust or keeping your vision under wraps until you see it begin to unfold is best when Mercury, the planet of ideas, is under the beams of the sun (next to the sun we can’t see it in the sky).
Mars in Aries is with Eris, the goddess of discord and they are exactly square Pluto the planet of death and rebirth. There is a rage or anger that is stirring against Pluto, demanding the letting go of the old and being in the unknown before the transformation begins. There is an internal power struggle between hanging onto the old life and birthing a new beginning. Releasing the struggle helps. Raging against Pluto is like swimming against the oceans pull when you get caught in a rip tide. To get to shore you find a way to go with the current until you are released and then you can make your way back.
The beautiful full moon in nurturing protective Cancer on Tuesday the 29th has Venus in hopeful Sagittarius vibrating with dreamy Neptune. There is a powerful signature of releasing the past that no longer works and focusing on faith that whatever you want or need as long as you can hold the vision it is only a matter of time before you meet it. People will show up as anchors that are supportive and helpful with inspiration that is of practical use. This full moon reveals what is needed in small or large changes that will bring you more emotional contentment while still being mindful of your material and physical needs.
The year ends with the moon in Leo a true celebration to herald in 2021 as a year of more joy and willingness to follow your heart.
December Astrology 2019
The end of the year is here and the month begins with Jupiter, the planet of luck and opportunity leaving its home territory of Sagittarius and entering into a new sign, Capricorn. When Jupiter is in Capricorn it is a bit like a purple spiked hair, tattooed body, leather mini skirt, nose ring jeweled biker walking into an old schooled country club where the admittance demands a certain dress code and it isn’t what you are wearing. In other words, Jupiter is out of its natural habitat. However the good luck charm Jupiter floating through the next 12 months in Capricorn will open new doors and help with the changes that are destined to be in old established businesses and institutions.
On a personal side this vibe can be used to develop your own career objectives. Ever think of having your own business or a business on the side? Jupiter in Capricorn will help you find the answers to what you need to know in the fundamentals of business ownership. It is a time when developing your character, or the person you want to be known for is strongest.
The full moon in Gemini is on the 12th of December with a deep longing to break free of chaos and to find a place of refuge where intelligent conversation, laughter, and a wise perspective of life exist. The full moon is connected with Neptune, a great full moon on which to meditate, journal, lucid dreaming, and simply to share ideas that if implemented would make the world a better place.
Venus, the planet of what we love and value, is caught between two of the heavy hitters in the zodiac; Saturn and Pluto. If the foundation in your relationship life has cracks in it, this Gemini full moon demands a serious conversation on how to bring more communication and mutual understanding and respect back into the day to day interactions.
Since Venus also has a say around our financial world making responsible (a Capricorn Saturn thing) decisions in shopping is part of the picture also. Bottom line on the money side, whatever you spend, make a promise to self that you won’t regret it when the bill comes due.
Venus shifts into friendly Aquarius on the 20th. Just in time to emphasize friendships and opening up to new experiences over the winter holiday season and into early January. Venus in Aquarius loves to mingle; put your extrovert cap on for the next few weeks as there will be plenty of opportunities to meet and greet interesting characters.
The solstice on December 21st at 11:19 pm EDT ushers in the turning of the sun. Our days in the northern hemisphere now begin to grow once again as the sun begins it journey towards the summer solstice.
There is an exact square between Venus in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus this solstice. This indicates that for the next three months, (until the spring equinox) there will be an underlying desire to separate from those who do not understand or agree with you and to cement stronger ties with friends that think the way you do. It is also represents more opportunities to learn about subjects that are considered out there. Conferences, workshops, courses on UFO aliens, astrology, crystal healings, and new innovative methods of healing or creative living situations will be more prolific over the next three months.
The Capricorn new moon is a solar eclipse on December 26th at 12:13 am. The new moon is conjunct Jupiter in this eclipse, offering protection and confidence to ring in 2020 with hope and enthusiasm. That said Jupiter does have a side to it that can over do. It will be easy to over commit, over spend, over eat, over exercise, and more. Think about what you want in your life and stretch it to the limit. This is a great new moon for manifesting; put it all out there on your vision board, all you want to do, have, accomplished, and more. Jupiter wants us to do more than we think we can as its message is in only giving it a shot will you know where your limitations are and we can be more than we think we can.
The year ends and rings in 2020 on a Pisces moon with Neptune. Expect plenty of party goers on the road if you plan on being out as with a Moon and Neptune together on New Year’s Eve, the mind body altering substances make more of an impact than usual. If you are more of the home body type and leave the public celebratory gatherings to others, Neptune Moon in ringing in the New Year also carries with it great imagination abilities, wonderful for deep meditations, music and movies.
December Astrology 2018
We welcome December on a lovely weekend with the Moon in relationship friendly Libra and Mercury and Venus both slipping into Scorpio adding to the planetary water elements as Mars is in Pisces for December. With 3 of the personal planets traveling through water signs this month emotions can be all over the map. All might be laughs and smiles and pretty clothes on the outside, on the inside our detective antennae is alert to what is the meaning is behind every sentence and wondering what the agenda is from the person checking us out. It is a dynamic way to begin the fun and festive holiday month. The Sun is square Mars this weekend supplying plenty of energy to compensate for all the promises made to make the scene at all the invitations received.
Mercury moves direct on December 6th the day before the new moon. It will not pass the degree from which it went retrograde until the 24th, known as the shadow point, but will help with deliveries from the online shopping sprees from the last week in November. If you recall, when Mercury went retrograde it was square Neptune, it goes direct in Scorpio therefore be very mindful of using your credit card and keep an eye out for fraud. Neptune can be fraud, Mercury is the merchant planet, and Scorpio has to do with money and credit. Stealing cc info may be rampant under this Mercury retrograde. This will be especially significant if you have a Venus Neptune transit happening in your personal chart.
The Sagittarius New moon
The degree meaning of the Sagittarius New Moon according to Rudhyar is Seagulls watching a ship. If you ever watched the fishing boats out at sea you will see the seagulls fly to the boat for a free lunch. This Sagittarius season, with Jupiter ruling the new moon in its own sign is suggesting there will be many opportunities to enjoy the bounty and abundance that surrounds you. Just pay attention to your environment and notice when and where the offerings are available to participate. With the Sun, Saturn and Pluto at the same declination in the new moon chart an intense awareness to make the best of life is palpable. Jupiter in Sagittarius with the Sagittarius new Moon desperately wants us to pay close attention to how our mind and beliefs alter our view of the world and impact our experience of life. Believe in your capabilities and challenge the negative programing that lurks in the corners of the subconscious.
The Sagittarius new moon on the 7th is a breath of encouragement and optimism as it is the first Sagittarius New Moon with the ruling planet Jupiter in Sag since 2007. The only downside is over confidence in far reaching schemes that have a bit of the gamblers bet riding on them. Caution aside, the Sagittarius new moon is a time to set your intentions in far reaching possibilities that you don’t have a clue how it is probable, but know it is possible. It is a time to reach out to those who believe in you and help you stretch beyond your comfort zone of what you think and believe you can do and challenge you to do more than you think you can.
Challenge yourself to reach the proverbial impossible dream. Find out where the new moon in Sagittarius falls in your chart that placement will be the house and area of life that will be activated. With Jupiter in the same sign for the next 12 months take advantage of the support from the universe to expand that side of life. You may find blessings and opportunities coming your way where doors have been shut and locked previously. Another challenge presented from Sagittarius surrounds what we believe and our opinions. It will be a time that your world or inner voice can nudge you to rethink what you always thought was true. Is it really true that old dogs can’t learn new tricks? That after a certain age it is hard to ……. You fill in the blank. If the old belief doesn’t support who you are and who you want to be, out it goes and in comes another belief that is supportive. Mars is exactly conjunct Neptune; energy levels can be depleted if you are partying to hard. For the global view, Mars with Neptune is problematic for shipping, the Navy, and pollution in waters. There will be undercurrents that threaten peace at this time. Connect with the light and know that the spiritual warrior within is activated during this cycle.
The Capricorn Solstice on December 21st at 5:23 pm EST heralds in the suns journey for the next 6 months. This is an important solstice as the eclipse patterns have moved into the Capricorn/Cancer axis. The charts of the equinoxes and solstices are the foundation for Mundane astrology. Set the chart location for the capitol of the country that you want to know about. I set it for Washington, DC for the USA forecast. This chart shows the news anchors pontificating their opinions with such furor in relentless manner it will be hard to distinguish the difference between a view point and a fact. Young people will rise to have a strong voice especially in regards to their education. The most challenging aspect is Saturn at the Sun/Pluto midpoint. Tension between the president and the other branches of government continue to be strained. According to Ebertin, Saturn at the Midpoint of Sun/Pluto represents the use of government controlled sectors, such as the police, to carry out the orders of a controlling person in power as the negative side. The positive manifestation is methodical effort to accomplish an all-consuming passion. Pluto has once again returned to its own node emphasizing the nature of Pluto and the depth which it will go to uncover hidden resources and elements. This isn’t such great news for the earth and it represents taking from her the resources hidden within. Of course if mankind can mine for oil, minerals and the rest in a respectful way perhaps she is happy to oblige. However greed can be an element of the Pluto side and not bother with the extra expense to care for the environment.
The Cancer full moon Saturday the 22nd is at 12:49 pm EST less than 24 hours after our winter (summer down under) solstice. It brings into the weekend the deep desire to connect with those you love and feel comfortable around. Food and cozy will be the key words. It may be a bit on the emotional side for those who are lonely or feel distraught over not being able to get everything the way one wants before the last week of the year settles in. Mercury is conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius, which can be interesting for travel, Mercury with Jupiter square Neptune represents many people on the road or in the air however the closer we get to the exact Square on the 24th the more likely it will be to miss connections or have unforeseen circumstances interrupt your route. The Cancer full moon always is about finding a balance between your responsibilities and duties in life while taking care of the inner and emotional needs. Christmas and Boxing day, for those who celebrate should be quite joyful with the moon in Leo. That also bodes well for the children opening gifts.
The year ends with Mars moving into Aries giving plenty of enthusiasm to say out with the old and hurrah for the New Year. In addition the Sun is with Saturn exact the next day, January 1st 2019. This is an excellent signature for planning and setting your intentions for your new year. Granted, if you over did New Years Eve with one too many glasses of wine, it is a sign of regret. With the Moon in Scorpio presiding over New Years Eve it can be a time of deep meditation, intuitive recognition of your new year ahead. Many people may choose to spend the evening alone or with a significant other releasing the past and preparing for a year of transformation and accomplishment in 2019.
Happiest of Decembers, with Love Donna
December Astrology 2017
Astrological Events for December
The important events astrological of December are:
- Jupiter trine Neptune from Scorpio to Pisces
- The super full moon on the 3rd Square Neptune
- Mercury retrograde at the last degree of Sag the day of the super moon
- Saturn or Mercury as the void planet in Sag until the 19th
- The Sagittarius new moon on the 18th conjunct the Galactic Center
- Saturn moving into Capricorn on the 19th for the next 2 ½ years
- The winter solstice on the 21st with the Sun conjunct Saturn
- Mercury direct on the 22nd
- The New Years eve and start of 2018 with the Moon in Gemini conjunct the fixed star Polaris, Venus shining brightly with Facies, the star of energetic impulses, Uranus stationed creating excitement and the Sun with Lilith conjunct the node of Jupiter intensifying primal desires.
The first days of December intensify towards the full moon on the 3rd which is the only super moon of the year, when the moon is closest to the earth at full phase and will appear larger than normal. This full moon carries with it Mercury stationed to retrograde who is together with Saturn at the Galactic center. This point will be revisited with the new moon on the 18th.
This full moon is the only super moon of the year, when the moon is closest to the earth at full phase and will appear larger than normal. This full moon carries with it Mercury stationed to retrograde who is together with Saturn at the Galactic center. This point will be revisited with the new moon on the 18th.
The full moon between Sagittarius and Gemini is a time of revisiting your thoughts and beliefs. This is a great weekend to connect with others that are interested in exploring ideas with gusto and willingness to develop concepts that can be put into action for the betterment of local communities or beyond. It is also a great weekend to get away on a spiritual retreat as Neptune is part of the mix shining its vibe with a desire to merge with the infinite. Music and parties are certainly going to be plenty, with the Sagittarian Centaur in full swing of imbibing in earthly pleasures. In fact this is strong throughout the month. This full moon has been called the Full Cold Moon, Full long nights moon, Oak Moon, and the moon before Yule.
Mercury retrograde the day of the full moon can bring pause to travel plans. Mercury conjunct Saturn on the 4th 5th and 6th can have a serious time in deciding what to do, where to go, or what to buy. For those in the University setting it is a tough cram time. When exams are in the mix, skipping the study or required effort is a sure bet for unhappy marks. As for other results from exams, health, and such, the first week in December can result is funny numbers, with Neptune strong and Mercury retrograde test results are nearly guaranteed to be requested again. As for signing up for health insurance or other binding legal papers Mercury Saturn suggest to think it through very carefully before you sign the dotted line and hand over your hard earned cash.
Mercury, Saturn, Venus and Uranus will be the void planets this month (with a day and a half given to Mars). Mercury at the start of the month ends the day with the mind working overtime seeking knowledge and truth, Saturn from the 6th to the 19th leaves us second guessing if we are making the right choices, and from the 20th to the 25th Venus takes center stage for the void position sending us to sleep with happy thoughts, and from the 25th to the New Year Uranus takes over and our true selves emerge to let loose.
Jupiter will trine Neptune for the first time since July of 2013, due to the nature of the transits the trine was completed only once that year, Dec 2017 is the first of 3 Jupiter Neptune trines, with the second happening in May of 2018 and the third in August 2018. The December trine will give us a hint of how to access the nature of Jupiter in Scorpio with Neptune in Pisces. This is an extremely potent time to develop your intuitive skills and further your path along spiritual development. Caution is advised when listening to Gurus who might not be true teachers but more interested in elevating their status.
The Sagittarius new moon at 26 degrees 31 minutes is conjunct the Galactic Center. According to Philip Sedgewick “The Galactic Center is an intense compact radio source and a supermassive black hole at the center the Milky Way which our sun revolves around. It-* opens up the subconscious mind. This opening asks us to release and forget emotional trauma. Of course, this also means relinquishing your greatest emotional grievances. Perhaps this contributes largely to the popular metaphysical model of cellular reprogramming. Second, IFR blasts open the root chakra in the energy system. This chakra releases the old, regenerates our energy, and lifts us off our duffs with renewed inspiration and a sense of real progress.” (http://www.philipsedgwick.com)
This is an incredible blessing to forward us to catapult our spiritual progress. Setting your intentions for the Sagittarius new moon will be valuable when you are connecting with the realm of what Sagittarius is all about.
Create affirmations that set a positive vibration for what is important for you.
Consider taking classes or courses in subjects that are of interest.
Reexamine your thoughts and beliefs, let go of prejudice and judgment
Expand your boundaries beyond your comfort zone.
Take a foreign language class or if that seems too formidable check our exotic cuisine.
Plan travels, the more wild and adventurous the better.
Take a journey of the mind, or better yet travel to the amazon with a guide for shamanic healing.
The new moon is trine Uranus and Pallas Athene in Aires giving a send off of encouragement to be true to ones core values. Granted the Sag new moon is a few degrees from Saturn who is at the very last moments of being in Sag, and square Chiron, which brings an emphasis of being serious about having what you want, a plethora of aha moments that bring to the surface the cracks in your life where you feel you have been unfaithful to the truth of your being.
The winter solstice (or summer down under) is the day that the Sun and Saturn form a new cycle. This is the first time in 28 years that the yearly sun Saturn conjunction is in Capricorn and we will have two other conjunctions in January of 2018 and 2019. In essence three chances to set our intentions for accomplishments and long term goals, along with mastering discipline that it will require to do so. Do you want to climb Mount Everest? The time is now to create the routine of exercise that will support you in that goal. How about that home you want? Or a trip around the world? Or the family you want to start? This solstice chart with the sun conjunct Saturn opens the door to help us obtain what we need to have what we want. Venus in the solstice chart is at the same degree that the Sagittarius new moon occupied; this new phase of sun Saturn reflects back to help with the intentions set on the new moon. The moon will be in Aquarius on the day of the solstice, perfect for gathering of friends and celebration of the Yule and Saturnalia. Saturn having moved into Capricorn on the day of the solstice and will spend the next 2 ½ years in the sign tht it rules allows for Saturn to proceed without obastacles. How this will impact you is if you are willing to plan, put forth the effort, and discipline your time to focus on your highest intentions the universe will help you along the way.
Mercury moves direct on Friday the 22nd and last minute shopping for presents shower in rapid motion. Mail seems to come all at once and last minute arraignments for the holidays are confirmed. The moon will move through Aquarius to Gemini from Friday the 22nd to New Years Eve, a time when many people will be on vacation. Saturday and Sunday the 23rd and 24th and the 25th moon will float through Pisces; a time that will remind us we are all one and emphasize peace on earth and love to all. Venus shifts into Capricorn on the 25th, respect of others values will save the day at Christmas dinner time with family members that don’t always see eye to eye. Tuesday and Wednesday the moon in fiery Aries can be super busy cramming in trips and events that you love to do. Thursday and Friday the moon in Taurus life slows down to relax and enjoy, while Saturday and Sunday the 31st with the moon in Gemini is another surge of activity and connecting with friends and fun.
The New Years eve and start of 2018 is with the Moon in Gemini conjunct the fixed star Polaris (Alpha Ursae Minoris in the constellation of Ursa Minor, the Little Bear). Polaris is the celestial North Pole, or the point in space where the earth’s axis intersects the Celestial Sphere. Polaris may be perceived as a focal point of condensed energy connecting our Earth to the greater cosmos. This is a beautiful symbol from which to contemplate our place in the vastness of the universe, and how our light, if only for a brief moment of time we are on the planet, can shine its brightest.